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Pairing: Jean-Luc Picard/Beverly Crusher
Alternative name(s): P/C, BonC
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Prevalence: Common
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Picard/Crusher is a popular het ship in Star Trek: The Next Generation fandom. It pairs Beverly Crusher with Jean-Luc Picard. Although they do not pursue a romantic relationship in either the series or movies, the episode "Attached" confirms that they do have romantic feelings for each other, with Crusher asking, "Why didn't you ever tell me you were in love with me?"[1] Additionally, the series finale portrays an alternate future in which the two have married and divorced.



Much activity surrounding the pairing took place in BonC mailing lists. The BonC name comes from Beverly on Jean-Luc.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Episode Tags: continuation of episodes focused on the pairing
  • Friends to Lovers: their friendship developing into a romantic relationship
  • Futurefic or Post-Canon: where they are in an established relationship, sometimes married
  • Alternative Universe: since it is canon that in an alternative timeline the pair were married and then divorced some writers will focus on this timeline or create their own AU's


  • In 2018, Picard/Crusher was by far the most popular ship for Jean-Luc in a survey of FanFiction.net, accounting for 95% of sampled fics[2]




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  1. ^ Attached (episode) at Memory Alpha (accessed 06 June 2016)
  2. ^ Phantom Statistician: Jean-Luc Picard's FanFiction Shipping Chart 2013 - Present