History FanPreferredCouple / ComicBooks

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]]'').
6th Jul '16 2:22:09 PM XSpectreGreyX
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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 The 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...

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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 The 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...



** Almost all fans love [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] [[Characters/{{Robin}} Grayson]] and [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Barbara]] [[Characters/{{Batgirl}} Gordon]] together ([[BettyAndVeronica excepting]] the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Dick/Starfire]] [[ShipToShipCombat fanbase]], that is). They've gone back and forth between being canon or not, but usually the two are incredibly close. Given the recent directions of their [[ComicBook/{{Grayson}} respective]] [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2011}} books]], however, it's unlikely they'll cross paths anytime soon. However, DC's upcoming Convergence event seem to be favoring the pre-52 versions of the pair with a mini-series dedicated to the couple (and, cherry-on-cake, it's written by Creator/GailSimone).
** [[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 shiptease during their very first meeting in the New-52 wouldn't be there.
** Bruce himself has had many girlfriends over time, yet the woman ''most'' fans want to see him with is Selina Kyle, the Catwoman. There of course is frustration whenever writers fumble it up. Notably, the Golden Age versions of them ''were'' together and even had a daughter, Helena Wayne (the original Huntress), who has endured in the mainstream comics in spite of anything else that happens.

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** Almost all fans love [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] [[Characters/{{Robin}} Grayson]] and [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Barbara]] [[Characters/{{Batgirl}} Gordon]] together ([[BettyAndVeronica excepting]] the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Dick/Starfire]] [[ShipToShipCombat fanbase]], that is). They've gone back and forth between being canon or not, but usually the two are incredibly close. Given While both had new love interests for a long while in the recent directions New 52 there was always tons of their [[ComicBook/{{Grayson}} respective]] [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl2011}} books]], however, it's unlikely they'll cross paths anytime soon. However, DC's upcoming Convergence event seem to be favoring ShipTease whenever the pre-52 versions two interacted, and it seemed the writers for everything the two appeared in very much wanted the two together but just weren't allowed or something. The only love interest who got even a slight degree of support was Helena Bertinelli, who ''was'' in a relationship with Dick Pre-Flashpoint, and even ''then'' it was considered nice for a ''temporary'' romance, and as part of the pair with a mini-series dedicated to the couple (and, cherry-on-cake, it's written by Creator/GailSimone).
FishOutOfWater nature of Dick's series.
** [[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 shiptease ship tease during their very first meeting in the New-52 wouldn't be there.
** Bruce himself has had many girlfriends over time, yet the woman ''most'' fans want to see him with is Selina Kyle, the Catwoman. There of course is frustration whenever writers fumble it up. Notably, the Golden Age versions of them ''were'' together and even had a daughter, Helena Wayne (the original Huntress), who has endured in the mainstream comics in spite of anything else that happens.
28th Jun '16 1:35:54 AM katrynn
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27th Jun '16 10:57:13 AM BatmanKalEl
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* Franchise/DonaldDuck and Kay K is more popular than [[OfficialCouple Donald and Daisy Duck]] for ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'''s readers.
20th May '16 1:39:52 AM rafi
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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.
14th May '16 10:41:49 AM rgonlaser
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* ComicBook/{{Superman}} has zigzagged all over with FanPreferredCouple status. When the ComicBook/New52 launched, for the first time in the history of the characters, ComicBook/LoisLane and Superman was the Fan Preferred Couple, as he hooked up with ComicBook/WonderWoman instead of his classic love interest. Although Wonder Woman and Superman have long had staunch supporters and had been a couple in various Main/{{Elseworlds}} stories, the decision was unpopular enough that not only did they break it off, but DC brought back the original Superman and Lois to supplant the New 52 version in ComicBook/DCRebirth. Lois and Clark remain the Fan Preferred Couple for the New 52 versions of the characters, but it's not yet clear what will happen between them once the pre-reboot characters are introduced officially into the universe.

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* ComicBook/{{Superman}} has zigzagged all over with FanPreferredCouple status. When the ComicBook/New52 launched, for the first time in the history of the characters, ComicBook/LoisLane and Superman was the Fan Preferred Couple, as he hooked up with ComicBook/WonderWoman instead of his classic love interest. Although Wonder Woman and Superman have long had staunch supporters and had been a couple in various Main/{{Elseworlds}} stories, stories. However, in order to appease fans of the decision was unpopular enough that not only did they break it off, but traditional pairing, DC brought back the original Superman and Lois to supplant into the New 52 version in Universe for ComicBook/DCRebirth. Now there will be two Supermen: One with an established relationship to Lois Lane, and Clark remain another (New 52) sharing a history with Wonder Woman. How the Fan Preferred Couple for the New 52 versions of the characters, but it's not yet clear what two will happen between them once coexist in the pre-reboot characters are introduced officially into the universe.same universe remains to be seen.
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