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Emperor Barodius


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Race Gundalian (mutated)
Gender Male
Brawling Information
Main attribute Darkus Darkus
Partner Bakugan Phantom Dharak (Barodius)
Evolved Razenoid (Mag Mel)
First appearance A New Beginning
Voiced by Shawn Meunier (ENG)
Ken Narita (JP)
Destroy the enemy Bakugan! All forces advance!
Barodius, A New Beginning

Emperor Barodius (バリオディウス, Bariodiusu?), also known as Mag Mel (マグ·メル, Magu Meru?) after being imprisoned in the dark reverse dimension of Bakugan Interspace by Code Eve, is the former sovereign of Gundalia and the main antagonist of Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders and the 1st arc of Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge. The cruel and power-hungry, he led his army in the Neathian-Gundalian War in hopes of claiming the Sacred Orb. He led the Twelve Orders as its Darkus brawler, and Dharak is his Partner Bakugan.

At the end of Gundalian Invaders, despite losing to Dan Kuso and Drago, he attempts to claim the Sacred Orb nonetheless, but is seemingly destroyed in the process. However, in next season, he is revealed to be the true identity of Mag Mel, after being mutated by Code Eve. He started to have a connection with Dan and Drago, who are linked to Chaos Energy that spawn and free several robotic creatures called Mechtogan.

Barodius, along with the rest of the Twelve Orders, appeared as a non-playable character in Bakugan Dimensions.



Barodius is a power-hungry tyrant, seeking the Sacred Orb in spite of his father's fear of it and ignoring all of Nurzak's warnings. He has no respect towards his late father, believing him to be superstitious and weak. He also has an interest in the Dark Bakugan's Forbidden Powers, which was the reason why he was willing to keep Ren. He is a deceitful man, willing to use those who he deems useful to him until he has no more use of them.

He is impatient and has zero tolerance for failure and foolish behavior, punishing Sid for losing the Element. His favoritism towards certain individuals overrides his judgement and any semblance of friendship he has with others; after finding out Gill, his longtime friend and confidant, killed Kazarina, he has both Gill and Airzel killed.

Despite his arrogance, he was willing acknowledge his opponent's who power is strong, such as Dan's Drago. Nevertheless, he is a sore loser and attempts to take the Sacred Orb in spite of his defeat to Dan, which caused him and Phantom Dharak to be trapped in prison in a reverse dimension. As the result of the evil in his heart, he is mutated into Mag Mel.

In mutated form, he remains the self-absorbed, power-hungry freak as before. After he came into contact with the Sacred Orb, he wants to take the power of Dan's Gate and Key to surpass even Code Eve herself, though he fears Dan's power to allow Drago to evolve even further.

Like before, he cares nothing for his subordinates, absorbing the lifeforce of and killing Anubias and Sellon the moment they lost their usefulness. Both he and Razenoid loathe being identified by their former identities due to their previous defeat and humiliation.



He was born into a family that had ruled over Gundalia for generations. He was the leader of the evil Twelve Orders who reigned over Gundalia and who sought to conquer Neathia. Barodius had been able to rule Gundalia because of his overwhelming strength and special ability to execute battles simultaneously. When Barodius took the throne, he decided to change many of his father's policies, most notably the seeking the Sacred Orb despite his father having feared its power. This act sparked the Neathian-Gundalian War.

It has been stated that Barodius disliked his father a great deal, such as when he called his father a "superstitious old fool," and laughed insanely when he destroyed his father's portrait. He wanted the Sacred Orb so he could obtain the DNA Code of every Bakugan in existence, his ultimate goal being to create the most powerful Bakugan in the universe with which he would rule all reality. His longtime childhood friend and most trusted confidant was Gill, while most of the other Twelve Orders don't trust him or don't agree with what he is doing, but follow him out of fear.

Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders[edit]

In A New Beginning, Barodius first appeared in Dan's vision, ordering the rest of the Twelve Orders Bakugan to destroy the Neathian Bakugan.

In Revelation, he is seen on Gundalia asking the other Twelve Order members what they found out about the powerful Bakugan on Earth. Hearing of the unknown Bakugan's strength and power, he ordered Gill to make sure it came to their side instead of their enemy's, the Neathians. It was then that he sent Sid and Lena to learn more by visiting (and ultimately brawling) in Bakugan Interspace.

He spoke to Gill briefly in Confrontation, about how the recruitment of human battlers was coming along, and told Dharak that his services were not yet required.

In Hostile Takeover, he watched the progress of the human recruits with the rest of the Twelve Orders. While Dharak noted that they weren't too bad, Barodius wasn't satisfied, ordering Ren to gather more brawlers by any means, having become more eager to obtain ultimate power and something he referred to only as "The Element."

In Escape From Darkness, he, Gill and Kazarina demanded to know why Ren had failed to bring the Battle Brawlers over to their side. Kazarina mentions a rumor going around that Ren has come to sympathize with their enemies to which Barodius warns Ren that if he finds out he has betrayed him, he will be punished severely. He also appeared in a flashback about Ren's past when Barodius chose him to lead his team to Earth.

In The Element, after trying to beat Dan Kuso and failing, Sid Arkale was punished by Barodius for losing The Element. He gave Ren one last chance to set things right, and warned him not to mess it up.

In The Sacred Orb, he and the rest of the Twelve Orders were furious with Ren's Team for their constant failures and ordered a preemptive strike on the Neathians. He and the other Twelve Order members fought the Battle Brawlers on Neathia in order to get the Sacred Orb. Barodius formed Dharak Colossus and used him to break down the Neathian's Second Shield. He then met Dan and Drago for the first time and battled against them. In the middle of Dharak and Drago's fight, the Sacred Orb sent Dharak and Barodius, along with all the other Gundalians, back to Gundalia. He wondered what powerful object could send all the Gundalians off of Neathia, and later suspected that the Element was responsible.

In The Secret of the Orb, he tortured Kazarina as punishment for letting Mason escape and then failing to get him back, seemingly turning her against him.

In Divide and Conquer, Gill informed him of Nurzak and Kazarina's rebellion and he managed to stop Nurzak before he could make a peace treaty with Neathia and attempt to overthrow him. They argue over the views of Barodius' Father who respected and feared the Sacred Orb's power, as does Nurzak, who offers Barodius a chance to call off the war on Neathia, but he refuses, calling his father nothing more than a superstitious old fool. It was then revealed that he sent Kazarina to spy on Nurzak to prevent his betrayal. He battled Nurzak and defeated him with Dharak's AirKor but he was thought to have killed Nurzak, but he was simply banished to the space in between dimensions.

In Colossus Dharak, it was revealed that Barodius was only keeping Ren around because of the Forbidden Power that Linehalt possesses. He promised Ren that he would have the life in the sun he always dreamed of after they defeated the Neathians. He then launches a campaign to permanently destroy the renewed Second Shield. He easily defeats Dan and Drago and then pierces a hole in the Second Shield. After ordering Ren to finish Dan and Drago off, by promising to reveal the secrets of Linehalt's Forbidden Power, Ren decides to switch sides and betrays Barodius.

In Dragonoid Colossus, he fights Ren. He was winning until he taunted Ren for not be worthy enough to posses a Bakugan as powerful as Linehalt, causing Linehalt to unleash his Forbidden Power, which takes out Dharak and threatens to destroy the planet. The Sacred Orb then summoned its last line of defence, Dragonoid Colossus, which defeated Linehalt and disappeared in Dan's BakuMeter. After seeing this, Barodius decided to retreat but swore to get his hands on Dragonoid Colossus.

In Infiltrated, he saw that Dan was the one who had possession of Dragonoid Colossus and ordered Gill and Airzel to separate him from the others so that he could battle him and take it personally. he later told the hypnotised Jake that he was going to help him destroy the Battle Brawlers. He later confronts Dan when he stumbles across the throne room.

In True Evolution, he challenged Dan for the power of Dragonoid Colossus, saying Dharak was the only one worthy of possessing its powers, and called Dan pathetic for putting his friends before himself. They then battled, but despite Drago's new powers, Dharak easily overpowered him. Just as he was about to win Dan restored Drago's confidence and a brand new ability was unlocked which he used to defeat Barodius. Dan demanded Jake to be returned, to which he complied, but Jake was still under the effect of Gundalian hypnosis and he knocked Dan out.

In Final Strike, he watched Dharak evolve into Phantom Dharak alongside Kazarina and Gill and when Kazarina asked if he wanted to rename Dharak he renamed it Phantom Dharak. After when Dharak evolves he says to Kazarina that he is going to Neathia and she is in charge while he is gone.

In Dream Escape, he used Phantom Dharak to destroy the 3rd Shield and he was successful. Also he told the hypnotized children and the other Gundalian Soldiers to attack Neathia after Phantom Dharak destroyed the 3rd Shield.

In Code Eve, he's warned by Nurzak about the Sacred Orb and yet continues to attack Neathia. When he reaches the castle, he wiped out the Neathian guards and goes to confront Queen Serena personally. He and Phantom Dharak also destroyed Gill, Krakix, Airzel, and Strikeflier. Then Barodius travelled into the Neathian Palace, Dharak killed Stoica, Lythirus and Dragonoid Colossus. In the throne room, when Dan is about to tackle him and Drago and Dharak are about to attack, the Sacred Orb warps them into a place in between dimensions. He is then informed that the Sacred Orb is called Code Eve.

In Destiny Revealed, he battles Dan and Drago in a final battle. He wins the first round but loses the rest. After he loses his battle against Dan, he stands Dharak again back at Neathia. He and Dharak fly to the Sacred Orb where it seemingly kills them.

Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge[edit]

In all his appearances, prior to A Hero Returns, he is seen next to Razenoid, seated in a throne and they seem to be restrained by some sort of webbing.

In Interspace Showdown, he appears alongside Razenoid when Drago is battling and appears in Dan's nightmare, telling him to surrender Drago's powers to him so that he can be free. At the end of the episode he says "Dan and Drago have what I need. I need more energy ... I need more power!"

In Mechtogan Mayhem, he states that he and Razenoid are in captivity of some sort, as evident by the webing restraining them. Near the end of the episode Sellon informs him that Titanium Dragonoid "spawned" a Mechtogan, Zenthon, surprising him. He then realizes that Drago was more powerful than he realized.

In Fall From Grace, he comments that the energy he needs from Titanium Dragonoid is starting to flow and orders his "Dark Servants", which are Razenoid's Chaos Bakugan, to awaken.

In Tri-Twister Take Down, Mag Mel tells Razenoid to spawn a couple of Chaos Bakugan for the first time, and he gives a Pyrus, Darkus, and Haos Cyclone Percival to the Tri-Twisters. He tells them to battle more to give him what he needs. At the end of the episode, he says that even though they lost, his Chaos Bakugan performed well.

In Agony of Defeat, he and Razenoid appeared in a vision when Dan was battling Anubias. These visions caused Dan and Drago to mistake Anubias and Horridian for Mag Mel and Razenoid, causing them to lose control of their powers again and nearly kill Anubias. As a result, Mag Mel gained a lot of Chaos Energy from Titanium Dragonoid.

In BakuNano Explosion, he tells Razenoid to spawn more Chaos Bakugan and he gives a Darkus, Pyrus Flash Ingram and two BakuNanos called Shoxrox to the Bash Brothers. He also ordered them to battle the Brawlers.

In Return to New Vestroia, he appears in Dan and Drago's vision and makes them pass out. He also finds out where they are with the closing comment "I can't believe that we found them in New Vestroia of all places!"

In Chaos Control, he makes Razenoid spawn Darkus Iron Dragonoid and he gave it to Anubias. He also gave him a new Mechtogan, Venexus, as a gift and told him to go to New Vestroia to battle Dan and Drago. Later, when Titanium Dragonoid takes control of his powers, he and Razenoid lose their connection with Dan and Drago, leaving them to wonder how they did it. Mag Mel comments that both Dan and Drago have grown much since returning to New Vestroia, and they have more to offer him that he could possibly imagine.

In A Royale Pain, he appeared when Taylean spawned a Mechtogan, Silent Strike, and absorbed all the Chaos Energy from the battle that they were in and he said that soon, they will be free.

In Mind Search, he saw Dan, Drago, Wavern, and Code Eve. He stated that he was pleased that Dan knew about him. He spoke to Razenoid and himself, talking about their connection to Code Eve.

In Re-connection, he talked to Anubias and Sellon about the Switch Code and sent Sellon with a few Mechtogan to New Vestroia.

In Triple Threat, he stated that the energy from the battle between Dan and Sellon was incredible. He gleefully remarked that it was time to "Free us from these shackles".

In Interspace Under Siege, he was feeding on Noah's fear as Chaos Energy.

In A Hero Returns, he is freed from his prison and starts by attacking Gundalia.

In Gundalia Under Fire, he met the Brawlers face-to-face for the first time, battling Dan in Gundalia and winning.

In Battle Lines, he tried to convince Dan to go after him, but was interrupted by Shun.

In Unlocking the Gate, his Gundalian castle was destroyed. He lost against Dan in a rematch.

In Dangerous Beauty, he sends Sellon to retrieve Dan's key and was shown in a flashback, punishing her for her failures. After she gives him the Key, he kills Sellon, using the last of her energy as a power boost.

in Unfinished Business, he wanted to take Dan's portion of Code Eve during his battle with Anubias. After that, he killed Anubias during the battle and absorbed the last of his energy.

In Behind the Mask, he explains to Dan that he used the him to gain enough power to break free from Code Eve's prison. He then fought against Dan, Titanium Dragonoid, Zenthon and Zenthon Titan alongside Razenoid, Dreadeon and Razen Titan. It was revealed that he wants to attack Earth and that he is actually Barodius.

In Dark Moon, he appears with Evolved Razenoid and sends different attributed Razen Titan clones to blow up the Earth from inside and do the same thing to Gundalia, Neathia, Vestal and New Vestroia.

In The Final Takedown, he battled Dan and Titanium Dragonoid, who evolved into Fusion Dragonoid, and ending up losing once again after Dan taunts Mag Mel by calling his real name Barodius. Dan and Drago successfully escaped from the dark moon and returned to Earth, thus, Mag Mel and Razenoid were defeated for good.

Bakugan Dimensions[edit]

In the MMORPG Bakugan Dimensions, both Barodius and Kazarina could be found on the Gundalian Ship. Barodius was the second-strongest NPC in the game, after Dan. He has the following lines:

Before brawling "I am Emperor Barodius. Challenge me if you dare, Brawler."
After winning "Heh. You should have more respect for my power. Begone!"


Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders[edit]

Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge[edit]

Bakugan Given to Anubias and Sellon[edit]

Bakugan Dimensions[edit]

Brawling Record[edit]

While his brawling record in Gundalian Invaders is not particularly noteworthy, between Gundalian Invaders and his appearance in Mechtanium Surge as Mag Mel, Barodius is the second best brawler in the series.

Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia
Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
The Castle Knights (Tag with the Twelve Orders) 52 Win
Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders
Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Dan Kuso 14 No Outcome
Nurzak 21 Win
Dan Kuso 24-25 Win
Ren Krawler 25 Draw
Dan Kuso 31 Lose
Battle Brawlers, Gundalian Agents, Castle Knights, and Nurzak (Tag with Airzel & Stoica) 37-38 Win
Dan Kuso 39 Lose

Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge[edit]

Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Dreadeon 2 Win
The Battle Brawlers 17 Win
The Battle Brawlers (Tag with Anubias & Sellon) 19 Lose
Dan Kuso 23 No Outcome
Accelerak, Vexfist & Swift Sweep 25 Win
Shun Kazami & Spectra Phantom 25 Win
Dan Kuso 26 Lose


  • He seems to fly in Divide and Conquer. It was likely the small hoverboard he used in Code Eve.
  • He appears to know about Earth mythology, at one point claiming "Either I opened Pandora's Box, or stumbled onto the greatest treasure ever."[1]
  • He appears to reciprocate Kazarina's feelings for him, always giving her special favors and going as far as to kill Gill to avenge her murder at his hands. He may had wanted her to be his Queen.
  • Just as Barodius used Cyclone Percival in Bakugan Dimensions, his alter ego, Mag Mel, created armies of them in Mechtanium Surge.
  • Barodius has killed the most amount of people in the Battle Brawlers series, ironically most of whom were his own subordinates. The runner-up in kill count is Prince Hydron, also for disposing of his subordinates (and, in the end, his own father).
  • Name Mag Mel appears to originate from an Irish version of heaven with a similar title.
  • Mag Mel has a diamond on his armor that has a striking resemblance to the one Drago has to represent the Perfect Core