For round 14, I picked
Remus Lupin from The Harry Potter series
Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey
Remus Lupin taught at Hogwarts until Lucius Malfoy outed him as a werewolf. He loves chocolate, books, and acts of bravery. He also briefly abandoned his pregnant wife and I’m still not over it.
Perfect party host Henry Tilney flirts with everyone without making it weird. He teases without overstepping. He even puts up with idiotic heroines for the sake of romantic resolution. That takes class.
I can’t think of a more boring couple.
What would they do together? Drink tea? Talk about books? Hide Lupin’s monthly transformations from Henry’s family?
You KNOW a ship is boring when I have to use CATHERINE MORLAND as my punchline.
Sure, Henry’s shares personality traits with Remus’ closest friends…but is that enough?
And Remus used to be a notorious prankster…but now? He’s so stodgy! He would grade papers during Harry’s parties…while wearing a cardigan. (Sidebar: Why was Remus friends with the Marauders? Why am I questioning canon? THIS SHIP IS DESTROYING MY LOVE FOR HARRY POTTER!!)
Until this pairing, I didn’t think anything could be worse than both these characters’ ACTUAL CANON SHIPS.
I didn’t come here to be bored.
Verdict: R.I.P. IT
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