|“||Now they know how you've felt all your life, without a friend in the world - now, they feel nothing!||„|
|~ The Evil Spirit|
The Evil Spirit, also known as The Spirit, is the main antagonist of the first Care Bears movie. She is depicted as a sentient magic-book with the face of the malevolent witch on it, she is extremely manipulative, utterly wicked, slanderous, uncaring, and cruel - utilizing a friendless young boy named Nicholas as a pawn by which to take over the world and get rid of everything that is good and pure and replace it with wickedness and corruption.
She was voiced by the late Jackie Burroughs.
Role in the film
She feigns friendship with Nicholas, promising to teach him to be a great magician, first putting his master, the great Fettucinne into an enchanted sleep. However, during Nicholas's first show, she makes all of his tricks go wrong, causing the children to laugh at him. She feeds Nicholas's anger, and finally causes him to cast the spell that removes their ability to feel compassion, and then encourages him to spread the spell over the entire world as revenge. She uses Nicholas only for her own benefit and is almost completely without redeeming characteristics - making her a true villain and one of the more evil characters in the Care Bears universe, her power was also seen as great - though she was ultimately little more than a book and as such without the aid of Nicholas, she was much less powerful and persuasive.
In the end of the movie, Nicholas breaks free of the Evil Spirit's influence and with aid from the Care Bears uses a key to lock the book again, trapping the Evil Spirit once more and sparing the world from her vengeful and malignant influence.
She is very manipulative, calculating, egocentric, deceptive, and ruthless, doing whatever it take to get Nicholas to do what she wants him to. She falsely promises to help him make friends, but instead makes him feel worse about himself, and convinces him to try and get revenge by ridding the world of caring. Her motives for wanting to rid the world of caring are unknown.