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17th Nov '17 3:54:11 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* ''Manga/GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's pissed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].

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* ''Manga/GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's pissed ****ed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}:'' One could easily see implications of River → Mal if one wanted to, especially during/after the BigDamnMovie.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}:'' One could easily see implications of River → Mal if one wanted to, especially during/after the BigDamnMovie.Big****Movie.



* The ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' fandom pretty much universally agrees that Dist the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Reaper]]/[[SissyVillain Rose]]/[[EmbarrassingNickname Runny]] is [[SingleTargetSexuality Jadesexual]]. Only slightly less widespread is the belief that Jade doesn't give a damn.

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* The ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' fandom pretty much universally agrees that Dist the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Reaper]]/[[SissyVillain Rose]]/[[EmbarrassingNickname Runny]] is [[SingleTargetSexuality Jadesexual]]. Only slightly less widespread is the belief that Jade doesn't give a damn.****.



* Canonically, Karkat from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has a [[SlapSlapKiss Caliginous]] crush on John. However, John can't return these feelings, partly because [[IncompatibleOrientation he's straight]] and partly because [[ThePollyanna he just doesn't have it in him to hate someone like that]]. Although the first issue is pretty easy to work around in fiction (after all, he's 13 - what 13-year-old can so decisively say what their orientation is?), the latter...isn't. However, Karkat's hatecrush is, in the eyes of many, either [[RuleOfDrama a great opportunity for angst]] or [[RuleOfCute goddamn adorable]]. (Or both!) Thus, while fic involving [[LoveInterest matespritships]] or [[MoralityPet moirallegiances]] are common between these two, fic where Karkat has a one-sided wish for John to be his kismesis are also quite popular.

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* Canonically, Karkat from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has a [[SlapSlapKiss Caliginous]] crush on John. However, John can't return these feelings, partly because [[IncompatibleOrientation he's straight]] and partly because [[ThePollyanna he just doesn't have it in him to hate someone like that]]. Although the first issue is pretty easy to work around in fiction (after all, he's 13 - what 13-year-old can so decisively say what their orientation is?), the latter...isn't. However, Karkat's hatecrush is, in the eyes of many, either [[RuleOfDrama a great opportunity for angst]] or [[RuleOfCute goddamn god**** adorable]]. (Or both!) Thus, while fic involving [[LoveInterest matespritships]] or [[MoralityPet moirallegiances]] are common between these two, fic where Karkat has a one-sided wish for John to be his kismesis are also quite popular.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', Kitty has a stalkerish crush on Eric, who is more into [[AlphaBitch Vana]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', Kitty has a stalkerish crush on Eric, who is more into [[AlphaBitch [[Alpha***** Vana]].
25th Sep '17 4:27:55 PM N1KF
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* There are ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fans who find Dipper's PrecociousCrush on Wendy adorable without shipping them.
** [[spoiler:Wendy admits at the end of "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E2IntoTheBunker Into The Bunker]]" that she finds it super flattering, but she naturally lets him down due to the age difference.]]
** Following ''Northwest Mansion Mystery'', the fandom theory skyrocketed that Pacifica has a crush on an unwitting Dipper. Canon-wise, there are only a handful of vague hints from her side, and complete obviousness from him (aside from an instance of possible flirting during the aforementioned episode).
* Similarly above, in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' some fans think the same with Mac shipped with Frankie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
**
There are ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fans who find Dipper's PrecociousCrush on Wendy adorable without shipping them.
** [[spoiler:Wendy admits at
them. At the end of "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E2IntoTheBunker Into The Bunker]]" Bunker]]", [[spoiler:Wendy admits at the end of that she finds it super flattering, but she naturally lets him down due to the age difference.]]
difference]].
** Following ''Northwest "Northwest Mansion Mystery'', Mystery", the fandom theory skyrocketed that Pacifica has a crush on an unwitting Dipper. Canon-wise, there are only a handful of vague hints from her side, and complete obviousness from him (aside from an instance of possible flirting during the aforementioned episode).
* Similarly above, in Some ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' some fans think the same with Mac shipped with Frankie.like Mac's PrecociousCrush on Frankie without shipping it.


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3rd Aug '17 2:36:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's pissed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].

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* ''GetBackers'': ''Manga/GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's pissed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].
18th Jul '17 6:26:28 PM Lorealie
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** Almost anyone in Lelouch's UnwantedHarem → Lelouch seem to apply, too, depending on other shipping preferences.Gino → Suzaku is popular too. **Nina → Euphie is canon and Rolo → Lelouch pretty heavily implied. On a more squicky note, [[spoiler: V.V. → Charles]] is a popular interpretation.

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** Almost anyone in Lelouch's UnwantedHarem → Lelouch seem to apply, too, depending on other shipping preferences.Gino → Suzaku is popular too. **Nina
** Nina
→ Euphie is canon and Rolo → Lelouch pretty heavily implied. On a more squicky note, [[spoiler: V.V. → Charles]] is a popular interpretation.
15th Jul '17 9:15:53 PM SpocktorWho
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** There's another faction that believes the opposite, with Dean--the series' [[TroubledButCute troubled]], [[HeroicSelfDeprecation self-loathing]] [[ExtremeDoormat family doormat]]--pining after the [[TheStoic emotionless]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] Castiel. It was made murky later on when Castiel slowly turns human and actually gains emotions, but once [[StatusQuoIsGod Castiel is re-"angelfied" and his faith in God restored]], he sees no problem in leaving Dean to fly off to Heaven. In Season 6, he only appeared when he needs something from Dean, and Dean does not seem to have forgiven him.

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** There's another faction that believes the opposite, with Dean--the series' [[TroubledButCute troubled]], [[HeroicSelfDeprecation self-loathing]] [[ExtremeDoormat family doormat]]--pining after the [[TheStoic emotionless]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] Castiel. It was made murky later on when Castiel slowly turns human and actually gains emotions, but once [[StatusQuoIsGod Castiel is re-"angelfied" and his faith in God restored]], he sees no problem in leaving Dean to fly off to Heaven. In Season 6, he only appeared appears when he needs something from Dean, Dean (or vice versa), and Dean does not seem to have forgiven him.



** As of season 10 it's also become quite common for people to see Crowley as having an unrequited love for Dean, who may have a mutual love with Castiel. Despite initially seeming like a CrackShip, the show definitely portrays Crowley's reaction to Dean [[spoiler:becoming human again after her was a demon, and then outright choosing to partner with Castiel over him later on]] as being comparable to a dumped lover, and the triangle is paralleled to the Abbadon->Cain/Colette LoveTriangle with Crowley associated with Abbadon.

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** As of season 10 it's also become quite common for people to see Crowley as having an unrequited love for Dean, who may have a mutual love with Castiel. Despite initially seeming like a CrackShip, the show definitely portrays Crowley's reaction to Dean [[spoiler:becoming human again after her he was a demon, and then outright choosing to partner with Castiel over him later on]] as being comparable to a dumped lover, and the triangle is paralleled to the Abbadon->Cain/Colette LoveTriangle with Crowley associated with Abbadon.
11th Jun '17 2:54:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''XMenEvolution'': The [[TheSnarkKnight Rogue]]/[[TheStoic Scott]] pairing is sometimes written this way. This one's got canon support, though: Rogue's one-sided crush on Scott as seen in the show was seen as being much more interesting than Scott and Jean's relationship.

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* ''XMenEvolution'': ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': The [[TheSnarkKnight Rogue]]/[[TheStoic Scott]] pairing is sometimes written this way. This one's got canon support, though: Rogue's one-sided crush on Scott as seen in the show was seen as being much more interesting than Scott and Jean's relationship.
10th Apr '17 12:19:09 PM mouschilight
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*** [[spoiler:As of the finale, though, Sasuke/Sakura and Naruto/Hinata subvert this and become canon. Naruto/Sakura becomes firmly ShipSinking.]]
** And then there's the people who ship Sasuke → Hinata for the sheer irony of it.

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*** [[spoiler:As of the finale, though, Sasuke/Sakura and Naruto/Hinata subvert this and become canon. Naruto/Sakura becomes firmly ShipSinking.ShipSinking--never mind that it already sank back in Chapter 469.]]
** And then there's the people who ship Sasuke and Hinata for the sheer irony of it.
11th Mar '17 11:39:01 AM nombretomado
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** Snake → Otacon became fairly popular, sometimes accompanied by DryDockedShip, after ''MetalGearSolid4'' and the [[spoiler: Naomi affair]].

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** Snake → Otacon became fairly popular, sometimes accompanied by DryDockedShip, after ''MetalGearSolid4'' ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' and the [[spoiler: Naomi affair]].
8th Dec '16 5:35:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''InazumaEleven'' fandom, several pairs of the form "<character> → Endou" seem to be quite popular, probably because 1) multiple characters in-series have been on record constantly musing about the positive influences he's had on their lives and 2) Endou is a [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious]] ChasteHero who [[AllLovingHero gets along great with everyone]].
* In ''{{Rift}}'', WordOfGod has hinted that [[RebelliousPrincess Uriel]] [[PerkyGoth Chuluun's]] [[LesYay crush on]] [[ProfessionalKillers Kira Thanos]] is canon. Whether or not Kira reciprocates, on the other hand, is a matter of debate.

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* In the ''InazumaEleven'' ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'' fandom, several pairs of the form "<character> → Endou" seem to be quite popular, probably because 1) multiple characters in-series have been on record constantly musing about the positive influences he's had on their lives and 2) Endou is a [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious]] ChasteHero who [[AllLovingHero gets along great with everyone]].
* In ''{{Rift}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Rift}}'', WordOfGod has hinted that [[RebelliousPrincess Uriel]] [[PerkyGoth Chuluun's]] [[LesYay crush on]] [[ProfessionalKillers Kira Thanos]] is canon. Whether or not Kira reciprocates, on the other hand, is a matter of debate.
8th Dec '16 5:34:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's highly recognized in the ''Mega Man'' fandom that Ciel of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' has very blatant feelings for the [[{{Badass}} eponymous hero]], regardless of her being human and his being a [[strike:Reploid]] highly-advanced robot. It's also generally accepted that most of it is probably unrequited due to Zero's ''[[IronWoobie very]]'' [[IronWoobie broken past]] (although there're shades of [[ChasteHero chastity]] there, too). However, there's still the fact that Zero's very willing to ''die fighting for her ideals,'' [[spoiler:and ''he does''.]] [[TheWoobie You can't help but feel sorry for the poor girl...]]

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* It's highly recognized in the ''Mega Man'' fandom that Ciel of ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' has very blatant feelings for the [[{{Badass}} eponymous hero]], hero, regardless of her being human and his being a [[strike:Reploid]] highly-advanced robot. It's also generally accepted that most of it is probably unrequited due to Zero's ''[[IronWoobie very]]'' [[IronWoobie broken past]] (although there're shades of [[ChasteHero chastity]] there, too). However, there's still the fact that Zero's very willing to ''die fighting for her ideals,'' [[spoiler:and ''he does''.]] [[TheWoobie You can't help but feel sorry for the poor girl...]]
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