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->''"She's the kind of woman you'd expect to see as the beautiful consort to the corrupt generalissimo of a collapsing Third World country."''
-->--''Literature/GoodOmens'', on [[LadyOfWar War]]

PowerIsSexy. But nothing says the sexy part has to be one-sided.

When you rule a country, you have a choice of anyone you want to be your spouse. Not to mention that if power tends to corrupt, alongside being sexy, then [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys women are often attracted to such corruption]] anyway. Must be married to them, or something close enough for tax purposes. Also applies to elected Presidents, powerful Prime Ministers and all round tyrants.

Note: being hot is not a guarantee against the husband [[TheMistress having a mistress]].

See also DarkMistress.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Emperor Daibazaal of ''GoLion'' had a concubine who looked a lot like Princess Fala. Unfortunately, he ends up having her killed. [[spoiler: It turns out she is Altean, like Fala, and before she was executed bore him his heir, Prince Imperial Sincline.]]
* All the male love interests in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'', although, in the manga, [[spoiler:Hanon and Rina acknowledge that they'll have to eventually leave their human boyfriends to [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething rule their countries]] rather than have both.]]
* Marianne, one of Emperor Charles' wives in ''CodeGeass''.
* Henti and Nakia were this to King Suppiliniuma in ''AnatoliaStory''. The main character Yuri Ishtar must pose as the concubine of Prince Kail [[spoiler: and by the end of the story she becomes his legal wife.]]
* GenderFlipped version in ''{{Ooku}}'', where the premise is that only one in four men survives to adulthood in JidaiGeki Japan. Most of the male POV characters are chosen as consorts for the female shogun (and particularly attractive men can make a fortune by hiring out their stud services).
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Three of the {{Disney Princess}}es: Disney/{{Cinderella}}, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] and [[ThePrincessAndTheFrog Tiana]]. Male examples include Disney/{{Aladdin}}, [[Disney/{{Tangled}} Flynn]], and [[AtlantisTheLostEmpire Milo]], especially that in the case of [[{{Adorkable}} the last one mentioned,]] rather than becoming a prince he actually goes straight to becoming a ''king'' ([[Creator/CreeSummer the princess]] he married at the end of his film was already [[TheHighQueen a queen]] by the time of their marriage).
** In the case of the [[FurryFandom animal]] [[IncrediblyLamepun kingdom,]] there's also Disney/RobinHood, [[Disney/TheLionKing Sarabi, Nala, and Kovu.]]
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Brave}} Brave]]'', Queen Elinor appears to be this to King Fergus... but the three tribes respect her more than him, as seen in the throne room brawl. All she has to do is walk across the room and they'll bow and apologize.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Rupert Friend as Prince Albert in ''Film/TheYoungVictoria.''
* Buttercup in ''Film/ThePrincessBride'', even if [[spoiler:she never actually got to be Queen and it was all a publicity stunt]].
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' has Prince Edward and Nancy in a PairTheSpares moment at the end of the film.
* ''Film/{{Thor}}'' falls for HotScientist Jane Forster.
** Not to mention his parents Odin and Frigga.
* In ''Film/StargateContinuum'', in the changed timeline, Ba'al has Qet'esh as his Queen. Qet'esh being Vala with a Goa'uld in her. Not that she's satisfied with being [[TheStarscream just a consort]]...
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Arwen of ''LordOfTheRings''.
* Guinevere of the KingArthur legends.
* In ''{{Dune}}'', Paul marries the emperor's daughter, but also has Chani, who is basically his wife in everything but name. This includes Chani being the only person he sleeps with.
** For that matter, Chani ''is'' his wife by Fremen reckoning.
** Paul's mother Jessica is this to her husband Leto. [[SilkHidingSteel Her looks aren't the only reason for this, though]].
* In ''TheWheelOfTime'', [[spoiler: Rand al'Thor]] ends up in a polygamous relationship with three super-hot women - [[spoiler: Elayne, Aviendha and Min]] - as his wives/consorts. It's good to be the [[spoiler: Dragon Reborn]]. Well, not really, but there are perks to it.
** [[spoiler: Faile]] to Perrin.
** Nynaeve (who'd have thought!?) to [[spoiler: Lan]].
** On the male side, [[spoiler: Mat]] is this to Tuon.
** So is Gawyn to [[spoiler: Egwene]].
** Lews Therin Telamon, Dragon Reborn and Lord of Morning, had his pick of this trope. He rejected Lanfear (one of the most beautiful and powerful, though completely egomaniacal, women of the Age of Legends) for Ilyena (equally beautiful and not [[GreenEyedMonster about to go over to the Shadow]]). Naturally, Lanfear is a little resentful. Even more delusional, but hey, that's why Lews Therin didn't stick it in the crazy. She still thinks that she's this trope to the current Dragon, and occasionally tries to warn off or kill the women he's interested in.
** Numerous more-mundane examples from amongst the royalty.
* Laisa in the Literature/VorkosiganSaga.
* [[spoiler:Voyaging Moon]] ("Precious Consort") in ''The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen.''
* As noted in the film section, Buttercup in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride''. Humperdinck sought out the most beautiful woman in the world for his wife, and got her.
* Scheherazade in the ''Literature/ArabianNights''
* Esther in Literature/TheBible, as well as the former queen that Esther replaced, Queen Vashti.
** This was both a major plot point and their ''primary qualification'' for being queen. Esther is also GenreSavvy enough to exploit her good looks to favor her people.
* In Creator/DianaWynneJones's book ''Literature/DeepSecret,'' the protagonist meets High Lady Alexandra, one of the least important consorts to an emperor with dozens of wives and mistresses. Given how beautiful and intelligent she is, he speculates that after all his political marriages were accomplished, the emperor started picking ones like her for his own amusement.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is set in a feudal pseudo-medieval setting and thus has a few examples.
** The stunningly beautiful Cersei Lannister is married to her fat, unattractive lark of a husband King Robert Baratheon. However, they were a ModelCouple before Robert [[FormerlyFit let himself go]].
** Later, Margaery Tyrell, who's also a reputed beauty, fulfills this role for Renly at first, and then to Joffrey [[spoiler: and is currently lined up to perform a hat trick with Tommen]]. It helps that, like Cersei, she comes from a rich and powerful family.
** Jeyne Westerling, whom Catelyn considers a very pretty girl, becomes Robb's consort in the third book due to an HonorableMarriageProposal.
* In TheRoyalDiaries book ''Elisabeth, The Princess Bride'' the Emperor defied his mother in his choice of who to marry because of Elisabeth's beauty and spirited nature.
* Men who marry the Princesses/Queens of ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' are not called princes or kings, but consorts. [[HotGuysAreBastards Keifer]] was chosen because the elder princesses were smitten by his looks. Jerin has more going for him, but Ren does emphasize his beauty.
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheDragokin'':
** Britanian laws says there can only be one monarch which means Kalak does little except look handsome next to Daniar.
** Defied for Rana. Traditionally she would have been this but Finn changed the law so she can rule ''with'' him instead of ''next to'' him.
* Eilonwy is this at the end of the ''ChroniclesOfPrydain'' to the newly appointed [[spoiler:High King Taran]].
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' series begins with Apophis raiding Earth and Abydos, looking for beautiful women he can implant with his queen Goa'uld.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', when the Master takes over Earth in "The Last of the Time Lords", he has a sexy wife.
* Anne Boleyn on ''Series/TheTudors''.
* In ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', Costa Gravas is a BananaRepublic ruled by the Communist Premier Allejandro Goya after a coup in the 70s. His wife is shown to be a hot SpicyLatina. Subverted in that they were together even before the coup. After she attempts to overthrow him due to their marriage going sour, they reconcile, and he makes her Secretary of State.
* In ''Series/{{Blackadder}} Back and Forth'', [[spoiler: King Edmund III]] is married to gorgeous [[RobinHood Maid Marian]]. Lampshaded in the ending theme: "At last, a king who looks the part/ At last, a queen who looks good naked".
* Looks like Blair is going to be one in ''GossipGirl'', though it's anyone's guess if she'll actually go through with the marriage.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''
** Queen Cersei Lannister for King Robert Baratheon.
** Margaery Tyrell for King Renly Baratheon [[spoiler:and later King Joffrey, and currently aiming to perform a hat trick with Tommen.]] Incidentally, played by Creator/NatalieDormer, who also played the aforementioned Anne Boleyn on ''The Tudors''.
** Jeyne Westerling is replaced in this series by Talisa Maegyr of Volantis, an equally hot Essosian lady.
* As of series 4 of ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Guinevere has become Arthur's Queen Consort. The position comes with a considerable upgrade in hair, make-up, wardrobe and jewellery.
* In ''Series/TheWhiteQueen'', we have Elizabeth Woodville and Anne Neville.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''Franchise/BattleTech'', Hanse "The Fox" Davion, First Prince of the Federated Suns, made an interesting proposal to the other house lords. Only Katrina Steiner, Archon of the Lyran Commonwealth, showed any interest. To cement their new alliance, Katrina offered her only daughter, [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/File:Melissa_Steiner-Davion.jpg Melissa]], as bride to Hanse (who was nearly 30 years older than Melissa). [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage They made it work]], and had five children. The eldest, Victor, would symbolize the union of the two realms and would be heir to both. Hanse also offered up the Capellan Confederation as a prize to his bride during their wedding reception, prompting the Fourth Succession War.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
** Anora was this for King Cailan. The tie-in novels indicate that Cailan's mother, Rowan, was likewise this for his father Maric. In addition to being hot, both women are politically savvy and very smart.
** Depending on your choices at the [[SuccessionCrisis Landsmeet]], the ''player'' can become one of these, too. Or, depending on the gender, have one. [[TheMistress Or two]], if he plays his cards right.
* Some of the endings to the ''PrincessMaker'' games have her being a consort in some way. To either the DirtyOldMan King, the much younger and more handsome Prince (doubing as ChildhoodFriendRomance since they meet as kids [[spoiler: though she only knows him as a cadet of the realm]])... or [[{{Satan}} Lucifon the King of Hell]]. [[spoiler: And regarding Lucifon, [[UnholyMatrimony she does this by free choice]], should both her Sin and her Charm be high enough. Apparently [[AffablyEvil he's a pretty nice guy/demon]], all things considered.]]
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' gives us many, many cases, often crossing into BattleCouple, BodyguardCrush, and/or ChildhoodFriendRomance. Also, it should be noted that not ALL of these cases are set in stone -- it mostly depends on your game strategies:
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'': For Marth, Caeda. [[spoiler: For Hardin, Nyna -- but this one ends up ''horribly''.]]
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'': For [[spoiler: Emperor Arvis]], [[spoiler: Deirdre... but she was BrainwashedAndCrazy and he didn't know she was ''his half-sister''.]] For [[spoiler: Emperor Seliph]], potentially almost all of the girls but [[spoiler: Lana and Larcei]] get more chance. Also, any girl who romances a guy who gets to reign over the family's lands.
*** In ''Thracia 776'', [[spoiler: Nanna becomes this to Leif, provided she doesn't die in the game. If she perishes, [[TheFirstCutisTheDeepest Leif stays single for the rest of his life]].]]
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'':
*** ''Blazing Sword'': For Eliwood, it can be either [[spoiler: Ninian, Fiora or Lyndis]]. For Hector, either [[spoiler: Farina, Florina or Lyndis.]] It all depends on the support system. In the backstory, Helene is this for Desmond... but they're VERY unhappy.
*** ''Sword of Seals'': Either Sue, Lilina, Lalum, Cecilia, Sophia or Shanna, for Roy. (Lilina and him also manage [[RulingCouple to unite Ostia and Pherae in a single territory]]). [[spoiler: Juno is this for Zealot in his full ending, since [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning he's crowned as the King of Ilia in it]].]]
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': For Ephraim, Tana or L'Arachel. (And viceversa in L'Arachel's cases, as she's the future Queen of Rausten by birth right). For Innes, either L'Arachel (but see above), Vanessa or Eirika. For [[spoiler: Joshua]], either Marisa or Natasha.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'': For Elincia, [[spoiler: Geoffrey]]. For [[spoiler: Micaiah]], [[spoiler: Sothe]]. [[spoiler: Almedha was this to Ashnard, but it's way more complicated.]]
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': For Chrom, either: a girl Avatar (defaut name: Robin), Sumia, Sully, Maribelle, or Olivia. All double as {{Badass Princess}}es and {{Action Mom}}s, as this doesn't mean either lady will leave the battlefield after marrying [[spoiler: and mothering Lucina (though her own predestined children [[note]]Morgan, Cynthia, Kjelle, Brady or Inigo, respectively[[/note]] technically ain't born... yet.)]]
*** Subverted with [[spoiler: Lucina, since the one who will eventually become the Queen/Exalt of of Ylisse is the one from the Good Future and ''not'' the one who's recruited into the group. (And it's all but stated that there's no way to return to the BadFuture itself). ''Might'' be played straight if the Lucina from the Good Future grows up, is crowned as Exalt and chooses a good-looking dude as her consort. And this ''may'' be the case for the Lucina of the Future Past DLC maps, if she does the same after recovering her lands from Grima with her friends and the help of the playable characters.]]
*** [[spoiler: Girl!Robin subverts the trope if she marries either [[TheEmperor Walhart]], [[MasterSwordsman Yen'fay]] or [[TheCaligula Gangrel]], as she falls for either them '''after''' they have left their respective lands upon defeat. (And in th case of Yen'Fay, he comes from the BadFuture as well.) But if she goes for the West-Khan of Ferox, [[BoisterousBruiser Basilio]], she might play it straight. The same goes to a boy!Robin who marries the Ferox East-Khan, [[CoolBigSis Flavia]], and ''maybe'' one who marries the FallenPrincess of Chon'sin Say'ri (should she restore Chon'sin and reign over it).]]


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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Princess Ursa never did get to be Fire Lady, since she was banished before Fire Lord Ozai's coronation [[spoiler: for assassinating the previous Fire Lord [[MasterPoisoner with poison]] (in exchange for Zuko's life), and therefore putting Ozai on the throne]].
*** Also, in the Search comics, it is shown that Ozai primarily liked Ursa for her looks, though it was also an ArrangedMarriage based on her bloodline.
** It's heavily implied by the show's finale that [[EmotionlessGirl Mai]] is set to become one for Zuko; they are currently broken up in the comic book continuation, but clearly still harbor feelings for each other. We also know from the SequelSeries that Zuko has at least one child at some point.
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