History FanPreferredCouple / Literature

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}}.
2nd Jun '17 9:10:31 AM FranksGirl
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* Literature/NancyDrew and [[Literature/TheHardyBoys Frank Hardy]]. Judging from Fanfiction.net and multiple fan boards, these two are the most popular pairing between the two series, even though the official canon couples are Nancy/Ned Nickerson, and Frank/Callie Shaw. Within ''book'' canon, Frank and Nancy don't live anywhere near each other and only occasionally join forces to solve mysteries, with only light ShipTease and nothing beyond that.

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* Literature/NancyDrew and [[Literature/TheHardyBoys Frank Hardy]]. Judging from Fanfiction.net and multiple fan boards, these two are the most popular pairing between the two series, even though the official canon couples are Nancy/Ned Nickerson, and Frank/Callie Shaw. Within ''book'' canon, Frank and Nancy rarely interact. They are in the same 'verse, but don't live anywhere near each other and only occasionally join forces to solve mysteries, with only light ShipTease and nothing beyond that. It's rare to see a fanfic that pairs Nancy with anyone '''but''' Frank and Ned, and Ned definitely runs a distant second place.
2nd Jun '17 9:04:05 AM FranksGirl
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* Literature/NancyDrew and... take your pick between one of the Hardy boys, or one of the various single male suspects in any of the games, [[FoeYay even if it's the culprit]], [[CrackPairing or if it would be totally unlikely in the game or in real life]]. The most popular of these, though, is Nancy and Dave from ''Secret of Shadow Ranch''. Poor Ned...

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* Literature/NancyDrew and... take your pick between one of and [[Literature/TheHardyBoys Frank Hardy]]. Judging from Fanfiction.net and multiple fan boards, these two are the Hardy boys, or one of the various single male suspects in any of the games, [[FoeYay even if it's the culprit]], [[CrackPairing or if it would be totally unlikely in the game or in real life]]. The most popular of these, though, is pairing between the two series, even though the official canon couples are Nancy/Ned Nickerson, and Frank/Callie Shaw. Within ''book'' canon, Frank and Nancy don't live anywhere near each other and Dave from ''Secret of Shadow Ranch''. Poor Ned...only occasionally join forces to solve mysteries, with only light ShipTease and nothing beyond that.
11th May '17 10:34:36 PM 134340Goat
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** Although Scorpius/Rose seemed the most popular of the next generation character ships for a time, it was soon VASTLY overshadowed by Scorpius/Albus after the release of ''Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'', which contained so much dialogue of affection and care for one another that many readers genuinely thought it was headed towards a romantic relationship, with many popular websites such as the Guardian or Vox accusing the book of queerbaiting.
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