I think this took about one week from start to finish. Not bad considering Buggy's took a month. At this rate if I keep exponentially shortening the time it takes to create these profiles I should be able to finish Baroque Works in a day! HAH! That was a good one. Here we are at the Black Cat Pirates! I really stressed over whether to keep it 'Kuroneko' or translate it since it was written in Katakana. I usually favor the latter but in cases like this where it just so seems to fit, I decided to translate it. As long as we realize I took great pains in making said decision, I think the World will retain balance on its axis.

As always I slave for hours in Photoshop to bring you some neat images of the characters for their Profile. The captains/leaders are always easy because there are plenty of full-color works of them but the secondary villains. Oi vey. The Jango below took six hours, the original image was a tiny panel in the comic (happy hunting) in pure black and white, no shading or detail. And the Nya-ban Bros. Let's just say if you know anything about resolution, find where I got Siam's face from and shake in horror at the editting done to sharpen edges. Not to complain!! I love doing that kind of work and it's actually kind of like a puzzle. It's more fun to have people guessing at exactly how I made some of them. I've never been about pushing oceans of media on fans, I love pure raw text that goes into insane detail. But it's nice to make things look presentable too.

Anyway, enough about me. Once again this would not be possible without the work of Lord of One Piece or as we mortals know him, stephen. As is par, stephen's translations make hours of thumbing through the manga vanish. Per usual I try never to copy his material, particularly his notes, but there is one clearly marked instance below where I directly use stephen's notes as a referrence. An unusual 'special guest' thanks to a OP fan who goes by the handle, appropriately enough, Captain Kuro for his input. Another fan, GoAnderson, also helped by pointing out a fact about Buchi's cape which I had given up trying to find. Also thanks to design input from OP fans The Dude and EGX. Last but CERTAINLY not least, fielding my endless stream of cultural questions is Haruka Hosoya who has gone so far as to help me find the origin of 'cat crap' at 2AM Japan time. Without her the only parts of what I consider interesting/original in here would not have been possible.

Please have fun reading and please make sure this exact information stays where you found it. I'm always happy to inspire but copying and pasting aren't anything near that. I take full responsibility for any mistakes. If you would like to point something out I may have missed or possibly (but not likely) got completely wrong, I would welcome such comments. Enjoy!

Ship Profile

Ship Name: ?

Ship Type: ?

Basic Crew Data

Crew Members/Compatriots with Known Bounties: 2
Former Total Bounty of Crew Members/Compatriots: 25,000,000 Belly
Number of Destinations Visited on Grand Line Route as a Crew: ?
Most Active Region: East Blue- Gecko Islands

Former Captain: Kuro of All Means

Bounty as Captain: 16,000,000 Belly

Age: ?
Birthday: ?
Height: ?
Sign: ?

History of Kuro

What makes a pirate captain the 'Captain'? Is it a greater desire to plunder riches than those they surround themselves with? The sadistic urge to pillage villages and leave a path of destruction? Or is it something different, something about an individual that draws people to them. Some indescribable force which unites all persons under the same flag? Perhaps that reason is different for each and every pirate captain, but for Captain Kuro, there is no doubt being 'Captain' was nothing more than a troublesome title.

Captain Kuro was feared as a pirate with enough tricks up his sleeve to accomplish any goal. This earned him the nickname 'Kuro of All Means'. Not only was he remarkably clever but his unique form of combat made him a lethal opponent and he was fully capable of taking down an entire ship of East Blue Marines by himself. So then why was it that he decided to quit being Captain of the Black Cat Pirate Crew? The scanty riches he received as a pirate were simply no consolation for the trouble of being incessantly dogged by the Marines, as many as three times a week!

Fed up with his position, Kuro devised a quick and perfect plan to receive his only two desires as a pirate, money and tranquility. As a pirate of course money was easy enough to find but to enjoy his stolen riches without being bothered by the Marines or bounty hunters as a pirate would be impossible. The only way to escape the bounty on his head would be either to turn himself in to the Marines, a move which mean his execution, or die at their hands in battle. So Kuro chose the only option, to kill himself. More specifically, his name. During a Marine assault Kuro took a single boat out to the enemy’s ship and by himself, laid waste to the entire crew. But Kuro was meticulous with his rampage leaving a single Marine barely alive with slashes throughout his body and a broken jaw. Utilizing the hypnotist skills of his First Mate Jango, Kuro made his Shipwright, Yainu Nugire, (a bloke who shared somewhat of a passing resemblance to the Captain), believe that he was actually Captain Kuro. The battered Marine was then hypnotized to believe he was the man that captured the faux Kuro and ordered to return with the prisoner and execute him. The orders were carried out and in sacrificing a member of his own crew, “Captain Kuro” as the world knew him died.

The events which immediately followed are uncertain but the Black Cat Pirate Crew was far from finished. Kuro handed the title of Captain to Jango and parted with the crew, but his scheming was just beginning. Kuro traveled to Syrup Village alone in a boat and wandered through the town to the vicinity of a mansion owned by the wealthiest member of the community. The mansion’s owner took in the supposedly battered and weary Kuro and was unfortunately sucked into believing the former pirate’s plethora of lies. He claimed to have been kicked off a ship for a small mishap which left him a wandering vagabond, naturally he also changed his name to Clahadour. Thanks to the gentleman’s naive kindness, ‘Clahadour’ was given the job of being his daughter Kaya’s butler. And so ‘Clahadour’ gained the trust of those around him as he spent his days ‘enjoying’ life with Kaya. However, Kaya’s carefree days of youth were shattered about two years after Clahadour’s appearance. Kaya’s parents both passed away leaving their fortune and mansion in her hands. This turn of events was unexpected for Kuro but all the more advantageous. Enlisting the aid of his former crew, Kuro began to bring his plan to light. Kaya, obviously grief-stricken from the loss of her parents, became ill and incapable of leaving the mansion. Kuro would use this excuse to have her fall victim to a certain pillaging by a certain pirate crew, the Black cat Pirates! But before having her killed, Captain Jango would hypnotize Kaya and have her leave the mansion and fortune to ‘Clahadour’ in her will. Thus Kuro would have his ultimate wishes for wealth and tranquility granted. A year after Kaya’s parents’ death the plan was set to go into action and the Black Cat Pirates were ready to raid the village. However, unfortunately for Kuro, on the very day before the scheme was to be unleashed, a few unexpected outsiders came to Syrup Village as well.

Notes on Kuro:

I've been very unsuccessful in coming up with an inspiration/origin for the name Clahadour. Even the official Viz spelling Klahadore has turned up no results. Nor does it help that Oda hasn't said much about the character's origin. He does appear to fit the role of the age-old 'evil butler' but beyond that I've found no reliable source that might have served as an inspiration for the character or his name.

Ever notice those swirly yellow designs on Kuro's jacket? According to Oda they are indeed supposed to look like piles of crap. A look at Kuro's jacket while he was the Black Cat Pirate's Captain shows no signs of any such design. What was the purpose? Perhaps to make him at first appear like a lowly, prudish and laughable side character or maybe it expresses the 'crap' he puts up with as Clahadour. Or perhaps Oda's just weird. I happen to think they're made to resemble pirate hooks but Kuro, being associated with cats, has piles of poo instead of the typical bulbous end of the hook.

Many of the pirates Luffy encounters show a certain quality that conflicts with what Luffy stands for. Kuro happens to exhibit two such traits. As mentioned above he doesn't care for the title 'Captain' and in that sense he doesn't care for the 'normal' pirate life or the reposibilities that come with being a leader. Furthermore, he has no respect for his crew. Many times through the battle with Luffy and company he threatened to kill his former crew if they failed in making his plan succeed. Near the end he even went so far as to unleash his berserker-like attack in the presence of the unfortunate pirates. Luffy declares that he will never become a man/pirate like Kuro who disregards his own companions but interestingly enough, Luffy did exactly that during the Whiskey Peak arc when he attacked Zoro intending to kill him. Well, we're not all perfect right? Besides, under any normal circumstances we all know Luffy is nowhere near being a Kuro....I hope.

The three children nicknamed Kuro 'Hitsuji Akutou'. If you directly translated that it would means 'Sheep Scoundrel'. The little pun in the naming is that in Japanese butler is pronounced 'shitsuji' which can be made very easily to sound like sheep or 'hitsuji'.

What Kuro lacks in number of named attacks he makes up for with a purely vicious fighting style that mainly involves the use of a special weapon the 'Cat's Paws'. The weapon is actually a pair of gloves that resemble cat paws with each toe connected to a long sword giving Kuro 10 swords to battle with. Ever since his first appearance in the comic Clahadour was known for raising his glasses in a rather unusual fashion with the palm of his hand. As Jango later reveals, that particular habit is so that he doesn't scar his face while wearing the paws. His continuation of this habit is proof that during his 3 years as Clahadour he never let his skills grow rusty. This raises a curious question, was Kuro responsible for the death of Kaya's parents? He clearly says he isn't to his own former First Mate but who knows whether to believe that or not.

Take a second look at the Marine which Kuro left alive and hypnotized three years ago. It's actually Marine Captain Morgan. Notice that Kuro is the one responsible for rearranging his jawbone.

Strength and Weaknesses

One of Captain Kuro's pet peeves is being called "Captain". He doesn't want anyone to know about his former life as a pirate. Even during battle being called by that name will upset him.

Clahadour has a complex for making his plans succeed. As his nickname indicates he will do almost anything to accomplish his goals. When his goals start to go awry he still manages to keep himself level-headed and composed quite well compared to many of the villains in One Piece.

Kuro has very swift moves but much of his power lies only in the durability of his weapons. In breaking one of Kuro's 'Cat's Paw' gloves Luffy halves Kuro's fighting ability and Kuro is forced to use a berserker-style move.

Kuro's greatest weakness is that if he cannot move about freely for his attacks, which involve dashing at high speeds, he is essentially 100% powerless.

Kuro Spoilers

Click this link and highlight the text to see Kuro Spoilers. If you haven't read the story you may not want to read these but nothing ground-breaking here.

Kuro's Special Attacks

Name of AttackTranslation Used Against Location in Manga Special Notes
Nuki Ashi
Stealthy Feet
Buchi and Siam, Black Cat Pirate Crew, Luffy
Vol.4 pg136 Vol.5 pg65
More than an attack, this is simply Kuro's ability to move around at extremely high speed rendering him not only invisible but also completely silent, just like a sneaking cat. Note that the name of the attack may be somewhat of a pun on the Japanese phrase 'Nuki ashi, sashi ashi, shinobi ashi' which could be localized as "Stealthy feet, swift feet, shinobi feet". It what some children might say while sneaking about. Simply by itself, 'Nuki Ashi' indicates 'Stealthy Steps'. I chose the attack name as Stealthy Feet because I just like how it sounds but please note translator stephen has chosen to use 'Silent Feet'. Using this he can supposedly kill 50 assassins.
Death Scoop
Black Cat Pirates, Luffy
Vol.5 pg65.
Signalled by an unusual swaggering from side to side, utilizing Stealthy Feet, Kuro enters a berserk state and attacks at will. His attacks are quite random in this state, some may be quite powerful and some may be just scratches. The name of this attack is perhaps a pun on a real 'shakushi' which is a ladle made from bamboo. 'Shaku' indicates ladle and the 'shi' (literally child) idicates that it is small. Here Oda has cleverly replaced the kanji for 'child' with 'death' hence Death Scoop. Further related to cats, there is a saying in Japanese: neko mo shakushi mo. Literally means, "Even cats and bamboo ladles." Since they are two very different objects, it indicates a wide variety and thus is close to the English phrase, "Everybody and his brother."

    Officially Listed Battles Fought

  1. Kuro VS Luffy [Chapters 36-40]

Yet to be Listed Conflicts

The last published One Piece guide (Grand Data File Blue) covered events through volume 24. The following are my opinion of battles that occurred post Volume 24. As soon as a list is published, I will alter this data to reflect what is officially acceptable.
  • None

Unlisted Conflicts

The requisites for some battles are questionable. It appears that if only one punch (or kick or whatever) is thrown, then it does not count as a battle (except in the very first bout listed). There are also different types of conflicts, (meaning other than throwing punches or kicks), which are not listed. These are my opinion and were not officially listed.
  • Kuro VS Usopp [Chapter 24]
  • Kuro VS Merry [Chapter 28]
  • Kuro VS Siam & Buchi[Chapter 33]
  • Kuro VS Piiman, Tamanegi & Ninjin [Chapter 35]
  • Kuro VS Marines [Chapter 37]
  • Kuro VS Black Cat Pirate Crew [Chapters 38 & 39]

Captain: 1, 2 Jango

Bounty: 9,000,000 Belly

Age: ?
Birthday: ?
Height: ?
Sign: ?

Known Data on Jango

When leaving the Black Cat Pirate Crew, Kuro made Jango, his First Mate, the new Captain of the crew. In many ways Jango is a far more interesting and detailed character than Kuro due to his genuinely 'funky' attitude and style.

There's no question that Jango is a ruthless pirate (if what Buchi and Siam said is true about pillaging for 3 years in Kuro's absence) but he seems to be a far better 'Captain' than Kuro ever was. His leadership, although easy-going is still sufficiently strong. He specializes in hypnotism and although his spells do work, they often tend to backfire and work on him as well if he isn't VERY careful.

The work of Jango and his crew was enlisted to assist in Kuro's plan for taking over Kaya's estate. His job was to hypnotize Kaya and force her to write her estate over to 'Clahadour' in her will before being killed. The Black Cat Pirates were also supposed to take a large cut of the estate for themselves. Exactly HOW Kuro contacted them is unknown but for approximately one week before the assault, the pirates were already anchored near Syrup Village.

Notes on Jango:

Anyone who has read my translated interview with Oda 'Teach Me!' should know that one of Oda's favorite movies are Westerns. Well it just so happens that there's a famous spaghetti western titled Django (silent 'D') directed by Sergio Corbucci. The role was played by then unknown Franco Nero who went on to play some impressive roles in English-language productions (remember, spaghetti western so basically everyone besides Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson are Italian). For lack of a huge budget the film created a number of highly influential scenes and images not the least of which was that of a lone Django dragging a coffin into village then pulling a Gatling Gun out of it and wasting a town-full of KKK members. Some of the scenes in this movie have even been given a nod in more recent films like Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino being one of Oda's favorite Directors). Another interesting 'coincidence' is that Django happens to be the name of a real-life Sinti Gypsy, Django Reinhardt. Although not the typical gypsy associated with fortune-telling (Roma) this particular ethnic group was known for being gifted musicians. Django himself was the first 'Gypsy Jazz' musician and started a movement which is still popular in the jazz world today. So why did I choose Jango as the spelling? Even though the evidence is overwhelming that Oda INTENDED it to be Django, that directly conflicts with Vol. 17 pg. 67 where we see his name written in English as "Jango". I try to base my info off of what is found only in the manga and to a lesser extent data books. To date Oda has only had one conflicting case of inconsistant English spellings within the manga which was the infamous "Sent/St. Briss/Blis" incident and I personally won't hold that against him.

Think we dissected Jango's name to death? We're just getting warmed up. From the very first time Jango appeared in the comic you couldn't hold your head up as a citizen of the modern world if it didn't hit you like a 2x4 to the nose that his walk and general outer appearance didn't SCREAM 'King of Pop' Michael Jackson. Even his oddly pale skin, gloves and sunken jaw seem like a nod to Jack-O. Another interesting link to 'Jackson' is that in the above mentioned film Django, the villain was a Major Jackson. Coincidence? Most likely, but who knows. Now check out that thing on Jango's chin. In Chapter 45's SBS Oda states that before Jango was a pirate he was a vagabond dancer but since business didn't go well all he did was sleep and never took a bath. Eventually a mushroom grew out of his chin while sleeping and later he tried to eat the mushroom cap. It tasted horrible but because of that he gained the ability to hypnotize people. So that striped part of his chin is a mushroom stalk. Go figure. Since Oda says so that's how it is but the design itself is probably inspired by the Egyptian beard, a sign of power even bestowed upon artwork which honored ruling females. The reason for such a feature? Ancient Egyptians revered cats more than any other ancient civilization. Suitable for a leader of the Black Cat Pirates eh?

After getting to know the guy, it's kind of hard to see Jango as a villain. Sure he has no qualms about killing anyone but he actually protects his promises and it's hard to hate someone as trippy and gullible as him. Usopp has labeled him as the "5th Most Easy To Fool" character in the series according to Blue: Grand Data File. This is because he usually ends up hypnotizing himself, (not to mention he believed Usopp had 100,000,000 followers).

Strengths and Weaknesses

As mentioned above, Jango has a tendency to hypnotize himself with his own spells. Rarely do his spells seem to work soley on his target(s). This results in Jango putting himself to sleep quite a bit. Jango can fully protect himself from his own spells if he lowers his hat over his eyes as he says, "Jango!", at the end of the spell. He simply forgets to do this quite often.

Jango's hypnotism, whether it backfires or not, has a huge weak point: Jango's subject must look at his chakram. As an enhancing technique for his crew obviously this is no problem since they WANT to look into it, however, a stubborn subject could very well be impervious to Jango's hypnotism by simply closing his or her eyes.

Although he's physically not much to look at and his crew do most of his fighting, Jango's hypnotic rings are actually razor sharp chakrams which he can throw with startling accuracy and force, enough to cut through trees.

Jango can Moonwalk. 'nuff said.

Jango Spoilers

Pretty cool stuff. If you haven't read up to Drum yet I wouldn't suggest reading these.

Jango's Special Attacks

Name of AttackTranslation Used Against Location in Manga Special Notes
Wa-n, Tsu- Jyango
One, Two Jango
Himself, Piiman, Tamanegi, Ninjin, Luffy, Black Cat Pirate Crew, Buchi, Yainu Nugire, Morgan
Vol.3 pg169 & 187 Vol.4 pg54, 77 & 85 Vol. 5 pg44
Having the target look at his swinging chakram, Jango states what he wants his subject to do and then counts down "1, 2 Jango". This attack has many forms and may be used to increase physical strength, put someone to sleep, make someone forget an event or believe they are actually someone else.

    Officially Listed Battles Fought

  1. None

Yet to be Listed Conflicts

The last published One Piece guide (Grand Data File Blue) covered events through volume 24. The following are my opinion of battles that occurred post Volume 24. As soon as a list is published, I will alter this data to reflect what is officially acceptable.
  • None Yet

Unlisted Conflicts

The requisites for some battles are questionable. It appears that if only one punch (or kick or whatever) is thrown, then it does not count as a battle (except in the very first bout listed). There are also different types of conflicts, (meaning other than throwing punches or kicks), which are not listed. These are my opinion and were not officially listed.
  • Jango VS Luffy [Chapters 26 & 30]
  • Jango VS Nami [Chapter 32]
  • Jango VS Usopp [Chapter 35 & 39]
  • Jango VS Kaya, Piiman, Ninjin & Tamanegi [Chapter 36-39]
  • Jango VS Fullbody [Chapter 143, 145-146]
  • Jango & Fullbody VS Tulip Pirates [Chapter 159, 161-162]
  • Jango & Fullbody VS Pirates [Chapter 214]
  • Jango & Fullbody VS Straw Hat Luffy Pirate Crew [Chapter 215]

Ship Watchmen, Nya-ban Brothers: Siam and Buchi

Bounties: ?

Ages: ?
Birthdays: ?
Heights: ?
Signs: ?

Known Data on Nya-ban Brothers

The Nya-ban Brothers are interesting because although they lack any hint of a backstory, Oda has loaded them with puns that range from their names to their physical features. These two so-called brothers are the Black Cat Pirate Crew's Ship Watchmen. The other crew members regard them as the strongest members and Jango uses them as a last resort to fight back against Zoro.

Siam's name is listed as 'Sham' in Red: Grand Data File, however, this is one of those instances where I am willing to make an exception and change the spelling based solely on the fact that it has not shown up in the actual story as such. In Japanese 'shamu' is indeed the shortening of the Siamese type of cat. Also note Siam's odd body structure. His lean and hunched body structure is similar to a Siamese cat.

Buchi's name is not a breed of cat, rather a coloring style. 'Buchi' indicates 'spotted' which the character clearly is.

Note that the two of them are actually wearing cat gear and are not freaks of nature like some later characters who resemble animals very closely. The claws are also just part of the gloves.

So what does Nya-ban mean? Although it doesn't mean anything by itself, 'nya nya' corresponds to 'meow meow' in America. Furthermore, a fairly popular name that owners call their cats in Japan is Ban. The most typical name is perhaps Tama, but since Nya-tama sounds somewhat odd to the Japanese ear, perhaps Oda went with Nya-ban. The possibility also exists that the name is a reference to another team in real life or another series. In Japanese comics or animation, speaking cats are known for adding "nya~" to their sentences or even modifying words with it. It is possible that the 'nya-' here is modifying some previous guard team but IF that is so, I've been unable to find any likely candidates.

Buchi's cape is actually a kotatsu-buton. This is a blanket which may be attached to a kotatsu, a little stove underneath a low-level table. During the winter in Japan, since many homes lack central heating, families gather around the table, turn on the stove and place their legs under the blanket. It's nice and warm but nothing compared to central heating. Anyway, the reason it encompasses Buchi's body is because Japanese house cats love sleeping under those warm blankets.

Buchi named his attack style "Byousatu". The kanji here are 'cat' and 'kill' so Cat Kill indicating a kill by a cat. Stephen has suggested this may be a pun on another writing of 'byousatsu' which basically is a 'sudden kill'.

Strengths and Weaknesses

This pair try to catch enemies off-guard by acting weak and timid but Siam's sticky fingers with Buchi's muscle quickly disarm and overwhelm an opponent.

The duo are a bit too cocky for their own good and rather than seeing their opponent's true potential, they try to use logic in order to determine whether they can take down a foe or not. Siam assumes that Kuro has gotten weak from three years of living simple while they've only gotten stronger but Kuro proves to them he's been doing anything but slacking off.

Neither is quite as effective without the other. Buchi is quite powerful but without any special tricks he makes an easy target. Speaking of which, his tough fat also serves as decent barrier against cutting attacks.

Nya-ban Brother Spoilers

Nothing to speak of really.

Siam's Special Attacks

Name of AttackTranslation Used Against Location in Manga Special Notes
Neko Baba
Dirty Thief
Vol.4 pg109.
Siam pilfers an enemy's item without them realizing it and denies the theft. This is actually a term for someone who takes an unclaimed item, say $20 laying on the ground in a park, and greedily keeps it for themselves. The origin of the word lies in Kansai where 'baba' is slang for 'shit'. Many of you reading probably already know that 'neko' means cat. So basically, cat crap.
Vol.4 pg114.
Siam can avoid a swipe attack because of his slinky, hunched torso. I chose to translate this to Hunchback since Oda did not use katakana in the name of the attack. Literally nekoze does mean a bent back but the kanji which make it up indicate 'cat stature'.

Buchi's Special Attacks

Name of AttackTranslation Used Against Location in Manga Special Notes
Kyatto za Funjyatta
The Cat Stomp
Vol.4 pg118, 181
Buchi takes a flying leap into the air and attempts to crush his victim by landing on them with his right foot. With Jango's hypnotism the strength of this move can increase greatly. Naming the move in English is tough. How Buchi says it would infer that the cat is being stomped on. I think maybe Oda intended the "the" to come first but I'm not certain. Either way, my translation is just as ambiguous. This attack may be related to a popular children's song in Japan that's taught to young piano players, "Neko Funjyatta" or "I Stepped on the Cat".

Nya-ban Brothers' Special Attacks

Name of AttackTranslation Used Against Location in Manga Special Notes
Nekoyanagi Daikoushin
Grand March of the Pussywillows
Vol.4 pg121
Buchi and Siam team up and attack a victim with their sharp claws. The name of this attack sounds ripe for being some kind of referrence but I've been unable to find any plausible extra meanings.

    Officially Listed Battles Fought

  1. Siam & Buchi VS Zoro[Chapter 32-36]

Yet to be Listed Conflicts

The last published One Piece guide (Grand Data File Blue) covered events through volume 24. The following are my opinion of battles that occurred post Volume 24. As soon as a list is published, I will alter this data to reflect what is officially acceptable.
  • None

Unlisted Conflicts

The requisites for some battles are questionable. It appears that if only one punch (or kick or whatever) is thrown, then it does not count as a battle (except in the very first bout listed). There are also different types of conflicts, (meaning other than throwing punches or kicks), which are not listed. These are my opinion and were not officially listed.
  • Siam & Buchi VS Captain Kuro [Chapter 30]

Other Crew Members

Yainu Nugire:

The Black Cat Pirate Crew's former Shipwright. He was selected by Kuro as a faux Captain Kuro to be executed by Marines. He bears only a slight resemblance to Kuro but it was enough to throw off the Marines.

Final Notes

Just a few things I think need addressing. I try to find as many hidden meanings or sources of inspiration for characters, attacks, scenes etc. but this time I've come up pretty dry for a few things. First of all there's the name Clahadour/Klahadore which I have found no signs of anywhere. Then there's the matter of the attack, Grand March of the Pussy Willows. It's an outrageous name. It has to come from something but my efforts thus far have been fruitless.

Finally there's Buchi's 'cape'. I remembered that this was some sort of gag since it is clearly not a cape but I cannot find the discussion on said accessory. I will keep searching and of course make updates as necessary.