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30th Oct '16 3:33:16 PM nombretomado
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* An unusual variant from the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. Shortly after her father's death young Queen Selenay of Valdemar is charmed by [[TheEvilPrince Prince Thanel]] of Rethwellan and finds herself in a miserable marriage that ends when she is widowed in a [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "hunting accident"]][[note]]his kinsmen knew he had died during the attempted assassination of his wife, but also knew ''him'' and were happy to sweep the matter under the rug rather than deal with the political complications[[/note]]. Some 15 years later Selenay met her late husband's younger brother Daren in person for the first time and they [[LoveAtFirstSight fell for each other on the spot]].

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* An unusual variant from the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. Shortly after her father's death young Queen Selenay of Valdemar is charmed by [[TheEvilPrince Prince Thanel]] of Rethwellan and finds herself in a miserable marriage that ends when she is widowed in a [[TheCoronerDothProtestTooMuch "hunting accident"]][[note]]his kinsmen knew he had died during the attempted assassination of his wife, but also knew ''him'' and were happy to sweep the matter under the rug rather than deal with the political complications[[/note]]. Some 15 years later Selenay met her late husband's younger brother Daren in person for the first time and they [[LoveAtFirstSight fell for each other on the spot]].
21st Oct '16 8:27:23 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Series/OneLifeToLive: After teen sweethearts Jessica and Christian's relationship fizzled, she ended up with his brother Antonio, while he ended up with her sister Natalie.

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* ''Series/OneLifeToLive: ''Series/OneLifeToLive'': After teen sweethearts Jessica and Christian's relationship fizzled, she ended up with his brother Antonio, while he ended up with her sister Natalie.
5th Oct '16 1:22:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* According to ''AManForAllSeasons'', Thomas More preferred out of the two, the sister of the woman he married, but chose her because "it was the right thing to do." He, uh, didn't elaborate.

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* According to ''AManForAllSeasons'', ''Theatre/AManForAllSeasons'', Thomas More preferred out of the two, the sister of the woman he married, but chose her because "it was the right thing to do." He, uh, didn't elaborate.



* In ''[[FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', Briggid fears that either Jamuka or Midayle will pull this on her since they both had {{Bodyguard Crush}}es on her younger twin sister Edain. Her love talks with both males have them saying this isn't the case.

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* In ''[[FireEmblemJugdral ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem Seisen no Keifu]]'', Briggid fears that either Jamuka or Midayle will pull this on her since they both had {{Bodyguard Crush}}es on her younger twin sister Edain. Her love talks with both males have them saying this isn't the case.
25th Sep '16 4:25:35 PM Goldfritha
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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a PrecociousCrush while Carol is still immature; growing up makes Carol mature and Bob notice her.

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This can entail a BettyAndVeronica situation, where a quiet Betty whom he would never have noticed in the ordinary run of things comes to his attention when his prolonged wooing of Veronica means he sees a lot of her and so comes to notice her profound but not paraded virtues. Similarly, any other pair of contrasting siblings where one is immediately attractive, but either has hidden flaws, or is just not interested, and the other has HiddenDepths (such as a MilesGloriosus and TheSoCalledCoward) can produce this trope.

Or a situation where Bob and Carol are the same age, Alice much older, and Bob's interest is a PrecociousCrush while Carol is still immature; growing up makes Carol mature and Bob notice her.
24th Sep '16 9:03:01 AM Goldfritha
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* In Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/LoveAndFreindship'', Lady Dorothea, who had been Sir Edward's choice for his son's bride, married Sir Edward himself in the end.
16th Sep '16 11:12:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/HenryVIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was originally married to his older brother, Arthur. Naturally it was an ArrangedMarriage, so when Arthur died young it was agreed that Henry would marry his brother's widow (because you don't give up a strategic marriage to a literal Spanish Princess whose nephew is due to become ruler of one of the greatest empires the world had yet seen,[[note]]The nephew in question being Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, who was also Carlos I, King of Spain. In the former capacity, he ruled Austria, Burgundy, and the Low Countries as well as (at least theoretically) all of Germany and half of Italy, while in the latter capacity, he held not only Spain but also most of the Americas--and all of their silver.[[/note]] especially not when she and the new king [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage actually know and rather like each other and seem quite compatible personally]]). This was somewhat problematic--the concept of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affinity_%28canon_law%29 affinity]] meant that the couple was [[IncestIsRelative technically considered incestuous]], so the pope had to give special dispensation to allow it. When five of the couple's six children later died young ([[HeirClubForMen leaving only a daughter]]) Henry claimed that {{God}} disapproved of the marriage and that it should thus be annulled, "justifying" the separation of the English Church from the Roman when the Pope refused to retract the dispensation. This led, eventually, to the end of the Tudor succession/the passage of the English crown to the Stuarts, the EnglishCivilWar, and the birth of modern liberal representative democracy. Small trope, big impact.

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* UsefulNotes/HenryVIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was originally married to his older brother, Arthur. Naturally it was an ArrangedMarriage, so when Arthur died young it was agreed that Henry would marry his brother's widow (because you don't give up a strategic marriage to a literal Spanish Princess whose nephew is due to become ruler of one of the greatest empires the world had yet seen,[[note]]The nephew in question being Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, who was also Carlos I, King of Spain. In the former capacity, he ruled Austria, Burgundy, and the Low Countries as well as (at least theoretically) all of Germany and half of Italy, while in the latter capacity, he held not only Spain but also most of the Americas--and all of their silver.[[/note]] especially not when she and the new king [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage actually know and rather like each other and seem quite compatible personally]]). This was somewhat problematic--the concept of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affinity_%28canon_law%29 affinity]] meant that the couple was [[IncestIsRelative technically considered incestuous]], so the pope had to give special dispensation to allow it. When five of the couple's six children later died young ([[HeirClubForMen leaving only a daughter]]) Henry claimed that {{God}} disapproved of the marriage and that it should thus be annulled, "justifying" the separation of the English Church from the Roman when the Pope refused to retract the dispensation. This led, eventually, to the end of the Tudor succession/the passage of the English crown to the Stuarts, the EnglishCivilWar, UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar, and the birth of modern liberal representative democracy. Small trope, big impact.
13th Jul '16 1:31:11 AM PaulA
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** In Literature/TheCutlerSeries, Jed Booth wanted to marry Violet ([[spoiler:Lillian's real mother]]), but instead married her sister because polite society dictated he should court the oldest daughter.

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** In Literature/TheCutlerSeries, the Literature/CutlerSeries, Jed Booth wanted to marry Violet ([[spoiler:Lillian's real mother]]), but instead married her sister because polite society dictated he should court the oldest daughter.
13th Jul '16 1:29:49 AM PaulA
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** In the Landry series, when Ruby marries Paul Tate, Beau marries her twin sister Gisselle since he can't have Ruby.
** Cutler series: Jed Booth wanted to marry Violet ([[spoiler:Lillian's real mother]]), but instead married her sister because polite society dictated he should court the oldest daughter.
** A variant in the Logan series. Cary is heavily implied to be in love with his [[BrotherSisterIncest twin sister]] Laura, so after she dies, he ends up with their cousin ([[spoiler:second cousin, although they don't initially know that]]) Melody, whom everyone thinks looks like Laura.
* ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday''. Bart thinks he's successfully seduced brother Jory's wife Melodie away from him following the latter being left paralyzed after an accident, but eventually comes to realize he's only a substitute.

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** In the Landry series, Literature/LandrySeries, when Ruby marries Paul Tate, Beau marries her twin sister Gisselle Giselle since he can't have Ruby.
** Cutler series: In Literature/TheCutlerSeries, Jed Booth wanted to marry Violet ([[spoiler:Lillian's real mother]]), but instead married her sister because polite society dictated he should court the oldest daughter.
** A variant in the Logan series.Literature/LoganSeries. Cary is heavily implied to be in love with his [[BrotherSisterIncest twin sister]] Laura, so after she dies, he ends up with their cousin ([[spoiler:second cousin, although they don't initially know that]]) Melody, whom everyone thinks looks like Laura.
* ** ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday''. Bart thinks he's successfully seduced brother Jory's wife Melodie away from him following the latter being left paralyzed after an accident, but eventually comes to realize he's only a substitute.
25th Jun '16 2:16:07 PM talltalltree
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* ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday''. Bart thinks he's successfully seduced brother Jory's wife Melodie away from him following the latter being left paralyzed after an accident, but eventually comes to realize he's only a substitute.



* ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday''. Bart thinks he's successfully seduced brother Jory's wife Melodie away from him following the latter being left paralyzed after an accident, but eventually comes to realize he's only a substitute.
* A variant in Creator/JacquelineWilson's ''Hetty Feather'' series: Hetty's foster brother Jem promises to marry her when they grow up, but after Hetty returns to the Foundling Hospital, she is devastated to learn that Jem has now made the same promise to their younger foster sister Eliza. [[Spoiler: Ultimately subverted since Jem ultimately marries a third woman nothing to do with the family.]]

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* ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday''. Bart thinks he's successfully seduced brother Jory's wife Melodie away from him following the latter being left paralyzed after an accident, but eventually comes to realize he's only a substitute.
* A variant in Creator/JacquelineWilson's ''Hetty Feather'' series: Hetty's foster brother Jem promises to marry her when they grow up, but after Hetty returns to the Foundling Hospital, she is devastated to learn that Jem has now made the same promise to their younger foster sister Eliza. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted since Jem ultimately marries a third woman nothing to do with the family.]]
25th Jun '16 2:14:37 PM talltalltree
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* A variant in Creator/JacquelineWilson's ''Hetty Feather'' series: Hetty's foster brother Jem promises to marry her when they grow up, but after Hetty returns to the Foundling Hospital, she is devastated to learn that Jem has now made the same promise to their younger foster sister Eliza. [[Spoiler: Ultimately subverted since Jem ultimately marries a third woman nothing to do with the family.]]
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