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Bumblebee Pairing: All The Reasons Why It Makes Sense

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  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33742546 - 8 months ago

    In reply to BakedBrain


    been a while since I was on these forums so still getting back into the hang of it

  • Unicrash

    Unicrash

    #33743054 - 8 months ago


    Yeah I agree.. the sun ship doesn’t work for me. Sun feels a bit forced.. I don’t just say that because I ship bumblebee, but because I feel like he kinda underestimates her at times and holds her back. Plus they sometimes lie to each other. I mean.. yeah, Hell he lied about keeping her secret within their first few days together! 


    Meanwhile..Sure yang and Blake hold things back from each other sometimes, but not like THAT. She only held back her racial secret because she was afraid of not being accepted for who she was-and when that WAS revealed, who was defending Blake the whole time to Wiess? Yang, “we need to find her” “make sure she’s okay”. They’ve told very deep portions of their lives to one another. There’s an understanding that goes deeper then just “I trust this person”. It’s a connection. You might for instance have people you’re friends with, close to. But would you tell just any one of those people your darkest fear or secret? 

    When it came to defending Blake from The fang, who was the first one charging onto the scene risking her life without a thought and even losing an arm for her? Yang. The way she lost her cool is JUST like when she lost her cool before protecting ruby in one of the released backstory chapters of RS. We know Yang is prone to outbursts of anger and charging face first into things but have you seen her become like that over anyone but herself or ruby before Blake? On top of that, his words “destroy everything you love, starting with HER” comes off as both a hint and an ominous force to us all. (We don’t want yang being hurt, noooo!!! But yay hint!) 

    That way Blake looked towards her, reached to hold her hand despite Yang being unconscious with no need for comfort because she wasn’t awake to even feel it was more of Blake reaching out to her because SHE needed to. To hold the hand of one she cares for, thankful to be saved but so sorry for the cost and not being able to protect her from the blow. 

    As she holds Yang’s hand, Sun looks down on in this in the background at them. It’s a quick clip in the episode but it’s there. Don’t believe me, backtrack and look. 

    I don’t feel like they’re doing this to troll us. It feels closer to foreshadowing technique used in writing, perhaps to say ‘you feel like you might need that person, but this is the one who holds your heart, you just haven’t realized it yet.’ ? 

    The look on her face on her reunion with sun aboard the ship is far far from the very emotional response she had to meeting with yang for the first time. NOW compare her response to meeting Ruby and the others upon her return. Rather then a joyous hug and a few shared happy words, there’s that long silence where their eyes meet, too emotional to form words before an embrace. Does that feel equal in comparison? 

    Now volume 6 might reveal to us some answers. What I think will happen is that she’ll have a short romance with sun (if even that) but ultimately the goal will be Yang. Whether that’s due to increases character development, or the weight of the fan base, maybe both were intentional from the start. But they’ve always had a different attitude towards each other then anyone else, and very unique interactions. (Hugs, close words, yangs wink.. their dance that Blake saved solely for her with no obligation, just her own desire to do so).


    So I’d say most of our points line up here. I don’t want to start speculating and saying things like they work well together in combat so they must spend hours alone together-there’s no proof after all that they are indeed alone during their training. But the proof of their emotion is very evident to any person watching if they choose to accept how it’s portrayed. There are pauses for a reason, where words aren’t spoken, just the emotion in the eyes. That little kiss on the cheek sun got for helping her through some family drama in the end can’t hold a candle to the emotion she had in her eyes while clinging to Yang after fearing for her life. (Sorry sun that’s just how I see it!)


    Also sorry for the few grammar / spelling issues typing on a phone and the autocorrect AI is super dumb ;; 




    In reply to JayAzhure

  • AenarTenthSkraeling

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    #33743056 - 8 months ago

    I'm kind of neutral on shipping (except for Nuts and Dolts! If Ruby is going to be romantically involved with someone it should be Penny/Penny 2.0!) and I'm cool with Blake getting together with Sun or Yang or both or Ilia or even being Forever Alone. So with that said:


    Did anyone else kind of get the sense that the last scene with Sun and Neptune was hinting at Bumblebee in the future? I kind of get the sense that Neptune (or Scarlet/Sage who have told Neptune about it) have sensed some romantic tension between Blake&Yang and the reason Neptune was upset is because he's worried that Sun leaving his relationship status with Blake as a question mark right before she goes on a potentially months long journey together with Yang and away from him could lead to Blake being snatched away. I feel like there's a followup scene with Team SSSN discussing Sun's chances with Blake in the future. Or maybe I'm just reading too much into this.

    Like, I'm not really rooting for any particular pairing (as long as there is at least one gay pairing somewhere at least), but I really felt like that scene was foreshadowing something.

  • RexFrost

    RexFrost FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The King of Cool

    #33744097 - 8 months ago

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     blake yang

  • deltasa333

    deltasa333

    #33745337 - 8 months ago

    In reply to AenarTenthSkraeling

    You are not the only one see that. Neptune and Sun conversation also give me that vibe. Except that I don't think Neptune would think that far into Blake's relationships with others/or Yang in particular. He is simple comment on Sun's action.

  • RexFrost

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    #33746660 - 7 months ago

    I have to admit that, as an avid BB shipper, Volume 6 is my favorite volume so far. Why? Because of this:http://shimanamii.tumblr.com/p...


    So many pining looks! So much hand holding! So much care & concern! And i love every. Single. MOMENT!!!

     blake yang

  • RexFrost

    RexFrost FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The King of Cool

    #33746669 - 7 months ago

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    Love them Bees!

     blake yang

  • Wits

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    #33746681 - 7 months ago

    One thing is sure : Bumblebee had more development in 6 episodes (5 on screen) than Black Sun in 2 seasons :p

  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33746729 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Wits


    Also intro sequence.

  • AenarTenthSkraeling

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    #33746786 - 7 months ago

    As someone who actually really likes Sun and his interactions with Blake but who was not super enthused about Black Sun (though completely fine with it) I would kind of love if the direction they're going with on that front is that just because you have a crush on someone it doesn't always work out, but you can still be friends with them and that's what's really important.


    I don't like Sun-bashing but I would totally be up for him having more "it was never about that" scenes, and just being happy to have Blake and Team RWBY+JNR as friends, rather than being broken up over his attempts to get together with Blake not working out. Their interactions in volume 4 and 5 kind of gave me this "we work better as friends" vibe and I would love to see that be something that's brought up in this show.

  • Irishtiger21

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    #33746855 - 7 months ago

    In reply to AenarTenthSkraeling


    I'm very much on board with that. Aside from his stalking of Blake in between vol 3 and 4/beginning of vol 4, I really have no problem with Sun. I actually think he's a really awesome character, or at least has the potential to be with a fleshed-out background and more character development (let's be honest, they've been real light on his character development; that one scene in vol 6 ch 1 about equaled the amount of development he got in all of vol 4 or 5, respectively). I love his weapons, fighting style, and semblance. And I believe he would/will be very supportive of Blake and Yang being together. Brotp, for sure.

  • AenarTenthSkraeling

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    #33746868 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Irishtiger21

    I wouldn't really call what he did in Volume 4 stalking. That implies some much darker motivations than believing that a friend of yours is planning to go on a suicidal one-woman rampage against a powerful terrorist organization and that she's so determined to not let any of her friends get hurt that she will refuse any offer of help and try to lose you if you offer it.


    Once he learned her actual plan was not to throw herself into the jaws of death out of a misplaced sense of guilt, it was already too late to back out since he was already on the boat.


    I mean ok the whole Jedi bathrobe thing was pretty damn over the top, but Sun is also a complete dork. He was probably trying to mimic a cool scene from Sun Wars: Return of the Jade Knights and didn't realize how suspicious he looked. 

  • Irishtiger21

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    #33746883 - 7 months ago

    In reply to AenarTenthSkraeling


    Following someone without their knowledge and against their will with benevolent intent is still stalking. That he didn't have malicious motives is why I can forgive him for it, but that doesn't make it less creepy.

  • Bumblebee4life

    Bumblebee4life

    #33747690 - 7 months ago

    Just testing to make sure that the forums still work

  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33747702 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Bumblebee4life


    They work will talk more once everyone has seen episode 7,  i have a theory

  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33747709 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Irishtiger21

    In reply to AenarTenthSkraeling


    Following someone without their knowledge and against their will with benevolent intent is still stalking. That he didn't have malicious motives is why I can forgive him for it, but that doesn't make it less creepy.

    Epsilon Tucker said it best..

  • Irishtiger21

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    #33747720 - 7 months ago

    In reply to MichaelHalpe


    I'm sorry, the reference is lost on me :-( I only watched like the first five or six seasons of RvB and that was many years ago, so what I did watch I don't remember.

  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33747735 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Irishtiger21


    It was s9 i forget the whole quote but its also pretty situational

  • Irishtiger21

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    #33747742 - 7 months ago

    In reply to MichaelHalpe


    Ah. I did a Google search and did find something; I guess it was a conversation with Church about whether or not he was stalking Tex?

  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33747752 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Irishtiger21

    Yup. 

  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33747753 - 7 months ago

    Ok my theory involves some clay and spice helping the two along

  • Irishtiger21

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    #33747772 - 7 months ago

    In reply to MichaelHalpe


    I could see that happening, with how incredibly loud Blake is being, and if it does, I will die. So many times I've seen Blake give a look, make a sound, an ear twitch, body language, and I'm just like Blake, sweety, that's gay.

  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33747784 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Irishtiger21


    Well in the past Yang has been decently loud perhaps giving enough space for Blake in case she didn't swing that way, at least until Vol 5 episode 8 "what if I needed her here for me?", and with the exception for the one bit in vol 6 ep 5 where Blake accidentally made her feel weak, Yang has been pretty receptive to Blake this volume, not to mention they were holding hands when they were running out the bar room in the house (Yang leading)


    edit. Also Blakes ears are great, with the bow she made a great poker player all the time, now she shouldn't even approach a table, granted part of that is her being more open now, but still

  • Irishtiger21

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    #33747791 - 7 months ago

    In reply to MichaelHalpe


    Oh, I agree completely. Yang has done a lot of broadcasting and even though things are still strained and complicated between them right now, Yang is still trying to be receptive to Blake. She and Blake have kind of swapped roles since the end of volume 3, though, with Yang being the more closed off one and Blake being more outgoing and open. I mean, she cracked a joke when they first got in the barn, something Yang would've normally been the one to do.


    Oh, and 100% Blake's ears give her away. I don't think she could hide her feelings now if her life depended on it. And her cat ears give me life, they are amazing. I'm such a sucker for expressive ears, though.

  • MichaelHalpe

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    #33747793 - 7 months ago

    In reply to Irishtiger21


    They just have to get used to being together again, Now considering Apothy, and therefore excluding ep 5 & 6 Yang has been trying to ease back into it and Blake is trying too hard, its adorable, but I want them to go to a garden, where no one will know....