Why didn't Emmeryn already get married?

#1Japanese_Guy09Posted 3/16/2013 2:37:12 AM
This is something that is kind of odd. Emmeryn was the Queen/Exalt of Ylisse, and don't you think that if she is the current ruler that she would pick a husband and start making kids as soon as possible to continue her rule?

I do know for the sake of the story that this happened, but damn wouldn't all the nobles of Ylisse be lusting over their single Queen?

I guess she was waiting for Robin to....swoop....her off her feet *yeeeaaahhhh(I had to do it I'm sorry)

This seems to all play into how Chrom immediately goes into rabbit mode and makes Lucina/siblings right away. Your thoughts?
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#2HodouPosted 3/16/2013 2:53:14 AM
This is a flimsy theory here, but it seems that the Exalt's Halidom is also a type of theocracy, which seems to imply that their King is also their Pope, so to speak. Could it be that Emmeryn was simply more involved in the religious proceedings than Chrom and Lissa, and as such was forbidden by faith to take a husband?

We already know from some of Libra's supports that the Ylissean clergy takes a Catholic approach where priests/clerics are not allowed to get married or have children after becoming men/women of the cloth. So if Emmeryn was the nation's primary religious leader, it would make sense for her to be forced to remain "pure."

Though Chrom eventually becomes the Exalt despite having children and being married, that's not too hard to explain away. It could maybe only apply to females, or the oldest female in that generation? Also interesting when you consider that NONE of Chrom's romantic options leave him with less than two children, and he always has at least one daughter. One possible explanation is that the male leader of the house always has multiple children, to ensure the continuation of his family line despite the virginity of one child. It's also possible that it's actually required of all female offspring but that Lissa was never required to take her religious oaths because her Mark never surfaced, and by the time they got to Lucina they were already a doomed noble line in an equally doomed world.
#3HodouPosted 3/16/2013 2:54:36 AM
P.S. well, village girl!Lucina has no siblings, but come on. Obviously not canon.
#4BassForeverPosted 3/16/2013 3:11:17 AM
I'd say it was simply Emmeryn never got around to being married and for that reason she ruled, Chrom took the throne next being male, canon wise Chrom marries Sumia meaning his oldest child (Luciana) would next claim the throne as Lord.
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#5Brady672_AT_fanPosted 3/16/2013 4:44:17 AM
I think she's supposed to be like the Queen Elizabeth, the virgin queen.
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#6EnfusionistPosted 3/16/2013 5:06:37 AM
I was planning on making her into the Bride class just because I felt bad for her never getting married...
#7EvenSpoonierPosted 3/16/2013 6:49:27 AM
Hodou posted...
We already know from some of Libra's supports that the Ylissean clergy takes a Catholic approach where priests/clerics are not allowed to get married or have children after becoming men/women of the cloth. So if Emmeryn was the nation's primary religious leader, it would make sense for her to be forced to remain "pure."

This is my guess, though it doesn't explain their father. But this, too, can be explained by taking cues from the Catholic church. He might not have been expected to become Exalt, much like Chrom and Lissa weren't, and both married and had children before some unexpected turn of events put him on the throne. The Ylissean church may have considered it a greater wrong to break up that family, and thus allowed the situation to proceed.

This might even explain his campaign against Plegia. If he wasn't expected to take the throne, then there must have been some older siblings in the line, or perhaps he was from a more minor branch of the family that suddenly died out. That would have left his authority shaky at best, and he might have cooked up a military stunt to cement it. The hell of it is, it apparently worked.

Though Chrom eventually becomes the Exalt despite having children and being married, that's not too hard to explain away.

If I recall correctly, Chrom never actually became Exalt: he inherited the Halidom, but did not take that title, to honor his late sister. As something of a more ordinary kind of king, he would not be bound by the Church's rules.
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#8SazukeEXPosted 3/16/2013 6:53:13 AM(edited)
When you meet her she already has her hands full with war brewing and the people revere her. She simply didn't have the time to marry nor the desire as she loved all her people equally and even loved her enemies. That and she's at most 5-10 years older than Chrom.

Chrom only rapidly marries because the "death" of Emm hit hard and his marriage brought about celebration and took the peoples mind of the recently ended war for a little while and to embrace his rule.
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