History Main / StandardHeroReward

8th Jan '17 8:21:50 PM tyouker
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** What happens to Robert Baratheon is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]]. His reward for leading the rebellion against the Mad King is that he gets to claim the throne himself and marry the daughter of the kingdom's richest and most powerful noble. Unfortunately, the same qualities that made him a war hero make him a poor ruler, and he ends up hating the job and having a terrible relationship with his wife.

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** What happens to Robert Baratheon is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]]. His reward for leading the rebellion against the Mad King is that he gets to claim the throne himself and marry the daughter of the kingdom's richest and most powerful noble. Unfortunately, the same qualities that made him a war hero make him a poor ruler, ruler; his wife resents him and the marriage suffers from infidelity on both sides; and he ends up hating the job quickly becomes bored and having a terrible relationship with his wife.depressed.
8th Jan '17 8:19:02 PM tyouker
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** What happens to Robert Baratheon is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]]. His reward for leading the rebellion against the Mad King is that he gets to claim the throne himself and marry the daughter of kingdom's richest and most powerful noble. Unfortunately, the same qualities that made him a war hero make him a poor ruler, and he ends up hating the job and having a terrible relationship with his wife.

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** What happens to Robert Baratheon is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]]. His reward for leading the rebellion against the Mad King is that he gets to claim the throne himself and marry the daughter of the kingdom's richest and most powerful noble. Unfortunately, the same qualities that made him a war hero make him a poor ruler, and he ends up hating the job and having a terrible relationship with his wife.
8th Jan '17 8:17:59 PM tyouker
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**What happens to Robert Baratheon is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]]. His reward for leading the rebellion against the Mad King is that he gets to claim the throne himself and marry the daughter of kingdom's richest and most powerful noble. Unfortunately, the same qualities that made him a war hero make him a poor ruler, and he ends up hating the job and having a terrible relationship with his wife.
7th Dec '16 11:46:12 AM CritterKeeper
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* In "Fairy Story" (which I've found recorded by Molly & the Tinker and the Brobdingnagian Bards), the hero is rewarded with the choice to sleep with one of the King's two beautiful daughters. His preference? [[spoiler: He sleeps with the King instead; after all, it is a ''fairy'' story!]]
17th Nov '16 7:57:05 PM bryancrain88
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* Part of the reward offered by King Harold for killing the dragon Samaritan in the ''Fanfic/CatalystVerse''. Shaw accepts the quest for the "massive amounts of gold" part of the offer and would rather dispense with the princesses altogether.

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* Part of the reward offered by King Harold for killing the dragon Samaritan in the ''Fanfic/CatalystVerse''. Shaw accepts the quest for the "massive amounts of gold" part of the offer and would rather dispense with the princesses altogether. [[spoiler: The princess in question turns out to be Root, and the two do get engaged. Three years later, they're living together...and still engaged.]]
17th Nov '16 7:36:49 PM bryancrain88
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* Part of the reward offered by King Harold for killing the dragon Samaritan in the ''Fanfic/CatalystVerse''. Shaw accepts the quest for the "massive amounts of gold" part of the offer and would rather dispense with the princesses altogether.
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30th Oct '16 10:50:44 AM nombretomado
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* Analyzed in one edition of ''{{GURPS}} Fantasy''. The book mentioned that, if a king has no sons, this can be more of a cunning political maneuver than a simple romantic gesture. The reward motivates a hero to solve a major problem, the king's daughter is married off, and the successor to the throne will be a hero who has already won the respect of the people and lords by a heroic task (so a civil war isn't guaranteed to break out the moment the king dies).

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* Analyzed in one edition of ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Fantasy''. The book mentioned that, if a king has no sons, this can be more of a cunning political maneuver than a simple romantic gesture. The reward motivates a hero to solve a major problem, the king's daughter is married off, and the successor to the throne will be a hero who has already won the respect of the people and lords by a heroic task (so a civil war isn't guaranteed to break out the moment the king dies).
31st Aug '16 4:48:20 PM nombretomado
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* Toyed with in ''TheElenium''. After saving the Queen from a deadly curse, Sparhawk ends up marrying said Queen. His accidental marriage proposal in the process of her recovery was simply a means to an end on her part, as she had [[MayDecemberRomance been in love with him ever since she was an 8 year old girl and he was her bodyguard.]]

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* Toyed with in ''TheElenium''.''Literature/TheElenium''. After saving the Queen from a deadly curse, Sparhawk ends up marrying said Queen. His accidental marriage proposal in the process of her recovery was simply a means to an end on her part, as she had [[MayDecemberRomance been in love with him ever since she was an 8 year old girl and he was her bodyguard.]]
5th Aug '16 11:48:16 AM JackG
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5th Aug '16 11:41:31 AM JackG
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* Spoofed in ''Series/TheGoodies''. Tim wins the hand of the beautiful princess, but it's only the hand. Graham gets the top half to snog with, while Bill gets the rest (the legs).
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