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Obel Royal Family

    Lino En Kuldes 
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Tengou Star
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (JP) and Kim Strauss (EN)

The ruler of the Kingdom of Obel, and later becomes ruler of the Island Nations after the Island Liberation War. He and the Queen of Obel had two children, Flare and Lazlo, although he has no idea that Lazlo's actually his long lost son. Lino is the Tengou Star, also known as the Star of Conflagration, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • A Father to His Men: His people are his priority and he shows great compassion to their well-being.
  • The Big Guy: Towers over the lanky Lazlo.
  • Blade on a Stick: He wields a spear named (appropriately) Pharaoh.
  • Combination Attack: Lino can perform the "Family Attack" (with Flare) and the "Spear Attack" (with Rachel and Eugene).
  • Cool Crown: Has one for special occasions. Lazlo can take it, along with his royal mantle, from his room in the HQ ship.
  • Duel Boss: Challenges Lazlo to one to decide who would lead the Island Liberation Navy.
  • The Cavalry: In Tactics, Lino and some soldiers arrive at Graska just in time to help Kyril, Corselia, and the others defeat the fishmen.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval battles, Lino can use Rune Cannons of every element, but he is more compatible with the Earth Rune.
  • The Good King: He is a nice guy and well liked by the residents of Obel.
  • Heartbroken Bad Ass: His wife, the Queen of Obel, was bearer of the Rune of Punishment, but it eventually consumed her when she tried to use the Rune to protect Obel from pirates. His son was also lost at sea. The son later turns out to be the hero himself! Neither of them ever realizes it, though. Ironically, in Suikoden Tactics, Lino expresses interest in adopting Lazlo and designating him as his heir.
  • Heroic Build: He is very tough looking.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: He's well loved by the Obel people.
  • King Incognito: He's very casual in appearance, and it's not immediately obvious he is Obel's king. That's just the way he likes it.
  • Modest Royalty: Most visitors don't even know he's a king at first glance.
  • Playing with Fire: In Tactics, his innate element is fire.
  • Power-Up Mount: In Tactics, Lino En Kuldes can ride kangacorns and great owls.
  • Rightful King Returns: After freeing the other islands, Lino returns to retake Obel from the Kooluk Empire.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Obel is known for having royalty with a hands-on approach. Lino is no exception.
  • Surfer Dude: His look.
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    Flare En Kuldes 
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Tenkou Star
Voiced by: Kotomi Yamakawa (JP) and Kari Wahlgren (EN)

The princess and heir to the Kingdom of Obel. Headstrong and kind-hearted, Flare patrols the Kuknasi Sea alongside her own men and refuses to abandon Obel during the Kooluk invasion. She is the Tenkou Star, also known as the Clever Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


    Queen of Obel 
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The late queen of Obel, wife of Lino En Kuldes, and mother of Flare and Lazlo.
  • Barrier Maiden: It's implied that her soul, stuck within the Rune of Punishment, prevents the rune from killing her son, Lazlo, for using it multiple times.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Her real name is unknown, being only referred to by her title.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She used the Rune of Punishment to destroy the invading Kooluk fleet.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Like her husband, Lino, the queen was very loved by the people of Obel.
  • Missing Mom: To Flare and Lazlo, as she perished long ago from using the Rune of Punishment when the Kooluk last attacked.
  • Posthumous Character: She died before the events of Suikoden IV.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Used the Rune of Punishment to save Obel from the invading Kooluk fleet, dying in the process.


Civilians

    Setsu 
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Chizen Star
Voiced by: Masato Hijikata (JP) and Doug Stone (EN)

Setsu is the En Kuldes royal family's overprotective servant. He is the Chizen Star, also known as the Finished Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • Continuity Nod: In Tactics, Setsu is present when Kyril had an audience with Lino En Kuldes, but he has no dialogue or plot relevance. He also posted a request at Middleport Quest Guild, asking someone to deal with an mice infestation in Obel.
  • Control Freak: He's panicky, pessimistic, and is obsessed with manners and decorum. Naturally, he's frustrated by his ultra-casual king.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Justified. Setsu has no combat experience and yet, risks his life to distract the Kooluk soldiers invading Obel in order to gain time for Lino and the heroes to escape in the HQ ship.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval battles, Setsu can use Lightning and Earth Rune Cannons.
  • Jerkass: To Lazlo, when first encountered. Justified, as he is terrified of the Rune of Punishment, but also ironic since Lazlo is actually Obel's missing prince.
  • Non-Action Guy: Well, except for the one time he distracted the Kooluk army by basically going "neener neener" complete with butt-slapping.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Initially, he is very cold when the hero first shows up in Obel, but it's mostly due to the fact that he is wary of the hero's Rune of Punishment.
  • Old Retainer: To the En Kuldes royal family of Obel.
  • Over Protective Dad: His manner towards Lino and Flare.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the Obel Royal Family.

    Desmond 
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Chisu Star
Voiced by: Fumihiro Okabayashi (JP) and Anthony Pulcini (EN)

A resident of the Kingdom of Obel. He's one of Lino En Kuldes' aides and does just about anything the king commands. Desmond is the Chisu Star, also known as the Mathematic Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: His specialty. He is used to swap party members in and out of the hero's team. Since he can never be put into the party, this makes it so that there is always someone who can swap members.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He has a big crush on Louise, but is too shy to spit it out.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Downplayed. He serves under Flare, and she's certainly competent. But he handles all of the logistics and other affairs, leaving Flare free to do what she does best.
  • Lovable Coward: Desmond is nice guy, but is very shy and can be easily frightened. Jango notes that even a mouse has more balls than him.
  • Shrinking Violet: He's incredibly shy.
  • Speech Impediment: He speaks with a pronounced stutter. When asked to man Rune Cannons, he stutters as he fires.

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    Louise 
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Chiin Star
Voiced by: Rika Ohgaki (JP)

A resident of the Kingdom of Obel. She's the resident bartender for the Dauntless and often gives valuable advice to Lazlo and his companions. Louise is the Chiin Star, also known as the Shadowy Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


    Chadli 
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Chikou Star
A native from Middleport, Chadli opened an Item Shop inside the Dauntless, as ordered by Lino en Kuldes. He is the Chikou Star, also known as the Dog Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • Cool Helmet: Wears his helmet all the time.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: He wears his helmet purely as a fashion accessory.
  • No Hero Discount: He offers the same price as other shops do.
  • We Buy Anything: If it's part of a store's normal line, he will carry it after it's witnessed in-game. Notably, though, you can't sell anything to him.
  • We Sell Everything: He sells items that are available from any other store already visited, except for rare items. He's got his own set of rare stuff for that.

    Tov 
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Chiman Star
A shipbuilder from the Kingdom of Obel and the designer of the Dauntless. Tov is the Chiman Star, also known as the Full Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval Battles, Tov can use Fire and Water Rune Cannons.
  • The Engineer: As a shipwright, he was commissioned to build the HQ ship, Dauntless, by Lino En Kuldes in case of emergencies.
  • Equipment Upgrade: He can customize your ships by adding Ocean Rune pieces to raise the shooting distance, mobility and armoring, and also switch out the sails of the Dauntless.
  • Magnum Opus: His floating ship HQ is an in-universe example.
  • No Brows and Forehead of Doom: Seen in his character art.

    Rikie 
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Tensui Star
Voiced by: Inaho Hasegawa (JP)

A native from Na-Nal Island who works as a caretaker of the Obel Ruins. Rikie's husband was one of the previous bearers of the Rune of Punishment. She is the Tensui Star, also known as the Star of Intelligence, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • Death Seeker: Downplayed, but she remarks that she's not afraid of the Rune of Punishment, and left the Ruins in order to be near it.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In her character art.
  • Facial Markings: Rikie has a red upside down triangle is her forehead.
  • Healing Hands: Rikie is a supporting character with the healing ability.
  • Good Parents: To her young son, Rakgi.
  • Love Hurts: Her husband was a bearer of the Rune of Punishment. It eventually consumed him.
  • Mystical White Hair: Has white hair and is a mysterious woman associated with the Rune of Punishment. White hair seems to be common at the Na-Nal Island, as seen with Jewel and Axel.
  • Temple of Doom: She is the caretaker of the Obel Ruins.

    Rakgi 
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Tenrou Star
Voiced by: Mio Iwaoka (JP) and Brianne Siddall (EN)

Rikie's son, Rakgi is a guide in the Obel Ruins. He is the Tenrou Star, also known as the Goal Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • Cheerful Child: He desperately wants to cheer up his mother.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father was a bearer of the infamous Rune of Punishment. Rakgi finds out that it sadly consumed him.
  • Dungeon Crawling: When first encountered, he acts as a guide to the cavernous Obel Ruins.
  • Facial Markings: Has a red upside down triangle is his forehead, just like his mother.
  • Mystical White Hair: Just like his mother, as he is from Na-Nal.

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    Haruto 
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Chimou Star
Haruto is the navigator of the Dauntless. He is the Chimou Star, also known as the Rat Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval Battles, Haruto can use Water and Lightning Rune Cannons.
  • Fantasy World Map: His specialty. Once recruited, it is possible to view the entire world map.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite his cartographical brilliance, he comes across as a little slow.
  • Non-Action Guy: He doesn't even much like having to steer the ship, even though he is the navigator.
  • Odango Hair: His hairstyle.

    Nico 
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Chisin Star
Voiced by: Takayuki Igarashi (JP)

Nico is the lookout of the Dauntless. He is the Chisin Star, also known as the Forward Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


    Pablo 
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Chiziku Star
Voiced by: Manabu Jitsukawa (JP)

A mage and Rune Cannon expert working for Lino En Kuldes. He is a former pupil of Warlock. Pablo is the Chiziku Star, also known as the Axis Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • Combination Attack: Pablo can perform the " Master Pupil Attack" with his mentor, Warlock.
    • In Tactics, he can perform the "Fierce Wind Fangs" and the "Scorched Earth" magic unite attacks with Simeon and Katarina, respectively
  • Court Mage: He is under the employ of King Lino.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: In Tactics, his innate element is earth and he joins with an Earth Rune attached.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval Battles, Pablo can use powerful Rune Cannons of every element. He also happens to have best affinity with fire and earth magic. He also joins with an Fire Rune.
  • Famous Ancestor: Pablo becomes this to Nellis from Suikoden V due to his participation in the Island Liberation War.
  • Fantastic Science: He is heavily into researching Rune Cannons. He wants to know everything about them, especially how they were created.
  • Gag Nose: He has an unusually large nose.
  • Legacy Character: He will have a descendant, Nellis.
  • Magic Staff: He wields the Flash Rod.
  • My Greatest Failure: Pablo deeply regrets not being able to save the life of his mentor, Warlock.
  • The Smart Guy: Is a genius mage and the pupil of Warlock.

    Ornan 
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Chihi Star
Voiced by: Jun Tomita (JP)

A warrior searching for a woman he met at a dance. Ornan is the Chihi Star, also known as the Flying Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • Combination Attack: Ornan can perform the "Silver Attack" (alongside Reinhold and Bartholomew).
  • Doppelgänger Replacement Love Interest: Louise apparently looks just like this mystery girl, and so his attentions are temporarily transferred to her.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: He travels the world, looking for a girl he met once at a dance.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval Battles, he can use Rune Cannons of every element, being best compatible with the Earth Rune.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He starts every fight asleep due to his permanent Waking Rune, and must be hit by an enemy before he'll wake up and be able to fight. The plus side is that once he is hit, it acts as a literal Berserk Button, and he instantly goes into a berserk state.
  • Knife-Throwing Act: Fights by throwing darts.
  • The Quiet One: He's friendly and polite, but still says very little.
  • Recurring Element: Like Sid and Juan before him, he joins with a Waking Rune attached, which causes him to star battles sleeping and became berserk when damaged.
  • Walking the Earth: Trying to find the woman he loved. He continues after the battle is over.

    Dr. Yu 
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Chirei Star
Yu is a doctor in the Kingdom of Obel. He is the Chirei Star, also known as the Clever Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval Battles, Dr. Yu can use Lightning and Wind Rune Cannons.
  • Healing Hands: Has the highest "Healing" supporting ability in the game, with an A ranking and heals all characters after battle by 18%.
    • In Tactics, Dr. Yu cannot attack enemies, but he can fully recover the HP and Cure abnormal status of one ally.
  • Idiot Hair: Seen in his character art.
  • Magic Feather: His main patient is the hypochondriac Trishtan, who is actually in perfect health. Yu gives him a placebo of flour to keep him happy. He feels immense guilt about this, but Cannot Spit It Out and tell Trishtan the truth until an optional battle conversation in Suikoden Tactics, which turns this into a Cassandra Truth.
  • Making a Splash: In Tactics, his innate element is water.
  • The Medic: Once recruited, he becomes the HQ doctor.
  • No Hero Discount: Subverted. Yu charges 500 potch for healing the team, but will stop charging you after being recruited.
  • Promoted to Playable: In Suikoden Tactics.
  • Shock and Awe: He has especially good Lightning Rune firing capabilities in naval battles.

    Cedric 
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Tensoku Star
A mischievous young boy who possess the "True Holy Rune" (which isn't a True Rune, despite the name). Cedric is the Tensoku Star, also known as the Speedy Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • Anti-Frustration Feature: After Cedric is recruited, you will run and sail much faster, even if he isn't in the party.
  • The Artful Dodger: When first encountered, he's pulled a dine & dash, with Rachel in hot pursuit. It happens again in Tactics, and Rachel hires Kyril to help her catch him.
  • Blow You Away: In Tactics, his innate element is wind.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: In a Tactics side-quest, you have to chase and damage him to win.
  • Loveable Rogue
  • Mouthy Kid
  • Promoted to Playable: In Suikoden Tactics.
  • Random Drop Booster: Has the "Found Treasure" ability, that has a chance of finding items after an enemy is defeated.
  • Recurring Element: He is a character from the Tensoku Star who allows you to run faster after being recruited, much like Stallion from the first two games. A notable difference is that Cedric don't have to be in the party for it to work.
  • Super Speed: His specialty. Once he's in the party, walking speed doubles, making it far easier to traverse the world map.

    Manu 
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Chisou Star
An elevator maker native from Obel island. Manu is the Chisou Star, also known as the Walking Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.
  • Anachronism Stew: His contribution to the Liberation Army is inventing an elevator.
  • Anti-Frustration Feature: His elevator helps to prevent backtracking. Even when in Obel's mountains, he can teleport Lazlo from the Dauntless hideout to the shore.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Invents an elevator.
  • Hand Wave: When Lazlo find him in Na-Nal Island, he wonders on how Manu got here if he was in Obel during Kooluk invasion. Manu just says that he escaped through his "elevator".
  • Teleportation: Manu meets Lazlo in Obel mountain path, next to the Dauntless hideout, and offers to teleport him to the shore. Downplayed in that he built an elevator, not a teleportation machine, which oddly is invisible (as it isn't seen in-game and you cannot use it to go back up)

    Gary and Ema 
A couple of travelers searching a quiet place to live.

Both

  • Continuity Nod: To the Maximillian Knights in the other Suikodens. Many years down the road, there would be a group of knights of which one (and a partner) would always join the Hero in each game For Great Justice. The amulet Gary wears is also suspiciously similar to their insignia.
  • Happily Married: To each other.
  • Healing Hands: They have the "Healing" support ability.
  • Promoted to Playable: In Suikoden Tactics.
  • Right Man in the Wrong Place: Gary and Ema were just passing through Obel in search of the perfect place to settle down, when it was attacked by the Kooluk. They bravely supported the Obel people and joined the hero's team once Obel was liberated.

Gary

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Chii Star
Voiced by: Shintarou Oohata (JP) and Kirk Thornton (EN)

Gary is the Chii Star, also known as the Majestic Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


Ema

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Chiei Star
Voiced by: Itonaga Junko (JP)

Ema is the Chiei Star, also known as the Star of Courage, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • Closer to Earth: Ema is far more laid back than her boisterous husband.
  • Combat Medic: Subverted in Tactics. Despite being playable, Ema cannot attack enemies but she can use items directly from the Caravan.
  • Continuity Nod: They are suspiciously similar looking to Maximillian and Sancho from Suikoden I, making her a bit of an odd Distaff Counterpart to Sancho.
  • Making a Splash: Can use Water Rune Cannons in Naval Battles. This is also her innate element in Tactics.

    Nabokov 
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Chisei Star
Nabokov is an item appraiser who lives in Obel. He is the Chisei Star, also known as the Guileless Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.

    Noah 
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Chiku Star
Voiced by: Yuuki Kodaira (JP) and Sherry Lynn (EN)

A mischievous prankster who dress like a Nay-Kobold. Noah is the Chiku Star, also known as the Empty Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • Animal-Eared Headband: Wears a cat headband as part of her outfit.
  • Betting Mini-Game: She runs a card game, once recruited, that can be played for potch.
  • Cat Girl: Subverted. She is a human who likes to impersonate the Nay-Kobolds, and wears a Cat Eared Headband and cat mittens. Desmond even thinks she is a Nay-Kobold.

    Trishtan 
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Chihi Star
Voiced by: Syuhei Takubo (JP)

Trishtan is a man who thinks that he's extremely sick, despite Dr. Yu telling him otherwise. He is the Chihi Star, also known as the Orphan Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • The Captain: After the battle of Fort El-Eal, Trishtan became the Captain of Obel Royal Guards.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • Combination Attack: He can participate in the "Reverse Adonis Attack" with Jeremy and Travis.
    • In Tactics, he is part of the "Obel Soldier Attack" with Jeremy and Millay.
  • Cool Sword: Wields the sword "Aspiration".
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's actually a very competent fighter.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Wears dark clothes and is one of Lazlo's allies.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: In Tactics, his innate element is earth.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval Battles, he can use Rune Cannons of every element, but he is more compatible with the Water Rune.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: He wields a sword named Aspiration.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Subverted, as it is just an affectation. Trishtan believes he's constantly on the verge of dying, but in fact, he's just a huge hypochondriac and in perfect health.
  • Magic Feather: Dr Yu gives him a placebo of flour to keep him happy.
  • Power-Up Mount: In Tactics, Trishtan can ride kangacorns and great owls.
  • Red Herring: By interacting with the closed house, during the first time in Obel, Lazlo can hear him claiming to be dying and begging for help. It sounds serious, but it leads nowhere and, after Obel is retaken, he is seen outside his house and can be recruited normally.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Wears a long scarf and is a competent fighter.

    Carrie 
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Chijyu Star
Dr. Yu's assistant. Carrie is the Chijyu Star, also known as the Beast Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.

    Wendel 
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Chitai Star
Voiced by: Asato Murata (JP)

Nico's fangirl, Wendel wants to be look out when she grows up. She is the Chitai Star, also known as the Retreating Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


  • Dump Stat: Wendel has the highest MAG (magic power) stat in Suikoden Tactics. What makes this a dump stat is that, in Tactics, the characters are split in three categories: Fighter, Mage, and Support-type. Only the mage-type characters can equip spell runes, but Wendel was turned into a fighter-type, meaning that she can't use magic at all.
  • Elemental Powers: In Naval Battles, she can use powerful Rune Cannons of every element. For normal battles, she has better affinity with Lightning and Wind Runes.
  • Hero-Worshipper: She looks up to Nico enormously and aspires to be an amazing lookout, just like him.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: At least according to Nico.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She always says the first thing on her mind, which annoys just about everyone on the ship.
  • Making a Splash: In Tactics, her innate element is water.
  • Mouthy Kid: She always says what's on her mind.
  • Pirate Girl: Her design. Wendel is the ship HQ's assistant lookout.

    Rachel 
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Tenyu Star
Voiced by: Tomoko Kobashi (JP)

A young woman, who is working as debt collector. Rachel is the Tenyu Star, also known as the Guardian Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.


    Travis 
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Tensyo Star
Voiced by: Hideki Makino (JP)

A loner found at the Obel Ruins. Travis is the Tensyo Star, also known as the Swift Star, of the 108 Stars of Destiny.



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