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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.)
29th Feb '16 10:12:38 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': 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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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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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}}'' Ross witnesses Chandler having sex with his sister Monica and angrily declares [[MySisterIsOffLimits "I can't believe it, my best friend and my sister!"]] When Chandler and Monica explain that they're in a serious relationship and in love and not just fooling around, Ross repeats it, only this time overjoyed. Of course, [[MoodSwinger he was taking anti-rage drugs at the time]].
** Earlier in the series, when Ross and Rachel start dating, Monica almost name-drops the trope, saying she and Rachel will be "friends-in-law".

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* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
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Ross witnesses Chandler having sex with his sister Monica and angrily declares [[MySisterIsOffLimits "I can't believe it, my best friend and my sister!"]] When Chandler and Monica explain that they're in a serious relationship and in love and not just fooling around, Ross repeats it, only this time overjoyed. Of course, [[MoodSwinger he was taking anti-rage drugs at the time]].
** Earlier in the series, when When Ross and Rachel start dating, Monica almost name-drops the trope, saying she and Rachel will be "friends-in-law".
29th Feb '16 7:27:45 PM TMNTFanGirl
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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 ''Film/NottingHill'', William Thacker's sister Bunny clearly believes in this trope when she first meets his date, famous actress Anna Scott:

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* In ''Film/NottingHill'', William Thacker's sister Bunny sister, Bunny, clearly believes in this trope when she first meets his date, famous actress Anna Scott:



-->'''Anna:''' Ahm ... I think that sounds - you know - lucky me. Happy birthday.

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-->'''Anna:''' Ahm ... Ahm...I think that sounds - sounds, you know - know, lucky me. Happy birthday.



* ''Film/TheTown'': Doug has an on-off relationship with his best friend Jem's sister Krista. 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.

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* ''Film/TheTown'': Doug has an on-off relationship with his best friend Jem's sister sister, Krista. Jem is 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.



* ''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.



** Played straight with Aang marrying his friend Sokka's sister Katara.

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** Played straight with Aang marrying his friend Sokka's sister sister, Katara.
26th Feb '16 3:25:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheTown'': Doug has an on-off relationship with his best friend Jem's sister Krista. 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.
18th Feb '16 8:09:17 PM trulymadmoves
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* In the "Literature/{{Billabong}}" series Jim and Wally are best friends and then become brothers-in-law when Jim's younger sister and Wally fall in love and get married.



* In the "Literature/Billabong" series Jim and Wally are best friends and then become brothers-in-law when Jim's younger sister and Wally fall in love and get married.

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* In the "Literature/Billabong" series Jim and Wally are best friends and then become brothers-in-law when Jim's younger sister and Wally fall in love and get married.





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** Earlier in the series, when Ross and Rachel start dating, Monica almost name-drops the trope, saying she and Rachel will be "friends-in-law".
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