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Ranking The Most Annoying Romantic Relationships In The MCU

List Rules
Vote up the MCU relationships you wish you could snap out of existence.

Since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has proven be full of healthy, collaborative romantic relationships. For example, Black Panther’s T’Challa and Nakia feel like true equals with a familiar romance that is handled organically. Likewise, Okoye and W’Kabi are one of the most dynamic romantic relationships in the MCU, as neither are willing to relinquish their beliefs for their love.

However, there are annoying relationships in the MCU due to a lack of chemistry, an actor stepping out of a role, or a couple flat-out not making any sense. And this is not to say the cinematic universe didn’t have great source material from which to pull – there are plenty of healthy romantic relationships in Marvel, but many of them fail to make an onscreen transition work. Even when Kevin Feige and company don't create credible romantic relationships in movies, the MCU has great friendships the audience can root for. (Hello, Rocket and Groot! And Baby Groot! And Teenage Groot!)

Still, these fun platonic relationships don't entirely make up for the bad Marvel couples audiences are subjected to onscreen. These superhero romances feel forced, awkward, or, at worst, like lazy plot devices.