->''"Several times throughout the existing episodes they hint that [[UptightLovesWild a romantic subplot]] is going to occur between [[Series/FreeSpirit Thomas and Winnie]], and...I just can't support it. Sticking the best character in the series and the worst character in the series together is a terrible idea."''
-->--'''[[Website/PlatypusComix Peter Paltridge]]''', "[[http://www.platypuscomix.net/darkvault/freespirit.html Dark TV Vault: Free Spirit]]"

The opposite of ShippingGoggles, where no matter ''how'' powerful the evidence or prevalent the ShipTease is, someone insists that there is no way a particular couple could ever be canon. It might be because they have laser-focused shipping goggles for a [[OneTruePairing particular ship]] that [[ShipToShipCombat conflicts with the indicated one]]. It might be because the relationship is {{slash|Fic}}/{{yaoi|Guys}}/[[SchoolgirlLesbians yuri]] and they refuse to accept even the possibility that there's intentional HoYay there. Maybe the relationship is heterosexual, and they think HetIsEw. Maybe the plot, canon, and even [[WordOfGod the author]] endorse one pairing, but they ''totally'' realize that the characters are Meant To Be with someone else, characterization and previous behavior be damned. Point is, they're not seeing something others do in the shipping arena.

Compare NoHuggingNoKissing, where this is enforced by the work in question.



[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* ''Manga/FullMetalAlchemist'':
** By the end of the series, Ed and Winry are 100% official, and Roy and Riza are as close to an official couple as you can get without official declaration. The {{Yaoi Fan|girl}}s refuse to see this, as it interferes with Ed/Roy. They claim that Ed has a "{{tsundere}}" reaction to Roy (after all, the [[BelligerentSexualTension more passionate he appears to hate him]], [[TheMasochismTango the more passionate his underlying love must be]]!), when his true tsundere behavior is [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend towards Winry]]. Other people refusing to see this are: Elricest shippers, Olivier/Roy shippers, Roy/Winry shippers, Hawkeye/Havoc shippers, Havoc/Roy shippers and some people who insist that one or both of the two couples are PlatonicLifePartners.
** In general, the ShipToShipCombat in the manga fandom is between people who believe that Roy/Riza and Al/Mei are all {{Official Couple}}s and people who believe that there's not enough evidence that they're anything more than friends. Given the heavy implications that was presented for each of these couples (Roy/Riza in particular), one is inclined to wonder just how much ''more'' evidence these couples need to get out of "friends" territory.
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', [[SugarAndIcePersonality Heero]] and [[{{Ojou}} Relena]] are a borderline OfficialCouple- both of their {{character development}}s center almost entirely around interactions with the other, and most of the sidestory manga (penned by the anime's writing staff) lean this way as well, with one having an [[DidTheyOrDidntThey ambiguous kiss]]. In response many {{Yaoi Fan|girl}}s turn [[RonTheDeathEater Relena into]] [[DieForOurShip a shrieking harpy]], and putting Heero squarely in [[TheLancer Duo]]'s pants. Duo, meanwhile, not only [[ShipperOnDeck tries to set Heero and Relena up together]], but has a girlfriend named [[WrenchWench Hilde]] [[AffirmativeActionGirl Schbeiker]], who he has chemistry and a good bit of ShipTease with - also blocked out by the Anti Goggles, though Hilde is mostly liked, and only ''very'' rarely subjected to DieForOurShip treatment.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Orihime has declared her feelings to an unconscious Ichigo and confided in Rangiku about her feelings regarding Rukia's ability to cheer up Ichigo when she can't. Tatsuki has suggested she should be more aggressive about her feelings while Urahara manipulated her feelings for Ichigo, resulting in several characters wanting Ichigo to react suitably towards her. However, certain parts of the Ichigo/Rukia fanbase, as well as the anime team, reject or downplay any reference to Orihime's feelings.
* In the ''Vampire Knight'' fandom, Yume and Zeki shippers engage in this. The former believe that Yuuki only ever saw Zero as her brother, or strangely her "son." Even at the end of the series, they believe that Zero was only a Replacement Goldish for Kaname. Then, similarly, some Zeki fans believe that Kaname saw Yuuki as a Replacement Goldfish for the Hooded Woman.
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'':
** Some fans refused to believe Tomoyo was actually in love with Sakura, insisting her gestures and affection and her declaration of "liking" Sakura that way were just friendly and nothing else.
** [[YaoiGuys Touya and Yukito]] sometimes get this treatment; despite numerous hints about something going on between them and Yukito telling Sakura that he loves Touya the most, some fans still insist that they're just ''really close '''best''' friends'' and only {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s would think there was anything romantic in their relationship.
** Even the OfficialCouple gets this, with the more ardent Tomoyo/Sakura shippers insisting Syaoran and Sakura are all wrong for each other personality-wise and claiming everyone "forced" Sakura to be with him, or that Syaoran was just drawn to her magic and not Sakura herself.
* In-story example: Sonoko/Serena from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' ''really'' thinks that Shinichi/Jimmy isn't good enough for her best friend Ran/Rachel and leaves it ''very'' clear.
* Very frequent among ''Manga/OnePiece'' anti-shippers. WordOfGod clearly says if you want that sort of thing you should read a shojou manga, and many shippers have ShippingGoggles glued to their face, but how adamant and defensive many fans are about using this trope goes well beyond guarding the integrity of Oda's work. When people start claiming one of the main male characters is asexual despite evidence to the contrary, you start to wonder...
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Ironically history-based shipping, the very thing that makes the setting fertile ground for ShippingGoggles, can lead to Anti Goggles if taken too far. The most "historical" fans insist that a ship with a strong historical background in real life is automatically more canon than other, "less historical" ships involving the same characters, even if said "less historical" ships have more evidence and shown interactions in canon. Doesn't matter that ''APH'' was never meant to be a 100% strict interpretation of real-life international relations, or that personalities clearly play ''some'' role too in how well the characters get along, or that ''any'' history-based pairing is only possible through a very selective reading of history (canon couples included) -- real-life historical basis (or one's own selective reading of history) is ''all'' that matters! Most extreme are the fans who insist that ships like Greece/Japan, England/Japan or even Spain/Romano have no history together.
** Romano being his usual {{Tsundere}} self with Spain? He ''obviously'' hates Spain and takes delight in abusing him. It's not like he ever did anything like frantically search for a cure for Spain when he fell sick in canon, after all.
** Austria chiding Hungary for something? ''Obviously'' he is a control freak who gets off on punishing her. And Hungary is a SatelliteLoveInterest who doesn't deserve kindness from him. They are ''obviously'' just friends because they're no longer "married" and hence can never ''ever'' get romantically involved again, their Christmas outing was just them hanging out as friends and in ''no way'' resembled a date, and Austria shows no romantic interest in Hungary whatsoever and certainly doesn't do anything explicitly romantic for her like, say, sending her gifts for Valentine's Day.
** Greece's feelings for Japan are ''obviously'' 100% friendship. His night with Japan was either AllJustADream or the natural result of [[HatesBeingTouched someone like Japan]] sleeping with someone he considers 100% a friend, his fights with Turkey over which one of them Japan prefers prove how much he wants to be JustFriends with Japan, and the UmbrellaOfTogetherness scene where he thinks about how he'd much rather have Japan erotically humiliating him than thinking his hair's messy means nothing important and certainly doesn't hint at any attraction to Japan at all.
** There are some people who insist that there is absolutely no canon male/male love in the series and that any claims to the contrary are just the {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s blowing {{subtext}} out of proportion. While the series isn't as laden with HoYay as some of its {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s would have you believe, it still has some moments that are nigh impossible to write off as anything ''but'' romantic love, such as Sweden calling Finland his "wife" and Italy ''outright saying'' to Germany that his first love was a boy.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Allen has absolutely ''no'' attraction to Lenalee. If he's a confirmed CelibateHero, that must mean that he has never felt any sort of romantic feelings toward her, and never will. So what if the official [[WordOfGod relationship chart]] and an early manga scene say he thinks "she's so cute..." or that he got nervous and disappointed when he heard that Lavi was interested in Lenalee?
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'':
** Alucard obviously has only platonic feelings for Integra Hellsing and otherwise if he doesn't ''secretly'' hate her. Really secretly. He never said he was turned on by her or flirted with her or had romantic implications with anyone (his reason to travel to England wasn't a woman in the first place, damned be the text). She would marry and [[HeirClubForMen have babies to continue Hellsing]], instead of [[IWillWaitForYou anxiously waiting for his return for 30 years single and chaste]] and are finally reunited in a chapter called Romancia where their relationship isn't presented as master/servant.
** Alucard is ''never'' kind to Seras, and never even thinks of her as anything more than a perfect object of his abuse. Saving her life (by turning her into a vampire, but anyway) in the very first chapter when he didn't really need to? Patting her on the head and feeling proud of her? Calling her "my beloved servant"? Nah, such things never happened.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** Extreme Sesshomaru/Rin and Sesshomaru/Kagura fans locked in ShipToShipCombat fall victim to this mentality, with the former camp insisting that there's absolutely ''no'' evidence that Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura were anything more than respect for a fallen comrade, and the latter camp insisting that there's absolutely ''no'' ambiguity that Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura were romantic, unlike his feelings for Rin which are fatherly. Sesshomaru/Rin fans clash with every Sesshomaru/Female ship that exists, including Sesshomaru/Kagome and Sesshomaru/Kikyo.
** Ditto with Inuyasha/Kagome vs. Inuyasha/Kikyo. Proponents of the former like to think that the latter was based on some sort of escape fantasy with no real love behind it (Inuyasha not wanting to be a [[HalfHumanHybrid hanyou]], Kikyo wanting to be a "[[IJustWantToBeNormal normal girl]]"), while Inuyasha/Kikyo fans like to think of Kagome as a ReplacementGoldfish in spite of Inuyasha explicitly stating in canon that he does ''not'' think of Kagome as just Kikyo's replacement. And it was painfully obvious from the start that Inuyasha was in love with them ''both''.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'': There is no way Maka and Soul are even a bit attracted, or even attached, to each other. So what if they practically need each other's support and are willing to put themselves through mental or physical pain just so that the other could be happy or survive? It's clear they have just as strong a relationship with other characters. And that dance they shared in Soul's soul room? Normal. And that chapter in the manga where it is revealed that Maka envies others, particularly girls, who can relate to Soul more than her? It's just a sign that she cares about him as a brother.
* Some non-yaoi loving fans of ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' insist that Miharu and Yoite are "just a bromance and nothing more". That being said, the nature of their relationship ''is'' [[HoYay rather]] [[AmbiguouslyGay ambiguous]], so technically it could be interpreted either way.
* ''LightNovel/{{No6}}'': Nevermind that Shion and Nezumi share a bed, a lot. Nevermind that Shion goes {{Yandere}} for Nezumi several times. Nevermind that Nezumi flirts with Shion constantly and even slow danced with him once. Nevermind that the two of them kissed ''on the lips'' twice, and Shion [[AmbiguouslyGay barely has any reaction when a girl kisses him but knows exactly how to react when a guy kisses him]]. Nope, they're ''totally'' just best friends, nothing further than that.
* ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'': Some fans insist that Amelia's feelings for Zelgadis are unrequited. Admittedly, Zelgadis keeps his feelings close to his chest, but there are a few scenes that make it clear that he at least has some feelings for her. The most blatant of these being when he almost drowns, then feigns unconsciousness after Amelia mentions mouth-to-mouth (this doesn't work out the way he expected it to).
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' the two most canon-ish pairings that people still bother to ship each hinge on something like half a dozen panels of honest-to-god development - which means that successfully casting doubt on a "moment" equals rhetorical devastation. This, and how these two are ''rival'' pairings, leads to the ShipToShipCombat being largely composed of "nuh-uh, that doesn't count"s of various magnitudes of absurdity. This even persists after the finale made a bunch of ships canon. The losing shippers claim that the hook-ups came out of nowhere and only happened as fanservice, while the victorious shippers deny that the non-canon pairings ever had ShipTease or a real chance of happening:
** Guy said he's in love with a girl? Not relevant any more, because he hasn't acted like it in a long time (never mind the tendency of things in the manga to disappear for 700 chapters and then pop back up like nothing happened).
** Guy and girl repeatedly interact and appear to grow closer each time? It's one-sided and every one of those interactions has obviously had the sole purpose of resolving her character arc and making way for more important things (yes, all five times).
** Old generation / New generation couple parallelism? It's not there, and further, it being there has no meaning whatsoever, and further, if you think about it, the other girl is the better fit for this parallel, even if all logic dictates she isn't, because etc.
** Guy and girl [[spoiler:holding hands for 2 chapters and he's thanking her for being by his side all this time]]? Well technically this also served [[StatusBuff another functional purpose]] so ''that'' is probably why it had to happen. Further, this is just resolving her character arc. Again. Move along, nothing to see here.
** "Main Guy / Main Girl syndrome"? "Shonen hero gets what he wants"? Abonimable, cliche'd oversimplifications that ought to have zero bearing on the discussion despite their annoying tendency to, in actuality, happen.
** Girl has openly, tearfully and ''repeatedly'' confessed her love for a guy in very clear terms, with her undying love further confirmed in both [[AllThereinTheManual databooks]] and [[WordofGod interviews]]? It doesn't matter. She's just confused, she doesn't know how she feels, and she ought to get over it and love someone else.
* At the end of ''Anime/KillLaKill'', Mako kisses Ryuko (on the mouth) and go on a date together, which according to some Mako/Gamagoori shippers doesn't mean anything, claiming that girls platonically kiss each other and go on platonic dates all the time, and that anyone who sees anything else just have Yuri Goggles strapped to their head.
* There are people who watched ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' and don't think Homura is in love with Madoka. All she endured, all she suffered, all [[spoiler:the endless time loops]] in which she fought, ''all'' to save Madoka, and explicitly stating in the end of ''Rebellion'' that "love" is her motivation? That could mean anything!
** The few but proud Kyousuke/Sayaka fans who dismiss the apparent romance between Kyouko and Sayaka insist that the latter pairing came out of the blue and are disgusted at the domineering attitudes of Kyouko/Sayaka shippers.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' makes it apparent that Shinji and Kaworu have some sort of feelings for each other. While the nature and authenticity of the relationship is heavily debatable, particularly in the English release of the show, many have taken to denying it all together.
* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' has the [[FanPreferredCouple popular]] side couple of Shuu and Ruri, where the fans not in favor of them hooking up dismissed the BelligerentSexualTension and ShipTease between the couple for over a hundred chapters, including one chapter where Ruri blushed after Shuu did something nice for her[[note]]giving her a picture of her smiling with her grandfather in their last meaning before he died[[/note]], as the fans reading too much into it. Only after the later chapters all but stated outright that she had developed a crush on him was it grudgingly acknowledged. And even then some of them still claim that it came out of nowhere and that there was never any ShipTease hinting at it beforehand at all.
* Nanoha and Fate from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' are extrmely close, live together, sleep in the same bed, and even [[HasTwoMommies have a daughter]] who refers to them both as "mama". Still there are those who refuse to think of anything as only best friends and actively deny it.
* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', there are fans that insist that Tsukiyama's CharacterDevelopment never happened, and his DespairEventHorizon was merely because he wanted to eat Kaneki. This ignores him BecomingTheMask over the course of the series, and official profiles stating that he [[WordOfGay "loves Kaneki above all else"]]. The sequel shows that he remains deeply in [[TheLostLenore mourning]] two years later, having becoming an IllBoy as a result of his grief. His LoonyFan is shown wrongly assuming his depression is food-related, while his MuggleBestFriend works to reunite him with Kaneki. Nope, he's still just pretending to care about Kaneki.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[ComicBook/XMen Jean/Wolverine]] shippers have a tendency to argue that Jean finds her canonical relationship with Cyclops boring and unfulfilling...ignoring the years of ComicBookTime in which they were HappilyMarried.


* Parodied by an [[http://erebuskioku.tumblr.com/post/109536097879/a-new-fanfic-i-was-originally-going-to-play-it untitled]] ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' fic, in which Homura explains that she is actually heterosexual (much to Madoka's disbelief). [[spoiler:It turns out that she's only trying to troll Madoka.]]
-->"B-but you kept holding my hand! And hugging me! And blushing, and staring at me, and looking at my breasts! There was ''skinship''!"\\
"I was so happy to finally have a friend that I suppose I was too clingy. I never intended it that way, I can only apologise."

* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'': There are many reasons to ignore the implied Maleficent/Diaval romance. For one, there would finally be a film where a woman is shown to be happily single. Then, there is the problem with his being her servant, and the implied exploitation of his subservience if they were a couple. And some ship Maleficent with Aurora.
** There are ''also'' those who claim the film is a thinly veiled lesbian romance between Maleficent and Aurora, and those who choose to ignore any such HoYay implications, either because they don't like Yuri, or because they think the age difference and Maleficent's maternal role make this squicky.
* Some people refuse to acknowledge any romance between Tauriel and Legolas in ''Film/TheHobbit'', as love triangles are just ''boring'', and even the actress didn't want to have one in there in the first place. (There are also those who ship Legolas with Gimli.)
* There are at least a few fans of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' movie who insist that Spock and Uhura are just friends, despite them ''kissing'' onscreen. This reasoning seems to be split about equally between people who [[FanPreferredCouple ship a competing couple]], and people who [[NoHuggingNoKissing dislike the romance in general]].

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Possibly the most notorious example of this is how a small but vocal (sadly, [[VocalMinority VERY vocal]]) faction of Harry/Hermione shippers adamantly refused to believe that JK Rowling was intending for Ron and Hermione to become a canon couple and dropping, in her own words, "''anvil''-sized hints" about it. Even after the [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince sixth book]], in which Ron and Hermione are very clearly shown to [[GreenEyedEpiphany get jealous whenever they see the other person going out with someone else]] and Harry himself notes this (who enters a relationship with Ginny in the same book), the FanDumb ''still'' persisted. They have even mocked J.K. Rowling's "anvil-sized hints" phrase, and some insist that she accidentally wrote Harry/Hermione when meaning to write Harry/Ginny, and that every part of the romance subplots from Book 5 on was just her scrambling to correct her mistakes.
-->"Fans might think that's even more reason why Hermione should end up with Harry but Rowling said she always knew that Ron and Hermione were meant to be together, just as she thought Harry and Ginny were meant to be together. "I thought it was obvious, but apparently there are Internet wars about this," she said. "And they get very vicious."
* In a ''Literature/WarriorCats'' book, Bumblestripe seemed to crush on Dovewing. Many Ivy/Bumble fans wholeheartedly deny any kind of romance between them, though they have a right to be annoyed-- Vicky, one of the authors, and the leader of the "Erins", said on facebook that Bumblestripe had a huge crush on Ivypool, and Ivy/Bumble fans "may like the way this is played out!". Then, after the whole Dove/Bumble thing, Vicky denied that she had ever said anything!

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Before and after more overt affections of romance have been declared by him, a very loud contingent of ''Series/DoctorWho'' fans have insisted that the Doctor was asexual and stubbornly resisted all hints to the contrary.
* During the first few seasons of ''Series/TheXFiles'', the fandom was split (more or less amicably) between "shippers" and "noromos". "Shippers" were in favour of a romantic relationship between Mulder and Scully, while "noromos" were against it. (This may be the earliest use of the word "shipping" in fandom. Back then, it wasn't thought necessary to modify "shipping" with the character names, since there were only two characters in ''The X-Files'' who ''could'' plausibly undergo a RelationshipUpgrade.) What makes it epic is that WordOfGod supported the noromos, until it turned out there was some LyingCreator going on.
* ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'': Until the Danny Messer/Lindsay Monroe pairing became canon towards the end of Season Three, a very vocal segment of the fandom, motivated by their disbelief that native Staten Islander Danny could ever be interested in country girl Lindsay or their shipping of Danny with fellow New Yorker Don Flack, grasped at straws for any sign that TPTB acknowledged their distaste for Danny/Lindsay, or at least the mere presence of the anti-shippers. The greatest vitriol from the anti-shippers [[MisBlamed seemed to be reserved for Anna Belknap, the actress who played Lindsay]]; they searched desperately for not just any sign that Danny might lose interest in Lindsay, but for any indication that the cast, especially Carmine Giovinazzo, Danny's actor, actually hated Ms. Belknap in real life and did not like or want to work with her. When Danny [[ComfortingTheWidow slept with single mother Rikki after the death of her son]] in Season Four (which Danny felt responsible for), the anti-shippers cheered the possibility that Danny/Lindsay might be finished. Unfortunately for them, Danny and Lindsay married the following season and became parents to little Lucy Messer. As of the end of Season Eight, Mr. and Mrs. Messer are still happily married parents, but the anti-shippers march on to this day.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Many people, even if they don't ship the opposite Carly/Freddie pairing, refuse to even acknowledge the idea of a Sam/Freddie ship after they watched the episode ''iMeet Fred'' ([[KickTheDog That's if they kept watching the show after that]]). There are also fans who want no shipping at all, and the WordOfGod has espoused that viewpoint occasionally, usually after he starts a ship war and gets the heck flamed out of him.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** While this doesn't happen so often with pairings on the show, much of the fandom refuses to acknowledge the cast members' relationships with people outside of the cast, such as Lea Michele's relationship with Cory Monteith and Darren Criss' relationship with his girlfriend Mia Swier.
** There are very loud (and very vocal) sections of the fandom that will spend a scary amount of time hating on certain ships. The anti-Klaine crowd makes a LOT of noise, twisting canon events to make one of the characters evil. Anti-Finchel shippers also make a lot of noise.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Is Dean/Cas canon? No, it's not, and whether or not it has a chance is up for [[RuleofCautiousEditingJudgement endless debate]]. But there are those who insist Dean doesn't love Castiel in ''any'' way, including in a familial way. Because the first thing one thinks about when learning that somebody spent a year in a hellish dimension of eternal predation, staying even when they had a way out in order to continue desperately searching for someone else and literally praying for them to come back every night, is "Gee, he must not really care about that guy."
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': You wouldn't know it from the online community surrounding the show, but not 100% of the fans see the John/Sherlock subtext, or if they do see it, they ignore it, feeling that Sherlock is too socially disconnected to feel romantic attraction, or that the relationship is getting forced by having too many [[ShipperOnDeck Shippers On Deck]] (Mrs. Hudson, Moriarty, Irene Adler, Mycroft, etc.).
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'': Admittedly the relationship that develops between Xena and Gabrielle could be explained as [[HeterosexualLifePartners close friendship]] or being [[LikeBrotherAndSister like family]] early on in the show, and only straying into RomanticTwoGirlFriendship in certain episodes, but as the series progresses the hints that Xena and Gabrielle are more than just friends become increasingly blatant to the point where it's almost no longer even subtext in some episodes. Still there are some within the fandom who refuse to see anything non-platonic about their relationship and insist they are just JustFriends.

* Glinda and Elphaba from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', where their HomoeroticSubtext is possibly even thicker than in the books. Despite the WordOfGay from several staff members and the fact some their songs were written with romantic cliches in mind many still fervently deny them as being anything other than a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'':
** If you squint really hard, you can say the obviously intentional [[WordOfGod and acknowledged]] LesYay vibe between Fang and Vanille means they're just friends, and many people do.
** The established romance between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2 Noel and Yeul]] begun in its game and was made more than obvious in ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII''. But if you fix your anti-shipping goggles properly, you can see that it is nothing more than familiarity between the two. What do you mean ''Lightning Returns'' says that the Yeul from Dying World AF 700 is in love with Noel and not Caius? That doesn't happen!
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Sora/Kairi. While they aren't an actual item in the series, it's obvious in each game (to the point where Sora imagines himself and Kairi in the place of OfficialCouple Jack Skellington and Sally ''in a slow dance''), yet the number of fans who insist that the pairing doesn't exist and that Sora will end up with Riku in the end is staggering. Keep in mind that Riku himself is heavily implied to have a (albeit one-sided) crush on ''Kairi'' in canon, something that these fans also refuse to see. Kazushige Nojima can be blamed for this; he's the one who wrote the scene of [[TearsOfJoy Sora crying]] at Riku's feet in The World That Never Was.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is a ''very'' dangerous place for this. A lot of the disagreements stem from TheAnimeOfTheGame, which essentially canonized a ship that wasn't explicitly canon in the game. Here's the breakdown; the anime makes Lloyd and Colette the OfficialCouple, but the game has a system of RelationshipValues and it's entirely possible, even easy, to attain explicitly romantic scenes with Lloyd and any one of the other female party members. Probably the best way to think of it without starting a flame war is that the anime is one possible interpretation of the way the game can happen - so while Lloyd/Colette might be the preferred pairing of the developers, this doesn't invalidate those who say, for example, that Sheena/Lloyd is also potentially canon. Meanwhile, in [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld the sequel]] there are those with Anti Goggles on so tight that Emil and Marta are totally "just friends" despite her entire character being based on her obsession with him.
* Many ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' fans take this attitude towards the relatively canon pairings of Ellis/Zoey and Rochelle/Francis.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' is a rather staggering example, considering that among other things, Leon takes a bullet for Ada, she caresses his face and kisses him before passing out, the ending of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' six years later shows Leon explaining that he can't let Ada go, and the entirety of Separate Ways basically consists of Ada protecting Leon from behind the scenes, even disobeying Wesker and killing Krauser to do so. Despite this, roughly 70% of the fandom is convinced that the kiss didn't count, the pairing has zero backing, Ada is a bitch, and Leon and Claire are obviously in true love despite little to no on-screen development between them.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'':
** Snake is [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday straight.]] Otacon is just his friend. There's nothing going on between them at all. WordOfGod? Kojima's trolling. Copious [[ShipTease ship teasing?]] I don't know what you're talking about. I mean, what's the first thing ''you'' think of when two people live together for ten years, [[HasTwoMommies raise a child together]], are basically each other's whole worlds, and are [[RuleOfSymbolism heavily hinted to be the reincarnation of]], [[GenerationXerox or at least to serve the same function in the world as,]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 a pair of lovers?]] That's right--total platonic heterosexuality.
** Rose never loved Raiden and was just using him in the Patriots' scheme. What do you mean she was acting under duress and much of her supposed actions where actually an AI? What do you mean they had a loving reunion? What do you mean ''[=MGS4=]'' gives them one of the only happy endings where them and their child can be a family together again?
** Strangelove is totally not a lesbian and was never in love with The Boss. Creating an AI [[ReplacementGoldfish designed to recreate The Boss]] could mean anything.
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** Two of the most glaring examples come from the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Tellius]] sector. Fans decry the possibility of Ike and Soren being YaoiGuys by claiming "[[UnfortunateImplications Ike's too cool to be gay!]]", claiming that it's all in the heads of yaoi fangirls and some even trying to use [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening Priam]] to disprove the pairing. And Heather totally isn't a lesbian! Sure, she doesn't like men and flirts with women (especially Nephenee), but [[UnfortunateImplications that just means she hasn't met the right man yet]] (despite [[WordOfGay NoJ stating]] that it's in her born nature to like girls)!
** Raven/Lucius from the [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Elibe]] games may very well be the Ike/Soren and Heather predecessors. Fans continually denied that there could be anything other than 100% platonic friendship between those pairs, ignoring the pretty obvious romantic undertones of Raven and Lucius's A support and ending. The anti-slash goggles came back in full swing for ''Awakening'', denying and bashing popular ships such as Gerome/Inigo and Severa/Lucina, whining that it "ruins friendship".
** Even some het pairs aren't immune to this. Erk/Serra used to get a lot of bad press from fans who cried "ew, no, those two hate each other!", for example. Levin/anyone else but Fury? [[DieForOurShip Forget it, he never loved that clingy jealous bitch Sylvia and Tiltyu was never even a possibility!]] Some anti-Ephraim/Tana fans hated the pairing so much they'd accuse people who ''did'' ship it of "missing the point" and flat-out tell them how wrong they were. And some rabid Robin/Lucina fans deny that Lucina has any chemistry whatsoever with Gerome.
** The one who gets the most of this by far is Sumia from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. Rabid Chrom/Female!Robin fans deny her ShipTease with Chrom exists, or that she gets priority if multiple girls have equal support points with Chrom by the time he's forced to marry (and Sumia even starts out with a small amount of support points with him, something unique to her). The more civil ones will claim she and Chrom have a JustFriends relationship... despite how Sumia's feelings for him are made clear from their B Rank Support.
* Some ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fans resolutely denied any sexual tension between a male [[PlayerCharacter Commander Shepard]] and Kaidan. All the HoYay was born from the fevered imaginations of YaoiFangirls. Even Kaidan's line about losing Shepard being like losing a limb was just an expression of an extremely close friendship. When ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' made a RelationshipUpgrade a legitimate option, those same detractors immediately turned around and started complaining about SuddenlySexuality.
* [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and Peach get this a lot surprisingly. Though it's left vague if they're actively a couple or in love but not together, many games and official sources clearly depict Mario as being romantically inclined to Peach and her liking him back. Still many shippers, especially Bowser/Peach fans, will deny that they're anything but JustFriends and in-series they are mistaken for a couple, or say Mario enjoys the adventure more than Peach and her feelings are unrequited.

* A portion of the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fandom doesn't seem to consider Sollux and Feferi anything but close friends. This is split about evenly between preferring Sollux with Aradia or [[BelligerentSexualTension Eridan]] and just not paying attention (though the latter group dwindled a fair bit since Sollux/Feferi was confirmed to have been canonical at one point). Considering how romance works with the trolls, though, it is entirely possible for Sollux to be paired with both, with one of them as his [[PlatonicLifePartners moirail]].
* ''WebComic/MagickChicks'': Some of the readers refused to believe that Tiffany could possibly be attracted to Faith, [[TheScrappy whom they didn't like]], ''and'' because [[FanPreferredCouple they shipped Tiffany]] [[WebComic/EerieCuties with Layla.]] Even though she's twice said that [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/i_need_a_date she doesn't think of Layla]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/when_there_are_more_boys_around "that way".]] Then came the ''"Omigawd"'' strip, which confirmed that she [[IfItsYouItsOkay had grown]] [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/omigawd attracted to Faith.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': More extreme Katara/Zuko shippers have this when it comes to Mai/Zuko and Aang/Katara, to the point of DieForOurShip. Some manage to claim the legend of Oma and Shu is meant to represent Zuko and Katara, [[CompletelyMissingThePoint when the symbolism is clearly pointing to Aang and Katara]]. Parodied in "[[WhoWouldWantToWatchUs Ember Island Players]]" where a Fire Nation play [[FandomNod depicts]] Katara as LikeBrotherAndSister with Aang and drooling all over Zuko, all of which disgusts the real Katara and Zuko (who ''scoot away'' from each other after one such scene) and depresses Aang mightily. And when ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' was announced, the shippers picked up exactly where they left off, even after WordOfGod announced those pairs lasted for decades. Zutarans desperately clutched at straws after WordOfGod said that Tenzin was Aang and Katara's son, trying to argue that Zutara could still ''somehow'' happen even after that beyond-a-shadow-of-doubt confirmation of Aang/Katara.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' the HomoeroticSubtext between Korra and Asami is frequently dismissed as just friends. The finale in particular prompted much insistence that the final scene couldn't possibly be interpreted as romantic, despite being shot almost exactly the same (with the same music even) as the final scene of ''Avatar'' where Aang and Katara kiss.
** [[http://mikedimartinostory.com/2014/12/22/korrasami-confirmed/ Word of God]] is that they were trying to be as obvious as possible that the two have romantic feelings for each other at the finale without falling afoul of Nickelodeon's S&P (which forbids homosexual kissing and declarations of love, sadly).
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'':
** Occasionally cropped up in the Robin/Raven sect of the fandom where, despite full ShipTease ''episodes'' for the canon Robin/Starfire ("Sisters", "Betrothed", and "Stranded" just to name a few), Rob/Rae-ers continued to insist that Robin "never loved" Starfire, thought of her "like a [[LikeBrotherAndSister little sister]]", and "only felt sorry for her". They even cried this after Robin and Starfire's RelationshipUpgrade in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', where they shared their FirstKiss (well, first if you don't count "GO!").
** In some sort of weird inversion, the creator has expressed bewilderment at the popularity of the FanPreferredCouple Beast Boy/Raven (see the page quote at ShippingGoggles), despite several episodes that fans have a hard time interpreting as LikeBrotherAndSister ("Spellbound" and "The Beast Within," for example). Raven and BB were a couple in the comics... [[HilariousInHindsight right around the time the TV series ended]], apparently by total coincidence.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': Some Kitty/Lance fans refuse to see any Kurt/Kitty subtext/ShipTease, which goes hand-in-hand with Kurt/Kitty shippers' ShippingGoggles. Fans of the former will shout "It's never going to happen!" while the latter fans do the opposite and shout "Lance was a jerk!" and ignore any scene of shipping.
* When ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' movie ''Film/AFairlyOddMovieGrowUpTimmyTurner'' made Timmy/Tootie the OfficialCouple, many Timmy/another girl shippers quickly decried it as just an AlternateContinuity that wasn't truly canon, even though [[WordOfGod Butch Hartman himself]] wrote the script and said that it was a look into the characters' future lives.
* After ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' fandom saw an explosion in the number of Bubblegum/Marceline shippers, so too was there a contingent who dismissed any interpretation of their relationship as romantic; Bubblegum's most treasured possession being a gift from Marceline be damned. After heaps of ShipTease in [[ComicBook/AdventureTime the comics]] and WordOfGod confirmation that they used to date, this group mostly disappeared, but they still pop up from time to time.