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Bark the Polarbear
Chara bark
Bark the Polarbear
First appearance

Sonic the Fighters

in other media

Archie Comics

Physical description

Polar Bear




Light beige





  • Red toque
  • Brown and orange shoes
  • Brown and yellow gloves
  • Green scarf
Powers and abilities
  • Super strength
  • Hand-to-hand combat skills
  • Harnessing chaos energy
Moves and techniques
  • Body Throw
  • Smash Attack
  • One, two throw
  • Triple Crush punch
  • Dash Attack
  • Second Dash
  • Giant Swing
  • Barrier Walk
  • Dodge Punch
  • Flatten Heads
  • Stamp & Hook
  • Triple Squash Punch
  • Knock Down Throw
  • Holding Punch
  • Giant Swing
  • Guard Walk
  • Dodging Punch

Bark the Polarbear (バーク・ザ・ポーラーベアー Bāku za Pōrābeā?) is a playable character in Sonic the Fighters. He is an anthropomorphic yellow polar bear who competed in a fighting tournament for the Chaos Emeralds and the right to destroy the Death Egg II. He specializes in throws and flattering an opponent which compensates for his low speed.


Bark was one of the participants in a fighting tournament when Dr. Robotnik constructed the Death Egg II to conquer earth with his robots. If Bark won this tournament, he would get the Chaos Emeralds belonging to the other participants in addition to his own, and earn the right to use them for Tails's single-seat Lunar Fox which would take him to the Death Egg II to destroy it.

At the end of the tournament, the victor used the Chaos Emeralds to go to the Death Egg II and made it self-destruct moments after escaping it.

Other game appearances and cameos

Sonic Generations

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Bark makes a cameo appearance as one of the characters in the wanted posters alongside Bean the Dynamite dotted throughout the City Escape.

Fighting Vipers

Bark breifly appears as toy in Sega Saturn version of Fighting Vipers. He is only visible from the waist down during the intro of the game.

Fighters Megamix

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Bark about to fighting human Honey in Fighters Megamix.

Bark also makes appearance as an unlockable character in Fighters Megamix, along with Bean the Dynamite. He is unlocked after clearing the 'Muscle' submode of the arcade mode and he plays like any regular Virtua Fighter character in the game. He also has alternate costume is a Santa Claus-esque suit. His home stage Aurora Icefield from Sonic the Fighters.

Shenmue and Shenmue II

Bark appears as a collectible small toy in both Shenmue and its sequel Shenmue II (misspelled as "Berk") along with all characters from Sonic the Fighters, sans Honey the Cat.

Powers and Abilities

Bark is a good close range fighter in hand-to-hand combat, matching the likes of renowned fighters like Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna. His fighting style specializes in brute strength with grappling throws and other powerful punches, though he possesses few combo attacks.

Bark's main asset is his immense brute strength, easily on par or greater than Knuckles', which can flatten opponents and deal maximum damage with little effort. However, his weakness is his low speed and agility. Bark also has the ability to harness chaos energy from the Chaos Emeralds to bolster his innate abilities, allowing him to enter Hyper Mode.

Apperances in other media

Archie Comics


Bark in Archie Comics.

Bark the Polarbear along with companion Bean the Dynamite, appear in Sonic the Hedgehog comics made by Archie Comics. Earlier in comics, Bark has made brief appearances and used to be part of a mercenary group which included Fiona Fox and Bean, while being led by Nic the Weasel. Later on, Bark and Bean ambush Sonic on his birthday, but Bark finds himself outnumbered and surrenders to Fiona Fox. Since then, Bark has been recently featured as prominent characters in the comic, as a hired gun for Mammoth Mogul with Bean to capture Sonic. However Sally Acorn bribed them into betraying the rest of the hired guns in order to save Sonic. They soon rejected her offer after the capture of Sonic and returned to work with Mogul.






  1. Sega of America (March 2007). Sonic Central. Sega of America. “Stephen F. (a.k.a Sonic's number 1 fan.): Will Ray the Flying Squirrel, Bean the Duck, Chaos, Nack, Tikal, and Bark reappear? P.S: COOL SITE!!! / Sonic: Actually, I don't know exactly where they are…but we do have some old faces from the past that will be with me in Sonic Heroes…make sure to check 'em out!”
  2. The staff team of Sonic the Fighters listed on the GHZ.

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