Thinking of your favorite video game couples is easy. These incredible pairs are usually what make your heroes' stories worth finishing. To be honest, there are actually so many out there that the whole thing gets boring after a while—that's what we've got the digital friendzone for.
9 Times A Faithful Friend Was Shut Down By A Would-Be Lover
There is a lot of friendzoning going on in the games we play. After all, not every game can be a sex game! Only a few of those unfulfilled relationships stay on our minds once the game is over. Wondering which? These doomed match-ups are the cold showers that every excited gamer needs!
9. Krelian Loves Sophia ('Xenogears')
We open this sacred list with Krelian of Xenogears fame. Krelian spends most of his time being really into Sophia only to have to learn how to appreciate and get along with her true love, Lacan. Further bonding occurs as the two eventually team up to avenge Sophia. Maybe the real connection here is between Krelian and Lacan, am I right?
8. Ellis & Zoey ('Left 4 Dead 2')
The #Left4Dead series doesn't have a story in the traditional sense, but the quick cutscenes and idle dialogue between the characters does deliver on that front in the form of loose context. One of these exchanges reveals that Ellis has the hots for Zoey—a character from the first Left 4 Dead game.
Her responses are generally cold and, given the circumstances, Ellis' love will most likely remain unrequited. Maybe that could change in a third game?
7. Elika Loves The Prince ('Prince Of Persia')
I sort of refuse to believe that all of the rapport that builds up between these two in #PrinceOfPersia adds up to nothing in the end! Of course, if you don't allow it, a lot of this is missed. But, when given the chance, Elika and the Prince actually spend more time talking to each other than they do working on the quest.
They're just friends though, bro. Just friends.
6. Chloe (Or Warren) Loves Max ('Life Is Strange')
Life Is Strange is a game full of decisions. Some of them are the biggest decisions you'll ever make like: "Can you save the world?" or "Should you kiss your childhood best friend, Chloe?" In this case, you can choose not to and leave one of gaming's healthiest and strongest friendships with what may also be one of gaming's most ambiguous endings.
On the other hand, you've got this lovely guy from school, Warren, that's really into you (and weird movies). You can choose to kiss him too—or not. If you choose not to, you've effectively put Warren through one of the worst rounds of friendzoning history. Depending on how you play, he could actually end up dying. Sucks to love Max Caulfield, don't it?
5. Male Courier & Cass ('Fallout: New Vegas')
In Fallout: New Vegas, if your courier is male, you and Cass will spend the duration of your time together arguing like an old married couple and bouncing tense banter off of each other. It's one of those moments where nothing's happened but you're just sure that it needs to.
I would argue here that the player is the one getting friendzoned. Cass obviously has better things to do than the Courier. This Fallout game didn't include the relationship option that we've grown accustomed to with #Fallout4 but a drunken wedding with Cass was, allegedly, in the works for New Vegas before the feature was dropped. Noice!
4. Female Shephard Loves Joker ('Mass Effect 3')
As a friend once ever-so elegantly put it: "No one wants to f*ck joker he's a synth, f*cking pervo." Be that as it may, in Mass Effect 3, you can certainly try but Joker will turn you down every time. Why? Well, in Joker's words, it's the "chain of command" that would make things weird.
But we're pretty sure he's actually just too in love with EDI to consider it. After all, I don't know about yours, but my Shephard was hot as hell.
3. Rouge Loves Knuckles ('Sonic The Hedgehog')
One could argue that Rouge the Bat and Knuckles the Echidna define this dynamic. But has anyone really been friendzoned here? Is this truly unsettled? The sexual tension here is admittedly pretty heavy for a Sega game, don't you think?
Rouge and Knuckles are usually at odds and, even when they aren't, they can't agree on anything. Perhaps the biggest obstacle here for the both of them is ego. Speaking of couples that sabotage themselves...
2. Jill Valentine Loves Chris Redfield ('Resident Evil')
#ResidentEvil's Chris/Jill match-up is going to be list-worthy for the next century at least. After already tapping them for unresolved tension, I must say that this also qualifies as a situation in which both parties have friendzoned each other. Every time they pop up in a game, it's because they're trying to find the other. When is this going to end?
Unfortunately, it would seem that this relationship will never come to fruition because Chris has already found true love with Albert Wesker. Sorry, Valentine.
1. Kairi Loves Sora ('Kingdom Hearts')
Ah, #KingdomHearts. Who's friendzoning who here? I would say that Sora has put Kairi in the friendzone. This is because, despite the fact that Kairi shows a tremendous amount of love for Sora, it would appear that Sora is more into his other friends—mainly the male ones. I'm not into deciding anyone's sexuality for them but I'm thinking that Kairi isn't really Sora's thing.
Fortunately, Riku is probably on the market. He seemed pretty into Kairi early on and doesn't seem too occupied with anything other than vague aphorisms about friendship and darkness.
Feel bad for any of these guys or are you in the same boat?