History LauncherOfAThousandShips / VideoGames

6th May '18 6:33:47 AM Smoker130
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*MegaManX: X and Zero might be the two most shipped character of the franchise.
**X have been paired with Alia, [[VideoGame/MegaManXCommandMission Nana]], his love interest from the manga Marty, [[VideoGame/MegaManXtreme2 Berkana]] because of the FoeYay, on ocasion with Axl for thoses who prefer HoYay, and even Vile. There's even a couple of fan-art of X with Iris, Zero's love interest.
** For Zero there's the canon pairing with Iris, Layer because of shiptease Axl. Ciel or Leviathan from ''VideoGam/MegaManZero'' . One can even find pics of Zero and Roll.
**And of course X and Zero have been paired [[HoYay with each other]] a lot.
29th Mar '18 2:13:30 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Hawke as either gender in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' bounces from person to person in fanfics like a ping pong ball. Fenris gets this as well, being shipped with Hawke of both genders, [[FoeYay Anders, Merrill]], [[FriendsWithBenefits Isabela]], Sebastian, [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Zevran, Dorian]], and then there's [[NoYay Danarius]]...
* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition,'' the ''player character'' can become this trope in-universe if they're a bisexual female elf. Unlike ''Dragon Age II'', the love interests in ''Inquisition'' vary based on your character's gender, sexuality, and race. Most player characters have four romance options: two of the opposite sex, two [[GayOption of the same]]. A female elf, however, also has access to two more: Cullen (who is only into humans and elves) and Solas (who is only into other elves). This brings her total to ''six'' potential suitors.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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Hawke as either gender in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' bounces from person to person in fanfics like a ping pong ball. Fenris gets this as well, being shipped with Hawke of both genders, [[FoeYay Anders, Merrill]], [[FriendsWithBenefits Isabela]], Sebastian, [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Zevran, Dorian]], and then there's [[NoYay Danarius]]...
* ** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition,'' the ''player character'' can become this trope in-universe if they're a bisexual female elf. Unlike ''Dragon Age II'', the love interests in ''Inquisition'' vary based on your character's gender, sexuality, and race. Most player characters have four romance options: two of the opposite sex, two [[GayOption of the same]]. A female elf, however, also has access to two more: Cullen (who is only into humans and elves) and Solas (who is only into other elves). This brings her total to ''six'' potential suitors.
22nd Mar '18 2:52:51 AM RuTsuna
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** It's so extreme and ridiculous, that there are various "Random Pairing Generators" arount the Internet. Prince Charming X Sephiroth? Mulan x Larxenne? Sure, why not?

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** It's so extreme and ridiculous, that there are various "Random Pairing Generators" arount the Internet. Prince Charming X Sephiroth? Mulan x Larxenne? Larxene? Sure, why not?
18th Mar '18 12:53:27 PM nombretomado
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* Rudy Roughnight from ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 1}}''. In addition to all the females he gets paired with, ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' shippers also put him together with Jack and, [[CrackPairing for some reason]], Zed. This even gets referenced in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 5}}'', where the main ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 1}}'' related sidequest has Dean resolving which one amongst [[{{Tsundere}} Jane]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Cecilia]], and [[ShrinkingViolet Mariel]] does Rudy eventually end up with.

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* Rudy Roughnight from ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 1}}''. ''VideoGame/WildArms1''. In addition to all the females he gets paired with, ''{{Wild ARMs}}'' ''VideoGame/WildArms'' shippers also put him together with Jack and, [[CrackPairing for some reason]], Zed. This even gets referenced in ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 5}}'', ''VideoGame/WildArms5'', where the main ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 1}}'' ''VideoGame/WildArms1'' related sidequest has Dean resolving which one amongst [[{{Tsundere}} Jane]], [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Cecilia]], and [[ShrinkingViolet Mariel]] does Rudy eventually end up with.
16th Feb '18 1:11:13 AM AlleyOop
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'', Noctis gets paired up with just about ''everyone''. There's his official love interest Lunafreya, Iris who has a crush on him, his three friends whom he shares HoYay with, Nyx from KingsglaiveFinalFantasyXV (despite only meeting him once offscreen), temporary party members Cor and Aranea, as well as FoeYay with his enemies Ravus and Ardyn. Heck even the pairing of him and ''[[TagalongKid Talcott]]'' has a fandom (although only once he's an adult). And of course there's the aforementioned CrossoverShip with Lightning.
13th Feb '18 9:33:14 AM warelander
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** Sig is just as big of an example, with Amitie, Strange Klug, Klug, Arle, Lidelle, Raffina and Lemres only being the tip of the iceberg. Even characters who he has yet to interact with, like Maguro, Seriri, Draco or Doppelganger Arle are paired with him.
28th Jan '18 12:48:43 PM ilikefrenchfries
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** Nagito Komaeda from the second game also has this going on to some extent. Some of the people he's paired with include Hajime, Chiaki, Junko, Mikan, [[NoYay Monaca]], Makoto, Izuru, [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Kokichi]], Kazuichi, Fuyuhiko, and even [[CrackShip Monomi!]]



** Also, from the third game, Ki-bo is this due to his personality and him [[spoiler: having NoBiologicalSex]]. The common ones are him with Miu and Kokichi. He also has been shipped with Kaede, Rantaro, Tsumugi, Shuichi, Tenko, Gonta, and Korekiyo,

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** Also, from the third game, Ki-bo is this due to his personality and him [[spoiler: having NoBiologicalSex]]. The common ones are him with Miu and Kokichi. He also has been shipped with Kaede, Rantaro, Tsumugi, Shuichi, Tenko, Gonta, and Korekiyo,Korekiyo.
8th Jan '18 11:34:43 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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8th Jan '18 11:33:51 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Link is easily the video game town bicycle; he's paired with everyone from the eponymous Princess Zelda to... well, to the Shinto goddess Amaterasu as seen in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', given that both were wolves recently. (If there were a Shinto Hell, whoever first did that would be going there. Nor is this the only strange ship involving Amaterasu, in [[CrossoverShip or out]] of ''Okami'' itself.) Link gains a new harem within each big game. [[http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs8/i/2005/322/d/3/Link__s_Harem_by_Scribbles02.png Ocarina of Time Harem,]] [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs41/i/2009/011/1/8/Links_Harem_by_Slush_A.jpg Wind Waker Harem,]] [[http://th06.deviantart.net/fs38/300W/i/2008/366/b/8/Twilight_Girls_by_justmeandmypencil.jpg Twilight Princess Harem,]] and much much more!

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': Link is easily the video game town bicycle; he's paired with everyone from the eponymous Princess Zelda to... well, to the Shinto goddess Amaterasu as seen in wolf form in ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'', given that both were wolves recently. (If Wolf Link from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'' is one of Link's most famous incarnations[[note]]If there were a Shinto Hell, whoever first did that would be going there. Nor is this the only strange ship involving Amaterasu, in [[CrossoverShip or out]] of ''Okami'' itself.) itself[[/note]]. It doesn't hurt that Link tends to be an in-universe ChickMagnet who gains a new harem within with each big game. major entry. We've got the [[http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs8/i/2005/322/d/3/Link__s_Harem_by_Scribbles02.png Ocarina of Time Harem,]] Harem]], the [[http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs41/i/2009/011/1/8/Links_Harem_by_Slush_A.jpg Wind Waker Harem,]] Harem]], the [[http://th06.deviantart.net/fs38/300W/i/2008/366/b/8/Twilight_Girls_by_justmeandmypencil.jpg Twilight Princess Harem,]] Harem]], and much much more!
8th Jan '18 11:30:38 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has Roy. He has 6 possible wives, subtext with two girls he can't support, and can support with 4 other males, one of which is his milk brother (or male maid), and is obviously a target for Ho Yay/Bodyguard Crush. AND he was playable in Smash Bros. Melee...
** Roy's got some brutal competition for the "Pimp Lord of ''Fire Emblem''" from Celice in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy]]''--Celice can take to his side one of 15 possible wives (7 female children and 7 replacements, and then [[BrotherSisterIncest Yuria]]).
** Lyndis from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'' already has 4 ''canon'' love interests (5 if you count [[LesYay Florina]] as one), Sain and Wil are considered extremely plausible, Karel/Lyn and Lyn/Ninian have niche followings in the fandom, and one author even managed to pair her with ''Renault'' and make it plausible. There's the infamous [[MarySue Lyn/Tactician]] fics.
*** We can probably just go ahead and comment that most of the cast is canonically a LauncherOfAThousandShips, and the fandom just goes ahead and takes this {{up to eleven}}.
** My Unit (or Chris) in the remake of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Mystery of the Emblem]]'' is an '''in-universe''' Launcher, capable of supporting with ''the entire cast of the game''. They don't have as many potential love interests as Roy or Celice, though; male MU has 3, and female MU has 5.
** The My Unit (or Avatar as s/he's called in the west) from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' takes this one step further. S/he can marry '''any''' player character (including the Paralogue characters [[spoiler:[[TheCaligula Gangrel]], [[TheConqueror Walhart]], [[EvilSorcerer Aversa]], Emmeryn, and Ike's descendant Priam]] and the [[TimeTravelRomance Child characters]] like [[spoiler:Lucina, Nah, or Yarne]]... and yes, s/he can have a kid with them), provided they're of the opposite gender.
*** Heck, the only ''Awakening'' characters this ''isn't'' canon for are ones like Say'ri, Tiki, Anna and the [=SpotPass=] characters. And even that doesn't stop fans from coming up with their own fanon ships.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has ''Franchise/FireEmblem'': Thanks to the support mechanics, ''most of the cast'' falls under this, with the fandom merely taking this up to eleven.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'', there's
Roy. He has 6 six possible wives, subtext with two girls he can't support, and can support with 4 other males, one of which is his milk brother (or male maid), and is obviously a target for Ho Yay/Bodyguard Crush. AND he was playable in Smash Bros. Melee...
HoYay/BodyguardCrush. Not to mentioned that he's often shipped with the other fighters on the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros. Melee'' roster...
** Roy's got some brutal competition for the "Pimp Lord of ''Fire Emblem''" from Celice Seliph in ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Genealogy]]''--Celice ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', who can take to his side one of 15 fifteen possible wives (7 (seven female children second-gen characters and 7 their potential replacements, and then plus [[BrotherSisterIncest Yuria]]).
** Lyndis from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'' already has 4 four ''canon'' love interests (5 (five if you count [[LesYay Florina]] as one), one). Also, Sain and Wil are considered extremely plausible, plausible lovers, Karel/Lyn and Lyn/Ninian have niche followings in the fandom, and one author even managed to pair her with ''Renault'' and make it plausible. There's the infamous [[MarySue Lyn/Tactician]] fics.
*** We can probably just go ahead and comment that most of the cast is canonically a LauncherOfAThousandShips, and the fandom just goes ahead and takes this {{up to eleven}}.
** My Unit (or Chris) Kris) in the remake of ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Mystery of the Emblem]]'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'' is an '''in-universe''' Launcher, capable of supporting with ''the entire cast of the game''. They don't have as many potential love interests as Roy or Celice, Seliph, though; male MU has 3, three, and female MU has 5.
five.
** The My Unit (or Avatar as s/he's called in the west) from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' takes this one step further. S/he can marry '''any''' player character (including the Paralogue characters [[spoiler:[[TheCaligula Gangrel]], [[TheConqueror Walhart]], [[EvilSorcerer Aversa]], Emmeryn, and Ike's descendant Priam]] and ''and'' the [[TimeTravelRomance Child characters]] like [[spoiler:Lucina, Nah, or Yarne]]... and yes, s/he can have a kid with them), provided they're of the opposite gender.
*** Heck, the only ''Awakening'' characters this ''isn't'' canon for that ''can't'' be paired with everyone else in-game are ones pre-promotes like Say'ri, Tiki, Anna and the [=SpotPass=] characters. And even that doesn't stop fans from coming up with their own fanon ships.



*** And to complete the ridiculousness, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOP3nlQBIgs at least one player]] has [[PoesLaw (satirically, but still...)]] shipped Robin with Corrin, his/her counterpart in the 14th game, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. [[spoiler: Never mind that in some canon supports, Corrin is implied to ''be'' [[ScrewYourself another incarnation of Robin]].]] And now Corrin is in ''Smash'' too, so don't expect this to go away anytime soon.
** Ike in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius''. On the canon side? ShipTease with Princess Elincia, HoYay with Soren and another GayOption with Ranulf plus Marcia constantly calling him "handsome." And of course, Aimee's relentless chasing of him. The fans, however, added Mia, Geoffrey, Zelgius, Boyd, Tibarn, [[FoeYay Shinon]], Titania, [[HeroWorshipper Sothe]] and even [[PhysicalGod Yune]]. [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros "We Like Ike"]] indeed...
** And now VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes... oh GOD. It has an INCREDIBLE amount of characters all over the Fire Emblem universe(with the implication that they're planning to incorporate EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER in the franchise in the game) and there's a support system with the summoner(comparable to the tactician from the seventh game) and between characters. Therefore, ANY ship is possible.

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*** And to complete the ridiculousness, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOP3nlQBIgs at least one player]] has [[PoesLaw (satirically, but still...)]] shipped Robin with Corrin, his/her counterpart in the 14th game, ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates''. [[spoiler: Never mind that in some canon supports, Corrin is implied to ''be'' [[ScrewYourself another incarnation of Robin]].]] And now Corrin is in ''Smash'' too, so don't expect this to go away anytime soon.
** It's worth noting that for the same reasons as Robin, the My Unit (aka Corrin) from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is also a textbook example of this trope.
** Ike in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius''. from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''VideoGame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn''. On the canon side? ShipTease with Princess Elincia, HoYay with Soren Soren, and another GayOption with Ranulf Ranulf, plus Marcia constantly calling him "handsome." And of course, Aimee's relentless chasing of him. The fans, however, have added Mia, Geoffrey, Zelgius, Boyd, Tibarn, [[FoeYay Shinon]], Titania, [[HeroWorshipper Sothe]] and even [[PhysicalGod Yune]]. [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros "We Like Ike"]] indeed...
** And now VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes... oh GOD. It already has an INCREDIBLE amount of characters from all over the Fire Emblem universe(with ''Fire Emblem'' universe (with the implication that they're planning to eventually incorporate EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER in the franchise in the game) franchise) and there's a support system with the summoner(comparable player character summoner (comparable to the tactician from the seventh game) ''Blazing Blade'') and between characters. Therefore, ANY ship is possible.
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