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5. Iron Man and Madame Masque
Before she was a villain, or should I say before she was exclusively a villain, Whitney Frost was an ally and lover of Tony Stark. Having had her face badly damaged prior, she found love in Tony's arms as he found her beautiful regardless of her disfigurement. The two shared an intense and loving relationship for a surprisingly long time before they split up when Whitney felt obligated to her father above all else. For a while, whenever they crossed paths there was still a spark and compassion between the two despite Masque pursuing criminal endeavors. In the modern age their chemistry has gone ignored and Masque has regressed to "just another villain" amongst Iron Mans rogues with little to no reference to the fact the two shared genuine love.
4. Machine Man and Jocasta
Robots loving robots seems like a logical idea. Machine Man met Jocasta at a pretty conveinent point for both of them: he was becoming disillusioned with humans, she was disillusioned with the Avengers (who on last check were mostly humans). They found friendship and love in each other's arms. Their romance was short-lived, ridiculously short-lived in fact, as Ultron soon destroyed Jocasta. Machine Man spent the next few years sulking about his fallen love and pondering while holding her head in a fashion that even Hamlet would find overkill. Jocasta has since returned and the duo had a brief reunion in Marvel Zombies 3 although it seems it wasn't meant to be as Jocasta wound up married to Ultron soon afterwards. Meanwhile, Machine Man got drunk with Howard the Duck.
3. Thor and the Enchantress
Does the Enchantress love Thor? Considering the amount of time and effort she's put into exclusively trying to seduce him, even if it is mostly for nefarious means, I think it's safe to say that she must like a bit more about him than just the power he weilds. When reading Thor, I usually find myself disappointed because every single time I am rooting for the Enchantress to win. The two have pursued a relationship from time to time that was welcomingly just as strong without the aid of the Enchantress' powers. Whether through sorcery or genuine feelings, these two always make for an interesting and passionate couple to read.
2. Ant-Man and Wasp
A couple marred by an unfortunate plot point that was admittedly a mistake since inception. Despite the fact the character's have resolved it several times, another writer will come along and just highlight and focus on the fact that Hank Pym once hit his wife Janet van Dyne. In the simplest way possible, Hank is a dork and Jan is a socialite. It boils down to a typical "opposites attract" mentality, and overlooking the Mark Millar's and Brian Bendis' who wish to remind us Hank Pym is "such a loser", as a couple Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne were surprisingly strong even after the incident. As perfect and natural as the couple have seemed, before and after "Swattergate", it seems this baggage will always stop the two from living happily ever after. Oh, and the fact the Wasp is dead. But I'm sure a writer will have Pym dig up her body to remind us Hank Pym is apparently just a crazy loser...
1. Rusty Collins and Skids
It's funny, the most believable and perfect romance is sometimes the one that isn't subjected to soap opera developments that headlining characters would have to endure. Rusty Collins and Skids were basically two New Mutants who shared a mutual "love at first sight" experience. From the moment they met until Rusty's untimely death at the hands of Holocaust, they were one of the healthiest and most adorable couples to read. They were shy, inexperienced and at the beginning uncomfortable around each other with their powers. They grew together, going from team to team and sharing hardships - the weirdest being brainwashed to be villains for half the 90s - but they always had each other. Rusty never had eyes for anyone else, Skids never fought with Rusty about leaving the toilet seat up. This was actual love. They stuck by each other's side from the moment they met to the moment Rusty died. As one of the few deaths Marvel haven't reversed, it's sad to see Skids continue to live in a world without Rusty by her side.