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Taichi Yagami, also known as Tai Kamiya, is the main protagonist of the original Digimon anime.

Tai is the first season's leader, and bearer of the Crest of Courage. He's a reckless blockhead at times, willing to jump into anything, and this gets him into serious trouble when he gets the idea in his head that, since the Digital World is digital, he can't be killed. The realization that this isn't the case freezes him right in his tracks, and when he overcomes it, he makes the proper jump from "not afraid" to "courageous." Despite his recklessness, he's a warm, encouraging guy, very friendly, and the team just doesn't work without him.

Tai comes from a normal family, living with his parents and little sister, Hikari. Hikari ends up being a major factor in his character development, as taking care of her forces him to mature from "courageous action guy" into "responsible leader."

In the AWA fics, Tai is student at the AWA Academy and is a part of Class 2. Tai was once part of the AWA Rookie 20 and is ranked 9th but for some unknown reason, he was removed.

In the XP4 fics, Tai debuted in XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!.

Appearance

Tai is a young man with lightly tanned skin, spiky brown hair and brown eyes.

Tai usually wears the Odaiba High School uniform; a light blue buttoned jacket under an opened white dress shirt with blue tie, navy blue vest, black pants, and sneakers.

As the Kamen Rider Wizard, from head to toe Tai is clad in a black bodysuit which concealed his form. The silver belt and chain of rings at his side stayed the same, but the rest was different. His chest was covered in red gem-like armour which was a long line down the middle with three sections on each side that were rectangular, but slightly askew. His shoulders were covered in black armor with silver edges that were decorated with dragon-like crests. From his waist hung a robe-like waist covering which was red on the inside but black on the outside. His wrists and ankles sported bands that were the same ruby red as his chest plate. Finally, his head was concealed by a silver helmet which had a ruby red faceplate decorated like the ring he wore, sporting metal lines making it appear as if it had large eyes with antennae rising from the forehead.

Personality

Tai is a happy-go-lucky and adventurous person. He is very caring and considerate of others, even if his actions may cause some people to think otherwise. He tends to act impulsively and rush without realizing the consequences of his actions, especially when his friends are in danger. However, he is quick to realize and admit he has been wrong, and does whatever it takes to fix his mistakes. It takes time for him to learn how to be a leader, but eventually he grows into the unifying force that leads all the other DigiDestined. As a teenager, he has learned to look further ahead and not to act brashly, though he is still an easygoing person. He becomes a calm and mellow mentor to the new DigiDestined.

Tai's younger sister, Kari, is one of the eight DigiDestined, and the last one to join the team. Tai is very close to Kari and very protective of her, in part because of their past experiences. On her part, Kari idolizes Tai and confides in him even when they are older. Tai and Kari used to share a room, but sometime between Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02 Kari has moved to another room.

Tai's oldest friend is Sora Takenouchi, who has been in the same class as him since the first grade. In elementary school, they are both regulars in the soccer club. His closest friend is Koushiro "Izzy" Izumi, who he met at the soccer club. As the adventurous leader of the group, Tai is always the first to jump into action, though it often throws him into the path of danger. His ideas often conflict to Matt's, resulting in a fight.

In Digimon Adventure tri., Tai's usual focus on the "big picture" leads him to become more cautious about battling after seeing the destruction caused by the Digimon's battles, and his resolve falters against the risk of collateral damage. When it becomes clear that Digimon like Alphamon will only cause more damage if they aren't stopped, Tai makes the decision to fight against them, but he still remains uneager to battle. 

XP4 Fanfics

Tai is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Deadly Hearts. He also attends Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!

In Chapter 2, Tai alongside his team, the Deadly Hearts took on a group of Somalian Pirates in island somewhere in Sweet-Somalia. After defeating the pirates, the team were thanked by the island's residents when Major Richard Stronghold arrives and they told him that they'll be staying in the island for several more days.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries

In Chapter 8, Tai is seen having a conversation with Red at the courtyard of the Vanguard Academy.

Abilities

AWA Fanfics

Tai has the ability to turn himself into the Kamen Rider Wizard.

Kamen Rider Wizard's forms are called Styles (Sutairu). In any Style, Wizard uses a fighting style that mostly deals with a saber (Chinese dao), kicking, and acrobatics seen in Xtreme Martial Arts. This is to avoid punching so he wouldn't hurt himself due to his Wizard Rings.

WizardSwordGun is his main weapon.

To unleash a finisher, Wizard (and presumably Mage as well, though this has never been shown) lifts the "thumb" on the hand feature to make it open, then he scans his current Transformation Ring on the weapon's Hand Author to give it an elemental charge. After activating either a Shooting Strike or a Slash Strike, the WizarSwordGun will rhythmically chant the Style's respective chant three times, with the exception of Infinity Style, which instead chants the main chants for the main four normal Styles once each.

Gun Mode

Wizard has nine different Shooting Strike (Shūtingu Sutoraiku) attacks for the WizarSwordGun's Gun Mode, each corresponding to a different Style.

  • Standard Styles
    • Flame: Executes the Flame Shooting (Fureimu Shūtingu), where the WizarSwordGun shoots fireballs. It has two variations, a circle version for multiple targets and a straight version for single target.
    • Water: Executes the Water Shooting (Uōtā Shūtingu), where the WizarSwordGun shoots a stream of water.
    • Hurricane: Executes the Hurricane Shooting (Harikēn Shūtingu), where the WizarSwordGun shoots a blast of air.
    • Land: Executes the Land Shooting (Rando Shūtingu), where the WizarSwordGun shoots sand and rocks.
  • Dragon Styles
    • Four Dragons:
      • Flame: An upgraded version of the Flame Shooting, where a torrent of flame is launched that turns into a dragon head. (Ganbaride only)/a large fireball is shot. (Climax Heroes only)
      • Water: An upgraded version of the Water Shooting.
      • Hurricane: An upgraded version of the Hurricane Shooting.
      • Land: An upgraded version of the Land Shooting.
  • Infinity Style: Executes the Infinity Shooting

Sword Mode

Wizard has nine different Slash Strike (Surasshu Sutoraiku) attacks for the WizarSwordGun's Sword Mode, each corresponding to a different Style.

  • Standard Styles
    • Flame: Executes the Flame Slash (Fureimu Surasshu), where a flame wheel coats the blade of the WizarSwordGun for a supercharged slash. It has a cross slashing version used to attack Phoenix, but was failed.
    • Water: Executes the Water Slash (Uōtā Surasshu), where a water current coats the blade of the WizarSwordGun for a sword beam/supercharged slash attack.
    • Hurricane: Executes the Hurricane Slash (Harikēn Surasshu), where a focused hurricane coats the blade of the WizarSwordGun for a tornado to lift a Phantom in the air, then a sword beam to cleave through the target.
    • Land: Executes the Land Slash (Rando Surasshu), where a focused dust devil with stones coats the blade of the WizarSwordGun for a land-traveling sword beam attack.
  • Dragon Styles
    • Four Dragons: All four Dragon Styles use their enhanced versions of the various elemental Slash attacks on the opponent in unison.
      • Flame: An upgraded version of the Flame Slash, resembling a focused wildfire.
      • Water: An upgraded version of the Water Slash, where a tidal wave coats the blade of the WizarSwordGun for a dragon-like sword beam attack. Combined with the Blizzard Wizard Ring, it can freeze the opponent permanently in a huge ice crystal.
      • Hurricane: An upgraded version of the Hurricane Slash, but without the tornado to lift a target in the air, and close to the point of impact, it will turn into a dragon's head and bite the target. 
      • Land: An upgraded version of the Land Slash, where a focused dust devil with stones coats the blade of the WizarSwordGun for an underground-traveling sword beam attack. Close to the point of impact, it will turn into a dragon's head and bite the target. 
  • Infinity Style: Executes the Infinity Slash

Trivia

  • Tai is the first character from Digimon to be introduced in the AWA fics.
  • In the AWA fics, Tai is a fan of Lebron James.
  • In the AWA fics, Tai's ability to turn into Kamen Rider Wizard is based and inspired from one of Toa Solaric's most successful fic.

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