Mismatched couples can be a good thing in the land of daytime drama. With the right chemistry (and storyline) two characters that come from opposite backgrounds can create soap opera romance magic, but sometimes mismatched love affairs can be a disaster on screen. When it comes to Days of Our Lives (DOOL), the soap has had many mismatched duos that have turned into super couples … and some that have not. Below are 10 of DOOL’s most mismatched couples.
10. Susan Banks and Stefano DiMera
This was a whacky coupling circa the late 1990s, where Stefano impersonated Elvis Presley (of all people) to get a crazy Susan to fall for him and bear him a child. Let’s just say Susan was an eccentric character that couldn’t hold a candle to the powerful and rich Stefano DiMera — they were complete opposites. To make things even more odd, she had an uncanny resemblance to his adoptive daughter Kirsten, except Susan had a ridiculous accent, horrible outfits, and terrible teeth. An entire storyline unraveled around the birth of Elvis Aron Banks, better known to fans now as E.J. DiMera. While E.J. was first pawned off as John Black and Kirsten’s child (she “faked” her pregnancy), the truth was eventually revealed. The romance between Banks and DiMera was a quick one, but mismatched nonetheless.