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14th Jul '17 8:22:13 PM nombretomado
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* Theodore Long, specifically when he was running his "Thuggin N Buggin Enterprises" faction with clients like [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], Rodney Mack, MarkHenry, and Jazz. Though he toned it down once he became the fan-favorite SmackDown [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure GM]]. Coincidentally, Brown and Henry were former members of the Nation.

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* Theodore Long, specifically when he was running his "Thuggin N Buggin Enterprises" faction with clients like [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], Rodney Mack, MarkHenry, and Jazz. Though he toned it down once he became the fan-favorite SmackDown ''[=SmackDown=]'' [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure GM]]. Coincidentally, Brown and Henry were former members of the Nation.
27th Jun '17 11:55:42 AM SoapheadChurch
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* Fisher Tiger from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a rare Japanese example, as well as a rare three-dimensional example. He raises a pirate crew of former fishman slaves and espouses their races' superiority in response to humans (and specifically the Celestial Dragon's) discrimination against them. Ultimately, he is killed because his hatred of humans runs so deep that he refuses to except treatment for a mortal injury because the only blood available for a transfusion is human blood. To really drive the point home, he is contrasted with the queen of Fishman Island, Otohime. While Fisher Tiger believes that the differences between humans and fishmen are irreconcilable and they must live separately, Queen Otohime tried to encourage cooperation between the two races. Both ended up assassinated for their trouble as well: Fisher Tiger after being betrayed by a human village to whom he returned a captured slave, and Otohime by a fishman pirate who wanted to stoke anti-human hatred.

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* Fisher Tiger from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a rare Japanese example, as well as a rare three-dimensional example. He raises a pirate crew of former fishman slaves and espouses their races' superiority in response to humans (and specifically the Celestial Dragon's) discrimination against them. Ultimately, he is killed because his hatred of humans runs so deep that he refuses to except accept treatment for a mortal injury because the only blood available for a transfusion is human blood. To really drive the point home, he is contrasted with the queen of Fishman Island, Otohime. While Fisher Tiger believes that the differences between humans and fishmen are irreconcilable and they must live separately, Queen Otohime tried to encourage cooperation between the two races. Both ended up assassinated for their trouble as well: Fisher Tiger after being betrayed by a human village to whom he returned a captured slave, and Otohime by a fishman pirate who wanted to stoke anti-human hatred.



* [[Franchise/StarWars "Jabari Jabari Binko"]] in an early ''Boondocks'' strip is a parody of this trope, meant to be an inversion of Jar Jar Binks' [[EthnicScrappy offensive racial stereotyping]].



* Fudge from ''Film/HigherLearning'' is a sixth year senior at the university. He is well-read and intelligent, but attempts to use his EverythingIsRacist philosophy as an excuse to be lazy. Malik turns into this as the movie goes on, using his school assignments as a soapbox for poorly thought out rants about America's racist history, criticizing his black professors for giving him bad grades for subpar work, and bullying his white roommate into becoming a Neo-Nazi. The movie as a whole is a deconstruction of this trope: this attitude is the result of legitimate frustration of America as a whole trying to pretend that racism is over with, but in turn causes racial tensions to boil over.




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* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'s earlier strips occasionally did blaxploitation parodies with this trope in full effect.



* [[Franchise/StarWars "Jabari Jabari Binko"]] in an early ''Boondocks'' strip is a parody of this trope, meant to be an inversion of Jar Jar Binks' [[EthnicScrappy offensive racial stereotyping]].
27th Jun '17 12:57:04 AM SoapheadChurch
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The TropeNamer is UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, who achieved fame during the American civil rights movement for his aggressive and hard-line views on race; [[UnbuiltTrope however, he was actually a subversion]] in that after going on his pilgrimage to Mecca he started to promote racial equality and unfortunately got killed for it by hard-line black nationalists.[[note]]Unless you believe the conspiracy theories that say otherwise[[/note]]

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The TropeNamer is UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, who achieved fame during the American civil rights movement for his aggressive and hard-line views on race; this trope usually involves the ThemeParkVersion of his actual views, warped and exaggerated for the sake of parody or to serve the author's own viewpoint. Ironically, [[UnbuiltTrope however, he was most of the early examples of this trope are subversions]], with the more modern iterations essentially being a parody of a parody. Worth noting also is that many of the earliest examples of this trope [[OlderThanTheyThink actually a subversion]] in that after going on his pilgrimage to Mecca he started to promote racial equality and unfortunately got killed for it predate Malcolm X by hard-line black nationalists.[[note]]Unless you believe the conspiracy theories that say otherwise[[/note]]
a fair bit.]]



* Fisher Tiger from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a rare Japanese example. He raises a pirate crew of former fishman slaves and espouses their races superiority in response to humans (and specifically the Celestial Dragon's) discrimination against them. Eventually however, his biases against humans are softened due to having to take care of the human former slave girl Koala, that said he still cannot get past sharing blood with humans which results in his death.
** More interesting is that the series has a Martin Luther King analogue to Fisher Tiger's Malcolm X in the form of Queen Otohime, who espoused equality and wanted both races to be able to live together. Again, like her historical counterpart, she ended up being assassinated as well.

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* Fisher Tiger from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a rare Japanese example, as well as a rare three-dimensional example. He raises a pirate crew of former fishman slaves and espouses their races races' superiority in response to humans (and specifically the Celestial Dragon's) discrimination against them. Eventually however, Ultimately, he is killed because his biases against hatred of humans are softened due runs so deep that he refuses to having to take care of except treatment for a mortal injury because the only blood available for a transfusion is human former slave girl Koala, that said blood. To really drive the point home, he still cannot get past sharing blood is contrasted with humans which results in his death.
** More interesting is
the queen of Fishman Island, Otohime. While Fisher Tiger believes that the series has a Martin Luther King analogue to Fisher Tiger's Malcolm X in the form of differences between humans and fishmen are irreconcilable and they must live separately, Queen Otohime, who espoused equality and wanted both races Otohime tried to be able to live together. Again, like her historical counterpart, she encourage cooperation between the two races. Both ended up being assassinated for their trouble as well.well: Fisher Tiger after being betrayed by a human village to whom he returned a captured slave, and Otohime by a fishman pirate who wanted to stoke anti-human hatred.



* The character of Muhammad X from the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics.

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* The character of Muhammad X from the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics.comics, a superhero in his own right who protects Harlem. He harasses Superman over his perceived neglect of the black community, and the damaging psychological effect of dependency on an all-powerful alien with white skin. Superman attempts to convince him that he can be a hero to all races, but fails, and the two part ways on rather bitter terms.




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* Commando X in ComicBook/{{Static}} was an early villain. He started off as a vigilante who attacked white supremacists before he JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope and started attacking innocent Jews because of his conspiracy theory-fueled anti-Semitism. Unlike most examples, this is actually an InvokedTrope: his character is used to address the troubled relationship between Jews and Black people in cities like Dakota, and to show Static the dangers of extremism.



* Dave Chappelle playing "Conspiracy Brother" as a comedic subversion of this in ''Film/UndercoverBrother''.
** Chappelle did a riff on this trope nine years earlier, as Achoo in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.'' His speech is taken word-for-word from Malcolm X's line about Plymouth Rock "landing on" the Africans, not the other way around.

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* Dave Chappelle playing "Conspiracy Brother" as a comedic subversion of this in ''Film/UndercoverBrother''.
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''Film/UndercoverBrother''. Chappelle did a riff on this trope nine years earlier, as Achoo in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights.'' His speech is taken word-for-word from Malcolm X's line about Plymouth Rock "landing on" the Africans, not the other way around.



** There's no indication he doesn't actually know who Rodney King is; his response when the "ROD-NEY KING!" chant starts is "What's that supposed to mean?", which does not indicate a lack of knowledge, more confusion over why they're chanting that name.



* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ras the Exhorter]] from Ralph Ellison's ''Literature/InvisibleMan''.

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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Ras the Exhorter]] from Ralph Ellison's ''Literature/InvisibleMan''. Ras is a black separtist who uses inflammatory rhetoric and violence to get his point across, which causes no end of trouble for Ellison's AuthorAvatar. His is directly contrasted to the Brotherhood (a stand-in for the American Communist Party), who are a well-meaning, but ineffectual group of Whites who actually harbor obliviously racist views.
* Guitar Baines of Literature/SongOfSolomon becomes a particularly dark version of this as he grows up. His intelligence and eloquence is warped by his deep hatred of white people, which he attempts to rationalize with a disturbing scientific rhetoric that recalls the real life eugenics movement. He eventually joins the Seven Days, whose goal is to kill a random white person any time they hear of a black person who is killed by a white person.



* The fictionalized Black Muslim street preacher Abdul Sufi Hamid from ''Literature/MumboJumbo'' by IshmaelReed fills this role.

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* The fictionalized Black Muslim street preacher Abdul Sufi Hamid from ''Literature/MumboJumbo'' by IshmaelReed fills this role. He's a StrawHypocrite parody of the RealLife preacher Sufi Abdul Hamid.



* ''Series/{{Martin}}'': The episode "The Snow Bunny" features one of these. When the gang takes a trip to a ski lodge, Pam brings along new boyfriend Tashim, who dresses like a Black Panther and throughout the episode makes snide comments about/towards Tommy's guest, a white woman.
** This is played entirely for comedy, because Tashim's militance is absurd to the extreme. In one scene, as everyone is heading out to the slopes, Tashim carries a spray can. When asked why, he answers that he plains to paint as much of the snow black as he can. And at the episode's end, Tashim approaches the white woman, menacingly telling her, "I've got something to say to you", as if he's going to say something really rude and racist, while she snaps, "I've got something to say to you too", as if she's fed up with his rudeness. [[GenreSavvy Sure enough. . .]][[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt they leap into each others arms]] [[BelligerentSexualTension and start making out.]]

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* ''Series/{{Martin}}'': The episode "The Snow Bunny" features one of these. When the gang takes a trip to a ski lodge, Pam brings along new boyfriend Tashim, who dresses like a Black Panther and throughout the episode makes snide comments about/towards Tommy's guest, a white woman.
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woman. This is played entirely for comedy, because Tashim's militance militant stance is absurd to the extreme. In one scene, as everyone is heading out to the slopes, Tashim carries a spray can. When asked why, he answers that he plains to paint as much of the snow black as he can. And at the episode's end, Tashim approaches the white woman, menacingly telling her, "I've got something to say to you", as if he's going to say something really rude and racist, while she snaps, "I've got something to say to you too", as if she's fed up with his rudeness. [[GenreSavvy Sure enough. . .]][[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt they leap into each others arms]] [[BelligerentSexualTension and start making out.]]



** Then there's Congressman Eaton, A terrible Al Sharpton {{Expy}}.

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** Then there's Congressman Eaton, A a terrible Al Sharpton {{Expy}}.



* Averted with Kareem Said in ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Played straight with "Supreme Allah" (real name Kevin Ketchum -- he never legally changed it) in season 4.

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* Averted with Kareem Said in ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Played straight He is a Black Nationalist, but he's also a pacifist trying his best to reform the prisoners who follow him, and is even willing to work with white inmates and the prison administration in pursuit of doing what he thinks is right. Subverted with "Supreme Allah" (real name Kevin Ketchum -- he never legally changed it) in season 4.4: he preaches about black supremacy, but all he's really interested in is selling drugs.



* Faarooq (nee Wrestling/RonSimmons), during his time as leader of Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination stable in the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. Well, without the lazy part, and with a whole lot more violent tendencies.
** Clarence Mason, the Nation's attorney/manager, was a carbon copy of Malcom X with a dusting of Johnnie Cochran on top.
* Theodore Long, specifically when he was running his "Thuggin N Buggin Enterprises" faction with clients like [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], Rodney Mack, MarkHenry, and Jazz. Though he toned it down once he became the fan-favorite SmackDown [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure GM]].
** Ironically, Brown and Henry were former members of the Nation.

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* Faarooq (nee Wrestling/RonSimmons), during his time as leader of Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination stable in the [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWF]]. Well, without the lazy part, and with a whole lot more violent tendencies.
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tendencies. Clarence Mason, the Nation's attorney/manager, attorney/manager was a carbon copy of Malcom X this trope combined with a dusting parody of Johnnie Cochran on top.
Cochran
* Theodore Long, specifically when he was running his "Thuggin N Buggin Enterprises" faction with clients like [[Wrestling/DLoBrown D'Lo Brown]], Rodney Mack, MarkHenry, and Jazz. Though he toned it down once he became the fan-favorite SmackDown [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure GM]].
** Ironically,
GM]]. Coincidentally, Brown and Henry were former members of the Nation.



* Dewey from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is a hypocritical counterpart to Huey Freeman, who takes "down wit' the struggle" much further than even Huey by reading poetry, wearing capris, headwraps and sandals, even going as far as to become a Muslim...and yet he doesn't even know the basic Islamic greeting.
** Huey himself arguably could be seen as a subversion (or even a reconstruction) of this trope.
** [[Franchise/StarWars "Jabari Jabari Binko"]] in an early ''Boondocks'' strip can be a parody of this.

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* Dewey from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is a hypocritical counterpart to Huey Freeman, who takes "down wit' the struggle" much further than even Huey by reading poetry, wearing capris, headwraps and sandals, even going as far as to become a Muslim...and yet he doesn't even know the basic Islamic greeting.
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greeting. Huey himself arguably could be seen as is both a subversion (or even deconstruction and a reconstruction) reconstruction of this trope.
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the trope: he's an intelligent, opinionated Black kid with radical politics who is not a StrawCharacter, but nobody takes him seriously because he's a kid and tends to ruin their fun.
*
[[Franchise/StarWars "Jabari Jabari Binko"]] in an early ''Boondocks'' strip can be is a parody of this.this trope, meant to be an inversion of Jar Jar Binks' [[EthnicScrappy offensive racial stereotyping]].
5th Jun '17 2:30:33 PM MagBas
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These characters are often very far to the left of the political spectrum, and usually militant. These black radicals or activists are depicted as a bunch of [[StrawHypocrite hypocritical]], irrational, paranoid, unreasonable, lazy, bigoted, [[EverythingIsRacist race-card-playing]], [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiratorial]] raving loons. Even within [[{{Blaxploitation}} black TV shows and movies]], they're very rarely depicted as respectable or intelligent people whose opinion is of any real merit. When it comes to black TV and films, this could be an attempt by some black writers to subvert the stereotype of black people agreeing with these particular views. In the process, they ended up creating a StrawCharacter. Needless to say these characters can easily veer into UnfortunateImplications territory. Some even see these characters as tactics to discredit the image of conscious black people in mainstream media.

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These characters are often very far to the left of the political spectrum, and usually militant. These black radicals or activists are depicted as a bunch of [[StrawHypocrite hypocritical]], irrational, paranoid, unreasonable, lazy, bigoted, [[EverythingIsRacist race-card-playing]], [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiratorial]] raving loons. Even within [[{{Blaxploitation}} black TV shows and movies]], they're very rarely depicted as respectable or intelligent people whose opinion is of any real merit. When it comes to black TV and films, this could be an attempt by some black writers to subvert the stereotype of black people agreeing with these particular views. In the process, they ended up creating a StrawCharacter. Needless to say these characters can easily veer into UnfortunateImplications territory. Some even see these characters as tactics to discredit the image of conscious black people in mainstream media.\n



** Paul Robinette when he became a defense attorney. Alternatively there's the UnfortunateImplications theory that he was turned into a StrawCharacter of the MalcolmXerox variety so the writers could make a point.

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** Paul Robinette when he became a defense attorney. Alternatively there's the UnfortunateImplications theory that he was turned into a StrawCharacter of the MalcolmXerox variety so the writers could make a point.
17th May '17 6:22:39 PM TristanJeremiah
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The TropeNamer is UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, who achieved fame during the American civil rights movement for his aggressive and hard-line views on race; however, he was actually a subversion in that after going on his pilgrimage to Mecca he started to promote racial equality and unfortunately got killed for it by hard-line black nationalists.[[note]]Unless you believe the conspiracy theories that say otherwise[[/note]]

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The TropeNamer is UsefulNotes/MalcolmX, who achieved fame during the American civil rights movement for his aggressive and hard-line views on race; [[UnbuiltTrope however, he was actually a subversion subversion]] in that after going on his pilgrimage to Mecca he started to promote racial equality and unfortunately got killed for it by hard-line black nationalists.[[note]]Unless you believe the conspiracy theories that say otherwise[[/note]]
22nd Apr '17 7:59:41 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/TheEnforcer'' has a black militant group based on both the Black Panthers and the the Symbionese Liberation Army.

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* ''Film/TheEnforcer'' has a black militant group based on both the Black Panthers and the the Symbionese Liberation Army.


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* ''Film/DearWhitePeople'': Sam serves as a female version, though she mellows over the course of the film.
27th Feb '17 5:55:08 AM tropower
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* Snowball the bunny from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'' is the animal equivalent of this, militantly devoted to overthrowing humans throughout most of the movie. Bonus points for being voiced by African American actor Kevin Hart.

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* Snowball the bunny from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretLifeOfPets'' is plays this trope (among '''many''' others) for laughs by portraying Snowball the bunny as the animal equivalent of this, militantly devoted to overthrowing humans throughout most of the movie. Bonus points for being voiced by African American actor Kevin Hart.
5th Feb '17 6:29:35 PM benda
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* Zeus from ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' definitely qualifies. In fact, Creator/SamuelLJackson researched the role to look and act exactly like UsefulNotes/MalcolmX himself.

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* Zeus from ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' definitely qualifies. In fact, Creator/SamuelLJackson researched the role to look and act exactly like UsefulNotes/MalcolmX himself. He gradually drifts into more sensible territory as the movie progresses, though.
17th Jan '17 1:03:49 PM nombretomado
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** [[StarWars "Jabari Jabari Binko"]] in an early ''Boondocks'' strip can be a parody of this.

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** [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars "Jabari Jabari Binko"]] in an early ''Boondocks'' strip can be a parody of this.



* An early episode of ''FamilyGuy'' had Peter discover that one of his ancestors had been a black slave who was owned by the Pewderschmidts, the family his in-laws belong to. As a result, Peter briefly becomes this trope, dressing in traditional African robes and insisting that everyone call him by his new black name, "Kishwa". However, when his father-in-law Carter offers to pay reparations, Peter just drops the whole thing.

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* An early episode of ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had Peter discover that one of his ancestors had been a black slave who was owned by the Pewderschmidts, the family his in-laws belong to. As a result, Peter briefly becomes this trope, dressing in traditional African robes and insisting that everyone call him by his new black name, "Kishwa". However, when his father-in-law Carter offers to pay reparations, Peter just drops the whole thing.
9th Jan '17 6:14:22 AM SilentStranger
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* ''LegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' has Malik, the brother of main character Grover. Malik is a huge fan of the original Malcolm X, admonishes his brothers Grover and Montrel (a basketball-obsessed wannabe and a pot smoker respectively) for affirming black stereotypes, constantly spouts anti-white rethoric, and targets his drug-dealing business exclusively to the "white devil" in the hopes of making them self-destruct. The kicker? ''Malik is 8 years old!''

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* ''LegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' ''TheLegendsOfChamberlainHeights'' has Malik, the brother of main character Grover. Malik is a huge fan of the original Malcolm X, admonishes his brothers Grover and Montrel (a basketball-obsessed wannabe and a pot smoker respectively) for affirming black stereotypes, constantly spouts anti-white rethoric, and targets his drug-dealing business exclusively to the "white devil" in the hopes of making them self-destruct. The kicker? ''Malik is 8 years old!''
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