* While ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' fandom has a tendency to pair off all the characters, Marco gets it more than any other. I've seen him paired with every single Animorph plus some side characters. (And if Ax is paired with anyone at all, it's generally Marco. Unless it's Tobias, which is ''{{squick}}'', for [[IncestIsRelative several]] [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction reasons]].)
* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'':
** Edmund Pevensie is the EnsembleDarkhorse from all the protagonists--the TroubledButCute [[TheLancer Lancer]], with a [[RavenHairIvorySkin pale skinned-dark hair]] complexion. Hence he is shipped with practically ''everyone'', plus various made-up fan characters. Out of all the ships, the most popular are him with [[BrotherSisterIncest Lucy]] and [[HoYay Peter]].
** Caspian has the distinction of being pretty much the only main-ish character who's not a Pevensie, which makes him poplar among shippers who aren't fond of incest. Ships include Caspian/Susan, Caspian/Lucy, Caspian/Peter, Caspian/Edmund...
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** Daenerys Targaryen fills this role. Common pairings include [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight Jon/Dany]], [[BrotherSisterIncest Viserys/Dany]], [[OfficialCouple Drogo/Dany]], [[BodyguardCrush Daario/Dany, Jorah/Dany]], [[CrackPairing Tyrion/Dany]], [[OneTrueThreesome Dany/Jon/Tyrion]], [[IncestIsRelative Dany/Aegon]] and [[HoYay Dany/any-of-her-handmaidens]]. To be fair, most of those have basis in canon. Viserys feels Dany up at least once, and their family has a good old tradition of incest, while one of the handmaids (Irri) takes it upon herself to [[spoiler:sexually service Dany when she's having a restless night]]. There are several foreshadows (Valyrian polygamy and the three-headed dragon) indicating that Dany could take two husbands in the future (although and she would find Tyrion completely repulsive). As for Khal Drogo, [[HappilyMarried well]]...
** Aegon comes in a close second, with possible matches including Dany, Sansa, Arianne Martell, Margaery Tyrell, or even Arya. As a young man with [[spoiler:a solid claim to the Iron Throne]], Aegon is easily Westeros' most eligible bachelor.
** Sansa Stark seems to be one of the most commonly shipped, despite being no older than thirteen at the end of the last book. The most popular ship is [[BodyguardCrush Sansa/Sandor]], but there's also [[LoveFatherLoveSon Sansa/Petyr]], [[ArrangedMarriage Sansa/Tyrion]], [[HoYay Sansa/Margaery]], [[CrackPairing Sansa/Jaime]], [[IncestIsRelative Sansa/Jon]], [[NotBloodSiblings Sansa/Theon]] etc.
*** The three oldest Stark siblings, Jon, Robb and Sansa all count, and between the lot of them have been shipped with nearly everyone in the series. [[IncestYayShipping Including each other.]] ''Especially'' each other.
** Roose Bolton seems on his way to becoming this in the LJ and Tumblr communities.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Hermione Granger has been paired with characters of every [[MayDecemberRomance age]], [[DracoInLeatherPants allegiance]], [[HoYay gender]], and [[CrossoverShip other realities and worlds]]. Thanks to carrying a Time Turner around for a year, there are even stories where Hermione is shipped with temporally displaced [[ScrewYourself copies of herself]]!
** Harry has been shipped with almost every character imaginable, especially [[DracoInLeatherPants Draco Malfoy]], [[FoeYay Snape]], and [[HoYay Cedric]]. {{Fanfiction}} wise, he has been paired with any named character (even those he never met) or [[{{Squick}} any creature]] you can imagine, and of course, a fair amount of [[OriginalCharacter fanmade stuff]]. There is also a surprising amount of pairings that use [[{{Rule63}} Harry as a girl]]. And there is a lot of {{Crossover Ship}}ping too, from the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' or ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' characters.
** Severus Snape similarly is shipped off with a multitude of characters, from [[HotForTeacher certain students]] to other Death Eaters, as well as with a MarySue.
** Bellatrix will fuck AnythingThatMoves, even her own sister or nephew!
** The Giant Squid is a joking example--any discussion of {{Crack Pairing}}s is bound to have somebody claim they ship Squid/the first character that comes into their head.
** Luna Lovegood has also been paired with everyone (usually as a BetaCouple though). This is most likely because her {{Cloudcuckoolander}} status may suggest certain [[BiTheWay flexibility]].
** Draco Malfoy has been shipped with anyone that is mention he has had eye contact with in the series.
* Bella Swan from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' is a huge example of this. There are pairings of her with practically every character, including those of lesser importance. And the crossover ones, of course. There's even [[CargoShip Bella/Tyler's Van]].
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' :
** Percy Jackson has been shipped with every character in his titular series, including very minor characters. Especially since WordOfGod says that even though demigods' parents may be related, demigods themselves, even if they share the same divine parent, [[IncestIsRelative can fall in love and have kids]] [[IncestYayShipping with no issues]].
** Luke Castellan is like this as well. He's often nicknamed the [[ReallyGetsAround fandom bicycle]].
** In the sequel series ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'', Leo, the EnsembleDarkhorse, is even more extreme. Being the only character without a LoveInterest in-universe [[spoiler:until ''House of Hades'']] makes him in the fanfic available to every character mentioned.
* [[NobleDemon Crowley]] from ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fandom along with the FanPreferredCouple [[OneTruePairing Aziraphale/Crowley]] he is also shipped with [[FoeYay Hastur]], [[CrackPairing Pollution, adult Adam Young, the angel Gabriel]], [[CargoShip his Bentley]], and in CrossoverShip [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]], Franchise/JamesBond, Franchise/HarryPotter, [[{{Squick}} Olympia Black]]... and anyone else. Being mistaken for an [[HornyDevils incubus]] seems to be a [[FandomSpecificPlot common plot thread]]. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in one fic [[http://library.good-omens.com/viewstory.php?sid=179&chapter=1 ?Do I look like a sodding *** toy to you??]] DontAnswerThat.
* Everyone in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has had this to a certain degree:
** Firestar probably takes the cake though. He has been paired with Sandstorm, Spottedleaf, Cinderpelt, Tigerstar, Scourge, Graystripe, Mistyfoot, Bluestar, Silverstream, Ashfur, Echosong, Leafstar, Cinderheart, Morningflower, Onestar, Blackstar, Brackenfur, and a ''[[CompanionCube stick]]'' ([[CargoShip though most of the fandom seems to think the stick is a better match for]] {{J|erkWithAHeartOfGold}}ayfeather). This list is riddled with HoYay, FoeYay, and {{crack|Pairing}}ships... and ''three'' that are actually canon.
** His grandson Lionblaze is the same. He's been shipped with Heathertail, [[OfficialCouple Cinderheart]] (both canon), Icecloud, Hazeltail, Honeyfern, Twist, Sedgewhisker, and Whitewing.
** Then there's Hollyleaf: [[OfficialCouple Hollyleaf/Fallen Leaves,]] [[FoeYay Hollyleaf/Sol,]] [[HoYay Hollyleaf/Ivypool, Hollyleaf/Cinderheart, Hollyleaf/Willowshine,]] Hollyleaf/Foxleap, Hollyleaf/Mousewhisker, Hollyleaf/Thornclaw, [[CrackPairing Hollyleaf/Blackstar,]] [[OneTrueThreesome Hollyleaf/Ivypool/Blossomfall,]] and [[IncestYayShipping Hollyleaf/Breezepelt]].
** Ivypool also seems to be one, getting shipped with [[FoeYay Hawkfrost]], [[ShipTease Fernsong]], Mousewhisker, Foxleap, [[HoYay Hollyleaf, Blossomfall]], Breezepelt, Molewhisker, Toadstep, Bumblestripe, Tigerheart, and Thornclaw.
* The ''Literature/LeftBehind'' {{hatedom}}, in their exquisite BileFascination, has chosen [[TheAntichrist Nicolae Carpathia]] for this role. This comes most directly from Fred Clark's famous weekly blog detailing just how bad these books are, the comments section for which has officially branded Carpathia to have canon chemistry with EVERYONE -- and they've set out to prove it too!
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''
** Frodo Baggins. Especially in the wake of the 2001-3 films, Frodo got paired with every conceivable hobbit, many big strong Men, and an Elf from time to time. Oh, and Gollum. Most of this was generated by women who found Elijah Wood's portrayal seriously attractive. Then again, he is the protagonist.
** Legolas, oh so much. Because he is pretty and an elf, and Fan-Girl-Authors really like those things. Legolas/Aragorn, Legolas/Every male elf (including his father Thranduil), Legolas/Gimli, Legolas/Faramir, Legolas/Most of the self-insert characters, Legolas/Sauron, Legolas/Gandalf, and so on and so forth.
* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' tends to have at least one per era.
** In the prequel era, Anakin's SingleTargetSexuality doesn't stop all the Anakin/Obi-Wan, Anakin/Ahsoka, Anakin/anybody who's not Padmé fics. To say nothing of [[NoYay Anakin/Palpatine]]...
** Obi-Wan gets a bit of this as well, despite being a CelibateHero in canon. Anakin/Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan/Padme, [[Literature/JediApprentice Obi-Wan/Siri]][[labelnote:*]]That one's eventually established as a JustFriends relationship, with the pair admitting their feelings as Siri lies dying.[[/labelnote]], [[WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars Obi-Wan/Satine]], [[ComicBook/{{Republic}} Obi-Wan/Vos]] and [[Literature/CloneWarsGambit Obi-Wan/Bail]] are all popular pairings.
** In the Rebellion and New Republic eras, it's Luke. It would be Han (because he's sexy), but everyone likes the Han/Leia ship too much. This doesn't stop Luke/Han slash, though it's overshadowed in the fandom by Anakin/Obi-Wan.
** In the Literature/NewJediOrder era, it's Jacen and Jaina. Not together. Usually. (They're also sometimes paired, or even a OneTrueThreesome, with [[DeadGuyJunior Anakin]].) But Jacen and Jaina are paired with anybody who isn't related to them.
** In the ''ComicBook/{{Legacy}} era, Cade. He'll do AnythingThatMoves, so...
** As the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' / ''Literature/FateOfTheJedi'' era goes through, it's turning into Ben. Oh, so much.
** Quinlan Vos is this in the ''ComicBook/{{Republic}}'' comics (though usually he's shipped with Mace, Obi-Wan or Aayla).
* The GONE series by Michael Grant has a huge ensemble cast, but for the most part it's averted this trope by the main characters only tending to have one canon love interest... And then there was Lana Arwen Lazar. She's been paired with him (and fanned with by big groups too);
** Sanjit, her official boyfriend and a manic pixie dream boy whose only significance to the plot is "fixing" her.
** Quinn, with who she has many a UST moment with and there's still loads of sexual attraction between the two.
** Cookie, who she used her power to heal in the first book and now he literally only lives to serve her. (kinky).
** She's been shipped with the gaiaphage, and unfortunately, due to their disturbing "bonding time" spent together in the first two books, it can be considered canon.
** She was even paired with Edilio in the first book, although he came out as gay in FEAR, which made Lana...A beard?
** Seriously, the only other character with multiple ships is Brianna, who has two canon ships (with Computer Jack and Dekka), although some argue Dekka doesn't count seeing as it's a one sided crush.
* ''Literature/MaximumRide'' has Iggy, who in fanfiction has been paired with every member of the Flock (yes, even with 6-year-old Angel), Dylan, and Maya. And that's not even mentioning the sheer amount of Mary Sues and OCs the fandom comes up with. [[CrossoverShipping Or even the crossovers...]]
* ''Literature/ProtectorOfTheSmall's'' protagonist, Keladry of Mindelan, doesn't have any official love interest. So she's paired mostly with Neal, Dom, and Cleon, the three boys she crushes on... but it's not hard to find fics shipping her with, well, pretty much every character in the series, particularly the Yamani Ladies or other pages/squires.
* If the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' [[WMG/HonorHarrington WMG]] page is any indication Shannon Foraker is an extremely popular shipping target. Also doubles as a great pun given her position as the commanding officer of one of Haven's biggest shipyards.
* Believe it or not, Sun Wukong the Monkey King is this for ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest.'' As far as Chinese fanfiction is concerned, he's been shipped with practically every important (and not so important) character, which is [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a lot]]. The Monkey King has been shipped with his [[HoYay Master Tripitaka, his fellow pilgrims (Pigsy/Zhu Bajie, Friar Sand/Sha Wujing, White Dragon Horse/Yulong), Nezha, Master Puti]], [[FoeYay Erlang Shen, the Six Eared Macaque, nearly all his enemies (the White Bone Demon, the Spider Demon, the Bull Demon King, Princess Iron Fan, the Yellow Robed Demon, the Jade Emperor, etc.)]], ''himself'', [[CargoShip the golden cudgel]], original characters, crossover characters, and so on. Animals, humans, demons, deities, you name it, he's been shipped with it. There's even a pairing called All/Wukong, which pretty much speaks for itself.
* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'': [[TheSeer Moonwatcher.]] She's been paired with [[OfficialCouple Qibli]], [[RomanticFalseLead Winter]], [[OneTrueThreesome Qibli]] ''[[OneTrueThreesome and]]'' [[OneTrueThreesome Winte,]], Turtle, [[HoYay Kinkajou, Anemone]], [[YouRemindMeOfX Darkstalker]], {{C|rackPairing}}learsight, Mightyclaws, and ''the entire Jade Winglet'', among others.