A new Star Wars film means a new favourite couple. With the release of Rogue One, people on the internet have fallen for a new pairing – Chirrut ?mwe and Baze Malbus.
The support for the characters’ relationship is strong.
i love baze malbus and chirrut ?mwe more than i love myself
— antonio ? (@poefinns) December 18, 2016
They just really love them.
not to be dramatic but I would die for Chirrut ?mwe and Baze Malbus
— hanna ? (@THEPRlNCESSLEIA) December 17, 2016
It’s the new ‘ship!
daily reminder that i love my gay chinese dads, chirrut imwe and baze malbus
— abysswalker; (@miruvors) December 20, 2016
Fans have been making artwork celebrating the supportive nature of the pair’s relationship.
And humorously highlighting ?mwe’s dependance on Malbus.
And there are just so many memes.
chirrut: look how beautiful those stars tonight
baze: well theyre beautiful
chirrut: and you know who el—
baze: wait you're blind
— diane saw rogue one (@solorganaleia) December 19, 2016
There are already over 100 words of fanfic on Archive Of Our Own featuring the pair.
And like last year’s Finn/Poe, Chirrut X Baze is also being compared to the Star Wars universe’s classic couples.
But unlike Finn Poe…
ITS BAZE AND CHIRRUT pic.twitter.com/QNPdfi5iJC
— ROGUE ONE!! logan (@poedamercn) December 11, 2016
…We probably wont get to see much more of them in future films.
Han and Leia: "I love you", "I know"
Chirrut and Baze: "I don't need luck. I have you"#RogueOne
— carol saw rogue one (@carxlinv) December 17, 2016
We can dream though.
modern day chirrut and baze celebrating their anniversary in a fancy restaurant – safe and sound without anything to be worried about pic.twitter.com/KFCJPWHfn0
— pam (@scarifwar) December 19, 2016