Breaking Heads and Winning Hearts
Despite wading through endless amounts of bloodshed and horror, these on-screen couples have proven time and time again that love can indeed bloom on a battlefield. Their romances are endearing no how you slice it. They just so happen to also have a talent for destroying their enemies with equal intensity.
#5: Ragnar Lodbrok & Lagertha
Ragnar Lothbrok and his wife Lagertha are two battled hardened Viking warriors simultaneously attempting to raise a family and a kingdom together. They raid and pillage their enemies and rule their subjects with open hearts and iron fists. Set in a time of great upheaval“Vikings”, is packed with fantastic action sequences and non-stop drama, with Ragnar and Lagertha participating in both. When he dies, she’s the one to avenge his death and take over as ruler. Unfortunately, this TV couple is no longer together, but the feats of badassery they accomplished in the first four seasons will never be forgotten!
#4: Jessica Jones & Luke Cage
“Jessica Jones” (2015-)
When super strong superheroes hook up, the results are never good for bad guys; and in this particular instance, bed frames. Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are two New York-based individuals with extraordinary abilities who both happen to be running from their dark pasts. They temporarily team up to fight crime, but usually just drink together and discuss all the ways their lives have gone to hell. He’s bulletproof and she drinks her sorrows every day‚ what could possibly go wrong? Seriously, though, these two are as badass as they come, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that they join forces again soon.
#3: Daenerys Targaryen & Khal Drogo
“Game of Thrones” (2011-)
What a king and queen these two would have made! “Game of Thrones” has provided viewers with no shortage of iconic pairings, from Jon Snow and Ygritte to Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand. However, if we were to focus on one, it would have to be Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo. It’s no secret that these two got off to a bit of a rocky start, what with the whole forced marriage thing. But Daenerys quickly earned her husband’s respect and by the end of Season 1 they were well on their way to taking back the Iron Throne together. The strength that these two characters demonstrated in a single season was more than most TV couples share in an entire series!
#2: Buffy Summers & Angel
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003)
Vampire slayers and vampires typically don’t get along, which makes this iconic TV pairing all the more unique! Buffy and Angel were the definition of “opposites attract,” but somehow found a way to make it work. For the better part of three seasons, they used their abilities to fight all kinds of different evils. In the end, Buffy and Angel just couldn’t make it work and he left to fight the good fight in Los Angeles. This would pave the way for another badass TV pairing in Buffy and Spike, with the latter once again being a vampire who at one point tried to kill her! She clearly has a type.
#1: Rick Grimes & Michonne
“The Walking Dead” (2010-)
Being a badass is pretty much a prerequisite in order to survive a zombie apocalypse and unless Daryl Dixon and Negan ever hook up, Rick and Michonne are the most badass couple “The Walking Dead” has to offer. After spending way too much time grieving for his wife, who let’s face it was a total dud, Rick finally allows himself to find happiness with Michonne, a katana-wielding, walker-killing badass of the highest degree. Together they lead a group of survivors through the darkness of their new world, which is plagued equally by flesh-eating monsters and deranged humans. Richonne, we salute you!
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