Top Ten 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
Sasuke & Sakura (Naruto)

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.

Even trying to kill her somehow didn't make it obvious to stalker Sakura that her advances were unwanted. Somehow (mysteriously) they still got together (? ) if you can call a "couple" that never kissed each other and whose longest date was like two minutes long together. Shortly before the end of the series Sakura was about to die and Sasuke was all "meh" about it, forcing Naruto to save her instead, who wasn't even mad Sasuke hadn't lifted a finger lmao. People always see all the troubles from Sasuke's side but honestly I think Sakura is worse. Yes, he is completely uninterested in her but if she left him alone, he'd leave her alone. Sakura seriously needs to back off. It's creepy and pathetic how she "pursues" him and she doesn't care about his opinion at all. Well, congratulations to her, she finally wore him down, now they'll both be unhappy for the rest of their lives because she'll never get what she wanted and he'll never get away. Honestly I don't even know why I bothered ...more

Like NaruHina, SasuSaku is a recipe for disaster, but in a more toxic way. Sasuke doesn't show any affection or respect towards Sakura. She doesn't really know when to quit falling for a guy that almost killed her on many occasions and kept rejecting her. At least Ino got over Sasuke and went on with Sai. Sakura deserves better than this. She's been with Naruto all the time, but ends up married to Sasuke. That a shame.

It is basically the most toxic, abusive, hilariously one sided relationship in anime or just generally. What makes it truly unique is that it is canon. Both are clearly unhappy too. There were several implications their daughter's birth mother is not even Sakura so add possible adultery to the list. While Sasuke shows not even basic interest in her as a person only disgust of her being a roach he could not fend off and Sakura has no dignity and self respect to accept his rejections as she is just the brainless fangirl drooling over her dreamy bad boy idol.
Nothing beats this. It's almost funny how bad it is

Edward & Bella (Twilight series)

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.
Why...
(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! )

Edward is possessive and controlling
Bella is bland and dependant
They are just another overrated vampire and human mix
This couple is the stupidest out there.

Remus Lupin & Nymphadora Tonks

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.

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

How did this go from 24th to 3rd?

Severus Snape & Lily Evans (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

Spencer & Maeve (Criminal Minds)

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.

She was his only girlfriend and they killed her off. Now Reid may never find true love

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!

Yaoi has nothing to do with South Park. Plus, Craig was out of character and Tweek was more. Why no one care of Garrison and Slave?! Anyway, Tweek and Craig MUST break up/stop playing the gay couple in Put it down!

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.

Ichigo & Orihime (Bleach)

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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...

Derek & Savannah (Criminal Minds)

"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.

Just someone he could get pregnant so they could write him off in a non-tragic way

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

Aang & Katara (The Last Airbender)

I don't understand why this couple on the list, but I'm pretty sure this is more like Big sister loves her little brother thing than an actual romance. They got great chemistry, but the relationship was kinda rushed. Katara and Zuko makes more sense than this couple.

I understood the one sided crush on Aang's behalf, but Katara always treated him more like a little brother and her reciprocating his romantic feelings was always a little weird.

She was always more of a mother figure to him, it was so weird when they got together. It felt forced. Katara would've been better with Zuko, and Aang with Toph maybe. Zuko and Katara had a lot more in common. Aang forced himself on her not once, but twice, which is gross. And it's funny since the writers wanted Zutara, a lot of the fans did, and even the voice actors too. The only reason Kataang happened was because the two creators wanted it to happen. Just a dumb ship.

"This was a little awkward just because Katara was older and taller, but that's about it. Otherwise it was fine. After all, the little guy should win sometimes, right? Besides, there were other canon ships in Avatar that were truly awful! For example, why is this #6 and Korrasami didn't even make the list? But at least Zuko/Mai and Korra/Mako made it to the list"

It was more than a little awkward due to the fact that there was very little interaction between them throughout the show. Beginning of Season one, they did great with them sure (having fun penguin sledding, getting into trouble, and katara choosing to leave and help aang, when katara helped aang when he lost control at the temple). But as the show went on, she became more of a worried mother/older sister to him with aang crushing on her in the background with a couple things here and there to show a little interest from katara's side. And then they bring katara's 'I'm confused' thing at the end, but do jack with ...more

The Contenders
Ash & Serena (Pokemon the Series x Y)

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?

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

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.

Serena is so shallow, and annoying and Ash is oblivious all the time. They make no sense together and I'm happy that Ash dumped her

Harry & Ginny (Harry Potter Series)

this is the worst couple in the entire story for many reasons. I think it would have been better if he had ended up with Luna or with someone he met in the future, or with no one 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.

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

They were cringeworthy to watch in the films. They weren't much better in the books either in my opinion. Ginny became a Mary Sue in between books 5 and 6 and before that she had no real personality besides being shy around Harry. Can't believe JKR had the hero of the story marry his fangirl.

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

Mako & Korra (Legend of Korra S1)

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.

Mako is an idiot, he doesn't deserve either Korra or Asami

Hey at least she later dumped him for his ex-girlfriend

Kazuma and 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.

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).

I hate bulma

Inuyasha & Kikyo (Inuyasha)

Um, hello? Kagome and Inuyasha get TOGETHER and it actually makes sense! (Even if it takes way too long for them) kagome and inuyasha are one of the ships I actually approve on, so of course I’m going to vote no on this!

Like inuyasha is all innocent? He stole the sacred jewel that kikyo was responsible for for himself. Why would kikyo let him get away? Inuyasha still wanted to be with her to, even when she sealed him to a tree (and was dead). They felt betrayed since kikyo thought inuyasha attacked her (wounds in which caused her death) & told her that he was never interested in her & was just tricking her. There was no way both kikyo & inuyasha could've known they where tricked besides the bs 'powerz of love! 1! 1! 1! 11! ' and once both found out it was all naraku & origomo doing, they both instantly forgave each other.

She doesn't even stalk him. Most the time she is doing her own thing & collecting the jewel shards on her own when the group bumps into her.

And it's not really better than inukag, since kagome is supposed to be a replacement for kagome. & stringing along 3 guys at once, forcing inuyasha to have no other feelings for other girls while she plays around with other guys, ...more

Kikyo, the woman responsible for sealing InuYasha to a tree, still stalks and wants to be with him... what kind of logic is that?

They did not trust each other at all.
And Kikyo wants to drag Inuyasha to the hell.
Great couple indeed.

Wave and 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!

Starco (Star vs the Forces of Evil)

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

Star likes Oscar and Marco likes jacky

They will be canon. Get over it.

How is this even on here?

Ana & Christian (Fifty Shades of Grey)

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.

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).

Christian is a sociopath, the story is really misoginistic portraying a toxic relationship. I wonder if Anna would like Christian if he were poor, or a bit uglier. 50 shades just portray feminine submission and the bdsm is also portrayed in a wrong light.

Oliver & Felicity (Arrow)

Honestly, I can't see how this pairing would've worked out in real life. Felicity and Barry? Maybe. But Felicity and Oliver? The two aren't anything alike except that both are hot as hell.

It sucks the shows creators went for fanservice over the iconic Green Arrow/Black Canary

Such a toxic ship. Really, what were the writers thinking!

Wait. Never mind, put this ship off of here!

Lily & James (Harry Potter)

Ugh. After I knew glimpses of Harry Potter parents background, I'm sure they were shallow, annoying people. Harry is lucky that he wasn't raised by them otherwise he would be like Dude.

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 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.

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

Chrom & Sumia (Fire Emblem Awakening)

Nintendo tried to replicate Marth x Caeda (without which Chrom himself, let alone his daughter Lucina, wouldn't exist). They failed- miserably. Apparently they forgot why Marth x Caeda worked in the first place.

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.

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.

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.

Tatsumi and 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.

Forced couples is the worst, ever! 😠😠😠

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.

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