Today, the guys in the Goodreads Top 5 Wednesday group have an interesting topic: FAVORITE NON-CANON SHIPS! These are the couples you love, but they never got together in canon (canon meaning: what actually happened in the text). Or that did get together, but weren’t together in the end of the series.
Honestly, I don’t spend a great deal of time anymore (I was very much a romantic at heart when I was younger.) keeping track of which characters hook up with one another unless it has some significant impact on the story. Love triangles and other romantic entanglements aren’t really what I long to read about these days. But, like everyone else, I do have some characters who I wish would have gotten together or stayed together. At least, enough so that I can have five picks for this topic. 🙂
5. TANIS HALF-ELF AND KITIARA
Going way back here, but in Dragonlance, I often thought Tanis’ relationship with Kitiara would have been cool to see played out in the original trilogy. Sure, she shows up later, but imagine the fireworks of Tanis, Laurana, and Kitiara having to be thrown together for any extended period of time. Could have been a great love triangle.
4. JORG ANCRATH AND KATHERINE
No, it would never have really worked out, but it would have been interesting to see these two actually try to have a relationship. I mean, without a doubt, they are drawn to one another in some weird sort of way. What either sees in the other is open to speculation, because they seem completely incompatible. But I’m sure the explosions from their coupling would have made some prime reading material.
3. SUPERMAN AND WONDER WOMAN
Clark has been off and on with Lois Lane for years. Wonder Woman and Clark hooked up in the New 52. Personally, I like the later pairing to continue. Supes and WW just seem right for one another. Sure, there would be problems, and Batman would be horrified by the two most powerful people on earth being together, but all that would make it even more run to continue to read about.
2. MARA JADE AND LUKE SKYWALKER
One of the things I loved about the Star Wars Expanded Universe was this couple. Luke and Mara felt perfect for one another. Maybe, Mara will show up in the new Disney World Star Wars Universe, but if not, I won’t forgive them for doing away with this great couple.
1. JOHN SNOW AND DAENERYS TARGARYEN
I’m not suggesting I want to see these two as a couple, because I actually find the whole Targaryen view of marriage fairly indecent at best, damning at worst, but George R.R. Martin has been leading up to this for years. So is it going to happen or not? Only time (and next season) will tell, I suppose.