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Our last BattleShips round was won by Dean & Castiel with a pretty good margin, but who will move on to battle them? Will it be Kurt & Blaine from Glee or Merlin & Arthur from Merlin?

What’s going on?

Over the past month and continuing for another two 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)!

We’ve now gathered eight pairs to battle it out onto our final rounds, and they’ve been giving us surprise results! So far the tightest battle we’ve had, believe it or not, has been the latest one with the Vampire Diaries and Castle, constantly flip-flopping until The Vampire Diares was finally announced the winner. We also had a vicious battle between fans of Glee and Once Upon A Time, as well as Avatar and Downton Abbey. In those two it was decided by the voters that Glee and Avatar will also continue to the final rounds. Also in your finals rounds are couples from Merlin, Doctor Who and Teen Wolf.

Now it’s time to gather your top four ships for the final rounds, so rally up your friends on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook to make sure that your ship wins. Our quarter-finals proved that all of these fandoms are immensely popular, so which ones will make it through? We have no idea, but we’re excited to see it play out!

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?

- Kurt/Blaine (51%, 5,500 Votes)
- Merlin/Arthur (49%, 5,317 Votes)

Total Voters: 10,809

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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, the site in general, and much more.

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

    wow. can’t believe Jonhlock is out of the running… this is shaping out to be sooooooo different then how i thought it would end up…

    Hey hypable… how about a HP shipping tournament? (bc I clearly have a death wish)

    • Allthat92

      I’m not sure why, but I feel if Sterek beats Elena and Damon , it’s going to end up to another Sterek vs Destiel face off.

      • Grace

        THAT WOULD SO IRONIC XD Though 10/Rose is going to be quite the force to up against, that’s for sure.

      • katarina drew

        That’s what i’m hoping for!!

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

        People keep referring to another Sterek vs. Destiel face off… did this happen on Hypable or somewhere else? Just wondering. I haven’t watched either show (yet)!

  • ravenclaw1991

    GO MERTHUR! :) I love Merthur.

  • Eliza

    Johnlock’s out :’(
    but come on Merthur!!!!!

    • RabbitRabbit

      I’ve seen a couple posts comparing Johnlock to Merthur. Therefore even though I don’t watch either of these shows I will vote for Merthur (In dedication of my fellow devastated Johnlock shippers).

  • Ana

    Merthur!! It just needs to happen. Hm. Maybe if this tournament happened during the time in which Klaine just got together, then I would’ve voted them, but… Right now, my heart belongs to Merthur because FEELS, MAN. FEELS.

  • http://twitter.com/StarkidSims Simone

    WOW I really thought it was going to be Johnlock and Klaine going through, it’s turning out waaayy differently.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.doe.121 Sam Doe

    It isn’t letting me vote ):

    • azileea

      Try refreshing the page. (:

    • MHutch

      It’s not working for me either.

  • Lyndon

    Klaine :) They’ll work things out!

  • http://twitter.com/marlislash marie line

    Klaine forever even if i love Merthur or Destiel for exemple

  • Jordan

    It’s gotta be Klaine

  • broadwayandbowties21

    Don’t underestimate the power of the Klainers! ETERNITY!

  • Emily

    Destiel or Merthur… I don’t… I can’t….

    • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

      I know right?! Sometimes being a multishipper just involves a lot of pain.

  • Freya

    Go MERTHUR !!! they would never be a disappointment for each other :) But on thee other hand how can i vote between Destiel and Merthur

  • http://www.facebook.com/sam.doe.121 Sam Doe

    Why is Klaine winning? Come on Merthur fans!

    • http://twitter.com/StarkidSims Simone

      big support base?

    • Marilyn

      Because they have more votes.

  • http://twitter.com/ohmorninglight limit

    MERTHUR IS TRUE LOVE!

  • stammer99

    MERTHUR!! C’MON THEY BUILD CAMELOT

  • Jane.Doe

    I’m shocked and…kind of horrified that Klaine is actually beating out Merthur. Merlin and Arthur’s love is EPIC OMG! Come on Merlin fen!!!

  • http://twitter.com/lady_hogfarts Gunný.

    how on earth can they be winning merthur?

  • Ashley

    VOTE MERTHUR! KLAINE IS OVER AND DONE!

    • http://twitter.com/marlislash marie line

      Klaine will be back together but Merthur will never be canon

      • shantih

        Merthur is already canon.

      • onedestiny

        Merthur is canon in ways other pairings never were. Arthur cannot remember his anniversary with the Queen, but knows that it’s been three days since Merlin last smiled. He lies to Gwen about what he was going to do with his horn and takes Merlin straight with him. The sheer number of times that they have endangered themselves to save the other one has gone past counting. They are “two sides of the same coin.” One does not exist without the other. In ruling Camelot, Arthur asks Merlin what “they” should do, not he alone; he sees Merlin by his side and cannot possibly decide over Camelot’s fate on his own.

        And really… this is merely the beginning of Merthur. There is so much more. Canon Merlin and Arthur are literally Merthur. This show is so playing their relationship that it’s gotten canon.

        • http://www.facebook.com/minne.mouaw Minn E Mouaw

          Right. You realize that your are delusional. There is no Merthur

          • Arya

            so you do with klaine

          • antonia

            i don’t ship merthur/klaine but seriously? glee has one of the most horrible storylines ever. merlin (the show) is stupid but merthur has a bond and a relationship that could easily become canon if the writers wanted to. They have chemistry and the dynamic for it already. I’m 100% done with glee because they have good pairings but turn them into shit.

        • Ann

          That’s called queer baiting, not canon.

          • Samuel

            How, exactly, is that queer baiting? I’m going to assume that you’ve never watched BBC Merlin before, or else you’d get a good set of chuckles and laughs at your own comment. Merlin and Arthur’s relationship (platonic, romantic, or otherwise) isn’t meant as queer bait. The series in it itself is about a boy – now man – named Merlin, who is destined to help Arthur become King of Camelot and rule over Albion. While yes, the show is vastly different from the old myths and legends of King Arthur and Merlin (for one, Merlin was an old, old cynical man), the fact remains: There would be no Arthur without Merlin, and no Merlin without Arthur. Two figures whose fates were determined from the very beginning of time, who were always known as Merlin and Arthur and Arthur and Merlin? A King and a sorcerer whose destinies were entwined from the start?

            The show is WONDERFUL in showing the development of both their characters and their friendship to one another. Arthur, who from the first episode treated Merlin differently than others, even going so far as to say “There’s just something about you, Merlin…I can’t quite put my finger on it.” And Merlin’s unwavering loyalty and duty to his King. Throughout these entire five seasons, both Merlin and Arthur have grown closer to one another – Merlin, in his realization that he must, and will, do anything to protect Arthur, and that Arthur comes first. That Arthur is not just his King or a dear friend or a brother, but more than that. And Arthur in realizing just how much he cares for Merlin, despite him being a servant (“and not a very good one at that”), even from the beginning. Just a few episodes back, Arthur said this about his knights: “They’re more than just knights to me, more than just brothers. I would lay down my life for them, as I know they would do for me.” And Merlin gives a tiny smile at that, before replying: “I understand. I wish I didn’t, but I do.”

            This show is ABOUT Merlin, it’s ABOUT Arthur, as a whole it’s about the both of them, even though undeniably there are other major and important characters that, without them, the show would be lacking and incomplete (due to the legends and whatnot). It’s about both of them, and THEIR destiny. They are, canonically, described as being “two sides of the same coin”. Mithian, a woman who was once about to be engaged to Arthur, told Merlin this: “He values your opinion above all others”. And in season 1, Hunith (Merlin’s mother) tells Merlin that Arthur didn’t come to Ealdor just because it was the right thing to do, but “He came here for you, Merlin”. Honestly, Kurt and Blaine may have been canonically together as a romantic couple, but regardless you can’t say that people are delusional (Minn E Mouaw ) for shipping merthur. I’m sure you two must have a ship that isn’t canon, and I can imagine having someone say that to you would be just as rude as you saying that to us. Just food for thought.

            Merthur isn’t a crack pairing, because despite not being together, they’ve shown a stronger and deeper bond as well as undeniable proof that it was their DESTINY, written since the beginning of time and PROPHESIED since before they were born, that they were meant to cross paths and be together. Together, in the sense of the word that means more than just friendship or family or lovers. Because Merlin and Arthur are much more than that, and sure, they may not be sharing kisses or holding hands or singing songs to each other, but the fact that they are willing to lay down their lives for each other, that they HAVE laid down their lives for each other and continue to do so, is reason enough for people to pair them together. In an interview, Katie McGrath (who plays Morgana) said that she thinks “it’s genius…Much of Bradley and Colin feel the same way.” in response to the question: “What do you think of fans pulling for a romance between Merlin and Arthur?”

            tl;dr Read up on the summary of BBC Merlin and check your facts, because the show is primarily about Merlin and Arthur and them both growing as both people and growing into their roles, as well as strengthening the bond between them. It’s not queer baiting, no queer baiting has been done. Arthur and Merlin are destined for each other, CANONICALLY, but the norms and conventions that modern society has placed upon a relationship between two characters – whether romantic or platonic – do not apply to them, simply because they are much more complex and just MORE in general than that.

          • Katie

            that was beautiful my friend

          • Kelby

            Do you even watch merlin? Maybe if you opened your eyes instead of being a bitch and actually watched the show, you would understand. I agree 1000000000%with Samuel. Until you do your research, keep your mouth shut.
            - love a merthur shipper. :)

          • g

            i have absolutely watched merlin before and sorry, bro, it’s queer-baiting

          • http://twitter.com/WoodenTailor WoodenTailor

            THIS IS AMAZING! BURN! MERTHUR FTW! :D

          • onedestiny

            You, my dear friend, said it better than I ever could. Thank you for defending our lovelies; and what’s best about this ALL OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS CANON. It’s fact, plain and simple. And the fact that this is a fact, really–do we need to say anything else? Merthur speaks for itself, since the very first episode, and I believe us fans don’t really need to defend it, because we simply see it for what it is. Kissing or physical closeness aside–the emotional bond that they share, all the trust and love, signifies so much more than whether they share kisses or not. Gwen and Arthur do that, and look at their relationship–it’s still Merlin whom Arthur, above all, trusts with the most vital things, such as “what should WE do?” when it’s about whether magic should be allowed in Camelot. Arthur doubts everything he’s ever been told, ever been taught by his father, and asks this question Merlin, by station merely his manservant, but so much more. He puts the entire fate of Camelot into Merlin’s hands, THE ENTIRE KINGDOM, which means more to Arthur than anything else. Merlin has Arthur’s trust in ways that other vital character never had, not even Gwen; and those are just facts. Merthur is made up of facts, and that’s what makes it so beautiful. They don’t need to be physically close as lovers when they, emotionally, very well already are.

          • lilla

            all the awards

          • jess134

            WOW. JUST. WOW, so much respect for merthur fans right now

          • http://www.facebook.com/kayla.esbjorn Kayla Ancrum

            queer bating?
            Oh then surely ‘The Once and Future King’ must be queer baiting as well.
            Merlin and Arthur’s bond transcends the laws of death and time even in medieval canon material.

          • John

            Merthru was canonized in its last episode-we didn;t get the kiss, but we got something much more :)

            And I won’t tell you that bc that would spoil it ;P

      • Miranda

        I’m sorry but actually klaine is not canon anymore so you can judge merthur. i do not think that the writing of glee put back them together.

        • Ruby

          Canon just means that it actually happened.

          So it doesnt matter if Klaine is temporarily broken up.

          They’re still canon.

          • 413

            it doesn’t matter that Merlin and Arthur are not red, they’re totally utterly pale

          • asdjfkl;

            ^ THIS.

          • http://twitter.com/Klaineddicted Eternity

            And I’m pointing out the word TEMPORARILY .. They’re gonna get back together, Ryan said they’re endgame. :D

          • gaa

            exactly. once a couple is hooked up that means they are canon. even puckleberry is canon

    • An

      Hey!!! I love both of them!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/A1vintagepixie Andrea

    How can people be voting for two ventriloquist dummies over Merlin and Arthur…..Madness!

  • Belén

    C’mon MERTHUR

  • http://twitter.com/ohmyizzi IzziStendanMerthur

    MERTHURRRR COME ONNNN

  • robin

    GO MERTHUR! xxxx

  • Merlin@

    Merthur
    for actual development in the characters and the history

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

    I love Glee, but I couldn’t vote for this pairing. It had to be Merlin.

  • yes

    klaine.

  • Name

    Haven’t watched the show, but I’m pretty sure Merlin wouldn’t cheat on Arthur and vice versa so…

    • A Queer Person

      Because they’re not actually gay or dating, that’s why. It’s not possible to cheat. Lol.

      • Leffanie

        Yes it is, when you cheated on a test I don’t actually think you were dating your test and when you betray someone (friend, girl/boyfriend, family) that’s how cheating work and Merlin nor Arthur have done it over 10 years.

        • A Queer Person

          Once again, THEY ARE NOT IN AN ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIP. No matter how you feel. You can’t use ‘oh they wouldn’t cheat on each other they’re so in love’ and stuff because they aren’t a couple. It’s queer baiting, and guess what? Kurt and Blaine were in love too. Desperately so, and that’s why Blaine cheated. He was so in love with Kurt that he got angry that Kurt was ignoring him (from his point of view) and he needed attention. I’m not saying I agree with what he did, I’m angry, but cheating is such a common thing in Glee, I don’t think of it as canon because its just lazy writing.

  • latchkeychild

    C’mon go Merthur! Also, glad to see destiel has made it so far :D

  • Laurie

    MEEEERTHUR!

    Come on guys! Klaine doesn’t dedicate their lives to save one another and make them the greatest rulers Albion has ever known!

    • The Truth!

      because they were never in real danger! -.-’ I mean Karofsky threatened to kill Kurt and all, and Blaine helped him get throught it so he kind of saved Kurt’s life and they may be on the rocks right now but by Christmas they will be okay again (I hope *fingers crossed*)

  • Sara

    Vote Merthurt! Klaine is over and they aren’t good like Merlin and Arthur ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000232774355 Katia Shvera

      klaine’s not over, they’ll get together during/after christmas

  • Ivy

    i like glee, but don’t like klaine, but also i don’t watch Merlin so better the devil you know. Klaine it is….for old times

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gavin-Walsh/100000260589961 Gavin Walsh

    Johnlock lost :O .. Come on Merthur

  • Sweetest66

    Klaine all the way!

  • A Queer Person

    I dunno, but I think we should vote for ACTUAL GAY COUPLES. You’re not for equality if you just ship people who aren’t going to be together, you’re just fetishizing.

    • Melody

      Seriously? What is wrong with people enjoying ships that “will never get together”? Just because they aren’t “canon”? Well, canon also had Blaine cheat on Kurt and than tries to give Blaine all the POVs and sympathy, so I’d rather vote for an “imaginary” pairing than an unhealthy one, thank you very much.

    • NargleHunter

      Why does shipping have to be a political statement?

    • another queer person

      I’ll ship whoever I d*** well please thank you.

    • Gary65

      If that’s your approach, then you shouldn’t be voting for Klaine either cos they’re not a couple anymore.

      As for my approach, I ship whoever I think has the best chemistry and what makes the best sense for those characters. It’s also perfectly possible to platonically ship a pairing. I’ve just seen Skyfall and I see great shipping material in Bond & new Q. I don’t think they should hook up though. I fail to see how that reflects in any way on my views on equality for gay people.

    • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

      I don’t see how ship bashing promotes equality or gay visibility. Let’s face it, shipping isn’t “SUPPORT THE LGBTQ* PEOPLE” it’s “these two have great chemistry, and I love them together”, so regardless of a canon relationship, it’s not furthering gay rights or trying to end heteronormativity. And that’s fine. Shipping isn’t about politics, it’s “adfsl;kjdsflkjas;lj god they’re so adorable/amazing/they make my heart hurt and just kiss already/FASDL;JK MY FUCKING FEELS”. And that’s amazing, and perfect and wonderful and a central part of my life. But do NOT tell me that shipping a canon couple is going to repeal DOMA any faster, or will stop my mother from attacking my sexuality when she’s pissed any sooner.

      Most of my ships happen to be non-canon male/male, and I’m a lesbian. So how am I fetishizing again?

  • Jade

    I know Klaine is canon and all that shit (and I ship it) but come on give Merthur a chance. It doesn’t even fall in either canon/fanon category because Merlin and Arthur are just literally destined for each other even after centuries pass. They’ll just reincarnate and find each other, only to fall in love all over again (whether they acknowledge it or not). If that’s not true love, then I don’t know what is.

    • Katie

      no because queer baiting sucks. why not be happy that a real queer couple is winning? :)

      • Jade

        I don’t think it’s queer baiting, to be honest. The Merlin writers and producers try really hard to make the Arthur/Merlin dynamic as platonic as possible, you’d know that if you watch the show, but somehow it just doesn’t work. Or maybe I just have my shipper goggles on. Now, I totally support Klaine, but somehow I think their development is lacking because Glee is an ensemble show and Ryan Murphy is not exactly known for making character dynamics complex. I don’t know if that’s too much to ask, though. Also, if you’d use that argument, then Dean/Castiel or Sterek winning in so many other polls would be a new case altogether. We don’t pitch couples in together to see who’s more canon than not, we ship these people because they have chemistry. And I know for a fact that Merthur does, with the passion of a thousand burning suns.

  • Katie

    So here’s the deal. I love both of these ships. Klaine is pretty much the only reason why I watch Glee and in the beginning they were freakin’ adorable. Because, let’s face it. The best part about any romance is the very beginning when there’s all this pent up sexual tension and you’re just waiting for that inevitable moment when they finally get together and you’re about to scream, “JUST KISS ALREADY!!!” So all of that’s over with Klaine. And it’s been over for a while. Sure, occasionally they’ll throw us a bone by having them kiss or get into a little fight, but up until this season, their relationship has honestly been pretty bland. They’re break up this season hasn’t even been interesting to watch because Kurt has been acting like a dick and Blaine is acting super pathetic (which really pisses me off because he’s always been the sexy dominant one in the ship… WHAT HAPPENED???) Anyways, the point I’m trying to make is that Klaine’s relationship isn’t fun anymore and it hasn’t been fun for a while because the beginning of the relationship, nail biting, are-they-freaking-going-to-get-together-oh-my-THEY-JUST-KISSED time is over. But in Merlin, we have something completely different. For five seasons, we have had nothing but that oh so adorable and amazing pent up sexual tension between Merlin and Arthur. It’s like a never ending game of “will there be any Merthur moments this episode??” or “are they going to freaking kiss already because it’s so damn obvious???” And I can’t get enough of that. Because if Merlin and Arthur actually got together, they would probably turn into a boring couple (i.e. Arthur and Gwen) because it’s a lot less interesting to watch a happy couple than a struggling couple (i.e. Jane and Mr. Bingley compared to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy). So please, for the love of Merlin, VOTE FOR MERTHUR.

    • katz

      “”Kurt has been acting like a dick and Blaine is acting super pathetic (which really pisses me off because he’s always been the sexy dominant one in the ship… WHAT HAPPENED???)”"

      excuse you, Kurt has never acted like dick, all he did was ignore one phone call while he was working(yes they were drinking and chatting but networking is very important with people like he was with).

      It’s Blaine why klaine is not same anymore, he is just messed up character like the cheating, ooc completely. And he is always on screen but does nothing only sings. which I have had enough. “sexy dominant one in the ship” yeah until bico was sang and hiatus came, after then his personality was mess and it’s getting worse with every episode. Helps that Darren acting is very questionable. (hopelessly devoted to you, just one big joke)

      Free kurt from blaine!

      but still i’m gonna vote for klaine because gueer baiting is not something to support and klaine has helped many people get rid of homophobia. (oh and fandom writes amazing fanfictions:D*)

      • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

        Merthur isn’t queer baiting, it’s just not canon. I don’t think that a ship, regardless of its status as canon or not, actually helps further social causes like repealing DOMA or what have you. It’s just a ship, it’s great, but it’s not like it’s going to help me get married anytime soon.

      • K

        Actually it was more than one missed phone call. What about the time Blaine struggled with his sexuality and Kurt told him bisexuality was an excuse to hide being gay (or whatever the quote was). Since being in NY, Kurt’s showed very little interest in Blaine’s life (for example the conversation where Blaine went to ask him what tie he should wear for the debate and Kurt immediately switched the conversation back to himself).

        And let’s not talk about the biggest dick move I think Kurt’s made. Asking his junior boyfriend to transfer from the security of his private school to go to a public school known for its homophobia simply because Kurt wanted to have a magical senior year. Then he graduates and leaves said boyfriend behind in the same school he was bullied at for years.

        Now I’m not saying Blaine’s perfect, because he’s far from it. But I don’t understand how people can paint Kurt as being an innocent saint. Because he’s not. They both have their faults But what I’ve always loved about Klaine is that they build from their mistakes and come out stronger together.

        • Sabrina

          oh please don’t pity blaine because he doesn’t look so bad at mchinley, he has won president (kurt with his his non-bulliying policy has lost), he has bullied the new’s girl ‘s mom and you want us to say that POOr blaine no sorry i don’t buy

        • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

          What Kurt said in the first paragraph seems incredibly bi-phobic, which is a problem in the LGBTQ* population/community. Was there a reason for his ignorance or…? Because if the show’s trying to be supportive of a gay couple, it kind of just lost any credibility with me.

  • No. Just no.

    People, please. How can Merthur lose to a glee pairing? GLEE?! When in glee will these people have to sacrifice everything for eachother? HOW CAN THEY BE WINNING?!?!?!

    • LilyLuna

      I’m not a terribly huge shipper of Klaine anymore, not after the past year or so of their relationship, but I don’t see the need to partonize them because of the show they’re from. When Kurt met Blaine he was being bullied to the point of having death threats directed at him for being gay. Their whole relationship rose out of a difficult situation and they made sacrifices to get eachother through it. I don’t see why you assume that because they’re from Glee, they can’t be taken seriously.

  • weirdlikeluna

    It won’t let me vote!!!!!! D’:!!! MERTHUR!!!!

    • azileea

      Try refreshing the page. (:

  • Kibblie

    Voted Kurt/Blaine. Merlin & Arthur, while having undeniable chemistry, isn’t something I ship. Kurt & Blaine were super cute, thus they have my vote :D

    • paula

      look at your keyword WERE supercute :)

  • Emily

    Klaine, all the way. Their love is eternal and real and they will work things out. I don’t hate Merthur, but Klaine for the win.

  • Millie

    MERTHUR FOREVER!!!!

  • gleek544

    Kaine for sure! they’re the cuttest couple ever!

  • Ems

    MERTHUR

  • Phantomfluteplayer

    While I don’t ship Merthur romantically, I still think their relationship is a ton healthier than Klaine’s at the moment. I think Merthur has a perfect bromance going on which I love SO much. Merthur has my vote. :)

    • Ev42

      You are me. I’ve been anti-Klaine for a very long time, & though I’m not big on Merthur, I like them well enough. I think they’d be way healthier together than Klaine ever was, for sure…

    • kate

      Completely agree. I wouldn’t want them to become romantic but there friendSHIP is amazing. Also I have always disliked klaine

  • Katpad99

    I can’t choose! I’m gonna say Klaine, because they’re actually IN a relationship. Well, not at the mo, but ya know what I mean :L

  • Dina

    Ok people are stupid if they think this no name relationship “Merthur” is gonna win against klaine. Glee is one of the most popular shows in the world. KLAINE

    • Ev42

      One can hope, especially since a lot of the Glee fandom is slowly waking up to how bad canon Klaine really is… So there’s hope still! (But yeah, hardcore Klainers are HARDCORE, so maybe not a lot of hope, but damn it, a girl can dream! :P)

      • John

        The Glee fandom is slowly waking up to how bad canon Glee is.

        • Ev42

          Lol, yes, that too, no one’s denying the massive, plot shaped holes in ever story they tell… But Klainers in particular have viewed the unhealthy, dysfunctional mess that’s been Klaine since, like, s2 as “ooh, romantic!”, even when it was just so obviously (to me) not, so you know.. They’re waking up to that in particular :P Without the rose tinted glasses, Klaine is especially bad, even for Glee.

          • John

            Nope. Kurt and Blaine had one of the healthiest, most communicative, and stable (and yes, romantic) relationships on the show until this season. Then the writers threw it out the window for drama’s sake. To quote someone else, “they were the last good thing in this part of town.”
            So I’ll vote for what they were, not what the writers are crapping out now.

          • Ev42

            They really, really weren’t. Not when Kurt pressured Blaine into going to a school dance he really didn’t want to go to, not when Kurt took his right to express himself in fashion by wearing a kilt to said dance over his imo moral obligation to try to support Blaine (who’s ONLY there for Kurt) at his first school dance since he was gay bashed and forced out of his old school. Not when Kurt passive aggressively pressured Blaine to leave Dalton – zero tolerance bullying policy, a big, supportive group of friends, far superior academics – for McKinley – where physical violence is so normal that no one reacts to people being harmed in the corridors, teachers don’t know their own subjects (Schue/Spanish), teachers verbally and physically abuse students (Sylvester/all the time), a school Kurt left in fear of his LIFE just a few months earlier – just so that Kurt’s senior year could be “magical”, even though they KNEW Blaine was a year younger and would be stuck there, but whatever, Blaine’s senior year wasn’t a concern, never mind what that kind of transfer would look like on his transcript when applying to, you know, university.
            Kurt at one point also had actual, legally obtained evidence that would actually hold in court that someone (Sebastian/slushie) had intentionally caused Blaine physical harm (the harm being intentional, the victim not, but it’d still hold, no matter who Sebastian’s daddy was) major enough to warrant surgery but decided to give that away, to the actual perpetrator! He didn’t consult Blaine on this, and it really was not his call to make, on any level (technically, it wasn’t even Blaine’s – I think he was underage there, right, so it would’ve been his parents’?). So yeah, no. That’s not romantic, that’s not healthy, that’s not a relationship I’d want for anyone.

            (and I know this sounds very Kurt-hate-y, but I really do like him. He was for a long time one of my favorite characters on the show. His behavior in Klaine, though, is inexcusable)

          • Ev42

            Um, sorry for the essay… I’m a very rambly person :P tl;dr: No. Really, really no.

  • secretlymartinfreeman_tumlr

    HOW COULD JOHNLOCK LOSE???
    I DON’T UNDERSTAND.
    MY OTP, GUISE. *flails pathetically*
    But vote Merthur. Because at least ONE of my OTPs must win.
    They must.
    as;lkjdriwajfslkdjf

  • Orihara

    It’s okay just this once for Merthur to lose because the other option means having to choose between Destiel and Merthur…and I just can’t do that.
    After this round I’m voting Destiel all the way.

  • Please.

    Please people, we’re losing by 10% ! Guys, find a place in your hearts for Merthur TT_TT

  • Sami

    Guys, both Merthur and Klaine are brilliant pairings. CALM THE FUCK DOWN. Whatever pairing wins this battle is going to be a good one so just chill.

    • Karen

      It’s mostly just one person kind of arguing with himself/herself. I’m very confused as to what’s going on…

  • Sanjana

    MERTHUR ALL DA WAY
    Where are all the Merlin fans?
    How can you possibly compare Klaine to Merthur

  • Gosh, your lips look delicious

    C’mon guys, stop bashing Klaine and Merthur. This is nothing to argue about, simply vote for who you like best and move on. Don’t leave mean comments about the ships.

  • azileea

    Merlin/Arthur is gaining! I. Cant. Even.

  • cl

    Merlin and Arthur had a great friendship that was growing and developing for the first few seasons of Merlin. But the lack of a magic reveal is hurting them severely. I do not ship them romantically but their banter and great friendship lead me to keep watching the show. This season they are stuck. After 3 years in between season 4 and 5 I thought their friendship would have grown to a level of maturity and respect where Merlin would no longer be forced to play “the fool.” Arthur has to put Merlin down with an insult before complimenting him. It’s not healthy. I ship Klaine because they are being tested at the moment and I can see that their relationship being explored and growing stronger because of it. There have been so many moments this series where a magic reveal could have happened, but Merlin continued to shy away from them under the pretense of protecting Arthur. All this betrayal is hurting them. Without a magic reveal I don’t think Merlin and Arthur are going anywhere.

  • http://twitter.com/VioletThunderrx //Keefa

    looking at that chart this will be nothing but hurt. all my OTPs against each other..

  • Random Asian dude

    Murther god damit

  • Roryduck

    M heart is breaking. Glee vs Merlin?! Buuut at least it’s Klaine. I can totally vote against Klaine and be fine.Go Merthur!!

  • Nonnie

    c’mon klaine doesn’t have even 0,00000000001% chemistry which Merthur has! and Merthur isn’t canon but even cast shipping the two of them! and yeah, i was a klaine shipper… long ago.

  • Baptiste

    Merthur can’t be failed ! Go vote for Merthur ! Klaine i don’t like at all !

  • carapherneilia.

    merthuur all the way.

    it just sucks cause Glee is a lot more popular than Merlin; Klaine is more known then Merthur is.
    soo common merthur shippers c:

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

    COME ON MERLIN FANDOM!

  • Katie

    Merlin’s Beard!! Klaine cannot win.

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

    Merthur REPRESENT!

  • tilla91

    Klaine against Merthur?!?! really?! That’s just mean!! xS I love the Bromance between Merlin and Arthur, and I love the Romance between Kurt and Blaine! How am I gonna choose?! *goes crazy*

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

      go for the underdog! Merthur! Merthur Merthur! Vote for Merthur!

  • Nicky

    Klaine is the best <3

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

    The comments does not reflect the polls. So many Merthur fans in the comments, Come on guys, you know who to vote for, the comments say so!

  • bvekrgpdead

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • http://www.youtube.com/mapthestars Mapthestars

    COME ON MERTHUR!!!!!

  • GirlWhoCriedWhenSiriusDied

    Go go go MERTHUR! Best ship in the show :D

  • Elphaba Thropp

    Only one of my ships has a chance now :(

  • shelley

    I feel like goof for asking but how do you vote? I clicked a link from Tumblr and all I see are standings…there’s no place to pick a pairing. Is the voting closed already?

    • KiVi

      I had the same problem. I just clicked on the chart and then on the left arrow to get you back on a previous page and voila :).

  • Emily

    KLAINE!!

  • happytobeyourdork

    It’s like asking me to pick between children…

  • Patty

    it said I voted for Klaine when I hadn’t voted and wanted to vote for Merthur??

  • http://www.facebook.com/emza62333 Em Filer

    ALL OF MY SHIPS ARE LOSING.

  • Allison

    Ship what you want but please don’t trash a ship while doing so. Please?

  • laila

    merthur is one great ship. and i love klaine but i’m in the merlin fandom by looong time so merthur this time. but guys don’t attack each other! they’re two beautiful pairings, they’re loved and popular don’t attack each other

  • Emrys

    Sorry, guys. But I think characterization and writing alone, Merthur triumphs. Blaine cheating on Kurt? Yup, that was *very* in character. Merthur’s love it legendary.

  • http://twitter.com/Safuza Vukwanrik

    I will ALWAYS choose a canon couple over a queer-baited couple. Klaine all the way!

    • Sarah

      I think your couple stopped being canon three episodes ago.

      • katz

        you obviously don’t know what canon means

  • Liza

    Guys…. We can’t argue with destiny!
    GO MERTHUR!!!!!!!

  • clarisse rinaldi salles de san

    Klaine is end game! :)

  • http://twitter.com/LauriiFndz Devon & Elizabeth ♥

    Devon & Elizabeth!

    Klainer 4vah

  • Gary65

    I never thought I’d see Sherlock fall so soon.

    LOL Goodbye Merthur.

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

    Sigh…looks like Merthur’s gonna lose. :( Ah well, I never thought it’d be such a close battle. NOW Doctor Who has to win!!!

  • pigfartsbadger

    I’m not voting this round… they are my American OPT and my BBC OTP! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE!!!???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1621470989 Mariah Anissa Ramos

    I love Glee. I love Merlin. I love Klaine. I love Merthur. But I love the constant teasing of Merthur and the adorable, hilarious moments between them. Klaine is pissing me off right now since both Kurt and Blaine are being such whiny little boys. And Merthur has a much deeper bond. Just thought I’d say this.

  • ickle-blaineykins

    i swear if merthur wins ugh

  • Lynn

    The next thing after this is to make sure Doctorose wins.

  • http://twitter.com/FireStarBooks Ashley ☺

    GO MERTHUUURRRR <333333333333

  • Kare

    This is going to come down to Dean & Castiel vs. Rose & Ten.

  • Julianna Montgomery

    KLAINE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Christi_Bueller Christi Farris

    TWO SIDES
    SAME COIN
    I COULDN’T BEAR TO LOSE YOU
    I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE
    THE STUDENT PRINCE

    NEED I SAY MORE?!!?!?

  • JoyRamer

    KLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINE!

  • meh

    Merthur

  • Jessie

    Klaine is forever. GO KLAINE!

  • SnatcherGirl

    Guys….Why is Merthur losing?!?!?!?! To a show that doesn’t know how to follow a continual plot line, let alone a stable relationship!??!?!?!

  • Jamie

    Ha! And Klaine aren’t queer baiting? Kurt is a mary-sue, protected and glorified by Ryan Murphy. Blaine’s initially been a tool to sell more records. Don’t get me wrong, I love their relationship, too, but it’s a teenage romance. A highschool fling – proven that it wasn’t a mature relationship with Blaine cheated on Kurt the second he wasn’t around 24/7. Merlin and Arthur continually show that, no matter what, they will do anything for each other. Including sacrificing their lives. The premise of the show is based around Merlin’s intertwined destiny to Arthur. They are literally linked by fate. By a bond so profound it will transcend through the ages. A relationship that’s been written since the dawn of time. I’m sorry, but a highschool romance just doesn’t compare. To Merlin vowing to protect Arthur at all costs – including giving up lifting the ban on magic. Something Merlin has said makes him who he is. He choice Arthur of his own identity. And Arthur going against the King of Camelot, just to save the life of a servant he barely knew. Merlin and Arthur have been together for over ten years and have showed time and time again that there is nothing that can come between them. Blaine and Kurt were together for, what, a year? And fell apart after one strain on their relationship.

    • Guest

      No they aren’t. You clearly don’t understand what queer-baiting actually IS. Profiting and marketing homoerotic subtext between two textually heterosexual characters without actually following through and making subtext text is queer-baiting. Because you’re selling the idea that there COULD be something more, drawing in viewership and fans that way, without actually having to following through with a homosexual relationship, casting light and representation to the lgbqt community. Its like shoving it into shade, hiding, or the never-can-mention like stigma that lauded homosexuality representation on screen from the 1950′s-1975-ish. Merthur will never be canon, everyone knows that. As are most of the ships in this battle. The creators of the show wouldn’t DARE. Yet they well know, and USE the subtext to their gain. Giving a sliver to the lgbqt community without the pay-off. Which is the whole problem. THATS queer-baiting.

      Klaine ISN’T queer-baiting because its ACTUAL representation of out, proud gay characters, and in a sexually consummated homosexual relationship. All sub-text IS text. The risk was taken, the characters relationship was given the text it DESERVED. THATS why klaine will never be queer-baiting. No matter what happens with them from here on, both Blaine and Kurt are gay and will either continue in homosexual relationships with other people or go back to each other.
      Thats representation, NOT queer-baiting.

      You’ve written up there about the lovely BOND and FRIENDSHIP Merthur share. Because that is canon, but the deliberate subtext of anything more is queer-baiting. Plain and Simple.
      Kurt and Blaine are young, and they make mistakes. But their love was undeniable, even to THEMSELVES. They have been through hell and back to get to where they are as people, and the hardships they’ve faced and will face together. I will fight in these polls to make sure the world knows how loved they are, and how much their relationship means to the the fans and viewers. They deserve the kind of happy fairy-tale ending thats is rarely given to homosexual characters on screen. They are the ones giving us hope. Not subtext Merthur which will never follow through and be canon. THAT is why I voted for klaine.

    • BlaineAnderSass

      You obviously do not watch the show. (Aka, your response= “OMG NOOO WE’RE LOSING? WAT. YOUR COUPLE SUCKS. THEY SUCK SUCK SUCK. OUR COUPLE DOESN’T LOL.OLOLOLOL” Yeah knock it off. You have no idea what Klaine has been through. (Blaine saved Kurt’s life, Kurt saved Blaine’s, and who the hell says that in mature relationships that there’s no cheating????? people make mistakes, it’s all about how they sort them out that matters)

      • Sophie

        This poll is about which pairing you get the most pleasure watching from -whether they be CANON OR NOT, QUEER-BAITED OR NOT. It doesn’t matter; it’s what the viewer gets from the interaction and what they perceive it as. Hell half the pairings competing aren’t canon! Honestly now it just feels like you Klaine shippers are just using it as an attempt to ‘up’ one on Merthur. It just sounds pathetic.

  • Tally

    Klaine. Always Klaine<3

  • http://twitter.com/glasswatar Sarah Sutherland

    No! How in the world did Johnlock lose??? Mind blown…

    p.s: Go Merthur.

  • http://twitter.com/Jesse_Horan ϟJesse Horanϟ

    KLAINERS GONNA KLAINE! <333

  • personwithanopinion

    Klaine is canon and Merthur is not. I like both pairings, but can we please keep it canon? Klaine has canonly been together over a year and everyone knows they are going to get back together in the end.

  • Katie

    GO KLAINE! GO AN ACTUAL GAY COUPLE! jesus i hate fanon queer baiting ships and the people that ship them. i hate them a lot.

    • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

      well then you hate most fandoms.

  • Ryuzaki

    Merthur for life!!! They shall beat insolence once and for all!

  • TravDogg

    I’ve just started watching Merlin, but on Episode 2 the appeal of Merthur is already competitive with that of Klaine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chelseamorganjohnson Chelsea Jay

    It was a hard decision for me because Merthur is so great, but Klaine was actually canon and even though they’ve done some pretty shitty things but I’m sure they’ll work it out and get back together…In the end, I voted for MERTHUR! Either way it wouldn’t matter because next round we all know Destial will win… and I have a feeling this will end just like AfterElton. A Destial v. Sterek showdown.

  • Nadine

    i know fandom and ship wars are intense, but I sort of feel like this is getting out of hand….Can we please stop dissing each other? it won’t change the fact, we like who we like. no matter, canon or fanon. :/ reading these comments make me sad, because i never suspected so much negativity from a show i really liked.

  • Sophie

    Friendly Reminder that Arthur is King but still hugged his servant, while Merlin was covered in mud too. And it wasn’t just a pat-on-the-back, ‘glad to see you’re still alive’ thing, it was him pulling Merlin roughly to his chest and burying his face into the side of Merlin’s face/neck….

  • Victoria

    Klaine.

  • http://twitter.com/Tran_Nagwaian Tran Nguyen

    People still ship Klaine? I never actually enjoyed their chemistry. Merthur, on the other hand. Dayum.

    • f

      no need to diss other ships just to make your ship look better. it just makes you look like a whiny petulant brat.

  • AshQuill

    Wow, tight race! For those who need convincing on why they should vote Merthur, please see the video below. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Ma1uLwHSE

  • aa

    lol do people realise that regardless which ship goes through the next round, they are going to be trashed by destiel? fully expecting this to end up another destiel v sterek war.

  • http://www.facebook.com/esme.tyler.5 Esme Tyler

    I shall vote for Merthur considering that Blaine is a cheating dick.

  • Ruby

    GO KLAINE!!

  • Saur

    I’ve loved Merlin/Arthur since I started watching the show in 2009. That’s 3 years. But I’m voting against them because S5 has been shit, their relationship has been ruined by the writers (you have to admit, they haven’t been very progressive as a pair, it’s just the same old tricks every ep), and I don’t want to see them to face the slash powerhouse known as Dean/Castiel. xD

    But either way, just like AfterElton this isn’t a legit contest.

    • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

      I actually enjoy series 5 the most, because to me we’re finally seeing reciprocal devotion (especially with the Dsir, even though that episode hurt like a motherfucker). For most of the show Merthur’s been “Merlin is so sacrificial or d’aww aren’t they just adorable” but I think we’re seeing the depths behind their adorbs now. Eh. Whatever.

  • multishipperpirateking

    Merthur is so canon that it’s actually embarrassing that it’s not ACTUALLY canon at this point…

  • http://www.facebook.com/kylereads Kyle A. Stewart

    “A tournament where we PIT fandom against fandom?” a typo under the What ‘s going on section. You’ve had this typo in every Battleship, I believe.

    This is a great idea, though… Go Glee!

    • nottryingtoberudesorry

      Not a typo :)
      (v.) pit·ted, pit·ting, pits: To set in direct opposition or competition: ex. a war that pitted brother against brother

  • H

    I don’t really see how you can compare Merthur and Klaine.
    MERTHUR ALL THE WAY

  • Chunky

    Come on! Vote Merthur! <3

  • Emily

    OH, HANG IN THERE MERTHUR, WE CAN DO IT!

  • Joy

    GO MERTHUR!!!!!!!!!! they’re just too cute to lose the poll!!! COMON!!

  • seriouslypickmerthur

    Merthur!

  • Angel

    I don’t even watch whatever show Merlin and Arthur are on (?) , but I still want them to kick Klaine’s ass. Klaine is among the worst fictional relationships ever! Go Merthur!

  • http://twitter.com/RobstenAwards SherlockedMerthur♥

    IF YOU WATCH THE SHOW THEN DO NOT TELL ME THAT MERTHUR IS NOT CANON OKAY?

  • Anne

    Klaine is true love, i’m done bye.

  • Gary65

    It’s kind of ironic how all the comments are about Merthur, yet Klaine is winning.

    Keep going, Merthur fans. Delena did it(and they were losing by a much bigger margin). You can do it too :)

  • beacriss

    who run the world? KLAINERS

  • KaitlynDillon

    Kurt and Blaine for ETERNITY
    I don’t even know what Methur is

  • Jerry

    I hate both these shows, and since Robin/Barney and Penny/Leonard were kicked out, I don’t like Battleships anymore! Sore loser!

  • daenerys

    mom, please Merlin and Arthur! :(:(

  • mer

    Come on Merthur!!! :D

  • daenerys

    merthur!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kfaye

    I feel like it might be Dean/Castiel and Damon/Elena in the end, ESPECIALLY after last week’s TVD episode. The fans are practically rabid! :) We will just have to see if Delena can beat out Stiles/Derek and the Dr.

  • daenerys

    mom, please. merlin and arthur.

  • http://twitter.com/janine_jks janine JK’S ϟ

    klaine and destiel <3

  • Katie

    it just took about 20 refreshes before it stopped showing results and finally let me vote… is there a reason this keeps happening/anything that can be done to fix it?

  • Firefly155

    VOTE MERLIN!

  • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

    Dude, Merlin and Arthur do ANYTHING for each other. Merlin gave up his magic and own personal happiness, Arthur would have given up his kingdom, the way his father ruled (the only thing he had left of him) for each other. Arthur has defied Uther TWICE to save Merlin, by episode four of season 1 they were both prepared to die for each other. Merlin actually told destiny to screw off during the Dsir, in order to try to ensure Mordred’s death (and Arthur’s security), since Arthur’s safety was more important to him than a magic-friendly Camelot. Merlin several times has said, I’m happy to serve you for the rest of my life, I’ll protect you or die at your side, throughout the show. Arthur asks him for advice on how to rule his kingdom, he asks A SERVANT, not his queen, not his knights, a servant, on how to rule his kingdom.

    And you say Merthur isn’t canon. Canon means canon interactions and relationships, all of the above, my dears, is canon.
    BTW, where’s the vote button? I’m really confused, I only see results, not voting.

  • Sweetalison007

    Please vote for Merthur guys!!!!!! It is the MOST ROMANTIC of all slash pairings….. intense longing stares? Check. Sacrificing each other for each other? Check. Checking each others …..finer points? Double check. Copious amounts of UST ? Check.

  • Rosie :D

    Vote Merlin/Arthur
    The Arthurian legend is about love, betrayal and magic. (I think :/)
    No only is the love about Lancelot and Gwen / Arthur and Gwen.

    It’s about Merlin/Arthur how Merlin became Arthur’s man servant. As they grew trust through out the years. How Merlin a village boy has risked his life for a king, also how a King has so much faith in Merlin, and would sacrifice his land for his servant. Merlin had to give up his happiness about the future and how Camelot will be allowed magic to roam through the streets, so he could save Arthur’s life.

    Therefore on that note I all advise you to vote Merlin and Arthur.

    As slash or friendship… And any other thing. Thanks :)

  • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

    I know Klaine is a canon relationship and that’s great and all, it really is. But to me, Merthur is much more intense, it’s much stronger, and the stakes are always higher for them.
    From the beginning, even when it was only destiny that tied Merlin to Arthur, Arthur was ready to die for Merlin, 4 episodes into the first season. Arthur defied Uther, twice in order to go running off after Merlin and save him, every single time. As Merlin grew to care about Arthur (and for the rest of the show), he said that he was happy to serve Arthur until the day he died. And several times he’s said something along the lines of “I will protect you, or die at your side.” Even when he had the opportunity to make Camelot a magic friendly city, to be happy and free as a sorcerer, to fulfill his destiny and save Camelot, he turned it all down because he needed to make sure that Mordred would die. He put Arthur’s safety ahead of his own happiness and freedom, even though it wasn’t part of his destiny. He told a goddess to screw off, because Arthur needed to be safe. On Arthur’s side, time after time, he’s put the fate of Camelot in Merlin’s hands. Merlin is a servant, nothing more, and yet had he told Arthur to allow magic in Camelot, Arthur would have. He would have given up how he’d been raised, what was left of his father, all of it because Merlin asked him to.

    • BlaineAnderSass

      But, the creator actually said that they were (ACTUAL QUOTE) “eternity”

      • BlaineAnderSass

        So, it’s not “logic” it’s factual

        • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

          and since your ship is canon, you get to lord it over the rest of us? because canon=perfect?

          Forget logical, don’t be a dick.
          Again, vote because they have great chemistry or what have you, regardless of canon or fanon. I’m just seeing a lot of fanon hate on here and it’s rather absurd.

  • BlaineAnderSass

    It’s funny that you people actually believe Merthur will win this one…You have NO idea what Klainers are capable of. We’ve raised $24,000 for SCRIPTS of SINGLE SCENES of our couple. We got the show’s creator to one MILLION followers, just because he said he’d release the scene. And, currently, with our couple temporarily broken up (Yes it’s temporary, even the creator says they’re “eternity”, and plus we know just about every spoiler there is to know) , we’re more passionate and fired up then ever. I know the pain of a noncanon ship, (Destiel, among others), but trust me, Canon ships can hurt so much more. And it’s that pain that makes you so determined.

    • jenny

      No Ryan gave us the scene without him reaching a million followers. A klainer paid 14,000 for a box of tissue signed by Darren/Chris. Us klainers be cray

  • me

    MERTHUR MERTHUR MERTHUR MERTHUR

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    It’s closer than I thought it was gonna be. Not expecting Merthur to beat the Klaine powerhouse but I did vote the former… cause shipping isn’t all about physical romance. :) That friendship is the core of the show, and they’re literally destined to be together. And in some ways the fact that they’re not a romantic pairing makes that fact even more beautiful.

    • BlaineAnderSass

      I understand the whole physical/friendship thing, but here’s the thing: Kurt and Blaine were best friends before and after they got together. That’s was/is core of their relationship, too. (Not to mention Blaine most likely saved Kurt from doing something he’d regret) (Basically he saved his life)

      • Really?

        Seriously? Merlin has saved Arthur’s life hundreds of times! That’s practically his occupation…
        Still, I’m not flaming on you.
        Everyones entitled to their opinions…but I couldn’t let this one slide XD

  • Az

    At least Klaine isn’t just queer baiting. Doesn’t matter if you like them or not, they’ll get back together and, sadly, Merthur won’t ever be canon (SERIOUSLY THEY SHOULDN’T QUEER BAIT IT’S WRONG JUST LET THE GAYS BE GAY SO THEY CAN GAY GAY GAYAYGGGG

  • Ally

    To everyone surprised that Klaine is beating Merthur – even with Glee sort of on the downhill (which it has been. Since season 3, really)…Glee has a bigger (read: louder) fandom. And a lot of that fandom still ships Klaine with the angry fist of god, even though they’ve broken up and really hurt each other lately. Same thing holds true with the Destiel/Johnlock battle. Sure, for those the fandoms are both huge and loud…but Destiel shippers stop at nothing to make their ship win everything. It’s how it goes. Not saying people shouldn’t vote, because voting is important. But, much like other sorts of votes/elections, you can often just guess who is going to win, no matter which one you prefer.

  • Marty

    GO KLAINEEE!

  • SnatcherGirl

    Hey hypable. Just opened the page, and for some reason, Kurt’Blaine is bolded like I voted for them…which I didn’t considering I’m a Merthur fan. Just a heads up that bugs be flying about.

  • http://twitter.com/MrsDopamina Luny Dopamina

    KLAINE!!!!!!!!!! <3

  • GleekForLife

    KLAINE !!!

  • Peth

    KLAINE!

  • kaythen

    I’m kinda glad I’m not a part of the Merthur fandom. I mean, tearing down other ships over a poll?

    • MERTHUR

      I think there’s been so much negativity from us, Merthur shippers, because it’s hard to accept that Klaine is winning. Let’s face it: if Merlin had as much viewers as Glee does, Merthur would win this without a doubt, regardless of the ‘canonness’ of each ship. It’s SO obvious to anyone who watches both shows eg. me! :D which ship has more chemistry. It makes me want to cry how unfair it all is. But yeah, sorry bout the hate. We give as much as we get ;)

    • Jane.Doe

      Uh wow. Have you got eyesight problems, or just have blinders on? There has been a LOT more tearing down on the side of Klaine shippers against Merthur than the other way around.

  • http://twitter.com/7Love_YourSmile Ex-@7Belieber_Gleek

    Kurt & Blaine are the best. Klaine is the cutest relationship.

  • http://twitter.com/7Love_YourSmile Ex-@7Belieber_Gleek

    how can I vote?

  • kekekekelly:D

    it doesn’t matter who’s gonna win this round because destiel will beat it later on anyways.

  • Aithusa

    It’s pretty disappointing that some of the Klaine fans are calling Merthur shippers delusional? It’s about who we want to be together, not real couples (though real couples are included). Surely you understand that? Fair enough vote for who you want for but don’t insult other people and their otps for that. This is about chemistry not canon, and Merthur’s chemistry is pretty outstanding.

  • pooey

    how duh fuck do i vote…?

    • http://twitter.com/CoffeeNFandoms Annemarie

      reload until it gives you the option to vote.

    • pooey

      oh right…

      • pooey

        its ok i got it.

  • Mandy

    Love both, but Klaine is my OTP.

  • verbalkeyboardsmash

    I, personally, went for merthur on this one (even though I was a huge klaine shipper before) because of the loyalty and love in between them. Even as friends, they trust one another with their lives and would risk everything to ensure the other’s happiness even at the cost of their own. They’re relationship took years to build and it’s something precious to both of them. (so, you know. Merthur and Brolin)
    I see lots of Klainers saying that they’re superior because they’re canon, but really that’s obviously not the most important aspect. I mean, if a writer put two people in a relationship together, but one of them physically abused the other one, they’re still canon. but does that make them better than other ships that aren’t? I don’t think so. Klaine might be a better ship to you than merthur, but the reason shouldn’t be because it’s canon. It should be because they love each other, or because they’re meant to be, or you know. Something with actual substance. :D
    I know you guys love your ships, but please don’t bash other peoples. Especially if you’ve never even SEEN the other show.

    but you know. GO MERTHUR~ we have the best fanfictions~ (asdfjkl;loadedmarchasdfjkl;) (and that’s coming from a person who has a giant collection of klaine fics)

  • marge

    i dont understand what is going on, i voted merthur but it highlighted Kurt/Blaine as if i voted for them. i’ve had at least 10 other friends tell me the same happened to them. has this poll been hacked? not cool if it has.

  • nicky

    Klaine is the best couple ever <3

  • Sanjana

    VOTE FOR MERTHUR NOW
    The Once and Future King x The soon to be most powerful sorcerer of all time
    SHIP IT. LOVE IT. VOTE IT.

  • Kayla

    VOTE KLAINE!!

  • JJJJane Doe

    Of course klaine is winning, it is THE SHIP TO RULE ALL SHIPS.

  • Lily

    Anyone saying Klaine is done..

    Eternity/21.

    That being said, I think we shouldn’t fight. Both couples are so cute :)

  • http://twitter.com/idjitanna Anna Purina

    Merthur all the way.

  • asking

    When does this end?

  • Sam

    I don’t think this is a completely fair contest since one is canon and one is not. Either way I’m voting for Merthur, whether you see their relationship as romantic or just a friendship it’s a way better relationship than Klaine anyday. Klaine was written completely around convenience ‘wow the two main gay characters got together how surprising!’ Merthur is about loyalty and friendship (love) and they’ve proven time and time again they would do anything to save the other. Merthur is the only way, whether you ship it romantically or otherwise.

  • theonewhowrites

    I love both ships, but I have to go with my cannon babies. So, Klaine for the win!

  • lionheartofcamelot

    AWWW SNAP MERTHUR COME ON!!!

  • RussellTurner

    Come on people Merlin and Arthur! Best Bromance EVER!

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

    Merthur catching up!

  • onigi

    Merthur is may not be a canon couple but we got a whole show about them and they stick together all the time. Isnt that canon enough?

    • P

      agree and it’s not some stolen glances or cheating story :) for me they’re more canon

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

    soooo close yet sooo far

  • i’m a random

    what the HELL is happening??!!! MERTHUR!!!!!!! whoever’s voting for klaine, know that i’m seriously judging you.

  • DearMyDreamer

    I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW TWO LITERALLY LEGENDARY FIGURES WHO WERE CREATED ~1000 YEARS BEFORE GLEE ARE LOSING RIGHT NOW. IF MY LITERARY DEGREE COULD CRY, IT WOULD BE CRYING HARDER THAN MY SHIPPER HEART.

  • ColorfulAlibi

    I just really like Klaine so I hope they win. Good luck Merthur shippers :) I don’t watch the show but you guys are good fans so good luck.

    • MERTHUR

      THANK YOU! :D

  • ColorfulAlibi

    Good luck Klaine! And also good luck Merthur shippers :) my votes not with you, but you’re good people anyways.

  • http://twitter.com/WoodenTailor WoodenTailor

    Merthur gots this.. it’s destiny!

  • shantih

    I’ve noticed the vote totals haven’t changed in the last few hours? (still stuck at 5316/5500) Is the poll closed now or is there still time for Merthur to catch up? (we are sooo close!)

    • emrys

      i wish they would tell us when the polls close on the 2nd day because i know of a lot of people trying to vote merthur since 2am CST with no luck. it actually makes me wonder if it’s first to 5,500?? *shrugs* I wish it were still people vote, we were making a comeback!

  • Love

    And what’s the point of canon if their bond is so weak and so easy to break. If it’s just a guy pass by in yr life and gone. Merthur’s bond is the strongest no matter their bond is in platonic or romantic way. Their destiny are entwined in every life times. Klaine…one year anniversary? (and oh! cheating) but for Merthur …one life span just isn’t enough. They had many hard times and obstacles. The risks they take. The sacrifices they make. But they still be there for each other. And what it took for Klaine to break up? just long distance relationship. Merlin and Arthur can’t be one without the other. And that fact is canon.

    I don’t really care about the result because I know what my heart belong to is so precious and so so much beautiful than anything else in the world that you hater will never understand. I write this because I feel oblige to do something to hate comment even though I really like how cute when Kurt and Blaine is together.

  • coocoo

    Klaine is endgame

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.devries.5 Charlene de Vries

    Merthur all the way but this site is terrible and won’t let me vote! Serioulsy where is the freaking vote button :(

  • hellolala

    damn it wheres the voting thing! I cant see it!

  • Brit

    KLAINE YUSH

  • Lillian

    how the heck do you vote in this thing?

    • marge

      i know, it’s not letting many people vote since around 2am CST

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000693717976 Jessy Hussy Lewis

    VOTE MERTHUR!

  • Jess

    Merarthur doesnt need to be canon.
    It’s perfect but, in this case, I prefer Klaine.
    They’re so lovely.

  • Jess

    Merarthur fans insulting Klaine… That’s not cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000232774355 Katia Shvera

    Merthur is not even canon, just someone’s fantasy, while Klaine have a wonderful future together, marrying, creating a family, having children, growing old together in a lighthouse <3 Vote for Klaine :))

  • http://hypable.com Selina

    That was insanely close. Wow. 10,000 votes though, holy crap! Well fought, both sides.

    • emrys

      does that mean the poll is closed? I dont think most of us know when it closes. i know it lasts 2 days but at what time do the polls close on the 2nd day?

    • claudia

      are these contests first to 5,500 votes? because that’s when the poll seemed to close, which i noticed to be around 2am EST. I know this because a couple of my friends weren’t able to vote. I thought these polls were open until 12 EST or close to that time. Plus nowhere was it stated it was first to 5.5K only that it was whoever got the most votes (meaning no limit). I bring this up because things could’ve drastically changed over night and merlin could’ve potentially triumphed. not cool we’re not told exactly how this poll works. not to mention all the people in the comments having trouble voting throughout the 2 days.

  • carlene

    MERTHUR

  • Jess

    Is this contest close? O.o

  • Jane.Doe

    Is there something wrong with the voting? The numbers have changed only once in the past hour.

  • han

    It’s not over yet, is it?

  • Mar

    Vote Merthuuuuuuuuuuuur! <3

  • Darren’sGirl

    Although I love Merthur, Klaine all the way!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/paulaaguir Paula Aguirre

    merlin

  • ?

    Could someone please explain to me how I vote? Am I just being really stupid or is the link not appearing on my computer? Because all I can see is- IT’S TIME TO VOTE, then Which relationship do you prefer? And then there’s just those bars showing the current results? Anybody out there who can help?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lifeturquoise Sarah A. Zaki

    Muther

  • I love Klaine AND Merthur

    HOLD THE MOTHER FUCKING PHONE PEOPLE!!!

    All the Merthur-ights need to STOP talking shit about Klainers!
    Klaine is THE MOST valid gay ship we have right now! Not only are they a canon couple, (not saying Merthurs not canon), they have KISSED and had SEX!!! ON FOX!

    That in and of itself is a win! To be able to have two boys, on tv, dating, kissing, holding hands, flirting singing duets, basically just being adorable, being sexually active AND talking about it! Is a big fucking deal, Klaine has opened HUGE doors for every other gay ship that will come after them so weather you ship them or not you owe them some fucking respect!

    Even if Klaine is on the rocks right now it doesn’t undo all the good they have already done, gay teen couples are becoming more and more excepted and Klaine was a big part in helping that happen. So for the sake of your own ship, don’t rip on them.

  • http://twitter.com/WoodenTailor WoodenTailor

    Dammit! The voting window was 48 hours? This is bullsh@ >:(

  • Merthur

    Merlin and arthur

  • mykie

    vote merlin and arthur

  • claudia

    to those who didn’t get to vote this morning because the poll was closed 12hrs too early (by mistake), they are considering reopening it if enough people ask for it (not sure how many people need to say yes for them to do it…). anyways, this discussion is being held in the DW vs avatar poll (it’s like the 2nd comment thread): http://www.hypable.com/2012/11/20/hypables-battleships-doctor-who-vs-avatar/ so make your voice heard if you still want your chance to vote

  • stardust17

    Merlin and Arthur get my vote. Go Merthur!!

  • COME ON!!!

    Come on Merthur fans! We’re catching up! We can do this!

  • Taneya

    MERTHUR holy hell

  • Ro

    everything is Klaine and nothing hurts.. :)

  • me D:

    Merthur! one of my favorite ships

  • nothingelseis

    How do I vote? I see where it says “time to vote” but there is no button to click for either OTP…. is there?

  • http://twitter.com/DevinCarnes Sabrina Cacciatore

    I love both ships how am I suppose to choose?!

  • http://twitter.com/DevinCarnes Sabrina Cacciatore

    I have to say sometimes Merthur is more gay than Klaine but who cares I love them both

  • Sweetest66

    Klaine is endgame <3

  • lia

    love them both :’) merthur is epic though

  • Nixie

    I think it was kind of harsh to put these two against each other, when both could easily have beaten out a lot of the other pairings on the board who may get through because of being pitted against ‘weaker’ pairings.

  • Katie

    Merthur!

  • Lancelot

    MERTHUR

  • merthur forever

    HOW DO YOU VOTE

  • meghan

    merthur

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