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Boris Balkov (ボリス Borcloff) is the secondary antagonist in Beyblade and the main antagonist in Beyblade: G-Revolution.

Personality & Characteristics

Boris seems to bring either fear or hatred from anybody who knew him at one point of history. For instance, while Kai, Tala, Spencer, Bryan and Ian display much loathing towards the man, younger kids such as Alexander are frightened by him and do anything he orders them to do.

Plot

Beyblade: 2000

In the first season, he was the Demolition Boys' trainer and also the main authority in the Abbey, but secretly given orders from Voltaire. Boris was the one who selected the boys he thought would fit in the monastery to train them to become excellent beybladers who would be part of his army to gain more power. However, his plans are foiled by Tyson, who defeats Tala in the final round and this caused the Demolition Boys' bladers to reform. Voltaire is then presumably arrested while Boris goes into hiding.

Beyblade: G-Revolution

After the failure of his plans to take over the world, he came back, in G-Revolution, with an organization called BEGA, which takes over the BBA's assets. His goal was to transform Beyblade into a professional sport because, as he said, he was a changed man after he had wandered in Russia and watched kids play Beyblade in the street, telling Tyson and the others that he has turned a "new leaf". Of course, this sounded bizarre to everyone, and, no matter how much he cried while explaining his story, people like the Blitzkrieg Boys knew BEGA was in fact only a way to get more control, again.

Boris was also behind the whole Barthez's Soldiers scandal as he was the one who recruited Barthez (his agent) in the first place as a means to gain attention and win his way through the Championship by cheating. When the BBA Revolution faced Barthez, Miguel and the rest of Barthez's team realized the truth and turned on Barthez. As a result, Boris' plans were failed.

During the qualification rounds of BEGA, he was uncaring as to how the match between Brooklyn and Kai played out, as long as the winner was the one he had in mind: Brooklyn. Boris told Hiro that he wanted the battle to be quickly over, and did not even raise an eyebrow at the damage Brooklyn was inflicting at Kai.

In the Justice Five Tournament, Boris was satisfied that his plans were following through with Ming-Ming and Crusher defeating Daichi and Ray, respectively. Before Max battled, Boris told him to win or tie against Mystel (so that people wouldn't think BEGA was cheating with a sweep). This also worked out when Max and Mystel tied. Later in the fourth battle, Kai had arrived to rejoin the G Revolutions, where he would battle against Brooklyn for redemption. Kai eventually succeeded and Brooklyn was thrown into a deep depression over his first loss, which caused Boris to get angry that Kai was diverting his plans. In the fifth battle, Tyson got through to Garland in the spirit of Beyblading and defeated him, much to Boris's frustration. Tired of the G Revolutions foiling his plan, Boris tells Hiro to break through to Brooklyn for the tie breaker match while sending Crusher and Ming-Ming to Tyson's house in order to weaken him. Hiro succeeds in his task, but Crusher and Ming-Ming (who are battling Lee and Rick) realize what they're doing is wrong and pull back.

When BEGA fell to Brooklyn's immense power, Boris was run over by dozens of fans who were going to see Tyson and Brooklyn battle. He was also peed on by a dog and a bird defecated on his face, but only in the Japanese version. Hiro Granger exposed his true reasons for joining BEGA and resigned from his position there as coach.

Manga

In the manga, Boris was actually only a subordinate to Dr. Zagart, and both worked to learn more about sacred Bit-Beasts so Dr. Zagart could steal them and resuscitate his first son Zeo.

Boris was also related to the Saint Shields, since they temporarily worked for the two men regarding the sacred Bit-Beasts matter.

Trivia

  • In Russian, Boris' name is spelled Борис Балков.

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