Top 5 sci-fi and fantasy couples

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day this week, I wanted to go with my top 5 couples of sci-fi and fantasy.
1. Han Solo and Princess Leia, Star Wars
So yeah, a little predictable, but I’m a sucker for this love-hate relationship. One of my favourite lines from Han Solo:
‘Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money’
2. Princess Buttercup & Westley, The Princess Bride
Westley is pathetically devoted to his long lost love Buttercup, but who could help but fall for his charms when he responds to your every request with: ‘As you wish’.
3. Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo, Game of Thrones
So they had a rocky start with that child-bride arranged marriage to a savage thing, but it didn’t take long for animalistic love to bloom.
4. Arwen and Aragorn, Lord of the Rings
A devastatingly dark and mysterious mortal falls for an immortal Elf. It could have been a little Romeo and Juliet doomed but true love won through in the end.
5. Madmartigan and Sorsha, Willow
Reckless, disgraced and disheveled, Madmartigan becomes smitten by a fairy spell and declares his love for Sorsha, who he hates.
He has no recollection of his love declaration and when questioned cries out in complete disgust and shock: ‘I don’t love her, she kicked me in the face!’
Shame it didn’t work out in real life for this once-were married couple.

So go ahead and celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a movie marathon featuring my favourite couples.
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Kylie Fennell
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