Saturday, February 15, 2014

My (Real) Top 10 Favorite Fictional Couples

Ok, so yesterday was Valentines Day, and there were just so many things posted on facebook and tumblr and whatnot that were sappy and gross that I couldn't resist putting together a satirical list of my 'favorite' couples (because if Bella and Edward are every on this blog in an un-ironic way you will know I have lost my mind). It is true that I am, as a rule, not overly fond of romances and books that focus heavily on those sorts of relationships, but even I have my favorites. So, without further ado, and in celebration of the post valentines day season, here's my completely non-ironic list of favorite couples.

10.) Jonathan and Mina Harker
From the book Dracula (I couldn't find a suitable picture of the two of them) they're a married couple who work incredibly well together to defeat the monster. Both Jonathan and Mina are essential members of the anti-dracula team, and their love for each other and for God goes a long way toward saving everyone.

9.)Goliath and Elisa Maza
From the show Gargoyles these two at the very least had a strong friendship, with more than a little romantic tension. Unfortunately the show was cancelled in its third season, but I can only hope they would have resolved things between them a bit more. The two worked well together and cared about each other deeply. I don't think it would be too much to ask for a little magical resolution for everyone (it's not like magic wasn't a thing in this show).  

8.)Guido and Dora
From the Italian film Life is Beautiful, Guido and Dora love each other through the horrors of WW2, sacrificing everything for their love and family. 

7.)Belle and the Beast (Prince Adam)
 Sure the Beast had a lot to work through (you would too if a fairy had turned into a monster when you were 11), and sure he imprisons Belle, but in all seriousness, I've always had a soft spot for the Beast. He clearly is a kind person (deep down). His servants see it, and Belle learns to too. I also choose to believe that they read to each other all the time after they got married.

6.)Remus Lupin and Nymphadora (Tonks) Lupin
Gah, these were my favorites in the whole Harry Potter series. Lupin is just such an awesome person, and Tonks is so funny and nice, and he just didn't believe that she could love someone like him, but she did and it's super adorable.

5.)Sam Gamgee and Rose
I just don't feel like I should have to explain this. They're perfect. 

4.)Redcrosse Knight and Una
From Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Because who better for the allegorical representation of England/ Holiness/ St. George to marry than the allegorical representation of Christian (protestant) Truth? Plus Una is a pretty awesome character in her own right.

3.)Haruhi and Tamaki
From Ouran Highschool Host Club. I know I mocked this in my satire post, but that's ok, because this show is itself a satire. It joyously mocks Shojo (girly romance) manga, while itself drawing you in to its own goofy love story. Tamaki is a bubbly idiot (albeit a rich and ridiculously good-looking, and strangely intelligent one), and Haruhi is an incredibly passive heroine, so needless to say their interactions are hilarious. But there's also a serious side to both characters that makes their budding relationship fun to watch.

2.)Shizuku and Seiji
Whisper of the Heart is probably one of my favorite movies, so it should be no surprise that these two are up here. I mostly love that, even though they're still really young, they encourage each other to grow to be the best people they can be (both form themselves and each other). In my opinion they have quite a future ahead of them. 

1.)Howl Jenkins and Sophie Hatter
From Howl's Moving Castle (The Book, not the movie). Howl and Sophie are my absolute favorites. Sophie is so feisty and practical, and Howl is an absolute drama queen. I love their characters in the book, and all the hilarious things they get into and how they help each other even when they argue. It's one of the best fairy stories I've ever read in terms of quality, and my personal favorite (ever). Love these two.

There you have it - my non-ironic favorite pairings!


  1. Well, of those that I've seen/read (Belle & the Beast, Sam & Rose, and Sophie & Howl) I totally agree. :) heehee. Your last post nearly gave me a heart attack for a moment. I was afraid I'd have to go on a road trip to straighten you out ;)

    1. You've seen Howl's Moving Castle!?! I didn't know that. What did you think of it? Have you read the book? Sorry about the heart attack. Unfortunately (or fortunately, rather) my views are a bit too conservative to actually mean those things On the other hand, I would have enjoyed seeing you! :)

    2. haha. I didn't know most of the characters you had so I wasn't really paying that much attention to what you had written for them, but then there were a few I knew and I was like, WHAT?

      Actually, I haven't seen the movie...I've only read the book. It had a bit too much magic for my taste, but gee whiz I enjoyed Howl and Sophie themselves SO MUCH. Howl cracks me up :)

      Anyway, I would have enjoyed seeing you too :D

  2. Of these picks, I have only seen Sam and Rose, but I have heard of some of those anime characters that are on your list. Well, I suppose I watched Gargoyles and Beauty and the Beast when I was a kid, but that's it. Oh wait, Remus Lupin and Nymphadora (Tonks) Lupin are from the Harry Potter movies/books (I didn't recognize the picture), so I have seen them in the movies.


    1. I do love Sam, so I was glad he got somebody in the end. Ouran is a really good show, but I would caution people about it. It's making fun of shojo manga so it can get pretty PG-13 (in some uncomfortable ways) at some points, but overall it's one of my favorite shows. I loved Gargoyles, I never saw it growing up, but I discovered it later. And yeah, I wasn't a huge fan of how they made Tonks look in the movies so I chose a fan art instead. The characters were much better in the books :)

  3. I don't know all of these couples, but I definitely agree with the half that I do! Gargoyles was a hugely formative part of my early teen years.

    (Though it should be noted that his name is NOT Adam, that's a fan-spread name that Disney has never used officially and has specifically disavowed. It can't be stated enough.)

  4. I don't know all of these couples, but I definitely agree with the half that I do! Gargoyles was a hugely formative part of my early teen years.

    (Though it should be noted that his name is NOT Adam, that's a fan-spread name that Disney has never used officially and has specifically disavowed. It can't be stated enough.)


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