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I don’t do this, but I would like to share some thoughts about this scene and how I believe Daisuke’s “I don’t know what means friendship” is not about being friends of humans, but about digimons.
This scene and his confusion is mostly about digimons; when Taichi tells them to NOT attack Metal Greymon (virus), Daisuke doesn’t do that because it was Taichi’s order and he also doesn’t understand the pain Taichi was feeling. When Taichi decided the best way to save Agumon is allowing the 02 kids fight and even kill his partner, Daisuke is still refusing to kill Agumon. Takeru is used to digimons deaths from three years ago — he even witnessed his partner sacrificing for the protection of the group — and he understands Taichi’s new decision. Daisuke don’t, and you know why?
It’s mostly about how he doesn’t treat and see digimons as friends. They’re just creatures and that’s all. Now you will say “how about episode 4? Daisuke wanted Red Vagimon to hit him instead V-mon!”, and maybe I feel Daisuke was asking for it as attempt to save V-mon, but at the same time he could be wishing to not be whipped?
When Takeru tries to save Patamon, Daisuke feels confused. Fladramon asks — maybe from out of the blue — if Daisuke would do the same for him. Pay attention to Daisuke and how he looks at Fladramon and then how he replies. Daisuke is not sure if he would do that (ignoring the fact he tried to in ep 4 something similar), and Fladramon believes he would.
Before this episode, I feel like V-mon was fighting alone and not with Daisuke — Daisuke is not his friend, but just a digimon partner. Everything changes in this episode, because Taichi & Yamato tell him to believe in the digimon, and then Daisuke finally understand they’re able to save Agumon if he believe in his partner and in the other digimons.
Daisuke probably knows what means friendship, but not about befriending a digital monster. And I feel like it’s related to his first experience with digimons — the time when Vamdemon attacked and he was one of the kidnapped kids. Unlike Miyako & Iori, Daisuke’s first meeting with a digimon was a terrible one, he was threatened by the Bakemons. It could mean it caused some trauma (?) and it blocked him to befriend digimon due to it.
After this episode, Daisuke & V-mon’s bonds became more strong. You can notice some difference from before and after ep 11.
But this is just me and my own interpretation, I just think it would be nice to share it with you guys.