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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bartholomew Kuma

Bartholomew Kuma

Bartholomew Kuma



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Japanese Name:     バーソロミュー・くま
Romanized Name:     Bāsoromyū Kuma
English Name:     Bartholomew Kuma
First Appearance:     Chapter 233; Episode 151
Affiliations:     Shichibukai; Revolutionary Army (former)
Occupations:     Pirate; Shichibukai; Revolutionary Officer (former)
Epithet:     "Tyrant" (暴君 Bōkun?); PX-0
Japanese VA:     Hideyuki Hori
Age:     45 (debut)[1]
47 (after timeskip)[2]
Birthday:     February 9th[3]
Height:     689cm (22'6")[1]
Bounty:     Formerly Beli Small296,000,000[4]
Devil Fruit
Japanese Name:     Nikyu Nikyu no Mi
English Name:     Paw-Paw Fruit
Meaning:     Pad
Type:     Paramecia

Bartholomew Kuma is a Shichibukai, formerly a Revolutionary with a bounty of Beli296,000,000. He was once feared as an extremely vicious pirate, earning himself the title "Tyrant". He is a type of cyborg called "Pacifista" developed by Dr. Vegapunk. Once Vegapunk finished his modifications on Kuma, the Shichibukai was converted into the first complete Pacifista cyborg, with the serial PX-0, and figuratively died in the process. 

Appearance


Kuma is an enormous man, (22'6" feet tall). He is the tallest remaining Shichibukai (being one inch shorter than former member Gekko Moriah) and is usually seen carrying a Bible. His overall appearance resembles that of a bear, though there are a few key differences. His eyes are strangely covered by either a pair of glasses or clear-mirrored lenses. While initially he will give the impression of wearing glasses, it seems that, based on the Pacifistas that were destroyed, those are actually his own eyes.

His hat features a pair of rounded ears, and, along with the fabric of his pants, is covered in brown spots. His jacket contains a large white design reminiscent of a target cross-hair or a coda sign. There are also several paw prints lining the bottom hem of his coat. He also has a long protruding chin. He bears the tattoo "PX-0" on the left side of the base of his throat, after the final touches were done on him becoming a complete cyborg before the Battle Of Marineford.

In the anime, Kuma's hair and jacket are black, and his hat is gray. The covering of his Bible is also shown to be intricately colored purple. In the manga, Oda originally intended for Kuma to have a completely different color scheme. Kuma's hair was shown to be brown, his jacket bright orange, his hat yellow with green spots, and his Bible a solid gold color. Later in the manga chapters, his coat was changed from orange to blue, though the rest of his design remained untouched.[5][6][7]

In SBS Volume 63, Oda drew the Shichibukai as children. Kuma had pale short hair and was missing his bear ears hat, glasses, and cybernetic enhancements he receives later on. He wore tattered clothing and wooden sandals carrying a heavy load of chopped firewood on his back while reading a book called "Ninokin". His depiction has similarities with Ninomiya Sontoku, a famous philosopher of the 19th century. Many statues portray him holding a book while he walks with a heavy load on his back.

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