Here at Avenging Force we’re getting pretty tired of the same-old, same-old. ‘Shipper wars and “Team [Couple]!” cries are getting pretty played out, and we’re well past tired of great stories and characters getting watered down to who they might kiss at the end of the story. We’re here for great friendships–good, solid, thought-out friendships, lifelong pairings that outlast and outshine romantic interests and individual storylines. We’re here for drift compatibility.
For those not aware of what exactly drift compatibility is, we have two things to say to you: 1) Get off your ass and go see Pacific Rim, and 2) drift compatibility is when two people are innately attuned to one another. It’s not about existing relationships; you can determine the drift compatibility of two strangers by watching them interact. What it signifies is two people who are inherently comfortable with one another, that have that je ne sais quoi that makes them work better as a pair than they might individually. Drift compatible people know literally everything about each other and accept it all for what it is, no judgment, no questions–it’s literally part of the job of driving a Jaeger to see into your partner’s mind and memories.
Below we’ve come up with a few pairs from our favorite fandoms, old and new, that we think are drift compatible. Take a look at our picks and let us know what you think in the comments!
Cory Matthews and Shawn Hunter (Boy Meets World)
Jaeger Name: Helmet Hair
Colors: Black and Grey
Characteristics: No additional bells or whistles, just a solid fighter, landing punch after punch in perfect sync.
John “J.D.” Dorian and Christopher Turk (Scrubs)
Jaeger Name: Guy Love
Color: Scrubs Blue and Green
Characteristics: Hugs opponents to death with crushing arms.
Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff (Marvel Comics)
Jaeger Name: Widow Hawk
Colors: Mostly Black with Purple stripes across the shoulders and Red around around the waist and wrists.
Characteristics: Arrows deployed from mounts at the shoulder; Shock currents running around the wrists to stun their opponent.
Carol Danvers and Jessica Drew (Marvel Comics)
Jaeger Name: Princess Sparklefists
Colors: Red, Blue, and Yellow
Characteristics: Electric currents in fists for electrical punching. Propulsion systems at the feet to “fly” short distances and add power to attacks.
Clarissa Darling and Sam Anders (Clarissa Explains it All)
Jaeger Name: Window Entry
Characteristics: Retractable ladders that can be used for knocking opponents flat, emits loud guitar riffs to use as distractions.
Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck and Peregrin “Pippin” Took (Lord of the Rings)
Jaeger Name: Second Breakfast
Colors: Earth Green, Yellow, and Maroon
Characteristics: Retracts all limbs and becomes a rolling weapon to knock it’s opponents down.
Mal Reynolds and Zoe Washburne (Firefly)
Jaeger Name: Big Damn Hero (h/t to Lauren for the name)
Colors: Brown and Rust Red
Characteristics: Double pistols and a mean roundhouse punch to knock opponents flat.
Jed Bartlet and Leo McGarry (The West Wing)
Jaeger Name: Eagle Blue
Colors: Red, White, and Blue
Characteristics: Shoulder-mounted cannons that shoot book-shaped projectiles at it’s opponents.
Scott McCall and Stiles Stilinski (Teen Wolf)
Jaeger Name: Brainy Alpha
Colors: Black and Bright Blue
Characteristics: Retractable claws and fangs used to rip their opponents to shreds.
Harry Potter and Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Jaeger Name: Death Seeker
Colors: Crimson and Gold
Characteristics: Giant sword strapped across its back; signature move Hermione throwing a jab at the same time Harry surprises the opponent with an uppercut to the jaw.
Troy Barnes and Abed Nadir (Community)
Jaeger Name: Disco Spider
Colors: Patchwork Quilt
Characteristics: Turns the floor into lava and then challenges opponent to a dance-off.
Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
Jaeger Name: Outlaw Justice
Colors: Saloon-Style paint job
Characteristics: Projectiles mounted at shoulders, hips, and wrists… and swagger.