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Brave Heart Lion is a Care Bear Cousin who has made numerous appearances in the original Care Bears series.



Brave Heart is an orange lion with a thick mane and his Belly badge is a red heart with a small gold crown on top.


Brave Heart Lion takes on a similar role to Tenderheart Bears' relationship with the Care bears, as the leader of the Care Cousins.

Boisterous, loud and overbearing, Brave Heart Lion exemplifies his namesake in every way... most of the time. Despite an occasional fear of the dark, he is usually the first member of the Care Bear Family to dive head-first into any situation, accompanied by his trademark "Chaaaarrrgge!" Reckless to a fault, he would always prefer the straight-forward approach to any kind of subtle strategy, but when the going gets tough, his powerful roar can call friends to his side and give any dire situation a fighting chance.


Belly Badge Power can make anyone brave and fill them with courage. Brave Heart's power also gives a big boost of confidence allowing them to complete great accomplishment. Brave Heart's power can also help those in doubt of themselves making them motivated as well.


The Care Bears Movie[]

Brave Heart is the first Care Cousin seen in the first Care Bears movie. While Secret Bear, Friend Bear, Kim, and Jason are apprehensive at first, he soon proves his friendliness along with Playful Heart Monkey and helps escort them to the edge of the Forest of Feelings where they re-unite with the rest of their friends. Together with his fellow Cousins, Brave Heart is able to rally them together to help the Care Bears defeat the villainous Spirit, and later becomes an official member of the Care Bear Family and the leader of the Cousins.

DIC series[]

Brave Heart makes many appearances in the DIC-produced Care Bears series.

  • He first appears in the episode "The Lucky Charm", where he informs the Care Bears and Care Cousins that a girl named Millie believes she has bad luck, and they must convince her otherwise.
  • In "The Show Must Go On", he travels to earth with a group of Cousins to convince a man named Mr. Johnson to leave work to see his daughter Patti perform in her school play, so she won't think her dad doesn't love her anymore, as she thought.
  • In The Forest of Misfortune, he had his first encounter with the evil Professor Coldheart when the mad doctor attempted to freeze the entire Forest of Feelings while keeping the Care Cousins distracted with a fortune-telling machine. Brave Heart and his friends were eventually able to see through his rouse and return the forest to normal.
  • In The Magic Mirror, Coldheart would strike again by using his latest invention, the titular Magic Mirror, to reverse the personality of anyone who looked into it, turning Brave Heart cowardly until the effect was reversed with the help of Grumpy Bear.
  • In Daydreams, while attempting to help a girl named Melanie overcome her chronic daydreams, Brave Heart and the rest of the Cousins become trapped by Coldheart, and are unable to free themselves until Melanie can allow herself to focus on the task at hand and eventually saves them.
  • In Runaway, Coldheart soon concocts another scheme involving kidnapping children to steal their warmth, with Brave Heart and Lotsa Heart Elephant becoming trapped while searching for them, and are later freed with the help of the Care Bears.

The Care Bears Family[]

Brave Heart is one of the most frequent characters in Nelvana's The Care Bears Family and has made many appearances throughout the series.

  • His first appearance was in the first episode of the series - "Care-a-Lot's Birthday". While attempting to prepare Care-a-Lot for its upcoming "birthday", he and the rest of the Care Bear Family Become side-tracked when Baby Hugs and Baby Tugs are kidnapped by Mr. Beastly, who takes them to No Heart's Castle.
  • In The Big Star Roundup, he takes part in the annual Big Star Roundup to help herd young Starbuddies on their way to meet the Great Wishing Star and become full-fledged stars while avoiding Mr. Beastly and his tricks. The Big Star Roundup
  • In The Camp Out, he, Lotsa Heart Elephant, Grumpy Bear, Baby Hugs, and Baby Tugs are all camping, the crew is constantly falling for Playful Heart Monkey and Funshine Bear's practical jokes and fake calls for help from a "swamp monster". However, not only does Mr. Beastly arrive pretending to be a swamp monster, but a real swamp monster eventually shows up. After the ensuing panic, Brave Heart learns that the monster (named Bob) is actually quite nice and has heart shaped parts on his body, which means he was a nice guy all along.
  • In The Bravest of the Brave, Brave Heart's fear of the dark is exposed when he, several Care Bears, and a boy named Adam are trapped in an amusement park haunted house by Dr. Fright, who plans to destroy them all so he can get on No Heart's good side. Convincing himself to face his fear Brave Heart is able to help the others escape.

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation[]

Baby Brave Heart Lion

Brave Heart as a cub.

The second Care Bears feature film tells the story of how Brave Heart and the rest of the Care Bear Cousins first arrived in the Kingdom of Caring and later the Forest of Feelings. When Dark Heart captures a large number of Care Bears and imprisons them in his lair, Brave Heart and the few remaining members of the Care Bear Family appear to stop Dark Heart.

The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland[]

Brave Heart is one of the main characters in the third Care Bears movie, and travels to Wonderland along with other Care Bears and Care Cousins and a girl named Alice to help find a missing princess. He becomes part of a team comprised of Swift Heart Rabbit, Good Luck Bear, and Grumpy Bear, who find the princess in the home of the Stan the Jabberwocky.

2003 Toy Range[]

Brave Heart is one of nine Care Bear Cousins who received a redesign for their 2003 re-launch toyline. His appearance remains basically the same, but with more rounded features, a larger nose, and the felt on his belly badge crown changed to purple instead of red. This version only ever appeared in merchandise.

Care Bears & Cousins[]

Brave Heart makes a long-awaited comeback in Care Bears & Cousins alongside three other Cousins. Brave Heart is once again the leader of the Cousins and is also the leader of the Cloud Clipper. In this series, he is Wonderheart's Mentor and Funshine's 'rival'.

Comic series[]

Brave Heart Comic

Brave Heart makes three appearances throughout Star Comics' Care Bears series. In the issue 2 story "The Green-Eyed Monster", he and Lotsa Heart Elephant help the Care Bears rescue Baby Hugs and Tugs from a jealous witch, while in issue 3 "Blue Who?", he and the rest of the Care Bear Cousins succumb to a strange color ray emitted by alien beings known as The Gloomies that drains their energy, and must trick them into leaving the planet. In the issue 5 story, "The Very First Care Bear", which acts as a prequel to '"Care Bears Movie II", a younger Brave Heart is among the cubs rescued from Dark Heart by Noble Heart Horse and True Heart Bear.



Animation Errors Abound

Someone call the zoo

  • His famous catchphrase is "CHARGE!!" when he runs towards the scene of trouble.
  • Brave Heart's ears are miss-colored pink in some of his early appearances in the original DIC Care Bears series.
  • In one episode of the original series, "Soap Box Derby", there is a bizarre animation error involving two Brave Heart Lions in a crowd scene (sitting next to one very off-model Lotsa Heart Elephant) (pictured).
  • In the first Care Bears Movie, during the scene in which the tree is attacking, there is an animation error where Brave Heart has his Tummy Badge for a brief moment when he isn't supposed to have it yet.
  • Originally, Brave Heart lacked a mane in his cub appearance in the second movie.

    Mane-less Brave Heart sporting a bonnet he also lacked in the film

  • Brave Heart Lion makes a cameo appearance in The Rosey and Buddy Show.

In other languages:[]

Croatian: Hrabric ("The Brave one")
Dutch: Dapperhart Leeuw ("Brave Heart Lion")
French: Toubrave le Lion ("Always Brave Lion")
French (Canadian): Bravecoeur le lion ("Brave Heart Lion")
German: Leo Lowenherz ("Lionheart Lion")
Japanese: ブレイブハートライオン
Polish: Dzielny Lwik ("Brave Lion")
Norwegian: Lennart Løve ("Lennart the Lion")
Portuguese: Valente ("Valiant")
Spanish: León Corazón Valiente ("Brave Heart Lion")
Spanish (Argentina): Corazón de León ("Lionheart")
Swedish: Modiga Lejonet ("Brave Lion")

Care Bears Family
Care Bears
Original Bears
Bedtime Bear (1982) - Birthday Bear (1982) - Cheer Bear (1982) - Friend Bear (1982) - Funshine Bear (1982) - Good Luck Bear (1982) - Grumpy Bear (1982) - Love-a-Lot Bear (1982) - Tenderheart Bear (1982) - Wish Bear (1982)
Introduced in 1980s/1990s
Forest Friend Bear (1980s) - Sea Friend Bear (1980s) - I Love You Bear (1980s) - Baby Hugs Bear (1983) - Baby Tugs Bear (1983) - Grams Bear (1983) - Secret Bear (1984) - Share Bear (1984) - Champ Bear (1984) - Harmony Bear (1985) - Surprise Bear (1985) - Daydream Bear (1985) - Prize Bear (1985) - True Heart Bear (1986) - Perfect Panda (1986) - Polite Panda (1986) - Gramps Bear (1986) - Take Care Bear (1987) - America Cares Bear (1991)
Introduced in 2000s
Laugh-a-Lot Bear (2003) - Bashful Heart Bear (2004) - Best Friend Bear (2004) - Thanks-a-Lot Bear (2004) - Do-Your-Best Bear (2004) - True North Bear (2005) - Sweet Dreams Bear (2005) - Hopeful Heart Bear (2005) - Smart Heart Bear (2005) - Me Bear (2005) - Messy Bear (2005) - Too Loud Bear (2005) - Amigo Bear (2006) - Always There Bear (2006) - Heartsong Bear (2006) - Play-a-Lot Bear (2006) - Shine Bright Bear (2006) - Superstar Bear (2006) - Work of Heart Bear (2006) - All My Heart Bear (2006) - Oopsy Bear (2007) - Pink Power Bear (2008) - Heart of Gold Bear (2008) - Sweet Sakura Bear (2009)
Introduced in 2010s
Wonderheart Bear (2012) - Shiver Me Timbear (2012) - Great Giving Bear (2012) - Trick-or-Sweet Bear (2013) - Christmas Wishes Bear (2014) - Rainbow Heart Bear (2017) - Piece of Heart Bear (2018) - Sparkle Heart Bear (2019) - Watchful Bear (2019)
Introduced in 2020s
Unity Bear (2020) - Togetherness Bear (2021) - Dream Bright Bear (2022) - I Care Bear (2022) - Care-a-Lot Bear (2022) - Sweet Message Bear (2022) - Sweet Celebrations Bear (2022) - Dare to Care Bear (2023) - Calming Heart Bear (2023) - Spooky Sparkle Bear (2023) - Destiny Bear (2023) - Be Me Bear (2023) - Always Here Bear (2023) - Good Vibes Bear (2023) - Flower Power Bear (2023) - Friends Forever Bear (2024) - True Friend Bear (2024) - Love Song Bear (2024) - Blissful Heart Bear (2024) - Peaceful Heart Bear (2024) - Kind to All Bear (2024) - Good Wishes Bear (2024) - Love to Care Bear (2024) - Sweet Serenity Bear (2024) - Blossom Heart Bear (2024)
Peel & Reveal Bears
Best Secret Bear (2023) - Wishful Heart Bear (2023) - Lucky Star Bear (2023) - Dreamtime Bear (2023) - Always Heart Bear (2023) - Champ-Shine Bear (2023) - Love Song Bear (2023) - Charm Bear (2023) - Friend Share Bear (2023) - Grump-a-Lot Bear (2023)
Metaverse/NFT Bears
Hello Fren Bear (2022) - Self Care Bear (2022) - Warm Fuzzies Bear (2022) - ILY Bear (2022) - I Can Bear (2022) - Investor Bear (2022) - Enjoyer Bear (2022) - Collector Bear (2022) - Bad Crowd Bear (2022) - Cyborg Bear (2022) - Glitch Bear (2022) - Magic Sparkles Bear (2022) - Metaverse Bear (2022) - Zombie Bear (2022) - Pixie Bear (2022) - True Light Bear (2022) - Fun Dream Bear (2023) - Care Heart Bear (2023) - Always Grumpy Bear (2023) - Harmony Song Bear (2023) - Birthday Sparkle Bear (2023) - True Dreams Bear (2023) - Cheerheart Bear (2023) - Lucky Wish Bear (2023) - Super Love Bear (2023) - Best Heart Bear (2023) - Ocean Breeze Bear (2023)
Other Bears
Question Mark Bear (1980s) - Unnamed Pink Panda (1980s) - Unnamed Blue Panda (1980s) - Precious Heart Bear (1991) - Recycling Bear (1991) - Bo the Take Care Bear (2013) - International Day of the Girl Bears (2019) - Black Lives Matter Bear (2020)
Trademarked Bears
Dandy Bear (1990) - Fun Play Bear (1990) - Giving Bear (1990) - Munchie Bear (1991) - Melody Bear (1991) - Princess Heart Bear (1994) - Hollyheart Bear (1995) - Happyheart Bear (1995) - Peppermint Bear (1995) - Heart Shine Bear (2021) - Believe Bear (2021) - Caring Heart Bear (2022) - Warm Hug Bear (2023) - Lots-a-Pride Bear (2023) - Share Your Care Bear (2023)
Care Bear Cousins
Brave Heart Lion (1985) - Bright Heart Raccoon (1985) - Cozy Heart Penguin (1985) - Gentle Heart Lamb (1985) - Lotsa Heart Elephant (1985) - Loyal Heart Dog (1985) - Playful Heart Monkey (1985) - Proud Heart Cat (1985) - Swift Heart Rabbit (1985) - Treat Heart Pig (1985) - The Koala (1980s) - Noble Heart Horse (1986)