History Characters / GameOfThronesWildlings

22nd Sep '17 10:01:43 AM JulianLapostat
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* BrokenPedestal: An odd case that happens long after his death, as in Season 7 Tormund admits that he could have saved the world a lot of trouble if he'd simply swallowed his pride and knelt to Stannis. Mance indirectly counters this argument during his life, when Jon tries to achieve it, Mance points out that if he kneels to Stannis, the Free Folk would just stop following him and descend into chaos once again, losing all cohesion.

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* BrokenPedestal: An odd case that happens long after his death, as in Season 7 Tormund admits that he could have saved the world a lot of trouble if he'd simply swallowed his pride and knelt to Stannis. Mance indirectly counters this argument during his life, when Jon tries to achieve it, Mance points out doesn't correct Tormund, despite the fact that if he kneels to Stannis, in Mance's final conversation with him (which was Mance's conversation with anyone), the King Beyond the Wall said that the Free Folk would just stop following him and descend into chaos once again, losing all cohesion.cohesion, although he also said that part of the reason he was acting was that he wanted the freedom to make his own mistakes.
22nd Sep '17 9:55:01 AM TrollBrutal
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* BrokenPedestal: An odd case that happens long after his death, as in Season 7 Tormund admits that he could have saved the world a lot of trouble if he'd simply swallowed his pride and knelt to Stannis.

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* BrokenPedestal: An odd case that happens long after his death, as in Season 7 Tormund admits that he could have saved the world a lot of trouble if he'd simply swallowed his pride and knelt to Stannis. Mance indirectly counters this argument during his life, when Jon tries to achieve it, Mance points out that if he kneels to Stannis, the Free Folk would just stop following him and descend into chaos once again, losing all cohesion.
22nd Sep '17 2:06:56 AM DemonGhost
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* MasterSwordsman: He duels Jon Snow for a whole minute before Jon stabs him.
10th Sep '17 9:38:52 PM karategal
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* BornLucky: Tormund has been involved in more battles than the majority of the characters (Castle Black, Hardhome, Winterfell, [[spoiler: the journey beyond the wall]]), and survived all of them. While this is mostly due to his ''tremendous'' fighting ability, a lot of the time it can be chalked up to him being extremely lucky.

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* BornLucky: Tormund has been involved in more battles than the majority of the characters (Castle Black, Hardhome, Winterfell, [[spoiler: the journey beyond the wall]]), Wall]]), and survived all of them. While this is mostly due to his ''tremendous'' fighting ability, a lot of the time it can be chalked up to him being extremely lucky.



** [[spoiler: He has his closest brush with death yet when wights nearly drag him underneath a frozen lake beyond the wall, but Sandor saves him in the nick of time.]]

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** [[spoiler: He has his closest brush with death yet when wights nearly drag him underneath a frozen lake beyond the wall, Wall, but Sandor saves him in the nick of time.]]



* CompositeCharacter: The man Jon believes to be Mance in the books is Styr, the Magnar of Thenn, whose first appearance has been pushed back to Season 4. Styr also leads the climbing of the Wall. In the books, Tormund escapes after the assault on Castle Black, having been on the side of the Haunted Forest, but in the series, since he's part of the raid storming, he's captured for questioning instead of Rattleshirt. He also takes the role of Brienne's AbhorrentAdmirer from Ser Hyle Hunt, though they share little else in common (Hunt being a southron knight who feels he's "settling" for Brienne, while Tormund is a wildling who proudly admits to being a AmazonChaser).
** His role as a BoisterousBruiser BigGuy fighting to free the North from the Boltons during season 6 brings to mind Mors Umber -- another massively bearded, fur-clad berserker of the frozen North. Interestingly, show!Tormund kills Mor's grandnephew at the Battle of the Bastards.

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* CompositeCharacter: The man Jon believes to be Mance in the books is Styr, the Magnar of Thenn, whose first appearance has been pushed back to Season 4. Styr also leads the climbing of the Wall. In the books, Tormund escapes after the assault on Castle Black, having been on the side of the Haunted Forest, but in the series, since he's part of the raid storming, he's captured for questioning instead of Rattleshirt. He also takes the role of Brienne's AbhorrentAdmirer from Ser Hyle Hunt, though they share little else in common (Hunt being a southron knight who feels he's "settling" for Brienne, while Tormund is a wildling Wildling who proudly admits to being a AmazonChaser).
** His role as a BoisterousBruiser BigGuy fighting to free the North from the Boltons during season Season 6 brings to mind Mors Umber -- another massively bearded, fur-clad berserker of the frozen North. Interestingly, show!Tormund kills Mor's grandnephew at the Battle of the Bastards.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Tormund may be a hard wildling raider, but even he is repulsed by the Thenns.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: Tormund may be a hard wildling Wildling raider, but even he is repulsed by the Thenns.



* PetTheDog: When Jon begins fighting the wildlings once he can't bring himself to kill the old man as the wildlings demand, Tormund's first act is to restrain Ygritte, preventing her from participating in the fight and getting herself killed. Notable in that he chose to do this over engaging Jon in combat, despite looking absolutely ''pissed'' at his [[FakeDefector betrayal]]. On top of that, he goes out of his way to give the old horse breeder the dignified death he wants, spares Ygritte's life after her betrayal, and possibly even lets her go after Jon when he flees. Later, after the Battle of Castle Black, an uncharacteristically somber Tormund tells Jon that Ygritte honestly, truly loved him when she was alive, before instructing Snow to burn her body in the homeland she loved so much.

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* PetTheDog: When Jon begins fighting the wildlings Wildlings once he can't bring himself to kill the old man as the wildlings Wildlings demand, Tormund's first act is to restrain Ygritte, preventing her from participating in the fight and getting herself killed. Notable in that he chose to do this over engaging Jon in combat, despite looking absolutely ''pissed'' at his [[FakeDefector betrayal]]. On top of that, he goes out of his way to give the old horse breeder the dignified death he wants, spares Ygritte's life after her betrayal, and possibly even lets her go after Jon when he flees. Later, after the Battle of Castle Black, an uncharacteristically somber Tormund tells Jon that Ygritte honestly, truly loved him when she was alive, before instructing Snow to burn her body in the homeland she loved so much.



* DramaticIrony: Her catchphrase is originally a reference to [[VirginityMakesYouStupid Jon's Night's Watch vows]] and eventually expands to his naiveté about certain wildling customs, but it is oddly prescient in retrospect once the audience learns of Snow's true parentage and birthright.

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* DramaticIrony: Her catchphrase is originally a reference to [[VirginityMakesYouStupid Jon's Night's Watch vows]] and eventually expands to his naiveté about certain wildling Wildling customs, but it is oddly prescient in retrospect once the audience learns of Snow's true parentage and birthright.



* EveryoneHasStandards: After Jon's [[FakeDefector fake defection is revealed]], she's shown happily butchering villages in the Wildlings' attempts to draw the Night's Watch into the field, but when she finds Gilly and baby Sam hiding in a Molestown brothel -- not even knowing that Gilly is a wildling herself -- she spares her life, telling Gilly to stay quiet, and leaves.

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* EveryoneHasStandards: After Jon's [[FakeDefector fake defection is revealed]], she's shown happily butchering villages in the Wildlings' attempts to draw the Night's Watch into the field, but when she finds Gilly and baby Sam hiding in a Molestown brothel -- not even knowing that Gilly is a wildling Wildling herself -- she spares her life, telling Gilly to stay quiet, and leaves.



* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Pulls a variant of this to test Jon, essentially telling him, ''"If you're really a wildling, fuck me"'' as one of Jon's Watch oaths prohibited marriage and fathering children.

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* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: Pulls a variant of this to test Jon, essentially telling him, ''"If you're really a wildling, Wildling, fuck me"'' as one of Jon's Watch oaths prohibited marriage and fathering children.



* SwordOverHead: Jon can't bring himself to kill her when ordered to. And, despite Ygritte vowing to kill him for the entirety of season 4 and coldly massacring just about anyone else who gets in her path, she hesitates killing Jon when she finally has him dead to rights and they can't even hold back smiles at seeing one another again, despite being in the middle of a battle -- but then she is shot InTheBack by a third party, much to Jon's devastation.

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* SwordOverHead: Jon can't bring himself to kill her when ordered to. And, despite Ygritte vowing to kill him for the entirety of season Season 4 and coldly massacring just about anyone else who gets in her path, she hesitates killing Jon when she finally has him dead to rights and they can't even hold back smiles at seeing one another again, despite being in the middle of a battle -- but then she is shot InTheBack by a third party, much to Jon's devastation.



* SparedByAdaptation: In the books, Orell was one of the wildlings in Ygritte's scouting party and was actually killed by Jon when their group was found and killed (except for Ygritte, who was spared by Jon) by Qhorin Halfhand's ranging party. He dies in a similar manner to his book counterpart in "The Rains of Castamere".

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* SparedByAdaptation: In the books, Orell was one of the wildlings Wildlings in Ygritte's scouting party and was actually killed by Jon when their group was found and killed (except for Ygritte, who was spared by Jon) by Qhorin Halfhand's ranging party. He dies in a similar manner to his book counterpart in "The Rains of Castamere".



The Magnar of Thenn, one of the strongest wildling tribes under Mance's rule.

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The Magnar of Thenn, one of the strongest wildling Wildling tribes under Mance's rule.



A member of the cannibalistic Thenn tribe of wildlings, with a "take no prisoners" attitude.

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A member of the cannibalistic Thenn tribe of wildlings, Wildlings, with a "take no prisoners" attitude.



* {{Jerkass}}: Loboda is a stubborn, dismissive, confrontational and angry fellow.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Loboda is a stubborn, dismissive, confrontational confrontational, and angry fellow.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Sort of. [[note]]In the books, the giants are hairy ape-like creatures similar to Bigfoot, with few tools and no need to dress. In the show they look like 4-meter tall humans with rough facial features and wear clothes similar to those worn by the wildlings.[[/note]]

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Sort of. [[note]]In the books, the giants are hairy ape-like creatures similar to Bigfoot, with few tools and no need to dress. In the show they look like 4-meter tall humans with rough facial features and wear clothes similar to those worn by the wildlings.Wildlings.[[/note]]



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: To anyone but Jon in the wildling camp.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: To anyone but Jon in the wildling Wildling camp.



* VillainousValor: When his giant comrade is slain by a ballista, and the mammoth and its crew are all driven off by the flaming barrels of oil, Mag the Mighty bellows in rage and presses on, slowly managing to lift the outer gate entirely by himself (albeit with great effort). He keeps going even though the defenders are now focusing on him. The Night's Watch fills him with twenty arrows but they barely affect him due to his size. He actually succeeds in getting past the outer gate and into the tunnel to the other side. This is the absolute high water mark of the attack, and he gets further than any of the wildlings from the main army attacking from the north.

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* VillainousValor: When his giant comrade is slain by a ballista, and the mammoth and its crew are all driven off by the flaming barrels of oil, Mag the Mighty bellows in rage and presses on, slowly managing to lift the outer gate entirely by himself (albeit with great effort). He keeps going even though the defenders are now focusing on him. The Night's Watch fills him with twenty arrows but they barely affect him due to his size. He actually succeeds in getting past the outer gate and into the tunnel to the other side. This is the absolute high water mark of the attack, and he gets further than any of the wildlings Wildlings from the main army attacking from the north.



* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: He's something of having the mind of a child in the books, though definitely a power to fear if angered, and is a bit goofy at times. His show counterpart is TheQuietOne, with hints of TranquilFury, and his opinion seems to hold sway with the wilding elders.

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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: He's something of having the mind of a child in the books, though definitely a power to fear if angered, and is a bit goofy at times. His show counterpart is TheQuietOne, with hints of TranquilFury, and his opinion seems to hold sway with the wilding Wilding elders.



The chieftainess of a wildling clan in Mance Rayder's army.

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The chieftainess of a wildling Wildling clan in Mance Rayder's army.



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The first Hardhome wildling to join Tormund and Jon Snow's alliance.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The first Hardhome wildling Wildling to join Tormund and Jon Snow's alliance.



The chieftain of a wildling clan in Mance Rayder's army.

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The chieftain of a wildling Wildling clan in Mance Rayder's army.



A unsavory ally of the Night's Watch, Craster is a wildling who lives north of the Wall. He lives in a fortified homestead, grandly called Craster's Keep, along with his [[ParentalIncest daughter-wives]]. When his daughters are old enough, he marries them and impregnates them with new children. At the time of the War of the Five Kings, Craster has nineteen wives.

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A unsavory ally of the Night's Watch, Craster is a wildling Wildling who lives north of the Wall. He lives in a fortified homestead, grandly called Craster's Keep, along with his [[ParentalIncest daughter-wives]]. When his daughters are old enough, he marries them and impregnates them with new children. At the time of the War of the Five Kings, Craster has nineteen wives.



* BetaCouple: Samwell/Gilly parallel the major couple of Jon Snow and Ygritte -- both Jon and Samwell took vows of celibacy when they joined the Watch, yet both ultimately fall into romantic and sexual relationships with a female wildling. The skilled warrior Jon Snow hooks up with the woman warrior/archer Ygritte... while the decidedly non-martial Samwell hooks up with the similarly non-martial Gilly. The TV show even invented a brief moment in which Gilly and Ygritte cross paths during the Sack of Mole's Town (and because Ygritte won't harm a mother and baby, she wordlessly lets Gilly flee).

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* BetaCouple: Samwell/Gilly parallel the major couple of Jon Snow and Ygritte -- both Jon and Samwell took vows of celibacy when they joined the Watch, yet both ultimately fall into romantic and sexual relationships with a female wildling.Wildling. The skilled warrior Jon Snow hooks up with the woman warrior/archer Ygritte... while the decidedly non-martial Samwell hooks up with the similarly non-martial Gilly. The TV show even invented a brief moment in which Gilly and Ygritte cross paths during the Sack of Mole's Town (and because Ygritte won't harm a mother and baby, she wordlessly lets Gilly flee).



* NeverLearnedToRead: Gilly is illiterate, like almost all wildlings. She's amazed that Sam can actually understand "marks on a piece of paper", [[CallBack and thinks he's some sort of wizard]]. Like she did for Davos, Shireen Baratheon takes it upon herself to teach Gilly upon arriving at the Wall.
* OnlyOneName: She's actually surprised to learn people ''have'' last names South of the Wall (though even the main wildling groups don't use surnames).

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Gilly is illiterate, like almost all wildlings.Wildlings. She's amazed that Sam can actually understand "marks on a piece of paper", [[CallBack and thinks he's some sort of wizard]]. Like she did for Davos, Shireen Baratheon takes it upon herself to teach Gilly upon arriving at the Wall.
* OnlyOneName: She's actually surprised to learn people ''have'' last names South of the Wall (though even the main wildling Wildling groups don't use surnames).



* ThePollyanna: As Sam points out: she's still got hope life will get better. As the actress explained, while Gilly was unhappy with how Craster treated her, she lived in such isolation at Craster's Keep, even from the other wildlings, that she really had no basis for comparison -- she wasn't ''too'' traumatized by Craster because she had no way of knowing just how relatively bad her situation was.

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* ThePollyanna: As Sam points out: she's still got hope life will get better. As the actress explained, while Gilly was unhappy with how Craster treated her, she lived in such isolation at Craster's Keep, even from the other wildlings, Wildlings, that she really had no basis for comparison -- she wasn't ''too'' traumatized by Craster because she had no way of knowing just how relatively bad her situation was.
5th Sep '17 3:30:32 PM wdfan
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* BadassBaritone

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* BadassBaritoneBadassBaritone: Has a low, husky voice that makes him even more intimidating.


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* BornLucky: Tormund has been involved in more battles than the majority of the characters (Castle Black, Hardhome, Winterfell, [[spoiler: the journey beyond the wall]]), and survived all of them. While this is mostly due to his ''tremendous'' fighting ability, a lot of the time it can be chalked up to him being extremely lucky.
** He is taken hostage by the Night's Watch instead of killed, even after he had killed many of their friends and they had already shot him multiple times with arrows.
** He is fortunate enough to have Wun Wun on his side during the massacre at Hardhome, which gives him and the other named characters involved time to run to the boats.
** At the Battle of the Bastards, he comes close to being killed by Smalljon Umber, but the arrival of the Knights of the Vale gives him time to turn the tables on his distracted opponent.
** [[spoiler: He has his closest brush with death yet when wights nearly drag him underneath a frozen lake beyond the wall, but Sandor saves him in the nick of time.]]
** [[spoiler: His luck ''may'' have finally run out with the destruction of Eastwatch, but since his death is not shown, it seems unlikely.]]
4th Sep '17 2:12:33 AM AviatorFan
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* DramaticIrony: Her catchphrase is originally a reference to [[VirginityMakesYouStupid Jon's Night's Watch vows]] and eventually expands to his naiveté about certain wildling customs, but it is oddly prescient in retrospect once the audience learns of Snow's true parentage and birthright.
29th Aug '17 8:29:56 PM Pren
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* BrokenPedestal: An odd case that happens long after his death, as in Season 7 Tormund admits that he could have saved the world a lot of trouble if he'd simply swallowed his pride and knelt to Stannis.


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* UncertainDoom: The final scene of Season 7 has him and Beric unaccounted for when [[spoiler:the Night King breaks through the Wall.]]
29th Aug '17 3:54:58 PM SventheCrusader
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* AnAxeToGrind: Trades his signature machete for a massive greataxe going into Jon's expedition north of the Wall.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Tormund may be a somewhat ruthless wildling raider, but even he is repulsed by the Thenns.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EveryoneHasStandards: Tormund may be a somewhat ruthless hard wildling raider, but even he is repulsed by the Thenns.
29th Aug '17 3:40:33 PM SventheCrusader
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* HornyVikings: Although the Wildlings at large are essentially a FantasyCounterpartCulture to far northern Native Americans and indigenous Scandinavians, Tormund evokes the more traditional image of a viking: Scandinavian accent, fiery red hair like Thor, colossal beard, and incredible combat prowess.

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* HornyVikings: Although the Wildlings at large are essentially a FantasyCounterpartCulture to far northern Native Americans and indigenous Scandinavians, Tormund evokes the more traditional image of a viking: Scandinavian accent, fiery red hair like Thor, colossal beard, and incredible combat prowess. Also, [[LovableSexManiac he's horny]].
21st Aug '17 2:50:31 AM WanderingBrowser
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* BastardBastard: He's the bastard son of a Night's Watch ranger and a Wildling woman. It's a sore spot for him, to the point that being called "bastard" is his BeserkButton.

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* BastardBastard: He's the bastard son of a Night's Watch ranger and a Wildling woman. woman in the novels. It's a sore spot for him, to not stated if it's the point same here, but it's implied to be the case, given that being called "bastard" is his BeserkButton.BerserkButton. He's also incestuous, rapes, beats and abuses his daughters, and offers his sons up as {{Human Sacrifice}}s.



* DealWithTheDevil: He is completely left alone by the White Walkers, in exchange for his newborn sons. A deal unknowingly made by the Nights Watch. The only reason he isn't ousted from his home is because it provides a vital rest spot for the Rangers. But by allowing Craster to breed they are indirectly inflating the ranks of the White Walkers.
* EvilIsPetty: Despite being neutral and giving food and shelter to the Night's Watch, he gives them as little food supplies as possible, and insists on receiving gratitude.

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* DealWithTheDevil: He Twofold, in fact. Firstly, he is completely left alone by the White Walkers, in exchange for his newborn sons. A Secondly, this fits the deal unknowingly made by the Nights Watch.Night's Watch, although they don't know it. The only reason he isn't ousted from his home is because it provides a vital rest spot for the Rangers. But by allowing Craster to breed they are indirectly inflating bolstering the ranks of the White Walkers.
* EvilIsPetty: Despite being officially neutral and giving food and shelter to the Night's Watch, he gives them as little food supplies as possible, and insists on receiving gratitude.



* InsistentTerminology: Everyone south of the Wall is a 'southerner' to him, period. He's also insistent on calling himself a "godly man", which he is, FromACertainPointOfView.

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* InsistentTerminology: Everyone south of the Wall is a 'southerner' to him, period. Which is a common quirk of Wildlings. He's also insistent on calling himself a "godly man", which he is, FromACertainPointOfView.
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