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15th Dec '17 4:42:38 PM angie710
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* In the Literature/BooksOfKings, King David is on the rooftop of his palace, and happens to catch a beautiful young woman by the name of Bathsheba taking an open-air bath. (According to some interpretations, this was a ritual bath to "purify" her after menstruation.) He [[OutdoorBathPeeping watches her intently while she bathes, most likely with no idea that she's being watched.]] He finds out who she is: the wife of one of his best soldiers, Uriah, who happens to be off fighting in a war...and summons Bathsheba to the palace for sex. She becomes pregnant, and King David's response is to try and get Uriah to come home and have sex with her (something explicitly forbidden under the law). And when Uriah refuses, he has Uriah sent to the front lines, where he is killed in battle...and then marries Bathsheba, passing it off as an HonorableMarriageProposal, which gets him a pretty intense WhatTheHellHero from his advisor, Nathan. Notably, no moral commentary is made on Bathsheba's acceptance of David's summons, or even on her going along with his plan to pass off her baby as Uriah's, indicating that [[QuestionableConsent she went along with it because she was afraid]], not because she was amoral. [[FairForItsDay Which would have been a pretty radical notion]], in the days when the prevailing view on female sexuality was that AllWomenAreLustful.

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* In the Literature/BooksOfKings, Literature/BooksOfSamuel, King David is on the rooftop of his palace, and happens to catch a beautiful young woman by the name of Bathsheba taking an open-air bath. (According to some interpretations, this was a ritual bath to "purify" her after menstruation.) He [[OutdoorBathPeeping watches her intently while she bathes, most likely with no idea that she's being watched.]] He finds out who she is: the wife of one of his best soldiers, Uriah, who happens to be off fighting in a war...and summons Bathsheba to the palace for sex. She becomes pregnant, and King David's response is to try and get Uriah to come home and have sex with her (something explicitly forbidden under the law). And when Uriah refuses, he has Uriah sent to the front lines, where he is killed in battle...and then marries Bathsheba, passing it off as an HonorableMarriageProposal, which gets him a pretty intense WhatTheHellHero from his advisor, Nathan. Notably, no moral commentary is made on Bathsheba's acceptance of David's summons, or even on her going along with his plan to pass off her baby as Uriah's, indicating that [[QuestionableConsent she went along with it because she was afraid]], not because she was amoral. [[FairForItsDay Which would have been a pretty radical notion]], in the days when the prevailing view on female sexuality was that AllWomenAreLustful.
15th Dec '17 4:32:17 PM angie710
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* In the Literature/BookOfKings, King David is on the rooftop of his palace, and happens to catch a beautiful young woman by the name of Bathsheba taking an open-air bath. (According to some interpretations, this was a ritual bath to "purify" her after menstruation.) He [[OutdoorBathPeeping watches her intently while she bathes, most likely with no idea that she's being watched.]] He finds out who she is: the wife of one of his best soldiers, Uriah, who happens to be off fighting in a war...and summons Bathsheba to the palace for sex. She becomes pregnant, and King David's response is to try and get Uriah to come home and have sex with her (something explicitly forbidden under the law). And when Uriah refuses, he has Uriah sent to the front lines, where he is killed in battle...and then marries Bathsheba, passing it off as an HonorableMarriageProposal, which gets him a pretty intense WhatTheHellHero from his advisor, Nathan. Notably, no moral commentary is made on Bathsheba's acceptance of David's summons, or even on her going along with his plan to pass off her baby as Uriah's, indicating that [[QuestionableConsent she went along with it because she was afraid]], not because she was amoral. [[FairForItsDay Which would have been a pretty radical notion]], in the days when the prevailing view on female sexuality was that AllWomenAreLustful.

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* In the Literature/BookOfKings, Literature/BooksOfKings, King David is on the rooftop of his palace, and happens to catch a beautiful young woman by the name of Bathsheba taking an open-air bath. (According to some interpretations, this was a ritual bath to "purify" her after menstruation.) He [[OutdoorBathPeeping watches her intently while she bathes, most likely with no idea that she's being watched.]] He finds out who she is: the wife of one of his best soldiers, Uriah, who happens to be off fighting in a war...and summons Bathsheba to the palace for sex. She becomes pregnant, and King David's response is to try and get Uriah to come home and have sex with her (something explicitly forbidden under the law). And when Uriah refuses, he has Uriah sent to the front lines, where he is killed in battle...and then marries Bathsheba, passing it off as an HonorableMarriageProposal, which gets him a pretty intense WhatTheHellHero from his advisor, Nathan. Notably, no moral commentary is made on Bathsheba's acceptance of David's summons, or even on her going along with his plan to pass off her baby as Uriah's, indicating that [[QuestionableConsent she went along with it because she was afraid]], not because she was amoral. [[FairForItsDay Which would have been a pretty radical notion]], in the days when the prevailing view on female sexuality was that AllWomenAreLustful.
15th Dec '17 4:32:02 PM angie710
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* In the Literature/BookOfKings, King David is on the rooftop of his palace, and happens to catch a beautiful young woman by the name of Bathsheba taking an open-air bath. (According to some interpretations, this was a ritual bath to "purify" her after menstruation.) He [[OutdoorBathPeeping watches her intently while she bathes, most likely with no idea that she's being watched.]] He finds out who she is: the wife of one of his best soldiers, Uriah, who happens to be off fighting in a war...and summons Bathsheba to the palace for sex. She becomes pregnant, and King David's response is to try and get Uriah to come home and have sex with her (something explicitly forbidden under the law). And when Uriah refuses, he has Uriah sent to the front lines, where he is killed in battle...and then marries Bathsheba, passing it off as an HonorableMarriageProposal, which gets him a pretty intense WhatTheHellHero from his advisor, Nathan. Notably, no moral commentary is made on Bathsheba's acceptance of David's summons, or even on her going along with his plan to pass off her baby as Uriah's, indicating that [[QuestionableConsent she went along with it because she was afraid]], not because she was amoral. [[FairForItsDay Which would have been a pretty radical notion]], in the days when the prevailing view on female sexuality was that AllWomenAreLustful.
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21st Aug '17 2:35:47 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Hungary and Taiwan are implied be this [[http://i.imgur.com/fpAp2.jpg in a recent strip.]] Considering that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_H%C3%A9v%C3%ADz both lady nations have quite]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_hot_springs the hot spring culture]], it makes historical sense ''and'' is In Character.

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** Hungary and Taiwan are implied be this [[http://i.imgur.com/fpAp2.jpg in a recent strip.]] Considering that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_H%C3%A9v%C3%ADz org/wiki/Lake_Heviz both lady nations have quite]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_hot_springs the hot spring culture]], it makes historical sense ''and'' is In Character.
10th Aug '17 11:53:43 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** She's not seen bathing on screen, but [[spoiler: the {{heel face turn}}ed Aversa]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is said to be "the one who bathes longer than anyone else in the army". If asked about what she does in her free time her reply is "I usually go for a swim in the lake. ... [[Radar/FireEmblem Sometimes even]] [[SkinnyDipping in proper attire.]]"

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** She's not seen bathing on screen, but [[spoiler: the {{heel face turn}}ed Aversa]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is said to be "the one who bathes longer than anyone else in the army". If asked about what she does in her free time her reply is "I usually go for a swim in the lake. ... [[Radar/FireEmblem [[Radar/FireEmblemAwakening Sometimes even]] [[SkinnyDipping in proper attire.]]"
4th Aug '17 10:23:26 PM IncredibleFulk1
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* Lara Croft appeared to love doing this during Top Cow's run with Franchise/TombRaider. In almost each different story had Lara bathe at least once. She would usually bathe in nearby lakes wearing only her bra and panties. In one case, Lara is held at gunpoint as she bathed in a nearby lake.
6th Feb '17 4:43:15 AM Doug86
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
26th Dec '16 9:08:32 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Hungary and Taiwan from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' are implied be this [[http://i.imgur.com/fpAp2.jpg in a recent strip.]] Considering that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_H%C3%A9v%C3%ADz both lady nations have quite]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_hot_springs the hot spring culture]], it makes historical sense ''and'' is In Character.

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* ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'':
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Hungary and Taiwan from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' are implied be this [[http://i.imgur.com/fpAp2.jpg in a recent strip.]] Considering that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_H%C3%A9v%C3%ADz both lady nations have quite]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_hot_springs the hot spring culture]], it makes historical sense ''and'' is In Character.Character.
** Czechia/Czech Republic is one, too. She's seen [[http://hetascanlations.tumblr.com/post/126084086405/hetalia-world-stars-chapter-90-original in a bath tub]] in one strip, [[http://hetascanlations.tumblr.com/post/142231046345/hetalia-world-stars-chapter-159-original and in]] [[http://hetascanlations.tumblr.com/post/142553973685/hetalia-world-stars-chapter-160-original others]] [[UnknownRival she cheerfully boasts to a nonplussed Hungary]] about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa_towns_in_the_Czech_Republic her land's]] '''very''' famous spa cities.
26th Dec '16 9:01:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* While we don't actually see her bathing, [[spoiler: the {{heel face turn}}ed Aversa]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is said to be "the one who bathes longer than anyone else in the army". If asked about what she does in her free time her reply is "I usually go for a swim in the lake. ... [[Radar/FireEmblem Sometimes even]] [[SkinnyDipping in proper attire.]]"
* According to Camilla's description in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', she enjoys baths the most. In face, one of the trading cards for the Fire Emblem series even features Camilla bathing.

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* While we don't actually see her bathing, ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** She's not seen bathing on screen, but
[[spoiler: the {{heel face turn}}ed Aversa]] from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is said to be "the one who bathes longer than anyone else in the army". If asked about what she does in her free time her reply is "I usually go for a swim in the lake. ... [[Radar/FireEmblem Sometimes even]] [[SkinnyDipping in proper attire.]]"
* ** According to Camilla's description in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', she enjoys baths the most. In face, one of the trading cards for the Fire Emblem series [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/2/26/Cipher_Camilla_5.png/revision/latest?cb=20161009075100 even features Camilla her bathing.]]
29th Nov '16 6:16:30 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* According to Camilla's description in ''VideoGAme/FireEmblemFates'', she enjoys baths the most.

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* According to Camilla's description in ''VideoGAme/FireEmblemFates'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', she enjoys baths the most.most. In face, one of the trading cards for the Fire Emblem series even features Camilla bathing.
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