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9th Dec '17 8:07:23 PM DoctorDetective
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* Literature/TheBible: How's this for an example? You get a guy named Jacob who is working for his uncle Laban. ([[Literature/TheBible You probably see where this is going, don't you?]]) He notices his daughter Rachel, who is quite beautiful... enough so for Jacob to offer to work seven years for Laban in order to marry Rachel (ItMakesSenseInContext). He does the work, gets married and learns (after the fact) that he just got hitched to [[spoiler:Rachel's decidedly less attractive sister, Leah]]. And then he works seven ''more'' years to get Rachel.


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* Literature/TheBible: How's this for an example? You get a guy named Jacob who is working for his uncle Laban. ([[Literature/TheBible You probably see where this is going, don't you?]]) He notices his daughter Rachel, who is quite beautiful... enough so for Jacob to offer to work seven years for Laban in order to marry Rachel (ItMakesSenseInContext). He does the work, gets married and learns (after the fact) that he just got hitched to [[spoiler:Rachel's decidedly less attractive sister, Leah]]. And then he works seven ''more'' years to get Rachel.
9th Dec '17 5:53:41 PM breakinglight11
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* In the ''Theatre/MrsHawking'' play series: Colonel Hawking, to his wife Victoria Hawking, the series protagonist.
6th Dec '17 10:32:22 PM MasterN
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** She's not so much unwanted as, when she forked over the Sapphire and said her mom told her to give it to the man she intended to marry, you were too young to really grasp what she was talking about. When she confronts you about it seven years later, you're not so much disinterested in marrying her as surprised she's in the Temple at all.

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** She's not so much unwanted as, when she forked over the Sapphire and said her mom told her to give it to the man she intended to marry, you were Link was too young to really grasp what she was talking about. When she confronts you him about it seven years later, you're hes not so much disinterested in marrying her as surprised she's in the Temple at all.
26th Sep '17 12:54:15 PM WillyFourEyes
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** As far as Shampoo and Cologne are concerned, Shampoo ''is'' already married to Ranma per the traditions of her village ([[BestHerToBedHer he defeated her in a fight]]), all they need is to have an official ceremony for him to admit it too. Shampoo even outright states that they're married in her home village's newspaper.

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** As far as Shampoo and Cologne are concerned, Shampoo ''is'' already married to Ranma per the traditions of her village ([[BestHerToBedHer he defeated her in a fight]]), fight]]); all they need is to have an official ceremony for him to admit it too. Shampoo even outright states that they're married in her home village's newspaper.



* In ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' Eugenie warmed up to the idea of being in an ArrangedMarriage with Albert, but her father eventually decided to cancel the engagement and arrange for her to marry Andrea instead, whom Eugenie did ''not'' like at all. [[spoiler:Not to mention that he's her [[BrotherSisterIncest half-brother]].]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'' ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'', Eugenie warmed up to the idea of being in an ArrangedMarriage with Albert, but her father eventually decided to cancel the engagement and arrange for her to marry Andrea instead, whom Eugenie did ''not'' like at all. [[spoiler:Not to mention that he's her [[BrotherSisterIncest half-brother]].]]



* Asayo Katsuragi from ''Manga/SakuraGari'' is a very tragic case. Not only her husband Tomohiko is obsessed with lead male Souma, but he actually is ''very'' [[DomesticAbuse abusive to her.]] And it's hinted that theirs was an ArrangedMarriage since her father is the onwer of the hospital he works in.

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* Asayo Katsuragi from ''Manga/SakuraGari'' is a very tragic case. Not only is her husband Tomohiko is obsessed with lead male Souma, but he actually is ''very'' very [[DomesticAbuse abusive to her.]] And it's hinted that theirs was an ArrangedMarriage since her father is the onwer of the hospital he works in.



** For worse, [[spoiler:Souma's stepmother Sakurako]] was this too. ''And'' [[spoiler: her child Youya was TheUnfavorite.]] She dealed via [[spoiler:[[WickedStepmother beating Souma, and later raping him]].]]
* King Hodr to Sigyn in ''Manga/BreakBlade''. Unlike most examples, Sigyn doesn't hate her husband, but married in order to make his best friend, Rygart, the one she actually loves, [[OperationJealousy to do something about it]]. She tried to love her husband at one point, but failed to. Hodr, despite that he clearly loves her, knows full well she thinks of him as nothing more than a friend, which is what helps him agree [[spoiler:to a divorce]].

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** For Even worse, [[spoiler:Souma's stepmother Sakurako]] was this too. ''And'' And [[spoiler: her child Youya was TheUnfavorite.]] She dealed via dealt with it by [[spoiler:[[WickedStepmother beating Souma, and later raping him]].]]
* King Hodr to Sigyn in ''Manga/BreakBlade''. Unlike most examples, Sigyn doesn't hate her husband, but married in order to make his best friend, Rygart, the one she actually loves, [[OperationJealousy to do something about it]]. She tried to love her husband at one point, but [[NoSparks failed to. to]]. Hodr, despite that he clearly loves being in love with her, knows full well she thinks of him as [[JustFriends nothing more than a friend, friend]], which is what helps him agree [[spoiler:to a divorce]].



* This was essentially the plot of the Eddie Murphy film ''Film/{{Norbit}}''.

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* This was essentially the plot of the Eddie Murphy Creator/EddieMurphy film ''Film/{{Norbit}}''.
25th Aug '17 8:16:53 PM DrY9K
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Quagmire gets drunk and accidentally marries an elderly hooker. He can't divorce her, because legally he could lose his home to her. [[StatusQuoIsGod Of course]], in the end, the hooker consents to divorce when she realizes that Quagmire isn't happy with her.
24th Apr '17 4:24:50 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', Victor of Velthomer and Cigyun of Velthomer were this to each other, since Victor was by all accounts a nasty piece of work and cheated on her repeatedly, not to mention how he raped her favorite maid in a drunken stupor, so it's no wonder that Sigyun ended up having an affair with [[spoiler:Prince Kurth]] which produced [[spoiler:Deirdre]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', Victor of Velthomer and Cigyun of Velthomer were this to each other, since Victor was by all accounts a nasty piece of work and cheated on her repeatedly, not to mention how he raped raping her favorite maid in a drunken stupor, so it's no wonder that Sigyun ended up having an affair with [[spoiler:Prince Kurth]] which produced [[spoiler:Deirdre]].
18th Apr '17 7:43:02 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', Victor of Velthomer and Cigyun of Velthomer were this to each other, since Victor was by all accounts a nasty piece of work and cheated on her repeatedly, not to mention how he raped her favorite maid in a drunken stupor, so it's no wonder that Sigyun ended up having an affair with [[spoiler:Prince Kurth]] which produced [[spoiler:Deirdre]].
18th Apr '17 6:58:33 PM Katsuhagi
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** Visenya Targaryen was said to be this to her brother/husband Aegon I, who was in an ArrangedMarriage with her per Valyrian custom, but he later chose to voluntarily wed their other sister Rhaenys. It was said that Aegon spent ten nights with Rhaenys for every one with Visenya, and it was even rumored that she was appointed to supervise the Red Keep's construction so Aegon wouldn't have to suffer her presence.

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** Visenya Targaryen was said to be this to her brother/husband Aegon I, who was in an ArrangedMarriage with her per Valyrian custom, but he later chose to voluntarily wed their other sister Rhaenys. It Rhaenys and was said that Aegon to have spent ten nights with Rhaenys for every one with Visenya, and making it obvious to anyone who his favorite was. It was even rumored that she Visenya was appointed to supervise the Red Keep's construction so Aegon wouldn't have to suffer her presence.
18th Apr '17 6:56:12 PM Katsuhagi
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** Visenya Targaryen was said to be this to her brother/husband Aegon I, who was in an ArrangedMarriage with her but later chose to voluntarily wed their other sister Rhaenys. It was said that Aegon spent ten nights with Rhaenys for every one with Visenya, and it was even rumored that she was appointed to supervise the Red Keep's construction so Aegon wouldn't have to suffer her presence.

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** Visenya Targaryen was said to be this to her brother/husband Aegon I, who was in an ArrangedMarriage with her per Valyrian custom, but he later chose to voluntarily wed their other sister Rhaenys. It was said that Aegon spent ten nights with Rhaenys for every one with Visenya, and it was even rumored that she was appointed to supervise the Red Keep's construction so Aegon wouldn't have to suffer her presence.
17th Apr '17 7:21:02 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', Matsuri Washuu is unhappily married to a woman that he describes as "dull" and completely uninteresting. It was an ArrangedMarriage that he actively tried to avoid, spending a decade living in Germany and only writing to his fiancee when forced to do so. The lack of interest seems to be mutual, since she admits she doesn't really understand what he does for a living and doesn't really care to learn. Their marriage was purely a political matter, solidifying ties between the [[TheClan Washuu Clan]] and another influential family.

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul[=:Re=]'', Matsuri Washuu is unhappily married to a woman that he describes as "dull" and completely uninteresting. It was an ArrangedMarriage that he actively tried to avoid, spending a decade living in Germany and only writing to his fiancee when forced to do so. The lack of interest seems to be mutual, since she admits she doesn't really understand what he does for a living and doesn't really care to learn. Their marriage was purely a political matter, solidifying ties between the [[TheClan Washuu Clan]] and another influential family. The fact that he's [[spoiler:[[IncompatibleOrientation only interested in men]]]] probably has a large amount to do with it as well.
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