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Baku
Baku
Biographical information
Home

Japan

Nickname(s)

Devourer of Dreams

Affiliation

Foot Mystics
Shojo

Physical description
Species

Demon

Hair color

Gray

Eye color

Pink

Out of universe information
Era(s)

Lost Season

First appearance

Beginning of the End

Created by

Joe Kelly

Teachers and Students
  [Source]

Baku is a massive demon which was summoned by the Foot Mystics, along with Shojo, in order to keep the Ninja Tribunal and their Acolytes from preventing them from resurrecting Oroku Saki.

Baku resembles a massive anthropomorphic tiger, but with four legs as well as two arms, similar to a centaur. It has unruly gray hair and pink, glowing eyes.

Baku is called the "Devourer of Dreams" by the Fire Mystic, but instead of dreams, it was shown draining the mystic power from Donatello and Raphael. It also broke off a piece of a stalagmite to use as a weapon.

Baku was destroyed by Leonardo using the Gunshin.

Trivia

The Baku (獏 or 貘) is an ancient Japanese spirit with origins in Chinese myth. Originally, it was a chimeric yōkai, normally depicted with the trunk and tusks of an elephant and a tiger's paws, among other parts. It was a good spirit, and would protect against disease and bad spirits.

Because the word also referred to the Malayan Tapir, eventually in common consciousness the tapir became conflated with the supernatural being, and the two became seen as the same entity in modern depictions. The baku's most well-known trait is that it can eat the nightmares of children who summon it, but if it is still hungry after eating a nightmare, it can feed on good dreams and positive feelings until it is sated.

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