History Main / PerfectlyArrangedMarriage

29th Apr '16 7:10:26 PM ReaderAt2046
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Arguron princess Larana Chroma falls in love with dashing hero Jiminez Hoffman, but is scheduled to marry the prince of the mole-people. Who turns out to be Hoffman, whom the Mole King adopted as his son.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Arguron princess Larana Chroma falls in love with dashing hero Jiminez Hoffman, but is scheduled to marry the prince of the mole-people. Who turns out to be Hoffman, whom the Mole King adopted as his son. And just to stick another fly in the ointment, neither of them knows how the other feels.
29th Apr '16 3:16:22 PM MattStriker
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* In ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'', half-orc prince Glon Bloodhand gets married to four orc princesses for political reasons. He quickly grows into this trope with three of them and is in the process of winning over the fourth when she is murdered.
19th Apr '16 10:13:26 PM Medinoc
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Arguron princess Larana Chroma falls in love with dashing hero Jiminez Hoffman, but is scheduled to marry the prince of the mole-people. Who turns out to be Hoffman, whom the Mole King adopted as his son.
29th Feb '16 4:18:55 PM kataangluvr
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* The marriage in the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfSuLing''. Su-Ling didn't know that Chang was actually the Emperor's son and was angry about being forced to marry him. Chang also didn't know that his father was forcing him to marry Su-Ling and he returned home so that the peasants wouldn't suffer his father's wrath. When they both saw each other, it worked out just fine.
12th Feb '16 1:41:05 PM RobTan
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One variant of this is for the couple to be older and have been in an arranged marriage for years or decades, and after so long together have fallen in love without noticing it. Expect a lot of arguing and bickering to contrast with the more idealised love story of the younger protagonists, ending in a big AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moment, to the surprise of everyone, most of all themselves.
7th Feb '16 7:29:23 PM Eddy1215
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Sometimes this perfectly arranged marriage doesn't come about randomly, but intentionally by parents, like a BatManGambit scenario. One or more of the parents involved who knows both well enough has arranged the marriage since both are highly compatible and could naturally fall in love. In fact, this is the ''purpose'' of an 'arranged marriage' in the first place. It is akin to a matchmaking service, and the couple will generally have some sort of courtship before tying the knot, and it's very rare for someone to be forced to marry a person they despise. Even a GoldDigger would want a decent relationship if for no other reason than to help in securing the knot.

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Sometimes this perfectly arranged marriage doesn't come about randomly, but intentionally by parents, like a BatManGambit BatmanGambit scenario. One or more of the parents involved who knows both well enough has arranged the marriage since both are highly compatible and could naturally fall in love. In fact, this is the ''purpose'' of an 'arranged marriage' in the first place. It is akin to a matchmaking service, and the couple will generally have some sort of courtship before tying the knot, and it's very rare for someone to be forced to marry a person they despise. Even a GoldDigger would want a decent relationship if for no other reason than to help in securing the knot.
31st Jan '16 7:50:45 AM Foton
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* Joan and Philip's eldest son Charles V, the [[TheEmperor most powerful man in Europe]] in his time, had a surprisingly happy arranged marriage with Princess Isabella of Portugal, an intelligent and beautiful woman who [[SilkHidingSteel kept the entire Kingdom of Spain in line during her husband's absences]]. When she died, the Emperor never re-married and wore mourning colors for the rest of his life.

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* Joan and Philip's eldest son Charles V, the [[TheEmperor most powerful man in Europe]] in his time, had a surprisingly happy arranged marriage with Princess Isabella of Portugal, an intelligent and beautiful woman who [[SilkHidingSteel kept the entire Kingdom of Spain in line during her husband's absences]]. When she died, [[TheMourningAfter the Emperor never re-married and wore mourning colors for the rest of his life.life]].
16th Jan '16 9:17:13 PM karstovich2
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.[[note]]There's something of an expectation that should present heir Charles take the throne there will be some moaning, but unlike Edward, nobody accuses Charles of being a selfish ass--despite his having had an affair, it is, if anything, Charles' his sanctimoniousness about being an essentially NiceGuy that annoys people, and to the extent people are bothered by it it's more of a national joke than a serious embarrassment or scandal.[[/note]]

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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.[[note]]There's something of an expectation that should present heir Charles take the throne there will be some moaning, but unlike Edward, nobody accuses Charles of being a selfish ass--despite his having had an affair, it is, if anything, Charles' his sanctimoniousness about being an essentially NiceGuy that annoys people, and to the extent people are bothered by it it's more of a national joke than a serious embarrassment or scandal.[[/note]]



* Gilbert de Lafayette and Adrienne de Noailles. When the marriage was arranged, she was 15, he - 17. Just for money, of course (from her side - or the side of her parents, that is). You can guess how it went from there on, so just pointing out the more prominent parts: when Lafayette was imprisoned and she was about to be executed (the revolution will not be civilised, after all), she wrote to the revolutionary tribune to save her husband. After the death penalty was substituted for imprisonment, she was released from custody and her only request was to be imprisoned in the same castle as Lafayette. When she died, he wrote that "gone is the bigger and better part of me." If you wrote a book with such events now, you would undoubtedly be accused of sentimentalism in the terminal stage. Reality ensues, indeed...

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* Gilbert de Lafayette and Adrienne de Noailles. When the marriage was arranged, she was 15, he - 17. Just for money, of course (from her side - or the side of her parents, that is). You can guess how it went from there on, so just pointing out the more prominent parts: when Lafayette was imprisoned and she was about to be executed (the revolution will not be civilised, after all), she wrote to the revolutionary tribune to save her husband. After the death penalty was substituted for imprisonment, she was released from custody and her only request was to be imprisoned in the same castle as Lafayette. When she died, he wrote that "gone is the bigger and better part of me." When ''he'' died nearly 26 years later, he was clutching a locket with her portrait and an inscription of something she had said when they were first married: "''Je suis toute à vous''" ("I am all yours.") If you wrote a book with such events now, you would undoubtedly be accused of terminal sentimentalism in the terminal stage.first degree. Reality ensues, indeed...
16th Jan '16 9:10:33 PM karstovich2
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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.

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** [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor King George V]] of the United Kingdom - grandfather to UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen - married his brother Albert's fiancée Mary of Teck when Albert died of pneumonia. This marriage of convenience became a love match. Both parties were emotionally inarticulate and almost pathologically shy but communicated their mutual feelings in passionate letters and 'understood each other perfectly' as George wrote in one of them. They spawned one of England's most universally beloved monarchies - just about the only monarch seriously complained about from this dynasty is the rather selfish Edward VIII.[[note]]There's something of an expectation that should present heir Charles take the throne there will be some moaning, but unlike Edward, nobody accuses Charles of being a selfish ass--despite his having had an affair, it is, if anything, Charles' his sanctimoniousness about being an essentially NiceGuy that annoys people, and to the extent people are bothered by it it's more of a national joke than a serious embarrassment or scandal.[[/note]]
16th Jan '16 3:55:57 AM Grudgeal
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* In ''Manga/ABridesStory'', most of the arranged marriages shown on-screen are this to one degree or another (though it is made very clear that not every arranged marriage ends happily). Amir and Karluk are the most obvious example, being happily engaged despite the eight-year age difference.
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