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[[caption-width-right:300:[-These are only ''some'' of the canonical ones for Chloe Sullivan.-][[note]]'''From top to bottom: '''[[TemporaryLoveInterest Justin Gaines]], [[{{Franchise/Superman}} Clark Kent]], JimmyOlsen, [[GreenArrow Oliver Queen]]. Not pictured: [[TheSociopath Ian Randall]], (WordOfGod-confirmed) [[FoeYay Lionel Luthor]], [[LikesOlderWomen Stephen Swift]].[[/note]]]]
* Fan discussion around ''AgentsOfSHIELD'' and shipping, especially post-Season 1, tends not so much to ask "Which couple do you ship?", rather "Who do you ship Simmons with?". In roughly descending order, the top five seems to be [[ObliviousToLove Fitz]], [[FoeYay Ward]], [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Skye]], [[LesYay May]] and [[LoveTriangle Triplett]] - leaving only [[TeamDad Coulson]] omitted out of the main cast. The former three also seem to be the most popular ships in the fandom overall.
** Ward isn't far behind. In addition to actually hooking up with May and having feelings for Skye, he's shipped with Fitz (generally with a {{Seme}} and {{Uke}} dynamic) just as often as he is with Simmons.[[spoiler: Post-betrayal, you can add Raina to the mix as well]].
* Among the corner of the ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'' fandom that has special love for Lt. Felix Gaeta, he has been happily paired with every character (male, female, human, [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Cylon]]) you can think of. Including quite a few he has no real interaction with on the show.
** And there's no possible way of counting the Kara "Starbuck" Thrace pairings. Or threesomes. Or...''That'' was bound to happen because in the show itself she ReallyGetsAround. Gaius Baltar and Ellen Tigh also have a number of pairings. Even Lee has a collection.
* In ''Series/BlakesSeven'', [=Avon/=]AnythingThatMoves (and [[CargoShip Orac]], which doesn't).
* Faith Lehane from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' is a LauncherOfAThousandShips not just for her own fandom, but for many, many others. Just in fandom there's been Faith/Cordelia, Faith/Dawn, Faith/Buffy, Faith/Willow, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs Faith/Dawn/Buffy/Willow]], Faith/Spike, Faith/Angel, Faith/Wesley, Faith/Xander, Faith/Tara (who she met once, in Buffy's body), Faith/Tara/Willow, Faith/Robin Wood (canon, but they broke up between Seasons 7 and 8), Faith/Giles, Faith/Joyce, Faith/Anya, Faith/Harmony, Faith/Lilah Morgan (admittedly, Faith did hit on her the one time they met) and a few Faith/Everyone fics. And that's just in fandom.
** Spike is another lucky one that has been paired endlessly with every imaginable character, including ones he never met. Like Ampata, the Inca mummy girl, who was only in one episode. Spike wasn't in it.
** Angel is another, though it's more understandable, given there are the ships from Buffy and then the ships from ''Series/{{Angel}}''. There's canon Angel/Darla, Angel/Dru and Angel/Buffy, and then there are Angel/Spike, Angel/Wes, Angel/Lilah, Angel/Fred, Angel/Lindsey, Angel/Cordelia. Gunn is possibly the odd one out.
** Buffy even gets her share. Outside of her canon love interests Angel, Riley and Spike, there's Buffy/Willow, Buffy/Xander, Buffy/Dawn, Buffy/Anya, Giles/Buffy, and the ever so popular Buffy/Faith. To name the characters she has shipped with both in and outside her own series would take up the whole page.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds''' Reid. Fandom ships him with ''everyone''. Even half the [[FoeYay unsubs]]. And there are also a lot of crossover ships.
* Annie Edison is this in ''Series/{{Community}}'', evidently. About half of the speculations have been hinted at in canon.
** More than half really. She's had (some admittedly small amounts, but still) ShipTease with Jeff, Britta, Abed, Troy and a canon relationship with Vaughn (along with multiple minor characters, such as Starburns and Professor British Guy pointing out how smoking hot she is). That really only leaves Shirley and Pierce.
** There's a further irony regarding Annie's status as the show's resident LauncherOfAThousandShips in that she's ''also'' clearly established as being the most prudish, repressed and naive of the characters concerning matters of sexuality, and tends to stumble into such matters unwittingly.
** The episode featuring the CrackPairing description features pairing of most possible characters. Abed is very into every possible pairing.
* Pretty much every main credits character in the ''{{CSI}}'' franchise series is this by now. It's easier to name the ones who *haven't* been paired with everyone else in their own show and several in the other shows.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' has Sean. It doesn't help that every girl he's shared a scene with (and a few he hasn't) have said how hot he is. For reasoning, Emma, Ellie, and Ashley are canon, Manny talks about how hot he is, Paige and Hazel are popular {{Crack Pairing}}s, and that really leaves Liberty, which goes to show [[IncrediblyLamePun accidents will happen]]. For HoYay, let's see...He's the only person who truly understands Rick, he and Ellie defend Rick before anyone else does, and then he kills Rick; on TV.com, this combines with [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion speculation about Toby's taste in anime]] to turn the yaoi up some. Then there's Craig; indeed, Sean/Craig is the official couple over at TV.com's ''Degrassi'' forum, complete with a user named Seaig. More relevant, though, is that Craig wanted Sean to run away with him, and attempted suicide when Sean didn't. For Jimmy, there's this FoeYay between them at first that is SeriousBusiness, and then Jimmy's girlfriend cheats with Sean and goes on and on about how Sean's the better man, sprinkling in double entendres throughout. JT and Toby think Sean scores a lot, and JT tries to get him to use X. Marco's first crush is actually Sean, complete with MaleGaze shot of Sean's naked torso. Jay is a popular choice because of how mopey Jay gets when Sean isn't around. Peter has a serious obsession with Sean during their FoeYay episodes. As for Spinner? There's actually a promo pic of Daniel Clark embracing Shane Kippel.
** Not even Liberty was immune to it. In Season 3, she had a very blatant- if ''only'' for one episode- crush on Sean. On top of that, there's Ashley, too, which is sort of Canon.
** For slash-alone, Marco. Some fans just aren't that original.
** Eli seems to have inherited Sean's throne. Canonically, he's been with just Clare and Julia, with hints of him and Imogen becoming an item currently there. However, within the fandom, he's shipped with EVERYONE. Special mention goes to Fitz, Adam, and Fiona, however. The former of whom is a (As far as we've seen) [[HoYayShipping straight male]], as well as his [[FoeYay rival during Season 10]]. And with the latter two Adam is an FTM Straight Transgender, and Fiona a lesbian. And then there's [[CargoShip Eli/Morty the Hearse....]]
* Jack Harkness of ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. Of course, he'd almost certainly flirt with these characters at a minimum. There is a ImageMacro series out there pairing him with (among others) [[TheWestWing CJ Cregg]], of all people.
** This one has both been artificially inflated and taken to the next level by a fic challenge on a very popular ''Doctor Who'' community, called [[http://sarkastic.livejournal.com/283926.html "Jack Harkness Sexes Everyone in Every Fandom Ever"]], which has at its core the absolutely impossible goal of writing enough fics to achieve just that.
** The Doctor himself. Especially since the newer Doctors -- Eight, Nine, Ten and especially Eleven -- are a bit on the slutty side, and the Doctor has been written as bisexual ever since the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures''. While the Doctor/Rose, Doctor/River, Doctor/Fitz and Doctor/Charley shippers are the most vocal (and have the most canonical ships), there's strong support for the Doctor/Martha (who kiss), [[HoYay the Doctor/Jack]] (who kiss), [[FoeYay the Doctor/the Master]] (who... well it's a long story, but there was [[WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka that one timeline where they dated]]), [[RoboShip the Doctor/the TARDIS]] (who kiss), and this is all just from the new series. Even from the old series, there's the Doctor/Romana (he kissed the first in a non-canon special, and married the second in real life), the Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith, and many, many more. Really, you can just say Doctor/X Companion and there's probably someone shipping it.
*** [[ScrewYourself The Doctor/the Doctor]]...in all 169 [[note]] 196 if you also count either the Valeyard or Metacrisis Tenth Doctor, 225 if you count both of 'em[[/note]] combinations thereof.
**** Up to 32752 including ships with more than two Doctors.
** The Brigadier, because of his insanely long tenure, can logically be paired with each of the first seven Doctors (Eight, if you count Creator/BigFinish) in turn without any stretch in continuity. Season 7 of the new series actually made a deliberate ShipSinking effort for the pairing, but as we know, [[ArcWords the Doctor lies]].
** Amy Pond is ''extremely'' popular in [[CrossoverShip crossover shipping]].
** If you give the First Doctor Era fans more than a passing glance, you'll find that Steven gets shipped with just about every character he comes into contact with including Dodo, Vicki, Katarina, Oliver, Sara Kingdom and the Doctor himself. it certainly helps that the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse makes it clear that Steven's from a FreeLoveFuture.
** Clara Oswin Oswald can, ''canonically'' as of "The Name Of The Doctor", be shipped with every single ''Doctor Who'' character ever. If her personality doesn't match the ship -- no problem, ''this'' Clara can just be a bit different. If she's shipped with the Doctor but he's not supposed to remember her face before "The Snowmen" -- no problem, he gets TraumaInducedAmnesia every few seasons anyway. The Clara/Ace ship on Ice World, in particular, has lots of leather jackets and fabulous EightiesHair.
** Jo Grant, from the Third Doctor era, lends herself extremely well to shipping. She went on dates with Mike Yates in the ExpandedUniverse, married the leader of a hippie commune in the TV series, and has met up with the Eighth Doctor (in the novels) and the Eleventh (in the Sarah Jane Adventures). Add to that the picture of actress Katy Manning posing naked with a Dalek, which was canonised in the IDW comic "Prisoners Of Time", as well as pictures like [[https://twitter.com/ManningOfficial/status/515757751432413184/photo/1 these]] with Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi...
** And then there's Franchise/IrisWildthyme, a big old slutty drunken ham of an alleged Time Lady who claims to have "had" the Doctor and who fancies ''all'' his incarnations. In addition to the slew of lovers and husbands who show in her own series.
* James Diamond from ''Series/{{BigTimeRush}}'' gets shipped with [[HoYay Logan, Kendall]], Carlos, [[CrackShip Kelly]], Katie (although thankfully most stories about this pairing take place a few years in the future when Katie's legal), [[OT3 the aforementioned Logan and his canon girlfriend Camille both an once]], a popular CrossoverShip with Tori Vega from ''Victorious'' and many more besides that. He's the best looking out of a CastFullOfPrettyBoys, so what do you expect?
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Just every damn character. Pick any combination of the show's eleven regulars, and it won't be too hard to find a fanfic pairing them up.
** It gets Jayne Cobb shipped with nearly everyone. Most common shippings include River or Zoe, but there's also plenty of fic involving Kaylee or Inara, as well as ones involving Simon or Mal. Jayne is the token barbarian of the series -- he likes guns, booze and women, and he'll take any that seem available.
** River gets paired up with a lot of people. The most common ones are [[BrotherSisterIncest Simon]] (which is nicknamed Crazy Space Incest), the aforementioned Jayne and Mal, but also with Kaylee, Inara, Wash, Book, [[NoYay Jubal Early]], [[FoeYay the Operative]] and [[CrackPairing even Badger]]. The fact that she fits this trope despite being seventeen on a ship whose median age seems to be about thirty is especially disturbing.
* Rachel from ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Helped by the fact she was roomates with Monica (up until early season 6), Phoebe (season 6), Joey (seasons 6 to 10, intermittently) and Ross (briefly during 8 and 9). Several subtle (and not so subtle) ship teasing between her and the other girls (notably in some fights and "what if?" instances), some with Chandler (especially in early seasons) and she dated the remaining regulars. The character also, at some point, [[spoiler: kissed every other person in the main cast, including the girls]]. Joey also qualifies ([[spoiler:he also kissed all of them]]).
* Both Puck and Rachel on ''Series/{{Glee}}''.
** Kurt isn't quite as popular because he mostly [[CampGay doesn't get shipped with girls]], but he has been shipped with EVERY male character to appear on the show, and as the series continues there's been more and more Kurt/Various Girls fic. Apparently [[MostFanFicWritersAreGirls fangirls]] like a challenge almost as much as they like canon gayness.
** Blaine is also quickly becoming this - and unlike Kurt, he did have an episode where he briefly doubted his sexuality, which fans have taken as an A-OK to ship him with girls. He's still mostly been shipped with guys, though, but like Kurt, it's with just about every guy on the show.
** Quinn is quickly becoming this, too. The fact that she's hopped from boyfriend to boyfriend in canon - and, as of Season 4, even had a BiTheWay moment with Santana - means there's more than enough establishment for it.
** Sam also frequently gets this treatment, largely because of fans who keep holding out hope for BiTheWay with him, even though he's only dated girls on the show.
** Former bully Dave has been shipped with Kurt, Sebastian, and Blaine, and a few of the straight boys. Most of this is because he hasn't appeared since the BittersweetEnding to his {{gayngst}} storyline and many fans simply want him to be happy with someone.
* Blair from ''GossipGirl'' has been shipped with everyone in the show, including men who only love Serena, straight girls, her worst enemy, and her boyfriend's deceased father. Apart from that she's also been paired with [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]], [[Film/{{Harry Potter}} Draco Malfoy]], [[{{The Vampire Diaries}} Damon Salvatore]], [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Dean Winchester]], and ''[[Series/{{Glee}} Rachel Berry]]''. And many more.
* In addition to Peter Petrelli, Sylar is also a Launcher Of A Thousand Ships in the ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' fandom. Check out this LJ ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' community: [[http://community.livejournal.com/rare_heroes/ Rare Heroes]]. Look at the pairing tags list; Peter and Sylar have the most pairings. Peter actually comes in as a close ''second'' to Sylar, when you count them up.
** Every Heroes fanfic is about Peter, Sylar, Claire, or Elle, usually a combination of two...or more.
** [[http://fantasticpants.livejournal.com/35297.html This Livejournal]], "The Heroes Slash Manual", applies this quality to Kaito Nakamura...after a fashion.
* Duncan Macleod in ''{{Series/Highlander}}''. Aside from the canon Duncan/Tessa and Duncan/Amanda, there's a lot of Duncan/Methos, some Duncan/Joe and even some Duncan/Richie now and then. And Connor has likely been paired with him a time or two as well.
* It seems agreed on by much of the ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' fandom that Patricia makes a good pairing with virtually every other student in the house, regardless of gender. ([[TeacherStudentRomance And one teacher.]]) While they can be platonic most of them are viewed as romantic.
* Barney in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. The most popular pairing is Barney/Robin, but it is by no means the only one.
** Barney/Lily is ''HIMYM'''s biggest UC ship. He's also shipped with [[HoYay Marshall]] and [[HoYay Ted]]. Or Stella and Victoria. Plus the crossovers...
* As it's his show, Series/{{House}} obviously gets treated like the fandom bicycle by fic writers. He's been paired up with everyone, from Wilson, Cuddy, Chase, Foreman and Cameron to Vogler, Tritter and, um, a giant squid. Which clearly hasn't been on the show but still...
** Chase too. I've seen Chase/House, Chase/Foreman, Chase/Cameron, Chase/Stacy, Chase/Wilson, Chase/Cuddy, Chase/Kutner and Chase/Lucas.
** Thirteen also probably qualifies as this. While the most popular pairings continue to be [[OfficialCouple Thirteen/Foreman]], [[ShipSinking Thirteen/Kutner]], [[PairTheSpares Thirteen/Chase]], and [[LesYay Thirteen/Cameron]], Thirteen/House, Thirteen/Wilson, Thirteen/Cuddy, and Thirteen/Taub all have followings.
* Sam in ''Series/{{iCarly}}''. She has fanbases (although small in some cases) for pairings with Freddie, Carly, Spencer, Gibby, Griffin, Missy, Principal Franklin, Wendy, Brad, Shelby, Jade from {{Victorious}} and Alex from ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. The prevalent fandom interpretation of her is that she is bi.
** The male version is Freddie. He has been paired with Carly, Sam, Spencer, Gibby, Wendy, Melanie, Shelby, along with several girls of the week, and two reasonably popular CrossoverShip pairings, one with Megan from DrakeAndJosh, and the more recent one with Cat from {{Victorious}}.
* Zev/Xev from ''{{Lexx}}'' for [[ReallyGetsAround obvious reasons]].
* It's a ''Series/LawAndOrder'', so it isn't that obvious, but in the (admittedly small) [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit L&O:SVU]] fandom, Olivia Benson is this. Probably because she's Mariska flippin' Hargitay.
* On ''Series/{{Lost}}'' Claire Littleton tends to get paired with anyone she has any sort of contact with. There’s Claire/Locke, Claire/Sawyer, Claire/Ethan, Claire/Boone, Claire/Hurley, Claire/Eko and Claire/Shannon from earlier Seasons and Claire/Miles, Claire/Richard, Claire/Jacob, Claire/Man in Black, Claire/Sayid, Claire/Kate, Claire/Juliet and yes [[BrotherSisterIncest Claire/Jack]] brought on by later ones.
* Hawkeye Pierce from ''Series/{{MASH}}'' has been paired with virtually every other character in the series, though the most popular pairings are BJ/Hawkeye, Margaret/Hawkeye (canon for an episode or so, actually), Trapper/Hawkeye, and Radar/Hawkeye. Justified in that Hawkeye tends to flirt with AnythingThatMoves, though he (apparently) only flirts with men [[GayBravado to make them uncomfortable]].
* Morgana from ''{{Series/Merlin}}''. The first Season inspired Morgana/Gwen, Morgana/Uther, Morgana/Arthur as well as some Morgana/Merlin, Morgana/(older)Mordred and Morgana/Nimueh, even though those two never even met! Season Two cut it down a little on the Morgana/Uther and Morgana/Arthur front but also inspired Morgana/Morgause (even though they're half-sisters) and (thanks to some fanmade vids for them) also Morgana/Sir Leon.
** Ironic considering Morgana is part of no OfficialCouple on the show. Seriously though, in this fandom, ''everyone'' gets shipped with ''everyone.'' In a cast this pretty, they're all [[LittleBlackDress Little Black Dresses]].
** Morgana/Mordred!? But-But-But...in original canon he's...
** Merlin himself is the fandom bicycle. He is basically shipped with every single character on the show. Canonically, there's Merlin/Freya (and, extremely briefly at the very start of the series, Merlin/Gwen). But add in the [[FanPreferredCouple vast majority]] who ship Merlin/Arthur, another segment who ship [[FoeYay Merlin/Morgana]], some who ship Merlin/Sefa, Merlin/Nimueh, Merlin/Mithian (due to ShipTease photos), a few who even ship Merlin/Uther (yes, it exists!), the growing popularity of the Merlin/adult!Mordred ship, and finish it off with the HoYay-tastic possibilities of Merlin/Lancelot, Merlin/Percival (especially after Percival carried Merlin in 4x02), Merlin/Will, Merlin/Daegal, Merlin/Gilli, Merlin/Gwaine and Merlin/Knights, and you've definitely got this trope. But, as mentioned above, this show itself is this trope embodied. Merlin is also popular in [[CrossoverShip crossover shipping]].
** Gwaine is shipped with anyone and anything, as [[http://fygwainemorgana.tumblr.com/post/10978511088/heartlesschildren-i-ship-it illustrated]] [[http://eatsleepcrap.tumblr.com/post/34115439773/gwaine-hell-flirt-with-anything-if-it-isnt here]]. In addition to pairing him with various main characters, Gwaine/apples is also popular.
* Emma from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is commonly paired with her step-grandmother and [[FoeYay archenemy]] [[LesYay Regina]], who also happens to be her biological son's adoptive mom. Also fairly popular are [[OfficialCouple Emma]]/[[KilledOffForReal Graham]], [[ShipTease Emma/August]], [[StalkingIsLove Emma/Jefferson]], and [[FoeYay Emma/Gold]]. You'll also see your vocal minorities of [[LesYay Emma/Ruby]] and Emma/Archie shippers and those who would ship [[ParentalIncest Emma/Mary Margaret]] if Mary Margaret wasn't actually Emma's mom. Or who ship it regardless.
** As of Season 2, you can add Emma/[[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Hook]] and Emma/[[MysteriousParent Neal]] to the list as well [[spoiler: (the second one is synonymous with [[YouAllShareMyStory Emma/Baelfire]].)]]
** As of Season 4, Emma/[[spoiler:[[BirdsOfAFeather Elsa]]]] is gaining popularity
** Ruby/Red is also shipped with quite a few characters--Emma (as mentioned above), [[MayDecemberRomance Archie]] (due to both characters' popularity with fans and lack of canon love interests), Gold (especially before the introduction of his canon love interest [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]]), [[LesYay Snow White]], and Graham by fans who like Graham's character too much to take the convenient KilledOffForReal exit to further their preferred Emma ship. Jefferson and Regina, too, even though they (and Gold and Archie, come to think of it) have never actually interacted with Ruby. August and Ruby had one conversation of ShipTease and gained a small-but-loyal fanbase. And then there are those who liked Red's original love interest [[KilledOffForReal Peter]] from her tragic backstory... Red is also commonly paired with Belle and Frankenstein, though both pairings have certainly had the ShipTease to warrant such followings.
** Captain Hook. He was being shipped with Emma, Aurora, Ruby, and basically half the cast before his debut episode had even aired. Hook is even shipped with characters ''before they were added to the show'' (Ariel and Wendy, for example).
* Many characters from ''OneTreeHill'', but ''especially'' Brooke. Other than her canon pairings, including the one night stands (Lucas, Nathan, Chase, Owen, Julian, Chris Keller), she has been paired with [[PlatonicLifePartners Mouth]], Jake, Clay, [[LesYay Peyton]], [[FoeYay Rachel]] and many others. She's also very popular with [[CrossoverShip crossover shipping]].
* In ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', Tommy got paired with an inordinate amount of {{Mary Sue}}s over the years, but Sky from S.P.D. really takes the cake here, ending up with every single one of his teammates in fic (all at the same time on occasion), and some of his enemies.
** And then there's [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Dr. K]], who is being paired up with each member of RPM team ''and'' the [[FoeYay villains]]. And possibly her [[CargoShip violin and keyboards]].
** Speaking of Tommy, it's easy to see Tommy with Jason (classic), Goldar (obsessed with Tommy), Zedd (even more obsessed than Goldar), Rita (come on, if you were her, you would), Kim (canon, and it's been said that 45% of Franchise/PowerRangers fics are slash and 54% are Tommy/Kim), [[ScrewYourself his clone]], Kat (canon), and Adam (the two most popular rangers ever). There are also more bizarre fics pairing him with Zack, Trini, and Rocky, to say nothing of ObserveTheViewingGlobe. Fast forward to [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]], and he's paired with every other cast member: Hayley (despite the inherent {{Scrapp|y}}iness of dating Tommy in canon and not being a Pink Ranger), Anton (they sound like lovers), Mesogog (personal space issues), Elsa (fakes being in love with him), Conner (because heavy is the head that wears the crown), Ethan (apparently on the same grounds as Trini/Billy, that one can understand the other's technobabble), Kira (far too much), and Trent (because they were both evil). There's also a MemeticMutation that sleeping with Tommy is one of the fringe benefits of being a Pink Ranger. No doubt someone's paired him with Andros because they look so much alike. We're just lucky [[WhatMightHaveBeen David never became a ranger]], or we wouldn't have had to wait until [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]] for incest slash to come out.
* The growing ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' fandom has most emphatically thrown Ben Wyatt into this role. While he and Leslie are the FanPreferredCouple (as well as the show's OfficialCouple in canon - a rarity?), there's also fic for Ben/April, Ben/Chris, Ben/Ann, Ben/Ron...someone out there probably ships him with [[ButtMonkey Jerry]]. Probably helps that this is [[http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Vicious+Kind+2009+Sundance+Screening+1fkf7kjMVNsl.jpg Adam Scott]] we're talking about here...
** The Ben pairings aren't just confined to ''within'' the [[ParksandRecreation Parks and Recreation]] series either; if the NBC kink meme is anything to go by, people like to pair him up with Liz Lemon (Series/ThirtyRock), Annie Edison ([[Series/{{Community}} Community]]), and Casey Klein ([[PartyDown Party Down]]).
* Emily from ''{{Pretty Little Liars}}'' seems to get paired up with a lot of people: Ali, Spencer, Aria, Hanna, Maya, Paige, Samara, even Toby (despite being lesbian.)
* Shawn from ''Series/{{Psych}}''. Justified in the case that he has made a pass at everyone of the recurring characters at least once. He's most commonly paired with his [[OfficialCouple canon girlfriend Juliet]], but also with [[FoeYay Lassie]], [[HeterosexualLifePartners Gus]], [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Abigail]], and [[MayDecemberRomance Chief Vick]].
* Sam from ''Series/QuantumLeap''. Not that surprising, as the show itself has a premise specifically designed to allow for any kind of story the writer of the week wants to tell.
* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' community, [[RobotGirl Cameron]] tends to get shipped with ''everyone.'' The most common pairings appear to be with John Conner, Sarah Connor and Derek Reese, but even John Henry and [[ScrewYourself Allison Young]] have their supporters.
** Like ''Firefly'' this is probably due in part to Cameron being played by SummerGlau.
* Sherlock Holmes from... well... Series/{{Sherlock}}. The FanPreferredCouple appears to be him with John, but he's also paired with Molly (who canonically [[StalkerWithACrush has a one-sided crush]] on Sherlock), Irene Adler (a lesbian until Moffat decided to contradict his earlier 'not wired that way' anti-John/Sherlock statement), Anderson and Donovan (both of whom hate Sherlock), Lestrade, Mycroft (whom Sherlock hates), and nemesis Moriarty. Season three will most likely see him paired with Mary Morstan (John's wife) and Charles Augustus Milverton (the new BigBad).
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'':
** Clark Kent has been paired with every character on the show. Clark and Lex being the most popular Slash Couple rivaled with Oliver/Clark, then you have your Clark/Lois Shippers, your Clark/Chloe Shippers and a smaller number of Clark/Lana shippers (whose numbers dwindled with each passing season as more fans grew irritated with Lana). They even go far enough to [[NoYay pair him with Jor-El]]. The writers even would paint him as a ChickMagnet on the show, even though he hasn't caught onto it.
** Tess Mercer, an original character who is partly based on Mercy Graves, Miss Tessmacher and [[spoiler: the original version of Lena Luthor, the one who was Lex's sister in the Silver Age comics]], has been shipped with just about everybody on the show. This is helped by the fact that the showrunners seem happy to intentionally fuel this with regards to Tess, by having her flirt with just about everybody in the main cast, plus several guest characters.
** Chloe Sullivan also served as a Launcher Of A Thousand Ships. The fact that many of her fans seem to use her as their own personal AudienceSurrogate means that Chloe hooking up with virtually any attractive character can be seen as [[{{PossessionSue}} wish-fulfillment]]. To that end, the fandom has shipped Chloe with [[{{Superman}} Clark]] (Chlark; there are also pairings of her and [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Kal]] and [[EvilTwin Bizarro]]), [[{{GreenArrow}} Oliver]] (a ship so popular that ''the showrunners themselves'' became Chlollie shippers in the last couple seasons), [[{{DracoInLeatherPants}} Lex]] (Chlex enjoyed a brief but dramatic spike in fanfic popularity around Season 2 for some reason), ''[[{{MagnificentBastard}} LIONEL]]'' of all people[[note]]They actually had a bit of WordOfGod-confirmed FoeYay in season four[[/note]], and [[{{CrossoverShip}} out-of-universe characters from other shows]], like Dean and/or Sam Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.\\
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One of the more popular Chloe crossover ships over the years has been Chloe/Batman. There have been so many prominent fics that it can be quite reasonably stated there is an entire sub-genre of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' fanfic that involves Chloe moving to Gotham (often after the writer has Chloe realize that Clark/Oliver/Jimmy/[[LesYay Lana]]/Lionel [[{{SourGrapesTropes}} "isn't good enough for her"]] or something) and then falling in love with Bruce Wayne, and ending up fighting crime alongside him on the Gotham City rooftops. In these fics, she often displays the ability to work the Batcomputer better than Bruce can, learns martial arts at a ridiculously quick pace, and often Alfred will advise Bruce to "open his eyes and see what's right in front of him." This pairing is apparently helped by the fact that Chloe more or less becomes an Oracle {{Expy}} in later seasons due to {{Flanderization}} of her hacking skills.
** Oliver Queen, aka GreenArrow, is subject to this a lot. Helped by the fact that the show actually does have him embark on relationships with most of the main female characters during his years on the show.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Stargate|Verse}}'' universe:
** Rodney [=McKay=], of all people. People will read ''anything'' that features him as part of a 'ship. If you watch the episode "Tao of Rodney", this makes ''perfect sense''.
-->'''Elizabeth Weir:''' Rodney, you're a good person. Know that we love you.
-->'''Rodney [=McKay=]:''' You love me? Really? All of you?
** Evan Lorne also fulfils this trope.
** So does John Sheppard. More John than even Rodney, since there seems to be the subfandom of Richard Woolsey/John Sheppard. Also, John has spent time with every Atlantis Civilian Head in a 'one on one' scene on a balcony somewhere, and has DARED to fall for an ascended lady (and a near-ascended one). Poor John's reputation is also cemented because Rodney just ''doesn't let it go''. In extreme cases, John's character kind of goes through a [[{{Wimpification}} transformation, and people forget that he's actually the military head of the Atlantis expedition]]. John/Elizabeth, John/Teyla, John/Ronon, John/Rodney, John/Richard, John/Random Evil Alien, John/Random Good Alien, John/his abusive dad, John/the entirety of a hockey team... well. It's been done.
** Daniel Jackson & Cameron Mitchell from ''[[Series/StargateSG1 SG-1]]'' have been paired up in {{fanfic}} not only with each other, but with every main character in the show's history. Sometimes crossing over with ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' and other shows. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Can you blame]] the other main characters?
* Kotoha of Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger. And the writers seem bound to encourage it.
** Her lord, Takeru, has been paired with all five of his vassals, his childhood friend, his rival, [[spoiler:and the true lord, who is now his mother.]]
* Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. He's been paired with his little brother, his father, Bobby, Castiel, probably every single male and female character in the show, [=OMC=]s, [=OFC=]s and I'm not even touching the millions of crossovers that he's been in. Possibly justified because he's [[MrFanservice very pretty]] and [[ReallyGetsAround very slutty]] but it's getting ridiculous.
** Castiel may count too. It started harmlessly with just Dean, but then other angels (and demons and humans) appeared, and the rest is history.
** Crowley. It helps that he flirts with most everyone he meets.
* SuiteLifeOnDeck features Zack Martin, a serial dater who seems to be compatible which every girl on the show.
* Malcolm Reed of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. There is a significant amount of fic for: Tucker/Reed, Archer/Reed, Reed/Sato, Reed/Mayweather, and Reed/Hayes. No other character comes close. The reason why can only be guessed at, but it probably has something to do with the whole "shy, reserved, and stoic" thing. And his fondness for [[StuffBlowingUp making things go boom]].
** Captain Janeway seems to be this for ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. The most popular are the somewhat canon Janeway/Chakotay and the less canon [[SlashFic Janeway/Seven]].
* In ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'', Helen Magnus is paired through fanfic with ''everyone'', including non-canon relationships with [[HistoricalDomainCharacter Amelia Earhart and H.G. Wells]], among many others. Many of the popular ships in fandom include Magnus/[[JackTheRipper John Druitt]], Magnus/[[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Nikola Tesla]], Magnus/[[Literature/SherlockHolmes James Watson]], Magnus/Will Zimmerman, Magnus/Kate, Magnus/...you get the picture. In canon, Tesla has a long-lived and one-sided flirtation with Magnus, but has gone so far as to sneak into her room at night (unsuccessfully) and has made it clear he would enjoy a relationship with Magnus if given the opportunity. Given that the woman is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld over 157 years old]], is [[WordOfGod sexually]] [[BiTheWay fluid]], and would have chemistry with a flea, it's not hard to see how this trope applies. Plus, it's [[MemeticSexGod Amanda]] [[http://www.amandatapping.com/Scripts/Photos/d/40000-2/4f04e_Shahel_Amanda_Tapping_02011609_0006.jpg Tapping]].
* ''Series/TeenWolf'' gives us [[{{Adorkable}} Stiles]] [[GeniusDitz Stilinski]], the protagonist's MuggleBestFriend who quickly gained a large fanbase due to his [[DeadpanSnarker witty]] [[MotorMouth remarks and]] [[BuffySpeak comments]] and the actor's good looks, which had loads of fangirls sighing more for him than for the other protagonists (which surprised both the cast and the producers). While the FanPreferredCouple (by a ''very large'' part of the fans) is [[HoYay Stiles]]/[[ShipTease Derek]], there's also [[DoggedNiceGuy Stiles/Lydia]], Stiles/Jackson, Stiles/Danny, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Stiles/Scott]], Stiles/Isaac, Stiles/Allison, Stiles/Peter, Stiles/Erica, Stiles/Cora, Stiles/Boyd... and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
** Stiles has been paired with pretty much every single girl (and guy, mainly due to his AmbiguouslyBi moments) on the show, whether he interacted with him/her or not. And let's not get started with the crossovers...
* Interesting thing on ''TheTudors''. Henry gets paired off the most times in the show (obviously) but as for pairings written or suggested...Um, Katherine of Aragon. A popular theory is that people just want her to be happy, considering how things went for her on the show.
* Sookie from ''TrueBlood''. Not only has she dated or had sexual tension with four guys canonically, but fan fic writers don't let silly things like gender or IncompatibleOrientation keep them from pairing her with everyone on the show.
** Sam and Jason as well. Both are tied in having the most onscreen love interests on the show (five, not counting Jason's random floozies), as well as some HoYay with a few male characters, making them ''very'' popular with shippers.
* ''TheVampireDiaries'' has Elena Gilbert, who started innocently with love interest [[OfficialCouple Stefan Salvatore]], [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Matt Donovan]], and [[HopelessSuitor Damon Salvatore]]. The longer the series got and the more male characters were introduced the longer the list became. Now do a search on YouTube and you will find Elena/[[{{True Blood}} Eric]], Elena/[[Series/TeenWolf Derek]], Elena/[[Series/{{Supernatural}} Dean]], Elena/[[Series/{{Supernatural}} Sam]] and Elena/[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Edward]], and Elena/[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Jacob]].
** It doesn't help she is the Doppelgänger of canon LauncherOfAThousandShips Katherine Pierce whose conquests among others include Stefan and Damon Salvatore, Elijah, Mason Lockwood, and Trevor.
** Caroline is definitely catching up to Elena.
** Stefan is also shipped with a lot of different characters. It also helps that Paul Wesley has on screen chemistry with everyone that he acts with. The biggest one is Stefan/Elena (Stelena), but there is Stefan/Caroline (Steroline), Stefan/Katherine (Steferine or Statherine), Stefan/Bonnie (Stefonnie), Stefan/Rebekah (Stebekah), Stefan/Damon (Defan), Stefan/Klaus (Klefan), Stefan/Elijah (Stelijah), Stefan/Alaric (Stalaric), Stefan/Lexi (Stexi), etc. There is even some cross over shipping with other female characters such as Stefan/[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] (Stuffy), Stefan/[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Faith]] (Staith), Stefan/[[GossipGirl Serena]] (Sterena), Stefan/[[Series/{{Glee}} Rachel]] (Stachel), Stefan/[[{{Smallville}} Lana]], Stefan/[[Series/TrueBlood Sookie]], Stefan/[[Series/OneTreeHill Peyton]], Stefan/[[Series/OneTreeHill Brooke]], Stefan/[[Series/PrettyLittleLiars Spencer]] (Stencer), and even Stefan/[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Bella]] (Stella).
** Bonnie is also shipped with many different characters, not just within the show itself but also on the outside of the show. Bonnie's biggest ship is Damon/Bonnie (Bamon), but there are also those who ship Bonnie with all of the other male characters in the show including Jeremy/Bonnie (Beremy), Klaus/Bonnie (Klonnie), Kol/Bonnie (Konnie), Elijah/Bonnie (Belijah), Alaric/Bonnie (Balaric), Tyler/Bonnie (Tyonnie), Matt/Bonnie (Monnie), Luka/Bonnie (Lukonnie), Jamie/Bonnie (Jonnie), etc. Not to mention she is also shipped with all of the female characters as well such as Bonnie/Elena (Belena), Bonnie/Caroline (Baroline), Bonnie/Rebekah (Rebonnie), etc. Bonnie is also shipped with other characters from other shows and series such as Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Angel, Spike, etc.
* Cat in ''Series/{{Victorious}}'', like ''iCarly'''s Sam, is considered bisexual by the majority of the fandom. She has popular pairings with Jade, Robbie and Tori, semi-popular pairings with Trina, Beck and Andre and a popular CrossoverShip with Freddie from ''{{iCarly}}''.
** Jade is the secondary launcher, being paired with Tori, Cat and Beck as her most popular pairings, with less popular pairings with Andre and Robbie and a CrossoverShip with Sam from ''{{iCarly}}''. Again, like Cat, most people assume that she is bisexual and that Beck has come to terms with her sexual needs as part of their canon relationship.
* Alex in ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Goes above and beyond the usual fandom bicycle because her most popular pairing is an incest pairing with brother Justin.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** Both Mulder and Scully. There are still whole websites devoted to shipping either of them with half the show's characters.
** Alex Krycek. Do a little fanfic digging and you'll find him paired with almost ''everyone'' from the show. [[SlashFic Krycek/Mulder]] is most common, but his level of FoeYay with practically everybody spun off all sorts of other pairings. He also wound up something of a MemeticSexGod, and it's probably impossible to find a fic that doesn't mention his GreenEyes at least once.
* [[Series/{{Arrow}} Oliver Queen]] is shipped just about everyone in ''canon'', while in fanfic he's shipped with anyone the writers ''don't'' tease him with. As of the second season, he's slept with/dated Huntress, [=McKenna=] Hall, Shado, Isobel Rochev, and both [[BlackCanary Laurel and Sara Lance]], and has been teased heavily with Felicity, and less heavily [[HoYay Diggle, Tommy,]] and [[FoeYay Malcolm and Slade]]. In the fandom, he's shipped with all of the above, ''plus'' more!
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