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* TypeCasting: Zach Woods' role here is quite superficially similar to his role as Gabe in ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''. However, where Gabe was more of a smarmy, always-sucking-up-to-the-boss creep with no real ability, Jared is awkward and meek but actually has a lot of business acumen the other members of the Pied Piper team lack.

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* TypeCasting: Zach Woods' role here is quite superficially similar to his role as Gabe in ''Series/{{The Office|US}}''. However, where Gabe was more of a smarmy, power-hungry, always-sucking-up-to-the-boss creep egotist with no real ability, Jared is awkward more humble and meek but selfless and actually has a lot of business acumen the other members of the Pied Piper team lack.


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The primary coder and CEO of Pied Piper.

* {{Adorkable}}: Oh ''yes''.



* MrViceGuy: Richard is selfish, has poor social skills, and is prone to making short-sighted mistakes, but he's also generally portrayed as a relatively decent and sympathetic guy

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* MrViceGuy: Richard is selfish, has poor social skills, and is prone to making short-sighted mistakes, but he's also generally portrayed as a relatively decent and sympathetic guyguy.



A wannabe entrepreneur who runs an "innovation incubator" in his house and owns 10% of Pied Piper.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He doesn't take as much crap in the group as Jared, but between his overblown ego and generally abrasive personality, nobody really likes being around him. People usually only hang around him because he offers resources that they need but can't afford (like housing, beer, or weed). The season 2 episode "Homicide", in which Pied Piper partners up with an energy drink company owned by an old college acquaintance of Erlich's reveals that he was definitely this in college.



* [[spoiler: PutOnABus: last seen sprawled on the floor of some unidentified Tibetan house smoking opium in "Server Error."]]

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* [[spoiler: PutOnABus: [[spoiler:Is last seen sprawled on the floor of some unidentified Tibetan house smoking opium in "Server Error."]]



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: He doesn't take as much crap in the group as Jared, but between his overblown ego and generally abrasive personality, nobody really likes being around him. People usually only hang around him because he offers resources that they need but can't afford (like housing, beer, or weed). The season 2 episode "Homicide," in which Piped Piper partners with an energy drink company owned by an old college acquaintance of Erlich's, reveals that he was definitely this in college.




The network engineer of Pied Piper who is known for his apathetic and sardonic personality.



* FreudianExcuse: Gilfoyle’s childhood is hardly ever touched upon, he has hinted at animosity towards his mother, referring to her as a “backstabbing bitch”.

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* FreudianExcuse: Gilfoyle’s While Gilfoyle's childhood is hardly ever touched upon, he has hinted at animosity towards his mother, referring to her as a “backstabbing bitch”."backstabbing bitch".



* ShipTease: There are a lot of scenes in season 5 episodes 7 and 8 of Gilfoyle staring at Monica and in the season finale of season 5 they spend a lot of time together, and Gilfoyle tells Monica he likes her, albeit in a platonic way, they have an undeniable chemistry.

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* ShipTease: There are a lot of scenes in season Season 5 episodes Episodes 7 and 8 of Gilfoyle staring at Monica and in the season finale of season 5 they spend a lot of time together, and Gilfoyle tells Monica he likes her, albeit in a platonic way, they have an undeniable chemistry.



* ThoseTwoGuys: with Dinesh

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* ThoseTwoGuys: with With Dinesh



A programmer specializing in Java and coder in Pied Piper. He is often the victim of Gilfoyle's ridicule and pranks.



* TheLoad: Becomes more pronounced after Erlich leaves the group. Dinesh is a great programmer, but he's distinctly below both Richard in Gilfoyle in terms of skill. On top of that, his self-absorbed and petty attitude frequently causes him to create new problems or make pre-existing ones grow even worse.

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* TheLoad: Becomes more pronounced after Erlich leaves the group. Dinesh is a great programmer, but he's distinctly below both Richard in and Gilfoyle in terms of skill. On top of that, his self-absorbed and petty attitude frequently causes him to create new problems or make pre-existing ones grow even worse.



* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler: In season three, he uses the algorithm to develop a video chat app for his personal use. The app is well received and so the team decides to pivot Pied Piper to that instead. In season four, when Richard decides to leave the company, he appoints Dinesh as [=CEO=].]] However...

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* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler: In season three, Season 3, he uses the algorithm to develop a video chat app for his personal use. The app is well received and so the team decides to pivot Pied Piper to that instead. In season four, when Richard decides to leave the company, he appoints Dinesh as [=CEO=].]] However...



* AbusiveParents: Possibly. He doesn't know who is birth father is, or when he was born exactly. Various comments about his childhood such as pretending Harriet Tubman was his imaginary friend and the two of them were building an underground railroad to freedom, suggest his childhood was not a pleasant one.
* ApologisesALot: Jared is constantly apologizing and self-deprecating. He appears to be able to put up with virtually any level of abuse.

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An ex-VP of Hooli who quits the company in order to join the Pied Piper team as its CFO and business advisor.

* AbusiveParents: Possibly. He doesn't know who is his birth father is, or when he was born exactly. Various comments about his childhood childhood, such as pretending Harriet Tubman was his imaginary friend and the two of them were building an underground railroad to freedom, suggest his childhood was not a pleasant one.
* ApologisesALot: ApologizesALot: Jared is constantly apologizing and self-deprecating. He appears to be able to put up with virtually any level of abuse.



* DarkAndTroubledPast / ExpansionPackPast: The only information we get about his past are details he randomly mentions in passing. These become increasingly mysterious, convoluted and creepy with each passing episode.
-->* "What's gone is not necessarily lost. I found my retainer in my high school dumpster. I found my biological father in a militia in the Ozarks. This should be no problem."
-->* "As a product of forced adoption, I can assure you there are consequences."
-->* '''Richard''': You're always telling me how you spent your entire childhood pretending that everything going on around you was okay.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast / DarkAndTroubledPast: From what little we hear of it, he didn't seem to have a very pleasant childhood.
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ExpansionPackPast: The only information we get about his past are details he randomly mentions in passing. These become increasingly mysterious, convoluted and creepy with each passing episode.
-->* --> "What's gone is not necessarily lost. I found my retainer in my high school dumpster. I found my biological father in a militia in the Ozarks. This should be no problem."
-->* --> "As a product of forced adoption, I can assure you there are consequences."
-->* --> '''Richard''': You're always telling me how you spent your entire childhood pretending that everything going on around you was okay.



* ExtremeDoormat: Has even less of a back bone than Richard, if that's possible.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Has even less of a back bone backbone than Richard, if that's possible.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: None of the Piped Piper team is very inclined to showing much affection or respect for their colleagues, but Jared is treated with open contempt by nearly everybody during the first few seasons in spite of his real contributions to the company. He's more accepted by the company as time goes on, but he remains inadvertently creepy.
* KavorkaMan: Season Three reveals that he has an inexplicable, preternatural talent for picking up women, to the point he is able to get them to spend the night with him while still living in Erlich's garage. He explains that he had voluntarily stopped dating for a while to focus on his work at Pied Piper.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: None of the Piped Pied Piper team is very inclined to showing much affection or respect for their colleagues, but Jared is treated with open contempt by nearly everybody during the first few seasons in spite of his real contributions to the company. He's more accepted by the company as time goes on, but he remains inadvertently creepy.
* KavorkaMan: Season Three 3 reveals that he has an inexplicable, preternatural talent for picking up women, to the point he is able to get them to spend the night with him while still living in Erlich's garage. He explains that he had voluntarily stopped dating for a while to focus on his work at Pied Piper.



An employee of Raviga Capital and associate partner. She later starts her own VC firm and eventually joins Pied Piper as its CFO.



* WomenAreWiser: Granted the bar is set low by the fact the male Pied Piper employees are all basket cases in their own unique ways.

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* WomenAreWiser: Granted Granted, the bar is set low by the fact the male Pied Piper employees are all basket cases in their own unique ways.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Pariodied. Jared attempts to enforce this relationship between her and Monica during her time in Pied Piper. Naturally, neither one of them is into it.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Pariodied. Parodied. Jared attempts to enforce invoke this relationship between her and Monica during her time in Pied Piper. Naturally, neither one of them is into it.












* BornLucky: For much of the show, no matter what happens to him, Big Head always somehow manages to come out of it even more successful than he was before, despite not ever really doing anything or being particularly skilled. It all catches up to him in season 3, however. This is subverted once again in the season 3 finale when [[spoiler: Bachmannity purchases Pied Piper, making Big Head one of the company's owners.]] DoubleSubverted in season 4 when he ends up at Stanford. At first, after looking at his qualifications, the interviewer nearly laughs him out of the office, but upon hearing he was on the cover of ''Wired'', asks to talk to him more. [[spoiler: He's so dumb he assumes he's a student, but upon going to his first class realizes he's a guest lecturer.]]

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Richard's best friend who works at Hooli. Despite having little skills as a programmer, he often finds himself being promoted and finding success.

* BornLucky: For much of the show, no matter what happens to him, Big Head always somehow manages to come out of it even more successful than he was before, despite not ever really doing anything or being particularly skilled. It all catches up to him in season 3, however. This is subverted once again in the season 3 finale when [[spoiler: Bachmannity purchases Pied Piper, making Big Head one of the company's owners.]] DoubleSubverted in season 4 when he ends up at Stanford. At first, after looking at his qualifications, the interviewer nearly laughs him out of the office, but upon hearing he was on the cover of ''Wired'', asks to talk to him more. [[spoiler: He's so dumb he assumes he's a student, but upon going to his first class class, realizes he's a guest lecturer.]]



* {{Flanderization}}: In the first season he just seems like a somewhat immature slacker type, and his coding skills are said to be average but he lacks a specialty at which he excels. By season 4 he is treated as a complete moron, to the point where Erlich makes up an excuse to turn down Big Head's offer of help to make a demo of the "SeeFood" app for a VC meeting, even though Erlich is desperate because the app doesn't actually exist yet and despite Big Head pointing out he actually has relevant experience in the area of image recognition.

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* {{Flanderization}}: In the first season he just seems like a somewhat immature slacker type, and his coding skills are said to be average but he lacks a specialty at which he excels. By season 4 he is treated as a complete moron, to the point where Erlich makes up an excuse to turn down Big Head's offer of help to make a demo of the "SeeFood" "Seefood" app for a VC meeting, even though Erlich is desperate because the app doesn't actually exist yet and despite Big Head pointing out he actually has relevant experience in the area of image recognition.



* NiceGuysFinishLast: Hilarious subverted, frequently.

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* NiceGuysFinishLast: Hilarious subverted, frequently.Subverted frequently for laughs.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNicknameOnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Is always called Big Head. Gavin sometimes calls him Bag Head.



* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: Christopher Evan Welch died before shooting for season 1 was complete, forcing the last several episodes of the season to be rewritten so his character is only referred to without appearing. His death was written into the show as a major plot point at the beginning of season 2.
* Cloudcuckoolander: His personal behavior and business strategies are unusual, to say the least.
--> '''Laurie''' : I've been reviewing his files. He was pursuing a number of extremely dubious positions. Are you aware that we own a $30 million ostrich farm in Morocco, or that we are the majority stakeholders in three companies that specialize in invisibility? This box is filled with napkins covered with notes detailing Peter's conviction that genetically-modified cranberry fungus would become the next cotton.

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The socially awkward billionaire founder and CEO of Raviga Capital as well a 5% equity owner of Pied Piper after his $200,000 investment. Despite his death in the season 2 premiere, he continues to play a large role in Pied Piper's and Raviga's future.

* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: AmbiguousDisorder: Has a rather stiff way of speaking and is a bit awkward in social matters.
* CharacterDeath: [[AuthorExistenceFailure Since
Christopher Evan Welch died before shooting for season Season 1 was complete, complete]], forcing the last several episodes of the season to be rewritten so his character is only referred to without appearing. His death was written into the show as a major plot point at the beginning of season Season 2.
* Cloudcuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: His personal behavior and business strategies are unusual, to say the least.
--> '''Laurie''' : '''Laurie''': I've been reviewing his files. He was pursuing a number of extremely dubious positions. Are you aware that we own a $30 million ostrich farm in Morocco, or that we are the majority stakeholders in three companies that specialize in invisibility? This box is filled with napkins covered with notes detailing Peter's conviction that genetically-modified cranberry fungus would become the next cotton.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: With Gavin Belsom.




The replacement for Peter Gregory as CEO of Raviga Capital, and later co-founder of Bream Hall Capital with Monica. Like her predecessor, she is highly intelligent and socially inept.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: She's pretty much a female version of Peter Gregory, although more pragmatic and less of a CloudCuckoolander.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: She's pretty much basically a female version of Peter Gregory, although more pragmatic and less of a CloudCuckoolander.



* DiscoDan: He's always blasting NuMetal from the late 1990s and early 2000s in his supercars

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A brash, loud and fiery billionaire investor who provides Pied Piper with their Series A.

* DiscoDan: He's always blasting NuMetal from the late 1990s and early 2000s in his supercarssupercars.



* RichesToRags: Parodied. He ends up losing his billionaire status, which still leaves him an incredibly rich man. However he treats himself like a pauper.

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* RichesToRags: Parodied. Parodied for a brief arc in Season 2. He ends up losing his billionaire status, which still leaves him an incredibly rich man. However does lose a few hundred thousand dollars, meaning he's now valued at about $900 million. However, he's no longer part of the "Three Commas Club" (as in, billionaires), and he treats himself acts like a pauper.he's gone bankrupt.




CEO and founder of Hooli.



* CantTakeCriticism: To a ridiculous degree. When [[spoiler: Nucleus fails he reassigns the team to reprogram the Hooli search engine to block negative news stories about it. When that scandal is exposed and Hooli is beset by bad press and protesters, he asks his legal team for permission to have his critics killed!]]

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* CantTakeCriticism: To a ridiculous degree. When [[spoiler: Nucleus fails fails, he reassigns the team to reprogram the Hooli search engine to block negative news stories about it. When that scandal is exposed and Hooli is beset by bad press and protesters, he asks his legal team for permission to have his critics killed!]]



* EvilIsPetty: Moves Jack Barker to a tiny sub-basement office after Jack has their flight from Shanghai diverted to Jackson Hole, which causes a twenty-minute delay. Even worse, Gavin instructs one of his stooges to take the company jet on that route SIX TIMES just to prove Jack wrong.
** In season 5 he buys out ''all'' of the 63 coders Pied Piper had approached to hire just to spite them.

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* EvilIsPetty: Moves Jack Barker to a tiny sub-basement office after Jack has their flight from Shanghai diverted to Jackson Hole, which causes a twenty-minute delay. Even worse, Gavin instructs one of his stooges to take the company jet on that route SIX TIMES ''six times'' just to prove Jack wrong.
** In season 5 Season 5, he buys out ''all'' of the 63 coders Pied Piper had approached to hire just to spite them.



** Richard eventually recognizes this flaw and exploits it [[spoiler: by offering Gavin a handwritten contract giving him full control of PiedPier just to keep Gavin from deleting PiperNet. Gavin falls for it only realize too late that the contract is a ruse to stall Gavin while PiperNet regains control of its network]].

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** Richard eventually recognizes this flaw and exploits it [[spoiler: by offering Gavin a handwritten contract giving him full control of PiedPier Pied Pier just to keep Gavin from deleting PiperNet. Piper Net. Gavin falls for it only realize too late that the contract is a ruse to stall Gavin while PiperNet Piper Net regains control of its network]].



* VillainousBreakdown: When things outright fail, Gavin responds by tearing apart his own mansion.
* YesMan. He's surrounded by them. At one point he tries to stream a live UFC fight in HD using Nucleus. It's a disaster since the Nucleus team is afraid to tell him how far behind they are on getting it to work fine to the point of lying to him.

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* VillainousBreakdown: When things outright fail, Gavin responds by tearing apart screaming, throwing tantrums, and even taking his own mansion.
rage on on inanimate objects.
* YesMan. He's surrounded by them. At one point point, he tries to stream a live UFC fight in HD using Nucleus. It's a disaster since the Nucleus team is afraid to tell him how far behind they are on getting it to work fine to the point of lying to him.


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* EveryoneHasStandards: Despite his openly nihilistic personality, there are a few times he shows limitations:
** He doesn't appreciate people lying to him.
** Along with Dinesh, he gets disgusted when Richard acts like a jerkass just to attain his goals.
** He even considered Richard's accidental outing of Deedee (a gay CEO) as a Christian (considered a sin in the tech world) to be in poor taste.


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* FatalFlaw: Gavin's need to be in control of everything.
** Richard eventually recognizes this flaw and exploits it [[spoiler: by offering Gavin a handwritten contract giving him full control of PiedPier just to keep Gavin from deleting PiperNet. Gavin falls for it only realize too late that the contract is a ruse to stall Gavin while PiperNet regains control of its network]].


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* VillanousBreakdown: When things outright fail, Gavin responds by tearing apart his own mansion.


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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Rarely seen without a Big Gulp in hand.


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List of major, recurring and minor characters from ''{{Silicon Valley}}''.

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List of major, recurring and minor characters from ''{{Silicon Valley}}''.''Series/SiliconValley''.

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* FreudianExcuse: Gilfoyle’s childhood is hardly ever touched upon, he has hinted at animosity towards his mother, referring to her as a “backstabbing bitch”.


* ShipTease: There are a lot of scenes in season 5 episodes 7 and 8 of Gilfoyle staring at Monica and in the season finale of season 5 they spend a lot of time together, and Gilfoyle tells Monica he likes her, albeit in a platonic way, they have an undeniable chemistry.



* ShipTease: It looked a little like the show was moving towards her and Richard having a romantic relationship at the end of season 1, but this idea now seems to have been abandoned.
** She gets a bit with Gilfoyle during the season 5 finale but it was PlayedForLaughs.

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* ShipTease: It looked a little like the show was moving towards her and Richard having a romantic relationship at the end of season 1, but this idea now seems to have been abandoned.
abandoned. They now have a sibling type of friendship.
** She gets a bit with Gilfoyle during the season 5 finale but it was PlayedForLaughs.finale.


* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Is based off of Oculus Palmer Luckey.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Is based off of Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.


[[folder:Carla Walton]]
!!'''Carla Walton (Alice Wetterlund)'''

* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves as a member of the Pied Piper team briefly during season 2, but is quickly taken out of the picture.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Pariodied. Jared attempts to enforce this relationship between her and Monica during her time in Pied Piper. Naturally, neither one of them is into it.
* {{Troll}}: She spends most of the first episode she appears in messing with Dinesh and Gilfoyle's minds by making them think she's getting paid more than them.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: She (correctly) assumes that people will try to get her and Monica to be friends simply because they are the only women associated with Pied Piper, and is annoyed by it.
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[[folder:Holden]]
!!'''Holden (Aaron Sanders)'''
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[[folder:Carla Walton]]
!!'''Carla Walton (Alice Wetterlund)'''

* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves as a member of the Pied Piper team briefly during season 2, but is quickly taken out of the picture.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Pariodied. Jared attempts to enforce this relationship between her and Monica during her time in Pied Piper. Naturally, neither one of them is into it.
* {{Troll}}: She spends most of the first episode she appears in messing with Dinesh and Gilfoyle's minds by making them think she's getting paid more than them.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: She (correctly) assumes that people will try to get her and Monica to be friends simply because they are the only women associated with Pied Piper, and is annoyed by it.

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[[folder:Carla Walton]]
!!'''Carla Walton (Alice Wetterlund)'''

* GuestStarPartyMember: Serves as a member of the Pied Piper team briefly during season 2, but is quickly taken out of the picture.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Pariodied. Jared attempts to enforce this relationship between her and Monica during her time in Pied Piper. Naturally, neither one of them is into it.
* {{Troll}}: She spends most of the first episode she appears in messing with Dinesh and Gilfoyle's minds by making them think she's getting paid more than them.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: She (correctly) assumes that people will try to get her and Monica to be friends simply because they are the only women associated with Pied Piper, and is annoyed by it.
[[folder:Colin]]
!!'''Colin (Neil Casey)'''


* '''Kenan Feldspar (Haley Joel Osment)'''

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* '''Kenan !!'''Kenan Feldspar (Haley Joel Osment)'''

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