Because, why not.
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5. Cortana and Master Chief
I like having women in my head telling me what to do. Especially AIs. I love AIs. Because of this, and because they make an attractive couple, Master Chief and Cortana are my fifth favorite couple.
4. Layle and Amidatelion
I didn’t much care for the Yukes. That is until I met Amidatelion. After having to play as Layle, spending the entire game pursuing her I grew to appreciate both the Yukes and Layle and Amidatelion as a couple, a somewhat undefined couple but you can’t deny there was something there.
3. Zelda and Link
Classic gaming couple. How can you not like them? Ever since I started playing the Zelda series with Zelda II, Link and Zelda have been two of my favorite characters and always among my favorite gaming couples. Also, because I can’t choose Link and Link, or Link and Dark Link, despite seeing some cosplay with those couples.
2. Leela and You
Yes, I believe that Leela loves the character controlled by the player. The green clad hero. No, not link. The other silent protagonist. The two meter tall security cyborg.
Durandal says this:
“Leela has no knowledge of this
maintenance terminal or she certainly would have prevented me
from reaching you. Jealous woman."
Clearly there is a type of possessive love that Leela has for the Cyborg. Not unlike Victor Frankenstein and Elizabeth.
1. Curly Brace and Quote
Cavestory blew my mind. It quickly became one of my favorite games. After beating the game the first time and seeing that curly was still lying on the ground where I had failed to rescue her I immediately went back and beat the game again in a single sitting just to save her. After receiving the Iron Bond and fighting our way through Hell together, Curly and Quote get my vote for best video game couple ever.