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Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Ship Bracket: Vote for Your Favorite Couple! — Week 1

Forget March Madness — we're in the middle of April Doldrums thanks to the Once Upon a Time hiatus. And after April Doldrums comes May Finale Fever. So what better time to have a OUAT ship bracket?

Before the Season 2 premiere, we asked our fans to vote for their fave OUAT ship, and Swan Queen (Emma/Regina) took it. However, a lot has changed over the last season, including a handful of new ships popping up. So in the weeks leading up to the finale, we're holding a good old fashioned ship bracket! Will Swan Queen reign supreme again, or will a different ship steal the crown? It's up to the fans to decide.

Here's the deal. We've selected 16 different OUAT ships that hopefully provide a good cross sample of all the wonderful relationship possibilities out there (though we're sure we left off someone's fave. Sorry!). We'll narrow it down following standard bracket rules until a winner is declared.

Each round will run for a week, and you can vote as often as you like. Get it? Got it? Good. Here's Round One! The winner of each of these battles will move on to Round Two. So which ship will you go down with, Oncers? Vote away!

Update 4/21: The polls are now closed! The next round up will be up by Noon ET tomorrow, 4/22.

Emma/Regina vs. Rumple/Cora
The mother's failed love, or the romance that many fans want for the daughter?

I hope my favorite wins!

Vote vote vote!

Emma/Graham vs. Ruby/Whale
Both ships involve characters connected to wolves, but which do you prefer?

I hope my favorite wins!

Vote vote vote!


Emma/Neal vs. Grumpy/Nova
Couples that almost ran away together, but didn't quite make it work.

I hope my favorite wins!

Vote vote vote!


Emma/Hook vs. Hook/Milah
Who's better with Hook?

I hope my favorite wins!

Vote vote vote!


Rumple/Belle vs. Ruby/Belle
Do you prefer Belle with her Beastly love, or her new friend?

I hope my favorite wins!

Vote vote vote!



Snow/Charming vs. Regina/Daniel
They're both True Love, but only one got a happy ending.

I hope my favorite wins!

Vote vote vote!


Emma/August vs. Emma/Jefferson
Which Season 1 hottie is better with Emma?

I hope my favorite wins!

Vote vote vote!


Aurora/Mulan vs. Aurora/Philip
Who's right for Aurora?

I hope my favorite wins!

Vote vote vote!


Read more OUAT spoilers here.

Catch the next episode of Once Upon a Time on Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.