It might be election season in America, but here at Hypable we couldn’t help thinking about who we would really love to vote for. That’s right – fandom pairs and fandom posters. So who will be getting your vote?

Regardless of political affiliation, we can all unite behind our favourite fandoms. Forget American politics, the real questions are – could the Hulk ever be elected? Is it improper to vote for a husband and wife team? And what about a candidate who can’t even confirm his own running mate – a cool and calculated move, or just plain disorganized?

Choose your candidates, cast your vote, and then share the poster to show your fandom allegiance. Which fandom will win the real victory this election season?

‘Avengers’ ticket: Tony Stark/Bruce Banner

Iron Man

Stark and Banner have decided it’s time to get angry about the problems faced by today’s society. Worried about economic issues, social divisions, and the unfortunate inter-galactic aliens that seem to beset New York City? Once this political beast is unleashed, you can consider all of your problems solved. Plus they both get bonus points for being geniuses.

As expected, campaigning on their behalf will be Captain America and Thor. And there is little chance of this duo losing, with Black Widow and Hawkeye set to stuff ballot boxes across the world. But this bromance is happy to encourage a little friendly competition, safe in the knowledge that they can outsmart, outfly, outbuy, and outHulk any of their opponents. Not that they would stoop to such measures unless, you know, they were losing.

‘Game of Thrones’ ticket: Tyrion Lannister/Jon Snow

Game of Thrones

The odd couple of politics, Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow are campaigning on behalf of outsiders and outcasts everywhere. Unless you happen to be the incestuous product of a brother-sister relationship, with blonde hair and green eyes and named Joffrey, you’ll be supported and protected by this pair (if you do happen to be that incestuous byproduct, best vote for someone else).

An unlikely duo, Lannister and Snow have decided to pool their unique talents and make a run for politics, sure that their firm friendship and plethora of short jokes will be enough to get them over the line. They are unworried about attack ads and negative campaigning, sure that nothing can be said about them that they haven’t said themselves – and confident that as the last resort, a certain Kingslayer will be persuasive enough for potential mudslingers.

‘Once Upon A Time’ ticket: Prince Charming/Snow White

Once Upon a Time

Bound by true love and the desire to save the world from all evil, this husband and wife duo are ready for victory. With talents ranging from amazing horse riding abilities, always finding each other, breaking spells and brilliant archery skills, they will be a formidable foe for any opponent. Together they fight on the side of good, prepared to take on the world as a family.

Don’t be put off by their slight tendency towards split personalities, remember instead that this means they have experienced life in all its many facets – from above and below, as royalty and as thieves. Additionally, they can cater to many minorities – princes, John Doe coma patients who have lost their memories, and people whose children are almost the same age as themselves. This year vote for a world where magic, and true love, is real.

‘Doctor Who’ ticket: The Doctor

Doctor Who

Take the unusual step of voting for a single candidate this election, with no confirmed VP. However, we are sure you can expect a veritable revolving door of running mates, if his companions are anything to judge by. Still, the Doctor is sure he can take care of things by himself, and he never really is alone when he is with the TARDIS. He understands that what we really need is a Doctor – and more interesting food combinations.

The Doctor is advocating a platform of alien integration and ridiculous dancing. He is happy to provide personal references from Cleopatra to Winston Churchill and any number of other alien species – you need only ask, and he will provide. Rumours abound that the Doctor’s original slogan was to be “The Rotmeister,” although he was persuaded to change tactic by a former roommate. Also, he can provide a dinosaur, if that sways the vote at all.

‘Harry Potter’ ticket: Kingsley Shacklebolt/Arthur Weasley

Harry Potter

Fresh off his stint in the Muggle Prime Minister’s office, Shacklebolt has learned many things about politics, including his conviction that he could certainly do a better job. His running mate is none other than family man Arthur Weasley, bringing the neighbourly image to contrast Shacklebolt’s stately style. And boy does he have style.

Both bring credibility to the job, having fought against Voldemort and remained in the Ministry of Magic to rebuild society. Shacklebolt brings the gravitas and style, while Weasley offers the down-to-earth charm that leaves voters feeling as if they really do know him. They trust Shacklebolt with protecting their homes, while just wanting to chat to Weasley about electricity. And honestly, who doesn’t want to see a Weasley (almost) as King in charge?

Graphics created by Joshua Nealey, written by Marama Whyte

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Disney’s released a minute-long clip from Beauty and the Beast, and it’s a great one: Emma Watson performing “Belle.”

Belle skips around town as the townspeople observe the “funny girl” in this uplifting sequence from the movie. You can’t help but get excited for Beauty and the Beast after watching this, and Emma sounds great!

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Disney’s released a minute-long clip from Beauty and the Beast, and it’s a great one: Emma Watson performing “Belle.”

Belle skips around town as the townspeople observe the “funny girl” in this uplifting sequence from the movie. You can’t help but get excited for Beauty and the Beast after watching this, and Emma sounds great!

In related news, the cast and crew kicked off their press tour today in Paris. Disney released the following adorable photo of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken as they start publicizing the movie, which opens in theaters March 17:

Can’t wait to see it!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

Free will and humanity. Sacrifice and love. The nature of reality — and even of life itself. Beneath the plot, surprises, and pain, that’s what’s really going on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spring finale.

That, and the characters who get caught in the middle.

Jed Whedon is Not. Playing. Around.

Executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon is the man behind the pen and the camera in “Self Control,” and he’s there for a reason. Whedon’s first try at the director’s chair on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is operatic, incisive, and perpetually gut-clenching.

Yes, there are lovely and disturbing vistas, an artistry that comes from a deliberate and careful eye. But more important is the unshakable Whedon impulse that animates Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, that builds through the episode like a cresting tide.

You know that unmistakable sense that someone is laughing behind the scenes? Yeah. That’s why Jed Whedon is here.

What’s next?

Well, that’s a very good question. “Self Control” leaves us with a few razor-like possibilities, all of which lead down spiky corridors of questions. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 is here to leave us thirsty for the season’s final seven episodes, and that’s exactly what it does.

Oh, and to answer your next question…

Cliffhanger?

Uh, yes. Cliffhanger.

Oh boy, cliffhanger.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, “Self Control,” airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your top theories for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×15?

Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

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Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

‘Liberty’s Kids’


Liberty’s Kids aired in the early 2000s on PBS. Liberty’s Kids follows three teenagers from varying backgrounds throughout the American Revolution, mentored by Benjamin Franklin. It is geared for children but is still pretty enjoyable for adults. In each episode, the teenagers encounter a significant person or event from the revolution, giving a concise and entertaining history lesson. The show features many important figures throughout the revolution, showing even more presidents than in Hamilton. As one can imagine, Washington is among these.

‘Lincoln’


Lincoln is a 2012, Oscar nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals. Instead of a biopic of Lincoln’s entire life, Lincoln is specifically about his passing of the 13th amendment. Essentially directed between each of his science fiction blockbusters, Spielberg also made many significant historical movies, Lincoln among them. Lincoln not only shows his power as a president, but also humanizes him through an Oscar winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘1776’


Hamilton is not the first musical about American history. Thankfully, though, because this way there are other options, one of which is 1776. Even more conveniently, the musical 1776 was adapted into a movie in the early 1970s. Heavily implied by its name, 1776 is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 1776 definitely has a more classical musical theater vibe than Hamilton. The strange combination of American history and musical theater allows for a humorous yet educational experience. However, as reflective of the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington is not a character in the musical; yet, it obviously includes many other significant historical figures.

‘The West Wing’ or ‘The American President’


Unlike the other items on this list, these two are about fictional presidents. But it would be nice if they were real. Of the many politically charged movies and television shows by Aaron Sorkin, these two are specifically about presidents. If you have the day off and want to attempt to binge watch seven seasons, then you may want to check out The West Wing. The West Wing follows President Bartlet and his staff and advisors during their time in the White House. If you want a movie to help you transition between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day then The American President is worth watching. It is a romantic comedy about President Shepherd, who falls in love with a lobbyist.

How else will you celebrate President’s Day?