Caitriona_3 (caitriona_3) wrote in het_reccers,

Shipper Manifesto: Jennifer Keller/Ronon Dex (Stargate: Atlantis)


Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Jennifer Keller/Ronon Dex


I love this couple! They are one of my favorite in the fanon (almost canon) of Stargate.


Although canon eventually put Jennifer with Rodney, I felt her pairing with Ronon had so much more potential. Not only did they have very different personalities, but their wildly different backgrounds gave them a lot of storylines they could have played with. Thank heavens for the writers of fan fiction!


Ronon Dex has come from a hard life. Despite the happiness he almost found on Sateda, the Wraith put an end to that and made him a Runner. He closed off his heart and softer emotions for bare survival. He would rather answer with a gun than diplomacy, and he’s seriously protective over anyone he considers one of his.

Jennifer Keller grew up in the US with all of the comfort that implies, especially when compared to the life of a Runner. However, she also had to deal with a very high IQ. This put her miles ahead of her peers in school and led to a very sheltered social life. (In this, she is much like Rodney.) She is a wonderful doctor, devoted to saving, not taking lives.


Personally I find much more romance, drama, comedy, and just overall depth between opposites attracting, so these two really light it up for me.

She is a lady, ready to handle things with a calm manner and healing touch. Don’t make the mistake of thinking she’s weak! She can hold her own against some of the roughest people around. However, she knows her limits.

He is a blood-stained knight; his armor is rusty and his soul is shadowed, but his sense of right and wrong is perfectly aligned. With his drive to protect the people he cares about, he is the perfect back up for the Lady Doc. While she tries to handle things calmly, he’s lurking in the background to remind people to stay respectful, or else.


Join me for some lovely visits with the Lady and her Warrior.

Fic Rec #1: Lullaby
Author: Nika Dixon (you’ll see her more than once)
Link: Lullaby
Rating/Warning(s): PG – no real warnings

Why This Must Be Read: In the very first chapter, she describes him as “huggable”…Ronon? Most people describe him as dangerous. The first chapter is a cute, almost fluffy piece that leads to a darker story of kidnapping, theft, murder, and revenge…all for a simple performance review.

Fic Rec #2 Silk and Steel
Author: Lady Lioness
Link: Silk and Steel
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: A short personal introspection by Ronon on Jennifer and how she grows to be an important part of his life. It has a lovely flow and cadence to it.

Fic Rec #3: Dark and Stormy Night: A Walk
Author: bailey1ak
Link: Dark and Stormy Night: A Walk
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: Just a cute little scene of the very start of a potential relationship…the really amusing part came at the end with two other characters!

Fic Rec #4: Unexpected
Author: bailey1ak
Link: Unexpected
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: This is the way Quarantine should have gone. In this story, the author asked the question “If trapped in a different location during the lock-down, would the outcome have been different as well?” Here was the answer.

Fic Rec #5: Nine Months
Author: Nika Dixon
Link: Nine Months
Rating/Warning(s): PG13

Why This Must Be Read: In this one, they are already an established couple, but NOW? Now we get to see the up-and-down, roller coaster of hormones called pregnancy. See how Jennifer reacts to various situations and stresses while also watching how her seriously overprotective lover gets even WORSE when there’s a baby on the way.

Fic Rec #6: Dreams of Doctors
Author: Nika Dixon
Link: Dreams of Doctors
Rating/Warning(s): PG13

Why This Must Be Read: This is an interesting take on the “rescue Jen” theme. Both of them get hit by an Ancient device, and now Ronon has to figure out the puzzle in order to save her. He gets to use his brawn here, but this story also shows us his intelligence as well. A nice touch!

Fic Rec #7: On the Periphery
Author: journeyman07
Link: On the Periphery
Rating/Warning(s): PG

Why This Must Be Read: Really, it was just supposed to be a simple date: dinner and a movie. Unfortunately in Pegasus? Things usually end up with a BANG. At the beginning of this fic, you’re thinking “oh, fluff!” but then it takes a rapid left turn…exactly like it should in Pegasus.

Fic Rec #8: Tokens of His Appreciation
Author: Lady Lioness
Link: Tokens of His Appreciation
Rating/Warning(s): G

Why This Must Be Read: Ronon wants to make sure Jennifer can defend herself in the infirmary. She starts finding little gifts of his. Worth reading for purely for the giggles.

Fic Rec #9: Duplication
Author: Nika Dixon
Link: Duplication
Rating/Warning(s): PG13

Why This Must Be Read: This story is how to stay somewhat canon (Jen picking Rodney) and yet still end up in a Jennifer/Ronon universe. It’s definitely a story with a twist, and should be read by every J/R fan. The last chapter is absolutely beautiful in its commitment.

Fic Rec #10:Three’s the Charm
Author: Nika Dixon
Link: Three’s the Charm
Rating/Warning(s): PG13

Why This Must Be Read: Jennifer always manages to get into trouble off world. In this particular case, she not only gets into trouble (thereby needing a rescue), but she is also instrumental in getting everyone out of trouble.

Fic Rec #11: Castles
Author: Nika Dixon
Link: Castles
Rating/Warning(s): M for sexuality (only at the very end though)

Why This Must Be Read: They’re meeting up with yet another new group of people. As per usual for Pegasus? It does not go as well as might be expected. The story starts out as pre-ship…its amazing how fast that changes when overprotective urges get lit.

Fic Rec #12: Dark and Shadow: Promises Kept
Author: Nika Dixon
Link: Dark and Shadow: Promises Kept
Rating/Warning(s): PG13

Why This Must Be Read: Sequel to Lullaby – Mystery – Someone…or something is stalking Jennifer. All of Ronon’s protective instincts go into overdrive.

May I end by saying that I recommend anything written by Nika Dixon for Jennifer/Ronon? You can find her stories HERE on


Please use icons if you would like…I only ask that appropriate credit be given!
Tags: fandom: stargate: atlantis, ship: jennifer keller/ronon dex, special: manifesto

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