6 couples that should be a thing in the MCU

Let's take a look at 6 pairings we all wish were legit couples in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, shall we?

(L-R): Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in Marvel Studios' LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) in Marvel Studios' LOKI, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /
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4. Bruce Banner (Hulk) and Betty Ross

Bruce Banner, a genius scientist with a penchant for turning into a giant green rage monster, and Betty Ross, the calm, intelligent daughter of a military man who has known and loved Bruce before he became the Hulk, are actually a couple in the world of Marvel comics. Now, why should these two be an item in the MCU? For starters, it's like mixing peanut butter with jelly - a combination that seems a bit odd at first glance but ends up being incredibly sweet and satisfying, and it could bring their romance back from turning unhealthy in the comics.

Betty has the unique ability to calm the storm within Bruce, making her the perfect antidote to his Hulk-sized temper tantrums. Their relationship is the classic tale of beauty and the beast but with a modern twist. Where else do you get the drama of a couple dealing with everyday relationship issues while also navigating the complexities of one partner occasionally turning into an enormous green superhero?

Imagine Bruce who, much like myself, is always on edge, trying to keep his cool so he doesn't Hulk out at the supermarket because they ran out of his favorite brand of ice cream. Very fair. Enter Betty, the beacon of tranquility, who not only brings him his backup favorite ice cream but does so with a smile that could stop the incoming Hulk in his tracks. Their relationship adds a layer of humanity to the Hulk, showing us that behind every green giant is a man who just wants to live a normal life and love. Betty understands the man behind the monster, proving that love really does conquer all, even when "all" includes a tendency to smash things when angry.

Their love story could be the somewhat relatable, heartwarming, occasionally explosive, emotional ride the MCU needs, mixing action with the universal theme of finding someone who accepts you - green skin and all.