Why is it that in every Care Bears reboot since the DiC/Nelvana series the Care Bear Cousins have been absent? Why do children seem more familiar with the Bears, always remembering their names? Why did the Great Wishing Star appoint the Care Bear Family guardians of Humanity, aren't there other lifeforms on this planet whose interests are worth guarding? I mean, it's not like a salmon can flop into city hall, pound it's fin on someone's desk, and file a complaint about pollution, as amusing as that would be. In my headcanon, the forest-dwelling Care Bear Cousins have been tasked with caring for the natural world, and it's usually the Bears who deal with human affairs.
Now, that's not so say there aren't any Cousins who work solely with humans or whose caring missions frequently bring them into contact with humans, there are plenty. Just as there are plenty of environmental Bears. But odds are if your cat's stuck in a tree or Free Willy's beached himself, it's probably going to be Care Bear Cousin who comes running. Er... flying. I'm almost surprised Nelvana never tried anything like this since it would've been a fairly logical step: the Care Bear Cousins live in a forest and probably know more about flora and fauna (assuming any fauna other than birds, unicorns, and Bob actually live in the Forest of Feelings...) while Care Bears have cars, carnivals, lighthouses, and live in cloud/heart themed German fairytale villages.
Wait, German fairytale...? That coupled with the fact the Care Bear Family only seems to notice white children makes me think Klaus isn't as out of place as everyone thinks he is...
Anyway, a car hardly seemed like the best mode of transportation for the environmentally themed Cousins, so I wracked my brains for an alternative. Rainbow Rollers? Nah, it's got a wheel. Where do you find wheels in nature? Cloudhorses? No, I don't think Noble Heart would be comfortable. It has to be an animal, but an animal that would never exist in the Care Bear Family. Something unusual.... oh! There was a cloud worm in the show! ... But that's a little bland, isn't it? A plain, white cloud worm? Wait, what if it was a cloud wyrm, as in dragon? Now we're getting somewhere!
So I pulled up some photos of those old toy cloud mobiles from the 80s and designed a cloud wyrm around them. it took me awhile to figure out how the Cousins manage to stay on the wyrms' backs. I considered bridles and long reigns. That's all well and good until the wyrm lands and you get a mouthful of dirt. I then gave the wyrms long cottoncandy fluffs near the base of their wings which a Cousin could grip, but that still posed some problems. Finally, I settled on shorter rainbow reigns and a saddle with stirrups. I imagine it'd be a constant battle to stay in the saddle, but at least now it wouldn't be impossible. I'm sure they have their ways. Wyrms are faster and much more agile than a cloud car, they have to be in order to weave through thick woodlands or jungles. The drawback is less safety. No windshields or seat belts here!
Wyrms work the same as a cloud car, meaning that the Cousins create them with their tummy symbols and they simply poof out of existence when their purpose is served. Say, Klaus' tummy symbol runs off hatred instead of caring, right? What would one of his cloud wyrms look li-- ohhh... I'll bet the Allies had fun with that one.