they would be really attractive together. UwU but other than that, i just love the parallels between sunyshore and olivine, compared with how different volkner & jasmine are. she's very softspoken & shy, while he's honest & confident (often to the point of boredom). i think they would balance each other out nicely in that regard!
heh, incest. whoops. :x i love the idea of them as a couple though. growing up together in a remote mountain village, doing everything together, only for lance to eventually start surpassing clair in their pokemon training... and then he leaves to become a famous champion and she's left behind with only an inferiority complex to remember him by. :'( oh the drama of it all!
too kawaii for me to handle tbqh. they're both just awkward sheltered teenagers who are maybe a little out of touch with modern society, who like to sit around and compare daddy issues. what's not to love? <3 i ship 'em in mangaverse too, where falkner is an extremely nonthreatening police officer (;
erika's character - a prim and proper lady, very polite and gentle and kind, but perhaps with another more cunning & shrewd side to her underneath - has always intrigued me. and her interactions with someone like sabrina (who i've always imagined as being rather quiet and awkward) would be really interesting imo. it's a kind of pairing dynamic i've always loved - the confident, ~mysterious one and the one who is rather less so.
one of my crackiest fav ships, and not one that i can really explain?? i can envision noland being involved with the weather institute though, which is where i think they might meet. (:
because it's super cute! that's a good enough reason, right? ;;
you can just tell they have a history, y'know? they clearly have been at odds with each other for years and years, perhaps long before team aqua or magma existed. maybe they were friends once, but had a falling out due to their opposite ideals. maybe aqua & magma are just representations of their deep personal conflict. the possibilities are so dramatic & beautiful <3
norman is the cutest. :> but he seems like a pretty straightforward guy. probably keeps things simple, probably has a set schedule he lives by every day, never does anything too crazy or over the top, etc. etc. wallace, being flamboyant & fabulous, is like the exact opposite of that. them together would be sooo interesting because i feel like it would take them a while to understand each other (but once they did it would be a v. adorable relationship).
i found a cute fanart of this ship and fell in love with it tbh! hachiku seems so serious & a bit sad - he could use a freespirited person like skyla to soften him up and make him smile. <3 also she seems like she would be utterly oblivious to his past as a movie star, which would probably be a plus for him. i think it's a time in his life that he doesn't like to recall D:
hmm, this is a hard one to explain. steven has always seemed like the kind of guy who gets a little too wrapped up in the things he loves. rambling on excitedly about rocks, vanishing on round-the-world expeditions for months on end, getting caught up in sudden whims, etc. etc. i feel like he would need someone a little more grounded, someone who could be his lifeline to reality so to speak. ;p may doesn't have much in the way of a canon personality but she could easily be that person. (mostly i just think they look good together aesthetically, heh)
"no love lost," eh volkner? yeah right. ;o it's obvious that they've been friends for many years (and in the anime of course this is indisputable) and know each other well enough to tease good-naturedly. i'm not normally into "best friend" ships but this is definitely an exception! volkner can be a little too serious at times, & he needs someone like flint to help him chill out~ (flint/volkner/jasmine OT3 is fab too)
hnngh so adorable. i have a ~thing for m/m ships with an age difference where the younger guy is obviously the one initiating things. byron definitely isn't withdrawn/stoic, but i still think he would be kind of awkward and tsundere in such a situation. >///< (lol oops, my "middle-aged men being cute" bias sure is showing on this list)
similar to hoennchampion, my reasons behind this one are mainly aesthetic... riley is very much a charming prince type, while dawn is the beautiful princess! it's all very shoujo romance, isn't it? i feel like their eyes should have a bunch of sparkles... haha (p.s. the idea of a riley/dawn/cynthia OT3 pleases me as well)
petrel is my fav TR admin! of the four of them, he is clearly the most easygoing, and perhaps the most likely to be swayed from the side of evil by a cute pigtailed teenage girl. ;c he's the type who would go "ah jeez" and give in to lyra's adorableness if she hung around long enough~
wow, ok, where to start with this one... i imagine cynthia as a person who thinks the best of everyone, and so would be able to see the good in cyrus & perhaps even sympathize with him. i love the idea of her going to the distortion world to reason with him/try to bring him back to reality. with someone supporting him & showing him that the world isn't quite as terrible as he believes it to be i think he could change. (: plus they make a very attractive pair!
most of my favorite threesomes follow the pattern of guy & girl in a relationship and then a second guy who is "welcomed in" so to speak. these 3 are the perfect example of that. i can easily see morty & whitney having a casual, "friendly" kind of romance and then sort of inviting falkner into the mix - of course he would be rather awkward and standoffish at first, but eventually he'd warm up to the idea. c;
yeah, i know it's called namelessshipping or w/e but idc. 8| they'll always be original to me! these two are the classic pairing imho, and in my mind they have such an interesting dynamic. childhood friends who drifted apart after one of them changed, eventually becoming bitter rivals... then there's the whole "red disappearing to mt. silver" thing. all that angst potential! i love it, dude.
in my mind, kris & lyra are very different - lyra is a very upbeat, naive, "no worries" type, while kris is more serious and thoughtful. and i think in the end i like silver/kris more because he needs someone to understand him, not change him, someone who's just a solid, reliable presence when he needs them to be. someone who's always willing to listen & never puts him on the spot. (:
"friends from college," eh? now that is a bit suspicious... ;o i think they would be a great couple - they have interests that overlap, so there's always something to talk about, and yet personality-wise they are definitely different, so their relationship would never get boring. i imagine that fennel has a lot of respect for the professor (and vice versa i'm sure), which could easily translate into some romantic inclinations~
my babies. :') god, where do i even start? the long, overly complex backstory-that-might-as-well-be-original-fiction i've thought up for them? or maybe just the fact that they hit all my narrative kinks? m/m pairing + one has a cute kid + a bit of an age difference + one is stoic while the other is more outgoing... i could go on. i will never not love the good ship toxicbolt~