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By Tariq Kyle (@TRQhz) at 12:00 pm, October 12, 2012

BattleShips continues as we begin our very first ship poll. Which Vampire Diaries ship will make it off to the fandom vs fandom showdown? Update: A winner has been selected!

Hypable has decided to take the monumental task of hosting a fandom shipping tournament, where we pit ship against ship and fandom against fandom to see which relationship will emerge the victor. In our qualifying round we asked you to pick your top 10 favorite fandoms, and we decided that the race was so close we actually made it the top 16.

And now The Vampire Diaries gets the honor of beginning our preliminary rounds to see which ship will represent each fandom in the final showdown.

And your Vampire Diaries OTP is: Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert

‘TVD’ Shipping Recap

Let’s get you a little lesson on The Vampire Diaries ships. Who’s canon and who’s fanon (fandom created)?

What we consider canon

Stefan & Elena, Damon & Elena, Caroline & Tyler, Caroline & Klaus, Matt & Elena, Stefan & Rebekah, Bonnie & Jeremy, Jeremy & Anna, Jenna & Alaric, Katherine & Stefan, Katherine & Damon, Caroline & Matt, Damon & Rebekah, Matt & Rebekah

As per our opinion, a canon relationship is one where the two characters have actually been involved in some sort of emotional or physical relations on the show. Flirting, kissing, sleeping together, that’s all something that would make a pair a canon ship. At least, that’s how we see it on Hypable. We’ve seen the characters above do everything from a small kiss to steamy sex scenes.

What we consider fanon

Elijah & Elena, Matt & Tyler, Stefan & Klaus, Bonnie & Elena, Katherine & Klaus, Klaus & Elena, Damon & Alaric, Bonnie & Damon, Katherine & Elijah, Caroline & Stefan

A fanon ship is something that the fans would love to see on the show, but hasn’t actually happened (yet). Inside this realm of ships are also all the ships that have been hinted to in the show, but nothing has actually occurred.

There are also the ships that are inspired by two characters just interacting and having great chemistry. While these aren’t romantic relationships on the show, they’ve definitely turned out their fair share of romance fics and images on the internet. When we saw Damon & Alaric work together and kicking ass, we couldn’t help but ship them together, despite the two being completely straight in the show. There’s also the idea of Matt & Tyler being together. C’mon, best friends with horrible lives just consoling each other about their troubles, getting closer and closer until a ship finally happens. Is that so hard to imagine?! …but we digress.

Vote for your OTP!

Only one ship will move on and represent The Vampire Diaries in the final rounds of BattleShips. So which will you pick? Are you going to vote for something that has happened on the show because you can’t wait to see more, or will you vote for a fanon couple and try to show the producers that they need to give it more attention?

Pick your couple and sound off in the comments with what you chose!

  • Kristen Kranz

    Proud to be the 1st Delena vote!! This should be an interesting battle to say the least! If I could vote again though, it would be for Caroline/Tyler. Love them too!

  • mahdi khamis

    Oh please people vote for Klaroline… Really hoping they put em together

  • Kate

    This was difficult. I ship Delena as well, but I voted for Klaroline because I like Caroline a lot more as a character. Elena gets on my nerves more often than not…

    • Jessica

      Me too. I voted for Klaroline and Elena gets on my nerves too. lol.

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    Beautiful graphic! I voted Delena because I’m thinking strategically – we need a chance to win this, TVD fans! ;)

    • http://twitter.com/BrandiTiana Brandi Delhagen

      I did the same. I actually prefer Elena with Stefan but have always been team Damon. We need to win this people!! A close second for me was Klaroline though…

  • http://twitter.com/emilyecstasyTM Emily Bryan

    I can’t choose! D: I’ll have to do a coin toss for myself to narrow it down xD

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays


  • http://purplehrdwonder.livejournal.com/ Caitlin Kelly

    All Dalaric, all the time ;)

  • Gary65

    Personally, I ship Elena. Girl needs to be alone for a while.

    • http://twitter.com/Tran_Nagwaian Tran Nguyen

      Good choice!

  • http://twitter.com/malloryann11 Mallory AnnThomasson

    Always for Stefan and Elena… but is it weird I am loving the Klaus and Caroline ship…

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

    Lets go Delena!! I’m with Selina, we need Delena to win! It’s our best chance to get TVD to win!

  • sunnsla

    Voted for Delena! It’s actually better, when they are together so much happens and it’s exciting!

  • Emily

    I am completely sick of the love triangle, thus my vote goes to Klaroline :)

  • malayni

    sigh.. choosing between elejah and stelena.. but steroline is great too

  • Anna

    Where is Daroline?

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


  • Kristin

    I’m on hypable every day but I was looking around a while before I found this. Is there someplace I should look specifically so I won’t miss any of these polls?

  • Carissa

    Delena <3

  • Shoo

    Delena FTW

  • http://twitter.com/Tran_Nagwaian Tran Nguyen

    There are too many amazing pairings here for me to choose. I’m a long time dedicated Delena, but I love Carolaus… and I loove the sound of Elijahlena. I like Alaric/Damon too . So many possiblities!!!

  • bumblebee

    I hope they at least try Bonnie and Damon. It was fun in the book and I love the short story LJ Smith wrote for the two of them. And now that Bonnie isn’t too annoying I feel like it would be especially fun to play with.

    • nicolina

      Yes I hope that as well, Go Bamon :)

  • Sarah


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  • MsWho

    Katherine & Klaus WERE actually together for a while, they should be listed as ‘Canon’ not ‘Fanon’.

  • Rain

    Caroline and Stefan, easily. He actually seems to speak softly, genuinely, openly to Caroline, and have real feelings in his eyes. He helped her and now she is helping him. It’s so perfect, not just… Love because love. /shrug

  • Madison

    I enjoy Delena but Damon/Alaric is closer to my heart but I mean…they’re going to lose against Sterek. This is basically all a big draw out battle for Destiel and Sterek. Team Destiel. Just thought I’d slip that in here.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/sarajanghede Sara Janghede

    Damon and Elena obvs!

  • Nica

    I vote Bamon, which i know might now be very popular but i don’t care, I want to see it :)

  • Anupya

    DELENA. Obviously.

  • abby lin


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  • pokerface

    Bonnie and damon would be awesome!!!!

  • themichelinangelo

    Bamon <3

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