I am posting twice in a day because I am just sitting here. Bored. To. Death. Speaking of death... "Death can not stop True Love. All it can do is delay it for a while." This is basically the motto for all my favorites. It's called FANTASY people, roll with it.
Rory and Amy, Doctor Who.
Rory dies? Jk, it's a dream. Rory dies again and gets erased from time? Don't worry, we've got a Nestene Duplicate! Rory shoots Amy? Throw her in the Pandorica for 2,000 years- she'll be fine. They both get eaten up when the universe collapses? The Doctor exploded into the Tardis and brought them all back. Rory and Amy are alive, human, unscathed and married.
Snow White and The Prince, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Original example is relevant and original. Everyone else is just ripping them off.
Mulder and Scully, The X-Files.
Mulder is abducted and returned dead and buried and three months later they exhume him and BLAH BLAH ALIEN VIRUSES HE'S FINE! Scully rejoiced, they're reunited, that's the end of that. Three months. In a grave. Pshaw. True Love is a stronger force.
Hermione and Leontes, The Winter's Tale.
Okay, so if this isn't the most feel-good example ever I don't know what is. Reading this play or watching it, by the last scene I've got such a ridiculous grin on my face it's embarrassing.
John and Aeryn, Farscape.
So John died from radiation poisoning, saving the whole freaking universe? There is the other John, waiting patiently for her return. This one had a few more repercussions then other examples, but still. We get an epic death scene AND a happy ending, and who can argue with that?
Will and Elizabeth, PotC.
The way to saving a dying person is making him immortal. Duh.
Charlie and Claire, LOST.
So really, everyone on LOST gets rewarded with their true love despite death, and although I have qualms with many of the choices made (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) I think that Charlie and Claire was the sweetest example.
Ned and Chuck, Pushing Daisies.
Death couldn't stop them! Never. Of course now they can never touch each other... but... at least they have each other, right? RIGHT?
Buttercup and Westley, The Princess Bride.
Didn't think I'd leave this off, did ya? Their book coined the above phrase after all.
I am emotionally exhausted today. Edith Wharton's "WHY!!" endings plus Mulder's depressing return plus amazing banana cake plus running amok with Bon Iver and Tegan and Sara on Dailymotion... It's a dangerous combination.