Yes I said 'boyfriends'. And no, I'm not a total playa, I don't cheat. I haven't led a life of passionate intrigue, using men at will and throwing them away in favor of a new romance when finished. Although that does sound like fun.
You see, the boyfriends I'm talking about don't really exist.
But before you cluck your tongue in dismay and think "aww poor thing", keep in mind you've been there. I don't care how old or young you are, married or single, you've had crushes on characters that didn't exist outside of a book or a movie, sometimes both. I've seen many a lady in my time lust over Edward and Christian from the Twilight Series and 50 Shades respectively. Not me of course, I have taste, but they did. And it's not just the ladies. Guys drool over hot chicks all the time. And no boys, Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn will never be yours. Sorry. Not Sorry.
So in honor of Valentine's Day, I present to you: Cheryl's List of Odd Fictional Crushes. I've already discussed my love for Cyan from Final Fantasy but here are the others. Enjoy.
Mark Hamill/Luke Skywalker - The names were pretty much interchangeable when I was a kid and I'm pretty sure Mark/Luke may have been my first real crush. At the very least I remember playing Barbie with my best friend and my doll regularly going steady with him. My friend's, on the other hand, was always torn between John Schneider and Scott Baio. I definitely made the wiser choice.
Vampire Hunter D - I dunno....maybe it's the hair, maybe it's the wicked sword, maybe it's the fact that he's a goddamn vampire hunter, but Vampire Hunter D, the title character of one of the few animes I'll watch, is just awesome and I'll forever love him. Badassery never looked so damn cool.
Ra's Al Ghul - Not the movie one, although Liam Neeson is certainly nice to look at. I mean Batman: The Animated Series' Ra's Al Ghul. I don't even know why, since he's evil, balding and creepy. Maybe it was his body. Or the fact that he had the voice of David Warner. And who could resist the voice of David Warner? Just try. I dare you.
There are others (there are always others) and granted I don't live forever in a dream. After all, you do need to dip your toes in real life from time to time. But it's fun to imagine things that could never be, just in case the world gets to be too much to handle. Another bonus? If you get into a fight with a fictional boyfriend, you win the argument. Every. Damn.Time.
So, since we all know we have them, what are some of your fictional loves?