Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Opposites Attract: 20+ Character Duos for Dark Fiction


It is no secret that Friction creates great Fiction. So, choosing a hero and a heroine from the opposite sides of the spectrum makes for the best heart rending stories. I've listed here some possible opposites for those Read in the Dark couples, though they can also be used for hero and villain combinations. Note: Genders are interchangeable.



20+ Opposites that Attract:

Bad Boy/Good Girl - 
This one is a classic, Byronic or Anti-Hero/Damsel, a similar combo is Jaded/Innocent

Master/Servant

Mad/Sane

Passivist/Warrior-
Similar combos are Nun/Knight, Nurse/Soldier

Holy/Sinner-
Includes Angel/Demon and Priest/Witch

Believer/Non-Believer
A similar combo is Psychic or Magical/Skeptic

Law/Criminal
Includes Warden or Jailer/Prisoner

Criminal/Victim

Beast or Creature/Human

Doctor or Nurse/Patient

Magical/Illusionist or Charlatan

Life/Death
Includes Death and the Maiden, Hades/Persephone and Ghost/Living

Couples from feuding families

Different Classes
Includes Ethnicity, Religion, Rich/Poor, Nobility/Peasant

Sexual Taboo couples
Old/Young, Incestual

Spy or Clandestine/Journalist

Politician/Revolutionist

Professor/Student

Bounty Hunter or Hit Man/Contract or Target

Creator/Creation


What other ones can you think of? Do you have a favorite Dark Duo that you read or write a lot about? This is just a jumping off spot, dive into your imagination and let me know what you find in the comments below.

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