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15th Apr '16 4:06:29 AM MajinAkuma
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2nd Apr '16 4:33:20 PM Jacob175
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-->-- ''TheOffspring'', "Why Don't You Get A Job?''

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-->-- ''TheOffspring'', ''Music/TheOffspring'', "Why Don't You Get A Job?''






* Hunding in [[Music/RichardWagner Wagner's]] ''Ring'' cycle (''Die Walküre''), whom Sieglinde had to marry against her will. She drugs him to facilitate her [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous love]] for her brother Siegmund.



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* In samurai RPG ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', this is a disadvantage that characters can take. Considering that wives are in charge of the man's finances, this can be especially painful for male [=PCs=], while the male domination of most marriages makes it physically painful for many wives. It's [[CrapsackWorld not a nice setting sometimes.]]
* From ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' there's Kayla who became Urza's wife after he won her hand in marriage by winning a contest of strength with an automaton he built. He was more interested in the relics in her father's vault than her.
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* In a NonstandardGameOver of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIV'', Rosella ends up marrying the hunchbacked son of the game's antagonist.
** Subverted later [[spoiler: Edgar was transmogrified into a hunchback, and had been kidnapped by Lolotte as a baby. Genesta transforms him into his ''true'' form, a handsome Fae Prince. In the seventh game, he's kidnapped and transmogrified ''again.'' After Rosella saves him, the pair wisely agree to a proper courtship before rushing into anything.]]

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* In a NonstandardGameOver of ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIV'', ''VideoGame/KingsQuestIVThePerilsOfRosella'', Rosella ends up marrying the hunchbacked son of the game's antagonist.
** Subverted later [[spoiler: Edgar was transmogrified into a hunchback, and had been kidnapped by Lolotte as a baby. Genesta transforms him into his ''true'' form, a handsome Fae Prince. In the [[VideoGame/KingsQuestVIIThePrincelessBride seventh game, game]], he's kidnapped and transmogrified ''again.'' After Rosella saves him, the pair wisely agree to a proper courtship before rushing into anything.]]



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Seymour asks Yuna to marry him. She agrees to it, but [[spoiler:only to get close enough to confront him about murdering his father]]. Later in the game, he forces her to marry him while the rest of the party are held at gun point watching. Even stranger and {{squick}}ier is the fact that said wedding and Seymour's planting of a ForcefulKiss takes place while [[spoiler:he is technically ''dead'']]; Yuna's reaction is to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome angrily wiping her mouth with her sleeve]].

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'', Seymour asks Yuna to marry him. She agrees to it, but [[spoiler:only to get close enough to confront him about murdering his father]]. Later in the game, he forces her to marry him while the rest of the party are held at gun point watching. Even stranger and {{squick}}ier is the fact that said wedding and Seymour's planting of a ForcefulKiss takes place while [[spoiler:he is technically ''dead'']]; Yuna's reaction is to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome angrily wiping her mouth with her sleeve]].



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* In samurai RPG ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', this is a disadvantage that characters can take. Considering that wives are in charge of the man's finances, this can be especially painful for male [=PCs=], while the male domination of most marriages makes it physically painful for many wives. It's [[CrapsackWorld not a nice setting sometimes.]]
* From ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' there's Kayla who became Urza's wife after he won her hand in marriage by winning a contest of strength with an automaton he built. He was more interested in the relics in her father's vault than her.

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* In samurai RPG ''TabletopGame/LegendOfTheFiveRings'', this is a disadvantage ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1508 Slick argues that characters can take. Considering that all wives are in charge of the man's finances, "ball and chain" and this can be especially painful for male [=PCs=], while the male domination of most marriages makes it physically painful for many wives. It's [[CrapsackWorld not a nice setting sometimes.]]
* From ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' there's Kayla who became Urza's wife after he won her hand in marriage by winning a contest of strength with an automaton he built. He was more interested in the relics in her father's vault than her.
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* Hunding in [[Music/RichardWagner Wagner's]] ''Ring'' cycle (''Die Walküre''), whom Sieglinde had to marry against her will. She drugs him to facilitate her [[BrotherSisterIncest incestuous love]] for her brother Siegmund.
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=1508 Slick argues that all wives are the "ball and chain" and this trope.]]
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1st Apr '16 11:22:23 PM HeroGal2347
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* In ''Series/TheATeam'' episode "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E12TillDeathDoUsPart Till Death Do Us Part]]", to keep an heiress' crooked fiance from getting his hands on her money (the reason he wanted to marry her), Hannibal has Face marry her instead. Face drags his feet the whole way. However, it's not so much objection to Jackie in particular (he does give hints of wanting to date her) as it is the fact that he has major {{commitment issues}}.
10th Mar '16 11:45:43 PM harostar
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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.
24th Feb '16 8:36:28 AM roxana
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* [[Literature/PavilionOfWomen Wu Fengmo]] accedes willingly to an arranged marriage with Kang Linyi only to find they have nothing in common. He goes to America to study and falls seriously in love with an American girl but chooses to return to China - and Linyi. Luckily for this unwanted spouse her husband feels strongly obligated to her - having after all chosen to marry her - and works hard to make her feel needed and happy.
6th Feb '16 11:36:51 PM nombretomado
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* This was the basis of most of the comedy in ''MarriedWithChildren'', what with Al's dislike of his oversexed wife, Peg.
* Maris on ''{{Frasier}}'' eventually turned into this before the divorce storyline.

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* This was the basis of most of the comedy in ''MarriedWithChildren'', ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', what with Al's dislike of his oversexed wife, Peg.
* Maris on ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' eventually turned into this before the divorce storyline.



* Sam of Australian serial ''{{Neighbours}}'' was this to estranged husband Dan. Seemingly brought in for no other reason than to complicate his relationship with Libby, she hung around, trying to persuade him that they could give it another shot. Dan being the honorable man he is, agreed to try, but it was clear that, though he by no means hated her or wanted her to leave, he would have much preferred it if she had not come back. This is much clearer the second time it happens; after giving up and leaving for a while, Sam reappears heavily pregnant just in time to spoil Dan and Libby's upcoming wedding.

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* Sam of Australian serial ''{{Neighbours}}'' ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' was this to estranged husband Dan. Seemingly brought in for no other reason than to complicate his relationship with Libby, she hung around, trying to persuade him that they could give it another shot. Dan being the honorable man he is, agreed to try, but it was clear that, though he by no means hated her or wanted her to leave, he would have much preferred it if she had not come back. This is much clearer the second time it happens; after giving up and leaving for a while, Sam reappears heavily pregnant just in time to spoil Dan and Libby's upcoming wedding.



* Played for laughs during a series of skits on InLivingColor, where an elderly couple pretend to be the standard for lasting marriage, but behind close doors throw insults and try to kill each other. The skit ends with someone walking in on them and mistaking what they see as an elderly couple nearly having sex, instead of witnessing attempted murder.

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* Played for laughs during a series of skits on InLivingColor, ''Series/InLivingColor'', where an elderly couple pretend to be the standard for lasting marriage, but behind close doors throw insults and try to kill each other. The skit ends with someone walking in on them and mistaking what they see as an elderly couple nearly having sex, instead of witnessing attempted murder.
8th Dec '15 12:56:27 PM roxana
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* Prince Dolph in the Literature/{{Xanth}} novel ''Isle of View'' has two fiancées. He is under an obligation to marry them, but he can't marry both, and the one he wants to marry isn't in love with him.

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* Prince Dolph in the Literature/{{Xanth}} novel ''Isle of View'' has two fiancées. He is under an obligation to marry them, but he can't marry both, and the one he wants to marry isn't in love with him. The girl he doesn't love will ''die'' if he doesn't marry her. Fortunately Dolph and his fiancées are under-age so there's time to sort the mess out.
6th Dec '15 4:44:49 AM Vir
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* It is revealed in the ComicTieIn ''The Search'' for ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that Ursa was pretty much kidnapped to be Ozai's wife.

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* It is revealed in the ComicTieIn comic tie-in ''The Search'' for ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' that Ursa was pretty much kidnapped to be Ozai's wife.
15th Nov '15 6:03:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', another series by RumikoTakahashi, centers on a young man who accidentally marries an alien princess. He wants someone else. Anyone else.

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* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', another series by RumikoTakahashi, Creator/RumikoTakahashi, centers on a young man who accidentally marries an alien princess. He wants someone else. Anyone else.
18th Oct '15 7:05:04 PM Katsuhagi
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** While the relationship was by all accounts far better than his parents', Rhaegar himself is hinted to have felt this way about his wife Elia, since Daenerys thinks it says a lot when Barristan Selmy says Rhaegar was only "fond" of her. If so it might help explain why Rhaegar took such an uncharacteristically reckless action as [[UnreliableNarrator allegedly]] kidnapping Lyanna Stark and kickstarting the civil war that ultimately brought down the dynasty.

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** While the relationship was by all accounts far better than his parents', Rhaegar himself is hinted to have felt this way about his wife Elia, since Daenerys thinks it says a lot when Barristan Selmy says Rhaegar was only "fond" of her. If so it might help explain why Rhaegar took such an uncharacteristically reckless action as [[UnreliableNarrator allegedly]] kidnapping Lyanna Stark while still married to Elia and kickstarting in the process kickstarted the civil war that ultimately brought down the dynasty.
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