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11th Jan '17 10:08:36 AM 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, 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 trap...]]

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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, Pudding [[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 trap...HoneyTrap...]]
22nd Dec '16 10:57:47 AM NeoTerraKnight
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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]].

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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, 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 trap...]]
17th Dec '16 1:29:39 PM eroock
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* King Fergus and Queen Elinor in ''{{WesternAnimation/Brave}}''. They most definitely love each other and, at one point, Fergus playfully grabs Elinor's butt. While they have [[OddCouple completely opposite personalities]] (Fergus is your typical ViolentGlaswegian, while ProperLady Elinor is an ideal Queen, able to stop a brawl just by walking through it), they still have a working marriage. At one point, though, Elinor accidentally reveals to Fergus (when he has her pretend that she's speaking to their rebellious daughter) that she has had misgivings about the betrothal, at first. His surprised look reveals that he had no idea.
5th Dec '16 8:53:59 AM Martine34
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Not usually the way it went in real life, where arranged marriages were done to cement political alliances between families and nations, and where the likelihood of real love was very unlikely. Even in the modern day, where royalty have a very small circle to choose from rather then having the marriage arranged, the outcome can be a disaster. Prince Charles's wedding to Diana Spencer by the desire of the Queen Mum, who promised Diana's grandmother Ruth that Charles would marry one of the Spencer girls is a marked illustration of what can happen when people are told whom they can, or can not marry.
2nd Dec '16 10:58:19 PM Argon2
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--> '''Magrat''' : It was all arranged! It was all set up before I even got here! I never had a chance to say yes or no!
--> '''Nanny''' : Well, what would you have said if you had had the chance?
--> '''Magrat''' : Well, I...
--> '''Nanny''' : You'd still be marrying the king today, would you?
--> '''Magrat''' : Well...
--> '''Nanny''' : You do ''want'' to marry the king, don't you?
--> '''Magrat''' : Well, yes, but...
--> '''Nanny''' : That's nice, then.

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--> '''Magrat''' : It was all arranged! It was all set up before I even got here! I never had a chance to say yes or no!
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no!\\
'''Nanny''' : Well, what would you have said if you had had the chance?
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chance?\\
'''Magrat''' : Well, I...
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I...\\
'''Nanny''' : You'd still be marrying the king today, would you?
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you?\\
'''Magrat''' : Well...
-->
Well...\\
'''Nanny''' : You do ''want'' to marry the king, don't you?
-->
you?\\
'''Magrat''' : Well, yes, but...
-->
but...\\
'''Nanny''' : That's nice, then.


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* 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.
10th Nov '16 11:09:36 AM BattleMaster
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' had the marriage of [[MagnificentBastard Hanse Davion]] and Melissa Steiner. The marriage was due to a political arrangement between Hanse and Melissa's mother, Kathrine Steiner, but the couple had extremely strong feelings for each other and succeeded in uniting their two realms into the most greatest military and economic power in the Inner Sphere for several decades.
7th Nov '16 6:28:56 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays with the trope. An ArrangedMarriage is set up between [[spoiler: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...

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' plays with the trope. An ArrangedMarriage is set up between [[spoiler:Sanji, [[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]].
31st Oct '16 12:40:41 PM RoseAndHeather
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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' 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' 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. Particularly with the hindsight that while Charles' affair was with one woman, whom he later married and who is by all accounts the love of his life, his then-wife Diana cheated on him with "half the army list and the English rugby captain".[[/note]]
6th Oct '16 4:58:58 PM zookx1
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTomThumbAndThumbelina'': The title characters (not their names at the time) were betrothed as babies...[[SarcasmMode Well that was lucky, wasn't it!]] They even had a backup just in case one came home but not the other.
19th Sep '16 9:45:27 PM PaulA
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* Creator/PiersAnthony's "Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'':
** In ''With a Tangled Skein'', as Niobe and Cedric manage to sort out problems such as her being several years older and not fond of the prospect of marrying a man so much younger. With a bit of maturing by both parties and a dash of RescueRomance, they settle into a happy [[spoiler:albeit unfortunately short]] marriage.
** In ''Wielding A Red Sword''. Mym and Rapture (prince and princess in India) are put in an arranged marriage by their parents, which allows them to hear each other's thoughts and feel each other's feelings, meaning they can't help ''but'' get to know each other. So they stay in different parts of the castle, thinking that putting some distance between them will lessen the effect. Not only does that ''not'' work, but they soon find out that there is a spirit/demon/creature thing that will terrorize the princess if she's away from the prince, and due to the castle's first effect, he feels her fear. And worst of all, [[spoiler:by the time they finally come around and learn to love each other, the princess's nation falls out of favor with the prince's, and the prince's parents stick another princess in the castle with him so he can do it all over again. This time, he and princess #2 opt to escape.]]

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* Creator/PiersAnthony's "Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'':
''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'':
** In ''With a Tangled Skein'', ''Literature/WithATangledSkein'', as Niobe and Cedric manage to sort out problems such as her being several years older and not fond of the prospect of marrying a man so much younger. With a bit of maturing by both parties and a dash of RescueRomance, they settle into a happy [[spoiler:albeit unfortunately short]] marriage.
** In ''Wielding A Red Sword''.''Literature/WieldingARedSword'', this is invoked. Mym and Rapture (prince and princess in India) are put in an arranged marriage by their parents, which allows them to hear each other's thoughts and feel each other's feelings, meaning they can't help ''but'' get to know each other. So they stay in different parts of the castle, thinking that putting some distance between them will lessen the effect. Not only does that ''not'' work, but they soon find out that there is a spirit/demon/creature thing that will terrorize the princess if she's away from the prince, and due to the castle's first effect, he feels her fear. And worst of all, [[spoiler:by the time they finally come around and learn to love each other, the princess's nation falls out of favor with the prince's, and the prince's parents stick another princess in the castle with him so he can do it all over again. This time, he and princess #2 opt to escape.]]
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