Battle Unit Mode
Maxus Helios MK2
|First appearance||Invasion of the Vestals|
Viper Helios, Helios (ヘリオス, Heriosu?) in the Japanese version, is Spectra Phantom's Guardian Bakugan in Bakugan: New Vestroia. He was later upgraded to Cyborg Helios, then Helios MK2, and then finally Infinity Helios in Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge.
Viper Helios is a mean spirited dragon-like Bakugan. Spikes cover its arms and shoulders while hardened rumpled skin protects its legs from attacks. Horns point in both directions to defend its head. Colossal wings allow Viper Helios to fly avoiding attacks. It uses its fire breathing ability to melt oncoming artillery. Its long tail is used to fend off opponents during a battle.
He was first seen fighting Blade Tigrerra and Nemus. He defeats Blade Tigrerra who saved Nemus's life, and captured her. Later, he uses Tigrerra's defeat and capture to taunt Drago in a battle. When the Resistance, Spectra, Lync, and Gus are stuck on Earth, he helped Spectra capture Dan's Bakugan Drago with a forbidden card. He faced Apollonir in a rematch against Dan, but was beat easily even with Metalfencer. Professor Clay turns him into a Cyborg Bakugan to become the ultimate Bakugan. He was upgraded into Cyborg Helios, and later Helios MK2.
- Ability Cards
- General Quasar: Adds 200 Gs to Viper Helios.
- Void Stream (Melt Stream): Subtracts 400 Gs from the opponent.
- Burst Core: Nullifies all of the opponent's abilities.
- Nova Spiral: Nullifies all of the opponent's abilities.
- Nova Defenser: Subtracts 400 Gs from the opponent and adds 200 Gs to Viper Helios.
- Maximum Quasar: Adds 300 Gs to Viper Helios.
- Forbidden Ability Cards
- Nova Blazer X: Brings the opponent's power back to its base level and adds 700 Gs to Viper Helios.
- Fusion Ability Cards
- Omega: Adds 200 Gs to Viper Helios. (General Quasar must be activated in order to use this ability)
Pyrus Viper Helios comes in two color variations, the regular Pyrus color scheme which was released worldwide and the "SP Color" (Special Color) variation which is exclusive to Japan through the first and fourteenth Bakugan Expansion Pack. The latter is true to Viper Helios' color in the anime.
- This is the only form of Helios to have a Fusion Ability.
- This is the only one out of all of Helios' forms to be completely natural with no mechanical body parts in the anime.
- Helios is the name for the god and personification of the Sun in ancient Greek mythology.
- Helios being a dragon may allude to the “Winged Dragons” that pull Helios’ chariot according to some descriptions of the god