Why The Name "Lucemon Chaos Mode" Sucks
Well, as I'm sure most of you know by now, the wonderful geniuses at Sensation Animation have dubbed Lucemon Falldown Mode (pronounced Loo - chay -mon, by the way) Lucemon Chaos Mode (loo see mon). Now, whilst I am fully aware that Falldown Mode is far from being a great name, Chaos Mode is no better. Why? No, it's not just because it's a dub name, and I might be considered a Frontier purist - no, it's because Lucemon Falldown Mode, or LFM as I will refer to him when talking about the Digimon, not the name, has absolutely nothing to do with chaos, whereas he does have quite a bit to do with "falldown".
Falldown Mode, as anyone can see, is "Engrish". Engrish, if you don't know, is the unintention misuse or misspelling of an English word by the Japanese. For example, the popular video "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US" is Engrish. We can safely assume that the name is intended to be Lucemon Fallen Mode. Lucemon represents Lucifer. His name does not directly imply it, contrary to popular belief - but it does in a more subtle way. "Luce" is Italian for Light. Lucifer was the Angel of Light. Additionally, Lucifer was described as looking like "a fair child", and when ever he got mad, his face was twisted horribly - that's why Lucemon's eyes go so funny when he's mad. Lucemon represents Lucifer before, during, and for a little while after his fall. Lucemon Falldown Mode represents him after his fall, and Lucemon Satan Mode represents him as he supposedly shall be in the future. Thus, Falldown is for when Lucifer had fallen.
Now, to the point of the article. We have thus far determined that "Falldown Mode", while not aesthetically pleasing, most certainly fits. But does "Chaos Mode" fit LFM at all? No. Here is why.
First, let's look at the dictionary's definition of the word "chaos".
cha·os (k[characters that I could not copy were here]s) n.
1. A condition or place of great disorder or confusion.
2. A disorderly mass; a jumble: The desk was a chaos of papers and unopened letters.
3. often Chaos The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
4. Mathematics. A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions.
5. Obsolete. An abyss; a chasm.
OK. Now, is LFM a condition or place of great disorder or confusion? From what we've seen at him, he was not disorderly at all. He spoke well, and had a well-formulated plan. His residing place was a perfect sphere. Was he confused? No. He may have been insane, but he was not confused about what he was doing at all.
Is he a disorderly mass? Not really. He's not asymetrical, but he's not a disorderly mass either.
Is he made of materials, or in a state that some people believe to have existed before the ordered universe? Nope. I've heard the argument that light and darkness are unformed matter, but this is untrue. Darkness is the absence of light, not a thing within itself. Light is energy, little bitty photons. Photons do not combine to form anything. Therefore, this argument is wrong. :)
The fourth definition, of the chaos theory, cannot apply, because it applies t the entire universe anyway. The final most certainly does not fit; LFM is not an abyss of any sort.
And so, we have ascertained that LFM isn't chaos, nor does it apply directly to him. Does he cause chaos? Let's look at his motives, his plans, and the results.
Lucemon came down during war to bring peace. He succeeded, but there was not total peace. Naturally some fighting occurred despite him. So Lucemon became a cruel tyrant, torturing those who showed any who disobeyed him (because, of course, he believed himself to bring peace, and those who did not obey him obviously opposed peace.) So, Lucemon decided to destroy the Digital World and annihilate all Digimon, and then create one of his own, and Digimon of his own, that would obey him to the letter, and be in a state of complete order. No chaos here.
What did he cause? Well, he destroyed the Digital World, killed all Digimon except Neemon, Bokomon, Patamon, Lopmon, and Plotmon, and destroyed the moons. The less you have, the more orderly it tends to be. Not much chaos here, either.
And so we have it. LFM is not chaos, did not intend to cause chaos, and did not cause chaos. Therefore, the name "Lucemon Chaos Mode", while it may sound nice, has absolutely nothing to do with LFM. Falldown Mode has everything to do with Lucemon, and does not sound so good. You can decide whether sounding nice or the meaning itself is more important, but I've made my point.