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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', one of the Secret Notes you can find is a badly-spelled request for maple syrup to be brought to the Secret Forest. Sure enough, the client is a talking bear who, after treating the exchange like a drug deal ("have you got 'the stuff'? oh yeah, that's the good 'stuff'") and chugging the syrup, gratefully teaches you "Bear's Secret Knowledge" to improve the quality of wild berries, tripling their sale value.


* In the Swedish children's FunnyAnimal comic ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'', the titular bear is [[ArcWords the world's strongest bear, and the world's nicest bear]], and definitely TheHero. His strength is dependent on him eating his PowerUpFood ''dunderhonung'' ("thunder honey"), but he's always the nicest.

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* In the Swedish children's FunnyAnimal comic ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'', the titular bear is [[ArcWords the world's strongest bear, and the world's nicest kindest bear]], and definitely TheHero. His strength is dependent on him eating his PowerUpFood ''dunderhonung'' ("thunder honey"), but he's always the nicest.kindest.

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* ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed:'' A talking bear shows up at the protagonists' home every night during the winter and is quite friendly. [[spoiler:He's a transformed prince and winds up marrying Snow White, while [[DoubleInLawMarriage his brother marries Rose Red]]]].
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* Also the mascot for Golden Crisps ([[ChocolateFrostedSugarBombs or Sugar Crisps]], depending on the time period).

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* Also the mascot for Golden Crisps Crisp ([[ChocolateFrostedSugarBombs or Sugar Crisps]], Crisp]], depending on the time period).


* In the Swedish children's FunnyAnimal comic ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'', the titular bear is [[ArcWords the world's strongest bear, and the world's nicest bear]], and definitely TheHero. His strength is dependent on him eating his PowerUpFood ''dunderhonung'' ("thunder honey"), but his always the nicest.

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* In the Swedish children's FunnyAnimal comic ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'', the titular bear is [[ArcWords the world's strongest bear, and the world's nicest bear]], and definitely TheHero. His strength is dependent on him eating his PowerUpFood ''dunderhonung'' ("thunder honey"), but his he's always the nicest.


* In the Swedish children's FunnyAnimal comic ''ComicBook/Bamse'', the titular bear is [[ArcWords the world's strongest bear, and the world's nicest bear]], and definitely TheHero. His strength is dependent on him eating his PowerUpFood ''dunderhonung'' ("thunder honey"), but his always the nicest.

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* In the Swedish children's FunnyAnimal comic ''ComicBook/Bamse'', ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'', the titular bear is [[ArcWords the world's strongest bear, and the world's nicest bear]], and definitely TheHero. His strength is dependent on him eating his PowerUpFood ''dunderhonung'' ("thunder honey"), but his always the nicest.

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* In the Swedish children's FunnyAnimal comic ''ComicBook/Bamse'', the titular bear is [[ArcWords the world's strongest bear, and the world's nicest bear]], and definitely TheHero. His strength is dependent on him eating his PowerUpFood ''dunderhonung'' ("thunder honey"), but his always the nicest.

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has garnered a few strange teddy bears over the years.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1048 SCP-1048]] had a childlike demeanor, having been known to draw with crayons and hug people's shins. Subverted, as it gave up on this act when Site-44 found out its nature as a MookMaker that doesn't care [[HumanResources what to use for parts.]]
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1145 SCP-1145]] is a [[TheGlomp Tackle Hugger]], looking for someone to give its affection. The problem is, it survived the bombing of Nagasaki and has been a NuclearNasty ever since.
** A {{Foil}} to 1048 and its creations, [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2295 SCP-2295]] is a SuperDoc that only uses fabrics in its work, sewing together plush replacements for failing organs. It can't make a magic prosthetic for everything, but even then it does [[LetThemDieHappy the best it can.]]


* Most bears are actually far less aggressive than the media often portrays, with bears actively seeking out humans as prey being rarely ever reported. Most are shy and inoffensive, and often retreat at the first sight of humans, and as long as you respect their space, keep at a proper distance, and not threaten them (as with any wild animal) they are of little concern. An injured or cornered bear, or [[MamaBear a mother who percieves a threat to her cubs]], however....
* [[PandaingToTheAudience Pandas]] have always been immune to [[BearsAreBadNews the usual depiction of bears]], even though they're really just as dangerous as other bears are (though admittedly less ''carnivorous'' than other bears; in fiction they may be portrayed as entirely vegetarians, falling under HerbivoresAreFriendly).

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* Most bears are actually far less aggressive than the media often portrays, with bears actively seeking out humans as prey being rarely ever reported. Most are shy and inoffensive, and often retreat at the first sight of humans, and as long as you respect their space, keep at a proper distance, and not threaten them (as with any wild animal) they are of little concern. An injured or cornered bear, or [[MamaBear a mother who percieves perceives a threat to her cubs]], however....
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** Another common cause of attacks is hunger--(usually) not because the bear sees humans as food, but because it sees them as ''competitors'' for resources like carrion or pine nuts. In North America, at least, many attacks in the fall (when bears are desperate to put on weight before hibernating, and human hunters are "providing them" with freshly killed deer and elk) or spring (when they're desperate to regain the weight they lost over the winter) stem from this issue.
* [[PandaingToTheAudience Pandas]] have always been immune to [[BearsAreBadNews the usual depiction of bears]], even though they're really potentially just as dangerous as other bears are (though admittedly less ''carnivorous'' than other bears; in fiction they may be portrayed as entirely vegetarians, falling under HerbivoresAreFriendly).

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* Stitches from ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'', when he's lucid, is a calm, friendly guy who doesn't want to hurt anyone [[spoiler: and even saves Tom from having to make a HeroicSacrifice at the end]]. However, given [[EldritchLocation the current state of the facility]], he's more often an example of BearsAreBadNews (or at least Bears Are [[TorturedMonster Tortured Monsters]]).
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* In ''Franchise/SylvanianFamilies'' (Calico Critters in the US), one group of main animal characters is a family of friendly bears. In the 2000's, the series introduced a male bear named Aidan who loves eating. Aidan is also one of Bell's friends.

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* ''Manga/SleepyPrincessInTheDemonCastle'' has the Forehead Devils, which're pretty much [[Toys/TeddyBear teddy bears]] with wings that are the universe's version of TheGoomba. The Princess tames them early on with her brushing technique and sometimes involves them in her schemes to fall asleep.

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* Teddy in ''Literature/TeddyAndCo'' is a pretty friendly bear.

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