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25th Jul '16 6:09:18 AM Morbuss
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* Episode 1 of the 2016 series featured a few awesome moments:
** Kill-e-Crank-e [[TakingYouWithMe eliminating]] [[HeroicSacrifice veteran robot]] [[TheDreaded Razer]] by timing its drive into the pit while Razer was still holding onto it.
** Newcomers Carbide managing to win two out of three battles in the Second Round, despite being taken to the Judges by Terrorhurtz in the first battle. It's second battle against Nuts was, to put it lightly - '''''brutal.''''' It destroyed the protective ring surrounding Nuts (which also held its flails, rendering its offence null and void) and threw a shard of said ring up against the Control Booth, thankfully made out of bulletproof glass. It then proceeded to wreck Nuts' wheels, even tearing one off at one point and buckling the other.
** [[JokeCharacter Nuts]] managing to take both veterans Behemoth and Terrorhurtz to the Judges' Decison in the Second Round, despite having virtually no weaponry and armor. Bonus points for their battle against Terrorhurtz because it was the third of three, and their second left them with a whole bunch of pieces and shrapnel; and they still managed to rebuild it in time for the next bout, AND were able to survive, despite their robot falling apart. They were even given the better Control mark, simply for the sheer audacity of going into battle with a broken robot -''and surviving''.
** Lastly, Carbide facing Behemoth in the final, where previously it had ran circles around the old robot and even took a chunk out of its plough. This rematch was over before it started, since Behemoth had drive issues, but Carbide still showed their raw power by tossing them about.
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* '''[[http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/robot-wars-returns ROBOT WARS LIVES!]]'''

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9th Jul '16 2:03:29 AM bt8257
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** It's actually worth noting that Diotoir spent most of this match ''shoving Tornado around''. Tornado is a machine known for its speed and pushing power, and yet Diotoir (a 2WD machine!) was not only equal, but actually ''superior'' to it in that regard, managing to out-ram the rammer and then finally push it into the pit.

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** It's actually worth noting that Diotoir spent most of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeie5cYFeis this match match]] ''shoving Tornado around''. Tornado is a machine known for its speed and pushing power, and yet Diotoir (a 2WD machine!) was not only equal, but actually ''superior'' to it in that regard, managing to out-ram the rammer and then finally push it into the pit.
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* The first Crowning Moment for Chaos 2 (it had ''quite'' a few) was in Series 3 when it became the first robot to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOojWy6Lta4 launch another out of the ring]].

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* The first Crowning Moment for Chaos 2 (it had ''quite'' a few) was in Series 3 when it became the first robot to [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOojWy6Lta4 launch another out of the ring]].



* Any instance of the competitors abandoning the battle to go after the House Robots will often make for a CMOA; probably the best example would be the first melee of the Seventh Wars All-Stars Tournament, where Kat 3, Panic Attack, Bigger Brother and Firestorm all made a pre-match pact to go after the house robots - Shunt, the Refbot and Cassius Chrome - instead of each other. It's hilarious to watch, especially as the arena tries to fight back and fails, setting off the floor flipper and drop zone in a desperate attempt to catch out the competitors as they give the House Robots a thorough pasting. Can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jhjwkR5RZM&feature=related here]].

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* Any instance of the competitors abandoning the battle to go after the House Robots will often make for a CMOA; probably the best example would be the first melee of the Seventh Wars All-Stars Tournament, where Kat 3, Panic Attack, Bigger Brother and Firestorm all made a pre-match pact to go after the house robots - Shunt, the Refbot and Cassius Chrome - instead of each other. It's hilarious to watch, especially as the arena tries to fight back and fails, setting off the floor flipper and drop zone in a desperate attempt to catch out the competitors as they give the House Robots a thorough pasting. Can be seen [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jhjwkR5RZM&feature=related com/watch?v=8jhjwkR5RZM here]].



* Another [=CMOA=] relating to knocking a robot out of the arena, Storm 2 did this to the Steel Avenger. Only Storm 2 didn't do it with a flipper; it did it by pushing Steel Avenger into a wall at high speed, where it just bounced over the fence. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFX01xgNyE Now that was cool.]]

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* Another [=CMOA=] relating to knocking a robot out of the arena, Storm 2 did this to the Steel Avenger. Only Storm 2 didn't do it with a flipper; it did it by pushing Steel Avenger into a wall at high speed, where it just bounced over the fence. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFX01xgNyE com/watch?v=vhFX01xgNyE&t=1m7s Now that was cool.]]



*** It was worse (and yet, somehow better) than that- Storm 2 ''won'' the Series 7 Grand Final, only being blatantly robbed of the championship because the judges were tricked into making a false decision! YMMV? No, the judges ''actually sent Team Storm personalised letters of apology'' so they as good as admitted they were the real winners (sadly too late to make a difference)!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OdsnpByoJ4 Chaos 2 vs Wild Thing.]] One of the finest battles in Robot Wars history. There was a simultaneous [=CMOA=] for both machines when Wild Thing nearly pitted Chaos 2 ''twice'' - coming so close on the second occasion that ''the pit pyrotechnics went off!'' - and on both occasions Chaos 2 ''somehow'' recovered.

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*** It was worse (and yet, somehow better) than that- Storm 2 ''won'' the Series 7 Grand Final, only being blatantly robbed of the championship because the judges were tricked into making a false decision! YMMV? No, the judges ''actually sent Team Storm personalised letters of apology'' apology letters'' so they as good as admitted they were the real winners (sadly too late to make a difference)!
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OdsnpByoJ4 Chaos 2 vs vs. Wild Thing.]] One of the finest battles in Robot Wars history. George Francis said this about the fight: [[WorthyOpponent "It was terrific. It was the best fight I've ever had."]] There was a simultaneous [=CMOA=] for both ''both'' machines when Wild Thing nearly pitted Chaos 2 ''twice'' - coming so close on the second occasion that ''the pit pyrotechnics went off!'' - and on both occasions Chaos 2 ''somehow'' recovered.



* From Robot Wars Extreme Warriors (the US version), we've got Tricerabot the House Robot killer. It flipped a flywheel-bearing Matilda, and shoved Sir Killalot into the pit [[ExecutiveMeddling (which wasn't shown on TV)]]. Keep in mind, this was the season BEFORE it even had a flipper.

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* From Robot Wars Extreme Warriors (the US version), we've got Tricerabot the House Robot killer. It flipped a flywheel-bearing Matilda, and ''[[HolyShitQuotient shoved Sir Killalot into the pit pit]]''. [[ExecutiveMeddling (which It sadly wasn't shown on TV)]].TV]]. Keep in mind, this was the season BEFORE it even had a flipper.
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* Cassius in the semi-finals of Series 2 when its self-righting mechanism was demonstrated for the first time, receiving a loud cheer from the audience and several replays. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&t=6m36s Watch it here]].

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* Cassius in the semi-finals of Series 2 when its self-righting mechanism was demonstrated for the first time, receiving a loud cheer from the audience and several replays. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&t=6m36s Watch it here]].



* Velocirippa may often be considered one of the greatest {{Butt Monkey}}s of ''Robot Wars,'' never winning a battle[[note]]of course their ''other'' robot, Mighty Mouse, was a different matter[[/note]] but it did at least make an ''awesome'' first impression- the robot has a single win registered on its wiki page, not for a battle, but for the Robotic Soccer qualifier round it won against Demolition Demon 2. Robotic Soccer was often an awkward, clumsy affair where the ball would get stuck and would sometimes only end up in the net by sheer accident, but after a cagey start Velocirippa waited for their chance, [[https://youtu.be/rs_4Kzle1Ro?t=135 then when Matilda knocked the ball back into the centre of the arena they RUSHED in, scooped it up with pinpoint precision and drove it straight into the net!]] Soccer is often called UsefulNotes/TheBeautifulGame, and this was a truly ''beautiful'' goal, a stunning display of razor-sharp driving and timing.
* Cassius's predecessor Recyclopse's Crowning Moment of Awesome occurred when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=E8LgUQCnvSU#t=428s if flipped over Matilda]], the first 'House Robot Kill' of the series (also consider that Recyclopse was unable to move at the time). Cassius would later [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYhpuzj_Dsk&feature=player_detailpage#t=409s repeat this feat]].

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* Velocirippa may often be considered one of the greatest {{Butt Monkey}}s {{butt monkey}}s of ''Robot Wars,'' never winning a battle[[note]]of course their ''other'' robot, Mighty Mouse, was a different matter[[/note]] but it did at least make an ''awesome'' first impression- the robot has a single win registered on its wiki page, not for a battle, but for the Robotic Soccer qualifier round it won against Demolition Demon 2. Robotic Soccer was often an awkward, clumsy affair where the ball would get stuck and would sometimes only end up in the net by sheer accident, but after a cagey start Velocirippa waited for their chance, [[https://youtu.be/rs_4Kzle1Ro?t=135 then when Matilda knocked the ball back into the centre of the arena they RUSHED in, scooped it up with pinpoint precision and drove it straight into the net!]] Soccer is often called UsefulNotes/TheBeautifulGame, and this was a truly ''beautiful'' goal, a stunning display of razor-sharp driving and timing.
* Cassius's predecessor Recyclopse's Crowning Moment of Awesome occurred when [[http://www.
[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=E8LgUQCnvSU#t=428s if flipped over Matilda]], com/watch?v=rs_4Kzle1Ro&t=2m15s then when Matilda knocked the first 'House Robot Kill' ball back into the centre of the series (also consider that Recyclopse arena they RUSHED in, scooped it up with pinpoint precision and drove it straight into the net!]] Soccer is often called UsefulNotes/TheBeautifulGame, and this was unable to move at the time). Cassius would later [[http://www.a truly ''beautiful'' goal, a stunning display of razor-sharp driving and timing.
* Cassius's predecessor Recyclopse's Crowning Moment of Awesome occurred when [[https://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=mYhpuzj_Dsk&feature=player_detailpage#t=409s com/watch?v=E8LgUQCnvSU&t=7m8s if flipped over Matilda]], the first 'House Robot Kill' of the series (also consider that Recyclopse was unable to move at the time). Cassius would later [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYhpuzj_Dsk&t=6m49s repeat this feat]].



* While it may not be as universally liked, the fight between [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFVa5iPnQI8 Bigger Brother and Hypnodisc]] shows the former getting ripped apart and ''still winning''. Even Jonathan Pearce was going through its death speech before they managed it. The show's wiki later voted it the greatest battle in Robot Wars history.
* Wheely Big Cheese's flipper was often touted as the most powerful ever seen, but only once did it truly live up to its potential: in its Series 5 battle against Axe Awe. In a single flip, Axe Awe was, to quote Jonathan Pearce, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cvVYzvQQB4#t=160s "flipped right out of the Robot Wars galaxy"!]] It was undoubtedly the biggest flip in the history of the show, and probably one of the biggest flips ''ever''.
** The predecessor to Wheely Big Cheese, The Big Cheese, may have been OvershadowedByAwesome due to only reaching a heat final in its only appearance, but you shouldn't forget that the only reason it never got as far as Wheely Big Cheese was because its heat final opponent was ''Chaos 2.'' The clash of these two titans was unquestionably ''the'' best battle in all of Series 3 (and was officially voted as such) and this was the only real challenge Chaos 2 would face from another competitor until the semifinals of Series ''4'' (meaning this could almost be considered to have been the real Grand Final right then and there)! It wasn't ''just'' a great battle between two awesome robots either; after Chaos 2 flipped The Big Cheese and its was unable (just barely) to self-right, the House Robots came in for the kill. Sir Killalot drove his lance into The Big Cheese, lifting it into the air in retribution for boasts from Roger Plant that The Big Cheese could defeat him and carried it over to the arena floor flipper. [[https://youtu.be/Xny6LqNkbu8?t=463 What happened next was LEGENDARY;]] Killalot naively put The Big Cheese down on the flipper upright and it blithely drove right off it, attacked Sgt. Bash, hauled him ''into the air'' and ''broke him apart!'' This is the only instance of a competitor actually lifting a House Robot ''completely'' off the arena floor and cemented The Big Cheese forever as the most powerful electric lifter ''ever'' seen on the show.

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* While it may not be as universally liked, the fight between [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFVa5iPnQI8 Bigger Brother and Hypnodisc]] shows the former getting ripped apart and ''still winning''. Even Jonathan Pearce was going through its death speech before they managed it. The show's wiki later voted it the greatest battle in Robot Wars history.
* Wheely Big Cheese's flipper was often touted as the most powerful ever seen, but only once did it truly live up to its potential: in its Series 5 battle against Axe Awe. In a single flip, Axe Awe was, to quote Jonathan Pearce, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cvVYzvQQB4#t=160s com/watch?v=8cvVYzvQQB4&t=2m40s "flipped right out of the Robot Wars galaxy"!]] It was undoubtedly the biggest flip in the history of the show, and probably one of the biggest flips ''ever''.
** The predecessor to Wheely Big Cheese, The Big Cheese, may have been OvershadowedByAwesome due to only reaching a heat final in its only appearance, but you shouldn't forget that the only reason it never got as far as Wheely Big Cheese was because its heat final opponent was ''Chaos 2.'' The clash of these two titans was unquestionably ''the'' best battle in all of Series 3 (and was officially voted as such) and this was the only real challenge Chaos 2 would face from another competitor until the semifinals of Series ''4'' (meaning this could almost be considered to have been the real Grand Final right then and there)! It wasn't ''just'' a great battle between two awesome robots either; after Chaos 2 flipped The Big Cheese and its was unable (just barely) to self-right, the House Robots came in for the kill. Sir Killalot drove his lance into The Big Cheese, lifting it into the air in retribution for boasts from Roger Plant that The Big Cheese could defeat him and carried it over to the arena floor flipper. [[https://youtu.be/Xny6LqNkbu8?t=463 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xny6LqNkbu8t=7m43s What happened next was LEGENDARY;]] Killalot naively put The Big Cheese down on the flipper upright and it blithely drove right off it, attacked Sgt. Bash, hauled him ''into the air'' and ''broke him apart!'' This is the only instance of a competitor actually lifting a House Robot ''completely'' off the arena floor and cemented The Big Cheese forever as the most powerful electric lifter ''ever'' seen on the show.



* Razer whenever he is attacking the house robots, which is nearly every fight as seen [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EtjF6zcx7k8 here]]

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* Razer whenever he is attacking the house robots, which is nearly every fight as seen [[http://uk.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtjF6zcx7k8 here]]



*** Well, it was the first to outright destroy a house robot - watch [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_e4cHWS2758&feature=related this]].

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*** Well, it was the first to outright destroy a house robot - watch [[http://uk.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e4cHWS2758&feature=related com/watch?v=_e4cHWS2758 this]].



** And then in Series 4, [[https://youtu.be/3ik-rJttfK4?t=1m13s they went one better]] by arriving with Plunderbird 4 in a ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_CH-47_Chinook Chinook]]''- complete with a LockAndLoadMontage of the team landing and driving off the aircraft to the ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' [[AwesomeMusic theme]], and a BadassArmFold right at the end.

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** And then in Series 4, [[https://youtu.be/3ik-rJttfK4?t=1m13s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ik-rJttfK4&t=1m13s they went one better]] by arriving with Plunderbird 4 in a ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_CH-47_Chinook Chinook]]''- complete with a LockAndLoadMontage of the team landing and driving off the aircraft to the ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' [[AwesomeMusic theme]], and a BadassArmFold right at the end.



* Firestorm, in the Commonwealth Carnage, somehow managed to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YdZyMFYAC4&list=PL77C021718479EAF4&index=59#t=1m08s flip Mr. Psycho!]] Keep in mind that Firestorm weighs 99kg, while Mr. Psycho weighs ''750''.

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* Firestorm, in the Commonwealth Carnage, somehow managed to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YdZyMFYAC4&list=PL77C021718479EAF4&index=59#t=1m08s com/watch?v=8YdZyMFYAC4&t=1m08s flip Mr. Psycho!]] Keep in mind that Firestorm weighs 99kg, while Mr. Psycho weighs ''750''.



* Another [=CMOA=] relating to knocking a robot out of the arena, Storm 2 did this to the Steel Avenger. Only Storm 2 didn't do it with a flipper; it did it by pushing Steel Avenger into a wall at high speed, where it just bounced over the fence. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFX01xgNyE Now that was cool.]]

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* Another [=CMOA=] relating to knocking a robot out of the arena, Storm 2 did this to the Steel Avenger. Only Storm 2 didn't do it with a flipper; it did it by pushing Steel Avenger into a wall at high speed, where it just bounced over the fence. [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhFX01xgNyE Now that was cool.]]



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OdsnpByoJ4 Chaos 2 vs Wild Thing.]] One of the finest battles in Robot Wars history. There was a simultaneous [=CMOA=] for both machines when Wild Thing nearly pitted Chaos 2 ''twice'' - coming so close on the second occasion that ''the pit pyrotechnics went off!'' - and on both occasions Chaos 2 ''somehow'' recovered.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OdsnpByoJ4 Chaos 2 vs Wild Thing.]] One of the finest battles in Robot Wars history. There was a simultaneous [=CMOA=] for both machines when Wild Thing nearly pitted Chaos 2 ''twice'' - coming so close on the second occasion that ''the pit pyrotechnics went off!'' - and on both occasions Chaos 2 ''somehow'' recovered.
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* In the 2nd Wars, George Francis' Chaos (the forerunner to the legendary Chaos 2) managed to ''defeat'' Dead Metal in [[https://youtu.be/NRasBcIOfDA?t=7m30s the tug-o-war trial]]. You read that right, while the other four competitors battled to last as long as they could (with two of them managing to last the full time without being pulled into the pit) Chaos actually ''dragged Dead Metal into the pit!'' Even more awesome was that it was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] before the run when Philippa actually asked Team Chaos whether they could get Dead Metal into the pit and George Francis answered "We'll give it a good go".

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* In the 2nd Wars, George Francis' Chaos (the forerunner to the legendary Chaos 2) managed to ''defeat'' Dead Metal in [[https://youtu.be/NRasBcIOfDA?t=7m30s [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRasBcIOfDA&t=7m30s the tug-o-war trial]]. You read that right, while the other four competitors battled to last as long as they could (with two of them managing to last the full time without being pulled into the pit) Chaos actually ''dragged Dead Metal into the pit!'' Even more awesome was that it was [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] before the run when Philippa actually asked Team Chaos whether they could get Dead Metal into the pit and George Francis answered "We'll give it a good go".
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* Cassius in the semi-finals of Series 2 when its self-righting mechanism was demonstrated for the first time, receiving a loud cheer from the audience and several replays. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&t=6m34s Watch it here]].

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* Cassius in the semi-finals of Series 2 when its self-righting mechanism was demonstrated for the first time, receiving a loud cheer from the audience and several replays. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&t=6m34s com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&t=6m36s Watch it here]].
9th Jul '16 1:25:08 AM bt8257
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* Cassius in the semi-finals of Series 2 when its self-righting mechanism was demonstrated for the first time, receiving a loud cheer from the audience and several replays. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&feature=player_detailpage#t=394s Watch it here]].

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* Cassius in the semi-finals of Series 2 when its self-righting mechanism was demonstrated for the first time, receiving a loud cheer from the audience and several replays. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&feature=player_detailpage#t=394s com/watch?v=hXIreYJq-p0&t=6m34s Watch it here]].
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** And then in Series 4, [[https://youtu.be/3ik-rJttfK4?t=1m13s they went one better]] by arriving with Plunderbird 4 in a ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_CH-47_Chinook Chinook]]''- complete with a LockAndLoadMontage of the team landing and driving off the aircraft to the ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' [[AwesomeMusic theme]], and a BadassArmFold right at the end.
-->'''Jonathan Pearce:''' The Plunderbird 4 machine...had arrived. Slowly, but surely into the watching eyes of the ''Robot Wars'' world. And I'll tell you something- Mike, Bryan, Plunderbird 4- they are not here to conduct, in any sense of the word...''[[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} International Rescue!]]''



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