10 Best Villain Weddings In DC Comics
Love knows no boundaries, not even for the most notorious villains in DC Comics. While heroes may steal the spotlight with their grand weddings, villains have also had their fair share of memorable nuptials. From twisted romances to arranged marriages, DC Comics has seen it all. In this article, we will explore the 10 best villain weddings in DC Comics, delving into the relationships and motives behind these unholy unions. So sit back and grab some popcorn, as we take a journey through the dark side of love in the DC Universe.
10 Best Villain Weddings In DC Comics
Joker and Harley Quin
Joker and Harley’s dynamic is characterized by abuse, manipulation, and a twisted sense of love. Their relationship is often depicted as one-sided, with Harley desperately trying to earn Joker’s love and approval, while Joker uses her loyalty to further his own goals. Despite their toxic relationship, their love for each other is undeniable, and they have shared many intimate moments in the comics. The complexity of their relationship has made them a fascinating and enduring couple in the world of comics. In “Harley Quinn: Future’s End #1, Harley got married to Joker.
Talia al Ghul and Batman
In the graphic novel “Son of the Demon,” written by Mike W. Barr and illustrated by Jerry Bingham, Batman and Talia al Ghul got married in a secret ceremony in the desert. The storyline was published in 1987 and was later retconned to be set outside of DC’s main continuity.
During their honeymoon, Talia revealed to Batman that she was pregnant with his child. However, their happiness was short-lived as their mission to stop international terrorists, led by the villain Qayin, forced them apart. Talia left Batman, and their son, Damian Wayne, was born and raised by Talia’s father, Ra’s al Ghul.
Deathstroke and Adeline Kane
In “Deathstroke the Terminator” #6, published in 1991 and written by Marv Wolfman and illustrated by Steve Erwin, Deathstroke (also known as Slade Wilson) and Adeline Kane got married in a ceremony attended by various superheroes and supervillains.
However, during the wedding, their son Jericho, who had been missing for years, possessed Deathstroke’s body and attacked his father. This led to a violent fight between the two, with Deathstroke eventually emerging victorious by stabbing Jericho with a sword. Adeline blamed Deathstroke for their son’s death and vowed revenge against him.
Luthor And Ardora
Luthor had been stranded on Lexor after Superman exiled him there, and he had become a respected member of society on the planet. Ardora, the daughter of the planet’s ruler, fell in love with Luthor and proposed to him. Seeing the political benefits of marrying into royalty, Luthor accepted her proposal, and they were married in a lavish ceremony.
Their happiness was short-lived, as Superman eventually returned to Lexor and revealed Luthor’s true nature to the planet’s inhabitants. Luthor was exiled once again, and Ardora was left heartbroken. The marriage between Luthor and Ardora was primarily a political move for Luthor, who saw an opportunity to gain power and influence on Lexor. However, Ardora genuinely loved Luthor, despite his villainous nature, and was devastated by the end of their relationship.
Sinestro and Arin-Sur
Although Arin-Sur has made several appearances in various flashbacks throughout Green Lantern and related comics, little is mentioned about her actual marriage to Hal Jordan’s longtime foe and former mentor, Thaal Sinestro. However, in The Revenge of Black Hand storyline, readers are given a rare glimpse into the wedding of this villainous couple. When Hal and Sinestro form an uneasy alliance to confront Black Hand, Sinestro brings Hal to his former lair to retrieve the Book of Black. While there, Hal catches sight of a photograph, or a Korugarian equivalent, depicting Sinestro and Arin-Sur dressed in white with gold embroidery, standing in front of an altar on their wedding day.
Bizarro and clone Lois
In an issue of Action Comics, Bizarro attempts to emulate Superman and become a hero, but his appearance causes the public to mistrust him, leaving him feeling rejected and alone. To offer Bizarro companionship, Lois Lane uses a duplicator ray to create a modified clone of herself. The Bizarros fall in love at first sight, and in true Bizarro fashion, he immediately proposes to her and takes her to another planet to start their life together. While the actual wedding ceremony is not shown, the proposal is heartwarming, and subsequent comics confirm that the couple is indeed married. The original Lois even expresses envy over Bizarro’s willingness to commit, despite his backward tendencies.
Harley And Ivy
Both Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have complex, tumultuous pasts – romantically and otherwise. However, they have found comfort and support in each other, leading to a healthier, less violent relationship. Their wedding in Injustice feels well-deserved and satisfying to fans. Harley introduces Ivy to her daughter, Lucy, and asks Ivy to protect the child if she ever becomes a target of the Joker. Ivy perceives the deeper meaning behind Harley’s request and confronts the Joker, warning him to stay away from her beloved. The two then escape to Las Vegas, where Ivy proposes marriage to Harley.
Black Adam and Isis
Black Adam and Isis, a former slave turned superhero, were married in the pages of DC Comics. The couple’s marriage was a significant moment in Black Adam’s redemption arc, as he was seeking to start a new life as a hero. However, their happiness was cut short when Isis was killed by the supervillain Sobek in a brutal attack. This event sent Black Adam on a violent rampage seeking revenge and ultimately led to his downfall. The tragedy of their short-lived love story has become an important part of Black Adam’s character and continues to be referenced in DC Comics.
Ra’s Al Ghul And Evelyn
In the comic book Batman: Bride of the Demon, Ra’s al Ghul preys upon aging actress Evelyn Grayce’s insecurities by offering her use of the Lazarus Pit to restore her youth. Evelyn is eager to comply with Ra’s, feeling indebted to him, and Ra’s refers to her as his “bride” before they even discuss marriage. This manipulative situation is troubling, and their “wedding” reflects this coercion. After Evelyn’s submersion, she tells Ra’s that she would not deny him anything, prompting him to claim that they are now married, which she agrees to without hesitation.
Barbara Ann and Urzkartaga
Barbara Ann Minerva, also known as Cheetah, was a British archaeologist who became the host of the ancient plant god, Urzkartaga. In Wonder Woman #6 (Volume 2), Barbara Ann made a deal with Urzkartaga to be granted his power in exchange for becoming his bride. The ceremony took place in a hidden temple in the jungles of Africa, with a group of Urzkartaga’s followers as witnesses. However, Barbara Ann was unaware of the true nature of her new powers and the curse of being the Cheetah, leading her to become a recurring enemy of Wonder Woman.
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