The Demon Bear is a supernatural animal-like entity that takes the form of a bear and haunts a young group of mutant teenagers. It is responsible for the destruction of Dani Moonstar's reservation and the death of her father.
The Demon Bear destroyed Dani's reservation and killed her father. It later manifests at the hospital for mutants and is revealed to be the embodiment of Dani's fears. The Demon Bear devours Cecilia Reyes, who had tried to kill Dani. Illyana Rasputin confronts the Demon Bear and uses Lockheed to attack it. Samuel Guthrie, Roberto da Costa, and Rahne Sinclair also fight the Demon Bear. Eventually, Dani awakens and confronts the Demon Bear after she was visited by her father's spirit. The Demon Bear is tamed by Dani, who gains control over her powers.
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Powers and Abilities
- Demonic Physiology: As a supernatural entity; the Demon Bear is incredibly powerful; as it possesses several physical and supernatural attributes.
- Advanced Strength: The Demon Bear is much stronger than normal humans and most other supernatural beings. It can send other individuals flying several feet away relatively easily. The Demon Bear was also able to overpower Sunspot with little to no effort; despite the latter possessing superhuman strength himself.
- Advanced Durability: The Demon Bear is far more durable than normal humans and most other supernatural beings. It can withstand the slashes of Magik's sword, a forceful blow from Cannonball in full charged, powerful blows from Sunspot, Wolfsbane's claws and was completely unfazed by these said attacks.
- Accelerated Healing Factor: The Demon Bear can heal much faster, more extensively, and efficiently than normal humans and most other supernatural beings. It was able to heal itself in time and survive the injuries that it received from Magik, Cannonball, Sunspot and Wolfsbane respectively.
- Teleportation: The Demon Bear can teleport to any location at great distances.
- Negative Emotion Empowerment: The Demon Bear appears to be affected by how others perceive it, specifically by Mirage. It preys on her fear of it and her wanting to run away. The more individuals fight against it; the stronger the Demon Bear becomes.
- Razor-Sharp Teeth: The Demon Bear possesses razor-sharp teeth, that are capable of biting through most materials; such as flesh, wood, stone and metal.
- Razor-Sharp Claws: The Demon Bear possesses four razor-sharp claws on each of it's paws, that are capable of cutting through most materials; such as flesh, wood, stone and metal.
- New Mutants
- Milbury Hospital
- Cecilia Reyes - Enemy and victim; deceased.
- Revised Earth-10005 (1 film)
- The New Mutants (First appearance)
Behind the scenes
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- In the comics, an unknown individual mystically enslaved Dani Moonstar's parents to create the Demon Bear.
The New Mutants
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