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8 Really F#cked-Up Relationships In DC and Marvel Comics


These are some really messed up relationships that would make every Marvel and DC fan cringe.

Hank Pym and The Wasp

Hank Pym is known to have some issues when it comes to him. Be it him reinventing himself or being kicked out of the Avengers, Pym after feeling like a loser, started taking it out on the Wasp, who he used to beat. The Wasp one day stood for herself, showed the dude what he really was and eventually left him.

Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor

In this storyline, Cyclops marries a stewardess and moves to a different town. He then has a baby with her, all is going really well for the couple but when Jean returns abandons his wife and child, (cough as if people needed any more reasons to hate Cyclops) this then takes place, causing his wife to commit suicide and his son grows up to be Cable. What is even worse is that it wasn’t even Jean who returned, but a clone made by Mister Sinister to trick Cyclops.

Terra and Deathstroke

This has to be the best story of the Teen Titans ever, with Terra not only working for Deathstroke but also having a physical relationship with him. Using the information that he got from Terra, Deathstroke breaks the team. Not only that, it was also difficult to see Beast Boy devastated, who by the time had developed serious feelings for Terra.

Hal Jordan and Arisia

Even though the comics tried their best to nullify this arc but they never could repair the damage done by Hal Jordan’s doings. Jordan during his time in the Corps did a lot of things, these got him a lot of fans. One such fan was an alien schoolgirl, who became his girlfriend too. To deal with the discomfort to the readers’ eyes, it was said that she could shapeshift into an older woman, but nay, that didn’t help.

Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch

Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver, after working for years under Magneto come to know that they are his own children. This is fine, but in another arc, it is this sibling duo, that has a more ‘special’ incestuous relationship, where even everyone in the comics is shocked and disgusted by what the siblings have with each other.

Joker and Harley Quinn

Contradictory to what the world believes the Joker and Harley’s relationship to be, it actually is a very abusive relationship, where Harley Quinn is completely obsessed by Joker whereas she is nothing but a punching bag for him to relieve his stress. He was someone who made her fall in love with him and made her completely dependent too, made her lose her sanity and has been using her since then. And she, on the other hand, is not in love but completely obsessed with him.

Gwen Stacy and Norman Osborn

The character assassination of Gwen Stacy was even more awful than her death. As here due to a bad storyline, Gwen and Norman Osborne’s kids are shown to be born at a speeding rate, with Mary Jane leaking this information out to Peter, even putting her in a bad light. This arc had no positives at all and was hated by the fans. Not just that this has till date been the biggest betrayal to a superhero. Not just that it was Norman only, who killed her in the end, and after her death, Peter comes to know all this.

Aquaman and Wonder Woman

To all the fans who are familiar with the storyline, Flashpoint, this one would not be a surprize. Wonder Woman and Aquaman start an affair when Aquaman is already married to Mera, this happens and then when things go south, well she beheads Mera and both, the Amazons and the Atlanteans go at war, taking the whole planet with them.

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