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    Charlie 
Voiced by: Jason Lee
Debuted in: "Charlie"
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"You must be Grizzly. Charlie, it's a pleasure, really is." (roughly shakes Grizzly's paw and ends up knocking him back)

Charlie is a bigfoot. He wanders around the San Francisco woods in a life of solitude until he meets the Bears after they agree to let him live in their cave for a little while through a website called CaveShare.


  • Acquired Situational Narcissism: In "Charlie Ball", he gets drafted to replace Panda, who had injured his hand, in the Bears' street ball team against a group of human players while disguising himself as a bear. After finding out that he's such a natural at the sport, he quickly lets it go to his head, ruining the entire fun of the game for the bears. He acts like a jerkass so much that, when Panda gets reinstated after healing up, he joins the opposing team after Grizzly kicks him off the bears' team just to trounce them with his mad skills. It eventually bites him back when his disguise falls off and he ends up getting harassed by his new team.
  • Alien Blood: Revealed to be blue in "Charlie's Big Foot".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: In "Ice Cave", Ralph pushes Charlie too far by insulting his friendship with the bears and finds out he can be pretty dangerous when provoked, though he will not stoop to Ralph's level letting him be killed.
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: A bigfoot.
  • Character Development: In his first appearance, he was one long, egregious list of things not to do in another person's house, dipping his cheese puff dusted hands into Ice Bear's soup and using Panda's pillow to sop up the water from the toilet he'd just flooded. He's still clumsy, Innocently Insensitive, socially awkward, bigoted towards humans, and hypocritical about his problems, but has at least developed a better grasp of how to conduct himself around other people.
    • He is also slowly growing out of his xenophobia towards humans when Ranger Tabes becomes his first (chronologically second) human friend by the end of "Rescue Ranger", even opening up to her more throughout "Tabes & Charlie".
  • Chupacabra: In "El Oso", he was mistaken for a chupacabra by Mexicans due to witnessing him seemingly attempting to eat goats (in reality, he was just trying to give them hugs).
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Comes with his extreme obliviousness towards societal norms.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: He gets a little too enthusiastic when shaking Grizzly's hand, and ends up knocking him back a little.
  • The Drifter: Not by choice. Charlie has to constantly move from place to place because of the paparazzi. As a result, he's very lonely.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He dislikes humans for constantly harassing him with cameras and trying to trap him but draws the line at leaving them to die or killing them outright such as "Creature Mysteries", "Ralph", and "El Oso".
  • Foil:
    • To Nom Nom. They're both exotic, gray creatures who are constantly followed around by people who want pictures, and they both have connections with the bears. However, while Nom Nom doesn't like the bears but loves having adoring fans, Charlie genuinely wants the bears as his friends, and hates that people follow him around all the time.
    • And also to the bears themselves. He's even more socially awkward, to the point he makes them feel awkward.
    • To Chloe. They both are the bears' closest friends and are socially inept around humans but get along with animals just fine. However, while Chloe wants to connect with other humans, Charlie prefers to stay away from them.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Charlie may not be great with humans, but he has no problem getting along with animals.
  • Gentle Giant: He's a bigfoot with a big heart.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Combined with his Gentle Giant and Friend to All Living Things, it is revealed that his fur is actually GOLDEN underneath all the dirt and mud: complete with mustache and flowing hair, however says that it feels uncomfortable being so clean that he applies a layer of mud to himself.
  • Hypocrite: He often complains about humans for their constant No Sense of Personal Space towards him, yet he always does the same thing every time he visits the bears just to escape his own loneliness.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: He's constantly being chased by paparazzi who are trying to prove his existence, but he's really lonely. He has a lot of fun with the bears and admits he wishes he could have more friends like them.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Started out as the living embodiment of this trope, and even now, he has his moments. For example, when he sees a picture of Lucy, he asks Panda if she's his girlfriend; when Panda shyly says no, Charlie's response is to laugh and say "Yeah, that makes more sense." Panda is not amused.
  • The Klutz: He always seems to be dropping things and knocking things over.
  • Lovable Coward: When faced with danger he Screams Like a Little Girl and hides. However, he can be brave when someone else is in danger, even a human's (which he distrusts), such as saving Ranger Tabes from a fire around the bears' roof, trying to save a group of human tourists from falling off a Rope Bridge, fighting the bullying Ralph to a standstill, and coming up with an ingenious bluff to save El Oso from having his hand chopped off by his gang.
  • Manchild: He is referred to as a "big kid" and is just as childish as Grizzly and Panda. When the paparazzi find him at the bears' cave in his debut episode, his response is to hide under Panda's bed, barricade himself in with Panda's stuffed animals, and whimper pitifully. It also overlaps with Immortal Immaturity since he's revealed to be from 1913 or even further and yet he still acts like a kid, though it's unknown if it's actually immortality or not.
  • Motor Mouth: Hardly ever shuts up.
  • Noble Bigot: To humans, he is understandably xenophobic and distrustful of them, often distancing himself from them and sometimes believing they naturally have No Sense of Personal Space. To everyone else, he is an openly friendly and loving person. However, despite his problems with humans, he still cares about their well-being and wouldn't leave them to die from fatal dangers. He'll also be perfectly cordial with humans if he's in disguise.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He walks into the bears' cave uninvited a lot, often at inopportune times or when they're about to do something, wondering why they don't want to join him in his latest activity. Ironically, to humans, he is constantly distant, distrustful and reserved towards them and relies on the bears to escape from them out of fear of being harassed. He's also quite touchy feely, particularly around Panda.
  • No Social Skills: Since he's constantly moving around a lot due to humans constantly harassing him, it's safe to assume that he doesn't quite know how to interact with others. Charlie definitely wants friends, but he doesn't seem to understand that 90% of what he says and does is inappropriate.
  • Properly Paranoid: When Charlie first enters the bears' home, he immediately locks the door and shuts all the curtains, almost as if he's afraid of being spotted. Turns out it's because he's constantly being chased around by bigfoot paparazzi.
    Charlie: Quite a lot of windows y'all got!
  • Really 700 Years Old: A brief flashback in "Creature Mysteries" implies that he lived for several decades, as he looks the same age around when Ranger Tabes was still a little girl. Confirmed in "El Oso", where it's revealed he lived from year 1913.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Whenever he sees a camera.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: He's this in his first appearance, quickly making a nuisance of himself when he stays with the bears for awhile.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheese Poofies.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: Sort of. When the Bigfoot paparazzi begin gathering around the bears' house, Charlie hides under Panda's bed, surrounded by pillows.
  • Trauma Button: Phones and cameras, due to the paparazzi always following him around.
  • Used to Be More Social: It was revealed in "El Oso" that Charlie used to be more open to the idea of befriending a human compared to now where he just hides from them.
  • Voice Changeling: He can mimic many sounds from people's voices to animal calls and even gunfire.
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    Ralph 
Voiced by: John DiMaggio
Debuted in: "Ralph"
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A fellow sasquatch that Charlie encounters and tries to befriend. Ralph soon proves himself to be a colossal jerk and a bully, destroying any chance of friendship with Charlie before it began.


  • A Million Is a Statistic: He figures that since his kind is fairly rare, and humans are billions strong, that there's nothing wrong with killing them for his own twisted amusement.
  • Barbaric Bully: His idea of a good time is aggressively scaring and pranking humans, and he spends most of his time with Charlie and the bears throwing petty insults at them and trying to get them to kowtow to his whims.
  • Big Bad: To Charlie and the Bears, when he proclaims himself king of the bears' cave in "Ice Cave".
  • Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: He's a yeti from up north.
  • Broken Pedestal: To Charlie, who admired him for his muscular physique and strong courage to stand up to humans, even ignoring the fact that he's an aggressive jerk to them. However, when he discovers Ralph is willing to kill them out of amusement, he is horrified at his actions and loses his admiration when Ralph leaves him to die with them.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In "Ice Cave", he ambushes Ice Bear first in his sleep to take over the bear's cave, trapping him in a frozen bathtub after knowing he is capable of overpowering him. He does it again after Ice Bear breaks free and challenges him by setting off a net trap instead of fighting him directly.
  • Evil Counterpart: Charlie is a bigfoot and a Friend to All Living Things. While he's also a Noble Bigot who doesn't like humans, he'll still go out of his way to save them if they're in danger. Ralph is a yeti who treats everyone like garbage, and is a Politically Incorrect Villain willing to kill humans for a laugh.
  • False Friend: He really only hangs with Charlie so long as Charlie is willing to do whatever Ralph thinks is fun. The second Charlie tries to save the people Ralph endangers during a prank, Ralph ditches him without a second thought.
  • Hate at First Sight: With Ice Bear, who sees through him immediately. Their first meeting is a mutual Death Glare.
  • It Amused Me: Ralph plays a lot of pranks on people just for the sake of watching them squirm, to the point where he's fine killing them for a laugh.
  • Jerkass: He's obnoxious, overconfident, and insulting in his appearances.
  • Jerk Jock: He has the demeanor and behavior of one, with his bulky build and repeatedly referring to Charlie and the bears as "nerds."
  • Knight of Cerebus: The fact that he's willing to kill humans for fun makes him a surprisingly sinister antagonist for one of Cartoon Network's lightest and softest shows.
  • Lack of Empathy: Ralph doesn't care who his pranks hurt, to the point where he tries to kill a group of humans and leaves his "friend" Charlie to die when he tries to save them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: The end of his debut episode has him swarmed by snakes after he kicked one of them for no reason.
  • Light Is Not Good: He has lighter fur than Charlie and white is mostly a color used by the good guys's, but his personality is more of a jerkass bigot.
  • Misplaced Wildlife: Yetis are usually known to be sighted in Asia, namely the Himalayas. He is implied to travel a lot though.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He has no respect nor concern for anyone, especially humans, and is happy to leave them to their fates if he can.
  • Shadow Archetype: He represents what Charlie would've become if he had taken his xenophobia towards humans at extreme levels, deciding to stop being afraid and fight back against them without remorse.
  • There Is Another: Charlie is surprised to find another creature like himself and tries to bond with him over it. Things don't work out.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Charlie saves and spares his life at the end of "Ice Cave" but Ralph treats him just as contemptuously as ever as he leaves.
  • Villain Has a Point: When Charlie says destroying a bridge humans are on is dangerous, Ralph fires back that Charlie throwing a beehive at a human earlier was also dangerous. In "Ice Cave", he brings up to Charlie on why would he want to be friends with the bears while pointing out their obvious flaws as a whole.

Animals

    Nom Nom 
Voiced by: Patton Oswalt
Debuted in: "Viral Video"
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"I have servants, really yummy food, the Internet. I think you can agree, I don't need anything else."

Nom Nom is a koala. He is a vain, spoiled, and stuck up internet star, although he doesn't speak in his videos.


  • Aesop Amnesia: No matter how many times he learns that being a jerk gets him nowhere and the bears are cool, he'll be back to being unpleasant and hating them again by the next episode.
    • Season 4 onward begins to subvert this, having him become more tolerable of at least Grizz every time they cross paths.
  • Attention Whore: He really enjoys basking in the spotlight of being an internet video sensation, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get back on track, even if it involves making temporary friendships with the Bears.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Only in his internet videos. When he isn't performing, he is drawn with Sphere Eyes like everyone else.
  • Big Bad: The closest thing this show has to one. Whenever he appears, you can be sure he'll be causing most of the problems the bears have in that episode. He's not evil, he's just a jerk.
    • Arguably in the process of being subverted, especially noticeable beginning with "Nom Nom's Entourage" and beyond.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In "Viral Video", Nom Nom pretends to be nice and friendly to the public, but Grizzly learned that he was actually a "butt". And then when he returns in "Nom Nom", Grizzly gives him a second chance but yet again Nom Nom fakes being the nice and friendly koala everyone "thought" he was.
  • Broken Pedestal: Subverted, surprisingly. When Grizz first hears about him, he assumed to be just as cute and cuddly as the videos show. But despite Grizz finding out he's anything but, he still shows some respect for him and helps him out when he feels he needs it (despite Nom Nom saying otherwise).
  • Cry Cute: Does this in his title episode "Nom Nom" when he was upset about losing his fame.
  • Defrosting The Ice King: Episodes like "Nom Nom's Entourage" and "Anger Management" hint that the bears might slowly be growing on him. Not that he'd ever admit it.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: On eucalyptus juice in "Nom Nom".
  • Faux Affably Evil: In "Viral Video" he acts like a nice guy towards Grizzly, and then reveals he's a spoiled star.
  • Foil: To the bears. Particularly Grizzly. While Grizz is an earnest Nice Guy who dearly cherishes the few friends he has, Nom Nom is a vain Jerkass who coldly admits he doesn't need friends. Additionally, he's a koala, an animal that is often mistaken for a bear but actually isn't.
  • Freudian Excuse: Very vaguely implied in "Panda's Sneeze" when he makes a comment that newly internet famous Panda will get used to his fame, sounding somewhat resigned. In "Nom Nom's Entourage," he admits that because he's so busy being Internet famous, he doesn't know how to make real friends.
    • Outright confirmed in "Kyle", where it's revealed that he was separated from his family, and has no real idea where they are. He's crushed when he finds out he's been taken in by a con artist pretending to be his brother. Simply thinking he had a brother made him genuinely happy.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He has quite a bad temper. Given how aggressive and irritable real life koalas are, this is somewhat fitting. This becomes a major plot point in "Anger Management".
  • Hate Sink: Being a mean spirited Spoiled Brat and all. But slowly he moving out of this with his sympathetic traits being shown.
  • Hates the Job, Loves the Limelight: Doesn't mind the perks of fame at all, but he couldn't care less about his fans.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Although "Nom Nom's Entourage" suggests that he may have some good in him, but it's buried very, very deep inside him. Time will tell if the bears will manage to unearth it.
    • In "Anger Management", he secretly liked receiving a genuine hug from Grizzly at the end of the episode.
    • In "Kyle," he is really happy when he meets his supposedly long-lost brother, and when it turns out that Kyle is actually a fraud who is after his fortune, he's heartbroken.
    • In "Vacation", when the plane is about to crash, he admits that Grizzly is the only real friend he's ever had and that he genuinely loves the bear, later inviting him to room with him on his vacation.
  • The Internet Is for Cats: He appears on cute videos but is actually a spoiled jerk.
  • It's All About Me: All he cares about is himself and having friends would mean people getting in his way.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Though very rarely his soft side will show from time to time, especially in the episode "Vacation".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In the opening, he is already a Jerkass but when he meets Grizzly, he is a friendly and easygoing guy...until he reveals to Grizzly that he doesn't need friends and was simply toying with Grizzly. He slowly moving out of this
  • Karma Houdini: Tends to get away with a LOT. He received no consequences for remorselessly throwing Grizzly out of his limo in viral video and the bears were easy to forgive him in "Nom Nom", save for Ice Bear. After nearly killing Grizz and Panda in "Nom Nom," Ice Bear does manage to rescue his brothers and send Nom Nom into a cotton candy machine. But this only returns Nom Nom to fame. Believe it or not, it's PANDA who knocks him down a peg in "Panda's Sneeze" by nearly beating him at his own game in the Cute-Off. Had Nom Nom not spazzed out in its last moments and caused Panda's sneezes to go too intense and scare away the crowd, it's clear Panda would have beaten him. This gets also subverted in that same episode, where Ice Bear's rogue robot clone destroys the trophy Nom Nom selfishly tried to claim and then kidnaps him.
    • It's also somewhat subverted in "Captain Craboo." Although Nom Nom does succeed in getting Craboo arrested and sent away with a Wounded Gazelle Gambit, he gets taken away by the cops for disorderly conduct after the bears release Craboo into the ocean.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He appears to have no problem with temporarily befriending the Bears to help him recover his social status, usually de-friending them soon afterwards as soon as he's back in the spotlight.
  • The Napoleon: A short koala with massive anger issues, and bossy to his workers.
  • Nice Character, Mean Actor: Acts all cute and cuddly in public, but privately he's a real jerk.
  • Perpetual Frowner: He even is shown to have trouble smiling in "Anger Management".
  • Rich Bastard: Tons of money, tons of attitude.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: He's built his entire career on being this, and exploits it for all it's worth.
  • The Rival: He seems to be the rival of all three bears as he has targeted each one of them separately. In the opening theme, he throws a soda bottle at Panda to smack Panda's drink out of his paws. In "Viral Video", he allows Grizzly to stay in the limo and chats with him while acting all buddy-buddy until he tells Grizz he doesn't need friends and has him thrown out of the limo in the middle of nowhere. And in "Nom Nom", Ice Bear distrusts him and sees through his act. Nom Nom then replaces Ice Bear and makes his life a living hell by stealing his brothers' affection and trapping him in a deep and dark hole. And then in "Panda's Sneeze", Nom Nom convinces Panda to stop acting cute so he could take back his fame. When Panda decides to embrace his cuteness act, Nom Nom gets angry and throws a temper tantrum at him, the result costing both their fame.
    • He also has a rival of his own in Andy Bangs, a kid who posts his pranks on the internet. It's his teasing of Nom Nom that starts the plot of "Nom Nom's Entourage".
  • Sinister Shades: The shades are extremely dark and obscure his eyes completely and when he takes them off, he seems nice...at first.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: To Ice Bear, the most distrusting of him.
  • Spoiled Brat: All the fame and fortune has really made him a selfish jerk.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Nom Nom has a high opinion of how cute he is.
  • Talking Animal: One of the only non-bear animals who can speak.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He has photo of his family that keeps on him at all times.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In "Captain Craboo," after spending most of the episode leading a police chase after the bears and their pet crab, Nom Nom loses his temper with the cops after they corner the bears (who have just released Craboo) on a beach. The cops immediately arrest him for disorderly conduct.

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    Shmorby 
Voiced by: Griffin McElroy
Debuted in: "Googs"

The Googs mascot, an AI that takes the form of a caterpillar.


  • But Now I Must Go: When the bears become independent again, he becomes a butterfly and leaves.
  • Easily Forgiven: After his part in traumatizing the bears in his debut episode, they're surprisingly willing to accept his help in his next appearance, with only a little suspicion. It helps that he was sent as an apology for thattrauma in the first place.
  • The Pollyanna: Almost always chipper and happy.
  • Surprise Creepy: Slips into this when Ari mentions the capabilities of their holograms.
    Shmorby: I can feel pain.

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