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"Number 13... That's your unlucky number. And I ain't talkin' about no silly superstition, city-boy. I'm talkin' about yours truly; Big 13!"
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!

Android 13 (人造人間13号 Jinzōningen Jū San-Gō, lit. "Artificial Human No. 13") is Dr. Gero's thirteenth Android creation. He is designed to continue Gero's vendetta against Goku, who overthrew the Red Ribbon Army as a child.

Cell notes that Android 13 may be a prototype to him, due to his ability to absorb other Androids.[4]

While the main timeline version of him was destroyed by Gero, the parallel world Android 13 makes his debut as the main antagonist in Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!.

Creation and concept[]


Android 13 concept arts

Android 13 and his comrades were designed by Akira Toriyama, the original manga author, for Toei's theatrical production.[1]


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Android 13 as he appears in the movie

In his standard form, he appears as a muscular man with greenish-blue eyes and long white hair. He wears a yellow-brown vest adorning the Red Ribbon Army logo on his left side, as well as tiny gray suspenders worn underneath his vest, dark green trousers, dark grey boots with black tips, brown gloves, as well as a gray and yellow trucker hat with the Red Ribbon Army logo on its front (he is the only one of Dr. Gero's Android models to wear a hat without having a glass-domed cranium).

When transforming, his vest ended up completely destroyed, while his suspenders were destroyed to the extent that what remained of them hung loosely from his trousers. When he’s fully transformed, his muscles bulk up, and his skin turns blue with grey areas on his shoulders, stomach, chest, and back. His pupils and irises also vanish, and his sclera turn yellow. Also, his hair changes to look exactly like Vegeta's Super Saiyan hair, except its orange in color.


"Free will. Pitiful humans! War, segregation, hatred! Is that what you've done with your free will, boy? Don't you lecture me with your thirty dollar haircut! Goku dies!"
— Android 13 to Future Trunks in Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!

Being a man-made android and serving only as a lackey to target and kill Goku, Android 13 seems to display little-to-no emotion. His face seems to always display a diabolical grin. In the original version, he is dead set on this goal although he seems to be laid-back about approaching it, saying that anyone who gets in his way will die as well.

In the Funimation dub, his attitude is essentially that of a stereotypical "redneck" (which his character design also appears to have been modeled after), with Future Trunks even referring to him as a Red Ribbon Redneck at one point. Android 13 makes references to Native Americans when noting that if Goku couldn't even handle the "Indians" (referring to Androids 14 and 15), there's no need to bring out the chief in reference to himself (who shared a rivalry with cowboys in the Old West) and even yells "Yeehah!" during battle. When using the S.S. Deadly Bomber, he also makes a brief reference to heat stroke when Goku attempts to block the attack by noting that Goku had been "out in the sun without his hat on for way too long." Also in the dub, he scarcely refers to Goku by name, preferring instead to call him by such titles as "city boy," "son" or "boy". In fact, he only refers to Goku by name three times: the first time when he is first activated, the second when stating that he will go through with his mission to kill Goku to Future Trunks, and the third just before his destruction. Owing to the basis of his attitude in the dub, he speaks with an extremely thick Mason-Dixie accent.

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Android 13's virtually unchanging and unpredictable grin

In addition, Funimation's dub provides a further glimpse into Android 13's psyche when he lectures Future Trunks about how people have misused their free will to create more sufferings like war, segregation and hatred (even though he uses this lecture to justify the pursuit of his own morally questionable goal of killing Goku). In the uncut version of the dub, he is also shown to be somewhat coarse regarding his opponents, such as commenting upon arrival that Goku was "catching an ass-whoopin'" from Androids 14 and 15, as well as declaring he intends to do what he was programmed to do, which is to "kill [Goku's] ass". Also, in the Funimation dub, Dr. Gero's computer directly relays information to him, which is something only subtly hinted at in the original Japanese version of the film (the computer does not actually say anything in the original version).

The English localization for his various video game appearances merged the personalities from the two versions of the movie, as he retains his Mason-Dixie accent, yet exudes a more no-nonsense demeanor regarding his programmed mission to kill Goku similar to that of the Japanese version.

In his Super form, he is shown to be a lot more assertive and maniacal (in the Japanese version, he does not speak at all aside from yelling Goku's name upon his death. This is retained in later video game appearances where he is reduced to giving feral roars, with the few lines of dialogue he gives being shouted out), and, in the case of the uncut dub, was also prone to cursing when irritated at one's persistence, as evidenced by his yelling "Damn you!" when Goku tried to get up. He is a much more frenzied and brutal character in this form also, as he punches Goku in the crotch (Japanese version and uncut dubs only), almost breaks Vegeta's back, grabs and blasts Trunks' skull and steps on Piccolo's face while charging his ki. He also doesn't allow others to fully charge their attacks like Omega Shenron. Despite his mania in this form, he was nevertheless shown to retain a degree of intelligence, as he made an attempt to attack Goku as soon as he saw him charge up the Spirit Bomb (with the English dub even having him claim to know about Goku's Spirit Bomb and vow to not allow him to use it before doing so). The English dub also has Android 13, when pursuing Gohan, expressing grudging respect towards the boy for being able to put up a fight against him despite the odds, while nevertheless telling him the latter is still going to die ultimately.

Although fully dedicated to his programmed duty of assassinating Goku, he is not above turning against Dr. Gero if he got in the way of his objective, which can be implied by a special interaction between Android 13 and Dr. Gero if paired up in a match. Similarly, he also considers himself an "elder" to Android 17 and 18, presumably due to having predated their creation, as he retorts that they should "mind their elders" when they make a rude remark towards him. Certain dialogue when paired up against Androids 14 and/or 15 also imply he's perfectly willing to turn against and kill his comrades if he wished to ascend to his ultimate form. This is reinforced in Dragon Ball Legends as he betrays Android #14 & #15 to become Fusion Android #13 in order to settle his score with Shallot.

"Heh...hah hah hah! You punks got me good, but... it's strange, even though I lost, I...I feel...at peace...I get it now, Shallot...This is... what it means to fight...of your own will...Thank...you... ..."
— Fusion Android #13's final words in Dragon Ball Legends

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Bardock, SSJ3 Shallot, & SSJ2 Gohan (Youth) watch as Fusion Android #13 dies standing in Dragon Ball Legends

In Dragon Ball Legends, Android #13 is initially focused on fulfilling Dr. Gero's programming to eliminate all incarnations of Goku participating in the Tournament of Time. This however leads him, Android #14, & #15 into conflict with Shallot of Team Beerus who interferes in the Android trio's plans at various points. While initially seeking only to destroy Shallot as a secondary objective due to his interference, Android #13's repeated defeats by Shallot cause him to develop something of an obsession with defeating Shallot. Eventually Android #13 realizes that he lacks Shallot's free will and ability to think for himself. This causes Android #13 to develop a free will of his own and leads him to betraying #14 & #15 in order to become grow stronger by becoming Fusion Android #13. Despite his increase in power and the Mastermind empowering him with Dark Ki he is ultimately defeated by a combined attack from Super Saiyan 3 Shallot, Super Saiyan 2 Gohan (Youth), and Bardock. However Fusion Android #13 laughs as he begins to break down, admitting Shallot and his allies got him good but reveals that he strangely feels at peace and is thankful to Shallot as he now understands what it means to fight for oneself, before shutting down completely, which Bardock refers to as dying standing up with a smile on his face. This shows that Android #13, similar to Android #16 was able to overcome his programming and develop a free will and desires of his own. However, in Android #13's case his desire was to fight a battle entirely of his own free will, finding inner peace as he ultimately accepted his defeat and death.



He was developed by Dr. Gero at some point before the Androids Saga. Along with Android 14 and Android 15, Android 13 was quite close to the final Android form; however, like their predecessors they had one problem or another and as such were destroyed by Dr. Gero.

Even though Android 13, Android 14, and Android 15 are not featured in the Dragon Ball manga, the "Androids A-B-C's" section mentions that Androids 13, 14, and 15 were very close to the Android concept,[5] being near perfect.[6]

Super Dragon Ball Heroes[]

Supreme Kai of Time Saga[]

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Android 13 in the Super Space-Time Tournament

Android 13's Super Android 13 incarnation appears as one of the competitors in the Super Space-Time Tournament, along with Androids 14 to 19. In the manga, 13 battles Lord Slug in a forest while Captain Ginyu poses.[7] As a result of his team failing to advance to the second round of the tournament, Android 13 and his space-time were erased.

In the manga, an incarnation of Android 13 is released from the Scrolls of Eternity by Dark King Demigra as part of the latter's "game". Super Android 13, Full Power Bojack, and Lord Slug confront Xeno Goten and Super 17 in West City.[8] In the anime, they are empowered by Demigra and confront Xeno Trunks and the Future Warrior in Black in West City.[9]

Demon Invader Saga[]

In one particular Space-Time, Android 13 is absorbed by Majin Ozotto.[10]

Film appearances[]

Super Android 13![]


Android 13

Android 13 is completed by Dr. Gero's self-aware supercomputer after Android 14 and Android 15, who by this time are already taking up arms against Goku and Future Trunks. Upon his arrival on the Glacier, 13 confronts Goku, leaving Future Trunks and Vegeta to fight against 14 and 15 respectively. During his fight with Goku, he has the utmost confidence he will surely win the battle and seems to have a slight edge over him. Goku then transforms into a Super Saiyan in hopes to turn the tables, but 13 is still able to fight on par with him if not still having the edge. Shortly after which Piccolo intervenes to assist Goku. Ultimately, 14 and 15 are defeated, following Future Trunks and Vegeta's transformations into Super Saiyans; their deaths are fail-safe, however, as 13 absorbs components from both, resulting in his transformation into Super Android 13.


Super Android 13 easily withstands Piccolo's assault

Vegeta is the first to attack the newly transformed 13, only to quickly be brought to his knees by his amazing new strength. Goku, Future Trunks, and Piccolo's attempts are also foiled with little effort on 13's part. Becoming desperate to kill 13, Goku is forced to prepare his ultimate weapon, the Spirit Bomb, while Krillin, Vegeta, Gohan and Future Trunks distract 13. Super Android 13 easily dispatches them (in the Funimation dub, he informs Goku that he knows about his Spirit Bomb technique). He begins charging up his S.S. Deadly Bomber when Piccolo charges at 13 and puts him in a Full Nelson. Super Android 13 quickly counters it and begins crushing Piccolo's head, but he stops short when he notices Goku's Spirit Bomb charging.

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Super Android 13 is killed

When Goku transforms into his Super Saiyan form, his body absorbs the Spirit Bomb's immense energy and erases the surrounding ice until the land 13 is standing on is nothing more than a singular pillar. When 13 tries to attack Goku, his arms end up incinerated by the raw energy emitted from Goku and the Spirit Bomb. Afterward, one punch from Goku disintegrates 13, with help from the ki Goku emits (in the edited dub, Goku merely kicks Super Android 13 away before the latter is destroyed, due to the punch impaling the android's stomach being cut out). 13 dies while yelling Goku's name (in FUNimation's dub, he curses that Goku must die). Consequentially at the same moment, Gero's supercomputer shuts down.



In his standard form, Android 13 is able to keep up with Goku even as a Super Saiyan. While in this base form, he does not seem to be as strong as Android 17 and Android 18, who are able to keep up with and even surpass a Super Saiyan's power. In the Japanese version, Android 13 states that his strongest attack in base form - the S.S. Deadly Bomber - has enough power to blow up half of planet Earth.

After absorbing the components of Android 14 and Android 15, Android 13 is given an enormous power boost. Coupled with his new appearance, 13's power skyrockets ferociously. Despite being attacked by Piccolo (who has fused with Kami at this point), Goku, Vegeta and Future Trunks (the latter three in their Super Saiyan transformations) Super Android 13 is absolutely unfazed. Thanks to being made out of adamantine, his body also becomes so tough that Future Trunks' Sword shatters upon striking his arm. It is only when Goku forms a Spirit Bomb and absorbs it as a Super Saiyan that any damage is done to Super Android 13 at all; and he is defeated in a single punch (in the edited dub, however, Goku merely kicks him away with the titanic android reeling back due to the punch being cut out).[1]

Statements by authors and guidebooks

It was stated by Takao Koyama, that when making Dragon Ball movies was that the next movie villain that Goku fought would always have to be at least stronger than the previous villain Goku fought. Thus, Android 13 was stronger than Meta-Cooler but weaker than Broly.

Video Games

According to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Future Gohan states that he is stronger than Future Androids 17 & 18.[11]

During the Tournament of Time, Androids 13, 14 and 15 are upgraded by Dr. Gero's Supercomputer in Age 780 and become much more powerful. After becoming Super Android 13 he is able to initially overpower Cabba, Caulifla, Teen Gohan and Shallot in their Super Saiyan 2 forms, beating Cabba and Caulifla in one hit each. Even after using dark ki, however, he is defeated when Shallot turns Super Saiyan 3 and Bardock joins the other Saiyans in fighting him.


  • Flight – The ability to fly without the use of ki.
  • Energy Attack – The most basic form of energy wave used by androids.
    • Handy Canon – Android 13 fires a one-handed barrage of red energy blasts.
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Android 13 using Data Input in Xenoverse 2

  • 3D Scan Mode – A mode that allows for advanced scanning of enemies. Like 14 and 15, Android 13's 3D Scan Mode is also apparently capable of communicating with Dr. Gero's Supercomputer which supplies them with information relating to Goku and his allies.
    • Data Input - A supportive technique that allows Android 13 to unload an opponent's data into his databanks allowing him to dodge their melee attacks in a manner similar to the automatic dodging of Autonomous Ultra Instinct. One of Android 13's Super Skills in Xenoverse 2.
      • In the FUNimation dub, Android 13 also implies that he knows enough about the Spirit Bomb technique (presumably due to Dr. Gero's data on the technique) to be able to counter it. However, though he may have been prepared to counter a normal Spirit Bomb he was unable to counter a Spirit Bomb-enhanced Super Saiyan Goku (presumably because Dr. Gero's computer had no data on it as it was the first time Goku utilized the technique).
  • Android Barrier – A basic energy shield used by most Androids.
  • Handy Blaster – The first technique Android 13 performed in the movie. He fired it at Goku.
  • Full Power Energy Wave – Used against Gohan after Gohan attacked him with a Masenko. It is one of Android 13 Blast 2 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series and one of his Ultimate Skills in Xenoverse 2.
  • S.S. Deadly Bomber – Android 13's signature technique, where he generates a red ball of spiraling energy that homes in on its target, the attack is powerful enough to destroy half of Earth. This attack was named in the Japanese dub of the film Super Android 13! and is also named in Budokai Tenkaichi 2. In his Super form, he is capable of unleashing a more ultimately powerful version of this attack entitled Full Power S.S. Deadly Bomber.
  • S.S. Deadly Hammer – A rush attack used against Goku and Vegeta. Android 13 grabs and pummels the opponent with punches and kicks, and finishes the opponent off with a large, red energy sphere. In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Super Android 13 uses Abyss Impact at the end of the rush.
  • Headbutt - An aggressive and forceful thrust with the top of the user's head into the face or body of another person.
  • Deadly Assault – A rush attack used against Goku in his base form. Android 13 attacks with several punches and finishes with a red energy sphere.
  • Silent Assassin 13 – A rush attack Android 13 used against Goku in his base form.
  • Abyss Impact – A counterattack used against Super Saiyan Vegeta. Super 13 grabs his opponent and slams them to the ground and shortly afterward blasts them with a red energy sphere. It is a counterattack used in Raging Blast 2.
  • Grappling Ki Blast – Android 13 grabs his opponent, punches them, and then fires a red energy blast, blasting the opponent away. Used against Future Trunks when the latter buys time for Goku to create a Spirit Bomb. Android 13's signature attack in Raging Blast 2.
  • Super Explosive Wave – A much larger and more powerful version of the Android Barrier. Super Android 13 charges red energy around his body and releases it in a spherical explosion. This is one of his Blast 2 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series, and it may have been inspired by his red aura during his transformation.
  • Hi-Tension – One of his Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Wild Sense – One of his Blast 1 in the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Pump Up – He uses this power-up move in his Super form the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
  • Mind Break – A Card Action Ability utilizable by any of the Kings of Destruction. The user fires a beam at their target that puts them under Babidi's Mind Control.
  • Meteor Crash - Used in Xenoverse 2.
  • Full Power Charge - Used by Android 13 as a Super Skill in Xenoverse 2.
  • Instant Rise - Android 13's Evasive Skill in Xenoverse 2.
  • Bloody Sauce - Used by Villainous Mode Android 13 in Xenoverse 2.
  • Rage Saucer - Used by Villainous Mode Android 13 in Xenoverse 2.
  • Marbling Drop - Used by Villainous Mode Android 13 in Xenoverse 2.

Super Android 13

Android 13, during the transformation to his Super form

Android 13 has the ability to transform into Super Android 13 (合体13号 Gattai Jū San-Gō, lit. "Union No. 13") upon absorbing Android 14 and Android 15's battle data, computer chips, and energy reactors,[1] which go into the sides of his forehead and inside his chest respectively. This state is far more powerful than that of Android 13's base form, and in this state, Android 13 possesses a body made out of the adamantine metal.[1][12] Super Android 13 is alternatively known as Merged 13[1] or Fusion Android 13. In Raging Blast 2, Cell refers to it as Android 13's Perfect Form which he compares to his own as both are achieved by an Android absorbing other androids (or their components in 13's case) to grow stronger and transform. In Xenoverse 2, Cell (1st Form) will wonder if Android 13 was one of his prototypes based upon 13's ability to absorb the components of Android 14 and Android 15. In Dragon Ball Legends, he is named Fusion Android #13.

Super Android 13 empowered by Demigra

Transcended Super Android 13

Android 13 gains the Transcended form after gaining power from Dark King Demigra. He uses it on top of his Super form.

King of Destruction

King of Destruction Super Android 13

King of Destruction Super Android 13 (破壊王合体13号 Hakaiō Gattai Jū San-Gō, lit. "Destruction King Union No. 13") is a playable character in Dragon Ball Heroes, making his debut in Jaaku Mission 5. His irises become pure white while in this form, and he gains the Majin Mark on his forehead.

In the trailer for Jaaku Mission 5, King of Destruction Super Android 13 is shown retaining his yellow irises.

In Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, Nico has a deck that includes King of Destruction Android 13.

Villainous Mode
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Villainous Mode Android 13 in Xenoverse 2

By shaving of life to achieve greater power, Android 13 can that on this powered up state which causes his eyes to glow pink, emit a dark black & white aura, and access several new skills.

Dark Ki
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DRK Fusion Android #13 (Dark Ki 2nd Stage) in Dragon Ball Legends

In Dragon Ball Legends, Android 13 is granted the power of Dark Ki by the Mastermind allowing him to utilize Dark Ki 2nd Stage. After becoming Fusion Android #13, he is further empowered by the Dark Ki, to the point Super Saiyan 2 Gohan (Youth) notes that he is too strong even for Super Saiyan 3 Shallot to take on by himself when he orders Gohan to flee with the injured Future Trunks (Youth). However, Bardock arrives and reminds Shallot and Gohan of what he said regarding teamwork during the Super Cell Games and together the three are able to defeat DRK Fusion Android #13 with a combined attack, which inadvertently frees Fusion Android #13 of the Dark Ki.

Video Game Appearances[]

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Android 13 concept art from Raging Blast 2

In Dragon Ball Fusions, though he does not appear he is referenced in the Dragon Ball History entry for the Super Android 13! film and his S.S. Deadly Bomber technique appears as a Special Move that can be learned by Android 33, Android 44, Android 55, and Peppa.

In Xenoverse 2, Android 13's Hat appears as an accessory that can be obtained by the Future Warrior. His hat comes complete with a wig based on 13's hair (it is classified as a wig as it does not change color when a Super Saiyan transformation is used). Android 13's original hairstyle also appears as Male Hair Option Type 18. As part of the Super Pack 2 DLC, Android 13's Clothes and Super Android 13's Clothes appear as unlockable clothing options for the Future Warrior. As part of the Extra Pack 1 DLC, Android 13 appears as a DLC character. As part of the Extra Pack 2 DLC, Android 13 appears in the Infinite History Saga where he is brought from his era to an altered version of Age 767 shortly before the Cell Games where he teams up with Future Android 17 & Future Android 18 (all of whom have been empowered with Villainous Mode) to take down Cell and Super Saiyan Full Power Goku.

Voice Actors[]


  • Android 13 vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan), Gohan, and Piccolo
  • Android 13 (Super Android 13) vs. Vegeta (Super Saiyan) and Future Trunks
  • Android 13 (Super Android 13) vs. Piccolo
  • Android 13 (Super Android 13) vs. Goku (Super Saiyan/Base)
  • Android 13 (Super Android 13) vs. Gohan and Krillin
  • Android 13 (Super Android 13) vs. Vegeta, Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan), and Piccolo
  • Android 13 (Super Android 13) vs. Goku (Base/Super Saiyan/Spirit Bomb Super Saiyan)
Super Dragon Ball Heroes
  • Android 13 (Super Android 13/Transcended), Lord Slug (Transcended), and Bojack (Full Power/Transcended) vs. Xeno Goten (Base/Super Saiyan) and Super 17
  • Android 13 (Super Android 13/Transcended), Cell (Super Perform Form/Transcended), Bojack (Full Power/Transcended), and Lord Slug (Transcended) vs. Xeno Trunks (Base/Super Saiyan God) and Future Warrior in Black (Base/Super Saiyan)
  • Android 13 (Transcended), Bojack (Transcended), Lord Slug (Transcended), and Cell (Transcended) vs. Xeno Trunks (Super Saiyan God), Xeno Goten, Xeno Pan, and Uub (Majuub)


  • The number 13 is considered unlucky in many traditions, something Android 13 references in the Funimation dub.
  • Android 13's way of dressing resembles that of an American truck driver.
  • Android 13 is the only character to harbor two Red Ribbon insignias (one on his cap and another on his vest), as all other androids have only one.
  • Physically, Android 13 bears some resemblance to Dr. Gero, having the same skin tone, eye and hair color, as well as a similar head shape and a hairstyle, albeit 13 has a much more youthful appearance than Gero.
  • During his fight with Goku, there is a moment where Super Android 13 punches him in the crotch; this was edited out with a flash of light in televised English dubs.
  • In the Polish version dubs, Goku says that Super Android 13 has a hairstyle similar to that of Super Saiyans.
  • Android 13, alongside Androids 14, 15, and 19 are among the few Androids completely dedicated to Dr. Gero's vendetta.
  • In the remastered version of the film, the voice of his Super form sounds the same as his first form (albeit gruffer in tone).
  • Android 13's frequent reference to Goku as "City Boy" in the dub is ironic, as Goku largely grew up in the wilderness and even during adulthood tended to live off the land.
  • He is the first Red Ribbon Android model with the ability to absorb other Androids to achieve a more powerful form, as he predates Cell, Android 21, and Super 17.
  • Even though Android 13 is a purely synthetic android, he is depicted as fighting Goku underwater with little to no hindrance, even deliberately dragging Goku underwater beforehand, implying that his circuits were waterproof.
  • In the Funimation dub, Android 13 refers to himself as a cyborg; presumably a mistake made by the localization team who may have assumed he was the same type of "Android" as Android 17 and Android 18.
  • Android 13 in the English version of various video games has a slightly higher pitch in his voice than in the film.
  • His manner of death in Dragon Ball Legends is actually an example of the "Died Standing Up" trope where a character literally dies while standing.



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