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Character Profile: Bakura

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Name
Bakura Ryou Bakura(了 獏良)(りょう ばく ら) Bakura (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Bakura (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Alias
   
Race
Human Human
Gender
Male Male
Age
16 years(born September 2) 16 years(born September 2)
Hair
White White
Eyes
Brown Brown
Height
5'7" 170 cm
Weight
114 lbs 52 kg
Blood
Type AB Type AB
Status
Keeper of the Millennium Ring Keeper of the Millennium Ring
Quote
"Ouch, my arm hurts..."  
Voice
Ted Lewis Tsutomu Kashiwakura(Yu-Gi-Oh!)
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  Yumi Urushikawa(credited as You Inoue)(Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, 1st half)
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  Rika Matsumoto(Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, 2nd half)
Debut
   
Anime
Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Character Description: Bakura

Ryou Bakura would probably never have even entered into the scene, were it not for an odd compulsion that drives him to seek out the Millennium Items. He's drawn to the Duelist Kingdom from the combined influence of Pegasus' Millennium Eye and Yugi's Millennium Puzzle.

The odd compulsion comes from the Millennium Item he himself carries: the Millennium Ring. In its inert state, it has the power to track the direction of other Millennium Items. But it also holds a darker power: the ability to trap souls in inanimate objects. Once long ago, a grave robber, attempting to obtain the Millennium Items, ended up with his soul trapped in the Millennium Ring itself. This shadow soul, Yami Bakura, emerges from the Ring whenever it is activated. Yami Bakura then takes over Ryou Bakura's body and continues his quest (even now) of getting the seven Millennium Items.

His quest takes him to Yugi and company, and he almost succeeds in sealing everyone's souls in their own cards, but the Millennium Puzzle fights back, drawing Yami Yugi out so he can fight for their freedom. Blocked as he was because the Millennium Puzzle gave Yugi a second soul, Yami Bakura then thinks of other ways to get ahead, including trying to switch his host from Ryou Bakura to Mokuba Kaiba, but Tristan manages to outwit Yami Bakura and set him back. Tristan thinks he threw the Millennium Ring away, but the Ring can be drawn back to its host at will. Learning of Pegasus's defeat, Bakura quickly switches gears to confront Pegasus, overpower him, and steal his Millennium Eye.

It is practically certain that the two shadow souls of Yami Bakura and Yami Yugi will cross paths again, since Bakura still wants Yugi's Millennium Puzzle.

Character Description: Bakura

Bakura is a kind, gentle, and rather shy boy. He has never had a reason to hurt anyone. When he found the Sennen Ring though, Yami Bakura took over and made him track down the other sennen items.

Bakura's favorite card is Change Of Heart, a card which allows you to chose one of your opponents monster and use him for one turn. Bakura is good friends with Yugi and the gang, though he hardly hangs around them (courtesy of Yami Bakura).