The OTP or “One True Pairing” is a concept related to ‘shipping, the process by which fans root for a fictional couple to get together as a real romantic blah blah blah fishcakes.  You guys are pretty hip, you know all this stuff.  As such, you understand when I say that my OTPs are Hank Pym/Tigra, Luka/Ahim and Supergirl/Brainiac 5.  That last one is suddenly more relevant, what with it being an ongoing TV show and not the backmatter of a forty-year-old comic book.  The unlikely coupling of the Maid From Krypton and the Greatest Mind Of Colu is a great one, given her tendency to be emotionally open and his to be… not.  Like, at all…  Regardless, it leads us to today’s interpersonal query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would also accept Luka/Joe, but given that there’s ‘ship teasing between literally EVERY pairing of Gokaigers, it’s easier to accept, asking: What duo of fictional characters is your One True Pairing?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Me and Willow Rosenberg. Doesn’t count? Well, I always thought Scott and Jean was perfect and was never a fan of certain hairy Canadian forced in as a third wheel.

  2. I’m not big on relationship speculation, but I have a soft spot for Tyson the Cyclops son of Poseidon and Ella the Harpy from the Percy Jackson novels setting. How could I resist such an adorable monster couple?

  3. Hmm, fun question. I suppose I’d have to say the Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel from the wonderful Decoder Ring Theatre Red Panda audio drama series and its spin-offs. They’re one of the great will they/won’t they’s of pop culture.

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