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* [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[Manga/FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.

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* [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[Manga/FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else. [[spoiler:And then the sequel novel ''Frozen Teardrop'', for all of its controversial writing, ended with Heero and Relena getting married.]]



** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'''s director Masashi Ikeda once admitted that he [[RelationshipWritingFumble can't write romances]], and that he was more concerned with politics. This is sometimes taken as evidence Relena and Heero aren't a "real" couple. But surely, if the director can't write romances, [[FridgeLogic then he can't write the]] FanPreferredCouple [[FridgeLogic either]]?
*** Ikeda was only one of five script writers for ''Wing''; three of the others penned side-stories which blatantly ship Heero[=/=]Relena, including ''Blind Target'' (where it's implied they actually kiss), ''Battlefield of Pacifists'' (where both Duo and Dorothy attempt to set the two of them up together) and ''Frozen Teardrop'' (where Heero and Relena are [[HumanPopsicle cryogenically frozen]] for 30 years, rendering any potential relationships with the rest of the cast {{Squick}}y).
*** But the last one has a big detail... [[spoiler: Relena is now a BrainwashedAndCrazy sort-of BarrierMaiden, and it looks like Heero ''will'' have to kill her in the end. As the corollary of several StarCrossedLovers deals involving people who, for [[IdenticalStranger one]] or [[IdenticalGrandson another]] reason, look a LOT like Heero and Relena themselves (the original Heero and Katrina Peacecraft, Ein Yuy and Angelina Khushrenada, etc.) So even with the aforementioned deal, poor Heero and Relena might '''not''' end up together either. (Or it'll take them LOTS of blood, sweat, and tears.)]] So yeah...


* Pictured above: [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[Manga/FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.

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* Pictured above: [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[Manga/FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.


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** Sadly, it went in Feldt's "defense". More than a few Feldt/[[spoiler: Lyle Dylandy (Neil's BackupTwin)]] fans bash Anew Returner HARD and call her a CanonSue for threatening their OTP. Which is ironic and utterly ''stupid'', since before Anew ''ever'' was in the picture, [[spoiler: Lyle actually preferred to put on a JerkassFacade in front of Feldt and [[ItsNotYouItsMe push her away]], rather than encourage her to pursue his affections.]] The fact that Anew in canon [[spoiler:hooked up with Lyle, turned on the crew (even if as a ManchurianAgent under MindControl), ''and'' wasn't convinced that her time/feelings for Lyle were true until it was way too late]] doesn't help fangirls' negative perception of her at all, even if that's not all there is to her character ''and'' that whole deal wasn't exactly '''her''' fault, but [[spoiler: her "twin brother" Revive and Ribbons's own [[DracoInLeatherPants And of course]], [[DoubleStandard these two men get scot free in fandom view]].]]

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** Sadly, it went in Feldt's "defense". More than a few Feldt/[[spoiler: Lyle Dylandy (Neil's BackupTwin)]] fans bash Anew Returner HARD and call her a CanonSue for threatening their OTP. Which is ironic and utterly ''stupid'', since before Anew ''ever'' was in the picture, [[spoiler: Lyle actually preferred to put on a JerkassFacade HiddenHeartOfGold-hiding facade in front of Feldt and [[ItsNotYouItsMe push her away]], rather than encourage her to pursue his affections.]] The fact that Anew in canon [[spoiler:hooked up with Lyle, turned on the crew (even if as a ManchurianAgent under MindControl), ''and'' wasn't convinced that her time/feelings for Lyle were true until it was way too late]] doesn't help fangirls' negative perception of her at all, even if that's not all there is to her character ''and'' that whole deal wasn't exactly '''her''' fault, but [[spoiler: her "twin brother" Revive and Ribbons's own [[DracoInLeatherPants And of course]], [[DoubleStandard these two men get scot free in fandom view]].]]


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* Pictured above: [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.

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* Pictured above: [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[FushigiYuugi [[Manga/FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.


* Pictured above: [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.

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* Pictured above: [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[RanmaOneHalf [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.


* And believe it or not, ''not even the Universal Century Gundam series are free''. The hate that ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' fans levelled to [[{{Tsundere}} Fa Yuiri]] came less from her being a NaiveEverygirl stuck in a bad situation and not being able to become a 100% ActionGirl, and much more from her "being in between" [[StarCrossedLovers Kamille and Four's True Love.]] [[spoiler: Even more so after Four actually ''dies'' in really tragic circumstances, Kamille lives on but is {{mind rape}}d into catatonia, and Fa lives on too and stays with him as he slooooowly gets better.]]

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* And believe it or not, ''not even the Universal Century Gundam series are free''. The hate that ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' fans levelled to [[{{Tsundere}} Fa Yuiri]] came less from her being status as a NaiveEverygirl stuck in a bad situation and not being able unable to become a 100% ActionGirl, and much more but rather from her "being for supposedly "getting in between" [[StarCrossedLovers Kamille and Four's True Love.]] [[spoiler: Even more so after Four actually ''dies'' in really tragic circumstances, Kamille lives on but is {{mind rape}}d into catatonia, and Fa lives on too and stays with him as he slooooowly gets better.]]


** As far as [[TagAlongKid Saji]]/[[BrokenBird Louise]] shippers go, they have a good reason to bash Louise's partner [[OedipusComplex Andrei Smirnov]] for trying to win Louise's heart, as he has certainly became TheScrappy for crossing the MoralEventHorizon by [[spoiler:killing his father, [[ColonelBadass Colonel]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sergei]] [[CoolOldGuy Smirnov]]]]. And again by [[spoiler: [[MomentKiller interrupting Saji and Louise during an important conversation during Episode 19]].]] And ''again'' in episode 24 when [[spoiler: [[MurderTheHypotenuse he directly assults Saji]] [[FreudianExcuse blaming him for Louise's deteriorating mental condition]]. Fortunately, Setsuna is there to prevent it , and then [[KarmaHoudini Andrei is swayed away from them]] by his interaction with Marie...]] However, they "conveniently forget" that in TheMovie, Andrei not only [[TookALevelInKindness has learned his lesson]] and gotten some bits of CharacterDevelopment, but [[spoiler: he ''does'' [[LaserGuidedKarma pay for his sins]], via a RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]

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** As far as [[TagAlongKid Saji]]/[[BrokenBird Louise]] shippers go, they have a good reason to bash Louise's partner [[OedipusComplex Andrei Smirnov]] for trying to win Louise's heart, as he has certainly became TheScrappy for crossing the MoralEventHorizon by [[spoiler:killing his father, [[ColonelBadass Colonel]] [[EnsembleDarkhorse Sergei]] [[CoolOldGuy Smirnov]]]]. And again by [[spoiler: [[MomentKiller interrupting Saji and Louise during an important conversation during Episode 19]].]] And ''again'' in episode 24 when [[spoiler: [[MurderTheHypotenuse he directly assults assaults Saji]] [[FreudianExcuse blaming him for Louise's deteriorating mental condition]]. Fortunately, Setsuna is there to prevent it , and then [[KarmaHoudini Andrei is swayed away from them]] by his interaction with Marie...]] However, they "conveniently forget" that in TheMovie, Andrei not only [[TookALevelInKindness has learned his lesson]] and gotten some bits of CharacterDevelopment, but [[spoiler: he ''does'' [[LaserGuidedKarma pay for his sins]], via a RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]


** And it's not only about the infamous [=AsuCaga=] shipwar. If you like Kira/Lacus, apparently you can't like [[FallenPrincess Fllay]] and must call her "whore" and "rapist". If you prefer Kira/Fllay, you're often expected to call [[TheMessiah Lacus]] a plain and unrealistic PuritySue. Not ''all'' the fans are like that, but it's still often the first thing that other fans see when the ShipToShipCombat is mentioned.

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** And it's not only about the infamous [=AsuCaga=] shipwar. If you like Kira/Lacus, apparently you can't like [[FallenPrincess Fllay]] and must call her "whore" and "rapist". If you prefer Kira/Fllay, you're often expected to call [[TheMessiah [[AllLovingHero Lacus]] a plain and unrealistic PuritySue. Not ''all'' the fans are like that, but it's still often the first thing that other fans see when the ShipToShipCombat is mentioned.

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** It doesn't help that the amount the AsuCaga ship even sinks depends on which edition you're watching. The fact that WordOfGod flip-flops all over the place just makes the situation worse.


* Pictured above: [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.

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* Pictured above: [[RebelliousPrincess Relena Darlian/Peacecraft]], from the [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls fangirl-popular]] Franchise/{{Gundam}} series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]],'' is perhaps the most famous victim of DieForOurShip ''ever'' in {{anime}}, and may be one of '''the''' most hated fictional women, along with [[RanmaOneHalf Akane Tendo]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime Inoue]], [[HarryPotter [[Literature/HarryPotter Ginny Weasley]] and [[FushigiYuugi Miaka Yuuki]]. She is often [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] as a RichBitch, a {{Yandere}}, or (sometimes) even a CardCarryingVillain by [[YaoiFangirl fans who prefer the]] [[YaoiGuys Heero/Duo pairing]], even though Heero/Duo is ''virtually non-existent'' throughout the series (with the HoYay technically going more towards Trowa and Quatre than them), even though ''Duo himself'' is shown several times to [[ShipperOnDeck ship Heero/Relena]], and even though the lyrics to Relena's ImageSong "Always a Secret" depict her as [[NiceGirl a sweet and kind girl]] who would be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy pretty willing to let go of Heero]] and go the MarriedToTheJob way if he fell in love with someone else.


The Franchise/{{Gundam}} meta-series is a BIG long runner with many different continuities. The bashing started with ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', became mainstream with ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', and ever since then it just ''won't'' stop.

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The Franchise/{{Gundam}} meta-series is a BIG long runner with many different continuities. The bashing started with ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', became mainstream with ''[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam G Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'', and ever since then it just ''won't'' stop.

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