Teyla/Ronon

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Pairing
Pairing: Teyla Emmagan/Ronon Dex
Alternative name(s): Teyla/Ronon, Ronon/Teyla, Dex/Emmagan
Gender category: Het
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Canonical?: no
Prevalence: popular early, but supplanted over time by other pairings
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The pairing of Teyla Emmagan and Ronon Dex is a fairly popular het pairing in SGA. They are both from the Pegasus Galaxy, unlike the rest of the cast, but since SGA is told primarily from the point of view of the people from Earth, they end up taking on the roles of outsiders in the show.

Fandom

Fans may be attracted to the pairing as a vehicle to telling stories about the events of the show from a perspective the canon rarely gives us. The B plot in the episode Trinity was a rare exception, in that fans got to see Teyla and Ronon away from the rest of the cast, having to learn to get along with each other.

Another side to the popularity of the pairing is the fact that they make up the other half of the four-person core team on the show that includes John Sheppard and Rodney McKay, the biggest pairing in the fandom. Some fans see Teyla/Ronon, often as a background pairing in McKay/Sheppard stories as "pairing up the spares" and often don't consider such stories to be a good example of the pairing in fanfic. Teyla/Ronon is sometimes seen as a component of OT4 stories in a more equal light with McKay/Sheppard.

Canon threw up some roadblocks to the pairing and interest in Teyla/Ronon has waned. Teyla had a child with Kanaan and Ronon showed interest in Jennifer Keller and later, Amelia Banks.

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