fitofpique replied to your photoset “jumpingpuddles: Stargate Atlantis: The Defiant One”
Oh my gosh! If you ever feel like sharing your ship walkthrough, it is my favourite thing on earth when people do that!!! I think mine are too all over the place for pattern recognition, but I still love trying!
lmao i made a chart
Okay, so the hero in the first column doesn’t have to be an idiot, although their
moral code or attachment to their beloved may make them naïve or reckless.
Likewise, interpret “artist” in the second column broadly: as long
they have an area of breathtaking competency, they fit the bill. The
nature and degree of their badness ranges from “murder” to
“grumpy”; some have badness conferred upon them through no fault of
their own. Although the person in the second column is (or becomes) more marginal
or socially unacceptable, so that their heroism is less likely to be publicly
recognized, they both protect and are protected by their counterpart in the
first column. They save each other.
The Raven Cycle provides a counter-example, in which the ship fitting the id-pattern above (Gansey/Ronan) was supplanted in my heart by a ship featuring two characters from the second column (Adam/Ronan), which just goes to show that the pattern can be disrupted if the writers are good enough (see also Steve/Peggy, featuring two characters from the first column).