History YMMV / TwentiethCenturyBoys

4th Jan '16 8:24:19 AM ACW
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** The first Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]), after growing up ignored by his classmates, with their attention often focused on [[TheHero Kenji Endou]], developed a [[AttentionWhore craving for attention]], and a [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionate hatred for Kenji]]. Already [[KidsAreCruel wicked as a child]], he psychologically abused his so-called "best friends," regularly tried to terrify people with his tricks, and ruined the childhood of one of his classmates, [[StartOfDarkness who would later become the second Friend]] thanks in part to the first Friend's cruelty. Forming the "[[{{Cult}} Friendship Party]]" as an adult, this Friend began developing a virus that painfully killed anyone it infected, all while silencing anyone who got his way. Unleashing the virus, he [[FrameUp framed Kenji and his group for the ensuing 150,000 deaths, took over much of the world as a "hero," and ruled it with an iron fist, sending people to [[MindRape reeducation camps]] for even minor crimes. His [[AGodAmI master plan]] is then revealed: Use a new virus to wipe out 99% of the human race, then rule over the remaining 1% of "true believers." Sociopathic, egomanical, and petty, the first Friend set the bar for wickedness in this manga.

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** The first Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]), after growing up ignored by his classmates, with their attention often focused on [[TheHero Kenji Endou]], developed a [[AttentionWhore craving for attention]], and a [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionate hatred for Kenji]]. Already [[KidsAreCruel wicked as a child]], he psychologically abused his so-called "best friends," regularly tried to terrify people with his tricks, and ruined the childhood of one of his classmates, [[StartOfDarkness who would later become the second Friend]] thanks in part to the first Friend's cruelty. Forming the "[[{{Cult}} Friendship Party]]" as an adult, this Friend began developing a virus that painfully killed anyone it infected, all while silencing anyone who got his way. Unleashing the virus, he [[FrameUp framed Kenji and his group group]] for the ensuing 150,000 deaths, took over much of the world as a "hero," and ruled it with an iron fist, sending people to [[MindRape reeducation camps]] for even minor crimes. His [[AGodAmI master plan]] is then revealed: Use a new virus to wipe out 99% of the human race, then rule over the remaining 1% of "true believers." Sociopathic, egomanical, and petty, the first Friend set the bar for wickedness in this manga.
2nd Jan '16 10:00:02 AM ACW
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* CrazyAwesome: [[spoiler: Kenji]], after the second time skip.

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* CrazyAwesome: [[spoiler: Kenji]], [[spoiler:Kenji]], after the second time skip.



** The Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) [[FreudianExcuse grew up unliked and bullied]], in particular by the aforementioned first Friend, and this resulted in a hatred for all humanity. Taking over after the previous Friend's death, he destroys much of human civilization with a new virus and rules what's left even harsher than the previous Friend, spreading tales of "aliens" invading to keep innocents terrified in the process. To further cause chaos, this Friend regularly sends out small doses of vaccines to groups of potential rebels, knowing they will tear themselves apart trying to acquire the antidote. Revealing he plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of humanity with an incurable virus]], this Friend tries to [[ForcedToWatch make Kenji watch]] as he kills Kenji’s niece, Kanna (Kanna’s mother is Kenji’s sister, while her father is [[spoiler:the first Friend]]), as revenge for a transgression Kenji committed against him as a child, and, when finally defeated, it is revealed he left an Anti-Proton bomb to be detonated by his followers, which will destroy the entire world when activated. Though having the aforementioned FreudianExcuse, the second Friend was ultimately a [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthrope]] whose attempted revenge on humankind was DisproportionateRetribution taken to its highest degree.

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** The Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) ([[spoiler:Katsumata]]) [[FreudianExcuse grew up unliked and bullied]], in particular by the aforementioned first Friend, and this resulted in a hatred for all humanity. Taking over after the previous Friend's death, he destroys much of human civilization with a new virus and rules what's left even harsher than the previous Friend, spreading tales of "aliens" invading to keep innocents terrified in the process. To further cause chaos, this Friend regularly sends out small doses of vaccines to groups of potential rebels, knowing they will tear themselves apart trying to acquire the antidote. Revealing he plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of humanity with an incurable virus]], this Friend tries to [[ForcedToWatch make Kenji watch]] as he kills Kenji’s niece, Kanna (Kanna’s mother is Kenji’s sister, while her father is [[spoiler:the first Friend]]), as revenge for a transgression Kenji committed against him as a child, and, when finally defeated, it is revealed he left an Anti-Proton bomb to be detonated by his followers, which will destroy the entire world when activated. Though having the aforementioned FreudianExcuse, the second Friend was ultimately a [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthrope]] whose attempted revenge on humankind was DisproportionateRetribution taken to its highest degree.



* EarWorm: Kenji's song, Bob Lennon. As mentioned above, it's a rare in and out of universe example, as it plays a very important role in the plot as the story goes on, [[spoiler: especially the 'Gutalala Sudalala' version, which even the characters comment on as being an ear worm]] and since it was released in real life it can end up being stuck in your head very quickly.

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* EarWorm: Kenji's song, Bob Lennon. As mentioned above, it's a rare in and out of universe example, as it plays a very important role in the plot as the story goes on, [[spoiler: especially [[spoiler:especially the 'Gutalala Sudalala' version, which even the characters comment on as being an ear worm]] and since it was released in real life it can end up being stuck in your head very quickly.
2nd Jan '16 9:59:28 AM ACW
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* *''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'': Both [[BigBad Friends]] were absolute monsters of a different variety.
** The First Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]), after growing up ignored by his classmates, with their attention often focused on [[TheHero Kenji]], developed a [[AttentionWhore craving for attention]], and a disproportionate hatred for Kenji. Already wicked as a child, First!Friend psychologically abused his so-called "best friends," regularly tried to terrify people with his tricks, and ruined the childhood of one of his classmates, who would later become The Second Friend thanks in part to First!Friend's cruelty. Forming the "[[{{Cult}} Friendship Party]]" as an adult, First!Friend began developing a virus that painfully killed anyone it infected, all while silencing anyone who got his way. Unleashing the virus, Friend framed Kenji and his group for the ensuing 150,000 deaths, took over much of the world as a "hero," and ruled it with an iron fist, sending people to [[MindRape reeducation camps]] for even minor crimes. First!Friend's master plan is then revealed: [[spoiler: Use a new virus to wipe out 99% of the human race, then rule over the remaining 1% of "true believers."]] Sociopathic, egomanical, and petty, The First Friend set the bar for wickedness in this manga.
** The Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) grew up bullied, in particular by the aforementioned First Friend, and this resulted in a hatred for all humanity. Taking over after The First Friend's death, Second!Friend destroys much of human civilization with a new virus and rules what's left even harsher than the First!Friend, spreading tales of "Aliens" invading to keep innocents terrified in the process. To further cause chaos, Second!Friend regularly sends out small doses of vaccines to groups of potential rebels, knowing they will tear themselves apart trying to acquire the antidote. Revealing he plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of humanity with an incurable virus]], Second!Friend tries to make Kenji watch as he kills his niece, Kanna, as revenge for a transgression Kenji committed against him as a child, and, when finally defeated, it is revealed Second!Friend [[spoiler: left an Anti-Proton bomb to be detonated by his followers, which will destroy the entire world when activated]]. Though having an excuse, Second!Friend was ultimately a [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthrope]] whose attempted revenge on humankind was DisproportionateRetribution taken to its highest degree.

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* *''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'': CompleteMonster: Both versions of [[BigBad Friends]] Friend]] were absolute monsters of a different variety.
** The First first Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]), after growing up ignored by his classmates, with their attention often focused on [[TheHero Kenji]], Kenji Endou]], developed a [[AttentionWhore craving for attention]], and a [[DisproportionateRetribution disproportionate hatred for Kenji. Kenji]]. Already [[KidsAreCruel wicked as a child, First!Friend child]], he psychologically abused his so-called "best friends," regularly tried to terrify people with his tricks, and ruined the childhood of one of his classmates, [[StartOfDarkness who would later become The Second Friend the second Friend]] thanks in part to First!Friend's the first Friend's cruelty. Forming the "[[{{Cult}} Friendship Party]]" as an adult, First!Friend this Friend began developing a virus that painfully killed anyone it infected, all while silencing anyone who got his way. Unleashing the virus, Friend he [[FrameUp framed Kenji and his group for the ensuing 150,000 deaths, took over much of the world as a "hero," and ruled it with an iron fist, sending people to [[MindRape reeducation camps]] for even minor crimes. First!Friend's His [[AGodAmI master plan plan]] is then revealed: [[spoiler: Use a new virus to wipe out 99% of the human race, then rule over the remaining 1% of "true believers."]] " Sociopathic, egomanical, and petty, The First the first Friend set the bar for wickedness in this manga.
** The Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) [[FreudianExcuse grew up bullied, unliked and bullied]], in particular by the aforementioned First first Friend, and this resulted in a hatred for all humanity. Taking over after The First the previous Friend's death, Second!Friend he destroys much of human civilization with a new virus and rules what's left even harsher than the First!Friend, previous Friend, spreading tales of "Aliens" "aliens" invading to keep innocents terrified in the process. To further cause chaos, Second!Friend this Friend regularly sends out small doses of vaccines to groups of potential rebels, knowing they will tear themselves apart trying to acquire the antidote. Revealing he plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of humanity with an incurable virus]], Second!Friend this Friend tries to [[ForcedToWatch make Kenji watch watch]] as he kills his Kenji’s niece, Kanna, Kanna (Kanna’s mother is Kenji’s sister, while her father is [[spoiler:the first Friend]]), as revenge for a transgression Kenji committed against him as a child, and, when finally defeated, it is revealed Second!Friend [[spoiler: he left an Anti-Proton bomb to be detonated by his followers, which will destroy the entire world when activated]]. activated. Though having an excuse, Second!Friend the aforementioned FreudianExcuse, the second Friend was ultimately a [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthrope]] whose attempted revenge on humankind was DisproportionateRetribution taken to its highest degree.
30th Dec '15 2:41:37 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Both [[BigBad Friends]] were absolute monsters of a different variety.

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* CompleteMonster: *''Manga/TwentiethCenturyBoys'': Both [[BigBad Friends]] were absolute monsters of a different variety.



** The Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) grew up bullied, in particular by the aforementioned First Friend, and this resulted in a hatred for all humanity. Taking over after The First Friend's death, Second!Friend destroys much of human civilization with a new virus and rules what's left even harsher than the First!Friend, spreading tales of "Aliens" invading to keep innocents terrified in the process. To further cause chaos, Second!Friend regularly sends out small doses of vaccines to groups of potential rebels, knowing they will tear themselves apart trying to acquire the antidote. Revealing he plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of humanity with an incurable virus]], Second!Friend tries to make Kenji watch as he kills his niece, Kanna, as revenge for a transgression Kenji committed against him as a child, and, when finally defeated, it is revealed Second!Friend [[spoiler: left an Anti-Proton bomb to be detonated by his followers, which will destroy the entire world when activated]]. Though having an excuse, Second!Friend was ultimately a [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthrope]] whose attempted revenge on humankind was DisproportionateRetribution taken to its' highest degree.

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** The Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) grew up bullied, in particular by the aforementioned First Friend, and this resulted in a hatred for all humanity. Taking over after The First Friend's death, Second!Friend destroys much of human civilization with a new virus and rules what's left even harsher than the First!Friend, spreading tales of "Aliens" invading to keep innocents terrified in the process. To further cause chaos, Second!Friend regularly sends out small doses of vaccines to groups of potential rebels, knowing they will tear themselves apart trying to acquire the antidote. Revealing he plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of humanity with an incurable virus]], Second!Friend tries to make Kenji watch as he kills his niece, Kanna, as revenge for a transgression Kenji committed against him as a child, and, when finally defeated, it is revealed Second!Friend [[spoiler: left an Anti-Proton bomb to be detonated by his followers, which will destroy the entire world when activated]]. Though having an excuse, Second!Friend was ultimately a [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthrope]] whose attempted revenge on humankind was DisproportionateRetribution taken to its' its highest degree.
29th Dec '15 8:02:20 PM Ravok
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** The First Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]) was responsible for 150,000 deaths by creating a plague and spreading it around the world, causing widespread death and destruction in order to seize control of the planet and run it with [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans an iron fist]] where people are sent to nightmarish "reeducation facilities," or high security prisons just for drawing manga. Friend successfully [[VillainWithGoodPublicity demonized the heroes and made himself a savior of the world]]. His whole motivation is being a massive AttentionWhore and egocentric tyrant who wanted to be worshiped by everyone while satisfying a petty grudge against [[TheHero Kenji]].
** The Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) is an OmnicidalManiac StrawNihilist who, upon taking over from the first, proceeds to run the world even further into the ground. While the first Friend was a tyrant, the second, simply wants to see everything burn. His actions are far more depraved and more and more people are killed under his reign. Even worse, he manufactures a new plague that he sends out with a twist: there is no antidote, only placebos. He simply wants everyone on the planet to die to satisfy his own cruelty. While, unlike the first, this one has a FreudianExcuse ([[spoiler: a horrible childhood during which he even contemplated suicide]]), this by no means justifies his actions.

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** The **The First Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]) was responsible for 150,000 deaths Hattori]]), after growing up ignored by creating a plague and spreading it around the world, causing widespread death and destruction in order to seize control of the planet and run it his classmates, with [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans an iron fist]] where people are sent to nightmarish "reeducation facilities," or high security prisons just for drawing manga. Friend successfully [[VillainWithGoodPublicity demonized the heroes and made himself a savior of the world]]. His whole motivation is being a massive AttentionWhore and egocentric tyrant who wanted to be worshiped by everyone while satisfying a petty grudge against their attention often focused on [[TheHero Kenji]].
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Kenji]], developed a [[AttentionWhore craving for attention]], and a disproportionate hatred for Kenji. Already wicked as a child, First!Friend psychologically abused his so-called "best friends," regularly tried to terrify people with his tricks, and ruined the childhood of one of his classmates, who would later become The Second Friend thanks in part to First!Friend's cruelty. Forming the "[[{{Cult}} Friendship Party]]" as an adult, First!Friend began developing a virus that painfully killed anyone it infected, all while silencing anyone who got his way. Unleashing the virus, Friend framed Kenji and his group for the ensuing 150,000 deaths, took over much of the world as a "hero," and ruled it with an iron fist, sending people to [[MindRape reeducation camps]] for even minor crimes. First!Friend's master plan is then revealed: [[spoiler: Use a new virus to wipe out 99% of the human race, then rule over the remaining 1% of "true believers."]] Sociopathic, egomanical, and petty, The First Friend set the bar for wickedness in this manga.
**The
Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) is an OmnicidalManiac StrawNihilist who, upon taking grew up bullied, in particular by the aforementioned First Friend, and this resulted in a hatred for all humanity. Taking over from the first, proceeds to run the world after The First Friend's death, Second!Friend destroys much of human civilization with a new virus and rules what's left even harsher than the First!Friend, spreading tales of "Aliens" invading to keep innocents terrified in the process. To further into the ground. While the first Friend was a tyrant, the second, simply wants to see everything burn. His actions are far more depraved and more and more people are killed under his reign. Even worse, he manufactures a new plague that he cause chaos, Second!Friend regularly sends out small doses of vaccines to groups of potential rebels, knowing they will tear themselves apart trying to acquire the antidote. Revealing he plans to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all of humanity with a twist: there is no antidote, only placebos. He simply wants everyone on the planet an incurable virus]], Second!Friend tries to die to satisfy make Kenji watch as he kills his own cruelty. While, unlike the first, this one has niece, Kanna, as revenge for a FreudianExcuse ([[spoiler: transgression Kenji committed against him as a horrible childhood during child, and, when finally defeated, it is revealed Second!Friend [[spoiler: left an Anti-Proton bomb to be detonated by his followers, which he even contemplated suicide]]), this by no means justifies his actions.will destroy the entire world when activated]]. Though having an excuse, Second!Friend was ultimately a [[PsychopathicManchild psychopathic]] [[MisanthropeSupreme misanthrope]] whose attempted revenge on humankind was DisproportionateRetribution taken to its' highest degree.
29th Dec '15 8:00:04 PM Ravok
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17th Feb '15 3:22:49 AM ACW
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** The First Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]) was responsible for 150,000 deaths by creating a plague and spreading it around the world, causing widespread death and destruction in order to seize control of the planet and run it with [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans an iron fist]] where people are sent to nightmarish "reeducation facilities " or high security prisons just for drawing manga. Friend successfully [[VillainWithGoodPublicity demonized the heroes and made himself a savior of the world]]. His whole motivation is being a massive AttentionWhore and egocentric tyrant who wanted to be worshiped by everyone while satisfying a petty grudge against [[TheHero Kenji]].

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** The First Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]) was responsible for 150,000 deaths by creating a plague and spreading it around the world, causing widespread death and destruction in order to seize control of the planet and run it with [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans an iron fist]] where people are sent to nightmarish "reeducation facilities " facilities," or high security prisons just for drawing manga. Friend successfully [[VillainWithGoodPublicity demonized the heroes and made himself a savior of the world]]. His whole motivation is being a massive AttentionWhore and egocentric tyrant who wanted to be worshiped by everyone while satisfying a petty grudge against [[TheHero Kenji]].
17th Feb '15 3:22:23 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Both Friends were absolute monsters of a different variety
** The First Friend was responsible for 150,000 deaths by creating a plague and spreading it around the world, also causing widespread death and destruction in order to seize control of the planet and run it with [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans an iron fist]] where people are sent to nightmarish 'reeducation facilities' or high security prisons just for drawing manga. Friend successfully [[VillainWithGoodPublicity demonized the heroes and made himself a savior of the world]]. His whole motivation? Being a massive AttentionWhore and egocentric tyrant who wanted to be worshiped by everyone while satisfying a petty grudge against TheHero Kenji
** The Second Friend is an OmnicidalManiac StrawNihilist who, upon taking over from the first, proceeds to run the world even further into the ground. While the first Friend was a tyrant, the second simply wants to see everything burn. His actions are far more depraved and more and more people are killed under his reign. Even worse, he manufactures a new plague that he sends out with a twist: there is no antidote, only placebos. He simply wants everyone on the planet to die to satisfy his own cruelty.

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* CompleteMonster: Both Friends [[BigBad Friends]] were absolute monsters of a different variety
variety.
** The First Friend ([[spoiler:Fukubei Hattori]]) was responsible for 150,000 deaths by creating a plague and spreading it around the world, also causing widespread death and destruction in order to seize control of the planet and run it with [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans an iron fist]] where people are sent to nightmarish 'reeducation facilities' "reeducation facilities " or high security prisons just for drawing manga. Friend successfully [[VillainWithGoodPublicity demonized the heroes and made himself a savior of the world]]. His whole motivation? Being motivation is being a massive AttentionWhore and egocentric tyrant who wanted to be worshiped by everyone while satisfying a petty grudge against TheHero Kenji
[[TheHero Kenji]].
** The Second Friend ([[spoiler: Katsumata]]) is an OmnicidalManiac StrawNihilist who, upon taking over from the first, proceeds to run the world even further into the ground. While the first Friend was a tyrant, the second second, simply wants to see everything burn. His actions are far more depraved and more and more people are killed under his reign. Even worse, he manufactures a new plague that he sends out with a twist: there is no antidote, only placebos. He simply wants everyone on the planet to die to satisfy his own cruelty. While, unlike the first, this one has a FreudianExcuse ([[spoiler: a horrible childhood during which he even contemplated suicide]]), this by no means justifies his actions.
9th Jan '15 2:32:53 PM Lyendith
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* NightmareRetardant: A mob of insane cultists swarming Kenji's shop to kidnap Kanna: Terrifying. A mob of insane cultists swarming Kenji's shop to kidnap Kanna while chanting "[[Music/DestinysChild DESTINY'S CHILD]]": a little goofier for western audiences.

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* NightmareRetardant: A mob of insane cultists swarming Kenji's shop to kidnap Kanna: Terrifying. A mob of insane cultists swarming Kenji's shop to kidnap Kanna while chanting "[[Music/DestinysChild DESTINY'S CHILD]]": a little goofier for western English-speaking audiences.
11th Sep '14 2:01:04 AM MrForsaken
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* HialrousInHinsight: In one flashback young Kenji and Yukiji argue who makes better sounds - [[Anime{{Gigantor}} Tetsujin 28]] or Manga/GiantRobo. In 2004, so very soon after that scene, new adaptation of Tetsujin was released. In which Tetsujin makes ''the exact same sound'' as Giant Robo.

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* HialrousInHinsight: HilariousInHindsight: In one flashback young Kenji and Yukiji argue who makes better sounds - [[Anime{{Gigantor}} [[Anime/{{Gigantor}} Tetsujin 28]] or Manga/GiantRobo. In 2004, so very soon after that scene, new adaptation of Tetsujin was released. In which Tetsujin makes ''the exact same sound'' as Giant Robo.
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