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Favorite Speculative Pals

Posted by on February 10, 2016

Love stories can sometimes overshadow stories featuring platonic relationships. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about does-the-guy-get-the-girl-in-the-end stories. I want a good love story amid all that adventure and peril. But there is something beautiful about friendship. So today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite speculative friends.

LOTRSamwise and Frodo. Yeah, these two go without saying. “Come, Mr. Frodo!’ he cried. ‘I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you.” And definitely loved the camaraderie between Legolas and Gimli.

Harry, Ron, Hermione. You know. Before the hormones got involved and all. But still. Don’t they make a great team?

Elsa and Anna. Sisters, but such love and sacrifice.

Captain Kirk and Spock, but they were more of team. How can you have Spock and Kirk without Bones or Scotty, Uhura, Checkov, and Sulu?

Spacetime legacyCarda and gang from the Spacetime Legacy by K. M. Carroll. Spliced-werewolf-dude, time and space magic, cat-girl, regular ol’ humans, and the author keeps adding more awesome characters.

Maurin and Aric. Cousins yet close friends. Ripped away from their world and sold into slavery, Bid the Gods Arise might not have ended with them on the same page, but you cannot deny the commitment they have for each other. Here’s hoping it will stand the trials to come!

Kim and Sophie from The Hidden Series by Clare Davidson. When someone stands by your side through danger and death and crazy stuff, that person is indeed someone special.

So what say you? Who would you add to the list?

12 Responses to Favorite Speculative Pals

  1. Clare Davidson

    Thank you for the mention!

  2. sparksofember

    I tend to think of Kirk/Spock as one set of pals and Uhura, Checkov, and Sulu as another set. But that may be due to the books by L.A. Graf.

    Wynter, Razi and Christopher in the Moorehawke trilogy by Celine Kiernan. They are best friends who consider each other like siblings.

    • J.L. Mbewe

      I can see that. Even in the films, Kirk and Spock were normally paired together more so than with the others. I hadn’t heard of the Moorehawke trilogy before. Will have to check it out.

      Thanks for sharing!

  3. Bethany A. Jennings

    Love this! – and love most of these pals. 🙂 For me I’d add the Firefly crew, Zebedy and Leilani from H.L. Burke’s “Beggar Magic,” Marcellus and Demetrius from “The Robe,” Merry and Pippin, the girls from the anime show Madoka Magica…oh so many I could add! 😀 And my own characters, of course. 😉

  4. Jenelle

    Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

  5. Nadine Brandes

    Definitely Harry, Ron, and Hermione!! Also Merlin and Arthur from the BBC show. 🙂

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Of course Harry Potter and friends. 😀
      I should probably check out that BBC show. It would be interesting to see how they portray Merlin and Arthur. Thanks for stopping by!

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