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13th May '16 8:44:54 AM JamesAustin
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* JoaquinPhoenix and Casey Affleck (the latter is married to the former's baby sister).

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* JoaquinPhoenix Creator/JoaquinPhoenix and Casey Affleck Creator/CaseyAffleck (the latter is married to the former's baby sister).
11th May '16 12:17:02 AM Spindriver
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In fiction (not to mention RealLife), it's not uncommon for [[BestFriend friends]] to be [[TrueCompanions as close as family]]. For the most part such relationships go unformalised. You might wish you could make a friend an official relative, but your options are limited. Adoption is difficult, especially when both people involved are adults. And marrying your friend probably isn't an option if you [[HeterosexualLifePartners just don't]] [[PlatonicLifePartners feel that way]] [[LikeBrotherAndSister about each other]].

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In fiction (not to mention RealLife), it's not uncommon for [[BestFriend friends]] to be [[TrueCompanions as close as family]]. (After all, WeChooseOurFriendsGodGivesUsOurRelations.) For the most part such relationships go unformalised. You might wish you could make a friend an official relative, but your options are limited. Adoption is difficult, especially when both people involved are adults. And marrying your friend probably isn't an option if you [[HeterosexualLifePartners just don't]] [[PlatonicLifePartners feel that way]] [[LikeBrotherAndSister about each other]].
7th May '16 8:53:24 AM Akaihiryuu
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han marries Leia (Luke's sister), so becomes Luke's brother in law.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han marries Leia (Luke's sister), so becomes Luke's brother in law. In the prequel trilogy, Cliegg Lars (the father of Owen Lars), marries Anakin's mother, making Owen and Anakin stepbrothers (and later, making Owen Luke's step-uncle).
7th May '16 8:51:51 AM Akaihiryuu
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han marries Leia (Luke's sister), so becomes Luke's brother in law.
15th Apr '16 10:42:14 PM Awesomekid42
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** Silas can also marry one of the male Avatar's sisters, Hinoka, Sakura, Elise, or Camilla.
8th Apr '16 12:21:57 PM DouglasFir
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* In any ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' fanfic where Hotaru marries Usagi's brother Shingo (a very popular pairing), she becomes Chibiusa's aunt as well as Usagi's sister-in-law. And since the other Outer Senshi are her adoptive parents, such a union would make more than half the team family.
6th Apr '16 2:39:34 PM Karxrida
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Due to time distortion shenanigans, the male Avatar can marry the daughter of their good friend Silas.
18th Mar '16 1:49:31 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has a potential case of at least ''friends'' in law: the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] can befriend Annekke Crag-Jumper by doing a quest for her (as indicated by it becoming possible to recruit Annekke as a follower). The Dragonborn can then make her this trope by marrying Sylgja, Annekke's daughter. The Dragonborn can also befriend Vilkas and Farkas, two members of the Companions guild who are identical twins and potential followers; both are candidates for marriage, and if the Dragonborn marries one, this can be implied with the other.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has a potential case of at least ''friends'' in law: the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] can befriend Annekke Crag-Jumper by doing a quest for her (as indicated by it becoming possible to recruit Annekke as a follower). The Dragonborn can then make her this trope by marrying Sylgja, Annekke's daughter. The Dragonborn can also befriend Vilkas and Farkas, two members of the Companions guild who are identical fraternal twins and potential followers; both are candidates for marriage, and if the Dragonborn marries one, this can be implied with the other.
16th Mar '16 4:30:23 PM ObsidianFire
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Ys The Oath In Felghana]]'', the PlayerCharacter's best friend (who's homeland/hometown the game's set in) mentions this trope in regards to his childhood best-friend Chester's sister, then [[GenreSavvy notes that she'll probably end up with]] TheHero.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Ys The Oath In Felghana]]'', the PlayerCharacter's best friend (who's homeland/hometown the game's set in) mentions this trope in regards to his childhood best-friend Chester's sister, then [[GenreSavvy notes that she'll probably end up with]] with TheHero.
29th Feb '16 10:13:55 PM MyFinalEdits
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** Dr. Cox and Ben are probably an inversion, due to Cox's divorce, but nonetheless they are best friends. [[spoiler:Cox takes it very hard when Ben dies of leukemia.]]
* In ''Series/PrincessReturningPearl'', Xiao Yan Zi marries her best friend/sworn sister Zi Wei's brother, Yong Qi. Yong Qi's good friend Er Kang also marries his sister Zi Wei.

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** Dr. Cox and Ben are probably an inversion, due to Cox's divorce, but nonetheless they are best friends. [[spoiler:Cox takes it very hard when Ben dies of leukemia.]]
* In ''Series/PrincessReturningPearl'', ''Series/PrincessReturningPearl'':
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Xiao Yan Zi marries her best friend/sworn sister Zi Wei's brother, Yong Qi. Yong Qi's good friend Er Kang also marries his sister Zi Wei.



* Jean Lannes' motivation for asking UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte's sister Caroline in marriage was not so much that he loved her, but because he wanted to be closer to the Corsican general he saw as one of his best friends. In the end she married another of her brother's generals, Joachim Murat, and they became king and queen of Naples. General Marmont, arguably one of Bonaparte's best friends in their early years, inverted this: when Bonaparte offered to let him marry Pauline, another of his sisters, Marmont refused on the grounds that he was not genuinely in love with her. (Though when he saw the fate of the man Pauline eventually married, who died of yellow fever in Santo Domingo, he said in retrospect that he did not regret turning her down.)

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* Jean Lannes' motivation for asking UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte's sister Caroline in marriage was not so much that he loved her, but because he wanted to be closer to the Corsican general he saw as one of his best friends. In the end she married another of her brother's generals, Joachim Murat, and they became king and queen of Naples. General Marmont, arguably one of Bonaparte's best friends in their early years, Marmont inverted this: when Bonaparte offered to let him marry Pauline, another of his sisters, Marmont refused on the grounds that he was not genuinely in love with her. (Though when he saw the fate of the man Pauline eventually married, who died of yellow fever in Santo Domingo, he said in retrospect that he did not regret turning her down.)
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