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Netizens

    KnowsMore 
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"What can KnowsMore help you find today?"
Voiced by: Alan Tudyk
The curator of a search engine of the same name. He primarily assists users with finding things in the Net.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He is almost never thanked for his services, much to his annoyance.
  • Finishing Each Other's Sentences: He has an autofill function that enables him to predict what users are looking for. It just is being aggressive that day.
  • Insufferable Genius: Downplayed; while he's usually quite friendly, he does tend to occasionally get a bit smug, condescending, and a little bit snarky on a few rare occasions. When a user named Madeline is looking for ballet tights, KnowsMore hopes that ballet will last longer than the soccer phase.
  • Medium Blending: The rest of his body is in 3-D, but his eyes are on his glasses, not his head, and are animated in frame-by-frame 2-D.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a graduation cap.
  • The Professor: He wears a mortar board and a stylized academic robe.
  • Rapid-Fire Interrupting: His aggressive Auto-fill makes him interrupt visitors with search suggestions.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: His glasses add to his academic image.

    Yesss 
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"That is what the Internet was made for!"
Voiced by: Taraji P. Henson

An algorithm responsible for finding the most trending thing on the net, and curator of Buzzztube.


  • Anthropomorphic Personification: She is a humanoid representation of an algorithm used by the Buzzztube site to find hot, trending videos, who has her own office and converses with the main protagonists.
  • Blue Is Heroic: Yesss is a blue algorithm who helps protect Ralph and Vanellope in the climax.
  • Double Negative: In the trailer, Ralph asks if "Ralph Wrecks the Internet" would be a more appropriate title:
    Ralph: Shouldn't it be, "Ralph Wrecks the Internet"?
    Vanellope: Yes, since he is Wreck-It Ralph?
    Yesss: Uh, yeah, but "break the internet", it's like a thing.
    Ralph: Right, it's just "Wreck the Internet" kinda sounds better, doesn't it?
    Yesss: You're not wrong.
  • The Fashionista: One of her main traits. See Unlimited Wardrobe.
  • Irony: Her job is to make sure that trends get the attention they deserve. That means that the first scene featuring the algorithm named Yesss is her going No, no, no as she sifts through a few videos that don't deserve the attention.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She's egotistical, obsessed with trends, and dismissive of Ralph until she discovers he's her latest viral sensation. She also genuinely cares about Ralph and Vanellope's well being and continues to help them even when Ralph's internet fame has long dried out.
  • Pretty in Mink: The first outfit we see has her rocking a white fur coat.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She is one of the most important programs for Buzztube, and she's helpful to people. When Ralph finds out the folly of reading negative comments, she assures him those don't represent everyone, and shouldn't let feel down just because of a few jerks.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Well, not literally, but she is voiced by Taraji P. Henson and she fits the trope thanks to her sassy personality.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: She has to keep track of the latest trends and has a new outfit in each scene.

    J.P. Spamley 
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"I'll take you to my website!"
Voiced by: Bill Hader (uncredited)
A pop-up advertisement looking for people who want to get rich playing video games.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor guy typically gets punched on a day-to-day basis by Pop-up Blockers and when he meets with Double Dan, he is intimidated by him immensely. Also Ralph slows down his car while riding in it, and later breaks through his car while falling.
  • Clickbait Gag: He carries and acts as a pop-up ad for making money playing video games.
  • Green and Mean: Downplayed. He's a shady dealer with green skin, but also a Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Honest John's Dealership: He barely ekes out a living by telling gamers that they can get rich quick by playing video games.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a shady spam salesman but he genuinely becomes friendly with Ralph, even after the latter by all accounts blows him off after abandoning getting money off Spamley's video game playing business. He even attempts to save Ralph at the end of the film, and although Ralph just crashes through the poorly done vehicle, the thought still counts.
  • Meaningful Name: He's the personification of spam (i.e. junk mail) advertising.
  • Nice Hat: Spamley wears a violet newsboy cap.
  • Suddenly SHOUTING!: Shifts into yelling out "GORD!!!", even in places like the Dark Net.

    Gord 
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Spamley's personal assistant.
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    Double Dan 
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"What are you doing here?"
Voiced by: Alfred Molina

One resident of the Dark Net and an expert hacker.


  • Bald of Evil: Downplayed. The top of his head has little-to-no hair.
  • Berserk Button: He hates people looking at his little brother (aka the living tumor on his neck) because his brother is self conscious.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He punches Spamley when he think he's staring at his brother because that latter is self-conscious.
  • Body Horror: He resembles a giant slug with human skin and has a tumor with a face on it on his neck.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Downplayed. Double Dan isn't exactly evil but does sell viruses for a living. He also happens to be protective of his little brother.
  • Fat Bastard: A fat, slug-like creature who makes a living by creating and selling viruses.
  • Karma Houdini: Is never seen again after he gives Arthur the Insecurity Virus to Ralph, meaning he most likely continued running his shady business as per usual.
  • The Mean Brit: Has the voice of Alfred Molina, and is very stern toward others.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He appears in exactly one scene, selling Arthur the Insecurity Virus to Ralph - which results in the film's climax.

    Spoiler Characters 

Arthur (The Insecurity Virus)

Voiced by: John DiMaggio

A virus designed to find insecurities in a program and replicate them to cause the program to crash.


  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Arthur. It's long, round and slender, like a snake, implying it's a worm-type virus. Also serves as a little bit of Foreshadowing if you know your computer viruses: worms are among the most destructive viruses there are.
  • Broken Record: "Scanning for insecurities... Scanning for insecurities..."
  • Karma Houdini: Possibly. Arthur disappears after spreading the Ralph clones all over the internet and is not seen being destroyed or captured, meaning it got off scot-free and will most likely continue to scan and copy insecurities in the future.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Its voice is based off of Keith Szarabajka.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Doesn’t appear in any of the merchandise and poses the biggest threat to the whole cast.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Double Dan has named this virus "Arthur".
  • Walking Spoiler: Its existence spoils the climax of the film.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The last we see of Arthur, it is busy copying Ralph’s insecurities left and right before shooting beams at the camera. It disappears from the film afterwards, implying it escaped somewhere into the internet to spread chaos.

The Wreck-It Ralph Virus

Voiced by: John C. Reilly

Arthur's creation, a swarm of viral Ralph copies born of Ralph's emotional insecurity.


  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Once it takes its Body of Bodies form, the Wreck-It Ralph virus is easily over 100 feet tall.
  • Body of Bodies: The clones of Ralph that Arthur creates forms a giant King Kong-sized version of Ralph.
  • Disappears into Light: The Giant Ralph fades away into pixels of light after Ralph accepts Vanellope’s choice of staying in Slaughter Race.
  • Enemy Without: The clones serve as this to Ralph, representing his negative personality traits, such as selfishness, clinginess, and destructiveness.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Deconstructed. His desire to be friends with Vanellope is sympathetic it is also makes him willing to harm anyone in his way, including attempting to kill Ralph.
  • The Heartless: Arthur exploits Ralph’s insecurities of letting go of Vanellope and causes it to create clones of Ralph with all his negative traits: a jealous, clingy monster who refuses to share his friend.
  • Kaiju: The Giant Ralph rampages among the website buildings like one, even climbing the tallest one.
  • Kill and Replace: The Giant Ralph Virus tries to do this to Ralph to be Vanellope’s only friend.
  • Madness Mantra: "Friend?"
  • Redemption Equals Death: After Ralph tells the giant monster that in order to be a good friend, he must let Vanellope go even though it hurts,it accepts his speech and peacefully disappears into the light instead of being destroyed by the antivirus program.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Doesn’t appear in any of the merchandise and poses the biggest threat to the whole cast.
  • Walking Spoiler: Like Arthur, its existence spoils the climax of the film.
  • Yandere: The Ralph Virus is willing to kill the actual Ralph so it can be with Vanellope.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: The virus Ralphs can create sparks of red electricity.

Slaughter Race

    Shank 
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"Well well well. While the cat was away, these mice tried to play."
Voiced by: Gal Gadot

The in-game leader of a group of thugs in Slaughter Race.


  • Action Girl: She's rough and tough in an extreme Carmageddon-like racing game.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Shank has a notable tanned skin tone but her ethnicity is not brought up. Given her accent and her voice actress' ethnicity, Shank may be of Israeli descent.
  • "Awesome McCool" Name: The meaning behind shank is NOT a pleasant one.
  • Badass Driver: Her driving skills are on par or even better than Vanellope's. Mind that she does not have any superpower like Vanellope, just pure skill.
  • Benevolent Boss: Shank has shown to consider her group more like family than employees and respects their disagreements.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She and Vanellope develop this dynamic during the course of the movie. Vanellope even confides to her with something she has no courage to say to Ralph.
  • Boss Subtitles: When Shank appears to a pair of players trying to steal her car, a lot of text appears around her head including her name, not unlike character introductions in Borderlands.
  • Composite Character: A mixture of borne Carmen Sandiego and Laura Croft.
  • Cool Big Sis: A big sister figure to Vanellope with the latter noting she's cool in every way.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Shank wears dark clothing and is the leader of the in-game antagonists of Slaughter Race, but is quite friendly when off work.
  • Cool Car: Her stylish car which everyone tries to steal and is possibly even the central objective of the game.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Shank is first shown with her intimidating gang members getting the drop on two players about to steal her car and promptly orders Pyro to kill them. Afterwards, Shank gets into a mild disagreement with Pyro and Felony about how hard they may be going on the gamers, but she expresses her opinion in a non-threatening manner. When Vanellope and Ralph attempt to steal her car, Shank manages to keep up while showing her impressive driving skills. And even though she every right to be mad at the duo, she immediately helps them on their quest. Shank is a ruthless in-game leader, and off-game she's a genuine Nice Girl, and either way she's a Badass Driver.
  • Fingerless Gloves: She wears a pair of brown ones.
  • Foil: To Ralph. Both are the lead antagonists of violent video games and act as older sibling (bordering on parental) figures to Vanellope. Ralph is the only antagonist of his game (with the violence being quite cartoonish), started off with zero friends, and is shown to be quite insecure; Shank may be the lead antagonist of her game (the violence of her game is more Black Comedy but still more mature than Ralph's), she also has four teammates who also act as antagonists who she considers family, and is quite confident. Also, while Ralph's body is cartoonishly huge, Shank has realistic proportions.
  • Hidden Depths: She and her crew may seem tough and ruthless (and indeed they are, in-game at least), but after getting to know Vanellope and Ralph they show a friendlier side to themselves, even offering to help the duo earn the money needed to buy the Sugar Rush steering wheel.
    Shank: ♫ We may be a motley crew, but our hearts ring true! ♫
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Plenty of Wreck-it Ralph characters have this going on to a degree, but Shank looks almost exactly like her voice actress.
  • The Leader: Shank is the in-game boss of the game as well as the de-facto leader of her gang when they are on and off their job, and incorporates three of the four types of leaders. Shank is the one to come up with ideas or orders (The Mastermind), an experienced "bad guy" along with her gang (Levelheaded), and is The Face of the gang noted for her confidence and Vanellope takes an instant liking to her (Charismatic).
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: In-universe. Her character in-game is the leader of a thug gang out to terrorize the streets and take extreme measures on players who attempt to steal her car. Outside of game, however, Shank and her crew are actually pretty nice people to hang out with and even find some of the actions they do in-characters a bit too extreme. Shank isn’t even that mad after Vanellope stole her car, saying that she was having a good time racing with her and even invites Vanellope to play her game again.
  • Nice Girl: When she's off-the-clock, Shank's extremely friendly and easygoing. She doesn't even get mad at Vanellope and Ralph for trying to steal her car when they explain the situation.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She's the leader of her gang, but she treats her thugs as equals, even calling them her family. She doesn't mind when Pyro and Felony question her decisions, simply explaining her point of view and respecting their own.
  • Tattooed Crook: Shank has a knife tattoo.
  • Worthy Opponent: She and Vanellope see each other as one during their initial race.

    Shank's gang 
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From left to right: Felony, Butcher Boy, Shank (center), Little Debbie, and Pyro

Four NPC thugs accompanying Shank. Their names are Butcher Boy (Timothy Simons), Felony (Ali Wong), Pyro (Hamish Blake) and Little Debbie (Glozell Green).


  • Action Girl: Felony and Little Debbie are both tough drivers just like their leader Shank.
  • Animal Motifs: Bulls for Butcher Boy.
  • Badass Beard: Butcher Boy sports one.
  • Bad Butt: They're tough, menacing thugs, but they don't do anything really hardcore due to the movie's PG rating.
  • The Big Guy: Butcher Boy is a tall, muscular man and the biggest of the gang.
  • Blow You Away: Pyro's flamethrowers can also be used to expel hard, indefinite gusts of wind like leaf-blowers, which is used when Shank makes Ralph's first video.
  • Five-Token Band: Shank is Ambiguously Brown (possibly of Israeli descent) female leader, Pyro and Butcher Boy are white males (Pyro possibly being British), Little Debbie is an African-American woman, and Felony is an Asian woman with her ethnicity unknown.
  • Graceful Loser: Butcher Boy takes getting beaten by Vanellope pretty well, saying he still has value.
  • Kill It with Fire: Pyro does it very literally to two players' avatars.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: In-universe. As any video game villain in the film's universe, they are Punch Clock Villains who hurt the player characters, but are pretty nice people outside their game.
  • Meaningful Name: Pyro attacks the player characters with flamethrowers.
  • Nice Hat: Pyro wears a blue and white cap with a stylized letter and he keeps it sideways.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Much the same as the villains of arcade games. Obviously, they're villainous gangsters who do everything to get in the ways of the players' (and Ralph's and Vanellope's) objectives, but they're friendly and suprisingly helpful when they can. Butcher Boy even feels bad about being too hard on a couple of players, but Shank argues that they provide a genuine challenge that the players expect and deserve.
  • Pyro Maniac: Pyro uses flamethrowers, fitting his name.
  • Skeleton Motif: Felony and Butcher Boy have skulls on their shirts, and the latter also has a skull tattooed on his bicep.
  • Tattooed Crook: Both Felony and Butcher Boy have tattoos on their skin and are Punch-Clock Villain.
  • Two Girls to a Team: Gender inverted. Shank's gang consist of three females — herself, Litle Debbie, and Felony and two males — Pyro and Butcher Boy.
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    Disney Princesses 
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Snow White voiced by: Pamela Ribon
Cinderella voiced by: Jennifer Hale
Aurora voiced by: Kate Higgins
Ariel voiced by: Jodi Benson
Belle voiced by: Paige O'Hara
Jasmine voiced by: Linda Larkin
Pocahontas voiced by: Irene Bedard
Mulan voiced by: Ming-Na Wen
Tiana voiced by: Anika Noni Rose
Rapunzel voiced by: Mandy Moore
Merida voiced by: Kelly Macdonald
Elsa voiced by: Idina Menzel
Anna voiced by: Kristen Bell
Moana voiced by: Auli'i Cravalho
Residing in OhMyDisney, they perform appearances to the public, including a quiz show, as part of the site's function.
  • Adaptational Badass: Several, particularly the earlier princesses, are much more proactive than they usually are in their home movies. Even princesses that were already Action Girls get this (Moana displays the ability to control water and Mulan's sword skills are borderline supernatural), and by the climax they're basically a superhero team.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: In this universe (at least in a deleted scene), they intentionally forget C-3PO's name, calling him "R2-D2" and "BB-8" instead.
  • Action Girl: Due to their Adaptational Badass treatment, all of them become this.
  • Big Damn Heroes: They show up to save Ralph when he falls off of the Google tower.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In their original films, their behavior and personalities made a lot of sense. Out of context, they all come across as rather eccentric.
    Vanellope: So what you're saying is that if I stare at some water—
    Ariel: Dah! Important water.
    Vanellope: Right. Of course. Important water. I stare at the important water and somehow magically I'll start singing about my dream?
  • Creator Cameo: Interestingly, Snow White is voiced by Pamela Ribon rather than her current voice actor, Katie Von Till. Ribon is not only the co-writer for the entire movie, but also the person who wrote and pitched the Princess scene!
  • Cool Big Sis: They encourage Vanellope to follow her dream.
  • Dramatic Wind: For Pocahontas. The movie pokes fun at this use in her original film. Her hair is blown by the wind indoors. Also for some reason, she has the ability to control wind.
  • Earthy Barefoot Character: After Ariel's wardrobe change, she seems to forgo shoes altogether. Also extends to Pocahontas, Rapunzel, and Moana.
  • Flanderization: Downplayed compared to the original draft of the movie, but the princesses still have their personality traits exaggerated for comedy. This is in part due to them not being the real Princesses, but rather avatars created in their likeness for the quiz shows.
  • Fun T-Shirt: Once they get casual wear inspired by Vanellope, plenty of them have amusing Mythology Gags in their shirts.
    • Ariel: "Gizmos& Whooz-its& Whats-its& Snarfblats& Dinglehoppers"
    • Aurora: "Nap Queen"
    • Belle: "BFF - Beast Friends Forever" beneath a silhouette of the Beast's head.
    • Cinderella: "G2G" (got to go... in the pumpkin carriage, no less)
    • Elsa: "Just Let It Go"
    • Anna: “finish each other's" (in a sandwich)
    • Moana: "#Shiny"
    • Merida: "Mum" (below a bear), a reference to her mother Queen Elinor, who changes into a bear after eating an enchanted tart
    • Rapunzel has the Snuggly Duckling logo.
    • Tiana: "NOLA"
    • Mulan: a jacket with Mushus (which she never opens)
    • Snow White: a poison apple with the word "Poison" beneath it
    • Pocahontas: "Blue Corn Moon" with the image of a howling wolf and the moon as a backdrop.
    • Jasmine: "3 Wishes" (with the number being the Genie's hand)
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: The Princesses are very much aware of the fact that Merida is from Pixar.
  • Funny Foreigner: Merida. She's the only princess with a foreign accent, and her use of Scottish phrases will confuse any non-native speakers. Played with in that it's implied that she's foreign not because she's Scottish, but because she's from the other company.
  • Hidden Depths: In the film's original cut of their scene, the Princesses reveal to Vanellope that some of them are not as "perfect" as most would believe. Jasmine, for example, is actually allergic to cats and requires an inhaler to help deal with her allergies. Also, Snow White is actually nearsighted and wears glasses when off-duty. In the final cut, it is also revealed that they don't really know anything about modern fashion until they meet Vanellope, who then inspires them to start wearing similar outfits when off-duty.
  • Irony: Snow White, who was poisoned, uses poison to save Ralph.
  • "I Want" Song: Discussed. Most princesses can do this and Vanellope is a bit put out when she can't. The princesses advise her to go through something and stare into some important water.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Someone steps into the Princess' dressing room unauthorized, and everyone immediately grabs a weapon or otherwise prepares to fight. They were also out in the Internet while the Wreck-It Ralph Virus was running amok, and when Ralph falls they immediately coordinate a rescue for him.
  • Making a Splash: Moana and Ariel now seem to have the ability to control water.
  • Missing Mom: When Jasmine asks Vanellope if she ever had daddy issues, Vanellope tells her she doesn't even have a mom. Jasmine, Pocahontas, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Ariel, Elsa, and Anna happily exclaim that they don't either.
  • Modest Royalty: They become this after donning their Vanellope-inspired casual attire.
  • Mundane Object Amazement: As it turns out, they're so used to their Iconic Outfits that they are impressed by Vanellope's casual clothing. So impressed, in fact, that they all decide to start wearing similar attire when off-duty. Ariel even nearly breaks into a parody of "Part of Your World" over her amazement at getting to wear a t-shirt.
  • Mundane Utility: Elsa is seen using her powers to make and cool a milkshake when off-duty.
  • Mythology Gag: There are actually quite a few of them in their scene in addition to the aforementioned references seen on their casual wear. For example:
    • When mistaking Vanellope for an intruder, some of the Princesses that have weapons based on ones seen in their movies, with Pocahontas wielding her father's club, Rapunzel wielding her frying pan, and Anna having her fists raised.
    • Upon questioning Vanellope, the Princesses grill her on every trope that has applied to them in their own films, including having magical abilities, being able to speak to animals, etc.
    • Their appearance in the climax is also full of references to their original movies. Among others, Jasmine flies the magic carpet, Aurora uses a spindle to spin Rapunzel's hair into a rope, Belle uses a book to hit Snow White's poisoned apple into the air, Anna and Cinderella help Jaq and Gus sew two of the princesses' discarded dresses to Rapunzel's magic hair to use as parachutes, Elsa then uses her powers to create an ice slide, and Tiana produces Prince Naveen - in frog form - to wake Ralph with a kiss. Plus, all of their actions are accompanied by their respective leitmotifs.
  • Parachute Petticoat: They use a Snow White dress to act like this, so Ralph's fall is broken.
  • Plucky Girl: Each of the princesses have been through traumatic experiences in their respective movies, and are still quite cheerful, despite being poisoned, cursed, kidnapped or enslaved, and having their voice taken away in exchange for a pair of human legs, and not having a mother.
  • Poisonous Person: Snow White summons poisoned apples from seemingly nowhere.
  • Really Fond of Sleeping: Princess Aurora is regularly shown dozing off, and her Fun T-Shirt reads "Nap Queen". She probably loves her naps.
  • Role Reprisal: The majority of the Princesses' original and current voice actors returned to play their roles once again in this movie, including Paige O'Hara, who came back despite having officially been replaced by Julie Nathanson in 2010 after Disney declared O'Hara "too old". The only exception is Snow White, who is voiced by the movie's co-writer Pamela Ribon, who actually wrote the entire Princess scene, as opposed to Katie von Till. Also of note is that Aurora's original voice, Mary Costa, is still alive, but was 87 during production, and therefore too old to reprise her role.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: If they feel threatened, they won't hesitate to go in the defensive to protect themselves. Also, at the end of the film, they work together to save Ralph from falling to his death.
  • Shoe Slap: Cinderella weaponizes her glass slipper as explained below.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: Cinderella has her mice make up some modern clothes for the princesses, with Vanellope's help, while they're bonding with her, and find it easier to relax in them.
  • Sinister Shiv: Parodied when Cinderella smashes the tip off of a glass slipper and points it like a broken beer bottle.
  • The Unintelligible: Merida's heavy use of Scottish slang makes it difficult for the other princesses to understand what she says.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Blink and you'll miss it, but Ariel briefly shifts into her mermaid form when swimming through Moana's water spout, during the effort to save Ralph and shifts back as soon as she's free of the water.

    Mo 
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The toddler that has the misfortune of witnessing a bunny blow up on her tablet game, thanks to Ralph's interfering.
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