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Die For Our Ship: Film
Films routinely deal with Love Triangles. Fans sometimes disagree with the resolutions violently.
  • Frozen:
  • Will Turner from Pirates of the Caribbean. Ever since he married Elizabeth Swann, many viewers who wanted Elizabeth to be with Jack Sparrow are making him out to be a rapist, an abuser, too "nice" so the Super Bad Boy is OMG better, or both.
  • This trope is inverted for Corpse Bride: Victor/Emily shippers want Victor to die — because Emily is dead from first meeting. That said, there has been a fair amount of vilifying of Victoria in post-film Victor/Emily fanfics, portraying her as a gold digger or just plain mean to Victor. (And it can probably be argued that leaving Victoria at Barkis's tender mercies in some AUs is A Fate Worse Than Death.)
  • While not quite as bad as Corpse Bride, Sally of The Nightmare Before Christmas gets some of this so Jack Skellington can get with the writers' original characters, the writers themselves, Emily, or Victor.
    • Jack isn't treated any better when it comes to those who ship Sally with Oogie Boogie, as Jack is often derailed into a jerk who shamelessly flirts with Sally while he bullies the poor, innocent, shy, and sweet Oogie. Keep in mind that Oogie tried to kill Sally after she failed to save Santa Claus from him.
  • Ever since The Lord of the Rings books were made into movies, Arwen has been loathed by Éowyn teenyboppers who see her as the obstacle for Éowyn to get Aragorn's love, or as a "bad, bad, girly girl". The Aragorn/Legolas slashers also have it against her. The animosity towards Arwen since the movies continually frustrates many book!Arwen fans. But cheer up, it cuts both ways! Arwen teenyboppers saw Éowyn as a scheming hussy trying to steal away the true love of their pretty elf princessnote  (never mind that in the movie Aragorn and Arwen had broken up at the time) and hated her for it.
    • Faramir also gets some flack from rabid Aragorn/Éowyn fans, who see him as being less worthy of her than Aragorn. Never mind that Aragorn himself sank that ship by pointing out how unhappy Éowyn would've been if she married him, and later was very happy when she and Faramir became the Beta Couple...
    • And both Éowyn and Arwen catch heat from the Mary Sue creators who ship their unholy spawn with Aragorn or Faramir. They get even more from the Yaoi Fangirl contingent who must have Aragorn sidling up to Legolas. (Or Boromir, which is a doomed relationship if you don't go severely AU.) In one fic, Arwen was turned into such a shrill harpy that, in a post-series tale set in the present day, she sold the mummies of her and Aragorn's children to a museum just to hurt him. (Seriously)Éowyn is likely to get written off as "that butch chick".
      • That was Bagenders, and mostly done for Rule of Funny and parody, as literally everyone is taken to the extremes of their character, or just blatantly out of character. Faramir is mostly painted as a bit weak (Boromir on one of his visits from the afterlife ignores a note from Faramir asking him to come back and help him on the grounds that 'she's probably pulling his hair again').
      • Adding to the weirdness factor of the whole Aragorn-versus-Faramir argument is the reason that Tolkien didn't stick with his original Aragorn/Éowyn. Faramir is an Author Avatar, and according to one theory, Tolkien grew to love the character of Éowyn so much that he changed his plans just so she would end up with his Middle-Earth doppleganger. (Another theory is that he matched Aragorn with Arwen so that they could echo the couple featuring his other Middle-Earth doppleganger, Beren and Lúthien.)
      • Not to mention, Aragorn himself sunk the Aragorn/Éowyn ship by telling Éomer after he heals the almost fatally injured Éowyn that she was more in love with the *ideal* represented by Aragorn, rather than Aragorn himself. And to put the final nail on the coffin, Aragorn also adds that Èowyn would've been incredibly frustrated and even unhappy in the end, if she married him. OTOH, the book (and IIRC, a scene in the movie's DVD edition) shows that Éowyn and Faramir fell in love after they bonded over their emotional troubles and got to know each other better.
  • In the Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street movie fandom, Lucy Barker gets some serious hate from Sweeney/Mrs. Lovett shippers.
    • The Sweeney Todd Sues, who somehow manage to become Sweeney's truest of true loves ever, even though (A) he was utterly devoted to Lucy throughout the movie and (B) Sweeney was very much anti-touch. One such Sue actually got Sweeney to denounce his love for Lucy and Mrs. Lovett after both were dead, in favor of said Sue.
  • Due to Bollywood marketing being dependent on which combo of actors and actresses is the screen couple (referred as a "jodi" by Indians and the Industry), fans of a particular screen couple (who often do several movies together if successful) will fight fans of another couple. Shah Rukh Khan/Kajol is the quintessential example these days.
  • A certain portion of Kirk/Spock fans have had quite a bit trouble dealing with the fact that in the 2009 reboot movie Spock/Uhura is canon, and some rather nasty stuff has been said about Uhura as a result.
  • How to Train Your Dragon has Astrid getting bashed and falsely labeled a Faux Action Girl so that shippers can hook Hiccup up with Ruffnut instead. Made stranger by the fact they're Not So Different, aside from one being the obvious Love Interest.
    • A good number of fans ship Hiccup with Toothless (yes, the dragon) or Tuffnut (Ruffnut's twin brother) with as vehement loathing of Astrid, who tends to get labeled as shallow for showing interest in Hiccup after finding out about his dragon, even though she was the only teen that did not actively mock/tease Hiccup in the beginning and thus had less of a personality shift than the others would have.
  • Many fans of A Knight's Tale would have preferred that William ended up with Kate rather than Jocelyn. Also uses "feminist" bases since the fans like to take the Plucky Girl Wrench Wench and then "give" her William as a "prize" for being a "strong female and so unlike that Jocelyn bitch"... when if they believed in Kate's strength as a character as much as they said, they wouldn't feel the need of making Kate's overall happiness depend oh so much on whether the hero liked her or not rather than on other things like her own blacksmith work.
    • That's not even keeping in mind the movie's implication that Kate still loved and missed her dead husband.
      • And that Jocelyn, despite playing the obligatory "fair lady" love interest role, is shown to be quite a strong female in her own right.
  • One particularly nasty Labyrinth fanfic had the author's Self Insert Mary Sue have Jareth declare that he never loved Sarah and marry her and then literally has Sarah die for the ship. Yeah.
  • In Newsies Sarah is portrayed as whiny and annoying so that way Jack can get with someone else, usually a Self Insert Mary Sue. Or David.
  • Poor poor, poor Carly Spencer. It's bad enough that fanboys want the actress who plays Carly (Rosie)'s head chopped off for replacing Megan Fox (something that Rosie obviously has no control over, she took the role, as any sane person would do if they were offered a role of a lifetime in a big budget movie like the 3rd Transformers movie), but according to hardcore SamxMikaela shippers, she is ugly (Yes the Victoria's Secret Model is ugly...don't think too hard about that), evil and the anti-christ who should be burned. It doesn't help that Mikaela is only mentioned in passing in the 3rd film, and it's implied that she dumped Sam because she only liked him for his involvement with the Transformers...
  • This somehow managed to happen with non-canon pairings in The Avengers fandom — many Steve/Tony fics depict Bruce as an emotionally abusive coward who's only with Tony because Tony protects him; while many Bruce/Tony fics depict Steve as a self-righteous, bigoted asshole who treats Tony like shit or slut-shames him. And then there's the Loki/Tony ones where Pepper/Steve/Bruce/whoever is bashed so that Tony can run into Loki's arms, or Thor (who is depicted as being in a relationship with Loki, although the two are brothers) being bashed so that Loki can run into the arms of Tony. And then there's the inclusion of Tony's pre-Avengers best friend Rhodey, and how he's often villainized to keep Tony with the Avengers. Tony causes a lot of flame wars.
    • Usually averted with Pepper - she's a popular enough character that fanfic writers will usually just pair her up with whatever guy Tony isn't banging, most commonly Bruce. Usually with hilariously little build-up considering they never even spoke in the movie.
    • Speaking of the MCU, lots of fangirls tend to do this with Theoric, who in the comics was engaged to Loki's wife Sigyn before Loki pulled a Uriah Gambit on him. If Theoric shows up in an MCU fanfic, he's almost always an abusive asshole who deserves to get Uriahed, despite the original comic story actually had some of Sigyn's friends complaining he was too noble. This is especially hilarious because the fangirls could always just, you know, not bring him into an MCU story since he's a comics-only character with no basis in mythology.
      • Then there's Amora the Enchantress (and sometimes Lorelei), despite also being a villain. As Loki's Dragon, she's a popular character people want to see in the films, but the segment who've latched onto Sigyn instead hate the idea of her appearing, in case she gets in the way. In MCU fanfics about Loki and Sigyn, if Amora shows up, she's hopelessly lustful of Loki and spiteful of Sigyn, to the point of attacking her, prompting Loki to defend Sigyn and cast Amora away...which really makes no sense as Loki is abusive to Sigyn and doesn't care for her. Making things even weirder, Amora isn't even romantically interested in Loki in canon, and while they frequently work together, they have zero romantic feelings for the other (in fact, they acknowledge in their first meeting that they'd be a terrible couple because they're both liable to betray the other).
    • Similar to the above, Mockingbird gets this from Clintasha shippers. While she doesn't appear until the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., she's been getting hate since Avengers hit big with shippers. Thanks to Clintasha being the most popular het couple, they have a very defensive fandom, and when many discovered that Hawkeye married someone else in the comics that the films are based on, they took up arms against her. It doesn't help that Natasha and Clint were once romantically together but broke up quicklynote  while Hawkeye and Mockingbird were together for a very long time and both consider the other to be the love of their life note , meaning that, with Mockingbird joining the film universe, its very likely that Hawkeye and her will become canon. It's made worse as there's a certain level of misogyny at play (Bobbi is often treated as the one responsible for whatever trouble the two face that lead to their breakup, despite the main catalyst for their breakup being the fact she was raped and Hawkeye didn't understand the full scale of the trauma; not to mention, the fact they devolve both girls into essentially arguing and fighting over a man, which brings a lot of Unfortunate Implications into play), and it ignores the fact that, in the comics, both Natasha and Bobbi are very good friends with a lot of professional respect for one another.
    • On the flip side of this, Bucky Barnes, who for a while in recent comics was Widow's long time boyfriend and partner in espionage, gets this from some of these fans too, though to a lesser extent. Generally he's just a Bastard Boyfriend or is just a general psychopath, and Clint just needs to protect Widow from him (ignoring the fact that Natasha is not the type of person likely to be abused, but given how she proved to be a better fighter than Clint when trying to take him down non-lethally, and was able to hold her own against the Winter Soldier in their film, its fairly asinine to think she'd need protecting, or that Clint would be able to do it).
    • Sam Wilson/Falcon was introduced in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Steve's new buddy who helps him save the day, and brought a lot of Ho Yay with him, to the point Sam fulfilled the usual tasks that a love interest would perform. Given the above examples, its no surprise he was walking into a minefield, and he has not been spared the same treatment for getting in the way of Avenger Ho Yay.
  • Amber Sweet from Repo! The Genetic Opera gets this from many Shilo/Graverobber shippers. Granted, she's hardly a good person, but what the fangirls tend to forget is that Graverobber is only slightly better.
  • Sky High fandom is small and pretty much dead, but it had a bit of this in its heyday, usually going after either Gwen or Will. Gwen was typically bashed for being "too girly" to justify Will/Layla (interestingly, the fact that she ended up betraying everyone rarely gets brought up here, nor does Lash doing the same thing stop him from having an armada of fangirls), when Will himself isn't torn into for being "bland" or falling victim to speculation that he'd be a neglectful boyfriend to Layla, in favor of Warren/Layla.
  • Disney sequels are already mostly despised for pretty legitimate reasons, but there's one sequel that really takes it too far, according to most fans. Pocahontas II has the audacity to break up the Official Couple of Pocahontas x John Smith and make the protagonist fall in love with John Rolfe instead! It's only logical Disney fans have this kind of reaction, and most refuse to acknowledge the existence of the sequel in the first place.note 

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