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Teddie (known as Kuma Japan) is a being that came from inside the TV. With his claws and Persona, Kintoki-Douji, he'll upstage everyone with his crazy antics. He is the girl-chasing clown of the Investigation Group. Teddie is seen flirting with the girls of the Investigation Team at numerous occasions, but ends up failing every time. He has a bubbly, cute personality and is known to cheer up the mood when investigating cases, much like Chie.

In Japanese games, he has a verbal tick, adding "kuma" after every sentence. In the English version, his speech is filled with dozens of bear puns, for instance: "Bear-sona" while summoning his Persona. He seems to care alot about Nanako and calls her "Nana-Chan", even when she's in a near-death state after being kidnapped by Taro Namatame. In the beginning of Persona 4: The Animation, he acts much like a coward when shadows are near, but changes his ways as the story progresses. Two months after the events of Persona 4, Teddie hosts the P-1 Grandprix.

His head is safely removable, as demonstrated when Yosuke forcefully pulled it off, suspecting Teddie's appearance was merely a costume. Teddie's human form later in the game is a blonde, charming, bishonen-looking teenager when he removed his costume to take a drink from the summer heat (even though Yosuke tried to keep his costume on still believing no one was actually inside). He claims to have acquired his human form while growing stronger back in the TV World.
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Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle


Page Updated:  Jan. 27th, 2023

Are you serious? Are you kidding me? lol... I don't even know what to say about Teddie. He's a hilarious character for sure. For one, I'm not sure I can think of another 2D fighting game character sprite that has such an abundance of facial expressions and animations. He's definitely one of the most entertaining characters in the game.

In Persona 4: Golden, I found him to be pretty annoying at first... but somehow, I got around to kinda liking him... until he turned into an awkward human boy. >_> Teddie is a weird design. Nuff said. As a fighting game character, he turned out quite well. Aksys did an awesome job with his sprite and animations. 

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