CHILI: what ingredients are a must & what ones do not belong?

It's chili weather (no pun intended, haha), and I have been attempting to perfect my chili recipe lately. In my research of other recipes I have found so many people are so passionate about what exactly chili is and what ingredients must be in it. They are also just as passionate about what absolutely, without a doubt has no business in chili. What has to be in a chili for you to consider it... well... chili? What ingredient or ingredients have no business in chili?

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