Kara/Winn

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Pairing
Pairing: Kara Danvers/Winslow "Winn" Schott, Jr.
Alternative name(s): Karwinn, Winnara, Superwinn, Kwinn
Gender category: Het, M/F
Fandom: Supergirl
Canonical?: Semi-canon[1]
Prevalence: Common
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Kara Danvers/Winn Schott is the het pairing of Kara Danvers (Supergirl) and Winn Schott, Jr. in the Supergirl fandom.

Fandom

One of the first ships that came out of the release of the First Look/Trailer (the others being Kara/Alex and Kara/Jimmy), the ship has stayed fairly common throughout the first half of the 1st season. Most of the fandom behind the pairing appears on Tumblr and YouTube, where fanworks are produced more frequently compared to FanFiction.net and Archive of Our Own. Fanfiction is fairly rare for the pairing, only 22 works is listed at AO3 and 11 works at FFN as of November 11, 2016.

Many OT3 the pairing with James Olsen.

Criticism

Winn is often criticized for how he dealt with Kara's secret identity in the first episode[2] and his possibility of becoming Toyman (although it was later canonized that his father is actually Toyman) - a villain. He was also criticized for how he dealt with his feelings with Kara and how he took Kara's rejection. The reveal of his feelings to Kara was also criticized because he kissed her, which many thought was creepy or him trying to take advantage of the situation and manipulate Kara into returning his feelings[3]. Despite the fact that he immediately apologized and left, others still don't care about his character or care for the pairing. Others however do feel for him and can understand his actions and words/feelings - creating a Winn Schott Defense Squad[4] - and continue to ship the two together.

Fanworks

Fics

  • brighter things than diamonds by thelivingautomaton, Rated Teen, Five times Winn says "I love you," and the one time Kara hears it. (one-sided crush aka Unrequited Love)
  • A Father's secret by Shasta627, Rated K+, "My father's in prison," Winn said. "Winn, I'm so sorry," Kara exclaimed, shock evident on her face. "Don't be, he was a terrible man..." (Season 1, 'Livewire') A fanfic about having to face Winn's father, the notorious Toyman, and deciding whether to be just friends, or be something more...
  • Cupcakes by red_b_rackham, Rated gen, "If you haven’t caught on by now, I am trying to make a parallel between this box of cupcakes and your non-existent love life." It takes Kara a stupidly long time to realize what's been right in front of her all along.
  • A beautiful mosaic by sssssssim, Explicit, Kara is still trying to figure out who she really is‚ and Winn getting kidnapped isn’t really helping‚ because it makes Kara ask herself a lot of questions‚ questions that are too late. (Alternate S2)
  • Love me like you do by kaitlia777, rated explicit, Kara gets hit by an alien ray that amps up her hormones, and Winn gets trapped in a locked room with her.

Vids

Archives & Fannish Links

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References

  1. Winn has a canon crush on Kara, and they've kissed, however Kara only has friendly/family feelings for Winn
  2. Can someone please explain to me why everyone is so offended by Winn’s “Kara’s a lesbian” line?
  3. aerishere I just don’t really understand all the hate Winn got after 1x10. (Feb. 03, 2016).
  4. Is there a Winn Schott Defense Squad?. (Jan 28th, 2016).