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Doom Bear is a villain created by Scott Eiler.
Status: Dead in 1992; reincarnate in 2016, in his 1984 form.
Location: Mobile among universes; currently alongside Psychovant the Duck
Favorite Music: Hates all music
Character Portrait

History

The Doom Bear came from an extradimensional race of Happy Bears. He considered his world puerile, and was forcibly expelled from it. He landed on Earth in 1984, and amused himself by making its dominant race unhappy. But Happy Bears followed him and reversed the effects of all his actions.

Increasingly frustrated, the Doom Bear came up with complicated plans of domination and mass destruction. By 1991 he had become the Doom Creature for North America, enslaved the Happy Bears of his homeworld, and come into conflict with Earth superheroes. These included the Powernauts of 1985 and 1987, the Balance, and Total Conversion. The latter team repelled him from Earth, counter-invaded his homeworld, and slew him with great violence.

However, in 2016 the Doom Bear was resurrected! An extradimensional ceremony raised dead creatures to get awards - and so the Doom Bear was raised from 1984! He now cruises the multiverse alongside Psychovant the Duck. They are currently tracking the escaped alien monster Spanker 4.


Personality

The Doom Bear started with a mischeveous streak. Perhaps one might have considered him a cosmic force to oppose mindless happiness. But eventually he became a stereotypical monstrous nihilistic would-be world-conqueror. The best that can be said of him is, if you had to grow up among Happy Bears, you'd probably be warped too.


Powers and Abilities

Members of the Doom Bear's race are born as cubs who resemble Earth teddy-bears. They spend years (if not decades) without physically growing. They are all incredibly resistant to damage, and can fly. The most powerful of them (including the Doom Bear) can also teleport, and transport the others.

From birth onward, each bear can project one or more powers which resemble his or her personality. The Doom Bear's powers are energy projection, wind control to produce vortices, and the mental projection of discontent. These powers were enhanced when he became the Doom Creature of North America; he was then able to dominate minds and stress the universal boundaries.


Appearance

The Doom Bear is three feet tall, fuzzy, cute, and maniacal. He has a lightning-bolt logo on his belly.


Publications


Author's Notes

I actually did conceive of the Doom Bear in 1984, when Care Bears and the like were in fashion. I added Happy Bears as I put the Doom Bear in the first adventures of Ellipsis. When I put Ellipsis in a gaming campaign, the Doom Bear was an early opponent - and these were '90s heroes, so they tested the powers of Happy Bears also. When I needed guest stars for Powernaut 1985, Happy Bears were among them. (I'd actually put in "Li'l Trolls" first, until I remembered Happy Bears ever existed.) When I was challenged to write the Manly-Man 1984 comic, Happy Bears were a natural sequel. To explain what Happy Bears do for excitement, I practically had to mention the Doom Bear. So, the Doom Bear has come a long way to appear in a 1984 comic at last.

(signed) Scott Eiler, 20 August 2015.


This entry and all characters within it are copyright © 2015 by Eiler Technical Enterprises.