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Emperor Barodius (possibly, Koutei Barodius in Japan) is the main antagonist of Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders, and later the recurring antagonist in Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge. His Bakugan partner is Dharak.
Emperor Barodius is an intelligent and powerful Gundalian. He is also the former emperor of the Gundalian empire. Being the most powerful brawler in the universe, he easily defeated his opponents.
Although Barodius is cunning and resourceful, he is also very ruthless, power-hungry, egocentric, cruel, conniving, manipulative, and devious. In this point, he also manipulates the other members of the Twelve Order into doing his dirty works. He will also stop at nothing of getting of what he desired.
He was born into a family that had ruled over Gundalia for generations. He was the leader of the evil Twelve Orders who reigned over Gundalia and who sought to conquer Neathia. Barodius had been able to rule Gundalia because of his overwhelming strength and special ability to execute battles simultaneously. When Barodius took the throne, he decided to change many of his father's policies, most notably the seeking the Sacred Orb despite his father having feared its power. This act sparked the Neathian-Gundalian War.
It has been stated that Barodius disliked his father a great deal, such as when he called his father a "superstitious old fool," and laughed insanely when he destroyed his father's portrait. He wanted the Sacred Orb so he could obtain the DNA Code of every Bakugan in existence, his ultimate goal being to create the most powerful Bakugan in the universe with which he would rule all reality. His longtime childhood friend and most trusted confidant was Gill, while most of the other Twelve Orders don't trust him or don't agree with what he is doing, but follow him out of fear.
- He seems to be fond of Kazarina, because he has given her numerous special favors
- Dharak seems to be afraid of him, the reason of this is unknown
- He disliked his father. He thought that he was a ''superstitious fool''