History YMMV / CareBears

18th Mar '16 6:31:43 PM MagBas
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* IdiotPlot: As with many children's shows, the plots frequently revolve around characters making decisions that would defy common sense. It's more acceptable when it's the younger characters making these mistakes, but it's somewhat jarring when the more mature Bears, as well as the villains, act like idiots. Never mind, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever the Bears don't seem to physically age]], so all of them have been around for at least decades. So that means ''none of them'' have an [[JustifiedTrope excuse]] for their stupidity.

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* IdiotPlot: As with many children's shows, the plots frequently revolve around characters making decisions that would defy common sense. It's more acceptable when it's the younger characters making these mistakes, but it's somewhat jarring when the more mature Bears, as well as the villains, act like idiots. Never mind, [[WhoWantsToLiveForever the Bears don't seem to physically age]], age, so all of them have been around for at least decades. So that means ''none of them'' have an [[JustifiedTrope excuse]] for their stupidity.
6th Mar '16 4:12:28 PM Erin582
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** For some, the Care Bear Cousins over the actual Care Bears (in part because the Cousins all had distinct designs and personalities, whereas outside Grumpy Bear, all of the Care Bears were too similar)

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** For some, the Care Bear Cousins over the actual Care Bears (in part because the Cousins all had distinct designs and personalities, whereas outside Grumpy Bear, all of the Care Bears were too similar)similar.)


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** [[BreakoutVillain Beastly]] was pretty popular in his own right, given his goofy ButtMonkey status and not being [[MinionWithAnFInEvil nearly as bad as many of the other Care Bears villains.]]
24th Feb '16 11:48:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Towards the end of the first movie, the possessed Nicholas exhibits spiral eyes much like those of [[GurrenLagann Lord Genome]].

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** Towards the end of the first movie, the possessed Nicholas exhibits spiral eyes much like those of [[GurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Lord Genome]].
4th Feb '16 6:01:22 PM RAMChYLD
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* ReplacementScrappy: For older fans, [[{{Dojikko}} Oopsy Bear]], the chronically clumsy bear, who replaced both [[BornLucky Good Luck Bear]], while [[TheHero Tenderheart Bear]]'s role was usurped by Cheer Bear. Oopsy Bear was then dropped from ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', with Tenderheart Bear restored to a prominent role, but Good Luck Bear still a backgrounder. Additionally, Bedtime Bear who usurped Grumpy Bear's position in all 00s merchandise due to TCFC not wanting two blue bears. Grumpy Bear was restored in ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot'', with Bedtime reduced to a minor role and thought to be eliminated in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', though he eventually surfaced as a rarely-appearing character.

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* ReplacementScrappy: For older fans, [[{{Dojikko}} Oopsy Bear]], the chronically clumsy bear, who replaced both [[BornLucky Good Luck Bear]], while [[TheHero Tenderheart Bear]]'s role was usurped by Cheer Bear. Oopsy Bear was then dropped from ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', with Tenderheart Bear restored to a prominent role, but Good Luck Bear still a backgrounder. Additionally, Bedtime Bear who usurped Grumpy Bear's position in all 00s merchandise due to TCFC not wanting two blue bears. Grumpy Bear was restored in ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot'', with Bedtime reduced to a minor role and thought to be eliminated in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', though he eventually surfaced as a rarely-appearing character.
4th Feb '16 5:58:55 PM RAMChYLD
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* ReplacementScrappy: For older fans, [[{{Dojikko}} Oopsy Bear]], the chronically clumsy bear, who replaced both [[BornLucky Good Luck Bear]], while [[TheHero Tenderheart Bear]]'s role was usurped by Cheer Bear. Oopsy Bear was then dropped from ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', with Tenderheart Bear restored to a prominent role, but Good Luck Bear still a backgrounder. Additionally, Bedtime Bear who usurped Grumpy Bear's position in all 00s merchandise due to TPTB not wanting two blue bears. Grumpy Bear was restored in ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot'', with Bedtime reduced to a minor role and thought to be eliminated in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', though he eventually surfaced as a rarely-appearing character.
** Actually, Grumpy wasn't shelved between 2000 to 2007 - It was far worse than that: they actually spun Grumpy off to a line of apparels targeted towards goths! Thankfully, that line was ended when Grumpy was merged back to the main series.

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* ReplacementScrappy: For older fans, [[{{Dojikko}} Oopsy Bear]], the chronically clumsy bear, who replaced both [[BornLucky Good Luck Bear]], while [[TheHero Tenderheart Bear]]'s role was usurped by Cheer Bear. Oopsy Bear was then dropped from ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', with Tenderheart Bear restored to a prominent role, but Good Luck Bear still a backgrounder. Additionally, Bedtime Bear who usurped Grumpy Bear's position in all 00s merchandise due to TPTB TCFC not wanting two blue bears. Grumpy Bear was restored in ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot'', with Bedtime reduced to a minor role and thought to be eliminated in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', though he eventually surfaced as a rarely-appearing character.
** Actually, Grumpy wasn't shelved between 2000 to 2007 - It Instead he was far worse than that: they actually spun Grumpy off to into a clothes line that did poorly and did not receive any publicity or advertising due to the target audience of apparels targeted towards goths! the line. Thankfully, that line was ended when Grumpy was merged back to the main series.
14th Dec '15 8:15:57 AM Scabbard
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* {{Anvilicious}}:Due to being a kid's show, it has a good chunk of these.

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* {{Anvilicious}}:Due {{Anvilicious}}: Due to being a kid's show, it has a good chunk of these.
17th Nov '15 12:45:53 PM fruitstripegum
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* HarsherInHindsight: In ''The Care Bears and the Land Without Feelings'', there are some pretty slapsticky moments involving Professor Coldheart and his minions (such as them hanging in midair for a few moments while the Professor peals off in his car, and the classic bowling pins sound effect when he knocks them aside). This is pretty funny, until you realize that [[spoiler:his minions are kids like Kevin, and we don't realize this until Coldheart gives Kevin that drink and he's turned into one of them]]



* HarsherInHindsight: In ''The Care Bears and the Land Without Feelings'', there are some pretty slapsticky moments involving Professor Coldheart and his minions (such as them hanging in midair for a few moments while the Professor peals off in his car, and the classic bowling pins sound effect when he knocks them aside). This is pretty funny, until you realize that [[spoiler:his minions are kids like Kevin, and we don't realize this until Coldheart gives Kevin that drink and he's turned into one of them]]
31st Oct '15 2:23:18 PM Morgenthaler
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** TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland featured a [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Jafar]] {{Expy}} evil wizard as the BigBad, who tried to abduct Alice and had Tweedledee and Tweedledum working for him. Years later, OnceUponATimeInWonderland was made.

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** TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland featured a [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Jafar]] {{Expy}} evil wizard as the BigBad, who tried to abduct Alice and had Tweedledee and Tweedledum working for him. Years later, OnceUponATimeInWonderland was made.
18th Oct '15 5:22:01 PM Segal991
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* {{Anvilicious}}

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* {{Anvilicious}}{{Anvilicious}}:Due to being a kid's show, it has a good chunk of these.
6th Sep '15 8:43:02 AM luisedgarf
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** This is raised UpToEleven in the Mexican Spanish dubs of the films, when ''all the Bears and Cousins'' are addressed as males, despite most of them were voiced by [[CrossDressingVoices females]]. This is especially egregious in the first dub of the second film, when True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse are addressed as males, causing the accidental side effect of turning them into a [[HoYay gay couple]]. The second dubbed version fixes this oversight though, and the South American dubs of the rest of the franchise outright avoids this trope.
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