Character Crossovers We’re Dying to See

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Meet Twilight

Watching a villainous Benedict Cumberbatch stalk around the Enterprise in Star Trek Into Darkness made me happy, and watching him go head to head with Chris Pine’s hotheaded Captain Kirk made me happier. But you know what would make me happiest? Seeing Cumberbatch’s Sherlock face off against Spock, in a battle of coldblooded logic! Admit it: you’ve dreamed about it, too. Here are a few more 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, before being used as bait to catch a wild boar for dinner. Joffrey would die faster than Piggy.

Harriet the Spy in Pride and PrejudiceThe 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 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.

Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby) in Little House on the PrairieWe 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 the glittery interloper who screams every time she catches a glimpse of the headcheese.

Ron Swanson (Parks & Recreation) in Breakfast at Tiffany’sHolly 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’s your dream character crossover?

  • Joel Cunningham

    I’d say you were right on with Buffy in Twilight, but given her history, she’d probably just wind up snogging Edward.

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  • Nitehawk

    Harriet the Spy… why would a print copy and electronic copy cost the same? Just picked as example. I think even with the govt suit. There is an evident pricing problem with electronic publication. Another irritating situation is the exclusion of Nook and Nook Books when advertising cupons and discounts.

  • Paul T. Gaston

    Carter Kane of Disney Hyperion’s The Kane Chronicles series crossing dimensions into the universe of Disney Hyperion’s Artemis Fowl series.

  • Chris Hamel

    Joffrey Baratheon from Game of Thrones meets the White Witch from Narnia!

  • Tikatu

    Not exactly a battle of logic, but there’s been a little Sherlock vs. Spock (with a touch of The Doctor for good measure) in a web comic named “Ensign Two: The Wrath of Sue!”

  • Htom_Sirveaux

    Buffy vs. Edward? Been done:

  • Shauna Force

    I would like to see Hazel Grace from TFIOS tell off Bella Swan for how awful and selfish she is. Bella is horrible to her parents, and a terminal cancer patient might have the right kind of perspective she needs to show a little gratitude.

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