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In Pictures: Ranking the Most Adorable Modern Superhero Couples

By Dustin Rowles | Seriously Random Lists | June 21, 2012 | Comments ()


12. Christian Bale and Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Dark Knight


11. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man


10. Ed Norton and Liv Tyler, The Incredible Hulk


9. Brandon Routh and Kate Bosworth, Superman Returns


8. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Green Lantern


7. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, Thor


6. Will Smith and Charlize Theron, Hancock


5. Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man


4. Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, Captain America: First Avenger


3. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, The Amazing Spider-Man


2. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, X-Men: First Class


1. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Daredevil


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  • sevenpm

    I really wanted to like Natalie Portman in Thor. I really, really did. I don't even know why I didn't? And #2 is obviously the most accurate. HOW WERE THEY NOT #1, PAJIBA. I DEMAND ANSWERS.

  • pepper

    Ooh, fassavoy!! Good choice!

  • zeke_the_pig

    I think that instead of ‘adorable’, the words you were actually looking for are:
    12. Terrifying
    11. Slap-able
    10. Bronzed
    9. Chasm-grinned
    8. Aryan
    7. Bemused
    6. Eye-scorchingly beautiful
    5. Artificial
    4. Cute
    3. Hipsterrific
    2. Epic
    1. …okay, genuinely adorable.

  • Guest

    its mean to say, but andrew garfield really looks like he just stepped off the short bus

  • kdm

    What about Penny and Dr. Horrible??

  • Hiro_the_Eighth_Samurai

    Christian Bale and Maggie Gyllenhaal?? What does Gyllenhaal have on you guys? Adorable Gyllenhaal is not, and there was nothing adorable about this couple in Dark Knight. Gyllenhaal had no chemistry with Bale. If Bale and Holmes were on this list for Batman Begins, I would agree.

  • Guest

    i find her adorable, more than many of the women in this list

  • Hiro_the_Eighth_Samurai

    Well, beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder. I thought she was fine for the role in Stranger Than Fiction, but for me, she just didn't fit in the Rachel role.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I finally saw Thor and I thought Portman was pretty bad in it. She's a lovely woman but she just doesn't do 'cute' very well. That close up with her saying "Oh. My. God" was cringeworthy. But Hemsworth shirtless more than made up for it.

  • prince_of_montagu

    See, i really think Maguire and Dunst need to be higher on the list. Those two had massive amounts of chemistry in the first two Spider-Man movies, plus, i'd argue that Spider-Man 2 had one of the best romances i've ever seen in a superhero movie because of them. Spider Man 3 may have put them down a notch but they totally deserve to be higher than Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Blake Lively's boobs.

    Totally spot on with Fassbender and McAvoy though. I kept waiting for them to make out but IT NEVER HAPPENED! (spoiler?)

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Really? I mean, really? Chemistry? In what universe? He's a whiny little brat (in the movie), and she's a actor stand-in made out of cardboard and teeth.

    That wasn't chemistry. That was a train wreck.

  • caro

    i'm pretty sure McAvoy is the girl in the couple

  • Green Lantern

    I hereby approve of this post, but note an appalling lack of Reeve and Kidder.

  • John G.

    There's nothing adorable about Gwenyth Paltrow. There's everything adorable about Fassbender and McAvoy

  • John W

    My vote goes to FassAvoy. Or is it McBender?

  • True_Blue

    Who are in the header picture recreating a scene from To Catch A Thief?

  • Bert_McGurt

    Looks like RDJ and the GOOPster to me.

  • I could actually get behind a blond, scrubbed Assbender.

  • BWeaves

    I thought the most adorable superhero couple WERE Blake Lively's boobs.

  • hapl0

    For your consideration:

  • cijithegeek

    Science Bros OTP!

  • Science Alliance
    (not mine, stole from tumblr)

  • AngelenoEwok

    Just what I came to say.

  • Racharooni

    The look on Ry-Ry's face seems to indicate that he's contemplating how good it would feel to be motorboating those two creamy soft globes, but he dare not look at her, lest he lose all control.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Oh sure, you got McAvoy and Assbender, but no Smith and Mewes, aka, Bluntman and Chronic?

  • John G.

    I just saw a pic of Kevin Smith the other day. He's lost a lot of weight it seems.

  • LinkyLink

    Anyone who listens to Kevin knows he would never take his top off. This is not him!

  • John G.

    That's what I thought, but he provided the pic himself in a reddit AMA

  • L.O.V.E.

    he's almost unrecognizable in that pic. looks younger. I keep meaning to get out to his babble-on, but L.A. traffic is a bitch.

  • giancarlo

    How does anyone beat Hemsworth and Portman?

  • sherlockzz

    I think Downey - Paltrow had the mos natural chemistry.

  • The McAvoy/Fassbender joke is good. Not sure it pays off enough to warrant the whole post, but it's good.

  • Guest

    next to fassbender, mcavoy does look a bit like a homely girl deleriously happy to have a dream date

  • Forbiddendonut

    That joke and Blake Lively's boobs more than justify the whole post.

  • Horatio Postlethwaite

    Scraping the barrel for post ideas, Pajiba?

  • chanohack

    Ignore Horatio. More McBender! Never gets old.

  • John G.

    You fill a site with pop culture content every weekday and get back to me.

  • You do realize that the Seriously Random Lists has been a thing for a long time, right? And that they're almost always mid-day filler? Pictures of pretty people in various combinations is sort of the bread and butter of sites like this. Welcome to the internet.

  • pajiba

    Thank you, Reba, for recognizing that. The Pajiba Model: Morning -- Trade news, trailers. Afternoon: Features and Pajiba Love. Mid-Day: Fucking around and picture posts for funsies.

  • kayla

    Eh. I never really cared for SRL's. I rarely click the links, so they still feel new to me. JUST MY OPINION.

  • clatie

    I was going along reading this and now, BLAM, all I can think about are Blake Lively's BOOBS.

  • emmelemm

    I like Hayley Atwell's boobs better.

  • Hiro_the_Eighth_Samurai

    Hayley Atwell is the bee's knees. I want to see more of her in movies. Any studio or filmmaker that puts her in their movie, I will -- with few exceptions -- be there for it.

  • Javier

    I'll just leave this here..

  • Javier


  • Slash

    They don't call her Boobs Legsly for nothing.

  • L.O.V.E.


  • Sara_Tonin00

    Seriously. Those things look ready to be unleashed.

  • Forbiddendonut

    It's good to know that I'm not the only one.

  • Johnnyseattle

    Yep, confirmed I still have blood in my veins. God bless her and her talents.

  • Sarah

    I'm a woman but I find them quite stunning and hypnotic too! too good to be true!

  • True_Blue

    Sarah--you're right. They _are_ too good to be true.

  • POINGjam

    See? Something good came out of Daredevil.

  • Jezzer


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