I’m gonna take this to mean just Digimon Adventure 01, and not 02. Of note, I have only watched the first series in english, though with the new season of Digimon being something of an Adventure 03, I am planning on watching it in Japanese.
The first character I first fell in love with: Tai. Tai, tai, tai, tai, tai. First on the screen, first in my heart. He’s hot headed, he doesn’t think. He cares for everyone and puts their mental and physical needs before his own. He is a character that both cares for others and needs care himself. I like that he is a good foil to most of the other characters in the series, and, getting a lot of the spotlight, is often used as such. It doesn’t hurt that he’s got that whole unhealthy guilt/ maaaaaaybe child abuse thing going on cuz of Kari (cry more, my favorite characters).
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Izzy. Wow. At first he really just kinda hung in the background and was generally used as a method to explain the current situation. But his whole backstory and all his hidden insecurities, and just. He is this calm, logical center to the emotions of the rest of the group. Mmm.
The character everyone else loves that I don’t: Mmmm…Sora? I like 02 Sora, but 01 Sora had a lot of things going on. I don’t think I really connected to her issues and I never understood her way of dealing with them, nor her motivations for running away from the group. *shrug* She became a lot more relatable in the movies and season 2, tbh.
The character I love that everyone else hates: There is no such thing.
The character I used to love but don’t any longer: My love didn’t shrink, only grew.
The character I would totally smooch: Smooches on the forehead for all you kooky kids!
The character I’d want to be like: Gennai. I need to roll with the punches and laugh off the big stuff more.
The character I’d slap: Everyone needed a slap at some point in that show. I think Mimi and Matt needed it the most.
A pairing that I love:
Tai/Sora/Matt oops, wait that’s 02. I mean, Tai/Izzy
A pairing that I despise: ??? Gosh I dunno. Anything that gets creepy, I guess????? No pedo, please.