Real Name: Bakuto (full name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human magic user (potentially, see comments)

Occupation: Daimyou of the Hand in South America

Group Membership: The Hand (Hiroshi, Izanagi, Makoto, Shiro, Takashi, Yutaka, others)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), White Tiger (Angela Del Toro)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Somewhere in South America

First Appearance: Daredevil I#505 (April, 2010)

Powers/Abilities: Bakuto is a trained ninja of the Hand, with special proficiency using guns and his weapon of choice, the kusarigama. As Daimyo, Bakuto had access to many ninja operatives, and he likely had access to many of the Hand’s mystic connections, including resurrection capabilities and mystic artifacts. Bakuto is very short-tempered and power-hungry.

Height: 5'9" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

(Daredevil I#505 (fb) - BTS) - A member of the Hand, Bakuto was trained by Izanagi, the Daimyo of the Hand in South America.

(Daredevil I#505 (fb) ) - Bakuto turned many men against Izanagi and ensnared him. When Izanagi asked for a knife to commit Seppuku, Bakuto instead shot his sensei.

(Daredevil I#505 (fb) - BTS) - Bakuto took over as Daimyo of South America, ignoring the fact that Hiroshi was to be put in charge. When Daredevil took over the Hand in New York City, Bakuto was called to Japan for a meeting.

(Daredevil I#505) - At Jigoku-Chu Castle in Japan, the four Daimyos of the Hand assembled, including Makoto (Daimyo of Eurasia), Takashi (Daimyo of Japan), and Yutaka (Daimyo of Africa). The three old men were engaging in target practice when Bakuto walked in and shot up their targets with bullets. Daredevil and the Hand, including White Tiger, arrived and the three Daimyos bowed, but Bakuto refused, so Daredevil asserted his authority. Bakuto challenged his leadership and insulted White Tiger, but Daredevil ordered Bakuto to clear his head and be prepared for the summit lately. Accompanied by his aid Shiro and others, Bakuto gambled at Maneki Neko Casino. Later, Daredevil hosted a meeting, expressing a desire to unite the Hand instead of having it broken into groups of assassins for hire; he proposed they start making change and justice in the world, and Bakuto balked. At a feast, Bakuto was poisoned and he saw images of the dead Izanagi. When Daredevil tried reasoning with Bakuto, he saw Daredevil as a demon and tried attacking, but they found themselves surrounded by ninjas.

(Daredevil I#506) - Still hallucinating demons and devils, Bakuto savagely fought against the Hand members alongside Daredevil, ignoring the hero's warnings not to kill the others. Bakuto was nearly killed, but Daredevil repelled the Hand ninjas, some of whom dissipated into dust before they were even killed. Daredevil told Bakuto these were traitors within the Hand, using magic, but Bakuto refused to believe him. Daredevil assembled the Hand membership and leaders, mixing up their security details, and he promised that if any of them came forward with the truth, they would be forgiven, angering Bakuto again. Bakuto made plans to take down Daredevil.

(Daredevil I#507) - Furious, Bakuto sent his personal assassins to kill Daredevil while Bakuto himself had tea. White Tiger entered and, under the influence of the Hand, killed Bakuto's bodyguards then she used a blade to kill Bakuto, making it look as if he had committed seppuku with his kusarigama, Bakuto's favored weapon.

Comments: Created by Andy Diggle, Antony Johnston (writers) & Marco Checchetto (artist).

Bakuto was a trained warrior and a high—up member of the Hand. While never seen using spells or channeling energy himself, many ninjas of the Hand die and are resurrected due to their connections to the Beast of the Hand. Thus I listed him as a "magic user" here.

Bakuto played slightly bigger part in the Marvel Netflix series Iron Fist and Defenders.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Chadman.

Bakuto should not be confused with:

Hiroshi should not be confused with:

Izanagi should not be confused with:

Shiro should not be confused with:


(Daredevil I#505 (fb) - BTS) - Hiroshi was the next in line to take over as Daimyo of the Hand in South America from Izanagi, but Bakuto killed Izanagi and then took over as Daimyo instead.

--Daredevil I#505 (505 (fb) - BTS


(Daredevil I#505 (fb) - BTS) - Izanagi, the Daimyo of the Hand in South America, was the sensei of Bakuto. Hiroshi was next in line to be the Daimyo after him.

(Daredevil I#505 (fb) ) - Bakuto turned many men against Izanagi and killed him personally, taking over his position as Daimyo. When Izanagi asked for a knife to commit Seppuku, Bakuto instead shot his sensei.

--Daredevil I#505 ([Daredevil I#505 (fb)], 505 (fb)


(Daredevil I#505) - The aide of Bakuto, the Daimyo of the Hand in South America, Shiro accompanied Bakuto to a casino in Japan where Bakuto went on a long winning streak.

--Daredevil I#505

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Daredevil I#505, p5, pan3 (Bakuto, main)
Daredevil I#505, p9, pan1 (Bakuto, 2nd)
Daredevil I#505, p12, pan1 (Izanagi)
Daredevil I#505, p11, pan3 (Shiro)

Daredevil I#505-507 (April-August, 2010) - Andy Diggle, Antony Johnston (writers), Marco Checchetto (artist), Warren Simons (editor)

First Posted: 11/18/2019
Last updated: 11/18/2019

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