History FanPreferredCouple / LiveActionTV

22nd Mar '17 8:46:28 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 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]].
** And let's not forget Eleven/Amy.

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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]].
** And let's not forget Eleven/Amy.
Clara/Missy]]. Eleven/Amy is also another popular pairing, despite the fact that Amy becomes the Doctor's ''mother-in-law''.
21st Mar '17 1:53:40 PM okyrro
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* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'': So far the most popular ships have been ones that, ironically, do ''not'' include Archie or his eternal BettyAndVeronica dilemma. Betty/Veronica are shipped [[HoYay together]] more than either seems to be shipped with Archie. [[OppositesAttract Betty/Jughead]] is also massively more popular than the traditional Archie/Betty and [[spoiler: Betty/Jughead has only gained popularity since becoming [[OfficialCouple official]]]]. Many are hoping that the show abandons the classic Betty/Archie/Veronica love triangle all together to instead focus on building other relationships.
27th Feb '17 4:01:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/{{Psych}}'', [[FoeYay Shawn/Lassiter]] used to be the biggest pairing a few seasons back. But now that Shawn/Juliet is the OfficialCouple, it's lost some of it's popularity. Though sites such as LiveJournal still continue to have devoted [[PortmanteauCoupleName Shassie]] followings.

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* In ''Series/{{Psych}}'', [[FoeYay Shawn/Lassiter]] used to be the biggest pairing a few seasons back. But now that Shawn/Juliet is the OfficialCouple, it's lost some of it's popularity. Though sites such as LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal still continue to have devoted [[PortmanteauCoupleName Shassie]] followings.
31st Jan '17 12:24:37 PM RoseAndHeather
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** In the later seasons, shipping Benson with ADA Barba seems to be more popular than shipping her with her canon love interest Cassidy.

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** In the later seasons, shipping Benson with ADA Barba seems to be more popular than shipping her with her canon love interest Cassidy. Given the near-constant [[HeldGaze lingering gazes]], [[ShipTease gentle touches]], blatant concern for each other, late-night drinks, and sizzling chemistry -- and the fact that actors Raul Esparza and Mariska Hargitay also ship the two characters together -- this is not surprising.
31st Dec '16 8:40:43 PM Discar
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* Since the pilot episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has aired, the pairing of Leonard Snart and Sara Lance (aka Captain Canary) has gained a huge amount of shippers. So far, nothing romantic has happened in canon, yet a romantic side to their relationship has been subtly teased.

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* Since ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'': From the pilot episode of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'' has aired, the pairing of very beginning, Leonard Snart and Sara Lance (aka Captain Canary) has gained a huge amount of shippers. So far, shippers. In the first season, there were a few subtle hints at a burgeoning romance, but nothing romantic has happened in canon, yet a romantic side major (especially compared to their relationship has been subtly teased.the Kendra/Carter/Ray LoveTriangle). [[spoiler:They do share a brief kiss right before his HeroicSacrifice, but nothing more]].
12th Dec '16 7:30:30 AM Hollownerox
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* While there have been quite a number of ships going on since the series started, in Series/TheFlash2014 one of the earliest ships was Barry/Caitlin. While on the surface it seems unusual due to the latter character's known role as a villain in the comics, the television series' [[AdaptationalHeroism alternate]] approach to her has made the pairing pretty popular. It doesn't help that the fans have noticed the two characters tend to be [[ShipTease wearing the same colors in scenes together, react the same way, and make the same gestures and body movements at the same time]]. Though considering the comic's canonical relationship with Iris, it remains to be seen if this will truly lead anywhere, though the pairing still remains quite strong.
2nd Dec '16 1:55:26 PM dmcreif
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* Matt/Claire in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', due to Karen being a BaseBreakingCharacter and a strong chemistry between the actors despite being [[ShipSinking sunk]] by Matt himself. Some fans even said they won't mind if the ship is the show's main couple over some of Matt's more popular girlfriends from comic book such as ComicBook/{{Elektra}}, or ship them anyway despite knowing that it won't last.

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* Matt/Claire in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', due to Karen Page being a BaseBreakingCharacter and a strong chemistry between the actors despite being [[ShipSinking sunk]] by Matt himself. Some fans even said they won't mind if the ship is the show's main couple over some of Matt's more popular girlfriends from comic book such as ComicBook/{{Elektra}}, or ship them anyway despite knowing that it won't last. Of course, by ''Series/LukeCage2016'', Claire more or less settles for Luke.
23rd Nov '16 3:32:06 AM Tron80
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'': In season one, Kara was [[LesYay shipped with Cat Grant]] much more often than with her canon love interest, James Olsen. Due to Cat's departure at the beginning of season two, Kara is now most frequently shipped with Lena Luthor, while the show seems to be moving her toward a romance with Mon-El. Mon-El, in turn, is usually shipped with Winn Schott.

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'': ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': In season one, Kara was [[LesYay shipped with Cat Grant]] much more often than with her canon love interest, James Olsen. Due to Cat's departure at the beginning of season two, Kara is now most frequently shipped with Lena Luthor, while the show seems to be moving her toward a romance with Mon-El. Mon-El, in turn, is usually shipped with Winn Schott.
21st Nov '16 10:26:34 PM beyondthesea
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** Despite [[WordOfGod multiple writers, including the creators,]] [[ShipSinking constantly stating that its not the direction they're taking the show and never was]], the FoeYay-turned-friends pairing of Swan Queen (Regina/Emma), is a popular fan couple, so much so that Swan Queen has made it into the Final Four in every Zimbio poll since 2014, beating out canon Captain Swan, Snowing, and Rumbelle each time. Unfortunately, and possibly because of above WordOfGod, there's a good number of DieForOurShip folks amongst the shippers.

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** Despite [[WordOfGod multiple writers, including the creators,]] [[ShipSinking constantly stating that its not the direction they're taking the show and never was]], the FoeYay-turned-friends pairing of Swan Queen (Regina/Emma), is a popular fan couple, so much so that Swan Queen has made it into the Final Four in every Zimbio poll since 2014, beating out canon pairings Captain Swan, Snowing, and Rumbelle each time. Unfortunately, and possibly because of above WordOfGod, there's a good number of DieForOurShip folks amongst the shippers.
21st Nov '16 10:24:56 PM beyondthesea
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** Despite [[WordOfGod multiple writers, including the creators,]] [[ShipSinking constantly stating that its not the direction they're taking the show and never was]], the CrackShip[=/=]FoeYay pairing of Swan Queen (Regina/Emma), is a popular fan couple. Unfortunately, and possibly because of above WordOfGod, there's a good number of DieForOurShip folks amongst the shippers.
*** Swan Queen is actually a {{Downplayed}} version of this. [[OfficialCouple Captain Swan's]] fanbase is almost as large as Swan Queen's, and the only reason why Snow Queen's is larger is because it's been around longer (Regina was introduced in the first episode and Hook wasn't introduced until Season 2).

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** Despite [[WordOfGod multiple writers, including the creators,]] [[ShipSinking constantly stating that its not the direction they're taking the show and never was]], the CrackShip[=/=]FoeYay FoeYay-turned-friends pairing of Swan Queen (Regina/Emma), is a popular fan couple. couple, so much so that Swan Queen has made it into the Final Four in every Zimbio poll since 2014, beating out canon Captain Swan, Snowing, and Rumbelle each time. Unfortunately, and possibly because of above WordOfGod, there's a good number of DieForOurShip folks amongst the shippers.
*** Swan Queen is actually a {{Downplayed}} version of this. [[OfficialCouple Captain Swan's]] fanbase is almost as large as Swan Queen's, and the only reason why Snow Queen's is larger is because it's been around longer (Regina was introduced in the first episode and Hook wasn't introduced until Season 2).
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