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The second round of our ongoing fandom vs. fandom shipping tournament continues with Merlin & Arthur battling the fans of Barney & Robin from HIMYM. Which fandom will go on to battle Glee or Once Upon A Time?

What’s going on?

Over the past month and continuing for another three weeks is Hypable’s BattleShips, a tournament where we pit fandom against fandom to see which relationship on television has the most support. It’s all about the chemistry between two characters and the love you have for them, so rally your friends to help support your One True Pairing (OTP)!

If you’d like to know more about our BattleShips Tournament then we recommend checking out the announcement post, or posting your questions in the comments below.

The Current Standings

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It’s time to vote!

Which relationship do you prefer?

- Merlin/Arthur (59%, 2,021 Votes)
- Barney/Robin (41%, 1,377 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,398

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Who did you vote for?

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

    Merthur!!! <3

  • http://wizforum.proboards.com/ Melissa West

    Let go Mertur fans!!!

    • Gary65

      Are you saying “Let go”, as in Merthur’s gonna lose and Merlin fans should just give up, or are you saying “Let’s go”, as in Merthur’s gonna win? I’m so confused.

      • http://wizforum.proboards.com/ Melissa West

        Sorry, I just got so excited I couldn’t type correctly. :D

  • http://twitter.com/AntaraC Antara Chowdhury

    Barney/Robin. They’re so endgame, they’re getting married.

  • Gary65

    Let us not forget, my fellow Westerosi, the battle that was fought this day. We may have lost but to go from a 33% whooping to a 9% margin at the end is a feat that should not be forgotten. We shall be avenged. Whether it’s a year, 2 years, even 3, Hypable will go to war once more and GENDRYA WILL REIGN SUPREME!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/NatashaPeartree Natasha Pereira

      heeaaaree heeaaarree!!!

    • antonia31

      Gary, you always have the best comments :)

      • Gary65

        Thank you :)

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    These are both fandoms I cover for Hypable (“my fandoms,” as I call them ;)) so I feel uncomfortable saying which one I voted for………no jk I totally voted Merlin/Arthur. I feel like it’s a lot easier to get invested in a fantasy series than a sitcom.

  • RussellTurner

    Come on Merlin fans!!!

  • Blue

    I love Barney & Robin!!!!!!!!
    “Oh yeah, you just know she likes it dirty!”
    “I have to tell you the truth! I’m in love with…taaaacos!”
    “Smart, funny, beautiful, it’s the whole package. Everything you’re afraid to let yourself want. In a joke.”
    “You saucy little minx. You sundressed up”
    “I don’t have any makeup on right now.” “Holy crap, you’re beautiful!”
    “Maybe I want the trouble. I haven’t wanted the trouble in a long time. But with you, the trouble doesn’t seem so…troubling.”

  • ravenclaw1991

    Merthur! I don’t even watch How I Met Your Mother anymore. I stopped watching like a year ago. Barney and Robin don’t even stand a chance.

    • Wada

      don’t underestimate the BRotp fandom

  • SonickedYou

    Barney/Robin, just because they’ll obviously lose. The infamous Pity Vote.

  • Lola

    After yesterday’s Merlin episode? How could we NOT pick Merthur?

  • Lola

    Btw Merthur fans .. [If] we win, we’ll be facing either Destiel or oh god what do you call SherlockxWatson?

    • azileea

      But before that we’ve got to beat Kurt/Blaine or Swan/Queen… Yikes.

    • Eliza

      Johnlock fans… But I’m a fan of both and we’ll have to beat Klaine or Swan Queen first!

  • Gary65

    OUCH!!! HIMYM is taking a beating.

  • Phantomfluteplayer

    I’m still not completely caught up on Merlin, but I am getting there. I am on season 4 currently. I definitely voted Merlin/Arthur. They have such a perfect bromance going on.

  • Shelby Walker

    I voted Barney and Robin!! <3

  • http://twitter.com/AsiaAAhmed Asia A Ahmed

    Oh my … *shakes head slowly* How can I be asked to chose between Destiel and Johnlock

  • blue7noise

    Merthur!!!! ^^

  • jokersays

    I can’t even with these two pairings. They’re both so OTP.

  • http://twitter.com/G30rg13_R Georgie R

    Nooo! I LOVE HIMYM, and I don’t really like Merlin at all. I watched the first few series, but lost interest. Alas, I fear I am supporting a losing side…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jashly.castillo Jashly Castillo


  • Spiderchicken

    You know, I’m starting to notice a pattern with the winning ships here…

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

      Ahaha yeah, shippers love their slash fiction!

  • Teranel

    I don’t ship Merthur, but I don’t even watch HIMYM, so…

  • Fang Q.

    Absolutely Merthur!

  • http://twitter.com/shotahunter Caroll Anderson

    Go Merthur!!! And after this latest episode we NEED all the Merthur we can get.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sydney.mk.davis Sydney Davis

    barney/robin, duh. swarkles is amazing.

  • MHutch

    How can you not vote Merthur! The bromance is the best. Even Bradley James (Arthur) in an interview said he preferred the bromance over the romance in Merlin. Also, it is soo true that shippers love a good slash pairing. Merthur FTW!

    • https://www.youtube.com/TheBabarSuhail Babar Suhail

      You cannot vote for Merthur, if you are not a fan of/ don’t watch the show

      • MHutch

        I was exercising my enthusiasm. Of course, I do not expect those who don’t like the pairing to vote. That would be stupid.

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

        You can vote for whatever you want regardless of if you watch something or not, actually. Just because I don’t watch Merlin doesn’t mean that I can’t vote for it because I love the story of Merlin and the whole idea of the two together.

        Please don’t tell people what they can and cannot vote for.

        • https://www.youtube.com/TheBabarSuhail Babar Suhail

          I wasn’t telling anyone “what they can and cannot vote for”. I was just replying to his comment “How can you not vote Merthur!”. Anyone would have figured that out if they read the comment I replied to, but apparently you didn’t.

          And I don’t get why someone would for a ship (or anything else) if they don’t watch the show at all, unless the really hate the other ship and want it to lose.

  • Tessa

    This will end exactly like the After Elton slash battle, with Destiel and Sterek in the final.

  • Jackijd

    I don’t watch both of these shows…

  • Amie

    Merthur fans, tom hopper eoin macken & alex vlahlos were asked by a fan this weekend at ColdCon about their thoughts abou merthur. Watch their reactions: http://kasterborous63.tumblr.com/post/35041900656/why-is-there-a-ship-thanks-to-themerlinians-for

  • Roonil Wazlib

    Swarkles 5eva

  • Wada


  • Chris

    Come one HIMYM fans, 600 more votes!!!!!!!!!!

    • Cassie Bellamy


  • Matt

    But let’s be honest Sherlock and Watson will win

  • nicole soor

    Merthur!!! <3……….. what a FAIL

  • http://www.facebook.com/hilary.kearns Hilary Kearns

    If it had been Marshall/Barney it would have won.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rico.kreibich Rico Kreibich

    Merthur! Like all the way! It’s DESTINY! Don’t believe? Just ask the dragon!

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