Parental Marriage Veto - TV Tropes. Can I have your daughter for the rest of my life?
Say yes, say yes, 'cause I need to know. You say I'll never get your blessing till the day I die. You've found your true love, and he or she loves you back. You want to get married. Everything's great, right? Your parents are convinced that you've picked the wrong person, and will do almost anything to prevent the marriage.
Your parents don't want the right to pick your spouse. They just want to veto your choice. In some societies, your parents may have a legal right to such a veto. Maybe your true love is of the . Or maybe his or her family is somehow disreputable.
Or maybe your parents just don't like your true love. If you and your true love can stay true to each other, and be persistent, your parents will eventually notice your true love's good qualities, and will change their minds. Alternatively, you may hear the words .
If you cannot overcome the obstacles put up by your parents, then they were wise to delay things. If you and your true love find a way around the obstacles, then that's becomes proof that it really is true love. You really have picked the wrong person to marry. In appropriate settings, they may instead take the slightly less drastic step of packing you off for Taking the Veil. You may have to fight in order to be together. It can still appear in historical fiction, fantasy, in stories not set in the western world, or in any story where parents believe that they have a right to meddle in their grown children's lives.
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Contrast Child Marriage Veto. One is in the backstory, where Kyoko's parents objected to her marriage to her former teacher Soichiro, another is at the end, where Kyoko's father again objects to Godai's impending proposal. He gets over it in the end. A minor one is Godai's cousin, who ends up deciding to elope. Her father catches on and decides that if she and her boyfriend are willing to elope, then he'll give his blessing.
In the original Gundam series, Garma Zabi believes that his father will try and pull this trope on him and becomes desperate to find a way to force him to accept. Possibly subverted, as Garma was Degwin's favored son and it's doubtful the old man could have refused him anything. Her father was a rabid Zeon hater, after all. As a young adult, Aoi sets off to find him, leading to their reacquaintance and later decision to override the veto. In Cardcaptor Sakura, Nadeshiko falls in love with her teacher, and her parents and specially her grandfather disown her when she marries him after graduation. They disapproved of him partly because of their age difference and mostly because he wasn't rich like them, thus either feared he was a Gold Digger or disliked his lower social class. Years later, Sonomi still hates Fujitaka.
And Fujitaka forgives him. In Ai Shite Night, Overprotective Dad Shige forbids his daughter Yakko from marrying her rock- star boyfriend Go when they ponder getting married as soon as he returns from the USA. When they persevere, Shige finally gives in. Brutally used in a Detective Conan case in which the Jerk Ass father of a rich girl not only forbids his daughter from marrying her pianist boyfriend, but he stomps on the pianist's hand and breaks it, which ruins his career. The poor piano man commits suicide and the Broken Bird daughter runs away.
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And the new family butler, who was the pianist's dad, kills the old man. Used earlier when a diplomat with a shady past has a Freak Out over seeing a photo of his son's girlfriend, the daughter of the old rival he sent to jail on false testimony.. Even better/worse/whatever: said second wife/the girl's estranged mom had no idea of her second hubby's Uriah Gambit up until then - and once she found out, she killed said husband as punishment. In Final Approach Ryo learns late in the show that this is why his fiance was given to him at the start of the story. His grandmother and her grandfather were once in love but were torn apart by her grandfather's family for being from a poor family.
He relented to his family's wish and married another woman. It turns out the entire setup for the series is her grandfather using his tremendous wealth to create a situation where his granddaughter can marry the grandson of the woman he lost to Parental Marriage Veto. Then Anasui asks again, and he responds by snatching his daughter away from him. Perhaps Anasui would have had more luck if he popped the question when the world wasn't about to end — and if he wasn't a bit Axe Crazy. She still doesn't like Masahiro when he sees her again post- Miwako- death. Volume 1. 0 shows that his parents finally gave in and the final chapter gives a glimpse of their wedding. Before they were married, Dagwood's wealthy parents disapproved of Blondie feeling she was a Gold Digger (and initially, she was), and tried to get him to marry a woman of their social class.
They finally gave in and allowed Dagwood to marry Blondie after he went on a 3. They went ahead with the wedding, and the rest is comic strip history.
While Marjane's mother doesn't approve of her engagement, her father overrules any vetos on the conditions that her husband- to- be lives outside of Iran with her and agrees to let her divorce, should it come to that. He agrees, and the two are married. Eventually the two become unhappy and get divorced, at which point Marjane's father reveals that he suspected as much, but also knew that flat- out forbidding the marriage would only make the couple more determined to defy him. To keep things as smooth as possible, he just made sure Marjane had an easy out when things inevitably went badly.
Shino's parents are able to prevent him from marrying Sasame, but not from fathering her children. Red Fire, Red Planet: Was apparently attempted by Ba'wo. V's great uncle Chel'to. K, the head of the House, when she went to marry Brokosh, a Lethean mercenary. Fortunately for the happy couple, in Klingon tradition the right to Marriage Veto belongs to the lady of the House, and Lady K'Ronu didn't have a problem with it. Chel'to. K resorted to trying to kill Brokosh. He kinda had a point..
Unlike most examples of this trope, he makes a very sound and very logical argument against it, and has no quarrel with Aragorn himself (Quite the contrary! Emotionally, Elrond wants his daughter to be happy, but he understands the the very serious consequences (his brother gave up immortality), and he wakes her up to reality. Arwen marries Aragorn anyway, and accepts the consequences. The groom's Sikh parents try to break his engagement because the bride's younger sister has joined a women's football team and has been seen hugging a 'boy' in public (the 'boy' is Keira Knightley). Although technically they are not yet engaged and Ben Stiller is just trying to preemptively win their approval so this trope won't come up when he proposes/asks for permission to propose. Both times, his conclusions turn out to be totally wrong (Greg is not the father of his parents' maid's son, and Greg is not cheating on his wife).
In the second sequel, Greg and Pam already have kids, yet Pam's father suggests that she seriously consider leaving Greg for her Old Flame. Of course, this turns out to be moot after Ellen meets Peter, who is played by Clark Gable. The father's main objection against Anjali - implied, rather than specifically stated - is that she is from a lower class.
Also an example of I Have No Son. Her father gives his support to her unconditionally, however, giving her the strength to pursue their relationship. This results him murdering the both of them. When he finds that out right after he kills Manny, he finds regret for it. When Vincent becomes the new head of the family, he tells him the price: give up his relationship with Mary.
In Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Ingrid's parents are this. After Gregorio saves them, they come around; they claim that no man on Earth is good enough for Ingrid, though Gregorio comes . He pays off Thomas to not only call off the proposal, but disavow Edith of any notion that he loves her. Lucille gets around the issue by killing Edith's father. As it turns out, not only was her father right about Thomas and Lucille's motives, but he had another reason to oppose the marriage - he'd learned that Thomas was already legally married to at least three other women. In Equinox Flower Hirayama tries hard to exercise this, not even for any specific reason, but just because he wasn't asked ahead of time. He eventually finds out that the veto is no longer in effect in Japan.
When the rich lady categorically refuses to let her son marry a lowborn peasant girl, tragedy ensues. I have some great news for you! I am getting married to the most beautiful girl in town. She lives a block away and her name is Susan. Your mother and I have been married 3. She's a wonderful wife but she has never offered much excitement in the bedroom, so I used to fool around with women a lot.
Susan is actually your half- sister, and I'm afraid you can't marry her. After eight months he eventually started dating girls again. A year later he came home and very proudly announced, ! We're getting married in June.
I'm awfully sorry about this.! He finally decided to go to his mother with the news. I guess I'm never going to get married. He's not really your father. However, illegitimate and rich is fine.
But mainly because she doesn't think Lucy's is 'significant' enough (character- wise) to be the wife of such an important man. The Major's father is appalled at this, because Grace's father has been accused of forgery and theft. His daughter wants to marry a poor man. His eldest son wants to marry an American.
Tolkien's Middle- Earth. In The Silmarillion, Thingol doesn't want his daughter L. While he doesn't know at the time that that would eventually result in her choosing to become mortal, he had premonitions of Doom around the whole matter.