With all the progress America seems to be making on the same-sex marriage front lately, we asked our AfterEllen.com team what fictional character they’d marry in a heartbeat. Here are our answers!
Lucy Hallowell:The fictional character I would marry in a heartbeat is the hot cop, DS Sam Murray from Lip Service. She is funny, smart, sexy, loyal (probably to a fault), considerate, generous, and amazingly easy on the eyes. She also knows how to rock a suit and has more swagger that I could probably handle. My real life wife agrees, Hot Cop all the way.
Courtney Gillette: Hopey Glass from Love & Rockets. Never have I wished more for a comic book character to be a) real b) available c) married to me. As much as I dig New York, I’d move out to Cali, just for her. That’s some serious love.
Dorothy Snarker: Anne Shirley, always and forever. I love a head-strong independent gal with a fanciful imagination, flare for the dramatic and penchant for getting into scrapes. Oh, carrots, carrots.
Ali Davis: I’ve had a crush on Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice since before I understood what that crush meant. She’s a practical girl with a secret romantic heart, a playful sense of humor, and a lightning-fast wit. She’s got a strong will and an independent mind, but cares deeply about her family and is willing to admit it when she’s wrong. I’m getting a little swoony just typing about her. I’m willing to get past her penchant for Empire waists if she can get past my lack of a noble title and proper fortune.
We’ll make our way in the world together, Lizzie. Just say the word. Or write it into an impossibly wry and witty letter.
Grace Chu: God. If she existed and I married her, I’m pretty sure I’d be set.
Ed note: Uh oh, Grace Chu.
Heather Hogan — I think Peggy Olson might be my soul mate and not just because she makes the greatest faces in the history of faces. She’s got her own deal, you know? Her own ambitions, her own hopes, her own dreams. She’s perfectly capable of taking care of herself, but also, if she trusted you an awful lot, she’d probably let you take care of her a little too. She’s sweet, but she’s got an ego on her. She’s smart, but she’s always learning. She’s wicked-quick with the one-line zingers and as sarcastic as the summer is long. She would always be up for an adventure, always ready to try new things.
Peggy takes feminism out of the ether, shaking down all those philosophical ideals and living out her power in the real world. She’d rather watch a movie than bang on about heteronormative patriarchy or whatever thing. I’ll bet Peggy could stay up all night talking about her favorite TV shows — which, in my estimation, is just about the most important quality in a wife.
Bridget McManus: Sorry, I’m automatically I’m disqualified since i’m already married and no one, real or make-believe, could possibly be better than my Karman. (P.S. 5 bucks says Karman will pick some big-chested cartoon.)
Mia Jones: It would take some serious fiction for me to consider getting married (*cough* again). I’ll take whoever Karman is supposedly having — she sounds hot.
Karman Kregloe: Everyone made such a big deal about Angelina Jolie in Wanted, but I thought the cashier who scanned all of that peanut butter for James McAvoy was hot. Unlike the film’s star, she seems like she could complete her mission without shooting herself. I’d marry her (again). (P.S. Back off, Mia.)
The Linster: Dr. Arizona Robbins. I know, I know; she has the world’s most voluptuous wife. But if anything happened to Callie — and in Shonda’s world, anything CAN happen — Arizona would probably need a wife who’s nothing like the dearly departed Dr. Torres. That would be me.
Also, I’M SO RELIEVED THAT ARIZONA IS STILL ALIVE!!!!!
Sorry for yelling. But I was scared, weren’t you?
Marcie Bianco: Bette. Bette. And Bette. Gorgeous. Strong. Intelligent. Relentless. Passionate. Artistic. Creative. Value-driven. Spiritual. The only concern with the artist-professor as wife or life-long mate: the need for patience.
The artist-professor, as a fierce individualist, demands patience from her significant other. She needs “alone time” and unconditional support—at the same time, she needs to learn how to give these things as well, and to value her significant other as an individual being, too. She also needs to, in her flights-of-fancy and in her sometimes desire to take “flight” (or “flee”), work through her abandonment and commitment issues before being ready to be mate-worthy.
Dara Nai: Carmen de la Pica Morales. Duh.
Which fictional character would YOU marry in a heartbeat?