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16th Nov '17 11:03:20 AM X2X
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* Have a child who marries your friend's child, so that you and your friend become...um...well, in-laws of some sort, anyway.

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* Have a child who marries your friend's child, so that you and your friend become...um... um... well, in-laws of some sort, anyway.



* In ''Videogame/YsTheOathInFelghana'', 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 notes that she'll probably end up with TheHero.

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* In ''Videogame/YsTheOathInFelghana'', ''VideoGame/YsTheOathInFelghana'', 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 notes that she'll probably end up with TheHero.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'':
** In the game, Quan is married to [[TheHero Sigurd]]'s younger sister Ethlyn. The two of them have been friends (along with Eldigan) since their days at the military academy.
** In Generation 2, Sigurd's son Seliph can potentially end up with [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Lana, Larcei]] or Nanna (or their [[StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter replacement characters]] Muirne, Ceriedne or Jeanne). All three of them are the sisters of his respective childhood friends Lester, Ulster, and Diarmuid (or Deimne, Dalvin, and Tristan). Larcei is also the cousin of Seliph's BigBrotherMentor, Shanan. Naturally, any possible pair up of this group will result in this. Nanna (who can also end up with Quan's son Leif) is also Eldigan's niece, so it's a double example. It's also possible to hook up the children of Azelle and Lex, or Alec and Noish. [[spoiler:While it's VERY tricky, it's also possible to pair Seliph's half-sister Julia up with any of the possible male characters.]]
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', Tana and Eirika are best friends whereas Innes and Ephraim are rivals. If Eirika marries Innes or Tana marries Ephraim...
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', the Avatar and Chrom are this if a male Avatar marries Lissa, [[spoiler: Emmeryn, Lucina, or Cynthia or Kjelle if either of them are Chrom's daughter]]. A female Avatar and Chrom are this if she marries [[spoiler: Brady or Inigo if either of them are Chrom's son]]. Lissa and Maribelle are this if Maribelle marries Chrom, and Chrom and Vaike can be this if Lissa marries Vaike. The indirect version is attainable if [[spoiler: any of the Avatar's children marries one of Chrom's kids, like a non!Chrom Male Morgan marrying Lucina or either of Lucina's potential little sisters, or a Female Morgan marrying a Chrom!Inigo or a Chrom!Brady]].
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': Due to time distortion shenanigans, the male Avatar can marry the CuteClumsyGirl Sophie, who is the daughter of their good friend Silas.
** Silas can also marry one of the Avatar's sisters, Hinoka, Sakura, Elise, or Camilla.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'':
Happens fairly often in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' ever since ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar Genealogy of the Holy War]]'' introduced the [[RelationshipValues Love System]] (which later evolved into the support system from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade The Binding Blade]]'' onward):
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'':
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In the game, Quan is married to [[TheHero Sigurd]]'s younger sister Ethlyn. The two of them have been friends (along with Eldigan) since their days at the military academy.
** *** In Generation 2, Sigurd's son Seliph can potentially end up with [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Lana, Larcei]] or Nanna (or their [[StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter replacement characters]] Muirne, Ceriedne Creidne or Jeanne). All three of them are the sisters of his respective childhood friends Lester, Ulster, and Diarmuid (or Deimne, Dalvin, and Tristan). Larcei is also the cousin of Seliph's BigBrotherMentor, Shanan.Shannan. Naturally, any possible pair up of this group will result in this. Nanna (who can also end up with Quan's son Leif) is also Eldigan's niece, so it's a double example. It's also possible to hook up the children of Azelle and Lex, or Alec and Noish.Naoise. [[spoiler:While it's VERY tricky, it's also possible to pair Seliph's half-sister Julia up with any of the possible male characters.]]
* ** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', Tana and Eirika are best friends whereas Innes and Ephraim are rivals. If Eirika marries Innes or Tana marries Ephraim...
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', the ** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'':
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Avatar and Chrom are this if a male Avatar marries Lissa, [[spoiler: Emmeryn, Lucina, [[spoiler:Emmeryn, Lucina]], or Cynthia [[spoiler:Cynthia or Kjelle if either of them are Chrom's daughter]]. A female Avatar and Chrom are this if she marries [[spoiler: Brady [[spoiler:Brady or Inigo if either of them are Chrom's son]]. Lissa and Maribelle are this if Maribelle marries Chrom, and Chrom and Vaike can be this if Lissa marries Vaike. The indirect version is attainable if [[spoiler: any [[spoiler:any of the Avatar's children marries one of Chrom's kids, like a non!Chrom Male Morgan marrying Lucina or either of Lucina's potential little sisters, or a Female Morgan marrying a Chrom!Inigo or a Chrom!Brady]].
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': ** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'':
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Due to time distortion shenanigans, the male Avatar can marry the CuteClumsyGirl Sophie, who is the daughter of their good friend Silas.
** *** Silas can also marry one of the Avatar's sisters, sisters: Hinoka, Sakura, Elise, or Camilla.Camilla. [[spoiler:They're all NotBloodSiblings to the Avatar, as it turns out, but the Avatar is close enough to their Hoshidan and Nohrian siblings that it feels like this trope in play.]]



* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', there's [[spoiler:Ky and Sol, due to Ky being married to Sol's daughter Dizzy.]] [[VitriolicBestBuds They try not to think about it too hard]].

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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', as heavily implied throughout the series (and all but outright confirmed in ''-REVELATOR-''), there's [[spoiler:Ky and Sol, Sol]], due to Ky [[spoiler:Ky being [[labelnote:"married"]]Ky and Dizzy aren't actually married due to various factors (such as Dizzy [[DeathFakedForYou being officially declared dead by the world government]] since ''X'' and her lack of legal status as a Gear) and merely have a SecretRelationship, but for all intents and purposes, they behave as such, with Ky calling Dizzy his wife out of respect.[[/labelnote]] to Sol's daughter Dizzy.]] Dizzy]]. [[VitriolicBestBuds They try not to think about it too hard]].hard]], judging by [[SkywardScream their reaction]] when they ''did'' connect the dots.
14th Nov '17 2:12:02 PM rixion
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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 notes that she'll probably end up with TheHero.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Ys: The Oath in Felghana]]'', ''Videogame/YsTheOathInFelghana'', 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 notes that she'll probably end up with TheHero.
14th Oct '17 10:12:56 AM virgofall
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** Robert tries to {{invoke}} this trope by arranging marriage between his sons Joffrey and Tommen and Ned's daughters Sansa and Arya, explicitly comparing it to the betrothal between himself and Lyanna. Of course, there's also a political motivation; he wants Ned to accept an appointment as King's Hand, and this is a way of sweetening the deal.

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** Robert tries to {{invoke}} [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope by arranging marriage between his sons Joffrey and Tommen and Ned's daughters Sansa and Arya, explicitly comparing it to the betrothal between himself and Lyanna. Of course, there's also a political motivation; he wants Ned to accept an appointment as King's Hand, and this is a way of sweetening the deal.



* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', there's [[spoiler:Ky and Sol, due to Ky being married to Sol's daughter Dizzy.]] [[VitrolicBestBuds They try not to think about it too hard]].

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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', there's [[spoiler:Ky and Sol, due to Ky being married to Sol's daughter Dizzy.]] [[VitrolicBestBuds [[VitriolicBestBuds They try not to think about it too hard]].
30th Sep '17 10:41:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheTown'': Doug has an on-off relationship with his best friend Jem's sister, Krista. Jem's actually really enthusiastic about their relationship, as it means that he and Doug are basically family. However, it's a pretty rocky one and Doug dashes Jem's hopes that there's any future in it.

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* ''Film/TheTown'': Doug has an on-off relationship with his best friend Jem's sister, Krista. Jem's Jem is actually really enthusiastic about their relationship, as it means that he and Doug are basically family. However, it's a pretty rocky one and Doug dashes Jem's hopes that there's any future in it.
14th Sep '17 7:20:55 PM Gamermaster
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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', there's [[spoiler:Ky and Sol, due to Ky being married to Sol's daughter Dizzy.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', there's [[spoiler:Ky and Sol, due to Ky being married to Sol's daughter Dizzy.]]]] [[VitrolicBestBuds They try not to think about it too hard]].
5th Sep '17 11:18:21 AM StFan
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch Lamperouge considers this a favourable outcome with his best friend/rival Suzaku Kururugi and little sister Nunnally. [[spoiler: They ''might'' have hooked up in the end, since Suzaku (as Zero) is seen working closely with Empress Nunnally, but Lelouch (aka the original Zero) [[ThanatosGambit isn't around to be an in-law]].]]

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Lelouch Lamperouge considers this a favourable favorable outcome with his best friend/rival Suzaku Kururugi and little sister Nunnally. [[spoiler: They ''might'' have hooked up in the end, since Suzaku (as Zero) is seen working closely with Empress Nunnally, but Lelouch (aka the original Zero) [[ThanatosGambit isn't around to be an in-law]].]]



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* A few ''{{Comicbook/Shazam}}'' continuities have romance between Mary and Freddy, which would result in this trope for Freddy and Billy.

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* A few ''{{Comicbook/Shazam}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' continuities have romance between Mary and Freddy, which would result in this trope for Freddy and Billy.



** In some alternate universe stories such like ''Superman's Pal Comicbook/JimmyOlsen'' #57 Jimmy Olsen got married to Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Superman's cousin.
** In ''Jimmy Olsen'' #56, Superman marries Comicbook/LoisLane and Jimmy marries Lucy, Lois' big sister.

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** In some alternate universe stories such like ''Superman's Pal Comicbook/JimmyOlsen'' ComicBook/JimmyOlsen'' #57 Jimmy Olsen got married to Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, Superman's cousin.
** In ''Jimmy Olsen'' #56, Superman marries Comicbook/LoisLane ComicBook/LoisLane and Jimmy marries Lucy, Lois' big sister.



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-->'''Honey:''' Oh God this is one of those key moments in life, when it's possible you can be really, genuinely cool - and I'm going to fail a hundred percent. I absolutely and totally and utterly adore you and I think you're the most beautiful woman in the world and more importantly I genuinely believe and have believed for some time now that we can be best friends. What do you think?
-->'''Anna:''' Ahm...I think that sounds, you know, lucky me. Happy birthday.
-->'''Honey:''' Oh my God. You gave me a present. We're best friends already. Marry Will - he's a really nice guy and then we can be sisters.
-->'''Anna:''' I'll think about it.
* ''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).

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-->'''Honey:''' Oh God this is one of those key moments in life, when it's possible you can be really, genuinely cool - -- and I'm going to fail a hundred percent. I absolutely and totally and utterly adore you and I think you're the most beautiful woman in the world and more importantly I genuinely believe and have believed for some time now that we can be best friends. What do you think?
-->'''Anna:'''
think?\\
'''Anna:'''
Ahm...I think that sounds, you know, lucky me. Happy birthday.
-->'''Honey:'''
birthday.\\
'''Honey:'''
Oh my God. You gave me a present. We're best friends already. Marry Will - -- he's a really nice guy and then we can be sisters.
-->'''Anna:'''
sisters.\\
'''Anna:'''
I'll think about it.
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Han marries Leia (Luke's sister), so becomes Luke's brother in law.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).



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** Considering that Ser Loras Tyrell had dreamed of marrying Lord Renly Baratheon from a very young age (Renly is the "bride" in "green and gold brocade" - Renly wore a green brocade cloak to show his support for Loras at the jousting match), becoming brothers-in-law was the only viable way for Renly to become part of Loras' family (and ''not'' Loras becoming part of Renly's family - there is a distinction). Since he was a young teen, Loras had hoped to make this fantasy come true in some form, and his family's lofty ambitions would later become the perfect excuse to permanently bond Renly to the Tyrells. In the novels, Renly continued to use the traditional yellow-and-black sigil of House Baratheon after he declared himself king, but his TV counterpart adopts the green and gold of House Tyrell for his banner, which is Renly's way of demonstrating to Loras that he is indeed a Tyrell at heart if not in name, because Highgarden's colours are now his own. Loras' FreudianSlip in "Valar Morghulis" [[spoiler:("My sister Margaery, her husband was taken from ''us'' before...")]] proves that he considers Renly to be his "husband."

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** Considering that Ser Loras Tyrell had dreamed of marrying Lord Renly Baratheon from a very young age (Renly is the "bride" in "green and gold brocade" - -- Renly wore a green brocade cloak to show his support for Loras at the jousting match), becoming brothers-in-law was the only viable way for Renly to become part of Loras' family (and ''not'' Loras becoming part of Renly's family - there is a distinction). Since he was a young teen, Loras had hoped to make this fantasy come true in some form, and his family's lofty ambitions would later become the perfect excuse to permanently bond Renly to the Tyrells. In the novels, Renly continued to use the traditional yellow-and-black sigil of House Baratheon after he declared himself king, but his TV counterpart adopts the green and gold of House Tyrell for his banner, which is Renly's way of demonstrating to Loras that he is indeed a Tyrell at heart if not in name, because Highgarden's colours are now his own. Loras' FreudianSlip in "Valar Morghulis" [[spoiler:("My sister Margaery, her husband was taken from ''us'' before...")]] proves that he considers Renly to be his "husband."



* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'':

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* In the finale of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', JD pictures his and Kim's son, Sam, and Turk and Carla's daughter, Izzy, all grown up and revealing to him and Turk that they're engaged to get married. Cue [[{{Squee}} squeeing]] JD and Turk. Notable in that, [[ImagineSpot unlike JD's other fantasies]], this is part of a montage that JD and the finale strongly imply ''will'' eventually happen.

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In the finale of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', JD finale, J.D. pictures his and Kim's son, Sam, and Turk and Carla's daughter, Izzy, all grown up and revealing to him and Turk that they're engaged to get married. Cue [[{{Squee}} squeeing]] JD J.D. and Turk. Notable in that, [[ImagineSpot unlike JD's J.D.'s other fantasies]], this is part of a montage that JD J.D. and the finale strongly imply ''will'' eventually happen.



* In ''Series/PrincessReturningPearl'':

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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 notes that she'll probably end up with TheHero.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Ys Ys: The Oath In 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 notes that she'll probably end up with TheHero.



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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Twilight Sparkle had Princess Cadence as a foal-sitter and considered her a friend, but they fell out of contact. The next she hears from Cadence is a wedding announcement--the groom is her older brother Shining Armor.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Twilight Sparkle had Princess Cadence as a foal-sitter and considered her a friend, but they fell out of contact. The next she hears from Cadence is a wedding announcement--the announcement -- the groom is her older brother Shining Armor.






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26th Aug '17 11:49:30 PM Doug86
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* Any ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story where [[TheHeroine Twilight]] marries / gets together with [[TheLancer Applejack]]'s brother, Big Macintosh, as many fans of the series consider Twilight and Applejack to be closest to each other among the Mane Six.

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* Any ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' story where [[TheHeroine Twilight]] marries / gets together with [[TheLancer Applejack]]'s brother, Big Macintosh, as many fans of the series consider Twilight and Applejack to be closest to each other among the Mane Six.



* In TheBible, not-yet-King David marries Michal and is best friends with her brother, Jonathan. To complicate matters, their father, Saul, wants to kill him.

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* In TheBible, Literature/TheBible, not-yet-King David marries Michal and is best friends with her brother, Jonathan. To complicate matters, their father, Saul, wants to kill him.
22nd Aug '17 9:44:52 PM Willbyr
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2nd Aug '17 9:20:28 AM Gamermaster
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* In ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'', there's [[spoiler:Ky and Sol, due to Ky being married to Sol's daughter Dizzy.]]
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