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Doctor Who won our last BattleShips poll by a landslide, but we’re very intrigued to see whether Downton Abbey or Avatar will go off to the next round in our sixth quater-final battle!

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)!

So far, we have seen Supernatural‘s Dean/Castiel, Sherlock‘s Sherlock/Watson and Merlin‘s Merlin/Arthur beat out Bones‘ Booth/Bones, Game of Thrones‘ Arya/Gendry and How I Met Your Mother‘s Barney/Robin respectively for places in the quarter-finals. After that it was determined that Glee‘s Kurt/Blaine would proceed while Once Upon a Time‘s Emma/Regina left the competition. And our last battle was won by a landslide by Doctor Who‘s Rose and the 10th Doctor, leaving The Big Bang Theory‘s Leonard and Penny in the dust.

Now it’s Avatar vs Downton Abbey! Aang/Katara and Matthew/Mary have been chosen by the readers to represent their respective fandoms, but which couple can gather the most support?! It’s time to find out. So cast your vote below, and be sure you share the link with all your fandom friends – we’re sure they want the chance to support their ship of choice, too!

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?

- Aang & Katara (53%, 1,301 Votes)
- Matthew & Mary (47%, 1,170 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,471

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Who did you vote for?

Don’t forget to visit the Hypable forums where you can join in the discussion about the BattleShips competition, as well as share your thoughts about all the fandoms we cover, our podcasts and the site in general, and much more.

  • van

    no matter who wins, the doctor and rose will still beat them in the next round

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

      True story. I bet the doctor and rose win all!

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

    I had to vote for Matthew/Mary. If only the deciding poll for Downton Abbey was posted *AFTER* that one episode this season, because otherwise I would have voted for Sybil/Branson.

    • Lucy

      I seriously want to know what happened in that episode. But I’m waiting till January till I can watch with my mom! I’ve been avoiding all spoilers and it’s been so incredibly hard and tempting!

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

        Seriously best episode of the series EVER. Not to tempt you any more or anything. Ahaha.

      • Emma

        I’m doing the same thing, and I know that someday I’ll be innocently scrolling down my tumblr dashboard when a spoiler will suddenly attack from behind and plunge me into the depths of feels…

    • Anna S.

      I’m in the same boat. I went and tried to change my vote, but alas! Although if the Bransons couldn’t win Matthew/Mary will work too.

  • sobabycarpediem

    I love Avatar more than DA, but you have no idea how much I ship Zutara.

    Marry/Matthew for the win.

    • Grace

      Same! I was really disappointed when Zutara didn’t make it into this round :(

      • sobabycarpediem

        I feel like Zutara was winning that round for some time and somehow, Kataang got ahead.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marieke-Muller/100001255271802 Marieke Muller

      I have the same reason for voting DA. It’s Zutara or no one.

      • Schmitty

        So you’re voting not because you prefer one pairing over the other, but because you’re still butt hurt that your ship didn’t win?

        Classy, Zutarians, Very classy.

        • sobabycarpediem

          I actually do prefer Mary and Matthew, but not by that much more. I wish Tom/Matthew had won or even just Sybil/Branson.

          • Schmitty

            That comment wasn’t directed at you because I know that you actually seem to acknowledge the other show and the pairing.

            Where as Marieke Muller’s comment seems to imply that he/she is only voting against Kataang out of spite.

    • Meg

      See, THIS is why Mary/Matthew is going to win: Not because of the Downton Abbey fans, but because the Zutara fans are going to make sure Kataang doesn’t advance to the second round. The exact same thing would be happening if Zutara had beaten Kataang in the first place. I’ve never met a fandom more divided over ships than this one, with the possible exception of HP.

  • Roryduck

    I’ve tried refreshing, but it still says I’ve voted?

    • Kate

      Try leaving the page and coming back. Sometimes it takes that or multiple refreshes.

  • Becca

    Wow this is surprisingly close! WHAT? I was under the impression that Katara and Aang would demolish!

    • Meg

      One word: Zutara.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cmoorepats Cameron Moore

    Come on avatar fans…Kataang all the way!

  • luna97831

    If only Sybil/Branson had won… Can’t understand why people pick Matthew/Mary over them.

  • Alyssa


  • ForFrodo

    matthew and mary’s love will live on forever!

  • Slythers

    I voted for Aang and Katara but the Doctor is going to beat whoever wins this round anyway.

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

    Dude they are perfectly tied right now. Every vote counts!!

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

    I love Avatar, but not really an Aang/Katara fan. She was like a mother to him for more than half the show, then suddenly they have the hots for each other. I’m not a big fan of Mary/Matthew either but. We’ll see.

    • Schmitty

      Sorry, are we thinking of the same Avatar? Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen this mystical mother/son relationship that seems to often be brought up whenever Kataang is mentioned. Is it an urban legend? I’ve heard of this claim many times, but I am yet to actually witness it.

      • Melon Lord

        The mother/son dynamic is a myth invented by butthurt Zutarians who need to come up with SOME excuse for Kataang not to work. Because naturally, ALL mothers blush while suggesting kissing, and give their sons sensual stares while sexydancing… /sarcasm

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

    Wow it’s a lot closer than I thought! but thinking back on it, a lot of people were mad about Zutara….

  • http://twitter.com/inkasrain Michal

    I’m going to have to abstain from this one! Good luck to both my darlings.

  • Elphaba Thropp

    Noo!! Come on, Matthew and Mary!!

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

    can matthew or mary bend the elements?? no, they cannot. ;-P kataang all the way!

  • Newt

    LOL! At the butthurt Zutara fangirls, cry some more. Kataang

  • Donkey

    Yep, Aang/Katara is pulling away now. Sweet.

  • MrPie

    Zutara fans needs to stop complaining, there are more Kataangers, we are not just as noticeable, we dont show a Kataang post up the face of a Zutarian.

  • ZZ-rider

    This isn’t even close. Kataang all the way

  • http://twitter.com/angrykittykj Krystol

    I love Avatar and have never heard of Downtown Abbey, so I’m totally going with Aang/Katara. I would anyway, I love that ship :D

  • Richard

    Bitter Zutarians ftl.

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

    Still upset that stupid Klaine won two rounds ago.

  • Maren

    I would have prepared zutara… but atla > da

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

    Hypable, stop putting my favorites up against each other!!

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

    This round is the biggest disappointment for me. I voted for Zutara and The Bransons. Oh well, I voted Matthew and Mary.

  • Kavitha


  • kelsey0403

    Prediction: the eventual ships that will battle in the end will be Klaine and Rose/Ten. Calling it now! Rose/Ten will prevail.

    • Anna-FilmGirl

      I think Sherlock and Watson will beat Klaine. D:

  • disqus_URydqy9TmO

    I must say even after 5 years, bitter Zutara tears are still delicious.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607519910 Catherine Lai

    Matthew & Mary!

  • Abster


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

    Gonna come down to Elena/Damon vs Rose/Ten in that bottom bracket.
    And that is going to kill my little fangirl heart x.x

  • ATHENEQ214


  • G

    Matthew & Mary!

  • Jason

    Wow, Kataang is now pulling ahead!

  • http://twitter.com/Factuality Factuality

    “For whom did you vote?”

  • frezb

    kinda bumped that most of my fav ships are out. but still excited to see which ship will win this thing.

  • Sher-Locked

    Really? You have to be crae crae to think Aang and Katara are better than Matthew and Mary!
    Sherlock Wins All!

  • Sherlockian

    Seriously? I thought Mary and Matthew would have won! :( I mean Avatar is a cartoon! Honestly i’ll be fine as long as Sherlock wins all :)

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