Sora + Riku (Kingdom Hearts series, PS2/GameBoy Advance)
Who they are: Two best friends who grew up together and later became enemies and then best friends again.
Hold it - before you start complaining about GamesRadar’s overactive gaydar, consider the following evidence for the Sora-Riku connection:
Exhibit 1: Sora talks Riku out of breaking up with him.
Riku: Sora… I can’t…
Sora: Don’t say another word! It’s not over. It’s just not.
Riku: How can you say that? Even if we could go on… look where we are.
Sora: Aw, come on Riku. You’ve been hanging out in Darkness too long. You gotta try and think positive!
Riku: You lead.
Sora: Got it.
Exhibit 2: Numbers don’t lie.
Google "Sora x Riku" and just count how many hits you get (we got 531,000 on the first try). Can that many fangirls be wrong?
If those aren’t enough to convince you, we call special witness Scott Ramsoomair of VG Cats to the stand with the following dramatization:
Why they're the best: What’s more romantic than best friends finding true love when they search for each other?
What they teach us: A real friend still loves you even after you turn evil and try to kill them.