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21st Feb '17 11:23:13 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' portrays King Renly Baratheon and Queen Margaery Tyrell (who got very little focus in the books) as an example of this. Margaery is Renly's [[TheBeard Beard]], since his real lover is her brother Loras (they could even be considered to be a threesome version of this with Loras and actress Natalie Dormer has described them as a trinity as well as Renly being seen TalkingInBed with Loras about matters of state), but she's also his ambitious LadyMacbeth (jointly with Loras--a Ruling OneTrueThreesome, perhaps?), his [[TheGoodChancellor counsellor]], his [[SlaveToPR spin doctor]] and his guarantee of support from her wealthy and powerful family. (Renly himself is rightfully the SpareToTheThrone, and needs all the legitimate power he can get). When we see them holding an informal court, they're sitting in two equally prominent thrones. Renly even incorporates the Tyrell colours into his sigil. [[spoiler:We never get to see what they would have been like as true rulers due to Renly's death, but as of season three Margaery is busy getting her hooks into her new fiancée, King Joffrey. When Joffrey himself is killed via poisoning, she's married off to his younger brother Tommen, and they are on the road to being something close to this]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' portrays King Renly Baratheon and Queen Margaery Tyrell (who got very little focus in the books) as an example of this. Margaery is Renly's [[TheBeard Beard]], since his real lover is her brother Loras (they could even be considered to be a threesome version of this with Loras and actress Natalie Dormer has described them as a trinity as well as Renly being seen TalkingInBed with Loras about matters of state), Loras, but she's also his ambitious LadyMacbeth (jointly with Loras--a Ruling OneTrueThreesome, perhaps?), perhaps? Actress Natalie Dormer has described them as a trinity and Renly is seen TalkingInBed with Loras about matters of state), his [[TheGoodChancellor counsellor]], his [[SlaveToPR spin doctor]] and his guarantee of support from her wealthy and powerful family. (Renly himself is rightfully the SpareToTheThrone, and needs all the legitimate power he can get). When we see them holding an informal court, they're sitting in two equally prominent thrones. Renly even incorporates the Tyrell colours into his sigil. [[spoiler:We never get to see what they would have been like as true rulers due to Renly's death, but as of season three Margaery is busy getting her hooks into her new fiancée, King Joffrey. When Joffrey himself is killed via poisoning, she's married off to his younger brother Tommen, and they are on the road to being something close to this]].
21st Feb '17 11:21:36 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' portrays King Renly Baratheon and Queen Margaery Tyrell (who got very little focus in the books) as an example of this. Margaery is Renly's [[TheBeard Beard]], since his real lover is her brother Loras (They could even be considered to be a threesome version of this with Loras and actress Natalie Dormer has described them as a trinity as well as Renly being seen TalkingInBed with Loras about matters of state) , but she's also his ambitious LadyMacbeth (jointly with Loras--a Ruling OneTrueThreesome, perhaps?), his [[TheGoodChancellor counsellor]], his [[SlaveToPR spin doctor]] and his guarantee of support from her wealthy and powerful family. (Renly himself is rightfully the SpareToTheThrone, and needs all the legitimate power he can get). When we see them holding an informal court, they're sitting in two equally prominent thrones. Renly even incorporates the Tyrell colours into his sigil.[[spoiler:We never get to see what they would have been like as true rulers due to Renly's death, but as of season three Margaery is busy getting her hooks into her new fiancée, King Joffrey. When Joffrey himself is killed via poisoning, she's married off to his younger brother Tommen, and they are on the road to being something close to this]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' portrays King Renly Baratheon and Queen Margaery Tyrell (who got very little focus in the books) as an example of this. Margaery is Renly's [[TheBeard Beard]], since his real lover is her brother Loras (They (they could even be considered to be a threesome version of this with Loras and actress Natalie Dormer has described them as a trinity as well as Renly being seen TalkingInBed with Loras about matters of state) , state), but she's also his ambitious LadyMacbeth (jointly with Loras--a Ruling OneTrueThreesome, perhaps?), his [[TheGoodChancellor counsellor]], his [[SlaveToPR spin doctor]] and his guarantee of support from her wealthy and powerful family. (Renly himself is rightfully the SpareToTheThrone, and needs all the legitimate power he can get). When we see them holding an informal court, they're sitting in two equally prominent thrones. Renly even incorporates the Tyrell colours into his sigil. [[spoiler:We never get to see what they would have been like as true rulers due to Renly's death, but as of season three Margaery is busy getting her hooks into her new fiancée, King Joffrey. When Joffrey himself is killed via poisoning, she's married off to his younger brother Tommen, and they are on the road to being something close to this]].
21st Feb '17 11:20:42 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' portrays King Renly Baratheon and Queen Margaery Tyrell (who got very little focus in the books) as an example of this. Margaery is Renly's [[TheBeard Beard]], since his real lover is her brother Loras, but she's also his ambitious LadyMacbeth (jointly with Loras--a Ruling OneTrueThreesome, perhaps?), his [[TheGoodChancellor counsellor]], his [[SlaveToPR spin doctor]] and his guarantee of support from her wealthy and powerful family. (Renly himself is rightfully the SpareToTheThrone, and needs all the legitimate power he can get). When we see them holding an informal court, they're sitting in two equally prominent thrones. [[spoiler:We never get to see what they would have been like as true rulers due to Renly's death, but as of season three Margaery is busy getting her hooks into her new fiancée, King Joffrey. When Joffrey himself is killed via poisoning, she's married off to his younger brother Tommen, and they are on the road to being something close to this]].

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' portrays King Renly Baratheon and Queen Margaery Tyrell (who got very little focus in the books) as an example of this. Margaery is Renly's [[TheBeard Beard]], since his real lover is her brother Loras, Loras (They could even be considered to be a threesome version of this with Loras and actress Natalie Dormer has described them as a trinity as well as Renly being seen TalkingInBed with Loras about matters of state) , but she's also his ambitious LadyMacbeth (jointly with Loras--a Ruling OneTrueThreesome, perhaps?), his [[TheGoodChancellor counsellor]], his [[SlaveToPR spin doctor]] and his guarantee of support from her wealthy and powerful family. (Renly himself is rightfully the SpareToTheThrone, and needs all the legitimate power he can get). When we see them holding an informal court, they're sitting in two equally prominent thrones. Renly even incorporates the Tyrell colours into his sigil.[[spoiler:We never get to see what they would have been like as true rulers due to Renly's death, but as of season three Margaery is busy getting her hooks into her new fiancée, King Joffrey. When Joffrey himself is killed via poisoning, she's married off to his younger brother Tommen, and they are on the road to being something close to this]].
13th Jan '17 12:24:40 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat'' plays with this by combining William III and Mary II as "the memorable Dutch Williamanmary," though it also portrays this CompositeCharacter as a non-anthropomorphic orange.

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* ''Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat'' plays with this by combining William III and Mary II as into "the memorable Dutch King Williamanmary," though it also portrays this CompositeCharacter as a non-anthropomorphic orange.
13th Jan '17 12:24:17 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Literature/TenSixtySixAndAllThat'' plays with this by combining William III and Mary II as "the memorable Dutch Williamanmary," though it also portrays this CompositeCharacter as a non-anthropomorphic orange.
28th Nov '16 10:27:52 AM MasterGhandalf
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* In ''Literature/TheDeathGateCycle'', King Stephen and Queen Anne are like this, their marriage having unified the previously separate kingdoms of Volkaran and Ulyndia. Officially it's a political marriage that barely holds together, where both parties hate each other and scheme to have the other assassinated so they could take sole control. In actuality, Stephen and Anne are very much HappilyMarried and carry out the charade in order to better play the various court factions off one another.
28th Oct '16 1:02:44 PM Morgenthaler
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** In the backstory, Aegon the Conqueror and his [[BrotherSisterIncest sisters/wives]], Visenya and Rhaenys, functioned as this.

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** In the backstory, Aegon the Conqueror and his [[BrotherSisterIncest sisters/wives]], Visenya and Rhaenys, functioned as this. He was closer with his younger sister than his older sister though.
28th Oct '16 1:01:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* This is instituted as a compromise in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. Daenerys conquers the eastern city-state of Meereen with an army of freedmen and a handful of (untrained but still scary) dragons, but she annoys a lot of the city's former ruling elite, and her officers start getting assassinated in the middle of the night in protest at her rule. Eventually she consents to marry one of the nobles and rule jointly, despite not liking or trusting him.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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This is instituted as a compromise in ''ASongOfIceAndFire''. when Daenerys conquers the eastern city-state of Meereen with an army of freedmen and a handful of (untrained but still scary) dragons, but she annoys a lot of the city's former ruling elite, and her officers start getting assassinated in the middle of the night in protest at her rule. Eventually she consents to marry one of the nobles and rule jointly, despite not liking or trusting him.
16th Oct '16 8:23:29 AM gemmabeta2
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* In a minor case, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton during Bill's presidency. Bill advertised the fact that the couple will be working together during the presidency as a "two-for-the-price-of-one" deal and Hillary as first lady publicly involved herself in policy decisions in a manner that was never seen before or since (other first ladies, if they get involved in policy, tends to stick to more bipartisan subjects like healthy eating).
12th Oct '16 11:23:08 AM roxana
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* ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'': This seems to be Kelson's plan for Araxie in ''King Kelson's Bride'', as it had been for Rothana in ''The Quest for Saint Camber''. Since things with Rothana [[CartwrightCurse didn't pan out]], and since Araxie is also a Haldane by birth, Kelson suggests triggering the Haldane potential in her as it has already been done in himself. Araxie is not averse to the idea and enters into thoughtful speculation on the matter; no Haldane has ever been Queen of Gwynedd before, and it isn't known if a female Haldane could have her potential triggered (or even that she carries it).

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* ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'': This seems to be Kelson's plan for Araxie in ''King Kelson's Bride'', as it had been for Rothana in ''The Quest for Saint Camber''. Since things with Rothana [[CartwrightCurse didn't pan out]], and since Araxie is also a Haldane by birth, Kelson suggests triggering the Haldane potential in her as it has already been done in himself. Araxie is not averse to the idea and enters into thoughtful speculation on the matter; no Haldane has ever been Queen of Gwynedd before, and it isn't known if a female Haldane could have her potential triggered (or even that she carries it). Kelson's mother, Queen Jehana, was a member of the King's Council suggesting that it is normal for Haldane Kings to treat their consorts as partners.
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