The nations of Alicetonia and Boblivia have been at war for many years now. Our Invisible Protagonist watches as Boblivia's forces are pushed back by Alicetonia's [[LadyOfWar Ladies Of War]], trying to figure out how to [[TakeAThirdOption save them both]].

Of course, what's going through the minds of the fans is that the Alicetonian general and the nameless Boblivian soldier who appeared a couple episodes back would make a good couple.

People like romance. People like conflict. So naturally, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs people like romance in the middle of a conflict]]. This is what happens when that comes to the front. It doesn't have to be a war; it can be basically any sort of conflict between two (or more) groups. Whatever the conflict is, it is guaranteed that the shippers will begin favoring a pairing of two characters on opposite sides... [[ShipsThatPassInTheNight even if those specific characters don't even say two words to each other.]]

Related to FoeYay; where FoeYay is about the implications and doesn't necessarily have to garner support from the fandom, [[WarShip War Shipping]] is about the fandom support and doesn't necessarily need to be implied. Additionally, where FoeYay is about hate as a mask for love, [[WarShip War Shipping]] doesn't have to involve any animosity at all, and the characters can be as friendly as they want to be as long as they're ultimately on opposite sides.

Not to be confused with ShipToShipCombat. Compare to DatingCatwoman, in which two people on opposing sides pursue a relationship. If the conflict gets in the way of the shipping, it can lead to StarCrossedLovers.



[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* This is often an integral part of the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' Series character arcs, usually combined with, or even as often fueling, {{Angst}} and WarIsHell.
** Arguably the ''main'' plot of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam'' was the relationship between StarcrossedLovers Aina and Shiro, pilots on opposing sides of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam One Year War]].
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': Amuro and Lalah are on opposite sides.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'': Kamille and Four, and Katz and Sarah are on opposite sides.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Gundam 0080]]'': Christina and Bernard are on opposite sides.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'': Duo and Hilde start on opposite sites.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed'': Cagalli and Athrun start on opposite sides.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny'': Shinn and Stella are on opposite sides.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'': Lyle and Anew, though it's only [[ManchurianAgent revealed]] for about one episode. Saji and Louise also, though both are initially civilians and together, end up on opposite sides of the conflict, leading to some tension.


[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* This serves as a bit of a plot point in the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fic, ''Fanfic/HowIBecameYours''. Katara ends up with Zuko, while Sokka ends up with ''Azula of all people''. This is quite possibly deconstructed early on, when Mai intercepts Zuko's mail to prevent him from learning of his love child with Katara, and also poisons Katara, causing her to miscarry, believing that the Fire Nation Senate will not allow the union ([[StrawmanHasAPoint but Mai, despite however reasonable she might come off as, is not meant to be believed]]).


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/JoyeuxNoel'' is a movie about the platonic form of this. You can interpret it to be [[HoYay not so]] [[FoeYay platonic.]]


[[folder: Literature ]]

* In the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fandom, a number of shippers support a pairing between enemies Ned Stark and Cersei Lannister. Note that while Ned is a dedicated family man, Cersei herself proposed an affair between them as a way of settling their political differences, although it's doubtful whether she was actually at all attracted to him, as opposed to just wanting to seduce him for purely instrumental reasons.
* ''[[Literature/{{Safehold}} By Schism Rent Asunder]]'': political pragmatism throws former enemies Cayleb and Sharleyan in bed together. It ends up being a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage. Although they were only enemies in the first place because the CorruptChurch had forced Sharleyn to support Cayleb's enemies all but literally at gunpoint.
* ''[[Literature/{{Sten}} Revenge of the Damned]]'': [[LadyOfWar Lady Atago is brave, beautiful, and a military genius.]] She's really Sten's perfect counterpart. Too bad she's sworn to destroy the Empire.
* ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'' starts out with the Betans and the Barrayarans on opposing sides of a conflict (technically, it's Barrayar vs. Escobar, with the Betans supporting Escobar), and Betan Expeditionary Captain [[WarriorTherapist Cordelia Naismith]] being taken prisoner by Barrayaran Captain Lord [[OfficerAndAGentleman Aral]] [[CombatPragmatist Vorkosigan]]. Four days, a lot of terrain, and some heart-to-hearts later, they're engaged. And as subsequent books tell us, they end up a pair of HappilyMarried [[RetiredBadass Retired Badasses]].
* ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'': Luke Skywalker is one of the leaders of the Rebellion against the Empire; Mara Jade is one of the Emperor's most trusted agents. They meet when she comes after him to avenge the Emperor's death, have a tempestuous relationship, and marry just as the Empire and the New Republic reach peace.
* In ''[[Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo 1634: The Baltic War]]'', 20-year-old Eddie (from the US, year 2000, now in the USE in 1633) is captured during a conflict with Denmark in 1633. He falls in love with 15-year-old Anne Cathrine (a Denmark princess -- [[InsistentTerminology fine]], ''"King's Daughter"'') while in captivity. Despite her genuine fondness for him, he believes [[StarCrossedLovers it is hopeless]], since Denmark and the USE are enemies. Eventually, [[spoiler:Denmark officially joins the USE, and he proposes marriage to Anna -- a development desired by the King of Denmark, his sons, and Anna herself]].
* In the ''Literature/FirebirdTrilogy'', the titular Firebird Angelo, SpareToTheThrone of Netia, is captured by Federate Brennen Caldwell. Brennen's PsychicPowers mean that he instantly knows Firebird is his soul-mate, and he spends most of the rest of the first book carefully romancing her. She ends up falling for him in return.
* In the eleventh ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' book, Berelain and Galad fall in LoveAtFirstSight, even though he's trying to execute one of Berelain's allies. It doesn't stop either from carrying out their separate agendas, but once the above snag is resolved they get married... [[InsistentTerminology for purely political reasons]], of course. It helps that Berelain is a fervent believer in {{realpolitik}}.


[[folder: Theatre ]]

* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': Romeo and Juliet fall in love, in the midst of a [[FeudingFamilies family feud]]. It [[StarCrossedLovers does not end well]].


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* A considerable number of ''VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime'' fans have formed communities dedicated to Nel and Albel. Both being optional characters, they don't even interact with each other in disc 2, and that's barely any less than disc 1.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' has General Jozette Cecille of Kimlasca and General Aslan Frings of Malkuth, who fall in love during a temporary truce and are later given permission from their respective kingdoms to marry after the war is ended, as a symbol of the newly-forged peace. [[spoiler:Too bad it didn't last...]]


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' provides several couples who were on opposite teams during at least one season (Tyler/Lindsay in ''Island,'' Gwen/Trent and Duncan/Courtney in ''Action,'' Duncan/Gwen in ''World Tour''), and the popularity of {{Crack Pairing}}s just increases the chance of you supporting one or more of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': This is part of the reason Zutara is such a popular ship. In the first two seasons, when Zuko and Katara were on opposite sides, it added a very Romeo and Juliet-esque feel for many shippers.