tubbo and ranboo marriage headcanons (kinda!)
okay so i’m clearly very invested into tubbo and ranboo’s platonic marriage that’s considered canon but as a joke in the plot line so let’s analyze it in my way! when i mean analyze, i mean let’s just make up the entire story line how i want it to be because i want to :] when i talk in this post about tubbo and ranboo, i’m talking about the characters, not the content creators ! let’s start ,
so let’s talk about how it could have happened, first of all, tubbo has been with ranboo since the day he arrived at the dream smp. they were always rather close, and tubbo talked to him nearly every day or other day and trusted him. and when everything went down to shit, ranboo “chose” tubbo’s side, he chose tubbo. and i think that’s important to remember.
like it could’ve just happened when tubbo thought tommy seriously just died, or something or when tommy was at techno’s house and he didn’t know. ranboo had no clear connections or long term relationships with anyone on the server and tubbo felt like he was losing everyone, so they’re just out together, gathering supplies or whatever and tubbo is just like, “hey? you know what would be funny? if we just got married.”
ranboo just shrugs it off before being like “huh. that would be funny. let’s do it. but i don’t like you that way?” and tubbo’s like “yeah me neither but we can just married as friends right? i still care about you i guess.” ranboo agrees with him and they have a half assed marriage together with matching ring necklaces that ranboo makes at the crafting table (they’re made of gold and they’re pretty.)
after that, ranboo and tubbo just mostly joke around, they divorce sometimes whenever ranboo annoys tubbo too much, or they just have a fight. once ranboo is revealed as a traitor, tubbo defends him like it’s his last breath. he knows ranboo, ranboo forgets and he knows that. ranboo doesn’t deserve to die or anything, and that’s what causes him to lose it to quackity (that one speech. i know what you mean.) when ranboo does decide to pick no sides and leaves, it hurts tubbo. his close friend, maybe even his best friend is leaving, his husband is leaving.
they don’t break it off, this scruffed platonic marriage that they have, ranboo just leaves and stays with techno and phil. eventually l'manberg is gone and tubbo retreats to snowcester, some place he decides to build for his own relief and safety. things become cluttered and tubbo and ranboo start talking again.
despite the fact that techno absolutely despises tubbo, ranboo still considers him a good person and trusts tubbo (not enough to tell him about dream, but to an extent.) he still has those necklaces, and so does tubbo. eventually, the experiments on ranboo happens, and tubbo realizes their limits and restrictions as does ranboo.
ranboo feels comfort once again in tubbo, to the point he starts leaving grass blocks all around snowcester, sometimes going as far to enderwalk around tubbo in blind trust. they don’t discuss the marriage thing until tubbo gets irritated with ranboo one day and just shouts, “that’s it! i’m divorcing you again, ranboo >:(” and ranboo is just like “wait we’re still married????” and this is how it would go
tubbo: well we never exactly broke it off, right?
ranboo: yeah but .. you want to divorce?
tubbo: no that— i didn’t mean that. do you want to?
ranboo: i don’t think so.
tubbo: well. i think then we’re husbands right?
eventually, they both start wearing their matching necklaces again, with ranboo’s being in the open while tubbo’s is stuffed under his snowcester clothing. they love each other, obviously as one would love a best friend. of course there’s still some trust issues and secrets that ranboo keeps away and tubbo can’t realize but, they’re okay for now.
they rescue michael, and officially adopt him as their child (though he is a little… braindead). and they’re doing alright for now. for both of them, this scruffed, messy, tied together, platonic marriage is enough. it’s not exactly poetic but it’s theirs.
(i’ll definitely add more another time.)