Questionable Friday: Ginger Lotharios

As long as I keep getting questions, I'll keep questionably answering them. Martin S. came at me with a couple of questions, and I'm going to answer one, just not the one he thinks I'll be addressing: "Archie? The only ginger in history who has two girls fighting over him?" First of all, that's racist, Martin. But it did make me think. In geek-related fiction, there's no question that female redheads are all of the sexy, but male redheads are more rare and less likely to be romantic leads. A major double-standard. HAS Archie Andrews, in fact, cornered the market?

Almost. I HAVE come up with a couple of possible alternatives, though some of my first ideas led up blind alleys. Buffy's Willow, for example, might have been a cheap way out of the question, but I don't remember Tara's "claim" being challenged by another girl. Instead, we turn to Marvel Comics where there are a couple of viable candidates. Like Starfox, for example.
Ok, maybe you think it doesn't count because this Titan, real name Eros, has some kind of love power going for him. But in Dan Slott's second She-Hulk series, Jen Walters had to defend him from allegations of sexual assault, even though the female population of New York was kind of on his side already.
A riot didn't quite break out, and when She-Hulk discovered her own dalliance with Starfox was... shall we say, suspect, she tried to end of erotic reign through draconian measures.
That's not what you call fighting OVER someone. So ok, maybe not Starfox. Well, how about Marvel's highest-profile male ginger, Daredevil? He's had many romantic entanglements over the years. Have any of them overlapped? I think so, or else why is Karen Page making the Black Widow cry?
In a recent Black Widow story, she fought Elektra over something else, but don't tell me that's not the subtext here.
So that's my pick for Most Eligible Ginger Bachelor.
Take a number, girls. And try not to end up on the wrong end of a sai.


Martin Léger said...

What about the stud that is Geo-Force!?

Siskoid said...

I do not understand that sentence.

SallyP said...



But Guy Gardner? Rowwwrrr!

CalvinPitt said...

Hmm, Shatterstar's a redhead, right? Has he ever had two prospective love interests fight over him at once?

I seem to recall Sgt. Rock did pretty well with the ladies back in the day, though with all the moving around through Europe there weren't many long-term relationships.

Eric TF Bat said...

Wally West. That is all you need to know.

Siskoid said...

Who are the 2+ girls fighting over him?

LiamKav said...

The 50% of internet fangirls that arne't fighting over Dick Grayson and Bucky Barnes?

Siskoid said...

I guess I wasn't thinking meta.


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