The One Reborn

one reborn
General Info
hp blood echoes Location Drops
10375 36300 Yahar'gul Unseen Village Yellow Backbone x3
Defenses
physical DEF VS blunt VS thrust --
135 162 135 --
blood DEF arcane DEF fire atk bolt DEF
135 290 70 40
slow poison RES rapid poison RES VS beasts VS kin
999 999 No No

The One Reborn (再誕者 Saitansha lit. "The One Reborn") is a Boss in Bloodborne.

The One Reborn information

  • This boss is not optional, as it blocks the only way to get to the Nightmare of Mensis.
  • The One Reborn is a colossal undead mass. He is assisted by red Chime Maidens (killable).
  • The Chime Maidens shoot fireballs and heal The One Reborn using purple projectiles.
  • You gain 1 Insight from discovering this boss and 3 Insight for defeating him.
  • You can summon the Old Hunter Defector Antal (The Church Pick Hunter) with the Old Hunter Bell to assist you in battle. The summon "sign" is located in front of a crashed carriage near the fog gate. For more information about his human location, look at the Wiki page of the Church Pick.

 

Location

 

Drops

  • Blood Echoes NG (36,300), NG+ (139,161), NG++ (153,078 [+bell maidens = 203,238]), NG+6 (347,903)
    NG+9 (597,001) [according to 's video at 44:50, either continues scaling and/or runes involved?]
  • Yellow Backbone x3

 

Combat Information

  • Weak to Bolt and Fire.
  • Strong against Arcane.
  • When at the second level, the boss can perform the attack "Swinging Corpses," (Scroll below for more detail) so make sure to be paying attention to the One Reborn while attacking the casters.
  • The corpse at the top, even while not collapsed, takes more damage from projectiles than the rest of its body.
  • Magic deals Arcane damage, includes "Rain of Flesh" - "Vein Shot" - "Blast"
  • To start the fight go to the second level to remove the casters. Be careful not to knock them to the first level as they are likely to survive the fall.
  • High damage can be dealt to the boss after it collapses. Make sure to strike the corpse protruding from the top of the boss while it's collapsed.
  • Should you hear the torso caster on the back of the boss howl as he channels, back off immediately. It is about to do an area of effect attack that deals high damage. Avoid this by backing away or running to the back end of the boss.
  • If the boss stops and appears to vomit, move away immediately. You'll avoid the flood of vomit.
  • Fighting him along his side between his legs is a recommended approach. Stay closer to the back of him to avoid the burst damage spell his raised head can cast. Roll out when he starts thrashing around of when your health is at about half. Especially if the casters are still active it is a good idea to stay above half health when meleeing to avoid getting trampled to death.
  • After you've struck the boss with a combo he may summon a rain of body parts which tracks you. Back step or dodge until the attack stops. This can cause a lot of damage so it's best avoided.
  • Adopt a hit-and-run tactic. The fireballs only do menial damage, and won't hit you often at all if you keep moving. Run, hit him with a dash strong attack, and run away, slowing to a walk to regain stamina. One should always keep on the move, and keep distance unless you're closing in for a pass.
  • Like Amygdala, the larger limbs at either end of the boss can be weakened and broken. You'll see blood coming out of each leg with combo'd hits. Focus on one limb and you'll break it, causing more damage.

 

Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Flailing Corpses All limbs on the body of the one reborn start furiously kicking and swiping in all directions, literally every limb on its body flails.
Rain of Flesh Body parts fall randomly atop the player's head and deal damage.
Vein Shot Charges up massive ball atop his head that he then uses as a precision projectile.
Sweeping Corpses Reaches up to the bell women and swings its more massive limbs in a sweeping motion.
Discharge A stream of putrid liquid is discharged onto the arena floor. The slow speed of this attack gives ample time to move to higher ground.

 

Strategy:

This can be an easy boss if approached correctly. The player should first take care to run past the boss and up the stairs in the corner areas and kill the Chime Maidens that are supporting the boss. This approach will be similar to fighting Tower Knight in Demon's Souls.

Once this is done, head back to the boss arena and engage the boss from proximity, with a weapon that gives you either quick successive hits or a heavy knockback effect. You will want to target his mid section, making use of the specific spot between his middle legs where he has a hard time hitting you. Alternatively pick one of the larger legs and focus on it entirely, weakening it for a lot of damage.

If the boss begins discharge or Vein Shot/Rain of Flesh you should run around the arena to counter, and Flailing Corpses is easily countered by backstepping away. This boss is easy to stagger, and weak to fire and bolt damage, to take advantage of this.

 

Player Notes

  • It's easiest to get to the boss from the first lantern through the elevator instead of trying to take a closer lantern.

 

Videos

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Lore

 

Notes & Trivia

  • The arena of this boss and the placement of the Chime Maidens is reminiscent of the Tower Knight and the archers in Demon's Souls; furthermore, Tower Knight's weak spot is his legs while this boss is entirely constructed from leg parts.
  • The One Reborn resembles Nito from Dark Souls and Dark Souls II's The Rotten. Undead amalgams first appeared in Demons' Souls.
  • The One Reborn's theme much resembles the song "The Plagues" from The Prince of Egypt movie.

 

Gallery

One Reborn Creepy Crawler Thumb One Reborn Point Down Thumb One Reborn The Tower Full Thumb

One Reborn Skeletal Hello A Full Thumb One Reborn Red Moon Profile Thumb One Reborn Point Down Cast Thumb

 One Reborn Thrashing Thumb One Reborn Badass Thumb One Reborn Rear Cluster Thumb  

One Reborn Charging Thumb One Reborn Summon Guts Thumb One Reborn Towering Smash Thumb

One Reborn Crush Thumb One Reborn Casting Thumb One Reborn You Died Thumb

Details

One Reborn Summon Thumb One Reborn Skeletal Hello Thumb One Reborn Mid section A Thumb

One Reborn Red Blast Detail Thumb One Reborn Mid section B Thumb One Reborn Mid section C Thumb

One Reborn Plunge Attack Thumb One Reborn Labyrinth Roots A Thumb One Reborn Labyrinth Roots B Thumb

One Reborn Crawler Thumb One Reborn The Child A Thumb One Reborn The Child B Thumb

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      this was much easier than I expected tbh. beat him the first playthrough first try. +7 hunter's axe with fire paper, rushed to kill the maidens first, let the summon tank and went nuts on the boss until the summon died. after that it was just simple hit and run.

      • Anonymous

        This is my first playthrough, and before I criticize I just want to say I seriously love the game; the atmosphere, the weapons, the combat, tons of unique enemies, npc hunter fights are amazing, and so on.. it’s probably my most enjoyed Souls game ever.

        However.. so many of these bosses are such a HUGE let down. I (sadly) have not died to single (main-game, undead giant chalice got me a few times when I was under leveled) boss yet, besides Blood Starved Beast at that’s probably only because I was trying to get some parry timings down. Like they honestly feel incomplete to me? Amygdala and this one (The One Reborn) were both almost identical in terms of how the fight went down, I simply got as close as possible/underneath them and just spam the Threaded Cane til they are dead. Rom literally was the absolute worst offender, I wouldn’t even call that a boss.. you just simply hold forward and ignore the little spiders and dodge away from her extremely telegraphed attacks that she barely throws out.

        It’s like every single boss in this game just dies so damn fast and/or they get stunned so easily that you just destroy. Now I’m not overleveled whatsoever, I do not grind in souls games ever, I’m not using some OP weapon (my cane is only at lvl 6 atm, and I don’t think cane is a top tier weapon, is it?), I never look up boss strategies, I generally come here after the fight to see if I missed any mechanics or see what other people do to defeat the boss.

        I just feel like the bosses should pose much more of a challenge considering we get friggin 20 heals (!) from the start of the game, it’s insane, and on top of that we can rally HP back by staying aggressive.. like the design just feels so off, why give us access to so many heals if I never have to use more than 3 or 4 in any single boss fight so far. If this game ever gets a remastered 60 fps re-release they really need to fix some of these bosses and make them actually challenging.

        Okay rant over. Just a bit disappointed that my last 5 or so boss fights have been a complete and utter joke, really hope whatever is left gives me some type of challenge, because I want to finish the game on a high note and hopefully do another playthrough.

        • Anonymous

          Why include, "The One Reborn resembles Nito from Dark Souls and Dark Souls II's The Rotten. " No, it does not.... It looks nothing like Nito nor The Rotten. Just dumb

          • Anonymous

            So, if this thing somehow connects Bloodborne with Sekiro and Dark Souls, why not grasp at some more straw and connect it to Berserk too?

            • Anonymous

              Easy boss, +7 Saw Spear with Bolt Paper, run underneath it, letting summon take aggro, just hack away and recover the health lost from the fireballs. 1st try on my 1st run of the game

              • Anonymous

                Just beat him first try, level 65 with Ludwigs holy blade pls 8, definitely need to kill the chime maidens first, but after just charge attack his mid section, easy 36k

                • Anonymous

                  How to kill him in 30 seconds. BBP with saw cleaver and r1 l1 till he staggers. When he staggers break each of his Limbs for infinite stagger. Spam r1 with full beasthood.

                  • Anonymous

                    Wait.. So one can kill the bell *****es? I was too busy fighting this meat thing to notice... Now I feel stupid.

                    • Never really understood this guy's deal outside of getting stunlocked and occasionally puking on you or shooting a blood thing for middling damage. Even at 27 Vitality, there's just not much challenge if you play fast and aggressive. Across multiple builds (Basic quality, Gun, Arcane), One Reborn just eats it and dies without much of a fight.

                      Or, as the message I found in its arena with 500 ratings put it: "Pitiful, really." (Gesture: Shake Off Cape)

                      • Anonymous

                        Am I doing something wrong? I beat him twice already, both on different quality builds no sweat. Now I’m playing on a str/arc build, and I barely do 200 dmg and for some reason his ground poison attack can kill me from across the arena

                        • Anonymous

                          Is this thing supposed to deal so much damage? I keep reading up that its easy, but I get caught in something like its puke and end up dying very quickly, everything takes out at least a third of my health bar.

                          • Anonymous

                            Oh you can go up there and kill those ladies, huh? Whoops, killed him without realizing. Which was satisfying in it's own right, enjoyable fight. Killing the ladies might have made it too easy.

                            • Anonymous

                              Here's my theory: the mensis ritual's purpose is to create bodies for great ones of the nightmare to puppeteer. Obviously the snatchers are kidnapping people and bringing them to Yahar'gul so they can be integrated into these amalgams. The only great ones we see outside of nightmares are lesser Amygdala, Ebrietas, Rom, and the Celestial Emissary. Rom and the Emissary are "artificial" great ones of sorts as the Emissary was created by the Choir and Rom was born at Byrgenwerth. Ebrietas didn't ascend with the other great ones for whatever reason. However, Amygdala seems to exist in both the waking world and the nightmare, with the lesser Amygdala providing passage into nightmares. My guess is that Amygdala is supervising the ritual in place of the other great ones as she is the only one who can commune with the great ones of the nightmare and observe the ritual in the physical world. If you look at the living string description, it describes the brain of mensis as rotten. The brain also looks like a giant amalgamation of heads and eyes with some random appendages sticking out at various points, very different from the 2 other great ones in the nightmare, being Mergo's nurse and Amygdala. It's possible the brain of mensis was an earlier product of the ritual which is why it's completely immobile and unable to defend itself when dropped into the pit. Anyways, that's enough insane rambling from me.

                              • Anonymous

                                One of the best OSTs. Since the boss is actually pretty easy, I like to finish it off by running up the stairs to the connecting bridge, dodging the blood missiles, then doing a plunging attack when it gets close.

                                Creepy as hell when it "stands up" to reach the upper levels, though.

                                • Anonymous

                                  You can also summon Yamamura for the fight. He's to the right, behind a carriage in the area directly before the fight. Idk if the League rune is required, but I had it. Oddly enough, I didn't get a summon for Antal, though.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    "Some believe it to be the reincarnation of Gravelord Nito."
                                    Yes, we should call those people - if they even exist - morons.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      if you somehow are struggling to beat this boss, use fire paper and beast pellets, and tear apart one of its crotches

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Given the known Bloodborne lore and the absence of such, I have a theory the One Reborn was the/a Moon Presence, as partly indicated by its intro cutscene. Since the one we're aware of is within the Hunter's Dream, it doesn't reflect it's physical presence in the "real" Yharnham, but is possibly Gehrman's memory of the Old One empowering his dream.

                                        Considering the amount of mutations from beasts to man-beasts and from celestials to celestial kin, if we assume the Amygdala and the Moon Presence are similar, it's possible someone experimented with some of the Old Ones and recreated an Amygdala/Presence with human blood and ended up creating... this - the rebirth of an Old One.

                                        • If you have the Blade of Mercy you can kill the maidens, lock onto his middle section, stand between the joints of two of his legs, and R1 spam until he dies. Did this my first try only had to back off twice to heal.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            You can get all way the round the back and wail on it from there, it’s tail/ass bit that sticks out. It can’t really hit you and it’s really weak, so you can easily stagger. Then when it’s staggered hit the human-looking bit on top at the front, which is the weak spot

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I summoned help for the fight because I'm not very good at this game and I think it glitched because after I killed all the maidens he just stood there taking electrified swords to the butt until he died. I think the NPC I summoned also may have either glitched or felt bad for him or something because he just stopped hitting him too. I literally let go of the controller with my left hand and just pressed R2. Had I known I wouldn't have wasted the insight but I think I got super lucky because I'm generally bad at this game.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Of all the bosses, this sad lump of bodies gets an amazing soundtrack. Most of the time you can't even hear the good part of the soundtrack, because the boss is dead within the first minute or so, lol.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  My lore theory is that this is the true final form of Patches. A patches megazord, if you will. Think about it, now he has 50 different legs to kick you off of ledges!

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Throughout several playthroughs ive killed this boy in one go, but im on my 4th try now he kills me every time with the diarrhoea of doom.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      "Strong attacks and tough patterns? Nah, let's just have him constantly flail around with 360° of stagger/dmg and have NPCs heal him lol"

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I wonder if the One Reborn was created to be a physical body for the Brain of Mensis, outside of the nightmare. I don't have any evidence for this, so I won't try to claim it's true, just a fun thought.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Addendum to the "lore" section linking this page to Rakuyo's hilariously bad assertions: The One Reborn is not a reincarnation of Gravelord Nito because Bloodborne is not Dark Souls; while The One Reborn can be inferred to have been created by the Mensis ritual, the link in the "lore" section sadly leads to Rakuyo's inane attempts at lore dissection.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Alright, so I beat it on my first try and after looking at these comments, I was confused cause not once did he use whatever the vomit move was. I also didn't know you could kill the chime maidens. Either it has something to do with the maidens, or I was just the luckiest Bloodborne player today.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Theres actually a glitch in one of the towers that you can use to take him out. What you do is stand at the top, and he'll kinda lunge at you through the wall. Back up a little, hit that body part, and repeat. It takes time but it works like a charm, and you dont need any special gear or anything. Just watch out for the falling corpses. And of course, dont forget the chime maidens, otherwise you'll be there all day. I can explain it further if need be. Just thought I would give a helpful tip.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I think my fight glitched, because I basically just glued myself to his side and hacked away. Every time the maidens hit me with anything I wailed on him to get my health back. I kept expecting a massive AOE....but... I figure it was either a bug or my boss RNG was insane.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I believe the bosses name is an innuendo to what it is. My theory is the boss is made up of ALL the victims of those abducted by the college of Mensis and sacrificed. Anyway, “One Reborn” can also mean “Reborn as One.” Everyone sacrificed has been reborn as a single living entity. Anyway, I’m HP Lovecraft lore, the old gods delight in sacrifice, especially human sacrifice and I suspect that was the prime reason the College of Mensis was kidnapping people.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    This says back off immediately when vomit flood comes, that’s bull*****. It covers the whole floor! Run up the stairs to avoid

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Old Hunter Yamamura is also up for summons on this one. If you have completed Hunter's Nightmare, at least. I found this out whilst on NG++. His summon sign is behind a carriage, by the tower with the ladder!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I slayed him just today one more time, and somehow it made me thinking... May this resembling to Orhpan of Kos? Just look at this. Looks like him (I mean that part of the body casting things, screaming). And right after him is Micolash, who were praying to Kos. So, we killed Orphan of Kos (or someone did before us), "reunited" him with the sea that "takes everything". I guess "everything" was corpses, many af (look how many drowned ships at the coast). We dispel his spirit/soul into the sea, and some part of the dead got it's pieces. That's why he's in that form now. Besides, there was a lighthouse. Lighthouses come with bells that indicating where it stands (besides the light). A beacon. Witches with bells played the role of this beacon, indicating where he should be. Aaaand here we go: Reborn means "born again", come back to life. Someone had to die before. And I see only one option with all these guesses. It may be barely readable, I'm sorry for this. English is not my native language, and I tried to match these thoughts just minutes ago and while I write this. I may be missing something tho, feel free to destroy this theory.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Charge up the tonitrus, stay under the torso and beat his meat. Go to the stairs to heal/avoid aoe attacks. Second easiest bossfight.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            kill the pyromancer *****s then finish him off, put flame/bolt on weapon and use vial when his blood attack thingies hit you. too easy.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              So Easy! As long as you can summon Defector Antal to distract The One Reborn while you take out the Chime Maidens, and then whale on it together. Back up when it throws a tantrum and you're good!

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                At the Advent Plaza go towards the building with the members of school of Mensis, on the either side of the entrance you can see weird statue like things some partially covered in cloth. The structure and general design of those might hint at them being failed attempts at creating the One Reborn, as according to Darkbeast Paarl description, the school of Mensis tried several times to create a Great One.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I just used the Beckoning Bell and a cooperator came. I summoned Defector Antal, and charged in (team of 3 people). The player and me attacked the Chime maidens while Antal was dragging attention from the One reborn. We eventually gang-banged the boss (Antal still alive) with Bolt weapons, pretty easy since each player gets a weak spot from the One Reborn. But that of course, needs online play...

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The One Reborn... The First of The Dead, the Great Dead One reincarnated. It's not a coincidence some of the enemies in this area leave behind pinwheels on the ground upon death.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      How the hell do you avoid his arena spanning vomit attack? Or is there some sort of attire i could wear to give me better resistance?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        The player notes aren't correct in the slightest so please take them off the page. Out of 35 runs against The One Reborn, all 35 times I "deactivated" the glowing skeleton pools and of the 35 runs only 3 had any noticeable behavior changes. The vomit attack didn't happen at all during those 3 but that was the only change. During a few runs the rain of corpses happened less sometimes.

                                                                                        tl;dr please take the incorrect information down. The glowing pools do nothing at all to the boss fight.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Good ol' Granfalloon--and I don't mean it just looks like the boss from Castlevania, I mean this thing really reflects Kurt Vonnegut's definition of such a conglomeration: "A proud and meaningless group of human beings." My interpretation was that this creature represented how the School of Mensis became a mindless, directionless group of philosophers who had lost sight of their own intentions. Instead of working with the Choir to "heal" Yharnam's blood, they became obsessed with the power that their pursuit of knowledge had granted them. This is illustrated quite clearly in the Student Set, which declares that the scholars had become focused "not on thought or knowledge, but pure pretension." By quite literally brainwashing Yharnamites, the School of Mensis relies upon esotericism to maintain their status, and the One Reborn is the image conjured by the Hunter's interpretation this conflict. Even the name, "One Reborn," seems to represent the abolition of the self and subjugation into a social structure.

                                                                                          • the first time i fought this guy i was not expecting a boss fight so i ran in with 23 health gone and no blood vials. Lets just say i was pissed when he showed up and kicked my ass

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This is so weird. I haven’t had problems with any boss prior to this. Normally beat on the 1st or 2nd time but this one for some reason has been killing me. Never a problem down to the bottom 1/3 or 1/4 health but for some reason after that shit hits the fan.

                                                                                              • I have quite the awesome lore theory on this thing, bear with me, it appears in advent plaza, which afterwards is the only way to access the nightmare of mensis, note that it appears out of a void, and that the worlds are all above each other, my theory is that advent plaza is below the school of mensis, and TOR was kept in the void below the school, i think it was a vessel for the brain of mensis, but your appearance interrupted the ritual, note that there is a lever that allows you to drop the brain into the void, but you just pulled the lever all the way back and the stress dropped it, maybe that lever was supposed to lower the brain slowly and you basically fumbled that, what was supposed to happen was TOR was supposed to be summoned than the brain lowered onto it, upon which it would become a true man made great one, mensis. i assume it would be called mensis because we are given no clues as to why the school is named as such (for the record i do know what the word actually means) but my assumption is that the brain of mensis isn't just a title, its actually the brain of something/one CALLED mensis.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  This was literally the easiest boss. I beat him on my first try after accidentally summoning the guy. I just stayed behind him.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Am I the only one who thinks that the one reborn is the orphan of kos , just "reborn" ? look at the two , the similarities in their appearance is obvious to me.

                                                                                                    • the player notes bit seems to be inaccurate, i unlit all four kneeling altars and proceeded with the boss, killed all the bell maidens and first thing he does when i go back down into the arena, is the rain of flesh attack followed IMMEDIATELY by the vommit attack. these altar things probably do something, but i don't think what the wiki says is correct

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        About the "player notes": Instead of hurting yourself pull the Undead Amalgams (skelton constructs) to the bonefires. Fluids will drip out of their bodies and for the duration of this "sweat" animation they will be slower and easy to take out.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          One of the easiest bosses in my opinion: on NG+ with a whirlygig saw and some decent gems you'll easily do 9k dmg every time you hold L2, anything that hits hits hard on his "between legs".

                                                                                                          If you want to play together or need help anywhere just add me on ps4: YGears99

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            I beat this boss first time by spamming axe spin.
                                                                                                            You just need to position yourself to avoid being kicked by those legs then just spin,spin,spin.

                                                                                                            Though,i believe this strategy will no longer work on higher ng+

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              playing for the first time and killed him first try with a +8 tonitrus. idk if other people have issues with him but he seems really easy

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                This boss isn't that hard, but I still think it's one of the coolest events in Soulsborne. I can't really recall a time in any other Soulsborne games when there's a sense of urgency like there is in Yahar'gul, watching as the city is clearly falling deeper and deeper into the curse as the Pthumerians begin summoning hordes of undead beasts, while the Great Ones begin their descent. When you finally reach the end of Yahar'gul, this humongous, rotten... THING just drops out of the damn moon, barring your advance toward the source of the spreading "scourge" (it becomes evident at this precise moment that beasthood is not at all a physical ailment like you've been led to believe). Usually all the bosses are just waiting for us from the start of the game. Not to mention, the music also does a fantastic job of lending to the urgency of the battle. It gives me the sense that if I fail to kill the One Reborn, Yharnam is truly finished, and possibly the rest of mankind as well.

                                                                                                                Also way more fun with a final plunging attack right to its head... Well, the main head.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Oh, i know i probably should'nt share this, but the first time i faced this boss, he wiped the floor with me.
                                                                                                                  Everyone thinks he is a joke. But i had quite a hard time.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    For some reason I was able to dodge under him and just spam hit his torso. He kept getting stunned. I got low on health a couple times from the bell maidens, but I don't think he landed a single hit on me. Used a +8 saw cleaver and just went to town.

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