Top 10 Teen Couples in Animated Shows
Top 10 Teen Couples in Animated Shows

Top 10 Teen Couples in Animated Shows

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These teen couples in animated shows prove that love comes in many forms, as well as art forms.

They’re young, animated, and in love. Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Teen Couples in Animated Shows.

For this list, we’re looking at TV animation's best teen couples. The focus will be on western cartoons and official couples, so anime and ships will not be considered. As most of these couples are endgame material, be aware that spoilers will be included.

#10: Claire Nuñez & James ‘Jim’ Lake Jr.
“Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia” (2016-18)

The life of a Trollhunter is anything but simple, especially when said hunter is also freaking out over kissing his crush in a high school production of "Romeo & Juliet." Be it Jim's responsibilities as a troll hunter or Claire's time as Morgana's fleshbag, these two have to work extra hard to be together. Injecting a degree of normalcy amid all the chaos that defines this universe, Jim and Claire share a pleasant rapport that comes across as comfortable and cozy. Jim and Claire are just one of those couples who cannot help but be adorable regardless of the situation.

#9: Zoey & Mike
“Total Drama” (2007-14)

Love is difficult enough without throwing a sadistic reality show host and multiple personalities into the mix. “Total Drama’s” couples tend to burn bright and quick, but Mike and Zoey are an exception. Introduced in “Revenge of the Island,” these contestants instantly hit it off and make for a cute pairing while nailing the feeling of teenagers falling in love for the first time. The couple is tested time and time again by Chris McLean's high-stakes games and Mike’s alternate personalities, which only make the moment these two finally overcome the odds all that more satisfying.

#8: Rayla & Callum
“The Dragon Prince (2018-)

Originally drawn together out of necessity and duty, the human prince Callum and the elf assassin Rayla overcome a millennium of racial tension and the brink of all-out war en route to forming an enduring bond. Putting aside some initial mistrust, Callum and Rayla grow closer throughout their adventures in Xadia, as they learn more about each other and their respective cultures. After dropping hints in its sophomore year, "The Dragon Prince" uses Season 3 to explore Callum and Rayla as a romantic option, with the pairing more than living up to the build-up.

#7: Daphne Blake & Fred Jones
“Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated” (2010-13)

After multiple decades of subtext, Daphne and Fred became a proper couple in a “Scooby-Doo” series in 2010. Opting for a mix of stand-alone episodes and serialized storytelling, “Mystery Incorporated” does a wonderful job of balancing humor, suspense, and character development, with Fred and Daphne’s relationship serving as the perfect example. Fred’s obliviousness to his own and Daphne's feelings serves as a constant source of comedy, but the show pays off their romantic tension in a big way. Heartbreak, drama, and a few momentous confessions; Daphne and Fred were truly worth the wait, even if no couple could possibly hold a candle to Scooby and Shaggy's chemistry.

#6: Candace Flynn & Jeremy Johnson
“Phineas and Ferb” (2007-15)

A thin line separates obsession and love. When not trying to catch Phineas and Ferb being Phineas and Ferb, Candace is either thinking about, dreaming of, or eavesdropping on Jeremy, a rather quiet boy who also happens to feel the same way about Candace. Putting aside some light stalking, Candace and Jeremy are beyond sweet together, with their conflicting personalities bringing out the best in each other. As “Phineas and Ferb” establishes these two as a couple quite early on, Candace and Jeremy mostly grow through their relationship rather than in pursuit of one. While heightened for comedic purposes, Candace and Jeremy’s romance is surprisingly grounded.

#5: Samantha ‘Sam’ Manson & Danny Fenton
“Danny Phantom” (2004-07)

Cliche as it may be to see two close friends go down the dating route, these couples tend to be especially memorable as both characters are primarily explored as individuals rather than simply love interests. Whether inadvertently creating superheroes, protecting from ghosts, or trying to change Casper High School for the better; Danny and Sam’s destinies are intertwined. While these teenagers are not made an official couple until “Danny Phantom’s” final episode, by that point, Danny and Sam know each other inside out, with the two proving time and time again the lengths they’re willing to go to for each other.

#4: Star Butterfly & Marco Diaz
“Star vs. the Forces of Evil” (2015-19)

Embodying the adage that "opposites attract," the safe Marco and the magical Star waste little time in becoming best friends. Star pushes Marco to take risks, adding an element of danger to the teenager's life; meanwhile, Marco helps to ensure Star doesn't get in over-her-head too frequently. Even before becoming a romantic couple, Star and Marco are inseparable, as the teenagers grow and develop through their adventures and relationship. Star and Marco cherish each other so much, one of the reasons they take so long to start dating is out of fear that such a step would hurt their friendship.

#3: Katara & Aang
“Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2005-08)

With Team Avatar spending every waking moment trying not to be killed by the Fire Nation, Aang and Katara have more pressing matters to worry about than love. Or, that should be the case, but the heart wants what the heart wants. While Aang falls quickly for the waterbender, Katara only officially reciprocates the Avatar’s interest in the final episode, although Nickelodeon does throw out the occasional dance as a teaser of things to come. Compared to Sokka and Suki’s more obvious attraction, Katara and Aang played the long game, as the teenagers bided their time until the dawn of an age that welcomed rather than destroyed love.

#2: Starfire & Robin
“Teen Titans” (2003-06)

One hails from an alien planet with widely different customs to Earth, while the other was mentored by Batman; suffice to say, Starfire and Robin have a hell of a time coming to grips with their emotions. An impromptu wedding or crash-landing on an alien planet is usually required for either of these teens to confront their feelings for one another, although these moments tend to be pretty special. "Trouble in Tokyo" finally made Starfire and Robin into an item, bringing closure to a storyline that saw two strangers become the closest of friends and eventually the most heroic of couples.

#1: Kimberly Ann ‘Kim’ Possible & Ronald ‘Ron’ Stoppable
“Kim Possible” (2002-07)

Kim and Ron are polar opposites, in the sense that they perfectly complement each other. For three seasons, these childhood friends repeatedly save the world, share many-a-meal at Bueno Nacho, and express their love and appreciation for each other before romance even comes into the picture. Once “So the Drama” made this pairing official, something incredible happened - “Kim Possible” came back for a final season and genuinely explored these two as a couple. Whether as a brave and heroic team, the most loyal of friends, or the coolest of couples, Kim and Ron are meant to be.

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