ByEvelyn Walton, writer at Creators.co
I am over 525,600 years old, I reside in a wardrobe that doesn't lead to Narnia because it's a T.A.R.D.I.S, I am also a 400 foot tall purple
Evelyn Walton

Oh my jolly goodness! I am absolutely ecstatic about this. For a long time I, and thousands of other fans, have hoped to see this LGBT Super-Couple portrayed in something other than their original comics and cosplay.

For those who remain unsure or wary of whom I speak, let me elaborate. Introducing Wiccan and Hulkling, famous cofounding members of Young Avengers and one of the first 'out' couples. Both have appeared in the latest LEGO video game, [Lego Marvel's Avengers](tag:3645730). The two are quite the "'power' couple" with Wiccan having all of the same abilities of Scarlet Witch and Hulkling possessing advanced shapeshifting abilities, accelerated healing and super strength.

Jim Cheung at his finest.
Jim Cheung at his finest.

Wiccan, aka Billy Kaplan, is one of the 'sons' created by Scarlet Witch so that her and her then husband could raise a child. As the plan was supposed to go, Wanda was supposed to find a lost soul and then use her powers to give it a new body. Instead, she found two, and they became her twin sons Thomas and William. However, Mephisto, basically Marvel's Devil, arrived and stole the souls away for his own nefarious plans. Mephisto, being one for contracts and magical bindings, probably had some plan in mind of binding Scarlet Witch in some way. Eventually, Scarlet Witch is able to revoke Mephisto's control over the souls, and unfortunately, the souls are seemingly destroyed.

Fortunately, however, both souls are reincarnated as two different boys, Thomas Shephard and Billy Kaplan.

An explosion of Wiccan's powers.
An explosion of Wiccan's powers.

Billy goes on to live a fairly normal childhood and preteen life. However, when he gets to high school, he becomes the victim of bullying. This is due to the fact that the young boy is gay, and eventually his bully gets physical. Afterwards, Billy seeks refuge by the gates of the Avengers Mansion. As he sits on a bench outside the house, he is visited by an interesting visitor. This visitor happens to be the Scarlet Witch and, being the compassionate woman she is, helps Billy with his bloodied nose. After some kind words and a magical 'bop' on Billy's nose, Wanda leaves. The next day, Billy stands up to his bully, and before his opponent can hit him, Billy blasts him across the hall with a lightning bolt. Billy's mutant abilities had been activated by that aforementioned "magical 'bop'". Soon, Billy finds the Avenger's Mansion destroyed and looses hope. That is, until he is approached by a certain time traveling individual who asks him to join a new Avengers team.

Jim Cheung at his finest again.
Jim Cheung at his finest again.

Hulkling, aka Teddy Altman, is the son of Captain Mar-Vell of the Kree and Princess Anelle of the Skrull. This makes Hulkling Kree/Skrull hybrid. Teddy was born on the Skrull Homeworld when the Super Skrull kidnapped Captain Mar-Vell, Quicksilver and, ironically, Scarlet Witch as prisoners of war for his emperor, Dorrek VII. After the imprisonment, Anelle and the Captain met and became secret lovers. Hulkling was born out of their union, his original name being Dorrek VIII. However, his grandfather considered the child an abomination and ordered his death, so Anelle had her nursemaid take the baby to Earth to be raised peacefully and in secret under the guise of 'The Altmans'.

Hulkling can even shape shift wings for himself.
Hulkling can even shape shift wings for himself.

Teddy, unlike his future boyfriend, had already become aware of his abilities by the time he got to high school and, also unlike Billy, hides his abilities and only uses them to make himself look more like the 'popular' students. Eventually, Teddy develops feelings for another, more popular boy who he reveals his powers to. His new 'friend' decides that they should use Teddy's abilities to cause media stirs and access specific locations, like the abandoned Avenger's Mansion.

Using, Teddy's abilities the two seek in and Teddy's friend begins stealing random items scattered across one of the ruins' floors. Teddy decides he's had enough and uses his powers to scare his friend away, who leaves after calling him a "freak." Hulkling begins to pick up the items his friend dropped, finally comfortable with his powers and himself, and is then approached by the same time traveling individual.

Teddy as Hulkling and Billy as "Asgardian".
Teddy as Hulkling and Billy as "Asgardian".

The time traveling individual who approached them is another teenaged super hero named Iron Lad. Together, the three add Patriot to their roster, and the group become the Young Avengers. However, the fun doesn't last because it's not too long before Captain America attempts to intervene in their teenaged heroics. During the conflict, it is revealed to Captain America, and Iron Man and Jessica Jones who accompanied him, that Iron Lad has assembled the team because he is actually a younger version of Kang the Conquerer, and unlike his future self, Iron Lad refuses to become evil. His answer: assemble a new team of super powered beings, because the Avengers had disbanded, to be ready to fight Kang in case he eventually came into the past looking for Iron Lad.

Kang does, in fact, make an appearance which causes a paradox to occur which also alters the timeline. The alteration causes Wiccan to disappear. Hulkling becomes enraged. He demands that they fix whatever change they made to the timeline so that Wiccan comes back. This was one of the first hints that the two were a couple, or at least had feelings for each other.

Teddy shape shifted immediately upon Billy's disappearance.
Teddy shape shifted immediately upon Billy's disappearance.

Eventually, Future Kang is killed, and the timeline is restored. Past Kang, aka Nathaniel, heads back into the time stream believing his departure is necessary.

Captain America ruins the fun when he confiscates all their gear and bars them from "donning their capes" again, but it doesn't take long before Wiccan, Hulkling, Patriot and two new additions - Kate Bishop, aka Hawkeye and Scott Lang's daughter, and Cassandra Lang, aka Stature.

Kate suggesting Billy change his super hero name
Kate suggesting Billy change his super hero name

The two would later go to have many more adventures and strenuous moments that only make their relationship (To be perfectly honest, I would love to type them up, but I lack the energy and time).

Staring off into the distance.
Staring off into the distance.
This is adorable.
This is adorable.
Relationship Goals #467:
Relationship Goals #467:
Also cute.
Also cute.
Realtionship Goals #489:
Realtionship Goals #489:
More being adorable.
More being adorable.
This is actually one of the first LGBT kisses.
This is actually one of the first LGBT kisses.

As you can see, the two are a wonderful couple. I hope you can understand why I have so much excitement about the new game. Even though the characters are not explicitly stated as being together in the game, based on footage I've seen, the two have the banter down like an actual couple. I hope you join me in finger crossing for the new game. I will certainly be getting it. How about you?

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