And the 2013 Ultimate Slash Madness Winner Is…

Supernaturals Destiel was your pick for Slash Madness Champion in our 2013 Ultimate Slash Madness Tourney, putting some teeth in the claim that the characters Dean and Castiel really do share a “profound bond“.

Supernatural Destiel(source)

We here at TheBacklot are in awe at the level of intensity that slash fans brought to the competition this year. An astounding 9 million plus votes were cast, and there were more than 25,000+ user comments, plus countless tweets and #slashmadness Tumblr postings.

Regardless of which of the 32 competing OTPs (“One True Pairings”) you were ultimately rooting for, everyone who participated should be proud of the result. Teen Wolf’s Sterek fans in particular should be commended for how passionately they fought in the final round. For much of it Sterek and Destel were locked in a 50/50 split, separated by just a few hundred votes.. Here’s the closing tally…

Slash Madness finale

We’ll be featuring our favorite #slashmadness fan art in The Shipping News column tomorrow so make sure and check it out! Also, check out the winner of sister site AfterEllen’s Ultimate Femslash Tourney.  Would Destiel be able to take them?

The 32 Competing Slash OTPs in 2013 Ultimate Slash Madness

1 Destiel (Supernatural) 17 Doctor/Jack (Doctor Who)
2 Derek/Stiles (Teen Wolf) 18 Thorki (The Avengers)
3 Johnlock (BBC’s Sherlock) 19 OOQ (Skyfall)
4 Scisaac (Teen Wolf) 20 McKay/Sheppard (Stargate Atlantis)
5 Merthur (Merlin) 21 McDanno (Hawaii Five-O)
6 Kirk/Spock (Star Trek reboot) 22 Kurt/Sebastian (Glee)
7 Stiles/Danny (Teen Wolf) 23 Mike/Harvey (Suits)
8 Wincest (Supernatural) 24 Damon/Alaric (The Vampire Diaries)
9 Hannibal/Will (Hannibal) 25 Blaine/Sam (Glee)
10 Draco/Harry (Harry Potter) 26 Aragorn/Legolas (LOTR)
11 Steve/Tony (The Avengers) 27 Doctor/Master (Doctor Who)
12 Erik/Charles (X-Men) 28 Naruto/Sasuke (Naruto manga series)
13 Arthur/Eames (Inception) 29 House/Wilson (House M.D.)
14 Kirk/Spock (Star Trek classic) 30 Thorin/Bilbo (The Hobbit)
15 Loki/Tony (Avengers) 31 Haruka Nanase/Rin Matsuoka (Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club)
16 Remus Lupin/Sirius Black (Harry Potter) 32 Peter/Neal (White Collar)