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->''"Because it's obvious you and Agent Booth were attracted to each other. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt I mean, a blind man could see that]]. I just couldn't understand why you two just didn't rip each other's clothes off. [[DiggingYourselfDeeper I mean just get all butt-naked and]] - [[ShuttingUpNow Oh my God]]. Oh my God. Oh my God. Uh. I'm - I'm sorry. It just popped out, okay?"''
--> -- '''Clark Edison''', ''{{Bones}}''

A character in a story actively ships two other characters in the story, trying to make them realize their true feelings while they're both still claiming that SheIsNotMyGirlfriend.

Could be [[MatchmakerCrush someone in love with one of the character of the pairing]] but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy who wants their beloved to be happy]], or could be a very good friend, or just someone who likes playing matchmaker. If ''everyone'' in the cast is shipping the same pairing, it becomes a case of EveryoneCanSeeIt.

Contrasting with TheMatchmaker, the ShipperOnDeck is usually a secondary character and the characters shipped are the protagonists of the story, and likely to be the OfficialCouple. Also contrast with RelationshipSabotage, where someone is trying to undermine a relationship that already exists (although the two can be part of the same plot quite easily, if the idea is to get someone out of one relationship and into another). Also contrasts with ShippingTorpedo, in which a character is against a pairing but may or may not go so far as to act on it, or MatchmakerCrush, when a character starts out trying to help one character hook up with another, but ends up falling in love with the person they were helping.

Beware a CreatorsPet if this is the writer trying to reinforce a disliked pairing.
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!!Examples
[[index]]

* ShipperOnDeck/AnimatedFilms
* ShipperOnDeck/AnimeAndManga
* ShipperOnDeck/{{Comics}}
* ShipperOnDeck/FanWorks
* ShipperOnDeck/{{Film}}
* ShipperOnDeck/{{Literature}}
* ShipperOnDeck/LiveActionTV
* ShipperOnDeck/{{Roleplay}}
* ShipperOnDeck/{{Theatre}}
* ShipperOnDeck/VideoGames
* ShipperOnDeck/VisualNovels
* ShipperOnDeck/{{Webcomics}}
* ShipperOnDeck/WebOriginal
* ShipperOnDeck/WesternAnimation
* ShipperOnDeck/RealLife

[[/index]]
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