[[folder:The Original Care Bears]]

!! Tenderheart Bear
[[caption-width-right:150:"I have a feeling..."]]
The Care Bear's defacto leader and main mascot of the series throughout the 1980s. Tenderheart Bear is a redish-brown bear with a simple heart symbol.

* DemotedToExtra: One of the biggest complaints regarding the 2000s revival and especially ''Adventures in Care-A-Lot'' was that Tenderheart was demoted to pretty much an extra in that series. However, this didn't last long, because...
** AscendedExtra: He's back as the leader and major character in ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareAlot Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot]]''.
* FearlessFool: In ''Adventures In Care-A-Lot'' he has become this.
* TheHero: As the leader of the Bears, he has this trait.
* NiceGuy: A very good leader to the Bears.
* StandardizedLeader: In every incarmation except ''Adventures in Care-A-Lot'', where he's DemotedToExtra and is more of a LovableJock and FearlessFool.
* StraightMan: To just about all the Bears.
* SpiritedCompetitor: In ''Adventures in Care-A-Lot'', he and Funshine have a FriendlyRivalry, each trying to outdo the other with daredevil stunts.
* VerbalTic: In ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', he often begins sentences with "I have/had a feeling."

!! Birthday Bear

Golden yellow in color, his symbol is a cupcake. His metier is birthdays, or more generally celebrations.

* BigEater: Loves eating, particularly baked goods.
* LifeOfTheParty: Very much enjoys partying, ''especially'' birthdays!
* PutOnABus: Hardly shows up outside of the books, probably due to his narrow focus.

!! Cheer Bear
[[caption-width-right:150:"We'll make it rock, we'll make it pop, and the fun will never stop!"]]
The main female Care Bear, Cheer Bear replaced Tenderheart Bear as the main Care Bear in the 2000s. She's the pink bear with the rainbow symbol. She is extremely overenthusiastic in everything she does. In ''The Giving Festival Movie'', Cheer Bear became part of the official Care Team, along with Funshine Bear, Grumpy Bear and Share Bear.

* AscendedExtra: Became the leader of the Care Bears in ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot''.
* TheCheerleader: During the late '80s, of the "cute but brainless" type.
* TheChick: One of the more prominent female bears.
* DemotedToExtra: Was one of the most prominent Bears in the DIC cartoon, but when the Nelvada seasons began she had a much smaller role and didn't get as much to do. She got a larger role again in ''Adventures In Care-A-Lot'' as the leader of the Care Bears, but for ''Welcome to Care-A-Lot'' Tenderheart reclaimed the role and Cheer was demoted. She remained one of the major characters on the show, though.
* TheDitz: Occasionally, like in the late '80s and in ''Welcome To Care-A-Lot''.
* EightiesHair: She was given a pony-tail in the later seasons of the Nelvana animated series.
* GenkiGirl: Pretty much the only Care Bear who can match Funshine for sheer energy and optimism.
* RhymesOnADime: Will occasionally burst out in rhyming cheers.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: In the series Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she plays the role of Tomboy to Share Bear's Girly Girl.

!! Friend Bear

Light orange in color, her symbol is two entwined flowers. She embodies the spirit of friendship and is extremely outgoing.

* NiceGirl: A very sweet-natured friend to everyone.
* FriendToAllChildren: And everyone else, hence her name.
* ShipTease: With Secret Bear - she's the only one he actually hangs around with and talks to.
* VoiceForTheVoiceless: As she's pretty much the only one [[TheVoiceless Secret Bear]] will directly talk to (usually through whispers), she is usually the one who informs the others what he's saying.

!! Grumpy Bear
[[caption-width-right:150:"I'm not the cheeriest Care Bear in Care-a-Lot. Go figure."]]
Grumpy Bear is the embodiment of depression, cynicism, and general bad moods. He's the blue bear with the rain cloud symbol. He's fairly unique, in that he's the only Care Bear to represent a negative emotion (the idea being to teach kids that it's okay to be grumpy sometimes). He's perfectly aware he's trapped in a SugarBowl and is not happy about it. In ''The Giving Festival Movie'', Grumpy Bear became part of the official Care Team, along with Funshine Bear, Cheer Bear and Share Bear.

* BigEater: In ''Adventures in Wonderland''. "Now hold your tushy-tags, 'cause it's time I spoke, can't remember when I ate last... I'm fillin' up my belly with ice cream and jelly and toppin' it with pickled beets, mmm-hmm, toppin' it with pickled beets."
** In "When the Bear's Away..." on ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', when muffins are passed out, he somehow ends up with two. He also fantasizes about attending a cheese convention and throwing a party with lots of snacks. In the next episode, he mentions his schedule for a day as involving eating and napping.
** His sweetest dreams involve a cabinet that produces never-ending food.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: In Adventures in Care-a-Lot, he is the manly man to Oopsy Bear's Sensitive Guy.
* PutOnABus: Was infamously removed from all mainstream merchandise when the franchise was revived in the 00s. While many believed it was because Play Along didn't want two blue-colored bears and got rid of him in favor of Bed Time Bear, the truth is that he was actually [[SpinOff spun off]] into his own line... which for some reason only consists of clothing that appears to be targeting goths[[note]]Play-Along and American Greetings were smart enough to recognize Grumpy's popularity. Unfortunately, they were mistaken and thought his fanbase consists mostly of goths. And to keep it family-friendly, the line was almost never advertised (although one will notice how Grumpy Bear had his own entry at American Greetings' site for several items, ie Wallpaper, at the time- of which the wallpapers also carry the tacky dark goth-style color schemes).[[/note]]. Thankfully, [[TheBusCameBack the mess was straightened out in time for the Adventures in Care-A-Lot revamp]].
* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: Sometimes invoked this trope, but surprisingly not to the extremes seen in other 1980s kid's cartoons. Or, perhaps not so surprisingly, given that the idea of the character was to teach kids that it's okay to sometimes be grumpy. If he was always wrong, that would send the opposite message.
* DeadpanSnarker: One of his most prominent traits, and probably a major reason why he became such a popular character.
* GadgeteerGenius: Seems to be the most mechanically-inclined of the Care Bears. Invented a teleporter in the first movie.
* GrumpyBear: TropeNamer.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He grouches, grumbles, complains and isn't always the nicest of Bears. But he's still a Care Bear.
* OnlySaneMan: A bit more down-to-earth compared to others who are comically optimistic.
* PersonalRaincloud: In ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', he can use his belly badge to generate one and often does.
* ShipTease: Ironically, with [[OppositesAttract Cheer Bear]] in the DiC version.

!! Funshine Bear
[[caption-width-right:150:"Whoa! Shine on!"]]
Used to be a girl, was reinvented as a boy for the 2000 revival. S/He is basically Grumpy Bear's polar opposite, having a positive attitude regardless of anything. Sometimes has difficulty reigning in his/her sense of humor. S/He is the yellow bear with the sun symbol. In the male persona, he's also sort of the embodiment of outdoor sports. In ''The Giving Festival Movie'', Funshine Bear became part of the official Care Team, along with Cheer Bear, Grumpy Bear and Share Bear. The CD ''Meet the Care Bears'' indicated that he was a master of mimicking sounds, but this was never really mentioned outside of this album.

* NiceGuy: Has a sunny, affable personality.
* GenkiGirl / {{Keet}}: Became the latter as of the 200's, but still as energetic as always.
* ThePollyanna: Even by the ''standards of the Care Bears.'' Most notable in the Star Comics series; in issue #3 a duo of villains are exposing the Forest of Feelings to a depression ray that turns everyone and everything blue and depressed. Cousins and Bears alike, as well as the Forest itself, lose all their energy and are too depressed to gather the strength to fight back. Funshine, however, is totally immune; even though the villains go so far to kidnap him and repeatedly expose him to the ray, he keeps joking and laughing and suggesting fun games to play until they admit defeat.
* ThePrankster: Not in every incarnation, but sometimes. The movie ''Journey to Joke-A-Lot" heavily features Funshine's fondness for pranks. He even sings a song about it, called "Al I Wanna Do Is Make Them Laugh."
* SpiritedCompetitor: When he's male.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: Funshine is an optimistic bear, this is basically his credo to do this when the chips are down.

!! Love-A-Lot Bear
The embodiment of Love, Love-A-Lot is the pink bear with the double heart symbol.

* TheCyrano: Plays this to many of her friends when the time comes.
* NiceGirl: Loving, sweet, and friendly.
* LoveFreak: It's even in her name. What did you expect from somebody named ''Love''-A-Lot?
* ShipperOnDeck: Due to being a LoveFreak, she assumes this with a lot of people.
* ShipTease: With Champ Bear, occasionally. This was taken UpToEleven in the British version of the comic.

!! Good Luck Bear
The Care Bear embodiment of good luck. The green bear with the shamrock symbol.

* BornLucky: Duh.
* DemotedToExtra: Never really vanished from the series, but became more or less a background character after the introcuction of Oopsy, the ''bad luck bear''. Even after Oopsy was [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome Brother Chucked]], Good Luck remained a minor character.
* {{Oireland}}: In the early cartoon series...
** OohMeAccentsSlipping: ...at least ''supposedly.''
* WindsOfDestinyChange: Can give others good luck when they need it.

!! Wish Bear
A Care Bear whose duty it is to make people's wishes come true. She's the mint-colored bear with the shooting star symbol.

* BenevolentGenie: Desires to be this.
* DemotedToExtra: She got a ''Big Wish Movie'' all about her and then suffered a near-disappearance in ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot''.
* MakeAWish: Her main shtick.
* ShrinkingViolet: Quite shy at times.
* UnwantedAssistance: Doesn't always help.

!! Bedtime Bear
The embodiment of dreams and sleep. Bedtime Bear is the blue bear with the crescent moon symbol. Spends his days asleep, but at night, or when forced to wake up by a pressing situation, he demonstrates impressive competence. In the later series (''Adventures'' and ''Welcome''), he is a sort of overseer of sleep and dreams.

* BrilliantButLazy: Sleeps a lot, but he is pretty competent when he is awake.
* BerserkButton: Being woken up. Also, See BewareTheNiceOnes
* BewareTheNiceOnes: According to Tenderheart, you should NEVER wake him up at daytime, or he will get grouchier than Grumpy Bear, which is very hard to believe for most people.
* DemotedToExtra: After all but replacing Grumpy in the early 2000s, he's either completely absent from ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', or at best in the background. He was seen in "Lazy Susan" and in "Over Bearing," he was seen acting as an overseer of Bedtime and visiting Wonderheart Bear just before she went to bed.
* LazyBum: Bedtime is quite snoozy, due to being the embodiment of sleep.
* LetsGetDangerous: When awake.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: He loves his naps.

[[folder:Later Additions (1980s)]]

!! Champ Bear
A bear who was the embodiment of athletics and competition. He used to be tan with a plain heart symbol, but was later revamped into blue with a trophy symbol. He started out as an enthusiastic sports star, but was later re-purposed into more or less the Care Bear version of an asshole gym teacher. What little has been seen of him in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' seems to re-cast him in the former role, though he also shares it with Funshine Bear, thus the minimal use of his character.

* TheAce: Great at sports.
* {{Flanderization}}: Was at first a nice bear with a love for athletics before becoming a bear version of a mean gym teacher.
* JerkJock: Was flanderized into this later on.
* LovableJock: At least until he became a JerkJock.
* SternTeacher: When he became a JerkJock.
* TrainingMontage: Used semi-frequently.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Champ became a total jerk later on when {{Flanderization}} got him.
* VerbalTic: In the Nelvana series, he's prone to calling everyone "sports fans," making him sound a little like a sports announcer.

!! Share Bear
[[caption-width-right:150:"Sharing feels so good! You're gonna wanna spread it around the neighborhood!"]]
This Care Bear helps all of her friends to see the importance of sharing with and caring for others. Her tummy symbol originally had a milkshake with two straws, but it became two lollipops in 2002 because they didn't want kids sharing germs.

* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: She was used in most of the PSA's in some episodes "The Care Bears share a lesson in caring!"
* NiceGirl: Share is very selfless (well, most of the time).
* GreenEyedMonster: She sometimes exhibits this issue in both ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot'' and ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot''.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ironically, this was a notable trait of hers in ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot'' and to a lesser extent in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot''. Apparently she's better at getting others to share things with ''her'' than she is at sharing with ''them.''
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: In ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', with a specialization in birds. Apparently it's a belly badge power.
* TastesLikeFriendship: Starts many a friendship like this. She does specialize in baking, too.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: In the series Adventures in Care-a-Lot, she plays the role of Girly Girl to Cheer Bear's Tomboy.

!! Secret Bear

Used to be a boy, but changed to a girl in later revivals. He is the only Care Bear that never speaks (at least not out loud), keeping everything to himself. If he has anything to say, he will either mime it or at most, whisper it in another bearís ear. He is usually seen hanging out with Friend Bear, and she is the bear he mostly verbally communicates with through his whispering. He was originally orange and his symbol being a heart-shaped lock, but in revivals, he became a she, her fur color changed to hot pink and she can now openly talk.

* BigYes: Does this at the end of the movie.
* CuteMute: Never really says much, besides just whispering.
* {{Pantomime}}: How he communicates, which can only be understood by Friend Bear.
* SilentPartner: To Friend Bear.
* TheVoiceless: He NEVER says a word, he normally communicates with body language or just whispering.
* SuddenlyVoiced: At the end of the movie, he lets out of a loud [[BigYes YEAH!]]
* TheseTwoGuys: Usually seen with Friend Bear.
* VerbalTic: In ''Welcome To Care-a-Lot'', she usually whispers when she talks.

!! Baby Hugs and Tugs
Toddler Care Bears - one is a pink girl with the star peeking out of a heart symbol, the other is a blue boy with a star carried in a blanket ala a stork baby. They either act exactly alike, or stereotypically according with their genders. In ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', they are members of the "[[ScoutOut Cub Bouts]]" group and already have their belly badge powers, much to the dismay of Wonderheart Bear, who is older than them. Additionally, their belly badges were changed as follows - Tugs's is now a red heart inside a yellow star, while Hugs has a yellow star inside a pink heart.

* BrattyHalfPint: Tugs, occasionally.
* KidAppealCharacter: In a series ''already'' aimed at very young children.
* LittleJimmy: The most they contribute to the series is to be told stories to and learn lessons from them.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Hugs is the Pink Girl to Tugs' Blue Boy.
* SingleMindedTwins / PolarOppositeTwins: Ping-ponged back and forth on this, often.
* TagalongKid: The youngest of the Bears and they like hanging with them on missions(whether they help or not).

!! Grams Bear
The matriarch of the Care Bears, a wise old lady who usually takes care of Hugs and Tugs. She's the blue-grey bear with the rose symbol. In ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'', she resurfaces to help Wonderheart draw out her belly badge power and it's revealed that she once did the same for Tenderheart.

* ApronMatron: Grams deeply cares for the other bears.
* CoolOldLady: She's a grandmotherly figure to all of the bears.
* MamaBear: Most prominent in the comics, but she has definite traits of it in the cartoon as well.
* NeverMessWithGranny: In one comic story, No Heart even flat-out admits that Grams is probably the most dangerous of the Care Bears, because her magic is the oldest and most powerful.
* NiceGirl: A grandmotherly, kind bear.

!! True Heart Bear
Debuting in the second Movie, she was the caretaker of the young care bears and brought them to the Kingdom of Caring. In Adventures In Care A Lot, she's a reporter.

* MamaBear: Protective of the Bears and Cousins. Bonus points for actually being a bear.
* TeamMom: Was the first Care Bear and was the one who found the Bears and Cousins with Noble Heart, so she acts as a motherly figure to them all.

!! Perfect and Polite Panda

Perfect (Male, star medal symbol) and Polite (Female, rose symbol) are twins who were separated from the others as babies during an attack by Noheart. Discovered by coincidence in an isolated valley, they rejoined their brethren...but this turned out to be a terrible idea.

* TheDividual: Twindividual variety. Not ''quite'' SingleMindedTwins.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: They are twins, and stereotypically like doing this to each other.
* FisherKing: Their presence keeps their home idyllic and safe from the perpetual snowstorms around it.
* FishOutOfWater: In Care-a-Lot, largely due to inexperience.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Averted in the redesign, which makes Polite purple.
* InformedAbility: Perfect is evidently a skilled artist.
* {{Mukokuseki}}: Not the pandas themselves, but the villagers within the valley.
* PowerIncontinence: Not long after rejoining the group, they figure out they cannot control their Belly Badges.
* {{Protectorate}}: The valley.
* RhymesOnADime: They talk this way frequently, along with FinishingEachOthersSentences.
* TheShangriLa: The valley.
* ShipTease: Polite and Good Luck Bear

[[folder:Later Additions (2000s)]]

!!Too Loud Bear, Messy Bear and Me Bear
This trio was seen only in ''Big Wish Movie''. They decided to move into Care-a-Lot after Wish Bear wished for some friends to show up who liked wishing as much as she does. They abused the power of the wishing star Twinkers and generally made a mess of things, but redeemed themselves in the end. Messy Bear even agreed to become Neat Bear.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: This group had the twin horrors of not only never being seen again, but also having a grand total of ''zero'' merchandise releases associated with them. This was most likely because almost immediately after this movie, the franchise was reimagined as ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot'' and the powers-that-be who were working on that decided these characters had no place there.

!! Oopsy Bear
The unluckiest Care Bear in history -- not only is he the only Bear who lacks a tummy symbol (or "belly badge") and displays no magical powers at all, but he's also a walking disaster who can't walk three steps without falling down or accidentally breaking something. He's a light green bear with no tummy symbol, though he sometimes draws different (useless) tummy symbols on himself in magic marker, the most common of these being a shooting star with a small heart to the left of it. (And this is the one that always appears on him in merchandise releases.). It should be noted that many long-time fans of the franchise hate him as they believed that he was intended to replace Good Luck Bear, who is now pretty much a background character. However, he does have a sizable following, as indicated by a petition to bring him back for ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot''.
* ButtMonkey: Though even he can't reach Grumpy Bear's level.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Completely eliminated as of the CGI ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' series, to the delight of many and the disappointment of some.
* {{Determinator}}: Well, he is persistent, you have to give him that.
* IronButtMonkey: in the episode ''Harmony Unplugged'', True Heart notes his ability to "fall over and over and over and over without hurting himself".
* TheKlutz: It says something that his name ''and'' his {{Catchphrase}} is "Oopsy."
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He play the role of Sensitive Guy to Grumpy Bear's Manly Man.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Often becomes this with Wingnut.
* UnwantedAssistance: The InUniverse epitome of this trope -- Usually, but not exclusively, to Grumpy Bear.

A robot who used to work for Grizzle. He was taken in by the Care Bears and turned [[HeelFaceTurn turned to good]]. His look was upgraded for the ''Giving Festival Movie''. He has been made an honorary Care Bear.

* ArtificialIntelligence: Wingnut is a robot, and is sentient.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Like Oopsy, completely eliminated as of the CGI ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' series.
* EasilyDetachableRobotParts: Can take his limbs off at will.
* EmergenctHuman: New to being part of the Care Bears gang.
* RobotBuddy: Towards most of the bears, particularly Oopsy.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Oopsy.
* TheUnintelligible: Speaks mainly in whirrs and beeps, though Oopsy seems to understand him.

!!Wonderheart Bear
[[caption-width-right:150:"Care hug!"]]
A new female child character introduced in the CGI ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' series. She is described as artistic, curious and adventurous and lives with her uncle, Tenderheart Bear. Her belly badge is a set of hearts within hearts - light pink, yellow and dark pink, but she doesn't know it exactly what it does, other than that it seems to have some sort of star / light beam effect. At first, she seemed to be a replacement for Tugs, of sorts, but without the accompanying Hugs, but it was later revealed that Hugs & Tugs are part of this series as well. She is sometimes referred to by the nickname "Little Wonder."

* CheerfulChild: Has quite an upbeat attitude.
* CompanionCube: A stuffed bunny named Floppy Bunny.
* ConstantlyCurious: She asks a lot of questions, usually about Belly Badges.
* CuddleBug: Has a tendency to declare "Care Hug!" and then give one. One of the most popular toys associated with the ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' series is a plush version of her that dances and sings a snippet of the song "Care Hugs," the full version of which is available on [=YouTube=].
* DeadpanSnarker: Can be at times. After losing "Mossy Bunny" in "In a Flash," she comments "He didn't have much of a personality anyway."
* KidAppealCharacter: She exists mostly to appeal to younger people.
* {{Nephewism}}: No parents are ever even mentioned.
* NotNowKiddo: Gets this from time to time.
* TagalongKid: The second youngest of the bears besides Hugs and Tugs.
* VerbalTic: Often begins sentences with "I wonder..."

!!Great Giving Bear
A bright red bear introduced in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' who loves presents and is said to be very kind. His belly badge is a heart inside a gift box. He delivers presents on Great Giving Day.

* SantaClaus: He's the Care-a-Lot equivalent of this, more or less.

[[folder:The Care Bear Cousins]]
!! All cousins
* PutOnABus: The cousins were shelved by the time the early 90s rolled around, ''those that weren't were converted into bears''. There was an attempt to bring them back circa 2003-2005 with plushes going back into production (both by Play Along themselves and by third parties like Nanco) and was either sold in several stores- notably Hot Topic- as exclusives, or given away as carnival prizes, but received no advertising whatsoever. Then the plan was aborted midway in favor of redesigning all the bears for the 2005 [=AiCaL=] relaunch. These early 2000s cousins plushes are now collectors' items. A handful of the cousins finally returned in the 2015 Creator/{{Netflix}} exclusive spinoff ''Care Bears and Cousins''.

!! Braveheart Lion
The brave leader of the Care Bear Cousins who embodies courage. He's the brown lion with the crowned heart symbol.

* BoisterousBruiser: Speaks with a loud sort of voice, and tough to match.
* TheBusCameBack: One of the four cousins to step off the bus in ''Care Bears and Cousins''.
* CatchPhrase: "CHAAAAARGE!!!"
* FakeUltimateHero: Some episodes show he is not the big hero he believes he is, and.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Egotistical, but quite caring towards his fellow Cousins and Bears.
* LeeroyJenkins: Runs into danger at the drop of a hat.
* NoIndoorVoice: He is quite the BoisterousBruiser.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Prideful about how courageous he is.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: Hogs the spotlight a lot, though TropesAreNotBad, it is proven in a usually positive light.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Had a fear of the dark for all of one episode. He dealt with it by episode's end.

!! Brightheart Raccoon
The most intelligent of all of the Care Bears or Cousins who embodies intelligence. He's a wacky inventor. He's the purple raccoon with the lightbulb symbol.

* BunglingInventor: His inventions have a tendency to malfunction.
* TheBusCameBack: One of the four cousins to step off the bus in ''Care Bears and Cousins''.
* GadgeteerGenius: Makes robots, machines or anything of the sort.
* RobotBuddy: He built one of these to be his sidekick.
* TheSmartGuy: Brightheart has a bright, intelligent personality and enjoys building robots.

!! Cozy Heart Penguin
Cozy Heart Penguin is the purple penguin with the heart and wool cap symbol who embodies warmth.

* TheBusCameBack: One of the four cousins to step off the bus in ''Care Bears and Cousins''.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Obviously.
* IntelligibleUnintelligible: In ''Care Bears And Cousins'' she only speaks in birdlike noises, but most of the characters still understand what she's saying.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Even compared to the other characters in the franchise. She's a penguin crossed with a Care Bear, for crying out loud!
* TheVoiceless: As of ''Care Bears And Cousins'', she only does trilling noises to speak.

!! Loyal Heart Dog
A blue dog with a white patch over his eye. A loyal friend, and one of the more "proper" members of the cast.

* DogsAreDumb: Averted -- he's quite intelligent. Pretended to play the trope straight in one comic story, though.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Male Mutt to Proud Heart's Female Feline.
* NiceGuy: He is loyal to all of his pals.
* TheVoiceless: In the Nelvana series; he's the only one of the Cousins who ''never'' speaks. He speaks in both the DIC series and the comics, though.
* UndyingLoyalty: Which was why he was called Loyal Heart.

!! Lotsa Heart Elephant
A pink elephant who embodies persistence. She's the pink elephant with the 2-ton weight symbol. She is ridiculously strong and heavy, but sees herself as a dainty young girl, which causes a lot of accidental property damage.

* TheBigGuy: Biggest one of the Bears and Cousins.
* TheBusCameBack: One of the four cousins to step off the bus in ''Care Bears and Cousins''.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "And that's the truth!"
* CuteClumsyGirl: See DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Accidentally causes damage when attempting to help.
* ExpressiveEars: In ''Care Bears & Cousins'', Lottie's elephant ears fold inwards towards her head when she's upset or bashful about something. If happy or excited, they expand all the way out or even perk back a bit.
* NiceGirl: Gentle, big-hearted, and good-natured.
* GentleGiant: Biggest of the Bears or Cousins, and is extremely kind.
* HugeSchoolgirl: See GentleGiant.
* UnwantedAssistance: Of the "Oh dear god, she's running at me to help me!" type.

!! Playful Heart Monkey
A yellow monkey with a heart with a party horn inside it for a chest symbol. A wild and boisterous party animal.

* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Being part of the Care Bear family will grant you this status.
* ThePrankster: Very fond of pranks and practical jokes.
* TheHyena: And according to Bravheart, he laughs at almost everything.
* {{Keet}}: And how.

!! Proud Heart Cat
The proud, confident, purring cast member. Her tummy symbol is a curved pink star with a heart inside it, and she is shown as either orange or turquoise in color.

* TheChewToy: In the episodes she has a major role in, she is often being the victim of Playful Heart's tricks.
* CoolCat
* CatsAreSnarkers: At least in the Nelvana series, while in the DIC series and some of the Direct To Video adaptations of the 80s books she's more kinder and sweet.
* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: With Loyal Heart.
* NeatFreak: Very much about keeping things neat and tidy, particularly herself.
* VerbalTic: In the DIC series, she ends almost every sentence with a cat-like chirp, meow or high-pitched "Prrrrr."

!! Treat Heart Pig
The big-eating yellow pig with an ice cream cone for a symbol.

* BigEater

!! Gentle Heart Lamb
A timid mint-coloured lamb with a lace-covered heart logo.

* GirlyGirl
* ShrinkingViolet: Has tendencies towards this.

!! Swift Heart Rabbit
A blue rabbit who embodies... uh... running very fast, and whose symbol is a heart with wings. Like Cozy Heart Penguin, his/her gender varies, though ''most'' often s/he is referred to as male.
%%* GenkiGirl / {{Keet}}
%%* FragileSpeedster: But usually so fast that the "fragile" part ends up not mattering much.
%%* MotorMouth: Sometimes, at least when the writers remember.
%%* SuperSpeed: Most thoroughly demonstrated in the first movie, but notable other times too.

!! Noble Heart Horse
A purple horse introduced in the second movie. He is the overseer of the Forest of Feelings and True Heart Bear's partner bringing the Care Bears and Care Bear cousins to the Kingdom of Caring, when they were newborn cubs.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Along with Treat Heart, was not part of the 2003 relaunch of the toyline and has not been seen in any official material since then.
* CoolHorse
* PapaWolf
* RealMenWearPink: He's a purple pony!
* TeamDad


!!Professor Cold Heart
Appearing in the 1980s series, and the first villain that the Care Bears faced. A blue-skinned, white-haired MadScientist obsessed with literally and emotionally freezing the rest of the world over. He and his bumbling assistant Frostbite have been quietly removed from continuity, since they were Creator/{{DiC}}-original characters and, when Creator/{{Nelvana}} took the rights, they couldn't take the Professor.

* AnIcePerson: He's been described as "a kindergartener's [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Mister Freeze]]".
* ComplexityAddiction: Well, manipulation addiction at least. Professor Cold Heart indulged in his ManipulativeBastard tendencies at just about any given occasion, whether or not it actually furthered his scheme. Particularly blatant in "Wedding Bells", where his plan mostly failed because he had manipulated his own ally into playing her part, when telling the truth would probably have served just as well.
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: While he occasionally mentions a desire for power and domination, most of his plans seem to involve hurting people ForTheEvulz.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: His obvious motif.
* KickTheDog: Perhaps more so than any other villain in the franchise. His ''first'' appearance had him luring runaway children and then mutating them into pathetic, voiceless creatures he kept as his slaves (with creepy pedophilia undertones). His second appearance had him using a device to have every child in town frozen solid (and he took some time away from that plot to kidnap the Care Bear cubs, ''encase them in ice'', and then ''kick them'' while [[VillainSong singing about his plot]]). Later appearances had him keep it up - draining abducted children of energy to power a weapon, torturing a little girl by freezing her arm...
* {{Leitmotif}}: His plans going into action were often accompanied with the music from his [[IAmSong "I Am" Song]].
* MadScientist: Many of his inventions looked like something straight our of Creator/DrSeuss, but that didn't make them any less dangerous.
* ManipulativeBastard: Perhaps moreso than any other villain in the franchise. Professor Cold Heart's plans always involved ''some'' degree of manipulation, whether aimed at the Care Bears or the children they were trying to protect.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Pretty much started the trend of this in the 1980s Care Bears cartoon. The very first villain the Care Bears ever face is an ice-obsessed MadScientist who seduces kids into coming to his castle, where he transforms them into his helpless slaves -- all with disturbingly pedophile-like undertones.
* WouldHurtAChild: Taken to disturbing levels at times.

!!No Heart

The primary villain of the 1980s tv show, a malevolent sorcerer who sought to extinguish positive feelings and to defeat the Care Bears in pursuit of this goal. Without a doubt the scariest bad guy on the show.

* BadBoss: His standard punishment for Beastly's inevitable foul-ups is blasting him with electric bolts of magic.
* BigOlEyebrows
* CartoonishSupervillainy
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: He just wants to snuff out love, care, hope and all other positive emotions.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood
* EvilLaugh
* EvilSorcerer
* TheFaceless: All we ever see of his face are his red eyes.
* TheHeartless
* HumanoidAbomination: Is heavily implied to be this.
* KickTheDog: With Beastly, anytime they share the screen with each other.
* LargeHam: "I am hate! I... am EVIL! I... am NO HEART!!"
* MadeOfEvil: Apparently. That damn CareBearStare gets him every time.
* PetTheDog: He seems to have some legitimate fatherly affection for his niece, Shreeky, going so far as letting her live with him (despite the fact that her constant screaming fudges up his powers) and even praising her on occasion.
** He also kind of does this with Beastly in "The Big Star Round-up." Beginning of the episode, he reveals he's got a demon that he plans to sic on the Care Bears, and tells Beastly point-blank that it'll be replacing him once it does so. Beastly spends the episode trying to one-up the demon and destroy the Care Bears first; ([[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it goes about as well as you'd expect it to]]) before finally culminating in him accidentally K-Oing the thing. He returns home and begins to pack his things, expecting to be kicked out. Instead No Heart tells him to go and get rid of ''the demon'' because it had failed him, saying, "If any one fails me, it's going to be you!"
* SorcerousOverlord
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Picked up Professor Cold Heart's schtick as a surprisingly scary badguy for such a kiddy setting. Even InUniverse, he absolutely terrifies everyone; even other villains, like the disturbingly vampire-like Doctor Fright, are ready to mess their pants at his presence.
* VoluntaryShapeshifter: Any animal he wants.
** InvoluntaryShapeshifter: When Shreeky's shrieking, he loses control and morphs at random.
* WeaksauceWeakness: ThePowerOfFriendship and ThePowerOfLove do NOT mix well with this guy. Also, he seems to have a slight pathological fear of hugs (as exemplified by his hauling ass when Beastly attempted to give him one).
* [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove What Is This Thing You Call Caring?]]: He knows all too well what it is, he just hates it and everything about it.


A bumbling bestial creature who serves as the flunky to No Heart in the 1980s cartoon, then revamped and reappeared on his own in ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot''. He continues his role as the main antagonist in ''WesternAniation/CareBearsAndCousins''.

* AffablyEvil: He's not so much a bad guy as just loyal to (and afraid of) his EvilSorcerer boss. He's pretty sympathetic.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: A massive version appears in "Bearied Treasure" in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot''.
* BreakoutVillain: Chosen to be the villain for ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' due to his harmlessness and that unlike the other villains, he doesn't scare the target demographic (read: toddlers).
* ButtMonkey: Beastly ''never'' gets a break.
* DickDastardlyStopsToCheat: The entirety of "The Great Race" episode.
* ExpressiveEars: At least a little bit, in ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' and ''Care Bears & Cousins'' as well.
* {{Expy}}: In TheMovie, WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsAdventureInWonderland, Dim and Dum, play the same role as Beastly (Sidekick to the BigBad), look similar to him and have the same actor providing their voices.
** The same goes for the Rat King in the Nutcracker special.
* GigglingVillain: He's constantly sniggering to himself when things seem to be going his way.
* HarmlessVillain: Borderlines with PunchClockVillain. Beastly is a bumbling idiot who really only wants to do bad things because No Heart will painfully punish him if he doesn't work. In ''Welcome to Care-A-Lot'', he only does the things he did because he felt left out of the bears' activities.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His main shtick in both ''Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' and ''Care Bears & Cousins'' and the main reason why he's an antagonist. He absolutely can't stand not being the center of attention and will act mean or try to ruin stuff if he feels he's not being adored and loved by everyone, or at least being paid attention to.
* MascotMook
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Aside from not really being that bad a guy himself, he never manages to do badness right.
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Played with in the CGI ''Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot'' series. In "Show of Shyness," he just wants to be in the big show, but his attempts to enliven it are misinterpreted as attempts to wreck it and he is also blamed for something that isn't his fault.
* RuleOfTwo
* VillainousFriendship: Type III, with No Heart, arguably. Beastly's been known to try to cheer his boss up after particularly nasty defeats and even spent a whole episode ''worrying about what to get him for his birthday,'' whereas No Heart doesn't seem to give a damn about him one way or another.
** Possibly has a Type I with Shreeky, albeit of the VitriolicBestBuds variety.
* UnevilLaugh: His "evil laugh" is a low-pitched tittering snigger.


A young witch who is No Heart's niece, introduced later into the 1980s series. Often has to work with Beastly, but considers herself more important than him

* AmbiguouslyHuman: She looks human...ish. But she's No Heart's niece, so, really, who can say what she is?
* BigOlEyebrows: She has some sizeable purple EvilEyebrows just like her uncle. It's clearly a family trait.
* [[DaddysLittleVillain Uncle's Little Villain]]: She greatly looks up to No Heart and wants to be just like him. Meanwhile, she's the only individual he shows any signs of having something remotely approaching positive feelings for.
* EnfantTerrible
* EvilLaugh
* MakeMeWannaShout: Her whole shtick.
* RuleOfTwo
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Purple Hair]]

!!The Spirit
An unnamed evil spirit who appears in the first movie. She "befriends" a young, lonely magician's assistant named Nicholas, turning him into her pawn so she can rid the entire world of caring.
* SealedEvilInACan: She can't affect the world directly as she's locked in a book.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: She makes Nicholas go completely crazy and power-mad, and comes within two people in the ''entire world'' of destroying Care-A-Lot forever.

!!Dark Heart

An evil spirit who is the chief antagonist of [[WesternAnimation/CareBearsMovieIIANewGeneration the second 1980s movie]], he seeks to capture and destroy the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins so that he can then poison the rest of the world with his evil influence. Taking a human girl named Christy under his wing, he eventually forges a connection to her that surprises him. [[spoiler: To the point of turning to the Care Bears Family to save her after he accidentally endangers her, and willingly becoming a human boy to stay with her.]]

* AffablyEvil: Though with a bit of a HairTriggerTemper.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith
* [[spoiler:[[BecomeARealBoy Became a Real Boy]]]]: Unintentionally, though he's happy when it happens.
* CurtainsMatchTheWindow: His hair and eyes are both a deep dark red.
* EvilRedhead
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* LargeHam
** "One day the world will be rid of GOODNESS and KIIINDNEEEESS!"
** "Time for a game of disappearing bears..."
* MoralityPet: Christy.
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: Well, he almost dies by hitting his head and falling out of a canoe.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Dark Heart turns himself into a 12 year old boy for most of the movie.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Though at the end of the movie, his eyes turn blue, because [[spoiler:he's turned into a normal kid]].
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Every once in a while.


An arrogant, ambitious young girl who has the misfortune of being stuck at a summer camp she hates. She eagerly accepts Dark Heart's offer to become his helper in exchange for him using his magic to give her whatever she wishes for.

* TheDragon: For Dark Heart.
* DealWithTheDevil: How she and Dark Heart become linked; she promises her allegiance, he grants her wishes.
* MoralityPet: For Dark Heart.
* VillainousFriendship: Type I.

Seen only in ''Adventures in Care-a-Lot''. Grizzle is a brown bear who looks like the other Care Bears, except that he has no tummy symbol and often dresses up in a massive mechanical suit to make himself seem more intimidating. He has a number of robotic lackeys, but by ''The Giving Festival Movie'', they have all abandoned him, most particularly Wingnut, who has become an honorary Care Bear.

* AdorableEvilMinions
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: His [[VillainSong theme song]] is "Grizzle's Bad."
* BigBadWannabe: And how. The Care Bears still consider him a legitimate threat sometimes, and maybe it's justified, but his plans fail most of the time and when they do work, it's never for long. In ''The Giving Festival Movie'', they don't even really try to take him seriously as a villain anymore.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He's gone as of ''Welcome to Care-a-Lot''. Maybe he finally broke down and gave up after one too many failures.
* CompanionCube: Mr Beaks
* EvilIsHammy: He may be the least threatening and most bumbling major villain of the franchise, but he makes up for it by ChewingTheScenery at every opportunity.
* EvilLaugh
* GrumpyBear: He's even grumpier than him.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* SaveTheVillain: Being Care Bears, they have to do it and Grizzle won't hesitate to try to take advantage of it.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Take over Care-a-Lot. Grizzle doesn't really care about the world, he just wants Care-a-Lot under his control, or better yet, gotten rid of. In fact, even just removing the SugarBowl from his presence will do and his scheme in ''The Giving Festival Movie'' is to simply try to push a good distance away from his lair.
* VillainousBreakdown: Sometimes subject to it, particularly if he gets caught in one of his own schemes or is subject to a Care Bear Stare.