Ship Sinking - TV Tropes. Though many producers and writers are aware of Shipping in their respesctive fandoms, that doesn't necessarily mean they like it.
It may be because of the actions of the fans if they get too rowdy about it, or they just don't like the pairing involved, have intended the pairing to die for dramatic effect, or have simply decided on an alternative set of partners for those characters. Whatever the reason, the creator loads torpedoes to send the ship to Davy Jones' Locker. Basically, the canon has sunk the ship. Ship Teasing often occurs before the sinking to enhance the dramatic effect of the sinking, and there some creators who are just plain sadistic and love to see their fandom squirm before they breach the hull and tell them to say hello to Jonah.
Pairings can also be revived despite a Ship Sinking moment, in which case the creator could be said to be playing with the pairing, and as such, would qualify these revival moments as more examples of Ship Tease. At its most pronounced, this can be a Humiliation Conga for shippers. In any case, it's probably going to take a Retcon to get those two together. A variation on Jossing. Another variation, the Anchored Ship, occurs when factors arise that preclude the characters getting into a relationship, but have the potential to be resolved (although the problems are not always resolved, and even if they are, other factors can still sink the ship). If an Anchored Ship is never resolved before a work is finished, the moment of the anchoring will become a Ship Sinking moment.
See also Death of the Hypotenuse, where the author takes it one step further by killing off one of the characters instead of making them a Romantic Runner- Up. Contrast Shipping Torpedo, when a ship is sunk or attempted to be sunk by the characters, not the writers. The end of anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day implies Jintan/Anaru and Yukiatsu/Tsuruko, but The Movie outright scuttles the second (Tsuruko confessed to Yukiatsu but in her words .
Diane Kruger ain't playin' nice after her breakup with Joshua Jackson Oct 24, 2016.
This ship finally sank for good when Yasuko starts studying in England and apparently begins a relationship with her roommate. The last smidgen of hope of Kyouko still winding up with Yasuko (or maybe even another girl) gets blown to smithereens when Kyouko gets back with her fiance, Kou, and marries him. But when she finally tried confessing her feelings for him, during season 2, she was crushed that he didn't reciprocate.
Moreso, when she realized it was because he had feelings for. R. First, it was very obvious that she had no chance with Tsubasa and it was definitely sealed when he chose Sanae instead.
And in World Youth Cup, the mildly- popular fan option. Ishizaki got together with Yukari instead. CLAMP. During the initial run of Cardcaptor Sakura, they very intentionally did this after one artist misunderstood and drew Tomoyo being infatuated with Sakura's brother Toya, making her behavior later get a Retcon of being because she thought he resembled Sakura, the real object of her affections. The ladies got a good laugh out of this later.
While this ship was pretty much doomed from the start in canon, due to Chii already having a canon soulmate in Hideki from Chobits, the ship was mostly based on a very misleading episode in the notorious Canon Discontinuity anime, 'Date With a Magician', in which Fay takes Chii out on a 'date' and Chii appears quite infatuated with him by the end of the episode. Also the two's affectionate behavior at the very beginning of the manga. The ship was officially sunk by CLAMP in the manga, however, when it was revealed that Fay had purposefully created Chii to look just like his deceased mother for her to protect and watch over his dead twin brother Yuui's body. People often forget that Syaoran's mother was Sakura too, but Sakura/Syaoran had been well known since Cardcaptors, so people don't think it is wrong. Watanuki/Himawari and Watanuki/Doumeki (and Doumeki/Watanuki/Himawari) all get sunk when it's revealed that Himawari now has a husband, and that Doumeki marries Kohane.
But Kohane also was in love with Watanuki, so that under- the- radar ship got sunk as well in the process. Watanuki now has a Single- Target Sexuality of sorts for Yuuko. Then there's Yuuko herself who died 3/4 of the way through the series.
Basically, come the last chapter, no one gets to be with the person they love the most. Even if you ignore that third, the game still leans towards Nagisa.
In the year between seasons, Shirley is murdered by Rolo in full Yandere mode for accidentally letting him know that she was aware of Nunnally's existence. Lelouch/Kallen: Sunk late in the second season after many Ship Teases and Moment Killers, when Kallen pours her heart out to Lelouch, and he doesn't respond at all, standing there with a blank look on his face, which leads her to believe that he doesn't care. In Kallen's character poem, which came with the DVD, she states that if he had said he loved her, even if it had been a lie, she .
Given that he was about to embark upon the path to world domination, only to have himself assassinated to facilitate world peace, it makes sense he'd want to distance himself from her. They still did a little Ship Tease for the fans when an amnesiac C. C. The possible Suzaku x Kallen ship, which may never have been meant to set sail from the get go, considering that Kallen truly despises Suzaku and has tried to kill him on many an occasion. But what really sunk the ship was when Suzaku decided to use Refrain on her, and then decided against it at the last minute, opting to drug her instead. Then in the next episode, just to make sure the ship stayed sunk, they had Kallen use a 7 hit combo to beat the tar out of him. Although, most fans tend to ignore said finale anyway.
It didn't ended well for them, and at the end of the series, both of them had given up on their crushes and moved on. There was a lot of contention between Ed/Winry and Ed/Rose factions, but both ships were sunk with a single torpedo when Ed was shunted into another reality. Hotohori gets over Miaka, realising he was in love with the idea of Suzaku no Miko, gets married to a court princess named Houki; Miaka gets married to Taka Sukunami. Future GPX Cyber Formula: The Kaga/Kyoko relationship had enough Ship Teasing in Zero and Saga to hint at their relationship, and in the final episode of Sin, it looked like they may finally get together (they even kissed!), but then Kaga retiring from Cyber Formula for good and going to America on an airplane, with Kyoko walking away disheartened dashed all hopes of them being together. Heero/almost everybody: He spent the last 3.
Relena, who had also been placed in stasis around the same time. If that doesn't spell it out clearly enough, Heero and Relena become a couple by the end of the story, and a postscript chapter focuses on their settling down together and planning marriage. A Zigzagging Trope in regards to Trowa/Quatre: At first Trowa (now Doktor T) was seen spending time with Quatre's little sister Catherine, and there was no word about Quatre.
Then Catherine is also seen with Trowa Phobos, a young man trained by Trowa and Catherine Bloom.. Neither of the two are married, and in the meantime, Trowa Phobos and Catherine are seen getting closer.. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: One reason why it's reviled by some fans of the original Gundam. SEED was the sinking of the (canon, rings and all) Athrun / Cagalli ship.
Matters probably weren't helped by the pervading (and never proved) rumor that it was partially brought about by the storyboarder's personal grudges. Absolutely * venomous* and misogynistic bashing of Meyrin Hawke and Meer Campbell coming from enraged Athrun/Cagalli fans, some of them going as far as bragging and flaming when poor Meer was tragically killed in front of Athrun in the blogs and fansites of some vocal Meer fans who were also more or less known BNFs, and later bitching Asu. Mey out in the Athrun/Meyrin LJ comm and other sites, giving the Asu. Caga fans as a wholea horrible reputation that took years to cleanse. Super Robot Wars Z does a better job at sinking the Shinn and Stella pairing partially by having Shinn and Luna's relationship not be so badly fumbled so that it lives up to Fukuda's claims that theirs was the ONLY pairing experiencing true love.
In Setsuko's route, provided Stella is saved, one of Shinn's first lines when she comes on board is to tell Luna he considers Stella like a sister. One scene where Athrun mentions he met Dearka on the PLANTs, and Miriallia's reaction is 'oh, him ', and the next scene when she arrives on the Archangel and Murdoch asks her about what happened between them, and she says 'I dumped him'. All off- screen, of course. In a bizarre semi- subversion though, some fans of the ship were actually excited about this, as it meant that the couple had gotten together at one point. To this day there is a great deal of Fanon that interprets their relationship as one of those bickering on again, off again things. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, by pre- releasing the character designs of the three Generational Protagonists from the very start, is a unique case where any and all other possible pairings involving the first two main protagonists (aside from Flit/Emily and Asemu/Romary) are essentially killed off before they even begin - or for that matter, before the series has even started airing in the first place. It's specially vicious in the first case since Flit's First Love Yurin is killed in the first arc, which actually took place before the series chronologically started.
Gunslinger Girl: Despite Ship Tease comments from cyborg Triela on how she feels for her handler Hilshire, the latter hooking up with prosecutor Roberta Guellfi appears to have killed off even a strictly platonic romance, with them instead reverting to their surrogate father/daughter dynamic.