| (パクラ, Pakura)
|Anime||Naruto Shippūden Episode #261|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga|
In the anime, Pakura's background is explained. Pakura, who used to be Maki's sensei before her death, was sent on a mission to stop Iwagakure's plans during their feud with Suna and successfully accomplished the mission and was hailed as a hero by the village. Some time later, Pakura was sent on another mission to Kirigakure, to act as an envoy, but she was betrayed and killed by the ambush they set. After her death, the Fourth Kazekage pinned the blame on Iwa for her death.
Pakura seems to have a moral code of sorts, shown when she was surprised that she was going to fight what she deemed "children". In the anime, it is shown that she is resentful towards both Suna and Kiri for the treachery that lead to her death. However, after seeing Maki and the resolve of Maki's comrades, Pakura decides to "give the children a chance to change the future" before her personality was wiped out again.
Pakura was a fairly tall kunoichi. She was fair-skinned with pupiless brown eyes. She had green hair that she tied in a bun on top of her head with a hair needle running through it and one short and long strands of hair with orange tips framing each side of her face. Her typical attire consists of a sleeveless, backless top and short tight pants, with two lapels on the front and the back. She wears an obi around her waist, as well as purple arm-warmers which extend up to her shoulders, and has bandages around her tights and ankles. Like all reincarnated shinobi, the only changes in Pakura's appearance were that grey sclerae.
Pakura was a renowned kunoichi whose skills earned her enough fame during her life that Kabuto chose to reincarnate her to fight for Akatsuki. In the anime, she was shown to be a highly perceptive fighter, able to see through most deceptions and react quickly. She was also a skilled close-range fighter, able to fight back a kenjutsu user like Omoi armed with a kunai.
She possesses a kekkei genkai known as Scorch Release. By combining two unknown chakra natures, she can create heat orbs that "mummify" her enemies, killing them seemingly by evaporating all the moisture in their bodies. Pakura displays this ability when using Scorch Release: Extremely Steaming Murder; combined with her incredible agility, she managed to kill many Allied Shinobi Forces members in a short amount of time. In the anime, she combined all of her heat orbs into a giant one which was strong enough to completely scorch a large portion of a forest.
Shinobi World War Arc
In preparation for the Fourth Shinobi World War, Pakura is reincarnated by Kabuto Yakushi to fight against the Allied Shinobi Forces, before being mobilised alongside Gari, Toroi, Haku and Zabuza Momochi.
Ambushed by the Surprise Attack Division, Pakura likely sustained damage due to the explosive tags carried by Sai's ink birds, though if she did, it would have healed quickly. Hesitant to attack what appears in her eyes to be just "children", Pakura is forced to storm the recently grounded opposition nonetheless, but is fortunately intercepted by a member of the Third Division. After Kabuto erases her consciousness, an unthinking Pakura launches into an assault with her Scorch Release: Extremely Steaming Murder technique, mummifying several shinobi in her wake. She and Gari are then used as mediums to summon the previous generation of the Seven Ninja Swordsmen of the Mist to overwhelm the enemy. Accomplishing this, both retreat to a safe distance to await further orders, as the swordsmen begin their concealed massacre.
In the anime, as dawn broke on the war's second day, Pakura had reappeared on the battlefield. Pakura locates the squad led by Monga and mummifies the shinobi. Pakura is surprised to see her grown student and explains she wants to "vent her frustration" on her manipulators and her betrayers. Pakura reveals her secret mission to Maki and that she was killed by the Kirigakure ninja in an act of treachery. Though a Kirigakure kunoichi by Maki's side explains her village turned over a new leaf and has changed for the better since new Mizukage, Pakura explains it still does not erase the village's past sins.
As the squad hides from her, Pakura incinerates the area to kill them. Pakura finds the shinobi and Maki tries to convince her teacher that they can change the future but her plea falls on deaf ears. Omoi and Zaji arrive to stop Pakura from killing the squad and fight her off until Gari participates in the fight. Seeing Maki's growth, Pakura has a change of heart and keeps Gari in place with her flame orbs, allowing her student's squad to run. Starting to feel at peace, Pakura's consciousness fades away as Kabuto eradicates hers and Gari's personalities once more.
However, by the time Kakashi Hatake and Might Guy departed for Naruto Uzumaki's location, Pakura had been sealed by the Third Division. Later, with the release of the Impure World Reincarnation technique, a light of sorts encased Pakura's sealed body as the technique was dispelled, and her soul was returned to the afterlife.
- Pakura shares her character design with a Sunagakure kunoichi who was abducted by Hiruko for use with his Chimera Technique during the events of Naruto Shippūden 3: Inheritors of the Will of Fire.
- A kunoichi from Sunagakure seen in Naruto: Shippūden episode 190 also resembles Pakura.