With the eleventh series of Supernatural about to begin on CW, an odd pairing has been created by fans of the show.
The pairing was conveniently named “Destiel”, which is a combination of the names ‘Dean’ and ‘Castiel’.
For all of you who have been hiding under a rock for the past year, shipping is when you fancy the idea of two characters being together. This can be a relationship, a bromance, or basically anything that floats your boat (pun intended).
Dean Winchester is a self-loathing hunter trying to save his brother Sam from the world of the Supernatural. Then in the fourth season Castiel, a self righteous wayward angel, appears in the show.
Even before shipping was mainstream the two characters were in a relationship according to fans who read into Dean and Cas’s longing stares and unintended innuendos.
The writers of the show Eric Kripke and Jeremy Carver denied ‘Destiel’ being intended and just a brotherly love. The fan base refused to accept this and continued to push the idea.
On August 16th, 2015 everything changed for the fandom.
The apparent no-tp (a pairing that doesn’t happen and is rejected) Destiel was not only nominated but won the award for Choice TV: Chemistry on the 2015 Teen Choice Awards, your move Supernatural writers. #DESTIELISCANON
Supernatural Season 11 starts October 7th, 2015.