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26th Nov '16 2:19:45 AM WickedIcon
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* The plot of ''Anime/BelladonnaOfSadness'' begins with the [[BigBad Baron]] doing this to the protagonist.
1st Oct '16 1:23:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': Any blood virgin (victims who haven't been fed on by a vampire yet) in Draconia has to to be taken to the Sisters of Blood first, as King Dracula is supposed to have right of first blood of any virgins in his domain.
5th Sep '16 7:55:05 AM CactusFace
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* In [[CrusaderKings Crusader Kings 2]] a random event might happen, which informs you that the petty nobles in your realm are practicing this. You can then choose to either forbid it (which makes your barons mad) or allow it (which risks a peasant revolt).
5th Sep '16 7:51:49 AM CactusFace
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* In DasFinstereTal Brenner, the villages patriach, practices a form of this. But instead of forcing them to spent one night with him, they must stay until they are pregnant. So every first born is actually his child. The priest justifies this, by claiming that Marias first child wasn't Josephs, but gods.
17th Jun '16 12:55:58 AM Doug86
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* Played straight in ''AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. Arthur, while hearing cases, condemns a peasant girl for marrying without giving her lord his customary rights--even though the girl's lord is a bishop. As Arthur [[ValuesDissonance reasonably notes]], it might be a sin for the bishop to sleep with a girl, but that's a matter between the bishop and the Pope (and God); it doesn't change the fact that under ''British'' law, the bishop was entitled to the girl's virginity if he wanted it.

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* Played straight in ''AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''.''Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt''. Arthur, while hearing cases, condemns a peasant girl for marrying without giving her lord his customary rights--even though the girl's lord is a bishop. As Arthur [[ValuesDissonance reasonably notes]], it might be a sin for the bishop to sleep with a girl, but that's a matter between the bishop and the Pope (and God); it doesn't change the fact that under ''British'' law, the bishop was entitled to the girl's virginity if he wanted it.
12th May '16 3:48:42 PM AtmosBlitzer
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** Likely (ab)used by one of the Elector Counts of the Empire: a line in the fluff mentions that on the Count's defeat by a Champion of Chaos, all the womenfolk burst into cheers. [[GoodFeelsGood Feeling strangely pleased]], the Champion left the town unscathed.

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** Likely (ab)used by one of the Elector Counts of the Empire: a line in the fluff mentions that on the Count's defeat by a Champion of Chaos, [[AndThereWasMuchRejoicing all the womenfolk burst into cheers. cheers.]] [[GoodFeelsGood Feeling strangely pleased]], the Champion left the town unscathed.
5th May '16 10:53:10 AM Adeon
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* This comes up in Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/PaladinOfShadows'' series. The main character is reluctant to follow through with a tradition that requires the Kildar to deflower a newly married Keldaran woman, with the reasoning that you don't have sex with the brides of men who have guns at your back, but is eventually convinced to accept it by the village elders. A few books later, he figures out the real reason for it and refuses to do it again.

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* This comes up in Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/PaladinOfShadows'' series. The main character is reluctant to follow through with a tradition that requires the Kildar Keldar to deflower a newly married Keldaran woman, with the reasoning that you don't have sex with the brides of men who have guns at your back, but is eventually convinced to accept it by the village elders. A few books later, he figures out the real reason for it and refuses to do it again.again[[note]]The Keldar community is relatively small and isolated and consequently has a certain amount of inbreeding. Since the main character (and the previous lords) have all been foreigners the Keldar are using the tradition to introduce new genes into the community and reduce the amount of inbreeding.[[/note]].
22nd Apr '16 8:47:38 PM TV4Fun
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The trope was popularized and treated as a reality in works written during the Enlightenment (notably in Beaumarchais's [[AdaptationDisplacement and Mozart's]] ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''), as the droit du seigneur was seen as embodying [[AristocratsAreEvil the abuses of the aristocracy]] and/or [[TheDungAges the supposed barbarism of the Middle Ages]]. To this day there are more examples of backlash against the supposed law than there are chronicled occurrences of it.

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The trope was popularized and treated as a reality in works written during the Enlightenment (notably in Beaumarchais's [[AdaptationDisplacement and Mozart's]] ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''), as the droit du seigneur was seen as embodying [[AristocratsAreEvil the abuses of the aristocracy]] and/or [[TheDungAges the supposed barbarism of the Middle Ages]]. To this day [[DeadUnicornTrope there are more examples of backlash against the supposed law than there are chronicled occurrences of it.
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8th Mar '16 5:02:18 PM GrammarNavi
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* Mentioned in ''TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' as one of the things that bad Aristocratic Feudalists like to get up to when oppressing the peasantry.

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* Mentioned in ''TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' ''Literature/TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' as one of the things that bad Aristocratic Feudalists like to get up to when oppressing the peasantry.
26th Feb '16 6:26:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** The late [[TheCaligula Mad King]] Aerys II lusted after Joanna Lannister, wife of his Hand Tywin Lannister. He joked that it was a shame that the practice had been outlawed, antagonizing Tywin. Although he is not known to have raped Joanna, Barristan Selmy does confirm that he took liberties in the bedding ritual, apparently going further than the accepted disrobing of the bride.

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** The late [[TheCaligula Mad King]] Aerys II lusted after Joanna Lannister, wife of his Hand NumberTwo Tywin Lannister. He joked that it was a shame that the practice had been outlawed, antagonizing Tywin. Although he is not known to have raped Joanna, Barristan Selmy does confirm that he took liberties in the bedding ritual, apparently going further than the accepted disrobing of the bride.
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