History PlayingWith / OldManMarryingAChild

14th Sep '15 10:05:26 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exploited''': In Alice's culture, daughters are considered commodities, and the younger and prettier they are, the more valuable. So Alice's parents marry her off to someone wealthy, who will pay them nice sums of money/livestock/land/etc. in exchange for Alice's hand.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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In Alice's culture, daughters are considered commodities, and the younger and prettier they are, the more valuable. So Alice's parents marry her off to someone wealthy, who will pay them nice sums of money/livestock/land/etc. in exchange for Alice's hand.
14th Sep '15 9:39:13 PM MsChibi
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** In this setting, a high value is placed on reproduction, and average life expectancies (and [[MyBiologicalClockIsTicking reproductive lifespans]]) are much shorter than a modern, Western audience is used to. Thus, they have no concept of "adolescence"; a person is either a child or an adult, and considered to be an adult as soon as they reach puberty.
14th Sep '15 9:34:59 PM MsChibi
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???In Alice's culture, daughters are considered commodities, and the younger and prettier they are, the more valuable. So Alice's parents marry her off to someone wealthy, who will pay them nice sums of money/livestock/land/etc. in exchange for Alice's hand.
** In a place where there's a war going on, or where there's some kind of natural disaster or plague, sexual violence towards young girls is on the increase. Since a girl who isn't a virgin at the time of marriage is considered in this society to be DefiledForever, Alice's parents want to marry her off ASAP, with the (erroneous) idea that if she's married, she can't be (or is less likely to be) raped.
** In a society where it's assumed that AllWomenAreLustful, and where virginity is particularly valued in a new bride, Alice's parents want to marry her off ASAP, so she won't act on her urges and shame the family.
** Bob wants to ensure that his wife is a virgin, and feels that the younger she is, the more likely she is to actually be one.
** Alice's parents are poor. Marrying Alice off means one less mouth for them to feed.
20th Oct '14 2:13:08 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Downplayed''': Alice is 15 and married to a 27 year old man.

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** A 100-year-old Bob gets married to Alice while she is still a fetus in her mother's womb. (No word on how Bob knows the fetus is a girl.)
* '''Downplayed''': Alice is 15 and married to a 27 year old 27-year-old man.



** An ArrangedMarriage is necessary in a hurry to seal TheAlliance and Alice and Bob are the only ones available.
* '''Inverted''': Bob is 12 and being married off to 50-year-old Alice
* '''Subverted''':

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** An ArrangedMarriage is necessary in a hurry to seal TheAlliance and Alice and Bob AliceAndBob are the only ones available.
* '''Inverted''': Bob is 12 and being married off to 50-year-old Alice
Alice.
* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':



* '''Double Subverted''':

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':



** But her youthful appearance makes her more desirable to Bob.

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** But her youthful appearance makes her more desirable to Bob.



* '''Parodied''': A 100 year Bob gets married to Alice while she is still a fetus in her mother's womb.

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* '''Parodied''': A 100 year Bob gets married to Alice while she is still a fetus in her mother's womb.''chooses'' [[HappilyMarried to marry Bob]], [[MayDecemberRomance despite their age difference]].



* '''Averted''':

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':



* '''Enforced''':

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':



** May be used in a {{Lolicon}} work as FetishFuel.
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': Bob comes to the home of Alice's father and offers him the customary bride price (and maybe some more) for the privilege of Alice's hand (and presumably the rest of her)

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** May be used in a {{Lolicon}} work as FetishFuel.
FetishFuel.
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
"I hear AliceAndBob got married." "[[WhatTheHellHero But she's still just a little girl!]]"
* '''Invoked''': Bob comes to the home of Alice's father and offers him the customary bride price (and maybe some more) for the privilege of Alice's hand (and presumably the rest of her)her).



* '''Defied''': Bob doesn't want to marry a little girl, no matter how [[VirginPower innocent and pure]] she may be.
* '''Discussed''': Can you imagine living in a place like that, where a little girl could be married off to a middle-aged man?
* '''Conversed''': [[WhatTheHellHero But she's still just a little girl!]]
* '''Deconstructed''': This can lead to problems; Alice's reproductive system may not be ready to handle Bob's full-sized penis yet (which can lead to injury and infertility), and younger mothers have a hard time giving birth. (Which could result in DeathByChildbirth). Not to mention, Alice may not be given a say in whom she marries (especially if this is a [[ValuesDissonance cultural thing]].)

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
**
Bob doesn't want to marry a little girl, no matter how [[VirginPower innocent and pure]] she may be.
** [[ParentalMarriageVeto Alice's parents turn Bob away.]]
** It's illegal in the setting to marry before age 18.
* '''Discussed''': Can ???
* '''Conversed''': "Can
you imagine living in a place like that, where a little girl could be married off to a middle-aged man?
* '''Conversed''': [[WhatTheHellHero But she's still just a little girl!]]
man?"
* '''Deconstructed''': This can lead to problems; Alice's reproductive system may not be ready to handle Bob's full-sized penis yet (which can lead to injury and infertility), and younger mothers have a hard time giving birth. (Which birth, which could result in DeathByChildbirth). DeathByChildbirth. Not to mention, Alice may not be given a say in whom she marries (especially if this is a [[ValuesDissonance cultural thing]].)thing]]).
9th Oct '14 4:06:03 AM RatherRandomRachel
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** Although Bob is engaged to Alice, it's a political move and nothing more, and he is only doing it to seal an alliance while he can.
7th Jan '14 11:20:09 AM Tangerineandpuce
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* '''Downplayed''': Alice is 15 and married to a 45 year old man.

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* '''Downplayed''': Alice is 15 and married to a 45 27 year old man.
4th Sep '13 4:34:35 PM dclark
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** Alice is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, but Bob is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld nearly 100,000]] and was engaged to Alice almost as soon as she was born.
26th May '13 5:31:28 PM GeneralGoose
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Alice is 15 and married to a 45 year old man.
27th Jan '13 7:03:44 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''':{{Lolicon}}, where the young girl is legally married to the older man.

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'''Basic Trope''':{{Lolicon}}, Trope''': {{Lolicon}}, where the young girl is legally married to the older man.
27th Jan '13 7:03:35 PM VPhantom
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'''Basic Trope''': {{Lolicon}}, where the young girl is legally married to the older man
* '''Played Straight''': Alice is 12, and she's married off to Bob, who is 50.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alice hasn't even reached puberty yet, and she's already being married to Bob.
** Alice is 12 and Bob is 80
* '''Justified''': Alice and Bob come from a time and/or place where young girls are [[ArrangedMarriage married off]] as soon as they reached puberty, to older men who could provide for them (and pay a nice bride price to the girls' families).

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'''Basic Trope''': {{Lolicon}}, Trope''':{{Lolicon}}, where the young girl is legally married to the older man
man.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': Alice is 12, and she's married off to Bob, who is 50.
* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Alice hasn't even reached puberty yet, and she's already being married to Bob.
** Alice is 12 and Bob is 80
80.
* '''Justified''': '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
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Alice and Bob come from a time and/or place where young girls are [[ArrangedMarriage married off]] as soon as they reached puberty, to older men who could provide for them (and pay a nice bride price to the girls' families).



* '''Subverted''': Bob is engaged to marry Alice, but they are going to [[JailBaitWait wait until she's old enough]].

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Bob is engaged to marry Alice, but they are going to [[JailBaitWait wait until she's old enough]].



* '''Double Subverted''': Which in their culture means as soon as Alice has her first period.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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Which in their culture means as soon as Alice has her first period.



* '''Deconstructed''': This can lead to problems; Alice's reproductive system may not be ready to handle Bob's full-sized penis yet (which can lead to injury and infertility), and younger mothers have a hard time giving birth. (Which could result in DeathByChildbirth). Not to mention, Alice may not be given a say in whom she marries (especially if this is a [[ValuesDissonance cultural thing]].)
* '''Reconstructed''': [[ArrangedMarriage Alice is betrothed to Bob]], but they will wait until she's old enough before actually getting married or consummating the marriage. And either one of them can break off the engagement at any time.



* '''Lampshaded''':
* '''Averted''': Alice is not being married off to Bob.

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* '''Lampshaded''':
'''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Alice is not being married off to Bob.



* '''Enforced''': The setting is (and/or the writer is from) a place where this is the norm. (See "Justified")

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* '''Enforced''': '''Enforced''':
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The setting is (and/or (and[=/=]or the writer is from) a place where this is the norm. (See "Justified")



* '''Lampshaded''': ???



* '''Exploited''': ???



* '''Played For Laughs''':
* '''Played For Drama''':

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* '''Played For Laughs''':
'''Deconstructed''': This can lead to problems; Alice's reproductive system may not be ready to handle Bob's full-sized penis yet (which can lead to injury and infertility), and younger mothers have a hard time giving birth. (Which could result in DeathByChildbirth). Not to mention, Alice may not be given a say in whom she marries (especially if this is a [[ValuesDissonance cultural thing]].)
* '''Played For Drama''':'''Reconstructed''': [[ArrangedMarriage Alice is betrothed to Bob]], but they will wait until she's old enough before actually getting married or consummating the marriage. And either one of them can break off the engagement at any time.



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%%* '''Implied''': ???
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