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Mordred (formerly), Binary Bard
AliasesBinary Bard, or Mordred

Advanced Engineer

FriendsMerlin (formerly), Princess of Arturus (formerly) Captain Crawfish, Black Widow, Dr. Hare
EnemiesYou, Arturus Citizens
Hair      Brown
Skin      Peach
ClothingMordred Clothes (former), Yellow/Purple Jester Outfit, Bionic Eye, Bionic Half of Face
First AppearanceAstro-Knights Island
Last AppearanceSuper Villain Island
RoleFinal Boss, Erewhon Prisoner

Mordred is an evil man that formerly lived in the kingdom of Arturus. He is also known as the Binary Bard, and is a Poptropica Creator. He is based on the enemy and son of King Arthur, Mordred. He was the winner of the 2011 Best Villains Contest.

The Life of Mordred

Technological Genius

During his time in Arturus, Mordred created many highly advanced technological devices. He created a robotic owl as a companion for himself; which he named Merlin, and a mechanical mouse. He started studying in the dark sciences, which enraged the King and Queen of Arturus. Mordred was then thrown in jail. However, Mordred was able to break and tunnel out of jail, he then resumed work in his Lab
Mordred trapped

Mordred trapped in a room during his escape in his Dream in Super Villain Island.

secretly. The royal guard's discovered the location of Mordred's Hideout, so Mordred escaped into space using a spacecraft that he had not even finished off yet.

The Binary Bard

After his escape, Mordred somehow became a cyborg. It is unknown why he became a cyborg. It is possible he was injured badly, or he might have been testing cybernetics on himself. He also could have crashed, and turned himself into a cyborg to survive. Half of his face remains cybernetic, and one of his eyes were replaced with a round red light. He also wore a purple and yellow jester suit, which is a reference to his old suit he wore. He was then known by Poptropicans and others as the Binary Bard. Mordred eventually was well known through the universe as a wizard (as said by the Pewter Moon aliens). A secret order whom were followers of Mordred along with the princess was writing letters to him in secret. Mordred then sent five spacecrafts to Arturus to attack the Kingdom and take the Princess to his fortress. At one point, he attacked the Pewter Moon. It is unknown when he attacked the moon. It is possible it was during his attack on Planet Poptropica, but this is unknown. On an asteroid, there was a giant key stuck in a stone which unlocked a portal to Mordred's Fortress, which was located in another Galaxy. Only the Chosen One was able to pull this key from the stone. It is unknown if Mordred built this portal. He most likely didn't. The Chosen One, (you) came to the Asteroid, pulled the key from the stone, and entered the portal. Mordred had used his powers to disguise himself as the Princess. However Mordred, who was disguised as the Princess, was wearing purple and yellow clothing, which is obviously his signature clothing color. Mordred asked the Chosen One (you) for the three Mystical Weapons, which the Chosen One handed over to Mordred. After he received the Weapons, he revealed himself to the Chosen One and thanked them for the weapons and explained his plan to become king of the universe, he then teleported away to the inside of his Castle. He left behind a puzzle, which the Chosen One solved. The completed puzzle was a door to Mordred's Fortress. Inside, the real Princess was being held prisoner and Mordred had gotten into a robot which had bombs, two spinning blades, a round flying object with spikes, and a laser. Merlin flew in behind the Chosen One and flew towards Mordred. Mordred quickly realized Merlin was a traitor, and began dropping bombs and shot his round object with spikes. Merlin was able to drop two of Mordred's bombs on his robot, but Mordred then shot a powerful laser at Merlin, destroying him in the process. The Chosen One then ran in and began battling Mordred and his robot. The Chosen One leaped on a chandelier twice, which Mordred shot with his laser, and landed on his robot. Mordred's robot then began to malfunction, and he rolled away. The Orb which had brought power to Mordred's robot and Arturus fell out of the robot. The Princess was then freed from her cage in which she was locked in. Mordred ran over to the Orb and tried to once again steal it, but the Princess jumped down and knocked out Mordred. The Chosen One and the Princess then escaped back to the Kingdom of Arturus with the Orb, leaving Mordred trapped. After many years in space, Erewhon Prison staff freed him and took him to Erewhon Prison.

Between That Time

Between the time he was defeated and left in space, he was able to accomplish more than meets the eye. He created his own dimension, and found a way to use multi-dimensional travel to return to the Poptropican dimension and land on the planet of Poptropica itself. The king didn't recognize him as he had never seen him in Binary Bard form. The Bard kidnapped the king and the squire and left a robotic replacement of the king. He left the squire on Fire Planet and took the king with him to Jungle Planet. But then a Poptropican finds them, frees the king, and pursues the Binary Bard, trapping him in his own dimension. Afterwards, the Binary Bard was probably pulled out of space by the Erewhon staff.

Super Villain Island 

In Super Villain Island, he was caught and imprisoned along with Dr. Hare, Black Widow and Captain Crawfish. Dr. Jupiter will send you in their dreams with a dream machine to bring back their totems containing their evil. You need the stopwatch from Captain Crawfish's dream and the crystal key from the Black Widow's dream for Binary Bard's dream. After you got all 4 totems Dr. Jupiter will reveal himself as Zeus and you need to destroy all 4 totems in the Zeus battle. Binary Bard and the other 3 villains will swim away after Zeus destroys Erewhon and you and the four fall into the water.

Modred ( Binary Bard )

The Binary Bard in Erewhon Prison in deep sleep


The username of the Binary Bard is binarybard. He also has another old account, but he doesn't use it anymore, the other username is binarybardcreator1


Mordred was very creative, and believed anything was possible, as proven by the fact that while most would be speechless, when he saw frozen time, he was more amazed at your creativity in finding a way to get through the door. (Super Villain Island). He seemed nicer before he was locked up (as seen briefly in Super Villain Island), and after escaping the dungeon, he went mad. After transformation into a cyborg his personality became more evil. He was nicer to the Princess of Arturus, but after transformation, he had a more sadistic and selfish personality, kidnapping her.

Binary Bard

This promotional picture hints at Binary Bard's egotistical nature.

Similar to Dr. Hare (since they are both from different time periods) he believed he was the only one in Poptropica to have such genius. He believed himself to be the most ruthless villain in Poptropica, and took that too far, trying to prove it by exaggerating his plots to make them even more evil, and although he was rarely ever sloppy, this belief was his downfall many times.

Unlike usual, he seemed very cowardly after kidnapping the king, probably because that scheme would be harder to get away with. Once the king was freed, he got scared and ran. (Poptropica Adventures Nintendo DS)


Princess of Arturus

The Princess was very supportive of Mordred during his days as an inventor, and after his escape, she joined the Order of Mordred. But when he invaded the castle he kidnapped her and kept her locked up in his fortress. Once his robot was destroyed, the princess knocked him out and returned home, and he was sent to Erewhon Prison.

King of Arturus

Mordred created inventions for the king and queen, until he started using extremely advanced technology, which the king thought was "dark", so he put Mordred in the dungeon. Mordred escaped, created a rocket, and flew away from the planet of Poptropica to another place.

At another point in time, Mordred, as the Binary Bard (the king had never seen him in this form so was probably fooled by his appearance) kidnapped the king and left a robotic version of the him in the throne room. He also kidnapped the squire and left him on Fire Planet while he took the king with him to Jungle Planet. You must find the king, and when you do, Mordred will take a portal to hop to his own dimension, and you must chase him to trap him there.

Physical Appearance

Mordred had tan skin at first and looked similar to William Shakespeare. After transforming, he looks like a cyborg jester.

The inventor's new clothes

The robotic suit activating.

He had one side of his face metal with a bionic eye, the other side normal skin and a normal eye. He wore a yellow and purple jester outfit to go along with it. Although his body looks like a normal human body on one side, he probably had metallic shields all over, which were shown when his suit was activated in Super Villain Island.


He has no super powers or superhuman abilities, but he is a genius and an amazing inventor. He had very bright ideas, even if some were a bit too advanced for the people of Arturus. He is one the smartest people in Poptropica's history, and is compared only to Dr. Hare, as they are both scientific experts in two different timelines, but they are equally matched.

His suit has many unique abilities as well. He can use it to change shape and look like someone else. He used it to transform into the princess and steal the Weapons of Arturus from the Chosen One.

Popularity on Poptropica

Bard on Crowd

The Binary Bard on the Poptropica Crowd Wallpaper.

The Binary Bard is widely popular on Poptropica. He was the winner of the Poptropica Villain Showdown  and is featured on lots of posters and wallpaper.
Catch everyone's favorite dimension-hopping cyborg jester on Fridays at 11!

Battle of the Bards is on at 11.

He was mentioned twice in the PopTop!cs tabloid on Reality TV Island. First, on the cover, there was an area that said "The Bard's Secrets to Success! Pg 5", and on the Local TV Schedule, Friday's at 11 is "Battle of the Bards."

He did not appear in the actual island, so the tabloid was probably just a hint of his returning.


At last, I've become the perfect fusion of man and machine.

—The Binary Bard, after transformation

I'm trapped in this room! The door seems to have a mind of it's own!

—Mordred, trapped next to his hideout

Brilliant! Frozen time will allow me to pass through!

—Mordred, amazed and relieved to see the stopwatch

A pathetic creature like you is no match for the Binary Bard. Time for you to clock out!

—Binary Bard

Merlin??!! You traitor!!!

—Binary Bard, angry at Merlin for his betrayal

Merlin, I've had enough of your meddling!

—Binary Bard, about to kill Merlin

I must thank you for bringing me the three mystical weapons!

—Binary Bard, after receiving the Mystical Weapons

With their power I'll create the ultimate energy source!

—Binary Bard, talking about the Mystical Weapons

Now nothing can stop me from taking the kingdom and the universe! Bwaaa ha ha!

—Binary Bard, explaining his plan

You see, I've already tried that. If only there were some way to slow it down!

—Mordred, explaining what he's done to try to get out


  • Mordred's name is based off Mordred, an archenemy/son of King Arthur and the half-brother of Sir Gawain and Sir Garret in the tales of the Knights of the Round Table.
  • You can equip Mordred's bionic eye and bionic side of face. Some users find another person wearing it in Multiplayer Rooms and usually use the Customizer Tool to equip it. That is why you may see some people wearing it. This will not work as of now. The bionic face can no longer be customized.
  • Mordred was voted as Poptropica's favorite villain in a contest on the Creator's Blog.
  • Mordred was planned to be a minor helper until they gave him a red eye. Then they made him the main villain.
  • Mordred was only known by his former name in the kingdom of Arturus. After it was changed to Binary Bard, he was known by that name completely.
  • In Super Villain Island, the former Mordred was seen briefly. His dream is more of a flashback to when he escaped prison and his bionic suit was created.
  • Although he was dark-skinned when he was known as Mordred, the human half of his face was light-skinned when he became the Binary Bard.
  • An outline of Mordred's human form and cyborg form appeared in the video explaining how robots took over the world in Game Show Island.
  • Mordred's human form looks similar to Shakespeare.
  • Before the bionic face was customized, Binary Bard's clothes were entirely customizable as well, then only the bionic eye was customizable. Due to this, the creator of Binary Bard put a special lockdown from customizing him. But if your Poptropican is a girl, you can copy the Princess outfit, although there is a green and purple-yellow one which you can copy.
  • He is ranked 1st out of all villains during the 2011 Villains Contest.
  • He was somehow able to shape-shift to look like the Princess of Arturus, but he forgot to add the colors, it was instead yellow and purple, his signature colors.
  • The Binary Bard is the first character with a mechanical left eye, the second being Captain Ziggs.
  • Binary Bard was once a normal man named Mordred, creating projects and mechanical robots. But when he was banned from King Arthur's castle, he wanted revenge on him, so he transformed into a cyborg and became Binary Bard.
  • He and Dr. Hare have similarities, since both of them use scientific technology.


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