‘Shiptober 2018: Shadowhunters (Magnus & Alec) vs. Agents of SHIELD (Phil & Melinda)

Mrs. Carter: We’re now in the thick of October, and that means that another year of ‘Shiptober is upon us!

It’s a chance to celebrate some of the greatest ‘ships that the TV has to offer, and we’ve got a fun tournament this year to go along with it. Over the course of this month, we’ll be running some ‘Shiptober polls while also discussing what makes some of these couples so great and also sharing some teases / expectations for upcoming episodes! This is a chance to celebrate and discuss great ‘ships while gauging their popularity among readers at the same time. Only one ‘ship will be crowned the victor at the very end!

Voting Rules – Vote however often you like! Only one ‘ship will move on to the next round, and we are keeping these polls open until Friday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. The following day, the second round will officially begin. (All of the information needed can be found in the bracket image above.)

In this particular showdown, we’re bringing you a showdown between one of the most-popular ‘ships in Magnus & Alec from the world of Shadowhunters and one of the more under-the-radar ones in Phil & Melinda from Agents of SHIELD. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

Magnus & Alec, Shadowhunters (#1 seed) – One of the most passionate and supportive couples out there, Malec has built an incredibly-strong following among TV viewers over the course of the past couple of years. Despite coming from very different backgrounds and having many obstacles thrust in front of them, they still find a way to make their relationship work. They are a positive example not just of a committed LGBTQ relationship on television, but also just two people who are about each other and set that as a foundation for just about everything else. Moving forward on season 3, expect some new dynamics for their relationship — and also some potentially happy moments as you get closer to the season finale.

Phil & Melinda, Agents of SHIELD (#8 seed) – Typically with comic-book shows, you tend to see the ‘shipping world dominated with young characters who are either new to their powers or reasonably-new to the dating world. What makes Philinda a little bit different is that they’ve had a lot of experience in life and are at a very different place in it. Yet, they have developed a love for each other — one that many wish would be more explicit on the show itself. Unfortunately, any hopes for a relationship moving into next season are on the back burner for the time being; learning if Coulson survives is really the primary order of business.

Now, it’s your turn

Vote for your favorite ‘ship now in the poll below!

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