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Character Crossovers We're Dying to See

Character Crossovers We're Dying to See

By Melissa Albert

Watching a villainous Benedict Cumberbatch stalk around the Enterprise in Star Trek Into Darkness made us happy, and watching him go head to head with Chris Pine's hotheaded (and hot) Captain Kirk made us happier. But you know what would make us happiest? Watching Cumberbatch's Sherlock face off against Spock, in a battle of coldblooded logic! Admit it: you've dreamed about it, too. Here are some of our other dream character crossovers:

Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire) in Lord of the Flies. Just picture it: a plane crashes on an island, killing all adults aboard. The only survivors? A ragtag crew of evacuating British schoolboys...and Joffrey Baratheon. "I'm the king! Give me the conch and do what I say! I'M THE KING," he'd squeal impotently, before being used as bait to catch a wild boar for dinner. Joffrey would die faster than poor Piggy.

Harriet the Spy in Pride and Prejudice. The Bennet sisters could use a fearless little spy on their side when it comes to expediting their slow-motion romances. "This is Harriet, our prosperous cousin from, er, the...hill country. Yes, the hill country!" they'd say, before sending Harriet and her spy notebook off to trail Bingley's nasty sisters, and of course the nefarious Wickham. Harriet could help them shave months off of their courtship times with her dispatches from behind enemy lines. And perhaps her detailed accounting of Wickham's slovenly, gambling ways would put Lydia off the whole elopement thing altogether. Though we're not counting on it.

The Doctor (Doctor Who) in The Hunger Games. Wouldn't the Doctor touching down in Panem and putting an end to the Hunger Games make for a killer episode of Doctor Who?

Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby) in Little House on the Prairie. We want to see a disheveled Daisy try to keep her silks from wilting while she's mucking out a pigsty. Jazz-age lit's most arrogant sweetheart will learn humility fast when the most fun to be had within 50 miles is found in a button string. "What's so great about a button string?" she'll ask Laura. "It's a string. With buttons on it," Laura will respond incredulously, unimpressed by this glittery interloper who screams every time she catches a glimpse of the headcheese.

Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation) in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Holly Golightly will try her usual manic pixie dream girl act on Swanson, who will remain unmoved.  "Look at your life," he'll say, cutting into a large porterhouse at the fancy New York restaurant Holly's camped out at, waiting to meet an eligible man. "Look at your choices. And look at the marbling on this fine piece of steak. Now leave me alone, you bore me."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Twilight. Heh.

What character crossover are you crossing your fingers for?

Topics: Books
Tags: books, books we love, lord of the flies, pride and prejudice, the hunger games, fictional characters, game of thrones, star trek into darkness

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Melissa Albert

Melissa Albert reads books, worries about other people’s dogs (they look thirsty), and eats horrible candy for fun and profit. When not wearing her extremely tasteful Sparkitor hat, she’s an editor for the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. You can find her on Twitter @mimi_albert, or in the hot pretzel section of your local cafeteria.

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