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* May 6-7, 2016 were not good days for [[spoiler:ComicBook/WarMachine]] in any medium. The former saw the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', which [[spoiler:saw he crippled following a stray blast from ComicBook/TheVision damaging his armor]] and the latter saw the release of the Free Comic Book Day special that kick starts ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' [[spoiler:with his death by ComicBook/{{Thanos}} being what set things off.]]

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* May 6-7, 2016 were not good days for [[spoiler:ComicBook/WarMachine]] in any medium. The former saw the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', which [[spoiler:saw he him crippled following a stray blast from ComicBook/TheVision damaging his armor]] and the latter saw the release of the Free Comic Book Day special that kick starts ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' [[spoiler:with his death by ComicBook/{{Thanos}} being what set things off.]]


* ''ComicBook/CataclysmTheUltimatesLastStand'' features the heroes of the ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' universe trying to stop Galactus after he appeared in their universe following the events of ''ComicBook/AgeOfUltron'' and a plot point shows [[spoiler: Ultimate!Reed Richards seeing his mainstream counterpart's daughter, resolving to save the world.]] What caused the story to fall into this trope of the double whammy of [[spoiler: Ultimate!Reed going right back around and resuming being a villain and and the events of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', which would see the destruction of the Ultimate Universe, meaning the heroes only delayed the inevitable.]]

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* ''ComicBook/CataclysmTheUltimatesLastStand'' features the heroes of the ''ComicBook/UltimateMarvel'' universe trying to stop Galactus after he appeared in their universe following the events of ''ComicBook/AgeOfUltron'' and a plot point shows [[spoiler: Ultimate!Reed Richards seeing his mainstream counterpart's daughter, resolving to save the world.]] What caused the story to fall into this trope of the double whammy of [[spoiler: Ultimate!Reed going right back around and resuming being a villain in ''ComicBook/JonathanHickmansAvengers'' (and revealed to have lied about reforming) and and the events of ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', which would see the destruction of the Ultimate Universe, meaning the heroes only delayed the inevitable.]]


* During ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' an LMD of ComicBook/NickFury controlled by the Sons of the Serpents told a series of lies to Franchise/CaptainAmerica and UsefulNotes/BillClinton that said Steve saw that the government originally put Steve in cyrogenic suspension because he'd objected to the UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki and in the decades since before the "present day", would revive Steve and brainwash him to serve in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar and UsefulNots/TheVietnamWar only to put him back on ice when the brainwashing started to wear off. "Ice", a story so reviled, it was [[CanonDiscontinuity it was stricken from canon]], attempted to retcon that Steve in the main Marvel Universe was really put on ice by the government for objecting to the atomic bombs and his memories of a fight with Heinrich Zemo were falsified and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes's [[ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier return]] revealed that the Soviet Union got ahold of Bucky and subjected him to brainwashing, cyrogenically freezing him and thawing him out to carry out missions for them.

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* During ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'', an LMD of ComicBook/NickFury controlled by the Sons of the Serpents told a series of lies to Franchise/CaptainAmerica and UsefulNotes/BillClinton that said Steve saw that the government originally put Steve in cyrogenic suspension because he'd objected to the UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki and in the decades since before the "present day", would revive Steve and brainwash him to serve in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar and UsefulNots/TheVietnamWar only to put him back on ice when the brainwashing started to wear off. "Ice", a story so reviled, it was [[CanonDiscontinuity it was stricken from canon]], attempted to retcon that Steve in the main Marvel Universe was really put on ice by the government for objecting to the atomic bombs and his memories of a fight with Heinrich Zemo were falsified falsified, and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes's [[ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier return]] revealed that the Soviet Union got ahold of Bucky and subjected him to brainwashing, cyrogenically freezing him and thawing him out to carry out missions for them.


* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn''[='=]s backstory for Franchise/CaptainAmerica sees that the government originally put Steve in cyrogenic suspension because he'd objected to the UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki and in the decades since before the "present day", would revive Steve and brainwash him to serve in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar and UsefulNots/TheVietnamWar only to put him back on ice when the brainwashing started to wear off. "Ice", a story so reviled, it was [[CanonDiscontinuity it was stricken from canon]], attempted to retcon that Steve in the main Marvel Universe was really put on ice by the government for objecting to the atomic bombs and his memories of a fight with Heinrich Zemo were falsified and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes's [[ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier return]] revealed that the Soviet Union got ahold of Bucky and subjected him to brainwashing, cyrogenically freezing him and thawing him out to carry out missions for them.

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* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn''[='=]s backstory for During ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn'' an LMD of ComicBook/NickFury controlled by the Sons of the Serpents told a series of lies to Franchise/CaptainAmerica sees and UsefulNotes/BillClinton that said Steve saw that the government originally put Steve in cyrogenic suspension because he'd objected to the UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki and in the decades since before the "present day", would revive Steve and brainwash him to serve in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar and UsefulNots/TheVietnamWar only to put him back on ice when the brainwashing started to wear off. off. "Ice", a story so reviled, it was [[CanonDiscontinuity it was stricken from canon]], attempted to retcon that Steve in the main Marvel Universe was really put on ice by the government for objecting to the atomic bombs and his memories of a fight with Heinrich Zemo were falsified and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes's [[ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier return]] revealed that the Soviet Union got ahold of Bucky and subjected him to brainwashing, cyrogenically freezing him and thawing him out to carry out missions for them.


** At July 2005's ''San Diego Comic Con'', in response to the question the [[ComicBook/SpiderMen Ultimate & 616 universes]] crossing over, Creator/JoeQuesada stated that he'd rather close down one universe than have them cross over because it meant they were officially out of ideas. Fast forward to 2012, and Marvel announced that they will be having 616!Peter crossing over to the Ultimate universe to meet Miles.

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** At July 2005's ''San Diego Comic Con'', in response to the question the [[ComicBook/SpiderMen Ultimate & 616 universes]] crossing over, Creator/JoeQuesada stated that he'd rather close down one universe than have them cross over because it meant they were officially out of ideas. Fast forward to 2012, and Marvel announced that they will be having 616!Peter crossing over to the Ultimate universe to meet Miles. Then the 2015 ''ComicBook/{{Secret Wars|2015}}'' event came along and both worlds -- along with the rest of TheMultiverse -- get destroyed. At the end of the event, [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic]] starts rebuilding the multiverse, but for two years, it appeared that the Ultimate Universe was gone for good (with Ultimate characters such as Miles and the Maker now living in the Marvel Universe)... until ''Spider-Men II'' revealed that the Ultimate Universe is back as well.


* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn''[='=]s backstory for Franchise/CaptainAmerica sees that the government originally put Steve in cyrogenic suspension because he'd objected to the UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki and in the decades since before the "present day", would revive Steve and brainwash him to serve in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar and UsefulNots/TheVietnamWar only to put him back on ice when the brainwashing started to wear off. "Ice", a story so reviled, it was [[CanonDiscontinuity it was stricken from canon]] attempt to retcon that Steve in the main Marvel Universe was really back on ice by the government for objecting to the Atomic bombs and his memories of a fight with Heinrich Zemo were falsified and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes's [[ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWiniterSoldier return]] revealed that the Soviet Union got ahold of Bucky and subjected him to brainwashing, cyrogenically freezing him and thawing him out to carry out mission for them.

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* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn''[='=]s backstory for Franchise/CaptainAmerica sees that the government originally put Steve in cyrogenic suspension because he'd objected to the UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki and in the decades since before the "present day", would revive Steve and brainwash him to serve in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar and UsefulNots/TheVietnamWar only to put him back on ice when the brainwashing started to wear off. "Ice", a story so reviled, it was [[CanonDiscontinuity it was stricken from canon]] attempt canon]], attempted to retcon that Steve in the main Marvel Universe was really back put on ice by the government for objecting to the Atomic atomic bombs and his memories of a fight with Heinrich Zemo were falsified and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes's [[ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWiniterSoldier [[ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWinterSoldier return]] revealed that the Soviet Union got ahold of Bucky and subjected him to brainwashing, cyrogenically freezing him and thawing him out to carry out mission missions for them.them.
* ''ComicBook/FatalAttractions'' saw ComicBook/ProfessorX mindwipe ComicBook/{{Magneto}} is retailiation for ComicBook/{{Magneto}} ripping out ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}'s adamantium--which is also the moment ComicBook/{{Onslaught}} was born, at Magneto's dark side lashed out and attached itself to Xavier's.

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* ''ComicBook/HeroesReborn''[='=]s backstory for Franchise/CaptainAmerica sees that the government originally put Steve in cyrogenic suspension because he'd objected to the UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki and in the decades since before the "present day", would revive Steve and brainwash him to serve in UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar and UsefulNots/TheVietnamWar only to put him back on ice when the brainwashing started to wear off. "Ice", a story so reviled, it was [[CanonDiscontinuity it was stricken from canon]] attempt to retcon that Steve in the main Marvel Universe was really back on ice by the government for objecting to the Atomic bombs and his memories of a fight with Heinrich Zemo were falsified and ComicBook/BuckyBarnes's [[ComicBook/CaptainAmericaWiniterSoldier return]] revealed that the Soviet Union got ahold of Bucky and subjected him to brainwashing, cyrogenically freezing him and thawing him out to carry out mission for them.

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* A 1994 PublicServiceAnnouncement comic, ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica Goes to War Against Drugs'', was an {{Anvilicious}} anti-drug story involving villains who [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing got their powers from drugs]] and an [[SpaceWhaleAesop alien plot]] to conquer Earth by getting its populace addicted to drugs. The story's writer, George Caragonne, later became addicted to cocaine and committed suicide.


** Early in 2003, the original Venom arc was published, which revealed in the Ultimate universe, the Venom suit was originally develops as a means to cure cancer. Fall of the same year, Paul Jenkins's first arc on the second volume of ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' revealed that one of the reasons the Venom symbiote was drawn to mainline!Eddie was because he had cancer.

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** Early in 2003, the original Venom arc was published, which revealed in the Ultimate universe, the Venom suit was originally develops developed as a means to cure cancer. Fall of the same year, Paul Jenkins's first arc on the second volume of ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' revealed that one of the reasons the Venom symbiote was drawn to mainline!Eddie was because he had cancer.

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* ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'':
** Back in the early [[TheNineties nineties]], one of the most famous songs by Italian band 883[[note]]that now, by the way, is no more since its lead singer is now pursuing a solo career[[/note]] was titled "Hanno Ucciso L'Uomo Ragno", which is Italian for ''"They Killed Spider-Man"''. [[TearJerker Fast-forward by twenty-years-or-so.]]
** In "Cats and Queens", the focus of MJ's story was her wanting to run away from home so she and Peter could be married, with him saying he'll always be there for her. Also in the same arc, Black Cat tells him he'll have seven years bad luck. This was in 2004...
*** Similarly, every time the subject of sex came up between Peter and MJ, they resolve to "wait until they're older".
** At July 2005's ''San Diego Comic Con'', in response to the question the [[ComicBook/SpiderMen Ultimate & 616 universes]] crossing over, Creator/JoeQuesada stated that he'd rather close down one universe than have them cross over because it meant they were officially out of ideas. Fast forward to 2012, and Marvel announced that they will be having 616!Peter crossing over to the Ultimate universe to meet Miles.
** Every discussion anyone ever has about Peter's future now that we know his [[KilledOffForReal eventual fate]]. And then shot to pieces after the reveal that [[spoiler:he came back to life.]]
** Early in 2003, the original Venom arc was published, which revealed in the Ultimate universe, the Venom suit was originally develops as a means to cure cancer. Fall of the same year, Paul Jenkins's first arc on the second volume of ''Spectacular Spider-Man'' revealed that one of the reasons the Venom symbiote was drawn to mainline!Eddie was because he had cancer.


* In an issue of ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' from 1984, we get a flashback (-forward?) to Rachel Summers' CrapsackWorld of her [[BadFuture Days of Future Past]], where it's revealed that among the other actions to happen in the war against the mutants, someone destroyed the World Trade Center with a bomb (one panel shows the Twin Towers in ruins). Unthinkable in 1986, but cringe-inducing after 1993 and absolutely eerie after 2001. Bear in mind that, if not for ComicBookTime, 2001 would likely be the ''actual year'' that the World Trade Center was destroyed in Rachel's timeline.

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* In an issue of ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen'' from 1984, we get a flashback (-forward?) to Rachel Summers' ComicBook/RachelSummers' CrapsackWorld of her [[BadFuture Days of Future Past]], where it's revealed that among the other actions to happen in the war against the mutants, someone destroyed the World Trade Center with a bomb (one panel shows the Twin Towers in ruins). Unthinkable in 1986, but cringe-inducing after 1993 and absolutely eerie after 2001. Bear in mind that, if not for ComicBookTime, 2001 would likely be the ''actual year'' that the World Trade Center was destroyed in Rachel's timeline.



* 9/11 times four, and this time not from Marvel: An issue of Comicbook/{{Superman}} sent [[Franchise/TheDCU DC]] into a panic, when the [=LexCorp=] Towers (Metropolis' version of the Twin Towers) were shown to be in a state of near total collapse after being hit by an alien spaceship. [[http://911blogger.com/node/19407 The day that comic was due to hit newstands? September 12, 2001]]. DC assured retailers that they would be allowed a no-fault return for the issue, given the situation, and encouraged them to make use of it. Few, apparently, did.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** In ''ComicBook/ActionComics #275'', Supergirl dreams that Superman never turned up and she lived her cousin's life. In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', written 37 years after, Superman never turned up and Supergirl was world's greatest hero... because [[spoiler:Lex Luthor found Kal-El's rocket and murdered the baby]].
** ''ComicBook/DemonSpawn'' stated that Kara had an internal death wish. It was written by Marv Wolfman, who fourteen years later wrote ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'' #7, where Supergirl made an HeroicSacrifice to save TheMultiverse.
** [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/S_PJXGpxHGI/AAAAAAAAIYY/hesshogulz8/s1600/adv+383.jpg The cover]] of ''Adventure Comics #383'' (1969) has Supergirl turned into a ghost and trapped in an alternate universe where no one knows she's alive... Flash-forward to the Post-Crisis universe where no one remembers Kara Zor-El ever existed and she's merely an invisible spirit (until the appearance of the Post-Crisis Supergirl).
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9/11 times four, and this time not from Marvel: four: An issue of Comicbook/{{Superman}} sent [[Franchise/TheDCU DC]] Franchise/TheDCU into a panic, when the [=LexCorp=] Towers (Metropolis' version of the Twin Towers) were shown to be in a state of near total collapse after being hit by an alien spaceship. [[http://911blogger.com/node/19407 The day that comic was due to hit newstands? September 12, 2001]]. DC assured retailers that they would be allowed a no-fault return for the issue, given the situation, and encouraged them to make use of it. Few, apparently, did.


* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an famous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi (the trope image of EvenEvilHasStandards). [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Marvel's paragon had less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an famous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi (the trope image of EvenEvilHasStandards). [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Rogers, Marvel's paragon had less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]


* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an infamous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi. [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Marvel's paragon now has less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an infamous famous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi. Nazi (the trope image of EvenEvilHasStandards). [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Marvel's paragon now has had less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]

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* ''ComicBook/BatmanAndCaptainAmerica'' has an infamous moment where the ComicBook/TheJoker terminates his alliance with the ComicBook/RedSkull upon learning the Skull wasn't faking being a Nazi. [[spoiler:Naturally, after the Skull caused a CosmicRetcon to turn Steve into everything he's sworn to fought against in ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'' and ''ComicBook/SecretEmpire'', fans took to pointing out that, until the latter's end saw the return of the true Steve Rgoers, Marvel's paragon now has less morals that the man who [[ComicBook/TheKillingJoke crippled Barbara Gordon, tortured Commissioner Gordon]], and killed [[ComicBook/ADeathInTheFamily Jason Todd]] and [[ComicBook/BatmanNoMansLand Sarah Essen]].]]


* After [[spoiler: Ozymandias]] detonates his [[spoiler: psychic squid]] in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', an airship can be seen crashed into the side of a New York skyscraper.

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* After [[spoiler: Ozymandias]] [[spoiler:Ozymandias]] detonates his [[spoiler: psychic [[spoiler:psychic squid]] in ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', an airship can be seen crashed into the side of a New York skyscraper.



** Having Speedy, Wonder Girl and Flash return to Cheshire, Terry Long and Francis Kane with the idea that this is a relief to them. [[spoiler: All three of these couples later go nuclear, one of them literally.]]

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** Having Speedy, Wonder Girl and Flash return to Cheshire, Terry Long and Francis Kane with the idea that this is a relief to them. [[spoiler: All [[spoiler:All three of these couples later go nuclear, one of them literally.]]



*** And then the third issue of the new Runaways has [[spoiler:Chase accidentally activating Victorious during an attempt to revive Victor.]]



* May 6-7, 2016 were not good days for [[spoiler: ComicBook/WarMachine]] in any medium. The former saw the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', which [[spoiler: saw he crippled following a stray blast from ComicBook/TheVision damaging his armor]] and the latter saw the release of the Free Comic Book Day special that kick starts ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' [[spoiler: with his death by ComicBook/{{Thanos}} being what set things off.]]

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* May 6-7, 2016 were not good days for [[spoiler: ComicBook/WarMachine]] [[spoiler:ComicBook/WarMachine]] in any medium. The former saw the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', which [[spoiler: saw [[spoiler:saw he crippled following a stray blast from ComicBook/TheVision damaging his armor]] and the latter saw the release of the Free Comic Book Day special that kick starts ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'' [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with his death by ComicBook/{{Thanos}} being what set things off.]]

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