This portrayal is affecting all bears, including you guys. People are gonna watch this on their movie nights and think all bears are actually like this.
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Grizzly "Grizz" Bear is the overall main protagonist of We Bare Bears.
Being a grizzly bear, he is familiar with the forest area that the Bears live in. He is the leader of the three and is seen as such. He tries his best to do what's right for both the benefit of his family and himself, but he can sometimes get carried away. Growing up without parents or guardians, much like his adoptive brothers, he grew up trying to be a model big brother, though he was not very good at it.
Grizzly is an anthropomorphic grizzly bear. His entire body is completely covered in brown fur. Grizzly is in the middle in terms of height, being taller than Panda and shorter than Ice Bear.
Grizzly is characterized as bubbly, hyperactive, loud, and talkative.
He acts as and is seen as, the leader to his two brothers. Out of the three Bears, he stands out the most and sets good examples for them. He's always optimistic and gluttonous. He loves to make friends, enjoying attention and generally being very social and friendly - meeting someone new means possibly making a new friend. Grizzly wanted to be internet famous in the episode "Viral Video", but he gave up on it, finding out that he wouldn't have the time to spend with his friends. Even though he had discovered this unfortunate revelation, from time to time, he will still attempt to become internet famous, however in his own way. He has a love of film that stems from experience from a very young age.
Despite his appearance and rather childish behavior, Grizzly is shown to be fairly knowledgeable about some things to help guide his brothers if they need help. A small example of this can be seen at the beginning of "Brother Up" when he's taking his brothers out for exercise, and in the end where he knows exactly what to do to fend off the wolves.
He loves his brothers unconditionally and would take a bullet for them. In "Our Stuff", when the Bears found themselves in trouble, Grizzly stated they would go through the hardship together. He is the most outgoing and proactive of his brothers.
Sometimes when Grizzly finds himself in an awkward situation, he refuses help and tries to independently find a way to fix the problem. This is shown in "Everyday Bears" when Grizzly gets stuck in a tree and he refuses everyone's help to get him out of the tree.
Occasionally, Grizzly can have major mood swings, causing him to veer from his usual happy-go-lucky attitude. During these mood swings, Grizzly can become very surly or even extremely distressed, or even have a breakdown as shown in "Hibernation". Sometimes, he can also exhibit behaviors one could find selfish, such as trying to become viral mostly for his own gain.
He has a tendency to be overly sentimental at times, even subconsciously. This is shown in "Burrito" when a burrito he ordered apparently reminded him of a firefighter saving him as a cub, causing him to become emotionally attached to it, though, as his memory was foggy, he couldn't clearly recall the event. A few other things he has expressed in passion were his home being nearly torn down and his desire to try to get back in touch with his primal roots.
He has also been shown to have nightmares regarding his past, as shown in "Burrito", which may be a driving force in his protective nature towards his brothers.
Grizzly can also be described as a disorganized, not-so-orderly bear. This has been proven in the episode "Rooms" when Panda finds Grizzly’s room an utter mess, unlike his own. Surprisingly, this messy room also reflects Grizzly's laziness and even his frequent disregard for personal hygiene.
Grizzly's change is the least dramatic of the Three Bears in the transition from the web-comic to the cartoon. The only major difference appears to be his more consistently positive attitude; his personality is rather plain in the Three Bare Bears while he's shown to be more mercurial in the show. He also appears to be much less of a quick thinker than his television counterpart, his ideas generally landing the Bears in trouble, and rarely do they produce the desired outcome. He also appears to be more violent in the comics and pilot, even than in the show, as he ends up mauling a young child in both after minor provocation, albeit unintentionally, however, it has been shown in the show that Grizzly can be fairly violent from time to time under certain circumstances, though it's very rare.
When he wants to, Grizzly can let out an immense roar. Not only is it extremely loud, but it can be very startling. Though his roar isn't that of a wild grizzly's roar, it can still get the job done. His roar has only been heard so far in "Brother Up" when he had to save his brothers from the Wolf Pack, lead by their Alpha.
Grizzly is very adept at climbing trees in short amounts of time. This ability is demonstrated in both "Everyday Bears" and "Primal". His technique primarily consists of grasping onto the tree and climbing it in a spiral around the tree. He can easily manage to climb up to the top of trees within a few seconds.
Though he doesn't tend to use his claws like Ice Bear does, he still utilizes them whenever he gets overly angry or excited. This can be demonstrated in the first strip of The Three Bare Bears and in the Pilot when, after getting extremely excited and angry, he clawed someone in the back.
While he isn't nearly as strong as Ice Bear, Grizzly has occasionally demonstrated great strength. In "Yard Sale", Grizzly was able to stop a moving vehicle with his two fists and was able to smash a mailbox, though that may be due to his foam fists. In "Panda's Date", he was able to lift throw a large boulder high and far. Grizzly doesn't tend to use pure strength often, and rather uses his other abilities to accomplish his goals. In "Grizzly the Movie", Grizzly's film set collapsed and Andy was buried underneath and Grizzly lifted the huge rock and saved Andy.
Possessing a natural bear's eating ability, in the episode "Burrito", Grizzly eats up nearly 30 burritos within 15 minutes. This shows that Grizzly can eat more than Panda and Ice Bear with less time needed. Additionally, in "Chloe", Chloe firmly stated in her presentation about bears that Grizzly's stomach is an insatiable black hole that never stops eating.
Sense of Smell
Being a bear, he's possesses the greatest sense of smell in the entire animal kingdom and he able to sniff down a chocolate cake from the cave all the way to the shack as demonstrated in "Bear Cleanse". Grizzly shares a powerful sense of smell with Ice Bear who seems to utilize it more.
Grizzly is able to speak to some varieties of animals. In the episode "Bunnies" he is shown to be able to speak rabbit, and in "Pigeons" he is able to speak to Brenda and the other pigeons as well. He claims to be able to speak bat in the episode "Poppy Rangers" but only upset the bats he tried to talk to. (Though this could be because he tried to speak vampire bat to them, after being told that species is not native to North America.)
Not much is known about Grizzly's past, though what is known is he was parentless from a very young age. It is unknown what happened to his parent(s) or who they were.
He's first seen without them in a flashback during the beginning and very end of "Burrito". He's a very young cub at this point and is shown to be stuck in a large tree during a rainstorm. He's also crying loudly in fear. The tree is surrounded by police cars and firetrucks and some bystanders who presumably called 911; authorities rushing to get the cub down safely.
The firemen quickly prep before sending one of them up to retrieve the bear. Once he reaches the crying Grizzly, he reaches out his hand for him to grab onto. It takes a while to calm him down, but when he does, he grabs a tight hold onto the fireman's wrist before he heads down with the cub.
After the situation dies down and all is calm, the firemen head off to take the cub to safety, Grizzly still tightly gripping onto the cuff of the man who saved him.
Grizzly is then adopted by a TV Network to star in "Family Troubles", a Canadian Sitcom. He starts to consider his co-stars on the show as his real family. Unfortunately, this is one-sided, however, the actors do play along.
Grizzly and Panda are brothers. Grizzly is a leader figure to both Panda and Ice Bear. In "Our Stuff", Grizzly helps Panda find his backpack, which contained his phone, and can also bear stack as a way of traveling faster. The two have been shown to be very close to each other, especially in episodes such as "Jean Jacket", "Nom Nom", "Brother Up", "Occupy Bears", "The Road", and "Pet Shop", to name a few. In "Cupcake Job", while trying to protect themselves from being attacked by an angry mob of customers, the two admit what they had done to the laptop when they hatched the idea of making a giant cupcake. They end up scooping up all the cupcake batter that covered the room and used it to create a giant, and disgusting, cupcake. In "Hibernation", when Grizzly's brothers checked up on him, they woke him up because of a dream he was having. They then said they would head back to the cave to let him rest. Grizzly didn't want them to leave which led to Panda offering if he'd join them outside, to which Grizzly accepts. The three end up sitting out under the stars together. On making on his own movie 'Crowbar Jones' he makes Panda become his sidekick and he makes Panda as the funny character of the movie.
Grizzly and Ice Bear are brothers. Ice Bear is also shown to be close to Grizzly in episodes such as "Jean Jacket", where Grizzly sacrificed himself and Ice Bear cried (on the inside), or in "Viral Video" where he hugged Grizzly upon his return... Then slammed him onto the ground for ditching him and Panda. Ice Bear was also seen close, literally, to him in "Occupy Bears" and " Hibernation", and also in the cub episodes. In "Emergency", Grizzly knew all Ice Bear needed was alone time after finding him at the skating rink. Grizzly acts much like a leader figure to both Panda and Ice Bear, in which he is the older brother. He seems to hold a degree of respect for Ice Bear, and especially loves his food, to the point where he attempted to make a profit off it in the episode "Food Truck". Although there are times when Ice Bear can disagree with Grizzly, Ice Bear still cares about him and still helps him in times of need. Ice Bear is shown to be very protective of Grizzly in "Nom Nom".
Contrary to his brothers, Grizz really never disliked Nom Nom, no matter what Nom Nom does to him and his brothers, respecting and admiring him for his work and fame since they meet in "Viral Video". Later, in "Nom Nom", Nom Nom tricked Grizzly and Panda into "making a movie", luring them into a potentially deadly trap in order to regain his own fame while also trying to keep Ice Bear out of the picture as he had discovered Nom Nom's plan. Since then, the relationship between Grizzly and Nom Nom has gone up and down during the two first seasons, due to the idolatry that Grizz feels towards Nom Nom mixed with the contempt that Nom Nom felt, in return, to Grizz. Nevertheless, Grizzly's attentions towards Nom Nom starts to pay off in the third season, where Nom Nom looks, each episode, a bit more tolerant with Grizzly's presence. In "Anger Management", for example, Grizz discovers that his hugs are able to calm Nom Nom, making their relationship certainly closer. Later, he works for Nom Nom in "The Nom Nom Show", where we can see that Nom Nom starts to tolerate the presence of the three bears close to him even in a so stressful situation like to try that his first program can be a success. In the episode "Vacation", Grizzly and Nom Nom has a confident conversation in a deathly situation, where Nom Nom confesses that Grizz is his only true friend and he loves him; finally, Nom Nom invites Grizzly to his holidays, showing the start of a probable friendship. He also wants Nom Nom to acts in his movie 'Crowbar Jones' as shown in 'Crowbar Jones: Origins', Nom Nom doesn't like Grizz's show. Grizz came to help Nom Nom from ripping his head off by the machine, he uses a crowbar to save him. Then, Nom Nom accepted to join in the movie but he acts as secretly Crowbar Jones' son.
Though Grizzly's first impressions of Chloe led her to describe him as having a "surly nature", just like Chloe and the other Bears, they became quite good friends over time. In "Chloe", Chloe hangs out with the Bears to get the chance to study them. As time goes on, the more they hang out together, the more the group begins to grow a bond. When Chloe finishes her report and heads off to her school, almost missing the bus, she ends up forgetting her laptop. Chloe texts the Bears, asking if they'll deliver her laptop to the college and they tell her they will. Out of curiosity, the Bears take a look at the report, feeling insulted at the factual information listed. Grizzly gains the idea to help "fix-up" the project, to which the other two comply. When they deliver the laptop, she soon finds out when she shares her presentation, but the Bears save her from getting an F by admitting what they did and answering questions from her classmates. In "My Clique", Grizzly offered to help Chloe become more socially confident, noticing how shy she was around Amy, one of her classmates. He, along with his brothers, try to teach Chloe various things in an attempt to help her gain confidence, but putting the lessons into action, Chloe ends up embarrassing herself. She ends up explaining to Amy how she felt after the Bears throw a "mature" party for her at their house. When the party is over, she helps the Bears clean up and begins to play charades with Grizzly, the other two joining in.
Grizzly and Lucy are friends. They met in "Panda's Date" when Lucy saved Panda's life after a moderate allergy attack. Grizzly was sincerely happy about her actions. They were later shown hanging out, along with Ice Bear and Panda. Panda got jealous as, to him, Ice Bear and Grizzly kept getting in the way of him and his newfound love. Grizzly had no idea Panda had a crush on Lucy, but when Panda told him about it, he told him he wouldn't get in Panda's way, also commenting on how he didn't have a chance with her anyway.
Grizzly seems most tolerant of Charlie as he's the only one who hasn't shown anger or yelled at him, though it's made evident that Grizzly definitely isn't all about Charlie. As he was trying to be a friendly host in "Charlie", he didn't want to seem rude, so he tried his best to be as friendly as possible towards Charlie, though he is seen to be shocked and even annoyed as some things his house-guest did. Grizzly is also seen shoving Charlie over on his way to the large stack in order to assist Panda. In "Charlie Ball", Charlie shows a little hostility towards Grizzly as he targeted him the most when shoving or injuring the opposing team during the basketball match. This may be because Charlie felt hurt when Grizzly told him he can't be on the team anymore after Panda's arm healed up.
In "Yard Sale", when Grizzly had met up with his brothers after Annie had gone into labor, he used his gloves to stop a taxi and get them all to a hospital in time. After Annie had given birth, when the Bears were allowed to see their baby, the baby had grabbed onto Grizzly's gloves, which were stuck on his paws, and yanked them off.
In "Ranger Tabes", Grizzly seems nervous/tentative around Ranger Tabes' wild and outgoing nature, though much like his own. However, once he sees she just wanted to do the right thing, he goes with her to solve the mystery of said episode. Grizzly and Ranger Tabes seem to have a good platonic or familial relationship, though there aren't many notable interactions.
In "Poppy Rangers", Grizzly was introduced as a cave expert in Ranger Tabes. He easily explains caves to the Poppy Rangers and is favored. After safely exploring the caves, Grizzly received the cave badge, therefore making him an honorary member. In "Ranger Games", Grizzly wore a flower costume to cheer them on during the kickball game. When Wallace was injured, he went instead and went on to win the cup with their encouragement. And in "Hurricane Hal", Grizzly was at Ranger Station taking care of Poppy Rangers. But Wallace went out of the Ranger Station to fly a kite and was swept away by a hurricane, he went and rescued Wallace.
In "Road Trip", when Grizzly met up with rest area on the highway, Wyatt got separated from his colleague and needs a ride, Grizzly was willing to help him. Wyatt was sociable and always well-prepared to entertain everyone. When he accidentally left Wyatt at the gas station restroom, he decided to bring him back. After when they ran out of gas and became stranded on the highway, Wyatt shared his gas and watched a meteor shower with his colleagues and The Bears.
In "Pigeons", when Grizzly went to the pasta shop with his brother, he sat alone in a park bench for a while, Brenda was in trouble he gave spaghetti to Brenda and later became friends with his flock. He invites Brenda and his flock to his house and Brenda showed his another flock behind bars, he picked up his printed map and went to look for his another flock. After he arrived at the rooftop and found his another flock behind bars and rescued him. However when the alarm sounded and saw a State Prison, Grizzly was shocked to learn that he was Pigeon Cartel, Brenda was Grizzly run away with his every flock, too. Eventually, Brenda and his flock went to behind bars and Grizzly went to visit.
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- The episodes Grizzly doesn't appear in are Yuri and the Bear, The Demon, Summer Love, Kyle, Panda 2, El Oso, and Band of Outsiders. He also lacks an appearance in shorts, Panda's Dream and Goodnight Ice Bear.
- As of June 23, 2016, Grizzly was given his own short titled "Grizz: Ultimate Hero Champion", however both of his brothers make small appearances while he's absent in their dedicated shorts.
- In "The Three Bare Bears", according to Grizzly, he is 7 years old in bear years, to which Panda translates to "45 in man-years". It's unclear if this is canon to the main series, though.
- Grizzly can play the harmonica.
- Although he is the eldest sibling, Grizzly is the second tallest and has the second deepest voice of his brothers.
- Throughout many episodes, sets of weights found around the cave hints that Grizzly works out.
- This can also be seen in "Cupcake Job" when Grizzly does a set of push-ups with ease.
- It is revealed in "The Three Bare Bears" that Grizzly likes action movies.
- The crew have confirmed that Grizzly is, in fact, the eldest of the Bears.
- As seen in both "Chloe" and "Hibernation", Grizzly has cavities.
- In the former episode, he's stated he sees a dentist and mentions his teeth are getting better.
- It appears Grizzly has some knowledge in operating vehicles as seen in "Primal".
- In "Food Truck", Grizzly has been shown to be a quick thinker. When he discovered the flash on Panda's phone can deter the Woodland Creatures, he took that to his advantage until the phone eventually died.
- Grizzly is the only one of his family who hasn't gone primal yet.
- In "Shush Ninjas", Grizzly mentions he writes poetry.
- Grizzly has mentioned he's been banned from a frozen yogurt shop in a review he left at said shop.
- Grizzly's screen-name is grizzman9000.
- Baby Grizzly, in the "Pilot", was also voiced by Sam Lavagnino.
- "Emergency" marks the first time any character has referred to Ice Bear's species, that character being Grizzly.
- In "Family Troubles", Grizzly once starred in a Canadian sitcom called "Family Matters" after he was rescued from a tree, but he quit the show in order to find his own family. This episode heavily suggests that Grizz is Canadian.
- When he was adopted in "Pet Shop", he was named Spike.
- In "The Road", Grizzly sang his first song and duet, that of which being If Only That Day Was Today.
- Grizzly is shown to have a blue blanket in both "Burrito" and "Occupy Bears". Whenever he has his blanket in-hand, he tends to wrap it around himself. This is shown in "Viral Video", "Cupcake Job", and "Hibernation".
- The blue of Grizzly's blanket complements his shade of brown fur.
- As stated in "Charlie Ball", Grizzly has abs. He has shown his real abs in 'Fire!'
- Grizzly showed his abs and biceps, but it is drawn by a black/blue marker in 'More Everyone's Tube','Crowbar Jones' and 'Crowbar Jones: Origins.
- Grizzly briefly mentions that he goes to a dentist in "Chloe".
- Grizzly has worry lines. This can be seen in "Slumber Party" when Chloe tells the Bears a scary story.
- Concept sketches for "Nom Nom's Entourage" reveal that Grizzly used to use retainers.
- This would make sense considering his dental issues.
- According to a snippet in an issue of the Cartoon Network Magazine, Grizzly likes to send pants to Nom Nom through the mail.
- His voice and personality may be based on those of Jake the Dog from Adventure Time.
- Grizzly has some similarities to Star Butterfly from the Disney animated series, Star vs. the Forces of Evil:
- Both have a happy-go-lucky attitude.
- Both are energetic and optimistic.
- Both can be reckless and create trouble.
- Both are social and want to make friends.
- Grizzly is the only bear without a white color on his fur.
- Grizzly is ambidextrous.
- Grizzly is good at riding a bicycle.
- Grizzly is the loudest and brightest out all his brothers.
- Grizzly named himself as Crowbar Jones and making his own cheap movie 'Crowbar Jones'
- Grizzly is the only bear who doesn't have any love interest yet.
- Grizzly appears in the 25 Year anniversary special, Crossover Nexus twice. The first being him encased in stone next to Jake from Adventure Time and Prohyas from Mighty Magiswords, and the second being one of Ben's transformations.
- Of the three brothers, Grizzly is the only one whose species lives exclusively in North America.
- Also of the three siblings, Grizzly's species, Ursus arctos, is the only one which is classified as Least Concern regarding conservation status.
- Grizzly bears are omnivorous like most bear species.
- Brown bears, including grizzlies, are the second largest bear species.
- In "Hibernation", it's shown Grizzly very much enjoys to eat.
- Today, the grizzly bear remains in a few isolated locations in the lower 48 states, including Yellowstone. In coastal Alaska and Eurasia, the grizzly bear is known as the brown bear.
- Grizzly bears are known to have a large and vast diet, and are known to eat; a lot.
- Grizzly likes salmon (and/or salmon bagels) as seen in "Viral Video".
- This may be a reference to the fact salmon is a major part of a grizzly bear's diet.
- Grizzlies and gray wolves are historic rivals.
- Though not much specific interaction between the Wolf Pack and Grizzly have been shown, his apparent anger towards the wolves may be related to their spēcial rivalry.
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