Here are the reasons why I ship Casey x Shinigami now...
1). It's pair the spares, but everybody could be happy.
Why couldn't it happen though? Not only the main cast in the show would of been happy, but people in the fandom would of been also. Donnie would of had April, Leo would of had Karai, Raph would of had Mona and Mikey would of had Renet. So everybody would of had somebody....except for Casey (also, am I only one who thinks that Casey have always gotten the short end of the stick throughout the series?). Shinigami also didn't have anybody really.
Yeah, I know the show kind of hinted at Mikey and Karai being paired with Shinigami, but either way, AT LEAST
there was the possibly of Mikey having Renet and Karai having Leo. I know April was a choice for Casey, but I belive that if there was a choice, Apritello would of triumphed over Capril due to how close Donnie and April were. So how about poor old Casey??? He didn't really have anyone!
So why not Shinigami?
I know the show wasn't about romance, but still. AT LEAST
all the main characters would of had somebody. It made A LOT MORE
sense than having the stupid love triangle keep going and give Mikey another love interest. Which reminds me...
2). Casey could of been the one to have a crush on Shinigami instead of Mikey.
A friend of mine pointed out something to me. Casey is a flirty and horny teenager!
Also, teenagers get crushes! So why Casey (the only human teenage boy in the show) never got a real crush besides April? This is another reason why I don't ship Capril.
I just always thought that Casey's flirting with/crush on April was just that. Heck, there was a point of time where Casey also flirted with Karai! Did that mean that he had a crush on her? Maybe, but that's not the point I'm making. Casey's the oldest in the group, so it makes sense if he fell for a "woman" like Shinigami instead of Mikey. Also, I never thought of wicked/goth girls being Mikey's type :/ Which also reminds me...
3). I don't ship Mikeygami. I mostly explained my feelings for Mikeygami in this journal post,
but it put it short and bluntly, it doesn't make sense, their too different from each other and it was again unnecessary. Also, I think that it was unfair that Mikey only trusted her and wanted her to reedem because he liked her
Could it have worked out? Maybe, but that still doesn't change the fact that they messed up with this. I know the writers mostly did this because they wanted Mikey to be girl-crazy (a normal thing for teenagers his age), but still. I just think they are better off as friends. Granted that I don't really ship Mikeynet (Mikey x Renet) either, but I rather ship them than Mikeygami any day
4). Casey and Shinigami's dynamic could of been interesting.
Just think of it: Casey seems like the person to fall for Shinigami. She's pretty, mysterious, smart, a good fighter, shares the same color scheme as Casey (black) and probably the kind of girl that Casey could catch up with. As for Shinigami? Casey's funny, kind of cool, got great skills, flirts and is a bit of a womanizer. I feel like that Shingami would be interested in someone like Casey and would give him a chance, if proven worth
5). The Love Triangle between Casey, April and Donnie could have finally been over with.
Self-explanatory really. I'm the one that usually thinks that any form of writting could work out if given proper writting. Love-triangles are no exception, but THIS
love triangle in the 2012 series was REALLY BADLY WRITTING AND ANNOYING.
I never liked it and part of the reason why is because I've always liked Apritello and once again, I never saw Casey and April as a possible couple in this series. I also thought it was pointless.
6). They could of been a good pair.
Two people who can kick serious butt? Both have a black color scheme, both single AND
both characters that I'm a fan of? WHY NOT!?
They just look so good together! Also, my friend and I was thinking about calling it BAT(S)andBATS
(though I think I'll still call it Caseygami too).
7.) It just seems more interesting than Capril, Rasey or Mikeygami.
Capril didn't click for me, Mikeygami didn't click for me and so didn't Rasey (Raph x Casey). I don't ship Ramona or Rapril, but I don't ship Rasey neither. I honestly don't ship Raph with anybody. Granted I do ship him with my oc Venus, but THAT'S ONLY
because it takes place in an alternate world (where Raph was less of an badly written asshole). None of these ships do it for me because all of them where badly written and didn't make sense, but I think Caseygami is a better match if better written.
All in all, Caseygami could of had tons of potential. What do you guys think?
8). Casey should be of age.
From what my friend said, it should be ok because Casey should of been about 18 when the show ended. It's a chance that Shinigami should be more than 1,000 years old, but no one really knows, right? As for Shinigami, I think she would be the kind of person who avoids the question whenever someone askes how old she is ("heh heh, how old do you think I am?", "does it matter?" or "older than you "
). Though, if it turns out that Shinigami ages normally, I imagine her being about in her early 20's (like 3 or 4 years older than Casey?). Regardless, I think in that regard, everything's ok