Being in a relationship where you you can share everything with someone is an amazing feeling, and people come together in different ways. In society, couples with height differences seem to stand out, especially if the woman is taller than the man. Some people might consider it strange, as the traditional relationship is seen as the man being taller than the woman. But loving someone goes beyond physical appearance and there are plenty of comic couples who break the traditional mould. The Comic Vault is looking into five unconventional comic couples.
Wolverine and Storm
Wolverine is considered one of the deadliest X-Men, despite being 5’3. If anything, his size adds to the character because it proves how badass shorter people can be. It’s never stopped him from attracting women and his greatest love may be with Storm. Wolverine and Storm were together before his death, and they made the most of their time together. Storm might have been taller than Wolverine, but it made their relationship more touching.
A great scene between them is where they’re dancing together and Logan leans his head against Ororo. She bends down and the two of them are able to share an emotional moment together. They’re definitely one of Marvel’s greatest pairings.
Mister Miracle and Big Barda
Imagine your wife was a powerful warrior who protected you with her life and you’d have a similar relationship to Mister Miracle and Big Barda. Scott Free and Barda came from two worlds, with him being part of the peaceful New Gods, while she led a life of violence as the leader of Darkseid’s Furies. Barda sensed the peace within Mister Miracle and the two of them escaped from Apokolips to live a happier, married life. Barda’s size makes her an ideal protector, with her defending Mister Miracle in a number of situations.
Doctor Octopus and Anna Maria
When Doctor Octopus took over Peter Parker’s body he became the Superior Spider-Man. Octavius was characterised by his arrogance and obsession with proving he could be a better hero than the original Spider-Man. Along the way he met a brilliant scientist called Anna Maria Marconi. Anna was born with dwarfism, but it didn’t stop Octavius from falling in love with her. It revealed something about his character than he accepted people for who they were on the inside.
They were in a relationship until Peter regained control of his body. Even after Octavius died, he didn’t stop loving Anna Maria and tried to find a way to get back to her.
Professor X and Lilandra Neramani
Professor X and Lilandra are the definition of star-crossed lovers, with her being the Empress of the Shi’ar Empire. The two of them shared a lifelong bond that strengthened the relationship between the X-Men and the Shi’ar. The fact that Lilandra looked beyond Xavier’s disability is an example of how powerful love can be. For a time, they were husband and wife, but the marriage had to be annulled. Regardless, Lilandra will always be one of Professor X’s greatest loves.
Hulking and Wiccan
Hulking and Wiccan’s relationship is noteworthy because of the two of them being from different worlds. Hulking is a Skrull-Kree hybrid who joined the Young Avengers and eventually fell in love with Wiccan. The two of them are a good representation of a gay superhero couple who’re portrayed respectfully. They’ve had their ups and downs like every couple, but they’ve become stronger as a unit. Eventually, Hulking proposed to Wiccan and a future storyline has revealed the two of them were living happily with a daughter.
We don’t choose who we fall in love with. All that matters is you enjoy the time you have with the person who means the world to you. Comics are a wonderful reminder of how two people can come together and beat the odds.