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)
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
At Number 47: Akira and Saki (Eden of the East)
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)
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)
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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