a romantic pairing of two characters who appear in a work of (serial) fiction, esp. one which is discussed, portrayed, or advocated by fans rather than depicted in the original work; (also) fans who support a particular pairing, considered collectively
If CC&Co suddenly changed their minds and wrote a ’ship into the show, I wouldn’t run to my room and pout.
Hard core fans debate which characters will end up romantically linked. They call their rival camps ‘ships’, for relationships, and some partisan Web sites denounce or ban advocates of rival ‘ships’.
Of all the ships in the Harry Potter fandom, Harry/Draco is probably one of the oldest and largest.
While the rest of the Harry Potter fandom argue over Harry X Hermione or Ron X Hermione ships, I sit here with my [one true pairing] Dramione and not giving a damn.
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