Created By: Koopacooper on June 30, 2013 Last Edited By: Paradisesnake on August 31, 2013
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Non-Romantic Shipping

Where the fans think two characters should go together, but not in THAT kind of way....

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So there's these two characters in a story that you like, and think should totally be together. But you don't think they would ever be romantically involved - just that they would be really really great friends. So you're shipping them together, but not in a romantic-type way....

Obviously, Shipping is the super-trope - or perhaps sister trope - to this, but that's about fans romantically pairing characters together. This is where you just wish they'd be bestest friends. Canonical best-friends come under other tropes, such as BF Fs, Platonic Life Partners or Heterosexual Life-Partners.
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  • June 30, 2013
    XFllo
    Don't we have it already? There are so many Shipping tropes that I think one of the puns is hiding this kind of shipping. :-) If we don|t have it, then this draft would have my support. I think it's quite common Audience Reaction.
  • June 30, 2013
    MissKitten
    It's often dubbed Brotps (bromantic otps) or Friend Shipping. That said, we have a lot of shipping tropes but I don't think we have one for platonic ships (because honestly platonic ships while popular are far in between compared to romantic ones).
  • July 1, 2013
    Melkior
    It sounds like this trope could be better named Platonic Shipping.
  • July 1, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    Pot Holed the trope names in the draft. Also, Platonic Shipping sounds to me like a good name for this.
  • July 1, 2013
    MorningStar1337
    Aww, but Friend Shipping's punny.
  • July 1, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    ^ Oh, I was in such a hurry that I didn't even notice that! That's actually quite clever :D
  • July 1, 2013
    XFllo
    If Friend Shipping is used as established term for it in the fandoms, then it's quite clear we should have it. I quite like the pun, too. And Platonic Shipping could be a redirect.
  • August 31, 2013
    Koopacooper
    Actually, since I originally put this out there, I've also come across the term Friend Shipping as referring to the regular-style shipping of characters who are canonical friends. So it's got 2 definitions that are not really compatible with each other...
  • August 31, 2013
    KingZeal
  • August 31, 2013
    DAN004
    Just BFF can make a good title, and can be compared to OTP.
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