"In the arms of the angel,
Fly away from here
From this cold, dark hotel room,
And the endless nights you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here."
Sarah McLachlan, "Angel"
Echoes of Angels Who Won't Return
Introduction: "May You Find Some Comfort Here"
In books, TV, and movies, One Person can always make a difference. And in history and religion, One Person's existence has determined the fate of the world in small ways: Nero burned Rome; Esther saved the Persian Jews; Moses freed the Israelites from enslavement in Egypt; Jesus Christ, the Buddha, and Confucius each established religions that have withstood the test of time; Hitler conquered Western Europe; Mahatma Gandhi peacefully fought for the freedom of India; and Rosa Parks began a war against inequality. But few people in the world seem to think that One Person can change the course of the future forever.
Or can one? That mistake would prove to be fatal.
With the death of eleven-year-old Osamu Ichijouji, his despaired eight-year-old brother Ken heeded Yukio Oikawa's call and became the Digimon Kaiser. His ruthless crimes were only stopped by the death of his partner Wormmon, which led to the disappearance of the Kaiser's spirit. That led to the rise of Archnemon, Mummymon, and Oikawa, BlackWarGreymon's sacrifice, BelialVamdemon's defeat, and Oikawa's demise. Before the Chosen could stop it, their friendship shattered, and the Kaiser infected eleven-year-old Kouichi Kimura, invoking the murderous emotions that he soon released on his twin brother Kouji Minamoto. And with the loss of the Light came the reign of the Darkness. One Person's death led to darkness led to death led to freedom led to death led to a bittersweet victory led to darkness led to death led to darkness.
One person, taken for granted.
Wow. One Person apparently can make a difference.