Bakugan Battle Brawlers
The Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan is a strategy card game for 2 to 4 players. It is played with a combination of cards and magnetic, spring-loaded marbles. The game was created by Sega Toys. Bakugan is also a television series that originated in Japan in 2007. In the US, the series is shown on the Cartoon Network.
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The Bakugan Story
In the begining, Bakukan cards fell from the sky. The cards showed each of the Bakugan characters, their powers and environments. Children all over the word began to play with cards. They didn't know that their battle cards showed real events in another world called Vestroia.
In Vestroia, an evil Bakugan named Naga tried to seize power for himself. But when he tried to absorb the silent core, the negative energy proved too much for Naga. The negative energy exploded. The Infinity Core fell to earth and the Bakugan characters of Vestroia began to appear in Bakugan battles on Earth.
Dan and his band of Battle Brawlers must find the Infinity Core and reunite it with the Silent Core to restore balance. Masquerade, an evil Bakugan character, takes away Bakugan that belong to other people. There is also a half-human, half-Bakugan scientist, Hal-G. Hal-G is trying to reunite Naga and the Infinity Core and use its power to take over the world. Dan and his friends must stop his evil plans.
The Bakugan Characters
Dan is the leader of the Bakugan Battle Brawlers. He’s a twelve year old boy who is always looking for adventure. Dan’s life revolves around Bakugan, with his greatest ambition to become the number one ranked Bakugan player in the world. He is the master of the power play and uses fire attributes in battle. Pyrus Drago is Dan’s guardian Bakugan. He is a gigantic dragon-like Bakugan. He is one of the most powerful species living in Vestroia and is able to evolve on his own. In battle, his power is to radiate intense heat from his body, dissolving everything around him.
Marucho is an eleven year old boy who is always studing the strategy of Bakugan. He is a walking encyclopedia of Bakugan. He bases his stategies on data analysis but can sometimes misjudge when making spur-of -the-moment decisions. Marucho is Dan's buddy and helps Dan decide what is the best srtagey to use against an opponent. Marucho is a master of combination play, and uses water attributes in battle. Aquos Preyas is Marucho’s guardian. He is from Aquos and has the ability to change his molecular structure and take on the characteristics of each of the attributes: fire, earth, light, darkness, water and wind.
Runo is a twelve year old tomboy. She’s not your typical teenage girl. She loves playing Bakugan with the boys. Sometimes Runo get in the way of the other Battle Brawlers and she can also be a bit of a sore loser. In battle Runo uses light attributes. Haos Tigrerra is Runo’s guardian. She is from Haos. Inside her body is a gigantic blade, capable of cutting any substance in the human world. Tigrerra can also evolve.
Along with Dan, Shun created Bakugan and is a master of the game. Although Shun can be a loner, he is always willing to help his friends. Shun uses the wind attributes in battle. Ventus Skyress is Shun's guardian. She is from Ventus and has a gigantic wingspan and numerous long tails. At the tip of her tails there are sharp feathers. Ventus Skyress is clairvoyant and can see through objects. Her most unique attribute is the ability to resurrect.
Julie is Dan's number one fan. She can be a bit scattered, but she competes at Bakugan with the best of them! Julie has a bubbly, outgoing personality but in conversation she appears a little vacant. Julie lives in an isolated Bakugan Valley. She is a master of direct attacks and uses Earth attributes in battle. Subterra Gorem is Julies’ guardian. He is from Subterra and his entire body is composed of hard cell bodies, which gives him a very heavy body. While he is usually gentle and obedient, when he is angry no one but Julie can calm him down. Subterra Gorem can also evolve.
Masquerade is Dan's main rival and a great Bakugan player. Masquerade is dangerous because he carries the doom card, allowing him to send the losing Bakugan to the Doom Dimension. Masquerade is teamed up with Hal-G. Their plan is to ensure that the dark side wins by drawing in all the negative energy and making Naga the supreme ruler in both Vestroia and Earth. Darkus Hydranoid is Masquerade’s guardian. He is slow in battle and his entire body is composed of a highly intelligent, independent cell structure. Masquerade has complete power over Hydranoid.
Michael, a researcher in his fifties, was the first to discover the portal between Vestroia and Earth. Michael was sucked up by the Silent Core and transformed into a megalomaniac scientist. After returning to earth as HAL-G, he enlisted Masquerade in an attempt to help him destroy all the other Bakugan.