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* ''ShipToShipCombat/FireEmblem''

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* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' can get pretty bad in this regard, although it's mostly civil.
* In what is probably the most wide-spread example of this trope, the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fanbase is, ostensibly, nothing but a GIGANTIC NAVAL WAR. Marisa Kirisame is probably the most disputed, having no less than 4 even divisions.
** Most fans often have preferred ships but realize that in the world of Touhou, [[Literature/BraveNewWorld everyone belongs with everyone else]]. Fanworks often portray in-character ship wars as comedy. (IE Alice versus Patchouli for Marisa, Keine glaring at Mokou hanging out with Kaguya, and so on). Oh, and the whole mess with Marisa is parodied [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/320962/hakurei_reimu-kirisame_marisa-patchouli_knowledge- here (site NSFW).]]
* Sheena/Lloyd vs. Colette/Lloyd in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' fandom, with Sheloyd shippers arguing that Colette is too [[LoveFreak annoying]], and Colloyd shippers arguing that Sheena is favored because of her MsFanservice role.
** Oddly enough, the {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s don't do this as often. Key words: ''as often''. You don't get between a Genis/Lloyd fan and Zelos/Lloyd fan if you value your brain cells.
** Kratos/[[spoiler:Anna]] and Kratos/Raine shippers were also pretty nasty to each other a few years back. And let's not get started on what Kratos/Yuan is to either of them...
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' fandom is split between Asbel/Cheria, Asbel/Sophie and Asbel/Richard fans, especially since Asbel's official love interest Cheria [[TheScrappy isn't very well liked]].
** The ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia'' fandom is not large, but it sheds some blood over which couple is the OTP - [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Senel/Stella, Senel/Shirley]] or [[BattleCouple Senel/Chloe]], especially the latter two, considering [[spoiler: Stella dies.]]
** Most of the (minor) ship conflicts with ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' come from the fact that Yuri is a LauncherOfAThousandShips while simultaneously being a CelibateHero ''and'' a bit of a flirt [[EvenTheGuysWantHim towards both genders]]. Yuri/Judith is popular in the West, Yuri/Estelle is popular in Japan but still has quite an English following, and Flynn/Yuri ([[PortmanteauCoupleName Fluri]]) is a favourite of both sides of the fandom. There's also Yuri/Raven and Yuri/Duke, which are both more popular than you'd initially think.
* Not the worst problem of the immensely BrokenBase of ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', but it pops up from time to time. See [[PuppyLove Tails/Cream versus Tails/Cosmo]] for the tip of the iceberg, along with the mixed consensus on Sonic/Amy.
** There's quite a bit of animosity between fans of Sonic/Amy and Sonic/Sally. Somewhat odd because Sally and Amy mostly don't exist within the same series -- Sally does not appear in the games or ''Sonic X'', while Amy does not appear in ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM''. The only version of the franchise where both Amy and Sally exist is the [[Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog Archie comic]], in which Amy has a large hurdle to getting Sonic's attention -- having a 10-year-old mind in a 15-year-old-body.
** And then there are the fans who question Sonic's sexuality. Sonic/Amy vs. Sonic/Sally is nothing compared to the FoeYay of Sonadow vs. straight pairings.
* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', Commander Shepard has a variety of love interests to choose from of both sexes (not that it stops people from shipping Shepard with non-canon options too). Each pairing has its supporters, and while most of them are "live and let live," there are certain sects that are vehemently against certain characters being paired with anyone else besides Shepard (namely, Garrus, Thane, Tali, and Liara). The fact that Garrus and Tali hook up in the third game--provided they were not romanced at all--only threw gasoline on some fires. And then there's the Joker/EDI and Joker/Shepard ship combat as well...
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' ignited a firestorm of Shepard-centric ship warring, largely due to reduced screen time for the ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' love interests and the controversial way several of their storylines were wrapped up[[labelnote:spoilers]]Jacob will leave you for another woman, Thane will succumb to his illness, and the only way to keep Kelly from getting killed is to [[GuideDangIt convince her to change her name]] when that [[ChekhovsGun dialogue option is available]].[[/labelnote]]. Among Fem Shep die-hards, Shepard/Kaidan vs. Shepard/Garrus is probably the ugliest ship wars get in the fandom. In general, most Shepard-centric ship wars in the fandom seem to fall along the lines of humans vs. aliens, with accusations of favoritism by the writers across the board. Shipping is such SeriousBusiness in Mass Effect fandom that a fan survey was created on it and sent to Bioware.
* It may be a Creator/BioWare thing in general. ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has one official ship for a male Revan, two (a het and GayOption) for female. Fans will either take them as a given, or spin off into other territories like F!Revan/Canderous. ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' has a smaller fanfic base, but the Spirit Monk's romantic choices are mostly a non-issue, even with the BiTheWay status of Sky and Silk Fox. In the case of both ''Franchise/MassEffect'' and ''Franchise/DragonAge'', Creator/BioWare, to varying degrees of success, attempts to not officially designate a character the 'proper' love interest--every player is free to choose who their love interest is, making any conflict inherently pointless.
* The ''Franchise/DragonAge'' fandom, in fact, was relatively quiet on this front, with some minor exceptions (do not mention the Darkspawn Chronicles DLC if you value your life, and there's some backlash against [[PlayerCharacter Female!Cousland]] / [[TheLancer Alistair]] simply because it's the most frequently shipped pairing). The [[VideoGame/DragonAgeII second game]], OTOH, has an ugly ship war going on between Hawke/Anders vs. Hawke/Fenris, which is fueled by the fact that the two characters represent the game's diametrically opposing views on mages, itself an endless hotbed of wank in the fandom. Hawke/Merrill is fairly safe, and Hawke/Isabela is also smooth sailing.
* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fandom, especially as of the second installment, seems to be comprised of two groups: those who regard shipping as SeriousBusiness, and those that ship for fun or to point at and laugh at the first group. The introduction of Organization XIII basically just gave the former group license to spark flame wars over the relative merits of the #### ship of the day (12 males that hang out in a castle all day? Why, it's like shooting fish in a barrel!). Oh, and never mention [=AkuRoku=] if you value your head.
** [[HoYay Riku/Sora]], [[OfficialCouple Kairi/Sora]], and [[FanPreferredCouple Riku/Kairi]], anyone? Why not [[OneTrueThreesome Kairi/Sora/Riku]]?
** [[OfficialCouple Roxas/Namine]] and [[ScrewYourself Roxas/Xion]] fans have gone haywire. Beware of [[FanDumb deviantART]].
*** And that's not even adding the [[PortmanteauCoupleName Aku]][[HoYay Roku]] [[YaoiFangirl fangirls]] [[GuyOnGuyIsHot into]] [[HetIsEw the mix]].
* EVERY ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game gets this, to some degree. There is a reason why [=OT3=] shippers are coming out of the wordwork for this series. In many cases, they're the fans who have grown sick of the shipping wars and who have decided to TakeAThirdOption.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has an almost legendary status for this. Even almost ''two decades'' after the game's release, [[TheRemnant there are still some small enclaves]] where [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Cloud/Tifa]] and [[TheLostLenore Cloud/Aerith]] followers wage war with each other.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Back when the fandom was more active, there was something of a friendly rivaly between the Gippal/Rikku and [[SlashFic Gippal/Baralai]] ships. That neither had any real canon support probably helped a lot.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'': The wars between the four combinations coming from Isaac, Garet, Jenna, and Mia (just to clarify, I'm talking ''hetero'' pairings here) are kinda like a MexicanStandoff, except everyone is, well, shooting at each other. Heck, the four pairings from that one group could easily fuel debate for several years without touching the dozens of other pairings in the ''GS'' 'verse. However, a lot of the pairings are just for fun (Magmashipping, anyone?).
** [[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn The third game]] is set to star the descendants of the heroes from the first two games. Things are already getting ugly.
*** One pairing has been [[OfficialCouple confirmed canon]], but its partner... seems to have been [[ShipSinking sunk]]. [[spoiler:The first four playable characters each have a member of the first game's party for a parent, and none of them are siblings, which means that neither Isaac nor Garet ended up with Mia. However, Isaac x Jenna is canon.]]
* ''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney]]'': There's plenty of Phoenix/Edgeworth shipping and lots of Phoenix/Maya shipping, both of which are hostile to other ships (Phoenix/Iris for starters) and each other. Yaoi is one of the main common ships, the figurehead being P x E. If you don't ship that or instead ship a hetro that isn't P x M, you are totally in for a nightmare of harassment and ridicule. Also beware of Mia/Diego shippers, though most are friendly enough if you don't question the canonicity of their ship.
** Combat is also going on between Edgeworth X Franziska and Edgeworth X Kay shippers in the Japanese fandom.
** ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'' started some new potential ship wars, with Apollo/Athena on one side versus Apollo/Juniper [[ShipMates and]] Athena/Simon on the other. And don't even try to suggest pairing Metis and Aura with anyone but each other.
* Go to any forum about ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' and you'll find ample discussion about which woman ([[HoYay or man]]) Link should end up with. Given that Link has no real personality but the player's, you have to wonder if shipping debates are more about which person the [[PerverseSexualLust player wants to end up with.]]
** One game where it's particularly noticeable is ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', with Link alternatively paired with the traditional ([[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Zelda]]), the newcomer ([[HeroesWantRedheads Midna]]), and the childhood friend ([[FriendToAllLivingThings Ilia]]). Of course, some people just ignore all that and jump straight for [[LesYay Midna/Zelda]]...
** Between Zelda, Malon, Saria, and Ruto, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' was an open invitation for Ship-To-Ship Combat.
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' is vicious for this. To begin with, there's already a canonical division for the first three games in Trish, Lady, and Lucia (in order of general popularity). Some people are [[{{Squick}} squicked out]] by the fact that Trish looks like Dante's mom, even if she does appear in the most supplementary material, so they go with Lady. Pairing Dante with Lucia is not as common due to Devil May Cry 2 not being all that popular. However, a vocal minority points to the [[CargoShip Devil Arm Nevan]], a succubus, as a possible [[TakeAThirdOption choice for Dante]]. Another vocal minority points to [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Dante's obvious Action Hero origins and that he HAS no canonical love interest]]. Then some {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s point out that [[{{Twincest}} Dante and Vergil together is hot times two]]. The only relationship which has remained untouched is Kyrie/Nero...
** And now, we have Dante[=/=]VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}.
** Kyrie/Nero is hardly untouched. Perhaps a minority, but the Dante/Nero shippers can be quite vocal, especially if you so much as mention Kyrie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'' has Sasha/Milla and Lilli/Raz versus Sasha/Raz and, occasionally, Lilli/Milla. Although this tends to consist of the former getting {{Squick}}ed out at the latter and the latter making arguments as to why It's Not Gross.
* While this is mostly avoided in the ''Franchise/{{Spyro|TheDragon}}'' series due to the existence of [[ContinuityReboot three continuities]], there are still [[StalkerWithACrush Spyro/Ember]] vs. [[OfficialCouple Spyro/Cynder]] wars that go on. The BrokenBase doesn't help matters. Sometimes [[InterspeciesRomance Spyro/Elora]] even finds its way into the war.
* ''VideoGame/StarFox'''s combat revolves ''all'' around [[TheHero Fox]]: Fox/[[CanonImmigrant Krystal]] vs. [[ContinuityReboot Fox]] / [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner Fara]] [[DieForOurShip (oftentimes ending badly for Krystal)]] vs. [[VitriolicBestBuds Fox/Falco]] vs. Fox/[[AntiHero Wolf]], a notable exception being [[FoeYay Wolf/Krystal]], and, later (and for no apparent reason), Fox/Miyu. Fox/Falco also gets pitted against [[ShipTease Falco/Katt]] every now and then, and the Fox/Krystal OfficialCouple occasionally goes against [[RomanticFalseLead Panther]]/Krystal, which is usually the target of DieForOurShip anyway.
* Should [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Leon S. Kennedy]] be with [[ActionGirl Claire Redfield]]? [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Manuela Hidalgo]]? [[BodyguardCrush Ashley]]? [[DatingCatwoman Ada Wong]]? [[FoeYay Or Krauser]]? Fans will never fully agree.
** Speaking of Claire, fans are torn on whether to pair her with Leon, [[TheScrappy Steve Burnside]] or [[{{Squick}} Sherry]].
** It's best not to ask the William Birkin/Annette Birkin shippers what they think of [[HoYay Wesker/Birkin]] and vice versa.
** Chris Redfield/Sheva VS Chris/Jill Valentine...and mentioning [[FoeYay Chris/Wesker]] is pretty much [[InternetBackdraft a nuclear explosion waiting to happen]].
* [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Thrall's]] new bride (or at least fiancée) [[HeroesWantRedheads Aggra]] is apparently the [[DieForOurShip target]] of many a RevengeFic from Thrall/Jaina shippers. Now, she ''did'' kind of [[DesignatedLoveInterest come out of nowhere]], apparently for the express ''purpose'' of ShipSinking...but even with ''that'' in mind, it gets pretty vicious.
** Even before Aggra existed, there was already a bit of a ship war between Arthas/Jaina and Thrall/Jaina.
* The ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' fandom fights over whether Laharl should end up with Etna or Flonne, or if the latter two end up with each other.
** In the [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice third game]], Mao/Beryl VS Mao/Almaz fights are common.
* ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory'' has the Claude/Rena shippers at odds with the Dias/Rena shippers, with the Claude/Dias, Claude/Ashton and Dias/Ashton fans occasionally joining in. (Oddly enough, the various Yuri pairings, the het pairings that don't involve Rena, and pretty much any pairing involving Noel are ignored in shipping wars.)
* In the ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' fandom, you've got Chelldos (Chell/ GLaDOS ) vs. Chelley (Chell/Wheatley) vs. Wheatdos (Glados/Wheatley). And that's just the main trio.
** However, the "shipping war" aspect is generally absent, especially on the ''Portal'' KinkMeme, where they even discussed what fun it might be to get into raging arguments about whether Chell should be with GLaDOS or Wheatley or neither while other posters tried to appeal for calm, but eventually decided it wouldn't as good as shipping their favourite couples, writing about them and tolerating others to ship and let ship.
* In the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'', cannons fire between the [[JustForPun S.S.]] Mario/Peach, Mario/Daisy, and Mario/Rosalina. [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And then]] [[HoYay there's]] [[IncestYayShipping Mario/Luigi]].
** Same with Mario/Peach, Luigi/Peach, and Bowser/Peach.
** As well as Luigi/Daisy and Luigi/Rosalina.
* As mentioned above, ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' has its share of this:
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}'' has mostly the rabid [[HoYay Tatsuya/Jun]] shippers, who don't seem to take the existence of Tatsuya/Maya shippers kindly.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' gives us all of Makoto/[[FanNickname Minato]]/the MC's possible pairings, with Yukari Takeba getting the bigger pot shots (Double if it's from MC/Aigis or MC/Mitsuru shippers). If we go to the [=FemMC=] route, it's ''not'' wise to mention how [[FanNickname Minako/Minami/Hamuko]] can get together with either [[spoiler: Ken Amada]] or [[spoiler: [[{{Delinquents}} Shinjiro Aragaki]] ]]; both pairings are known for rising HUGE hackles in the fandom.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has a particularly bloody war between those who ship the MC with either [[KickChick Chie]], [[LadyOfBlackMagic Yukiko]], [[MissionControl Rise]] or [[spoiler: [[TheGunslinger Naoto]].]] The latter is specially... complicated, ''[[InternetBackdraft and this is all we'll say about it]]''. As mentioned above, it has sorta died down (at least on /a/) after ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' had people pegging the MC as a MemeticSexGod [[MemeticMutation who will get everyone laid.]]
*** Got even more violent when [[UpdatedRerelease Persona 4: Golden]] came. Marie is a new girl in the game, if you follow her lovers route, Valentine's Day comes and [[spoiler:she kisses the MC! The worst part is that she kisses him even if you did NOT ask her out!]] That action alone got this pairing a big amount of fans, even being a impossible couple since she isn't canon.
* Pretty much comes with territory, in regards to ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. While [[YamatoNadeshiko Lilly]] and [[ShrinkingViolet Hanako]] have the largest camps, every girl has a strong following. [[StudentCouncilPresident Shizune]] fans in particular can be downright militant in their support, largely as a result of having to constantly battle the {{Hatedom}} the character has developed since release due to the BaseBreaker nature of her route, and [[TheRival her rivalry]] with [[DieForOurShip the much adored Lilly.]]
** On the forums, it's fairly common for posters to rank the routes/girls in their signatures with ">" or "=" signs. For example, Favorite>Second favorite>Tied for third=Tied for third>Least favorite
* There is quite a significant number of people in the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' fandom who point out that no relationships between Spartans can happen, but somehow there still seem to be fan pairings. [[ChildhoodFriends John/Kelly]], [[CargoShip John/Cortana]], John/Miranda, and [[InterspeciesRomance John/Thel]] being the most dominant in the fandom. The first three are easily the most popular, but the last one seems to be growing at a snail's pace. John/Miranda supporters were not held back by the fact that Miranda died in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', they just change the outcome of the battle to say that she survived. Really, ''none'' of these pairings could happen, because Spartans are engineered to have no sex drive. But the fans don't care.
* A rather interesting case: Normally, ''[[VideoGame/NavalOps Warship Gunner 2]]'' is about warships blowing each other up. But the unlockable Special missions seem to intend to instill this idea - one of them is in fact an Escort Mission where you travel around sightseeing, and the three "love interests" (two men - one of whom is an old man - and a German doctor who is a looker in her own right) actually dig out naval fleets with the intention of blowing each other up over the Player. [[OnlySaneMan Fortunately you put a stop to this.]]
* Surprisingly enough (especially for a game with one male and two female leads) ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' has almost none of this in its fandom. This is because the game neither sinks nor confirms the Vyse/Aika or Vyse/Fina pairings -- and unmissable dialogue with each girl indicates that she is in love with Vyse, but completely accepting of the fact that he loves the other girl (and they both get along very well). The fandom has as such largely accepted the interpretation that the game is hinting at a Vyse/Aika/Fina OneTrueThreesome.
* Where do we begin with ''VideoGame/BlazBlue''?
** Fans of [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Bang/Litchi]] and [[StakingTheLovedOne Litchi/Arakune]] fans are often seen battling around the Internet. Consequently, Bang/Litchi fans tend to also be Arakune haters.
** [[OfficialCouple Jin/Tsubaki]] fans often attack poor [[DieForOurShip Noel]], even though Jin/Noel was sunk in the port. Since ''Continuum Shift'', [[MoralityPet Jin/Makoto]] is gaining popularity as a pairing, but conflicts between fans of the two pairings are rare. ''Chronophantasma'' may simply end up igniting a cold war, however. Oh, and there's a portion of the community who prefer to TakeAThirdOption and leave Jin as a CelibateHero, instead supporting [[MoralityPet Hakumen/Tsubaki]], causing more friction. Finally, we have fans of Jin and [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Mai Natsume]], the protagonist of ''[=BlazBlue=]: Heart Remix'': a likely reasoning behind this is similarities between them and [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Ky/Dizzy]]. (Never mind that in the actual doujinshi, Mai, outside of getting a FirstKiss [[LesYay from Makoto]], has been {{Ship Tease}}d with three other characters [[note]]her roommate Cajun, fellow classmate (and relative of Kagura) Taro, and Mai's distant relative (who is unaware of the relationship at the moment)/other roommate/family assassin Shiori, with Taro currently the frontrunner [[/note]], none of whom are Jin. Or the fact that [[spoiler:Mai goes missing after graduation according to ''Chronophantasma'']].)
** Ragna [[LauncherOfAThousandShips is paired with practically everyone]], but the most common pairings are [[BelligerentSexualTension Ragna/Rachel]] and [[ShipTease Ragna/Noel]]. These two are the most aggressive of the fandoms, and battles wage constantly between the two. Not helped by the questionable nature of both pairings: on one hand, the age gap between Ragna and Rachel is ridiculous, and Rachel is a lolicon. On the other hand, the fact that Noel is a clone of Ragna's sister [[{{Squick}} leaves a bitter taste in some people]]. What's worse, the game seems to hint at ''both''.
** Wait, so Rachel looking young makes it so she can never be in a relationship despite being [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld hundreds of years old?]] The games make it clear that she is an adult, plus her being hundreds of years older than Ragna balances out with him looking older. Not that any of this matters in the first place, they are both mature enough to be together and it should be chemistry and development together that makes a pairing good not ridiculous restrictions created by people with overly strict morals. Sigh, MoralGuardians and FanDumb strikes again.
*** The addition of Celica in ''Chronophantasma'', who was already confirmed in the ''Phase Shift'' novels to [[spoiler:be in love with Bloodedge, the time-displaced Ragna]], has only added more fuel to the fire, especially with a Gag Reel involving the return of the Spectacles of Eros from ''CS'' which shows that she's one of two members of the female cast (the other being a heavily implied Rachel) to genuinely love Ragna for who he is, no hocus-pocus required. With cries of "MarySue!" abounding ([[AmericansHateTingle in the Western fandom, that is]]) due to her role in the ''CP'' story, things are looking grim.
** Finally, we have fans of [[HoYay Ragna/Jin]], [[FoeYay Jin/Hazama]] and [[FoeYay Ragna/Hazama]], who hammer on ''everyone else''.
* The ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' fandom is divided between people who ship either [[MagicContractRomance Shirou/Saber]], [[BelligerentSexualTension Shirou/Rin]], or [[SempaiKohai Shirou/Sakura]]. The former two pairings have the biggest fan followings, with the latter being the least popular of the three; perhaps not too surprisingly, the biggest ship wars seem to consist of Shirou/Sakura shippers arguing with Shirou/Rin and/or Shirou/Saber shippers.
* Do not mention either [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Sumika]] or [[ActionGirl Meiya]], or which would be better with Takeru on any forum or thread dedicated to ''Franchise/MuvLuv''. And especially don't say the words "Noble Confidant." That is, provided you value your brain cells: it gets more violent than a BETA attack.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' fandom used to have '''very''' fierce ship wars in the second part of TheNineties, and sometimes these still pop out once in a while. [[TheProtagonist Kyo Kusanagi]] x [[TheRival Iori Yagami]] is one of the most famous/infamous cases of slashy FoeYay '''ever''' in any video game fandom, and whoever mentions Kyo's canon girlfriend [[GirlNextDoor Yuki]] or even ''hints'' that they ship Kyo with her... will likely be called "homophobe", "heterosexist" and/or "boring", with bonus "Yuki is a bland, antifeminist, MarySue-ish DamselInDistress and a TakeThat to fangirls from the creators so SHE MUST DIEDIEDIE [[InsaneTrollLogic for the sake of both feminism and yaoi]]" cat-calls in between. The few Kyo/Yuki fans that are still around may react via passive-aggressively accusing ALL Kyo/Iori fans of being "canon breakers", "shallow", "bitchy", "self-loathing misogynists who fetishize men but bash women for 'not being strong enough'", and/or of supporting a pair where the two men ''hate'' each other without any traces of mutual respect without any other basis than "they look hot."
** It's not much better whenever [[IdolSinger Athena]] [[ActionFashionista Asamiya]], who's hinted to have a crush on Kyo in some continuities, is mentioned. Kyo/Athena fans will whip out the "Yuki is WEAK and ANTI-FEMINIST and DOES NOT UNDERSTAND KYO ENOUGH, so Athena DESERVES Kyo's affections better since she's more interesting, stronger and prettier" argument, while Kyo/Yuki fans will either repeat the aforementioned "hey don't be canon breakers, Kyo and Yuki haven't broken up for all we know" argument or ask "if you think Athena is such a strong woman, [[UnfortunateImplications why are you making her worth depend less on HER and more on whether Kyo finds her pretty or not]]?" This will get more complicated if Athena's DoggedNiceGuy Kensou is brought up: some Kensou/Athena fans will just support the idea of a possible "double date", while others will accuse Athena of being an "ungrateful bitch who doesn't appreciate Kensou" and/or "a shallow slut who [[YourCheatingHeart throws herself at the feet of an already taken man]] while passing up the feelings of the guy who loves her and said taken man's girlfriend." (Never mind that Athena is an IdolSinger as well as a fighter [[ContractualPurity so she cannot go into dates]] ''and'' that she's totally dedicated to her career.)