Marvel Comics has been filled with romances throughout its long history of comic publishing. With the vast amount of characters in the Marvel Comics Universe, it is only right that some of them find love among the most unlikely of people.
Whether they are falling in love with androids, fellow superheroes, or ordinary civilians, many of Marvel’s heroes have managed to find — and lose — love throughout their time in their comics. Even if they had only a fling or a long-term romance that led to marriage, some Marvel couples were simply destined to be together.
10/10 Wolverine Has A Passion For Mariko Yashida
First Met In The Uncanny X-Men #118 By Writers John Byrne And Chris Claremont, Inker Ricardo Villamonte, Colorist Glynis Wein, And Letterer Tom Orzechowski.
Wolverine and Mariko Yashida had an iconic and intense relationship. They developed an attraction after their first meeting, although originally Mariko was honor bound to marry a gang leader to solidify her father’s Japanese underworld connections.
However, when together, Wolverine was fiercely loyal to Mariko, and had stated that she was better than himself in every way. Every year on the anniversary of her death, Wolverine made a point to take a body part from her murderer. It’s clear Wolverine would’ve done literally anything that Mariko Yashida needed of him.
9/10 Black Bolt And Medusa Fell In Love At A Young Age
Married In Fantastic Four Annual #18 By Writers Mark Gruenwald And John Byrne, Penciler Mark Bright, Inker Mike Gustovich, Colorist Petra Scotese, And Letterer Phil Felix.
Black Bolt and Medusa met when they were only young. Medusa regularly visited Black Bolt while he was in confinement. They fell in love, and she waited for him at his release at the age of eighteen.
Medusa and Black Bolt definitely have a turbulent, unconventional relationship, with both characters pursuing other lovers. However, they have a deep understanding of each other; they even made up their own sign language. Medusa and Black Bolt have split up a few times, but always find their way back.
8/10 Mystique And Destiny Are The Epitome Of Destined
First Met In Uncanny X-Men #141 By Writers Chris Claremont And John Byrne, Inker Terry Austin, Colorist Glynis Wein, And Letterer Tom Orzechowski.
Mystique and Destiny were thought to have first met in around 1900 when Destiny sought Mystique’s help in understanding her precognitive visions. It wasn’t long after that the two fell in love, and were romantically involved for years, and raised their adoptive daughter, Rogue.
The fact Destiny can see into the future and predict other people’s relationships proves that these two are destined to be together. Mystique and Destiny have a loving relationship and wouldn’t even let death keep them apart.
7/10 Reed Richards And Susan Storm Are The Perfect Couple
Married In Fantastic Four Annual #3, By Writer Stan Lee, Penciler Jack Kirby, Inker Vince Colletta, Colorist Stan Goldberg, And Letterer Artie Simek.
Susan Storm and Reed Richards are one of the most iconic couples in Marvel Comics, and their wedding was described as the event of the century. Not only did they both get their powers in the same incident, they also formed The Fantastic Four together and had children.
Sue Storm and Reed Richards rely on each other through everything. That isn’t to say they haven’t had their hardships. Both Namor and Doctor Doom attempted to seduce Sue, and Reed had to shut down their son’s mind for the good of the galaxy. However, Sue and Reed always reconcile and come back together.
6/10 Jean Grey And Cyclops Work Through Their Issues
Married In X-Men Volume 2 #32 By Writer Fabien Nicieza, Penciler Andy Kubert, Inker Matt Ryan, Colorist Joe Rosas, And Letterer Bill Oakley.
Although Jean Grey and Wolverine have a mutual attraction, the person she’s destined to be with is Cyclops. Being young when they first met, they didn’t immediately confess their interest in each other, so it took time for them to begin their relationship.
Jean and Scott had a rocky start, and the former initially declining the latter’s proposal. Their marriage wasn’t completely smooth sailing, but they stuck by each other until Jean’s death, and an alternate future Jean telepathically told Scott to live his life and allow himself to be happy without her. Years later, the two have reunited as husband and wife once more.
5/10 Nobody Tries Harder In Their Relationship Than Rogue And Gambit
Married In X-Men Gold #30 By Writer Marc Guggenheim, Penciler And Inker David Marquez, Colorist Matthew Wilson, And Letterer Cory Petit.
When Rogue and Gambit first met, their attraction was instant, but their relationship wasn’t. Rogue’s powers caused several issues for her when developing relationships, considering she could take a person’s life force through touch.
Rogue and Gambit worked hard at their relationship and overcame obstacles like Mystique actively trying to break them up. Rogue and Gambit eventually get married in a spur-of-the-moment ceremony, proving that their resilience was worth it.
4/10 Tony Stark And Pepper Potts Are Iconic
First Introduced In Tales Of Suspense #45 By Writers Robert Bernstein And Stan Lee, Penciler And Inker Don Heck, And Letterer Sam Rosen.
Tony Stark and Pepper Potts are one of the most recognizable couples in the MCU, but also have a long comic history. Pepper, when originally introduced, was infatuated with Tony, but ultimately ended up marrying Happy Hogan. After mourning Happy’s death, Pepper and Tony’s love developed, and their long history of romantic tension was finally realized.
Tony has always trusted Pepper more than anyone, particularly with his company and a remote that can completely shut him down. Tony’s complete faith in her, and her devotion to him is what makes them such a good couple.
3/10 Vision And Scarlet Witch Are Unusual, But Destined
Get Together In The Avengers #108-109 By Writer Steve Englehart, Penciler Don Heck, Inkers Dave Cockrum And Joe Sinnott, Colorist Petra Goldberg, And Letterer John Costanza.
Wanda Maximoff and Vision are a rather unconventional couple. Vision does originally deny his feelings for Wanda, thinking he didn’t have the emotional capacity for love due to being an android, but it’s his unique ability to develop emotionally that allows this relationship to blossom.
Scarlet Witch and Vision are a fan favorite, mostly because of how much they care for each other. Even after they separate, they consistently make sure the other is okay, even when pursuing other relationships. Their relationship was complicated, but they were destined to be in each other’s lives.
2/10 Thor And Jane Foster Are From Different Worlds, But Still Meet And Fall In Love
First Met In Journey Into Mystery #84 By Writers Stan Lee And Larry Lieber, Penciler Jack Kirby, Inker Dick Ayers, Colorist Stan Goldberg, And Letterer Artie Simek.
Jane Foster and Thor Odinson have a more complicated relationship in the comics than their MCU counterparts. Jane initially falls for Thor while he is incarnated on Earth as a medical student named Donald Blake in order to learn some humility.
Although Odin forbids they stay together, Thor regularly protects Jane from harm, and their feelings for each other are consistent. They both live mostly separate lives with different relationships, but any couple who manages to find each other from different sides of the universe are destined to be together.
1/10 No Couple Is As Cute As Peter Parker And Mary Jane Watson
First Met In The Amazing Spider-Man #42 By Writer Stan Lee, Penciler And Inker John Romita, And Letterer Sam Rosen.
Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson’s relationship was officially set in motion after Gwen Stacy’s death at the Green Goblin’s hands. Having already been friends, MJ comforted Peter, and they grew closer. Like all relationships that involve a superhero, they had their difficulties.
Mary Jane rejected Peter’s initial proposal of marriage, and his second. Mary Jane later had an epiphany and agreed to be Peter’s wife. Although this marriage was erased by Mephisto, the two began to find their way back to each other.
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