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31st Aug '17 6:13:49 PM Malady
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* Hope from ''[[AloneInACrowdComic Alone in a Crowd]]'' tends to say and do some pretty strange things, much to the confusion of the people around her.

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* Hope from ''[[AloneInACrowdComic Alone in a Crowd]]'' ''Webcomic/AloneInACrowd'' tends to say and do some pretty strange things, much to the confusion of the people around her.
29th Aug '17 9:11:10 PM mela
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* Mela from ''Webcomic/WeAreTheWyreCats'' has a very odd perspective on things, including the sort of things that would make an [[NoodleImplements acceptable deadly weapon]].
27th Aug '17 7:29:05 AM StFan
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** Red Mage is convinced his world runs on TabletopGames rules. [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/10/10/episode-085-i-turned-my-bag-of-holding-inside-out-wrapped-it-around-me-and-walked-through-the-dungeon-walls/ He carries around a character sheet]], rolls twenty-sided dice to see if he succeeds at things, and [[{{Munchkin}} is obsessed with manipulating these rules to his advantage]]. If he were in [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick another webcomic]], this would make him GenreSavvy. However, the world of ''8-Bit Theater'' doesn't actually run on TabletopGames rules; it runs on the RuleOfFunny instead. That means he's just a [=Cloudcuckoolander=], except when it would be funnier for him to be right. He's simply insane all the time, in his own special way, and often oblivious to logic, warping reality with his own bizarre ideas. Just because his crazy schemes occasionally briefly succeed (like the Chocobo breeding experiment) doesn't make him sane. You would never ever think of Red Mage as "the only truly sane person of the group."
** Maybe during the earlier parts of the comic, before Sarda really started having an effect on the plot.
** Since Red Mage [[MinMaxing took mild forms of insanity as character defects in order to maximize his skill points]], including a "3-point Hallucination flaw", it is possible for him to be [[MindScrew both insane and yet correct in his perception of the universe]].

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** Red Mage is convinced his world runs on TabletopGames rules. [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2001/10/10/episode-085-i-turned-my-bag-of-holding-inside-out-wrapped-it-around-me-and-walked-through-the-dungeon-walls/ He carries around a character sheet]], rolls twenty-sided dice to see if he succeeds at things, and [[{{Munchkin}} is obsessed with manipulating these rules to his advantage]]. If he were in [[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick another webcomic]], this would make him GenreSavvy. However, the world of ''8-Bit Theater'' doesn't actually run on TabletopGames rules; it runs on the RuleOfFunny instead. That means he's just a [=Cloudcuckoolander=], Cloudcuckoolander, except when it would be funnier for him to be right. He's simply insane all the time, in his own special way, and often oblivious to logic, warping reality with his own bizarre ideas. Just because his crazy schemes occasionally briefly succeed (like the Chocobo breeding experiment) doesn't make him sane. You would never ever think of Red Mage as "the only truly sane person of the group."
** Maybe
" Except maybe during the earlier parts of the comic, before Sarda really started having an effect on the plot.
**
plot. Since Red Mage [[MinMaxing took mild forms of insanity as character defects in order to maximize his skill points]], including a "3-point Hallucination flaw", it is possible for him to be [[MindScrew both insane and yet correct in his perception of the universe]].



-->'''Fighter''': D'you ever wonder if ''clouds'' see shapes in the ''ground''? Because I wonder about that a ''lot''.

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-->'''Fighter''': --->'''Fighter:''' D'you ever wonder if ''clouds'' see shapes in the ''ground''? Because I wonder about that a ''lot''.



* The otherworldly titular setting of ''AwfulHospital'' is full of this sort of character, but almost all of the major staff have some shade or other of cloudcuckoolander tendencies.
--->'''Dr. Phage:''' ''[on seeing a crude crayon drawing of himself taped to the other side of a window]'' Ah-ha! Looks like I'm already hard at work in the lab after all! Brilliant as usual, doctor!
--->...
--->'''Dr. Tori:''' ''[operating on Fern [[MeatgrinderSurgery with a spork]]]'' Okay, THIS is probably where the brain goes, right? ...Right? ...Tenth time's the charm!
--->...
--->'''Fern:''' ''[to Doctor Man, seemingly the only other human in a world of ambulatory organs and giant microbes]'' But where did you come from?
--->'''Dr. Man:''' Virginia.
--->'''Fern:''' And how did you get here?
--->'''Dr. Man:''' Walked.
--->...
--->'''Dr. Mizer:''' ''[stares intently and silently at a poster depicting a slice of pizza with the head of an infant wearing a chef's hat, in an otherwise empty room]''
--->...
--->'''Note from Dr. Balmer:''' BALMER: Have this wall reinforced! Love, Balmer
--->'''Second Note:''' DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!

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* The otherworldly titular setting of ''AwfulHospital'' ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' is full of this sort of character, but almost all of the major staff have some shade or other of cloudcuckoolander tendencies.
--->'''Dr. -->'''Dr. Phage:''' ''[on seeing a crude crayon drawing of himself taped to the other side of a window]'' Ah-ha! Looks like I'm already hard at work in the lab after all! Brilliant as usual, doctor!
--->...
--->'''Dr.
doctor!\\\
'''Dr.
Tori:''' ''[operating on Fern [[MeatgrinderSurgery with a spork]]]'' Okay, THIS is probably where the brain goes, right? ...Right? ...Tenth time's the charm!
--->...
--->'''Fern:'''
charm!\\\
'''Fern:'''
''[to Doctor Man, seemingly the only other human in a world of ambulatory organs and giant microbes]'' But where did you come from?
--->'''Dr.
from?\\
'''Dr.
Man:''' Virginia.
--->'''Fern:'''
Virginia.\\
'''Fern:'''
And how did you get here?
--->'''Dr.
here?\\
'''Dr.
Man:''' Walked.
--->...
--->'''Dr.
Walked.\\\
'''Dr.
Mizer:''' ''[stares intently and silently at a poster depicting a slice of pizza with the head of an infant wearing a chef's hat, in an otherwise empty room]''
--->...
--->'''Note
room]''\\\
'''Note
from Dr. Balmer:''' BALMER: Have this wall reinforced! Love, Balmer
--->'''Second
Balmer\\
'''Second
Note:''' DON'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!



-->'''Lucy:''' Ready for the games, David?
-->'''David:''' Am I ever!
-->''(Floating hearts, BishieSparkle)''
-->'''Kizuna:''' Ah... um...
-->'''Kizuna:''' H- Hi!
-->''(More Bishie Sparkle)''
-->'''David:''' Ovaries.

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-->'''Lucy:''' Ready for the games, David?
-->'''David:'''
David?\\
'''David:'''
Am I ever!
-->''(Floating
ever!\\
''[floating
hearts, BishieSparkle)''
-->'''Kizuna:'''
BishieSparkle]''\\
'''Kizuna:'''
Ah... um...
-->'''Kizuna:'''
um...\\
'''Kizuna:'''
H- Hi!
-->''(More
Hi!\\
''[more
Bishie Sparkle)''
-->'''David:'''
Sparkle]''\\
'''David:'''
Ovaries.



* Everyone in ''[[http://eqcomics.com/ Edmund Finney's Quest]]'' hails from Cuckooland, except Edmund himself, who is the OnlySaneMan on the planet. For example, Edmund meets [[http://eqcomics.com/2012/02/14/an-archer/ this nutjob]] while traveling with a pair of hunters with [[BANGFlagGun "Nice To Meet You" guns]], who are trying to find a Yeti using only a coffee stain and an extraordinary misinterpretation of some guy's comment about a sandwich.
* Sensei Greg of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' seems to be one. Being an anime-style martial arts instructor, he has obviously watched way too much anime, and it seems to effect his behavior. His first appearance had him attempting to go [[Anime/DragonballZ Super Saiyan]], and later after learning one of his male students could [[GenderBender turn into a girl]], attempted to make it happen by [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf dumping a bucket of cold water on his head]].

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* Everyone in ''[[http://eqcomics.com/ Edmund Finney's Quest]]'' hails from Cuckooland, except Edmund himself, who is the OnlySaneMan on the planet. For example, Edmund meets [[http://eqcomics.com/2012/02/14/an-archer/ this nutjob]] while traveling with a pair of hunters with [[BANGFlagGun "Nice To to Meet You" guns]], who are trying to find a Yeti using only a coffee stain and an extraordinary misinterpretation of some guy's comment about a sandwich.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
**
Sensei Greg of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' of seems to be one. Being an anime-style martial arts instructor, he has obviously watched way too much anime, and it seems to effect his behavior. His first appearance had him attempting to go [[Anime/DragonballZ Super Saiyan]], and later after learning one of his male students could [[GenderBender turn into a girl]], attempted to make it happen by [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf dumping a bucket of cold water on his head]].



* Eddie from ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit''. He is obsessed with traffic cones, thinks chickens are out to take over the world, collects distractions, and just generally acts like a insane seven-year-old on an eternal sugar rush. He also wields a HyperspaceMallet, and uses a "coolness enhancer" that enhances whatever it's attached too. Anything. He also has a fully stocked Mad scientist laboratory, although the whether the stuff he makes is powered by science, magic, or some combination of the two is anyone's guess.
** Thing is...even though Eddie ''sounds'' crazy, if you've actually ''seen'' what he's describing ([[http://eecomics.net/?strip_id=289 I've found the thing with the stuff! You should use the use the thingy majig to find that one thing with the other stuff!]]), it makes sense. The prevailing theory is that Eddie actually used to be a normal-ish guy, until he shoved a fragment of a portal into his head for safekeeping.

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* ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit'':
**
Eddie from ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit''. He is obsessed with traffic cones, thinks chickens are out to take over the world, collects distractions, and just generally acts like a insane seven-year-old on an eternal sugar rush. He also wields a HyperspaceMallet, and uses a "coolness enhancer" that enhances whatever it's attached too. Anything. He also has a fully stocked Mad scientist laboratory, although the whether the stuff he makes is powered by science, magic, or some combination of the two is anyone's guess.
**
guess. Thing is...is... even though Eddie ''sounds'' crazy, if you've actually ''seen'' what he's describing ([[http://eecomics.net/?strip_id=289 I've found the thing with the stuff! You should use the use the thingy majig to find that one thing with the other stuff!]]), it makes sense. The prevailing theory is that Eddie actually used to be a normal-ish guy, until he shoved a fragment of a portal into his head for safekeeping.



* Inquisitor Eastwood from [[strike: [[SonicTheHedgeHog Sonic]] [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} 40K]]]] ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' takes refuge in {{Cloudcuckooland}} sometimes when [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes giant]] [[DemonicSpiders spiders]] show up. To protect his fragile brain from the shock, he has been known to begin calculating the number of teapots a walrus could eat while juggling George Clooney and David Hasselhoff.

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* Inquisitor Eastwood from [[strike: [[SonicTheHedgeHog Sonic]] [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} 40K]]]] ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'' takes refuge in {{Cloudcuckooland}} sometimes when [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes giant]] [[DemonicSpiders spiders]] show up. To protect his fragile brain from the shock, he has been known to begin calculating the number of teapots a walrus could eat while juggling George Clooney and David Hasselhoff.



--->'''Zymeth:''' Trying to delve into the inner machinations of Zedfelos's mind is like trying to deep-water-dive without proper protection...the pressure begins to build up and you are eventually crushed by the sheer magnitude of the force of your own weight.

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--->'''Zymeth:''' -->'''Zymeth:''' Trying to delve into the inner machinations of Zedfelos's mind is like trying to deep-water-dive without proper protection...the pressure begins to build up and you are eventually crushed by the sheer magnitude of the force of your own weight.



* Kwerki in ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic''. She started off seeming to have NoSocialSkills, but quickly turned into a chatty little loon who [[EpilepticTrees believes citrus fruits squirting juice in your eyes is an S&M thing for them]], among the other crazy and not-particularly-worksafe theories she has to explain equally mundane things. For example, her wedding toast... At a reception she wasn't invited to, and most likely doesn't know anyone at. And it involves a rather 'unique' use of a bottle as a prop.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Certain Jägermonsters are this, interestingly enough. Or not, considering their creators. Whether or not it's interesting that they qualify, they certainly are interesting guys either way.
** For what it's worth, [[MadScientist Sparks]] can definitely head into this territory.

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* Kwerki in ''Webcomic/GhastlysGhastlyComic''. She started off seeming to have NoSocialSkills, but quickly turned into a chatty little loon who [[EpilepticTrees believes citrus fruits squirting juice in your eyes is an S&M thing for them]], among the other crazy and not-particularly-worksafe theories she has to explain equally mundane things. For example, her wedding toast... At a reception she wasn't invited to, and most likely doesn't know anyone at. And it involves a rather 'unique' "unique" use of a bottle as a prop.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Certain Jägermonsters are this, interestingly enough. Or not, considering their creators. Whether or not it's interesting that they qualify, they certainly are interesting guys either way.
**
way. For what it's worth, [[MadScientist Sparks]] can definitely head into this territory.



* Richard of ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' is a combination of sociopathy in the vein of Black Mage from 8-Bit Theater and [=Cloudcuckoolander=] tendencies, bearing most of the humor of the comics currently due to CerebusSyndrome.

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* Richard of ''Webcomic/LookingForGroup'' is a combination of sociopathy in the vein of Black Mage from 8-Bit Theater ''8-Bit Theater'' and [=Cloudcuckoolander=] tendencies, bearing most of the humor of the comics currently due to CerebusSyndrome.



* Largo from ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'' at first finds it hard to tell the difference between the real world and the video game world. Then it turns out the ''Megatokyo'' world is indeed a conglomeration of anime and videogame tropes. Which just shows you can be GenreSavvy and a [=Cloudcuckoolander=] at the same time; in fact, it can be an advantage if the situation you're in is itself insane. Largo is just CrazyAwesome; which helps him in the insanity of the setting.
* Yuki from ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', though lampshaded by the fact that growing up around her father's comic art really did mess her up pretty badly.

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* Largo from ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'' at first finds it hard to tell the difference between the real world and the video game world. Then it turns out the ''Megatokyo'' world is indeed a conglomeration of anime and videogame video-game tropes. Which just shows you can be GenreSavvy and a [=Cloudcuckoolander=] at the same time; in fact, it can be an advantage if the situation you're in is itself insane. Largo is just CrazyAwesome; which helps him in the insanity of the setting.
* Yuki from ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', though lampshaded by the fact that growing up around her father's comic art art, considering he's a {{Hentai}} artist, really did mess her up pretty badly.



* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' has a weird meta-example with ''the entire fan forum community''. [[InteractiveComic The majority of commands in the various series are suggested by the fans]], which leads to lots of [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs zany antics]] within the comics' continuties.

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* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' has a weird meta-example with ''the entire fan forum community''. [[InteractiveComic The majority of commands in the various series are suggested by the fans]], which leads to lots of [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs zany antics]] within the comics' continuties.continuities.



* [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} The Protagonist]] of ''Webcomic/Persona3FTW'' is portrayed as this. Even more impressively, he manages to be this while also being TheVoiceless.

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* [[VideoGame/{{Persona 3}} [[VideoGame/Persona3 The Protagonist]] of ''Webcomic/Persona3FTW'' is portrayed as this. Even more impressively, he manages to be this while also being TheVoiceless.



* Tiffany from ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'' is known to do strange things such as [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/09/23 randomly digging a hole]] or [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/10/14 drawing continuing far past the canvas]].

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* Tiffany from ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Precocious}}'' is known to do strange things such as [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/09/23 randomly digging a hole]] or [[http://www.precociouscomic.com/archive/comic/2010/10/14 drawing continuing far past the canvas]].



* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'':

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'':''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'':
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* ''ComicStrip/InSecurity'' has Sedine, a GenkiGirl [[ManChild Woman Child]] who has a screwy way of seeing the world, much to the exasperation of her husband Sam.
9th Jul '17 12:05:06 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': Tiger Arbelt is a walking textbook example of this. From [http://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/2010/12/01/a-darker-turn/ [singing a song about how badly the Grinch needs to die]] to [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/2010/06/07/stale-jokes-for-stale-mallows/ trying to make peeps of himself]], there's never a dull moment when Tiger is around.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': Tiger Arbelt is a walking textbook example of this. From [http://www.[[http://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/2010/12/01/a-darker-turn/ [singing singing a song about how badly the Grinch needs to die]] to [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/2010/06/07/stale-jokes-for-stale-mallows/ trying to make peeps of himself]], there's never a dull moment when Tiger is around.
9th Jul '17 12:04:06 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'': Tiger Arbelt is a walking textbook example of this. From [http://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/2010/12/01/a-darker-turn/ [singing a song about how badly the Grinch needs to die]] to [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/comic/2010/06/07/stale-jokes-for-stale-mallows/ trying to make peeps of himself]], there's never a dull moment when Tiger is around.
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* ''ComicStrip/InSecurity'' has Sedine, a GenkiGirl [[ManChild Woman Child]] who has a screwy way of seeing the world, much to the exasperation of her husband Sam.
21st Jan '17 11:35:07 PM Schismatism
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** [[BigBad Lord]] [[AffablyEvil Kyran]] frequently delves into this, too, being so obsessed with being a classic EvilOverlord that his regular schemes turn much more comedic than actually threatening. The only time he gets [[BewareTheSillyOnes genuinely pissed off]] is when one of his minions actually tries to kill one of the heroes. Of course, when the chips are down, [[LetsGetDangerous things take a different turn]]...
13th Jan '17 8:52:29 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'':
** The most obvious case is Lalli who, while surprisingly observant at times, also spends a lot of time with no idea what's going on, especially in social situations. He's introduced not quite realizing that his cousin signed both of them up for an expedition in the [[ForbiddenZone Silent World]], to the point that he was effectively KidnappedByTheCall. The cousin in question had been talking about it for months on end, but Lalli kept thinking she was telling weird jokes. His everyday level of functionning is enough to be good as his solitary night scout job, but need his cousin to navigate just about everything else.
** The aforementioned cousin, Tuuri, has a little of this as well, at least of the start of the story. Having been kept inside a military base by her older brother for eleven years, she has a huge blind spot about just how dangerous the Silent World is for people who are not TheImmune, such as herself.
** Sigrun has BloodKnight and "less talking, more action" googles on the world, which in extreme cases keep her from realizing that her subordinates aren't on the same page as her and from listening properly to usually sound advice from others.



* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'':
** The most obvious case is Lalli who, while surprisingly observant at times, also spends a lot of time with no idea what's going on, especially in social situations. He's introduced not quite realizing that his cousin signed both of them up for an expedition in the [[ForbiddenZone Silent World]], to the point that he was effectively KidnappedByTheCall. The cousin in question had been talking about it for months on end, but Lalli kept thinking she was telling weird jokes. His everyday level of functionning is enough to be good as his solitary night scout job, but need his cousin to navigate just about everything else.
** The aforementioned cousin, Tuuri, has a little of this as well, at least of the start of the story. Having been kept inside a military base by her older brother for eleven years, she has a huge blind spot about just how dangerous the Silent World is for people who are not TheImmune, such as herself.
** Sigrun has BloodKnight and "less talking, more action" googles on the world, which in extreme cases keep her from realizing that her subordinates aren't on the same page as her and from listening properly to usually sound advice from others.
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** The most obvious case is Lalli who, while surprisingly observant at times, also spends a lot of time with no idea what's going on, especially in social situations. He's introduced not quite realizing that his cousin signed both of them up for an expedition in the [[ForbiddenZone Silent World]]. The cousin in question had been talking about it for months on end, but Lalli kept thinking she was telling weird jokes. His everyday level of functionning is enough to be good as his solitary night scout job, but need his his cousin to navigate just about everything else.

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** The most obvious case is Lalli who, while surprisingly observant at times, also spends a lot of time with no idea what's going on, especially in social situations. He's introduced not quite realizing that his cousin signed both of them up for an expedition in the [[ForbiddenZone Silent World]].World]], to the point that he was effectively KidnappedByTheCall. The cousin in question had been talking about it for months on end, but Lalli kept thinking she was telling weird jokes. His everyday level of functionning is enough to be good as his solitary night scout job, but need his his cousin to navigate just about everything else.
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