Five Ships I Like (that never went anywhere)
It’s normal in fandom to see two characters and think, “Those two could probably make a cute couple.” In canon, they usually don’t play out that way. Content creators want to tell their story. Not fulfill every single fantasy other people have. However, other like minded people can come together and create their own fan art and fan fiction to show everyone else what could have been.
This is not one of those lists.
Instead this list is about the ships and couples that I’ve thought would have been something cool, except I was the only one who thought so (mostly). Not only did these ships go no where in canon, but very few people on the internet (if anyone) also think these are good pairings. This may sound like crack ships to some but they were very possible in their universes. At least I think they were.
5. Lightning Farron x Cid Raines from Final Fantasy XIII
This pairing was almost from desperation. I liked Lightning, but that’s it. She was the only member of the main cast I liked from the first game. CId was the only one who was not only her age but on a similar emotional maturity as Lighting. I have to admit there is maybe two or three pieces of good fan art out there, but it’s all I could find.
4. Avatar Korra x General Iroh from The Legend of Korra
I shipped this for a day, maybe. I was just so frustrated with the Makorra stuff that I wanted Korra to be with someone else, anyone else (except Bolin). Now this was back in Book 1 so no Korrasami for me yet. I found one user on deviantART who did a few great pieces of fan art but that’s as far as I know. Also, he’s a lot older than she is I’m guessing.
3. Auriana x Doug from loliRock
This one is more recent and most disappointing. Doug seems to have a crush on Auriana based on some hints from a few episodes and that they are very chummy together. Maybe if loliRock gets a season three it’ll happen. As for fan work, there is one great AMV and I think one piece of fan art. That’s it though. I really thought more people would see it, but I guess not. Most of the loliRock fandom just argues over who should be with Mephisto. BTW, I couldn’t give any less of a damn about Mephisto. He’s dead for goodness sake.
2. Spider-Man x White Tiger from Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man
Now we’re really getting into the ‘No one gives a shit’ category. Spidey and White Tiger always looked good to me in this show. She seemed more ‘touchy’ with him even though she knew the other guys more. He seemed to count on her more. There was an episode where he accidentally switches bodies with the Hulk and the first person he calls was White Tiger. No fan art because the show isn’t that good, but there is one good fan fic. It’s smutty so I’m not gonna post the link. Find it on your own time, ya perv.
1. Zuko x Ty Lee from Avatar: the Last Airbender
Zuko is one of my favorite characters ever. Like most of my favorite heroes their love interests bore me. You don’t get more bore than Mai. I didn’t start shipping this right away. The idea grew over time. There is one piece of fan art and several crappy fan fics, but no real discussion. Everyone just sorta accepted it as an idea. Nothing more. Plus Izumi exists so it’s kinda moot at this point.
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