They are the ones who fight the villains for them, they are the ones who go against their loved ones for them, they are the ones who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the woman of their dreams, only in reality they end up as their “Best Friend”. These famous fictional men have been attacked by the very fatal FRIENDZONE. So if you happen to have experienced this painful phase, have a look, maybe you’ll find some solace!
1. Legolas Greenleaf: The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring
He was rich, she was poor. She was not nobility, and was well aware that she couldn't make an acceptable bride for Legolas. So she made a smart move to repel all feelings romantic, leaving Legolas friendzoned much before the concept was even invented!
2. Joey Tribbiani: FRIENDS
The makers of FRIENDS were really unfair when it came to Joey's love life. Imagine the most adorable guy who was always a hit with the girls fell in love only once! And that girl happened to be Rachel, who could never let go of her LOBSTER!
3. Jacob Black: The Twilight Saga
Between the wolf and the vampire, Bella cold-bloodedly went for the Greek God Edward instead of our beloved shaggy dog! Looks, riches, maturity and love, Edward was the obvious choice but the heartbreak Jake dealt with after Bella refused to choose him, won him so many "Awws", that even Stephanie Meyer arranged for a Bella lookalike, aka Bella's daughter for him.
4. Jack Sparrow: Pirates of the Caribbean
It wasn't really clear whether Jack Sparrow's light banter around Elizabeth Swann had real romantic inclinations, but hey hey! In a movie like Pirates when the protagonist is all gaga about the lady but some random guy (Orlando Bloom is not so random but still) swoops in and pulls her away, your heart does leap out towards the oh-so-good-lookin' Captain Sparrow!
5. Peter Parker: Spiderman
When we talk superheroes, Spiderman too hasn't been very lucky with his lady love MJ who flit away to Harry Osbourne who, ironically, was also his best friend! *face palm now isn't it, poor spidey!*
6. Bruce Wayne: The Dark Knight
Batman might be the symbol all things classy and cool, but even this self-made superhero couldn't escape the friendzone when it came to reality. Rachel chose the benevolent White Knight Harvey Dent over her childhood love Bruce Wayne. May not be totally justified, but well, she had her reasons!
7. Ser Jorah Mormont: Game of Thrones
Khal Drogo and then Daario Naharis! Ser Jorah had absolutely no chance with the Khaleesi come what may. And we say that as past tense 'cause with the Greyscale, any possibility of him hooking up with the Dragon Mother now seems zero.
8. Severus Snape: Harry Potter
The mother of all 'friendly sob stories' will ALWAYS be Snape’s! To put it crudely, Harry's mom went for the school stud and ditched her ugly duckling bestie for James Potter! But jokes apart, Snape will be used as an example for generations to come as the epitome of He-Wasn’t-The-One-For-Her even though he loved her with all his heart!
Well our heart really goes out these poor guys who could very well have been! Also to the million other guys-next-door who got stuck too…
Here’s a peppy song by Frostmatic to help your heart heal!