Most Overrated Fictional Couples


The Top Ten

1 Harry and Hermione (Harry Potter) Harry and Hermione (Harry Potter)

I thought they'd get together when I first saw Sorcerer's Stone (this was before all the books came out mind you) but I never 'shipped' them. I just thought they would happen because he was main boy and she was the main girl. I'm glad JKR chose a different route, but the movies really ruined people's perception of their relationship. They should never have been a thing. The movies gave them way too many moments. I blame the writers (plus Dan and Emma had some chemistry and that's not really their fault but I digress)

Man, I'd rather like the idea of Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny nothing more than only just friends and that's it. Them as couples are more like siblings ever since both Harry and Hermione are equally sibling-less while Ron and Ginny are siblings.

They weren't even canon, but their fans suck. They were never even attracted to each other. I can understand why people ship them a little in the movies (to some extent) but in the book? Come on. Dan and Emma have chemistry but book! Harry and book! Hermione have nothing at all.

I will never understand why people shipped this pairing, at least in the last books. It was so obvious they saw each other as just close friends, and that Hermione had romantic feelings for Ron since the fourth book

2 Edward Cullen & Bella Swan (Twilight Saga) Edward Cullen & Bella Swan (Twilight Saga)

Twilight hate is irrelevant.
The books are finished.

A romance told entirely through akward, long stares

Terrible couple. - Goku02

As dbz fan this is my relationship goal

3 Zuko and Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender) Zuko and Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Makorra in the sequel series seemed to be the creators' way of "making up" for Kataang, and that didn't work either (and thankfully the creators came to their senses).

Four words: How I Became Yours

I see the huge amount of fans that still ship this pairing, and that they even really thought that it was going to be canon (how on earth could they have come to think this? ) and I'm astonished, and, again, I'm amazed at the self-deception of fans.

They hardly had any interaction until the last season and even so their fanbase shipped them since the start of the series.
It's a couple mostly based on the look of the characters. They wanted that Katara, their self-insert, was with a cool and attractive boy and not with Aang, who looks too young, even though he is only 2 years younger than Katara. I'm not an Aang x Katara shipper, I don't mind at all that pairing, but at least Aang relationship with Katara is a meanigful one, and not the superficial Zuko and Katara, that probably was given more screen time in the last season to pandering the fanbase. I detest the ships that become so popular when they are based on practically anything.

4 Ichigo and Rukia (Bleach) Ichigo and Rukia (Bleach)

Ichigo and Rukia, Zuko and Katara, Harry and Hermione, all of them popular pairings that were only in their fans's imagination, all of them with rabid fans who only mind about their pairing, all of them in the topten of overrated pairings, as expected. I would include Naruto and Sakura, but here at least Naruto had romantic feelings for Sakura.

They are just friends... And they've had their own families and children as well. - Goku02

Their fans really believe that Bleach is Ichigo and Rukia's love story, what

To know that its fandom is going to be salty forever is a very great satisfaction

5 Sasuke and Sakura (Naruto) Sasuke and Sakura (Naruto)

F disgusting

I don't ship it but I wouldn't call it overrated... I'm pretty sure most of the fandom hates this couple

Abusive, toxic, unhealthy.. Do I need to say more? This ship makes no sense

The only reason this ship has supporters is a few silly instances, that forehead tap and a fangirl's obsession. - ObscuredBeauty

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6 Jack Frost and Queen Elsa (Rise of the Guardians and Frozen) Jack Frost and Queen Elsa (Rise of the Guardians and Frozen)

You know this is going to pick back up again with "Frozen II", especially with Elsa becoming a "spirit" (a contrived reason to force Anna and Elsa apart, of course- just like Slaughter Race existing solely to force Ralph and Vanellope apart).

One proof more that people don't care how is a relationship, as this pairing, where they aren't even in the same series. They only need looks to ship a pairing.

Having similar power doesn't mean they'll become a couple. Plus, they came from two company which are rivals. (Disney and Dreamworks)

Just because they have cool ice powers doesn't make them a couple.

7 Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter) Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)

What's really annoying is that THIS is the fictional canon het pair EVERYONE is quick to defend and intent on defending. Even people within the "Harry Potter" fandom who decry Ron/Hermione or Lily/James.

If one more person insists this is true love I will get really violent

8 Samus and Snake (Super Smash Bros) Samus and Snake (Super Smash Bros)

That Zero Suit Samus represents most of the female characters from Metal Gear in Smash Ultimate's spirit battles doesn't help

Yet another reason I really wish Sakurai had just told Kojima to bug off instead of caving.

Thankfully this has died down since Snake is no longer in "Smash", but still

Bad news: Snake is returning for Smash Ultimate, and this pairing has already started picking back up.

9 Severus Snape & Lily Evans-Potter (Harry Potter) Severus Snape & Lily Evans-Potter (Harry Potter)
10 Eren Jaeger and Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan) Eren Jaeger and Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan)

Why is this so popular?! There was never anything remotely romantic between them. Makes zero sense. And the fact some fangirls can ACTUALLY believe this can ever be canon is just absurd. - Tia-Harribel

Fujoshis are why we have this and why writing two characters with no chemistry who overtly hate each other and maybe eventually begrudgingly respect each other now counts as "queerbaiting."

Eren and Levi could NEVER be a perfect couple. I really don't know why exactly why they're so popular with fangirls but for whatever reason they have for this, they could possibly be wrong. This is illogical, and I bet a majority of people could agree.

Why can Ereri be so popular? I've watched Attack on Titan and I just don't get why anyone could like this ship. I don't like yaoi in general, furthermore, this ship makes literally NO sense. Like, at all. - Goku02


The Contenders

11 Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki and Sakura Haruno (Naruto)

Hate this! No-one deserves to be shipped with Sakura. They would have to suffer their whole lives. - Goku02

Get this bad couple to the top 3 where it belongs

Why u delete my comments huh?

If anything this couple is very underrated.

12 Spencer & Maeve (Criminal Minds) Spencer & Maeve (Criminal Minds)

Watched them and I just thought it okay. If we got more interaction out of them, maybe I would have liked them more. But we didn't. - RoseRedFlower

The only difference between that whole waste of half a season and the average "Mary Sue" romance fanfics was that it ended with her much-too-overblown "tragic" death instead of a lavish wedding or the birth of a baby girl/twins/quadruplets.

Didn't even cry when they killed her off and cringe every time she's been brought up since

13 Ash Ketchum and Serena (Pokemon) Ash Ketchum and Serena (Pokemon)

Ash is a huge idiot, since he can't take a hint. You expect him to have a girlfriend? He doesn't need one right now; he's happy enough as a Pokemon trainer. - yungstirjoey666

This is totally one-sided. In the end, Ash is too dense to be shipped with anyone. - RisingMoon

This ship is nothing but complete retarded garbage. I swear, I hope those writers who made Serena kiss Ash in the final episode get sent to the Land of the Forgotten from the movie The Book of Life. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Question: would she be stuck at her current age for two decades plus just like Ash if they stayed together?

14 Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala (Star Wars) Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala (Star Wars)

Most people don't like this couple. - clusium

I truly deeply love you...*facepalm* - RoseRedFlower

15 Draco & Harry (Harry Potter) Draco & Harry (Harry Potter)

Tbhey have clashing personalities - blackflower

Apparently, people have an obsession with ships which includes people trying to kill each other or who hate each other - ObscuredBeauty

People ship this? - TwilightKitsune

It’s cause they are obsessed with each other - Starryskys122

16 Carmen Sandiego & Waldo/Wally Carmen Sandiego & Waldo/Wally

Yeah, they were the people every '90s kid was always trying to find and just happen to be the opposite gender. But once you get past that, it's even harder to find any real basis for a relationship.

Doesn't Waldo already have a girlfriend in his own series? As for Ms. Sandiego, awesome character though she may be I don't really see her getting romantically involved with anybody- and she wasn't.

17 Bowser and Princess Peach (Mario)

Peach would have instantly bled to death had she been Bowser Jr's mom

18 Samus and Ike (Super Smash Bros.)

Ike is gay. And I don't mean "gay" as in "lame", I mean "gay" as in "prefers the company of men".

A homosexual guy and an asexual woman? No way.

19 Draco & Hermione (Harry Potter) Draco & Hermione (Harry Potter)

It's just because the actors had a relationship.

For some ilogical reason they are a really popular couple in fandom, I was really surprised when I found out it. It doesn't make any sense.

It’d never happen - blackflower

They barely interact. - Goku02

20 Kirito and Asuna (Sword Art Online) Kirito and Asuna (Sword Art Online)

This is couple is shoved in my face


21 Palutena and Lucina (Super Smash Bros.)
22 Wolverine and Jean Grey (X-Men) Wolverine and Jean Grey (X-Men)
23 Kirby and Jigglypuff (Super Smash Bros) Kirby and Jigglypuff (Super Smash Bros)

Wait. Why is this a ship? I don't get it.
Can someone explain?

Please let it die...

24 Ryu and Chun-Li (Street Fighter) Ryu and Chun-Li (Street Fighter)

Like Harry/Hermione, there's nothing there other than "let's pair the main character with the most prominent character of the opposite sex)

Listen chump, I'd rather pair Ryu with Sakura or Ibuki than that overrated skank you guys have been idolizing! - Interrogator

25 Jack and Rose (Titanic) Jack and Rose (Titanic)

The most annoying thing about this couple: those who love it cry too much over the fact that Leo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are not, never were, and likely will never be a couple in real life.

Isn't there enough room for Jack? And there are many people lying around there, so why don't climb on another raft instead? - Goku02

I fail to find anything romantic about this couple. It's just as cheesy as Titanic movie,itself. - Tia-Harribel

26 Oliver and Felicity (Arrow) Oliver and Felicity (Arrow)

Doesn't she go around kissing the flash in 'The Flash' T.V. series? - Undistinguished

27 WiiFit Trainer and Little Mac (Super Smash Bros)

Dudes, Little Mac is actually only 17 years old and the Trainer (who doesn't even have a real name) is at least in her early 30s!

28 Naruto and Hinata (Naruto) Naruto and Hinata (Naruto)

-Naruto I've always watched you from the distance, admiring you. It motivated me to become a better person, to keep trying, be like you!
-Oh really? That's cool.
-And that's why I'm in love with you and ready to die for you!
-Huh o_o?

So overrated...

Charity case

Whre are you now?

29 Ike and Marth (Super Smash Bros.)

Say Chrom is their mpreg lovechild and may you get stabbed and your limbs amputated by both Falchion and Ragnell

In his home game, Marth has a girlfriend he eventually marries and has kids with.

Ike is gay, but he already has a different boyfriend.

30 Gray and Juvia (Fairy Tail) Gray and Juvia (Fairy Tail)

I have nothing against it, but I agree that it's overrated. No depth whatsoever, one sided, and can be regarded as boring. - Goku02

Crazy fan girl loves hot guy. That's it. - RoseRedFlower

31 Bucky and Steve (Captain America)
32 Ike and Zelda (Super Smash Bros.)

Ike gay

33 Aang and Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender) Aang and Katara (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
34 Anna and Kristoff (Frozen) Anna and Kristoff (Frozen)

Anna: Hi! Will you be a replacement to my evil ex-boyfriend who I met and decided to marry in a mere three hours?
Kristoff: Sure! That sounds fun. - ObscuredBeauty

35 Wario and Captain Syrup

They are RIVALS! People seriously need to get over this "rivalry=true love" mentality.

Exactly. The same logic applies to Knuckles/Rouge, Sonic/Shadow and Fox/Wolf as well.

36 Sasuke and Naruto (Naruto) Sasuke and Naruto (Naruto)

Naruto always showed romantic interest in girls. Sasuke married a woman. That the manga was focused on their relationship doesn't mean that it had to be romantic.

37 Jimmy Neutron and Cindy Vortex Jimmy Neutron and Cindy Vortex

Man, I don't like this smartest couple at all because of the love hate relationship between these/those two.

I heard Cindy has a "mutual" crush on Timmy Turner (FOP), how does that grab ya'? - Interrogator

38 Judy and Nick (Zootopia)

Also, I think Zootopia may be inspired by the worst Sonic X or Star Fox Command-based fanfiction.

Listen up, guys; Fox McCloud never shown any romantic interest in Lucy Hare, so pairing them together is wrong, especially since Krystal is Fox's love interest, Lucy wants Fox to get back with Krystal again and Lucy seems to get along well with Krystal. Tails and Cream also never shown any romantic interest in each other either. Tails liked Cosmo in Sonic X and later Zooey in Sonic Boom. In the games, he has no love interest at all, neither does Cream. So why do people ship foxes with rabbits when in reality foxes eat rabbits in real-life? I don't mind interspecies couples in fiction, but shipping a predator with a prey, such as a fox with rabbit, is not right. It just reeks over-the-top and pro-vegan, anti-meat propaganda.

Just because Nick and Judy were together, doesn't mean that Fox has to be with Lucy nor Tails has to be with Cream. Even worse are the crossover ...more


This Movie: Disney at its worst
Judy Hopps: a Mary Sue wannabe
Nick Wilde: A Mr. Rogers wannabe with an annoying voice
Their fanart: AAUUGGHH

39 Vanellope von Schweetz (Wreck-It Ralph) and Hiro Hamada (Big Hero 6)

She's too full of herself

For quite a while, people only seemed to remember "Wreck-It Ralph" existed so they could pair Vanellope with Hiro. Don't even get me started on how Ralph and/or the Sugar Rush racers were often portrayed (if they were even acknowledged at all) in those fanfics!

Injury to insult: for an official sequel to Vanellope's movie, Disney basically took a typical Vaniro fanfic but replaced Hiro with a Mary Sue (and got an overrated actress to voice her to boot).

Hiro deserves better than a self-righteous radfem

Only voted because I didn't see Vanellope/Skank on here. But this was the most annoying and overrated pairing involving Vanellope before that awful sequel to her movie came along.

40 Chrom & Sumia (Fire Emblem: Awakening)
41 Sonic and Amy Rose Sonic and Amy Rose

Cringey fangirl and there's a weird age difference between them. - RoseRedFlower

Much rather have Sonic with Amy than with Fuli from The Lion Guard, that's for sure.

42 Waluigi and Rosalina

They only do this because Rosalina's the only unpaired princess and when Mona, Syrup, or Shokora's existence is acknowledged Waluigi is the only one out of him, Wario, Mario, and Luigi left unpaired.

43 Luffy and Nami (One Piece)

Fans of this couple are essentially Nami fans who imagine Nami to be special and want the main character to be with her because they like her character, not because of shipping material in the actual manga. It's clear she's the same as the others though and Luffy is not interested in romance at all.

Stupid ship. They are not even close to canon. And I'm sure this pairing wouldn't be so high if a bunch of obsessed fangirls didn't vote for them over and over again.

They are clearly brother/sister. I think Nami worshippers just like to make her more important than she truly is and so they lile to claim her bond with him is unique (when it's not he's the same with all his nakama) and to imagine her ending up with the main character, even if it would be totally out of character for Luffy. Lame.

44 Artemis Fowl and Holly Short (Artemis Fowl)
45 Kyon and Haruhi Suzumiya Kyon and Haruhi Suzumiya

Please. Not another love hate relationship!

46 Marth and Peach (Super Smash Bros.)

I would have thought this, as well as all the other Marth/female character with whom he only coexists in SSB, would have died down now that Marth's (however many greats) grandson and great-granddaughter are now present in Smash. Guess not.

Agree 100% but Peach and Link are more overrated - ParkerFang

47 Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase

Love this ship. They're so cute together. However, I agree that some people just fangirl way too much.

Oh my god! I like this paring, but only because it's canon. But I HATE the majority of other shippers! I'm sorry, but it really isn't that great. I've seen much better parings. Also, I hate how fans ignore their character and personality to make this ship "cute". It is cute true, but even then, you shouldn't have to change a character's personality to make a ship cute!

They're great and perfect as a couple, but some fangirls just talk wayy too much about them. It's my favourite ship since they think about each other to survive, for instance in Tartarus

Am I the only one who finds Annabeth as kinda possessive? 🤷‍♀️

48 Knuckles and Rouge (Sonic) Knuckles and Rouge (Sonic)

Knuckles doesn't even like Rouge, yet everyone thinks they should be a canon couple just because of Rouge's so-called "crush" on him which is just her flirting which she does with everyone else. "Knouge" isn't canon, they're just rivals as much as Sonic and Shadow are. End of debate.

49 Kylo Ren and Rey (Star Wars) Kylo Ren and Rey (Star Wars)

I feel like Their relationship is what I call abusive.
I don't ship them.

50 Parappa and Sunny (Parappa/Lammy Series)

Believe it or not, actual fan interest has shifted more to Parappa X Lammy now - xandermartin98

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