History YMMV / CareBears

4th Sep '17 7:11:01 PM Isaac_Heller
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* VillainDecay: Professor Coldheart was legitimately creepy in his debut appearance. In the next TV special, he's given a goofy sidekick and undertakes a standard supervillain plan to freeze the world rather than the disturbingly personal villainy from before. In the TV show, he decays further, being given a sillier, high-pitched voice and treated as more of a bumbling nuisance.



** Grumpy Bear.

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** Grumpy Bear.Bear, who is charged with helping grumpy kids with their problems and has done it so much that he's become grumpy himself.
8th Aug '17 8:55:33 PM saffronpanther
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** Beastly muses about how great being a king would be in "The Great Race". Cue ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', with his role as King of the Beastlies, complete with a golden crown.
23rd Jun '17 10:17:20 PM JMQwilleran
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* Some of the earliest books of the franchise seem to go out of the way to avoid referring to any of the bears by gender, instead using their names whenever possible and using "its" when a pronoun must be used. ''The Witch Down the Street'' is an odd example - it features Love-a-Lot Bear, Birthday Bear and Funshine Bear, yet Birthday Bear is the only one referred to using gender pronouns.

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* ** Some of the earliest books of the franchise seem to go out of the way to avoid referring to any of the bears by gender, instead using their names whenever possible and using "its" when a pronoun must be used. ''The Witch Down the Street'' is an odd example - it features Love-a-Lot Bear, Birthday Bear and Funshine Bear, yet Birthday Bear is the only one referred to using gender pronouns.
23rd Jun '17 10:16:31 PM JMQwilleran
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* Some of the earliest books of the franchise seem to go out of the way to avoid referring to any of the bears by gender, instead using their names whenever possible and using "its" when a pronoun must be used. ''The Witch Down the Street'' is an odd example - it features Love-a-Lot Bear, Birthday Bear and Funshine Bear, yet Birthday Bear is the only one referred to using gender pronouns.
23rd Jun '17 10:11:34 PM JMQwilleran
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** In the early book ''The Witch Down the Street'', when the girl who's the main character of the book, Melissa, meets Funshine Bear, who tells her that "Share the fun and you get twice as much; that's what I always say." Melissa quips "You must be a share bear." It wouldn't be long before a character named Share Bear would be added to the series.
17th Jun '17 6:49:59 PM thevisualboy37
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** In 1983, an album titled ''The Care Bears Adventures In Care-a-Lot'' was released. In 2007, a cartoon called ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'' premiered.


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** The album ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot'' (no relation to the show) has a pretty stupid plot as well, with the Bears apparently needing a boy to "believe" in them, and then making him fall asleep so he can "dream his way to Care-a-Lot". This never had to be done in any of the shows, specials, or movies.
31st May '17 9:57:27 PM Segal991
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Many fans have noticed that the CareBearStare is much more disturbing when viewed from the opposite side, as it essentially ''[[HeelFaceBrainwashing forces]]'' [[GettingSmilesPaintedOnYourSoul you to be]] [[StepfordSmiler happy and nice]]. And they don't just do it to villains either - at one point, they forced it on [[TheWoobie Grumpy Bear]], ''[[NightmareFuel even as he was begging them not to]]''. In that light, it almost seems like MindRape.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Many fans have noticed that the CareBearStare is much more disturbing when viewed from the opposite side, as it essentially ''[[HeelFaceBrainwashing forces]]'' [[GettingSmilesPaintedOnYourSoul [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul you to be]] [[StepfordSmiler happy and nice]]. And they don't just do it to villains either - at one point, they forced it on [[TheWoobie Grumpy Bear]], ''[[NightmareFuel even as he was begging them not to]]''. In that light, it almost seems like MindRape.
30th May '17 11:56:40 AM Angeldeb82
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*** The bears are similar only because most people collapse being nice into generic [[MartyStu love]]. Aside from explicit personalities like Grumpy or Secret, the bears are more unique when you realize that romance, friendship, enthusiasm, [[HaveAGayOldTime gaiety]], generosity, mediation, hope, and competition are unique traits.

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*** The bears are similar only because most people collapse being nice into generic [[MartyStu love]].love. Aside from explicit personalities like Grumpy or Secret, the bears are more unique when you realize that romance, friendship, enthusiasm, [[HaveAGayOldTime gaiety]], generosity, mediation, hope, and competition are unique traits.



* SweetDreamsFuel: The 2004 ''Meet the Care Bears'' CD. It's loaded with songs that are all of a very cheerful nature, especially the last song, "With a Great Big Care Bear Hug."

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* SweetDreamsFuel: SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel: The 2004 ''Meet the Care Bears'' CD. It's loaded with songs that are all of a very cheerful nature, especially the last song, "With a Great Big Care Bear Hug."



** Cozy Heart Penguin also has a varying gender. Thankfully, ''Care Bears And Cousins'' explicitly refers to her as female, but [[CrossdressingVoices she's voiced by a male in that series,]] definitely not helping her case.

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** Cozy Heart Penguin also has a varying gender. Thankfully, ''Care Bears And Cousins'' explicitly refers to her as female, but [[CrossdressingVoices [[CrossDressingVoices she's voiced by a male in that series,]] series]], definitely not helping her case.
10th May '17 9:32:44 PM Segal991
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Many fans have noticed that the [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Care Bear Stare]] is much more disturbing when viewed from the opposite side, as it essentially ''[[HeelFaceBrainwashing forces]]'' you to be [[StepfordSmiler happy and nice]]. And they don't just do it to villains either - at one point, they forced it on [[TheWoobie Grumpy Bear]], ''[[NightmareFuel even as he was begging them not to]]''. In that light, it almost seems like MindRape.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Many fans have noticed that the [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul Care Bear Stare]] CareBearStare is much more disturbing when viewed from the opposite side, as it essentially ''[[HeelFaceBrainwashing forces]]'' [[GettingSmilesPaintedOnYourSoul you to be be]] [[StepfordSmiler happy and nice]]. And they don't just do it to villains either - at one point, they forced it on [[TheWoobie Grumpy Bear]], ''[[NightmareFuel even as he was begging them not to]]''. In that light, it almost seems like MindRape.



* FashionVictimVillain: Dark Heart, lord of all evil, wears.... a red track suit.
** To be fair, he might be dressed like that in order to approach Christy.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Dark Heart, lord of all evil, wears.... a red track suit.
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suit. To be fair, he might be dressed like that in order to approach Christy.



* ReplacementScrappy: For older fans, [[CuteClumsyGirl Oopsy Bear]], the chronically clumsy bear, who replaced [[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, [[CuteClumsyGirl [[TheKlutz Oopsy Bear]], the chronically clumsy bear, who replaced [[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.



** Swift Heart Rabbit and Cozy Heart Penguin apparently run all over the place with this trope.

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** Swift Heart Rabbit and Rabbit's gender seems to vary. She's called the White Rabbit's niece at one point, but her tomboyish behavior suggests otherwise. In another episode, she is referred to as male.
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Cozy Heart Penguin apparently run all over the place with this trope.also has a varying gender. Thankfully, ''Care Bears And Cousins'' explicitly refers to her as female, but [[CrossdressingVoices she's voiced by a male in that series,]] definitely not helping her case.



** Grumpy Bear

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** Grumpy BearBear.
3rd May '17 12:07:05 AM Segal991
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* AccidentalInnuendo:
** "That's it, Playful Heart! We'll make them laugh so hard their grum''PINESS'' will disappear!"
** From the first movie, the scene near the beginning where Secret Bear is looking relaxed in a car while Friend Bear looks under the hood. [[https://www.memecenter.com/fun/2733121/care-bears-countdown It needs to be seen in order to be believed.]]
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