Superman & Wonder Woman
As we all now know, DC has made the romantic relationship of Superman & Wonder Woman canon in the “New 52″, but this doesn’t really sit well with me.
Now don’t get me wrong, I understand why people may like the pairing, “World’s strongest man with World’s strongest woman” and all that, but them being together always kind of rubbed me the wrong way.
I think my main problem with them being together is the exact reason people like them together “Strongest man with strongest woman.” The two are basically Gods in their own right, HELL Wonder Woman gets her ability from the Greek Pantheon. I think of it as if I was a person in the DC Universe, i would think that one day they would eventually think they could rule since there would be virtually no one to stop them. A stupid idea I know, but it’s not all that impossible, even though story was pretty bad, Frank Miller loosely explored the idea in his “The Dark Knight Strikes Again” story, Superman and Wonder Woman are together and have a daughter, both of them asking Clark why doesn’t he just rule over the humans since they view them as “weak”, and by the end of the story he agrees to do so. This goes against both Clark and Dianna’s character traits, but as we all know in Superhero comics, heroes can always be brainwashed or “lose their way”, so the idea itself is not impossible, per say. I;m going to move on to who i feel these characters should be with.
Lois Lane is and will always be the perfect fit for Superman, seeing as Lois is one of the best mankind has to offer. She’s smart, witty, kind, beautiful, never compromises her morals, and will always seek the truth. Clark depends on Lois to keep him in touch with his human side and remind why he does the things he does. Being the focus of a whole world’s praise and admiration constantly, it can be overwhelming, and it can get to your head, even Superman’s, but Lois keeps him humble, yes she will praise him, but she will also get him to realize that he is not better than the masses. He is human, at heart and Lois being with him lets us know this. She keeps him grounded and when your husband is a man who can literally fly, this is an important ability. The bond that they share is something that stands the test of time, and is one of those mainstays in comics that should not be uprooted in my opinion.
Wonder Woman is another matter, she has always been a strong woman obviously, and really doesn’t need a man to really complete her or validate her existence. But if I had to choose anyone to be with Princess Dianna, I would honestly say her perfect or near perfect fit would be Batman. Bruce Wayne is a tortured soul, and sure he may have Catwoman and others, something about Dianna makes her a better fit, perhaps it’s her role as the paragon of truth and kindness, or their undeniable chemistry together. I may be making this assumption because of the Justice League television show, but I still can’t shake it. It goes back to Superman & Lois, “A God with a mortal” scenario. Even in the Blackest Night, Woman Woman is able to become a Star Sapphire partly because of her unrequited love for Bruce. And while Batman may never admit it, He knows that Dianna would be one of the few women that he would possibly hang the Cape & Cowl up for. But knowing Bruce he would most likely never do it.
Based on how these characters are and their histories, I don’t think they would actually be a good fit together. For elseworlds stories sure, but not in the main universe. Especially when there are others way better suited for those roles (Lois & Batman). But that’s just my 2 cents.