Day 8 - Favorite friendship
For favorite friendship I would have to go with Rainbow and Brian.
I don’t really know what I can say about it though. I think I covered a lot of it when describing why Brian was one of my favorite characters back on “Day 6”.
Brian had personality, CHARACTER, and wasn’t perfect. Very much a human.
Rainbow was like a mythical being, an ageless guardian of the worlds color. Not human, no matter how much she looked like a human child.
Pairing him with Rainbow was great because of this. If the show had been only her and the residents of Rainbow Land, it may have been a very stale show. Her befriending Brian added so much to those first three episodes.
The dynamics of combining the fantastic (Rainbow) with the “mundane” (Brian) really worked. And it was interesting that Brian, who towered over Rainbow and the Color Kids, and looked older, was so much younger. He was the one learning from them, even if he wasn’t aware of the fact.
And it’s Brian and Rainbow’s learning about and helping each other that made them an interesting friendship to watch. With Rainbow and Starlight, Twink, or ANY of the Color Kids, there wasn’t this learning about each other. They’d been together for countless centuries, they knew each other so well.
They’d grown stale in their routines, unable to think of a way out of trouble without the usual standbys (Rainbow’s color belt). Without Brian’s youthful, outside perspective, they would have possibly remained in that rut. (I say possibly, because Rainbow probably would have gotten them out of it, but there is no knowing how it would have gone).
Brian was new, and he kept things interesting.
He encouraged thinking outside the box, something that the Color Kids seemed to have trouble with. They all looked to Rainbow to solve all their problems, and Brian helped Rainbow to show them that with a little spunk, hope, and determination they could do anything.
And again… Rainbow and Brian were so adorably flirty and bashful, respectively. So cute!