|“||Heart is overrated. I prefer killer instinct!||”|
—Linehalt, The Secret of the Orb
|First appearance||A New Beginning|
'Linehalt' (ラインハルト Rainharuto) is a fiend/knight-like Bakugan and Ren Krawler's Guardian Bakugan in Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders and Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge. He possessed a Forbidden Power to be cursed with as a Dark Bakugan.
Linehalt is partners with Ren, to whom he speaks in a gentle voice. Bonded tight as family, they share both their memories and fierce dreams. Linehalt is an exceptional young warrior who has lived in the underground of Gundalia. Using the stone in the palm of his hands, he absorbs and nullifies the attacks of his enemies. He has a "Forbidden Power" in the Anime that Emperor Barodius calls the "switch code". His Battle Gear is Boomix.
He first appeared in A New Begining and battled Helix Dragonoid in Bakugan Interspace. The battle ended in a draw because Marucho had to evacuate and shut down the battle arena because the battle energy was too intense, which would have destroyed the system. He is a real Bakugan, so proven when in the end of episode 5 he was talking to Ren about the previous battle between Sid and Zenet.
In True Colours, he fought the digital Akwimos and Gigarth with Boomix and managed to win the first round, but lost the second, third and the battle. He was then alongside Ren when he changed into his true Gundalian form and revealed to the brawlers his true identity as a talking Bakugan which shocks Jake while telling Drago that he's next.
In Escape from Darkness, he retold the story of how he was the last of his kind, the Dark Bakugan, who were banished to the underground of Gundalia. It is where he met Ren as he was meant to be the next protector of Linehalt. He was against the idea of this as Ren was very afraid of Linehalt and it was not till he saved Ren from falling that the two eventually became close friends. He also revealed that although he has a "Forbidden Power", he has no idea how to use it.
In Dragonoid Colossus, he continues the battle and unleashes his Forbidden Power it is revealed that threatens Neathia and awakens Dragonoid Colossus, The Sacred Orb's last defense, which defeats both Dharak and Linehalt, stopping his rampage but not before he severely damaged the Gundalian forces.
In Forgiveness, he battled against Aranaut to prove Ren's loyalty to the Neathians. The first round he battled Aranaut but lost due to losing energy from unleashing his Forbidden Power. Second round he switched places with Rubanoid to rest but still ended up losing at the end but was accepted by Fabia and became a member of the Castle Knights.
In Final Strike, he attacked Gundalia's castle and battled against Krakix.
In Dream Escape, he retreats from his battle and meets up with the rest of his team for a showdown against the Gundalians.
In Gundalian Showdown, he battles Lumagrowl, Krakix, Stikeflier, and Lythirus alongside Aranaut, Akwimos, Coredem, Hawktor and Blitz Dragonoid. They win the battle and retreat to Neathia to stop Barodius.
In Code Eve, he battles Phantom Dharak and loses.
In Destiny Revealed, he finally understands what his Forbidden Power should be used for and uses it to heal the battle-damaged Neathia. He also seems to grow bird wings. Later, he says goodbye to Akwimos, Marucho and the others before he, Nurzak and the rest of the Gundalians head back to Gundalia.
Linehalt reappeared in Re-connection, during flashbacks from previous episodes.
In Battle Lines, Linehalt was briefly seen using Bolting Vibra against some Chaos Bakugan.
- Ability Cards
- Bolting Vibra: Nullifies the opponent's ability and subtracts 300 Gs from the opponent.
- Dispel Closer: Absorbs the opponent's ability.
- Darkness Blizzard (Darkus Blizzard): Nullifies the opponent's ability.
- Dark Saber: Subtracts 300 Gs from the opponent.
- Razen Breaker (Shock Breaker): Adds 400 Gs to Linehalt.
- Ice Crasher (Ice Breaking in the Jap. version ): Nullifies the opponent's Gate Card.
- Dark Javelin: Transfers 400 Gs from the opponent to Linehalt.
- Gigarth Ray (Gear Slay in the Jap. version): Subtracts 400 Gs from the opponent.
- Fusion Ability Cards
- Twist Bow (Boomerang Bow): Subtracts 200 Gs from each opponent. (Dark Saber must be activated in order to use this ability)
- Break Garret: Transfers 200 Gs from the opponent to Linehalt.
Note: Break Garret was only shown in the original Japanese version of Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders. It was deleted in the English dub due to being too violent for kids.
- On Japanese websites his name is sometimes romanized as Reinhardt.