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12 Steamy Literary Couples That Should Totally Happen

Once upon a time, we reported that Draco Malfoy himself, Tom Felton, had attended the opening at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando and joined AOL’s In The Know for a game of ‘Fact or Fanfiction?’ and, in the standout moment from the Q and A, Tom Felton was asked: What did he think of Draco’s relationship to Harry Potter?

 

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Now anyone with even a passing glance to the franchise would see Draco and Harry a simple rivalry, a tale for the ages, but Tom Felton said, I’m quoting AOL here, “Harry was constantly crushing on Draco…He just couldn’t hide it.”

Let’s look at the facts:

  1. Draco and Harry do definitely have some tension going on.
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Case closed!

With this in mind we’ve decided to give you, dear readers, twelve literary couples that happened in an alternative universe. Taking twenty-four characters from all across literature, from different book series to classic standalone novels (copyright be damned!), we’ve compiled these characters into eleven distinct (and surely steamy) relationships that would have totally worked out…for the characters, at least. Trust us, we’re chemists here.

 

 

12-Bella and Count Dracula

 

Bella

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No more sparkling vampires, now Twilight‘s Bella Swan is getting an upgrade. Let’s face it: There’s a reason Bram Stoker called this novel Dracula and not Harker. Dracula’s got style, he’s got nice clothes, he’s not charm oozing from everyone pore.

 

Gary Oldman as Dracula Count

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Heck, if Bella says “No, I’m married” then I’m asking Dracula out to get a nice love bite.

 

11-Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes

 

Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes

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Far before Twitter decided to give us the #givecaptainamericaaboyfriend fan campaign, we had the comic books. See Bucky died, Steve Rogers became a Commie smasher, and then the Commie smasher was retconned, and then the real Steve Rogers was thawed out from the ice.

 

Steve Rogers thoughts about Bucky Barnes

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But Bucky remained dead, and Steve was inconsolable in his grief over his best friend and partner in crime throughout the decades of Captain America comics. In fact, it was one of the most foremost elements of his character

Fans looked at this and took the small hop and believed that Steve’s profound sense of loss than met the eye

The only people who stay dead in comics are Bucky, Jason Todd, and Uncle Ben.

So Bucky came back. In fact, he came back as the Winter Soldier in a comic book called The Winter Soldier, and ever since then we’ve been clamoring for Steve and Bucky to get a little closer.

They’re perfect for each other. The two buddies have been with each other since the beginning and will continue to stay together “until the end of the line”. They’re both “men out of time” from 1930s Brooklyn and are war buddies with great rapport who totally get along. They have so much in common.

At least go on a date and see if there’s anything there.

 

Even when I had nothing, I had Bucky.

 

10-Ahab and Captain Hook

 

Jason Isaacs as Captain Hook

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We have Peter Pan‘s Captain Hook, and this man has been through a lot. Yes, he’s trying to track down and kill Peter Pan like he’s an animal, but Peter Pan is an animal! This boy cut off his hand and fed it to a crocodile. Wicked, evil, and savage beyond belief.

 

Captain Ahab

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Then we have Moby Dick‘s Captain Ahab who, like James Hook, wants to track down an animal whose savaged ships of all sorts.

But would they be searching for these monsters if they had, you know, found each other? Could their killer eyes turn into ones of passion and love if they only looked into each other’s eyes?

We here at Bookstr call out in a resounding, ‘YES!’

 

9-Boo Radley and Miss Havisham

 

Miss Havisham

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Charles Dickens’ gave us Great Expectations, which us the tragic story of Miss. Havisham. Left at the altar as a young lady, she has preserved her house as it was on her wedding day and lived there ever since, shut away from the world. She has a heart of gold, but no one has treated it well.

 

Boo Radley

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Harper Lee gave us To Kill A Mocking Bird, which introduced the world to Boo Radley. Our Boo has lived in a house since he was a child, hidden from the world, but he has a heart of gold, giving young Scout a jacket on a cold autumn day.

If these two shut-ins have closed their doors to the world, would they open their doors for each other? Boo Radley most certainly wouldn’t leave Miss. Havisham at the altar, and Miss. Havisham wouldn’t let our precious Boo feel unwelcomed.

 

8-White Witch and Sauron

 

C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien

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Now this pairing might not be great for the world at large, but they would be great for each other. Both live in fantasy world, the authors who created them were in real life great friends, and both crave ultimately power.

While both skilled in the powers of magic, it wouldn’t take magic to get these two working side by side.

 

White Witch

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Imagine it: the White Witch would kill all the lions and the hero in the land, freezing them in ice just in time…

 

Sauron

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…for Sauron to get to swinging his mace around

Talk about a power couple. The White Witch might even slip the One Ring of Power on Sauron’s little finger….

 

 

7-Pinocchio and Voldemort

 

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Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio grows every time he lies, and he’s made of wood, so lie a few times and cut off the excess, and Voldemort doesn’t have to be called He-Who-Must-Not-Have-A-Nose.

 

Voldemort

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Yes, Voldemort is a racist and a tyrant who thirsts for power more than a camel thirsts for water, but Pinocchio isn’t the pinnacle of innocence. After all, there’s a reason he’s cursed to have his nose grows every time he lies.

Plus, if he and Voldemort got together, Pinocchio can use his nose for…

 

6-Ariel and Jaws

 

The Little Mermaid

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Prince Eric isn’t a good fit for Hans Christie Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. He has legs, Ariel is half-fish, and if she gets together with him then she has to abandon her family. That’s a bad move, Ariel.

 

Jaws

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But if she wants to take a walk on the wild side and still remain in the ocean, she can always go with the shark from Peter Benchley’s Jaws. Call him what you will (I call him Bruce, but others have called him Jaws or Sharkie or even Craig), but he knows his way around the wide ocean and can show Ariel a whole new world under the sea.

Ah, they always say there’s plenty of fish in the sea, but at least these two fish found each other. Maybe that’ll be the new plot for the new Disney remake!

 

5-Mrs Robinson and Oedipus

 

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Mrs. Robinson from Charles Webb’s 1963 novella The Graduate is trapped in a loveless marriage. She’s only married to her husband because she got pregnant and needed to avoid a scandal, and thus she hooks up with young Benjamin Braddock. But Benjamin is only into her because he’s bored. He doesn’t love her.

 

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Oedipus from the seminal play Oedipus Rex has a thing for older women. Yes, he didn’t know he was married to his mom, but she was still older than him. So maybe we can avoid the whole I-gotta-pluck-out-my-eyes thing and just have Oedipus meet up and see where things go with Mrs. Robinson. She’s old enough to be his mom, and that should be enough for dear old Ed.

 

4-Paul Bunyun and Jack Torrence

 

Paul Bunyan

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Straight from American folklore is the biggest and the best lumberjack in the business: Paul Bunyan.

 

Jack Torrance

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Straight from the mind of Stephen King is Jack Torrence. Now Mr. King was quite unhappy with the changes Stanley Kubrick made in his film adaptation, so we’ll have a chance to mend things here.

In the book Jack Torrence has a roque mallet, so maybe Paul can give him his iconic ax. Plus, since Paul’s ax might be a bit big for Jack, he can buy one here and, once Jack has his iconic ax, well…

 

Beautiful friendship

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Or maybe something more…

 

 

3-Katniss and The Chershire Cat

 

The Cheshire Cat

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This goes beyond the fact that ‘Katniss’ kind of, sort of, sounds like ‘cat’ and the Cheshire Cat is, well, a cat.

 

Katniss Everdeen

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For one, Katniss from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games never really loved Peta. Two, Cheshire Cat from Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland knows his way around the block and would have helped her big time before, during, and after those pesky Hunger Games.

Plus, the Cheshire Cat is funny, and you know what they say….

 

what do you see in that guy?

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2-Christine and Pennywise

 

Chirstine

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An evil car

 

Pennywise

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..and an evil clown, what could be better? We already know Pennywise has a thing for cars…

 

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So maybe it’s time for Christine to rev Pennywise’s engine.

 

1-The Grinch and Cat in the Hat

 

These two iconic characters from the Dr. Seuss universe are meant for each other.

 

The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat

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Their first meet up might not have gone well….

 

 

A Match Made in Heaven

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…but we all know it’s a much made in heaven.

 

 

 

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New Fan Theory Suggests That Harry Potter’s Scar May Not Be a Lightning Bolt

We always equate Harry Potter to the lightning bolt scar that we see on his forehead. Now, a new theory emerges from a Twitter account saying the scar on his forehead may be something else, that it may be the hand motion when casting the Avada Kedavra spell.

 

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According to Her, this creates conversations amongst fans and debates about whether they agree or disagree with this theory, or whether they can come to terms, or conclusions, that it may be both a lightning bolt and the curse.After all, the Avada Kedavra spell does resemble lightening when cast.

 

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J.K. Rowling Shoots Down ‘Persistent’ Fan Theory

J.K. Rowling shut down yet another popular fan theory and this time it happens to be related to Nagini.

 

If there’s one thing Harry Potter fans love more than re-reading the series or binge-watching the films, it’s discussing fan theories. One such fan theory theorizes that Nagini, Voldemort’s beloved pet and final Horcrux, is the very same snake that Harry freed from the zoo in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone. 

 

 

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While there are some obvious discrepancies between the snake introduced in the first book and Nagini, the theory is certainly an interesting one to discuss because of its implications. If the two snakes were one and the same, then the notion that Harry released the animal that would later be used as a violent weapon, and a preserver of the darkest wizard of all time, is mind-blowing. In the end, as thrilling as the theory may sound, it’s nevertheless false according to J.K. Rowling.

 

When a Twitter follower asked Rowling about the theory, she was quick to shut it down. Rowling wrote:

 

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5 of the Most Bonkers ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Theories You’ve Seen!

When it comes to crackpot theories, A Song of Ice and Fire created the perfect storm. The key ingredients are all there: a large and devoted fanbase, a sprawling and intricate plot, and, perhaps most importantly, long waiting periods between books. The results show up in online forums with some of the most tinfoil-hat, off-the-wall conspiracy theories I’ve ever seen.

 

No, I’m not talking about the ones with firm basis in canon; “R+L=J” (the theory that Jon Snow is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark) has even been confirmed in the show at this point. I’m not even talking about theories like the one suggesting that Tyrion Lannister is actually the son of Aerys Targaryen – a theory of which I am very much not a fan, but it’s still based on plausible extrapolations from the text. I’m talking full-on conspiracy board, off-the-walls idea for which the only evidence is: “Well you can’t prove I’m wrong.”

 

 

 

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Bear in mind that I’m barely scratching the surface of most of these – click on the links to dive into the whole tinfoil-y mess yourself!

 

 

Let’s go down the rabbit hole, shall we?

 

 


 

 

The Corn Code

 

Here’s the claim: George R. R. Martin has filled the books with hints, effectively a “code”, that tell the reader… well, all sorts of things. For example you’ll know if a character is going to die, where and when a major battle will take place, if a presumed-dead character is actually alive…

 

The “key” to the “code” is the repetition of words, hence the name of the theory. Jeor Mormont’s raven is known for warbling out words, often “Corn! Corn! Corn!”. According to the theorist, the hints are interpreted based on variables like whether the words are in quotes, whether they are broken up by narration, and which punctuation separates them.

 

The theory is incredibly intricate and absolute bologna. There’s also the fact that someone actually asked Martin about it and instead of being vague about his answer, he just said “no”.

 

R.I.P. The Corn Code.

 

 

 


 

 

D+D=T

 

When I saw the name of this theory, I spent several minutes trying to figure out what it could possibly be, and came up empty. Here it is: Daenerys and Drogo are the parents of Tyrion Lannister, who is actually Rhaego, the Stallion who Mounts the World.

 

Confused? Me too. The theory goes like this: Mirri Maz Duur, when working to “save” Drogo, did some really wild time-travel magic that transported Dany’s fetus and caused it to swap places with Joanna Lannister’s, years in the past. Joanna gave birth to Rhaego, and he was named Tyrion. Meanwhile in the future, Dany gave birth to the dead Lannister fetus, which Mirri tells her “has been dead for years”.

 

Also, this whole theory is based on parallels they draw between Tyrion and Oedipus of ancient Greek tragedy. Click the link to read the whole thing – it’s absolutely wild.

 

 

 


 

 

Bolt-On

 

Roose Bolton is one of the creepiest guys in fantasy. This theory seeks to make him even creepier.

 

The theory is that there has only ever been one Lord Bolton over thousands of years, stealing the skins of his sons and assuming their identities so as to avoid tipping the world off to the fact that he’s an immortal… something. After all, the Boltons are infamous for flaying their enemies, and their sigil is the flayed man. Is it so outlandish to suggest that its lord is a flayed man himself? Yes, it is, but that isn’t the point. The creator of the theory even offers this quote in evidence: “Roose Bolton’s own face was a pale grey mask, with two chips of dirty ice where his eyes should be.”

 

The name of the theory is a pun on the name Bolton – the idea being that the immortal creature would “bolt” the skin of the heir “on” to his body. I think this theory is a byproduct of reading too much into Martin’s poetic language, but it sure is fun.

 

 

 


 

 

Mance is Rhaegar

 

Yeah. Rhaegar Targaryen, the prince who ran off with Lyanna Stark and set off the events that led to Robert’s Rebellion, and who was killed by Robert at the Battle of the Trident… is the same person as Mance Rayder, King-Beyond-the-Wall.

 

The main arguments for this theory?

 

  • They are both associated with music.
  • Rubies are frequently mentioned as having embedded in Rhaegar’s armor on the Trident, and rubies are also used by Melisandre to magically disguise one person as another – the suggestion here is that the Rhaegar on the Trident was an imposter.
  • Mance at one point uses the alias “Abel”, an anagram of the legendary bard Bael, who, according to myth, “stole” the daughter of a Lord of Winterfell long ago. Theorists say this connection means that this is in fact Rhaegar, who also ran off with a daughter of House Stark.

 

If this is starting to convince you, let me remind you that:

 

  • Mance Rayder was a wildling taken in as a child by the Night’s Watch. He grew up on the Wall and became a brother of the Watch until he turned his cloak and defected to the free folk.
  • There are brothers of the Watch who remember him, including Qhorin Halfhand.
  • Their appearances are dramatically different.
  • Martin has stated that Rhaegar was cremated.

 

 


 

 

Aerys Targaryen’s madness is Bran’s fault

 

King Aerys II Targaryen is almost universally known as the Mad King. This theory claims that his madness was actually caused by Bran Stark, decades in the future, using his powers of greenseeing to try to speak to him. This was to alert him of the coming threat of the White Walkers. This, according to the theory, is why all the king said in his final hours was “burn them all”, because fire would be an essential weapon against the army of the undead.

 

Theoretically, Bran’s attempts at communication throughout the years of Aerys’ reign only came through as whispers, which slowly drove him mad. Even though the descent into madness of the Mad King is well documented in The World of Ice and Fire. And even though the Targaryen line itself, thanks to centuries of inbreeding, has a well-known streak of madness… Oh, wait, some versions of this theory say that Bran’s whispers were actually responsible for all of the Targaryen tyrants!

 

Also, I have to ask: if Bran was going to try to change the past, wouldn’t he maybe start with something along the lines of “Hey Dad, don’t go south, that way you can stay here and build up the Night’s Watch for a war and also not get executed!”

 

 

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Theory Convincingly Predicts Night King’s Next Move

As far as fictitious universes go, George R. R. Martin’s wonderful world of Thrones probably spawns the most fan theories. They fly like moths, and like moths to a flame, they conglomerate on the internet. With so many buzzing around, it’s hard to parse the legitimate predictions from bewildering fanfiction. Reddit does a good job of separating the two camps, and redditor thetripleb has shared his various predictions on how HBO’s adaptation will end. At least one of them seems pretty likely, and, if it comes to pass, it’ll be exhilarating.

 

Game of Thrones season seven spoilers below. You have been warned…

 

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We last left King’s Landing with Jaime parting ways with Cersei, who revealed she had no plans on helping Jon Snow with his fight against the Night King. Jaime had other plans. According to reddit user thetripleb, Jaime will “convince at least a contingent, if not the entire Lannister Army to join him in going North.” Makes sense since he’s a war hero and a revered military leader. Jaime, then, will help Jon Snow and the North defend against the oncoming White Walker scourge. Likely, they’ll succeed combating the Night King’s wave of White Walkers who we last saw walking through the Wall.

 

Meanwhile, losing one of King’s Landing’s greatest military assets will leave Cersei relatively exposed. The Night King, on undead Viserion’s winged back, will use this vulnerability to his advantage and fly “south and destroy King’s Landing, trading his army of 100,000 for the 1,000,000 in King’s Landing including Cersei.” King’s Landing, then, will be under the Night King’s control. He will sit on the Iron Throne. Or, more likely, destroy it during his siege. Who will sit on the Iron Throne then? Nobody because the Night King will incinerate it.

 

If you remain unconvinced, the show has been hinting at a snow-covered King’s Landing for a while. In season two, while she was in the House of the Undying, Daenerys saw visions of a snowy Iron Throne. Bran had a similar winter-themed vision of King’s Landing in season four, and saw a dragon flying over King’s Landing simultaneously. Granted, we did see Daenerys fly Drogon into King’s Landing in the season seven finale, all evidence seems to suggest a snowy day for Cersei.

 

 

So it seems like this redditor’s predictions are, at least partially, very likely. However, he goes on to make some riskier guesses as to what the end will hold. For one, he thinks Dany will get pregnant with Jon’s child (or children), but die in childbirth, leaving Jon to raise Dany’s kids on his own. This seems a little too sentimental and bittersweet for the GoT writers, though. They generally avoid bittersweet feelings in favor of just bitter feelings. It seems more likely that Dany will indeed get pregnant with Jon’s children, but then the entire new family will, I don’t know, die in a house fire or something. Or actually Dany’s immune to fire damage, so maybe they drown.

 

In any case, let us know if you’re buying into thetripleb’s predictions. If not, let us know how you think HBO’s take on Game of Thrones will end!