6 Fictional Relationships That Changed the World

Brian Linder
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There are couples throughout pop culture whose love has inspired and uplifted fans. These are the couples you root for, no matter the odds. The ones that make you say #RelationshipGoals and give you all the feels. And they are the reasons fans keep coming back to certain films time and time again.

Here we take a look at the 6 pop cultural ‘ships who have moved the world…

Hazel & Gus (The Fault in Our Stars)

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Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters’ young love story have made them a favorite couple for fans of both The Fault in Our Stars book and movie adaptation. The teenagers meet at a cancer support group and fall in love. They support each other through sickness and share each other’s dreams. Although their love story has a tragic ending, it’s a touching portrayal of the kind of first love everyone hopes to experience.

Teresa & Thomas (The Maze Runner series)

Throughout the Maze Runner series, Teresa and Thomas are put in a number of dangerous situations. They are able to fight any threat together, but time and time again the couple are torn apart. Teresa is forced to betray Thomas in order to keep him safe. He, in turn, is angered by her coldness. The two do everything they can to fight to protect their relationship and each other.

Rose & Jack (Titanic)

Rose and Jack in Titanic

Rose and Jack from Titanic have become one of the most iconic couples of all time. It’s impossible to hear “I’ll never let go, Jack” without crying and fans are still fighting about whether or not the couple could have shared that floating door after all these years. The two share a passionate relationship. Jack helps Rose break out of her shell and experience more from life. Plus it’s hard not to fall in love with a young Leonardo DiCaprio.

Vanessa & Wade (Deadpool)

Only one woman can keep up with the Merc with the Mouth. In the Deadpool movies, Vanessa and Wade are the perfect pair. They are both sarcastic, tough, and totally badass. Most importantly are equal partners in all things. Vanessa is basically the only person Wade will actually listen to. And he will do anything for her, including actually getting treatment for his cancer and changing the timeline. Now that’s true love.

Simon & Blue (Love, Simon)


High school can be tough for anyone, but it’s even tougher when you’re hiding who you really are. In Love, Simon, teenager Simon finds comfort in his pen pal Blue. They can share secrets with each other, including the fact that they are both gay. Their romance is a touching story about being true to yourself and finding love in the process.

Ruby & Liam (The Darkest Minds)

Key art image from The Darkest Minds

Liam and Ruby in The Darkest Minds are two very special teenagers. They are bonded by their unique powers and desire to help other kids like them. Liam accepts Ruby for who she is and with his encouragement, she embraces her abilities. However, their relationship isn’t without complications. Ruby is forced to make heartbreaking choices to protect the boy she loves. Despite the many problems they encounter, the two are always brought back together.

The Darkest Minds comes out in theaters on August 3.

Brian Linder
Sr. Content Producer at FANDOM, Brian has been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. He loves space sagas and superheroes.
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