Ties That Bind is a ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' FanFic that is a medieval PeriodFic, written by GuardianSoulBlade that unexpectedly became popular on fanfiction.net.

The main premise of the story is that Garfield (Beast Boy) lost his wife Terra after she was murdered by King Malchior Gar leads a revolt and takes over the leadership of Steel Kingdom. successfully overthrows Malchior, taking Malchior's widow Raven back to Jump Estate with him as a servant.

Since this is a Romance and Revenge fic, the inevitable happens.

It's a unique fanfic due to the fact that the author did a lot of research and decided to have the fic fall under ShownTheirWork.

You can read the fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5925009/1/Ties_That_Bind here]]

Should not be confused with the books ''Literature/TheTiesThatBind'' by Vanessa Duriès, ''StarWars: Literature/JediApprentice: The Ties That Bind'' and ''Literature/TiesThatBind'' by Guy Baldwin. Should not be confused with the songs ''The Ties That Bind'' by Music/BruceSpringsteen and ''Ties That Bind'' by Music/AlterBridge. Should not be confused with the ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' episode "[[Recap/AndromedaS1E7TheTiesThatBlind The Ties That Bind]]", the ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'' episode "[[Recap/BattlestarGalacticaReimaginedS4E5TheTiesThatBind The Ties That Bind]]", the ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' episode "[[Recap/JeevesAndWoosterS4E6TheTiesThatBind The Ties That Bind]]", the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E2TheTiesThatBind The Ties That Bind]]", the ''Series/TheOC'' episode "[[Recap/TheOCS1E27TheTiesThatBind The Ties That Bind]]", the ''Series/{{Revolution}}'' episode "[[Recap/RevolutionS1E8TiesThatBind Ties That Bind]]", the''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "[[Recap/StargateSG1S9E4TheTiesThatBind The Ties That Bind]]", the ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' episode "[[Recap/TheVampireDiariesS3E12TheTiesThatBind The Ties That Bind]]", and the ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' episode "[[Recap/XenaS01E20TiesThatBind Ties That Bind]]". Should not be confused with the animated tie-in for ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' titled ''Anime/StreetFighterIVTheTiesThatBind''. Should not be confused with the {{Documentary}} ''Film/TheTiesThatBind1985'', the {{Thriller}} ''Film/TiesThatBind2006'', and the MadeForTVMovie ''Film/TiesThatBind2010''. Should not be confused with the VideoGame ''VideoGame/TheSuffering: Ties That Bind''.
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!!Tropes in this fanfic include:
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Richard invented one of these for Gar, a complete shoutout to AssassinsCreed.
* BladeLock: Happens a few times, complete with ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' homage.
* CelibateHero: Garfield starts out as one of these, and is this way toward Raven until they're married, unfortunately the FanDumb didn't get the reasons why.
* ChivalrousPervert: Gar is this, when he's joking.
* ComfortingTheWidow: Malchior's modus operendi, and everyone knew it
* DeathByOriginStory: Terra receives this, but appears in plenty of flashbacks.
* DeadlyDoctor: Kori is, by reputation, she even [[spoiler: Led the invasion of Malchior's home village]] while Gar gave Maldouche a HannibalLecture.
* DeterminedWidow: Raven, but many of the characteristics are inverted or subverted because the she sees Gar as [[GoodIsBadAndBadIsGood the villain]] instead of TheHero.
* EternalSexualFreedom: Subverted for historical accuracy and character traits, the FanDumb went berserk.
* HappilyMarried: Richard and Kori, Terra and Garfield.
* GoodIsNotNice: Garfield tortures and murders the man who killed Terra on Malchior's orders.
* ChivalrousPervert: Gar is this, when he's joking.
* {{Homage}}: The author has several of these, including ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', ''RomeoXJuliet'', ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', ''Manga/DeathNote'', ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', and ''Manga/BlackCat''.
* LampshadeHanging: The author lampshade hangs her own fic with the following:
--> '''Garfield:''' Life's not really fair is it? I feel like I'm in a twisted romance and revenge story.\\
'''Richard:''' If you were, you'd probably end up falling for the wife of the guy you killed.\\
'''Garfield:''' Who would write something like that?\\
'''Richard:''' A hopeless romantic with a knack for liking this sort of thing.
* ThePlan: Gar pulls off one of these.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The main theme of the FanFic
* RomancingTheWidow: Is not Gar's intention but he ends up doing this to [[spoiler: Raven]] eventually.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Garfield, Kori and Terra.
* ShownTheirWork: The author does this with authors notes at the end of every chapter after the prologue.
* TheUriahGambit: Inverted. Malchior attempts this and fails and kills [[spoiler: Terra]] instead.
* TheStoic: Richard
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