Magnus Black

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For Battle Planet Hero card, see Magnus (Battle Brawlers).
Magnus Black

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Race Human
Age 14 (BP, AA, GR)
Not more than 12 (GR after Episode 46, biological age)
Gender Male
Brawling Information
Main FactionMain Faction used by this battler
Darkus Darkus
Bakugan Nillious (main)
First appearance Origin of Species Part 1
Voiced by Julius Cho
None of you understand the power you hold in your hands. Your very existence is a threat. You will not disrupt fate, get it?
Magnus Black to Dan Kouzo

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 Partner 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.[1]




Magnus carrying his sister through the streets

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.

Bakugan: Battle Planet[edit]

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.[2]

Magnus Black returns sometime later and challenges Dan Kouzo to a Bakugan brawl.[3]

Bakugan: Armored Alliance[edit]

Bakugan: Geogan Rising[edit]

Bakugan: Evolutions[edit]

In the episode Magnus is Back!, Magnus enrolls at the Bakugan Academy as a teacher so that he can teach a new type of elemental evolution to the students. He later leaves the Academy in the episode Dan vs. Mr. Magnus after he helped Dan achieve Speed Mode, in which he told him that this school is hiding some sort of secret. In the episode A New Power Nano-Gear, it is revealed that he enrolled at the Bakugan Academy as a teacher in order to go undercover and investigate the Academy from the inside in an attempt to search for evidence involving a mysterious person teaching outside Brawlers how to elementally evolve their Bakugan.



Bakugan Battle Planet[edit]

Bakugan: Armored Alliance[edit]

Bakugan: Geogan Rising[edit]

Bakugan: Evolutions[edit]


Bakugan Battle Planet
Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Dan Kouzo Origin of Species Part 1

Trading Card Game[edit]

Battle Brawlers[edit]

Age of Aurelus[edit]

Armored Elite[edit]

Fusion Force[edit]

Shields of Vestroia[edit]


Behind the Scenes[edit]

Collection of Magnus Black concept art
  • 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.