4.22.2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters Who Make A Perfect Pair


This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is "Top Ten Characters Who X." I get to pick what "X" represents. So I've decided to stretch this topic to breaking point and go with "Top Ten Characters Who Make A Perfect Pair." So basically it's my top ten duos in all of literature. As remembered by me, right now. So, you  know, I've probably missed a few!

1. Lupin & Tonks from the Harry Potter series

http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/tonks-and-lupin/images/22383491/title/tonks-lupin-photo

Well of course. How can I not include these two? Particularly given... what happens. That I won't say for those few weird and obviously crazy people who haven't read the books OR seen the movies yet. But I just love both of these characters.

2. Augustus Waters & Hazel Grace from The Fault In Our Stars

http://alwaysinourownworld.blogspot.ca/2014_02_01_archive.html

These two are just.... wonderful. They're both so very real. I love how sarcastic they are, how they make fun of romantic schmoopiness even as they come up with some of the sweetest stuff ever. I rarely fall in love with a fictional couple to quite such a degree as I did Augustus and Hazel Grace.

3. Crawley & Aziraphale from Good Omens

http://juliedillon.deviantart.com/art/Aziraphale-and-Crowley-55328304

Epic rivalry. Hijinks. Unlikely partnership. The fate of the world literally hanging in the balance... and they still find time to be hilarious.

4. Sherlock Homes & Professor Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes series
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532304/Sherlock-Twitter-fans-react-rooftop-plunge-mystery-finally-solved.html

Of course. The most wonderful rivalry in the history of ever.

5. Matilda & Miss Honey from Matilda

http://bethaneywallace.com/2014/03/27/predicting-weather-patterns-is-almost-impossible-part-i/

Though Miss Honey on her own is a bit of a "meh" character, when she and Matilda teamed up they both filled a hole in the other's life and helped one another deal with some pretty rough situations. But most of all, they helped each other to grow and reach their potential. And isn't that what the best relationships (of any kind) do? 

6. Deuce & Fade from the Razorland Trilogy

http://lovelysalome.blogspot.ca/2010_07_01_archive.html

I wasn't sure if I wanted to include these two, but in the end I figured they deserve a spot. They had their rough patches, for sure. But they came through for one another, and they had each other's backs. Literally. I love how they protected one another, and how Fade was perfectly happy letting Deuce step up and take the lead.

7. Frodo & Sam from The Lord of the Rings trilogy

http://kevinsmovies.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/most-memorable-on-screen-duos/

These two made it through the fires of hell - pretty much literally. Sam offered Frodo the support he didn't even know to ask for, and he never would have made it without him. One of the best sidekicks - and friends - ever.

8. Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe from the Anne of Green Gables series

http://busyteacher.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/gilbert-blythe-is-soooo-dreamy/

I think we all had that experience as a kid - teasing the person you like because you don't know how else to interact with them. These two drove each others bonkers for years, they were in constant competition with one another, and they definitely had explosive chemistry. But I loved how these things that made them so antagonistic also meant that they balanced and challenged one another. I also totally had a crush on Gilbert when I was a kid.

9. Eleanor & Park from... you guessed it, Eleanor & Park!

http://novelsounds.net/feature/arts-and-crafts-eleanor-and-park-by-rainbow-rowell-wallpaper/

They're not quite as high on the list as Augustus and Hazel Grace, but the story of these two wound its way around my  heart and still hasn't let go. I do love Park just a teeny bit more, though, so it's not as equal a pairing as some of the others.

10. Katniss & Peeta from the Hunger Games series


http://www.deviantart.com/fanart/wallpaper/books/?view_mode=2&order=9&q=exercise

Okay, I admit that I kind of ran out of ideas and threw this one in there. It was either these two or Jasper and Alice from the Twilight saga. Not that they're not a good pair, just that they're probably not my all-time faves.

Agree? Disagree? Who did I miss? Share in the comments!

3 comments :

  1. Great List!! I loved Peeta and Katniss and Augustus and Hazel. I still need to read Eleanor and Park. I loved Fangirl, but I still have that one on my TBR list.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/04/top-ten-tuesday-characters-i-would-like.html

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  2. I never thought about doing this as a TTT but I think I'm going to have to include it in some way, maybe just do a random post because its brilliant

    Lupin & Tonks..... is it crazy to say I'm getting really emotional just thinking about them. Two of my favourite characters in books that ended up as a pair, a fantastic one at that. :(

    Have to completely agree with everything you said about Augustus and Hazel, they are just too perfect and I can not wait for the film

    haven't read Good Omens or Sherlock Holmes or Razoland Trilogy, and even though I haven't read Matilda I do agree with you reason's :)

    Frodo & Sam, Katniss & Peeta <3 . Loveeee.

    I think about the only one who wasn't that bothered by Eleanor & Park, don't get me wrong I thought it was a good book and they were good characters I just never feel completely in love with them like everyone else seem to, I'm just strange I guess haha.

    Like I said, great post :)

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  3. Great list! So many amazing choices! Oh my god, Tonk & Lupin... the mere mention of those two makes me want to cry. I adored them so much in the book, I want to cry just thinking about Deathly Hallows :'(

    Hazel and Augustus were pretty amazing too, such brilliant characters and a perfect couple. Sherlock and Moriarty were such a brilliant pairing too, they work so well off of each other - it's one of the best rivalries ever. I do love Katniss and Peeta as well. So many great picks! Here's my TTT :)

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