The ''Sonic Storybook Series'' is a series of spinoffs to the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise, whose stories are modeled after classic literature, with Sonic and friends as main characters of the story.

So far, two entries in the series have been released on Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s {{Wii}} console:
* ''Sonic and the Secret Rings'' (2007), based on [[Literature/ArabianNights 1001 Nights]]: Came about due to the time issues with attempting to port ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' for the Nintendo Wii, in time for launch.
* ''Sonic and the Black Knight'' (2009), based on the legend of KingArthur.
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!! Tropes present in both titles include:
* AlternateSelf: Several of Sonic's friends and foes appear as characters in the stories the games adapt.
* CallingYourAttacks: "Speed Break!" "Time Break!"
* CharacterCustomization
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase
* ContinuityNod: When Merlina calls Sonic to her world, [[spoiler:she uses the same spell that Erazor did when summoning the Ifrit,]] albeit very slightly modified. It's quite weird, given that [[spoiler:[[HilariousInHindsight the spell in question roughly translates to "Satan Arrive!"]]. Our Hero, ladies and gentlemen!]]
** Sonic sure [[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog loves]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM them]] [[SonicUnderground Chilidogs]].
** Lots of people wonder where exactly Sonic is crashing at the beginning of Secret Rings' story, considering he doesn't have a house of his own... [[SonicBattle except he does]].
* EleventhHourSuperpower: New ones, unique to each game.
* ExpositionFairy: Shahra and Caliburn.
* FurryConfusion
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Sonic's snarky attitude was more emphasized than the other game incarnations.
* MadLibFantasyTitle
* NitroBoost: The Speed Break/Soul Surge.
* RecycledInSpace
* TakenForGranite: Gargoyles in Secret Rings and and fish-like Knights of the Underworld in Black Knight are capable of turning Sonic to stone. Oddly enough, it's instantly fatal in Black Knight without the Stone Brooch or Petrification immunity equipped, but is not fatal in Secret Rings -- you just have to shake the Wii Remote to break free.
* UndergroundLevel
* UniversalAdaptorCast: All of the recurring series characters, except Sonic himself.
** Sonic himself does end up playing a role of one of the characters, though he retains his own personality regardless. [[spoiler:It's implied in ''Sonic and the Secret Rings'' that Sonic is standing in for Aladdin; in ''Sonic and the Black Knight'', it's revealed in the ending that Sonic is the true King Arthur (the one fought earlier was a fake created by Merlin.)]]

!!Tropes exclusive to ''Secret Rings'':
* ArabianNightsDays: It ''is'' an adaptation of 1001 Nights, after all.
* ArrowsOnFire: The curse Erazor places on Sonic takes the form of a flaming arrow embedded in his chest.
* BarefootCartoonAnimal: Darkspine Sonic.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: This was likely the reason why Shahra [[spoiler:sacrificed herself for Sonic's sake and did not jump to Erazor's defense whilst he was dooming him to his eternal prison.]] Sonic was probably the first master who treated her with genuine kindness and concern, who didn't disrespect her or treat her like magical property who can fulfill his wildest dreams.
* BenevolentGenie: Shahra
* BilingualBonus: Erazor Djinn's transformed state, Alf Layla wa-Layla is part of the Arabic name for the 1001 Nights (Kitab Alf layla wa-layla)
* BleakLevel: Skeleton Dome.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:The horrifyingly painful transformation Erazor goes through when he absorbs the world rings.]]
* BookEnds: Sonic's first and last wishes are for handkerchiefs.
* BottomlessPits: Levitated Ruin ''appears'' to consist of mostly this, but it's actually pretty hard to fall off due to invisible walls. Oh, you can lose rings alright...
* TheCameo: Big the Cat can be spotted in all of the levels in the game. To trigger his appearance, you have to stand still in a specific spot on the level for a couple of seconds. You also get a page of his diary whenever you do so.
* CatchingSomeZs: Sonic's snoring is subtitled as Z's.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The item Shahra gives Sonic after gaining the World Ring in Levitated Ruin turns out to be Erazor's lamp, which he turns on him in the ending.]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: Darkspine Sonic, the form Sonic takes after unintentionally absorbing the World Rings of Sadness, Rage and Hatred. Whilst his appearance gives off vibes of great evil (Purple-Indigo color scheme, NoMouth, blank pupil-less GlowingEyesOfDoom), this definitely isn't the case regarding his personality and actions. Whilst undoubtedly vicious, Darkspine acts entirely in the interests of the Arabian Nights and even seems to be insecure as he begs for Shahra's power and calls out to her during the battle against Alf Layla Wa-Layla.
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Erazor's attitude even as he is being sucked into his lamp for eternity is to try and talk Shahra into stopping Sonic and he even insults Sonic by calling him a dirty rat. He even boasts about how the world belongs to him.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Shahra dies in Sonic's arms after taking the bullet for him. [[spoiler:She gets better.]]
* DontCallMeSir: Sonic will not be addressed as 'Master'.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Darkspine Sonic does this to Alf Layla wa-Layla after seeing his only companion in the entire game get [[spoiler:temporarily]] killed. He beats the crap out of Alf Layla furiously with his bare hands.
* EvilLaugh: When Erazor is bragging to Sonic about how he is immortal and can't be truly defeated, he gives a straight "Mua ha ha ha ha!" laugh [[spoiler: before [[OhCrap he finds out Sonic is holding his lamp.]]]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: Subverted when Sonic wishes for [[spoiler: Erazor to be trapped in the lamp for the rest of time. However, in the epilogue, it's shown that Sonic decides to put Erazor out of his misery by [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath dropping the lamp in the furnace]]]]
* FinalBossNewDimension: The fight against Alf-Layla-wa-Layla takes place in a giant black void. Considering that at this point, all but the last few pages of the Arabian Nights have been sucked dry, this makes sense.
* FireOfComfort: Sonic's (Presumed) house has a pretty comfortable-looking fireplace.
* FogFeet: Shahra appears like this for most of the opening cutscene.
* GangplankGalleon: Pirate Storm.
* GenieInABottle
* GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath: King Solomon's eyes appear like this.
* GoodIsNotSoft: [[spoiler:Sonic painfully inflicting wishes upon Erazor, as well as sealing him away in his lamp forever would come off as [[WhatTheHellHero chilling]] (especially in comparison to his treatment of [[SonicAdventureSeries Chaos]]) [[KickTheSonOfABitch if Erazor hadn't been established as a truly evil being throughout the game]].]]
* GoodMorningCrono: Happens at the beginning with Shahra trying to wake up Sonic. Give the poor guy credit, though; it was 2:55 in the morning!
* GutturalGrowler: Darkspine Sonic has a very sinister angry growl of a voice.
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Plays whenever Time Break is used.
* HeroicSacrifice: Shahra dies saving Sonic from being killed by Erazor. [[spoiler:Fortunately, she gets better.]]
* IncendiaryExponent: Sonic is literally on fire throughout pretty much the entirety of the game due to the Flame Arrow sticking out of his chest.
* InsistentTerminology: Justified: Sonic is ''most certainly '''not''''' a rat, regardless of what Erazor might say. [[spoiler:This turns into an epic ShutUpHannibal when he's sealing Erazor away.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Erazor:''' I cannot be denied by the filthy rat! ''Whyyyyyyyyy?'']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Sonic:''' ''(flips open the lamp to let Erazor in)'' I told you, I'm not a rat! ''(closes lamp and raises tip, revealing flame on the end)'' I'm a HEDGEHOG. ''(blows out flame)'']]
* InstantWakingSkills: Sonic in the opening cutscene, though the shock of seeing Shahra for the first time may have contributed to his sudden wakefulness.
* JustifiedTutorial: Almost all of the "Lost Prologue" missions.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Erazor's mocking of Shahra as a "mere Genie of the Ring" moments after murdering her.]]
* LethalLavaLand: Evil Foundry.
* LevelsTakeFlight: Levitated Ruin is set on a flock of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc_(mythology) rukhs]]. The stage gets its name because they carry the ruins of small cities on their backs.
* LightIsNotGood: Alf Layla wa-Layla [[note]]the form Erazor Djinn takes after his [[HeroicSacrifice botched]] attempt at sacrificing Sonic's life (resulting in his inability to properly control the World Rings[[/note]] was formed by Erazor absorbing the World Rings of Prayer, Joy, Pleasure and Wishes.
* LiteralGenie: Shahra is actually this, as shown by Sonic's first and third wish. It's less noticeable because Sonic is probably GenreSavvy, and definitely doesn't care.
* MacGuffinDeliveryService
* MagicCarpet: Used by Sonic and Shahra in several cutscenes, as well as in one part of Night Palace's first mission.
* MarkedChange: Darkspine Sonic.
* MeaningfulEcho: Sonic's last wish of handkerchiefs for Shahra is a throwback to his very first wish.
* MineralMacGuffin: The World Rings.
* MortonsFork: Basically, no matter what Sonic does, he'll lose. Either he gives the World Rings to Erazor hoping to have his flame arrow removed whilst juggling with the idea that Erazor will use him as a sacrifice to gain true control of the Rings, or he doesn't and the flame arrow kills him anyway. [[spoiler:Lucky that Shahra threw a wrench into his works via self-sacrifice, preventing Erazor gaining true control of the World Rings and bringing about a series of events that ultimately worked in Sonic's favor.]]
* MundaneWish: Sonic's first wish after being asked what he wants by Shahra? ''Handkerchiefs.'' Though to be fair, he was in desperate need of some at the time because of a sneezing fit caused by a cold he had come down with a day before.
** [[spoiler:He makes this same wish in the end, when Shahra is in need of them.]]
* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling[=/=]SpiderSense: In the first mission of Dinosaur Jungle, Sonic remarks that his quills are starting to "tingle" before a T-rex smashes through a rock wall to attack him.
* NintendoHard: The later missions are all insanely hard, and mostly consist of the Avoid the Pearls/No Damage/X Ring Chain variety with crazy obstacles. They're optional, however.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Erazor when he realizes that Sonic has his lamp and thus can ''force'' him to grant him three wishes.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Erazor has a rare non-inflicted version happen to himself when he absorbs the World rings.]]
* OpenSesame: Sonic tries uttering this at the World Ring door. It doesn't work.
* OurGeniesAreDifferent: Shahra, Erazor, and the other Djinn.
* PainfulTransformation: Judging by the sounds of Sonic and Erazor's screams mid-transformation, as well as the straight-up BodyHorror Erazor experiences, achieving the World Rings' version of a SuperMode is ''not'' a pleasant experience.
* PerfectHealth: Sonic's cold seems to disappear after the first cutscene.
* PinkySwear: Sonic does this with Shahra, promising that he'll have her smiling by the end of their adventure.
* PortalBook
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: Darkspine Sonic has quite long, downward-pointing quills.
* PunnyName: E''razor'' Djinn, who uses a giant straight''razor'' as a sword.
** Erazor = Eraser; he wants to erase the stories of the Literature/ArabianNights.
* {{Prehistoria}}: Dinosaur Jungle.
* RPGElements
* SealedEvilInACan: Erazor was sealed inside his lamp by King Solomon some time before the story starts. He manages to escape after granting the wishes of one thousand people, just to cause even more mayhem. Sonic manages to reseal him inside his lamp and finish him off once and for all.
* ShiftingSandLand: Sand Oasis.
* StockDinosaurs: ''TyrannosaurusRex'', ''Triceratops'', ''Apatosaurus'', ''Parasaurolophus'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Stegosaurus'', and ''Allosaurus'' all appear in "Dinosaur Jungle".
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:Darkspine Sonic, a result of Sonic absorbing the green, red, and purple World Rings to fight the mutated Erazor.]]
* TakingTheBullet: Used twice throughout the story:
** After the initial Lost Prologue missions, where Sonic takes a flaming arrow to the chest for Shahra.
** [[spoiler:Right before the final fight, where Shahra takes a fatal blow from Erazor's sword to protect Sonic.]]
* [[TargetedHumanSacrifice Targeted Hedgehog Sacrifice]]: As the one who collected all seven World Rings, Sonic was meant to be sacrificed for Erazor to gain control over them. When he kills [[spoiler: Shahra]] instead, he ''does'' get their power, but he's stated in-game as being incomplete.
* TheGlovesComeOff: Darkspine Sonic's entire attitude when it comes to fighting Alf Layla Wa-Layla. Not only does he look like Shadow with his quills down, not only does he ''kick a giant blue ball of Arabian Nights back at his opponent'', not only does he ''pummel the transformed Djinn in the protruding heart with his bare hands'', but ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking he does not wear gloves]]''.
* ThePowerOfHate: One of the World Rings Darkspine Sonic used to transform was the Green one, which contains hatred. Therefore, Darkspine is effectively powered by hatred. [[spoiler:Considering Erazor just murdered Shahra, Sonic's got ''plenty'' of that.]]
* TheWorseningCurseMark: The size of the flame on Sonic's chest is directly proportionate to how much time he has left until it extinguishes along with his life force. Near the end of the game, ''it is tiny.''
* VideoGameSettings:
** [[CyberSpace Book Space]]]: The Lost Prologue.
** ShiftingSandLand: Sand Oasis.
** {{Prehistoria}}: Dinosaur Jungle.
** EternalEngine [=/=] LethalLavaLand: Evil Foundry.
** LevelsTakeFlight [=/=] FloatingContinent: Levitated Ruin.
** GangplankGalleon: Pirate Storm.
** BleakLevel [=/=] BigBoosHaunt: Skeletal Dome.
** BigFancyCastle: Night Palace.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Erazor when Sonic is permanently sealing him inside his lamp.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Erazor''': ''"Shahra, I know you're there! Please, stop him! We can start over, the two of us! I swear! I swear it! The world is mine! I cannot be denied by that filthy rat! Whyyyyy?!"'']]
* VoiceOfTheLegion: When Erazor Djinn [[spoiler:uses the World Rings to transform into Alf-Layla wa-Layla]], he speaks in a more high-pitched and distorted voice.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After the final boss, the flaming arrow on Sonic's chest just disappears without explanation.
* WorkingThroughTheCold: Sonic has a cold. At least in the beginning of the story. But it doesn't stop him from going on an adventure to save the Arabian Nights storybook.
* WorkingTitle: It was first called Sonic: Wild Fire.
* WreathedInFlames: Two words: Speed Break.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Sonic's predicament upon being struck by the flame arrow.

!!Tropes exclusive to ''Black Knight'':
* AbsenteeActor: Eggman doesn't appear at all. It's essentially the only Sonic game he doesn't have a part in.
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: [[spoiler: "There's nothing Excalibur can't cut through."]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with the Lady Of the Lake.
* AnAesop
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning
* {{BFS}}: King Arthur's sword, the Deathcalibur.
** The final boss, [[spoiler:Merlina/The Dark Queen,]] has ''four'' gargantuan swords used to fight Sonic.
** Whilst Sonic, Gawain, Percival, and Lancelot's swords are normal sized, they're still longer than the characters are tall.
** Don't forget [[spoiler:Excalibur]].
* BigNo: Sonic does this when [[spoiler:Caliburn is bisected by the Dark Queen.]]
** And when [[CrowningMomentOfFunny he loses his chili dog at the beginning.]]
* BladeBrake: All the player characters can do this.
* CavalierConsumption: Sonic seems more interested in eating his Chili Dog(s) than taking Arthur and his Mooks seriously.
* ChestMonster
* ContinuityNod: ''Black Knight'' has a few instances in the levels where Sonic talks about past experiences that something reminds him of.
* CrushBlush: Percival (Blaze) blushes lightly after Caliburn says "Save the hugs and kisses for later" towards her and Sonic.
* CryingLittleKid: Played with. Sonic does stumble across a child weeping over her parents and fellow townspeople being kidnapped by a dragon. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that the child is really Nimue in disguise, employing a [[SecretTestOfCharacter test to see what Sonic would do]].]] He passes with flying colours.
* DarkReprise
* DeadpanSnarker: Caliburn.
-->'''Caliburn:''' ...Onward, young knave!
-->'''Sonic:''' Stop calling me that! I'm Sonic the Hedgehog!
-->'''Caliburn:''' Very well, then. I shall call you Knave the Hedgehog.
** Sonic has this part of his personality turned up a few notches, too.
-->'''Lancelot:''' Will you ''abandon your sword'' and flee?
-->'''Sonic:''' Sounds good to me!
* TheDragon
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Knuckles/Gawain, after losing to Sonic in a duel. Sonic confiscates his sword before he can go through with it.]]
** [[spoiler:Surprising that it worked, considering the bullet ''directly'' beneath this one. [[FridgeLogic Confiscating one sword shouldn't have done much good, since Gawain/Knuckles wields]] ''[[DualWielding two]]''...]]
* DualWielding: Knuckles/Gawain has two swords.
* ExcaliburInTheStone: Subverted: It seems that the two are separate swords at first, but then it's revealed that [[spoiler:Caliburn (which Sonic has been carrying around the entire game) is actually the true Excalibur.]]
* EccentricMentor: Nimue, the Lady of the Lake.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The game is often commended for demonstrating Sonic's personality very well.
* FishOutOfWater
* GetBackHereBoss: King Arthur. Ironically, he says to Sonic, "[[HypocriticalHumour It looks like there's only one thing you're good at: Running away.]]"
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: [[spoiler:Merlina's corrupt alter ego Dark Queen.]]
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple/SupernaturalIsPurple: Merlina's dress [[spoiler:and hair when she becomes the Dark Queen]].
* HarmlessFreezing: Characters don't take damage from being frozen, they are merely immobilized until they break free.
* InstantArmor: Excalibur-Sonic gets this during his transformation.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons: This games features two of them; The Mist Dragon and the Earth Dragon.
* LavaSurfing: In The Cauldron stage.
* LetsPlay: By [[SonicTheHedgehog2006LetsPlay pokecapn, medibot, Kung Fu Jesus, and IlluminatusVespucci]]. There's also one by HellfireCommentaries.
* TheMiddleAges
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: The Royal Knights, particularly Lancelot. Gawain and Percival have more reservations.
* MythologyGag: When you are on the character select screen right before starting a level in one-player mode, Sonic's thumbs-up pose looks very similar to his official render in ''[[SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''.
* NoEnding: The story just sorta stops after the final battle with the revelation that [[spoiler:Sonic is King Arthur or at least his story book equivalent]]. Whether this was meant as a SequelHook or not remains to be seen, [[spoiler:but that's not how it ends]].
* NoobBridge: The Will-O-Wisps are glowing blue orbs of energy that explode and can hurt you when hit. You're supposed to use the "kick" mechanic to kick them into things. Thing is, that mechanic is only really used twice in the main game, and those instances are easy to miss, so you might not even know you can when you find the Wisps much more often in the post-game.
* NotWorthKilling: King Arthur's reaction to Sonic after their first fight.
* PimpedOutCape: Merlina
* PimpedOutDress: Amy's dress as the Lady of the Lake.
* PopStarComposer: Frickin' ''Marty Friedman from Music/{{Megadeth}}'' does the guitar work for the final boss theme.
* PragmaticHero: Sonic [[spoiler:was fully willing to allow The Grand Kingdom to come to an end rather than allow Merlina to use her magic to make it eternal.]] His quote pretty much sums this up:
-->'''Sonic''': "I don't mind playing the bad guy once in a while."
* RecycledSoundtrack: The Molten Mine background music is a rearranged theme from the obscure shooter [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Dawn_(video_game) Black Dawn]]. It gets more blatant in the multiplayer mode.
** The pre-boss themes of Lancelot and Gawain are "Throw It All Away" from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' and the first ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' game's version of "Unknown from M.E." (Knuckles' theme), respectively.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANYx4BSDQJE Blacksmith Menu]]" is a rearranged theme of "Believe in Myself" from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
* ReverseGrip: How Shadow/Lancelot prefers to wield.
* RoseHairedSweetie: Amy/Nimue and Merlina [[spoiler:before the latter becomes the Dark Queen]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: King Arthur, [[spoiler:both the fake and the genuine article, ''Sonic the Hedgehog''.]]
* SaveTheVillain: Sonic, to Percival, though calling her a villain is [[MyMasterRightOrWrong a bit of a stretch.]]
* SequelDifficultyDrop: Present, due to not having to unlock basic maneuvers.
* ShipTease: It's not hard to see the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h51Vp5Jfxmo cutscene]] in which Sonic saves Percival as one for Sonic/Blaze.
* StabTheSky: Sonic does this upon defeating King Arthur.
* StandardStatusEffects: Paralysis will prevent Sonic from being able to move temporarily, poisoning will cause ring drainage, freezing has the same effect as payalysis except you have to break free of the ice, petrification equals instant death, and confusion will make Sonic occasionally hallucinate and see enemies as treasure boxes and vice-versa.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Played with. Merlina is obviously this to Shahra from ''Secret Rings'', and is made out to fill a similar role in the story. [[spoiler: Then it turns out she's the game's ''main villain'']].
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Happens literally at least four times in the game.
* TalkingWeapon: And ''does'' it. Caliburn is amazingly egotistical.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Sonic and Caliburn snark at each other a lot even when they team up.
* TechnicolorToxin: When a character is poisoned, purple bubbles will appear around them.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Amy/Nimue's dress.
* VideogameCaringPotential: You can give rings to the townspeople (providing that you have 20 to give) and in return (if you succeed on the Quick Time Events) said towns-person will give you an item. Doing so will also add to the Knight's Honor bonus.
* VideogameCrueltyPotential: You can actually attack the innocent townspeople. Doing so has a negative impact on your score however and can saddle you with negative titles.
* VideoGameSettings:
** PalmtreePanic: Misty Lake.
** BigFancyCastle: Camelot Castle, Knight's Passage and Faraway Avalon.
*** AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Knight's Passage.
** TheLostWoods: Deep Woods and Shrouded Forest.
*** SlippySlideyIceWorld: Shrouded Forest.
** DeathMountain: Titanic Plain and Great Megalith.
** GreenHillZone: Misty Lake, Titanic Plain and Great Megalith.
** PlanetHeck: Molten Mine and The Cauldron.
** FinalBossNewDimension [=/=] BossOnlyLevel: Dark Hollow.
** UndergroundLevel [=/=] DugTooDeep: Crystal Cave and Dragon's Lair.
* VillainSong: "With Me", the final boss theme, is sung from the perspective of [[spoiler:Merlina, the Dark Queen]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Merlina turns out to be one. Her reasons for doing so are so sympathetic that Sonic doesn't hold any grudge against her after defeating her]].
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler:Sonic and Merlina take opposite views on this -- Sonic would rather make the most of his time, while Merlina would rather not see Camelot face its eventual fall.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: It's stated that King Arthur turned evil due to Excalibur's scabbard of immortality. [[spoiler:Judging by all evidence, something similar happened to Merlina as well]].
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