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4th Dec '16 11:08:47 PM Xtifr
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'''''Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within''''' is a computer animated science fiction {{film}} directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series of role-playing games.

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'''''Final ''Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within''''' Within'' is a computer animated science fiction {{film}} directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series of role-playing games.
20th Nov '16 8:32:08 PM foxley
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* CaughtInTheBadPartOfTown: Doctor Aki Ross dares to venture outside the protected zone, and into the abandoned areas where the deadly phantoms lurk, seeking key pieces that she believes will solve the mystery of the phantoms. The Deep Eyes elite strike team routinely has to cover her butt while she's gathering her {{MacGuffin}}s.
11th Oct '16 1:20:00 PM fearlessnikki
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%%* AllCGICartoon

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%%* AllCGICartoon* AllCGICartoon: Played with, since the movie goes for photo-realistic CGI characters rather than cartoon.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Phantoms are destroyed, implying that their spirits return to Gaia along with everyone else's. But only two of the main cast are still alive, with massive amounts of the population slaughtered in General Hein's ill-thought out plan. It is however implied - by the shot of the bird - that life ''will'' find a way to continue]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Phantoms are destroyed, implying that their spirits return to Gaia along with everyone else's. But only two of the main cast are still alive, with massive amounts of the population slaughtered in General Hein's ill-thought out plan. It is however implied - by the shot of the bird - that life ''will'' find a way to continue]].continue. It is also mentioned by General Hein that most of the council members escaped the invasion, meaning there's still some form of government to keep order]].



* BlackBestFriend: Ryan is this for Gray.

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* BlackBestFriend: Ryan is this for Gray.Gray, since he's TheLancer within the Deep Eyes.



* ButNotTooForeign: Aki Ross.

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* ButNotTooForeign: Aki Ross.Ross has an ambiguous appearance where her skin is pale but her features are not entirely Caucasian. She's also voiced by an Asian-American actress. Her ethnicity is never stated, only that she was born in San Francisco.
* CallBack: While looking for the sixth spirit, they mistake it for an eagle flying overhead. Aki remarks that it's just "a survivor. Waiting for life to return." [[spoiler: The same eagle reappears at the end of the film when the Phantoms have been cleansed from the Earth. This is what inserts some positivity into the situation - as Aki realises that life will go on]].



* CoolShip: Aki's Black Boa.

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* CoolShip: Aki's Black Boa.Boa, in true ''Final Fantasy'' tradition.



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler: See BittersweetEnding]].



* ExactTimeToFailure: When Gray is infected with a Phantom, there is a time limit on how long the treatment shield will prevent him from being lost.

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* ExactTimeToFailure: When Gray is infected with a Phantom, there is a time limit on how long the treatment shield will prevent him the particles from being lost.overcoming his body.



* GaiasVengeance: Invoked explicitly by Aki and Dr. Sid.
* GeneralRipper: General Hein, Played by James Woods.

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* GaiasVengeance: Invoked explicitly by Aki and Dr. Sid.
Sid. Although in this case, it's not necessarily vengeance; just something to restore things to their natural order.
* GeneralRipper: General Hein, Played through and through. His wife and daughter were killed by James Woods.the Phantoms and he doesn't trust any of Dr Sid's theories - preferring to use brute force to wipe the Phantoms out.



* InNameOnly: The difference in medium may partly be the cause of this one. The games often run for dozens of hours and feature fairly intricate settings, but films are generally around two hours, a length that simply [[PragmaticAdaptation does not justify crafting an original setting of the franchise's usual complexity]]. This may explain why ''Final Fantasy'' films that use settings which have already been established in the games, such as ''Advent Children'', tend to be far truer to the source.

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* InNameOnly: InNameOnly:
**
The difference in medium may partly be the cause of this one. The games often run for dozens of hours and feature fairly intricate settings, but films are generally around two hours, a length that simply [[PragmaticAdaptation does not justify crafting an original setting of the franchise's usual complexity]]. This may explain why ''Final Fantasy'' films that use settings which have already been established in the games, such as ''Advent Children'', tend to be far truer to the source.source.
** That being said, the game does contain many of the tropes found in the games; the party only has four members, the airship is out of action until towards the end, enemies [[RandomEncounter appear out of nowhere to attack]] but can't enter settlements or cities. The biggest difference however is that the film is set on Earth - whereas every game in the series is set in a fictional world.



* JustFriends: Jane and Neil. Just pay attention to their interactions throughout the film, and it won't take a huge leap of thought to guess that they care about each other, a LOT. However, Neil's goofball and generally not-serious nature and personality, along with Jane's tough-woman, no-nonsense and professional personality, keeps them from ever really acknowledging it openly, let alone acting on it...[[spoiler:until Neil gets killed by a phantom out of nowhere and unexpectedly, probably in an attempt to GutPunch the audience, which causes Jane to go nigh BERSERK. After taking out the offending phantom, she soon realizes she has no hope of escape once the Meta Phantom's tentacles are popping up all around her, and simply stand there to die and let her body fall next to Neil's, uniting them in death.]]
* KillSat: The Zeus space cannon.

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* JustFriends: Jane and Neil. Just pay attention to their interactions throughout the film, and it won't take a huge leap of thought to guess that they care about each other, a LOT. However, Neil's goofball and generally not-serious nature and personality, along with Jane's tough-woman, no-nonsense and professional personality, keeps them from ever really acknowledging it openly, let alone acting on it...[[spoiler:until Neil gets killed by a phantom out of nowhere and unexpectedly, probably in an attempt to GutPunch the audience, which causes Jane to go nigh BERSERK. After taking out the offending phantom, she soon realizes she has no hope of escape once the Meta Phantom's tentacles are popping up all around her, and simply stand there to die and let her body fall next to Neil's, uniting them in death.]]
* KillSat: The Zeus space cannon. [[spoiler: It fires into the meteor crash site as a downward beam of light]].



* TheLifestream: The planetary gaia force is pretty much directly modeled after the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' concept.

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* TheLifestream: The planetary gaia Gaia force is pretty much directly modeled after the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' concept.concept. Although in this case, it's not ''punishing'' the Earth for anything.



* MickeyMousing: The first appearance of the Zeus Cannon takes this to such (ear-shattering) extremes it borders on {{Narm}}.
* MookLieutenant: Major Elliott.
* MrExposition: Dr. Sid.

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* %%* MickeyMousing: The first appearance of the Zeus Cannon takes this to such (ear-shattering) extremes it borders on {{Narm}}.
* MookLieutenant: Major Elliott.
Elliott, who gets a few lines here and there but ultimately ends up as cannon fodder for the Phantoms.
* MrExposition: Dr. Sid.Sid as the one who's been studying the Phantoms for years, is the one most qualified to tell the audience about the.



%%* OurSoulsAreDifferent. And OurGhostsAreDifferent, too.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Apparently the little girl Aki met at a hospital.

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%%* OurSoulsAreDifferent. And OurGhostsAreDifferent, too.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: The Phantoms are ghosts who were killed when their planet was destroyed. They are able to infect others and kill them, turning them into Phantoms too]].
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: In this case, souls are all born of the Earth's Gaia. When a person dies, they are restored to the Gaia to be reborn in a new form. They can also be harnessed as some kind of weapon, which is what Aki and Sid are planning.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Apparently the little girl Aki met at a hospital. When Aki told her the Gaia theory, she didn't believe it.



%%* PillarOfLight

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%%* PillarOfLight* PillarOfLight: Fittingly as the Zeus Cannon is represented as a KillSat [[spoiler: the spirit wave that eliminates the Phantoms manifests itself as one of these]].



* RandomEncounters: One of the few things seemingly taken from the source material, the movie comes up with an explanation of why monsters can just pop up out of the ground at any time.

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* RandomEncounters: One of the few things seemingly taken Taken from the source material, the movie comes up with an explanation of why monsters can just pop up out of the ground at any time.



%%* ShoutingShooter

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%%* ShoutingShooter* ShoutingShooter: All of the Deep Eyes engage in this, although Jane is the most frequent shouter.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Downplayed but still present. The two females are the tough butch Jane and the more feminine looking scientist Aki.



* ZeroGSpot: Aki and Gray.

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* ZeroGSpot: Aki and Gray.Gray share an intimate moment in the Black Boa after [[spoiler: all their friends have died]].
11th Oct '16 5:35:52 AM Parallax2814
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'''''Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within''''' is a computer animated science fiction {{film}} directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the [[RunningGag kitten-stranglingly popular]] ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series of role-playing games.

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'''''Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within''''' is a computer animated science fiction {{film}} directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the [[RunningGag kitten-stranglingly popular]] popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series of role-playing games.
9th Sep '16 10:08:31 AM NOYB
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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: The Phantoms. Earth's authorities and population assumed that they were strange and violent alien invaders. They're actually ghosts, whose presence on Earth is completely accidental. The assumption that they are alive ends up backfiring ''horribly'' against General Hein when, in an attempt to gain authorisation to use the Zeus cannon, he lets what he plans to be a small group of Phantoms into New York Barrier City, and then have his men eliminate them before they do too much damage. Then the Phantoms start spreading rapidly throughout the city, using methods that living things would not be able to survive. This mistake ends up dooming the city, costing the lives of all its inhabitants]].

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: The Phantoms. Earth's authorities and population assumed that they were strange and violent alien invaders.invaders who happen to be incorporeal by nature. They're actually ghosts, whose presence on Earth is completely accidental. The assumption that they are alive ends up backfiring ''horribly'' against General Hein when, in an attempt to gain authorisation to use the Zeus cannon, he lets what he plans to be a small group of Phantoms into New York Barrier City, and then have his men eliminate them before they do too much damage. Then the Phantoms start spreading rapidly throughout the city, using methods that living things would not be able to survive. This mistake ends up dooming the city, costing the lives of all its inhabitants]].
7th Sep '16 11:25:13 AM jackgrimm99
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler: See BittersweetEnding]].
6th Jul '16 10:42:10 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: The Phantoms. Even the giant creatures are just large wild animals unaware of their ghostly state.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: The Phantoms. Even the giant creatures are just large wild animals unaware of their ghostly state.
12th Jun '16 12:45:06 AM Silverblade2
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* AllCGICartoon

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* %%* AllCGICartoon



* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Gray as far as the Deep Eyes are concerned. Although Aki is the protagonist, Gray is in command during field missions.
** TheLancer: Ryan, who is Gray's sergeant.
** TheBigGuy: Jane, the most aggressive member of the Deep Eyes.
** TheSmartGuy: Aki, the non ActionGirl of the bunch and who holds the key to solving everything.
** TheHeart: Neil, who is the PluckyComicRelief and acts more as a pilot than a fighter.
** TheSixthRanger: Dr Sid does not join TheTeam until the end of the second act. Doubles as TheMentor to Aki.



* [[spoiler: GoIntoTheLight: More or less how the Phantoms are finally dealt with.]]

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* [[spoiler: GoIntoTheLight: More [[spoiler:More or less how the Phantoms are finally dealt with.]]



* [[NonActionGuy Non-Action Girl]]: Aki isn't a DistressedDamsel, but she's clearly a non-combatant scientist who hangs around with four very competent soldiers.

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* [[NonActionGuy Non-Action Girl]]: NonActionGuy: Aki isn't a DistressedDamsel, but she's clearly a non-combatant scientist who hangs around with four very competent soldiers.



* OurSoulsAreDifferent. And OurGhostsAreDifferent, too.

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* %%* OurSoulsAreDifferent. And OurGhostsAreDifferent, too.



* PillarOfLight

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* %%* PillarOfLight



* SerkisFolk And how.

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* %%* SerkisFolk And how.



* ShoutingShooter

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* %%* ShoutingShooter



* SoftGlass: Played straight.

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* %%* SoftGlass: Played straight.



** Jane is a Type A towards Neil. She busts his chops but it's clear she cares for him.
** Gray is a Type B towards Aki. He initially acts childish by not letting her know who he is, but acts like a nice guy throughout the rest of the film.
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies: Jane Proudfoot, the tough SpaceMarine, gets eaten, while [[HotScientist Dr. Ross]] survives.]]

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** Jane is a Type A towards Neil. She busts his chops but it's clear she cares for him.
** Gray is a Type B towards Aki. He initially acts childish by not letting her know who he is, but acts like a nice guy throughout the rest of the film.
* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies: Jane [[spoiler:Jane Proudfoot, the tough SpaceMarine, gets eaten, while [[HotScientist Dr. Ross]] survives.]]



* YouShallNotPass

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* %%* YouShallNotPass
7th Jun '16 5:11:21 PM fearlessnikki
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* ActionGirl: Jane

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* ActionGirl: JaneJane, who's clearly TheBigGuy in the Deep Eyes.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Phantoms are destroyed, implying that their spirits return to Gaia along with everyone else's. But only two of the main cast are still alive, with massive amounts of the population slaughtered in General Hein's ill-thought out plan. It is however implied - by the shot of the bird - that life ''will'' find a way to continue]].



* DeathIsDramatic

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* DeathIsDramaticDeathIsDramatic: The Phantoms killing people involves ripping their souls out and crunching them.



* DownerEnding: The Phantoms are gone, and it's vaguely implied life will return to the earth, but at the moment it's a barren, lifeless world.
** Not to mention that only two named characters are still alive (Aki and Sid), and the population has been reduced to a fraction of its former size.
** And they blew up their [[ComicallyMissingThePoint awesome space cannon]]!
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Hein, realizing that he was responsible for the Phantoms massacre of the New York Barrier City, drifts into space within his ship and unloads all but one of the bullets from his gun, with the intention of shooting himself. He changes his mind when his ship beeps at him for a destination, deciding to go out in a blaze of glory using the Zeus cannon]].
** [[spoiler:Jane, after Neil is killed getting the ''Black Boa'' prepped, lowers her weapon and simply waits to be killed]].

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* DownerEnding: The Phantoms are gone, and it's vaguely implied life will return to the earth, but at the moment it's a barren, lifeless world.
DrivenToSuicide:
** Not to mention that only two named characters are still alive (Aki and Sid), and the population has been reduced to a fraction of its former size.
** And they blew up their [[ComicallyMissingThePoint awesome space cannon]]!
* DrivenToSuicide:
[[spoiler: Hein, realizing that he was responsible for the Phantoms massacre of the New York Barrier City, drifts into space within his ship and unloads all but one of the bullets from his gun, with the intention of shooting himself. He changes his mind when his ship beeps at him for a destination, deciding to go out in a blaze of glory using the Zeus cannon]].
** [[spoiler:Jane, after Neil is killed getting the ''Black Boa'' prepped, lowers her weapon and simply waits to be killed]].killed, It's unknown if she could have made it to safety if she wanted to - but Phantoms were closing in around her]].



* ExactTimeToFailure - It can apparently be determined down to the second how long an infected person has before it is too late to save them from the Phantom.
** The countdown was until the MagiTek barrier containing the infection failed.

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* ExactTimeToFailure - It can apparently be determined down to the second ExactTimeToFailure: When Gray is infected with a Phantom, there is a time limit on how long an infected person has before it is too late to save them the treatment shield will prevent him from the Phantom.
** The countdown was until the MagiTek barrier containing the infection failed.
being lost.



** DefiantToTheEnd
--->"But it must be done."
* FacelessGoons

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** DefiantToTheEnd
--->"But it must be done."
* FacelessGoonsFacelessGoons: The men that join the Deep Eyes under General Hein's orders never take off their helmets.



* FrothyMugsOfWater

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* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Gray as far as the Deep Eyes are concerned. Although Aki is the protagonist, Gray is in command during field missions.
** TheLancer: Ryan, who is Gray's sergeant.
** TheBigGuy: Jane, the most aggressive member of the Deep Eyes.
** TheSmartGuy: Aki, the non ActionGirl of the bunch and who holds the key to solving everything.
** TheHeart: Neil, who is the PluckyComicRelief and acts more as a pilot than a fighter.
** TheSixthRanger: Dr Sid does not join TheTeam until the end of the second act. Doubles as TheMentor to Aki.
%%*
FrothyMugsOfWater



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Gray Edwards]] sacrificed himself as a medium needed to physically transmit the completed spirit into the alien Gaia.
** Ryan performed one in order to draw the Meta Phantom away from the Black Boa.

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
**
[[spoiler: Gray Edwards]] sacrificed himself as a medium needed to physically transmit the completed spirit into the alien Gaia.
** Ryan performed [[spoiler: Ryan]] performs one in order to draw the Meta Phantom away from the Black Boa.



* HilariousOuttakes: Of the spoof variety, of course. Featured on the DVD.
** Even better is an EasterEgg of the characters doing Music/MichaelJackson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi3wV8ebogQ Thriller]]" (considering the monsters are ghosts, [[TheDeadCanDance fitting]]).

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* HilariousOuttakes: Of the spoof variety, of course. Featured on the DVD.
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DVD. Even better is an EasterEgg of the characters doing Music/MichaelJackson's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi3wV8ebogQ Thriller]]" (considering the monsters are ghosts, [[TheDeadCanDance fitting]]).



* {{Reconstruction}}: The film finds a way to justify many of the tropes associated with the Final Fantasy games. Monsters appear out of nowhere? They're invisible and can only be illuminated by bioetheric energy. Monsters can't enter cities? They have barriers to block them out. Don't get an airship until late in the game? It's confiscated by the authorities for the first two acts. The movie even puts in a way for the 'final boss' to go OneWingedAngel.



* RedOniBlueOni

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* %%* RedOniBlueOni



* SamusIsAGirl: Jane Proudfoot.

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* SamusIsAGirl: Parodied. Even before Jane Proudfoot.removes her helmet, it's quite clear that there is a female in the Deep Eyes. But Aki collectively refers to them as Gray's "men", which Jane takes issue with.


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* TokenTrio: The other three Deep Eyes. There's Neil (white guy), Ryan (black guy) and Jane (white girl).
* {{Tsundere}}:
** Jane is a Type A towards Neil. She busts his chops but it's clear she cares for him.
** Gray is a Type B towards Aki. He initially acts childish by not letting her know who he is, but acts like a nice guy throughout the rest of the film.
20th May '16 11:08:48 AM Thespian101
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* VasquezAlwaysDies: Jane Proudfoot, the tough SpaceMarine, gets eaten, while [[HotScientist Dr. Ross]] survives.

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* [[spoiler: VasquezAlwaysDies: Jane Proudfoot, the tough SpaceMarine, gets eaten, while [[HotScientist Dr. Ross]] survives.]]
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