FAMILY: The Doom Patrol (adoptive family), Teen Titans (current family)
POWERS & ABILITIES: Can take the form of any animal on Earth and (rarely) beyond and its abilities.
WEAPON: optimism, humor and charisma
LIKES: Video Games, Watching TV, Terra, Tofu, Mopeds, Practical jokes, Girls, Hanging out with friends, Animals, colors
DISLIKES: Meat, Bad guys, jerks
PERSONALITY: Fun loving, rarely serious, loves making friends, playful, pulls pranks, creative, loves art, curious, silly, sarcastic at times, lazy, loyal, determined, thinks of others before himself, loves giving, sometimes shy, outgoing, always up for trying new things . . except meat, has ADD and the attention span of a ten year old, is a kid at heart, and is caring.
Biologists Mark and Marie Logan took their toddler-sized son Garfield with them to the African country of Upper Lamumba, where they were conducting research on genetic codes. Gar came down with a rare tropical disease known as sakutia that was believed only animals could survive. In a desperate move to save his son, Professor Logan treated Gar with an untested machine which he originally developed to isolate the common genetic bond shared between humans and animals.
Gar recovered, but a side effect turned his skin green. A few years later, Marie Logan was threatened by a deadly Black Mamba snake, and Gar's desire to rescue his mother brought forth his powers, changing him into a mongoose. Several years later, his parents died in a boating accident, an incident which Gar still feels he could have prevented. After the death of his parents, Gar was raised by King Tawaba, a friend of the Logans and chief of the local tribe. Mobu, the tribe's witch doctor, had hated the Logans so much that he arranged for two Americans to kill Gar in exchange for Mobu revealing the whereabouts of a temple containing fabulous treasure. The temple collapsed and killed Mobu, but the two American looters rescued Gar and brought him back to the U.S. in order to force him to commit crimes for them. The two men eventually killed each other, and the courts set out to appoint a legal guardian for Gar.
It was decided that Gar's guardian was to be Nicholas Galtry, an evil man who was the attorney for the Logan estate. While the young Logan was missing in Africa, Galtry had embezzled funds from Gar's inheritance. When Gar was found, Galtry plotted to kill the boy and have all the wealth for himself.Gar hated Galtry, but things took a change for the better when the boy met Rita "Elasti-Girl" Farr of the Doom Patrol and Steve "Mento" Dayton.
Eventually, Gar began working alongside the Doom Patrol, so Galtry secured the services of various villains in attempts to kill Gar and the Doom Patrol. Once Rita Farr and Steve Dayton were married, the couple adopted Gar after winning a court battle against Nicholas Galtry. Later in years Gar and the leader of the Doom Patrol Mento had a serious argument forcing Gar to leave.
Later Beast Boy joined the Teen Titans West meeting and making tons of new friends and allies along the way.
I do sometimes cosplay as the young justice version of Beast Boy.
((Hey, BB. My apologies for the prolonged absence. I've been a bit pre-occupied with my living arrangements for some time now. Things have finally begun to settle down now, so feel free to send a PM if you're ever in the mood to RP or anything. At any rate, though. It's been quite a while, broseph. How are you?))