Cross-Fandom Characters Who’d be Siblings

Screenshot from Avengers: Infinity War.
Although each fandom has its share of brothers and sisters, the dividing lines between franchises have prevented many sibling relationships that should have been. Here are some characters that definitely belong in the same family:

  1. Wonder Woman and Lady Sif

Not only do Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif look like sisters, but they share the same skill on the battlefield and the same passion for protecting other people. They even carry the same weapons: a sword and shield.

  1. Westley and Jack Sparrow

In The Princess Bride, Westley begins as an unassuming farm boy and ends up taking the mantle of the Dread Pirate Roberts with such gusto, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an actual pirate in the family. Although, Jack would be the awkward brother whom Westley doesn’t talk about, but demonstrates an uncanny habit of showing up at the worst times.

  1. Elrond and Spock

They may be from totally different times, places, and races, but Elrond and Spock share the same pointed ears, black hair, and affinity for calm logic. Plus, they’re also both downright scary in a fight.

  1. Mantis and Odin’s children (Hela, Thor, and Loki)

Odin’s bombshell in Thor: Ragnarok—that Thor has an older sister, and she’s intent on conquering the universe—is apt to make anyone a bit paranoid. Many fans have joked that Thor should suspect Mantis of being kin, due to her clothing’s green-and-black color scheme and her horn-like antennae (characteristics shared by Thor’s other siblings, Hela and Loki). Add these hints to Thor’s tendency to adopt everyone—even strange rabbits—and it makes total sense for Mantis to join the family.

  1. King Thranduil and Lucius Malfoy

Same long blond hair, haughty attitudes, and penchant for strutting around carrying a staff. Definitely related.

  1. Amy Pond and the Weasleys

With her bright red hair and adventurous spirit, Amy would fit right in with all the Weasley kids. In fact, I’m pretty sure that she’s a runaway Weasley, and Molly is going to have her head when she finally comes back home. In the meantime, Amy is no doubt grateful that an owl carrying a Howler hasn’t found its way to the T.A.R.D.I.S.

  1. Lance and Sokka

Lance of Voltron: Legendary Defender and Sokka of Avatar: The Last Airbender are both lovable goofballs who provide comic relief for their comrades. However, they also have unexpected depths and prove themselves to be vital members of their respective teams. They even share a habit of falling for princesses: Lance for Allura and Sokka for Yue. (At least Allura didn’t turn into the Moon.)

Who would you add to this list?

Caitlin Eha

Caitlin Eha

Contributing Writer at Area of Effect magazine
A published writer and aspiring novelist, Caitlin can usually be found with her head in the clouds and her heart in a faraway land. When she isn’t devouring a new favourite book or feverishly writing one of her own, she enjoys archery, cosplaying, jewelry making, and time with her Lord.
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