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14th Jun '18 9:23:35 PM three_of_Six
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' also has [[LoveGoddess Cadance]] and [[DorkKnight Shining Armor]], who rule the Crystal Empire.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' also has [[LoveGoddess Cadance]] and [[DorkKnight Shining Armor]], who rule the Crystal Empire.
14th Jun '18 9:23:07 PM three_of_Six
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* A variant in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra:'' after the death of [[EvilPrince their father]], siblings [[CreepyTwins Desna and Eska]] rule the Northern Water Tribe together. Though there ''is'' still [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed a scene]] with some IncestSubtext...
* ''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.]]
** PlayedStraight with [[LoveGoddess Cadance]] and [[DorkKnight Shining Armor]], who rule the Crystal Empire.

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\n* A variant in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra:'' after the death of [[EvilPrince their father]], siblings [[CreepyTwins Desna and Eska]] rule the Northern Water Tribe together. Though there ''is'' still [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed a scene]] with some IncestSubtext...\n* ''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.]]
** PlayedStraight with
[[LoveGoddess Cadance]] and [[DorkKnight Shining Armor]], who rule the Crystal Empire.
10th Apr '18 1:20:49 PM intastiel
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* Belgarion and Ce'Nedra of Riva, and Korodullin and Mayaserana of Arendia from the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''.
** Rhodar and Porrenn of Drasnia ''divide'' their power: One for internal affairs, the other for external ones.

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* Belgarion and Ce'Nedra of Riva, and Korodullin and Mayaserana of Arendia from the ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''.
In ''Literature/TheBelgariad'':
** Drasnia's King Rhodar and Queen Porrenn of Drasnia ''divide'' divide their power: One for duties: one handles internal affairs, while the other for is in charge of external ones.ones.
** The Kings and Queens of Arendia are political equals, each representing one of the two duchies that comprise the kingdom. In the ''Malloreon'', this proves instrumental in resolving the ancient civil war between the duchies, simply by sorting out which proclamations are made under their ducal authority and which are royal.
** {{Invoked|Trope}} by Belgarion of Riva when he [[RightfulKingReturns claims his royal title]]. Ancient treaty [[ArrangedMarriage requires him to marry]] the Tolnedran princess Ce'Nedra, to Ce'Nedra's absolute disgust at being reduced to a political pawn. When he accepts her proposal, he publicly declares that they will rule jointly with equal authority, a gesture of respect that lays the foundation for a more genuine relationship and [[HappilyMarried happy marriage]].
4th Apr '18 12:11:47 AM ultimomant
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* Queen Moon and King River, the parents of the titular character of StarVsTheForcesOfEvil, have
shades of this. They are almost always shown together when it comes to making decisions about Mewni and both are treated as if they were the reigning monarch. Downplayed a bit later, as it is established that Moon is the actual ruler, having inherited the throne from her own mother, and appears to have more duties than River, as fitting for their matriarchal kingdom.

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* Queen Moon and King River, the parents of the titular character of StarVsTheForcesOfEvil, have
''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', have shades of this. They are almost always shown together when it comes to making decisions about Mewni and both are treated as if they were the reigning monarch. Downplayed a bit later, as it is established that Moon is the actual ruler, having inherited the throne from her own mother, and appears to have more duties than River, as fitting for their matriarchal kingdom.
3rd Apr '18 3:22:13 PM QueenMarine
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3rd Apr '18 3:19:59 PM QueenMarine
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* Queen Moon and King River, the parents of the titular character of StarVsTheForcesOfEvil, have
shades of this. They are almost always shown together when it comes to making decisions about Mewni and both are treated as if they were the reigning monarch. Downplayed a bit later, as it is established that Moon is the actual ruler, having inherited the throne from her own mother, and appears to have more duties than River, as fitting for their matriarchal kingdom.
23rd Mar '18 5:44:17 AM YZQ
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*During the Tang Dynasty, Tang Gaozong's second empress UsefulNotes/WuZetian exercised great power during his reign, especially in the later half when Gaozong was marred by ill health. While traditional Chinese historians had rated him weak and ineffectual, modern evaluations of his and Wu's reigns were more positive, with many attributing the couple as setting foundations for the prosperity during their grandson Xuanzong's early reign.
8th Feb '18 6:37:13 AM IdentityUnknown
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* Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora led the Byzantine Empire.

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* Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora led co-led the Byzantine Eastern Roman Empire.
4th Feb '18 10:06:22 AM HarpieSiren
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** Happens automatically in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''--Prince Chrom becomes Exalt in Chapter 11, and marries whichever of his [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] he has [[DorkKnight the]] [[WhiteMage most]] [[TomBoy support]] [[ShrinkingViolet points]] [[PlayerCharacter 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, who is not a warrior or healer but a GirlNextDoor, only shows up once before promising to take care of little Lucina and vanishing from the game forever.[[/note]]

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** Happens automatically in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''--Prince Chrom becomes Exalt in Chapter 11, and marries whichever of his [[LoveInterest Love Interests]] he has [[DorkKnight the]] [[WhiteMage most]] [[TomBoy support]] [[ShrinkingViolet points]] [[PlayerCharacter with.]] 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, who is not a warrior or healer but a GirlNextDoor, only shows up once before promising to take care of little Lucina and vanishing from the game forever.[[/note]]
24th Jan '18 5:06:56 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookoftheFallen'': [[spoiler:Tehol and Janath]], after the seventh book.

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* ''Literature/MalazanBookoftheFallen'': [[spoiler:Tehol ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'': Starting in the ninth book, ''Literature/DustOfDreams'', the recently crowned King Tehol Beddict and Janath]], after his [[NewOldFlame newly wed wife and previous professor]] Queen Janath Anar are seen jointly ruling the seventh book.Kingdom of Lether. Janath also happens to be the kingdom's historian and Tehol never fails to ask her opinion on everything.
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