History Analysis / MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic

10th Jun '18 12:40:17 AM Unicorndance
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!! Other Species
While ponies are the main species (it's called My Little ''Pony'', after all), there are a number of other species.
* Some creatures in Equestria are a lot like animals you'd find on Earth, except able to talk and living a similar lifestyle to the ponies, with the exception of farm animals, who get farmed for wool (in the case of sheep), milk (in the case of cows), and possibly to eat scraps (in the case of pigs). These include '''donkeys''', '''mules''' (the offspring of a pony and a donkey, although they look like donkeys and don't have wings, horns or cutie marks), '''sheep''', '''cows''' and '''pigs'''.
* Some creatures are almost exactly like Earth animals, but [[NearlyNormalAnimal might occasionally do a human-like thing, such as Angel Bunny doing charades]]. These include '''rabbits''', '''bees''', '''fish''', '''mice''', '''ferrets''', '''beavers''', '''cats''', '''tortoises''', '''chickens''', '''hummingbirds''', '''blue jays''', '''ducks''', '''squirrels''', '''owls''', '''worms''', '''fireflies''', '''skunks''', '''bears''', '''frogs''', and '''alligators'''.
* Other animals are based on Earth animals, but are a bit confusing as to where they fit into things:
** '''Dogs''': Most dogs in Equestria are just like Earth dogs, however, the Diamond Dogs can speak and walk on two legs. They also wear clothes and do various other human-like activities but have doglike senses. If a dragon goes through the mirror portal, they will turn into a dog that is a lot like an Earth dog but able to speak and with the same colouring they had as a dragon.
** '''Vultures''': Are just like Earth vultures, except they buzz.
** '''Humans''': Humans do not exist in Equestria, however, they do exist in a dimension that can be accessed through the mirror portal and a pony will become a human if they enter this world. Unlike you and I, the humans of this world have technicolor skin and each human seems to be a doppelganger to a pony (or, according to the toys, a zebra) in Equestria. The humans of this world generally do not have wings, horns or magic, though occasionally they will "pony up" and gain tails, magic abilities and possibly wings. They also seem to have a habit of wearing their pony counterpart's cutie mark on their clothes.
** '''Zebras''': Appear just like regular zebras, but they have human-like lifestyles and can speak, both in English and in a mysterious language Zecora occasionally speaks. One strange thing about them is they seem to have unexplained magical abilities and cutie marks.
** '''Bats''': Most bats in MLP are just like normal bats, however, there are a species called vampire fruit bats who are voracious and suck juice out of fruit with their fangs. Vampire fruit bats are also apparently literate as one was seen reading a magazine.
* '''Dragons''': Can be almost any colour, and are basically what comes into one's mind when they initially think "dragon" (wings, claws, reptilian, breathes fire, etc). Sometimes, the fire can be green and/or have the ability to teleport things. Dragons can breathe fire voluntarily but often do so involuntarily when they sneeze. They can walk on either four legs or two and can speak. Dragons can occasionally be prone to materialistic {{greed}}. If this gets out-of-hand, they can grow to enormous sizes, [[YouNoTakeCandle speak in primitive grammar]], and [[StickyFingers want to steal everything in sight,]] a condition known as "greed-induced bigness". Dragons are omnivorous, and also eat gems. They need more sleep than ponies (especially young ones) and adult ones sometimes take century-long naps. They also sometimes involuntarily breathe out smoke in their sleep. Dragons hatch from eggs without wings and develop them after a period in their adolescence known as "the molt". The molt starts with itchy, red scales known as "stone-scales" appearing all over the body, then their voice randomly changes in volume, they randomly burp out flames, and they give off a pungent odor that apparently smells like a combination of Brussels sprouts and cotton candy, which is known as the "molt smell", which also attracts predators. After a day or so of these symptoms, they glow red a few times, get encased in stone, and emerge with wings. Molting dragons are generally kicked out of their family units due to something known as the "molt effect", which could be genetic or due to the smell. It is unknown how the molt effect works, but it does not happen to ponies.
* '''Cockatrices''': Creatures with a chicken's head and legs and a snake's body. Making eye contact will turn you into stone, but this can be countered if you give them a DeathGlare.
* '''Hydras''': Many-headed, reptilian creatures that live in swamps. They are aggressive and apparently eat ponies and dragons. They are one of the predators attracted to the smell of a molting dragon.
* '''Breezies''': Small creatures that look sort of like skinny ponies with antennae, insect-like wings and no cutie marks. They can learn English, but mostly speak their own language. Like bees, they help in pollination. They are so light that the wind can blow them in a certain direction, hence the name, although they can also fly on their own, although not very well.
* '''Rocs''': Very large, aggressive birds that are attracted to the scent of molting dragons. They eat dragons and ponies.
* '''Ursas''': Enormous bear-like creatures with fur patterns reminiscent of the night sky. They roar instead of speaking and adult ones are known as Ursa Majors, while juveniles are called Ursa Minors. They can be very aggressive if provoked, but seem affectionate towards their offspring. Milk seems to have a soporific effect on them and Ursa Minors can become irritable if awoken from slumber.
* '''Timberwolves''': Wolves who appear to be made out of wood. They are aggressive and apparently eat ponies. They have very bad breath and hate loud noises.
* '''Tatzlwurms''': Huge, serpentine creatures with red frills around their necks and pink heads with large mouths. They apparently eat dragons and are attracted to the smell of molting dragons. They are aggressive and can cause averse symptoms in draconequuses, which include being green all over and lethargic.
* '''Draconequuses''': Bipedal creatures with long, brown bodies, red, snakelike tails, donkey-like heads, an antler and a horn on top of their head, two wings (one bat-like and one bird-like), yellow eyes, and a bird's claw and lion's paw for hands and a lizard's leg and pony's leg for legs. They are omnivorous and can speak. They also can do extremely powerful magic, usually by snapping the fingers on their claw. They can also live for an incredibly long time and are possibly immortal.
* '''Minotaurs''': Blue-skinned creatures with a human's body but a bull's head and hindquarters. They walk on two legs and speak.
* '''Bugbears''': Aggressive creatures that are a cross between a bee and a bear.
* '''Manticores''': Lions with wings and scorpion tails. They can be aggressive if in pain, but otherwise can be benevolent. They seem to express affection by licking.
* '''Water serpents''': Purple Loch Ness Monster type creatures with legs. They appear like reptiles but can grow hair on their heads and faces. They can speak.
* '''Windigoes''': Non-corporeal, pony-like spirits that make the weather extremely cold and windy. They [[EmotionEater feed off resentment]] and can be defeated with a magical fire known as the Fire of Friendship.
* '''Changelings''': Creatures that appear like ponies but with insect-like features and the ability to [[VoluntaryShapeshifting change]] [[{{Shapeshifting}} form]]. They feed off love and hiss when doing so. If a Changeling drains all the love from a pony, it can make the pony very weak and the dragon very powerful. Some Changelings have unicorn-like horns and/or, manes but that is rare. Changelings hatch out of eggs and call their siblings "brood mates". When first hatched, Changelings appear like larvae, but then they develop bodies that look similar to their adult bodies. A juvenile Changeling is known as a "grub".
* '''Chimeras''': Creatures with an ox's body and three heads: a snake's head, a tiger's head, and an ox's head. They can speak, and each head functions as a separate individual. The snake's head can get put to sleep with music. They also eat ponies.
* '''Griffins''': Creatures with a lion's body and an eagle's wings, head and front legs. In Equestria, most come from a place called Griffinstone.
* '''Phoenixes''': Orange and red birds that occasionally burn up and are reborn. Before burning, the phoenixes cough and lose their feathers. Phoenixes can be kept as pets, although if not bred in captivity, they will prefer to live in the wild. Their feathers can cause hearing loss in some, but not all, ponies.
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1st Mar '18 10:34:12 PM lakingsif
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It has even spawned an unofficial fighting game currently in production: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9qtgIi3Rw#t=1m45s My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic]]'', which is [[http://gamerescape.com/2011/10/03/gamer-escape-exclusive-interview-fighting-is-magic-devteam/ making waves in the industry]]. There was an attempt by fans to make a multiplayer massive online game, "Equestria Online" (but the project shut down after a C&D request from Hasbro), and a spinoff of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, "My Little Investigations". Other game spinoffs produced by the fan community include a [[LightningBruiser Rainbow Dash]]-mod of the Creator/AdultSwim game ''SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack'' that had hit big with the same crowd several months prior to MLP's premier, helping to establish the [[MemeticMutation inherent manliness of all things]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes rainbows and unicorns]].

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It has even spawned an unofficial fighting game currently in production: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9qtgIi3Rw#t=1m45s My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic]]'', which is [[http://gamerescape.com/2011/10/03/gamer-escape-exclusive-interview-fighting-is-magic-devteam/ making waves in the industry]]. There was an attempt by fans to make a multiplayer massive online game, "Equestria Online" (but the project shut down after a C&D request from Hasbro), and a spinoff of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, "My Little Investigations". Other game spinoffs produced by the fan community include a [[LightningBruiser Rainbow Dash]]-mod of the Creator/AdultSwim game ''SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack'' ''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack'' that had hit big with the same crowd several months prior to MLP's premier, helping to establish the [[MemeticMutation inherent manliness of all things]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes rainbows and unicorns]].
24th Feb '18 10:44:09 AM nombretomado
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It has even spawned an unofficial fighting game currently in production: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9qtgIi3Rw#t=1m45s My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic]]'', which is [[http://gamerescape.com/2011/10/03/gamer-escape-exclusive-interview-fighting-is-magic-devteam/ making waves in the industry]]. There was an attempt by fans to make a multiplayer massive online game, "Equestria Online" (but the project shut down after a C&D request from Hasbro), and a spinoff of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, "My Little Investigations". Other game spinoffs produced by the fan community include a [[LightningBruiser Rainbow Dash]]-mod of the Creator/AdultSwim game ''RobotUnicornAttack'' that had hit big with the same crowd several months prior to MLP's premier, helping to establish the [[MemeticMutation inherent manliness of all things]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes rainbows and unicorns]].

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It has even spawned an unofficial fighting game currently in production: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR9qtgIi3Rw#t=1m45s My Little Pony: Fighting Is Magic]]'', which is [[http://gamerescape.com/2011/10/03/gamer-escape-exclusive-interview-fighting-is-magic-devteam/ making waves in the industry]]. There was an attempt by fans to make a multiplayer massive online game, "Equestria Online" (but the project shut down after a C&D request from Hasbro), and a spinoff of the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series, "My Little Investigations". Other game spinoffs produced by the fan community include a [[LightningBruiser Rainbow Dash]]-mod of the Creator/AdultSwim game ''RobotUnicornAttack'' ''SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack'' that had hit big with the same crowd several months prior to MLP's premier, helping to establish the [[MemeticMutation inherent manliness of all things]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes rainbows and unicorns]].
23rd Jan '18 5:07:28 AM Cryoclaste
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* Other regions seen or mentioned in the show and/or out-of-show media[[note]]in [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the IDW comic]], on TheHub's Website/{{Facebook}} page, in a ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' ad, or in TheMerch[[/note]] include Applewood, Badlands, Baltimare, Dodge Junction, Fillydelphia, Foal Mountain, Foaledo, the Frozen North, Galloping Gorge, Hayseed Swamps, Hollow Shades, Hoofington, Horseshoe Bay, Los Pegasus, Macintosh Hills, Manechester, Mustangia, Neighagra Falls, Rambling Rock Ridge, the Ruins, Saddle Arabia, Saddle Lake, San Flanksisco, San Franciscolt, San Palomino Desert, Seaddle, Smokey Mountain, Tall Tale, Trottingham, Unicorn Range, Vanhoover, Whinnyapolis, and the White-Tail Woods.

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* Other regions seen or mentioned in the show and/or out-of-show media[[note]]in [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the IDW comic]], on TheHub's Creator/TheHub's Website/{{Facebook}} page, in a ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' ad, or in TheMerch[[/note]] include Applewood, Badlands, Baltimare, Dodge Junction, Fillydelphia, Foal Mountain, Foaledo, the Frozen North, Galloping Gorge, Hayseed Swamps, Hollow Shades, Hoofington, Horseshoe Bay, Los Pegasus, Macintosh Hills, Manechester, Mustangia, Neighagra Falls, Rambling Rock Ridge, the Ruins, Saddle Arabia, Saddle Lake, San Flanksisco, San Franciscolt, San Palomino Desert, Seaddle, Smokey Mountain, Tall Tale, Trottingham, Unicorn Range, Vanhoover, Whinnyapolis, and the White-Tail Woods.
23rd Dec '17 10:41:34 AM nombretomado
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This video from KnowYourMeme [[http://knowyourmeme.com/videos/13130-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic explains this evolution in better detail]].

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This video from KnowYourMeme Website/KnowYourMeme [[http://knowyourmeme.com/videos/13130-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic explains this evolution in better detail]].
20th Nov '17 4:04:27 AM StFan
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''MLP:[=FiM=]'' proved an overnight sensation on the internet, and even before the first season was over, it had spawned {{image macro}}s and countless forum threads full of speculation and discussion; it also led to [[PeripheryDemographic lots of males]] having existential crises about enjoying a "girl's cartoon" so much. It also provides one of the best examples of TroperCriticalMass in action: one season of a show ostensibly for little girls contains hundreds upon hundreds of tropes, a Characters page, [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicNonCanon a fan-fiction index]], and legitimate fanbases for every character under the sun.

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''MLP:[=FiM=]'' proved an overnight sensation on the internet, and even before the first season was over, it had spawned {{image macro}}s and countless forum threads full of speculation and discussion; it also led to [[PeripheryDemographic lots of males]] having existential crises about enjoying a "girl's cartoon" so much. It also provides one of the best examples of TroperCriticalMass in action: one season of a show ostensibly for little girls contains hundreds upon hundreds of tropes, a Characters page, [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicNonCanon [[FanWorks/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic a fan-fiction fan-works index]], and legitimate fanbases for every character under the sun.
8th Nov '17 5:59:04 AM UchuuFlamenco
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[[FanNickname Bluegrass]] A.K.A. the [[MortalKombat Ermac]]/ninja pony from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]". This pony has appeared prior to that episode, most prominently in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]". Fan opinion on whether these two are the same pony or not is vague due to his lack of popularity compared to other background ponies.

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[[FanNickname Bluegrass]] A.K.A. the [[MortalKombat [[Franchise/MortalKombat Ermac]]/ninja pony from "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed Luna Eclipsed]]". This pony has appeared prior to that episode, most prominently in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel Over a Barrel]]". Fan opinion on whether these two are the same pony or not is vague due to his lack of popularity compared to other background ponies.
5th Oct '17 10:17:57 PM Unicorndance
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The race of our main heroine, Twilight Sparkle, and the founders of the capital city of Canterlot. All unicorns have telekinesis, which makes them great multi-taskers and gives them an advantage to handling things that would normally require hands. Most unicorns learn additional magic in association with their special talents. For example, Rarity has a magic spell that helps her locate gems. "Hearth's Warming Eve" suggests that prior to the point where Princesses Celestia and Luna took control of the rising of the sun and moon, this duty fell to the unicorns. This implication is also present in the very first episode, where the introduction states that Princess Celestia specifically uses her ''unicorn'' powers to raise the sun.

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The race of our main heroine, Twilight Sparkle, and the founders of the capital city of Canterlot. All unicorns have telekinesis, which makes them great multi-taskers and gives them an advantage to handling things that would normally require hands. Most unicorns learn additional magic in association with their special talents. For example, Rarity has a magic spell that helps her locate gems. "Hearth's Warming Eve" suggests that prior to the point where Princesses Celestia and Luna took control of the rising of the sun and moon, this duty fell to the unicorns. This implication is also present in the very first episode, where the introduction states that Princess Celestia specifically uses her ''unicorn'' powers to raise the sun.
sun. In their infancy, unicorns sometimes have random bursts of magic.
9th Sep '17 3:53:45 PM nombretomado
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* Other regions seen or mentioned in the show and/or out-of-show media[[note]]in [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the IDW comic]], on TheHub's Website/{{Facebook}} page, in a ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' ad, or in TheMerch[[/note]] include Applewood, Badlands, Baltimare, Dodge Junction, Fillydelphia, Foal Mountain, Foaledo, the Frozen North, Galloping Gorge, Hayseed Swamps, Hollow Shades, Hoofington, Horseshoe Bay, Los Pegasus, Macintosh Hills, Manechester, Mustangia, Neighagra Falls, Rambling Rock Ridge, the Ruins, Saddle Arabia, Saddle Lake, San Flanksisco, San Franciscolt, San Palomino Desert, Seaddle, Smokey Mountain, Tall Tale, Trottingham, Unicorn Range, Vanhoover, Whinnyapolis, and the White-Tail Woods.

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* Other regions seen or mentioned in the show and/or out-of-show media[[note]]in [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW the IDW comic]], on TheHub's Website/{{Facebook}} page, in a ''[[AmericanNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' ad, or in TheMerch[[/note]] include Applewood, Badlands, Baltimare, Dodge Junction, Fillydelphia, Foal Mountain, Foaledo, the Frozen North, Galloping Gorge, Hayseed Swamps, Hollow Shades, Hoofington, Horseshoe Bay, Los Pegasus, Macintosh Hills, Manechester, Mustangia, Neighagra Falls, Rambling Rock Ridge, the Ruins, Saddle Arabia, Saddle Lake, San Flanksisco, San Franciscolt, San Palomino Desert, Seaddle, Smokey Mountain, Tall Tale, Trottingham, Unicorn Range, Vanhoover, Whinnyapolis, and the White-Tail Woods.
21st May '17 3:15:58 PM Unicorndance
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* '''Crystallings''': When a baby is born into the Crystal Empire, the baby gets magic-ed into a crystal pony along with their parents for a moment in front of the Crystal Heart by way of full initiation into the empire.

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* '''Crystallings''': When a baby is born into the Crystal Empire, the baby gets magic-ed into a crystal pony along with their parents for a moment in front of the Crystal Heart by way of full initiation into the empire. The pony who does the magic-ing is called a Chrystaller.



* '''Family Traditions''': Several individual families in the show have their own traditions that are not part of mainstream pony society. Applejack and her family (who are often referred to collectively as "The Apple Family" or "The Apples") are generally farmers with a lot of knowledge about apples that they pass onto each other. They have family reunions once every two years and are the ones who call harvesting season "Apple Buck Season". Additionally, members of the Apple family are often quite proud of being a part of their family and will sometimes state that they are to prove their point. They also tend to have names related to apples (Granny Smith, Applejack, Apple Bloom etc)Pinkie Pie's family (who are referred to collectively as "The Pie Family" or "The Pies" seem to tend to [[ExtremeOmnivore eat rocks]] (although it is unclear whether that's just Pinkie and her parents and sisters or if it extends to other relatives of the Pies. Pinkie Pie's parents and sisters seem to have a tradition of [[TheStoic not expressing emotion]], however, Pinkie Pie doesn't follow that tradition and neither does her grandmother (who's said to have a sense of humour in "Giggle at the Ghosties".) The Pies also worship a boulder called "Holder's Boulder" that is said to bring them good luck and was discovered in a dragon's nest by an ancestor of the Pies called Holder Cobblestone. A few of the pies have rock-related names (Igneous, Limestone, Holder Cobblestone, Marble, Cloudy Quartz, etc), however, this is sometimes averted (Pinkamena, Maud, Nana Pinkie etc)

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* '''Family Traditions''': Several individual families in the show have their own traditions that are not part of mainstream pony society. Applejack and her family (who are often referred to collectively as "The Apple Family" or "The Apples") are generally farmers with a lot of knowledge about apples that they pass onto each other. They have family reunions once every two years and are the ones who call harvesting season "Apple Buck Season". Additionally, members of the Apple family are often quite proud of being a part of their family and will sometimes state that they are to prove their point. They also tend to have names related to apples (Granny Smith, Applejack, Apple Bloom etc)Pinkie etc). Pinkie Pie's family (who are referred to collectively as "The Pie Family" or "The Pies" seem to tend to [[ExtremeOmnivore eat rocks]] (although it is unclear whether that's just Pinkie and her parents and sisters or if it extends to other relatives of the Pies.Pies). Pinkie Pie's parents and sisters seem to have a tradition of [[TheStoic not expressing emotion]], however, Pinkie Pie doesn't follow that tradition and neither does her grandmother (who's said to have a sense of humour in "Giggle at the Ghosties".) The Pies also worship a boulder called "Holder's Boulder" that is said to bring them good luck and was discovered in a dragon's nest by an ancestor of the Pies called Holder Cobblestone. Cobblestone (hence the name). A few of the pies have rock-related names (Igneous, Limestone, Holder Cobblestone, Marble, Cloudy Quartz, etc), however, this is sometimes averted (Pinkamena, Maud, Nana Pinkie etc)etc)
* '''Cider Season''': This would be listed under Family Traditions but is listed seperately since almost all of Ponyville's population is involved. It is when every year, the Apple Family make cider out of their apples and sell it to Ponyville's population for an unknown number of days in a row.
* '''Sapphire Season''': Little is known about this but Spike seemed enthusiastic about it and noted that it came soon after Cider Season.
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