Valentine's Day is a time for telling that special someone just how much they mean to you. Or a time for summoning your best storming temper and muttering angrily about 'commercialism' and 'saps' while you buy yet another meal for one. Either way, there are clearly some couples that aren't actually couples, but really should be, if you see what we mean. So we've used Photoshop to see what some games characters would look like if they just got over themselves and asked each other out.
Kratos loves... Nariko
It's a match made in heaven... which is appropriate really considering she's dead. But if she weren't dead, this would make a whole load of sense. They're both warriors, both like swinging stuff around to kill countless people in one go and Nariko's figure is plainly comparable to a Greek goddess.
Above: Don't worry, Nariko - he always looks like that. He's smiling on the inside
Boo loves... Pinky
You can just see it now: "Pinky and Boo request your company at their wedding ceremony". At least this is a love that really can last forever. Having both died already and managed to manifest as ghosts, there's nothing to stop them drifting together forever, through eternity. And walls.
Above: You can tell Boo likes Pinky. He's being faced but not covering his eyes. Hooray!
Marcus Fenix loves... Cammy
Gears of War's beefy protagonist is about the only person we can imagine who would make lethal-weapon-in-lycra Cammy from Street Fighter feel safer. They could do lovely things together like take strolls through dappled glades, or maybe he could lasso a white horse for her to ride. Just don't mention her psycho crusher of an ex-boyfriend...
Above: "Oh, Marcus, the war looks so beautiful." "Not as beautiful as you"
Dante loves... Bayonetta
Let's face it, Bayonetta wears the trousers in this relationship. But at least Dante could keep her amused for more than a couple of minutes. He's all emo and everything - look, we didn't even have to add in that rose in his mouth, that was there already. What a romantic.
Above: It's nice to stroke girls' hair. Bayonetta's hair, however, likes to stroke you...