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Real Name: Inapplicable/unrevealed

Identity/Class: Sentient gingerbread

Occupation: Protector, helper

Group Membership: Care Bears

Affiliations: Care Bears (notably Baby Hugs, Baby Tugs, Bedtime Bear, Grams Bear, Grumpy Bear, Wish Bear)

Enemies: Beastly, No-Heart

Known Relatives: Inapplicable

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Care-A-Lot

First Appearance: Care Bears#14/1 (January, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Originally composed of gingerbread dough, since the Ninja Bread Man gained sentience, he displays remarkable agility and strength for his size, and a unique and specialized defensive ability called cookirate. He deftly wields a butterknife for quick slicing.

Height: 1'3"
Weight: Unrevealed (~ 2 lbs. initially)
Eyes: None/inapplicable/brown?
Hair: None/inapplicable/unrevealed


(Care Bears#14/1) - Young Hugs Bear and Tugs Bear rolled out Grams Bear's gingerbread dough (under her supervision) just as Bedtime Bear and Wish Bear arrived, hoping for snacks before chores. The two little bears rolled out the dough into the shape of a ninja for fun and asked Wish Bear to turn it to life. The Ninja Bread Man sprang alive and introduced himself. He then offered his services to the Care Bears. But unseen, the devious Beastly, lackey of the nefarious No-Heart, had been ordered to kidnap the new being and bring him back to be turned evil for his master. As Ninja Bread Man sliced clouds alone to make new building blocks for the Care Bears, Beastly tried duping him into following, but the small ninja easily saw through the ruse and dropped Beastly through a cut cloud. Later, the Ninja Bread Man helped Bedtime Bear and Wish Bear trim the ragged edges of rainbows and quickly captured Beastly nearby, who had returned sneakily. Ninja Bread Man presented his prisoner to his friends, and then smeared Beastly with chocolate icing and sent him home in humiliation as punishment as the Care Bears watched on happily.




Comments: Created by Michael Gallagher, Howard Post, Jacqueline Roettcher.

Full physical stats are difficult to guess as his transition to sentience and movement is likely to have increased his mass, weight and other physical characteristics (eyes for eyesight, etc.).

Many of Marvel's Star titles sit in a gray area... Earth-616 or elsewhere?

Um... not sure how I feel about this one. An initial funny name premise, but the character's introductory panel and design? Ouch.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Ninja Bread Man has no known connections to:

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Care Bears#14/1, p5, pan3 (main image)
   p5, pan8 (headshot)

Care Bears#14/1 (January, 1988) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Howard Post (pencils), Jacqueline Roettcher (inks), Sid Jacobson (editor)

First posted: 05/31/2023
Last updated: 05/31/2023

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