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Bagheera (Character)
from The Jungle Book (1967)

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The Jungle Book (2016)
[from trailer]
Bagheera: [tackles Mowgli for being alone] If you can't learn to run with the pack, one of these days you'll be someone's dinner.

[from trailer]
Bagheera: [beaten up by Sher Khan] Run, Mowgli!

[from trailer]
Bagheera: The jungle is no longer safe for you.
Mowgli: But this is my home!
Bagheera: Only man can protect you now.

[from trailer]
Bagheera: [on Sher Khan] He will stop at nothing till he has this boy.

[from trailer]
Bagheera: Come on, Mowgli. Let's be on our way.
Mowgli: But I'm helping Baloo get ready for hibernation.
Bagheera: Bears don't hibernate in the jungle.
Baloo: Not full hibernation, but I nap a lot.

Bagheera: [tackles Mowgli to restrain him from fighting Shere Khan] Stay here!
Mowgli: [trying to push Bagheera's paw away] But I want to fight like the wolves!
Bagheera: You can't fight him like a wolf! You're NOT a wolf!
[smiles]
Bagheera: Fight him like a man!

Baloo: He's special.
Bagheera: I know he's special; I raised him.

Bagheera: Now he can climb.

Bagheera: [Bagheera has sensed danger in the tall grass herded by buffalo]
[softly and urgently]
Bagheera: Listen to me; this is not a game! You're going to run to that ravine.
Mowgli: Bagheera, I'm not taking one more step until-
[he is cut off when Shere Khan leaps roaring from the tall grass. Mowgli ducks and Bagheera manages to deflect the attack. The two cats fight while Mowgli makes a run towards the ravine. Shere Khan, meanwhile, knocks Bagheera out, sees Mowgli and goes after him]
Bagheera: Run, Mowgli! Run!

Bagheera: I don't eat honey.

Bagheera: Maybe I can be of help. The boy's right. Maybe it's time, we found in other people.
Raksha: No
Bagheera: I'm the one who brought him to you. And now I'll return him to where he belongs.
Raksha: [goes in front of Mowgli] I won't let you. He's my cub!
Akela: We knew this day would come.
Raksha: We are the only family he's ever known.
Akela: Raksha, It's the only place he'll be safe.
Mowgli: [walks to Raksha] It's okay, Rakmie, I won't go far. I-I come back and visit.
Raksha: Never forget this. You're mine. Mine, to me. No matter where you go, or what they may call you. You will always be my son.
[They hug each other]

Bagheera: Many strange tales are told of this jungle. But none so strange as the tale of the cub we call Mowgli.

Bagheera: Mowgli.
Baloo: Where is he?
Bagheera: In the pit.
Baloo: In the what?
Bagheera: Is this your teaching?
Baloo: Oh, come on! You know I'd never teach him to mess around with elephants.

Baloo: What did I tell you? He's special.
Bagheera: I know he's special. I raised him.
Baloo: Then don't make him leave, Bagheera. You gotta let him be what he is.
Bagheera: You don't understand. The boy's in danger.
Baloo: I know he told me. He's being hunted by a tiger.
Bagheera: Not any tiger Shere Khan.
Baloo: Shere Khan's hunting him? Oh. But if you send him back to the man village they'll ruin him. They'll make a man out of him. We should send him back to the wolf pack. Who's their alpha? Akela. He can protect him.
Bagheera: Akela is dead.
Baloo: What?
Bagheera: Shere Khan killed him. He will stop at nothing until he has this boy. Nothing. The only way we can save him is if he goes to that man village. Please, Baloo. You're the only one he'll listen to.

Mowgli: Bagheera!
Bagheera: Mowgli.
Mowgli: Is it true?
Bagheera: What?
Mowgli: Is Akela dead?
Bagheera: We were going to tell you.
Mowgli: You knew! You both knew! And nobody ever heard about it!
Baloo: Kid please.
Mowgli: Someone's gotta do something!

Mowgli, Bagheera, Baloo, Raksha: This is the law of the jungle it's old and it's true as the sky And the wolf that should keep it may prosper but the wolf who will break it must die. For the strength of the pack is the wolf and the strength of the wolf is the pack.

Baloo: A bird. That can't be a good sign.
Bagheera: Baloo look at me. Look at nothing but me. You're doing fine.

Mowgli: It's honey stacks for winter.
Bagheera: Have you lost your mind?
Mowgli: You said you wouldn't get mad.
Bagheera: Did you listen to anything Akela taught you? There's no place in the jungle for these tricks. You want to do this you do it in the man village.
Mowgli: But I'm helping Baloo get ready for hibernation.
Bagheera: Bears don't hibernate in a jungle. What are you teaching him?
Baloo: Not full hibernation but I nap a lot.
Bagheera: Listen to me, you con artist! He may not know your game, but I do. He's leaving now.
Mowgli: But I don't want to leave!
Bagheera: You don't have a choice!
Baloo: Why don't we just settle down for a minute, it's gotten late. Too late to travel. So why don't we just have a little honey?
Bagheera: I don't eat honey.
Baloo: No problem, I'll eat the honey. Let's all get a good night's sleep and we can talk about this in the morning.
Bagheera: Fine, but we're leaving first thing.

Baloo: Well I did it. And that's about the hardest thing I've ever done.
Bagheera: I know.

Bagheera: You must be the very worst wolf I've ever seen.
Mowgli: Yeah, but without branch and break I would've made it.
Bagheera: Crossing out winds breaking from your numbers. If you can't learn to run with the pack one of these days, you'll be someone's dinner.

Bagheera: When i found him many years ago he was just an infant abandoned in the woods. If he was going to survive, I knew he needed to find a people. A people to protect him. That's why i trusted him to the wolfs.

Baloo: I did it.
Bagheera: Well done old chap. He must be in there. Follow me.
Baloo: No no. We're on level ground here. I'm in charge and I've got a plan.

Bagheera: Listen to me, this is not a game. You're gonna run to that ravine.
Mowgli: What are you talking about?
Bagheera: Go to the north where the sky falls at night. I'll find you there right on that path.

Baloo: [Baloo and Bagheera are climbing a cliff to reach King Louie's lair but Baloo is scared as a bird passes by] A bird? That can't be a good sign!
[Wimpers in fright presumably as he hates heights]
Baloo: .
Bagheera: Baloo! Look at me. Look at nothing but me. You're doing fine. Just keep your eyes up high!
Baloo: Alright I' m coming. I'm coming.

Mowgli: Don't be mad all right?
Bagheera: Why would i be mad?
Mowgli: I gotta show you something.
Bagheera: Show me and i'll decide.

Baloo: Uh.
Bagheera: I'll take it from here.
Baloo: No no. I'm coming. It's doable if i don't have to go to high.
Bagheera: Good. Let's get going.
Baloo: All right.

Bagheera: He never listens.


The Jungle Book (1967)
Bagheera: This will take brains, not brawn.
Baloo: You better believe it, and I'm loaded with both.

[first lines]
Bagheera: Many strange legends are told of these jungles of India, but none so strange as the story of a small boy named Mowgli. It all began when the silence of the jungle was broken by an unfamiliar sound.
[Sound of baby crying]
Bagheera: It was a sound like one never heard before in this part of the jungle. It was a man cub! Had I known how deeply I was to be involved, I would've obeyed my first impulse and walked away.

Mowgli: Oh, Baloo, I wanna stay with you.
Baloo: Certainly, you do.
Bagheera: Oh? And just how do you think he will survive?
Baloo: "How do you think he will... " What do you mean how do you think he... He's with me, ain't he? And I'll learn him all I know.
Bagheera: Oh? That shouldn't take too long.

Baloo: [singing] Now when you pick a pawpaw / Or a prickly pear/ And you prick a raw paw / Well, next time beware / Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw / When you pick a pear try to use the claw / But you don't need to use the claw / When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw / Have I given you a clue?
Mowgli: Golly, thanks, Baloo.
Bagheera: Pawpaw, ha! Of all the silly gibberish.
Baloo: [tugging on Bagheera's tail] C'mon, Baggy, get with the beat.

Kaa: [after being hit by Bagheera] Ooh, my s-s-sinus. You have just made a s-s-s-serious mistake, my friend. A very s-s-s-stupid...
Bagheera: N-n-now, Kaa, I was...
Kaa: ...mis-s-stake. Look me in the eye when I'm speaking to you.
Bagheera: [has one eye closed to avoid being hypnotized] No, please, Kaa...
Kaa: Both eyes, if you please.
[Bagheera is fully hypnotized]
Kaa: You have just s-s-sealed your doom.
[just as Kaa is about to eat Bagheera, Mowgli pushes Kaa's body off the tree; he falls in a pile on the ground]

Mowgli: [to the unconscious Baloo] Baloo, get up. Oh, please get up.
Bagheera: Mowgli, try to understand.
Mowgli: Bagheera, what's the matter with him?
Bagheera: You've got to be brave, like Baloo was.
Mowgli: You... you don't mean... Oh, no. Baloo.
Bagheera: Now, now. I know how you feel. But you must remember, Mowgli. Greater love hath no one than he who lays down his life for his friend.
[At this point, Baloo starts waking up, unbeknownst to Bagheera and Mowgli]
Bagheera: Whenever great deeds are remembered in this jungle, one name will stand above all others: our friend, Baloo the bear.
Baloo: [sniffing; softly] He's cracking me up.
Bagheera: The memory of Baloo's sacrifice and bravery will forever be engraved on our saddened hearts.
Baloo: Beautiful.
Bagheera: This spot where Baloo fell will always be a hallowed place in the jungle, for there lies one of nature's noblest creatures.
Baloo: I wish my mother could have heard this.
Bagheera: It's best we leave now. Come along, man-cub.
Baloo: [suddenly wide awake] Hey, don't stop now, Baggy, you're doing great! There's more, lots more!
Bagheera: [shocked and angry] Why, you big fraud! You-you-you four-flusher! I-I'm fed up!...
Mowgli: [ecstatic] Baloo! You're all right!
Baloo: Who, me? Sure I am. Never felt better.

Mowgli: [sees the girl] Look. What's that?
Bagheera: Oh, it's the man-village.
Mowgli: No, no. I mean that.
Baloo: Forget about those, they ain't nothing but trouble.
Mowgli: Just a minute. I've never seen one before.
Baloo: So you've seen one. So let's go.
Mowgli: I'll be right back. I want a better look.
Baloo: Mowgli, wait a minute.
Bagheera: Oh, Baloo. Let him have a better look.

[after running to save Mowgli when he hears Baloo's roar]
Bagheera: Oh no! It's Baloo, that shiftless, two-bit jungle bum.

Baloo: What do they call you?
Bagheera: His name is Mowgli, and I'm taking him back to the man village.
Baloo: Man village? They'll ruin him. They'll make a man out of him.

Bagheera: Now, while you create a disturbance, I'll rescue Mowgli. Got that?
Baloo: [dancing away] I'm gone, man. Solid gone.
Bagheera: Not yet, Baloo!

Bagheera: Baloo, birds of a feather should flock together. You wouldn't marry a panther now, would you?
Baloo: I don't know.
[laughs]
Baloo: Come to think of it, no panther has ever asked me. Ha-ha.
Bagheera: [getting irritated] Baloo, you've got to be serious...
Baloo: Oh, stop worrying, Baggy! Stop worrying! I'll take care of him.
Bagheera: Yes, like you did when the monkeys kidnapped him, huh?
Baloo: Can't a guy make one mistake?
Bagheera: Not in the jungle! And another thing, sooner or later Mowgli will meet Shere Khan.
Baloo: The tiger? What's he got against the kid?
Bagheera: He hates man with a vengenance. You know that! Because he fears man's gun and man's fire.
Baloo: But little Mowgli don't have those things.
Bagheera: Shere Khan won't wait until he does. He'll get Mowgli while he's young and helpless. Just one swipe!
Baloo: Oh! Well, what... what are we going to do?
Bagheera: Do what's best for the boy.
Baloo: You better believe it! You name it, I'll do it.
Bagheera: Good. Then make Mowgli go to the man-village.
Baloo: Are you out of your mind? I promised him that he could stay here in the jungle with me.
Bagheera: Well, that's just the point! As long as he remains with you, he's in danger! So, it's up to you.
Baloo: Why me?
Bagheera: B-because he won't listen to me.
Baloo: But I love that kid.
[sniffs]
Baloo: I love him like he was my own cub!
Bagheera: Then think what's best for Mowgli, and not yourself.
Baloo: Well... well, can't... well, can't I wait until morning?
Bagheera: It's morning now. Go one Baloo.
[Baloo sighs and approaches Mowgli who is asleep]
Baloo: Oh boy!

Bagheera: Shere Khan is not going to allow you to grow up to become a man. Just another hunter with a gun.
Mowgli: Aww, well, I'll explain I'd never do a thing like that.
Bagheera: Nonsense. No one explains anything to Shere Khan.

Bagheera: You wouldn't marry a panther, would you?
Baloo: I don't know. Come to think of it, no panther ever asked me.

Colonel Hathi: [Seeing Mowgli for the first time] Well, a new recruit, eh? Ha ha... uh say, what happened to your trunk?
[Begins prodding Mowgli's nose with his twig]
Mowgli: [Much annoyed] Hey, stop that!
Colonel Hathi: [Surprised beyond belief] A mancub! This is treason!
[Picks Mowgli up with his trunk]
Colonel Hathi: Sabotage! I'll have no mancub in my jungle!
[Puts him down]
Mowgli: It's not your jungle!
Bagheera: [Running onto the scene] Hold it! Hold it! I can explain, Hathi.
Colonel Hathi: Colonel Hathi, if you please sir.
Bagheera: Oh yes. Colonel Hathi. The mancub is with me. I'm taking him to the man village.
Colonel Hathi: To stay?
Bagheera: You have the word of Bagheera.
Colonel Hathi: Good. And remember: an elephant never forgets!
[Mowgli folds his arms in disgust]

Baloo: [after the girl from the man village drops her jug of water] She did that on purpose!
Bagheera: Obviously.

Kaa: [hypnotizing Mowgli and coiling him up] Please, go to sleep, sleep tight little man-cub, rest in peace... sleep... sleep...
Mowgli: Ba... Bagheera?
[chokes]
Bagheera: Now, it's no use arguing anymore. No more talk until morning.
Kaa: [laughs] He won't be here in the morning.
[starts to eat Mowgli]
Bagheera: [almost asleep, but soon notices Kaa about to devour Mowgli] Huh? Oh yes, he will, I... KAA! HOLD IT, KAA!
[smacks Kaa in the face]

Baloo: He's hooked.
Bagheera: Ah, it was inevitable, Baloo. The boy couldn't help himself. It was bound to happen. Mowgli is where he belongs now.
Baloo: Yeah. I guess you're right. But I still think he'd have made one swell bear. Well, come on, Baggy, buddy. Let's get back where we belong. And get with the beat.

Mowgli: Bagheera, where are we going?
Bagheera: You're going back to the man-village right now.
Mowgli: I'm not going.
Bagheera: Oh, yes, you are.
Mowgli: [grabbing a hold of a small tree by a river] I'm staying right here.
Bagheera: You're going if I have to drag you every step of the way.
[He grabs a hold of Mowgli's loincloth around his middle in his teeth and tries to tug him off to get him to let go of the tree]
Bagheera: [through his teeth] Let go, you!
Mowgli: *You* let go of *me*!
[as Bagheera pulls harder, he accidentally lets go and falls into the river. As he climbs out of the river, he hits head against a fallen log]
Bagheera: [furious] Oh, that does it! I've had it, man-cub! From now on, you're on your own... ALONE!
Mowgli: Don't worry about me.

Baloo: [Mowgli is almost at the man-village entrance] Mowgli, come back, come back!
Bagheera: [encouragingly] No, go on, go on!

[the monkeys have taken Mowgli away and have tricked Baloo into falling off a cliff]
Baloo: [hollering] Bagheera! BAGHEERA!
[far away, Bagheera hears Baloo's echoing holler and Bagheera starts back]
Bagheera: Well, it's happened. It took a little longer than I thought, but it's happened.
[Baloo struggles up the cliff while Bagheera returns to the cliff where Baloo fell, just as Baloo climbs back up]
Baloo: [hollering right in Bagheera's ear] BAGHEERA!
[his echoing holler startles and stuns Bagheera, who glares at him]
Baloo: Oh, you heard me, huh?
Bagheera: Mowgli? Mowgli!
[he turns to Baloo]
Bagheera: All right, what's happened? Where's Mowgli?
Baloo: They ambushed me, thousands of 'em!
[he strikes several fighting poses as he says:]
Baloo: I jabbed with my left, then I swung with a right, and then I...
Bagheera: [exasperated] Oh, for the last time, what happened to Mowgli?
Baloo: Like I told ya, them mangy monkeys carried him off!
Bagheera: The ancient ruins? Oh, I hate to think what will happen when he meets that king of theirs.

Akela: [to his fellow wolves about Mowgli] Shere Khan will surely kill the boy and all who try to protect him. Now, are we all in agreement as to what must be done?
[the wolves nod]
Akela: Now it is my unpleasant duty to tell the boy's father. Rama? Come over here, please.
Father Wolf: Yes, Akela?
Akela: The Council has reached its decision. Man-cub can no longer stay with the pack. He must leave at once.
Father Wolf: Leave?
Akela: I am sorry, Rama; there is no other way.
Father Wolf: But... but the man-cub is... is like my own son. Surely he's entitled to the protection of the pack.
Akela: But, Rama, even the strength of the pack is no match for the tiger.
Father Wolf: But the boy cannot survive alone in the jungle.
Bagheera: Akela, perhaps I can be of help.
Akela: You, Bagheera? How?
Bagheera: I know of a man-village where he'll be safe. Mowgli and I have taken many walks into the jungle together. I'm sure he'll go with me.
Akela: So be it. Now there's no time to lose. Good luck.

[Baloo has told Mowgli that he has to take him back to the man-village and Mowgli runs off. Baloo calls for him, but only Bagheera answers]
Bagheera: And now what's happened?
Baloo: You're not gonna believe me, Bagheera, but look. Now I used the same words you did and he ran out on me!
Bagheera: Well, don't just stand there! Let's separate! We've got to find him.
[he runs off]
Baloo: [going off in a different direction] Oh, boy, if anything happens to that little guy, I'll never forgive myself. I've *gotta* find him!

Bagheera: [to Mowgli] Now, for the last time, go to sleep!

Bagheera: [to Baloo while Mowgli sleeps after they save him from King Louie] Mowgli seems to have man's ability to get into trouble, and your influence hasn't been exactly...
Baloo: Shh!
[softly]
Baloo: Keep it down! You're gonna wake little buddy. He's had a big day. It was a sockeroo. You know, it ain't easy learning to be like me.
Bagheera: [scoffs] A disgraceful performance! Associating with those undesirable scatterbrain apes? I hope Mowgli learned something from that experience.
Mowgli: [in his sleep] Scooby-dooby, dooby-doo...
Baloo: [laughs] That's my boy.
Bagheera: Oh, nonsense.


"Jungle Cubs: A Night in the Wasteland (#1.1)" (1996)
Bagheera: Cut it out, you too. You're actin' like a couple o'wild animals.
Kaa: Yeah, but - they *are* animals.

Bagheera: [of men] They're - as big as Hathi's father, and if they don't eat you, they end up wearing you.

Baloo: Smooth entrance, fellas.
Bagheera: So now let's exit?


"How It Should Have Ended: How the Jungle Book Should Have Ended (#11.7)" (2016)
Bagheera: It occurred to me: a family of wolves I knew had been blessed with a luitter of cubs. Surely they would take care of the man-cub.
[Bagheera leaves baby Mowgli at the wolves' cave]
Mother Wolf: Oh look, children. Bagheera brought us a picnic basket for lunch.
Bagheera: What? NOOO!

Bagheera: They ate the man-cub!
Baloo: You gave a baby to a pack of hungry wolves, what did you think was gonna happen?
Bagheera: They were supposed to raise him, like Tarzan! I don't know, just not eat him!

Shere Khan: Bagheera, I heard you killed a man-cub that I so much despised. Thanks for the assist.
Bagheera: I did not assist, it was the wolves!
Colonel Hathi: What's this poppycock I hear about panthers murdering small children?
Bagheera: I did no such thing! It was the wolves!
King Louie: I do NOT wanna be like you-hoo-hoo!