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22nd Sep '16 2:28:57 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ''VisualNovel/SevenKingdomsThePrincessProblem'' takes place during a political summit which is held every seven years to strengthen diplomatic ties between the eponymous Seven Kingdoms. One of the main goals of the summit (and the game) is to form a politically advantageous marriage arrangement that will ''not'' make the participants miserable.
22nd Sep '16 2:03:36 PM JoieDeCombat
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** ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Lady Catherine claims she and her sister privately arranged a marriage between her daughter Anne and her nephew Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth scoffs at the plan (or at least, at Lady Catherine's undying reliance on it), and Mr. Darcy is never shown taking it seriously.
*** Elizabeth takes it seriously when she first hears about the engagement early in the book, believing it to be the reason for Darcy's indifference to Caroline Bingley. It's only revealed as a MacGuffin with Darcy's first proposal to Elizabeth (showing he'll marry whomever he wants), hence her indifferent response to Lady Catherine's warning at the end. (Most movie versions [[AdaptationDistillation leave the earlier reveal out]].)

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** ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'': Lady Catherine claims she and her sister privately arranged a marriage between her daughter Anne and her nephew Mr. Darcy. Elizabeth scoffs at the plan (or at least, at Lady Catherine's undying reliance on it), and Mr. Darcy supposes that this is never shown taking it seriously.
*** Elizabeth takes it seriously when she first hears about the engagement early in the book, believing it to be
the reason for Darcy's indifference to Caroline Bingley. It's only revealed as a MacGuffin with Darcy's first proposal Bingley... until Darcy proposes to Elizabeth (showing he'll marry whomever he wants), hence her indifferent response to Lady Catherine's warning at ''her'' halfway through the end. (Most movie versions [[AdaptationDistillation leave the earlier reveal out]].)book, which makes it clear he doesn't consider himself bound by any such arrangement.
22nd Sep '16 1:55:02 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': "Excuse me, I'm trying to conduct a wedding here, which has nothing to do with love!"

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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'': In ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', Princess Vespa of Druidia is arranged to marry Prince Valium for the simple reason that as a princess she has to marry a prince, and Valium is the only unattached prince left in the known galaxy. [[spoiler:At least until Lone Starr discovers his true heritage.]]
-->'''Minister:'''
"Excuse me, I'm trying to conduct a wedding here, which has nothing to do with love!"
22nd Sep '16 1:42:47 PM JoieDeCombat
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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Kirito finds out in the second arc that his wife, Asuna, is technically engaged to the current BigBad, Sugou. Sugou is all set up to marry Asuna and inherit her father's company, and it says something about him that this is pretty low on his list of misdeeds. Asuna hates him. However, Sugou does note that if her father understood how she felt about him, he'd call the marriage off in a heartbeat.

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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', Kirito finds out in the second arc that his wife, Asuna, is technically engaged to the current BigBad, Sugou. Sugou is all set up to marry Asuna and inherit her father's company, and 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. misdeeds). Asuna hates him. However, him, but her parents aren't aware of her feelings; Sugou does note notes that if her father understood how she felt about him, he'd call the marriage off in a heartbeat.
22nd Sep '16 1:38:05 PM nighttrainfm
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** Also in ''Inquisition'', Dorian's conflict with his family centers on his refusal to enter an arranged marriage [[IncompatibleOrientation due to being gay]]. He ended up fleeing altogether when his father tried [[CureYourGays something very, very ugly.]] Dorian's parents themselves had a loveless political marriage for the sole purpose of [[SuperBreedingAct breeding a strong mage.]]

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** Also in ''Inquisition'', Dorian's conflict with his family centers on his refusal to enter an arranged marriage [[IncompatibleOrientation due to being gay]]. He ended up fleeing altogether when his father tried [[CureYourGays something very, very ugly.]] Dorian's parents themselves had a loveless political marriage for the sole purpose of [[SuperBreedingAct [[SuperBreedingProgram breeding a strong mage.]]
22nd Sep '16 1:37:44 PM nighttrainfm
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** Also in ''Inquisition'', Dorian's conflict with his family centers on his refusal to enter an arranged marriage [[IncompatibleOrientation due to being gay]] and knowing perfectly that his parents' ''own'' arranged marriage was loveless and miserable. He ended up fleeing altogether when his father tried [[CureYourGays something very, very ugly.]]

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** Also in ''Inquisition'', Dorian's conflict with his family centers on his refusal to enter an arranged marriage [[IncompatibleOrientation due to being gay]] and knowing perfectly that his parents' ''own'' arranged marriage was loveless and miserable.gay]]. He ended up fleeing altogether when his father tried [[CureYourGays something very, very ugly.]] Dorian's parents themselves had a loveless political marriage for the sole purpose of [[SuperBreedingAct breeding a strong mage.]]
22nd Sep '16 1:35:51 PM nighttrainfm
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** Also in ''Inquisition'', Dorian's conflict with his family centers on his refusal to enter an arranged marriage. On the surface it appears that Dorian just doesn't want to be married to a woman [[IncompatibleOrientation due to being gay]]. However, Dorian mentions how unhappy his parents were in their own arranged marriage and implies when speaking of his betrothed that he and Livia had a serious case of TooMuchAlike occurring that would have resulted in a miserable LikeParentLikeSpouse situation. Unfortunately, Dorian's father either didn't notice or didn't care about any of those factors except the IncompatibleOrientation issue, [[CureYourGays which led to things turning really ugly]].

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** Also in ''Inquisition'', Dorian's conflict with his family centers on his refusal to enter an arranged marriage. On the surface it appears that Dorian just doesn't want to be married to a woman marriage [[IncompatibleOrientation due to being gay]]. However, Dorian mentions how unhappy gay]] and knowing perfectly that his parents were in their own parents' ''own'' arranged marriage was loveless and implies miserable. He ended up fleeing altogether when speaking of his betrothed that he and Livia had a serious case of TooMuchAlike occurring that would have resulted in a miserable LikeParentLikeSpouse situation. Unfortunately, Dorian's father either didn't notice or didn't care about any of those factors except the IncompatibleOrientation issue, tried [[CureYourGays which led to things turning really ugly]].something very, very ugly.]]
20th Sep '16 8:26:49 AM Kazmahu
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** And then the Freljord event happened and proved the marriage had the ''exact opposite effect''. The union was all Ashe's rival Sejuani needed to convince every other clan to rebel in a concerted show of contempt for trying to use a coward's game of politics to take power over a land where the strong survive. And this happened just in time for the evil Ice Queen sealed in the coldest, least-habitable corner of the land to rear her head just when any chance of uniting against a common foe was completely off the table. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Great move, Ashe.]]
20th Sep '16 8:09:14 AM Kazmahu
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has a downplayed variant that finally breaks the streak. After the first act of the game, Chrom is ruler of Ylisse, and the last in line. Popular pressure forces him to take a wife and have a child, which he does during a TimeSkip. It's possible for Chrom to have [[RelationshipValues already proposed to someone]], in which case the trope is averted as they simply move the wedding forward. If he hasn't, he self-inflicts a minor form of this by biting the bullet with whichever love interest he's closest to; if all his romantic options are too distant from him, spoken for, [[FinalDeath incapacitated, or dead]], he marries a peasant girl, meaning he always has ''some'' choice in who, it's just when that he's forced into. No matter who he weds, the child of this union? [[spoiler: It's [[{{Deuteragonist}} Lucina]].]]
19th Sep '16 1:54:56 PM roxana
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* Dinesh D'Souza describes his sister's 'arranged marriage' as a process by which her parents vetted the prospects and made a short list who were then 'invited to dinner with suspicious frequency' and left the final choice of groom to the girl.
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