Do we have any evidence one way or another that 02 is playing a part in this? As far as I see, it's just fans projecting speculation at this point, so there's no need to argue about this. That being said, I highly doubt they are just going to retcon it out of existence. 02 weren't even that bad, it just ran on too long.
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Zero Two lasted as long as the other Digimon series. It felt like it ran on too long because of the convoluted writing. Frontier I had always felt went on a little longer than needed, but it has been years since I last saw the series, and I wasn't really a patient kid at the time when it aired. I was close to losing interest in the season a few times because I had felt like things were going nowhere, especially after Koichi's reveal.That being said, I highly doubt they are just going to retcon it out of existence. 02 weren't even that bad, it just ran on too long.
Speaking of episode-length, I've been wondering how long Tri may end up being. It has to be two-cour at the least, but I don't see it going over 50 episodes.
official site image depicting three inverted triangles proof enough for you?
Granted the reference to three is still obvious, but it meaning triangle is pretty clear.
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2. I'd appreciate you sparing me the pointless clarification on which season is which. I know what I'm talking about, thank you.
With all that said, PR saying this is a sequel to Adventure doesn't say nearly as much about the status of 02 as people seem to think. All they're saying is that this is a sequel to the season that focused on the original eight kids, seeing as the new season returns to focusing on them; that doesn't confirm where 02 lies one way or the other.
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A triangle does have three sides, after all.
I'm still going to refer to it as 03, until they say 02 is being retconned so until then it's just speculation.
Tri can still be a sequel focusing on the original 8, while still honouring 02 like please it can happen.
I think it'd be a bad move to retcon 02 just because a bunch of nostalgic Adventure fans didn't like it. Given, it's my least favourite Digimon aside from Young Hunters, but still, it would be horrible marketing to completely disown something that you've created just because some people didn't like it. Own it. I don't think they would retcon it simply because that would be bad for sales and appearance.
Like I said in the post you didn't quote, there's nothing so far to suggest that 02 is being retconned.
I agree with Griff, 02 really shouldn't get retconned
that honor should only belong to Young Hunters. For all of its problems, it still had its characters and good ideas that can be used and developed in this new series. So there's more to gain in keeping them around then shoving them aside and pretending they never happened, particularly since they are still a part of the Adventure universe.
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I can't say I know what they will do, but I have a clue what the simplest course of action would be.
They don't have to address the epilogue of the second season at all. This upcoming season is set only a few years after the portion of time covered by the main events of the second season. Unless I am mistaken, the epilogue didn't indicate that the whole world had Digimon partners immediately.
Though that may not be a workable way to deal with the most contentious elements of the epilogue, the relationships it showed or didn't. High school could easily be the starting point of relationships, hence they might not think it out of place to include that.
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Found this on the web: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3476535724
The magazine (probably V-Jump) appears to have concept sketches, interestingly one of them shows a certain Mega level Digimon that digivolves from one of the Digimon partners. (No it's WarGreymon or MetalGarurumon)
Regarding 02, pretty much the only thing needs to be retconned, is the ENDING.
Everything else can stay. Heck I actually love the Armor Evolution concept, especially when it is revealed that they can mix and match, resulting in things like Prairiemon, Maildramon, Lynxmon, Gargoylemon, Sagitarimon, Quetzalmon, Shadramon, Harpymon, Rinkmon, Kenkimon, Pteramon, Baronmon, and others.
I loved Digimon Adventure 02, yeah the ending had it's bad points but it concluded things in a way where you felt you had come to the end of an era/story. I'd be fine with the ending being retconned, but not the whole series, it was great - armor evolution, the characters and simply the story really.
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HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!
So you know how in a lot of shonen the main/lead/whatever character and the rival are the one that get all the fancy powerups and junk while everyone else including the other just as important characters get jack *censored* and are made to look like a bunch of chumps? Frontier is by far the worst out of all the Digimon series. Adventure 01 is second with Tai and Matt being the only ones to get Megas while everyone else was stuck at Ultimate. 02 wasn't too bad, but still worth mentioning how they got Imperialdramon and his other forms. Can't comment on Fusion or Young Hunters as I haven't seen enough. Tamers and Data Squad are the only series(that I've seen) where everyone gets treated equal.
I feel like this discussion's already happened before, but I don't want to search through 160+ pages for it.
Unsurprisingly, Tamers and Savers are my favourite seasons. And if Tri is giving all the kids their Ultimate Digimon, I'm hopeful it will go down the same route.