ah, too bad then :c I really love them, they're so adorable !
but I understand that everyone have a different opinions towards something c:
Oo is there a new series????
what bout terra ?
this is like narusaku
yup, it's called " teen titans go ! ", those series are really funny :'D
but I prefer the old ones though :'D
I duno,terra doesn't appear much on the show :/
and what do you mean this is like narusaku ?
thank you ! beast boy is really a cutie >u<
I know ! this scene is just so adorable ;u;
"Also, it's worth pointing out that their relationship in the comic was most likely influenced by their chemistry in the animated series."
1. The comics were being printed before the show's debut, since the comics were basically being brought back after "Graduation Day" seperated the New Teen Titans' 80s team and the Young Justice members disbanded during the last half of the 90s. In the then-new comics, the main Young Justice members became the newest Titans under the mentoring tuteledge of the remaining New Teen Titans team, with Cyborg largely being in the background & Nightwing (and later Starfire) making sparce appearances here and there--especially for large, group team-up stories--due to joining the Outsiders, therefore making Beast Boy and a reborn Raven (this time, in her third life as a teen) the default leaders and dating, just as Nightwing and Starfire had done before them during the 80s timeline. Bombshell's betrayal was even a repeat of the Terra situation before the original blond bitch herself resurfaced along with many other deceased former Titans during the Blackest Night arc. By the end of it--as in Titans #100, the very last issue before the New 52 reboot RETCONNED the entire DC Universe into non-existance--Beast Boy and Raven were the final, end couple, basically proving that, as far as the original comic timeline before the reboot is concerned, Nightwing/Starfire and Beast Boy/Raven were the definitive pairings.
This, in turn, carried INTO the series, essentially, even if the series was basically a nod to the 80s comics and various other time periods (70s heroes Bumblebee and The Herald [Karen and Mal were married for decades in the comics before the "DC hates happy endings" hammer came down on them], 70s villain Dr. Light [not to be confused with the good guy of the Mega Man videogame brand], British 60s spoof fashion designer Mad Mod, Larry as Robin's Batmite, etc.) as well as other franchises (Clash of the Planets, DBZ, Star Wars, Dr. Suess, the Looney Tunes [also owned by Time-Warner, as DC Comics themselves are], the Muppets, villains like Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget, et al), courtesy of inside joke fanboy villain, Control Freak (or call we say, Control Geek).
2. Geoff Johns EXPLICITLY stated that his idea to put BB and Rae together was conceived BEFORE the series was underway, so really, who is truly being influenced? The show, being that the comics that were to bring BB and Rae together were being printed during the show's run (nevermind that, without Raven healing him from a near fatal gunshot wound in the 80s, Beast Boy wouldn't have lived to be her boyfriend in the future) or the comics, due to the show's popularity subtlely promoting the concept of the pairing (in reality though, fans crossing over from one media to the other often lead to both the comics and the show influencing each other in a way)?
In regards to your first point, no, Teen Titans volume 3 was not released before the animated series.
So? Were it not for Raven healing him from a near-fatal gunshot wound (Slade shot him) during the NTT timeline [ 1.bp.blogspot.com/_RVLJm9IHkZk… ], Beast Boy wouldn't have been around for her to get with in the future. Nevermind that Raven was still overly protective of the changeling regardless of their age gap at the time (during the Terra arc, she was in her first life [which was that of a college-age woman], in comparison to Beast Boy and Terra both being the youngest on the team at age 14-16). But at the time, it was more like a mother protecting its child, even when Beast Boy--as did Kid Flash--made passes at every available girl, her included (thus making their relationship at the time a rather Fruedian-style one).
Still, Raven's fondness for Beast Boy never wavered, despite Trigon's arrival, her own dark side implanting Trigon seeds into those closest to her (with Beast Boy himself getting possessed into becoming only demonic creatures at Evil/Dark Raven's behest & Beast Boy's own feral form suffering from primal rage being the result of the Trigon seed mixing with Beast Boy's already unsteady DNA [as opposed to the Beast unleashed via the fight at the chemical-testing lab seen in the cartoon]), her own problems with love (she mind-controlled Kid Flash and Nightwing to feel attracted to her against their will, nevermind her aforementioned issues of commitment regarding Jericho or Eric Forrester's wicked trechery), and of course, Beast Boy feeling like he didn't deserve love after Terra's betrayal (he was so heartbroken, he temporarily left the team to strike out on his own, but eventually returned, incidentally at the same time that Slade became an ally to the Titans).
However, even if the idea was being tossed around even in the 80s-90s heyday by writers and editors, it is true that Raven and Beast Boy didn't become an official item until the Geoff Johns-J.T. Krul comic run (the 2003-2011 timeline).
Now, your second point. If you can show me where Johns said this, I'll happily eat my words.
Specifically regarding the choice of character roster, Geoff had this to say:
There is a lot of ‘They’re in the cartoon! That’s why they’re in the book!’” laughs Johns. “To some extent, sure. The more exposure the better, but really when I was asked about this a year ago my immediate thought was Wolfman/Pérez Titans with the new kids. Cyborg, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Wonder Girl, Robin, Superboy, Impulse. That made the most sense to me in terms of dynamics. When ‘New Teen Titans’ launched it was the new generation and the classic, that’s what I wanted to do here. The new generation and the classic. Am I glad the cartoon features some of the same characters? Sure. The more people know about the Titans, the more recognizable these characters are, the better. But if you want to blame someone for the line-up, blame me.”
That being said, being that Geoff stated elsewhere that he had previously mapped out the first 60 issues (five years' worth) before the first one was even printed and being that the comics did come out in 2003 before the show hit air, it clearly means that his plans for BB & Rae were in motion before the show debuted, meaning that his BB/Rae-ism was not influenced by the show, until later when the costumes for them, as well as their banter back and forth, strikingly resembled that of the animated series. Sort of like how Cyborg's design in the 'Titans Tomorrow' arc had him drawn similar to his cartoon counterpart, but before that, his appearance was a contemporary update to his 'New Teen Titans' look.
Beauty and the Beast, of course. Raven's the strong and independant quiet bookworm ala Belle & The Beast inside of Beast Boy is not only drawn similar to Disney's Beast, but just as with the Perault version of the fable, the jilted man who pined for Beauty (Jaques in the Perault version) ends up becoming a Beast himself as the result of his vain selfishness (whereas Perault has Jaques suffer the curse of the Beast, Disney's Gaston, by contrast, naturally gets a traditional "Disney Death" typical of most villains, because unlike Jaques who actually has some noble qualities before his own desent into evil, Gaston is a pretencious male chavinist living the old custom of women being subservant to their fathers and husbands without question), much like how Adonis acted like a lecherous creeper towards Raven and how the fight between the Beast forms of Beast Boy and Adonis was basically the way male animals in the wild fight over a potential mate, in this case, Raven. Raven and Beast Boy being like Belle and "Adam" from the Disney adaptation mixed with parts of the Perault rendition of the tale as old as time [ www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mlSKh… ] is akin to how Robin & Starfire are just like Eric and Ariel from Disney's version of Han Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid, complete with them doing the famous rowboat sequence (minus crab Subastian singing Kiss the Girl [ www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQn31h… ], which is what Robin's subconcious was probably thinking) during the Titans' trip to Tokyo.