Recently the writers of Once Upon a Time have poured out to fans their plans and spoilers for each of the shows beloved couples. Once Upon a Time is a show which fuels shippers and fans to cheer on their favorite OTPs. But, which couple is the true OTP? It’s hard to say but we will let fans decide.
Let’s start with the founding couple of the show: Snow White and Prince Charming. These two have gone through a lot–from giving their child up to sharing the same heart–however no matter what these two keep on loving each other. The chemistry shared by these two is key to the ships success; the fact that the actors are in fact actually married adds to the depth of their on screen relationship.
Pros: The couple is one of the foundations of the show. Both actors create a believable and unique chemistry.
Cons: Since the couple is already married and we all know they are endgame there isn’t as much cheering or rooting on which can become slightly boring as a shipper.
Personally, I am not a big fan of Captain Swan simply because I prefer Hook as a villain. As far as the ship goes there is no denying that their dynamic works. Hook is Emma’s rock in many ways–he is teaching her how to trust someone again, and if anyone had Emma’s history of dating I think she has the right to be uneasy. Not only do Hook and Emma look good together but their personalities also click.
Pros: The pair is unique. Who would have guested? The couple also provides a slightly more passionate and desire filled relationship than others.
Cons: Too much is too much… at times the couple just has too much screen time. This is not to say that I do not enjoy Captain Swan scenes, but there are several scenes that as a writer I would have omitted just to keep on with the plot.
Rumbelle made it to the Top 7 Otps of 2014 at number four. The ship does have a complicated history and a relationship that is always being attacked by evil villains and the annoying Charmings. Despite the couple’s rather rough first encounter these two are always willing to protect the other. Rumbelle has chemistry and the two actors bounce off each other perfectly.
The Pros: This ship has fans on the edge at all times. The couple is constantly facing new threats and their relationship is usually always at stake. The ship also promotes hope as Rumple is trying to become a better man for his beloved. Likewise, Rumple always treats Belle as an equal and admires her intelligence and good heart.
Cons: Even though these two can cause an overflow of feels, they do not have as much screen time as the other couples–which is a shame.
Robin Hood and the Evil Queen, another pair that I would have never guested. These two have an interesting story to tell which makes the ship work. The fact that the two are destined to be together but are constantly pulled apart adds to the star-crossed lovers tone to their romance. For Regina having someone like Robin who understands that her past is her past enforces their layered love.
Pros: The two work together. Regina and Robin could both take down any villain who got in their path. Robin doesn’t need another damsel in distress like Marian, instead Regina could probably save Robin more times than him saving her.
Cons: At times the actors fail. Regina is pretty much always on cue but Robin fails to sink in all the emotion and feelings on screen which makes some scenes unbelievable.
From season one fans began to ship Emma Swan and Regina Mills together. The two do have chemistry and a common motivation–Henry. The two characters have dealt with a lot–Regina losing everything she once cared about and being emotionally abused by her mother. Emma has had to deal with her parents abandoning her and losing ever single love interest she has had so far to death. Emma and Regina both clash but there is no doubt that together they are stronger.
Pros: Regina and Emma compliment each other not only with their magic but with their driving force which is to be the best mother they can be. Their relationship has grown since Season 1 creating complexity and layered dynamics.
Cons: It might never be cannon because of Outlaw Queen.
Which ship should win the Shipper Wars?