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Stickin' together we can make it!
Nothing can stop us we can't go wrong!
We can be tough, yes, we can take it!
We care a lot and we will be strong
The second theatrical film in the Care Bears franchise.
This film has an different continuity than the first movie and the specials. The Care Bears and Care Bears Cousins grew up together, but were pursued as children by a malevolent entity known as Dark Heart. He later finds a young girl who has ambitions, that he promises to fulfill, in return for his help if he should ever ask. He then gets frustrated in pursuit of the Care Bears, but then uses Christy to have her pretend to need help from the Care Bears so that he can capture them. Eventually Christy's two best friends, John, and Dawn who had been helping the Care Bears, talk Christy into joining them to stop Dark Heart, even if it costs them their lives.
Provides Examples Of
- Adults Are Useless: In this case, completely absent.
- Audience Participation: See Clap Your Hands If You Believe below for details.
- Chekhov's Skill: Christy's marble shooting.
- Clap Your Hands If You Believe: The Bears and Cousins exhort the audience to chant "We care!" along with them to save Christy, who made a Heroic Sacrifice. Even the repentant villain Dark Heart breaks down and joins in, and not only saves her, he winds up becoming a nice human boy.
- Continuity Snarl: Exactly how this movie - and it's an Origin Story - fits in with the first Care Bears Movie as a prime source of tongue-in-cheek Fan Wank. Most likely the first movie is in same continuity as the two 1980's specials and the DiC show, and the second movie/Nelvana series is either an Alternate Continuity.
- Collapsing Lair: Dark Heart's lair after he becomes human.
- Crystal Prison: What Dark Heart traps the bears in.
- Curtains Match the Window: Dark Heart before his Heel Face Turn.
- Deal with the Devil: Christy
- The Dragon: Christy to Dark Heart's Big Bad, due to her abovementioned deal.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: The movie generally isn't well received, yet everyone fondly remembers Christy and Dark Heart.
- Evil Is Cool: Some viewers tend to root for Dark Heart and Christy because of this.
- Evil Is Sexy: Yes, Dark Heart has a fangirl following.
- Evil Redhead: Dark Heart, in his human form (or any form that has fur/hair).
- Hate Plague: What Dark Heart does to the camp.
- Heel Face Turn: Dark Heart, after he realizes his feelings for Christy to save her.
- Love Redeems: Or caring redeems, but Dark Heart became Cristy's friend in the second movie, and he felt so bad about nearly killing her, that it drove the evil out of him.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Dark Heart after seeing that he accidentally zapped Christy.
- Not So Different: The Establishing Character Moment for the camp is pretty much the other campers who win at the sports treating Christy, Dawn, and John like crap for coming in last. What happens when Christy starts winning? Shes does the same thing to the others, with the exception of Dawn and John.
- One-Winged Angel: Dark Heart turns into a big ol' heap of Super Smoke.
- Padding: It had a musical number at the end that was pretty much just there to make sure it fulfilled the bare minimum for screentime. The song itself was over six minutes long and over half of it consisted of endlessly-repeated chorus (obstensibly to cover the end credits).
- Redemption Demotion: Dark Heart loses all his powers and becomes a normal human when he turns good.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Dark Heart in human form. Them turning normal is the first sign that he's turned into a real human.
- Sealed Good in a Can: The Care Bears until Christy frees them.
- Vile Villain Saccharine Show: Dark Heart
- Villainous Friendship : Dark Heart and Christy.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Strangely applied, but it leads to a Heel Face Turn.