Crack Pairings (45)

1 Name: C : 2010-11-22 19:21 ID:+uzXBceK

Everyone seems to have their favorite canon pairings, but what about the beloved, yet often neglected, crack pairings?
What of those couples that would possibly be cute together or work as a couple that never seem to talk in canon? Naruto for instance is overloaded with the canon pairings like NaruHina, SasuSaku, but what of the ItaKurenai? The NejiTemari? The GaaraHina? These pairings have potential if the personalities of both characters are captured well.
Would we not want to see Anko and Itachi clash in a relationship? Would the grand Kazekage Gaara not cower in fear at the site of a pissed off Sakura? We wouldn't know if not for the crack pairings.

So I ask you. What are yours in whatever fandom you write/read? It doesn't matter if it's yaoi, yuri, or anything else, any pairing you can think of that seems non-canon, but you love dearly.

2 Name: tiger002 : 2010-11-22 20:13 ID:+uwQsNZN

Oh, these pairings can be a lot of fun. For Tales of Symphoina, I'd go with Genis/Sheena and for Suite Life, I'd go with Woody/Bailey. Both of them are completely bizare, but I could see them working.

3 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-23 00:00 ID:JympTTwS

I'm not much up on crack pairings. Oh, I like the whole bizare thing, but I saw one Rangiku/stupid tounge espada who I can't at this point remember the name of, but then, I like disliking his character. If done right, yeah... I could have seen them getting together, but OoC and throwing it together. They titled their fanfic crackfic, but I really hate it when people use crackfic as a way to excuse poor writing. :(

4 Name: Gin : 2010-11-24 15:22 ID:THIj6u65

>>3 -- Do you mean Nnoitra? Because if so, that pairing is really, really creepy...

As for me... On a casual basis, I ship /anything/ in my fandom (YGO 5D's). Jack/CupRamen/Jaegar is comic-relief love, though I'd never actually write it, while Plácido/Aki is a delightful diversion from reality and Faithshipping. And Yuusei/his D-Wheel is undeniably canon -- most people just want to deny the possibility in favour of him possibly having a sexuality. (I draw the line at Bruno/toolbox, however. I do have /some/ standards.)

When it comes to actually writing, though, I prefer eccentric pairings that are halfway plausible. Crow/Aki, Bruno/Plácido, Jack/Kazama... Why stick to the same old fanon when there's so much else you can explore?

(Though I'll admit to wanting to write some Plácido/Aki at some point... :3 Oh yes I have very little shame.)

5 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-24 17:03 ID:JympTTwS

>>4 - Yes, I mean that. I felt if done right, it could have worked, but they used for one thing, sterotypes, and second, an AU school setting. They didn't bother keeping them in character.

6 Name: TootyBoo : 2010-11-25 00:29 ID:hgk85izi

From Naruto, I love SasuSaku for the longest time~ (my first OTP)
But recently It seems that pairing is indeed a crack pairing, which makes me a bit sad, but when people always tell me this I use the excuse, "But it used to be canon and I dont want to stop liking it and jump on the canon band wagon"

Don't mistaken me though, I love canon the most. I see more of a purpose of liking canon, and more oftenly drawn into canon shippings.

From the series Soul Eater, I like the crack pairing Blackstar/Maka. It seems like complete crack to some, but to me its fanon (some times even a bit canon) though they more often have just a strong friends ship. The two characters dont mix well, admittedly (both strong headed people and would bump heads very often for a romantic relationship) But I still think they're cute together romantic or friendly.

Crack does go a bit far sometimes though. (what I hate is when people ship this crazy pairings seriously as OTP) like I hate when ship the main heroine with the main villain.

especially in mangas like soul eater where the main villian is a demon god of destruction and hundreds of years old. Makes me sick.

(>sorry for bad English<)

7 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-25 01:03 ID:JympTTwS

>>6 - If it used to be canon, then the right AU can be made so that it is an actual pairing, not to mention the right development. I just imagined though, if Toshiro/Momo becomes a non-canon pairing, that some fans will make that excuse that "it used to be canon" and I'll say, hell as if it was.

Not to mention, if that is what you concider a crack pairing, I pair Toshiro/Karin together, which may be the closest to what I ever get to a OTP. I have yet to find someone else who would be good for Karin, but I do also like Toshiro/OC, Toshiro/Yuzu, Toshiro/Ururu and a few others. That should tell you I pair in Bleach by equivilent age.

And I agree. I hate OTP that aren't believable. It's one thing if you are a good writer and you experiement, or are a good reader and look for the best, but not some normal fanfic writer out there. Not to mention OTP for Harry/Hermione... some of them got really crazy, and it shouldn't be a crack pairing, but with the way some acted... or still act...

8 Name: THEKyuubi27 : 2010-11-25 06:19 ID:OlZkvQL8

Like Naruto/Fu? Or Naruto/Shion? I like crack pairings...They give a chance to be fun with your stories

9 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-25 11:15 ID:JympTTwS

>>8 - Heads up, I know a little bit about Naruto, but not the pairings.

I am actually thinking of doing Keigo/Momo for one of my side pairings for one of my fanfics. Don't know how far yet it will go, but I've already tossed in minute traces of it into the fanfic, so it should be an interesting change from the norm.

10 Name: THEKyuubi27 : 2010-11-25 16:38 ID:1NKJf2xR

I agree..that pairing could be insane....i mean keigo's loud with momo's soft voice...pretty good. how bout Ichigo/haribel....??

11 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-25 22:51 ID:JympTTwS

>>10 - I imagine a dominitrix thing, where she is MAJORLY dominate, concidering her personality and all.

12 Name: bunch1 : 2010-11-26 02:05 ID:JGshmzwP

I tend to read crack pairings simpliy because they are rare. Cannon pairings can have literaly thousands of stories dedicated to them but alot of pairings have only a handfull of stories, and most of them are left unfinished, so when I see one I give more thought about reading it regardless of its sumeray soley because I haven't read many like it and want to see how it was approached.

I suppose you could say I wrote one once, though there was no romance between the characters, Hitsugaya and Soifon of bleach ended up engaged by the end of the story because they had made promises in the past and could not get out of it without dishonoring themselves. I wrote it because I hadn't seen many stories that even had these characters listed as the main characters and decided to see if I could write one where it would be belivable for them to get married, I like to think I suceeded.

I would think Hitsugaya and Rukia would fit the bill but it has so much support I don't know if it can be called crak anymore. I do like Tim and Ziva from NCIS. Sokka and Azula from Avatar always caught my attention as well.

13 Name: Anomynous : 2010-11-26 06:57 ID:lAWRLD3F

Sorry for being dumb...but what exactly is a crack pairing?

14 Name: Iaculus : 2010-11-26 07:25 ID:nPIRG1EK

Any pairing that is unlikely, implausible, or otherwise off-the-wall within a show's architecture. Basically, it's the author setting themselves a challenge - "hold on, I can make this epic Threepio/Jabba romance work, damn it."

15 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-26 11:25 ID:JympTTwS

>>12 - Toshiro/Rukia fits the bill simply because if you go through the fanfics, you'll find that most of the fanfics are written with the mind set, Toshiro is hawt, Rukia is hawt, lets get them together and have horny romance. I'm series. There are a few good ones out there, but... not many.

Those others are interesting, but would be hard to pull off.

>>14 - Tell that definition to the person who wrote the one pairing with Rangiku I mentioned earlier. They thought crack pairing=crack fic. That isn't the point though, but to make them work.

I would say Kagome/any one from another fandom would serve as a good crack pairing due to the fact that while it is done a LOT, it's always made to not work, as characters are OoC and Kagome is turned major Mary Sue.

16 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-26 17:34 ID:+v6suoqw

However, both Ichigo and Haribel are insanely quiet people, unless provoked...so it could work out...and for another crack pairing, how about naruto/haribel??

17 Name: THEKyuubi27 : 2010-11-26 17:36 ID:+v6suoqw

However, both Ichigo and Haribel are insanely quiet people, unless provoked...so it could work out...and for another crack pairing, how about naruto/haribel??

18 Name: THEKyuubi27 : 2010-11-26 17:37 ID:+v6suoqw

However, both Ichigo and Haribel are insanely quiet people, unless provoked...so it could work out...and for another crack pairing, how about naruto/haribel??

19 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-11-26 19:44 ID:JympTTwS

>>16 - Naruto/Haribel... hmm... he would drive her insane, but I could also see him going meep with her facion...

20 Name: THEKyuubi27 : 2010-11-27 14:16 ID:+v6suoqw

I know, but like just imagine Naruto's loud outgoing personality, with her quiet, yet calm personality. I mean, they both have their triggers...

21 Name: KazeYami : 2010-12-01 18:22 ID:e+kCi2aK

Personally, OP, I love crack pairings. :D
Unfortunately, I got all happy when you meant crack pairings, because I figured you meant ... You know, the kind of pairings you usually need to be smoking crack to think are good ideas. Such as Simba and Lion-Riku from Kingdom Hearts. Or, Vivi and Steiner from FF9. They're funny, strange, and exert the power of fanfiction to shake it's butt about and do whatever they like.

But, I still like crack pairings in the way you mean crack pairings. Especially in overly popular fandoms (such as Naruto, HP, and such), certain pairings become so overly done that, as much as I enjoy reading them, I just want to scratch my eyes out, after a while. A nice refreshing strange/unusual hook up is really good as a breath of fresh air in those dark times. I give crack a definite thumbs up. ;D

22 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-12-02 13:30 ID:JympTTwS

>>21 - In my experience, while I've read a few good crack fics out there that are just o.0 ... some people just use it as an excuse to write bad. The best are the ones that are thought out. And I don't necisarily mean in what ideas they use. They don't use to much or too little. They have patterns and take time to check the sentence strength to make sure they are getting across what they want. Not to mention they bother to use spell check, even some times grammer check.

23 Name: KazeYami : 2010-12-02 17:12 ID:e+kCi2aK

>>22 - Oh, I know which ones you're talking about. -.-'
The ones that my high school friends used to write while sitting in study hall. They would be giggling and snorting while writing this horrible monster that, while it might have been fun to write, was all done in about a half hour and that really shows.

(these also are usually done in the stupid chatroom/script format that is the ire of mine eye. Le sigh. Gives a bad name to good China White everywhere...)

24 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-12-02 18:37 ID:JympTTwS

>>23 - I've had some tell me that I don't get their fanfic because I don't get the humor. Except that kind of humor is the kind that is only funny a few times and I've seen it to many times.

25 Name: KazeYami : 2010-12-02 18:49 ID:e+kCi2aK

>>24 - I think that doing comedic stories are a lot harder to do than most people give credit for. There's a certain sense of timing and a use of words that needs to be used.

There's definitely a difference between writing a story that is funny and writing a story with funny things in it, if you know what I mean. 'Oh, So-and-so's wearing a girl's bikini and this person ate twenty cheeseburgers and is sick," et cetra, et cetra. Just throwing comedic situations into a story doesn't make the story funny. >o

That's usually my beef with 'funny' stories.

26 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-12-04 02:33 ID:JympTTwS

>>25 - I know what you mean. I wrote a fanfic called Granny and the General. It is a Bleach fanfic, pairing two characters together. Guess which ones.

27 Name: jyuuken114 : 2010-12-04 05:52 ID:R6PgnNoL

I believe many crack pairing fics out there are just written by 'fangirly teenagers' who might have learned Permutation & Combination in their Algebra lessons and used it to define as many crack pairs as they can. Assume Naruto has 200 characters, so for these 'fangirly teenagers' there would be 19900 (value of 200C2)!! Lol!

In Naruto the only crack pairing I would like would be SasukexHinata.

Why? Well...... they are like yin and yang (too cheesy for you? yeah yeah i know, dont get started on it).
They have the possibility of a byakugan-sharingan hybrid (genetically impossible? just ignore the science).
Hinata is not sasuke's fangirl (just ignore some other girls who aren't sasuke's fangirls, and ignore sakura's present 'maturity').... There you have it. 3 reason sasuhina is a good match.

Actuall, I used to be strict canon follower. I used to hate any crack pairing. But after I read Ikigai by: Lanse www.fanfiction.net/s/4654641, I changed. Sasuhina became my obsession, which proves it was a very good fic.

28 Name: jyuuken114 : 2010-12-04 05:52 ID:R6PgnNoL

I believe many crack pairing fics out there are just written by 'fangirly teenagers' who might have learned Permutation & Combination in their Algebra lessons and used it to define as many crack pairs as they can. Assume Naruto has 200 characters, so for these 'fangirly teenagers' there would be 19900 (value of 200C2)!! Lol!

In Naruto the only crack pairing I would like would be SasukexHinata.

Why? Well...... they are like yin and yang (too cheesy for you? yeah yeah i know, dont get started on it).
They have the possibility of a byakugan-sharingan hybrid (genetically impossible? just ignore the science).
Hinata is not sasuke's fangirl (just ignore some other girls who aren't sasuke's fangirls, and ignore sakura's present 'maturity').... There you have it. 3 reason sasuhina is a good match.

Actuall, I used to be strict canon follower. I used to hate any crack pairing. But after I read Ikigai by: Lanse www.fanfiction.net/s/4654641, I changed. Sasuhina became my obsession, which proves it was a very good fic.

29 Name: jyuuken114 : 2010-12-04 05:53 ID:R6PgnNoL

I believe many crack pairing fics out there are just written by 'fangirly teenagers' who might have learned Permutation & Combination in their Algebra lessons and used it to define as many crack pairs as they can. Assume Naruto has 200 characters, so for these 'fangirly teenagers' there would be 19900 (value of 200C2)!! Lol!

In Naruto the only crack pairing I would like would be SasukexHinata.

Why? Well...... they are like yin and yang (too cheesy for you? yeah yeah i know, dont get started on it).
They have the possibility of a byakugan-sharingan hybrid (genetically impossible? just ignore the science).
Hinata is not sasuke's fangirl (just ignore some other girls who aren't sasuke's fangirls, and ignore sakura's present 'maturity').... There you have it. 3 reason sasuhina is a good match.

Actuall, I used to be strict canon follower. I used to hate any crack pairing. But after I read Ikigai by: Lanse www.fanfiction.net/s/4654641, I changed. Sasuhina became my obsession, which proves it was a very good fic.

30 Name: jyuuken114 : 2010-12-04 05:53 ID:R6PgnNoL

I believe many crack pairing fics out there are just written by 'fangirly teenagers' who might have learned Permutation & Combination in their Algebra lessons and used it to define as many crack pairs as they can. Assume Naruto has 200 characters, so for these 'fangirly teenagers' there would be 19900 (value of 200C2)!! Lol!

In Naruto the only crack pairing I would like would be SasukexHinata.

Why? Well...... they are like yin and yang (too cheesy for you? yeah yeah i know, dont get started on it).
They have the possibility of a byakugan-sharingan hybrid (genetically impossible? just ignore the science).
Hinata is not sasuke's fangirl (just ignore some other girls who aren't sasuke's fangirls, and ignore sakura's present 'maturity').... There you have it. 3 reason sasuhina is a good match.

Actuall, I used to be strict canon follower. I used to hate any crack pairing. But after I read Ikigai by: Lanse www.fanfiction.net/s/4654641, I changed. Sasuhina became my obsession, which proves it was a very good fic.

31 Name: jyuuken114 : 2010-12-04 06:02 ID:R6PgnNoL

WHAT THE HELL! I clicked reply only once, and there are FOUR identical posts of mine. Either my Opera mini has lost it or fanbbs has some kind of problem. The former being most probable.

32 Name: tiger002 : 2010-12-04 08:22 ID:+uwQsNZN

>>35 And that one got five...

33 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-12-04 14:43 ID:JympTTwS

>>27 - You've been having loads of bad luck on the forums. Only hit the button once, and let it to reload.

Now that I think of it, you're less likely to end up with a crack pairing when there are less characters in the fandom, so long as someone is not doing a crossover, because then, bam... you end up with even more.

So... theoretically speaking, if there is only two characters, there is only one posibility. With five, you have 10 posibilities, and then when it gets to ten, you've actually ended up with 45 and at 50 it is 1225.

34 Name: tiger002 : 2010-12-05 09:12 ID:+uwQsNZN

>>37 I've had some fun experiences with crack pairings before. Earlier this year I was part of a challenge where you were assigned two random characters and had to write a romance one-shot about them. The first pairing I had were both extremely minor characters, so I knew next to nothing about them, and my other one were more prominent characters, but I would have never thought that they could be romantic partners.

35 Name: buggirl101 : 2010-12-05 16:09 ID:XprrkT0u

Ah, yes. The crack pairings. I have a few favorites myself and they are...

Isaak/Alessadro - Trinity Blood (XD just...XD)

Itachi/Sasori - Naruto (Blame my cousin!!! She started it!)

Dok/Rip Van Winkle - Hellsing (It's random and I've only ever seen it once.)

Alucard/Queen Elizabeth II - Hellsing (Yeah....totally had something going on back in the day...)

Samuel/Van - Blood + (Don't even ask...)

I'm working on a crack fic for Isaak/Alessadro (And a bunch of other crack pairings all mushed up into one fic..). It's called Of Stilettos and Holy Affairs.

36 Name: jyuuken114 : 2010-12-06 00:19 ID:n5tR6Ctr

>>39. Those are some weird pairings you mentioned. SamuelVan in Blood+??? And IssacAlessandro in Trinity Blood?? sighs But then again they are crack pairings for a reason

37 Name: buggirl101 : 2010-12-26 19:58 ID:XprrkT0u

>>40. Yes, they ARE weird. But I've always tried to make them work, seem believeable. Like IsaacAlessandro for example. In my brain it works simply because Alessandro seems to be very gullible and easy to manipulate. So,creating a way to control the Vatican Cain came up with the idea of controlling him via emotion. So...yes. Most of these pairings are one-sided, Because if it wasn't one-sided it wouldn't work. They'd be out of character and it would seem so stupid, honestly.

It may acually be completely retarded, but it works for me so...I guess that makes me one odd duck.

38 Name: Vaneskera : 2010-12-27 08:10 ID:yq82aBXP

I write a crack pairing. It's a good way to stand out, in my opinion.

39 Name: Jen : 2010-12-27 18:28 ID:Z6mT9sFg

I don't mind fics with a crack pairings as long as it's written well. Which is really rare. :x good crack pairings fics are good because they stand out from the norm- especially in my main fandom, where the support for the fan favorite couple is overwhelming. I mean, I ship it too, but a change can be really refreshing.

40 Name: jyuuken114 : 2010-12-27 22:56 ID:hRY5QVQN

any pairing can come out good, provided it is written well.

41 Name: Piccylo : 2010-12-28 08:21 ID:iV+e9bgg

Do Gaara/Naruto and Lee/Sakura count?
Gaara/Naruto because Naruto really has NO good romance choices: an abuser, a stalker, and an emo sociopath. Poor guy. At least Gaara straightened himself out...and plus, Kazekage!
And Lee/Sakura because "D'awww". Their kids'd be.... eugh... but, hey!
I kinda support Sakura/Hinata, too. Not because I think they'd get along or it'd be hot; just because it'd make the Naruto fanbase implode, and I'd LAUGH.

42 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-12-28 16:45 ID:JympTTwS

>>45 - I don't see your logic.

43 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-12-28 16:45 ID:JympTTwS

>>45 - I don't see your logic. It seems that you like crack pairings just to make people get mad at you...

44 Name: Yemi Hikari : 2010-12-28 16:46 ID:JympTTwS

>>45 - I don't see your logic. It seems that you like crack pairings just to make people get mad at you...

45 Name: Piccylo : 2010-12-28 17:56 ID:B7eqv8WN

>>48
Only the last one, and only for meta reasons; I never wrote or read it. It just seems like the easiest way to annoy both sides of the NaruHina vs NaruSaku ShipWars, and I am a bit of a troll at heart (read: more than a bit). The first two pairings I legitimately like for story reasons.

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