History ComicBook / BuckyBarnes

4th Dec '16 6:32:15 PM JamesAustin
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->'''The Winter Soldier:''' ''Who the hell is Bucky?''
-->--''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''

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->'''The Winter Soldier:''' ''Who -> ''"Who the hell is Bucky?''
-->--''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''
Bucky?"''
-->-- '''The Winter Soldier''', ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier'' #8 (imported to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' verbatim)
31st Oct '16 2:29:40 PM AndyLA
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-->--''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''



* AgentsDating: They become this in Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing. Offering a deeper look into their relationship, the book contrasts Bucky's [[ClassicalAntiHero guilt and self-doubt]] with Natasha's [[LadyOfWar confidence and pragmatic demeanor]].

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* AgentsDating: They He and Black Widow become this in Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing. Offering a deeper look into their relationship, the book contrasts Bucky's [[ClassicalAntiHero guilt and self-doubt]] with Natasha's [[LadyOfWar confidence and pragmatic demeanor]].
30th Jun '16 1:55:45 PM Quanyails
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* DominoMask: A dark blue one as Cap's sidekick and a black one as the Winter Soldier. (in the movie, it's GuyLiner, CoolShades / goggles coupled with a mask that covers his lower face).
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: In Comicbook/FearItself. He'd be a SacrificialLion if not for the shortage of attention given by other characters who aren't Steve, Nick Fury, or Black Widow.]]

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* DominoMask: A dark blue one as Cap's sidekick and a black one as the Winter Soldier. (in the movie, it's GuyLiner, CoolShades / goggles CoolShades[=/=]goggles coupled with a mask that covers his lower face).
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: In Comicbook/FearItself.''Comicbook/FearItself''. He'd be a SacrificialLion if not for the shortage of attention given by other characters who aren't Steve, Nick Fury, or Black Widow.]]
30th Jun '16 1:55:11 PM Quanyails
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* BackFromTheDead: After a fashion. [[spoiler: Again after Fear Itself.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: After a fashion. [[spoiler: Again after Fear Itself.''Fear Itself''.]]



* PosthumousNarration: [[spoiler: This is what his monologues in his new series ''Captain America and Bucky'' are shaping up to be, until Marvel gives sufficient explanation as to how and why he's recounting his experiences in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII after dying in ''ComicBook/FearItself'']] This was finally explained[[spoiler: , sort of, in Fear Itself 7.1, where it's revealed that he's NotQuiteDead, and will be returning to his Winter Soldier identity. As the ''Captain America and Bucky'' story eventually revealed, he was doing some catching up with his now-aged sister.]]

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* PosthumousNarration: [[spoiler: This is what his monologues in his new series ''Captain America and Bucky'' are shaping up to be, until Marvel gives sufficient explanation as to how and why he's recounting his experiences in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII after dying in ''ComicBook/FearItself'']] This was finally explained[[spoiler: , explained, [[spoiler: sort of, in Fear Itself ''Fear Itself'' 7.1, where it's revealed that he's NotQuiteDead, and will be returning to his Winter Soldier identity. As the ''Captain America and Bucky'' story eventually revealed, he was doing some catching up with his now-aged sister.]]
6th Jun '16 4:04:35 AM Doug86
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* ArtificialLimbs: The Soviets replaced the arm he lost in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 with a cybernetic one. After he loses his Soviet one stopping the Red Skull's Sleeper, he gets a new from Nick Fury which has a lot of handy abilities, such as an {{EMP}}. It also allows him to handle and throw Captain America's shield properly, making him (alongside ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}) one of the only two non-super soldier serum-embued person to be able to use it.

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* ArtificialLimbs: The Soviets replaced the arm he lost in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII with a cybernetic one. After he loses his Soviet one stopping the Red Skull's Sleeper, he gets a new from Nick Fury which has a lot of handy abilities, such as an {{EMP}}. It also allows him to handle and throw Captain America's shield properly, making him (alongside ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}}) one of the only two non-super soldier serum-embued person to be able to use it.



* MyGreatestFailure: Steve regarded Bucky's supposed death at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 as this for a long time after his revival in the modern day.

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* MyGreatestFailure: Steve regarded Bucky's supposed death at the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII as this for a long time after his revival in the modern day.



* PosthumousNarration: [[spoiler: This is what his monologues in his new series ''Captain America and Bucky'' are shaping up to be, until Marvel gives sufficient explanation as to how and why he's recounting his experiences in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 after dying in ''ComicBook/FearItself'']] This was finally explained[[spoiler: , sort of, in Fear Itself 7.1, where it's revealed that he's NotQuiteDead, and will be returning to his Winter Soldier identity. As the ''Captain America and Bucky'' story eventually revealed, he was doing some catching up with his now-aged sister.]]

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* PosthumousNarration: [[spoiler: This is what his monologues in his new series ''Captain America and Bucky'' are shaping up to be, until Marvel gives sufficient explanation as to how and why he's recounting his experiences in UsefulNotes/WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII after dying in ''ComicBook/FearItself'']] This was finally explained[[spoiler: , sort of, in Fear Itself 7.1, where it's revealed that he's NotQuiteDead, and will be returning to his Winter Soldier identity. As the ''Captain America and Bucky'' story eventually revealed, he was doing some catching up with his now-aged sister.]]



* {{Retcon}}: Creator/EdBrubaker's retooling of the Bucky character into a teen assassin, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] into becoming a Soviet agent after secretly surviving UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, paving the way for his reintroduction into modern day comics is often hailed as one of the most well done Retcons in recent history. His original death in TheSixties was a retcon as well, saying that the Captain America and Bucky from TheFifties were actually impostors. According to Brubaker, it was when he learned that this oft-flashbacked-to death was just a retcon that he determined that, if he ever got to write Captain America comics, he'd undo it.

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* {{Retcon}}: Creator/EdBrubaker's retooling of the Bucky character into a teen assassin, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashed]] into becoming a Soviet agent after secretly surviving UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, paving the way for his reintroduction into modern day comics is often hailed as one of the most well done Retcons in recent history. His original death in TheSixties was a retcon as well, saying that the Captain America and Bucky from TheFifties were actually impostors. According to Brubaker, it was when he learned that this oft-flashbacked-to death was just a retcon that he determined that, if he ever got to write Captain America comics, he'd undo it.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Namor, the ComicBook/SubMariner. Namor is proud and Bucky constantly snarks him, but they fought side by side in WorldWarII and the kind of friendship forged there means they have a much higher tolerance for each others' crap-- Steve is openly passive-aggressive and disgusted with Namor's actions with the Illuminati, but Bucky is silent on the matter and they work together with the usual banter in the first issue of his current ongoing.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Namor, the ComicBook/SubMariner. Namor is proud and Bucky constantly snarks him, but they fought side by side in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the kind of friendship forged there means they have a much higher tolerance for each others' crap-- Steve is openly passive-aggressive and disgusted with Namor's actions with the Illuminati, but Bucky is silent on the matter and they work together with the usual banter in the first issue of his current ongoing.
25th May '16 9:46:35 AM rafi
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* DeathIsCheap: DoubleSubverted; a formerly common adage in comic book circles was "Nobody dies in comics except [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Uncle Ben]], [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Jason Todd]] and Bucky". Eventually, however, Bucky was brought back as the SuperVillain Winter Soldier.



* HumanPopsicle: When not on the job, his soviet owners had him cryogenically frozen.



* IndyPloy: As Captain America, his tactical ability was often displayed through his prodigious reliance on these.

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* IndyPloy: As Captain America, in contrast with Steve's CrazyPrepared-ness, his tactical ability was often displayed through his prodigious reliance on these.
26th Mar '16 5:51:27 PM JamesAustin
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* BadassBoast: When Clint Barton tried to [[ComicBook/DarkReign justify killing Norman Osborn]] by pulling out the "[[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct If you could go back in time & kill Hitler]]" argument, Bucky simply chimes in that he ''[[SubvertedTrope did]]'' [[BeenThereShapedHistory kill Hitler]].
* BashBrothers: Captain America and Bucky. The original and the best.

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* BadassBoast: When Clint Barton tried to [[ComicBook/DarkReign justify killing Norman Osborn]] by pulling out the "[[HitlersTimeTravelExemptionAct If you could go back in time & and kill Hitler]]" argument, Bucky simply chimes in that he ''[[SubvertedTrope did]]'' [[BeenThereShapedHistory kill Hitler]].
* BashBrothers: BashBrothers:
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Captain America and Bucky. The original and the best.Bucky.



* BattleCouple: Bucky and Comicbook/BlackWidow. And by god, it is glorious.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Of the three versions of the Winter Soldier storyline (the Ed Brubaker comics run, ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''), [=EMH=] couldn't use the iconic "Who the hell is Bucky?" line as-written.

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* BattleCouple: Bucky and Comicbook/BlackWidow. And by god, it is glorious.
Comicbook/BlackWidow.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Of the three versions of the Winter Soldier storyline (the Ed Brubaker comics run, ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''), [=EMH=] ''Earth's Mightiest Heroes'' couldn't use the iconic "Who the hell is Bucky?" line as-written.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Namor, ComicBook/TheSubmariner. Namor is proud and Bucky constantly snarks him, but they fought side by side in WorldWarII and the kind of friendship forged there means they have a much higher tolerance for each others' crap-- Steve is openly passive-aggressive and disgusted with Namor's actions with the Illuminati, but Bucky is silent on the matter and they work together with the usual banter in the first issue of his current ongoing.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Namor, ComicBook/TheSubmariner.the ComicBook/SubMariner. Namor is proud and Bucky constantly snarks him, but they fought side by side in WorldWarII and the kind of friendship forged there means they have a much higher tolerance for each others' crap-- Steve is openly passive-aggressive and disgusted with Namor's actions with the Illuminati, but Bucky is silent on the matter and they work together with the usual banter in the first issue of his current ongoing.
28th Feb '16 7:11:39 PM nombretomado
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Bucky eventually [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regained his memories]], and has since spent his days trying to [[TheAtoner atone for his sins]] as the Winter Soldier; working for ComicBook/NickFury, and following [[DeathIsCheap Steve's death]], serving as CaptainAmerica himself and as a member of Comicbook/TheAvengers.

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Bucky eventually [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regained his memories]], and has since spent his days trying to [[TheAtoner atone for his sins]] as the Winter Soldier; working for ComicBook/NickFury, and following [[DeathIsCheap Steve's death]], serving as CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica himself and as a member of Comicbook/TheAvengers.



* ''CaptainAmerica''

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* ''CaptainAmerica'' ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica''



* AntiHeroSubstitute: Bucky as CaptainAmerica subverts this, sort of. He's a ClassicAntiHero, so he doesn't carry the same connotations this trope usually does.

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* AntiHeroSubstitute: Bucky as CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica subverts this, sort of. He's a ClassicAntiHero, so he doesn't carry the same connotations this trope usually does.



* BreakoutCharacter: In a complete reversal of the typical ReplacementScrappy / LegacyHero reactions, fans absolutely '''loved''' Bucky as CaptainAmerica, to the point where some were even hoping that it'd stay that way even after Steve Roger's inevitable [[DeathIsCheap resurrection]]. And were overjoyed when for a while that's exactly what happened, with the revived Steve instead taking the role of Director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.

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* BreakoutCharacter: In a complete reversal of the typical ReplacementScrappy / LegacyHero reactions, fans absolutely '''loved''' Bucky as CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, to the point where some were even hoping that it'd stay that way even after Steve Roger's inevitable [[DeathIsCheap resurrection]]. And were overjoyed when for a while that's exactly what happened, with the revived Steve instead taking the role of Director of ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}.



* MultiRangedMaster: As CaptainAmerica, but only because [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks the shield]] is a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. He often uses it in conjunction with his pistol, which [[DependingOnTheArtist may or may not be]] a heavily modified P08 Luger.

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* MultiRangedMaster: As CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, but only because [[ThrowingYourShieldAlwaysWorks the shield]] is a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. He often uses it in conjunction with his pistol, which [[DependingOnTheArtist may or may not be]] a heavily modified P08 Luger.



* NotWearingTights: Averted when he started out as Cap's sidekick, and during his stint as CaptainAmerica, but played straight (sort of, he wore a DominoMask with his jumpsuit) during his time as the Winter Soldier. As the page picture shows, he's back to playing the trope straight again.

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* NotWearingTights: Averted when he started out as Cap's sidekick, and during his stint as CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, but played straight (sort of, he wore a DominoMask with his jumpsuit) during his time as the Winter Soldier. As the page picture shows, he's back to playing the trope straight again.



* SpyFiction: Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing has shaped up to be this. Creator/EdBrubaker has played with EspionageTropes before, especially during Bucky's stint as CaptainAmerica, but he goes all out here. One could say the book is SpyFiction masquerading as a [[NotWearingTights Superhero story]]. It's primarily [[TuxedoAndMartini Martini-flavored]]; aside from Bucky's usual [[ActionHero hands-on approach]], he dons [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] as disguises and uses some snazzy [[CloakAndDagger SHIELD]]-issue gadgets. There is a bit of [[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer]] in there as well, considering the main conflict is a plot to depose a political leader (granted, said leader is Doctor Doom, but still). And then this plot is to be executed with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs liberal use of]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot machinegun-wielding fascist gorillas]].

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* SpyFiction: Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing has shaped up to be this. Creator/EdBrubaker has played with EspionageTropes before, especially during Bucky's stint as CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, but he goes all out here. One could say the book is SpyFiction masquerading as a [[NotWearingTights Superhero story]]. It's primarily [[TuxedoAndMartini Martini-flavored]]; aside from Bucky's usual [[ActionHero hands-on approach]], he dons [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] as disguises and uses some snazzy [[CloakAndDagger SHIELD]]-issue gadgets. There is a bit of [[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer]] in there as well, considering the main conflict is a plot to depose a political leader (granted, said leader is Doctor Doom, but still). And then this plot is to be executed with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs liberal use of]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot machinegun-wielding fascist gorillas]].



** [[spoiler: Pretty much the reason why he has faked his death and gone back to the Winter Soldier codename. It's all for Steve to return to his original role as CaptainAmerica to coincide with the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger 2011 movie]].]]

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** [[spoiler: Pretty much the reason why he has faked his death and gone back to the Winter Soldier codename. It's all for Steve to return to his original role as CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica to coincide with the [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger 2011 movie]].]]



* TheTeamNormal: He was this during his time in The Invaders; on a team with [[SuperSerum Captain]] [[CaptainAmerica America]], [[FlyingBrick Namor the]] ComicBook/SubMariner, and [[PlayingWithFire The Human Torch and Toro]], he only had his black-ops training to his credit.

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* TheTeamNormal: He was this during his time in The Invaders; on a team with [[SuperSerum Captain]] [[CaptainAmerica [[ComicBook/CaptainAmerica America]], [[FlyingBrick Namor the]] ComicBook/SubMariner, and [[PlayingWithFire The Human Torch and Toro]], he only had his black-ops training to his credit.
27th Feb '16 11:39:36 AM nombretomado
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He began life as Marvel's version of ComicBook/{{Robin}} -- specifically of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] as the KidSidekick, but he was a DeadSidekick by 1964, while [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]] didn't follow suit until 1988. Since then, this has become a ZigZaggedTrope, with Bucky having parallel story beats to both Jason (comes back to life, fights mentor, becomes brooding bad boy rogue) and Dick (takes over mentor's mantle after his death, keeps mantle with his blessing when he comes back from the dead due to overwhelming fan support, returns it later anyway) at different points. Whether or not one is copying the other is a matter of debate, but ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s'' cancellation in favor of ''Grayson,'' a series where Dick becomes a spy and is teamed up with a beautiful woman who has a spider web tattoo has been seen as [=DC=]'s attempt to replicate the Bucky and BlackWidow dynamic.

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: He began life as Marvel's version of ComicBook/{{Robin}} -- specifically of [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick Grayson]] as the KidSidekick, but he was a DeadSidekick by 1964, while [[ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws Jason Todd]] didn't follow suit until 1988. Since then, this has become a ZigZaggedTrope, with Bucky having parallel story beats to both Jason (comes back to life, fights mentor, becomes brooding bad boy rogue) and Dick (takes over mentor's mantle after his death, keeps mantle with his blessing when he comes back from the dead due to overwhelming fan support, returns it later anyway) at different points. Whether or not one is copying the other is a matter of debate, but ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'s'' cancellation in favor of ''Grayson,'' a series where Dick becomes a spy and is teamed up with a beautiful woman who has a spider web tattoo has been seen as [=DC=]'s attempt to replicate the Bucky and BlackWidow ComicBook/BlackWidow dynamic.
28th Dec '15 10:49:24 AM Anddrix
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* SpyFiction: Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing has shaped up to be this. Creator/EdBrubaker has played with EspionageTropes before, especially during Bucky's stint as CaptainAmerica, but he goes all out here. One could say the book is SpyFiction masquerading as a [[NotWearingTights Superhero story]]. It's primarily [[TuxedoAndMartini Martini-flavored]]; aside from Bucky's usual [[ActionHero hands-on approach]], he dons [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] as disguises and uses some snazzy [[CloakAndDagger SHIELD]]-issue gadgets. There is a bit of [[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer]] in there as well, considering the main conflict is a plot to depose a political leader (granted, said leader is DrDoom, but still). And then this plot is to be executed with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs liberal use of]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot machinegun-wielding fascist gorillas]].

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* SpyFiction: Bucky's new ''Winter Soldier'' ongoing has shaped up to be this. Creator/EdBrubaker has played with EspionageTropes before, especially during Bucky's stint as CaptainAmerica, but he goes all out here. One could say the book is SpyFiction masquerading as a [[NotWearingTights Superhero story]]. It's primarily [[TuxedoAndMartini Martini-flavored]]; aside from Bucky's usual [[ActionHero hands-on approach]], he dons [[BadassInANiceSuit nice suits]] as disguises and uses some snazzy [[CloakAndDagger SHIELD]]-issue gadgets. There is a bit of [[TrenchcoatBrigade Stale Beer]] in there as well, considering the main conflict is a plot to depose a political leader (granted, said leader is DrDoom, Doctor Doom, but still). And then this plot is to be executed with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs liberal use of]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot machinegun-wielding fascist gorillas]].
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