Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

Mortal Kombat 9 (2011) Cheats, Codes, Cheat Codes, Moves, Fatalities, Walkthrough

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  • Play as Darkseid

    Successfully complete DC Story mode. Then, press R1 at the character selection screen. Note: Darkseid does not have any Heroic Brutalities.

  • Play as Shao Kahn

    Successfully complete Mortal Kombat Story mode. Then, press R1 at the character selection screen. Note: Shao Kahn does not have any Fatalities.

  • Alternate costumes

    At character selection screen, press Start when choosing a character.

  • Ultimate Icy Counter

    While playing as Sub-Zero, press Square(2), Down, Back, Square or Square(2) to perform Icy Counter. The game registers the opponent's knockback as an attack and can then be countered using Sub-Zero's Icy Counter. If done at the correct angle, you can miss your opponent when countering and set yourself up for another move while your opponent is still frozen.

  • Moves

    The following is a list of the special moves, pro moves, and finishing moves for all characters:

    Baraka

    Special moves

      Sharp Spark: Press Down, Back, Square (hold Square for delay)
      Scrape Kick: Press Forward(2), Triangle
      Chop Chop Blades: Press Back(2), X
      Blade Cyclone: Press Down, Forward, Circle

    Pro moves

      Chop Chop Blades, Scrape Kick: Press Back(2), X. Wait until blades stop cutting, then press Forward(2), Triangle.

    Fatalities

      Stab Slam: Press Back, Forward, Down, Forward, Square when close
      Chest Stab: Press Forward(2), Down(2), X when close

    Jax

    Special moves

      Gun Runner: Press Back(2), Square
      Power Fist: Press Down, Back, Triangle (press Square or X after the punch for an extra hit)
      Blinding Light: Press Down, Back, Square
      Rocket Blast: Press Down, Back, X
      Double Rocket Blast: Press Down, Back, X, Down, Back, Circle
      Gotcha Grab: Press Forward(2), Triangle (tap Triangle for extra hits)
      Ground Pound: Press Down(2), Circle

    Pro moves

      Double Rocket Blast: Press Down, Back, X, then press Down, Back, Circle after first rocket appears.
      Power Fist, Gotcha Grab: Press Down, Back, Triangle. Wait for the move to connect, then press Square. Wait for the move to connect, then press Forward(2), Triangle.
      Ground Pound, Gun Runner: Press Down(2), Back. Wait until your fist hits the ground, then press Back, Square.
      Power Fist Head Smash: Press Down, Back, Triangle. Wait for the move to connect, then press X.

    Fatalities

      Head Smash: Press Back, Forward(2), Back, Triangle when close
      Machine Gun: Press Forward(2), Back(2), X when close

    Kano

    Special moves

      Kano Ball: Press Back, Forward, Circle
      Kano Up Ball: Press Down, Forward, Triangle
      Brutal Throw: Press Down, Forward, Square
      Knife Toss: Press Down, Back, Square
      Parry: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Eye Laser: Press Back(2), Square

    Pro moves

      Kano Up And Down Ball: Press Down, Forward, Triangle. Wait until the ball hits, then press Forward, Circle.
      Brutal Throw Bounce: Press Down, Forward, Square. Wait until the body hits the ground, then press Down, Back, Triangle.
      Jump In Kano Ball: Jump towards opponent, then press Square, Back, Forward, Circle.
      Unblockable Kano Ball: Press Back, Forward, Circle + R2, release Circle. Wait until you hear the pro move sound, then release R2.

    Fatalities

      Knife Throw: Press Back, Down, Back, Forward, Square when one step away
      Flip Stomp: Press Down(2), Forward, Back, Circle when one step away

    Kitana

    Special moves

      Bladed Fans: Press Forward(2), Square (also can be done in air)
      Square Wave Assault: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Rolling Fury: Press Down, Forward, Circle
      Mystical Teleportation: Press Down, Back, Square (also can be done in air)
      Fan Lift: Press Back(2), Square
      Razor's Tip: Press Down, Forward, Triangle

    Pro moves

      Square Wave Assault To Bladed Fans: Press Down, Back, Triangle. Wait until the first punch lands, then press Forward(2), Square.

    Fatalities

      Fan Throw to The Head: Press Back(2), Forward, Square at sweeping distance
      Kiss of Death: Press Forward, Down(2), Back, X at sweeping distance

    Liu Kang

    Special moves

      High Dragon Fire: Press Forward(2), Square (also can be done in air)
      Low Dragon Fire: Press Forward(2), X
      Flying Dragon Kick: Press Forward(2), Triangle
      Bicycle Kick: Press Back(2), Forward, Circle
      Dragon's Tail (Cartwheel): Press Down, Back, B and also one of the following:
      Spinning Backfist: Press (after Dragon's Tail) Square
      Uppercut: Press (after Dragon's Tail) Triangle (sets up juggle)
      Zen Trip: Press (after Dragon's Tail) X
      Shaolin Spirit: Press (after Dragon's Tail) Circle

    Pro moves

      Bicycle Kick to High Dragon Fire: Press Back(2), Forward, Circle. Wait until the end of the Bicycle Kick, then press Forward(2), Square.
      Bicycle Kick to Flying Dragon Kick: Press Back(2), Forward, Circle. Wait until the end of the Bicycle Kick, then press Forward(2), Triangle.

    Fatalities

      MK1 Arcade Drop: Press Forward, Back, Down(2), X at sweeping distance
      Head Stomp: Press Down(2), Forward, Down, Circle when one step away

    Raiden

    Special moves

      Vicinity Blast: Press Down, Back, Triangle (hold Triangle for larger blast)
      Lightning Bolt: Press Down, Back, Square (Hold Square for larger blast)
      Projectile Cancel: Press Down, Forward (cancels Vicinity Blast and Lighting Bolt)
      Energy Teleport: Press Down, Back, X
      Lightning Shock: Press Forward(2), Triangle
      The Superman: Press Forward(2), Circle (also can be done in air)

    Pro moves

      Double Teleport: Press Down, Back, X, Down, Back, X (perform second teleport immediately after the first).
      Double Vicinity Blast: Press Down, Back, Triangle. Wait until the first blast hits, then press Down, Back, Circle.
      Lightning Shock To Teleport: Press Forward(2), Triangle. Wait until the opponent is almost punched, then press Down, Back, Circle.

    Fatalities

      Ground Slam: Press Down, Forward, Down, Up, Triangle when one step away
      Electrocution: Press Back, Forward(2), Down, Circle when one step away

    Scorpion

    Special moves

      Spear: Press Back(2), Square
      Fiery Teleport: Press Down, Back, X (also can be done in air)
      Inner Flames: Press Down(2), Triangle (hold Triangle for longer flame)
      Hell Fire: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Hellish Slide: Press Down, Back, Circle

    Pro moves

      Double Fiery Teleport: Press Down, Back, X, Down, Back, X (immediately do second Fiery Teleport after the first)
      Air Teleport, Fiery Teleport: Press Down, Back, X (while in air), Down, Back, X (immediately do second Fiery Teleport after the first)

    Fatalities

      Toasty!: Press Down(3), Circle at sweeping distance
      Lava Pool: Press Forward(2), Back, Down, X when close

    Shang Tsung

    Special moves

      Skull Fire: Press Back(2), Triangle
      Sky Fire: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Slide Launch: Press Down, Forward, Circle
      Soul Steal: Press Down, Back, X
      Body Switch: Press Down, Circle, Forward, Square
      Hot Escape: Press Down, Back, Circle
      Hot Skull: Press Triangle after Hot Escape (this is a Pro Move)
      Hot Blast: Press X after Hot Escape (this is a Pro Move)
      Body Switch: Press Down, Back, Forward, Square

    Pro moves

      Multi-Fire: Press Back(2), Triangle. Wait until the fireball appears, then press Square. Wait until the fireball appears, then press Triangle (up to three fireballs).
      Slide Launch: Press Down, Forward, Circle. Wait until the slide connects, then press Up, Circle.

    Fatalities

      Back Breaker: Press Back, Down, Forward, X when close
      Morph: Press Down(2), Forward(2), Triangle when close

    Shao Kahn

    Special moves

      Shoulder Charge: Press Forward(2), Circle
      Rising Emperor: Press Back, Forward, Circle
      Energy Shield: Press Down, Back, X
      Pulse Blast: Press Back(2), Square
      Choke Punch: Press Forward(2), Square
      Hammer Smash: Press Back, Forward, Triangle

    Pro moves

      Double Choke Punch: Press Forward(2), Square. Wait until the punch connects, then press Square + Triangle.
      Shoulder Charge To Rising Emperor: Press Forward(2), Circle. Wait until the shoulder charge connects, then press Up + Circle.

    Fatalities

      None

    Sonya

    Special moves

      Ring of Doom: Press Down, Forward, Square (can be done twice)
      Deadly Kiss: Press Down, Back, Square
      Leg Grab: Press Back, Forward, Circle
      Bicycle Kick: Press Down, Back, Circle (can also be done in air)
      Kartwheel Flip: Press Down, Forward, X
      Square Wave Punch: Press Down, Back, Triangle

    Pro moves

      Bicycle Kick, Air Bicycle Kick: Press Down, Back, Circle. Wait until blood appears, then press Down, Back, Circle.
      Double Ring of Doom: Press Down, Forward, Square. Wait until the knee touches the ground, then press Down, Forward, Square.
      Leg Grab Bounce: Press Back, Forward, Circle. Wait until the opponent hits the ground, then press Square + Triangle.

    Fatalities

      Kiss of Death: Press Down(2), Back, Forward, Square at sweeping distance
      Neck Breaker: Press Down, Back, Forward(2), Circle when one step away

    Sub-Zero

    Special moves

      Icy Counter: Press Down, Back, Square
      Ice Nugget: Press Down, Back, Triangle (unblockable)
      Icy Freeze: Press Down, Forward, X
      Tombstone Teleport: Press Down, Back, X
      Cold Slide: Press Back + X + Circle

    Pro moves

      Teleport To Icy Counter: Press Down, Back, X. Wait until you are in the ground, then press Down, Back, Square.
      Cold Slide To Teleport: Press Back, Forward, Circle, then press Down, Back, X.

    Fatalities

      Freeze Kick: Press Back(2), Down, Back, Circle when close
      Freeze Slam: Press Back, Forward, Down, Forward, Triangle when close

    Batman

    Special moves

      Smoke Capsule: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Batarang: Press Down, Forward, Square (can also be done in air)
      Leaping Shadow Kick: Press Down, Forward, Circle
      Leg Take Down: Press Down, Back, Circle
      Sneaky Batarang: Press Down, Back, Square
      Dark Absorption: Press Back(2), Triangle (projectile absorption block)
      Smoke Escape: Press Down, Back, X

    Pro moves

      Double Batarang: Press Down, Forward, Square, then press Down, Back, Triangle.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Bat Swarm: Press Down, Back, Forward(2), Circle when close
      Grappling Hook: Press Down(3), Up. Wait until landing on the ground, then press X at sweeping distance

    Captain Marvel

    Special moves

      Solomon Escape: Press Down, Back, Circle
      Strength of Hercules: Press Back, Forward, Triangle
      Atlas Clap: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Power of Zeus: Press Down, Back, Square
      Achilles Bolt: Press Down, Back, X
      Mercury Bear Hug: Press Back, Forward, Circle

    Pro moves

      Power of Zeus Extended: Press Down, Back, Square, then press Forward, Triangle
      Mercury Bear Hug Attack: Press Back, Forward, Circle, then tap Triangle during the Mercury Bear Hug

    Heroic Brutalities

      Slam & Stomp: Press Down, Forward, Back, Forward, Square when close
      Ground Slam: Press Down, Back, Down, Forward, Triangle when one step away

    Catwoman

    Special moves

      Whip Sting: Press Down, Back, Square (can also be done in air)
      Lasso Grip: Press Back, Forward, Triangle
      Kitty Surprise: Press Back, Forward, X
      Raging Cat: Press Back, Forward, Circle
      Somersaulting Fever: Press Down, Forward, X
      Nine Lives: Press Down, Back, Circle (certain projectile/move dodge)

    Pro moves

      Whip Sting, Lasso Grip: Press Down, Back, Square, then as soon as Whip Sting connects, press Back, Forward, Triangle.
      Whip Sting, Kitty Surprise: Press Down, Back, Square, then as soon as Whip Sting connects, press Back, Forward, X.
      Pounce Grab into Whip Crack: Press Back, Forward, Circle. Wait until the final scratch, then press Back, Forward, Square.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Neck Breaker: Press Down, Back, Down, Forward, Triangle at sweeping distance
      Claw Attack: Press Forward, Back, Forward, Back, Circle at sweeping distance

    Darkseid

    Special moves

      Omega Beam: Press Back(2), Square
      Anti-Air Omega Beam: Press Back(2), Triangle
      Omega Tremor: Press Down(2), Circle
      Omega Knee: Press Back, Forward, Circle
      Omega Force: Press Down, Back, X

    Pro moves

      Omega Force With Head Smash: Press Down, Back, X. Wait until he lands, then press Square + Triangle.
      Double Anti-Air Omega Beam: Press Back(2), Triangle. Wait until the beam hits, then press Back(2), Square.

    Heroic Brutalities

      None

    Deathstroke

    Special moves

      Close Flash Bomb: Press Down(2), X
      Far Flash Bomb: Press Down(2), Circle
      Pistol Shot: Press Back, Forward, Square
      Lunging Stab: Press Back, Forward, Triangle
      Stomach Stab: Press Down, Forward, Square

    Pro moves

      Double Pistol Shot: Press Back, Forward, Square. Wait until the first shot is fired, then press Forward(2), Triangle.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Gunshot: Press Forward(2), Down, Forward, Triangle when close
      Neck Breaker: Press Forward, Down, Back, Forward, X when close

    The Flash

    Special moves

      Fast Escape: Press Down, Back, X
      Super Uppercut: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Teleport Uppercut: Press Down, Back, Circle
      Around The World: Press Back, Forward, Circle
      Flurry Punch: Press Back, Forward, Triangle
      Teleport Flurry: Press Down, Back, Square

    Pro moves

      Teleport Flurry Throw: Press Down, Back, Square. Wait for the last hit of the flurry, then press L1.
      Teleport Uppercut Into Super Uppercut: Press Down, Back, Square. Wait just before the first uppercut connects, then press Down, Back, Triangle.
      Like the Wind, Super Uppercut: Press Triangle(2), Square. Wait until the last of the combo sequence connects, then press Down, Back, Triangle.
      Like the Wind, Teleport Uppercut: Press Triangle(2), Square. Wait until the last of the combo sequence connects, then press Down, Back, Circle.
      Triple Teleport Uppercut: Press Down, Back, Circle. Wait until the last uppercut connects, then press Triangle. Wait until the last uppercut connects, then press Triangle.
      Triple Super Uppercut: Press Down, Circle, Triangle. Wait until the last uppercut connects, then press Triangle. Wait until the last uppercut connects, then press Triangle.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Flashy Beatdown: Press Back(2), Forward(2), Circle at sweeping distance
      Whirlwind Slam: Press Down, Forward, Down, Back, Down, Forward, X when close

    Green Lantern

    Special moves

      Summoned Hand Grip: Press Down, Back, Square
      Justice Grip: Press Down, Forward, X
      Strength of Will: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Judgment Hammer: Press Back(2), X
      Wall Barrier: Press Back, Forward, Circle

    Pro moves

      Triple Overhead Hammer: Press Down, Back, Triangle. Wait until the previous hit lands, then press Down, Back, Triangle. Wait until the previous hit lands, then press Down, Back, Triangle.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Orb Squeeze: Press Forward, Back, Down, Back, X at sweeping distance
      Hammer Smash: Press Back, Forward, Down(2), Circle at sweeping distance

    The Joker

    Special moves

      Laughing Fist: Press Down, Back, X
      Joker's Wild: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Bombs Away: Press Forward(2), Circle
      Bombs Away Close: Press Forward(2), Triangle
      Bombs Away Medium: Press Forward(2), X
      Bombs Away Far: Press Forward(2), Circle
      Put It There Pal: Press Down, Back, Square
      Sinister Heels: Press Back, Forward, Circle
      Funnyman: Press Back, Down, Forward, X
      Magic Trick: Press Down, Back, Circle and also one of the following:
      Surprise Pistol Whip: Press (after Magic Trick) Square
      Surprise Bomb: Press (after Magic Trick) Triangle
      Surprise Stomp: Press (after Magic Trick) X
      Surprise Slide: Press (after Magic Trick) Circle

    Pro moves

      Surprise Pistol Whip And Shot: Press Down, Back, Circle, Square. Wait until the pistol whip connects, then press Down, Back, Triangle.
      Surprise Pistol Whip, Funnyman: Press Down, Back, Circle, Square. Wait until pistol whip connects, then press Back, Down, Forward, X.
      Seven Sinister Heels: Press Back, Forward, Circle, then tap Circle as fast as possible after the move.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Gunshot: Press Forward, Back, Forward, Square when close
      Playing Cards: Press Back, Down, Back, Forward, Triangle when close

    Lex Luthor

    Special moves

      Target Practice: Press Down, Back, Square
      Powered Palms: Press Down, Forward, Triangle
      LexCorp Rocket: Press Down, Back, X (can also be done in air)
      Hot Flames: Press Back, Forward, X
      Evasive Maneuver: Press Down, Back, Circle
      Rocket Boots: Press Back, Forward, Circle

    Pro moves

      LexCorp Rocket To Evasive Maneuver: Press Down, Back, X, then press Down, Back, Circle.
      Powered Palms To Rocket Boots: Press Down, Forward, Triangle. Wait until the second palm strike connects, then press Back, Forward, Circle.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Body Twist: Press Down, Forward, Down, Back, Triangle when close
      Missile Attack: Press Up(3), Square when one step away

    Superman

    Special moves

      Heat Vision: Press Back(2), Square (can also be done in air; also can be repeated)
      Inhale Capture: Press Down, Back, Triangle
      Soaring Knockout: Press Down, Forward, Triangle
      Ice Breath: Press Down, Forward, X
      Ground Tremor: Press Down, Down, Circle
      Shoulder Charge: Press Forward, Forward, Circle
      Up, Up and Away (Hover): Press Down, Back, X and also one of the following:
      Hover Heat Vision Close: Press (after Up, Up and Back) Square
      Hover Heat Vision Far: Press (after Up, Up and Back) Triangle
      Ground Tremor: Press (after Up, Up and Back) X or Circle

    Pro moves

      Inhale Capture, Soaring Knockout: Press Down, Back, Triangle, then press Down, Forward, Triangle.
      Super Ground Tremor: Press Down(2), Circle. Wait until the first hit on ground connects, then press Down + Square + Triangle.
      Soaring Knockout: Press Down, Forward, Triangle. Wait until just before Superman punches, then press Down, Back, (X, Triangle, or Circle).
      Inhale Capture, Up Up and Back: Press Down, Back, Triangle. Wait until just before Superman punches, then press Down, Back, (X, Triangle, or Circle).

    Heroic Brutalities

      Ground Pound: Press Down(2), Forward(2), Square when close
      Freeze Slam: Press Forward(2), Down, Back, Circle when close

    Wonder Woman

    Special moves

      Wondrous Spin: Press Down, Back, Circle (can also be done in air)
      Divine Princess: Press Down, Forward, Triangle (can also be done in air)
      Splits Grab: Press Down, Forward, X
      Gotcha Girl: Press Forward, Forward, Circle
      Handstand Burst: Press Down, Back, X
      Lasso Grab: Press Back, Forward, Square

    Pro moves

      Handstand Burst, Splits Grab: Press Down, Back, X. Wait until her legs connect, then press Down, Forward, X.
      Handstand Burst: Press Down, Back, X. Wait until she grabs their leg, then press Down, Back, Triangle.

    Heroic Brutalities

      Lasso Slam: Press Up, Back, Down, Forward, Square at sweeping distance (jump, wait to land, then finish the Brutality combo)
      Lasso Spin: Press Forward, Back(2), Forward, Circle at sweeping distance

    The following video is of all Fatalities and Heroic Brutalities being performed:

  • Easy "Combo Champion" trophy

    Play as Sonya Blade, and perform her Bicycle Kick on an opponent to get ten hits each time and get the "Combo Champion" trophy. Alternately, play as The Flash. When the fight begins, press Away, Forward, Triangle. He should charge at your opponent and do a series of punches which gives you a 11-hit combo.

  • Easy "MK Arcade Champion" and "DC Arcade Champion" trophy

    To normally get these trophies, you must complete the game with all characters in Arcade mode from each side. If you do not want to play as all the characters, you can simply play as your favorite character, and once you reach Dark Kahn, press Start, and choose "Player Select". Choose a fighter you have not completed Arcade mode with yet, and defeat Dark Kahn with him or her. Also, it is much easier to play on the Very Easy difficulty so you can defeat Dark Kahn easily with the characters you are not familiar with.

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

      Worlds Remade (Bronze): Complete Mortal Kombat Story.
      Universe Reborn (Bronze): Complete DC Universe Story.
      The Competitor (Bronze): Play 200 Versus matches.
      Fatality! (Bronze): Perform a Fatality.
      Heroic Brutality! (Bronze): Perform a Heroic Brutality.
      Combo Champion (Bronze): Perform a 10-Hit Combo in Arcade Mode.
      Tarkatan Champion (Bronze): Complete Baraka's Kombo Challenge.
      The Caped Crusader (Bronze): Complete Batman's Kombo Challenge.
      Cat Burglar (Bronze): Complete Catwoman's Kombo Challenge.
      The Assassin (Bronze): Complete Deathstroke's Kombo Challenge.
      Fastest Man Alive (Bronze): Complete the Flash's Kombo Challenge.
      Green Lantern's Light! (Bronze): Complete Green Lantern's Kombo Challenge.
      Bring It On! (Bronze): Complete Jax's Kombo Challenge.
      Clown Prince of Crime (Bronze): Complete the Joker's Kombo Challenge.
      The Mercenary (Bronze): Complete Kano's Kombo Challenge.
      Outworld's Princess (Bronze): Complete Kitana's Kombo Challenge.
      Evil Genius (Bronze): Complete Lex Luthor's Kombo Challenge.
      Shaolin Monk (Bronze): Complete Liu Kang's Kombo Challenge.
      The Thunder God (Bronze): Complete Raiden's Kombo Challenge.
      Get Over Here! (Bronze): Complete Scorpion's Kombo Challenge.
      Master of Souls (Bronze): Complete Shang Tsung's Kombo Challenge.
      SHAZAM! (Bronze): Complete Captain Marvel's Kombo Challenge.
      Special Forces (Bronze): Complete Sonya's Kombo Challenge.
      Grand Master (Bronze): Complete Sub-Zero's Kombo Challenge.
      The Man of Steel (Bronze): Complete Superman's Kombo Challenge.
      Princess Diana (Bronze): Complete Wonder Woman's Kombo Challenge.
      Mortal Kombat Champion (Bronze): Finish Arcade Mode with a Mortal Kombat Character.
      Super Hero (Bronze): Finish Arcade Mode with a DC Universe Character.
      The Pugilist (Bronze): Perform Klose Kombat.
      Free Fallin' (Bronze): Perform a Free-Fall Transition.
      Less Talk, More Fight! (Bronze): Win a Chat Room Match.
      Humiliation (Bronze): Get a Flawless Victory Online.
      DC Arcade Champion (Silver): Complete Arcade Mode with all DC characters.
      MK Arcade Champion (Silver): Complete Arcade Mode with all MK characters.
      Relentless! (Silver): Play 100 Chat Lobby Matches.
      The Ultimate Evil (Gold): Complete Both Mortal Kombat and DC Universe Story Modes.
      The Finisher (Gold): Perform all Fatalities and Heroic Brutalities.
      Arcade Master (Gold): Beat Arcade Mode on Max Difficulty Without Continuing.
      Supreme Champion (Gold): Complete all Kombo Challenges.
      Platinum Trophy (Platinum): You Unlocked All Trophies!

    Additionally, there are three secret trophies:

      Omega Effect (Bronze): Complete Darkseid's Kombo Challenge.
      Emperor of Outworld (Bronze): Complete Shao Kahn's Kombo Challenge.
      Super Moves Master (Bronze): Perform All Super Moves and Promoves.

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