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Starco is the shipping name for the fan-speculated and discussed romantic relationship between the characters Star and Marco from the animated television series Star vs. The Forces of Evil.


On July 24th, 2014, Star Vs. The Forces of Evil was announced at San Diego Comic-Con. [1] Shortly after the preview, fans began producing fan art of the characters.

Less than a month later, on August 23rd, DeviantArt [2] user markmak posted one of the earliest images of the characters Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz together. The image "Star Butterfly and Marco Diaz" (shown below, left) received more than 24,000 views in less than four years.

Weeks later on September 13th, markmak posted[3] another image called "Starco" in which Star, who is carrying Marco, asks, "He followed me home, can I keep him?" The image (shown below, right) is the earliest known usage of the ship name "Starco" and received more than 34,000 views in less than four years.



On January 13th, 2015, Wattpad[4] user published a shipping fan-fiction story entitled "Memorable Family First Impressions. The story as of February 2018 has been read more than 7,500 times.

Two days later, Wattpad[5] user KietLyanh published the story "Starco – Một Câu Chuyện Tình," which translates from Vietnamese to "Starco – A Love Story." Within three years, the story has been read more than 1,000 times.

Within days of the show's premiere on January 18th, 2015, fans began posting compilations of the two character together. On January 20th, 2015, YouTuber [6] Kiwikat posted a compilation of moments from the first episode, "Star Comes to Earth," set to the Katy Perry song "E.T." The video (shown below) received more than 4,400 views as of February 2018.

Several months later, YouTuber[7] Denise Butterfly published another compilation entitled "Starco- I think i'm in love." The post (shown below, right) received more than 921,000 views in over two years.

On July 18th, 2016, the episode "Mr Candle Cares" aired on Disney XD. In the episode, the school guidance counselor mentions Starco by name, referring to his plan to break up the "smooch buddies" Marco and Star (clip below).[8]

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