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There is a belief that Calvin and Susie Derkins are secretly in love with each other. There are numerous pieces of evidence located within the series to support this.

Calvin's hints[]

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Calvin and Susie "flirt". (February 16th, 1986)

  • Calvin once made Susie a valentine and flowers (albeit a hate-mail valentine and dead flowers, but it showed he cared).
  • In that same story arc, Calvin was left thinking "She noticed! She likes me!".
  • In one Sunday strip, Calvin and Susie exchange insults, and Calvin says "It's shameless the way we flirt".
  • Calvin's good side began writing romantic love poems to Susie and offering to carry her books for her and sent her flowers. As it is a projection of Calvin's good side, and therefore, is half of him, this practically confirms Calvin's love for Susie.
  • In one strip when Hobbes was stolen by a big dog, when Calvin found out that Susie had Hobbes, he kissed her hand, but Hobbes stole her cookies.
  • Calvin sits with Susie during lunch.
  • When Calvin calls Susie a "booger-brain" and makes her cry, he genuinely feels bad and is upset when she initially ignores his attempt to apologize.
  • Once, when he did not sign up for baseball, he played with Susie on the teeter-totter.
  • Sometimes he stands next to her at the bus stop, and sits with her in the bus.
  • In one Sunday strip, when Susie pretends she lost her eyeball when she was hit by one of Calvin's snowballs, Calvin looks for it, believing she actually lost her eyeball.
  • OOOOOOOOOOOHHH Calvin is in love with Susie. 👩🏽‍❤️‍💋‍👨🏼

Susie's hints[]

  • When she received the hate-mail valentine and dead flowers from Calvin, she thought "A valentine and flowers! He likes me!"
  • In the story arc with the last meeting of G.R.O.S.S., Susie raced to the hall closet, believing Calvin to be trapped in it.
  • When Calvin calls asking about homework, she tries to make him say he "missed the melodious sound of her voice".
  • She invited Calvin to her birthday party.
  • Although she is grossed out by Calvin's eating habits, she still sits with him during lunch.

Trivia[]

  • Bill Watterson has confirmed that Calvin and Susie do have feelings for each other. In The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book, Bill Watterson states "I suspect Calvin has a mild crush on [Susie] that he expresses by trying to annoy her, but Susie is a bit unnerved and put off by Calvin's weirdness. This encourages Calvin to be even weirder, so it's a good dynamic."
  • Many fans theorize that Calvin and Susie will end up getting married and have children of their own as adults.
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