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A version of this article was originally published in October 2013.

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  • Xorn15 - February 12, 2014 10:48 a.m.

    And yet, no mention of Caim and Angelus from Drakengard... I am disappoint.
  • winner2 - February 12, 2014 10 a.m.

    I'd kind of like Leon and Ada to get together honestly. I think it'd be interesting. But it's one of those will they won't they's that you know will never happen because it'd be like superman getting with lois, it would just ruin everything. It's one of those things that I can see someone making fanfic about.
  • hintzke - February 12, 2014 5:41 a.m.

    How did Master Chief and Cortana not make this list? - Or Joker and Edi
  • Rub3z - October 11, 2013 4:58 a.m.

    C'mon, dude. We all SAW the first slide and the picture headlining the article... Sonic and E- NO! NO NO NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!11!!! NON! NEIN! NADA! NEVER! NE! NOT! NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
  • Walo00 - October 9, 2013 1:15 a.m.

    Ahem... About that Peach and Bowser thing, there's actually a canon reference to it... and it seems Bowser has made a lot of progress... http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gLMaCvX7Bg8&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DgLMaCvX7Bg8
  • Verenitz - October 9, 2013 1:14 a.m.

    "She's [Ada] is like a part of me I can't let go."
  • shawksta - October 8, 2013 5:30 p.m.

    Neat list, but i think Otacon + Sniper Wolf is better off
  • polygrafix1 - October 8, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    You forgot my favorite! http://itunes.apple.com/app/myvirtualgirlfriend/id369849199
  • Eightboll812 - October 8, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    Someone pointed it out below, the Bowser/Peach thing doesn't even fit the criteria here. It's not a romance. I see no indication from any game I've played that Peach ever enjoyed being kidnapped or had any romantic interest in Bowser or that there was any implied "relations" whether forced or consensual. It belongs on this list about as much as Donkey Kong or Ghosts and Goblins do, or for that matter any of the other hundred-some-odd games where the story is about a girl kidnapped and you have to go rescue her.
  • taokaka - October 8, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    YAY I love talking about strange videogame relationships because it gives me a chance to talk about blazblue A.K.A everybody loves Ragna. The first fucked up relationship is between Ragna and his brother Jin, whenever Jin hears Ragna's name he turns from normal to "I want to kill my brother....... but not before I make passionate love to him". The next strange relationship is the secret love between Ragna and Rachel, the immortal vampire who forever has the body of a twelve year old. Another wrong relationship is the completely one sided relationship between Ragna and the head over heels in love Noel Vermillion, a clone of Ragna's sister. But wait, Ragna's sister has another clone called mu-13 who is also madly in love with Ragna however the difference is mu-13 would much rather impale both her and Ragna together and have them die bleeding into each other. But enough about Ragna, as another character Litchi (Stereotypical image of beauty) still has the feelings for Arakune (her husband/boyfriend?) who has degenerated into a black, gelatinous, shape shifting thing. However his mind has degenerated as well as he would much rather chase after Ragna than Litchi A.K.A "Boobie lady". Also we left off the final game with Ragna and taokaka (mentally retarded cat thing A.K.A me) making a long journey alone together, so maybe a new screwed up relationship will form.
  • Swedish_Chef - October 8, 2013 8:02 a.m.

    I know Trevor is already on the list and you briefly mentioned this in it but I found of particular note is his relationship with (SPOILERS! SPOILERS!) Mrs Madrazo whose almost instantaneous Stockholm Syndrome is perhaps one of the most hillarious WTF moments of the year in gaming.
  • Sjoeki - February 12, 2014 11:45 a.m.

    Indeed, that song on the radio as you take her back to her husband had me laughing so hard I may have cried a bit.
  • agentkuo - October 8, 2013 7:17 a.m.

    I don't see anything wrong with Sonic and a human. He's an anthropomorphic hedgehog. And there is no Bowser + Peach romance that is cannon, so that shouldn't be on the list.
  • GlitchedQuest - February 12, 2014 7:15 a.m.

    It's not so much the inter-species romance as it is the fact that he's like 20 something and she's like 14. Sonic's a pedo.
  • BladedFalcon - October 8, 2013 7 a.m.

    ...How the heck is the Otacon + Sniper Wolf romance more wrong than Otacon + Emma... y'know...HIS FRIGGING YOUNGER SISTER >_______>
  • Frieza - October 8, 2013 7:02 a.m.

    Incest is wincest!
  • BladedFalcon - October 8, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    ...How come that nowadays, racist, sexist, or rape jokes are frowned upon to the point they are borderline taboo, yet Incest jokes seem to be generally okay with most people?
  • occasionalgoldfish - October 8, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    Probably because of Game of Thrones. :L
  • BladedFalcon - October 8, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    ...Game of Thrones doesn't glorify it however, it pretty much depicts it as a despicable, corrupt action.
  • Eightboll812 - October 8, 2013 8:27 p.m.

    Context. "Racist, sexist, or rape jokes are frowned upon"...because of the Internet and camera phones more than anything. When you make such a joke to an unspecified audience, you are going to offend many people. However, if you have a black friend, you very well might make racist jokes back and forth with that person if you know each other well enough. It's always been that way, since the history of jokes. It's always been about knowing your audience and knowing what they will find humorous or not. The only difference today is that there is no such thing as privacy anymore or a private audience, now that everyone is videoing EVERYTHING and EVERYWHERE. Even if you made a racist joke at a secret KKK meeting, a video would probably show up somewhere revealing your joke. So the point is, since you have to assume everything is public knowledge, there is no longer much of a context with which you can even have a private joke between friends. Is incest funny? You seemed bothered by it, so you kind of disproved your own point in the process of making a point about it. I'd venture to point out there is practically no topic of joke anymore that won't result in someone getting bent out of shape in a comment section/forum.

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