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18th Jun '18 10:16:58 AM Lymantria
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->''"We who are of [[BlueBlood noble blood]] may not follow the wishes of our hearts."''

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->''"We who are of [[BlueBlood noble blood]] blood may not follow the wishes of our hearts."''
13th Jun '18 10:47:42 PM darkemyst
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* ''ComicBook/RelativeHeroes'': Allure's hand in marriage on her 17th birthday was promised to the son of Posidon when she was still an infant by her mother in exchange for Allure having supernatural beauty and essentially being a LivingAphrodisiac, though she did at least get a CompellingVoice out of the nightmarish deal. She's able to finagle her way out of the engagement by finding a loophole in the wording.
3rd Jun '18 5:18:11 PM nombretomado
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** Then there's Oscar's case: when her father realizes that UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution is coming and, due having [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender raised her as a man and a soldier]], she would be leading the charge, he tries to stop that by getting her married. Being ultimately a good man, he first chooses Girodelle (that he knows is a good person and has a personality compatible with Oscar) and then agrees to let her Oscar choose among her suitors at a dance. Oscar being ''very'' stubborn and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer popular with women]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she acts as a man at the dance and flirts with the female guests (who don't mind at all), and then has her soldiers run everyone out with their terrible table manners]], and Girodelle, who, differently from the other suitors, had ''not'' ran away ([[ActuallyPrettyFunny and in fact got a good laugh out of it]]) [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy realizes she would never be happy with him and renounces]].

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** Then there's Oscar's case: when her father realizes that UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution is coming and, due having [[RaisedAsTheOppositeGender raised her as a man and a soldier]], she would be leading the charge, he tries to stop that by getting her married. Being ultimately a good man, he first chooses Girodelle (that he knows is a good person and has a personality compatible with Oscar) and then agrees to let her Oscar choose among her suitors at a dance. Oscar being ''very'' stubborn and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer popular with women]], [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments she acts as a man at the dance and flirts with the female guests (who don't mind at all), and then has her soldiers run everyone out with their terrible table manners]], and Girodelle, who, differently from the other suitors, had ''not'' ran away ([[ActuallyPrettyFunny and in fact got a good laugh out of it]]) [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy realizes she would never be happy with him and renounces]].



* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', this turns out to be the indirect cause of the events in the Phantom Lord arc, as Lucy's father Jude hired Phantom to bring her back home just so he could have her participate in one of these for his business opportunities. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome However, Lucy did come back...]] for [[CallingTheOldManOut entirely]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech different]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain reasons]].

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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', this turns out to be the indirect cause of the events in the Phantom Lord arc, as Lucy's father Jude hired Phantom to bring her back home just so he could have her participate in one of these for his business opportunities. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome However, Lucy did come back...]] for [[CallingTheOldManOut entirely]] [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech different]] [[YouCantGoHomeAgain reasons]].



* This forms the basis of the second arc of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. StarterVillain Raiser Phenex has a marriage arranged with the unwilling Rias Gremory, using the excuse of depleted number of pure-blooded Devils to make her family (who are normally entirely supportive of Rias' independence) agree. It's obvious to everyone he's just playing the system and wants a MsFanservice like Rias to himself. [[spoiler:It ends with Issei crashing the engagement party and loudly declaring before the assembled upper escelons of hell that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Rias's virginity belongs to him]], followed by issuing an EngagementChallenge that gives Issei his first chance to shine as the badass he is.]]

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* This forms the basis of the second arc of ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. StarterVillain Raiser Phenex has a marriage arranged with the unwilling Rias Gremory, using the excuse of depleted number of pure-blooded Devils to make her family (who are normally entirely supportive of Rias' independence) agree. It's obvious to everyone he's just playing the system and wants a MsFanservice like Rias to himself. [[spoiler:It ends with Issei crashing the engagement party and loudly declaring before the assembled upper escelons of hell that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Rias's virginity belongs to him]], followed by issuing an EngagementChallenge that gives Issei his first chance to shine as the badass he is.]]
31st May '18 6:51:46 PM KidDynamite
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* The second season of ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' had an episode where the team went back to 1981. They initially think they're there to prevent Rittenhouse from interfering in the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, but they then meet a young Agent Christopher (their boss in 2018), who is just a Washington police officer at this time. When she is wounded during the assassination attempt, her family tries to get her to give up law enforcement and settle down to a marriage they arranged. She initially agrees, but Lucy and Jiya convince her not to, showing her pictures of her with her future wife (Agent Christopher is a lesbian) and children.
* ''Series/TheBlacklist'' had an episode that dealt with arranged marriages, where the girls are school-age and much too young to be wives and mothers. The Blacklister they're going after is someone who helps the girls by killing their husbands so they can leave.
27th May '18 9:57:49 PM azbyc15243
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* Krulcifer in ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' faces the threat of this from her family and so [[TheBeard makes Lux pretend to be her boyfriend for a week]] to at least temporarily hold them off. This proves insufficient when her family's butler plans for Krulcifer to marry Barzeride, a high-ranking nobleman. Krulcifer proposes that they settle things with a two-on-two duel. Lux and Krulcifer win, but Barzeride calls in his private army intending to kill Lux and pretend to be the actual victor. This in turn is interrupted when Lux's other friends defeat said army and record Barzeride's wrongdoing. With Barzeride disgraced and imprisoned, the engagement is called off... and Lux is considered an acceptable suitor instead.
25th May '18 5:44:36 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Film/GetYourMan'' starts with the bethrotal of a young boy and an infant girl. It's PlayedForLaughs because the boy is obviously annoyed and the girl is, well, just a baby. The movie then {{timeskip}}s to the two being reunited again as adults.
19th May '18 1:33:08 PM tv1995
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* In ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'': It's heavily implied that this was the case for Princess Fiona and Prince Charming. But rather than being about politics, it was how the king was going to pay back the Fairy Godmother for turning him into a human so he can marry Lillian, by having Charming marry Fiona and eventually become king of Far Far Away. However, their plans are foiled when Fiona falls in love with Shrek and marries him instead. Harold attempts to break them up (even putting a hit on Shrek) but eventually he changes his mind when he sees how genuine Fiona's feelings are for Shrek and how much she despises Charming, though it costs him greatly.
7th May '18 5:51:22 PM N1KF
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* Fairly common in ''Literature/TheBible'', often [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage perfectly]]. Isaac and Rebecca, for example, were arranged when Isaac's father, Abraham, sent his servant Eliezer to find a suitable wife in the family's homeland. Jacob also arranged Rachel, and got a couple of other wives (one of them being [[SiblingTriangle Rachel's big sister Leah]]) in the process.

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* Fairly common in ''Literature/TheBible'', Literature/TheBible, often [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage perfectly]]. Isaac and Rebecca, for example, were arranged when Isaac's father, Abraham, sent his servant Eliezer to find a suitable wife in the family's homeland. Jacob also arranged Rachel, and got a couple of other wives (one of them being [[SiblingTriangle Rachel's big sister Leah]]) in the process.



* Some very conservative Christian groups practice "betrothal," meaning that they believe fathers have the authority to determine who their adult children marry via ArrangedMarriage or ParentalMarriageVeto.

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* Some very conservative Christian groups practice "betrothal," meaning that they believe fathers have the authority to determine who whom their adult children marry via ArrangedMarriage or ParentalMarriageVeto.
7th May '18 6:03:33 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/BeyondSherwoodForest'', Marian's father and Prince John plan to marry her to Leopold of Austria in order to cement a political union between John and Leopold [[spoiler:that will end in Richard's assassination]].
2nd May '18 7:29:15 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'', Haru's father gives her a week to choose from a list of suitors, and she accepts [[WellDoneSonGuy in an effort to make him happy]] despite having already fallen in love with Tsurezure. It's quickly canceled when she changes her mind and refuses, and her father accepts her decision without any hesitation. One of the suitors (a British noble named Chris), ends up becoming part of the main cast, [[spoiler:eventually [[BetaCouple ending up in a relationship]] Haru's best friend Akane.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'', Haru's father gives her a week to choose from a list of suitors, and she accepts [[WellDoneSonGuy in an effort to make him happy]] despite having already fallen in love with Tsurezure. It's quickly canceled when she changes her mind and refuses, and her father accepts her decision without any hesitation. One of the suitors (a British noble named Chris), ends up becoming part of the main cast, [[spoiler:eventually [[BetaCouple ending up in a relationship]] with Haru's best friend Akane.]]
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