: Crossover relationships: Match five characters with their soulmates - from another fandom.
Ooh!1. Alec (Swordspoint)/Marian (Robin Hood 2006).
Alec desperately, desperately wants to protect the women in his life. Unusually for a male (anti-)hero, he does that by giving them tools to defend themselves
rather than doing it directly. He failed with his sister Janine, so he forces Janine's daughter Katherine to take fencing lessons (and before long Katherine's protecting other women herself). He can't sponsor Flavia's education openly any more, so he founds a scholarship/mathematics chair for women.
Marian - you see where I'm going with this - is an explicitly feminist kick-arse swordswoman. Alec would love her. Marian would initially be infuriated by his attitude (because, let's face it, Alec's a bastard), but she'd probably end up seeing his hidden depths. She did with Robin, after all. I
can't see Robin's hidden depths. Also, she'd probably be thrown off by the fact of his agreeing with her and not patronising her (well, not more than he normally would).
The only fly in the ointment is that Marian's as manipulative as hell and Alec needs a straight-shooter. Hmmmm.2. John Hilliard (Strange Meeting)/Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket).
He's an emotionally-repressed WWI soldier with a dysfunctional family and a lost love. She's an almost pathologically kind-hearted teenage girl with a talent for getting along with almost everybody. Hilliard kind of makes me think of Hatori in the same situation: completely closed-off to any kind of emotional support (not that he's getting it anyway) until he meets this one
person. Tohru would be amazing at getting Hilliard to open up - think of how Hatori, Kureno and Yuki (all repressive types) respond to her. And he's a solicitous friend, even if he's not particularly good at helping. He'd look after her in the way she needs, which is that she works too hard and someone has to make her stop.3. The Doctor (Doctor Who)/Miles Vorkosigan (the Vorkosigan books).
Because they're both hyperactive, they both have the same method of procedure (make it up as you go along) and they both tend to take command by virtue of sheer arrogance. They also both have insanely loyal followers who frequently fall in love with them; the only difference is that Miles has more. Then again, the Doctor has quality-control. If they ever met, they'd likely be annoyed to death by each other. The Doctor would have an especially strong reaction: "You're a soldier
?!" If Miles were a companion, he would probably attempt to change his own timeline. The Doctor might throw a fit like he did with Adam in "The Long Game"; possibly Miles would manage to charm his way out of it. Really, Miles is more likely to end up as a Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart figure:
"Oh, you're back? Where've you been? I saved the universe five times
while you were gone, you idiot!"
The Doctor would quickly start referring to Ivan as "that-idiot-Ivan" and it would infuriate Miles because hey, it's not like the Doctor's family
. Only family (and the rest of the galaxy) get to call Ivan that.
...I bet the Doctor has a massive geeky historical crush on Cordelia, though. Like he did on Madame de Pompadour. And he'd keel over dead if she actually asked him to tea
, omg. And Cordelia would so have the Doctor's number within five seconds of meeting him.4. Sansa Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)/Katherine Talbert (The Privilege of the Sword).
Basically, Katherine is the knight of Sansa's dreams. I don't say Katherine's fencing foil would be much use against, say, Gregor, but she could totally take Littlefinger. And Katherine has experience defending rape victims. The Swordsman's Tragedy
is exactly the sort of tosh Sansa would love; Katherine adores it. It would be Katherine/Artemisia all over again, but playing for higher stakes.5. Count D (Petshop of Horrors)/Cain Hargreaves (Count Cain).
It was a match made in heaven (Cain is clearly a cat in human form, from D's shop, given as a present from Alexis to Augusta) right up until the point where D discovered Cain was testing his poisons on animals. So he gave him a puppy, the sweetest dog in the world, who adored Cain and learnt to untie his shoelaces and snuffled at Cain's hands and licked his face when he was sad. And then the puppy grew up and turned out to be a rottweiler. Cain redeemed himself, though, when he decided he loved the dog regardless, and D gave him back his puppy. I am aware that this sounds crazy to anyone who doesn't know both fandoms, by the way. Very, very aware.