Lesbian Couples In Comics

Though the comic world seems to be dominated by muscles and superpowers, lesbian couples in comics are more prominent than you may have thought.

Though it's often considered to be a male-dominated scene filled with characters that are super manly men, the comic book scene is surprisingly friendly towards women and LGBTQIA people. In fact, the comic book industry has been featuring gay characters for decades - long before gay characters were introduced to mainstream TV shows. 

Some of the biggest names in comic book history are women who prefer the company of women, and they have been regularly featured as couples with other women as parts of canon storylines. As a result, there've been quite a few lesbian couples in comics over the years. 

These lesbian couples have made major waves when they first appeared - and they continue to be remembered for their awesome relationships today. 

Renee Montoya and Batwoman

Batwoman and Renee Montoya by Kate Kane 

Renee Montoya is a Gotham police officer who fell hard for Batwoman the moment that she pulled her over. (Yes, that's how they met.) Eventually, she, much like her girlfriend at the time, ends up becoming a super heroine who fights crime via her alter ego name, The Question. 

The two had an extremely passionate relationship, and even fought together in a number of different comic book series. The two were supposed to get married, however DC pulled that storyline without explaining why. 

To this day, Renee and Batwoman make one of the most famous lesbian couples in comics — and their fans are still furious about the cancelled storyline. 

Scandal Savage and Knockout

Knockout x Scandal Savage by OrbitalWings

Scandal Savage is the badass daughter of super villain Vandal Savage - and like her father, she stays on the wrong side of the law. She regenerates, fights using arm-mounted blades, and generally is a total hardcore killer. 

During her exploits, she fell in love with a hard-hitting fellow super villain by the name of Knockout. The two were inseparable, despite Vandal Savage attacking Knockout as a warning of what would happen if she didn't provide an heir for him. 

Scandal really, truly loved Knockout. Their relationship was one that was marked by multiple attacks on Knockout... and eventually one of those attacks succeeded in killing her. 

Scandal, depressed and distraught by her lover's death, eventually found herself in a strip club where she met a stripper who bore a striking resemblance to her late love - Liana Kerzner. The two ended up becoming lovers later on, perhaps suggesting that Scandal never really got over the death of her love. 

Karolina Dean and Julie Power

Considering that X-Men was actually a longterm allegory for the way that people treated the LGBTQIA community, it comes as no surprise that there have been quite a few lesbian relationships throughout the course of this comic series. 

One of the more recent relationships would be the one between X-Men Academy stars Karolina Dean and Julie Power. Julie Power herself is bisexual, while Karolina Dean is only interested in the ladies. Their relationship seems fairly happy so far, but who knows what drama writers will add in later?

Mystique and Destiny

Perhaps one of the oldest lesbian couples in comics would have to be Mystique's relationship with the blind psychic, Destiny. When the two met back in 1900, Mystique was a detective who enlisted the help of Destiny to solve cases and see what the future holds... and they quickly fell in love. 

Mystique and Destiny were one of the most steady lesbian couples in comics, and their relationship has long been the subject of plots. Though they did have "on again, off again" tendencies, comics made it very clear that the duo really loved one another - and they even had an adopted daughter by the name of Rogue. 

The two were together until Destiny died of old age, with Mystique extremely distraught over her death. 

Donner and Blitzen

Not to be confused with the Santa Claus reindeer, Donner and Blitzen were members of the Shadow Cabinet when they first met. Blitzen's superpower was to run faster than the speed of light, and Donner's power was found in her super strength. 

Their powers worked well together - and so did their minds. Eventually they both had a change of heart, and ended up becoming superheroes rather than super villains. 

They look so darned cute together!

Phyla-Vell and Moondragon

Phyla-Vell, as a Guardian of the Galaxy, loves seeing people who are selfless. Moondragon's selflessness is what drew Phyla-Vell to her, and it didn't take long before the two became romantically linked rather quickly.

The dynamic duo is one of the best lesbian couples in comics. They went on several major missions together and worked tirelessly to save alien worlds in a number of different comic series. That being said, there are plenty of shots of them embracing one another, so it's clear that the romance is still very much alive between the two of them.  

Or, at least it would be. Technically, Phyla-Vell died. 

Thunder and Grace Choi

Thunder is one of Black Lightning's daughters, and like her father, she's a superhero through and through. When she first joined the Outsiders, she had a major problem with a super heroine by the name of Grace Choi. Despite a very awkward, rough start, Thunder ended up having a lesbian relationship with Grace. 

After Grace and Thunder got to know one another, they soon realized they weren't so different after all. They then ended up dating, and comics have them continuing that to today. According to comic book resources, the happy couple has been living together for quite a while.

Not all lesbian couples in comics have tragic endings — and they're proof of it. 

Rose Quartz and Pearl

One of the newest television shows and comic books to feature LGBTQ relationships is Steven Universe. It may be one of the most liberal as well when it comes to spotlighting it. 

One of the most obvious lesbian couples in comics featuring the Crystal Gems would have to be Rose Quartz and Pearl. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most unhealthy couplings out there. 

Pearl was totally enamored with Rose Quartz - to the point that she rebelled against The Great Diamond Authority in order to be with her forever. She also became Rose Quartz's knight and trained herself for battle, despite being created to be a servant. 

When Rose Quartz chose a human male over Pearl, Pearl never fully seemed to recover. Even after Rose Quartz died, Pearl still blamed Greg Universe for her death - and sang about her struggle moving on in the song, "It's Over, Isn't It?"

Though their relationship isn't necessarily the healthiest, it's hard to deny that love is really there. 

Ruby and Sapphire

The longer Steven Universe runs, the more you'll notice that it's a franchise that features tons of lesbian couples in comics — as well as throughout the TV series. In fact, it's considered to be one of the most LGBTQ-friendly franchises currently hosted on Cartoon Network. 

The other main sapphic duo to star in Steven Universe would be Ruby and Sapphire. Ruby was a lowly soldier who was sent to protect the rare, upper-class Sapphire who was visiting Blue Diamond when they first met. After Rose Quartz and Pearl launched a quick attack, the two accidentally fused together in front of Blue Diamond's Royal Court. 

Since it's a major taboo for gems of different kinds to fuse together, Blue Diamond ordered Ruby's death - and Sapphire wasn't having it. They both ended up running away to Earth, falling in love, and fusing together into one person named Garnet. 

Realizing that gem society wouldn't let them ever be together, the two joined Rose Quartz in the rebellion as Crystal Gems... and they're still together - literally!

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