Born in Odaiba, Tokyo, in 1982 Tia Yagami is the leader of the reality 12 digidestineds.
Tia owns a true spirit of adventure like her male counterpart and also wears a pair of googles since she was a toddler. Given to her by her favorite grandfather, a naval aviator and flying ace(“Gekitsui-O”, 撃墜王) of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, she´d been wearing them hoping to become a pilot in the future. She also shares his fondness towards football (or soccer ) and used to be the captain of her team during primary school.
She´s the same age as Magnus and almost 3 years older than Nova. Tia became the first person to greet Magnus when he entered her class and soon afterwards welcomed him into her circle of friends. He became one of her best male friends besides Sora Takenouchi and her sparkly personality ended winning his admiration.
When Magnus was 11 he gathered his courage and confessed to her only for Tia gently turning him down by revealing that she was actually into girls. Despite being heartbroken by her not returning his feelings Magnus thanked her sincerity and courage.
“I am this brave thanks to dear Sora-kun!” she would declare. Sora was the first person to find out about her romantic preferences and promised to stand by her side the day she decided to open up to her family. If things turned to be bad, the Takenouchi would always support her no matter what even to the point of offering a place to stay. “Luckily my folks , after the initial fainting, were pretty chilled out and assured me that I was their Tia and would always be proud of me. They asked me, though, not to jump into the dating pool until I was 16!”
But Tia, like Taichi, turned to be quite impatient; as soon as she entered middle school she began her love quest. With a solid self esteem and unafraid of challenges she irradiated a lot of charm and ended dating more girls in her very first year of middle school than her male friends!
By the time she became a digidestined, at her 17, Tia´s popularity was huge and was known as miss Casanovas due to her large list of conquests! Poor Inori Izumi, her best friend besides Sora, received a lot of threatening letters from jealous fans because they believed that Inori was one of her girlfriends!
Tia also proved to have a huge heart when it comes to people in distress. After Magnus went missing and a mysterious spell made everybody (save for Nova) forget about his very existence, Tia was the first to console the heart broken Nova. Without Magnus´s background Nova ´s link with Tia ´s friendship was altered, having never hanged around with them according to the curse no matter how much Nova tried to remind them of Magnus. Despite having her memories altered Tia sensed something familiar within Nova and welcomed the girl into her group.
“I can´t say if you are speaking the truth or not but you are welcomed to be our friend, little sister” and her words brought some peace to Nova´s distress. When Nova was 15, Tia and the rest skipped school in order to bid her a candid good-bye and wished her the best of luck in New York.
One day, a mysterious Shinto temple appeared in her neighborhood; because it was located in an empty lot and was inexplicably built in one night, instead of attracting visitors created fear. Nobody dared to approach the temple because it was for sure a cursed place.
But Tia ignored the rumors the very day she she happened to meet, by chance, a beautiful priestess while heading back from school. Unusually tall and wearing a fox helmet, those items did not prevent an enamored Tia from following the priestess all the way to the temple!
What she could never had guessed is that the priestess was none other than Sakuyamon and would take Tia to the digiworld…
AS A DIGIDESTINED
Years ago the Digiworld was in grave danger of being destroyed by a stranger´s evilness: Piedmon. He , a stranger from another reality, did not hesitate to steal the 4 Gods´s powers and merge with them in order to rebuild this Digiworld to his image and madness. At the same time a human was summoned by the Gods´s last will before being dragged inside the clown´s system. Taomon guided Nova Takariyama towards the search of the Royal Knights and together, defeat the evil once at all.
In order to gather an army she insisted to go by the Chess rules but instead of being a Queen she became a King and slowly but steady fulfilled the task.
So when he met his final Hour he whispered the following wish:
“I wish to be reborn so I can meet the King again…I want to know if she finally managed to reach her dream…I want to see her smile once more…”
And his wish was granted although not the way he expected. First, his consciousness was split into 2 newborn digimons : Agumon and Gabumon.
When Kabuki Sakuyamon summoned a new batch of digidestineds Agumon would be partnered with Tia Yagami, according to Kabuki Sakuyamon Tia´s best feature was her courageous spirit and was the perfect match for Agumon.
At first he didn´t like her very much, she wasn´t Nova and Tia´s motives were less pure than Nova´s: she accepted to become a digidestined because she´d been infatuated by Sakuyamon´s beauty and wouldn´t miss a chance to hit on the priestess!
And Tia also didn´t appreciate very much being constantly nagged by the digimon and constantly compared to the former King…
But they eventually reached an understanding and bonded as true brother and sister in arms and Tia managed to unlock her digivice´s potential: A sword-style device!
And whenever the digivice´s light blade changes colours , Agumon goes through different forms. When the blade finally became golden, Agumon reached an alternate Mega form that wasn´t known before: MagnaGreymon!
And so, the power of Courage can manifest in different, wonderful forms such is the limitless power of a couple of loving hearts…
IN THE PRESENT DAY:
Tia is 27 and happily married to Kabuki Sakuyamon; they are currently living in the temple (which serves as a gate between the two worlds) surrounded by the foxes. The Renamons are still a bit wary of Tia but the digidestined doesn´t mind at all. Tia owns her own plane, a Cessna, and works as a freelance transporter. Miyako Ishida, though, would often hire Tia as her private pilot and have her take her from one destiny to another while on tour.