History PlayingWith / OldManMarryingAChild

15th Jul '16 7:00:38 PM MsChibi
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** It's illegal in the setting to marry before age 18.

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** It's illegal in the setting to marry before age 18.18, and that law is enforced with the help of birth certificates.
14th Jun '16 3:45:47 PM baschapp
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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.

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** Alice is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld, but Bob is [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld nearly 100,000]] a TimeAbyss and was engaged to Alice almost as soon as she was born.
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''':
**
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.
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