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I came across both of these sentences:

  1. 我々も、できるだけ早く問題を解決してキミに協力させてもらうよ

  2. 王子様に喜んでもらえて嬉しさ満開です
    (Character is a flower-human creature)

I know that てもらう refers to someone receiving a benefit/pleasure from an action. I believe that in both of these sentences, the speaker is receiving the benefit, but I'm not positive as I'm a little confused by the に.

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In these two sentence, the two に modify different parts of the sentences.

キミに協力させてもらうよ。
It's my pleasure to help you. / Allow me to help you.

This is technically ambiguous, but キミに almost certainly modifies 協力する, not もらう. The subject of 協力する is the speaker himself. ~に協力する is a basic usage of the verb 協力する.

王子様に喜んでもらえて嬉しさ満開です。
Prince, I'm blooming with joy that you're pleased!

This is also technically ambiguous, but in 90% of the time, 王子様に modifies もらえる. The subject of 喜ぶ is the prince. Another interpretation is "I'm happy that you're pleased about the prince", but it's unlikely.

And a sentence like this can be completely ambiguous.

彼に手紙を渡してもらいます。

  • I'll ask him to pass the letter (to someone else).
    (The subject of 渡す is 彼.)
  • I ask (you) to pass the letter to him.
    (The subject of 渡す is "you".)

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