As a former gamer, I sometimes wonder about my favorite female video game characters who I strategically chose whenever I played my favorite fighting game or role playing game--if they had ever hooked up with their male counterparts?
Is that weird? Or is that just me? You always hear of comic book couples and there is the occasional video game couple like Mario and Princess Peach or Link and Zelda but what about Sonya Blade or Chun-Li? Who is their romantic interests?
As an avid gamer of the late 80s and early 90s I can only speak to this generation of video game characters. Feel free to comment and elaborate on newer characters that are absent from this list, but I always wanted to know how cool it would be if these two lovers got together? These pairings is also a cross-over between other games.
Chun-Li and Ryu
The Street Fighter video franchise was a hot commodity in the late eighties and into the early nineties. Chun-Li had the ultimate moves with her lightning leg kicks and Ryu with his "Hadouken" projectile and his Hurricane Kick that could maneuver across the arcade screen. These two can obviously share their affections for the love of kicking other peoples' ass literally as well as their affinity for Asian styled fighting. Her Chinese style blends well with his Japanese style.
April O' Neil and Leonardo
So what if she's a human and he's a turtle? This pair would make a lovely duo and he's such a better fit for her personality than Casey Jones ever was. Leo is the oldest and smartest of his 4 other teenage mutant ninja brothers and he carries a big sword (pun intended). April is a skilled journalist and is depicted as the damsel in distress in the game version of the comic book series. Leo is ready for the rescue indeed.
Sonya Blade and Scorpion
Scorpion is the assertive type and that is the kind of man Sonya needs. Her domineering fighting prowess and ability to languish men with not only her good looks but her fierce disposition. Scorpion will be able to contend with a strong female type by simply taking his spear and uttering the phrase "get over here". Without using the actual spear on Sonya of course.
Samus Aran and Mega Man
In the 1986 game Metroid, most players didn't even know the Samus was actually a female until the very end of the game. She shares similar qualities to another Nintendo game called Mega Man where they both conquered an intergalactic world wearing post-apocalyptic weaponized-suits and armed with ray guns that could blow creatures to millions of tiny pieces. These two were destined to be together.
Who would you like to see together?