He is a powerful warrior and is revealed to be Word Paynn. He named himself in this form after one of the moons of draconis). Dragon Booster must face him in "The Return of Drakkus - Part I & II". He wears an ancient armor, and it is unknown how he acquired it. The armor originally belonged to an ancient warrior that existed 3000 years ago. Drakkus is able to use a powerful technique known as Mag-Claw, as can Mortis, and eventually both sons, Artha Penn and Moordryd Paynn learn how to as well.
When he first makes his appearance his powers appear to have become unstable (possibly through a lack of use) as both he and his dragon are surrounded by a vortex of black draconium energy that tearss much of the wasteland apart as he stalks Artha and the others. He even causes a quake that nearly swallows Parm and Lance. As the episode progresses however his power re-stabalises allowing him to dominate against Artha in their first fight.
Drakkus regards the Dragon Booster as both weak and untrained. His main goal appears to be to destroy the Dragon Booster and use the Dragon of Legend to his full potential. Drakkus was defeated by the Dragon Booster when he learned to release the dragon and the human. Drakkus fled but returned in later episodes.
Drakkus rides a very large black draconium dragon, Abandonn, (named after the second moon of draconis) and the dragon's scales are black and dark green with a red stomach. It is unknown how Abandonn gains this colour change when Word uses him as Drakkus, although the change is probably similar to the change Beau and Decepshun go through when their riders make their transformation.