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2nd Dec '16 7:45:50 AM magic713
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** There's also a heavy amount of Betty/Reggie supporters out there as well.
1st Dec '16 10:16:42 PM helterskelter
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* Due his relationship with Daisy being rather rocky at best, ComicBook/DonaldDuck has been involved in ''five'' such couples:
** The oldest (and arguably more popular, as long as older fans are concerned) is Reginella, queen of the planet Pacificus first encountered in the 1972 story "Donald Duck in the Underwater Adventure", considered a preferred option due her sweet nature, her tragic character,, and being the one who actually has a chance (and would have already won ''four times'' [[StarCrossedLovers had something not always forced their separation]]). She's still popular enough to have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsj6BZJFtsw a song dedicated to her]].
** The 'classic' Paperinik stories, dealing with Donald's superhero/anti-hero alter ego, introduced Lola Duck, who admittedly had a crush on him. He also felt something for her, but [[DatingCatwoman she was a thief]] and [[DefiedTrope Paperinik and Lola were unwilling to date each other for this]].
** ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' has Lyla Lay, a droid from the Time Police assigned to surveil the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st. They have settled for being JustFriends (and Donald even mentioned Daisy as his girlfriend in multiple occasions), but the fact she choose to shoot her boyfriend when he threatened him certainly favors the shippers.
** Also from ''Paperinik New Adventures'' there's the [[PhysicalGoddess invincible]] alien Xadhoom, with whom Donald had a few moments of ShipTease and even a kiss (too bad she forgot her temperature is the same of a sun). It helps that Xari, Xadhoom's boyfriend, isn't terribly popular with the fans.
** ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'' has the female spy Kay K, who often seems very affectionate to Donald (and some fans would argue she's a better trade-in than Daisy).

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* Due his relationship with Daisy being rather rocky at best, ComicBook/DonaldDuck has been involved a preferred pairing in ''five'' such couples:
** The oldest (and arguably more popular, as long as older fans are concerned) is
Reginella, queen of the planet Pacificus first encountered in the 1972 story "Donald Duck in the Underwater Adventure", considered a preferred option due her sweet nature, her tragic character,, and being the one who actually has a chance (and would have already won ''four times'' [[StarCrossedLovers had something not always forced their separation]]). She's still popular enough to have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsj6BZJFtsw a song dedicated to her]].
** The 'classic' Paperinik stories, dealing with Donald's superhero/anti-hero alter ego, introduced Lola Duck, who admittedly had a crush on him. He also felt something for her, but [[DatingCatwoman she was a thief]] and [[DefiedTrope Paperinik and Lola were unwilling to date each other for this]].
** ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' has Lyla Lay, a droid from the Time Police assigned to surveil the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st. They have settled for being JustFriends (and Donald even mentioned Daisy as his girlfriend in multiple occasions), but the fact she choose to shoot her boyfriend when he threatened him certainly favors the shippers.
** Also from ''Paperinik New Adventures'' there's the [[PhysicalGoddess invincible]] alien Xadhoom, with whom Donald had a few moments of ShipTease and even a kiss (too bad she forgot her temperature is the same of a sun). It helps that Xari, Xadhoom's boyfriend, isn't terribly popular with the fans.
** ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'' has the female spy Kay K, who often seems very affectionate to Donald (and some fans would argue she's a better trade-in than Daisy).
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1st Dec '16 9:00:52 AM EDP
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** The oldest (and arguably more popular, as long as older fans are concerned) is Reginella, queen of the planet Pacificus first encountered in the 1972 story "Donald Duck in the Underwater Adventure", considered a preferred option due her sweet nature, her tragic character,, and being the one who actually has a chance (and would have already won ''four times'' [[StarCrossedLovers had something not always forced their separation]]).

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** The oldest (and arguably more popular, as long as older fans are concerned) is Reginella, queen of the planet Pacificus first encountered in the 1972 story "Donald Duck in the Underwater Adventure", considered a preferred option due her sweet nature, her tragic character,, and being the one who actually has a chance (and would have already won ''four times'' [[StarCrossedLovers had something not always forced their separation]]). She's still popular enough to have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsj6BZJFtsw a song dedicated to her]].
1st Dec '16 8:51:35 AM EDP
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* Donald Duck and the female spy Kay K in the Italian comics ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck''. Kay K often seems very affectionate to Donald, and some fans would argue she's a better trade-in than Daisy.

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* Due his relationship with Daisy being rather rocky at best, ComicBook/DonaldDuck has been involved in ''five'' such couples:
** The oldest (and arguably more popular, as long as older fans are concerned) is Reginella, queen of the planet Pacificus first encountered in the 1972 story "Donald Duck in the Underwater Adventure", considered a preferred option due her sweet nature, her tragic character,, and being the one who actually has a chance (and would have already won ''four times'' [[StarCrossedLovers had something not always forced their separation]]).
** The 'classic' Paperinik stories, dealing with Donald's superhero/anti-hero alter ego, introduced Lola Duck, who admittedly had a crush on him. He also felt something for her, but [[DatingCatwoman she was a thief]] and [[DefiedTrope Paperinik and Lola were unwilling to date each other for this]].
** ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures'' has Lyla Lay, a droid from the Time Police assigned to surveil the end of the 20th century and the start of the 21st. They have settled for being JustFriends (and
Donald Duck even mentioned Daisy as his girlfriend in multiple occasions), but the fact she choose to shoot her boyfriend when he threatened him certainly favors the shippers.
** Also from ''Paperinik New Adventures'' there's the [[PhysicalGoddess invincible]] alien Xadhoom, with whom Donald had a few moments of ShipTease
and even a kiss (too bad she forgot her temperature is the same of a sun). It helps that Xari, Xadhoom's boyfriend, isn't terribly popular with the fans.
** ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'' has
the female spy Kay K in the Italian comics ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck''. Kay K K, who often seems very affectionate to Donald, and Donald (and some fans would argue she's a better trade-in than Daisy.Daisy).
18th Sep '16 1:24:03 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of people forget that [[ArchieComics Archie and Veronica]] were the original OfficialCouple; it's only because of Betty being a BetterThanCanon match for him that BettyAndVeronica even became a ''question''. The newspaper comic version does a much better job of emphasizing Archie/Veronica, but this still just doesn't help at all. During the last couple of decades, the writers have tried to make the triangle more even; Betty gets about as many dates with Archie, and Veronica has several other (one-shot) boyfriends.

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* A lot of people forget that [[ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie and Veronica]] were the original OfficialCouple; it's only because of Betty being a BetterThanCanon match for him that BettyAndVeronica even became a ''question''. The newspaper comic version does a much better job of emphasizing Archie/Veronica, but this still just doesn't help at all. During the last couple of decades, the writers have tried to make the triangle more even; Betty gets about as many dates with Archie, and Veronica has several other (one-shot) boyfriends.
28th Jul '16 2:09:57 AM X2X
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** While subject to almost as much ShipToShipCombat as her [[Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} daddy]], the majority of fans of ComicBook/X23 still resent Marjorie Liu splitting up X and Hellion during the Baby Sitting arc of her solo series, and mentioning that arc is certain to cause much gnashing of teeth. ''Especially'' after Creator/BrianMichaelBendis hamfistedly tossed her together with [[Comicbook/AllNewXMen O5!Angel]], despite them having had no prior interaction before he hooked them up.

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** While subject to almost as much ShipToShipCombat as her [[Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} daddy]], the majority of fans of ComicBook/X23 [[ComicBook/{{X 23}} X-23]] still resent Marjorie Liu splitting up X and Hellion during the Baby Sitting arc of her solo series, and mentioning that arc is certain to cause much gnashing of teeth. ''Especially'' after Creator/BrianMichaelBendis hamfistedly tossed her together with [[Comicbook/AllNewXMen O5!Angel]], despite them having had no prior interaction before he hooked them up.
28th Jul '16 1:56:11 AM X2X
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Yes, you read that right. You have Creator/JoeQuesada to thank. MJ actually has more of a history of this reaction: she was--and still is--very popular with the fans, and she's been written out of the books before to have a more "appropriate" love interest brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper). Problem is, with the exception of maybe Black Cat, these love interests are as dull as a rock and don't hold a candle to MJ's character. From the very start of their relationship, fans preferred Peter with MJ. If only those silly creators didn't get in the way...
** If you know where to look, Peter and MJ are still very much together (the Spider-Man newspaper strip for example).

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Yes, you read that right. You have Creator/JoeQuesada to thank. MJ actually has more of a history of this reaction: she was--and still is--very popular with the fans, and she's been written out of the books before to have a more "appropriate" love interest brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper). Problem is, with the exception of maybe Black Cat, ComicBook/BlackCat, these love interests are as dull as a rock and don't hold a candle to MJ's character. From the very start of their relationship, fans preferred Peter with MJ. If only those silly creators didn't get in the way...
** If you know where to look, Peter and MJ are still very much together (the Spider-Man ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip strip, for example).



** Gwen is pretty much the only one of Peter's love interests who's even been popular enough to even merit ''comparison'' to MJ, and she's been dead for decades, and she was still always a distant second from pretty much the instant MJ was introduced. She's ''still'' second place after all this time, well behind MJ but way ahead of every single MJ replacement that Marvel has tried to trot out. Yet the people in charge ''still don't get the message'' about who Spidey fans want him paired with. ([[TrollingCreator Or they do, and keep them apart just so they can tease the fans about it with miniseries like]] ''[[TrollingCreator Renew Your Vows]]'').
* In ComicBook/TheMightyThor, the [[JustForPun mightiest]] pairing is easily the FoeYay[=/=]HoYay[=/=]NotBloodSiblings-Yay of Thor/Loki. This is most likely because they're the two most established characters in the series, and have a few really heartwarming moments that the shippers run with. Plus, on the het side, the Thor/Jane (or Don/Jane, it's gotten confusing) Thor/Sif, and Thor/Amora shippers are too busy fighting with each other to deal with Thor/Loki shippers. Even though it's canon, most people regard Doctor Doom[=x=]Loki as a joke.
* Many fans prefer [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Woman]] to be paired off with Namor rather than her own husband. Considering the playing-up of Mr. Fantastic's neglectful side AND having Sue and Reed be on opposite sides of the Comicbook/CivilWar, it seemed like a distinct possibility. (And, not surprisingly, it didn't happen. But they did tease us with it a bit.)

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** Gwen is pretty much the only one of Peter's love interests who's even been popular enough to even merit ''comparison'' to MJ, and she's been dead for decades, and she was still always a distant second from pretty much the instant MJ was introduced. She's ''still'' second place after all this time, well behind MJ but way ahead of every single MJ replacement that Marvel has tried to trot out. Yet the people in charge ''still don't get the message'' about who Spidey fans want him paired with. ([[TrollingCreator Or they do, and keep them apart just so they can tease the fans about it with miniseries like]] ''[[TrollingCreator ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Renew Your Vows]]'').
Vows]]''.)
* In ComicBook/TheMightyThor, ''ComicBook/TheMightyThor'', the [[JustForPun mightiest]] pairing is easily the FoeYay[=/=]HoYay[=/=]NotBloodSiblings-Yay of Thor/Loki. This is most likely because they're the two most established characters in the series, and have a few really heartwarming moments that the shippers run with. Plus, on the het side, the Thor/Jane (or Don/Jane, it's gotten confusing) Thor/Sif, and Thor/Amora shippers are too busy fighting with each other to deal with Thor/Loki shippers. Even though it's canon, most people regard Doctor Doom[=x=]Loki as a joke.
* Many fans prefer [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Woman]] to be paired off with Namor rather than her own husband. Considering the playing-up of Mr. Fantastic's neglectful side AND having Sue and Reed be on opposite sides of the Comicbook/CivilWar, ComicBook/CivilWar, it seemed like a distinct possibility. (And, not surprisingly, it didn't happen. But they did tease us with it a bit.)



** For a long time Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}/Comicbook/JeanGrey was a lot more popular than the well-established, long-term Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}/Jean Grey. The love triangle was popular enough to persist in most adaptations of the characters, but once Cyclops hooked up with Emma Frost, and Jean Grey stayed dead for a longer time than she stayed alive, the ball was thrown back up into the air as to what was preferred.
** Like many other comic book examples, Rogue and Gambit used to be an item, and after the writers split them up in the '00s they continued to be preferred by the fans. Usually one of the first questions a new writer for one of these characters gets is "Are you going to hook them back up yet?".
** While subject to almost as much ShipToShipCombat as her [[Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} daddy]], the majority of fans of Comicbook/{{X 23}} still resent Marjorie Liu splitting up X and Hellion during the Baby Sitting arc of her solo series, and mentioning that arc is certain to cause much gnashing of teeth. ''Especially'' after Creator/BrianMichaelBendis hamfistedly tossed her together with [[Comicbook/AllNewXMen O5!Angel]], despite them having had no prior interaction before he hooked them up.

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** For a long time Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}/Comicbook/JeanGrey ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}[=/=]ComicBook/JeanGrey was a lot more popular than the well-established, long-term Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}/Jean ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}/Jean Grey. The love triangle was popular enough to persist in most adaptations of the characters, but once Cyclops hooked up with Emma Frost, ComicBook/EmmaFrost, and Jean Grey stayed dead for a longer time than she stayed alive, the ball was thrown back up into the air as to what was preferred.
** Like many other comic book examples, Rogue and Gambit used to be an item, and after the writers split them up in the '00s they continued to be preferred by the fans. Usually one of the first questions a new writer for one of these characters gets is "Are you going to hook them back up yet?".
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** While subject to almost as much ShipToShipCombat as her [[Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} daddy]], the majority of fans of Comicbook/{{X 23}} ComicBook/X23 still resent Marjorie Liu splitting up X and Hellion during the Baby Sitting arc of her solo series, and mentioning that arc is certain to cause much gnashing of teeth. ''Especially'' after Creator/BrianMichaelBendis hamfistedly tossed her together with [[Comicbook/AllNewXMen O5!Angel]], despite them having had no prior interaction before he hooked them up.



* ''Comicbook/SpiderGirl'' has May and Wes and before the ShipSinking, [[spoiler: May/Normie]].

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* ''Comicbook/SpiderGirl'' has May and Wes and before the ShipSinking, [[spoiler: May/Normie]].[[spoiler:May/Normie]].



** [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} Stephanie Brown]] is by far the most favorite pairing for these two characters. Even [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2000}} Cassandra Cain]] can't keep up with that. The fans had decided about this very early in Tim's own series and any attempt to get different pairings was doomed to failure. The writers are clearly aware of this, otherwise the ship tease during their very first meeting in the New-52 wouldn't be there.

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** [[Comicbook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] and [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2009}} [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Stephanie Brown]] is by far the most favorite pairing for these two characters. Even [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2000}} [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cassandra Cain]] can't keep up with that. The fans had decided about this very early in Tim's own series and any attempt to get different pairings was doomed to failure. The writers are clearly aware of this, otherwise the ship tease during their very first meeting in the New-52 wouldn't be there.
16th Jul '16 11:05:56 PM helterskelter
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*** Amusingly enough, the pairing of Logan with ''[[HoYay Scott]]'' has endured almost as well as the other permutations of the Cyclops/Wolverine/Jean triangle.
12th Jul '16 6:27:56 PM Ambaryerno
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** For a long time Wolverine/Jean Grey was a lot more popular than the well-established, long-term Cyclops/Jean Grey. The love triangle was popular enough to persist in most adaptations of the characters, but once Cyclops hooked up with Emma Frost, and Jean Grey stayed dead for a longer time than she stayed alive, the ball was thrown back up into the air as to what was preferred.

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** For a long time Wolverine/Jean Grey Comicbook/{{Wolverine}}/Comicbook/JeanGrey was a lot more popular than the well-established, long-term Cyclops/Jean Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}/Jean Grey. The love triangle was popular enough to persist in most adaptations of the characters, but once Cyclops hooked up with Emma Frost, and Jean Grey stayed dead for a longer time than she stayed alive, the ball was thrown back up into the air as to what was preferred.preferred.
*** Amusingly enough, the pairing of Logan with ''[[HoYay Scott]]'' has endured almost as well as the other permutations of the Cyclops/Wolverine/Jean triangle.
12th Jul '16 6:17:38 PM Ambaryerno
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** Gwen is pretty much the only one of Peter's love interests who's even been popular enough to even merit ''comparison'' to MJ, and she's been dead for decades, and she was still always a distant second from pretty much the instant MJ was introduced. She's ''still'' second place after all this time, well behind MJ but way ahead of every single MJ replacement that Marvel has tried to trot out. Yet the people in charge ''still don't get the message'' about who Spidey fans want him paired with.

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** Gwen is pretty much the only one of Peter's love interests who's even been popular enough to even merit ''comparison'' to MJ, and she's been dead for decades, and she was still always a distant second from pretty much the instant MJ was introduced. She's ''still'' second place after all this time, well behind MJ but way ahead of every single MJ replacement that Marvel has tried to trot out. Yet the people in charge ''still don't get the message'' about who Spidey fans want him paired with. ([[TrollingCreator Or they do, and keep them apart just so they can tease the fans about it with miniseries like]] ''[[TrollingCreator Renew Your Vows]]'').
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