Throne of Glass Series, by Sarah J. Maas
A/N: I suppose the reason why I created this post is because I really can’t decide who to ship this badass heroine with… I really recommend you not to carry on reading unless you have read the series. On a side note, I’d love to hear your thoughts about this matter, so please comment!
Ships I have Seen So Far: Celaena and who?
Celaena x Chaol
“He’d known, since the moment he figured out who she was, that while Celaena would always pick him, Aelin would not.”
Reason to ship: Celaena and Chaol like each other
Popularity: Very popular at first, but is slowly declining
Personal thoughts: I never really shipped Celaena and Chaol to be honest. After reading Heir of Fire, I’m not sure if Chaol really deserves her. When I was reading Heir of Fire, I was mentally shouting at him to stop being so indecisive. *Facepalm*. I don’t think Chaol is right with Celaena, as Chaol simply couldn’t accept the fact that Celaena is Aelin. Plus, Celaena does remove Chaol’s ring at the end of Heir of Fire, and that act could possibly symbolize the end of their relationship. However, Ms Maas has emphasized many times that Chaol and Celaena love each other, so this ship might be the successful one. Who knows.
An open letter to Chaol,
If you’re truly in love with Celaena, shouldn’t you love her regardless of whether or not she was from Terrasen?
Celaena x Dorian
Reason to ship: They did like each other before
Personal Thoughts: I think this ship is pretty much not going to happen. In Heir of Fire, Dorian has already moved on from Celaena, which I think is good for him. And Celaena has certainly moved on from him. What I love about the relationship between these Dorian and Celaena is that they are still friends, even though they come from rival kingdoms, and were kind of lovers at one point. Dorian is friends with Celaena because he accepts who she is, he does not try to change her to meet his expectations, and vice versa. I really hope they remain friends.
A Celaena x Dorian Moment
“I’m impressed you got up here so quickly – and without a pack of court ladies hounding after you. Perhaps you should try your hand at being an assassin.”
He shook the hair out of his face. “I’m not interested in court ladies,” he said thickly, and kissed her.”
Celaena x Manon
Reason to ship: Why not?
Popularity: Slowly increasing
Personal Thoughts: Both characters are badass. I think they’d be very cool together. Besides, if you can’t decide which team to go for, go for this one. I don’t really have much to say on this ship though…
Celaena x Rowan
“I claim you, Rowan Whitethorn. I don’t care what you say and how much you protest. I claim you as my friend.”
Reason to ship: Their personalities fit together so well!
Popularity: Pretty popular
Personal Thoughts: If I had to choose a ship, I’d choose this ship (or Celaena x Manon- it depends). Celaena and Rowan understand each other so well, in a way that I don’t think Chaol will ever understand her. At first, Rowan wasn’t very friendly to Celaena, but they became friends soon afterwards. I’m not sure this ship will be endgame though, because Ms Maas repeatedly emphasizes in Heir of Fire that they are only friends, as you can see in the quote above. They’ve never really shown any intimacy towards each other either.
Dear Ms Maas,
Celaena x Aedion
Reason to Ship: Aedion loves Celaena
Personal Thoughts: I think this isn’t really a romantic relationship, or at least not as of now. Aedion is very loyal to Celaena and everything, but I think this relationship is essentially more like a sibling relationship. There is still the possibility of it becoming Canon though, so I really can’t be sure.
Celaena x Sam
Reasons to Ship: They loved each other?
Personal Thoughts: I can’t really judge this ship. I haven’t read enough about Sam yet…
I hope you enjoyed reading this issue of “Shipping Controversies”! Now, who do you ship?
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