Dynamics too - oftentimes certain dynamics had far more chemistry than some of the actual ships
1. Every Doblsey pairing i.e. Stelena, Steferine, Simara
I mean look at them, guys. They’re the definition of chemistry. Paul and Nina inhabit their characters fully whenever they’re together and even in gifs, their vibe is palpable.
2. Bonkai and Bamon
As people should know by now, I think Bamon is a terrible ship but that has nothing to do with the Somergraham chemistry, which is on point and I’ve been asked repeatedly if I think Somergraham has more chemistry than Grahamwood but I think the chemistries are simply different. Bonkai is way more visceral and Bamon is more coy but they’re both palpable.
I legit have to double-check Klefan gifs to see if they’re edited or not because WOW. Like that above gif, IT LOOKS LIKE A LOVER’S QUARREL. Originally, KC was going to be 3 and Klefan was going to be 4 but I honestly think their chemistry outshines Klaroline’s.
I’m pretty sure I have an old vid that’s purely of their gazes. As I think my followers know, I’m indifferent to KC, I don’t ship or not ship them but they have pretty potent chemistry, they look like they get lost in each other’s gazes no matter what they’re doing.
Forwood’s chemistry was really more about comfort, I bought that they would be a couple because they looked comfortable around each other, the way Candice closes her eyes and sort of melds into Michael’s body when they dance, it’s natural, they come across as very natural, they don’t really have a pull or a magnetism or an entrancing type of chemistry but they’re very believable.
I don’t think they scream sex as much as Steferine but they scream sex pretty loudly and I believe it. I just realized that Claire actually licks Paul’s face. Ha.
Y’all can fight me but Candice and Zach actually had really good chemistry and I still think they could’ve worked if the show were interested in expanding their storyline more than they did.
8. Jeremy x Anna
I didn’t pay much attention to them, I don’t even know their ship name, but they were cute and good at being cute.
I know that people generally hate Beremy and I understand why but Kat and Steve had some solid chemistry, the problem was the writing, not that they worked badly together.
They’re not memorable to me but we’re getting to the bottom of the barrel here.
They had solid professional chemistry, I remember I was off-put by them in the beginning but it really looked like the more time Paul and Elizabeth spent together, the more comfortable they got with each other onscreen and they just flowed a lot more easily than Steroline.
They just don’t have it. They just don’t have the comfort or the pull or the spark or the natural vibe, like even when Kat hugs him, her arms are stiff, like they just don’t have it but they do look hot together, I will give them that.
13. Delena and Steroline
You all know why they’re the worst ones.
I didn’t include ships I couldn’t really speak to because I didn’t care enough like Matt and Rebekah or Tyler and Liv or Alaric and Jo.