16 Fictional Couples Who Should've Ended Up Together, But Didn't

Diply 8 Mar 2018

There's nothing more frustrating then when a TV show or movie give you two characters who are perfect for each other but doesn't have them end up together.

Like, why are you trying to hurt me? What did I do to deserve this pain?

Warning: Spoilers Ahead!

Robin and Barney from How I Met Your Mother


Let's just get this one out of the way.Barney and Robin's random divorce was just one giant slap in the face to every single person who ever liked this show. Ugh, I hated it so much.

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Ian and Mickey from Shameless 

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This relationship was iconic, and it remains one of the most non-stereotypical gay relationships that has ever happened on television. It was truly something special, and the ending felt forced and silly.

Honestly, every other relationship on this show has paled in comparison to Ian and Mickey.

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Joyce and Bob the Brain on Stranger Things


I do love the idea of Joyce getting with Hopper, but I know that they will be bad for each other.A relationship with Bob seemed like a real chance for Joyce to be happy, but that dream was ripped to shreds by a bunch of Demo-Dogs.

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Sun and Mun from Sense8

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I will never forgive Netflix for refusing to renew Sense8 for a third season because now we will never get to see Sun and Mun get together.

Their chemistry is off the charts, and I could literally watch 10,000 hours of them sparring.

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Shawn and Angela from Boy Meets World

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In my mind, these two always end up together. They were just meant to be and understood each other better than anyone else.

However, Girl Meets World had to go and ruin any hope we had left that these two finally figured out they belong together.

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Nate Archibald and Serena van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl 

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I mean, come on — of course, Serena was supposed to end up with Nate! They are an iconic couple.

I get that they did a ton of horrible things to each other, but so did every other couple on this dumpster fire of a show.

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Hawkeye and Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe 

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I guess Marvel figured this relationship was too perfect or something, so they gave Hawkeye a wife and kids and decided Natasha should fall in love with the Hulk.

Also, Natasha isn't a "monster" like the Hulk because she can't have kids. That explanation has always bugged me.

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Lorelai and Christopher in Gilmore Girls 

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If you've ever seen an episode of Gilmore Girls, then you know it's obvious from very early on that Lorelei and Christopher are meant to be.

The writers of this show were just too determined to keep Lorelai in the dating game, but watching her and Chris get together would have been way more interesting.

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Katniss and Gale in The Hunger Games 

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Sorry, Peeta fans, but Gale and Katniss should have been endgame.

I'm just sick and tired of the "dopey boy with a lifelong crush getting the girl" trope. It's boring! Katniss and Gale had a ton more in common, and that's that.

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Vada and Thomas J. in My Girl 

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And now, I'm crying.

Honestly, I'm sorry that I brought this up and reminded you of the Shakespearean tragedy that is My Girl, but if any two people on this list deserve justice, it's them.

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Castiel and Dean from Supernatural 

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I know that Supernatural is still on the air (and probably always will be), but I also know this relationship will never happen.

The Supernatural writers are huge fans of teasing gay relationships and then walking them back. Cas and Dean's relationship is easily the most compelling on the show, but now, it feels like a punchline.

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Neville Longbottom and Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter movies.  

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Ummm, yes!

Neville and Luna are just such great characters, and we would have loved to see them get together. They are a perfect match — both brave, kind, and loyal — and I can easily picture them falling in love.

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Marissa and Ryan from The O.C. 

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Everyone who was born in the '90s remembers exactly where they were when they saw "The Graduates‎," the most life-ruining episode of The O.C. It was super devastating.

Without Marissa, the show sort of fell apart. And don't get me started on Taylor. Ugh.

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Rachel and Joey from Friends 

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Ross is terrible, and Rachel deserved so much better. Ross is often jealous and belittles Rachel, but Joey has always cherished her, and they have so much fun together.

Also, did I mention that Ross is terrible?

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Yara and Daenerys in Game of Thrones 

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These two would have the Seven Kingdoms in the palm of their hands in less than a season.

There was definitely tension between these ladies in the throne room, and as far as we know, they aren't related.

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Lane and David Rygalski from Gilmore Girls 

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Lane deserves so much better than she got. I will never forgive A Year In The Life for doing her so dirty. Obviously, she should have ended up with Dave. This isn't up for debate.

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