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15th Apr '17 11:14:00 AM SomberCaelifera
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* 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.
16th Mar '17 10:44:47 AM morenohijazo
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* The practice of polygyny is carried over from some real life Islamic cultures into the world of ''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}''; Caliph Haroun el-Plassid has multiple wives and dozens of children (so many that he can't reliably remember all of their names), as does Sultan Pullmankar. In "A Calculated Risk", the Caliph and Sultan Pullmankar sign a marriage contract engaging the Caliph's 37th son to the Sultan's 42nd daughter.
4th Mar '17 8:13:20 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Emperor Charles zi Brittania has OneHundredAndEight wives. This is unique to the 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.

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Emperor Charles zi Brittania has OneHundredAndEight wives. This is unique to the 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 [[TheSocialDarwinist social-Darwinist]] philosophy.
23rd Feb '17 3:41:38 PM Xtifr
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-->-- '''Manual Garcia O'Kelly-Davis''', ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein

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-->-- '''Manual '''Manuel Garcia O'Kelly-Davis''', ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein
23rd Feb '17 2:44:31 PM eroock
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->''As [maternal grandmother] was in early clan marriage (Stone Gang) and shared six husbands with another woman, identity of maternal grandfather open to question. But was often so, and I'm content with the grandpappy she picked.''
-->--'''Manual Garcia O'Kelly-Davis''', ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein

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->''As ->''"As [maternal grandmother] was in early clan marriage (Stone Gang) and shared six husbands with another woman, identity of maternal grandfather open to question. But was often so, and I'm content with the grandpappy she picked.''
-->--'''Manual
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-->-- '''Manual
Garcia O'Kelly-Davis''', ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein
22nd Feb '17 1:37:50 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* The ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' AlternateUniverseFic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/334086 Mosaic]]'' gives Suzaku (who's the Japanese Emperor) multiple wives.
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.
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