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Bryn2.png This Servant is a Limited Servant Limited.png. They are only available during special summoning campaigns. When no such campaigns are active, this Servant cannot be summoned.

This article is about Class-Caster-Gold.png Merlin. For the Arcade-exclusive 5★ Class-Caster-Gold.png, see Merlin (Prototype) (Arcade).

Servant Dialogue
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Merlin

Japanese Name: マーリン
AKA: Magus of Flowers
ID: 150 Cost: 16
ATK: 1,629/10,546 HP: 2,091/14,259
Lv.100 Grail ATK: 11,544 Lv.100 Grail HP: 15,621
Lv.120 Grail ATK: 13,551 Lv.120 Grail HP: 18,359
Voice Actor: Sakurai Takahiro, Kawasumi Ayako Illustrator: Taiki
Attribute: Earth Growth Curve: Semi S
Critabsup.png Star Absorption: 49 Stargainup.png Star Generation: 10.8%
Npchargeup.png NP Charge ATK: 0.81% NPGainUpDmg.png NP Charge DEF: 3%
Instapowerup.png Death Rate: 36% Alignments: Lawful・Good
Gender: Male
Traits: Costume-Owning, Hominidae Servant, Humanoid, Male, Merlin, Round Table Knight, Servant, Weak to Enuma Elish
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Hits:  Quick Hits3  |  Arts Hits2  |  Buster Hits5  |  Extra Hits6
Active Skills Passive Skills Append Skills Noble Phantasm Ascension
Skill Upgrade Bond Level Biography Trivia Images

Active Skills

Available from the start
Atk up.png
Increases party's attack for 3 turns.
NpCharge.png Charges party's NP gauge by 20%.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackup.png Attack + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Cooldown 7 6 5

Unlocks after 1st Ascension
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Invincible.png Grants party Invincibility for 1 turn.
Increases party's critical star generation rate for 1 turn.
Reduces all enemies' critical attack chance for 3 turns.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Stargainup.png Star Rate + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Critchndown.pngCrit Chance - 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%
Cooldown 9 8 7

Unlocks after 3rd Ascension
Busterup.png
Increases one ally's Buster performance for 3 turns.
Increases their Max HP for 3 turns.
Increases their critical damage for 1 turn.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Busterupstatus.png Buster + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%
Maxhpup.png Max HP + 2000 2100 2200 2300 2400 2500 2600 2700 2800 3000
Critdmgup.png Crit Damage + 50% 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 100%
Cooldown 8 7 6

Passive Skills

1
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Territory Creation C
Artsupstatus.png Increases own Arts performance by 6%.
2


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Item Construction C
Statusup.png Increases own debuff success rate by 6%.
3
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Mixed Blood EX
Npgainturn.png Charges own NP gauge by 5% every turn.

Append Skills

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
Damageup.png
Extra Attack Finesse Improvement
Increases own Extra Attack performance.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Powerup.pngNpchargeup.pngStargainup.png Extra Attack + 30% 32% 34% 36% 38% 40% 42% 44% 46% 50%

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
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Mana Loading
Starts battle with NP gauge.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
NpCharge.png NP + 10% 11% 12% 13% 14% 15% 16% 17% 18% 20%

Unlocks by consuming Servant Coins
Atk up.png
Anti-Berserker Attack Damage Aptitude
Increases own attack against Class-Berserker-Gold.png Berserker enemies.
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Attackup.png vs. Berserker Attack + 20% 21% 22% 23% 24% 25% 26% 27% 28% 30%

Noble Phantasm

Garden of Avalon
The Forever-Sealed Utopia

Arts.png
Base Damage: x1.0
Rank Noble Phantasm Type Hit
C Anti-Unit
Effect Recovers party's HP every turn for 5 turns.
Npgainturn.png Charges party NP gauge by 5% every turn for 5 turns.
NP Level 1 2 3 4 5
Hpregen.png HP Regen + 1000 1500 1750 1875 2000
Overcharge Effect Gains critical stars every turn for 5 turns.
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Stargainturn.png Star Regen + 5 10 15 20 25

Garden of Avalon
The Forever-Sealed Utopia

Arts.png
Base Damage: x1.0
Rank Noble Phantasm Type Hit
C Anti-Unit
Effect Recovers party's HP.
Npgainturn.png Charges party NP gauge by 5% every turn for 5 turns.
NP Level 1 2 3 4 5
HealEffect.png Heal + 2000 2500 2750 2875 3000
Overcharge Effect Recovers party's HP every turn for 5 turns.
Gains critical stars every turn for 5 turns.
Charge 100% 200% 300% 400% 500%
Hpregen.png HP Regen + 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000
Stargainturn.png Star Regen + 5 10 15 20 25

Ascension

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Caster piece.png5 QPicon.png100,000
2nd Caster piece.png12 Infinity Gear8 QPicon.png300,000
3rd Caster monument.png5 Forbidden Page10 Scarab of Wisdom.png2 QPicon.png1,000,000
4th Caster monument.png12 Scarab of Wisdom.png4 Dragon's Reverse Scale5 QPicon.png3,000,000
Costume 1
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謎のマーリン専用服飾ブランド
そういう事する、と円卓騎士は語る
The mysterious Merlin's exclusive fashion line.
The Knights of the Round Table question its necessity.
Hero's Proof10 Seashell of Reminiscence5 Primordial Lanugo5 Scarab of Wisdom.png5 QPicon.png3,000,000


Skill Reinforcement

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningcaster.png5 QPicon.png200,000
2nd Shiningcaster.png12 QPicon.png400,000
3rd Magiccaster.png5 QPicon.png1,200,000
4th Magiccaster.png12 Forbidden Page5 QPicon.png1,600,000
5th Secretcaster.png5 Forbidden Page10 QPicon.png4,000,000
6th Secretcaster.png12 Infinity Gear5 QPicon.png5,000,000
7th Infinity Gear10 Spiritroot.png3 QPicon.png10,000,000
8th Spiritroot.png8 Heart of a foreign god.png10 QPicon.png12,000,000
9th Crystallized lore.png QPicon.png20,000,000

Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 QP
1st Shiningcaster.png5 QPicon.png200,000
2nd Shiningcaster.png12 QPicon.png400,000
3rd Magiccaster.png5 QPicon.png1,200,000
4th Magiccaster.png12 Dragon Fang12 QPicon.png1,600,000
5th Secretcaster.png5 Dragon Fang24 QPicon.png4,000,000
6th Secretcaster.png12 Dragon's Reverse Scale2 QPicon.png5,000,000
7th Dragon's Reverse Scale4 Scarab of Wisdom.png3 QPicon.png10,000,000
8th Scarab of Wisdom.png8 Scales of Fantasies.png24 QPicon.png12,000,000
9th Crystallized lore.png QPicon.png20,000,000

Stats

Strength: B
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Endurance: E
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Agility: D
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Mana: A
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Luck: C
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NP: C
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Bond Level

Bond Level 1 BoundLevel1.png 2 BoundLevel2.png 3 BoundLevel3.png 4 BoundLevel4.png 5 BoundLevel5.png 6 BoundLevel6.png 7 BoundLevel7.png 8 BoundLevel8.png 9 BoundLevel9.png 10 BoundLevel10.png
Bond Required 5,000 15,000 10,000 2,000 15,000 150,000 430,000 340,000 320,000 405,000
Total Bond 5,000 20,000 30,000 32,000 47,000 197,000 627,000 967,000 1,287,000 1,692,000
Bond 10 Reward 411.png The Furthest Tower
When equipped on Merlin,
Increases party's Buster performance by 10%
and critical damage up 15% while he is on the field.
BoundLevel15.png
Chaldean Visionary Flames [?]
11 BoundLevel1.png 12 BoundLevel2.png 13 BoundLevel3.png 14 BoundLevel4.png 15 BoundLevel5.png
1,090,000 1,230,000 1,360,000 1,500,000 1,640,000
2,782,000 4,012,000 5,372,000 6,872,000 8,512,000


Biography

Unlock Description Translation🛈
Default 楽園の放浪者。アーサー王伝説に登場する宮廷魔術師にして助言者、予言者。

数多の敵や苦難を乗り越えんとするアーサー王を時に導き、時に悩ませ、時に助けた。
しかし、賢人であっても基本的には非人間。なにしろ夢魔と人間の混血である。

「人間の世界は大好きだが、個人個人となると、わりと、ほら、まあ、うん! よし、言わぬが花の気がしてきたぞぅ!」

この通り、別に人間の味方、という訳でもない。
最高位のキャスターの一人だが、本人は魔術を得意としていない。なぜって呪文はかむからね。

NA Localization: The vagabond of paradise. The court wizard, prophet, and adviser from the Legend of King Arthur. He would sometimes guide, sometimes cause trouble for, and sometimes aid King Arthur as he fought against his many enemies and overcame his many trials. He was a sage, but fundamentally not human. He was, in fact, a half-blood born of a human and an incubus.

"I love the world of humans, but as for individual humans, well, um... you know! Yep! Okay, I'm starting to think it's better left unsaid!"

As you can see, he's not particularly an ally of mankind.
He is one of the strongest Casters, but he isn't very good at magecraft. Why? Because he gets tongue-tied when chanting spells, you see.

Fan Translation: The vagrant of the paradise. The court mage, advisor and prophet that appears in Arthurian legends.
He would at times guide, at times torment and at times help King Arthur so that she could overcome many enemies and hardships.
Still, even as a wise man he is fundamentally inhuman.
For you see, he is a mixed-blood of incubus and human.

I like the world of humans very much, but when it comes to each of them individually, I’m relatively, look, well, yeah!
Very well, I suddenly feel that some things are better left unsaid!

Just like this, it is not like he is an ally of humans.
One among the top-ranking Casters, but he himself does not treat magecraft as his forte. The reason being that he stumbles during incantations.

Bond 1 身長/体重:178cm・68kg

出典:アーサー王伝説、その他
地域:西欧諸国
属性:秩序・善  性別:男性
「呪文を使わないのか、だって?
 喋るより殴った方が早いのに?」

NA Localization: Height/Weight: 178cm, 68kg
Origin: Legend of King Arthur, Other
Region: Western Europe
Alignment: Lawful-Good
Gender: Male
"You're asking why I don't cast spells?
Well, stabbing people is just faster!"

Fan Translation: Height/Weight: 178cm・68kg
Source: Arthurian legends, and others
Region: West European countries
Alignment: Lawful Good
Gender: Male
Why I don’t use incantations, you ask?
Even though it’s faster to just hit them?

Bond 2 母はウェールズ王妃であったとされるが、父については月と大地との間に生きる超自然的な夢魔であったとされる。

年若くして多くの予言を行ったという。

中でもマーリンの名を広く知らしめるに至った預言が、エリル山の地下に眠る赤と白の竜の存在を言い当てた後、目覚めた赤き竜と白き竜が互いに戦うさまを語ったものである。

マーリンの予言として後世に伝わったその言葉は
赤き竜はブリテンを示し、
白き竜はサクソンを示し、
偉大なる王の下にやがてブリテンは力を集め、ガリアとローマを制するであろう――――
といった内容だった。
彼は他にも多くの予言を残し、中には戦争や王の死に関わるものさえあった。

マーリンはアーサーの父ウーサー・ペンドラゴンと妃の結婚を手助けし、アーサー王を誕生の以前から見守り、逸話によっては幼いアーサーに多くを教え、その成長を見届けた義父のような存在であったという。

NA Localization: It's said that while his mother was the princess of Wales, his father was an incubus, a supernatural being that lives between the Earth and the Moon. He was a prophet from a young age.

The prophecy that brought him the greatest fame was that of a red dragon and a white dragon that slept beneath Mt. Erir, and how they would fight after they awoke.

"The red dragon represents Britain, and the white dragon the Saxons. Someday, Britain will gather power under the banner of a great king, and defeat the Gauls and Romans."
These words were passed on through the ages as the prophecy of Merlin.
He left many other prophecies, some of which concerned even the outcome of wars and the deaths of kings.

Merlin aided Arthur's father, Uther Pendragon, in his marriage to the queen, watching over the throne since before King Arthur's birth.
In some versions of the story, he is like a foster father to Arthur, who watches over the young king's growth and teaches him many things.

Fan Translation: His mother was a princess of Wales, but his father was supposedly a supernatural incubus that lived between the Earth and the moon.
It has been said that he performed many prophecies at a young age.

Among those, the prophecy that caused Merlin’s name to become widely known was one in which, after correctly guessing about the existence of a red and a white dragon sleeping beneath Mt. Emrys, he spoke how those red and white dragons would fight against each other upon waking up.

Merlin’s words, which were transmitted to posterity as prophecies, indicated the red dragon as Britain and the white dragon as the Saxons and that Britain would gather their forces under a great king and surely reign over Gaul and Rome---
He also left behind many other prophecies, among which there were those concerning wars and even the king’s death.

Merlin arranged the marriage between King Arthur’s father - Uther Pendragon - and his queen, watch over King Arthur’s since before her birth. According to anecdotes, he taught many things to the young Arthur and ascertain her growth as if a foster father-like existence.

Bond 3 『永久に閉ざされた理想郷』

ランク:C 種別:対人宝具
ガーデン・オブ・アヴァロン。
マーリンが今も幽閉されている『塔』を周囲に再現する。
地面には花が咲き乱れ、どのような暗闇・地獄であろうと暖かな陽差しが差し込む。
たとえ彼に許された空間がわずか十メートル四方の牢獄であり、彼に与えられた風景が遥か上空にある切り取られた空だけであろうと、そこは理想郷として在り続ける。

花の魔術師マーリンいるところ、そこは地獄ではなく、希望に満ちた大地とならん。

幻術:A
人を惑わす魔術。精神への介入、現実世界への虚像投影などを指す。
Aランクともなると精神世界における悪夢はもちろん、現実においても一つの村程度の虚像を軽く作りあげ、人々を欺く事ができる。

NA Localization: 『Garden of Avalon』
Rank: C Type: Anti-Personnel
Eternally Secluded Utopia.
Merlin recreates the tower where he is still sealed away.
Flowers bloom on the ground, and warm sunlight pours into the surroundings, even in the darkest depths of hell.
Even if he were trapped in the smallest and darkest of cells, his only view a fragment of the sky far above, his utopia would continue to manifest.

The place where Merlin, the Mage of Flowers, dwells will never be a hell.
It will be a land filled with hope.

Illusion: A
Magecraft that deceives others.
Refers to mental interference and false images projected into the real world.
At A rank, it can create not only nightmares within the world of the mind, but in the real world as well. It could easily create false images powerful enough to affect an entire village.

Fan Translation: The Forever-Sealed Utopia
Rank: C
Type: Anti-Unit
Garden of Avalon.
Reproduces the “tower” where Merlin is even now being confined on the surroundings.
Flowers bloom in profusion and a warm sunlight shines on the ground, no matter what sort of darkness・hell that might be.
Even if the space that he has been permitted with is nothing but a jail of mere 10 meters in all directions, and the scenery given to him is only an isolated emptiness found far away in the skies, it continues to exist as an utopia.

The place where the magus Merlin is must not be a hell, but a land filled with hope.

Illusion: A
A magecraft that deludes people. It indicates intervention towards the mind, virtual projections on the real world and the likes.
Upon reaching A Rank, nightmares on the mental world are a matter of course, but he can also easily create virtual images of about the size of a single village to deceive people.

Bond 4 草原に吹く風のような青年。

彼の前では誰もが肩の力を抜いてしまう、爽やかな正義の人。
ただどうも緊張感やら責任感が欠如しているように見える為、胡散臭い詐欺師に見られる事も。
物事を客観的に捉え、人間世界は残酷なものと認めながらも『でも、それだと楽しくはないだろう?』と明るいものに変えていく弁士でもある。

人間の世界好き、悪戯好き、女の子好き。
たいていの事は「まあまあ」と爽やかな笑顔で切り返していく花の魔術師。

何の悩みもないパーフェクトハッピーな人格に見られがちだが、マーリン自身、自分が人間社会において異物だと自覚しているので最後の一歩……親友といえる壁……を壊せない。
最終的に、人類がハッピーなオチになるよう、日夜世界を見守っている。

NA Localization: A young man like the wind blowing across a grassy plain.
Everyone relaxes in his presence.
A good-looking, easygoing man with a good heart.
But he lacks a sense of responsibility and tends to be relaxed no matter the situation, so he is often seen as a shady con man.
He takes an objective view of things, and while he admits that the human world can be a cruel place,
he says, "Well that's no fun, is it?" and changes the world into something happy.

He loves the world of mankind. He loves mischief. He loves girls.
The Mage of Flowers gets through most of his problems with a refreshing smile and a, "Now, now," retort.

He's often seen as a perfectly happy person, with no worries at all, but Merlin himself realizes that he is an outsider in human society, and so he can't tear down the final barrier of being able to call someone a dear friend.
He watches over the world day and night so that humanity can have a happy ending.

Fan Translation: A young man who is like a wind blowing on grasslands.
Before him, anyone end up letting the tension out of their shoulders - a refreshingly righteous person. Still, due to seemingly be quite lacking in terms of seriousness and sense of responsibility, he may also appear as a shady con man.
A rhetorician who, even while perceiving things in an objective manner and accepting the cruelty of the world of humans, turns it into something bright by saying things like:
But, it wouldn’t be fun otherwise, right?

He loves the world of humans, loves mischief and loves girls.
The magus of flowers who retorts at most things with a refreshing smile and a calming expression such as “now, now”.

He tends to appear as having a perfectly happy personality without a single worry, but since Merlin himself is self-aware about the fact he is foreign body in regards to human society, he never crosses that last step... the wall also called friendship.
Ultimately, he is always watching over the world so that mankind reach a happy outcome.

Bond 5 英雄作成:EX

王を人為的に誕生させ、育てる技術。
アーサー王の真の父と言えるマーリンは、世界でも有数のキングメイカーとして知られる。

混血:EX
人間以外のヒトの血が混ざっている。
マーリンは夢魔との混血とされ、夢魔としての特性を完全に受け継いでいる。

単独顕現:A
単体で現世に現れるスキル。
本来、マーリンは英霊として召喚されない。
どのような未来においても死亡していない為だ。
彼がサーヴァントとしてマスターに仕えるのは個人的な欲望の発散、ありていにいえば趣味である。
彼はその趣味を実現させるため、ある特殊クラスしか持ち得ないこのスキルを自力で獲得し、サーヴァントとして召喚されるフリをしている。

NA Localization: Hero Creation: EX
The skill to cause the birth of a king and raise them.
Merlin can be said to be King Arthur's true father, and is one of the most famous kingmakers in the world.

Mixed Blood: EX
Has the blood of a non-human within him. Merlin is part incubus, and has inherited its special traits.

Self-Manifestation: A
The ability to manifest in the world on one's own.
Merlin is not normally summoned as a Heroic Spirit. This is because there is no future where he can die.
He serves his Master as a Servant to vent his selfish desires, which could essentially be called a hobby.
In order to indulge this hobby of his, he single-handedly obtained this skill that only a certain special class could possess, and pretends to be summoned as a Servant.

Fan Translation: Hero Creation: EX
The techniques to artificially give birth and raise a king.
Merlin, who can be described as the true father of King Arthur, is known as the most prominent kingmaker in the world.

Mixed Blood: EX
The blood of something other than human is mixed in.
Merlin is a mixed-blood of incubus and has completely inherited the special traits as a incubus.

Independent Manifestation: A
A skill for autonomously materializing on the present era.
Originally, Merlin would not be summoned as a heroic spirit.
Because he is not dead in any sort of future.
For him, working for a Master as a Servant is like venting a personal craving; quite frankly, it is just a hobby.
In order to realize such hobby, he acquired this skill - that only a certain special Class can possess - by his own power, and is now pretending to be summoned as a Servant.

Extra 優れた千里眼を持ち、円卓の崩壊もブリテンの危機もすべてが見えていたにも関わらず、アーサー王に伝える事なくブリテンを後にした。

マーリンがなぜアーサー王に運命を伝えなかったかは諸説様々だが、彼は個人には肩入れせず、運命だけを愛するものだったからでは、と言われている。

その後、マーリンは理想郷アヴァロンに渡り、そこで自ら『塔』に幽閉された。
死ぬ事もできず、この世の終わりまで人間の世界を見届けること。
……それが、遊び気分でひとりの少女の運命に関わった、愚かな男の末路だと言うかのように。

NA Localization: He possesses outstanding clairvoyance, and was able to see both the collapse of the Round Table and Britain's peril. In spite of this, he left the country without telling King Arthur.

There are several theories as to why Merlin did not tell King Arthur of his fate, but it's said that this was because he did not side with any one individual, and instead only loved fate itself.

Afterwards, Merlin went to the utopia of Avalon, and sealed himself within the tower there.
Unable to die, he is destined to watch over the world of man until the end of time.
...Almost as if this were the lot of a foolish man who playfully interfered with the fate of a young girl.

Fan Translation: Possessing outstanding Clairvoyance, in spite of having foreseen all about the collapse of he Round Table and Britain’s crisis, he left Britain without telling anything to King Arthur.

There are many theories as for why Merlin never told King Arthur about her fate, but it is often said that it was because he is not biased towards individuals, instead caring only about fate.

Afterwards, Merlin went to the utopia of Avalon and confined himself into a “tower”.
To ascertain the world of humans until the end of the universe, without being able to die.
....as if to say that this is the fate of a foolish man, who playfully meddled with the fate of a single girl.

April Fool かたりべサーヴァント

王のお話をさせたら右に出るもののいない胡散くささ。ネットアイドルの管理もしている今どきIT妖精おにーさん。キャラ盛りすぎとの声も。

Storyteller-Type Servant

When it comes to talking about the king, no one is sketchier. He keeps up with current tech trends, and even manages an internet idol. Some say he has way too many attributes.


Availability

Merlin was available for summoning during the:

Salomon Chapter Release Fes.2017~2nd Anniversary~Lucky Bag 10M Downloads Campaign
New Year Campaign 2018 Lucky Bag Fes.2018~3rd Anniversary~Lucky Bag New Year Lucky-Bag Summoning Campaign 2019
Fate/Grand Order Fes. 2019 ~4th Anniversary~
Lucky Bag Summoning Campaign
Las Vegas Official Bout Merlin Summoning Campaign New Year Lucky-Bag Summoning Campaign 2020
Las Vegas Official Bout Rerun Merlin Summoning Campaign Fate/Grand Order ~5th Anniversary~ Lucky Bag Summoning Campaign Lucky Bag 2021 Summoning Campaign New Year Special
Fate/Grand Order ~6th Anniversary~ Lucky Bag Summoning Campaign

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