Spoiler Favorite rarest rarepairs?

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What are your favorite rarepairs that you've never seen anyone else draw, write, or even discuss? What's your elevator pitch for the most "never would've occurred to anyone else, but now that you mention it..." ships out there? Convince us!

I am currently in the deepest pits of rarepair hell over the following:

Hammer/Tony - They've been best friends since childhood and have such excellent banter and I love them!? I am here for an Elsa OT4 (i.e. Captain Matthews/chaos/Hammer/Tony all as a polycule of space truckers) and Hammer/Tony is essential to that dynamic

Citrine/Pellegri - I invented this pairing in 2007 because they were the most attractive women in the cast to me, personally, and it felt very "why not?" and now I am Accidentally Very Invested and want to revisit them. I'm also honored that I'm not the only one who ships them, now!

Jr./Tony - Tony's ex-girlfriend Ginevra makes a big gossipy stink in XSII/the Durandal's park about how Tony's also into guys, and accuses Jr. of hooking up with Tony.... and I'm like, wow, thank you Ginevra, there's a silver lining to your biphobia because now I ship the thing

Gaignun/King - The pitch for this one is that they both love cats and the Foundation NPCs talk about how King claims to secretly run the Foundation, and the dude is practically running a cat café out of East.6 and I feel like Gaignun has fallen asleep on the couch there at least once and woken up covered in cat fur

Allen/Citrine - The vibe here is Connecticut Clark and Malfina and started as a shitpost but now I can't unthink it

ETA: meant to include some platonic stuff too

Jin & Jr. - I've always liked Jin but hadn't spent a lot of my fandom effort writing for him but now I love him dearly ever since I wrote about him discussing medical neglect with Jr. and I desperately need them to hang out more, they have a lot in common

Gaignun & Ziggy - There is incredible deadpan joke potential here and I think they'd get along really well and I wish they'd spoken more in canon because the few lines they got were GOLD

Elsa Crew & MOMO - Those guys love her so much, I want her to be an unofficial crew member

Gaignun & Sakura - He was the first person to ever speak to her where she could actually respond???? My heart breaks

Juli & Jr. - This hurts me too, man, she's kind of his mom but not and I feel like he always sorta wished Juli could just adopt them and they should spend some time grieving together :c

Helmer & Gaignun & Jr. - On my list of stuff to write more for, Helmer is tied with Ziggy for Best Dad
 
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I have to admit, I'm not much of a romantic shipper, but I cherish the headcanon that Jr. was Mary's childhood crush, and that in the present they share a special closeness.
 

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I have to admit, I'm not much of a romantic shipper, but I cherish the headcanon that Jr. was Mary's childhood crush, and that in the present they share a special closeness.

Mary Godwin is based, and my hero, for canonically stating the obvious:

Mary: [...] But I think Little Master’s plenty attractive just the way he is.

Shelley: True…

It's funny because I wouldn't consider Jr./Mary a rarepair, but it's kind of fallen off compared to earlier fandom, I guess. You'd think there'd be a lot more attention for Mary/Shelley, too. I keep meaning to write more where they're in the spotlight.
 
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I am currently in the deepest pits of rarepair hell over the following:

I think I've been successfully sold on all of these (absolutely including the platonic ones) via our conversations about them, so I shall join you in the depths of rarepair hell. 😤

Somehow I arrived at Juli/Sharon Rozas in this one specific context that makes zero sense outside of the fic I've been working on, because *gestures vaguely* timelines! dream logic!! imaginary numbers!!! Also Ziggy is there? look I just thought it'd be hot but then I got invested, oops

Pixiv fanart kind of made me go 👀 at Canaan/Ziggy, which I don't think is actually that rare but I haven't seen much of it on the English-speaking side of the fandom.

Platonically, I've always loved writing Helmer and Juli as BFFs who have a lot in common re: their personal histories and being part of an extended chosen family and doing politics and stuff.
 
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