|Alternative name(s):||Jorian, Almost Husbands|
|Gender category:||Slash, M/M|
|Fandom:||Almost Human (TV series)|
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John and Dorian are a human/android buddy cop duo who are paired together when John returns to the force after losing his right leg. The main source of conflict in their relationship is John's contempt of androids - something that gradually changes as he warms up to Dorian throughout the show.
Dorian/John is the most popular pairing in the fandom by a wide margin. As of June 2017, out of 1040 Almost Human fics on AO3, 589 are tagged with Dorian/John Kennex, while the second most popular pairing is only tagged in 19 fics.
Though the show did not become popular enough to get a second season, those who did join the fandom were quick to jump on the ship. John's contempt slowly transforming into friendship and protectiveness were considered great shipping fodder, and so were the numerous sexual innuendos between the characters.
TVLine's Ship Shape post on John/Dorian reflects what the fandom found so shippable about the pairing:
THE LATEST - An MX trash-talking Dorian’s inferior programming takes a bullet to the face, courtesy of the DRN’s touchy (and trigger-happy) partner.
AWW! - “You like me,” Dorian teases Kennex, who gruffly denies it… But you’re a terrible liar, John.THE FORECAST - Cyber-sunny. The partnership between these two just keep getting stronger (whether Kennex admits to liking it or not).
- Crossovers: Often inspired by the actors' roles in other franchises. Examples include The Chronicles of Riddick, Star Trek and Priest/Underworld: Awakening crossovers.
- Fanart by capricornwholovesdanger
- Fanart by pulvis
- Fanart by thenizu. Inspired by “The Reasons For Us”
- Not the best way to use your DRN by drkav
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- Image prompt by neverendingandroidfeels on Tumblr.