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14th Oct '16 12:21:07 AM KhymChanur
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* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/ChanurNovels'', the cat-like Hani form prides, with one dominant male and a group of related females.

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* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''Literature/ChanurNovels'', the cat-like ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' there are two examples:
** The [[CatFolk cat-like]]
Hani form prides, with one dominant male and a group of related females.females.
** The stsho, [[BizarreAlienSexes who have three different sexes]], form mating trios. And one of the sexes can be in two different trios at once.
13th Oct '16 1:11:17 AM 0nyx
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* In the [[{{Rule34}} adult]] "Human In [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]]" work ''Fanfic/{{Xenophilia}}'' and its clean side story ''The Xenophile's Guide to Equestria'', monogamy is considered selfish and somewhat disgraceful, and the typical romantic group starts around four people. While most groups only share flowers, rings, and/or vows rather than getting officially married, even politically important marriages still mean a single person marrying a group. Justified because of a male/female ratio imbalance--male births frequently miscarry.
10th Sep '16 2:27:58 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/Babel17'' by Creator/SamuelRDelany, navigating through [[SubspaceOrHyperspace Hyperspace]] requires three people working extremely closely together and who know each other very well, so navigators, and eventually starship crews in general, have started to marry in threesomes; a habit which mainstream society still generally frowns on.
10th Aug '16 6:44:59 AM ChronoLegion
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*** In "Up the Long Ladder", the crew of the ''Enterprise'' discovers two [[LostColony Lost Colonies]], both of which are under threat. The Bringloidi are an agrarian society that has given up advanced technology for a simple life, but their planet is no longer habitable. The Mariposans are a society of clones from the original five surviving settlers, threatened by CloneDegeneration. The only solution provided by Dr. Pulaski is to re-join the two peoples (they originally came on the same ship). However, in order to provide enough genetic variety to ensure long-term survival, each Bringloidi and Mariposan will need to have three mates. This state of affairs is likely to last for generations, until enough genetic variety has been created. Even then, inertia is likely to keep them doing it for long after the necessity has passed.
10th Aug '16 6:37:04 AM ChronoLegion
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** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Denobulans (both male and female) tend to have three spouses each. Dr. Phlox, the ''Enterprise's'' chief surgeon, thus had a total of 720 people he was directly or indirectly married to.

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** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': Denobulans (both male and female) tend to have three spouses each. Dr. Phlox, the ''Enterprise's'' chief surgeon, thus had a total of 720 people he was directly or indirectly married to. There's also no taboo against seeking companionship outside the three typical marriages, as demonstrated when one of Phlox's wives comes aboard and starts hitting on Trip, who is extremely uncomfortable with the idea. When he tells Phlox about it, Phlox smiles and asks him if she has given Trip one of her famous massages. Trip is taken aback, unaware of Denobulan marital practices. When Phlox explains, Trip tells him that he's been brought up to believe that any married woman was off-limits. Phlox simply shrugs and tells him it's his loss. Phlox has also previously almost had a relationship with another crewmember, who backed out when he explained how marriages work among his people.
6th Jul '16 10:17:49 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Emperor Charles zi Brittania has OneHundredAndEight wives. This appears to be unique to him, at least of all the canon characters we see.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Emperor Charles zi Brittania has OneHundredAndEight wives. This appears to be is unique to him, at least of all the canon characters we see.role of emperor, in order for him to have as many [[WarriorPrince warrior heirs]] as possible so that they can fight for the throne, in line with Britannia's social-Darwinist philosophy.
29th Jun '16 2:16:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* In NnediOkorafor's ''Literature/TheShadowSpeaker'', BadassPrincess Sarauniya Jaa has two husbands.

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* In NnediOkorafor's Creator/NnediOkorafor's ''Literature/TheShadowSpeaker'', BadassPrincess Sarauniya Jaa has two husbands.
16th Jun '16 3:57:33 PM nombretomado
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* In the canon ''TenchiMuyo'' OVA, Juraian royalty practices just about every kind of old fashioned marriage trope out there: the Emperor has multiple wives, children are encouraged to marry their half-siblings, marrying partners several thousand years your senior (or junior) barely registers the bat of an eye, etc. These practices add some legitimacy to Tenchi's harem situation, leaving open the possibility that he could just MarryThemAll.

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* In the canon ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' OVA, Juraian royalty practices just about every kind of old fashioned marriage trope out there: the Emperor has multiple wives, children are encouraged to marry their half-siblings, marrying partners several thousand years your senior (or junior) barely registers the bat of an eye, etc. These practices add some legitimacy to Tenchi's harem situation, leaving open the possibility that he could just MarryThemAll.
20th May '16 12:00:13 AM PaulA
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* Creator/RudyardKipling's Woman of Shamlegh already lives in a polyandrous marriage--which was then and still is TruthInTelevision for a number of cultures in the Himalayas--when she indicates to Literature/{{Kim}} that she would like him to become her husband too.

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* In Creator/RudyardKipling's ''Literature/{{Kim}}'', the Woman of Shamlegh already lives in a polyandrous marriage--which was then and still is TruthInTelevision for a number of cultures in the Himalayas--when she indicates to Literature/{{Kim}} Kim that she would like him to become her husband too.too.
* In Creator/CherryWilder's Literature/{{Torin}} stories, the traditional Moruian family structure is built around a group of five adults, which includes at least one woman and two men in the roles we'd think of as wife and husbands. (Other roles are possible; the five adults can include grandparents as well as parents, for instance.) Biologically, each child has one mother and one father, the same as humans, but all husbands share equally in the raising of each of the family's children, and it's considered impolite to suggest that any of a child's fathers are more or less "really" its father than any other.
19th Apr '16 5:43:38 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': In Avalon -an Empire than spans a chunk of TheMultiverse, led by a couple of {{God Emperor}}s-, getting married to multiple partners is completely legal and endorsed by Avaloni's divine rulers.
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