My main OTP from DC comics is without a doubt Babs/Dick. I was kind of hoping that the two of them might get back together now they're both back in Gotham, but then there was the preview art of Dick/Kory which a) made my eyes bleed because oh god it's awful and b) made me mourn for my OTP and the good times between them.
We'll start waaaay back at the begining, when a young boy going by the name Robin first clapped eyes on a certain red-headed Commissioners daughter.
For him at least, it was love at first sight, so much so that when the Commisioners daughter starts wearing her own cowl, he recognises her immediately
The two share some adventures as Batgirl and Robin.
But Batgirl resists the charm of the Boy Wonder.
She has to admit however that hanging with Robin has it's perks.
The Commissioner suspects that it might be his little girl running around in the cowl, so it falls to Robin to put his suspicions to rest - and to show what he'll do to protect a girl he likes XD
They continue to fight crime in their own very special way and in the process, Batgirl de-ages (at least according to Marc Andreyko, anyway - Barbara is suddenly 16, as opposed to being a young woman with a job in a library, who has taken pre-law and is hoping to be cop) and Robin hit's puberty and Batgirl gets a new kind of 'perk'.
I have to admit, I have a kind of love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with the issue those four scans come from. Honestly, I think I only included it because it because it makes these next images so much funnier when you know it's canon.
But anyway, back to the story.
Years go by. Batgirl and Robin grow up and Robin becomes Nightwing: owner of the nicest arse in the DCU. While Batgirl. Well. She get's fridged and loses the use of her legs. She beomes Oracle. Nightwing, still manages to give her the best gifts though.
Of course, then Oracle does what she does best and pushes away those she loves most, putting a temporary roadblock on their budding relationship. But they have a wonderful conversation about the power of memory and first loves.
And that temporary roadblock doesn't last long.
:D! *Draws tiny hearts around them* To cut a long story short, they have a brief relationship, Nightwing get's character raped - and eventually just plain raped - and Oracle pulls away again. Then there is a crisis and they get engaged!
But it doesn't last because Nightwing goes off to travel the world for a year with Batman and the new Robin. Another crisis and one missing Batman later, Nightwing finally dons the cowl himself. But whatever codenames they're using, one thing that Babs can count on is that Dick really does give the best presents in the entire world.
So here's to unpopular ships and loving them even when the writers don't *raises glass to salute to this and other ships that don't get the love and respect they deserve*
Also: while I was writing this up a few hours ago, I hit post by mistake before it was finished and hidden behind a cut. Appologies to anyone who was assulted to a half finished and uncut post.