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Summer is here again, so it’s time for the 2015 AO3 Ship Stats!

This list shows the 100 most popular relationship tags on the fanworks site Archive Of Our Own. There are 65 M/M pairings, 25 F/M, 4 F/F, 4 Gen, and 2 Other. (Please note that on AO3, ‘Name & Name’ indicates platonic relationships (Gen), while ‘Name/Name’ is used for romantic pairings.)

Of the 200 names on the list, 33 belong to women and 2 to characters of ambiguous gender - up from 29 women this time last year. 24 of the 200 names are POC, while 12 are characters of ambiguous race, up from 11 POC and 14 ambiguous in 2014.

Please see the FAQ post for more information.

All the data presented in the images can be found below.

Rank Change Pairing Tag Fandom Works Type Race
1 +1 Castiel/Dean Winchester Supernatural 43,209 M/M White
2 -1 Sherlock Holmes/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 39,374 M/M White
3 0 Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 34,999 M/M White
4 0 Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson One Direction (Band) 21,658 M/M White
5 0 Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester Supernatural 14,677 M/M White
6 0 Merlin/Arthur Pendragon Merlin (TV) 13,337 M/M White
7 +15 James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 12,337 M/M White
8 0 Steve Rogers/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 11,999 M/M White
9 -2 Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 11,552 M/M White
10 0 Blaine Anderson/Kurt Hummel Glee 10,911 M/M Whi/POC
11 -2 Sherlock Holmes & John Watson Sherlock (TV) 10,524 Gen White
12 -1 Rodney McKay/John Sheppard Stargate Atlantis 8,548 M/M White
13 0 Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier X-Men: First Class (2011) 8,544 M/M White
14 0 Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki Supernatural RPF 7,751 M/M White
15 +2 Clint Barton/Phil Coulson The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 7,484 M/M White
16 +17 Levi/Eren Yeager Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 7,207 M/M White
17 +1 Enjolras/Grantaire Les Misérables - All Media Types 6,838 M/M White
18 +7 Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 6,751 F/M White
19 +8 Zayn Malik/Liam Payne One Direction (Band) 6,665 M/M Whi/POC
20 -4 Steve McGarrett/Danny “Danno” Williams Hawaii Five-0 (2010) 6,534 M/M White
21 +7 Gabriel/Sam Winchester Supernatural 6,325 M/M White
22 -3 James T. Kirk/Spock Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 6,247 M/M White
23 -11 Jim Ellison/Blair Sandburg The Sentinel 6,090 M/M White
24 +10 Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield The Hobbit - All Media Types 6,086 M/M White
25 +14 Ian Gallagher/Mickey Milkovich Shameless (US) 5,908 M/M White
26 -2 Harry Potter/Severus Snape Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 5,812 M/M White
27 -7 Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones Torchwood 5,689 M/M White
28 -2 Loki/Thor Thor (Movies) 5,653 M/M White
29 -6 Allison Argent/Scott McCall Teen Wolf (TV) 5,645 F/M Whi/POC
30 0 Sirius Black/Remus Lupin Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 5,462 M/M White
31 0 Pepper Potts/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 5,446 F/M White
32 -11 James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 5,440 M/M White
33 -18 Clark Kent/Lex Luthor Smallville 5,270 M/M White
34 +3 Mycroft Holmes/Lestrade Sherlock (TV) 4,988 M/M White
35 -3 Loki/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 4,935 M/M White
36 -1 Frank Iero/Gerard Way My Chemical Romance 4,902 M/M White
37 +32 Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak Arrow (TV 2012) 4,864 F/M White
38 -9 Arthur/Eames (Inception) Inception (2010) 4,676 M/M White
39 -3 Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter Hannibal (TV) 4,626 M/M White
40 +11 Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 4,594 F/F Whi/POC
41 +16 Marco Bott/Jean Kirstein Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 4,156 M/M White
42 +1 Belle/Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time (TV) 3,817 F/M White
43 +12 Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper Sherlock (TV) 3,790 F/M White
44 +32 Captain Hook | Killian Jones/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 3,681 F/M White
45 N Bellamy Blake/Clarke Griffin The 100 (TV) 3,637 F/M Whi/POC
46 -8 John Egbert/Dave Strider Homestuck 3,601 M/M Ambig
47 -5 Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 3,541 F/M White
48 -3 Mary Morstan/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 3,501 F/M White
49 -3 Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler Doctor Who (2005) 3,426 F/M White
50 -3 Carlos/Cecil Palmer Welcome to Night Vale 3,351 M/M Amb/POC
51 -2 Niall Horan/Zayn Malik One Direction (Band) 3,297 M/M Whi/POC
52 +1 Niall Horan/Harry Styles One Direction (Band) 3,294 M/M White
53 +6 Jane Foster/Thor The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 3,217 F/M White
54 +17 Castiel & Dean Winchester Supernatural 3,190 Gen White
55 -14 Daniel Jackson/Jack O'Neill Stargate SG-1 3,180 M/M White
56 -4 Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins 3,148 F/M Whi/Amb
57 -13 James Bond/Q Skyfall (2012) 3,140 M/M White
58 -2 Sebastian Moran/James Moriarty Sherlock (TV) 3,048 M/M White
59 -19 Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski due South 3,027 M/M White
60 +6 Jessica Moore/Sam Winchester Supernatural 2,961 F/M White
61 -11 Lydia Martin/Jackson Whittemore Teen Wolf (TV) 2,926 F/M White
62 +2 Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester Supernatural 2,914 Gen White
63 N Inquisitor/Cullen Rutherford Dragon Age: Inquisition 2,894 Other Whi/Amb
64 -4 Bruce Banner/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 2,784 M/M White
65 -17 Eleventh Doctor/River Song Doctor Who (2005) 2,715 F/M White
66 +17 Levi/Erwin Smith Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 2,694 M/M White
67 -5 Vernon Boyd/Erica Reyes Teen Wolf (TV) 2,692 F/M Whi/POC
68 -5 Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 2,691 F/M White
69 N Nanase Haruka/Tachibana Makoto Free! 2,600 M/M POC
70 -12 Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill Stargate SG-1 2,566 F/M White
71 -17 Spike/Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2,545 F/M White
72 -5 Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam Homestuck 2,505 F/F Ambig
73 -5 Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 2,472 F/M White
74 0 Gavin Free/Michael Jones Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter RPF 2,468 M/M White
75 -14 Isaac Lahey/Scott McCall Teen Wolf (TV) 2,462 M/M Whi/POC
76 N Laura Hollis/Carmilla Karnstein Carmilla (Web Series) 2,429 F/F White
77 +4 America (Hetalia)/England (Hetalia) Hetalia: Axis Powers 2,427 M/M White
78 +17 Peter Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 2,366 M/M White
79 +10 Patrick Stump/Pete Wentz Fall Out Boy 2,330 M/M Whi/POC
80 -6 Brian Kinney/Justin Taylor Queer as Folk (US) 2,227 M/M White
81 N Dan Howell/Phil Lester Phandom/The Fantastic Foursome (YouTube RPF) 2,203 M/M White
82 +2 Castiel/Sam Winchester Supernatural 2,118 M/M White
83 +4 James Potter/Lily Evans Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 2,092 F/M White
84 N Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio Haikyuu!! 2,085 M/M POC
85 -6 Liam Payne/Louis Tomlinson One Direction (Band) 2,080 M/M White
86 -1 Zayn Malik/Harry Styles One Direction (Band) 2,028 M/M Whi/POC
87 -9 Jake English/Dirk Strider Homestuck 2,024 M/M Ambig
88 N Lydia Martin/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 2,022 F/M White
89 -19 Anthony DiNozzo/Jethro Gibbs NCIS 2,021 M/M White
90 +10 Scott McCall/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 1,996 M/M Whi/POC
91 N Kaidan Alenko/Shepard Mass Effect 1,992 Other Amb/POC
92 N James “Bucky” Barnes & Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 1,969 Gen White
93 -2 Dave Strider/Karkat Vantas Homestuck 1,957 M/M Ambig
94 -29 Adam Lambert/Tommy Ratliff Adam Lambert (Musician) 1,951 M/M White
95 N Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto Naruto 1,948 M/M POC
96 N Guinevere/Arthur Pendragon Merlin (TV) 1,920 F/M Whi/POC
97 -24 Santana Lopez/Brittany S. Pierce Glee 1,899 F/F Whi/POC
98 N Matsuoka Rin/Nanase Haruka Free! 1,880 M/M POC
99 N Skye | Daisy Johnson/Grant Ward Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) 1,846 F/M Whi/POC
100 -1 Newton Geiszler/Hermann Gottlieb Pacific Rim (2013) 1,819 M/M White