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Posted at 1:00 pm,
November 5, 2012

2012 Election: Which fandom pair would you elect?

It might be election season in America, but here at Hypable we couldn’t help thinking about who we would really love to vote for. That’s right – fandom pairs and fandom posters. So who will be getting your vote?

Regardless of political affiliation, we can all unite behind our favourite fandoms. Forget American politics, the real questions are – could the Hulk ever be elected? Is it improper to vote for a husband and wife team? And what about a candidate who can’t even confirm his own running mate – a cool and calculated move, or just plain disorganized?

Choose your candidates, cast your vote, and then share the poster to show your fandom allegiance. Which fandom will win the real victory this election season?

‘Avengers’ ticket: Tony Stark/Bruce Banner

Iron Man

Stark and Banner have decided it’s time to get angry about the problems faced by today’s society. Worried about economic issues, social divisions, and the unfortunate inter-galactic aliens that seem to beset New York City? Once this political beast is unleashed, you can consider all of your problems solved. Plus they both get bonus points for being geniuses.

As expected, campaigning on their behalf will be Captain America and Thor. And there is little chance of this duo losing, with Black Widow and Hawkeye set to stuff ballot boxes across the world. But this bromance is happy to encourage a little friendly competition, safe in the knowledge that they can outsmart, outfly, outbuy, and outHulk any of their opponents. Not that they would stoop to such measures unless, you know, they were losing.

‘Game of Thrones’ ticket: Tyrion Lannister/Jon Snow

Game of Thrones

The odd couple of politics, Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow are campaigning on behalf of outsiders and outcasts everywhere. Unless you happen to be the incestuous product of a brother-sister relationship, with blonde hair and green eyes and named Joffrey, you’ll be supported and protected by this pair (if you do happen to be that incestuous byproduct, best vote for someone else).

An unlikely duo, Lannister and Snow have decided to pool their unique talents and make a run for politics, sure that their firm friendship and plethora of short jokes will be enough to get them over the line. They are unworried about attack ads and negative campaigning, sure that nothing can be said about them that they haven’t said themselves – and confident that as the last resort, a certain Kingslayer will be persuasive enough for potential mudslingers.

‘Once Upon A Time’ ticket: Prince Charming/Snow White

Once Upon a Time

Bound by true love and the desire to save the world from all evil, this husband and wife duo are ready for victory. With talents ranging from amazing horse riding abilities, always finding each other, breaking spells and brilliant archery skills, they will be a formidable foe for any opponent. Together they fight on the side of good, prepared to take on the world as a family.

Don’t be put off by their slight tendency towards split personalities, remember instead that this means they have experienced life in all its many facets – from above and below, as royalty and as thieves. Additionally, they can cater to many minorities – princes, John Doe coma patients who have lost their memories, and people whose children are almost the same age as themselves. This year vote for a world where magic, and true love, is real.

‘Doctor Who’ ticket: The Doctor

Doctor Who

Take the unusual step of voting for a single candidate this election, with no confirmed VP. However, we are sure you can expect a veritable revolving door of running mates, if his companions are anything to judge by. Still, the Doctor is sure he can take care of things by himself, and he never really is alone when he is with the TARDIS. He understands that what we really need is a Doctor – and more interesting food combinations.

The Doctor is advocating a platform of alien integration and ridiculous dancing. He is happy to provide personal references from Cleopatra to Winston Churchill and any number of other alien species – you need only ask, and he will provide. Rumours abound that the Doctor’s original slogan was to be “The Rotmeister,” although he was persuaded to change tactic by a former roommate. Also, he can provide a dinosaur, if that sways the vote at all.

‘Harry Potter’ ticket: Kingsley Shacklebolt/Arthur Weasley

Harry Potter

Fresh off his stint in the Muggle Prime Minister’s office, Shacklebolt has learned many things about politics, including his conviction that he could certainly do a better job. His running mate is none other than family man Arthur Weasley, bringing the neighbourly image to contrast Shacklebolt’s stately style. And boy does he have style.

Both bring credibility to the job, having fought against Voldemort and remained in the Ministry of Magic to rebuild society. Shacklebolt brings the gravitas and style, while Weasley offers the down-to-earth charm that leaves voters feeling as if they really do know him. They trust Shacklebolt with protecting their homes, while just wanting to chat to Weasley about electricity. And honestly, who doesn’t want to see a Weasley (almost) as King in charge?

Graphics created by Joshua Nealey, written by Marama Whyte

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

    I had to vote the doctor. Also: THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    I’d vote Snow for president with Charming as her second, not the other way around…

    • Lucy

      Isn’t he the one that even said that Snow was the one who talked while he fought?

    • antonia31

      Yeah, def. Charming is the worst leader ever.

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

      I don’t think snow wants to lead. I think she wants to inspire him to lead. Anyway did you see his speech at the end of We Are Both? Epic

      • Carol

        yeah, but he complained a lot about how Snow always did the talking and he did the fighting part. I think snow should be the one to talk, and he should be like her ‘hands’, acting as she says she he have to.

        • http://hypable.com Selina

          I totally agree.

      • http://hypable.com Selina

        No, I think Snow would want to lead, and Charming would want to inspire her. Why not?

    • Gary65

      Can’t read that without having Hunger Games flashbacks *_*

      • kitster_kosh

        Amen! I was like Snow?! What the heck?!

  • Lucy

    I really wish I could vote for more than one! I adore the Harry Potter one and the Once Upon a Time one! I do like the Doctor one but since I don’t watch the show it doesn’t mean as much to me.

  • Shelby Walker

    This isn’t fair…. I’m torn between Tyrion/Jon or The Doctor! No!!

  • http://twitter.com/eiVega eiVega

    HP for the win! I had to vote for Shacklebolt. He possesses a lot of great leadership qualities. We know he can handle government office well. Also, I couldn’t help but think of Hunger Games with the ‘Once Upon a Time’ ticket. There’s no way I’m voting for a candidate named Snow.

  • Roryduck

    Why would you do this to me?! I can’t pick!

  • Jamie

    This list is outstanding… makes it VERY hard to choose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534802836 Kaley Eidson

    Leslie Knope/Tami Taylor

    • http://twitter.com/msqu Marie Squyres

      Hellz yes.

  • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

    Burt Hummel/Coach Beiste needs to be one!

    • http://hypable.com Selina

      Oooooh good one!

      • http://www.facebook.com/katgiambruno Kat Giambruno

        Here here!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1518152692 Chelsea Clark

    [I know this is totally fictional, but I'm going to have fun with this.] Okay, so I was completely set on the Doctor, when I thought, no, actually, the Doctor would not even accept being president. He’d want humanity to play out just like it will and would not want to interfere at all in any direct way. Now, he of course is a welcome advisor. But I don’t think he’d be a good President.

  • http://twitter.com/mxd mason

    I’d vote for President Coriolanus Snow and no one else.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brianna.goins.3 Brianna Nicole Goins

    I was actually pretty torn between Shacklebolt/Weasley, Charming/Snow, and Stark/Banner, but in the end, the clear choice was Potter…after all this time. Always.

    • Mtlss

      Always :D

    • Jessikara

      Same here!! I went with Potter because I think they’d be the best leaders for the people. Stark can be Head for Defense and Banner can be the Secretary.

  • Alice

    I had to vote for Tyrion Lannister/Jon Snow. What a great pair. GO OUTSIDERS!

  • http://twitter.com/MommelissaB Melissa Barkley

    Lannister-Snow has the smarts, common sense and leadership abilities. None of the others come close.

  • ravenclaw1991

    The Doctor. I love Kingsley Shacklebolt and Arthur Weasley, but I still have to say the Doctor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elaine.s.brown Elaine Stone Brown

      Stark/Banner most definitely, Hulk has learned to control his rage and Stark is in love with Pepper, with have a Team. Plus when a country tries to get out of line VP can go SMASH.

  • charlton

    Tyrion/Jon great characters,And both wise beyond their years.

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    After much deliberation I voted Tyrion/Jon. Tyrion would be the BEST president ever.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/SonyaWrites Sonya Faria

      Ditto :D

    • http://twitter.com/PabloRV7 Pablo Ruiz V

      After Kingsley, of course ;)

      • http://hypable.com Selina

        Unpopular opinion: I really don’t think Kingston has done enough to prove that he’d be a great president… he was a second-tier supporting character at best.

        • Dawn stars

          Kingsley took up the post as Minister for Magic after the war, and combined with the time spent as magical advisor to the Muggle PM, he’s more than well-equipped to handle a presidency in our world, especially if AW is his Muggle Affairs Advisor.

    • Alyssa

      I’m going to include SPOILERS.
      Tyrion’s never gained popularity with the people of Westeros- the people of King’s Landing (and other places) literally hate him. We can blame it on prejudices, but point remains that he’s not liked. Also, he didn’t put his trust in the right people to keep him at the top at all. He has altogether poor judgment. Jon got his ass handed to him by his own people on the Wall. I get liking the characters and thinking they have admirable qualities, but in what world would they ever actually win an in-universe popular election? Definitely not in the world of Westeros.

  • http://twitter.com/angrykittykj Krystol

    I have to go with Weasley/Shacklebolt. I mean, I’m not even tempted by any of these others, especially Stark/Banner. *shudders* Why would you want to give Stark more power than he already has? Isn’t his ego big enough?

  • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

    I’m really conflicted, because I love HP more than the world, but Tyrion would make an AMAZING President IMO.Wish I could vote twice! This election is more enticing than the actual one :p

  • Raye

    I would LOVE to see Hulk as the vice President. Like, he would be great at foreign policies, and never get assassinated. He would make really entertaining debates too.

  • Jojo_Squires

    I was so torn. I would’ve loved to hear a debate between the candidates. It would be interesting to hear where Stark/Banner stood on health care, Shacklebolt/Weasley on education, and the Doctor on foreign affairs….or intergalactic affairs…. Alas, Shacklebolt/Weasley got my vote. I don’t know if I’d trust Tony as the president…(he’d make an interesting Secretary of State though) and I doubt the Doctor would sit still for four years (although River would’ve made an intriguing First Lady)…..

  • azileea

    HP is my biggest fandom and I love The Doctor. But best for president? TYRION hands down. ♥

  • http://www.facebook.com/dlmarvin05 Dominique Marvin

    The Doctor, duh.
    But Shacklebolt/Weasley were a hard second

  • SH

    This is great1 Hmmm Potter or Doctor who?

  • Hermione Granger

    I wish Kingsley Shacklebolt could actually be President of the United States…

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

    if harry potter’s a choice i’m choosing it. LOL. though GoT would have had my vote otherwise.

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

    Harry Potter, was there ever any doubt?

  • mtlss

    SO impressed with how well written/well designed this is! I had to vote Harry Potter of course. No fandom will ever mean more.

  • HJP<3


  • Aquilla

    I’m a Potter fan to the end and adore the Doctor, but I cannot resist a Stark/Banner election. What a pair they made in Avengers! And can you imagine the speeches from Stark? Finally, a political campaign worth watching.

  • http://Hypable.com/ James Bean

    Gunning for the critical swing state of Stan Lee. Goooo Iron Man!

    • nerdnerdnerd

      YAY! Stark-Banner for the WIN!

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


  • alyssamz

    This was brilliant lol too hard to choose!!

  • lynziferg

    Voting for Snow/Charming because, while I love the Doctor and know he’d get things done, he doesn’t always stick around to make sure. And Shacklebot/Weasley don’t seem like the type to run for power. They’re their when you need them though. Snow and Charming are natural born leaders.

    • Carilyn

      But Shacklebolt became Minister of Magic after the war, didn’t he? Mr. Weasley, though, I may have to agree.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003094208029 Stephanie Evans

    “Hello, I’m The Doctor. Basically, Run.”

    • BowTiesAreCool :D

      I see what you did there. ;)

    • Jack Harkness


  • BrendaOfSix

    I agree that Charming-Snow v Shacklebolt-Weasley is a tight ticket. But Charming-Snow actually have some governing experience on their side, unlike most other tickets, and were benificent rulers. They get my vote!

  • LilyLuna

    I love Arthur/Shacklebolt, but I really had to go with the Doctor on this one. Besides the awesome use of humor in the description of his campaign, on a more serious note when you think about how well he is at compromising and how much he cares about humanity, he has very great traits for a leader.

    That said and done, the Doctor’s comparable to Dumbledore, he *could* do the job and would probably be magnificent at it, but he fears his god-complex and is haunted by guilt of his past and would likely never trust himself enough in such a position of power, even if *we* would.

  • WillowBlood

    Honestly, the best president would be Kingsley; VP, Mr. Weasley. Stark/Banner would be great too. However, I’d love to see the Doctor as president. And what if Matt Smith and Karen Gillan were president and VP, with Arthur Darvill as Secretary of State or something? Lol. xD

  • Dana

    always potter.

  • Katiedora

    I had to vote Lannister/Snow. I mean, they’re natural leaders! Though Stark/Banner was a close second…

  • http://twitter.com/WanderlustBooks Makayla

    I see what you did there with “style” xD. Kingsley or Tryion….I have to go with Kingsley, excellent man.

  • Elphaba Thropp

    The Doctor. No contest.

    …but shouldn’t there be a Sherlock/Watson poster???

    • Carilyn

      Sherlock would never want to rule the country. Although… then he’d have a leg up on his brother, lol. But Sherlock would probably find diplomacy boring – much rather be solving murder cases.

    • Alexis M.


      Sherlock: “Oh, someone’s been killing my senators… I must find them.”
      Watson: “But… Sher– Mr. Presiden–”
      Sherlock: “Hush. I have to.”
      Watson: “You HAVE to look at these docum–”
      Sherlock: “My country needs me!”
      Sherlock: “That’s what you’re here for, bye!”
      Watson: “I knew this was a bad idea.”

  • belac889

    The doctor would totally make the TARDIS his vice president

  • Carilyn

    Wow, this actually is hard. Can’t choose between the Potter platform and Once Upon a Time platform, both excellent leaders. Love the Doctor, but him and power just don’t mix, especially without a companion.

  • NargleHunter

    The Doctor should run with Brian Pond (Williams), still kind of Mr.Weasley….that’d make choosing between Potter and Doctor Who easier. Haha. Xp

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

    So torn between Charmin/Snow and the Doctor… but I figured the Doctor would be most helpful in an actual government, seeing as how he has the ability to draw ideas and advice from all of time and space.

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

    The Doctor or Shacklebolt/Weasley? Must I chose? Well the thought of the Doctor as President cracks me up so I voted for him. It truly was a 50/50 thing though.
    But if you think about it, the Doctor has saved the earth countless times and he’s intelligent and wise even though he acts like a kid. The only problem would be making him stay put in one place…

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

    i’d also vote for a shacklebolt/granger ticket… just sayin’.

  • Guest

    I was torn between the Doctor and the Shacklebolt-Weasley tickets, but ended up going with Kingsley and Arthur because, lets face it, the Doctor would never be able to hang around for an entire presidential term – he’d get bored within a week. Maybe if he actually had a running mate who would hang around for the ‘boring’ in-order bits.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Trent Taylor

    No Calrissian/Chewbacca? For shame. And Billy Dee actually did a fake campaign ad.

  • http://twitter.com/SlySound Brett H

    Lannister/Snow! We all knew the HP ticket would win this though…

  • http://twitter.com/LaPauliDice Pauli

    To all the people voting for ‘Harry Potter’: he’s not in the run.

  • Felix

    Potty wee potter

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

    I was torn between Stark/Banner & Shacklebolt/Weasley, as I recently watched Avengers Assemble & thought that Stark was the best character there. However, Kingsley is just amazing, so I swayed my vote and stayed with the Potterheads.

  • christinec19

    Jo actually said that she imagined Kingsley becoming Minister of Magic…so it’s obvious he’d be the best leader (but i’m not sure because i know absolutely nothing about all of the other fandoms…)

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudioCatino CCMASTER_01

    In keeping with all the unusual shit going on in the election, I hereby deny all of these pairings. Instead I vote for The Doctor/Shacklebolt!

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    We shall off course Always Support the bottom and vote for Lannister-Snow.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    I’m a fan of Once Upon a Time, but how anyone can vote for Charming and Snow is beyond me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/misho.potter Mihail Kostov


  • http://twitter.com/captainvere Edward Fairfax Vere

    Screw that, make it Roman/Saxon and you have SuperWho.

  • Aegin the Conqueror

    I shall off course vote for Lannister-Snow, Always support the bottom.
    I’m a Once upon a Time fan, but how anyone can vote for Charming and Snow is beyond me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/andrijamp Andrija Petkeviciute

    I bet if Once Upon a Time was represented by Regina Mills/Emma Swan, it would have much more votes ;D

  • Molly

    I voted for someone named Kingsley for US Congress in my local primaries and it made me so happy! (Don’t worry, I also agreed with his stance on the issues.) He didn’t win, which I think is a shame for a lot of reasons, but that’s besides the point.

  • Guest

    If it were Rogers/Stark, I would have voted avengers. But having the two crazy science bros running the country? Way too unhinged!

  • http://www.facebook.com/katgiambruno Kat Giambruno

    Couldn’t decide between Harry Potter and Doctor Who but since the Doctor can travel through space and time and knew Winston Churchilli had to go with him. And I am thinking he probably would have the TARDIS as his VP.

  • mariel

    the doctor, becuase ive yet to see a problem he couldnt solve

  • Isabelle Jeunet

    vote for Tyrion/Jon Snow because they are political characters and are intelligent and good men , Tyrion was rich, is economist, brilliant leadership ,became slave, escape and good parlementor

  • The Master

    Vote Harold Saxon.

  • Jack Harkness

    The Doctor would defiantly be the best president in the entire universe!

  • RumbleroarLuna

    Potter <3
    Plus Kinglsey and Arthur would be the best Pres and VP ever. Ever. Seriously, can they run? (Yes, they can. Totally. Fictional British characters. They should still run. Rant over)

    • LilyLuna

      Haha. I was thinking about how funny it is that in voting for this I was torn between two Brits and an alien from the planet Gallifrey. Whatever, I still think they’d make awesome presidents. Xp

  • Maddie Hatter

    Goodness gracious, how is Stark-Banner lagging so much? I mean, granted, Tony Stark may be a bit of a wild card in the White House, not to mention a Hulk as the VP… but hey, it would be ridiculously entertaining

  • http://twitter.com/TheLeft_Lane Miss Lane

    Come on!! Think of what great use Tyrion would put to the Oval Office!!!

  • Tim K-R

    I think President Snow (Hunger Games) should be presi

  • Amalia

    I vote for Kingsley and Arthur, but if Burt Hummel and Beiste were in this I would be very torn! Also, I love Tony Stark but having him in the White House would be a nightmare….

  • atty

    Write in: Roy Mustang/Riza Hawkeye

    • azileea

      Omg yes!!

  • Dana

    thank god president snow isn’t on this list. no one would vote him

  • john

    Lannister & Stark debate. Imagine

  • http://twitter.com/TokoMasho Matthew Potter

    I think Tyrion/Kingsley would be the best scenario, if I’m honest. The Doctor can act as a foreign (and very foreign) affairs officer and Tony Stark can be Secretary of Treasury. Charming and Snow can run along and sing songs somewhere, and maybe Jon Snow can help out in the military or something with Banner heading the science bits of it all. I don’t think Arthur would like being a vice president or anything, so he can keep his current job, but with a huge pay raise and get a bunch of vacation day to chill with Molly and the kids.

  • http://codeforconfession.com/ Kristen L.

    Tyrion and Jon! They would be a dynamic duo for leadership. <3 Though Arthur and Kingsley come a close second cause they're both epic too.

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  • Sam Winchester

    I just met The Doctor-whole other story, moving on-and he seems like a pretty smart person. Granted, he likes fish sticks and custard and wears those bow ties, which only Cas likes. But, then again, he’s 900 and…8(?) years old, and he’s, well, The Doctor, so he knows what’s going on.

  • Jennifer S

    Stark/Banner Having a country run by physicists seems pretty awesome

  • Anonymous

    Harry Potter has always been a favorite, and it was also my first fandom, so I’m goin with them!!!

  • kfaye

    Where is the Reynolds/Washburn poster? Oh Captain, my Captain!

  • Kay

    Pains me to say, but I can’t really imagine any of these candidates being good leaders. I mean, Stanner in charge would be hilarious and we all know who’d really be in charge anyway (Pepper), but The Doctor? I’m almost certain that he would actually hate being in charge of everything, and having to stay in one place (and time) although can you say world peace? Shacklebolt and Mr Weasley would be confused all the time, I mean, they’d have to use microphones, can you even image? Still, I vote for Stanner, ’cause the good old US of A’d probably be de-weaponised faster than you could say anger-management or merchant-of-death, not to mention the entertainment value of press conferences and the (highly probable) rise of coffee quality. Also, green energy. Another also, science advances, can you even imagine? One more also, there’d probably be Velvet Revolver and ACDC and Black Sabbath and Sex Pistols and Snakepit playing over mysterious PA systems everywhere, always, e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e, which, please? So uhm, yeah. Vote Science Bros :)

  • Strumchick

    TEAM DOCTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!