It is February, the month when people everywhere in America go in a frenzy to buy chocolate and cards and roses to impress the one human they adore. It also means it's time to chat about the rollercoaster of romance in the MCU, where the love stories are more mixed than a bag of Jelly Belly beans - some flavors you adore, and others... you'd rather not taste again.
On one end of the spectrum, we have those power couples we just can't get enough of. Like, come on, who doesn't get a little mushy inside watching Peter Parker and MJ navigate high school drama while dodging supervillains? It's like the sweet spot of superhero romance, blending awkward teenage moments with the thrill of web-slinging across New York. Their chemistry? Off the charts. It's the kind of love story that makes you root for them, no matter how many multiverses try to tear them apart.
Then, there's the other side of the coin - those pairings that make us go, "Huh?" faster than Drax missing a metaphor. Take, for example, the head-scratching romance between Bruce Banner and Natasha Romanoff. It came out of left field like a rogue quinjet, leaving fans puzzled and wondering if they missed a memo. Some MCU romances feel more forced than Loki pretending to be nice, and they either last until one of the characters meets their demise or fizzle out faster than it was ever brought up.
But here's the beauty of the MCU: it's a vast universe filled with all shades of love stories, mirroring the complexities of real-life relationships. For every eyebrow-raising pairing, there's a heartwarming duo that reminds us why we fell in love with these characters in the first place. Whether it's a romance that lasts for only one movie or the epic love story of Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter that spans decades and defies time itself, the MCU has a way of capturing the essence of love in all its forms.
So, with no further ado, let's take a look at 6 couples that left some, if not most MCU fans raising an eyebrow in dislike.