Originally Posted by Kilocalypse
The bears are noble and fierce warriors!
I suggest you read the His Dark Materials trilogy before you slander their honorable name further.
Would a savage swear to protect a child with his life?
Do you not see the evil in this image? The wild, untamed heart of nature's savage fury chained in boiled hide and chain mail? Rippling muscles caught within the pinching chains of armored slavery? Saddled with the expectations of civilization - no longer free to do as he will, hunt where he will, bear whichever load he might wish. No, instead he is naught but a mount for human children. What nobility is there in such a thing?