Allison Argent/Lydia Martin

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Pairing
Pairing: Allison Argent/Lydia Martin
Alternative name(s): Allydia
Gender category: F/F
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Common for femslash, rare overall
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Allison/Lydia is the non-canonical femslash pairing of Allison Argent and Lydia Martin of the television show Teen Wolf. Its portmanteau name is Allydia.

Canon

On the show, Allison and Lydia become best friends after Allison moves to Beacon Hills, California in her sophomore year of high school.

Fandom

Allison/Lydia is the most popular femslash pairing in the fandom;[1] however, like many femslash pairings, it is often tagged in works focused on a M/M pairing where it is only in the background.

Statistics

Allison Argent/Lydia Martin has consistently been with in the top 100 femslash pairings on Archive of Our Own, ranking:

  • 6th in 2014[2]
  • 9th in 2015[3]
  • 11th in 2016[4]
  • 15th in 2017[5]

Tropes and Fanon

  • Resurrection: After her death in canon, fanworks often focused on Allison being resurrected by Lydia.
  • Friends to Lovers: When Allison first moves to Beacon Hills Lydia boldly pursues a friends with her and they are canonically best friends. Fanworks often explore their friendship growing into a romance. These works often involve Lydia's canonical split with her boyfriend, Jackson Whittemore, who she dated partly to maintain her popularity, and Allison ending her on-again-off-again relationship with Scott McCall.

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References

  1. As of December 2018, AO3 has 1800+ works tagged Allison/Lydia, versus 7500+ for Malia Tate/Kira Yukimura and 550+ for Cora Hale/Lydia, the next two most common femslash pairings.
  2. "2014 A03 femslash stats".  by centrumlumina
  3. "2015 A03 femslash stats". 
  4. "2016 A03 femslash stats". 
  5. "2017 A03 femsalsh stats".