3) The Avengers' Steve Rogers, aka Captain America... and, like, everybody. Okay, so the obvious one here is Steve and Bucky, WWII war heroes and best friends since childhood who end up fighting against, with, and for each other throughout years of history. But Steve and Tony, aka Iron Man, also have a great dynamic, despite the whole, y'know, Civil War movie being about a schism between them. Also Steve and Sam, and Steve and Natasha, and Steve and everyone... Steve is just an A+ buddy. Always make friends with Steve. Although really, all of the Avengers have great and intriguing relationships with each other (Sam and Bucky, Natasha and Clint, WANDA AND VISION), and I love them, and it's perfect. <3 <3 <3
4) Lord of the Rings' Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins. I am a terrible person who has not read all of the LotR books (Tolkien's writing drives me nuts), but I did watch the movies, coincidentally with my own best friend. So I definitely know enough to say that Sam and Frodo are a prime friendship and they should NEVER EVER HAVE BEEN SEPARATED. My BFF and I like to compare our friendship to ones in the fandoms we love, of course, because we are a great friendship that is #goals too. So we compared ourselves to these two a lot, but actually, it was more fun to compare ourselves to Merry and Pippin. (I was Merry.) But we also really like Legolas and Gimli. FRIENDSHIP FOR EVERYONE!
5) Doctor Who's the Doctor and Donna Noble. Okay, so, like the Avengers, all of the Doctor's companions make for great relationships/friendships and I love them all. However, Donna Noble's the one who stepped most into the "best friend" role. Donna's a wonderful, sassy, no-nonsense woman who never had romantic interest in the Doctor, unlike basically everyone else. Together, they make a true power team. (I must also for sure mention the Doctor with Amy and Rory because that was a beautiful trio, but yes.)
6) Star Wars' Rey and Finn. Ugh, again, Star Wars has too many great characters with great interpersonal relationships, and it's driving me nuts. Like, I can't ignore R2-D2 and C3PO or Obi-Wan and Anakin, definitely, but I'm gonna say that Rey and Finn, from the one movie's worth we've seen of them, take first position. They're a couple of sweetheart newbies full of sincerity and power, and they clicked really well in The Force Awakens. I can't wait for more of their friendship!
7) Supernatural's Team Free Will (Sam and Dean Winchester and Castiel). Of course, there's a ton of other people who are part of Team Free Will, but these guys are the center trio that has carried much of the show. Sam and Dean alone have the key dynamic of the story, which is all about family connections, but since they're brothers, I figured adding Castiel, who is clearly a majorly important character but not actually a blood relative, makes it more legit as a friendship. *shrugs*
I would like to note, as has been discussed some in the YA community, that strong female friendships are still lacking in pop culture. Considering how close me and my BFF are, definitely at the level of these fictional friendships (as well as how important many of my other friendships with girls have been to me), that needs to be rectified. I mean, I like comparing myself to LotR characters and all, but isn't it time that we had female characters to look to as well?
Thanks for reading, tell me your thoughts, and I'll see you tomorrow!
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