Goten versus Trunks at the World Martial Arts Tournament (Re-made)
Hey, How are you? I wanted to ask you: What do you think of Rei x Makoto (Sailor Moon)? And Trunks x Goten (Dragon Ball)?
Hi! I can’t say I’ve given much thought to Rei x Makoto, because it never really seemed to get much attention in any of the canons I’ve watched, though, they were absolutely darlingin PGSM. Certainly, I wouldn’t be against shipping them and I think it could be fun to explore the aspect of family between them. They’re coming from pretty different povs on it—Makoto eagerly wants a family, Rei is distant and probably fairly jaded about the idea of family—and seeing them trying to meet in the middle or encourage each other would be really sweet. I’d especially enjoy Rei realizing that families could be important to her again!
As for Dragonball’s Trunks and Goten, I… I don’t mind shipping them with others? (Except maybe Trunks/Pan, that one just never quite sat right with me. But, then, a lot of GT never quite sat right with me. I think the age difference really kind of squicked me there.) I could ship Marron with either of them and find that adorable. I could even ship Goten/Bra, if a talented author took their hand to it.
But Goten/Trunks is definitely my OTP for both of them. Sure, a lot of their friendship was circumstance, I imagine, they were in such similar positions, they were roughly the same age, they were both half-Saiyajin, they were both utter little shits, etc. But they clearly had the best time together, we saw time and again what great friends they were, how they absolutely delighted in being little shits together and getting into trouble together. I have a hard time imagining either of them without the other in their life and it’s really easy to imagine their friendship going from childhood bffs to romantic in their teenage years. Plus, I have a thing for best friends turned lovers who go on ridiculous adventures and are ridiculously strong and clearly love each other but will also beat the crap out of each other probably while flying through the sky on the back of a dragon on their way to an active volcano because some sort of giant monster is going to pop out of it that they can fight together. That’s almost always AWESOME.