The latest episodes of Supergirl Season 3 have had a secondary focus on members of the Legion of Super-Heroes: Brainiac 5, Saturn Girl and her husband (which freaks out this particular old-school LSH fan) Mon-El.  Notwithstanding that the woman playing Saturn Girl is inhumanly beautiful, her chemistry with Chris Wood is excellent, making them seem like the kind of couple you’d want to hang out with, maybe go to brunch and play some board games and/or fight Computo.  As much as I love Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, her relationship with Mon-El made for one annoying super-couple (which is ironic, as they’re reportedly dating in real life), leading to today’s associative query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) should probably mention that I’m using ‘super-couple’ in the Luke & Laura sense rather than the Reed & Sue sense, asking: What fictional pairing makes for the most annoying super-couple?


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  1. Most of the super science types. It used to be kinda funny and clever, but now its become a huge trope and every single line has to be a clever pun or inside joke that its tiresome. (Looking at you, movie Iron Man who started it!)

  2. Thankfully it is no longer any level of canon except “Legends”, but Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Mara Jade, but the character became quite different when she got with Luke, her existing personality changed significantly and her skill sets seemed to be pushed back in favor of making her full-on Jedi unless the story required her to revert temporarily. It just felt really awkward and forced for both characters, but it was more noticeable with Mara.

    • You just made me realize what my answer was…

      Thanks to the absolutely terrible dialogue that the actors could do very little with, Is there any more cringe-worthy couple than Anakin and Padme in the prequel trilogy?

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