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8 Lesser Known Fictional Couples to Love

Legend of the Seeker. Photo: ABC Studios
Legend of the Seeker. Photo: ABC Studios

Jane and Rochester, Darcy and Elizabeth, Buffy and Angel and even young adult couples like Katniss and Peeta are mentioned often when fictional couples are brought up. Don’t get me wrong, I love these couples, but I feel like there are so many other great fictional couples out there that don’t get the attention they deserve. They have all the passion of a period drama couple or even the appeal of a young adult novel, but can be overlooked. Some of these couples have stolen my heart forever and I will continue to root for them even though their stories may be finished.

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The couples I chose are from books and other forms of media, who may not be as famous as other couples, but are still amazing. Most of them have a love conquers all feel to them as well as a special, enduring quality. Their passion can cause one to swoon with their deep feelings, leaving a lasting impression. A few of these couples have fan bases, but I feel like they could be better known. Or perhaps they are not the number one couple in a series. Most television and book series have more than one couple and also deserve recognition.

A good fictional couple has love, depth, and a healthy respect for each other, which all the couples on the list have. If you haven’t heard of them, consider checking them out.

So, take a look at my  picks for lesser know fictional couples to love. They are in no particular order.

1. Imriel and Sidonie, The Kushiel Legacy Trilogy: The word “always” has never meant so much between two people who fight dark magic and politics to stay together.

Kushiel's Justice

2. Richard Cypher and Kahlan Amnell, The Sword of Truth/Legend of the Seeker series: They overcame darkness and Kahlan’s confessor ability to be together.

Photo: ABC Studios
Photo: ABC Studios

3. Brianna Randall and Roger Wakefield, Outlander Series: The romance of Jamie and Claire take center stage. However, her daugher’s romance is equally passionate and enduring.

Dragonfly in Amber

4. Emily Starr and Frederick Kent, Emily of New Moon Trilogy: The second famous couple of L.M. Montgomery’s world waited on each other, their stars crossing for years, until they could finally be together.

Emily's Quest

5. Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, The Mortal Instruments: This romance has become a fan-favorite over the years. Probably because their love conquered all in the midst of the other Shadowhunters and Downworlders.

City of Lost Souls Book Cover


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6. Madame Vastra and Jenny Flint, Doctor Who: Time, species, and a madman with a box don’t deter these two lovebirds who stole my heart on the show.

Photo: BBC
Photo: BBC

7. Edith Adelon and James Percy, The Inheritance: This lesser known Louisa May Alcott novel features a couple that has all the pure period romance you can hope for. Edith and James are so sweet it hurts.

Photo: CBS
Photo: CBS

8. Eowyn and Faramir, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The couple was not given due justice in the movies. I rooted for them in the books and loved their romance way more than Aragorn and Arwen.

Photo: New Line
Photo: New Line

So, who are some of your favorite fictional couples that aren’t as famous as others?

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By on May 30th, 2015

About Mandi Harris

Mandi Harris is a freelance writer and blogger. If she isn't writing, she has her nose in a book. Books are her ultimate addiction. Her other weaknesses include period dramas, chocolate, and her pets. She is working on her own novels now and hopes to one day get published. You can read her book blog over at thepennedpiper.com.

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7 thoughts on “8 Lesser Known Fictional Couples to Love”

  1. Edith and James are a fabulous couple. Only saw the pilot of “Seeker,” but did love its leading couple too! Fun list, Mandi. 🙂

  2. It has nothing to do with fantasy, but Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson from Elizabeth Peters’ Egyptian historical series are the most entertaining fictional couple I have ever encountered. They start out as rival archaeologists in Victorian Egypt and progress all the way to grandparents throughout the series. The series is full of mystery, adventure, master criminals and cliffhanger endings. Absolutely brilliant:)

  3. I was about to post Eowyn and Faramir, but you actually mentioned them! I’m not much of a girly-girl but every time I watch them in the extended editions I melt. Another good couple is Rose and Dimitri from the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. Forget Twilight! Rose saves the man she loves while being an amazing best friend.


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