James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture. COM - Da gusto ver a esta parejita follando The World Government raised Luffy's bounty as a direct result of Crocodile's defeat. In the manga, Crocodile's skin color is a more natural light skin color, as opposed to the anime's gray skin. Ohh, les bons coups de bites K vistas.
Crocodile is extremely intelligent and cunning, which is apparent from his ability to lead Baroque Works while keeping the World Government completely in the dark about what he was doing and making himself out to be a hero in the eyes of the people. He is also skilled at crafting near-flawless plans and noticing things that most other people would not.
He is known to deduce a correct conclusion based on very little information; for example, after seeing the white wrappings on the Straw Hats' arms, he almost instantly figured out that it was a safeguard against Mr.
He managed to sabotage the king's reputation among the citizens by secretly importing rain-producing dust into the capital during a period of major regional drought, then having it "accidentally" discovered en route, inciting the threat of civil war and thereby drawing attention away from his own shady machinations.
The entire Alabasta Saga is a testament to Crocodile's strategy and manipulative skills: As well as being heavily experienced from his years as a pirate, he seems to have a better understanding of Devil Fruits than most people, as evidenced by his mastery of his Logia-type powers. He also revealed that the Jailer Beasts were actually "Awakened" Zoan fruit users at a time when no one around him had even realized that they were even Devil Fruit users.
He defeated Luffy no less than twice before his eventual defeat. In fact, if not for his good luck and the help he received from several people, Luffy would have been killed in all three battles: As a former Shichibukai , Crocodile is powerful enough to be recognized by the World Government. He was the Shichibukai with the second lowest bounty at the time 81,, ,  with Hancock having the lowest, although he held the title for so long that such a low bounty would now be outdated.
Indeed, when Crocodile was stripped of his Shichibukai status and transferred to Impel Down , he was placed in Level 6, where the world's absolute worst criminals are kept. Despite his powers being of the Logia-type, allowing him to turn into sand to avoid injuries, he has an enormous amount of physical stamina, durability, pain tolerance, speed, resilience and endurance as well. He was able to take a serious beating from Luffy in their third battle while countering with attacks of his own, and he later managed to take a direct strike from a diamond-encased Jozu with only a single burst blood vessel.
Crocodile also possesses great physical strength, first demonstrated when he carried off the dead bodies of an entire pirate crew namely Puppu 's after dehydrating them with his Devil Fruit powers.
He seemed to be able to fight Doflamingo as an equal, their clash creating a shock wave strong enough to push nearby Marines away, and was uninjured after confronting both Shichibukai despite the fact both opponents possess and have complete mastery of their Haki.
Crocodile was even able to battle Admiral Akainu and appear completely unharmed afterward. He was also one of the few people known to tolerate getting "baptized" in boiling water in Impel Down without flinching, which is considered an impressive feat. He has mastered his ability to the point of perfection and can turn into sand reflexively if attacked; this became especially obvious after Doflamingo cut his head off while he was distracted.
While in a desert area, his powers make him nearly invincible. Crocodile has the ability to create huge sandstorms, make multiple bladed weapons out of sand, and create quicksand given the presence of a nearby underground waterway. He can also suck all the moisture out of any object, living or non-living, by touching it with his right hand.
This ability allows him to utterly destroy his surroundings, killing and macerating any biological substances via dehydration. In addition to being one of the few characters shown to have some degree of mastery over their Devil Fruit, Crocodile is also formidable in hand-to-hand combat.
Its durability was shown to be especially impressive when it took no visible damage from Mihawk's Kokuto Yoru as Crocodile defended Luffy from an attack. The gold part of the hook is hollow and can be removed to expose a poisonous hook hidden inside.
This porous secondary hook releases a powerful scorpion venom, which is strong enough to melt through rock and kill anyone with the effect of a single slash.
In the unlikely event that the hook becomes damaged, there is a knife hidden underneath that can be ejected and used in its place. During his incarceration in both a regular prison and Impel Down , Crocodile was permitted to keep his formidable weapon of a hook, suggesting that the authorities assumed or knew that it was a prosthesis. For the pinnacle of Operation Utopia, Crocodile prepared a specialized bomb.
It was designed to detonate across a maximum radius of five kilometers, large enough to completely obliterate the capital city of Alubarna. It was prepared about 30 minutes prior to the intended firing time, at which point it would be released from a bulky cannon, but in case that method backfired, Crocodile had a special timer installed onto the bomb itself.
The timer was set for less than a minute after the planned time. Twenty-two years before the start of the storyline, Crocodile witnessed the execution of Gol D. At one point in the past, Crocodile's dream was to become the Pirate King. He once went to the New World and grew adapted to its erratic environment. As time went by, though, he grew in power and experience and lost sight of the importance of dreams and trust in other people.
After becoming a Shichibukai in his mid twenties, he was defeated by Whitebeard. He began to focus on Alabasta and became known as a hero who hunted down pirates. Sixteen years before the current storyline, at age 30, he was featured on the front page of a newspaper, having recently defeated some pirates. During his time as a rookie, he had crossed paths with Emporio Ivankov , who ended up with the knowledge of something that Crocodile does not wish to be revealed.
Crocodile secretly started a crime syndicate called Baroque Works. Being careful not to attract too much attention to himself, he gathered some of the best bounty hunters in the world and gave them code names based on power. It is known that he found Nico Robin when she was 24, at which point he made a deal with her. He would protect her and give her sanctuary from the authorities, and in return, she would be his business partner, decipher the Poneglyph , and find the location of Pluton.
When Crocodile called to check in on Mr. When they arrived, they attacked Sanji. He easily subdued them, but the noise of their quarrel made Mr. Sanji pretended that he had to give the Straw Hats a final blow. Crocodile took this to mean that Mr. Later, when informed by his partner of a pirate invasion of Alabasta, Crocodile asked her whether they knew he was there.
Miss All Sunday said that a civil war was going on and they might use this opportunity to their advantage, asking him whether the two of them should go. Crocodile decides to take care of it alone, reminding Ms. All Sunday that he is the citizens' hero. Some pirates, Puppu and his crew, made a grave mistake in attempting to raid Nanohana. When Crocodile showed up, Puppu insulted him for being a "government dog" and, along with his crew, thoroughly stabbed the Shichibukai.
Thinking that he had won, Puppu's mockery turned to horror when Crocodile created a sandstorm that drained the water from Puppu and his crew's bodies. They most likely died from severe dehydration as Crocodile was carrying their corpses out of town afterward. Much later, Crocodile assembled a meeting with all of his Officer Agents at Rain Dinners , marking the first time their boss's true identity would be revealed to them. Crocodile informed his agents of the true goal of the Baroque Works and gave each them their final missions.
Crocodile was surprised by this revelation since, after calling Little Garden, he had assumed that all of the Straw Hat Pirates and Vivi were dead.
With the help of his power, they were able to take photographs of the Straw Hats' faces excluding Sanji and started to take measure to prevent Vivi from meeting with the rebel leader, Kohza. Crocodile ordered the rest of the Officer Agents to take out the Straw Hats posthaste. Luffy and his group pressed forward to confront the Shichibukai. Upon arriving at Rainbase, Luffy and Usopp were sent to fetch some water after their long journey in the desert.
Upon getting water from a bar, the two encountered Smoker and Tashigi. After a big commotion and a frenzied chase, Luffy and some of his crew managed to reach Crocodile's casino, Rain Dinners. Crocodile ordered Robin to take them to the VIP room. Crocodile arrived to greet them shortly after. Luffy and the others were powerless to punch Crocodile, as badly as they wanted to. When Robin brought Vivi, the princess was overwhelmed by anger and attacked Crocodile, but it was useless.
Crocodile announced that Operation Utopia, the plan to destroy Alabasta, would commence at 7 o'clock. He made sure to explain it in an extra infuriating way, just to tick them off. Crocodile showed Vivi the key to the seastone cage before feeding it to a bananadile and beginning to flood the room in an attempt to make Vivi choose between saving her friends and saving her country.
Before leaving, Crocodile taunted Vivi with everything he had. This made Luffy very angry, and he begged Vivi to free them so that he could beat Crocodile. Sanji, nicknamed as Mr. Prince, fooled Crocodile over the snail by baiting him to leave the casino. When Crocodile saw that all his Millions were beaten by the mysterious Mr. Prince, he ran after the obvious decoy, a disguised Chopper. All Sunday wondered if the Straw Hat Pirates could have already found the key, and Crocodile answered by saying that the key was a fake in the first place, revealing that he had the real one.
By the time they arrived at the room, the cage was swinging open underwater, while the beaten Bananawanis and a beat-up Mr.
Crocodile lost his cool. Later in the desert, Luffy saved Vivi from Crocodile's hook and stayed behind to fight him. Crocodile allotted three minutes of his time to battling Luffy. Crocodile attacked Luffy and made his arm wither with his power. Luffy started to panic but remembered the water Toto gave him and used it to restore his arm.
Luffy yelled that Toto stated Yuba would never lose to sand. He busted out a new technique and gulped the top half of Crocodile's sandy body, which further enraged him. Crocodile told Luffy to die along with Yuba and let loose a Sables. Luffy was very upset to learn that the sandstorm would end up in Yuba, but when he tried to complain, he got impaled by Crocodile's hook.
Crocodile held Luffy up and derided him for a while. Crocodile had apparently stabbed right through the water bottle around Luffy's neck on the way into his chest.
Crocodile was surprised that Luffy survived and threw him into the quicksand where he was promptly buried. Later, Vivi arrived at the palace and gave the order for the Royal Army to blow up the palace in order to get everyone's attention, but Crocodile thwarted the plan. This gave Crocodile time to make Vivi despair by telling her that Luffy died and disclose to Cobra the fact that his true goal was Pluton. Hence, he was searching for the ancient weapon Pluton which is hidden somewhere in Alabasta.
To find it, Crocodile was searching for a place containing "true history. They attacked Crocodile, but he avoided their attacks by turning into sand and leaping up to the roof of the palace, not even giving them a chance to touch him. The Tsumegeri Guards died from the aftereffects of the Hero Water, resulting in an angry Chaka attacking Crocodile, revealing his Devil Fruit powers , only for Crocodile to effortlessly defeat him. When Kohza arrived at the palace to force Cobra's surrender, Crocodile gloated that he had manipulated him all this time.
Upon learning of Crocodile's bomb, Kohza wanted to warn the city but was stopped by Vivi, who stated that it would create a panic, instead telling him to stop the war. Crocodile moved in to attack the pair before they could, but Chaka used what strength he had left to intervene, allowing them to escape. The Royal Army raised the white flag, with Kohza in front, but he was shot down by a double agent in the Royal Army, provoking the rebels.
After gloating to her that she should've let Kohza warn the city and that her ideals would be what destroys the country, Crocodile proceeded to throw Vivi off the palace wall, but she was saved by Luffy who came in flying on Pell's back, much to Crocodile's shock as he thought Luffy had died in their last fight.
Vivi met the rest of the Straw Hats on the foot of the wall and went to search for the bomb with them and Pell. During his previous fight, Luffy noticed that water made Crocodile unable to turn into sand as he and the water barrel that Toto gave were pierced by Crocodile's hook. Realizing this, he brought a huge barrel of water to aid him in his rematch against the Shichibukai.
Figuring this out, Luffy decided to switch tactics by drinking all of his water and storing it within himself, essentially becoming what he dubbed "Mizu Luffy". While this new tactic infuriated Crocodile, it proved very effective for Luffy. Unfortunately, he gained enough of an upper hand for Crocodile to stop holding back.
Crocodile ordered Nico Robin to have Cobra lead her to the ponyglyph that contained the location of Pluton, planning to catch up after he finished dealing with Luffy. He then used his strongest technique, Ground Secco and Ground Death, to turn the entire area they were standing on into sand. As Crocodile's hand held Luffy, he was severely dehydrated  and was once again left for dead. Fortunately, however, some water bubbles that Luffy misfired earlier dropped on him, reviving him from his near death state.
Miss All Sunday easily dispatched the Marine grunts who had held her up and defeated Tashigi just as easily with her Devil Fruit ability. As Tashigi struggled for her sword, Crocodile appeared, calling her superior Smoker "cowardly" and mocking her and the Marines' ideals of "Justice" before departing again.
Tashigi was left crying and confused as to what action she should take and angry that she wasn't strong enough. Crocodile soon arrived   but did not get the information he wanted from the stone. Nico Robin alone could read it but told him that all that was said on the Ponyglyph was Alabasta's history. He turned his back on Nico Robin, having no further use for her, and impaled her with his hook, easily avoiding her attempt to kill him.
Cobra triggered a destruction mechanism in the grave to keep the secrets safe, but Crocodile pointed out that he can easily escape with his ability. Annoyed by Luffy's stubbornness, he asked him what was his reason for fighting and being killed. To that question, Luffy answered that he needed to give back the country. Crocodile laughed because he thought he had not yet accomplished that part, but Luffy answered him that if it was the case, Vivi shall be happier, and then he ran towards Crocodile and gave him a direct punch in the face.
Crocodile was surprised about that since Luffy carried no more water. He finally understood that what allowed Luffy to hit him was the blood from his wounds. Realizing that he was facing someone he should no longer underestimate, he took the upper part of his hook off, revealing a poisonous weapon. However, his determination to defeat Crocodile easily overcame this, much to the latter's frustration.
As the battle continued, Luffy kicked Crocodile into the air. Upon doing so, Luffy was blasted with one of Crocodile's powerful techniques. Luffy however withstood the attack and prepared to retaliate. Using a series of moves, Luffy propeled himself up to Crocodile to deliver the final blow.
As a last resort, Crocodile tried to stop Luffy by turning his hand into blades. This did not stop Luffy as he broke through the sand created weapons with his bare fists and delivered a flurry of punches onto his opponent.
Luffy attacked Crocodile with such force that it penetrated a layer of pure bedrock and sent Crocodile flying, finally defeating the Shichibukai. Crocodile being stripped of his Shichibukai title by Tashigi after Luffy defeats him. The Baroque Works president landed in the center of the capital, much to the confusion of the fighting citizens. All Baroque Works agents in the city were rounded up and arrested. The World Government falsified the entire incident , embarrassed that a pirate had saved the country rather than themselves.
To the Marines, Smoker was declared the one who captured Crocodile much to the former's disgust and anger. Crocodile was taken to a prison and was put in the same cell with Mr. Crocodile was enjoying one of his cigars, smiling as he watched his former agents escape.
On their way out, Miss Goldenweek used her Rainbow Color Trap to transform his appearance based on his dream, making him appear as the Pirate King. Later in Impel Down, he was serving his sentence in Level 6. He was placed in a cell not too far from Jinbe and "Fire-Fist" Ace. He seemed confident that Luffy could not refuse his offer. Crocodile had at first lost interest in the outside world, but hearing that Whitebeard was going to war with the Marines had caused him to reconsider as it was a perfect chance to take down the legendary pirate.
Luffy wanted nothing to do with him, considering that the Alabasta incident was still fresh in his mind. Iva however suggested to free him, much to Luffy's shock.
It was then revealed that Iva has long known the former Shichibukai as far back as when he was a rookie. Iva assured Luffy that should Crocodile get out of line, he would take care of him himself since he knew of something in Crocodile's past that he would not want revealed.
Ivankov then stated that he was only willing to free him if Crocodile helped out which Crocodile already offered to do. Jinbe suddenly spoke out, begging to help, as he wanted to save Ace as badly as Luffy, even willing to die "a glorious death" to do so. Noting this, Luffy agreed to his wishes. The other prisoners in Level 6 also asked to be let out too, but Iva silenced them with a Death Wink.
With that done, Inazuma freed Crocodile and Jinbe of their chains and the five prepared to break out of Impel Down. After being released from his bonds, Jinbe warned Crocodile to lay off Whitebeard though Crocodile merely asked if Jinbe would just prefer to fight to the death immediately if that was the case.
Iva shrugged this off and told the others to follow after him. Bon Kurei was also among the group, having been injected with Tension Hormones though they worked a little too well since he cannot stop spinning.
The latter mentioned that the execution was set for 3 o'clock and that Whitebeard could make his move at any point while Ace was on the ocean. Luffy was content on the premise that Ace would not be executed before he was scheduled to. Crocodile went ahead of the two and dried up the entrance to Level 4, turning it to sand, only to find the security on that level were waiting for them. This did not stop the trio though and they attacked at full force. Crocodile used his Barchan ability, Luffy used his Gomu Gomu no Ame, and Jinbe used his Fishman Karate which was so powerful he did not even need to touch the guards to knock them back.
It soon became evident to the guards that they cannot beat the trio. On Level 4, Crocodile threw some keys into a cell asking a certain inmate if he would like to escape with him. This person was none other than Mr.
Just as all seems lost, Luffy, Jinbe, and Crocodile rushed forward and struck them with powerful attacks Gigant Pistol, Gosenmai Gawara Senkai and Sables respectively , knocking out the Jailer Beasts in one hit much to the horror of Sadi and the shock of the guards. Suddenly as Blackbeard arrive at the scene, Crocodile witnesses his successor's arrival. Blackbeard retaliated by summoning a black whirlpool, sucking Luffy toward him and slamming him into the ground.
Crocodile was genuinely surprised Luffy actually bled from the attack since he's made of rubber, and Blackbeard did not use haki, instead using the ability of his Devil Fruit to syphon off Luffy's power.
Crocodile picked him out as his successor in the Shichibukai , and asked him why he was throwing away his Shichibikai status after working for it so hard. Blackbeard commented that it was part of his scheme although it was not going smoothly. He then retorted and asked Crocodile since when did he have to explain his plans to him which Crocodile responded that he really did not care what he was planning, which caused Blackbeard to comment on Crocodile being "short on manners".
A short while later the Minotaurus started attacking the escape force. Crocodile then explained that the four Jailer Beasts are Awakened Zoan users and they have super strength and high recovery rates and that the three guards which he, Jinbe, and Luffy had just beaten would recover soon as well, however, they lost the ability to go back to their human form.
However, he was not concerned about this and stated that Magellan would arrive soon. At first, Buggy started telling him to watch where he was going, but upon seeing who he just ran into, Buggy screamed in shock and fear along with Mr.
While Luffy then decided to take on Magellan with the help of Mr. Although they awaited the Marine ships at the entrance, not a single ship was waiting in front of Impel Down.
They then noticed some of the Marine ships sailing away at a far end. The prisoners were more than over-enthusiastic at the sight of seeing two Shichibukai on their side in action as well as their saviour Buggy along with them. Buggy however just jumped on to get away from the prison so as to not face Magellan. Just as the four came closer to the Marine ships, the Marines spotted them and opened fire. Jinbe dodged them then stated that he was going to launch them onto the ship before going underwater.
Buggy began to freak out as their speed decreased and the makeshift raft on the verge of getting hit by the ships. Jinbe, meanwhile gathers as much power as he can before sending it out into a strong ocean current that rockets Buggy, Crocodile, and Mr. The Marines quickly pointed their guns at the bunch but before they can, Jinbe hit the ship with a spear wave much to Crocodile's annoyance. After the escape, he was seen having a conversation with Jinbe about how he summoned the whale sharks.
He commented on how it seemed odd that Jinbe could summon whale sharks. Crocodile also talked about how the fishmen were a violent race, which Jinbe agreed. Crocodile explained that they can only go to Marineford or Enies Lobby because the current only flows to those two places. Later, when the prisoners that were released by Buggy became riled up and wanted to take the ship to escape, Crocodile, Luffy, and Jinbe got ready to do what was necessary to subdue or kill them, but Buggy managed to convince them to join the battle instead.
Crocodile remained on the ship with Luffy and the others, approaching the battle of Marineford. Luffy tried to talk the others into pushing the boat so that it would slide down the back of the wave. Before they do, though, the Den Den Mushi on board intercepted the order, which was to just ignore the schedule and move up Ace's execution. Panicking, Luffy told the others that they need to hurry. Ivankov performed Hell Wink in hopes of shoving the battleship off of the wave, but instead of sliding down, it is knocked forward, flipping upside down and sending all of the inmates plummeting towards the sea.
Through an act of pure fortune, the battleship landed in one of the few spots of the ocean that remained unfrozen. Although the impact split the boat in two, those on board fall into the ocean unharmed. Crocodile, along with the other Devil Fruit users is rescued by Jinbe, who fishes them out of the water.
Onlookers were shocked that Crocodile, as well as the other prisoners, arrived in the middle of the war. As Ivankov looked around, he noticed that Crocodile made his first move, appearing behind Whitebeard, ready to impale him with his golden hook. Before he can, Luffy activated Gear Second and intercepted Crocodile. Crocodile reminded Luffy that they had a deal, to which Luffy responded that because Whitebeard was important to Ace, he would not let Crocodile touch him.
Marco remarked to himself that Ace's brother was not half bad. While many of Whitebeard's crew attempted to stop Crocodile from attacking the old man again, Crocodile brushed them aside with a sandstorm. Jozu then lunged at Crocodile, managing to strike Crocodile using haki. As Jozu attempted to attack Crocodile again with Diamond body, he was stopped by Doflamingo, who was riding on his back and controlling his movement.
While Crocodile seemed antagonistic towards Doflamingo, Doflamingo asked if he and Crocodile could team up. Doflamingo laughed at how he thought Crocodile had learned his lesson, to which Crocodile answered that if he had, he would not have escaped Impel Down in the first place. He then performed Sables, and blew Doflamingo away.
The general visa policy of Russia did not apply to participants and spectators, who were able to visit Russia without a visa right before and during the competition regardless of their citizenship. A Fan-ID was required to enter the country visa-free, while a ticket, Fan-ID and a valid passport were required to enter stadiums for matches. Fan-IDs also granted World Cup attendees free access to public transport services, including buses, and train service between host cities.
Fan-ID was administered by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media , who could revoke these accreditations at any time to "ensure the defence capability or security of the state or public order".
The official match ball of the World Cup group stage was " Telstar 18 ", based on the name and design of the first Adidas World Cup ball from It was introduced on 9 November After the group stage, "Telstar Mechta" was used for the knockout stage. The word mechta Russian: The difference between Telstar 18 and Mechta is the red details on the design. Its music video was released on 8 June Thirty-three footballers who are alleged to be part of the steroid program are listed in the McLaren Report.
The choice of Russia as host has been challenged. Controversial issues have included the level of racism in Russian football,    and discrimination against LGBT people in wider Russian society. Allegations of corruption in the bidding processes for the and World Cups caused threats from England's FA to boycott the tournament. Garcia , a US attorney, to investigate and produce a report on the corruption allegations.
Eckert's summary cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing, but was denounced by critics as a whitewash. On 3 June , the FBI confirmed that the federal authorities were investigating the bidding and awarding processes for the and World Cups.
In response to the March poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal , British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that no British ministers or members of the royal family would attend the World Cup, and issued a warning to any travelling England fans.
The British Foreign Office and MPs had repeatedly warned English football fans and "people of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent" travelling to Russia of "racist or homophobic intimidation, hooligan violence and anti-British hostility". At the close of the World Cup Russia was widely praised for its success in hosting the tournament, with Steve Rosenberg of the BBC deeming it "a resounding public relations success" for Putin, adding, "The stunning new stadiums, free train travel to venues and the absence of crowd violence has impressed visiting supporters.
Russia has come across as friendly and hospitable: All the foreign fans I have spoken to are pleasantly surprised. FIFA President Gianni Infantino stated, "Everyone discovered a beautiful country, a welcoming country, that is keen to show the world that everything that has been said before might not be true.
A lot of preconceived ideas have been changed because people have seen the true nature of Russia. The elimination of the US national team in qualifying led to concerns that US interest and viewership of this World Cup would be reduced especially among "casual" viewers interested in the US team , especially noting how much Fox paid for the rights, and that US games at the World Cup peaked at During a launch event prior to the elimination, Fox stated that it had planned to place a secondary focus on the Mexican team in its coverage to take advantage of their popularity among US viewers factoring Hispanic and Latino Americans.
Fox stated that it was still committed to broadcasting a significant amount of coverage for the tournament. In February , Ukrainian rightsholder UA: PBC stated that it would not broadcast the World Cup. This came in the wake of growing boycotts of the tournament among the Football Federation of Ukraine and sports minister Ihor Zhdanov. Broadcast rights to the tournament in the Middle East were hampered by an ongoing diplomatic crisis in Qatar over alleged support of extremist groups.
Qatar is the home country of the region's rightsholder, beIN Sports. On 2 June , beIN pulled its channels from Du and Etisalat , but with service to the latter restored later that day. Etisalat subsequently announced that it would air the World Cup in the UAE, and continue to offer beIN normally and without interruptions. On 12 July , FIFA stated that it "has engaged counsel to take legal action in Saudi Arabia and is working alongside other sports rights owners that have also been affected to protect its interests.
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