History FanPreferredCouple / Literature

10th Mar '18 8:32:15 AM CheeseDogX
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** Draco/Harry completely out-wipes all other pairings on archiveofourown.org. As of February 2017, Draco/Harry fanfiction has over 20,000 stories, compared to the next popular pairing on the same sight (Sirius/Remus), with just under 10,000. And canon pairing Ron/Hermione has just under 6,000.

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** Draco/Harry completely out-wipes all other pairings on archiveofourown.org. As of February 2017, Draco/Harry fanfiction has over 20,000 stories, compared to the next popular pairing on the same sight site (Sirius/Remus), with just under 10,000. And canon pairing Ron/Hermione has just under 6,000.
24th Dec '17 4:49:52 AM Eievie
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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'':
** Even though Word of God states that Annabeth and Luke were in a relationship before his death, most fans still prefer Luke/Thalia. [[spoiler:[[ShipTease And there's also that little scene in Demigod Diaries when she kisses him...]]]]
** Percy/Nico got incredibly popular on Tumblr practically immediately after the release of "House of Hades", and TheReveal that [[spoiler:Nico was gay and crushing on Percy. [[IncompatibleOrientation Despite the fact that there's no way Percy would ever feel the same way.]]]] [[OnlyFriend Jason/Nico]] also became a fairly popular ship.
** ''Blood of Olympus'' introduced new ShipTease in the form of Nico/Will. If the Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn numbers are anything to go by, it's just about ''eclipsed'' Percy/Nico and Jason/Nico in popularity. [[spoiler:And in ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', they're an OfficialCouple.]]

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* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'':
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''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Even though Word of God states that Annabeth and Luke were in a relationship before his death, most fans still prefer Luke/Thalia. [[spoiler:[[ShipTease And there's also that little scene in Demigod Diaries when she kisses him...]]]]
** Percy/Nico got incredibly popular on Tumblr practically immediately after the release of "House of Hades", and TheReveal that [[spoiler:Nico was gay and crushing on Percy. [[IncompatibleOrientation Despite the fact that there's no way Percy would ever feel the same way.]]]] [[OnlyFriend Jason/Nico]] also became a fairly popular ship.
** ''Blood of Olympus'' introduced new ShipTease in the form of Nico/Will. If the Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn numbers are anything to go by, it's just about ''eclipsed'' Percy/Nico and Jason/Nico in popularity. [[spoiler:And in ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo'', they're an OfficialCouple.]]
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* Septimus/Jenna and Marcia/Silas are this in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'', in spite of the fact that Septimus and Jenna are [[NotBloodSiblings siblings]] and that Silas is married and has seven kids.

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* ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': Septimus/Jenna and Marcia/Silas are this in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'', Marcia/Silas, in spite of the fact that Septimus and Jenna are [[NotBloodSiblings siblings]] and that Silas is married and has seven kids.



*** As of ''The Dying of the Light'' [[spoiler: Valkryie outright states she ''loves him'', causing Valduggery shippers everywhere to go completely nuts. However, it’s not overly clear if she meant it in a romantic way or platonic way. Either way, she’s eighteen at the time, so it removes the issue of her being underaged]].

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*** ** As of ''The Dying of the Light'' [[spoiler: Valkryie outright states she ''loves him'', causing Valduggery shippers everywhere to go completely nuts. However, it’s not overly clear if she meant it in a romantic way or platonic way. Either way, she’s eighteen at the time, so it removes the issue of her being underaged]].



* Many fans of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' think that Bella would have been better off with Jacob than Edward. A lot of reviewers of the film adaptation of ''New Moon'' agreed with them, saying that Bella had more chemistry and believable development with Jacob than she did with Edward.

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* 'Literature/{{Twilight}}'':
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Many fans of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' think that Bella would have been better off with Jacob than Edward. A lot of reviewers of the film adaptation of ''New Moon'' agreed with them, saying that Bella had more chemistry and believable development with Jacob than she did with Edward.
24th Dec '17 4:46:11 AM Eievie
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** Meanwhile in the continuing sagas of ''Literature/Little Men'' and especially the latter ''Literature/Jo's Boys'' where the cast is all grown up - some fans still prefer Nan/Tommy over Tommy/Dora even though the former ship was sunk over and over by the [[WordOfGod author]]. Dan [[spoiler:dying in the epilogue of Jo's Boys]] outraged everyone, especially when some wanted to see [[UptownGirl Dan/Bess]] happen. Other fans also liked the thought of [[HoYay Dan/Nat]] or [[TakeAThirdOption Dan/Nan]].
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', many readers were taken by surprise by Sam's sudden interest in otherwise barely mentioned Rosie, after a trilogy of obsessive devotion to "Master" Frodo. Compare the amount of Rose/Sam fanworks to Frodo/Sam.
** Aragorn/Eowyn fans are a good deal more numerous than Aragorn/Arwen fans. It mostly stems from Arwen's near-total lack of pagetime - even movie fans often lament how Arwen's not half as interesting, even with all the AdaptationExpansion she got. Most of the development for Aragorn/Arwen is off-page [[note]]In fairness, they had known each other for about thirty years prior to the events of ''The Lord of the Rings'', so they'd already done the 'getting to know each other' part of a relationship [[/note]], to say nothing of Eowyn/Faramir.
*** Funnily enough, Tolkien originally intended to put Aragorn and Eowyn together, before changing it part way through writing ''The Lord of the Rings''.

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** Meanwhile in the continuing sagas of ''Literature/Little Men'' ''Literature/LittleMen'' and especially the latter ''Literature/Jo's Boys'' ''Literature/JosBoys'' where the cast is all grown up - some fans still prefer Nan/Tommy over Tommy/Dora even though the former ship was sunk over and over by the [[WordOfGod author]]. Dan [[spoiler:dying in the epilogue of Jo's Boys]] outraged everyone, especially when some wanted to see [[UptownGirl Dan/Bess]] happen. Other fans also liked the thought of [[HoYay Dan/Nat]] or [[TakeAThirdOption Dan/Nan]].
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', many *''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
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readers were taken by surprise by Sam's sudden interest in otherwise barely mentioned Rosie, after a trilogy of obsessive devotion to "Master" Frodo. Compare the amount of Rose/Sam fanworks to Frodo/Sam.
** Aragorn/Eowyn Aragorn/Éowyn fans are a good deal more numerous than Aragorn/Arwen fans. It mostly stems from Arwen's near-total lack of pagetime - even pagetime--Aeven movie fans often lament how Arwen's not half as interesting, even with all the AdaptationExpansion she got. Most of the development for Aragorn/Arwen is off-page [[note]]In fairness, they had known each other for about thirty years prior to the events of ''The Lord of the Rings'', so they'd already done the 'getting to know each other' part of a relationship [[/note]], to say nothing of Eowyn/Faramir.
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Éowyn/Faramir. Funnily enough, Tolkien originally intended to put Aragorn and Eowyn Éowyn together, before changing it part way through writing ''The Lord of the Rings''.



** A large number of fans think that Marius chose wrong in picking sheltered [[TheIngenue ingenue]] Cosette over street-smart StalkerWithACrush Eponine. Never mind that he didn't know the latter loved him until [[spoiler:right before she dies]] in the book, and ''never'' in the [[Theatre/LesMiserables stage show]].

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** A large number of fans think that Marius chose wrong in picking sheltered [[TheIngenue ingenue]] Cosette over street-smart StalkerWithACrush Eponine.Éponine. Never mind that he didn't know the latter loved him until [[spoiler:right before she dies]] in the book, and ''never'' in the [[Theatre/LesMiserables stage show]].



** Percy/Nico got incredibly popular on Tumblr practically immediately after the release of "House of Hades", and TheReveal that [[spoiler:Nico was gay and crushing on Percy. [[IncompatibleOrientation Despite the fact that there's no way Percy would ever feel the same way]].]] [[OnlyFriend Jason/Nico]] also became a fairly popular ship.

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** Percy/Nico got incredibly popular on Tumblr practically immediately after the release of "House of Hades", and TheReveal that [[spoiler:Nico was gay and crushing on Percy. [[IncompatibleOrientation Despite the fact that there's no way Percy would ever feel the same way]].]] way.]]]] [[OnlyFriend Jason/Nico]] also became a fairly popular ship.
20th Nov '17 4:23:00 AM XFllo
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* A ''good chunk'' of the ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'' fandom favours [[MayDecemberRomance Emily/Dean]] over [[TrueLoveIsBoring Emily/Teddy]], as even ''fans'' of Emily/Teddy find him a painfully dull, flat character with all the personality of a paperclip.

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* A ''good chunk'' of the ''Literature/EmilyOfNewMoon'' fandom favours [[MayDecemberRomance [[AgeGapRomance Emily/Dean]] over [[TrueLoveIsBoring Emily/Teddy]], as even ''fans'' of Emily/Teddy find him a painfully dull, flat character with all the personality of a paperclip.
13th Nov '17 9:03:00 PM Eievie
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* ''Literature/CarryOn'' provides us with an odd {{Zigzagg|ingTrope}}ed example. ''Carry On'' is a companion book to ''{{Literature/Fangirl}}'', and the story it tells is framed as SlashFic of the (non-existent) ''Simon Snow'' series. The OfficialCouple of ''Carry On'' is Simon/Baz, but in ''Fangirl'' they're framed as the FanPreferredCouple of the ''Simon Snow'' series. The real-world fandom absolutely '''adores''' Simon/Baz, and doesn't ship either of them with anyone else. It seems that framing your OfficialCouple as a FanPreferredCouple really gets the fans on board the ship.



* Apparently, the most preferred partners for both Edmund and Lucy in the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfNarnia'' category are probably [[BrotherSisterIncest each other]]. The same was for Peter and Susan, before [[StrangledByTheRedString Caspian came around]]. Eustace/Jill and Polly/Digory are pretty popular as well, even though they're PlatonicLifePartners.

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* Apparently, the most preferred partners for both Edmund and Lucy in the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfNarnia'' category are probably [[BrotherSisterIncest each other]]. The same was for Peter and Susan, before [[StrangledByTheRedString Susan. Caspian came around]].and any of the Pevensies is also extremely popular. Eustace/Jill and Polly/Digory are pretty popular as well, even though they're PlatonicLifePartners.
4th Nov '17 4:09:40 PM Stevebob
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** Aragorn/Eowyn fans are a good deal more numerous than Aragorn/Arwen fans. It mostly stems from Arwen's near-total lack of pagetime - even movie fans often lament how Arwen's not half as interesting, even with all the AdaptationExpansion she got. Most of the development for Aragorn/Arwen is off-page [note]In fairness, they had known each other for about thirty years prior to the events of ''The Lord of the Rings'', so they'd already done the 'getting to know each other' part of a relationship [note], to say nothing of Eowyn/Faramir.

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** Aragorn/Eowyn fans are a good deal more numerous than Aragorn/Arwen fans. It mostly stems from Arwen's near-total lack of pagetime - even movie fans often lament how Arwen's not half as interesting, even with all the AdaptationExpansion she got. Most of the development for Aragorn/Arwen is off-page [note]In [[note]]In fairness, they had known each other for about thirty years prior to the events of ''The Lord of the Rings'', so they'd already done the 'getting to know each other' part of a relationship [note], [[/note]], to say nothing of Eowyn/Faramir.
4th Nov '17 4:06:30 PM Stevebob
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*** It does ''not'' help that in [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movies]], they actually ''do'' have romantic feelings for each other (although according to WordOfGod, their relationship would only have been a ‘summer fling’ or something along those lines before they [[BetterAsFriends go back to being friends]]).



** Aragorn/Eowyn fans are a good deal more numerous than Aragorn/Arwen fans. It mostly stems from Arwen's near-total lack of pagetime - even movie fans often lament how Arwen's not half as interesting, even with all the AdaptationExpansion she got. Most of the development for Aragorn/Arwen is off-page, to say nothing of Eowyn/Faramir.

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** Aragorn/Eowyn fans are a good deal more numerous than Aragorn/Arwen fans. It mostly stems from Arwen's near-total lack of pagetime - even movie fans often lament how Arwen's not half as interesting, even with all the AdaptationExpansion she got. Most of the development for Aragorn/Arwen is off-page, off-page [note]In fairness, they had known each other for about thirty years prior to the events of ''The Lord of the Rings'', so they'd already done the 'getting to know each other' part of a relationship [note], to say nothing of Eowyn/Faramir.Eowyn/Faramir.
*** Funnily enough, Tolkien originally intended to put Aragorn and Eowyn together, before changing it part way through writing ''The Lord of the Rings''.


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*** As of ''The Dying of the Light'' [[spoiler: Valkryie outright states she ''loves him'', causing Valduggery shippers everywhere to go completely nuts. However, it’s not overly clear if she meant it in a romantic way or platonic way. Either way, she’s eighteen at the time, so it removes the issue of her being underaged]].
3rd Nov '17 6:10:39 PM DecafGrub47393
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* Eddie and Richie from ''Literature/{{It}}'' tend to be paired up, especially since the 2017 film.
21st Aug '17 3:11:49 PM Eievie
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* Many readers of ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' have expressed a preference for Wilfred/Rebecca over Wilfred/Rowena. This was probably intentional. Rebecca is clearly the heroine of the book (more so than Ivanhoe as the hero); the reason they didn't end up together was that the Canon couple had been in love for a long time and Rebecca would never marry a Christian. It's probably a rare case of the author himself being one of those who preferred an alternate couple!
** Not just probably it is. [[WordOfGod Scott said so in the introduction.]] Scott also said it would have been an over-cheap and unrealistic morality lesson to have characters rewarded in this life for their good deeds with a successful spur-of-the-moment romance.

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* Many readers of ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' have expressed a preference for Wilfred/Rebecca over Wilfred/Rowena. This was probably intentional. Rebecca is clearly the heroine of the book (more so than Ivanhoe as the hero); the reason they didn't end up together was that the Canon canon couple had been in love for a long time and Rebecca would never marry a Christian. It's probably This one is a rare case of the author himself '''author himself''' being one of those who preferred an alternate couple!
** Not just probably it is. [[WordOfGod Scott said
prefers the couple--he flat-out says so in the introduction.]] Scott also said introduction!! He didn't have it happen though, as he explained, because it would have been an over-cheap and unrealistic morality lesson to have characters rewarded in this life for their good deeds with a successful spur-of-the-moment romance.
5th Aug '17 7:31:40 AM shatterstar
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** And of course, on the other side of the war, there's always Achilles/Patroclus.

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** And of course, on the other side of the war, there's always Achilles/Patroclus. They have been speculated to be lovers ever since ancient time, including by Creator/{{Plato}}.
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