History PlayingWith / OldManMarryingAChild

3rd Nov '17 8:41:51 AM angie710
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* '''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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* '''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.time, without being shamed, ostracized, killed, etc. for it.
2nd Nov '17 1:16:25 PM angie710
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** Or, conversely, if rather than exchanging a bride-price, it's customary to exchange a dowry, marrying off a young and less educated girl who still needs to be taken care of (i.e. one who is less economically-valuable) means Alice's parents don't have to pay Bob's parents as much...or that Bob's parents can ask for more, to cover the cost of having another mouth to feed.
2nd Nov '17 1:13:17 PM angie710
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** In their culture, marriages often involve an exchange of money or material goods. If it's a bride-price, a younger and prettier ([[NatureAdoresAVirgin and more-likely-to-be-a-virgin]]) bride is worth more. If it's a dowry, Alice's parents don't have to pay Bob's parents as much money if Alice is younger and less educated.

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** In their culture, marriages often involve an exchange of money or material goods.goods between the parents. If it's a bride-price, a younger and prettier ([[NatureAdoresAVirgin and more-likely-to-be-a-virgin]]) bride is worth more. If it's a dowry, Alice's parents don't have to pay Bob's parents as much money if Alice is younger and less educated.
** Their culture believes that AllWomenAreLustful, and that it's therefore best to marry girls off ASAP, so that they don't succumb to their sexual urges before marriage and bring shame to their [[FamilyHonor families]].
2nd Nov '17 1:06:45 PM angie710
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** Tropestan is in the midst of some kind of humanitarian crisis (e.g. a war, [[ThePlague a plague]], a natural disaster). Alice's parents see marrying her off to Bob as a way to ensure that her needs will be met (as they can no longer afford to care for her), and to protect her from losing her virginity out of wedlock and becoming DefiledForever. If a bride price is involved, her parents may see that as a valuable resource to help them rebuild their lives.
** In their culture, marriages often involve an exchange of money or material goods. If it's a bride-price, a younger and prettier ([[NatureAdoresAVirgin and more-likely-to-be-a-virgin]]) bride is worth more. If it's a dowry, Alice's parents don't have to pay Bob's parents as much money if Alice is younger and less educated.
11th Aug '17 8:53:28 AM SeptimusHeap
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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}}, where the The young girl is legally married to the older man.



** May be used in a {{Lolicon}} work as FetishFuel.

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** May be used in a {{Lolicon}} {{Lolicon|AndShotacon}} work as FetishFuel.
17th Jul '17 2:27:34 PM ElodieHiras
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** Bob is a kind man who goes along with the marriage only to ensure Alice won't end up with someone predatory, to the point he is willing to lose much standing by pretending to be sterile without ever consummating the marriage.
18th Jan '17 3:04:50 PM VPhantom
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** Alice is ReallyWasBornYesterday with a body of a prepubescent girl, while Bob is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.

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** Alice is ReallyWasBornYesterday with a body of a prepubescent girl, while Bob is ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
17th Jan '17 11:56:37 PM himmelicht
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** Alice is 12 and Bob is 80.

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** Alice is 12 and ReallyWasBornYesterday with a body of a prepubescent girl, while Bob is 80.ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
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.
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