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10th Feb '17 3:40:55 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''):
** Jasnah begins the process of arranging one between Jasnah's cousin Adolin and her ward Shallan. She's initially worried that Shallan will be upset she was not consulted about this, but Shallan is actually surprisingly amenable. She always expected to have her husband chosen by her father, and the one time ''she'' chose a suitor, he turned out to be an assassin. The fact that Adolin is a prince certainly doesn't hurt.
** For his own part, Adolin finds the idea of having someone else pick a wife for him kind of relaxing, given that his own efforts have led to him offending every single eligible woman in camp.
** [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage And when they finally do meet, both of them]] [[SickeninglySweethearts fall head over heels for each other]]. Sanderson [[{{Literature/Elantris}} seems to like]] [[{{Literature/Warbreaker}} this trope a lot.]] Justified in that Shallan has a DarkAndTroubledPast with a fear of being locked away and a dislike of the idea of a fawning noblewoman, and Adolin is a BookDumb soldier who has somehow managed to offend ''every single unmarried woman'' in the warcamp, largely by not treating them like objects of worship (but also by being a little forgetful of minor things like names). Adolin falls for Shallan's different attitude and refusal to stay away from dirty places or hard tasks, and Shallan loves the fact that Adolin is a literal KnightInShiningArmor who doesn't treat her like a fragile toy to be kept safe from danger.
2nd Feb '17 9:59:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* Somewhat averted in the ''Literature/JudgeDee'' series. Though arranged marriages were the rule in Ancient China the Judge encounters a truly amazing number of couples making love matches - sometimes with his assistance. "I'd better resign as a magistrate and set up business as a professional matchmaker!" he grumbles in ''The Haunted Monastery''. In all fairness genuine Chinese literature shows that love matches were not out of the question, providing one had the good sense and good taste to fall in love with a suitable person.
** This cultural ambiguity is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Judge Dee's own household. His marriage to his First Lady was arranged; his marriages to his Second and Third were not.

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* Somewhat averted in the ''Literature/JudgeDee'' series. Though arranged marriages were the rule in Ancient China the Judge encounters a truly amazing number of couples making love matches - sometimes with his assistance. "I'd better resign as a magistrate and set up business as a professional matchmaker!" he grumbles in ''The Haunted Monastery''. In all fairness genuine Chinese literature shows that love matches were not out of the question, providing one had the good sense and good taste to fall in love with a suitable person.
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person. This cultural ambiguity is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Judge Dee's own household. His marriage to his First Lady was arranged; his marriages to his Second and Third were not.


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* Fiyero from ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'' was bethrothed to a girl from a neighboring tribe as a child. He is married to her and has several children with her, but rarely sees her and instead prefers being with Elphaba, [[spoiler:who he even had a son with]].
23rd Jan '17 12:28:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' series, {{Arranged Marriage}}s are the norm for the nobles of High Hallack. The parties are married by proxy when one or both are young children; they may not meet until it is time for them to begin living together, usually when the younger member of the pair is about sixteen.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' ''Literature/WitchWorld'' series, {{Arranged Marriage}}s are the norm for the nobles of High Hallack. The parties are married by proxy when one or both are young children; they may not meet until it is time for them to begin living together, usually when the younger member of the pair is about sixteen.
19th Jan '17 7:50:07 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''{{Celydonn}}'' series:
** ''[[{{Celydonn}} The Grail and the Ring]]'': Princess Tinne was forced into marrying one of the Sons of the Boar (who faked an omen to pressure her into agreeing to it).
** ''[[{{Celydonn}} The Moon and the Thorn]]'', Lord Macsen makes it a condition of his support that Mahaffy Guillyn marry his daughter Tiffanwy.

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* In Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''{{Celydonn}}'' ''Literature/{{Celydonn}}'' series:
** ''[[{{Celydonn}} The Grail and the Ring]]'': ''Literature/TheGrailAndTheRing'': Princess Tinne was forced into marrying one of the Sons of the Boar (who faked an omen to pressure her into agreeing to it).
** ''[[{{Celydonn}} The Moon and the Thorn]]'', ''Literature/TheMoonAndTheThorn'': Lord Macsen makes it a condition of his support that Mahaffy Guillyn marry his daughter Tiffanwy.
16th Jan '17 9:36:06 AM bwayrose7
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* In ''Series/{{Victoria}}'', attempts are made both before and after her ascension to the throne to marry Victoria to various foreign or distantly related princes. One such suitor, her cousin Albert, actually does end up marrying Victoria, but it is a love match as well.
13th Jan '17 6:43:36 AM lavendermintrose
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* There are two arranged marriages featured in ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
** CoolBigSis Milly Ashford is engaged by her family to [[BunnyEarsLawyer Count Lloyd Asplund]]. She manages to sneak her way out of it. Lloyd [[{{Asexuality}} doesn't mind]]. Well, not too much. [[spoiler:He was in it for the cool mecha, anyway - Milly's family built and owns the first true Knightmare Frame, Ganymede. He was in it for that alone.]]

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* There are two arranged marriages featured in ''Anime/CodeGeass'':
''Anime/CodeGeass'' has a few of these, as one would expect from a series with so many royals:
** CoolBigSis Milly Ashford is engaged by her family to [[BunnyEarsLawyer Count Earl Lloyd Asplund]]. She manages to sneak her way out of it. Lloyd [[{{Asexuality}} doesn't mind]]. Well, not too much. [[spoiler:He was just in it for the cool mecha, anyway - Milly's family built and owns the first true Knightmare Frame, Ganymede. He was in it for that alone.]]



** [[spoiler: First Prince Odysseus]] and [[spoiler: the figurehead Empress Tianzi of China]] are arranged to get married by [[spoiler: Britannian Prime Minister Schneizel and the Chinese Eunuchs]]. And the Black Knights use this to stage a GambitRoulette.

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** [[spoiler: First Prince Odysseus]] and [[spoiler: the figurehead Empress Tianzi of China]] are arranged to get married by [[spoiler: Britannian Prime Minister Schneizel and the Chinese Eunuchs]]. And the Black Knights use this to stage a GambitRoulette.



** Also, in the beginning of the first season Lelouch toys with the idea of marrying his sister Nunnally to his best friend Suzaku, before both guys realise they're each other's enemies.
*** In the pre-series Picture Dramas, Suzaku's father and Japanese Prime Minister Genbu Kururugi attempts to marry Nunnally to... [[spoiler: himself, Genbu Kururugi, so that Britannia would think twice about the possibility of invading. Suzaku attempts to change it to himself, because he was disturbed by his 50+ year old father marrying an 8 year old crippled blind girl - but apparently Suzaku, too, had his own arranged marriage, and the Sumeragi clan wouldn't approve Lelouch and Kaguya.]] When Lelouch finds out, he convinces Genbu and Kirihara, a pair of much older, highly intelligent and vastly more experienced men to let the matter go... ''completely off screen''. [[OffscreenMomentofAwesome Damn.]] (WordOfGod says he bought them off with information about Britannia's new super-weapon, the [[HumongousMecha Knightmare Frame]]; still something that would have been cool to see, though.)

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** Also, in the beginning of the first season Lelouch toys with the idea of marrying his sister Nunnally to his best friend Suzaku, before both guys realise they're each other's enemies.
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In the pre-series Picture Dramas, Suzaku's father and Japanese Prime Minister Genbu Kururugi attempts to marry Nunnally to... [[spoiler: himself, Genbu Kururugi, force Nunnally to marry him so that Britannia would think twice about the possibility of invading. Suzaku attempts to change it to himself, because he was disturbed by his 50+ year old father marrying an 8 year old crippled blind girl - but apparently Suzaku, too, had his own arranged marriage, and the Sumeragi clan wouldn't approve Lelouch and Kaguya.]] When Lelouch finds out, he convinces Genbu and Kirihara, a pair of much older, highly intelligent and vastly more experienced men to let the matter go... ''completely off screen''. [[OffscreenMomentofAwesome Damn.]] (WordOfGod says he bought them off with information about Britannia's new super-weapon, the [[HumongousMecha Knightmare Frame]]; still something that would have been cool to see, though.)
8th Jan '17 6:46:48 AM dardefender
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{FatherBrown}}'' Joan is the bookworm daughter of a millionaire, being pushed into an arranged marriage with a handsome but impoverished young aristocrat. At the end of the episode they look pretty happy about things.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{FatherBrown}}'' ''Series/{{Father Brown}}'' Joan is the bookworm daughter of a millionaire, being pushed into an arranged marriage with a handsome but impoverished young aristocrat. At the end of the episode they look pretty happy about things.
8th Jan '17 6:45:50 AM dardefender
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{FatherBrown}}'' Joan is the bookworm daughter of a millionaire, being pushed into an arranged marriage with a handsome but impoverished young aristocrat. At the end of the episode they look pretty happy about things.
24th Dec '16 11:54:16 AM Xtifr
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* Hatsuhime from ''YoJinBo'' was intended to be married to ''a ten-year-old'' by her retainer Yahei, because said ten-year-old was the only "suitable" match for a princess to be found in the entire clan.


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* Hatsuhime from ''VisualNovel/YoJinBo'' was intended to be married to ''a ten-year-old'' by her retainer Yahei, because said ten-year-old was the only "suitable" match for a princess to be found in the entire clan.
21st Dec '16 11:56:00 PM tv1995
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Derek and Odette are betrothed as children by their parents, and forced to spend every summer together. This leads to a musical montage of them growing up hating each other, until one summer (having grown up), they realise that they've actually fallen in love.

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** In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the Sultan desperately tries to get Jasmine to marry. However he does give her the option of choosing her husband herself and refuses to choose anyone she hates. He even allows her to marry Aladdin, a commoner.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', Derek and Odette are betrothed as children by their parents, and forced to spend every summer together. This leads to a musical montage of them growing up hating each other, until one summer (having grown up), they realise realize that they've actually fallen in love.
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