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19th Jan '17 6:20:56 AM Andrzej
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandragupta_Maurya Chandragupta Maurya]], founder of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurya_Empire Maurya Empire]] that dominated ancient India between c. 322 and 185 BCE. Website/BadassOfTheWeek put it the best:
-->'''Ben Thompson:''' What makes Chandragupta totally awesome is that he was totally paranoid out of his mind. He built a huge palace with hundreds of beds and he never slept in the same place twice. He had food testers taste everything he ate and he created the first ever secret police to defend him from assassination. The best part about it though is that he had an entourage of seven hundred female bodyguards that followed him everywhere he went. He said that he trusted females more to defend him and so he compiled his unit from the best Greek and Indian women he could find. That's just freaking awesome. If I was King I would do the same thing.
7th Jan '17 1:44:50 PM Harem-author
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* The universe should consider itself lucky that ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' is a romantic comedy. To wit, as of the most recent issue of Darkness, Rito has gained the unwavering allegiance of ''three'' shape-shifting living weapons, all of whom are experts in infiltration and assassination, especially Nemesis [[ParanoiaFuel who can hide in other people's bodies,]] the three Deviluke sisters, each of whom has unique ability (Lala has super-strenght and is a TeenGenius, Momo can control the plants and Nana the animals), Rin, who is a MasterSwordsman and Kyoko that has fire-power. The other girls are normal humans, expect Run, with no particular ability.
* [[MagneticHero 1st Lt. Youji Itami]] of ''LightNovel/{{GATE}}'' in the course of the story of being thrust into a [[AlternateUniverse magical parallel world]], managed to collect a semi-UnwantedHarem consisting of a 961-years-old[[note]]Though [[Really700YearsOld looking 13.]][[/note]] [[PhysicalGod Demi-Goddess and Apostle]] of the God of Death, a 169-years-old [[ArcherArchetype elven archer]] (who considers him a [[PromotionToParent replacement of her deceased father]])[[note]]Despite her age, her attitude and behavior is [[ImmortalImmaturity pretty much of a 16-years-old girl]].[[/note]], a 300-something years old Dark Elf warrior who is technically now [[HappinessInSlavery his slave for the favor he did to her tribe]], a-a-and a [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers 15-years-old human magician]], who, on the other hand, is arguably the most dangerous on the bunch due to being [[SmartGirl smartest of them by far]]. And that's not mentioning his 28-years old former wife back in Japan who's still pretty much into him. And [[HaremSeeker approves of all aforementioned with gusto]].

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* The universe should consider itself lucky that ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' is a romantic comedy. To wit, as of the most recent issue of Darkness, Rito has gained the unwavering allegiance of ''three'' shape-shifting living weapons, all of whom are experts in infiltration and assassination, especially Nemesis [[ParanoiaFuel who can hide in other people's bodies,]] the three Deviluke sisters, each of whom has unique ability (Lala has super-strenght super-strength and is a TeenGenius, Momo can control the plants and Nana the animals), Rin, who is a MasterSwordsman and Kyoko that has fire-power. The other girls are normal humans, expect Run, with no particular ability.
ability, although if push comes to shove, Haruna can use him as a weapon, quite effectively and many of the others have excellent non-combat skills that are very useful in prolonged campaigns.
* [[MagneticHero 1st Lt. Youji Itami]] of ''LightNovel/{{GATE}}'' in the course of the story of being thrust into a [[AlternateUniverse magical parallel world]], managed to collect a semi-UnwantedHarem consisting of a 961-years-old[[note]]Though [[Really700YearsOld looking 13.]][[/note]] [[PhysicalGod Demi-Goddess and Apostle]] of the God of Death, a 169-years-old [[ArcherArchetype elven archer]] (who considers him a [[PromotionToParent replacement of her deceased father]])[[note]]Despite her age, her attitude and behavior is [[ImmortalImmaturity pretty much of a 16-years-old girl]].[[/note]], a 300-something years old Dark Elf warrior who is technically now [[HappinessInSlavery his slave for the favor he did to her tribe]], a-a-and a [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers 15-years-old human magician]], who, on the other hand, is arguably the most dangerous on the bunch due to being [[SmartGirl smartest of them by far]]. And that's not mentioning his 28-years old former wife back in Japan who's still pretty much into him. And [[HaremSeeker approves of all aforementioned with gusto]]. As of volume 8, the crown princess of The Empire has thrown her hat into the ring, in front of all the others.


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* ''Literature/TheHaremGames'' has this set up, by design, teenage males upon reaching puberty are forced into a battle royal and each granted through BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage a harem of 6 to 15 brides that help him fight the others in a fight to the death, for the amusement of the populace at large.
8th Oct '16 10:17:50 PM TheNerevarine
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* The ComicBook/XMen once faced an MultiversalConqueror known as [[AVillainNamedKhan Khan]] whose harem was composed of warrior women from worlds that he conquered. He decides to make ComicBook/{{Storm}} his newest addition and as she soon finds out, these ladies are very vicious and jealous fighters.
* ''ComicBook/TheDarkness'' has the Angelus female warriors, who in addition of fighting for their mistress, they also doubled as her concubines when outside of fighting.
* Subverted with the [[BodyguardBabes Dora Milaje]] in ''ComicBook/BlackPanther'', as tradition dictates they serve his personal bodyguards and wives-in-training. Despite their beauty and skill, T'Challa views them [[LikeASonToMe as daughter-figures]] rather than romantic interests.
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23rd Jul '16 9:19:26 AM Khathi
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* [[MagneticHero 1st Lt. Youji Itami]] of ''LightNovel/{{GATE}}'' in the course of the story of being thrust into a [[AlternateUniverse magical parallel world]], managed to collect a semi-UnwantedHarem consisting of a 961-years-old[[note]]Though [[Really700YearsOld looking 13.]][[/note]] [[PhysicalGod Demi-Goddess and Apostle]] of the God of Death, a 169-years-old [[ArcherArchetype elven archer]] (who considers him a [[PromotionToParent replacement of her deceased father]])[[note]]Despite her age, her attitude and behavior is [[ImmortalImmaturity pretty much of a 16-years-old girl]].[[/note]], a 300-something years old Dark Elf warrior who is technically now [[HappinessInSlavery his slave for the favor he did to her tribe]], a-a-and a [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers 15-years-old human magician]], who, on the other hand, is arguably the most dangerous on the bunch due to being [[SmartGirl smartest of them by far]]. And that's not mentioning his 28-years old former wife back in Japan who's still pretty much into him. And [[HaremSeeker approves of all aforementioned with gusto]].
23rd Jul '16 6:36:38 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* You wouldn't expect this to crop up in a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show but the full crew of Naze's vessel in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron-Blooded Orphans]]'' is made up of his harem.

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* You wouldn't expect this to crop up in a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show but the full crew of Naze's vessel in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron-Blooded Orphans]]'' is made up of his harem. Though, to clarify, only three members thereof - [[SpicyLatina Amida]], [[GenkiGirl Lafter]], and [[TheStoic Azee]] - are the only combat-capable ones, being able to pilot mobile suits.
14th Jul '16 8:46:32 AM MarqFJA
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Because this is a more action-oriented subgenre, Battle Harems are less likely to be focused on romance, but still provide plenty of {{fanservice}}. Often this appears in the form of a SupportingHarem.

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Because this is a more action-oriented subgenre, Battle Harems are less likely to be focused on romance, but still provide plenty of {{fanservice}}. Often this appears in the form of a SupportingHarem.
SupportingHarem, though a BalancedHarem form is possible.
11th Jul '16 11:10:44 AM rehberre
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* PlayedForLaughs and [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] in the ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4567900/1/Romancing-the-Bhaalspawn "Romancing the Bhaalspawn"]]. It's a humorous attempt to answer the question, "What would happen if a female PC played this game with a fistful of [[GameMod romance mods]]?" So Kaela has an entire party full of love interests: Xan [[spoiler: (never seriously pursued)]], Solaufein and Haer'Dalis [[spoiler: (who proposition Kaela to have a threesome)]], Valygar [[spoiler: (breaks up with her to be a CelibateHero)]], Anomen [[spoiler: (friend-zoned)]], and [[spoiler: Sarevok, who Kaela is [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys convinced is The One]]]].
15th Apr '16 11:55:55 AM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': The more girls who join in the [[TrueCompanions Occult Research Club]], the more girls [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] [[HaremSeeker gets.]] Said girls include [[StuffBlowingUp Rias]], [[ShockAndAwe Akeno]], [[{{BFS}} Xenovia]], [[TheMedic Asia]], and [[CuteBruiser Koneko]]. Take note, these are just ''the girls''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim This isn't even including]] [[TheAce Kiba]] and [[TimeStandsStill Gasper]]. Later with the addition of [[{{Valkyries}} Rossweisse]], [[ThePhoenix Ravel]] [[SixthRanger Phenex]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Irina]] [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Shidou]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Ophis]].

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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': The more girls who join in the [[TrueCompanions Occult Research Club]], the more girls [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] [[HaremSeeker gets.]] Said girls include [[StuffBlowingUp Rias]], [[ShockAndAwe Akeno]], [[{{BFS}} Xenovia]], [[TheMedic Asia]], and [[CuteBruiser Koneko]]. Take note, these are just ''the girls''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim This isn't even including]] [[TheAce Kiba]] and [[TimeStandsStill Gasper]]. Later with the addition of [[{{Valkyries}} Rossweisse]], [[ThePhoenix Ravel]] [[SixthRanger Phenex]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Irina]] [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Shidou]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Ophis]]. Take note, these are just ''the girls''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim This isn't even including]] [[TheAce Kiba]] and [[TimeStandsStill Gasper]].
15th Apr '16 11:55:01 AM sorako
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': The more girls who join in the [[TrueCompanions Occult Research Club]], the more girls [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] [[HaremSeeker gets.]]
** Said girls include [[StuffBlowingUp Rias]], [[ShockAndAwe Akeno]], [[{{BFS}} Xenovia]], [[TheMedic Asia]], and [[CuteBruiser Koneko]]. Take note, these are just ''the girls''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim This isn't even including]] [[TheAce Kiba]] and [[TimeStandsStill Gasper]].
*** Now with the addition of [[{{Valkyries}} Rossweisse]], [[ThePhoenix Ravel]] [[SixthRanger Phenex]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Irina]] [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Shidou]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Ophis]].
*** And [[http://highschooldxd.wikia.com/wiki/High_School_DxD_EX it turns out]] he will '''MarryThemAll!'''

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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': The more girls who join in the [[TrueCompanions Occult Research Club]], the more girls [[ChivalrousPervert Issei]] [[HaremSeeker gets.]]
**
]] Said girls include [[StuffBlowingUp Rias]], [[ShockAndAwe Akeno]], [[{{BFS}} Xenovia]], [[TheMedic Asia]], and [[CuteBruiser Koneko]]. Take note, these are just ''the girls''. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim This isn't even including]] [[TheAce Kiba]] and [[TimeStandsStill Gasper]].
*** Now
Gasper]]. Later with the addition of [[{{Valkyries}} Rossweisse]], [[ThePhoenix Ravel]] [[SixthRanger Phenex]], [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Irina]] [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Shidou]] and [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Ophis]].
*** And [[http://highschooldxd.wikia.com/wiki/High_School_DxD_EX it turns out]] he will '''MarryThemAll!'''
Ophis]].
8th Apr '16 10:47:12 AM Willbyr
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* In ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'', Kazuto's [[GenderFlip generals]] do all the fighting.
* The Valkyries of former Training Squadron 207B form Takeru's BattleHarem in ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvUnlimited'' and to a lesser extent in ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvAlternative, where they are still present and in love with him but not romanceable. Instead, he gets paired off with the mysterious Unit 00.
** Yuuya from Muv Luv Alternative Total Eclipse gained one during his time with project prominence.
* ''VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz'' : [[spoiler: The 2nd Act has all the princesses coming together to face the big bad. They are effectively Arata's harem at this point.]]



* In ''{{VisualNovel/Seinarukana}}'', of the 14 Brigade members, 9 are female. Of these, 6 are potential love interests.
* Shiki in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', being in the [[{{Nasuverse}} same multiverse]] as ''Fate/stay night'', has also attracted a harem which includes an ancient vampire who can summon the moon itself, an [[ChurchMilitant Executor]] from the church, a half-demon hybrid, a succubus, an alchemist and an exceptionally powerful classmate-turned-vampire. Also extends to ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' continuity.


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* In ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'', Kazuto's [[GenderFlip generals]] do all the fighting.
* Franchise/MuvLuv:
** The Valkyries of former Training Squadron 207B form Takeru's BattleHarem in ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvUnlimited'' and to a lesser extent in ''VisualNovel/MuvLuvAlternative'', where they are still present and in love with him but not romanceable. Instead, he gets paired off with the mysterious Unit 00.
** Yuuya from ''LightNovel/MuvLuvAlternativeTotalEclipse''gained one during his time with project prominence.
* ''VisualNovel/PrincessWaltz'' : [[spoiler: The 2nd Act has all the princesses coming together to face the big bad. They are effectively Arata's harem at this point.]]
* In ''{{VisualNovel/Seinarukana}}'', of the 14 Brigade members, 9 are female. Of these, 6 are potential love interests.
* Shiki in ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', being in the [[Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} same multiverse]] as ''Fate/stay night'', has also attracted a harem which includes an ancient vampire who can summon the moon itself, an [[ChurchMilitant Executor]] from the church, a half-demon hybrid, a succubus, an alchemist and an exceptionally powerful classmate-turned-vampire. Also extends to ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood'' continuity.
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