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    10 Times Were Burned By Queerbaiting TV And Movie LGBTQ Ships

    The fact that Stucky never became canon is a crime against humanity.

    Over the years, there have been a lot of great ships in film and television.

    Charles and Xavier from the X-Men

    This is called “queerbaiting,” when there is actual evidence within the story for a couple to be queer, but it doesn’t end up happening.

    Queerbaiting "baits" the viewers into watching, in hopes that the relationships will become canon by using romantic tropes and, sometimes, the fans' own theories; but it doesn't end up happening. Keep in mind that this is something totally different from reading too much into a dynamic into a show or movie; that's something that can sometimes be harmful by discrediting what is often an emotional, open friendship. In these cases of queerbaiting, they are not only done with romantic tropes; often, the directors and actors make public comments in support of the ship becoming canon, or even draw on queer theories themselves. This shows that they themselves can see the sparks flying, know how great it would be for queer viewers to see this become canon...but keep it a straight relationship anyway. So, without further ado, here is a list of 10 times viewers hoped to see some LGBTQ+ representation, but got burned.

    1. John and Sherlock (Sherlock)

    2. Steve and Bucky (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

    3. Finn and Poe (Star Wars sequel trilogy)

    4. Emma Swan and Regina Mills (Once Upon A Time)

    5. Geralt and Jaskier (The Witcher)

    6. Sam and Bucky (Marvel Cinematic Universe)

    7. Crowley and Aziraphale (Good Omens)

    8. Betty and Veronica (Riverdale)

    9. Sterek (Teen Wolf)

    10. And lastly, Jedediah and Octavius (Night At The Museum)

    Alright, let us know in the comments below if you felt let down by any of these relationships not coming to fruition.