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16th Apr '16 9:22:41 AM sorako
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** Laura Bodewig. A stoic genetically engineered SuperSoldier with silver hair and red eyes, wearing an eyepatch over one of them. She was educated with just enough social skills to be able to function as a soldier, which left her with no idea of how to act like a norml girl and socialize normally. Initially, she hates the main character, but she later falls in love with him and chooses him as her "wife".

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** Laura Bodewig. A stoic genetically engineered SuperSoldier with silver hair and red eyes, wearing an eyepatch over one of them. She was educated with just enough social skills to be able to function as a soldier, which left her with no idea of how to act like a norml normal girl and socialize normally. Initially, she hates the main character, but she later falls in love with him and chooses him as her "wife".
16th Apr '16 9:21:04 AM sorako
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** Laura Bodewig. A stoic genetically engineered SuperSoldier with silver hair and red eyes. She was educated with just enough social skills to be able to function as a soldier, which left her with no idea of how to act like a norml girl and socialize normally. Initially, she hates the main character, but she later falls in love with him and chooses him as her "wife".

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** Laura Bodewig. A stoic genetically engineered SuperSoldier with silver hair and red eyes.eyes, wearing an eyepatch over one of them. She was educated with just enough social skills to be able to function as a soldier, which left her with no idea of how to act like a norml girl and socialize normally. Initially, she hates the main character, but she later falls in love with him and chooses him as her "wife".



* Fremy Speeddraw from ''LightNovel/RokkaBravesOfTheSixFlowers''. A stoic, cold young girl with white hair, pale skin and blue eyes. Fremy is the first and only half human/half kyouma in the world and she was once the Six Flower Killer, an assassin who killed potential future heroes of the Six Flowers. She was chosen as a Brave after she was betrayed by the Kyouma who raised her, her own mother among them. At first, she doesn't want to trust anyone ever again, but Adlet gains her trust and she falls in love with him.

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* Fremy Speeddraw from ''LightNovel/RokkaBravesOfTheSixFlowers''. A stoic, cold young girl with white hair, pale skin and skin, blue eyes.eyes and an eyepatch. Fremy is the first and only half human/half kyouma in the world and she was once the Six Flower Killer, an assassin who killed potential future heroes of the Six Flowers. She was chosen as a Brave after she was betrayed by the Kyouma who raised her, her own mother among them. At first, she doesn't want to trust anyone ever again, but Adlet gains her trust and she falls in love with him.
16th Apr '16 9:18:18 AM sorako
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* Sf from ''LightNovel/TheEndingChronicle''. A silver-hared automaton created using technology from another world. She's the personal maid of the supervisor of Team Leviathan. She lacks emotions, but shows an extreme amount of loyalty and devotion for her master.

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* Sf from ''LightNovel/TheEndingChronicle''. A silver-hared silver-haired automaton created using technology from another world. She's the personal maid of the supervisor of Team Leviathan. She lacks emotions, but shows an extreme amount of loyalty and devotion for her master.
16th Apr '16 9:14:19 AM sorako
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* Mei Misaki, from the ''Literature/{{Another}}'' horror/mystery light-novel series most certainly qualifies. An EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with emphasis on [[TownWithADarkSecret eerie]], dark short hair, skin so pale it is in a shade of grey, [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], an eye-patch resembling Rei's usual bandages, [[EmotionlessGirl a deeply stoic demeanor]] and the overall feeling of creepy cuteness/cute creepiness exhaled. Visually, she is basically Rei with pitch black hair.



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* Mei Misaki, from the ''Literature/{{Another}}'' horror/mystery light-novel series most certainly qualifies. An EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with emphasis on [[TownWithADarkSecret eerie]], dark short hair, skin so pale it is in a shade of grey, [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], an eye-patch resembling Rei's usual bandages, [[EmotionlessGirl a deeply stoic demeanor]] and the overall feeling of creepy cuteness/cute creepiness exhaled. Visually, she is basically Rei with pitch black hair.
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16th Apr '16 9:12:43 AM sorako
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* Another borderline example, Subaru from ''Anime/DotHackSign''. She has short, bright blue hair, brown eyes (close enough to red), is quiet and very soft spoken as well as showing signs of being shy in RL. Also In real life, she is in a wheel chair from a terrible accident she keeps secret, and is a {{Meganekko}}. The series shared a character designer with ''Evangelion'', so it's plausible it was a deliberate reference between the two characters.

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* Another borderline example, Subaru from ''Anime/DotHackSign''.''Anime/DotHackSign'':
** Subaru.
She has short, bright blue hair, brown eyes (close enough to red), is quiet and very soft spoken as well as showing signs of being shy in RL. Also In real life, she is in a wheel chair from a terrible accident she keeps secret, and is a {{Meganekko}}. The series shared a character designer with ''Evangelion'', so it's plausible it was a deliberate reference between the two characters.



%%* Julie Sigtuna from ''LightNovel/AbsoluteDuo''.



* Mei Misaki, from the ''Literature/{{Another}}'' horror/mystery light-novel series most certainly qualifies. An EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with emphasis on [[TownWithADarkSecret eerie]], dark short hair, skin so pale it is in a shade of grey, [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], an eye-patch resembling Rei's usual bandages, [[EmotionlessGirl a deeply stoic demeanor]] and the overall feeling of creepy cuteness/cute creepiness exhaled. Visually, she is basically Rei with pitch black hair.



%%* Nemu and Ururu from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
%%** Ulquiorra could be considered a male example.



* Felli Loss from ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios'' is a silver-haired psychokinetic whose powers make her unable to express emotions the same way as others, but is slowly warming up to the protagonist. She's also a rare example of this character type mixed with ShanaClone.
* ''CodeGeass'': Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]].

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* Felli Loss from ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios'' is a silver-haired psychokinetic whose powers make her unable to express emotions the same way as others, but is slowly warming up to the protagonist. She's also a rare example of this character type mixed with ShanaClone.
* ''CodeGeass'':
''Anime/CodeGeass'': Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]].



* Origami Tobiichi in ''LightNovel/DateALive''. She even has the ChildSoldier who drives Mecha vs PersonOfMassDestruction thing going. She's also a StalkerWithACrush and one of the few characters listed who is a bit of a jerk.



* Tabitha from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Bobbed light blue hair, very fair skin, quiet and deeply stoic demeanor, and speaks in strangely truncated, sentences with barely enough to get her point across, often single-word ones.
%%* Lelei La Lalena from ''Literature/{{Gate}}''.



* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', to the point where her name is a pun on Rei's--Rei can be read as "ice", Yuki as "snow", and both Nagato and Ayanami were Imperial Japanese naval warships. Curiously, Yuki is described in the novels as having black hair (since in the Haruhi universe people have normal hair colors) but in the anime and even in the novels' art, it appears of a purplish blue similar to Rei's (but much more pale). Her characterization, however, has some variance: She is a LoveInterest only briefly, if that (though she is one in the spin-off where she's a normal human ShrinkingViolet); she neither is a MysteriousWaif nor does she have a DarkAndTroubledPast (if anything, she becomes more interesting the more we know her); and the becoming more emotional part is downplayed, in that her affect remains as flat as ever, but she seems to undergo significant CharacterDevelopment and emotional development under the surface (despite the fact she states her affect will always be flat, she nevertheless seems to become more expressive and animate in her own way as the series progresses).



* Koneko from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD''. Pale skin, short silver hair, golden eyes, petite, is not human, appears cold and soft-spoken and eventually warms up to the main character.
* In ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'', there's an amnesiac, emotionless [[RobotGirl automaton]] with silver hair and blue eyes known as P-01s. It's later revealed that she's Horizon Ariadust, a human girl who died in an accident years ago. After her death, her father put her soul in an android body and used her emotions to create WeaponsOfMassDestruction that will give her the power to save the world from an apocalypse. Horizon also serves as the love interest of the main character Toori Aoi.
%%* Laura from ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''.



* Eucliwood Hellscythe from ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''. Light hair, pale skin, mysterious abilities and origins and a deeply quiet and stoic demeanor that makes her come across as emotionless, but still has a hidden caring side.



%%* Nozomi from ''LightNovel/MayoiNekoOverrun''.



%%* Mamiko Kuri from ''{{Narutaru}}''.

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%%* * Mamiko Kuri from ''{{Narutaru}}''.''Manga/{{Narutaru}}''. A mysterious girl with pale skin and cold eyes whom Sudo took under his wing when he found out she had a shadow dragon. She tends to be rather quiet, and often considers the people around her to be inferior. It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Mamiko's shadow dragon is the earth itself and she is one of those who must judge this world and make the choice of what kind of world it will become. At the end of the manga, Mamiko destroys everyone and everything in the world except Shiina and herself. They begin the world over again, with Mamiko's son as the new Adam of the reborn world.]]



%%* Shiro from ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife''.
* Hazuki from ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'', though she doesn't have any dramatic plotline related to it, she is just weird.



* Lala Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''.

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* Lala Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''. A mysterious blue-haired, blue-eyed girl with special water powers who claims to be thousands of years old. Due to her long and disillusioned experience with humans, she feels little to no emotions with them. Her relationship with Shu changes her to be more protective and open.



* Mashiro from ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' is an odd girl, with virtually NoSocialSkills, [[EmotionlessGirl doesn't understand the concept of emotions too well]] and has very light blond hair, a really fair skin and reddish eyes. Although, her behaviour is usually taken to be the effect of an AmbiguousDisorder.



%%* Fremy Speeddraw from ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha''.
* Mizore Shirayuki from ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', somewhat. [[AnIcePerson Ironically]] less [[IncrediblyLamePun frosty]] than the typical example.



%%* Hecate from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''.



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* Julie Sigtuna from ''LightNovel/AbsoluteDuo''. Silvery-white hair, red eyes, pale skin, petite, mysterious and troubled past, not a normal human, stoic and weird behaviour, eventually reveals a sweet and emotional side to her love interest.
* Felli Loss from ''LightNovel/ChromeShelledRegios'' is a silver-haired psychokinetic whose powers make her unable to express emotions the same way as others, but is slowly warming up to the protagonist. She's also a rare example of this character type mixed with ShanaClone.
* Origami Tobiichi in ''LightNovel/DateALive''. She even has the ChildSoldier who drives Mecha vs PersonOfMassDestruction thing going. She's also a StalkerWithACrush and one of the few characters listed who is a bit of a jerk.
* Sf from ''LightNovel/TheEndingChronicle''. A silver-hared automaton created using technology from another world. She's the personal maid of the supervisor of Team Leviathan. She lacks emotions, but shows an extreme amount of loyalty and devotion for her master.
* Tabitha from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero''. Bobbed light blue hair, very fair skin, quiet and deeply stoic demeanor, and speaks in strangely truncated, sentences with barely enough to get her point across, often single-word ones.
* Lelei La Lalena from ''Literature/{{Gate}}''. A 15-year-old genius sorceress with short light blue hair and eyes. She's stoic and quiet, but a nice girl. She also forms part of the UnwantedHarem of the main character.
* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', to the point where her name is a pun on Rei's--Rei can be read as "ice", Yuki as "snow", and both Nagato and Ayanami were Imperial Japanese naval warships. Curiously, Yuki is described in the novels as having black hair (since in the Haruhi universe people have normal hair colors) but in the anime and even in the novels' art, it appears of a purplish blue similar to Rei's (but much more pale). Her characterization, however, has some variance: She is a LoveInterest only briefly, if that (though she is one in the spin-off where she's a normal human ShrinkingViolet); she neither is a MysteriousWaif nor does she have a DarkAndTroubledPast (if anything, she becomes more interesting the more we know her); and the becoming more emotional part is downplayed, in that her affect remains as flat as ever, but she seems to undergo significant CharacterDevelopment and emotional development under the surface (despite the fact she states her affect will always be flat, she nevertheless seems to become more expressive and animate in her own way as the series progresses).
* Koneko from ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD''. Pale skin, short silver hair, golden eyes, petite, is not human, appears cold and soft-spoken and eventually warms up to the main character.
* In ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'', there's an amnesiac, emotionless [[RobotGirl automaton]] with silver hair and blue eyes known as P-01s. It's later revealed that she's Horizon Ariadust, a human girl who died in an accident years ago. After her death, her father put her soul in an android body and used her emotions to create WeaponsOfMassDestruction that will give her the power to save the world from an apocalypse. Horizon also serves as the love interest of the main character Toori Aoi.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'':
** Laura Bodewig. A stoic genetically engineered SuperSoldier with silver hair and red eyes. She was educated with just enough social skills to be able to function as a soldier, which left her with no idea of how to act like a norml girl and socialize normally. Initially, she hates the main character, but she later falls in love with him and chooses him as her "wife".
** Kanzashi Sarashiki. Red eyes, short aquamarine hair, shy and quiet personality, eventually warms up to the main character and falls in love with him.
* Eucliwood Hellscythe from ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie''. Light hair, pale skin, mysterious abilities and origins and a deeply quiet and stoic demeanor that makes her come across as emotionless, but still has a hidden caring side.
* Nozomi from ''LightNovel/MayoiNekoOverrun''. A mysterious girl with blue hair and red eyes. She normally tends to be indifferent and emotionless, and also seems to be a little airheaded.
* Shiro from ''LightNovel/NoGameNoLife''. A young girl with light blue hair and red eyes. She's a {{Hikikomori}} {{Neet}}, bue she's actually a genius with an almost supernatural intelligence. She also only shows emotion around her older brother Sora.
* Hazuki from ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'', though she doesn't have any dramatic plotline related to it, she is just weird.
* Mashiro from ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'' is an odd girl, with virtually NoSocialSkills, [[EmotionlessGirl doesn't understand the concept of emotions too well]] and has very light blond hair, a really fair skin and reddish eyes. Although, her behaviour is usually taken to be the effect of an AmbiguousDisorder.
* Fremy Speeddraw from ''LightNovel/RokkaBravesOfTheSixFlowers''. A stoic, cold young girl with white hair, pale skin and blue eyes. Fremy is the first and only half human/half kyouma in the world and she was once the Six Flower Killer, an assassin who killed potential future heroes of the Six Flowers. She was chosen as a Brave after she was betrayed by the Kyouma who raised her, her own mother among them. At first, she doesn't want to trust anyone ever again, but Adlet gains her trust and she falls in love with him.
* Hecate from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. "The Priestess" of Bal Masqué, she has the appearance of a small blue-haired girl with blue eyes. A quiet and emotionless character.
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* Mei Misaki, from the ''Literature/{{Another}}'' horror/mystery light-novel series most certainly qualifies. An EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette with emphasis on [[TownWithADarkSecret eerie]], dark short hair, skin so pale it is in a shade of grey, [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], an eye-patch resembling Rei's usual bandages, [[EmotionlessGirl a deeply stoic demeanor]] and the overall feeling of creepy cuteness/cute creepiness exhaled. Visually, she is basically Rei with pitch black hair.
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5th Apr '16 5:32:30 PM Elianore
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%%* Lala Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''.

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%%* * Lala Ru from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere''.
5th Mar '16 5:20:06 AM SutairuMasuta
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* ''{{VideoGame/Blazblue}}'' has the Murakumo Units, a series of {{Magitek}} cyborgs. There are three playable Murakumos and each of them have some of Rei's traits. As a whole, Murakumos are young women with light hair and skin, draw power from an EldritchLocation, were created by an abusive MadScientist father, are varying flavors of TheWoobie and are clones of Ragna's (the protagonist) long lost sister. Lambda 11 is curious, innocent, developing emotions, has red eyes and is forced into battle by her boss and sort of mother figure Kokonoe because there's just no other choice. Noel, aka Mu 12, didn't know she was a Murakumo for years and developed a proper (but meek) personality, initially serving the local StateSec to support her family but eventually breaking away from that to help save the world. Nu 13 has red eyes, silvery blue hair and pale skin and seems to be an IllGirl, and switches from being utterly emotionless to the definition of {{Yandere}} whenever Ragna shows up.

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* ''{{VideoGame/Blazblue}}'' has the Murakumo Units, a series of {{Magitek}} cyborgs. There are three playable Murakumos and each of them have some of Rei's traits. As a whole, Murakumos are young women with light hair and skin, draw power from an EldritchLocation, were created by an abusive MadScientist father, are varying flavors of TheWoobie and are clones of Ragna's (the protagonist) long lost sister. Lambda 11 Lambda-11 is curious, innocent, developing emotions, has red eyes and is forced into battle by her boss and sort of mother figure Kokonoe because there's just no other choice. Noel, aka Mu 12, Mu-12, didn't know she was a Murakumo for years and developed a proper (but meek) personality, initially serving the local StateSec to support her family but eventually breaking away from that to help save the world. Nu 13 Nu-13 has red eyes, silvery blue hair and pale skin and seems to be an IllGirl, and switches from being utterly emotionless to the definition of {{Yandere}} whenever Ragna shows up.up.
** Their genetic template, Saya, was pretty similar to Noel before becoming the Imperator [[spoiler:and being made a vessel for Izanami, the Goddess of Death.]] When Ragna meets an adult Saya for the first time, her appearance and personality took a huge change. She is absolutely devoid of emotion, ruthless, nihilistic and hateful towards the world. Her golden locks have become purple, and her previously jade eyes are now crimson. [[spoiler:All of this can be attributed to her being possessed by Izanami, and Saya's consciousness apparently struggles for control, resulting in the Imperator showing some sympathy towards Ragna and despising Terumi.]]
8th Feb '16 9:28:34 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* A tendency towards talking in SpockSpeak.
31st Jan '16 7:23:00 AM ashlay
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* ''CodeGeass'':
** Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]].
** C.C. also qualifies by the virtue of unusual hair and eye color, troubled past, stoicism, immortality, and gradually warming up to Lelouch up to a HeroicSacrifice for his sake (much like Rei, she gets better). The main things that set her apart are her tendency to mess with people and her [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza addiction]].

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* ''CodeGeass'':
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''CodeGeass'': Anya, a pink haired [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]] 15 year old HumongousMecha pilot who [[TheQuietOne likes taking pictures of people more than talking to them]], [[spoiler:and is a SoulJar for the protagonist's mother]].
** C.C. also qualifies by the virtue of unusual hair and eye color, troubled past, stoicism, immortality, and gradually warming up to Lelouch up to a HeroicSacrifice for his sake (much like Rei, she gets better). The main things that set her apart are her tendency to mess with people and her [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pizza addiction]].
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20th Jan '16 2:47:01 PM LadySugarQuill
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** This also makes the Rei Ayanami Expy an UnbuiltTrope, as ''Eva'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno designed Rei to be a {{Deconstruction}} of how [[UncannyValley unnatural]] {{Otaku}} culture's "ideal" of a shy, obedient love interest [[TakeThatAudience actually would be]]. It backfired, hard, as [[MisaimedFandom instead of considering her too strange to empathize with]], the audience admired her [[CharacterDevelopment gradual journey of getting in touch with her emotions, understanding that]] [[FreakinessShame others may appreciate her uniqueness rather than shun her for it]], [[CharacterDevelopment and eventually choosing her own path]]. Some critics went as far as saying the character herself rebelled against the narrow stereotype she was thrust into.

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** This also makes the Rei Ayanami Expy an UnbuiltTrope, as ''Eva'' creator Creator/HideakiAnno designed Rei to be a {{Deconstruction}} of how [[UncannyValley unnatural]] {{Otaku}} culture's "ideal" of a shy, obedient love interest [[TakeThatAudience actually would be]]. It backfired, hard, as [[MisaimedFandom instead of considering her too strange to empathize with]], the audience admired her [[CharacterDevelopment gradual journey of getting in touch with her emotions, understanding that]] [[FreakinessShame others may appreciate her uniqueness rather than shun her for it]], [[CharacterDevelopment and eventually choosing her own path]]. Some critics went as far as saying the character herself rebelled against the narrow stereotype she was thrust into.
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