"Doesn't matter how far apart we are. The bonds we've made will remain strong. Everyone's hearts is connected to the people they know and trust. It's those bonds that let us all search for our purpose in life. As long it's a purpose that you believe in, there will always be someone who could help you fulfill it. You, me, and everyone else, there are no barriers. Our hearts are one. Right, Sensei?"
Teddie, known as Kuma in the Japanese version, is a playable character in Persona 4.
- Persona 4 / Golden: Playable Character; Star Social Link
- Persona 4 Arena / Ultimax: Playable Character/Navigator/Protagonist (Teddie Story Route, Episode P4)
- Persona 4 Arena (Manga): Major Character
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Manga): Major Character
- Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Stageplay
- Persona 4: Dancing All Night: Playable Character
- Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth: Playable Character
- Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth: Playable Character
- Persona 5: Cameo
- Persona 5 Royal: Cameo
- Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight: Cameo
- Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight: Cameo (DLC)
- Catherine: Cameo
- Catherine: Full Body: Cameo
Teddie's appearance is based off a stuffed animal. He is an anthropomorphic bear with blue fur. He wears red and white jumpsuit-like clothing. Additionally, the head part of his suit has lenses which allow him to see through the fog in the Midnight Channel. Size-wise, Teddie is the shortest male party member.
After developing an ego, Teddie becomes a teenage boy with blond hair pulled to his left side, bright blue eyes and fair skin. He is shown wearing a white blouse-like shirt with various adornments like a red rose and a flamboyantly designed collar.
At the school festival when cross-dressing, Teddie has long blond hair with a blue ribbon, wears a blue dress and white stockings as well as black shoes. His cross-dressing alias is very similar to the appearance of Alice from the 1951 Disney adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (see also: Alice). Extra information reveals that Kanji was the one who made this Alice dress.
In the True Ending epilogue of Persona 4 Golden, Teddie appears to have grown taller and has a new outfit: a blue and white striped T-shirt with an anchor design, navy shorts and yellow shoes.
In Persona 4: Dancing All Night, he retains his bear suit, but it now features a disco motif. He's sometimes seen wearing black sunglasses during the Story Mode. When he's in his human form, he wears a similar casual wear, but with minor differences. He now dons a golden cape with white star patterns and crown, and cuffed boots with star patterns.
"If I'm an unknown being, then the way I can change is unknown, too... So all I have to do... is make them not-unknown. Nana-chan's doing her best... Sensei and the others are probably fighting now too... I... I'm just a Shadow, but Nana-chan cheered up when she heard my voice... So what if I'm just a Shadow...!? There must be something I can do! I can't just give up thinking about things... That's why I came back here. Right, Nana-chan...?"
Teddie is usually bubbly and cute and is known to lighten the mood when investigating the case, much like Chie. Possibly due to being a Shadow unfamiliar with the human world, or perhaps due to being a cartoon bear, Teddie has a lot of childish naivety, innocence and is pure of heart. He doesn't know a lot of human customs, does not know what "scoring a hot stud" means or what a "manwhore" is. This results in him having a lack of social boundaries, such as when he flirts with Chie and Yukiko, although he fails every time. He's also given a lot of people nicknames for himself to remember. 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.
He idolizes and respects the protagonist, to the point of calling him "Sensei." In the Japanese version, he has a verbal tic, adding "-kuma" after every sentence, while in the English version his speech is filled with dozens of bear puns, like saying "Bear-sona" while summoning his Persona.
Despite his cheery attitude, Teddie sometimes expresses bouts of sadness and confusion. His biggest insecurity is his own identity and potentially having no reason for existence. Throughout the story, similar to Rise Kujikawa, Teddie struggles to find out his own self and his place in both the TV world and the real world, as he has lost his own memories. As the story progresses, Teddie begins to develop a fear that he perhaps has no "true self" and that he has no memories to recover, but continues to search for them regardless. This results in the creation of Shadow Teddie.
He seems to care a lot about Nanako Dojima and calls her "Nana-Chan," even when she's in a near-death state after being kidnapped by Taro Namatame. After Nanako's "death," realizing that he couldn't keep his promise to play with her, and with his memories returned, Teddie grieves over the fact that he was an ordinary Shadow who grew human emotions and wanted to be accepted by others. By the end of the game, following Nanako's recovery, Teddie comes to accept his true self and realizes that if he is an unknown being, then the way he could change was unknown as well, and vows to protect the TV world while living with the Investigation Team in the real world.
As shown in Golden, Teddie shows sympathy towards Marie after learning her true identity, since they both have a similar problem.
Teddie serves as the guide for the Investigation Team in the Midnight Channel. At first, he acts as support for battles, but after the party completes the Marukyu Striptease dungeon, he joins in combat, while Rise takes over the support role. Whenever a new team member joins, Teddie is inexplicably able to create glasses so that they can see through the fog in the Midnight Channel.
Teddie was first seen in the Midnight Channel at the time when the protagonist, Yosuke Hanamura and Chie Satonaka search for an exit, after leaving the Desolate Bedroom. Teddie, confused and irritated by their presence, asks them to leave because it's dangerous there and shows them the exit. After Saki Konishi's death, the protagonist and Yosuke enter the TV again in order to investigate. There, they meet Teddie once again, but he gets suspicious and thinks that they are the ones who've been throwing people in. After they try to prove their innocence, Teddie asks them to find the real culprit and makes them promise to do so in order to let them out. When the protagonist first awakens to his Persona, amazed by his power, Teddie immediately calls him "Sensei." He assumes the support role for the team until Rise joins the party.
After Teddie defeats Rise's shadow, his own Shadow appears as a larger form of his bear costume, coming out of a hole in the ground. Unlike most of the other Shadow selves, Teddie's Shadow is highly intelligent, speaks in a deep and intimidating voice and does not wait for Teddie to deny him before attacking the party, mocking the Investigation Team's goals of seeking the truth as a waste of effort. However, this may be due to the intervention of another party, as Rise stated she felt the intervention of a powerful presence, most likely Izanami or Ameno-sagiri. It represents Teddie's hiding the truth about his identity, that is, the fact that he is a lost, lonely Shadow. He learned to speak human language and became friendly with humans, taking his bear-like form so that people would like him upon meeting him. Teddie eventually grows a human body so that he can be with other humans. After gaining a personality and losing his Shadow mask, he receives his own Persona. When the team was about to leave after the successful rescue of Rise and the defeat of his shadow, Teddie decides that he wants to be alone for a while and train in order for his fur to grow back and to be stronger.
Right after the death of Kinshiro Morooka, the team asks Teddie, who has come to their side, if someone was thrown in the TV while he was in, but Teddie answers negatively. The ultimate surprise comes when Teddie complains about the heat and tries to remove his bear suit, much to Yosuke's disapproval, because he thought that Teddie was going to be empty inside, but he was not: Teddie had grown a human body while training. Teddie then becomes a front-line ally, giving the support work to Rise. His Persona is Kintoki-Douji of the Star Arcana.
When Nanako "dies," Teddie is so devastated and consumed by his own powerlessness of being unable to keep his promise to Nanako, that he feels he lost his reason to live in Inaba. Teddie then disappears and becomes immersed in a world of fog in his bear form, because Shadows are not allowed in the real world, and his human identity, which allows him to leave the Midnight Channel, has faded.
In the game's bad endings where the protagonist is unable to continue solving the mystery, the protagonist finds a farewell letter from Teddie who mentions that he has returned to the Midnight Channel but expresses his gratitude for the time he has spent in the human world with the Investigation Team.
"The purpose of this room is to nurture egos. Shadows, mere fragments of the Ego, have no place here. Very interesting."
If the protagonist is able to continue solving the mystery, then on December 5th, Teddie appears in the Velvet Room with the usual occupants nowhere to be seen. He explains the origins of his existence to the protagonist, and is saddened to realize that he is merely a Shadow who took the form of a cartoon bear so that humans would like him. Teddie asks the protagonist to apologize to Nanako in Heaven. However, when the protagonist reveals to Teddie that Nanako never died, Teddie regains his strength. After Teddie leaves the velvet room, Igor, Margaret, and Marie (in Golden) appear, with Igor mentioning how Teddie's appearance is "very interesting," because Shadows should not be in the Velvet Room, with him having "a meaningful smile on his face."
The next day, Teddie returns to the Investigation Team with newfound vigor. After the events of the game, Teddie lives with Yousuke.
"No matter how hard I think, there's too many things my little brain can't understand... But, I do understand one thing now... I'm glad that I met you, Sensei."
- Main article: Social Link/Teddie
A Social Link is automatically established with Teddie through the course of the story. Like the Fool and Judgement S.Links, this Social Link levels up periodically. Once the Social Link automatically maxes out, the protagonist can create Helel, the Light Bearer. Even if the protagonist never maxes out any other of his Social Links, the protagonist will always hear at least Teddie's voice in the True Ending.
Persona 4 Golden
"I've made my decision to stop relying on you so much, Sensei. I will now enter the Independent Teddie Chapter of my life... so that this time, I can be your Sensei!"
During the time when the protagonist is alone in Dojima's house, Teddie offers to stay as company and to look after the house. He will join the protagonist when he searches for bugs at the vegetable patch in winter. In one event, the protagonist has the chance to kiss Teddie but he will break away and tell him that his "bearamones are too powerful." He will also ask the protagonist to teach him how to "glomp" after learning from Yosuke's books, the protagonist can choose to show or tell him how, only to have Dojima walking in on their act.
In the Midnight Channel, Teddie has several costumes that make him appear human in the TV world as well as several outfits that feature him cross dressing.
The addition of bikes for the Investigation Team introduced a unique new way of obtaining skills for party members. By going on special forms of dates with each party member, involving the use of the bikes, the player is given the option of either having the party member in question learn a brand-new skill or relearn any old skill that they have forgotten. The bike skills available to Teddie are listed below.
Additionally, like with Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4, each party member is able to learn new skills upon the player's progression of their Social Link. The Social Link skills that Teddie learns upon the development of his Social Link are also listed below.
Teddie also acts as the host of the minigame Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz.
Persona 4 The Animation
Teddie first appeared when Yu, Yosuke and Chie first appeared in the TV world. He followed the three of them to the mysterious room with the noose. Teddie then gave Yu Narukami the glasses and fled when he sensed the shadows. He is later found by Yu, Yosuke and Chie and tells them how to leave. When Yu and Yosuke returned to investigate what had happened to Saki Konishi, they ran into Teddie again, who led them to where Saki was. When Yosuke's Shadow appeared, Teddie stated that those were Yosuke's inner feelings to which Yosuke denied resulting in the following battle. After the battle, Teddie tells them that Saki and Mayumi Yamano were likely killed by their Shadows. Yu and Yosuke then promised Teddie that they would solve the case.
When Kanji Tatsumi was trapped in the Midnight Channel, instead of gathering information, they gave Teddie the bunny keychain that Kanji made by hand. Using it, he was able to sense his location and lead the team to the bath house. At the entrance, he is confused as to why the team, especially the male members, are reluctant to enter. When they find Kanji and confront his Shadow, he tries to help, but ends up slipping and falling on his face.
At Marukyu Striptease, he gives Kanji the pair of joke glasses that he'd made as a prank, enraging Kanji. After Kanji throws the unbearably goofy-looking glasses away, Teddie gives him the real pair of glasses. At the end of Rise's dungeon, Rise's Shadow manages to overpower the team and prepares to finish them off when Teddie attacks, managing to weaken her with a burst of power that ends up deflating him.
Upon getting back to normal state, he comes to the human world through the TV in Junes and upon being asked who he was, he said "Duh, Teddie." The employees thought he said Doug Teddie. After showing his human form and asking for clothes, Chie and Yukiko drag him into the store to get some, forgetting his bear head, which scares a little kid and Yu had to go get it back.
During summer holiday in order to stop a fight among the kids he was looking after, Yu borrowed Teddie's suit (possibly without permission) and when Nanako saw Yu with a woman, she had Teddie, Yosuke and Kanji help stalk him, before realizing he was with another woman, shocking them before they become more shocked when they see a kid come up to them.
Teddie and Yu's bond is represented by the Persona Saturnus.
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Teddie and company end up in an alternate universe of Yasogami High School during the culture festival. While there, they meet Rei and Zen, who are also trapped. During their first venture into the labyrinth, You in Wonderland, they encounter the unexpected team, SEES, who were also somehow sent to the other world.
Together, they venture through the labyrinths trying to solve the mystery behind their encounter and find the source of the strange world. Teddie often finds himself compared to Koromaru for their statuses as team mascots, and self-proclaims him as his rival.
In the P4 story of the game, Teddie would participate and organize a question game during their venture into the Group Date Cafe.
Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
During a regular visit into the Midnight Channel, their course is unexpectedly altered and they were sent directly into the movie world of Junessic Land, where Rise winds up poisoned and Yosuke separated from them. They encounter the Phantom Thieves and learn of what is happening. To better their chances of escaping the new world, they agree to combine forces, with the P5 hero as their leader.
Teddie learns two unison attacks during special quests, which he can perform with Rise, Aigis and Haru; and Koromaru and Morgana. Teddie often competes with Koromaru and Morgana to be the best mascot, but in the end comes to the conclusion that they are all special.
Persona 4 Arena
Teddie returns in the sequel and hosts the P-1 Grand Prix. The rest of the Investigation Team enters the TV world in order to find the truth behind Teddie's doing. It is eventually revealed that the "Teddie" behind the tournament isn't Teddie at all, but Shadow Labrys masquerading as him.
In his story mode, after Yu left Inaba in Persona 4, Teddie kept busy by working at Junes. One day, he can't find Yosuke, so he dives inside the TV world to go look for him. Teddie lands inside a strange classroom with cleaning equipment nearby and uses the items to pull off a MacGyver-worthy escape. He meets Labrys and is awestruck by her beauty and offers to become her "knight." He then runs into a "suspicious dude with a red cloak" and a "celebrity beauty". His story mode is unique from the other characters (not counting Elizabeth and Labrys), because he has Kanji as his final boss rather than the Malevolent Entity or a possessed Labrys. Kanji arrives after the Malevolent Entity escapes, still thinking that everything is a dream. He then tries to challenge someone so he can win the tournament. Teddie then accepts his challenge, after cheers from the female characters.
Additionally, in some of his win poses involve him shedding his "skin" to reveal human Teddie, clothed, naked, or cross-dressing.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
As the final P-1 tournament called P-1 Climax occurring in a Dark Hour Inaba, Teddie is once again being impersonated. This time, it is a same Malevolent Entity who masterminded the previous tournament, and reveal himself to be a Shadow named Hinokagutsuchi. Teddie also encounter and fights his impostor temporarily.
Teddie is best described as a trickster character with a wide variety of tools including, but not limited to: a teleport, ailment-causing specials and a wide array of throwing items that dynamically change the flow of battle. Unlike previous Arc Systems characters in the same style, his items come out in a preset order. He is also the only character that can inflict rage (via an item and his Furious Action) which allows him to create very devastating setups but also suffer increased damage from the opponent for a small amount of time if he gets caught. His Furious Action especially helps him reset the momentum (and arguably sets it to his advantage due to Rage) as even if the opponent is not hit by the move itself, the counter effect always puts Teddie at a certain distance behind the opponent making a counterattack extremely awkward to perform.
Additionally, he has good range on his normals and can hit confirm into combos fairly well. As a payoff for his numerous blessings, his defense is somewhat poor and whiffing with him is a death sentence. His hitbox is very abnormal compared to the others (he is a bear after all), which leads to situations where combos may whiff on him or specific combos that apply to Teddie only. He also lacks an overhead attack, excluding his All-Out Attack which has a noticeable startup.
His leitmotif is known as "Kuma Kuma Circus!" (localized as either "Teddie Circus!," "Bear Bear Circus!" or "Teddie Teddie Circus" and can go either way on those).
Teddie is the fourth character the player faces in Score Attack. His damage is increased, he's heavier than normal and Teddie Circus is sped up to high speeds and does 3 trips around.
Persona 4 Golden
P4 Anime (English)
- As fighter
- "Go, Kintoki-Douji!" (Enemy weak to attack/Critical with Phys skill)
- "Here goes! Kamui!" (Enemy weak to attack/Critical with Phys skill)
- "Go, Kamui-Moshiri!" (Enemy weak to attack/Critical with Phys skill)
- "Bear-sona!" (Peru-kuma! in Japanese version) (Using a skill)
- "It's so stubborn!" (Failure to eliminate an enemy Shadow)
- "I'll get it next time!" (Failure to eliminate an enemy Shadow)
- "Oh ... how cruel!" (Getting up from being knocked down/Dizzy)
- "I'm still ticking!" (Getting up from being knocked down/Dizzy)
- "This is my chance, how about it?" (Follow-up attack)
- "Here I go!" (Follow-up attack after being initiated)
- "Thank you!" (Being healed)
- "Thanks a bunch!" (Being healed)
- "Leave it to moi!" (Tactics: Act Freely)
- "You're the boss!" (Tactics: Direct Commands)
- "Bear pile on the enemy!" (Prompt for All-Out Attack)
- "It's time to get wild!" (Prompt for All-Out Attack)
- "Just say the word and it's bear time!" (Prompt for All-Out Attack)
- "Take this! And this!" (Commencing with All-Out Attack)
- "What a Teddie-ous fight! Heehee." (Battle Won)
- "I'm the MVB! Wah ha ha!" (Battle won)
- "These are my true abilities!" (Battle won)
- "Whee! We won!" (Battle won)
- "I'm pretty good, aren't I?" (Battle won)
- "The Teddie legend never dies!" (Battle won)
- "I've climbed the stairway to maturity!" (Level Up)
- As support
- "Yosuke pounded an enemy!" (Yosuke defeats a Shadow)
- "Oh, Sensei! How could you?" (Protagonist status down)
- "That's it, Yosuke! One enemy down!" (Yosuke does a critical hit/weakness point)
- "Ehh!? '____', your defense is down!" (Any character gets defense down)
- "Four/three/two enemies left!" (Defeating enough shadows to leave four/three/two enemies remaining)
- "Hoho! Kanji, you beat an enemy!" (Kanji defeating a Shadow in combat)
- "An ambush by three enemies! Don't cry!" (Being ambushed by three Shadows)
- "Three enemies! Let's get through this!" (Engaging combat with three Shadows)
- "There are two enemies! Hang in there!" (Engaging combat with two Shadows)
- "Amazing, Sensei! Keep it up!" (Protagonist does a critical hit/weakness point)
- "Good work, Sensei! That's one so far!" (Defeating Shadow)
- "I smell one enemy! You can do it!" (Engaging combat with one Shadow)
- "That was coooool, Yosuke!" (The enemy missed attack on Yosuke)
- "Beautiful, Yuki-chan!" (The enemy missed attack on Yukiko)
- "Whoa, Kanji, that was so cool!" (The enemy missed attack on Kanji)
- "I smell three enemies! Don't get careless!" (Engaging combat with three Shadows)
- "S-Sensei! How dare you!" *growls* (Protagonist is knocked down)
- "Two enemies left!" (Defeating enough shadows to leave two enemies remaining)
- "Hang tight and go for it!" (Using rush)
- "Hang in there!" (Using rush)
- "Victory!!" (Party won battle)
- "Yikes! This one's tough!" (Analyzing an enemy)
- "You can win this! Do your best!" (Analyzing a weak enemy)
- "Three enemies! But they're too slow!" (Engaging combat with advantage against three Shadows)
- "Go Sensei! You knocked it down!" (Protagonist strikes enemy's weakness)
- "You hit its weakness! Smart move, Sensei!" (Protagonist strikes enemy's weakness)
- "It's our turn first! There's three enemies!" (Engaging combat with advantage against three Shadows)
- "It's down!" (Protagonist strikes enemy's weakness)
- "I smell two enemies! Beat them up!" (Engaging combat with enemies)
- "You're awesome, Sensei! Go go go!" (Protagonist strikes enemy's weakness)
- "That was a good one, Sensei!" (Protagonist strikes enemy's weakness)
- "Great, Sensei! Go for broke!" (Protagonist defeats enemy)
- "One enemy! Fight! Fight! Fight!" (One enemy in battle)
- "Two enemy Shadows! You get to go first!" (Engaging combat with advantage against enemies)
- "No one stands in Sensei's way!" (Protagonist defeats enemy)
- "Yosuke's on the warpath! Keep it going!" (Yosuke defeats an enemy)
- "There's one enemy! Smash it!" (Engaging combat with a single enemy)
- "You've hit its weakness!" (Protagonist strikes enemy's weakness)
- "Yosuke's in danger! He needs help!" (Yosuke's HP is low)
- "Waaah! That was intense! You okay?" (Party was struck by an enemy's multi-attack)
- "No, Sensei! Sensei, get up!" (Protagonist is defeated)
- "Sensei, get up! Somebody, help!" (Protagonist is defeated)
- "Get up, sensei! Someone, help!" (Protagonist is defeated)
- "S-Sensei!? Sensei!" (Protagonist is defeated)
- Persona 4 Golden
- "Yay! Kamui-Moshiri!" (Summoning Persona: Kamui-Moshiri)
- "I'm here! Time to show my skills!" (Prompting Cavalry Attack)
- "Come on, miracle!" (When performing the skill Kamui Miracle)
- "Let's see what pops out!" (When performing the skill Kamui Miracle)
- "Kamui Miracle!" (When performing the skill Kamui Miracle)
- "That was easy!" (Battle won in Gekkou Uniform)
- "All right! Next!" (Battle won in Gekkou Uniform)
- "Gimme your hearts!" (Battle won in Drag Costume)
- "Phoenix Rangers Featherman R!" (Battle won in Neo Featherman Suit)
- "Feather Horned Owl saves the day!" (Battle won in Neo Featherman Suit)
- "Let's do this!" (When chosen in character select screen)
- "No! I'm been locked up!" (Trapped inside a locker)
- "I'm a V.I.P. so I decided to show up late!" (Opening line)
- "Ladies and gentlemen, let's play!" (Opening line)
- "If I win, give me a raise!" (Opening line vs. Yosuke)
- "Oh... I'm in big trouble now!" (Opening line vs. Kanji)
- "Labby-chan! Let's play!" (Opening line vs. Labrys)
- "Oh man...! A half-naked man in a cape!" (Opening line vs. Akihiko)
- "You missed!" (While performing Teddie Decoy when the opponent is attacking)
- "Teddie Screw!" (While performing Bear Screw)
- "Teddie Ball!" (While performing Bear Screw)
- "Teddie Charge!" (While performing Bear Screw)
- "Teddie Driver!" (While performing Bear Screw)
- "I'm a wild bear!" (While performing Bear Screw)
- "Take this!" (While additional A attack)
- "Climb up the stairs to adulthood!" (While performing Teddie Warp)
- "BEARy poisonous." (While performing Puppeteddie)
- "Make sure you trade in your old one!" (While performing Teddivision)
- "No illegal garbage dumping!" (While performing Teddivision)
- "How about this launch!" (While performing special move, Tomahawk)
- "It's showtime!" (Performing Awakened super move, Circus Bear)
- "This is my big day!" (Performing Awakened super move, Circus Bear)
- "Let's go Teddie!" (Performing Awakened super move, Circus Bear)
- "Any tips are appreciated!" (After performing Awakened super move, Circus Bear)
- "Tune in next time!" (After performing Awakened super move, Circus Bear)
- "Flip the switch!" (While performing instant kill, Kamui Kablooey)
- "You've been careless. Look at 'em go!"(During instant kill, Kamui Kablooey)
- "I'm no match for Sensei...!" (Defeated by Yu)
- "I handle this" (While grabbing)
- "I can't STAND you anymore!" (Throw)
- "I've had enough of this!" (Throw)
- "[Teddie appears in human form] I'm sorry, baby." (Final victory)
- "[Teddie appears as Alice] Gimme... your hearts!" (Final victory)
- "[Teddie appears in naked human form] Oh, don't be discouraged okay?" (Final victory)
- "Is this the end of me...?" (At the Continue screen)
- "I'll show you what I'm made of!" (Retry)
- "You weren't weak. I was just too strong, baby..."
- "Every day's great at your Junes! Nana-chan, are you watching?"
- "Heeheehee... My time has come! I'm surging forth, like the raging waves!"
- "Oh my, my wild nature just happened to slip out!"
- Character specific
- Yu Narukami: "Did you see that, Sensei? I've gotten stronger, right!?"
- Yosuke Hanamura: "Hey, Yosuke? I won, so that means I get to eat all the food and sweets that Junes serves!"
- Yukiko Amagi: "Hey, Yuki-chan! How'd you like my scoring with you, huh? Hrm? That isn't what "scoring" means?"
- Kanji Tatsumi: "Whew, I thought Kanji was gonna hug me to death... My fur is still unruffled!"
- Akihiko Sanada: "Oooh! Your muscles are amazing! Yikes, I can't fall behind! Here goes! Hmph! Hmph! Hmph!"
- Labrys: "Let's do our best together, Labby-chan!"
- Elizabeth: "Hm... What a mysterious lady. Say, would you like to pet my fur?"
- Teddie: "The fake Teddie is no good at all. The real one has a much shinier coat of fur!"
- "Heehee, I'm strong after all! I'm a champion!"
- "A victory for Teddie! How was it, guys? Was I cool?"
- "Hehehe... Now is the beginning of Teddie's legend! To anyone and everyone: bring it on!"
- "You have a lot to learn before you can win against me! I accept rematches 24 hours a day!"
- "I won't run anymore. I have a home I want to protect!"
- "A frenzy of punches, glistening sweat, and an exchange of blows with a rival... That's youth, baby! Now, let's run towards the sunset!"
- Character Specific
- Yu Narukami: "No wonder you're my Sensei... You were tough! Please let me go at you again some time!"
- Yosuke Hanamura: "Yay, I won against Yosuke! Sooo... gimme a raise!"
- Yukiko Amagi: "Y-Yuki-chan! Were you trying to burn me for real!?"
- Naoto Shirogane: "The reason you lost, Nao-chan... was because I was too strong! All the mysteries have been solved."
- Mitsuru Kirijo: "Hrmm? Are you okay, Mit-chan? Your punishment was a little underwhelming this time..."
- Aigis: "A barrage of bullets from the cute Ai-chan? I'll accept them all!"
- Elizabeth: "A-Are you after my life after all? I definitely don't wanna be made into bear stew!"
- Yukari Takeba: "Ohoho! This lady seems marvelous too! Wanna have some tea with me at Junes?"
- Ken Amada & Koromaru: "I won't let you take the role of adorable mascot! This age needs a bear like me, not just a plain ol' doggie!"
- Rise Kujikawa: "Rise-chan, you've climbed the stairs to adulthood! Your new Persona was really cool!"
- Sho Minazuki: "You have such sad eyes... Don't worry! I'm sure you can change!"
- Marie: "It's great to see you, Emmy-chan! Might as well make the most of it, so let's go on a date!"
Teddie's in-game expressions
Teddie's in-game expressions
Teddie's in-game expressions (Human form)
Concept art of Teddie's human form
Teddie dressed as Alice in Soejima Shigenori Arts Book 2004-2010
Protagonist and Teddie
Teddie in a TV
Teddie with the group
Teddie with the group
Teddie with the group
Teddie's All-Out Attack portrait in Persona 4 Golden
Teddie's human portrait
Teddie's new year clothes
Teddie's epilogue portrait in Persona 4 Golden
Teddie as Alice
Teddie says goodbye to the protagonist
Teddie and Yukiko
Teddie continues his goodbye
Teddie in the group photo
Teddie in the group photo
Teddie in the intro
Artwork by Shigenori Soejima on 500k players for the PC version of Persona 4 Golden.
Steam Background - Teddie and Kintoki-Douji (Uncommon)
Steam Emoticon - :p4g_smiling: (Common)
Steam Emoticon - :p4g_smiling: 18x18 (Common)
|Persona 4 (Manga)|
Cover for Volume 2
Cover for Volume 4
Cover for Volume 5
Cover for Volume 8
Illustration of Volume 8
Illustration of Volume 10
Teddie/Kuma's human form seen in manga adaption
|Persona 4 The Animation|
Teddie on DVD Cover of P4A Volume 7
Volume 9 Illustration cover
Concept artwork from The Animation
Teddie in second opening of the animation
Teddie in second opening of the animation
Teddie's battle anime close up
Teddie's anime battle close up from episode 17, under the effect's of Shadow Naoto's aging beam.
|Persona 4 The Golden Animation|
Teddie on DVD Cover of P4GA Volume 2
Teddie in a festival outfit
Teddie in a cheerleading outfit
Teddie in a jack-o-lantern outfit
Teddie and Yosuke
Teddie's design in Persona 4 The Golden Animation
|Persona 4 Arena|
Teddie in Persona 4 The Ultimate Mayonaka Arena Official Book
Teddie's eye mask sprite in Persona 4 Arena.
"Teddie" in Persona 4 Arena
Teddie's close up with eye mask
Concept of Teddie in arcade mode
"Teddie" in Arcade opening of Persona 4 Arena
Teddie's Instant Kill: Kamui Kablooey
Teddie in Persona 4 Arena's Story Mode
Clothed Win Pose
Naked Win Pose
|Persona 4 Arena Ultimax|
Teddie in the "trailer" for the P1 Climax
Teddie unexpectedly facing General Teddie
Teddie revealing his human form to Yukari and Junpei
Teddie daydreams of his female friends wearing Junes swimsuits
|Persona 4 Arena/Ultimax (Manga)|
Illustration Countdown of Teddie and Yosuke for Volume 1 by Rokuro Saito
Illustration Countdown of Teddie, Yu, and Yosuke for Volume 2 by Rokuro Saito
Ultimax Illustration of Volume 1
Ultimax Volume 2 Illustration
|Persona 4: Dancing All Night|
Teddie close up for Dancing All Night
Teddie from Persona 4 Dancing All Night Official Visual Book
Concept art of Teddie's Original Costume
Teddie's portrait in Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Teddie's human portrait in Persona 4: Dancing All Night
Sega wallpaper of Teddie
Long Nose Suit
General's Cloak (Free DLC)
Original Stage Costume (Bear) (DLC)
Neo Featherman Suit (Free DLC)
Persona Classics Set (Paid DLC) (Based on Jack Frost)
Persona Classics Set 2 (Paid DLC) (Based on Koromaru)
Original Stage Costume (Human) (Paid DLC)
Persona Classics Set 2 (Paid DLC) (Based on Ken Amada)
|Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth|
Teddie's Bear suit animated artwork
Teddie's human form animated artwork
Teddie being attacked by Koromaru
Teddie with the group
Teddie appears on the -Roundabout- volume cover
Teddie in -Roundabout-
Teddie in Side: P3
Teddie's human form seen in Side: P3
Teddie in Side: P4
Teddie's human form seen in Side: P4
|Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth|
Teddie with the group
Teddie's Close Up
Teddie with the P4 cast
Teddie in the end credits
Teddie in the end credits
Teddie in the end credits
Teddie as he appears in Persona 4 Visualive
|PERSONA 20th Anniversary Festival|
Persona Music Live 2012 Illustration
Persona Music Box 2014 Illustration
Persona Livehouse Tour 2015 Illustration
Teddie cameos in Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Awakening Arc promoting Persona Q
Teddie on 「PERSORA AWARDS」
Illustration of Teddie. Yu, the P3 protagonist and Aigis by Shigenori Soejima
Morgana as Teddie in Persona 5
Teddie and Morgana in the 200,000 followers celebration
Teddie, Morgana and Aigis at TGS2018
Teddie on PERSORA AWARDS 3 MEMENTO MORI☆MORI BOX
Teddie, Koromaru & Morgana die cut towel set (from Persona 25th Anniversary)
Taiyaki of Teddie, Morgana & Koromaru (Sega Collaboration Cafe, Persona 25th Anniversary)
Promotional artwork for the Persona 25th Anniversary x Sega Collaboration Cafe collaboration
Teddie in the 25th FES website background
Teddie and Morgana in the 25th FES website background
In Other Languages
|Japanese||クマ (Kuma)||熊田 (Kumada)|
|Korean||곰 (Gom)||웅이 (Ung-i)|
|Traditional Chinese||小熊 (Xiǎoxióng)||熊田 (Xióngtián)|
- Some design sketches for Teddie indicate that he was originally planned to be female.
- Teddie imitates Takaya Sakaki's scene at the love hotel from Persona 3 when the protagonist and the team go there for the school trip in Port Island.
- In the Japanese version, he uses the alter ego Kumada (熊田, lit. "bear field," but can also be interpreted as クマだ, or 'It's Kuma!" or may be a pun on the name, "Yamada") instead of retaining his original name once he comes out to the real world. Kumada is a common Japanese last name.
- When the group plays "King's Game," he and Kanji kiss regardless of number choice, but it is not seen on-screen. Choosing number three implies that Teddie was likely intoxicated, although his dialogue towards Kanji and flirtatiousness with Yu implies he may have had the intent to kiss him, while choosing number one shows Teddie had simply missed.
- Inside the DVD of Persona 4, there is hidden audio of Teddie describing Naoto's current status in battle when he is in the supporting role. This scenario is impossible considering the timeline of the game, since the team rescues Naoto after Teddie joins the party as a fighter.
- In the animated cutscenes of the game, the mouth of Teddie's bear suit does not move after he develops an ego, but in the anime, his mouth moves even after he obtains his human form. This is also changed in the new animated cutscenes in Persona 4 Golden, but in the cutscenes from the original game, his mouth still doesn't move.
- One of Teddie's usable weapons, Strega Claw is a reference to Strega from Persona 3.
- In Persona 4 Golden, when wearing a Gekkoukan High uniform (in human form), Teddie imitates Ken Amada's victory pose and says his lines. He also spins an imaginary spear in the victory pose.
- In Persona 4 Golden, Teddie, near the end of the game, visits the protagonist during lunch at school to suggest hanging out later, much like other Social Link characters. This is the only time in the game he does so, as his Social Link is part of the game's plot and non-optional.
- Teddie, in some regards, is similar to another Shadow, Ryoji Mochizuki. However, Teddie gained a human form due to him gaining a Persona, while Ryoji gained a human form due to being inside the protagonist of Persona 3 for 10 years, however he originally appeared in the form of a child.
- As stated above, in the English versions of Persona 4, Teddie's dialogue is full of bear puns. The ultimate form of the Star Arcana, Teddie's Arcana, is Helel, the Light "Bear"er.
- Teddie's Bear Claw follow-up attack is likely a reference to Bear Claw user Warsman's signature Screwdriver technique from the manga series Kinnikuman. Teddie's technique was renamed Bear Screw in Persona 4 Arena.
- Teddie, Shadow Labrys and Metis (though she is only theorized to be a Shadow) are one of the few Shadows that have developed egos and wield Personas.
- It is mentioned in Persona Q and shown in Persona 4 Arena that after leaving the TV World, he takes residence in Yosuke's closet which includes a bed and some pieces of human clothing.
- Teddie's Personas have an appearance of metallic ball-shaped machines. This correlates with Teddie's own body being round and artificially made.
- Though subtle, Teddie's voice actually changes when he is in his human form. It isn't as excitable and is smoother than his regular voice. However, he goes back to his original voice every now and then, especially when in his bear suit.
- Morgana in Persona 5 can wear a Teddie outfit as DLC.
- Teddie appears in Persona 5 as a central part of the festive decoration called a ?. It is is bought by Haru Okumura for the protagonist to decorate his room with after he assists her at the Tori no Ichi Festival. (熊手*)
- Teddie makes numerous cameos throughout Atlus' game Catherine: as a stuffed animal, on a poster, on a bottle of "Bear Beer" and more.
- Teddie says "bear" 65 times in Persona 4 The Animation.
- In Persona 4 Golden, due to Teddie's unknown age, he is unable to obtain a license to obtain a scooter to ride to the beach; he instead uses roller blades while in his bear suit.
Persona 4 Arena
- The Bear Screw attack is based on his Bear Claw follow up attack in the original Persona 4.
- In his Fake Bear R-Action, Teddie can still deflate his suit somehow, even long after gaining a human form.
- After landing Teddie's Kamooey Kablooey (Kamu Kamu Rocket, in Japanese version), Kintoki-Douji descends with an afro on top of its head, referencing Faust's instant kill from Guilty Gear X where he blows both his opponent and himself up with a bomb, giving them both afros.
- There is a cutscene that shows Teddie flexing his muscles which is also his All-Out Attack cut-in image in Persona 4 Golden.
- When Teddie wins a match in Persona 4 Arena, the announcer will say "Kuma wins!" on the English voice setting.
- Both Chie and Teddie are the only characters to not retain any of their offensive spells in their movesets; in Teddie's case, all of his attacks are original save for his followup attack.
- Teddie's auto-combo has him finish with multiple punches while growing large eyebrows. This is a reference to the anime and manga series "Fist of the North Star." Arc System Works also did a fighting game adaptation of the series.
- In the second episode of the 2017 anime series Gamers!, the characters Keita Amano and Tasuku Uehara play the arcade version of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Tasuku's Teddie defeat's Keita's Yu Narukami, without losing any HP.
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
- Teddie, along with Nanako, has two different artworks: one is his default Teddie Costume, and the other is his human form.
Appearances in Other Media
|Puzzle and Dragons||Collaboration event
|July 16th, 2018 - July 29th, 2018|
|Catherine / Full Body||* Cameo as a plush in Stray Sheep|
* Playable Character (Season 2). Unlike Aigis, Teddie fully retains his English and Japanese names, text and pronunciation.
|* May 31, 2018 (Japan)
* June 5, 2018 (North America)
* June 22, 2018 (Europe)
|Article on the Cross Tag Wiki|
|Super Smash Brothers Ultimate||DLC
* hat for the Mii Fighters. Teddie himself can be seen dancing on TV screens when the Mementos stage is chosen with its Persona 4 skin.
|BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle|
Teddie in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
Illustration of Teddie for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle arcade poster
Illustration of Teddie for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition poster
|Catherine (Full Body)|
Teddie Plush in Catherine
Teddie Plush in Catherine: Full Body
|Puzzle and Dragons|
Teddie in Puzzle and Dragons
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
- Persona 4 The Golden Animation Height Chart
- translation - persona 4 club: kanji mayonakatv, LiveJournal (January 24, 2009)
- Persona 4 - Yu is a Manwhore maarten bannink, Youtube (February 3, 2013)
- "TGS2018ビジネスデー２日目！『ペルソナQ2』コーナーではワガハイと、クマ、アイギスのトリオでみんなをお迎え中だぜ http://tgs.sega.jp #TGS2018 #PQ2" @p_kouhou (September 20, 2018)
|Playable||Rise Kujikawa - Yu Narukami - Kanami Mashita - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Kanji Tatsumi - Teddie - Yukiko Amagi - Naoto Shirogane - Nanako Dojima - Margaret - Marie - Tohru Adachi - Hatsune Miku|
|Non-playable||Protagonist - Ryotaro Dojima - Minoru Inoue - Sumomo Ujima - Tomoe Sayama - Tamami Uesugi - Nozomi Nakahara - Kyoka Ochimizu - Dance Instructor - Yuko Osada - Mikuratana-no-Kami - President Tanaka|
|Other||Velvet Room - Yomotsu Hirasaka - Takura Productions - Inaba - Midnight Channel|
|Midnight Stage||Kujikawa Rise (Stage) - Circus Tent - Sultry Lounge - Doll House - Romantic Castle - Mechanical Castle - Event Space - Mikuratana-no-Kami's Realm|
|Albums||Persona 4: Dancing All Night Original Soundtrack|
|Songs||Dance! - Calystegia|
|Terminology||Persona - Persona User - Shadow - Kanamin Kitchen - LMB Festival - Shadow Self - Investigation Team - Apathy Syndrome|