Clay Fermin

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Clay Fermin
Chara clay fermin.png
Race Vestal
Age ~40's
Gender Male
First appearance Facing Ace
Voiced by Kenichirou Matsuda (JP)
Scott McCord (English)

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Now, we'll see, what my cybernetic beauty can do!
Professor Clay, Cyber Nightmare

Professor Clay Fermin (クレイ・フェルミン, Kurei Ferumin?)[1] was Spectra Phantom (Keith) and Mira's father, the Vexos' lead scientist, and the creator of the Mechanical Bakugan.

He shows little remorse for his actions in his quest for knowledge, which causes his estrangement with Mira and leads him to create destructive weapons like the Bakugan Termination System and the Alternative Weapon System.



Professor Clay was the cruel lead scientist of the Vexos and something of a mad scientist. He disliked being bothered during his work and was completely consumed by his research, refusing to abandon it no matter how cruel his methods were or how dire his circumstances were. There are no moral boundaries he will not cross in his quest to put his knowledge to use, as shown by his willingness to create several doomsday weapons simply because he was asked to. He was also very loyal to Zenoheld, though unlike the king, he seemed to hold some level of concern for some of the Vexos' members; he is visibly stunned when Mylene Farrow and Shadow Prove's signals disappear in An Heir To Spare.

However, he holds a rather rocky relationship with his children, rarely showing them affection and quickly becoming dismissive of them. When questioned about Keith's disappearance, he simply tells Mira that he is no more, and he tortures Alpha Hydranoid in front of his daughter without any hesitation. In spite of this, he still holds affection for them deep down—he is willing to leave the Alternative with them as it began to self-destruct, and saves Mira from falling debris at the cost of his own chance to escape.


Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia[edit]

Arc 1[edit]

Professor Clay first appears in Facing Ace in Mira's flashback where he refuses to talk with Mira about the true nature the Bakugan she discovered on his laboratory. In Cyber Nightmare, he succeeds in creating the first Mechanical Bakugan, Ventus Altair for Lync to test in battle. He, along with Spectra and Gus, analyzes a Gate Card from Earth in Surprise Visitor.

In Gate Crashers, Shadow rams at his lab and demands a Mechanical Bakugan for him. He gives his second creation, Darkus Hades, to Shadow in Last One Standing, in its Alpha Hydranoid disguise.

In Brotherly Love, he helps Spectra transform Helios into Cyborg Helios. He also made a few Mechanical Bakugan for Hydron, but Spectra took them and added these Mechanical Bakugan to Cyborg Helios to make him stronger. Dan also used some of these Mechanical Bakugan on Drago. After the battle with Helios and Drago, the sky palace fell apart, and Professor Clay left with the Vexos. After this, he isn't seen much but is mostly shown working in his lab, stating his work would go faster if he had the Bakugan Genome.

In Ultimate Bakugan, he refuses to leave New Vestroia unless it was Prince Hydron's order when the Vexos approached to him. Eventually, he leaves with Hydron and the Vexos.

Arc 2

After the royal family and the Vexos were expelled from Vestal for their lies about the Bakugan, Professor Clay continued to work for them. His main creation was the BT System for Zenoheld to kill all the organic Bakugan and get his revenge, but because the system required the Six attribute energies within the ancient warriors, he created Pyrus Farbros, Subterra Dryoid, Haos Boriates, Aquos Macubass, Darkus MAC Spider and Ventus Aluze for the Vexos to obtain them.

In Six Degrees of Destruction, he assists King Zenoheld while testing his ultimate weapon, Farbros, to fight the Six Ancient Warriors at once and gain the attribute energies. He also revealed to create a combination equipment called the Assail System, which combined with Farbros to form Assail Farbros, a powerful bakugan formation, which quickly overpowered the warriors and almost succeeded.

In Ambush, once the Brawlers and Spectra infiltrated to the Vexos Motherpalace, he installed the Vexos Trap Field to assist them on their task, which resulted with the Vexos obtaining the Ventus and Darkus energies.

In BT: The Final Battle, Spectra tries to convince him to join him but he refuses. Later the Trap Field is almost destroyed when Helios uses his new Twin Destructor battle gear. Helios effortless defeated Dryoid and almost Farbros, but Clay used a new strategy; make Farbros absorb all the energy on the field and then take down Drago and Helios. They succeed and gained the Pyrus energy to activate the B.T System but Farbros was destroyed in the process.

In Exodus, he reports to Zenoheld all the situation happening in New Vestroia and later watches in angry as Helix Dragonoid absorbs and destroys the B.T System.

In Fusion Confusion, he mentions to Zenoheld that he has analyzed the Phantom Data and creating a weapon called the Alternative Weapon System.

In Payback, Zenoheld demanded Clay to finish it quickly so he can destroy the Brawlers, to which Clay responds that that Spectra Phantom has joined the Brawlers and they have the Phantom Data, which would allow him to compete the Alternative in a much shorter time. Later, Clay went to his lab to work on the Alternative, where he finds Lync. After Lync asks Clay about the Alternative, he tries to convince Clay to do the right thing, even asking him to leak information on the Alternative. Clay is shocked, and asks Lync if that meant committing treason; he warns Lync that if Zenoheld suspected Lync of betrayal, whatever happened to Volt would be "child's play" compared to his fate. Lync claims he was only joking about the Alternative Weapon System and leaves his lab, though Clay remained suspicious. Soon after, just as Mylene entered his lab to test Lync's claims about assisting Clay, he discovered that someone—inevitably Lync—made the copy of the Alternative Data.

In An Heir To Spare, he reconstructed Farbros and completed his compatibility with the Alternative. Then, in Ultimate Weapon, it is revealed that he had finished the Alternative Weapon System.

In Final Fury, Mira tried to talk him into leaving the Vexos and come back with her, but he had already become too obsessed with his research. Keith and Mira manage to get him away from his work when the Alternative starts to blow up. However, he pushes Mira as she was about to be crushed by the falling debris and becomes trapped in the Alternative himself. They try to call him back so they can help him out, but he walks away, apologizing to Mira. He is last seen watching a video of Gundalian Bakugan at war. Soon after, the Alternative blows up with King Zenoheld, Hydron, and himself on board.

Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders[edit]

He appears in a flashback in True Colours, when Fabia tells the history of the Neathians.


While Clay himself does not seem to brawl, he created the following Mechanical Bakugan:


  • Professor Clay shares his English voice actor, Scott McCord, with Dan.
  • He is also the first person from New Vestroia to see the Twelve Orders.
  • His scientists resemble the Team Galactic Grunt trainer class from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum versions.