This couple’s relationship inspirations meme originally belongs to MelSpyRose and is dedicated to all the wonderful shippers, partisans, and loyalists of the following couples: Inuyasha x Ayame or InuAya, Eric x Taylor or Quantum Eagle, Leo x Maya or The Tribal Lions, Andros x Ashley or The Space Rangers in Love, Superman x Wonder Woman or The Ultimate DC Power Couple, Ka-Zar x Shanna or The Savage Lands Power Couple, Ryu x Chun-Li or RyuLi, and Ken x Cammy or Kenammy. Sit back, relax, and revel in how Inuyasha and Ayame obtain their inspiration from seven mighty power couples.
It is common knowledge that Inuyasha x Ayame has been my OTP ever since I was a teenager, and I still love it ever since despite canon dictating otherwise and despite fun-sucking canon Nazis rubbing it in my face that Inuyasha x Ayame will never happen. Oh, believe me, I have had to deal with those cultish crackheads on multiple occasions. However, I am not here to conduct threnodic jeremiads on those hellions, let alone deal with the farces of relationships both Inuyasha and Ayame found themselves in. I am here to present seven couples that inspire how I perceive Inuyasha and Ayame to be as a power couple themselves. Inuyasha and Ayame may look gorgeously sexy together to anybody willing enough to open their minds to the possibility of pairing them together. However, looking gorgeous is just the teeny-tiny tip of the iceberg for this power couple, for Inuyasha has the mightily magnificent muscles of steel to be the super strong Alpha Male that he is, and Ayame has her furiously fierce fists and feet of iron to demolish even the toughest of solid materials. Therefore, Inuyasha and Ayame are indestructible together.
As for the seven couples that inspire Inuyasha x Ayame or InuAya in my AU headcanon, what would happen if you combine three Red Ranger x Yellow Ranger couples, two superhero couples, and two fighting video couples and place them in a blender? You would find yourself having an exciting burst of high-octane action, healthy sexual tension, and the insurmountable willpower to tackle any and every challenge present, which are the hallmarks of Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s dynamics as a couple. Inuyasha has Eric’s headstrong nature, Leo’s virile heroism, Andros’s absolute intolerance for fakeness, Superman’s godly super strength, Ka-Zar’s wild brawn, Ryu’s indomitable fighting spirit, and Ken’s tough outspokenness rolled into one manly package, with Superman, Ka-Zar, Ryu, and Ken willing to help Inuyasha reach his muscular potential in his physicality. Ayame has Taylor’s toughness, Maya’s love for nature, Ashley’s compassion, Wonder Woman’s valor, Shanna’s sensuality, Chun-Li’s justness, and Cammy’s determination. Altogether, their inspirations make Inuyasha and Ayame a power couple worth encouraging.
Before dealing with the Power Ranger couples that inspire Inuyasha x Ayame, Eric Myers x Taylor Earhardt from Time Force and Wild Force respectively, Leo Corbett x Maya or Mirinoi from Lost Galaxy, and Andros of KO-35 x Ashley Hammond from In Space, I would like to bring up Inuyasha as the Red Ranger and Ayame as the Yellow Ranger. If you have been following my Mighty Morphin Inurangers AU headcanon, you will know that I obviously assigned Inuyasha to be the Red Ranger and Ayame to be the Yellow Ranger because the former is the choleric yet hot-blooded leader while the latter is an athletic tomboy heroine. The obvious choices for Inuyasha to be modeled after are Jason Lee Scott from Seasons 1 to 2 and Tommy Oliver during his White Ranger tenure from Seasons 2 to 3 because Jason has the original leader status, while Tommy has the greatest ranger of all time status. Ayame’s, on the other hand, are Trini Kwan from Seasons 1 to 2 and Aisha Campbell from Seasons 2 to 3 because she does possess Trini’s fighting spirit interspersed with her compassionate heart plus Aisha’s headstrong sass and determination.
In terms of emulating Power Ranger couples from the Saban/Fox Kids Era, Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s best choices, given their respective Red and Yellow Ranger roles, are Eric x Taylor, Leo x Maya, and Andros x Ashley. Eric’s and Taylor’s fiery brand of belligerent sexual tension, military expertise, and strong will to challenge each other, not just themselves, are what make them an exemplary power couple in the militaristic sense. Leo’s and Maya’s bond may be reminiscent of John Smith and Pocahontas from Disney’s Pocahontas, given the appeal of having a valiant soldier hooking up with a nature-loving jungle girl or even a gender-inverted Tarzan and Jane from Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan novels, but there is genuine warmth and allegiance between the Red and Yellow Galaxy Rangers when they are together. As for Andros and Ashley, they are compassionately profound understanding plus tenderly loving care incarnate because they can see the best in each other and encourage each other to be the best versions of themselves. Therefore, these three Red Ranger x Yellow Ranger romances are what Inuyasha and Ayame embody the most.
Superhuman strength, scintillating sex appeal, and spicy stamina are what define Superman x Wonder Woman and Ka-Zar x Shanna as superhero power couples. Superman x Wonder Woman represents the Olympic-level strength and stamina necessary for overcoming felons and looking mythically amazing doing so, while Ka-Zar x Shanna represents the wilder, more feral, and exotic side of being a power couple complete with raw athleticism and loads of jungle steaminess. Individually, Superman and Ka-Zar would inspire Inuyasha to build a lot more muscle with their intensive mega-Olympian workouts for him to attain the muscular Herculean body necessary to entice Ayame. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman and Shanna would work on Ayame’s athleticism and combat prowess to get her punches, kicks, and grapples in gear for her dearest husband Inuyasha. As couples, there is no doubt that Superman and Wonder Woman would inspire them to move mountains, and Ka-Zar and Shanna would inspire them to wrestle lion demons, but both superhero couples would instill justice, solidarity, and protection into their every being.
Martial arts prowess is vital, considering that Inuyasha is a mightily muscular champion in Pankration and Ayame is a fearlessly fierce prizewinner in Kyuk Too Ki. Therefore, Inuyasha and Ayame have two Street Fighter couples they can look up to in the forms of Ryu Hoshi x Chun-Li and Ken Masters x Cammy White. The yokai couple can thoroughly admire Ryu’s and Chun-Li’s undeterred sense of allegiance and duty as well as Ken’s and Cammy’s unapologetic embodiment of perseverance and enjoying every challenge they find themselves in. Most of all, Inuyasha and Ayame can incorporate Ryu’s and Chun-Li’s unconditional love and respect for each other with Ken’s and Cammy’s exciting sexual tension to spice up their own relationship, thus making sure that every night spent after giving their opponents a good thrashing is full of spicy excitement. In terms of combat prowess, Ryu and Ken would inspire Inuyasha to not only stay physically strong but also mentally focused. Chun-Li and Cammy would ensure that Ayame maintains honor, courage, determination, and perseverance as a warrior and as an overall person.
Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s unbreakable brand of romantic intimacy is never one to be trivialized, let alone underestimated. Thanks to the many power couples who have inspired them to be this formidable and unfettered, Inuyasha and Ayame prove themselves to be the couple who will never throw the towel even when the odds are not in their favor. Eric’s and Taylor’s military toughness, Leo’s and Maya’s healthy relationship dynamics, Andros’s and Ashley’s purity of heart, Superman’s and Wonder Woman’s Olympian strength, Ka-Zar’s and Shanna’s tribally feral might, Ryu’s and Chun-Li’s fierce sense of respectful allegiance, and Ken’s and Cammy’s unbreakable willpower to challenge themselves and each other are the attributes that define Inuyasha and Ayame as a power couple. I ask this question to you, dear readers. Do you think Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s brand of romance would be inspired by these power couples? Which one do you believe inspires them the most? Or do you think that there is another power couple worth inspiring Inuyasha and Ayame? Please let me know in the comments.
I hope you all enjoyed this, and I will see you in the next submission. Take care, stay safe, and always show your love for Inuyasha and Ayame as a power couple plus the other power couples that inspire them too.
Inuyasha and Ayame from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.
Eric Myers, Taylor Earhardt, Leo Corbett, Maya of Mirinoi, Andros of KO-35, and Ashley Hammond from the Power Rangers franchise belong to Saban and Toei.
Superman and Wonder Woman belong to DC Comics.
Ka-Zar and Shanna belong to Marvel Comics.
Ryu Hoshi, Chun-Li, Ken Masters, and Cammy White from the Street Fighter franchise belong to Arika.