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19th Jul '17 5:55:59 PM CJCroen1393
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* Some ''Anime/{{Free}}'' fans [[ShipToShipCombat fight bitterly]] over whether Haruka should be paired with [[ChildhoodFriend Makoto]] or [[TheRival Rin]]. Others opt for the [[AnimalMotif dolphin sandwich]]. Still more stack Nagisa and Rei on the pile to make an [=OT5=]. As of the second season, Haruka/Rin/Sousuke has been spotted as well.

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* Some ''Anime/{{Free}}'' fans [[ShipToShipCombat fight bitterly]] over whether Haruka should be paired with [[ChildhoodFriend Makoto]] or [[TheRival Rin]]. Others opt for the [[AnimalMotif dolphin sandwich]]. Still more stack Nagisa and Rei on the pile to make an [=OT5=]. As of the second season, Haruka/Rin/Sousuke has been spotted as well. And for the het fans, there's Gou and the Mikoshiba brothers, both of whom canonically have a crush on her.
19th Jul '17 5:51:31 PM CJCroen1393
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* Music/{{Vocaloid}} shippers like to choose three of the female Japanese Vocaloids (At first mostly Vocaloids 00, 01, and one half of the reflection of 02 before Megurine Luka.), but another common OT 3 came shortly. With a third male Japanese Vocaloid, an obvious conclusion: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2SgPM9ayAg Gakupo Kamui was tacked on to KAITO/Kagamine Len when he came onto the scene]].

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* Music/{{Vocaloid}} shippers Music/{{Vocaloid}}:
** Shippers
like to choose three of the female Japanese Vocaloids (At first mostly Vocaloids 00, 01, and one half of the reflection of 02 before Megurine Luka.), but another common OT 3 came shortly. With a third male Japanese Vocaloid, an obvious conclusion: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2SgPM9ayAg Gakupo Kamui was tacked on to KAITO/Kagamine Len when he came onto the scene]].scene]].
** Speaking of Gakupo, two of the most common pairings with him are [[BelligerentSexualTension Gakupo/Luka]] and [[BirdsOfAFeather Gakupo/Gumi]]. Many people like to meet in the middle and pair him up with both of them.
12th Jul '17 4:14:48 PM DrakeClawfang
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*** Before that even, Sunset and Trixie were being shipped with Twilight, given they're both her rivals and {{Evil Counterpart}}s. In fact, pretty much any combination of Twilight and her counterparts (Sunset, Trixie, Starlight Glimmer, Moondancer, Sci-Twi) is feasible. Trixie and Starlight got a canon basis when they became close friends in Season 6 and the shipping for them took off, and Sunset and Starlight are both, in a sense, Twilight's "students" in friendship.

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*** Before that even, Sunset and Trixie were being shipped with Twilight, given they're both her rivals and {{Evil Counterpart}}s. In fact, pretty much any combination of Twilight and her counterparts (Sunset, Trixie, Starlight Glimmer, Moondancer, Sci-Twi) is feasible. Trixie and Starlight got a canon basis when they became close friends in Season 6 and the shipping for them took off, and Sunset and Starlight are both, in a sense, Twilight's "students" in friendship. Then ''they'' met and became friends, reinforcing the idea further.
12th Jul '17 4:09:11 PM Eievie
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** Jack Sparrow + Will Turner + Elizabeth Swann. It helped that the HoYay was… only ''just'' subtext.
** Between the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first]] and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second]] movie, James Norrington was often thrown in to make it an [=OT4=].

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** Jack Sparrow + Will Turner + Elizabeth Swann. It helped that Will/Elizabeth is the OfficialCouple, Elizabeth/Jack is {{Ship Tease}}d, and Jack/Will has HoYay that was… only ''just'' subtext.
** Between the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first]] and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second]] movie, [[RomanticRunnerUp James Norrington Norrington]] was often thrown in to make it an [=OT4=].



** The prequel trilogy: Obi-Wan/Anakin/Padmé, totally. The {{Novelization}} of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' almost makes it canon, with [[ManipulativeBastard Palpatine]] ''explicitly stating'' that Anakin's choice isn't between the Jedi and the Sith, but whether or not he loves Padmé more than Obi-Wan.
** The sequel trilogy: Poe/Finn/Rey. Between Finn's LoveAtFirstSight with Rey and the instant bromance that forms between him and Poe, this pairing took off faster than the Falcon making the Kessel Run.

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** The prequel trilogy: Obi-Wan/Anakin/Padmé, Obi-Wan/Anakin/Padmé (Obianidala) totally. The {{Novelization}} of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' almost makes it canon, with [[ManipulativeBastard Palpatine]] ''explicitly stating'' that Anakin's choice isn't between the Jedi and the Sith, but whether or not he loves Padmé more than Obi-Wan.
** The sequel trilogy: Poe/Finn/Rey.Poe/Finn/Rey (Jedistormpilot). Between Finn's LoveAtFirstSight with Rey and the instant bromance that forms between him and Poe, this pairing took off faster than the Falcon making the Kessel Run.



** There's also Harry/Ginny/Draco, Harry/Ginny/Luna, Hermione/Ginny/Luna, and Hermione/Ron/Viktor.
** James and Lily, being kind of important as a couple, are often paired with Lupin, Severus, or Sirius depending on the author's favorite '70s era student. James + Sirius + Lupin also gets some love.
** Remus + Sirius + Tonks, with the added bonus that Sirius and Tonks are [[KissingCousins cousins]].
** Lunar Harmony (Harry + Hermione + Luna) has a relatively small but dedicated fanbase.

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** There's also Harry/Ginny/Draco, Harry/Ginny/Luna, Hermione/Ginny/Luna, OfficalCouple Harry and Hermione/Ron/Viktor.
Ginny can be joined by Draco or Luna.
** James and Lily, being Lily--being kind of important as a couple, are couple--are often paired with Lupin, Severus, or Sirius depending on the author's favorite '70s era student. James + student.
** When it comes to Marauder's shipping,
Sirius + and Lupin also gets some love.
** Remus + Sirius +
might be joined by either James or Tonks, with the added bonus that Sirius and Tonks are [[KissingCousins cousins]].
** Lunar Harmony (Harry + Hermione + Luna) has a relatively small but dedicated fanbase. Ginny/Hermione/Luna also has some fans.
** Harry + Hermione + Draco combines three of the most popular ships (Harry/Hermione, Drarry, Dramione)



** Harry + Hermione + Draco combines three of the most popular ships (Harry/Hermione, Drarry, Dramione)



** There's Arwen/Aragorn/Boromir. Or Arwen/Aragorn/Éowyn. Throw Faramir in the mess for extra points.

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** There's Arwen/Aragorn/Boromir. Or Arwen/Aragorn/Éowyn.Arwen/Aragorn may be joined by either Boromir or Éowyn. Throw Faramir in the mess for extra points.



* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Marshall/Lily/Barney: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQDZegZo-Cc This is a blooper. Don't worry, you didn't miss an episode.]] And Ted/Lily/Marshall, Ted/Barney/Marshall, and Ted/Robin/Barney seem to have their followers as well.

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': All of the gang has been shipped in various groups of 3. The beloved OfficialCouple Marshall/Lily + one other parings are particularly popular. Though all five of them have such unbelievable chemistry with each other that some people outright ship the group as an [=OT5=].
** Marshall/Lily/Barney: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQDZegZo-Cc This is a blooper. Don't worry, you didn't miss an episode.]] And Ted/Lily/Marshall, Ted/Barney/Marshall, and Ted/Robin/Barney seem to have their followers as well.]]
** Marshall/Lily/Ted



** Ted/Barney/Marshall, and Ted/Robin/Barney seem to have their followers as well.



** All five of them have such unbelievable chemistry with each other that some people outright ship the group as an [=OT5=].



* JD/Turk/Carla in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. It's almost addressed in the show itself by Carla. When Turk is about to ask JD to be his best man at their wedding, JD somehow gets the idea they're about to suggest a threesome. His InnerMonologue doesn't sound too averse to the idea...
--> "Oh my god, ''would'' I have a threesome with Turk and Carla? Well, it's certainly flattering and I don't think they'd tell anyone..."
** Also, JD has kissed both Carla and Turk.

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* JD/Turk/Carla in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. JD has kissed both Carla and Turk. It's almost addressed in the show itself by Carla. When Turk is about to ask JD to be his best man at their wedding, JD somehow gets the idea they're about to suggest a threesome. His InnerMonologue doesn't sound too averse to the idea...
--> "Oh -->'''JD's Inner Monologue''': Oh my god, ''would'' I have a threesome with Turk and Carla? Well, it's certainly flattering and I don't think they'd tell anyone..."
** Also, JD has kissed both Carla and Turk.



-->'''Bo''': We've never done this before, huh? Just the three of us. Like a threesome. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not that I've thought about it that way or anything]].

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-->'''Bo''': We've never done this before, huh? Just the three of us. Like a threesome. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not that I've thought about it that way or anything]].anything.]]



* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' has Freddie/Effy/Cook - sometimes even outright ''implied'' in the show.
* In ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' Season 1, Ragnar Lodbrok is HappilyMarried to [[ActionGirl Lagertha]] but also shares some {{UST}} with [[MadeASlave his]] [[HoYay priest]] Athelstan. Ragnar and Lagertha even explicitly offered to share their bed with Athelstan (who declined since he was a [[CelibateHero monk]]).

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* ''Series/{{Skins}}'' has Freddie/Effy/Cook - sometimes Freddie/Effy/Cook--sometimes even outright ''implied'' in the show.
* In ''Series/{{Vikings}}'' Season 1, Ragnar Lodbrok is HappilyMarried to [[ActionGirl Lagertha]] but also shares some {{UST}} with [[MadeASlave his]] [[HoYay priest]] Athelstan. Ragnar and Lagertha even explicitly offered ''explicitly offered'' to share their bed with Athelstan (who declined since he was a [[CelibateHero monk]]).



** Aurora/Philip/Mulan (Warriors Royal), which solves the fact Aurora and Philip are canon even though Mulan [[spoiler:had unrequited love for BOTH of them.]]

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** Aurora/Philip/Mulan (Warriors Royal), which solves the fact Aurora and Philip are canon even though Mulan [[spoiler:had unrequited love for BOTH ''both''' of them.]]



** With [[spoiler: Elsa's]] introduction into season 4, combined with her friendship with Emma and her other friendship with Hook, [[spoiler: Elsa]]/Emma/Hook (Captain [[spoiler: Frozen]] Swan) has become very popular among Captain Swan shippers.

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** With [[spoiler: Elsa's]] [[spoiler:Elsa's]] introduction into season 4, combined with her friendship with Emma and her other friendship with Hook, [[spoiler: Elsa]]/Emma/Hook (Captain [[spoiler: Frozen]] Swan) has become very popular among Captain Swan shippers.



* Before Shawn fell in love with Angela on ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', he, Cory and Topanga functioned as a trio. Heck, even post-hookup with Angela there's still plenty of support for Cory/Topanga/Shawn, especially after the former two get married. Jack/Rachel/Eric also has some strong subtext.

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* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'':
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Before Shawn fell in love with Angela on ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Angela, he, Cory and Topanga functioned as a trio. Heck, even post-hookup with Angela there's still plenty of support for Cory/Topanga/Shawn, especially after the former two get married. Jack/Rachel/Eric married.
**Jack/Rachel/Eric
also has some strong subtext.



* A good chunk of the ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' fandom supports Betty/Archie/Veronica, pointing out that it would solve [[LoveTriangle a lot]] [[FriendVersusLover of problems]]. It doesn't hurt that the subtext is definitely there and played up.

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* A good chunk of the ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' fandom supports Betty/Archie/Veronica, pointing out that it would solve [[LoveTriangle a lot]] [[FriendVersusLover of problems]]. It doesn't hurt that the subtext is definitely there and played up.up--for example, the 3 of them going to a dance together.



---> '''Patrick''' ''(the singer)'': "I know that somewhere out there are two girls for me, [[TitleDrop my two true loves]], my two and only..."

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---> '''Patrick''' --->'''Patrick''' ''(the singer)'': "I I know that somewhere out there are two girls for me, [[TitleDrop my two true loves]], my two and only..."



** Amid the massive shipping wars are those who wish TheIngenue could have chosen both her VictoriousChildhoodFriend and her StalkerWithACrush. (Hell, the Phantom probably would've taken anything he could get...)

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** Amid While Christine is almost unanimously shipped with the massive shipping wars are those who wish TheIngenue could Phantom, some ask why she couldn't have chosen both ''both'' her VictoriousChildhoodFriend and ''and'' her StalkerWithACrush. (Hell, the Phantom probably would've taken anything he could get...)



* In ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', a great deal of the tragedy that unfolded could have been avoided if Elphaba/Fiyero/G(a)linda had become a threesome. It's even possible to scrounge up enough [[ThreesomeSubtext evidence in-story]] to make a case for it.

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* In ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'', a great deal of the tragedy that unfolded could have been avoided if Elphaba/Fiyero/G(a)linda had become a threesome. It's even possible Considering Fiyero was with both Elphaba and Glinda at different points in the story, and Elphaba and Glinda's strong bond with ''each other'' is by far the most important relationship in the play, it's not too hard to scrounge up enough [[ThreesomeSubtext evidence in-story]] to make a case for it.



* Sometimes in opera, the usual "tenor and baritone fight over the girl" plot can be spiced up with a bit of HoYay, making this this ideal outcome (if only everyone survived). The Metropolitan's 2016 productions of ''Les Pecheurs de Perles'' and ''Roberto Devereaux'' stand out as examples - and, coincidentally, they featured the same tenor and baritone.

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* Sometimes in opera, the usual "tenor and baritone fight over the girl" plot can be spiced up with a bit of HoYay, making this this ideal outcome (if only everyone survived). The Metropolitan's 2016 productions of ''Les Pecheurs de Perles'' and ''Roberto Devereaux'' stand out as examples - and, examples--and, coincidentally, they featured the same tenor and baritone.
29th Jun '17 6:14:55 AM Thanos6
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Added DiffLines:

**From ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance'', Juste/Maxim/Lydia.
22nd Jun '17 12:42:42 AM Eievie
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{{Polyamory}}, naturally, ties in with this (though it can go beyond three). Note that, while not necessarily covered by this exact trope, sometimes fans will go even further and have an [=OT4=], [=OT5=], etc. In-universe subtext goes under ThreesomeSubtext.

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{{Polyamory}}, naturally, ties [=OT3s=] are a part of shipping. The in-universe subtext that fuels said shipping goes under ThreesomeSubtext. If they're in with this (though it can go beyond three). a canon relationship, you're looking at {{Polyamory}}. As a philosophy, polyamory may be present in shipping as well.

Note that, while not necessarily covered by this exact trope, sometimes fans will go even further and have an [=OT4=], [=OT5=], etc. In-universe subtext goes under ThreesomeSubtext.
etc.
22nd Jun '17 12:27:40 AM Eievie
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** With Merlin, Arthur and Gwen destined to rule Camelot together there is an ''outrageous'' amount of shipping going on, fueled entirely by the show itself. A dream sequence showed Arthur crowning Guinevere Queen of Camelot whilst Merlin watches with a look of abject adoration on his face. Most of their scenes together involve them staring at each other lovingly, and oh look! Gwen and Arthur have gone on a private outing to celebrate their anniversary. Wait, is that ...? Yes, they brought Merlin along on their anniversary date. Clearly, he's also married to them both.
** The popular [=OT4=] (Merlin/Arthur/Gwen/Morgana), sometimes expanded to [=OT5=] by adding Lancelot.
** Merlin/Arthur/Gwaine.
** The Knights of the Round Table [=OT7=], consisting of Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Lancelot, Leon, Percival, Elyan and possibly Gwen.
** Gwaine/Percival/Leon and their actors seem to become popular due to interviews and twitter.

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** With Merlin, Arthur and Gwen destined to rule Camelot together there is an ''outrageous'' amount of shipping going on, fueled entirely by the show itself. A dream sequence showed Arthur crowning Guinevere Queen of Camelot whilst Merlin watches with a look of abject adoration on his face. Most of their scenes together involve them staring at each other lovingly, and oh look! Gwen and Arthur have gone on a private outing to celebrate their anniversary. Wait, is that ...that...? Yes, they brought Merlin along on their anniversary date. Clearly, he's also married to them both.
** The *** This can be expanded to a popular [=OT4=] (Merlin/Arthur/Gwen/Morgana), and sometimes then ''further'' expanded to [=OT5=] by adding Lancelot.
** Merlin/Arthur/Gwaine.
** The
Oh the shippable Knights of the Round Table Table. They're an [=OT7=], consisting of Arthur, Merlin, Gwaine, Lancelot, Leon, Percival, Elyan and possibly Gwen.
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Gwen. If you want the wittle that down a little, Merlin/Arthur/Gwaine is popular. So is Gwaine/Percival/Leon and their actors actors, who seem to become popular due to interviews and twitter.
22nd Jun '17 12:13:30 AM XMenMutant22
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** The Universe 6 Saiyan trio (Cabba/Caulifla/Kale) has gained some traction due to their interactions within Anime/DragonBallSuper's Tournament of Power Arc.



** Walker/Erika/Kadota. It helps that Walker and Erika both explicitly ship it, though they seem to disagree of which of them would be the vortex.

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** Walker/Erika/Kadota. It helps that Walker and Erika both explicitly ship it, though they seem to disagree of on which of them would be the vortex.
22nd Jun '17 12:04:00 AM Eievie
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Obi-Wan/Anakin/Padme, totally. The {{Novelization}} of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' almost makes it canon, with [[ManipulativeBastard Palpatine]] ''explicitly stating'' that Anakin's choice isn't between the Jedi and the Sith, but whether or not he loves Padme more than Obi-Wan.
** Luke/Han/Leia, before... [[TheReveal you]] [[TwinCest know]]. Though that hasn't stopped a lot of fans from continuing to ship that particular [=OT3=]. With Han as the vortex. who knows…
** And now ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has given us Poe + Finn + Rey. Between Finn's LoveAtFirstSight with Rey and the instant bromance that forms between him and Poe, this pairing took off faster than the Falcon making the Kessel Run. The villains, Phasma, Kylo Ren, and Hux, are also getting this treatment. Usually, the latter two are depicted as bickering kids with Phasma as the exasperated one looking after them.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** Obi-Wan/Anakin/Padme, totally. The {{Novelization}}
''Franchise/StarWars'': As a trilogy of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' almost makes it canon, with [[ManipulativeBastard Palpatine]] ''explicitly stating'' that Anakin's choice isn't between the Jedi and the Sith, but whether or not he loves Padme more than Obi-Wan.
**
trilogies, each about a trio, this is no surprise.
**The original trilogy:
Luke/Han/Leia, before... [[TheReveal you]] [[TwinCest [[{{Twincest}} know]]. Though that hasn't stopped a lot of fans from continuing to ship that particular [=OT3=]. With And the incest can always be muffled a little with [[TwinThreesomeFantasy Han serving as the vortex. who knows…
vortex, and a buffer]].
** And now ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' has given us Poe + Finn + Rey.The prequel trilogy: Obi-Wan/Anakin/Padmé, totally. The {{Novelization}} of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' almost makes it canon, with [[ManipulativeBastard Palpatine]] ''explicitly stating'' that Anakin's choice isn't between the Jedi and the Sith, but whether or not he loves Padmé more than Obi-Wan.
** The sequel trilogy: Poe/Finn/Rey.
Between Finn's LoveAtFirstSight with Rey and the instant bromance that forms between him and Poe, this pairing took off faster than the Falcon making the Kessel Run. The villains, Phasma, Kylo Ren, and Hux, are also getting this treatment. Usually, the latter two are depicted as bickering kids with Phasma as the exasperated one looking after them.
19th Jun '17 11:57:13 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** In ''VideoGame/[[FireEmblemGaiden Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia]]'':

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** In ''VideoGame/[[FireEmblemGaiden Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia]]'':''VideoGame/FireEmblemEchoesShadowsOfValentia'':
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