[[ooc: Well I’ve already stated this before I believe. But the only two characters I ship with Kari are Davis and Ken.
Ken and Kari was something that I wish was explored in the canon, and I don’t mean as a couple
(even if a part of me would of liked that ;) hehe), but as friends. They both shared the same horror, the whole thing with the Dark Ocean. I think the two could of grown to become closer friends, shared their fears together and helped overcome them, like most friends would do. But nope, when Ken finds out somebody else was pulled into the same world that forever haunts the darkest corners of his mind…how does he react? “Kari you’ve been here too?” (or something like that)…but seriously, that was it? REALLY?!?!?! I honestly feel that the writing team don’t realize how many great opportunities they had with Digimon 02, the good stuff never truly gets explored, only tossed aside, and it’s so frustrating! I honestly feel that Ken and Kari, if at LEAST nothing else, would of grown to become closer friends and helped each other through their fears.
But I also think their personalities would mesh well together too. Sadly this pairing is very underrated. :(
The other pairing is the one that I adore the most for Kari pairings, and it probably rivals with 2 or three other pairings of mine in Digimon in being one of my absolute favorites.
I loved Daikari from the MOMENT Davis’s character was introduced.
I never got into Takari, even as a kid I didn’t really see it. To me they felt more like a brother and sister (you know kids who are that close in friendship). To me Takari feels more meaningful as a friendship than say “lovers” Because then their relationship transfroms into this “oh so perfectly perfect” clitche! I am not the hugest fan of “childhood sweetheart” romances, there are a few exceptions I have made mind you. Because some couples have just so much chemistry and are so entertaining to watch, have great dynamics, etc…that the whole childhood friends becoming lover thing doesn’t bother me in the slightest. But Takari feels like it would be some boring clitche if it actually happened. I don’t hate Takari…I’m just…bored with it. It honestly just bores me. I can’t bring myself to even care about it in the slightest. Friendship, sure, it’s cute, but romance? Nope, I’m just bored and indifferent.
But there are those radical people out there (not all of them are like this mind you, every fandom has it’s crazies after all), who bash Daikari and Davis simply because he crushes on Kari, and these rabid Takarians just lambast the hell out of that poor Davis for the dumbest reasons. Petty reasons. Hating is fine, everyone is allowed to have an opinion, but I can’t take you SERIOUSLY at all if you hate Davis for either being “Tai clone” (which he isn’t) or for standing in the way of your precious OTP…sad and pathetic reasons. There are far more credible reasons understandable…not stupid petty ones.
But enough rambling about that.
Daikari to me was a breath of fresh air. I will admit the reason I gravitated to it at first as a kid, because one-I found it more entertaining to watch, and two-because I felt that while they aren’t clones of these two characters-that Daikari would have a somewhat similar dynamic to Taiora (which I just (still do) adored to pieces as a child).
The older I got, the more and more I fell in love with it, each time I fell back and rewatched digimon.
You guys all know the whole “seme/uke” crap that people go on about with pairings and fanfiction…Now with daikari, everyone would say, that obviously Davis would be “Seme” and Kari would be “Uke”.
However, they aren’t some stereotypical “seme/uke” type of relationship.
Sure Kari is soft and kind-hearted, while Davis is aggressive and loud. But…Davis is a different kind of “seme” when it concerns Kari.
Something I honestly find the cutest thing ever, that this boisterous boy can instantly be a smitten pile of goo in a SECOND with the snap of Kari’s fingers.
He practically worships the ground she walks on. Like she’s this treasure, or the greatest thing to ever come into existence.
She has this power over him, and I don’t think she even realizes it. But she has a huge influence over him. He listens to her.
If she wanted to, Davis would bend over backwards to carry out her every whim. He would dote and dote and dote on her, treat her like she’s some Queen.
But here’s the best part. Because while Kari is a great influence on him, here is the next kicker, Kari, being the sweet and gentle girl that she is. The selfless one, she wouldn’t treat Davis like a servant or a doormat. She isn’t the kind of girl that would take advantage of someone who’s so compassionate and loyal to the people they love. No, instead she would constantly try to please that person. She would only care for their happiness.
Davis and Kari would basically constantly be trying to make the other happy. A relationship that where the couple just wants to keep giving to the other.
And Kari is more reserved at times. She’s sometimes TOO selfless, that’s her downfall. Just as Davis’s ignorance (which can make him selfish without even realizing it) is his flaw.
Davis would teach her that it’s okay to sometimes be selfish and speak her mind. She’d teach Davis to be more aware of himself-when he can be unintentionally selfish in his ignorance, humble him, and teach him that it’s okay to sometimes hold back.
Plus, Kari does have a bit of spunk to her, it’s not like she’s a girl that will allow herself to be bullied constantly, sure she’s soft, but she’s not that soft.
And yes Davis is a hot-head, but he’s also a friendly and loyal guy deep down. He’s very caring, confident, but also has up most confidence in the people he cares about too. And the last episode of 02 showed us that Davis is also a kid who appreciates the life he has.
Man that was long, but my other fellow RPers had some long ones too, so I think I’m justified, lol.]]