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25th Jan '17 11:11:21 AM DecafGrub47393
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* For ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', some fans go with canon, shipping [[ToyShip Phineas/Isabella]] and [[PrecociousCrush Ferb/Vanessa]]. Alternatively, some fans ship Ferb with Gretchen (the [[{{Meganekko}} glasses-wearing Fireside Girl]]), which frees Vanessa up with ''her'' [[OfficialCouple current boyfriend]] Johnny, and also leaves Isabella all to Phineas, whom she has the hots for anyway ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and maybe him with her too]]). And of course, either of these scenarios can include non-related ships, usually [[OfficialCouple Candace/Jeremy]] or [[TokenMinorityCouple Baljeet/Ginger]]. Pairings like [[NotBloodSiblings Phineas/Ferb]] or [[ShipTease Ferb/Isabella]] usually lack any Ship Mates.

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* For ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', some fans go with canon, shipping [[ToyShip Phineas/Isabella]] and [[PrecociousCrush Ferb/Vanessa]]. Alternatively, some fans ship Ferb with Gretchen (the [[{{Meganekko}} glasses-wearing Fireside Girl]]), which frees Vanessa up with ''her'' [[OfficialCouple current boyfriend]] Johnny, Monty, and also leaves Isabella all to Phineas, whom she has the hots for anyway ([[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation and maybe him with her too]]). And of course, either of these scenarios can include non-related ships, usually [[OfficialCouple Candace/Jeremy]] or [[TokenMinorityCouple Baljeet/Ginger]]. Pairings like [[NotBloodSiblings Phineas/Ferb]] or [[ShipTease Ferb/Isabella]] usually lack any Ship Mates.
25th Jan '17 8:03:32 AM Willbyr
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** Denmark/Norway goes well with semi-OfficialCouple Sweden/Finland in Nordic-centric fics. As for Iceland, he used to be almost always relegated to the role of fifth wheel or TagalongKid, but it's now somewhat popular for him to be paired up with someone outside of the Nordic family, the most common choices being Hong Kong (for the BirdsOfAFeather factor, as he sometimes also ends up as TagalongKid) and [[MayDecemberRomance Turkey]] (for the HetaliaBloodbath2010 interaction factor).

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** Denmark/Norway goes well with semi-OfficialCouple Sweden/Finland in Nordic-centric fics. As for Iceland, he used to be almost always relegated to the role of fifth wheel or TagalongKid, but it's now somewhat popular for him to be paired up with someone outside of the Nordic family, the most common choices being Hong Kong (for the BirdsOfAFeather factor, as he sometimes also ends up as TagalongKid) and [[MayDecemberRomance Turkey]] (for the HetaliaBloodbath2010 ''Manga/HetaliaBloodbath2010'' interaction factor).
23rd Jan '17 4:51:33 AM LondonKdS
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** You pretty much can't ship Wesley/Lilah and Gunn/Fred separately, because you either wanna keep Fred away from Wes or you want to keep Wes away from Fred. Or, you know, both.

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** You pretty much can't ship Wesley/Lilah and Gunn/Fred separately, because you either wanna keep Fred away from Wes or you want to keep Wes away from Fred. Or, you know, both. (The particular loathing of Wes/Fred as a ship among both groups is proved by the fact that both sets of shippers had a much more tolerant attitude to Wes/Gunn.)
8th Jan '17 8:14:08 AM Pichu-kun
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** Konohamaru/Hanabi is a common ship if you like Naruto/Hinata, despite the fact [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight the fact they never meet]]. People like the idea of GenerationXerox, though Hanabi is typically written as more aggressive and {{tsundere}} (or {{kuudere}}) than her sister and thus the ship is written as an inverted SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl (though Hanabi's canon personality is energetic instead of savvy).

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** Konohamaru/Hanabi is a common ship if you like Naruto/Hinata, despite the fact [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight the fact they never meet]]. People like the idea of GenerationXerox, though however Hanabi is typically written as more aggressive and {{tsundere}} (or {{kuudere}}) than her sister and thus the ship is written as an inverted SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl (though Hanabi's canon personality is energetic instead of savvy).



** One would be hard-pressed to find an Ash/Misty supporter who doesn't also support May/Drew and Cilan/Iris (and maybe pair Dawn with Paul, Kenny or Zoey for good measure). Fans who pair Ash/May or Ash/Dawn can also pair Misty/Gary, Misty/Tracy, or Misty/Brock. Or just ship May/Brock to keep main characters together.

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** One would be hard-pressed to find an Ash/Misty supporter who doesn't also support May/Drew and Cilan/Iris (and maybe pair Dawn with Paul, Kenny Kenny, or Zoey for good measure). measure).
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Fans who pair Ash/May or Ash/Dawn can also pair Misty/Gary, Misty/Tracy, or Misty/Brock. Or just ship May/Brock to keep main characters together.



* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Much like the anime, there's a common network of ships. Red/Yellow, Blue/Green. Gold/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire, Diamond/Platinum, Black/White, Lack-two/Whi-two and X/Y are often shipped together.

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* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Much like the anime, there's a common network of ships. Red/Yellow, Blue/Green. Blue/Green, Gold/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire, Diamond/Platinum, Black/White, Lack-two/Whi-two and X/Y are often shipped together.



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has two different configurations of these, depending on whether you toe the (arguably) official line or not. The former is particularly noticeable in the manga fandom, where many fans seem to expect shippers to enjoy the complete set of [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Ed/Winry]], [[BodyguardCrush Roy/Riza, Ling/Lan Fan]], and Al/Mei. Of course, if you're not into that version of things, you can't just like [[UnequalPairing Roy/Ed]] and be done with it; you also have to have [[PairTheSpares Havoc take Hawkeye off Roy's hands and]] [[TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds Alphonse remove Winry from the picture]]. The latter take on things is much more common with fans of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the original anime]], where none of the romantic loose ends were tied up (as opposed to the manga/''Brotherhood'', where [[spoiler: Ed/Winry]] is canon), though still far from universal.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': The fandom is ''filled'' with {{yaoi}} pairings, since most of the fandom's beloved males are considered {{Bishonen}} (even L, the blatant subversion of this trope), and HetIsEw. The most common match is Light/L and Mello/Matt or Mello/Near -- it could be either with Mello as the fandom's more common LauncherOfAThousandShips.
** Matsuda/Sayu, Misa/Sayu, and/or Rem/Misa are also frequent shipmates to the Light/L pairing.
* Even though ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' {{canon}} gives equal support to Ryou/Retasu and Pai/Retasu, strictly canon shippers tend to gravitate towards the former, because Ryou/Ichigo is the biggest fandom threat to Masaya/Ichigo in existence besides DieForOurShip. [[{{Expy}} It helps if they're]] ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' [[{{Expy}} fans.]]
** There's a small subset of fans who ship, of all things, Mint/Quiche on the grounds that the other four Mews have canon or near-canon pairings. May qualify as a CrackPairing in addition to FoeYay. Tends to undergo heavy assault from canon or FanPreferredCouple sections.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' ''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'' has two different configurations of these, depending on whether you toe the (arguably) official line or not. not:
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The former is particularly noticeable in the [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist manga fandom, fandom]], where many fans seem to expect shippers to enjoy the complete set of [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Ed/Winry]], [[BodyguardCrush Roy/Riza, Ling/Lan Fan]], and Al/Mei. Of course, if you're not into that version of things, you can't just like [[UnequalPairing Roy/Ed]] and be done with it; you also have to have [[PairTheSpares Havoc take Hawkeye off Roy's hands and]] [[TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds Alphonse remove Winry from the picture]].
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The latter take on things is much more common with fans of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the original anime]], where none of the romantic loose ends were tied up (as opposed to the manga/''Brotherhood'', where [[spoiler: Ed/Winry]] is canon), though still far from universal.
universal. Edward/Alphonse fans will often pair up Noah with Alfons (or Alfons/Edward fans will opt for Alphonse/Noah), nevermind that [[spoiler:Alfons ''dies'' before meeting Alphonse]]. Sheska/Winry is also a ship-mate to Roy/Riza due to [[spoiler:Ed/Winry being unlikely due to Ed's departure]].
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': ''Manga/DeathNote'':
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The fandom is ''filled'' with {{yaoi}} pairings, since most of the fandom's beloved males are considered {{Bishonen}} (even L, the blatant subversion of this trope), and HetIsEw. The most common match is Light/L and Mello/Matt or Mello/Near -- it could be either with Mello as the fandom's more common LauncherOfAThousandShips.
** Matsuda/Sayu, Misa/Sayu, and/or Rem/Misa are also frequent shipmates to the Light/L pairing.
pairing. Sayu is [[AmbiguouslyGay heavily implied]] to be lesbian however there's some [[AmbiguouslyBi wiggle room]] to guess that she might be bisexual.
* Even though ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' {{canon}} gives equal support to Ryou/Retasu and Pai/Retasu, strictly canon shippers tend to gravitate towards the former, because Ryou/Ichigo is the biggest fandom threat to Masaya/Ichigo in existence besides DieForOurShip. [[{{Expy}} It helps if they're]] ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'' [[{{Expy}} fans.]]
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]] There's a small subset of fans who ship, of all things, Mint/Quiche on the grounds that the other four Mews have canon or near-canon pairings. May qualify as a CrackPairing in addition to FoeYay. Tends to undergo heavy assault from canon or FanPreferredCouple sections.



* ''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 Nami/Vivi]] and Franky/Iceburg. \n** 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...



* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' Kyon/Yuki and Kyon/Mikuru shippers often get Haruhi out of the way by shipping her with Itsuki. Conversely, Kyon/Haruhi shippers will occasionally attempt to kill two birds with one stone by shipping Yuki/Mikuru. Or Yuki/Itsuki.

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* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'':
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Kyon/Yuki and Kyon/Mikuru shippers often get Haruhi out of the way by shipping her with Itsuki. Conversely, Kyon/Haruhi shippers will occasionally attempt to kill two birds with one stone by shipping Yuki/Mikuru. Or Yuki/Itsuki.



* In ''Anime/{{Free}}'', 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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* In ''Anime/{{Free}}'', as ''Anime/{{Free}}'':
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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 [[DieForOurShip without bashing her.]] Other fans will also resort to pairing up Gou with [[LesYay her lady friend Chigusa]].



** In the second season, Mikoshiba's younger brother Momotarou showed up... and he started crushing on Gou, too. Guess what the fandom has done... Also, some Makoto/Haruka fans see Sousuke as a prospect Rin "suitor" that may keep him safely "away".

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** In the second season, Mikoshiba's younger brother Momotarou showed up... and he started crushing on Gou, too. Guess what the fandom has done...done. Also, some Makoto/Haruka fans see Sousuke as a prospect Rin "suitor" that may keep him safely "away".



* In ''Series/ICarly'', Spencer/Sam and Carly/Freddie are often ShipMates for each other, especially in stories set in the future. Gibby/Sam is second most regular pairing that supports Carly/Freddie. Brad, a character who showed up on a couple of the last episodes of Season 4 has started to be used instead of Gibby.
** Fans of Sam/Freddie generally want Carly to end up with Gibby to get her out of the way on the show. In fandom, Carly has a wider array of potential parters, such as Griffin or one of her more recent love interests like Adam.
*** Seddie fans have one other big pairing that are ShipMates. The Spencer/Mrs Benson pairing. Spencer being Carly's sister, and Mrs. Benson being Freddie's mother. It would make Carly become Freddie's aunt, and from there the author can torpedo Carly/Freddie using LikeBrotherAndSister by having the Carly/Freddie friendship grow further into loving brother/sister type relationship, or {{Squick}} because of the idea of being romantically involved with their nephew or aunt despite it being non-blood relation.

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* In ''Series/ICarly'', ''Series/ICarly'':
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Spencer/Sam and Carly/Freddie are often ShipMates for each other, especially in stories set in the future. Gibby/Sam is second most regular pairing that supports Carly/Freddie. Brad, a character who showed up on a couple of the last episodes of Season 4 has started to be used instead of Gibby.
** Fans of Sam/Freddie generally want Carly to end up with Gibby to get her out of the way on the show. In fandom, Carly has a wider array of potential parters, such as Griffin or one of her more recent love interests like Adam.
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Adam. Seddie fans have one other big pairing that are ShipMates. The Spencer/Mrs Benson pairing. Spencer being Carly's sister, and Mrs. Benson being Freddie's mother. It would make Carly become Freddie's aunt, and from there the author can torpedo Carly/Freddie using LikeBrotherAndSister by having the Carly/Freddie friendship grow further into loving brother/sister type relationship, or {{Squick}} because of the idea of being romantically involved with their nephew or aunt despite it being non-blood relation.



* In the world of ''LawAndOrder'', if your main pairing is lesbian, every female character in the whole intricate net of spinoffs tends to suddenly become gay. With mixed results. A popular foil to Alex/Olivia (from ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'') is Serena/Abbie (from [[LawAndOrder The Mother Ship]]), but there's no discounting Casey/Abbie, Serena/Alex, Abbie/Olivia (almost believable. And it would be ''seriously'' hot), Casey/Olivia (often in a weird ReplacementScrappy-appeal way), Melinda/Olivia (did I mention Olivia is a LauncherOfAThousandShips?) or Abbie/Alex. All a bit bizarre.

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* In the world of ''LawAndOrder'', ''Series/LawAndOrder'', if your main pairing is lesbian, every female character in the whole intricate net of spinoffs tends to suddenly become gay. With mixed results. A popular foil to Alex/Olivia (from ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'') is Serena/Abbie (from [[LawAndOrder The Mother Ship]]), but there's no discounting Casey/Abbie, Serena/Alex, Abbie/Olivia (almost believable. And it would be ''seriously'' hot), Casey/Olivia (often in a weird ReplacementScrappy-appeal way), Melinda/Olivia (did I mention Olivia is a LauncherOfAThousandShips?) or Abbie/Alex. All a bit bizarre.



* The LoveTriangle between Hook, Emma and Neal in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is resolved by fans with two different sets of couples: [[BelligerentSexualTension Hook/Emma]] and [[OddFriendship Neal/Mulan]], or [[FirstLove Neal/Emma]] and [[CrackPairing Hook/Regina]].

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime':
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The LoveTriangle between Hook, Emma and Neal in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is resolved by fans with two different sets of couples: [[BelligerentSexualTension Hook/Emma]] and [[OddFriendship Neal/Mulan]], or [[FirstLove Neal/Emma]] and [[CrackPairing Hook/Regina]].



* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': The first wave of fandom had Isaac/Mia, Garet/Jenna and Ivan/Sheba. With the second game came along the pairings Isaac/Jenna, Felix/Sheba, Garet/Mia and Alex/Mia. Interestingly enough, you almost always find them in this order. It's almost impossible to find Garet/Mia that didn't contain Isaac/Jenna, and Garet/Jenna that didn't contain Isaac/Mia. This was not followed by the sequels, which canonized Isaac/Jenna and nothing else.

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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'':
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The first wave of fandom had Isaac/Mia, Garet/Jenna and Ivan/Sheba. With the second game came along the pairings Isaac/Jenna, Felix/Sheba, Garet/Mia and Alex/Mia. Interestingly enough, you almost always find them in this order. It's almost impossible to find Garet/Mia that didn't contain Isaac/Jenna, and Garet/Jenna that didn't contain Isaac/Mia. This was not followed by the sequels, which canonized Isaac/Jenna and nothing else.



* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games tend to get this, just like the anime. For the Johto games, there's Ethan/Kris and Silver/Lyra or Silver/Kris and Ethan/Lyra. The Unova games are more complicated: Cheren/Bianca is commonly a BetaCouple to N/Hilda, N/Hilbert, and Hilbert/Hilda. Some N/Hilda shippers support Hilbert/Bianca instead. Some N/Hilbert shippers also opt for Cheren/Hilda or Bianca/Hilda. Some Cheren/Hilda shippers also ship Hilbert/Bianca; pretty much, whatever pairing you like for the Unova protagonists, forming ShipMates is very easy.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games tend to get this, just like the anime. anime:
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For the Johto games, there's Ethan/Kris and Silver/Lyra or Silver/Kris and Ethan/Lyra. The Unova games are more complicated: Cheren/Bianca is commonly a BetaCouple to N/Hilda, N/Hilbert, and Hilbert/Hilda. Some N/Hilda shippers support Hilbert/Bianca instead. Some N/Hilbert shippers also opt for Cheren/Hilda or Bianca/Hilda. Some Cheren/Hilda shippers also ship Hilbert/Bianca; pretty much, whatever pairing you like for the Unova protagonists, forming ShipMates is very easy.



** Dawn/Cynthia fans sometimes ship Lucas/Volker as a male counterpart.
** Both Steven/May and Cynthia/Dawn are extremely common ships. Shippers of both often ship the other. Steven's and Cynthia's ship name together ("Lolishotashipping", also known as "Darksteelshipping") is even based on the idea.



** Shippers usually support Blake/Yang alongside [[FanPreferredCouple Ruby/Weiss]], likely because the main plot centers on the friendship these four share. For this reason, though much less commonly, those who ship Weiss/Yang will often do so with Ruby/Blake as well.

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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.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.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':

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** Pretty much everyone also ships Flinx, which might be why it's the only couple with its own PortmanteauCoupleName.
** Though some corners of fandom use portmanteaus fairly frequently, such as RobStar, CyBee, Sqaqua, and the like.

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** Pretty much everyone also ships Flinx, Kid Flash/Jinx, which might be why it's the only couple with its own PortmanteauCoupleName.
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PortmanteauCoupleName (Flinx). Though some corners of fandom use portmanteaus fairly frequently, such as RobStar, CyBee, Sqaqua, and the like.



** A common shipmate to Craig/Tweek is Clyde/Kevin (a minor character).



* In ''JimmyNeutron'', Nick/Betty and occasionally even Timmy/Betty is popular for no real reason except this, considering that Timmy and Betty [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight never even met in the show]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' Zim/Gaz often goes along with Dib/Tak and vice versa, in order to pair all four of them up without having to resort to BrotherSisterIncest (or use of a more minor character). If Zim and Tak get together, Gaz and Dib are usually just not paired with anyone.

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* In ''JimmyNeutron'', ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'', Nick/Betty and occasionally even Timmy/Betty is popular for no real reason except this, considering that Timmy and Betty [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight never even met in the show]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim,'' ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'':
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Zim/Gaz often goes along with Dib/Tak and vice versa, in order to pair all four of them up without having to resort to BrotherSisterIncest (or use of a more minor character). If Zim and Tak get together, Gaz and Dib are usually just not paired with anyone.



* Almost all ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' fans who ship [[OfficialCouple Arnold/Helga]] (which is pretty much all of them) also ship the BetaCouple [[BlackBestFriend Gerald]] / [[AsianAndNerdy Phoebe]], as per canon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
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Almost all ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' fans who ship [[OfficialCouple Arnold/Helga]] (which is pretty much all of them) also ship the BetaCouple [[BlackBestFriend Gerald]] / [[AsianAndNerdy Phoebe]], as per canon.



* Among the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom, any ships among the 6 main characters that doesn't lead to conflicting pairings tend to get along decently. For example, a lot of fan works that center on the [[OddCouple Rainbow Dash/Pinkie Pie]] ship also feature [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Rarity and Applejack]] as the BetaCouple.

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* Among the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fandom, any ships among the 6 main characters that doesn't lead to conflicting pairings tend to get along decently. decently:
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For example, a lot of fan works that center on the [[OddCouple Rainbow Dash/Pinkie Pie]] ship also feature [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Rarity and Applejack]] as the BetaCouple.



* It's exceedingly rare, but WildKratts fans that secretly ship Martin/Koki are also allies of Chris/Aviva.

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* It's exceedingly rare, but WildKratts ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'' fans that secretly ship Martin/Koki are also allies of Chris/Aviva.
11th Dec '16 4:35:23 PM LauraColette
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* ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' has the canon combination of Hannibal/Will and Alana/Margot. Sometimes Alana/Margot is called Murder Wives when shipped along with Murder Husbands, the fan nickname for Hannibal and Will. Presumably the pairing of these two is to keep Alana away from Will or Hannibal.
8th Dec '16 9:39:36 PM BJSnipers
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** For those who don't do [[OneTrueThreesome threesomes]] of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, they ship [[ToyShip two members]] together and [[PairTheSpares ship the third one to Spike.]] For example, many Applebloom/Scootaloo shippers like to ship Spike/Sweetie Bell. It is also very easy to find [[SettleForSibling Spike/Sweetie Bell]] shippers get along with Rarity/Applejack shippers.
6th Dec '16 5:50:58 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** In [[PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]], ships among the young main cast tend to come in certain configurations that ensure both Lillie and Gladion are paired. Fans who ship the male player character with Lillie tend to pair Gladion with the female player character. Fans who ship Lillie and Hau also like Gladion/female player character. If one prefers Lillie with the female player character, then Gladion is generally shipped with Hau instead.

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** In [[PokemonSunAndMoon ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]], Moon]]'', ships among the young main cast tend to come in certain configurations that ensure both Lillie and Gladion are paired. Fans who ship the male player character with Lillie tend to pair Gladion with the female player character. Fans who ship Lillie and Hau also like Gladion/female player character. If one prefers Lillie with the female player character, then Gladion is generally shipped with Hau instead.
5th Dec '16 11:06:57 AM captainpat
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* In the Brazilian/Latin-American Spanish ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' fandoms, a common ensemble of Gold Saint pairings is [[FanPreferredCouple Camus/Milo]], [[BirdsOfAFeather Mu/Shaka]], [[PlatonicLifePartners Aiolia/Marin]] and [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Deathmask/Aphrodite]]. [[UndyingLoyalty Shura]] tends to fall into PairTheSpares territory (being paired with people such as [[DefrostingIceQueen Shaina]], Aiolia if the writer feels that HetIsEw and even [[WomanInBlack Pandora]]), while [[MasterOfIllusion Saga]] tends to go with [[PosthumousCharacter Aiolos]] or [[spoiler: his brother [[IncestYayShipping Kanon]]]]. [[GentleGiant Aldebaran]], not being a {{Bishounen}}, tends not to be paired with anyone.
** When it comes to the Bronze Saints, fan-favorite [[FanPreferredCouple Hyoga/Shun]] goes well with [[HeterosexualLifePartners Shiryu/Seiya]]. If the writer doesn't go the HetIsEw way, there are the options of [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shiryu/Shunrei]], Seiya with either [[PhysicalGod Saori]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Miho]] or [[WomanScorned Shaina]] and [[AloofBigBrother Ikki]] with either [[TheLostLenore Esmeralda]] or [[WomanInBlack Pandora]]. Writers that don't go for yaoi will shy away from Hyoga/Shun and might go for Hyoga/[[DefectorFromDecadence Freya]] and Shun/June instead.

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* In the Brazilian/Latin-American Spanish ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' fandoms, a common ensemble of Gold Saint pairings is [[FanPreferredCouple Camus/Milo]], [[BirdsOfAFeather Mu/Shaka]], [[PlatonicLifePartners Aiolia/Marin]] and [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan Deathmask/Aphrodite]]. [[UndyingLoyalty Shura]] tends to fall into PairTheSpares territory (being paired with people such as [[DefrostingIceQueen Shaina]], Aiolia if the writer feels that HetIsEw and even [[WomanInBlack Pandora]]), Pandora), while [[MasterOfIllusion Saga]] tends to go with [[PosthumousCharacter Aiolos]] or [[spoiler: his brother [[IncestYayShipping Kanon]]]]. [[GentleGiant Aldebaran]], not being a {{Bishounen}}, tends not to be paired with anyone.
** When it comes to the Bronze Saints, fan-favorite [[FanPreferredCouple Hyoga/Shun]] goes well with [[HeterosexualLifePartners Shiryu/Seiya]]. If the writer doesn't go the HetIsEw way, there are the options of [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shiryu/Shunrei]], Seiya with either [[PhysicalGod Saori]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Miho]] or [[WomanScorned Shaina]] and [[AloofBigBrother Ikki]] with either [[TheLostLenore Esmeralda]] or [[WomanInBlack Pandora]].Pandora. Writers that don't go for yaoi will shy away from Hyoga/Shun and might go for Hyoga/[[DefectorFromDecadence Freya]] and Shun/June instead.
3rd Dec '16 5:32:15 AM Takeshi80
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** Shipping Serena and Clemont (Geekchicshipping) is a great way for Pokeshippers, Advanceshippers, and Pearlshippers to get Serena out of the picture (she gets more heat than the others because of her Canon Crush on Ash). Ironically, Amourshippers (Ash/Serena) have been accused of not just supporting, but STARTING Penguinshipping (Dawn and Kenny) and Orangeshipping (Tracey and Misty), and Contest Shipping (May and Drew), despite the fact all three of those ships were around long before Serena was in the picture
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Much like the anime, there's a common network of ships. Red/Yellow, Blue/Green. Gold/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire, White/Black, and X/Y are often shipped together.

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** Shipping Serena and Clemont (Geekchicshipping) is a great way for Pokeshippers, Advanceshippers, and Pearlshippers to get Serena out of the picture (she gets more heat than the others because of her Canon Crush on Ash). Ironically, Amourshippers (Ash/Serena) have been accused of not just supporting, but STARTING Penguinshipping (Dawn and Kenny) and Kenny), Orangeshipping (Tracey and Misty), and Contest Shipping (May and Drew), despite the fact all three of those ships were around long before Serena was in the picture
* ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Much like the anime, there's a common network of ships. Red/Yellow, Blue/Green. Gold/Crystal, Ruby/Sapphire, White/Black, Diamond/Platinum, Black/White, Lack-two/Whi-two and X/Y are often shipped together.
30th Nov '16 12:40:10 PM TedEldritch
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** In [[PokemonSunAndMoon Sun and Moon]], ships among the young main cast tend to come in certain configurations that ensure both Lillie and Gladion are paired. Fans who ship the male player character with Lillie tend to pair Gladion with the female player character. Fans who ship Lillie and Hau also like Gladion/female player character. If one prefers Lillie with the female player character, then Gladion is generally shipped with Hau instead.
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