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22nd Jun '16 12:18:50 AM PaulA
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* In "Literature/TheTwoBrothers", collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, one of the brothers rescues a princess from a dragon, and is rewarded by marrying her and becoming viceroy of the kingdom.

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* In "Literature/TheTwoBrothers", collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, one of the brothers rescues a princess from is due to become the next maiden sacrificed to a dragon, and is rewarded by marrying the king promises that the man who saves her will get her hand in marriage and becoming viceroy of the kingdom.be king after his death.
21st Jun '16 11:46:27 PM PaulA
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* In "Literature/TheTwoBrothers", collected by Creator/TheBrothersGrimm, one of the brothers rescues a princess from a dragon, and is rewarded by marrying her and becoming viceroy of the kingdom.
11th Jun '16 4:16:31 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in the ''SwordOfTruth''. Richard does get the girl and the kingdom ... [[spoiler: but he's the prince]]. Later played straight when he [[spoiler: conquers the Midlands, and later the whole world. Especially because of the Death Spell where Kahlan is only known as the Galean Queen]].

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* Played with in the ''SwordOfTruth''.''Literature/SwordOfTruth''. Richard does get the girl and the kingdom ... [[spoiler: but he's the prince]]. Later played straight when he [[spoiler: conquers the Midlands, and later the whole world. Especially because of the Death Spell where Kahlan is only known as the Galean Queen]].
3rd Jun '16 4:16:03 PM Prfnoff
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* ''LittleKingsStory'' sees King Corobo rewarded with many princesses after completing certain tasks - all of whom ''instantly'' marry him. Near the end of the game [[spoiler: he's served seven divorce papers and has to stick with just one true love. Who is then ''eaten by a giant rat'' while the world ends in something of a GainaxEnding. The events are usually interpreted to be just a dream of the real Corobo and the real world counterparts of the "princesses" are not royalty anyway.]]

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* ''LittleKingsStory'' ''VideoGame/LittleKingsStory'' sees King Corobo rewarded with many princesses after completing certain tasks - all of whom ''instantly'' marry him. Near the end of the game [[spoiler: he's served seven divorce papers and has to stick with just one true love. Who is then ''eaten by a giant rat'' while the world ends in something of a GainaxEnding. The events are usually interpreted to be just a dream of the real Corobo and the real world counterparts of the "princesses" are not royalty anyway.]]



* ''Great Greed'' basically plays this straight during the ending, with one exception. The King will ask you if you want to marry one of his daughters. If you agree, he'll ask you to talk to the one you want to marry. However, you don't actually have to pick one of the princesses - with enough persistence, you can actually marry anyone in the room. In addition to the princesses, this includes the elderly (female) court wizard, two male bureaucrats, the Queen, and ''even the King himself!''

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* ''Great Greed'' ''VideoGame/GreatGreed'' basically plays this straight during the ending, with one exception. The King will ask you if you want to marry one of his daughters. If you agree, he'll ask you to talk to the one you want to marry. However, you don't actually have to pick one of the princesses - with enough persistence, you can actually marry anyone in the room. In addition to the princesses, this includes the elderly (female) court wizard, two male bureaucrats, the Queen, and ''even the King himself!''


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* The UsefulNotes/SegaMasterSystem version of ''VideoGame/{{Rastan}}'' ends with Rastan [[SaveThePrincess saving the princess]] and being offered her hand in marriage by the king of Chamois, as well as a large amount of treasure. However, he declines it on the grounds that "she's not the person to be the wife of a thief like me."
25th May '16 11:18:28 AM Julayla64
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25th May '16 11:16:06 AM Julayla64
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* While the 80s anime ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'' usually played its adaptations straight, one of the last episodes used ''The Brave Little Tailor'' as a subversion - the princess was so [[{{Gonk}} hideous]] and [[AbhorrentAdmirer obnoxious]] that the story ended with him [[KeepTheReward rejecting the reward]] in favor of [[AndTheAdventureContinues seeking further adventures]] rather than getting stuck with her.

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* While the 80s anime ''Grimm's Fairy Tale Classics'' ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' usually played its adaptations straight, one of the last episodes used ''The Brave Little Tailor'' as a subversion - the princess was so [[{{Gonk}} hideous]] and [[AbhorrentAdmirer obnoxious]] that the story ended with him [[KeepTheReward rejecting the reward]] in favor of [[AndTheAdventureContinues seeking further adventures]] rather than getting stuck with her.
7th May '16 2:50:02 PM johnnye
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire,'' Lord Rickard Karstark offers the hand of his maiden daughter to whoever captures Jaime Lannister. Since his only surviving male heir is a hostage, this carries with it a decent likelihood of becoming Lord Regent of Karhold after Rickard's death.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire,'' Lord Rickard Karstark offers the hand of his maiden daughter to whoever captures Jaime Lannister. Since his only surviving male heir is a hostage, this carries with it a decent likelihood of becoming Lord Regent of Karhold after Rickard's death. The first man to try to claim this reward is the [[PsychoForHire loathsome, sadistic mercenary]] Vargo Hoat... but Karstark is beheaded before he gets a chance to make any promises.
3rd May '16 9:34:10 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Simon of ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' basically gets this package. It should be said, though, that he and the princess had already fallen in love with each other during the story, he was [[spoiler:[[MosesInTheBullrushes the rightful heir all along]]]], and the kingdom is [[EarnYourHappyEnding in pretty sad shape]] when he gets it.

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* Simon of ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' basically gets this package. It should be said, though, that he and the princess had already fallen in love with each other during the story, he was [[spoiler:[[MosesInTheBullrushes [[spoiler:[[MosesInTheBulrushes the rightful heir all along]]]], and the kingdom is [[EarnYourHappyEnding in pretty sad shape]] when he gets it.
3rd May '16 9:33:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Literally phrased this way in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'': "As foretold, the Rivan King has returned. He has met our ancient foe and he has prevailed. His reward stands radiant at his side." Of course, he was [[MosesInTheBullrushes already the king to begin with]].

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* Literally phrased this way in ''Literature/TheBelgariad'': "As foretold, the Rivan King has returned. He has met our ancient foe and he has prevailed. His reward stands radiant at his side." Of course, he was [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes already the king to begin with]].
29th Apr '16 7:31:44 PM Bissek
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* The protagonist of Music/TomSmith's concept album ''The Last Hero On Earth'' is offered the hand of the princess he saves from the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Pirates from Dino Isle]]; the trope is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by the queen, who says "It's a very fine Old World Tradition to give the Hero a most precious thing!" and "How this circumstance has lead to romance is a wonderfully hoary cliche..."

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* The protagonist of Music/TomSmith's concept album ''The Last Hero On Earth'' is offered the hand of the princess he saves from the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Ninja Pirates from Dino Isle]]; the trope is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] by the queen, who says "It's a very fine Old World Tradition to give the Hero a most precious thing!" and "How this circumstance has lead to romance is a wonderfully hoary cliche..."" Notably, neither member of the newly betrothed couple is all that thrilled with this decision, and the princess decides to give the hero the reward he really wants instead - a way to get back home.
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