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20th Jul '17 9:46:17 AM otemple700
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'': Sona's type of man is someone who can use their brain the way she can. She was once engaged, but when her fiancé failed to beat her in chess she dumped him right then and there.
10th Jun '17 7:59:33 PM Omeganian
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* In ''Incubus'' (a NSFW Harem Fic), Fleur promises Harry he will get to have her if he wins a dueling tournament. The final match is between the two of them, an Harry almost loses before remembering that [[spoiler:being the titular creature, he has the instinct to know how to get any girl laid... including when defeating her is a requirement.]]
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8th Jun '17 6:41:07 PM Willbyr
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This trope describes a situation where a woman can or will fall in love only with a man who can conquer her. Her defeat may take place in actual physical combat (this obviously only applies to warrior women), or in any skill or recreational endeavor that the woman is skilled at and takes so [[SeriousBusiness seriously]] that she bases her dating decisions on it, or in a metaphorical sort of battle -- giving way once she meets a man who can take charge and show her that he is the one who is making the decisions. In either case, once she is defeated by a man in this capacity, she will surrender her heart and/or body to him.

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This trope describes a situation where a woman can or will fall in love only with a man who can conquer her. Her defeat may take place in actual physical combat (this obviously only applies to warrior women), or in any skill or recreational endeavor that the woman is skilled at and takes so [[SeriousBusiness seriously]] {{serious|Business}}ly that she bases her dating decisions on it, or in a metaphorical sort of battle -- giving way once she meets a man who can take charge and show her that he is the one who is making the decisions. In either case, once she is defeated by a man in this capacity, she will surrender her heart and/or body to him.






** Shampoo and the rest of her Amazon tribe. If an outsider male defeats a female amazon, then she has to marry him (the outsider male has no say in the matter).

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** Shampoo and the rest of her Amazon tribe. If an outsider male defeats a female amazon, Amazon, then she has to marry him (the outsider male has no say in the matter).



* The ''former'' Trope Namer here is ''ComicBook/RedSonja'', originally(-ish) from the ''ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian'' comics. Red Sonja lived with her family in a humble house in the Western Hyrkanian steppes (modern Ukraine/Russia). When she had just turned 17 years old, a group of mercenaries killed her family and burned down their house. Sonja survived but she had been raped by the leader of the group, leaving her in shame. Answering her cry for revenge, the red goddess Scathach appeared to her, and instilled in her incredible skill in the handling of swords and other weapons on the condition that she would never lie with a man unless he defeated her in fair combat. Creator/PeterDavid commented that [[FridgeHorror this essentially means that the only man she can ever love is one capable of replicating the most traumatic experience of her life.]]

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* The ''former'' Trope Namer here is ''ComicBook/RedSonja'', originally(-ish) from the ''ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian'' comics. Red Sonja lived with her family in a humble house in the Western Hyrkanian steppes (modern Ukraine/Russia). When she had just turned 17 years old, a group of mercenaries killed her family and burned down their house. Sonja survived but she had been raped by the leader of the group, leaving her in shame. Answering her cry for revenge, the red goddess Scathach appeared to her, and instilled in her incredible skill in the handling of swords and other weapons on the condition that she would never lie with a man unless he defeated her in fair combat. Creator/PeterDavid commented that [[FridgeHorror this essentially means that the only man she can ever love is one capable of replicating the most traumatic experience of her life.]]life]].


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* Parodied in [[http://oglaf.com/savage-sleep/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' strip, in which Tall Sonja not only won't sleep with anyone that hasn't beaten her, she won't sleep in a bed that hasn't beaten her...so she collapses from exhaustion.
22nd May '17 12:42:02 AM foxley
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* In the novel ''Mercenary'', part of Piers Anthony's "Bio of a Space Tyrant" series, in order to form an alliance with Space Pirates, Hope Hubris, the Navy Commander, must wed Rue, the daughter of the Pirate leader. However, being pirates, the "marriage ceremony" consists of the "groom" kidnapping and "having [his] way with" the perspective bride. While this is usually done in a "ceremonious" manner (since the marriage partners are the ones often wanting the union), the daughter in this case had already killed three earlier suitors. She took it literally. Luckily, Hope wins in the end.

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* In the novel ''Mercenary'', part of Piers Anthony's "Bio Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Bio of a Space Tyrant" Tyrant'' series, in order to form an alliance with Space Pirates, Hope Hubris, the Navy Commander, must wed Rue, the daughter of the Pirate leader. However, being pirates, the "marriage ceremony" consists of the "groom" kidnapping and "having [his] way with" the perspective bride. While this is usually done in a "ceremonious" manner (since the marriage partners are the ones often wanting the union), the daughter in this case had already killed three earlier suitors. She took it literally. Luckily, Hope wins in the end.
21st May '17 8:03:26 PM shawn_allen
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* In the novel ''Mercenary'', part of Piers Anthony's "Bio of a Space Tyrant" series, in order to form an alliance with Space Pirates, Hope Hubris, the Navy Commander, must wed Rue, the daughter of the Pirate leader. However, being pirates, the "marriage ceremony" consists of the "groom" kidnapping and "having [his] way with" the perspective bride. While this is usually done in a "ceremonious" manner (since the marriage partners are the ones often wanting the union), the daughter in this case had already killed three earlier suitors. She took it literally. Luckily, Hope wins in the end.
8th May '17 6:04:13 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/TalesOfWeddingRings'', it is tradition for the princess of the fire country of Needakitta to marry a strong man. Normally this isn't a problem since, while the Needakitta, male and female alike, are a ProudWarriorRace, the males are usually more physically powerful so eventually a powerful enough suitor will come along. The issue is that current princess, Granart, is so strong that no man within the nation can best her. They opened up the courtship to anyone who was willing and even then none have succeeded. The protagonist, Sato, must "interview" with her because he needs to wed each of the nations' princesses to empower the magic rings they possess and defeat the BigBad.

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* In ''Manga/TalesOfWeddingRings'', it is tradition for the princess of the fire country of Needakitta to marry a strong man. As such,"courtship" basically means fighting that princess in single combat. Normally this isn't a problem since, while the Needakitta, male and female alike, are a ProudWarriorRace, the males are usually more physically powerful so eventually a powerful enough suitor will come along. The issue is that current princess, Granart, is so strong that no man within the nation can best her. They opened up the courtship to anyone who was willing and even then none have succeeded. The protagonist, Sato, must "interview" with "court" her because he needs to wed each of the nations' princesses to empower the magic rings they possess and defeat the BigBad.
8th May '17 5:55:05 PM sgamer82
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* In ''Manga/TalesOfWeddingRings'', it is tradition for the princess of the fire country of Needakitta to marry a strong man. Normally this isn't a problem since, while the Needakitta, male and female alike, are a ProudWarriorRace, the males are usually more physically powerful so eventually a powerful enough suitor will come along. The issue is that current princess, Granart, is so strong that no man within the nation can best her. They opened up the courtship to anyone who was willing and even then none have succeeded. The protagonist, Sato, must "interview" with her because he needs to wed each of the nations' princesses to empower the magic rings they possess and defeat the BigBad.
10th Feb '17 1:57:12 PM SAMAS
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* In ''Anime/DogDays'', BadassPrincess Leonmitchelli of the Galette Dominion accepts marriage proposals once a year, only giving serious consideration to men who can beat her in a one-on-one fight(Note that means that defeating her is only step ''one''. You still have to get her the old-fashioned way afterwards). Since Leo has proven to be pretty much unstoppable in past seasons, this goes about as well as you'd expect.

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* In ''Anime/DogDays'', BadassPrincess Leonmitchelli of the Galette Dominion accepts marriage proposals once a year, only giving serious consideration to men who can beat her in a one-on-one fight(Note that means that defeating her is only step ''one''. You still have to get her the old-fashioned way afterwards). Since Leo has proven to be pretty much unstoppable in past seasons, this goes about as well as you'd expect. Indeed, the day is kind of a national holiday, where the people of the nation have a fair and enjoy watching their princess beat the crap out of several men for half a day.
15th Jan '17 11:53:11 AM WaterBlap
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* OlderThanFeudalism: This happens at least a few times in Myth/GreekMythology:

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* OlderThanFeudalism: This happens at least a few times in Myth/GreekMythology:Myth/ClassicalMythology:
13th Jan '17 6:24:06 PM SAMAS
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* In ''Anime/DogDays'', BadassPrincess Leonmitchelli of the Galette Dominion accepts marriage proposals once a year, only giving serious consideration to men who can beat her in a one-on-one fight. Since Leo has proven to be pretty much unstoppable in past seasons, this goes about as well as you'd expect.

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* In ''Anime/DogDays'', BadassPrincess Leonmitchelli of the Galette Dominion accepts marriage proposals once a year, only giving serious consideration to men who can beat her in a one-on-one fight.fight(Note that means that defeating her is only step ''one''. You still have to get her the old-fashioned way afterwards). Since Leo has proven to be pretty much unstoppable in past seasons, this goes about as well as you'd expect.
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