And we’re back for another T5W! This week, it’s all about boys who have totally platonic relationships with other boys. To be honest, I probably ship most of these romantically as well, but there’s something about platonic male friendships that’s just as inspiring and meaningful as romantic ones. So onto the list!
Legolas and Gimli
Aside from the more obvious main bromance in LoTR (who I’ve placed a higher up my list), the movie-based Legolas and Gimli bromance is a fave of mine. When I was a kid, I never really understood the depth of the LoTR and I’m gonna admit that these two were the only reasons I even bothered watching the movies. I remember cracking up so hard at the scene where Gimli can’t see anything at Helm’s Deep. They’re incredibly hilarious.
Victor Vale and Eli Cardale
All right, I know, I know. Technically speaking, they aren’t even friends. More like mortal enemies. But they were good pals at the beginning of the book, and I loved their twisted relationship, both as friends and as enemies. I don’t think I can even explain it properly but yep, Eli and Victor’s friendship is fascinating and definitely a BROTP for me.
Dick Grayson and Wally West
Just thinking about these two is giving me so much feels. Young Justice used to be one of my main fandoms back when it was still running. Loved the show. Loved the characters. It introduced me to Nightwing (my fave), Kid Flash, and their amazing bromance. The relationship between Dick and Wally was the absolute best. Dick was even Wally’s best man in the comics. Can’t get any more bromance-y than that.
Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee
No bromance list would be complete without these two. Assuming you guys have either watched or read the LoTR Trilogy (and if you haven’t, what the hell have you been doing with your life?!), this one is pretty much self-explanatory. Sam’s loyalty to Frodo is probably the most heartwarming thing ever. Also, I’m gonna go ahead and mention Merry and Pippin as a close second (their bromance is pretty amazing too!)
Chaol Westfall and Dorian Havilliard
My ultipmate BROTP. If you ask me, these two should take the BRO out of BROTP and just be gay for each other, but since we’re going for canon… BROTP it is! Their loyalty towards each other is just astounding, and they’ve both made such huge sacrifices for the other. I mean, Chaol literally says “I love you” to Dorian in Heir of Fire. Cue sobbing. I love these two beyond words. Even though I no longer consider myself a fan of the series, Chaol and Dorian still mean so much to me that I had to include it here.
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