The devs' intention is made clear in the official artwork: namely, that no particular pairing is canon. In-game artwork makes it clear who the player has chosen to pair up in that run, but this can and does change from run to run. The official artwork -i.e. the canon rendering- deliberately leaves parentage ambiguous. What is this obsession with "canon pairings" anyway?
Besides, the canon is clearly that everyone married Nowi.
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With so many marriage options it's much harder to narrow things down for Awakening than for say the GBA FE games which made it quite obvious what was canon. Ex. Lyn x Hector, Seth x Eirika, Eliwood x Ninian, and ect.
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This is one reason I liked Tellius. All the shipping was clear cut. (Except Ike.)
While clear cut, it doesn't mean it was generally accepted. While Elincia can marry only Geoffrey, him and Ike shippers get into it quite a bit. Also, while not as common as the other two, a lot of fans really hate Makalov's pairing with Astrid and usually put her with someone else.
I tend to care about canon pairings, too, but this game is a notable exception. With one or two exceptions, all possible pairings are allowed, so you get to pick and choose which character you think are best together. And I'm all the happier for it. :)
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VaikexMeriel is one not mentioned yet. However Lareunt's C support with his 'father' begins with him handing his 'father' his weapon off the ground and telling him to keep better care of his possessions. Sound familiar? Meriel did the same for Vaike when the two were introduced in the story.
VirionxCherche hasn't been mentioned either. Considering their background, it isn't any more out there to guess they are canon than VaikexMeriel.
It's not outrageous to say GregorxNowi is meant to be canon, but I won't say I am for sure about it.
Same for GauisxLissa, I say this because he joins only after finding out LIssa makes really good candy and Gauis basically only thinks about 1 thing C A N D Y.
HenryxTharja, I have no proof for this. But come on, they are made for each other. And Noire's outrageous personality would certainly be explained by this pairing.
That's all I have off the top of my head.
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