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Shippers on Deck in comic books.
  • In Age of Bronze, Pandarus is eager to get his niece Cressida together with Priam's son Troilus, in part because his brother Kalchas' betrayal is making things difficult for her.
  • In Archie Comics, Jughead for Betty and Archie. He doesn't like Arch's obsession with the ladies, but Betty is a friend and the least-bad option in his mind.
  • Batman
    • Alfred sometimes takes this role in certain incarnations of Batman. Thinking that a good woman might help Bruce find a better, safer purpose in life, he encourages Bruce to try and go on dates or at least try meeting with women.
    • This was one of Harley Quinn's schticks in her solo comic series - every once in a while she would latch onto a budding couple and become obsessed with bringing them together. She always succeeded, but since her methods for bringing together include kidnapping, armed robbery, shootouts and blackmail, the journey wasn't always great for the people she helped get together. And if you got in the way of what she saw as true love, it could prove a costly - even fatal - mistake, though she may not always be aware she killed you...
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    • Pre-Flashpoint, there was no shortage of friends and allies who support Nightwing and Barbara Gordon together. The list includes, but is not limited to, Black Canary, Tim Drake, Cassandra Cain, Donna Troy, and Helena Bertinelli. Bonus to the last one on the list for getting on board immediately after having a one-night stand with Nightwing.
    • In Batgirl (Rebirth), Black Canary tells Batgirl point blank she's always looking for excuses to dump prospective boyfriends because neither of them measure up to Dick Grayson in Barbara's mind.
    • In Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Gus teases Barbara heavily over her relationship with Nightwing.
    • In Adventures of the Super Sons, Future!Damian Wayne's comments about his father and Catwoman and the fact that he's a product of a Lotus-Eater Machine implies that Damian wants the two of them to get together, on a subconscious level at least.
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    • Catwoman herself ships Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn; she often tries to get the two to admit their feelings for one another or voice jealousy.
  • The Disney Ducks Comic Universe has a few:
    • The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck and other stories show Donald wants Scrooge with Goldie... And, knowing Brigitta is in love with his uncle, sometimes tries to get her with someone else.
    • The nephews are vocal supporters of their uncle's relationship with Daisy, that they openly call "aunt".
    • In the Reginella stories, Scrooge is openly a supporter of Donald's relationship with Reginella (Daisy's only serious rival).
    • The two times Goldie has met Brigitta, she has helped her with Scrooge, as Goldie already had some happiness from him (and possibly a daughter) and Brigitta deserves a break.
  • Empowered: Caged Demonwolf has some very strong opinions regarding how the Emp/Ninjette/ThugBoy Love Triangle should be resolved.
  • Green Lantern: Star Sapphire Mirri Riam ships Kyle Rayner and Soranik Natu. This was fine for a while, but when they broke up it went badly. She was so dedicated to her OTP that she ravaged a planet to force them to work together and rekindle their romance. When she told Kyle and Soranik her reasons they understandably thought she was insane.
  • The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016): Once Etta realizes Steve Trevor has a crush on Diana she starts shipping them hard and does everything she can to get Diana to notice and reciprocate Steve's feelings, especially since she has an inkling long before that Diana liked him too.
  • In Marvel's The Mighty Thor Thor's dad Odin shipped - and probably continues to ship - Thor with Sif, to the point that he set up a contest to prove to Thor that his mortal love interest, Jane Foster, simply couldn't keep up with the pantheon of Norse gods and goddesses.
  • Rivers of London: In the "Tales from the Folly" bonus strip from issue #2 of Action at a Distance, it is revealed that Molly is writing stories about Peter and Nightingale being romantic towards each other.
  • Runaways:
    • Nico briefly ships Victor and Lillie, a New York girl from the 1800s.
    • Pretty much all of the earlier Runaways shipped Gert and Chase.
    • Molly seemed to ship Xavin and Karolina first. The other Runaways seemed to join her once they realized that Xavin really wasn't going to kidnap or enslave Karolina.
  • In Scott Pilgrim, Scott's roommate Wallace seems to be fond of Scott/Ramona.
  • A side comic in Sonic Universe #58 has Marine shipping Blaze with Silver; Blaze sinks it with fire.
  • Spider-Man has had many a people shipping him with any woman he has had Ship Tease with.
    • Aunt May always was very vocal about wanting Peter to end up with Mary Jane Watson. You could say that May started out as The Matchmaker, as she and MJ's Aunt Anna set up Peter and MJ's first blind date and at the time Stan Lee did not yet intend Peter and MJ to become the Official Couple. When they finally did, during the original Clone Saga, May Parker gave Mary Jane a pep talk to fight for her man when Gwen Stacy apparently returned from the dead.
    • Although Roger Stern has gone on record as disliking the Watson-Parker romance, when he brought back Mary Jane to Peter's life in Amazing Spider-Man #242 as "just a friend", he immediately showed Aunt May, Aunt Anna, Peter's first love Betty and her husband Ned Leeds, and Liz Osborn all doing their best to bring the two back together as a couple. Peter (then busy with his romance with the Black Cat) and Mary Jane reacted with a mixture of annoyance and amusement, but what do you know? Not that long after they did get back together and four years after MJ's return they got married.
    • Later Spider-Man stories have had Mary Jane become a Peter/Carlie shipper, despite her own feelings for Peter.
    • Kamala Khan ships her idol, the previous heroine to bear the title of Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers, with him. She pestered him with questions on them on a date. The two did have a date and some mild flirting. Venom, after symbiote briefly took control of Carol, acted as one as he turns off Spidey's Berserk Button of hurting his loved ones by suggesting Carol has feelings for him. She never denied it, but they ended up as just friends, though Peter seems to wish it went all the way.
    • Anna Marconi tells a clueless Peter that Mockingbird, Bobbi Morse, that she seems to be interested in him. She decides to wrap her arm around him to get Bobbi jealous.
  • In the Star Trek (IDW) comics, Kirk is shown to be quite supportive of Spock and Uhura's relationship, ordering them to spend some time together after Spock risked his life on a mission, and asking Spock how badly Uhura took of Spock shaving his head bald for another mission.
  • A few people are this for Katchoo and Francine at various points in Strangers in Paradise; the moment where David and Casey handcuff the two together to hash out their differences is probably the most extreme occasion.
  • Superman:
    • During a period in The '90s when Superman and Lois Lane had split up, Mr. Mxyzptlk of all people, tried to push them back together. Being an annoying trickster, this was not appreciated and he was firmly told that they'd resolve their problems in their own time.
    • The Elseworlds story Superman: Red Son briefly had Josef Stalin of all people ship Superman/Wonder Woman.
    • Kara also ships her cousin with Lois. She even tried to get her and him together once without showing her hand in Pre-Crisis continuity.
    • Back when he was a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Superboy approved of the relationship between Brainiac 5 and Supergirl and wasn't at all subtle about it, openly encouraging Querl Dox to romance his cousin more proactively.
    • In Superman: Secret Origin, General Lane wants Lois to give up her career and marry John Corben, but not because he cares about her marrying a good man, but because he sees Corben as the son he never had.
  • Ultimate Spider-Man
    • Gwen Stacy supported Peter and Mary Jane, proving MJ's insecurities about Gwen and Peter's relationship to be unfounded.
    • In his first appearance, uncle Ben ships Peter and Mary Jane together.
  • X-Men:
    • The majority of the X-Men supported Gambit and Rogue's relationship especially Storm, Pyslocke, Jubilee, Kitty, Iceman and Nightcrawler. Even X-23 got emotional when Gambit and Rogue exchanged vows. Lampshaded by Pixie in a earlier issue when Gambit and Rogue had a Suggestive Collision in the Training Room
      Armor: Uh. Should we leave? This feels five kinds of inappropriate.
      Pixie: No way. This is amazing.
      Armor: Are they even dating?
      Pixie: God I hope so. So hot.
    • Wolverine generally tends to stay out of the romantic lives of his fellow X-Men, but when Peter Rasputin and Kitty Pryde came downstairs for breakfast the morning after they finally did the deed, he could smell it on them. His two-word reaction: "'Bout time."
    • Weapon X has Domino shipping Sabretooth & Monet St. Croix. When she hears Deathstrike call Monet Victor's ex-girlfriend, she instantly replies with an "Awww!" She found it adorable & even stuck around for the mission to find Monet simply for that reason, despite being ready to quit the team earlier. The following chapter, Creed sheepishly tells Monet it really is good to see her, and Domino again responds with an excited "Awww!" Then she tells Monet about how Victor wanted to save her, and how none of them believed him when he was talking about her only being a "friend."
    • In X-Men: First Class Iceman (Bobby Drake) and his then Heterosexual Life-Partner Beast (Henry "Hank" McCoy) actually debated who they believed Jean Grey should be shipped with, or at least who she shipped herself with. Beast believed Jean liked Warren Worthington III/Angel, while Iceman believed (correctly) that she preferred Scott Summers/Cyclops.
    • In New X-Men: Academy X, once Hellion finds out his teammate Mercury has a crush on Wither, he immediately becomes very supportive of it (despite distrusting Wither seconds ago), and even makes a few subtle moves to encourage Wither to return her feelings.
    • Mercury later returned the favour, shipping Hellion with X-23 (though he didn't quite appreciate that at the time). Dust feels the same way.
      Dust: (watching the two from afar) They're beautiful...

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