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Now presenting the fifth annual AO3 Ship Stats Top 100!

This list shows the 100 pairing tags with the most fanfics posted on Archive Of Our Own as of August 3 2017. There are 68 M/M pairings, 20 F/M, 4 F/F, 5 Gen and 3 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, 28 belong to women and 3 to characters of indeterminate gender, down from 34 and 5 respectively in the 2016 list. There are 41 POC and 10 racially ambiguous characters, compared with 27 and 15 last year.

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

A text-only version of the list is as follows:

Rank Change Pairing Fandom Works Type Race
1 0 Castiel/Dean Winchester Supernatural 66148 M/M White
2 0 Sherlock Holmes/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 52232 M/M White
3 0 Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 47528 M/M White
4 0 Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson One Direction (Band) 29338 M/M White
5 0 James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 27854 M/M White
6 0 Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester Supernatural 22797 M/M White
7 2 Draco Malfoy/Harry Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 22402 M/M White
8 -1 Steve Rogers/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 19859 M/M White
9 -1 Merlin/Arthur Pendragon Merlin (TV) 17565 M/M White
10 1 Sherlock Holmes & John Watson Sherlock (TV) 14453 Gen White
11 -1 Blaine Anderson/Kurt Hummel Glee 14059 M/M Whi/POC
12 N Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) 13902 M/M Whi/POC
13 0 Levi/Eren Yeager Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 11702 M/M White
14 -2 Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies) 11683 M/M White
15 4 Will Graham/Hannibal Lecter Hannibal (TV) 11262 M/M White
16 -1 Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki Supernatural RPF 11242 M/M White
17 N Keith/Lance (Voltron) Voltron: Legendary Defender 10614 M/M Amb/POC
18 -4 Rodney McKay/John Sheppard Stargate Atlantis 10445 M/M White
19 2 Sirius Black/Remus Lupin Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 10137 M/M White
20 -2 Gabriel/Sam Winchester Supernatural 10060 M/M White
21 15 Dan Howell/Phil Lester Phandom/The Fantastic Foursome (YouTube RPF) 9938 M/M White
22 32 Magnus Bane/Alec Lightwood Shadowhunters (TV) 9734 M/M Whi/POC
23 -7 Clint Barton/Phil Coulson The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 9606 M/M White
24 -7 Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 9421 F/M White
25 -1 Oliver Queen/Felicity Smoak Arrow (TV 2012) 9258 F/M White
26 -1 James T. Kirk/Spock Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 9127 M/M White
27 0 Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 9071 F/F Whi/POC
28 3 Harry Potter/Severus Snape Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 8818 M/M White
29 -1 Ian Gallagher/Mickey Milkovich Shameless (US) 8707 M/M White
30 -8 Enjolras/Grantaire Les Misérables - All Media Types 8701 M/M White
31 -5 Steve McGarrett/Danny “Danno” Williams Hawaii Five-0 (2010) 8657 M/M White
32 7 Clarke Griffin/Lexa The 100 (TV) 8535 F/F White
33 -3 Bellamy Blake/Clarke Griffin The 100 (TV) 8506 F/M Whi/POC
34 -14 Zayn Malik/Liam Payne One Direction (Band) 8481 M/M Whi/POC
35 -12 Bilbo Baggins/Thorin Oakenshield The Hobbit - All Media Types 8305 M/M White
36 1 Captain Hook | Killian Jones/Emma Swan Once Upon a Time (TV) 8061 F/M White
37 20 Armitage Hux/Ben Solo | Kylo Ren Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) 8022 M/M White
38 -6 Frank Iero/Gerard Way My Chemical Romance 7823 M/M White
39 -10 Pepper Potts/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 7709 F/M White
40 -7 Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones Torchwood 7475 M/M White
41 49 Min Yoongi | Suga/Park Jimin Bangtan Boys | BTS 7150 M/M POC
42 -2 Mycroft Holmes/Lestrade Sherlock (TV) 7125 M/M White
43 0 Belle/Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time (TV) 6985 F/M White
44 11 Iwaizumi Hajime/Oikawa Tooru Haikyuu!! 6964 M/M POC
45 -10 Allison Argent/Scott McCall Teen Wolf (TV) 6937 F/M Whi/POC
46 N Jeon Jungkook/Kim Taehyung | V Bangtan Boys | BTS 6832 M/M POC
47 -13 Loki/Thor Thor (Movies) 6740 M/M White
48 -7 James T. Kirk/Leonard McCoy Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) 6598 M/M White
49 -1 Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper Sherlock (TV) 6506 F/M White
50 0 Hermione Granger/Ron Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 6490 F/M Whi/Amb
51 -13 Jim Ellison/Blair Sandburg The Sentinel 6446 M/M White
52 -3 Castiel & Dean Winchester Supernatural 6444 Gen White
53 -7 Inquisitor/Cullen Rutherford Dragon Age: Inquisition 6405 Other Whi/Amb
54 -3 Hinata Shouyou/Kageyama Tobio Haikyuu!! 6391 M/M POC
55 14 Adrien Agreste/Marinette Dupain-Cheng Miraculous Ladybug 6307 F/M Whi/POC
56 -11 Arthur/Eames (Inception) Inception (2010) 6096 M/M White
57 -15 Loki/Tony Stark The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 6091 M/M White
58 30 Josh Dun/Tyler Joseph Twenty One Pilots 5886 M/M Whi/POC
59 -12 Marco Bott/Jean Kirstein Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 5746 M/M White
60 -16 Clark Kent/Lex Luthor Smallville 5630 M/M White
61 -9 Tenth Doctor/Rose Tyler Doctor Who (2005) 5583 F/M White
62 -9 James Bond/Q James Bond (Craig movies) 5267 M/M White
63 -4 Dean Winchester & Sam Winchester Supernatural 5249 Gen White
64 N Kim Namjoon | Rap Monster/Kim Seokjin | Jin Bangtan Boys | BTS 5152 M/M POC
65 N Jeon Jungkook/Park Jimin Bangtan Boys | BTS 5077 M/M POC
66 -1 James “Bucky” Barnes & Steve Rogers Captain America (Movies) 5021 Gen White
67 1 Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 4971 F/M White
68 -12 Mary Morstan/John Watson Sherlock (TV) 4900 F/M White
69 4 Leo Fitz/Jemma Simmons Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) 4863 F/M White
70 7 James Potter/Lily Evans Potter Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 4842 F/M White
71 -11 Laura Hollis/Carmilla Karnstein Carmilla (Web Series) 4729 F/F White
72 -8 Patrick Stump/Pete Wentz Fall Out Boy 4700 M/M Whi/POC
73 7 Hermione Granger/Draco Malfoy Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling 4661 F/M Whi/Amb
74 -9 Jessica Moore/Sam Winchester Supernatural 4491 F/M White
75 9 Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski due South 4481 M/M White
76 -18 John Egbert/Dave Strider Homestuck 4463 M/M Ambig
77 -5 Inquisitor/Solas Dragon Age: Inquisition 4436 Other Whi/Amb
78 N Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens Hamilton – Miranda 4409 M/M POC
79 -17 Jane Foster/Thor The Avengers (Marvel Movies) 4350 F/M White
80 -17 Katniss Everdeen/Peeta Mellark Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins 4326 F/M Whi/Amb
81 -10 Levi/Erwin Smith Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan 4289 M/M White
82 -21 Niall Horan/Harry Styles One Direction (Band) 4218 M/M White
83 N Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi Haikyuu!! 4164 M/M POC
84 -2 Harry Hart/Gary “Eggsy” Unwin Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) 4121 M/M White
85 12 Fox Mulder/Dana Scully The X-Files 4097 F/M White
86 -19 Carlos/Cecil Palmer Welcome to Night Vale 4053 M/M Amb/POC
87 -9 America (Hetalia)/England (Hetalia) Hetalia: Axis Powers 4030 M/M White
88 N Dean Winchester/You Supernatural 4027 Other Whi/Amb
89 -13 Nanase Haruka/Tachibana Makoto Free! 3964 M/M POC
90 5 Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto Naruto 3942 M/M POC
91 -17 Sebastian Moran/James Moriarty Sherlock (TV) 3926 M/M White
92 -7 Peter Hale/Stiles Stilinski Teen Wolf (TV) 3900 M/M White
93= N Akaashi Keiji/Bokuto Koutarou Haikyuu!! 3888 M/M POC
93= 1 Poe Dameron/Finn Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) 3888 M/M POC
95 N Jung Hoseok | J-Hope/Min Yoongi | Suga Bangtan Boys | BTS 3887 M/M POC
96 N Otabek Altin/Yuri Plisetsky Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) 3852 M/M Whi/POC
97 -27 Niall Horan/Zayn Malik One Direction (Band) 3795 M/M Whi/POC
98 N Kara Danvers/Lena Luthor Supergirl (TV 2015) 3793 F/F White
99 N Katsuki Yuuri & Victor Nikiforov Yuri!!! on Ice (Anime) 3782 Gen Whi/POC
100 N Peter Parker/Wade Wilson Spider-Man - All Media Types 3770 M/M White