Great characters often come in pairs. Adam and Eve. Scarlett and Rhett. Eve and Roarke. Stephanie and Morelli…or Ranger. We’ve identified some typical couples and their characteristics.
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The Odd Couple
Opposites attract and it’s no different for the mismatched team we always seem to cheer for. The Odd Couple is often found in scenes that make one or the other uneasy, creating instant conflict. One is generally neat while the other is messy. Or one is generally quiet while the other is loud and outspoken. Throw them in a crazy situation and look out! Let the fun begin.
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The Soul Mates
No such thing as stars being crossed for this couple…rather, it’s all about the stars aligning and forever connecting their hearts and souls. Whatever sign or special moment that brings them together had already been long ago determined by the stars and destined to become their reality. The Universe has spoken for and blessed this couple, but even this pair can expect a few bumps along the way to their happily ever after. (Lucy and Jack in While You Were Sleeping, Sam and Annie in Sleepless in Seattle, Eve and Roarke from JD Robb’s In Death series, Meryl Streep and Steve Martin in It’s Complicated)
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The Deadly Duo
This pair is doubly devastating, casting a wide swath of destruction in their wake. They’ve teamed up to wreak their havoc and woe to anyone in their way. (Bonnie & Clyde, Shakespeare’s MacBeth and Lady MacBeth, John and Jane Smith in Mr. and Mrs. Smith)
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The Star-crossed Lovers
They’re destined to be together, soul mates. Yet, something always stops them from having their happily ever after. For this pair, love does not conquer all. (Romeo and Juliet, Catherine and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, Buffy and Angel)
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The Hollywood Glamteam
This Hollywood It Couple makes the average couple green with envy. They act like they have it all, but money isn’t everything when it comes to what’s behind closed doors. This team usually has major issues not seen by the public until their dirty little secrets are discovered. They brag about the far-away places they visit and name drop galore. The more toys they have, the better. Be careful what you wish for! (Oliver and Barbara Rose in The War of the Roses)