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Our second-to-last BattleShips poll for the final rounds begin with Doctor Who and Avatar. Will the Doctor & Rose continue to the finals or will Aang & Katara win it out? You decide!

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?

- Rose/The 10th Doctor (82%, 4,506 Votes)
- Katara/Aang (18%, 985 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,491

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If it doesn’t let you vote, refresh the page! Voting ends on November 22nd at 12PM EST.

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

    Oh so tough… absolutely love them both!

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

    I think this is the only round in the semi-finals that is going to be won by a huge margine. Doctor Who FTW!

    • tanya

      could someone from the staff please explain that last poll to me?? why were no more votes allowed once glee got 5,500 at ~1am CST?? are these competitions first to 5500 because i was under the impression it was whoever got the most votes not who reached a certain number first. also at what time on the second day do these polls close because nobody has given us these details prior. it just doesn’t seem right when so many people were trying to vote this morning with no luck

      • Sarah

        it was closed this morning it looks like, and they’ve been out for days haven’t they? If you hadn’t voted by then, you were probably trying to vote multiple times.

        • tanya

          no i only voted once. I thought it was only 1 vote per ip address, is that not correct? I only know about it appearing closed at 1am-ish because I had a couple of friends who hadn’t voted and were trying at that time. they print screened the results coming up on the screen to show me the counter had stopped at 5500 for glee and it wasn’t letting them vote. and this morning at 8am i noticed the results were basically the same as when they sent me their screen shots

          • Nina

            the polls are posted at 12pm and open for 48 hours. there is some sort of slight bug or something where it sometimes just gives you the results instead of the option to vote. you need to just keep refreshing and it will eventually let you vote.

            I’m not a mod or in any way involved in this competition so I can’t say anything “officially”, but this has happened with literally every poll. They’re up for 48 hours, if it hasn’t been 48 hours yet, it’s still open, you just need to keep refreshing the page.

          • Katie

            If this is true I think it would be helpful for the mods to post something about this… There seem to be a lot of people in the comments of every poll saying “why won’t it let me vote?!” So maybe a little note in the original post saying “having trouble? keep refreshing!” or something… or maybe find a way to fix the problem?

          • shantih

            This is a different problem though than that one because this time literally no one was being able to vote or have their vote counted. Usually when you refresh the page, the totals would at least change a few votes every few minutes, this time the poll was just frozen. To be fair, I think they should reopen the poll for the 10 hours of voting time that we didn’t get. The totals are close enough that it could change the outcome of the results easily. Oh well :(

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

            I’m not aware of any bugs in the system but I’ll ask. I don’t know why it stopped at 5500. I’ll definitely look that up!

          • shantih

            Ok, thank you so much!

          • tanya

            Thank you for looking into it.

            and I agree with @d5a6f8b07f0ac3ac660f94db8646717e:disqus that the poll should be reopened for another 10hrs to make things fair, but I also think we should be told in advance so we will know.

            & this is the screen shot from 1am, I believe there was only 1 vote counted after this was taken. I also noted the total doesn’t reflect the actual total votes (not sure if that matters).

            and before I’m messaged about merthur being bolded, the friend who took the screen shot was the only one of my friends who was able to cast a vote

          • tanya

            omg i dont know why it says that for the tag!!! i was trying to tag shantih for their comment.

          • shantih

            it’s ok I used that as a handle when I was replying to another comment on here to make a point and I think that was why it did that :). I also vote to reopen!

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

            So it actually wasn’t a bug, I had accidentally closed the poll at 12Am instead of 12PM. It’s up to you guys, but I was going to leave it closed because both sides had the same amount of time to vote. So unless popular opinion is that it needs to be re-opened Klaine will go on to the finals, because it was a fair battle. Just shorter than the previous ones.

          • tanya

            I vote to reopen as so many people were trying to vote this morning as evidenced by that poll’s comments. Plus, not to mention, it was a close poll so it could’ve still potentially ended differently if it had been given the final 12 hours.

            if it were to be opened, would announcement be made here? would it be the full 12 hours? and when would it start? also, am I right to assume those who already voted wouldn’t be able to, to make it fair? so many questions, sorry

          • emrys

            ditto! i vote to reopen

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

            If the poll is re-opened it won’t let others who’ve already voted vote again.

          • Jenny

            Leave the poll how it is. It could get messy again if open. Klaine was ahead the majority of the time the poll was open. They are the winners.

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

            I’ve made a decision and we’ll announce it next BattleShips so keep an eye out on the 22nd.

          • marcel

            what time is this supposed to happen? are new polls not posted at 12 est? i keep checking to read announcement but really this is getting late. I’m not sure many ppl will be checking this later on with turkey & the fixin’s on their mind, so would it even be fair to reopen (if that’s the case) a post when most will be with family? i’d say if you’re to reopen do it tomorrow, but still make announcement today.. wheenver that will be..

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

            I too believe it should be re-opened.

          • claudia

            reopen! many were cheated to not vote

          • Josh

            Reopen please

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

        It must have been a rare bug, because we have other polls on the site that have reached over 20K. I’ll try to make sure it doesn’t happen again!

    • Gary65

      The only question now is, what will you do when it’s Dr. Who vs Sterek?

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

    i dont think avatar stands a chance, but i’m bummed on the whole that all my OTPs are gone at this point. clearly i need to get into some other fandoms lol. i’m gonna root for doctor who now because it’s such a legend in television.

  • ravenclaw1991

    Damn it! Merthur lost the last round. CRAP! Oh well.. Gotta go for Doctor/Rose even though I don’t ship them.

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

    Avatar has nothing on Doctor Who.

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

    Rose and the doctor are my only OTP left! My personal favorite, Rumbelle, was barely beat by Swan Queen. :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002255052909 Remy Quist

    Awww love them both, gotto go for Rose/Ten though.

  • Phantomfluteplayer

    Because every ship of mine has lost thus far, I refuse to let Doctor/Rose lose. Doctor/Rose, you’re my only hope!

    • Elphaba Thropp

      Hear, hear!

      • Lynn

        The Doctor’s and Rose’s have been for quite long, even when the Doctor changed Rose still loved him and saved him at the risk of her own life twice by ripping apart the fabric of the universe.

        • Elphaba Thropp

          …yes, I know…?

  • Kristen Kranz

    Oh, Rose/Ten. How I love thee. Let me count the ways…

  • http://twitter.com/DelenaMae Delena Obermaier

    The Doctor and Rose are gonna win this hands down.

  • LilyLuna

    Rose and Ten without a doubt. OTP <3

  • Roryduck

    All of my ships have lost so far. I don’t ship either of these, though they come from two of my favorite shows. I can’t even right now. I like DW better, but hate Rose. Zutara, but at least I like both of them…Katang, I hate you, but you’re my only hope.

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

    i only watched DW for them! Billie Piper <3

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

    Final = Rose/Ten x Destiel.

  • Shelby Walker

    No possible way that Rose and the Doctor will lose!!! They have to win!

  • Aithusa

    Okay Merthur and Johnlock are gone :( At least Destiel is still there – and doctor/rose is a huge otp for me so YEAH HERE WE GO

  • drakenology

    It would be better if it was the ninth doctor!!!

  • http://twitter.com/netholor Kristin

    I’m conflicted about the next level of this one. It will probably be Rose/10 vs Delena… Rose/10 will always be one of my all time favorite ships but Delena is happening right now. Something that will always have a place in my heart vs. something that’s currently wreaking havoc on my heart : /

    • Mishikall

      Though I’m grieving for Merthur’s loss, I think you’re right about the finals. And Delena is in a great position as of last week, finally a little more than hope and tease for us Delena fans..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001344528873 Wynona de la Calzada

      You do know that Delena is up against Sterek right? I don’t really watch both of those shows as much as I want to, but I’m pretty sure Sterek is a force to be reckoned with

  • http://twitter.com/nerdfightstuck abby

    i love the fact that the doctor has 86%



  • 324

    love Katara and Aang but common!!! is DOCTOR WHO!

  • Kate

    Love Doctor Who. Hate Rose. But I’ll vote for them anyway for now, then I’ll help to try to take them down.

  • Rich

    Kataang will always be my OTP, no matter what, even though they’re sunk here.

  • lynziferg

    It’s going to be Rose/Ten against Destiel isn’t it?

    • brie

      you bet! i can see it now… it’s gonna be bloody. :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1683360003 Paige Barton

      if that happens I don’t know what I’ll do!

  • Faolan

    so glad i missed the first lot, Penny/Leonard vs Rose/Doctor… i would have exploded!

  • http://twitter.com/SarahKHansen S.K.Hansen

    I love Doctor Who, but I prefer Rose/Nine to Rose/10. =/

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

    Ahahahaha, oh god that’s funny lol

  • brie

    I can’t believe merlin/arthur and sherlock/john lost!!! :’( wahhhh!!!! but at least rose/doctor seems to be winning!!! I hope they beat destiel!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/hoebama_sama Your Spirit Animalϟ

    This. Freaking. Sucks. I’M SORRY DOCTOR, THE AVATAR HAS MY VOTE!

  • Anna S.

    Doctor/Rose is my only solace for Matthew/Mary losing. Also they are perfect. in everyway, shape, and form possible.

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

    Haha, love how this isnt even a power struggle. Im not a devout Dr Who watcher, but the show deserves it.

  • Mishikall

    Just can’t believe Merthur is out of the running….

  • Spark

    I guess it just goes to show that ships of REAL relationships beats out ones invented by fangirls.

    • shantih

      Just because two people haven’t kissed doesn’t mean they can’t be in a “real relationship”. No one needs to invent anything. You are acting insecure about your own ship though if you need to invalidate other’s ships (that aren’t even on the same show?!?) just to make your own more valid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rachel-Gomoll/100000301670007 Rachel Gomoll

    i have a feeling that this is going to end with Destiel vs. Rose/10 …
    OH MY WORD THE FEELS?!??!?!?!?!? HOW WILL I EVER VOTE?!?!?!?

  • http://twitter.com/acjub CK

    I ship Rose and the Doctor. Doesnt matter which number. I wish we got to see her interact with 11 though.

    • LilyLuna

      Maybe for the 50th anniversary? I’m really hoping we get to see a return of Meta-crisis Ten and Rose.

  • meg

    C’mon Rose and The Doctor!!! you can do this!!!

  • Guest

    i was a zutara shipper

  • purpleteardrops

    How the hell do they expect me to choose between The 10th Doctor & Rose (when they win) vs Damon & Elena in the next round?!?! They are like my UOTP’s!!!

  • TheGirlWhoLived

    Katara belongs with Zuko anyways.

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

    10/Rose! Again, it’s not even a competition.

    Klaine won….. well at least this makes my choice easy now I don’t have to chose between Merther and Destiel.

  • Kevin

    Definitely Rose and the Doctor. I know Aang and Katara are adorable too,
    but they do not compare by a margin to Rose and the Doctor. Their
    relationship brought so much more pain, sorrow, but also happiness to
    all those in the Doctor Who Fandom. Also, the way they developed as
    characters and the way each of them could not live or breathe without
    the other…that certainly shows something. I also feel like Rose and
    the Doctor’s relationship was made almost without appearances being a
    factor. I’m no saying Christopher Eccelston is not cute and adorable. He
    is. But its not the same sort of appearance that Katara had that drew
    the two closer. I’m now rambling, and also crying because of how
    beautiful and amazing and fantastic and brilliant the two of them are. I
    love them SO much. I believe that Rose and the Doctor have just had
    this complex and beautiful relationship that cannot be matched with
    almost any other. I found myself supporting the two of them so hard
    throughout the seasons they occupied. They are also my biggest OTP (for
    any Fangirls/Fanboys out there) and that of course was a deciding factor
    for me. I wish the best of luck to Aang and Katara, but I stand by my
    decision I,000,000,000 x 10 to the I million power percent.

  • http://twitter.com/adrirocksout Adriana Contreras

    Why! These two pairings are my flagship OTPs. So hard to choose.

  • Ally

    I love watching this go and seeing everyone I expected to win actually win. Even if they’re not the one I ship more of the two competing. I like having a good grasp of the fandoms though. And knowing what ships win over others just from everything I’ve seen. Final predictions – Klaine will lose to Destiel (unfortunately). Rose and the Doctor will lose to Sterek (Unfortunately). And it will be another Destiel/Sterek blood bath. May the better super natural beings win (I’m team Sterek, simply because I’ve never watched Supernatural) xD

    • kivi

      You should watch it :) Amazing series. 5 episodes were enough to get me addicted.

    • Lilly

      Haha I guess your predictions aren’t what you thought. You just assumed that Delena would lose to Sterek when they beat them by a solid 2%.

  • http://twitter.com/bsbrock Janeth Gutierrez

    Another landslide for us it seems. :D

  • MrMelk

    i’m not saying that Doctor who shouldn’t win. but it is quite obvious that the Zutarians does not want Kataang to win and votes Doctor who and Rose. that is a reason the doctor who is winning by som much.

    • Stormageddon

      I’d give Ten/Rose more credit than that, it’s a massive ship in the Whovian fandom and they absolutely pwned Penny and Leonard last round as well.

  • Kavitha

    This was actually super hard for me, especially since ATLA has been with me for so long, but Doctor Who is amazing and everything. I ended up going with Kataang, not necessarily because I prefer that ship, but because it wasn’t getting much love. :P

  • Lauren

    Can’t believe Johnlock is not included! Doctor who is my only hope!!!

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

    it’s sad that the last few rounds ARE ALL MY SHIPS. IT’S TOO HARD TO DECIDE!

  • sunflowa

    why can’t I vote for this?? haven’t voted yet…

    • sunflowa

      nevermind, I just kept refreshing :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/katherine.letze.9 Katherine Letze

    Im glad I came in late there are far too many that I love!

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

    Sherlock’s gone, Merlin’s gone, Doctor Who better win!

  • Amanda

    Ten/Rose: My OTP before I knew what an OTP was.

  • Abster

    I have refreshed the page like 5 times now and it’s still not telling me vote! Aang and Katara are my vote!! I must have a chance to pick them!!

  • Nina

    when does delena vs sterek go up??

  • Joe

    Dr. Who is quality TV. Avtar is big budget anti-Americanism at it’s worst, made by a film maker who is a jerk.

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