Bear Thief encountered Goku and Bulma early in their adventure to collect the Dragon Balls when they were escorting Master Roshi's Turtle back to the ocean. The Bear Thief intended to have Goku give up the turtle for him to eat it but Goku refused and the Bear Thief fought Goku. While not being able to even touch Goku, the Bear Thief was defeated with only one punch.
Video Games Edit
The Bear Thief has made appearances in several Video Games. He has appeared as a boss in two early titles Dragon Power and Super Gokuden: Totsugeki-Hen. In Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II a whole group of Bear Thiefs is introduced called the Kuma Mercenary Clan which can possibly be assumed that the bear thief is part of this gang. He made his first playable appearance in Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure where he first served as the boss of the first level and can be unlocked as a playable character. In the upcoming game Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo he appears as a boss early in the game just before Goku encounters Colonel Silver.
Voice Actors Edit
Funimation Dub: Dameon ClarkeOcean Group Dub: Ian James Corlett
- In the Ocean Group Dub of The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi the blood that sprayed out of his forehead when Goku defeated him was edited out.
- In "Terror and Plague", Goku faces another anthropomorphic thief with a nearly identical appearance to the Bear Thief, but who is instead a tiger.
- In "Tien's Atonement" Master Roshi, Tien, and Chiaotzu retrieve a Dragon Ball from an anthropomorphic pirate and his crew. This Bear Thief looks nearly identical to the Bear Pirate, with the exception of differently colored clothes and a peg leg.
- In Dragon Ball Origins, he is simply known as Bandit