As exciting as comic book super-fights are, every now and then we're just looking for our heroes to get their superhero romance on. Every day in the pages of DC and Marvel Comics can't just be a knockdown, drag-out brawlfest. Our favorite do-gooders need something to propel them when the going gets tough, and a lot of the time, that is the existence of those they love. Of course, not everything is always peachy keen in Loveland, and more often than not, our favorite superhero couples aren't always on the most solid of ground.
The majority of heroic couples are somewhat doomed by the serialized nature of comic books. You need conflict to keep the story going, and romantic conflict is about as easy as it gets (just ask soap operas). Characters from Batman and Catwoman to Daredevil and Elektra make you want to scream "get on with it or move on already!" Others, such as Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Woman, have managed to make a decades-long relationship work despite the ups and downs. Even if their relationship doesn't always qualify as superhero relationship goals, the following couples are still worth more than their weight in a fight.
Thanks to their inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more specifically WandaVision, the Scarlet Witch and Vision's stars have never burned brighter. Once sort of B-tier characters in Marvel Comics, these two Avengers have been boosted to the top of the A-list. And though these two have very complicated histories with vast power fluctuations, they remain two extremely strong characters in the House of Ideas' vast roster of heroes.
How Did They Meet? These two met as members of the Avengers and eventually got married.
Rocky Relationship? Yeah... they're not really together anymore. So much so that Vision created his own family from scratch at one point. It all has to do with the Vision perishing (and then coming back) and their kids not being real. It's pretty complicated. Much like WandaVision and the tragic climax of Avengers: Infinity War, Wanda and Vision's existence in Marvel Comics is marked by trauma and heartbreak.
Strongest Moment As A Couple: Putting their tumultuous past behind them and teaming up during the wild 2018 Avengers: No Surrender storyline.Power couple?
The relationship responsible for Marvel's First Family. Without Reed dating Sue and subsequently bringing her and Johnny on that fateful spaceship ride in Fantastic Four #1, the Marvel Universe as we know it would be completely different. We'd have no Invisible Woman. We'd have no Human Torch (unless you're counting the original). We'd have no Franklin or Valeria Richards. This is the couple that started it all!
How Did They Meet? After their father went to jail, Sue and Johnny Storm went to live with their aunt in her boarding house. Reed just happened to be renting a room in said boarding house. Sparks began to fly, and the couple was in a relationship shortly thereafter.
Rocky Relationship? Sue and Reed are generally always on pretty solid ground. Any turbulence in their relationship is generally due to either Reed's aloofness or Namor the Sub-Mariner's unrequited feelings toward Sue. And there was also that time during Civil War when the pair ended up on opposite sides of the Iron Man/Captain America argument.
Strongest Moment As A Couple: Rebuilding the Marvel Multiverse with Franklin and Valeria after the events of 2015's Secret Wars. That is a pretty huge thing they did there.Power couple?
Emma Frost is jumping up and down over there in the corner. Who are we kidding? No, she isn't... she's messing with our minds for choosing Jean Grey as Cyclops's partner here instead of her. However, Emma and Jean have seemingly buried the Scott Summers hatchet with all mutants moving to Krakoa together following Powers of X and House of X. And let's make one thing clear: Though Emma Frost is an Omega-Level mutant, Jean Grey could wipe the floor with her as the Phoenix. And the marriage of Jean Grey and Scott Summers was a comics event in 1994.
How Did They Meet? We have Charles Xavier to thank for these two meeting, as they were brought together as members of the original X-Men roster of mutants.
Rocky Relationship? Between multiple demises, multiple Phoenix Force events, and all that stuff with Jean's clone, Madelyne Pryor, it's safe to say Scott and Jean have had a tumultuous go of it over the decades.
Strongest Moment As A Couple: Leading the X-Men and becoming co-headmasters of Charles Xavier's school in the aftermath of the Onslaught madness in the mid-1990s.Power couple?
Would you want to fight Black Panther? Would you want to fight Storm? Could you even imagine fighting the pair of them together? When the might of Ororo Monroe and T'Challa is combined, you don't wanna be standing in the way. If the two could've made their marriage last, Wakanda could've been a formidable world force for good. But comic books make any lasting relationship difficult.
How Did They Meet? Funnily enough, the pair met as teenagers years before they would become known as the Black Panther and Storm. Though their passion was fierce, T'Challa's responsibilities as a prince put an end to their relationship before it could fully bloom.
Rocky Relationship? Well, they were married, and now they're not. They broke up during Avengers vs. X-Men. So, in some ways, it has been rocky. But they are on good terms. So it's somewhat hard to categorize. Better off as friends, maybe?
Strongest Moment As A Couple: Defending Wakanda from Skrulls in Secret Invasion.Power couple?