Some TMNT stuff really isn't for little kids.
The Terror Bears are a recurring scenario character group in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness role-playing game and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures! supplement. They also received miniature figurine incarnations in the Dark Horse Miniatures.
These malignant creatures were created by unethical experimentation. As newly-born bear cubs, they were subjected to a military virus. Rather than killing the bears, the virus warped their development. For years the bears were kept captive by insensitive scientists. In their first three years of life, they were treated as experimental subjects for testing different kinds of biological toxins. This procedure consisted of injecting the bear cubs with massive doses of poison and hooking them up to uncomfortable electronic detectors to measure their suffering. It wasn't until their fourth year that a scientist discovered the bears' unusual intelligence. At that point, they were transferred and subjected to even more brutal experimentation as researchers attempted to find out the extent of their intelligence and abilities.
Since their escape, The Terror Bears have been living in suburban neighborhoods. Using loose clothing and large hats, they they will do various psionics on neighbors and store clerks in order to remain in disguise. The Terror Bears spend most of the daytime asleep in separate rooms. In the late afternoon and early evening, they eat and watch television. Late at night, they go out and wander the streets looking for victims.
The Terror Bears have a great fear of being captured and returned to the secret laboratories that created them. In order to prevent this they will constantly flee. They are not interested in killing, but enjoy torturing humans with their mental powers.
The terror bears are very immature, almost childlike. They've been badly hurt and want to strike back. But they are NOT adults and will not act in an adult way.
- The Terror Bears are an obvious parody of the Care Bears.
- The Dream Beavers in the 2012 TV series episode In Dreams are highly reminiscent of the Terror Bears.