"Care-a-Lot's Birthday" (1986)
No Heart is the primary villain of Nelvana's Care Bears Family television series, where he made his debut in the very first episode "Care-a-Lot's Birthday".
Beginning with the second season, he is joined by his cute and pretty niece Shreeky, whose trademark shrieks grate his nerves at best, or cause spontaneous transformations at worst.
He lives in his castle...on a cloud.
His face is never seen, shrouded behind a dark blue (or purple) robe, with his red eyes and blue eyebrows being the only visible features. What ever he transforms into is purple and blue with red eyes, like him. In the comics, his skin is a green, his robe more blue, and his tongue can sometimes be seen.
He is a wizard, and can transform into any beast, summon creatures, and cast various spells. He uses a magic amulet , and other magical artifacts. It seems he specializes in the dark arts. He frequently turns into a tornado to travel.
Throughout the animated series, No Heart has transformed into:
- tornado (when travelling)
- ceratopsid dinosaur
An evil wizard and shape-shifter who commands a plethora of magic spells, his goal is to destroy both the Care Bears and all caring in the world from his home which rests atop a perpetual storm cloud. His reasons for why he hates the Care Bears and wants to rid the world of caring are never made clear.
He is almost always angry or irritable, and always prone to losing his temper. Oddly, he seems to keep control of his temper in the episode The Wrath of Shreeky, despite the trouble his neice's screaming causes. When he fails or something goes wrong, he places the blame on his bumbling assistant Mr. Beastly.
He is somewhat cliche, as he brags that he is evil in Grumpy's Three Wishes , and reveals the reason he wants to get rid of caring is so that he can take over the world.
He also seems rather prideful, as he is furious when Grumpy manages to stand in his way, and begins wrecking part of his castle in fury after the Care Bears laughed at him after defeating him, vowing to finish them off once and for all.
He is fairly dark for a care bears character, as in Birthday Bear's Blues, he comments that will be having "lamb-chops" when he turned into a tiger in the maze and located Gentle Heart Lamb, implying he planned on actually eating the Care Bears and Care Cousins in that episode in order to defeat them.
Also, when displeased with Dr. Fright 's failure, No Heart abandons his plans to team up with him, transforms into a bat, and carries him away, promising to show him "what fear means", suggesting that he plans to do something horrible to him.
Dr. Fright never appears in any episodes later, but since this is the case for many Care Bears characters, it is highly unlikely to be No Heart's doing.
Care Bears Family
No Heart make his first ever appearance in the debut episode of Nelvana's Care Bears Family television series during Care-a-Lot's annual "birthday" celebration, where he orders Beastly to capture a Care Bear so he can test his new gemstone amulet on them. Making off with Baby Hugs and Tugs, he returns them to the castle only to have their childish antics grate his nerves to the point where he asks the other bears to rescue them. While No Heart attempts the stop the interlopers, Tugs sneaks behind him and throws his gemstone into a pit as they make their escape.
His future attempts to take over Care-a-Lot directly would end much the same way, such as when he tried to take over the town when only Grumpy Bear was around, only to be repelled by his recently acquired super-strength thanks to a wish. He later attempted to have Beastly become king of Care-a-Lot for a day by fixing an annual obstacle race, but, despite his rampant cheating, the lackey could only settle for second place.
Proud Heart gets a present unknowingly from No Heart which floods the Care Bear Cousins out of house and home. Dr. Fright, who trapped some of the bears in his amusement park, but ended up botching the plan in the end.No Heart unleashes a terrible demon to try and destroy the Care Bears as they drive a herd of helpless little stars to Big Star Point. It was revealed that No Heart was born on Friday the 13th and is more than 200 years old. Attempting to get help from an outside source, No Heart had a short-lived team-up with
Trying to pick the bears off one by one, he later lured them into a hedge maze he corrupted with regenerating thorns that sealed off their exit while transforming into a tiger, but was once again foiled when they were able to coordinate their Care Bear Stare from several locations at once. In this episode, it is implied he plans on eating the care bears while in his tiger form. Beastly uses No Heart's broken amulet to try to capture Tenderheart and Brave Heart while they are on a caring call. When attempting to concoct a massive pells that would summon a "Cloud of Uncaring" to cover the world, his best laid plans once again ran aground when faced with the combined caring of the bears and a boy named Dale.
No Heart would get a new house guest in the form of his niece Shreeky, who attempted to one-up her uncle by destroying the Care Bears when he could not. While her first outing as a villain didn't exactly go as planned, she solidified herself as a "bad girl" well enough, and became a recurring accomplice in the dark wizard's plans. When Beastly's latest foul-up turns No Heart's experiment into a cloud monster, he attempts to use it to devour all of Care-a-Lot until it is stopped by Bright Heart Raccoon. Later, he attempts to corrupt the residents of a small Earth town with his Un-Caring Bubbles, even transforming Beastly into a more evil version of himself in the process, but the whole plan goes south when Beastly's attempts to destroy the only thing capable of stopping the bubbles, the Caring Crystals, ends up making him a good guy and actually helping the Care Bears.
After taking all the blame for messing up one of Dark Heart's spells, the mad warlock actually disowned Beastly at one point, but ended up wanting him back after Shreeky cloned herself to take over his chores, which was more than the dark one could handle. Champ Bear shirks his patrol duties at the Caring Meter, covering the town in uncaring smoke, but is foiled by the last-minute intervention of his friends. He makes another attempt at fogging up the town and sending Shreeky and Beastly to destroy the beacon at the top of the town's tower, but is stopped by a group of bears while Cheer Bear and Treat Heart Pig take care of his flunkies.The villain would make yet another attempt on an unguarded Care-a-Lot when
No Heart makes several appearances in Star Comics' Care Bears comic book series beginning with the issue 11 story "The Who Cares Bears". After Mr. Beastly makes a comment that his shadow servants are too noticeable, No Heart gets the idea to make his own team of evil Care Bears to ruin the real one's reputation. By placing four of his shadow minions inside special molds infused with magic, he creates the Who Cares Bears, who proceed to wreak havoc on a school. The real Care Bears eventually show up and challenge them to a duel during an assembly, where Beastly accidentally drops sandbags on the fake bears and destroys them.
Later, in an attempt to destroy Care-a-Lot by drawing away the few bears guarding it with his shadow minions, they are stopped by the arrival of the Mad Balls, who he briefly contemplates bringing his side. However, they end up joining the Care Bears and prove to be too much for him. He makes another attempt at gaining a new ally when the bears create a living cookie, the Ninja Bread Man, who proves far to honorable and skilled to accept any of Beastly's advances. After using a potion to give all the bears a case of "The Grumps", he plans to take over Care-a-Lot while everyone is too mean and angry to do anything. Everyone, of course, except for Grumpy, who is so jovial and determined that he fends off the villain by himself. After he obtains his latest evil device through the mail, the Rhyme Chime, he uses it to transform all the Care Bears into things that rhyme with their name. However, when Grams Bear arrives at his castle to investigate, her power proves too much for him and she swipes the object, turning him into "Doe Heart", a female deer.
- No Heart is one of many Care Bear villains have "heart" somewhere in their name, including Professor Coldheart and Dark Heart.
- At the end of the episode "The All Powerful Mr. Beastly", No Heart remarks that after fixing his amulet, it now functions at ten times its original power, though this is never showcased in future episodes.
- In the episode "The Long Lost Care Bears", it is said that Perfect and Polite Panda ran away from Care-a-Lot as cubs because they were frightened of No Heart. This implies that the villain was actively attacking the Care Bears long before they even grew up (even before Professor Coldheart), though this is not substantiated in any other stories.
- His tongue is visible in many of his comic book appearance, but never in the animated series.
- Any beast he transforms into has a mouth, so many assume this means No Heart also has a mouth.
Names in other languages.
In other languages:
'French': CœurDur ("Hard Heart")
French (Canadian): SansCoeur ("No Heart")
German: Meister Herzlos ("Master Heartless")
Spanish: Sin Corazón ("No Heart")
Swedish: Hjärtlös ("Heartless")
Finnish: Noita Sydämetön ("Witch Heartless")
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