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* In ''WebAnimation/SpoilsburyToastBoy'', the doctor beetle explains to [[IllGirl Liache]] that "mucus is a living thing" and "it has a certain degree of intelligence." [[spoiler:The beetles later drown Liache when her mucus tells them she doesn't deserve to breathe.]]
* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', while intelligent apes have been given full civil rights, robots, androids, and other artificial intelligences are still not considered people in the legal sense even though they cannot be harmed with impunity (property laws come into consideration). Demons, the undead, and most other forms of monster are free targets, however.



* Disturbingly deconstructed [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/541886 here]]
* [[http://vimeo.com/31894179 Rosa]]has cyborgs that really blurs the line between human and nonhuman [[spoiler:by makeing the red eyed cyborgs seem inhuman and like cold hearted machines, where the Rosa is shown in a sympathetic light]]
* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' makes this a plot point, especially when Mackenzie is trapped in [[DungeonCrawling the Labyrinth]] and runs across the [[YouAllMeetInAnInn adventuring party]], including a [[WhiteMage priestess]] [[TechnicalPacifist of the goddess of peace]] and is shot in the shoulder. The resulting argument among the party isn't whether they should save the story's [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] protagonist, but whether they should [[MurderIsTheBestSolution kill her now]], or [[WhatTheHellHero let her bleed to death after they abandon her]].

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* Disturbingly deconstructed [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/541886 here]]
* [[http://vimeo.com/31894179 Rosa]]has cyborgs that really blurs the line between human and nonhuman [[spoiler:by makeing the red eyed cyborgs seem inhuman and like cold hearted machines, where the Rosa is shown in a sympathetic light]]
* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' makes this a plot point, especially when Mackenzie is trapped in [[DungeonCrawling the Labyrinth]] and
In ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', Hyeon accidentally runs across over a squirrel with his car. Normally, roadkill wouldn't have bothered him, but now he has the [[YouAllMeetInAnInn adventuring party]], including a [[WhiteMage priestess]] [[TechnicalPacifist of the goddess of peace]] ability to [[SpeaksFluentAnimal converse with animals]], and is shot overcome with guilt when the squirrel's child wonders what happened to its mother. He feels so bad, in fact, that he takes the squirrel child home and unofficially adopts it.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Lampshaded by Blake after defeating Darkness Robo via GroundByGears:
-->'''Blake''': And the graphic and extensive violence was totally okay because it was a ROBOT and not a PERSON!
* In the ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', while intelligent apes have been given full civil rights, robots, androids, and other artificial intelligences are still not considered people
in the shoulder. The resulting argument among the party isn't whether legal sense even though they should save cannot be harmed with impunity (property laws come into consideration). Demons, the story's [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] protagonist, but whether they should [[MurderIsTheBestSolution kill her now]], or [[WhatTheHellHero let her bleed to death after they abandon her]].undead, and most other forms of monster are free targets, however.



* Deconstructed in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tuZtbca-V4&feature=relmfu Video Game Confessions]] which reimagines Samus as a violent torturer and serial killer. She asks "Why is it that when you kill an alien from another world, you're considered a hero?"
* Played for laughs in a LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys playthrough of Mario Party during the mini game Shy Guy Says when LetsPlay/ProtonJon is horrified when the Shy Guy leaves Wario to drown in the ocean, but ignores Yoshi when the same thing happens to him right afterwards.
--> '''Chuggaa''': ''And you say I'm racist?''
--> '''Jon''': ''Ra... How is that racist? It's a dinosaur!''
--> '''Chuggaa''': ''Dinosaurs are people too.''
--> '''Jon''': ''No, they're not! They're dinosaurs, that's why we call them dinosaurs!''
* When Straizo uses the Ripple on Dio's elite zombies during a scene in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', he spares Page because Page had an almost human-like appearance. Also, Page looked like Pesci, who will make an appearance in Vento Aureo.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Penny calls her creator "father" but is insecure about the fact she's not a [[BecomeARealBoy real girl]]; Atlas regards her as a military secret so even her team mates don't know what she is. Ironwood's stated mission is to replace human armies with robots to protect human life, and Penny believes her purpose is to save the world. Ruby tells Penny she does have a soul, but Penny's team mate associates with her only because ordered. [[spoiler:Cinder tricks Pyrrha into publicly killing Penny to expose Penny's secret and frame Atlas for Vale's invasion. Penny's death focuses on her body shredding inhumanely like metal then on the very human loss of light and life from her eyes. While Ironwood calls Penny a "girl" not a "robot", he seems less concerned with her death than with Ozpin's possible reaction to the reveal; this is unlike both Ruby and Pyrrha who are devastated despite knowing she's a robot.]]
* ''Literature/RunningWithRats'': The FantasticRacism against thoughtforms - people made out of the dreamstuff known as lio - is justified by the people [[BornIntoSlavery holding them as slaves]] to themselves by this logic:
--> They said that thoughtforms weren’t really people. They looked like people, sure, and acted like people. But a ray gun made out of lio could shoot real plasma rays, even if the inside was a black box that shouldn’t work by any world’s rules. In the same way, they said, a thoughtform could have ‘real’ feelings, but they weren’t the same kind of feelings everyone else had- they were just part of the illusion, there to make thoughtforms more like humans. They didn’t have souls, so any emotions they had were meaningless- hollow as a mannequin’s head.
* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': Lampshaded by Blake after defeating Darkness Robo via GroundByGears
-->'''Blake''': And the graphic and extensive violence was totally okay because it was a ROBOT and not a PERSON!
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is an interesting case. The Foundation insists on containing all SCPs, even those that are sentient and have not been shown to pose any danger. However, [[DependingOnTheWriter at least in some stories]], they have strict ethical standards regarding how to treat SCPs, unlike some other organizations in the same universe. It's also worth noting that they're perfectly willing to sacrifice human lives in the interests of their mission; their general attitude towards both humans and SCPs is to do whatever it takes to reliably contain them, but not to be any crueller than is necessary in doing so.


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* ''[[http://vimeo.com/31894179 Rosa]]'' has cyborgs that really blur the line between human and non-human [[spoiler:by making the red-eyed cyborgs seem inhuman and like cold-hearted machines, whereas the titular Rosa is shown in a sympathetic light.]]
* Played for laughs in a ''LetsPlay/TheRunawayGuys'' playthrough of ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' during the mini-game Shy Guy Says when LetsPlay/ProtonJon is horrified when the Shy Guy leaves Wario to drown in the ocean, but ignores Yoshi when the same thing happens to him right afterwards.
-->'''Chuggaa''': ''And you say I'm racist?''\\
'''Jon''': ''Ra... How is that racist? It's a dinosaur!''\\
'''Chuggaa''': ''Dinosaurs are people too.''\\
'''Jon''': ''No, they're not! They're dinosaurs, that's why we call them dinosaurs!''
* ''Literature/RunningWithRats'': The FantasticRacism against thoughtforms - people made out of the dreamstuff known as lio - is justified by the people [[BornIntoSlavery holding them as slaves]] to themselves by this logic:
--> They said that thoughtforms weren’t really people. They looked like people, sure, and acted like people. But a ray gun made out of lio could shoot real plasma rays, even if the inside was a black box that shouldn’t work by any world’s rules. In the same way, they said, a thoughtform could have ‘real’ feelings, but they weren’t the same kind of feelings everyone else had- they were just part of the illusion, there to make thoughtforms more like humans. They didn’t have souls, so any emotions they had were meaningless- hollow as a mannequin’s head.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Penny calls her creator "father" but is insecure about the fact she's not a [[BecomeARealBoy real girl]]; Atlas regards her as a military secret so even her team mates don't know what she is. Ironwood's stated mission is to replace human armies with robots to protect human life, and Penny believes her purpose is to save the world. Ruby tells Penny she does have a soul, but Penny's team mate associates with her only because ordered. [[spoiler:Cinder tricks Pyrrha into publicly killing Penny to expose Penny's secret and frame Atlas for Vale's invasion. Penny's death focuses on her body shredding inhumanely like metal then on the very human loss of light and life from her eyes. While Ironwood calls Penny a "girl" not a "robot", he seems less concerned with her death than with Ozpin's possible reaction to the reveal; this is unlike both Ruby and Pyrrha who are devastated despite knowing she's a robot.]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is an interesting case. The Foundation insists on containing all [=SCPs=], even those that are sentient and have not been shown to pose any danger. However, [[DependingOnTheWriter at least in some stories]], they have strict ethical standards regarding how to treat [=SCPs=], unlike some other organizations in the same universe. It's also worth noting that they're perfectly willing to sacrifice human lives in the interests of their mission; their general attitude towards both humans and [=SCPs=] is to do whatever it takes to reliably contain them, but not to be any crueler than is necessary in doing so.
* In ''WebAnimation/SpoilsburyToastBoy'', the doctor beetle explains to [[IllGirl Liache]] that "mucus is a living thing" and "it has a certain degree of intelligence." [[spoiler:The beetles later drown Liache when her mucus tells them she doesn't deserve to breathe.]]
* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' makes this a plot point, especially when Mackenzie is trapped in [[DungeonCrawling the Labyrinth]] and runs across the [[YouAllMeetInAnInn adventuring party]], including a [[WhiteMage priestess]] [[TechnicalPacifist of the goddess of peace]] and is shot in the shoulder. The resulting argument among the party isn't whether they should save the story's [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] protagonist, but whether they should [[MurderIsTheBestSolution kill her now]], or [[WhatTheHellHero let her bleed to death after they abandon her]].
* When Straizo uses the Ripple on Dio's elite zombies during a scene in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', he spares Page because Page had an almost human-like appearance. Also, Page looked like Pesci, who will make an appearance in Vento Aureo.
* Deconstructed in this ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tuZtbca-V4&feature=relmfu Video Game Confessions]]'' which reimagines Samus as a violent torturer and serial killer. She asks "Why is it that when you kill an alien from another world, you're considered a hero?"
* Disturbingly deconstructed [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/541886 here]].


* Used at the start of ''WebAnimation/ReversalOfTheHeart''. A knight doesn't think twice of killing a defenseless young dragon so that he can steal its gemstone to make a necklace for his beloved. In revenge, the baby's mother curses the gem to
[[BalefulPolymorph turn his beloved into dragon]] while he's out of the room, so when he got back, he sees a dragon in his beloved's room and his beloved "gone"...

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* Used at the start of ''WebAnimation/ReversalOfTheHeart''. A knight doesn't think twice of killing a defenseless young dragon so that he can steal its gemstone to make a necklace for his beloved. In revenge, the baby's mother curses the gem to
to [[BalefulPolymorph turn his beloved into dragon]] while he's out of the room, so when he got back, he sees a dragon in his beloved's room and his beloved "gone"...


* Used at the start of ''WebAnimation/ReversalOfTheHeart''. A knight doesn't think twice of killing a defenseless young dragon so that he can steal its gemstone to make a necklace for his beloved. In revenge, the baby's mother curses the gem.

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* Used at the start of ''WebAnimation/ReversalOfTheHeart''. A knight doesn't think twice of killing a defenseless young dragon so that he can steal its gemstone to make a necklace for his beloved. In revenge, the baby's mother curses the gem.gem to
[[BalefulPolymorph turn his beloved into dragon]] while he's out of the room, so when he got back, he sees a dragon in his beloved's room and his beloved "gone"...


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Penny calls her creator "father" but is insecure about the fact she's not a [[BecomeARealBoy real girl]]; Atlas regards her as a military secret so even her team mates don't know what she is. Ironwood's stated mission is to replace human armies with robots to protect human life, and Penny believes her purpose is to save the world. Ruby tells Penny she does have a soul, but Penny's team mate associates with her only because ordered. [[spoiler:Cinder tricks Pyrrha into publicly killing Penny to expose Penny's secret and frame Atlas for Vale's invasion. Penny's death focusses on her body shredding inhumanely like metal then on the very human loss of light and life from her eyes. While Ironwood calls Penny a "girl" not a "robot", he seems less concerned with her death than with Ozpin's possible reaction to the reveal; this is unlike both Ruby and Pyrrha who are devastated despite knowing she's a robot.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Penny calls her creator "father" but is insecure about the fact she's not a [[BecomeARealBoy real girl]]; Atlas regards her as a military secret so even her team mates don't know what she is. Ironwood's stated mission is to replace human armies with robots to protect human life, and Penny believes her purpose is to save the world. Ruby tells Penny she does have a soul, but Penny's team mate associates with her only because ordered. [[spoiler:Cinder tricks Pyrrha into publicly killing Penny to expose Penny's secret and frame Atlas for Vale's invasion. Penny's death focusses focuses on her body shredding inhumanely like metal then on the very human loss of light and life from her eyes. While Ironwood calls Penny a "girl" not a "robot", he seems less concerned with her death than with Ozpin's possible reaction to the reveal; this is unlike both Ruby and Pyrrha who are devastated despite knowing she's a robot.]]


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* Used at the start of ''WebAnimation/ReversalOfTheHeart''. A knight doesn't think twice of killing a defenseless young dragon so that he can steal its gemstone to make a necklace for his beloved. In revenge, the baby's mother curses the gem.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' is an interesting case. The Foundation insists on containing all SCPs, even those that are sentient and have not been shown to pose any danger. However, [[DependingOnTheWriter at least in some stories]], they have strict ethical standards regarding how to treat SCPs, unlike some other organizations in the same universe. It's also worth noting that they're perfectly willing to sacrifice human lives in the interests of their mission; their general attitude towards both humans and SCPs is to do whatever it takes to reliably contain them, but not to be any crueller than is necessary in doing so.


* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Lampshaded by Blake after defeating Darkness Robo via GroundByGears

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Lampshaded by Blake after defeating Darkness Robo via GroundByGears

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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Lampshaded by Blake after defeating Darkness Robo via GroundByGears
-->'''Blake''': And the graphic and extensive violence was totally okay because it was a ROBOT and not a PERSON!

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* ''Literature/RunningWithRats'': The FantasticRacism against thoughtforms - people made out of the dreamstuff known as lio - is justified by the people [[BornIntoSlavery holding them as slaves]] to themselves by this logic:
--> They said that thoughtforms weren’t really people. They looked like people, sure, and acted like people. But a ray gun made out of lio could shoot real plasma rays, even if the inside was a black box that shouldn’t work by any world’s rules. In the same way, they said, a thoughtform could have ‘real’ feelings, but they weren’t the same kind of feelings everyone else had- they were just part of the illusion, there to make thoughtforms more like humans. They didn’t have souls, so any emotions they had were meaningless- hollow as a mannequin’s head.


* Averted for dark laughs in the last segment of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYnsfV5N2n8 first]] ''[[ASDFMovie asdfmovie]]''. The guy is horrified when he [[spoiler:unwittingly stabs a sapient living cake [[IHaveAFamily (who has a wife and children)]], causing the cake to be DrivenToSuicide]].

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* Averted for dark laughs in the last segment of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYnsfV5N2n8 first]] ''[[ASDFMovie ''[[WebAnimation/ASDFMovie asdfmovie]]''. The guy is horrified when he [[spoiler:unwittingly stabs a sapient living cake [[IHaveAFamily (who has a wife and children)]], causing the cake to be DrivenToSuicide]].


* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' touches upon this subject with the robot Penny. When Team RWBY first meet her, the girls are a little creeped out by how she acts, but Ruby seems to grow on her. When Penny finally admits to Ruby that she's a robot, Ruby's shown not to really care and sees her as just another friend. The Kingdom of Atlas, however, treat her as a human and not a robot because she's supposed to be a military secret. [[spoiler:When Penny is accidentally murdered by a hallucinating Pyrrha, everyone reacts with horror due to the brutality of it all, but Cinder, the one who orchestrated the incident, just considers her one of Atlas' hidden secrets to toss out and frighten the populace. When Pyrrha begs Ruby for forgiveness for killing Penny, not only does Ruby forgive her, Jaune reassures her by making sure no one else is taken the same way she was, meaning that they didn't see her any different before or after the reveal.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' touches upon this subject ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Penny calls her creator "father" but is insecure about the fact she's not a [[BecomeARealBoy real girl]]; Atlas regards her as a military secret so even her team mates don't know what she is. Ironwood's stated mission is to replace human armies with robots to protect human life, and Penny believes her purpose is to save the robot Penny. When Team RWBY first meet her, the girls are a little creeped out by how she acts, but world. Ruby tells Penny she does have a soul, but Penny's team mate associates with her only because ordered. [[spoiler:Cinder tricks Pyrrha into publicly killing Penny to expose Penny's secret and frame Atlas for Vale's invasion. Penny's death focusses on her body shredding inhumanely like metal then on the very human loss of light and life from her eyes. While Ironwood calls Penny a "girl" not a "robot", he seems less concerned with her death than with Ozpin's possible reaction to grow on her. When Penny finally admits to the reveal; this is unlike both Ruby that and Pyrrha who are devastated despite knowing she's a robot, Ruby's shown not to really care and sees her as just another friend. The Kingdom of Atlas, however, treat her as a human and not a robot because she's supposed to be a military secret. [[spoiler:When Penny is accidentally murdered by a hallucinating Pyrrha, everyone reacts with horror due to the brutality of it all, but Cinder, the one who orchestrated the incident, just considers her one of Atlas' hidden secrets to toss out and frighten the populace. When Pyrrha begs Ruby for forgiveness for killing Penny, not only does Ruby forgive her, Jaune reassures her by making sure no one else is taken the same way she was, meaning that they didn't see her any different before or after the reveal.robot.]]

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' touches upon this subject with the robot Penny. When Team RWBY first meet her, the girls are a little creeped out by how she acts, but Ruby seems to grow on her. When Penny finally admits to Ruby that she's a robot, Ruby's shown not to really care and sees her as just another friend. The Kingdom of Atlas, however, treat her as a human and not a robot because she's supposed to be a military secret. [[spoiler:When Penny is accidentally murdered by a hallucinating Pyrrha, everyone reacts with horror due to the brutality of it all, but Cinder, the one who orchestrated the incident, just considers her one of Atlas' hidden secrets to toss out and frighten the populace. When Pyrrha begs Ruby for forgiveness for killing Penny, not only does Ruby forgive her, Jaune reassures her by making sure no one else is taken the same way she was, meaning that they didn't see her any different before or after the reveal.]]


* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', while intelligent apes have been given full civil rights, robots, androids, and other artificial intelligences are still not considered people in the legal sense even though they cannot be harmed with impunity (property laws come into consideration). Demons, the undead, and most other forms of monster are free targets, however.

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* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', while intelligent apes have been given full civil rights, robots, androids, and other artificial intelligences are still not considered people in the legal sense even though they cannot be harmed with impunity (property laws come into consideration). Demons, the undead, and most other forms of monster are free targets, however.


* In ''SpoilsburyToastBoy'', the doctor beetle explains to [[IllGirl Liache]] that "mucus is a living thing" and "it has a certain degree of intelligence." [[spoiler:The beetles later drown Liache when her mucus tells them she doesn't deserve to breathe.]]

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* In ''SpoilsburyToastBoy'', ''WebAnimation/SpoilsburyToastBoy'', the doctor beetle explains to [[IllGirl Liache]] that "mucus is a living thing" and "it has a certain degree of intelligence." [[spoiler:The beetles later drown Liache when her mucus tells them she doesn't deserve to breathe.]]


* In SpoilsburyToastBoy, the doctor beetle explains to [[IllGirl Liache]] that "mucus is a living thing" and "it has a certain degree of intelligence." [[spoiler:The beetles later drown Liache when her mucus tells them she doesn't deserve to breathe.]]

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* In SpoilsburyToastBoy, ''SpoilsburyToastBoy'', the doctor beetle explains to [[IllGirl Liache]] that "mucus is a living thing" and "it has a certain degree of intelligence." [[spoiler:The beetles later drown Liache when her mucus tells them she doesn't deserve to breathe.]]



* ''TalesOfMU'' makes this a plot point, especially when Mackenzie is trapped in [[DungeonCrawling the Labyrinth]] and runs across the [[YouAllMeetInAnInn adventuring party]], including a [[WhiteMage priestess]] [[TechnicalPacifist of the goddess of peace]] and is shot in the shoulder. The resulting argument among the party isn't whether they should save the story's [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] protagonist, but whether they should [[MurderIsTheBestSolution kill her now]], or [[WhatTheHellHero let her bleed to death after they abandon her]].

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* ''TalesOfMU'' ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' makes this a plot point, especially when Mackenzie is trapped in [[DungeonCrawling the Labyrinth]] and runs across the [[YouAllMeetInAnInn adventuring party]], including a [[WhiteMage priestess]] [[TechnicalPacifist of the goddess of peace]] and is shot in the shoulder. The resulting argument among the party isn't whether they should save the story's [[HalfHumanHybrid half]]-[[OurDemonsAreDifferent demon]] protagonist, but whether they should [[MurderIsTheBestSolution kill her now]], or [[WhatTheHellHero let her bleed to death after they abandon her]].

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* When Straizo uses the Ripple on Dio's elite zombies during a scene in ''WebVideo/VaguelyRecallingJoJo'', he spares Page because Page had an almost human-like appearance. Also, Page looked like Pesci, who will make an appearance in Vento Aureo.

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