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Two days ago, we held a poll to see which fandoms are the top 10, according to our readers. You’ve all voted for your favorite fandoms to be included in the next round of BattleShips, so let’s find out which fandoms are going to the next round!

We here at Hypable have decided to undertake the sizable task of finding out which ship (that’s “fictional relationship” to the uninitiated) from a current television show is the most popular!

But rather than just doing a single poll with 10,000 choices, we decided to make it a bit more fun! Thus, BattleShips was born. In this tournament, you will help to slowly narrow down the categories, until one ship is left victorious.

In the first round, you picked the top 10 television fandoms that will go on to the next stage of the tournament. Let’s find out what shows made the cut!

Your top 10 fandoms are…

1. Castle (1,211 Votes)
2. Doctor Who (1,039 Votes)
3. Sherlock (976 Votes)
4. Once Upon A Time (956 Votes)
5. Glee (950 Votes)
6. Teen Wolf (741 Votes)
7. Big Bang Theory (679 Votes)
8. How I Met Your Mother (649 Votes)
9. Game of Thrones (610 Votes)
10. Merlin (585 Votes)

Well, look at that. The top 10 fandoms, as voted by you, are actually a bit surprising! These are going to be the top 10 fandoms going on to the next round, where you will vote for the specific ships in each show. Look out for the polls through-out the next four weeks, and be sure to vote for your OTP!

What’s next?

Well, that’s the easy part! Throughout the next few weeks we will be voting for the individual ships for each television show in the tournament. Because now that the top television series have been found, we need to find the top ship in each fandom.

Very soon, we will begin this second stage of the tournament, so stay alert. For each television series that made it past the preliminaries, there will be one poll, where it will be YOUR task to choose the #1 relationship from that show. That’s right, only one may proceed to the next stage, so choose wisely.

Be sure to keep checking our site, as well as our Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on which fandom is going up next. The top 16 ships (one from each fandom) as chosen by you will go off in a bracket style tournament, and in the end a victor shall emerge triumphant and proud!

…wait, you said 16?

Yes! These polls were so close that we wanted to give the other popular fandoms a shot. There was literally one vote separating Merlin from Supernatural, so we had to include it! And to make the bracket style more even for the later rounds, we decided to go with the top 16 instead of a top 15. Check out the rest of the qualifiers below!

11. Supernatural (584 Votes)
12. The Vampire Diaries (581 Votes)
13. New Girl (545 Votes)
14. Downton Abbey (463 Votes)
15. Avatar (420 Votes)
16. Bones (379 Votes)

We’re going to be doing the shipping battles randomly through-out the week, so you never know when your favorite show’s OTP will be up for their chance in the spotlight. Keep checking, commenting, and voting for your favorite ship!

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    • RickCastle45

      I beleive it’s Caskett :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

    Yayyy 3 of my favorites are in the last 6 you included! This is super exciting. Hypable, you’re the best.

  • antonia31

    Yeah, Downton needs to be in this. Mostly because I think Mary&Matthew are more popular that Downton itself.

  • Kavitha

    Ah I was expecting my top ones to be included so woo, but yay I’m glad Avatar made the cut too!

  • Amanda

    Question… For Game of Thrones, will you guys include relationships that are more prominent in the books, but still present on the show in a more subtle way? I’m thinking stuff like Dany/Jorah and Jaime/Brienne (my two favorite ASoIaF/GoT ships). I suppose Dany/Jorah is more likely to be included, as Jaime and Brienne have had very little screentime so far. :(

    • http://forgiveyourmind.tumblr.com/ Tariq

      That’s a great question. I think that with GoT, we might do a bit of both. The great thing with this battle is that even if you haven’t read all of a book series or seen all of the TV episodes, you can look at a list without worrying about spoilers because you won’t be able to tell what’s fanon and what’s canon. ;)

  • Faile

    Zuko/ Honor BAM

    • Kayla

      YES. Jesus Christ YES

  • chelli3bean

    This is the greatest thing to happen to shipping wars since the Emerson/Melissa/JKR interview in 2006 (I think delusional is STILL taboo word in the HP community)!!! So many ships. So many feels. COME ON PENDRAGONS YOU GOT THIS.

  • Gary65

    No Vampire Diaries :’( And on the say of the S4 premiere too. SHAME ON YOU!!!

    EDIT: Just read the top 16 part. YAY!!!!! Oh Hypable, I bow to your overflowing wisdom. Thank you for sidestepping the stupidity of my fellow users :D

  • Courtney

    Just an idea if Hypable is still planning on doing a movie battleships after this one, but I think it would be a good idea to make it a combined movie and book battleships. Mostly just because I know that a couple of my favourite ships from fandoms like Harry Potter which were originally books are only really shipped by anyone in book form, Harry/Ginny for example so it would be slightly unfair to expect people to vote for the disaster that was movie Harry/Ginny.

    • PotionWillow207

      I was thinking the same thing. Movie ships would have to be different from book ships. I actually switch from ship to ship depending on whether I’m talking about the movie or the book. Twilight and Hunger Games both do that to me. Twilight-the-book, I’m Edward/Bella. The movie, I’m Jacob/Bella. Hunger Games-the-book, I’m Peeta/Katniss. The movie, I’m Gale/Katniss. It all depends on how the actor portrays their character. I wonder what I’m going to think about TMI-the-movie…

      • Elphaba Thropp

        Same here. I can’t stand Harry+Ginny in the movies, but I LOVE them in the books.

  • Emily

    Guys – Caskett are going to kill this competition! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001368411440 Anna Shadid

    I don’t know how to feel about Downton. Is it Matthew/Mary, Sibyll/Branson, Anna/Bates, or Violet/Violet?!

    • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

      hughes/her fancy man? hughes/carson? daisy/william? daisy/thomas? obrien/thomas? anna/poor poor molesley? bates/robert/carson? thomas/mr pamuk? robert/downton abbey? isobelle/the doctor? molesley/mrs. bird? mrs patmore/mrs bird? ethel/nobody? LOL i could go on with this ridiculousness. can’t wait to see what they pick!

      • Elphaba Thropp

        I have shipped Mrs. Hughes and Carson since I first started watching. If they don’t get together by the series finale, I’m going to be very upset.

      • http://twitter.com/summcohen summcohen

        what about branson/matthew? yes, i ship it!

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    i was almost really disappointed with the results of fandom choosing. thanks god for sweet 16!! good to see Downton Abbey and Avatar make the list cuz there are so many characters in those it’s easy to come up with fun and ridiculous ships!

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    i’d bet anything casket takes the top prize. it’d be cool to see them all ranked via a loser’s bracket HINT HINT

  • Lucija

    Wow….I had no idea Castle was so popular! I wonder if I should give it a shot!

    • Phantomfluteplayer

      It’s one of my favorite shows on television. You definitely should give it a try.

    • Kat

      Castle is an amazing tv show. Definitely watch it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17127641 Laura Jurgensmeyer

    I wish that Buffy and Veronica Mars were still on. Spuffy and LoVe <3333

  • Dlmarvin05

    YAY! Doctor Who and the Vampire Diaries <3

  • JustCreepin

    Teen Wolf: Sterek….The Vampire Diaries: Klaroline

  • Elphaba Thropp

    I’m glad that Bones and Downton Abbey made the final cut, I was worried when I saw the first list! But YAY for Doctor Who and Sherlock!!!

  • http://twitter.com/BilliamAnderson Bill Anderson

    I’m honestly surprised that Supernatural didn’t crack the top ten…
    normal the Destiel fans are all up on these polls.

  • absack

    Caskett seriously all the way!!! Congrats Castle fans, I had no Idea there was so many of us!
    Also, Sybil/Branson and Mary/Matthew from Downton are really great!
    As well as OUAT and Emma with an endless variety of characters. I was orignally Emma/Grahm all the way but since he was killed off I am definetely a fan of Emma/August!

  • emmybm15

    My OTPs! :D <3Castle (Caskett aka Castle/Beckett)
    Doctor Who (Ten/Rose)
    Sherlock (Johnlock aka Sherlock/John)
    Once Upon A Time (tie between Emma/August and Rumple/Belle)
    Glee (Klaine aka Kurt/Blaine)
    Big Bang Theory (Leonard/Penny)
    How I Met Your Mother (Barney/Robin)
    Merlin (Merthur)
    New Girl (Ness aka Jess/Nick)
    Bones (Bones/Booth)

  • http://www.facebook.com/Milly.chama Mileena Lam

    Teen Wolf: Sterek
    Merlin: Merthur
    Supernatural: Destiel
    Yay! :D

  • tarathesuperman

    Sterek. Superhusbands. Johnlock. Darlenn. Kurtofsky. Drarry. Wincest.


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