Yannow, our very first look at them you take em seriously. They’re all chained up in the back of a high security vehicle, ready to be escorted to prison. Rocksteady’s all grim and that ultra close-up on Bebop’s profile is sinister as fuck. These guys are dangerous! They’ve done some serious crime and now they’re gonna do some serious time. Why else are they being transported with the Shredder? Just the three of them?
Then they both sigh in relief he’s shackled up away from them. Okay, they’re knuckleheads. Dangerous knuckleheads, maybe, but knuckleheads all the same. <3
Rocksteady’s all fangirling and Bebop’s just supportive af of it. How many times has he listened to Rocksteady sigh and swoon over the Shredhead? Now the moment has come and he won’t let his man miss his chance.
That POP on BeBOP is cute af
omg they just slide right into a little banter easy as pie and holy shit they’re already having a fucking great time! you can see straight away nothing amuses these guys more than each other and they don’t give a damn if everyone else around them is baffled or bewildered.
“My man!” “My man!” o m ggggggggggggggggg (●♡∀♡)
they can’t fist-bump so they foot-bump. Nothing will stop these guys showing their physical appreciation for each other! they’re in love and they don’t care who knows it!
wait, their truck is being bombed? explosions all around? mayhem and chaos and possible imminent death? Time to PARTAAAAY! they are all into it and loving every minute. This is the shit these guys live for and you can’t help but revel right along with them. Can you imagine when these guys first started dating? Say what you will, but they sure know how to show a fella a good time. ˉ̶̡̭̭ ( ´͈ ᗨ `͈ ) ˉ̶̡̭̭
They might not be that bright, but they know an opportunity when they see one.
And there’s some serious satisfaction in watching them bash the snot out of that bland, banal excuse for Casey Jones. or was that just me?
“Heeeeey, my name is Be BOP!” I LOVE that moment cos it really shows these guys are mad, bad and dangerous to know. That’s a nasty kick to the face and it’s done in a nastily gleeful way. The fun here is they’re so much damn fun but… you really should take ‘em seriously too. They’re bad guys.
“Hi”. Ditto this moment. He kicks that cop right out the damn truck into the middle of a highway.
And the next thing you know, they’re sitting around laughing and toasting each other over it all. Make no mistake, these boys love what they do - especially the nasty bits.
Also, it’s so fucking adorable they just go right back to their favourite bar, no disguises, in broad daylight. Dweebs. <3
Every single damn thing about them is so boisterous and unrestrained and flamboyant and it is a beauty and a joy forever.
Bebop deathstaring the barkeep and cautioning him against making eye contact. It’s hilarious cos it’s hard to take him seriously, but the ironic part is the barkeep probably should…
ROCKSTEADY’S WISTFUL LITTLE DREAMY MOMENT OMMMMMGGGGGGGGGFGGGGGGGGGG IT IS SO SWEET THE WAY HE STARES OFF IN YEARNING AND DREAMS SO BIG! (｡♥‿♥｡) er… even if his dreams are to start a major crime syndicate. it’s still cute af!
And Bebop is right on board with it all, spinning the dream into an even grander fantasy. We know they’re way too incompetent to ever get their shit together and make it happen, but they’ve got each other’s backs all the way. These two would stick together to the bitterest of ends.
The way Bebop polishes his knife is hot, shutup.
They’re so very scared of Shredder and it’s so very cute.
Look at these dweebs; they’re thrilled to be on board with the big bad Shredhead. Look at his digs, they’re schmick af and what was that he was saying about ultimate power? They’ve hit the jackpot this time!
Looming in the back looking all beefy and badass. If we didn’t know they were such utter dorks, they might even be intimidating.
Kids in a candy store, messing around with Baxter’s undoubtedly super expenno and very important equipment. No matter where they are, or what they’re doing, these boys are focused on fun, fun, fun, the messier and naughtier the better. That childlike charm jars oh so deliciously with their thuggery and viciousness. <3
FUNNEST, FREAKIEST, MOST FABULOUS TRANSFORMATION SCENE EVER!
AND THEY LOVE IT! Instantly, completely, wholly and unhesitatingly embrace the ever loving fuck out of that shit. I did NOT expect that, but it makes them all the more delightful. They’re ecstatic, amped up on the new power throbbing through their veins, thrilled by their new bodies. They completely accept each other’s new looks as well, laughing together as Rock squeezes Beebs’ shoulder, not grossed out or put off in the slightest, affirming how strong and deep their bond goes. They’re keen as mustard to find out what all they can do, roughhousing without restraint or rancour, just love, love, love, LOVE.
And hey, you wanna know what? I’ve just pegged onto what makes this duo so damn appealing. It’s love. Everything they do, everywhere they go and every dream they have, it’s out of love. Love for each other, love for violence, love for mayhem, love for what they are, love for fun. There’s no hate or spite or anger or bitterness to them. Just joy and amusement and sheer, sweet love.
HOLY SHIT THEY CHECK OUT THEIR DICKS. CODE RED, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. A TMNT MOVIE AIMED AT A YOUNG AUDIENCE FEATURES TWO MASSIVE MUTANTS OPENLY AND UNMISTAKABLY CHECKING OUT THEIR JUNK, BEING VISIBLY THRILLED WITH WHAT THEY SEE AND FUCKING FISTBUMPING EACH OTHER OVER THAT SHIT. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. DID THAT JUST REALLY HAPPEN. DID I REALLY JUST SEE THAT, IN A TMNT MOVIE? I CAN DIE HAPPY.
Also their reactions are just so cute. Rocksteady’s waggly ears, the kiss he blows his own dick. Bebop’s dangling jaw and flickering ears, the huge grins they give each other and, of course, the delighted MY MAN. Ooohhh, and Bebop points to Rock. 🎶I know what they’re gonna do laaa-terrrrrr! 🎶 (ᗒᗜᗕ)՛̵̖
“Check out my tail! Wiggle wiggle wiggle!” I die.
Pigging out on drums filled with spaghetti and meatballs and we can see just how easily they’ve adjusted to their new lifestyle. We all know these guys were slobs before and they’ve just embraced this opportunity to really just unleash their wild sides!
Awwwww, is Bebop worried about his body? The sweet-soothingness in Rock’s voice as he comforts his companion is swoon-worthy, they’re so supportive and loving of each other and OH MY GOD! BODY POSITIVITY! SO. MUCH. BODY POSITIVITY RIGHT NOW I CANNOT HANDLE IT! THEY’RE SO FUCKING HAPPY WITH THEMSELVES AND EACH OTHER AND LOOK AT ROCKSTEADY JUST RIGHT OUT THERE CELEBRATING HIS MAN’S BIG, JIGGLY BELLY AND HOLY SHIT BEBOP IS JUST LAPPING IT RIGHT UP OMG HE LOVES BEING FAT AND ROCK LOVES HIM BEING FAT AND HAS THERE EVER BEEN A MORE PERFECT OTP IN THE HISTORY OF EVER???? \(-ㅂ-)/ ♥ ♥ ♥
Woah and if you look close, you see it now - Bebop looks upset and confused when it seems at first Rock is telling him he’s not fat! And a big smile just races up his face when Rock tells him he looks REALLY fat! Can these two get any more gorgeous?
But - but that means that Rock knew what Bebop wanted to hear and that kind sensitivity in his voice was to reassure his man he’s got nothing to worry about, he’s fat as fuck. OMG THEY JUST GOT EVEN MORE GORGEOUS.
Also that whole scene is so obviously foreplay. Slapping that belly, Bebop’s ‘blubby blubby’ sounds, the big grins, the cries of ‘my man!’ - it’s intensely erotic and if Shredder and Karai hadn’t interrupted them, this movie would’ve been x-rated.
Also can we celebrate the animation detail? All. that. jiggle. hnnnnnnnng. (
I’m sure Rocksteady deeply appreciates the suction skills Bebop is showing off right there. *ahem*
The way Beebs grabs Rock for them to charge that meteor shard together, it’s just so cute! <3
“Smash it” “That’s what we do!” - and you do it SO well. <3 But seriously, I love that everything they do can basically be boiled down to those two simple words. And I mean everything. (ie: each other’s butts)
“My speedo’s already packed!” - eeeeeeeee, don’t tease, I wanna see THAT! (๑ ิټ ิ) But omg all that excitement is just too friggin’ cuuuuuute!
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH they’re destroying the Amazon rainforest yet somehow it is so damn cute??? Bebop singing along to his tunes, the relaxed happiness on Rocksteady’s face as he joins in, their uninhibited and unrestrained joy as they live it the fuck up!
Oooohhhh that fistbump after they blast open the meteor is somehow sexy as fuck??? It’s just so casual, so second nature to them, swoooooon! <3
To say nothing of their huge, lumbering forms as they stride towards it.
The turtles first look at them. Lost for words. <3
Bebop smoothing his ‘hawk, and Rocksteady ain’t too impressed at Mikey’s dig about it either. They got each other.
Their squeaks and snorts and growls and grunts are just <3 <3
That clothesline Beebs floors Leo with is BRUTAL. It’s not fat, it’s POWER. Okay, it’s fat too.
And Rocksteady bodyslams Raph like it’s no big thing. Woof!
“Woah, MUMMMMYYYYYYYY!” I’m sorry, but it’s beyond adorable that Rock calls for his mum when Raph chucks him across the hull.
That little chuckle as he climbs up behind that machine gun! <3
“Dude! Seriously?” That’s the closest we ever get to seeing one of them cranky at the other, and he sounds irritated more than anything else. Nothing comes between these two.
OMG Rocksteady owns his fuckup like a man. That is a rare thing to see. Hell, not even the tmnt are capable of doing that 90% of the time! Between this, the body positivity, and the unstinting emotional support they show each other, these guys are just about the most adorably social justice warrioring violent, ruthless villains around! ヽ(o♡o)/
“This pig is flyinnnnnnnng!” - it’s sheer, solid, 24 carat gold. Bebop, you chubby delight.
He just fell 30,000 feet out of a plane and Bebop is still laughing and rearing to go. That bellyflop is the most adorable thing ever. <3
Rocksteady is having THE TIME OF HIS LIFE riding that tank down the river, firing the cannon, punching the sky. That is some fine living.
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the way Rock catches Beebs, “thanks buddy!”, Rock’s hand on his shoulder, Beebs fixing his ‘hawk, the adoring way they gaze at each other, the fistbump, just, just, just, EVERYTHING, god, how are they so fucking perfect??? ♡✧。 (⋈◍＞◡＜◍)。✧♡
BUT HERE’S A GOOD POINT: Beebs and Rock work amazingly as a team. They don’t beat the turtles here because they’re as smart, or as skilled, but because they know how to work together and they’ve always got each other’s backs. From the start of the film that team work has been in effect and serving them hella well. It’s yet another key indication to how functional and actually healthy their relationship with each other is - at this point in the film, more so than the turtles have got!
H O L Y S H I T those two big fat boys on their big fat boys, help me, I’m swooning so hard the world is topsy turvy Σ_(
Bebop flipping cars easy as that. The mighty power of all that brawn. Hubba hubba.
Rocksteady kicking Casey clear across the room. POW.
“Get over here, little boy. Put down that popsicle stick”. (✽´ཫ`✽) *panting heavily*
Rocksteady charging whilst Bebop follows close behind on his bike.
Rocksteady charging. I mean, WOW. I mean, that’s fucking awesome. I mean, I need a cold shower.
The looks on the faces when they realise that’s one of their own damn grenades! (ᗒᗜᗕ)՛̵̖
And that final “my man”, complete with the unmistakeable slap of Bebop’s hand on Rocksteady’s shoulder. Even here, when they’re outsmarted, blown up, trapped and defeated, they’re not bickering or blaming each other. They’re still just as affectionate and supportive. The ultimate power couple. <3
In conclusion, Bebop and Rocksteady steal a truck, steal an artifact, steal our hearts and ultimately steal the show. They’re two dangerous and vicious criminals who’s idea of a good time is destroying shit, kicking butts and crushing skulls, who show no signs of remorse for any bad deed they’ve done and yet they’re also insanely supportive of each other, totally loyal and devoted, celebrate each other’s bodies, are completely at ease with themselves and easily embrace the dramatic changes they undergo, love to have fun, work brilliantly together as a team without having a single serious squabble or fight, look out for each other all the way and are all too obviously truly, madly, desperately in love. They’re a glorious study in healthy, happy romance and light up our lives every second they’re onscreen, sharing their joy. They’re a precious, precious gift we must all remember to treasure forever, because Bebop and Rocksteady remind us all what it means to live, love and laugh like there’s no tomorrow, and thank god for that.