Characters from different fictional universes who would be instant best buddies.

As a result of my mother’s good influence (teaching them how to sew) and my bad influence (exposing them to comic books), my stepdaughter and my favorite niece grew up to be cosplayers. Recently they went to a convention together dressed as Power Girl and She-Hulk, respectively, which I found curious as Cinderella the Rhymer is more of a Supergirl fan. When I asked why she chose that particular El girl, she replied, “Because the point was for me and Lisel the Magnificent to be besties in costume. Power Girl and She-Hulk would be instant best friends if they ever met.”

That made a certain amount of sense to me. And it also inspires this thread. What characters from different fictional universes would be instant best friends if they somehow met. You needn’t restrict yourselves to comic book. If you want to talk about, say, Hawkeye Pierce and Greg House, or Boromir and Tonto, et cetera, that’s fine. Just remember that we’re talking about platonic friendship, not fuck buddies.

Oh, and anyone who mentions the last scene of the last episode of St. Elsewhere will be stabbed, shot, strangled, suffocated, and smothered.


Wilson from House and Sherlock Holmes (“You know, you remind me of a doctor I know”).

Well, I would think that Lorne Malvo (from Fargo S1) and The Jennings (from The Americans) could easily become best friends. But probably only after they were both retired.

Neither of them could ever afford to risk talking about their work while they were still actively working (and killing people). That would be too dangerous.

Londo (B5) and Quark (DS9).

Ivanova and Odo would commiserate, I think.

Buffy Summers and River Tam
Qui-Gon Jinn and Gandalf
C.H.O.M.P.S. and Dynomutt

Jar Jar and Neelix would be instant soul mates. And hopefully immediately tortured to death by a couple of Nausicaans.

David Addison and John McLane

Sauron and Voldemort. They would be such best buddies they could go to Jared together! Kinda warms the heart…

Surely you just. Addison would think McLane way too serious, and John would instantly peg David as the first person Hans Gruber would kill.

Hans would get along with the Sheriff of Nottingham, though. But neither would like Snape.

In conclusion, don’t make me slap you.

Captain Blood and Robin Hood.


Hudson Hawk and Korben Dallas.

The Sheriff of Nottingham and Captain LeVasseur.

Count de Monet and Hedley Lamar :smiley:

Edmond Dantes, Sir Percival Blakeney, Don Diego de la Vega, and Bruce Wayne

Bruce Wayne is unfriendable.

Clark Kent and Brit Reid

Lois Lane and Sarah Jane Smith.

Doctor Clark Savage Jr and Kim Possible.
Assuming they aren’t blood relatives already.

Xander from Buffy and Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender.