Sure, science fiction and fantasy are filled with great romances: Han Solo and Leia Organa, Aragorn and Arwen, Jadzia Dax and Worf, son of Mogh. But they're also full of men and women for whom there is no happy ending. And on this day of amorous celebration, it's worth remembering those who won't be feeling romantic.
Too often, the heroic journey—and the intergalactic menace's journey—is a solitary one. So we're gonna pour out a bit of our champagne for those men, women, and beings of pure energy who have the courage to walk alone.