Badrukk, better known as Kaptin Badrukk, is one of the most infamous Ork Freebooterz or space pirates of all time. He has plied the stars in his steel-jawed Kill Kroozer Da Blacktoof for several blood-splattered decades. He is the commanding officer of the Ork pirate band known as "Badrukk's Flash Gitz" who have fought with many of the Ork Warbosses active in Imperial space, including most of the more recent Warlords and their WAAAGH!s. He holds forth to any that will listen that without the devastating weapons of his Gitz, many of those selfsame Warlords would have been long dead -- a claim that any who have seen this pirate band in action may well believe.
Badrukk was exiled from the Bad Moons Clan on the charge of having too many teef for his own good, since the Orks use their teeth as a form of currency and Badrukk had essentially become the richest member of the tribe, prompting some jealousy among his fellows. From the day of his exile, the Kaptin's accomplishments far outstripped those of his fellow Ork Freebooterz. Fighting alongside the fleet of the Warlord Garaghak, Badrukk blunted the assault of a tendril of the Tyranid Hive Fleet Kraken in 993.M41 by launching a daring Greenskin raid on the Norn-Queen that lay deep within a Hive Ship at its well-protected heart. During the War of Dakka with the Tau Empire his warriors outshot a Tau Hunter Cadre and some even claim that the Kaptin has personally killed one of the powerful spaceborne leviathans called Void-Whales.
For an Ork, Barrukk is unusually cunning and has proved to be an excellent strategist and tactician. He often acts as a tactical advisor to any Ork Warlord or Warboss wealthy enough to meet his outrageously high fees. After the battle, Badrukk's Flash Gitz usually "persuade" their new employers to give them the largest share of any loot or salvage before they return to the Da Blacktoof and seek more chaos and carnage. Despite this blackmail, many Ork Warlords see this as a price well worth paying for the sake of a better fight than usual and the wonderfully intoxicating sight of seeing Badrukk and his Flash Gitz unleash their wonderful and lethal toys upon the enemy.
Badrukk is a typical Ork Freebooterz Warboss only in that his personal appearance is flamboyant in the extreme. As ugly as a Grox, Badrukk's bald and heavily-scarred green head is decorated with the medals of defeated Imperial Navy admirals whose starships he has ransacked and left for dead in the void. His teeth, so numerous that Badrukk's face is permanently split by a foul grin, are plated with an alloy of adamantium and priceless ur-gold token from the Palace of Undying Light. The Kaptin's gilded Goldtoof Armour is often spattered with the black, drying blood of his most recent victims and his black banners, usually bearing the infamous "Jolly Ork" ensign of the Freebooterz, proclaim his abilities as a fighter and conqueror to other Greenskins and those humans unlucky enough to cross his path. It is plated with hundreds of melted-down gold teeth, kicked by Badrukk out of the mouths of other Freebooterz Kaptins. A lead-lined greatcoat protects Badrukk from the deadly radiation generated by his most beloved weapon, Da Rippa, a Shoota so dangerous that merely standing near it when it is fired is essentially a death sentence by radiation poisoning. The weapon once belonged to the Ogryn bodyguard of an Imperial Sub-sector Governor and the Kaptin has modified it to fire unstable plasma canisters instead of high-calibre slugs so that each detonates with all the heat and radioactive force of a small star. One day Da Rippa's victims will include Badrukk himself, but for now it is an extremely potent weapon in the hands of the Greenskin Kaptin. He has also been known to make use of various Power Weapons in close combat, such as a powered Choppa, a Bosspole, and Stikbomz for ranged attacks. He is normally followed around in combat by three Gretchins called Da Powder Grotz because it takes many pairs of green hands to carry the Kaptin's extensive stash of ammunition and personal loot.
- Codex: Orks (4th Edition), pg. 57
- Codex: Orks (2nd Edition)
- Freebooterz: Space Ork Army Lists, pg. 65
- White Dwarf 349 (UK), Preview & "Da Boyz Are Back In Town," by Phil Kelly, pp. 3, 18
- &_requestid=641424 Games Workshop Online Catalogue - Ork Kaptin Badrukk