Sorry for the huge mass of quotes, but if I had to weigh in on the topic, I think for one, Bumblebee and Eclipse/Blacksun are roughly at a 50/50 of their sail strength. RT has one shot, and I mean one good shot at sailing the Bumblebee ship; which in my eyes, is when Blake & Yang reunite and they eventually haft to talk about everything that's happened. Whether it happens at the moment they see each other or at the moment their alone, if RT ignores Blake & Yang's "much needed talk" for too long, it will just kill the very mojo of Bumblebee and Sun will be next in line for Blake's heart; granted Illia or any other character gets to Blake first.
As for Eclipse/Blacksun, I think RT had a really good chance at sailing the ship; I just think after Blake & Sun's talk during volume four, they needed to be followed up with some more development just to tie them down so BS doesn't stray too far from the docks. BS has less of a chance then BB, but its still pretty prominent.
The way I see it:
Blacksun/Eclipse has had a good start. Their talk in volume four was good; but it needed a follow up chat that never took place until volume five, chapter five, Necessary Sacrifice. Even then, theres nothing really holding together Eclipse besides a bond of good, dedicated friendship. There friendship hasn't evolved much if at all towards the level it takes for a ship to sail. Basically, the ship is built, but there is no water in the sea for it to go anywhere.
Which is why we need Sun's backstory or an event where Blake or Sun almost die; we need something to bring up their true feelings for each other so they can better understand each other. Sun understands Blake and most likely either thinks of Blake with that deep bond of friendship (which is what we see on camera) or secretly likes her for who she is and all shes done. But honestly, theres no bells going off saying anything near a good quality or even functional ship.
BS needs more development together which most likely hast to come from Sun because theres nothing secret or new Blake really has to offer Sun or the viewers.
As for Bumblebee, If Blake and Yang have their talk and reunite, however they do it, if they don't have any form of spark that sets off embers in each other's hearts, I don't see Bumblebee setting sail at all unless something changes or something drastic happens. They are at the perfect set up for setting sail. We are only a few steps away and RT just needs to capitalize on the set up Blake & Yang are in.
Bumblebee has a high chance of success at the moment, but if their moment passes; its basically over until something changes the scales that brings up the need to express deep feelings for one another again. As it stands, Blake & Yang have the most potential out of any character you can pair Blake up with because of the strong initial bonds of friendship and commitment they made when they literally looked each other in the eyes in volume one.
They have dedication, team work, their personalities pair extremely well, and they have a current deep rooted emotional struggle that has yet to be resolved. Bumblebee is completely up in the air right now and eventually there is going to be a fork in the road on how RT wants to take Blake & Yang's relationship towards each other. No matter what, I think Blake & Yang have the strongest relationship in show. We just need that finial ember in their hearts to ignite a blazing fire of either sisterly love or something much, much more.
In reply to sssnlove
I can see Yang and Blake's reunion to be an awkward one.
Blake would probably want to just apologize and tell her team she loves them but i imagine her opening up like how she did with Ghira when she apologized for leaving them and have an awkward start with the apology.
Ruby and Weiss being happy and then Yang just being straight faced at everything trying to hold her feelings in and doesn't burst until they're alone together...and that's when Yang will probably open up back to Blake and let her know how hurt she was with Blake leaving.
I agree with Leon with Yang having more trust issues but for the most part they'll be good friends again. Yang will just go with whatever Ruby is doing.
Sun would get so much hate for this but i'd laugh my ass off if he interrupted the BB heartfelt moment like how he did with Ghira and Blake LOL (although i can see Blake noticing her team for the first time and getting nervous and Sun being there to tell her to go for it and actually give her privacy this time lol)
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I think it depends if Ghira makes it or not. If he doesn’t and Blake reunites with RWY I can’t see Yang being so cruel to lash out in pain when her friend is going through the ordeal of losing a parent. Yang has lost two parents, her mother and Summer, and she just found Raven to learn she wants her around but chose to leave because Ruby is the most important thing to her.
It might be like the Korra Asami and Mako dilemma in LOK 1 where Korra took a step back because Asami had lost her home and family.
And just another sign Korra had cared about Asami’s feelings more than Mako’s from the very beginning.
Of course this season is killing Blacksun for me. Not because I dislike Sun and Blake. I mean I’ll take B.B. over it but am I the only one finding the primate one’s role... underwhelming this season? It’s like after he made Blake realize her friends had a right to decide whether they fight or not they decided “well that’s done no more plot development and emotional exploration of Monkey King,” he’s been demoted to extra to an even worse extend than Ren and Nora in V1-3.
And I just realized something about Ghira’s name and it’s not good. His name means “surrounded.”
I’m getting flashbacks to phyrric victory all over again.
Okay, time to go off and write that Taiyang/Sienna fan fiction where Ghira and the White Fang funds Menagerie’s first combat school.
In reply to lewdadmiral
Everyone thinking BB is getting fixed and all I see is RT going down the checklist of tv tropes for the main love interest between Sun and Blake. LOL. Sun is a character that needs no backstory. His introduction as a wandering stowaway/thief says all that is needed about his character. He does what he wants. Blake has been the perfect foil for him as he now has been more focused on a certain mission than he ever was with Neptune. He is also the perfect foil for Blake as he reinforces Yang's advice to her about not letting her focus and drive get the better of her. So speculate away. I predict that by the end of this or the next volume we will all need eclipse glasses. LOL
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It's my main counter argument against BS, pretty much my only one because I don't like invalidating other's arguments so I don't look to unless the counter argument is something that I can't ignore, the thing is with the current running plotlines, there doesn't seem to be a place to develop Sun soon that makes sense, back in vol 1-3 i could see it as a possibility, now though, it would take longer to develop Sun than it looks like it will take for BB to start if it starts, as that can be anticipated as shortly after the reunion, starting with reconciling their feelings about everything
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While this is true, it would require extreme levels of development on Sun's part, the kind that should have been at least hinted at in vol 1-3 considering he's a secondary character introduced in vol 1, Ruby has had more development or hints at development largely through other characters admittedly, but still, there are few signs of Sun being much different than the"great stowaway" we met in Vol 1. And virtually no backstory on him.