Big Bear is a member of the Forever People.
The patriarch of the planet New Genesis, Izaya (also known as Highfather), engaged in a social experiment wherein he selected five random individuals from different points in Earth's history and brought them to New Genesis. The five children (named Beautiful Dreamer, Moonrider, Big Bear, Serifan and Vykin) grew up as close friends and eventually began to refer to themselves as the Forever People.
When Darkseid, ruler of Apokolips, began to use the Earth as a focal point in his war against New Genesis, he kidnapped Beautiful Dreamer, hoping to find the Anti-Life Equation inside her mind. With the help of Superman and the Infinity Man, The Forever People finally forced Darkseid to release her. They decided to remain on Earth for a time, to learn more about the planet and help protect it from Darkseid.
Eventually, they found themselves pursued by Devilance, and were forced to use their unique ability to trade places with the superpowerful Infinity Man to save themselves. In the course of their battle, though, Devilance and Infinity Man were seemingly destroyed, leaving the Forever People trapped in the planet called Adon.
An experiment executed by Vykin and his Mother Box led the primitive people of Adon to a developed society similar to Earth's. They spend years along these people, and Big Bear married Beautiful Dreamer. He worked as the library curator at the School-House, and his wife worked as teacher. Beautiful Dreamer was also pregnant. But, all those years they spend together in Adon were erased by an encounter with The Dark, making them young again, but still remembering their lives as grown-ups in Forevertown. As a result, Dreamer lost her unborn child.
This would be later corrected when Maya, the spirit of the Mother Box, helped the Forever People defeat The Dark, and in a last attempt to destroy the enemy, Maya sacrificed herself, transferring her spirit into Beautiful Dreamers womb, resulting in her being pregnant again. The child eventually was born, and they named her Maya, in honor of the Mother Box.
Powers and Abilities
- Density Control: Can mentally alter the density of objects.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Durability
- Aviation: the official pilot of Super-Cycle.
- Big Bear has special ear-circuits in his facial ornament that can be adjusted to instantaneous translating.
- Mother Box
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- 78 Appearances of Big Bear (New Earth)
- 15 Images featuring Big Bear (New Earth)
- 2 Quotations by or about Big Bear (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Big Bear (New Earth)
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