They might be super, but even our heroes face all the problems that a normal person faces. One such problem is failed marriages. Be it because one of them dies or they broke it off, heroes to have this issue. Here is a list of 9 such couples in MArvel and DC who had a really bad end to their marriages:
Nick Fury and Black Widow
There have been many women who took up the mantle of Black Widow. Here the title belongs to Monica Chang, who has been the ex-wife of the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Nick Fury. The couple also got busy and had a son too, named Julius Chang. Their marriage ended because she found out that Nick was cheating on her with her friends as well as her own mother. But it ended well for her as it was her, not Nick who became the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Aquaman and Mera
To all the fans who are familiar with the storyline, Flashpoint, this one would not be a surprise. Wonder Woman and Aquaman start an affair when Aquaman is already married to Mera, this happens and then when things go south and she is faced by Aquaman’s wife, who too has lost her senses in rage, well Wonder Woman beheads Mera and both, the Amazons and the Atlanteans go at war, taking the whole planet with them.
Black Panther and Storm
Ororo Munroe and T’Challa were childhood lovers, this was way before them becoming a member of the X-Men and Balck Panther respectively. In Avengers VS X-Men the then-married couple goes head on with each other. Panther nullifies her powers with his machinery leaving Storm pissed at him for having him made contingency plans for her.
Hank Pym and The Wasp
Hank Pym is known to have some issues when it comes to him. Be it him reinventing himself or being kicked out of the Avengers, Pym after feeling like a loser, started taking it out on the Wasp, who he used to beat. The Wasp one day stood for herself, showed the dude what he really was and eventually left him.
Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor
In this storyline, Cyclops marries a stewardess and moves to a different town. He then has a baby with her, all is going really well for the couple but when Jean returns abandons his wife and child, * as if people needed any more reasons to hate Cyclops * this then takes place, causing his wife to commit suicide and his son grows up to be Cable. What is even worse is that it wasn’t even Jean who returned, but a clone made by Mister Sinister to trick Cyclops.
Spider-Man and Mary Jane
Once, Peter had it all. Who would have ever thought that a science nerd would get a hot redhead coming up to him? He was with Mary Jane, and though the relationship had some problems, with the stillborn kid being born amongst them, or you can call it Norman Osborn bribing the nurse to say that, it was very beautiful. But it all ended when Aunt May is dying and Peter trades the existence of his marriage for Aunt May’s life with Mephisto ending everything.
Superman and Lois Lane
In the Injustice series, the Joker drugs Superman and makes her kill Lois Lane and their unborn child. Not only that he also makes him kill 5 million people in Metropolis too. When Superman regains consciousness, he is mad with rage and guilt, he then kills Joker, which leads to his fall. Post that he becomes a dictator and Batman has to bring in people from other Earths to stop Superman.
Barry Allen and Iris West
Reverse Flash did something unthinkable, killed Iris West. Barry’s eternal love. When the Flash came to know about this he was infuriated, again when he fell in love with Fiona Webb and Reverse Flash went again set to kill his future wife. This time though, he doesn’t take any of his shit and kills him.
James Gordon and Sarah Essen
Sarah Essen was James Gordon’s second wife, who was also a cop. Once, she manages to catch Joker on gunpoint, but there is an issue, that the clown prince of mayhem has dozens of infants as hostages. He then tosses an infant towards Sarah, who out of the reflex of her nature drops her gun to catch the baby. Joker then picks up the gun and shoots her in the head.