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Ogura
Japanese Name オーグラ, Ōgura
Hitpoints 5,10,15, or 20 but for his final form it usually takes 25 hits
Species Demon/eel
Family Puchi Ogura (children)
Affiliations Evil, Doppel
Fought at Densetsu no Starfy, Densetsu no Starfy 2, Densetsu no Starfy 3
Residence Possibly none as he's usually in a jar
First Appearance Densetsu no Starfy
Latest Appearance Densetsu no Starfy 3


Ogura, also known as Ohgura[1] is the main antagonist of the first three games of The Legendary Starfy series alongside Evil in Densetsu no Starfy 3. He serves under Evil, who Ogura calls his "personage". Evil first told Ogura about Pufftop a long time ago when he was young and asked him to conquer Pufftop.

History

Background

According to a flashback in Densetsu no Starfy 3 shown when Ogura is travelling through Misty Town towards Crushed Ice Alpine, he fought with a young Papa Star who defeated Ogura with the help of Old Man Lobber and presumably imprisoned him in the jar. The fog in Misty Town reminds him of the battle at the time.

Densetsu no Starfy

While carrying the jar, a crown and treasure in Pufftop, Papa Star's son Starfy accidentally released Ogura from his imprisonment in the mysterious jar. Just then, Ogura (whose name was still unknown to Starfy at this time) used his magical powers to create a terrible storm. Tornadoes then struck the Pufftop Palace. Starfy struggled to hang on, and eventually dropped into the ocean showing his Done For pose. Starfy fell straight into Lobber's Cave, located on a small island. Later in the story, Ogura banished the young prince into the Deep Sea.

Later, in Undersea Temple, Old Man Lobber asks Starfy if he can locate a legendary book called the Yogensho for him, which according to legend is said to be found in the temple. The first two times Starfy attempts to obtain the book, it disappears and he is blown away by the demonic eel. After Starfy defeats Doppel, Ogura leaves behind the jar and the Yogensho. In Sea of Sky, when Old Man Lobber begins to read the Yogensho it reveals Ogura's name. It prophesied correctly that a large storm would hit the sea and that a hero would have to defeat Ogura's minions one after the other.

After the final battle with Ogura, Starfy makes up for his mistake by imprisoning Ogura in the jar once again, although he accidentally trips and knocks 45 treasure chests into the ocean. When Moe chases him, Starfy knocks over the jar and releases Ogura once again. If Starfy imprisons Ogura without obtaining all the treasure, he will continue to make the mistake of knocking the jar into the ocean again until all 45 treasure chests have been obtained.

Densetsu no Starfy 2

In Densetsu no Starfy 2, Ogura created 10 children who, with their father's power, were able to escape the jar. Ogura then captured Mama Star and brought her to his lair. After defeating his children, Starfy would then defeat Ogura once again.

Densetsu no Starfy 3

In Densetsu no Starfy 3, Evil permanently destroyed the jar, leaving Ogura with no prison. Ogura would then return to Evil in a hurry, trying not to be late.

While flying past Misty Town, Ogura remembers losing to Papa Star. When Ogura arrives in Crushed Ice Alpine, he is hiding because Evil; whose name is first revealed at this time is angry, just like when Ogura lost to Papa Star. In a flashback, Evil says he'll give Ogura "one last chance" (presumably at conquering Pufftop).

Later, while flying past the Jungle, Ogura found several pots belonging to Burako and broke some of them because they reminded him of living in the dark jar which Ogura hated. When Ogura made it to Flamer Volcano, he blew away the Chibi-Sansho who were throwing rocks at him and reminded him of his deceased children — the Puchi Ogura.

In Gabun Ocean Trench, Taiblond reveals photographs that show Ogura headed through Old Castle, passing Undersea Ruins and Sea of Sky on the way. When Ogura arrives at Old Castle, Evil tells him off for being late. Ogura apologizes to Evil but Evil states that the conquest of Pufftop has failed entirely. He again gives Evil one last chance. Evil gives Ogura a "power up", and alters Ogura's appearance to make him stronger.

When Starfy, Starly and Moe reach Old Castle, they do not get to confront Evil and discover through the Pufftop Scholar that they require 42 Evil Crystals to truly defeat Evil. The Pufftop Scholar gives Starfy and others one of them, while all but one of the others is found at the end of past levels. Short of one Evil Crystal, in the final battle with Evil things look bad for Starfy, Starly and Moe until Ogura appears and spares the last Evil Crystal; the reason being that he did not want to lose his heart. Ogura (referred to as ボロボロのオーグラ改 (Altered Worn-Out Ogura)) dies to the grief of Starfy, Starly and Moe — it is revealed that he had sacrificed his life to save Starfy, Starly and Moe and defeat Evil.

Densetsu no Starfy (Yumiko Sudō) manga

Ogura makes an appearance, or is shown, or is mentioned many times in the Densetsu no Starfy manga illustrated by Yumiko Sudō.

Volume one

  • At the beginning of chapter one, Going to the Human World Fii!, Starfy has a dream where he had to save Old Man Lobber from Ogura, but after saving him, Starfy is attacked by a giant fish monster and wonders if he is going to die, until he wakes up.

Volume two

  • In chapter one, Ogura and the Showdown Fii!, Ogura attacks Pufftop Palace. Starfy decides to return to Pufftop after fighting enemies, but the crisis prevents a planned welcome home party for Starfy from taking place. Starfy tries to get Ogura back in the jar and he succeeds, but only after some trouble where he and Moe almost get stuck in the jar.
  • In chapter two, Out on a New Adventure Fii!, after Starfy disagrees to work as hard as the Pufftop Guards seem to work, Papa Star slaps him, making him feel angry. The next morning Mama Star says she agrees with Papa Star. Starfy, in frustration, seems to threaten to release Ogura from the jar. After Mama Star slaps Starfy, Starfy attacks Mama Star, and this causes her to fall and break the jar. Ogura kidnaps Mama Star after he is released from the jar. Despite being mad at Mama Star, Starfy is upset about Mama Star being kidnapped and doesn't hesitate to leave Pufftop to save her.
Starfy brings Moe with him, thus starting their new journey. Mama Star apparently attacks Ogura, leaving him injured with an 'X' on his right eye.
  • In chapter three, Nostalgic Reunion Fii! takes place after Mama Star was kidnapped by Ogura, though he is not actually seen in this chapter even though he appears in a thought bubble.
  • In chapter five, Get Mama Back Fii!, Starfy misses Mama Star after she was kidnapped by Ogura and is sitting down in sadness next to the ocean. After Starfy finds a bottle with a video tape inside, he plays it with a video player and it is revealed to be a message from Mama Star to Starfy, who informs him she is in Ogura Castle.
Later, after Starfy and Moe find it, they have to fight Mama Star after Ogura tells them she has been brainwashed. Starfy successfully traps Ogura in the jar. "To tell the peace", Starfy, Moe and Mama Star throw many bottles full of video tapes (video messages) into the sea, but Starfy worries that the jar may have been thrown into the sea with the video tapes.
  • In chapter seven, "Big Panic, the Jar is Broken Fii!", the people of Pufftop are celebrating the return of peace to their home, but Starfy accidentally smashes the jar into a table. The jar breaks and Ogura gets out of a hole from the jar, but he happens to be asleep. Starfy tries to fit Ogura back in the hole in the jar and seals up the hole with tape, but this doesn't work as the tape becomes undone and his tail sticks out of the jar again. After trying to hide Ogura from Papa Star and the Pufftop Guards, Starfy accidentally drops the jar from Pufftop Palace after spitting it out, pretending Ogura's tail is food to fool Papa Star. The jar then lands on a cloud.
An old man called Shuuri-jiisan tells Starfy and Moe that he is running a repair shop, and offers to repair the jar if Starfy and Moe bring him some cured clay. Shuuri-jiisan claims the clay is 'out of stock', and Starfy and Moe are forced to use a map to go through six highly dangerous areas to reach the clay. These areas include the Ocean of Sharks, the Magma Reservoir, the Sea Urchin's Nest, the Sharp Tunnel, the Waterfall Climb, and the Sludge Pond.
Navigating these areas leaves Starfy and Moe in a bad shape. After they obtain the clay, it is revealed that Shuuri-jiisan is Ogura in disguise.
As the other residents of Pufftop are still partying, Papa Star sees two 'shooting stars'. Papa Star starts to make a wish, but the guards tell him that it is actually Starfy and Moe chasing Ogura.
  • In chapter nine, "Meeting a Friendly Tree Fii!", while Starfy and Moe are sleeping in a tent in a forest they hear a loud noise and Starfy thinks it could be Ogura, but it happens to be a giant tree called Yugudorajii moaning in pain, because one of his branches is broken. Moe had broken one of his branches to use as a tent peg, but didn't want to say so.
After Starfy puts a bandage around the broken branch, Yugudorajii rewards him with fruit and tells him and Moe more about himself. He said that he attacks anyone that tries to cut his branches and said someone recently cut one of his branches while he was asleep. Moe nervously suggests that Ogura is responsible, and Yugudorajii says he knows Ogura and saw him go towards a mountain the day before.
Starfy and Moe climb the mountain, but they notice that a fire has started at the forest they left, and it is revealed to them that Ogura clearly started the fire because he is seen passing by with a torch. Starfy extinguishes the fire with a "water tornado" Star Spin, only for Starfy and Moe to find that Yugudorajii had already burned down. Starfy starts to cry, but a voice tells him not to cry. A small tree comes out of the ground where the branch tent peg was and introduces himself as Yugudorajii. The smaller Yugudorajii tells Starfy and Moe that branches planted in the soil can become new trees. Starfy cries with joy. Moe proudly tells them that he was one who planted the branch. The new Yugudorajii grows some fruit. Moe assumes it's a gift for him, but then Yugudorajii attacks him for breaking a branch off the bigger Yugudorajii.
  • In chapter ten, "Mines are Dangerous Fii!", Starfy and Moe are seen on the top of a mountain, searching for Ogura. When they try to find the source of the smell of some tasty food, they encounter Sir Hokwi and the Hokwi Group who want to take care of some land mines placed in the town by Ogura.
  • In chapter eleven, "The Sealed Jar and the Big Disturbance Fii!" (volume two's final chapter), a Pufftop Guard riding a flying star-shaped object called the Pufftop Vehicle introduces a longer version of the jar. Ogura comes over and knocks it out of Starfy's hand. Moe grabs the jar in anger and tries to stop Ogura from using it but Ogura takes the cork out of the jar and it sucks up Starfy and the Pufftop Vehicle.
Starfy is forced to escape from the jar using the Pufftop Vehicle, but is worried that everyone was defeated by Ogura, so he checks the places he has previously visited, only to find no one is there. When Starfy visits Pufftop as his last destination, he finds Ogura. Starfy wants to trap him inside a jar, but Ogura thinks he is a fool because Starfy has no jar, and knocks Starfy into the ocean with his tail towards some spikes. Ogura comments that he wishes he could "come back to life".
Starfy is saved by Moe by a rope that pulls him out of the jar. It turns out that he was pulled out of the jar by Moe, who winks at Starfy. Starfy is surprised to see that everyone he was looking for are there to cheer him on and they are all glad that he is safe.
Moe and the Pufftop Guard explain that both Ogura and Starfy were sucked up by the long jar and Mama Star explains that the world inside the jar is similar to Starfy's world, but without any living things, to which Starfy replies that he didn't know that at all. Starfy feels honored that everyone is there for him, including Old Man Lobber who Starfy is close to. He seems to have recovered from his memory loss in chapter three of volume two, Nostalgic Reunion Fii! and he also explains that news has come in that Ogura has died. Starfy starts to cry hysterically but says that it is 'good everyone is unharmed'.

Powers and abilities

Ogura's final form in Densetsu no Starfy.

Ogura can summon thunderstorms to rain down lightning bolts on all his victims. Ogura also has the ability to produce fire, twisters, bombs, icicles, black holes via his mouth among others, huge lasers, flaming meteors, wind, and even heal a bar of health when in peril. He has several transformations that he uses to fight his foes.

Gallery

Trivia

  • If one looks at Konk closely it can be noticed that he bears some resemblance to Ogura without the fire on his head and with a shell.
  • Ogura shares some traits with another Nintendo villain: Bowser. Both have kidnapped a royal character at one point, both have multiple children, and both are known to create magic in some way.
  • A lot of the time his text is only in katakana.
  • His final form looks similar to Evil.

Name origin

  • Possibly from 小暗い (ogurai), meaning dusky, dim or shady with a lengthened お (o).

References

  1. A romanization in the Densetsu no Starfy 3 Nintendo Official Guidebook, page 8. He is later mentioned in the English translation of The Legendary Starfy (the fifth game in the Legendary Starfy series) as Ogura, however.