History Main / RapePillageAndBurn

12th Aug '16 1:47:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Mongols in the ''{{Conqueror}}'' books do this quite a lot, generally as punishment for not surrendering immediately.

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* The Mongols in the ''{{Conqueror}}'' ''Literature/{{Conqueror}}'' books do this quite a lot, generally as punishment for not surrendering immediately.



* This is what happens when a city is taken by storm in ''TheGeneral''. Well, not burning but the troops are customarily allowed to rape and pillage for twenty-four hours. Call it incentive to surrender on terms.

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* This is what happens when a city is taken by storm in ''TheGeneral''.''Literature/TheGeneral''. Well, not burning but the troops are customarily allowed to rape and pillage for twenty-four hours. Call it incentive to surrender on terms.
30th Jul '16 1:19:22 PM Malady
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* If you have a big enough ship in ''Blackbeard'', you might be able to sack ports. If you have enough weaponry and information from hostages, you might even be able to sack New York or Boston.

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* If you have a big enough ship in ''Blackbeard'', ''TabletopGame/{{Blackbeard}}'', you might be able to sack ports. If you have enough weaponry and information from hostages, you might even be able to sack New York or Boston.
24th Jul '16 2:24:27 AM JackG
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* In this painting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Allia#/media/File:Paul_Jamin_-_Le_Brenn_et_sa_part_de_butin_1893.jpg "Brennus and his Share of the Spoils"]] by Paul Jamin, a Gallic chief is about to enjoy two out of the three, after the Senones sacked Ancient Rome.

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* In this painting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Allia#/media/File:Paul_Jamin_-_Le_Brenn_et_sa_part_de_butin_1893.jpg "Brennus and his Share of the Spoils"]] by Paul Jamin, a Gallic chief is about to enjoy two out of the three, after the Senones sacked Ancient Rome. Modern historians dispute whether burning took place, as there's no archaeological evidence to back it up.
24th Jul '16 2:18:42 AM JackG
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* In this painting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Allia#/media/File:Paul_Jamin_-_Le_Brenn_et_sa_part_de_butin_1893.jpg "Brennus and the Spoils of War"]] by Paul Jamin, a Gallic chief is about to enjoy two out of the three, after the Senones sacked Ancient Rome.

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* In this painting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Allia#/media/File:Paul_Jamin_-_Le_Brenn_et_sa_part_de_butin_1893.jpg "Brennus and his Share of the Spoils of War"]] Spoils"]] by Paul Jamin, a Gallic chief is about to enjoy two out of the three, after the Senones sacked Ancient Rome.
24th Jul '16 2:17:59 AM JackG
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* In this painting [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Allia#/media/File:Paul_Jamin_-_Le_Brenn_et_sa_part_de_butin_1893.jpg "Brennus and the Spoils of War"]] by Paul Jamin, a Gallic chief is about to enjoy two out of the three, after the Senones sacked Ancient Rome.
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20th Jul '16 4:57:53 AM StFan
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* ...and equally inevitable in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
** Wyald, the leader of the [[RecruitingTheCriminal Black Dog Knights]], loves to invoke this trope. Being a depraved hedonist, he especially enjoys the first part.

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* ...and equally inevitable in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
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''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. Wyald, the leader of the [[RecruitingTheCriminal Black Dog Knights]], loves to invoke this trope. Being a depraved hedonist, he especially enjoys the first part.



* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. This trope is often what is being inflicted upon the people Kenshiro must save, and is an excellent way to encourage him to [[YourHeadASplode pop some heads]]. [[BerserkButton Especially if you even think about doing this to children.]]

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'':
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This trope is often what is being inflicted upon the people Kenshiro must save, and is an excellent way to encourage him to [[YourHeadASplode pop some heads]]. [[BerserkButton Especially if you even think about doing this to children.]]



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* Comedian/Impressionist Rich Little once impersonated John Wayne as Ghenghis Khan: "We're gonna go in and we're gonna rape the women and steal the sheep. And for God's sake, get it right this time!"
* Hannibal Burress' album 'My Name is Hannibal' contains a joke about creating the phrases 'rape and pillage' and 'pillage and plunder': "How about 'rape and pillage'?" "What's pillage?" "I was focusing on the rape". Later on, "What about 'pillage and plunder'?" "What's plunder?" "Honestly I was still focusing on rape"
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* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' and his crew pillages a lot, and occasionally burn, but they spare the women. (Kids read the strip, after all.) There are a lot of jokes about this; for example, in a strip, Hagar is leading an army with siege engines and a battering ram against a castle, but it has a sign that says, "No looting and pillaging allowed!" Hagar says, "Gee, I kinda hate to turn back now..."
* Hilariously parodied in one ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon. As most of a Viking crew are looting and burning a village and carrying off the women, two are in the foreground, casually having lunch, one of them complaining (as he looks in a lunchbox), "Well, she did it to me again. Tuna fish!"



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* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' and his crew pillages a lot, and occasionally burn, but they spare the women. (Kids read the strip, after all.) There are a lot of jokes about this; for example, in a strip, Hagar is leading an army with siege engines and a battering ram against a castle, but it has a sign that says, "No looting and pillaging allowed!" Hagar says, "Gee, I kinda hate to turn back now..."
* Hilariously parodied in one ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon. As most of a Viking crew are looting and burning a village and carrying off the women, two are in the foreground, casually having lunch, one of them complaining (as he looks in a lunchbox), "Well, she did it to me again. Tuna fish!"
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* ''Film/SevenSamurai'' - The titular seven are hired to defend a village of Japanese farmers from bandits.
** ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' - This film is actually a remake of ''Seven Samurai'' as a {{Western}}.
** The villagers in both films are GenreSavvy enough to expect the raping part, going as far as to hide the women away from the village in both films.

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* ''Film/SevenSamurai'' - ''Film/SevenSamurai'': The titular seven are hired to defend a village of Japanese farmers from bandits.
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bandits. ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' - This film is actually a remake of ''Seven Samurai'' as a {{Western}}.
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{{Western}}. The villagers in both films are GenreSavvy enough to expect the raping part, going as far as to hide the women away from the village in both films.village.



* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' - hilariously subverted, as the townspeople build a fake town to lure out Hedley Lamarr's {{mooks}}.

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* ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' - hilariously ''Film/BlazingSaddles'':
** Hilariously
subverted, as the townspeople build a fake town to lure out Hedley Lamarr's {{mooks}}.



** And in the part where Slim Pickins' character was describing his plan (Number 6) to Hedley.
-->'''Taggart:''' Well, that's where we go a-ridin' into town, a whampin' and whompin' every livin' thing that moves within an inch of its life. Except the women folks, of course.
-->'''Hedley Lamarr:''' You spare the women?
-->'''Taggart:''' Naw--We rape the shit out of them at the Number 6 Dance later on!
-->'''Hedley Lamarr:''' Marvelous!
* Tusken Raiders in ''StarWars'' were responsible for Anakin's mother's kidnapping and death.

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** And in the part where Slim Pickins' character was describing his plan (Number 6) to Hedley.
-->'''Taggart:''' Well, that's where we go a-ridin' into town, a whampin' and whompin' every livin' thing that moves within an inch of its life. Except
Hedley -- see the women folks, of course.
-->'''Hedley Lamarr:''' You spare the women?
-->'''Taggart:''' Naw--We rape the shit out of them at the Number 6 Dance later on!
-->'''Hedley Lamarr:''' Marvelous!
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* Tusken Raiders in ''StarWars'' were ''Franchise/StarWars'' are responsible for Anakin's mother's kidnapping and death.



* The movie ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}}'' kicks off the main plot with [[DoomedHometown a barbarian raid on the title character's village]] when he is just a kid. Plenty of raping, pillaging and burning goes on, and both of Conan's parents are killed (the father by being ripped apart by hounds, the mother by having her head chopped off by the BigBad). Conan and the other kids are sent off to be [[MadeASlave enslaved]].
** It's implied that he later raids villages for fun himself:
--->'''Chief:''' Conan! What is best in life?
--->'''Conan:''' To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!

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* The movie ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|1982}}'' kicks off the main plot with [[DoomedHometown a barbarian raid on the title character's village]] when he is just a kid. Plenty of raping, pillaging and burning goes on, and both of Conan's parents are killed (the father by being ripped apart by hounds, the mother by having her head chopped off by the BigBad). Conan and the other kids are sent off to be [[MadeASlave enslaved]].
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enslaved]]. It's implied that he later raids villages for fun himself:
--->'''Chief:''' -->'''Chief:''' Conan! What is best in life?
--->'''Conan:'''
life?\\
'''Conan:'''
To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!



-->'''Rincewind''': Rape? That's not very--\\
'''Cohen''': He's eighty-seven. Don't go and spoil an old man's dreams.

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-->'''Rincewind''': -->'''Rincewind:''' Rape? That's not very--\\
'''Cohen''': '''Cohen:''' He's eighty-seven. Don't go and spoil an old man's dreams.



* This is the ''modus operandi'' of the RogueWarrior. [[spoiler:He doesn't actually rape anyone, but the rest is pretty accurate.]]

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* This is the ''modus operandi'' of the RogueWarrior.Literature/RogueWarrior. [[spoiler:He doesn't actually rape anyone, but the rest is pretty accurate.]]



* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley parodied this in a Darkover story.

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* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley parodied this in a Darkover ''Literature/{{Darkover}} story.



-->'''Viking #1''' (Allen): Rape all the men and kill all the women!\\
'''Viking #2''': [[LampshadeHanging Don't you mean kill all the men and rape all the women?]]\\
'''Viking #1''': You pillage your way and [[DepravedHomosexual I'll pillage mine]].

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-->'''Viking #1''' (Allen): #1 (Allen):''' Rape all the men and kill all the women!\\
'''Viking #2''': #2:''' [[LampshadeHanging Don't you mean kill all the men and rape all the women?]]\\
'''Viking #1''': #1:''' You pillage your way and [[DepravedHomosexual I'll pillage mine]].



-->'''Borlik''': You know, I heard he destroyed a Peacekeeper Gammak Base. Murdered an entire Nebari battalion--even laid waste to a shadow depository. Guy was a devil. He raped and pillaged, he popped eyeballs-
-->'''John''': Whoa-whoa! Where-? Where do they get these stories? Let's set the facts straight. First off, there was no raping, very little pillaging, and Frau Blucher popped all the eyeballs.

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-->'''Borlik''': -->'''Borlik:''' You know, I heard he destroyed a Peacekeeper Gammak Base. Murdered an entire Nebari battalion--even laid waste to a shadow depository. Guy was a devil. He raped and pillaged, he popped eyeballs-
-->'''John''':
eyeballs--\\
'''John:'''
Whoa-whoa! Where-? Where--? Where do they get these stories? Let's set the facts straight. First off, there was no raping, very little pillaging, and Frau Blucher popped all the eyeballs.



* From one "Veterinarian's Hospital" sketch on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
-->'''Dr. Bob:''' Listen, my ancestor the Viking was terrible at plundering and pillaging.
-->'''Nurse Janice:''' He was?
-->'''Dr. Bob:''' Yes, he blundered his plundering, and he was stupid with his pillaging.
-->'''Nurses Janice and Piggy:''' How stupid was he?
-->'''Dr. Bob:''' They called him the pillage idiot!



* "Gods of War Arise" by AmonAmarth

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* "Gods of War Arise" by AmonAmarthMusic/AmonAmarth.



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* Comedian/Impressionist Rich Little once impersonated John Wayne as Ghenghis Khan: "We're gonna go in and we're gonna rape the women and steal the sheep. And for God's sake, get it right this time!"
* Hannibal Burress' album 'My Name is Hannibal' contains a joke about creating the phrases 'rape and pillage' and 'pillage and plunder': "How about 'rape and pillage'?" "What's pillage?" "I was focusing on the rape". Later on, "What about 'pillage and plunder'?" "What's plunder?" "Honestly I was still focusing on rape"

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* Comedian/Impressionist Rich Little once impersonated John Wayne as Ghenghis Khan: "We're gonna go in From one "Veterinarian's Hospital" sketch on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'':
-->'''Dr. Bob:''' Listen, my ancestor the Viking was terrible at plundering
and we're gonna rape pillaging.\\
'''Nurse Janice:''' He was?\\
'''Dr. Bob:''' Yes, he blundered his plundering, and he was stupid with his pillaging.\\
'''Nurses Janice and Piggy:''' How stupid was he?\\
'''Dr. Bob:''' They called him
the women and steal the sheep. And for God's sake, get it right this time!"
* Hannibal Burress' album 'My Name is Hannibal' contains a joke about creating the phrases 'rape and pillage' and 'pillage and plunder': "How about 'rape and pillage'?" "What's pillage?" "I was focusing on the rape". Later on, "What about 'pillage and plunder'?" "What's plunder?" "Honestly I was still focusing on rape"
pillage idiot!



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' - The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Dark Eldar's]] main purpose in life. [[FateWorseThanDeath Don't let them take you alive]]. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] will also sack and pillage for fun, but they're {{Asexual}} and they'd be happier if the villagers put up a decent fight. [[TheCorruption Chaos]] [[SuperSoldier Space]] [[SpaceMarine Marines]] will also raid and pillage ForTheEvulz.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' - ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'':
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The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Dark Eldar's]] main purpose in life. [[FateWorseThanDeath Don't let them take you alive]]. alive]].
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The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] will also sack and pillage for fun, but they're {{Asexual}} and they'd be happier if the villagers put up a decent fight. fight.
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[[TheCorruption Chaos]] [[SuperSoldier Space]] [[SpaceMarine Marines]] will also raid and pillage ForTheEvulz.



* In GW's sister setting, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the [[EvilCounterpart Dark]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] prowl the seas making slave raids or murderous surprise attacks, the Orcs like pillaging and burning as a prelude to a good scrap, and Chaos (notice a pattern?) Marauders are a constant menace in the [[GrimUpNorth northern lands]], particularly the [[HornyVikings Norscans and their longships]]. The Beastmen who lurk in the forests and hills of the Old World also make this their entire ''modus operandi'' as they hate anything civilised and man-made.
* If you have a big enough ship in Blackbeard, you might be able to sack ports. If you have enough weaponry and information from hostages, you might even be able to sack New York or Boston.

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* In GW's sister setting, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the [[EvilCounterpart Dark]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] prowl the seas making slave raids or murderous surprise attacks, the Orcs like pillaging and burning as a prelude to a good scrap, and Chaos (notice a pattern?) Marauders are a constant menace in the [[GrimUpNorth northern lands]], particularly the [[HornyVikings Norscans and their longships]]. The Beastmen who lurk in the forests and hills of the Old World also make this their entire ''modus operandi'' as they hate anything civilised civilized and man-made.
* If you have a big enough ship in Blackbeard, ''Blackbeard'', you might be able to sack ports. If you have enough weaponry and information from hostages, you might even be able to sack New York or Boston.



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--> ''Is it... Rape the children, burn the women, and take the loot? No, that's not it... Rape the loot, burn the children, take the women? No, that doesn't feel right either.''

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--> ''Is -->''Is it... Rape the children, burn the women, and take the loot? No, that's not it... Rape the loot, burn the children, take the women? No, that doesn't feel right either.''



* DavidMitchell is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJqEKYbh-LU none too fond of this idea]]

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* DavidMitchell Creator/DavidMitchell is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJqEKYbh-LU none too fond of this idea]]



-->We'll take whatever we want from Equestria and burn the rest!

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-->We'll -->'''Garble:''' We'll take whatever we want from Equestria and burn the rest!



26th Jun '16 12:54:41 AM thatmadork
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* In GW's sister setting, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the [[EvilCounterpart Dark]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] prowl the seas making slave raids or murderous surprise attacks, the Orcs like pillaging and burning as a prelude to a good scrap, and Chaos (notice a pattern?) Marauders are a constant menace in the [[GrimUpNorth northern lands]], particularly the [[HornyVikings Norscans and their longships]]

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* In GW's sister setting, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'', the [[EvilCounterpart Dark]] [[OurElvesAreBetter Elves]] prowl the seas making slave raids or murderous surprise attacks, the Orcs like pillaging and burning as a prelude to a good scrap, and Chaos (notice a pattern?) Marauders are a constant menace in the [[GrimUpNorth northern lands]], particularly the [[HornyVikings Norscans and their longships]]longships]]. The Beastmen who lurk in the forests and hills of the Old World also make this their entire ''modus operandi'' as they hate anything civilised and man-made.
21st Jun '16 8:21:40 PM gewunomox
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* "Invaders" by IronMaiden, the opening track to ''The Number of the Beast''

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* "Invaders" by IronMaiden, Music/IronMaiden, the opening track to ''The Number of the Beast''
14th Jun '16 11:51:36 AM Theriocephalus
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** In ''VideoGame/TotalWarWarhammer'', this trope comes in play to a greater degree than before, since due to GameplayAndStoryIntegration, many factions simply have no interest in actually ruling certain territories--[[TheHorde Greenskins]] never really bother to settle and govern lands they conquer, humans donít live well underground, dwarfs deeply dislike open aboveground spaces, nobody can survive in the [[{{Mordor}} Chaos Wastes]], etcetera. As a result, many factions will only enter each otherís territory to remove strategic threats or to sack settlements for extra income. This trope is especially intrinsic to the gameplay of two factions:
*** The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Greenskins]] are a race of {{Blood Knight}}s that live to fight, and if they donít get enough battles to satisfy them, they will turn on each other in frustration and take attrition damage. This is alleviated by setting up raiding camps, which allows the troops to reave and pillage the countryside, simultaneously increasing your income and damaging the local enemyís morale.
*** The [[HornyVikings Warriors of Chaos]] have no settlements, carrying their minimal infrastructure with their armies, and as such have no way of maintaining internal income. As a result, they need to constantly defeat other armies and sack and plunder civilized settlements, in order to make money and maintain their dark godsí favor.
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* The Saxons in ''Film/KingArthur'' does this except rape not because they find anything morally wrong with it but because their leader believes their offspring would be born weak.

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* The Saxons in ''Film/KingArthur'' does this except rape not rape--not because they find anything morally wrong with it but because their leader believes their offspring would be born weak.
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