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After a brief delay due to technical troubles, here are the AO3 Ship Stats for August 2016!

This list shows the 100 pairing tags with the most fanfics posted on Archive Of Our Own. There are 61 M/M pairings, 26 F/M, 4 F/F, 4 Gen and 5 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, 34 belong to women and 5 to characters of indeterminate gender, up from 33 and 2 respectively in the 2015 list. There are 27 POC and 15 racially ambiguous characters, up from 24 and 12.

For more information on this list, please see the FAQ post. You might also want to check out the Top 100 pairings of This Year.

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Rank Change Pairing Tag Fandom Works Type Race
1 0 Castiel/Dean Winchester Supernatural 56,390 M/M White
2 0 Sherlock Holmes/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 46,048 M/M White
3 0 Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 42,539 M/M White
4 0 Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson One Direction (Band) 27,354 M/M White
5 2 James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 21,639 M/M White
6 -1 Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester Supernatural 18,976 M/M White
7 1 Steve Rogers/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 16,414 M/M White
8 -2 Merlin/Arthur Pendragon Merlin (TV) 15,778 M/M White
9 0 Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 15,190 M/M White
10 0 Blaine Anderson/Kurt Hummel Glee 12,943 M/M Whi/POC
11 -11 Sherlock Holmes & John Watson Sherlock (TV) 12,484 Gen White
12 1 Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies) 10,365 M/M White
13 3 Levi/Eren Yeager Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 10,116 M/M White
14 -2 Rodney McKay/John Sheppard Stargate Atlantis 9,745 M/M White
15 -1 Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki Supernatural RPF 9,636 M/M White
16 -1 Clint Barton/Phil Coulson The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 8,894 M/M White
17 1 Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 8,812 F/M White
18 3 Gabriel/Sam Winchester Supernatural 8,513 M/M White
19 20 Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter Hannibal (TV) 8,488 M/M White
20 -1 Zayn Malik/Liam Payne One Direction (Band) 8,060 M/M Whi/POC
21 9 Sirius Black/Remus Lupin Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 8,006 M/M White
22 -5 Enjolras/Grantaire Les Misérables - All Media Types 7,907 M/M White
23 1 Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield The Hobbit - All Media Types 7,719 M/M White
24 13 Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak Arrow (TV 2012) 7,665 F/M White
25 -3 James T. Kirk/Spock Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 7,501 M/M White
26 -6 Steve McGarrett/Danny “Danno” Williams Hawaii Five-0 (2010) 7,484 M/M White
27 13 Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 7,239 F/F Whi/POC
28 -3 Ian Gallagher/Mickey Milkovich Shameless (US) 6,885 M/M White
29 2 Pepper Potts/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 6,869 F/M White
30 15 Bellamy Blake/Clarke Griffin The 100 (TV) 6,756 F/M Whi/POC
31 -5 Harry Potter/Severus Snape Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 6,751 M/M White
32 4 Frank Iero/Gerard Way My Chemical Romance 6,667 M/M White
33 -6 Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones Torchwood 6,666 M/M White
34 -6 Loki/Thor Thor (Movies) 6,506 M/M White
35 -6 Allison Argent/Scott McCall Teen Wolf (TV) 6,471 F/M Whi/POC
36 45 Dan Howell/Phil Lester Phandom/The Fantastic Foursome (YouTube RPF) 6,465 M/M White
37 7 Captain Hook | Killian Jones/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 6,406 F/M White
38 -15 Jim Ellison/Blair Sandburg The Sentinel 6,250 M/M White
39 N Clarke Griffin/Lexa The 100 (TV) 6,049 F/F White
40 -6 Mycroft Holmes/Lestrade Sherlock (TV) 6,028 M/M White
41 -9 James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 5,678 M/M White
42 -7 Loki/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 5,639 M/M White
43 -1 Belle/Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time (TV) 5,530 F/M White
44 -11 Clark Kent/Lex Luthor Smallville 5,511 M/M White
45 -7 Arthur/Eames (Inception) Inception (2010) 5,490 M/M White
46 17 Inquisitor/Cullen Rutherford Dragon Age: Inquisition 5,400 Other Whi/Amb
47 -6 Marco Bott/Jean Kirstein Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 5,304 M/M White
48 -5 Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper Sherlock (TV) 5,172 F/M White
49 5 Castiel & Dean Winchester Supernatural 4,945 Gen White
50 -3 Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 4,792 F/M Whi/Amb
51 33 Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio Haikyuu!! 4,734 M/M POC
52 -3 Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler Doctor Who (2005) 4,709 F/M White
53 4 James Bond/Q James Bond (Craig movies) 4,483 M/M White
54 N Magnus Bane/Alec Lightwood Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare 4,346 M/M Whi/POC
55 N Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru Haikyuu!! 4,281 M/M POC
56 -8 Mary Morstan/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 4,275 F/M White
57 N Armitage Hux/Kylo Ren Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) 4,256 M/M White
58 -12 John Egbert/Dave Strider Homestuck 4,184 M/M Ambig
59 3 Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester Supernatural 4,163 Gen White
60 16 Laura Hollis/Carmilla Karnstein Carmilla (Web Series) 4,101 F/F White
61 -9 Niall Horan/Harry Styles One Direction (Band) 4,023 M/M White
62 -9 Jane Foster/Thor The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 4,000 F/M White
63 -7 Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins 3,976 F/M Whi/Amb
64 15 Patrick Stump/Pete Wentz Fall Out Boy 3,952 M/M Whi/POC
65= 26 James “Bucky” Barnes & Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 3,893 Gen White
65= -5 Jessica Moore/Sam Winchester Supernatural 3,893 F/M White
67 -17 Carlos/Cecil Palmer Welcome to Night Vale 3,827 M/M Amb/POC
68 0 Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 3,719 F/M White
69 N Adrien Agreste/Marinette Dupain-Cheng Miraculous Ladybug 3,712 F/M Whi/POC
70 -19 Niall Horan/Zayn Malik One Direction (Band) 3,700 M/M Whi/POC
71 -5 Levi/Erwin Smith Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 3,681 M/M White
72 N Inquisitor/Solas Dragon Age: Inquisition 3,667 Other Whi/Amb
73 N Leo Fitz/Jemma Simmons Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) 3,612 F/M White
74 -16 Sebastian Moran/James Moriarty Sherlock (TV) 3,526 M/M White
75 -20 Daniel Jackson/Jack O'Neill Stargate SG-1 3,502 M/M White
76 -7 Nanase Haruka/Tachibana Makoto Free! 3,499 M/M POC
77 6 James Potter/Lily Evans Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 3,442 F/M White
78 -1 America (Hetalia)/England (Hetalia) Hetalia: Axis Powers 3,374 M/M White
79 -15 Bruce Banner/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 3,314 M/M White
80 -7 Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 3,303 F/M Whi/Amb
81 -14 Vernon Boyd/Erica Reyes Teen Wolf (TV) 3,286 F/M Whi/POC
82 N Harry Hart/Gary “Eggsy” Unwin Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) 3,281 M/M White
83 -22 Lydia Martin/Jackson Whittemore Teen Wolf (TV) 3,280 F/M White
84 -25 Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski due South 3,269 M/M White
85 -7 Peter Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 3,264 M/M White
86 -14 Rose Lalonde/Kanaya Maryam Homestuck 3,188 F/F Ambig
87 -16 Spike/Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer 3,170 F/M White
88 N Josh Dun/Tyler Joseph Twenty One Pilots 3,169 M/M Whi/POC
89 4 Dave Strider/Karkat Vantas Homestuck 3,091 M/M Ambig
90 N Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin Bangtan Boys | BTS 3,080 M/M POC
91 N Fenris/Hawke Dragon Age II 3,054 Other Amb/POC
92 -27 Eleventh Doctor/River Song Doctor Who (2005) 2,956 F/M White
93 -5 Lydia Martin/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 2,942 F/M White
94 N Poe Dameron/Finn Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) 2,940 M/M POC
95 0 Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto Naruto 2,931 M/M POC
96 -22 Gavin Free/Michael Jones Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter/Funhaus RPF 2,929 M/M White
97 N Fox Mulder/Dana Scully The X-Files 2,882 F/M White
98 -28 Sam Carter/Jack O'Neill Stargate SG-1 2,830 F/M White
99 -8 Kaidan Alenko/Shepard Mass Effect 2,792 Other Amb/POC
100 N Alistair/Warden (Dragon Age) Dragon Age: Origins 2,769 Other Amb/POC]