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** Many fans who ship Rainbow Dash with Soarin' will also ship Scootaloo with Rumble. Scootaloo being Rainbow's surrogate little sister and Rumble (her classmate who's also a pegasus) being the younger brother of Thunderlane, a Wonderbolt cadet.
15th Mar '17 2:44:28 PM secretfan14
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Alice is canonically Bob's girlfriend but some fans believe that Bob should be with Claire. These fans will [[{{Shipping}} ship]] Alice with Derek in order to leave Bob free to be with Claire. This creates alliances between Bob/Claire and Alice/Derek shippers. Likewise, Alice/Bob shippers may put Claire and Derek together, canon or not.

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Alice is canonically Bob's girlfriend girlfriend, but some fans believe that Bob should be with Claire. These fans will might [[{{Shipping}} ship]] Alice with Derek in order to leave Bob free to be with Claire. This creates alliances between Bob/Claire and Alice/Derek shippers. Likewise, Alice/Bob shippers may put Claire and Derek together, canon or not.



** If you're into [[TroubledButCute Ryoma]]/[[ShrinkingViolet Sakuno]], you're expected to ship [[BigEater Momoshiro]]/[[GenkiGirl An]] (and maybe, [[{{Dojikko}} Horio]]/[[{{Tsundere}} Tomoka]]). Heaven forbid you like yaoi with your het.

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** If you're into [[TroubledButCute Ryoma]]/[[ShrinkingViolet Sakuno]], you're expected to ship [[BigEater Momoshiro]]/[[GenkiGirl An]] (and maybe, [[{{Dojikko}} [[{CuteClumsyGirl Horio]]/[[{{Tsundere}} Tomoka]]). Heaven forbid you like yaoi with your het.



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'''s most common ShipMates seem to be [[HoYay Phoenix]]/[[ChildhoodFriendRomance Edgeworth]], [[WhipItGood Franziska]]/[[HoYay Adrian]], [[ButtMonkey Gumshoe]]/[[{{Dojikko}} Maggey]], and probably a dash of [[TheCharmer Klavier]]/[[HotBlooded Apollo]].

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'''s most common ShipMates seem to be [[HoYay Phoenix]]/[[ChildhoodFriendRomance Edgeworth]], [[WhipItGood Franziska]]/[[HoYay Adrian]], [[ButtMonkey Gumshoe]]/[[{{Dojikko}} Gumshoe]]/[[CuteClumsyGirl Maggey]], and probably a dash of [[TheCharmer Klavier]]/[[HotBlooded Apollo]].
13th Mar '17 12:11:14 PM DouglasFir
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** Meanwhile, many fans who support Usagi/Mamoru pair Rei with either Yuuichirou or Jadeite. Solutions for Setsuna are a little more varied, but fans usually come up with someone for her too, whether a villain, a civilian, an OC, one of the Senshi or even a threesome with her roommates.

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** Meanwhile, many fans who support Usagi/Mamoru pair Rei with either Yuuichirou Yuuichirou, Minako or Jadeite. Solutions for Setsuna are a little more varied, but fans usually come up with someone for her too, whether a villain, a civilian, an OC, one of the Senshi or even a threesome with her roommates.



** In the anime, Shingo has a crush on Ami, but the Senshi he gets shipped with the most is Hotaru (who is similar to Ami in many respects but closer to Shingo's age), leaving Ami free to be with Ryo, Zoisite or Taiki.

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** In the anime, Shingo has a crush on Ami, but the Senshi he gets shipped with the most is Hotaru (who is similar to Ami in many respects but closer to Shingo's age), leaving Ami free to be with Makoto, Ryo, Zoisite or Taiki.
10th Mar '17 6:16:09 PM Pichu-kun
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** Shipping Ami and Makoto together is very common because it "gets in the way" of few ships whether you ship Usagi/Mamoru, Usagi/Rei, Rei/Minako, Rei/Mamoru, or whatever pairing. It can also be used in all continuities with little issue.
9th Mar '17 2:24:33 AM Argon2
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* The ''VideoGame/IrisuSyndrome'' character [[spoiler:Uuji]] invokes this trope, remarking that since he reciprocates Irisu's feelings and Edogawa likes Ageha, those pairs getting together would most improve the group's stability [[LoveDodecahedron (even though Ageha likes Uuji)]]. [[spoiler:Of course, Uuji's goal is the ''opposite'' of stability, so for most of the game he's doing everything he can to ensure these 'ideal' ships don't happen.]]
6th Mar '17 3:06:54 PM pinkdalek
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** Especially in recent years with the release of the Compilation, this has become common in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' with [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Cloud/Tifa]] and [[TogetherInDeath Zack/Aerith]]. Clout/Aerith shippers by contrast will pair Tifa with Barrett, possibly inspired by her acting as a [[ParentalSubstitute substitute mom]] to Barrett's daughter in ''Advent Children''.

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** Especially in recent years with the release of the Compilation, this has become common in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' with [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Cloud/Tifa]] and [[TogetherInDeath Zack/Aerith]]. Clout/Aerith Cloud/Aerith shippers by contrast will pair Tifa with Barrett, Barret, possibly inspired by her acting as a [[ParentalSubstitute substitute mom]] to Barrett's Barret's daughter in ''Advent Children''.Children''. Fans who like shipping Tifa/Barret as endgame but want Cloud to get a happy ending with a living person will often ship him with Yuffie.
4th Mar '17 9:55:11 AM DouglasFir
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** Meanwhile, many fans who support Usagi/Mamoru pair Rei with either Yuuichirou or Jadeite. Solutions for Setsuna are a little more varied, but fans usually come up with someone for her too, whether a villain, a civilian, an OC, one of the Senshi or even a threesome with her roommates.


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** Naru/Nephrite shippers also tend to get along with Makoto/Motoki shippers, and Makoto/Motoki fans often pair Minako with Yaten. In fact, Makoto/Motoki, Minako/Yaten, Ami/Taiki and Rei/Yuuichirou often go hand in hand the same way that Senshi/Shitennou pairings do.
26th Feb '17 9:50:02 AM nombretomado
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* In the ''HannahMontana'' fandom, people who like [[PortmanteauCoupleName Moliver]] (Miley/Oliver) more often than not pair Lilly with Miley's brother, Jackson.

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* In the ''HannahMontana'' ''Series/HannahMontana'' fandom, people who like [[PortmanteauCoupleName Moliver]] (Miley/Oliver) more often than not pair Lilly with Miley's brother, Jackson.
24th Feb '17 1:12:47 AM bwburke94
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** Shippers usually support Blake/Yang alongside [[FanPreferredCouple Ruby/Weiss]], likely because the main plot centers on the friendship these four share and due to their trailers being released after each other. For this reason, though much less commonly, those who ship Weiss/Yang will often do so with Ruby/Blake as well. Blake/Weiss shippers are stuck in a rut due to Ruby/Yang being unappealing to most due to the incest aspect. Some might ship off Yang with Neopolitan or just keep both sisters single.

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** Shippers usually support Whenever two members of Team RWBY are shipped with each other, the other two tend to follow. In particular, Blake/Yang alongside shippers tend to also ship [[FanPreferredCouple Ruby/Weiss]], likely because the main plot centers on the friendship these four share and due to their trailers being released after each other. For An exception to this reason, though much less commonly, those who ship Weiss/Yang will often do so with Ruby/Blake as well. rule is Blake/Weiss shippers are stuck in a rut due to shippers, many of whom avoid Ruby/Yang being unappealing to most due to because of the incest aspect. Some might incest.
** Blake/Yang and Ruby/Weiss shippers also commonly
ship off Yang with Neopolitan or just keep both sisters single.Sun/Neptune, partially because some like the ship, partially because it breaks up rival ships Blake/Sun and Weiss/Neptune.



** Blake/Yang and Ruby/Weiss shippers also commonly ship Sun/Neptune, partially because some like the ship, partially because it breaks up rival ships Blake/Sun and Weiss/Neptune.
23rd Feb '17 8:06:59 AM X2X
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* Eriol/Tomoyo in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' is frequently paired with Syaoran/Sakura (equally, Sakura/Tomoyo can go with Eriol/Syaoran). Once or twice, [[BadassAdorable Meiling]] replaces Eriol [[LesYay and ends up with Tomoyo]].

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* Eriol/Tomoyo in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' is frequently paired with Syaoran/Sakura (equally, Sakura/Tomoyo can go with Eriol/Syaoran). Once or twice, [[BadassAdorable Meiling]] replaces Eriol [[LesYay [[HoYay and ends up with Tomoyo]].



* In ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'', the popular pairing of [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Hibiki and Kanade]] is impaired somewhat by Kanade's obvious crush on [[{{Bishonen}} Ouji]]. This is easily taken care of, however - pairing Ouji with [[DarkMagicalGirl Siren/Ellen]], who canonically has a crush on him, leaves Hibiki and Kanade free for each other.

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* In ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'', the popular pairing of [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Hibiki and Kanade]] is impaired somewhat by Kanade's obvious crush on [[{{Bishonen}} Ouji]]. This is easily taken care of, however - -- pairing Ouji with [[DarkMagicalGirl Siren/Ellen]], who canonically has a crush on him, leaves Hibiki and Kanade free for each other.



** If you're into [[TroubledButCute Ryoma]] / [[ShrinkingViolet Sakuno]], you're expected to ship [[BigEater Momoshiro]] / [[GenkiGirl An]] (and maybe, [[{{Dojikko}} Horio]] / [[{{Tsundere}} Tomoka]]). Heaven forbid you like yaoi with your het.
** And if you go to the Yaoi side, Seigaku fangirls are practically expected to ship Momoshiro/Echizen, [[AloofBigBrother Tezuka]] / [[EyesAlwaysShut Fuji]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer Eiji]] / [[NonActionGuy Oishi]] ''and'' [[BadassBookworm Inui]] / [[{{Tsundere}} Kaidoh]]. And [[BadassNormal Kawamura]]? He'll either be with Akutsu from Yamabuki or will just disappear, because he's NOT hot enough according to some.

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** If you're into [[TroubledButCute Ryoma]] / [[ShrinkingViolet Ryoma]]/[[ShrinkingViolet Sakuno]], you're expected to ship [[BigEater Momoshiro]] / [[GenkiGirl Momoshiro]]/[[GenkiGirl An]] (and maybe, [[{{Dojikko}} Horio]] / [[{{Tsundere}} Horio]]/[[{{Tsundere}} Tomoka]]). Heaven forbid you like yaoi with your het.
** And if you go to the Yaoi side, Seigaku fangirls are practically expected to ship Momoshiro/Echizen, [[AloofBigBrother Tezuka]] / [[EyesAlwaysShut Tezuka]]/[[EyesAlwaysShut Fuji]], [[BunnyEarsLawyer Eiji]] / [[NonActionGuy Eiji]]/[[NonActionGuy Oishi]] ''and'' [[BadassBookworm Inui]] / [[{{Tsundere}} Inui]]/[[{{Tsundere}} Kaidoh]]. And [[BadassNormal Kawamura]]? He'll either be with Akutsu from Yamabuki or will just disappear, because he's NOT hot enough according to some.



*** In turn, yaoi fans who like Rikkai are practically expected to ship Yukimura/Sanada, Renji/Kirihara, Marui/Jackal and Niou/Yagyuu. Unless Sanada and Yukimura have Renji as the third edge of their OT3, that is.
*** Most teams have similar combinations. As an example, Hyoutei fans often ship Shishido/Ohtori, Oshitari/Mukahi ''and'' Hiyoshi/Taki (though Mukahi/Hiyoshi or a Shishido/Ohtori/Hiyoshi [[OneTrueThreesome OT3]] can also pop out once in a while). Atobe is left aside since he's the LauncherOfAThousandShips (often shipped with Tezuka from Seigaku or Sanada from Rikkai) and Kabaji, well... let's just say he suffers the same fate as Kawamura, if not worse. Jiroh is more liable to either disappear or be paired up with Marui from Rikkai.

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*** In turn, yaoi fans who like Rikkai are practically expected to ship Yukimura/Sanada, Renji/Kirihara, Marui/Jackal and Niou/Yagyuu. Unless Sanada and Yukimura have Renji as the third edge of their OT3, [[OneTrueThreesome OT3]], that is.
*** Most teams have similar combinations. As an example, Hyoutei fans often ship Shishido/Ohtori, Oshitari/Mukahi ''and'' Hiyoshi/Taki (though Mukahi/Hiyoshi or a Shishido/Ohtori/Hiyoshi [[OneTrueThreesome OT3]] [=OT3=] can also pop out once in a while). Atobe is left aside since he's the LauncherOfAThousandShips (often shipped with Tezuka from Seigaku or Sanada from Rikkai) and Kabaji, well... let's just say he suffers the same fate as Kawamura, if not worse. Jiroh is more liable to either disappear or be paired up with Marui from Rikkai.



* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' fandom, putting [[{{Ojou}} Relena]] in a [[LesYay lesbian relationship]] (usually with [[RichBitch Dorothy]], less frequently [[GenkiGirl Hilde]], ''maybe'' [[ActionGirl Noin]]) is seen as the kinder alternative to what the fans [[DieForOurShip usually do]] to get her out of the way of [[HoYay Heero/Duo]].

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* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' fandom, putting [[{{Ojou}} Relena]] in a [[LesYay [[HoYay lesbian relationship]] (usually with [[RichBitch Dorothy]], less frequently [[GenkiGirl Hilde]], ''maybe'' [[ActionGirl Noin]]) is seen as the kinder alternative to what the fans [[DieForOurShip usually do]] to get her out of the way of [[HoYay Heero/Duo]].



*** In regards to Russia's ''other'' sister, Ukraine, if the fanworker wants to pair her with someone else than Russia the first candidates are the aforementioned Canada or Estonia (per Gakuen Hetalia notes that say they're in the World academy Choir Club ''and'' recent Gakuen strips/episodes in which they show up together). Poland might have joined in due to their Manga/{{Hetaween 2011}} interaction, and after a strip shows Ukraine's close friendship with Hungary [[LesYay she has also become a possible option.]] (There's a rather polemic fanartistswho invokes historical reasons to pair Ukraine with Turkey, but few seem to have followed suit.)

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*** In regards to Russia's ''other'' sister, Ukraine, if the fanworker wants to pair her with someone else than Russia the first candidates are the aforementioned Canada or Estonia (per Gakuen Hetalia notes that say they're in the World academy Choir Club ''and'' recent Gakuen strips/episodes in which they show up together). Poland might have joined in due to their Manga/{{Hetaween 2011}} interaction, and after a strip shows Ukraine's close friendship with Hungary [[LesYay [[HoYay she has also become a possible option.]] option]]. (There's a rather polemic fanartistswho invokes historical reasons to pair Ukraine with Turkey, but few seem to have followed suit.)



** Regarding the other Asian nations, China is usually paired up with Russia but can also be paired with South Korea if Russia is unavailable; Hong Kong goes with either [[HoYay Korea]] or [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Taiwan]] (if not with Iceland or even England), and Vietnam is paired up either with America or Thailand (or more infrequently, France and/or [[LesYay Taiwan]]). Macau tends to go with Hong Kong, sometimes with Taiwan... or, if with somebody out of the Asian Group, Monaco. (They haven't interacted yet, but fans have noted [[BirdsOfAFeather on their similar interests]] like [[TheGambler gambling]].)

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** Regarding the other Asian nations, China is usually paired up with Russia but can also be paired with South Korea if Russia is unavailable; Hong Kong goes with either [[HoYay Korea]] or [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Taiwan]] (if not with Iceland or even England), and Vietnam is paired up either with America or Thailand (or more infrequently, France and/or [[LesYay [[HoYay Taiwan]]). Macau tends to go with Hong Kong, sometimes with Taiwan... or, if with somebody out of the Asian Group, Monaco. (They haven't interacted yet, but fans have noted [[BirdsOfAFeather on their similar interests]] like [[TheGambler gambling]].)



* Happens a lot in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': The most official ''and'' popular ship mates are Pip/Seras and Alucard/Integra fans (and let's include Kouta Hirano among them) who are also usually in comradeship with [[LesYay Heinkel/Yumie]] and [[MentorShip Maxwell/Anderson]] fans (the latter is specially true in the Japanese fandom) but other variations exist. Alucard/Seras fans who [[DieForOurShip like]] Integra pair her off with anyone as long she's out of the way, including [[PairTheSpares Pip]] (more popular in the Japanese fandom), [[BattleButler Walter]], [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty Major or Maxwell]] or some random OC to [[HeirClubForMen continue the bloodline]], so they get along with any other shipper as long as their pair is intact.
** People who ship [[LesYay Integra/Seras]] get along with Alucard slashers. [[FoeYay Alucard/Anderson and Alucard/Walter fans]] usually get [[BattleCouple Seras/Pip]], [[LesYay Integra/Seras]] or/and [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty Integra/Maxwell]], and sometimes in the case of Alucard/Anderson shippers, they include Integra in there [[OneTrueThreesome "too"]], same with Anderson/Integra fans. Major/Integra fans who tolerate Alucard pair him off with a man or Seras (when they aren't fans of Pip/Seras).

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* Happens a lot in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': The most official ''and'' popular ship mates are Pip/Seras and Alucard/Integra fans (and let's include Kouta Hirano among them) who are also usually in comradeship with [[LesYay [[HoYay Heinkel/Yumie]] and [[MentorShip Maxwell/Anderson]] fans (the latter is specially true in the Japanese fandom) but other variations exist. Alucard/Seras fans who [[DieForOurShip like]] Integra pair her off with anyone as long she's out of the way, including [[PairTheSpares Pip]] (more popular in the Japanese fandom), [[BattleButler Walter]], [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty Major or Maxwell]] or some random OC to [[HeirClubForMen continue the bloodline]], so they get along with any other shipper as long as their pair is intact.
** People who ship [[LesYay [[HoYay Integra/Seras]] get along with Alucard slashers. [[FoeYay Alucard/Anderson and Alucard/Walter fans]] usually get [[BattleCouple Seras/Pip]], [[LesYay [[HoYay Integra/Seras]] or/and [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty Integra/Maxwell]], and sometimes in the case of Alucard/Anderson shippers, they include Integra in there [[OneTrueThreesome "too"]], same with Anderson/Integra fans. Major/Integra fans who tolerate Alucard pair him off with a man or Seras (when they aren't fans of Pip/Seras).



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' fans who ship [[TheHero Luffy]] with [[FieryRedhead Nami]] often pair [[BloodKnight Zoro]] with [[AdventurerArchaeologist Robin]] or [[CuteClumsyGirl Tashigi]] as well as [[PairTheSpares Sanji with Vivi]]. [[SlapSlapKiss Zoro/Nami]] fans usually go with [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Luffy/Hancock]] and [[TeamDad Franky]]/[[TeamMom Robin]] (and in some cases, [[MoeCouplet Luffy/Vivi]]), while [[FoeYay Zoro/Sanji]] supporters sometimes pair Nami up with Luffy or Usopp... [[DieForOurShip when she's not in the way]]. Or in the [[HoYay yaoi variety]], they sometimes include [[HeterosexualLifePartners Luffy/Usopp]], [[LesYay Nami/Vivi]] and Franky/Iceburg. And then there's [[ConsummateLiar Usopp]]/[[IllGirl Kaya]], which pretty much goes with everything since it doesn't "get in the way" of other pairings...

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' fans who ship [[TheHero Luffy]] with [[FieryRedhead Nami]] often pair [[BloodKnight Zoro]] with [[AdventurerArchaeologist Robin]] or [[CuteClumsyGirl Tashigi]] as well as [[PairTheSpares Sanji with Vivi]]. [[SlapSlapKiss Zoro/Nami]] fans usually go with [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Luffy/Hancock]] and [[TeamDad Franky]]/[[TeamMom Robin]] (and in some cases, [[MoeCouplet Luffy/Vivi]]), while [[FoeYay Zoro/Sanji]] supporters sometimes pair Nami up with Luffy or Usopp... [[DieForOurShip when she's not in the way]]. Or in the [[HoYay yaoi variety]], they sometimes include [[HeterosexualLifePartners Luffy/Usopp]], [[LesYay [[HoYay Nami/Vivi]] and Franky/Iceburg. And then there's [[ConsummateLiar Usopp]]/[[IllGirl Kaya]], which pretty much goes with everything since it doesn't "get in the way" of other pairings...



* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' shippers who support Asuka/Shinji pair Rei with Kaworu. This is for Het, [[HoYay however]][[LesYay ....]]

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* ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' shippers who support Asuka/Shinji pair Rei with Kaworu. This is for Het, het, [[HoYay however]][[LesYay ....however...]]



** As soon as [[SugarAndIceGuy Seijuuro Mikoshiba]] appeared and [[LoveAtFirstSight started crushing]] on [[CuteSportsClubManager Gou Matsuoka]], a rather big part of the fandom rushed to ship them. Partially because they look adorable together, partially to keep Gou safely away from [[HoYay the very slashable main guys]] [[DieForOurShip without bashing her.]] Other fans will also resort to pairing up Gou with [[LesYay her lady friend Chigusa]].

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** As soon as [[SugarAndIceGuy Seijuuro Mikoshiba]] appeared and [[LoveAtFirstSight started crushing]] on [[CuteSportsClubManager Gou Matsuoka]], a rather big part of the fandom rushed to ship them. Partially because they look adorable together, partially to keep Gou safely away from [[HoYay the very slashable main guys]] [[DieForOurShip without bashing her.]] Other fans will also resort to pairing up Gou with [[LesYay [[HoYay her lady friend Chigusa]].



* In the ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]]'' fandom, there are five main characters. Of those five, four of them have [[LesYay heavily-implied relationships.]] The fifth, Mami, doesn't interact with that many other characters, and is consequently [[http://www.donmai.us/posts/1064021?pool_id=4220 left out in the cold.]] Consequently, she often winds up in a semi-CrackPairing with [[KillerRabbit Charlotte]], the MonsterOfTheWeek who [[spoiler: [[ImAHumanitarian devoured her.]]]] The fact that Charlotte [[spoiler: [[FromNobodyToNightmare was once human]]]] usually helps this along. This one even gets [[http://images.puella-magi.net/9/99/Madoplus_16.jpg?20110516035425 play]] from Creator/UmeAoki, the show's character designer.

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* In the ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]]'' fandom, there are five main characters. Of those five, four of them have [[LesYay [[HoYay heavily-implied relationships.]] relationships]]. The fifth, Mami, doesn't interact with that many other characters, and is consequently [[http://www.donmai.us/posts/1064021?pool_id=4220 left out in the cold.]] Consequently, she often winds up in a semi-CrackPairing with [[KillerRabbit Charlotte]], the MonsterOfTheWeek who [[spoiler: [[ImAHumanitarian [[spoiler:[[ImAHumanitarian devoured her.]]]] her]]]]. The fact that Charlotte [[spoiler: [[FromNobodyToNightmare was once human]]]] usually helps this along. This one even gets [[http://images.puella-magi.net/9/99/Madoplus_16.jpg?20110516035425 play]] from Creator/UmeAoki, the show's character designer.



* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has no shortage of ShipTease, making this a common occurrence; fans of [[AntiHero Eren]]/[[DefrostingIceQueen Annie]] like to pair off [[ClingyJealousGirl Mikasa]] with [[HopelessSuitor Jean]] or, [[CrackPairing oddly]], [[TheAce Levi]], whereas those who prefer Eren/Mikasa were quite happy to discover that [[TheQuietOne Bertholdt]] had a crush on Annie. For those who like HoYay and LesYay, Annie/Mikasa nicely complements Eren/Levi, Eren/Jean, or Eren/[[TheChessmaster Armin]]; pairing up [[NiceGuy Reiner]] with his HeterosexualLifePartner Bertholdt also leaves [[MartyrWithoutACause Christa]] free for [[ButchLesbian Ymir]]. And this isn't even going into the plethora of [[CrackPairing Crack Pairings]]...

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has no shortage of ShipTease, making this a common occurrence; fans of [[AntiHero Eren]]/[[DefrostingIceQueen Annie]] like to pair off [[ClingyJealousGirl Mikasa]] with [[HopelessSuitor Jean]] or, [[CrackPairing oddly]], [[TheAce Levi]], whereas those who prefer Eren/Mikasa were quite happy to discover that [[TheQuietOne Bertholdt]] had a crush on Annie. For those who like HoYay and LesYay, [[HoYay Les Yay]], Annie/Mikasa nicely complements Eren/Levi, Eren/Jean, or Eren/[[TheChessmaster Armin]]; pairing up [[NiceGuy Reiner]] with his HeterosexualLifePartner Bertholdt also leaves [[MartyrWithoutACause Christa]] free for [[ButchLesbian Ymir]]. And this isn't even going into the plethora of [[CrackPairing Crack Pairings]]...



* In the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' fandom, if you support the same [[ChildhoodFriendRomance format,]] then Shinichi/Ran, Heiji/Kazuha, and Kaito/Aoko is for you. To get [[PairTheSpares Haibara out of the way,]] pair her up with [[PuppyLove Mitsuhiko.]] who already has a crush on her. You might also include non-related ships like [[BelligerentSexualTension Eri/Kogoro]] and [[MoeCouplet Satou/Takagi]] ([[spoiler: already canon]]) along with [[spoiler:Shiratori/Kobayashi (also canon)]] and Genta/Ayumi.
** Alternatively, for Conan/Ai shippers, they just [[DieForOurShip kill Ran off]] or [[LauncherOfAThousandShips pair her up with everyone else.]], like [[HospitalHottie Araide]], [[DarkSkinnedBlond Amuro]] or even [[LesYay Sera]]...

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* In the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' fandom, if you support the same [[ChildhoodFriendRomance format,]] then Shinichi/Ran, Heiji/Kazuha, and Kaito/Aoko is for you. To get [[PairTheSpares Haibara out of the way,]] way]], pair her up with [[PuppyLove Mitsuhiko.]] Mitsuhiko]]. who already has a crush on her. You might also include non-related ships like [[BelligerentSexualTension Eri/Kogoro]] and [[MoeCouplet Satou/Takagi]] ([[spoiler: already ([[spoiler:already canon]]) along with [[spoiler:Shiratori/Kobayashi (also canon)]] and Genta/Ayumi.
** Alternatively, for Conan/Ai shippers, they just [[DieForOurShip kill Ran off]] or [[LauncherOfAThousandShips pair her up with everyone else.]], like [[HospitalHottie Araide]], [[DarkSkinnedBlond Amuro]] or even [[LesYay [[HoYay Sera]]...



** Spinning from Batman, the different generations of Robins and Batgirls give way to this. [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]][[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Babs]] tends to go well with [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Tim]][[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Steph]] or Tim[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cass]], with the latter case having the other [[PairTheSpares girl paired with]] [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason]] or [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Damian]], or if they're fans of [[LesYay Cass/Steph]], Tim will be paired with either Jason or ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. Typically, because there's so many options and, with exception, its rare to find a Robin or Batgirl fan who doesn't hold affection for all the characters in spite of picking favourites, its very easy to find combos to work with.

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** Spinning from Batman, the different generations of Robins and Batgirls give way to this. [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]][[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Babs]] tends to go well with [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Tim]][[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2009}} Steph]] or Tim[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Cass]], with the latter case having the other [[PairTheSpares girl paired with]] [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason]] or [[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman Damian]], or if they're fans of [[LesYay [[HoYay Cass/Steph]], Tim will be paired with either Jason or ComicBook/{{Superboy}}. Typically, because there's so many options and, with exception, its rare to find a Robin or Batgirl fan who doesn't hold affection for all the characters in spite of picking favourites, its very easy to find combos to work with.



** ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}×ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} and ComicBook/BlackWidow×[[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] is quite popular, largely due to a common enemy. Thanks to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' popularizing Black Widow×Hawkeye, its brought a lot of new Black/Hawk fans who've became infamous for vicious DieForOurShip tendencies. As Widow is well liked by Hawkingbird shippers and Clint is liked by Bucktasha shippers, doing the reverse isn't quite as accepted, so in order to combat this ship without resorting to these tactics, sticking together has became a reasonable solution. That, or just have a [[{{OT3}} foursome]] if they're also into Bucky/Hawk or Bobbi/Nat. This is also greatly helped by the ''Black Widow: Deadly Origin'' miniseries, which showcased Bucktasha, while also depicting Hawkingbird as something of a minor BetaCouple.
* [[ShipToShipCombat When they aren't arguing with each other about it]], the [[SpiderMan Spider-Man]] shipping community tends to go with a more civil direction: Pair the other girl with Harry Osborn. Either, MJ and Peter get to live happily while Harry and Gwen go out, or Peter gets to go with Gwen while MJ and Harry hook up. Especially common in the many Ultimate style AU fics that have been popping up for the last decade, and helped by the fact that both girls did at one point in the mythos date Harry, and that MJ [[ShipperOnDeck was very supportive of Gwen/Peter]] before she hooked up with him. It makes a well received alternative to the constant mud slinging.

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** ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}×ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}} and ComicBook/BlackWidow×[[ComicBook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] is quite popular, largely due to a common enemy. Thanks to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' popularizing Black Widow×Hawkeye, its brought a lot of new Black/Hawk fans who've became infamous for vicious DieForOurShip tendencies. As Widow is well liked by Hawkingbird shippers and Clint is liked by Bucktasha shippers, doing the reverse isn't quite as accepted, so in order to combat this ship without resorting to these tactics, sticking together has became a reasonable solution. That, or just have a [[{{OT3}} [[OneTrueThreesome foursome]] if they're also into Bucky/Hawk or Bobbi/Nat. This is also greatly helped by the ''Black Widow: Deadly Origin'' miniseries, which showcased Bucktasha, while also depicting Hawkingbird as something of a minor BetaCouple.
* [[ShipToShipCombat When they aren't arguing with each other about it]], the [[SpiderMan Spider-Man]] ''Franchise/SpiderMan'' shipping community tends to go with a more civil direction: Pair the other girl with Harry Osborn. Either, MJ and Peter get to live happily while Harry and Gwen go out, or Peter gets to go with Gwen while MJ and Harry hook up. Especially common in the many Ultimate style AU fics that have been popping up for the last decade, and helped by the fact that both girls did at one point in the mythos date Harry, and that MJ [[ShipperOnDeck was very supportive of Gwen/Peter]] before she hooked up with him. It makes a well received alternative to the constant mud slinging.



*** [[LesYay AnaMaria/Elizabeth]] is actually pretty popular amongst [[HoYay Jack/Will]] when they don't hate Elizabeth and don't like Norrington.

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*** [[LesYay [[HoYay AnaMaria/Elizabeth]] is actually pretty popular amongst [[HoYay Jack/Will]] when they don't hate Elizabeth and don't like Norrington.



** [[SiblingIncest Thor/Loki]] shippers often go the LesYay route when disposing of Thor's canon girlfriend Jane and pair her with Darcy.

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** [[SiblingIncest Thor/Loki]] shippers often go the LesYay [[HoYay Les Yay]] route when disposing of Thor's canon girlfriend Jane and pair her with Darcy.



*** Though OT3 ships of Doctor/Amy/Rory are fairly common, too.

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*** Though OT3 [=OT3=] ships of Doctor/Amy/Rory are fairly common, too.



** Zoe/Isobel for Doctor/Jamie shippers. That's when they don't go the OT3 route.

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** Zoe/Isobel for Doctor/Jamie shippers. That's when they don't go the OT3 [=OT3=] route.



** And of course, there's always [[HoYay Simon/Jayne]] ([[WordOfGod which was apparently]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned to be canon]]) and [[LesYay River/Kaylee]] (who had a rather close friendship thanks to Kaylee's relationship with Simon and her general friendliness).

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** And of course, there's always [[HoYay Simon/Jayne]] ([[WordOfGod which was apparently]] [[WhatCouldHaveBeen planned to be canon]]) and [[LesYay [[HoYay River/Kaylee]] (who had a rather close friendship thanks to Kaylee's relationship with Simon and her general friendliness).



* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': A common triple straight ShipMates fleet includes FanPreferredCouple Tori/Andre, the canon pairing of Jade/Beck and the [[FanPreferredCouple Fan Preferred]] BetaCouple Cat/Robbie. It avoids anyone having to DieForOurShip or even having to break the only canon pairing up.
** Tori/Beck can be this for the LesYay FanPreferredCouple [[HideYourLesbians Jade/Cat]]. Either for drama by having Tori steal Beck, or so that they don't feel bad for Beck when Jade realises she likes Cat.

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* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': A common triple straight ShipMates fleet includes FanPreferredCouple Tori/Andre, the canon pairing of Jade/Beck and the [[FanPreferredCouple Fan Preferred]] Fan-Preferred]] BetaCouple Cat/Robbie. It avoids anyone having to DieForOurShip or even having to break the only canon pairing up.
** Tori/Beck can be this for the LesYay [[HoYay Les Yay]] FanPreferredCouple [[HideYourLesbians Jade/Cat]]. Either for drama by having Tori steal Beck, or so that they don't feel bad for Beck when Jade realises she likes Cat.



** Fuffy (Faith/Buff) shippers who don't hate Spike and Angel tend to also ship Spangel (Spike/Angel) and vice versa. Check out this tumblr post for proof: http://skagdoll.tumblr.com/post/111891850258/just-sayin
** Finally, lest we forget Willow/Tara, which has the benefits of being both canon ''and'' working with just about anything (as long as you don't ship Willow with someone else, OT3 non-withstanding).
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' it seems that Sam/Gabriel shippers tend to have Dean/Castiel showing up in their fics as well. The reverse, however, is not true as often, possibly because there are a lot more Dean/Cas fics than Sam/Gabe ones. At least on fanfiction.net and Archive of Our Own, anyway.

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** Fuffy (Faith/Buff) shippers who don't hate Spike and Angel tend to also ship Spangel (Spike/Angel) and vice versa. Check out this tumblr post for proof: http://skagdoll.[[http://skagdoll.tumblr.com/post/111891850258/just-sayin
com/post/111891850258/just-sayin Check out this Tumblr post for proof.]]
** Finally, lest we forget Willow/Tara, which has the benefits of being both canon ''and'' working with just about anything (as long as you don't ship Willow with someone else, OT3 [=OT3=] non-withstanding).
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' it seems that Sam/Gabriel shippers tend to have Dean/Castiel showing up in their fics as well. The reverse, however, is not true as often, possibly because there are a lot more Dean/Cas fics than Sam/Gabe ones. At least on fanfiction.net Website/FanFictionDotNet and Archive of Our Own, Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn, anyway.



** Jennifer, Derek's love interest for the first half of season 3, is sometimes shipped with [[LesYay Kali]] to PairTheSpares. Same applies to Boyd/Erica.

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** Jennifer, Derek's love interest for the first half of season 3, is sometimes shipped with [[LesYay [[HoYay Kali]] to PairTheSpares. Same applies to Boyd/Erica.



* A quite monumental amount of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' Naomi/Emily fic also pairs up Katie and Effy (two parts FoeYay, one part LesYay, one part PairTheSpares, no parts canon).

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* A quite monumental amount of ''Series/{{Skins}}'' Naomi/Emily fic also pairs up Katie and Effy (two parts FoeYay, one part LesYay, [[HoYay Les Yay]], one part PairTheSpares, no parts canon).



* In the Music/{{Vocaloid}} fandom, [[LesYay Miku/Luka]] is often used in conjunction with [[FanPreferredCouple Haku/Neru]] and [[SlapSlapKiss Meiko/Kaito]].

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* In the Music/{{Vocaloid}} fandom, [[LesYay [[HoYay Miku/Luka]] is often used in conjunction with [[FanPreferredCouple Haku/Neru]] and [[SlapSlapKiss Meiko/Kaito]].



** In the [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOFTheNewWorld sequel]], it is not uncommon for Emil/Marta shippers to also ship Richter/Aster. On the other hand, many other Richter/Aster shippers also ship Richter and Emil, or [[OT3 Emil/Ratatosk/Aster]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': [[HoYay Fluri]] and [[LesYay Ristelle]] are both [[FanPreferredCouple immensely popular]], and so often seen together. It's really a double match made in heaven -- there's a ''lot'' of subtext to fuel both couples, most of the main characters get to be involved, and since Estelle and Yuri ''and'' Estelle and Flynn are close friends, it's really easy to put them together in fanworks.

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** In the [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOFTheNewWorld sequel]], it is not uncommon for Emil/Marta shippers to also ship Richter/Aster. On the other hand, many other Richter/Aster shippers also ship Richter and Emil, or [[OT3 [[OneTrueThreesome Emil/Ratatosk/Aster]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': [[HoYay Fluri]] and [[LesYay [[HoYay Ristelle]] are both [[FanPreferredCouple immensely popular]], and so often seen together. It's really a double match made in heaven -- there's a ''lot'' of subtext to fuel both couples, most of the main characters get to be involved, and since Estelle and Yuri ''and'' Estelle and Flynn are close friends, it's really easy to put them together in fanworks.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Lightning/Hope]] fics sometimes tend to be accompanied by [[LesYay Fang/Vanille]] and [[OfficialCouple Snow/Serah]]. Switching it up results in Hope/Vanille being shipmates with Lightning/Fang and, again, Snow/Serah.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'': [[MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Lightning/Hope]] fics sometimes tend to be accompanied by [[LesYay [[HoYay Fang/Vanille]] and [[OfficialCouple Snow/Serah]]. Switching it up results in Hope/Vanille being shipmates with Lightning/Fang and, again, Snow/Serah.



* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', it's pretty common for Gerome/Inigo shippers to ship Owain/Brady. If they go for {{yuri}} too, they may toss [[LesYay Kjelle/Severa]] in the mix.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', it's pretty common for Gerome/Inigo shippers to ship Owain/Brady. If they go for {{yuri}} too, they may toss [[LesYay [[HoYay Kjelle/Severa]] in the mix.



** As "the het ship(s) that almost everyone like(s)", either Henry/Olivia or Stahl/Sully tend to be common {{Beta Couple}}s in fanwork.

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** As "the het ship(s) that almost everyone like(s)", either Henry/Olivia or Stahl/Sully tend to be common {{Beta Couple}}s in fanwork.fan work.



** The odd-numbered Second Generation make it easy to pair off all 13 of them with someone... if you either go OT3 or pair one of them with the Avatar, that is. This would, of course, naturally constitute Morgan (of either gender) being paired with a childhood friend of their non-Avatar parent, but considering the Avatar is already romancing a child of one of ''their'' close friends (most commonly Lucina, with the Male Avatar) at this point it's a case of Nothing Is Sacred Anymore.
* Due to insane amounts of ShipTease and HoYay in a single game, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' makes any pairing looks believable. Despite the conflicts most people agree to PairTheSpares; so, if you ship MC/Yukiko, you probably ship Kanji/Naoto, and some combination of Yosuke,Rise,Chie and Teddie too. Fans who prefer [[LesYay Chie/Yukiko]] (whether they think "HetIsEw" or not) usually ship MC/Yosuke together and leave Yukiko for Chie, while Kanji and Naoto make a safe BetaCouple or ''maybe'' a safe Beta [[OneTrueThreesome OT3]] if they add Rise to the mix. It works.

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** The odd-numbered Second Generation make it easy to pair off all 13 of them with someone... if you either go OT3 [=OT3=] or pair one of them with the Avatar, that is. This would, of course, naturally constitute Morgan (of either gender) being paired with a childhood friend of their non-Avatar parent, but considering the Avatar is already romancing a child of one of ''their'' close friends (most commonly Lucina, with the Male Avatar) at this point it's a case of Nothing Is Sacred Anymore.
* Due to insane amounts of ShipTease and HoYay in a single game, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' makes any pairing looks believable. Despite the conflicts most people agree to PairTheSpares; so, if you ship MC/Yukiko, you probably ship Kanji/Naoto, and some combination of Yosuke,Rise,Chie and Teddie too. Fans who prefer [[LesYay [[HoYay Chie/Yukiko]] (whether they think "HetIsEw" or not) usually ship MC/Yosuke together and leave Yukiko for Chie, while Kanji and Naoto make a safe BetaCouple or ''maybe'' a safe Beta [[OneTrueThreesome OT3]] if they add Rise to the mix. It works.



** Some decide to pair up the whole Organization XIII by going with [[MayDecemberRomance Xigbar/Demyx]], [[FoeYay Marluxia/Vexen]], [[IntergenerationalFriendship Lexaeus/Zexion]], [[MinionShipping Xemnas/Saix]], [[Squick Xaldin/Luxord]], [[HeterosexualLifePartners Axel/Roxas]], and sometimes [[LesYay Larxene/Namine]].

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** Some decide to pair up the whole Organization XIII by going with [[MayDecemberRomance Xigbar/Demyx]], [[FoeYay Marluxia/Vexen]], [[IntergenerationalFriendship Lexaeus/Zexion]], [[MinionShipping Xemnas/Saix]], [[Squick [[{{Squick}} Xaldin/Luxord]], [[HeterosexualLifePartners Axel/Roxas]], and sometimes [[LesYay Larxene/Namine]].[[HoYay Larxene/Naminé]].



* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'''s most common ShipMates seem to be [[HoYay Phoenix/]][[ChildhoodFriendRomance Edgeworth,]] [[WhipItGood Franziska/]][[LesYay Adrian,]] [[ButtMonkey Gumshoe/]][[{{Dojikko}} Maggey,]] and probably a dash of [[TheCharmer Klavier]] / [[HotBlooded Apollo]].

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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'''s most common ShipMates seem to be [[HoYay Phoenix/]][[ChildhoodFriendRomance Edgeworth,]] Phoenix]]/[[ChildhoodFriendRomance Edgeworth]], [[WhipItGood Franziska/]][[LesYay Adrian,]] Franziska]]/[[HoYay Adrian]], [[ButtMonkey Gumshoe/]][[{{Dojikko}} Maggey,]] Gumshoe]]/[[{{Dojikko}} Maggey]], and probably a dash of [[TheCharmer Klavier]] / [[HotBlooded Klavier]]/[[HotBlooded Apollo]].



** Along the same lines (but arguably even ''more'' so), we have Sakura/Shirou and Rin/Archer, which allows Sakura to get her (well-deserved) happy ending whilst ''also'' giving her sister [[spoiler:her own version of Shirou]] to be with (Saber, of course, is [[spoiler:[[ShipSinking dead]] in almost every ending]], so she doesn't count). It's also not unheard of for Saber/Shirou shippers to attempt to pair up Sakura and ''Rider'', either. (This is not without justification, given Rider's extremely protective attitude towards Sakura in the original game and certain scenes in Hollow Ataraxia ...)
*** It's also quite common for Sakura/Shirou shippers to add Rider in and make it an OT3. Again, ''Hollow Ataraxia'' [[spoiler: and its gorgeously drawn ThreeWaySex scene between them]] helps out a lot.

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** Along the same lines (but arguably even ''more'' so), we have Sakura/Shirou and Rin/Archer, which allows Sakura to get her (well-deserved) happy ending whilst ''also'' giving her sister [[spoiler:her own version of Shirou]] to be with (Saber, of course, is [[spoiler:[[ShipSinking dead]] in almost every ending]], so she doesn't count). It's also not unheard of for Saber/Shirou shippers to attempt to pair up Sakura and ''Rider'', either. (This is not without justification, given Rider's extremely protective attitude towards Sakura in the original game and certain scenes in Hollow Ataraxia ...''Hollow Ataraxia''...)
*** It's also quite common for Sakura/Shirou shippers to add Rider in and make it an OT3.[=OT3=]. Again, ''Hollow Ataraxia'' [[spoiler: and its gorgeously drawn ThreeWaySex scene between them]] helps out a lot.



** Another interesting case is Ty Lee, and while most people tend to ship her with [[LesYay Azula and/or Mai]], other times she's shipped with Haru or Teo.
*** Speaking of Mai, she's the character who [[DieForOurShip usually gets a pretty raw deal from Zutara shippers,]] unlike Aang, who has a couple of different alternatives if an author doesn't want him with Katara. The few Zutarians who are charitable towards Mai will often pair her with Jet (even though he's dead), or Ty Lee.

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** Another interesting case is Ty Lee, and while most people tend to ship her with [[LesYay [[HoYay Azula and/or Mai]], other times she's shipped with Haru or Teo.
*** Speaking of Mai, she's the character who [[DieForOurShip usually gets a pretty raw deal from Zutara shippers,]] shippers]], unlike Aang, who has a couple of different alternatives if an author doesn't want him with Katara. The few Zutarians who are charitable towards Mai will often pair her with Jet (even though he's dead), or Ty Lee.



** And for those into that kind of thing, [[LesYayShipping Jinx/Raven]] shippers usually pair Beast Boy with Terra. Either that, or they keep the poor fool out of luck with romance entirely while he just [[GirlOnGirlIsHot watches how well pink and purple go together.]]

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** And for those into that kind of thing, [[LesYayShipping [[HoYayShipping Jinx/Raven]] shippers usually pair Beast Boy with Terra. Either that, or they keep the poor fool out of luck with romance entirely while he just [[GirlOnGirlIsHot watches how well pink and purple go together.]]



** Ron/[[AlphaBitch Bonnie]] or Ron/[[YamatoNadeshiko Yori]] (for het) and Ron/Drakken (for slash) are the most used pairings by [[LesYay KiGo]] writers who want to "free" Kim from Ron.

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** Ron/[[AlphaBitch Bonnie]] or Ron/[[YamatoNadeshiko Yori]] (for het) and Ron/Drakken (for slash) are the most used pairings by [[LesYay [[HoYay KiGo]] writers who want to "free" Kim from Ron.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', [[LesYay Bubbline]] shippers tend to team up with Finn/Flame Princess shippers against people who ship Finn with either Bubblegum or Marceline.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', [[LesYay [[HoYay Bubbline]] shippers tend to team up with Finn/Flame Princess shippers against people who ship Finn with either Bubblegum or Marceline.
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