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The Once Upon A Time Jolly Roger Ship Poll – Results

Attention on deck shipmates! With less than a month to go until the third season of Once Upon A Time kicked off, we wanted to to know your favourite ships or pairings. You could vote for your favourite OTP, Bromance, Cast Friendships or characters with certain…items.

And voting you certainly did! Many thanks indeed to everyone who voted or left a comment below, hope you all had fun.

As you all know, you could vote for up to 5 ships out of a selection of 55, which still didn’t seem enough for some of you as you added 200 more in ‘other’ – all valid answers naturally!

So let’s take a look at the results:

Your favourite OTP

  1. Swan Queen with 36% of the votes (80.012)
  2. RumBelle with 28% of the votes (62.232)
  3. Captain Swan with 10% of the votes (21.591)
  4. honourable mention of  Frankenwolf with 4% of the votes (8.896)

Your favourite BROTP

  1. Jennifer Morrison and Colin O’Donoghue with 6.677 votes
  2. Bobby and Everyone
  3. Josh Dallas and Colin O’Donoghue 

Your favourite character and item…

  1. Captain Floor/ Flook  (Hook and the Floor) with  3.053 votes
  2. Rapple  / Spoon Queen (Regina with apples and you also mentioned spoons)
  3. Belle’s Chipped Cup

Your favourite ships with new characters (Season 3)

  1. Fairy Queen (Tinkerbell and Regina) with 2.413 votes

Your favourite ‘other’ answers

  1. The Swan – Mills family (Emma, Henry and Regina)
  2. Mad Hearts  (Jefferson and Cora)
  3. Granny and her bow

 

… and let’s not forget the OUAT fandom You’re a bowl of Soup! with 1391 votes

 

172 comments

  1. SWAN QUEEN 37% ( 1679 votes )
    FUCK YEAH

    • no matter how much votes it will get, it still will not happen.

    • Only if they would listen to what the people want!

      • i know aliot of people who dont want it ( and not because iit would be a lesbian couple but because it just simply wont fit to the characters)
        swan queen are the loudest fanbase but that dont means that its the biggest fanbase.

        • Well then the biggest fanbase should make some more noise because according to every poll ever done Swan Queen has either won or come in second to Rumbelle, so looks to me like it is at least the second biggest ship.

        • What’s up with the hate…??!!! Why can’t everyone just sail their ships without trying to sink eachother…?
          That some people might not ship the same couple as you, doesn’t make that couple any less valid….
          the world is filled with enough hate without OUAT–fans putting down each other…
          Remember, LOVE is LOVE… <3

          • i simply gave an answer to the part:

            Only if they would listen to what the people want!

            and said that not ALL people want it. that is hate for you? why?

            i ship and let ship, i just simply dont like a couple of really agressive swan queen fans.

        • Well the all the polls seem to speak for themselves! If we’re not the biggest or just behind rumpbellethen why are we always winning these polls?

          • bhahahaha thats funny because you don’t. the fact that you sank captain swan on wetpaint poll cause you KNEW that you wouldn’t make it to the finals proves how unsecure and puffy you really are. lol millian won over cs. sureee. you never won when theres only 1 vote per ip allowed. and this poll just proves who in the fandom have no life and nothing more.

  2. My Fave is Captain Swan!!!

    And the actual couples that also count is Snowing and Rumbelle for me and the show lol

    Also would love to see Charming and Hook bromance

    Most of these are irrelevent LOL

  3. Go Swan Queen make it intentional!

  4. Swan Queen all the way :)

  5. Captain Swan…
    Because Swan Queen will never be canon.

  6. unless you write for the show and can say that Swan Queen will never be canon, you probably shouldn’t speculate. no one on the show has ever said that Swan Queen would never be canon. speculation like this is just hating on Swan Queen for no reason.

    • Why can’t we like comment ?

    • Though they did say that this wasn’t their intention. :( I really hope they change their mindor at least consider it a bit more. SwanQueen would be a really great couple on the show. It’s got good background too. =)

      • No they didn’t say that. They say their intention was to write Emma and Regina in character. It could very well be in their character to love each other.

        • I guess but I don’t think they’re brave enough to make SwanQueen cannon anyway :/

          • I promise its not a matter of not brave enough. Its a matter of what the network will and won’t air. If ABC has told the writers they don’t support it (which probably has happened, since the love for SQ is well known…and believe me, Hollywood knows. They read, they hear you,) then it in all truths, leaves the writers to walk on eggshells around it.

            It’s a Hollywood fact that they usually cannot and should come out and outright say ‘no, we are not doing that’ and since ABC is Disney, they’re the most notorious about being evasive as to WHY they won’t, due to any backlashes about political correctness. That and why would they outright alienate a huge part of the fan base? Its tactics to keep people watching.

            Writers are being targets because they’re easily accessible (and I don’t believe they should be. No one in their right minds would enjoy tweets or feedback telling you how to do any of your jobs or how you’re a coward because the company that hired you might now allow you to pass certain boundaries.) It’s not the writers, I can promise you that.

            But, regrettably to the shippers of it, they have pretty much said no. I forget when it came up. It was once in tweets, and I believe once during 2013′s Paley Fest. Based on s3 spoilers, between Lana’s tweet about a male lover and the press release comment about things between Hook and Emma…

            It really isn’t the route they’re taking it.

            If you can’t enjoy the show’s direction, then you don’t have to watch or support it. Outcry’s don’t help much. I’ve chosen to stop watching, and even I continue to ship the ships I love most. That’s the mature way to handle it. And I’m sorry to the shippers who really want to see it happen.

            There was plot potential (non shipping related,) I wanted to see happen. And to me its just become a shipping show, LOST 2.0. Never could get much enjoyment from clusterfuck dramas.

            Love you all, and keep on sailing regardless of the fact reality bites!

  7. Captain Floor all the way !
    Swan Queen comes a close second.

    Where is Rumbelle though ?

  8. SwanQueen, Hookriel, Sleeping Warrior, Rumbelle and Frankenwolf =)

  9. Swan Queen Always and Forevah

  10. THIS IS SWAN QUEEN NATION!!! VIVA LA SWAN QUEEN!! 3000+ votes!
    Oh my baby girl is winning… :’)

  11. thelookoftheevilregal

    Swan Queen

  12. They should add SpoonQueen too :D Regina and her spoon xD

  13. Ruby/Archie are called ‘Red Cricket’ Just FYI

    I voted Swan Queen, Rumbelle, Stable Queen, Dreamy Nova, and Red Cricket XD

  14. Swan queen all the way! \o/
    Viva La Swan Queen

  15. Snow Queen aka:White queen,
    Red Snow
    And Swan Queen!

  16. holy jeez Cora Mills ships her daughter with Emma Swan!

  17. Swan Queen. It makes sense. Its never been done. The actresses have great chemistry, They share a son. They’re already a family. They belong together. If Emma was male than Swan Queen would be endgame with no problems.

  18. Regina/Daniel, Regina/Emma, Regina/Robin Hood, Red/Whale, Snow/Charming

  19. ONLY RUMBELLE!

  20. When I vote, it is the poll who is scared. Oh, I mean Swan Queen. Now that I have my heart back, I can clearly see (from space, where I’m with Superman and Jesus) that my daughter deserves the Savior’s love. PEACE AND TRUE LOVE, Y’ALL!
    -CORA OUT.

  21. You hear that sound?
    That’s the sound of the Swan Queen Armada conquering this poll.

  22. Why on Earth are RL cast friendships included in the Poll?

  23. Wow my mums kick asses!!! SQ FTW!!! This poll definitely has been hijacked by SQshipers! Cool!

  24. I don’t like that this list includes cast friendships and encourages people to vote on them. Many online fans already treat actors like they are fictional characters and feel that it’s acceptable to openly critique their personal lives. I don’t think this list means any harm, but it’s reinforcing that mentality.

  25. A meaningless poll will not make your ship canon, Swan Queeners. Sorry.

    • Of course not ! No need to be condescendant. It will just proove our passion for our ship. And we don’t need canon to sail.
      Btw saying sorry only makes you sound condescendant and a bit like a sore loser.

    • I don’t see why you have to be rude. just say which ship you love and leave it at that Caz. You do sound like a sore loser but more than that, why so threatened by how popular SQ is?

      • What is popular is not always correct. Adam and Co. specifically said on Twitter that they’re going to have an lgbt character on the show, but it will never happen between Emma and Regina.

        • Again, interpretation. They never named Emma nor Regina. They said it may not be the characters that we want. No precisions on the “we” so it can be any part of the ouat fandom.

        • Why does it even matter? There are tons of ships on that list that will probs never be canon and some cast relationships that we – if we’re honest – know very, very little about outside of public appearances. It’s just a fun poll and I don’t see anyone complaining about the amounts of votes other couples that are not canon are getting. Sorry but it’s true your reaction does make you look like you’re just unhappy with the results for whatever reason and therefore single out SQ and their fans.

    • Neither will talking about the SPECIAL CONNECTION OMG between Hook and Emma but people still go on about it.

      • Their ‘special connection’ even though they had like 3 conversations all of last season, all of which Emma was snarky and done with him. And the whole ‘kindred spirit’ thing is redundant thats all they can ever say about them even though Jen said Emma and Neal are also ‘kindred spirits’ so go figure.

  26. VIVA LA SWAN QUEEN!

  27. Screw canon I’m voting for Swen.
    Viva La Swan Queen.

  28. BrokenButSavedChippedCup

    I’m a Rumbelle shipper through and through, and don’t particularly like Emma or Regina (although Evil Queen is quite sassy and fun – sorta like evil rumple hehe), but even I can see how freaking amazing Swan Queen would be. I mean, it would be groundbreaking – think of all the free publicity. Not to mention all the positive and good vibes it would generate. Sure, the homophobe crowd would scream out – but the world is changing. Two attractive actresses, with their chemistry on screen, over tired old brooding pretty boy trope? Every show does that boring old idea. Evil, broken Queen saved by beautiful savior who is her main enemies daughter? Drama, drama, drama – What’s not to like? And as for what’s popular is not always what they go with? God forbid they put something popular on tv huh? Seems like a no-brainer to me – would draw lots of viewers, and be a really positive message in today’s society. *shrug*

  29. Stop trying to make Swan Queen happen. Its not going to happen. The writers and creators have said MULTIPLE times that it will not happen.

    • Have you actually searched for all their comments ? Can you point out the ones you’re refering ?
      Because guess what ? We have thought about SQ and its possibility to be canon a lot lot more than you. So we are searching for those comments. And so far, we haven’t seen one that wasn’t subject to interpretation.
      And the show tends to give us hope. Does your ship do magic together ? Trancending realm, breaking unbreakable curses ?
      We’re not trying to make it happen. We’re trying to make people see it can.

    • Way to suck the fun out of something that was just meant to be entertaining for all fans. Some of you take these things way too seriously. Even if you pretend you don’t.

  30. Honestly, I’ll vote for my ship (Rumbelle) but I don’t care who will win: I’m sorry but Swan Queen will never happen, no matter how polls you win. Sorry.

  31. I have nothing against Swan Queen, really, I like Regina and I like Emma. I just say that Adam and Eddy said a lot of times that they won’t never be canon, so no matter who will win the poll.

    • Where did they say that ? Show me your source please.

      • Do we want to talk about the Comic Con? They said clearly that SQ won’t never become canon, not in a romantic way. Not to mention the fact that both Emma and Regina will have a new love interest (Emma will be part of the Hook/Neal triangle).
        I’m not saying that it’s wrong to ship them, everyone can ship who they want!
        I’m just saying that we all know they won’t never be a couple and winning a poll won’t change it, that’s all.
        But, like I said before, everyone has the right to ship the couple they want, canon or not.

        • No they didn’t say that. They were dismissive of any discussion and said nothing more than their only intention was to write Emma and Regina in character. They are many ways to interprete what they said, how they reacted (or didn’t, Lana and Jen poker faces were kinda sad…)
          Until Adam or Eddy clearly said Emma and Regina will never be romantically involved, nobody can predict if it will be canon or not.

          • I’m sorry but I really doubt that they’ll never be canon.
            I have a different opinion about what Adam said during the panel but, of course, anyone can think what they want :)

  32. I ship about 20 OUAT ships. do yOU REALIZE HOW HARD THIS WAS TO PICK 5

  33. Funny how a “meaningless” poll makes oncers get out of their way to tell us SQ won’t happen.
    First of all, I’d like to point out that SQ is the only ship that is treated like this here. You don’t see that happens to CaptainSwan or Swanfire. Why ? There are as much arguments for or against any of those 3 ships. So why is SQ treated specially ? Because it’s a f/f ship. That’s blatant heterosexism.
    Segundo, you’re the ones giving more value to this poll than it deserves. We’re here voting for our ship just to tell that we count and you’re assuming we want to tell the writers “make it canon”. Come on ! As if they would be interested by a poll where people vote for “You’re a bowl of soup !”
    I don’t think SQshippers ask for more than just being treated like any other shipper.
    And I know canon won’t disappoint me. I predict a lot of Captain Floor in season 3, with a lot of new characters to reunite them. My fav so far were Belle on the Jolly and Regina under the library.

  34. CAPTAIN SWAN!!! <3
    Rumbelle, Snowing, Philora, Stable Queen, Frankenwolf! *-*

  35. You don’t have to be rude about it, okay? People can ship whatever they want to ship. It’s supposed to be a fun experience for everyone, so stop bashing other ships.

  36. the only ship being bashed is Swan Queen as always. There isn’t any proof anywhere that Emma and Regina’s love interests for the first 1/3 of the season are ‘endgame’ in any way. There also wasn’t any indication at Comic Con that Swan Queen was never going to happen. People were disappointed in what was said about intentionality and subtext. Julie’s why does the ‘opinion’ that Swan Queen is a pointless ship need to be expressed pointlessly in this thread? it’s clear that you have an agenda against this group of people who just want to see the story told (either in subtext or maintext there are different opinions out there about which is better). be quiet and let the ships sail in their own way.
    on that note, it would be great if the top 5 got a mention by the pollsters instead of just the winner. that would be nice for shipping relations generally.

    • I have already said that I ship and let ship. I’m not judging and I’m not offending anyone, I’ve just said my opinion politely.
      And I have nothing against Swan Queen, I love both Emma and Regina, I just don’t like them together but this doesn’t mean that I don’t respect who ships them.

    • I ship Swan Queen, but I don’t hate people who ship Captain Swan or Swan Thief or Wooden Swan (or anything else for that matter)! It saddens me that not everyone feels like this, you know?

  37. you can say ship and let ship all you want but then attacking a ship contradicts your statement so who cares what you say at that point. let it go Julie, you are being disrespectful whether you mean to be or not. I want to redirect attention to BrokenButSavedChippedCup who is being generous despite shipping Rumbelle primarily. THAT is an example of ship and let ship. What if there weren’t hate heaped on SQ? we’d probably enjoy this coming character arc. there’s no reason why Emma and Regina’s explorations and relationships with other people should harm our shipping, it’s part of life when you’re trying to figure things out.

    • Explorations ? You sound like a FQ shipper :p
      Or just kinky XD

      I will enjoy it, because I have a feeling Regina’s LI will be a game changer and because nobody can’t pull Flook apart !

  38. RUMBELLE & SWANFIRE FOREVER (MY OTPS) HookedQueen, FrakenWolf & RedCricket are awesome too

  39. total hook/floor shipper and swan queen and also fairy queen because jealousy can be fun. and kinky. definitely kinky. swan queen provides many kinds of thrills

  40. Captain Swan is my OTP! I have lots of respect for all the ships and shippers, though. We’re quite the passionate bunch.

  41. This is the worst fandom I have ever been in. Stop with the ship bashing. It’s not going to make people stop shipping and it’s just getting old. What’s the point of hating other ships and the other people in this fandom? You would think being friends with each other would make viewing the show more pleasurable. Instead we have hate on top of hate. Which is funny since Once Upon a Time claims to promote love. Ship and let ship and stop being a bunch of dickholes. You’re just making the fandom experience suck for everyone.

    • So what’s yours ?

    • Exactly! Dunno why is everyone hating on each other just because they ship different ships. I don’t like the idea of Captain Swan but do I go around and insulting all their shippers? No, I don’t. My friend is a Captain Swan shipper and she’s still my best friend. :) Don’t really care who she ships. I respect all the ships and if they’re made canon I will keep on watching the show because I don’t watch it just because of my ship but because it has a great storyline and can’t wait what will season 3 bring us.
      Viva la SwanQueen! Sorry had to say that xD

  42. SwanQueen is the biggest fanbase.. that’s a fact!
    I think that if Emma was a man Everyone would love to see “the prince” saving and making the Evil Queen a better person.. it would make a lot more sense.
    SwanQueen is bigger than RumpleBelle and they are the second biggest fanbase..
    I’m a SwanQueen & RumpleBelle shipper, and I’m proud of it.
    Even is it doesn’t happen.. I know that I ship them for the right reasons and not just because I want some gay couple on tv..

  43. Sigh, I dont think that anti swan queen shippers have anything against f/f relationships. Although there biggest argument is that they are both straight, I think it has more to do with the fact that they cant see beyond the fact that both women have been in relationships with men. They dont understand that a women, or a man for that matter, is not relegated to be attracted to only one sex. And that is fine, they can think that if they want, and if that is their only argument against SQ then hey, that works for SQ shippers. THE MAIN REASON that people are anti SQ is because they are intimidated by it. CS shippers want CS so bad, and they see Swan Queen, and they hear how loud our voices are and they are worried. What if A&E hears us. So they try to drown us out, with their negative comments, their gay bashing, their constant insistence that it will never be canon. What they dont understand is that WE DONT CARE IF IT IS CANON OR NOT. We love them no matter what. We just want our ship to be heard, to be discussed and regarded by cast and A&E with as much respect and careful consideration as the rest of the ships are Canon or not. Yes we know that Emma will be in a love triangle with Hook and Neal, and we know that Regina will be getting a love interest. We are not stupid, nor are we in denial. But that does not stop us from wanting to be heard, from wanting some recognition. The show is only as good as the fans that stick around to watch it, so by denying fans their right to shout out their ship(which you are doing by your insistence that it WILL NOT happen) then you risk those fans choosing to stop watching the show. SQ is a large fandom, and a large drop in numbers can hurt a show that already lost quite a few numbers in season 2. So let’s love all ships, support all fandoms. Hope for happiness for the characters that we have grown to love in no matter what form. And stop trying to make people feel less than because they dont have the same thoughts as you.
    And remember
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that”
    MLK.(hijacked by Swen)

    • Well, I hardly think A and E are going to change direction of their show because of vocal fans. If they did, I would lose all respect for them. And just because you win polls doesn’t mean you are the most popular ship. All it means is that your shippers know how to rally the troops and have plenty of spare time on their hands.

  44. Swan Queen ALL THE WAY!

  45. For serious ships: Golden Swan, Mad Swan, Mad Beauty, Hooked Queen, Snowing, Frankenwolf, and a non listed: MAIDENHOOD (Robin & Marian, don’t you dare pair my life-long OTP with anyone BUT his true love!), RAINFIRE (Morraine and Baelfire) and WOODEN BELLS (August and Belle, because BOOKS and ADVENTURE would have suit them so well) — also wouldn’t mind WOODEN WARRIOR (August and Mulan, because he had a thing for Asians…)

    For hilarity’s sake: ReginaxApples, Coraxdeath, Flook, JelloHook, and all that hilarious jazz <3

    oh, can't forget GoldxShovel <3

    • I can’t ship GoldxShovel because of the way Shovel cheated with Regina (Lana’s calves !!! And every other body parts for that matters !)

  46. Snowing all the way!! And btw can i vote once a day?

  47. Swan Queen!!!!!! Can y’all stop with the ship bashing, people can ship whoever they want and it doesn’t need to be pointed out to them that “it will never be canon”. Just shut up and enjoy the show for what it is.

  48. I ship Rumbelle (my BBs), Captain Floor, Bobby and everyone, and Swan Thief.
    I don’t mind any other ship though, but I consider myself very lucky: all of my ships actually… happened! Happy camper here.

  49. SwanQueen (Viva la Swanqueen!), Sleeping Warrior, RedBeauty, RedSnow (It should be named Red&White. Red Snow is something gross your parents tell you not to eat in winter).

  50. is voting closed early or what??? this seems unfair to the ships that are actually winning, if we’re barred from further voting??????

  51. How do I vote? I have not been given any options and all I see are the results.

  52. What happened guys? The poll were going to close on Saturday 28 September! They scared that Swan Queen gonna win and they closed the poll? WTF?? Someone make a statement please!

  53. this is discrimination against rumbelle and swan queen LOL

    we win!

  54. Is the poll over?? How come we can’t vote anymore?

  55. Hey Oncers,
    First of all I’d like to thank everyone for voting! And I sincerely apologize for the poll not working like it should today, due to circumstances out of my control.I hope it is working again.

    I had a few messages on twitter from a couple of fans still not being able to vote: if that’s you maybe clear your browser’s cache and history which hopefully will solve the problem.

  56. it is working, thanks Nikki–and very kind of you to address all us nutters in the comments:) I call off my premature declaration of Swan Queen and Rumbelle as co-winners now lol. sorrrrrry. Special apologies to Flook!

  57. so, with SwanQueen on top… then Rumbelle comes second, then CaptainSwan coming last. OMG.

    • As expected. Viva la Swan Queen and long live Rumbelle!

    • It’s always about this two. Swan Queen & Rumbelle, then far far away you can find all the others shipps. :p

    • I love Rumbelle. But Captain Swan fans aren’t repeatedly voting in this poll, not anymore. I’m sure they were at first. But it’s died down now. It’s only Rumbelle and SQ.

  58. 1. Rumbelle
    2. Captain Swan
    3. Frankenwolf
    4. Sleeping Warrior
    5. Swan Queen

  59. Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen Swan Queen

  60. ok you know what? I love rumbelle. But our numbers started going up really really fast just when bot problems presented. If someone is doing the cheating thing it would suck for the rest of us.

  61. Swan Queen and Rumbelle is what makes Once upon a time.

  62. Rumbelle, Golden Swan, Franckenwolf, Sleeping Warrior, Captain Swan <3

    I've nothing against Swan Queen but I just don't get why so many people like it. Is it just because they both want to be Henry's mother ?

    • Katherine you ship Golden Swan, Why?

      • Yes, and all the other ships I wrote, why ?

      • I know, I don’t have many good reasons to ship them xD But they are my favorites characters with Regina and since the first episode, I thought they would be good together.

        Maybe you pay much attention to the Swan Queen scenes and me to the Golden Swan’s. But I repeat it : I’ve nothing against it ^^

        Sorry if my english isn’t very good :/

        • Katherine, Not gonna argue with you. ship who you want to ship. xD

          omg, I thought of something funny. legend of Zelda reference time.

          The Triforce
          Power = Rumpelstiltskin
          wisdom = Regina
          Courage = Emma

        • I also ship Gold and Emma beside Rumbelle. I like the way they tease each other. It seems like a game, and both of them seem to enjoy it. And I like how they respect each other too.

          • The clear solution to this issue is a Gold/Belle/Emma threesome. xD
            Especially cause I also ship (the concept of) Swan Beauty. Think about it. IMAGINE the hotness.
            I actually started writing a fanfic series about those three a while back on AO3 if you’re willing to find it lol

    • Hm maybe we like it because it would be a modern story? Maybe it would be more modern for Regina and Emma to end up together and raise Henry and be a family? I can’t see them giving these two women separate endgames and then having Henry bounced from side to side.
      Maybe people still like it because how the show has said true love is the most powerful magic there is and it is so powerful it can break any curse and transcend any realm; both of which Emma and Regina were capable of doing together. Emma only had to touch Regina’s arm and they made the hat work opening a portal to a new realm and then these two breaking the curse of the diamond destroying everything and everyone in StoryBrooke.
      Maybe people ship it because of how paralleled their lives are. And how paralleled they are to many of the main couples. Snow following Charming outside of Granny’s and then you have Emma following Regina outside of Granny’s which can also parallel to Sydney following Regina outside of the castle because he was the only one to notice that she was missing. You also have Regina saying the same line to Emma as she did to Daniel about her snapping at them and these are the only two people who have ever forgave her. We can also talk about how Cora said love is weakness while ripping out Daniels heart and then saying the exact same line to Emma while trying to rip her heart out but couldn’t the scene where Cora tries to rip Emma heart out was after Regina told Henry that Cora would destroy everything she loves. We can continue with this scene where Regina saves Emma and MM from the portal that would destroy everything and the music changes from the Evil Queen song to the True Love song. I can also go on about Daniel telling Regina to be strong around her mother compared to Emma telling Regina in the mine that maybe she might not be strong enough but together they are. I can also go on about how mirrors and reflections are a huge thing for the Evil Queen and 3 times I’ve noticed in the show has Emma been reflected on Regina’s left side by her heart[Jen Morrison even commented on this before].
      We can also talk about how Adam Horowitz has said on twitter that the show’s premise was based on the idea of the Evil Queen and her curse and the Savior. Hmm– the savior saving the evil queen. We can also talk about Lana saying how Emma and Regina are more a like then they let on and we can also talk about Lana saying how these two are like a divorced lesbian couple. I mean there is many more reasons why I and many others ship them and they are reasons shown in the show and not just something we are pulling out of our butts.
      I could go on about it but that would be an even longer reply– but i’ll redirect anyone to our list{http://sacredbookofswen.tumblr.com/tagged/SQ:thelist}

      • When Emma touched Regina’s arm and the hat worked, it’s because Emma is powerful (she’s the product of true love). Same thing for the diamond.
        And Regina saved Emma and MM because of Henry. If he hasn’t been there, she wouldn’t have do anything.

        • Believe that if you want– Emma didn’t know how to work her magic then and if she was so powerful why couldn’t she save Neal? Jen said her magic is about love and emotion, and she couldn’t save him. Not surprised you brought up the ‘product of true love argument.’ We usually hear it’s because of Henry even though Henry did squat when he hugged Regina in the mine and we were told by Adam that he has light and dark magic from his two mothers..
          If the show doesn’t want people to ship it they shouldn’t put actual quotes in the show that say true love is able to transcend any realm and break any curse and then have those two do it. Shrug

        • Are you implying that Emma could have done any of those things alone ? Well, Adam and Eddy said we will learn more about their magical connection next season, we’ll see then.

          So you’re saying Regina’s done all the things she’s done during the well scene because of Henry ? I’m pretty sure he never asked her to welcome Emma and I can’t remember seeing them so cordial before.

  63. Well I think that something isn’t right… how the heck Rumbelle from 22% gone to 26% in 2 days? I mean Swan Queen keep getting votes and is still 32% and maybe falls ?? I think that someone is stealing. Nikki you better look it up!

    • I don’think they’re cheating. I saw on Twitter that a lot of Rumbellers organize full hours of voting in these days to recover, so they’re not cheating, they’re just voting a lot.

  64. Hi Oncers,
    A quick update on the suspected bot attacks. Haven’t yet fully seen the entire stats, but I think I’ve seen a pattern which might explain why I wondered something was up.

    I can see some of you vote a couple of times a day, some vote in quick succession for like half an hour and others…well you are the hard-core voters!

    The one vote per IP/ cookie rule is a nice idea but so easy to break, hence why I didn’t implement it. Which is why everyone is allowed to vote multiple times. But where does one draw the line? How many multiple votes become ‘too many’? It’s a tough one…

    So to put it all in the open, I did see organized voting but it does look like it’s done manually and not a bot. What I mean is that per IP some do vote up to 6 times a minute for a particular ship. And when multiple people are doing this at the same time for a particular long period of time..it does start to look very odd.

    I’ve got to stress that I’ve seen this way of voting for the top three ships! So in some weird way you actually play it fair…

    It’s thankfully not bot spamming, but there’s just a lot of organized voting going on.

    • Exactly! I’m voting a lot for my ship, more than once for minute and I know a lot of people who are doing this!

    • Absolutely, if peoplesgo to Twitter and look for the ashtag #Rumbelle or #RumbelleArmy, you’ll see that we organize power hour everyday to catch up. There is no cheat, just two really dedicated fandom! :p

      (and seriously, this poll is really more interesting with the catchca, now we know it’s not just bot voting, but real peoples)

  65. Taylorsville, awesome city

    How about we stop talking about SWAN QUEEN? Lets start slow my babies. Maybe we can hope that Regina will start calling Emma, Emma. And not sheriff or miss Swan. I would honestly loooove to see a relationship form there, maybe some trust? Actual smiles. Friendship?…… Aaaand they can share Henry :} yes? …….and then…….. VIVA LA SWANQUEEN!!

  66. I find rather offensive that people suggest that Rumbellers cheated there. They did go up SINCE the captchka because lot of them (like me) only vote since it’s there. Without it, too easy for bots to get the better on humans. Go on Twitter and you’ll be surprised by how organized we are.

  67. If Swan Queen lose to anyone, I’ll be happy that it’s Rumbelle. I’ve personally never experienced anything negative from you guys, and for that you have my absolute respect.

    • I love encountering lovely SQ shippers! It’s proof against the stereotype that all SQers are abusive/mean/rude. No matter what we see, there ARE nice Swan Queen fans out there, and it’s not fair for people to generalize you with the worst part of your own fandom. EVERY fanbase has bad apples (pun intended), but there are always the good ones too.
      Thank you OnTheEvenTide! Good luck to you guys and your ship (not that you seem to be needing it at the moment, heheh) ♥

      • I promise most of us are perfectly nice, heh. Sadly in any fandom its usually the ass-hats who shout the loudest are the most noticed :/ Good luck x

        • I agree, there are bad people in any ship, in any fandom. Unfortunately they always cry the loudest. I’ve seen adorable people in all the ships too.

  68. it’s not other rumbelle shippers I worry about it’s the knee jerk homophobes that aren’t even rumbelle shippers. check youtube, there are psychos who just have it in for SQ. that’s why these polls can be so disheartening in the end for swan queen voters. the show has rumbelle/snowing/swan queen parallels up the wazoo and I’m happy if we pretty much tie the two big ships (also happy we get to choose more than one it’s much less tense than usual). I’m just not happy with the stuff people are saying around twitter and tumblr and facebook about hating on swan queen.

  69. Haters will hate. Sad. Ship is supposed to be fun. I’m never happy when I see bashing against any ship, even the ones I don’t ship, or even the ones I don’t like.
    As a Rumbeller, I like that it’s a hard fought battle. Makes it interesting. I’m very very proud of all rumbellers too, they fight very hard here! and while I don’t ship SQ, I respect a lot their fans for putting up a fight on this poll. That is interesting and fun, no matter who wins in the end (and is not that important, let’s be honest). It shows perseverance.

  70. Does anyone enjoy the show for what it is ?

  71. Wouldn’t be mad if Rumbelle beats SwanQueen. That ship is cute^.^ I ship both ships anyway. Viva la SwanQueen and Rumbelle!

  72. Spoon Queen!
    Captain Floor!

    and er.. swan queen. because reasons.

  73. I love the many varied (br)OTP’s this show has. There is Golden Swan which I favour as my OTP of snarkiness, Sleeping Warrior and FrankenWolf because I think both have amazing potential, Rumbelle because Robert Carlyle can go from ruthless Dark One to utterly adorkable in one scene and makes it work. I ship Grumpy and Nova, Granny and her crossbow and the broship of insanity that is Jefferson, Whale and Rumple (Magic Boyband FtW).

  74. I’m voting for Rumbelle but I think it’s useless, since Swan Queen are asking votes from other fandoms, really unfair.
    We’re not asking from anyone, we want to play fair.

    • And Rumeblle is getting help from other ships within the ONCE fandom because some are posting the link in the general tag asking people to vote for Rumbelle and we all know they would. Swan Queen has been winning from the start and you aren’t the only ones doing the power voting now either–so play the blame game all you want.

    • I guess I must be seeing things then when there are some Rumbelle shippers asking other ships in ONCE for help. They are posting the link the general tag asking them to vote for Rumeblle and we all know they are going to vote for Rumbelle and not SQ, which is why we never post our stuff in the general tag. Swan Queen has been winning from the very start of this poll and we recently started doing power-voting like in every poll we are in. So yeah, we can all play the blame game if you want.

      [what is also very annoying is grouping a an entire ship into one; just because 1 or 2 asked for something doesn't mean we all did.]

    • Whenever I go into the general OUAT tag I see Vote Rumbelle posts. SQ isn’t doing that, not even with OUAT sister ships like Sleeping Warrior. I’ve only ever seen *one* post tagged with other ships (and that was for ships like Rizzles which has a VERY strong SQ cross-over fandom).

  75. I never understood the reasoning for some people to always try so hard to beat SQ every time they are in the lead. I also never understood why some, not all, Rumbelle shippers are so eager to get on polls when someone else is beating them when we all know your ship is a canon true love ship that is obviously endgame. To each his own, I guess.

  76. belle one of the points raised is that swan queen is getting bullied by the ouat fandom on the whole and that people are voting AGAINST swan queen not FOR their fav ship on many of these kinds of polls. when femslash types ask for support it’s usually in response to those kinds of incidents. swan queen has led since the start but really, there wasn’t a huge difference (since many femslashers tend to really like a lot of these ships, be they faberry or swan queen or whatever, we like more than one). also, with such a small differential, rumbelle and swan queen are safely the two most popular ships on the show. connected (some ship both as many of us do) or parallel (they’re both the ‘redemption’ ships some people just basically hate regina or rumpelstiltskin more or less) or even just two separate corners of fandom, they’re both huge ships. when non-rumbelle shippers vote against swan queen just to make a ‘point’ it’s a lot more of an injustice than 5 or 6 random additional people MAYBE throwing in a vote or two toward swan queen. at least I think, quite honestly, that rumbelle shippers should be offended that people would do such a thing. this is a totally ‘alt’ ship (the guy had lizard skin and didn’t think anybody could love him but someone/s could!)
    what really happens, is the swan queen shippers get together and organize votes. just like the rumbelle shippers are doing. check the surges–they happen the same time every day it seems. evening and early morning for one, late night and late morning for the other (I’ve been voting since the start lol).
    also rumbelle shippers have said on tumblr and places like that, that they have nothing to prove and don’t need to win these kinds of things. but when swan queen starts to edge out, it becomes more lively. still, a non-canon (for now) ship has more to prove. no biggie. it’ll still be mostly a tie in the end. I had thought a 3 way tie but I guess not.

  77. Rumbellers have decided not to vote anymore.

  78. uhhh belle, I’m still voting for rumbelle and for SQ. soooooo.

  79. personally I think rumbellers might be in trouble this season. Will the showrunners throw the pairing away just to promote Hook? I’m worried. It’d be better if the two main ships were unified.

  80. OMG ! Swan-Mills family !

  81. Man I wish I would have voted for Swan-Mills family and Granny and her bow!

    Glad my two favorite ships ended up being the top two (as they should be!) <3