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Arrowverse

  • To Hell and Back (Arrowverse) presents the next examples:
    • Moira ships Oliver/Laurel (which has a strong possibility of happening), and Carter/Kara (which will never be happening).
    • A number of people, including Henry, Oliver, and Kara, ship Barry/Iris. That being said, they recognize that Eddie's presence and Barry's refusal to pursue his best friend romantically means it won't be happening for a while.
  • Supergirl (2015) fanfic my youth is yours: Mxyzptlk, rather than wanting to marry Kara himself like in the show, just thinks Kara and Lena are adorable together and wants them to get married. They'd be mostly fine with it if not for the part where, after the wedding, he'll take them to be part of his collection.
  • In Regaining Perspective, Diggle takes his Oliver/Felicity shipping to new heights. The plot is that Cupid gives Oliver a love potion, only for it to be inadvertently triggered by Laurel instead. Diggle seems genuinely insulted it wasn't activated by Felicity, comforted when he's told that it only focused on Laurel because Oliver saw her first, and upon learning that Oliver actually saw Cupid first, but seeing someone (Laurel) he still had genuine feelings for overrode it, immediately asks if there's a second override that could have triggered by him seeing Felicity.
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    • Oliver is rather annoyed by it, noting that Diggle (and the team in general) tend to be dismissive towards Laurel and his feelings to her.
    • Laurel is also uncomfortably aware, but after Oliver reassures her that his feelings are genuine and they resume their relationship is largely unconcerned. Apparently concluding that if Diggle (or anyone else) has a problem with them dating, that's his problem.
  • In Old Associations, Diggle is so obsessed with Oliver/Felicity that he more or less forces them into couples counseling to get them back together, and is the only one upset when said counseling breaks them up more. Later, he's still trying to get them back together, and Laurel points out that while she wants them happy, he wants them together.
    Laurel:''' What I still feel doesn’t matter. It’s about what Oliver and Felicity feel. And I’m saying this as objectively as I can, but John, if Felicity is looking for reasons not to get back together with Oliver, then we all just have to accept that. Forcing things won’t do it any good.
    Diggle: So you want them to stay broken up.
    Laurel: I’m not saying they can’t find each other again, just right now is not the right time. I want them to be happy, whether that’s together or apart.
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Axis Powers Hetalia

The Amazing World of Gumball

  • Most of Gumball and Teri’s classmates in Teri × Gumball: In Between Worlds ship them because they have been hanging out for a few weeks and they showed up at the bus stop together.
    • Yui (Teri's Mother) as well because of how Gumball is making her daughter happy.

Beetlejuice

  • Pops up a few times in Cinderjuice in regards to Beetlejuice and Lydia. Donny, BJ's brother, outright calls himself this in regards to the pairing. He's joined there by Prince Vince and Lydia's friends Prudence and Bertha, and... pretty much everyone who knows them, really.

Bleach

  • Rukia in Getting It Right ships Ichigo and Orihime hard, to the point that she often takes pictures of them being (unknowingly) adorable together and calls it her Ichihime collection.

The Chronicles of Narnia

  • In The Fledgling Year, many of the girls who are supposed to be Cor’s potential brides don’t bother trying to ingratiate themselves—not because they don’t like him, but because it’s obvious to everyone but him that he’s in love with Aravis. Hana particularly outright says that it’s ridiculous to think of anyone but Aravis marrying Cor, and periodically gives her advice on their relationship.
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Crossover

  • In the Jackie Chan Adventures and Teen Titans crossover fanfiction A Shadow of the Titans, due to his Insane Troll Logic about romance, Gadjo ships Robin/Raven.
  • Several examples for three different couples in Children of Time:
    • In her first appearance, Beth believes in the Doctor's love for Rose Tyler and uses it to help bring the Doctor back to himself.
    • Later on, Beth is an all-out shipper for Watson and Sally, realizing that Sally is the mysterious second Mrs. Watson of the Sherlockian Canon and thinking of the newlyweds as the cutest thing ever.
    • Sally, in turn, fully supports Beth in her love for Holmes and practically squees when she sees the two of them married and simply acting like newlyweds.
    • The Doctor ships both Watson/Sally and Holmes/Beth, although he's more active in encouraging the latter.
  • In the Fairy Tail and One Piece crossover The Dragon That Will Pierce the Heavens, Nami proves to be one of these for Hikari and Zoro, often teasing the former about her close relationship with the swordsman and, in the Drum Island Arc, pointing out to Zoro how much Hikari means to him.
  • Played for Laughs in Fly Free, where Sakura is convinced that Robin and Kakashi are meant for each other. Other characters, including Ino, Naruto, and Sasuke are convinced by the 'proof' that Sakura shows them.
  • In Kyon: Big Damn Hero, Kyon's parents want to ship him with Tsuruya via Arranged Marriage.
  • Equestrylvania: Scootaloo ships Rainbow Dash and Shatterstorm. Dash is... surprised by this, to say the least. And then annoyed when Spitfire later gets in on the act.
  • In Project Ignition, Llad and Lunaterisa happen to be this to Adler and Selene. To be fair, everyone sorta does.
  • In The Bank Called, Your Reality Check Bounced, Tamaki gets all the members of the Ouran High School Host Club to help him get Edward Elric to admit his feelings for Winry Rockbell. This is after being told that he's not allowed to actively ship Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye because of fraternization laws.
  • In Game of Touhou, Ser Shou Toramaru tries to approach her both squires, Nazrin and Jaime, into getting closer, teasing them whenever she can.
  • The Bridge:
    • Princess Celestia tries to nudge Godzilla Junior (who's been transformed into a Unicorn), and Princess Luna together.
    • Megalon gets happy and asks when's the wedding when Mane-iac hits on Gigan.
    • Sonata Dusk gets a big grin when she notices Aria Blaze and Monster X are now a couple.
  • In Thousand Shinji:
    • Misato shipped Shinji and Asuka and tried to help them to get together.
    • Shinji also shipped his friend Touji with Hikari.
  • Misato shipped Shinji/Asuka in Children of an Elder God. In a scene she asks if they’re making out, and when they deny it, she pouts.
  • Last Child of Krypton: Misato shipped Shinji and Asuka even before both teenagers met. When she and Shinji were going to pick Asuka up from the airport she talked at length about Asuka, assurring Shinji that he'd like her a lot.
  • In Beyond the Outer Gate Lies..., a crossover between The Dresden Files and High School D×D, Lash strongly supports Harry in romancing both Sona and Tsubasa, gleefully encouraging him to start a harem. This gets even worse in a continuation fic by a different author that adds Reya and Serafall to the mix. Harry himself is romantically interested in all the girls, but is hampered both by his mental age (he arrived in the Dxd world in a teenage body but retains his original mind from when he was well into his 40's) and his previous relationship history.
    • Later chapters of the continuation fic implies that the Winter Mantle also pushes for Harry to hook up with the girls, despite not technically being a person of its own.
  • In Child of the Storm, several characters (such as the Avengers and Jean-Paul) ship Harry Potter/Thorson and Carol Danvers, since literally Everyone Can See It - seriously, everyone, even random supervillains. They end up getting together in chapter 46 of the sequel.
    • Harry himself later plays matchmaker for Diana and Ginny, after noting a mutual attraction between them and figuring it'd be healthy for both of them to give it a try.
  • Code Geass: Paladins of Voltron: It's subtle, but Chapter 12 implies Milly is aware of the attraction between Lelouch and Kallen.
  • The Many Dates of Danny Fenton: Danny will meet someone, usually connected to one of his dates, who thinks he and the girl in question are a perfect couple.
    • Salem the cat seems to approve of Danny and Sabrina Spellman.
    • After learning that Jen Masterson and Danny pranked Dash with garbage at the hockey game, Tucker seems to approve of her.
    • Suga Mama seems to be shipping Danny with her granddaughter Penny Proud.
    • Comically, it seems that the Warner siblings ship Danny with Katie.
    • Danny and Kim Possible in the alternate ending where they hook up have both of their families supportive of them.
    • During the "Snippets", Bob and Helen are accepting of their daughter Violet Parr and Danny being a couple after both teens reveal their powers to each other, since it means she's dating a fellow superhero.
    • Martin Mystery, in the "Snippets" is this for Diana and Danny. Diana was shocked to learn Danny wasn't exactly a normal person, but Martin, who is also a Danny Phantom fan, reminded her that Danny is still a good guy who uses his powers to help people.
  • A Possible Encounter for a Phantom: Danny Fenton has a massive crush on Kim Possible and people who become aware of their friendship/budding interest in one another voices their opinion.
    • Jazz quickly ships them both. When Kim has to kiss Danny to break him free of a spell, she's ecstatic.
    • Danielle came to Kim for help because she thought she was Danny's girlfriend. She thinks they should go on patrol together so that it'd be a date.
    • Jim and Tim seem to like their sister being with Danny, since they like the idea of their brother-in-law being a superhero.
  • Universe Falls has a number of examples, usually revolving around self-proclaimed matchmaker Mabel:
    • Mabel seems to want to see Steven and Connie as a couple, warning Dipper not to "ruin the moment" when Steven and Connie have an Almost Kiss in "An Indirect Kiss".
    • Mabel likes to tease Dipper about his budding crush on Pacifica Northwest, and she and Steven team up to try and get the two together in "Mismatched Making".
    • Mabel is enthusiastic about the possibility of Lapis Lazuli and Peridot getting together in "Same Old World", mostly because she wants more entries to her list of "Cutest Gem Couples" besides Ruby and Sapphire.

Death Note

  • Story of the Century has Misa—and to a far lesser extent, Watari—regarding L and Original Character Erin. Misa (before getting her memories back and returning to her role as the Second Kira) teases Erin about the possibility that L might like her, and even has Erin accompany her on her dates with Light while he and L are chained together, ostensibly so things aren't as awkward if they're double-dates, but also in hopes that something will happen between them. However, it's not clear whether she genuinely wanted Erin and L to hook up for their own happiness's sake, or if she just wanted to use Erin to distract L so she could spend better quality time with Light. It's implied that it's more the latter. Either way, depending on how you view the story's ultimate outcome after she and Light regain their memories, her ploy either has Gone Horribly Wrong or Gone Horribly Right for her and Light.
    • As for Watari, he's implied (mostly in supplementary material) to have shades of this himself. However, unlike Misa he never says anything about it nor does he act on it, chiefly because A) L doesn't need the distraction, especially not while he's working on the most dangerous case he's ever taken up, and B) he figured nothing would have come out of it anyway just because of how L is. He prefers to leave it to L to ultimately make his own choices. He doesn't live to see for himself, but he was right.
  • In Welcome To The Family Ryuk is convinced that Light and L's manipulative game is an elaborate human mating ritual and badgers Light about when he's going to propose to L.

Digimon

Doctor Who

  • In Epistolary: The Fifty Years Before You Were Born, River Song recalls in one chapter her efforts to get Amy and Rory together as teens. Justified in her case, as she would never have existed if they didn't get together.
    "Do you know how many tires I had to slash, how many boys I had to threaten, how many dates I had to turn down just to make the way clear for the two of you to finally see each other for what you were? Half the fights I got into at school in some way involved you lot. But that's ok, that's what I wanted. The two of you belong together and not just because it was necessary to maintain the timeline, complete the paradox and create me, but because you truly love each other."

Dragon Age

  • In Shadow And Rose, Leliana is a confirmed Alistair/Warden shipper from a very early point in the story. Wynne eventually joins her in this; most of the others just sort of roll their eyes.
  • A lot of the background characters are this for the two main pairings in All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird, with Varric and Dorian leading the shipping squad. The two main characters also very much ship one another with their respective love interests. It's implied that Dorian ships Varric and Bethany from practically the moment the latter arrives in Skyhold, although nobody seems to know exactly what's going on there.
  • In Age Of Dragons, Lenore Amell is this for most of her friends. Later, Lenore and Dorian bond over how adorable they think Cullen and the Inquisitor are together. Isabela is a dedicated Hawke/Fenris shipper, though she often playfully ships herself into their relationship.
  • A recurring theme in the Skyhold Academy Yearbook series, with pretty much everyone shipping the official couples. The student body in general is (in the words of the authors) "a Greek chorus of squee" when it comes to the love lives of their teachers.
  • Several instances are found in Beyond Heroes: Of Sunshine and Red Lyrium. Dorian leads the shipping squad regarding the main pairing of Varric and Bethany; it's unclear how many people are with him on this but it's more or less considered a Foregone Conclusion by many. In addition to this, Varric and Bethany themselves both like the idea of Professor Kenric and Scout Harding getting together, and Bethany fervently hopes that her brother Carver's longtime crush on Merrill will eventually bear fruit. Somewhat averted with Dorian and the Iron Bull, as Varric is completely shocked when he realizes they're together; he doesn't object to it, he's just baffled that he never noticed their attraction.

Ed, Edd n Eddy

  • Nathan Kedd Goldberg (or Nat), an OC created by C2ndy2cid, has been adopted by the Tumblr fandom as the captain of the Kevedd ship... with fairly good reason.

Fallout

  • In the Fallout 3 fan fiction Trouble, Johnny Saint the legendary vault dweller can see the chemistry between Harkness and Butch, and casually offers Harkness advice on how to deal with Butch's emotions.

Final Fantasy

Fire Emblem Awakening

  • Lissa and Sumia support Frederick/Robin after realizing the two are spending a lot of time together in Pretender. Justified in Sumia's case, because she knows that Robin has feelings for her husband Chrom and hopes that if Robin moves on, Chrom will stop being obsessed with Robin.
  • Lucina Reacts: Everyone, for everyone - or rather, almost everyone for almost everyone. For specifics:
    • Almost everyone for Lucina and Robin, although Sumia and Reflet are the primary shippers apart from the Cabal. Sumia's true motive is revealed, while Reflet's is far more altruistic.
    • The Justice Cabal drives most of the shipping. Their primary targets are the above Lucina and Robin, Lon'qu and Cordelia (although they were revealed to have been an Official Couple long before the story began) and Gangrel and Emmeryn.
    • Reflet's a special case: she ships the ships that would make both participants happy, due to wanting everyone to be happy.
    • Morgan and Sumia ship Robin with Lucina. Morgan also ships several other couples, including Lon'qu and Cordelia, and seems to be aiming to ship everyone with everyone at some point.

Fullmetal Alchemist

  • Pretty much everyone in the Elemental Chess Trilogy is a Shipper on Deck for Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye, though probably no one more than Grumman. Flashbacks in the second story and several incidents in the prequel indicate that the shipping has been happening for years.

Harry Potter

The Haunted Mansion

Homestuck

  • Lereal Belsai, the Sufferist leader in Hivefled, was horrified to find that Nepeta broke up with Karkat when her kismesissitude with his best friend Sollux got in the way, as he thought they would follow in the footsteps of their respective ancestors. Nepeta, the Homestuck canon's resident Shipper On Deck, is horrified by his idea of her and Karkat being in a relationship which transcends the quadrants; not only does she not want to be left without her kismesis and moirail, but it would make her own shipping wall a lot more boring. Gamzee, meanwhile, becomes a Shipper On Deck for Feferi and Sollux's moirallegiance, fearing that he will be stuck with Feferi in a Pair the Spares situation and repeat the relationship of their ancestors. (Their shared ancestors, to be specific. Moirails reproducing is a taboo equivalent to human incestuous reproduction, but Condesce and the Grand Highblood did it anyway.)
  • Nepeta's shipping wall and ways are Deconstructed in Be the Sea Dweller Lowblood, where she's oblivious to Eridan's flushed feelings for her and tries to set him up with his moirail Feferi. This eventually leads to her discovering that she doesn't understand Eridan enough to be a true moirail, while Feferi is not pleased with Nep seemingly trying to steal her moirail away, and just how manipulative and controlling this makes her appear to them.

How to Train Your Dragon

The Hunger Games

  • There are multiple Shippers on Deck in Some Semblance of Meaning: Fen implies that she wishes Vale had been born in District Five so she and Fen's brother Lark could have gotten together, whereas Vale's sister Laurel is shown to be a wholehearted supporter of Vale/Obsidian (and she's not alone).

InuYasha

Kim Possible

  • Many fanfics have the characters (Kim and Ron's parents and the kids in school) be this for Kim and Ron, even before they were an Official Couple. It was also acknowledged that some assumed that they were already a couple beforehand.

Kung Fu Panda

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

The Legend of Zelda

  • In the fanfiction novelization of Hyrule Warriors, everyone, sans Impa, is this for Link and Zelda. Midna is the most vocal; she brings it up to Link, and is later revealed to ship the Link and Zelda of her era.
  • Parallel Legends: In Symphony, after Link and Zelda become a couple, the king gives them his blessing.

Lost Girl

  • In Where The Eyes Of The Old Gods Can't Hope To Find Us, Kenzi (as in the show) ships Dyson/Bo despite Bo dating Lauren. Deconstructed when Lauren calls her on it, by pointing out how that makes her feel. In fact, as Lauren points out, everyone ships Bo with someone other than her. Trick, Kenzi, and of course Dyson himself all want her with Dyson. Hale wants her with a Light Fae, to sway her into joining the Light.
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  • Deconstructed in Perfection is Overrated, in which Bachiko, as well as her accomplice Meiko not only has the opinion that certain characters would be better off with other people, but as a SUE, has the power to make those desired couples a reality.

Medaka Box

  • In World As Myth, Yobuko gets very excited pairing her male classmates together as more than friends.

Love Hina

  • For His Own Sake plays with this a few different ways:
    • Played straight with how Isana supports Nagisa and Keitaro getting together after noting how close they've become.
    • Deconstructed with Mutsumi who wants nothing more than to help Naru and Keitaro hook up. Too bad this means constantly ignoring Keitaro's insistence that he doesn't want anything else to do with the violently abusive Naru. Her continued attempts to 'help' completely destroy their friendship.
    • Rich Bitch Kagura is a rare villainous version: she specifically wants Nagisa and Keitaro to get together so it'll be even more painful for Nagisa to lose him.

Merlin

Miraculous Ladybug

  • In Teaching Lessons, Gabriel Agreste (who in this story is a Secret Secret-Keeper to Adrien and is not Hawk Moth) gives his son advice on how to woo Ladybug.
  • Marinette Dupain-Cheng's Spite Playlist plays this painfully, as Alya and Nino both support the idea of their friends Lila and Adrien getting together... without realizing that Lila is a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who's mainly interested in Adrien as a social tool. So when she forcibly kisses him to stake her claim, both react with excitement, completely missing his horror.
  • Part of Alya's arc in The One to Make It Stay revolves around Deconstructing this type of character:
    • Firstly, she is so eager to see Marinette confess to her crush that she keeps engineering Zany Schemes to help them get together. Not only do these not work (since Status Quo Is God), but they take a toll on Marinette's psyche; each successive failure makes her nervous about trying again and humiliating herself even more. Rather than listening to her friend's concerns, however, Alya perceives this as Marinette simply being too shy to act on her own and needing to be pushed.
      Marinette: "But I don't want to confess to Adrien."
      Alya: "That's exactly my point. Now come on, Adrien is waiting for you."
    • Even when Marinette spells out for her that she's moved on from her crush and has started dating Luka, Alya rejects that reality by suggesting that she's only dating Luka to make Adrien jealous. She quickly follows that up with attempting to arrange a date between Adrien and Lila, making it look as though she's bounced to another ship. In reality, though, this is Alya's attempt to stage an Operation: Jealousy of her own. Knowing that Marinette dislikes Lila, she hopes to spur her into dumping Luka and chasing after Adrien again after seeing him with her 'rival'.
    • Alya also supports LadyNoir, and kicks off a considerable amount of drama when she secretly films one of Chat's Love Confessions and edits the footage to make it appear that Ladybug reciprocated rather than gently turning him down. She then posts the results on her Ladyblog, encouraging Chat to double down on his entitled behavior... and when Ladybug confronts her about it, insists that she didn't do anything wrong.
  • Burning Bridges, Building Confidence also casts this in a bad light. Alya is so eager to see LadyNoir become canon that when she overhears Chat refusing to help unless Ladybug 'admits' that she needs him and agrees to get together, she doesn't see anything wrong with it.
    Good ultimatum, Alya thought. She better do it quick, or else they might get her miraculous.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • In Duel Nature, both Luna and Reinolds can tell that Twilight Sparkle and Bronze Bell are interested each other, and encourage Twilight to do something about it.
  • Earth and Sky: Rarity plays matchmaker for Applejack and Soarin' and Apple Bloom and Pipsqueak, and takes things to almost Chessmaster levels of planning.
  • The Elements of Harmony and the Savior of Worlds: Applejack and Mike actively try and play matchmaker between Fluttershy and Big Macintosh (AJ's actually been trying for years, hampered by Fluttershy's shyness and Big Mac not feeling good enough for her). Granny Smith eventually gets in on the act, complaining that the two of them have been laying it on too thick.
    • Big Mac appears to be this for Caramel (Big Mac, AJ and Applebloom's cousin in the fanfic) and Blues Noteworthy.
  • Rarity, and to a lesser extent Rainbow Dash, decides to help things along between Fluttershy and Pencil Pusher in Flash Fog.
  • Spike becomes this in parts of It Takes a Village, first prodding Fluttershy and Big Macintosh together. In the epilogue he's finding a new date for Rarity and also working on getting together Pinkie Pie and Caramel.
  • In Magnetism, Rarity apparently starts shipping Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash after hearing about their awkward bath together.
    • Apparently is replaced with blatantly in the last chapter when she and Pinkie try to erect a banner with Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash's face with a heart between them outside the Golden Oaks Library. Applejack, however, talks them into taking it down before either shipped pony can see it.
  • In The Melting Pot, a good part of the action is set off by Pinkie Pie telling Lyra and Bon-Bon they make a cute couple just before going on a trip. In the final chapter, Pinkie turns out to be subtly setting up several budding romances between background characters from the show.
  • It's shown during Shining Armor's flashback arc in the Pony POV Series that Cadence's hoofmaidens and at least some of Shining's squadmates shipped the two of them prior to their getting together. And they weren't subtle about it. At all.
    • Shining and Cadence themselves both get their own, more mild, examples of this — Cadence is working with the hoofmaidens to set up Private Running Gag and Private Garnet Chambers, while Shining has said on a couple of occasions that Captive Audience is the stallion he feels would be the best match for Twilight.
  • Pinkie Pie ships Rainbow Dash and Sunny Breeze in Racer and the Geek
  • Shipping and Handling's basic plot is that, currently employed as a matchmaker, Derpy Hooves has to play Shipper on Deck for each of her assignments (with her first being Spike asking for an excuse for private time with Rarity).
  • Taken up to eleven in with Rarity in the fanfic Shipping Goggles. Rarity apparently has a pair of the eponymous goggles welded to her head, as even the most innocent of interactions is treated as prime shipping fuel by the white unicorn, much to the frustration of Twilight, who can see Rarity shipping their friends.
  • In the Ponies Of Olympus series, as revealed in Atlas Strongest Tournament, Sweetie Belle ships Spike with her sister, while Apple Bloom ships him with Scootaloo.
  • The Nuptialverse: A Running Gag in Families is that Pinkie Pie is convinced that Applejack and Twilight are in denial about their true feelings for each other.
  • Cadance tends to do this in Diaries of a Madman, much to Navarone's frustration.
  • In RealityCheck's Nyxverse, Nyx (and all of Twilight's friends) are this for her and Ink Spot. And then it turns out that Celestia engineered their meeting, because she remembered that Ink Spot is Twilight's type.
  • Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy for Applejack and Rainbow Dash in Morning Glory. They slip them the Apples' "honeymoon cider" which was meant for Fluttershy, not that she needed it.
  • Parodied in Tealove's Steamy Adventure. Big Jim the cave troll captures the ponies and treats them like toys. This includes shouting "SHIP PONAYS!" as he picks up Tealove and Snowcatcher, then tries to make them kiss. The other pony, Libra (who's not entirely right in the head), immediately agrees that they have such great chemistry together.
  • This is the entire premise of the fanmade card game Twilight Sparkle's Secret Shipfic Folder. There's also an expansion pack which makes Discord the author instead.
  • The Pieces Lie Where They Fell:
    • In the sequel Picking Up the Pieces, Sweet Surprise recognizes that Gentle Step has feelings for Memorizing Gaze that run deeper than friendship, and is in favor of the relationship. In chapter 12, Page Turner also informs Memorizing that she fully supports them. Memorizing's brothers are also in favor when they find out.
    • In the first omake chapter, Reel fully supports Gentle Step/Memorizing Gaze as a couple.
  • In The Apprentice, the Student, and the Charlatan:
    • Princess Celestia shows she is well aware of how many ponies who had the titles "Faithful Student" and "Night Apprentice" ended up in lasting romantic relationships, and implies she may or may not have paired two ponies she thought would make a good couple in the past.
    • Trixie, who is The Not-Love Interest to Nova, is quite supportive of Nova and Twilight ending up together, though her method is usually rather antagonistic.
  • Cadance in the The Royal Family blog has had an obsession with shipping ponies that dates back to fillyhood.
  • The My Little Pony: Equestria Girls fic Everyone Ships Twilight is based around this - Twilight admits to her family that she's gay, which they'd already figured out, and that she's dating Rainbow Dash. Then she finds out they and a few others all shipped her with people other than her actual girlfriend (the exception was Vice-Principal Luna, who'd actually seen Rainbow asking Twilight out). Specifically:
    • Night Light thought she was with Applejack.
    • Twilight Velvet thought she was with Fluttershy.
    • Shining Armor had money on Pinkie.
    • Cadance figured on Sunset.
    • Principal Celestia thought she was with Rarity.
      • In the final chapter, Twilight finds out her friends all had their own ideas:
    • Sunset, before she knew Twilight preferred girls, shipped her with Flash Sentry.
    • Applejack thought Indigo Zap from Crystal Prep had a thing for Twilight. Twilight points out that Indigo's straight and has a boyfriend.
    • Pinkie doesn't exactly ship it and recognizes that it's really more of a sisterly relationship, but she thinks it's sweet how Cadance treats Twilight. Twilight informs her that while she can understand how Pinkie might think that way, Cadance is with Twilight's brother Shining Armor.
    • Fluttershy thinks the two Twilights would make a good couple.
    • Rarity ships everyone, Twilight included, with herself.
  • The Flash Sentry Chronicles:
    • Princess Cadance has been trying to get Flash and Twilight together for years.
    • Once Rainbow's mom, Windy Whistles, meets Soarin and realizes how close he and Rainbow are she becomes ecstatic at her daughter dating a Wonderbolt and even begins fantasizing about their wedding, much to Rainbow's embarrassment.
  • Sunsplit Saga: In Sunshipped, Sunset Shimmer visits Equestria to ask Starlight Glimmer a question:
    "Hey, Glimglim—can I call you Glimglim? I've got a serious important question for you. Why aren't you snogging Sunburst yet?".
  • Quite literally in The Meaning Of Harmony, as the Mane Five reveal that they know about the attraction between Sunset and Twilight and support it wholeheartedly, while on the deck of a boat as they head over to the Forge in Hippocampus Bay.

Naruto

  • In Naruto Veangance Revelaitons, an odd variant of this happens when Ronan's girlfriend Sakura, meets Atni for the first time (While Sakura was dead after being killed by the Council, Ronan met Atni and had sex with her several times).
    Sakura: OMG WHO IS DIS WHOT BITCH CAN U FUK HER/"
  • Tsunade and Hanabi ship NaruHina in A Growing Affection. Tsunade offers to train Naruto and Hinata together, partly to help them get stronger, but also to give them a reason to spend time together. Hanabi is more than willing to run interference for Hinata with their family, at least until she gets angry at Naruto for an unrelated incident.
  • Kushina in New Chance. Considering how when she died she became a ghost that hovered around Naruto until Time Travel and a resurrection happened, she tries to make him happy and thusly ships Naru Hina. To an unhealthy degree. If Minato wasn't around reminding her the two are only 12 and stopping some of her more blatant or outlandish attempts to get them together, she'd be giving both a Shotgun Wedding.
  • Quite a few for different pairings in Kitsune no Ken: Fist of the Fox:
    • Ino actively ships Naruto and Hinata, even playing The Matchmaker to get the two of them together. Kabuto and Sasuke likewise approve of the two becoming an item, with Kabuto setting things up so Naruto and Hinata will dance together at the Hyuga family's annual ball, and Sasuke remarking, on seeing them dancing, that they look good together.
    • Both Hinata and Minato pair Yugito with Itachi; Hinata says at one point that she'd like to be the maid of honor at their wedding, and Minato frequently drops hints that Itachi should pursue Yugito.
    • Itachi seems to approve of Sasuke being with Sakura, at one point suggesting to his brother to ask the pink-haired girl out.
    • Lee enthusiastically ships Neji and Tenten, even despite Neji's loud protests that Tenten is only a classmate.
  • Of The River And The Sea has the Mumei, who are quite invested in the relationships between the Kiri no Kaijuu and how it will pan out. Beyond that, Haku ships Zabuza/Ryuishi because they're basically his parents, Itachi - by Word of God - ships Kisame/Ryuishi because they were the only ones to have sympathy for him after the massacre, Sakura ships Kakashi/Ryuishi because she thinks it's so romantic and Hanako ships Zabuza/Kisame because she outright worships Ryuishi and doesn't believe in Divine Date.
    • On a more serious note, the Hidden Mist would like to use Ryuishi's political, social and economical influence and power, which could be attained by marrying her to a high-ranking, loyal Kiri operative. Such as Zabuza - one of the Seven Swordsmen - who happened to be very close with Ryuishi.
  • Son of the Sannin:
    • Shizune quickly picks up that Hinata has a crush on Naruto, so she gives her a little push to get the two to play together on a swing and become friends.
    • Kaida and Hagane yell at Naruto to not hurt Hinata too much during their match in the Chunnin Exam finals or else she won't marry him.
    • Hinata's mother also picks up on how much her daughter tries to impress Naruto, and encourages her to continue doing so. She also notices that Neji has seem to have taken a liking to Karin.
    • Hanabi is very supportive of her sister's relationship with Naruto, something she makes it very clear to Toneri when she faces him.
    • Both Kiba and Tamaki give Shino a thumbs up when he starts developing feelings for Fu. In turn, they are shipped by Hinata and Haku.
    • Hashirama, of all people, is all too happy to welcome Shisui to his family.
    • By Chapter 72, Ino regularly brings Sai to train with her team, and Shikamaru and Choji already consider them a couple.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • A Crown of Stars: A good number of characters ship Shinji and Asuka together.
    • Their Avaloni allies and friends (including the freaking God Emperors of the place) spent a bunch of chapters encouraging them to get over their fears and traumas and trying to get together.
    • The returned members of the Evangelion cast (Misato, Kaji, Hikaru, Touji...) were happy to see them together.
    • When they met Rei and Kaworu the latter smiled when he saw Shinji and Asuka holding hands. The former... not so much.
  • Advice and Trust:
    • Misato shipped Shinji and Asuka together (the fic started as an one-shot story where Misato encouraged Shinji to win Asuka over and gave him tips). Kaji also ships them together. The hilarious part is how Shinji and Asuka are now acting as they used to and leaving them to just assume that the pilots are still deep in the Belligerent Sexual Tension phase, when they are in fact very together.
    • Rei turns this Up to Eleven. To her, Shinji and Asuka's romance is the single most beautiful thing in the world, and she would do anything to make sure that they can be happy together. Merely implying that you might be a threat to that is a Berserk Button for her (as Kaworu quickly found out).
    • Shinji and Asuka also ship their best friends Touji and Hikari. And after getting over her crush (in part thanks to Shinji), Asuka encouraged Misato to going out with Kaji. And then the two of them toy around with the idea of shipping Rei with Kaworu (after making sure that he isn't a SEELE spy).
  • Evangelion 303:
  • Ghosts of Evangelion: Misato ships Shinji and Asuka together. After they get together she organizes trips for them and sometimes she asks when they will get married.
  • HERZ: Rei supported Shinji/Asuka and made sure that they got together and became happy.
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide:
    • Hikari ships Shinji and Asuka together.
    • Misato also ships Shinji and Asuka, although she'd settle for them learning how to get along well.
  • Nobody Dies: Rei was apparently shipping Shinji/Asuka ten years before the three of them even met each other. She also somehow hooked up Toji and Hikari during the unseen Third Angel fight, and now claims to be shipping Shinji/Asuka's and Toji/Hikari's hypothetical future children. This seems to be a universal trait among the Ree (they all ship Shinji/Asuka, except Zyuu, who wants Shinji for herself), and Lilith herself seems to ship everyone/everyone as part of her desire for babies.
  • Once More with Feeling: Shinji tries -and manages- to hook up Touji and Hikari. He also tries to set Rei up with Kensuke. Kaji also gives tips to Shinji for winning Asuka over. In addition to these straight examples, there's an interesting inversion: Obviously Shinji is not against Kaji and Misato hooking up, but after telling Kaji how his death left Misato devastated in the original timeline, Kaji decides to stop flirting with her until the Angels, Gendo and SEELE are defeated and dead.
  • In The Second Try:
    • Misato is a Shinji/Asuka shipper. Ironically she doesn’t know that they already got together.
    • Hikari tries to hint Shinji that Asuka likes him. Ironically she doesn’t know that he’s quite aware of it since he's her husband.
    • Shinji and Asuka ship Touji and Hikari -and played matchmaker for them successfully-, and they secretly ship Misato and Kaji.
  • For a time in Neon Metathesis Evangelion, Asuka shipped Shinji and Rei together, partially because all three have feelings for each other and she wants to solve her dilemma by pairing them up so she can bow out.

Persona

  • In One Year, Hitomi ships Yu Narukami, one of her old friends, with her best friend, Sakura Takahashi, to the point at which this is one reason Hitomi doesn't go after him herself, the other being that she's in an Arranged Marriage. Unfortunately for Hitomi, Yu fell in love with Yukiko while he was in Inaba, and so has to turn down everyone else.

Pokémon

  • Lilia from the remakes of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire returns in Dating A Team Magma Grunt and is introduced by Brendan to his girlfriend. While it is tame at first, and she admits her plan to get the Magma and Aqua Grunts to compete in a competition for Brendan was more out of hosting a contest with more participants rather than shipping him with a specific girl, she's clearly loving the moment he and the Magma Grunt share their first kiss.
  • All over the place in Pokémon Reset Bloodlines:
    • Ash's Pikachu apparently ships his trainer with Serena, given his reaction to finding out that he actually kept in contact with her this time around. The sidestory focused on their first meeting shows that Ash and Serena's respective mothers approve of them becoming close, and Gary quickly picks up that Serena is smitten with Ash.
    • Misty's Psyduck frequently encourages her to "mate" with Ash, and her Gyarados later agrees. Several characters, like the Team Rocket trio, Paul and Giselle assumed that Misty was Ash's girlfriend upon seeing them together. Meanwhile, Iris admits to be attracted to Ash, but she makes it clear she wouldn't mind sharing him with Misty, and is shown to be quite happy when they share romantic moments.
    • In the Arnold Interlude side story, Arnold's mom Anna is quick to see Laila as a potential daughter-in-law.
    • At the end of the Jeanette Interlude, A.J's Sandslash and Jeanette's Bellsprout quickly pick up their trainers have become attracted to one another, and agree to help them get together during a special occasion during Valentine's Day or Christmas.
  • Taro, Lucille's talking doll in Tales of Faith, loves shipping the members of the Crystal Bearers together, much to their embarrassment(or annoyance). He ships Luca/Vanille, Arturo/Natalia, Cress/Irvine, and even he could see the slightly blossoming relationship of Elazul/Marian after meeting the two. He ships Luca/Vanille the most that throughout the final arc, he enjoys watching them squirm and blush.

Power Rangers

  • This is pretty much the entire point of Of Love and Bunnies. All of the original Power Rangers and, eventually, all of the Rangers want Tommy and Kim to get back together.
  • Practically everyone in Power Rangers GPX ships Red Ranger Sean and Yellow Ranger Maria (except for Pink Ranger Hitomi). They (Sean and Maria) eventually get together. Maria in turn, ships Gold Ranger Ritchie and his Love Interest Janet Redwater and former antagonists-turned good guys Arquen and Eruvanda, who are already in a relationship.

Rango

  • Eventually in Old West, Priscilla asks Teddy if his mother Grace is going to be married to Rattlesnake Jake. Having never had a father for his entire life, the boy finds himself liking the idea of his loving mother and the outlaw he admires together and starts getting ideas for how to make that happen.

RWBY

  • A blogger rewrote Can You Feel The Love Tonight from a shipper's perspective- specifically, that of Nora Valkyrie as she spies on Jaune and Pyrrha.
    The sweet caress of twilight
    There’s magic everywhere
    And with all this romantic atmosphere-
    God, why don’t they just kiss?!
  • As of the show's second volume, it is now canon that Nora ships Jaune/Pyrrha.
  • Trials of a Workaholic features Yang and Blake shipping, with rather more vehemence than most examples.
    "PYRRHA'S SMOKIN’ HOT AND SHE’S IN NOTHIN’ BUT BOXERS AND A TANK TOP." Yang crowed as Blake wolf-whistled. "BOY IS SHE FIIIIIIIIINE."
    "I will kill both of you!” Pyrrha snapped as she covered her phone. “With my bare hands!”
  • RWBY: Reckoning has Blake and Ruby supporting Yang and Darrel's attraction to each other. Blake outright states that the two would make a cute couple.
  • The fic Matchmaking Madness has all of Team RWBY as this for Jaune and Pyrrha; all four of them attempt a Zany Scheme to get the two to hook up. While all of their attempts fail, the two still end up becoming a couple, thanks to the efforts of Cardin, who happens to be this for them as well.
  • Weiss Reacts has Yang for Ruby and Weiss. Due to the events of the Music Festival, the pair becomes a reality as of chapter 72 of Volume 1.
  • Exaggerated in the fic Team RWBY: Master Matchmakers, where Ruby is so hell-bent on getting Jaune and Pyrrha together that she convinces the entire student body to help her.
  • Weiss very much ships Ruby with Aero in Shard and isn't to happy with the failed attempts to push them together during the day at the beach chapter.
  • The RWBY Loops has Ruby react to any ship with glee, so long as it doesn't involve her. It's implied she does this mostly to combat her own loneliness during loops where nobody else is present, and generally avoids causing issues for actual relationships.
  • White Sheep (RWBY): Salem ships Jaune with any female who gets close to him—not generally, but specifically. One chapter has her studying all his potential suitors and coming up with reasons why he should choose each one. Then she decides he can just Marry Them All. Jaune disagrees, and is in a monogamous relationship.

Sonic the Hedgehog

  • "A New Life Era": "The Hacker" is this for his son. He eventually gets his way.

Star Trek

  • Most of the humour in the fic Written in the Stars (in which the Kirks of both realities have been gender flipped) comes from Kirk Prime trying to get her counterpart to hook up with Spock. This is justified in that Kirk Prime and Spock Prime were married in their own reality, and Kirk Prime just wants her counterpart to be happy. She succeeds.
  • The Wrong Reflection has Eleya's family, for her and Gaarra. Note that at this point Eleya and Gaarra are already together, but they're keeping the relationship a secret for legal reasons.
    Kanril Torvo: So, when are you two getting married? (Spit Take from Eleya)
  • Star Trek: Mirror implies that Uhura is this for Kirk and Spock following her apparent break-up with the latter.

Splatoon

  • In Her Fractured Spirit, one of the main characters can just gawk at Pearl and Marina and say that she ships them together. Of course, they are secretly dating however, which she learns a few seconds later.

Supergirl

  • Hellsister Trilogy: Kara ships Clark and Lois and is glad when they finally get married. Kara admitted to Lois she attempted get them together previously.
    Kara: But I finally told Lois about how I'd tried to get her and him together once, without showing my hand, and she cracked up. She said, 'That's just like what he'd do! You're a real member of the family, all right.'

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Total Drama

  • Total Drama Battlegrounds has a couple of examples:
  • In A Codette World Tour, DJ notices Cody and Bridgette's developing feelings for each other and roots for the two of them to get together (as well as occasionally teasing Bridgette about it). Noah also observes Cody's growing crush on Bridgette and even makes a bet with Cody that the two will hook up by the end of the season.
  • A large segment of Noah/Cody stories are about someone, usually Izzy, trying to hook them up.

Transformers

  • In Things We Don't Tell Humans, Optimus Prime is this for Bumblebee and Barricade, and perhaps for Sam and Carly, too. Jazz and Prowl have a whole fleet of shippers, consisting of their son, Jazz’ parents, Ratchet, Optimus and Elita, Megatron, Terratron, and likely more. Prowl, in turn, ships Ratchet and Wheeljack.
  • In the Black Crayons series, Annabelle Lennox is waiting rather impatiently for Ironhide and Chromia to realize they belong together.
  • In Thundercracker's Glory, Glory catches on that Thundercracker and Skywarp's friendship may be something more, and ends up locking them in a closet together until they confess their feelings for each other.

W.I.T.C.H.

  • In Ripples, Queen Weira is shown to constantly be hoping that Phobos and Van will have a Relationship Upgrade, even at one point mentally referring to the latter as her "future daughter-in-law".

X-Men

  • X-Men: The Early Years: Initially the guys all agree Jean is off limits. At the end of the story, though, Hank encourages Scott to tell Jean how he feels.

Others

  • The Gaang Jr. fan-project gives us Yi Lin, a walking riff on the Avatar fandom's shipping community. She's obsessed with other people's love lives and hides all her collected "Proof" in a book supposedly about...well, ships. She's a Tyzula fangirl in particular, although she can't get other people to see it (and if they ever do see it, they're not going to tell her since it would just make her harder to live with). Fittingly, she refuses to see that there's something going on between Irah and Hayoda.
  • In the Axis Powers Hetalia/Ace Attorney crossover Turnabout Hero, Hungary seems interested in shipping Edgeworth and Phoenix. At one point, she even snaps a picture of them sitting together and thinks it's cute. Given that it's Hungary, no ones surprised.
  • In the Ranma ½ Elsewhere Fic Boy Scouts ½, Kirstin Porter ships her older sister Sarah with Matthew Atanian, who holds unrequited affection for her.
  • In the Hey Arnold! fanfiction Oh Rhonda, Phoebe and Nadine like the idea of Rhonda having a crush on Arnold and try to push them together as best as they could. Likewise, Rhonda and Nadine ship Phoebe with Gerald.
  • In the Soulsborne note  crossover comedy fic Hotspring Souls!, Solaire is one for the Chosen Undead/Rhea of Thorolund. The Slayer of Demons ships them as well.
  • In this The Most Popular Girls in School fanfic, Date, Trisha ships Mackenzie/Brittnay.
  • It's not the Raptor DNA has Elise the Indominus Rex nudging Kindly Vet Jackie towards Lowery as best as she can manage for being a giant dinosaur. She succeeds, and the two humans hit off rather well.
  • As of Chapter 22 of Infinity, Amaterasu is a supporter of Susanoo/Fate. Neither of them were terribly happy about it.
  • In all knights are gallant and all maids are beautiful, Tyrion very much ships his sister Jaime with Ser Bryn of Tarth, because he's a Knight In Shining Armour who will give her the love and respect she deserves.
  • A number of Supernatural romance fics involve some character or characters shipping Dean and Castiel, usually making active attempts to get them together while considering them clueless about the true nature of their relationship. The culprit is often Sam, although Gabriel is probably the second-most common offender. Such fics also frequently upgrade the show's liberal use of Ho Yay moments to Everyone Can See It.
  • In Infinity Crisis, Pietro acknowledges that the Vision makes Wanda happy, but warns him that he will leave the android back in a toolbox if he hurts her.
  • blue like a prison, a kiss and a dream has Jaime's sentient armor shipping him with Bart Allen, blatantly wondering why they haven't mated yet. Poor Jaime objects again and again to mating on the grounds that Bart is only thirteen.
  • Danny Phantom Stranded: Danny and Star's budding attraction gets acknowledged and accepted by a few.
    • Despite her own feelings for Danny, Valerie thinks they'd be good together.
    • Star's father has a subtle approval of how close his daughter is getting with Danny Fenton, since he's much nicer than her old friends.
    • Cujo overhears Star admitting she has feelings for Danny and is happy to hear his favorite person in two worlds has an admirer.
    • Upon meeting Star, Frostbite likes that she's more amiable than Sam and that she'd make a good mate for Danny.

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