aaron johnson and elizabeth olsen play husband and wife in godzilla and now they’re twins in the avengers oh boy i can almost smell the twincest jokes
Has anyone else seen this movie?
It’s a pretty terrible movie, but for some reason I watched it the other night and it definitely has a very…uhh…”unusual” relationship in it, to say to the least.
I never really watched the original GI Joe cartoon that aired in the 80’s consistently, but I have seen it on occasion and done a little bit of research about it and know bits and pieces about it through pop culture osmosis
In the original cartoon, the main villain is “Cobra Commander,” and he has a team of 4 or 5 evil lackeys who are also a part of “Cobra” and obey his commands. First amongst this group of henchmen is “The Baroness,” who is a femme fatale dressed in leather who is basically his second in command. In the show, it is at least ambiguous enough to be somewhat implied that Cobra Commander and the Baroness are lovers, or at the very least that she is Cobra Commander’s consort.
In the “GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra” live action movie, both of these villains are prominently featured. Cobra Commander is played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Baroness is played by Sienna Miller.
So, why am I posting about this movie and those characters? Well, mostly because of an unusual decision with the script of this movie. In the live action movie, they decided to go against the source material and make Cobra Commander and the Baroness be brother and sister.
If that wasn’t weird enough, the movie eventually reveals that the Baroness isn’t actually evil, and the only reason she has acted evil is because her brother Rex (aka Cobra Commander) has been using nanobot technology to control everything she does and spy on his sister’s every move 24/7 for like a decade.
So, yeah, definitely weird and definitely incestuous. Thought it was worth mentioning.
Asked by Anonymous
Hey, thanks for the compliment!
In regards to the episode you’re talking about (“The One with the Inappropriate Sister”), yes I have seen it, and I love it. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I’ve seen every single episode of Friends and that episode is definitely one of my favorites. Definitely one of the most canonically incestuous relationships ever portrayed on a popular primetime network sitcom. The episode is full of great moments. I mean, just the name of the episode itself tells you enough. I mean, come on, the plot of it is “Rachel starts dating a guy, sees him being intimate with another woman and gets jealous assuming that the woman she saw is his lover, gets relieved when she finds out that the woman in question is actually his sister, then slowly realizes that, in fact, the sister is essentially also his lover.”
Well, okay, in all fairness I don’t think the impression is that they’re actually supposed to be canonically incestuous, but their relationship is definitely (as the title of the episode suggests) “inappropriate.” Especially at the end when the turning point is the fact that they both still take baths together.
Plus, it also lead to a great Ross/Monica moment (even though I don’t really ship that incest pairing, they have definitely had their moments) where Rachel told them about Danny and his sister wrestling and asked them if they did the same, leading them to say “Uh…well, we obviously don’t wrestle each other NOW,” but then a few choice words goad them into doing just that.
Here we have the wonderful collage of Luke and Leia expressing their love.
Fun fact: It isn’t incest(as far as I’ve read). Due to the comic being started after the first movie and NOT using the following movies as material, there are several differences from the actual canon. One of these appears to be that these two are not indeed siblings.
Nah, still retroactively incest
Yay consensual Jaime/Cersei sex scene where they actually talk about how they love each other
Booo Jojen dying that wasn’t supposed to happen and it means he’s dead in the books too obviously :(
At least in the show he won’t be turned into paste and eaten so he’s got that going for him at least
All we’ll ever need is each other. Absolutely, that’s true, my dear brother. But if you’d stop being so cynical for one second and take this chance with me…we might finally find ourselves a place where we belong. With the Avengers.
Based on some of the feedback and asks and comments I have received, I know that there are people who are looking for examples of fictional older sister/younger brother canonically incestuous relationships in which the sister has her brother completely devoted to and in romantic love with her while she remains hesitant or distant. Very specific category, but I do have a perfect example here in the case of Marvel comics villains Dormammu and Umarr. They are both demons of the underworld and fight for power, but its very clearly made canon that they have had sex several times in the past few centuries and that Dormammu essentially lives only for his sister’s (romantic) love and approval.
Defenders # 1(of 5)
Okay, it feels like I’ve missed out on an adorkable man-child by never bothering with Dormammu.