J J Hanna
J. J.'s Top Ten Dynamic Duos
Everyone has a pair that they love together. Whether that comes in the form of people, animals or food (such as peanut butter and jelly, Tom and Jerry, or you and your best friend), everyone can think of at least one example. Here are my top ten dynamic duos.
Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable
The Possible family has a lot of things going for them. They’re successful at whatever they do, whether that’s sending a rocket to space, saving the world from evil villains, or creating working versions of amazing technology that shouldn’t exist yet. But, every unstoppable person needs someone to keep the balance. From Ron to Rufus, his naked mole rat, things don’t always go according to plan. This provides a layer of conflict within the show that wouldn’t be possible if Ron weren’t Kim’s best friend.
Sam and Dean Winchester
The Winchester brothers from CW’s Supernatural are an incredible force of nature. Sure, they’re both great hunters on their own, but together they have not only saved the world but effectively kept the universe from imploding. Long before there was Cass or Crowley, there were the brothers being brothers, putting toys in the vents of their dad’s car and doing what it took to protect each other from the various forces inhabiting the world.
Phineas and Ferb
These two brothers are the reason for almost all of their sister’s, Candace’s, stress. If you want something built, you ask them. Not only will you get what you ask for, but it will work, and it will inevitably disappear before their mom can see it. Now you may ask, “Aren’t they a little young to be building all of these things?” And the answer is yes, yes they are. But that never stopped them, nor did it have an effect on how well their inventions worked.
The Weasley Twins
Harry Potter fans will understand why I put Fred and George Weasley on this list. If I had a twin, I hope my twin and I could be as cool as Fred and George. They’re mischievous and fun, more effective in the magic they do together. Take one of them away and the world is just never in balance. This is why fans everywhere pretend that part of the books never happened. Nope. Fred and George are still off somewhere charming things to explode with confetti when someone touches them, or trying to sneak in places by putting on fake beards.
Han and Chewie
Han Solo and Chewbacca are possibly one of the first dynamic duos I ever heard about, excluding Tom and Jerry. They compliment each other wonderfully, Han being reckless enough for most of his plans to work out well, Chewie going along with it even though he knows it’s a stupid idea and being the main reason anything ever works.
Watson and Sherlock
No matter what incarnation of Sherlock Holmes you encounter (BBC, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, or one of the American adaptations), it’s impossible to say that John Watson and Sherlock Holmes don’t go together. They mesh almost better than peanut butter and jelly! From John putting up with Sherlock’s attitude and Sherlock adapting to having someone be curious enough to ask questions and be patient while he explains everything, they’re the platonic soulmates everyone longs to find for themselves.
Cap and Bucky
Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes are another of the groups where the world is just not quite right when they’re not fighting side by side. Steve has always needed someone to tell him when something is too reckless, or to defend him when he’s gotten himself in trouble. Bucky became the older brother he never had, both in teasing him and defending him. As we saw in Captain America: Civil War, when the two of them work together they are unstoppable.
Percy and Annabeth
If not for Annabeth Chase, Percy Jackson would be dead a few thousand times over. Sure, he has pretty cool powers where water is involved and pretty good skills with a sword, but if Annabeth never made him stop and plan, he never would have made it to legal adulthood. They’re the kind of team that every monster in Tartarus knows about, partially because they’ve walked through Tartarus, and partially because in eighteen years of life there’s a lot of time to send monsters back into their pit.
Tom and Huck
Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are the greatest example of a realist and a romantic I have ever seen. For Tom, everything is exciting. Living out under the stars, getting on a boat and traveling down the Mississippi, stealing pies, even trying out a new cure for warts is exciting and adventurous to him. For Huck, all of that is his real life. There’s no adventure in something you do every day to survive, and even if there was, he wouldn’t try very hard to spin the tale from taking a raft down the river into running into pirates and looting them of their treasure. That’s why they work so well together. Tom gets to tag along and make Huck’s life sound much more interesting than it usually is, and Huck gets to enjoy the process of having an adventure that doesn’t require helping a runaway slave go North by first going South. Plus, they both get a friend out of the deal.
Boy and Babydoll
This dynamic duo is from the little known book Drift by Sharon Carter Rogers. Boy had no choice in the matter when he met Babydoll. She needed help, and since he was invisible to everyone but her, well, he was the perfect person to help her out. For the rest of their time together, despite the setbacks of one trying to kill the other or get rid of them a few times, eventually they figure it out and become a team to be reckoned with.
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J. J. Hanna is attending Taylor University for a degree in Professional Writing. She has published multiple devotions and book reviews and is a beginning comic artist. She published her first book Existence in 2015. Look for it on Amazon.
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