This list actually came out of a weird writer’s group conversation spurred by Riley’s excellent piece about Better Call Saul’s Kim Wexler, when we were talking about women who’re actually written to be disliked by the audience. When I brought up Cersei Lannister, that spurred another discussion, which led me to think about what Cersei does or doesn’t deserve, and who might be able to bring out the best in her. Some people find her sympathetic in a way; me, not so much. At the same time, sometimes the love of a good person can make a difference in one’s life, but since there aren’t a lot of those (good people) in the Game of Thrones world I thought, why not step outside that universe? And bada-bing, we’re off on a little cross-series adventure.
Straight Up Hot Together
Ever since Bob ***SPOILER** died,*** I’ve been feeling sad for Sasha, wondering who might lift her spirits again. Meanwhile, over on Fargo, there’s a delightfully sardonic, sometimes killer with a boring, new job who could also use a little light in his life. He’d do well in the Walking Dead universe, and Sasha’s smile would once again brighten that dark landscape.
Mr. Robot’s Elliot Alderson and GoT’s Margaery Tyrell
Elliot needs a strong woman to ground him, and Margaery’s manipulative (comes in handy whether Elliot’s conspiracies are real or imagined), smart-as-a-whip talents can help him figure out who’s who and what’s what. That crooked little smile could snap anyone out of a drug-induced haze.
Agent Carter’s Peggy Carter and The Last Kingdom’s Uhtred of Bebbanburg
Let’s be honest here, this started purely with a who’s-hot-enough-for-peggy spark, but the more I thought about it, these two would really work well together. Peggy comes over to Uhtred’s world — of course — where she’d happily don the new period garb and play spy games for Uhtred, as he works to take back his rightful lands and title. Peggy being Peggy won’t stand for being bossed, and Uhtred loves sassy, smart, strong partners; together, they’d rule the world.
Into the Badlands’ Sunny and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Melinda May
I can’t stop thinking about how hot their fight training together would be. And uh, the stuff that comes after fighting…and Melinda facing off with The Widow, and bringing Quinn to his knees. There’s a new Baron couple in town, my fBadlands friends.
I feel certain that should Lady Olenna deign to step foot into the TARDIS with this charming
man alien, she’d have the time of her life matching wits and raised eyebrows. And he would be properly smitten. Companion shmompanion…
TWD’s Daryl Dixon and Daredevil’s Karen Page
I could never stand the thought of Beth Greene with Daryl, but in that harsh environment, he did seem to be drawn to her ethereal lightness — he also needs a strong person to lean on and to find a certain solace with. Karen Page has the perfect mix of qualities, and though she might take a step or two getting used to the Walker life, she’d adapt just fine. I can already picture him teaching her the ways of the crossbow, now he’s got a more intense (and practical for large numbers!) solution for pesky people (dead and alive).
GoT’s Cersei Lannister and Luther’s John Luther
If anyone’s got a shot at capturing a former (hopefully) bad girl’s heart and setting her on a better, more loving path, it’s John Luther. There
might would be a little head-butting, but as in any good relationship, it’s the making up that counts.
I don’t mean this to sound insulting, but you just know if these two met in the club they’d hit it off. And, for whatever reason, it would work. She’d be impressed by his machinations and manipulations of others, and he’d fall for her particular femininity style despite himself.
Karma Police Edition
Black Jack Randall and Ramsay Bolton
*insert Cheshire cat grin here*