Directors LEAD Characters - The Movie Characters Tournament

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  1. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

    Dec 31, 2001
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    Welcome to the LEAD Movie Characters Tournament! After a long and involved (ok, probably too involved) nomination, seconding and thirding process, we've come up with 384 Lead characters and 384 Supporting characters to vote on.

    These characters moved on to Round Two (strikeouts indicate defeat):

    Ace Ventura(Ace Ventura series)
    Alabama Worley(True Romance)
    Alex DeLarge(Clockwork Orange, A)
    Allegra Gellar(eXistenZ)
    Alvin Straight(Straight Story, The)
    Andre(My Dinner with Andre)
    Andy Dufresne(Shawshank Redemption, The)
    Antonio Salieri(Amadeus)
    Ash(Evil Dead series)
    Austin Powers(Austin Powers series)
    Axel Foley(Beverly Hills Cop)
    Batman/Bruce Wayne(Batman)
    Benjamin Braddock(Graduate, The)
    Bill S. Preston, Esquire(Bill and Ted series)
    Billy Jack(Billy Jack series)
    Brian Sweeny Fitzgerald(Fitzcarraldo)
    Buck Russell(Uncle Buck)
    Bud White(L.A. Confidential)
    Butch Cassidy(Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
    Buzz Lightyear(Toy Story)
    C.D. Bales(Roxanne)
    Captain James T. Kirk(Star Trek series)
    Captain Willard(Apocalypse Now)
    Chance the gardener (aka Chauncey Gardner)(Being There)
    Chief Brody(Jaws)
    Chihiro/Sen(Spirited Away)
    Christian(Moulin Rouge - 2001)
    Chuck Noland(Cast Away)
    Clarice Starling(Silence of the Lambs, The)
    Clark W. Griswold(Vacation series)
    Cody Jarrett(White Heat)
    Colonel Dax(Paths of Glory)
    Conner MacCleod(Highlander series)
    Cool Hand Luke Jackson(Cool Hand Luke)
    Crocodile Dundee(Crocodile Dundee series)
    Daniel Kaffee(Few Good Men, A)
    Dark Helmet(Spaceballs)
    Darth Vader(Star Wars)
    David(A.I. Artificial Intelligence)
    Dawn Weiner(Welcome to the Dollhouse)
    Del Griffith(Planes, Trains & Automobiles)
    Derek Vineyard(American History X)
    Dersu Uzala(Dersu Uzala)
    Devon Stockard(Lawn Dogs)
    Diane Selwyn/Betty Elms(Mulholland Drive)
    Doc Holliday(Tombstone)
    Don Lope de Aguirre(Aguirre: The Wrath of God)
    Don Vito Coleone(Godfather, The)
    Dr. Buckaroo Banzai(Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, The)
    Dr. Evil(Austin Powers series)
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein(Young Frankenstein)
    E.T.(E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial)
    Edward Scissorhands(Edward Scissorhands)
    Ellen Ripley(Aliens)
    Elwood P. Dowd(Harvey)
    Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo(Midnight Cowboy)
    Eric Draven(Crow, The)
    Fast Eddie Felson(Hustler, The)
    Ferris Bueller(Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
    Forrest Gump(Forrest Gump)
    Frank Booth(Blue Velvet)
    Frank Cross(Scrooged)
    Fred C. Dobbs(Treasure of the Sierra Madre)
    Freddy Krueger(Nightmare on Elm Street, A)
    Frodo(Lord of the Rings, The series)
    Gen. George S. Patton(Patton)
    George Bailey(It's A Wonderful Life)
    Griffin(Invisible Man, The)
    H.G. Wells(Time After Time)
    Han Solo(Star Wars series)
    Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter(Silence of the Lambs, The)
    Harry Callahan(Dirty Harry)
    Harry Caul(Conversation, The)
    Harry Powell(Night of the Hunter)
    Henry Drummond(Inherit The Wind)
    Henry Hill(Goodfellas)
    Herbert West(Re-Animator)
    Holly Golightly(Breakfast at Tiffany's)
    Indiana Jones(Raiders of the Lost Ark series)
    Inspector Jacques Clouseau(Pink Panther series)
    Jack Cates(48 Hrs)
    Jack Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney(Ruling Class, The)
    Jack Torrance(Shining, The)
    Jake Gittes(Chinatown)
    James Bond(007 series)
    James Whale(Gods and Monsters)
    Jane Hudson(Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?)
    Jason Dean(Heathers)
    Jefferson Smith(Mr. Smith Goes To Washington)
    Jeffrey Wigant(Insider, The)
    Jerry Lundegaard(Fargo)
    Jim Lovell(Apollo 13)
    Jim Morrison(Doors, The)
    John Anderton(Minority Report)
    John Glenn(Right Stuff, The)
    John McClane(Die Hard)
    John Nash(Beautiful Mind, A)
    John Ryder(Hitcher, The)
    Johnny Smith(Dead Zone, The)
    Judah Ben-Hur(Ben-Hur)
    Jules Winnfield(Pulp Fiction)
    Karl Childers(Sling Blade)
    Khan Noonien Singh(Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
    King Kong(King Kong)
    Laura Brown(Hours, The)
    Leatherface(Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The)
    Leon(Leon: The Professional)
    Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper (Right Stuff, The)
    Lloyd Dobler(Say Anything)
    Longfellow Deeds(Mr. Deeds Goes To Town)
    Luke Skywalker(Star Wars series)
    Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi(Gandhi)
    Marge Gunderson(Fargo)
    Marty McFly(Back to the Future series)
    Mary Poppins(Mary Poppins)
    Matt Hooper(Jaws)
    Maverick(Top Gun)
    Max Rockatansky(Mad Max series)
    Melvin Udall(As Good As It Gets)
    Michael Corleone(Godfather series, The)
    Mr. Dark(Something Wicked This Way Comes)
    Mr. Glass/Elijah Price(Unbreakable)
    Mr. Spock(Star Trek series)
    Napolean Wilson(Assault on Precinct 13)
    Neal Page(Planes, Trains & Automobiles)
    Neil Macaulay(Heat)
    Nick Charles(Thin Man, The)
    Nikita(La Femme Nikita)
    Norma Desmond(Sunset Blvd.)
    Patrick Bateman(American Psycho)
    Peter Gibbons(Office Space)
    Peter Venkman(Ghostbusters)
    Peter Vincent(Fright Night series)
    Philip Marlowe(Big Sleep, The)
    Pinhead aka Captain Elliot Spencer(Hellraiser)
    Popeye Doyle(French Connection, The)
    R.P. McMurphy(One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
    Ralphie Parker(Christmas Story, A, It Runs In The Family)
    Red(Shawshank Redemption, The)
    Richard Kimble(Fugitive, The)
    Rick Blaine(Casablanca)
    Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn(Major League series)
    Rocky Balboa(Rocky)
    Roger Thornhill(North By Northwest)
    Romeo(Romeo and Juliet)
    Roy Batty(Blade Runner)
    Roy Neary(Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
    Rupert Pupkin(King of Comedy, The)
    Sam Spade(Maltese Falcon, The)
    Satine(Moulin Rouge - 2001)
    Scarlett O'Hara(Gone With the Wind)
    Seth Brundle(The Fly 1986)
    Sgt. Barnes(Platoon)
    Shelley Levine(Glengarry Glen Ross)
    Snake Plissken(Escape From New York)
    Superman/Clark Kent(Superman)
    T.E. Lawrence(Lawrence of Arabia)
    Teddy DuChamp(Stand By Me)
    Terry Malloy(On the Waterfront)
    The Dude(Big Lebowski, The)
    The Joker(Batman)
    The Man With No Name(Fistful of Dollars series)
    The Sundance Kid(Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
    The Terminator(Terminator, The)
    Tom Powers(Public Enemy)
    Tony Montana(Scarface)
    Tracey Flick(Election)
    Travis Bickle(Taxi Driver)
    Truman Burbank(Truman Show, The)
    Tyler Durden(Fight Club)
    Verbal Kint(Usual Suspects, The)
    Vincent Hanna(Heat)
    Vincent Vega(Pulp Fiction)
    Virginia Woolfe(Hours, The)
    Westley(Princess Bride, The)
    William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting(Gangs of New York)
    William Munny(Unforgiven)
    Willy Wonka(Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart(Amadeus)
    Woody(Toy Story)
    Wyatt Earp(Tombstone)

    These characters were DEFEATED in Round One:

    Agent J/James Edwards(Men In Black series)
    Alan Shepard(Right Stuff, The)
    Albert Spica(Cook, the Thief, his Wife, her Lover, The)
    Alison Parker(Sentinel, The)
    Alonzo Harris(Training Day)
    Alyssa Jones(Chasing Amy)
    Amsterdam Vallon(Gangs of New York)
    Andrew Wyke(Sleuth)
    Annie Savoy(Bull Durham)
    Aragorn (Lord of the Rings, The series)
    Atticus Finch(To Kill a Mockingbird)
    Barry Egan(Punch Drunk Love)
    Barton Fink(Barton Fink)
    Beavis(Beavis and Butthead)
    Beverly Sutphin(Serial Mom)
    Billy Flynn(Chicago)
    Bonnie Parker(Bonnie and Clyde)
    Bree Daniel(Klute)
    Buck Rogers(Buck Rogers series)
    Bud (Repo Man)
    Buddusky(Last Detail, The)
    Buttercup(Princess Bride, The)
    Cameron Poe(Con Air)
    Capt. John Miller(Saving Private Ryan)
    Chad(In the Company of Men)
    Charles Foster Kane(Citizen Kane)
    Charlie Kaufman(Adaptation)
    Chris Kelvin(Solaris)
    Christine (the car)(Christine)
    Chuck Barris(Confessions of a Dangerous Mind)
    Clarence Worley(True Romance)
    Clarissa Vaughn(Hours, The)
    Cole Sear(Sixth Sense, The)
    Colonel Ives(Ravenous)
    Colonial Jack O'Neill(Stargate)
    Corky St. Clair(Waiting For Guffman)
    Crash Davis(Bull Durham)
    Daniel Ocean(Ocean's Eleven - 2001)
    D'Artagnan(Three Musketeers, The)
    Daryl Van Horn (The Devil)(Witches of Eastwick, The)
    David(Lost Boys)
    David Dunn(Unbreakable)
    Derek(Bad Taste)
    Derek Flint(Flint series)
    Detective John Mills(Se7en)
    D-FENS(Falling Down)
    Dignan(Bottle Rocket)
    Doc Brown(Back to the Future series)
    Don Logan(Sexy Beast)
    Doyle Gipson(Changing Lanes)
    Dr. Carl Hill(Re-Animator)
    Dr. Frank N. Furter(Rocky Horror Picture Show, The)
    Dr. Gonzo(Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas)
    Dr. Sam Loomis(Halloween)
    Eli Cross(Stunt Man, The)
    Elliot(E.T. The Extra Terrestrial)
    Emmet Ray(Sweet and Lowdown)
    Enid(Ghost World)
    Eric Cartman(South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut)
    Felix Unger(Odd Couple, The)
    Flash Gordon(Flash Gordon)
    Flik(Bug's Life, A)
    Ford Fairlane(Adventures of Ford Fairlane, The)
    Frank(Once Upon a Time in the West)
    Frank Serpico(Serpico)
    Frank W. Abagnale, Jr.(Catch Me If You Can)
    Fred Madison(Lost Highway)
    Garth Algar(Wayne's World series)
    General Buck Turgidson(Dr. Strangelove)
    Godzilla(Godzilla series)
    Guido (8 1/2)
    HAL 9000(2001: A Space Odyssey)
    Happy Gilmore(Happy Gilmore)
    Harry Angel(Angel Heart)
    Harry Goldfarb(Requiem for a Dream)
    Harry Potter(Harry Potter series)
    Heather Donahue(Blair Witch Project, The)
    Hedwig Robinson(Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
    Henry Higgins(My Fair Lady)
    Hildy Johnson(His Girl Friday)
    Horace Pinker(Shocker)
    Howard Beale(Network)
    Jack Burton(Big Trouble in Little China)
    Jack Crabb/Little Big Man(Little Big Man)
    Jack Dawson(Titanic)
    Jack Skellington(Nightmare Before Christmas, The)
    Jackie Brown(Jackie Brown)
    Jake La Motta(Raging Bull)
    James P. "Sully" Sullivan(Monsters, Inc.)
    Jareth/The Goblin King(Labyrinth)
    Jason Vorhees(Friday the 13th series)
    Jeff Spicoli(Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
    Jerry Dandridge(Fright Night series)
    Jerry Maguire(Jerry Maguire)
    Jim Graham(Empire of the Sun)
    Joe Buck(Midnight Cowboy)
    John Bender(Breakfast Club, The)
    John Connor(Terminator 2: Judgement Day)
    John Merrick (Elephant Man, The)
    John Milton(Devil's Advocate, The)
    John Trent(In the Mouth of Madness)
    Joliet Jake Blues(Blues Brothers, The)
    Josh Baskin(Big)
    Juliet(Romeo and Juliet)
    Kermit the Frog(Muppet Movie series)
    Keyser Soze(Usual Suspects, The)
    Kyle Reese(Terminator, The)
    Laurie Strode(Halloween)
    Lenny Nero(Strange Days)
    Leonard Shelby(Memento)
    Lester Burnham(American Beauty)
    Lilo(Lilo & Stitch)
    Lord Summerisle(Wicker Man, The)
    Lt. Frank Drebin(Naked Gun, The series)
    Magenta(Rocky Horror Picture Show, The)
    Margo Channing(All About Eve)
    Martin Riggs(Lethal Weapon series)
    Mary Jensen(There's Something About Mary)
    Mathilda(Leon: The Professional)
    Maude(Harold and Maude)
    Max Renn(Videodrome)
    Maximus Decimus Meridius(Gladiator)
    Monty Brogan(25th Hour)
    Morpheus(Matrix, The)
    Mr. Lincoln(Waxwork)
    Nada(They Live)
    Nancy Thompson(Nightmare on Elm Street, A)
    Navin R. Johnson(Jerk, The)
    Neo(Matrix, The)
    Nigel Tufnel(This is Spinal Tap)
    Nino Brown(New Jack City)
    Norman Bates(Psycho - 1960)
    Oskar Schindler(Schindler's List)
    Paul Kersey(Death Wish)
    Peter Parker(Spider-Man)
    Peter Washington(Dawn of the Dead)
    Phil Connors(Groundhog Day)
    Popeye (Popeye)
    Princess Leia Organa(Star Wars series)
    Quasimodo(Hunchback of Notre Dame, The)
    R. J. MacReady(Thing, The)
    Raoul Duke (Hunter S. Thompson)(Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas)
    Ray Stantz(Ghostbusters)
    Rhett Butler(Gone With The Wind)
    Rick Deckard(Blade Runner)
    Riff Raff(Rocky Horror Picture Show, The)
    Robert Evans(Kid Stays In The Picture, The)
    Roger Rabbit(Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
    Rose DeWitt Bukater(Titanic)
    Roxie Hart(Chicago)
    Royal Tenenbaum(Royal Tenenbaums, The)
    Sam Lowery(Brazil)
    Sam Stone(Ruthless People)
    Sarah Connor(Terminator, The series)
    Sarah Goldfarb(Requiem for a Dream)
    Sean Maguire(Good Will Hunting)
    Seymour "Sy" Parrish(One Hour Photo)
    Shaggy(Scooby Doo)
    Sharon McKendrick/Susan Evers(Parent Trap, The)
    Sherlock Holmes(Sherlock Holmes series)
    Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask(Mask, The)
    Stanley Kowalski(Streetcar Named Desire, A)
    Stitch(Lilo & Stitch)
    Ted(Bill and Ted series)
    Terry Gilliam (Lost in La Mancha)
    The Candyman(Candyman)
    The Collector(Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight)
    The Lord of Darkness(Legend)
    The Ring(Lord of the Rings, The series)
    The Shark(Jaws)
    The Tall Man(Phantasm series)
    Tommy Walker(Tommy)
    Tony Manero(Saturday Night Fever)
    Trapper John McIntyre(MASH)
    Trinity(Matrix, The)
    Ulysses Everett McGill(O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
    Velma Kelly(Chicago)
    Vincent Freeman/Jerome Morrow(Gattaca)
    Virgil "Gus" Grissom(Right Stuff, The)
    Vivian Ward(Pretty Woman)
    Warren Schmidt(About Schmidt)
    Will(About A Boy)
    William Wallace(Braveheart)
    Wilson(Limey, The)
    Wladyslaw Szpilman(Pianist, The)
    Wyatt "Captain America" Earp(Easy Rider)
    Zack Mayo(Officer and a Gentleman, An)
  2. Vickie_M

    Vickie_M Producer

    Dec 31, 2001
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    Here we go!

    Ace Ventura (Ace Ventura series) Jim Carrey
    "Captain's Log, stardate 29.6, rounded off to the ....nearest decimal point. We've...traveled back in time to save an ancient species annihilation. SO of aquatic life anywhere, but I'm going to find it. If I have to tear this universe another black hole, I'm going to find it. I've.....GOT TO, MISTER!!!"


    Agent J/James Edwards (Men In Black series) Will Smith
    "I make this look good"


    Alabama Worley (True Romance) Patricia Arquette
    "Clarance tells me you're his best friend so I guess that means you're my best friend too!"


    Alan Shepard (The Right Stuff) Scott Glenn
    "Dear Lord, please don't let me fuck up."


    Albert Spica (The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, her Lover) Michael Gambon
    (no quote available)


    Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange) Malcolm McDowell
    "There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and Dim. And we sat in the Korova Milkbar, trying to make up our razudoks what to do with the evening. The Korova Milkbar sold milk-plus; milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and get you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence."


    Alison Parker (The Sentinel) Cristina Raines
    (no quote available)


    Allegra Gellar (eXistenZ) Jennifer Jason Leigh
    "The only way I can tell if everything is OK is to play eXistenZ with somebody friendly. Are you friendly, or are you not?"


    Alonzo Harris (Training Day) Denzel Washington
    "You wanna go to jail, or you wanna go home?"


    Alvin Straight (The Straight Story) Richard Farnsworth
    "I'd give each one of 'em a stick and, one for each one of 'em, then I'd say, 'You break that.' Course they could real easy. Then I'd say, 'Tie them sticks in a bundle and try to break that.' Course they couldn't. Then I'd say, 'That bundle . . . that's family.'"
  3. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

    Jul 27, 2001
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    Ace Ventura
    Alabama Worley
    Alex DeLarge
  4. ErikG

    ErikG Cinematographer

    Jul 27, 2001
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    Oops, I forgot a vote:

    Allegra Gellar (eXistenZ) Jennifer Jason Leigh
  5. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

    Dec 11, 2000
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    Alabama Worley
    Albert Spica
    - Tough.
    Alvin Straight
  6. Justin_S

    Justin_S Producer

    Mar 4, 2001
    Likes Received:
    Ace Ventura

    Alabama Worley

    Alex DeLarge

    Allegra Gellar- Both of these are my noms, so this was a very tough match, as I love both characters as well as both girls that play them! [​IMG]

    Alvin Straight

    Oh yeah, Vickie, I can give you quotes for all of my noms that made it into the tourney, and I will post them in the original thread that started this, so you'll be able to find them there when I get them up.
  7. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

    Oct 27, 2001
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    Alan Shepard
    Allegra Gellar
    Alvin Straight
  8. Travis Olson

    Travis Olson Supporting Actor

    Oct 7, 2001
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    Real Name:
    Travis Olson
    Agent J/James Edwards
    Alan Shepard
    Alonzo Harris
  9. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

    Apr 26, 2000
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    Ace Ventura (tough)
    Albert Spica
    Alvin Straight (easy)
  10. Rain

    Rain Producer

    Mar 21, 2001
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    Very tough....Alex...tough.



    Well, that was helpful. [​IMG]
  11. Steeve Bergeron

    Steeve Bergeron Cinematographer

    Feb 3, 1999
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    Real Name:
    Steeve Bergeron
    Agent J, I guess.
  12. Ric Bagoly

    Ric Bagoly Producer

    Aug 1, 2002
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    abstain x3

    Ace Ventura-kinda difficult

    Alabama Worley-simple arithmetic

    The drama is so thick you can cut it with a knife. Rooting for Alex (my Nom) to crush his unseen (by me) opponent!
  13. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Cinematographer

    Nov 26, 2002
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    1. abstain (no Ace Ventura)
    2. abstain (no Right Stuff)
    3. Alex DeLarge -- Spica's very interesting, too, but Alex is Final Four material
    4. abstain (haven't seen either)
    5. Alonzo Harris
  14. Andy Olivera

    Andy Olivera Screenwriter

    Jul 25, 2000
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    Abstain (no MIB)
    Abstain (neither)
    Albert Spica - they're both final four material, so naturally they're in the first matchup...[​IMG]
    Allegra Geller - I didn't find Alison Parker to be particularly memorable. OTOH, any creation of Cronenberg is unusual, at least...
    Abstain (neither)
  15. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
    Likes Received:
    Agent J/James Edwards
    Alan Shepard
    Alex DeLarge
  16. Dheiner

    Dheiner Gazoo

    Jun 13, 2001
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    Real Name:
    John Dhein
    Agent J/James Edwards (Men In Black series) Will Smith

    Alan Shepard (The Right Stuff) Scott Glenn

    Alex DeLarge (A Clockwork Orange) Malcolm McDowell

    Alonzo Harris (Training Day) Denzel Washington
  17. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

    Aug 15, 2002
    Likes Received:
    ace ventura
    alvin straight
  18. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

    May 16, 2001
    Likes Received:
    Agent J/James Edwards
    Alabama Worley
    Alex DeLarge
    Alonzo Harris
  19. chris_m_white

    chris_m_white Stunt Coordinator

    Dec 6, 2001
    Likes Received:
    Ace Ventura
    Alan Shepard
    Alonzo Harris
  20. Kristian

    Kristian Supporting Actor

    Jun 16, 2001
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    Agent J

    abstain on the rest

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