|Pairing:||Hermione Granger/Fleur Delacour|
|Alternative name(s):||Fleur/Hermione, Fleurmione, HG/FD, Hr/F, S.S. Beauty and Brains|
|Prevalence:||uncommon overall, popular for femslash|
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The ship first took off after the publication of Goblet of Fire. Madam Hooch's Broom Closet summarized the appeal of the pairing in early 2003, writing that: "The antagonism that we see Hermione demonstrating toward Fleur throughout GoF gets to be channelled into other sorts of feelings."
The publication of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in June 2003 and its introduction of new female characters drew some of the femslash community's attention away from Hermione/Fleur and onto new ships such as Ginny/Luna.
Mid- to late 2005 saw a renewed interest in the Hermione/Fleur ship. One cause was the publication of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in July, which featured Fleur in a more prominent role than the previous book and brought her back into fandom consciousness. Although Half-Blood Prince officially canonized the Bill/Fleur relationship, Hermione/Fleur fans were undeterred: Fic writers explained away the relationship as a marriage of convenience, broke the two up, or embraced polyamory or infidelity.
Furthermore, the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film was released in November 2005, and was the first appearance of Fleur on film, portrayed by Clémence Poésy. Although the film includes essentially no interaction between Hermione and Fleur nor hints of their antagonistic dynamic from the book, it reminded book fans of and introduced new fans to the pairing's potential. Many fans were also appealed by the way Emma Watson and Clémence looked together. Icons, photomanips, and other fan art featuring the actors' likenesses are popular.
The fleurhermione community on LiveJournal was founded in December 2005. It is a members-only community and was last active in April 2009, possibly due to the lack of a community moderator to accept new members.
There was also a resurgence of the ship on Tumblr, starting in 2013. Tumblr popularized the portmanteau pairing name "fleurmione". In August 2016, the ship was featured as part of hpfemshipweeks.
As of October 2016, Hermione/Fleur is the most tagged femslash pairing in the HP category on FanFiction.Net, with 149 works. Note, however, that only a small subset of stories on the archive indicate pairings, as the feature wasn't added until 2013. Most of the 944 works that mark both Hermione and Fleur as characters appear to also be Hermione/Fleur.
Hermione/Fleur is the second most popular pairing after Hermione/Ginny on hp_girlslash, a LiveJournal community founded in March 2003. On Archive of Our Own, founded in 2008, it is the fifth-most popular HP femslash ship, behind Ginny/Luna, Hermione/Ginny, Hermione/Pansy, and Hermione/Luna. It is the second most popular pairing for Fleur Delacour overall on AO3, after only the canonical Bill/Fleur.
- No Defense For You by dreiser (2001), an early and influential Hermione/Fleur fic. Established Veela mating fanon that became popular in Hermione/Fleur stories. Abandoned after two chapters. Also at AO3; previously at Dreiser's fanfic site.
- Sparrow by Mei Murasaki (2002), one-shot from Fleur's second-person POV. Combines three common pre-OotP tropes: Fleur pines for Hermione while at Hogwarts for the Triwizard Tournament; Fleur becomes the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts; then Fleur and Hermione are reunited by chance in Paris.
- Eating Ain't Cheating by agirlcalledkil (a.k.a. crystallekil, ryogrande) (2005), Half-Blood Prince-compliant PWP with infidelity.
- Witnessed here in Time and Blood by whistle.the.silver (2011-2013), a novel that begins with Hermione's arrival at Shell Cottage during Deathly Hallows. Has two sequels, Ivory and Horn (2013), and the one-shot Threnody (2014).
Drawing & Illustration
- Secret by orbitalwings (mechapotatoalex) (2010), G-rated art inspired by the Goblet of Fire film. Also at deviantArt.
- Fleurmione doodles by theoeuvre (2011), part of a series of illustrations of an AU concept where Hermione goes to France to study for a summer.
- okay but consider this…….. by deadcryptid (2015), a Hermione/Fleur doodle featuring a black Hermione.
- After a long day at work at the Ministry. by toodrunktofindaurl (2015), watercolor art of Fleur and Hermione kissing.
- Fleurmione: Rendezvous in the Astronomy Tower by itanatsu-chan (2015), drawing of a tryst at Hogwarts's Astronomy Tower, potentially NSFW.
- Hermione's Humiliation by Fuckit, colored by Trystl (2014), NSFW, non-con/slavery.
Graphics, Manips, & Edits
- Fleur/Hermione Icons by scyfane (2008), a set of thirteen LiveJournal icons featuring Emma Watson and Clémence Poésy
- Fleurmione dancing. by inlovewithfaberry (2014), a photomanip
- Clémence Poésy & Emma Watson as The Doctor and her Companion by orbitalwings (2014), a manip poster for a Doctor Who AU featuring Fleur as The Doctor and Hermione as her companion.
- hermione refuses to admit that she might have a crush on fleur delacour. by reynapiper (2014), a Goblet of Fire AU gifset
- AU: The first time Hermione Granger laid her eyes on Fleur Delacour, she felt something she’s never felt before. by natallie-dormer (2016), a Goblet of Fire AU gifset where Hermione goes to the Yule Ball with Fleur instead of Viktor Krum.
Fic & Art
- Beauxbaton's, fourth part of Come Shots, written by Kate Bolin, art by Glockgal (2003)
- Untitled sketch and ficlet by auburnskies24 (2013), PWP, NSFW
- please do it for me; fleur&hermione by LilMissIcePrincess (2008), an AU where Fleur uses a Time Turner to attempt to save Hermione's life.
- I don't want to remember, but I cannot forget. by the-battling-bard (2012), an instrumental vid with captions; Hermione falls in love with Fleur and regrets not telling her.
- Radioactive by tabzy18 (2012), later remade as Punching in a Dream (2015), an AU where Hermione and Fleur start a relationship during Goblet of Fire.
- Lost Kitten by retroUFO (2014), a Fleur/Hermione vid using mostly non-HP footage of Emma Watson and Clémence Poésy.
Meta & Essays
- Freudian analysis supports the idea of Hermione/Fleur being canon by story645 (2006), "crack" meta and deliberate overanalysis of the books to support Hermione/Fleur.
- Fleur’s (and Hermione’s) characterization by auburnskies24 (2013), reply to a Tumblr ask about how she thinks Hermione and Fleur's love developed.
- Bellamione and Fleurmione by theheresto (2016), reply to a Tumblr ask comparing Hermione/Fleur and Hermione/Bellatrix.
Links & Resources
- Fleur Delacour/Hermione Granger tag at Archive of Our Own
- [Fleur D., Hermione G.] pairing filter and Hermione G. & Fleur D. filter at FanFiction.Net
- Love At Last Sight: A Fleur Hermione Archive, a FanFiction.Net community
- les Français et les Anglais - A Fleur/Hermione Archive, a FanFiction.Net community
- Hermione/Fleur category at Adult-FanFiction.org
- fleurhermione community on LiveJournal
- pairing: fleur/hermione tag at hp_girlslash
- Fleur Delacour/Hermione Granger memories and p: fleur delacour/hermione granger tag at Crack Broom
- S.S. Beauty and Brains discussion thread at FictionAlley Park's SCUSA forum
- Hermione Granger/Fleur Delacour fic listing at FictionAlley Park's ...cruisin'... forum
- fleurmione tag on Tumblr
- Anna Maria at Madam Hooch's Broom Closet. Femmeslash Ships. Archived 13 March 2003 by the Wayback Machine.
- Dance Dance wrote on FictionAlley Park on December 5, 2005 that "the GoF movie is out and there's a lot more Fleur/Hermione fan fics" (S.S. Beauty and Brains (Fleur/Hermione), page 10). There was also increase of Hermione/Fleur fanworks at FanFiction.Net published in late 2005 (see works marked Fleur D. & Hermione G. sorted by publish date).
- See the fleurmione tag c. September 2013. indiefoxproductions wrote on 22 September 2013: "I like how active the Fleurmione Tag is now; before it seemed like there would be one new post every million years." orbitalwings replied to an ask on 29 September 2013 asking "why the Fleurmione fandom seems to have come back out of nowhere", speculating that it might be related to Clémence Poésy appearance in The Tunnel, which would premiere in October 2013.
- Fleurmione week at hpfemshipweeks ran from August 22 through August 27, 2016. It’s officially Fleurmione week!!!, posted 22 August 2016 at hpfemshipweeks.
- [Fleur D., Hermione G.] pairing filter, 149 works as of 17 October 2016. Compare 145 works marked Hermione/McGonagall, 130 works marked Hermione/Bellatrix, 111 works marked Hermione/Ginny, and 51 works marked Ginny/Luna.
- According to the hp_girlslash community tags. Tags were introduced on LiveJournal in June 2005, but were added to older posts in the community (see the oldest posts tagged pairing: fleur/hermione). As of 17 October 2016, there are 331 posts tagged Fleur/Hermione, compared to 486 posts tagged Ginny/Hermione, 238 posts tagged Ginny/Luna, and 212 posts tagged Hermione/Pansy.
- Fleur Delacour/Hermione Granger tag at AO3, 153 works as of 17 October 2016. Compare 441 works tagged Ginny/Luna, 314 works tagged Hermione/Ginny, 241 works tagged Hermione/Pansy, and 207 works tagged Hermione/Luna.
- As of 17 October 2016, there are 153 works tagged Hermione/Fleur and 529 works tagged Bill/Fleur on Archive of Our Own. Harry/Fleur is the third most popular Fleur ship with 60 works.
- See dreiser's 2011 post Fleur Trope? and comments. Giv at Gaia Online writes that "Dreiser's fanfic has actually inspired a lot of what has come after in the Hermione/Fleur ship, especially as far as what being a Veela means and what comes along with it." (Comment at "Best fanfic you've ever seen", posted 02 October 2008.)