History Manga / ABridesStory

6th Jan '16 2:21:28 PM Koveras
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* TheAce: Barring her age, Amir is pretty much the perfect bride. Good at sewing, cooking, hunting, kind and patient etc. There's a funny moment when Pariya thinks of Amir and gets angry because she's struggling to learn to embroider while Amir is good at everything.
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* TheAce: Barring her age, Amir is pretty much the perfect bride. Good at sewing, cooking, hunting, kind and patient etc. There's a funny moment when Pariya thinks of Amir and gets angry because she's struggling to learn to embroider while Amir is good at everything. Later on, when Pariya tries to think of an impossibly perfect human being, guess which face springs into her mind?
2nd Jan '16 5:40:40 PM spirasen
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* {{Tsundere}}: Pariya, since she is naturally awkward and used to being disliked by everyone for her outspokenness, blushes furiously when she meets a suitor but then starts shouting at him the next minute. * TwinBanter: Laila and Leili again. It actually serves as a real shock to them when they have a differing opinion.
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* {{Tsundere}}: Pariya, since she is naturally awkward and used to being disliked by everyone for her outspokenness, blushes furiously when she meets a suitor suitor, but then starts shouting at him the next minute. minute. * TwinBanter: Laila and Leili again. It actually serves as a real shock to them when they have a differing opinion.

** Averted. Not only does Mori draw the patterns on their dresses, she draws it slightly differently between different panels.[[note]] She redraws it every single time a pattern is used, even when the pattern reappears ''three panels under the first instance''.[[/note]]
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** Averted. Not only does Mori draw the patterns on their dresses, she draws it slightly differently between different panels.[[note]] She [[note]]She redraws it every single time a pattern is used, even when the pattern reappears ''three panels under the first instance''.[[/note]]instance.''[[/note]]

* UnresolvedSexualTension: Several cases, the first being between Amir and Karluk (the latter doesn't feel ready to consummate the marriage yet – he probably isn't physically able to), and a second with Mr. Smith and Talas. Anis and Sherine's relationship can be seen this way as well.
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Several cases, the first being between Amir and Karluk (the latter doesn't feel ready to consummate the marriage yet -- he probably isn't physically able to), and a second with Mr. Smith and Talas. Anis and Sherine's relationship can be seen this way as well.

* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Laila and Leili end up engaged to their childhood friends Saahman and Farsahmi, respectively. Played with in that both pairs of siblings are at first unenthusiastic about it as they feel like they're just settling for each other at the behest of their parents. After they go on dates to get to know their respective fiancés, however, both sisters come to like what charm the boys hide behind their [[TheStoic usual bored expressions]] and each becomes convinced that they got the better catch. * WhenHeSmiles: The ecstatic smiles on Saahman's and Farsahmi's faces (which normally show either sarcasm or exasperation) at the end of their marriage reception in Chapter 26 actually stun the normally loud twins, now their wives, into silence.
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* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Laila and Leili end up engaged to their childhood friends Saahman and Farsahmi, respectively. Played with in that both pairs of siblings are at first unenthusiastic about it as they feel like they're just settling for each other at the behest of their parents. After they go on dates to get to know their respective fiancés, however, both sisters come to like what charm the boys hide behind their [[TheStoic usual bored expressions]] expressions,]] and each becomes convinced that they got the better catch. * WhenHeSmiles: The ecstatic smiles on Saahman's and Farsahmi's faces (which normally show either sarcasm or exasperation) exasperation), at the end of their marriage reception in Chapter 26 actually stun the normally loud twins, now their wives, into silence. silence.

* WiseBeyondHisYears: To modern sensibilities, twelve-year-old Karluk comes off as surprisingly mature for his age. In the setting, though, he's considered an adult and expected to act as such.
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* WiseBeyondHisYears: To modern sensibilities, twelve-year-old twelve year old Karluk comes off as surprisingly mature for his age. In the setting, though, he's considered an adult and expected to act as such.
21st Dec '15 9:57:10 AM randomtroper89
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* CakeEater: Karluk states that Amir's age doesn't bother him one bit, and in fact he wouldn't have her any other way.

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* CakeEater: LikesOlderWomen: Karluk states that Amir's age doesn't bother him one bit, and in fact he wouldn't have her any other way.
29th Nov '15 3:15:13 PM Winter
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The official translation went with Sherine
* ACupAngst: Anis starts to feel this way after the women at the bathhouse compare her to the much more buxom Shirin and imply [[BuxomIsBetter her husband would like her better if she filled out]]. Her husband later dismisses this.
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* ACupAngst: Anis starts to feel this way after the women at the bathhouse compare her to the much more buxom Shirin Sherine and imply [[BuxomIsBetter her husband would like her better if she filled out]]. Her husband later dismisses this.

* AmbiguouslyBi: Both Anis and Shirin love their husbands, but it becomes pretty obvious that their feelings for each other is more than just friendship. [[spoiler:After Shirin's husband dies Anis begs her own husband to marry Shirin as well]], which leads to Anis and Shirin getting even more intimate, and their story arc ends with all three being happily in love with each other.
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Both Anis and Shirin Sherine love their husbands, but it becomes pretty obvious that their feelings for each other is more than just friendship. [[spoiler:After Shirin's Sherine's husband dies Anis begs her own husband to marry Shirin Sherine as well]], which leads to Anis and Shirin Sherine getting even more intimate, and their story arc ends with all three being happily in love with each other.

** Anis's new friend, Shirin, clears a loaded plate, as in a whole chicken, in the time Anis looks away and looks back. She also likes to eat whole watermelons by herself.
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** Anis's new friend, Shirin, Sherine, clears a loaded plate, as in including a whole chicken, in the time Anis looks away and looks back. She also likes to eat whole watermelons by herself.

* GildedCage: Anis evidently feels this way about her luxurious home, since her husband is often absent, her baby is being raised by another woman, and she's not allowed to leave or even interact with people other than family. [[spoiler:This feeling is gone when Anis has her husband take Shirin as a second wife; she genuinely enjoys her home and her lush garden with Shirin to share it with.]]
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* GildedCage: Anis evidently feels this way about her luxurious home, since her husband is often absent, her baby is being raised by another woman, and she's not allowed to leave or even interact with people other than family. [[spoiler:This feeling is gone when Anis has her husband take Shirin Sherine as a second wife; she genuinely enjoys her home and her lush garden with Shirin Sherine to share it with.]]

* HappilyEverAfter: The conclusion to the twins' marriage arc. Anis and Shirin get a whole chapter dedicated to their happy ending.
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* HappilyEverAfter: The conclusion to the twins' marriage arc. Anis and Shirin Sherine get a whole chapter dedicated to their happy ending.

* OppositesAttract: Anis and Shirin in a (maybe?) platonic version. Shirin is quiet and stoic while Anis is blithe and innocent. They look [[ACupAngst very]] [[BuxomIsBetter different]] and come from different stations. Yet they just click.
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* OppositesAttract: Anis and Shirin Sherine in a (maybe?) platonic version. Shirin Sherine is quiet and stoic while Anis is blithe and innocent. They look [[ACupAngst very]] [[BuxomIsBetter different]] and come from different stations. Yet they just click.

* {{Polyamory}}: [[spoiler:Anis's husband]] takes [[spoiler:Shirin]] as second wife on his first wife's insistence. This was more for reasons of financial stability than lust, however. Well, for the husband at least.
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* {{Polyamory}}: [[spoiler:Anis's husband]] takes [[spoiler:Shirin]] [[spoiler:Sherine]] as second wife on his first wife's insistence. This was more for reasons of financial stability than lust, however. Well, for the husband at least. * PublicBathhouseScene: Much of Anis and Sherine's story takes place in the local women's baths, one of the few places women can gather outside the home. The men's bath is also shown, with Smith receiving a vigorous massage that involves popping every limb out of its socket.

* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Anis and Shirin, with heavy emphasis on ''romantic''; playing their first meeting like LoveAtFirstSight is just the tip of the iceberg, and it reaches ThreesomeSubtext after [[spoiler:Shirin marries Anis's husband at Anis's request]].
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* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Anis and Shirin, Sherine, with heavy emphasis on ''romantic''; playing their first meeting like LoveAtFirstSight is just the tip of the iceberg, and it reaches ThreesomeSubtext after [[spoiler:Shirin [[spoiler:Sherine marries Anis's husband at Anis's request]].

* SatelliteLoveInterest: Anis' husband. Other husbands like Karluk and Saahman and Farsahmi get more development and screentime. Besides brief scenes showing Mr. Smith around, he's only shown interacting with Anis and Shirin, he doesn't even get a name and in the end his sole role is making it possible for Anis and Shirin to be together.
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* SatelliteLoveInterest: Anis' husband. Other husbands like Karluk and Saahman and Farsahmi get more development and screentime. Besides brief scenes showing Mr. Smith around, he's only shown interacting with Anis and Shirin, Sherine, he doesn't even get a name and in the end his sole role is making it possible for Anis and Shirin Sherine to be together.

* UnresolvedSexualTension: Several cases, the first being between Amir and Karluk (the latter doesn't feel ready to consummate the marriage yet – he probably isn't physically able to), and a second with Mr. Smith and Talas. Anis and Shirin's relationship can be seen this way as well.
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* UnresolvedSexualTension: Several cases, the first being between Amir and Karluk (the latter doesn't feel ready to consummate the marriage yet – he probably isn't physically able to), and a second with Mr. Smith and Talas. Anis and Shirin's Sherine's relationship can be seen this way as well.
19th Nov '15 6:22:08 AM Winter
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Might as well include why she's making them do this
--> Rule One: Physical strength! Rule Two: Physical strength! There are no rules three or four, but rule five is physical strength!
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--> Rule One: Physical strength! Rule Two: Physical strength! There are no rules three or four, but rule five is physical strength!strength! If the time comes and you can't run at full speed while carrying two or three children, then that's as bad as sacrificing those children to the wolves!
19th Nov '15 6:19:39 AM Winter
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* ThereIsNoRuleSix: The twin's mother has this to say about raising children: --> Rule One: Physical strength! Rule Two: Physical strength! There are no rules three or four, but rule five is physical strength!
18th Nov '15 11:09:24 PM homogenized
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Fixing formatting.
* CakeEater: Karluk states that Amir's age doesn't bother him one bit, and in fact he wouldn't have her any other way.

** CakeEater: Karluk states that her age doesn't bother him one bit, and in fact he wouldn't have her any other way.

* CulturalPosturing: Possibly crossed with MuggingTheMonster. At least some of the nomads seem to find the Russian newcomers as little more than savages from the borderlands. [[ForegoneConclusion Yeah]], [[TsaristRussia about that]]… ** It can get really bad when it becomes obvious that nomads don't think of Russia as a huge nation with hundreds of thousands of soldiers but as another tribe that can be repelled by at best a couple hundred fighters with a few cannons.
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* CulturalPosturing: Possibly crossed with MuggingTheMonster. At least some of the nomads seem to find see the Russian newcomers not as little more than savages people from the borderlands. [[ForegoneConclusion Yeah]], [[TsaristRussia about that]]… ** It can get really bad when it becomes obvious that nomads don't think of Russia as a huge nation with hundreds of thousands of soldiers soldiers]] but as little more than savages from the borderlands or another tribe that can be repelled by at best a couple hundred fighters with a few cannons.cannons. [[ForegoneConclusion Yeah]], about that…

Less than 50 years after that, [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne events far to the west]] [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober will bring down the Tsar]] and eventually give rise to [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin some Georgian with a nice moustache]], who will take a far more mitts-on approach to the area. Just 20 years after that, the area's menfolk [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo will be severely depleted in another war against Germany]]. Less than 20 years after ''that'', the Aral Sea – featured prominently in the Twins' Story – will become the subject of disastrous [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet efforts to irrigate semi-arid lands for cotton production]] which shrink the sea and turn the area into an even more inhospitable wasteland. ** Already foreshadowed from Chapter 30 onward, when Amir's tribe ally themselves with the Russian-aligned Badan tribe in order to raze Karluk's town, seize their land and get Amir back. Due to their links with the Russians, the Badan have ample Russian weaponry, which they promise to place at the Halgals' disposal. In the ensuing battle, [[spoiler:the Badan betray the Halgals, seeking to seize the town and get rid of their "allies" at the same time. No doubt the Badan are doing the Russians' dirty work for them.]] Even though Karluk's hometown prevails, it, and the whole region, will eventually bend the knee to the Tsar, and [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalin]] after him.
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Less than 50 years after that, [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne events far to the west]] [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober will bring down the Tsar]] and eventually give rise to [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin some Georgian with a nice moustache]], who will take a far more mitts-on approach to the area. Just 20 years after that, the area's menfolk [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo will be severely depleted in another war against Germany]]. Less than 20 years after ''that'', the Aral Sea – featured prominently in the Twins' Story – will become the subject of disastrous [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet efforts to irrigate semi-arid lands for cotton production]] which shrink the sea and turn the area into an even more inhospitable wasteland. ** Already wasteland.\\\ This is already foreshadowed from Chapter 30 onward, when Amir's tribe ally themselves with the Russian-aligned Badan tribe in order to raze Karluk's town, seize their land and get Amir back. Due to their links with the Russians, the Badan have ample Russian weaponry, which they promise to place at the Halgals' disposal. In the ensuing battle, [[spoiler:the Badan betray the Halgals, seeking to seize the town and get rid of their "allies" at the same time. No doubt the Badan are doing the Russians' dirty work for them.]] Even though Karluk's hometown prevails, it, and the whole region, will eventually bend the knee to the Tsar, and [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalin]] after him.

* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Laila and Leili's parents. While their mother is regular sized, their father is a towering, powerfully built man easily twice her size. His size/strength explicitly played part in a RescueRomance that won his wife's affection.
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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: HugeGuyTinyGirl: ** Laila and Leili's parents. While their mother is regular sized, their father is a towering, powerfully built man easily twice her size. His size/strength explicitly played part in a RescueRomance that won his wife's affection.

* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Laila and Leili's parents. While their mother is regular sized, their father is a towering, powerfully built man easily twice her size. His size/strength explicitly played part in a RescueRomance ManChild: Amir, though it's more that won his wife's affection.she's innocent (and occasionally oblivious) rather than immature.

* MrFanservice: Hey, remember Amir's brother, Azel? He's kinda hot, right? Now, let's get him soaking wet and watch him strip. ** Oh, so you enjoyed that last part? Well, I guess it wouldn't be too much trouble for him to take his shirt off again. And let's give him a few bruises and bandages, why not?
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* MrFanservice: Hey, remember Amir's brother, Azel? He's kinda hot, right? Now, let's get him soaking wet and watch him strip. ** strip. Oh, so you enjoyed that last part? Well, I guess it wouldn't be too much trouble for him to take his shirt off again. And let's give him a few bruises and bandages, why not?

* UnmovingPlaid: Averted. Not only does Mori draw the patterns on their dresses, she draws it slightly differently between different panels.[[note]] She redraws it every single time a pattern is used, even when the pattern reappears ''three panels under the first instance''.[[/note]]
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* UnmovingPlaid: UnmovingPlaid: ** Averted. Not only does Mori draw the patterns on their dresses, she draws it slightly differently between different panels.[[note]] She redraws it every single time a pattern is used, even when the pattern reappears ''three panels under the first instance''.[[/note]]

* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: Amir, though it's more that she's innocent (and occasionally oblivious) rather than immature.
18th Nov '15 9:31:05 PM homogenized
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theknack101 should reread the story, both because it's story worth rereading and because they're remembering a few details wrong.
* AntiVillain: Amir's brother and cousins who are trying to take her back. Azel seems to be conflicted about it and did let her go once, giving her the chance to escape. And Joruk doesn't seem too interested in going through with it. After Amir's new family tells them to get lost, Joruk wants to throw in the towel and give up. He even comes alone later to warn Amir that their father has aligned himself with another family to bring her back.
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* AntiVillain: Amir's brother and cousins who are trying to take her back. Azel seems to be conflicted about it and did let her go once, giving her the chance to escape. And Joruk doesn't seem too interested in going through with it. After Amir's new family tells them to get lost, Joruk wants to throw in the towel and give up. He even comes alone later to warn Amir that their father has aligned himself with another family to bring take her back.new clan's land by force.
17th Nov '15 6:49:20 AM TheLaughingFist
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* {{Antivillain}}: Amir's brother and cousins who are trying to take her back. Azel seems to be conflicted about it and did let her go once, giving her the chance to escape. And Joruk doesn't seem too interested in going through with it. After Amir's new family tells them to get lost, Joruk wants to throw in the towel and give up. He even comes alone later to warn Amir that their father has aligned himself with another family to bring her back.
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* {{Antivillain}}: AntiVillain: Amir's brother and cousins who are trying to take her back. Azel seems to be conflicted about it and did let her go once, giving her the chance to escape. And Joruk doesn't seem too interested in going through with it. After Amir's new family tells them to get lost, Joruk wants to throw in the towel and give up. He even comes alone later to warn Amir that their father has aligned himself with another family to bring her back.
5th Nov '15 1:53:01 PM Winter
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Karluk's her husband. It's the other guy, the one who stole all the fruit off a neighbour's tree
* Antivillain: Amir's siblings who are trying to take her back. Azel seems to be conflicted about it and did let her go once, giving her the chance to escape. And Karluk doesn't seem too interested in going through with it. After Amir's new family tells them to get lost, Karluk wants to throw in the towel and give up. He even comes alone later to warn Amir that their father has aligned himself with another family to bring her back.
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* Antivillain: {{Antivillain}}: Amir's siblings brother and cousins who are trying to take her back. Azel seems to be conflicted about it and did let her go once, giving her the chance to escape. And Karluk Joruk doesn't seem too interested in going through with it. After Amir's new family tells them to get lost, Karluk Joruk wants to throw in the towel and give up. He even comes alone later to warn Amir that their father has aligned himself with another family to bring her back.
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