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22nd Jan '16 9:31:42 PM Adept
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* ''SummerWars'' gives us a perfect non-fantasy example with the Jinnouchi household, effectively mixing both kinds of in-laws to the very end. And, effectively enough, the grandmother serves as both the sane person AND a whole other kind of in-law, by pushing Kenji into actually considering establishing himself with Natsuki. [[spoiler:And indeed, once the plotline kicks in, Love Machine starts rampaging through OZ and the grandmother dies because of it, they indeed become Nakama. (The fact that Kenji reveals he's an awesome badass inside helps A TON.)]]
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* ''SummerWars'' ''Anime/SummerWars'' gives us a perfect non-fantasy example with the Jinnouchi household, effectively mixing both kinds of in-laws to the very end. And, effectively enough, the grandmother serves as both the sane person AND a whole other kind of in-law, by pushing Kenji into actually considering establishing himself with Natsuki. [[spoiler:And indeed, once the plotline kicks in, Love Machine starts rampaging through OZ and the grandmother dies because of it, they indeed become Nakama. (The fact that Kenji reveals he's an awesome badass inside helps A TON.)]]

* Played with in ''YuYuHakusho''. [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Kuwabara]] is [[RedStringOfFate in love]] with [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Hiei's]] sister [[TheIngenue Yukina]]. [[BloodKnight Hiei]] and [[HonorBeforeReason Kuwabara]] won't stop sniping at each other. However, neither [[DoggedNiceGuy Kuwabara]] nor [[DamselInDistress Yukina]] [[SeparatedAtBirth know]] that she's [[AloofBigBrother Hiei's]] sister and [[ThePromise he can't tell]] ([[spoiler: since said promise involved [[CombatMedic Shigure]] and was made right before the latter implanted Hiei's Evil Eye on him]]), limiting how much he can interfere.
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* Played with in ''YuYuHakusho''.''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Kuwabara]] is [[RedStringOfFate in love]] with [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Hiei's]] sister [[TheIngenue Yukina]]. [[BloodKnight Hiei]] and [[HonorBeforeReason Kuwabara]] won't stop sniping at each other. However, neither [[DoggedNiceGuy Kuwabara]] nor [[DamselInDistress Yukina]] [[SeparatedAtBirth know]] that she's [[AloofBigBrother Hiei's]] sister and [[ThePromise he can't tell]] ([[spoiler: since said promise involved [[CombatMedic Shigure]] and was made right before the latter implanted Hiei's Evil Eye on him]]), limiting how much he can interfere.
14th Aug '15 3:58:04 PM wootzits
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* Ten, from ''UruseiYatsura'' hates Ataru and implores Lum to dump him and return home. He even moves in with the Moroboshis, just to mess things up.
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* Ten, from ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' hates Ataru and implores Lum to dump him and return home. He even moves in with the Moroboshis, just to mess things up.

* Nagasumi from ''SetoNoHanayome'' has to deal with {{Yakuza}} ''mermaids'' related to San, his self-declared wife-to-be. Her father and her servant actively try to kill him without getting San upset. She'll stop them if they're too obvious, but thinking about that is unpleasant so she usually doesn't. San's mother is in the "perv" category.
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* Nagasumi from ''SetoNoHanayome'' ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' has to deal with {{Yakuza}} ''mermaids'' related to San, his self-declared wife-to-be. Her father and her servant actively try to kill him without getting San upset. She'll stop them if they're too obvious, but thinking about that is unpleasant so she usually doesn't. San's mother is in the "perv" category.
7th May '15 8:44:25 PM nombretomado
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* Played straight and subverted in DominicDeegan with Dominic's parents... and grandparents. Miranda Deegan's parents did NOT approve of her betrothal to a bard, expressing it with magical pranks possibly reaching the level of felonious criminal assault. The first time Miranda Deegan realizes she's behaving like her parents in regards to her child's beloved, she breaks down into effusive apologies. It doesn't hurt that Luna is as intelligent as she is sweet - hard to find fault with a girl after you've offered her a position as magical researcher.
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* Played straight and subverted in DominicDeegan ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' with Dominic's parents... and grandparents. Miranda Deegan's parents did NOT approve of her betrothal to a bard, expressing it with magical pranks possibly reaching the level of felonious criminal assault. The first time Miranda Deegan realizes she's behaving like her parents in regards to her child's beloved, she breaks down into effusive apologies. It doesn't hurt that Luna is as intelligent as she is sweet - hard to find fault with a girl after you've offered her a position as magical researcher.
11th Apr '15 3:27:06 PM Phys101
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[[folder: Music]] * Music/HomerAndJethro sing a song about a man who never gets Maggie alone. Every verse ends with a punch line: ---> There was her father, her mother, her sister and her brother, oh I never see Maggie alone! [[/folder]]
28th Feb '15 9:07:00 PM Angeldeb82
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Here come the LoveObstructingParents, friends and family of the girlfriend whose job from the writers is to ensure that for the progression of your relationship, FailureIsTheOnlyOption. They will, of course, insist on moving in with the both of you. Being the MomentKiller is their job title. There are two kinds of LoveObstructingParents.
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Here come the LoveObstructingParents, Love-Obstructing Parents, friends and family of the girlfriend whose job from the writers is to ensure that for the progression of your relationship, FailureIsTheOnlyOption. They will, of course, insist on moving in with the both of you. Being the MomentKiller is their job title. There are two kinds of LoveObstructingParents.Love-Obstructing Parents.

Naturally, the [[NaiveEverygirl girlfriend]] ''never'' sees this, to the point of ComedicSociopathy. It's just so nice that everyone she likes is under one roof. One wonders if she even [[{{AllWomenArePrudes}} has a sex drive]] or possesses any plans for the future. It's technically ''her job'' to address LoveObstructingParents about this since it would not be proper for the main character to do so. She will have SelectiveObliviousness towards this duty. You'd better hope you are a ChasteHero or else be prepared to take cold showers for a ''long'' time.
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Naturally, the [[NaiveEverygirl girlfriend]] ''never'' sees this, to the point of ComedicSociopathy. It's just so nice that everyone she likes is under one roof. One wonders if she even [[{{AllWomenArePrudes}} [[AllWomenArePrudes has a sex drive]] or possesses any plans for the future. It's technically ''her job'' to address LoveObstructingParents Love-Obstructing Parents about this since it would not be proper for the main character to do so. She will have SelectiveObliviousness towards this duty. You'd better hope you are a ChasteHero or else be prepared to take cold showers for a ''long'' time.

* The two fathers in ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma ]]'' are a good example of the second type. They keep pushing Ranma and Akane together, and their spectacular failures end up making the "happy couple" yell at each other.
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* The two fathers in ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma ]]'' ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' are a good example of the second type. They keep pushing Ranma and Akane together, and their spectacular failures end up making the "happy couple" yell at each other.

* Played with in ''YuYuHakusho''. [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Kuwabara]] is [[RedStringOfFate in love]] with [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Hiei's]] sister [[TheIngenue Yukina]]. [[BloodKnight Hiei]] and [[HonorBeforeReason Kuwabara]] won't stop sniping at each other. However, neither [[DoggedNiceGuy Kuwabara]] nor [[DistressedDamsel Yukina]] [[SeparatedAtBirth know]] that she's [[AloofBigBrother Hiei's]] sister and [[ThePromise he can't tell]] ([[spoiler: since said promise involved [[CombatMedic Shigure]] and was made right before the latter implanted Hiei's Evil Eye on him]]), limiting how much he can interfere.
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* Played with in ''YuYuHakusho''. [[BruiserWithASoftCenter Kuwabara]] is [[RedStringOfFate in love]] with [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Hiei's]] sister [[TheIngenue Yukina]]. [[BloodKnight Hiei]] and [[HonorBeforeReason Kuwabara]] won't stop sniping at each other. However, neither [[DoggedNiceGuy Kuwabara]] nor [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress Yukina]] [[SeparatedAtBirth know]] that she's [[AloofBigBrother Hiei's]] sister and [[ThePromise he can't tell]] ([[spoiler: since said promise involved [[CombatMedic Shigure]] and was made right before the latter implanted Hiei's Evil Eye on him]]), limiting how much he can interfere.

* Played straight and subverted in {{Dominic Deegan}} with Dominic's parents... and grandparents. Miranda Deegan's parents did NOT approve of her betrothal to a bard, expressing it with magical pranks possibly reaching the level of felonious criminal assault. The first time Miranda Deegan realizes she's behaving like her parents in regards to her child's beloved, she breaks down into effusive apologies. It doesn't hurt that Luna is as intelligent as she is sweet - hard to find fault with a girl after you've offered her a position as magical researcher.
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* Played straight and subverted in {{Dominic Deegan}} DominicDeegan with Dominic's parents... and grandparents. Miranda Deegan's parents did NOT approve of her betrothal to a bard, expressing it with magical pranks possibly reaching the level of felonious criminal assault. The first time Miranda Deegan realizes she's behaving like her parents in regards to her child's beloved, she breaks down into effusive apologies. It doesn't hurt that Luna is as intelligent as she is sweet - hard to find fault with a girl after you've offered her a position as magical researcher.
5th Nov '14 4:04:34 AM Anddrix
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', General Posada detests Manolo and wants Maria to marry Joaquin instead. [[spoiler:In the end, he finally relents.]]
25th Jul '14 8:48:29 AM chicagomel
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* [[http://tbillingsemergencyfanfic.com/storiesbytammy.htm Tammy Billings]] ' ''{{Series/Emergency}}'' arc "Return" "Eye of the Beholder" and "Christmas in Lame Deer" begin this way. Dani's parents try to forbid her seeing Johnny because he is only half Native American, not full blood. (Also HalfBreedDiscrimination). But later on, they warm up to him and fully accept him as family.
30th Apr '14 2:44:44 PM Andyzero
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* As of 2014, the series has ended, and nothing progressed. Mission accomplished.
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* ** As of 2014, the series has ended, and nothing progressed. Mission accomplished.
30th Apr '14 2:44:31 PM Andyzero
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* As of 2014, the series has ended, and nothing progressed. Mission accomplished.
24th Nov '13 3:21:30 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'', Odin tries to discourage Thor's feelings for Jane out of both practicality (Thor will outlive her by [[MayflyDecemberRomance centuries]]) and a certain elitism. He eventually respects Thor's decision in a CouldSayItBut way...[[spoiler: except that's Loki in disguise talking.]]
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