Anubias

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Anubias
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Race Gundalian (Artificial)
Gender Male
Brawling Information
Main attribute Darkus Darkus
Guardian Bakugan Horridian
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First appearance Interspace Showdown
Voiced by Rob Greenway (English)
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I was born to fight, so the thought of risking my life to win doesn't scare me at all. A battler is what I am, to the very end!
—Anubias, Unfinished Business

Anubias was an antagonist in Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge and an artificial being created in the likeness of a Gundalian by Mag Mel to serve him. To this end, he antagonizes Dan Kuso in Bakugan Interspace and gains a following in Team Anubias. Although he comes to view Dan as a rival and grows obsessed with defeating him, he never has a chance to truly do so, as his powers are ultimately reabsorbed by Mag Mel and he ceases to exist.

He was a Darkus brawler, and his Guardian Bakugan was Darkus Horridian.

Appearance[edit]

Anubias's appearance bears a resemblance to Spectra Phantom and Shadow Prove. In his Gundalian form, he has horns growing from his chin. After his defeat at Dan's hands in New Vestroia, a crescent moon shines on his forehead, and from there on out appears whenever he gets angry; it is said to be a scar from being humiliated by Dan.

Personality[edit]

Anubias is a fierce, brutal and extremely competitive brawler willing to fight at any challenge and will use any means necessary to win a battle. While not entirely a bad person, he looks down on those with weakness or excuses. Unlike his partner, Sellon, he seems to care more for his team than she does. He gave Noah his partner Bakugan to use for extra skills showing that he cared for Noah with a student-teacher bond.

Although he tries his best to please Mag Mel whenever he is given a mission, he seems to care less about freeing Mag Mel than Sellon does and cares more about brawling in general. When Sellon explains that their plan will help free Mag Mel faster, Anubias replies, "Whatever. Just don't expect me to lose on purpose again."

Biography[edit]

Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge[edit]

In Interspace Showdown, he gets into a quarrel with Ben about his brawl with Dan.

In Mechtogan Mayhem, he watched the battle between Jack and Marucho. Later, when Zenthon appeared, he challenged him but was not doing very well until Sellon helped him out.

In Fall From Grace, he is seen with his team getting ready for a "meet and greet". He later criticizes Dan for not going out to meet his fans. He then battles Dan and although he loses in the first round, he wins the second round. Dan, fearing that Drago could lose control of his powers, orders Drago to run away, causing Anubias to strike and defeat Drago when he questions Dan's orders and doesn't pay attention to the battle, thus winning the third round. After the battle, Anubias tells Dan even though they are rivals; he still had respect for Dan. However, he was disappointed that Dan did not think the same way and felt insulted that Dan brawled like an amateur. He advises Dan that "If your heart's not in it, then maybe you should just quit."

In Tri-Twister Take Down, he was seen giving advice to Dan about having "periods of fear and doubt" and if he didn't push forward - he would be stuck in neutral. Later, he is seen watching Shun's and Marucho's battle against the Tri-Twisters and disliking the tactics and strategies they were using. He then intervenes along with Sellon, and takes all three of their Cyclone Percivals out.

In Agony of Defeat, He faced up against Dan in the finals of the Bakugan Interspace Championship. He was doing well until Zenthon appeared and Mag Mel took control of Dan and Drago. He lost and was about to be killed by Drago until Dan took his body back and stopped Drago and Zenthon. Dan was disqualified and Anubias was named Champion. After the battle, Anubias met up with Sellon and she told him that his performance will make Mag Mel pleased.

In BakuNano Explosion, he won against the Bash Brothers after using Aeroblaze and stated that the only one who could satisfy him in battle was Dan. He appears again after Shun proclaimed himself as the Battle Brawlers' new leader, and thought that Shun has fallen into their trap and once again, wondering where Dan is.

In Chaos Control, Anubias is shown speaking with Mag Mel about Dan and Drago's location. Mag Mel then lends him Darkus Iron Dragonoid and Aquos Venexus in order to destroy Dan and Drago. On his way to New Vestroia, he reveals his Gundalian appearance. Once he locates Dan, he battled against Drago and Preyas with his new Bakugan. Though he had the upper hand for most of the battle, he ultimately loses after Drago tames Zenthon and regains control of his powers. After his defeat, he comments that he shouldn't have lost with the Bakugan that Master Mag Mel gave him. As he is traveling through the dimensional portal, he yells out Dan's name in anger as a strange crescent symbol glows on his forehead.

In A Royale Pain, he uses a different Mechtogan, Smasheon, who ends up wiping out the competition with one hit. After his match, he recruits Noah to Team Anubias and leaves to think about how Dan was able to control Zenthon. He later watches the battle royale and comments that Shun's new Mechtogan is not as powerful as Dan's.

In Back In Sync, he was seen sitting with Sellon, listening to her compare a wilting rose to the Battle Brawlers. He displayed little interest in her analogy, only caring about being the one to take down Dan, no matter what the cost.

In Mind Search, he was seen giving his team the Bakugan they need. However, he didn't participate in the Capture the Flag competition to observe the battle.

In Re-connection, Anubias battles Shun in the championship battle and unwillingly throws the battle. Later, he gets rejected by Mag Mel to get the key from New Vestroia, and Sellon is sent instead.

In Triple Threat, Anubias takes on Shun and Marucho with Robin in Bakugan Interspace for the sake of their leading title in Interspace, but the battle is suddenly interrupted when a mass of Chaos Bakugan start invading Bakugan Interspace and destroying everything. He states to the Brawlers that "This is the end."

In True Colours, Anubias, Sellon, and Dylan show their real faces to the Brawlers and teams, leaving Noah in tears by calling all the helpless battlers "Worthless insects who you should forget about saving."

In Dangerous Beauty, he's happy that Sellon has "disappeared" because he can now go after Dan to take his revenge.

In Unfinished Business, he kidnaps Noah and held him hostage so Dan would fight him. They had a long, intense battle in which Anubias used almost all the Bakugan and Mechtogan he had, including Venexus Titan. Before the battle could finish, an image of Mag Mel's eyes appeared, absorbed Anubias' powers, and killed him in the process.

In The Final Takedown, he appeared in Noah's vision, stating that he has grown and he inspired him to keep battling on Earth.

Bakugan[edit]

Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge[edit]

Brawling Record[edit]

Anubias seems to be a good brawler, he is able to defeat normal brawlers up to about Ben's ability with ease, but struggles against more experienced opponents (particularly the Battle Brawlers), though he still is a formidable opponent.

Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge
Opponent Episode Outcome
Unknown Brawler 1 Win
Zenthon (Tag with Sellon) 2 No Outcome
Dan Kuso 3 Win
Tri-Twisters (Tag with Sellon) 5 Win
Sellon Offscreen Win
Dan Kuso 6 Lose
Bash Brothers 7 Win
Dan Kuso, Preyas, and Amazon 9 Lose
Unknown Brawlers 10 Win
Shun Kazami 13
LosePurposely threw the match
Shun Kazami and Marucho Marukura (Tag with Robin) 14 No Outcome
Battle Brawlers (Tag with Sellon) 15 No Outcome
Dan Kuso (Tag with Sellon) 16 Win
Dan Kuso, Shun Kazami, and Marucho Marukura (Tag with Sellon) 18 Lose
Battle Brawlers (Tag with Mag Mel and Sellon) 19 Lose
Battle Brawlers (Tag with Sellon) 20 Lose
Dan Kuso 22
No OutcomeAbsorbed by Mag Mel

Trivia[edit]

  • He resembles Anubis, an Egyptian god, by the colors of the clothes he wears and his name. Coincidentally, his Bakugan is based on a type of Mythology as well.
  • Along with Sellon, Anubias is technically the youngest character in the series, having been created after the end of Gundalian Invaders, approximately one year prior to his introduction.
  • Anubias is the first character in the anime to use a BakuMutant.
  • The three attributes Anubias used (Darkus, Pyrus, and Aquos) are three of the four attributes in Mechtavius Destroyer.
  • He bears resemblance to Damian Heart from Beyblade Metal Masters.
    • Anubias's master, Mag Mel, is a mutated Emperor Barodius, the main antagonist of Gundalian Invaders; Damian's manager, Dr. Ziggurat, was the boss of Doji, the main antagonist of the previous season, Metal Fusion.
    • Both have a Cerberus-based monster.

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