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*** Some people prefer [[LesYay Momona/Lillian]] and are convinced that Lillian is much better suited for her than Cayenne, Romeo or Miura, but given the show it was glaringly obvious that wasn't going to pan out.
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* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}'' has a pretty minuscule fandom, so for the most part they're polite about this.
** For a franchise-wide example, there are people who like Ruby/Granite and others who wish Ruby had stuck with Tour.
** ''Anime/LadyJewelpet'' is the most romance-focused season in the anime series, and right out of the gate it presents viewers with four girls (Momona, Lillian, Mizuki and Charon) and four boys (Cayenne, Romeo, Soarer and Levin) with promises that they'll all be hooked up by the end. When the show was very new, the ideal pairing combinations were hotly debated, and it was complicated by the fact that Cayenne looks like Momona's cousin and is the brother of Lillian. Later they introduced two other characters of each gender, Miura and Elena, complicating things further as Cayenne graduated and ended up spending a lot of time with Elena while Miura flirted with Momona in his absence. While in the end [[spoiler:Momona and Cayenne]] end up together, there are still people who wish Momona had gone with Miura or Romeo (another big contender).
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* A shipping war has sprung up in ''Anime/SonicX'', centered around Tails/Cosmo vs Tails/Cream. Fans are prepared to [[DieForOurShip kill the characters off]] to get their ship. In [[spoiler: Tails/Cream's]] case, this isn't necessary; [[spoiler:Cosmo died in the last episode]]. However, [[spoiler: Tails/Cosmo]] fans find ways to [[spoiler: return her to life]], often via [[spoiler: the seed Sonic found]]. This is illustrated in a somewhat disturbing manner [[http://ozz-the-wanderer.deviantart.com/art/Cream-and-Cosmo-ALS-colored-110928689 here]].

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* A It's still pretty quiet for now but shipping war has sprung up in ''Anime/SonicX'', centered around Tails/Cosmo vs Tails/Cream. Fans wars are prepared pretty common in ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}.'' Even though every single girl gets 4 episodes an arc. It's gotten to [[DieForOurShip kill the characters off]] point that the shippers are ''getting withdrawals'' due to get their ship. In [[spoiler: Tails/Cream's]] case, this the fact that they can't bash somebody due to the fact that they're not the love interest of that arc.
* ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', oh boooooooy. The Zessica/Amata and Mikono/Kagura factions are totaly vicious against the Mikono/Amata pairing. Amata is called "tool" and "ungrateful bastard" for [[spoiler:rejecting Zessica's love]], Mikono is called "slut" and "weak" for not falling into Amata's arms right away and being confused about Kagura, Zessica is [[PossessionSue Mary Sue-fied]] by self-projecting fangirls and fanboys who think Amata owes her cock because she loves him and would sacrifice lots of things for him. On the flip side Kagura is either made into a heartless and evil brute (ignoring how he
isn't necessary; [[spoiler:Cosmo died in the last episode]]. However, [[spoiler: Tails/Cosmo]] without his depths), or MartyStu-fied a la Zessica while his fans insist that Mikono owes him vagina for being his MoralityPet -- so Mikono going for Amata instead makes her "a shallow and traitor whore" who "abaondoned Kagura and broke Zessica".
* The arguments between fans of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' get quite intense, especially fans of Eren x Mikasa and Eren x Levi, although almost every ship involving Eren or Levi has been involved in a shipping war.
* ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'': Of course, when you've got [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads And Loads Of]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Nations]], a fair amount of ShipTease, and a distinct lack of {{Official Couple}}s, you can justify pretty much ''any'' pairing under the sun. The result is that people who ship Nation X with Nation Y will
find ways to [[spoiler: return her to life]], often via [[spoiler: the seed Sonic found]]. This is illustrated in a somewhat disturbing manner [[http://ozz-the-wanderer.deviantart.com/art/Cream-and-Cosmo-ALS-colored-110928689 here]].themselves at odds with those who ship either X or Y with another character. Has it's own page [[ShipToShipCombat/AxisPowersHetalia here]] for specific examples.



* In the ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'' universe fandom you find two kind of people: those that think that ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' was in love with Sayaka Yumi, and those that think that he barely cared for her like a friend (Sayaka has always been his OfficialCouple or at the very least ImpliedLoveInterest, but you talk about facts to a shipper) and he paid more attention to any other woman that showed up in the series (Misato, Erika, Minerva...). ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Kouji/Maria]]'' are the largest faction of the second group by far, due to the sheer amount of people watched ''Grendizer'' first. And then you have the people who ships Sayaka with Boss, or the arguments among Duke/Hikaru and Duke/Rubina shippers. However, debates between shippers are refreshingly civil and without mud-slinging.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** What is generally considered the bloodiest ship war ever took place in this fandom. The main debate seems to be what combination of the constantly-fluctuating PowerTrio should hook up; there's at least thirty possible sides, each with a knife to the throat of the others. Also, there's the Rocketshipping (Jessie/James) debate, although there's no one else to pair them up with - Anti-Rocketshippers simply hold the opinion they're not interested in each other (and usually that James is gay).
** The main war was between Pokéshippers (pairing up Ash/Satoshi and Misty/Kasumi) and Palletshippers (Ash/Satoshi and Gary/Shigeru).
** The "official" [[http://shipping.bulbagarden.net/ list of named ships]] for the fandom ''literally'' has OverNineThousand entries.
** Perhaps the fanatical nature of Ship-to-Ship Combat is best exemplified by the fact that the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shipping:History_of_Pokemon_shipping Ship War]] can be described as HAVING TREATIES and ''civil wars''. There are times to just give up, fanboys AND fangirls.
** Even to this day, it still happens. With five female travel companion his age, many fans argue which one is the best one for Satoshi/Ash. We have Pokéshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Kasumi/Misty), Advanceshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Haruka/May), Pearlshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Hikari/Dawn), Negaishippers (Satoshi/Ash and Iris) and Amourshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Serena). Negaishipping is the weakest of the five, while Pokéshipping and Amourshipping are the most prominent ones and have a bigger war going on than with the rest.
* Considering the core cast contains no less then ten main characters, there are literally dozens of one-season villains and one-shot "best friends", and the two members of the most official couple have five or more suitors apiece--and there are several canons to the series--it's no wonder ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is a quagmire of ship related insanity. Specifically, the debates between Mamoru fans and Seiya fans can get really ugly. There's also the Uranus/Neptune shippers versus the "they're just close cousins!" sect... although that one is more a battle against outright lies (example: [[http://wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Prince_Uranus Prince Uranus]]) by fans who don't like same sex pairings.
* The release of Anime/SailorMoonCrystal added more fuel to the above mentioned SailorMoon fire. The [[spoiler: survival of Jadeite and Nephrite at the end of episodes 3 and 5 respectively ]] as well as the bigger influence of the Shitennou as a whole in the plot has revived the once ''very'' ugly debate regarding [[spoiler: the scrapped manga subplot about the Shitennou and the Inner Senshi having romantic links]] '''and''' turned it UpToEleven, sending many LesYay fans and Kunzite/Zoisite shippers [[HetisEw into screaming fits.]] Things have only gotten worse after episode 10, with the fans throwing entitled tantrums at the revelation from Act 10 [[spoiler: about the past Senshi and the past Generals having had romances before everything went FromBadToWorse.]]
** The Sen/Shi vs Kun/Zoi shipping wars are especially ugly. More extreme Kun/Zoi fans went into violent rages over the very ''possibility'' of them not being together, while extreme Sen/Shi fans would try to shut them up by claiming it could never be canon outside the 90s anime. Whether or not Kun/Zoi could have been a possibility in the manga is a hot topic thanks to differing scanslations of the Materials artbooks and [[WordOfDante what Kunzite and Zoisite's seiyuu had to say about it]] in an interview.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fans tend to pick a side between Kurogane/Fay and Kurogane/Tomoyo. All of this is based on subtext (this is ''Creator/{{CLAMP}}'', after all), but DieForOurShip is common.
** There was also Kurogane/Fay and Chi/Fay, although the latter ship pretty much [[AbandonShipping died out]] later on.
* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
** Sinja (Sinbad x Ja'far) shippers versus Sinju (Sinbad x Judar) shippers. Fanart of Sinbad often features either Ja'far or Judar as his romantic interest. While Sinbad's relationship with Judar is more FoeYay than HoYay as with Ja'far, both ships are more or less equal in power.
** There's people out there that would prefer see Morgiana with Hakuryuu rather than Alibaba despite canonical evidence that shows she likes the latter...
** Also, if you support Kougyoku's crush on Sinbad, you might be marked for a '''very''' painful death.
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'':
** Ao-Kuro shippers (Aomine x Kuroko) against Kaga-Kuro shippers (Kagami x Kuroko). Aomine and Kagami are very similar in many ways, both being Kuroko's past and present 'Light' respectively. More often than not, Kaga-Kuro fanfic will usually portray Aomine as an antagonist, and vice versa for AoKuro fanfics.
** Momo-Kuro (Momoi x Kuroko) against Ao-Momoi (Aomine x Momoi). Momoi has a heavy crush on Kuroko since their middle school times, but chose to go with Aomine to Touou high-school to take care of him instead ('childhood friend's duty' as noted by Momoi). This causes fans to argue whether Momoi's feelings for Aomine is purely platonic or not. Plus, Aomine once mentioned that he likes "women with big boobs", which Momoi clearly has. One of the end cards in the anime which showed Momoi lying down with Aomine doesn't help either, it was a blatant ShipTease by the animators, leading fans to question their relationships even more.
** Ao-Momoi vs Ao-Kuro. Moments after the end-card was shown, a fan-edited version replacing Momoi with Kuroko was instantly uploaded to the internet.
* Spike/Julia vs. Spike/Faye for ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Many Spike/Julia fans insist Faye is a slutty, obnoxious bitch who's too immature and whiny for Spike, while Spike/Faye fans often believe Julia's a fickle syndicate whore who destroyed Spike's relationship with his former best friend and ultimately [[spoiler:got him killed]].
* [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shinichi]] / [[ActionGirl Ran]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Conan]] / [[ASharedSuffering Ai]] for the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' fandom. Some boards even ban threads discussing either pairing. Though the English-speaking fandom is fairly peaceful, [[InternetBackdraft you still need to tread carefully...]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' Scoopshippers, take arms! Tonight, the Careshippers come! But THEY ARE NOT PREPARED!
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a perfect storm of many, many popular pairings involving [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many characters]], and very subdued and ambiguous romantic development over a long period of time. It got very bloody as relationships developed. Even after the series ended and canon was decided, you can still see scuffles between any combination of [[JustFriends Naruto/Sakura]], [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Naruto/Hinata]], [[HoYay Naruto/Sasuke]], and [[LoveMartyr Sasuke/Sakura]]. Even smaller pairings involving more minor characters can go to war, like the battles among [[OppositesAttract Sai/Ino]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shikamaru/Ino]], and [[BelligerentSexualTension Shikamaru/Temari]].

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* In the ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'' universe fandom you find two kind of people: those that think that ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' was in love with Sayaka Yumi, and those that think that he barely cared for her like a friend (Sayaka has always been his OfficialCouple or at the very least ImpliedLoveInterest, but you talk about facts to a shipper) and he paid more attention to any other woman that showed up in the series (Misato, Erika, Minerva...). ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Kouji/Maria]]'' are the largest faction of the second group by far, due to the sheer amount of people watched ''Grendizer'' first. And then you have the people who ships Sayaka with Boss, or the arguments among Duke/Hikaru and Duke/Rubina shippers. However, debates between shippers are refreshingly civil and without mud-slinging.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** What is generally considered the bloodiest ship war ever took place in this fandom. The main debate seems to be what combination of the constantly-fluctuating PowerTrio should hook up; there's at least thirty possible sides, each with a knife to the throat of the others. Also, there's the Rocketshipping (Jessie/James) debate, although there's no one else to pair them up with - Anti-Rocketshippers simply hold the opinion they're not interested in each other (and usually that James is gay).
** The main war was between Pokéshippers (pairing up Ash/Satoshi and Misty/Kasumi) and Palletshippers (Ash/Satoshi and Gary/Shigeru).
** The "official" [[http://shipping.bulbagarden.net/ list of named ships]] for the fandom ''literally'' has OverNineThousand entries.
** Perhaps the fanatical nature of Ship-to-Ship Combat is best exemplified by the fact that the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shipping:History_of_Pokemon_shipping Ship War]] can be described as HAVING TREATIES and ''civil wars''. There are times to just give up, fanboys AND fangirls.
** Even to this day, it still happens. With five female travel companion his age, many fans argue which one is the best one for Satoshi/Ash. We have Pokéshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Kasumi/Misty), Advanceshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Haruka/May), Pearlshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Hikari/Dawn), Negaishippers (Satoshi/Ash and Iris) and Amourshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Serena). Negaishipping is the weakest of the five, while Pokéshipping and Amourshipping are the most prominent ones and have a bigger war going on than with the rest.
* Considering the core cast contains no less then ten main characters, there are literally dozens of one-season villains and one-shot "best friends", and the two members of the most official couple have five or more suitors apiece--and there are several canons to the series--it's no wonder ''Franchise/SailorMoon''
''Manga/BlackButler'' pretty much is a quagmire of ship related insanity. Specifically, the debates between Mamoru fans and Seiya fans can get really ugly. There's also the Uranus/Neptune shippers versus the "they're just close cousins!" sect... although that one is more a battle against outright lies (example: [[http://wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Prince_Uranus Prince Uranus]]) by fans who don't like same sex pairings.
* The release of Anime/SailorMoonCrystal added more fuel to the above mentioned SailorMoon fire. The [[spoiler: survival of Jadeite and Nephrite at the end of episodes 3 and 5 respectively ]] as well as the bigger influence of the Shitennou as a whole in the plot has revived the once ''very'' ugly debate regarding [[spoiler: the scrapped manga subplot about the Shitennou and the Inner Senshi having romantic links]] '''and''' turned it UpToEleven, sending many LesYay fans and Kunzite/Zoisite shippers [[HetisEw into screaming fits.]] Things have only gotten worse after episode 10, with the fans throwing entitled tantrums at the revelation from Act 10 [[spoiler: about the past Senshi and the past Generals having had romances before everything went FromBadToWorse.]]
** The Sen/Shi vs Kun/Zoi shipping wars are
war within itself nowadays, especially ugly. More extreme Kun/Zoi fans went into violent rages over with the very ''possibility'' of them not new season. (What else is expected though, when every male in the show is a total {{Bishonen}}?) Despite the only confirmed canon pairing being together, while extreme Sen/Shi fans would try the (platonic) love between Sebastian/Any Cat He Can Find and the closest thing Ciel has to shut them up by claiming it could never be a canon outside the 90s anime. Whether or not Kun/Zoi could have been a possibility [[ArrangedMarriage "love]] [[ShipTease interest"]] is [[KissingCousins Lizzie]] many [[YaoiFangirl fangirls]] persist over pairings like Ciel x Sebastian, which has some [[ShipTease Yaoi Fanservice]] in the manga is a hot topic thanks to differing scanslations of the Materials artbooks and [[WordOfDante what Kunzite and Zoisite's seiyuu had to say about it]] in an interview.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fans tend to pick a side between Kurogane/Fay and Kurogane/Tomoyo. All of this is based on subtext (this is ''Creator/{{CLAMP}}'', after all), but DieForOurShip is common.
** There
was also Kurogane/Fay and Chi/Fay, although the latter ship pretty much [[AbandonShipping died out]] later on.
* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
** Sinja (Sinbad x Ja'far) shippers versus Sinju (Sinbad x Judar) shippers. Fanart of Sinbad often features either Ja'far or Judar as his romantic interest. While Sinbad's relationship with Judar is more FoeYay than HoYay as with Ja'far, both ships are more or less equal in power.
** There's people out there that would prefer see Morgiana with Hakuryuu rather than Alibaba despite canonical evidence that shows she likes the latter...
** Also, if you support Kougyoku's crush on Sinbad, you might be marked for a '''very''' painful death.
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'':
** Ao-Kuro shippers (Aomine x Kuroko) against Kaga-Kuro shippers (Kagami x Kuroko). Aomine and Kagami are very similar in many ways, both being Kuroko's past and present 'Light' respectively. More often than not, Kaga-Kuro fanfic will usually portray Aomine as an antagonist, and vice versa for AoKuro fanfics.
** Momo-Kuro (Momoi x Kuroko) against Ao-Momoi (Aomine x Momoi). Momoi has a heavy crush on Kuroko since their middle school times, but chose to go with Aomine to Touou high-school to take care of him instead ('childhood friend's duty' as noted by Momoi). This causes fans to argue whether Momoi's feelings for Aomine is purely platonic or not. Plus, Aomine once mentioned that he likes "women with big boobs", which Momoi clearly has. One of the end cards
TurnedUpToEleven in the anime (especially in season 2). Though Sebastian's obsession with ([[IAmAHumanitarian eating]]) Ciel's Soul ''may'' make it somewhat canon in its own right. You'll also stumble along Sebastian paired with Meirin, Finnian, Bard, Alois, Lau, Claude, ''Tanaka''... Try giving a solid standing for your pairing in a ship board, or ''especially'' on Website/YouTube, and you'll usually have at least 5 people calling you a bitch. This fandom tends to be nicer, but still.
** Aside from the most common pairings of Master/Butler, Ciel/Sebastian and Alois/Claude, the circus arc opened a new possibility of a Heterosexual Pairing with Ciel. You now have the option of supporting Ciel/Lizzy, or Ciel/Doll [[spoiler:aka Freckles]]. You can find a couple forums with wars about this. A lot of it is troll logic about how if Ciel really loved Doll, she'd be in the anime, or if he loved Lizzy, insert whatever reason you like. Oh, and if you think you're safe just sticking to Alois/Ciel,
which showed Momoi lying down with Aomine is practically [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Belarus/Russia]] based on certain fansubs, you're ''not''.
** Actually, the only pairing that
doesn't help either, it was a blatant ShipTease by the animators, leading fans to question their relationships even more.
get too fought over is Lau and [=RanMao=]. It's rarely shipped, but no one fights over it. Probably because it's pretty undeniable that it's hot.
** Ao-Momoi vs Ao-Kuro. Moments after the end-card was shown, a fan-edited version replacing Momoi Ciel/Lizzie ([[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and Lizzie in general]]) is getting more support lately, though, as we learn that [[spoiler:Elizabeth ''did'' learn swordmanship, is good enough with Kuroko was instantly uploaded it to the internet.
* Spike/Julia vs. Spike/Faye for ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Many Spike/Julia fans insist Faye is a slutty, obnoxious bitch who's too immature
protect Ciel from zombies, and whiny for Spike, while Spike/Faye fans often believe Julia's a fickle syndicate whore who destroyed Spike's relationship she won't keep hiding it anymore]]... Did that bring wank? Of course it did, specially with his former best friend rabid {{yaoi fangirl}}s who jumped on to accuse Elizabeth of being a MarySue [[FanDumb (ignoring how Sebastian or Ciel are both much more qualified to be called a GaryStu)]] and ultimately [[spoiler:got him killed]].
* [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shinichi]] / [[ActionGirl Ran]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Conan]] / [[ASharedSuffering Ai]] for the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' fandom. Some boards even ban threads discussing either pairing. Though the English-speaking fandom is fairly peaceful, [[InternetBackdraft you still need to tread carefully...]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' Scoopshippers, take arms! Tonight, the Careshippers come! But THEY ARE NOT PREPARED!
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a perfect storm of many, many popular pairings involving [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many characters]], and very subdued and ambiguous romantic
whined that her development was a total AssPull.
* ''Manga/BlackCat'': Creed/Train fans and Saya/Train fans don't really get along. Huge arguments were made
over whether Train ever liked Saya as more than a long period friend, which evidently would make it more canonical than the pairing of time. It got Creed and Train. Not that any of this really matters, considering that Saya [[spoiler:died very bloody as relationships developed. Even after early in the series ended story]] and canon was decided, you can still see scuffles between any combination of [[JustFriends Naruto/Sakura]], [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Naruto/Hinata]], [[HoYay Naruto/Sasuke]], that Creed is the BigBad with a rather questionable grip on sanity and [[LoveMartyr Sasuke/Sakura]]. Even smaller pairings involving more minor characters can go to war, like the battles among [[OppositesAttract Sai/Ino]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shikamaru/Ino]], and [[BelligerentSexualTension Shikamaru/Temari]].whose obvious homolust towards Train is equally obviously one-sided.



** The manga is over at chapter 686, and the {{official couple}}s are... [[spoiler: Ichigo/Orihime (plus their son Kazui)]] and [[spoiler: Rukia/Renji (plus their daughter Ichika)]]. The fans of the [[ShipSinking now completely sunk]] [[spoiler: Ichigo/Rukia]] ship have thrown '''immense''' tantrums and fits all over the Internet.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'' pretty much is a war within itself nowadays, especially with the new season. (What else is expected though, when every male in the show is a total {{Bishonen}}?) Despite the only confirmed canon pairing being the (platonic) love between Sebastian/Any Cat He Can Find and the closest thing Ciel has to a canon [[ArrangedMarriage "love]] [[ShipTease interest"]] is [[KissingCousins Lizzie]] many [[YaoiFangirl fangirls]] persist over pairings like Ciel x Sebastian, which has some [[ShipTease Yaoi Fanservice]] in the manga and was TurnedUpToEleven in the anime (especially in season 2). Though Sebastian's obsession with ([[IAmAHumanitarian eating]]) Ciel's Soul ''may'' make it somewhat canon in its own right. You'll also stumble along Sebastian paired with Meirin, Finnian, Bard, Alois, Lau, Claude, ''Tanaka''... Try giving a solid standing for your pairing in a ship board, or ''especially'' on Website/YouTube, and you'll usually have at least 5 people calling you a bitch. This fandom tends to be nicer, but still.
** Aside from the most common pairings of Master/Butler, Ciel/Sebastian and Alois/Claude, the circus arc opened a new possibility of a Heterosexual Pairing with Ciel. You now have the option of supporting Ciel/Lizzy, or Ciel/Doll [[spoiler: aka Freckles]]. You can find a couple forums with wars about this. A lot of it is troll logic about how if Ciel really loved Doll, she'd be in the anime, or if he loved Lizzy, insert whatever reason you like. Oh, and if you think you're safe just sticking to Alois/Ciel, which is practically [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Belarus/Russia]] based on certain fansubs, you're ''not''.
** Actually, the only pairing that doesn't get too fought over is Lau and [=RanMao=]. It's rarely shipped, but no one fights over it. Probably because it's pretty undeniable that it's hot.
** Ciel/Lizzie ([[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and Lizzie in general]]) is getting more support lately, though, as we learn that [[spoiler: Elizabeth ''did'' learn swordmanship, is good enough with it to protect Ciel from zombies, and she won't keep hiding it anymore]]... Did that bring wank? Of course it did, specially with rabid {{yaoi fangirl}}s who jumped on to accuse Elizabeth of being a MarySue [[FanDumb (Ignoring how Sebastion or Ciel are both much more qualified to be called a GaryStu)]] and whined that her development was a total AssPull.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' fandom has no shortage of shipping wars to decide who was/would be be better for Kenshin: Kaoru or Tomoe. Though they're usually one-sided: Tomoe wasn't introduced till the final arc of the manga and doesn't even show up in the anime (only the Tsuiokuhen OVA) [[spoiler:and is the tiniest bit ''dead'' by the time the main story starts]].
** Don't forget Shura, the Pirate Lady Kenshin meets. A smaller fanbase desperately wanted her to be with Kenshin.
** Megumi also became quite [[DieForOurShip the victim of ship-based bashing]]. Kaoru/Kenshin shippers did ''not'' take her [[TheTease teasing]] personality in stride as well as her open interest in Kenshin (which she didn't relinquish until the Kyoto arc), and accused her of being a whore who only wanted to get into Kenshin's hakama and hated Kaoru (despite Megumi being a CoolBigSis to Kaoru and doing what she could to help her when she had an HeroicBSOD). They mellowed out later and [[ShipMates started shipping her]] [[BelligerentSexualTension with]] [[BoisterousBruiser Sanosuke]] instead, and then Tomoe took her place as "Kaoru's love rival".
*** Very ironically, some rabid Sanosuke/Megumi did NOT take the apparition of [[BrokenBird Magdaria]] and the ShipTease she got with Sanosuke well ''at all'', and even [[spoiler: Magaria's death]] wasn't enough to shut them up. ("Weh weh, the bitch [[spoiler: is dead]] but Sano is so saaaad! Why did they create that bitch only to [[spoiler: get her killed]] and make Sano cryyyyy! WAHWAH!")

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** The manga is over at chapter 686, and the {{official couple}}s are... [[spoiler: Ichigo/Orihime [[spoiler:Ichigo/Orihime (plus their son Kazui)]] and [[spoiler: Rukia/Renji [[spoiler:Rukia/Renji (plus their daughter Ichika)]]. The fans of the [[ShipSinking now completely sunk]] [[spoiler: Ichigo/Rukia]] [[spoiler:Ichigo/Rukia]] ship have thrown '''immense''' tantrums and fits all over the Internet.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'' pretty much is a war within itself nowadays, especially with ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'': Kodaka/Sena and Kodaka/Yozora shippers. In other parts of the new season. (What else is expected though, when every male in vast reaches of the show is internet, there's a total {{Bishonen}}?) Despite the only confirmed canon pairing being the (platonic) love battle brewing between Sebastian/Any Cat He Can Find and the closest thing Ciel has those who prefer to a canon [[ArrangedMarriage "love]] [[ShipTease interest"]] is [[KissingCousins Lizzie]] many [[YaoiFangirl fangirls]] persist over pairings like Ciel x Sebastian, which has some [[ShipTease Yaoi Fanservice]] in the manga and was TurnedUpToEleven in the anime (especially in season 2). Though Sebastian's obsession see Kodaka with ([[IAmAHumanitarian eating]]) Ciel's Soul ''may'' make it somewhat canon in its own right. You'll also stumble along Sebastian paired Yozora, and others who would rather see him with Meirin, Finnian, Bard, Alois, Lau, Claude, ''Tanaka''... Try giving Sena; the other girls are largely relegated to DemotedToExtra status in this regard. Amusingly, Kodaka himself keeps letting it slip that ''Rika'' is really his type... or would be with a solid standing better personality, but that goes for your pairing in a ship board, or ''especially'' on Website/YouTube, and you'll usually have at least 5 people calling you a bitch. This all the girls.
* In the ''Manga/CandyCandy''
fandom tends to be nicer, the fights, scuffles and screaming matches between [[SlapSlapKiss Candy x Terry]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Candy x Albert]] fangirls ''have been going on for more than thirty years''. The first cry at how the ending [[spoiler:left Candy alone but still.
** Aside from the most common pairings of Master/Butler, Ciel/Sebastian and Alois/Claude, the circus arc
more or less in peace (and might have opened a new possibility of a Heterosexual Pairing with Ciel. You now have the option of supporting Ciel/Lizzy, or Ciel/Doll [[spoiler: aka Freckles]]. You can find gates for a couple forums with wars about this. A lot of it is troll logic about how if Ciel really loved Doll, she'd be in Candy/Albert match-up)]], while the anime, or if he loved Lizzy, insert whatever reason you like. Oh, and if you think you're safe just sticking to Alois/Ciel, which is practically [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Belarus/Russia]] based on certain fansubs, you're ''not''.
** Actually,
latter accuse the only pairing opposing shippers of handwaving or ignoring all the emotional problems that doesn't get too fought over is Lau and [=RanMao=]. It's rarely shipped, but no one fights over it. Probably Candy went through because it's pretty undeniable that it's hot.
** Ciel/Lizzie ([[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and Lizzie in general]]) is getting more support lately, though, as we learn that [[spoiler: Elizabeth ''did'' learn swordmanship, is good enough with it to protect Ciel from zombies, and she won't keep hiding it anymore]]... Did that bring wank? Of course it did, specially with rabid {{yaoi fangirl}}s who jumped
of Terry.
* Let's not even get STARTED
on to accuse Elizabeth of being a MarySue [[FanDumb (Ignoring how Sebastion or Ciel are both much more qualified to be called a GaryStu)]] and whined that her development was a total AssPull.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' fandom has no shortage of
the shipping wars in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Given that there are over TEN THOUSAND girls in his harem if we count the Sisters as individuals (and there's more than enough evidence to decide who was/would be be better for Kenshin: Kaoru or Tomoe. Though prove that), it gets pretty bloody over in that fandom.
** It gets particularly bloody between Touma x Mikoto shippers and Touma x Index shippers, given that
they're the two main love interests of the series. While there isn't a lot of bashing, there's certainly a lot of evidence.
*** Touma x Mikoto shippers like to point out their various dates and how Index basically treats Touma like crap despite him basically [[PrettyFreeloaders taking care of her]] and protecting her and getting nothing in return - except for a bite on the head.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': the pairing wars between Lelouch/Kallen and Lelouch/C.C. shippers can get pretty vicious at times. And they're ''hardly'' the only two ships out there: there's also [[FoeYay Lelouch/Suzaku]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Lelouch/Nunnally, Lelouch/Euphemia]], [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Lelouch/Shirley]], [[HoYay Lelouch/Rolo]]... [[LauncherOfAThousandShips yeah.]] That's not even getting into all the Suzaku ships, either: there's Suzaku/Euphie, Suzaku/Lelouch, Suzaku/Gino, etc..
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': Spike/Julia vs. Spike/Faye. Many Spike/Julia fans insist Faye is a slutty, obnoxious bitch who's too immature and whiny for Spike, while Spike/Faye fans often believe Julia's a fickle syndicate whore who destroyed Spike's relationship with his former best friend and ultimately [[spoiler:got him killed]].
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': The shipping wars of pairing [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Allen]] with their favorite {{OTP}}. The sad thing is that he hasn't even really shown ''that'' much interest in ''any'' of them, being a [[WordOfGod confirmed]] CelibateHero who has expressed adamant disinterest in anything romantic. There's the obvious wars between Lenalee/Allen and Road/Allen fans, and ''then'' there's the HoYay / FoeYay shippers (Kanda/Allen, Lavi/Allen, [[FoeYay Tyki/Allen]])...
* In the ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'' anime, Nemu is officially the winner of Junichi [[spoiler:with the exception of ''Da Capo If'', in which Kotori wins, mainly because Nemu's dead]], since the sequel, ''VisualNovel/DaCapoII'', follows their grandkids. However, a lot of fans support some of the other girls since Nemu is
usually one-sided: Tomoe wasn't introduced till seen as TheScrappy. Of the final arc of other remaining girls, Kotori often gets the manga most support, since she seems to get along very well with Junichi in the anime.
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'':
** Hinanami (Chiaki
and Hajime) and Komahina (Nagito and Hajime) didn't fight much in [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the visual novels' day]], but soon started when the anime all but outright stated the former ship as canon while completely ignoring the latter. The only thing Komahina got was [[spoiler:one HoYay BigLippedAlligatorMoment of Izuru and Nagito meeting]], which was played as a joke and later overshadowed by [[spoiler:Izuru and Chiaki's interactions]]. This predictably caused Hinanami fans to start preparing their victory fireworks and Komahina fans to start preparing their weapons.
** The war between them was nothing compared to the three-way war of Munakata/Chisa vs Munakata/Juzo vs Juzo/Chisa, though. Munakata/Chisa fans call Juzo an irredeemable asshole trying to break their ship apart; Munakata/Juzo fans call Chisa nothing but a ClingyJealousGirl whose sole purpose is living for Munakata; Juzo/Chisa fans call Munakata as an insane extremist who
doesn't even show up deserve Chisa; it just goes on and on. And it only got worse when it was revealed which of them Juzo was in love with: [[spoiler:[[ArmoredClosetGay Munakata]]. Cue the anime (only the Tsuiokuhen OVA) [[spoiler:and is the tiniest bit ''dead'' by the time the main story starts]].
** Don't forget Shura, the Pirate Lady Kenshin meets. A smaller fanbase desperately wanted her to be with Kenshin.
** Megumi also became quite [[DieForOurShip the victim of ship-based bashing]]. Kaoru/Kenshin shippers did ''not'' take her [[TheTease teasing]] personality in stride as well as her open interest in Kenshin (which she
Munakata/Juzo fans screaming how people were homophobes if they didn't relinquish until ship it, with the Kyoto arc), and accused her of being a whore who other two insisting that Munakata/Juzo was only wanted to get shipped by insane YaoiFangirls.]] Just...good lord. And it's still going on, even though [[spoiler:''both Chisa and Juzo are dead''!]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has a couple pairings, such as [[FoeYay Light/L]], Mello/Near, and Mello/Matt, along with pairing any of the above with an original character in fanfiction. In particular, a few years back, the Mello/Near shippers got
into Kenshin's hakama a ''nasty'' fight with the Mello/Matt ones.
** There's also a minor shipwar between Light/Misa
and hated Kaoru (despite Megumi being a CoolBigSis L/Misa shippers. Needless to Kaoru and doing what she could to help her when she had say, neither get on well with the Light/L shippers who were as much of an HeroicBSOD). They mellowed out later and [[ShipMates started inspiration for the HetIsEw trope as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero/Duo]]. The shipping her]] [[BelligerentSexualTension with]] [[BoisterousBruiser Sanosuke]] instead, wars simply tend to be more along het and then Tomoe took her place as "Kaoru's love rival".
*** Very ironically, some rabid Sanosuke/Megumi did NOT
slash lines rather than within the slash and het fandoms, with Misa and Halle getting bashed because they take Light and Mello away from their potential male partners.
* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shinichi]] / [[ActionGirl Ran]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Conan]] / [[ASharedSuffering Ai]] (keep in mind that Shinichi and Conan are
the apparition of [[BrokenBird Magdaria]] and the ShipTease she got with Sanosuke well ''at all'', and same person). Some boards even [[spoiler: Magaria's death]] wasn't enough to shut them up. ("Weh weh, ban threads discussing either pairing. Though the bitch [[spoiler: English-speaking fandom is dead]] but Sano is so saaaad! Why did they create that bitch only fairly peaceful, [[InternetBackdraft you still need to [[spoiler: get her killed]] and make Sano cryyyyy! WAHWAH!")tread carefully...]]



* On the flip-side, in some series, [[HetIsEw you must beware any pairing that blasphemes against the]] HoYay. There's a reason that ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' are shipping minefields.
** "But [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Master Marik]], it is obvious that Yugi is in love with Téa." "What? No way, that's insane! What kind of messed up fanfics have you been reading?"
** And then there's Jounouchi/Mai. While it's accepted that he'll be paired with any other male in the franchise you can think of, ''God help you'' if you go against the canonical het pairing. There's a reason people call it "the only YGO het pairing anyone likes".
* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise has the battles between the Nanoha/Fate and Nanoha/Yuuno factions, which is not helped by the creators knowing about it and fueling both sides with loads of ShipTease to keep the flames burning. There even seems to be a division in the lesser ranks of the production themselves; for example the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]] seem to support Nanoha/Yuuno; while the actresses who play [[Creator/YukariTamura Nanoha]] and [[Creator/NanaMizuki Fate]] are convinced they're a couple. These flames, however, while apparently violent, tend to be pretty friendly overall (perhaps due to the theme of the show itself), and people who take it as SeriousBusiness are routinely mocked in the fandom.
** Nanoha/Chrono was a third fleet in the running for a long time, too. You should have ''seen'' the looks of disbelief when the authors [[ShipSinking sank]] the possibility of Chrono/Nanoha or Chrono/Fate by pairing him up with [[BridgeBunnies Amy]] and making his mother [[LikeBrotherAndSister adopt Fate]] (not that this last one [[NotBloodSiblings would stop some people]], of course). At least the shippers of that have ''some'' comfort: it's canon in ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', in which neither Yuuno, Fate nor Amy exist.
** Anyone who spends time on the [=AnimeSuki=] Forum learns about the historic and brutal [[MemeticMutation 300 vs. Legion]] FlameWar. The supporters of [=NanoFate=] shipping called themselves Legion due to their [[YuriFan sheer numbers]], while [=YuuNano=] shippers called themselves 300 [[SelfExplanatory since]] they're so few.
** There's been a massive but short-lived second war between the Moderate ([[ShapedLikeItself Which is moderate-sized]]) and Militant Faction ([[TheLegionsOfHell which is growing in size beyond recognition]]). Militant Faction (in their own words) forced everyone to bow down and [[FanDumb hail NanoFate as absolute canon, killing any other ship between one of the two character with another suitor]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bash Yuuno for trivial/unclear reasons]]. Nowadays, Animesuki consists almost solely of the aforementioned Moderate faction ([[NoodleIncident somehow being able to constantly repel invaders swiftly and decisively and bolster their numbers in the process]]), while the Militants flock to Nanofate.us and Nanochan.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' fandom is FULL of passive-aggressive fights because of its HoYay and FoeYay.
** The Tezuka x Fuji pairing is often bashed by fans who ship them with others, specially Fujicest and Atobe x Tezuka fans ([[spoiler: And it's made worse after Fuji and Tezuka DO get ShipTease in the ''manga'' itself -- apparently inspited by the anime subtext]]). Taka x Fuji fans are NOT innocent of this either, as sometimes Taka/Fuji fan corners are ''made'' of passive-aggressive jabs about how Tezu/Fuji fans are "only in for the pretty UNLIKE OUR MUCH DEEPER SHIP".
** The few Ryoma x Sakuno and An x Momoshiro fans are often automatically accused of being "homophobic" or "having the [[HetIsEw icky, useless girls take Ryoma away from Momo]]" by slash shippers... even if these "homophobes" ''do'' ship some slash couples alongside the het ones.
*** The HetIsEw factor gets even worse if you even ''mention'' the girls from the {{Dating Sim}}s. These stupid MarySue whores! They "straighten" super gay gay GAY characters with their evil vaginas and steal them from their "more deserving" male lovers, EWWWWWWW!
** Inui x Kaidoh fans bash Yanagi and the Inui x Yanagi pairing and fans, accusing Renji of being hateful and cruel towards Inui as well as a bad and abusive friend when they were younger;
** Sanada x Yukimura fans bash Atobe and say he's "stealing" Sanada from his beloved leader and ChildhoodFriend when he could have whoever else he wanted. Sanada x Atobe fans bash Yukimura and accuse him of being a self-absorbed verbal abuser who manipulates his "LoveMartyr" Sanada [[AllTakeAndNoGive into loving him for his own amusement.]]
* Given that {{Love Triangle}}s are a staple of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', this was inevitable:
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' fandom has fighting between those who want Alto to end up with Sheryl Nome (the accomplished star), or with Ranka Lee (the {{Moe}} starlet). Naturally, this irks the fans who are in it for the HumongousMecha, the story or the music, or some combination thereof, as one anonymous 4Chan user put it: "This kind of ship-to-ship combat doesn't belong on /m/!"
*** More interesting is that while all ''Macross'' series have love triangles, this one is especially complicated since there is some subtext between [[LesYay Ranka and Sheryl]] and even some scenes that can imply a [[OT3 threesome end]]. So the shipping war is actually between Ranka/Alto, Sheryl/Alto, Sheryl/Ranka and Ranka/Alto/Sheryl.
** The fandom for the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' had plenty of this too. Replace "the accomplished star" with "the BrokenBird BridgeBunny" (Misa), and the "moe starlet" with "the ChineseGirl that became a rising IdolSinger" (Minmay) and BRACE YOURSELF for the Hikaru/Misa fans going absolutely BERSERK at the mere mention of Minmay, bashing her and falsely accusing her of being a slut who played with Hikaru's feelings since the beginning (despite how she dealed with problems of her own) and who is oh-so inferior to the Ultra Mature And Powerful Strong Woman Misa (despite Misa being much more complex than that).

to:

* On ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'': Some Shizaya fans will rip out the flip-side, in some series, [[HetIsEw you must beware any pairing that blasphemes against the]] HoYay. There's a reason that ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' are shipping minefields.
** "But [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Master Marik]], it is obvious that Yugi is in love with Téa." "What? No way, that's insane! What kind
throats of messed up fanfics have you been reading?"
** And then there's Jounouchi/Mai. While it's accepted that he'll be paired with any other male in the franchise you can think of, ''God help you'' if you go against the canonical het pairing. There's a reason people call it "the only YGO het pairing
anyone likes".
who mentions Namie or Vorona, while Mikado is just torn to pieces between everyone who wants him as their [[OneTruePairing OTP]] {{uke}}.
* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise has ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is notable for two reasons. First, the battles main LoveTriangle is between the Nanoha/Fate UnluckyChildhoodFriend ClingyJealousGirl and Nanoha/Yuuno factions, a psychopathic, [[SlasherSmile sadistic]] {{Yandere}} [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds with a tragic backstory]], which is not helped by was engineered from the creators knowing about it and fueling ground up to drive the fanboys into frothing ''hate'' on both sides with loads of ShipTease sides, up to keep and including ''cheering on mass murder and genocide'' because "[[InsaneTrollLogic everyone deserved it]]." Second, because [[ArmedWithCanon the flames burning. There even seems to be a division anime writers got in on the lesser ranks shipping war in favor of the production themselves; for example the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]] seem to support Nanoha/Yuuno; Kouta/Lucy]], while the actresses who play [[Creator/YukariTamura Nanoha]] and [[Creator/NanaMizuki Fate]] manga supports Kouta/Yuka. Accordingly, Yuka's ClingyJealousGirl tendencies are convinced they're a couple. These flames, however, while apparently violent, tend to be pretty friendly overall (perhaps due played up to the theme point of {{Flanderization}}, while Lucy's sadism and malice are played down in favor of her bitterness and rage at the show itself), and people who take it as SeriousBusiness world (which are routinely mocked easier to sympathize with). [[spoiler:Lucy also appears to survive her final battle in the fandom.
** Nanoha/Chrono was a third fleet in the running for a long time, too. You should have ''seen'' the looks of disbelief when the authors [[ShipSinking sank]] the possibility of Chrono/Nanoha or Chrono/Fate by pairing him up with [[BridgeBunnies Amy]] and making his mother [[LikeBrotherAndSister adopt Fate]] (not that this last one [[NotBloodSiblings would stop some people]], of course). At least the shippers of that have ''some'' comfort:
anime, but as it's canon in ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', in which neither Yuuno, Fate nor Amy exist.
** Anyone who spends time on the [=AnimeSuki=] Forum learns about the historic and brutal [[MemeticMutation 300 vs. Legion]] FlameWar. The supporters of [=NanoFate=] shipping called themselves Legion due to their [[YuriFan sheer numbers]], while [=YuuNano=] shippers called themselves 300 [[SelfExplanatory since]] they're so few.
** There's been a massive but short-lived second war between the Moderate ([[ShapedLikeItself Which is moderate-sized]]) and Militant Faction ([[TheLegionsOfHell which is growing in size beyond recognition]]). Militant Faction (in their own words) forced everyone to bow down and [[FanDumb hail NanoFate as absolute canon, killing any other ship between one of the two character with another suitor]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bash Yuuno for trivial/unclear reasons]]. Nowadays, Animesuki consists almost solely of the aforementioned Moderate faction ([[NoodleIncident somehow being able to constantly repel invaders swiftly and decisively and bolster their numbers in the process]]), while the Militants flock to Nanofate.us and Nanochan.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' fandom is FULL of passive-aggressive fights because of its HoYay and FoeYay.
** The Tezuka x Fuji pairing is often bashed by fans who ship them with others, specially Fujicest and Atobe x Tezuka fans ([[spoiler: And it's made worse after Fuji and Tezuka DO get ShipTease in the ''manga'' itself -- apparently inspited by
CutShort, the anime subtext]]). Taka x Fuji fans are NOT innocent of this either, as sometimes Taka/Fuji fan corners are ''made'' of passive-aggressive jabs about how Tezu/Fuji fans are "only in for team don't get to resolve the pretty UNLIKE OUR MUCH DEEPER SHIP".
** The few Ryoma x Sakuno and An x Momoshiro fans are often automatically accused of being "homophobic" or "having the [[HetIsEw icky, useless girls take Ryoma away from Momo]]" by slash shippers... even if these "homophobes" ''do'' ship some slash couples alongside the het ones.
*** The HetIsEw factor gets even worse if you even ''mention'' the girls from the {{Dating Sim}}s. These stupid MarySue whores! They "straighten" super gay gay GAY characters with their evil vaginas and steal them from their "more deserving" male lovers, EWWWWWWW!
** Inui x Kaidoh fans bash Yanagi and the Inui x Yanagi pairing and fans, accusing Renji of being hateful and cruel towards Inui as well as a bad and abusive friend when they were younger;
** Sanada x Yukimura fans bash Atobe and say he's "stealing" Sanada from his beloved leader and ChildhoodFriend when he could have whoever else he wanted. Sanada x Atobe fans bash Yukimura and accuse him of being a self-absorbed verbal abuser who manipulates his "LoveMartyr" Sanada [[AllTakeAndNoGive into loving him for his own amusement.
LoveTriangle.]]
* Given ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Natsu/Lucy vs Natsu/Lisanna. Lucy fans will often point out Natsu's lack of any sort of interest in Lisanna after her return, and fanfics will have her stay dead. Lisanna fans will cite the anime filler scenes
that {{Love Triangle}}s set her up as Natsu's tragic former love interest, their and fanfiction will often have Lucy turn out to have been a shallow replacement for her who is booted from or ignored by the guild upon Lisanna's return.
** Erza/Jellal vs Erza/Natsu vs Erza/Gray. Gray and Natsu fans get along pretty well by uniting against Jellal. While he's got canon on his side (he and Erza
are the only characters to even kiss thus far, the only main characters to admit to having mutual feeling, the only ones to have a staple heavily developed romantic history and interactions, the only...) it's easy for Natsu and Gray fans to point out that he's also the only one to have seriously harmed Erza, often claiming that being BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time doesn't excuse him because he still physically did it, and it's easy to create a story where Erza comes to that same conclusion and decides to ignore him.
* The ''Anime/{{Free}}'' fandom is mostly peaceful, but it's already starting to show some baby symptoms. While the two ladies in the cast are mostly respected and any HetIsEw against them [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is quickly shut down by the fangirls]] (and not to mention [[ShipMates some people tend to ship Go with Mikoshiba]] and sometimes with [[LesYay Chigusa]] instead
of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', this was inevitable:
going the DieForOurShip way), the tensions between Makoto/Haruka shippers and Rin/Haruka shippers are beginning to heat up...
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' As of episode 6, it's safe to say that the fragile peace has been broken and we have a full on ship war. After [[spoiler: Rin's ungracious reaction to ''finally'' defeating Haruka]], a good part of the fandom has fighting started SCREAMING for his blood... and unsurprisingly, the leaders of this anti-Rin "movement" are the rabid Haruka/Makoto shippers.
** And the "war" cotinued! Not only that, but a new "shipping faction" started to appear when Sousuke Yamazaki, a character from the original novels, was slated to appear in the second season. When Sousuke finally appeared and was shown to be ''very'' close to Rin, the fans went into either lovegasms or hategasms.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': [[OfficialCouple Kyo/Tohru]] vs. [[FanPreferredCouple Yuki/Tohru]] fans, with the occasional alternate pairing thrown into the mix (Kyo/[[ClingyJealousGirl Kagura]], [[CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds Yuki/Machi]], [[MayDecemberRomance Shigure/Tohru]],[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Momiji/Tohru]]... [[LauncherOfAThousandShips anyone/Tohru]]...).
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Although not as bad as it used to be, the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version's]] fandom fought hard over the classic trio of [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Ed/Winry]], Ed/Rose and [[HoYay Ed/Roy]]. Poor Rose herself was on the receiving end of DieForOurShip quite a bit, to the point that even mentioning her name on a Ed/Winry forum is...[[InternetBackdraft discouraged]]. (Winry and Roy were usually spared, due to greater potential for TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds and the fact that they were well-liked characters in general, whereas Rose was divisive even outside of the shipping wars.)
** ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'' causes even more ship wars. Alfons/Ed became popular which only caused issues with people who shipped Edward with Winry, Roy, or [[BrotherSisterIncest Al]]. Noah isn't even on the radar for most shippers due to [[TheScrappy the disdain toward her]] but people will occasionally debate thatshe would be a good pair for either Al or Ed [[spoiler:due to them being stuck on their side of the gate]]. People who ship either of the brothers with Rose tend to think of Noah as a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute poor substitute.]]
*** There's pairing Edward with [[spoiler:Roy's or Winry's alters]] vs pairing them with Roy or Winry. Both of the former characters should exist somewhere but they were [[OCStandIn never shown]] besides [[spoiler:Roy's alter]] appearing in a piece of official art. The debate largely ties in with people who write Edward as eventually [[spoiler:going through the gate and [[FixFic reuniting with his friends]]]] while others acknowledge that's impossible and have him fall for [[ReplacementGoldfish the next best thing]] to his loved one.
** Even more discouraging is throwing Armony and Sophie's names out as Ed pairings. The people who actually have played the games and know what you're talking about will either love/appreciate you, or want you dead. Even though Armony and Ed are pretty canon ''solely'' for ''Broken Angel'', it's a small fanbase on the webs.
** Possibly the craziest section is the one who ships Ed/Fangirl (or Anyone/Fangirl). Yes, you read that right; wherever you go in the fandom, you're going to find at least a couple crazies who are completely convinced that they are married to Ed or Al, or at least dating them, and that the fictional characters hate the rest of the fanbase for even suggesting other pairings. It's sadly some SeriousBusiness when these folks come out, because at least 70% of the time, they ''aren't'' trolling.
** The manga fandom itself has had better luck, but wars have arisen between fans who insist that Roy/Riza and/or Al/Mei are {{Official Couple}}s and fans who insist that there isn't enough evidence to claim that they are. Basically, it's ship vs. ''no'' ship here.
*** Some parts of the manga fandom do tend to be pretty militant toward fans who prefer non-canon couples to OfficialCouple Ed/Winry and the various "heavily implied" ones (Roy/Riza, Al/Mei and Ling/Lan Fan). It often becomes an engine of the [[BrokenBase everlasting "which version of FMA is better" war]], since non-canon couples are far more popular with fans of the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], where Ed didn't have a canonical love interest and was overall ObliviousToLove.
** When a NonSerialMovie (''The Star of Milos'') was announced after the ''Brotherhood'' series ended, the new female lead Julia Crichton got MarySue calls and "she better not break up my OTP" shit ''right after the movie was revealed''.
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' had some minor ship wars between Yuki/Yuno fans and Akise/Yuki fans.
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has seen its share of Ship-To-Ship Combat, with fans endlessly debating about who [[TheHero Setsuna]] should be paired with, whether it be with [[ActualPacifist Marina Ismail]], [[BridgeBunnies Feldt Grace]] or [[CuteAndPsycho Nena Trinity]]. It doesn't help that supplementary materials (which incidentally are considered non-canon) released lead to complications as to who Setsuna will really end up with, thus leading to further confusion and [[FanDumb debate]]. Of course some ship him with [[FoeYay Graham]] and [[CargoShip Gundam]] as well.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' is starting to see an intense shipping war
between those who want Alto support [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Flit/Emily]] and those who support [[RescueRomance Flit/Yurin]]. While it's agreed that both pairings would be good and have their own high points (Yurin is a sweet NiceGirl and the EnsembleDarkHorse, but Emily has the advantage of knowing Flit for a longer time), the fact that Flit's son Asemu resembles Emily in concept and promotional art has some shippers going at it. [[spoiler:The fact that the WhamEpisode has [[TheWoobie poor Yurin]] [[KillTheCutie die in the WORST way possible]] does NOT help the series's case.]]
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' would have been bad enough: [[MindGameShip Kira/Fllay]] vs [[{{Twincest}} Kira/Cagalli]] vs [[AuthorAvatar Kira/Lacus]] vs [[HoYay Kira/Athrun]] vs [[DefectingForLove Athrun/Cagalli]] vs [[ArrangedMarriage Athrun/Lacus]] (+ /- [[CantSpitItOut Yzak/Shiho]] vs [[HoYay Dearka/Yzak]] vs [[DefectingForLove Dearka/Miriallia]] vs [[ForgottenFallenFriend Tolle/Miriallia]]), but then ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gave us Athrun's [[HaremGenre Harem]], [[RelationshipWritingFumble Shinn/Stellar vs Shinn/Luna]] (+ /- [[HoYay Shinn/Rey]] and [[AmnesiacDissonance Neo/Murrue]] vs [[DefectingForLove Andy/Murrue]]), and ShipSinking (and in one case, Ship Raising). Minefields aplenty for all.
*** And then Shinn and Lunamaria's Japanese voice actors got married. I guess that's a solution, too?
** Want
to end start [[FlameWar an argument]], you know, [[{{Troll}} just to spice things up a little?]] Get a bunch of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' fans together, and start debating [[{{Yaoi}} Heero x Duo]] vs. Heero x Relena. Wanna spice things up even more? Bring other pairings into the equation...conventional and... [[CrackPairing otherwise.]]
*** You don't even need to pit 2/1 and 1/R fans against each other. Go to the "correct" fandom corner and say that Duo should top Heero. Watch the fangirls in that corner tearing each other down about that.
* If you ever see the name "''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''" used in conjunction
with Sheryl Nome (the accomplished star), or the word "{{shipping}}", ''get out while you still have the chance.'' [[InternetBackdraft Someone is going to get flamed. Odds are, everyone will]]. In other words, never discuss your favorite pair with Ranka Lee (the {{Moe}} starlet). Naturally, [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Kyon]] involved. Side pairings aren't exempt either; Haruhi/Mikuru is particularly divisive even when Kyon ''isn't'' in the discussion.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has had a lot of escalating Ship-To-Ship Combat ever since the introduction of [[spoiler:Athena Hellos]], Hayate's [[PuppyLove canonical first girlfriend]]. While the old shipping lines (Hayate/Nagi vs. Hayate/Hinagiku vs. Hayate/Nishizawa vs. Hayate/Maria, [[LauncherOfAThousandShips etc.]]) still exist, the major battle seems to be between those who think Hayate and his NewOldFlame are [[ToyShip destined to]] [[FirstGirlWins be together forever]] without any doubts, and those who think that she is an self-absorbed {{Yandere}} who ruined Hayate's life by [[HeroicBSOD utterly destroying his]] [[FailureKnight self-esteem]] and must be slutshamed to no end because [[HotterAndSexier she is somewhat more openly fanservicy than the other girl]].
** With the resolution of the Greece Arc a lot of
this irks has died down, with large parts of the fans who are fandom picking sides on the Hinagiku/Hayate/Athena LoveTriangle, thanks in it part to the reveal that [[spoiler: Hina has a past with Athena too, Hayate still had feelings for Athena (which he told Hina no less), but was ultimately rejected before finally revealing that Athena was planning on coming back to Japan after all - even giving Nagi the empty box for the HumongousMecha, ring Hayate gave her as kids which many saw as a direct challenge]].
** The flames rose up again with
the story or introduction of Ruka into the music, or mix, some combination thereof, seeing her as one anonymous 4Chan user put it: "This kind a refreshing change of ship-to-ship combat doesn't belong on /m/!"
*** More interesting is that
pace with her forwardness while all ''Macross'' series have love triangles, this one is especially complicated others saw her development as rushed since she didn't take the time to get to know him that the other girls did. Then there was the [[spoiler:promise to make him marry her if she won the manga competition with Nagi]]. That...didn't go over well with many. By now, the forums are still largely Hinagiku vs. Athena (with a small amount opting for the OneTrueThreesome) and the much smaller groups who support him with Nagi or want Ruka to return.
* The ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' fandom
is usually divided over Alucard/Integra vs. Alucard/Seras vs. [[FanNickname Girlycard]]/Walter vs. Integra/Seras vs...you get the idea.
** The whole Alucard/Integra vs. Alucard/(insert other character here) wars is taken to an even further extent when one takes [[WordOfGod ot3f Kouta Hirano]] into consideration. Those who support the former pairing point to evidence that there's
some subtext sort of hidden romantic attitudes/sexual tension between [[LesYay Ranka the two. Those who support the latter pairing point out that the relationship between Alucard and Sheryl]] Integra is purely "Master and even Servant". And then there are those who believe the relationship is purely ambiguous...yeah...
*** The issue was that Hirano's statement about the relationship was given ''five years'' before the manga concluded as an answer to a person who asked ''how far will it go'', a question that he was nervous to answer (like he would spoil his ending where [[spoiler:Alucard returns/isn't dead]]). He has always been ''very'' enthusiastic and supportive about Alucard/Integra (and Pip/Seras) with cover art, complimenting Alucard/Integra Japanese pairing fansites with sketches (before 2chan started vicious wank about him that drove him off the internet), keeping exclusively romantic cosplay pictures of them in his camera during his travels, and making gag fanservice goodies for fans in Comiket. Somebody should ask him now that everything is over. [[InternetBackdraft If you dare]].
** There's also Major/Integra or Maxwell/Integra vs. Alucard/Integra and Pip/Seras vs. other Seras pairings. Not in the Japanese/Chinese/Korean fandoms, however; they seem to be generally chill about pairings and shipping in general.
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': Rika/Hanyuu vs Rika/Satoko vs Rika/Keiichi vs Keiichi/Satoko vs Akasaka/Rika. However, the most obvious is Keiichi/Rena vs Keiichi/Mion. For
some scenes reason, Keiichi/Rena was more popular in the past, but now Keiichi/Mion is. Same with Rika/Satoko and Rika/Keiichi, that can imply used to be the least popular Rika pairings.
** Post-Kai anime {{OVA}}s seem to be having
a [[OT3 threesome end]]. So field day with the Rena-Keiichi-Mion love triangle. This has only added fuel to the shipping war is actually between Ranka/Alto, Sheryl/Alto, Sheryl/Ranka and Ranka/Alto/Sheryl.
** The fandom for
flames.
* In
the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' had plenty ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', a number of this too. Replace "the accomplished star" with "the BrokenBird BridgeBunny" (Misa), and possible romantic teases where put into the "moe starlet" with "the ChineseGirl that original series, although no actual couples ever became a rising IdolSinger" (Minmay) canon (unless you count Rika's one sided love arch). Fast forward to ''Inazuma Eleven Go'' however, where the original cast are now all adults, and BRACE YOURSELF it's revealed that original series protaganist Endou Mamoru is going to appear as a married man. Many debates erupted all over the place about who his wife was going to be, until it was reveled to be Natsumi Raimon. ...This was controversial, to say the least, and enraged fans went onto the forums, Tumblr, and other such places, to express their disgust at such a choice. Many arguments ensued between the different sides, the side that supported the ship or didn't see what the big deal was VS those who apposed the ship completely. Most of the complaints by those who disliked the ship revolved around how it seemed out of nowhere, and left loose ends untied. Those who stick up for the Hikaru/Misa fans going absolutely BERSERK at pairing point out however, that it wasn't out of nowhere, the mere mention of Minmay, bashing her same logic applies no matter who you pair him up with, and falsely accusing her of being a slut that those who played with Hikaru's feelings since are complaining are just butthurt that their ship didn't become canon. Most people agree on the beginning (despite how she dealed with problems of her own) fact that the fandom would have split no matter what ship it had been, so it wasn't specifically the ship itself that was the problem however, and who is oh-so inferior to despite the Ultra Mature And Powerful Strong Woman Misa (despite Misa being much more complex than that).complaints they kept Endou and Natsumi as the canon pairing in the anime.



* Tamao and Yaya didn't have it easy despite a good army of shippers for their side for ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''. While the original vote was open-ended, the anime had the pairings settled as Nagisa with Shizuma and Hikari with Amane. And Tamao doesn't even have another girl to fall back on... talk about fighting for a sinking ship.

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* Tamao The ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' fandom used to be rather peaceful about it, despite all the possible HoYay combinations that could potentially clash. The keyword is: '''used to be'''. The fourth part, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', has seen extremely ugly battles between Josuke/Okuyasu and Yaya Josuke/Rohan shippers, with Josuke/Okuyasu shippers accusing the Josuke/Rohan fans of being "pedophilia/ephebophilia supporters" since Josuke is a highschooler and Rohan is a young adult, while Josuke/Rohan fans point out that the age gap is only of four years and say that such detractors cannot distinguish fiction from reality.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'': Oddly averted. Everyone is free to ship whatever they like, and very few people would have a serious debate about it, since most people are multi-shippers. Considering [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Tsuna]] and the LoadsandLoadsofCharacters, it's not hard to see why. Although there seems to be opposition between Gokudera/Tsuna shippers and Yamamoto/Gokudera shippers.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill''
** [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Ryuko x Mako]] vs. [[FoeYay Ryuko x Satsuki]]. [[MemeticMutation DON'T LOSE YOUR WAAAAAY!]]
** [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Ira/Mako]] became a popular ship after the Naturals Election. To put it lightly, the disagreements between Ryuko/Mako and Ira/Mako in particular are... not pretty. ''Especially'' after the series ended with [[spoiler:Ryuko and Mako going on a date, and Mako even kissing her... but then the epilogue shows Satsuki tagging along, and then it cuts to a nervous Gamagoori dressed in a suit holding flowers with Mako approaching.]] The amount of bile between the two factions exploded, primarily driven by HetIsEw.
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'':
** Ao-Kuro shippers (Aomine x Kuroko) against Kaga-Kuro shippers (Kagami x Kuroko). Aomine and Kagami are very similar in many ways, both being Kuroko's past and present 'Light' respectively. More often than not, Kaga-Kuro fanfic will usually portray Aomine as an antagonist, and vice versa for AoKuro fanfics.
** Momo-Kuro (Momoi x Kuroko) against Ao-Momoi (Aomine x Momoi). Momoi has a heavy crush on Kuroko since their middle school times, but chose to go with Aomine to Touou high-school to take care of him instead ('childhood friend's duty' as noted by Momoi). This causes fans to argue whether Momoi's feelings for Aomine is purely platonic or not. Plus, Aomine once mentioned that he likes "women with big boobs", which Momoi clearly has. One of the end cards in the anime which showed Momoi lying down with Aomine doesn't help either, it was a blatant ShipTease by the animators, leading fans to question their relationships even more.
** Ao-Momoi vs Ao-Kuro. Moments after the end-card was shown, a fan-edited version replacing Momoi with Kuroko was instantly uploaded to the internet.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'': Put a Motoko/Keitaro and a Naru/Keitaro shipper in the same room. There '''will''' be blood. And don't add a Shinobu/Keitaro shipper. You risk getting an EarthShatteringKaboom right in your face. Then bring in a Mutsumi/Keitaro shipper. '''Say your prayers, everyone.'''
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'': The Konata/Kagami army vs. the smaller but equally hardcore Konata/Miyuki camp, even though this anime spends much of its time ''satirizing'' anime tropes and conventions. Oh, the irony.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': The battles between the Nanoha/Fate and Nanoha/Yuuno factions, which is not helped by the creators knowing about it and fueling both sides with loads of ShipTease to keep the flames burning. There even seems to be a division in the lesser ranks of the production themselves; for example the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]] seem to support Nanoha/Yuuno; while the actresses who play [[Creator/YukariTamura Nanoha]] and [[Creator/NanaMizuki Fate]] are convinced they're a couple. These flames, however, while apparently violent, tend to be pretty friendly overall (perhaps due to the theme of the show itself), and people who take it as SeriousBusiness are routinely mocked in the fandom.
** Nanoha/Chrono was a third fleet in the running for a long time, too. You should have ''seen'' the looks of disbelief when the authors [[ShipSinking sank]] the possibility of Chrono/Nanoha or Chrono/Fate by pairing him up with [[BridgeBunnies Amy]] and making his mother [[LikeBrotherAndSister adopt Fate]] (not that this last one [[NotBloodSiblings would stop some people]], of course). At least the shippers of that have ''some'' comfort: it's canon in ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', in which neither Yuuno, Fate nor Amy exist.
** Anyone who spends time on the [=AnimeSuki=] Forum learns about the historic and brutal [[MemeticMutation 300 vs. Legion]] FlameWar. The supporters of [=NanoFate=] shipping called themselves Legion due to their [[YuriFan sheer numbers]], while [=YuuNano=] shippers called themselves 300 [[SelfExplanatory since]] they're so few.
** There's been a massive but short-lived second war between the Moderate ([[ShapedLikeItself Which is moderate-sized]]) and Militant Faction ([[TheLegionsOfHell which is growing in size beyond recognition]]). Militant Faction (in their own words) forced everyone to bow down and [[FanDumb hail NanoFate as absolute canon, killing any other ship between one of the two character with another suitor]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bash Yuuno for trivial/unclear reasons]]. Nowadays, Animesuki consists almost solely of the aforementioned Moderate faction ([[NoodleIncident somehow being able to constantly repel invaders swiftly and decisively and bolster their numbers in the process]]), while the Militants flock to Nanofate.us and Nanochan.
* Given that {{Love Triangle}}s are a staple of ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', this was inevitable:
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' fandom has fighting between those who want Alto to end up with Sheryl Nome (the accomplished star), or with Ranka Lee (the {{Moe}} starlet). Naturally, this irks the fans who are in it for the HumongousMecha, the story or the music, or some combination thereof, as one anonymous 4Chan user put it: "This kind of ship-to-ship combat doesn't belong on /m/!"
*** More interesting is that while all ''Macross'' series have love triangles, this one is especially complicated since there is some subtext between [[LesYay Ranka and Sheryl]] and even some scenes that can imply a [[OT3 threesome end]]. So the shipping war is actually between Ranka/Alto, Sheryl/Alto, Sheryl/Ranka and Ranka/Alto/Sheryl.
** The fandom for the original ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' had plenty of this too. Replace "the accomplished star" with "the BrokenBird BridgeBunny" (Misa), and the "moe starlet" with "the ChineseGirl that became a rising IdolSinger" (Minmay) and BRACE YOURSELF for the Hikaru/Misa fans going absolutely BERSERK at the mere mention of Minmay, bashing her and falsely accusing her of being a slut who played with Hikaru's feelings since the beginning (despite how she has problems of her own) and who is oh-so inferior to the Ultra Mature And Powerful Strong Woman Misa (despite Misa being much more complex than that).
* Never EVER ask ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' fans who is a better love interest for Madlax. If you pick [[CoolBigSis Vanessa]], you'll be harshly told that [[spoiler:she's dead]] so she shouldn't really count. If you pick [[DarkActionGirl Limelda]], people will scream at you that she's an icky PsychoLesbian who [[spoiler:killed Vanessa]] and doesn't deserve Madlax.
* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'':
** Sinja (Sinbad x Ja'far) shippers versus Sinju (Sinbad x Judar) shippers. Fanart of Sinbad often features either Ja'far or Judar as his romantic interest. While Sinbad's relationship with Judar is more FoeYay than HoYay as with Ja'far, both ships are more or less equal in power.
** There's people out there that would prefer see Morgiana with Hakuryuu rather than Alibaba despite canonical evidence that shows she likes the latter...
** Also, if you support Kougyoku's crush on Sinbad, you might be marked for a '''very''' painful death.
* As a series with a boy with 31 girls as his harem, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is bound to have this. Even though Asuna/Negi and Nodoka/Negi are the two favorites, Chisame/Negi got more popular later on, having at least one in-universe endorser and rabid fans who tout it as if it was already canon. However, most of the fights do get ameliorated, mainly because there is one shipping that everyone can agree on: [[SchoolgirlLesbians Setsuna/Konoka]]. God help those who go against this sacred pairing.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' started getting a lot of this as older characters graduated and were replaced with new girls. Yumi/Sachiko was always paired up against Yumi/Sei, with Sachiko being Yumi's ImpliedLoveInterest and Sei openly expressing affection towards Yumi and being somewhat perverted towards her, but Touko's introduction as Yumi's kouhai really caused a ship war. Similarly fans loved Sei's and Shimako's bond but then Sei went off to college and Noriko was introduced. Shipping debates went off on whether Shimako should wait for Sei or if she should pair up with Noriko, made even worse when Sei/Youko fans took the opportunity to have the two get together in college.
* After episode 19 of ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', there has been some seriously fierce ship wars between fans of Kanba/Himari, Shouma/Ringo and [[spoiler:Shouma/Himari]]. It's extremely complicated to explain due to how much of a MindScrew the series is, but basically it's like this: the [[spoiler:third]] ship
didn't have much ShipTease until the aforementioned episode, and since it easy despite a good army goes between the other two, the fans of said "other couples" were seriously thrown off and started warring against it due to possible ShipSinking. The [[spoiler:Kanba/Himari]] supporters are '''specially'' loud in their displeasure, due to the BrokenBase factor in regards to [[spoiler:Kanba the MemeticBadass]] and [[spoiler:Shouma the victim of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass]]; the other "faction" mainly tends to panic about the possible consequences, but generally don't bash [[spoiler:Shouma]].
* In the ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'' universe fandom you find two kind of people: those that think that ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' was in love with Sayaka Yumi, and those that think that he barely cared for her like a friend (Sayaka has always been his OfficialCouple or at the very least ImpliedLoveInterest, but you talk about facts to a shipper) and he paid more attention to any other woman that showed up in the series (Misato, Erika, Minerva...). ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Kouji/Maria]]'' are the largest faction of the second group by far, due to the sheer amount of people watched ''Grendizer'' first. And then you have the people who ships Sayaka with Boss, or the arguments among Duke/Hikaru and Duke/Rubina shippers. However, debates between
shippers for are refreshingly civil and without mud-slinging.
* ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has a case in which several fans dislike the Bakugou/Midoriya ship. Shippers are often accused of RomanticizedAbuse due to Bakugou being Midoriya's bully during the majority of
their side for ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''. While lives, eventually even becoming the original vote was open-ended, ArcVillain of the anime had early chapters of the pairings settled as Nagisa with Shizuma and Hikari with Amane. And Tamao manga. It's only much much later in the plot that there are hints that their relationship might eventually become better. It doesn't stop the ship to be among the most popular of the fandom, however.
* ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea''. Since it is a LoveDodecahedron expect this to happen. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hikari/Manaka]], Hikari/Miuna and [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hikari/Chisaki]] is one of them. And don't
even have another girl start with Tsumugu/Chisaki, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Kaname/Chisaki]] and Kaname/Sayu.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' had a perfect storm of many, many popular pairings involving [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters many characters]], and very subdued and ambiguous romantic development over a long period of time. It got very bloody as relationships developed. Even after the series ended and canon was decided, you can still see scuffles between any combination of [[JustFriends Naruto/Sakura]], [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Naruto/Hinata]], [[HoYay Naruto/Sasuke]], and [[LoveMartyr Sasuke/Sakura]]. Even smaller pairings involving more minor characters can go
to fall back on... talk about fighting for a sinking ship.war, like the battles among [[OppositesAttract Sai/Ino]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shikamaru/Ino]], and [[BelligerentSexualTension Shikamaru/Temari]].



* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' is one of the most prominent examples in recent history. Any thread about the series on ''any'' fansite can be derailed [[FlameWar into a giant inferno]] by posting six simple words: "Who should Raku end up with?" The Raku/[[{{Tsundere}} Chitoge]], Raku/[[YamatoNadeshiko Onodera]] and Raku/[[{{Yandere}} Marika]] shippers WILL BE AT EACH OTHERS' THROATS. And that's not even counting those who ship Raku with [[ActionGirl Tsugumi]], [[TokenMiniMoe Haru]], [[CoolBigSis Yui]], [[LittleMissSnarker Ruri]], [[HoYay Shuu]], [[CrackPairing Claude, Kyoko-sensei...]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'', as a NoHuggingNoKissing series, doesn't have that many shippers. However, it is full of deep bonds between characters and sometimes vague interaction between them that could serve as a basis for a potential relationship. Some of the biggest conflicts between the fandom are:
** Who [[ChasteHero Luffy]] should end up with: Nami, the brave navigator of his crew, with whom he shares a very deep bond which can be seen as romantic or not with ease -- and not to mention Nami seems to be quite focused on other matters rather than whether Luffy will bone her or not. Or Boa Hancock, empress of Amazon Lily Island who fell madly in love with him, although her displays of affection are PlayedForLaughs and while Luffy is grateful for her help during the Marineford arc, he explicitly stated that "he wasn't going to marry her".
** Of course there is also a lot of disagreement on the topic of who Nami herself should be with: the aforementioned airhead of a captain Luffy, [[ChivalrousPervert girl-crazy]] cook Sanji or the stoic, serious swordsman Zoro.
** Robin also gets some attention from shippers, albeit in her case it is mostly limited to whether she is better fit for TeamDad shipwright Franky or Zoro.
** There is also a pretty big following for the coupling of [[HoYay Sanji and Zoro]], because of their constant married-couple-like bickering, although these people mostly don't involve in arguments over other pairings for [[CrackPairing understandable reasons]]...
*** Also, there's a small but very loyal corner of Zoro/Luffy shippers who want their own share of deep and mutual trust to go beyond. And not all of them get along with other Luffy-shipping fans.
* The Ship-To-Ship Combat in ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' is mostly between the IncestSubtext fans who ship Kyousuke and his sister Kirino and the NoYay fans. Among the NoYay fans, there are fans for Kyousuke-[[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Manami]] (who consider her the most sane and normal of the choices) against fans for Kyousuke-Kuroneko/Ayase/other girls (who are seen as the more interesting choices).
* The ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' fandom has conflict between the canon pairing Tamaki/Haruhi and other pairings, particularly Hikaru/Haruhi, but Kyoya/Haruhi is also popular. Some even support the twincest Hikaru/Kaoru pairing.
* ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'': After episodes 9 and 10 (the ones dealing with [[{{Kawaiiko}} Rise]] [[IdolSinger Kujikawa]]), the shippers went rather wild: Rise/Narukami fans (the MC is named Yuu Narukami in the anime continuity) rubbed the buttloads of ShipTease they got in the faces of '''everyone''' and claimed MemeticMutation "RISE END CONFIRMED!"]] in many forums and Website/ImageBoards (specially on Website/FourChan). Which obviously didn't go well with the [[KickChick Chie]]/Narukami and the [[YamatoNadeshiko Yukiko]]/Narukami fans -- ''specially'' the Yukiko/Narukami shippers, since Yukiko ''seemed'' to be the one favored until then. And many panicked in the moment [[{{Bokukko}} Naoto]] sorta joined in...
** And then it was massively subverted. At least on Website/FourChan, two opinions ended up overriding the others: that the HoYay between Narukami and [[TheLancer Yousuke]] was totally there ([[MemeticMutation "YOUSUKE END CONFIRMED!"]]), and that [[FanNickname Brotag]] '''would get everyone laid.'''
* In ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', should [[NiceGuy Sorata]] go with [[IdiotSavant Mashiro]] or [[{{Workaholic}} Nanami]]? The competition is tight.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** What is generally considered the bloodiest ship war ever took place in this fandom. The main debate seems to be what combination of the constantly-fluctuating PowerTrio should hook up; there's at least thirty possible sides, each with a knife to the throat of the others. Also, there's the Rocketshipping (Jessie/James) debate, although there's no one else to pair them up with - Anti-Rocketshippers simply hold the opinion they're not interested in each other (and usually that James is gay).
** The main war was between Pokéshippers (pairing up Ash/Satoshi and Misty/Kasumi) and Palletshippers (Ash/Satoshi and Gary/Shigeru).
** The "official" [[http://shipping.bulbagarden.net/ list of named ships]] for the fandom ''literally'' has OverNineThousand entries.
** Perhaps the fanatical nature of Ship-to-Ship Combat is best exemplified by the fact that the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shipping:History_of_Pokemon_shipping Ship War]] can be described as HAVING TREATIES and ''civil wars''. There are times to just give up, fanboys AND fangirls.
** Even to this day, it still happens. With five female travel companion his age, many fans argue which one is the best one for Satoshi/Ash. We have Pokéshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Kasumi/Misty), Advanceshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Haruka/May), Pearlshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Hikari/Dawn), Negaishippers (Satoshi/Ash and Iris) and Amourshippers (Satoshi/Ash and Serena). Negaishipping is the weakest of the five, while Pokéshipping and Amourshipping are the most prominent ones and have a bigger war going on than with the rest.
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'' fandom is FULL of passive-aggressive fights because of its HoYay and FoeYay.
** The Tezuka x Fuji pairing is often bashed by fans who ship them with others, specially Fujicest and Atobe x Tezuka fans ([[spoiler: And it's made worse after Fuji and Tezuka DO get ShipTease in the ''manga'' itself -- apparently inspited by the anime subtext]]). Taka x Fuji fans are NOT innocent of this either, as sometimes Taka/Fuji fan corners are ''made'' of passive-aggressive jabs about how Tezu/Fuji fans are "only in for the pretty UNLIKE OUR MUCH DEEPER SHIP".
** The few Ryoma x Sakuno and An x Momoshiro fans are often automatically accused of being "homophobic" or "having the [[HetIsEw icky, useless girls take Ryoma away from Momo]]" by slash shippers... even if these "homophobes" ''do'' ship some slash couples alongside the het ones.
*** The HetIsEw factor gets even worse if you even ''mention'' the girls from the {{Dating Sim}}s. These stupid MarySue whores! They "straighten" super gay gay GAY characters with their evil vaginas and steal them from their "more deserving" male lovers, EWWWWWWW!
** Inui x Kaidoh fans bash Yanagi and the Inui x Yanagi pairing and fans, accusing Renji of being hateful and cruel towards Inui as well as a bad and abusive friend when they were younger;
** Sanada x Yukimura fans bash Atobe and say he's "stealing" Sanada from his beloved leader and ChildhoodFriend when he could have whoever else he wanted. Sanada x Atobe fans bash Yukimura and accuse him of being a self-absorbed verbal abuser who manipulates his "LoveMartyr" Sanada [[AllTakeAndNoGive into loving him for his own amusement.]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[LesYay Homura/Madoka vs. Mami/Madoka]] can get pretty bloody once or twice, and then there's quite the "potential" in Sayaka/Madoka vs. Sayaka/Kamijou, and let's not forget [[ScrewYourself Madoka/her long-haired self seen in the OP]]
** After episodes 7 and 8, a possible secondary ship war started among the Sayaka/Kyouko, Sayaka/Kamijou and Sayaka/Madoka groups. [[spoiler:With a huge side dish of Hitomi/Kamijou, or better said, [[DieForOurShip "HITOMI YOU WHORE, GET AWAY FROM SAYAKA'S MAN!"]].]]
** The STSC is notably absent between Mami/Kyouko and Mami/Madoka. [[spoiler:Even with the official description of Mami's hypothetical witch-form having representation of both Kyouko and Madoka in it.]]



* Anime/TenchiMuyo has had several bloody ship wars that have been known to tear apart forum communities. Everyone has their favorite girl. Back in the day the major ship wars were between Tenchi/Ryoko and Tenchi/Ayeka fans, but as of late, Tenchi/Sasami fans have become more vocal. The fact that the series pretty much has a canon [[MarryThemAll Harem Ending]] has done little to quell the fury of the shippers who think Tenchi should end up with their favorite girl.
* For ''Manga/BlackCat'', Creed/Train fans and Saya/Train fans don't really get along. Huge arguments were made over whether Train ever liked Saya as more than a friend, which evidently would make it more canonical than the pairing of Creed and Train. Not that any of this really matters, considering that Saya [[spoiler: died very early in the story]] and that Creed is the BigBad with a rather questionable grip on sanity and whose obvious homolust towards Train is equally obviously one-sided.

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* Anime/TenchiMuyo ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' fandom has no shortage of shipping wars to decide who was/would be be better for Kenshin: Kaoru or Tomoe. Though they're usually one-sided: Tomoe wasn't introduced till the final arc of the manga and doesn't even show up in the anime (only the Tsuiokuhen OVA) [[spoiler:and is the tiniest bit ''dead'' by the time the main story starts]].
** Don't forget Shura, the Pirate Lady Kenshin meets. A smaller fanbase desperately wanted her to be with Kenshin.
** Megumi also became quite [[DieForOurShip the victim of ship-based bashing]]. Kaoru/Kenshin shippers did ''not'' take her [[TheTease teasing]] personality in stride as well as her open interest in Kenshin (which she didn't relinquish until the Kyoto arc), and accused her of being a whore who only wanted to get into Kenshin's hakama and hated Kaoru (despite Megumi being a CoolBigSis to Kaoru and doing what she could to help her when she
had an HeroicBSOD). They mellowed out later and [[ShipMates started shipping her]] [[BelligerentSexualTension with]] [[BoisterousBruiser Sanosuke]] instead, and then Tomoe took her place as "Kaoru's love rival".
*** Very ironically, some rabid Sanosuke/Megumi did NOT take the apparition of [[BrokenBird Magdaria]] and the ShipTease she got with Sanosuke well ''at all'', and even [[spoiler: Magaria's death]] wasn't enough to shut them up. ("Weh weh, the bitch [[spoiler: is dead]] but Sano is so saaaad! Why did they create that bitch only to [[spoiler: get her killed]] and make Sano cryyyyy! WAHWAH!")
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Considering the core cast contains no less then ten main characters, there are literally dozens of one-season villains and one-shot "best friends", and the two members of the most official couple have five or more suitors apiece - and there are
several bloody canons to the series - it's no wonder the franchise is a quagmire of ship related insanity. Specifically, the debates between Mamoru fans and Seiya fans can get really ugly. There's also the Uranus/Neptune shippers versus the "they're just close cousins!" sect... although that one is more a battle against outright lies (example: [[http://wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Prince_Uranus Prince Uranus]]) by fans who don't like same sex pairings.
** The release of ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' added more fuel to the fire. The [[spoiler:survival of Jadeite and Nephrite at the end of episodes 3 and 5 respectively]] as well as the bigger influence of the Shitennou as a whole in the plot has revived the once ''very'' ugly debate regarding [[spoiler:the scrapped manga subplot about the Shitennou and the Inner Senshi having romantic links]] '''and''' turned it UpToEleven, sending many LesYay fans and Kunzite/Zoisite shippers [[HetisEw into screaming fits.]] Things have only gotten worse after episode 10, with the fans throwing entitled tantrums at the revelation from Act 10 [[spoiler:about the past Senshi and the past Generals having had romances before everything went FromBadToWorse.]]
*** The Sen/Shi vs Kun/Zoi shipping wars are especially ugly. More extreme Kun/Zoi fans went into violent rages over the very ''possibility'' of them not being together, while extreme Sen/Shi fans would try to shut them up by claiming it could never be canon outside the 90s anime. Whether or not Kun/Zoi could have been a possibility in the manga is a hot topic thanks to differing scanslations of the Materials artbooks and [[WordOfDante what Kunzite and Zoisite's seiyuu had to say about it]] in an interview.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': In the countries where it's most popular, there's usually
ship wars that have been known to tear apart forum communities. Everyone has their favorite girl. Back go way beyond the levels of verbal hate and acrimoniousness, often expanding itself into RealLife bashing.
** The more remarkable examples are the wars of [[{{het}} Het Yay]] fans (fueled by the massive creation of {{Relationship Sue}}s, since there's so few women
in the day cast) against HoYay fans and vice-versa. In several occasions the major ship war went to extremes of public detracting of fanwork artists' personal lifes, public menace of aggressions and even real legal offenses.
*** Not to mention how the fanatical {{Yaoi fangirl}}s mix this with WhatMeasureIsANonBadass, trying to erase and deny ANY kind of influence that the few girls in the cast had on the guys, either romantic or friendship-like, just because they think the girls are all weak and stupid and "not feminist enough to deserve being paired up." Shun/Hyoga shippers are really bad about it, bashing Princess Freya from the {{filler}} Asgard arc despite how much of a PluckyGirl she is and hissing at the mere mentions of Shun's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Jun. And the less said about their thoughts on Saori, the better.
** The HoYay fandom gets involved in several bitter
ship wars were between Tenchi/Ryoko within itself, most noticeably motivated by the debates of [[{{fanon}} "what should be the "right" guys to ship according to what we see"]] and Tenchi/Ayeka fans, but as "what guys are never acceptable to ship together". These can get very, very bloody: i.e. you do NOT go into the path of late, Tenchi/Sasami fans have become more vocal. a Shiryu/Seiya fangirl and tell her Shiryu should go with Mu instead without expecting at least some snark, and at worst nonstop flames.
**
The fact that the series pretty het side wasn't much has a canon [[MarryThemAll Harem Ending]] has done little better, to quell the fury of the be honest. The Shaina/Seiya and Saori/Seiya shippers who think Tenchi should end up with are horrifyingly cruel to each other and their favorite girl.
* For ''Manga/BlackCat'', Creed/Train fans
characters: Shaina is "a stalker and Saya/Train fans don't really get along. Huge arguments were made over whether Train ever liked Saya as more than a friend, which evidently would make it more canonical than slutty bitch", Saori is "pathetic, a coward, and not feminist enough". They also like to bash the pairing crap out of Creed and Train. Not that any of this really matters, considering that Saya [[spoiler: died very early Miho despite how she, in practice, is put firmly in the story]] and that Creed is the BigBad UnluckyChildhoodFriend role.
* Mocked in ''Goku Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', being described as a "battle
with a rather questionable grip on sanity no winners."
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' has the question of Soma/Erina vs. Soma/Megumi. Fans of the former generally [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses bash Megumi for being "weak"
and whose obvious homolust towards Train is equally obviously one-sided."dependent on Soma"]], whereas fans of the latter often hate Erina for being a {{Tsundere}} DefrostingIceQueen who was a bit too icy at first, even though she's gotten much better since. Smaller ships like Soma/Alice or Soma/Ikumi generally stay out of it.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', dear God, ''SHUFFLE!''. The fiercest Ship-To-Ship Combat happens between the {{Instant|Fanclub}} [[SeriousBusiness Fanclubs]] ''Ai Ai Asa-senpai'' and ''Kitto Kitto Kaede-chan''.
** Generally, ''Ai Ai Asa-senpai'' members are the targets of an EnemyMine by all the other fanclubs, even going as far as to call [[GenkiGirl Asa]] a "selfish bitch."



* The Konata/Kagami army vs. the smaller but equally hardcore Konata/Miyuki camps in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', even though this anime spends much of its time ''satirizing'' anime tropes and conventions. Oh, the irony.
* Among ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fans, the pairing wars between Lelouch/Kallen and Lelouch/C.C. shippers can get pretty vicious at times. And they're ''hardly'' the only two ships out there: there's also [[FoeYay Lelouch/Suzaku]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Lelouch/Nunnally, Lelouch/Euphemia]], [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Lelouch/Shirley]], [[HoYay Lelouch/Rolo]]...[[LauncherOfAThousandShips yeah.]] That's not even getting into all the Suzaku ships, either: there's Suzaku/Euphie, Suzaku/Lelouch, Suzaku/Gino, etc..
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', dear God, ''SHUFFLE!''. The fiercest Ship-To-Ship Combat happens between the {{Instant|Fanclub}} [[SeriousBusiness Fanclubs]] ''Ai Ai Asa-senpai'' and ''Kitto Kitto Kaede-chan''.
** Generally, ''Ai Ai Asa-senpai'' members are the targets of an EnemyMine by all the other fanclubs, even going as far as to call [[GenkiGirl Asa]] a "selfish bitch."
* Oddly averted in the ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' fandom. Everyone is free to ship whatever they like, and very few people would have a serious debate about it, since most people are multi-shippers. Considering [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Tsuna]] and the LoadsandLoadsofCharacters, it's not hard to see why. Although there seems to be opposition between Gokudera/Tsuna shippers and Yamamoto/Gokudera shippers.
* If you ever see the name "''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''" used in conjunction with the word "{{shipping}}", ''get out while you still have the chance.'' [[InternetBackdraft Someone is going to get flamed. Odds are, everyone will]]. In other words, never discuss your favorite pair with [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Kyon]] involved. Side pairings aren't exempt either; Haruhi/Mikuru is particularly divisive even when Kyon ''isn't'' in the discussion.
* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': [[http://www.moonpants.org/comics/fangirl.jpg Seishirou/Subaru vs. Subaru/Kamui]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/583537/1/XMail anyone]]? In addition, Fuma/Kamui vs. Subaru/Kamui is a bloodbath in its own right.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' fandom has had many a pairing war between [[OfficialCouple Kyo/Tohru]] and [[FanPreferredCouple Yuki/Tohru]] fans, with the occasional alternate pairing thrown into the mix (Kyo/[[ClingyJealousGirl Kagura]], [[CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds Yuki/Machi]], [[MayDecemberRomance Shigure/Tohru]]...[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Momiji/Tohru]]...[[LauncherOfAThousandShips anyone/Tohru]]...).
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has a somewhat mild case of this. There's Rika/Hanyuu vs Rika/Satoko vs Rika/Keiichi vs Keiichi/Satoko vs Akasaka/Rika. However, the most obvious is Keiichi/Rena vs Keiichi/Mion. For some reason, Keiichi/Rena was more popular in the past, but now Keiichi/Mion is. Same with Rika/Satoko and Rika/Keiichi, that used to be the least popular Rika pairings.
** Post-Kai anime {{OVA}}s seem to be having a field day with the Rena-Keiichi-Mion love triangle. This has only added fuel to the shipping war flames.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': The shipping wars of pairing [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Allen]] with their favorite {{OTP}}. The sad thing is that he hasn't even really shown ''that'' much interest in ''any'' of them, being a [[WordOfGod confirmed]] CelibateHero who has expressed adamant disinterest in anything romantic. There's the obvious wars between Lenalee/Allen and Road/Allen fans, and ''then'' there's the HoYay / FoeYay shippers (Kanda/Allen, Lavi/Allen, [[FoeYay Tyki/Allen]])...
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has seen a rise in this over the years. Of course, when you've got [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads And Loads Of]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Nations]], a fair amount of ShipTease, and a distinct lack of [[OfficialCouple Official Couples]], you can justify pretty much ''any'' pairing under the sun. The result is that people who ship Nation X with Nation Y will find themselves at odds with those who ship either X or Y with another character. Has it's own page [[ShipToShipCombat/AxisPowersHetalia here]] for specific examples.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has had a lot of escalating Ship-To-Ship Combat ever since the introduction of [[spoiler: Athena Hellos]], Hayate's [[PuppyLove canonical first girlfriend]]. While the old shipping lines (Hayate/Nagi vs. Hayate/Hinagiku vs. Hayate/Nishizawa vs. Hayate/Maria, [[LauncherOfAThousandShips etc.]]) still exist, the major battle seems to be between those who think Hayate and his NewOldFlame are [[ToyShip destined to]] [[FirstGirlWins be together forever]] without any doubts, and those who think that she is an self-absorbed {{Yandere}} who ruined Hayate's life by [[HeroicBSOD utterly destroying his]] [[FailureKnight self-esteem]] and must be slutshamed to no end because [[HotterAndSexier she is somewhat more openly fanservicy than the other girl]].
** With the resolution of the Greece Arc a lot of this has died down, with large parts of the fandom picking sides on the Hinagiku/Hayate/Athena LoveTriangle, thanks in part to the reveal that [[spoiler: Hina has a past with Athena too, Hayate still had feelings for Athena (which he told Hina no less), but was ultimately rejected before finally revealing that Athena was planning on coming back to Japan after all - even giving Nagi the empty box for the ring Hayate gave her as kids which many saw as a direct challenge]].
** The flames rose up again with the introduction of Ruka into the mix, some seeing her as a refreshing change of pace with her forwardness while others saw her development as rushed since she didn't take the time to get to know him that the other girls did. Then there was the [[spoiler: promise to make him marry her if she won the manga competition with Nagi]]. That...didn't go over well with many. By now, the forums are still largely Hinagiku vs. Athena (with a small amount opting for the OneTrueThreesome) and the much smaller groups who support him with Nagi or want Ruka to return.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has a couple pairings, such as [[FoeYay Light/L]], Mello/Near, and Mello/Matt, along with pairing any of the above with an original character in fanfiction. In particular, a few years back, the Mello/Near shippers got into a ''nasty'' fight with the Mello/Matt ones.
** There's also a minor shipwar between Light/Misa and L/Misa shippers. Needless to say, neither get on well with the Light/L shippers who were as much of an inspiration for the HetIsEw trope as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero/Duo]]. The shipping wars simply tend to be more along het and slash lines rather than within the slash and het fandoms, with Misa and Halle getting bashed because they take Light and Mello away from their potential male partners.

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* The Konata/Kagami army vs. In the smaller but equally hardcore Konata/Miyuki camps in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', even though this anime spends much of its time ''satirizing'' anime tropes and conventions. Oh, the irony.
* Among ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fans, the pairing wars between Lelouch/Kallen and Lelouch/C.C. shippers can get pretty vicious at times. And they're ''hardly'' the only two ships out there: there's also [[FoeYay Lelouch/Suzaku]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Lelouch/Nunnally, Lelouch/Euphemia]], [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Lelouch/Shirley]], [[HoYay Lelouch/Rolo]]...[[LauncherOfAThousandShips yeah.]] That's not even getting into all the Suzaku ships, either: there's Suzaku/Euphie, Suzaku/Lelouch, Suzaku/Gino, etc..
* ''VisualNovel/{{Shuffle}}'', dear God, ''SHUFFLE!''. The fiercest Ship-To-Ship Combat happens between the {{Instant|Fanclub}} [[SeriousBusiness Fanclubs]] ''Ai Ai Asa-senpai'' and ''Kitto Kitto Kaede-chan''.
** Generally, ''Ai Ai Asa-senpai'' members are the targets of an EnemyMine by all the other fanclubs, even going as far as to call [[GenkiGirl Asa]] a "selfish bitch."
* Oddly averted in the ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' fandom. Everyone is free to
mid-Nineties, ''Manga/SlamDunk'' had huge ship whatever they like, and very few people would have wars. Asking a serious debate YaoiFangirl whether [[TheRival Rukawa]] should go with [[BoisterousBruiser Sakuragi]] or [[TheAce Sendoh]]; or whether Sendoh should go with Rukawa or with [[{{Tsundere}} Koshino]], was... well, '''''unsafe'''''. And 90% of yaoi fans had [[DieforOurShip nothing kind to say]] about it, since most people are multi-shippers. Considering [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Tsuna]] and the LoadsandLoadsofCharacters, it's not hard to see why. Although there seems to be opposition between Gokudera/Tsuna shippers and Yamamoto/Gokudera shippers.
* If you ever see the name "''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''" used in conjunction with the word "{{shipping}}", ''get out while you still have the chance.'' [[InternetBackdraft Someone is going to get flamed. Odds are, everyone will]]. In other words, never discuss your favorite pair with [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Kyon]] involved. Side pairings aren't exempt either; Haruhi/Mikuru is particularly divisive even when Kyon ''isn't'' in the discussion.
* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': [[http://www.moonpants.org/comics/fangirl.jpg Seishirou/Subaru vs. Subaru/Kamui]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/583537/1/XMail anyone]]? In addition, Fuma/Kamui vs. Subaru/Kamui is a bloodbath in its own right.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' fandom has had many a pairing war between [[OfficialCouple Kyo/Tohru]] and [[FanPreferredCouple Yuki/Tohru]] fans, with the occasional alternate pairing thrown into the mix (Kyo/[[ClingyJealousGirl Kagura]], [[CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds Yuki/Machi]], [[MayDecemberRomance Shigure/Tohru]]...[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Momiji/Tohru]]...[[LauncherOfAThousandShips anyone/Tohru]]...).
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has a somewhat mild case of this. There's Rika/Hanyuu vs Rika/Satoko vs Rika/Keiichi vs Keiichi/Satoko vs Akasaka/Rika. However, the most obvious is Keiichi/Rena vs Keiichi/Mion. For some reason, Keiichi/Rena was more popular in the past, but now Keiichi/Mion is. Same with Rika/Satoko and Rika/Keiichi, that used to be the least popular Rika pairings.
** Post-Kai anime {{OVA}}s seem to be having a field day with the Rena-Keiichi-Mion love triangle. This has only added fuel to the shipping war flames.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': The shipping wars of pairing [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Allen]] with their favorite {{OTP}}. The sad thing is that he hasn't even really shown ''that'' much interest in ''any'' of them, being a [[WordOfGod confirmed]] CelibateHero who has expressed adamant disinterest in anything romantic. There's the obvious wars between Lenalee/Allen and Road/Allen fans, and ''then'' there's the HoYay / FoeYay shippers (Kanda/Allen, Lavi/Allen, [[FoeYay Tyki/Allen]])...
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has seen a rise in this over the years. Of course, when you've got [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads And Loads Of]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Nations]], a fair amount of ShipTease, and a distinct lack of [[OfficialCouple Official Couples]], you can justify pretty much ''any'' pairing under the sun. The result is that people who ship Nation X with Nation Y will find themselves at odds with those who ship
Sakuragi's canon crush [[NiceGirl Haruko]]: either X or Y with another character. Has it's own page [[ShipToShipCombat/AxisPowersHetalia here]] she was a dumb and ungrateful slut for specific examples.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has had a lot of escalating Ship-To-Ship Combat ever since the introduction of [[spoiler: Athena Hellos]], Hayate's [[PuppyLove canonical first girlfriend]]. While the old shipping lines (Hayate/Nagi vs. Hayate/Hinagiku vs. Hayate/Nishizawa vs. Hayate/Maria, [[LauncherOfAThousandShips etc.]]) still exist, the major battle seems
being oblivious to be between those who think Hayate and his NewOldFlame are [[ToyShip destined to]] [[FirstGirlWins be together forever]] without any doubts, and those who think that she is an self-absorbed {{Yandere}} who ruined Hayate's life by [[HeroicBSOD utterly destroying his]] [[FailureKnight self-esteem]] and must be slutshamed to no end because [[HotterAndSexier she is somewhat more openly fanservicy than the other girl]].
** With the resolution of the Greece Arc a lot of this has died down, with large parts of the fandom picking sides on the Hinagiku/Hayate/Athena LoveTriangle, thanks in part to the reveal that [[spoiler: Hina has a past with Athena too, Hayate still had
Sakuragi's feelings for Athena (which he told Hina no less), but was ultimately rejected before finally revealing that Athena was planning on coming back to Japan after all - even giving Nagi the empty box for the ring Hayate gave her as kids which many saw as a direct challenge]].
** The flames rose up again with the introduction of Ruka into the mix, some seeing her as a refreshing change of pace with her forwardness while others saw her development as rushed since she didn't take the time to get to know him that the other girls did. Then there was the [[spoiler: promise to make him marry her if she won the manga competition with Nagi]]. That...didn't go over well with many. By now, the forums are still largely Hinagiku vs. Athena (with a small amount opting for the OneTrueThreesome) and the much smaller groups who support him with Nagi or want Ruka to return.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has a couple pairings, such as [[FoeYay Light/L]], Mello/Near, and Mello/Matt, along with pairing any of the above with an original character in fanfiction. In particular, a few years back, the Mello/Near shippers got into a ''nasty'' fight with the Mello/Matt ones.
** There's also a minor shipwar between Light/Misa and L/Misa shippers. Needless to say, neither get on well with the Light/L shippers who were as much of an inspiration for the HetIsEw trope as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero/Duo]]. The shipping wars simply tend to be more along het and slash lines rather than within the slash and het fandoms, with Misa and Halle getting bashed
because they take Light of course Sakuragi was owed vagina for liking him, or she was a Bad Role Model for little girls for [[SmittenTeenageGirl daring to have a crush on Rukawa]], even when [[SmittenTeenageGirl she]] was perfectly aware of [[CelebCrush her feelings being one-sided and Mello away from their potential male partners.hopeless.]]



* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' would have been bad enough: [[MindGameShip Kira/Fllay]] vs [[{{Twincest}} Kira/Cagalli]] vs [[AuthorAvatar Kira/Lacus]] vs [[HoYay Kira/Athrun]] vs [[DefectingForLove Athrun/Cagalli]] vs [[ArrangedMarriage Athrun/Lacus]] (+ /- [[CantSpitItOut Yzak/Shiho]] vs [[HoYay Dearka/Yzak]] vs [[DefectingForLove Dearka/Miriallia]] vs [[ForgottenFallenFriend Tolle/Miriallia]]), but then ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gave us Athrun's [[HaremGenre Harem]], [[RelationshipWritingFumble Shinn/Stellar vs Shinn/Luna]] (+ /- [[HoYay Shinn/Rey]] and [[AmnesiacDissonance Neo/Murrue]] vs [[DefectingForLove Andy/Murrue]]), and ShipSinking (and in one case, Ship Raising). Minefields aplenty for all.
** And then Shinn and Lunamaria's Japanese voice actors got married. I guess that's a solution, too?
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has seen its share of Ship-To-Ship Combat, with fans endlessly debating about who [[TheHero Setsuna]] should be paired with, whether it be with [[ActualPacifist Marina Ismail]], [[BridgeBunnies Feldt Grace]] or [[CuteAndPsycho Nena Trinity]]. It doesn't help that supplementary materials (which incidentally are considered non-canon) released lead to complications as to who Setsuna will really end up with, thus leading to further confusion and [[FanDumb debate]]. Of course some ship him with [[FoeYay Graham]] and [[CargoShip Gundam]] as well.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Although not as bad as it used to be, the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version's]] fandom fought hard over the classic trio of [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Ed/Winry]], Ed/Rose and [[HoYay Ed/Roy]]. Poor Rose herself was on the receiving end of DieForOurShip quite a bit, to the point that even mentioning her name on a Ed/Winry forum is...[[InternetBackdraft discouraged]]. (Winry and Roy were usually spared, due to greater potential for TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds and the fact that they were well-liked characters in general, whereas Rose was divisive even outside of the shipping wars.)
** TheMovie causes even more ship wars. Alfons/Ed became popular which only caused issues with people who shipped Edward with Winry, Roy, or [[BrotherSisterIncest Al]]. Noah isn't even on the radar for most shippers due to [[TheScrappy the disdain toward her]] but people will occasionally debate thatshe would be a good pair for either Al or Ed [[spoiler:due to them being stuck on their side of the gate]]. People who ship either of the brothers with Rose tend to think of Noah as a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute poor substitute.]]
** Speaking of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'' there's pairing Edward with [[spoiler:Roy's or Winry's alters]] vs pairing them with Roy or Winry. Both of the former characters should exist somewhere but they were [[OCStandIn never shown]] besides [[spoiler:Roy's alter]] appearing in a piece of official art. The debate largely ties in with people who write Edward as eventually [[spoiler:going through the gate and [[FixFic reuniting with his friends]]]] while others acknowledge that's impossible and have him fall for [[ReplacementGoldfish the next best thing]] to his loved one.
** Even more discouraging is throwing Armony and Sophie's names out as Ed pairings. The people who actually have played the games and know what you're talking about will either love/appreciate you, or want you dead. Even though Armony and Ed are pretty canon ''solely'' for ''Broken Angel'', it's a small fanbase on the webs.
** Possibly the craziest section is the one who ships Ed/Fangirl (or Anyone/Fangirl). Yes, you read that right; wherever you go in the FMA fandom, you're going to find at least a couple crazies who are completely convinced that they are married to Ed or Al, or at least dating them, and that the fictional characters hate the rest of the fanbase for even suggesting other pairings. It's sadly some SeriousBusiness when these folks come out, because at least 70% of the time, they ''aren't'' trolling.
** The manga fandom itself has had better luck, but wars have arisen between fans who insist that Roy/Riza and/or Al/Mei are {{Official Couple}}s and fans who insist that there isn't enough evidence to claim that they are. Basically, it's ship vs. ''no'' ship here.
*** Some parts of the manga fandom do tend to be pretty militant toward fans who prefer non-canon couples to OfficialCouple Ed/Winry and the various "heavily implied" ones (Roy/Riza, Al/Mei and Ling/Lan Fan). It often becomes an engine of the [[BrokenBase everlasting "which version of FMA is better" war]], since non-canon couples are far more popular with fans of the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], where Ed didn't have a canonical love interest and was overall ObliviousToLove.
** When a NonSerialMovie (''The Star of Milos'') was announced after the ''Brotherhood'' series ended, the new female lead Julia Crichton got MarySue calls and "she better not break up my OTP" shit ''right after the movie was revealed''.
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'', with Zero/Yuuki vs. Kaname/Yuuki in particular. Is Kaname a creepy [[spoiler: and incestuous]] BastardBoyfriend who wants to dominate Yuuki's life? Is Zero a wangsty moron who gets in between Kaname and Yuuki's True Love? Is Yuuki a "CanonSue", thus "undeserving" of both guys? This whole ship war between both ships is the reason some fans stopped reading the manga altogether.
* The ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' fandom has conflict between the canon pairing Tamaki/Haruhi and other pairings, particularly Hikaru/Haruhi, but Kyoya/Haruhi is also popular. Some even support the twincest Hikaru/Kaoru pairing.
* The ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' fandom is usually divided over Alucard/Integra vs. Alucard/Seras vs. [[FanNickname Girlycard]]/Walter vs. Integra/Seras vs...you get the idea.
** The whole Alucard/Integra vs. Alucard/(insert other character here) wars is taken to an even further extent when one takes [[WordOfGod ot3f Kouta Hirano]] into consideration. Those who support the former pairing point to evidence that there's some sort of hidden romantic attitudes/sexual tension between the two. Those who support the latter pairing point out that the relationship between Alucard and Integra is purely "Master and Servant". And then there are those who believe the relationship is purely ambiguous...yeah...
*** The issue was that Hirano's statement about the relationship was given ''five years'' before the manga concluded as an answer to a person who asked ''how far will it go'', a question that he was nervous to answer (like he would spoil his ending where [[spoiler:Alucard returns/isn't dead]]). He has always been ''very'' enthusiastic and supportive about Alucard/Integra (and Pip/Seras) with cover art, complimenting Alucard/Integra Japanese pairing fansites with sketches (before 2chan started vicious wank about him that drove him off the internet), keeping exclusively romantic cosplay pictures of them in his camera during his travels, and making gag fanservice goodies for fans in Comiket. Somebody should ask him now that everything is over. [[InternetBackdraft If you dare]].
** There's also Major/Integra or Maxwell/Integra vs. Alucard/Integra and Pip/Seras vs. other Seras pairings. Not in the Japanese/Chinese/Korean fandoms, however; they seem to be generally chill about pairings and shipping in general.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' would have been bad enough: [[MindGameShip Kira/Fllay]] ''Anime/SonicX'': Tails/Cosmo vs [[{{Twincest}} Kira/Cagalli]] vs [[AuthorAvatar Kira/Lacus]] vs [[HoYay Kira/Athrun]] vs [[DefectingForLove Athrun/Cagalli]] vs [[ArrangedMarriage Athrun/Lacus]] (+ /- [[CantSpitItOut Yzak/Shiho]] vs [[HoYay Dearka/Yzak]] vs [[DefectingForLove Dearka/Miriallia]] vs [[ForgottenFallenFriend Tolle/Miriallia]]), but then ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gave us Athrun's [[HaremGenre Harem]], [[RelationshipWritingFumble Shinn/Stellar vs Shinn/Luna]] (+ /- [[HoYay Shinn/Rey]] and [[AmnesiacDissonance Neo/Murrue]] vs [[DefectingForLove Andy/Murrue]]), and ShipSinking (and in one case, Ship Raising). Minefields aplenty for all.
** And then Shinn and Lunamaria's Japanese voice actors got married. I guess that's a solution, too?
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has seen its share of Ship-To-Ship Combat, with fans endlessly debating about who [[TheHero Setsuna]] should be paired with, whether it be with [[ActualPacifist Marina Ismail]], [[BridgeBunnies Feldt Grace]] or [[CuteAndPsycho Nena Trinity]]. It doesn't help that supplementary materials (which incidentally
Tails/Cream. Fans are considered non-canon) released lead prepared to complications as to who Setsuna will really end up with, thus leading to further confusion and [[FanDumb debate]]. Of course some ship him with [[FoeYay Graham]] and [[CargoShip Gundam]] as well.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** Although not as bad as it used to be,
[[DieForOurShip kill the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version's]] fandom fought hard over the classic trio of [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Ed/Winry]], Ed/Rose and [[HoYay Ed/Roy]]. Poor Rose herself was on the receiving end of DieForOurShip quite a bit, to the point that even mentioning her name on a Ed/Winry forum is...[[InternetBackdraft discouraged]]. (Winry and Roy were usually spared, due to greater potential for TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds and the fact that they were well-liked characters in general, whereas Rose was divisive even outside of the shipping wars.)
** TheMovie causes even more ship wars. Alfons/Ed became popular which only caused issues with people who shipped Edward with Winry, Roy, or [[BrotherSisterIncest Al]]. Noah
off]] to get their ship. In [[spoiler:Tails/Cream's]] case, this isn't even on the radar for most shippers due to [[TheScrappy the disdain toward her]] but people will occasionally debate thatshe would be a good pair for either Al or Ed [[spoiler:due to them being stuck on their side of the gate]]. People who ship either of the brothers with Rose tend to think of Noah as a [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute poor substitute.]]
** Speaking of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistTheConquerorOfShamballa'' there's pairing Edward with [[spoiler:Roy's or Winry's alters]] vs pairing them with Roy or Winry. Both of the former characters should exist somewhere but they were [[OCStandIn never shown]] besides [[spoiler:Roy's alter]] appearing in a piece of official art. The debate largely ties in with people who write Edward as eventually [[spoiler:going through the gate and [[FixFic reuniting with his friends]]]] while others acknowledge that's impossible and have him fall for [[ReplacementGoldfish the next best thing]] to his loved one.
** Even more discouraging is throwing Armony and Sophie's names out as Ed pairings. The people who actually have played the games and know what you're talking about will either love/appreciate you, or want you dead. Even though Armony and Ed are pretty canon ''solely'' for ''Broken Angel'', it's a small fanbase on the webs.
** Possibly the craziest section is the one who ships Ed/Fangirl (or Anyone/Fangirl). Yes, you read that right; wherever you go
necessary; [[spoiler:Cosmo died in the FMA fandom, you're going to last episode]]. However, [[spoiler:Tails/Cosmo]] fans find at least a couple crazies who are completely convinced that they are married ways to Ed or Al, or at least dating them, and that the fictional characters hate the rest of the fanbase for even suggesting other pairings. It's sadly some SeriousBusiness when these folks come out, because at least 70% of the time, they ''aren't'' trolling.
** The manga fandom itself has had better luck, but wars have arisen between fans who insist that Roy/Riza and/or Al/Mei are {{Official Couple}}s and fans who insist that there isn't enough evidence
[[spoiler:return her to claim that they are. Basically, it's ship vs. ''no'' ship here.
*** Some parts of the manga fandom do tend to be pretty militant toward fans who prefer non-canon couples to OfficialCouple Ed/Winry and the various "heavily implied" ones (Roy/Riza, Al/Mei and Ling/Lan Fan). It
life]], often becomes an engine of the [[BrokenBase everlasting "which version of FMA is better" war]], since non-canon couples are far more popular with fans of the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], where Ed didn't have a canonical love interest and was overall ObliviousToLove.
** When a NonSerialMovie (''The Star of Milos'') was announced after the ''Brotherhood'' series ended, the new female lead Julia Crichton got MarySue calls and "she better not break up my OTP" shit ''right after the movie was revealed''.
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'', with Zero/Yuuki vs. Kaname/Yuuki in particular. Is Kaname a creepy [[spoiler: and incestuous]] BastardBoyfriend who wants to dominate Yuuki's life? Is Zero a wangsty moron who gets in between Kaname and Yuuki's True Love? Is Yuuki a "CanonSue", thus "undeserving" of both guys?
via [[spoiler:the seed Sonic found]]. This whole ship war between both ships is the reason some fans stopped reading the manga altogether.
* The ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' fandom has conflict between the canon pairing Tamaki/Haruhi and other pairings, particularly Hikaru/Haruhi, but Kyoya/Haruhi is also popular. Some even support the twincest Hikaru/Kaoru pairing.
* The ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' fandom is usually divided over Alucard/Integra vs. Alucard/Seras vs. [[FanNickname Girlycard]]/Walter vs. Integra/Seras vs...you get the idea.
** The whole Alucard/Integra vs. Alucard/(insert other character here) wars is taken to an even further extent when one takes [[WordOfGod ot3f Kouta Hirano]] into consideration. Those who support the former pairing point to evidence that there's some sort of hidden romantic attitudes/sexual tension between the two. Those who support the latter pairing point out that the relationship between Alucard and Integra is purely "Master and Servant". And then there are those who believe the relationship is purely ambiguous...yeah...
*** The issue was that Hirano's statement about the relationship was given ''five years'' before the manga concluded as an answer to a person who asked ''how far will it go'', a question that he was nervous to answer (like he would spoil his ending where [[spoiler:Alucard returns/isn't dead]]). He has always been ''very'' enthusiastic and supportive about Alucard/Integra (and Pip/Seras) with cover art, complimenting Alucard/Integra Japanese pairing fansites with sketches (before 2chan started vicious wank about him that drove him off the internet), keeping exclusively romantic cosplay pictures of them
illustrated in his camera during his travels, and making gag fanservice goodies for fans in Comiket. Somebody should ask him now that everything is over. [[InternetBackdraft If you dare]].
** There's also Major/Integra or Maxwell/Integra vs. Alucard/Integra and Pip/Seras vs. other Seras pairings. Not in the Japanese/Chinese/Korean fandoms, however; they seem to be generally chill about pairings and shipping in general.
a somewhat disturbing manner [[http://ozz-the-wanderer.deviantart.com/art/Cream-and-Cosmo-ALS-colored-110928689 here]].



* Mocked in ''Goku Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', being described as a "battle with no winners."
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Ship Atem and Yugi? Anzu is a brainless harridan. Ship [[FoeYay Kaiba and Yugi?]] Jounouchi is a Token Homophobe for some [[FanWank stupid reason]]. Ship [[FoeYay Kaiba and Jounouchi?]] Mai is a heartless slut. (Yes, this is a gross oversimplification.) The Atem/Yugi and Yugi/Anzu fans in particular seem to have it in for each other. [[OT3 Unless they choose door number three...]]
* It's still pretty quiet for now but shipping wars are pretty common in ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}.'' Even though every single girl gets 4 episodes an arc. It's gotten to the point that the shippers are ''getting withdrawals'' due to the fact that they can't bash somebody due to the fact that they're not the love interest of that arc.
* The Ship-To-Ship Combat in ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' is mostly between the IncestSubtext fans who ship Kyousuke and his sister Kirino and the NoYay fans. Among the NoYay fans, there are fans for Kyousuke-[[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Manami]] (who consider her the most sane and normal of the choices) against fans for Kyousuke-Kuroneko/Ayase/other girls (who are seen as the more interesting choices).
* As a series with a boy with 31 girls as his harem, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is bound to have this. Even though Asuna/Negi and Nodoka/Negi are the two favorites, Chisame/Negi got more popular later on, having at least one in-universe endorser and rabid fans who tout it as if it was already canon. However, most of the fights do get ameliorated, mainly because there is one shipping that everyone can agree on: [[SchoolgirlLesbians Setsuna/Konoka]]. God help those who go against this sacred pairing.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei/Kurama vs. Hiei/Mukuro. Also, [[OfficialCouple Yusuke/Keiko]] vs. Yusuke/Anyone else. And let's ''not'' get started on how many [[MarySue Mary Sues]] get together with either Hiei or Kurama and begin their ''own'' combat...
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' had STSC almost since the beginning. [[LesYay Homura/Madoka vs. Mami/Madoka]] can get pretty bloody once or twice, and then there's quite the "potential" in Sayaka/Madoka vs. Sayaka/Kamijou, and let's not forget [[ScrewYourself Madoka/her long-haired self seen in the OP]]
** After episodes 7 and 8, a possible secondary ship war started among the Sayaka/Kyouko, Sayaka/Kamijou and Sayaka/Madoka groups. [[spoiler: With a huge side dish of Hitomi/Kamijou, or better said, [[DieForOurShip "HITOMI YOU WHORE, GET AWAY FROM SAYAKA'S MAN!"]].]]
** The STSC is notably absent between Mami/Kyouko and Mami/Madoka. [[spoiler:Even with the official description of Mami's hypothetical witch-form having representation of both Kyouko and Madoka in it.]]
* Want to start [[FlameWar an argument]], you know, [[{{Troll}} just to spice things up a little?]] Get a bunch of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' fans together, and start debating [[{{Yaoi}} Heero x Duo]] vs. Heero x Relena. Wanna spice things up even more? Bring other pairings into the equation...conventional and...[[CrackPairing otherwise.]]
** You don't even need to pit 2/1 and 1/R fans against each other. Go to the "correct" fandom corner and say that Duo should top Heero. Watch the fangirls in that corner tearing each other down about that.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' is starting to see an intense shipping war between those who support [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Flit/Emily]] and those who support [[RescueRomance Flit/Yurin]]. While it's agreed that both pairings would be good and have their own high points (Yurin is a sweet NiceGirl and the EnsembleDarkHorse, but Emily has the advantage of knowing Flit for a longer time), the fact that Flit's son Asemu resembles Emily in concept and promotional art has some shippers going at it. [[spoiler: The fact that the WhamEpisode has [[TheWoobie poor Yurin]] [[KillTheCutie die in the WORST way possible]] does NOT help the series's case.]]

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* Mocked in ''Goku Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', being described as a "battle with no winners."
* ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Ship Atem
Tamao and Yugi? Anzu is a brainless harridan. Ship [[FoeYay Kaiba and Yugi?]] Jounouchi is a Token Homophobe for some [[FanWank stupid reason]]. Ship [[FoeYay Kaiba and Jounouchi?]] Mai is a heartless slut. (Yes, this is a gross oversimplification.) The Atem/Yugi and Yugi/Anzu fans in particular seem to Yaya didn't have it in for each other. [[OT3 Unless they choose door number three...]]
* It's still pretty quiet for now but shipping wars are pretty common in ''VideoGame/{{Amagami}}.'' Even though every single girl gets 4 episodes an arc. It's gotten to the point that the
easy despite a good army of shippers are ''getting withdrawals'' due to for their side for ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''. While the fact that they can't bash somebody due to original vote was open-ended, the fact that they're not anime had the love interest of that arc.
pairings settled as Nagisa with Shizuma and Hikari with Amane. And Tamao doesn't even have another girl to fall back on... talk about fighting for a sinking ship.
* The Ship-To-Ship Combat love triangle in ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' is mostly between the IncestSubtext fans who ship Kyousuke and his sister Kirino and the NoYay fans. Among the NoYay fans, there are fans for Kyousuke-[[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Manami]] (who consider her the most sane and normal of the choices) against fans for Kyousuke-Kuroneko/Ayase/other girls (who are seen as the more interesting choices).
* As a series with a boy with 31 girls as his harem, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is bound to have this. Even though Asuna/Negi and Nodoka/Negi are the two favorites, Chisame/Negi got more popular later on, having at least one in-universe endorser and rabid fans who tout it as if it was already canon. However, most of the fights do get ameliorated, mainly
especially debated because there is one shipping that everyone can agree on: [[SchoolgirlLesbians Setsuna/Konoka]]. God help those who go against this sacred pairing.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei/Kurama vs. Hiei/Mukuro. Also, [[OfficialCouple Yusuke/Keiko]] vs. Yusuke/Anyone else. And let's ''not'' get started on how
it's bisexual: Mochizou (male) and Midori (female) both like Tamako (female). Tamako/Midori [[ShipTease teasing]] caused many [[MarySue Mary Sues]] get together with either Hiei or Kurama and begin their ''own'' combat...
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' had STSC almost since
YuriGenre fans to flock to the beginning. [[LesYay Homura/Madoka vs. Mami/Madoka]] can get pretty bloody once or twice, and then there's quite the "potential" in Sayaka/Madoka vs. Sayaka/Kamijou, and let's not forget [[ScrewYourself Madoka/her long-haired self seen in the OP]]
** After episodes 7 and 8, a possible secondary ship war started among the Sayaka/Kyouko, Sayaka/Kamijou and Sayaka/Madoka groups. [[spoiler: With a huge side dish of Hitomi/Kamijou, or better said,
series but many were hostile towards Mochizou, however oddly ''Midori'' received [[DieForOurShip "HITOMI YOU WHORE, GET AWAY FROM SAYAKA'S MAN!"]].]]
**
most of the hate]] as she actively tried to get in the way of Mochizou liking Tamako. The STSC is notably absent ship wars died though with TheMovie, ''Tamako Love Story'', especially due to [[AdaptationDisplacement many fans not even seeing the series proper]]. [[spoiler:Mochizou and Tamako are the OfficialCouple. Midori/Tamako fans were upset at the ShipSinking but many were happy that Midori wasn't randomly paired with a boy, like what happens in many series]].
* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' has had several bloody ship wars that have been known to tear apart forum communities. Everyone has their favorite girl. Back in the day the major ship wars were
between Mami/Kyouko Tenchi/Ryoko and Mami/Madoka. [[spoiler:Even with the official description Tenchi/Ayeka fans, but as of Mami's hypothetical witch-form having representation of both Kyouko and Madoka in it.]]
* Want to start [[FlameWar an argument]], you know, [[{{Troll}} just to spice things up a little?]] Get a bunch of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''
late, Tenchi/Sasami fans together, and start debating [[{{Yaoi}} Heero x Duo]] vs. Heero x Relena. Wanna spice things up even more? Bring other pairings into the equation...conventional and...[[CrackPairing otherwise.]]
** You don't even need to pit 2/1 and 1/R fans against each other. Go to the "correct" fandom corner and say that Duo should top Heero. Watch the fangirls in that corner tearing each other down about that.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' is starting to see an intense shipping war between those who support [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Flit/Emily]] and those who support [[RescueRomance Flit/Yurin]]. While it's agreed that both pairings would be good and
have their own high points (Yurin is a sweet NiceGirl and the EnsembleDarkHorse, but Emily has the advantage of knowing Flit for a longer time), the fact that Flit's son Asemu resembles Emily in concept and promotional art has some shippers going at it. [[spoiler: become more vocal. The fact that the WhamEpisode series pretty much has [[TheWoobie poor Yurin]] [[KillTheCutie die in a canon [[MarryThemAll Harem Ending]] has done little to quell the WORST way possible]] does NOT help fury of the series's case.]]shippers who think Tenchi should end up with their favorite girl.



* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is notable for two reasons. First, the main LoveTriangle is between the UnluckyChildhoodFriend ClingyJealousGirl and a psychopathic, [[SlasherSmile sadistic]] {{Yandere}} [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds with a tragic backstory]], which was engineered from the ground up to drive the fanboys into frothing ''hate'' on both sides, up to and including ''cheering on mass murder and genocide'' because "[[InsaneTrollLogic everyone deserved it]]." Second, because [[ArmedWithCanon the anime writers got in on the shipping war in favor of Kouta/Lucy]], while the manga supports Kouta/Yuka. Accordingly, Yuka's ClingyJealousGirl tendencies are played up to the point of {{Flanderization}}, while Lucy's sadism and malice are played down in favor of her bitterness and rage at the world (which are easier to sympathize with). [[spoiler: Lucy also appears to survive her final battle in the anime, but as it's CutShort, the anime team don't get to resolve the LoveTriangle.]]
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': in the countries where the anime/manga is popular, there's usually ship wars that go way beyond the levels of verbal hate and acrimoniousness, often expanding itself into RealLife bashing.
** The more remarkable examples are the ''Saint Seiya'' ship wars of [[{{het}} Het Yay]] fans (fueled by the massive creation of {{Relationship Sue}}s, once ''Saint Seiya'' has too few women on cast) against HoYay fans and vice-versa. In several occasions the ship war went to extremes of public detracting of fanwork artists' personal lifes, public menace of aggressions and even real legal offenses.
*** Not to mention how the fanatical {{Yaoi fangirl}}s mixed this with WhatMeasureIsANonBadass, trying to erase and deny ANY kind of influence that the few girls in the cast had on the guys, either romantic or friendship-like, just because they thought the girls were all weak and stupid and "not feminist enough to deserve being paired up." Shun/Hyoga shippers were really bad about it, bashing Princess Freya from the {{filler}} Ansgard arc despite how much of a PluckyGirl she is and hissing at the mere mentions of Shun's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Jun. And the less said about their thoughts on Saori, the better.
** To mention: also the pure HoYay fandom of Saint Seiya get involved in several bitter ship wars into itself, most noticeably motivated by the debates of [[{{fanon}} "what should be the "right" guys to ship according to what we see"]] and "what guys are never acceptable to ship together". These can get very, very bloody: i.e. you do NOT go into the path of a Shiryu/Seiya fangirl and tell her Shiryu should go with Mu instead without expecting at least some snark, and at worst nonstop flames.
** And last but not least? The purely het side wasn't much better, to be honest. The Shaina/Seiya and Saori/Seiya shippers were horrifyingly cruel to each other and their characters: Shaina was "a stalker and a slutty bitch", Saori was "pathetic, a coward, and not feminist enough". They also liked to bash the crap out of Miho despite how she, in practice, was put firmly in the UnluckyChildhoodFriend role.
* In the ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'' anime, Nemu is officially the winner of Junichi [[spoiler: with the exception of Da Capo If, in which Kotori wins, mainly because Nemu's dead]], since the sequel, ''VisualNovel/DaCapoII'', follows their grandkids. However, a lot of fans support some of the other girls since Nemu is usually seen as TheScrappy. Of the other remaining girls, Kotori often gets the most support, since she seems to get along very well with Junichi in the anime.
* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'': Some Shizaya fans will rip out the throats of anyone who mentions Namie or Vorona, while Mikado is just torn to pieces between everyone who wants him as their [[OneTruePairing OTP]] {{uke}}.
* After episode 19 of ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', there has been some seriously fierce ship wars between fans of Kanba/Himari, Shouma/Ringo and [[spoiler:Shouma/Himari]]. It's extremely complicated to explain due to how much of a MindScrew the series is, but basically it's like this: the [[spoiler: third]] ship didn't have much ShipTease until the aforementioned episode, and since it goes between the other two, the fans of said "other couples" were seriously thrown off and started warring against it due to possible ShipSinking. The [[spoiler: Kanba/Himari]] supporters are '''specially'' loud in their displeasure, due to the BrokenBase factor in regards to [[spoiler: Kanba the MemeticBadass]] and [[spoiler: Shouma the victim of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass]]; the other "faction" mainly tends to panic about the possible consequences, but generally don't bash [[spoiler: Shouma]].
* While the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise as a whole hasn't been totally devoid of this, ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' has brought pretty big ship wars afloat. After episodes 9 and 10 (the ones dealing with [[{{Kawaiiko}} Rise]] [[IdolSinger Kujikawa]]), the shippers went rather wild: Rise/Narukami fans (the MC is named Yuu Narukami in the anime continuity) rubbed the buttloads of ShipTease they got in the faces of '''everyone''' and claimed MemeticMutation "RISE END CONFIRMED!"]] in many forums and Website/ImageBoards (specially on Website/FourChan). Which obviously didn't go well with the [[KickChick Chie]]/Narukami and the [[YamatoNadeshiko Yukiko]]/Narukami fans -- ''specially'' the Yukiko/Narukami shippers, since Yukiko ''seemed'' to be the one favored until then. And many panicked in the moment [[{{Bokukko}} Naoto]] sorta joined in...
** And then it was massively subverted. At least on Website/FourChan, two opinions ended up overriding the others: that the HoYay between Narukami and [[TheLancer Yousuke]] was totally there ([[MemeticMutation "YOUSUKE END CONFIRMED!"]]), and that [[FanNickname Brotag]] '''would get everyone laid.'''
* ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', oh boooooooy. The Zessica/Amata and Mikono/Kagura factions are totaly vicious against the Mikono/Amata pairing. Amata is called "tool" and "ungrateful bastard" for [[spoiler: rejecting Zessica's love]], Mikono is called "slut" and "weak" for not falling into Amata's arms right away and being confused about Kagura, Zessica is [[PossessionSue Mary Sue-fied]] by self-projecting fangirls and fanboys who think Amata owes her cock because she loves him and would sacrifice lots of things for him. On the flip side Kagura is either made into a heartless and evil brute (ignoring how he isn't without his depths), or MartyStu-fied a la Zessica while his fans insist that Mikono owes him vagina for being his MoralityPet -- so Mikono going for Amata instead makes her "a shallow and traitor whore" who "abaondoned Kagura and broke Zessica".
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Natsu/Lucy vs Natsu/Lisanna. Lucy fans will often point out Natsu's lack of any sort of interest in Lisanna after her return, and fanfics will have her stay dead. Lisanna fans will cite the anime filler scenes that set her up as Natsu's tragic former love interest, their and fanfiction will often have Lucy turn out to have been a shallow replacement for her who is booted from or ignored by the guild upon Lisanna's return.
** Erza/Jellal vs Erza/Natsu vs Erza/Gray. Gray and Natsu fans get along pretty well by uniting against Jellal. While he's got canon on his side (he and Erza are the only characters to even kiss thus far, the only main characters to admit to having mutual feeling, the only ones to have a heavily developed romantic history and interactions, the only...) it's easy for Natsu and Gray fans to point out that he's also the only one to have seriously harmed Erza, often claiming that being BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time doesn't excuse him because he still physically did it, and it's easy to create a story where Erza comes to that same conclusion and decides to ignore him.
* Never EVER ask ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' fans who is a better love interest for Madlax. If you pick [[CoolBigSis Vanessa]], you'll be harshly told that [[spoiler: she's dead]] so she shouldn't really count. If you pick [[DarkActionGirl Limelda]], people will scream at you that she's an icky PsychoLesbian who [[spoiler: killed Vanessa]] and doesn't deserve Madlax.
* In ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', should [[NiceGuy Sorata]] go with [[IdiotSavant Mashiro]] or [[{{Workaholic}} Nanami]]? The competition is tight.
* In the mid-Nineties, ''Manga/SlamDunk'' had huge ship wars. Asking a YaoiFangirl whether [[TheRival Rukawa]] should go with [[BoisterousBruiser Sakuragi]] or [[TheAce Sendoh]]; or whether Sendoh should go with Rukawa or with [[{{Tsundere}} Koshino]], was... well, '''''unsafe'''''. And 90% of yaoi fans had [[DieforOurShip nothing kind to say]] about Sakuragi's canon crush [[NiceGirl Haruko]]: either she was a dumb and ungrateful slut for being oblivious to Sakuragi's feelings for her because of course Sakuragi was owed vagina for liking him, or she was a Bad Role Model for little girls for [[SmittenTeenageGirl daring to have a crush on Rukawa]], even when [[SmittenTeenageGirl she]] was perfectly aware of [[CelebCrush her feelings being one-sided and hopeless.]]
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' had some minor ship wars between Yuki/Yuno fans and Akise/Yuki fans.
* In regards to ''Manga/LoveHina'' fandom... Put a Motoko/Keitaro and a Naru/Keitaro shipper in the same room. There '''will''' be blood. And don't add a Shinobu/Keitaro shipper. You risk getting an EarthShatteringKaboom right in your face. Then bring in a Mutsumi/Keitaro shipper. '''Say your prayers, everyone.'''
* ''Manga/OnePiece'', as a NoHuggingNoKissing series, doesn't have that many shippers. However, it is full of deep bonds between characters and sometimes vague interaction between them that could serve as a basis for a potential relationship. Some of the biggest conflicts between the fandom are:
** Who [[ChasteHero Luffy]] should end up with: Nami, the brave navigator of his crew, with whom he shares a very deep bond which can be seen as romantic or not with ease -- and not to mention Nami seems to be quite focused on other matters rather than whether Luffy will bone her or not. Or Boa Hancock, empress of Amazon Lily Island who fell madly in love with him, although her displays of affection are PlayedForLaughs and while Luffy is grateful for her help during the Marineford arc, he explicitly stated that "he wasn't going to marry her".
** Of course there is also a lot of disagreement on the topic of who Nami herself should be with: the aforementioned airhead of a captain Luffy, [[ChivalrousPervert girl-crazy]] cook Sanji or the stoic, serious swordsman Zoro.
** Robin also gets some attention from shippers, albeit in her case it is mostly limited to whether she is better fit for TeamDad shipwright Franky or Zoro.
** There is also a pretty big following for the coupling of [[HoYay Sanji and Zoro]], because of their constant married-couple-like bickering, although these people mostly don't involve in arguments over other pairings for [[CrackPairing understandable reasons]]...
*** Also, there's a small but very loyal corner of Zoro/Luffy shippers who want their own share of deep and mutual trust to go beyond. And not all of them get along with other Luffy-shipping fans.
* The ''Anime/{{Free}}'' fandom is mostly peaceful, but it's already starting to show some baby symptoms. While the two ladies in the cast are mostly respected and any HetIsEw against them [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is quickly shut down by the fangirls]] (and not to mention [[ShipMates some people tend to ship Go with Mikoshiba]] and sometimes with [[LesYay Chigusa]] instead of going the DieForOurShip way), the tensions between Makoto/Haruka shippers and Rin/Haruka shippers are beginning to heat up...
** As of episode 6, it's safe to say that the fragile peace has been broken and we have a full on ship war. After [[spoiler: Rin's ungracious reaction to ''finally'' defeating Haruka]], a good part of the fandom has started SCREAMING for his blood... and unsurprisingly, the leaders of this anti-Rin "movement" are the rabid Haruka/Makoto shippers.
** And the "war" cotinued! Not only that, but a new "shipping faction" started to appear when Sousuke Yamazaki, a character from the original novels, was slated to appear in the second season. When Sousuke finally appeared and was shown to be ''very'' close to Rin, the fans went into either lovegasms or hategasms.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill''. [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Ryuko x Mako]] vs. [[FoeYay Ryuko x Satsuki]]. [[MemeticMutation DON'T LOSE YOUR WAAAAAY!]]
** [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Ira/Mako]] became a popular ship after the Naturals Election. To put it lightly, the disagreements between Ryuko/Mako and Ira/Mako in particular are... not pretty. ''Especially'' after the series ended with [[spoiler: Ryuko and Mako going on a date, and Mako even kissing her... but then the epilogue shows Satsuki tagging along, and then it cuts to a nervous Gamagoori dressed in a suit holding flowers with Mako approaching.]] The amount of bile between the two factions exploded, primarily driven by HetIsEw.
* ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea''. Since it is a LoveDodecahedron expect this to happen. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hikari/Manaka]], Hikari/Miuna and [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hikari/Chisaki]] is one of them. And don't even start with Tsumugu/Chisaki, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Kaname/Chisaki]] and Kaname/Sayu.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''. Despite having characters' ages that even younger than the original series, managed to have even more than it. The main [[HoYay Ho Yays]] of Astral/Yuma, Shark/Yuma, Kaito/Yuma and Shingetsu[[spoiler:/Vector]]/Yuma take the cake.
** On the other side of coin there is Yuma/Kotori, Yuma/Cathy, Yuma/Anna and Yuma/Rio.
** Tetsuo/Rio and IV/Rio.
* ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' gives us the rather ugly war between Kodaka/Sena and Kodaka/Yozora shippers. In other parts of the vast reaches of the internet, there's a battle brewing between those who prefer to see Kodaka with Yozora, and others who would rather see him with Sena; the other girls are largely relegated to DemotedToExtra status in this regard. Amusingly, Kodaka himself keeps letting it slip that ''Rika'' is really his type... or would be with a better personality, but that goes for all the girls.

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* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is notable for two reasons. First, the main LoveTriangle is ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fans tend to pick a side between Kurogane/Fay and Kurogane/Tomoyo. All of this is based on subtext (this is ''Creator/{{CLAMP}}'', after all), but DieForOurShip is common.
** There was also Kurogane/Fay and Chi/Fay, although
the UnluckyChildhoodFriend ClingyJealousGirl latter ship pretty much [[AbandonShipping died out]] later on
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'': Zero/Yuuki vs. Kaname/Yuuki in particular. Is Kaname a creepy [[spoiler:and incestuous]] BastardBoyfriend who wants to dominate Yuuki's life? Is Zero a wangsty moron who gets in between Kaname
and Yuuki's True Love? Is Yuuki a psychopathic, [[SlasherSmile sadistic]] {{Yandere}} [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds with a tragic backstory]], which was engineered from the ground up to drive the fanboys into frothing ''hate'' on "CanonSue", thus "undeserving" of both sides, up to and including ''cheering on mass murder and genocide'' because "[[InsaneTrollLogic everyone deserved it]]." Second, because [[ArmedWithCanon guys? This whole ship war between both ships is the anime writers got reason some fans stopped reading the manga altogether.
* Even ''Manga/WanderingSon'''s normally calm fandom gets in on ship wars sometimes. The main issue is [[PlatonicLifePartners Nitori/Takatsuki]] vs [[OfficialCouple Nitori/Anna]] vs [[FanPreferredCouple Saori/Takatsuki]]. Nitori/Saori fans are never
in on the shipping war in favor of Kouta/Lucy]], while the manga supports Kouta/Yuka. Accordingly, Yuka's ClingyJealousGirl tendencies are played up to the point of {{Flanderization}}, while Lucy's sadism and malice are played down in favor of her bitterness and rage at the world (which are easier to sympathize with). [[spoiler: Lucy also appears to survive her final battle in the anime, but as it's CutShort, the anime team don't get to resolve the LoveTriangle.]]
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'': in the countries where the anime/manga is popular, there's usually ship
wars that go way beyond the levels of verbal hate and acrimoniousness, often expanding itself into RealLife bashing.
** The more remarkable examples are the ''Saint Seiya'' ship wars of [[{{het}} Het Yay]] fans (fueled by the massive creation of {{Relationship Sue}}s, once ''Saint Seiya'' has too few women on cast) against HoYay fans and vice-versa. In several occasions the ship war went to extremes of public detracting of fanwork artists' personal lifes, public menace of aggressions and even real legal offenses.
*** Not to mention how the fanatical {{Yaoi fangirl}}s mixed this with WhatMeasureIsANonBadass, trying to erase and deny ANY kind of influence that the few girls in the cast had on the guys, either romantic or friendship-like, just
because they thought the girls were all weak and stupid and "not feminist enough to deserve being paired up." Shun/Hyoga shippers were really bad about few fans ship it, bashing Princess Freya from the {{filler}} Ansgard arc despite how much Saori's unrequited love being a major part of a PluckyGirl she is her character. Nitori and hissing at the mere mentions of Shun's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Jun. And the less said about their thoughts on Saori, the better.
** To mention: also the pure HoYay fandom of Saint Seiya get involved in several bitter ship wars into itself, most noticeably motivated by the debates of [[{{fanon}} "what should be the "right" guys to ship according to what we see"]] and "what guys are never acceptable to ship together". These can get very, very bloody: i.e. you do NOT go into the path of a Shiryu/Seiya fangirl and tell her Shiryu should go with Mu instead without expecting at least some snark, and at worst nonstop flames.
** And last but not least? The purely het side wasn't much better, to be honest. The Shaina/Seiya and Saori/Seiya shippers were horrifyingly cruel to each other and their characters: Shaina was "a stalker and a slutty bitch", Saori was "pathetic, a coward, and not feminist enough". They also liked to bash the crap out of Miho despite how she, in practice, was put firmly in the UnluckyChildhoodFriend role.
* In the ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'' anime, Nemu is officially the winner of Junichi [[spoiler: with the exception of Da Capo If, in which Kotori wins, mainly because Nemu's dead]], since the sequel, ''VisualNovel/DaCapoII'', follows their grandkids. However,
Takatsuki has had a lot of fans support some of the other girls since Nemu is usually seen as TheScrappy. Of early on, made worse by the other remaining girls, Kotori often gets anime [[PromotedToLoveInterest upping]] the most support, since she seems to get along very well with Junichi in the anime.
* ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'': Some Shizaya fans will rip out the throats of anyone who mentions Namie or Vorona, while Mikado is just torn to pieces between everyone who wants him as
ShipTease, however their [[OneTruePairing OTP]] {{uke}}.
* After episode 19 of ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', there has been some seriously fierce ship wars between fans of Kanba/Himari, Shouma/Ringo
relationship is frequently debunked in-series and [[spoiler:Shouma/Himari]]. It's extremely complicated to explain due to how much of a MindScrew the series is, but basically it's like this: the [[spoiler: third]] ship didn't two are portrayed as platonic. Many shippers consider Nitori's canon girlfriend Anna to have much ShipTease until the aforementioned episode, and since it goes between the other two, the fans of said "other couples" were seriously thrown off and started warring against it due to possible ShipSinking. The [[spoiler: Kanba/Himari]] supporters are '''specially'' loud in their displeasure, due to the BrokenBase factor in regards to [[spoiler: Kanba the MemeticBadass]] and [[spoiler: Shouma the victim of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass]]; the other "faction" mainly tends to panic about the possible consequences, but generally a [[SugarAndIcePersonality mean personality]] or just don't bash [[spoiler: Shouma]].
* While the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise as a whole hasn't been totally devoid of this, ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' has brought pretty big ship wars afloat. After episodes 9 and 10 (the ones dealing
like her with [[{{Kawaiiko}} Rise]] [[IdolSinger Kujikawa]]), the shippers went rather wild: Rise/Narukami fans (the MC Nitori. Saori/Takatsuki is named Yuu Narukami in the a completely different bag of worms for having a huge amount of FoeYay, then later just ShipTease, but no one being able to tell [[RelationshipWritingFumble how intentional]] it was. The anime continuity) rubbed the buttloads of ShipTease they got in the faces of '''everyone''' and claimed MemeticMutation "RISE END CONFIRMED!"]] in many forums and Website/ImageBoards (specially on Website/FourChan). Which obviously didn't go well with the [[KickChick Chie]]/Narukami and the [[YamatoNadeshiko Yukiko]]/Narukami caused [[FoeYayShipping Nitori/Doi]] to become a thing however more than a few fans -- ''specially'' were YaoiFangirls who don't [[MisaimedFandom even see Nitori as female]]. Other fans usually ignore the Yukiko/Narukami shippers, since Yukiko ''seemed'' to be the one favored until then. And many panicked ship in the moment [[{{Bokukko}} Naoto]] sorta joined in...
** And then it was massively subverted. At least on Website/FourChan, two opinions ended up overriding the others: that the HoYay between Narukami and [[TheLancer Yousuke]] was totally there ([[MemeticMutation "YOUSUKE END CONFIRMED!"]]), and that [[FanNickname Brotag]] '''would get everyone laid.'''
* ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', oh boooooooy. The Zessica/Amata and Mikono/Kagura factions are totaly vicious against the Mikono/Amata pairing. Amata is called "tool" and "ungrateful bastard" for [[spoiler: rejecting Zessica's love]], Mikono is called "slut" and "weak" for not falling into Amata's arms right away and being confused about Kagura, Zessica is [[PossessionSue Mary Sue-fied]] by self-projecting fangirls and fanboys who think Amata owes her cock
debates because she loves him Doi is a [[TheBully bully]] to Nitori and would sacrifice lots of things for him. On the flip side Kagura is either made into a heartless and evil brute (ignoring how he isn't without his depths), or MartyStu-fied a la Zessica while his fans insist that Mikono owes him vagina for being his MoralityPet -- so Mikono going for Amata instead makes her "a shallow and traitor whore" who "abaondoned Kagura and broke Zessica".
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Natsu/Lucy vs Natsu/Lisanna. Lucy fans will often point out Natsu's lack of any sort of
Nitori has shown no interest in Lisanna after her return, and fanfics will have her stay dead. Lisanna fans will cite the anime filler scenes that set her up as Natsu's tragic former love interest, their and fanfiction will often have Lucy turn out to have been a shallow replacement for her who is booted from or ignored by the guild upon Lisanna's return.
** Erza/Jellal vs Erza/Natsu vs Erza/Gray. Gray and Natsu fans get along pretty well by uniting against Jellal. While he's got canon on his side (he and Erza are the only characters to even kiss thus far, the only main characters to admit to having mutual feeling, the only ones to have a heavily developed romantic history and interactions, the only...) it's easy for Natsu and Gray fans to point out that he's also the only one to have seriously harmed Erza, often claiming that being BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time doesn't excuse him because he still physically did it, and it's easy to create a story where Erza comes to that same conclusion and decides to ignore him.
* Never EVER ask ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' fans who is a better love interest for Madlax. If you pick [[CoolBigSis Vanessa]], you'll be harshly told that [[spoiler: she's dead]] so she shouldn't really count. If you pick [[DarkActionGirl Limelda]], people will scream at you that she's an icky PsychoLesbian who [[spoiler: killed Vanessa]] and doesn't deserve Madlax.
* In ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', should [[NiceGuy Sorata]] go with [[IdiotSavant Mashiro]] or [[{{Workaholic}} Nanami]]? The competition is tight.
* In the mid-Nineties, ''Manga/SlamDunk'' had huge ship wars. Asking a YaoiFangirl whether [[TheRival Rukawa]] should go with [[BoisterousBruiser Sakuragi]] or [[TheAce Sendoh]]; or whether Sendoh should go with Rukawa or with [[{{Tsundere}} Koshino]], was... well, '''''unsafe'''''. And 90% of yaoi fans had [[DieforOurShip nothing kind to say]] about Sakuragi's canon crush [[NiceGirl Haruko]]: either she was a dumb and ungrateful slut for being oblivious to Sakuragi's feelings for her because of course Sakuragi was owed vagina for liking him, or she was a Bad Role Model for little girls for [[SmittenTeenageGirl daring to have a crush on Rukawa]], even when [[SmittenTeenageGirl she]] was perfectly aware of [[CelebCrush her feelings being one-sided and hopeless.]]
* ''Manga/FutureDiary'' had some minor ship wars between Yuki/Yuno fans and Akise/Yuki fans.
* In regards to ''Manga/LoveHina'' fandom... Put a Motoko/Keitaro and a Naru/Keitaro shipper in the same room. There '''will''' be blood. And don't add a Shinobu/Keitaro shipper. You risk getting an EarthShatteringKaboom right in your face. Then bring in a Mutsumi/Keitaro shipper. '''Say your prayers, everyone.'''
* ''Manga/OnePiece'', as a NoHuggingNoKissing series, doesn't have that many shippers. However, it is full of deep bonds between characters and sometimes vague interaction between them that could serve as a basis
boys (besides Takatsuki for a potential relationship. Some of the biggest conflicts between the fandom are:
** Who [[ChasteHero Luffy]] should end up with: Nami, the brave navigator of his crew, with whom he shares a very deep bond which can be seen as romantic or not with ease -- and not to mention Nami seems to be quite focused on other matters rather than whether Luffy will bone her or not. Or Boa Hancock, empress of Amazon Lily Island who fell madly in love with him, although her displays of affection are PlayedForLaughs and while Luffy is grateful for her help during the Marineford arc, he explicitly stated that "he wasn't going to marry her".
** Of course there is also a lot of disagreement on the topic of who Nami herself should be with: the aforementioned airhead of a captain Luffy, [[ChivalrousPervert girl-crazy]] cook Sanji or the stoic, serious swordsman Zoro.
** Robin also gets some attention from shippers, albeit in her case it is mostly limited to whether she is better fit for TeamDad shipwright Franky or Zoro.
** There is also a pretty big following for the coupling of [[HoYay Sanji and Zoro]], because of their constant married-couple-like bickering, although these people mostly don't involve in arguments over other pairings for [[CrackPairing understandable reasons]]...
*** Also, there's a small but very loyal corner of Zoro/Luffy shippers who want their own share of deep and mutual trust to go beyond. And not all of them get along with other Luffy-shipping fans.
* The ''Anime/{{Free}}'' fandom is mostly peaceful, but it's already starting to show some baby symptoms. While the two ladies in the cast are mostly respected and any HetIsEw against them [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is quickly shut down by the fangirls]] (and not to mention [[ShipMates some people tend to ship Go with Mikoshiba]] and sometimes with [[LesYay Chigusa]] instead of going the DieForOurShip way), the tensions between Makoto/Haruka shippers and Rin/Haruka shippers are beginning to heat up...
** As of episode 6, it's safe to say that the fragile peace has been broken and we have a full on ship war. After [[spoiler: Rin's ungracious reaction to ''finally'' defeating Haruka]], a good part of the fandom has started SCREAMING for his blood... and unsurprisingly, the leaders of this anti-Rin "movement" are the rabid Haruka/Makoto shippers.
** And the "war" cotinued! Not only that, but a new "shipping faction" started to appear when Sousuke Yamazaki, a character from the original novels, was slated to appear in the second season. When Sousuke finally appeared and was shown to be ''very'' close to Rin, the fans went into either lovegasms or hategasms.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill''. [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Ryuko x Mako]] vs. [[FoeYay Ryuko x Satsuki]]. [[MemeticMutation DON'T LOSE YOUR WAAAAAY!]]
** [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Ira/Mako]] became a popular ship after the Naturals Election. To put it lightly, the disagreements between Ryuko/Mako and Ira/Mako in particular are... not pretty. ''Especially'' after the series ended with [[spoiler: Ryuko and Mako going on a date, and Mako even kissing her... but then the epilogue shows Satsuki tagging along, and then it cuts to a nervous Gamagoori dressed in a suit holding flowers with Mako approaching.]] The amount of bile between the two factions exploded, primarily driven by HetIsEw.
* ''Anime/NagiAsuALullInTheSea''. Since it is a LoveDodecahedron expect this to happen. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hikari/Manaka]], Hikari/Miuna and [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hikari/Chisaki]] is one of them. And don't even start with Tsumugu/Chisaki, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Kaname/Chisaki]] and Kaname/Sayu.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''. Despite having characters' ages that even younger than the original series, managed to have even more than it. The main [[HoYay Ho Yays]] of Astral/Yuma, Shark/Yuma, Kaito/Yuma and Shingetsu[[spoiler:/Vector]]/Yuma take the cake.
** On the other side of coin there is Yuma/Kotori, Yuma/Cathy, Yuma/Anna and Yuma/Rio.
** Tetsuo/Rio and IV/Rio.
* ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' gives us the rather ugly war between Kodaka/Sena and Kodaka/Yozora shippers. In other parts of the vast reaches of the internet, there's a battle brewing between those who prefer to see Kodaka with Yozora, and others who would rather see him with Sena; the other girls are largely relegated to DemotedToExtra status in this regard. Amusingly, Kodaka himself keeps letting it slip that ''Rika'' is really his type... or would be with a better personality, but that goes for all the girls.
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* In the original ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', a number of possible romantic teases where put into the original series, although no actual couples ever became canon (unless you count Rika's one sided love arch). Fast forward to ''Inazuma Eleven Go'' however, where the original cast are now all adults, and it's revealed that original series protaganist Endou Mamoru is going to appear as a married man. Many debates erupted all over the place about who his wife was going to be, until it was reveled to be Natsumi Raimon. ...This was controversial, to say the least, and enraged fans went onto the forums, Tumblr, and other such places, to express their disgust at such a choice. Many arguments ensued between the different sides, the side that supported the ship or didn't see what the big deal was VS those who apposed the ship completely. Most of the complaints by those who disliked the ship revolved around how it seemed out of nowhere, and left loose ends untied. Those who stick up for the pairing point out however, that it wasn't out of nowhere, the same logic applies no matter who you pair him up with, and that those who are complaining are just butthurt that their ship didn't become canon. Most people agree on the fact that the fandom would have split no matter what ship it had been, so it wasn't specifically the ship itself that was the problem however, and despite the complaints they kept Endou and Natsumi as the canon pairing in the anime.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' started getting a lot of this as older characters graduated and were replaced with new girls. Yumi/Sachiko was always paired up against Yumi/Sei, with Sachiko being Yumi's ImpliedLoveInterest and Sei openly expressing affection towards Yumi and being somewhat perverted towards her, but Touko's introduction as Yumi's kouhai really caused a ship war. Similarly fans loved Sei's and Shimako's bond but then Sei went off to college and Noriko was introduced. Shipping debates went off on whether Shimako should wait for Sei or if she should pair up with Noriko, made even worse when Sei/Youko fans took the opportunity to have the two get together in college.
* The arguments between fans of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' get quite intense, especially fans of Eren x Mikasa and Eren x Levi, although almost every ship involving Eren or Levi has been involved in a shipping war.
* Let's not even get STARTED on the shipping wars in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Given that there are over TEN THOUSAND girls in his harem if we count the Sisters as individuals (and there's more than enough evidence to prove that), it gets pretty bloody over in that fandom.
** It gets particularly bloody between Touma x Mikoto shippers and Touma x Index shippers, given that they're the two main love interests of the series. While there isn't a lot of bashing, there's certainly a lot of evidence.
*** Touma x Mikoto shippers like to point out their various dates and how Index basically treats Touma like crap despite him basically [[PrettyFreeloaders taking care of her]] and protecting her and getting nothing in return - except for a bite on the head.
* The love triangle in ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' is especially debated because it's bisexual: Mochizou (male) and Midori (female) both like Tamako (female). Tamako/Midori [[ShipTease teasing]] caused many YuriGenre fans to flock to the series but many were hostile towards Mochizou, however oddly ''Midori'' received [[DieForOurShip most of the hate]] as she actively tried to get in the way of Mochizou liking Tamako. The ship wars died though with TheMovie, ''Tamako Love Story'', especially due to [[AdaptationDisplacement many fans not even seeing the series proper]]. [[spoiler:Mochizou and Tamako are the OfficialCouple. Midori/Tamako fans were upset at the ShipSinking but many were happy that Midori wasn't randomly paired with a boy, like what happens in many series]].
* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' is one of the most prominent examples in recent history. Any thread about the series on ''any'' fansite can be derailed [[FlameWar into a giant inferno]] by posting six simple words: "Who should Raku end up with?" The Raku/[[{{Tsundere}} Chitoge]], Raku/[[YamatoNadeshiko Onodera]] and Raku/[[{{Yandere}} Marika]] shippers WILL BE AT EACH OTHERS' THROATS. And that's not even counting those who ship Raku with [[ActionGirl Tsugumi]], [[TokenMiniMoe Haru]], [[CoolBigSis Yui]], [[LittleMissSnarker Ruri]], [[HoYay Shuu]], [[CrackPairing Claude, Kyoko-sensei...]]

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* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'': [[http://www.moonpants.org/comics/fangirl.jpg Seishirou/Subaru vs. Subaru/Kamui]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/583537/1/XMail anyone]]? In the original ''VideoGame/InazumaEleven'', a number of possible romantic teases where put into the original series, although no actual couples ever became canon (unless you count Rika's one sided love arch). Fast forward to ''Inazuma Eleven Go'' however, where the original cast are now all adults, and it's revealed that original series protaganist Endou Mamoru addition, Fuma/Kamui vs. Subaru/Kamui is going to appear as a married man. Many debates erupted all over the place about who his wife was going to be, until it was reveled to be Natsumi Raimon. ...This was controversial, to say the least, and enraged fans went onto the forums, Tumblr, and other such places, to express their disgust at such a choice. Many arguments ensued between the different sides, the side that supported the ship or didn't see what the big deal was VS those who apposed the ship completely. Most of the complaints by those who disliked the ship revolved around how it seemed out of nowhere, and left loose ends untied. Those who stick up for the pairing point out however, that it wasn't out of nowhere, the same logic applies no matter who you pair him up with, and that those who are complaining are just butthurt that their ship didn't become canon. Most people agree on the fact that the fandom would have split no matter what ship it had been, so it wasn't specifically the ship itself that was the problem however, and despite the complaints they kept Endou and Natsumi as the canon pairing bloodbath in the anime.
* ''LightNovel/MariaSamaGaMiteru'' started getting a lot of this as older characters graduated and were replaced with new girls. Yumi/Sachiko was always paired up against Yumi/Sei, with Sachiko being Yumi's ImpliedLoveInterest and Sei openly expressing affection towards Yumi and being somewhat perverted towards her, but Touko's introduction as Yumi's kouhai really caused a ship war. Similarly fans loved Sei's and Shimako's bond but then Sei went off to college and Noriko was introduced. Shipping debates went off on whether Shimako should wait for Sei or if she should pair up with Noriko, made even worse when Sei/Youko fans took the opportunity to have the two get together in college.
* The arguments between fans of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' get quite intense, especially fans of Eren x Mikasa and Eren x Levi, although almost every ship involving Eren or Levi has been involved in a shipping war.
* Let's not even get STARTED on the shipping wars in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. Given that there are over TEN THOUSAND girls in his harem if we count the Sisters as individuals (and there's more than enough evidence to prove that), it gets pretty bloody over in that fandom.
** It gets particularly bloody between Touma x Mikoto shippers and Touma x Index shippers, given that they're the two main love interests of the series. While there isn't a lot of bashing, there's certainly a lot of evidence.
*** Touma x Mikoto shippers like to point out their various dates and how Index basically treats Touma like crap despite him basically [[PrettyFreeloaders taking care of her]] and protecting her and getting nothing in return - except for a bite on the head.
* The love triangle in ''Anime/TamakoMarket'' is especially debated because it's bisexual: Mochizou (male) and Midori (female) both like Tamako (female). Tamako/Midori [[ShipTease teasing]] caused many YuriGenre fans to flock to the series but many were hostile towards Mochizou, however oddly ''Midori'' received [[DieForOurShip most of the hate]] as she actively tried to get in the way of Mochizou liking Tamako. The ship wars died though with TheMovie, ''Tamako Love Story'', especially due to [[AdaptationDisplacement many fans not even seeing the series proper]]. [[spoiler:Mochizou and Tamako are the OfficialCouple. Midori/Tamako fans were upset at the ShipSinking but many were happy that Midori wasn't randomly paired with a boy, like what happens in many series]].
* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' is one of the most prominent examples in recent history. Any thread about the series on ''any'' fansite can be derailed [[FlameWar into a giant inferno]] by posting six simple words: "Who should Raku end up with?" The Raku/[[{{Tsundere}} Chitoge]], Raku/[[YamatoNadeshiko Onodera]] and Raku/[[{{Yandere}} Marika]] shippers WILL BE AT EACH OTHERS' THROATS. And that's not even counting those who ship Raku with [[ActionGirl Tsugumi]], [[TokenMiniMoe Haru]], [[CoolBigSis Yui]], [[LittleMissSnarker Ruri]], [[HoYay Shuu]], [[CrackPairing Claude, Kyoko-sensei...]]
its own right.



* Even ''Manga/WanderingSon'''s normally calm fandom gets in on ship wars sometimes. The main issue is [[PlatonicLifePartners Nitori/Takatsuki]] vs [[OfficialCouple Nitori/Anna]] vs [[FanPreferredCouple Saori/Takatsuki]]. Nitori/Saori fans are never in on the wars because few fans ship it, despite Saori's unrequited love being a major part of her character. Nitori and Takatsuki has had a lot of fans since early on, made worse by the anime [[PromotedToLoveInterest upping]] the ShipTease, however their relationship is frequently debunked in-series and the two are portrayed as platonic. Many shippers consider Nitori's canon girlfriend Anna to have a [[SugarAndIcePersonality mean personality]] or just don't like her with Nitori. Saori/Takatsuki is a completely different bag of worms for having a huge amount of FoeYay, then later just ShipTease, but no one being able to tell [[RelationshipWritingFumble how intentional]] it was. The anime caused [[FoeYayShipping Nitori/Doi]] to become a thing however more than a few fans were YaoiFangirls who don't [[MisaimedFandom even see Nitori as female]]. Other fans usually ignore the ship in debates because Doi is a [[TheBully bully]] to Nitori and Nitori has shown no interest in boys (besides Takatsuki for a while).
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' has the question of Soma/Erina vs. Soma/Megumi. Fans of the former generally [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses bash Megumi for being "weak" and "dependent on Soma"]], whereas fans of the latter often hate Erina for being a {{Tsundere}} DefrostingIceQueen who was a bit too icy at first, even though she's gotten much better since. Smaller ships like Soma/Alice or Soma/Ikumi generally stay out of it.
* In the ''Manga/CandyCandy'' fandom the fights, scuffles and screaming matches between [[SlapSlapKiss Candy x Terry]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Candy x Albert]] fangirls ''have been going on for more than thirty years''. The first cry at how the ending [[spoiler: left Candy alone but more or less in peace (and might have opened the gates for a Candy/Albert match-up)]], while the latter accuse the opposing shippers of handwaving or ignoring all the emotional problems that Candy went through because of Terry.
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'':
** Hinanami (Chiaki and Hajime) and Komahina (Nagito and Hajime) didn't fight much in [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the visual novels' day]], but soon started when the anime all but outright stated the former ship as canon while completely ignoring the latter. The only thing Komahina got was [[spoiler:one HoYay BigLippedAlligatorMoment of Izuru and Nagito meeting]], which was played as a joke and later overshadowed by [[spoiler:Izuru and Chiaki's interactions]]. This predictably caused Hinanami fans to start preparing their victory fireworks and Komahina fans to start preparing their weapons.
** The war between them was nothing compared to the three-way war of Munakata/Chisa vs Munakata/Juzo vs Juzo/Chisa, though. Munakata/Chisa fans call Juzo an irredeemable asshole trying to break their ship apart; Munakata/Juzo fans call Chisa nothing but a ClingyJealousGirl whose sole purpose is living for Munakata; Juzo/Chisa fans call Munakata as an insane extremist who doesn't deserve Chisa; it just goes on and on. And it only got worse when it was revealed which of them Juzo was in love with: [[spoiler:[[ArmoredClosetGay Munakata]]. Cue the Munakata/Juzo fans screaming how people were homophobes if they didn't ship it, with the other two insisting that Munakata/Juzo was only shipped by insane YaoiFangirls.]] Just...good lord. And it's still going on, even though [[spoiler:''both Chisa and Juzo are dead''!]]
* The ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' fandom used to be rather peaceful about it, despite all the possible HoYay combinations that could potentially clash. The keyword is: '''used to be'''. The fourth part, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', has seen extremely ugly battles between Josuke/Okuyasu and Josuke/Rohan shippers, with Josuke/Okuyasu shippers accusing the Josuke/Rohan fans of being "pedophilia/ephebophilia supporters" since Josuke is a highschooler and Rohan is a young adult, while Josuke/Rohan fans point out that the age gap is only of four years and say that such detractors cannot distinguish fiction from reality.
* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' has a case in which several fans dislike the Bakugou/Midoriya ship. Shippers are often accused of RomanticizedAbuse due to Bakugou being Midoriya's bully during the majority of their lives, eventually even becoming the ArcVillain of the early chapters of the manga. It's only much much later in the plot that there are hints that their relationship might eventually become better. It doesn't stop the ship to be among the most popular of the fandom, however.

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* Even ''Manga/WanderingSon'''s normally calm fandom gets ''Franchise/YuGiOh''
** ''Manga/YuGiOh'': Ship Atem and Yugi? Anzu is a brainless harridan. Ship [[FoeYay Kaiba and Yugi?]] Jounouchi is a Token Homophobe for some [[FanWank stupid reason]]. Ship [[FoeYay Kaiba and Jounouchi?]] Mai is a heartless slut. (Yes, this is a gross oversimplification.) The Atem/Yugi and Yugi/Anzu fans
in on ship wars sometimes. particular seem to have it in for each other. [[OT3 Unless they choose door number three...]]
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' Scoopshippers, take arms! Tonight, the Careshippers come! But THEY ARE NOT PREPARED!
** ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''. Despite having characters' ages that even younger than the original series, managed to have even more than it.
The main issue [[HoYay Ho Yays]] of Astral/Yuma, Shark/Yuma, Kaito/Yuma and Shingetsu[[spoiler:/Vector]]/Yuma take the cake.
*** On the other side of coin there
is [[PlatonicLifePartners Nitori/Takatsuki]] vs Yuma/Kotori, Yuma/Cathy, Yuma/Anna and Yuma/Rio.
*** Tetsuo/Rio and IV/Rio.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei/Kurama vs. Hiei/Mukuro. Also,
[[OfficialCouple Nitori/Anna]] vs [[FanPreferredCouple Saori/Takatsuki]]. Nitori/Saori fans are never in on the wars because few fans ship it, despite Saori's unrequited love being a major part of her character. Nitori and Takatsuki has had a lot of fans since early on, made worse by the anime [[PromotedToLoveInterest upping]] the ShipTease, however their relationship is frequently debunked in-series and the two are portrayed as platonic. Many shippers consider Nitori's canon girlfriend Anna to have a [[SugarAndIcePersonality mean personality]] or just don't like her with Nitori. Saori/Takatsuki is a completely different bag of worms for having a huge amount of FoeYay, then later just ShipTease, but no one being able to tell [[RelationshipWritingFumble how intentional]] it was. The anime caused [[FoeYayShipping Nitori/Doi]] to become a thing however more than a few fans were YaoiFangirls who don't [[MisaimedFandom even see Nitori as female]]. Other fans usually ignore the ship in debates because Doi is a [[TheBully bully]] to Nitori and Nitori has shown no interest in boys (besides Takatsuki for a while).
* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' has the question of Soma/Erina
Yusuke/Keiko]] vs. Soma/Megumi. Fans of the former generally [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses bash Megumi for being "weak" and "dependent on Soma"]], whereas fans of the latter often hate Erina for being a {{Tsundere}} DefrostingIceQueen who was a bit too icy at first, even though she's gotten much better since. Smaller ships like Soma/Alice or Soma/Ikumi generally stay out of it.
* In the ''Manga/CandyCandy'' fandom the fights, scuffles and screaming matches between [[SlapSlapKiss Candy x Terry]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan Candy x Albert]] fangirls ''have been going on for more than thirty years''. The first cry at how the ending [[spoiler: left Candy alone but more or less in peace (and might have opened the gates for a Candy/Albert match-up)]], while the latter accuse the opposing shippers of handwaving or ignoring all the emotional problems that Candy went through because of Terry.
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'':
** Hinanami (Chiaki and Hajime) and Komahina (Nagito and Hajime) didn't fight much in [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the visual novels' day]], but soon
Yusuke/Anyone else. And let's ''not'' get started when the anime all but outright stated the former ship as canon while completely ignoring the latter. The only thing Komahina got was [[spoiler:one HoYay BigLippedAlligatorMoment of Izuru on how many [[MarySue Mary Sues]] get together with either Hiei or Kurama and Nagito meeting]], which was played as a joke and later overshadowed by [[spoiler:Izuru and Chiaki's interactions]]. This predictably caused Hinanami fans to start preparing begin their victory fireworks and Komahina fans to start preparing their weapons.
** The war between them was nothing compared to the three-way war of Munakata/Chisa vs Munakata/Juzo vs Juzo/Chisa, though. Munakata/Chisa fans call Juzo an irredeemable asshole trying to break their ship apart; Munakata/Juzo fans call Chisa nothing but a ClingyJealousGirl whose sole purpose is living for Munakata; Juzo/Chisa fans call Munakata as an insane extremist who doesn't deserve Chisa; it just goes on and on. And it only got worse when it was revealed which of them Juzo was in love with: [[spoiler:[[ArmoredClosetGay Munakata]]. Cue the Munakata/Juzo fans screaming how people were homophobes if they didn't ship it, with the other two insisting that Munakata/Juzo was only shipped by insane YaoiFangirls.]] Just...good lord. And it's still going on, even though [[spoiler:''both Chisa and Juzo are dead''!]]
* The ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' fandom used to be rather peaceful about it, despite all the possible HoYay combinations that could potentially clash. The keyword is: '''used to be'''. The fourth part, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', has seen extremely ugly battles between Josuke/Okuyasu and Josuke/Rohan shippers, with Josuke/Okuyasu shippers accusing the Josuke/Rohan fans of being "pedophilia/ephebophilia supporters" since Josuke is a highschooler and Rohan is a young adult, while Josuke/Rohan fans point out that the age gap is only of four years and say that such detractors cannot distinguish fiction from reality.
* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' has a case in which several fans dislike the Bakugou/Midoriya ship. Shippers are often accused of RomanticizedAbuse due to Bakugou being Midoriya's bully during the majority of their lives, eventually even becoming the ArcVillain of the early chapters of the manga. It's only much much later in the plot that there are hints that their relationship might eventually become better. It doesn't stop the ship to be among the most popular of the fandom, however.
''own'' combat...
2nd Jan '17 12:24:11 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' has a case in which several fans dislike the Bakugou/Midoriya ship. Shippers are often accused of RomanticizedAbuse due to Bakugou being Midoriya's bully during the majority of their lives, eventually even becoming the ArcVillain of the early chapters of the manga. It's only much much later in the plot that there are hints that their relationship might eventually become better. It doesn't stop the ship to be among the most popular of the fandom, however.
15th Dec '16 9:53:51 PM Doug86
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** Special mention goes to the war between the Davis/Kari shippers and the TK/Kari shippers. For a short time on Fanfiction.net, a person by the name of Mykan (known for ''/FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'') somehow became leader of a group of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Dakari]] shippers (and thus earning him the name "Dakari-King Mykan") and invoking a flame war that he himself compares to ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo''.

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** Special mention goes to the war between the Davis/Kari shippers and the TK/Kari shippers. For a short time on Fanfiction.net, a person by the name of Mykan (known for ''/FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'') somehow became leader of a group of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Dakari]] shippers (and thus earning him the name "Dakari-King Mykan") and invoking a flame war that he himself compares to ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo''.''UsefulNotes/WorldWarII''.
2nd Dec '16 12:08:48 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' fandom used to be rather peaceful about it, despite all the possible HoYay combinations that could potentially clash. The keyword is: '''used to be'''. The fourth part, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', has seen extremely ugly battles between Josuke/Okuyasu and Josuke/Rohan shippers, with Josuke/Okuyasu shippers accusing the Josuke/Rohan fans of being "pedophilia/ephebophilia supporters" due to the agte difference (Josuke is 16-17, Rohan is 22) while Josuke/Rohan fans call Josuke/Okuyasu fans of being unable to separate reality from fiction.

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* The ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' fandom used to be rather peaceful about it, despite all the possible HoYay combinations that could potentially clash. The keyword is: '''used to be'''. The fourth part, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', has seen extremely ugly battles between Josuke/Okuyasu and Josuke/Rohan shippers, with Josuke/Okuyasu shippers accusing the Josuke/Rohan fans of being "pedophilia/ephebophilia supporters" due to the agte difference (Josuke since Josuke is 16-17, a highschooler and Rohan is 22) a young adult, while Josuke/Rohan fans call Josuke/Okuyasu fans point out that the age gap is only of being unable to separate reality four years and say that such detractors cannot distinguish fiction from fiction.reality.
2nd Dec '16 11:57:54 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* The ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' fandom used to be rather peaceful about it, despite all the possible HoYay combinations that could potentially clash. The keyword is: '''used to be'''. The fourth part, ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', has seen extremely ugly battles between Josuke/Okuyasu and Josuke/Rohan shippers, with Josuke/Okuyasu shippers accusing the Josuke/Rohan fans of being "pedophilia/ephebophilia supporters" due to the agte difference (Josuke is 16-17, Rohan is 22) while Josuke/Rohan fans call Josuke/Okuyasu fans of being unable to separate reality from fiction.
19th Nov '16 6:10:00 PM Apocrypha
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* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'':
** Hinanami (Chiaki and Hajime) and Komahina (Nagito and Hajime) didn't fight much in [[VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2 the visual novels' day]], but soon started when the anime all but outright stated the former ship as canon while completely ignoring the latter. The only thing Komahina got was [[spoiler:one HoYay BigLippedAlligatorMoment of Izuru and Nagito meeting]], which was played as a joke and later overshadowed by [[spoiler:Izuru and Chiaki's interactions]]. This predictably caused Hinanami fans to start preparing their victory fireworks and Komahina fans to start preparing their weapons.
** The war between them was nothing compared to the three-way war of Munakata/Chisa vs Munakata/Juzo vs Juzo/Chisa, though. Munakata/Chisa fans call Juzo an irredeemable asshole trying to break their ship apart; Munakata/Juzo fans call Chisa nothing but a ClingyJealousGirl whose sole purpose is living for Munakata; Juzo/Chisa fans call Munakata as an insane extremist who doesn't deserve Chisa; it just goes on and on. And it only got worse when it was revealed which of them Juzo was in love with: [[spoiler:[[ArmoredClosetGay Munakata]]. Cue the Munakata/Juzo fans screaming how people were homophobes if they didn't ship it, with the other two insisting that Munakata/Juzo was only shipped by insane YaoiFangirls.]] Just...good lord. And it's still going on, even though [[spoiler:''both Chisa and Juzo are dead''!]]
14th Oct '16 12:11:39 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* With the announcement of a new ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' movie after the series has ended, the new female character is ''already'' getting MarySue calls and "she better not break up my OTP" shit. We don't know ANYTHING about her, and she's STILL being accused of Suedom? Come ON, FanDumb!

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* With the announcement of a new ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' movie after the series has ended, the new female character is ''already'' getting MarySue calls and "she better not break up my OTP" shit. We don't know ANYTHING about her, and she's STILL being accused of Suedom? Come ON, FanDumb!''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':


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** When a NonSerialMovie (''The Star of Milos'') was announced after the ''Brotherhood'' series ended, the new female lead Julia Crichton got MarySue calls and "she better not break up my OTP" shit ''right after the movie was revealed''.
8th Oct '16 5:45:44 PM Mullon
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* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', thanks to ''nine'' {{One True Pairing}}s and one canon CargoShip (as explained in the manga's [[YMMV/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows YMMV Page]]), [[AGodAmI Keima]] is somehow locked inside a 10-way tussle... until the author finally decided via [=FLAG=] 267 to [[ShipSinking sink all but one ship]] involved. Cue rabid fans who are not in favor of the [[spoiler:Keima/Chihiro]] pairing raging at the outcome, as evidenced by [[http://cdn.awwni.me/o96m.jpg this pic of comments]] from [[ImageBoard /a/]][[labelnote:WARNING]]Pic in said link contains ''very'' strong language. Open at your own risk...[[/labelnote]]

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* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', thanks to ''nine'' {{One True Pairing}}s and one canon CargoShip (as explained in the manga's [[YMMV/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows YMMV Page]]), [[AGodAmI Keima]] is somehow locked inside a 10-way tussle... until the author finally decided via [=FLAG=] 267 to [[ShipSinking sink all but one ship]] involved. Cue rabid fans who are not in favor of the [[spoiler:Keima/Chihiro]] pairing raging at the outcome, as evidenced by [[http://cdn.awwni.me/o96m.jpg this pic of comments]] from [[ImageBoard [[Website/FourChan /a/]][[labelnote:WARNING]]Pic in said link contains ''very'' strong language. Open at your own risk...[[/labelnote]]
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