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Our fifth round of BattleShips begins with The Big Bang Theory! Which ship will make it off to the fandom vs. fandom showdown?

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.

Round 1: Damon & Elena from Vampire Diaries
Round 2: Matthew & Mary from Downton Abbey
Round 3: Nick and Jess from New Girl
Round 4: Stiles and Derek from Teen Wolf

And your ‘Big Bang Theory’ OTP is: Leonard and Penny

Shipping Recap

Let’s get you a little lesson on Big Bang Theory ships. Who’s canon and who’s fanon (fandom created)?

What we consider canon

Raj/Penny, Stuart/Penny, Leonard/Penny, Howard/Bernadette, Sheldon/Penny, Howard/Raj, Sheldon/Amy, Leonard/Leslie, Leonard/Priya

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

Raj/Bernadette, Howard/Penny, Bernadette/Penny, Sheldon/Leonard, Sheldon/Wil Wheaton, Penny/Amy

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.

Vote for your OTP!

Only one ship will move on and represent Big Bang Theory 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 tell us in the comments with what you chose!

Confused about what shipping is?

If you’ve missed out first article, take a look at our first BattleShips post to figure out what all this shipping nonsense means. And if you still don’t understand, sound off in the comments below and we’ll help you out!

  • jghike

    How is Sheldon/Penny canon? I mean, I guess he’s touched her breast, but does that count?

    • jghike

      Don’t get me wrong, I ship them, so please vote for them, pleople! lol

    • http://twitter.com/taylie27 Taylore Thompson

      Same I feel like Raj/Bernadette got farther then any Sheldon/Penny

  • Gary65

    Wow. Penny got around.

  • VideoKilledSeverusSnape

    I don’t know why I ship Sheldon and Penny so much..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Mangum/1820064015 Joey Mangum

    Why would anyone ship Leonard/Penny? Penny’s such a bad person, and they don’t mesh together at all….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Mangum/1820064015 Joey Mangum

      Not to mention SPOILER ALERT:
      She wants to break up with him…………. Again.

    • frezb

      THANK YOU! I feel she takes him for granted and he will always be waiting around for her to make up her mind. ARGHHHHH

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

    oooh this could be a nail biter between sheldon/amy & leonard/penny!!

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

    um, it’s Amy Farrah Fowler.

  • knsldnvkrnvlkrv

    Penny/ Amy should definitely be considered canon

  • Asia Ahmed

    Come on Sheldon/Amy need to win this. They are perfect.

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

    now that the poll is closed, how far/close behind were sheldon/amy? just curious!

  • Guest

    I think Leonard/Penny is a fitting OTP for this one. Their relationship sort of reminds me of the one between Alistair and Judith in As Time Goes By (a wonderful old britcom that still airs on PBS). Alistair and Judith managed to get together in the end despite not looking like they would date at all through the first season, gravitated back towards each other despite multiple breakups and and Alistair even dated one of the other female leads briefly. In the end, their dancing around each other was such an intrinsic part of the show that the final regular episode was their wedding, and I can’t help feel that Big Bang Theory will be the same for Leonard and Penny. Eventually the shows writers will know they only have one season left and they’ll write a spectacular finale where Penny matures enough to realize that she truly does love Leonard enough to settle down. In contrast, I’m not sure Sheldon is capable of ever admitting that he could find another person that important to his life, even Amy, who he clearly cares for. I see Shamy as being perpetually in that stage of awkward pre-teen dating-but-really-no-more-than-friends because that’s just Sheldon’s character, and that is why Sheldon/Amy will never be OTP for me.

  • Rain

    Sheldon and Penny all the way. Don’t get me wrong, I do like Amy, but she feels a little… forced, at times. Like ‘Oh, these Shenny shippers are worrying, better get him a geek girl.’

    And why is EVERYONE, even the girls, after Penny anyway? xD GROW A PAIR EVERYONE.

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