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3rd Jan '18 10:40:09 PM Ninamarie124
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17th Dec '17 5:54:46 PM Theriocephalus
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SlayingMantis will often be portrayed with a pair of these. HammerAndSickle when paired with DropTheHammer.

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SlayingMantis will often be portrayed with a pair of these. HammerAndSickle when paired with DropTheHammer.
DropTheHammer. See also SinisterSwitchblade and SinisterShiv, other bladed weapons associated with unsavory people.
5th Dec '17 11:16:00 AM AuraXtreme
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** The Yiga Footsoldiers use this as their basic weapon in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. Stronger versions take the basic design and turn it into RingsOfDeath.

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** The Yiga Footsoldiers use this sickles as their basic weapon in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. Stronger versions take the basic design and turn it into RingsOfDeath.
3rd Dec '17 5:47:53 AM SwordsageRagnar
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** But they have become awesome in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' where they have a x4 Critical. Most common weapons just deal double damage on a critical hit. Some weapons, like a bow, deal triple damage. But a petty farmer with a Scythe (and they indeed depicted the farmer with one in the core rulebook) can cut almost anyone in half with a critical hit.

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** But they have become awesome in In 3rd/3.5 edition, and ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' where which is based on that edition's rules, they have a x4 Critical.Critical[[note]]In other words, the damage dice are rolled 4 times on a successful confirmed critical hit[[/note]]. Most common weapons just deal double damage on a critical hit. Some weapons, like a bow, deal triple damage. But a petty farmer with a Scythe (and they indeed depicted the farmer with one in the core rulebook) can cut almost anyone in half with a critical hit.
26th Nov '17 11:23:08 AM nighttrainfm
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* Upon further improvement in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Black Goku demonstrate his ability to convert his blade into one and use it to open a portal to create copies of himself to overwhelm his enemies.

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* Upon further improvement in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', Black Goku demonstrate his demonstrates the ability to convert his blade LaserBlade into one and use it to open a portal to create copies of himself to overwhelm his enemies.
7th Oct '17 7:00:58 AM Mukademaoh
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* One of the four candidates to the [[WeaponOfXSlaying Beast Spear]], [[CreepyChild Kirio Inasa]] from ''Manga/UshioAndTora'' can fight monsters with the weapon crafted by his father, the Elzaar Scythe, which he thinks it can be mass produced and used against [[BigBad Hakumen]] herself [[spoiler:, not knowing that it's just a plot from Hakumen to destroy the Spear.]] The scythe is collapsible and sports an axe-like blade in the back, resembling some sort of halberd.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Dungeons}} II'' has the [[GrimReaper Black Deaths]], female ghosts in black ballgowns armed with huge scythes to go with their death motif, and can deliver massive damage to enemies.
29th Sep '17 2:00:17 PM merotoker
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', Celty can manipulate the [[DarkIsEdgy darkness flowing from her neck]] to form a scythe. As expected from something based on the Grim Reaper. Or a CYBORG Grim Reaper...

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', Celty can manipulate the [[DarkIsEdgy [[CastingAShadow darkness flowing from her neck]] to form a scythe. As expected from something based on the Grim Reaper. Or a CYBORG Grim Reaper...



*** Duo has a personal beam scythe he pulls out ONCE in the series to use as a helicoptor after breaking Heero out of a really tall building.

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*** Duo has a personal beam scythe he pulls out ONCE in the series to use as a helicoptor helicopter after breaking Heero out of a really tall building.



* Umanosuke, leader of the three brothers trailing Mugen in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' had a kusarigama with an AbsurdlySharpBlade. [[spoiler:Mugen actually beats him by getting in really close and manipulating the chain into [[HoistByHisOwnPetard cutting the guy's head of]]]].

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* Umanosuke, leader of the three brothers trailing Mugen in ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' had a kusarigama with an AbsurdlySharpBlade. [[spoiler:Mugen actually beats him by getting in really close and manipulating the chain into [[HoistByHisOwnPetard cutting the guy's head of]]]].off]].]]



* [[spoiler:Ikuto]] from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' turns his [[spoiler:violin]] into a big scythe when transformed into [[spoiler:Death Rebel]]

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* [[spoiler:Ikuto]] from ''Manga/ShugoChara'' turns his [[spoiler:violin]] into a big scythe when transformed into [[spoiler:Death Rebel]]Rebel]].



* [[CoversAlwaysLie The cover art]] of the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga show Light Yagami wielding a scythe. Also several minor {{Shinigami}} characters, [[spoiler:[[EpilepticTrees though one of them might BE Light.]]]]

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* [[CoversAlwaysLie The cover art]] of the ''Manga/DeathNote'' manga show Light Yagami wielding a scythe. Also several minor {{Shinigami}} characters, [[spoiler:[[EpilepticTrees though one of them might BE Light.]]]]Light]]]].



* Chikuma Koshirou from ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' [[DualWielding dual wields]] two kama scythes that [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang return to his hands when thrown.]]

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* Chikuma Koshirou from ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' [[DualWielding dual wields]] {{dual wield|ing}}s two kama scythes that [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang return to his hands when thrown.]]



* The leader of the Loyard clan in ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}'' wields a scythe. In-universe, this scythe is the inspiration of the GrimReaper myth.
* ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' has the Kasanemanji School, whose weapon is the kusari gama. However, they [[ShownTheirWork use it only as a melee, last resort weapon]] while swinging the weight around. [[AxeCrazy Sasuke's]] [[BladeOnAStick spear Beninuki]] resembles a scythe thanks to the curved blade jutting from the side, which he can use to behead his opponents when required.

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* The leader of the Loyard clan in ''Webcomic/{{Noblesse}}'' wields a scythe. In-universe, this scythe is the inspiration of the GrimReaper TheGrimReaper myth.
* ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}'' has the Kasanemanji School, whose weapon is the kusari gama. However, they [[ShownTheirWork use it only as a melee, last resort weapon]] while swinging the weight around. [[AxeCrazy [[AxCrazy Sasuke's]] [[BladeOnAStick spear Beninuki]] resembles a scythe thanks to the curved blade jutting from the side, which he can use to behead his opponents when required.



* The Pyrefrost Beowolf in ''FanFic/RaindropsHearthsWarmingEveMiracle'' owns two massive ones carved of ice and has fire emanating of of them.

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* The Pyrefrost Beowolf in ''FanFic/RaindropsHearthsWarmingEveMiracle'' owns two massive ones carved of ice and has fire emanating of off of them.



** Chrysalis [[spoiler:(now an EvilTwin of Cadence after becoming complete)]] briefly wields one made of crystal while [[spoiler:fighting Cadence in the FinalBattle.]]

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** Chrysalis [[spoiler:(now an EvilTwin of Cadence after becoming complete)]] briefly wields one made of crystal while [[spoiler:fighting Cadence in the FinalBattle.]]FinalBattle]].



** Commented about in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'': "Although the scythe isn't pre-eminent among the weapons of war, anyone who has been on the wrong end of, say, a peasant's revolt will know that in skilled hands it is fearsome." In this instance, those hands belong to the GrimReaper who, as you might imagine, has some practice with it.

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** Commented about in ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'': "Although the scythe isn't pre-eminent among the weapons of war, anyone who has been on the wrong end of, say, a peasant's revolt will know that in skilled hands it is fearsome." In this instance, those hands belong to the GrimReaper TheGrimReaper who, as you might imagine, has some practice with it.



* ''Literature/MercyThompson'': Mercy uses a scythe to behead some vampires.



* ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban'''s sidekick Helen, while in her battle outfit, occasionally used a double-ended sickle weapon; this was carried over when the series was adapted as part of ''VRTroopers''.

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* ''Series/JikuuSenshiSpielban'''s sidekick Helen, while in her battle outfit, occasionally used a double-ended sickle weapon; this was carried over when the series was adapted as part of ''VRTroopers''.''Series/VRTroopers''.



* Yarikh, lord of the sickle, the ancient Usefulnotes/HebrewMythology moon god. The crescent star symbol that would later be appropriated by the Arab god Hubal and later still, Mohammad's Islam, used to be associated with him.

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* Yarikh, lord of the sickle, the ancient Usefulnotes/HebrewMythology Myth/HebrewMythology moon god. The crescent star symbol that would later be appropriated by the Arab god Hubal and later still, Mohammad's Islam, used to be associated with him.



** Averted with Chauntea, LawfulGood goddess of agriculture in the ''ForgottenRealms'' setting, whose favored weapon is the scythe.

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** Averted with Chauntea, LawfulGood goddess of agriculture in the ''ForgottenRealms'' ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' setting, whose favored weapon is the scythe.



* Zasalamel and Abyss of ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''. Astaroth's ultimate weapon in [=SC 2=] was also a scythe (appropriately named {{Th|eGrimReaper}}anatos), although all his other weapons were axes and the occasional hammer.

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* Zasalamel and Abyss of ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur''.''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries SoulCalibur]]''. Astaroth's ultimate weapon in [=SC 2=] was also a scythe (appropriately named {{Th|eGrimReaper}}anatos), although all his other weapons were axes and the occasional hammer.



* Specter Knight of ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' has a GrimReaper motif, wielding a scythe just as one would expect. When he's resized as a playable character, [[BladeOnAStick the blade alone is]] [[{{BFS}} almost as tall as he is.]]

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* Specter Knight of ''VideoGame/ShovelKnight'' has a GrimReaper TheGrimReaper motif, wielding a scythe just as one would expect. When he's resized as a playable character, [[BladeOnAStick the blade alone is]] [[{{BFS}} almost as tall as he is.]]



** He was preceded by Sigma in ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'', while disguised as a GrimReaper, and Red of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX7 X7]]'', who had a ''{{double|Weapon}}''-ended scythe.

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** He was preceded by Sigma in ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'', while disguised as a GrimReaper, Grim Reaper, and Red of ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX7 X7]]'', who had a ''{{double|Weapon}}''-ended scythe.



* [[TheDragon Gaspard]] in ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'' used to wield a blood-red sword, but after being defeated by [[YouKilledMyFather Monica]] he took the blade and attached it to a pole, giving him even greater range. The skull at the base only adds to the menace.

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* [[TheDragon Gaspard]] in ''VideoGame/DarkCloud 2'' ''[[VideoGame/DarkChronicle Dark Cloud 2]]'' used to wield a blood-red sword, but after being defeated by [[YouKilledMyFather Monica]] he took the blade and attached it to a pole, giving him even greater range. The skull at the base only adds to the menace.



** And now There is Kiyomasa Kato, whose weapon is called "steel halbeard" but it's clearly a scythe with a straight handle and a spear tip.

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** And now There there is Kiyomasa Kato, whose weapon is called "steel halbeard" but it's clearly a scythe with a straight handle and a spear tip.



* Mad Monarch Dryst from ''VideoGame/{{Brigandine}}''

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* Mad Monarch Dryst from ''VideoGame/{{Brigandine}}''''VideoGame/{{Brigandine}}''.



* The {{MMORPG}} ''Videogame/RagnarokOnline'' has the Crescent Scythe, a MVP drop.

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* The {{MMORPG}} {{M|assivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame}}MORPG ''Videogame/RagnarokOnline'' has the Crescent Scythe, a MVP drop.



* In ''VideoGame/StandstillGirl'', two of the bosses are armed with scythes. One is a GrimReaper-like Time Scar created from some of Alice's memories. The other is a BonusBoss that can be fought at the mental hospital: he's a former highly decorated soldier who's now consumed by melancholy and depression, and the scythe is his treasured weapon from the times of war. You defeating him (which is very difficult to achieve) actually breaks his scythe instead of killing him, impacting him enough to let the hospital's Shadeling doctors take care of him.

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* In ''VideoGame/StandstillGirl'', two of the bosses are armed with scythes. One is a GrimReaper-like [[TheGrimReaper Grim Reaper]]-like Time Scar created from some of Alice's memories. The other is a BonusBoss that can be fought at the mental hospital: he's a former highly decorated soldier who's now consumed by melancholy and depression, and the scythe is his treasured weapon from the times of war. You defeating him (which is very difficult to achieve) actually breaks his scythe instead of killing him, impacting him enough to let the hospital's Shadeling doctors take care of him.



* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' there's the Chernobog, a three bladed scythe powered by the souls captured by the [[GrimReaper God of Death of the same name]]. There's also an enemy scythe wielded by an [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Infernal Demon]] named Hideous and a [[DoubleWeapon double-ended scythe]] used another demon named Hatred that is available as temporary ExclusiveEnemyEquipment.
* The Fiend enemies and their Terror Fiend variant from ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' are clear GrimReaper ersatzes that use a scythe to OneHitKill one Mii.

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta 2}}'' there's the Chernobog, a three bladed scythe powered by the souls captured by the [[GrimReaper [[TheGrimReaper God of Death of the same name]]. There's also an enemy scythe wielded by an [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Infernal Demon]] named Hideous and a [[DoubleWeapon double-ended scythe]] used another demon named Hatred that is available as temporary ExclusiveEnemyEquipment.
* The Fiend enemies and their Terror Fiend variant from ''VideoGame/{{Miitopia}}'' are clear GrimReaper Grim Reaper ersatzes that use a scythe to OneHitKill one Mii.



* Pendles the [[SnakePeople snake]] [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' wields two small different looking handheld scythes kamas. According to his lore challenges, the left handed kama is made from the [[BadWithTheBone bones of a Kormiri Aviant]] while his right handed one is a modified [=BlissTek=] ice-climbing axe.
* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'': Two death deities come armed with scythe. [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Thanatos]] evokes the classical GrimReaper style and wields a massive scythe that deals huge damage. [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Izanami]] has pair of kamas, which is smaller than scythe, but she throws them around like a boomerang and being a Hunter, is capable of dealing continuous damage that hurts a lot.

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* Pendles the [[SnakePeople snake]] {{snake|People}} [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] from ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'' wields two small different looking handheld scythes kamas. According to his lore challenges, the left handed kama is made from the [[BadWithTheBone bones of a Kormiri Aviant]] while his right handed one is a modified [=BlissTek=] ice-climbing axe.
* ''VideoGame/{{Smite}}'': Two death deities come armed with scythe. [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Thanatos]] evokes the classical GrimReaper Grim Reaper style and wields a massive scythe that deals huge damage. [[Myth/JapaneseMythology Izanami]] has pair of kamas, which is smaller than scythe, but she throws them around like a boomerang and being a Hunter, is capable of dealing continuous damage that hurts a lot.



* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has Erika Furudo, who wields a scythe of Truth. As in, literally made out of Truth. Her master has a similar one herself, with the ability to reap miracles. This is potentially a major clue about [[spoiler:[[{{EnemyWithout}} her true origins]]]]. Erika also uses this weapon in the ''Ougon Musou'' fighting games.

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* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' has Erika Furudo, who wields a scythe of Truth. As in, literally made out of Truth. Her master has a similar one herself, with the ability to reap miracles. This is potentially a major clue about [[spoiler:[[{{EnemyWithout}} [[spoiler:[[EnemyWithout her true origins]]]]. Erika also uses this weapon in the ''Ougon Musou'' fighting games.



* ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', being the GrimReaper, has wielded a number of scythes. Initially he had a somewhat axe-like scythe but Central broke it over his face, then Satan made him a replacement out of the spine and skull of a religious fanatic which Kane stole, and currently he wields a rather plain looking (and more traditional) scythe that Farrago made (and which he likes a lot more than the previous ones).

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* ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', being the GrimReaper, TheGrimReaper, has wielded a number of scythes. Initially he had a somewhat axe-like scythe but Central broke it over his face, then Satan made him a replacement out of the spine and skull of a religious fanatic which Kane stole, and currently he wields a rather plain looking (and more traditional) scythe that Farrago made (and which he likes a lot more than the previous ones).
22nd Aug '17 7:39:18 PM DesertDragon
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A related weapon is the sickle, aka the kama in Japan: a smaller, handheld scythe that is often duel-wielded in combat. What they lack in weight, they compensate with their ability to trap a sword with one blade and deliver the killing blow with the other. In Japan they're commonly associated with {{ninja}}s due to being a mundane tool that happens to be great for killing, perfect for deadly assassins masquerading as peasants beneath notice.

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A related weapon is the sickle, aka also known as the kama in Japan: a smaller, handheld scythe that is often duel-wielded in combat. What they lack in weight, they compensate with their ability to trap a sword with one blade and deliver the killing blow with the other. In Japan they're commonly associated with {{ninja}}s due to being a mundane tool that happens to be great for killing, perfect for deadly assassins masquerading as peasants beneath notice.
22nd Aug '17 6:54:31 PM DesertDragon
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Scythes have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_scythe been used as polearms before]] in real life, though this usually involved straightening the blade into something more like a large BladeOnAStick, along with a straight rather than a curved wooden haft. But even keeping the blade perpendicular has its own benefits, such as being harder for the opponent to predict and building armor-piercing momentum in its swing, with the added bonus of being able to cut an opponent in half after you've impaled them. While farming scythes will only have the sharp edge on the inner curve, a war scythe will likely be sharp on both sides. Like its cousin the battle axe, don't be surprised if a fictional scythe is several times larger than anything you'd find in the real world.

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Scythes have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_scythe been used as polearms before]] in real life, though this usually involved straightening the blade into something more like a large BladeOnAStick, along with a straight rather than a curved wooden haft. BladeOnAStick. But even keeping the blade perpendicular to the haft has its own benefits, such as being harder for the opponent to predict and building armor-piercing momentum in its swing, with the added bonus of being able to cut an opponent in half after once you've impaled them. While farming scythes will only have the sharp edge on the inner curve, a war scythe will likely be sharp on both sides. Like its cousin the battle axe, don't be surprised if a fictional scythe is several times larger than anything you'd find in the real world.
22nd Aug '17 6:50:43 PM DesertDragon
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Scythes have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_scythe been used as polearms before]] in real life, though this usually involved straightening the blade into something more like a large BladeOnAStick, along with a straight rather than a curved wooden haft. But even keeping the blade perpendicular has its own benefits, such as being harder for the opponent to predict and building armor-piercing momentum in its swing, with the added bonus of being able to cut an opponent in half after you've impaled them. While farming scythes will only have the sharp edge on the inner curve, a scythe built for combat will likely be sharp on both sides.

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Scythes have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_scythe been used as polearms before]] in real life, though this usually involved straightening the blade into something more like a large BladeOnAStick, along with a straight rather than a curved wooden haft. But even keeping the blade perpendicular has its own benefits, such as being harder for the opponent to predict and building armor-piercing momentum in its swing, with the added bonus of being able to cut an opponent in half after you've impaled them. While farming scythes will only have the sharp edge on the inner curve, a war scythe built for combat will likely be sharp on both sides.
sides. Like its cousin the battle axe, don't be surprised if a fictional scythe is several times larger than anything you'd find in the real world.
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