Characters that should have gotten together
This piece is just opinion. This features characters that I believe should have been romantically together by the end of their television show, movie or book. They might have been romantically involved at some point but it didn’t last because of stupid writing reasons, or they remained friends (but could have been so much more) or they never got together even though they had more chemistry but the writers forced them with another person. So this list is about 17 I think with some bonus at the bottom. If you agree, please feel free to comment why, if you disagree please comment why not. Enjoy!
Alec & Max– Dark Angel
When I was watching this show on a binge, it was so awesome and it sucks that season 3 never happened because it definitely needed and deserved one. I genuinely liked all of the main characters on the show, minus a few here and there and Logan was one of the ones I disliked the most. Man, what a tool. In the first season, Max and Logan’s “thing” was fine because they liked each other, and Alec didn’t exist yet but when Jensen Ackles returned as Smart-Aleck, oh I loved his character. Sure, he was arrogant and had his moments but he was honest in who he was, and I didn’t think Logan held a candle, he was too whiny and I could not imagine him and Max actually working in the long time. Now, Alec was her match in every way, they were both Transgenics, so they both were enhanced, both knew how to fight and were badass. They also understood each other more than Logan ever could. There were a few times in the show where it seemed like the two would get together, they had a lot of “tender” moments when it was just them. The episode when Max opened up to Alec about Ben (his “twin clone” brother), it was beautiful. Then the writers tried to get Alec to date that Asha girl, made no sense, that he would stop being such a “womanizer” for some random girl. I believe he would have matured with Max because she helped him grow up over the course of the season.
Joey Tribbiani & Phoebe Buffay– Friends
I don’t think this is a secret anymore since both Matt Leblanc and Lisa Kudrow stated they wanted it to be revealed that Joey and Phoebe had a secret love affair and I agree with them. They were the “kooky” ones of the group and I think they had a mutual understanding each other that worked for a nice relationship. They had a few moments in the show that could have been a nice start to a romantic relationship with them, like the episode where Phoebe finds out her birthday is not the day she thought it was, and she says she’s never had the “best kiss ever” or “never met a person from the Philippines” and she leaves emotional and Joey follows her out, passionately kisses her and tells her he’s 1/18 Pilipino. It was so cute. Don’t get me wrong, Mike was great and I’m happy Phoebe found someone she loved enough to marry but it would have made more sense for her to be with Joey, not to mention, that whole thing with Rachel was just weird. I mean, what? I think they were closest and made the most sense to date out of all of the friends.
Damon Salvatore & Bonnie Bennett- The Vampire Diaries
I’m not going to spend a lot of time on this one, otherwise the post will be huge but I didn’t see it after first but in season 6 when Bonnie and Damon were stuck in the spirit world for most of the first half of the season, it was amazing. The chemistry between the actors were so strong that I could not believe I didn’t see it sooner. I went back to watch old episodes and old interactions between the two and yeah, it was always there, just in a different way. They hated each other in the beginning, due to Damon’s ways and him being a vampire (let’s be real, Damon is a horrible person) and Bonnie for being judgmental but she always helped him and everyone else because that’s who she was. In season 6, they were forced to be together, got to know each other in a different way and they became best friends, to the point where he even chose Bonnie’s life over waking Elena up. Yeah yeah yeah, the writers wouldn’t stop forcing Elena into the picture enough to just let Bonnie and Damon’s relationship develop naturally. The actors even want the two characters to be together, it’s more beautiful than that toxic nonsense that is Damon and Elena. It’s interesting to see how Damon is when he’s around Bonnie, he doesn’t give speeches about “Elena makes me a better person” or how he needs her in order to make good choices, that’s so stupid. He should want to be his own person, a better person at his own volition, not because Elena guilt him into feeling bad for his choices. Bonnie doesn’t do that, she doesn’t take his crap, she tells him to face it himself because at the end of the day, it’s his choice and he must own up to his actions. He can’t do it for someone else. It just seems so much more honest with Bonnie then it ever has with Elena. Bonnie loves Damon and she knows it, and he loves her more than he realizes he does. The relationship Bonnie currently has with Enzo is just a cop out for not allowing “Bamon” to happen as Enzo is like a “diet Damon”.
Stefan Salvatore & Elena Gilbert– The Vampire Diaries
In the beginning when I liked Elena, when her character was consistent, she was with Stefan. They were passionate and honest. They didn’t need to declare their love all of the time, they just knew, everyone just knew. She called Stefan her “true love” which beats out “epic love” and that showed. Stefan treated her like her own person instead of yanking her around, lying to her or trying to make her do things she didn’t choose her own (see the problem with Damon and Elena), sure he has his own issues too, but Stefan always fought for Elena and not because her love “makes him better” (which is stupid) but because they actually love each other. I don’t mind Stefan and Caroline but the passion that Stefan and Elena shared is gone. They were able to just talk, to sit and watch sunsets, to hang out in cabins and have conversations, even when they weren’t together, they could just talk with each other. Whereas when she’s with Damon, they just argue and have sex. That’s not a relationship.
Nathaniel Archibald & Juliet Lewis– Gossip Girl
You’re probably going who? Lol well Juliet was played by Katie Cassidy, if you read my “Diminished Characters” post, I mentioned her in it. She shows up in season 4, and while her intentions were not to actually fall for him, but to instead take down Serena. They had a meet-cute and it grew from there, they were good for each other, he actually settled down and dated her, he wasn’t cheating, or flirting with other women. She was smart, and not from his world so it seemed honest and not with people wanting to destroy everyone, Juliet did seem to worry about fitting into his world, but Nate never cared about that so if she would have just allowed herself to be herself, even if she wasn’t rich like them, it would have worked out fine because they were so cute and he actually liked her. He was so hurt when he found out that she used him. It just had to be ruined all because she wanted to get back at Serena, so stupid. Nate would have finally found a good woman and finally would have stopped falling for stupid women who didn’t make sense for him to be in a relationship with but with Juliet, it could have worked.
Dean Winchester & Jo Harvelle- Supernatural
Jo was only around for a little bit of time but she was so amazing. In the beginning, it was obvious she had a crush on him, I mean he’s cute! Lol but Dean is Dean, not particularly “dating” material, however, I think he not only knew she liked him, but I think he liked her back but never got around till admitting it until it was too late. Although anytime he flirted, she would blow him off, it wasn’t because she didn’t like him but because she was trying not to get involved if he didn’t feel the same way in a legitimate manner. Dean flirts, so it’s understandable for her to want to make sure he wasn’t just doing it to flirt. In her last episode, before she dies, the look they would give each other, even though it could be the end of the world, showed that they both wished they would have taken the leap before getting to this moment. Before she died, he actually kissed her and rests his forehead against hers and it’s a tender moment, he waited too long because now she was about to die. Jo comes back later as a ghost and before she was “forced” to kill him, there’s another tender moment and it was so beautiful. She doesn’t kill him of course but it’s for the moment. I know the show is about Sam and Dean and their brotherhood and them saving the world, but it would have been nice for Dean to find someone who is his equal in every way, someone who could even tame him, not change him but get him to settle. But of course, the writers kill all the women lol so I hope Dean finds a woman who becomes his equal later on.
Harry Potter & Hermione Granger- Harry Potter
Hear me out, I have absolutely no problem with Hermione and Ron getting together in the end. I was just one of those people who read the first three books and thought that it made more sense for Harry and Hermione to date. After reading Goblet of Fire it was easy to see that it was gonna be a Romione thing which is fine, I’ve made my peace and come to love it on its own. However, I still believe it could have gone another way. Harry and Hermione fell into an easy relationship where their interactions with each other was smooth and it matured into something where they knew they could count on each other. He was always emotionally there for her, she was emotionally there for him, they understood each other, their limits and their strengths. It was even stronger during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, when they were by themselves but of course she was emotionally distraught over Ron so I wasn’t still hoping that Harry would swoop in there lol but if Ron and Hermione didn’t become a thing, I would have loved for Harmony to happen.
Neville Longbottom & Luna Lovegood- Harry Potter
I thought this was a no brainer! At first I thought it was gonna be a Ginny/Neville thing but when it showed that Harry and Ginny were probably gonna be a thing, I thought it made sense for Neville and Luna to get together in the end. She was so weird, and he was so… Neville lol. I don’t know, it just seemed to make sense to me. I was bummed when they did the epilogue and they weren’t together.
Jason DiLaurentis & Aria Montgomery– Pretty Little Liars
This one won’t be long at all, but I am not a fan of Ezra at all, and I definitely don’t like Ezra and Aria together, the worst couple on the show. I cannot believe it lasted so long. But anyway, there was a brief moment when Jason and Aria seemed to have a connection, he seemed to like her and she seemed to like him. They almost shared a kiss, then I seem to remember some drama with Ezra and his brother and then all of a sudden it was like nothing ever happened between them. Maybe it was just me, but I like him more anyway. Ezra is my least favorite guy on the show.
Danny Desai & Lacey Porter– Twisted
I already talked a bit this one in Lacey’s “Diminished Character” post but this relationship barely got the chance to mature and move forward. The chemistry between the actors was amazing! So amazing that Avan Jogia and Kylie Bunbury got to be in a miniseries on Spike called “Tut” where they played lovers, it unfortunately didn’t last either but it at least happened! But Danny returned home from being in juvie and Lacey did not allow him to sweet talk his way back into her life as easily as he did Jo, she made him work for it and work he did. Any chance he got, he would seek her out, try to talk to her, when they were alone they would talk about their childhood, and all of the emotion in the eyes, especially rolling off Danny was extreme. She eventually decides to let him in and their first kiss, wow! They would talk in secret and they’d actually have conversations, they grew up together so outside of her being afraid of what people might say, they had an ease about them that showed not only were they comfortable with each other but it was natural. She liked him so much, that when someone wrongfully taped them being intimate (we never actually knew if they had sex or not, it was implied I guess) she was willing to just let it happen because she was no longer ashamed to be with him. To be seen with him. It of course went all downhill when the writers started trying to make Danny and Jo be a thing when it was never a thing, it wasn’t even believable, not to mention, they began to make Jo the lead of the show when it was ultimately about Danny so Danny and Lacey’s relationship just fell apart in order to make Jo look better. It was so dumb because the show and the relationship had so much potential.
Neal Caffrey & Sara Ellis – White Collar
I was indifferent towards Kate, I did not like Alex and Sara was the best thing ever! Her and Elizabeth were just the ultimate S.O for the main heroes in the show. Sara was sassy, she was smart, independent and took no crap, especially not from Neal. For a while they played a cat and mouse game. They flirted constantly and the sexual tension was extreme that when they finally got together I said “finally!” Unfortunately, secrets were kept and they broke up. I can’t say there was anyone else who showed up to romantically involved with Neal who measured up to Sara. She showed up again a few more times and they still obviously had feelings for each other but in the end, they did not get together, unfortunately. Too bad, she would have been good for him too as it was obvious she still loved him and cared about him, vice versa with him.
Kurt Wagner & Kitty Pryde– X-men: Evolution
Okay, so I know that they don’t get together in the comics or anything, but I remember watching this show as a kid and wanting these two to date. They were such good friends. Rogue and Kurt crossed my mind too but I like her with Gambit and once we find out Mystique was their mother, Kurt viewed her as a sister so it wouldn’t have worked out anyway. Regardless, Kitty and Kurt were really good friends, they confided in each other, they worked together and anytime the team went out together, Kurt and Kitty were always paired up together. They complimented each other very well and even though I think she was freaked out by his appearance in the beginning, she accepted him. The show was about them as teenagers, but if they would have continued down the road and didn’t end, I bet Kitty and Kurt would have dated at some point. Now, I never got the chance to finish the show, it stopped airing on Kids WB so maybe the writers let them attempt a relationship that didn’t work… I don’t know, when I rewatch the show due to my nostalgia I’ll see and I’ll probably edit this part.
Jordan Catalano & Angela Chase – My So Called Life
Teen angst!! Angela had a crush on Jordan Catalano for the longest time, he was pretty much untouchable in her mind. There’s this great scene where Sharon’s (one of her old friends) father has a heart attack, Angel knows about it and finds Jordan Catalano smoking under the bleachers, she’s crying (she’s not sure why she’s actually crying) and she walks up behind him and he turns towards her and lets her hug him to cry on his shoulder. It was so cute because it was their first “moment”. Of course his cockblocking friend (played by his older brother no less lol) showed up but still! So memorable. They only actually date for one episode but the lead up was quite good and entertaining as Jordan, who knew of her feelings towards him, just couldn’t seem to get it together to get her on board even though she already liked him. When they break up, they remain close friends, she encouraged him to do well in school and he tried, Angela suspected he suffered from dyslexia which is why he checked out during classes and didn’t want to be involved in it. After talking with Rayanne about Angela and some other boy, they drunken have sex which causes Angela to cut ties with both of them. Jordan tries to win her back by getting Angela’s friend Brian to write a love letter for him, in which he does but it was more of a personal letter. So the show ends with the implication that Angela and Jordan do get back together but it’s never said it’s so irritating! I understand why they had to break up during the season because while he realizes he’s in love with her, after listening to a sonnet in class, he pressures her to have sex but she isn’t like the girls he normally would go for which surprises him. It was all very realistic and I think it would have worked as they got older because he was already mature in his own way. He had an abusive childhood, he pretty much did his own thing, but he managed to get by. I think they would have worked out. I know people think Angela and Brian should have gotten together but I don’t think that would have worked out, Jordan has his issues but I think he and Angela would have worked things out together.
Gordo & Lizzie Maguire–Lizzie Maguire
Oh Lizzie, Lizzie, Lizzie… Ethan Kraft is an idiot. Gordo has always been your voice of reason, he always had your back, he made sure that you calmed down when you freaked out over teenage girl stuff and he never made you feel stupid or that you should be stupid to be with a stupid guy. Gordo has always been right there!! Thank goodness they kissed in the movie, they never actually got together but by George they should have!!
Hakeem Campbell & Moesha Mitchell– Moesha
It always made sense to me. Q was cool and all but I always preferred Hakeem and I know they dated for a little while but it didn’t last and when Hakeem showed up on The Parkers he and Moesha were no longer together. They were friends for a long time, really close to the point he was always in their house, she could talk to him. Sure, he could be annoying, but he just fit right in there. It made sense.
Roy Mustang & Riza Hawkeye- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Oooo boy, I have no idea why they did not become official. They knew each other for years, she became a “personal bodyguard” of sorts to him, the opposite of him as she was strong and silent, they were both badass in their own rights. She could also be seen as a babysitter towards him as well as his conscious. I seem to remember them flirting a little but nothing to the point where it became official when it should have!
Hyuuga Neji & Tenten– Naruto
Now! I have not finished watching the show yet, or reading the manga but I know of Neji’s fate (thanks internet) but from where I stopped to that point, I don’t know what happens with him but I know he’s a sidelined character (who is my favorite on the show) who should get more storylines and because he doesn’t, I read really awesome fan fiction. Neji and Tenten seem like a good couple to me. I’ve seen something about her and Lee but I cannot imagine Lee actually seriously being in a relationship with someone. Neji trusts her, he trains with her knowing that she will not only try her best to beat him but she will also be testing herself as he is the best. I like the mutual respect and understanding of each other and when they’re on missions together, how he always tries to make sure she’s okay. She’s seen him at his worst arrogant self and at his more matured state after his humbling battle with Naruto. I don’t know if he gets romantic with anyone before his death cries but I wish would be her if so. She seems like the only one who can take him at his worst and his best in stride and he seems like he would allow himself to relax and let go a bit around her.
Elliot & Angela– Mr. Robot
Logan Echols & Veronica Mars– Veronica Mars
Jimmy Olson & Chloe Sullivan- Smallville
Nate Archibald & Serena Van der Woodsen– Gossip Girl (I wouldn’t have minded them together either as she was tolerable with him)
Duckie & Andie– Pretty in Pink
Sam & Katherine Barlow– Holes
Cloud Strife & Tifa Lockhart– Final Fantasy VII
Zack Fair & Aerith Gainsborough (I think that’s her last name lol)- Final Fantasy VII
Hope you enjoyed this list! Stay tuned, there might be a companion piece to this for couples who SHOULD NOT have been together, or be together. Should be fun.