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Dark Heart is the former main antagonist of the second Care Bears movie and arguably the Care Bears' most dangerous adversary. A demonic entity capable of taking many forms, Dark Heart's mission was to capture all the Care Bears and Care Bear Cousins and spread his influence throughout the world.


Dark Heart is somewhat cocky and slightly arrogant. Unlike most other Care Bear villains, rather than hating love and caring for no reason, he dislikes it because he doesn’t understand it. This is shown when he became confused when Christy saved him from drowning in the river. He didn't start to understand that Christy cared about him until she almost died because of his magic, in which he showed his capacity to care for the first time, and begged the Care Bears to help her.


Dark Heart Cloud

No matter what form he takes, he's always red. His true form appears to be a red cloud, while his human form (which later becomes permanent) is that of a red-headed teenage boy in a red and white jogging suit. At the end of the movie, he wears a camp t-shirt and green shorts.


  • A notable feature of Dark Heart is his ability to shape-shift into various animals ranging from small animals like frogs and foxes, to large ones like dragons and rhinos. His most assumed form is that of a teenage boy which is now his current form after he lost his evil. Whatever form he took, Dark Heart has a red hue on his body.
  • He also was able to trap the Care Bears in crystals hanging from his chandelier.


Playing on the ambitions of a lonely girl named Christy at her summer camp, Dark Heart promised to make her more popular if she helped him capture the Care Bears. During one incident, Dark Heart lost his balance on a canoe and fell into the water, prompting Christy to pull him out. Startled that she would save him, Dark Heart continued on his mission, but was still puzzled over the rescue.

Finally successful in capturing the Care Bears and Cousins, Dark Heart was confronted by Christy, her best friends John and Dawn, and the founders of the Care Bears/Cousins True Heart and Noble Heart. After seeing she was willing to lose her popularity to help her friends, Dark Heart took away what he gave her, but warned her to run away and save herself.

True Heart's plead

After a fierce fight, the Care Bears and Cousins were freed and Christy was knocked into a coma after successfully rescuing them. Overcome with remorse, Dark Heart begged the Bears to revive her. Uniting together, the Care Bears, Cousins, and John and Dawn chanted together, "We care!" with even Dark Heart joining them. He completely lost his evil when Christy woke up and also transformed into a real human being. Vowing to do his part to spread caring and friendship in the camp, Dark Heart joined with Christy, John and Dawn as a new member of the summer camp, after turning into a real boy. It’s unknown what happens to Dark Heart after summer camp is over but it’s assumed that he stays friends with Christy, John and Dawn.

Known Transformations[]

  • Spiritual Cloud
  • Sea Dragon
  • Tornado
  • Frog
  • Weasel
  • Vulture
  • Fox
  • Spider
  • Wolf
  • Alligator
  • Turtle
  • Gorilla
  • Rhino
  • Snake


  • Dark Heart strongly resembles Disney's version of Peter Pan.
  • Dark Heart also has powers similar to No Heart's, making it a mystery on whether or not if the two of them share similar tithes.
    • In addition, both are characters that have magical powers and enlist the aid of an ordinary young girl.
    • Both characters also depended on the audience to save a major female character.
      • Peter Pan in the original play depended on the audience clapping and believing in fairies to save Tinkerbell, while Dark Heart and the Care Bears depended on the audience saying “We Care” to save Christy.
    • Near at the end of the movie when he, Christy, John and Dawn were saying goodbye to The Care Bear family, Dark Heart holds Christy’s hand it’s implied that he has a crush on her.
    • According to Hadley Kay, the voice of Dark Heart on his Facebook page. Don Francks (the Vizer and Cree Summer’s father) was originally the voice of Dark Heart in his true and animal forms, While Kay was only his human form. After a demo recording was sent to the producers, and they felt Francks was too scary. So they re-recorded the lines with Kay doing all of Dark Heart’s forms, with a demonic voice effect.
  • Dark Heart appears to have a weakness. Hiccups make him shape shift out of control. This is evidenced when after he locked the Care Bear family up. He got the hiccups and started shape shifting into random animals. The expression on his face clearly shows it was unexpected.
  • Dark Heart is voiced by Hadley Kay who also voiced Nicholas Cherrywood in The Care Bears Movie



1980's series
Auntie Freeze - Beast of Boredom - Mr. Beastly - Professor Coldheart - Cloud Worm - Dr. Fright - Frostbite - Green Creature Slaves - No Heart - Shadows - Shreeky - Sour Sam - Strato Nefarious - The Bull
Movies and TV specials
Dark Heart - Dim and Dum - Gummy and Rumble - Rat King - The Spirit - The Vizier - The Wizard of Wonderland
Alaskan King Crab - Beezy the Sleazy Freezy Dragon - Caretaker - Doctor Decay - Drizzly Bear - Gamester - Gloomies - Glump - Green-Eyed Monster - Haywood the Hailstone Hare - Lunchback of Notre Dame - Mooseter T - Night Mayor - Robert the Robot Litter Basket - Sand Witch - Scare Bear - Slush Monkey - Upside-Down Clown - Who Cares Bears - Winslow Homely
2000's series
Grizzle - Mr. Beaks - New-B - Sergeant Rocketbottom - Sir Funnybone - Phido, Cleon and Bidel - UR-2 - Windle
2010's series
Beasties - King Beastly - Bluster - Bad Crowd