* A shipping war has sprung up in ''Anime/SonicX'', centered around Tails/Cosmo vs Tails/Cream. Fans are prepared to [[DieForOurShip kill the characters off]] to get their ship. In Tails/Cream's case, this isn't necessary; [[spoiler:Cosmo died in the last episode]]. However, Tails/Cosmo fans find ways to [[spoiler: return her to life]], often via the seed Sonic found. This is illustrated in a somewhat disturbing manner [[http://ozz-the-wanderer.deviantart.com/art/Cream-and-Cosmo-ALS-colored-110928689 here]].
* ''Manga/{{Bakugan}}'' is somewhat a curious case, as the main target is not [[TheHero Dan]], but '''[[TheStoic Shun]]''', his {{Lancer}} and {{Foil}}. The first season teased [[ProperLady Alice]], while third season teased [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Fabia]]. Surprisingly, the shipwar is notably low on bashing and cursing, with each side prefering to pile evidence to try and top each other.
* In the ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'' universe fandom you find two kind of people: those that think that ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' was in love with Sayaka Yumi, and those that think that he barely cared for her like a friend (Sayaka has always been his OfficialCouple or at the very least ImpliedLoveInterest, but you talk about facts to a shipper) and he paid more attention to any other woman that showed up in the series (Misato, Erika, Minerva...). ''[[Anime/UFORoboGrendizer Kouji/Maria]]'' are the largest faction of the second group by far, due to the sheer amount of people watched ''Grendizer'' first. And then you have the people who ships Sayaka with Boss, or the arguments among Duke/Hikaru and Duke/Rubina shippers. However, debates between shippers are refreshingly civil and without mud-slinging.
* What is generally considered the bloodiest ship war ever took place in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fandom. The main debate seems to be what combination of the constantly-fluctuating PowerTrio should hook up; there's at least thirty possible sides, each with a knife to the throat of the others. Also, there's the Rocketshipping (Jessie/James) debate, although there's no one else to pair them up with - Anti-Rocketshippers simply hold the opinion they're not interested in each other (and usually that James is gay).
** The main war was between Pokéshippers (pairing up Ash/Satoshi and Misty/Kasumi) and Palletshippers (Ash/Satoshi and Gary/Shigeru).
*** The "official" [[http://shipping.bulbagarden.net/ list of named ships]] for the fandom ''literally'' has OverNineThousand entries.
*** Perhaps the fanatical nature of Ship-to-Ship Combat is best exemplified by the fact that the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shipping:History_of_Pok%C3%A9mon_shipping Ship War]] can be described as HAVING TREATIES and ''civil wars''. There are times to just give up, fanboys AND fangirls.
* Considering the core cast contains no less then ten main characters, there are literally dozens of one-season villains and one-shot "best friends", and the two members of the most official couple have five or more suitors apiece--and there are several canons to the series--it's no wonder ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' is a quagmire of ship related insanity. Specifically, the debates between Mamoru fans and Seiya fans can get really ugly. There's also the Uranus/Neptune shippers versus the "they're just close cousins!" sect... although that one is more a battle against outright lies (example: [[http://wikimoon.org/index.php?title=Prince_Uranus Prince Uranus]]) by fans who don't like same sex pairings.
* ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fans tend to pick a side between Kurogane/Fay and Kurogane/Tomoyo. All of this is based on subtext (this is ''Creator/{{CLAMP}}'', after all), but DieForOurShip is common.
** There was also Kurogane/Fay and Chi/Fay, although the latter ship pretty much [[AbandonShipping died out]] later on.
* ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' has Sinja (Sinbad x Ja'far) shippers versus Sinju (Sinbad x Judar) shippers. Fanart of Sinbad often features either Ja'far or Judar as his romantic interest. While Sinbad's relationship with Judar is more FoeYay than HoYay as with Ja'far, both ships are more or less equal in power.
** There's people out there that would prefer see Morgiana with Hakuryuu rather than Alibaba despite canonical evidence that shows she likes the latter...
** Also, if you support Kougyoku's crush on Sinbad, you might be marked for a '''very''' painful death.
* ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke'':
** Ao-Kuro shippers (Aomine x Kuroko) against Kaga-Kuro shippers (Kagami x Kuroko). Aomine and Kagami are very similar in many ways, both being Kuroko's past and present 'Light' respectively. More often than not, Kaga-Kuro fanfic will usually portray Aomine as an antagonist, and vice versa for AoKuro fanfics.
** Momo-Kuro (Momoi x Kuroko) against Ao-Momoi (Aomine x Momoi). Momoi has a heavy crush on Kuroko since their middle school times, but chose to go with Aomine to Touou high-school to take care of him instead ('childhood friend's duty' as noted by Momoi). This causes fans to argue whether Momoi's feelings for Aomine is purely platonic or not. Plus, Aomine once mentioned that he likes "women with big boobs", which Momoi clearly has. One of the end cards in the anime which showed Momoi lying down with Aomine doesn't help either, it was a blatant ShipTease by the animators, leading fans to question their relationships even more.
** Ao-Momoi vs Ao-Kuro. Moments after the end-card was shown, a fan-edited version replacing Momoi with Kuroko was instantly uploaded to the internet.
* Spike/Julia vs. Spike/Faye for ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. Many Spike/Julia fans insist Faye is a slutty, obnoxious bitch who's too immature and whiny for Spike, while Spike/Faye fans often believe Julia's a fickle syndicate whore who destroyed Spike's relationship with his former best friend and ultimately [[spoiler:got him killed]].
* [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Shinichi]] / [[ActionGirl Ran]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Conan]] / [[ASharedSuffering Ai]] for the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' fandom. Some boards even ban threads discussing either pairing. Though the English-speaking fandom is fairly peaceful, [[InternetBackdraft you still need to tread carefully...]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' Scoopshippers, take arms! Tonight, the Careshippers come! But THEY ARE NOT PREPARED!
* Many ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fans enjoy milking the loads of possible combinations within the FiveManBand for all they're worth.
** The ''Naruto'' fandom's version is Naruto/Sakura fans versus Naruto/Hinata and Sasuke/Sakura fans. Starting a shipping thread on any of these couples, on any anime/manga message board, is tantamount to [[InternetBackdraft throwing a live hand grenade]].
*** Kishimoto himself threw the grenade ''twice'', with [[spoiler: Naruto/Hinata in chapter 615 and Naruto/Sakura in chapter 631.]]
**** Thrice with [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/663/15 this page in chapter 663]]. Naruto/Hinata fans, look away.
** Apparently, a new group is forming that's against all three big and popular ships, mostly out of disgust for the canon portrayals of the relationships and the years-long ship war over them.
*** That group is composed mainly by Sasuke/Naruto fans (and Sasuke/Karin, so that disgust is as much as pairing wars as the rest of them). The number of neutral parties is actually quite small in comparision.
** Even side ships are not safe. Shikamaru/Temari and Shikamaru/Ino wars can pop up at any time. And you're just asking for it if you say Sasuke should end up with [[DarkChick Karin]] and not Sakura or [[HoYay Naruto]].
** And never, '''ever''' get yaoi involved, because then hell really has broken loose. Most yaoi shippers will stay out, but [[{{Troll}} the ones out for more amusement/blood]] will insert themselves into the argument by saying their ship is better/more canon than the others being "discussed".
*** Heck, even people on the ''same side'' of shipping can be incredibly vicious. [[HoYay Sasuke/Naruto vs. Naruto/Sasuke]], anyone? And don't you ''dare'' say these are the ''same'' pairing deep down. For those of you who are understandably confused, the order apparently indicates who the [[{{Seme}} dominant person]] in the relationship is...
** [[KissingCousins Neji/Hinata]] vs. [[FanPreferredCouple Naruto/Hinata]] has been known to get pretty messy, too. Naruto/Hinata shippers can't seem to wrap their heads around Neji's HeelFaceTurn, claim that Hinata had absolutely ''nothing'' to do with it, or else they claim that Hinata will [[FanDumb lose her purpose as a character if she ever gets over Naruto and moves on with her life]]. Neji/Hinata shippers tend to demonize Naruto as someone who is so ObliviousToLove that he would downright ''forget that he was dating her'' and go running off to try to woo Sakura at a moment's notice, ooor they'll put up the defense that "Neji and Hinata ''have'' to get married, so they can keep the [[AppliedPhlebotinum genetic phlebotinum]] in the family". Nevermind that an ArrangedMarriage is no guarantee of love and decidedly ''not'' a replacement for CharacterDevelopment.
*** The flames and the war have turned out pretty nasty after [[spoiler: Neji's death and sacrifice for Hinata]]. There were ugly battles between Neji/Tenten vs. Neji/Hinata vs. Naruto/Hinata fans. Neji/Tenten fans defended their ship by sustaining that Neji's [[spoiler: sacrifice]] for Hinata was only proof of familial love, not romantic, while the Neji/Hinata fans saw it as proof of both familial and romantic (since simple cousins don't usually do that kind of [[spoiler:sacrifices]] for each other), with more on the romantic part (since, in Japan, cousin romances are viewed just like the other romances and since "Naruto" is a Japanese show, anything could have been implied). Heck, even Naruto/Sakura fans decided to throw their two cents in, [[spoiler: calling out Hinata for 'selfishly getting Neji killed'.]] On the other hand, a part of the Naruto/Hinata fans sustained that, [[UnrequitedLove even if Neji had that kind of feelings for Hinata, Hinata still didn't care about Neji and still loved Naruto]], while another part sustained that Neji actually gave "his blessing" for the Naruto/Hinata ship and, along with his [[spoiler: death]], [[DieForOurShip he has gotten out of the way]]. It doesn't matter that none of all those had actually anything to do with the true reasons Neji [[spoiler: died for; namely that he, as a man supposedly resigned to a pre-destined fate, was able to 'choose' his destiny, mirroring his father's actions]].
** Anything involving the Akatsuki, particularly Deidara.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The Ship-To-Ship Combat between fans of Ichigo/Orihime versus fans of Ichigo/Rukia is particularly bloody.
** Most of the existing Bleach forums out there were established during the Soul Society arc, a period of time when the fandom considered Ichigo/Rukia to be [[FanPreferredCouple canon]] and Ichigo/Orihime to be a CrackPairing. However, as the latter pairing gained development, the forum environments turned hostile (as some moderators were more likely supporters of the former) and wank ensued (possibly causing the downtime of an entire forum during a peak period). To this day, shipping sections on ''Bleach'' forums are usually heavily regulated or missing entirely, and the majority of Ichigo/Orihime fans have banded together on their own ship-oriented forum.
** A famous incident was a case of [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1009473.html Ichigo/Rukia vs Wikipedia editors]], wherein the wank was sparked over [[SeriousBusiness alphabetical order]] of the characters' names. [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1238187.html?thread=211092139#t211092139 Something like this happened in Japan as well]].
** It gets even worse when both [[Creator/MasakazuMorita Japanese]] and [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch American]] voice-actors for Ichigo [[http://www.journalfen.net/community/fandom_wank/1245336.html offer their opinion on the shipping issue, and one side of the war switch from fangirling to instant hate.]]
** Some Ulquiorra/Orihime fans have also joined in the Ship-to-Ship Combat against Ichigo/Orihime. Orihime is frequently criticised for not falling out of love with Ichigo and is blamed for the BreakTheCutie events that happen to her -- some of them being caused by Ulquiorra. Alternatively, these "special" fans tend to deliberately handwave or completely erase [[DracoInLeatherPants Ulquiorra's]] [[HeroKiller less]] [[ManipulativeBastard savory]] [[LackOfEmpathy traits]] to make him look like Orihime's "perfect prince" who'll whisk her away from Ichigo... nevermind that the major appeals of the couple would be the potential MindGameShip, AngelDevilShipping, CorruptTheCutie and/or FoeYay aspects.
** Some yaoi and Ichigo/Orihime fans have jumped into the Ship-To-Ship Combat by bashing Ulquiorra/Orihime [[http://ulquihime-sucks.deviantart.com/ with accounts dedicated to it]], and [[http://ulquiprincess-sucks.deviantart.com/art/Anti-Ulquihime-146675188?q=boost%3Apopular%20anti%20UlquiHime&qo=2 obnoxious]] stamps. Noting the first reference, it's particularly noticeable how much utter contempt there is for Orihime. She just can't win in fandom.
* ''Manga/BlackButler'' pretty much is a war within itself nowadays, especially with the new season. (What else is expected though, when every male in the show is a total {{Bishonen}}?) Despite the only confirmed canon pairing being the (platonic) love between Sebastian/Any Cat He Can Find and the closest thing Ciel has to a canon [[ArrangedMarriage "love]] [[ShipTease interest"]] is [[KissingCousins Lizzie]] many [[YaoiFangirl fangirls]] persist over pairings like Ciel x Sebastian, which has some [[ShipTease Yaoi Fanservice]] in the manga and was TurnedUpToEleven in the anime (especially in season 2). Though Sebastian's obsession with ([[IAmAHumanitarian eatting]]) Ciel's Soul ''may'' make it somewhat canon in its own right. You'll also stumble along Sebastian paired with Meirin, Finnian, Bard, Alois, Lau, Claude, ''Tanaka''... Try giving a solid standing for your pairing in a ship board, or ''especially'' on Website/YouTube, and you'll usually have at least 5 people calling you a bitch. This fandom tends to be nicer, but still.
** Aside from the most common pairings of Master/Butler, Ciel/Sebastian and Alois/Claude, the circus arc opened a new possibility of a Heterosexual Pairing with Ciel. You now have the option of supporting Ciel/Lizzy, or Ciel/Doll [[spoiler: aka Freckles]]. You can find a couple forums with wars about this. A lot of it is troll logic about how if Ciel really loved Doll, she'd be in the anime, or if he loved Lizzy, insert whatever reason you like. Oh, and if you think you're safe just sticking to Alois/Ciel, which is practically [[AxisPowersHetalia Belarus/Russia]] based on certain fansubs, you're ''not''.
** Actually, the only pairing that doesn't get too fought over is Lau and [=RanMao=]. It's rarely shipped, but no one fights over it. Probably because it's pretty undeniable that it's hot.
** Ciel/Lizzie ([[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap and Lizzie in general]]) is getting more support lately, though, as we learn that [[spoiler: Elizabeth ''did'' learn swordmanship, is good enough with it to protect Ciel from zombies, and she won't keep hiding it anymore]]... Did that bring wank? Of course it did, specially with rabid {{yaoi fangirl}}s who jumped on to accuse Elizabeth of being a MarySue [[FanDumb (Ignoring how Sebastion or Ciel are both much more qualified to be called a GaryStu)]] and whined that her development was a total AssPull.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' fandom has no shortage of shipping wars to decide who was/would be be better for Kenshin: Kaoru or Tomoe. Though they're usually one-sided: Tomoe wasn't introduced till the final arc of the manga and doesn't even show up in the anime (only the Tsuiokuhen OVA) [[spoiler:and is the tiniest bit ''dead'' by the time the main story starts]]. Guess who has the bigger fanbase.
** Don't forget Shura, the Pirate Lady Kenshin meets. A smaller fanbase desperately wanted her to be with Kenshin.
** Megumi also became quite [[DieForOurShip the victim of ship-based bashing]]. Kaoru/Kenshin shippers did ''not'' take her [[TheTease teasing]] personality in stride as well as her open interest in Kenshin (which she didn't relinquish until the Kyoto arc), and accused her of being a whore who only wanted to get into Kenshin's hakama and hated Kaoru (despite Megumi being a CoolBigSis to Kaoru and doing what she could to help her when she had an HeroicBSOD). They mellowed out later and [[ShipMates started shipping her]] [[BelligerentSexualTension with]] [[BoisterousBruiser Sanosuke]] instead, and then Tomoe took her place as "Kaoru's love rival".
*** Very ironically, some rabid Sanosuke/Megumi did NOT take the apparition of [[BrokenBird Magdaria]] and the ShipTease she got with Sanosuke well ''at all'', and even [[spoiler: Magaria's death]] wasn't enough to shut them up. ("Weh weh, the bitch [[spoiler: is dead]] but Sano is so saaaad! Why ddi they create that bitch only to [[spoiler: get her killed]] and make Sano cryyyyy! WAHWAH!")
* ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' fandom suffered from a terminal case of PairTheSpares in its early years that went something like this: "Digidestined must be paired up in descending order by importance." Thus, Taichi/Sora, Mimi with either Koushiro, Yamato, or Jyou (despite that she rarely even ''speaks'' to the first two) and Takeru/Hikari. Then Hikari was bumped up to female lead in the next season opposite newcomer Daisuke, and a whole new pairing sprang up. Which wasn't helped at all by the continued and increased ShipTease of Takeru/Hikari. Then everybody stopped keeping track when the DistantFinale paired [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Yamato with Sora.]]
** Taichi/Sora and Yamato/Sora fans still have it out once in a while. Taichi/Sora fans rationalize that Yamato comes off as a huge douche for part of the second season and therefore can't stand the thought of him ending up with Sora, or that Taichi and Sora were "obviously" flirting/in love with each other for the entire first season so Sora ending up with Yamato instead was a giant cop-out. Yamato/Sora fans use the DistantFinale, the fact that Sora ''willingly'' chose Yamato over Taichi without anyone pressuring her into it (and having her back off could have sexist UnfortunateImplications about her feeling that "she owes Taichi affection"), the other fact that Taichi got over Sora's supposed "friendzoning" ''in less than 24 hours'' (and even showed attraction to ''another girl'' named [[TheCutie Catherine]] so he wasn't as "hurt" and "spurned" as Taichi/Sora fans insisted he was), and how it breaks the "Hero gests together with Heroine" clichés for rationalization, with some of them pointing out that many people end up with someone other than their oldest friend/first crush. And in the middle, the Taichi/Yamato fans- often considered the most populous shippers in Digimon fandom- are very bitter because of the constant ShipTease between Taichi/Yamato in the first season, including official Taichi/Yamato art published in a magazine. The whole debate over whether Yamato and Sora were StrangledByTheRedString or not will probably never fully die out, in fact.
** Not even the Digimon themselves were spared. In most cases, the Digidestined who were paired had their Digimon paired up with each other. The more well-known one is Patamon/Gatomon (or even Angemon/Angewomon), and Veemon/Gatomon. Though this becomes a bit of a shipping three-way battle when Wizardmon/Gatomon gets involved, and they've all butted heads with one another numerous times in the past.
** Special mention goes to the war between the Davis/Kari shippers and the TK/Kari shippers. For a short time on Fanfiction.net, a person by the name of Mykan (known for ''/FanFic/MyLittleUnicorn'') somehow became leader of a group of [[PortmanteauCoupleName Dakari]] shippers (and thus earning him the name "Dakari-King Mykan") and invoking a flame war that he himself compares to ''UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo''.
* On the flip-side, in some series, [[HetIsEw you must beware any pairing that blasphemes against the]] HoYay. There's a reason that ''FinalFantasy'', ''KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' are shipping minefields.
** "But [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries Master Marik]], it is obvious that Yugi is in love with Tea." "What? No way, that's insane! What kind of messed up fanfics have you been reading?"
* The ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' franchise has the battles between the Nanoha/Fate and Nanoha/Yuuno factions, which is not helped by the creators [[GenreSavvy knowing about it and fueling both sides]] with loads of ShipTease to keep the flames burning. There even seems to be a division in the lesser ranks of the production themselves; for example the [[FourthWallMailSlot Megami Sound Stages]] seem to support Nanoha/Yuuno; while the actresses who play [[Creator/YukariTamura Nanoha]] and [[Creator/NanaMizuki Fate]] are convinced they're a couple. These flames, however, while apparently violent, tend to be pretty friendly overall (perhaps due to the theme of the show itself), and people who take it as SeriousBusiness are routinely mocked in the fandom.
** Nanoha/Chrono was a third fleet in the running for a long time, too. You should have ''seen'' the looks of disbelief when the authors [[ShipSinking sank]] the possibility of Chrono/Nanoha or Chrono/Fate by pairing him up with [[BridgeBunnies Amy]] and making his mother [[LikeBrotherAndSister adopt Fate]] (not that this last one [[NotBloodSiblings would stop some people]], of course). At least the shippers of that have ''some'' comfort: it's canon in ''TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', in which neither Yuuno, Fate nor Amy exist.
** Anyone who spends time on the [=AnimeSuki=] Forum learns about the historic and brutal [[MemeticMutation 300 vs. Legion]] FlameWar. The supporters of [=NanoFate=] shipping called themselves Legion due to their [[YuriFan sheer numbers]], while [=YuuNano=] shippers called themselves 300 [[SelfExplanatory since]] they're so few.
** There's been a massive but short-lived second war between the Moderate ([[ShapedLikeItself Which is moderate-sized]]) and Militant Faction ([[TheLegionsOfHell which is growing in size beyond recognition]]). Militant Faction (in their own words) forced everyone to bow down and [[FanDumb hail NanoFate as absolute canon, killing any other ship between one of the two character with another suitor]] and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bash Yuuno for trivial/unclear reasons]]. Nowadays, Animesuki consists almost solely of the aforementioned Moderate faction ([[NoodleIncident somehow being able to constantly repel invaders swiftly and decisively and bolster their numbers in the process]]), while the Militants flock to Nanofate.us and Nanochan.
* ''ThePrinceOfTennis'' fandom is FULL of passive-aggressive fights because of its HoYay and FoeYay.
** The Tezuka x Fuji pairing is often bashed by fans who ship them with others, specially Fujicest and Atobe x Tezuka fans ([[spoiler: And it's made worse after Fuji and Tezuka DO get ShipTease in the ''manga'' itself -- apparently inspited by the anime subtext]]). Taka x Fuji fans are NOT innocent of this either, as sometimes Taka/Fuji fan corners are ''made'' of passive-aggressive jabs about how Tezu/Fuji fans are "only in for the pretty UNLIKE OUR MUCH DEEPER SHIP".
** The few Ryoma x Sakuno and An x Momoshiro fans are often automatically accused of being "homophobic" or "having the [[HetIsEw icky, useless girls take Ryoma away from Momo]]" by slash shippers... even if these "homophobes" ''do'' ship some slash couples alongside the het ones.
*** The HetIsEw factor gets even worse if you even ''mention'' the girls from the {{Dating Sim}}s. These stupid MarySue whores! They "straighten" super gay gay GAY characters with their evil vaginas and steal them from their "more deserving" male lovers, EWWWWWWW!
** Inui x Kaidoh fans bash Yanagi and the Inui x Yanagi pairing and fans, accusing Renji of being hateful and cruel towards Inui as well as a bad and abusive friend when they were younger;
** Sanada x Yukimura fans bash Atobe and say he's "stealing" Sanada from his beloved leader and ChildhoodFriend when he could have whoever else he wanted. Sanada x Atobe fans bash Yukimura and accuse him of being a self-absorbed verbal abuser who manipulates his "LoveMartyr" Sanada [[AllTakeAndNoGive into loving him for his own amusement.]]
* ''MacrossFrontier'' fandom has fighting between those who want Alto to end up with Sheryl Nome (the accomplished star), or with Ranka Lee (the {{Moe}} starlet). Naturally, this irks the fans who are in it for the HumongousMecha, the story or the music, or some combination thereof, as one anonymous 4Chan user put it: "This kind of ship-to-ship combat doesn't belong on /m/!"
** More interesting is that while all ''Macross'' series have love triangles, this one is especially complicated since there is some subtext between [[LesYay Ranka and Sheryl]] and even some scenes that can imply a [[OT3 threesome end]]. So the shipping war is actually between Ranka/Alto, Sheryl/Alto, Sheryl/Ranka and Ranka/Alto/Sheryl.
** This is mostly a redux version of the shipwars in the original {{Macross}} fandom. Replace "the accomplished star" with "the BrokenBird BridgeBunny" (Misa), and the "moe starlet" with "the ChineseGirl that became a rising IdolSinger" (Minmay) and BRACE YOURSELF for the Hikaru/Misa fans going absolutely BERSERK at the mere mention of Minmay, bashing her and falsely accusing her of being a slut who played with Hikaru's feelings since the beginning (despite how she dealed with problems of her own) and who is oh-so inferior to the Ultra Mature And Powerful Strong Woman Misa (despite Misa being much more complex than that.)
* The ''Manga/InuYasha'' fandom is more or less evenly divided between fans who think that Kagome is an abusive [[TheScrappy Scrappy]] whose love for [=InuYasha=] isn't nearly as true as that of tragic paragon Kikyo, and fans who think that Kikyo is a psycho ex standing in the way of [=InuYasha=] and Kagome's true redeeming love. Never mind that one is the reincarnation of the other, and thus the question is less "who" than it is "when".
** Also, [[WifeHusbandry Sesshomaru/Rin]] vs. [[ImpliedLoveInterest Sesshomaru/Kagura]] vs.[[ToyShip Kohaku/Rin]], and Sesshomaru/Kagome vs. [=InuYasha=]/Kagome.
* Tamao and Yaya didn't have it easy despite a good army of shippers for their side for ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic''. While the original vote was open-ended, the anime had the pairings settled as Nagisa with Shizuma and Hikari with Amane. And Tamao doesn't even have another girl to fall back on... talk about fighting for a sinking ship.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is rife with this, though of a more subtle and insidious brand than any of those above. There is great mutual enmity between the [[IncestIsRelative Rei/Shinji]] shippers, and the [[SlapSlapKiss Asuka/Shinji]] shippers, which isn't helped by the fact that Asuka and Rei pretty much hate each other in canon. There are also the more controversial Misato/Shinji shippers, the [[HoYay Kaworu/Shinji]] shippers, and the occasional fans of Mana Kirishima. Thanks to the [[MindScrew ambiguity]] of the series, each shipper has their own [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation personal character interpretation]] which each defends with fanatical fervor even against others within the same shipping ''subset.''
** The fact that there are several AlternateContinuity settings to work with can complicate matters even further.
** The ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' films have also helped reignite the debate by giving a new continuity to work with. The ShipTease between Shinji and Rei made many shippers jumping the gun and declaring them OfficialCouple, whereas Shinji/Asuka supporters argued that Shinji/Asuka got plenty ShipTease too, and the Rei/Shinji couple was doomed anyway because would inevitably would be revealed that [[spoiler:Rei has been built with the DNA of Shinji's mother Yui]] just like in the original series and that she and Shinji are simply confused about the type of love they have for each other. Finally [[WhamEpisode Evangelion]] [[DarkerAndEdgier 3.0]] wrote off Shinji/Rei, and now the fight boils down between the Shinji/Asuka fans and [[LesYay Mari/Asuka]] shippers, apart from giving the [[HoYay Kaworu/Shinji]] pairing more ground.
* Back in the early days of the Internet, the large and prolific ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fanfic community engaged in a huge three-sided shipping war among the partisans of Ranma's three "official" fiancées. The {{flanderization}}, mischaracterization, recriminations, demonization, and outright nastiness still echoes through {{fanon}} more than a decade later.
** Mid-nineties Usenet group rec.arts.anime was once victim of the "Who is [[http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.r-takahashi/browse_frm/thread/48dd0d525f95c918/a197adb5bbee7a8a Ranma's Best Babe]]" thread, debating the merits of ''[=Ranma ½=]'''s rivals for the title. [[{{GRIT}} Eventually it degenerated into an actual, role-playing trench war that became a fixture on the newsgroup for over eight years]].
*** It got so silly that people actually accused a group called "The Defenders of the True Fiancée" of spreading viruses and hacking websites. One particularly notorious shipper even accused the animators of [[FanDumb conspiring against his favorite character.]]
* Anime/TenchiMuyo has had several bloody ship wars that have been known to tear apart forum communities. Everyone has their favorite girl. Back in the day the major ship wars were between Tenchi/Ryoko and Tenchi/Ayeka fans, but as of late, Tenchi/Sasami fans have become more vocal. The fact that the series pretty much has a canon {{Harem Ending}} has done little to quell the fury of the shippers who think Tenchi should end up with their favorite girl.
* For ''Manga/BlackCat'', Creed/Train fans and Saya/Train fans don't really get along. Huge arguments were made over whether Train ever liked Saya as more than a friend, which evidently would make it more canonical than the pairing of Creed and Train. Not that any of this really matters, considering that Saya [[spoiler: died very early in the story]] and that Creed is the BigBad with a rather questionable grip on sanity and whose obvious homolust towards Train is equally obviously one-sided.
* Amongst ''ShugoChara'' fans, there is definitely animosity between the Tadase/Amu and Ikuto/Amu factions, with the expected DieForOurShip mentalities.
* The Konata/Kagami army vs. the smaller but equally hardcore Konata/Miyuki camps in ''Manga/LuckyStar'', even though this anime spends much of its time ''satirizing'' anime tropes and conventions. Oh, the irony.
* Among ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fans, the pairing wars between Lelouch/Kallen and Lelouch/C.C. shippers can get pretty vicious at times. And they're ''hardly'' the only two ships out there: there's also [[FoeYay Lelouch/Suzaku]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Lelouch/Nunnally, Lelouch/Euphemia]], [[SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl Lelouch/Shirley]], [[HoYay Lelouch/Rolo]]...[[LauncherOfAThousandShips yeah.]] That's not even getting into all the Suzaku ships, either: there's Suzaku/Euphie, Suzaku/Lelouch, Suzaku/Gino, etc..
* ''{{Shuffle}}'', dear God, ''{{Shuffle}}''. The fiercest Ship-To-Ship Combat happens between the [[InstantFanclub Instant]] [[SeriousBusiness Fanclubs]] ''Ai Ai Asa-senpai'' and ''Kitto Kitto Kaede-chan''.
** Generally, ''Ai Ai Asa-senpai'' members are the targets of an EnemyMine by all the other fanclubs, even going as far as to call [[GenkiGirl Asa]] a "selfish bitch."
* Oddly averted in the ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' fandom. Everyone is free to ship whatever they like, and very few people would have a serious debate about it, since most people are multi-shippers. Considering [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Tsuna]] and the LoadsandLoadsofCharacters, it's not hard to see why. Although there seems to be opposition between Gokudera/Tsuna shippers and Yamamoto/Gokudera shippers.
* If you ever see the name "''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''" used in conjunction with the word "{{shipping}}", ''get out while you still have the chance.'' [[InternetBackdraft Someone is going to get flamed. Odds are, everyone will]]. In other words, never discuss your favorite pair with [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Kyon]] involved. Side pairings aren't exempt either; Haruhi/Mikuru is particularly divisive even when Kyon ''isn't'' in the discussion.
* ''{{X1999}}'': [[http://www.moonpants.org/comics/fangirl.jpg Seishirou/Subaru vs. Subaru/Kamui]], [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/583537/1/XMail anyone]]? In addition, Fuma/Kamui vs. Subaru/Kamui is a bloodbath in its own right.
* ''FruitsBasket'' fandom has had many a pairing war between [[OfficialCouple Kyo/Tohru]] and [[FanPreferredCouple Yuki/Tohru]] fans, with the occasional alternate pairing thrown into the mix (Kyo/[[ClingyJealousGirl Kagura]], [[CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds Yuki/Machi]], [[MayDecemberRomance Shigure/Tohru]]...[[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Momiji/Tohru]]...[[LauncherOfAThousandShips anyone/Tohru]]...).
* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'' has a somewhat mild case of this. There's Rika/Hanyuu vs Rika/Satoko vs Rika/Keiichi vs Keiichi/Satoko vs Akasaka/Rika. However, the most obvious is Keiichi/Rena vs Keiichi/Mion. For some reason, Keiichi/Rena was more popular in the past, but now Keiichi/Mion is. Same with Rika/Satoko and Rika/Keiichi, that used to be the least popular Rika pairings.
** Post-Kai anime {{OVA}}s seem to be having a field day with the Rena-Keiichi-Mion love triangle. This has only added fuel to the shipping war flames.
* ''DGrayMan'': The shipping wars of pairing [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Allen]] with their favorite {{OTP}}. The sad thing is that he hasn't even really shown ''that'' much interest in ''any'' of them, being a [[WordOfGod confirmed]] CelibateHero who has expressed adamant disinterest in anything romantic. There's the obvious wars between Lenalee/Allen and Road/Allen fans, and ''then'' there's the HoYay / FoeYay shippers (Kanda/Allen, Lavi/Allen, [[FoeYay Tyki/Allen]])...
* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' has seen a rise in this over the years. Of course, when you've got [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Loads And Loads Of]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Anthropomorphic Nations]], a fair amount of ShipTease, and a distinct lack of [[OfficialCouple Official Couples]], you can justify pretty much ''any'' pairing under the sun. The result is that people who ship Nation X with Nation Y will find themselves at odds with those who ship either X or Y with another character. Has it's own page [[ShipToShipCombat/AxisPowersHetalia here]] for specific examples.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has had a lot of escalating Ship-To-Ship Combat ever since the introduction of [[spoiler: Athena Hellos]], Hayate's [[PuppyLove canonical first girlfriend]]. While the old shipping lines (Hayate/Nagi vs. Hayate/Hinagiku vs. Hayate/Nishizawa vs. Hayate/Maria, [[LauncherOfAThousandShips etc.]]) still exist, the major battle seems to be between those who think Hayate and his NewOldFlame are [[ToyShip destined to]] [[FirstGirlWins be together forever]] without any doubts, and those who think that she is an self-absorbed {{Yandere}} who ruined Hayate's life by [[HeroicBSOD utterly destroying his]] [[FailureKnight self-esteem]] and must be slutshamed to no end because [[HotterAndSexier she is somewhat more openly fanservicy than the other girl]].
** With the resolution of the Greece Arc a lot of this has died down, with large parts of the fandom picking sides on the Hinagiku/Hayate/Athena LoveTriangle, thanks in part to the reveal that [[spoiler: Hina has a past with Athena too, Hayate still had feelings for Athena (which he told Hina no less), but was ultimately rejected before finally revealing that Athena was planning on coming back to Japan after all - even giving Nagi the empty box for the ring Hayate gave her as kids which many saw as a direct challenge]].
** The flames rose up again with the introduction of Ruka into the mix, some seeing her as a refreshing change of pace with her forwardness while others saw her development as rushed since she didn't take the time to get to know him that the other girls did. Then there was the [[spoiler: promise to make him marry her if she won the manga competition with Nagi]]. That...didn't go over well with many. By now, the forums are still largely Hinagiku vs. Athena (with a small amount opting for the OneTrueThreesome) and the much smaller groups who support him with Nagi or want Ruka to return.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has a couple pairings, such as [[FoeYay Light/L]], Mello/Near, and Mello/Matt, along with pairing any of the above with an original character in fanfiction.
** There's also a minor shipwar between Light/Misa and L/Misa shippers. Needless to say, neither get on well with the Light/L shippers who were as much of an inspiration for the HetIsEw trope as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero/Duo]]. The shipping wars simply tend to be more along het and slash lines rather than within the slash and het fandoms, with Misa and Halle getting bashed because they take Light and Mello away from their potential male partners.
* Back in the early years of the ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' fandom, there were some pretty heated ship wars between Lina/Gourry and Lina/Zel shippers, made even more fun by ''Anime/LostUniverse'' with shared voice actors and character archetypes, not to mention {{fanon}} shared continuity. It's calmed down considerably since.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' would have been bad enough: [[MindGameShip Kira/Fllay]] vs [[{{Twincest}} Kira/Cagalli]] vs [[AuthorAvatar Kira/Lacus]] vs [[HoYay Kira/Athrun]] vs [[DefectingForLove Athrun/Cagalli]] vs [[ArrangedMarriage Athrun/Lacus]] (+ /- [[CantSpitItOut Yzak/Shiho]] vs [[HoYay Dearka/Yzak]] vs [[DefectingForLove Dearka/Miriallia]] vs [[ForgottenFallenFriend Tolle/Miriallia]]), but then ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gave us Athrun's [[HaremGenre Harem]], [[RelationshipWritingFumble Shinn/Stellar vs Shinn/Luna]] (+ /- [[HoYay Shinn/Rey]] and [[AmnesiacDissonance Neo/Murrue]] vs [[DefectingForLove Andy/Murrue]]), and ShipSinking (and in one case, Ship Raising). Minefields aplenty for all.
** And then Shinn and Lunamaria's Japanese voice actors got married. I guess that's a solution, too?
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' has seen its share of Ship-To-Ship Combat, with fans endlessly debating about who [[TheHero Setsuna]] should be paired with, whether it be with [[ActualPacifist Marina Ismail]], [[BridgeBunnies Feldt Grace]] or [[CuteAndPsycho Nena Trinity]]. It doesn't help that supplementary materials (which incidentally are considered non-canon) released lead to complications as to who Setsuna will really end up with, thus leading to further confusion and [[FanDumb debate]].
** Of course some ship him with [[FoeYay Graham]] and [[CargoShip Gundam]] as well.
* With the announcement of a new ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' movie after the series has ended, the new female character is ''already'' getting MarySue calls and "she better not break up my OTP" shit. We don't know ANYTHING about her, and she's STILL being accused of Suedom? Come ON, FanDumb!
** Although not as bad as it used to be, the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version's]] fandom fought hard over the classic trio of [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Ed/Winry]], Ed/Rose and [[HoYay Ed/Roy]]. Poor Rose herself was on the receiving end of DieForOurShip quite a bit, to the point that even mentioning her name on a Ed/Winry forum is...[[InternetBackdraft discouraged]]. (Winry and Roy were usually spared, due to greater potential for TyingUpRomanticLooseEnds and the fact that they were well-liked characters in general, whereas Rose was divisive even outside of the shipping wars.)
** Even more discouraged is throwing Armony and Sophie's names out as Ed pairings. The people who actually have played the games and know what you're talking about will either love/appreciate you, or want you dead. Even though Armony and Ed are pretty canon ''solely'' for ''Broken Angel'', it's a small fanbase on the webs.
** Possibly the craziest section is the one who ships Ed/Fangirl (or Anyone/Fangirl). Yes, you read that right; wherever you go in the FMA fandom, you're going to find at least a couple crazies who are completely convinced that they are married to Ed or Al, or at least dating them, and that the fictional characters hate the rest of the fanbase for even suggesting other pairings. It's sadly some SeriousBusiness when these folks come out, because at least 70% of the time, they ''aren't'' trolling.
** The manga fandom itself has had better luck, but wars have arisen between fans who insist that Roy/Riza and/or Al/Mei are {{Official Couple}}s and fans who insist that there isn't enough evidence to claim that they are. Basically, it's ship vs. ''no'' ship here.
*** Some parts of the manga fandom do tend to be pretty militant toward fans who prefer non-canon couples to OfficialCouple Ed/Winry and the various "heavily implied" ones (Roy/Riza, Al/Mei and Ling/Lan Fan). It often becomes an engine of the [[BrokenBase everlasting "which version of FMA is better" war]], since non-canon couples are far more popular with fans of the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist first anime]], where Ed didn't have a canonical love interest and was overall ObliviousToLove.
* ''VampireKnight'', with Zero/Yuuki vs. Kaname/Yuuki in particular. Is Kaname a creepy [[spoiler: and incestuous]] BastardBoyfriend who wants to dominate Yuuki's life? Is Zero a wangsty moron who gets in between Kaname and Yuuki's True Love? Is Yuuki a "CanonSue", thus "undeserving" of both guys? This whole ship war between both ships is the reason some fans stopped reading the manga altogether.
* The ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' fandom has conflict between the canon pairing Tamaki/Haruhi and other pairings, particularly Hikaru/Haruhi, but Kyoya/Haruhi is also popular. Some even support the twincest Hikaru/Kaoru pairing.
* The ''{{Hellsing}}'' fandom is usually divided over Alucard/Integra vs. Alucard/Seras vs. [[FanNickname Girlycard]]/Walter vs. Integra/Seras vs...you get the idea.
** The whole Alucard/Integra vs. Alucard/(insert other character here) wars is taken to an even further extent when one takes [[WordOfGod ot3f Kouta Hirano]] into consideration. Those who support the former pairing point to evidence that there's some sort of hidden romantic attitudes/sexual tension between the two. Those who support the latter pairing point out that the relationship between Alucard and Integra is purely "Master & Servant". And then there are those who believe the relationship is purely ambiguous...yeah...
*** The issue was that Hirano's statement about the relationship was given ''five years'' before the manga concluded as an answer to a person who asked ''how far will it go'', a question that he was nervous to answer (like he would spoil his ending where [[spoiler:Alucard returns/isn't dead]]). He has always been ''very'' enthusiastic and supportive about Alucard/Integra (and Pip/Seras) with cover art, complimenting Alucard/Integra Japanese pairing fansites with sketches (before 2chan started vicious wank about him that drove him off the internet), keeping exclusively romantic cosplay pictures of them in his camera during his travels, and making gag fanservice goodies for fans in Comiket. Somebody should ask him now that everything is over. [[InternetBackdraft If you dare]].
** There's also Major/Integra or Maxwell/Integra vs. Alucard/Integra and Pip/Seras vs. other Seras pairings. Not in the Japanese/Chinese/Korean fandoms, however; they seem to be generally chill about pairings and shipping in general.
* Within the ''Manga/SoulEater'' fandom, you've got poor [[SuperOCD Death The Kid]]. Should he end up with Maka? Chrona? [[HoYay Black*Star and/or Soul?]] Or, perhaps he should end up with either Liz or Patti (or both, due to Kid's love of symmetry)? [[InternetBackdraft You're pretty much in a metaphorical mine field with this one..]]
** There's also Soul/Maka VS Soul/Black*Star VS Soul/Blair.
** And, while we're on the subject of Maka, the most popular people to pair her up with are [[ImpliedLoveInterest Soul]], [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Kidd]], and [[FoeYay Chrona]]. Fans often disagree over which one is the true OTP.
** Fans of Chrona/Maka are divided on [[AmbiguousGender whether it's]] ''male''Chrona/Maka or ''female''Chrona/Maka.
* Mocked in ''Goku Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', being described as a "battle with no winners."
* Ship [[Anime/YuGiOh Yami and Yugi?]] Anzu is a brainless harridan. Ship [[FoeYay Kaiba and Yugi?]] Joey is a Token Homophobe for some [[FanWank stupid reason.]] Ship [[FoeYay Kaiba and Joey?]] Mai is a heartless slut. (Yes, this is a gross oversimplification.) The Yami/Yugi and Yugi/Anzu fans in particular seem to have it in for each other. [[OT3 Unless they choose door number three...]]
* It's still pretty quiet for now but shipping wars are pretty common in ''AmagamiSS.'' Even though every single girl gets 4 episodes an arc. It's gotten to the point that the shippers are ''getting withdrawals'' due to the fact that they can't bash somebody due to the fact that they're not the love interest of that arc.
* The Ship-To-Ship Combat in ''LightNovel/OreNoImoutoGaKonnaNiKawaiiWakeGaNai'' is mostly between the IncestSubtext fans who ship Kyousuke and his sister Kirino and the NoYay fans. Among the NoYay fans, there are fans for Kyousuke-[[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Manami]] (who consider her the most sane and normal of the choices) against fans for Kyousuke-Kuroneko/Ayase/other girls (who are seen as the more interesting choices).
* As a series with a boy with 31 girls as his harem, ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is bound to have this. Even though Asuna/Negi and Nodoka/Negi are the two favorites, Chisame/Negi got more popular later on, having at least one in-universe endorser and rabid fans who tout it as if it was already canon. However, most of the fights do get ameliorated, mainly because there is one shipping that everyone can agree on: [[SchoolgirlLesbians Setsuna-Konoka]]. God help those who go against this sacred pairing.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Hiei/Kurama vs. Hiei/[[spoiler: Mukuro]]. The former wins half the time through ranting and fangirlism, while the latter calmly explains why they should be together (and they generally do a good job in doing so. [[spoiler:It helps considering that Yoshihiro Togashi initially ''was'' going to have Hiei and Mukuro get together...]]) Also, [[OfficialCouple Yusuke/Keiko]] vs. Yusuke/Anyone else. And let's ''not'' get started on how many [[MarySue Mary Sues]] get together with either Hiei or Kurama and begin their ''own'' combat...
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' had STSC almost since the beginning. [[LesYay Homura/Madoka vs. Mami/Madoka]] can get pretty bloody once or twice, and then there's quite the "potential" in Sayaka/Madoka vs. Sayaka/Kamijou, and let's not forget [[ScrewYourself Madoka/her long-haired self seen in the OP]]
** After episodes 7 and 8, a possible secondary ship war started among the Sayaka/Kyouko, Sayaka/Kamijou and Sayaka/Madoka groups. [[spoiler: With a huge side dish of Hitomi/Kamijou, or better said, [[DieForOurShip "HITOMI YOU WHORE, GET AWAY FROM SAYAKA'S MAN!"]].]]
** The STSC is notably absent between Mami/Kyouko and Mami/Madoka. [[spoiler:Even with the official description of Mami's hypothetical witch-form having representation of both Kyouko and Madoka in it.]]
* Want to start [[FlameWar an argument]], you know, [[{{Troll}} just to spice things up a little?]] Get a bunch of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' fans together, and start debating [[{{Yaoi}} Heero x Duo]] vs. Heero x Relena. Wanna spice things up even more? Bring other pairings into the equation...conventional and...[[CrackPairing otherwise.]]
** You don't even need to pit 2/1 and 1/R fans against each other. Go to the "correct" fandom corner and say that Duo should top Heero. Watch the fangirls in that corner tearing each other down about that.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' is starting to see an intense shipping war between those who support [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Flit/Emily]] and those who support [[RescueRomance Flit/Yurin]]. While it's agreed that both pairings would be good and have their own high points (Yurin is a sweet NiceGirl and the EnsembleDarkHorse, but Emily has the advantage of knowing Flit for a longer time), the fact that Flit's son Asemu resembles Emily in concept and promotional art has some shippers going at it. [[spoiler: The fact that the WhamEpisode has [[TheWoobie poor Yurin]] [[KillTheCutie die in the WORST way possible]] does NOT help the series's case.]]
* ''TigerAndBunny'' is mostly a peaceful fandom, but it's starting to show early symptoms of this since Kotetsu / [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Karina]] and Kotetsu/[[IceKing Barnaby]] fans have been spotted fighting it out. Is Karina a [[WhatMeasureIsANonBadass "girly thus weak"]] little bitch who gets in between the oh so sacred HoYay between Kotetsu and Barnaby? Is Barnaby a selfish, immature JerkAss who treats Kotetsu like shit just to satisfy his ego - sooooo unlike the sweet, pretty Karina would? Be careful about expressing such thoughts...
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' is notable for two reasons. First, the main LoveTriangle is between the UnluckyChildhoodFriend ClingyJealousGirl and a psychopathic, [[SlasherSmile sadistic]] {{Yandere}} [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds with a tragic backstory]], which was engineered from the ground up to drive the fanboys into frothing ''hate'' on both sides, up to and including ''cheering on mass murder and genocide'' because "[[InsaneTrollLogic everyone deserved it]]." Second, because [[ArmedWithCanon the anime writers got in on the shipping war in favor of Kouta/Lucy]], while the manga supports Kouta/Yuka. Accordingly, Yuka's ClingyJealousGirl tendencies are played up to the point of {{Flanderization}}, while Lucy's sadism and malice are played down in favor of her bitterness and rage at the world (which are easier to sympathize with). [[spoiler: Lucy also appears to survive her final battle in the anime, but as it's CutShort, the anime team don't get to resolve the LoveTriangle.]]
* ''SaintSeiya'': in the countries where the anime/manga is popular, there's usually ship wars that go way beyond the levels of verbal hate and acrimoniousness, often expanding itself into RealLife bashing.
** The more remarkable examples are the Saint Seiya ship wars of [[{{het}} Het Yay]] fans (fueled by the massive creation of [[RelationshipSue Relationship Sues]], once SaintSeiya has too few women on cast) against HoYay fans and vice-versa. In several occasions the ship war went to extremes of public detracting of fanwork artists' personal lifes, public menace of aggressions and even real legal offenses.
*** Not to mention how the fanatical {{Yaoi fangirl}}s mixed this with WhatMeasureIsANonBadass, trying to erase and deny ANY kind of influence that the few girls in the cast had on the guys, either romantic or friendship-like, just because they thought the girls were all weak and stupid and "not feminist enough to deserve being paired up." Shun/Hyoga shippers were really bad about it, bashing Princess Freya from the {{filler}} Ansgard arc despite how much of a PluckyGirl she is and hissing at the mere mentions of Shun's UnluckyChildhoodFriend Jun. And the less said about their thoughts on Saori, the better.
** To mention: also the pure HoYay fandom of Saint Seiya get involved in several bitter ship wars into itself, most noticeably motivated by the debates of [[{{fanon}} "what should be the "right" guys to ship according to what we see"]] and "what guys are never acceptable to ship together". These can get very, very bloody: i.e. you do NOT go into the path of a Shiryu/Seiya fangirl and tell her Shiryu should go with Mu instead without expecting at least some snark, and at worst nonstop flames.
** And last but not least? The purely het side wasn't much better, to be honest. The Shaina/Seiya and Saori/Seiya shippers were horrifyingly cruel to each other and their characters: Shaina was "a stalker and a slutty bitch", Saori was "pathetic, a coward, and not feminist enough". They also liked to bash the crap out of Miho despite how she, in practice, was put firmly in the UnluckyChildhoodFriend role.
* In the DaCapo anime, Nemu is officially the winner of Junichi [[spoiler: with the exception of Da Capo If, in which Kotori wins, mainly because Nemu's dead]], since the sequel, DaCapoII, follows their grandkids. However, a lot of fans support some of the other girls since Nemu is usually seen as TheScrappy. Of the other remaining girls, Kotori often gets the most support, since she seems to get along very well with Junichi in the anime.
* ''{{Durarara}}'': Some Shizaya fans will rip out the throats of anyone who mentions Namie or Vorona, while Mikado is just torn to pieces between everyone who wants him as their [[OneTruePairing OTP]] {{uke}}.
* After episode 19 of ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', there has been some seriously fierce ship wars between fans of Kanba/Himari, Shouma/Ringo and [[spoiler:Shouma/Himari]]. It's extremely complicated to explain due to how much of a MindScrew the series is, but basically it's like this: the [[spoiler: third]] ship didn't have much ShipTease until the aforementioned episode, and since it goes between the other two, the fans of said "other couples" were seriously thrown off and started warring against it due to possible ShipSinking. The [[spoiler: Kanba/Himari]] supporters are '''specially'' loud in their displeasure, due to the BrokenBase factor in regards to [[spoiler: Kanba the MemeticBadass]] and [[spoiler: Shouma the victim of WhatMeasureIsANonBadass]]; the other "faction" mainly tends to panic about the possible consequences, but generally don't bash [[spoiler: Shouma]].
* While the ''ShinMegamiTensei'' franchise as a whole hasn't been totally devoid of this, Anime/{{Persona 4}} has brought pretty big ship wars afloat. As of episodes 9 and 10 (the ones dealing with [[{{Kawaiiko}} Rise]] [[IdolSinger Kujikawa]]), the shippers have been going rather wild: Rise/Narukami fans (the MC is named Yuu Narukami in the anime continuity) have rubbed the buttloads of ShipTease they got in the faces of '''everyone''' and claiming [[MemeticMutation "RISE END CONFIRMED!"]] in many forums and ImageBoards (specially on 4chan). Which obviously doesn't go well with the [[KickChick Chie]]/Narukami and the [[YamatoNadeshiko Yukiko]]/Narukami fans -- ''specially'' the Yukiko/Narukami shippers, since Yukiko ''seemed'' to be the one favored until then. And many panicked in the moment [[{{Bokukko}} Naoto]] sorta joined in...
** And then it was massively subverted. At least on a certain ImageBoard, two opinions ended up overriding the others: that the HoYay between Narukami and [[TheLancer Yousuke]] was totally there ([[MemeticMutation "YOUSUKE END CONFIRMED!"]]), and that [[FanNickname Brotag]] '''[[MemeticSexGod will get everyone laid.]]'''
* ''AquarionEVOL'', oh boooooooy. The Zessica/Amata and Mikono/Kagura factions are totaly vicious against the Mikono/Amata pairing. Amata is called "tool" and "ungrateful bastard" for [[spoiler: rejecting Zessica's love]], Mikono is called "slut" and "weak" for not falling into Amata's arms right away and being confused about Kagura, Zessica is [[PossessionSue Mary Sue-fied]] by self-projecting fangirls and fanboys who think Amata owes her cock because she loves him and would sacrifice lots of things for him. On the flip side Kagura is either made into a heartless and evil brute (ignoring how he isn't without his depths), or MartyStu-fied a la Zessica while his fans insist that Mikono owes him vagina for being his MoralityPet -- so her going for Amata instead makes her "a shallow and traitor whore".
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** Natsu/Lucy vs Natsu/Lisanna. Lucy fans will often point out Natsu's lack of any sort of interest in Lisanna after her return, and fanfics will have her stay dead. Lisanna fans will cite the anime filler scenes that set her up as Natsu's tragic former love interest, their and fanfiction will often have Lucy turn out to have been a shallow replacement for her who is booted from or ignored by the guild upon Lisanna's return.
** Erza/Jellal vs Erza/Natsu vs Erza/Gray. Gray and Natsu fans get along pretty well by uniting against Jellal. While he's got canon on his side (he and Erza are the only characters to even kiss thus far, the only main characters to admit to having mutual feeling, the only ones to have a heavily developed romantic history and interactions, the only...) it's easy for Natsu and Gray fans to point out that he's also the only one to have seriously harmed Erza, often claiming that being BrainwashedAndCrazy at the time doesn't excuse him because he still physically did it, and it's easy to create a story where Erza comes to that same conclusion and decides to ignore him.
* Never EVER ask ''{{Madlax}}'' fans who is a better love interest for Madlax. If you pick [[CoolBigSis Vanessa]], you'll be harshly told that [[spoiler: she's dead]] so she shouldn't really count. If you pick [[DarkActionGirl Limelda]], people will scream at you that she's an icky PsychoLesbian who [[spoiler: killed Vanessa]] and doesn't deserve Madlax.
* In ''LightNovel/SakurasouNoPetNaKanojo'', should [[NiceGuy Sorata]] go with [[IdiotSavant Mashiro]] or [[{{Workaholic}} Nanami]]? The competition is tight.
* In the mid-Nineties, ''Manga/SlamDunk'' had huge ship wars. Asking a YaoiFangirl whether [[TheRival Rukawa]] should go with [[BoisterousBruiser Sakuragi]] or [[TheAce Sendoh]]; or whether Sendoh should go with Rukawa or with [[{{Tsundere}} Koshino]], was... well, '''''unsafe'''''. And 90% of yaoi fans had [[DieforOurShip nothing kind to say]] about Sakuragi's canon crush [[NiceGirl Haruko]]: either she was a dumb and ungrateful bitch for being oblivious to Sakuragi's feelings for her, or she was a Bad Role Model for little girls for [[SmittenTeenageGirl daring to have a crush on Rukawa]], even when [[SmittenTeenageGirl she]] is perfectly aware of [[CelebCrush her feelings being one-sided and hopeless.]]
* ''MiraiNikki'' had some minor ship wars between Yuki/Yuno fans and Akise/Yuno fans.
* In regards to ''Manga/LoveHina'' fandom... Put a Motoko/Keitaro and a Naru/Keitaro shipper in the same room. There '''will''' be blood.
** And don't add a Shinobu/Keitaro shipper. You risk getting an EarthShatteringKaboom right in your face.
** Even worse: bring in a Mutsumi/Keitaro shipper. '''Say your prayers, everyone.'''
* ''Manga/OnePiece'', as a NoHuggingNoKissing series, doesn't have that many shippers. However, it is full of deep bonds between characters and sometimes vague interaction between them that could serve as a basis for a potential relationship. Some of the biggest conflicts between the fandom are:
** Who [[ChasteHero Luffy]] should end up with: Nami, the spunky navigator of his crew, with whom he shares a very deep bond which can be seen as romantic or not with ease -- and not to mention Nami seems to be quite focused on other matters rather than whether Luffy will bone her or not. Or Boa Hancock, empress of Amazon Lily Island who fell madly in love with him, although her displays of affection are PlayedForLaughs and while Luffy is grateful for her help during the Marineford arc, he explicitly stated that "he wasn't going to marry her".
** Of course there is also a lot of disagreement on the topic of who Nami herself should be with: the aforementioned airhead of a captain Luffy, [[ChivalrousPervert girl-crazy]] cook Sanji or the stoic, serious swordsman Zoro.
** Robin also gets some attention from shippers, albeit in her case it is mostly limited to whether she is better fit for TeamDad shipwright Franky or Zoro.
** There is also a pretty big following for the coupling of [[HoYay Sanji and Zoro]], because of their constant married-couple-like bickering, although these people mostly don't involve in arguments over other pairings for [[CrackPairing understandable reasons]]...
*** Also, there's a small but very loyal corner of Zoro/Luffy shippers who want their own share of deep and mutual trust to go beyond. And not all of them get along with other Luffy-shipping fans.
* The ''Anime/{{Free}}'' fandom is mostly peaceful, but it's already starting to show some baby symptoms. While the two ladies in the cast are mostly respected and any HetIsEw against them [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome is quickly shut down by the fangirls]] (and not to mention [[ShipMates some people tend to ship Go with Mikoshiba]] and sometimes with [[LesYay Chigusa]] instead of going the DieForOurShip way), the tensions between Makoto/Haruka shippers and Rin/Haruka shippers are beginning to heat up...
** As of episode 6, it's safe to say that the fragile peace has been broken and we have a full on ship war. After [[spoiler: Rin's ungracious reaction to ''finally'' defeating Haruka]], a good part of the fandom has started SCREAMING for his blood... and unsurprisingly, the leaders of this anti-Rin "movement" are the rabid Haruka/Makoto shippers.
** And the "war" has cotinued! Not only that, but a new "shipping faction" might appear since Sousuke Yamazaki, a character from the original novels, is slated to appear in the second season. Naturally, this has brought LOTS of screaming...
* ''Anime/KillLaKill''. [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Ryuko x Mako]] vs. [[FoeYay Ryuko x Satsuki]]. [[MemeticMutation DON'T LOSE YOUR WAAAAAY!]]
** [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Ira/Mako]] became a popular ship after the Naturals Election. To put it lightly, the disagreements between Ryuko/Mako and Ira/Mako in particular are... not pretty. ''Especially'' after the series ended with [[spoiler: Ryuko & Mako going on a date, and Mako even kissing her... but then the epilogue shows Satsuki tagging along, and then it cuts to a nervous Gamagoori dressed in a suit holding flowers with Mako approaching.]] The amount of bile between the two factions exploded, primarily driven by HetIsEw.
* ''NagiNoAsukara''. Since it is a LoveDodecahedron expect this to happen. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hikari/Manaka]], Hikari/Miuna and [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Hikari/Chisaki]] is one of them. And don't even start with Tsumugu/Chisaki, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Kaname/Chisaki]] and Kaname/Sayu.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL''. Despite having characters' ages that even younger than the original series, managed to have even more than it. The main [[HoYay Ho Yays]] of Astral/Yuma, Shark/Yuma, Kaito/Yuma and Rei[[spoiler:/Vector]]/Yuma take the cake.
** On the other side of coin there is Yuma/Kotori, Yuma/Cathy, Yuma/Anna and Yuma/Rio.
** Tetsuo/Rio and IV/Rio.
* ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' gives us the rather ugly war between Kodaka/Sena and Kodaka/Yozora shippers. In other parts of the vast reaches of the internet, there's a battle brewing between those who prefer to see Kodaka with Yozora, and others who would rather see him with Sena; the other girls are largely relegated to DemotedToExtra status in this regard. Amusingly, Kodaka himself keeps letting it slip that ''Rika'' is really his type... or would be with a better personality, but that goes for all the girls.
* In ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'', thanks to ''nine'' {{One True Pairing}}s and one canon CargoShip (as explained in the manga's [[YMMV/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows YMMV Page]]), [[AGodAmI Keima]] is somehow locked inside a 10-way tussle... until the author finally decided via [=FLAG=] 267 to [[ShipSinking sink all but one ship]] involved.
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