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->''From the darkling woods they come,\\
On cloven hoof and twisted claw\\
The Beastmen they are called, these ones;\\
Less than human, yet also something more.''
-->-- '''From the Strange Tale of Doctor Malfeasant''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''

The beast man (or woman, this is a gender neutral trope) is a human who has several animalistic physical and behavioral traits. They will have claws (even on the toes), {{fangs| are evil}}, either heavy hair or actual fur, possibly {{horn|ed humanoid}}s or even [[GorgeousGorgon scales]], and the [[AnimalEyes eyes will usually be structurally different or yellow]]. Also, don't expect them to shave or wax, or have good [[{{Phlegmings}} oral hygiene]].

They'll usually behave aggressively with limited impulse control and attention span. If they have super powers, these will usually include SuperSenses, SuperStrength, WallJump, RunningOnAllFours and an enhanced immune system coupled with a HealingFactor. Oh, and they can [[SpeaksFluentAnimal speak with animals]], of course. They may or may not be evil, but a good beast man will have to fight their base impulses very often. Good Beast Men will be in tune with nature, evil ones will just embody everlasting rage.

If this isn't the character's default, natural form, it can result from a {{Werewolf}} using a PartialTransformation into a WolfMan, ShapeShifting, or genesplicing/magical transformations. This person is basically a WildMan who has become part of the natural world.

Subtrope of MonstrousHumanoid. See also HalfHumanHybrid, FaunsAndSatyrs, LittleBitBeastly and PettingZooPeople. Overlaps with [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Different Orcs]]. Compare AllCavemenWereNeanderthals and CrownOfHorns. Contrast PlantPerson, with whom they might team up into a "[[ActionDuo Nature Duo]]". Often overlaps with AnimalThemedSuperbeing.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The ''Anime/{{Beyblade}}'' franchise features a Nekojin team known as the White Tigers, who possess some physical feline characteristics which includes golden eyes and fangs. Two such examples are Ray Kon of the Beybreakers and his best friend-turned-rival Lee Wong.
* About [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/127/429/furry%20town.png?1318992465 half of the population]] of [[DreamLand Vision]] in BraveStory, most notably the lizard merchant and cat girl (but not a CatGirl) Meeia.
* ''FrankenFran'''s Gavrill is a "transformer", a person with a sectioned body and complete control over its shape, is capable of turning into giant wolf-like beast with two rows of teeth. She also possesses SuperSenses and acts the part, being the vicious leader of a gang of murderous outlaws.
* As the series carries on in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' the Chimaera stop being MixAndMatchCritters and end up becoming more like these, by the end of the series we have a gorilla, a hog/porcupine mix, a frog or toad...[[BuffySpeak thing]], and a lion.
** Additionally, the first human-based chimeras introduced were people (special forces soldiers in the 2003 anime) who were combined with a dog, a bull, a snake, a lizard, and a crocodile, respectively. [[spoiler: Except for Bido the lizard chimera, they all killed rather quickly, though.]]
* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', these, together with PettingZooPeople, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons]], and other non-human humanoids, make up most of the Southern Empire in the Magic World. Specific examples include the chief waitress ApronMatron bear woman named Mama and the tiger man in Negi's first match as a prized fighter. Kotaro can turn into a WolfMan in his demon form.
* Kiba of the Inuzuka Clan from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is sort of like this, and he uses it to full advantage in his fighting style.
** Hoshigake Kisame, an antagonist from the same series, is a more literal BeastMan, with distinct sharklike features and an attitude to match.
* The antagonists in the first half of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' - They're even ''called'' Beastmen. [[spoiler:They were uplifted from regular beasts to provide Lordgenome with an army that couldn't harness Spiral Energy due to not undergoing evolution.]]
* Zazie The Beast from the ''{{Trigun}}'' manga.
* Tony Tony Chopper's Third and Monster form from ''Manga/OnePiece''. Most Zoan's halfways forms count too.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Beast from ''ComicBook/XMen'' is a subversion; he has the requisite appearance, and people expect him to be this way when meeting him, [[GeniusBruiser but is an extraordinarily intelligent, polite, cultured soul]].
** Beast originally was a more or less normal appearing [[note]](insofar as it's possible to tell given the artist -- Kirby may have been a genius, but his faces tended to fall firmly in Uncanny Valley territory)[[/note]] muscular stocky guy with enormous hands and feet. He still got much the same reaction though, because people didn't expect a guy with gorilla hands to be sensitive and well-educated.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} and more so, his old enemy Sabertooth. Interestingly Wolverine didn't start out this way, but [[{{Flanderization}} fell into it]] as writers delved into his character. Then Sabertooth was introduced, and he was deliberately turned into this (from a non-powered SerialKiller with fake claws in ''Power Man and Iron Fist'') to act as a NotSoDifferent EvilCounterpart to Wolverine.
* Marvel's New Men are animals [[HollywoodEvolution evolved]] by the High Evolutionary into intelligent humanoids. The Ani-Men are humans mutated into humanoid animals.
* The DC series ''ComicBook/{{Kamandi}}'' has the title character as the only human in an AfterTheEnd world of humanoid animals inspired by ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''.
* [[Comicbook/TeenTitans Beast Boy]], who can turn into any animal he thinks into. He's more animalistic in the cartoon than in the comics, though.
* Every few years Franchise/SpiderMan winds up more spider than man. He always gets better. His enemies The Lizard (usually animalistic) and The Jackal (usually a MadScientist) definitely qualify.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s recurring foe Killer Croc falls into this quite often, but can get quite silly considering his official origin is a "skin condition", which doesn't really explain why some versions of him have a ''tail''. HandWaved by having Hush infect him with a virus that speeds up his 'devolution', causing him to develop more bestial traits.
* A few turn up in ''ComicBook/LastManStanding'' as genetic experiments made by [[MegaCorp Armtech]].
* MadScientist Dr. Robidoux creates these in ''[[ComicBook/WynonnaEarp Wynonna Earp: The Yeti Wars]]''.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The Beast from Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''. He's sometimes less like this trope in [[Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast different adaptations]]. It's notable as one of the few versions where he is ''more'' beast than man, in both appearance and temperament.
* Barf, the Mog (half man, half dog) from ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''.
* ''Film/XMen'':
** Wolverine. Though not as exaggerated as Sabretooth.
** Hank [=McCoy=]/Beast. Duh.
** Victor Creed in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'' has claw-like fingernails, fangs instead of canines, and by ''Film/XMen1'' he's basically an animal.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The BigBad of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' has the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Trollocs]], a breed of humans bred to be closer to animals, with hawk's heads, goat's heads and whatever you can think of.
** Perrin is a rather good example as well, as his status as a Wolfbrother means he constantly struggles to stop his wolf side overwhelming his human side.
* The Cthons from Michael Reaves' ''The Shattered World'' and ''The Burning Realm'' sure ''looked'' like Beast Folk, and had the usual abilities associated with this trope, HealingFactor and communication with animals in particular. Subverted in that they were demonic creatures rather than bestial humans.
* In the KateDaniels universe, the more powerful shapeshifters can develop a form halfway between human and beast, known as the warrior form. This form is more dangerous than either of the others, and being in this form is legally equivalent to being armed with a lethal weapon.
* In the MercyThompson universe, when a werewolf's wolf side and human side have the same goals, they can act together to make a halfway form, which is supposedly more dangerous, intelligent, and dexterous than the normal forms, although they haven't been shown much.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/RoguesInTheHouse", Nabonidus
-->''“Conan”, he whispered, “it was no man that stood before me! In body and posture it was not unlike a man, but from the scarlet hood of the priest grinned a face of madness and nightmare! It was covered with black hair, from which small pig-like eyes glared redly; its nose was flat, with great flaring nostrils; its loose lips writhed back, disclosing huge yellow fangs, like the teeth of a dog. The hands that hung from the scarlet sleeves were misshapen and likewise covered with black hair. All this I saw in one glance, and then I was overcome with horror; my senses left me and I swooned.”\\
“What then?” muttered the Cimmerian uneasily.\\
“I recovered consciousness only a short time ago; the monster must have thrown me into these pits. Conan, I have suspected that Nabonidus was not wholly human! He is a demon — a were-thing! By day he moves among humanity in the guise of men, and by night he takes on his true aspect.”''
** In "Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight", an ape-man attacks them -- out of lust for Olivia.
** In "The Hyborian Age", the BackStory to Conan, ape men, snow-apes, etc are a major driving force in history.
* In Fredric R. Stewart's ''Literature/{{Cerberon}}'', hackals are essentially humanoid hyenas. Most people consider them an AlwaysChaoticEvil ProudWarriorRace, but the ones encountered in the book range from civilized Beast Men to AlwaysChaoticEvil, depending on their tribe, clan, and individual disposition.
* Mike Resnick's ''[[Literature/AFableOfTonight Stalking the Unicorn]]'' featured a catgirl named Felina.
* Creator/TimMarquitz has the Grol and Tolen, who are a race of werewolf-orcs, more or less, as a major race in his ''Literature/TheBloodWarTrilogy''. The Grol are AlwaysChaoticEvil, though this is subverted by the fact they're the same species as the Tolen, who seem to be decent enough sorts.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* There are a whole buttload of these in the second season of ''DarkAngel'', but the most notable example is probably Joshua.
* See the picture for the page: ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the [[TheEighties 1980s]] drama where Creator/RonPerlman is obviously the BeastMan and LindaHamilton is the Beauty.
** [[Series/BeautyAndTheBeast2012 The 2012 version]] on CW subverts this by introducing a female beast. Unlike others on this show, however, she was actually born as a beast, rather than genetically engineered in a laboratory.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Blanka in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/StreetFighterII'' pinball.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Even though he's fully human-looking and arguably even attractive, [[{{Batista}} Dave Bautista]] is regularly referred to as "The Animal", implying that he is basically this (in the {{Kayfabe}} imagination, at least). Being well over 6 feet tall, weighing nearly 300 pounds, and having a surname that's almost an anagram of "beast" all certainly help.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Beastmen are a playable army in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', they are human/animal mutants created by the warping influence of Chaos and look like humanoids with animal heads, hooves, tails and other animal parts.
** Apparently there's also a handful hiding in the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} Eye of Terror]] as well. Whether or not they're the same kind of beastman is debatable.
*** Beastmen do exist in the ''Warhammer 40000'' canon, and are generally considered a stable but extremely varied type of Abhuman also known as Homo Sapiens Variatus. Unlike their fantasy counterparts, they are generally loyal to the Imperium and are inducted into the Imperial Guard as cannon fodder, but given the setting, there are a lot of them who swear their loyalty to Chaos instead. They dissapeared from canon with the squats when they decided to move away from the [[RecycledInSpace Warhammer Fantasy in space]] deal before being mentioned again in the 6th edition rulebook.
* ''{{Exalted}}''
** Beastmen, in this case the half-human, half-animal offspring of Lunars. Oh, and they're produced [[ShapeshiftingLover the old-fashioned way]]. Yeah...
*** Beastmen can in fact be produced by ''any'' union between humans and animals, so long as they take place in [[RealityIsOutToLunch the Wyld]] (as well as some people who started out normal and acquired animal mutations).
** Lunars themselves are capable of transforming into forms like this. The Lunar known as "Seven Devils Clever" is a Kitsune. Very cute.
* The [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons D&D]] setting of {{Eberron}} has the Shifter race. Shifters have a lycanthropic heritage.
** "Beastmen" or "beastfolk" are an actual race in the ''[[TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}} World of Greyhawk]]'' setting. They're mostly human-shaped, but covered in color-changing fur.
* TabletopGame/DragonDice has the Feral - a race of beasts granted sentience and enough anthropomorphic traits/intelligence to use tools and fight in the name of MotherNature.
* ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' has an endless supply of beastmen of every species.
* The Broos from ''{{Runequest}}'' are like this, with especially {{Squick}}-tastic origins.[[note]]For reference, they have the power to mate with ''any'' [[BestialityIsDepraved animal]] in the world, and once they do, the baby eats its way out of the pregnant animal with the attributes of its parent. [[NauseaFuel You may barf now]].[[/note]]
* Nearly all of the less civilized races of ''{{Talislanta}}'' fit this trope, to a greater or lesser degree. Even Archeans, the setting's human-analogs, are descended from BeastFolk who used magic to eliminate their more animalistic traits.
* The ''WorldOfDarkness'' has whole slews of these:
** The Gangrel from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' and ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem''. They have a clan-specific Discipline that allows them to grow claws and turn into beasts. they're short-tempered and feral, and in ''Masquerade'', they start taking on animalistic features whenever they go into [[UnstoppableRage Frenzy]]. Members of the Nosferatu clan from ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade'' often embody this trope as well. They are the vampires who become monstrously deformed during their transformation. While the deformity can be of any sort (anything from a merely off-putting aura to a virtual Quasimodo appearance to a traditional [[LooksLikeOrlok Count Orlok]] look), Nosferatu often suffer from fur, claws, bestial teeth, scaly skin, pointed ears, maned hair, an animal stench, reptilian eyes, or some other outwardly animal trait.
*** And in one of Requiem's {{Sourcebook}}s, Shadows of Mexico, there's a Gangrel Bloodline called Dead Wolves, who have some werewolf-related powers, can transform into a hairy, ferocious and literal WolfMan. Considering that they can only use this power when they are "[[UnstoppableRage riding the wave]]" the savage part is quite intense.
** Werewolves in both ''[[TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse Apocalypse]]'' and ''[[WerewolfTheForsaken Forsaken]]'', but that kind of comes with the territory. Notable that in both lines, werewolves who grow more powerful grow more bestial and fierce, to the point that it freaks normal humans ''right the fuck out''.
** The Beast Seeming from ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', who were taken by [[TheFairFolk the Gentry]] and made into pets and prey. They're much more human when they escape from Arcadia, but they still have trouble thinking logically and have an easy time understanding animals.
** Devourers from ''TabletopGame/DemonTheFallen'', who were originally in charge of the sixth day of Creation (when all the animals came into being). They have control over beasts, flesh, and plant life, and they're quite angry about [[GaiasVengeance the current state of the world]].
** Pooka from ''ChangelingTheDreaming'' subvert the trope. They may have an affinity with animals, but they're more often than not TheTrickster.
* TSR's ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' campaign setting has the Broken Ones, the results of (and offspring from) experiments by Darklord Frantisek Markov, an {{Expy}} of Creator/HGWells' [[Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau Doctor Moreau]].
* The Wildmen from ''{{GURPS}}: Dungeon Fantasy'' are incredibly stupid (long spears are too complicated for them) but they aren't inherently violent.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* {{VideoGame/Anamnesis}} has the appropriately named beast men.
* Blanka from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' is one of the earliest examples in fighting games.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Mabinogi}}'', the elves and giants can attain a Beast Mode transformation after a small number of quests. (Humans have transformations, but it doesn't really count for this trope.) To be honest, the [[http://wiki.mabinogiworld.com/index.php?title=Savage_Beast#Appearance giant's transformation]] fits this trope better than the [[http://wiki.mabinogiworld.com/index.php?title=Falcon_Elf#Appearance elven one]], though.
* ''VideoGame/BloodyRoar''.
* Beastmen were a unit/general type in ''VideoGame/DragonForce'', with the country of Bozack being primarily made of them.
* VideoGame/{{Xenogears}} contains a race of beast men, including cowardly merchant ratman Hammer and [[StreetFighter Blanka]] {{Expy}} Rico. Unfortunately, die to the infamous time and money constraints, their story arc is never completed.
* The main force of the Beast armies in ''VideoGame/ArmiesOfExigo'' (often referred to as Kobolds) are this to a T. They're humanoid with vaguely animalistic features, a tribal culture, and savagery that seems ingrained into them. Their troop-types include Witches, [[WorkerUnit Minions]], Warriors, and [[TheBerserker Berserkers]]. They favour [[AnAxeToGrind axes]] as weapons, have longstanding alliances with Ogres, Trolls, and LizardFolk, and utterly despise humans.
* ''PhantasyStarUniverse'' has an entire race of Beast Men, simply called "Beasts".
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series has quite a few as playable characters.
** Moogles, appearing first in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' and then every game from V onwards, are generally a gentle, small, and comical race as befitting their mole / bat inspiration as opposed to most examples of this trope.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' has the werewolves of Quelb, who aren't very bestial besides appearance.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' has Umaro, a [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Yeti]].
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' has Freya which is more of subversion since she and her rather cultured race are more PettingZooPeople than Beast. There's also the bizarre, food-obsessed, frog-like Qu.
** Kihmari and other Ronso from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'' are probably the race that plays this trope the straightest in the whole series.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'' has the Galka and Mithra PC races which fall under PettingZooPeople, but also sports a large number of evil enemy beastmen races including fairly beastial Orcs, Bugbears, and Trolls.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and other Ivalice games have a number of beast men races including the ill-tempered LizardFolk Bangaa, the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Type I Orc-like]] Seeq, and the insectoid territorial Urutan-Yensa. Subversions include the wise and sagacious Nu Mou and the peaceful, plains-dwelling Garif.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' as an online game like FFXI, has a few beastmen enemy races like the Kobolds and the Ixal.
* The ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' series, despite werewolves being a common enemy, have tribes of multi-animal shifters called beast men, Cornell from ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLegacyOfDarkness'' and his rival are a werewolf and a werecat, respectively. They don't serve Dracula, being nomadic from what little backstory the tribe itself gets.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' introduces a race of Beastmen who were transformed in the wake of the titular event at he end of the second game. The somewhat odd difference is that some Beastmen were transformed from Humans, while others were once animals.
* The Phanfasms, who are the antagonists from ''VideoGame/EmeraldCityConfidential'', have animal heads and human bodies. The BigBad himself has a [[BearsAreBadNews bear's head.]]
* Reptile from Franchise/MortalKombat is a interesting example as he is a reptilian humanoid (hence the name). He is supposedly the [[LastOfHisKind last of the Saurian race]] until Khameleon was revealed in VideoGame/MortalKombat3, but as of the reboot to the series in VideoGame/MortalKombat9, he's back to being the only Saurian.
* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey IV'' has the Sentinels, [[spoiler:a ServantRace that were presumably genetically engineered from regular animals]]. Fittingly, their playable class, Bushi, is TheBerserker.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* Yvonne in ''Webcomic/{{Chrysalis}}''. Moar liek a Beast Old Lady.
* The clan of [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti Bigfeet]] in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob''.
* There's a number of furry animal-like people in ''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors'', all of which are referred to as "beastmen", whether they look like a cat or a humanoid bug.
* In ''Webcomic/DragonMango'', [[http://dragon-mango.com/comic/chapter03/dm03-07.htm some attacked the farm that Mango defended. Then they returned for revenge]].
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the Beastmaster (aka Maiyr Korath) looks beastly due to a magical transformation which turned him from elf into a beast, and he has the ability to mutate and command various beasts of the forest with his chaotic magic. He puts his skill to good use when he sends his beastly minions to openly attack the elven capital Sanae during the Great War.
* The creepypasta creation known as "WebOriginal/TheRake". A furless dog-man...creature...designed to land smack in the middle of the UncannyValley. Oh, and he's started showing up in ''EverymanHYBRID''. As if {{The Slender Man| Mythos}} wasn't enough for those guys to worry about!
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Beast-Man from ''WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983''! Skeletor's most loyal and incompetent minion!
* Beast Boy from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', the {{animorphi|sm}}c ShapeShifter. He has CuteLittleFangs, PointyEars, the messiest room in the T-Tower, and he can speak to animals (when he has transformed into that kind of animal). After accidentally turning into a huge werebeast in one episode, he suggested that [[GenreSavvy he be called Beast Man]], but [[DeadpanSnarker Raven]] told him to be serious.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' has two prime examples: the felinoid, generally heroic Thunderians, and their more varied but [[AlwaysChaoticEvil decidedly less ethical]] arch-enemies, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Mutants of Plun-Darr]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'', the title {{Cat|folk}}s and BigBad Mumm-Ra are the most HumanoidAliens of Third Earth's Animals, while most other Species are PettingZooPeople.
* The shaggy, cave-dwelling Beast Men in Filmation's ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon''. Dr. Zarkov theorized that [[CardCarryingVillain Ming]] was deliberately keeping their civilization from advancing just because he enjoyed having a tribe of savages who would worship him.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' invokes the genesplicing arm of this trope, oddly enough as a popular fad among teens ranging from AnimalEyes and noticeable horns, scales, fangs all the way to a [[HalfHumanHybrid humanoid chimera]] and [[BodyHorror repulsive mass of mixed up flesh]].
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[[folder:Other]]
* Artist David Nutter, who appeared on ''Cats 101'', photoshops the faces of his Cornish Rex cats into famous paintings, turning the human figures into this trope.
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