A bugbear is a massive humanoid distantly related to, but larger and stronger than, goblins and hobgoblins. Like many goblinoids, bugbears speak goblin. They are one of the few goblinoids to be covered in fur.
Bugbears resemble hairy, feral goblins, standing seven or so feet tall. They take their name from their noses and claws, which are similar to those of bears; however, since their claws are not long and sharp enough to be used as weapons, bugbears often armor and arm themselves with a variety of purloined gear. Most often, this gear is second-rate and in poor repair.