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Reed900 is a ship in the Detroit: Become Human fandom.
The ship has very little canon basis, as the two characters never interact and RK900 never speaks or displays any canon characterization. The dynamic of their relationship portrayed in fanworks is based on Reed's antagonistic relationship with Connor in canon.
Reed900 is the second most popular DBH ship on AO3, after HankCon. This is unsual because it is between between the relatively minor character of Gavin Reed and the completely fanon character of RK900, who appears in a single mid-credits scene that players may or may not even unlock and who has no lines or discernible character traits. Whether RK900/Gavin Reed is a case of Two White Guys or a crackship that's gained traction is unclear, but it does highlight the fandom's tendency to do whatever they want rather than adhere to canon. It has also been suggested that this ship may have rose in popularity due to fans wanting to explore the relationship between Connor and Gavin without the often antagonistic contexts of their interactions and without detracting from the shipping of Connor and Hank.
It is usually imagined that after canon RK900 joins the Detroit Police Department and becomes a police android like Connor, and is Gavin's partner.
In a discussion about the unexpected popularity of the ship, a fan said:
It is baffling. Reed is in the game for five minutes and he's an asshole. RK900 has no lines and doesn't even appear in most games. So of course they're the second most popular ship. Of course they are. ???Yet I just keep reading the fic...oops.
Links & Resources
- How do I get the secret RK900 ending??? Posted 23 May 2019. Accessed 23 Sept 2019.
- 10 Ships That Make No Sense...Unless You Were There by Shipper's Guide to the Galaxy. Posted 30 Jan 2019. Accessed 5 Apr 2020.
- Re: Unexpected Proportions by Anonymous, 2019-10-03 on Fail Fandom Anon