Otherwise known as Allura x Lance from Voltron: Legendary Defender.
Why do I like this ship? Why is it my favorite?
Maybe because it wasn’t forced. Maybe because it wasn’t what everyone else wanted. Maybe because it was canon.
Lance was introduced as an arrogant and cocky playboy type. Upon learning that he was now in close proximity to a very good looking alien princess, and was a guardian of the universe to boot, well, his ego was pretty big.
Allura was introduced as a character who was meant to defy stereotypes. A beautiful black girl, 10,000+ years old(but was kept in cryostasis), who is not princessy in attitude. She didn’t take any of Lance’s flirting, and shot him down pretty hard.
As time went on, Lance learned that saving the universe is not all fun and games, and almost lost Allura to a prince. He didn’t fight the prince for Allura, however, which I appreciated. He left her to make her own choice, showing that he does see women as individuals. He only fought his rival when said rival was revealed to actually be a traitor/villain. Lance even gave Allura space after the event, possibly knowing that something like that would leave a heart messed up for a while.
Allura slowly came to see Lance as more than a flirt, confiding in him a few times, and even willingly being his partner in a few cases. It was hard to see her falling, possibly because she didn’t even know she was falling.
To make a long story short, Lance made the first move, ONLY when his best friend forced him. And their first date was cute, natural, and a huge turning point in their relationship.
I’m still pissed she died.