Grant Ward/Jemma Simmons
|Pairing:||Jemma Simmons/Grant Ward|
|Alternative name(s):||SimmonsWard, BioSpecialist,|
Biochemical Agent, Chemical Agent, Biochem and Bombs
|Fandom:||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel Cinematic Universe)|
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The pairing immediately appeared after the first episode aired. The pairing quickly took off after the next few episodes that were released in October. Although it probably wasn't until the episodes "FZZT" and "The Well" in November that the pairing increased in size, both had significant amount of Grant/Jemma scenes that are often seen in fanworks such as gifs and picspams on Tumblr and fanfiction at AO3 and FFN. By the end of the first Season, Simmons/Ward remained one of the top popular pairings for the AOS fandom.
The shipping name for the pair is BioSpecialist after voting at the SimmonsWard Tumblr blog that hosted a poll to decide with what name to go with, although Biochemical Agent, Chemical Agent and Biochem and Bombs can still be used to describe the pairing.
Common Tropes & Themes
- The Fall - Episode tag to "FZZT", especially the scene where Ward jumps immediately after Jemma despite the danger of it is very important to fans and is thus often seen in fanworks or talked about. It's often dealing with the missing scene of Grant catching Jemma and injecting her with the anti-serum and their landing in the water, or dealing with the aftermath or build up before he jumps after her. (Missing Scenes, FZZT by sammie28)
- Berserker!Ward - After Ward controls an Asgardian warrior staff named the "Berserker Staff" which floods the holder with uncontrollable rage and super strength, many fanworks dealt with the [possible] aftermath. (Berserk Her by seriousfic)
- Aliens Made Them Do It, usually an artifact makes them do it or admit their feelings. (Guard Your Heart by jdphoenix)
- Hydra!Jemma - Soon after it was revealed that Ward was Hydra, an interest of fanworks/headcanons where Jemma was also Hydra and was partners with Ward appeared.
- In Season 2 it was revealed to be partially canonized, where it's revealed that Jemma joins Hydra as a double agent. This usually inspires works to focus on Jemma confronting Ward in prison and/or asking for help with her undercover. (every doubt we had is coming undone by thequeenofokay, they go along to take your honey by kamikazehearts)
- Redemption fics for Grant; Jemma dealing with Grant being Hydra and what he put her and Fitz through in the final S1 two episodes.
- Married - Many fanworks have them in an established married relationship prior to Season 1. Sometimes it's an Arranged Marriage.
- Futurefics, Babyfics/Kidfic
- Alternate Universes
- Magnetism by always_a_queen, Mature, Jemma touches it before she can stop herself, fingers stretching out to brush the intricate strands of metal that weave together to form the necklace's pendent. "Don't--" Ward says, grabbing her shoulder, but he's too late. She's touched it, and he's touched her.
- before you fall series by shineyma, Beautiful, brilliant, and kind, Jemma Simmons is everything Grant Ward dreamed his soulmate would be. Except for one thing: he has absolutely no hope of turning her to Garrett's side. Unfortunately, his problems don't end there. (Soulmates AU - Timers)
- The Temporary Wife by sammie28, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." Still, since it was rather gauche to advertise for a wife, Grant Ward advertised for a nanny instead. (AU; Based off a book)
- Puppy Love by jdphoenix, Grant Ward is a dog person and he'll kill you if you tell anyone.
- Biospecialist Drabble by shineyma, A Werewolf AU, where Jemma is a werewolf.
- Biospecialist Drabble by shineyma, Jemma is kidnapped and Grant has to rescue her. (AU, Grant is Death)
- maybe tonight i won't be alone by weasleyspotter, When Fitz moves out suddenly leaving Jemma on the brink of homelessness, she's desperate enough to allow Skye's older stoic brother (who she's heard a lot of not so nice things from Fitz about) to move in with her. (Roommates AU)
- arranged marriage au & arranged marriage au, take two by shineyma; Ward and Simmons are in an arranged marriage drabbles.
- it's not what you've lost (but it's what you find) by shineyma, Jemma is given cause to regret just how little of her time in HYDRA she's shared with her team. (AU Canon Divergence - Hydra)
- i put a spell on you series by SafelyCapricious Normally this is Fitz's job. Jemma is fabulous at potions, but fixing the sigils has never been her strong suit. With her luck, the unwanted help is almost expected. (Modern-Magic AU)
- Biochem Bombs, Jemma/Grant art for the Pilot.
Archives and Communities
- Jemma/Grant tagged works on AO3.
- Jemma/Grant fics on FFN.
- I'll Catch You If You Fall, FFN community.
- Simmons x Ward tag at Tumblr.
- BIOSPECIALIST, a Tumblr blog (previously SimmonsWard)
- Ward x Simmons Ship Events
- Ward x Simmons Fic Awards
- High Alert by TinyBat is the first published Grant/Jemma fic to AO3. Published September 28, 2013, just days after the first episode premiered.
- Jemma Simmons/Grant Ward tag had by October 31, 2013: 22 works listed (Accessed 24 July 2014)
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Episode 6 "FZZT"
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Episode 8 "The Well"
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Episode 22 "Beginning of the End" aired May 13, 2014.
- Grant/Jemma tag on AO3 had by May 31, 2014: 268 works listed.
- Poll: Grant Ward & Jemma Simmons ship name? As of October 13, 2013, there are 24 Total votes.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Episode 17 "Turn, Turn, Turn"
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Episode 3 "Making Friends and Influencing People"
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Episode 21 "Ragtag"