Prince Bakari was the brother of Bomani and Akil. As the eldest of the three, Bakari felt that entitled him to the position of pharaoh. Bomani disagreed, the two went to war and they ended up killing each other. The conflict ultimately paved the way for Akil to become pharaoh and the story fell into legend.
In 1934, Sallah Mohammed Faisel el-Kahir and a member of the Adventure Society went in search of the brothers' buried pyramids. When his pyramid was disturbed, the angered Bakari's undead form rose as a mummy to fend off the Society intruder looking to take his crown.