This OTP Inspiration meme originally belongs to HobbyPony and is dedicated to all the wonderful shippers, partisans, and loyalists of the following couples: Inuyasha x Ayame from Inuyasha, Eric Myers x Taylor Earhardt from the Power Rangers franchise, Superman x Wonder Woman from DC Comics, Ka-Zar and Shanna from Marvel, King Leonidas x Queen Gorgo from 300, Philip “Uncle Phil” Banks x Vivian “Aunt Viv” Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Gambit x Rogue from X-Men: Evolution. Sit back, relax, and revel in this more pared-down selection of couples from different installments who inspire Inuyasha and Ayame to be the formidably mighty power couple that they are.

Inuyasha and Ayame as a mighty power couple are back. This time, they have some more narrowed-down couple inspirations by their side, with three remaining ones, and three couples that are new entries that inspire this mighty yokai couple. I argue that Inuyasha and Ayame as a power couple are what would happen if my number one favorite Red Ranger x Yellow Ranger couple in the world, my all-time favorite DC superhero couple, a super strong Savage Land couple from the Marvel universe, a formidably regal Spartan couple, an affluent Black American couple based in California, and a spicy couple from one of my favorite animated incarnations of X-Men ever were to merge and engender this yokai couple to the nines. Therefore, Inuyasha and Ayame are not only a power couple rich in physical strength and endless formidability but also in undying steadfastness, rock-steady solidarity, and heroic regality in their own special way. It is one thing for Inuyasha to be a magnificently muscular Alpha Male king and Ayame to be a fearlessly fierce warrior queen, but they have a superbly strong bond to prove themselves together.

It is common knowledge that Inuyasha and Ayame embody the Red and Yellow Rangers respectively in my Mighty Morphin Inurangers AU headcanon, thanks to Inuyasha’s cholerically virile manliness and Ayame’s tomboyishly tough athleticism. While Inuyasha embodies Jason’s formidable leadership and Tommy’s unquestioned greatest ranger status, and Ayame combines Trini’s steadfast warmth with Aisha’s unfettered sass, Inuyasha also possesses Eric’s leonine determination plus surly roughness and Ayame also bears Taylor’s independent spirit plus her undying penchant for taking charge. This even gets to the point where Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s couple dynamics reflect Eric’s and Taylor’s belligerent sexual tension, military formidability, and strong will to challenge each other’s skills while simultaneously admiring said skills. Inuyasha and Ayame would also have moments of tenderness, akin to what Eric and Taylor had during the Wild Force/Time Force team-up episode, after every triumph over opponents a million times stronger than them. Therefore, they would emulate Quantum Eagle’s sexual tension.

When superhuman strength, Olympus-level combat prowess, and attractive appeal combine gorgeous aestheticism with steamy sensuality, it can only mean that Superman and Wonder Woman are the DC Comics couple who engender these three attributes. Inuyasha and Ayame may appear to be the yokai version of the sheer heroism and Olympic power that define Superman and Wonder Woman as a DC power couple worthy of emulation, but they are in a class of their own. Nevertheless, Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s power couple dynamics that implement his magnificent muscles, super strength, and brutal beastliness plus her furious fists, fleet feet, and dedicated determination clearly parallel Superman’s and Wonder Woman’s powerful invincibility as an epic superhero couple. Where Superman and Wonder Woman can use their super strength and Olympian physical prowess to move mountains and save innocent civilians from terrible doom, Inuyasha and Ayame would use their formidable fierceness and monumental martial arts prowess to pillage invaders and protect their fellow tribespeople from perfidious evil.

The Savage Lands are home to powerful tribal warriors known for combining their muscularly built physiques with mighty combat prowess and brilliant innovation. Among the citizens are the husband-and-wife duo Ka-Zar and Shanna. Ka-Zar’s magnificently muscular physique can make any professional bodybuilder green with envy, while Shanna has a gorgeously athletic figure worthy of admiration, thus making them capitalize on raw physical power and sheer animal prowess when overcoming their enemies. Ka-Zar and Shanna also possess unrelenting sensuality, thus demonstrating that they are unafraid of making sweet and spicy love to each other. Inuyasha and Ayame, being the Northern Yoro Tribe’s Alpha Male king and High Lady queen, would emulate Ka-Zar’s and Shanna’s brand of strength as warriors and would be just as inspired to be just as physically formidable as they are. There is no doubt that Ka-Zar would make sure that Inuyasha bulks up his muscles to be the Alpha Male that he is intended to be, while Shanna will make great use of Ayame’s physical formidability as a powerfully fierce warrior queen.

Another couple consisting of a warrior king and a warrior queen worth emulating in Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s eyes are King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo. King Leonidas does the lion’s share of the fighting, considering how he commands an army of three-hundred strong warriors, while Queen Gorgo uses her brains, beauty, and stealth to demonstrate that she is no pathetic doormat. They even do their power couple duties excitingly while ensuring their young son grows up well with great character and resilience. Inuyasha’s and Ayame’s power couple dynamic parallels how King Leonidas and Queen Gorgo rule with fortitude, solidarity, protection, and understanding of their people and their land. Individually, Inuyasha’s formidable virility as an Alpha Male king reflects how King Leonidas leads his army with fortitude and courage, thus making him brim with strength and inspiration to his wolf yokai comrades. Ayame, on the other hand, has the blazing determination and lynx-like fierceness that make Queen Gorgo an equally strong sovereign and loyal wife to her king. Therefore, Inuyasha and Ayame can dine in Sparta with victory.

Parenthood is never an easy endeavor, especially considering that Inuyasha and Ayame need to balance their duties to their tribe with being parents to all fourteen children consisting of seven strong sons and seven determined daughters. Enter Philip “Uncle Phil” Banks and Vivian “Aunt Viv” Banks to instill some good old-fashioned inspiration into Inuyasha and Ayame to show that balancing duty and parenthood is possible. Uncle Phil’s direct sternness and Aunt Viv’s unabashed brilliance as a couple consisting of a lawyer then a judge and a university professor demonstrate that they are parents who will do everything they can to give their children the best possible future. Uncle Phil uses his position as a lawyer and then judge to ensure equal rights from fair housing to health care for their fellow Black brothers and sisters, with Aunt Viv unconditionally supporting him every step of the way. Aunt Viv uses her position as a university professor to show that the Black experience is no singular monolith. No doubt would Inuyasha and Ayame implement Uncle Phil’s and Aunt Viv’s dynamics to be great parents and great leaders.

When it comes to the couples in X-Men: Evolution, let alone in all of X-Men lore, one couple stands out above the rest, thanks to their spicy chemistry and enjoyment in living rather dangerously yet with open arms. They are none other than Remy “Gambit” LeBeau and Rogue who possess enough charm and charisma to find the darkly flirtatious interplay between each other. Gambit’s handsomely virile rebelliousness does attract Rogue’s darkly elegant sass to the nines, and their attraction to each other shows that they love a bit of excitement in their lives. They are also the couple who stare danger right in front of its face and do not flinch even when the chips are down, thus showing that they are daring together underneath all of the dark colors they wear. Aesthetics aside, both Gambit and Rogue bear sufficient strategy to outwit their opponents, considering how Gambit’s sharp mind in using tactics and Rogue’s ability to cipher various powers make them a dream team that capitalizes on strategy over brawn. Therefore, Inuyasha and Ayame would also use tact to overcome their enemies, not just their collective brawn.

There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. The six couples that I believe can serve as inspirations for Inuyasha and Ayame as a power couple. Do you believe all six couples can inspire Inuyasha and Ayame as a couple? Or is there a specific couple that inspires them the most? Please comment below and let me know. Until then, I will see you in the next submission. Take care, stay safe, and keep on showing your love and appreciation for Inuyasha and Ayame as a mighty power couple, everybody.

Inuyasha and Ayame from Inuyasha belong to Rumiko Takahashi and Sunrise.

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