Nurzak (ナザック, Nazakku?) is a Gundalian and the leading Subterra Brawler for the Twelve Orders. His Guardian Bakugan is Subterra Sabator and uses Chompixx as his Battle Gear. As of Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge, he is the Prime Minister of Gundalia. He was the follower and adviser of Barodius' Father. After he was betrayed by Barodius, Nurzak and Mason Brown survived with the help of Dragonoid Colossus, and soon after, he and Mason join the Battle Brawlers in the fight against Barodius.
Nurzak is a scholarly and wise individual. Although he is the oldest member of the Twelve Orders, he has the most physical energy. Emperor Barodius trusts Nurzak and he has many followers. He is the number one officer of the Twelve Orders and is very good at analyzing the opponent, planning strategy and evaluating the situation. He was serving the Gundalians since the reign of Barodius' father, and agrees that the Sacred Orb should not be violated, leading to him distrusting Barodius' dark intentions.
As an Elder of Gundalia and an attendant for the previous emperor, Nurzak shows great wisdom and reason. Unlike the rest of the Twelve Orders, he believes in peace and disapproves of Barodius' plans to acquire the power of the Sacred Orb. He also respects the Neathians, particularly Fabia and Serena Sheen. He also cares about his subordinates, calling out Stoica and Kazarina for disposing another subordinates and wasn't fooled by their lies.
Long ago, Nurzak preferred being on the front lines and was rather reckless. Because of this, and his lack of preparation, all the soldiers under his command, including his daughter, were killed.
Over the years, Nurzak grew to hate Barodius as he disapproves of his rule of Gundalia and the way he treats their people and for always speaking ill of his father. When Barodius went too far, Nurzak finally had enough of his tyranny and sees he is nothing but a evil, heartless monster bent on destroying entire worlds just to get his way and joins the Brawlers and Neathians to defeat him and restore peace to the universe.
Despite believing in peace, he is no pushover; he is willing to take the situation into his own hands if he believes that there is no way around it. While he tries to use persuasion and reason before he takes action, like when he tries to persuade Barodius against trying to acquire the Sacred Orb and when he warns Kazarina about Barodius' desires, he does not have infinite patience and will give up on them if he sees that they truly will not change their ways. He has a good relationship with his Guardian Bakugan, Sabator, and has the respect and trust of many other Gundalians, particularly those who survived the Neathian-Gundalian War.
After he became the new Prime Minister of Gundalia, he was respected by his subordinates and even commander Ren Krawler. After Mag Mel was thrown out of Gundalia, He thanks the Battle Brawlers for their help.
Nurzak first appeared in Revelation, when the Twelve Orders were discussing about the powerful Bakugan (Helix Dragonoid) who created the explosion (the battle between Ren and Dan). He told Barodius that there is this virtual game on Earth, known as Bakugan Interspace, and that the explosion affected their planet, Gundalia.
In The Sacred Orb, He doesn't insult the Gundalian Agents unlike his team. Instead he lets them know that the fight will be harder with the Brawlers on the Neathian side. he used Sabator to brawl against the Neathian defenses beating them all. When Sabator was brawling he was surprised to see Sabator so evenly matched with Coredem and knew this was bad. He was later sent back to Gundalia along with the other Gundalians due to the Sacred Orb's energy.
In The Secret of the Orb, Nurzak and Ren headed to Neathia to find Mason after he escaped. Nurzak and Ren were in battle with Fabia and Marucho after running into them. However, in the middle of the battle the Sacred Orb sent out a violent dimensional twister and he and Ren were forced to retreat. Later, he and Kazarina decide to leave Emperor Barodius.
In Divide and Conquer, Nurzak and Kazarina prepared to betray Emperor Barodius and take over Gundalia, with Nurzak sending a message to Neathia to meet for a peace treaty. He is ambushed by Barodius at the last second, and Kazarina reveals herself as a loyal spy for him. He and Barodius brawl, and despite winning in the first round with a combination of the Gate Card Silent Stalker and Sabator's Level 3 Class Battle Gear Ability, he was outmatched and presumably killed by Dharak.
In Genesis, it was revealed that he was not dead, but was instead sent to a space between dimensions. He and Mason Brown observed the battle between Drago and Dragonoid Colossus. After the battle, Dan decided to take them back with him to Neathia and they joined the Brawlers. Nurzak explained his ordeal with Barodius and pledged his loyalty to Neathia and the Sacred Orb. Together, they all went to Gundalia to free Jake from Kazarina.
In True Evolution, his group decides to split into two smaller groups to attack Kazarina's lab. He and Fabia form one of the groups, but are ambushed by Kazarina and Stoica before they get there.
In Redemption, he and Fabia battled Kazarina and Stoica. At some point during the fight, they fall into a hole created by Lumagrowl and Lythirus's combined Battle Gear Abilities. Nurzak then tells Fabia the story of a friend of his who always wanted to be in front fighting rather than strategizing in the back. Because of his attitude, the troops he led, his own daughter included, were killed in battle, saying Fabia reminds him of her. Stoica and Kazarina discover them and another battle ensues, during which Kazarina reveals she has hypnotized Lena, Zenet and Jesse to aid them in the battle. Stoica then floods the area with Death End Merman, forcing Kazarina, Jesse, Lena and Zenet to retreat. Fabia is nearly carried away by the water, but Nurzak manages to save her, though he and Sabator are carried away. It is then revealed that the story Nurzak told was actually about himself. While being carried away by the current, he has a vision of his daughter, Floria, who bears a resemblance to Fabia. Aranaut searches for Nurzak and Sabator but he is unsuccessful.
In Gundalian Showdown, he is proven to still be alive when he returns with Mason just as they disrupt the battle between Fabia and Kazarina.
In Broken Spell, he helps Fabia fight Kazarina by taking out impalatons alongside Mason. When Lumagrowl rebels against Kazarina and starts fighting by himself, Nurzak and Kazarina start to fight each other with sabers. He knocks Kazarina's weapon out of her hand and pursues her only to find her dead. He then carries her back outside, and Lumagrowl walks off with her body.
In Code Eve, he, Mason and Fabia head off to his Ship. Gill tries to stop them from getting there causing Mason and Fabia to fight him. The two retreat from Gill and returned to Neathia in a Gundalian Ship. He reunites with the Gundalian Agents. He later attacks Emperor Barodius only to have Sabator shot out of the sky by Lythirus's Acid Bubble, after which he falls into a chasm.
In Destiny Revealed, he is shown to be still alive and arrives alongside the Castle Knights after Dan and Barodius's battle. He mocks Barodius for being unable to accept his defeat and still trying to take the Orb. Barodius and Dharak are then presumably destroyed by the Orb's immense power. He and the rest of the Gundalians then form an alliance with Neathia and return to Gundalia to form a new government.
In Gundalia Under Fire, he was seen talking to the Battle Brawlers about how and when Mag Mel, Razenoid and the Chaos Bakugan attacked. It is also revealed that Nurzak is the first ever Prime Minister of Gundalia.
In Unlocking the Gate, Nurzak was seen talking to Fabia about the invading Chaos Bakugan and how they might invade Neathia next if they are able to take Gundalia down. Near the end of the episode, Nurzak and Fabia are happy that Mag Mel and Razenoid are finally defeated.
In True Colours, he and Fabia thanked the Brawlers for their work against Mag Mel and bid farewell to them. He told the Brawlers to never hesitate to ask for help.
Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders
- He had a daughter named Floria. In episode 32, while he is drowning, he saw a female Gundalian who resembled Fabia in his imagination.
- He is the only Gundalian to switch sides who has never changed to a human form.
- Nurzak is quite skilled with wielding a Gundalian-style guandao.
- Nurzak is the only surviving member of the Major Twelve Orders.
- He was thought to have died at least three times. The first was when he was defeated by Barodius in Divide and Conquer, the second was when he was thought to have drowned in Redemption, and the third was when he was electrocuted by Barodius and fell into a chasm in Code Eve.
- He resembles Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation/Deep Space 9 as they're both good members of an evil warrior race, both lost their love interest e.g. Worf lost K'Ehleyr and Nurzak lost Florina, and they both have similar head features.
- He is also similar to Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Both are wise, older, and respected people who later turn against their own rulers' cruel regimes and ally with the other side in the war, and both lost their respective children.
Although most of Nurzak's brawls have been losses, he appears to be a powerful brawler as he was the only one, other than Dan Kuso, to win a round against Emperor Barodius, and he and Fabia were winning against Kazarina and Stoica until they called in reinforcements.
|The Castle Knights (Tag with The Twelve Orders and Gundalian Agents)||Offscreen||Win|
|The Castle Knights (Tag with The Twelve Orders (except Bardious) and Brainwashed Brawlers)||14||Win|
|Jake Vallory||14||No Outcome (got teleported away)|
|Marucho Marukura and Fabia Sheen (Tag with Ren)||19||No Outcome (retreated due to the sacred orb getting mad)|
|Kazarina, Stoica, Lena Isis, Zenet Surrow and Jesse Glenn (Tag with Faiba)||32||Lose (due to Gundalian reinforcements)|
|Darkus Impalatons (tag with Mason)||37||Win|
|Barodius, Stoica, Airzel, and multiple Gundalian Soldiers (Tag with the Battle Brawlers, the Gundalian Agents (except Sid), and the Castle Knights)||38||Lose|