Remember that cute girl on the subway yesterday who but for an instant met your gaze and smiled? Or that guy who bought you a drink at the bar with a wink but then vanished? Now, imagine instead she was a princess to your fat, hairy, Italian plumber; and he, an assassin with an anime T-shirt collection who perfectly complemented your love for dangerous men.

Missed connections happen every day. Here's how it goes when gaming characters miss their chance to hook up.

Can you guess all the characters? Be sure to check the answer key at the end to find out.

Answer key: Mario ("Super Mario Bros."), Leon S. Kennedy ("Resident Evil"), Tifa ("Final Fantasy VII"), The Prince ("Prince of Persia"), Nathan Drake ("Uncharted"), Travis Touchdown ("No More Heroes"), Ms. Pac Man ("Ms. Pac Man").