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For the first time ever, here to accompany the 2016 AO3 Ship Stats list, this list shows the 100 most popular pairing tags on Archive Of Our Own since this time last year.

This list was created by comparison of current number of fics with data gathered for the 2015 AO3 Ship Stats. Values are only approximate, but this list gives some idea of the most popular pairings in the last 13 months (from July 2015 to August 2016).

There are 63 M/M pairings on the list, 19 F/M, 7 F/F, 5 Gen and 6 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 are women and 7 are characters of ambiguous gender. 49 are POC, and 15 are racially ambiguous.

For more information about the AO3 Ship Stats project, please check out this year’s post, and the accompanying FAQs.

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Rank Pairing Fandom New Works Total Type Race
1 Castiel/Dean Winchester Supernatural 13,204 56,363 M/M White
2 James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 9,327 21,626 M/M White
3 Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 7,591 42,531 M/M White
4 Sherlock Holmes/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 6,661 46,030 M/M White
5 Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson One Direction (Band) 5,732 27,375 M/M White
6 Clarke Griffin/Lexa The 100 (TV) 4,628 6,045 F/F White
7 Armitage Hux/Ben Solo | Kylo Ren Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) 4,601 4,601 M/M White
8 Steve Rogers/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 4,432 16,407 M/M White
9 Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester Supernatural 4,313 18,972 M/M White
10 Dan Howell/Phil Lester Phandom/The Fantastic Foursome (YouTube RPF) 4,220 6,418 M/M White
11 Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter Hannibal (TV) 3,863 8,486 M/M White
12 Adrien Agreste/Marinette Dupain-Cheng Miraculous Ladybug 3,705 3,705 F/M Whi/POC
13 Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 3,632 15,176 M/M White
14 Magnus Bane/Alec Lightwood Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare 3,277 4,342 M/M Whi/POC
15 Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru Haikyuu!! 3,249 4,278 M/M POC
16 Bellamy Blake/Clarke Griffin The 100 (TV) 3,131 6,752 F/M Whi/POC
17 Poe Dameron/Finn Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) 2,938 2,938 M/M POC
18 Levi/Eren Yeager Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 2,912 10,110 M/M White
19 Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak Arrow (TV 2012) 2,803 7,661 F/M White
20 Captain Hook | Killian Jones/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 2,725 6,402 F/M White
21 Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin Bangtan Boys | BTS 2,694 3,080 M/M POC
22 Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio Haikyuu!! 2,657 4,734 M/M POC
23 Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 2,637 7,238 F/F Whi/POC
24 Sirius Black/Remus Lupin Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 2,544 8,005 M/M White
25 Inquisitor/Cullen Rutherford Dragon Age: Inquisition 2,504 5,398 Other Whi/Amb
26 Merlin/Arthur Pendragon Merlin (TV) 2,440 15,775 M/M White
27 Josh Dun/Tyler Joseph Twenty One Pilots 2,403 3,170 M/M Whi/POC
28 Gabriel/Sam Winchester Supernatural 2,192 8,511 M/M White
29 Jeon Jungkook/Kim Taehyung | V Bangtan Boys | BTS 2,182 2,476 M/M POC
30 Inquisitor/Solas Dragon Age: Inquisition 2,096 3,669 Other Whi/Amb
31 Rey/Ben Solo | Kylo Ren Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) 2,082 2,082 F/M White
32 Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 2,064 8,809 F/M White
33 Blaine Anderson/Kurt Hummel Glee 2,034 12,934 M/M Whi/POC
34 Harry Hart/Gary “Eggsy” Unwin Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) 2,002 3,281 M/M White
35 Sherlock Holmes & John Watson Sherlock (TV) 1,966 12,484 Gen White
36 Akaashi Keiji/Bokuto Koutarou Haikyuu!! 1,959 2,383 M/M POC
37 James “Bucky” Barnes & Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 1,930 3,890 Gen White
38 Bill Cipher/Dipper Pines Gravity Falls 1,907 2,655 M/M Whi/Amb
39 Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki Supernatural RPF 1,892 9,634 M/M White
40 Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi Haikyuu!! 1,865 2,762 M/M POC
41 Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies) 1,826 10,362 M/M White
42 Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens Hamilton – Miranda 1,807 1,807 M/M POC
43 Clarke Griffin & Lexa The 100 (TV) 1,804 2,735 Gen White
44 Leo Fitz/Jemma Simmons Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) 1,802 3,610 F/M White
45 Frank Iero/Gerard Way My Chemical Romance 1,773 6,666 M/M White
46 Mark Fischbach/Sean McLoughlin Video Blogging RPF 1,756 1,756 M/M Whi/POC
47 Castiel & Dean Winchester Supernatural 1,752 4,941 Gen White
48 Belle/Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time (TV) 1,715 5,534 F/M White
49 Jeon Jungkook/Park Jimin Bangtan Boys | BTS 1,697 1,884 M/M POC
50 Laura Hollis/Carmilla Karnstein Carmilla (Web Series) 1,671 4,100 F/F White
51 Sans (Undertale)/You Undertale (Video Game) 1,641 1,641 Other Ambig
52= Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield The Hobbit - All Media Types 1,637 7,712 M/M White
52= Patrick Stump/Pete Wentz Fall Out Boy 1,637 3,952 M/M Whi/POC
54 Fox Mulder/Dana Scully The X-Files 1,553 2,880 F/M White
55 Dan Howell & Phil Lester Phandom/The Fantastic Foursome (YouTube RPF) 1,485 2,148 M/M White
56 Kim Namjoon | Rap Monster/Kim Seokjin | Jin Bangtan Boys | BTS 1,484 1,662 M/M POC
57 Dean Winchester/You Supernatural 1,465 2,324 Other Whi/Amb
58 Hyakuya Mikaela/Hyakuya Yuuichirou Owari no Seraph | Seraph of the End 1,453 1,635 M/M POC
59 Alphys/Undyne Undertale (Video Game) 1,432 1,432 F/F Ambig
60 Pepper Potts/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 1,425 6,865 F/M White
61 Tsukishima Kei/Yamaguchi Tadashi Haikyuu!! 1,422 2,188 M/M POC
62 Zayn Malik/Liam Payne One Direction (Band) 1,416 8,081 M/M Whi/POC
63 Clint Barton/Phil Coulson The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 1,412 8,891 M/M White
64 Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper Sherlock (TV) 1,382 5,171 F/M White
65= James Bond/Q James Bond (Craig movies) 1,350 4,485 M/M White
65= James Potter/Lily Evans Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 1,350 3,441 F/M White
67 Barry Allen/Leonard Snart The Flash (TV 2014) 1,323 1,461 M/M Whi/POC
68 Aaron Dingle/Robert Sugden Emmerdale 1,321 1,702 M/M White
69 Peter Parker/Wade Wilson Spider-Man - All Media Types 1,317 2,755 M/M White
70 Genos/Saitama (One-Punch Man) One-Punch Man 1,297 1,297 M/M POC
71 Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler Doctor Who (2005) 1,282 4,710 F/M White
72 Fenris/Hawke Dragon Age II 1,264 3,052 Other Amb/POC
73= Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester Supernatural 1,254 4,159 Gen White
73= James T. Kirk/Spock Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 1,254 7,499 M/M White
75 Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 1,248 4,789 F/M Whi/Amb
76 Octavia Blake/Lincoln The 100 (TV) 1,227 1,968 F/M Whi/POC
77 Ronan Lynch/Adam Parrish Raven Cycle - Maggie Stiefvater 1,208 1,613 M/M White
78 Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmermann Check Please! (Webcomic) 1,197 1,446 M/M White
79 Rodney McKay/John Sheppard Stargate Atlantis 1,192 9,741 M/M White
80 Leia Organa/Han Solo Star Wars - All Media Types 1,180 1,437 F/M White
81 Michael Clifford/Luke Hemmings 5 Seconds of Summer (Band) 1,168 2,455 M/M White
82 Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald Doctor Who (2005) 1,160 1,730 F/M White
83 Nico di Angelo/Will Solace Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rick Riordan 1,157 2,268 M/M White
84 Marco Bott/Jean Kirstein Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 1,152 5,303 M/M White
85 Dave Strider/Karkat Vantas Homestuck 1,135 3,091 M/M Ambig
86 Iron Bull/Dorian Pavus Dragon Age: Inquisition 1,130 1,787 M/M Amb/POC
87 Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou Haikyuu!! 1,091 1,581 M/M POC
88 Enjolras/Grantaire Les Misérables - All Media Types 1,075 7,907 M/M White
89 Inquisitor/Dorian Pavus Dragon Age: Inquisition 1,063 1,925 Other Amb/POC
90 Daryl Dixon/Rick Grimes The Walking Dead (TV) 1,055 2,115 M/M White
91 Root | Samantha Groves/Sameen Shaw Person of Interest (TV) 1,049 1,896 F/F Whi/POC
92 Mycroft Holmes/Lestrade Sherlock (TV) 1,040 6,027 M/M White
93 Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 1,026 3,714 F/M White
94 Kara Danvers/Cat Grant Supergirl (TV 2015) 1,003 1,003 F/F White
95 Korra/Asami Sato Avatar: Legend of Korra 999 2,749 F/F POC
96 Illya Kuryakin/Napoleon Solo The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) 997 1,501 M/M White
97 Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Min Yoongi | Suga Bangtan Boys | BTS 995 1,147 M/M POC
98 Loki (Marvel)/Reader Marvel Cinematic Universe 992 1,086 Other Whi/Amb
99 Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto Naruto 987 2,935 M/M POC
100 Ian Gallagher/Mickey Milkovich Shameless (US) 982 6,884 M/M White]