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    Chloe Park 
Voiced by: Charlyne Yi
Debuted in: "Chloe"
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"Would you mind if I hung around for a little bit to study your behavior?"

Chloe Park is a young Korean-American girl, and a child prodigy, who skipped grades and enrolled into college early. In "Chloe", she breaks into the Bears' cave to study them for a college presentation, and along the way, she befriends the bears.


  • Adorably Precocious Child: Subverted. She's in college at age ten, but still has quirks of her age like a huge sweet tooth and occasional lapses in judgement.
  • Adorkable: Intelligent, cute, and socially awkward with humans but gets along well with the Bears. In her first appearance, her cheeks had a natural light blush, but all following episodes show her without it.
  • Asian and Nerdy: She's a Korean college student who loves to study bears but is uneasy around humans. Played with in that her parents aren't overbearing and restrictive; she's smart and successful because she's naturally driven.
  • Baleful Polymorph: She turns into a bear after being bit by Grizz on the hand. She however becomes one rather slowly as throughout the climax of her role in "Charlie's Halloween Thing" she remained half human and only became full bear after her antagonist role concludes ultimately being subverted by the fact that the events of her transformation were all just a story told by Charlie.
  • Berserk Button: In the episode with Professor Lampwick, he learns the hard way to never tell her that she isn't a real child prodigy, which also impresses him.
  • Brainy Brunette: She has dark brown hair and is a child prodigy in college.
  • Break the Cutie: When Chloe is scolded by her teacher on her presentation (which the bears edited and she was completely innocent and unaware), Chloe fumbles over explaining that she did the research and when the teacher marks her with an incomplete, she nearly cries and fights back her tears.
  • Brutal Honesty: Chloe writes a hard-hitting report about the bears that not only hurts their feelings but is scientifically accurate after she did research by studying the bears' behaviors. (Whether or not they are normal bears is yet to be seen...)
  • Child Prodigy: She was admitted into college at a young age.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: She trips a few times in "My Clique", since Panda suggests this method works for meeting people in Romantic Comedies.
  • The Cutie: Chloe Park is a shy little girl around humans but she becomes one of the bears' closest friends.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • She apparently thought that sneaking into the Bears' cave was a good idea.
    • And then she thought jumping into an alligator pen wouldn't turn out poorly in any way.
  • Ditzy Genius: She's a Child Prodigy, being a college student despite being of elementary school age, but doesn't think a lot of her actions through, probably because she's still just a little kid who doesn't know any better.
  • Expressive Hair: Her hair frizzes up in a rage when Professor Lampwick implies to her she isn't a real prodigy.
  • Expy: Chloe is a little girl who sneaks into the home of three bears in the middle of the forest, eats their porridge and breaks their furniture. Sound familiar? Only Chloe is made a Korean girl and the bears are three different species instead. Also, try saying the name "Chloe Park" and then "Goldilocks" out loud and notice how similar they sound.
  • Grade Skipper: Chloe is twelve years old and is already admitted into college.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: She isn't too fond of everyone calling her "prodigy girl".
    Chloe: It's crazy. People think it's so cool to be "a prodigy". Why can't I just be called, "The Awkward Korean Girl Who Will Never Be Tall Enough to Ride a Roller Coaster"?
    • Ironically, in "Professor Lampwick", she shows that she takes being one very seriously. She's very proud of her intellect, she just doesn't want it to be her defining trait.
    Chloe: I am a prodigy and I've worked hard for it!
  • Ink-Suit Actor: If this comparison is any indication. The official We Bare Bears facebook page wished Charlyne Yi a happy birthday on January 5th, 2016. They showed a picture of Chloe next to her, specifically pointing out the similarities in the post.
  • Innocent Prodigy: Chloe is only a child and is already in college, but she is not Wise Beyond Her Years and doesn't act much like an adult.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: She befriended the Bears at age ten, who were already adults back then.
  • In the Hood: What she seems to wear most of the time.
  • Meganekko: She has huge glasses.
  • Messy Hair: Her hair is a little messy, to emphasize how overworked she is with school.
  • Nice Girl: Enjoys the bears' company, and they enjoy hers.
  • No Social Skills: She has spent most of her time studying animals and as a result has little understanding of social interactions of humans.
  • Not Good with People: Type 1. She is much more comfortable around animals than she is around humans.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: She is twelve-years old, though she's only three feet tall even by preteen standards.
  • Shrinking Violet: Chloe isn't comfortable talking to humans which is why she gets along with the bears very well.
  • The Smart Girl: She isn't called a "prodigy" for nothing.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Chloe wears huge glasses and is a college student.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The closest one to a female main character this show has. (Other females are there, but they are usually one-off characters or they don't appear as often as she does)
  • Unexplained Accent: Inverted - both of her parents speak in Korean accents but Chloe doesn't. Likely because she was born in America and not an immigrant.
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    Lucy 
Voiced by: Ellie Kemper
Debuted in: "Panda's Date"
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"Yep, that's me! Produce Lucy!"

Lucy is a girl who runs a produce stand at a local farmer's market. She meets the bears in "Panda's Date", where she saves Panda after he suffers from a peanut-based allergy attack.


  • Adorkable: Her dancing may be terrible, but it's still cute to see her enjoying herself.
  • Badass Adorable: She is a spunky girl who can throw big rocks, has a friendly and charismatic attitude, and uses quick and acrobatic moves to help someone in danger.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Lucy protects her younger brother Clifford by keeping an allergy shot with her in case his allergies act up.
  • Cool Big Sis: Lucy has a little brother named Clifford that she looks out for and protects him from his allergies by carrying an allergy shot with her wherever she goes.
  • Dude Magnet: Her little brother says people pretend to be his friend only to go after Lucy's affections, which implies there have been more than one person going after her (much to Panda's surprise). Then again, it's up for debate whether or not if he was exaggerating. To Panda's absolute dismay, she gets a boyfriend named Kale by "The Limo".
  • A Friend in Need: Lucy carries an allergy shot for her little brother's allergies. But that doesn't mean that she will hesitate for a second to help out a stranger who needs help. (It's likely her brother wasn't around and she could just grab more from home.)
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Bears a slight resemblance to her voice actress.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Lucy is more spunky and courageous while Panda is more timid and sensitive.
  • Meet Cute: She meets Panda by saving him from an allergy attack and immediately asks him if he is okay.
  • Nice Girl: The bears become friends with her very quickly due to her nice personality.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to their other human friends, Lucy is rarely seen onscreen.
  • Plucky Girl: She is spirited and confident. She remains optimistic and even when Panda put her through trouble at dinner, she still saved Panda's dinner for him.
  • The Pollyanna: She has a very bubbly personality and immediately hit it off with the bears because she loves to have fun.
  • Rescue Romance: Panda has a one-sided crush on her after she saves him from his peanut allergy.
  • Sucks at Dancing: As shown during "Dance Lessons" her dancing is...not good.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: When she first meets the bears, she has a ponytail and she is a bit tomboyish.
  • True Blue Femininity: She wears a sky blue dress when she has dinner with Panda.
  • Youthful Freckles: She is a young and lively woman and has freckles, and her younger brother Clifford has these as well.

    Ranger Dana Tabes 
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"So, do you want to do what's easy and get a refund, or do you want to do what's right?! For JUSTICE?!"
Voiced By: Cameron Esposito
Debuted in: "Ranger Tabes"

A Hot-Blooded female park ranger who helps the bears out when their package is missing.


  • Action Girl: She wishes she could be one, but unfortunately for her, the show's relatively realistic setting presents her with few opportunities to actually be a badass. However, when she gets the chance, Tabes shows that she does have what it takes to be a true Action Girl.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Tabes is quite muscular and pretty cute, as well. She is also extremely busty.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Strong, muscular, competent and gorgeous. She looks a bit chubby, but that is definitely not fat.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Tabes will always help out anyone she feels are in danger, even if the situation is as small as an undelivered package.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: She is quite one out there. Doesn't help that she's also a Large Ham.
  • Contralto of Danger: She has a low voice and is a pretty capable fighter, holding her own against a swarm of rogue package-delivering drones and a large, angry stag.
  • Cowboy Cop: She will go out of her way to help anyone in need, no matter how small the emergency is.
  • Destructive Savior: Her attempts at helping out can be more hindrance than help. She's actually been banned from working in the city after causing a massive pileup while trying to save a bird.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Tabes is seen being belittled by the Jerkass cops in her debut episode. This spurs the bears to help her continue the case when she feels guilty about inconveniencing them.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's a redhead with an energetic personality.
  • For Great Justice: Takes "justice" very seriously, even in things as minor as an undelivered package or a beehive at a campsite.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She works as a forest ranger among animals, and cares deeply for them, which is part of why she's one of the bears' closest friends. She even resigns (temporarily) when she accidentally breaks a young male deer's antler, but she will come to his defense against another animal.
  • Genki Girl: She has an enthusiastic, passionate personality that inspires her to be the best ranger she can be.
  • Giftedly Bad: She likes making art out of pine cones but doesn't actually have any real talent for it.
  • Hot-Blooded: She's this, to a T.
  • Large Ham: Given that she takes every call and request for help as an emergency, Chewing the Scenery is kind of a requirement.
  • Last-Name Basis: As revealed in "Citizen Tabes", Tabes is actually her surname. Her first name is Dana. A flashback in "Creature Mysteries" shows that her mother also refers to her by her last name, but that might not have been the truth.
  • Mama Bear: As a scout mother figure for the Poppy Rangers, she takes a nurturing approach with the scouts, being a positive mentor role model for her protégées, and ready to leap into action.
  • Nice Girl: She's always looking to do the right thing and a true friend to the bears.
  • Nice Hat: She wears a ranger hat as a part of her uniform.
  • Youthful Freckles: Her face has these around her eyes and nose.

    Darrell Zaragoza 
Voiced By: Mel Rodriguez
Debuted in: "Losing Ice"

An awkward but sweet guy who sells mouse-pads who Grizzly and Panda briefly "adopted" during a falling out with Ice Bear.


  • Disco Dan: Downplayed. He isn't too stuck in the past, but he sells mouse-pads for a living in an age where almost every device has a keypad or a touchscreen. Reality Ensues when this nearly sinks his store, but people start to buy them again due to the appeal of them being retro and nostalgic.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In "Losing Ice", he gets fed up with how Grizzly and Panda treat him in Ice Bear's stead and rejects them. He's fine again once they apologize.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: His opinion of himself isn't very high, to the point he thought he wasn't worthy of marrying his fiancé Sofia.
  • Shrinking Violet: He starts out as meek and mild-mannered in his debut, eventually reaching his Rage Breaking Point when Grizzly and Panda keep pushing him to be more like Ice Bear, and helping them reunite with him.
    • In "Best Bears", when things start to go wrong, the Bears help him to overcome his cold feet syndrome and develop the courage and go forward with his plans to marry Sofia.
  • Wedding Day: In "Best Bears", the bears help Darrell with his wedding day jitters, reminding him of his good qualities, and Sofia marries him despite his awkwardness.

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    Chloe's Parents 
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Voiced By: Niki Yang (Mrs. Park), Jinkoo Jeong (Mr. Park)
Debuted in: "My Clique''

The friendly parents of Chloe.


  • Accent Adaptation: In the Korean dub, for obvious reasons, they speak with in the Jeju dialect, a form of Korean originating from the Jeju Island that is still spoken to this day.
  • Bilingual Bonus: They speak Korean fairly often and speak English with an extremely distinct accent. Since it seems highly likely it's their first language, this is a Justified Trope.
  • Education Mama: Refreshingly averted. They aren't overbearing or restrictive. Chloe is naturally gifted and they care about her social life.
  • Good Parents: Both of them care for their daughter's well-being, notice if she is feeling down, and want her to be happy. They readily accept and thank the bears for being her friends.
  • Happily Married: They at least seem to be on the same page and get along.
  • Overprotective Dad: Mr. Park is revealed to be this in "Slumber Party", where he is reluctant in letting Chloe stay away from the house in one night and eventually drives out into the storm to pick her up despite the bears promising they'd look out for her.
  • Satellite Character: They only appear when Chloe does as well, which makes sense.
  • Unnamed Parents: So far they're only known as "Chloe's Parents" and "Mr. and Mrs. Park".

    Clifford 
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"You were only using me to get close to Lucy! Just like all the others!"
Voiced By: Hudson West
Debuted In: "Lucy's Brother"

Lucy's sickly younger brother.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: Clifford may have Autism, as he appears to be shy and eccentric.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Panda, which is why he was able to bond with him.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He does strange things such as sitting in an empty bathtub with his clothes on, laying down under a couch, etc.
  • Ill Boy: Has breathing problems along with a large number of allergies.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: He doesn't like people who try to woo Lucy, especially those who only try to bond with him as an excuse to get closer to her.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Clifford only smiled a few times in his debut episode.
  • Sickly Neurotic Geek: Has a countless number of allergies, and is implied to have asthma.
  • The Stoic: He usually speaks in a deadpan tone of voice and is quite reserved.
" Youthful Freckles: He and Lucy have these.

    Yana 
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"You're in over your head, and why would I help you anyway? The last time I did you a favor, you crashed my car and I ended up with thirty stitches in my shoulder!"
Voiced by: Margarita Levieva
Debuted in: "Icy Nights"

A Russian woman who is a friend of Ice Bear's and works as a barista at a nighttime internet cafe. The two of them have a history together.


  • Action Girl: "Icy Nights II" showcases her fighting prowess. Apparently, she gets that from her father's survival skills.
  • Badass in Distress: The plot of "Icy Nights II" starts with her being kidnapped. Once she's free, however, she shows that she's a capable fighter.
  • Battle Couple: With Ice Bear in "Icy Nights II".
  • Berserk Button: No, she does not carry snacks in her cafe. What kind of place do you think this is?
  • Connected All Along: "Icy Nights II" reveals that she is Yuri's daughter.
  • Daddy's Girl: She is implied to have a closer relationship with her father, as she fondly states that he gave her the locket necklace. Considering who her father is, it is also implied he taught her to be a survivalist before they lost each other.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Interrupts Barry's Evil Gloating several times by mocking him during "Icy Nights II".
  • Gratuitous Russian: Sometimes yells at her customers in Russian.
  • Implied Love Interest: She and Ice Bear are implied to have dated. During "Icy Nights II", both of them have moments where they blush around each other.
  • Tsundere: Type A. Yana is somewhat aggressive towards her customers and acts resentful towards Ice Bear for a falling out in their relationship, but has a sentimental side and is implied to still harbor feelings for Ice Bear.

    Tom, Griff, and Isaac 
Voiced by: Bert Youn (Tom), Eric Edelstein (Griff, in "Panda's Friend") Faraq Taheed (Griff, in "Bro Brawl"), Demetri Martin (Isaac)
Debuted in: "Panda's Friend"

A trio of human roommates that bear a resemblance to the bears.


  • Ascended Extra: Griff and Isaac started out as simple cameos. Though Tom is still the one with the most focus.
  • By-the-Book Cop: Griff seems to be this, beating up criminals and being respectful to old ladies.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Panda is way better at fashion than his counterpart. Tom gives Griff jeans... to wear as a shirt.
  • Oddball Doppelgänger: Zig-Zagged with the "oddball" part, though. They seem to be slightly more competent than the bears, as Griff is an employed cop who provides for his roommates and the city itself, Isaac is a five-star chef, and Tom actually has a girlfriend. However, they have to worry about paying rent in order to stay together... and also, Tom has a worse fashion sense than Panda.
  • Odd Name Out: While Griff and Isaac's names are similar to Grizz and Ice Bear's, Tom doesn't sound like Panda at all.
  • Otaku: Just like Panda, Tom likes anime and Korean soap operas.
  • Similar Squad: They are human versions of the bears. Isaac even sleeps in a walk-in closet. Lampshaded in "Bro Brawl".
    Brody Brogan: What?! Twinsies!
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Tom kidnapped Panda and moved him to his apartment so they could be roommates... but he doesn't seem to have a crush on Panda due to actually having his own girlfriend. Fortunately, he seems to have gotten over it after realizing it was wrong, though he did joke to Panda about doing it again.
  • Team Chef: Isaac is the chef of the group. A five-star chef, actually.
  • Third-Person Person: Isaac may not have been named in his debut episode if it weren't for this similarity.

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    Ranger Dana Tabes 
See her folder above for tropes regarding her.

    Ranger Martinez 
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"(sighs in relief) It's just a pack of large bears. What can I do for you?"
Voiced by: Keith Ferguson
Debuted in: "Creature Mysteries"

A park ranger who works alongside Ranger Tabes.


  • Beleaguered Assistant: He is often put off by Tabes's Hot-Blooded nature.
  • Flat Character: Other than being an assistant for Tabes ever since she was a child and having used to work alongside her mother, Martinez seems to be nothing more than just an ordinary park ranger.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: He is the bland and generic minor character doing mundane things in the background to Tabes's lively and outgoing recurring character who is one of the bears' closest friends.
  • Sleepyhead: As seen in "Lunch with Tabes", Martinez doses off pretty easily, even after waking up in a shock. Also overlaps with Heavy Sleeper since Grizzly is able to climb over his head without waking him up despite being a fully-grown bear.

    Poppy Rangers 
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"Poppy Rangers have no fear, kind to every bird and deer!"note 
Voiced by: Cate Gragnani (Wallace), Audrey Huynh (Nguyen), Stella Balick-Karrer (Murphy), Danity Harris (Parker), Marissa Soto (Diaz)
Debuted in: "Poppy Rangers", "Ranger Games" (Chuck Wallace)

A quintet (later sextet) of girl junior rangers that Ranger Tabes mentors.


Tropes applying to all Tropes applying to Wallace Tropes applying to Nguyen
  • The Lancer: Given that her future occupation is to be a principal dancer (which has nothing to do with scouting), she seems to be a Poppy Ranger as more of a hobby.
Tropes applying to Murphy
  • The Chick: Given by her description as cheerful and patient, she may be like the Team Mom of the Poppies.
Tropes applying to Parker Tropes applying to Diaz
  • The Smart Girl: Given by her description as curious and witty, and her future occupation to be a biologist, she seems to be the most rational of the Poppies.
Tropes applying to Chuck Wallace
  • Gender-Blender Name: Her first name is "Chuck", which is usually a masculine name.
  • Sixth Ranger: She makes her debut in "Ranger Games" as their newest member.
  • The Voiceless: Unlike her fellow Poppy Rangers, she doesn't speak throughout her debut episode.

Panda's Love Interests

    Celine 
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"The love between brothers is too important. You all seem like a good team! Alright, I should get going. It was really nice meeting you all! Take care!"
Voiced by: Jaclyn Fleming
Debuted in: "Video Date"
A woman from Paramus, New Jersey who meets Panda in a video chat. She mistakenly updated her profile as being from Paris, France and just goes along with it.
  • Gratuitous French: Subverted. Despite being from New Jersey, she is able to speak perfect French, including the accent.
  • Joisey: Once she drops all pretenses of being French, she reveals she's actually this, even speaking the accent.
  • Love Triangle: She unknowingly gets involved in one when all three bears fall in love with her. Neither of them win her over because she didn't want to come between their brotherly relationship.

    Samantha 
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"Mmm, mmm, mmm, throwing trash on the ground, eh? Tsk, tsk, tsk, you're under arrest!"
Voiced by: Kimiko Glenn
Debuted in: "Fashion Bears"
A Passionate Sports Girl who Panda mistakenly proposes marriage to.
  • Accidental Proposal: She basically ropes Panda into marrying her even though he wasn't actually proposing to her, only calling it off when he takes off his outfit and it makes her uncomfortable.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She broke up with Panda because she was uncomfortable with him taking off his clothes and walking around in nothing but his fur.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Sam is considered to be a deconstructed version of one. It's implied that she broke up with a previous boyfriend because he couldn't keep up with her.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: She is a proud Thrill Seeker and rides her bicycle around the city.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Energetic Girl to Panda's Savvy Guy, and possibly her other boyfriends too.

    Amanda 
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"Hey, Panda? If I ever lose my phone again, I hope you're the one that finds it."
Voiced by: Stephanie Sheh
Debuted in: "Summer Love"
A young woman wearing panda bear accessories who meets Panda at a train station where he returns her lost phone before she leaves Bay Area. She is notably the first woman who returns Panda's feelings for her.

Past Characters

    Karla 
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"I miss my home and my sister very much. But we're gonna find a way off the island, don't worry. Good night, sweet bears."
Voiced by: Felicia Day
Debuted in: "The Island"

A young woman castaway shipwrecked on the titular island along with her fellow castaway Dave, Karla has been trying to get off for some time and desires to go home and see her family again. She befriends the three bear cubs when they end up surfacing on the island and becomes a motherly figure to them.


  • Beware the Nice Ones: Karla does not take it well after finding out that Dave has been trying to keep her on the island to have her fall in love with him, calling him out on this demented scheme and leaves him behind while she and the baby bears escape the island.
  • Celibate Heroine: She has no interest in Dave, rejecting his advances and creeped out by his attempts to get close to her.
  • Cool Big Sis: Karla has a sister back home whom she loves very much, although it's unknown which one is the older sister.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Even though she ends up getting separated from the bears, Karla finally gets her wish to go home when a rescue crew takes her in after they escape the island.
  • Mama Bear: Becomes protective of the bears when Dave tries to trap one of them on the island so they can't escape.
  • Nice Girl: A kind and motherly young woman who dotes on the bear cubs.
  • One-Shot Character: Only appeared in "The Island", and may or may not reunite with the bears as they've grown older.
  • Parental Substitute: Had become one to the baby bears, singing a lullaby to them and putting them to bed, as well as feeding them breakfast and giving her blanket to them when they start to freeze after they get off the island.
  • Robinsonade: Karla has been shipwrecked on the island for an unknown period of time and is struggling to survive long enough to try to find a way off.
  • Stepford Smiler: Type A. She tries to keep her spirits up in getting rescued from the island and go back home, but becomes depressed whenever her chances are faltered.
  • There's No Place Like Home: Karla's ultimate wish is to be rescued from the island so she can go home and see her sister again.

    Dave 
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"[Karla]'ll be as madly in love with me as I am with her!"
Voiced by: Jake Johnson
Debuted in: "The Island"

A young man who got shipwrecked on the titular island alongside his fellow castaway Karla. He becomes madly in love with Karla when she arrived on the island, not that the feeling is anywhere close to being reciprocated.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Karla is repulsed by his attempts to woo her, especially when she finds out he has been sabotaging their means of getting off the island to be with her.
  • Ax-Crazy: Willing to leave the three bear cubs to die in quicksand to get Karla to love him pretty much exemplifies it.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts more like an Aloof Big Brother to the bears and offers Karla comfort over the thought of never returning home again, but the gloves come off when they find out that he was hiding supplies necessary to get off the island this whole time so Karla would love him.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Dave has delusional feelings for Karla but she doesn't have any interest in him.
  • It's All About Me: Dave has no problem with sabotaging Karla's chances of going home to stay with her.
  • Jerkass: Possibly even worse than Nom Nom. Once the bears find out that he had hidden a lifeboat to leave, Dave reveals himself to be a self-centered jerk who would rather wreck Karla's chances of leaving the island to be with her sister again just to make her get closer to him.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: He had a raft to get off the island, but he decided to hide it until Karla fell in love with him. Dave was fine with straight up murdering the bear cubs when they found out and throwing said raft away in case she found it.
  • One-Shot Character: Only appeared in "The Island". Unlike Karla, he probably will never appear again because of being stuck on the island forever due to Karla and the bears taking his supplies and leaving him behind.
  • Robinsonade: Was shipwrecked on the island long before Karla did. However, unlike Karla, he has no interest in getting off the island and is willing to sabotage any means of escape and rescue to win her over.
  • Villainous Crush: On Karla, to the point of depriving her of any means of escaping the island. It did not end well for him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has no qualms in throwing the baby bears into quicksand to be with Karla.
  • Yandere: Dave is so obsessed with Karla that he had no qualms with leaving bear cubs to die in quicksand to have her all to himself. He is also fine with throwing away any chance of them getting off the island just to be with her.

    Yuri 
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"Yuri will let you stay if you work. Yuri will give you chores. Yuri will make bear earn keep and food. Yuri wants deal."
Voiced by: Darin De Paul
Debuted In: "Yuri and the Bear"

An elderly Russian man who adopted Ice Bear (before he met Grizzly and Panda) when he was younger. A former Family Man living in the Arctic as a hermit survivalist, he has become cynical and jaded as a result of losing his wife and daughter, threatening anyone trespassing on his property. However, when baby Ice Bear comes into his life, he starts to warm up.


  • Ambiguous Disorder: Appears to have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He will fly into a rage when reminded of his family. Though in the end, he appears to start making an effort to try and get better, especially after he deeply regrets taking it out at baby Ice Bear, resulting in having to send his newest family member away to safety without a proper reconciliation.
  • An Axe to Grind: He was the reason Ice Bear has a personal attachment for axes, as he sent him away drifting into the ocean along with his primary one, having used it to kill pests, chopping wood, and fending off attackers. He had also made a smaller one for baby Ice Bear when the latter is unable to hold up the weight of Yuri's.
  • Badass Beard: A muscle-bound tough Russian with a large white beard.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Don't go through Yuri's possessions involving his lost family or even give him something that reminds him of them in any way.
    • Don't trespass into his tent or he will attack you with his axe.
  • Broken Ace: Yuri is an expertly skilled survivalist who made Ice Bear into the badass that he is today, as he taught him how to prepare and cook fish, how to use axes, the Russian language, mechanical engineering, and knitting. And he is revealed to be grieving over the loss of his family and prefers not to open up about the past because it's too painful for him.
  • Broken Bird: The implied death of his family is what's got him to act bitter and abrasive. His daughter, however, is still alive.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: When he is not being angry, it is shown he can be a huge softie when he bonds with Ice Bear.
  • Cool Old Guy: Although his age is not given and looks elderly, Yuri is very capable of wielding an axe, surviving in the cold environment and still in peak physical condition because of the survivalist lifestyle, even recovering from his leg injury from meeting Ice Bear. He is also stoic, aloof, and cultured with a warmer side.
  • Connected All Along: "Icy Nights II" reveals that he is Yana's father.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The death of his beloved wife and daughter caused him to become cynical and depressed. A later episode in season three reveals that his daughter is alive, though it remains unknown if he is aware of this.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Yuri once had a family who are implied to have died in unknown causes.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Yuri at first only kept Ice Bear around for work, but they later had a genuine parent-child like relationship with each other. Bonus points for living in a snowy continent.
  • Fat Bastard: Downplayed on both sides, he has more muscle than fat, and mostly behaves aloof and grumpy with a soft side.
  • Gentle Giant: A tall and muscular Russian man who is a Bruiser with a Soft Center.
  • Good Parent: He used to be a loving Family Man and had a daughter of his own before she presumably perished along with his wife. Years later, he becomes a tough but loving father figure to baby Ice Bear after eventually warming up to him.
  • Gratuitous Russian: Speaks a bit of Russian after he hurts his leg.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Yuri is cynical and somewhat cranky.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: A rare but downplayed example of The Stoic being this. He does have a temper, but is willing to calm down when Ice Bear stays and helps him out, as long as he doesn't push his Berserk Button.
  • Heartbroken Badass: It is hinted that his family dying is the reason for his cold and aloof behavior.
  • Husky Russkie: A huge, muscular, and stoic Russian man.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Initially cold towards Ice Bear for trespassing in his tent before having a very close paternal relationship with him.
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: He's a brave Russian survivalist who spends his time chopping wood and traveling around on his snowmobile.
  • No Mouth: His mouth is covered up by his mustache that reaches to his beard.
  • Not So Stoic: He expresses anger a few times, being quite short-tempered.
  • One-Shot Character: Only appeared in "Yuri and the Bear" and two flashbacks in "Band of Outsiders" as of yet. In present time, it is unknown if he's even still alive, depending on the Bears' lifespan.
  • Papa Wolf: He comes to Ice Bear's rescue after the latter gets caught in a trap set by the poachers, willing to risk his life for him and determined not to let him die like his previous family had.
  • Parental Substitute: Becomes one to baby Ice Bear after the latter is implied to have lost his mother.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Behaved rough and bitter mostly in the beginning of his debut episode, but is later revealed to be depressed about the death of his family.
  • The Stoic: Goes well with being Russian.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: The loss of his family caused him to become closed off from everyone, and lives by himself in the Arctic as an aloof and temperamental survivalist. However, Yuri is far from being heartless and allows baby Ice Bear to live with him after empathizing with his situation of losing his family to poachers. Soon enough, he shows a warmer side for the polar bear cub and acts as a loving parent towards him to the point where he becomes willing to protect him from hunters with his life.
  • Third-Person Person: Ice Bear learned to talk this way from him.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: When he first met Ice Bear, Yuri tried to kill him for intruding inside his tent. As the episode progresses, Yuri begins to grow fond of Ice Bear and eventually considers him as a new genuine member of his family.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His treasure chest, containing precious mementos of his lost family. It's implied that he hid them away because he wants to forget about the past and takes it very personally when someone tries to look through them.
  • Walking Spoiler: Simply knowing his name spoils a lot about Ice Bear's backstory.
  • When He Smiles: Although we can't really see a smile due to his mouth completely covered by his beard, Yuri clearly feels genuine happiness for the first time since the death of his wife and daughter when he warms up to Ice Bear and bonds with him during the montage.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Attempted to kill baby Ice Bear with an axe when they first met, thinking he was a rat trespassing in his tent.

    Nate 
Voiced by: Christopher Gallant
Debuted In: "Bearz II Men"
A musically-gifted teenager the bears meet as cubs, who hopes to someday become a professional singer. With their help, Nate gets to live out his dream of having a singing career and grow closer to his father.
  • The Gift: Nate never had any formal training, but he has raw, remarkable talent as a singer that wins over anyone who will listen to him.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Downplayed in terms of their age gap. When they become a group, Nate befriends the bears, who are all still babies at the time.
  • One-Shot Character: He only appeared in "Bearz II Men", a flashback to the bears' childhood. It's still unknown what became of him and his career in the present.
  • Self-Backing Vocalist: Curiously, Nate is able to do this even while he's performing live.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Nate's father never supported his dream growing up and while part of him gave up on the idea of that ever happening, another part still craved his approval. Learning his father was proud of his gift at the end of his episode clearly warmed Nate's heart.

    Lorenzo 
Debuted In: "Family Troubles"
An in-universe Cousin Oliver who stole baby Grizzly’s spotlight.
  • Catchphrase: “Lorenzo’s in the house.” It actually ends up being his only line in one script.
  • Cousin Oliver: An in-universe example for the show Family Troubles.
  • Mellow Fellow: Has a pretty cool attitude and doesn't mind being written out of the show.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears as a very minor character, but if he was never hired to star in Family Troubles, Grizzly wouldn't have quit the show to find his adoptive brothers nor realized his "family" never actually cared about him unless Lorenzo pointed it out to him.
  • Totally Radical: Most of his lines are things like “righteous” or “wicked”.

    El Oso 
Voiced by: Jorge Diaz
Debuted In: "El Oso"
A young Mexican bandit that Charlie discovered suffering from heatstroke in a Mexican desert back in 1913. Charlie saved his life, and in return, El Oso protected him from the other less-friendly members of his gang. Notably, he's one of the few humans Charlie has been shown to grow close to in the series, being his very first human friend.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Very narrowly averted. To punish him for his betrayal, Oso's comrades try to chop off his hand before Charlie steps in to rescue him.
  • Bad Liar: He lies under pressure almost as badly as Charlie does.
  • Bandito: At the time of the episode, he's a wanted criminal with a bounty of $300 pesos.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: He really likes to alternate between speaking English and his native tongue.
  • I Owe You My Life: After briefly being put off by Charlie's cryptid status (mistaking him for a chupacabra), El Oso expresses gratitude to Charlie for saving his life, and the two take turns throughout the episode keeping each other out of trouble.
  • Lovable Rogue: Despite his lawless lifestyle, El Oso is presented in a more sympathetic light than his three partners, partly because of his friendship with Charlie and partly because he's shown to be a more principled thief.
  • Meaningful Name: 'El Oso' translates to 'The Bear', foreshadowing Charlie's friendship with the three present-day protagonists.
  • One-Shot Character: El Oso only appeared in his debut episode, which took place in 1913, and is most likely to never appear again because the bears are from the present.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: He and his gang use only their nicknames with each other.
  • Outlaw: Affable as he is, he's still a career thief and a member of a gang of desert bandits; at least until they part ways on less than pleasant terms over Charlie.
  • Posthumous Character: He is from 1913, which means he is most likely dead by the present day.
  • Secret Keeper: Like the bears in the present, Oso tried to protect Charlie by keeping his existence a secret, advising him to keep a low profile from humans.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The thieving, manly man to Charlie's eccentric, sensitive guy.
  • Walking Spoiler: The year he's from spoils a lot about how old Charlie is.

Antagonists

    Barry 
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"I always get what I want."
Voiced by: Kevin McHale
Debuted in: "Icy Nights"

An evil illegal technology man who participates in robot fights and uses advanced technology to get away with his schemes. He stole Ice Bear's upgraded vacuum.


  • Arch-Enemy: To Ice Bear.
  • Bad Boss: Frequently insults the people who work for him.
  • Big Bad: Of the "Icy Nights" episodes.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: "Icy Nights II" reveals he's answerable and submissive to his hard to please father who holds the real pull in the company, something that Yana pokes fun at.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Gets a nasty electrical burn on his left eye during "Icy Nights II".
  • Hate Sink: He is a completely unsympathetic antagonist to Ice Bear who is played very seriously.
  • It's All About Me: When he wants something, he takes it, no matter what. If he can't have it, then no one can.
  • Jerkass: He has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • Karma Houdini: He does get away by suffering no huge losses and mocks Ice Bear about how he failed to avenge his thievery.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His appearances had made the show more action packed and serious.
  • Villain Decay: In-Universe and justified. In his first appearance, he had Ice Bear completely off-guard and manages to get away with severely damaging his vacuum. By his second appearance, Ice Bear had time to prepare and upgrade his vacuum accordingly for their next meeting. It also helps that Barry is being seen emasculated by his father, and he's relying on tech with a very obvious flaw — take out the head and the whole thing goes kaput. He nearly wins at the climax, only to grab the Villain Ball by underestimating the vacuum's tiny axe and laughing at how ridiculous it is, distracting him long enough for Ice Bear to deliver the final blow.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: "Icy Nights II" reveals that he wants to steal Ice Bear's vacuum for his father's company, hoping it will gain his respect.

    The Mad Scientist 
Voiced by: Jason Mantzoukas
Debuted in: "Grizz Helps"

An unnamed Mad Scientist whom Grizz (and in a later episode, Panda) accidentally meet while wandering around San Francisco.


  • Bad People Abuse Animals: He uses animal test subjects for unethical science experiments, even resorting to kidnapping an old lady's pet chicken. It's strongly implied that the animals keep dying due to his failed tests.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's utterly insane and doesn't seem to have a firm grasp on reality.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: He's so paranoid, that he believes Grizzly and Panda are secret agents sent by the federal government to stop his plans.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: After relating his sob story with Panda, he decides to let him go so he can return a lost phone to a girl whom Panda liked.
  • Freudian Excuse: Back when he was working at a real laboratory, he fell in love with a female coworker, but they separated, much to his sorrow and insanity.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's a would-be supervillain, but is just way too incompetent to pull it off.
  • Mad Scientist: He tries (though fails) to create a Time Machine; and later, a device intended for swapping bodies.
  • No Name Given: His real name has yet to be revealed.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: He wouldn't be out of place in a Science Fiction story; but unfortunately for him, none of the crazy inventions he makes seem to be actually feasible. Not to mention that he mistakes Grizzly and Panda for "government bear spies".

    Professor Lampwick 
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"My dear Ms. Park, do you really think you're the first student to kidnap me over a grade? You are, however, the first to get it right. Auf wiedersehen!"
Voiced By: Malcolm McDowell
Debuted in: "Professor Lampwick"

A sinister, coldhearted tutor at Chloe's college.


  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Sports a constantly frowning pair of these.
  • Break Them by Talking: Lampwick is scarily good at this. Even the usually stoic Ice Bear is defeated by it.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: He has apparently been kidnapped by students over a bad grade before, and Chloe is the only one who has passed his test. Then you realize how he surely broke them all apart by talking and they never succeeded...
  • The Dreaded: His students are afraid of him, and he acts the way he does to see what they're made of under pressure, preparing them to adapt well to difficult situations.
  • Evil Brit: The fact that he is voiced by the ever Evil Is Hammy Malcolm McDowell makes more sense.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: A Magnificent Bastard variation. He doesn't press charges after the bears kidnap him to have Chloe prove she has what it takes to pass the test, since other students have done it before over receiving bad grades and he's gotten used to it.
  • Sadist Teacher: Lampwick seems like an intimidating Stern Teacher who takes students kidnapping him in stride but seems to take personal satisfaction in psychologically manipulating them as much as possible to prove themselves and let him go. After the ordeal, Panda implores Chloe to transfer classes, because he is truly messed up.
  • Secret Test of Character: He gives Chloe five minutes to find the equivalent point of sodium hydroxide, eventually revealing that he already untied himself and wanted to see how well Chloe could perform under pressure, rewarding her with extra credit, and he doesn't press charges since other students have previously attempted to kidnap him because of bad grades.

    Ari Curd 
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"Well, howdy there, boys. And welcome back to the flesh world."
Click here to see her online avatar 
Voiced by: Jane Leeves
Debuted in: "Googs"

The founder of the titular episode's headquarters. She sends the Bears (the contest winners) on a virtual reality simulation that unwittingly traumatized them.


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  • Broken Pedestal: Panda practically fanboys over her (through her avatar) until she traps him in a VR simulation and traumatizes him and his brothers for research.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: To Barry. They both rely on robotics and are the heads of their respective companies. However, while Barry is more of a Card-Carrying Villain who's only interested in Ice Bear and his vacuum to impress his father, Ari is more affable but oblivious to the feelings of others, and experiments on all three of the bears simply for scientific research.
  • For Science!: The reason she put the bears in the experimental Googs VR tech? For research, and she's quite oblivious to their feelings about it.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Her defining trait. Apparently, her idea of fun for the Googs contest winner is to surprise them with a virtual reality tour without informing the latter, forcing them into a rocket ship and making them believe they died.
  • Lack of Empathy: She doesn't notice that the bears are angry at her for using them as test subjects for her VR equipment.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: She's not actually malicious, but she earns the Bears' ire for being casual about their horrible experience at Googs.
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