|First appearance||BAKUGAN THE BATTLE BEGINS|
|Voiced by||John Stocker|
Naga (ナーガ, Nāga?), along with his twin sister Wavern, is one of the White Ones: Bakugan who have no attribute, and thus no power. Resentful of this fact, he attempted to control all the power in Vestroia by absorbing the Silent Core and Infinity Core. He failed, however, and trapped himself within the Silent Core, while the Infinity Core was fused with Wavern.
During this process, the Bakugan on Vestroia were sent to Earth and trapped into toy ball forms, subsequently becoming turned into a children's game. Not content with having only half the power he sought, Naga used Negative Energy from the Silent Core to brainwash Bakugan, altering the dimensional balance and created the Doom Beings in his quest to hunt down his sister.
Bakugan: New Vestroia Handbook
- Appearance: A colossal dragon with tattered wings and a body that looks like a skeleton.
- Battle Style: The power-hungry Bakugan will do anything to win a battle.
- Where You've Seen Him: Naga opened a portal between Earth and Vestroia when he tried to obtain the power sources of Vestroia for himself. A huge explosion rocked the universe, and Naga ended up absorbing the negative energy of the Silent Core. He recruited Masquerade and Hal-G to help him find the location of the Infinity Core, so he could finally obtain ultimate power over Vestroia and Earth. In the end, a power overload ended Naga's reign of terror for good.
Bakugan Ultimate Handbook
"Naga looks like a skeletal dragon, which fits with his sinister personality. This Bakugan tried to steal the power from Vestroia for himself. Instead, he ended up unleashing chaos on the world of Bakugan-and things have not been right ever since."
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Naga and Wavern were born during the Great Revolution (the conflict turned into distortion, created by the only original Bakugan, Dharaknoid and Dragonoid), as they became trapped in the empty space between dimensions. When Drago was able to get across from his Pyrus Space, he could meet them both, but Naga only cared about himself and was angry for being born powerless. After Michael Gehabich went to Vestroia by accident, they met each other for the first time. Michael explained to him about the Dimensional Transporter, unaware about his true motives. At last, Naga expelled Michael back to Earth and used a Dimensional Transporter Card he got from him to go to Vestroia's center, where the Cores were located.
After transporting himself to the center, Naga attempted to capture the powers of the Silent Core and Infinity Core, sources of negative and positive energy respectively of Vestroia, by going to them directly and absorbing them to fulfill what he believed to be his destiny. He failed, however, and was unable to control the power of the Silent Core, only being able to absorb the Silent Core after it trapped him inside; after that, catastrophic energy surge was caused due to the huge amount of negative energy was released and the Infinity Core became bonded to Wavern, who was sucked into a portal to the human world.
This disaster caused the negative energy to spill all over Vestroia and the Earth, including the Bakugan on Earth, and created Hal-G and Masquerade from the unsuspecting Dr. Michael and Alice Gehabich, who were exposed to excessive negative energy when Naga absorbed the Silent Core. He used them both to hunt for the Infinity Core from Wavern and also supplied them powerful abilities like Doom Cards to send fallen Bakugan to the Doom Dimension. As a result, Masquerade frequently encounters the Bakugan Battle Brawlers, who are also after the Infinity Core to protect it from Naga. At the season finale, he was sent to the Doom Dimension while Drago became Perfect Dragonoid and transformed himself into the new core for New Vestroia.
Many characters mentioned Naga (or what he did) even though he isn't seen. It is revealed his actions also caused Bakugan to fall to Vestal, like they did on Earth.
Naga has been released in the BakuSwap series, in all Attributes. It has also been released as one of "The White Ones" as White Naga available with the Bakugan Battle Brawlers Video Game. The Subterra form of Naga has 640 Gs. It is often confused to be a type of Dragonoid and has caused many debates over if it is classified as one or not. It is quite easy to tell that it is Naga by its automatically opening jagged horn and it's split nose.
The Pyrus version can have either 660 Gs or 440 Gs. The Haos Naga can have either 640 Gs or 420 Gs. The Subterra version can have either 620 Gs, 560 Gs, or 450 Gs. A dual-attributed Haos and Subterra Naga can have 620 Gs, while the Subterra and Haos one has 450 Gs. Ventus has 550 Gs.
In Japan, its Haos version in BCV-11 comes with 480 Gs or 500 Gs.
- Naga is the only Bakugan without a ball form in the anime who was released as a toy.
- Naga is also the only main Bakugan villain without a brawler. Technically, Hal-G is his brawler; but unlike most villains in the series, it is the Bakugan, not the brawler, who is dominant.
- Despite technically having no attribute, the power of the Silent Core made Naga register as a Darkus Bakugan on the BakuPod, while Wavern with the Infinity Core was considered Haos.
- Naga was played by Andrew Pifko in the first episode, was later voiced by Ron Pardo in few others, and was finally voiced by John Stocker.
- While Naga physically resembles a wyvern, after absorbing the Silent Core, he becomes more dragon-like in appearance.
"Naga" is derived from the Sanskrit नाग (nāgá), which means "serpent" or "serpent-demon." The nāga found in Hindu and Buddhist mythos derives its name from this word, as does the Malay word naga, which means "dragon."