|See also:||rarepair, unconventional ship, crossover pairing, crack|
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A crack ship is a ship that is highly ridiculous, bizarre, disturbing, and/or unlikely to ever become canon. The characters don't have any chemistry, never interact, are in different canons or timelines, are different species, one is an inanimate object, etc. Fans can and do sincerely ship a crack ship, but generally they don't take its chances too seriously and may like it precisely for its implausibility. On the other hand, one fan's crack ship can be another's OTP. Often a fan will create a one-off fanwork for a crack ship as a joke.