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18th Jun '18 1:12:42 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Averted with ''Film/TheLastJedi'', which is set to begin immediately after the final scene in ''The Force Awakens''.

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** Averted with ''Film/TheLastJedi'', which is set to begin immediately [[ImmediateSequel begins immediately]] after the final scene in ''The Force Awakens''.
12th Jun '18 7:05:33 PM foxley
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* ''Film/MysteryOfTheWaxMuseum'' jumps from 1921 London to 1933 New York.
12th Jun '18 2:36:02 AM Mareon
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* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUsPartII'' opens several years after ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', with the once teenage Ellie now a young adult.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUsPartII'' opens several years after ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs'', with the once teenage Ellie now a young adult.adult (14 years old at the beginning of the first game, 19 or 20 at the start of the sequel).
30th May '18 10:47:09 PM PaulA
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* The film ''Film/{{Hook}}'' featured a grown-up version of the perpetual child PeterPan.

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* The film ''Film/{{Hook}}'' featured a grown-up version of the perpetual child PeterPan.Literature/PeterPan.
27th May '18 2:45:47 PM Kadorhal
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* There's a year or two's worth of TimeSkip between the two seasons of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. However, a couple of important things have clearly happened during that time period, and there's an {{Interquel}} manga series.

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* There's a year or two's worth of TimeSkip time between the two seasons of ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. However, a couple of important things have clearly happened during that time period, and there's an {{Interquel}} manga series.



* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' undergoes a ten-year[[note]]4 if you count the 6 from the DistantFinale[[/note]] timeskip between the second and third series. It undergoes another six year TimeSkip for the fourth series. The initial announcement that Nanoha is now 25 years old was met with various FanArt and FanWebComics of Nanoha lamenting that she's now [[ChristmasCake an old woman]].

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' undergoes a ten-year[[note]]4 if you count the 6 from the DistantFinale[[/note]] timeskip between the second and third series. It undergoes another six year TimeSkip timeskip for the fourth series. The initial announcement that Nanoha is now 25 years old was met with various FanArt and FanWebComics of Nanoha lamenting that she's now [[ChristmasCake an old woman]].



* ''Anime/SonicX'' had a six-month TimeSkip halfway through the first season.

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* ''Anime/SonicX'' had a six-month TimeSkip time skip halfway through the first season.



* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has a six month TimeSkip after the end of the Dark Signer Arc.

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has a six month TimeSkip timeskip after the end of the Dark Signer Arc.



* The fourth volume of the [=Pre-Crisis=] ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' began with the words "Five Years Later", leading into a controversial DarkerAndEdgier revamp of the series. The AnimatedAdaptation also has a TimeSkip between seasons, or rather, ''two'' {{Time Skip}}s in one: the second season takes place a couple of years after the first, and when the new BigBad arises, Superman is brought back from the 21st century... but where season one Supes had been pulled from his Smallville days, season two Supes has been pulled from his Justice League days. Where everyone else has aged two years, Superman has aged about ten and goes from being the least experienced member of the team to an OlderAndWiser adult hero.

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* The fourth volume of the [=Pre-Crisis=] ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes'' began with the words "Five Years Later", leading into a controversial DarkerAndEdgier revamp of the series. The AnimatedAdaptation also has a TimeSkip timeskip between seasons, or rather, ''two'' {{Time Skip}}s timeskips in one: the second season takes place a couple of years after the first, and when the new BigBad arises, Superman is brought back from the 21st century... but where season one Supes had been pulled from his Smallville days, season two Supes has been pulled from his Justice League days. Where everyone else has aged two years, Superman has aged about ten and goes from being the least experienced member of the team to an OlderAndWiser adult hero.



* There is a TimeSkip of five years between ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', featuring new designs for the grown up protagonists.

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* There is a TimeSkip timeskip of five years between ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', featuring new designs for the grown up protagonists.



** There is a three-year TimeSkip between the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] and ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', then a larger skip to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. ''Khan'' directly follows into the next two films, but then there are further time skips over the other films.

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** There is a three-year TimeSkip timeskip between the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries original series]] and ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', then a larger skip to ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. ''Khan'' directly follows into the next two films, but then there are further time skips over the other films.



* Ian Douglass' ''Heritage'', ''Legacy'' and ''Inheritance'' trilogies have time skips between them of century scale - the first takes place in the mid-21st century, the second in the 24th century, and the third begins at the end of the third millennium. As well, the second and third books of the Inheritance Trilogy have a TimeSkip of ~1000 years between them, with the third starting with the reawakening of Marines kept in stasis for centuries - but none of them are characters from the previous two books.

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* Ian Douglass' ''Heritage'', ''Legacy'' and ''Inheritance'' trilogies have time skips between them of century scale - the first takes place in the mid-21st century, the second in the 24th century, and the third begins at the end of the third millennium. As well, the second and third books of the Inheritance Trilogy have a TimeSkip timeskip of ~1000 years between them, with the third starting with the reawakening of Marines kept in stasis for centuries - but none of them are characters from the previous two books.



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' books generally have about a year between them, giving plenty of time for recuperation, healing, and [[NoodleIncident Noodle Incidents]] to happen. In ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Ghost Story]]'', Harry unwittingly experiences a TimeSkip of over a year in the course of a single conversation, apparently because it's easy to lose time when [[spoiler: you've just been shot and killed]].

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' books generally have about a year between them, giving plenty of time for recuperation, healing, and [[NoodleIncident Noodle Incidents]] to happen. In ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Ghost Story]]'', Harry unwittingly experiences a TimeSkip timeskip of over a year in the course of a single conversation, apparently because it's easy to lose time when [[spoiler: you've just been shot and killed]].



* Used very pointedly in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride.'' Because Creator/WilliamGoldman claims to be 'abridging' the original novel, he often cuts out chunks of what he claims are very boring pieces of narrative. The TimeSkip comes when Buttercup, having agreed to marry Prince Humperdinck, must go through a few years of royalty schooling in order to become a princess. Goldman says this is terribly dull and so he boils it down to simply this: "What with one thing and another, three years passed."

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* Used very pointedly in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride.'' Because Creator/WilliamGoldman claims to be 'abridging' the original novel, he often cuts out chunks of what he claims are very boring pieces of narrative. The TimeSkip timeskip comes when Buttercup, having agreed to marry Prince Humperdinck, must go through a few years of royalty schooling in order to become a princess. Goldman says this is terribly dull and so he boils it down to simply this: "What with one thing and another, three years passed."



* ''Series/TwentyFour'': There is a TimeSkip of anywhere between one and four years between each season.

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'': There is a TimeSkip timeskip of anywhere between one and four years between each season.



* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' had a five-year TimeSkip between seasons 3 and 4 (4 being the first UnCanceled season). The narrative [[PlayingWithATrope Plays With This]] a bit by jumping around to various points during the five-year gap to show [[HowWeGotHere how things ultimately came to a head in the present]].
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'': If this show is really happening, and [[MindScrew not all in the main character's head]], there's been a TimeSkip of eight years since ''Series/{{Life On Mars 2006}}''. In the 'present', ''Ashes to Ashes'' starts about one year afterwards.

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' had a five-year TimeSkip timeskip between seasons 3 and 4 (4 being the first UnCanceled season). The narrative [[PlayingWithATrope Plays With This]] plays with this]] a bit by jumping around to various points during the five-year gap to show [[HowWeGotHere how things ultimately came to a head in the present]].
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'': If this show is really happening, and [[MindScrew not all in the main character's head]], there's been a TimeSkip timeskip of eight years since ''Series/{{Life On Mars 2006}}''.Mars|2006}}''. In the 'present', ''Ashes to Ashes'' starts about one year afterwards.



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has a two-year skip at the conclusion of the first act, a little under halfway through the game. It's shortly after this period where the player can begin to recruit [[spoiler:your units' time-travelling children]]. Also, strictly speaking ''Awakening'' is a thousand-year TimeSkip of the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' series: the lead of Awakening is the descendant of the lead of Akaneia.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has a two-year skip at the conclusion of the first act, a little under halfway through the game. It's shortly after this period where the player can begin to recruit [[spoiler:your units' time-travelling children]]. Also, strictly speaking ''Awakening'' is a thousand-year TimeSkip timeskip of the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'' series: the lead of Awakening is the descendant of the lead of Akaneia.



* The first batch of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games took place in 1998, including ''Code: Veronica''. ''RE 4'' then jumped to 2004, the autumn before its release; while ''RE 5'' is set four years afterward. Part of the time between ''Code: Veronica'' and ''RE 4'' are accounted for in ''Umbrella Chronicles'' and ''Darkside Chronicles'', which feature scenarios retelling the events of the earlier games, as well as new scenarios set before ''RE 4''. There's also a TimeSkip of two days in the middle of ''Resident Evil 3'', while Jill is incapacitated. It's during those two days that ''Resident Evil 2'' takes place, making ''3'' both a prequel and sequel to the previous game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}''. The second game took place around seventeen years after the first, with the player in stasis for that entire time. The third game's AlternateContinuity actually starts off at about the same point in time, with the caveat that events ''during'' the TimeSkip have [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone somewhat differently]], culminating in [[spoiler:the release of an EldritchAbomination which is now devouring the universe.]]

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* The first batch of ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' games took place in 1998, including ''Code: Veronica''. ''RE 4'' ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica]]''. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' then jumped to 2004, the autumn before its release; while ''RE 5'' ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 RE5]]'' is set four years afterward. Part of the time between ''Code: Veronica'' and ''RE 4'' ''[=RE4=]'' are accounted for in ''Umbrella Chronicles'' ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles Umbrella Chronicles]]'' and ''Darkside Chronicles'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles Darkside Chronicles]]'', which feature scenarios retelling the events of the earlier games, as well as new scenarios set before ''RE 4''. ''[=RE4=]''. There's also a TimeSkip time-skip of two days in the middle of ''Resident Evil 3'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', while Jill is incapacitated. It's during those two days that ''Resident Evil 2'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' takes place, making ''3'' [[{{Interquel}} both a prequel and sequel sequel]] to the previous game.
* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}''. The second game took place around seventeen years after the first, with the player in stasis for that entire time. The third game's AlternateContinuity actually starts off at about the same point in time, with the caveat that events ''during'' the TimeSkip timeskip have [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone somewhat differently]], culminating in [[spoiler:the release of an EldritchAbomination which is now devouring the universe.]]



* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'' uses a six-month TimeSkip about halfway through the game. This allows it to feature a lot of series (''Anime/TekkamanBlade'', ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'', for starters) as well as their sequels and {{OVA}}s in the same game. Never mind that between the original anime, the delays between parts were wildly different; three months for ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', a year for ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''three'' years for ''Prince of Darkness'' and '''ten''' for ''Anime/TekkamanBlade II''. The game dealt with the character design changes differently. The ''Nadesico'' cast changed [[spoiler:and they even did a ''[[DoingItForTheArt redesign]]'' for Gai Daigoji so he could match the rest, but not for [[DemotedToExtra Tsukumo]]]] (with Ruri suffering from extreme puberty, [[LampshadeHanging which was pointed out]]), while the Tekkaman crew stayed the same, except for a short period where D-boy uses his appearance from ''Blade II'' as a disguise. In ''Anime/TekkamanBlade's'' case, they don't even wait until the ending. They go about three-quarters of the way, then skip to ''Blade II'', then more or less go from the sequel's HereWeGoAgain ending to finish off ''Blade's'' storyline, with a ''lot'' of backup (even ''not'' counting the heroes from the other anime). And the last few episodes of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' are also combined with the beginning of ''The Second Raid''. It's a bit weird, but works.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsW'' uses a six-month TimeSkip time skip about halfway through the game. This allows it to feature a lot of series (''Anime/TekkamanBlade'', ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'', for starters) as well as their sequels and {{OVA}}s in the same game. Never mind that between the original anime, the delays between parts were wildly different; three months for ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', a year for ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'', ''three'' years for ''Prince of Darkness'' and '''ten''' for ''Anime/TekkamanBlade II''. The game dealt with the character design changes differently. The ''Nadesico'' cast changed [[spoiler:and they even did a ''[[DoingItForTheArt redesign]]'' for Gai Daigoji so he could match the rest, but not for [[DemotedToExtra Tsukumo]]]] (with Ruri suffering from extreme puberty, [[LampshadeHanging which was pointed out]]), while the Tekkaman crew stayed the same, except for a short period where D-boy uses his appearance from ''Blade II'' as a disguise. In ''Anime/TekkamanBlade's'' case, they don't even wait until the ending. They go about three-quarters of the way, then skip to ''Blade II'', then more or less go from the sequel's HereWeGoAgain ending to finish off ''Blade's'' storyline, with a ''lot'' of backup (even ''not'' counting the heroes from the other anime). And the last few episodes of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' are also combined with the beginning of ''The Second Raid''. It's a bit weird, but works.



* ''VideoGame/RecordOfAgarestWar'' spans five generations, so TimeSkip is a must. If anything, you get to see both Ellis and Alberti grow up during these times.

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* ''VideoGame/RecordOfAgarestWar'' spans five generations, so TimeSkip is time-skips are a must. If anything, you get to see both Ellis and Alberti grow up during these times.



* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' had a TimeSkip come out of the blue when [[spoiler:we follow Roy, dead and in Heaven, in his reunification with his late parents. We actually see what transpires for him, but he finds out the hard way that he's been dead for three and a half months -- he failed to notice the passage of time because in the afterlife the sun never sets, the weather never changes, and he never gets hungry or thirsty or tired. We then cut back to the other characters and catch up on their (rather grim) situation.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' had a TimeSkip time skip come out of the blue when [[spoiler:we follow Roy, dead and in Heaven, in his reunification with his late parents. We actually see what transpires for him, but he finds out the hard way that he's been dead for three and a half months -- he failed to notice the passage of time because in the afterlife the sun never sets, the weather never changes, and he never gets hungry or thirsty or tired. We then cut back to the other characters and catch up on their (rather grim) situation.]]



* ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar'' features a two-month TimeSkip between the first and second [[StoryArc Story Arcs]]. In the first arc, the characters are en route to the city of Varna and encounter adventure during a layover, while in the beginning of the second arc they are implied to have not only reached their destination, but to have been there for some time. In the meantime, several characters have vanished and several new ones have appeared, owing to the comic's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.

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* ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar'' features a two-month TimeSkip time skip between the first and second [[StoryArc Story Arcs]].{{Story Arc}}s. In the first arc, the characters are en route to the city of Varna and encounter adventure during a layover, while in the beginning of the second arc they are implied to have not only reached their destination, but to have been there for some time. In the meantime, several characters have vanished and several new ones have appeared, owing to the comic's LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters.



** During Act 4, there is a four-month TimeSkip into a BadFuture where [[spoiler:John has died fighting his Denizen [[SequenceBreaking way too early]], and Jade could not enter the Medium and died too]]. It [[TimeTravel gets]] [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong reverted]] though.

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** During Act 4, there is a four-month TimeSkip time skip into a BadFuture where [[spoiler:John has died fighting his Denizen [[SequenceBreaking way too early]], and Jade could not enter the Medium and died too]]. It [[TimeTravel gets]] [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong reverted]] though.



* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' combined a TimeSkip with YearInsideHourOutside. During the third season, Enzo and [=AndrAIa=] found themselves [[TrappedInAnotherWorld trapped in the Game]] after losing it, moving from [[AdventureTowns system to system]]. After their initial loss, the series time-skipped to Enzo and [=AndrAIa=] as adults, with significant, but much less time having passed back on Mainframe.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' combined a TimeSkip time skip with YearInsideHourOutside. During the third season, Enzo and [=AndrAIa=] found themselves [[TrappedInAnotherWorld trapped in the Game]] after losing it, moving from [[AdventureTowns system to system]]. After their initial loss, the series time-skipped to Enzo and [=AndrAIa=] as adults, with significant, significant but much less time having passed back on Mainframe.
22nd May '18 9:26:37 AM Ithilgore
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* VideoGame/TheWalkingDead 16 months pass between the beginning of season 2 episode 1 and the end of it! Clementine is now 11 compared to being 9 at the start of the episode.

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* VideoGame/TheWalkingDead 16 months pass between the beginning of season 2 episode 1 and the end of it! Clementine is now 11 compared to being 9 at the start of the episode. Season 3 (A New Frontier) features an even longer time skip of several years (and caught up to the timeline of the comics), with Clementine now aged 13 or 14. WordOfGod says the fourth and final season will also feature a several-year time skip.
16th May '18 9:28:20 AM SteveMB
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' had a TimeSkip come out of the blue when [[spoiler:we follow Roy, dead and in Heaven, in his reunification with his late parents. We actually see what transpires for him, but he finds out the hard way that his perception of time was sped up in the afterlife, and that three whole months had passed, during which time things had gone to hell for his still-living friends. We then cut back to the other characters.]]

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' had a TimeSkip come out of the blue when [[spoiler:we follow Roy, dead and in Heaven, in his reunification with his late parents. We actually see what transpires for him, but he finds out the hard way that his perception he's been dead for three and a half months -- he failed to notice the passage of time was sped up because in the afterlife, afterlife the sun never sets, the weather never changes, and that three whole months had passed, during which time things had gone to hell for his still-living friends. he never gets hungry or thirsty or tired. We then cut back to the other characters.characters and catch up on their (rather grim) situation.]]
16th May '18 5:16:31 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/Rage2'' opens in 2185, 50 years after the end of ''VideoGame/{{Rage}}'', which was set in 2135.
14th May '18 5:28:22 PM DiamondJim
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* ''Series/WonderWoman'': Season 1 is set in World War II. Season 2 jumps forward to the 1970s complete with the explanation that Wonder Woman was saving Steve Trevor Sr. in the first season and resumed her job duties with his son, Steve Trevor Jr., from there on. Both father and son were dead ringers for Lyle Waggoner, of course. Wonder Woman is immortal so she just went back home to Paradise Island for a few decades.
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'', when K.O. comes back from a three month Time Skip between seasons one and two to find a bunch of silly, nonsensical changes like Enid becoming a mime, Rad turning orange, background characters getting random redesigns, etc.. Hes not impressed. Even funnier, the few actually plot relevant changes like [[spoiler:Darrell taking over Boxmore or Mr. Gar dating K.O.s mom]] are shunted off to the background while [[SkewedPriorities the team obsesses over irrelevant things]] that [[StatusQuoIsGod get undone by the end of the episode]].
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