Brothers Bear

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Brothers Bear
First appearance Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Land III (1997)
Base of operations Kong Country
Allies Kong Family
Enemies Kremling Kreeps
Kremling Krew
Members
Bazaar
Barnacle
Brash
Blunder
Blue
Bramble
Bazooka
Blizzard
Barter
Benny & Björn
Bachelor
Baffle
Boomer
Member species
Bears
“All of my brothers are scattered over these islands... Pop in and say hello if you meet them on your travels!”
Bazaar, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Brothers Bear (also known as Bear Family) are a group of male friendly Bears with the same bloodline which live in separate houses scattered across the lands from Kong Country and different functions.

History[edit]

Background information[edit]

Prior to the events of the game series, some older brothers provided services until they retired, for example: Barnacle was a sailor, Bazooka is a military veteran who fought in the Kremean War and Baffle was an Funky Bear Investigators agent.[1][2][3][4][5] Other brothers who are young started their professions, as: Bazaar is a shopkeeper, Brash is a athlete, Blunder is a librarian, Bramble is a botanist, K3 is a climber, Barter is a pawnbroker, Benny & Björn are chairlifts owners and Boomer is a demolisher.[6] More other brothers as Blue and Bachelor has no professional occupations.

The quarrel between brothers was with Boomer, because several brothers exiled him to the underground for being considered dangerous due to his trajectory of destruction with bombs.[7][8]

Donkey Kong franchise[edit]

This is unknown how they know the Kong Family, but they have a knowledge about their members.[9][10][11][12][13][14]

In Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, several brothers are visited by Dixie Kong and Kiddy Kong where they asked for services to the pair. Some of them suffer from the activities of the Kremling Kreeps, others are received by Banana Birds to take refuge in their homes and many need someone to help in the fulfillment of their tasks.[15][16] Their services were of great importance to Dixie and Kiddy's journey to save the Banana Birds and defeat K. Rool for the last time.

In Donkey Kong Land III, only a Brother Bear appears.

Profiles[edit]

Donkey Kong Country 3: Diddy Kong's Double Trouble![edit]

“This time, in addition to being helped by the Kongs and your animal buddies, you can call on the services of the Brothers Bear, who live in cabins all around the world and sub-worlds. There are thirteen of these friendly characters, and each one of them offers you something totally different.”
Donkey Kong Country 3: Diddy Kong's Double Trouble! SNES instruction booklet, page 20
“One of the features that sets Donkey Kong Country 3 apart from the previous games in the series is the exploration you need to do on the world map. In addition to going from place to place on the map, you'll need to go off the beaten track and interact with some of the inabitants of the Northern Kremisphere. The most prominent citizens are, of course, the Brothers Bear. You'll have to barter a wide variety of baubles with this band of bears to find everything in the game.”
Donkey Kong Country 3: Diddy Kong's Double Trouble! Player's Guide, page 120
“Business is hardly bearish for the bear family on the islands around Kong Country. Shop their stores and listen to their tales. A few give you advice or information while others need help solving a problem. If you assist the bears they'll help you on your quest.”
Nintendo Power vol. 89, page 33

Members[edit]

Music themes[edit]

Audio.svg Brothers Bear - The Brothers Bear theme from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
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Audio.svg Brothers Bear Blues - Sad version in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!.
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Audio.svg Brothers Bear - The Brothers Bear theme from Donkey Kong Land III.
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Fréras Ours Brothers Bear
German Bärenbrüder Brothers Bear
Italian Fratelli Orsi Brothers Bear
Spanish Hermanos Osos Brothers Bear

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barnacle: Yes, I used to be a scuba diver but I've given it up." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
  2. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 122 - "BARNACLE BEAR: The old salty sailor bear, Barnacle, has retired to an island cabin in Lake Orangatanga, where he putters away his time with his extensive collection of sea shells."
  3. ^ "Bazooka: I fought in the Kremean War, don't you know, but I've retired from the service along with 'Big Bessie'." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
  4. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 123 - "BRIGADIER BAZOOKA BEAR: Kremean War veteran Bazooka Bear has been posted to the barracks on Mekanos to command the old artillery piece, Big Bessie."
  5. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 125 - "BAFFLE BEAR: Baffle Bears is retired agent of the FBI (Funky Bear Investigators) who now whiles away his time cracking codes and developing ciphers."
  6. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 122 - "BRASH BEAR: Brash doesn't want anything from you, except perhaps for you to bow down and acknowledge him as greast athlete in the Northern Kremisphere."
  7. ^ "Boomer: The rest of the folks have stuck me up in here. Something about me being too dangerous or something." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
  8. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 125 - "BOOMER BEAR: Boomer Bear has been exiled to the underworld because of the destructive nature of his "toys"."
  9. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Instruction Booklet, Nintendo, 1996, p. 5 - "TROUBLE AGAIN!: He also told them to visit his friendly pals, the Brothers Bear for help."
  10. ^ "Bazaar: Hello there, young Dixie, my name's Bazaar and this is my general store." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
  11. ^ "Bazaar: It was Cranky's great grandfather's! I can't let it go for less than 50 coins." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
  12. ^ "Brash: Hey did you happen to join Wrinkly's ramblers on their monthly trundle along the river bank?" - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
  13. ^ "Blizzard: It could freeze the hind leg off your cousin Donkey!" - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
  14. ^ "Barter: That posin' Funky fella has been acting a bit weird lately." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
  15. ^ "Bramble: Yes, I moved up here to get away from the smell of the machines, but it's been too dry to grow anything." - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
  16. ^ Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Player's Guide, Nintendo, 1996, p. 5 - "RAZOR RIDGE: One of the krueler Kremlings even disabled Björn Bear's Chairlifts!"