|Death||ran over by a cart|
|Relatives||An older twin brother|
Mrs. Evadne Cake's spirit guide. In the best traditions of these things he is a Red Indian, or the nearest Discworld equivalent to. Unfortunately, he was born to immigrant parents in Ankh-Morpork and has a depth of spirituality and pyschic wisdom equivalent to that of the average puddle. He frequently bemoans his fate in not having been born and lived on the wide-open plains of Howondaland as should have been his birthright. As Howondaland is elsewhere described as a steaming jungle, it is open to question how much he really knows.(Since publication of Reaper Man, the The Compleat Discworld Atlas has established the existance of a North American-themed area of the Disc called the Great Outdoors, which may be a far more plausible candidate for Bucket's ethnic origin.) Apparently he fought a long battle with white man's firewater which he lost when a cart ran over him while he was dead drunk. He suddenly became just dead, but still craves a drink: Mrs Cake sometimes obliges by sacrificing a whiskey so that its ghost persists for just long enough.
During the time of Reaper Man, he had to fight for a seat on the Astral Plane and discovered the ghost of a vase, wielded with enough applied poltergeist energy, went a long way towards gaining the respect of other discarnate spirits.
One-Man-Bucket will admit that in one respect he was far better off than his brother. In the naming convention of his tribe, he was named after the first thing his mother saw out of the tepee. His name is short for One-Man-Pouring-A-Bucket-Of-Water-Over-Two-Dogs.
His slightly older twin brother's name was conventionally shortened to Two-Dogs-. Who were emphatically not fighting at the time mother looked out of the tepee. He'd have given his right arm to have been called Two-Dogs-Fighting.
His name is no doubt in the Dancing with Wolves tradition. The Sioux Indians who feature in the film have a similar naming style.