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* ShipToShipCombat: For some reason, it's not about Dan the main character, but about Shun, his {{Foil}} & {{Lancer}}. Between [[ProperLady Alice]] and [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Fabia]], pick your choice....

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* ShipToShipCombat: For some reason, it's not about Dan the main character, but about Shun, his {{Foil}} & {{Lancer}}. Between [[ProperLady Alice]] and [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses [[WarriorPrincess Fabia]], pick your choice....choice.... The fans of the former are also in combat with the Alice x Lync fans.


** Volt Luster is likely the most popular of the Vexos, being likely the most honorable antagonist in the series, by far the most sympathetic, and arguably the best Vexos in terms of pure skill in Season 2, after he TookALevelinBadass and was able to hold his own against Shun/Baron simulataneously, and handed Hydron's ass to him. Also liked was his shades of HiddenDepths, being implied to serve Hydron out of loyalty rather than Zenoheld, his rescue from poverty all but stated to be the reason why, which is likely why he didn't kill Hydron. Not many fans took well to him being PutOnABusToHell and never being reunited with Brontes.

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** Volt Luster is likely the most popular of the Vexos, being likely the most honorable antagonist in the series, by far the most sympathetic, and arguably the best Vexos in terms of pure skill in Season 2, after he TookALevelinBadass TookALevelInBadass and was able to hold his own against Shun/Baron simulataneously, and handed Hydron's ass to him. Also liked was his shades of HiddenDepths, being implied to serve Hydron out of loyalty rather than Zenoheld, his rescue from poverty all but stated to be the reason why, which is likely why he didn't kill Hydron. Not many fans took well to him being PutOnABusToHell and never being reunited with Brontes.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[EarWorm 'Bang Bang Bakugan!']], [[HotBlooded 'Buchirin Generation']], [[GratuitousEnglish 'Number One Battle Brawlers']] and [[EarWorm 'Air Drive'.]]

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[EarWorm 'Bang Bang Bakugan!']], Bakugan!', [[HotBlooded 'Buchirin Generation']], [[GratuitousEnglish 'Number One Battle Brawlers']] and [[EarWorm 'Air Drive'.]]


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* [[EarWorm Soundtrack Fatigue]]: The show repeatedly abuses a very slim number of soundtracks from start to finish throughout the entire run, playing them over and over to the point they lose their likeability and border on SoundtrackDissonance. Normally, this is common with a lot of long-running anime, but it's taken to new heights with ''Bakugan.'' Granted, there are a few that aren't overused or unique to one season, but when the music tracks start playing in one easily predictable sequence in four episodes straight and you don't get any new ones to listen to that will alleviate the stale music, it gets old ''fast.''


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* CreatorsPet: [[KarmaHoudini Keith.]]



* MoralEventHorizon: [[EasilyForgiven Yet nobody on the show seems to remember Keith crossing it as Spectra.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[EasilyForgiven Yet nobody on the show seems to remember Keith crossing it as Spectra.]]MoralEventHorizon:


* FandomRivalry: It has one with ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' (especially ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'') fans due to sharing the same genre.

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* FandomRivalry: It has one with ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' and ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' ''Franchise/{{Beyblade}}'' (especially ''Anime/MetalFightBeyblade'') fans due to sharing the same genre.



* ShippingBedDeath: The finale of ''Battle Brawlers'' tied up a lot of the romantic subplots. Naturally, this means there's nothing left for the female Brawlers to do and they're all either {{Demoted to Extra}}s or PutOnABus entirely in ''New Vestroia''. Three new characters join Dan, Marucho and Shun to make up the new six-element team-- and two of them are male. PeripheryDemographic? What's that? We just [[MerchandiseDriven want to sell toys]], and [[Anime/{{Beyblade}} that]] [[Franchise/YuGiOh requires a]] CastFullOfPrettyBoys, [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} right?]] Wait...that ''is'' going after a [[YaoiGuys Periphery Demographic.]]

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* ShippingBedDeath: The finale of ''Battle Brawlers'' tied up a lot of the romantic subplots. Naturally, this means there's nothing left for the female Brawlers to do and they're all either {{Demoted to Extra}}s or PutOnABus entirely in ''New Vestroia''. Three new characters join Dan, Marucho and Shun to make up the new six-element team-- and two of them are male. PeripheryDemographic? What's that? We just [[MerchandiseDriven want to sell toys]], and [[Anime/{{Beyblade}} [[Franchise/{{Beyblade}} that]] [[Franchise/YuGiOh requires a]] CastFullOfPrettyBoys, [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} right?]] Wait...that ''is'' going after a [[YaoiGuys Periphery Demographic.]]


* ClicheStorm: ''Bakugan'' is a series about [[{{Mon}} monsters]] [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} who are]] [[Franchise/YuGiOh used in combat]] as part of a game. This game involves [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} monsters attacking]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} other monsters]] along with using [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh cards to change the tide of the game]]. The plot of the anime is about how the Bakugans' homeworld is in jeopardy after [[{{BigBad}} Naga]] takes over the [[{{MacGuffin}} Infinity Core]]. [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Then the]] [[Anime/YuGiOh main characters]] [[Anime/{{Beyblade}} have to use their Bakugan]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} to save both worlds]].

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* ClicheStorm: ''Bakugan'' is a series about [[{{Mon}} monsters]] [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} who are]] [[Franchise/YuGiOh used in combat]] as part of a game. This game involves [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} monsters attacking]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} other monsters]] along with using [[TabletopGame/YuGiOh cards to change the tide of the game]]. The plot of the anime is about how the Bakugans' homeworld is in jeopardy after [[{{BigBad}} Naga]] takes over the [[{{MacGuffin}} Infinity Core]]. [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Then the]] [[Anime/YuGiOh main characters]] [[Anime/{{Beyblade}} [[Franchise/{{Beyblade}} have to use their Bakugan]] [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} to save both worlds]].


** The Vexos will more than likely never appear again, but after entering the second season after New Vestroia, some of the members are ''still'' getting plenty of fan art. [[spoiler:And Spectra's popularity was a contributing factor to his return in the latest arc.]]

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** The Vexos will more than likely never appear again, again and never did but after entering the second season after New Vestroia, some of the members are ''still'' getting plenty of fan art. [[spoiler:And Spectra's popularity was a contributing factor to his return in the latest arc.]]


** ''Gundalian Invaders'' & ''Mechtanium Surge part 1'': [[BigBad Emperor Barodius]] is the [[EvilOverlord sadistic leader]] of an alien race known as the Gundalians and hero Dan Kuso's ArchEnemy. Barodius invaded and planned to eventually destroy the peaceful world of Neathia in order to capture a powerful artifact known as the Sacred Orb, which would allow him to control all Bakugan and conquer all of reality. [[BadBoss Barodius]] cares nothing for his men. and treats them as expendable pawns to use and abuse, having them tortured for failing him or having them killed in order to gain an advantage. Eventually defeated by the heroes and [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned in an alternate universe]] for eternity by Code Eve for his attempted genocide, he was mutated there into Mag Mel. As Mag Mel, he formed a psychic link with Dan Kuso and Drago, which he used to [[MindRape torment Dan with terrible visions of the destruction he intends to cause on Earth]]. Barodius, now as Mag Mel, declares war on his homeworld of Gundalia, intending to wipe it and his people off the map before being stopped. His newly created CoDragons Mistress Sellon and Anubius are expendable as well, Mag Mel killing the former despite her begging him to stop and the latter for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness living out his use]]. Mag Mel, after being fully revived, has all humans transferred to the dark dimension where he plans on torturing them. At full power, he sends monsters to the five biggest cities on Earth in order to drill to the Earth's core and blow it up, releasing a large amount of energy which he will use to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out the entire universe]].

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** ''Gundalian Invaders'' & ''Mechtanium Surge part 1'': [[BigBad Emperor Barodius]] is the [[EvilOverlord sadistic leader]] of an alien race known as the Gundalians and hero Dan Kuso's ArchEnemy. Barodius invaded and planned to eventually destroy the peaceful world of Neathia in order to capture a powerful artifact known as the Sacred Orb, which would allow him to control all Bakugan and conquer all of reality. [[BadBoss Barodius]] cares nothing for his men. men, and treats them as expendable pawns to use and abuse, having them tortured for failing him or having them killed in order to gain an advantage. Eventually defeated by the heroes and [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned in an alternate universe]] for eternity by Code Eve for his attempted genocide, he was mutated there into Mag Mel. As Mag Mel, he formed a psychic link with Dan Kuso and Drago, which he used to [[MindRape torment Dan with terrible visions of the destruction he intends to cause on Earth]]. Barodius, now as Mag Mel, declares war on his homeworld of Gundalia, intending to wipe it and his people off the map before being stopped. His newly created CoDragons Mistress Sellon and Anubius are expendable as well, Mag Mel killing the former despite her begging him to stop and the latter for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness living out his use]]. Mag Mel, after being fully revived, has all humans transferred to the dark dimension where he plans on torturing them. At full power, he sends monsters to the five biggest cities on Earth in order to drill to the Earth's core and blow it up, releasing a large amount of energy which he will use to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out the entire universe]].


* CompleteMonster:
** King Zenoheld's original plan was to enslave the Bakugan to use them as entertainment against their will, passing them off as inanimate playthings. When they got free and were revealed to be sentient beings (a fact that horrified a large number of his followers), his response was to bring in the Bakugan Extermination System to perform a genocide on them simply because he lost. When that's stopped, he has a VillainousBreakdown and goes OmnicidalManiac, trying to ''destroy the universe, ''all because the Bakugan got their freedom from him. He also [[WellDoneSonGuy treated his son like a disposable soldier]].
** [[BigBad Emperor]] [[OmnicidalManiac Barodius]] is a power-obsessed tyrant who declared war on and earnest to wipe out a peaceful planet to gain more power than he already had. After his defeat by the heroes and imprisonment in an alternate universe for eternity by Code Eve for genocide, he took the alias Mag Mel and began using a PsychicLink he formed with Dan and Drago to leech of their energy to free himself and MindRape them with terrible visions of the destruction he intends to cause on Earth. He's also a [[BadBoss firm believer]] in YouHaveFailedMe and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness as his disposal of his CoDragons Mistress Sellon, even though she'd completed her assignment perfectly and hadn't failed him, and Anubius, robbing him the honor of dying in battle with Dan. If he doesn't kill for either of those things he brainwashes into his loyal puppet, as shown when he kidnapped a large number of kids from Bakugan Interspace to brainwash into his loyal soldiers.

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* CompleteMonster:
CompleteMonster: These are the worst the Bakugan Battle Brawlers have had the displeasure of facing:
** ''New Vestroia'': [[BigBad King Zenoheld's original plan was to enslave Zenoheld]] is the ruthless leader of an alien race known as the Vestals, who enslaved the Bakugan to use them as entertainment against their will, passing them off as inanimate playthings. When After they got free and were freed and revealed to be sentient beings (a fact that as sapient beings, something which horrified a large number most of his followers), his response was to bring in followers, Zenoheld designed the Bakugan Extermination System to perform a [[FinalSolution commit genocide on them simply because he lost. When that's stopped, he has a VillainousBreakdown and goes OmnicidalManiac, trying to ''destroy the universe, ''all because the Bakugan got their freedom from him. He also [[WellDoneSonGuy treated his son like against them]]. His own son, Prince Hydron, fares no better as Zenoheld treats him as a disposable soldier]].
** [[BigBad Emperor]]
pawn, [[AbusiveParents abusing and torturing him]] to take out his frustrations at losing. After his genocide attempt is foiled, Zenoheld [[VillainousBreakdown loses it]] and decides to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out all life in the universe]], including his home world of Vestal, out of petty spite for being defied.
** ''Gundalian Invaders'' & ''Mechtanium Surge part 1'': [[BigBad Emperor
Barodius]] is a power-obsessed tyrant who declared war on the [[EvilOverlord sadistic leader]] of an alien race known as the Gundalians and earnest hero Dan Kuso's ArchEnemy. Barodius invaded and planned to wipe out a eventually destroy the peaceful planet world of Neathia in order to capture a powerful artifact known as the Sacred Orb, which would allow him to control all Bakugan and conquer all of reality. [[BadBoss Barodius]] cares nothing for his men. and treats them as expendable pawns to use and abuse, having them tortured for failing him or having them killed in order to gain more power than he already had. After his defeat an advantage. Eventually defeated by the heroes and imprisonment [[SealedEvilInACan imprisoned in an alternate universe universe]] for eternity by Code Eve for his attempted genocide, he took the alias was mutated there into Mag Mel and began using a PsychicLink Mel. As Mag Mel, he formed a psychic link with Dan Kuso and Drago Drago, which he used to leech of their energy to free himself and MindRape them [[MindRape torment Dan with terrible visions of the destruction he intends to cause on Earth. He's also a [[BadBoss firm believer]] in YouHaveFailedMe Earth]]. Barodius, now as Mag Mel, declares war on his homeworld of Gundalia, intending to wipe it and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness as his disposal of his people off the map before being stopped. His newly created CoDragons Mistress Sellon, even though she'd completed Sellon and Anubius are expendable as well, Mag Mel killing the former despite her assignment perfectly begging him to stop and hadn't failed him, the latter for [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness living out his use]]. Mag Mel, after being fully revived, has all humans transferred to the dark dimension where he plans on torturing them. At full power, he sends monsters to the five biggest cities on Earth in order to drill to the Earth's core and Anubius, robbing him the honor of dying in battle with Dan. If he doesn't kill for either of those things he brainwashes into his loyal puppet, as shown when he kidnapped blow it up, releasing a large number amount of kids from Bakugan Interspace energy which he will use to brainwash into his loyal soldiers.[[OmnicidalManiac wipe out the entire universe]].

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: During the first season, before Marucho reveals it is his house, Runo expresses concern if it is a mall or a store, as it could possibly put her parents out of business. Her concern is used to make Runo act completely angry unnecessarily, and therefore a moment for comedy. This is probably a lot harder to laugh at due to the large amounts of businesses that went bankrupt due to the Great Recession.


* ValuesDissonance:
** In one episode, while Joe is getting healed after fainting, the Brawlers enter his personal computer and go through his personal information to see if he is working with Masquerade. The fact he isn't quickly points the Brawlers in the right, but they are entering someone's private computer files and seeing personal information while he is unconscious, which is invasion of privacy in real life, and this is portrayed normally, and swiftly used for comedy. This kind of scene would be very hard to play as comedic today to the emergence of digital privacy as a major issue in the 2010's.
** Masquerade managing to track down where the brawlers are simply by accessing the Bagukan website, (before the reveal he is Alice), can get a lot more uncomfortable with the rise of online harassment as a major issue.




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* TheWoobie: The show has quite a number of them.
** Alice is unwittingly corrupted by Naga and is turned into Masquerade. While under Naga's control, she is forced to send countless Bagukan to their equivalent of Hell, learns that her grandfather is serving a monster, and later condemns all of her friends to the Doom Dimension even though they later escape. When she finally breaks free of it, she is forced to remember all of the atrocities that she committed under Naga's orders.
** Wavern is born a white Bakugan, leaving her powerless and the subject of discrimination from the more normal Bakugan. She saw her brother go insane with a desire for power, she is brutally separated from her LoveInterest before being forced to hide the Infinity Core which is slowly killing her, and finally, it makes her the target of her brother which forces Drago to kill her.

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* NarmCharm: The English dub is known for this. It has some odd voice choices (such as Runo's accent and her mother's accent) and suffers from mediocre voice acting. When combined with the often OffModel animation, the dub becomes SoBadItsGood to its detractors. However, most fans of the series don't mind the dub much.


* CounterpartComparison: A character that gained an evil SplitPersonality as a result of an accidental experiment done by a MadScientist, who has benevolent intentions, despite being turned evil from said experiment, committing crimes as the other personality while being completely unaware of it until having found out at some point, and eventually tame/control the other personality. Are we talking about Alice Gehabich or [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Trent Mercer]]?

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