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|First appearance||Origin of Species Part 1|
|Voiced by||Julius Cho|
Magnus Black is a an anti-hero that appears in Bakugan Battle Planet and is the rival to The Awesome Brawlers and Dan Kouzo. His Guardian Bakugan is Darkus Nillious and he also owns a Darkus Fangzor, Darkus Webam and Darkus Eenoch. In Bakugan: Geogan Rising he uses the Darkus Geogan Hyenix as his current main Geogan.
A masked boy wielding the powerful Nillious who becomes Dan’s number one rival. Magnus has no interest in fame and keeps his identity a mystery. Despite working for AAAnimus, Magnus is a strong believer in the bushido code of the samurai— though he has clearly lost his way.
Armed with a cadre of powerful Bakugan, Magnus is the best Battler out there... Except for Dan Kouzo. Magnus takes an instant dislike to Dan because it's obvious that this boy is special and his bond with his Bakugan is noble. Magnus turns his jealousy into drive, dedicating himself to becoming the best battler possible in order to take down Dan Kouzo, and save his sister once and for all.
Magnus and his sister Emily grew up in poverty. The two were exceptionally close, and Magnus took care of her until she fell sick with a mysterious illness. After that, Magnus took up an offer to work for AAAnimus Inc. in exchange for providing her with medical care.
Magnus' first interaction with the Awesome Ones is him attempting to infiltrate the group. After Aay and his Mantonoid appear to terrorize a local mall, Magnus (and later Shun Kazami) show up to stop him. The Awesome Ones watch their display, and eventually offer a competition to choose whether Shun or Magnus should join the AO. Shun wins due to Magnus' reckless behavior, foiling Magnus' plot.
Bakugan Battle Planet
Bakugan: Armored Alliance
Bakugan: Geogan Rising
|Bakugan Battle Planet|
|Dan Kouzo||Origin of Species Part 1|
Behind the Scenes
- There were a number of unique masked concepts for the character. At this point, the character was still under the name "Masquerade", a nod to the Masquerade of the Bakugan Battle Brawlers series.