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14th Aug '17 10:08:31 PM jenfullmoon
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* The book "When Dimple Met Rishi" is based on this, with the two's parents arranging for them to meet at a summer conference.
13th Aug '17 10:41:32 AM DesertDragon
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This trope is frequently used as a justification for the use of the ArrangedMarriage and AltarDiplomacy tropes to audiences with Western sensibilities, who are often uncomfortable with the concept even though it's practiced by cultures all over the world. It's not an imposition or violation of free will if both ''want'' to get married, after all.

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In other cultures however, especially feudal societies, marriages would be struck between noble houses to secure alliances, build power, get closer to the throne, etc. In cases like this, the couple's individual romantic tastes are a very low priority. But then it turns out they love each other after all. This trope is frequently used as a justification for the use of the ArrangedMarriage and AltarDiplomacy tropes to audiences with Western sensibilities, who are often uncomfortable with the concept even though it's practiced by cultures all over the world. of forced marriage. It's not an imposition or a violation of free will if both ''want'' to get married, after all.
28th Jun '17 2:50:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In a sort-of variation, it's mentioned in the manga that Gennosuke actually was ''not'' the first option for Oboro. Her grandmother Ogen had thought at first of engaging Oboro to [[NumberTwo her second-in-command]], Tenzen Yakushiji, but decided against it since she didn't fully trust him. [[spoiler: Considering that Tenzen turned out to be a ninja version of the EvilChancellor ''and'' the series' specially cruel and sadistic BigBad, [[GenreSavvy she was right.]] Obviously, that didn't stop him from trying to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty get Oboro as his puppet bride]] after Ogen's death]].

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** In a sort-of variation, it's mentioned in the manga that Gennosuke actually was ''not'' the first option for Oboro. Her grandmother Ogen had thought at first of engaging Oboro to [[NumberTwo her second-in-command]], Tenzen Yakushiji, but decided against it since she didn't fully trust him. [[spoiler: Considering that Tenzen turned out to be a ninja version of the EvilChancellor ''and'' the series' specially cruel and sadistic BigBad, [[GenreSavvy she was right.]] right. Obviously, that didn't stop him from trying to [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty get Oboro as his puppet bride]] after Ogen's death]].
11th Jun '17 4:04:59 PM Tobermory
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* In the "Literature/IremongerSeries" Tummis and Ormily Iremonger's family intended to have them marry, and they were genuinely in love.
11th Jun '17 10:54:43 AM Tobermory
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* In the "Literature/IremongerSeries" Tummis and Ormily Iremonger's family intended to have them marry, and they were genuinely in love.
9th Jun '17 5:49:35 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]].]]

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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]].back]], soon finding out [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Pudding's]] [[DarkAndTroubledPast heartbreaking reasons to be the way she is]].]]
2nd Jun '17 7:48:31 PM NoneOfTheAbove
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** Shallan deals with the news fairly well, too: as the only daughter of a minor noble house, she had grown up assuming she'd end up in a political marriage of one sort or another. To find out her groom-to-be is, by most accounts, the most eligible bachelor in Alethkar is not too shabby.
28th May '17 7:51:04 PM eroock
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%%Make sure you don't mistake this trope for MarriageBeforeRomance.



* A very famous instance occurred between [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_I_of_England King Edward I]] and [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Castile Eleanor of Castile]]. Their marriage was brokered by their fathers to settle a potential dispute over the Duchy of Gascony, which was an English possession. Married respectively at the ages of 14 and 13, Edward and Eleanor were insepararable from each other until Eleanor's death at age 49. Edward is also one of the few English kings never known to have taken a mistress, and his love for her was so profound that he continued to visit her tomb every anniversay of her death even with his ''second'' wife. ThatOtherWiki, as always, has further details.
28th May '17 3:41:34 PM MBI
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** In the backstory, Lord and Lady Grantham are themselves a quasi-example: although there was no direct arrangement between their families, Robert married Cora for her money and her money alone. Cora loved Robert from the beginning, and she grew on Robert to the point where he became deeply ashamed of his initial motivations; by the time we meet them, they're clearly happy together.

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** In the backstory, Lord and Lady Grantham are themselves a quasi-example: although there was no direct arrangement between their families, Robert married Cora for her money and her money alone. Cora loved Robert from the beginning, and she grew on Robert quickly grew to feel the same towards her, to the point where he became deeply ashamed of his initial motivations; by motivations. By the time we meet them, they're clearly happy together.
25th May '17 5:15:20 PM SalvyMic
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* A very famous instance occurred between [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_I_of_England King Edward I]] and [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_of_Castile Eleanor of Castile]]. Their marriage was brokered by their fathers to settle a potential dispute over the Duchy of Gascony, which was an English possession. Married respectively at the ages of 14 and 13, Edward and Eleanor were insepararable from each other until Eleanor's death at age 49. Edward is also one of the few English kings never known to have taken a mistress, and his love for her was so profound that he continued to visit her tomb every anniversay of her death even with his ''second'' wife. ThatOtherWiki, as always, has further details.
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