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Marriage, also known as Wedding, is the act of official union between a man and woman.

Married CouplesEdit

Former MarriagesEdit

Marriages that were ended either through death or one spouse discarding another.

Marriages of Unknown StatusEdit

  • Toto and Aswa; Aswa has not been seen since 13 years ago.[30]

Non-Canon MarriagesEdit

EngagementsEdit

These are relationships where the couple intends to get married or arranged to do so, but have not done so yet, or arrangements were called off prior to marriage.

Non Canon EngagementsEdit

  • Kikuhime and Toratsugu (first engagement broked by Lark's deceit; second engagement ongoing)[40]
  • Kikuhime and Lark (ended with Lark's plan revealed)[40]

Before MarriageEdit

While not seen often, some couples date or court each other before a potential marriage, such as Jabra, who dated Gatherine before she broke up with him.[41]

In most cases, two people will plan to get married should one propose it and the other agrees. Particularly notable for marriage proposals is "Marriage Proposal Lola", who is known to have proposed marriage to people 4456 times. Each time, she has been rejected, though she continues this behavior to the point of even proposing to the same person multiple times.[42]

Baby 5's Eighth Fiancé

A man proposes to Baby 5.

In contrast, Baby 5 is notorious for accepting every marriage proposal due to feeling needed by her fiances, even though all of them actually intended to use her. She also accepted Sai's proposal despite the two having barely known each other, although Sai's proposal had much more noble reasons.[43] Sanji also proposed marriage to Charlotte Pudding, although they were already arranged to be married and he only did it in order to put himself at peace with this path.[39] Boa Hancock has repeatedly proposed marriage to Luffy, but he always rejects her advances. She is sometimes prone to viewing some of his actions as marriage proposals when they are not.[44]

Arranged MarriageEdit

In some cases, marriage is not initiated by mutual choice between the two partners, but rather is arranged by someone else, oftentimes the parents of one or both of the engaged. This is common between royal families, as heirs are often expected to marry someone else of royal descent. They may be granted some choice in the matter, as Nefeltari Vivi was given a large number of princes to choose from, but still have the constraint of having to choose among royalty.[45]

This is particularly prevalent in the Charlotte Family, as the matriarch Charlotte Linlin marries off her children to people from powerful groups in order to ally her crew with these groups. Many of her children do not particularly like the idea of being forced to marry a stranger, but they accept it due to Big Mom expecting it, especially since most of them fear her.[28] However, some of them end up truly loving their spouses, such as Charlotte Praline[14] and Charlotte Chiffon.[15] Praline and Chiffon are even more devoted to their spouses than they are to their mother.[46] Big Mom takes these marriages very seriously, and, especially if the group she intends to ally with is particularly important, she will react with rage should someone prevent the wedding from taking place. This even extends to her own children, as she was intent on killing her daughter Lola when she ran away from a marriage that could have made Big Mom Pirate King.[47][46] However, Big Mom is not above staging fake marriages and exterminating the leaders of the group instead if she wants to gain full control over the other party, as she attempted to do to the Vinsmoke Family in order to gain control of Germa 66.[48]

Celestial Dragons frequently force people to be their spouses, with the other person having no choice in the matter due to the Dragons' unparalleled privileges. Celestial Dragons are often known to take multiple partners.[11] Absalom also attempted to force Nami into marrying him by knocking her unconscious, proceeding to immediately take her to a marriage ceremony without her consent.[2]

Marriage CeremoniesEdit

As seen in the ceremonies of Absalom and Nami and Sanji and Pudding, the bride and groom will stand before a priest, who recites wedding vows to them. After the vows, the marriage will officially be sealed with a kiss of oath, although in both of those cases the kiss and marriage never happened; the couple will not be considered married until the kiss is performed. During Sanji and Pudding's wedding ceremony, the two of them were together before the ceremony started, which is uncommon in many real-world ceremonies.[49] In Absalom and Nami's ceremony, Nami was unconscious and a zombie recited the vows for her before forcing her to kiss Absalom, putting their possible marriage into question should the ceremony have been completed.[2]

Like many real-world weddings, religious themes are often present, as a priest was shown to preside over Sanji and Pudding's wedding[49] while Shanks attended a wedding ceremony in a traditional church building. Doves seem to be a common theme as well, as many of them were seen flying by when Shanks attended a ceremony.[50]

Married LifeEdit

Traditionally, most married couples live together, and children are commonly born to them, though not all people are born in wedlock.

Sometimes controversy will arise if two people are known to be married, as king Riku Dold III worried would happen if his daughter Scarlett was known to have married the former gladiator and criminal Kyros. Thus, Scarlett had to fake her death and relinquish her royal status, and she and Kyros lived in an uninhabited area in order to keep their marriage a secret (although the citizens already knew, and accepted without saying aloud).[27]

Some marriages are a term for alliances between two parties. In those cases, the married couple will reside on either of the bride or groom affiliated territory, and the parties will be considered allies. Some example are Big Mom marrying off her children to increase the strength of her pirate crew or to satisfy her personals desires.

Marriages that are forced (particularly by the World Nobles) could lead to a life misery for the subservient spouse, as they have no right nor love to their superiors, serving more of a trophy or servant than an equal, and could easily be discarded if the dominant spouse loses interest. Furthermore, these dominant World Noble spouses may practice polygamy (having multiple spouses simultaneously), further showing lack of affection or loyalty for one particular spouse while disregarding their personal feelings. Such a husband is Charloss, having twelve wives before discarding the first five out of disinterest and attempting to force Marie to become one of his concubines in their place.[11]

Ending a MarriageEdit

Usually, most marriages seen so far only end when one of the partners dies, as is traditionally intended. So far, no marriages have ever been seen to end on mutual terms, though have ended with abandonment, as seen when recurring background character Sam's wife was stated to have left him.[29] However, the separation of partners does not always mean the end of the marriage, as Banchina considered Yasopp to be her husband up until she died despite him leaving her to live as a pirate.[1]

Should one partner be significantly more influential or powerful than the other, marriages may also end with the more powerful person outright discarding their partner. Saint Charloss discarded his first through fifth wives, with them not having any say in the matter.[11] Big Mom has also discarded all of her 43 husbands in a similar manner.[28]

There used to be an interesting case with marriages in Dressrosa, back when Donquixote Doflamingo ruled and had people turned into toys. When someone became a toy, everyone they knew forgot about them, and if the toy was married, their partner would never have remembered marrying them in the first place. Examples of this were Milo and his wife,[12] as well as the non-canon Maria and her husband.[35] When Milo returned to human form, he tearfully reunited with his family.[51]

No remarriages have been seen, with the closest equivalent being Charloss attempting to marry Marie after discarding five of his wives, though this marriage never took place.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 5 Chapter 41 and Episode 17, Banchina states that she does not regret marrying Yasopp.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Absalom attempts to marry Nami.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 398 (p. 5-6) and Episode 278, Nigeratta and his wife are shown in Robin's flashback.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 586 and Episode 500, Outlook III and his wife are seen.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 and Episode 45, Gyoru and Chicken are first seen.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 97 (p. 18) and Episode 49, Ippon-Matsu and his wife are seen.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 213 (p. 10) and Episode 128, Terracotta is mistaken by Zoro as Igaram, her husband.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 28 Chapter 261, cover story: Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah Vol. 22 and Episode 778, Wapol and Miss Universe get married.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 30 Chapter 285, cover story: Ace's Great Blackbeard Search Vol. 12, Kyuji and Koda are seen as they reunite with their daughter.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 498 and Episode 392, Shakuyaku calls Rayleigh "Uchi no hito" (うちの人; lit. person of my household), revealing that the two are a married couple.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 51 Chapter 499 (p. 11-13) and Episode 393, Charloss tries to take Marie as his thirteenth wife, and discards his first five wives.
  12. 12.0 12.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 72 Chapter 717 and Episode 647, Milo is seen as a toy.
  13. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 823 and Episode 777, Stelly is revealed to have taken Nantokanette as his wife.
  14. 14.0 14.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 829.
  15. 15.0 15.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 834.
  16. One Piece MangaChapter 880, cover story: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Vol. 14.
  17. One Piece MangaChapter 881.
  18. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 76 Chapter 763 and Episode 702, Homing and his wife are first seen.
  19. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 393 (p. 13-14) and Episode 276, Olvia's late husband is mentioned.
  20. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 41 Chapter 391 and Episode 275, Robin's aunt and uncle are first seen.
  21. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 23 Chapter 215 and Episode 129, Titi is shown.
  22. One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 Chapter 841, Judge's late wife Sora is first seen.
  23. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 77 Chapter 775 and Episode 715, Senor Pink's and Russian's relationship is revealed.
  24. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 818 (p. 12-17) and Episode 770, Oden and his wife are mentioned to have been killed.
  25. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 31 Chapter 287 and Episode 187, Herb is first seen watching her and Calgara's daughter
  26. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 63 Chapter 626 and Episode 546, Otohime, Neptune's queen, is assassinated.
  27. 27.0 27.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 842 and Episode 675, Kyros marries Scarlett, but they keep it a secret due to social issues.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 828, Pudding explains Big Mom's arranged marriage system.
  29. 29.0 29.1 SBS One Piece MangaVol. 21, Oda reveals that Sam's wife left him.
  30. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 18 Chapter 163 and Episode 100, Aswa's only appearance.
  31. Heart of Gold - Acier and Livia make their debut.
  32. One Piece Movie 13, Kuzan explains how Z's wife and family were killed by pirates.
  33. One Piece AnimeEpisode 196, Jonathan and Jessica make their debut.
  34. One Piece AnimeEpisode 328, Salchow and Arbell express their love for one another.
  35. 35.0 35.1 Episode of Sabo; Maria is seen forgetting her toy husband.
  36. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 48 Chapter 468 (p. 8-9) and Episode 363, Hogback reveals that Cindry had a fiance before her death.
  37. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 70 Chapter 692 and Episode 618, Baby 5's fiance problem is explained.
  38. One Piece MangaChapter 879, cover story: The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Vol. 13, Sai breaks off his engagement to Uholisia.
  39. 39.0 39.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 Chapter 845 (p. 17), Sanji proposes marriage to Pudding.
  40. 40.0 40.1 One Piece x Kyoto
  41. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 40 Chapter 379 (p. 10) and Episode 266, Gatherine is mentioned to have broken up with Jabra.
  42. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 483 and Episode 375, Lola is rejected by the males of the Straw Hats.
  43. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 61 Chapter 598 and Episode 517, Hancock fruitlessly tries to propose to Luffy.
  44. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 82 Chapter 823 and Episode 777, Cobra mentions his desire for Vivi to choose to marry one of her several royal suitors.
  45. 46.0 46.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 85 Chapter 858, Chiffon explains Lola's escape and Big Mom's treatment of her afterwards.
  46. One Piece Manga — Vol. 84 Chapter 847, Big Mom explains how Lola ran away from an arranged marriage.
  47. One Piece Manga — Vol. 85 Chapter 850, Pudding reveals that her arranged marriage with Sanji is a trap to massacre the Vinsmoke Family.
  48. 49.0 49.1 One Piece Manga — Vol. 86 Chapter 863, Sanji and Pudding at their wedding ceremony.
  49. One Piece Manga — Vol. 83 Chapter 838, cover story: From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Vol. 25, Shanks attends a wedding ceremony.
  50. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 75 Chapter 743 and Episode 647, Milo reunites with his family.

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