"Beast Boy is Cyborg's best bud, a slightly dim but lovable loafer who transforms into all sorts of animals when he's not eating burritos, sleeping, watching TV, or playing video games."
Garfield Logan is unlike any human. He has the ability to transform into any animal he wants. This is because, as a young child, he contracted a rare disease called Sakutia, which is often fatal, from a monkey bite. In an attempt to save Beast Boy's life, his parents, who are scientists, used an untested serum drug on him. While the drug cured him of the virus, it came at a cost. His skin, hair and eyes are now permanently green, and he has the ability to transform into any animal that he wants, as long as he has seen a picture of the animal or seen it in person. This allows him to transform to anything, from everyday dogs, extinct dinosaurs or even alien lifeforms.
Beast Boy is a former member of the Doom Patrol, as well as the youngest. He left because the leader of the Doom Patrol and his adoptive father Mento were too serious and callous to him. However, he still wears his Doom Patrol suit (excluding his mask).
Beast Boy's appearance varies, considering his ability to shape shift, which basically consists of virtually any animal. His hair, unlike his original hair in Teen Titans, is not slicked back but forward, with longer bangs than before. He wears a black turtleneck with a purple belly, and gray gloves that are black on the back of the palms. He has matching shoes, similar to the patterns of his clothing, with paw-like prints on the bottom of the soles. He has green skin, green hair and pointy ears, and his mouth has a tooth from the bottom left pointing upwards.
As a baby, he had one tooth, with green hair and a diaper. His appearance never changes except his hair, which is occasionally styled. He is the shortest Titan.
The outfits of Beast Boy can be found here.
Quick with his tongue but utterly insecure, Beast Boy will do anything for a laugh. Beast Boy is the playful trickster of the group. He enjoys pulling pranks on people, and he can't seem to tell when he's gone too far, as shown in "Ghost Boy". He also seems to be quite lazy, as shown in "Dude Relax". He tricks the other Titans into fighting while he just goes home and drinks soda, until he is caught by Robin. In episodes such as "Hot Garbage", Beast Boy is shown to be messy and has a problem of compulsory hoarding, but he sees it as beauty.
Beast Boy is very friendly, and will work hard to help out a friend. He gets a job to buy Cyborg (his best friend) a video game that he wants in "Pie Bros". He works a number of jobs, including a chemist, Ed's lawyer, a doctor, and a worker at Mother Mae-Eye's pie shop to make ends meet. He is somewhat treated as the "black sheep" of the group, and is the subject of frequent ridicule and teasing.Beast Boy is prone to sudden and passionate romantic infatuation. He believed Terra was his girlfriend immediately after she approached him, and fell madly in love with her. He does the same with Raven when Cyborg's matchmaker device considers them an ideal couple. In the latter's case, he went as far as trying to marry Raven. However, both times he seems to move on rather quickly after their respective relationships ended, although his affections for Terra are still strong when she returns in "Be Mine" and later in "Rocks and Water", but however, he soon after seems to show no more further interest in her as the series processes. In "BBRAE", when Cyborg mentioned to Beast Boy about the time he serenaded Terra (callback to singing to her in "Be Mine"), Beast Boy is clearly unaffected by hearing the mention of her name.
He is most of the time considered naive and unintelligent and appears to be streetwise, quick-witted and smarter than he lets on, as he was apparently well aware of the Titans' prank on him in "Ghost Boy", and he deliberately sent them on a wild goose chase trying to save him from jumping into a volcano--although this did backfire on everyone (including Beast Boy himself).
Beast Boy is a vegetarian, eating tofu as a meat-substitute. Although, he was oddly willing to eat meat in "Legendary Sandwich", though it could possibly have been a tofu or vegetarian version. However, in other episodes, Beast Boy eats a lot of pizzas/meat, which a vegetarian doesn't eat.
Throughout several episodes, he seems to be particularly close with teammate Raven. The two seem to share a somewhat mutual, flirtatious relationship. Although Beast Boy seems to be unaware of Raven's romantic feelings for him at first. Later, it is revealed in "Pirates" that he returns those same feelings for her. Then, in "Rocks and Water", Beast Boy shares his actual first kiss with Raven, to where she admitted that it was "nice". In "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory", he tells of romantic events that happened between him and Raven over the summer, which shows his strengthened feelings for her that possibly show wishful thinking. Their initials have also been engraved or written on several items, including the R shaped chair from "Oil Drums", the tree from "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory", one of the paper heart cut-outs on the wall from "How 'Bout Some Effort", and in "Rocks and Water', the words "BBRae 2014" appear on the 'Awkward Moment' screen. Later down the line, as shown in "BBRAE", his heavy affections for Raven have significantly deepen and wrote a song for her to tell her how much he feels about her. Their love for one another have gotten stronger to which they finally became a true couple in the series.
It appears that he can get very bashful at times, which is mainly when he's around Raven. For example, in "Rocks and Water", before sharing his first kiss with Raven, Beast Boy blushes at her when romantic tension is set into place, and in "Batman v Teen Titans: Dark Injustice", during his April Fool's Day prank with Raven, he blushes when he tells her he loves her. Then, in "Oh Yeah!", when Cyborg chooses Beast Boy to be Raven's wrestling partner, Beast Boy bashfully blushes and smiles nervously at her for a few seconds.
He can be shown to be annoying and arrogant at times, such as in the episode "The Art of Ninjutsu, where he constantly rubs in Robin's face that he is the better ninja. Although he had won, he still brags about it.
Overall, despite his personality flaws, Beast Boy is still a jerk with a heart.
Powers and AbilitiesMetahuman Physiology: Beast Boy is a Metahuman, also known as a Homo Sapien Superior, a Superpowered Human, or even a Neohuman, though he did undergo physical changes ever since his transformation had taken place. Technically, he originates as a genetic class Superhuman due to the fact his powers derives from his genetics. Like all Metahumans he’s potentially more powerful than ordinary Humans, especially those that have reached their peak conditioning like Batman has whenever he went through several years of physical and mental training. Other feats include surviving environments that would be otherwise hazardous, defeating threats that normal to peak Humans wouldn’t be capable of beating back, and he can also possibly handle jobs to a better degree of finesse.
- Animal Morphing/Shapeshifting/Omnifarious (temporarily): Beast Boy can transform into any animal he wants, as long has he has seen it before. He could see it in person, see a photo, or see any other form of media. In the episode Dog Hand, he had Trigon bestow him the ability known as Omnifarious, which is the full apex version of regular Shapeshifting. With it, he can flawlessly change to any form he desires which defy both the laws of physics and logic, as well as spread his form into smaller segments that keep his power to transform and recombine as he wishes too. What's more, he may not be immune to external alterations, but he is still capable of changing back to his original form regardless. His mind however, is totally immune to external alterations and he's more flexible as his body while he does maintain it, even though if his body is somehow separated into millions of smaller parts acting on their own. Environmental and/or external effects may affect him, it can be apparent that he can counter these effects by transforming into a form that can backfire these said effects, and especially ignore certain hazards or just simply reform himself. He'll also may not be able to bestow himself more and more powers overtime, but despite having Omnifarious, it can mimic the powers. Another fact is that the power is a reality warping ability, except it only affects the user than strictly anything else.
- Animal Communication: As seen in "Thanksgiving", Beast Boy can communicate with animals, or at least rats.
- Shapeshifting Bestowment: As seen in Animals, It's Just a Word!, Beast Boy is capable of passing on his Shapeshifting Powers, from his Animal DNA to anybody he wants, including half demon creatures, like Raven, only seen used with blood transfusions. This also has the same ability for others to change into whatever animal they want, although these powers are temporary for them and even if they cannot use the Shape Shifting abilities even if they wanted to, they are allowed to still maintain the animal urges from them.
- Animal forms (along with capabilities)
- Baboon: Request from Starfire in "Beast Man".
- Beaver: Chucking to the rythm and presumably carving (seen in "Nean")
- Bird: flying; pooping on bad guys
- Blue whale: swimming; immense strength, size and weight
- Bull: rodeo riding with Cyborg (seen in "Staring at the Future")
- Butterfly: presumably flying
- Camel: Crushes Dr. Light
- Cat: balance (landing on feet), sleeping/relaxing, dancing (seen in "Burger vs. Burrito" and "Second Christmas"), playing with balls of yarn, finding things (like a camera, etc.), disguise, pouncing, carving a jack-o-lantern.
- Cave Bat: when he was trying to convince the other Titans he was best suited to be Batman in "Two Parter" and to bother Raven in "Costume Contest".
- Chameleon: jiving to the beat, as seen in "Dreams".
- Cheetah: immense speed
- Chicken: To disguise himself in a farm house in "Titan Saving Time".
- Cockroach: ability to hide in small places, like a bag of chips, as shown in "Ghost Boy"
- Coyote: sharp teeth, strong jaw
- Crab: to pinch others
- Crocodile: sharp teeth
- Dog: enhanced smelling, doggy paddling, lapping up water, playing fetch, urinating
- Dove: Perform love poems for Raven
- Deer: Ability to run fast ("Tamaranian Vacation")
- Dragon: to express how hot his hot sauce was. ("Spice Game")
- Donkey/Miniature Donkey: Request from Cyborg in "Beast Man".
- Elephant: To take giant elephant dumps, jumping on enemies.
- Flying Squirrel: claws, gliders.
- Giant Moth Larva: unknown (temporarily used as a replacement Silkie).
- Giraffe: long neck for reaching heights
- Goat: N/A
- Gopher: digging.
- Gorilla: immense strength and agility, power over the Titans in "Gorilla".
- Guinea Pig: exercising
- Hippo: swallowing large amount of food with one bite and shooting it at the target, burping loudly
- Horse: horseplay/pony rides, kicking
- Kangaroo: high jump, extra pocket
- Koala: clinging onto things, like Cyborg's arm in "Parasite".
- Larvae: pretending to be Silkie.
- Llama: N/A
- Man: as requested by the other Titans so they could see a rated R movie.
- Mole: digging, bright eyes
- Monkey: reaching up high, throwing a tantrum.
- Mosquito: flying in small places, poisoning others.
- Mouse: fleeing in terror, fitting into small places.
- Octopus: ink spraying, catch multiple objects at the same time, underwater breathing.
- Owl: ability to regurgitate owl pellets.
- Pelican: storing things in bill.
- Pig: consuming large amount of food, sleeping, dancing the "pig jig" (seen in 'Uncle Jokes").
- Pterodactyl: flight, claws, teeth
- Python: immense strength and agility
- Rabbit: enhanced agility
- Raccoon: N/A
- Shark: To eat up the HIVE.
- Skunk: N/A
- Sloth: taking up space on the couch
- Snake: slithering under doors, fitting into tight spaces, eating things for storage (like dodge balls in "Artful Dodgers")
- Spider: creeping up on Raven.
- Tyrannosaurus: strength. durability, sharp teeth, 360 vision, powerful tail, swallowing large objects.
- Tiger: To maul a mockingbird after it punches Robin.
- Turtle: slowness, fitting in small places, protection from harm (retreat to shell).
- Naked Mole Rat: appeared in "Super Robin" when said, "She's right Robin all my life everyone looked at me like a freak.", and presumably used to be immune to any pain. (the latter has yet to appear in the show.)
- Sheep: after Robin telling the Titans that they are becoming sheep, then Beast Boy transforms into a sheep and says that only he is being a sheep in "Accept the Next Proposition You Hear".
- Panda: N/A
- Vampire Bat: in Costume Contest, Beast Boy uses this form to get into the Halloween spirit and drum on Raven's head.
- Inanimate Objects (formerly): In the episode "Dog Hand", Beast Boy was granted the power to shape shift into inanimate objects by Trigon. However, this was only temporary and was removed at the end of the episode.
- Cup: Beast Boy turned into a cup which Raven accidentally drank out of.
- Bean Bag: Beast Boy turned into a bean bag and suggested that Raven sit down on him.
- Basketball: Beast Boy bounced into the room as a basketball.
- Wiener: Beast Boy turned into a wiener when he called Trigon a "wiener".
- Club: Beast Boy turned into a club which Robin used to hit Trigon.
- Medieval Flail: Beast Boy turned into a medieval flail which Robin used to hit Trigon.
- Sword: Beast Boy turned into a sword and Robin attacked Trigon with him.
- Pine Tree: Beast Boy turned into a pine tree and Robin hit Trigon with him.
- Ship: Beast Boy turned into a ship and Robin smashed Trigon's head with him.
- Jackhammer: Beast Boy jackhammered Trigon's head.
- Jeep: The last thing Beast Boy turned into was a jeep which Robin was carrying. After Robin changed back, Beast Boy fell on him and crushed him and he was turned back to normal again.
- Animal forms (along with capabilities)
- Enhanced Senses: While in his human form, Beast Boy possesses enhanced hearing, vision, smell, taste and touch that surpasses that of an average human, due to his animal DNA.
- Human Biomorphing: Beast Boy can also turn in other humans
- Telekinesis (formerly): Upon using 80% of his brain percentages, he mastered the power of telekinesis and could make himself levitate.
- Time-travelling (formerly): He was shown to be able to travel 65 years earlier after using more of his brain percentages.
- Ambidextrous: This can be seen whenever Beast Boy writes. He mostly writes with his left hand, but whenever he kicks a ball, throws, hits or even writes occasionally, he does it with his right hand.
- Poetry: In "Matched", Beast Boy is an amateur at writing love poems.
- Artistic Skill: As seen from his drawing to Cyborg in "Pie Bros" and his steam painting of Raven on the bathroom mirror in "Serious Business", he seems to have a very artistic side.
- Spell Casting: It is shown in "Double Trouble", "Meatball Party", and "Brain Food" that he is able to cast magical spells from Raven's spell book.
- Duplication Spell: He used a spell from Raven's spellbook in "Double Trouble" to make magical copies of himself.
- Transformation Spell: He used it in "Meatball Party" and accidentally turned Cyborg into a frog, Robin into a unicorn, before finally turning the couch into a burrito.
- Intelligence Spell: He used it in "Brain Food" which at first accidentally makes Silkie smart, before using it again to make all of his friends stupid.
- Bilingual/Fluent in Spanish: In "Más y Menos", it is revealed that he can speak and understand Spanish.
- Musician: Beast Boy has been shown skillfully playing some musical instruments (Guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, keytar, ukulele and others) in several episodes, such as "Burger vs. Burrito", Lazy Sunday", "Be Mine", "Man Person", "Rocks and Water", "Head Fruit", "BBRAE" and "TV Knight 2".
- Master Martial Artist: In "The Art of Ninjutsu", Beast Boy has been taught to be very skilled in martial arts.
- Massaging: He knows how to use reiki to heal injuries, which he likely learned from a movie.
Beast Boy's Alternate Forms
- Main article: Beast Boy/Relationships
- In "Ghostboy", he died after accidentally slipped into the volcano.
- In "Parasite", he died after being smashed by the Cironielian Chrysalis Eater.
- In "Starfire the Terrible", he died after being attacked by robo-piranhas.
- In "Nose Mouth", Beast Boy died after being popped when he's a balloon.
- In "Nature", as a butterfly, he died after Robin shows up and devours him for pure protein.
- In "Salty Codgers", he died after having his last breath.
- In "Sandwich Thief", when he calls his future self, he knows that his future has already died at that future time.
- In "Yearbook Madness", the yearbook says Beast Boy gets into some chocolate and dies.
- In "Scary Figure Dance", he died after being zapped by a laser beam.
- In "Oregon Trail", he died after having the dysentery.
Episodes focusing on Beast Boy
List of episodes focused on Beast Boy can be found here.
Songs Sung By Beast Boy
List of songs sung by Beast Boy can be found here.
- Despite having Animal Morphing as a power of his, this can make him reminiscent to Skinwalkers, which are basically a form of Homo Magi Superiors in folklore.
- Beast Boy's childhood, as seen in "Dog Hand", conflicts with his origin in the comics. In the original DC comics (as well as the one based on the first TV series) it is shown that Beast Boy's parents were scientists, and they died when Beast Boy was young in a boating accident after Beast Boy gained his powers. Though this may have been intentionally done for the purpose of comedy, and not to be treated as canon.
- His hair is slightly different in Housebroken Hero.
- In the original Teen Titans series, he was a pure vegetarian, eating tofu as a meat replacement, but in Teen Titans Go! he is more of a flexitarian. Evidence of this involves him wanting to eat the "Legendary Sandwich" which contains bacon, eating a hamburger in "Colors of Raven", and him competing in a Hot dog Eating contest in "Laundry Day" (many of the times, he eats them in his pig form) as well as eating pepperoni pizza in "Staring at the Future". Nonetheless, he openly states that he is a vegetarian, and his love for tofu is still very prominent in his interests.
- Although the size difference has changed significantly compared to the original series, Beast Boy is still slightly shorter than Raven, making him the shortest of the Titans.
- Beast Boy appears to know how to play stringed instruments, and is seen playing it throughout the series.
- Beast Boy doesn't seem to mind being naked, possibly because he is part animal.
- He additionally doesn't seem to mind eating like an animal.
- Beast Boy has died 10 times in this series: "Ghost Boy", "Parasite", "Starfire the Terrible", "Nose Mouth", "Nature", "Salty Codgers", "Sandwich Thief" (in the future), "Yearbook Madness" (mentioned in the end), "Scary Figure Dance" and "Oregon Trail".
- Beast Boy is the second Titan to have an episode be about his birthday (after Cyborg in "Pie Bros") in the episode "BBBDAY!".
- In the original Teen Titans series, he could not speak when he changed into an animal (the only exceptions being the times that he turned into a parrot and amoeba). Yet, in Teen Titans Go!, he has repeatedly shown to be able to speak while in animal form, just like in the original comics.
- The process in which Beast Boy transforms into an animal is different to the original Teen Titans series, as there is simply a popping sound where he instantly assumes the animal form, while in the original series animal features slowly emerge from him.
- Beast Boy occasionally paints an animal green and puts it in his place so he doesn't have to fight.
- While Beast Boy is in animal form, his eyes are monochromatic, with the exception of his gorilla and elephant forms.
- However, in later Season 3 episodes onwards, his eyes in animal form are normal.
- It is possible that Beast Boy skateboards, as there are several boards lying around the tower that are the same magenta color as his uniform.
- Beast Boy, along with Robin, are the most disliked Titans on the team.
- Beast Boy's human strength is questionable as he effortlessly broke Robin's staff in "Staff Meeting", which is supposedly made of collapsible steel.
- Beast Boy enjoys steam painting in the bathroom. ("Serious Business")
- Beast Boy appears to have a fondness for pickles, as shown in "Matched" and "No Power".
- In "In and Out", Beast Boy's outfit when going by his villain personality Beast Bob is an outfit from the New Teen Titans comics.
- In the original DC Comics, it is true Beast Boy had romantic relationships with both Terra and Raven. But he broke up with Terra after finding out she was evil and was using him and working for Slade and he had an on and off relationship with Raven however, he ended up back together with Raven in the final issue before the reboot.
- Beast Boy is the first Titan to have his real name mentioned in the series, as the word "Garfield" was stitched onto his underwear in "Hot Garbage".
- Beast Boy shares several similarities with Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2012 series.
- They are both voiced by Greg Cipes.
- They both have green skin.
- They are both the laid-back, comic relief members of their teams.
- They are both closest to the tech-savvy member of the team, Beast Boy with Cyborg, and Michelangelo with Donatello.
- They both have/had a love interest voiced by Ashley Johnson; Terra for Beast Boy and Renet for Michelangelo.
- They are both in crime fighting teams.
- They both love pizza.
- They are both in the reboot of their series.
- They are both the shortest member of their team.
- They are both technically mutants
- They both play video games.
- They both have low intelligence.
- Beast Boy has the most antagonist roles in the series.
- As of the end of "Head Fruit", Beast Boy no longer has a brain.
- Beast Boy is also similar to Rigby from Regular Show.
- They are both unintelligent.
- They both refuses to their boss; Robin for Beast Boy and Benson for Rigby.
- They are both closest to their best friend, Beast Boy along with Cyborg and Mordecai with Rigby.
- They both like video games along with their best friend.
- They both have a love interest; Raven for Beast Boy and Eileen for Rigby
- Beast Boy is also similar to Ben from Ben 10.
- They are both aren't that smart (Beast Boy is slightly smarter than Ben, at least in the original series).
- They are both in crime fighting teams.
- They are both interested in video games.
- They are both closest to the tech-savvy member of the team, Cyborg with Beast Boy and Kevin with Ben.
- They both can shapeshift into any creature they want.
- Beast Boy is also similar to Sans from Undertale.
- They are both lazy characters.
- They both make puns, pranks and jokes which people hate.
- They are both 4th wall breakers.
- They are both messy.
- Beast Boy is the second Titan to have his birthday mentioned and celebrated in the series. The first being Cyborg in "Pie Bros".
- According to the first air date of "BBBDAY!", his birthday is in November (which is a coincidence because he first appeared in the DC Comics in the month of November as well).
- Beast Boy and Brother Blood share the same initials "BB".
- He is the character who sung the most amount of songs in the series.
- In the online game Titanic Heartbreak, Beast Boy is a playable character.
- An error shows that Beast Boy can turn to a dragon in "Spice Game" but on another episode, Beast Boy says he is unable to turn to mythical creature, thus the dragon is a mythical creature.
- Apparently Beast Boy has Crurophilia (which means attraction to legs), as demonstrated in "Legs", "Leg Day", and "Arms Race with Legs", where he is seen worshiping Raven's legs.
- It is revealed in "The Titans Show", that Beast Boy has a freckle on his bottom.
- As seen in "BBRAE", even out of any animal transformations, Beast Boy is revealed to have hair all over his body. To confirm this, when the camera zooms in on Beast Boy secretly uploading Raven's song to the internet, clumps of hair is seen all over his back and sides.
- Beast Boy has a habit of using the word “fool”.
The quotes for Beast Boy can be found here.
Voices in other languages
- Csongor Szalay (Hungarian)
- Gabriele Patriarca (Italian)
- Paul Zurbău (Romanian, Season 1)
- Raul Stănulescu (Romanian, Season 2-current)
- Reinaldo Rojas (Latin American Spanish)
- Yang Kaikai (Mandarin Chinese)
- Kōki Miyata (Japanese)
- Wit Apostolakis-Gluziński (Polish)
- Charles Emmanuel (Brazilian Portugese)
- Tiago Caetano (European Portuguese)
- Grull Hervé (French)
|The image gallery for Beast Boy may be viewed here.|