So, those of us who play Fire Emblem ought to know that romance is actually a rather big part of the series. Pairing up and supporting different characters with one another has been around in the series since FE4, I believe, which is from the SNES days.
Supports can help strengthen your characters more than they normally would be, and thus they'd do better in battle. When the support level reaches A (it goes C, then B, then A) some of these even lead to, yep, you guessed it: paired endings! Such as Seth and Eirika or Ephraim and Tana in FE8. So many ships in FE are canon, some are hinted at but don't get an ending (for some reason or another), and some...well, have nothing to back them up at all, but it's still fun to think of them in what-if situations.
In the GBA FE games, some characters have more than one option for a paired ending. For example, Sain can marry either Fiora or Rebecca at the end of FE7. Eliwood can marry either Lyn, Fiora, or Ninian. And so on (and as you can see with Fiora, even the ladies have more than one option sometimes).
Still, some characters don't have endings where they marry at all, though it's still fun to pair them up with someone. Imo, anyway, since I'm a sucker for romance. I may not be interested much in pairing up Pokemon characters, but it's a whole different story when it comes to FE! I support lots of pairings in this series. Most of them are in FE9 and 10 since those are my favorite games, but even so. All us FE fans can share our preferred pairings here! This is my list. The pairings in italics are the ones I support the most. :3
- BoydxMia (I know they never interacted, but they should have, if you ask me!)
- RanulfxLethe/Lyre (really can't choose)
- KyzaxLethe/Lyre (see above)
- GeoffreyxNephenee/Callil (again, see above)
- RenningxLucia (I don't think he's THAT much older than her...)
- HaarxJill (see above)
Sadly, the only pairing on this list that got an ending is Haar and Jill...
- HectorxLyn (Yeah, I don't mind Lyn with either of these guys lol. My second choice for Hector would be Florina though)
- ErkxSerra (these two are hilarious, seriously)
And on the contrary, all of my preferred FE7 and 8 pairings got endings. I'll probably add more pairings for them when I play them more. I've played FE Shadow Dragon as well, but the only pairing I can legitimately put for that is MarthxCaeda since I haven't played much of the game. xP
I haven't played any other FEs. Can't wait to play around with pairings in the upcoming FE: Awakening for 3DS! ^^