Buraki is the main antagonist of the 2007 Korean-American film, Dragon Wars (also known as D-War). He is a Dark Imoogi who sought to become the new Celestial Dragon so he can destroy both Earth and Heaven and rebuild them in his own images. He is the leader of an army formed by twisted beasts which some of them resembles either Western Dragons, Theropod Dinosaurs and Frog-like creatures.
Legends of Imoogis
The legend says that every 500 years, in return of benefits and kindness that an Imoogi (giant serpent-like lesser dragon) provided to humanity, the said Imoogi would be bestowed a Yeouiju, a source of untold power that would transformed it into a Celestial Dragon. Many of these serpentine beings and their respective followers able to achieve that goal, but all changed since 500 years ago: Buraki, whom arguably the most malevolent of all Imoogis, had sinister intentions where he and his followers sought to stole one so once he ascended into a Celestial Dragon, he would destroy both Heaven and Earth before rebuilding them with his twisted images.
As result, Heavens had a newly formed Yeouiju hidden within a young girl's body. But the malevolent Imoogi knows where to find the girl, whom revealed to be Narin, daughter of her home village's chief. Upon her 20th birthday, he had his followers, Atrox Army, to put the girl's home village off the map to find her. With his army lost Narin due to Bochun, Buraki goes to after her by himself, but failed to capture her, as she and one of Yeouiju's guardians, Haram, commit lovers' suicide by fall to the ocean.
The loss of Yeouiju perhaps meant to be punishment for Buraki which also resulted in the unnamed Good Imoogi lossing his chance to become new Celestial Dragon. But Buraki remained defiant and swore to return after 500 years passed where he would fulfilled his goals.
Buraki did return in 2007, where he destroyed a part of Los Angeles before left. One of security guards of local zoo spotted him feeding on animals on the zoo, but is dismissed as lunatic due to Buraki erase the trace of his existence. Although, FBI agents noticed his presence as they found a piece of his scales behind.
Buraki was seen again attacking the hospital just as Ethan (Haram's reincarnated self) found Sarah, the Korean girl's reincarnated self whom carry developing Yeouiju within her. Because of their advantage over modern day's technology they able to outran him with his car, Buraki decided to bring his army to Earth once again, though still personally chasing her to minimize the odds to reclaim the Yeouiju.
Los Angeles Invasion
Buraki was seen again attacking the house of Ethan's psychiatrist friend whom had Sarah sees her past self's life, unwittingly release a surge of the nearly completed Yeouiju inside her. Another chase ensues, and Buraki finally cornered Ethan and Sarah, only to be distracted by police forces whom intercepted him. This however, not stopped him as he resume the chase. As he did, the evil Imoogi took his time by rammed through the streets full cars and innocent people as he make his way for US Bank Tower where Ethan and Sarah had a helicopter to took them away. Just as the chopper taking off, Buraki slithers his way onto the top of skyscraper and bite it at the last seconds and tossed it to the street below, though Sarah and Ethan jumped for the tower before the chopper being destroyed.
The agitated Sarah threatened to commit suicide in front of Buraki, but Ethan stopped her as the evil Imoogi does not falter. Both couples can only watch as the Dark Imoogi conjures darkness around the city as he prepared to claimed still-developing Yeouiju inside her. However, a squadron of military choppers interfered his magic by gunning him. Enraged, Buraki crashed one of attacking choppers, only for the others fire missiles at him. Though their weapons visibly useless against Buraki's near-invicible scales, Buraki was visibly hurt by the fall, and had his Atrox forces attacked the whole city both to neutralized human forces and searching for escaping Sarah as he recuperating in his fortress.
The Atrox Army eventually succeed in capturing Ethan and Sarah and take them to Buraki's fortress where Buraki can devour Sarah and take the Yeouji inside her by force to become a Celestrial Dragon. There, the medallion given to Ethan by Jack that belonged to Haram uses its power and destroys the Atrox Army. Enraged from the destruction of his army, Buraki attempts Sarah, but the Good Imoogi awakens just in time to attack Buraki. Ethan and Sarah try to outrun from the Imoogis' brawl, but Buraki gains the upper hand and seemingly kills the Good Imoogi by breaking its neck.
Buraki's Last Stand
After finishing off the Good Imoogi, Buraki approaches Sarah to become the Celestrial Dragon, Sarah forces the Yeouiju out of herself and appears to give it to him. However, this was only to distract Buraki long enough for the Good Imoogi to regain its strength and devour it instead. Angered that Sarah chose the Good Imoogi instead of him, he lunges at the Good Imoogi, who magically transforms into the Celestial Dragon as Buraki attempts to hold him down. The two clash viciously once again until the Celestial Dragon kills Buraki by firing a fireball down his throat, disintegrating the corrupted Imoogi.
Buraki is ruthless, despised and malevolent. He seeks the power to destroy the world and Heaven and form a new one (a goal similar to Malefor's). His personality is demonic, as well seeking power at any cost. He won't stop even, if he has to kill anyone.
Powers and Abilities
Aside his powerful jaws, he has almost indestructible skin, colossal strength, great velocity, and can magically detect the girl possessing the Celestial Power. He also mastered dark magic, which only hinted how he can conjure dark clouds around US Bank Tower and possibly, some of his minions' deformations.
Minions and Army
- Atrox Army: Black-armored, humanoid warriors that serve Buraki. They were led by an unnamed Atrox General whom serves as the secondary antagonist of the film.
- Shaconnes: Twisted cavalries in form of theropod dinosaurs that bred for the Atrox Soldiers' steeds.
- Bulcos: Western Dragon-like abominations that formerly birds bred by the Altrox Soldiers to be used for air travel. The birds are raised in isolation from other animals in order to fuel their desire to be free and in turn make then even more ferocious when they make contact with other creatures. Bulcos have fire breathing abilities with flames that reach five hundred feet. Their fire breathing power combined with their incredible flying speed, makes these extraordinary birds formidable opponents in any battle. However, in logic, the said isolation method may affected the birds' mental states, implies that the physical mutation into western dragon-like creature and their powers may due to a curse that inflicted on them prior to the isolation.
- Dawdler: A large, legless hal- slug, half-stegosaur like abomination with magical back cannons.
- When comparing Buraki and the Good Imoogi, while both being the same type of creature, they are physically different to show their evil or good personality. Buraki, who is evil, is darker-colored, more slender, and distinguished by a hood similar to that of a cobra, whereas the Good Imoogi is paler, stockier, and hoodless; more closely resembling a python.