10 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Odd Couples
Mutant (her) & Android (him)
Who: Scarlet Witch and Vision
Yes, we know the obvious odd couple of the X-Universe is Wolverine/Jean Grey (especially with that bloke Cyclops popping up to make such a tempting love triangle), but The Avengers’ Scarlet Witch and Vision’s relationship has spanned more than four decades for goodness’ sake. She’s the daughter of Magneto, mutant royalty practically, and he’s an android – definitely the oddest odd couple, even in a universe populated by mutants.
Any other potential suitors? Vision has flings with Ms Marvel and Mantis while Wanda dallies with Wonder Man.
Star-crossed lovers or happy ever after? Well they got married, but as most spouses know, that’s never a guaranteed happy ever after, although even on that basis Marvel writers got to the point where it felt like they were channelling EastEnders, such was the level of misery heaped upon them. There were all the problems with her repeatedly going mad, him getting rebooted or rebuilt more often than a PC running Windows Vista, and their children turning out to be the kind of troubled teens a BBC Three documentary would baulk at.
Think of the children! They had children, twin boys, Thomas and William. But they turned out to be shards of the soul of the demon Mephisto and were reabsorbed into the demon whence they came, leaving Scarlet Witch crazed (again), this time with grief.