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13th Sep '16 4:30:14 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' #134, "W.W.T.D.? (What Would Thor Do?)", Herc, standing in for his absent buddy Thor, travels to Svartalfheim to confront the warlike Dark Elves and their queen Alflyse. After passing the three tests to prove he really is Thor (he actually fails the test of "ShowSomeLeg" but an enthusiastic Alflyse declares 2 out of 3 is good enough) there's a night of [[BlatantLies respectably restrained]] [[http://www.comicvine.com/alflyse/29-65493/all-images/108-296667/alflyse/105-950892/ celebration]] and Hercules wakes the next day to find [[http://www.comicvine.com/alflyse/29-65493/all-images/108-296667/27/105-952343/ Alflyse has accepted him as her husband.]] [[http://www.comicvine.com/alflyse/29-65493/all-images/108-296667/alflyse/105-950898/ There are worse fates...]]

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* In ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' #134, "W.W.T.D.? (What Would Thor Do?)", Herc, standing in for his absent buddy Thor, travels to Svartalfheim to confront the warlike Dark Elves and their queen Alflyse. After passing the three tests to prove he really is Thor (he actually fails the test of "ShowSomeLeg" but an enthusiastic Alflyse declares 2 out of 3 is good enough) there's a night of [[BlatantLies respectably restrained]] [[http://www.[[http://static4.comicvine.com/alflyse/29-65493/all-images/108-296667/alflyse/105-950892/ com/uploads/original/1/11352/952342-24.jpg celebration]] and Hercules wakes the next day to find [[http://www.[[http://static8.comicvine.com/alflyse/29-65493/all-images/108-296667/27/105-952343/ com/uploads/original/1/11352/952343-27.jpg Alflyse has accepted him as her husband.]] [[http://www.[[http://static5.comicvine.com/alflyse/29-65493/all-images/108-296667/alflyse/105-950898/ com/uploads/original/1/15776/950898-alflyse.jpg There are worse fates...]]
13th Sep '16 4:20:19 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Yuna Miyama from ''Anime/{{Maburaho}}'' declares Kazuki her husband in the first episode.
3rd Sep '16 2:49:17 PM Ainzee
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jon Snow accidentally invokes the wildling marriage custom of bride-stealing, when he is unable to kill her and instead lets her go. This is one of the few genuinely humorous moments of the series, though it is overshadowed by the two of them actually falling in love.
13th Aug '16 11:18:18 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** A meta version of this can actually get sprung on the player if you aren't careful: There's a mechanic that allows the various characters to develop relationships, and if you reach S rank support, get married. All well and good. The problem is that at about halfway through the game, Chrom must get married for plot reasons, meaning that when you hit that point in the story he'll automatically marry whoever has the highest support level, even if it's not S rank yet. If the player didn't realize that the marriage had to happen, it's entirely possible for Chrom to end up with someone totally different from who they were planning on pairing him up with. This is sort of lampshaded if he marries Olivia, who joins the party the chapter before this happens.

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** A meta version of this can actually get sprung on the player if you aren't careful: distracted players: There's a mechanic that allows the various characters to develop relationships, and if you two of them reach S rank support, get married. All well and good. The problem is that at about halfway through the game, Chrom must get married [[TheProtagonist Prince Chrom]] ''must'' marry either [[PlayerCharacter of]] [[DorkKnight his]] [[TheLadette five]] [[WhiteMage possible]] [[ShrinkingViolet brides]] for plot reasons, meaning that when you hit the player hits that point in the story he'll automatically marry whoever has the highest support level, even if it's not S rank yet. If the player didn't realize that the marriage had to happen, it's entirely possible for Chrom to end up with ''with someone totally different from who they were planning on pairing him up with.with''. This is sort of lampshaded if he marries Olivia, who joins the party the chapter before this happens.
6th Aug '16 11:58:36 AM world-turned-upside-down
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* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' once got accidentally engaged to a visiting foreign prince. She though a series of gifts (something like a rock, a feather, a bracelet, and a dress) was just flirting, when it was actually a proposal, and the party she was attending was intended to be their wedding. When she explains the situation to the prince, he understands and releases her, no hurt feelings.

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* ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' In ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', Raven once got accidentally engaged to accepted a marriage proposal from the visiting foreign prince. She though a series prince of FictionalCountry "Shakobi." Unaware of Shakobi's traditions, Raven accepts the prince's gifts (something like a rock, of a feather, a bracelet, rock, and a dress) was just flirting, when it was actually dress, as well as an invitation to a party. After she leaves for the party, Raven's mother finds out online that those gifts make up a traditional Shakobi marriage proposal, and that Raven is in fact on her way to her own wedding. Luckily, Raven finds out the party truth from her friends before she was attending was intended to be their wedding.actually goes through with the ceremony. When she explains the situation to the prince, he understands and releases her, no hurt feelings.
16th Jul '16 12:12:13 PM Doug86
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* ''Manga/DragonBall,'' of course. Though it was actually accidental engagement, the relationship between Chi Chi and Goku was largely based on his assumption that "married" [[IsItSomethingYouEat was a kind of food]] and, in her joy to have a fiance, Chi Chi never really explained what it actually meant. When the misunderstanding is cleared years later and [[SheIsAllGrownUp the now teenaged Chi Chi]] gets depressed about it, though, Goku [[CrowningmomentOfHeartwarming agrees to go through it anyway]] [[IGaveMyword since he gave his word to her.]] They eventually have two children together.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall,'' ''Manga/DragonBall'', of course. Though it was actually accidental engagement, the relationship between Chi Chi and Goku was largely based on his assumption that "married" [[IsItSomethingYouEat was a kind of food]] and, in her joy to have a fiance, Chi Chi never really explained what it actually meant. When the misunderstanding is cleared years later and [[SheIsAllGrownUp the now teenaged Chi Chi]] gets depressed about it, though, Goku [[CrowningmomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments agrees to go through it anyway]] [[IGaveMyword since he gave his word to her.]] They eventually have two children together.
22nd Jun '16 7:22:37 PM Goldfritha
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* In medieval Christian canon law, getting married was a matter of saying "I take you as my wife" and "I take you as my husband" -- or words to that effect. (Witnesses were ''highly recommended'' but optional.) And when the couple had had intercourse, the courts were very lenient about what were words to that effect. Several cases turned on not what one had said, but what was meant by the words that were admitted. You see a promise of future intent "I will take you as my wife" was a legal betrothal and binding unless formally dissolved. If you followed that up with sex you were married. The opportunities for 'He said, She said' are obvious. Church courts were kept busy for centuries sorting out all the permutations. This was notably an improvement for women of many Germanic tribes, as the Church protected existing marriages. Therefore, if a woman had a sweetheart and was clever about it, she could choose her husband herself. Of course she'd then have to seek the Church's protection against her angry father ...

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* In medieval Christian canon law, getting married was a matter of saying "I take you as my wife" and "I take you as my husband" -- or words to that effect. (Witnesses were ''highly recommended'' but optional.) And when the couple had had intercourse, the courts were very lenient about what were words to that effect. Several cases turned on not what one had said, but what was meant by the words that were admitted. You see a promise of future intent "I will take you as my wife" was a legal betrothal and binding unless formally dissolved. If you followed that up with sex you were married. The opportunities for 'He said, She said' are obvious. Church courts were kept busy for centuries sorting out all the permutations. This was notably an improvement for women of many Germanic tribes, as the Church protected existing marriages. Therefore, if a woman had a sweetheart and was clever about it, she could choose her husband herself. Of course she'd then have to seek the Church's protection against her angry father ...\\
The Council of Trent cleared this up for Catholics by requiring witnesses, one of whom had to be a priest unless it was impractical.


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* Colonial Connecticut required marriage ceremonies by a government official. A couple resident in New Haven insisted they were married without it and refused to have the ceremony; probably Quakers, who were still going by the medieval rules. One official caught them in the street and reproachfully demanded first of him and then of her whether they really took each other as wife/husband. He then pronounced them married, making them married by the law. The bridegroom conceded that it was a good one.
15th Jun '16 10:04:41 PM Doug86
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* Du Chaillu from Terry Goodkind's ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' books. Richard [[spoiler:Rahl, at that point known as Cypher, saves her life, and proceeds to kill thirty warriors from her tribe, including her 5 husbands, proving through their prophesy that he's their savior, and she's now his wife.]] He, being Richard, tries to talk her out of it via pure logic and a desire to make people just ''think''! We then proceed to write this whole incident off until [[spoiler: ''The Temple of the Winds,'' when we realize, "Oh shit, Kahlan ''is'' Richard's third wife."]]

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* Du Chaillu from Terry Goodkind's ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' books. Richard [[spoiler:Rahl, at that point known as Cypher, saves her life, and proceeds to kill thirty warriors from her tribe, including her 5 husbands, proving through their prophesy that he's their savior, and she's now his wife.]] He, being Richard, tries to talk her out of it via pure logic and a desire to make people just ''think''! We then proceed to write this whole incident off until [[spoiler: ''The Temple of the Winds,'' when we realize, "Oh shit, Kahlan ''is'' Richard's third wife."]]
11th Jun '16 1:29:57 PM nombretomado
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* Du Chaillu from Terry Goodkind's ''SwordOfTruth'' books. Richard [[spoiler:Rahl, at that point known as Cypher, saves her life, and proceeds to kill thirty warriors from her tribe, including her 5 husbands, proving through their prophesy that he's their savior, and she's now his wife.]] He, being Richard, tries to talk her out of it via pure logic and a desire to make people just ''think''! We then proceed to write this whole incident off until [[spoiler: ''The Temple of the Winds,'' when we realize, "Oh shit, Kahlan ''is'' Richard's third wife."]]

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* Du Chaillu from Terry Goodkind's ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' books. Richard [[spoiler:Rahl, at that point known as Cypher, saves her life, and proceeds to kill thirty warriors from her tribe, including her 5 husbands, proving through their prophesy that he's their savior, and she's now his wife.]] He, being Richard, tries to talk her out of it via pure logic and a desire to make people just ''think''! We then proceed to write this whole incident off until [[spoiler: ''The Temple of the Winds,'' when we realize, "Oh shit, Kahlan ''is'' Richard's third wife."]]
14th May '16 9:54:24 AM nombretomado
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* ''JustShootMe'': Maya and Elliot go to a mass wedding thinking that Dennis went there to marry a model and end up unwittingly married.

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* ''JustShootMe'': ''Series/JustShootMe'': Maya and Elliot go to a mass wedding thinking that Dennis went there to marry a model and end up unwittingly married.
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