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3rd Nov '17 12:53:07 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays with the trope. An ArrangedMarriage is set up between [[spoiler:"Black Leg" Vinsmoke Sanji, roped against his will,]] and [[spoiler:Big Mom's 35th daughter, Charlotte Pudding]], The two are perfect for each other, with LoveAtFirstSight on both parts, similar tastes, and the groom's charms and gentlemanly behavior immediately work on the NiceGirl bride. However, there are some major problems: first [[spoiler:Sanji is a member of the Straw Hats and doesn't want to leave his crew and dreams behind]], and second [[spoiler: the ''other'' person who arranged the marriage is Sanji's ''very'' abusive ArchnemesisDad Vinsmoke Judge]]. Since simply backing off the marriage isn't an option because of the parties that organized it, the bride decides to sacrifice her happiness with her groom-to-be to help him escape... [[spoiler: but the groom, whose ParentalSubstitute ''and'' TrueCompanions are being threatened if he doesn't comply ''and'' loves his bride a lot, rejects this when she not only learns of his DarkAndTroubledPast, but brings up the matter directly to him.]] Only time will tell what will happen with [[StarCrossedLovers these two]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Sanji, [[DaddysLittleVillain Pudding]] ''is'' evil while acting like sweet and is in fact planning to kill him along with the rest of the Vinsmoke family just so Linlin can take away their cloning technology. Perfectly Arranged Marriage? It was a HoneyTrap... Fortunately, after a short HeroicBSOD, [[GuileHero Sanji]] keeps his NervesOfSteel and [[TheDogBitesBack decides to return to the Straw Hats to fight back]], soon finding out [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Pudding's]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast heartbreaking reasons to be the way she is]]. And a while later, it ''does'' seem that Pudding might have begun to ''actually'' fall for Sanji, [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe as he was among the first persons who truly treated her well]].]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays with the trope. An ArrangedMarriage is set up between [[spoiler:"Black Leg" Vinsmoke Sanji, roped against his will,]] and [[spoiler:Big Mom's 35th daughter, Charlotte Pudding]], The two are perfect for each other, with LoveAtFirstSight on both parts, similar tastes, and the groom's charms and gentlemanly behavior immediately work on the NiceGirl bride. However, there are some major problems: first [[spoiler:Sanji is a member of the Straw Hats and doesn't want to leave his crew and dreams behind]], and second [[spoiler: the ''other'' person who arranged the marriage is Sanji's ''very'' abusive ArchnemesisDad Vinsmoke Judge]]. Since simply backing off the marriage isn't an option because of the parties that organized it, the bride decides to sacrifice her happiness with her groom-to-be to help him escape... [[spoiler: but the groom, whose ParentalSubstitute ''and'' TrueCompanions are being threatened if he doesn't comply ''and'' loves his bride a lot, rejects this when she not only learns of his DarkAndTroubledPast, but brings up the matter directly to him.]] Only time will tell what will happen with [[StarCrossedLovers these two]]. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for Sanji, [[DaddysLittleVillain Pudding]] ''is'' evil while acting like sweet and is in fact planning to kill him along with the rest of the Vinsmoke family just so Linlin can take away their cloning technology. Perfectly Arranged Marriage? It was a HoneyTrap... Fortunately, after a short HeroicBSOD, [[GuileHero Sanji]] keeps his NervesOfSteel and [[TheDogBitesBack decides to return to the Straw Hats to fight back]], soon finding out [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Pudding's]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast heartbreaking reasons to be the way she is]]. And a while later, it ''does'' seem that Pudding might have begun to ''actually'' fall for '''is''' actually falling in love with Sanji, [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe as he was among the first persons who truly treated her well]].]]
* An earlier arc in ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' featured two students in an arranged marriage to seal a business alliance between their families. However, they ''do'' already love one another: the boy is an InsecureLoveInterest who wants to go abroads so he can be more appealing to his girlfriend, but said girlfriend is hurt because he made the decision without consulting her. Of course, the Host Club can't help but make sure the misunderstandings get cleared up... [[ZanyScheme using the most convoluted means as possible.
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2nd Nov '17 2:21:48 AM jormis29
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* FinalFantasyXII has the marriage between Princess Ashe of Dalmasca and Prince Rasler of Nabradia, with the two of them truly in love despite the union being arranged for political reasons. They even lampshade in a cutscene how people are assuming it's all to do with politics.
* The ''FinalFantasyXV'' characters Luna and Noctis were friends before international diplomacy demanded they marry, though they didn't know the other reciprocated their feelings. This was convenient both politically and cosmologically, as Luna and Noctis are also [[TheChosenOne fate's bitches]], and the world depends on their ability to cooperate.

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* FinalFantasyXII ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has the marriage between Princess Ashe of Dalmasca and Prince Rasler of Nabradia, with the two of them truly in love despite the union being arranged for political reasons. They even lampshade in a cutscene how people are assuming it's all to do with politics.
* The ''FinalFantasyXV'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' characters Luna and Noctis were friends before international diplomacy demanded they marry, though they didn't know the other reciprocated their feelings. This was convenient both politically and cosmologically, as Luna and Noctis are also [[TheChosenOne fate's bitches]], and the world depends on their ability to cooperate.
15th Oct '17 7:14:16 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/CoDominium The Mote In God's Eye]]'', aristocrats Rod and Sally return from their expedition to the Moties to find they are being shepherded into an arranged marriage. Fortunately, they'd already fallen in love.

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* In ''[[Literature/CoDominium The Mote In God's Eye]]'', ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'', aristocrats Rod and Sally return from their expedition to the Moties to find they are being shepherded into an arranged marriage. Fortunately, they'd already fallen in love.
13th Oct '17 1:37:13 PM Evighet
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* ''Series/Rome'': Jocasta's family are killed in a mass proscription set up by Antony and Octavian, leaving her with nothing. She is subsequently married off to Posca, a former slave of Julius Caesar. Posca's relationship with Caesar has left him wealthy and influential, but his ex-slave status (which causes him to still be looked down on in Roman society) and the fact that he is far older than her means Jocasta is scared and in tears at the thought of marrying him. Posca, however, proves to be a doting husband and Jocasta becomes very visibly fond of him.

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* ''Series/Rome'': ''Series/{{Rome}}'': Jocasta's family are killed in a mass proscription set up by Antony and Octavian, leaving her with nothing. She is subsequently married off to Posca, a former slave of Julius Caesar. Posca's relationship with Caesar has left him wealthy and influential, but his ex-slave status (which causes him to still be looked down on in Roman society) and the fact that he is far older than her means Jocasta is scared and in tears at the thought of marrying him. Posca, however, proves to be a doting husband and Jocasta becomes very visibly fond of him.


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* John and Esme are married off to one another on ''PeakyBlinders'' in order to bring their families together and stop an all-out war. John is none too pleased when he first finds out, but doesn't mind much when he sees that Esme is beautiful. They seem quite happy together after a little while, and genuine love one another.
13th Oct '17 1:06:49 PM Evighet
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* In a bit of a roundabout way in ''[[TheHungerGamesCatchingFire Catching Fire/Mockingjay]]''. President Snow does not arrange Peeta's and Katniss' marriage per se, but they know they will have to play the role of lovebirds for the rest of their lives unless they want the Capitol to punish them (and murder their friends and family), so marriage will be inevitable. Katniss suggests the marriage in the hopes of appeasing Snow a bit and Peeta very reluctantly agrees to it (he's in love with her, but doesn't want her to marry him because she ''has'' to). In the end, she marries him out of genuine love, and they live as happily ever after as a pair of deeply traumatized young adults can.
11th Oct '17 4:59:58 AM iroanxi
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8th Oct '17 6:03:45 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Frigga mention that [[GodCouple she and Odin]] are this, once she realised that most of the gruffness was a front.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Frigga mention that [[GodCouple she and Odin]] are this, despite the age gap, once she realised that most of the gruffness was a front.
3rd Oct '17 9:03:35 AM Vilui
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* Used in 70's shoujo manga ''Manga/HaikarasanGaTooru'', where the Hanamura and Ijyuin clans arrange a marriage between [[TheLadette Benio Hanamura]] and Shinobu Iijyuin before they were even born. PluckyGirl Benio refuses the idea at first, but when she sees that Shinobu is a genuinely NiceGuy who ''does'' care for her, she starts falling for him. [[spoiler: And ''then'', they become StarCrossedLovers. Until the BittersweetEnding, that is.]]

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* Used in 70's 70s shoujo manga ''Manga/HaikarasanGaTooru'', where the Hanamura and Ijyuin clans arrange a marriage between [[TheLadette Benio Hanamura]] and Shinobu Iijyuin before they were even born. PluckyGirl Benio refuses the idea at first, but when she sees that Shinobu is a genuinely NiceGuy who ''does'' care for her, she starts falling for him. [[spoiler: And ''then'', they become StarCrossedLovers. Until the BittersweetEnding, that is.]]
23rd Sep '17 11:36:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In Piers Anthony's ''{{Xanth}}'' book ''Roc and a Hard Place'', the King of the Nagas and Grossclout, probably the most powerful of the non-planetary demons, arrange for the marriage of Princess Nada and Prince D. Vore. Knowing that both will object to the arrangement, they and Metria come up with the idea of [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything plonking them in a tower]] of the floating cloud castle where Roxanne Roc is undergoing community service. The two combine their resources to escape, then kill a monster together once they hit Xanth proper, as Vore proposes to Nada. (The monster started the fight.) When Nada and Vore hear their parents had arranged the match already, ''and'' set them up, they almost call things off... but decide not to.

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* In Piers Anthony's ''{{Xanth}}'' ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' book ''Roc and a Hard Place'', the King of the Nagas and Grossclout, probably the most powerful of the non-planetary demons, arrange for the marriage of Princess Nada and Prince D. Vore. Knowing that both will object to the arrangement, they and Metria come up with the idea of [[DoesThisRemindYouofAnything plonking them in a tower]] of the floating cloud castle where Roxanne Roc is undergoing community service. The two combine their resources to escape, then kill a monster together once they hit Xanth proper, as Vore proposes to Nada. (The monster started the fight.) When Nada and Vore hear their parents had arranged the match already, ''and'' set them up, they almost call things off... but decide not to.
13th Sep '17 9:11:32 AM eroock
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* Three of these took place in the context of UsefulNotes/TheCrusades:
** Baudouin II of Jérusalem and Morphia of Melitene. Their marriage was arranged to solidify an alliance, but it turned out happily and Baudouin refused to divorce Morphia even though she'd failed to give him a son.
** Another Baudouin, Baudouin de Flandre, later the first Latin Emperor, married Marie de Champagne as a young teenager to end bad blood between their families. Baudouin became utterly devoted to her, verging on SingleTargetSexuality.
** Tsar Ivan Asen II and his third wife, Irene Komnene Doukaina. He was said to have loved her, "no less than Antony loved Cleopatra."
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