''[[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/ Bear Nuts]]'' is a webcomic by Alison Acton. It chronicles the antics of the bear population of Discount Zoo - which mainly consists of hiding their un-bear-like behavior from the humans that run the place.

The strip itself can be best described as what you'd get if you put the Franchise/CareBears, DragonTails, WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends, and WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch in a blender.
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!!This comic contains examples of the following tropes:

* AmusingInjuries: To be fair, Evil bear totally deserves most of them.
* ArtEvolution: Subtle, but there.
* AxCrazy: As of Change Of Heart, [[spoiler:Crack]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: One theory for why Gay and Lech are always so mean to each other.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Prozac, Nerd, Tanked and Death are all usually pleasant and friendly. Prozac without [[spoiler:meds]], Nerd pushed too far, Tanked without [[spoiler:booze]], and Death when stressed or [[spoiler:on coffee]] are more dangerous than Evil. And Evil is ''trying''.
** Gay and Nerd [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2011/10/17/291-bear-nuts/ here]]
** Also, [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2011/10/10/290-bear-nuts/ Gimp.]]
* BewareTheSillyOnes: Tanked is a lovable goofball who tries to get along with everyone. But when he's [[spoiler:off his beer]], he becomes so dangerous that even Evil is terrified.
** [[spoiler: With all his extreme phobias and wild thoughts, who could have imagined that Crack would have been a potential murderer]]?
* BigWhat: [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/12/31/238-bear-nuts/ Here]] and followed by a smaller one.
* BodyHorror: [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/comics/2015-12-28-506-bear-nuts.jpg Evil]] didn't end up too well upon entering [[spoiler:Crack's subconscious]]. And it only goes downhill from here.
* BrattyHalfPint: These kids suck.
* BreakTheCutie: Evil picked on Nerd [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2009/03/09/57-bear-nuts/ one too many times]].
** Evil himself used to be cute and less nasty. [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2009/07/20/102-bear-nuts/ Then that one circus trick happened]]. Also why he [[ChildHater hates kids]].
** And [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2008/10/13/17-bear-nuts/ Prozac]] had his bigger siblings...
* BrokenAesop: When Evil is thrown out of the zoo for trying to eat children, Prozac's reasoning for rescuing him even though nobody likes him is Family is Family. This apparently does not apply to Sloth Bear, who suffered the same fate, and was actually present when the rescue party found Evil. Prozac didn't even seem to notice.
** To be fair, between his weight and laziness, chances are they ''couldn't'' bring him home.
*** Judging by his remarks, he's had this "eat another bear" thing brewing for a while. It's not unthinkable that Prozac disowned him over it.
* BrutalHonesty: {{Subverted}} with Vanity, who ''thinks'' he's just being honest.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Why is Death carrying that scythe?
** [[TheGrimReaper Death]] and scythes makes sense.
* {{Callback}}: A rather horrific example in Change Of Heart. The ice scream scooper that Evil was going to use on Vanity makes a comeback, and it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:Crack]] used it to ''scoop out his victim's eyes''.
* CardCarryingVillain: Guess.
* CharmPerson: Sara can hypnotize people using her pheromones.
* ChildHater: And a {{justified|Trope}} one, at that. Evil. See: BreakTheCutie
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Prozac; Evil; Tanked; Nerd
** And Crack. Specially Crack.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Death Bear is the ultimate voice of reason in the group, while Gimp Bear is a caring medic despite (or because of) his BDSM-ness.
** Gimp Bear ''would'' know a thing or two about first-aid kids, if you think about it.
** Literal. Evil is the lightest colored one. The "dark" ones are both pretty nice.
* DidNotThinkThisThrough: [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/03/19/156-bear-nuts/ He had one left.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:Crack]] might have a justified reason to be pissed off at everyone, but that in no way excuses him poisoning the other bears and trying to kill them off.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Any resemblance to the Franchise/CareBears is strictly intentional.
* [[DraggedByTheCollar Dragged Away]]: Nerd, after he gets mad.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Tank [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2011/03/14/259-bear-nuts/ taped a corncob shut in Crack's mouth.]] Even Evil called it sadistic.
-->'''Evil''': That-that's just sadistic.
** To clarify, Crack bear is deathly phobic with just about any object let alone food, but is especially fearful of corn. Now imagine your greatest fear in the world duct taped INSIDE your mouth.
** Evil didn't take kindly to his clone [[spoiler:wanting to kill the other bears.]]
* ExtremeOmnivore: At the very least, Tanked will ''try'' to eat it. (Much to Evil's amusement)
* EyeScream: Evil [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/09/24/210-bear-nuts/ scares]] us [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/11/15/225-bear-nuts/ sometimes]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Crack]] appears to have made this in Change Of Heart.
* TheFashionista: Gay Bear.
* FoeYay: Invoked by the author herself. Gay and Lech momentarily bond over teasing Crack before coming to the horrifying realization that they're having a moment and switching to Silent Treatment mode.
** She's just [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2011/06/20/274-bear-nuts/ doing it on purpose]] now.
* ForYourOwnGood: Prozac's proclaimed reason for helping Crack. Gets deconstructed during the course of Change Of Heart.
* ForTheEvulz: Evil's MO.
* GangOfCritters: An AffectionateParody.
* GourmetPetFood: Subverted - the bear's zoo-mandated food is anything but.
* GroinAttack: [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2008/09/08/12-bear-nuts/ Poor Lech.]]
** [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2008/08/25/09-bear-nuts/ And]] Nerd
* HeWhoMustNotBeHeard: Gimp (We don't yet know if he [[TheSpeechless can't speak]] or [[TheVoiceless just doesn't]])
* HollywoodVoodoo: Evil manages to make working voodoo dolls, with unfortunate consequences for Gay.
** ...and one giraffe neighbor.
** ... and [[spoiler:Steven the Polar Bear]].
** ... and [[spoiler:Himself and his clone]].
* HulkingOut: What happens when Prozac is off his meds for long enough.
* IKnowMortalKombat: Tanked ends a fight over control of the TV using what he's learned from his Pro Wrestling shows.
* [[IAmAHumanitarian I'm A Humanitarian]]: Sloth Bear was planning to eat one of his own kin.
* JekyllAndHyde: Prozac on his meds, and Prozac off them.
* JerkAss: Evil. So very much Evil. Lech, especially to Gay. And the polar bears to everyone else.
** [[spoiler:Tanked, when he's not... tanked.]]
** The polars. The monkeys from Tanked's childhood are the reason the above is the case.
* JerkassHasAPoint: While his actions are over the top and out of character, [[spoiler:Crack's]] rage in Change Of Heart is understandable, considering that the bears never asked for his permission to be taken to the Shaman owl.
* JerkJock: Lech, somewhat. And the polar bears.
** The Polars.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2011/03/28/262-bear-nuts/ Vanity subverts]] his apparent JerkWithAHeartOfGold moment in quick order.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown
** [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/02/22/150-bear-nuts/ Evil]] does it.
** [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2009/03/16/59-bear-nuts/ Nerd]] does when angry.
** [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/11/26/228-bear-nuts/ Prozac]] does not like Vanity.
* MamaBear: A literal case in Nerd's past when [[spoiler:kids were pulling Nerd as a cub.]]
* ManChild: Evil does not respond well to not getting his way.
** PsychopathicManchild: He practically gets off on causing trouble/death/pain.
* {{Masquerade}}: The bears take turns doing amusing animal antics to cover for their amusing human-like antics.
** They clearly ''[[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2008/08/25/09-bear-nuts/ enjoy]]'' these new apparatus.
* TheMedic: Gimp.
* MindControlEyes: When Sara hypnotizes all of the male bears except for Gay and Tanked with her pheromones, their irises turn brown and their pupils disappear.
* NiceGuy: Gimp and Prozac, except when he's off his meds. Also, Cara.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: What was the owl's reward for helping Crack get over his debilitating fears? [[spoiler: He gets murdered and eaten by Crack off screen]].
* NotSoDifferent: When Evil planned to [[spoiler:gruesomely murder Vanity]], it wasn't his well-being, but their getting in trouble, that got the others to stop him, showing they hated the new guy too.
* ObviouslyEvil: Evil, obviously.
* OhCrap: Prozac's reaction to the Nerd's link in KickThemWhileTheyAreDown.
* OnlySaneMan: Death and Prozac.
** In Change Of Heart, Evil is the only one suspicious regarding [[spoiler:Crack's]] change in personality, and warned Prozac that things won't end well. [[spoiler: He was right.]]
* PandaingToTheAudience: Vanity.
* [[PsychoticSmirk Psychotic Grin]]: Evil loves the look. Even [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/11/19/226-bear-nuts/ Gay]] has it at times.
* PunnyName: The comic's title itself.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: Evil. Ironic, [[FreudianExcuse considering...]]
* TheFoodPoisoningIncident: Invoked by [[spoiler: Crack]] in Change Of Heart.
* TheQuietOne: Death.
** Also, Gimp. Sure, Death isn't around much, but Gimp has had almost the same dialogue, but has been present for many more scenes.
* RealityEnsues: No matter how good you think your intentions are, forcing someone to see a therapist against their will, and then trying to have them being forced to change into someone they are not, is not going to end well.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Guess
* SevenDeadlySins: Well... not quite. Evil is Wrath, Vanity is Vanity/Pride, Lech (and maybe Gimp) are lust, Sloth is sloth, as well as gluttony, and Tanked could qualify for Gluttony as well, but there aren't things for envy and greed.
** Envy and Avarice are some of the ways Vanity shows pride.
* TheSociopath: Evil, although a slightly more mild example as he does admit at one point that he sees the other bears as family.
** [[spoiler: Turns out, without his fearful inhibitions, Crack is a very dangerous bear.]]
* [[StepfordSmiler Stepford Smiling]]: Any [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2008/08/25/09-bear-nuts/ smile]] for zoo employees can be assumed to be this. [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2008/08/26/10-bear-nuts/ Check it out.]]
* TalkingAnimal[=/=]AnimalTalk
* TeamDad: Prozac and when he's not around, Death.
* TeamMom: Gimp.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "WHO'S THE]] [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning KING NOW,]] [[PrecisionFStrike BITCH?"]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: I wonder.
* TouchOfDeath: Though Death's touch only brings instant paralysis.
** Well, he can kill flowers at least.
** Based on [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2009/11/30/136-bear-nuts/ one chapter]], he probably just [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/02/05/146-bear-nuts/ keeps]] [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/02/15/148-bear-nuts/ it]] [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/02/19/149-bear-nuts/ from]] [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2010/03/15/155-bear-nuts/ killing.]]
* TransparentCloset: Gay. So very much Gay. I mean, for Christ's sake, his name is "Gay"!
** WordofGod says the name's the old "gay", meaning cheerful or happy. It changes nothing, though.
* UnstoppableRage: See BreakTheCutie
** Prozac without his meds. Death on coffee was ''almost'' unstoppable.
* WhamLine: In Change Of Heart, [[spoiler:Crack]] delivers one to Death, completely changing what to expect out of his character.
** [[spoiler:''"You know, I actually thought about just killing you."'']]
* WhamShot: After a seemingly positive opening with Change Of Heart, a few pages in, suddenly we see [[spoiler:the bears succumbing to food poisoning.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: The polars didn't seem to mind beating up on [[http://www.bearnutscomic.com/2015/03/23/466-bear-nuts/ Sara]] any more than one of the male bears.
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