Rachel Berry/Quinn Fabray

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Pairing: Rachel Berry/Quinn Fabray
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Gender category: Femslash
Fandom: Glee
Canonical?: No
Prevalence: Popular
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Faberry is the ship name for the popular Glee femslash pairing of Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray.


Rachel and Quinn start Glee as bitter rivalry, but over the course of the series become good friends. They start a tentative friendship towards the later part in Season Two and grow closer during Season Three.


In 2012, Faberry won E! Online’s TV’s Top Couples poll. Heather Hogan wrote on the the power behind the fandom shipping them to able to achieve this:

For the past few weeks, my Twitter feed has been full of Faberry. More specifically, my Twitter feed has been full of Glee fans reminding, cajoling, begging, wishing, hoping, praying, pleading with friends and family to vote for Rachel Berry and Quinn Fabray in E! Online’s March Madness-style TV’s Top Couples poll. E! started with 64 couples, narrowed it to 32, then 16, then eight. The final four saw three same-sex pairings, including Brittana. In the end, Faberry took home the crown with 62 percent of the votes. In fact, Faberry shippers organized a get out the vote effort that set a new record high for page views for any single post in the history of E! Online.

No matter which angle you approach it from, it’s an awe-inspiring victory.

Consider, for example, the fact that Rachel and Quinn aren’t technically a couple on Glee. That means the alternate narrative to their story — via fan fiction and fan videos and fan forums and that mighty beast Tumblr — is so potent it managed to overpower longtime TV couples, and classic will-they/won’t-they couples, and even Glee‘s established lesbian couple Santana and Brittany. It is the apex of pop culture co-opting, and a clear sign that television writers don’t have the final word when it comes to the fate of their characters.[1]

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