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13th Oct '17 1:32:01 PM itsuki
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* Although Lady Hayakawa, of ''VideoGame/{{Samurai Warriors 4}}'', is an example of real life, this is averted in the game as the marriage is never mentioned. Historically, she has Arranged Marriage with Imagawa Yoshimoto's son, Ujizane.

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* Although Lady Hayakawa, of ''VideoGame/{{Samurai Warriors 4}}'', Warriors}}'', is an example of real life, this is averted in the game as the marriage is never mentioned. Historically, she has Arranged Marriage with Imagawa Yoshimoto's son, Ujizane.
11th Oct '17 5:01:13 AM iroanxi
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* Avoiding one is the main motivation for Alys Boleyn's actions in the early story of ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones''. After her father betrothed her to Dante Karstark against her will, she ran away from home, leaving her father and her fiance to try and follow her.
** Alisa Karstark's backstory holds a remarkable similarity, only that she ran away from home to avoid being married to a member of House Forrester.
** The marriage between Darren and Mileena Reyne is one of these. At least from her side, it is also a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.
6th Oct '17 7:03:39 PM Nyame
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* In ''FanFic/WarOfTheBiju'', [[spoiler:Fugaku Uchiha intended to arrange one between his youngest son Sasuke and the Hyuuga Clan's heiress, Hinata -- most likely to ensure the Hyuuga Clan's loyalty under the new regime should Uchiha Clan's coup succeed. He died before anything came of it]].
1st Oct '17 9:32:43 AM Gaby007
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* Since ''Fanfic/AManOfIron'' is based in [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Westeros]], marriage is more about political gain than love.
** As in the source material, Robb ends up engaged to a Frey girl. Contrary to canon, Ned Stark intends to honour the betrothal, only asking to screen Lord Frey's daughters and granddaughters to find the most suitable one for his son. Walder Frey is ecstatic about it.
** In the past, Houses Martell and Stark sought to bring their families together via a marital pact, but it didn't go anywhere since Horard Stark's only offspring was male - Antony Stark. When Tony adopts and legitimizes Jon Snow as his heir, Oberyn Martell remembers the pact and presents his eldest daughter as a bride for the teen.
30th Sep '17 12:18:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'', Miriya unintentionally sets off the series' central LoveTriangle by setting up an ''omiai'' between her daughter Mylene and Gamlin Kizaki.

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Miriya unintentionally sets off the series' central LoveTriangle by setting up an ''omiai'' between her daughter Mylene and Gamlin Kizaki.



* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the final arc of the anime shows Tamaki being engaged to a girl named [[MeaningfulName Eclair Tonnerre]], which creates havoc in the club. When that becomes an obvious non-starter for everyone involved, the engagement is broken off, but both Tamaki and Kyouya's fathers show interest in marrying their respective sons to Haruhi, the spunky protagonist.

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* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
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final arc of the anime shows Tamaki being engaged to a girl named [[MeaningfulName Eclair Tonnerre]], which creates havoc in the club. When that becomes an obvious non-starter for everyone involved, the engagement is broken off, but both Tamaki and Kyouya's fathers show interest in marrying their respective sons to Haruhi, the spunky protagonist.



* Konoka Konoe in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is usually in an Arranged Marriage of some kind, set up by her grandfather. This causes her great annoyance since most of the suitors she's set up with tend to be somewhere around ''twice her age or older''. She generally either turns them all down without a look or [[RebelliousPrincess runs away and hides till they're over]].
** Recent events imply that another problem with the above mentioned suitors may have been ''[[SchoolgirlLesbians their gender]]''.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
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Konoka Konoe in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is usually in an Arranged Marriage of some kind, set up by her grandfather. This causes her great annoyance since most of the suitors she's set up with tend to be somewhere around ''twice her age or older''. She generally either turns them all down without a look or [[RebelliousPrincess runs away and hides till they're over]].
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over]]. Later events imply that another problem with the above mentioned suitors may have been ''[[SchoolgirlLesbians their gender]]''.



* ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' covers arranged marriages from several angles: MarieAntoinette and Louis XVI wind up kiiiinda okay [[spoiler: but fall victim to the misfortune that everyone knows]], little Charlotte... not so much [[spoiler: and commits suicide over her OldManMarryingAChild situation.]]

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* ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'' covers arranged marriages from several angles: angles:
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MarieAntoinette and Louis XVI wind up kiiiinda okay [[spoiler: but fall victim to the misfortune that everyone knows]], little Charlotte... not so much [[spoiler: and commits suicide over her OldManMarryingAChild situation.]]



* ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'': Several plot points revolve around these, which are apparently common amongst futuristic aristocrats.
** To be fair, they were even more common among [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo aristocrats in the 1840's]].

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* ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'': Several plot points revolve around these, which are apparently common amongst futuristic aristocrats.
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aristocrats. To be fair, they were even more common among [[Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo aristocrats in the 1840's]].



* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Kirito finds out in the second arc that his girlfriend/in-game wife, Asuna, is a rich girl who is technically engaged to the current BigBad, Sugou. Sugou is all set to marry Asuna and inherit her father's company while Asuna is still in a coma due to being trapped in VR (and it says something about him that this is pretty low on his list of misdeeds). Asuna hates him, but her parents aren't aware of her feelings; Sugou notes that if her father understood how she felt about him, he'd call the marriage off in a heartbeat.
** Later books show that Asuna's family have been setting up ''omiai'' between her and some other wealthy suitors, but Asuna makes it pretty clear she has zero intention of going along with this. When her mother tries to force the issue and says that Asuna should respect their choices, Asuna reminds her of the fact that she chose Sugou as well, and look how well ''that'' went. Her mother points out that Asuna's free to reject the suitors, but makes it clear that [[ParentalMarriageVeto she won't stand for Asuna getting together with Kirito]].

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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Kirito finds out in the second arc that his girlfriend/in-game wife, Asuna, is a rich girl who is technically engaged to the current BigBad, Sugou. Sugou is all set to marry Asuna and inherit her father's company while Asuna is still in a coma due to being trapped in VR (and it says something about him that this is pretty low on his list of misdeeds). Asuna hates him, but her parents aren't aware of her feelings; Sugou notes that if her father understood how she felt about him, he'd call the marriage off in a heartbeat.
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heartbeat. Later books show that Asuna's family have been setting up ''omiai'' between her and some other wealthy suitors, but Asuna makes it pretty clear she has zero intention of going along with this. When her mother tries to force the issue and says that Asuna should respect their choices, Asuna reminds her of the fact that she chose Sugou as well, and look how well ''that'' went. Her mother points out that Asuna's free to reject the suitors, but makes it clear that [[ParentalMarriageVeto she won't stand for Asuna getting together with Kirito]].



* ''Almost'' happens in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', when Sato's mother arranges an ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omiai omiai]]'' date between her and Shiratori. Bad thing, Sato ''does'' have a guy she likes (Takagi) but he's caught up in a very weird case. Then, she tells Shiratori [[WeddingDeadline that if Takagi doesn't come by sunset]], she WILL marry him instead. [[spoiler: Takagi manages to get baaaaaarely in time so the arrangement falls through, some time later he and Sato get properly together... and so do Shiratori and his TrueLove, Kobayashi-sensei.]]

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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''Almost'' happens in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', when Sato's mother arranges an ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omiai omiai]]'' date between her and Shiratori. Bad thing, Sato ''does'' have a guy she likes (Takagi) but he's caught up in a very weird case. Then, she tells Shiratori [[WeddingDeadline that if Takagi doesn't come by sunset]], she WILL marry him instead. [[spoiler: Takagi manages to get baaaaaarely in time so the arrangement falls through, some time later he and Sato get properly together... and so do Shiratori and his TrueLove, Kobayashi-sensei.]]



* This is what kickstarts ''Manga/TheWorldIsStillBeautiful'''s plot to begin with: the Dukedom of Rain has to send one of its princess for the Sun King Livius to marry. Nike just happens to be it, chosen via rock-paper-scissors. Despite the rocky start, [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage the two come to love each other]].

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This is what kickstarts ''Manga/TheWorldIsStillBeautiful'''s the plot to begin with: the Dukedom of Rain has to send one of its princess for the Sun King Livius to marry. Nike just happens to be it, chosen via rock-paper-scissors. Despite the rocky start, [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage the two come to love each other]].



* Wako and Sugata of ''Anime/StarDriver'' are supposed to marry on the basis of Wako being a Maiden and Sugata [[spoiler:having inherited Samekh's mark, of the most powerful Cybody on the planet]]. This is why main character Takuto tries his best to not interfer in their relationship despite having fallen in LoveAtFirstSight with Wako. It's made even more complicated when Wako develops feelings for him too, but her old, existing feelings for Sugata stay as well. [[spoiler:By the end and through WordOfGod, it's implied the three of them stay together as they are.]]

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* ''Anime/StarDriver'':
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Wako and Sugata of ''Anime/StarDriver'' are supposed to marry on the basis of Wako being a Maiden and Sugata [[spoiler:having inherited Samekh's mark, of the most powerful Cybody on the planet]]. This is why main character Takuto tries his best to not interfer in their relationship despite having fallen in LoveAtFirstSight with Wako. It's made even more complicated when Wako develops feelings for him too, but her old, existing feelings for Sugata stay as well. [[spoiler:By the end and through WordOfGod, it's implied the three of them stay together as they are.]]






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* In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'', Muffy's parents try to arrange a marriage for their ChristmasCake of a daughter. Muffy refuses. The English version changes it into a blind date.

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** In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife'', Celia is engaged to a man from outside of town. She is ambivalent and later outright throws it off, in part due to her feelings for you. She'll marry Marlin if you don't marry her. If you get all of Celia's heart events but marry ''another'' woman, Celia will appear at your house and [[WhatTheHellHero call you about]] about how you broke her heart and how she threw off her arranged marriage because of you only for you to betray her.
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In the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'', Muffy's parents try to arrange a marriage for their ChristmasCake of a daughter. Muffy refuses. The English version changes it into a blind date.
30th Sep '17 8:29:05 AM itsuki
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* Nagamasa and Oichi in all ''VideoGame/{{Samurai Warriors}}'' which was forged to create an alliance between Nagamasa and Oichi, but does not end well.
* Although Lady Hayakawa, of ''VideoGame/{{Samurai Warriors 4}}'', is an example of real life, this is averted in the game as the marriage is never mentioned. Historically, she has Arranged Marriage with Imagawa Yoshimoto's son, Ujizane.
24th Sep '17 9:52:03 AM jamespolk
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* Drives the plot of ''Film/{{Tanna}}''. Wawa's tribe offers her in marriage to a hostile neighboring tribe as a peacemaking gesture, but Wawa is in love with a fellow tribesman and refuses to go through with it. The tribe must then consider whether the custom of arranged marriage is still appropriate.
14th Sep '17 9:04:23 AM Odacon_Spy
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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'': [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff2900/fc02842.htm It's revealed]] that [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Kornada]] is related to Ecosystems Unlimited's CFO Mr. Ishiguro by way of an arranged marriage to Ishiguro's aunt, intended as a framework for their respective family companies' merger. Mr. Ishiguro himself was also set up for arranged marriage, but the disasters caused by bringing Kornada into the fold gave him enough leverage to talk his way out of it.
10th Sep '17 8:40:15 AM Nadim
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* ''Series/{{Best Friends Whenever}}'': Daisy was promised in marriage to Sebastian following the deaths of her parents, although she doesn't want to go through with it.
26th Aug '17 3:21:11 PM Rhodes7
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* A childhood marriage contract is a key plot point in ''Literature/WayOfChoices'' where Xu Yourong's grandfather promised her hand to the disciple of a Taoist who saved his life. Various characters have various reactions to this, her parents are horrified while she's more ambivalent.
* These are common among noble society in ''Literature/TheYoungAncients'' though virtually no one in the story winds up with the person they were originally engaged to.
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