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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.
12th Oct '16 11:21:16 AM roxana
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* Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra, as portrayed in ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra''. They are really bad at it (see Real Life below).

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* Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra, as portrayed in ''Film/NicholasAndAlexandra''. They are really ''really'' bad at it (see Real Life below).
11th Oct '16 6:42:54 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', it is possible to set up Queen Anora and [[spoiler:Alistair]] as the RulingCouple of Ferelden, but only if both agree to such a marriage and the latter's personality has been hardened (if not hardened, he ends up as a puppet ruler more interested in partying than being useful).
** If playing as the Female Human Noble, romancing [[spoiler: Alistair]] can make the Warden eventually become his HotConsort. It's lampshaded in the second game that she is clearly the one wearing the trousers in the relationship; it's further noted that the people of Ferelden absolutely adore her, particularly now that the other countries are downright ''terrified'' of how much of a badass their Queen is. Her husband also kind of worships the ground she walks on, and when he refers to her as "the old ball and chain," it's said with obvious affection.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', it ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
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is possible to set up Queen Anora and [[spoiler:Alistair]] [[spoiler: her brother in law Alistair]] as the RulingCouple of Ferelden, but only if both agree to such a marriage and the latter's personality has been hardened (if not hardened, he ends up as a puppet ruler PuppetKing more interested in partying than being useful).
** If playing as the Female Human Noble, romancing [[spoiler: Alistair]] can make the Warden eventually become his HotConsort. It's lampshaded in the second game that she is clearly the one wearing the trousers in the relationship; it's further noted that the people of Ferelden absolutely adore her, particularly now that the other countries are downright ''terrified'' of how much of a badass their Queen is. [[AmazonChaser Her husband also kind of worships the ground she walks on, on]], and when he refers to her as "the old ball and chain," it's said with obvious affection.



** In ''[[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 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.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals]]'', if [[WarriorPrince Prince Roy of Pherae Pherae]] marries [[LadyOfBlackMagic Princess Lilina of Ostia, Ostia]], they unite their territories. Even more, they also manage to reunite the ''other'' territories of Lycia into the Lycian Kingdom and rule as equals.
wisely over them, with ''Lilina'' being implied to have the biggest share of leadership (Ostia is the most powerful realm in Lycia and she ''also'' creates the Lycian League in her solo ending]]).
** In 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 guys are their country's crown prince.the Crown Princes ''and'' both women are [[LadyOfWar ladies of war]].
8th Oct '16 3:46:32 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/SallyTheWitch'', Sally's mother is both the HotConsort and the advisor of her husband aka Sally's dad aka the King of Astoria.



** Happens automatically in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''--Prince Chrom automatically 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 automatically 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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