10 Most Memorable Villain Weddings In Marvel Comics: Weddings are usually joyous occasions filled with love and happiness, but in the world of Marvel Comics, even the most romantic of ceremonies can be fraught with danger and chaos. Villains in the Marvel Universe are notorious for causing trouble wherever they go, and when they decide to tie the knot, things are bound to get interesting. From unexpected alliances to epic battles, the weddings of Marvel’s most notorious villains have left a lasting impression on fans.
10 Most Memorable Villain Weddings In Marvel Comics
Vlad Dracula and Shiklah
Atop a towering high-rise in the darkened city of Monster Metropolis, Vlad Dracula and Shiklah, Deadpool’s former bride, came together in a match made in hell to exchange their vows. Despite their monstrous nature, the wedding had a touch of humanity and dark humor, as the two shared a romantic kiss and engaged in witty banter about starting a family. The ceremony was a cataclysmic union of two beings, but it stood out for its intimacy.
The event was secluded and took place on the city’s skyline at dawn, with heroes such as Spider-Man and Deadpool attempting to thwart the wedding. Meanwhile, the streets below were teeming with rabid monsters rejoicing in the nuptials. This wedding was unforgettable, as it subverted expectations and showcased the quirky and eccentric side of Marvel’s villainous characters.
Yellowjacket and The Wasp
Yellowjacket and the Wasp’s wedding came as a surprise even to the Avengers, who received their invitations at the eleventh hour. Yellowjacket, a rookie villain with ties to Hank Pym’s death, was the groom, adding to the Avengers’ unease. The wedding ceremony itself was extravagant with ornate floral decorations, but the presence of heroes like Hawkeye was marred by their suspicions about Yellowjacket’s character.
As fate would have it, the celebration was interrupted by the Circus of Crime, who stormed in and caused chaos. In the melee, Hawkeye was taken hostage, and the Wasp’s life was endangered. Yellowjacket morphed into his Goliath form to fight off the attackers and save his bride, revealing himself to be Hank Pym in the process. Despite Pym’s recent association with villainy, his deep love for Janet was evident and undeniable.
Namor and Marrina Smallwood
After a failed marriage with Dorma, Submariner found his perfect match in Marrina Smallwood. Namor fell in love with the alien/human aquatic hybrid after rescuing her, finally letting go of his past heartbreak. Although it was a modest ceremony for a royal wedding, the couple looked genuinely happy, a refreshing change from their tumultuous pasts.
At the time of their wedding, both Namor and Marrina had faced significant challenges. Marrina had left Alpha Flight after injuring her teammate, Puck, while the Sub-Mariner had a history of switching between being a hero and a villain for decades. Despite this, Namor’s promise to create a “lasting civilization…founded not in tyranny, but in love” allowed the couple to move on from their difficult pasts and envision a peaceful future together.
Deadpool and Shiklah
When Deadpool married Shiklah, the Queen of the Underworld known for her vampiric bloodlust, the enormous outdoor wedding ceremony was so big and well-attended that it led to the most characters ever featured on a comic book cover. Every major Marvel hero was on hand to witness the union, even Deadpool’s closest superheroic friends.
While Shiklah and Deadpool’s toxic marriage didn’t last long after Deadpool discovered Shiklah’s affair with the Werewolf by Night, Jack Russell. However, the wedding itself was incredible. Officiated by Nightcrawler, with Thor providing clear weather, it wasn’t a happy marriage but a memorable one.
Doctor Octopus and Aunt May
Doctor Octopus hatched a devious plan to marry Spider-Man’s Aunt May and inherit her Canadian nuclear facility, making it one of the most dim-witted villainous schemes ever recorded. Ock carried out his plan by abducting May and holding her captive in his home while he and Hammerhead schemed behind Peter Parker’s back to arrange the wedding ceremony.
Apart from Ock’s deceitful intentions, the wedding is noteworthy for Hammerhead’s henchmen’s sudden betrayal of Ock, who opened fire on the ceremony, causing the marriage to come to an abrupt end. Spider-Man then pursued Ock and May to the nuclear reactor, making the event an absurd and violent spectacle, but one that was thoroughly entertaining. Finally, Ock received his just deserts in the end.
Scarlet Witch and Vision
Although it was a double wedding, the nuptials of Mantis and Swordsman are often overshadowed by the unforgettable union of the Vision and Scarlet Witch in Giant-Size Avengers #4. The two heroes, having survived numerous trials and tribulations, finally became engaged after the Vision rescued Scarlet Witch from Dormammu. However, their happiness was short-lived, as their marriage was interrupted by the villainous Kang, and Immortus also played a role in their union.
Despite facing many challenges, the Vision and Scarlet Witch were a formidable pair who remained steadfastly devoted to one another. Tragically, their marriage fell apart after the world’s intelligence agencies removed the Vision’s emotions. Nevertheless, some may argue that their union represented the pinnacle of their tumultuous relationship.
Ronan The Accuser and Crystal Amaquelin
In the aftermath of her failed marriage to Quicksilver, Crystal entered into a political union with Ronan the Accuser. The purpose of this marriage was to bring the Inhumans and the powerful Kree Empire together. The scheme was orchestrated by the Inhuman queen, Medusa, as part of her plan to undercut their leader, Black Bolt, and seize the throne for herself.
Although the foundation of Crystal and Ronan’s marriage was fragile, the wedding itself went surprisingly smoothly for Crystal. During the ceremony, the Shi’ar, who were the Kree’s rivals, launched an attack. Crystal, however, fiercely defended her new husband, and her bravery was rewarded when she was declared the new Kree princess shortly thereafter. While the wedding may have started on shaky ground, it eventually put an end to decades of animosity between the Inhumans and Kree, resulting in countless improved lives.
Absorbing Man and Titania
The union of Carl Creel, famously known as The Absorbing Man, and Mary MacPherran, also known as Titania, is particularly notable for The Avengers’ surprise intrusion, leading to an electrifying clash between superheroes and supervillains. Strangely, the heroes mistakenly believed that the event was a gathering of supervillains, and their actions turned what was supposed to be a peaceful celebration into a chaotic battlefield.
Marvel writer Peter David officiated the ceremony, which was intentionally humorous and portrayed the heroes as the aggressors. They even raised objections during the proceedings, portraying them as not only aggressive but also impolite. Despite this, The Absorbing Man concluded the ceremony with a declaration to never follow in the footsteps of The Avengers and remain a criminal until the very end.
Kingpin and Typhoid Mary
During their romantic outdoor wedding, Wilson Fisk, also known as the ruthless Kingpin, shed his villainous persona and professed his love for Mary Walker, the pyrokinetic Typhoid Mary. In a candid moment, Mary declared that she knew “the real Wilson Fisk, the one who loves and is loved.”
Fisk reciprocated with a speech, expressing his unwavering love and appreciation for Mary, concluding with “I love you, let’s demonstrate our capabilities as a team to the world.” This display of vulnerability was a rare occurrence for Kingpin, and later became the target of Daredevil as the crime lord’s weakness. Nonetheless, the wedding was celebrated by heroes like Iron Man and represented a rare moment of harmony between Marvel’s heroes and villains.
Namor and Dorma
One of the most opulent matrimonial events is a royal wedding, and although the love story of the Sub-Mariner ended tragically, he once had a joyful and grandiose ceremony with his first wife, Dorma. The regal occasion was graced with the presence of the Atlantian royalty who played ornate trumpets and lit incense towers, while a cheering crowd watched on. Dorma, accompanied by servants holding up her dress, added to the majestic and fairytale-like quality of the ceremony. However, the revelation that Namor had actually wed the villainous Lemurian princess, Llyra, diminished any positivity that was associated with the celebration.
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