Will believed in himself.
In high school, Will had stood at the front of the class, in the nude, and dared the teacher to give him a bad mark. He graduated with the second highest mark in the school.
While working, Will routinely went to his boss and asked for a raise. Every time, it was granted.
Now, Will stood in front of the bear, his arms wide, waiting for the hug.
The bear, confused, swiped this challenger with a paw, knocking Will to the ground. The bear then beat him, mercilessly, to a bloody pulp, and finally death.
Will could no longer believe in himself.