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Total Defluffication! You defluffed them all.
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Naughty Bear is an action game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 about Naughty Bear, a teddy bear who is very naughty. There's a birthday party on the Island of Perfection, and Naughty is not invited. Upset by this, he decides to exact revenge on everyone on the island by scaring the fluff out of them and/or killing them.

This game features many ways to dispatch your fellow teddy brethren. To earn "Naughty points," you perform various naughty actions, such as sabotaging powerboxes, destroying the environment, and scaring the locals. The objective of the game is to cause as much chaos as possible, increasing the score multiplier.

The game was later given a sequel titled Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise, taking place on an island resort but still having the same basic premise.


This video game provides examples of:

  • Aesop Amnesia: You'd think that the rest of the bears would learn to never bully Naughty because of how often he kills them, but it never sticks.
  • Alien Blood: Parodied with the alien bears, who leak different fluff particles, leaking a weird, yellowish foamy substance instead of the classic fluffy cotton bits.
  • Alien Invasion: Happens in Episode 7.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: The Alien Bears, who enslave the island and its inhabitants.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Naughty is treated as an outcast by everyone, even though he wants to be friends.
  • Alpha Bastard: Daddles is the most popular bear on the island, and is one hell of a bastard.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: The bears come in a variety of different colors.
  • An Axe to Grind: A Hatchet and a Large Fire Axe. Implied to be Naughty's Weapon of Choice, as he slept with a toy axe when he was younger.
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  • Anti-Hero: Naughty stops a zombie outbreak and an alien invasion and also stops Fluffy from inadvertently destroying the universe with his experiments.
  • Asshole Victim: The other bears are cruel, so you can't feel bad for them when you horribly murder them.
  • Ax-Crazy: Naughty Bear is very much gone past the point of no return and is murderously unstable.
  • Bears Are Bad News:
    • Naughty Bear kills, assaults, and does other bad stuff to the rest of the teddies.
    • The bears themselves would be straighter examples, as they are constantly belittling and making fun of Naughty even if he's done something nice for them.
  • BFS: The Behemothic Sword.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: One level starts with Naughty discovering the Victim of the Week is strapping cameras to the heads of birds in order to spy on him. Even the name of the level, Big Ted Is Watching, sort of tips one off.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Justified as none of the bears bleed (as they don't have blood) but they leak fluff instead.
  • Bullying a Dragon: The other teddies tend to provoke Naughty at the start of each episode, even if they were killed in the previous one. Special mention goes to Fluffy, who goes to Naughty's hut and throws stones at it and breaks one of his windows in the tutorial just for fun.
  • Catchphrase: Naughty's distinct loud "BOOOOOOOOO!", which tends to be his main vocalization throughout the series. Most other times, he's an Anti-Heroic Mime.
  • Captain Colorbeard: Episode 9 has Captain Bearbeard, a friendly pirate bear who's more of a sea sailing treasure hunter than an actual pirate... Friendly to everyone except violent murderers like Naughty. The treasure he's looking for is buried under Naughtie's hut, so he and his crew plan to tear it down so they can dig up the treasure.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Naughty in spades. He'll happily kick other bears between the legs, kill a trapped bear while they're defenseless, sabotage phones, grills, cars, boats and wait for some poor schmuck to repair it before attacking...
  • The Chew Toy: The other teddies get killed by Naughty frequently, but they had it coming from the way they treat him.
  • Cool Guns: Magnum, Uzi and a Ray Gun, just to name a few.
    • BFG: Naughty Bear gets his hands on an RPG-7. And he uses it in the ending cinematic as revenge.
    • Boom, Headshot!: The pistol execution is this.
    • Hollywood Silencer: Silenced pistols make nothing louder than a "thwip".
  • Crapsaccharine World: It looks cute in the beginning but don't think for a minute that this game doesn't have a dark underbelly. Naughty himself is hardly responsible for some of the shenanigans that take place, which include the rising of the 'un-ted', an alien invasion, and the Vampiricorn's arrival.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Examples of offing the bears include stuffing them in a fridge, tossing them into a cake mixer, and slamming their face into a power box.
  • Death Trap: The bear traps and mines can become this if used properly.
    • Bear Trap: One of Naughty's tools of insanity.
    • Land Mine Goes "Click!": Naughty combines this with a Groin Attack by kicking the hapless victim in the crotch, causing them to fall down in pain... right onto the mine's firing mechanism. Boom, no more bear.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Naughty goes on a killing spree because he wasn't invited to a birthday party and two other bears laughed at the gift he had made.
    • According to the website, Naughty's history of rejection goes back farther than that. He acted selfishly even before the events of the game, which explains why the other bears don't really like Naughty.
    • The Wiki implies that Naughty was simply a naughty, prank-pulling bear who was nonetheless harmless. And then the other bears started treating him like crap.
  • Driven to Suicide: Bears that are driven insane enough will kill themselves on the spot. You get A LOT of points for this, especially if you drive them to suicide in front of witnesses.
  • Ear Notch: Naughty has one on his left ear.
  • Evil Brit: Lampshaded in the loading texts where it says "Naughty doesn't have any voices in his head, except for that one English guy that pushes him to kill."
  • False Flag Operation: The player can pull this off by wearing the costume of any of the "special" bears and attacking the other bears, sparking fighting between the different factions.
  • Fragile Speedster: The Ninja Bears are among the fastest bears, but also among the most fragile.
  • Glass Cannon: The Ninja Bears are arguably the most deadly bear faction in close-quarter combat, but they also have relatively poor health and tend to flee when they take too much damage.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Naughty has one.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Sometimes accidentally done by the game when the camera switches to a different angle during an Ultra Kill and hides the violence behind a wall or a tree.
  • Groin Attack: Naughty Bear can kick other bears in the crotch... or whack them there with an axe during a kill animation. It even works on robots.
  • Harmless Electrocution: Subverted; all the bears can be electrocuted by tampering with an item [Arcade machine, Conveyor belt computer, DJ booth, Power supply, TV] and shoving them into the exposed wires while they attempt to repair it.
  • Harmless Freezing: Also subverted. Live bear goes in, dead bear inside an ice cube comes out. And the ice slowly melts, leaving only the corpse...
  • Hearing Voices: It's implied the narrator is only in Naughty's head.
    Text on the Loading Screen: Naughty doesn't have any voices in his head, except for that one English guy that pushes him to kill.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: You can step on your own bear traps and land mine if you're not careful.
  • Improbable Weapon User
  • Just for Pun: Nearly every single kill phrase, eg. "Incredi-belly knifeage", "Car-Nage", etc.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: When Naughty saves everyone from aliens, the other teddy bears hold a party for him, looking as if they respect him now...and then they proceed to embarrass him again by giving him a cake in the face and laugh at him.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: The teddy bears tend to be terrorized and even killed by Naughty (though they always come back), but he does this as revenge for them ostracizing and making fun of him even if he does something good. It doesn't help that they can never remember that he has a breaking point.
  • Kick the Dog: Many of the bears' actions towards Naughty.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Naughty is often killing the other bears, but they deserve it because of how mean they are to him.
  • Kill 'Em All: "Total Defluffication! You defluffed them all."
  • Killer Teddy Bear: Naughty Bear himself.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: A Ninjato to be precise.
  • Lemony Narrator: The narrator is a parody of those Saturday morning cartoons. He's also the one that encourages Naughty Bear to go on a rampage.
  • Machete Mayhem: One of the more Common weapons
  • Mighty Glacier: The Zombears are the slowest of the bear factions, but also the most durable in combat.
  • Mind-Control Device: The aliens use these to place Sunbeam and other bears under their control.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: One of the ways to defluff your victims. It doesn't give as much points, however.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Naughty is the only one of the bears with a scar and with brown fur.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Executing somebody unarmed is no harder than with a weapon.
  • Neck Lift: Naughty can do this, as does the Vampiricorn.
  • Neck Snap: One of the ways Naughty can kill.
  • Only Friend: The Narrator is this to Naughty.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: The Vampiricorn. It looks like a cross between a zombie and a vampire, and seems to be wearing a Ludwig-inspired... wig. He and his minions serve as the threat of episode 10.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: The Un-Ted.
  • Pirates vs. Ninjas: The Ninja and Pirate Bears will automatically attack one another if they're in the same location.
  • Police Are Useless: Averted. Police/Army bears are a threat to Naughty, although he can still kill them like the other bears; especially handy if you want the bonus points or to use their powerful guns.
  • Red Right Hand: Naughty is missing a huge chunk of his left ear.
  • Reformed, but Rejected: Naughty was always a troublemaker, but when he tries to do something nice, the other bears simply laugh at him.
  • RevengeSVP: The entire premise of the first episode.
  • Serial Killer: Naughty's M.O. is essentially to act like a horror film villain.
  • Set a Mook to Kill a Mook: You can disguise yourself as any of the "special" bears and attack the other bears, resulting in the different bear factions attacking and killing one another.
  • Shout-Out: Loads, from the Ninja boss Master Miyagi to the tons of B.E.A.R.S. that have all their names taken from Police Academy like ELITE Mahoney. Also, one of the police bears is named Gordon.
  • Spiritual Successor: This game can be considered the spiritual successor to Manhunt.
  • Sugar Apocalypse
  • Super Hero: The X-Bears in episode 8 are a team of superhero bears.
  • Taking Over the Town: A one-teddy version; some players attempt this by sinking the boat, disabling the car and phones and setting up traps at the dock that the police use. This is usually successful at keeping the others from escaping.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: The bears killed in an episode simply come back to life in the next episode.
  • Too Dumb to Live: OK, Daddles. You go out of your way to humiliate, embarrass, and do other nasty and vicious things to Naughty Bear despite the painfully obvious fact that he has a breaking point. He gets what he deserves when he finally snaps.
    • Same goes to the other bears, who are complete dicks to him for little reason. Makes what happens next slightly understandable.
    • "Oh no! Naughty's gone berserk and is murdering everyone on the island! Let me fix this broken telephone right out here in the open!"
    • In the ending, the other bears invite Naughty to a celebration. As soon as he gets there, they smash a cake into his face and laugh at him, without trying to kill him or anything. No surprises as to what happens next.
  • Unexpected Kindness: At the end of the game after Naughty has saved the island from the aliens, the bears who usually mistreat him hold a ceremony for him, and the narrator notes that this is quite a surprise. Naughty appears to be surprised and touched by this. It's soon subverted when one of them throws a cake right in Naughty's face and the others laugh at him, meaning that they only brought him here to set him up for humiliation and they are not the least bit grateful for what he's done.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After Naughty Bear saves the island from the aliens, they decide to deceive him by throwing a party for him, then throw a cake in his face and laugh at him.
  • Vampire Monarch: The Vampiricorn, leader of the vampire bears.
  • Vehicular Sabotage: Can be done either on his own or with the aid of a corpse from a bear who tried to escape.
  • Villain Protagonist: It doesn't help that the other bears are trying to kill Naughty, spy on him, humiliate him, or destroy his hut in the glades.
  • Your Head Asplode: Unarmed bears that are Driven to Suicide will make their own heads inflate and burst.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: In "Night of the Living Ted", when Nibbles accidentally summons the Zombears by reading a cursed book.

New to Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise

  • Broomstick Quarterstaff
  • Darker and Edgier: Subverted somewhat. While it's still just as violent as the first game, it doesn't even try to mask itself as a happy, stuffed animal quest at the beginning of the game. Unless a title screen with creepy music, a green bear with a hole in his chest and a missing arm, and an interactive double-barrel shotgun with the phrase "A good bear is a dead bear" is a happy game in your eyes.
  • Death by Irony: The target will usually be killed like this.
  • Enemy to All Living Things: And it's the best way to achieve maximum points.
  • Grievous Bottley Harm: With 'intact wine bottle' and 'broken wine bottle' versions.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Level 13 has you impale Silky on his own Unibear statue.
  • Improvised Weapon: New ones: a lawn mower, a hotel bell, a saguaro, a dumpster, a bass amplifier, etc.
  • Fluff-Eating Plant: Level two. You get to feed the Victim of the Week to said plant, and it isn't pretty.
  • Mugged for Disguise: Fatally so. Naughty drags his victim into the woods, squeezes their neck so hard their head pops off, and dons their outfit as a disguise. He can even wear the faces of some bears, Hannibal Lecter style.
  • Nice Guy: Dr. Juggles, a kind psychiatrist bear who wants to help Naughty with his issues so he and the other bears can live in harmony. Unfortunately, the narrator convinces Naughty to kill him.
  • Rewarding Vandalism / Die, Chair, Die!: Literally in both counts; break furniture, boxes, trash bins, barrels, amplifiers, Fluff-frogs, etc.; literally if you destroy just about anything. And you get a LOT of coins for it.
  • Serial Killer: Aside from Naughty, there is Jacques le Tickler, a "serial tickler" bear who uses his sharp claws to "tickle" other bears in a sick game.
  • Threatening Shark: Called ‘Sand Dolphins’; will eat your victims if they’re thrown in the water.
  • Underside Ride: How Naughty gets to the Island, taped to the bottom of the bus. He throws the camera quite the Psychotic Smirk, too.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Naughty Bear himself. He wouldn't have gone through with his rampage had the other bears been nicer to him and invited him on their vacation.