|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||marriage of arrangement, Arranged Marriage AU|
|Related:||Marriage, Mail-order bride, Child Marriage, Marriage of Convenience, Forced Marriage, Marriage Law Challenge|
|See Also:||Alternate Universe, Matchmaking|
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Arranged Marriage is a trope in which an arranged marriage between two characters is the focus of a fanwork - generally fanfics. The arranged marriage trope appears in many many fandoms, both those where an arranged marriage is a relatively plausible idea, such as historical or fantasy fandoms like the The Hobbit, and those in which it really isn't. It is used as a way to get a pairing together who wouldn't normally get together such as crack ships or doomed ships. In some fandoms, these fanworks are labeled "arranged marriage AUs".
- Matched by banshee_in_the_dark, Bellamy/Clarke, A match made in the Ark is put to test on the ground.
- arranged marriage au & arranged marriage au, take two by shineyma; Ward/Simmons, two different takes on Ward and Simmons in an arranged marriage.
- Love Is A Kind Of Warfare by bri617, Oliver/Felicity, One week ago, Oliver Queen married Felicity Smoak, heir to the SmoakSolutions empire. A match made in business heaven. The only problem? He hates her. She hates him even more...
- Thirteen Nights by wargoddess, Zutara. "Written after the finale of Season 2, and speculating several years forward. The war is over, thanks be to the Avatar, but hatred takes longer to die. The non-con warning is for an arranged marriage; I know not all AMs are non-consensual, but this one is."
- Umbrellas Over Ducks by abriata, Pete/Patrick, Patrick was a good twenty minutes late the first day he was supposed to meet his fiancé.
- The Prince and the Proper by KaitoKidnapper, Kirishima Eijirou/Bakugou Katsuki, The kingdom of Tulia, ruled by the Bakugou family, has very specific views on omegas and their place in society. A place on the throne is not one of them. Prince Bakugou Katsuki knows he is going to be a great king, like no one was before. Unfortunately, life has its way of ruining his carefully laid out plans. Omegas are not kings, and Katsuki is nothing but an omega. The omega's fate is pretty much sealed when he is set to be married to the Adrian prince, Kirishima Eijirou. Katsuki refuses to become some alpha's "proper" omega, but it would appear that he has no other choice. Neither prince really knows a thing about their soon-to-be mate, but it is undoubtedly clear that they could not be more different. Neither can bring themselves to look past their abhorrence for this arranged marriage, and even less do they expect to fall in love. Despite this, everything they thought they knew and all they thought they desired are questioned upon Katsuki's arrival in Adria. All Prince Kirishima Eijirou knows for certain now is that the Tulian prince is the most beautiful thing he has ever seen.
- Chaos Is Come Again by Aashby/theatresm. One of the best-known Marriage Law-inspired works; Snape/Hermione
- That Old Black Magic by bixgirl1, Harry/Draco.
- Sixthlight wrote at least six different Joe/Nicky arranged marriage stories for the fandom, such as The Arranged Marriage AU series, Diplomatic Complications and men of their word.
- i will learn (to love the skies i'm under) by Cân Cennau and Solovei. Julian Bashir/Elim Garak/Kelas Parmak
- A Desperate Arrangement by mikkimouse, Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, After seven years of lengthy negotiations, the treaty between the Hales and the Argents has fallen apart and the two countries fell into war. Months later, there's an uneasy truce, thanks to the intervention of King Scott McCall, but it won't last. In a desperate attempt to maintain the peace, the Hales sign a treaty with the McCalls to marry Prince Derek to Prince Stiles Stilinski, King Scott's brother. In the history of the world, there have been many better ideas.
- When He Comes Tell Me That You'll Let Him In by crushcandles, Geralt/Jaskier, double arranged marriage (Jaskier/ofc, Geralt/Jaskier)
- (Podfic) I Was Pledged to You, To You I Pledge Myself by AceOfTigers, Geralt/Jaskier