|Appeared in||The New Mutants|
- "It takes your greatest fear and makes you live through it until it kills you."
- ―Cecilia Reyes[src]
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 Danielle 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
- Enhanced Strength: The Demon Bear proved to be incredibly strong as it managed to send people flying with a single blow and defeat Sunspot, who possesses great strength on his own.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: The Demon Bear's skin is extremely tough since it makes it nigh-invulnerable to attack. It withstood the blows of the extremely strong Sunspot, the slashes of Magik's sword and Wolfsbane's claws, and a forceful blow from Cannonball in full charged.
- Healing Factor: Though capable of being injured, the Demon Bear was able to heal itself in time and survive its injuries.
- Teleportation: The Demon Bear was capable of casting a spell, allowing it to teleport between sites.
- Negative Emotion Empowerment: The Demon Bear appears to be affected by how others perceive it, specifically by Dani. It preys on her fear of it and her wanting to run away. The more people fight against it, the more stronger it becomes.
- Sharp Fangs and Claws: The Demon Bear has razor-sharp fangs which grant it an incredibly lethal bite and razor-sharp claws which are sufficient to rend most substances.
- New Mutants
- 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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