* A lot of people forget that [[ArchieComics Archie and Veronica]] were the original OfficialCouple; it's only because of Betty being a BetterThanCanon match for him that BettyAndVeronica even became a ''question''. The newspaper comic version does a much better job of emphasizing Archie/Veronica, but this still just doesn't help at all. During the last couple of decades, the writers have tried to make the triangle more even; Betty gets about as many dates with Archie, and Veronica has several other (one-shot) boyfriends.
** How seriously do fans take Archie/Betty? A Dallas comics collector [[http://www.wiredprnews.com/2009/08/15/archie-comics-collector-sells-issue-to-protest-engagement_200908155186.html sold his copy of Archie Comics #1 at auction]], to protest a storyline where ''Archie and Veronica'' get married TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. The joke's on him - that particular storyline was but just one of a pair of {{Alternate Timeline}}s, covering the first half of that storyline. The second half had ''Archie and Betty'' getting married also in the near-future.
* Lenore and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Ragamuffin]] from ''LenoreTheCuteLittleDeadGirl'' and ''how''. To the point where most fanart and fanfiction involve the two of them. It doesn't help that they have a bucket filled with NoYay and RelationshipWritingFumble, especially in the original comics.
* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Yes, you read that right. You have Creator/JoeQuesada to thank. MJ actually has more of a history of this reaction: she was--and still is--very popular with the fans, and she's been written out of the books before to have a more "appropriate" love interest brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper). Problem is, with the exception of maybe The Black Cat, these love interests are as dull as a rock and don't hold a candle to MJ's character. From the very start of their relationship, fans preferred Peter with MJ. If only those silly creators didn't get in the way...
** If you know where to look, Peter and MJ are still very much together (the Spider-Man newspaper strip for example)
** Back when Gwen was still alive and Peter Parkers's official love interest, Mary Jane Watson's unexpectedly huge popularity with the readers was a serious problem for Stan Lee and John Romita. They tried a lot of things to tone MJ down and make Gwen more "exciting," which in some respects only lampshaded their problem as it made Gwen more and more resemble MJ, most notably by changing her original hairstyle into a variant of Mary Jane's. The way Stan Lee wrote about it later, the matter was not helped by the fact that he himself found Gwen less interesting than MJ...
* In ComicBook/TheMightyThor, the [[JustForPun mightiest]] pairing is easily the FoeYay[=/=]HoYay[=/=]NotBloodSiblings-Yay of Thor/Loki. This is most likely because they're the two most established characters in the series, and have a few really heartwarming moments that the shippers run with. Plus, on the het side, the Thor/Jane (or Don/Jane, it's gotten confusing) Thor/Sif, and Thor/Amora shippers are too busy fighting with each other to deal with Thor/Loki shippers. Even though it's canon, most people regard DoctorDoom[=x=]Loki as a joke.
* Many fans prefer [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Woman]] to be paired off with Namor rather than her own husband. Considering the playing-up of Mr. Fantastic's neglectful side AND having Sue and Reed be on opposite sides of the Comicbook/CivilWar, it seemed like a distinct possibility. (And, not surprisingly, it didn't happen. But they did tease us with it a bit.)
* An interesting situation occurs in the ''ComicBook/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' comic since many fans wanted Zayne to hook up with [[ActionGirl Jarael]] instead of his more obvious love interest, Shel. The reason this is an interesting situation is because [[spoiler:Zayne and Jarael become a couple in the last issue, thus making this a rare example of the FanPreferredCouple ''turning into'' the OfficialCouple]].
* For a long time, Franchise/{{X-Men}} Wolverine/Jean Grey was a lot more popular than the well-established, long-term Cyclops/Jean Grey. The love triangle was popular enough to persist in most adaptations of the characters, but once Cyclops hooked up with Emma Frost, and Jean Grey stayed dead for a longer time than she stayed alive, the ball was thrown back up into the air as to what was preferred.
* Many ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' fans were thrilled when Beast Boy and Raven got together. Than came ''[[TimeSkip One Year Later]]'', during which they broke up. The fans were less than thrilled. The fandom rejoiced when the two finally grew up and reunited in 100th issue of Teen Titans in 2011... but then came the ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot. Shoot.
* ''Comicbook/SpiderGirl'' has May and Wes and before the ShipSinking, [[spoiler: May/Normie]].
* DonaldDuck and Kay K is more popular than [[OfficialCouple Donald and Daisy Duck]] for ''DoubleDuck'''s readers.
* ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} and ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}, even after breaking up, are vastly preferred to the pairing of Hawkeye and Comicbook/SpiderWoman.

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