21. The romance
There are plenty of truly terrible couples in Game of Thrones, but there are also a few sweet romances as well. Unfortunately, most of the romances ended terribly.
Some of the best: Jon Snow and Ygritte, Missandei and Grey Worm, Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand, Loras Tyrell and Renly Baratheon, Ned and Catelyn Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. All of them except three died by the end of the series.
Westeros — not a great place for even the strongest of romances.
Star Wars, however, has even more great romances, and not all of them end in tragedy. Many do, but not all of them.
The most commonly known are Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala and Leia Organa and Han Solo. While Anakin’s and Padme’s relationship ended tragically, their love and devotion to one another — even having to keep it a secret — was the most passionate and galaxy-changing in all of Star Wars. Their love is quite literally while the Skywalker saga exists.
As for Han and Leia, their relationship was built on sarcasm and undeniable chemistry even when they just could not get along. They’re one of the most iconic couples of all time, and they even stay together for years, have a son and come back together, in the end, to help save him and the galaxy — again.
Beyond the films, The Clone Wars featured the unfulfilled romance between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Mandalorian Duchess Satine. In Rebels, we were gifted with Hera Syndulla and Kanan Jarrus, one of the most solid couples in the fandom. Then there’s Doctor Aphra in the comics, whose relationships include dating Sana Starros and being intimate with Imperial officer Magna Tolvan.
Star Wars may not have many happily ever afters, but at least the relationships and romances portrayed in the franchise are relatable.