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Pairing: Kathryn Janeway/Chakotay
Alternative name(s): J/C, JetC
Gender category: Het, M/F
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Popular
Janeway/Chakotay portrait by L.R. Bowen from The Cardassian Mask (1997)
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Janeway/Chakotay is the het pairing of Kathryn Janeway and Chakotay in Star Trek: Voyager fandom.

Janeway and Chakotay by MadameManga (1996)
They had a kind of intimacy that didn't cross lines but was undeniable.[1]


While the pairing had strong implications of existing in canon very early in the series (with an episode, "Resolutions" in which Janeway and Chakotay were abandoned together on a planet with little sign of rescue), was soon relegated to nothing more than the imaginations of the fans with little on-screen sign of the relationship developing. This lead to the commonly used in-joke in the JetC community that the fans were "projecting" their ideas of the relationship onto the screen, usually as a way of downplaying how seriously they took the pairing. "Don't mind me, I'm just projecting..." was a common phrase used when discussing some perceived subtext on screen.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Resolutions: exploring their stay on New Earth and what could have happened if they had stayed there
  • Fix-it: unhappy with how the series ended with Chakotay/Seven, many fanfiction writers will rewrite the series finale
  • Post-Endgame: focusing on the possibility of a romantic relationship developing post series finale, after they returned to the Alpha Quadrant
  • Alternative Universe: alternative universes where they are a couple, within the multiple alternative timelines available on the show or new ones created by fans
  • Hurt/Comfort: Janeway and Chakotay comforting each other after some of the traumatic events that occurred during the series
  • Relaunch Novels: related to the post-canon novel series, where Chakotay and Janeway were in a relationship
  • Commando: Chakotay not wearing underwear[2]


Example Fanworks

Coda by artist DRush (1997)

Fan Art


For a full listing of J/C fanfiction on Fanlore, see Category:Star Trek VOY J/C Fanfiction

Fan Vids



Example Art Gallery

Mailing Lists

Archives and Links

Websites and Webrings


  1. ^ "Did Chakotay and Janeway ever have secret romantic feelings for one another, forum post April 22, 2017". Archived from the original on 2019-04-24.
  2. ^ Brit (July 23, 2009). "Opinions on Chakotay & Seven". The Trek BBS. Retrieved March 8, 2019. You do realize that in much of the J/C fan fiction, one of Chakotay's quirks is that he doesn't wear underwear.