History ShipTease / LiveActionTV

24th Feb '18 8:26:29 PM nombretomado
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** For that matter, every episode that has Faith and Buffy in the same scene feels like there's an attraction between the two characters. According to Creator/ElizaDushku, she was instructed by Creator/JossWhedon to play every single scene she had with SarahMichelleGellar as if Faith had an unresolved crush on Buffy, and that the cause of some of Faith's later hostility toward Buffy was anger over the realization that no matter what she did, Buffy was never going to love her.

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** For that matter, every episode that has Faith and Buffy in the same scene feels like there's an attraction between the two characters. According to Creator/ElizaDushku, she was instructed by Creator/JossWhedon to play every single scene she had with SarahMichelleGellar Creator/SarahMichelleGellar as if Faith had an unresolved crush on Buffy, and that the cause of some of Faith's later hostility toward Buffy was anger over the realization that no matter what she did, Buffy was never going to love her.
19th Jan '18 8:24:38 AM RoseAndHeather
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** There's really no other excuse than this for the [[HeldGaze long, lingering looks]], late-night drinks, subtle touches, and open concern shared between ADA Rafael Barba and Olivia Benson. Perhaps not incidentally, actors Raúl Esparza (Barba) and Mariska Hargitay (Benson) have openly admitted to [[ShipperOnDeck shipping their characters with each other]].

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** There's really no other excuse than this for the [[HeldGaze long, lingering looks]], late-night drinks, subtle touches, and open concern shared between ADA Rafael Barba and Olivia Benson. Perhaps not incidentally, actors Raúl Esparza (Barba) and Mariska Hargitay (Benson) have openly admitted to [[ShipperOnDeck shipping their characters with each other]]. Gets turned UpToEleven in season 19, with Olivia going from calling him "Barba" to, of all things, "''Rafa''" -- and then there's the scene in 19x09 in which he not only holds her tenderly, but ''strokes her hair''... Season 19 is basically a [[PortmanteauCoupleName Barson]] cornucopia.
6th Dec '17 4:55:08 PM nombretomado
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** DanSchneider wrote ''iStart A Fan War'' and ended it with Carly delivering a blatant AuthorTract against how much emphasis {{Shipping}} has in the fandom. After a storm of fan criticism he wrote a blog defending the episode and confirming the AuthorTract. It also said that an upcoming episode had an unspecified something that would please people. Everyone assumed it would be ship-related, and thus was another blatant moment of ShipTease right after denouncing the Shippers.

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** DanSchneider Creator/DanSchneider wrote ''iStart A Fan War'' and ended it with Carly delivering a blatant AuthorTract against how much emphasis {{Shipping}} has in the fandom. After a storm of fan criticism he wrote a blog defending the episode and confirming the AuthorTract. It also said that an upcoming episode had an unspecified something that would please people. Everyone assumed it would be ship-related, and thus was another blatant moment of ShipTease right after denouncing the Shippers.
3rd Dec '17 10:11:14 AM Jubileus57
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** Also, there was carefully scattered hints that [[FoeYay Niles and C.C.]] don't hate them quite as much as they seem. [[spoiler:It culminates with their wedding during the finale.]]

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** Also, there was carefully scattered hints that [[FoeYay Niles and C.C.]] don't hate them each other quite as much as they seem. [[spoiler:It culminates with their wedding during the finale.]]
3rd Dec '17 10:08:07 AM Jubileus57
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* Series/TheNanny has a small amount of this between Fran and [[TheJeeves Niles]], mostly in the early seasons. They semi-seriously flirt on occasion, in an early episode she one-ups the HeadbuttThermometer by checking his temperature by ''kissing'' his forehead, and he is shown to peek into her room to watch her changing. However, as Fran is in love with Maxwell and Niles is the world's biggest ShipperOnDeck for them, nothing ever comes of it.

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a small amount of this between Fran and [[TheJeeves Niles]], mostly in the early seasons. They semi-seriously flirt on occasion, in an early episode she one-ups the HeadbuttThermometer by checking his temperature by ''kissing'' his forehead, and he is shown to peek into her room to watch her changing. However, as Fran is in love with Maxwell and Niles is the world's biggest ShipperOnDeck for them, nothing ever comes of it.
** Also, there was carefully scattered hints that [[FoeYay Niles and C.C.]] don't hate them quite as much as they seem. [[spoiler:It culminates with their wedding during the finale.]]
23rd Oct '17 9:11:29 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt and Karen sport lots of sexual tension from the get-go. Even Foggy can't help but notice it when they flirt in front of him.
19th Oct '17 4:14:42 AM RedScharlach
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** Speaking of kissing, [[ExtremeOmnisexual Captain Jack Harkness]] has the distinction of being the first person in the new series to kiss the Doctor, and later appearances subtlely and not-so-subtlely hint that he's in love with him.

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** Speaking of kissing, [[ExtremeOmnisexual Captain Jack Harkness]] has the distinction of being the first person in the new series to kiss the Doctor, and later appearances subtlely subtly and not-so-subtlely not-so-subtly hint that he's in love with him.



*** Although Twelve would be caught dead before you'd get a compliment or traditional flirt out of him, due to both lacking interpersonal skills and an aversion toward empty pleasantries of any sort, there have always been subtle indications that he might [[AnchoredShip still harbor some of these feelings]], having merely chosen not act on them out of the cynicism born from seeing many generations of humans live and die during his stay on Trenzalore, or a mistaken impression that she didn't want him anymore. He's always trying to show off to Clara, tends extremely competitive when anyone else does, sends many [[LongingLook forlorn glances]] [[LongingLook her way]] whenever he's in a distraught mood for any reason, is ''very'' blatantly flattered when he mistakenly assumed that Clara is dating an Eleven-lookalike, frequent states that that he needs her, at one point outright referred to one of their trips as a "date" once she was out of earshot, and then there's the incredibly UST-filled "Mummy on the orient Express"... Doesn't help that the narrative draws parallels between their relationship, the romance between Robin Hood and Marian, the interspecies-marriage between Vashtra and Jenny, and Elizabeth and Darcy of "Pride and Prejudice", or that the showrunner described a spectacular act of UndyingLoyalty on his part as "He says 'I love you perfectly'" in a recent interview. While not necessarily indicative of anything romantic in and of themselves, their intense devotion to each other despite their frequent clashes, his habit of calling her "boss" or repeating her name many times over, and his teary-eyed reactions to both their temporary partings have certainly done nothing to deter the shippers.

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*** Although Twelve would be caught dead before you'd get a compliment or traditional flirt out of him, due to both lacking interpersonal skills and an aversion toward empty pleasantries of any sort, there have always been subtle indications that he might [[AnchoredShip still harbor some of these feelings]], having merely chosen not act on them out of the cynicism born from seeing many generations of humans live and die during his stay on Trenzalore, or a mistaken impression that she didn't want him anymore. He's always trying to show off to Clara, tends extremely competitive when anyone else does, sends many [[LongingLook forlorn glances]] [[LongingLook her way]] whenever he's in a distraught mood for any reason, is ''very'' blatantly flattered when he mistakenly assumed that Clara is dating an Eleven-lookalike, frequent states that that he needs her, at one point outright referred to one of their trips as a "date" once she was out of earshot, and then there's the incredibly UST-filled "Mummy on the orient Express"... Doesn't help that the narrative draws parallels between their relationship, the romance between Robin Hood and Marian, the interspecies-marriage interspecies marriage between Vashtra and Jenny, and Elizabeth and Darcy of "Pride and Prejudice", or that the showrunner described a spectacular act of UndyingLoyalty on his part as "He says 'I love you perfectly'" in a recent interview. While not necessarily indicative of anything romantic in and of themselves, their intense devotion to each other despite their frequent clashes, his habit of calling her "boss" or repeating her name many times over, and his teary-eyed reactions to both their temporary partings have certainly done nothing to deter the shippers.



'''Rani:''' You mean if something's gonna happen, it's gonna happen? [They notice they're holding hands and let go]

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'''Rani:''' You mean if something's gonna happen, it's gonna happen? [They notice they're holding hands and let go]go.]



* Some fans theorize that Peter Petrelli saving Claire in ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' was set up so as to appear to be a ship in the making by a particularly creative writer, but then she was revealed to be his niece. Though this revelation hasn't stopped some of the shippers...
** Or the actors, who have allegedly started dating. But then, they presumably ''aren't'' uncle and niece.
*** The latest season definitely seems to be trying to foster this ship. Don't worry about it; if you ignored ships between relatives in this show, you'd have nothing left.

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* Some fans theorize theorized that Peter Petrelli saving Claire in ''{{Series/Heroes}}'' was set up so as to appear to be a potential ship in the making by a particularly creative writer, but then she was revealed to be his niece. Though this revelation hasn't stopped didn't stop some of the shippers...
** Or Not did it stop the actors, who have allegedly started dating. actors from [[CastIncest dating for a while]]. But then, they presumably ''aren't'' uncle and niece.
*** The latest season definitely seems to be trying to foster this ship. Don't worry about it; if you ignored ships between relatives in this show, you'd have nothing left.
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** ''Every'' episode with Faith and Angel(us) in it teases us quite a lot. First, her coming on to him, and then him pretending to be on her side, and then her practically idolising Angel "he's the only person who never gave up on me". Meanwhile, Angelus intends to turn her, makes her a giant welcome sign, and saves her from the Beastmaster for no apparent reason.

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** ''Every'' episode with Faith and Angel(us) in it teases us quite a lot. First, her coming on to him, and then him pretending to be on her side, and then her practically idolising Angel "he's ("he's the only person who never gave up on me".me"). Meanwhile, Angelus intends to turn her, makes her a giant welcome sign, and saves her from the Beastmaster for no apparent reason.



** Giles and Ethan were written, acted and shown as unofficial lovers with enough Foe Yay between them that many fans didn't even realise at first that it was subtext. Whenever the two meet its always about why Giles left Ethan not why he doesn't mess around with dark magic anymore.

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** Giles and Ethan were written, acted and shown as unofficial lovers with enough Foe Yay between them that many fans didn't even realise at first that it was subtext. Whenever the two meet its it's always about why Giles left Ethan Ethan, not why he doesn't mess around with dark magic anymore.



** There was far more sublte ship tease between Tasha and Geordi. In "The Naked Now", when she was tasked to find Geordi (who is AWOL from sickbay), Tasha was clearly worried when she does find him. She sees that something is clearly upsetting him and wishes to talk to him about it later. It's too evident that she isn't just saying this to get him to come back with her peacefully to sickbay. It's also telling that she didn't simply order her security men to go search for him. Nor did she bring security men with her to collect him.

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** There was far more sublte subtle ship tease between Tasha and Geordi. In "The Naked Now", when she was tasked to find Geordi (who is AWOL from sickbay), Tasha was clearly worried when she does find him. She sees that something is clearly upsetting him and wishes to talk to him about it later. It's too evident that she isn't just saying this to get him to come back with her peacefully to sickbay. It's also telling that she didn't simply order her security men to go search for him. Nor did she bring security men with her to collect him.



** We even had an episode entitled "Mrs. Donaghy" in which Liz and Jack are AccidentalMarriage'd. It's done by the end of the episode. But serious trope-age here.

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** We even had an episode entitled "Mrs. Donaghy" in which Liz and Jack are AccidentalMarriage'd. It's done over by the end of the episode. But serious trope-age here.



* ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' does this for every combination imaginable. 1st season had the creators teasing Arthur/[[spoiler:his sister]] Morgana, Gwen/Merlin, Gwen/Arthur, and always, ALWAYS ship teases Arthur/Merlin. They've even ship teased Morgana/Uther.
** Trailers for season 4 are largely centered on the famous LoveTriangle between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot, with one scene depicting a Gwen/Lancelot kiss. It's shown completely out of context, and is currently fueling most of the fandom debate.

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* ''{{Series/Merlin}}'' does this for every combination imaginable. The 1st season had the creators teasing Arthur/[[spoiler:his sister]] Morgana, Gwen/Merlin, Gwen/Arthur, and always, ALWAYS ship teases Arthur/Merlin. They've even ship teased Morgana/Uther.
** Trailers for season 4 are were largely centered on the famous LoveTriangle between Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot, with one scene depicting a Gwen/Lancelot kiss. It's shown completely out of context, and is currently fueling most of the fandom debate. kiss.



*** Rachel: "You're a very pretty girl Quinn, the prettiest girl I've ever met. But you're a lot more than that"
*** Rachel: You don't think people whisper about me in the lunch room or draw pornographic pictures of me on the bathroom walls? Quinn: That was me, actually.
*** Santana: Stop making out with Berry and get to the Spanish room, Quinn.

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*** Rachel: "You're a very pretty girl Quinn, the prettiest girl I've ever met. But you're a lot more than that"
that."
*** Rachel: You "You don't think people whisper about me in the lunch room or draw pornographic pictures of me on the bathroom walls? walls?" Quinn: That "That was me, actually.
actually."
*** Santana: Stop "Stop making out with Berry and get to the Spanish room, Quinn."



* Joey and Phoebe in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' are teased a bit. In several instances, they favor each other over the other friends, and with the Monica/Chandler and Ross/Rachel deals, it makes sense for them to be together. At one point, Joey even proposes to Phoebe, but it turns out it's only because he thinks she's pregnant and doesn't want her to do it alone. She still accepts his proposal enthusiastically. [[spoiler: Phoebe only said she was pregnant to cover for Rachel, who really was pregnant. When Joey finds this out, he proposes to Rachel instead, who rejects him. Phoebe says she will "take him back."]] The ship was well and truly sunk when Phoebe met [[spoiler: and married Mike Hannigan.]] Him and Phoebe did have two passionate kisses across the series though. The first was when Phoebe was pretending to be her twin sister Ursula[[note]]Who had been seeing Joey and was planning on ditching him. Phoebe wanted to give Joey some closure in Ursula's place[[/note]]. The second was Phoebe's birthday where she laments that she hasn't had the perfect kiss yet.

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* Joey and Phoebe in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' are teased a bit. In several instances, they favor each other over the other friends, and with the Monica/Chandler and Ross/Rachel deals, it makes sense for them to be together. At one point, Joey even proposes to Phoebe, but it turns out it's only because he thinks she's pregnant and doesn't want her to do it alone. She still accepts his proposal enthusiastically. [[spoiler: Phoebe only said she was pregnant to cover for Rachel, who really was pregnant. When Joey finds this out, he proposes to Rachel instead, who rejects him. Phoebe says she will "take him back."]] The ship was well and truly sunk when Phoebe met [[spoiler: and married Mike Hannigan.]] Him and Phoebe did have two passionate kisses across the series though. The first was when Phoebe was pretending to be her twin sister Ursula[[note]]Who Ursula[[note]]who had been seeing Joey and was planning on ditching him. Phoebe wanted to give Joey some closure in Ursula's place[[/note]]. The second was on Phoebe's birthday where she laments that she hasn't had the perfect kiss yet.



** Chandler/Monica were teased mildly in early seasons, with them almost having sex in a flashback, Chandler describing her as the most beautiful women he's ever known-come-favourite person, offering a [[{{FallbackMarriagePact}} FallbackChildrenPact]], and spending two episodes straight arguing that she should date him which implied he had some buried feelings for her. They also had crushes on each other in flashback episodes and confided secrets the others didn't know. [[spoiler: No one thought it was serious until they slept together in Season 5, fell in love and ended up HappilyMarried.]]

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** Chandler/Monica were teased mildly in early seasons, with them almost having sex in a flashback, Chandler describing her as the most beautiful women woman he's ever known-come-favourite known[=/=]favorite person, offering a [[{{FallbackMarriagePact}} FallbackChildrenPact]], and spending two episodes straight arguing that she should date him him, which implied he had some buried feelings for her. They also had crushes on each other in flashback episodes and confided secrets the others didn't know. [[spoiler: No [[spoiler:No one thought it was serious until they slept together in Season 5, fell in love and ended up HappilyMarried.]]



* ''Series/ChicagoFire'' has been teasing the romantic pairing of Leslie Shay and Gabriela Dawson, the two paramedics, right from the get-go. It's to the point where the actresses, Lauren German and Monica Raymund, are Website/{{Tumblr}}-infamous for sending ridiculously shippy tweets at each other and [[ShipperOnDeck commenting on their sexual tension]].

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* ''Series/ChicagoFire'' has been teasing teased the romantic pairing of Leslie Shay and Gabriela Dawson, the two paramedics, right from the get-go. It's It got to the point where the actresses, Lauren German and Monica Raymund, are were Website/{{Tumblr}}-infamous for sending ridiculously shippy tweets at each other and [[ShipperOnDeck commenting on their sexual tension]].



** Grissom and Heather could also fall under this as it is never outright confirmed that anything happened between them. Heavily implied, yes, but always in a way that, taking Grissom as being Grissom, could have a perfectly innocent explanation.

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** Grissom and Heather could also fall under this as it is it's never outright confirmed that anything happened between them. Heavily implied, yes, but always in a way that, taking Grissom as being Grissom, could have a perfectly innocent explanation.
8th Oct '17 2:12:44 PM nombretomado
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*** That final episode ended with a LastMinuteKiss between Carly and Freddie, initiated by ''Carly'', and celebrated by Freddie. Despite this seemingly obvious TheyDo ending, the writers knew they had an upcoming SpinOff, named ''SamAndCat'', involving the now third wheel, and thus decided to keep teasing Sam/Freddie shippers in the hope they would keep watching the new show in the hope that Freddie would come back to that show to sink Creddie and confirm Seddie. In one episode, Freddie did guest-star, and there were a few teases, but it still remained unresolved. And with the sudden cancellation of the series, it'll appear to stay that way forever.

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*** That final episode ended with a LastMinuteKiss between Carly and Freddie, initiated by ''Carly'', and celebrated by Freddie. Despite this seemingly obvious TheyDo ending, the writers knew they had an upcoming SpinOff, named ''SamAndCat'', ''Series/SamAndCat'', involving the now third wheel, and thus decided to keep teasing Sam/Freddie shippers in the hope they would keep watching the new show in the hope that Freddie would come back to that show to sink Creddie and confirm Seddie. In one episode, Freddie did guest-star, and there were a few teases, but it still remained unresolved. And with the sudden cancellation of the series, it'll appear to stay that way forever.
30th Aug '17 10:26:32 AM Aquila89
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** In the Season 7, there's [[spoiler:[[EveryoneCanSeeIt quite a lot of chemistry between Jon Snow and Daenerys]].]]

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** In the Season 7, there's [[spoiler:[[EveryoneCanSeeIt quite a lot of chemistry between Jon Snow and Daenerys]]. In the finale, they end up having sex.]]
22nd Aug '17 1:54:22 AM Wint
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** In the Season 7, there's [[EveryoneCanSeeIt quite a lot of chemistry between Jon Snow and Daenerys]].

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** In the Season 7, there's [[EveryoneCanSeeIt [[spoiler:[[EveryoneCanSeeIt quite a lot of chemistry between Jon Snow and Daenerys]].]]
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