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Directory: CharactersVillainsDB villains The Bear Thief (山賊熊, Sanzoku Kuma) is an anthropomorphic bear who lives somewhere around Mount Paozu. He wields a large Chinese broadsword called Azure Dragon Sword,[2] and attacks passersby for food or valuables. He likes to eat turtles.




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Bear Thief using a telescope

In Age 749, on Mount Paozu, the Bear Thief encounters Goku and Bulma early in their adventure to collect the Dragon Balls as they are escorting Master Roshi's Turtle back to the ocean. The Bear Thief intends to have Goku give up the turtle for him to eat it, but Goku refuses. This leads to a confrontation between the two. Having not been able to even touch Goku, the Bear Thief is defeated with a punch between the eyes.

Techniques and special abilities


The Bear Thief attacks Goku with his scimitar

Video game appearances


The Bear Thief in Revenge of King Piccolo

The Bear Thief appears in several Dragon Ball video games. He is boss in early titles such as Dragon Ball: Shenron no Nazo, Dragon Ball 3: Gokuden (and its WonderSwan Color remake), and Dragon Ball Z: Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen. In Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II, a whole group of Bear Thieves is introduced: the Kuma Mercenary Clan.


Bear Thief in Dragon Ball Online

The Bear Thief's first playable appearance is in Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, where he first serves as the boss of the first level and can be unlocked as a playable character later in the game.

He makes his first 3D appearance in Dragon Ball: Origins, as the boss of level 1-4 (he also appears as one of the collectible figures). Also, Dragon Ball: Origins has a few regular enemies modeled after the Bear Thief.

Bear Thief (Bandit)

The Bandit in Attack of the Saiyans

Similarly, different types of enemies modeled after him appear in Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans: Bandit, Snow Bandit, and Bandit King.

In Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo, the Bear Thief is the first boss in the game, fought just after Goku encounters Colonel Silver. He is also a boss in Dragon Ball RPG: Shōnen-hen.

He also makes an appearance as an enemy in Dragon Ball Online.

Voice actors



The mercenary leader


See also