History FanPreferredCouple / LiveActionTV

16th Jun '18 6:25:22 PM runnerofwinds
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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had one in The Doctor and Seven of Nine. This ship was actually teased at in the show, developed, then out of nowhere was derailed for the universally reviled Chakotay/Seven pairing that capped off the series in its final season. (Speculation is that this was a last-ditch effort to make up for Chakotay's lack of character development and sub-par writing. As a consolation prize for the actor this is not exactly terrible, but this derailed not one but ''two'' highly popular {{Fan Preferred Couple}}s -- Doctor/Seven, and Janeway/Chakotay.)
** ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' had a large following for Garak/Bashir. However, once the studio realized that, they forced the writers to phase the HoYay out of their relationship and Bashir ended up with Ezri (in the re-launch novels, they break up).

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** * ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had one in The Doctor and Seven of Nine. This ship was actually teased at in the show, developed, then out of nowhere was derailed for the universally reviled Chakotay/Seven pairing that capped off the series in its final season. (Speculation is that this was a last-ditch effort to make up for Chakotay's lack of character development and sub-par writing. As a consolation prize for the actor this is not exactly terrible, but this derailed not one but ''two'' highly popular {{Fan Preferred Couple}}s -- Doctor/Seven, and Janeway/Chakotay.)
** * ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' had a large following for Garak/Bashir. However, once the studio realized that, they forced the writers to phase the HoYay out of their relationship and Bashir ended up with Ezri (in the re-launch novels, they break up).



** Trip and T'Pol being teased as an odd mutation of the OfficialCouple during the 3rd and 4th seasons of Enterprise became a fan favorite. Both times the writers seemed to settle their relationship it was too late in the season and got overshadowed by other plots, and had seen an abrupt ending soon after, the first teased a possible future, the second did as well [[spoiler: despite Trip's death]]. [[spoiler:A death which the Literature/StarTrekEnterpriseRelaunch novels couldn't {{retcon}} away fast enough; the literally did it on the ''first page''.]] [[http://triptpolers.houseoftucker.com/ This website is dedicated to fan fiction based on the pairing.]]

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** * Trip and T'Pol being teased as an odd mutation of the OfficialCouple during the 3rd and 4th seasons of Enterprise became a fan favorite. Both times the writers seemed to settle their relationship it was too late in the season and got overshadowed by other plots, and had seen an abrupt ending soon after, the first teased a possible future, the second did as well [[spoiler: despite Trip's death]]. [[spoiler:A death which the Literature/StarTrekEnterpriseRelaunch novels couldn't {{retcon}} away fast enough; the literally did it on the ''first page''.]] [[http://triptpolers.houseoftucker.com/ This website is dedicated to fan fiction based on the pairing.]]
16th Jun '18 6:21:04 PM runnerofwinds
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** Peggy and Angie is just as popular as, if not more than, Peggy/Jarvis. It helps that Angie fulfills a lot of the roles that a love interest would typically take in superhero/spy movies, such as [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies finding some resistance from Peggy when she tries to bond with her]], [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife being irritated when the hero's double life interferes with her being able to spend time with Peggy]], and trusting Peggy so much that when [[spoiler:Peggy is being pursued by the SSR]], she helps her without asking for any kind of explanation.

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** Peggy and Angie is just as popular as, if not more than, Peggy/Jarvis.also very popular. It helps that Angie fulfills a lot of the roles that a love interest would typically take in superhero/spy movies, such as [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies finding some resistance from Peggy when she tries to bond with her]], [[TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife being irritated when the hero's double life interferes with her being able to spend time with Peggy]], and trusting Peggy so much that when [[spoiler:Peggy is being pursued by the SSR]], she helps her without asking for any kind of explanation.
16th Jun '18 5:47:46 PM runnerofwinds
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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had one in The Doctor and Seven of Nine. The hell of it was that this ship was actually teased at in the show, developed, then out of nowhere was derailed for the universally reviled Chakotay/Seven pairing that capped off the series in its final season. (Speculation is that the producers got so annoyed with Robert Beltran's complaints about his character's lack of character development and sub-par writing that they decided to shut his mouth by slipping Jeri Ryan's tongue in it, which as consolation prizes go is not exactly terrible but which derailed not one but ''two'' highly popular {{Fan Preferred Couple}}s -- Doctor/Seven, and Janeway/Chakotay.)

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** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had one in The Doctor and Seven of Nine. The hell of it was that this This ship was actually teased at in the show, developed, then out of nowhere was derailed for the universally reviled Chakotay/Seven pairing that capped off the series in its final season. (Speculation is that the producers got so annoyed with Robert Beltran's complaints about his character's this was a last-ditch effort to make up for Chakotay's lack of character development and sub-par writing that they decided to shut his mouth by slipping Jeri Ryan's tongue in it, which as writing. As a consolation prizes go prize for the actor this is not exactly terrible terrible, but which this derailed not one but ''two'' highly popular {{Fan Preferred Couple}}s -- Doctor/Seven, and Janeway/Chakotay.)



** This one is subject to VocalMinority, though - most polls of the fanbase at large indicate that they prefer Leonard/Penny. Despite cries of war from the shippers, it also seems the fanbase at large is happy with Sheldon/Amy.
15th Jun '18 6:55:14 AM KizunaTallis
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* Jackie and Hyde on ''Series/That70sShow''. An interesting case, since the writers actually made the two a couple in later seasons... only for them to break up and cause them to slip right back into preferred territory with even more fans then before. Danny Masterson (Hyde's actor) has even tweeted [[https://twitter.com/dannymasterson/status/419737079434604544]] saying he doesn't understand to this day why they didn't end up together.

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* Jackie and Hyde on ''Series/That70sShow''. An interesting case, since the writers actually made the two a couple in later seasons... only for them to break up and cause them to slip right back into preferred territory with even more fans then before. Danny Masterson (Hyde's actor) has even tweeted [[https://twitter.com/dannymasterson/status/419737079434604544]] saying com/dannymasterson/status/419737079434604544 saying]] he doesn't understand to this day why they didn't end up together.


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** In a straighter example, Andy/Erin, due to the fans' anger at how the seasons of build up between them was ultimately rendered into a ShaggyDogStory due to the writers trying to recreate the Jim/Pam romance by hooking Erin up with a new character named Pete, a blatant Jim copy, and putting Andy through the DerailingLoveInterests treatment to make the Pete/Erin pairing work.
10th Jun '18 7:09:00 AM nombretomado
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From season three onwards, the pairing's popularity soured amongst portions of the fandomp due to a combination of Laurel being RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, ShippingBedDeath, and a perception by some of Felicity becoming a CreatorsPet SpotlightStealingSquad, [[RomanticPlotTumor whose romantic melodrama with Oliver overtook the show during Season Four]] (widely regarded as the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'s absolute low point). While Oliver/Felicity still has a hardcore fandom (mainly on Twitter and Tumblr), some in the fandom have come to outright despise the pairing, preferring the original OfficialCouple of Oliver/Laurel instead (or ship Oliver with just about anyone else, including Nyssa, who is a lesbian in canon).

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From season three onwards, the pairing's popularity soured amongst portions of the fandomp due to a combination of Laurel being RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, ShippingBedDeath, and a perception by some of Felicity becoming a CreatorsPet SpotlightStealingSquad, [[RomanticPlotTumor whose romantic melodrama with Oliver overtook the show during Season Four]] (widely regarded as the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}}'s Series/{{Arrowverse}}'s absolute low point). While Oliver/Felicity still has a hardcore fandom (mainly on Twitter and Tumblr), some in the fandom have come to outright despise the pairing, preferring the original OfficialCouple of Oliver/Laurel instead (or ship Oliver with just about anyone else, including Nyssa, who is a lesbian in canon).
14th Apr '18 8:45:41 PM ablackraptor
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*** The most popular pairing in the fandom is Barry Allen/Leonard Snart, aka [=ColdFlash=], thanks to FoeYay and Captain Cold being quite the LovableRogue. The OfficialCouple, Barry Allen/Iris West ([=WestAllen=]), certainly comes in a close second, in terms of popularity.

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*** The most popular non-canon pairing in the fandom is Barry Allen/Leonard Snart, aka [=ColdFlash=], thanks to FoeYay and Captain Cold being quite the LovableRogue. The OfficialCouple, Barry Allen/Iris West ([=WestAllen=]), certainly comes in a close second, in terms of popularity.though remains the most popular once Snart moved shows.



*** Wally West/Nate Haywood has a ''very'' vocal fandom and a large bulk of the fans who called for Wally to move to the Legends were Wally/Nate shippers, especially as many believe it would be a good way to allow Keiynan Lonsdale to play a bisexual character after coming out in 2017. Wally/Zari is also rather popular due to their fun interaction as they developed into quick friends.



* The one constant ship in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' fandom is [=FitzSimmons=]. However, the [=SkyeWard=] shippers are persistent despite the knowledge that [[spoiler: Ward being revealed as a HYDRA plant and a villain, and then dying in Season 3]] could [[ShipSinking sink that ship]].
** From the start of the show, [=Philinda=] was a small part of the fandom that grew despite being unplanned by showrunners, despite the fact that they had repeatedly been referred to as JustFriends [[spoiler: until Season 4, where they became an OfficialCouple]].
** While Fitzsimmons, Philinda and Skyeward tend to be viewed as the 'main' ships, other smaller canon and non canon ships have since been established, such as Skimmons, Fitz/Mack, and Mackelena.

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* The one constant ship in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' fandom ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'':
** [=FitzSimmons=]
is [=FitzSimmons=]. However, probably the most popular pairing the show has, though it helps that its been more-or-less canon since the end of the first season despite their hardships. Though, a ''very'' close second is Jemma and Skye/Daisy, which either [[ShipToShipCombat butts heads]] with [=FitzSimmons=] or [[{{OT3}} has Daisy gladly join the ship]] depending on the fandom.
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[=SkyeWard=] shippers are persistent despite the knowledge fact that [[spoiler: Ward being was revealed as a HYDRA plant and a villain, and then dying in Season 3]] could 3]]. It did [[ShipSinking sink that ship]].
ship]] for most, but not all. It ''was'' somewhat canon during the first season before all this happened, so its a case of the show naturally building fan investment that then was too difficult to kill after they sunk it.
** From the start of the show, [=Philinda=] was a small part of the fandom that grew despite being unplanned by showrunners, despite and the fact that they had repeatedly been referred to as JustFriends [[spoiler: until Season 4, where they became an OfficialCouple]].
** While Fitzsimmons, Philinda and Skyeward tend to
OfficialCouple]]. At this point, it might be viewed the most universally loved ship as the 'main' ships, other smaller two have few others they're seriously shipped with (outside of Coulson/Daisy, which has a small-but-vocal fandom, but is otherwise not shipped due to the fact in-canon they consider one-another to be their father/daughter figure).
** As of season 4 onward, the most popular Daisy pairing (at least, with a male character) is with [[ComicBook/GhostRiderRobbieReyes Robbie Reyes]], due to the sheer strength of their actors' chemistry, the development the two go through together, and [[BirdsOfAFeather how similar the two are]] during this time in their lives. Compared to Daisy's
canon love interests -Ward, Lincoln, and non canon ships have since been established, such as Skimmons, Fitz/Mack, and Mackelena. Deke- Robbie actually plays a similar role in her story, but is ironically the only one she's ''not'' explicitly shipped with, possibly because of how expensive Reyes' powers are to make him a regular.
20th Mar '18 7:47:54 PM nombretomado
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* [[FlirtyStepsiblings Derek/Casey]] and [[PlatonicLifePartners Edwin/Lizzie]] are this in ''LifeWithDerek''.

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* [[FlirtyStepsiblings Derek/Casey]] and [[PlatonicLifePartners Edwin/Lizzie]] are this in ''LifeWithDerek''.''Series/LifeWithDerek''.
10th Mar '18 9:27:56 AM CheeseDogX
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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has Zack and Lisa.

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has Zack and Lisa. This even got a nod in the show where they dated for one episode, though the episode seemed to focus more on Screech's intense jealousy and the effect it had on his friendship with Zack than the actual relationship between Zack and Lisa. [[StatusQuoIsGod And then everyone acted like it never happened]].
8th Mar '18 9:23:59 PM nombretomado
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*** To make matters worse, there's also Alcide who a large section of the fandom (And {{TVGuide}}) ships Sookie with.

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*** To make matters worse, there's also Alcide who a large section of the fandom (And {{TVGuide}}) Magazine/TVGuide) ships Sookie with.
25th Feb '18 3:36:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheSecretCircle'', Cassie and Jake or Faye seem to be more popular than the OfficialCouple of Cassie/Adam where the show seems to be leading us. Not to mention Faye and Diana to a ridiculous extent based on all the FoeYay. Wetpaint recently ran a "who should Faye be with" poll. Only Lee and Jake were mentioned in the title and the article itself, but the poll also included Diana. [[http://www.wetpaint.com/the-secret-circle/articles/who-should-faye-be-with-on-the-secret-circle-jake-armstrong-or-lee-labeque?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Diana won with over 87% of the vote.]]

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* In ''TheSecretCircle'', ''Series/TheSecretCircle'', Cassie and Jake or Faye seem to be more popular than the OfficialCouple of Cassie/Adam where the show seems to be leading us. Not to mention Faye and Diana to a ridiculous extent based on all the FoeYay. Wetpaint recently ran a "who should Faye be with" poll. Only Lee and Jake were mentioned in the title and the article itself, but the poll also included Diana. [[http://www.wetpaint.com/the-secret-circle/articles/who-should-faye-be-with-on-the-secret-circle-jake-armstrong-or-lee-labeque?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Diana won with over 87% of the vote.]]
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