Killian Jones & David Nolan

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Relationship: Killian Jones & David Nolan
Alternative name(s): Captain Charming, Captain Hook & Prince Charming
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Type: Friends, Allies, future in-laws[1]
Canonical?: yes
See also: Killian Jones/David Nolan
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Killian & David is a gen relationship of Killian Jones (Captain Hook) and David Nolan (Prince Charming) from the Once Upon a Time fandom.


A large part of the Killian/Emma, Killian Jones, and David Nolan fans are a fan of the Bromance of Killian and David, which fans nicknamed Captain Charming. Although the pairing is mostly gen, there are some that slash the two together: check out Killian/David.

The fandom behind Captain Charming is mostly on Tumblr, where fans post their headcanons, gifs, picspams and often find other characters/relationships to parallel Captain Charming or themselves[2][3] [4].

According to, Captain Charming - A Summary, a few things Captain Charming fans are mainly about:

  • They didn't always get along[5]
  • supportive BFF
  • protective Daddy Charming
  • Secretly Supportive Daddy Charming[6]
  • Captain Charming Floor[7]
  • Substitute Brothers
  • Must Protect his Bro[8]

The actors behind the characters, Colin O'Donoghue and Josh Dallas seem to appear aware of the fans, and are a fan of the relationship themselves[9].


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

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  1. ^ Many fans think that the endgame of the series is to have Emma/Killian marry, thus many fans have fanworks where Killian and David are son-in-law/father-in-law.
  2. ^ Captain Charming with their Shrek counterparts.
  3. ^ "So Brave." 1x22 & 2x08.
  4. ^ Captain Charming + parallels
  5. ^ From Enemies to Mates.
  6. ^ “Killian, we should get out of here before David decides to give you his overprotective-dad speech.”
  7. ^ #looks like new tradition
  8. ^ Prince Charming to the rescue
  9. ^ Gif of an interview at SDCC 2014 with Josh Dallas