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Thanks for the ask!
1. What OTPs in your fandom(s) do you just not get?
Quinn x Vette. It’s not among the most popular ships in the fandom, but I’ve seen quite a few people ship it and create content for it. It’s one of the ships that I like the individual characters involved but the idea of them together as a ship gross me out.
Quinn and Vette are not compatible: They dislike each other in canon, not to mention Quinn is a die-hard Imperial who is rather conservative when it comes to Imperial politics, including being approved of slavery, while Vette, with her identity as a non-Force Sensitive Twi’lek girl who is also a former slave, is an underdog in Imperial spaces and thus, she is not compatible with die-hard Imperials.
Quinn and Vette may try to tolerate each other if the Sith Warrior is on good terms with both of them, but the idea of Quinn x Vette as a ship never works for me, even for a crack ship.
2. Are there any popular fandom OTPs you only BroTP?
None I can think of.
3. Have you ever unfollowed someone over a fandom opinion?
Although I have unfollowed people over fandom opinions, it never happened with SWTOR opinions specifically.
4. Do you have a NoTP in your fandom? Are they a popular OTP?
The amount of my NoTPs for SWTOR isn’t small, but for the main ones I would say any ship involving Doc, Pierce or Corso, especially ships that pair them with any woman, since in canon they all have really questionable treatment of women. Female Jedi Knight x Doc, Female Sith Warrior x Pierce and Female Smuggler x Corso all have their own dedicated fanbase in the tumblr SWTOR fandom. By comparison, my other NoTPs, such as Quinn x Vette, have smaller fanbase.
I don’t care for male player x female love interest pairings in SWTOR or any other BioWare game in general, but Male Sith Warrior x Dark Side!Jaesa deserves a special mention for the sheer amount of (cishet) male power fantasy writing in the “romance” arc and DS!Jaesa’s character arc in general. It’s not a popular pairing on tumblr, but it’s very popular in the general SWTOR player base, since there are many dudebros among the general player base.
5. Has fandom ever ruined a pairing for you?
Sith Warrior x Pierce, especially Female Sith Warrior x Pierce.
I could rant forever about how Pierce stans and are among the most unpleasant Quinn haters in the fandom. They act like just because Pierce never betrays the Sith Warrior it makes Pierce a better person than Quinn, and how Pierce is such a “real man” compared to Quinn. Pierce stans love to drag Quinn through the mud but they refuse to acknowledge the unsavoury shit their fave has done (the Lorant thing being the most prominent example), and that their fave is not any more progressive than Quinn when it comes to Imperial politics. The “Female Sith Warrior cheating on Quinn with Pierce/having revenge sex with Pierce” is also one of my most hated SWTOR fanon tropes.
The sheer amount of vitriol the shippers have displayed towards Quinn has completely soured me on this ship, and Pierce himself as well, to the point that I actively hate Pierce, SW x Pierce and Pierce stans.