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We all like romance, well most of us do. Every book we read has tints of romance, at least in its backdrop. While just roses and butterflies come across our minds at the thought of romance, there are characters who take it to the next level and make their stories much of a controversial subject.
Such pairs who have had dark, twisted and weird romantic relationships are listed below. Just the top 7, don’t you worry!
Note: SPOILER ALERT
1. Game of Thrones - Cersei and Jamie Lannister
While Game of Thrones portrays incest among many clans, Cersei and Jamie are definite special editions.
We all know that Cersei and Jamie Lannister have an illicit romantic relationship since childhood. Infact, all three children of Cersei are products of their incestuous relationship. Their love is so ‘pure’ that Jamie makes sure to clean up Cersei everytime she is carrying a Baratheon kid inside her.
When Cersie says,’Jamie and I are more than brother and sister, we shared a womb, came into this world together, we belong together,’ it is quite evident that these two do not just have some dark twisted relationship, but they equally have good amount of twisted minds as well.
These two have no limits when it comes to keeping their relationship safe. They plan murders of anyone who gets on their way, even if it is a kid. Pretty dark minds.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange
Though we do not have much details to the relationship of these two in the book, when Delphi reveals about herself being a product of their affair, I couldn’t imagine any relationship that could be more dark and twisted. Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix are two true forms of evil and these two together would have the darkest ambitions and desires on earth. I am grateful I did not have to read much on these guys romancing with their malicious thoughts, ‘coz its enough of a shocker already.
Fifty Shades of Grey - Christian and Anastasia Steele
While there are plenty of Fifty Shades fans out there, I think we all should accept an universal truth, that Christian and Ana do have a dark and very twisted relationship.
First of all, why would any girl in her senses allow herself to be tortured by some psychopath who is obsessed about having Dominant/Submissive relationship, unless and until she has the very same obsession (which is highly unlikely). I do understand that its tempting when some hot guy showers you with supercool Macbook and Audi surprises, not to forget his private jet, but when considering the possibilities of being chained/handcuffed/hanged/hit with belts, I would prefer to keep myself safe with my own second-hand goodies. This guy not just has an elegant playroom to torture you, he also has his own sick rules and makes you sign contracts and NDA on it.
I am just wondering why would Ana even go near this mysterious, selfish, obsessive stalker when she is absolutely sure of being the receptor of pain and suffering.
Oh God, these guys end up marrying each other.
Twilight- Bella and Edward
When I read Fifty shades first, I found it pretty similar to Twilight. An innocent girl who volunteers herself to be tortured by a controlling monster.
Again, which girl in her senses would fall in love with a vampire who badly wants to drink her blood. Not just that, Bella is unhappy with Edward’s controls in place, presents herself to Edward’s family, who are a bunch of vegetarian vampires and is constantly in search of trouble. Why!? I mean, even if he is like super-gorgeous and irresistible, can’t we just look at this hot vampire’s Facebook picture whenever we want and just get over with it. Why risk your life?
Okay, thats why these guys are in the books and me on the other side reading it. I totally get it.
Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street - Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett
Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street includes a romantic sub-plot between Sweeney Todd himself and Mrs. Lovett amidst multiple themes against the backdrop of dark London streets. Sweeney Todd while keeps killing people through his barber shop in upstairs, Mrs. Lovett uses the victim’s flesh to make meat pies and sells them downstairs.
I believe it is pretty extreme to fall for a person who is nothing but a monster (whatever his reasons maybe). Considering the fact that Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney Todd are equally insane, her death in Sweeney’s hands is quite inevitable.
Lolita- Humbert and Dolores
Lolita, a famous novel notable for its controversial subject, deals with the obsession of a middle-aged man, Humbert on a 12-year-old girl, Dolores Haze. The plot revolves around his erotic motives and the steps he takes to have sex with Dolores. Humbert agrees to marry Charlotte, Dolores’ mother for the sake of staying close to Dolores and records his molestation thoughts on a journal. After Charlotte’s timely death, Humbert tricks Dolores to have sex with him and continues to get sexual favours from her, until she escapes from him one day. Till the end, Humbert seems to be totally obsessed and in love with Dolores (aren’t both the same?).
Humbert indeed is ready to commit murders just to stay close to Dolores. Dolores comes across as an ignorant girl who falls for this old man’s tricks. Anyhow, its pretty gross to imagine them together.
This book is filled with a deep, dark subject and Humbert really has a twisted mind, for no one else in the right mind would be so determined so much to molest a 12-year-old girl.
My Absolute Darling - Martin and Turtle
This book portrays a glimmer of hope in the life of a girl who is surviving an abusive father. But why should she even cope up with so much suffering, when she can step out in the first place (she is pretty good with guns). Martin is portrayed as a tough, depraved man who trains his daughter with guns and also abuses her. While one would prefer to escape from such abuse, Turtle withstands everything. Isn’t that what we call love? Though she has these eventual moments of self discovery, that was definitely some dark and twisted relationship between a father and daughter. Ahem!