Monday, February 10, 2014

Top 50 Fictional Couples: Part 1

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I have decided to bring back the list of my favorite Fictional Couples, which had a surprising amount of popularity last Valentine's Day. However, my list new is expanded to a total of 50 Couples with many new ones and a lot of shifting around of the order. Being a guy, I do not watch many of the corny romance movies, therefore most of my picks are from action movies, comic books, anime, sci-fi, and fantasy works of fiction. To qualify for the list, the couple only has to be from a work of fiction, and they have to be a cannon couple only (no fanfic shipping)! My rankings are based on my personal favorites. Most of my favorite couples have great chemistry that often offers some great comedic dialogue. Usually for my lists, I write quite a bit about each pick on the list, however, since I do not have a lot to say about each one, I have decide just to write a little about each one and have more picks on each post instead of making five different posts, I have split it into three. Also note that some characters have had different romantic interests, and therefore the "OTP (One True Pair)," as fanfic writers would put it, is debatable. Also, do not expect all of these couples to have a "Happily Ever After" ending or a nice relationship.

At Number 50: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (Any movie)
Okay, this is cheating since they are a real life couple that married after acting in a few movies together, which is why they are at 50th. However, Bogy and Bacall have some of the best on screen chemistry regardless of what movie they are in together from The Big Sleep to Key Largo.

At Number 49: Mario and Princess Peach
Mario is one dedicated dude. Almost every time that Bowser steals his woman, he has to go save her from the castle, hundreds of times! Sure, there is basically no romance between the two, but they are classics. 

At Number 48: Dr. Horrible and Penny
Anyone that has seen Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog knows exactly why they are on the list, and I will re-frame from spoiling anything about it.

At Number 47: Akira and Saki (Eden of the East)
Eden of the East takes a very Jason Bourne approach to the story (it even references the Bourne movies) and the romance that develops between the mysterious amnesiac, Akira, and a random girl that he happens to meet, Saki, is handled rather well.

At Number 46: Neo and Trinity (The Matrix)
While the actors never had much, if any, chemistry, the "Trinity Help" scene was awesome and as a Matrix fan I had to include them on the list. 

At Number 45: Reed (Mr. Fantastic) and Sue (Invisible Woman) Richards
While the film adaptation of Fantastic the characters was executed terribly, they are still one of the best couples in comics, and maybe there is a slight chance that the upcoming remake will be better.

At Number 44: Rick and Lori Grimes (The Walking Dead)
Oh Lori, you can be such a major pain in the neck! Despite being kind of a terrible mother that is constantly making stupid decisions, Lori and Rick's relationship does have a satisfying payoff later in the series.

At Number 43: Link and Zelda
Another classic Nintendo couple, Link has saved Zelda dozen of times from whatever evil dude that takes her away.

At Number 42: Jeff and Lisa (Rear Window)
Despite the sizable age gap between James Stewart and Grace Kelly, they were a likable couple in Hitchcock's classic Rear Window. Grace's character, Lisa, is one of the more useful girlfriends in classic movies since she helped out Jeff solve the mystery.

At Number 41: Malcolm and Inara
Why aren't Mal and Inara not ruttin' higher on the list you ask? Because Fox cancelled the show before anything was allowed to progress!

At Number 40: Makoto and Chiaki (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
I hate stupid teen romance, but man did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time pull it well. Director, Mamoru Hosoda perfectly mixed time-travel, humor, and a little bit of romance into one of the most underrated and under-watched animated classics.

At Number 39: Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Determining whether or not Roy and Riza are actually a couple is difficult because there is not many romantic scenes between the two but rather a lot of tension. In terms of bada**ness no other couple comes even close. They are a force to be reckoned with.

At Number 38: Simon and Kaylee
Another couple from Joss Whedon's classic Firefly, Simon and Kaylee are fun, funny, and have some really great moments in the series and the followup film Serenity. 

At Number 37: Spike and Julia
For the most part, Spike and Julia's relationship is shown in flashbacks, but she is the one that basically turned Spike into the complex character that he is throughout most of the series.

At Number 36: James Bond and Vesper
Vesper is the only "Bond Girl" to have a believable relationship with Bond, although I would have to spoil Casino Royale to tell why I liked Bond and Vesper the best.

At Number 35: Light and Misa
Light and Misa's relationship reminded me a lot of the Joker and Harley in that Misa is absolutely obsessed with Light, yet Light, for the most part, is only using her for his personal gain. 

What do you think of my list thus far? Who are some of your favorite fictional couples? Please comment below and check back soon for the continuation of the list.

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  1. Number 50 and Number 35 all the way! Bogie and Bacall had amazing chemistry in all their movies, and the relationship between Light and Misa is very strained but interesting. I also like 48 and 42.

    1. Bogie and Bacall were definitely the best of their era! Yes, Light and Misa's is certain strained, but I have always liked seeing tragic relationships for some reason.


  2. Great list, looking forward to seeing all of it! :) Same here, I don't watch cheesy romance films either- I just don't find them very interesting.
    I agree, I also really liked Malcolm/Inara and Kaylee/Simon and I really wish that Firefly hadn't been cancelled (glares at Fox producers).

    1. Thank you! :) Exactly, those movies are not interesting at all! However, I have seen a few anime that are a little more romance heavy, but I don't why, but anime seems to do it better than live-action.
      Why did Fox have to cancel it!


  3. I love Dr. Horrible and Penny<3<3<3

  4. When Bogart & Bacall are at 50, Number One better be AWESOME! I'm looking forward to seeing the complete list too (and I suspect there'll be a Whovian couple sometime in the future...but please, not River).

    1. Since one of my criteria was no real life couples, and since listing all of the different roles Bogart and Bacall played together would take up a lot of the list, I decided to put them in at number 50, but if I was to rank each movie, they would be in the top 20 several times. And yes, a Whovian couple will make the list, but don't worry, River will not be making the list.


  5. Rick and Lori! They become a great couple when you think of what Shane was trying to do to that marriage. *cries because Shane was a awful best friend and the Lori episode and poor Rick and gosh now I'm just crying cause The Walking Dead is too awesome*

    LIGHT AND MISA. They were a rather hysterical couple because it was so bizarre; I hadn't thought of them in comparison to The Joker and Harley but you're so right. :)

    Looking forward to the rest of your list!


    1. Argh! I still hate Shane for being the worst "best friend" ever!

      Light and Misa are one of the most unique couples for sure, which is why I like them! :)

      Thanks Jamie!


  6. Awesome list! :) Sad to say I haven't seen most of the movies :(

  7. I don't like most romance movies and novels, but I'm still a shipper at heart. I ship all the Firefly couples you mentioned in this post. :)

    #39 all the way! I ship those two so hard! They're my OTP of OTPs!
    I've heard that Hiromu Arakawa, the mangaka behind FMA: Brotherhood, said once (it was in an artbook or an interview) that if it weren't for military regulations, Roy and Riza would've gotten married. General Grumman (Riza's grandfather) even asked Roy (although casually) to marry her! Well, in the manga anyway. I wish that scene was included in the anime.... XD


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