The best fictional heroes and villains are lovable, and inspire intense feelings of romance and adoration. But should they be happy in love? No, of course not — both because we want them to suffer, and because we want to see them adventuring rather than romancing. Which character do you hope never finds lasting, true love?

Please include a picture, clip, poster, comics panel, book cover or other image for your chosen character. And please mention his/her name, where he/she appears, and why you hope love forever eludes this person. Thanks!


Top image: Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Beverly, Vash, and assorted other women have been love interests for Jean-Luc, but he's way more fun to watch as a bachelor.