Unusual fanfic pairings

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  1. Mister Spock

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    I remember reading a fanfic piece years ago where Janeway gave a direct order for people to couple up for morale, and they were each assigned a partner. From what I remember, you had such pairings as Paris/Chakotay, Kim/Torres, Tuvok/Neelix and Janeway/Ensign Wildman.
     
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  2. borgboy

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    I do like the Doctor's crush on Kes. It's sweet, even wholesome, and she was for awhile the only person who treated him as a real person. I never wanted her to reciprocate though.
     
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  3. WarpTenLizard

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    I never could ship Janeway and Paris, but a movie called "Mrs. Soffel" made me understand the appeal of the pairing.
     
  4. Mister Spock

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    And he's the only one who would be age appropriate for her, if you think about it.

    I mean, if you count his first activation as his 'birth', she would technically be the Mrs. Robinson of the relationship.
     
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  5. F. King Daniel

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    This actually sounds kind of awesome:lol:
     
  6. Oddish

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    Problem with Janeway remains the same, though. In TNG's "Lessons", we saw the problem of a captain fraternizing with a crew member. That was resolved by the crew member transferring off the Enterprise, not possible on Voyager.

    Despite that, my heart breaks a little every time I watch the end of "Resolutions".
     
  7. Ghislaine H. B. BRAEME

    Ghislaine H. B. BRAEME Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yes. exactly. That's why I respect Cpt Janeway's decision to remain single for the duration of her travel (thankfully, neither Chakotay - who was not disturbed to engage a relationship with Seven, hey
    in the absence of being able to have Janeway in his bed, he fell back on Seven despite his disdain for her since her arrival - or the Doctor manage her to convince their leader to change her mind about her forced celibacy.

    But again, in unsual pairing, I'd put Janeway/Seven and Janeway/Tom in lead. Then Janeway/Q. Lately, I came across 2 other pairings, and let me tell you that I was completly baffled by them: Janeway/Kim and Janeway/the Doctor. It was awkward ad even shocking!
     
  8. Oddish

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    Well, we know from Picard that
    Seven bats for the other side.
    so not exactly impossible, right?

    As for Janeway/Tom, there's presumably some attraction there. Look who Tom chose for salamander sex in "Threshold". Even if we say that episode was a nightmare induced by Tom eating too much of Neelix's bloodworm cobbler and didn't actually happen (which I recommend), the attraction is there.

    And Janeway/Q... I could see a variation on the Endgame idea. Old Janeway goes back to just before "The Q and the Gray" and tells her younger self to just give him what he wants in return for sending Voyager home. Or seduces him herself, while her younger self turns green and leaves the room. The age issue could be resolved with a snap of Q's fingers.

    Janeway/Doctor... an interesting pairing. If nothing else, Janeway would be more likely to get to her medical checkups on time.

    Janeway/Harry... icky. I shouldn't think that, given that Chakotay and 7 were farther apart age wise. But I do.

    Still, Janeway/Chakotay is my favorite Voyager ship. My head canon is still that once Voyager got home, C/7 fizzled, and... well, you can figure the rest out.
     
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    "When Harry Met Chakotay"...

    I'll have what he's having! :devil:
     
  10. Oddish

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    Well, if she caught them smooching in a turbolift, would Janeway dare dress them down in our oversensitive woke era?
     
  11. Kor

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    Not VOY, but one of the most unusual fanfic pairings I ever came across was Wesley Crusher and Guinan. I quit reading when it suddenly got graphic without even giving a content warning to the reader.

    Kor
     
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  12. dupersuper

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    That's not just your head canon; it's what happened in the novels (which explains why 7's single in Picard).
     
  13. Oddish

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    URGHHH!! :barf:
    Don't blame you a bit.


    I think I read about those books somewhere. I know that the canonical status of the nevels is in doubt, subject to being overwritten by later TV shows, but it nonetheless pleases me that someone other than myself and 2 million YouTube music video makers ship those two.
     
  14. Timewalker

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    The most unusual pairing I've run across in my years of reading copious amounts of Voyager fanfic is Seven/Sam Wildman. They fall in love, get married, and Naomi is happy because she gets two moms. And yes, I know Sam is already married, but she says her husband will understand when they get back to Earth. It's a cute story.

    There's an author on fanfiction.net called scifiromance, who specializes in C/7 (Chakotay/Seven) stories that mostly run to very long novel lengths. She's written a variety of stories in which the romance between these characters is anything but the botched crap we saw on TV.

    Oh, and plus: in at least one of those stories, they adopt the Borg baby (nice that someone finally remembered her...).
     
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  15. Boo-rennyren

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    You want an unusual pairing? I read a story one time that paired Chakotay and Neelix -- you are going to have to take my word for it because there's not enough brain bleach in the world to make me look it up! Not a romance, though -- more of a one-night stand, because they were stranded on an away mission and there was apparently something in Talaxian biology that required them to get off with somebody every so often and it was that time.

    Sorry. I hate to suffer alone, y'know?

    A while back we had an author (if memory serves it was an authorial team, actually -- two people sharing an alias, which is against TBBS rules, which I think is why they didn't stick around) named "Whoa Nellie" who wrote a series of stories pairing Chakotay with TNG's Beverly Crusher. I looked at a few of them. The writing wasn't bad, but I didn't find the chemistry very convincing.
    Teya's written some pretty good stories for that pairing too.
     
  16. Oddish

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    It would be interesting to look at a 7/C story, just to see what the writer saw in those two. Compared to pairings like J/C, either Tom or Neelix/Kes, or even Tom/Harry if you don't mind a little bi-curious action, I just don't see the chemistry.
     
  17. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    One of them is called "The Gift" and is an AU in which Chakotay is closer in age to Seven. The premise is that she's the sole survivor of a Borg cube that crashes on Dorvan V (Chakotay's home planet) and Chakotay's father, Kolopak, insists on nursing her back to health. Seven is about 15 in this story and Chakotay is a few years older.

    Some of Seven's implants are removed (I don't recall exactly who did the surgery) so she looks more human; I guess it helps that in this story she's a teenager who doesn't have the extra 10 years or so that the TV-Seven does. She still looks noticeably Borg, though, and wears a hooded cloak when away from home so others won't notice she's Borg.

    The people of Dorvan come to accept Seven, more or less, as Kolopak's adopted daughter and she and Chakotay have a sibling kind of relationship. She stays on Dorvan while Chakotay goes off to Starfleet Academy. She adopts a dog named Lucky.

    When the Cardassians destroy the settlement on Dorvan, of course Chakotay joins the Maquis - and so does Seven. Fast-forward to "Caretaker"... and both Seven and Lucky are present on the Val Jean and when that ship is destroyed they both become part of the hybrid Starfleet/Maquis crew. Seven becomes Janeway's Science Officer.

    Janeway is more antagonistic toward Seven in this story (the author doesn't like Janeway much and it shows - which is fine by me because I don't like Janeway either), but appoints her because her Borg knowledge is needed.

    Kes remains on the ship as the Doctor's assistant. The story then becomes a retelling of some of the episodes of the series based on this AU situation where Seven has been on the ship from the start and her relationships among the crew are less stiff than on TV. Seven and B'Elanna are friendlier as well.

    Lucky is allowed to stay on the ship (walks and presumably piddling take place on the holodeck) and the dog occasionally serves as a bit of emotional support for Naomi (she'll sometimes stop by Seven's quarters - she's not sent to live in Cargo Bay 2 - and ask to take Lucky for a walk).

    It's a very long story that's still unfinished. The author has been working on it for many years. The relationship Seven and Chakotay have that began with him being reticent about accepting Seven into the household, to developing a sibling relationship that over the course of years eventually develops into them becoming a couple makes it a more believable pairing than the sudden "oops, there they are" of Voyager's last season.

    This story is on fanfiction.net.
     
  18. Mister Spock

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    I think the strangest, most disturbing one I ever read was Wesley/Worf. Where a scheming Wesley takes advantage of an incapacitated Worf in sickbay for a sexual liasion, with the intent to use it as blackmail later on.
     
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    I'm still holding out for a V'Ger/Nomad/Whale Probe misunderstood probe throbothon
     
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  20. Oddish

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    I saw something like that in a no longer active site called Rainbow Animations. The first cartoon was called "Picardi", featuring a drunk Picard slapping O'Brien's rear. They went downhill from there.