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|This article is about a character from the video games. If you are looking for an article with the same name or nearly identical name, see Bagura (Jetters).|
|“ It's been a long time, Bomberman. I'm impressed you made it this far. You KNOW defeating me is impossible. I revived the Four Devils of Garaden and they are waiting for you! Ha ha ha! ”|
—Bagular, Bomberman Hero
Professor Bagura, also known as "Bugler", "Burglar", "Bugglar", or "Bagular", is White Bomberman's nemesis and primary antagonist of many Bomberman games. He looks like a blue and white, large, elderly Bomberman with a bushy white beard, wearing a monocle and cape, and appears to be bigger than Bomberman. Bagular appeared out of the vastness of space, with his history being unknown but his brilliance clear. Bagura is a brilliant (but mad) scientist and a dark magician, as well as the leader of the Hige-Hige Bandits and the creator of many evil Bombermen, with the only purpose of conquering the universe. As one of Bomberman's more resilient enemies, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals — it seems that he will always return. He is undoubtedly Bomberman's primary adversary.
In his earliest appearance (Bomberman 94), Bagura attacked Shirobon's planet with an army of robots and enslaved monsters in an attempt to throw it into chaos. When his plans were ruined, he sent his space ship on a collision course to the planet, but Shiro was able to infiltrate it, defeat Bagura, and destroy the ship before it was too late. He next appeared in Super Bomberman 3 as the leader of the resurrected Dastardly Bombers, taking over five planets. Bomberman and Black Bomberman were able to attack and defeat the Bombers, but upon losing control of the planets, Bagura targeted the planets for destruction with his Battle Ship. The heroes entered his ship and were able to take him and the Dastardly Bombers down, rendering them unconscious as the ship exploded. This time, Bagura's body did not survive. However, his brain escaped in a mini saucer.
In Super Bomberman 4, Bagura summoned the Four Bomber Kings and Great Bomber to attack Bomberman, Black Bomberman, and their friends and exact revenge on them. Bagura's minions sent the heroes hurtling through time, but they once again fought back and confronted Bagura in the giant mech he formed himself into. The mech was destroyed and his mini saucer was lost in the time void somewhere.He returns again in Bomberman Hero, in which the Garaden Empire collects four data disks to form him a new body. This corporal form is short-lived, however, as Shirobon defeats him, causing him to detonate the Garaden base as a final act of desperation in an attempt to kill Bomberman. Bagura's revival, Millian's kidnapping, and the creation of the Garaden Empire were plotted by Devil Bomber, who was just using Bagura to get his own revenge on White Bomber.
Although his body was destroyed in Super Bomberman 3 and his new body destroyed in Bomberman Hero, Bagura still appears in his actual body in other games, but how this is possible is unknown. The most probable way of this being possible is these games happen before Super Bomberman 3 (although unlikely) or that his body was never completely organic in the first place, which would explain his ability to create Rubber Bombs. Given that he is the supposed "creator" of the Five Dastardly Bombers, it would make sense that he could have installed the same bomb-making ability into his own body. It was very difficult for Bagura to recreate himself in Bomberman Hero and needed an entire army to do so, but his status was further complicated in Bomberman World and Bomberman Wars.
His personality has never really been made clear or expanded upon in the games, but he is shown to be incredibly evil.
In Bomberman Jetters, his personality is initially perceived as incredibly evil and selfish, just like in the games. But it is revealed that he isn't evil at all, he merely has a strong, bitter rivalry with Dr. Ein because of a childhood crush on Momo, White Bomber's grandmother.
Near the end of the Anime, Bagura gains the role of the victim after MechaDoc seizes control of the Shumulvault and imprisons him. Bagura's relationship with Mujoe is then revealed to be more of a close friendship than that of a boss and his lackey, and Bagura begins to show genuine remorse when it seems that Mujoe has perished.
- Main article: Bagura (Jetters)
In the anime series Bomberman Jetters, Bagura is the leader of the Hige-Hige Bandits.
Although he appears to be an elderly man, Bagura has some rather powerful abilities at his disposal.
- Rubber Bomb — Typically, these are cast in four directions while Bagura is protected by either a shield or by floating. They bounce around the arena and have max blast radius.
- Shield — Bagura can create a square (or circular) shield which acts as a barrier against his opponents' attacks and can damage or kill anyone else who touches it.
- Teleportation — Bagura can teleport to another area in the arena, but upon reappearing he is stalled for a short time.
- Mechabomb Summon — Bagura can summon several Mechabomb monsters, who will spread out and explode, causing trouble for his opponent(s).
- Bagura can create and revive evil Bombermen.
- It's possible that Bagura could be a Bomberman because he can make bombs and he wears a helmet similar to a Bomberman's helmet in his first appearance. It is also possible that Bagura is an alien who was badly injured after Bomberman '94 and had to turn himself into a Bomber-Cyborg.
- In Pocket Bomberman, the final boss, Babylon, looks similar to Bagura. It unknown if this is Bagura's ancestor.
- He is a selectable racer in Bomberman Fantasy Race. This is the only game in which he is a playable character.