Elounor

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Pairing
Pairing: Louis Tomlinson/Eleanor Calder
Alternative name(s): Elounor
Gender category: Het, f/m
Fandom: One Direction
Canonical?: yes
Prevalence: controversial
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Elounor is the ship name for the relationship between One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson and Eleanor Calder. In real life, Tomlinson and Calder had a four-year relationship that ended in March 2015 but was rekindled in early 2017.

It is extremely controversial in the fandom, as many Larry Stylinson tinhats claim and have repeatedly tried to prove that the relationship is/was purely PR, with Eleanor as a beard. Various theories exist regarding Eleanor's "real" identity (as the daughter of a media mogul, or as a pair of twins or even triplets, etc), despite overwhelming evidence to her sincerity and the reality of their relationship.

In Fanworks

As of April 3, 2015, 1007 works were tagged Eleanor Calder/Louis Tomlinson on AO3 (compared to 22k stories tagged Larry). Elounor is rarely the focus or the endgame pairing of the stories: when Harry/Louis is filtered out, only 299 stories remain, and even within those, the stories often focus on another member's relationship.

Although in a great number of Elounor stories the ship is discarded (infidelity, breakup, etc) so that Larry can end up together, Elounor does not necessarily exist in opposition to Larry or other slash Louis pairings; they can co-exist in the same universe, for example, in poly verses, in verses where Larry is unrequited, where m/m is brought up as a fantasy within the couple, etc. Eleanor can also feature as a side (or main) character in other ship stories as an ex, or sometimes even paired with another 1D member's girlfriend.

As with every f/m pairing where a juggernaught fanon m/m pairing exists, fanworks might feature vitriol and misogyny towards the female character.

Examples Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Resources

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