BattleShips continues as we begin our very first ship poll. Which Vampire Diaries ship will make it off to the fandom vs fandom showdown? Update: A winner has been selected!

Hypable has decided to take the monumental task of hosting a fandom shipping tournament, where we pit ship against ship and fandom against fandom to see which relationship will emerge the victor. In our qualifying round we asked you to pick your top 10 favorite fandoms, and we decided that the race was so close we actually made it the top 16.

And now The Vampire Diaries gets the honor of beginning our preliminary rounds to see which ship will represent each fandom in the final showdown.

And your Vampire Diaries OTP is: Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert

‘TVD’ Shipping Recap

Let’s get you a little lesson on The Vampire Diaries ships. Who’s canon and who’s fanon (fandom created)?

What we consider canon

Stefan & Elena, Damon & Elena, Caroline & Tyler, Caroline & Klaus, Matt & Elena, Stefan & Rebekah, Bonnie & Jeremy, Jeremy & Anna, Jenna & Alaric, Katherine & Stefan, Katherine & Damon, Caroline & Matt, Damon & Rebekah, Matt & Rebekah

As per our opinion, a canon relationship is one where the two characters have actually been involved in some sort of emotional or physical relations on the show. Flirting, kissing, sleeping together, that’s all something that would make a pair a canon ship. At least, that’s how we see it on Hypable. We’ve seen the characters above do everything from a small kiss to steamy sex scenes.

What we consider fanon

Elijah & Elena, Matt & Tyler, Stefan & Klaus, Bonnie & Elena, Katherine & Klaus, Klaus & Elena, Damon & Alaric, Bonnie & Damon, Katherine & Elijah, Caroline & Stefan

A fanon ship is something that the fans would love to see on the show, but hasn’t actually happened (yet). Inside this realm of ships are also all the ships that have been hinted to in the show, but nothing has actually occurred.

There are also the ships that are inspired by two characters just interacting and having great chemistry. While these aren’t romantic relationships on the show, they’ve definitely turned out their fair share of romance fics and images on the internet. When we saw Damon & Alaric work together and kicking ass, we couldn’t help but ship them together, despite the two being completely straight in the show. There’s also the idea of Matt & Tyler being together. C’mon, best friends with horrible lives just consoling each other about their troubles, getting closer and closer until a ship finally happens. Is that so hard to imagine?! …but we digress.

Vote for your OTP!

Only one ship will move on and represent The Vampire Diaries in the final rounds of BattleShips. So which will you pick? Are you going to vote for something that has happened on the show because you can’t wait to see more, or will you vote for a fanon couple and try to show the producers that they need to give it more attention?

Pick your couple and sound off in the comments with what you chose!

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