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TT: Friends? Ok, fine. by JoyWillCome TT: Friends? Ok, fine. by JoyWillCome
You know what bugs me? There is SO much romance in this fandom, but hardly anyone explores the other relationships. And for someone who's as big a fan of friendship and bromance as I am, that sucks. (That being said, this isn't slash.) There's an ok amount of Beast Boy and Cyborg friend-love out there, and plenty of Raven and Starfire, but other than that...neeeh.

I find these two interesting. There is so little anywhere about them, and yet you would THINK that they would get along so well considering how alike they are. (Yes, I said ALIKE).

Think about it. They both watched their parents die, and feel responsible for it in a way. They both have a somewhat difficult adopted father (Batman, Mento). There is actually so much of their personality that is similar, though it's only obvious when Beast Boy is being serious.

But of course, they don't know all that. And all they're really aware of are their differences.

I think that they actually do care about each other, but one thing that keeps them from being very close is their way of showing it. In the show you do see little things that Robin does for BB, and that he does respect him (It was for Beast Boy that Robin attempted to give Terra a second chance.) But he's very... well, he was raised by Batman.

Beast Boy on the other hand seems more like a touchy-feely kind of person. He has no problem showing his emotions (if they're positive) and letting people know how he feels about things. He also seems to be a lot more physical (not in a weird way, but in a huggy kind of way. Just like a lot of people with outgoing personalities.) He's always hugging and hanging on people.

I think Beast Boy takes Robin's standoffish attitude as him not caring, or being condescending. And Robin takes Beast Boy's bubbly-ness as an intentional annoyance.

I do wish their friendship could be explored more, though, because I don't think it HAS to be like that.

Anyway. tl;dr: Robin and Beast Boy bromance. You're welcome.;P
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CapMarvel756 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  New member
oh now I just imagined that the titans are about to go against a huge, fate of the world against brother blood, and robin and beast boy are arguing on how to go up, since cyborg was captured by blood. bb thinks he would know what to do and have the pressure of the mission on himself because he knows cy better than anyone, and robin thinks he knows what to do because he's the leader.so their yelling at each other and telling each other what to do and they yell at the exact same time:
robin: SHUT UP BATMAN!!!
bb:I QUIT, MENTO!!!
robin: wait, you're quitting the team!^!
bb: wait, what^ did I say... Oh right sorry. force of habit.
somehow robin was able to hear what bb yelled while he was yelling at the same exact time.
you get the idea bad adoptive fathers.
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star-electric Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. I would like to see Robin and BB hang out more. Unfortunately the only stuff they have with Robin and BB is usually a gay pairing (not there is anything wrong with that. It's just not MY thing).
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BeastBoyandTerraFan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I agree 100% with everything you said! I wish there was an episode in the show where it really focuses on these two!
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TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
asdgdsgfkjggdf! Thank you! This is totally how it is, this fandom needs more friendship and bromance and what not. Not everything has to be slash :'(
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toht981 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I can imagine Beast Boy annoying Robin who does his best to conceal his appreciation for him.
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LittleWheat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude. I love you. I feel the same way! Like, I ship BB and Rae, and its obvious that Star and Robin go together (seriously, they kissed and discuss it in the show and everything) but they hardly show friendships. Like, I love friendships and I am a firm believer that you marry your best friend, so honestly, in my opinion, why arent there more friendy things? (Though I understand with BB and Rae, she's not the emotional type haha) but I totally agree and its sorta annoying because if you just search for something on Beast Boy, its always BB and Rae and everything, and thats not bad, but what about the whole brotherhood and family-like bond of the team? :shrug: eh, who knows, great job though. Im gonna go eat some fish...
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Solstice-Archer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
You've got me convinced. ^^
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BobsCookie Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
More bromance would be nice. ^ ^
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rainbeos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
YESSSS. <3 I agree with and love what you wrote there. :3 Awesome piece too. 8D I really like Robin's expression hehehe. By the way... is BB wearing a cape or something? It looks like it...
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JoyWillCome Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No... I think you're either seeing his shirt, or his arm on the other side of him.8D
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SlayerIncarnate Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Ho crap. Makes me wanna write a fic about their friendship. :D
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JoyWillCome Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
=D There aren't many fics about them... I get excited when I see new ones.
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wolvez23 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011   Writer
i like that pic of beast boy. he looks really hot
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AlessaVamp Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think they are the only two characaters of the main team that never got an episode centered around their friendship :( it sucks, because as you pointed out, they have a lot of things in common.
Also, I started watching batman the animated series, and noticed that in that show, Robin acts alot like Beast Boy does in Teen titans. So yeah, may be they are alot more similar then we think.
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Blueyedblonde Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
I agree with everything you said! I always wanted a buddy episode between these two. :3
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RavenRoth19 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Beast boy look sweet.Robin look seriuos like he looks always.very good job.
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nekoshadowcat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
I totally agree about the friendship thing. I really wish fandom would pay attention to friendship more. Also, I'm surprised how many people are still into teen titans. :)
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Writer
Very interesting! :nod: I would like to see a fic exploring them or something. They are kind of similar, in a way---Robin has moments of being more playful and Beast Boy more serious, at which point they're not all that different.
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LightsKira Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Fave.
I agree with you completely on just about everything, especially about how there are simply not enough TT friendship fics out there. The best I think I've ever read was Jack Mirembe's "Mechanics" one-shot series, but that's focused all on Cyborg and Beast Boy.
Robin's and Beast Boy's relationship never really got explored that much in the show, which is too bad. You're right about how they do have quite a few similarities, and among the ones you've listed there's also how they both were fighting before the Teen Titans. It might just be me, but I'm pretty sure Robin knew about Beast Boy being a part of the Doom Patrol before it was revealed in the show.
Anyway, sorry about this long-ass comment. Nice piece, btw.
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WiccanGoddess15 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just curious but what makes you think Robin already knew about Beast Boy being on the Doom Patrol?
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LightsKira Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I don't know. It was just small things that I was probably reading into too much. He just didn't seem all that surprised like the others were during the episode it was revealed that Beast Boy was a part of the DP. He also knew that they adopted him and for a long time it was the only family BB had.
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WiccanGoddess15 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well Robin is the junior detective lol
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JoyWillCome Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A long comment is only to be expected when I have such a long artist's description.;P Plus, I like them, so don't worry about it.

I definitely love that fic. I get that people like pairings and all (I'm picky about that sort of thing... I find it really boring after a while) but I wish there was more out there for friends and even enemies. I mean, there are more people in a person's life than their love-interest.
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LightsKira Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Haha, Romance has never really been my cup of tea. I don't like writing it or reading it all that much, but everyone else seems to love it.
I get what you're coming from. Every time I search for Beast Boy fics on ff.net, all I get are BBxRae fics.
Sometimes I wish that site would add a character filter feature.
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JoyWillCome Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't really mind BBxRae. Sometimes I actually like it. (I'll draw it every once in a while, but eh. It's mostly because they remind me of me and my husband.)
But when it comes to fics I'd like to read something Beast Boy related that isn't all about him getting together with Raven. Or Terra. Or anyone.
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LightsKira Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Those are rather rare and take a bit of scouring around the FF archives to find.
I don't mind BBxRae too much, and I will write it if I'm ever doing a full-length chapter fic. Stories become a bit boring and bland if it doesn't have some romance in it, I just wouldn't make it the whole point of the story.
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TheShadowBender Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How nice :3 They look sweet :aww:
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