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By Tariq Kyle (@TRQhz) at 12:00 pm, October 26, 2012

Our twelfth round of BattleShips begins with Sherlock! Which ship will make it off to the fandom vs. fandom showdown?

Hypable has decided to take on 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 and Elena from Vampire Diaries
Round 2: Matthew and Mary from Downton Abbey
Round 3: Nick and Jess from New Girl
Round 4: Stiles and Derek from Teen Wolf
Round 5: Leonard and Penny from The Big Bang Theory
Round 6: Merlin and Arthur from Merlin
Round 7: Castle and Kate from Castle
Round 8: Bones and Booth from Bones
Round 9: Aang and Katara from Avatar
Round 10: Rose and The Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who
Round 11: Arya & Gendry from Game of Thrones

And now Sherlock gets its turn in our preliminary rounds to see which ship will represent each fandom in the final showdown.

And your ‘Sherlock’ OTP is: Sherlock & Watson

Shipping Recap

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

What we consider canon

Molly/Moriarty, Watson/Sarah

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

Sherlock/Watson, Sherlock/Irene, Sherlock/Molly, Sherlock/Mycroft, Sherlock/Moriarty, Donovan/Anderson, Lestrade/Mycroft, Sherlock/Lestrade, Watson/Lestrade,

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 Sherlock 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 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!

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

    Hahaha, love the picture for this one!

    • http://twitter.com/conroyheine Carolyn Heine

      ha ha Hypable knows what’s up! Not really a competition for this category.

    • headphones

      Hmm, shall it be Johnlock…or *Johnlock*?
      Hmm, decisions, decisions…

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.soor Nicole Soor

    Tariq, just thought i would let you know in the recap it says arya and gendry from doctor who rather than game of thrones :)

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

      Woooops! thanks <3

      • http://www.facebook.com/nicole.soor Nicole Soor

        It’s alright :D

  • Kato

    Is there really anything other than Johnlock? ;)

  • Rachel

    Johnlock!! <3

  • Elphaba Thropp

    I got on the page, but it won’t let me vote, it just showed me the list of characters and what they’re votes have been :( that’s okay though, because my ship is winning! :D

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

      It does that randomly. Just refresh or reset your cache!

      • Elphaba Thropp

        Aha, it works now. Thank you!

  • van

    sherlock and watson all the way

  • http://twitter.com/acjub CK

    Sherlock and John. That is practically canon!

  • http://twitter.com/sobabycarpediem Me

    I love how there are only two canon ships on here.

    What will win if not Johnlock, tell me?

  • Hill

    Where was Molly/Lestrade!? Did you not see his face in the background when Molly took her coat off at the Christmas Party.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erikd1 Erik Davison

    I ship Sherlock/nobody. That’s the great tragedy of Sherlock! He’s brilliant but is completely incapable of having a relationship.

  • pygmypuff22

    I was looking for Molly/Lestrade :(

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    I love how the picture is just two of THE SAME. Nice, Tariq ;)

  • Allison L.

    probably the most pointless vote of competition..lol : )

    • https://twitter.com/#!/HP4eva121995 Ally

      Castle’s was pretty pointless too lol.

  • http://xyue-mayx.deviantart.com/ Dreamer

    this battle just makes me laugh! the fact that the pictures used are the same, that there are only two canon couples, and that it’s SO obvious who will win.

  • Teranel

    I kind of feel like Sherlock/himself should be a valid ship for this fandom.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646371872 Elizabeth Lee Hammons

    Sorry, but Johnlock is canon.

  • Chicken

    Johnlock. There is no other. (I am also fond of Molly/Sherlock, especially after series 2.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

    not much romance in this series, gotta got with Sherock/Watson

  • AnnaTveit

    Isn’t Donovan/Anderson sort of canon? Or do we have to actually see something happen between them for it to count?

  • http://twitter.com/notenoughpuff Sarah

    There’s no way it will beat out Johnlock but I will go down with Sherlolly.

  • ohgcxdfghjkjhbv

    Irene and Sherlock!!

  • Gary65

    It’s funny how, if you cut Watlock’s vote in half, it’d still be beating all the others by a country mile.

  • snuffles44

    My reaction to this- There are other ships than Johnlock? nahh

  • Moonshoes Potter


  • emmybm15

    I am slightly confused how Anderson/Donovan is not on the Canon list I mean they are defo doing it have you not herd what Sherlock has been saying to them xD

  • plv

    sherlock and john

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyrs4u Jose Antonio Valencia

    So does that mean you’re requesting “Slash”? Or “/” as it twerp… If so, you should read my Percy/Ron slash-up

  • http://www.facebook.com/alysia.dugan Alysia Dugan

    I love my Johnlock (have since I read the books years ago), but I also find I like John/Mycroft. They have an interesting dynamic and Johncroft writers always do them justice.


    I saw this after the voting was done, and wonder if anyone voted something OTHER than Johnlock lmao

  • Edgar J. Sir

    So scarred…

    ….Can’t unthink…

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