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Dark Heart (voiced by Hadley Kay who also voiced Nicholas in the first movie) 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 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 seems to dislike it because he does not understand it. This is shown when he became confused when Christy saved his life. 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.
AppearanceNo matter what form he takes, he is 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 boy in a red jogging suit.
- 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 an adolescent 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 fellow campers 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.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.
- Spiritual Cloud
- Sea Dragon
- Some have noticed that Dark Heart strongly resembles Disney's version of Peter Pan.
- 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 caring to save Christy
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