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Bacura is a black panther owned by the Kuja Pirates under Boa Hancock.[1]

She is said to be the executioner of the Kuja tribe, and has been serving the tribe for generations.[2]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Bacura in the manga.

Bacura is a huge black panther, with yellow and red eyes, and large fangs. She sports a brown cap, that goes halfway down her back. She also has a wide grin with sharp teeth.[1]

Personality[edit | edit source]

As a wild beast, Bacura has the personality of a wild beast. It is said that all of her victims were devoured to the point where even the bones were gone.[2]

Abilities and Powers[edit | edit source]

Being a panther more than five times larger than a usual one, she has immense strength and can ferociously bite her victim.

History[edit | edit source]

Amazon Lily Arc[edit | edit source]

Bacura was sent to kill Luffy in the battle arena in Amazon Lily, but Luffy defeated her quickly with a single punch, much to the Kuja Tribe's surprise.[2]

Translation and Dub Issues[edit | edit source]

  • A variant of her name makes up the first part of the word "bacularia", another name for the genus linospadix; which follows Amazon Lily's tradition of having its inhabitants named after flowers or flowering plants. It's unknown whether this is intentional or coincidental.
  • Her name also bears a resemblance to Bagheera, the black Indian leopard from Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book". Again, it is unknown whether or not this is intended by Oda.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 516 and Episode 410, Bacura makes her debut.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 53 Chapter 518 and Episode 412, Bacura is introduced as an executioner.
  3. Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary , Bacura's birthday is revealed.

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