While many of the characters in the Marvel Universe join teams and organizations to fight crime, some of the most interesting team-ups have been Marvel characters who are best friends. Moreover, the BFFs we have gotten over the years have been nothing short of delightful. Whether they're Odd Couple archetypes or so similar they could be siblings, some of these friendships date as far back as the start of Marvel Comics. That's decades of fights, make-ups, life-changing events, and even deaths.
We have gotten some of the best team-ups in comic book history between best friend Marvel characters. From witty banter to heartbreaking loss and mourning, the most memorable moments in comics have occurred between the best friends of Marvel. Luckily, some of these friendships have transcended the page and moved to TV shows and films, so non-comic book fans can experience the pure joy of these timeless bonds.
From the ultimate drinking buddies to corporate business partners, Marvel characters that are best friends continue to bring readers some of the most popular and entertaining stories in comics history.
Groot And Rocket Raccoon
You hardly ever see these partners separated in the comics or the movies. As one of the few people that can understand Groot, Rocket Raccoon formed an almost immediate bond with the arboreal creature. From then on, these two heroes have been stuck together at the hip. And why not? They're so awesome (and merchandisable)!
Deadpool And Spider-Man
Any friendship with Deadpool is guaranteed to result in biting remarks and insults. So, of course, he meshed perfectly with the wise-cracking Spider-Man. In fact, their relationship tends to veer into a sort of love/hate territory. Deadpool (being Deadpool) has an often-too-close attachment to everyone's favorite web-slinger. Let's be real: he just straight-up flirts with Spider-Man constantly. Poor Spidey. No wonder he gets fed up with Wade's antics from time to time.
Professor X And Magneto
Meeting for the first time in an Israeli Holocaust clinic, Magneto and Professor X bonded over philosophy, mutant rights, and literature. Their conflicting points of view led them down different paths, however, and they soon became enemies. Regardless, their friendship persevered even to Xavier's death, and he entrusted the X-Men to his old friend after he passed. Differences aside, the two men always held a constant respect and abiding love for one another.
Wolverine And Nightcrawler
A set of rather unlikely friends, Wolverine and Nightcrawler were thick as thieves. Although they may seem like complete opposites, the two mutants would frequently go out drinking together. There were also notorious for pulling pranks on their friends and allies. In one of their wildest stunts, the duo tried to get Colossus drunk and then beat him up for breaking up with Kitty Pryde. Really, it's too bad we've missed out on seeing this friendship depicted in the X-Men movies and cartoons.