Tumblr Fandometrics' Year in Review 2020

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Title: Year in Review
Commentator: Tumblr staff aka Tumblr Fandometrics
Date(s): December 2020
Medium: tumblr posts
Fandom: panfandom
External Links: 2020 Year in Review
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Tumblr Fandometrics' Year in Review is an annual series of posts listing the most popular fandoms of Tumblr by type.

About

Soooooo…2020, huh?

This is it. It’s December. Only one more month until the year can climb right back into the dumpster fire whence it came. But before the sun sets on this shambolic year, there’s still one thing left to do.

*clears throat*

In 2013, when we first introduced Tumblr’s Year in Review, there was no way to know we’d one day be reviewing a year that in no way, shape, or form deserves a formal assessment. Unless 2020 gave you the gift of prescience, you probably didn’t expect such a complete disaster of a year, either. Nevertheless, here we are!

We all know what didn’t happen this year (life), but what did happen in 2020? We tried (and failed) to make sourdough bread, we loved then quickly got bored of a game we’ve waited eight years to play, we filled our time with fiction while the real world crumbled around us, and we collectively made binge watching a way of life. If nothing else, 2020 gave us time to explore new hobbies and rekindle forgotten ones.

Just as the reality of quarantine began to set in, the world erupted in protest, responding to the killing of George Floyd and systemic issues of racial injustice. Our community took to the streets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and inspired voters across the United States to fight to have their voices heard. And we did it all while navigating the worst pandemic in over a century. No big deal, right?

This year’s YIR posts account for a full 365 days, from October 21, 2019 to October 20, 2020. We know the world imploded right after that window closed, and we’ll talk about that too, but that won’t be reflected in these lists (sorry, Castiel). Sit back, relax and let’s look back at what happened in 2020.

Results

See all 2020 posts [6].

Top 20 of 2020

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. Steven Universe
  3. wtFOCK
  4. BTS
  5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  6. Artists on Tumblr
  7. Critical Role
  8. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  9. Boku no Hero Academia
  10. Black Lives Matter
  11. Pokémon
  12. COVID-19
  13. The Witcher
  14. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  15. The Magnus Archives
  16. Reylo | Rey & Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe
  17. RWBY
  18. Sanders Sides
  19. Catradora | Catra & Adora, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  20. Zuko | Avatar: The Last Airbender

100 Ships

See Top 100 ships here

  1. Reylo - Rey & Kylo Ren, the Star Wars universe +6
  2. Catradora - Catra & Adora, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power +10
  3. Reddie - Richie Tozier & Eddie Kaspbrak, It +1
  4. Geraskier - Geralt of Rivia & Jaskier, The Witcher
  5. Ineffable Husbands - Aziraphale & Crowley, Good Omens -4
  6. Zukka - Zuko & Sokka, Avatar: The Last Airbender
  7. Lumity - Luz Noceda & Amity Blight, The Owl House
  8. Supercorp - Kara Danvers & Lena Luthor, Supergirl +5
  9. Jikook - Park Jimin & Jeon Jungkook, BTS -4
  10. Destiel - Dean Winchester & Castiel, Supernatural +10
  11. Kiribaku - Kirishima Eijirou & Bakugou Katsuki, Boku No Hero Academia +3
  12. Bumbleby - Yang Xiao Long & Blake Belladonna, RWBY +3
  13. Wangxian - Lan Wangji & Wei Wuxian, Mo Dao Zu Shi +61
  14. Jonmartin - Jonathan Sims & Martin Blackwood, The Magnus Archives
  15. Bakudeku - Bakugou Katsuki & Midoriya Izuku, Boku No Hero Academia +3
  16. Drarry - Draco Malfoy & Harry Potter, the Harry Potter universe +6
  17. Gallavich - Ian Gallagher & Mickey Milkovich, Shameless
  18. Stucky - Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes, the Marvel universe -2
  19. Zutara - Zuko & Katara, Avatar: The Last Airbender
  20. Klance - Keith & Lance, Voltron: Legendary Defender -18

Destiel

See Destiel post here

Live Action TV

See Top 50 Live Action TV shows here

  1. wtFOCK +24
  2. The Witcher
  3. The Mandalorian
  4. Good Omens -3
  5. Skam France -1
  6. The Umbrella Academy -1
  7. Doctor Who +12
  8. Supernatural
  9. The Untamed +27
  10. Killing Eve +1
  11. Supergirl +2
  12. SKAM España
  13. Anne with an E +16
  14. The 100 -4
  15. The Good Place +5
  16. Druck -14
  17. Brooklyn Nine-Nine -3
  18. Hannibal +25
  19. Lucifer +5
  20. Stranger Things -14

The Witcher

See The Witcher post here

Animated TV

See Top 50 Animated TV shows here

  1. Steven Universe
  2. Avatar: The Last Airbender +11
  3. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power +1
  4. Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir -2
  5. The Owl House
  6. Invader Zim -1
  7. DuckTales +2
  8. The Dragon Prince
  9. Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles +6
  10. Gravity Falls +4
  11. Castlevania +5
  12. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  13. Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure +7
  14. Danny Phantom +5
  15. Voltron: Legendary Defender -12
  16. Infinity Train
  17. The Legend of Korra +16
  18. South Park -7
  19. Moominvalley -13
  20. Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender post here

TV Characters

See Top 50 TV Characters here

  1. Zuko | Avatar: The Last Airbender
  2. Catra | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power +6
  3. Jaskier | The Witcher
  4. Sokka | Avatar: The Last Airbender
  5. Adora | She-Ra | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power +8
  6. Geralt of Rivia | The Witcher
  7. Katara | Avatar: The Last Airbender
  8. Aang | Avatar: The Last Airbender
  9. Crowley | Good Omens -8
  10. Aziraphale | Good Omens -8
  11. Luz Noceda | The Owl House
  12. Klaus Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy -9
  13. Amity Blight | The Owl House
  14. Dean Winchester | Supernatural -2
  15. Adrien Agreste | Chat Noir | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir -6
  16. Azula | Avatar: The Last Airbender
  17. Pearl | Steven Universe -3
  18. Diego Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy
  19. Lena Luthor | Supergirl +10
  20. Marinette Dupain-Cheng | Ladybug | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir

Reality + Variety

See Top 15 Reality + Variety shows here

TV Personalities

See Top 25 TV Personalities here

Movies

See Top 50 Movies here

  1. Frozen +13
  2. The Old Guard
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker +33
  4. Birds of Prey +38
  5. Twilight +10
  6. Hamilton
  7. Little Women
  8. Parasite
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog
  10. Lord of the Rings +8
  11. Promare +33
  12. It Chapter Two -6
  13. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  14. Black Panther -2
  15. Knives Out
  16. Wonder Woman +6
  17. The Half of It
  18. Avengers: Endgame -17
  19. Scooby-Doo
  20. Trolls World Tour

Movie Characters

See Top 50 Movies Characters here

  1. Kylo Ren | Ben Solo | Star Wars +22
  2. Harley Quinn | DC +29
  3. Bucky Barnes | Marvel +2
  4. Batman | DC +8
  5. Steve Rogers (Captain America) | Marvel -2
  6. Tony Stark (Iron Man) | Marvel -5
  7. Rey | Star Wars +27
  8. Spinel | Steven Universe
  9. Peter Parker (Spider-Man) | Marvel -7
  10. Richie Tozier | IT +1
  11. Anakin Skywalker | Star Wars
  12. Joker | DC +2
  13. Loki Odinson | Marvel -6
  14. Elsa | Frozen +29
  15. Eddie Kaspbrak | IT -2
  16. Poe Dameron | Star Wars
  17. Obi Wan Kenobi | Star Wars
  18. Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) | Marvel -8
  19. Thor Odinson | Marvel -15
  20. Luke Skywalker | Star Wars

The Twilight Renaissance

See The Twilight Renaissance post here

Spoilers

See Top 50 Spoilers here

Actresses

See Top 50 Actresses here

Actors

See Top 50 Actors here

Web Celebs

See Top 50 Web Celebs here

Web Series, Webcomics, + Podcasts

See Top 50 Web Series, Webcomics, + Podcasts here

  1. Critical Role
  2. The Magnus Archives +7
  3. RWBY -1
  4. Sanders Sides -1
  5. Hazbin Hotel +3
  6. Homestuck -2
  7. Half Life VR but the AI is Self-Aware
  8. Unus Annus
  9. HermitCraft +2
  10. The Adventure Zone -4
  11. Lore Olympus
  12. BuzzFeed Unsolved -7
  13. Dimension 20 +17
  14. StarKid Productions -4
  15. Epithet Erased
  16. Achievement Hunter -3
  17. My Brother, My Brother and Me -5
  18. A Heist With Markiplier
  19. The Penumbra Podcast -2
  20. Shen Comix

Incorrect Quotes

See Top 20 Incorrect Quotes here

Memes

See Top 50 Memes Quotes here

The Year in Memes

See The Year in Memes post here

Aesthetics

Top 50 Aesthetics here

Cottagecore

See Cottagecore post here

Tumblr communities

Top 50 Tumblr communities here

COVID-19

See COVID-19 post here

Black Lives Matter

See Black Lives Matter post here

LGBTQIA+

See LGBTQIA+ post here

Tech in 2020

See Tech in 2020 post here

Video Games

See Top 50 Video Games here

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. Among Us
  3. Pokémon Sword and Shield +2
  4. Undertale
  5. Minecraft -3
  6. The Sims 4
  7. Fire Emblem: Three Houses -4
  8. Danganronpa +1
  9. Overwatch -8
  10. Persona 5 -3
  11. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild +4
  12. Ace Attorney +14
  13. Apex Legends +10
  14. Stardew Valley +3
  15. Five Nights at Freddy's +14
  16. Hollow Knight -3
  17. Final Fantasy XIV -1
  18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf +15
  19. The Last of Us
  20. Team Fortress 2 +11

Animal Crossing

See Animal Crossing post here

KK Slider Album Redraws

See KK Slider Album Redraws post here

Mobile Games

See Top 30 Video Games here

  1. Obey Me! Shall We Date?
  2. Choices -1
  3. Twisted Wonderland
  4. The Arcana — A Story of Mystery and Romance -2
  5. Cookie Run -1
  6. Mystic Messenger -1
  7. Fire Emblem Heroes -4
  8. Ikemen Vampire +11
  9. Arknights
  10. Azur Lane +5

Gaming Characters

See Top 50 Gaming Characters here

  1. Lucifer | Obey Me! - Shall we date?
  2. Mammon | Obey Me! - Shall we date?
  3. Tom Nook | Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Link | The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Sans | Undertale -2
  6. Cloud Strife | Final Fantasy VII
  7. Dandelion | The Witcher
  8. Kirby | Super Smash Bros.: Ultimate -6
  9. Raihan | Pokémon
  10. Arthur Morgan | Red Dead Redemption 2 -9
  11. Akechi Goro | Persona 5 +16
  12. Phoenix Wright | Ace Attorney + 36
  13. Byleth | Fire Emblem -6
  14. Ethan Ramsey | Choices
  15. Julian Devorak | The Arcana: A Mystic Romance - Interactive Story -11
  16. Miles Edgeworth | Ace Attorney
  17. Tifa Lockhart | Final Fantasy VII
  18. Papyrus | Undertale -2
  19. Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd | Fire Emblem -10
  20. Ellie Williams | The Last of Us

Animal Crossing Villagers

See Top 15 Animal Crossing Villagers here

Anime + Manga

See Top 50 Anime + Manga here

  1. Boku no Hero Academia
  2. Haikyuu!! +14
  3. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  4. BEASTARS
  5. Naruto
  6. Mo Dao Zu Shi
  7. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  8. One Piece -2
  9. Fruits Basket -5
  10. 19 Days -5
  11. Sailor Moon -1
  12. Inuyasha +15
  13. Attack on Titan -4
  14. Fullmetal Alchemist +4
  15. Bungou Stray Dogs -2
  16. Mob Psycho 100
  17. Hetalia +2
  18. Death Note +22
  19. Fairy Tail -8
  20. Hunter x Hunter +4

Anime + Manga Characters

See Top 50 Anime + Manga Characters here

  1. Midoriya Izuku | Boku no Hero Academia
  2. Bakugou Katsuki | Boku no Hero Academia
  3. Dabi | Boku no Hero Academia +5
  4. Wei Wuxian | Mo Dao Zu Shi +10
  5. Aizawa Shouta | Boku no Hero Academia +1
  6. Hawks | Boku no Hero Academia +21
  7. Todoroki Shouto | Boku no Hero Academia -4
  8. Kirishima Eijirou | Boku no Hero Academia -4
  9. Lan Wangji | Mo Dao Zu Shi +19
  10. Levi Ackerman | Attack on Titan -3
  11. Present Mic | Boku no Hero Academia +5
  12. Shigaraki Tomura | Boku no Hero Academia -1
  13. All Might | Boku no Hero Academia -3
  14. Kaminari Denki | Boku no Hero Academia -4
  15. Kageyama Tobio | Haikyuu!!
  16. Hinata Shouyou | Haikyuu!!
  17. Jiang Cheng | Mo Dao Zu Shi
  18. Shinsou Hitoshi | Boku no Hero Academia -5
  19. Jotaro Kujo | JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure +3
  20. Oikawa Tooru | Haikyuu!!

Music Genres

See Top 20 Music Genres here

Music Groups

See Top 50 Music Groups here

  1. My Chemical Romance +5
  2. Queen -1
  3. WayV -1
  4. 5 Seconds of Summer -1
  5. One Direction
  6. Gorillaz +2
  7. The Beatles +2
  8. CNCO +5
  9. The Mechanisms
  10. Twenty One Pilots -6
  11. Ghost +4
  12. Lemon Demon +8
  13. Fall Out Boy -2
  14. The 1975 -2
  15. Rammstein -1
  16. Greta Van Fleet +1
  17. Little Mix -1
  18. Paramore +3
  19. Dir En Grey
  20. The Amazing Devil

Solo Acts

See Top 50 Solo Acts here

K-Pop Groups

See Top 50 K-Pop Groups here

  1. BTS
  2. Stray Kids
  3. ATEEZ +6
  4. EXO -1
  5. NCT 127
  6. BLΛƆKPIИK +1
  7. SEVENTEEN -1
  8. Monsta X -4
  9. GOT7 -1
  10. Red Velvet
  11. TWICE
  12. NCT Dream -2
  13. LOOΠΔ
  14. SHINee -2
  15. SuperM +8
  16. Mamamoo -1
  17. DAY6 -3
  18. The Boyz -1
  19. Dreamcatcher
  20. ITZY -2

K-Pop Stars

See Top 50 K-Pop Stars here

  1. Jungkook | BTS
  2. Jimin | BTS
  3. V | BTS
  4. Suga | BTS
  5. RM | BTS
  6. Jin | BTS
  7. J-Hope | BTS
  8. Baekhyun | EXO/SuperM +1
  9. Jaehyun | NCT +1
  10. Taeyong | NCT/SuperM +1
  11. Bang Chan | Stray Kids -3
  12. Taemin | SHINee/SuperM
  13. Haechan | NCT +2
  14. Kai | EXO/SuperM
  15. Chanyeol | EXO -2
  16. Mark | NCT/SuperM +5
  17. Momo | TWICE +44
  18. Jennie | BLΛƆKPIИK +9
  19. Hyunjin | Stray Kids -1
  20. Ten | NCT/SuperM +9

Songs

See Top Songs playlist here

Beauty + Fashion

See Top 20 Beauty + Fashion here

Books

See Top 50 Books here

  1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  2. Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan +1
  3. The Warrior Cats series by Erin Hunter -1
  4. The All for the Game series by Nora Sakavic +2
  5. Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen +3
  6. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
  7. The Secret History by Donna Tartt +10
  8. The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater +1
  9. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell -4
  10. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo -3
  11. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin -7
  12. The Last Hours series by Cassandra Clare
  13. Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston +9
  14. Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat -4
  15. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  16. The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien -2
  17. Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
  18. A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas -6
  19. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer +1
  20. The Trials of Apollo series by Rick Riordan +4

Authors

See Top 44 Authors here

  1. J.K. Rowling +3
  2. Rick Riordan +7
  3. Neil Gaiman -2
  4. Jane Austen +7
  5. William Shakespeare -2
  6. Sappho +4
  7. Cassandra Clare +1
  8. Donna Tartt +12
  9. Oscar Wilde +4
  10. Stephen King -5

Food + Drink

See Food + Drink post here

Recipes

See Recipes post here

Home + Interiors

See Home + Interiors post here

Art Styles

See Top 50 Art Styles here

Edits

See Top 50 Edits here

Astrology

See Top 12 Astrology signs here

Athletes

See Top 50 Athletes here

Pro Wrestlers

See Top 10 Pro Wrestlers here

Sports

See Sports post here

Top GIFs

See Top GIFs post here

Cursed Images

See Cursed Images post here

Soothing Stuff

See Soothing Stuff post here

Tumblr Gets Deep

See Tumblr Gets Deep post here

Post of the Year

See Post of the Year here

Reaction

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

Meta and Media Coverage

Fan Comments

Spotify Wrapped: “I put together a music scrapbook of your year for u <3 We all had some ups and downs, but spotify was here for you and we want you to end on a high note :)))”

Tumblr’s year in review: “We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of your sins across the last eleven months. You can keep it under a sheet in your attic like the picture of Dorian Gray but sooner or later you’ll have to confront your collective degeneracy.″

#thinkin bout mistercaleb's post about how some poor tumblr staff member had to go to work n summarize destiel becoming canon #and laughing #spotify wrapped #spotify wrap 2020 #tumblr2020 #year in review #apparently r*ylo was the no. 1 ship of 2020 and i just about had a stroke[1]

reylo beating catradora for the #1 spot is an act and evidence of both misogyny and homophobia. i am in no way joking

#zukka beating lumity is the kid’s bop version of this #It’s Bad #year in review #catradora[2]


Reylo and Ben Solo topping Tumblr’s year in review list for top ship and movie character respectively almost a year after that monstrous final movie is my redemption story

#i feel like this will cause quite the stir ☕️ #this does put a smile on my face #reylo #rey #ben solo #kylo ren #star wars #year in review #my posts #nabenrrie [3]

I mean, say what you want about it, but destiel really is THAT bitch for having an entire session in year in review

It came in the eleventh hour and just made tumblr its bitch, and, as someone outside of the supernatural fandom, I respect that [4]


tumblr has a lot of fucking nerve putting a BLM post on its 2020 year in review list given how it deleted the contents of whole tags (e.g. ferguson) and has taken pains to quell BLM organising and anti-racist resources on here in the past [5]

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