Banjo the Bear is a honey bear and one of the two titular protagonists of the hit N64 game, Banjo-Kazooie, although he previously debuted as a racer in Diddy Kong Racing one year earlier.


Of all the Donkey Kong spin-off heroes, Banjo Bear is quite possibly the greatest. Raised from a cub by his natural parents, he was never thought to amount to anything. All of his older comparatives, the Bear Brothers, owned shops, and ski lifts, and the like, but Banjo didn't have a thing. And once his younger sister Tooty came along, his parents devoted their attention to her. Banjo grew, and acquired some motor skills. Then one fateful day, Wizpig invaded Timber's Island. Banjo decided to join the mission to defeat Wizpig out of the goodness of his own heart, and to restore peace to Timber's Island. Banjo sadly did not win the race, but his presence earned him something to put on his videogame resume. It wasn't long after that, until he met the loudmouthed Breegull, Kazooie, and the two were instantaneous friends. The odd duo had to rescue Banjo's sister Tooty from Gruntilda the witch, and they were successful. Banjo has already been enlisted for a second adventure, and only time will tell what the witch has cooked up for the unseparable bird and bear to once again trek through... 


  • Species: Anthropomorphic Honey Bear
  • Fur Color: Brown
  • Clothing: Shark tooth necklace, Blue backpack, Yellow shorts, Black belt
  • Friends: Kazooie (Best Friend), Tooty (Younger Sister), Bottles the Mole, Jamjars the Mole, Mumbo Jumbo the Shaman, Humba Wumba, Klungo, Diddy Kong, Conker the Squirrel, Tiptup the Turtle
  • Enemies: Gruntilda Winkybunion, Mingella Winkybunion, Blobbelda Winkybunion, Klungo (formerly), Wizpig

Counterparts (Mario Version)

Counterparts (Diddy Kong Racing Version)

Counterparts (Banjo-Kazooie Version)

Counterparts (Sonic Version)

  • Stephen (Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends)
  • The Flaming Carrot or Gutwallow (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Ignitor (Skylanders)