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The Cutest Video Game Couples (Part 1)

Some of the cutest video game couples so far.

Aside from the graphics, the cool moves and gadgets, and the ability to play with friends, part of what makes video games so enthralling is the story. Especially when that story involves one or more romantic relationships. Here is a list of some of the most memorable and some of the cutest video game couples so far. 

1. Tidus and Yuna

Source: Playstation Bit

His first appearance: Final Fantasy X

Her first appearance: Final Fantasy X

Why they're cute: When thinking of Tidus and Yuna, Rose and Jack Dawson from Titanic quickly come to mind. This heart-breaking love story between these fated lovers ends with the revelation that Tidus is not "real." The fact that Yuna and Tidus only have a limited amount of time together makes this love story all the more special and endearing.  

2. Mario and Princess Peach

Source: Deviant Art

His first appearance: Donkey Kong

Her first appearance: Super Mario Bros.

Why they're cute: The perpetual damsel-in-distress, Princess Peach is always being rescued by Mario. His continued devotion to his lady is admirable and totally cute!

3. Luigi and Princess Daisy

Source: Know Your Meme

His first appearance: Mario Bros.

Her first appearance: Super Mario Land

Why they're cute: Similar to Princess Peach, Princess Daisy plays the damsel-in-distress. However, Daisy and Luigi's relationship is not based on Luigi saving Daisy. The friendship that grows between her and Luigi and his subsequent crush on her makes these two absolutely cute.

4. Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong

Source: Fan Pop

His first appearance: Donkey Kong Country

Her first appearance: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

Why they're cute: Aside from the fact that these two are monkeys, which are super cute, Dixie is no damsel-in-distress and proves to be a reliable sidekick. This dynamic duo makes for a super cute couple!

5. Sora and Kairi

Source: Twisenblog

His first appearance: Kingdom Hearts

Her first appearance: Kingdom Hearts

Why they're cute:  Despite Riku, Kairi, and Sora getting along like the Three Musketeers, there is an undeniable chemistry between Sora and Kairi that goes beyond friendship. Sora gives up his heart to save Kairi, and any guy that would sacrifice himself to save a loved one is cute in my book. 

6. Riku and Kairi (In my dreams) 

Source: DeviantArt

His first appearance: Kingdom Hearts

Her first appearance: Kingdom Hearts

Why they're cute: Even though this couple only exists in my dreams, Riku and Kairi share a strong bond that makes it easy to picture them as a couple. The dark, mysterious side of Riku and his devotion to his friends is attractive and makes him more likeable. Although I love Sora and Kairi together, I still secretly root for Kairi and Riku to get together. 

7. Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man

Source: Crescent Review

His first appearance: Pac-Man

Her first appearance: Ms. Pac-Man

Why they're cute: When I think of video game couples, I automatically think of these two. These bright yellow balls are the epitome of cuteness and are the perfect model for video game couples. 

8. Ash and Misty

Source: Fan Pop

His first appearance: Pokémon Red and Blue

Her first appearance: Pokémon Red and Blue

Why they're cute: Even though Misty is stubborn and has a wicked temper, Ash can be rash and impulsive, making them the ideal couple. They're loyalty, playfulness, and unlikely, yet fierce friendship makes this two-some super sweet.

9. James and Jessie 

Source: Cosplay Island

His first appearance: Pokémon Yellow

Her first appearance: Pokémon Yellow

Why they're cute: Whether they succeed or fail, which they almost always fail, these two stick together. Friends till the end, Jessie and James are extremely loyal to one another and are hardly ever apart. Whether it is life or death, this pair is super adorable, and what other couple has their own theme song. Take it from me, a couple that "blasts off at the speed of light" together,  stays together. 

10. Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose

Source: DeviantArt

His first appearance: Sonic the Hedgehog

Her first appearance: Sonic the Hedgehog CD 

Why they're cute: This girl is devoted to her man, even if her love is unrequited. Amy will do whatever it takes to win Sonic's heart and in her heart, she is Sonic's girlfriend, even if he doesn't know it yet. Besides, you know what they say, obsession is the sincerest form of flattery, or something like that. Amy doesn't let Sonic's objections stand in the way of love which is really cute, and creepy, but mostly cute.

11. Shadow the Hedgehog and Rouge the Bat

Source: DeviantArt

His first appearance: Sonic Adventure 2

Her first appearance: Sonic Adventure 2

Why they're cute: Sassy, smart, sultry Rouge is the perfect match for the edgy, determined, and fearless Shadow. Shadow always tries to keep his promises and vows to stay by his side. I can definitely say that Team Dark is also part of Team Cute.

12. Spyro and Cynder (The Legend of Spyro)

Source: Fan Pop

His first appearance: Spyro the Dragon

Her first appearance: The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning 

Why they're cute: Although Cynder has needed rescuing a couple of times, she is definitely no damsel-in-distress. This tough, witty, spirited dragon will do anything to protect those she loves, including Spyro. These two may have gotton off on the wrong foot, but Spyro's curious, compassionate nature and Cynder's bold declaration of love make these two an unlikely, yet couple.

13. Link and Zelda

Source: Want Midna Back

His first appearance: The Legend of Zelda

Her first appearance: The Legend of Zelda

Why they're cute: Zelda frequently plays the damsel-in-distress and Link is more than happy to save her every, single time. Despite changes in character design and storylines, Link and Zelda's love remains constant. If that isn't cute, I don't know what is.

14. Cloud and Aerith 

Source: DeviantArt

His first appearance: Final Fantasy VII

Her first appearance: Final Fantasy VII

Why they're cute: This tragic love story is one of the most memorable. The shocking, untimely demise of Aerith puts an abrupt end to the burgeoning romance between her and Cloud. The bittersweet story of these star-crossed lovers is sure to be remembered in gaming history.

Who are your favorite cute video game couples? Who's your favorite star-crossed lover or cutesy pairing? Let me know in the comments below. 

Published Aug. 11th 2015

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