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8th Apr '17 9:57:28 AM Xtifr
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* In a 1901 novella by E. M. Forster, all humans left on Earth live in a worldwide underground complex, completely dependent on a great automatic mechanism that provides for all their needs. The story is called ''Literature/TheMachineStops''. Guess what…

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* In a 1901 novella by E. M. Forster, all humans left on Earth live in a worldwide underground complex, completely dependent on a great automatic mechanism that provides for all their needs. The story is called ''Literature/TheMachineStops''."Literature/TheMachineStops". Guess what…
6th Apr '17 2:05:35 PM jharrison3051
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had several episodes called "The One Where X Dies", mostly people but once referring to a recliner. Granted, the death usually occurred fairly early in the episode.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had several episodes called titled "The One Where X Dies", mostly people but once with X usually referring to a person and once a recliner. Granted, the death usually occurred fairly early in the episode.
6th Apr '17 2:02:28 PM jharrison3051
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had several episodes called "The one where X dies".

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' had several episodes called "The one where One Where X dies".Dies", mostly people but once referring to a recliner. Granted, the death usually occurred fairly early in the episode.
29th Mar '17 6:37:29 PM jamespolk
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* Japanese film ''Film/TheCrucifiedLovers''--in the English-language market title. It's set in 18th century Japan where adultery was a capital crime, and at the end the lovers are in fact crucified. Averted with the Japanese title, ''A Story from Chikamatsu'' ("Chikamatsu" being the name of the original playwright).
27th Mar '17 8:30:50 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Until the WhamLine of "I'm dying" in the first part, DC advertised ''ComicBook/TheFinalDaysOfSuperman'' as ''Superman: Super League''.

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* Until the WhamLine of "I'm dying" "[[TheHeroDies I'm dying]]" in the first part, DC advertised ''ComicBook/TheFinalDaysOfSuperman'' as ''Superman: Super League''.
27th Mar '17 8:26:42 AM Anicomicgeek
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* A popular arc of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' featured a warped and bizarre Metropolis in which the villainous Superman every night broke out and had to be brought back to jail by the resident superhero, Bizarro. The reason behind this sudden change and the entity responsible? The mystery was tightly kept during the original release, but the fact that the paperback collection was titled ''[[spoiler:Comicbook/EmperorJoker]]'' ruined the big surprise. Of course, the thing is, most fans of the storyline apparently thought it to be the best title for the TPB anyway.

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* A popular arc of ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' featured a warped and bizarre Metropolis in which the villainous Superman every night broke out and had to be brought back to jail by the resident superhero, Bizarro. The reason behind this sudden change and the entity responsible? The mystery was tightly kept during the original release, but the fact that the paperback collection was titled ''[[spoiler:Comicbook/EmperorJoker]]'' ''Comicbook/EmperorJoker'' ruined the big surprise. Of course, the thing is, most fans of the storyline apparently thought it to be the best title for the TPB anyway.



* The real title of ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'' is [[spoiler: ''[[TheHeroDies The Final Days of Superman]]'']].

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* The real title Until the WhamLine of ''ComicBook/SupermanSuperLeague'' is [[spoiler: ''[[TheHeroDies The Final Days of Superman]]'']]."I'm dying" in the first part, DC advertised ''ComicBook/TheFinalDaysOfSuperman'' as ''Superman: Super League''.
12th Mar '17 11:59:48 PM lalalei2001
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* Twenty dollars on the outcome of "[[spoiler:Tooya Dies]]" in ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres''. [[spoiler:Sort of.]]

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* Twenty dollars on the outcome of "[[spoiler:Tooya Dies]]" in ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres''.''Manga/CeresCelestialLegend''. [[spoiler:Sort of.]]
14th Feb '17 7:09:48 PM takeawhirl
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* ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' starring Mark Wahlberg.

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* ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' starring Mark Wahlberg. Creator/MarkWahlberg, telling the story of Operation Red Wings. [[spoiler:There is only a single survivor, three guesses as to whose character it is.]]
14th Feb '17 6:54:54 PM takeawhirl
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* ''Film/LoneSurvivor'' starring Mark Wahlberg.
14th Feb '17 6:48:13 PM takeawhirl
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* The Chinese title for ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' is [[spoiler:"Ghost Mom". The Other Mom is not exactly a ghost, but still]].
* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': Nemo is indeed eventually found. The title doesn't work quite the same for ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' though, as it's more of a [[ArtifactTitle legacy title]] than anything else.



* The Chinese title for ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' is [[spoiler:"Ghost Mom". The Other Mom is not exactly a ghost, but still]].



* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'': Nemo is indeed eventually found. The title doesn't work quite the same for ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' though, as it's more of a [[ArtifactTitle legacy title]] than anything else.



* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. As Creator/RogerEbert noted, there was no way they ''wouldn't'' find Spock. And as Creator/WilliamShatner said, if they had done so, "people would have thrown rocks at the screen.".
* The Swedish title for ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'' gives away where the money is hidden: [[spoiler:''Trasdockan'', meaning "ragdoll"]].
* The French title of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' is [[spoiler:''Les Évadés'', which means "Those Who Escaped" roughly, so not only does it give away the twist that Andy escapes the prison but also that Red flouted his parole]].
* The Italian title of ''Film/TheCrazies'' and its remake is [[spoiler: ''La Città Verrà Distrutta All'Alba'' meaning ''The Town Will Be Destroyed At Dawn''.]]
* ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'''s alleged "twist" is that this primitive world is not the past but a post-apocalyptic future. Now read the title again.

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* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. As Creator/RogerEbert noted, there We already know how long TheHero of ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' will suffer through slavery. The only question (if you're not [[BasedOnATrueStory familiar with history]]) remaining is did he manage to escape or did he die trying. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he escaped. Though he did ultimately die through unknown circumstances.]]
* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Subverted in that Robert Ford wasn't a coward and Jesse James wasn't the heroic figure, nor
was no way they ''wouldn't'' find Spock. And as Creator/WilliamShatner said, if they had done so, "people would have thrown rocks at the screen.".
he "assassinated".
* The Swedish title for ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'' Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/BodyDouble'' gives away where the money is hidden: [[spoiler:''Trasdockan'', meaning "ragdoll"]].
* The French title of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' is [[spoiler:''Les Évadés'', which means "Those Who Escaped" roughly, so not only does it give away the twist
fact that Andy escapes the prison woman the protagonist was peeping on was not the real Gloria, but also that Red flouted his parole]].a porn actress body double.
* The sequel to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is titled ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Seems likely that the [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] will be showing up and therefore [[spoiler: Bucky didn't die]]. Which is only a spoiler if you know that [[spoiler:Bucky is the Winter Soldier..]]. Subverted in that it was done intentionally to distract from the ''real'' twist that [[spoiler:SHIELD had been [[EvilAllAlong infiltrated by HYDRA since the very beginning]]]].
* The Italian title of ''Film/TheCrazies'' and its remake is [[spoiler: ''La Città Verrà Distrutta All'Alba'' meaning ''The Town Will Be Destroyed At Dawn''.]]
]]
* ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'''s alleged "twist" is that this primitive world is not One of the past but segments of ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' is called "The Lonesome Death of [[Creator/StephenKing Jordy]] [[CreatorCameo Verrill]]", just in case you were in danger of getting attached to ol' Jordy.
* Allegedly, one Asian dub of ''Film/TheCryingGame'' had
a post-apocalyptic future. Now read the title again.that meant ''[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Oh No, My Girlfriend Has A Penis!]]''



* Allegedly, one Asian dub of ''Film/TheCryingGame'' had a title that meant ''[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Oh No, My Girlfriend Has A Penis!]]''
* ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''. Guess who dies at the end. Subverted in that [[spoiler: the main protagonist (Jimmy Stewart) wasn't the man who shot Liberty Valance]]. To be fair, they only said 'shot', not 'killed'.
* Played with on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' showing of ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' - Tom Servo riffs over the title "Hey, they're giving away the ending!" [[spoiler: But it didn't conquer the world.]]
** Also played with in another ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie, ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie''. [[spoiler: It dies.]]
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'': Subverted by Lux! But we aren't saying how.
* ''Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled''. Well, yeah. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Penn Jilette. Teller informs him that they screwed up a sequel, to Penn's realization and dismay.
* The UK video release of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' was named ''The Mighty Ducks Are The Champions''. The theatrical release was the less spoiler-heavy ''Champions''.

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* Allegedly, one Asian dub of ''Film/TheCryingGame'' had a Averted with ''Film/DeepRising'', which was originally shopped around Hollywood under the script title that meant ''[[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame Oh No, My Girlfriend Has A Penis!]]''
* ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''. Guess who dies at the end. Subverted in that
[[spoiler: ''Tentacles''. Thanks to the main protagonist (Jimmy Stewart) wasn't change, the man who shot Liberty Valance]]. To be fair, they only said 'shot', not 'killed'.
* Played with on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' showing
"worms" being appendages of ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' - Tom Servo riffs over the title "Hey, they're giving away the ending!" [[spoiler: But it didn't conquer the world.]]
** Also played with in another ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie, ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie''. [[spoiler: It dies.]]
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'': Subverted by Lux! But we aren't saying how.
* ''Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled''. Well, yeah. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Penn Jilette. Teller informs him that they screwed up
a sequel, to Penn's realization and dismay.
* The UK video release of ''Film/TheMightyDucks''
larger creature was named ''The Mighty Ducks Are The Champions''. The theatrical release was the less spoiler-heavy ''Champions''.obscured]].



* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''; Guess what guys? ThoseTwoGuys [[OhAndXDies get killed!]] Mind you, that's only a, what, ''[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Four hundred year]]'' old spoiler? This is taken one step further than is immediately obvious. If you accept the reading that the plot occurs in a [[spoiler:time loop or sort of endless metatextual hell]] that the characters exist in means [[spoiler:they're already dead at the start]] in a certain sense.
* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Subverted in that Robert Ford wasn't a coward and Jesse James wasn't the heroic figure, nor was he "assassinated".
* ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''. [[spoiler:He is "reborn" at the end.]]

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* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''; Guess what guys? ThoseTwoGuys [[OhAndXDies get killed!]] Mind you, that's only a, what, ''[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Four hundred year]]'' old spoiler? This is taken one step further than is immediately obvious. If you accept the reading The ending to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals that [[spoiler: Eddie, who was thought to have died, turns out to still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The title of the plot occurs much-delayed sequel: ''[[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]]''. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.
-->'''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/eddie-and-the-cruisers-ii-eddie-lives-1989-part-3-3376 Agony Booth]]:''' Is it even ''possible''
in a [[spoiler:time loop or sort of endless metatextual hell]] that the characters exist in means [[spoiler:they're already dead at the start]] in a certain sense.
* ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. Subverted in that Robert Ford wasn't a coward and Jesse James wasn't the heroic figure, nor
movies for [[NeverFoundTheBody someone whose body was he "assassinated".
never found]] to ''actually be dead?''
* ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''. [[spoiler:He ''Film/EndOfWatch'' is "reborn" at the end.]]named after a police term for when [[spoiler:a police officer dies on duty]].



* The CompletelyDifferentTitle of the original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' in Portugal kinda qualifies: ''O Homem que Veio do Futuro'', "The Man Who Came From the Future". Sure, the only TimeTravel is [[HumanPopsicle forwards]]... [[spoiler:but it in some way qualifies to him returning to what was EarthAllAlong]].
** Similarly, the Portuguese title of ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', ''A Mulher Que Viveu Duas Vezes'' ("The Woman Who Lived Twice") also counts, depending on how you interpret it.
* The sequel to ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' is titled ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Seems likely that the [[Comicbook/BuckyBarnes Winter Soldier]] will be showing up and therefore [[spoiler: Bucky didn't die]]. Which is only a spoiler if you know that [[spoiler:Bucky is the Winter Soldier..]]. Subverted in that it was done intentionally to distract from the ''real'' twist that [[spoiler:SHIELD had been [[EvilAllAlong infiltrated by HYDRA since the very beginning]]]].
* ''Film/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' plays the trope the same way as in the book, [[spoiler:which is to say it both inverts and subverts it. He dies at the ''beginning'', but gets better. See Literature]].



* ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'': This 1969 film was a reworking of a 1950s unfinished film called ''Mad Men of Mandoras''. They actually recycled all of the footage of that movie and spliced it with newly shot footage that looked oddly modern for a movie that was set in the Eisenhower era of the 1950s. In the original film, the fact that [[spoiler: they saved Hitler's brain]] was supposed to be a surprise revealed near the end when the protagonists discover the bad guys hangout. It is hinted earlier in the film that some suspect that Hitler may still be alive but no one knows exactly how.
* ''Film/EndOfWatch'' is named after a police term for when [[spoiler:a police officer dies on duty]].
* One of the segments of ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' is called "The Lonesome Death of [[Creator/StephenKing Jordy]] [[CreatorCameo Verrill]]", just in case you were in danger of getting attached to ol' Jordy.
* We already know how long TheHero of ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' will suffer through slavery. The only question (if you're not [[BasedOnATrueStory familiar with history]]) remaining is did he manage to escape or did he die trying. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he escaped. Though he did ultimately die through unknown circumstances.]]
* Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/BodyDouble'' gives away the fact that the woman the protagonist was peeping on was not the real Gloria, but a porn actress body double.
* Averted with ''Film/DeepRising'', which was originally shopped around Hollywood under the script title [[spoiler: ''Tentacles''. Thanks to the change, the "worms" being appendages of a larger creature was obscured]].

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* ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'': This 1969 film was a reworking of a 1950s unfinished film called ''Mad Men of Mandoras''. They actually recycled all of ''Film/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'' plays the footage of that movie and spliced it with newly shot footage that looked oddly modern for a movie that was set trope the same way as in the Eisenhower era of the 1950s. In the original film, the fact that [[spoiler: they saved Hitler's brain]] was supposed book, [[spoiler:which is to be a surprise revealed near the end when the protagonists discover the bad guys hangout. It is hinted earlier in the film that some suspect that Hitler may still be alive but no one knows exactly how.
* ''Film/EndOfWatch'' is named after a police term for when [[spoiler:a police officer
say it both inverts and subverts it. He dies on duty]].
* One of
at the segments of ''Film/{{Creepshow}}'' ''beginning'', but gets better. See Literature]].
* ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn''. [[spoiler:He
is called "The Lonesome Death of [[Creator/StephenKing Jordy]] [[CreatorCameo Verrill]]", just in case you were in danger of getting attached to ol' Jordy.
* We already know how long TheHero of ''Film/TwelveYearsASlave'' will suffer through slavery. The only question (if you're not [[BasedOnATrueStory familiar with history]]) remaining is did he manage to escape or did he die trying. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he escaped. Though he did ultimately die through unknown circumstances.
"reborn" at the end.]]
* Creator/BrianDePalma's ''Film/BodyDouble'' gives away ''Film/TheManWhoShotLibertyValance''. Guess who dies at the fact end. Subverted in that [[spoiler: the woman the main protagonist was peeping on was (Jimmy Stewart) wasn't the man who shot Liberty Valance]]. To be fair, they only said 'shot', not the real Gloria, but a porn actress body double.
* Averted with ''Film/DeepRising'', which was originally shopped around Hollywood under the script title [[spoiler: ''Tentacles''. Thanks to the change, the "worms" being appendages of a larger creature was obscured]].
'killed'.



* The ending to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals that [[spoiler: Eddie, who was thought to have died, turns out to still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The title of the much-delayed sequel: ''[[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]]''. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.
-->'''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/eddie-and-the-cruisers-ii-eddie-lives-1989-part-3-3376 Agony Booth]]:''' Is it even ''possible'' in movies for [[NeverFoundTheBody someone whose body was never found]] to ''actually be dead?''

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* The ending UK video release of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' was named ''The Mighty Ducks Are The Champions''. The theatrical release was the less spoiler-heavy ''Champions''.
* Played with on the ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' showing of ''Film/ItConqueredTheWorld'' - Tom Servo riffs over the title "Hey, they're giving away the ending!" [[spoiler: But it didn't conquer the world.]]
** Also played with in another ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' movie, ''Film/TheThingThatCouldntDie''. [[spoiler: It dies.]]
* The Swedish title for ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'' gives away where the money is hidden: [[spoiler:''Trasdockan'', meaning "ragdoll"]].
* ''Film/PennAndTellerGetKilled''. Well, yeah. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Penn Jilette. Teller informs him that they screwed up a sequel,
to ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' reveals Penn's realization and dismay.
* The CompletelyDifferentTitle of the original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' in Portugal kinda qualifies: ''O Homem que Veio do Futuro'', "The Man Who Came From the Future". Sure, the only TimeTravel is [[HumanPopsicle forwards]]... [[spoiler:but it in some way qualifies to him returning to what was EarthAllAlong]].
** Similarly, the Portuguese title of ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', ''A Mulher Que Viveu Duas Vezes'' ("The Woman Who Lived Twice") also counts, depending on how you interpret it.
* ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''; Guess what guys? ThoseTwoGuys [[OhAndXDies get killed!]] Mind you, that's only a, what, ''[[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Four hundred year]]'' old spoiler? This is taken one step further than is immediately obvious. If you accept the reading that the plot occurs in a [[spoiler:time loop or sort of endless metatextual hell]] that the characters exist in means [[spoiler:they're already dead at the start]] in a certain sense.
* The French title of ''Film/TheShawshankRedemption'' is [[spoiler:''Les Évadés'', which means "Those Who Escaped" roughly, so not only does it give away the twist that Andy escapes the prison but also that Red flouted his parole]].
* ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock''. As Creator/RogerEbert noted, there was no way they ''wouldn't'' find Spock. And as Creator/WilliamShatner said, if they had done so, "people would have thrown rocks at the screen.".
* ''Film/TheySavedHitlersBrain'': This 1969 film was a reworking of a 1950s unfinished film called ''Mad Men of Mandoras''. They actually recycled all of the footage of that movie and spliced it with newly shot footage that looked oddly modern for a movie that was set in the Eisenhower era of the 1950s. In the original film, the fact
that [[spoiler: Eddie, who they saved Hitler's brain]] was thought supposed to have died, turns out to be a surprise revealed near the end when the protagonists discover the bad guys hangout. It is hinted earlier in the film that some suspect that Hitler may still be alive; HesJustHiding]]. The alive but no one knows exactly how.
* ''Film/YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'''s alleged "twist" is that this primitive world is not the past but a post-apocalyptic future. Now read the
title of the much-delayed sequel: ''[[spoiler: Eddie Lives!]]''. Though it's hard to see how there could be a sequel otherwise.
-->'''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/eddie-and-the-cruisers-ii-eddie-lives-1989-part-3-3376 Agony Booth]]:''' Is it even ''possible'' in movies for [[NeverFoundTheBody someone whose body was never found]] to ''actually be dead?''
again.
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides'': Subverted by Lux! But we aren't saying how.
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