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21st Jul '16 3:05:01 PM MajinAkuma
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* In the Zou arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'', an arranged marriage is revealed to be set up between [[spoiler:Sanji, the third son of the Vinsmoke Family and Purin, the 35th daughter of the Charlotte Family]].

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* In the Zou arc of ''Manga/OnePiece'', an arranged marriage is revealed to be set up between [[spoiler:Sanji, [[spoiler:Sanji]], the third son of the Vinsmoke Family and Purin, Pudding, the 35th daughter of the Charlotte Family]].Family. The reason for this is because Big Mom wants to have the power of Germa 66 which is led by the Vinsmoke Family. Vinsmoke Judge doesn't want to give any of his precious children to her, but since defying Big Mom is way too risky, he wants to give her [[TheUnfavourite the son he never saw as a son]].
11th Jul '16 2:00:04 PM drakensis
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* ''Fanfic/WearingRobertsCrown'': Unsurprisingly, very few of the marriages in the fic are anything but politically arranged. Cersei, in particular, protested hers loudly. Most of them seem to work out though.
11th Jul '16 6:23:21 AM Morgenthaler
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In most instances where a formal Arranged Marriage is introduced into a plot, it will become a source of tension ''and'' contention. Most people don't really want to marry a total stranger (much less have sex with them), and if that total stranger turns out to be a complete rogue and a cad, it may be necessary for the heroes to spring into action and rescue the hapless member of their group who is being forced to walk down the aisle. (Of course, being BigDamnHeroes, they'll have to do so in [[SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace the most overblown and dramatic way possible.]]) Sometimes, the person in the arranged marriage takes matters into their own hands and becomes a RunawayFiance.

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In most instances where a formal Arranged Marriage is introduced into a plot, it will become a source of tension ''and'' contention. Most people don't really want to marry a total stranger (much less have sex with them), and if that total stranger turns out to be a complete rogue and a cad, it may be necessary for the heroes to spring into action and rescue the hapless member of their group who is being forced to walk down the aisle. (Of course, being BigDamnHeroes, they'll have to do so in [[SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace the most overblown and dramatic way possible.]]) Sometimes, the person in the arranged marriage takes matters into their own hands and becomes a RunawayFiance.
RunawayFiance. The "aggrieved" party may claim BreachOfPromiseOfMarriage in response, as arranged marriages tend to be viewed as legally binding commitments by those who initiate it.
30th Jun '16 8:47:05 PM PaulA
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* In David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'', the Accords of Vo Mimbre decree that an Imperial Princess of Tolnedra shall marry the [[TheChosenOne lost heir of Riva]] when he finally returns as prophesied, a prophecy the secular Tolnedrans don't believe in. Centuries later Princess Ce'Nedra finds out that she's going to get stuck with the bill, which just came due. Fortunately, the two kids eventually fall in love anyway.
** Very fortunately, since Ce'Nedra has accepted that she's not going to get to choose who she marries. In a rather moving explanation, she says essentially "I'm an Imperial Princess, an asset of the House of Borune. I won't get to choose my husband, I'll be married where I can best serve the House. I've known this all my life."

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* In David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}'', the ''Literature/TheBelgariad'':
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Accords of Vo Mimbre decree that an Imperial Princess of Tolnedra shall marry the [[TheChosenOne lost heir of Riva]] when he finally returns as prophesied, a prophecy the secular Tolnedrans don't believe in. Centuries later Princess Ce'Nedra finds out that she's going to get stuck with the bill, which just came due. Fortunately, the two kids eventually fall in love anyway.\n** Very fortunately, since Ce'Nedra has accepted that she's not going to get to choose who she marries. In a rather moving explanation, she says essentially "I'm an Imperial Princess, an asset of the House of Borune. I won't get to choose my husband, I'll be married where I can best serve the House. I've known this all my life."" Fortunately, the two kids eventually fall in love anyway.



** Less prominent in the sequel series to ''Literature/TheElenium'', the Tamuli, but mentioned. The Emperor of the Tamul empire has nine wives, one from each kingdom that makes up the empire. He and his first wife were married when they were children.

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** Less prominent in * In Eddings' ''Literature/TheTamuli'', the sequel series to ''Literature/TheElenium'', the Tamuli, but mentioned. The Emperor of the Tamul empire has nine wives, one from each kingdom that makes up the empire. He and his first wife were married when they were children.
27th Jun '16 8:36:07 PM PaulA
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* Parodied in ''Theatre/TheRivals''. Sir Anthony Absolute announces to his son Jack that he's arranged for him to be married to a wealthy heiress. Jack refuses to go along with the arrangement, since he already loves Lydia. Then he finds out that Lydia is the wealthy heiress in question, and makes a show of allowing himself to be reluctantly persuaded.
26th Jun '16 8:51:54 AM roxana
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* ArrangedMarriage: Roman style is described by Pliny in one of his letters. He's been asked to look for a suitable husband for a friend's daughter and lists his candidate's qualifications in this order: family background; personal character; career prospects, appearance and finally fortune which is probably placed last out of piety rather than its real importance. The physical description, interestingly, is clearly included for the girl's benefit.
23rd Jun '16 1:55:03 AM Pichu-kun
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* Reika from ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' was engaged to a man by her adopted mother despite her huge disapproval. Reika breaks off the engagement herself after telling him she [[{{transsexual}} wants to live as a man]] but wants them to become [[HeterosexualLifePartners like brothers]]. It doesn't work out as she expected. [[spoiler:Tetsuo later [[OldFriendNewGender meets him]] again years later however his ex-fiance is horribly disfigured. He doesn't seem to recognize it but also doesn't recognize Tetsuo is living as a man. Tetsuo plays along with his delusions even as he dies [[HeroicSacrifice to save Tetsuo]].]]

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* Reika Reiko from ''Manga/{{Yuureitou}}'' was engaged to a man by her adopted mother despite her huge disapproval. Reika breaks off the engagement herself after telling him she [[{{transsexual}} wants to live as a man]] but wants them to become [[HeterosexualLifePartners like brothers]]. It doesn't work out as she expected. [[spoiler:Tetsuo later [[OldFriendNewGender meets him]] again years later however his ex-fiance is horribly disfigured. He doesn't seem to recognize it but also doesn't recognize Tetsuo is living as a man. Tetsuo plays along with his delusions even as he dies [[HeroicSacrifice to save Tetsuo]].]]



* Starfire (Princess Koriand'r) of DC Comics has twice been married to men from her home planet and both times she went through with the marriages to satisfy family and political obligations. The first time this happened, Starfire was romantically involved with [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Robin (Dick Grayson)]] and she didn't understand why Grayson was so upset. She said that in her culture, marriage was merely a social obligation; she did not believe that her marriage to another man should interfere with her romantic relationship with Grayson.

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* Starfire ComicBook/{{Starfire}} (Princess Koriand'r) of DC Comics has twice been married to men from her home planet and both times she went through with the marriages to satisfy family and political obligations. The first time this happened, Starfire was romantically involved with [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Robin (Dick Grayson)]] and she didn't understand why Grayson was so upset. She said that in her culture, marriage was merely a social obligation; she did not believe that her marriage to another man should interfere with her romantic relationship with Grayson.



* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfics tend to use this for Hinata, often to get her together with Neji (and potentially as a way of explaining why [[SingleTargetSexuality she is ''not'' with Naruto]]). It's often assumed the Hyuuga (and occasionally the Uchiha) don't encourage marriages with people outside of their clan, though the series itself doesn't allude to this [[spoiler:and no one batted an eye at Hinata marrying Naruto]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfics tend to use this for Hinata, often to get her together with Neji (and potentially as a way of explaining why [[SingleTargetSexuality she is ''not'' is]] ''[[SingleTargetSexuality not]]'' [[SingleTargetSexuality with Naruto]]). It's often assumed the Hyuuga (and occasionally the Uchiha) don't encourage marriages with people outside of their clan, though the series itself doesn't allude to this [[spoiler:and no one batted an eye at Hinata marrying Naruto]].



* 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 the Japanese version of ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS'' ''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.
21st Jun '16 1:59:08 PM gewunomox
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* This trope is the entire driving force behind the plot of EddieMurphy comedy ''Film/ComingToAmerica''. Finding that his parents have arranged for him to marry a hopelessly servile young woman who has been trained all her life to mindlessly obey him, Prince Akeem devises a scheme to travel to the United States (under the pretense of "sowing his royal oats") and find a bride who will love him for who he is and not for his royal status.

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* This trope is the entire driving force behind the plot of EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy comedy ''Film/ComingToAmerica''. Finding that his parents have arranged for him to marry a hopelessly servile young woman who has been trained all her life to mindlessly obey him, Prince Akeem devises a scheme to travel to the United States (under the pretense of "sowing his royal oats") and find a bride who will love him for who he is and not for his royal status.
14th Jun '16 11:40:32 PM Doug86
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2286363/chapters/5025897 A Most Sensible Idea]]'', [[TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]] is entered into an arranged marriage with [[TheHobbit Thorin]] in order to open up new trade routes with the Misty Mountain. In the end [[spoiler: he doesn't go through with it - Bilbo, who has been chaperoning him, falls in love with Thorin and marries the dwarf himself]].

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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2286363/chapters/5025897 A Most Sensible Idea]]'', [[TheLordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo]] is entered into an arranged marriage with [[TheHobbit [[Literature/TheHobbit Thorin]] in order to open up new trade routes with the Misty Mountain. In the end [[spoiler: he doesn't go through with it - Bilbo, who has been chaperoning him, falls in love with Thorin and marries the dwarf himself]].
12th Jun '16 5:10:18 PM Doug86
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*** ...You ARE seeing the connections here at this point right? Arranged marriages in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' only lead to problems with irrevocable consequences; Nyna, Boah, Desmond, and Hellene all learn this the hard way, with none of them ending up with a remotely happy ending, [[FridgeHorror and only Ashera knows what could have happened to poor Astrid if she ended up going through with HER arranged marriage]]. And the events of Mystery of the Emblem and Binding Blade may not have even happened if it weren't for the consequences of the former two marriages.

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*** ...You ARE seeing the connections here at this point right? Arranged marriages in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' only lead to problems with irrevocable consequences; Nyna, Boah, Desmond, and Hellene all learn this the hard way, with none of them ending up with a remotely happy ending, [[FridgeHorror and only Ashera knows what could have happened to poor Astrid if she ended up going through with HER arranged marriage]]. And the events of Mystery of the Emblem and Binding Blade may not have even happened if it weren't for the consequences of the former two marriages.
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