Princess Bubblegum/Marceline

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Pairing: Princess Bubblegum/Marceline
Alternative name(s): Bubbline, Bubbleline
Gender category: femslash
Fandom: Adventure Time
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Princess Bubblegum/Marceline experienced a large surge in popularity when spoilers emerged for the episode What Was Missing (September 26, 2011). Through the lyrics of her song, Marceline suggested that she had romantic feelings for Princess Bubblegum. Princess Bubblegum later revealed that she had kept the T-shirt Marceline had given her, and wore it regularly as a nightgown.

Explosion of fanart on Tumblr. Backlash against the pairing. Did the Cartoon Network try to censor the episode in panic over the pairing? Tumblr thinks so. [1] [2]

More on the censorship issue, and why people find the PB/Marceline subtext so meaningful: (Wayback machine archived on Nov 5 2011)



  1. Appeal to Cartoon Network: Stop Censorship (Accessed Sept. 28, 2011)
  2. The Mathematical recap of “What Was Missing” was taken down by Frederator Studios, not Cartoon Network. (Accessed Sept. 29, 2011) snapshot, 25 Dec 2012