Waverly Earp/Nicole Haught

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Pairing: Waverly Earp/Nicole Haught
Alternative name(s): WayHaught
Gender category: femslash
Fandom: Wynonna Earp
Canonical?: yes
Prevalence: popular
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Waverly/Nicole, commonly knowns a WayHaught, is a pairing of Waverly Earp and Nicole Haught from the Wynonna Earp fandom.


Waverly Earp is the youngest Earp sister. She lost her father when she was six. Her mother walked out sometime before that. She witnessed Wynonna shooting him accidentally while trying to protect her family from The Seven and witnessed Willa's abduction.[1]

Nicole Haught is a police officer with the Purgatory Sheriff's Department. She keeps a blog detailing some of the more colorful experiences she has in town, her affection for local barmaid Waverly Earp, and her growing suspicions regarding the bizarre happenings of Purgatory.[2]


The pairing became popular very quickly after Nicole was introduced in the second episode and openly flirts with Waverly. However at the time of airing, the 2015-2016 TV season was in the mist of having several high profile shows using the Bury Your Gays trope. In the lead up to the season 1 finale many fans worried that it would follow this trend, and even had potential new viewers claim they would not watch the show out of fear that it would kill off either Waverly or Nicole.

This prompted showrunner Emily Andras to address audience fears over the ship and the Bury Your Gays trope in general.

Emily Andras knows LGBT fandom. And she wants to reassure us that we can trust her with our stories.

The Canadian TV writer and producer served as showrunner on the much-beloved Showcase series Lost Girl, one of only a few shows in TV history to give queer women a happy ending, and is the creator of the new Syfy show Wynonna Earp, which is building an enthusiastic queer female fanbase based on its WayHaught coupling.


She also wants us to know that, through Hell and high water, Waverly Earp and Nicole Haught make it out of the first season very much alive.[3]

The show went on to avoid the trope with Nicole in its finale by having her wear a bullet proof vest when shot. This was particularly loved within the fandom as there had been jokes about lesbian characters needing a bullet proof vest to survive the current TV climate.[4][5]




Archives and Communities


  1. ^ Wynonna Earp wikia - Waverly Earp
  2. ^ Wynonna Earp wikia - Nicole Haught
  3. ^ “Wynonna Earp” creator Emily Andras talks WayHaught survival
  5. ^ when the lesbian remembers her bullet proof vest