From films to TV shows to comics, audiences saw many heroic couples like Tony Stark and Pepper Potts or Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor. But at the end of the day, the relationship between their worst enemies also gathered a number of fans throughout the years. Not all of the evil couples on screen were supervillains, though. In the list below, we picked five of the best from different genres for you.
5. Tony And Carmela – The Sopranos
Tony, the mob boss with a complicated life, and Carmela, his wife, who knows more than she lets on, present a picture of life in a crime family. Although Carmela doesn’t cause direct harm to other characters throughout the show’s six seasons, she benefits from her husband’s actions and is slightly responsible for a few deaths, including Adriana’s.
4. Veronica And J.D. – Heathers
Then there’s Veronica and J.D. from ‘Heathers.’ This high school couple takes a dark turn as J.D.’s dangerous plans unfold during the story, focusing on ending the ‘mean girls.’ Attracted to J.D.’s daring attitude, Veronica gets on board with killing some of their peers, leading to a dynamic that was admired enough to be recreated a few times through the decades.
3. Wilson And Vanessa Fisk – Daredevil
In ‘Daredevil,’ Wilson, known as Kingpin, is ruthless in his criminal dealings but shows a softer side to his wife, Vanessa, getting a solid fanbase for the relationship and its twists. Vanessa fully accepts Kingpin, making their bond a mix of love and shared secrets. This adds depth to their characters as the conflict between the main villain and Daredevil increases.
2. Sweeney Todd And Mrs. Lovett – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
The couple, played by Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, brings a partnership with many questionable actions to the stage. Living through the tough times in 1840s London, Todd and Lovett go as far as to kill and bake their enemies into meat pies in search of revenge. To this day, with the chemistry they share, this couple remains one of fan favorites.
1. The Joker And Harley Quinn
As the Crime King and Queen of Gotham, Joker and Harley Quinn’s relationship saw many reboots and retellings in the comics, animations, and film adaptations. Although the couple committed some of the worst crimes in the D.C. Universe while having a relationship filled with abuse, their story and dynamic attracted a solid crowd of ‘shippers’ for decades.