Since V-Day clearly has its darker tendencies, it's not surprising that evildoers themselves are prone to trading affections, just like the good guys. Well... not just like them. These couplings can be as harsh on each other as they are their enemies, and all in the name of romance, no less! So, to celebrate this gloomy side of cupid's arrow, we're counting down eight prominent pairings between champions of wrong. Read up, and happy Valentine's Day, guys and gals. May you at least score some candy out the deal.
8) Destiny and Mystique
7) Absorbing Man and Titania
6) Spike and Drusilla
Imagining a more destructive - and swarmy - pairing than this installment would be difficult. Yeah, together they're jerks, but they're also truly in love, by their own definition anyway. Somewhere between trying to kill Buffy and working to bed her, Spike is a fairly trustworthy match for the quite crazy Drusilla. When tested, Spike's shown his affection in various ways, including nursing her back to health after some unfortunate events in Prague. We assume this was to repay Dru for when she showed him how much she cared, by, um, turning him into a vampire. Cheers.
5) Envy Adams and Todd Ingram
4) Dr. Doom and Morgan Le Fay
3) Baroness and Destro
While Destro's known to sometimes play both sides of a conflict, he's definitely not a clean-cut good guy in the traditional sense, as working with Cobra (even occasionally) tends to exclude you from that company. Meanwhile, things don't get much blacker than the heart of his lady, high-ranking Cobra operative The Baroness. While their love is consistently placed against a backdrop of gritty conflict, they're also not above making out while on assignment. Turns out baddies like to enjoy a little off-the-cuff romance once in a while.
2) Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd
Considering their history, it's hard to believe that these two ever actually became an item. Sure, Rita used a love potion, but it had to be a power play; after all, Zedd did mercilessly punt her into space for her (first) season's-worth of combined failings. But, become a couple they did, continuing the tradition of being outclassed by the MMPR together for the rest of their tenure on the show. Zedd's preposterous theatrics are a good match for Rita's whininess and total lack of accountability, and while Zordon's energy wave may have cleansed them of their evil ways, we'll always have the memories of their cranky love affair to cherish.
1) Joker and Harley Quinn
A testament to the relationship maddeningly derailed, this duo bleeds anarchy, carving out a crazed existence for both those around them and each other. To define insanity is their code, repeating their squabbles in a destructive, and infinite, loop. Despite the fact that they're unquestionably better off without each other, Harley can't help missing her favorite clown when not by his side, while Joker is a mess when he can't use his former psychiatrist as an emotional (and sometimes physical) punching bag. If you drop all of that though, you've got the perfect couple! Ain't love grand?
Tags: Batman, G.I. Joe, Love, Marvel, Power Rangers, Scott Pilgrim, Valentine's Day, Villains, X-Men