History NightmareFuel / TheHunchbackOfNotreDame

12th Jun '18 11:38:12 AM Thorion
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* Between his wild hair, furry hands, and the fact that one of his eyes is a little... wonky, Quasimodo can be rather frightening at first glance. Of course, [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold that just ties into the themes of the story]], as he's actually a very noble character.

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* Between his wild hair, furry hands, and the fact that one of his eyes is completely covered by a little... wonky, large wart, Quasimodo can be rather frightening at first glance. Of course, [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold that just ties into the themes of the story]], as he's actually a very noble character.
5th Jun '18 3:12:45 PM lepouvantail
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** In the following scene, Frollo attempts to stab Quasimodo, but the latter manages to fight back and grab the knife. What follows is Quasimodo being covered in red light and wearing a DeathGlare as he advances on Frollo and raises the knife, and Frollo himself is terrified as this sudden show of violence, when Quasimodo gives a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and throws the knife away instead. While Frollo would have had it coming, the fact that the protagonist of a Disney movie briefly considered ''stabbing'' someone to death is beyond creepy.

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** In the following scene, Frollo attempts to stab Quasimodo, but the latter manages to fight back and grab the knife. What follows is Quasimodo being covered in red light and wearing a DeathGlare as he advances on Frollo and raises the knife, and Frollo himself is terrified as at this sudden show of violence, when Quasimodo gives a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech and throws the knife away instead. While Frollo would have had it coming, the fact that the protagonist of a Disney movie briefly considered ''stabbing'' someone to death is beyond creepy.
24th May '18 9:05:07 AM akanesarumara
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*** Cant forget the hellish monk choir draped in red robes who provides the chorus of ''Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa''. (Latin for "my fault, my most grievous fault" or "I am guilty, I am so guilty" in more modern language).

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*** Cant forget the hellish monk choir draped in red robes who provides the chorus of ''Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa''. (Latin for "my fault, my most grievous fault" or "I am guilty, I am so guilty" in more modern language).language) said right after he says he's not the one at fault. [[note]]This is actually a part of the mass, called "Confiteor" or "I confess", which can be summed up as everyone in church admitting they have sinned often and much with thoughts, words, deeds and neglect, and asking, among others, the Virgin Mary, the saints and angels and each other, to pray for them.[[/note]]
13th May '18 9:39:56 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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[[caption-width-right:320:"'''[[BlasphemousBoast And He shall smite the wicked, and plungeth them into the fiery pit!]]'''"[[note]]Oh, he does. [[ExactWords He]] [[LaserGuidedKarma certainly]] [[DisneyVillainDeath does]]...]][[/note]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:"'''[[BlasphemousBoast And [[caption-width-right:320:'''[[BlasphemousBoast "And He shall smite the wicked, and plungeth plunge them into the fiery pit!]]'''"[[note]]Oh, pit!"]]'''[[note]]Oh, he does. [[ExactWords He]] [[LaserGuidedKarma certainly]] [[DisneyVillainDeath does]]...]][[/note]]






** In the musical however, he is whipped, and completely without provocation.

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** In the musical however, [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs he is whipped, and completely without provocation.provocation]].



** Most of the other Creator/{{Disney}} villains were terrifying and evil in their own right, but Frollo trumps a majority of them due to being very, very normal and realistic. It gets better. The chances of you personally getting attacked by [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid a sea witch]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} a sorcerer]], or [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs an evil queen]] are slim to none. And [[BadassBoast no one]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity has good publicity]] [[MemeticMutation like]] [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. Are there genocidal racists out there who use religion to justify their beliefs and actions, and convince other people to follow them? Oh, yes.

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** Most of the other Creator/{{Disney}} villains were terrifying and evil in their own right, but Frollo trumps a majority of them due to being following in [[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Lady Tremaine's]] footsteps in that he is [[BadassNormal very, very normal and realistic.realistic]]. It gets better. The chances of you personally getting attacked by [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid a sea witch]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} a sorcerer]], or [[Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs an evil queen]] are slim to none. And [[BadassBoast no one]] [[VillainWithGoodPublicity has good publicity]] [[MemeticMutation like]] [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Gaston]]. Are But are there genocidal racists out there who [[HidingBehindReligion use religion to justify their beliefs and actions, actions]], and convince other people to follow them? Oh, yes.



-->'''''"Judge Claude Frollo!"'''''



*** It also echoes uncomfortably with modern third-world citizens who desperately seek passage to a better life in nations who mercilessly exploit them like slaves, only to run afoul of monsters like Frollo who treat them like human refuse for daring to even ''[[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence exist]]''.
** During the opening sequence, Frollo looks positively ''demonic'' as he chases down and ultimately ''kills'' Quasimodo's poor mother, a Gypsy he thinks has stolen something. There's no discretion either--you get to see Frollo kill her ''on-screen''. And if not for the Archdeacon's intervention, this guy would very well have murdered baby Quasimodo himself as well. And what's worse is that Frollo thinks he is guiltless and in the right!

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*** It also echoes uncomfortably with modern third-world citizens who desperately seek passage to a better life in nations who mercilessly exploit them like slaves, only to run afoul of monsters like Frollo who treat them like human refuse for daring "daring" to even ''[[FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence exist]]''.
** During the opening sequence, Frollo looks positively ''demonic'' as he chases down and ultimately ''kills'' Quasimodo's poor mother, a Gypsy whose swaddled baby he initially thinks has is stolen something.goods. There's no discretion either--you get to see Frollo kill her ''on-screen''. And if not for the Archdeacon's intervention, this guy would very well have murdered baby Quasimodo himself as well. And what's worse is that Frollo thinks he is guiltless and in the right!right (not to mention how he immediately, unhesitatingly moves to take another innocent life when he realizes what the woman actually had)!



*** In the Finnish dub, Frollo's tone of voice when he says "This is an unholy demon. I'm sending it back to Hell, where it belongs," is [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as if he's discussing the weather]].



*** Cant forget the hellish monk choir draped in red robes who provides the chorus of ''Mea Culpa''. (Translates to "my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault" or “I am guilty, I am guilty, I am so guilty” in more modern language).

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*** Cant forget the hellish monk choir draped in red robes who provides the chorus of ''Mea Culpa''. (Translates to culpa, mea maxima culpa''. (Latin for "my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault" or “I am guilty, I "I am guilty, I am so guilty” guilty" in more modern language).



** The song ''The Bells of Notre Dame'' adds part of the Latin chant "Dies Irae" during the part where Frollo chases Quasimodo's mother up to Notre Dame. Two lines stick out in particular ''Quantus tremor est futurus / Quando Judex est venturus'' which roughly translates to ''What trembling shall there be when the Judge comes forth''. The hymn itself refers to Judgment Day... but in the context of the scene takes on a new meaning as Quasimodo's mother is chased down by the Judge who will kill her and try to kill her baby.
* The scene where Frollo explains his viewpoint of the Romani people to Phoebus. Hello, blatant genocide metaphor in a ''family-friendly movie.'' Especially bad for those of us whose relatives were, and continue to be, oppressed by anti-Romani sentiment. It never ends.

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** The song ''The Bells of Notre Dame'' adds part of the Latin chant "Dies Irae" during the part where Frollo chases Quasimodo's mother up to Notre Dame. Two lines stick out in particular ''Quantus tremor est futurus / Quando Judex est venturus'' which roughly translates to ''What trembling shall there be when the Judge comes forth''. The hymn itself refers to Judgment Day... but in the context of the scene takes on a new meaning as Quasimodo's mother is chased down by the Judge who will kill her and try to kill her baby.
* The scene where Frollo explains his viewpoint of the Romani people to Phoebus. Hello, blatant genocide metaphor in a ''family-friendly movie.'' Especially bad for those of us whose relatives were, and continue to be, oppressed by anti-Romani (or anti-almost anything else, really) sentiment. It never ends.



--> '''Phoebus''': What are we going to do about it, sir?
--> '''Frollo''': (''smirks and smashes the tile back down, crushing every last ant under it'')
--> '''Phoebus''': ... You make your point quite vividly, sir.

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--> '''Phoebus''': -->'''Phoebus:''' What are we going to do about it, sir?
--> '''Frollo''': (''smirks
sir?\\
'''Frollo:''' ''[smirks
and smashes the tile back down, crushing every last ant under it'')
--> '''Phoebus''': ...
it]''\\
'''Phoebus:''' ...
You make your point quite vividly, sir.



* In the Finnish dub, Frollo's tone of voice when he says "This is an unholy demon. I'm sending it back to Hell where it belongs" is [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as if he's discussing the weather]].



** The chorus of "Kyrie Eleison" (meaning "Lord, have mercy") makes both nightmarish and heartbreaking as well.




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* The soundtrack is [[AwesomeMusic/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame awesomely terrifying all by itself]], but there's a GeniusBonus in the OminousLatinChanting you might not catch if you're not either a ClassicalMusic fan or know UsefulNotes/{{Latin|Language}}: namely, the chanting is not mere CanisLatinicus, but actually bits and pieces from the Requiem Mass text (which has been set to music many times by Classical composers, particularly [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] and [[Music/GiuseppeVerdi Verdi]]), mostly "Kyrie Eleison" (meaning "Lord, have mercy", which can be as heartbreaking as it is nightmarish), but also the "Dies Irae" ("[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Day of Wrath]]", [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dies_irae#Text full text and translations]] at TheOtherWiki) sequence, particularly when Frollo chases Quasimodo's mother up to Notre Dame. Two lines from the latter really stick out: ''"Quantus tremor est futurus, quando Judex est venturus"'' which roughly translates to ''"How great will be the quaking, when the Judge will come"''. The text itself refers to Judgment Day and the Apocalypse, which adds yet another brand of fuel to the mix all by itself, but in the context of the scene goes further still by taking on a new meaning as Quasimodo's mother is chased down by the Judge who will kill her and try to kill her baby.
28th Apr '18 3:43:06 PM SorPepita
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* The fact that the entrance to the Court of Miracles is through the grave of a French Crusader that died in UsefulNotes/TheCrusades.
* If you don't like insects, the scene where Frollo lifts up the stone covering a nest of ants can be nauseating. Granted, they're just common ants which are completely harmless, but even to people who DON'T have insectophobia, an entire nest of them crawling over each other can be unsettling.

!!The stage musical



* The fact that the entrance to the Court of Miracles is through the grave of a French Crusader that died in UsefulNotes/TheCrusades.
* If you don't like insects, the scene where Frollo lifts up the stone covering a nest of ants can be nauseating. Granted, they're just common ants which are completely harmless, but even to people who DON'T have insectophobia, an entire nest of them crawling over each other can be unsettling.
28th Apr '18 3:31:32 PM SorPepita
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* The sheer look on Quasimodo's face after [[spoiler:he breaks free of the chains holding him to Notre Dame.]] Having never seen Quasimodo truly angry before, it is [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11121/111213005/5132045-4484381303-38159.jpg frightening]].



* The sheer look on Quasimodo's face after [[spoiler:he breaks free of the chains holding him to Notre Dame.]] Having never seen Quasimodo truly angry before, it is [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11121/111213005/5132045-4484381303-38159.jpg frightening]].
28th Apr '18 3:28:13 PM SorPepita
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* Frollo being scared [[TearJerker for the first time in his life.]] Those statues seem to be staring into his very soul, and one can't help but shake the feeling that they ''really are.'' Especially when it focuses on the Virgin Mary...



* In the Finnish dub, Frollo's tone of voice when he says "This is an unholy demon. I'm sending it back to Hell where it belongs." is [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as if he's discussing the weather]].
* Imagine for a moment you are one of the soldiers under Frollo's command. Specifically, one of those attacking the Cathedral. You've stuck by the Judge through all of his monstrosities. The city is in revolt, the Cathedral is throwing beams, stone and molten lead at you. All of this is explainable. Then the birds attack, and everything is put into perspective. The Cathedral isn't attacking you. {{God}} is, and now [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] has a claim on your soul. Pious or not, that would be terrifying.

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* In the Finnish dub, Frollo's tone of voice when he says "This is an unholy demon. I'm sending it back to Hell where it belongs." belongs" is [[ButForMeItWasTuesday as if he's discussing the weather]].
* Imagine for a moment you are one The burning of the soldiers under Frollo's command. Specifically, miller's house just because he and his family were supposedly hiding gypsies. Said family included at least one of those attacking child and a ''baby''. Frollo even tries to make Phoebus carry out the Cathedral. You've stuck by evil deed (which he ''very'' understandably refuses to do), and then tries to execute him when he rescues the Judge through all of his monstrosities. The city is in revolt, the Cathedral is throwing beams, stone and molten lead at you. All of this is explainable. Then the birds attack, and everything is put into perspective. The Cathedral isn't attacking you. {{God}} is, and now [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] has a claim on your soul. Pious or not, that would be terrifying.people involved.



* Imagine for a moment you are one of the soldiers under Frollo's command. Specifically, one of those attacking the Cathedral. You've stuck by the Judge through all of his monstrosities. The city is in revolt, the Cathedral is throwing beams, stone and molten lead at you. All of this is explainable. Then the birds attack, and everything is put into perspective. The Cathedral isn't attacking you. {{God}} is, and now [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] has a claim on your soul. Pious or not, that would be terrifying.



* The burning of the miller's house just because he and his family were supposedly hiding gypsies. Said family included at least one child and a ''baby''. Frollo even tries to make Phoebus carry out the evil deed (which he ''very'' understandably refuses to do), and then tries to execute him when he rescues the people involved.



* Frollo being scared [[TearJerker for the first time in his life.]] Those statues seem to be staring into his very soul, and one can't help but shake the feeling that they ''really are.'' Especially when it focuses on the Virgin Mary...
28th Apr '18 3:25:41 PM SorPepita
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* Imagine for a moment you are one of the soldiers under Frollo's command. Specifically, one of those attacking the Cathedral. You've stuck by the Judge through all of his monstrosities. The city is in revolt, the Cathedral is throwing beams, stone and molten lead at you. All of this is explainable. Then the birds attack, and everything is put into perspective. The Cathedral isn't attacking you. {{God}} is, and now [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] has a claim on your soul. Pious or not, that would be terrifying.
* The [[{{HSQ}} last twenty-five seconds]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CVwYC7WrP0 "Paris Burning"]] is the embodiment of fear and terror itself. In the film, it's played over a clip looking over the skyline of Paris, glowing bright red from all the fire and the smoke filling the sky, as though Frollo really has brought Hellfire to Earth.
** The chorus of "Kyrie Eleison" (meaning "Lord, have mercy") make both nightmarish and heartbreaking as well.
** ''And'' if you listen to the scene with headphones, as Frollo contemplates Esmeralda's escape, you can hear the muffled screams and cries of the townspeople - men, women, and children.
** The scene where Frollo explains his viewpoint of the Romani people to Phoebus. Hello, blatant genocide metaphor in a ''family-friendly movie.'' Especially bad for those of us whose relatives were, and continue to be, oppressed by anti-Romani sentiment. It never ends.

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* Imagine for a moment you are one of the soldiers under Frollo's command. Specifically, one of those attacking the Cathedral. You've stuck by the Judge through all of his monstrosities. The city is in revolt, the Cathedral is throwing beams, stone and molten lead at you. All of this is explainable. Then the birds attack, and everything is put into perspective. The Cathedral isn't attacking you. {{God}} is, and now [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] has a claim on your soul. Pious or not, that would be terrifying.
* The [[{{HSQ}} last twenty-five seconds]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CVwYC7WrP0 "Paris Burning"]] is the embodiment of fear and terror itself. In the film, it's played over a clip looking over the skyline of Paris, glowing bright red from all the fire and the smoke filling the sky, as though Frollo really has brought Hellfire to Earth.
** The chorus of "Kyrie Eleison" (meaning "Lord, have mercy") make both nightmarish and heartbreaking as well.
** ''And'' if you listen to the scene with headphones, as Frollo contemplates Esmeralda's escape, you can hear the muffled screams and cries of the townspeople - men, women, and children.
**
The scene where Frollo explains his viewpoint of the Romani people to Phoebus. Hello, blatant genocide metaphor in a ''family-friendly movie.'' Especially bad for those of us whose relatives were, and continue to be, oppressed by anti-Romani sentiment. It never ends.



--> '''Phoebus''': ...you make your point quite vividly, sir.

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--> '''Phoebus''': ...you You make your point quite vividly, sir.


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* Imagine for a moment you are one of the soldiers under Frollo's command. Specifically, one of those attacking the Cathedral. You've stuck by the Judge through all of his monstrosities. The city is in revolt, the Cathedral is throwing beams, stone and molten lead at you. All of this is explainable. Then the birds attack, and everything is put into perspective. The Cathedral isn't attacking you. {{God}} is, and now [[{{Satan}} the Devil]] has a claim on your soul. Pious or not, that would be terrifying.
* The [[{{HSQ}} last twenty-five seconds]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CVwYC7WrP0 "Paris Burning"]] is the embodiment of fear and terror itself. In the film, it's played over a clip looking over the skyline of Paris, glowing bright red from all the fire and the smoke filling the sky, as though Frollo really has brought Hellfire to Earth.
** The chorus of "Kyrie Eleison" (meaning "Lord, have mercy") makes both nightmarish and heartbreaking as well.
** ''And'' if you listen to the scene with headphones, as Frollo contemplates Esmeralda's escape, you can hear the muffled screams and cries of the townspeople - men, women, and children.
22nd Apr '18 2:06:59 PM SorPepita
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*** Cant forget the hellish monk choir draped in red robes who provides the chorus of ''Mea Culpa''. (Translates to "my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault" or “I am guilty, I am guilty, I am so guilty” in more modern language.
*** It's a blink-and-you'll-miss moment, but when Frollo rushes through the monk choir, watch the direction of their [[NothingIsScarier unseen]] gaze. Their heads turn toward Frollo, as though their invisible eyes are laser-guided to follow him

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*** Cant forget the hellish monk choir draped in red robes who provides the chorus of ''Mea Culpa''. (Translates to "my fault, my fault, my most grievous fault" or “I am guilty, I am guilty, I am so guilty” in more modern language.
language).
*** It's a blink-and-you'll-miss moment, but when Frollo rushes through the monk choir, watch the direction of their [[NothingIsScarier unseen]] gaze. Their heads turn toward Frollo, as though their invisible eyes are laser-guided to follow himhim.
22nd Apr '18 1:53:47 PM SorPepita
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** Also [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vlcsnap_2017_04_21_19h35m39s204.png this one]] seems to be staring at the viewer instead of Frollo

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** Also [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vlcsnap_2017_04_21_19h35m39s204.png this one]] seems to be staring at the viewer instead of FrolloFrollo.



And he saw corruption everywhere...except within.''

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And he saw corruption everywhere... except within.''



** The song ''The Bells of Notre Dame'' adds part of the Latin chant "Dies Irae" during the part where Frollo chases Quasimodo's mother up to Notre Dame. Two lines stick out in particular ''Quantus tremor est futurus / Quando Judex est venturus'' which roughly translates to ''What trembling shall there be when the Judge comes forth''. The hymn itself refers to Judgment Day...but in the context of the scene takes on a new meaning as Quasimodo's mother is chased down by the Judge who will kill her and try to kill her baby.

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** The song ''The Bells of Notre Dame'' adds part of the Latin chant "Dies Irae" during the part where Frollo chases Quasimodo's mother up to Notre Dame. Two lines stick out in particular ''Quantus tremor est futurus / Quando Judex est venturus'' which roughly translates to ''What trembling shall there be when the Judge comes forth''. The hymn itself refers to Judgment Day... but in the context of the scene takes on a new meaning as Quasimodo's mother is chased down by the Judge who will kill her and try to kill her baby.



** If you really think about it, that line has a horrifically heartbreaking amount of weight behind it...yes, [[spoiler: Quasi ''does'' want to hurt Frollo. ''[[TheDogBitesBack He always has]]''...]]

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** If you really think about it, that line has a horrifically heartbreaking amount of weight behind it... yes, [[spoiler: Quasi ''does'' want to hurt Frollo. ''[[TheDogBitesBack He always has]]''...]]



* Frollo being scared [[TearJerker for the first time in his life.]] Those statues seem to be staring into his very soul, and one can't help but shake the feeling that they ''really are.'' Especially when it focuses on the Virgin Mary....

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* Frollo being scared [[TearJerker for the first time in his life.]] Those statues seem to be staring into his very soul, and one can't help but shake the feeling that they ''really are.'' Especially when it focuses on the Virgin Mary....Mary...
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