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Bolinger is the het ship between Bolin and Ginger from The Legend of Korra fandom.

Canon

Bolin first saw Ginger while he was visiting Varrick's yacht along with Asami. Varrick stated that the moving picture of an Ostrich Horse was old news and introduced Ginger to everybody. Bolin smiled when he saw her. Later, when the group went to Republic City, Varrick decided to cast Bolin as the character Nuktuk in his new series. He also cast Ginger as Nuktuk's girlfriend. Bolin wanted to replicate this relationship outside of the mover series.

Bolin pursued Ginger but she ignored his advances, saying that he was confusing Ginger the person with Ginger the character. Bolin still would not give up and kissed her on the set, despite the fact that he was supposed to be saving her. Later, the two arrived as a couple to the showing of the series finale. A radio broadcaster even referred to them as a couple which pleased Bolin. However, Ginger called him a knucklehead as soon as they went inside. Later, a group of waterbenders attacked and Bolin fought them all off while Ginger watched and yelled at him to be careful. Afterward, Ginger referred to them as a couple and kissed Bolin which he returned.

Despite the kiss, Bolin and Ginger are never seen interacting again for the rest of the series. When Bolin is debating on whether or not he wants to date Opal, his brother Mako mentions that "dumb mover stars" are his type, referring to his previous attraction and possible fling with Ginger. Bolin and Ginger both attend Varrick and Zhu Li's wedding three years later but are never seen interacting and Bolin is dating Opal at this point.

Quotes

“Ohh, hey Ginger.”
— Bolin flirting with Ginger in Peacekeepers.
BolinWow. We got some major chemistry on-screen. Am I right?
GingerYeah. On-screen.
BolinWhat's wrong? Are you mad because I left you in the clutches of the evil Unalaq? I'm gonna save you in the next episode. Ginger, let's work through this.
– Bolin and Ginger talking about their on-screen chemistry in The Sting.
“Sorry, I just kinda lost myself in the moment. It just felts so right.”
— Bolin justifying his improvised kiss in The Sting.
BolinSo ... that kiss. I liked it. And it seemed like you liked it too.
GingerUch. You're confusing Ginger the actress with Ginger the character.
BolinOkay, okay, I'm sorry. I'm totally getting, like, a weird vibe from you right now. It's like, a minute ago, when we were shooting, you were into me, but now you're not.
GingerThat's because Ginger loves Nuktuk, not Bolin.
BolinBut Nuktuk is Bolin. I'm a hero.
– Bolin and Ginger talking about their offscreen relationship in The Sting.
Shiro ShinobiThere they are folks. The sweethearts of the big screen, and Republic City's most famous couple, Bolin and Ginger.
BolinWow, that was fun! And did you hear what Shiro said? We're Republic City's most famous couple.
GingerBolin, you're a doll, but you're as dumb as the rocks you bend. We are not a couple.
BolinThat's not what Shiro said!
- Bolin and Ginger discussing the reporter's comment about them being a couple in Night of a Thousand Stars.
“Bolin, look out!”
— Ginger showing concern for Bolin's safety during his battle in Night of a Thousand Stars
GingerI can't believe my boyfriend is a real-life hero!
BolinBoyfriend? Wait, stop. I thought you said we weren't a couple.
GingerYou really are as dumb as those rocks. Of course we're a couple.
– Ginger and Bolin before kissing in Night of a Thousand Stars.
“Your type is dumb mover star or psycho ice princess.”
— Mako on Bolin's type in The Metal Clan.

Fanon

Despite the fact that it is semi-canon, the Bolinger ship has not been very popular. Many fans found Bolin's attraction to Ginger to be odd and found it to be creepy when he forced a kiss on her. Many felt that the attraction came out of nowhere. The majority of fans were still caught on other ships such as Boleska or Borra and did not want to see him with Ginger. A lot of fans were also confused if they were ever actually a couple since Ginger said that they were a couple but then Bolin left the city and briefly got back together with Eska. This ship still has a few supporters though as it is semi-canon.

Fandom

FAN FICTION

Bolin/Ginger tag on FanFiction.net

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