Welcome to ‘Shiptober 2019! Throughout the month of October, CarterMatt will be bringing you our annual tournament featuring some of best ‘ships in all of TV. What is a ‘ship? It is comprised of characters you want to see together romantically. Maybe they’re already together, or maybe they’ve never been together. It doesn’t matter. ‘Shipping is one of the most popular parts of any TV fandom, it’s super fun and this tournament is a celebration of that.
In this piece, round 2 continues! This time around, we’re talking about two very longstanding ‘ships that each had a commanding lead in their first showdown — Dean & Castiel from Supernatural and then Magnus & Alec from Shadowhunters. Are things going to be more competitive for them this time around? We’re going to get a good sense of that over the days ahead…
Voting Rules – Voting will be underway in the poll below from now until Friday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time. Vote however often you’d like! (For more voting instructions or technical questions, check out the bottom of this article for answers.)
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Dean & Castiel, Supernatural (#3 seed) – This is their first year in the ‘Shiptober tournament, and this definitely felt like one of the right times to honor them. Destiel is a landmark ‘ship that helped to redefine the culture on the internet, and with this being the final season, it’s also the final time presumably that we’ll see the characters together on-screen. (We’ll still cross our fingers for the revival.) Through these upcoming episodes, we imagine there will be opportunities aplenty for Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins’ characters to show how much that they care for one another.
Magnus & Alec, Shadowhunters (#7 seed) – Once a show concludes its run on the air, we do sometimes see a fan base start to quietly fade into the background. That’s not the case here. The Malec fandom is as strong as ever following their touching wedding in the finale. You could argue that this ceremony is the culmination of their journey, but if this series were to ever come back, there are so many different stories that could be told! In a lot of ways, their love story is only just beginning with there being so many more adventures to be had. For now, those can live on in all of our minds/however we choose to express them.
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Now, it’s your turn
Who do you want to see advance to the tournament proper? Be sure to vote below!
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