History FanPreferredCouple / LiveActionTV

24th Apr '16 5:46:52 AM SSJMagus
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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]]. [[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.]]
21st Apr '16 8:22:53 AM bleach246
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' had an extreme example when fans almost universally panned Oliver's official relationship with ex-girlfriend [[{{TheScrappy}} Laurel]] and instead paired him with his partner-in-crime/computer geek Felicity, who started as a [[{{EnsembleDarkHorse}} one-episode guest character.]] The writers seem to be aware of Oliver and Felicity's huge popularity and have invested their time to develop their relationship since season 2 ([[spoiler: they've been canon since the third]]). Oliver/Sara were pretty popular and in early episodes before Sara and Felicity arrived [[{{IncestYayShipping}} Oliver/Thea]] had it's fans, so really Oliver/Anyone-But-Laurel seems to be the dominant sentiment.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' had an extreme example when fans almost universally panned Oliver's official relationship with ex-girlfriend [[{{TheScrappy}} Laurel]] and instead paired him with his partner-in-crime/computer geek Felicity, who started as a [[{{EnsembleDarkHorse}} one-episode guest character.]] The writers seem to be aware of Oliver and Felicity's huge popularity and have invested their time to develop their relationship since season 2 ([[spoiler: they've been canon since the third]]).
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Oliver/Sara were pretty are another popular pairing especially in season 2 when they became something of a BattleCouple together with many hoping that they would stay that way and have the famous Green Arrow/Black Canary following of the comics.
** Tommy/Laurel are a very well regarded romance
in early episodes before the Arrow community with many fans regarding them as having far more convincing chemistry and moments together then [[StrangledByTheRedString any of her scenes with Oliver]] thought season 1. It's pretty noteworthy that the two still have a very strong fan following to this day [[spoiler: despite the fact that Tommy's been dead since the end of season 1]].
** On the LesYay side of things Nyssa is often shipped with one of the two Lance sisters. On Sara's end the two were together during her time in the league and Nyssa still has feelings for her although the show has yet to clarify if the two got back together again [[spoiler: when
Sara re-joined the league at the end of season 2]]. Meanwhile shipping Nyssa and Felicity arrived [[{{IncestYayShipping}} Oliver/Thea]] had it's fans, so really Oliver/Anyone-But-Laurel seems Laurel together has also become quite popular since season 3 [[spoiler: due to be their shared bonding over Sara's death]] with them having many cute interactions together and Laurel becoming a major MoralityPet for Nyssa during the dominant sentiment.next two seasons.
19th Apr '16 3:18:11 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': While not as one-sided as most pairings, there seems to be a lot more Buffy/Spike (Spuffy) shippers out there compared to Buffy/Angel (Bangel) shippers. All one has to do is google search both pairings to discover that there are ''a lot'' more Spuffy fan sites out there. Many fans think that the grittier Spuffy was a lot more interesting than the Teen Drama-esque, StarCrossedLovers Bangel.
** Just take a look at the [[http://sunnydawards.dragonydreams.com/nominees.html nominations for the Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards]]. The Spuffy fics outnumber pretty much every other pairing going.
** This one is probably due to the effects of canon and [[WordOfGod Word Of Joss]]. Bangel wasn't originally intended to last as an endgame pairing, with Whedon stating outright that Angel's FaceHeelTurn (becoming the BigBad Angelus) was because he didn't feel the pairing would progress any further after they consummated their relationship; in Season 3, it became a plot point that Angel would only be holding back Buffy from living her life and this led to his departing for LA to find his own purpose. In fact, it's hinted that before the spin-off ''Series/{{Angel}}'' was conceived late in Season 2 (due to Joss feeling that Creator/DavidBoreanaz could carry his own series), Angel might have been KilledOffForReal in that season's two-part finale (though this has never been verified). More to the point, many fans felt that both characters grew more into their own when they parted ways, and they showed serious romantic inclinations outside of each other - Spike for Buffy, and Cordelia for Angel (a FanPreferredCouple in its own right). Further annoying to these fans is that whenever Buffy and Angel reunite, the plot stalls so that they can sort out their feelings - which wouldn't be so bad if they weren't frequently retreading old ground or if it didn't eat up time from a different A-Plot. Both Bangel and Spuffy have their devoted fans, nonetheless.
* As said above, the undeniable FanPreferredCouple of the spin-off ''Series/{{Angel}}'' is Angel/Cordelia--fans loved their unlikely but touching friendship, their semi-LadyAndKnight-esque relationship, and the way they supported and carried each other through their darkest moments. The chemistry between Creator/DavidBoreanaz and Creator/CharismaCarpenter definitely helped.
** Fans also liked Wesley/Fred instead of Gunn/Fred, namely because the former two were super-{{Adorkable}} geeks around each other.
13th Apr '16 4:45:25 AM hiphiphu
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** While Malia/Kira is far more popular than Malia/Stiles.



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' had an extreme example when fans almost universally panned Oliver's official relationship with ex-girlfriend [[{{TheScrappy}} Laurel]] and instead paired him with his partner-in-crime/computer geek Felicity, who started as a [[{{EnsembleDarkHorse}} one-episode guest character.]] The writers seem to be aware of Oliver and Felicity's huge popularity and have invested their time to develop their relationship since season 2 ([[spoiler: they've been canon since the third]]). Oliver/Sara were pretty popular and in early episodes before Sara and Felicity arrived [[{{IncestYayShipping}} Oliver/Thea]] had it's fans, so really Oliver/Anyone-But-Laurel seems to be the dominant sentiment. By Season 4, however, "Olicity" had largerly fallen out of favour because of how poorly it was handled: Because of all the relationship drama Felicity had lost the {{Adorkable}} nature that made her so popular in the first place while Oliver became increasingly more of a DesignatedHero. Laurel, by contrast, got RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap for a part of the fanbase, meaning thier ship has gained a small following again.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' had an extreme example when fans almost universally panned Oliver's official relationship with ex-girlfriend [[{{TheScrappy}} Laurel]] and instead paired him with his partner-in-crime/computer geek Felicity, who started as a [[{{EnsembleDarkHorse}} one-episode guest character.]] The writers seem to be aware of Oliver and Felicity's huge popularity and have invested their time to develop their relationship since season 2 ([[spoiler: they've been canon since the third]]). Oliver/Sara were pretty popular and in early episodes before Sara and Felicity arrived [[{{IncestYayShipping}} Oliver/Thea]] had it's fans, so really Oliver/Anyone-But-Laurel seems to be the dominant sentiment. By Season 4, however, "Olicity" had largerly fallen out of favour because of how poorly it was handled: Because of all the relationship drama Felicity had lost the {{Adorkable}} nature that made her so popular in the first place while Oliver became increasingly more of a DesignatedHero. Laurel, by contrast, got RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap for a part of the fanbase, meaning thier ship has gained a small following again.
9th Apr '16 4:06:46 AM Bagpiper
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** Karen/[[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank]] ships started popping up almost immediately after Season 2 dropped, quickly becoming the most popular Karen pairing. A major reason for this is their complete unfiltered honesty with one another, which was a breath of fresh air in a show full of people keeping secrets from one another (and especially from Karen). Frank notices towards the end of the season that Karen is becoming a bit too attached to him for his comfort and tries to push her back to Matt, but this has not deterred fans in the slightest.

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** Karen/[[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank]] ships started popping up almost immediately after Season 2 dropped, quickly becoming the most popular Karen pairing. A major reason for this is their complete unfiltered honesty with one another, which was a breath of fresh air in a show full of people keeping secrets from one another (and especially from Karen). Frank notices towards the end of the season that Karen is becoming a bit too attached to him for his comfort and tries to push her back to Matt, but this has not deterred fans in the slightest.
9th Apr '16 4:06:05 AM Bagpiper
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** Karen/Frank ships started popping up almost immediately after Season 2 dropped, quickly becoming the most popular Karen pairing. A major reason for this is their complete unfiltered honesty with one another, which was a breath of fresh air in a show full of people keeping secrets from one another (and especially from Karen). Frank notices towards the end of the season that Karen is becoming a bit too attached to him for his comfort and tries to push her back to Matt, but this has not deterred fans in the slightest.

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** Karen/Frank Karen/[[ComicBook/ThePunisher Frank]] ships started popping up almost immediately after Season 2 dropped, quickly becoming the most popular Karen pairing. A major reason for this is their complete unfiltered honesty with one another, which was a breath of fresh air in a show full of people keeping secrets from one another (and especially from Karen). Frank notices towards the end of the season that Karen is becoming a bit too attached to him for his comfort and tries to push her back to Matt, but this has not deterred fans in the slightest.
9th Apr '16 4:03:56 AM Bagpiper
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** Karen/Frank ships started popping up almost immediately after Season 2 dropped, quickly becoming the most popular Karen pairing. A major reason for this is their complete unfiltered honesty with one another, which was a breath of fresh air in a show full of people keeping secrets from one another (and especially from Karen). Frank notices towards the end of the season that Karen is becoming a bit too attached to him for his comfort and tries to push her back to Matt, but this has not deterred fans in the slightest.
27th Mar '16 5:40:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''UglyBetty'' has Daniel/Betty. They never [[MaybeEverAfter officially got together]], much to the frustration of shippers.

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* ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' has Daniel/Betty. They never [[MaybeEverAfter officially got together]], much to the frustration of shippers.



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* Most fanfiction you see about the show ''ShakeItUp'' will be Cece/Rocky.

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* Most fanfiction you see about the show ''ShakeItUp'' ''Series/ShakeItUp'' will be Cece/Rocky.
26th Mar '16 8:48:55 AM nombretomado
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* All the ''{{Coupling}}'' fans wanted to see Jeff and Jane hook up. They were supposed to in the 4th series, but then Richard Coyle (Jeff) quit the show, and was replaced by the man who would "Mount Jane...I'm not giving you instructions."

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* All the ''{{Coupling}}'' ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' fans wanted to see Jeff and Jane hook up. They were supposed to in the 4th series, but then Richard Coyle (Jeff) quit the show, and was replaced by the man who would "Mount Jane...I'm not giving you instructions."
21st Mar '16 6:25:48 AM skidoo23
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* Within ''Series/DoctorWho'' - as it's 50 years old and all - there's been a few of these. Though early Doctors made no reference to sex or sexuality, since the show's return the fanbase has been more active in supporting relationships between the Doctor and his companions. It began with Rose and Nine/Ten, and continues through to the most recent pairing of Clara and Twelve. Sometimes the series has supported it (though due to TheILoveYouStigma it maintains, nearly always in subtle ways), while sometimes it has introduced alternate pairings. And on a few occasions, pairings have actually ''overlapped'' (for example River/Doctor, with River actually being the Doctor's ''wife'', overlapped both Clara/Eleven and Clara/Twelve). And then there are alternate pairings such as Clara/Danny or cases where the series has intentionally featured a companion who is in love with the Doctor (Martha and Jack are two examples) yet the Doctor has shown interest in pursuing such a relationship on screen. All this has led to ShipToShipCombat in fandom. But one of the most popular pairings is [[FoeYay the Doctor/the Master]], with Three, Four, and Five with their respective Masters are most common, and the age of both characters goes a long way to explaining their popularity. The introduction of the female version of the Master, now known as Missy, who openly refers to the Doctor as her boyfriend in one episode and snogs Twelve in another (something not even Clara ever did) has created another fan-preferred pairing, though ShipToShipCombat is also occurring with those who prefer [[LesYay Clara/Missy]].

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* Within ''Series/DoctorWho'' - as it's 50 years old and all - there's been a few of these. Though early Doctors made no reference to sex or sexuality, since the show's return the fanbase has been more active in supporting relationships between the Doctor and his companions. It began with Rose and Nine/Ten, and continues through to the most recent pairing of Clara and Twelve. Sometimes the series has supported it (though due to TheILoveYouStigma it maintains, nearly always in subtle ways), while sometimes it has introduced alternate pairings. And on a few occasions, pairings have actually ''overlapped'' (for example River/Doctor, with River actually being the Doctor's ''wife'', overlapped both Clara/Eleven and Clara/Twelve). And then there are alternate pairings such as Clara/Danny or cases where the series has intentionally featured a companion who is in love with the Doctor (Martha and Jack are two examples) yet the Doctor has shown no interest in pursuing such a relationship on screen. All this has led to ShipToShipCombat in fandom. But one of the most popular pairings is [[FoeYay the Doctor/the Master]], with Three, Four, and Five with their respective Masters are most common, and the age of both characters goes a long way to explaining their popularity. The introduction of the female version of the Master, now known as Missy, who openly refers to the Doctor as her boyfriend in one episode and snogs Twelve in another (something not even Clara ever did) has created another fan-preferred pairing, though ShipToShipCombat is also occurring with those who prefer [[LesYay Clara/Missy]].
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