7 Fictional Characters Who Escaped the Friend Zone

Some of the best moments on TV or in the movies is when a character you like finally hooks up with their crush after sometimes years of being stuck in the friend zone. I can't be the only one who has screamed 'KISS!!!' at a screen in my lifetime...right? Here's a looksie at 7 fictional characters who somehow managed to escape the friend zone. May it give hope to all of you dorks still letting the girls you love use you as a friend with absolutely no benefits.

Oh yeah...SPOILER ALERT! 

 

Ron Weasley

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I kind of always thought Harry would hook up with Hermione, but obviously JK Rowling knows better than me, because I love Hermione and Ron together!  Harry can have his boring life with boring Ginny Weasley and their three offspring. I personally blame her for the horrible sounding name given to their middle child (ALBUS SEVERUS!?!) I would totally watch a spin-off series focused on Ron and Hermione, as long as it focused on Ron's stupidity and Hermione's priceless eyerolls.  I don't know how much Weasley sexy time I can handle. Especially if he calls his penis Weasley Junior.

 

Chandler Bing--Friends

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Everyone always focuses on Ross and Rachel, but I think they had as many haters as they did supporters. (TEAM JOEY 4eva!!!  JK) But I'm pretty sure everyone was down with Chandler and Monica finally hooking up. I mean not only does Chandler give hope to guys in the friend zone, he give hope to dorky guys everywhere who have the misfortune of competing for a girl with an uber-hunk like Tom Selleck. That's like winning 7 consecutive Tour de France titles and never having them taken away. Sorry Lance, baby! I still believe!

 

Ron Stoppable--Kim Possible

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When I found this photo of Ron and Kim kissing (!!!!!!) it had the caption 'The best moment of everyone's childhood'.  Pretty much sums it up...amirite?  I mean seriously, Kim, what were you waiting for? Dude invented the Naco, sounds like any sane girl's dream guy!

 

J.D. --Scrubs

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OMG the back and forth with these two! All the various flings, the baby momma, the fling Elliot had with J.D.'s brother!?! I mean it must be true love if knowing that a girl is your brother's sloppy seconds, STILL isn't an instant boner killer. 

 

Peeta Mellark

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Poor Peeta! There's only one thing worse than being in the friend zone and that's being in the friend zone but having the world think that you're actually no longer in the friend zone and that you and your crush are madly in love. Luckily for Peeta, fake for the sake of survival love, turned into the real thing. Gale is totes friend zone for life. I'm pretty sure that fancy job he got in District 2 won't help take away the pain. It also won't spoon with him at night.

 

Louis Stevens

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Did anyone ever think that pretty goth girl, Tawny, would ever fall for the kind of annoying and crude Louis Stevens? I know right? That's one lucky boy! On a side note...am I the only one weirded out by watching Shia Labeouf in movies as an adult? I don't know about you, but I'm not quite prepared to see the guy who played Louis Stevens in a film called Nymphomaniac. That just doesn't sit right with my childhood.

 

Jim Halpert

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Seriously? For every guy stuck in the friend zone,  Jim Halpert is your God. Luckily it worked out for Jim, because he was so dang nice and respectful about not interfering with Pam and Roy's relationship.  It would've sucked if they never got together, like Steve Carell leaving the show kind of suck.

Who did I forget? Let me know @desijedeikin or in the comments below! 

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