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->'''Dean:''' There's Sam Girls and Dean Girls and... What's a slash fan?\\
'''Sam:''' As in Sam slash Dean. Together.\\
'''Dean:''' Like ''together'', together?\\
'''Sam:''' Yeah.\\
'''Dean:''' They do know we're brothers, right?\\
'''Sam:''' Doesn't seem to matter.\\
'''Dean:''' Oh, come on, that... that's just sick!
-->-- ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

The most common definition has Slash as a FanFic that [[{{Shipping}} pairs]] two (or more) characters of the same sex. Often, "slash" is used for male/male pairings only, with "femslash" or "femmeslash" used for female/female pairings.

The more lopsided the male-to-female ratio in the original work, the more common it is to have slash pairings rather than straight pairings in the fandom.
Slash is often also used to pair up HeterosexualLifePartners. Of course, some canonical works, especially BoysLove and those with a CastFullOfPrettyBoys, invite such reading by playing the ambiguity for all its worth. It's also common to (sexually) pair characters who are nemeses in the source material, in FanFic's own version of SlapSlapKiss, FoeYay and TheMasochismTango. Some {{Slash Fic}}s are so low in erotic and romantic content that although they focuses on the relationship between two same-sex characters, it's not obvious if they're slash or not; they're closer to HoYay themselves. Such fics are often called [=PreSlash=] or slash-if-you-squint.

The origin of the term predates the World Wide Web, going back to 1960s fanfic writers, specifically those interested in ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'', who wrote "Kirk/Spock" fiction, pronounced "Kirk Slash Spock". In many communities, the ordering of the names is used to indicate a [[{{seme}} power]] [[{{uke}} relationship]], and who exactly is the dominant member.

See also {{Lemon}}, PornWithoutPlot, EveryoneIsGay, YaoiGuys, YaoiFangirl and MostFanficWritersAreGirls. Not to be confused with fics about the guitarist from Guns 'n' Roses. Also, Slash Fic has absolutely nothing to do with {{Slasher Movie}}s; if you are looking for ''that'' kind of Fanfic then you should probably check out DarkFic.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'' is unique in that since the title character has two forms - one of each gender - poor Ranma has been cast in {{Slash Fic}}s with ''almost every single cast member''. Including his official heterosexual love interest. And him[=/=]herself.
* ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Allen has been paired with just about [[LauncherOfAThousandShips every other guy in the series]]. Especially with Lavi and Kanda.
* [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Simon/Viral.]] Both pre- and post-TimeSkip. [[{{Squick}} Oh God no.]]
** There's plenty of Simon/Kamina too.
** Also Simon/Boota, which is either this or bestiality depending on if he's in his human form or not.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' and Sasuke share a ''Canon'' [[AccidentalKiss kiss]] ''on screen'', however, it wasn't voluntary (which fangirls refuse to believe) and they were both gagging in disgust afterwards. Kishimoto has came on the record it was a joke scene, saying 'never have rivals kissed before'. Sasu/Naru is practically the Official Couple for a few people, mostly fangirls. Not to mention all of the other various slash pairings.
** Which is, by the way, incorrect in a way. While this was in a dream sequence (it's a long story), rivals Kuwabara and Yuusuke from Yu Yu Hakusho kissed in an early episode.
** Don't forget that [[FoeYay Itachi/Sasuke]] are ''really'' popular, in spite of the fact that Itachi and Sasuke are [[BrotherSisterIncest brothers]].
** Believe it or not, Gaara/Lee is a pretty popular pairing. It's been made famous by Maldoror_gw's Diplomatic Relations. [[http://maldoror-gw.livejournal.com/30383.html]]
** Another is Kakashi/Iruka, despite the fact that [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight the two have barely met.]]
** During Naruto's Spiral Shuriken training, Kakashi makes a joke about how he admires Naruto, and Naruto interprets it as a come on. Kakashi/Naruto fanfic tripled overnight.
* Practically the entire realm of ''Manga/DeathNote'' fanfic/art centres around this trope. With the whole L and Light [[spoiler:being chained to each other]] for months, they were practically begging for it.
** Not to mention that L's heavy surveillance of Light can also be interpreted as a case of Stalker With a Crush.
** This [[http://cantatedomino24.deviantart.com/art/Death-Note-Yaoi-Overload-257767815 comic]] by [[http://www.cantatedomino24.deviantart.com CantateDomino24]] sums up [[EveryoneIsGay DN fandom quite nicely... ]]
** But remember when L and Misa first met? He was looking at her.
*** The fact that Misa, Light's girlfriend, does not have much of a personality outside of her love for Light also contributes. Light also makes it pretty clear to Ryuk that he has absolutely no romantic interest in her.
* ''{{Durarara}}'' slash fics are almost always any form of [[FoeYay Shizuo/Izaya]] and their alternate fanmade personas.
** It doesn't help either that Narita wrote [[CrackFic slash]] of the two even though it was meant to be an April Fool's joke.
* Pick any CLAMP series. Pick two characters. They have been Slashed. Current popular flavours are Yukito and Touya from Manga/CardcaptorSakura, Doumeki and Watanuki of Anime/XxxHOLiC, and the never-ending shipping of Kurogane and Fai from TsubasaReservoirChronicle.
** To say nothing of the number of [[Anime/CodeGeass Suzaku/Lelouch]] SlashFic's out there. And Lelouch/Rolo is not uncommon.
* At the rate {{Bishonen}} characters in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' is increasing, fanfic writers will soon run out of numbers and alphabet to denote the number of possible pairings availiable.
** And most of them ''will'' involve Tsuna. Typically as the {{Uke}}.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is almost plagued with Kaworu/Shinji fics, though the shower room scene definitely has slashy overtones and the dating sim tie-in game had this option.
** The Kaoru/Shinji HoYay gets even more intense with each iteration: In the manga, there are two DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything moments, one of which is in the shower. To give you an idea, in both moments, their penises are just inches away from each other, thus averting the {{seme}} / {{uke}} roles.
*** Doesn't help that even in the original Canon, the fallout from the broken relationship of those two was one of the last nails in the Coffin to Shinji's Psyche and the subsequent End of the World. Of course, the one that dealt the actual killing blow was Asuka...
** Gendo Ikari/Kozo Fuyutsuki fic, which is a "What subtext? Where?" pairing, since both guys were involved with ''Yui'' on some level (Gendo was married to her and destroyed the world to get her back; Fuyutsuki was her mentor and carried a torch for her for over fifteen years).
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' fandom is full of this. Mostly [[UnequalPairing Roy/Ed]].
** Depends on where you go. There are corners of the internet absolutely ''saturated'' with Elricest. That's right, [[BrotherSisterIncest Ed/Al]]. [[CargoShip Al having his body back seems to be optional.]]
** There's also quite a bit of [[SharingABody Greed/Ling]] slash. As well as stuff shipping one or both of them with Ed.
** For those who prefer Roy with someone closer to his own age, there's a good deal of Roy/Hughes and Roy/Havoc as well.
** [[FoeYay Envy/Ed]] used to be fairly popular with fans of the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], though it's far less common among manga/''Brotherhood'' fans and seems to have died down in general in the past few years. [=HeiEd=] - Ed with Alfons Heiderich, Al's IdenticalStranger in Germany - is also one of the more popular slash pairings in the [=FMA1=] fanbase.
** Femslash is much rarer, because of the lack of meaningful relationships between female characters compared to those between male ones, but among the more common pairings are Winry/Sheska (for fans of the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist original anime]]) and Winry/Riza (for fans of the manga/''Brotherhood''). Olivier Armstrong also gets shipped with other ladies a lot.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is known for its fandom putting together any two female characters, even though the series has two canon lesbians already. And by Stars, four, if you count Lead Crow and Aluminum Siren.
* Pick any combination of characters to have ever appeared in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. There is slash of them. [[FoeYay Ash/Gary]] seems to be especially popular.
** As far as FoeYay goes, Ash/Paul is pretty popular. Things like Roark asking who Ash was thinking about when they battled didn't help.
** Not to mention all the slash written between trainers and their Pokemon.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''. There's [[FoeYay Kaiba/Joey]], [[SharingABody Yami Yugi/Yugi]], Yugi/Bakura, [[SharingABody Yami Bakura/Bakura]], Tristan/Duke, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Yami Marik/Marik]], [[UnholyMatrimony Yami Bakura/Marik]], [[FoeYay Yugi/Kaiba]] and many, many, many more. Really, name just about any two characters on the show, no matter how minor, and you can find them together somewhere in the dark void that is the internet.
** There are even SeriousBusiness ship names. [[http://romantic-fanfiction.deviantart.com/art/Master-Yu-gi-oh-Shipping-List-96342642 Here]] is a close-to-complete list of these names. The most popular pairings in the fandom are [[ScrewYourself Yugi/Yami Yugi, Bakura/Yami Bakura, and Malik/Yami Malik]], just to weird things up even more. Add Joey/Kaiba, and you've got about 95% of the romantic fandom. When a show has [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters as many characters]] as ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'', that's pretty impressive.
* In ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', there is a Slash Machine. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQOxIVFGudU Like so]].
* ''{{Hellsing}}''. Fangirls and fanboys alike love pairing anyone from that show. From [[LesYay Integra/Seras]] to [[HoYay Alucard/Walter]]. [[FoeYay Alucard/Anderson]] is pretty common, as well. And don't get me started on Millenium, which is dominated by Captain/Schroedinger and Zorin/Rip.
** Especially Alucard/Young!Walter, since in ''Hellsing The Dawn'', Walter is a teen {{Bishounen}} and Alucard takes the form of a young, cute girl.
* ''HarukanaruTokiNoNakaDe'', a DatingSim-originated CastFullOfPrettyBoys where this was ''completely unavoidable''. That is, it involves eight guys who are [[TheFourGods already paired up with each other]] due to the way their powers work. The Genbu pair (Eisen/Yasuaki) seems to be one of the most popular choices[[note]]mainly because of the possibility of exploring the plot about TheStoic ArtificialHuman Yasuaki developing emotions (out of love for Eisen, naturally)]]/note]]; the Byakko pair (Takamichi/Tomomasa) also pops up often in fanfics[[note]]as if they didn't have enough HoYay moments in canon already[[/note]]. And you can always make an original pairing if you want to (speaking of which, Tomomasa/Yasuaki fanfics definitely ''do'' exist out there...). Or, if you don't think that HetIsEw, just pair the main girl with you favourite guy.
** The same, of course, applies to the sequels, which have different characters but with the same... eh, bonds.[[note]]If that ''still'' isn't enough, you can try crossover fics with all four games -- that's 32+ guys and a few girls.[[/note]]
* ''GundamWing'' fanfics is generally this. Heero/Duo and Trowa/Quatre seem to be the most popular[[note]]the latter being almost canon, but the former being despite Duo himself [[ShipperOnDeck shipping Heero/Relena]][[/note]], but there are also a lot of works where the whole crew was having sex one after the other. Poor, poor Relena... in most of these fics she's either abandoned or dead.
** Wufei/Duo, Treiz/Wufei, Zechs/Wufei, and Treiz/Zechs/Wufei are all really popular too. In fact, the fandom seems to assume that being gay for one another is a prerequisite for being a Gundam Pilot.
** For the girls you get Relena/Dorothy, Relena/Hilde, Relena/Noine, and Sally/Une. That last one is mostly set in Endless Waltz/Preventers.
* I'm relatively certain that every male character in ''PrinceOfTennis'' has been slashed with every other male character in PrinceOfTennis and half of the girls. It is, in fact, nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find a PrinceOfTennis fanfic that involves romance and isn't either slash or very blatant RelationshipSue. Or both. The fact that there are a minimum of three [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Launchers of a Thousand Ships]] in the series and [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys the vast majority of the cast is Bishonen]] doesn't help.
* OuranHighSchoolHostClub, the show that practically has the characters pre-paired for your convenience [[note]](Kyouya/Tamaki, Hikaru/Kaoru, Honey/Mori if you're feeling adventurous)[[/note]] naturally has quite a bit of this, and most of it is of the couple nearly every female in the show ships already (the twins). However, other pairings are out there (Kyouya/Kaoru seems to be popular for whatever reason).
** It's not just the guys. There is some [[UnsettlingGenderReveal oh-wait-you're-a-girl]] ''yuri'' between Haruhi and Renge. And some where Renge never finds out, for that matter.
* AxisPowersHetalia. You can pair up just about any two characters in this series and have it make sense historically.
* [[Manga/SoulEater Poor Death the Kid.]] If you were to look through a majority of the lists of the Yaoi Fangirls of Soul Eater, you would find that Kid has been paired up with almost every male in the series (This includes [[ParentalIncest his father]]).
* VERY common in the Anime/LuckyStar fandom. Just ask the Konata[=/=]Kagami and Yutaka[=/=]Minami fans. [[CaptainObvious Maybe it's the inevitable]] LesYay.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a well known target for SlashFic as around 80% of all fanfics listed on the internet is about either two members of the male cast, or about two members of the female cast. The main character [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Ichigo Kurosaki]] is easily paired with more or less all of the male cast, although there are favorites. In addition to many other pairings that are quite typical.
** Ichigo/Grimmjow seems to be a typical pairing of the fanon, given the duo's similar personalities and of course the fact that Grimmjow is pretty much Ichigo's EvilCounterpart. Which only seems to intensify this pairings popularity. There is also a good deal of innuendo in the actual Bleach storyline which serves to only add fire to the fuel.
** Ichigo/Renji orignated shortly after the infamous "take it off" scene shortly before the Bount Arc and has only intensified over the course of the anime, as fillers, sentences and even official artwork which did nothing to stop the fangirls or fanboys.
** Other pairings include Renji/Byakuya, Grimmjow/Ulquiorra, etc.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''. Ohsoverymuch. Wolverine, Gambit, and Iceman are far and away the three [[LauncherOfAThousandShips biggest sluts on the team]], if the fics are to be believed. But you could probably play the Series/{{Heroes}} dartboard game with any of guys on the team. Even the villains get to ride quite a bit, namely the "sexier" ones like Sabretooth and Magneto, though I'm sure Apocalypse joined the party at least once.
** Nightcrawler also has his share of fangirls, and as such does end up in a lot of pairing fanfiction. The most common slash fics he ends up in tend to be with Wolverine, since they are often portrayed as best friends.
* CaptainAmerica[=/=]IronMan. Which has a [[http://community.livejournal.com/cap_ironman community on lj]] and an archive called [[http://talesofsuspense.net/ Tales of Suspense]].
** {{Hawkeye}}[=/=][[CanonImmigrant Phil Coulson]] (based mostly on the movieverse) is not ''quite'' as popular, but they ''do'' have [[http://fuckyeahclintcoulson.tumblr.com/ their own Tumblr]].
* Franchise/{{Batman}}[=/=]Franchise/{{Superman}} has its fandom. Possibly influenced by the DC title SupermanBatman, which "explores the camaraderie, antagonism, and friendship between its eponymous characters," to quote TheOtherWiki. Preceded by The Batman/Superman Hour in 1968, which merely aired episodes of either show back-to-back.
** There are also their "sons" Tim Drake/ Kon-El.
* ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'' produces a lot of femslash - mostly of the Canary/Oracle variety, though the TV show had a huge Huntress/Oracle following due to the [[AdaptationDecay very different relationship dynamics]] that spills over into the comics fandom as well.
* The Batman/Gotham City universe is a virtual hotbed of slashy relationships. Batman and Joker finally consummate their true feelings for one another. Dick Grayson/Bruce Wayne or Dick Grayson/random male villain. Jason Todd/Bruce Wayne before he died and resurrection. [[NotBloodSiblings Dick Grayson]]/ An aged up Damian Wayne. Colin Wilkes/Damian Wayne. Joker often has his way with Harvey Dent. Dr Crane and Bruce Wayne make a startlingly hot pairing, but Crane is also often paired with blink-and-you'll-miss-him ''Dark Knight'' character Thomas Schiff. And Bruce Wayne/Commissioner Gordon already has its own [[http://nowweretwo.livejournal.com/ lj community]].
* BoosterGold[=/=]BlueBeetle has a quiet, friendly, prolific, ''extremely committed'' fanbase, with the obligatory LJ community, sprawling [=AUs=], and widely-known handle of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Boostle]].
* Comicbook/{{Cable}}[=/=]{{Deadpool}} is rather popular, especially over on {{Livejournal}}, though what with all the HomeroticSubtext in [[ComicBook/CableAndDeadpool]] it's not hard to see where the fandom gets its ideas from.
* Nite Owl/Rorschach is the most popular pairing in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' fandom, despite one being overweight and suffering from ED, and the other being ugly and sexually repressed. Oh, fandom.
* In-universe example: the main character of ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' is a slash writer and reader, and there's a thriving {{Yaoi}} doujinshi scene slashing her male teammates.
* DoctorDoom and [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]] have a lot of fandom speculation, although pretty much all their slashfic is either tragic stuff that posits that Reed and Doom were more than just classmates in college before the accident that turned them into arch enemies, or disturbing rapefics revolving around Doom's...er...[[FoeYay really, really,]] ''[[{{Squick}} really]]'' obsessive hatred of Reed. [[EvilFormerFriend Or both.]]
** DoctorDoom and Comicbook/{{Loki}} is quickly coming up a close second to Doom and Reed. Doom's become so obsessed he at one point had a room full of Loki clones and in his fantasy world he had Fem!Loki and Emma Frost chained to his throne, where, in his own words, 'They belonged'.
* spider-man/human torch have their own LiveJournal community.
* {{Spiderman}}[=/=]{{Deadpool}}. Also known as 'Spideypool'.
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[[folder:Film]]
* At one point the number of hits on Google for "Sparrabeth", "Willabeth" and "Norrabeth" combined were less than the number of hits for "Sparrington" in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''.
* {{Tron}} fandom also has slash by the bucket. Pick two characters from the franchise - ''any'' two. The discredited sequel and animated series are fair game as well. Pretty men in skintight spandex and very few female characters has something to do with it. A society which likely doesn't have the same taboos would be another factor.
* ''WreckItRalph'' has a decent amount of slash as well. Okay, there's some Ralph/Felix, but an oddly popular ship is Turbo/Felix (called "80's Boyfriends" by the fandom).
* ''Franchise/StarWars''
** Obi-Wan Kenobi/Darth Maul was inexplicably popular right after ''Star Wars Episode I: Film/ThePhantomMenace'' was released, [[SarcasmMode because chopping in half the guy who's just killed your friend and mentor is a perfectly healthy basis for a relationship.]] This probably started with a popular parody series and just spiralled out from there.
** The main slash pairings for the prequels are still Obi-Wan Kenobi/Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi/Anakin Skywalker. Anakin/Palpatine has its fans too.
** It continues into the OT with Luke/Han and Luke/Wedge. In the ExpandedUniverse: Corran and Wedge. Corran and Luke. [[FoeYay Corran and Kyp]] Luke and Kyp. Any combination of the guys [[YaoiFangirl Jaina]] has dated. Expect their wives to be [[YaoiFangirl Yaoi Fangirls]] in any ''Franchise/StarWars'' slash, a clear example of AuthorAppeal. On the yuri side of things, Mara/Mirax is surprisingly popular, as is Exile/Traya and F!Revan/Bastila or F!Revan/Juhani and Juhani/Belaya (Juhani's seme-sex attraction is actually in [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic the game]] itself, and the first same-sex romance BioWare attempted, even if they had to sneak it past the LucasArts [[GettingCrapPasttheRadar radar system]]).
* Surprisingly enough, ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' has its own fair share of slash fans. The pair? [[HilarityEnsues Alex, the lion/Marty, the zebra]]. Note that Alex actually [[MeatOVision bites Marty's butt]], but that's a natural instinct. ''[[HorrorHunger Lions eat zebras, after all]].''
** The TV SpinOff ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' has a disturbingly high amount of the penguins slashing up with any available males, and unavailable males too.
* Post-''Film/CasinoRoyale'', there is a ''lot'' of Film/JamesBond / Le Chiffre out there, and about as much Bond/Villiers (say it with me now... [[IncrediblyLamePun Mannypenny]].) Not as much as, say, ''Literature/HarryPotter'' or something, but probably more than your average Bond film. Maybe it's the [[FanDisservice knotted rope scene]]. Wince.
** There was a lot of 006/007 after ''Film/GoldenEye''.
** Skyfall seems to have added 00Q or 007/Q to the mix.
* As the ''IceAge'' series continues to grow, so does the fandom around [[DeadpanSnarker Diego]] / [[TheDitz Sid]].
** Also people like to pair up the two [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarkers]] of the series, Manny and Diego.
** With the third movie, apparently Diego/Buck (?) has been winning itself some fans. Diego's apparently the [[LauncherOfAThousandShips LOATS]] for this series.
** On the subject of Buck, Buck/Rudy is a paring that has been slowly but surely appearing.
* Since the 2009 ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' movie, there's been movie version Holmes/Watson slash. That existed due to the literature already, but adding Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law to the mix couldn't have hurt.
** It seems that Ritchie realised what a great audience slash fans were, and turned the HoYay UpToEleven for the second movie.
* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'' fic mainly consists of SlashFic and MarySue fic with a bit of het thrown in occasionally. The Basterds get slashed in every combination possible (for instance, Aldo/Donny, Aldo/Utivich, Donny/Utivich, Utivich/Wicki, Utivich/Omar, Donny/Omar, Donny/Stiglitz, Aldo/Stiglitz, Stiglitz/Wicki, Stiglitz/Hicox, and the list goes on and on and on...).
** One of the more disconcerting examples involves Landa raping Utivich and Aldo.
*** On the other hand, there's a fic where Utivich and Aldo have sex in the forest after the end while Landa is tied to a tree and ForcedToWatch.
** In an amusing twist, the actors and Tarantino found out about the slash fic. Rather than [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings getting mad]], however, they took it in stride. Creator/EliRoth's only objection was that "there's no fuckin' way Donny's [[TheTwink a catcher]]!" And he has a point.
* ''Film/HotFuzz''. Considering that the writers and actors acknowledged the HoYay themselves (including fake makeouts in the bloopers!), and that some of Danny's lines in the movie were originally written for a love interest for Nicholas, who was then cut - but the lines stayed the same - it's not surprising that the fandom, though small, pretty much universally ships Nicholas/Danny. And then there was that time the writers [[http://edgarwrighthere.com/2009/10/the-steamy-hot-fuzz-slash-fiction-tweets-october-19th-2009/ gave it their]] WordOfGod approval, and actually called the movie itself "Nicholas Angel and Danny Butterman slash fiction."
* Arthur/Eames is one of the more popular pairings in the ''Film/{{Inception}}'' fandom. [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Then again, Arthur gets paired with everyone.]] There's also Arthur/Cobb and even some Mal/Ariadne.
* ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'':
** Mark/Eduardo.
** Chris/Dustin and Tyler/Cameron are also pretty popular.
* Ryan/Chad is pretty popular in the HighSchoolMusical fandom, mostly due to the sexy musical baseball scene in the second movie, which included lyrics such as, "I'll show you how I swing" from Chad. After the game we see them eating [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything hotdogs]] with each other. To top it all off, they have switched clothes.
* After ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' got released, the entire internet exploded with Magneto/Professor X fics. It doesn't help that the actors, Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Creator/MichaelFassbender, got on board as well and teased about it in interviews.
* ''{{Thor}}'' launched the [[IncestSubtext pairing]] of Thor and Loki, as well as the pairings of Loki with just about [[LauncherOfAThousandShips everyone]] which carried over to...
** the ''Film/TheAvengers'' which had Loki paired with every member of the team as well as team mix and match pairings. [[CastIncest On screen and off]]
* Judging from the (Sadly) few Film/BillAndTed fanfics out there, the most popular pairing seems to be [[HeterosexualLifePartners Bill/Ted]].
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Being possibly one of the most slashed and most talked about duo of all time, Literature/SherlockHolmes and dear Dr. Watson.
** Especially baffling because any true student of Conan Doyle knows the ''real'' UnresolvedSexualTension is between Watson and Lestrade.
* The most popular ''Literature/HarryPotter'' slash pairings are Harry/Draco Malfoy, Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (puppy love, slashers often call themselves puppyshippers, thus confusing members of an [[Franchise/YuGiOh entirely different fandom]]), Snape/Harry (talk about SlapSlapKiss) and Snape/Remus Lupin. The {{Squick}}iest ones are such as Harry/Voldemort, James/Harry, Draco/Lucius Malfoy, the infamous Fred/George "twincest", Dumbledore/Harry...
** There is a [[CrackPairing Harry/Sirius/James Potter's Rotten Corpse]] pairing.
** The most infamous is "Rubber Duck", a Snape/Giant Squid fic.
*** You think that's bad? "Whomped" is a Draco/Whomping Willow fic! [[EpilepticTrees That tree wasn't having seizures...]]
*** And I'd certainly avoid googling the term "Dobby stretches, sir" if you are easily sickened - the Dobby/Hagrid pairing is worse than it sounds.
** [[CloudCuckoolander Luna]] / [[FieryRedhead Ginny]] is -- or was -- probably the most popular LesYay ship (it was only popular for a short time, as [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince book six]] made it clear that Ginny would end up with Harry).
** Ginny/Hermione is very popular, particularly with both Ginny AND Hermione realizing that their boyfriends at the end of book 7 are not adequate and choosing to leave Harry and Ron for each other.
** Also ever popular is Bellatrix/Narcissa or either or both of the two with Andromeda, sometimes even "punishing her" for becoming a blood traitor.
*** Lily seems to be shipped with some female characters such as Alice, Bellatrix, Narcissa, and even Ginny.
** It should be noted that several fic writers slash Harry with Tom Riddle Jr., separating him as a character from Voldemort.
* About 90% of [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Vetinari]] fics involve him getting with Drumknott or Vimes.
* Frodo/Sam in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Some will argue the overtones were there in the novels, though the movies certainly didn't help.
** Even the Nostalgia Critic ships [=FrodoxSam=]! Or at least agrees with it. Somewhat. Probably for the sake of comedy. (Watch his Harry Potter Book Seven Release video. He asks "Gandalf" about it.)
*** From the point of view of a person that lived in the 50s, Frodo and Sam were just really, ''really'' good friends (and even in those times, there were probably people who found their relationship slightly ambiguous).
** Same goes for Aragorn/Legolas, or Gimli/Legolas. And to a lesser degree, every [[CrackPairing combination of male characters]].
*** Same goes for ''TheSilmarillion'', with its overwhelmingly male cast of characters.
** Oh, there are definite overtones for Gimli/Legolas in the novel. Such as when Gimli insisted on taking Legolas on a date to the most ''gorgeous'' crystal-filled caverns he'd ever seen once the war was over. And don't forget that Gimli decides to spend the rest of his life in the Deathless Lands, being the first dwarf to do so because he became real "friendly" with Legolas, and now gets to spend the rest of his existence with him.
* ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'': Honestly, [[DesertedIsland it was bound to happen]]. [[FoeYay Jack/Ralph]] is the most popular pair among fans.
* Aziraphale/Crowley of ''Literature/GoodOmens''. Hardly surprising, considering the canon HoYay and the "[[DatingCatwoman forbidden love]]" appeal of an angel and demon loving each other. More surprisingly, fandom portrayal seems to be evenly split between subtle {{UST}} that toes the [[HeterosexualLifePartners gen]]/slash line and full-blown slash.
** When asked what happened to Aziraphale and Crowley after the events of the book, NeilGaiman said they moved to the South Downs. See Holmes and Watson, above.
** The early stage of GO fandom (before 2005) apparently contained less smut than new {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s expected, to the point that some complained (though it may have been because they anticipated ''Literature/HarryPotter''-esque amounts of slash in a fandom that's just a blip on the radar compared to ''that'' one). It wasn't until the GO Exchange and Switchythings [=LiveJournal=] communities were created that the porn reached "acceptable" levels.
* ''{{Narnia}}'', for want of 'human' companions for its main characters, tends to have a decent bit of this in the fanfic sections. Tends to be incest as well, which doesn't really seem a whole lot better than bestiality with perfectly decent, talking animals, but there we go.
** Contributors to this include even [[NeilGaiman Neal freaking Gaiman]]. Don't believe me? Check out The Problem with Susan, from the Fragile Things anthology, if you dare - but be warned, as it ''goes there''. As in the ''there'' mentioned above. [[spoiler:And I'm not talking about the incest.]]
** While on the ''ChroniclesOfNarnia'' subject, some common, popular ships are [[BrotherSisterIncest Peter/Susan, Edmund/Lucy]] and [[BroYay Peter/Edmund]]. Yeah, and the book is Christian.
** No love for [[HoYay Peter/Caspian]]?
** Edmund/Caspian: for the thinking slash fan.
** [[BrotherSisterIncest Edmund/Lucy]] is probably one of the most popular pairs, apart from the [[OfficialCouple official]] Susan/Caspian, especially since the third movie appeared. Most fans blame it on the actors, that look really good together, after they hit their growth spurts. You can see some pictures [[http://www.fanpop.com/spots/the-chronicles-of-narnia/images/18327266/title/skandar-keynes-georgie-henley-dec-2010-photo here]].
* Even though it has a smaller following then most pairings, [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuidetotheGalaxy Arthur/Ford]] is surprisingly popular within the fandom (and some of it's not that [[http://imperfectcircle.livejournal.com/13417.html bad]]).
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' has the infamous [[FoeYay Edward/Jacob]], the incestous([[NotBloodSiblings or not]]) Edward/Jasper and the almost canon Edward/Carlisle (Carlisle chose Edward as his first companion). It doesn't matter the fact that Edward is a vampire, Jacob is a werewolf and that they cannot even stand each other's smell. And that they hate each other's guts, because they are both obsessed with MarySue [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Bella]].
** Don't forget Bella/Alice on the femslash side. There is also the moment in ''Eclipse'' when Leah tells Jacob she dreams about kissing Bella, which has sparked quite a bit of femslash.
* British boarding school stories, from the late 19th to the mid 20th Centuries. Multiple authors, boys' and girls' schools, but noticeably Horace Vachell ("The Hill"), E.F. Benson ("David Blaize"), and Angela Brazil, featured relationships which either bordered on, or crossed over into, physical affection between (or unrequited physical longing for) same-sex friends. Put whatever interpretation you want on them, but at least one of Benson's characters thought himself a monster who ought to be shot for his feelings towards a younger boy (the book was written at the time of the First World War, so this attitude is unremarkable for the time).
** And then there's all the femmeslash based around Enid Blyton's universe (particularly ''Malory Towers'', however the Famous Five have George/Anne but mostly seem to be Julian/Anne het) (although you are advised to avoid the George/Timmy and Chinky/Wishing Chair).
* WickedLovely fandom has a bit of it, most commonly of [[TheWoobie Niall]] and [[DarkIsEdgy Irial]]. Otherwise known as [[PortamaneauCoupleNickname Nirial]]. Mind you, that technically at least used to be [[BiTheWay Canon]].
** Other ships, such as Niall/Seth, Keenan/Seth, Keenan/Niall, Donia/Seth, and [[LesYay Donia/Aislinn]] definitely aren't however.
* ''{{Havemercy}}'' lends itself particularly well to slash fiction, considering that the number of female characters with names and personalities can be counted on one hand. Royston/Hal is canon, of course, and Rook/Thom may be the most popular, but there are ''plenty'' of others. A good picture of what I mean can be found on [[http://www.community.livejournal.com/thremedon the LJ fan comm]].
** Caius/Alcibiades from the sequel ShadowMagic is also popular, though this is sometimes seen as a case of HeterosexualLifePartners.
** It doesn't help that the series had a built-in slash base... One of the authors is [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/72605/Lady_Jaida Lady Jaida]], well known for the Harry Potter Sirius/Remus epic [[http://community.livejournal.com/shoebox_project/ The Shoebox Project]].
* Tamora Pierce's ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' books have quite a few of these, especially for those who frequent the forum [[http://fiefgoldenlake.proboards.com/ Goldenlake]]. A particularly popular one which has evolved into something of a fandom joke is The Contes And Their Squires. Due to their fanfiction drives - most notably their multi-month SMACKDOWN competition - many slash pairings have become more and more popular in the wider fandom.
* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has a few popular slash pairings, like the canonical Renly/Loras or more subtextual pairings like Theon/Robb, Robb/Jon, or Stannis/Davos. ''A Dance With Dragons'' has also opened the floodgates for Jon Connington/Rhaegar Targaryen. Margaery/Sansa is fairly popular on the lady front.
* "LesMiserables" has a huge slash fandom, the most notable pairing being Enjolras/Grantaire.
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* The "classic" - some might say definitive -- Slash pairing is Kirk/Spock (from ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''). It has been suggested that the term "slash" came from the slash (the "/") between Kirk and Spock. According to TheOtherWiki, there was a time in the 70's when the terms "slash" and "K/S" were used interchangeably.
** So would their PortmanteauCoupleName be "Spirk" or...
*** There are some that call it "Spork".
*** Shouldn't it be Jock? None of the real-life portmanteaus use one person's surname.
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' was the first fandom to write stories detailing an explicitly romantic relationship between two same-sex characters. (As ''WebVideo/TheShipsCloset'' points out, the fact that slash emerged during such a homophobic era is quite telling and points to a tremendous amount of subtext. Of course, when you consider that Gene Roddenberry himself invented the Vulcan word ''t'hy'la'', meaning "friend/brother/''lover''", it becomes less about {{Subtext}} and more about GettingCrapPastTheRadar.)
*** TV Guide's September 15, 1967 summarization of the Star Trek episode "Amok Time" with the double-entendre "''Mr. Spock succumbs to a powerful mating urge and nearly kills Captain Kirk.''" may very well have been the original inspiration for this entire, particular, fanfic genre.
**** The very, ''very'' first slash story, Jennifer Guttridge's ''The Ring of Soshern'', has been dated to at least early 1968 and possibly late 1967 (it cannot be any earlier than September 1967 because it mentions ''pon farr''). So, some variant on the ''TV Guide'' origin legend could very well be the case. However, Ms. Guttridge was British and wouldn't have been reading ''TV Guide''; also, she'd have had to have this episode described to her because ''Star Trek'' didn't air in Great Britain until 1969 and "Amok Time" wasn't shown until November of ''1970''.
** There's also [=McCoy=]/Spock, probably the second most popular slash pairing in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fandom.
** Another highly popular Slash pairing is Garak/Bashir, from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. This could be because the the actors and writers played up the HoYay possibilities, and at least one of the actors is on record as having asked that the relationship be shown in canon, in 1995.
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' was fertile ground for this given Captain Janeway's touch-feely body language. - It was said that Janeway only had to give her famous [[PuppyDogEyes Gooey Look]] in the vague direction of a bulkhead and there'd be a dozen Janeway/Bulkhead fanfics the next day.
*** Coupled with the failure of the PowersThatBe to [[CelibateHero join her up with anybody]] (despite them all being trapped alone in the Delta Quadrant for six years) when they finally did hook up the captain ... it wasn't with a crewmember, but with [[spoiler:a hologram]]. ... Very unsatisfying.
*** Then a blatant MsFanservice joins the crew in the shapely shape of Seven of Nine, whose ongoing mother/daughter relationship was [[HoYay/LiveActionTV open to interpretation]] by lesbian fans...
*** Some of them, such as [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3726342/1/My_BuffyStar_Trek_Voyager_Crossover this J/7 shipper]] (which is also a crossover with Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer) make the idea work.
*** C'mon, if you can't see the love in Admiral Janeway's eyes at "Endgame" when [[spoiler:she sees Seven, you must be blind. Also, it only takes Seven's name mention to crack the 'self-righteousness' of the Captain. To the hell with the Temporal Prime Directive!]]
*** The touchy-feely, "we love each other like family" vibes of the show also make "Voyager" a goldmine for fangirls searching male HoYay subtext. Tom Paris's oddly close friendship with Harry Kim and tensions with Chakotay were probably meant to seem "brotherly," but try telling that to the fanfic writers....
* Stiles and Derek (aka [[PortmanteauCoupleName "Sterek"]]) on ''Series/TeenWolf'' have emerged as an incredibly fast-growing FanPreferredCouple. The pairing emerged as the victor of a multi-week series of polling to determine fan favorite slash ships on [[http://www.afterelton.com/people/2012/09/ultimate-slash-madness-winner-sterek After Elton]], beating out numerous other pairings, most of which are listed on this page. Internet buzz for the tourney was so great that cast members from the various shows actually weighed in via {{Twitter}} and other media to support the favored ships from their respective shows.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has one, too. Since the show had {{Subtext}} between Ivanova and Talia, they would be the most obvious pairing.
** Ivanova/Talia is pretty much canonical. There was Ivanova's admission to Delenn during the rebirth ceremony that she thought she loved Talia. Also, it's very strongly implied that Ivanova and Talia [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed shared a bed]] in the episode "Divided Loyalties," though whether they were just sleeping or if something else happened is never stated. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for the shippers, it's highly unlikely that anything happened, because if it had, Talia's evil personality would probably have brought it up to taunt Ivanova during her rant at the end of the episode.]]
*** WordOfGod regarding Talia and Ivanova's did they or didn't they is [[spoiler: they did. They couldn't acknowledge it any more than they did or the network would have nixed it. What little was shown was entirely GettingCrapPastTheRadar.]]
** An oddly popular one is Marcus/Neroon. The two characters only interacted in precisely ''one'' episode, in which they attempted to duel to the death. Yeah, I don't get it either.
** Londo/G'Kar has a modest but devoted fan base.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' also has a sizable slash fandom. One of the biggest pairings was John/D'argo, which actually got a ShoutOut during a body-switching episode (I think D'Argo's body was inhabited by Chiana at the time, I don't know who was in John's body). Other pairings included: Zhaan/Chiana, Aeryn/Other Female; even John/Crais for the FoeYay fan. Also, stories where D'Argo actually went off with Staanz (The Zenetan Pirate, not the Film/{{Ghostbusters}} guy).
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' fanfic has lots: Sam/Janet, Jack/Daniel, Sam/Vala, Jack/Teal'c, Teal'c/Daniel, Hammond/Jack, Hammond/Daniel, Hammond/Teal'c, even Hammond/Thor, Daniel/Entire-Village-Full-Of-Funny-Looking-Mute-Mushroom-Men, Big-Ugly-Alien-Bug/Jack, and many more - some even too ludicrous to mention - believe it or not.
** ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' has a lot too: [=McKay=]/Sheppard is predominant, but there's plenty of Ronon/Sheppard, [=McKay=]/Zelenka, Teyla/Weir, and the list goes on. The show has not been shy about providing plenty of slashfic fodder.
*** Stargate SG-1 goes further to play with this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzWpCcKIMVc&feature=related in their goofy episode 200]].
* DisneyChannel's shows have slash fans. Surprisingly(or not), on [[http://www.fanfiction.net/ FanFiction.net]], the most popular ''HannahMontana'' pairing is [[LesYay Miley Stewart/ Lily Truscott]] (not count the falsely categorizing [[NickJonas Nick]]/Miley stories). Same for ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', whose most popular couple is [[BrotherSisterIncest Justin Russo/Alex Russo]].
** Nickelodeon's live action shows also have plenty of slash fans. DrakeAndJosh has a huge following for Drake/Josh, and ''Series/ICarly'' has a lot of Carly/Sam. And then, of course, ''Series/BigTimeRush'' [[HoYay happened]]...
* Blake/Avon, from ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
** Also Avon/Blake, Avon/Vila, Avon/Tarrant -- always Avon. (And B7 has some darn good slash writers.)
* Clark Kent/Lex Luthor, in the [[SpinoffBabies teenage]] ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' series ''{{Smallville}}''.
* [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]]/The Master. This is almost explicit with the newest version. See also: The Doctor / Any Male Companion (especially [[TheScrappy Adric]], trust me), with [[AnythingThatMoves Captain Jack]] and [[SecurityCling Jamie]] being the favourites. The fact that the Doctor has had more female than male companions, however, means that the slashers have to take what they can get here
** At this point, if you judge by fanfic, Jack's done with the Doctor and is now banging anyone in any crossover that he can.
** Romana / Leela has also become popular due to the ''AudioPlay/{{Gallifrey}}'' audio dramas.
* [[HeterosexualLifePartners House/Wilson]] slash is easily one of the most popular pairings for ''Series/{{House}}'' fanfic. While the subtext in the show is often for humourous effect and frequently {{Lampshaded}}, it might be intentional, too: Katie Jacobs, [[WordOfGod executive producer]], once stated that there are equal chances of House ending up with Cuddy, Cameron, or ''Wilson''.
* {{Series/Heroes}} is full of slash. [[http://fantasticpants.livejournal.com/35297.html Here's a game to try at home.]] Print out the names of all of the male characters, no matter how obscure, from Heroes put them all on the wall and throw two darts at it. Using this method, try to find a pair somebody ''doesn't '' ship.
** Unsurprisingly a certain indestructible cheerleader also stars in a lot of ''Heroes'' fanfic - Claire/Peter, Claire/Elle, Claire/Gretchen, Claire/Etc... And Claire/Gretchen actually became canon femmeslash right near the end of season four. Due to being the most prominent female character, most of the femmeslash in the Heroes fandom features Claire.
** Sylar and Peter tend to show up in plenty of slash fics. It helps that they are both [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LauncherOfAThousandShips magical and can be shipped with anyone]]. Sylar and Peter have a ton of slashy subtext with each other that was ramped up to 11 in season four and they slash with other male characters. Sylar/Mohinder was the most popular Sylar ship for a while until the amount of screentime Sylar and Mohinder had together was reduced. In addition, Petrellicest (Nathan/Peter) is quite popular.
** Before he was [[spoiler: killed off]] Adam/Hiro and Adam/Peter were fairly popular pairings. And hey, there's always AU fic.
* Mal/Jayne of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' seem to catch an inordinate amount of attention; probably has something to do with all that [[HoYay power struggle going on for control of the ship]].
** Simon/Jayne is also popular, and is not helped by all of the [[HoYay deliberate subtext the writers and actors put in]].
** And on the female side, there's also River/Kaylee and Inara/Kaylee.
** Mal/Simon for the win!
* Jon/Stephen on ''Series/TheDailyShow''. The amount of deliberate HoYay in the source material has not lessened the number of fics on this pairing, but it has encouraged fics on just about every other pairing possible.
** British comedian and substitute host John Oliver talks about discovering TDS slash when he sent a link to from a friend in his stand-up:
-->"These were beautifully written stories, I don't want to give you the wrong impression! It was not just base pornography! There was a lot of time and lyrical language spent in describing the romanticism of each situation. A story might begin: 'Softed fall, the snow outside a ski lodge in Vermont, mounting up inch upon snowy inch on the wooden window sill. Lit from within by the glow of the roaring fire. Around the fire did sit Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, flushed from a long day skiing, toasting the marshmallows on the dancing flames, that surely they would enjoy as s'mores later that night. In walked the butler...' (sarcastically) Oh, who could that be I wonder? '''That is basically racist!''' This is just ignorance, is what it is. It's just ignorance! (mockingly)"Can I 'elp you two with anything?" Said the butler ''exactly'' how they all speak. "Anything I can do for you? Pish-posh, hufflepuffle, flip-flop!" "No thank you Mr.butler," said Stephen Colbert "But you can help me with this":(makes unzipping fly motion) Zip! Thud! and I'm going to stop there, bcause you don't need to carry around in my head, what I carry around in mine! The point is who would have thought that technology had evolved to the point where I would find myself alone in my office at work, shouting out loud at my own computer screen screaming 'WHEN DO I AT LEAST HAVE A GO?!!' Wait, what?'"
* Sam/Gene on ''Life on Mars''. The amount of slash fiction on this pairing is unbelievable with there being more than 1000 slash fics on this pairing alone on the "lifein1973" livejournal page, no doubt stemming up from the close physical contact Sam and Gene constantly display on the show. Chris/Ray is also a popular pairing.
* Just to further prove that there's porn of EVERYTHING somewhere on the net, there is apparently Slash Fiction of British improvisation PanelShow ''MockTheWeek'' involving Creator/FrankieBoyle and Hugh Dennis. Boyle brings it up on the show as well as giving a quick description of Slash Fiction in general.
-->'''Frankie:''' Hugh has to be careful because this week I've discovered - I don't know if you know what slash fiction is? But it's basically gay fiction on the internet where they have people like, you know, Captain Kirk and Spock shagging each other. And there's one of me and Hugh.\\
'''Hugh:''' * Celebrates*\\
'''Frankie:''' I don't know why you're doing that, Hugh, because you're [[{{Uke}} the receiver]].\\
'''Hugh:''' I'm just trying to make it easier for you.\\
'''Frankie:''' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne And the most offensive part of it is when they describe my pubes as being ginger.]]
* There is Ryan/Colin slashfic from the American WhoseLineIsItAnyway. Might I mention that they are both married, and not to each other? Though, the HoYay certainly doesn't help...
* Slash writers of ''Series/TheXFiles'' fan fiction like various combos of Mulder, Skinner, and Krycek (including throwing all three together, with Doggett occasionally getting shuffled into the mix somewhere). There's also a not-insignificant amount of Scully/Reyes, and even some slashing of the Lone Gunmen in various combinations.
* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': [[SchoolgirlLesbians Rory/Paris]].
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. The [[HeterosexualLifePartners Arthur/Merlin]] slashers here make up something like 85% of the show's overall fanbase, and in fairness, it's not as if they haven't been provided with fertile soil on which to build. Unconvinced? Start out at the "sleeptalking" scene in ''The Poisoned Chalice'', add the touchy-feely Serious Emotional Business bit when they sleep next to each other in ''Moment of Truth'', plus the armor-fastening scene from the same episode, take a right at the almost-hug in ''Beauty and the Beast - Part 2'', a left at the random noogie in ''The Lady of the Lake'', drive straight down the middle of ''every scene they have together'' in ''The Last Dragonlord'' and you're there...
** The episode ''Lancelot'' is so slashy that even the TV Guide summaries pointed it out. Lancelot/Merlin and /Lancelot/Arthur are fairly popular pairings. There's also Gaius/Uther, Merlin/Will, Merlin/Edwin, and, on the female side of things, Gwen/Morgana and [[SiblingIncest Morgana/Morgause]].
*** Sugar magazine's summary of the show mentions a bromance between Merlin and Arthur.
** And Merlin/Gwaine and Percival/Elyan.
** As of Season 5, Merlin/Mordred slash abounded. It helped that Mordred was [[ShesAllGrownUp now in his late teens/early twenties]], extremely attractive, and [[spoiler: not evil yet]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fanfic has plenty of slash, but has the added complication of a canonical lesbian couple (Willow/Tara). Other popular pairings include Willow/Buffy (based on the characters being [[HeterosexualLifePartners extremely close]]), Buffy/Faith (based on the Slayer bond and significant subtext in season 3), and Spike/Angel (based on both actors being extremely hot).
** Spike/Angel happened at least once. As Whedon put it, they were horny vampires who happened to be around each other a lot. These things happen. ("They're open-minded guys!")
** Over on ''Series/{{Angel}}'' we continue with the Spike/Angel subtext, add a dash of Wes/Gunn, and a whole heap of Angel/Lindsey. Why is Christian Kane always slashed?
** Spike/Xander is very popular. There is also a small following for Angel/Xander, Oz/Xander, and Lance/Xander. The writers deliberately put in HoYay for Spike and Xander, though, and Joss originally wasn't sure if he would make Xander or Willow gay.
** Really, Spike/anyone male, or Angelus/anyone male.
* There is ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' slashfic out there too. [[MentorShip JD/Cox]] is the most common pairing. And the most mentally scarring.
** I guess [[HeterosexualLifePartners JD/Turk]] would be too easy. It seems like the show ''wants'' fans to make slash fic about them. They take their bromance ''very'' seriously.
*** There's surprisingly few slash fics for those two, actually. Turk and Carla rarely get split up.
** The show has also given enough material for JD/Janitor and JD/Keith. Both SlapSlapKiss.
** [[HeterosexualLifePartners Cox/Ben]], anyone?
** The Todd is in several as well, ranging from with JD to even Doug.
* ''Series/JeevesAndWooster'' has the obvious but indomitable Bertie/Jeeves, an extremely rare breed of pairing because of the actors who play them. [[Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie Let's just say]] that Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie are '''''very''''' okay with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lUX0Wr90X8 shipping themselves...]]
** For some odd reason, in the result-of-quarreling absence of Jeeves, Bertie is often slashed (and ''threesomed'' with Jeeves in some fics) with his Long Island poet friend Rocky Todd, who only makes two appearances, instead of his [[http://tinypic.com/usermedia.php?uo=jaGMvrYPhKtKMsCLNpMJi4h4l5k2TGxc much-recurring friend Bingo Little]].
* [[BuddyCopShow Bodie and Doyle]] from ''Series/TheProfessionals'' -- two [[MrFanservice handsome, athletic men running around in tight jeans]], with a GirlOfTheWeek attitude towards women as opposed to their [[HeterosexualLifePartners intimate friendship forged in battle]]...it's been a slash favourite for years.
* One of the executive producers of ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', when asked if it bothered him that more people wrote Eliot/Parker than Hardison/Parker (one of the show's canon pairings), started his response by saying something along the lines of: "Let's be honest, more people are writing Nate/Eliot."
* As seen in the quote at the top of the page, ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has so much slash, apparently, that it has even managed to creep into the universe in which the story takes place (thanks to a Prophet who wrote books about Sam and Dean without knowing they actually existed). The opener for season five even involved a slash fangirl as a minor character in the form of Becky, webmistress of ''[[SiblingIncest morethanbrothers.com]]''.
** Examples are: Sam/Dean, Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel, Castiel/Gabriel, Lucifer/Michael, Lucifer/Sam, Lucifer/Castiel, John/Bobby, Crowley/Bobby... Pick two random characters of the same sex and, chances are there's fic for it.
*** Misha Collins once said in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gfb6yo1pSA a Q&A]] that apparently, there's also Dean/Castiel/pie... But Misha sometimes says the darndest things.
* [[{{NCIS}} Tony Dinozzo]] seems to get this alot- he gets paired up with Gibbs or [=McGee=] or Palmer almost as much as his canon (and fanon) Het pairings.
** There are also fics pairing Ziva with Abby and, in alternate universe fics, Kaitlin Todd, someone [[spoiler: Ziva never even met]].
** Gibbs/Ducky is also a popular pairing.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}: The Next Generation'' has several popular slash fic pairings.
** Peter/Riley became popular after Riley kissed Peter. Many fans insist that Peter is bisexual and truly wants to be with Riley.
** Spinner/Marco, Spinner/Jay, and Sean/Jay has always been popular.
** Ashley/Ellie, Alex/Ellie, Manny/Darcy, Manny/Paige, and to a lesser extent Ellie/Paige have been popular for a long time especially since Ellie's FanService kiss with Paige.
** Holly J/Jane has had a following for quite some time.
** Fiona/Holly J started to get some fans during season 9 and exploded in popularity with the beginning of season 10.
* ''Series/CriminalMinds'' has Morgan/Reid... and [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Reid]]/''everyone''. Why, you're such a little slut, Reid.
* ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' has Illya Kuryakin/Napoleon Solo, aka the other K/S. Star Trek fanficcers sometimes pair up Shatner's and Nimoy's characters from ''The Project Strigas Affair'', the episode they were both in, even though the characters barely meet.
* ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' has reams pairing up the title characters. Not surprising, especially with all the touching, hugging, and gazing into each other's eyes on the show.
* Perplexingly popular in ''PowerRangers''. Less perplexing when you remember that it's pretty much tradition to have varying amounts of HoYay between the Red Ranger and the SixthRanger, particularly in ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' and ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''.
** A lot of the slash is split between two couples: [[MightyMorphinPowerRangers Jason and Tommy]] and [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Bridge and Sky]]. David Yost, who played Billy, coming out of the closet has added to the slash fuel.
** For girls, one of the most popular pairings is [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Ashley/Karone]]. This can be fueled by the fact that Ashley seems to be very touchy around Karone.
* ''Series/TheSentinel'' overwhelmingly pairs Jim/Blair with daubs of Jim/Simon and Blair/Simon and cases of Jim/Blair/Simon. Richard Burgi (Jim) and Garett Maggart (Blair) sometimes played up the Jim/Blair in out takes, notably in the campfire kiss tape.
* ''Series/DueSouth'' has Fraser/Ray V and Fraser/Ray K; sometimes Fraser/Ray/Ray or Ray/Ray. Fem Slash sometimes veers into Maggie [=MacKenzie=]/Margaret Thatcher.
* If you skim quickly over a selection of Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit fic, two things will become clear. First, that the vast majority of the fans ship either Elliot/Olivia or Alex/Olivia. Second, that Alex/Olivia is ''huge''.
* Being as its four main characters are all women, ''Women's Murder Club'' tends to generate a fair bit of femslash. Lindsay / Cindy and Jill / Cindy seem to be popular pairings.
* You will lose any bet to find a ''RizzoliAndIsles'' fic that does not consist of solely those women together romantically; once again Angie Harmon makes it very easy to slash her characters despite being a real-life Republican.
** A real-life Republican who supports gay rights.
* Within ''minutes'' of its first broadcast ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' generated a load of [[FirstNameBasis Sherlock/John]] Slash fics. Most Slashed characters of all time indeed.
** The show itself lampshade/parodies the slash-magnetism of Sherlock, as most people assume that Sherlock and John are a couple. Sherlock doesn't care, but John gets annoyed. Later, he even comments whenever they do something that will make people talk even more.
** Not to mention the exceedingly slash-friendly Granada TV series.
** This even creeps in-universe in the third season, where a member of The Empty Hearse is a [[FoeYay Sherlock/Moriarty]] fan.
* {{Glee}}: [[CampGay Kurt]] and [[TheCasanova Puck]] are paired with literally ''[[LauncherOfAThousandShips everyone]]'', male and female. In the first season, [[ThoseTwoGuys Mike/Matt]] was popular, although it's faded [[IncrediblyLamePun into the background]] a bit since Matt was PutOnABus. Slash pairings involving [[MrFanservice Sam]] have become pretty popular, something that can be attributed to early speculation that he would be [[StraightGay gay]], and his [[OnceAnEpisode frequent]] {{Shirtless Scene}}s (usually with Finn). On the yuri front, [[FoeYay Rachel/Quinn]] is enormously popular while, likely in response to popular demand, [[SchoolgirlLesbians Brittany/Santana]] became canon. And Quinn/Santana entered the ranks in Season 4 after the two characters had a one-night stand.
* ''TheWestWing'', usually involving Josh, either with Sam or Toby. Any reluctance to include President Bartlet in this sort of thing, out of respect for the office, is probably a lot less likely following the real-life exploits of Bill Clinton.
* ''Series/TheATeam'': The most popular slash pairing appears to be Face and Murdock, followed by Hannibal and Face, and then very rarely is BA slashed with Murdock.
* In ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' fandom, there's a surprising amount of shipping between [[RobotGirl Cameron]] and any female character on the show, particularly Sarah.
* In {{Warehouse 13}} fanfic the most shipped couple hands down is Myka/HG this is due to the very deliberate subtext by the actors and writters.
** Subtext? are you kidding they look like they want to jump each other whenever their in the same room.
* {{Lost Girl}}s most dominant pairing is Bo/Lauren thought there is quite a bit of Kenzi/Dyson slashing.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is full of Emma/Regina which is awkward considering Regina is Emma's step-grandmother. Oh, and they hate each others' guts. Of course, it would solve the custody battle over [[HasTwoMommies their son]] (Emma's the birth mom, Regina's the adoptive mom) in a non-lethal way.
* Apollo/Starbuck is the most popular pairing in the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Classic}}''.
* How this page got so far without mentioning {{Xena}} is amazing to me. Xena/Gabrielle went from Subtext to Text with the characters being soulmates who found each other in every generation.
** Xena/Callisto and Gabrielle/Callisto, due to Callisto's [[StalkerWithACrush obsession with both of them]].
* ''{{Grimm}}'' has spawned stories with Nick/Monroe. [[FoeYay Nick/Renard]] is also extremely popular.
* Pick any two male characters from ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'', and you will find slash fics for them. Examples include Duncan/Methos, Duncan/Joe, Methos/Joe, Methos/Richie, Joe/Richie, Methos/Kronos... the list is endless. For females, Amanda and Rebecca seem popular, but other pairings exist.
* While MysteryScienceTheater3000 doesn't have much of a shipping scene, slash fic still exists. The most popular pairings are [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Joel/Mike]] and Dr. Forrester/TV's Frank, but there is also [[RoboShip Servo/Crow]] and even [[FoeYay Forrester/Joel]].
* [[BuddyCopShow Steve and Danny]] on ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' are a popular pairing with slash fic writers, especially due to their penchant for ManHug[=ging=], willingness to die together and recent tendency to openly say "I love you" to each other. That Steve is also an HonoraryUncle to Danny's daughter Grace results in numerous scenes where the two of them look like gay parents.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Expect this to be the case when it comes to fic written about just about any band consisting of more than one male member (or, if you're into yuri...). The fangirl writers of the MyChemicalRomance fanbase, for example, seem to ''really'' love this trope. A sizable portion of what's out there requires BrainBleach. Course, [[FanService when you consider how the live shows tend to get]], it's kind of hard to blame them.
** Almost every single fic written for the Bandom Big Bang (a yearly fanfiction challenge on Livejournal) is slash or femmeslash, entirely despite the fact that many of the subjects are already in heterosexual relationships of various commitment levels. The main bands slashed are MyChemicalRomance, FallOutBoy, and PanicAtTheDisco. A surprising amount of it is shockingly decent.
* Proving that the internet does indeed have everything, there exists slash... [[http://www.ficwad.com/category/434 involving Slash.]]
** Guns N' Roses fandom is absolutely full of it, most of it being Izzy Stradlin/Axl Rose, Duff [=McKagan=]/Slash, or [[FoeYay Slash/Axl]].
* Music/XJapan attracted a lot of this for a while. The situation has changed somewhat now in that while the band is still high in regard to HoYay and HeterosexualLifePartners and more, many slash writers abandoned the fandom, so slash for the band for a while was pretty much abandoned fic and old fic... until a new round of doujinshi and fanfic artists showed up/returned to write fic with the band's return to activities.
** It is also somewhat of a JustifiedTrope there, as the band from 1987-1996 had at least three members who are bisexual and one that's possibly AmbiguouslyBi or AmbiguouslyGay, two of the bisexual members seemed to have feelings for each other at the very least, and they were pretty much the band known for being the TropeMaker for HoYay / HomoeroticSubtext in VisualKei. While all the couples in the slash fic aren't canon by any means (though one likely was), a lot of what drove it to exist ''was.''
* AdamLambert. He is a fandom unto himself. Lets see, we've got him with Kris Allen, Brad Bell, Tommy Joe Ratliff, Drake Labry, Sauli Kosikinen, and those are just the common ones.
** Ironically there is quite a fandom for a straight involving Adam and Allison Iraheta.
* Music/BuckTick was another VisualKei band that played into the image for {{fanservice}}, lyricists that wrote lots of homoerotic lyrics (''Suzumebachi,'' ''Jonathan Jet-Coaster'' among others) and may have one bisexual member (though he seems to be equal-preference for women and men). Like Music/XJapan above, though, it's an old enough band to have suffered writer attrition - most fics are old and most active writers are elsewhere, though a few remain. Due to a photoshoot, also, one of the most popular pairings ''is'' a crossover with Music/XJapan slash - Atsushi of Music/BuckTick / [[Music/YoshikiHayashi Yoshiki]] of X Japan.
* There's quite a lot of EmilieAutumn/Veronica Varlow fics out there.(for the record, their stage characters are pretty much a couple, but while Emilie is actually a panromantic asexual, Veronica is straight and married, only playing up the LesYay when she's performing) There's also Emilie/Courtney Love and Captain Maggots/Contessa.
* Music/TheBeatles have a disturbingly large slash community with Lennon/[=McCartney=] being the most popular for [[YokoOhNo certain reasons]] [[note]]Hey, you've got to hide your love away.[[/note]].
* There is an ''[[http://www.cheesecakearchive.info/ entire website]]'' dedicated to Music/{{Radiohead}} slash.
* In a case of a band that is its own SlashFic, there is the neo VisualKei band Music/{{Adams}}, whose band concept and name is about being two male lovers.
* In the Music/{{Metallica}} and Music/{{Megadeth}} fandoms, Dave Mustaine and James Hetfield are a very famous pairing. In just the fandoms alone, Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson are common for Megadeth while James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett are common for Metallica.
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[[folder:Other]]
* That many fans of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' are also "Gelphie" supporters shouldn't surprise you, seeing as the musical (and the novel to a lesser extent) invests so much in Glinda and Elphaba's friendship and closeness. What may surprise you is that there's also a subgroup of fans who are huge "Chenzel" supporters - that is, fans who like to romantically pair Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, the ''actresses who originally portrayed those characters on Broadway''. Despite the fact that both women are heterosexual and Idina Menzel has been happily married to actor Taye Diggs since they met on ''{{Rent}}''.
* ''Cats''. It's usually Rum Tum Tugger/Mr Mistofelees, but Munkustrap usually falls in there somewhere. Never mind the fact that Tugger is shown flirting with half the girls in the show. Ah, what the heck, it's enjoyable anyway.
* Mark/Roger from ''{{Rent}}''. Collins/Benny and Angel/Mark as well, strangely enough. But the Mark/Roger practically dominates the fanfiction.
* Mac/PC. No seriously. Hopefully based on the commercials that had the two computer lines personified as actual humans...
* ProfessionalWrestling. That alone speaks for itself.
* There is slashfic about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (google it is you are brave enough). So there are Neildrin shippers? Buzzstrong enthusiasts. Rule 34 in play.
* This is one of many goals in TabletopGame/TwilightSparklesSecretShipficFolder.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* The eponymous Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}} was paired up so often (and so badly) with his partner Blue that the webmaster of the leading CS website put a ban on slashfics.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4994145/1/Game_Over Tetris pieces]]. I guess there are multiple interpretations of blocks "landing on each other" and "filling the holes."
** [[FlatWhat What]].
** There's also [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3829563/1/Love_Of_The_Game Tetris piece/Player]] slash fictions.
** [[FlatWhat What]].
*** [[RuleThirtyFour Rule 34]], anyone?
* The writers of ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' and sequels left themselves wide open for this one. Phoenix/Edgeworth is considered virtually canon by many fans, but there's also random dart-throwing going on here too.
** Franziska/Adrian seems also to be considered virtually canon.
** We're not even going to get into Mia/Lana...
** Now Apollo Justice brings us Klavier/Apollo.
** Well, considering that the creator has said that Edgeworth doesn't like girls, it sort of is canon -- at least, from one half of the equation.
** From the other half too. Phoenix has been confirmed by WordofGod to find Edgeworth 'pretty hot'.
* [[VideoGame/StarFox Falco x Fox or Wolf x Fox]]. Take your pick.
** [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=221 Some take both]]
** My eyes. MY EEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
*** [[TheMasochismTango Wolf x Leon]] would like the fandom to recognize! [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros It's canon, you know.]]
* Thanks to ''SonicTheHedgehog'' having a heaping helping of cute male characters and a shortage of females, there's quite a lot of it with [[FoeYay Sonadow]] being probably the most popular slash pairing. Sonurge is now on the rise with Archie's creation of a badass Evil Sonic in a nifty leather jacket. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Sontails]] and Knuxails are pretty prevalent, too.
* Too many in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' to count, Snake/Otacon and Big Boss/Ocelot being the most popular, but since [=MGS4=] Vamp/Raiden has gained a disturbing amount of popularity.
** The {{bara}} on MGS has left ''many'' possibilities. We could have a whole section about MGS bara.
* [[HoYay X/Zero]] from ''VideoGame/MegaManX''. And there's still plenty more where that came from, from X/Zero/Axl to Red/Axl, along with a plethora of Rule 34 pairings. [[{{Squick}} Sigma/Zero]] and [[BrainBleach Sigma/X]] are inescapable.
** X/Zero is practically canon as of VideoGame/MegaManX6, after [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVsU61In73M that scene in X6]] where X asks Zero to "hold hands...and never let anyone sever [them] again".
** There's even the traumatizing (spoiler cut for brain salvage) [[spoiler: Dr. Wily/Dr. Light]], and the slightly less brainbreaking Bass/Mega Man and Proto Man/Mega Man. Not to mention all the Robot Masters, which are all male, save one. But what's unforgiveable is that all the Bass/Protoman around is sickeningly sweet or a collection of old boring rape cliches.
*** Try to find a pairing between Robot Masters that isn't shipped. I dare you. More random dart-throwing! It gets even worse when you add in the Stardroids.
*** Metalman/Protoman seems to be quite common. Hell, Any Robot Master/Protoman is quite common. He's quite the LauncherOfAThousandShips.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has 18 primary male characters, numerous male secondary characters, and a single female announcer. There are no unique pairings left.
** Well, in game, at least. In the supplementary materials, there's the announcer's assistant, Scout, Demoman, Sniper, and Heavy's moms, Heavy's three sisters, and Maggie/Margaret/Mags (an OldFlame of Saxton Hale). And the Medic may or or may not have a wife, if you believe the word of a drunken, taunting Scotsman. There's also Gray Mann's daughter, but she's excluded on the basis of being a child.
* Go to the ''KingdomHearts'' section of ''Fanfiction.Net''. It is INFAMOUS for its slash levels...
** If you search the term "yaoi" then it comes up with 3,800 fics with the word just in the summary. Note that Tetsuya Nomura, the creator, has an official stance of NoHuggingNoKissing. This even stems to the canonical Disney relationships, where the most romance ever seen is Belle and Beast dancing together, or Simba and Nala leaning their heads against each other.
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' has more fanfiction and fanart of Joshua/Neku then you could ever need.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has Female Shepard/Liara and Female Shepard/Kelly. Ashley, Thane and Tali were originally romance options for both genders, but this was DummiedOut. Male Shepard/Kaidan was DummiedOut in the first game, then brought back for the third game due to fan demand. And those are just the ones that are actually ''in game'': pretty much everyone has been shipped with everyone else by this point. The [[FanficRecs/MassEffect fanfiction]] page has Shepard/Mordin, Shepard/Joker, and [[BelligerentSexualTension Miranda/Jack]], just as an example. [[Funny/MassEffect3 Hilariously]], Shepard can suggest to Jack and Miranda that they hook up in ''[[{{DLC}} Citadel]]''. They were [[NoJustNoReaction not]] [[INeedAFreakingDrink amused]].
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has a lot of slash pairings, mainly anything that moves with Cloud. Sephiroth/Cloud, Zack/Cloud, Vincent/Cloud, Barett/Cloud, Reed/Cloud, Reno/Cloud, Rufus/Cloud, Reno/Rude, Reno/Rufus, Reno/Tseng, Tseng/Rufus, Vincent/Cid, Zack/Sephiroth.
** This doesn't have to stop at twos. Sephiroth/Zack/Cloud is very popular, too. I've also seen Rufus/Tseng/Reno.
** For femmeslash you Tifa/Aeris,
** With the new movie you have Cloud/Kadaj, Kadaj/Rufus, Yazoo/Loz, and Kadaj/Yazoo/Loz.
** Tossing Crisis Core in the mix gives us Zack/Angeal, Angeal/Genesis, Zack/Genesis, and Genesis and/or Angeal with Sephiroth.
* The most popular slash pairing for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is arguably Seifer/Squall. You also find Seifer/Zell, Squall/Zell, Squall/Irvine, Seifer/Raijin.
** Femmeslash gives you Quistis/Selphie, Quistis/Rinoa, Quistis/Fujin, and Selphie/Rinoa.
* Final Fantasy X had especially homo-erotic imagery, and thus created pairings of pretty much any combination of main male characters. Most common were Tidus/Wakka, Tidus/Auron, Tidus/Kimahri, Kimahri/Wakka, Kimahri/Auron, Tidus/Kihmari/Auron. Non-main characters also got drawn into this, specifically with Auron/Jecht/Braska (Which is canon as HeterosexualLifePartners), Tidus/Jecht, and Wakka/Letty (One of the Besaid Aurochs Blitzball players, which Wakka was originally the captain of). On the girls side we have Rikku/Yuna.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' offers up [[FoeYay Link/Ganon]], Link/Shad, Link/Dark Link and...well, Link/whatever the hell character of any (-coughdementedcough-) author's choosing.
* ''VideoGame/HalfLife'' has [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4696753/1/The_bDiary_b_of_bGMan_b parodies]] with Gordon/G-Man, but then you get into the serious stuff. Fanfiction.net gladly offers up Barney/Gordon and Magnusson/Gordon, among... other things.
* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'' - creating an Android will reveal that there are Valvatorez/Fenrich slashfic writers in the Netherworld.
* From ''VideoGame/{{Assassins Creed|I}}'', Ezio Auditore and Leonardo da Vinci are frequently shipped. It is implied that Leo is gay anyway, so it only needs some AlternateCharacterInterpretation to make Ezio bisexual.
** It doesn't end there: Altair/Malik from the first game (there's not much interaction between Altair and any other character besides Al Mualim, so there's plenty of room for interpretation) and Desmond/Shaun from the second game onwards (he's the only guy Desmond's ever really around, and his [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiness]] brings back memories of Malik). And that's not even getting into all the time travel/reality bending fics out there...
** With the release of Assassin's Creed III, a few more ships have set sail: Haytham/Charles Lee, [[ParentalIncest Haytham/Connor]], George Washington/Connor and [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Kanentok:on/Connor]].
* ''Jak and Daxter'' fans like to ship Jak with Torn, Jinx, Razer (who is implied to be gay anyway), and Erol ([[FanWank who some fans speculate]] actually [[PrisonRape did rape Jak while he was in prison]]). [[HeterosexualLifePartners Jak and Daxter are also shipped]], but some people find that squicky.
* There's also a lot of ''Ho Yay'' in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' with main character Chris Redfield. Chris is usually paired up wih Albert Wesker or with Piers, normally as the weakling submissive.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The sprite comic ''InWilysDefense'', Cut Man takes advantage of this trope's very existence to win an argument with Napalm Man over which FinalFantasy villain is better, [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]] vs. [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Sephiroth]]. He was taking Kefka's side, mind you. Cut Man put on a girly wig and puppy dog eyes, and proceeded to narrate an extract of a Cloud/Sephiroth SlashFic, knocking Napalm Man out cold. [[http://www.incomprehensibility.com/archives.php?type=iwd&c=514 That's the bad side of having lots of fangirls.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0753.html #753]] is titled "Slash Attack", appropriately enough.
* ''HarkAVagrant'' parodies this with the robotic [[InspectorJavert Javert]] being rather unaffected by Valjean.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Justin mentions Superman/Batman fan fiction [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2007-10-24 here]].
* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' has a comic panel about [[http://www.xkcd.com/923/ Strunk/White fan fiction]], of all things.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', thanks to its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters and fourfold shipping system, has quite an abundance of these. It's another contender for the ''Heroes'' dartboard game.
* Invoked in {{Oglaf}}'s ''2 Arabian Nights''. Sheherazade tells the sultan an erotic tale of a ''princess'' and her lover, but the comic shows that the story inside her head has a [[GuyOnGuyIsHot minor twist]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' Strong Bad Email #188, [[http://homestarrunner.com/sbemail188.html fan club]], has both Strong Sad writing Strong Bad FanFic and Strong Bad writing Strong Sad FanFiction (because he has plenty of time to say both syllables). ''Both'' of them include a hastily interrupted scene where they get slashed with Homestar Runner, Strong Sad having Strong Bad put on a bonnet and give Homestar a deep tissue massage, Strong Bad just having Homestar walk in "naked as a jaybird" and suggestively ask Strong Sad for Twizzlers. Naturally, you can't type in "Homestar Runner fanfic" on Google without ''some'' slash showing up. Just don't try it on deviantART, unless you enjoy your eyes melting out of your skull.
** [[http://rule34-images.paheal.net/c14c6f09759cd9c117d140022219120b/25654%20-%20Homestar_Runner%20Strong_Bad%20coach_z.jpg Rule34 in all it's glory]]. Strong [=BadxHomestar=] is basically canon.
* In-universe fans of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' are apparently fond of these types of {{fanfic}} (heck, this kind of fanfic in general. [[RuleThirtyFour then again...]] In fact, it was the reading of a particularly disturbing Uriel Hunter/Jacob Starr fic (accidentally broadcast on the PA system to the students on the island) that got three of [[BigBad Danya's]] terrorists thrown into the game themselves.
* ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' has a pretty large slash fandom, with [[ThoseTwoGuys Grif/Simmons]] being the most popular pairing by far, and Church being the [[LauncherOfAThousandShips LOATS]]. But essentially everyone has been paired with everyone else.
** WordOfGod has indicated that Grif/Simmons may actually be canon.
* Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses. According to the archives, seven out of the ten most popular pairings are slash and there's almost twice as much slash stories than het.
** In ''WebVideo/DemoReel'', Donnie [=DuPre=] admits that he always wanted people to make a slash fic of him. Needless to say, this is TemptingFate. Especially given that [[Creator/DougWalker his actor]] is ''notorious'' for starring in slashfics.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' Since the only male that the star Batman Terry [=McGinnis=] is seen with is Bruce Wayne, Original Batman, no surprise they are favourite amongst fans. They were the top pairing, due to the romance of seeing as they're BOTH Batman - or at least until it was revealed that [[spoiler: Bruce is actual Terry's dad]]. Doesn't stop fans of course, even when it's not an AU where [[spoiler: they're nonrelated]]. And surprisingly, Terry/Damian has become a fave in the Fandom, despite being a crossover and having the above problem at the same time!
* Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has a sizable slash fanbase. For those pairings that normally wouldn't happen because the characters involved are heterosexuals. a common trick is to [[AWizardDidIt cast a spell on one or both]](Since magic is very clearly a part of this 'verse). Since the show also has [[WordOfGod a lesbian police captain, and Lexington has been hinted outside the show as possibly gay]], this has only fueled the fire. Some paring include: [[FoeYay Elisa/Demona]], Elisa/Angela, Brooklyn/Other Male, etc.
* ''HappyTreeFriends''. ''Oh God''. [[HoYay Flippy/Splendid]] is probably the most popular pairing after [[FanPreferredCouple Flippy/Flaky]]. Note that Flippy and Splendid have ''never'' met.
** Fans apparently like to play with shipping in this fandom (particularly the anime version), as they draw numerous potential pairings. Some of the most liked and common ships are [[FoeYay Flippy/Splendid]] (as mentioned above), [[{{Twincest}} Shifty/Lifty]], [[OT3 Shifty/Lifty/other male]](most often Splendid or Flippy), [[RedOniBlueOni Nutty/Sniffles]], Lumpy/The Mole, [[EvilTwin Splendid/Splendont]], [[HeterosexualLifePartners Giggles/Petunia]] and [[{{Selfcest}} Good Flippy/Evil Flippy]].
* ''{{Transformers}}'' fandom has been rife with Megatron/Starscream (often portrayed as abusive or repressed) pretty much since the beginning. The EnemyMine nature of Megatron and Optimus Prime's relationship also lends itself to slash.
** Then ''TransformersAnimated'' came along and now you'll be hard pressed to find a fic featuring both Prowl and Lockdown in the same scene that ''isn't'' slash.
** And G1 Jazz/Prowl is practically fanon.
*** And it's carried over into Prowl and Jazz in ''TransformersAnimated''. What ''is'' it about ninja robot samurai motorbikes?
** Starscream is definitely the LauncherOfAThousandShips, though. You'd be hard pressed to find one mech, Autobot or Decepticon he hasn't been paired with at least once.
* Practically any two characters in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', even key villain Shego with Ron's [[NonHumanSidekick naked mole rat Rufus]], but most of all Kim/Shego, which has generated enough writing to develop its own cliches, parodied in [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3180075/1/In_the_Hands_of_a_Hack this fic]].
** ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' slash still generates enough activity to support [[http://www.kpslashhaven.net/ its own forum]], even for a series that ended in 2007.
*** ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' also has more Femslash (most notably Kim/Shego or 'Kigo') than Straight fics on fanfiction.net (There are over a hundred more Kim/Shego fics than there are Kim/Ron fics at present time)
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - there is ''some'' GenFic, but [[EveryoneIsGay most of the time...]]The most popular couples are [[HeterosexualLifePartners Stan/Kyle]], [[FoeYay Cartman/Kyle]], [[ToyShip Kenny/Butters]], and [[CrackPairing Craig/Tweek.]]
** And the infamous [[IncorruptiblePurePureness angel]] / [[TheAntichrist devil]] fics, represented by [[BeingGoodSucks Pip]] / [[DracoInLeatherPants Damien]].
** Note that Craig and Tweek interact only in one episode and they are ''forced to by their classmates''.
*** And that's not even the most {{egregious}} example! The characters The Mole and Gregory are frequently paired in the fandom, even though each of them only appears in TheMovie, they don't get all that much screen time, and they never even meet. Yet the amount of Mole/Gregory fanfic and fan art is staggering compared to gen fic, het fic, or even something plausibly gay like Cartman/Butters.
*** Actually, Tweek is shown hanging out with Craig's gang in some later episodes, implying that they eventually became friends, so it sorta kinda makes sense. However, in the only episode where Damian actually has lines (talk about an EnsembleDarkHorse!), he gains the other boys' respect by ''setting Pip on fire''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has the popular [[KissingCousins Ben/Gwen]] and [[FoeYay Ben/Kevin]]. [[RelationshipWritingFumble Too much fumble, folks]].
* Surprising thing number 1 about the shipping in ''InvaderZIM'' is the fact that there IS shipping at all. Surprising thing number 2 is just how truly horrible some of the pairings are. The most prominent slash-pairing is ZADR (ZIM/Dib), but it's another one of those shows where [[CrackPairing people write character names on dartboards and pick their ships that way]]. (There's ZIM/Dib, ZIM/GIR hell, GIR gets paired with practically everyone, TAK/Gaz... The list goes on. And on. And on. And on.
** [[BrotherSisterIncest Dib/Gaz]]. Actually, it is implied at one point that Membrane created Dib, so it is highly possible that he created Gaz, too. That makes them a [[NotBloodSiblings not-so-edgy]] pair.
* Just look around ''{{Daria}}'' fandom, and you'll find some... ''interesting'' slashfic ('Ragged Denim') and saffic ('Night of the Storm', The Winters Of Those Gone Before'). Take brain bleach along for the ride. ''You have been warned.''
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'''s fandom is made out of yaoi. The most popular pairings being Eddy/Edd, Rolf/Kevin, Ed/Edd, Kevin/Edd and Kevin/Eddy.
** It goes further than the fans. A.k.a Cartoon has a history of [[PromotedFanboy hiring animators and storyboarders from fandom]]. At least a few of their storyboarders were [[YaoiFangirl slash fans]] (you can still see some of the shippy fanart on their DeviantArt pages) who intentionally slipped [[HoYay homoerotic overtones and in-between frames]] into the animation.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fandom has a huge amount of slash - the most controversial probably being Slade/Robin (and with Creator/RonPerlman's voice purring Slade's lines it's not too hard to twist "Oh no Robin, it's about you. It's always been about you." and "From now on I'd like you to call me Master."), whose fanbase is is both extremely loyal and enjoys watching the other characters squirm. Slade is obvious the dominant in this relationship. Other pairings are Raven/Starfire, Raven/Terra, Red X/Robin, Red X/Robin/Slade, Slade/Red X, Speedy/Red X, Speedy/Robin, the occasional Beast Boy/Robin, Starfire/Blackfire, Starfire/Terra, Raven/Jinx, and so on.
* Because ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' is one of those franchise where almost everyone is paired up to whoever, slash inevitably found its way in. [[FoeYay Vlad/Danny]] may be the most prominent one.
* ''BikerMiceFromMars'' Gets a bit of this. Given the series premise and its [[LGBTFanbase Fans]] It's rather a foregone conclusion.
* ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' Is Similar to ''BikerMiceFromMars'', Two macho, presumably HeterosexualLifePartners, explosions, and buckets of LGBTFanbase.
* StaticShock has lots of options for the slash, though Hotgear tends to be the most explicit, with Virgil/Richie being mostly fluff, and Frieda/Daisy being a vaguely-mentioned "tie up the loose ends" pairing.
** Helps that we have WordOfGay about Richie, and even before that his counterpart in the [[ComicBook/{{Static}} original comics]], Rick, was canonically gay.
* Good luck finding a romance fic of Bender that doesn't involve Fry for the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' fandom. It's quite surprising, considering the [[TheCasanova Casanova]] that Bender is in the series. Bender/Calculon and Bender/Beelzebot are also quite popular, but in the minority compared to the [[PortmanteauCoupleName Fender]] fics.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Chances are, if Zuko and Jet are listed as the main characters of a story, it's a slash fic. Sokka/Zuko and Zuko/Aang are also pretty popular. Zuko being the fandom's male LauncherOfAThousandShips (with Katara as the female), he naturally gets paired up with ''every'' character with whom he has any screen time, male or female. There are a fair number of Katara/Toph fics too, and some people even ship Suki/Toph or Suki/Katara, though these are rarer.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Everyone gets shipped with everyone, but the lead protagonist Korra mostly slashes with Asami (which crawled its way up from borderline CrackPairing to FanPreferredCouple) and sometimes Lin Beifong. Most of the male/male slash pairings involve Tahno and he's usually paired up with either Mako or Bolin. Tahno is also sometimes paired with his teammates Ming and Shaozu at the same time. Oh, and occasionally with Amon or Tarrlok. Tahno is a slash magnet. The ship Amon/Lieutenant is also quite popular. The moment promotional posters showed Bolin and Mako...The ship still persists despite the knowledge that they're brothers.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' yj anon meme (found [[http://yj-anon-meme.livejournal.com/ here]]) contains a lot of Kid Flash/Robin and Kid Flash/Red Arrow fics. Dueling for popularity is Robin/Superboy and Superboy/Aqualad. Artemis and M'gann get shipped, too, though more often with Kid Flash and Superboy than with one another. Conversation threads have revealed that a disproportionate number of active Anons are gay, which [[AuthorAppeal may]] or [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls may not]] be significant contributing factor.
** There's also Impulse and Blue Beetle in season two, since nearly all their screen time was of them together.
* WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb:For better or worse Phineas and Ferb fan Fiction has [[HoYay Phineas/Ferb]] and [[InterspeciesRomance Perry/Doof]] as well as [[FriendlyEnemy Bufford/Baljeet]] among the most popular shippings.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is practically made of this, but since the vast majority of the cast is made up of females, it was unavoidable. When the fansite Equestria Daily encountered the exception, they said: "Straight Dash shipping? Is that even allowed?" This doesn't stop fic writers from pairing up the guys. Just look at Big Mac/Caramel... and arguably, Soarin'/Braeburn.
** While slash makes up the majority of MLP shipping stories, hetro ships have become more common as of late. Ships such as [=SoarinDash=] and [=FlutterMac=] have become a norm.
* [[RegularShow Mordecai/Rigby]]. Nuff' said.
** Seeing that the cast is mainly male, every character ends up in a slash pairing in some way or another. Skips/Pops, Benson/Pops, and Mordecai/Benson are also relatively popular.
* Loonatics Unleashed: [[GadgeteerGenius Tech E. Coyote]] and [[MotorMouth Rev Runner]] get a fair amount of this in several fan-fictions, considering the amount of HoYay they received in the show. [[WileECoyoteandtheRoadRunner Quite ironic, if you think about it]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' Princess Bubblegum and Marceline are one of the most popular pairings in the fandom ([[http://www.themarysue.com/pb-marceline-dated/ so much so that the writers followed suit]]), and it doesn't stop there it extends to their gender flip counter parts Prince Gumball and Marshall Lee.
* There is a growing amount of SlashFic and related art devoted to [[DisneyPrincess Disney Princesses]]. Favorite pairings include [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]]/[[{{Disney/Hercules}} Megara]], [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]]/[[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]], and [[{{Disney/Aladdin}} Jasmine]]/[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Esmeralda]].
* The title character of Disney Junior short series "Nina Needs To Go" has been paired with [[ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad Lady]] and [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Glinda]].
* There's a ton of [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicAdventuresOfMumfie Mumfie x Scarecrow]] art on deviantART. The pairing has been given the name Mumfcrow by fans.
* There's Vinnie[=/=]Sunil, due to a lot of HoYay moments in ''WesternAnimation/{{Littlest Pet Shop|2012}}''.
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