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"The ultimate villain of the story, who's causing the problem the heroes must solve."

Note that Big Bad is not a catch-all trope for the biggest and ugliest villain of any given story. The BigBad is the one who turns out to be behind several other seemingly independent threats.
This may include {{Big Bad}}s from movies based off of WesternAnimation shows.
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* The Fabrication Machine, or B.R.A.I.N from ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''.
* Creator/AardmanAnimations films:
** Mrs. Tweedy from ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun''.
** EgomaniacHunter [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lord Victor Quartermaine]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit''.
** Toad from ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''.
** UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria from ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesInAnAdventureWithScientists''
* Vultor is ultimately the biggest threat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTheAmericanRabbit''.
* Ivan Ivanovich Sakharine in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTintin''.
* Steele from ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}''.
* [[ThoseWilyCoyotes Dag]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}''.
* Grendel's Mother from ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf 2007}}''.
* Fleshlumpeater from ''Literature/TheBFG''.
* Creator/BlueSkyStudios films:
** ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'':
*** [[KnightOfCerebus Soto]] from the first and he is a very, very [[MagnificentBastard effective]] one, especially if one watches and is aware that he is setting up a gambit for Diego's death at the same time Diego is machinating the demise of Manny and Roshan, [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Sid.]]
*** [[SuperPersistentPredator Maelstrom and Cretaceous]] in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown''.
*** [[EvilAlbino Rudy]] the Baryonx from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs''. [[spoiler:Til he performs a HeelFaceTurn]]
*** [[SalvagePirates Captain Gutt]] from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift''.
*** [[RaptorAttack Gavin]] in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge5CollisionCourse''. [[spoiler:He gets better at the end like Rudy]].
** [[KillThePoor Madame Gasket]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''. [[NeverTrustATrailer The promotional material]] built up [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Phineas T. Ratchet]] as the main villain, but this turned out to be [[SissyVillain very much]] [[MommasBoy not the case]].
** Sour Kangaroo from ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', in a case of AdaptationalVillainy.
** Marcel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', though [[DragonInChief Nigel is much more active]] and presents a bigger threat. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He's also the only one with the]] VillainSong. In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio 2}}'' the main villain is Big Boss, with Nigel as a DragonAscendant.
** Mandrake from ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''.
* Xibalba from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', who represents the negative side of the afterlife. He also causes trouble for Manolo all for the sake of winning a bet. [[spoiler:Thankfully, he gets a HeelFaceTurn.]]
** Chakal takes over following Xibalba's reformation, as he poses as a more dangerous threat to the mortal world and is far more cruel than Xibalba.
* [[BitchInSheepsClothing Darla Dimple]] from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''.
* Holli Would from ''WesternAnimation/CoolWorld''.
* {{Franchise/Disney|AnimatedCanon}} [[Characters/DisneyVillains Villains]], in chronological order:
** [[GodSaveUsFromtheQueen The Evil Queen]]/[[AllThereInTheManual Queen Grimhilde]] from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' has a BigBadEnsemble between Stromboli, the Coachman and Monstro, with each serving as the main antagonist in a different point of the story.
** Chernabog from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. To some, Chernabog counts as the BigBad for the entirety of the Disney universe.
** [[HumansAreCthulhu Man]] from ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''.
** [[SavageWolves The Wolf]] in "Peter and the Wolf" segment and [[InspectorJavert Tetti Tatti]] in "The Whale who wanted to sing at the Met" segment in ''Disney/MakeMineMusic''.
** [[BearsAreBadNews Lumpjaw]] in the "Bongo" segment and [[NotSoHarmlessVillain Willie the Giant]] in the "Mickey and the Beanstalk" segment from ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree''.
** Mr. Winky for the "Wind in the Willows" segment and the Headless Horseman for the "Ichabod" segment from ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''.
** [[WickedStepmother Lady Tremaine]] from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''.
** Captain Hook from ''Disney/PeterPan''.
** Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. Similar to Chernabog above, some see her as the BigBad of the entire Disney universe.
** Cruella de Vil from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.
** Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** [[TheButlerDidIt Edgar]] from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' still counts even if he is an AntiVillain.
** Prince John from ''Disney/RobinHood''.
** Madame Medusa from ''Disney/TheRescuers''.
** Amos Slade, anti-villainy or not, in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''.
** [[Creator/JohnHurt The Horned King]] from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.
** [[Creator/VincentPrice Professor Ratigan]] from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''.
** [[LoanShark Sykes]] from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''.
** Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
** EvilPoacher [[Creator/GeorgeCScott Percival C. McLeach]] from ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder''.
** [[CrazyJealousGuy Gaston]] from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
** [[EvilChancellor Jafar]] from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
** [[Creator/JeremyIrons Scar]] from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Governor Ratcliffe]] from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
** [[Creator/TonyJay Judge Claude Frollo]] from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
** [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]] from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
** Shan Yu from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.
** EgomaniacHunter [[Creator/BrianBlessed Clayton]] from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}''.
** The Firebird from ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}''.
** [[BigBadDuumvirate The Carnotaurs]] from ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''.
** Yzma from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''.
** [[spoiler:Commander Lyle T. Rourke]] from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''.
** [[HeroAntagonist The Grand Councilwoman]] from ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. Jumba, Gantu, and Pleakley all work for her.
** Long John Silver from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' [[spoiler:before his HeelFaceTurn]].
** Alameda Slim from ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange''.
** "Bowler Hat Guy" and DOR-15 are the BigBadDuumvirate in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' [[spoiler:but it turns out [[TheDogWasTheMastermind DOR-15]] is TheManBehindTheMan and Bowler Hat Guy was only someone she used as a human host.]]
** [[Creator/KeithDavid Doctor "The Shadow Man" Facilier]] from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
** Mother Gothel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.
** [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]] from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' [[AvertedTrope doesn't actually have]] a BigBad, as the the primary cause of all the conflict in the story is not the villain, [[spoiler:Prince Hans]], though he does kick-start the emotion conflict that spurs from Elsa and Anna's argument.
** Yokai [[spoiler:aka [[TragicVillain Professor Robert Callaghan]]]] from ''Disney/BigHero6''. [[spoiler:He is using microbots to recreate the teleporter that killed his daughter in a plot to get revenge on Alistair Krei, and is trying to kill the heroes to keep this a secret.]]
** [[spoiler:Assistant Mayor/Mayor Dawn Bellwether]] from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}''.
* Franchise/{{Disney}} Sequels:
** Jafar from ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar''.
** Saluk from ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves''.
** Forte from ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''.
** Zira from ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''.
** Governor Ratcliffe from ''Disney/PocahontasIIJourneyToANewWorld''.
** Morgana from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea''.
** Buster from ''Disney/LadyAndTheTrampIIScampsAdventure''.
* Creator/DonBluth's animated films:
** Jenner from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''.
** Warren T. [[spoiler:Cat]] from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', with [[PunnyName Cat R. Waul]] Mr. Grasping, and Madame Mousey from the three sequels respectively.
** [[TyrannosaurusRex Sharptooth]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''.
** Carface from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', with {{Satan}}, er, Red, replacing him in the sequel and Belladonna in the third movie.
** The Grand Duke Of Owls from ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle''.
** Grundel the Toad from ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' is the most major antagonist in the movie.
** [[ObviouslyEvil The "Queen of Mean"]] Gnorga from ''A Troll In Central Park''.
** Drake from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''.
** [[OurLichesAreDifferent Rasputin]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', who, due to the law of {{Disneyfication}}, is a singing undead sorcerer with a talking albino bat as his Dragon.
** [[spoiler: [[TreacherousAdvisor Ludmilla]]]] from ''Bartok the Magnificent''.
** [[spoiler:Captain Korso]] and the [[OmnicidalManiac Drej Queen]] in ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'' form a BigBadDuumvirate some time into the movie, though when [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn Korso reforms]]]] the Drej Queen is left the uncontested BigBad [[spoiler:... just before she's [[DyingMomentOfAwesome blown up by a galactic cannon.]]]]
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation franchises:
** ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'':
*** Lord Farquaad from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD''.
*** The FairyGodmother from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''. Not all Fairy Godmothers [[LightIsNotGood are nice.]]
*** [[DragonAscendant Prince Charming]] from ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.
*** Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}} from ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter''.
*** Jack and Jill appear to be the main antagonists in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' but they're [[spoiler:really in cahoots with [[TheChessmaster Humpty]] [[TragicVillain Dumpty]].]] However, when he performs his HeelFaceTurn, they're back in the position [[spoiler: before being crushed by the Great Terror.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'':
*** [[TheHyena The Fossas]] from the first film.
*** Makunga (an {{expy}} of [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]]) from ''[[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo Escape 2 Africa]]'' (though it could also be handed to Nana).
*** [[InspectorJavert Chantel Dubois]] from ''Europe's Most Wanted''.
*** Dr. Octavius Brine, ''a.k.a.'' Dave the octopus from ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''.
** ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
*** [[SealedBadassInACan Tai Lung]] from the first film.
*** [[AgentPeacock Lord Shen]] from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''.
*** [[AncientEvil Kai]] from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3''.
** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'':
*** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent The Red Death]] from the first film.
*** [[BloodKnight Drago Bludvist]] from ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2''.
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation solo films:
** [[GeneralRipper General Mandible]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}''.
** Rameses shares the antagonistic role from his predecessor from ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''.
** A BigBadEnsemble between [[KnightTemplar Tzekel-Kan]] and Hernán Cortés in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', though Cortés is more of a GreaterScopeVillain.
** The Colonel from ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'', though he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn.
** The GodOfEvil Eris from ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''.
** Don Lino from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
** A major BigBadEnsemble between Dwayne, [[NeatFreak Gladys Sharp]] and [[BearsAreBadNews Vincent]] in ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', though Vincent [[TheHeavy is the one driving the plot for the most part.]]
** Gallaxhar from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens''.
** Hal Stewart, AKA "Tighten," from ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''.
** Pitch Black from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''.
** Apparently the [[AllThereInTheScript Macawnivore]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' in advertising, but he's nothing compared to the ''world itself''.
** [[BitchInSheepsClothing Guy]] [[BrokenPedestal Gagne]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}''.
** Ms. Grunion from ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''.
** Captain Smek from ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}''. He led the Boov the take over Earth and relocate humanity as well as trying to stop Tip and Oh from finding Lucy.
** Chef from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trolls}}''.
* Merlock from ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp''.
* [[spoiler:[[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Eddy's]] [[GreaterScopeVillain Brother]]]] from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow''. [[spoiler: Although he only appears at the end, he is vile [[VileVillainSaccharineShow even by the standards of the show]].]]
* [[BigThinShortTrio Boggis, Bunce and Bean]] form a three-way example in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.
* [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Claudandus]] AKA [[spoiler: [[AffablyEvil Pascal]]]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}''.
* Hexxus from ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest''.
* [[SorcerousOverlord Nekron]] from ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce''.
* Black Wolf from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightBeforeChristmas''.
* Messina and El Supremo as a BigBadDuumvirate from ''WesternAnimation/FreddieAsFRO7''.
* The President and the Turkey Hunter are the Big Bads from ''WesternAnimation/FreeBirds''. The former has his AlphaBitch daughter kidnap [[ThisLoserIsYou Reggie]] from the turkey farm and made him "the pardon turkey" so that they can eat him.
* Loc-Nar from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' and Tyler from its sequel.
* Joe from ''WesternAnimation/HelpImAFish''.
* [[spoiler:[[TheChessmaster Boingo]]]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' and [[spoiler:Jack and Jill]] from the second.
* Dr. Schadenfreude and Malbert serve as a BigBadEnsemble from ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}''.
* Illumination Entertainment films:
** The ''Film/DespicableMe'' franchise:
*** Vector[[spoiler:/Victor Perkins]] and Mr. Perkins from the first film, with Vector as [[TheHeavy the one who acts as a real threat]].
*** [[AffablyEvil El Macho]] from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2''.
*** Scarlet Overkill in ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}''.
** Aloysius O'Hare from ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax''.
* Kent Mansley from ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant''.
* Creator/{{Laika}} films:
** The Other Mother from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''.
** The Witch [[spoiler:actually Agatha Prenderghast]] from ''WesternAnimation/ParaNorman''.
** Archibald Snatcher, leader of the Boxtroll Exterminators, from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls''.
** The Moon King from ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings''.
* [[BetaTestBaddie King Haggard]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn''.
* Metalbeak from ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfTheGuardiansTheOwlsOfGahoole''.
* Lord Business from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''.
* The [[SealedEvilInACan Nightmare King]] from ''WesternAnimation/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland''.
* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' films:
** ''New Ghoul @ School'': Cleo de Nile
** ''Fright On!'': Van Hellscream
** ''Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?'': Kieran Valentine and Toralei Stripe
** ''Escape From Skull Shores'': Bartleby Farnum
** ''Friday Night Frights'': Rocco
** ''Ghouls Rule'': Lilith Van Hellscream
** ''Scaris: City of Frights'': Moanatella Ghostier
** ''13 Wishes'': Whisp
** ''Frights, Camera, Action!'': Lord Stoker
** ''Freaky Fusion'': Victor Frankenstein/Sparky (unintentionally)
** ''Haunted'': Principal Revenant
** ''Boo York, Boo York'': Ramses de Nile
** ''Great Scarrier Reef'': Kala Meir'ri
** ''Recap/WelcomeToMonsterHigh'': Moanica D'kay
* Constance from ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' is a [[TragicVillain tragic]], morally ambiguous example.
* [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Tirek]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials''.
* Oogie Boogie from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.
* The truly vile Thrax from ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones''.
* The notorious Doofenshmirtz-2 from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension''.
* Creator/{{Pixar}} villains:
** ''Franchise/ToyStory'':
*** Sid Phillips from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
*** Al [=McWhiggin=] from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' [[spoiler:is a subversion. While he is set up to be the Big Bad, he's nothing more than a JerkAss toy collector who wants to sell Woody to a museum in Japan to make money. The true main antagonist of the film is Stinky Pete.]]
*** [[BearsAreBadNews Lotso]] from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''.
** Hopper from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.
** Randall Boggs [[BigBadDuumvirate and]] [[spoiler:Mr. Waternoose]] from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.
** Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
** ''Franchise/{{Cars}}'':
*** Chick Hicks from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.
*** [[spoiler:Miles Axelrod]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''.
*** Ripslinger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}''.
** Chef Skinner from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}''. Anton Ego is Remy and Linguini's last obstacle but he is just a dark destructive critic with a deep light side.
** AUTO from ''WesternAnimation/WallE''.
** Charles Muntz from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''.
** Mor'du from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''.
** [[spoiler:Thunderclap]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur'' is the closest thing to a villain in the film.
* Mojo Jojo himself for the prequel ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'', being treated far more sinister and serious in this movie than the previous seasons. He then subsequently becomes the ArchEnemy of the WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls and the most prominent and recurring RoguesGallery that the girls face.
* Ruber from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot''.
* [[ItsAllAboutMe The Dark Princess]] from ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite and the Star Stealer''.
* [[spoiler:[[MayorPain Mayor John]]]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''.
* Randall Ross from ''WesternAnimation/RegularShowTheMovie''.
* [[BigBadSlippage Douche]] from ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty''.
* Russ Cargill from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''.
* Sony Pictures Animation films:
** [[EgomaniacHunter Shaw]] from ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''.
** ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'':
*** [[MayorPain Mayor Shelbourne]] from the first film, though the real threat became [[spoiler:the FLDSMDFR, the food-creating machine Flint invented]].
*** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Chester V]] from ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs2''.
** Gargamel in ''Film/TheSmurfs'' and ''Film/TheSmurfs2''.
** [[DragonAscendant Bela]] from ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2''.
* UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein from ''WesternAnimation/SouthParkBiggerLongerAndUncut''.
* Swackhammer from ''Film/SpaceJam''.
* [[TyrannosaurusRex One-Eye]] from ''Animation/SpecklesTheTarbosaurus''.
* No longer a HarmlessVillain, Plankton from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''.
** Burger-Beard from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater''.
* [[GalacticConqueror Zygon]] from ''WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBatmanPublicEnemies'': ComicBook/LexLuthor.
* Rothbart from ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', with Clavius and Zelda from the sequels. No, not [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda that Zelda.]]
* [[spoiler:Max Mordon]] from ''WesternAnimation/TadTheLostExplorer''.
* Creator/TimBurton's animated features:
** [[spoiler:Lord Barkis Bittern]] from ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.
** [[spoiler:Mr. Whiskers after becoming a cat-bat creature]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}''.
* [[PlanetEater Unicron]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformersTheMovie''.
* [[HairRaisingHare General Woundwort]], as in [[Literature/WatershipDown the book]], from ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown''.
* The [[SurpriseCreepy creepy-ass Professor Screweyes]] from ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'', who makes children sign a contract in blood and gets eaten by [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath crows]] by the end of the movie.
* [[spoiler:Judge Doom / The Toon who killed Eddie's brother]] from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
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