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22 Queer Non-Canon Ships Worth Losing All Your Sleep Over

So much angst, so much love.

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1. Dean and Cas from Supernatural

The CW

"Honestly, the fact that the show has blatantly teased it for nearly TEN DAMN YEARS and STILL say Dean and Cas are 'just friends' has become insulting to me as a fan of the show. The storyline and chemistry are all there, and while it might have been a ratings risk to make them canon in 2008, it sure as hell isnt now.

Dean and Cas could go down as one of the most epic 'star-crossed lovers' storylines to ever be shown on TV, if the CW would just let it happen already!"

—Danielle Canga, Facebook

"I actually can't even begin to describe Dean and Cas' relationship because its too painful and beautiful. I've gotten a lot of shit from homophobic members of the spn fandom about how I'm delusional for shipping them, or how I'm gross for seeing their love as romantic. Their story literally spans a decade so I can't condense it for this, but I've never felt this strongly for two fictional dudes in love. It's so frustrating but I really think it's leading somewhere soon."

—Amy Branchaud, Facebook

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2. Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

3. Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray from Glee

FOX

"There was so much chemistry and even Ryan Murphy treating this ship poorly and basically openly mocking it in the end didn't change that."

—Tobias Mühlbauer, Facebook

"I've always been a fan of Rachel and Quinn from Glee, but of course, many love triangles could be resolved by the girls ditching the guy to be with each other instead."

—Katie Fairchild, Facebook

4. Remus and Sirius from the Harry Potter series

Warner Bros.

"No one will tell me that Remus and Sirius were not together because they totally were. Their friendship is so much deeper and different, more intimate than just best friends. Not even J.K. Rowling can tell me otherwise (no matter how much she tried with that ridiculous Tonks/Remus thing)."

—Carisa Hatfield, Facebook

5. Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles from Rizzoli & Isles

TNT

"We all know if they had been a male/female partnership they would have been cannon. #Rizzles"

—Alexis Gillmore, Facebook

6. Stiles Stilinski and Derek Hale from Teen Wolf

MTV

"It really is a ship to be reckoned with. People started shipping them within the first couple of episodes, mostly because of Tyler Hoechlin and Dylan O'Brien's chemistry. The ship blossomed and then blew up as we got support from the actors and even Jeff Davis himself. The cast and crew consistently played into it, complimenting all the fans for pairing up such a well done duo, saying it was their favorite ship too, and Jeff hinted several times at Stiles being bisexual."

—Amber Andrews, Facebook

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7. Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Iron Man (Tony Stark) from the Marvel films

Marvel Studios

"Their relationship has so many interesting components. First of all, Tony grew up with his father always telling him incredible stories about Captain America. So, while Tony idolizes Steve, he also feels jealous of him. This makes their relationship complex before they have even met! When they do, there is without a doubt chemistry there (whether you are looking through the lens of Marvel comics or movies) with some understandable tension. They both stand for the same thing, but believe in very different methods."

—Sydney Meve, Facebook

8. Sherlock and John Watson from Sherlock

BBC

"They hinted at it SO MUCH and even had characters in the show flat out say that John was in love with Sherlock. And yet no pay-off. People wonder why there's so much gay fanfiction, but it's because we deal with so much queer-baiting but rarely ever get anything out of it. So, we have to write the endings we want ourselves."

—Amy Reese Gauthier, Facebook

9. Emma and Regina from Once Upon A Time

ABC

"It would've made perfect sense if they ended up together — the evil queen and the savior. They've said multiple times that true love is the most powerful magic of all and swan queen defines that. Together, they managed to create a freaking eclipse?!! Emma also became the dark one to save Regina. They're always saving each other and defining what true love means in the OUAT universe. Also — they're raising a son together. He calls them mom. That's gay."

wellerebba

"It's just...too powerful. They raise a freaking son together for crying out loud! And, it's been proven in-show multiple times that their magic is stronger when combined, almost unstoppable (and the show pushes the idea 'true love is the most powerful magic of all'. So, hello!?)"

—Heather Sisk, Facebook

10. Magneto and Charles (Professor X) from the X-Men series

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"I always said they have something special with the actors from the first movies, but when X-Men: First Class came out I saw it and said 'Oh dear lord, they look like a couple!' The chemistry is essential for a ship."

—Mayuki Ryu, Facebook

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12. Xena and Gabrielle from Xena: Warrior Princess

NBC Universal

"It was my very first queer ship, and it still holds a dear place in my heart. It's wonderful that the actresses have been so open to it, too."

— Heather Sisk, Facebook

13. Enjolras and Grantaire from Les Miserables

Universal Pictures

"Technically they aren't canon, although R is definitely in love with E. Everything, from the way he talks and looks at him to what he says before their deaths. He's so in love."

—Patricia Snyder, Facebook

15. Kara Danvers and Lena Luthor from Supergirl

The CW

"Two strong women who get to ignore their public personas when they're alone together and just support and love each other. It's the perfect pair and it doesn't help my 'Don't be an idiot, it's The CW, they'll never sacrifice a toxic straight white male's relationship for a gay one,' when their chemistry is off the charts too."

—Sarah Piper, Facebook

"They have more chemistry in their left thumbs than Kara has with Mon El...and he's a piece of shit and Kara can do much better."

Ally X

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17. Jade and Tori from Victorious

Nickelodeon

"They were my first wlw ship before I even knew what I was. I'm pretty sure Jori fan fiction was the first wlw fanfiction I ever read too! Hard not to ship them. Also, helps that I had a huuuge crush on Liz Gillies."

penelopereidgarcia

18. Professor Quirrel and He Who Must Not Be Named from A Very Harry Potter Musical

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"QUIRRELMORT!!!! Professor Quirinus Quirrell and Voldemort from Harry Potter, more specifically, A Very Potter Musical. They were never actually a couple, but my best friend and I have always suspected something odd had to happen with Voldemort living on the back of a guy's head. When we watched AVPM, all of our questions and more were answered — making Quirellmort one of our all-time favorite ships."

pricejayda

19. Rey and Jessika Pava from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

20. Peggy Carter and Angie Martinelli from Agent Carter

AMC

"Cartinelli! They were totally vintage gal pals and no one, nor the second season, will ever convince me otherwise."

—Sam Kramer, Facebook

21. Becca and Chloe from Pitch Perfect

Universal Pictures

"Bechloe hands down! They have the most amazing chemistry and act like a couple half of the time anyway."

—Kirsten De Sloover, Facebook

22. Jack Harkness and... well, anyone.

BBC One

"JACK HARKNESS AND ANYTHING!!!! A man, a rock, a time lord...anything.

Jack Harkness from Doctor Who and Torchwood is one of the most universally shippable characters of all ~time~."

semerastyle

Responses have been lightly edited for length and clarity

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