Rip It or Ship It – Marvel Edition

Valentine’s Day today, and whether or not you believe in celebrating it, it’s always fun to do a game of rip it or ship it. Recently, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Marvel. I’ve always been a big fan, but they’ve really been killing the game (and their characters… still a bit salty not going to lie) recently. I decided in the spirit of love and romance to rip and ship some of my favorite characters.

I made a numbered list of all the Marvel movie characters I could think of (I have to admit, I can’t remember a lot of the minor characters but I tried my best), and used a random number generator to make a pair to rip or ship. Got it? Okey dokey.

(Author’s note: I was going to put a Loki doki .gif here but my laptop is giving me troubles right now with .gifs so let’s just pretend that it’s here.)

Let’s get started!


Round 1: Shuri + Rocket

I feel a bit weird pairing one of my favorite Marvel character to a raccoon, but I can see them getting along pretty well as friends. Shuri could create all the technology with the vibranium and Rocket could help out or test out new products. I could see them bantering while tinkering at different work stations. They’re both technology geeks and could work really well together. As friends.

Rip it or ship it? I know this isn’t allowed, but I’m tugboating Shuri and Rocket. No one can stop me so…. yeah. Tugboat.

(Author’s note: If you don’t know what tugboating is, it’s basically shipping two people or characters but for a friendship, not a romantic relationship.)

Round 2: Spider-Man + Black Panther

I have no hesitation ripping these two apart. I think they could be friends eventually, but I just don’t see it happening anytime soon. Spider-man is still a kid, for Pete’s sake. I could not, in good conscious, pair him with a man that could be like… I dunno… an uncle to him.

Rip it or ship it? I rip it.

Round 3: Wong + Okoye

I don’t know why, but I kind of like this pairing. Both Wong and Okoye are badass characters in their own way. Okoye could fight anyone who comes for her, and Wong could hold down the fort when he needs to. Wong’s magic and Okoye’s fighting skills would make them an awesome team.

Rip it or ship it? I tentatively ship them.

Round 4: Valkyrie + Star Lord

Yes. YES. YES! I love this. Valkyrie and Star Lord would getting along swimmingly. They’re both sarcastic, humorous, and seemingly fun to be around. They were made for each other (sorry Gamora).

Rip it or ship it? SHIP!

Round 5: Wasp + Gamora

They would be a badass couple. An ass-kicking, power couple. They’re both strong female leads, and I could see them working well together because they both have similar fighting techniques (although Wasp can shrink and Gamora can’t but that’s beside the point). Anyway, they would be a kickass team, and I love this pairing.

Rip it or ship it? Ship it all the way!

Round 6: Bucky Barnes + Captain Marvel

I don’t know enough about Captain Marvel to really say much here. The movie isn’t out yet, and I can’t say that I’ve read the comics. I’ve only read the Ms. Marvel comics. Not the Captain Marvel one. To be honest, I don’t know why I added her in the list of Marvel characters because I don’t know anything about this person’s personality. That being said, I’m probably going to have to rip this because of my lack of knowledge.

Rip it or ship it? A tentative rip…. I need to know more about both of these characters to make the judgement.

Round 7: Thor + Falcon

I don’t know about this pairing… I feel like these two would be indifferent for each other. They wouldn’t hate each other, but they wouldn’t like each other either. That is why I am…

Rip it or ship it? …ripping this pairing. Sorry guys.

Round 8: Grandmaster + Nick Fury

Nope. I’m not shipping them. They would not get along at all. Nick Fury’s head would explode trying to have a conversation with the Grandmaster. No. I don’t like this.

Rip it or ship it? RIP!

Round 9: Iron Man + Ant Man

I can see these two being friends, but I’m not sure about a romantic relationship. I can see Iron Man inventing all these cool gadgets for Ant Man to test out so that Iron Man doesn’t have to. Paul Rudd kind of already did that to the original Ant Man so… why not do that for Iron Man but without stealing anything?

Rip it or ship it? Tugboating once again!

Round 10: Captain America + Heimdall

I really shouldn’t have put some of these people in my pool of characters to choose from because I don’t know some of these guys very well. Like Heimdall. I don’t know much about him other than what I’ve learned in the Thor movies, but even then I’ve watched most of them years ago. I’m not the biggest fan of Captain America (don’t hate or like him, just indifferent), and I don’t know much about Heimdall, so I’ll just rip these two apart and call it a day.

Rip it or ship it? Rip….


Welp… I didn’t have as many ships as I wanted, but I got a few good ones. I think my favorite pairing has to be Valkyrie and Star Lord, because I like them as individual characters and they would be hilarious together.

What are some of your favorite pairings?

Do you agree with my decisions? Disagree?

Who is your favorite Marvel character?


Until next time….


5 thoughts on “Rip It or Ship It – Marvel Edition

  1. Samantha Duffy 02/14/2019 / 11:26 am

    I think I would have picked almost all the same things for these pairings. I am intrigued by Bucky and Captain Marvel though. While I may not know a whole lot about her right now, I feel like they have a lot of potential! I mean Bucky is a badass but not everyone’s favorite. I think that dating the ULTIMATE super hero (at least that is what Marvel is gearing her up to be) would be good for his redemption story. Others in the universe will see him as he really is (and as she sees him) rather than hate him for what he’s done. Plus, I think it is about time for Bucky to catch a break. He deserves someone to love him other than Cap.

    I’d totally ship it with a lot of fingers crossed :]

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    • Jessica 02/14/2019 / 9:30 pm

      Ooh I never thought of it that way… now that you say it like that I kind of ship Bucky and Captain Marvel 😄

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  2. Elise @thebookishactress 02/28/2019 / 5:31 pm

    I’ve been in fandom for so long and never heard the term tugboating! And I’m laughing SO HARD at the Grandmaster x Nick Fury. that would be such a trainwreck, I almost want to see it.

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    • Jessica 03/02/2019 / 10:31 pm

      I only recently heard about the term tugboating over a podcast, so you’re not the only one! I honestly don’t know why I put Grandmaster into the mix because he would be a wreck paired up with anyone. I love his eccentricity, though. 😀

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      • Elise @thebookishactress 03/12/2019 / 9:04 pm

        it definitely made for more of a fun post!

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