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Information-silkReal NameGarfield Mark Logan
Information-silkCurrent AliasBeast Boy
Information-silkAliasesChangeling
Information-silkRelativesMark Logan (father, deceased), Marie Logan (mother, deceased), Steven Dayton (Mento) (adoptive father), Rita Farr (Elasti-Girl) (adoptive mother), Matt Logan (cousin)
Information-silkAffiliationTeen Titans; formerly Doom Patrol, Titans, Titans West, New Young Justice
Information-silkBase Of OperationsTitans Tower formerly Hollywood, California; Manhattan, New York
Status
Information-silkAlignmentGood
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkCitizenshipAmerican
Information-silkMarital StatusSingle
Information-silkOccupationActor
Characteristics
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHeight5' 8"
Information-silkWeight150 lbs (68 kg)
Information-silkEyesGreen
Information-silkHairGreen
Information-silkSkinGreen
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesUnique Physiology
Origin
Information-silkOriginInfused with the blood of a green monkey that genetically altered him.
Information-silkUniverseEarth-One, New Earth
Information-silkCreatorsArnold Drake, Bob Brown
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Quote1 Watch out! Endangered species comin' through! Quote2
-- Beast Boy src

HistoryEdit

Origin

As a child, Garfield Logan contracted with a rare illness called Sakutia and was cured by a serum from a green monkey. This serum had the unintended effect of turning his skin and hair green and gave him the ability to change into any animal form.

Doom Patrol and Teen Titans

Originally and currently known as Beast Boy, he was adopted by Elasti-Girl and Mento, members of the Doom Patrol. He later joined the West Coast team of the Teen Titans (known as Titans West), and was part of the New Teen Titans assembled by Raven. It was at this time that he took the name Changeling. He remained with various incarnations of the team, forming a close friendship with Cyborg.

He later began using the name Beast Boy again. Following a failed attempt to recreate "Titans West" as "Titans L.A.," he rejoined the main team.

He has also worked as an actor, playing the role of the alien Tork in the TV series Space Trek: 2022. The series was abruptly canceled when it was sued for plagiarizing from other science fiction shows.

Death in the Family

Whatever team he is part of, he likes to joke around with people and make jokes of the situations the team get themselves into. However, this is only a facade. In reality, Beast Boy is a boy who has suffered many hardships in his life (both his real parents have passed away, and then his foster mother, whom Garfield became very close to, died in battle along with virtually all of the other Doom Patrol members. He was also part of the team. Also, his foster father was driven mad by a helmet he used to fight enemies). He also has lost many teammates and fell in love with Terra (a member of the Teen Titans) and was heartbroken to discover that she was a traitor working for Deathstroke and hated the Teen Titans with a passion. Even after her death, he refused to believe for a long time that she was a traitor and blamed Deathstroke for corrupting her and using her. As a result of all of this, he uses his jokes to cover the fact that he is scared of losing anyone else he is close to. Despite all of his hardships though, Garfield is friendly and upbeat.

His best friend is Cyborg (also a member of the Teen Titans). He is also close with Bette "Flamebird" Kane, a former Titan who helped save his life on an adventure in Los Angeles.

Titans Tomorrow

In the "Titans of Tomorrow" adventure, wherein the Titans glimpsed a grim, possible future, Beast Boy had changed his name to Animal Man and fought alongside his fellow, fascist Titans to make the United States a police state. This future Beast Boy is shown as feral shaggy, and more bestial in appearance. He is also characterized as still bearing a grudge against a possibly-resurrected Terra, who, in this future, is a member of the more benign rival group Titans East.

He has recently become romantically attached to Raven.[1] Raven had been developing feelings for him since her recent rebirth.

One Year Later

Due to the events of "One Year Later", they have apparently separated. After trying to hold together a ragtag band of Titans, once Robin returned Beast Boy left the team to rejoin the Doom Patrol and aid his adoptive parents. Following attacks on various former Titans, it was determined that the sons of Trigon were trying to destroy the group to establish a name for themselves. The Titans decided to reform to combat the threat. At the same time, Beast Boy tried to reconcile with Raven.

Final Crisis

Following the Final Crisis, the newly formed Titans slowly broke apart, with Garfield rejoining the Teen Titans in order to polish them up after seeing their performance under the leadership of Wonder Girl.[2] Raven followed soon after.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

  • Unique Physiology: As a young boy, Gar Logan contracted with a rare illness called Sakutia and was cured by a serum from a green monkey. This serum had the unintended effect of turning his skin and hair green and gave him the ability to change into any animal form.
  • Terrestrial Metamorph: Beast Boy has the ability to morph into any animal he knows of. He can change into extinct animals and even animals from different planets. When he changes, it only takes a couple of seconds. It doesn't matter how big or small. It does not put strain on him to do this. He can stay in an animal's form indefinitely. He has changed into multiple animals such as a swarm of fireflies and a group of barnacles. The only problem is no matter what form he takes the animal's skin and hair color will always be green. Beast Boy can also change into a hybrid, which has all the animals' powers rolled into one. He can't control this so he doesn't turn into a hybrid unless absolutely needed. He has demonstrated the ability to transform into animals many times larger than their actual forms: among others, he's been seen transforming into a human-sized tarantula and a giant snake. He has also been seen transforming into mythical animals such as a phoenix and a dragon. Whether this is a progression of his abilities or a new power altogether is unknown.[3][4][5][6][7]
  • Animal Mimicry: Beast Boy has the power to mimic the abilities of any animal he knows of while he's in their form. The ability apparently gives him intuitive understanding of the animals and what abilities they have that may be useful in the situation.
  • Animal Empathy

Abilities

  • Martial Arts
  • Acting: Like Rita Farr, his foster mother, was an actress he receiced some acting skills. He is a good enough actor to star in several tv series.

NotesEdit

  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.

TriviaEdit

  • Beast Boy has had many nicknames over the years including, Craig Logan[8], Beast-Brat, Green Jeans, Salad-head, Sprout, and Tork.
  • Beast Boy has also been shown to shape shift into demonic animals such as the time when Raven implanted Beast Boy with an evil seed of her father.
  • Garfield has described his acting career as "like Corey Feldman but with super-powers."[9]

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