History Main / ArrangedMarriage

24th Jul '17 10:52:36 AM gb00393
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* These are a common political tool in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' among the nobility of Westeros. Some are happy, such as Ned and Catelyn, and others are not. Many are against the will of one or both parties, such as Daenerys and Drogo or Tyrion and Sansa. The political consequences also make breaking a marriage pact SeriousBusiness.

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* These are a common political tool in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' among the nobility of Westeros. Some are happy, such as Ned and Catelyn, and others are not.not such as Robert and Cersei. Many are against the will of one or both parties, such as Daenerys and Drogo or Tyrion and Sansa. The political consequences also make breaking a marriage pact SeriousBusiness.



** Cersei with Robert. She initially saw it as a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage up until Robert came to her drunk and called her by his late betrothed's name on their wedding night.

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** Cersei with Robert.Robert, as mentioned above. She initially saw it as a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage up until Robert came to her drunk and called her by his late betrothed's name on their wedding night.
24th Jul '17 10:51:24 AM gb00393
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* These are a common political tool in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' among the nobility of Westeros. Some are happy, such as Ned and Catelyn, and others are not, such as Robert and Cersei. Many are against the will of one or both parties, such as Daenerys and Drogo or Tyrion and Sansa. The political consequences also make breaking a marriage pact SeriousBusiness.

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* These are a common political tool in ''Series/GameOfThrones'' among the nobility of Westeros. Some are happy, such as Ned and Catelyn, and others are not, such as Robert and Cersei.not. Many are against the will of one or both parties, such as Daenerys and Drogo or Tyrion and Sansa. The political consequences also make breaking a marriage pact SeriousBusiness.


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** Cersei with Robert. She initially saw it as a PerfectlyArrangedMarriage up until Robert came to her drunk and called her by his late betrothed's name on their wedding night.
** Tywin commands Cersei to marry Ser Loras. She's not amused, but this one falls through as Tywin is not there to enforce it, what with his terminal bowel problems.
14th Jul '17 8:32:43 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** There's also [[spoiler: Mitsuki's grandmother Fuzuki, who was betrothed to a very rich man named Kimiharu as a teenager. She and her best friend Moe both ended up falling for a boy named Seijuurou, but Seijuurou only returned Fuzuki's feelings. He asked Fuzuki's parents for her hand, and Kimiharu was then passed off to Moe by Moe and Kimiharu's families, which were already bound by businesses. Needless to say, the whole thing ended very badly: Moe mistakenly believed that Fuzuki and Seijuurou had betrayed her, fell into despair, barely managed to fend off an AttemptedRape from Kimiharu and then went the SpurnedIntoSuicide way, which led her to become [[ShiniGami Yui Meroko]]. Fuzuki was so heartbroken that she called off the marriage to Seijuurou and became comepletely embittered towards music as a whole.]]

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** There's also [[spoiler: Mitsuki's grandmother Fuzuki, who was betrothed to a very rich man named Kimiharu as a teenager. She and her best friend Moe both ended up falling for a boy violinist named Seijuurou, but Seijuurou only returned Fuzuki's feelings. He asked Fuzuki's parents for her hand, and Kimiharu was then passed off to Moe by Moe and Kimiharu's families, which were already bound by businesses. Needless to say, the whole thing ended very badly: Moe mistakenly believed that Fuzuki and Seijuurou had betrayed her, her (they didn't; Fuzuki was about to ''reject'' the engagement to Seijuurou because she didn't want to betray Moe, and the kiss they shared was a LastKiss), fell into despair, barely managed to fend off an AttemptedRape from Kimiharu and then went the SpurnedIntoSuicide way, which led her to become [[ShiniGami Yui Meroko]]. Fuzuki was so heartbroken that she called off the marriage to Seijuurou Seijuurou, cut all ties to him, and became comepletely embittered towards music as a whole.]]



* ''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, and some time later he and Sato get properly together... and so do Shiratori and his TrueLove, Kobayashi-sensei.]]
** Similarly, Kogoro and his doctor Yoshiaki Araide consider an arranged marriage between Kogoro's daughter Ran and Yoshiaki's son Tomoaki. [[CrazyJealousGuy Conan]] isn't pleased ''at all''. [[spoiler: It doesn't go through... because Yoshiaki is ''killed''. After the murder case is resolved, Ran and Tomoaki prefer to just stay as friends.]]

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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, and some time later he and Sato get properly together... and so do Shiratori and his TrueLove, Kobayashi-sensei.]]
** Similarly, Kogoro and his doctor Yoshiaki Araide consider an arranged marriage between Kogoro's daughter Ran and Yoshiaki's ''very'' hot son Tomoaki. [[CrazyJealousGuy Conan]] isn't pleased ''at all''. [[spoiler: It doesn't go through... because Yoshiaki is ''killed''. After the murder case is resolved, Ran and Tomoaki prefer to just stay as friends.]]



** This trope is vital to the resolution of the "[[spoiler: White Sandy Beach]] Murder Case". [[spoiler: The DrJerk Tanaka was offered a ''very'' good arranged marriage to his boss' daughter, so he killed his beautiful ex-girlfriend Mitsuko Sekine [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse so she wouldn't get in between]] and then made it look like she had been SpurnedIntoSuicide after learning that he'd get married. [[SpannerInTheWork Bad thing]], Mitsuko's best friend Tomoko ''immediately'' suspected him, and since Conan and the Mouris were there she told Kogoro to investigate. Conan rather easily finds out the truth and, through Kogoro, he unmasks Tanaka as the killer.]]

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** This trope is vital to the resolution of the "[[spoiler: White Sandy Beach]] Murder Case". [[spoiler: The DrJerk Tanaka was offered a ''very'' good arranged marriage to his boss' daughter, so he killed his beautiful ex-girlfriend Mitsuko Sekine [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse so she wouldn't get in between]] and then made it look like she had been SpurnedIntoSuicide after learning that he'd get married. [[SpannerInTheWork Bad thing]], Mitsuko's best friend Tomoko ''immediately'' suspected him, and since Conan and the Mouris were there she told Kogoro to investigate. Conan rather easily finds found out the truth and, through Kogoro, he unmasks unmasked Tanaka as the killer.]]
13th Jul '17 1:35:22 AM FlowerofMay
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'': Rhea tries to force Mon-El and Lena into one of these to create an heir and legitimize her invasion of Earth. They both refuse initially, but go along with it once Rhea starts threatening hospitals. Fortunately, the ceremony gets interrupted and they team up to escape.
11th Jul '17 5:29:50 PM dragonfire5000
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* In episode 7A of ''Manga/SakuraTrick'', it was revealed Kotone's rich parents already arranged to marry her off. She reacted by moving away from her BigFancyHouse to her cousin Shizuku's home. The existence of SchoolgirlLesbians-level romance going on between Kotone and Shizuku does not help.

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* In episode 7A of ''Manga/SakuraTrick'', it was revealed Kotone's rich parents already arranged to marry her off. She reacted by moving away from her BigFancyHouse to her cousin Shizuku's home. The existence of SchoolgirlLesbians-level romance going on between Kotone and Shizuku does not help. Kotone's betrothed eventually appears [[spoiler:and is revealed to be a woman]].
9th Jul '17 11:44:01 PM mlsmithca
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* ''Marriage à la mode'', a series of six paintings by William Hogarth, depicts the [[NobilityMarriesMoney arranged marriage]] between the son of the [[ImpoverishedPatrician bankrupt Earl of]] [[MeaningfulName Squanderfield]] and the daughter of a [[NouveauRiche wealthy bourgeois alderman]]. The marriage is a disaster almost from the start; the couple are completely uninterested in each other, with Viscount (later Earl of) Squanderfield gambling and bedding a syphilitic young girl and the Countess carrying on an affair with the lawyer [[MeaningfulName Silvertongue]] and neglecting their child. Ultimately, the Earl is [[DuelToTheDeath killed in a duel]] with Silvertongue when he discovers the affair, while the Countess [[DrivenToSuicide poisons herself]] after Silvertongue is hanged for her husband's murder.

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* ''Marriage à la mode'', ''Art/MarriageALaMode'', a series of six paintings by William Hogarth, depicts the [[NobilityMarriesMoney arranged marriage]] between the son of the [[ImpoverishedPatrician bankrupt Earl of]] [[MeaningfulName Squanderfield]] and the daughter of a [[NouveauRiche wealthy bourgeois alderman]]. The marriage is a disaster almost from the start; the couple are completely uninterested in each other, with Viscount (later Earl of) Squanderfield gambling and bedding a syphilitic young girl and the Countess carrying on an affair with the lawyer [[MeaningfulName Silvertongue]] and neglecting their child. Ultimately, the Earl is [[DuelToTheDeath killed in a duel]] with Silvertongue when he discovers the affair, while the Countess [[DrivenToSuicide poisons herself]] after Silvertongue is hanged for her husband's murder.
5th Jul '17 3:25:05 PM fruitstripegum
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Father Brown}}'' Joan is the bookworm daughter of a millionaire, being pushed into an arranged marriage with a handsome but impoverished UpperClassTwit. At the end of the episode they look pretty happy about things.
* At the start the engagement is treated very much like a business with Robert casually giving Joan his grandmother's engagement ring saying that she can have it resized. As the story goes on we see Robert impressed by Joan's intelligence and later he is shown to be quite kindhearted. It doesn't hurt that the couple can commiserate about not meeting their parents expection. By the end, with the scandal that follows the affair at the center of the episode, Lady Malmort is resigned to the fact that deal is dead but Joan clearly isn't going anywhere.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Father Brown}}'' Joan is the bookworm daughter of a millionaire, being pushed into an arranged marriage with a handsome but impoverished UpperClassTwit. At the end of the episode they look pretty happy about things.
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At the start the engagement is treated very much like a business business, with Robert casually giving Joan his grandmother's engagement ring saying that she can have it resized. As the story goes on we see Robert becoming impressed by Joan's intelligence intelligence, and later he is shown to be quite kindhearted. It doesn't hurt that the couple can commiserate about not meeting their parents expection. expectations. By the end, with the scandal that follows the affair at the center of the episode, Lady Malmort is resigned to the fact that the deal is dead but Joan clearly isn't going anywhere.
4th Jul '17 7:46:28 AM kannonfodder
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* In one episode of ''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.

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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Father Brown}}'' Joan is the bookworm daughter of a millionaire, being pushed into an arranged marriage with a handsome but impoverished young aristocrat. UpperClassTwit. At the end of the episode they look pretty happy about things.things.
*At the start the engagement is treated very much like a business with Robert casually giving Joan his grandmother's engagement ring saying that she can have it resized. As the story goes on we see Robert impressed by Joan's intelligence and later he is shown to be quite kindhearted. It doesn't hurt that the couple can commiserate about not meeting their parents expection. By the end, with the scandal that follows the affair at the center of the episode, Lady Malmort is resigned to the fact that deal is dead but Joan clearly isn't going anywhere.
26th Jun '17 1:20:07 PM Triscon42
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** This can lead to:
21st Jun '17 10:20:18 AM k410ren
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** The first volume devotes much effort to contrasting the marriage of Lord Ned Stark and Lady Catelyn Tully with that of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister; while both were arranged to form political alliances, the former grew to love each other and build one of the least dysfunctional families of the series, while the latter shared a mutually abusive and adulterous relationship. Somewhere in between we find the marriage of Princess Daenerys Targaryen and the barbarian warlord Khal Drogo, which grows from something terrifying if not outright abusive into mutual respect and considerable passion. The series being what it is, however, there's a good chance for any relationship to come to an unhappy ending - [[spoiler:all three men are dead by the end of the first book, for various reasons]].

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** The first volume devotes much effort to contrasting the marriage of Lord Ned Stark and Lady Catelyn Tully with that of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister; while both were arranged to form political alliances, the former grew to love each other and build one of the least dysfunctional families of the series, while the latter shared a mutually abusive and adulterous relationship. Somewhere in between we find the marriage of Princess Daenerys Targaryen and the barbarian warlord Khal Drogo, which grows from something terrifying if not outright abusive into mutual respect and considerable passion. The series being [[CrapsackWorld what it is, is]], however, there's a good chance for any relationship to come to an unhappy ending - [[spoiler:all three men are dead by the end of the first book, for various reasons]].


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** Another one in the backstory involved a betrothal between Ned's elder brother Brandon and Catelyn Tully. Sadly, that betrothal failed when Brandon was executed on the orders of the Mad King, which led into the above arranged wartime marriage between Ned and Catelyn.
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