Top 10 Worst Fictional Canon Couples

Canon is when it is what the author actually wrote (as in not fan-made/what actually happened). So what is the worst couple you believe was made real?
The Top Ten
1 Sasuke & Sakura (Naruto)

No pairing is good when sakura is involved. Her personality is insufferable and she has no redeeming qualities about her. She will treat everyone around her horribly but everyone should be obssessed with her because she thinks she's all that. The only reason anyone can like her is her apparent good looks, Which I never got she seems pretty ugly to me, I heard the author tried hard to draw her beautiful so people would like her and she would become more relevant since she had no sustaining bond with any of her friends and teammates. At no point does Sasuke seem interested in her yet she is continuously pushing her confessions down his throat even be doesn't understand why she likes him. then he just gives up and throws her a bone then ditches his family immediately...

This was always one sided and in a very awkward way. They never had anything in common. Even after Sasuke went rogue, Sakura was still irrationally infatuated with him. Sakura also never fully appreciated what a great guy Naruto was and all of the sacrifices he made on her behalf. (Not that I support NaruSaku, because I very much don't) I have so many problems with the fact that this became canon. It's almost like Sakura's weird stalking was finally rewarded.

Sasuke never wanted to love anyone he just wanted peace of mind. Sakura could have had a great romance with Lee. She bought him flowers in the hospital and is always so happy with Lee but she acted crazy obsessed with Sasuke, I don't call that love. in offical interviews it was even called an addiction by the writer.
Can you compare 12 year old fangirl obssession to love? No.
To be in a relationship with someone the first step is to understand them be their friend. As quoted by Sakura she does not understand or know anything about sasuke. She just finds him cool and despite having parents and friends she would be a traitor for a boy she doesn't even know. Sasuke only sees sakura as a teammate, that happened because of her pure luck too. According to Karin she chased down sasuke to marry him. If the gender was reversed think about how much worse this couple would be to people. Now they are miserable after marriage.

This honestly gave me so much anxiety. Sakura is, and will forever be, my least favorite character in all anime history. She is disposable, selfish, never cared about the fact that Naruto was waiting for her all this time and chase after someone just to give him more trouble. One of my most favorite moments in the whole series is when Naruto outright rejects Sakura in the end.

2 Severus Snape & Lily Evans (Harry Potter)

Use to love this ship but after re-reading the books I found it creepy. I mean, Lily was married and had a kid but Snape was still going for her. Also if Snape truly loved Lily he would not abuse Harry and see he has parts of Lily not just James. And their fans would always talk about how Lily and James were unbelievably but they tend to forget how Snape literally joined a cult of people who hated people like her on his own accord. It is a cliche plot where the popular, smart girl ends up with the unpopular, nerdy kid but instead she ended up with James the bully who changed.

"He loved her his entire, sad, lonely life! " Which isn't cute, sweet, or romantic-- it's creepy! And no they did not "truly care about each other", he was willing to let both James AND Harry die so she'd be "available" again and only "died protecting her son" out of sudden years too late remorse. Not to mention he made a "sad, lonely life" out of obsessing over her instead of may be doing something else with that life. So no, those who don't think this is such a cute, great, wonderful couple aren't "MONSTERS".

Nobody's a monster for not seeing a guy so obsessed over a girl he was willing to let her husband and baby die so he could theoretically have her, not to mention destroying property not his (the ripped family photo) and hating the now-teenage son simply because the son resembled the husband. Oh yeah, also nobody's a monster for not seeing the guy wanting to see his dead crush's eyes (by way of that being the one trait the son inherited) as he died as sweet, touching, redeeming of everything.

Snape wanted James and Harry safe once he got to Dumbledore. What was he supposed to say? Snape: my lord please keep your main target and the man I hate alive please LV: Will do even my main goals are to kill people. Guess what Harry forgave Snape after tearing up the photo and hating him. There is nothing wrong with him looking into Harry's eyes he didn't force him. Yeah hate on someone for being human, having flaws and saving the wizarding world

3 Edward & Bella (Twilight)

Why is Harry x Ginny on the list? Sure the romance between Harry and Ginny isn't really as well-developed as Ron and Hermione but still done well. I quite enjoy Harry and Ginny's romance in the sixth book. Ginny herself isn't so bad, she is nit really as brilliant as Hermione bug her character is still done well. Although I would like Harry x Ginny pairing more if Mrs. Rowling could be more devoted to develop Ginny's character and her relationship with Harry gradually prior to the sixth book (and to some extend the fifth book) because just like most people, I feel their relationship development is a
little rushed. Still, Harry x Ginny is a well-done pairing, in the spite of the imperfection.

Edward x Bella on the hand, is not really a good pairing. I can see a lot people hate Edward x Bella pairing, their relationship doesn't make sense and irritating. Bella is too dependant on Edward and Edward is too possessive over Bella.

How the hell is this only #9? For crap's sake, "Still a better love story than Twilight" is a common phase now! The worst romance ever, which sets a terrible standard for all readers, glorifies abuse and provides absolutely no real connection between the inanimate twits that pass for characters. No one should be voting for anything from Harry Potter or Avatar as being worse than Bella and Edward unless they've never read Twilight.

I can never take my friend seriously when she yacks about how "Bedward" is her One True Pairing. Twilight is a series about a love triangle between a girl, a hundred year old guy, and a dog.
(And, looking through the Wikipedia article, this shows many, many signs of abuse...
Perhaps this proves my theory that Twilight is just a series to show how blind girls are when they're in an abusive relationship! )

God, I can't decide what's worse: Sasuke and Sakura, Ash and Serena, or Bella and Edward. At least the first two ships aren't abusive and/or pedophilia.

4 Remus Lupin & Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)

I kind of hoped that with the new book/play that this relationship would now have some valid reason for happening, that the kid everyone loves and defends so much actually had a significant purpose besides Harry claiming he'd be so much a better godfather than his own. Nope, had just as much purpose in "Cursed Child" as in the series proper I.e. none whatsoever. Tell me again why I should love this pairing and that baby.

Out of nowhere, no real point to it (no, there was no real reason for them to have a baby either since the offspring didn't DO anything and the "Harry's godson" factor wasn't played up that much), what had been an awesome strong female was reduced to a weepy schoolgirl with a sudden insatiable crush, and clearly the other half's heart wasn't in it.

How anyone convinced that this was anything resembling "true love"? And no, I am not going to even kind of "support" this pairing because of the child.

Pointless. It contributed nothing to the actual story and it just added drama to a character that didn't need it.

5 Spencer & Maeve (Criminal Minds)

I really hate how this pairing effected Reid as a character. Not just her death, the fact that she was just him with different body parts.

If this had been fanfiction, the very people defending "Reid's one true love" would've criticized her mercilessly for being such a Mary Sue. Also it would've ended with a lavish wedding and her having a perfect baby girl if not twins or quadruplets rather than her being killed off, but that's neither here nor there.

What even was the purpose of this? Reid can ONLY find true love with a clone of himself? Can only find true love with someone he literally can't even see? What a waste of half a season, and I'd be saying that even if she survived!

They were way too alike and that whole "can't see each other must talk on payphones" thing was worse than anything a hormonal teenage girl may have written.

6 Craig & Tweek (South Park)

No, no and no. Tweek and Craig were out of characters in Tweek x Craig. Also, Put it Down has seriously exaggerated their relationship, which make them cliche. Stan and Wendy never acted like that when they were together, and honestly, that wasn't that bad, because that would also be a cliche couple if they were like that.

I just don't see any potential in this ship. It's just two boys forced to be together by these annoying draws. Plus, even if we have to collect them in the game, I even saw in a video Craig can be charmed by a raisin girl... So he is NOT gay!

I may ship Creek, and I may of been a bit offended when I saw this on the list. But to be honest, their relationship was very forced in the episode Tweek x Craig. It is VERY overrated in the South Park fandom.

Tweek x Craig: Forced couple.
Put it Down: Cliche couple.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole: Stereotypical couple! (Watched a video on youtube. And of course, Mackey became PC here.)

I really hate HOW Trey and Matt keep insisting on this couple. They still don't get it there is TOO-MANY-PEOPLES who hate this couple! They keep making this couple worse if they abuse it!

7 Ted & Robin (How I Met Your Mother)

This has to be one of the worst T.V. moments of the decade. For a show like How I Met Your Mother which was able to distinguish itself from other sitcoms so well it fells so uncharacteristical of it to do such a clichéd ending, let alone how it ignores all their character development (not just for them, but for Barney, which is honestley a tragedy) and how they've moved on from being lovers to be strong characters on their own. I feel the writers should have really waited to see how the series would develop before planning such an ending that may have worked in earlier season but after 9 seasons of change just doesn't work

Ted belongs to Tracy. Robin and Ted are just the back up to each other, also they dated and realized they aren't compatible, why the hell after years of being friends and not wanting each other they would marry? Just because Ted found her hot? For sure they will divorce soon

The show is HOW I MET your mother. A show about subverting tropes an they make Robin end with Ted? Come on...

It's so sad that they ended together after they tried to descontruct the cliche stereotypes in this series. This T.V. show could be great but the finale messed everything

8 Derek & Savannah (Criminal Minds)

Not only did they foist an ill-developed baby mama on him so "he could be written out in a non-tragic way", said baby mama had to be a black woman, which has very racist implications. Nevermind that Derek himself had a white mother (as did Shemar Moore in real life).

"You don't have to worry since Derek left the show" Unfortunately this stupid pairing (which of course had to "conveniently" produce a BABY- am I seriously the only person who doesn't suddenly love and a support a pairing just because they produce "cute little" babies? ) is WHY Derek left show.

Every one of their scenes together reeked of a Tyler Perry movie or show. Not appropriate for "Criminal Minds" which is supposed to be about catching serial killers.

And no the baby didn't and will never make me love this pairing or that woman.

9 Harry & Ginny (Harry Potter)

I'm so glad people agree with me on this. Hinny is JKR's worst written ship. At least the concept for Remus/Tonks and Ron/Hermione had a basis (even though I wasn't a fan of how those ships were written either, mind you) but H/G literally came out of nowhere. Ginny is a Mary Sue. Too bad JKR didn't pursue Harry/Luna (they have a great connection that actually isn't superficial and they can bond over similar experiences and comfort each other), but to be honest maybe it's a good think since Rowling can't write romance well at all

Pretty much every major pairing in the Harry Potter franchise was done poorly. Ginny had a one sided crush on Harry for years and then somehow Harry just magically started liking her for seemingly no reason. If I was in the Harry Potter world, I'd accuse Ginny of using love potion to be honest.

Harry just randomly started liking her and fantasizing about her and they didn't really show how it would be a good relationship.

Ginny's just an obsessive fangirl. I mean, she crushed on Harry even before they met. This is more like a schoolgirl crush thing, sorta like Cho.

10 Ichigo & Orihime (Bleach)

I dunno, I just don't see the relationship properly developed at all. They have their moments, but it was always butchered by something else (mostly, by Ichigo who usually looks at something more important). Guess I'm not used to the Hero's significant other not being so significant after all.

This couple is just like NaruHina at this point. Although, they had more memories than their Naruto counterparts. But some people didn't want this couple as canon. IchiRiku would have been canon if it wasn't for the ending. Way to go, Kubo. You and Kishimoto might as well be best friends for messed up y'all respective mangas with terrible endings.

What's the good thing about this canon?

A milf getting the dick she thirsted for years?

A guy who never showed interest in bitches ends paired with one? This is the worst canon manga couple in the history of manga.

Ichigo was meant to stay with Rukia, but Kubo wiped his hairy ass with all those poems, panels and arcs devoted to Ichigo and Rukia. He made Ichigo to marry a hoe he never loved.

Good job, Kubo. You're another chauvinist in the world.

Would've been fine if there was more build up from Ichigo's side but it came completely out of nowhere. Both sacrificed their dreams to settle down for no reason

The Contenders
11 Tony DiNozzo & Ziva David (NCIS)

I actually liked this one. She was snarky and mean to him at times. He was snarky and mean to her at times. They had definite chemistry and there was a feeling that they cared for each other as co-workers and as friends (and as more). At certain points there was a lot of sexual tension too. Strong ship, good ship, Gibbs built it

I just don't like how it ended, especially how it was used to write Cote de Pablo and later Michael Weatherly out of the show.

I love this one

12 Ana & Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey)

It should be placed in 3th after Twilight just because it's a fanfiction based on it. Sometimes I even think that Bella and Edward is better because he is a vampire and Bella is a dumbass teenager, which is creepy but justify why they act so idiotic. But Anna and Christian are supposed to be adults and act really toxic towards each other. Also it's so unbelievable.

I think this couple should be higher just because of the abuse! There is nothing sexy about this. The Dom on "Lost in Adaptation" perfectly stated why these two are horrible together and I agree %110. At least with Edward and Bella they were on common ground (sorta).

I hate this movie & I hate Ana & Christian as characters. She's so stupid & a huge desperate slut. She just let this guy use her for the majority of the show, then throws a huge fit & finally completely leaves him when he finally does what she wanted him to do! Dumb, whinny, & so boring! Christian is so delusional seeing something 'special' in her. She's just a desperate boring girl. And mr. Gary Stu is no better. He's rich & has girls drooling all over him! And besides he's into BDSM there is nothing interesting about him. He is bland and has no personality besides maybe hotheaded. He's 'mr. Mysterious' like that hasn't been done before. Awful movie, as bad as twilight bet the book is just as 'good'

Well, this story was once a fanfiction of Twilight just written in a way more amateur style. This explain how bad this pairing is. The only difference is that Christian is not a vampire to back up his creepy behavior, and Anna is not a high school student, she is just stupid.

13 Mako & Korra (Legend of Korra)

Since LoK was supposed to be 1 season I'm counting this, and it was canon at one point so...

Anyways, they started out consistently fighting, not saying much to each other. Than SUDDENLY Mako goes ape over Korra when she was kidnapped when he was PERFECTLY calm when HIS ONLY BROTHER gets kidnapped. Afterwords they're all lovey-dovey.

The show sucked anyway. Other than poor character development and bad-written romance for more than half of the series,it ruined already cool characters(example:Mako)he looked so promising in the first season but he was an as ass in season 2&3 and a matchmaker in season 4. The only redeeming element of the show for me was the ending. Korrasami was much better-handled than that abusive Makorra.

I think they were even worse in Season 2.

Luckily, it was only endgame for S1.

14 Ash & Serena (Pokemon)

According to boreshippers 'this is canon', & say this should b #1! Serena was manipulative towards ash & sexually assaulted him & ash mostly ignores her & doesn't care about her wants or needs and treats her like (used her as a coat hanger). Serena is as dependent on ash like Bella Swan is because now her other goal is to 'make ash happy' & can only muster any courage for herself is 'think what ash said! ' Serena also is extremely sue like like the Kalos queen goal she got all the ryhorn to her because they where attracted to her (YUCK). Also throughout the series she sucked at battling but then magically she was good when she battled ash. Her Pokemon evolve & get moves with little to no effort. & people now somehow believe Serena 'won' ash by sexually assaulting him when they barely talked or did things together with just them or had any deep special moments together. Worst 'canon' ever

Well, as canon as Ash anime can go. Though Serena is incredibly annoying, shallow and selfish, she goes to her travel just because she likes a guy she met years ago. I don't know why this pairing was so popular, it seems people was just tired of Ash being a virgin but they could had written a better love interest

Ash and Serena is not canon. Stop considering only the female's feelings. She may have kissed him, he was clearly uncomfortable and didn't kiss back and only went "bye bye friend! ". This couple sucks indeed, but it has nothing to do in a "worst fictional CANON couples", since it's not canon.

Why they decided to make an annoying bratty the love interest of Ash? Also why they write all girls in the anime as being extremely annoying when they are completely fine in the games?

15 Lily & James (Harry Potter)

Lily Evans was a gold digger, generic popular girl that falls for the bully jock type, playing hard to get, faking she was not interested on James all this time. And probably they married because she was pregnant, considering that their wedding and Harry's birth happened when they were both..18, 19?

Not saying that it wasn't love or anything, but they aren't a so relatable couple. At least they werent evil people and fought on the right side.

I can't see a romance like this working realistically. A divorce would happen or they would be unhappy forever. James was a bully pampered rich guy and Lily was perfectionist and hypocrite popular girl. The pairing is better than Snape x Lily but it's still bad.

Lily felt in love with a guy that bullied her best friend for years. I know Snape was creepy and the end of their friendship was deserved but it says a lot about Lily's character. There's nothing likeable about this couple. Harry just idolized his parents, but they weren't perfect

They are a LOT better than Snape x Lily, but even then I wish there was more explanation as to why Lily eventually fell for him. I hope Rowling writes a Marauders spin off that develops their relationship.

16 Kazuma & Ayano (Kaze no Stigma)

Agh Ayano for the MAJORITY of the anime complains about him, whines, is useless, and just complains. Why would Kazuma want to be with her? Later on they just forced the idea that 'they r perfect 4 each other! 1! ' for no reason, when Kazuma showed little to no interest in her and Ayano was just a whinny brat around him.

17 Vegeta & Bulma (Dragon Ball Z)

There really was no development with them. After they heard from Goku trunks was their child, bam! Not too long later, they are a couple without any explanation... Well, DBZ was always about the action anyways.

As with Goku and Chi Chi, it's a wonder they ever managed to conceive one child (Trunks) let alone two (Bra).

18 Star & Marco (Star vs the Forces of Evil)

To be clear, they are not canon, Or if they are, I would hate it.

They will be canon. Get over it.

How is this even on here?

19 Wave & Kurome (Akame Ga Kill)

Another ship that is truly the worst, also.

Weak couple that shouldn't happened!

A couple of freaks.

Ugly couple ever!

20 Bruce Banner & Natasha Romanoff (Marvel's The Avengers)

No chemistry whatsoever between the two. They were an unneeded pairing in AoU and romance could be written out easily.

Came out of nowhere and was really weird. It just should have never happened.

Thank God for Nat's infertility (despite ScarJo's IRL pregnancy at the time "Age of Ultron" was filming)! No cute widdle babbee we're all supposed to fawn over resulted from this dreck.

I think I'm the only one who didn't mind this couple.

21 Ace & Mira (Bakugan)

It's hard to see them as the other cutest couple ever all because of their constant fighting. This couple's worse than not only just Dan and Runo but Ash and Misty too.

Double date between Dan and Runo and Ace and Mira can be one of the most all time worst nightmares ever so far.

They not only just remind me a lot of Dan and Runo but they also remind me a lot of Ash and Misty too.

This other couple's also hard to like too all because they remind me a lot of Dan and Runo.

22 Tatsumi & Mine (Akame Ga Kill)

100 reasons why this couple shouldn't be canon at all in Akame Ga Kill.

Worst couple that is both forced and ended in 2018!

The worst ship in Akame Ga Kill.

23 Inuyasha & Kagome (Inuyasha)

It's never ever even fair that Inuyasha and Kagome just had to be the only ones who can have the power to travel and pass through the well at all. Come on, anybody else also deserves to be able to have powers to pass and travel through the well too besides only just Inuyasha and Kagome, don't they? Yup. It would've been fairer and better if anybody else also deserves to be able to travel and pass through the well too besides only just Inuyasha and Kagome anyway.

I dislike this couple because of the love hate relationship between these/those two so I rather like Inuyasha and Kikyo mostly all because Kikyo is Inuyasha's first love interest. Everybody's on Kagome's side every time and every other time those two bicker like this/that. It's not fair. Love hate relationships are insufferable.

It wouldn't be so bad if Kagome hadn't been so abusive towards him with her sit commands she uses against him, I feel sorry for him because he has to be her punching bag whenever she gets angry at him, there are better ways to channel your anger than using it against a guy you like.

I rather like Inuyasha and Kikyo mostly all because Kikyo is Inuyasha's first love interest. Everybody's on Kagome's side every time and every other time those two bicker like this/that. Love hate relationships are insufferable.

24 Chrom & Sumia (Fire Emblem Awakening)

Granted this is actually only one of five potential canon pairings involving Chrom since who he marries is determined by which of the bachelorettes fights alongside him most in the game as dictated by the player, but the intro only shows this possible outcome so it counts. As for why it's bad, during the game itself it comes off as very forced and Sumina's clumsiness is not endearing, in fact one of her other potential husbands if Chrom marries someone else ridicules her mercilessly for it.

They are not canon. Chrom and Sumia have other love interests that are equally canon. But yeah, they are bad. They have the worst conversations with each other revolving around pies and reducing Sumia into a helpless damsel in a dumb housewife archetype. She has best romance with any of the other guys, especially Robin and Frederick. Same from Chrom who is much better with Olivia, Sully or Robin.

Who put Chrom/Robin on here? THIS is the canon pairing for Chrom! No, not defending it; just pointing out that while the game does actually give you a choice for Chrom's wife/Lucina's mother, it's PAINFULLY obvious (the intro, the cutscene with them on the pegasus, that these specific characters are used for the paid-up tutorial) they want it to be Sumia.

No matter what some lunatics say, it's not canon. And it's a bad ship full of sexist tropes. Why should anyone care for this pairing? It makes otherwise nice characters like Sumia and Chrom look bad and not even the developers care for it.

25 Ross & Rachel (Friends)

As someone who wasn't around when Friends started and have only just got into it, I can look at this with no nostalgia and say how screwed up their relationship is. While Rachel is a nice (just a little spoilt), Ross is an egotistical a-hole who's often considered the worst part of Friends, their romantic relationship is possessive and (in a way) toxic. They honestly work so much better together when they hate each other,such as the infamous "we were on a break" situation (which, by the way, is a prime example of why Ross sucks). I feel like the writers only did this because they had to, they promised this couple in the first episode, whicj restricted writing possibilties...

When I was younger I loved this. Now I realize Ross is just an Entitled Nice Guy Jerk and his relationship with Rachel is very dysfunctional and unhealthy. Rachel should've gone to Paris.

Of course, they are cute together and I do enjoy them as a couple. But the problem is, their relationship isn't all that.. Well.. Stable.

I used to love them, I really did. But now, seriously though, they broke up waay too many times and for good reasons. Wish they did something else in the finale.

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