Gabe Saporta

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Name: Gabriel Eduardo Saporta
Also Known As: Gabe Saporta, Gabanti, Gabey Baby
Occupation: Musician, philosopher of our times
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Gabe Saporta is a Jewish/Uruguayan-American singer and frontman of the bands Cobra Starship and Midtown. He is married to Erin Fetherston. His father is Diego Saporta. He does not put the toilet seat down after using the bathroom. [1]

He appears frequently as a character in Bandom fanfic.


Notably, Gabe is most often paired with members of other bands, rather than his own bandmembers, likely because as a character in fanfic he is more popular than the bands he has been in.

As stated in an anonmeme complaint in Dec 2007:

"I love Gabe Saporta. That being said, I really wish bandom would realize that 'hey, there's actually four other people in cobra starship! let's include them!' As much as I love Gabe, I love the other Cobras too. Where's all the Nate, Ryland, Alex, and Victoria love guys?" Unpopular bandom opinions ahoy!: untappedbeauty, Archived version

On the AO3, as of 13 June 2016, there were over 1600 fanworks tagged Gabe Saporta, but only 1246 tagged Cobra Starship and 43 tagged Midtown.

On the AO3, the most popular Gabe ship was Gabe/William aka Gabilliam with 520 fanworks.[2]

Other AO3 Gabe ships included:

  • Gabe Saporta/Pete Wentz,
  • Gabe Saporta/Mikey Way,
  • Gabe Saporta/Patrick Stump,
  • Victoria Asher/Gabe Saporta.

There are also a few fanworks about the canon pairing Gabe Saporta/Erin Fetherston.

Depiction in Fanon

  • Gabe was often depicted as the life of the party, often connecting other characters together and/or supplying the drugs;
  • He was sometimes cast as a villain (perhaps due to the Cobra Starship track titled "It's Warmer in the Basement" which gave birth to a number of in-fandom jokes about Gabe being a kidnapper/abuser).[3]

Example Fanworks

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


inlovewithnight: Depicts the early days of TAI in an AU where William is a trans guy. William/Mike, William/Gabe.




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