Good things come in threes, and that’s especially true when applied to team-ups on the screen!
From siblings and lifelong friends with particular sets of skills to dysfunctional individuals or frenemies coming together to achieve a common goal, these on-screen trios are not only memorable; they’re also pretty kick-ass in their own right.
1. Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, and Faye Valentine in “Cowboy Bebop”
Sure, Spike and Jet worked well enough together in their bounty hunting ventures, but you gotta admit that having the street-smart and potty-mouthed Faye making herself at home on the Bebop is exactly the breath of fresh air the crew needed.
Together, the trio has taken down a handful of bounties and assassins, on top of saving each other’s butts time and again. Plus, Faye introduced the wonder of self-care (loofahs, anyone?) to the boys, so we’re gonna count that as a win for improved quality of life aboard the Bebop.
2. John Hartley, Nolan Booth, and The Bishop in “Red Notice”
Who would’ve thought an FBI agent would team up with two of the world’s greatest art thieves?
Agent John Hartley’s muscles and bull-headed resolve, together with Nolan Booth’s wit and nimble fingers as well as The Bishop’s fighting skills and intriguing subterfuge not only make them an unstoppable force when it comes to pulling off heists, their combined skills also proved effective in evading the authorities while hiding in plain sight.
3. Kaz Brekker, Inej Ghafa, and Jasper Fahey in “Shadow and Bone”
Who can say they’ve looked The Darkling in the eye, chucked a flash bomb at him, and live to tell the tale? Kaz Brekker, that’s who.
Intelligent, cunning, and resourceful, the leader of the Crows is both a clever mastermind and proficient fighter who won’t hesitate to use his cane to bring his opponents to their knees. Always by Kaz’s side are Inej Ghafa, a stealthy spy who is extremely deadly with her knives, and Jesper Fahey, a talented sharpshooter and marksman.
Together, the trio has survived a treacherous journey across the monster-laden Fold, infiltrated a palace heavily-guarded by people with magical powers, narrowly escaped the clutches of The Darkling and his army, and survived yet another treacherous journey across the Fold. Oh, and did we mention they’re supposed to be teenagers? What a bunch of mad lads.
4. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire in “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
The world seems to have it out for the Baudelaires since their parents perished in a fire, what with Count Olaf and his dubious associates coming after the siblings’ inheritance in various devious ways.
No thanks to their string of sometimes well-meaning but inept guardians, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny could only rely on each other and their respective skills to get out of the tight spots and life-threatening situations that they always seem to find themselves in — Violet with her quick-thinking and innovative inventions, Klaus’ book smarts and photographic memory, and Sunny’s unnaturally strong teeth that can gnaw through anything.
5. Coral, Wendy, and Gina in “Sky Rojo”
Forced to go on the run after committing an unforgivable act in the club where they work, Coral, Wendy, and Gina soon realise that this could be their only chance at freedom, and that they would have to stick together to make it out alive.
Coral — a former biologist who worked at the club to escape from her past — acts like a sort of big sister to Wendy and Gina, both of whom were lured to Spain for better prospects only to find themselves indebted and chained to the club with no way out. Along the way, Coral gears herself up to stand up to club owner Romeo, who introduced her to the shady world she is embroiled in, while Wendy and Gina seek to reclaim their agencies and take charge of their lives. Come hell or high water, there’s no way any of them are returning to the club without a lot of kicking and screaming (and shooting).
6. Natalie Cook, Dylan Sanders, and Alex Munday in “Charlie’s Angels”
Inarguably the epitome of girl power in the ‘00s (well, since the ‘70s if we’re going way back), there are few on-screen trios who are as iconic as the Charlie’s Angels.
Martial arts experts, masters of disguise, and multilingual to boot, all three ladies are bad-ass in every way you can think of. Each of them also bring different sets of skills to the table — Natalie is a tech whiz, Alex knows her way around electronics and explosives, while Dylan’s street smarts and penchant for brawling have been known to get her out of tight spots. Pretty handy skills to have when there’s a creepy man running around smelling women’s hair, huh?
Catch these on-screen trios in action on Netflix!