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27th Nov '16 3:10:58 PM nombretomado
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* In ''OfMiceAndMen'', Curly's wife is this. He tries to keep her shut up in their house, threatening anyone who shows any attention to her, and generally leaves her feeling isolated and miserable. This leads to her trying to find workers who don't run for the hills when she flirts with them, and [[spoiler:sadly leads to her letting Lennie stroke her hair, in turn causing her to die when he begins shaking her violently.]]
* In ''TheHorseAndHisBoy,'' Aravis Tharkeena [[RunawayBride ran away from home]] to ''avert'' the trope. Not helped by how her "fiancè" is [[OldManMarryingAChild a much older]] SmugSnake, or by how the marriage was arranged by her [[ParentWithNewParamour much loathed]] WickedStepmother.

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* In ''OfMiceAndMen'', ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen'', Curly's wife is this. He tries to keep her shut up in their house, threatening anyone who shows any attention to her, and generally leaves her feeling isolated and miserable. This leads to her trying to find workers who don't run for the hills when she flirts with them, and [[spoiler:sadly leads to her letting Lennie stroke her hair, in turn causing her to die when he begins shaking her violently.]]
* In ''TheHorseAndHisBoy,'' ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy,'' Aravis Tharkeena [[RunawayBride ran away from home]] to ''avert'' the trope. Not helped by how her "fiancè" is [[OldManMarryingAChild a much older]] SmugSnake, or by how the marriage was arranged by her [[ParentWithNewParamour much loathed]] WickedStepmother.
20th Oct '16 5:31:52 PM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Chief Burguk of Dushnikh Yal's latest wife, Shel, is dressed in tavern wench clothing and does nothing but walk around. His other two wives, Arob and Gharol, are respectively manning the stronghold's walls and working the forge. Being [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orcs]], you'd think that being able to either forge steel or use it would be the ultimate trophy wife trait, but apparently Burguk thinks differently.
17th Sep '16 2:10:39 AM Furienna
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* In Literature/TheBible, Esther is chosen to be King Ahasuerus' queen, to replace Vashti, whom he had executed. An atypical example both because Esther was basically forced into it, and, though chosen largely for her looks, she actually turns out to be a {{Guile Hero}}ine who uses her position to save her people from genocide.

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* In Literature/TheBible, Esther is chosen to be King Ahasuerus' queen, queen to replace Vashti, whom he had executed.the banished Vashti. An atypical example both because Esther was basically forced into it, and, though chosen largely for her looks, she actually turns out to be a {{Guile Hero}}ine who uses her position to save her people from genocide.
14th Sep '16 9:13:41 AM jamespolk
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* In ''[[Film/TheMerryWidow1925 The Merry Widow]]'' this is the explicit deal, as creepy Baron Sadoja offers Sally the show girl not only money and power, but status and the chance to embarrass the royal family, as Sally was engaged to marry Prince Danilo before the King and Queen vetoed the wedding.

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* In ''[[Film/TheMerryWidow1925 The Merry Widow]]'' this is the explicit deal, as creepy Baron Sadoja offers Sally the show girl showgirl not only money and power, but status and the chance to embarrass the royal family, as Sally was engaged to marry Prince Danilo before the King and Queen vetoed the wedding.


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* ''Film/ThePowerAndTheGlory'': After Tom executes a hostile takeover of another railroad, the railroad's former owner basically throws his sexy daughter Eve at Tom out of desperation. It works, as Tom dumps his age-appropriate first wife Sally and marries Eve, who is young enough to be his daughter. Terrible tragedy ensues.
25th Jun '16 10:03:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ashley-Amber from ''{{Daria}},'' [[DumbBlonde Brittany]]'s stepmother. A former beer spokeswoman, she met her husband at a photo shoot; he's twenty years older than her. Ashley-Amber seems to be a typical DumbBlonde, but interestingly, [[AllThereInTheManual a tie-in book notes]] that she's been learning about joint property law behind her husband's back.

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* Ashley-Amber from ''{{Daria}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' [[DumbBlonde Brittany]]'s stepmother. A former beer spokeswoman, she met her husband at a photo shoot; he's twenty years older than her. Ashley-Amber seems to be a typical DumbBlonde, but interestingly, [[AllThereInTheManual a tie-in book notes]] that she's been learning about joint property law behind her husband's back.



* Nanette Manoir's mother from ''AngelaAnaconda'' is implied to be this.
* Kelly from ''TotalDrama'': The Ridonculous Race is said to be on by WordOfGod

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* Nanette Manoir's mother from ''AngelaAnaconda'' ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' is implied to be this.
* Kelly from ''TotalDrama'': ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': The Ridonculous Race is said to be on by WordOfGod
14th May '16 11:34:46 PM nombretomado
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* Katherine Wellington from ''HarpersIsland''. She even admits it.
* Jane Siegel Sterling on ''MadMen''. Roger Sterling throws over his wife of many years, Mona, for his sexy secretary. He soon tires of her, although she seems sincerely devoted to him. Don Draper marries his sexy secretary at the end of Season 4, although this is a less perfect example, as Don is about 15 years older than his wife as opposed to about 30 years between Roger and Jane, and Don's wife becomes his work colleague as well.

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* Katherine Wellington from ''HarpersIsland''.''Series/HarpersIsland''. She even admits it.
* Jane Siegel Sterling on ''MadMen''.''Series/MadMen''. Roger Sterling throws over his wife of many years, Mona, for his sexy secretary. He soon tires of her, although she seems sincerely devoted to him. Don Draper marries his sexy secretary at the end of Season 4, although this is a less perfect example, as Don is about 15 years older than his wife as opposed to about 30 years between Roger and Jane, and Don's wife becomes his work colleague as well.
24th Apr '16 9:01:16 PM MsChibi
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He might have found her at college where she was going to get some education before leaving with her MRSDegree.

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He might have found her at college where she was going to get some education before leaving with her MRSDegree.
MRSDegree. Or, she may have started out as TheMistress, and then at some point, her husband divorced his first wife to start a new life with ''her''.
28th Feb '16 1:00:23 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/JoePickett'': In ''Out of Range'', Stella Ennis is the latest in a string of trophy wives for ruthless entrepreneur Don Ennis. However, Stella is no brainless bimbo, and crosses into FemmeFatale territory, as Don learns to his regret.
22nd Jan '16 10:53:22 AM luiz4200
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* Jefferson D'Arcy on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' is close to this, as his wife seems to care mainly about his looks and willingness to indulge her. He married her hoping to get at her money.

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* Jefferson D'Arcy on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' is close to this, as his wife seems to care mainly about his looks and willingness to indulge her. He married her hoping to get at her money. He's close but not close enough to permanently prevent her from forcing him to get a job.
22nd Jan '16 10:31:07 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'': At a high school reunion, Cosmo lies to his former classmates by claiming he's a rich guy with a trophy wife. To advance the lie, he hypnotizes Britney Britney into playing the role and makes her wear a name tag that reads "Trophy Wife".
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