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30th May '16 4:39:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* After the second book in ''TheSwordOfTruth'' series, the hero, Richard Rahl, ascends to his hereditary title as ruler of the D'Haran Empire. Two books later, he marries Kahlan Amnell, the Mother Confessor (basically, the ruler of a race of women that can permanently brainwash anyone just by touching them) and become, ostensibly, the most powerful husband and wife duo in the world. While Richard is undoubtedly the more active and usually the more dominant of the two, the two are practically equals, with people sworn to serve Richard also sworn to serve Kahlan and vice-versa. There are not many moments in the story where the two are allowed to rule as a partnership (almost every time they get together, they're torn apart or one is taken out of commission via Diabolus Ex Machina), but there are smatterings of it here and there.

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* After the second book in ''TheSwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' series, the hero, Richard Rahl, ascends to his hereditary title as ruler of the D'Haran Empire. Two books later, he marries Kahlan Amnell, the Mother Confessor (basically, the ruler of a race of women that can permanently brainwash anyone just by touching them) and become, ostensibly, the most powerful husband and wife duo in the world. While Richard is undoubtedly the more active and usually the more dominant of the two, the two are practically equals, with people sworn to serve Richard also sworn to serve Kahlan and vice-versa. There are not many moments in the story where the two are allowed to rule as a partnership (almost every time they get together, they're torn apart or one is taken out of commission via Diabolus Ex Machina), but there are smatterings of it here and there.
6th May '16 9:00:16 AM Piando
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* All over the place in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
** In ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'', if Prince Roy of Pherae marries Princess Lilina of Ostia, they unite their territories and rule as equals.
** In FireEmblemTheSacredStones, if either Ephraim of Renais or Innes of Frelia marry L'Arachel, they become this since L'Arachel is the heiress of the Theocracy of Rausten by her own birthright. It can also happen if Ephraim marries Innes's sister Tana or Innes marries Ephraim's sister Eirika, as both men are their country's crown prince.
** In ''[[FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', if Elincia and Geoffrey, or [[spoiler:Micaiah and Sothe]], max out their support rank, then the epilogue states that said couple are fantastic rulers who lead their kingdoms into a golden age.

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* All over the place in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** In ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'', if Prince Roy of Pherae marries Princess Lilina of Ostia, they unite their territories and rule as equals.
** In FireEmblemTheSacredStones, VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones, if either Ephraim of Renais or Innes of Frelia marry L'Arachel, they become this since L'Arachel is the heiress of the Theocracy of Rausten by her own birthright. It can also happen if Ephraim marries Innes's sister Tana or Innes marries Ephraim's sister Eirika, as both men are their country's crown prince.
** In ''[[FireEmblemTellius ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', if Elincia and Geoffrey, or [[spoiler:Micaiah and Sothe]], max out their support rank, then the epilogue states that said couple are fantastic rulers who lead their kingdoms into a golden age.
21st Apr '16 2:27:48 PM WillKeaton
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* In a bit of an odd example, the ruling couple of Denmark in ARoyalAffair are the queen and the king's physician, who are carrying on the titular affair and manipulating the cruel, mentally ill king to pass the laws and reforms they want to improve the country. It works, until some of the more conservative members of the court catch on and inform the king... And he's fine with it.

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* In a bit of an odd example, the ruling couple of Denmark in ARoyalAffair ''ARoyalAffair'' are the queen and the king's physician, who are carrying on the titular affair and manipulating the cruel, mentally ill king to pass the laws and reforms they want to improve the country. It works, until some of the more conservative members of the court catch on and inform the king... And he's fine with it.
23rd Feb '16 8:21:29 AM 20person
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**Although information from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' suggests that it was a combination of this trope and HeirInLaw, since the queen inherited Arendelle in her own right.
9th Feb '16 7:44:46 AM Philweasel
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' also has sibling co-rulers with [[PrincessesRule Princesses]] [[TheHighQueen Celestia]] and [[CreepyGood Luna]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' also has sibling co-rulers with [[PrincessesRule Princesses]] [[TheHighQueen Celestia]] and [[CreepyGood Luna]]. This unfortunately went a bit wrong in the backstory when Luna grew jealous at how everyone liked her sister better, in the present day Celestia still seems to be the effective ruler with Luna more often seen out [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Doing]] [[DreamWalker Stuff.]]
20th Dec '15 4:30:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSilmarillion'': Manwë and Varda, the King and Queen of [[PhysicalGod the Valar]].

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* ''TheSilmarillion'': ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'': Manwë and Varda, the King and Queen of [[PhysicalGod the Valar]].
8th Dec '15 10:24:41 PM Overanalyzer
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** In the backstory, Aegon the Conqueror and his [[BrotherSisterIncest sisters/wives]], Visenya and Rhaenys, functioned as this.
** Princess Nymeria and Prince Mors Martell were crowned together when they defeated the other Dornish kings.
28th Nov '15 3:06:38 AM Smeagol17
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* Roman Emperor {{Augustus}} and his third wife, Livia. After his death, she and her son Tiberius, Augustus' successor, shared power for a few years.

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* Roman Emperor {{Augustus}} {{UsefulNotes/Augustus}} and his third wife, Livia. After his death, she and her son Tiberius, Augustus' successor, shared power for a few years.
28th Nov '15 2:57:03 AM NozzDogg
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* Thomas Moore and Princess Fayiltha from ''TabletopGame/RocketAge''. Fayiltha mostly deals with management of Polintal and its affairs of state, while Thomas mostly handles the army. Surprisingly Thomas is much loved by the people despite being an Earthling married to a Martian princess.
12th Nov '15 11:24:32 PM Apocrypha
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* In [[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]], if Prince Roy of Pherae marries Princess Lilina of Ostia, they unite their territories and rule as equals.
* In FireEmblemTheSacredStones, if either Ephraim of Renais or Innes of Frelia marry L'Arachel, they become this since L'Arachel is the heiress of the Theocracy of Rausten by her own birthright.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[spoiler: when the player finishes the ''Invisible Kingdom'' path, the Avatar is crowned as the King or Queen of Touma. If said Avatar is married, his/her consort are specifically said to double as the new sovereign's NumberTwo and help him/her with different sides of the government (training the military, acting as a political advisor, etc.)]]

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* All over the place in ''Franchise/FireEmblem'':
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In [[FireEmblemElibe ''[[FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]], Seals]]'', if Prince Roy of Pherae marries Princess Lilina of Ostia, they unite their territories and rule as equals.
* ** In FireEmblemTheSacredStones, if either Ephraim of Renais or Innes of Frelia marry L'Arachel, they become this since L'Arachel is the heiress of the Theocracy of Rausten by her own birthright.
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birthright. It can also happen if Ephraim marries Innes's sister Tana or Innes marries Ephraim's sister Eirika, as both men are their country's crown prince.
** In ''[[FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'', if Elincia and Geoffrey, or [[spoiler:Micaiah and Sothe]], max out their support rank, then the epilogue states that said couple are fantastic rulers who lead their kingdoms into a golden age.
** Happens automatically in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''--Chrom automatically becomes Exalt in Chapter 11, and marries whichever of his [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] he has the most support points with. They are stated to be a good match for the country, and aren't afraid to [[BattleCouple step out onto the battlefield again]].[[note]]Unless he marries the Village Maiden, which only happens if he has no support points with anyone at all. In that case she only shows up once before vanishing from the game forever.[[/note]]
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In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', [[spoiler: when the player finishes the ''Invisible Kingdom'' ''Revelation'' path, the Avatar is crowned as the King or Queen of Touma. If said Avatar is married, his/her consort are specifically said to double as the new sovereign's NumberTwo and help him/her with different sides of the government (training the military, acting as a political advisor, etc.)]]and, in Azura's case, advisor.]]
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