This section is in need of major improvement. Please help improve this article by editing it. In a flashback from the 6th episode, Breakup, it is shown how Badgerclops and Mao Mao first met. Badgerclops was originally part of a group of thieves that planned to steal from Mao Mao, but once Mao Mao fought back, Badgerclops was abandoned and got caught under a pile of rocks. Mao Mao saved him, however, and the two became heroes who fought alongside each other.
In the present, the two of them are in Pure Heart Valley and serve as sheriff and deputy, along with a 5 year-old called Adorabat.
Badgermao is one of the most popular ships to come out of the series. The duos chemistry, along with the fact that they're taking care of a toddler, makes the sheriff department look like a family.
Around the release of episode 21, Truth Stinks, series creator, Parker Simmons, revealed that the two were just friends and was not planning on making them a canon couple in a now deleted tumblr post. While this at first sparked outrage from the fandom, the majority of fans eventually came to accept this as it was his show. Despite this incident, the ship is still very popular and still gets minor fanservice in the show.