The Best Way to Watch the Marvel Movies in Sequential Order


The Best Way to Watch the Marvel Movies in Sequential Order

There will be approximately 30 MCU films released in theatres by the beginning of 2022. the first series  Iron Man was released in 2008, while Spider-Man: No Way Home will be released in December 2021.

Upon the Arrival of Three New Marvel Films Before the End of 2022  that number is expected to rise above 30. There will be at least 34 film series or films available by the time Marvel Phase 4 is published. And if Blade is included in the Phase 4 box office tally, we'll have 35.

As a result, figuring out what sequence to see the Marvel movies in order is a bit of a challenge.

This year is going to be more difficult because of the debuts of Doctor Strange in the Fictional Universe, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It's a given that they'll all be successors to Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Prior to their release, it will be difficult to tell where these films fit into the Marvel canon, especially in light of the multiverse's inclusion.

You won't simply have to worry about how to watch the Marvel movies in chronological order if you choose to do so. Having a working knowledge of how to follow the Marvel Cinematic Universe's film and television schedule is essential.

As of Captain America: The First Avenger, the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we've compiled a list of all MCU films in chronological sequence for your convenience. so keep scrolling to see the proactive strategy on how to watch marvel movies in order. Let’s have movie nights for our weekends!!

  • Captain America: The First Avenger - takes set during WWII
  • Captain Marvel – happens in 1995
  • Iron Man – comes into play in 2008
  • Iron Man 2 – emerges after Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk — time unsure, pre-Avengers
  • Thor – events take place 6 months prior to Avengers
  • The Avengers – arises in 2012
  • Iron Man 3 — releases six months following the recent Avengers
  • Thor: Dark World – after the Avengers, before the Ultron
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier — after Avengers, or before Ultron, 2014
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 – releases in 2014
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - set after Guardians, releases in 2017
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - happens in 2015
  • Ant-Man – emerges in 2015
  • Captain America: Civil War — after-Ultron, before-Infinity War, in 2016
  • Black Widow — spot right after the Civil War
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming – after-Civil War, before-Infinity War
  • Doctor Strange – arises in 2016
  • Black Panther – emerges in 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok — after-Ultron, before-Infinity War, comes in 2017
  • Avengers: Infinity War - happens in 2017
  • Ant-Man and The Wasp – unclear, approximate in mid time of Infinity War and Endgame (so around 2017)
  • Avengers: Endgame– begins in 2017, ends in 2022
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home – occurs eight months following Endgame
  • Loki — after-The Avengers releases in 2012, come to it after watching Endgame
  • What If...? season 1 – covers the whole multiverse, but it can be best enjoyed after watching Endgame
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — currently releases in MCU, i.e., 2022
  • Eternals — yet it goes through 7,000 years of civilization, but releases recently
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home — largely spot in the MCU's 'current' day, however the first few minutes actually occur shortly following Far from Home
  • Hawkeye – releases within 1 year of Endgame i.e., 2021
1. Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 1. Captain America: The First Avenger 2011
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2. Captain Marvel 1995 2. Captain Marvel 1995
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3. Iron Man 2008 3. Iron Man 2008
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4. Iron Man 2 2010 4. Iron Man 2 2010
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5. The Incredible Hulk 2008 5. The Incredible Hulk 2008
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6. Thor 2011 6. Thor 2011
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7. The Avengers - Arises in 2012 7. The Avengers - Arises in 2012
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8. Thor: Dark World 2013 8. Thor: Dark World 2013
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9. Iron Man 3 2013 9. Iron Man 3 2013
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10. Captain America 2014 10. Captain America 2014
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11. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 2014 11. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 2014
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12. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 12. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 2017
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13. Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 13. Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015
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14. Ant-Man Emerges In 2015 14. Ant-Man Emerges In 2015
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15. Captain America: Civil War 2016 15. Captain America: Civil War 2016
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16. Black Widow 2021 16. Black Widow 2021
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17. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017 17. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017
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18. Doctor Strange 2016 18. Doctor Strange 2016
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19. Black Panther 2017 19. Black Panther 2017
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20. Thor: Ragnarok 2017 20. Thor: Ragnarok 2017
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21. Avengers: Infinity War 2017 21. Avengers: Infinity War 2017
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22. Ant-Man And The Wasp 2017 22. Ant-Man And The Wasp 2017
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23. Avengers: Endgame 2019 23. Avengers: Endgame 2019
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24. Spider-Man: Far From Home 2019 24. Spider-Man: Far From Home 2019
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25. Loki 2021 25. Loki 2021
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26. What If...? Season 1 2021 26. What If...? Season 1 2021
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27. Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021 27. Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021
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28. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings 2022 28. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings 2022
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29. Eternals 2021 29. Eternals 2021
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30. Hawkeye 2021 30. Hawkeye 2021
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1. Captain America: The First Avenger 2011
2. Captain Marvel 1995
3. Iron Man 2008
4. Iron Man 2 2010
5. The Incredible Hulk 2008
6. Thor 2011
7. The Avengers - Arises in 2012
8. Thor: Dark World 2013
9. Iron Man 3 2013
10. Captain America 2014
11. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 2014
12. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 2017
13. Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015
14. Ant-Man Emerges In 2015
15. Captain America: Civil War 2016
16. Black Widow 2021
17. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017
18. Doctor Strange 2016
19. Black Panther 2017
20. Thor: Ragnarok 2017
21. Avengers: Infinity War 2017
22. Ant-Man And The Wasp 2017
23. Avengers: Endgame 2019
24. Spider-Man: Far From Home 2019
25. Loki 2021
26. What If...? Season 1 2021
27. Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021
28. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings 2022
29. Eternals 2021
30. Hawkeye 2021

1. Captain America: The First Avenger 2011

1. Captain America: The First Avenger 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger - takes set during WWII

In 1941, the globe is in the midst of a global war. He wants to do his part and join the military, but the military rejects his account due to his small height. It's finally time for Steve to have his opportunity as he joins an experimental programme that transforms him into the superhero Captain America! Captain America leads the struggle against the Nazi-backed HYDRA organization alongside Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter.

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2. Captain Marvel 1995

2. Captain Marvel 1995

Captain Marvel – happens in 1995

This time, you'll travel back to the 1990s, where Captain Marvel discovers grunge as well as a Skrill community hiding in plain view on Earth. From Blockbuster and payphones to Nine Inch Nails to Nine Inch Nails, Marvel delivered us a heavy dose of nostalgia with their 1995 origin movie. The first Marvel film in which a prominent character's age was artificially reduced by the use of cutting-edge computer graphics meant that a young Nick Fury could take on one of the franchise's most formidable superheroes head-on.

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3. Iron Man 2008

3. Iron Man 2008

Iron Man – comes into play in 2008

Despite the fact that Iron Man was the first MCU film, it has a greater impact when placed in this context. The First Avenger introduced us to Howard Stark, so now we know who he is. The Marvel Cinematic Universe movie sequence is enhanced by the introduction of a new character to the MCU. After the events of CAPTAIN MARVEL, the last sequence with Nick Fury emerging from the shadows will have a slightly new meaning. In place of pointing to the beginning of the MCU, this film will serve as a binding agent for the first three installments in the series.

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4. Iron Man 2 2010

4. Iron Man 2 2010

Iron Man 2 – emerges after Iron Man

The sequel to IRON MAN incorporates new to the modern-day version of S.H.I.E.L.D., which goes into great detail. With Nick Fury's newfound prominence, viewers will have a better understanding of the character. Meanwhile, the focus on Howard Stark's legacy continues to connect the story lines. At this time, IRON MAN 2 makes perfect sense.

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5. The Incredible Hulk 2008

5. The Incredible Hulk 2008

The Incredible Hulk — Time Unsure, Pre-Avengers

Despite the fact that THE INCREDIBLE HULK takes place at the same time as IRON MAN 2, the end credits sequence presume Tony Stark now has a "consultant" status with S.H.I.E.L.D.

Bruce Banner is searching for a treatment for his ailment, which causes him to transform into a large, roaring, green monster whenever he gets annoyed. Banner is being pursued by General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, who sends Emil Blonsky, a Special Forces soldier, to capture him. Unfortunately, Blonsky is no match for the Hulk, so he accepts to be injected with a similar serum to the one that transformed Banner into the Hulk. The trouble is that it drives him nuts as well. Banner convinces Ross to help him stop Blonsky and save the day by turning into Abomination.

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6. Thor 2011

6. Thor 2011

Thor – Events take place 6 months prior to Avengers

With THOR, we are introduced to the realm of Asgard and the first of many stories based on the events of the Realm Eternal. Thor monarch of the Norse gods and the son of Odin, will take over his father's throne in Asgard when he dies. When the Frost Giants, the gods' archenemies, break into the palace on the day of Thor's coronation, he reacts violently. In order to chastise Thor, Odin exiles him to Earth. In the midst of Loki's schemes, Thor, who has been bereft of his powers, faces his greatest challenge.

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7. The Avengers - Arises in 2012

7. The Avengers - Arises in 2012

Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., begins a superhuman recruitment operation to combat the unprecedented threat to Earth after Thor's evil brother, Loki obtains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract. Iron man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, the Black Widow and Hawkeye are all part of the "dream crew" assembled by the director.

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8. Thor: Dark World 2013

8. Thor: Dark World 2013

Releases six months following the recent Avengers. With his brother dead, Thor travels to Earth to meet up with Jane, who has been poisoned by the Aether and is enraged at the lack of communication from him while he was in town. In order to prevent Jane's death at the hands of the Aether, Thor recruits the aid of his errant brother, Malekith, to deceive the dark elf. Thor and Jane stop Malekith from using the Aether to unleash destruction on Earth, despite Loki's presumably being murdered during the battle.

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9. Iron Man 3 2013

9. Iron Man 3 2013

Thor: Dark World – After the Avengers, Before the Ultron

Since saving New York City from destruction, Tony Stark has become increasingly dependent on the suits that give him his Iron Man persona—so much so that his relationship with Pepper has been adversely affected, as well. After a vicious foe called as the Mandarin destroys Tony's personal life, he must rely exclusively on instinct and creativity to revenge his losses and safeguard those he cares about.

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10. Captain America 2014

10. Captain America 2014

Captain America: Winter Soldier — After Avengers, or before Ultron, 2014

Tony Stark is grappling with the emotional aftermath from THE AVENGERS. The length of time between the films actually makes Tony’s PTSD feel more severe, while simultaneously making it feel more normal that Stark has had the time to construct so many armors.

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11. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 2014

11. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 1 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy continues its focus on the cosmos by unveiling another Infinity Stone. After the stinger of Thor: The Dark World, the Collector reappears to connect the two films. For viewers, the Infinity Stones have a strong presence across the cosmos.

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12. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 2017

12. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 2017

So it seems logical that GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 takes place just a few months after the events of the first film. Our Marvel movie chronology concludes with a third picture in the space-opera genre.

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13. Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

13. Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

In 2015, the Avengers were forced to reunite in order to battle a new villain, but this time it was their own creation. Tony's, at least. Ultron, an A.I. robot created by him to safeguard humanity, is more interested in enslaving it than saving it. To defeat Ultron, the Avengers must band together with the help of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, two new allies, but the sacrifice of Sokovia is a costly one.

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14. Ant-Man Emerges In 2015

14. Ant-Man Emerges In 2015

Ex-con Scott Lang broke into Hank Pym's house and mistakenly stole his Ant-Man costume when the Avengers were bringing down Ultron with Ultron's help. Even after Hank is apprehended, it turns out his plan to test Scott's abilities as Ant-Man wasn't a complete fabrication. It's a good thing he passed, but Hank needs his help to stop his former protégé and all-around jerk, Darren Cross, from making his own suit. Scott ultimately masters the shrinking device after working with Hank and his daughter Hope.

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15. Captain America: Civil War 2016

15. Captain America: Civil War 2016

Collateral harm caused by the Avengers' acts is putting pressure on the government to implement a system of accountability. In the wake of the change, the squad is greatly divided. A superhero should be able to defend humanity without the intrusion of the government, Captain America firmly believes in this. Iron Man strongly opposes this and supports the need for an independent investigation.

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16. Black Widow 2021

16. Black Widow 2021

When a dangerous scheme with ties to her past emerges, Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff, has to face the darkest portions of her ledger. While being hunted by an enemy who would stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha is forced to confront her past as a spy and the shattered relationships she left behind before becoming an Avenger.

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17. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017

17. Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017

Young Peter Parker is overjoyed after his time with the Avengers and returns to live with his Aunt May. Parker begins to accept his new role as Spider-Man under the guidance of mentor Tony Stark. Distracted by ideas of becoming more than simply a nice neighborhood superhero, the man tries to return to his everyday routine. When the wicked Vulture appears and threatens Peter's life and everything, he holds dear, he will have to put his abilities to the test.

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18. Doctor Strange 2016

18. Doctor Strange 2016

Doctor Strange is an important film because it serves as a bridge between the MCU's terrestrial and intergalactic stories. DOCTOR STRANGE presents the Time Stone and the concept of magic. During Strange's journey through the various realms, he gets a fleeting sight of the Quantum Realm. Finally, the post-credits scene connects to THOR: RAGNAROK in a seamless manner.

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19. Black Panther 2017

19. Black Panther 2017

Upon the death of his father, T'Challa travels to Wakanda to assume the throne of the African kingdom. This is the first time in the history of the Marvel Universe that T'Challa, as King of Wakanda, and as the Black Panther, has been put to the test. In order to overcome his enemies and ensure the safety of his people, the young king must unite his allies and unleash the full power of Black Panther.

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20. Thor: Ragnarok 2017

20. Thor: Ragnarok 2017

While visiting Asgard in 2017, Thor discovers Loki is still alive and posing as their father Odin. It turns out they have a sister named Hela, who is only restrained by Odin's magic. After he dies, Hela takes over Asgard and vows to wage war on the rest of the universe. The Hulk, who has been gone since the Age of Ultron, is reunited with Thor and Loki on Sakar. On a spaceship, they plan to return to Asgard and defeat Hela in order to bring about Ragnarok the end of the world.

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21. Avengers: Infinity War 2017

21. Avengers: Infinity War 2017

You should watch AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR before AVENGERS: ENDGAME in this order. In light of Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely's claim that the snap was originally in ENDGAME, this fits very nicely. Because of their closeness, it's best to watch them sequentially, just as they were filmed, rather than as a standard Part I and Part II.

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22. Ant-Man And The Wasp 2017

22. Ant-Man And The Wasp 2017

As a superhero and a father, Scott Lang is struggling with the ramifications of his actions. When Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym approach Lang, he's forced to don the Ant-Man suit one more and fight with the Wasp. Lang must once again. As the dynamic partnership faces off against a formidable new foe, the mission's pressing urgency reveals long-buried secrets from the past.

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23. Avengers: Endgame 2019

23. Avengers: Endgame 2019

Our heroes are just as affected by Thanos's snap as the rest of the world, if not more so. As the climax of 10 years of story, the fourth Avengers film is very strongly related to the first three AVENGERS films, particularly If you only have time to see a few movies, this is a good place to start.) For future MCU films, the story ties up a number of plot lines that were started in prior films and opens up new possibilities.

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24. Spider-Man: Far From Home 2019

24. Spider-Man: Far From Home 2019

Marvel’s second SPIDER-MAN movie very precisely follows ENDGAME, as it addresses Peter’s anguish at the passing of Tony Stark and the changes imposed on the globe. It’s halfway between a coda to the last story line period in the MCU and, thanks to the last events of the movie, a signpost to where Marvel is likely to go next.

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25. Loki 2021

25. Loki 2021

Come to it after watching Endgame, The plot of Loki centers around him escaping the Avengers' grasp and being apprehended by the Time Variance Authority. It's up to him to find a separate nemesis who's been messing with the timelines.

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26. What If...? Season 1 2021

26. What If...? Season 1 2021

Loki's season-one finale created the multiverse, which What If...? Explores numerous possible histories of the multiverse in which important events from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films occur differently, as watched by the Watcher.

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27. Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021

27. Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021

Immediately following the revelation that Peter Parker is our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME chronicles the events that transpired. On the basis of this, we've moved Spider-Man 3: Homecoming and ETERNALS down the MCU timeline and inserted Tom Holland's third Spider-Man film at #27.

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28. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings 2022

28. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings 2022

Simu Liu portrays Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," in which he must confront his past when he is dragged into the mysterious Ten Rings organization. Awkwafina is Shang-buddy Chi's Katy, Michelle Yeoh is Jiang Nan and Tony Leung is Wenwu.

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29. Eternals 2021

29. Eternals 2021

Despite the fact that the Eternals landed 7000 years ago, the action takes place in the current day, following the events of AVENGERS ENDGAME and the beginning of the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Celestials and the formation of the universe will be revisited in Eternals, when we'll discover more about them. Let’s take part in the Eternals' war against the Deviants to save the world from destruction.

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30. Hawkeye 2021

30. Hawkeye 2021

The adventures of Young Avenger Kate Bishop, who succeeded Clint Barton as Hawkeye in the Marvel Comics, are the focus of this Hawkeye-inspired series.

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