Big Bucket, born Cato Dahlia, was a member of the Black Company recognizable by his wild hair. He was accused of theft and joined the Company to escape from the authorities of Opal. His friends were Sparkle, Red Rudy, and Candles. Bucket was also a father figure to Sleepy.

By Bleak Seasons, Big Bucket had become a "pretty fair sergeant". He survived the Siege of Dejagore and became a well-respected battalion commander in the army of Taglios. He followed Croaker through the Shadowgate onto the Plain of Glittering Stone. Many years later Sleepy led a rescue mission, but Big Bucket was dead, slain by a Shadow.