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5th Apr '16 10:09:54 PM Eievie
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Despite the use of pronouns in the above, this trope can go both ways.


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*''Literature/AnAbundanceOfKatherines'': Colin has the very strange type: girls named Kathrine. He's dated ''19'' Kathrines.
5th Apr '16 10:00:52 PM Eievie
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Despite the use of pronouns in the above, this trope can go both ways, as when a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Girl Wants Bad Boys]].

If a protagonist has a red-headed girlfriend, that's HeroesWantRedheads. If a girl dates a punk from a broken home, then AllGirlsWantBadBoys. If the protagonist ''only'' dates redheads or if she ''only'' goes after the boys that need fixing, then they '''Have Types'''. If the Type in question is already a trope, go ahead and put it under the relevant subtrope.

List a character here if he's stated to have a type, or if the majority of the character's relationships fit a certain profile (please be more specific than "human"). If it's just YoureNotMyType, then don't put it here; unless it goes on to say what the type is, then that's just a rejection trope.

Compare: WhereDaWhiteWomenAt, MatzoFever, HeroesWantRedheads, where the lover matches a type, but isn't necessarily his only type.

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Despite the use of pronouns in the above, this trope can go both ways, as when a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Girl Wants Bad Boys]].

If a protagonist has a red-headed girlfriend, that's HeroesWantRedheads. If a girl dates a punk from a broken home, then AllGirlsWantBadBoys. If the protagonist ''only'' dates redheads or if she ''only'' goes after the boys that need fixing, then they '''Have Types'''. If
ways.

There are many subtropes. (If
the Type in question is already a trope, go ahead and put it under the relevant subtrope.

subtrope.)
*HeroesWantRedheads--A hero's type is red-haired girls
*AllGirlsWantBadBoys--A girl's type is punks from broken homes
*WhereDaWhiteWomenAt--A black guy's type is white women
*MatzoFever--Someone's type is Jews
*AmazonChaser--A guy's type is ActionGirl/Amazons
*ChubbyChaser--Someone's type is fat people
*LikesOlderWomen--A guy's type is older women

List a character here if he's stated to have a type, or if the majority of the character's relationships fit a certain profile (please be more specific than "human"). If it's just YoureNotMyType, then don't put it here; unless it goes on to say what the type is, then that's just a rejection trope.

Compare: WhereDaWhiteWomenAt, MatzoFever, HeroesWantRedheads, where the lover matches a type, but isn't necessarily his only type.
trope. If someone's type is "people who remind them of X", it's ReplacementGoldfish.



SuperTrope to: AmazonChaser, ChubbyChaser, LikesOlderWomen




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* Franchise/{{Superman}} has an odd type - women with the initials L.L. His love interests are Comicbook/LanaLang, Lori Lemaris, and Comicbook/LoisLane. This gives an interesting spin to his [[HoYay relationship]] with Comicbook/LexLuthor. To say nothing of the fact that his biological mother was named Lara Lor-Van. Maybe he just got it from his father.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} has an odd type - women type--women with the initials L.L. His love interests are Comicbook/LanaLang, Lori Lemaris, and Comicbook/LoisLane. This gives an interesting spin to his [[HoYay relationship]] with Comicbook/LexLuthor. To say nothing of the fact that his biological mother was named Lara Lor-Van. Maybe he just got it from his father.






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* At the end of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Flynn [[spoiler:invokes this, telling Rapunzel he has a thing for brunettes. In context it is a reassurance that he loves her for herself alone and not for her yellow hair -- since it's no longer blond or magical.]]

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* At the end of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Flynn [[spoiler:invokes this, telling Rapunzel he has a thing for brunettes. In context it is a reassurance that he loves her for herself alone and not for her yellow hair -- since hair--since it's no longer blond or magical.]]






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** Robert, the Earl of Grantham, has been in a committed, loving relationship to his wife, Cora, for thirty years. He briefly flirts with a dalliance, but never goes beyond stolen kisses, with a housemaid who, like his wife, is a brunette with piercing blue eyes, devoted to her family.

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** Robert, the Earl of Grantham, has been in a committed, loving relationship to his wife, Cora, for thirty years. He briefly flirts with has a dalliance, but never goes beyond stolen kisses, dalliance with a housemaid who, like who--like his wife, is wife--is a brunette with piercing blue eyes, devoted to her family.



--->"Face it, white bread. Buffy's got a type, and you're not it. She likes us dangerous, rough, occasionally [[GameFace bumpy in the forehead region]]. (patronizingly) Not that she doesn't like you ... but sorry, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys you're just not dark enough]]."
** There's also a RunningGag that Xander is attracted to demonic, or otherwise evil, women: the [[ConceiveAndKill praying-mantis monster]], [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Ampata]], [[BroughtDownToNormal former demon]] [[CloudCuckooLander Anya]], that random chick from season seven...the main exception is [[LovableAlphaBitch Cordelia]], and ''she'' became a demon after they broke up!

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--->"Face it, white bread. Buffy's got a type, and you're not it. She likes us dangerous, rough, occasionally [[GameFace bumpy in the forehead region]]. (patronizingly) Not that she doesn't like you ...you... but sorry, [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys you're just not dark enough]]."
** There's also a RunningGag that Xander is attracted to demonic, or otherwise evil, women: the [[ConceiveAndKill praying-mantis monster]], [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Ampata]], [[BroughtDownToNormal former demon]] [[CloudCuckooLander Anya]], that random chick from season seven... the main exception is [[LovableAlphaBitch Cordelia]], and ''she'' became a demon after they broke up!



'''Chandler:''' *{{beat}}* [[VerbalBackspace No reason.]]

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* Rory Gilmore of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', over the course of the series, seems determined to date the baddest boy in the series (so long as he's booksmart) - first dumping wholesome Dean for Jess. After Jess leaves town, she ends up back with Dean, who is a significantly darker character, given that he's cheating on his wife with Rory. Later, she again dumps Dean for Logan, who is a member of a secret society and a rebel against the wealthy society of his upbringing.

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* Rory Gilmore of ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', over the course of the series, seems determined to date the baddest boy in the series (so series--so long as he's booksmart) - first dumping booksmart. First she dumps wholesome Dean for Jess. After Jess leaves town, she ends up back with Dean, who is a significantly darker character, character now, given that he's cheating on his wife with Rory. Later, she again dumps Dean for Logan, who is a member of a secret society and a rebel against the wealthy society of his upbringing.



* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' has Spencer, who is into DatingWhatDaddyHates. Either [[UptownGirl working class boys with an attitude]] or her sister's fiances (yeah, that's a plural), her father never approves (her mother rarely approves at first, but then usually warms up to the boy. Like all of the mothers in the series). They always have dark hair, too.
** As a general rule, it seems a big portion of the men of Rosewood (Ezra, Ian, Wren, Garret, Holbrook...) has a very clear, rather disturbing type: underage highschoolers.

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* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'' has Spencer, who is into DatingWhatDaddyHates. Either [[UptownGirl working class boys with an attitude]] or her sister's fiances fiance'''s'' (yeah, that's a plural), her plural)--her father never approves (her approves. Her mother rarely approves at first, but then usually warms up to the boy. Like all of the mothers in the series).series. They always have dark hair, too.
** As a general rule, it seems a big portion of the men of Rosewood (Ezra, Ian, Wren, Garret, Holbrook...) has have a very clear, rather disturbing type: underage highschoolers.






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24th Mar '16 8:22:43 AM Waddle
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* Daria of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' seems to like guys as [[PairTheSmartOnes intelligent]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky sarcastic]] as she is--"Daria Dance Party" shows her notably perk up when a flirtatious guy begins snarking. Also, while probably a coincidence, she seems to like "T" names ([[EruditeStoner Trent]], [[HomeschooledKids Ted]], [[GentlemanAndAScholar Tom]]...)

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* Daria of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' seems to like guys as [[PairTheSmartOnes intelligent]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky sarcastic]] as she is--"Daria Dance Party" shows her notably perk up when a flirtatious guy begins snarking. Also, while probably a coincidence, she seems to like [[ThemeInitials "T" names names]] ([[EruditeStoner Trent]], [[HomeschooledKids Ted]], [[GentlemanAndAScholar Tom]]...)
5th Feb '16 12:35:20 AM eroock
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Has A Type can be a physical archetype or an emotional one. Some characters prefer a certain ''look'', while others prefer the relationship any physical body can bring. The important thing is that, from one relationship to the next, the character is consistent in his or her desires.

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Has A a Type can be a physical archetype or an emotional one. Some characters prefer a certain ''look'', while others prefer the relationship any physical body can bring. The important thing is that, from one relationship to the next, the character is consistent in his or her desires.
21st Jan '16 8:23:57 PM Jellybean12
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** Scully's type is powerful men; she dated two professors of hers and ended the series with Mulder, who is technically her superior.
8th Jan '16 10:46:08 PM Arha
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* Yamato in ''VisualNovel/MajiDeWatashiNiKoishinasai'' likes CoolBigSis figures more than others, which is convenient because they tend to gravitate towards him as well. He notes when going for someone like Mayucchi that they're outside his normal strikezone. For the likes of Monshiro, he's explicitly waiting for her to grow older because he's not really physically attracted to her given her age. That said, the most popular heroines tend to be those like Benkei, Tsubame and Margit who are most definitely exactly his type because he really does have the most chemistry with girls a bit older than him.
27th Nov '15 10:11:06 AM Malitia
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* If we discount [[WoldsMostBeautifulWoman Amora]] or magical trickery Comicbook/TheMightyThor tends to gravitate towards brunettes with attitude (Jane, Sif, Roz etc.), when they also happen to be mortal Odin really doesn't approve of this.

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* If we discount [[WoldsMostBeautifulWoman [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Amora]] or magical trickery Comicbook/TheMightyThor tends to gravitate towards brunettes with attitude (Jane, Sif, Roz etc.), when they also happen to be mortal Odin really doesn't approve of this.
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* If we discount [[WoldsMostBeautifulWoman Amora]] or magical trickery Comicbook/TheMightyThor tends to gravitate towards brunettes with attitude (Jane, Sif, Roz etc.), when they also happen to be mortal Odin really doesn't approve of this.
15th Nov '15 4:15:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'', [[ActionGirl Michonne]] is only attracted to [[LikeGoesWithLike black men]]. Heath accuses her of also targeting men who are "taken" in order to prove she is better than other women, although her second love interest is a widower and unattached; the more likely motivation is that since there are so few black men to choose from, she goes after any who seem receptive even if they are still officially with another woman.

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* * In ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'', [[ActionGirl Michonne]] is only attracted to [[LikeGoesWithLike black men]]. Heath accuses her of also targeting men who are "taken" in order to prove she is better than other women, although her second love interest is a widower and unattached; the more likely motivation is that since there are so few black men to choose from, she goes after any who seem receptive even if they are still officially with another woman.



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* In ''Film/ShallowHal'', Hal describes his ideal woman to Tony Robbins.
-->'''Hal:''' The problem is I'm kinda picky.
-->'''Tony:''' What do you mean, ''picky''?
-->'''Hal:''' Well, for instance, I like 'em real young. Like, did you ever see Paulina [Porizkova] in her first ''Sports Illustrated'' layout?
-->'''Tony:''' You're looking for a young Paulina type?
-->'''Hal:''' That face, but with better headlights. You know how hers have kind of dimmed lately? Heidi Klum's beams would do. And her teeth. Or that Music/BritneySpears girl. She's got great knockers. But she's a tad muscular. Actually, you know what? Her ass would do, too, if she had a better grille. Like Michelle Pfeiffer back when she did ''Film/{{Grease}}''. But she'd have to be a little smilier than Michelle. Like Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, before she got Stamosed. But not as skinny. Someone meatier, like Heidi, but without the accent. You know those accents: yah-yah-yah-yah. They really get old fast.

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* In ''Film/ShallowHal'', Hal describes his ideal woman to Tony Robbins.
Robbins.
-->'''Hal:''' The problem is I'm kinda picky.
picky.
-->'''Tony:''' What do you mean, ''picky''?
''picky''?
-->'''Hal:''' Well, for instance, I like 'em real young. Like, did you ever see Paulina [Porizkova] in her first ''Sports Illustrated'' layout?
layout?
-->'''Tony:''' You're looking for a young Paulina type?
type?
-->'''Hal:''' That face, but with better headlights. You know how hers have kind of dimmed lately? Heidi Klum's beams would do. And her teeth. Or that Music/BritneySpears girl. She's got great knockers. But she's a tad muscular. Actually, you know what? Her ass would do, too, if she had a better grille. Like Michelle Pfeiffer back when she did ''Film/{{Grease}}''. But she'd have to be a little smilier than Michelle. Like Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, before she got Stamosed. But not as skinny. Someone meatier, like Heidi, but without the accent. You know those accents: yah-yah-yah-yah. They really get old fast.



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* ''Literature/{{Gor}}:'' The author loves submissive sluts. As for characters...
** In ''Vagabonds of Gor'', Marcus has a type he's "almost insanely" attracted to: slim, exquisite, very lightly complexioned, dark-haired, dark-eyed.
** In ''Kur of Gor'', Tarl is imprisoned with a woman whom the Priet-Kings have selected as being a perfect match to his desires, and he to her; but he can't do anything about it because she is a free woman and his Codes forbid acting upon those desires. This, Tarl presumes, is intended as torture. Of course once she becomes a slave he is no longer forbidden from acting.
* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'', THE HERO OF THE IMPERIUM, prefers blondes (as he explains to the dark-haired cultist he shoots after [[AntiMagic Jurgen]] prevents her from {{mind control}}ling and sacrificing him).
* In ''Literature/LittleWomen'', Amy says while she being courted by a wealthy man that she's always known that she's going to marry a man who's rich.

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* ''Literature/{{Gor}}:'' The author loves submissive sluts. As for characters...
characters...
** In ''Vagabonds of Gor'', Marcus has a type he's "almost insanely" attracted to: slim, exquisite, very lightly complexioned, dark-haired, dark-eyed.
dark-eyed.
** In ''Kur of Gor'', Tarl is imprisoned with a woman whom the Priet-Kings have selected as being a perfect match to his desires, and he to her; but he can't do anything about it because she is a free woman and his Codes forbid acting upon those desires. This, Tarl presumes, is intended as torture. Of course once she becomes a slave he is no longer forbidden from acting.
acting.
* ''Literature/CiaphasCain'', THE HERO OF THE IMPERIUM, prefers blondes (as he explains to the dark-haired cultist he shoots after [[AntiMagic Jurgen]] prevents her from {{mind control}}ling and sacrificing him).
him).
* In ''Literature/LittleWomen'', Amy says while she being courted by a wealthy man that she's always known that she's going to marry a man who's rich.



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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' has Tom (black man) and Sarah (white woman) [=DuBois=]. One storyline reveals that each of them has [[RaceFetish only ever dated people from the other's race]].

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* The ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' sourcebook "Panopticon" includes a dialogue between two Firewall agents discussing the profile they've pulled together on a Cartel supplier, including what kind of strangers he picks up at nightclubs. Though the only trait they mention is the fact that he's completely gay, even though some of his dates were [[BrainUploading sleeved]] in [[GenderBender female bodies]].

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* The ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' sourcebook "Panopticon" includes a dialogue between two Firewall agents discussing the profile they've pulled together on a Cartel supplier, including what kind of strangers he picks up at nightclubs. Though the only trait they mention is the fact that he's completely gay, even though some of his dates were [[BrainUploading sleeved]] in [[GenderBender female bodies]].

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic gets it bad for curvy, slightly psychotic brunettes who'll dominate him. When doing a list of favorite animated women [[IAmNotSpock as]] Creator/DougWalker, however, his choices are a bit different. He notes that most of the women he chose were nice, but not pushovers, and that he seems to have a thing for Southern accents and workaholics.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick: {{Discussed|Trope}} in her list of Hottest Animated Guys, where she suggests that women tend to be more type-oriented than men. However the dominant type (for the Chick and her viewers) seems to be "[[TroubledButCute bad boys]]". [[WomenPreferStrongMen Elisa]], meanwhile, loves stoic guys (like [[{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} Goliath]] and WesternAnimation/{{Batman|TheAnimatedSeries}}) while [[WeaknessTurnsHerOn Nella]] prefers cute [[TheWoobie Woobies]] (like [[Disney/{{Pocahontas}} Thomas]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} Dmitri]]). There's also a RunningGag that the Chick loves [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation blue guys]], like {{WesternAnimation/Megamind}}, [[{{Disney/Hercules}} Hades]] and ''especially'' [[Franchise/XMen Nightcrawler]]. She also admits to loving characters who start as "lovable curmudgeons" and become nicer over time.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic gets it bad for curvy, slightly psychotic brunettes who'll dominate him. When doing a list of favorite animated women [[IAmNotSpock as]] Creator/DougWalker, however, his choices are a bit different. He notes that most of the women he chose were nice, but not pushovers, and that he seems to have a thing for Southern accents and workaholics.
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WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick: {{Discussed|Trope}} in her list of Hottest Animated Guys, where she suggests that women tend to be more type-oriented than men. However the dominant type (for the Chick and her viewers) seems to be "[[TroubledButCute bad boys]]". [[WomenPreferStrongMen Elisa]], meanwhile, loves stoic guys (like [[{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}} Goliath]] and WesternAnimation/{{Batman|TheAnimatedSeries}}) while [[WeaknessTurnsHerOn Nella]] prefers cute [[TheWoobie Woobies]] (like [[Disney/{{Pocahontas}} Thomas]] and [[WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}} Dmitri]]). There's also a RunningGag that the Chick loves [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation blue guys]], like {{WesternAnimation/Megamind}}, [[{{Disney/Hercules}} Hades]] and ''especially'' [[Franchise/XMen Nightcrawler]]. She also admits to loving characters who start as "lovable curmudgeons" and become nicer over time.



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* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive,'' it has become a RunningGag that [=PeeJee=]'s type is "[[IncompatibleOrientation gay men]]," due to her longstanding crush on Jhim and her ex-fiancé coming out of the closet.

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* In ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive,'' it has become a RunningGag that [=PeeJee=]'s type is "[[IncompatibleOrientation gay men]]," due to her longstanding crush on Jhim and her ex-fiancé coming out of the closet.



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* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Bullock has "the trifecta"--[[ChubbyChaser fat]] [[RaceFetish Asian]] [[MyGirlIsASlut skanks]].
* Daria of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' seems to like guys as [[PairTheSmartOnes intelligent]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky sarcastic]] as she is--"Daria Dance Party" shows her notably perk up when a flirtatious guy begins snarking. Also, while probably a coincidence, she seems to like "T" names ([[EruditeStoner Trent]], [[HomeschooledKids Ted]], [[GentlemanAndAScholar Tom]]...)

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* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Bullock has "the trifecta"--[[ChubbyChaser fat]] [[RaceFetish Asian]] [[MyGirlIsASlut skanks]].
skanks]].
* Daria of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' seems to like guys as [[PairTheSmartOnes intelligent]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky sarcastic]] as she is--"Daria Dance Party" shows her notably perk up when a flirtatious guy begins snarking. Also, while probably a coincidence, she seems to like "T" names ([[EruditeStoner Trent]], [[HomeschooledKids Ted]], [[GentlemanAndAScholar Tom]]...) )



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5th Nov '15 6:16:23 AM Lordz
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** Both of his ex-wifes are named Tammy. Just like his mother.
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