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Dec 24, 2011 6:28 PM

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Rider, then Lancer.
 
Dec 24, 2011 9:33 PM

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In just a few minutes of a single episode, Berserker left one of the biggest impressions an anime character has ever had on me. And not even a single line was spoken.
 
Dec 24, 2011 10:10 PM

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Assassin.

Spoiler: Without him, there would be no Assassin's Creed.
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Dec 24, 2011 10:19 PM

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I love to see Berserker in action, but I prefer Rider overall. Great in his speech and in action.

This.
 
Dec 25, 2011 2:20 AM

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Its definitely Berserker for me. Without saying a single word he became my favorite. Can't say that's happened before.
 
Dec 25, 2011 2:33 AM

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I like Rider, Saber and Gilgamesh.
Lancer and Berserker are okay.
I dislike Assassin.
I HATE Caster with a great passion T_T
 
Dec 25, 2011 2:53 AM

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Archer :)

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Dec 25, 2011 5:12 AM

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Got to be Archer for me.

His intellectual level and the way he highly think of him self and still think rationally always been his charm. This season we've seen a side of him we barely knew about from the Fate\Stay Night. I'm sure he will play a big role in the last season in April next year.
 
Dec 25, 2011 5:49 AM

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Caster and Rider. I love silly crazy characters.
 
Dec 26, 2011 2:12 PM

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Poor Assassin, just three votes! I wonder if they had include the ditched Loli!Assassin + Waver + Rider subplot, they would be more popular.

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Dec 26, 2011 2:15 PM

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Poor Assassin, just three votes! I wonder if they had include the ditched Loli!Assassin + Waver + Rider subplot, they would be more popular.



If they added that part, what would have happened to the loli assassin (lol) in the end?
 
Dec 26, 2011 2:18 PM

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If they added that part, what would have happened to the loli assassin (lol) in the end?


Killed by Rider and Waver, after Kirei issues the command spell. It was mean to be a heartbreaking moment because she broke out the hive mind and they adopted her and grew close to her. Like a wacky comedy trio that ends in tragedy ;;

Pity Gen didn't fully write the idea, she still exists in official art.
 
Dec 29, 2011 6:22 PM

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Rider is by far the best servant and character of Fate/Zero..




This could be my top 3 of servants.

Fate/Stay Night -> Saber
Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works -> Lancer
Fate/Zero -> Rider
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Dec 29, 2011 6:31 PM

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Rider is by far the best servant and character of Fate/Zero..




This could be my top 3 of servants.

Fate/Stay Night -> Saber
Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works -> Lancer
Fate/Zero -> Rider


Actually, he didn't, but the anime made it look like that. Read my comments in the last thread of episode 11 for more novel information. :)
 
Dec 29, 2011 6:33 PM

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Lancer, Rider, then Archer.
 
Dec 29, 2011 6:47 PM

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I really like Lancer, Saber, and Rider - in that order. And I think Archer is extremely attractive.
 
Dec 29, 2011 8:19 PM

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For me it is everyone of them, however Caster just seem more interesting and I am as "artistic" as him so my vote goes to.....
 
Dec 30, 2011 2:52 AM

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My god, Rider simply stole the show from Saber in Zero. He was just so amazing, I felt my heart hanging on his every word. I'm a guy myself mind you..lol
 
Dec 30, 2011 3:04 AM

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From fave to least: Archer, Berserker, Rider, Saber, Caster, Assassin, Lancer.

Gil was kinda douchy in F/SN with his "you all suck and should die" attitude. He is SO much more boss in F/Z. Now its more of a "I own you, whether you realize it or not" kinda thing, makes him look the badass that he is (that, and his Judge Dredd "I AM THE LAW" lines from Ep. 11).
 
Dec 30, 2011 10:21 AM

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After i saw the 11th episode of FZ, my favourite servant is Rider.
But i also like Lancer and Saber.
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Dec 30, 2011 12:30 PM

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My god, Rider simply stole the show from Saber in Zero. He was just so amazing, I felt my heart hanging on his every word. I'm a guy myself mind you..lol


No just Rider. Waver simply took away Kiritsugu's protagonist as Master. He is getting character development while the Anime really, REALLY ignores Emiya. Not that I mind, but it did surprise me.

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Gil was kinda douchy in F/SN with his "you all suck and should die" attitude. He is SO much more boss in F/Z. Now its more of a "I own you, whether you realize it or not" kinda thing, makes him look the badass that he is (that, and his Judge Dredd "I AM THE LAW" lines from Ep. 11).


Like in Carnival Phantasm? "I'm the Rules." XD

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Dec 30, 2011 12:39 PM

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Come to think of it Rider and Waver have been focused on quite a lot so far. It makes me wonder why they aren't listed as main characters? Aside from Saber, Irisviel, and Kirei I'm pretty sure they've had the most screen time especially when you compare it to Kiritsugu.
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Dec 30, 2011 12:44 PM

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Come to think of it Rider and Waver have been focused on quite a lot so far. It makes me wonder why they aren't listed as main characters? Aside from Saber, Irisviel, and Kirei I'm pretty sure they've had the most screen time especially when you compare it to Kiritsugu.


Yeah, it was a (pleasant) surprise. Most of Kiritusugu's screentime, outside of his fight with Kayneth and Illya interactions, is completely forgettable. I guess novel wise it relied on gun stuff and introspection and that doesn't translate well on screen.
 
Dec 30, 2011 3:38 PM

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As you said without a narrator just spouting exposition a lot of the stuff focused on Kiritsugu in the Novel can't be adapted in Anime form.

His flashback later on should go some way to making up for it.
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Dec 30, 2011 3:42 PM

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The best servant when come down to guerrilla warfare ASSASSIN. I don't care what anyone says that bastard Kirei was All BRAWN AND NO BRAIN for not taking advantage in this war when he had ASSASSIN.


Kirei never wanted to win. He wanted out this mess... Saying Kotomine Kirei has no brain is... lol. He's a master schemer, but only when he wants. This was Tokiomi's idea (he's the idiot).


True, but I was frustrated that day since the assassin was killed by rider. So many people on the forum claim that the assassin is weak, stupid or kirei have did more fighting then the assassin. kirei order them to only to observe the other masters and then use a command seal to force the assassin to fight rider in the open. Bad time for him not to be scheming since he really could have won the war with assassin.

Heck, I wish the assassin was summoned by Kiritsugu instead of kirei then the true skilled of the assassin would have been shown.
 
Dec 30, 2011 4:07 PM

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True, but I was frustrated that day since the assassin was killed by rider. So many people on the forum claim that the assassin is weak, stupid or kirei have did more fighting then the assassin. kirei order them to only to observe the other masters and then use a command seal to force the assassin to fight rider in the open. Bad time for him not to be scheming since he really could have won the war with assassin.

Heck, I wish the assassin was summoned by Kiritsugu instead of kirei then the true skilled of the assassin would have been shown.


Kirei didn't use them for this. It was Tokiomi's idea. Kirei (so far) doesn't want to get involved into the Grail War (once he does, brace yourself for epic trolling everyone. You do remember why Kiritsugu fears him right?). Tokiomi told him to use the command spells, thinking they could get to see Rider's trumpcard and get away with minimal losses (since they were like 78 Assassins).

The problem was that Rider's NP is a reality marble where he can manipulate the locations of everyone inside (enemy, friend or army). Didn't you notice the assassins were gathered all together in front when thy were circling them and spread a moment ago? It was also in a dessert where they can't hide at all or run since they are in Rider's world... :/

Tokiomi did regret the losses.
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Dec 30, 2011 4:10 PM

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azuremask said:
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The best servant when come down to guerrilla warfare ASSASSIN. I don't care what anyone says that bastard Kirei was All BRAWN AND NO BRAIN for not taking advantage in this war when he had ASSASSIN.


Kirei never wanted to win. He wanted out this mess... Saying Kotomine Kirei has no brain is... lol. He's a master schemer, but only when he wants. This was Tokiomi's idea (he's the idiot).


True, but I was frustrated that day since the assassin was killed by rider. So many people on the forum claim that the assassin is weak, stupid or kirei have did more fighting then the assassin. kirei order them to only to observe the other masters and then use a command seal to force the assassin to fight rider in the open. Bad time for him not to be scheming since he really could have won the war with assassin.

Heck, I wish the assassin was summoned by Kiritsugu instead of kirei then the true skilled of the assassin would have been shown.


I think Kiritsugu is much better off with a powerhouse like Saber than he would've been with Assassin, he's perfectly capable of assassinating Masters himself, and when he comes across one that is too closely guarded by their servant he's got Saber to distract them or just defeat them outright.

If he had assassin, as a Master/Servant team they'd be overspecialised at killing masters.

If Kiritsugu is discovered by a Servant at any time, he's basically screwed, Assassin is incapable of protecting him from a direct assault by any of them.

Rider and Caster can render the Assassins' number advantage null and void with their Noble Phantasms, whilst Archer, Lancer, Saber and Berserker are strong enough to cut through them anyway.

The only way it'd work out for Kiritsugu with the Assassins as his Servants would be if the masters were left completely unprotected and in the open in which case he wouldn't even need Assassin to take them out, he could do that himself (Kayneth with his Volumen Hydragyrum would be the trickiest for Kiritsugu to snipe in that situation, yet he was already defeated in a direct confrontation by Kiritsugu in the Novel/show).

Just think if Kiritsugu somehow managed to assassinate Gil's Master, the Archer's independant action ability means that he'd still be at large for as long as he could secure his own prana supply, he'd just consume souls to keep himself around indefinitely and Neither Kiritsugu nor his Assassins would be able to do a thing to stop him.
 
Dec 30, 2011 4:16 PM

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If he had assassin, as a Master/Servant team they'd be overspecialised at killing masters.

If Kiritsugu is discovered by a Servant at any time, he's basically screwed, Assassin is incapable of protecting him from a direct assault by any of them.

Rider and Caster can render the Assassins' number advantage null and void with their Noble Phantasms, whilst Archer, Lancer, Saber and Berserker are strong enough to cut through them anyway.

The only way it'd work out for Kiritsugu with the Assassins as his Servants would be if the masters were left completely unprotected and in the open in which case he wouldn't even need Assassin to take them out, he could do that himself (Kayneth with his Volumen Hydragyrum would be the trickiest for Kiritsugu to snipe in that situation, yet he was already defeated in a direct confrontation by Kiritsugu in the Novel/show).

Just think if Kiritsugu somehow managed to assassinate Gil's Master, the Archer's independant action ability means that he'd still be at large for as long as he could secure his own prana supply, he'd just consume souls to keep himself around indefinitely and Neither Kiritsugu nor his Assassins would be able to do a thing to stop him.


This.

Unlike the anime, Uryuu's not walking around in the night without Caster. And they have a guarded lair (Assassin could infiltrate it AFTER Rider went there first). Without Saber around, Caster would try to win the grail war to resurrect Jeanne too. So he'll be more (?) focused.

Killing Tokiomi means Gil'll go with Kirei which is the worst case scenario ever for Kiritsugu (lol). I bet Gil would even kill off whoever is Kirei's Servant to make the contract with him. Targeting Kotomine? If he can fend against a complete stats True Assassin in HF when he's much weaker, in his prime, Kirei would wipe out more than one of those 'diluted' versions. He does fight Dead Apostles, guys.

Targeting Waver is hard because he and Rider are joined by the hip. And Rider can wipe out most assassins by himself, with or without Reality Marble.
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Dec 31, 2011 1:28 AM

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If he had assassin, as a Master/Servant team they'd be overspecialised at killing masters.

If Kiritsugu is discovered by a Servant at any time, he's basically screwed, Assassin is incapable of protecting him from a direct assault by any of them.

Rider and Caster can render the Assassins' number advantage null and void with their Noble Phantasms, whilst Archer, Lancer, Saber and Berserker are strong enough to cut through them anyway.

The only way it'd work out for Kiritsugu with the Assassins as his Servants would be if the masters were left completely unprotected and in the open in which case he wouldn't even need Assassin to take them out, he could do that himself (Kayneth with his Volumen Hydragyrum would be the trickiest for Kiritsugu to snipe in that situation, yet he was already defeated in a direct confrontation by Kiritsugu in the Novel/show).

Just think if Kiritsugu somehow managed to assassinate Gil's Master, the Archer's independant action ability means that he'd still be at large for as long as he could secure his own prana supply, he'd just consume souls to keep himself around indefinitely and Neither Kiritsugu nor his Assassins would be able to do a thing to stop him.


Aassassin is not meant to fight other servant but to kill master in which Kiritsugu would be perfect for the assassin. As for another servant finding Kiritsugu is very low through FZ since stay in the shadows and the chance would be zero if he had the assassin with him. Assassin have better senses than other servant and if would have sense the opposing party before they can get to him. Sure it be extremely difficult to take out rider master or getting rid of archer because of his IA but it can be done using the right tactics.

For example ep 11 if kirei didn't use the command spell on assassin just to attack rider then waver would have been kill by the female assassin.

Servants can't always be at their master side. Someone who can use the assassin right would take advantage of this since you have about what 80 assassins.

For example: Berserker master is no where near when his servant fights that is an easy assassination and don't say he can use the bug to defend him. Servants or people from the church are the only one that react fast enough from an surprise attack by the assassin.

Kiritsugu preparation would go lot faster with the skilled of FZ assassin
Expert of Many Specializations
A total of 32 different skills ranging from tactics, academia, espionage, assassination, swindling, rhetoric and others can be used with proficiency of Rank B or above. (Assassin achieves this by arbitrary changing between his multiple personalities).

It possible that a mail man can be an assassin wearing mail man uniform giving another master a package which might be a bomb or one of the kids that caster master try to take from their home might be an assassin. There are many tactics to for an assassin to secure a victory.
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Dec 31, 2011 1:43 AM

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For example ep 11 if kirei didn't use the command spell on assassin just to attack rider then weaver would have been kill by the female assassin.


The command spell was "Victory no matter what". It wasn't just attack someone in particular (although they target was Rider and Waver). They targeted Waver, it was clear in the novel (the episode didn't do it justice if you ask me and for many reasons: including cutting key scenes and dialogues).

And for the record, outside of battles or healing, Servants usually DO remain at their Master's sides in Spirit form.
 
Jan 16, 2012 4:13 PM

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Rider! He has the best personality in my opinion~ :)


 
Jan 16, 2012 4:17 PM

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I picked Rider but it is a draw between him and Archer. Thay are both so badass in different ways
 
Jan 17, 2012 5:55 AM

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Gilgamesh and Rider~
 
Jan 17, 2012 12:04 PM

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Rider, hands down.

I wish there was a spin-off where he were the main character.
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Jan 17, 2012 6:21 PM

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Rider, hands down.

I wish there was a spin-off where he were the main character.


Give it some months. Waver and Rider are the most popular Master/Servant match in Japan. They are very high on the polls.
 
Jan 18, 2012 3:30 PM

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Rider, hands down.

I wish there was a spin-off where he were the main character.


Give it some months. Waver and Rider are the most popular Master/Servant match in Japan. They are very high on the polls.


OoOoO really? That's nice to know, especially since they're my favorite Master/Servant pair =D

Got a link or anywhere online that indicates this?
 
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Not in this computer, but there were store surveys about favorite Master, Servant and team (as far as we could see, Waver won the Master one easily. Saber had a slight edge but Rider and Gilgamesh were close behind her. Rider+Waver combo easily won the team one). There is also Newtype polls if you want to check them out. Rider and Waver have been in favorite male character one (while Kiritsugu and Lancer were too, Rider and Waver are staying in the polls for more than one month). Rider was actually number one in the latest one. They are the break out characters of the series. Rider was the anime studio 'face' to wish happy Christmas over twitter.

Kariya is popular too. My guess this would increase next cour when he gets more screentime.
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Jan 18, 2012 8:25 PM

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Wow, I didn't expect sexy sexy Lancer to be so low (only ahead of Assassin and Caster, who barely count anyway...).

But in the end, all my love goes to Broskander. ;-;
 
Jan 18, 2012 8:31 PM

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Berserker! He just seems so cool with that armor of his :P
 
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Thess said:
Not in this computer, but there were store surveys about favorite Master, Servant and team (as far as we could see, Waver won the Master one easily. Saber had a slight edge but Rider and Gilgamesh were close behind her. Rider+Waver combo easily won the team one). There is also Newtype polls if you want to check them out. Rider and Waver have been in favorite male character one (while Kiritsugu and Lancer were too, Rider and Waver are staying in the polls for more than one month). Rider was actually number one in the latest one. They are the break out characters of the series. Rider was the anime studio 'face' to wish happy Christmas over twitter.

Kariya is popular too. My guess this would increase next cour when he gets more screentime.


Probably mostly because Waver received the most character development. Not to mention that he's easy to relate to compared to the other masters. But there might be other reasons too.

Did they dress Rider up as Santa Claus over that twitter? xD

Anyhow, I'm going to go look up the Newtype polls.
 
Jan 21, 2012 3:31 PM

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I voted for Saber, I just like her as a hero...
Also liked Rider and Gilgamesh, they are most interesting ones imo.
Berserker reminds me of the lich king a bit ^^ he is completely badass, but we need to see more about him.
 
Jan 22, 2012 9:12 AM

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Gilgamesh by far, especially in F/Z.
 
Jan 23, 2012 6:32 AM

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Only one I dislike is Lancer. Voted for Caster.

 
Jan 23, 2012 11:04 PM

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Rider

But I really like Archer and Lancer, too
 
Feb 18, 2012 8:28 PM

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Berserker, sure he has a mysterious past and I want to learn more about him but the real reason he is my favorite is because he's Kariya's servant and Kariya is the only guy who is trying to save my poor waifu.
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Feb 18, 2012 10:29 PM

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Lancer :). Loved Diarmuid's story.
Runner up would be Rider and Saber.
Saber probably from FSN.
Rider cause his awesome character :D. Rider's relation with his master, i can somehow relate but I'm not sure how in what ways.
 
Mar 6, 2012 6:13 PM

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I voted for Archer, but If I vote another I would have picked Berserker. Then Rider.
 
Mar 27, 2012 3:29 PM

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Tbh I probably like Lancer, Rider, and Saber about equally... If I had to decide, the order goes something like:

Rider > Saber > Lancer >> Gilgamesh >>>>>> Berserker > Caster >>> Assassin

But FSN Archer is definitely still my favorite of the whole fate franchise.
 
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Favorites are Caster and Rider.
Either way, I stay devoted to my psychopathic characters, so Caster. But Rider is a really close second, he's pimped out.
 
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Berserker because he's just so badass.

Rider a close second for obvious reasons :P
 
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