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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, from various countries and time periods, are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, from various countries and time periods, are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all.



* A more down-to-earth Disney example is the Mexican rooster Panchito Pistoles, from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros''. From hearing his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XsfznLzVWI song about his full name]], it seems like the writers tried to cover as much of Latin America as possible in his family background. His paternal grandmother grew up in Lima, Peru, but his father grew up in Ecuador. Meanwhile, his mother was born in Bahia, Brazil (where later the marriage took place). And in the final verses, Panchito says he's ''"Descended from family in Mexico, Chile, Brazil and a couple in Dallas"'', so there's even more family stories before settling in Mexico. Apparently, the family really enjoys getting to know the world (or at least the American continent).

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* A more down-to-earth Disney example is the Mexican rooster Panchito Pistoles, from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros''.''WesternAnimation/TheThreeCaballeros''. From hearing his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XsfznLzVWI song about his full name]], it seems like the writers tried to cover as much of Latin America as possible in his family background. His paternal grandmother grew up in Lima, Peru, but his father grew up in Ecuador. Meanwhile, his mother was born in Bahia, Brazil (where later the marriage took place). And in the final verses, Panchito says he's ''"Descended from family in Mexico, Chile, Brazil and a couple in Dallas"'', so there's even more family stories before settling in Mexico. Apparently, the family really enjoys getting to know the world (or at least the American continent).

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* ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'': Jesse's AmbiguouslyRelated Aunt Maharet introduces her to distant relatives from all over the world. {{Justified|Trope}} with the reveal that Maharet is a vampire who's been tracking the genaeology of her descendants for the last [[TimeAbyss six thousand years]].
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* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' shows that Sly's ancestors lived in Feudal Japan, Ancient Egypt, 13th century England, Ancient Arabia, the Wild West, etc, and even go as far back as the Ice Age.
* inverted in ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' series, since the major family from the series, the Goketsuji, are from Japan. For a tournament in which the fighters have to get some heritage from the family as exclusive requirement to enter, there're characters from USA (Keith Wayne, White Buffalo), England (Annie Hamilton), Italy (Angela Belti) and even Arabia (Sahad Asran Ryuto) apart of Japan.

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* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' ''VideoGame/SlyCooper'' shows that Sly's ancestors lived in Feudal Japan, Ancient Egypt, 13th century England, Ancient Arabia, the Wild West, etc, and even go as far back as the Ice Age.
* inverted Inverted in ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' series, since the major family from the series, the Goketsuji, are from Japan. For a tournament in which the fighters have to get some heritage from the family as exclusive requirement to enter, there're characters from USA (Keith Wayne, White Buffalo), England (Annie Hamilton), Italy (Angela Belti) and even Arabia (Sahad Asran Ryuto) apart of Japan.


* Desmond Miles, the modern-day protagonist of the first three ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, has as ancestors a Levantine Arab member of the Hashashin in Altair ibn La-Ahad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', an Italian nobleman in Ezio Auditore in the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' trilogy, a half-Iroquois/half-British hunter alternately named Connor or Ratonhnhaketon in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', and Connor in turn is descended from the famed Welsh pirate Edward Kenway in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''. In fact, having such a dense bloodline of [[HeinzHybrid Isu-human DNA]] is a large part of what makes him into TheChosenOne.

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* Desmond Miles, the modern-day protagonist of the first three ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, has as ancestors a Levantine Arab member of the Hashashin in Altair ibn La-Ahad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', an Italian nobleman in Ezio Auditore in the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' trilogy, a half-Iroquois/half-British hunter alternately named Connor or Ratonhnhaketon Ratonhnhaké:ton in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', and Connor in turn is descended from the famed Welsh pirate Edward Kenway in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''. In fact, having such a dense bloodline of [[HeinzHybrid Isu-human DNA]] is a large part of what makes him into TheChosenOne.


* Desmond Miles, the modern-day protagonist of the first three ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, has as ancestors a Levantine Arab member of the Hashashin in Altair ibn La-Ahad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', an Italian nobleman in Ezio Auditore in the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' trilogy, a half-Iroquois/half-British hunter alternately named Connor Kenway or Ratonhnhaketon in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', and Connor in turn is descended from the famed Welsh pirate Edward Kenway in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''.

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* Desmond Miles, the modern-day protagonist of the first three ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, has as ancestors a Levantine Arab member of the Hashashin in Altair ibn La-Ahad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', an Italian nobleman in Ezio Auditore in the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' trilogy, a half-Iroquois/half-British hunter alternately named Connor Kenway or Ratonhnhaketon in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', and Connor in turn is descended from the famed Welsh pirate Edward Kenway in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''.''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''. In fact, having such a dense bloodline of [[HeinzHybrid Isu-human DNA]] is a large part of what makes him into TheChosenOne.

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* Charlie Dog from ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. He is 50% Pointer ("There it is! There it is! There it is!"), 50% Boxer, [[TooManyHalves 50% Setter]] ("''Irish'' Setter"), [[TooManyHalves 50% Watch Dog, 50% Spitz, 50% Doberman Pincher]]. But, mostly, he's all Labrador Retriever! And if you doubt his word, get him a Labrador and he'll retrieve it!


* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Ashley has ancestry from across the Orient, except for Japan.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Ashley has ancestry from [[http://egscomics.com/comic/2015-04-15 all across the Orient, Asia]], except for Japan. Japan.


* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Franchises/DisneyPrincesses, from various countries and time periods, are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Franchises/DisneyPrincesses, Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, from various countries and time periods, are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all.


* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Creator/DisneyPrincesses, from various countries and time periods, are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Creator/DisneyPrincesses, Franchises/DisneyPrincesses, from various countries and time periods, are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all.


* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Creator/DisneyPrincesses are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all.

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* In ''Series/FTroop'', Corporal Agarn seems to have family from all over the world. Those that appeared on the show included a French-Canadian, a Russian and a Mexican.

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Creator/DisneyPrincesses Creator/DisneyPrincesses, from various countries and time periods, are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all. \n\n[[folder:Live-Action Television]]\n* In ''Series/FTroop'', Corporal Agarn seems to have family from all over the world. Those that appeared on the show included a French-Canadian, a Russian and a Mexican.


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* In ''Series/FTroop'', Corporal Agarn seems to have family from all over the world. Those that appeared on the show included a French-Canadian, a Russian and a Mexican.
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6301605/1/Fairytales Fairytales]]'' is a long one-shot where all the Creator/DisneyPrincesses are revealed to be connected by blood or marriage (up through ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog,'' the newest movie when the story was written). The final section includes Tiana and Naveen's daughter, who would be descended from them all.

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* A more down-to-earth Disney example is the Mexican rooster Panchito Pistoles, from ''Disney/TheThreeCaballeros''. From hearing his [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XsfznLzVWI song about his full name]], it seems like the writers tried to cover as much of Latin America as possible in his family background. His paternal grandmother grew up in Lima, Peru, but his father grew up in Ecuador. Meanwhile, his mother was born in Bahia, Brazil (where later the marriage took place). And in the final verses, Panchito says he's ''"Descended from family in Mexico, Chile, Brazil and a couple in Dallas"'', so there's even more family stories before settling in Mexico. Apparently, the family really enjoys getting to know the world (or at least the American continent).


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A character has ancestors that have lived across the world.
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'''Basic Trope''': A character has ancestors that have lived across the world.
* '''Straight''': Bob finds that he has ancestors from Japan, Russia, and Ireland.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob has at least one ancestor in every country that has ever existed.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob's ancestors come from countries in the same region or continent.
* '''Justified''': Bob's family was part of a group of nomads, and some settled down in some places.
* '''Inverted''': Bob has descendants that were born and raised in different countries
* '''Subverted''': Bob lives in the country his family was born in, and no known ancestors were born outside of it.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Until he discovers a few forgotten family members born in other countries.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': Every other generation of Bob's family has been born in a different place.
* '''Averted''': Bob's family had a few people in different countries, before most of them settled down in one country.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': Bob wonders how his family could have been from so many different countries.
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': Bob doesn't know his family background, and fantasizes about his many hypothetical ancestors whom he imagines as having lived in various exotic locations through History.
* '''Conversed''': "Dang, you really have a lot of cultures in your background, huh?"
* '''Implied''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': ???
* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played for Drama''': ???
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A character has ancestors that have lived across the world.
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[[folder:Playing With]]
'''Basic Trope''': A character has ancestors that have lived across the world.
* '''Straight''': Bob finds that he has ancestors from Japan, Russia, and Ireland.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob has at least one ancestor in every country that has ever existed.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob's ancestors come from countries in the same region or continent.
* '''Justified''': Bob's family was part of a group of nomads, and some settled down in some places.
* '''Inverted''': Bob has descendants that were born and raised in different countries
* '''Subverted''': Bob lives in the country his family was born in, and no known ancestors were born outside of it.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Until he discovers a few forgotten family members born in other countries.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': Every other generation of Bob's family has been born in a different place.
* '''Averted''': Bob's family had a few people in different countries, before most of them settled down in one country.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': Bob wonders how his family could have been from so many different countries.
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': Bob doesn't know his family background, and fantasizes about his many hypothetical ancestors whom he imagines as having lived in various exotic locations through History.
* '''Conversed''': "Dang, you really have a lot of cultures in your background, huh?"
* '''Implied''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': ???
* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played for Drama''': ???
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This trope is when a character is shown to have many, many ancestors that lived in various parts of the world, sometimes in different eras or time periods. This can sometimes be reasonable (Bob has ancestors that lived in [[UsefulNotes/FrenchRevolution Revolution-era France]], UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, and RoaringTwenties {{UsefulNotes/Chicago}}), or downright ridiculous (Bob also has ancestors from ImperialChina, [[UsefulNotes/SpanishReconquista Reconquista-era Spain]], [[AlohaHawaii pre-colonial Hawaii]], etc).

While this trope could just be a fun little detail, it could become a plot point for multiple reasons. The ancestors could have learned special skills passed down through the family, either genetically or through lessons, such as area specific combat skills or language, or have allies that support their family to this day. A current member of the family could be inspired by their family history to try and do good in the world (especially if they happen to be related to someone historically famous.) If the story involves TimeTravel, the current member of the family could go back and meet his ancestors.

Note: For examples of this trope to count, a character's ancestry should be exaggerated a bit, with approximately 3 to 4 nationalities and/or cultures in a character's background.This is of course a sub-trope of MixedAncestry. Can be related to HeroicLineage if the ancestors were each awesome in some way, CastOfSnowflakes if each ancestor had a unique look, or ReallyGetsAround if some of the ancestors were all the offspring of the same person. Compare MultinationalTeam for a non-family version. Might justify a MultiethnicName.
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*Inverted in the comic ''7Brothers'', which features eight protagonists of just about every ethnicity (European, Asian, Native American, African-American, etc.) all with a common Chinese ancestor: when an EvilSorcerer went around the world on the treasure fleets, his apprentice seduced the local women as often as he could, leaving them with a child whose descendants his spirit could talk to and help to take down the sorcerer once he escaped his imprisonment.
* By force of ContinuityDrift and DependingOnTheWriter, ComicBook/DonaldDuck and ComicBook/UncleScrooge's ancestors include two Egyptian pharaohs, various Ancient Roman characters, Native Americans, French noblemen, Italian merchants, Spanish Conquistadors, the Scottish [=McDuck=] clan, and more. In the 1970's, a special comic arc that ran over twelve issues in Italy attempted to [[JustifiedTrope Justify]] it by showing how the family line had moved across the world [[ItMakesSenseInContext for various reasons]], but later writers couldn't keep that timeline straight and by now it raises more questions than it answers [[note]]For one thing, it showed Scrooge's parents as having lived most of their life in the Klondike, even though in ''ComicBook/TheLifeAndTimesOfScroogeMcDuck'', Scrooge seemed to have lived all of his childhood in Scotland, and his parents didn't give any sign of having ever lived anywhere else, let alone been gold diggers![[/note]]
* In the comic book series ''The Crogan Adventures'', a dad often tells his two sons stories about their ancestors, including a pirate, a French Legionnaire, and two brothers on opposite sides of the Revolutionary War.
* ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon'' has a similar set-up to the ''Crogan'' example, with Talon's ancestors all being spoofs of various historical figure, from a Roman legionnaire to a Christopher Columbus knockoff.
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[[folder:Live-Action Television]]
* In ''Series/FTroop'', Corporal Agarn seems to have family from all over the world. Those that appeared on the show included a French-Canadian, a Russian and a Mexican.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* Desmond Miles, the modern-day protagonist of the first three ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games, has as ancestors a Levantine Arab member of the Hashashin in Altair ibn La-Ahad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI'', an Italian nobleman in Ezio Auditore in the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' trilogy, a half-Iroquois/half-British hunter alternately named Connor Kenway or Ratonhnhaketon in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', and Connor in turn is descended from the famed Welsh pirate Edward Kenway in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIVBlackFlag''.
* ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' shows that Sly's ancestors lived in Feudal Japan, Ancient Egypt, 13th century England, Ancient Arabia, the Wild West, etc, and even go as far back as the Ice Age.
* inverted in ''VideoGame/PowerInstinct'' series, since the major family from the series, the Goketsuji, are from Japan. For a tournament in which the fighters have to get some heritage from the family as exclusive requirement to enter, there're characters from USA (Keith Wayne, White Buffalo), England (Annie Hamilton), Italy (Angela Belti) and even Arabia (Sahad Asran Ryuto) apart of Japan.
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Ashley has ancestry from across the Orient, except for Japan.
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Goofy}}'': Something especially notable in his comics incarnations is that Goofy has a ridiculously old and spread-out family tree. In almost any given situation where history is brought up, he'll offhandedly mention having a great-great-great-great-grandfather or -uncle from the period and region in question and pop up to his enormous and cluttered attic to fish out yet another centuries-old souvenir that his family stashed there. This eventually got to be something of a classic RunningGag with him. It was eventually deliberately exaggerated in the Italian comic series ''Goofy's Great-grand-ancestors'' (''I Bis-bis di Pippo''), which focused on following en extensive series of Goofy lookalikes through 1800's Paris, Columbus' ships on the way to the Americas, the European Middle Ages, Ancient Rome, China, Greece and Egypt, Babylon, the Stone Age, [[ExaggeratedTrope and eventually culminating in a Precambrian single-celled lifeform that already had Goofy's distinctive ears]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Pinkie Pie and Applejack both have families that span over the Equestrian continent. The Apples have even founded another town: Appleoosa. So widespread are both families that Pinkie might be a legitimate cousin to the apples. As of S7, the Pears are another branch of the Apple clan by marriage. And they're in the equivalent to Canada. This has been used to get help from relatives, learn how different families do things, and as a framing device for other stories.
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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' involves the Japanese main characters having ancestors in ancient Egypt and some of the spin-offs take it further. ''VideoGame/YuGiOhForbiddenMemories'' gives ''all'' of the main characters Egyptian ancestors, and ''VideoGame/YuGiOhTheDuelistsOfTheRoses'' features the same characters' ancestors during England's UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses. Making it even more unlikely is how the ancient characters are part of an IdenticalGrandson situation, and many of the interactions and plots between ancestors being an example of GenerationXerox.
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[[folder:Laconic]]
A character has ancestors that have lived across the world.
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[[folder:Playing With]]
'''Basic Trope''': A character has ancestors that have lived across the world.
* '''Straight''': Bob finds that he has ancestors from Japan, Russia, and Ireland.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob has at least one ancestor in every country that has ever existed.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob's ancestors come from countries in the same region or continent.
* '''Justified''': Bob's family was part of a group of nomads, and some settled down in some places.
* '''Inverted''': Bob has descendants that were born and raised in different countries
* '''Subverted''': Bob lives in the country his family was born in, and no known ancestors were born outside of it.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...Until he discovers a few forgotten family members born in other countries.
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': Every other generation of Bob's family has been born in a different place.
* '''Averted''': Bob's family had a few people in different countries, before most of them settled down in one country.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': Bob wonders how his family could have been from so many different countries.
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': Bob doesn't know his family background, and fantasizes about his many hypothetical ancestors whom he imagines as having lived in various exotic locations through History.
* '''Conversed''': "Dang, you really have a lot of cultures in your background, huh?"
* '''Implied''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''': ???
* '''Reconstructed''': ???
* '''Played for Laughs''': ???
* '''Played for Drama''': ???
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