History LauncherOfAThousandShips / VideoGames

16th Aug '17 12:23:43 PM SeptimusHeap
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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', we have Lightning. Two major reasons for this are the fact that she has no canon love interest, and the game has a not-inconsiderable amount of [[HoYay Les Yay]] between her and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Fang]]. Then there's her "motherly" relationship with [[{{Shotacon}} Hope]]. If you want to go into {{Crossover Ship}}s, there's [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Noctis]], and being a DistaffCounterpart of Cloud Strife you can pair her up with him or any of his love interests.

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** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'', we have Lightning. Two major reasons for this are the fact that she has no canon love interest, and the game has a not-inconsiderable amount of [[HoYay Les Yay]] between her and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Fang]]. Then there's her "motherly" relationship with [[{{Shotacon}} Hope]].Hope. If you want to go into {{Crossover Ship}}s, there's [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV Noctis]], and being a DistaffCounterpart of Cloud Strife you can pair her up with him or any of his love interests.



** ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' protagonist Samus Aran easily falls into this due to not having any romantic interest in her own series (or more than a handful of characters per game other than herself, for that matter). [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief]], [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]], and ComicBook/IronMan are common choices due to [[PoweredArmor Shared concepts]], but she seems to pick a new one up every new game in the ''Smash Bros'' series: Captain Falcon in ''Melee'', Solid Snake in ''Brawl'', and now [[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]], due to the latter's introductory trailer, even though it primarily involved him [[LoveAtFirstPunch punching the hell outta her]] for making fun of his height. Pikachu/Samus was a popular crack ship during ''Brawl'' but it usually wasn't presented too romantically. Also, oddly enough, [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]] and Franchise/MegaMan in the latter two games as well. We're not sure why parts of the fandom have deemed her a {{shotacon}}, out of all the characters.

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** ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' protagonist Samus Aran easily falls into this due to not having any romantic interest in her own series (or more than a handful of characters per game other than herself, for that matter). [[VideoGame/{{Halo}} Master Chief]], [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]], and ComicBook/IronMan are common choices due to [[PoweredArmor Shared concepts]], but she seems to pick a new one up every new game in the ''Smash Bros'' series: Captain Falcon in ''Melee'', Solid Snake in ''Brawl'', and now [[VideoGame/PunchOut Little Mac]], due to the latter's introductory trailer, even though it primarily involved him [[LoveAtFirstPunch punching the hell outta her]] for making fun of his height. Pikachu/Samus was a popular crack ship during ''Brawl'' but it usually wasn't presented too romantically. Also, oddly enough, [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]] and Franchise/MegaMan in the latter two games as well. We're not sure why parts of the fandom have deemed her a {{shotacon}}, paedophile, out of all the characters.
2nd Aug '17 2:06:42 PM Tropemaster849
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** Sonic has been paired with nearly ''every'' female fighter since his first appearance in ''Brawl'', along with quite a few men.
31st Jul '17 5:57:09 AM MummyGaGa
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** Somewhat justified since both games included building relationships as a major part of gameplay, both games do allow for romantic developments with characters of the opposite sex[[note]]In ''4'', prior to the UpdatedReRelease, Yu could even get something of a harem going on, while the UpdatedReRelease for ''3'' added the option to play as a female protagonist who could get it on with all the boys[[/note]], and ''4'' includes a male ally strongly implied to be at least bisexual.

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** Same goes for Joker from ''VideoGame/Persona5'' (aka Yu's successor).
** Somewhat justified since both all of those games included building relationships as a major part of gameplay, both games do allow for romantic developments with characters of the opposite sex[[note]]In ''4'', prior to the UpdatedReRelease, Yu could even get something of a harem going on, while the UpdatedReRelease for ''3'' added the option to play as a female protagonist who could get it on with all the boys[[/note]], and ''4'' includes a male ally strongly implied to be at least bisexual.bisexual. ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'' even has the option for Yu and Minato to marry anybody from the main cast regardless of their gender (even [[HeroicDog Koromaru]]). ''VideoGame/Persona5'' has the option for Joker to get with older women.
30th Apr '17 10:29:38 PM MummyGaGa
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** While Kiyotaka from the first game is primarily paired up with Mondo, he is also paired up with Chihiro, Celeste, Leon, Makoto, Daiya, [[spoiler: Mukuro, and[[ScrewYourself Kiyondo]].]]

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** While Kiyotaka from the first game is primarily paired up with Mondo, he is also paired up with Chihiro, Celeste, Leon, Makoto, Daiya, [[spoiler: Mukuro, and[[ScrewYourself and [[ScrewYourself Kiyondo]].]]
30th Apr '17 10:28:34 PM MummyGaGa
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* Due to dating sims-esque nature of the game, Rean Schwarzer from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel]] has been paired with all members of Class VII, his adoptive sister, his adoptive sister's best friend, a commander in an army, a bracer, a "traitor", the BigBad, [[CrackPairing a giant robot, a motorbike]]...

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* Due to dating sims-esque nature of the game, Rean Schwarzer from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel Trails of Cold Steel]] has been paired with all members of Class VII, his adoptive sister, his adoptive sister's best friend, a commander in an army, a bracer, a "traitor", the BigBad, [[CrackPairing a giant robot, a motorbike]]...motorbike]]...
* Almost every protagonist in every Franchise/DanganRonpa visual novel can be viewed as one as they are all pretty shippable with each other. As for non-protagonist characters, honorable mentions should go to these people.
** While Kiyotaka from the first game is primarily paired up with Mondo, he is also paired up with Chihiro, Celeste, Leon, Makoto, Daiya, [[spoiler: Mukuro, and[[ScrewYourself Kiyondo]].]]
** Despite him being TheFriendNobodyLikes, Kokichi Ouma from the third game is one. He is primarily paired up with Shuichi, Rantaro, and Ki-bo though. However, he is also paired up with Himiko, Kaito, Kaede, Tenko, Miu, Kirumi, and Gonta.
** 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,
23rd Apr '17 8:23:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':

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13th Apr '17 7:51:42 PM LovePsychothefirst
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** If you are a ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' character, the fandom has decreed that you want to have sex with Yuri [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Lowell]]. Period. He's probably most often shipped with [[HoYay Flynn]], but Estelle and Judith aren't far behind...and then there are people who ship him with Raven or Duke or Rita or even Ioder, and, appropriately enough given the above, Yuri/Luke is a popular crossover pairing.

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** If you are a ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' character, the fandom has decreed that you want to have sex with Yuri [[MemeticBadass Yuri]] [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Lowell]]. Period. He's probably most often shipped with [[HoYay Flynn]], but Estelle and Judith aren't far behind...and then there are people who ship him with Raven or Duke or Rita or even Ioder, and, appropriately enough given the above, Yuri/Luke is a popular crossover pairing.
13th Apr '17 7:51:17 PM LovePsychothefirst
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%%** Guy gets this treatment too.
%%** Jade also has his fair share.
13th Apr '17 7:49:57 PM LovePsychothefirst
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** He has been paired with ''his own father''. Granted it's usually before TheReveal, but some even have the relationship continue ''afterward.''
** Because of the MultipleEndings, Lloyd is a ''canonical'' Launcher of a Thousand Ships.
** It even continues in the sequel! ''Dawn of the New World'' confirms that [[SchrodingersQuestion Lloyd scored with whomever you want him to]].

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** *** He has been paired with ''his own father''. Granted it's usually before TheReveal, but some even have the relationship continue ''afterward.''
** *** Because of the MultipleEndings, Lloyd is a ''canonical'' Launcher of a Thousand Ships.
** *** It even continues in the sequel! ''Dawn of the New World'' confirms that [[SchrodingersQuestion Lloyd scored with whomever you want him to]].
12th Apr '17 4:41:12 PM KandC
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** Let's not forget that [=McCree=] has also been paired with quite the number of characters. He's been paired with [[FanPreferredCouple Hanzo]], Reaper, Genji, Mercy, Junkrat, Lucio, Soldier: 76, Ana, Pharah, and Mei.


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*** Died down even more with the Uprising event, as Ana's new spray shows her and her husband holding baby Pharah. Said husband's features look nothing like any other character.
** Let's not forget that [=McCree=] has also been paired with quite the number of characters. He's been paired with [[FanPreferredCouple Hanzo]], Reaper, Genji, Mercy, Junkrat, Lucio, Soldier: 76, Ana, Pharah, and Mei.
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