The Marvel Cinematic Universe very famously has given us almost nothing when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation — but that hasn't stopped the fans from finding their own ships to obsess over.
Some of these ships make a lot of sense, but others are a bit more of a stretch. Still, Marvel stans love each of them like their own children. Some of these pairings are also a little more obscure, but some of them are actually the most popular MCU ships overall (sometime even more popular than any straight canon ships).
So let's take a look at 13 of the fans' most favorite same-sex Marvel movie ships, with a few from MCU television shows and non-MCU-but-still-Marvel movies thrown in.
Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes became an ultra popular ship recently when the two starred together in Disney+'s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Even though Anthony Mackie says the two are "just friends," fans see things a little differently.
Yeah, they're brothers, but also, they're hot. Loki and Thor come in at the fifth most popular MCU ship, according to AO3. Fans love the dynamic of a handsome jock older brother and his emo subby little brother, and they're not gonna stop shipping them any time soon.
Okay, yeah, again, we've got siblings. But these two have chemistry! All Nebula wants is for her older sister to love her, but she only knows how to show it through violence. And Gamora is equally dysfunctional, trying to be a hero all while avoiding the one person who needs her the most. It's honestly a pretty great dynamic (but, you know, they're sisters).
Black Widow wasn't a great movie, but it gave us this great performance by Florence Pugh as Black Widow's little sister, who again, just wants some love from her family, even if they were really just technically spies all along. It was real to her, and fans want Natasha to show her just how real it can get.