History VideoGame / ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask

10th Jan '17 10:52:52 PM hyruleHistorian
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** A very subtle example comes from the [[spoiler: title screen. The background to the menus is none other than the Nautilus Chamber, revealed at the end of the game to be Descole's and, later, Bronev's true goal.]] But if you're playing it through for the first time, it's just a pretty pattern...
18th Oct '16 4:47:46 PM Gosicrystal
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* HundredPercentCompletion: You get ABSOLUTELY nothing for collecting all 40 treasures in the Collection.
** [[BraggingRightsReward Nor do you get anything by collecting all flags on every course in the horseback race minigame.]]

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* HundredPercentCompletion: You get ABSOLUTELY '''''absolutely''''' nothing for collecting all 40 treasures in the Collection.
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Collection. [[BraggingRightsReward Nor do you get anything by collecting all flags on every course in the horseback race minigame.]]



* ArcWelding: [[spoiler: It is revealed in this game that both the [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Golden Garden]] and [[Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva Ambrosia]], as well as the ruins of Akbadain from Miracle Mask itself, are legacies from the ancient civilization of Azran, which is going to feature heavily in the sixth game.]]
** It also hints that the [[spoiler:Hint Coins]], present from day one, may also be related to the Azran. Layton and Randall make a note of it when they find one in some ruins, and one of the collectibles is [[spoiler:an "Enigma Coin"; similar to a Hint Coin only silver and with an R instead of an L on it]]. Again, the characters comment on it; and it's the only collectible they do that for.

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* ArcWelding: [[spoiler: It is revealed in this game that both the [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Golden Garden]] and [[Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva Ambrosia]], as well as the ruins of Akbadain from Miracle Mask itself, are legacies from the ancient civilization of Azran, which is going to feature heavily in the sixth game.]]
**
]] It also hints that the [[spoiler:Hint Coins]], present from day one, may also be related to the Azran. Layton and Randall make a note of it when they find one in some ruins, and one of the collectibles is [[spoiler:an "Enigma Coin"; similar to a Hint Coin only silver and with an R instead of an L on it]]. Again, the characters comment on it; and it's the only collectible they do that for.



* ArtEvolution: Outside of cutscenes, characters are actually modeled in [[CelShading cel-shaded]] 3D. Understandable, considering [[Nintendo3DS the platform]].
** If you wish to see their 2D models, the Profiles have the option for both 2D and 3D art.

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* ArtEvolution: Outside of cutscenes, characters are actually modeled in [[CelShading cel-shaded]] 3D. Understandable, considering [[Nintendo3DS the platform]].
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platform]]. If you wish to see their 2D models, the Profiles have the option for both 2D and 3D art.



* CallForward: Randall spent a great deal of time 18 years ago trying to get Layton as excited about puzzles and archaeology as he was. Not to mention the fact that the professor would chronologically go on to use many of Randall's lines as "Puzzle Solved" voice clips.

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* CallForward: CallForward:
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Randall spent a great deal of time 18 years ago trying to get Layton as excited about puzzles and archaeology as he was. Not to mention the fact that the professor would chronologically go on to use many of Randall's lines as "Puzzle Solved" voice clips.



* CoolMask: The Mask of Chaos allows the wearer to ''turn people to stone and control gravity.'' [[spoiler: Of course, the "miracles" all turn out to be tricks, but the design of the mask is still cool.]]
** It's also [[spoiler:actually ''two'' masks]].

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* CoolMask: The Mask of Chaos allows the wearer to ''turn people to stone and control gravity.'' [[spoiler: Of gravity''. [[spoiler:Of course, the "miracles" all turn out to be tricks, but the design of the mask is still cool.]]
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cool. It's also [[spoiler:actually actually ''two'' masks]].masks.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Randall Ascot.]]
** [[spoiler:Which then becomes a HeelFaceTurn.]]

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* %%* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Randall Ascot.]]
** [[spoiler:Which then becomes a HeelFaceTurn.
]]



* FunnyAfro: Layton in the flashbacks. [[spoiler:Randall in the present, though he cuts it after his HeroicBSOD.]]

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* FunnyAfro: FunnyAfro:
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Layton sports a brown one in the flashbacks. [[spoiler:Randall in the present, flashbacks.
** The Masked Gentleman has one --
though he cuts it after his HeroicBSOD.]]



* GratuitousEnglish: "Mask of Miracle"? Thankfully fixed with the official English title, ''Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask''.
-->"The city of miracle... Look how busy even at night. The city sure is sleepless."

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* GratuitousEnglish: GratuitousEnglish:
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"Mask of Miracle"? Thankfully fixed with the official English title, ''Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask''.
-->"The --->"The city of miracle... Look how busy even at night. The city sure is sleepless."



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After being told the truth about his relatives and friends, Randall becomes utterly shocked and wishes to fall down the abyss just like he did a long time ago...but Henry won't have any of it.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After HeroicBSOD:
** After
being told the truth about his relatives and friends, Randall [[spoiler:Randall becomes utterly shocked and wishes to fall down the abyss just like he did a long time ago...ago... but Henry won't have any of it.]]it]].



* HiddenAgendaVillain: [[spoiler:Inspector Bloom.]]

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* %%* HiddenAgendaVillain: [[spoiler:Inspector Bloom.]]



* IronicEcho: "I've half a mind to tell the master!"

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* %%* IronicEcho: "I've half a mind to tell the master!"



* LongSongShortScene: [[spoiler:Descole's Theme, yet again. The game makes up for it by using the far better live version, though.]]
** And let's not forget [[spoiler:Layton's Theme, which is only played in one cutscenes, meaning that you can't let it carry on for an unlimited time like in the dialogue, despite it being the ''theme song of the series'' (well, technically)]]. Thankfully, both of these songs can be accessed through the Extras section.

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* LongSongShortScene: These songs don't play for long enough in cutscenes, but thankfully both of these songs can be accessed through the Extras section:
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[[spoiler:Descole's Theme, yet again. again.]] The game makes up for it by using the far better live version, though.]]
though.
** And let's not forget [[spoiler:Layton's Layton's Theme, which is only played in one cutscenes, meaning that you can't let it carry on for an unlimited time like in the dialogue, despite it being the ''theme song of the series'' (well, technically)]]. Thankfully, both of these songs can be accessed through the Extras section.technically).



* SequelHook: [[spoiler:The extra cutscene at the end of the credits heavily hints at the third game of the series revolving around the ancient Azran civilization.]]

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* SequelHook: [[spoiler:The SequelHook:
** The
extra cutscene at the end of the credits heavily hints at the third sixth game of the series revolving around the ancient Azran civilization.]]



* SoftWater: [[spoiler: How Randall survived his fall eighteen years ago.]]

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* SoftWater: [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How Randall survived his fall eighteen years ago.]]



* TakenForGranite: The festival shows a lot of people turning to stone. [[spoiler:It proves to be fake. There was a carriage carrying stone statues hidden in the giant clown balloon.]]

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* TakenForGranite: The festival shows a lot of people turning to stone. [[spoiler:It Obviously, it proves to be fake. There was The trick is that [[spoiler:there is a carriage carrying stone statues hidden in the giant clown balloon.]]



* TempleOfDoom: The Akbadain ruins.
* TooDumbToLive: Randall, who decided it'd be a great idea to go on a dungeon crawl through unexplored ruins accompanied only by his best friend and with only two other people knowing where they were going or what they were up to. Even after discovering that the ruins' defenses were all still perfectly operational, he kept on going, [[spoiler: which led to him falling victim to the ruins' last trap.]]
** [[spoiler:And of course, he could have gone through all of that and turned out okay, too... if he'd just listened to Hershel and dropped that stupid mask so that he could give him his other hand, which he refused to do, for some unfathomable reason.]]
* TheUnreveal: After the credits, [[spoiler: Descole is unmasked by Bronev, but Descole's servant throws a [[SmokeOut smoke bomb]] and saves him before Bronev (and the player) can see his face.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler: Henry to Randall]]

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* TempleOfDoom: The Akbadain ruins.
ruins. They're filled with murderous mummies.
* TooDumbToLive: Randall, who decided it'd be a great idea to go on a dungeon crawl through unexplored ruins accompanied only by his best friend and with only two other people knowing where they were going or what they were up to. Even after discovering that the ruins' defenses were all still perfectly operational, he kept on going, [[spoiler: which led to him him... you guessed it: falling victim to the ruins' last trap.]]
** [[spoiler:And
trap. And of course, he could have gone through all of that and turned out okay, too... if he'd just listened to Hershel and dropped that [[spoiler:that stupid mask mask]] so that he could give him his other hand, which he refused to do, for some unfathomable reason.]]
reason.
* TheUnreveal: After the credits, [[spoiler: Descole [[spoiler:Descole is unmasked by Bronev, but Descole's servant throws a [[SmokeOut smoke bomb]] and saves him before Bronev (and the player) can see his face.]]
face]].
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler: Henry [[spoiler:Henry to Randall]]Randall.]]



* YouALLLookFamiliar: The entire police force looks exactly the same. Bloom [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]]. Oddly enough, the force doesn't look the same in the cutscenes.
** Some of the background [=NPCs=] (aka the ones you can't interact with) are cops that look distinctly different.

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* YouALLLookFamiliar: The entire police force looks exactly the same. Bloom [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]]. Oddly enough, the force doesn't look the same in the cutscenes.
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cutscenes. Some of the background [=NPCs=] (aka the ones you can't interact with) are cops that look distinctly different.
9th Jan '16 3:37:07 PM Bakazuki
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* CallBack: To when Luke and Layton get chased by a FerrisWheelOfDoom in ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage Curious Village]]'':
-->'''Luke:''' A Ferris Wheel rolling after people? That's just silly...
** In the stinger [[spoiler: Bronev mentions the [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Misthallery Garden of Peace]] and [[Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva The lost Kingdom of Ambrosia]] ]]

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* CallBack: To when Luke and Layton get chased by a FerrisWheelOfDoom in ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage Curious Village]]'':
-->'''Luke:''' A Ferris Wheel rolling after people? That's just silly...
**
In the stinger [[spoiler: Bronev mentions the [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Misthallery Garden of Peace]] and [[Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva The lost Kingdom of Ambrosia]] ]]
13th Oct '15 1:16:19 AM foxley
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* CircusEpisode: The game takes place in the town of Monte d'Or, which is loved for its circus and amusement park. The game begins with a circus parade including jugglers, stilt-walkers, and a giant clown balloon. There are many {{Non Ironic Clown}}s to talk to, and one minigame involves training a rabbit to perform circus tricks.
20th Sep '15 1:59:47 PM Berrenta
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* BiggerBad: Even though [[spoiler:Jean Descole]] was behind the events in Monte d'Or, he's upstaged by [[spoiler:Bronev, leader of the shadowy Targent organization]] in the SequelHook.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: Even though [[spoiler:Jean Descole]] was behind the events in Monte d'Or, he's upstaged by [[spoiler:Bronev, leader of the shadowy Targent organization]] in the SequelHook.
25th Aug '15 2:59:14 PM yeolna
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* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler:Of Descole disguising himself as Angela. The first time Layton notices something 'off' about Angela is when him and the others visit the Ledores the day after first meeting Angela to go into Henry's study. When you check the couch pillow, what's the collection item there that you couldn't get the night before? The ''Captured Queen''.]]
31st May '15 2:47:04 PM rjung
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Let's see: A carnival town, in the middle of the desert, with all sorts of attractions including an avenue of casinos with blinding neon lights. Monte d'Or is a British Laytonverse version of [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]].

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Let's see: A carnival town, in the middle of the desert, with all sorts of attractions including an avenue of casinos with blinding neon lights. Monte d'Or is a British Laytonverse version of [[VivaLasVegas Las Vegas]].UsefulNotes/LasVegas.
4th Feb '15 11:48:27 AM TheUnsquished
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* ArcWelding: [[spoiler: It is revealed in this game that both the [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Golden Garden]] and [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva Ambrosia]], as well as the ruins of Akbadain from Miracle Mask itself, are legacies from the ancient civilization of Azran, which is going to feature heavily in the sixth game.]]

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* ArcWelding: [[spoiler: It is revealed in this game that both the [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Golden Garden]] and [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva [[Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva Ambrosia]], as well as the ruins of Akbadain from Miracle Mask itself, are legacies from the ancient civilization of Azran, which is going to feature heavily in the sixth game.]]



** In the stinger [[spoiler: Bronev mentions the [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Misthallery Garden of Peace]] and [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva The lost Kingdom of Ambrosia]] ]]

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** In the stinger [[spoiler: Bronev mentions the [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Misthallery Garden of Peace]] and [[ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva [[Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva The lost Kingdom of Ambrosia]] ]]
19th Nov '14 9:00:10 PM Angeldeb82
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** It also hints that the [[spoiler:Hint Coins]], present from day one, may also be related to the Azran. Layton and Randall make a note of it when they find one in some ruins, and one of the collectibles is [[spoiler:an "Enigma Coin"; similar to a Hint Coin only silver and with an R instead of an L on it.]] Again, the characters comment on it; and it's the only collectible they do that for.

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** It also hints that the [[spoiler:Hint Coins]], present from day one, may also be related to the Azran. Layton and Randall make a note of it when they find one in some ruins, and one of the collectibles is [[spoiler:an "Enigma Coin"; similar to a Hint Coin only silver and with an R instead of an L on it.]] it]]. Again, the characters comment on it; and it's the only collectible they do that for.



* CallForward: Randall spent a great deal of time 18 years ago trying to get Layton as excited about puzzles and archeology as he was. Not to mention the fact that the professor would chronologically go on to use many of Randall's lines as "Puzzle Solved" voice clips.

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* CallForward: Randall spent a great deal of time 18 years ago trying to get Layton as excited about puzzles and archeology archaeology as he was. Not to mention the fact that the professor would chronologically go on to use many of Randall's lines as "Puzzle Solved" voice clips.



** TheSixthRanger: Layton just because he had moved in when he was 15. After his arrival, he fit in as TheLancer while Henry served as the SmartGuy.

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** TheSixthRanger: SixthRanger: Layton just because he had moved in when he was 15. After his arrival, he fit in as TheLancer while Henry served as the SmartGuy.TheSmartGuy.



** It's also [[spoiler:actually ''two'' masks.]]

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** It's also [[spoiler:actually ''two'' masks.]]masks]].



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Angela Ledore behind the scenes sometime after meeting Layton for the first time in years (the time would be before "Angela" simply shrugged losing her pendant, which is a pretty important MacGuffin). Ultimately, she disguises herself to aid Layton without raising suspicion.]]



* DistressedDamsel: [[spoiler:Angela Ledore behind the scenes sometime after meeting Layton for the first time in years (the time would be before "Angela" simply shrugged losing her pendant, which is a pretty important {{McGuffin}}). Ultimately, she disguises herself to aid Layton without raising suspicion.]]



* FanGirl: The NPC Madelaine is this for the Masked Gentleman.

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* FanGirl: {{Fangirl}}: The NPC Madelaine is this for the Masked Gentleman.



** And let's not forget [[spoiler:Layton's Theme, which is only played in one cutscenes, meaning that you can't let it carry on for an unlimited time like in the dialogue, despite it being the ''theme song of the series'' (well, technically).]] Thankfully, both of these songs can be accessed through the Extras section.

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** And let's not forget [[spoiler:Layton's Theme, which is only played in one cutscenes, meaning that you can't let it carry on for an unlimited time like in the dialogue, despite it being the ''theme song of the series'' (well, technically).]] technically)]]. Thankfully, both of these songs can be accessed through the Extras section.



* MacGuffin: [[spoiler:Angela's pendant is a very crucial piece that shouldn't be ignored if you're suspecting her.]]



* {{McGuffin}}: [[spoiler:Angela's pendant is a very crucial piece that shouldn't be ignored if you're suspecting her.]]



* NiceHat: Played straight during the sequences taking place in the present, [[ClothesMakeTheLegend of course.]] This trope is also averted during sections taking place in the past, as Layton doesn't have his famous hat yet. He ''does,'' however, have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKvlpUd7Xx0 THE COOLEST AFRO OF ALL TIME.]]

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* NiceHat: Played straight during the sequences taking place in the present, [[ClothesMakeTheLegend of course.]] course]]. This trope is also averted during sections taking place in the past, as Layton doesn't have his famous hat yet. He ''does,'' however, have [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKvlpUd7Xx0 THE COOLEST AFRO OF ALL TIME.]]



* TakeMyHand: Happens twice during the game. The first time, [[spoiler: Randall dangles over an abyss while young Layton tells him to drop the Mask of Chaos and grab his other hand before it's too late. Randall refuses to give it up and falls.]] The second is [[spoiler: a CallBack to the previous situation, with Randall once again in danger of falling and Layton telling him not to let go. Randall [[HeroicBSOD almost lets himself fall]], but Henry grabs his wrist as well, convinces him to keep living, and helps pull him to safety.]]

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* TakeMyHand: Happens twice during the game. The first time, [[spoiler: Randall dangles over an abyss while young Layton tells him to drop the Mask of Chaos and grab his other hand before it's too late. Randall refuses to give it up and falls.]] The second is [[spoiler: a CallBack to the previous situation, with Randall once again in danger of falling and Layton telling him not to let go. Randall [[HeroicBSOD almost lets himself fall]], but Henry grabs his wrist as well, convinces him to keep living, and helps pull him to safety.]]safety]].



* YouAllLookFamiliar: The entire police force looks exactly the same. Bloom [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]]. Oddly enough, the force doesn't look the same in the cutscenes.

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* YouAllLookFamiliar: YouALLLookFamiliar: The entire police force looks exactly the same. Bloom [[LampshadeHanging lampshades this]]. Oddly enough, the force doesn't look the same in the cutscenes.
25th Sep '14 3:51:33 AM AzureSeas
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* CallBack: [[SequelFirst To when Luke and Layton get chased by a Ferris Wheel]] [[AllBlueEntry in]] ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage Curious Village]]'':
-->'''[[KidSidekick Luke]]:''' [[FerrisWheelOfDoom A Ferris Wheel rolling after people?]] [[{{Irony}} That's just silly...]]

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* CallBack: [[SequelFirst To when Luke and Layton get chased by a Ferris Wheel]] [[AllBlueEntry in]] FerrisWheelOfDoom in ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage Curious Village]]'':
-->'''[[KidSidekick Luke]]:''' [[FerrisWheelOfDoom -->'''Luke:''' A Ferris Wheel rolling after people?]] [[{{Irony}} people? That's just silly...]]
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