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28th Nov '17 9:40:05 PM somestrangecircus
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* Virginia and Jacob in ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'' made one as children, complete with a marriage contract written in crayon. If the player pursues Virginia, then her brother Donald will dig up the contract on Valentine's Day and send it to her as a joke. [[spoiler: The problem is that in this universe, the sworn promise of a witch or wizard is magically binding, and someone who breaks a promise will permanently lose their magical powers. So because of this promise, Virginia and Jacob actually ''have'' to get married once they turn eighteen. Virginia is ''not'' happy about this, but if the player makes the right choices, they can offer to marry Virginia instead.]]
27th Nov '17 6:38:50 PM LavaringX
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* Referenced in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5KGbxNTDB8 Smoke And Mirrors]]" by Jayn. It's about a {{yandere}} VillainProtagonist getting angry that her childhood friend broke the promise. She decides to take his wife hostage and threatens to kill her if they don't divorce:

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* The trope is Referenced and subsequently PlayedForDrama in "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5KGbxNTDB8 Smoke And Mirrors]]" by Jayn. It's about a {{yandere}} VillainProtagonist getting angry that her childhood friend broke the promise. She decides to take his wife hostage and threatens to kill her if they don't divorce:divorce, [[spoiler: and follows through when she finds out they've already started a family together]].
22nd Nov '17 8:48:44 PM Mhazard
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A common staple of stories featuring ChildhoodFriends is the Childhood Marriage Promise. Years ago, when two of the main characters were small children, they promised to marry each other when they grew up. Now they're in HighSchool or university, and SheIsAllGrownUp. Sometimes, the couple fall in love for real and [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend they finally fulfill that promise.]] Other times, one of them is the UnluckyChildhoodFriend whose heart gets broken.

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A common staple of stories featuring ChildhoodFriends is the Childhood Marriage Promise. Years ago, when two of the main characters were small children, they promised to marry each other when they grew up. Now they're in HighSchool or university, and SheIsAllGrownUp. Sometimes, the couple fall in love for real and [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend [[ChildhoodFriendRomance they finally fulfill that promise.]] Other times, one of them is the UnluckyChildhoodFriend whose heart gets broken.
9th Nov '17 8:17:59 PM Praenomen
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* A somewhat similar to ''Manga/InuYasha'' case shows up in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Years ago Sakaki promised the young daughter of a friend he would marry her (he was drunk at the time). But now Jenny Grey wants to hold him to that promise.

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* A somewhat similar to ''Manga/InuYasha'' case shows up in ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''. Years ago a drunk Sakaki promised jokingly agreed to marry the young daughter of a friend he would marry her (he was drunk at the time).if she got him more booze. But now Jenny Grey wants to hold him to that promise.
31st Oct '17 4:23:43 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', it seems that a very young [[spoiler: Heiji Hattori]] made one of these. Thing is, [[spoiler: it looks like he made it with ''[[TheOjou Momiji]]'', NOT with [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Kazuha]].]]
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Chichi and Goku first meet as children, and Goku promises to marry her, [[IsItSomethingYouEat thinking marriage is a kind of food.]] He says so when an [[TsunDere angry]] and [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown-up Chi-Chi]] brings it up in the Tenkaichi Budokai; Chichi is saddened upon realising that she had been sort-of waiting in vain... but Goku then adds that he doesn't want her to be sad ''and'' that [[IGaveMyWord he takes his promises seriously]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming so he officially asks her to marry him right there]].

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* In ''Manga/DetectiveConan'', it seems that a very young [[spoiler: Heiji Hattori]] made one of these. Thing is, [[spoiler: it looks like he made it with ''[[TheOjou Momiji]]'', NOT with [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Kazuha]].]] In the end, [[spoiler: it was a mix of ThePromise and AccidentalMarriage: he promised her ''something else'' and she believed it was a future marriage vow. [[HumblePie She doesn't take it well, of course]].]]
* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', Chichi and Goku first meet as children, and Goku promises to marry her, [[IsItSomethingYouEat thinking marriage is a kind of food.]] He says so when an [[TsunDere angry]] and [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown-up Chi-Chi]] brings it up in the Tenkaichi Budokai; Chichi is saddened upon realising that she had been sort-of waiting in vain... but Goku then adds that he doesn't want her to be sad ''and'' that [[IGaveMyWord he takes his promises seriously]], [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming seriously, so he officially asks her to marry him right there]].
8th Sep '17 1:01:49 PM GrammarNavi
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* Turns out to be the whole cause of the plot of ''HarpersIsland'', after [[spoiler:nine-year-old Abby told eleven-year-old Henry that she wanted to live alone with him forever on the titular island. Sixteen years later he tries to hold her to this - by luring her to the island on false pretenses, murdering all third parties and faking their deaths. She doesn't see the romantic side. To say nothing of the fact that he later found out they were [[BrotherSisterIncest half-siblings and didn't let that affect his feelings]].]]

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* Turns out to be the whole cause of the plot of ''HarpersIsland'', ''Series/HarpersIsland'', after [[spoiler:nine-year-old Abby told eleven-year-old Henry that she wanted to live alone with him forever on the titular island. Sixteen years later he tries to hold her to this - by luring her to the island on false pretenses, murdering all third parties and faking their deaths. She doesn't see the romantic side. To say nothing of the fact that he later found out they were [[BrotherSisterIncest half-siblings and didn't let that affect his feelings]].]]
7th Aug '17 3:00:13 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Luke and [[KissingCousins his cousin Natalia]] made a mutual ChildhoodMarriagePromise at a young age. Shortly after, he was kidnapped and lost all his memories, forgetting all about it... [[spoiler: In reality, the "Luke" that returned was '''not''' the true one but a clone, who is the Luke that the audience meets. The ''real'' Luke, now named Asch the Bloody, still cares for Natalia... [[SwitchedAtBirth who isn't his blood cousin]], technically speaking. And then Natalia starts to differentiate between the two and implies she might have feelings for both. Which one she picks at the end, not the least due to the HeroicSacrifice of both Asch and Luke and the GainaxEnding obscuring who came back to life in the post credits scene, is unknown.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', Luke and [[KissingCousins his cousin Natalia]] made a mutual ChildhoodMarriagePromise at a young age. Shortly after, he was kidnapped and lost all his memories, forgetting all about it... [[spoiler: In reality, the "Luke" that returned was '''not''' the true one but a clone, who is the Luke that the audience meets. The ''real'' Luke, now named Asch the Bloody, still cares for Natalia... [[SwitchedAtBirth who isn't his blood cousin]], technically speaking. And then Natalia starts to differentiate between the two and implies she might have feelings for both. Which one she picks at the end, not the least due to the HeroicSacrifice of both Asch and Luke and the GainaxEnding obscuring who came back to life in the post credits scene, is unknown. It doesn't help that Natalia has Luke recite the promise before the DiscOneFinalDungeon, and his [[YoungerThanTheyLook actual age]] could have that count.]]
11th Jul '17 9:04:38 AM SayaAensland
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** The teenaged [[NaiveEverygirl Amelia]] can give similar promises to either of her similarly-aged prospect bpyfriends, [[RelationshipUpgrade in their A Supports]]: she can promise [[HotBlooded Ross]] to help him DoomedHometown, tell [[ChildMage Ewan]] that they'll go WalkingTheEarth together, and give [[NiceGuy Franz]] a DeclarationOfProtection that he reciprocates:

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** The teenaged [[NaiveEverygirl Amelia]] can give similar promises to either of her similarly-aged prospect bpyfriends, boyfriends, [[RelationshipUpgrade in their A Supports]]: she can promise [[HotBlooded Ross]] to help him DoomedHometown, tell [[ChildMage Ewan]] that they'll go WalkingTheEarth together, and give [[NiceGuy Franz]] a DeclarationOfProtection that he reciprocates:
7th Jul '17 9:02:07 PM jormis29
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* In ''Hetty Feather'' by Jacqueline Wilson, Hetty's older foster brother Jem promises to marry her when they are grown up so that she can rejoin the family after being sent back to the Foundling Hospital. A modern-day version happens in ''Kiss'', where Sylvie and Carl had such a promise as children, but [[spoiler:Carl comes out as gay.]]

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* In ''Hetty Feather'' by Jacqueline Wilson, Creator/JacquelineWilson, Hetty's older foster brother Jem promises to marry her when they are grown up so that she can rejoin the family after being sent back to the Foundling Hospital. A modern-day version happens in ''Kiss'', where Sylvie and Carl had such a promise as children, but [[spoiler:Carl comes out as gay.]]
10th Jun '17 11:02:22 AM nombretomado
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* The story goes that Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart proposed marriage to UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette when both were children (he had just performed for her family). In the event, each married someone else.

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* The story goes that Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart proposed marriage to UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette when both were children (he had just performed for her family). In the event, each married someone else.
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