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Old 10-24-2017, 09:32 PM
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Name: Paul Murphy (Phoenix)
Nation of Origin: Ireland
Age: 21
Appearance & Personality: Paul is the picture of smiling wit. He's the kind of guy who wears sandals to the office, learns new things quickly, and never finds a situation too grave for a joke. There's a softer side to Paul. Though he may like to crack a joke at someone's expense, it's never meant in malice and he's quick to take it back if need be. Still though, it makes relationships with Paul binary. either he love him, or hate him.

Appearance wise, he's around 5'11, has waist length brown hair tied in a pony tail, and generally wears a pair of jeans with a blue button up shirt. As above mentioned, he's usually wearing sandals. It's pretty obvious to most around them that he doesn't invest a lot of time in appearance though, as his shirt is usually wrinkled and he sports an unkempt beard.





BiographyBiography:

Paul was never very close with most of his family. Not to say he didn't love them, but his personality never really lined up with his. They were all very physical people, they loved to brawl, to tease, to cause pain. Though it mostly wasn't done with malice, it had a profound effect on Paul. The violence, the lack of structure, the drugs, it made Paul despondent. He didn't have any goals, no motivation, no reason to continue on.

But that all changed when he met Robyn. Though they'd met at the tender of age of 13, their love was pure. They spent almost every waking moment together, growing closer every second. She made him see the beauty of life, the joy of relaxing, the fulfillment that purpose comes with. She gave him, in a sense, rebirth.

So, it wasn't much of a surprise to any of them when Paul moved out at the age of 17. He moved into a small apartment with his girlfriend, who would soon be his fiancee, of 4 years. And it was amazing. Once they'd finished high school, they moved to America and began college. It was difficult for them at first, because they were forced to stay in different dorms, but they could manage. They would visit each other every night, go to see new movies, go out for dinner, and just about anything they could think of.

Everything was perfect, until it wasn't. Just a few months after school had started, Paul and Robyn had decided it was a perfect night to walk through the city and enjoy the lights. They'd never really seen anything like New York at night. This was the night that Paul had decided to pop the question. He wanted Robyn to spend the rest of her life with him. So, as a bit of a scare, Paul quickly tugged her into one of the dark alleys, got down on one knee, and popped the question.

At the same moment though, Paul felt cold metal pressed against the back of his head. He was told to hold perfectly still, or else he'd ruin that nice young ladies dress. The mugger demanded Paul raise his hands above his head, took the wallet from his pocket, and took the ring Paul was going to give to Robyn. That was fine, they could deal with that, but that wasn't all. The mugger moved his gun up towards Robyn, and pressed up closer to her. His hands were on her, and she was crying. It was too much, before Paul knew what he was doing he'd jumped up and tackled the mugger. Just as they collided, Paul felt the gunshot. Robyn was covered in blood, and dead before Paul could say goodbye.

The mugger laid on the ground, stunned from the tackle, and was beginning to stir. Paul's hand felt heavy, heavier than it'd ever felt, and he shuffled slowly towards the mugger. The mugger's gun had flown when Paul tackled him, and he scrambled towards it, but he didn't have the chance. Paul's hand pressed against the mugger's throat, and something strange happened. The muggers wind pipe began caving in. The heaviness in Paul's hand began to dissipate, and he lifted it. The mugger clawed at his own throat, but there was nothing to be done. It as just too heavy.

Paul picked up the ring he was going to give his fiancee, slipped into her finger, and left.

With no where to go, no understanding of what had happened that night, and no one he felt safe going to, Paul left for Unity city. He'd been in his first of year of a Computer Science degree, and had self taught C# and C++, so he was able to get a job as a junior developer at a small software company. And to those around him, he was smiles and joy, but alone, Paul felt the weight of the world as surely as that mugger felt the weight of his throat.





Complications and PowersPowers: Paul refers to his power as Black Hole, though what it really boils down to is gravity manipulation. He can dramatically increase or decrease the gravity effecting an object at will. Though his control is extremely precise, he currently can't effect more than one object a time. As such, his preferred fighting style is using a custom made 50 pound blade. While lifting it, he reduces it's gravity to near nothing, but when he's ready to strike he increases it 10 fold.


Complications:

Self-Inflicted Harm: Paul's use of his powers cause severe amounts of physical stress. Each time he uses his abilities, he's putting himself at risk of permanent damage.

Short-Tempered: Though Paul is generally quite relaxed, when something gets under his skin, it gets under his skin. His explosive temper can manifest in dangerous ways to those around him.


Motivations: Guilt: Sometimes, Paul's guilt feels heavier than his blade. The death of his fiancee has taken it's toll, but it's also given him purpose.



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NPC: A mute swordsmen simply known as Katana. He deals out sharp justice on the streets of Unity city, and served as Paul's teacher in both heroism and swordsmanship when he first started. When night falls, Katana blends with the shadows.

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Adria TaesName: Adria Taes
Nation of Origin: Italy (Rome)
Age: 24
Appearance & Personality: 5’ 5” (165 cm) Dark hair, frail build, blue eyes, stony expression, gloomy attitude. Struggles between the conflicting ideologies formed from her religion, which preaches love, charity, and self-sacrifice, and from the nature of her powers, which suggest a dog-eat-dog world, wherein the only way to get ahead is to step on others.

Biography: Adria's father is a Pontifical Swiss Guard in the Roman Catholic Church, and her mother is a Roman professor. The girl grew up in a loving household with a strong Catholic faith. She was given a fantastic education in one of the largest and most historic cities in the world. She was intelligent, willful, and well cared for. Her life would have been idyllic, if not for one horrible setback.

Adria was crippled from birth.

Adria was born with severe disorder than made her body weak and difficult to control. And despite all the positives in her life, her family, her friends, her talents and intelligence, Adria always cursed her disability and worked fervently to correct it. She tried studying physical therapy and medicine to look for cures, and she tried to exercise and trained to simply force her body to become more capable. Many of her endeavors led to a modicum of success, a slight improvement, but never enough.

Life continued for several years for the girl, until a critical event that would reshape her future. One evening while praying in the cathedral, begging her God to free her from her disease, she felt something strange. It was a certain strength, a certain amount of control that she'd never experienced before. She looked at her hands, folded in prayer. They wer no longer trembling. Wide-eyed in shock, Adria stood up. Her movements were fluid and easy. In spite of her surroundings, Adria very nearly burst into tears of joy and laughter... until she heard the screams.

Adria whipped her head around to look at the source. A foreign woman, clearly a tourist, stood over a much older woman, presumably a family member. The old woman was passed out in the pew, gasping for air, as shimmering chains made of light crawled over her body, binding and constricting her. Adria watched as the old woman exhaled her last breath and died, at which point Adria herself collapsed back into her pew, not from shock but from the sudden rush of weakness that she was so familiar with. She looked at her hands, which had reverted to their state of trembling uncontrollably. From the corner of her eye Adria noticed a strange book, shimmering in a similar fashion that had choked the life out of the elderly woman. It occupied a place on the pew where Adria had placed her prayer book. Picking it up, Adria discovered what had originally been a book of novenas was now titled "The Gospel of Judas."

Life would never return to the way it had been for Adria. She found the Gospel of Judas to be her very own Book of Secrets, filled with ancient writing on spells, incantations, and rituals. While reluctant at first, Adria couldn't resist the promise of a normal life with a normal body, even in the face of dabbling with what she assumed was magic, and trecherous magic at that. Although she has since gained considerable control and knowledge about her powers, it was only a matter of time before her parents and others around her found evidence of her newest pursuits. After many tearful fights with her mother and father, and just as many tearful struggles with her own conscience, Adria fled her home for Unity City in the hopes of finding a place that neither stigmatizes magic nor seeks to weaponize individuals with superpowers.

She has never discovered the source of the Gospel of Judas. Part of her believes it to be demonic, evil, not only for the philosophies, ideals, and practices written within it, but also for the effects the powers it has given her has on others. Another part of her wants to believe it is a gift from God, because it was given to her in a church as she prayed for help. What she does know is that the Book is incomplete, with missing pages and ripped out fragments. Perhaps one of those missing pages can tell her how to permanently restore her body...?

Powers: Adria, as the Witch of Chains, has control over binding magic. She can magically restrain opponents, drain their vitality, as well as temporarily seal their movement powers. When Adria seals away an enemy ability, she can use it for herself.

Complications: Disability - Muscular Dystrophy - Lack of muscle strength, coordination, and control. Adria is incapable of walking up stairs or on uneven ground without the use of handholds or a cane, and even then at a very slow pace. This disability affects almost all physical actions Adria undergoes to some degree.
Power Loss - Devil's Gift - The nature of Adria's powers are in conflict with her own religious ideology, not only because is necessarily harmful to others, but also because magic is seen as evil in the Catholic Church. A crisis of conscious could lead Adria to refusing to use her powers in various situations.
Weakness - Adria cannot use her powers to drain those who possess magic from the Gospel of Judas. She can still affect them with other abilities, and gospel-users are subject to the same rules when fighting her.

Motivations: Personal Growth/Betterment - Adria ultimately desires to find a way to cure her disability, although she hasn't decided whether she is willing to settle for continually leeching off of others to do this. She also seeks to find out her personal identity, away from the dictations of both the governments of the world and those who hate her magic.
Knowledge - The Gospel of Judas is missing pages and chapters. Adria seeks out missing fragments above all else.

 


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Old 10-25-2017, 12:02 AM
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If James is so good at every thing, why is he hanging out with us lot? In my experience, Mutants and Masterminds tends to work best when each character focusses on one or two key uniquenesses, other wise you tend to spread your points awfully thin. We are going to be a team, you can depend on the abilities of the other people. Like in the fantastic four, Reed could probably mimic each of the others powers with some invention, but why bother?
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Similar thoughts concerning your power. Maybe if you only have one or two special keys that he has unlocked.
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Hi Kanly,

I understand your concern. I do, however, wonder at the question. Does it bother you that he would choose to spend time among the super powered individuals in the world? Sure, he can use this technology for amazing things, but he can't do everything. He's really good at what he does, but that is his focus. He feels confident in the fact that others also feel confident in their abilities, and they will be amazing in their own ways. He does not actually see anyone beneath him, nor can he possibly presume to be able to do everything.

But he usually ignores those lines of thought. =)
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:14 AM
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Ooh! Marking my interest now. I've been itching to play Mutants and Masterminds for a while now, but prospective games are always so hard to find. I'll get a character concept up as soon as possible!
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:29 AM
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Interested. I've never play M&M, but I've done a lot of d20 PbP on the Paizo forums.

Name: Rex Flannigan (aka, High Noon)
Nation of Origin: Texas, USA
Age: 27
Appearance & Personality: Rex is wiry, but sturdy, with a sun-weathered face, and dark red hair and stubble. As High Noon, he dresses in spotless white western gear, with a pair of pearl-handled revolvers on his belt.
Biography:
Unity City: Rex is a recent transplant to Unity City, looking to get on the front line of the emerging super phenomenon. By day, he does freelance copy writing for catalogues to pay the bills, and noodles around with songwriting and singing at dive bars.
Relationships: Rex is single, and all of his family live back home in the US. His friends consist mostly of bartenders and fellow amateur musicians, but there's a nurse he's sweet on at the hospital where he performs for children as High Noon.
Powers: At an antique shop, Rex found an old sheriff badge, but only after buying it did he discover that it had magical properties. Donning it would transform him into a hero with enchanted pistols and a lasso. The lasso allows his to snare enemies or swing from ledges, while the pistols turn him into a world-class sharpshooter. He can also summon a horse to carry him great distances in mere minutes.
Complications: Rex's great shame is the fact that he killed someone the first time he tried to be a hero back in Texas. Escaping that was a big reason that he moved to Unity City, and he tries to cultivate a reputation for heroism and responsibility. Ultimately, he wants to influence the super community to not only use their powers for good, but also to be careful and merciful in how they exercise their powers.

High Noon's powers are tied to the antique badge he carries with him, so losing that would render him ineffective. Also, the outfit he gains in his transformation includes spurs that can't be removed, which makes stealth difficult. He's tried wrapping them in cotton, but it's an imperfect solution.
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Definitely WIP.

Name: Alayna Alvarado / Feather

Nation of Origin: ?

Age: 22

Appearance & Personality: Tall and athletic (5'10" or so), dark hair and eyes, fair skin. Adriana generally wears thrown-together assemblages of t-shirt and jeans when not working at the restaurant. She is generally quiet, and good-natured, but has a certain unidentifiable quality that makes people well-disposed towards her.

Biography: Alayna's memories, beyond her first name, start when she washed up on the shore of Union City. This was several days after the launch of weapons, and the emergence of the supers. She was found by Noah Alvarado, the son of Clinton Alvarado, owner of <a restaurant> catering to tourist traffic mostly. Alayna was apparently unharmed but lacking her memory, and emergency services in the City were still quite overworked. The patriarch of the family decided to take her in for the time being, sure that someone would come looking for her. After a few days she insisted on doing something to repay their hospitality, and soon got into the restaurant trade.

Criminals manifested in all shapes and sizes after the event. The ones that affected the Alvarados, and thus Alayna the most were a group seeking to organize and regulate questionable activity in the looser, tourist-serving areas. Protection rackets emerged, and a new class of people began frequenting the nearby streets, bringing a more iniquitous kind of tourist and local alike. Clinton, by virtue of speaking out against such developments, earned particular attention from a group of large, muscular gentlemen wholly lacking in sympathy. Being witness to the event, Alayna rediscovered that power that had been given to her by happenstance, manifesting as Feather and driving the men off. The Alvarados determined to keep her identity a secret, and now she works in the restaurant and harasses the low-level criminals as she is able, but being only one inexperienced crimefighter, she is unable to make much of a difference.



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Guardian Angel:A little divine protection.
Persuasive aura:Alayna has an undefinable quality that draws others to her and makes them more favorably disposed than normal.

Complications:
Justice: A lot of unpunished crime is emerging under the radar while the authorities are worried about bigger things.
Relationship - Alvarado family:


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Looking back, my submission came off a lot more campy and cheesy than I intended, and I don't think he would be a good fit. If you don't mind, I'd like to submit something different.
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Looking back, my submission came off a lot more campy and cheesy than I intended, and I don't think he would be a good fit. If you don't mind, I'd like to submit something different.
You have all the time in the world to change your application. I'll be keeping an eye on them, but it's only final if the deadline comes around or you specifically tell me that you are completely done.

I didn't hate the cowboy thing - but if you have other ideas you can also disuss them with me via pm.
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Name: Lincoln Chan (aka Bleak)
Nation of Origin: United States
Age: 24

Appearance & Personality:
5' 10", 165 lbs, sandy brown hair worn in a spiky disheveled cut and perpetual 5 o'clock shadow, dark green eyes with epicanthic fold that indicate some Asian ancestry, slightly tanned skin, wiry build. He often wars shorts and sandals even in the winter along with a casual button down shirt or a hoodie. A paperback book (fantasy or sci-fi) is usually shoved into his back pocket.

He sports a ready grin although his eyes rarely show the same emotion. He is friendly and sarcastic, but rarely shares deeply about himself. He is generally a good person who wants to help others, but whether this will stand in tough times remains to be seen. He enjoys various sports and chess.

As Bleak, he wears a black kevlar vest under a dark blue leather jacket with matching dark blue leather pants. He also wears black leather boots and gloves, both with body armor plates for extra protection and striking power. His dark blue ski mask has similar plates. His dark blue leather belt has pouches to hold his blackout bombs, strength serum pills, and a few other personal effects.

Biography:
Lincoln grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. His childhood was pretty typical for an upper middle income family with 2 parents and a younger brother and sister. He did fairly well in school and athletics, but not excelling in either. He went the University of Illinois to study chemistry and hoped he'd somehow get into medical school somewhere. He had few worries and life was generally good.

However, during his spring break of junior year, tragedy struck. He arrived home to find his family dead -- most likely at the hands of some supervillain as their grisly remains suggested. Police investigations pointed at the villain known as the Dessicator. Lincoln's joyful nature disappeared and he dropped out of school.

A couple of years later, Lincoln showed up in San Jose, California. He had found a job in a startup tech firm that didn't require a degree. Also during those two missing years, he somehow obtained his cold powers. Liberal California was slow to pass the restrictions that were being enforced in the rest of the States and Lincoln wasn't flashy with his powers. Mostly he just did fun tricks to keep cool in the warm state and amuse his friends. With some luck in investments, he made a fair bit of money. The rest of the time, he enjoyed the nightlife as did many young with too much money in that area.

Too much alcohol and a fight in a nightclub where he gave the other guy frostbite led to a night in jail. He was released from his job. He decided that even California was becoming too restrictive for someone with his abilities.

Lincoln eventually made his way to Unity City in the North Atlantic. With his superpower (and a couple of tech items from his old company that he's further developed on his own), he decided to make a name for himself. That hasn't been working too well so he's making a living as a waiter at this small Middle Eastern restaurant along with a few odd jobs that he finds here and there. He spends his free time enjoying the nightlife again with the few people that he knows in the city: the other restaurant workers and people he's run into in his apartment building.

But unlike others, Lincoln's new nightlife included apprehending the occasional criminal. Most of these were common burglars and miscreants, but he had tangled with a few outlaws with minor superpowers. Lincoln kept a low profile and those that he turned in could only report darkness and frigid cold along with their bruises. There were no good sightings of Lincoln. However, one news report of one of his escapades told of the cold, bleak blackness that accompanied the capture of the bank robber. Although his coworkers saw Lincoln as a young, happy-go-lucky kind of guy, he decided to adopt the name "Bleak" for his night adventures as it also represented his true present outlook on life.

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Cold-based powers: Lincoln can lower the temperature (up to freezing and perhaps beyond) in an area up to 20 feet from him. He can focus it and form a snowball from the moisture in the air or give a person the chills. He cannot shoot ice or anything crazy like that. He is affected by cold like anyone else.

Special Equipment: Blackout bombs (cause darkness in 20 foot radius), Strength Serum (boost +1Rank Strength/Stamina/Agility/Dexterity)

Complications:
Motivations: Responsibility, Doing Good. Lincoln is basically a nice guy and wants to help others. Moreover, he must have been given this power for some reason.

Complication: Honor. Lincoln's parents raised him right and told him that he always needs to do the right thing. To honor their memory, he tries his best to follow their wishes and be a good man, fair and loving in all ways.

Complication: Obsession. Lincoln's family (his parents and younger brother and sister) were murdered by the supervillain Dessicator. He vows to find this criminal and bring him to justice at all costs.

 


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Name: Splinter

Quote:"I have spoken to my parent and they say that it is time for me to put childish ways behind me. This world is soon to be tested as it has not been in ages and I am to be to be a part of this. They would not share the details, but told me that I must traverse great distances in this world, to a city of unity where I am to meet other key players in this drama."

Nation of Origin: Norway

Age: 4 (However he appears fully grown and is far more mature than his years would imply)

Appearance & Personality: Splinter is a tall and slender male humanoid figure with walnut brown skin and green moss like hair. His eyes dimly glow the same shade as his hair, which brighten when he uses his powers.

Biography: Ratatoskr the great squirrel constantly gnaws on Yggdrasil the world tree to wear down his continually growing teeth. Most of the slivers and shards of wood that this creates fall into the void between worlds and are lost, a few fall to the base of the tree and are crushed by the serpent who lies there, but occasionally one will fall into the nine worlds and take root. Splinter is one such shard.
He fell to Midgard, and took root in the land of Norway where he was found by Oldven Guntherson, a botany professor from the University of Oslo doing field research in the Norwegian coastal conifer forest ecoregion. Oldven was so surprised by the discovery that he slipped and fell, breaking his leg in the underbrush. Recognizing the man's pain, Splinter reached out and took the injury onto himself where it quickly healed due to his lingering connection to Yggdrasil. Needless to say, this was shocking to the professor who wanted to learn more about the strange wooden man. The two talked long into the night and became fast friends.
Fast forward a few years to the night of the incident. Oldven had not been to see his friend for several weeks before that night, but as soon as the missiles began to fly, Splinter's grove was the first place that he and his family fled to. The wooden man was of course delighted to see his human friends, but couldn't really understand the timing of the visit. By the time that Oldven and his family explained the incomprehensible situation to Splinter other supers had already averted the crisis, much to everyone's relief. However, after his friends left to return to their lives, Splinter could not stop thinking about what he could have done to help. What had his sires Ratatoskr and Yggdrasil intended for him to do on this world? After considerable soul searching, he decided that he had to leave his grove and join the world of men. When he went to speak with his friend about his decision, he found that many humans were not as open minded as his friend had been about what was a hero and what was a monster, especially in these emotionally charged times. Desite him doing nothing to provoke them, the villagers chased him from town with torches and pitchforks just like in the monster movies of old.
It was almost two days later when Oldven found his friend's body in a burned out clearing. The torches had done their work well, leaving little more than a husk of charcoal. While the botanist cradled the corpse to his chest and cried, a strange thing happened. At first dimly but then with growing brilliance, a green light began to radiate from Splinter, starting first where the tears had struck but quickly spreading to cover his whole body. When it faded, there was Splinter, whole and healthy but not quite the same. Where before, there was a trusting innocence in the wooden man's face, there was now a definite sense of wariness to his expression and when he spoke, there was a weight to his voice that had not been there before. Splinter told his friend in no uncertain terms that he had to leave, apparently having had a revelation while incapacitated. Before the week was out, Splinter was Unity City bound, in a crate which labeled him as an example of native wood carving techniques.

Powers:
Mould Nature: Splinter can make plants near him shift and grow at his whim.
Healing/Regeneration/Immortality: Splinter is full to overflowing with the life energy of the universe.
Tree-born: Due to his strange physiology Splinter has: Dense flesh as well as a resistance to animal poisons and diseases.

Complications:
Monstrous: Splinter is a sentient shard of Yggdrasil gnawed off by Ratatoskr the great squirrel. As such, he only has a rudimentary human form.
Motivation - Acceptance: Despite his inhuman form, Splinter wants to find friends who will accept him for who he is rather than what he looks like.
Motivation - Doing Good: Splinter feels a natural connection to the life force of all living beings and wants to help as much as he can.
Power Loss: Herbicides- Splinter's plant based physiology makes him particularly susceptible to the toxins formatted to take advantage of those traits. Neither does he receive his bonuses from Botanical Physiology versus these chemicals, nor can he use the Green Energy to regenerate damage caused by Them. Instead he must do it naturally.
Weakness: Fire is Splinter's Achilles heal. It can do far greater damage to his wooden form than similar attacks from other sources.


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You planning on having 4 turtle sidekicks named after Italian painters?
On a serious note, nice to see someone else use less well known parts of Norse mythology.
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Thanks, he's turning out to be a lot of fun to create.
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Well, it can't all be hammer wielding blowhards and to clever by far tiny giants. The stories would get boring to quickly.
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