Best South Park Characters

South Park, where it snows every day. But who's the best character?

The Top Ten

1 Eric Cartman Eric Cartman Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

The classiest character, funniest kid, not for random and stupid remarks but for his style and intellect. He will get what he wants and he doesn't care what he has to do, to get what he wants - roblist

Cartman is one of the worst human beings in the history of fiction. He's a narcissist and a sociopath, for starters. He'll screw over his friends, his family, and anyone else that gets in the way of whatever petty and insignificant goal has grabbed hold of his attention at any given moment.

And yet, against all odds, he's the most loathsome character we've ever loved. Whether it's his horrible voice, his petulant whining, or his brilliant business ideas -- "Oh Randy, you're breaking my balls here... You're breaking my balls, Randy. " -- there's stuff that ONLY Cartman can do. Only Cartman could feed Scott Tenorman his parents. Or get his mother arrested, or change the future of civilization so he can play the Nintendo Wii.

Cartman is that kid you hung out with - even though you hated him. Or he's that kid that you realize you hate when you're an adult and he's just a kid and man, you should cut him some slack. But some kids are already huge a-holes. At the same time, ...more

an Anti-Semitist, Racist, Angry, Bastard (Literally) of a boy, he is a problem child for sure, he is definitely the best character - robertoantonioortuso

he's coo

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2 Randy Marsh Randy Marsh

He's the best, around! No-one's ever gonna keep him down! He really is the best character, often used as the key character to highlight the satirical point of the episode, to brilliant effect. South Park simply couldn't work without him or cartman, but I think Randy has both the funniest and cleverist moments. Cartman appeals to the lower common denominator, but Randy is where it's at!

The "Randy" episodes are my favorite. Even when he isn't the main character his ignorant or apathetic comments make me laugh. South Park changed for the better around the 4th or 5th seasons and one of the biggest improvements was more Randy.

As a worshipper of randy, at the church of randy marsh, I can without a doubt say that Randy is the best and funniest South Park character ever. Every episode randy stars in and every episode me makes a cameo in is the greatest. Randy is a classic, he's so childish yet thinks he's so great and he's the only scientist in town and he's just the best. I can't even explain it. His run when he's dressed as Spider-Man says it all.

Oh yeah - JazzyJulie

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3 Leopold Butters Stotch Leopold Butters Stotch

In the "Faith 1" episode, after Token has kicked Cartman's ass, it seemed as if way-too-kind Butters was going to help him up. Then he farts in Cartman's face saying, "F#&* you, Eric. " That was IT! Butters, You the man! - IgnoreThis

Butters is the the man, so lovably naive, you'd have to be evil not to love him.

I love when Butters trys to sing. So funny and ignorant. He can't be any funnier. Love his catch phrases. "Oh Hamburgers" HAHA. - Clamey

I love Butters so much! Specially when he sings that song "If you leave me now, you take the biggest part of me woo no baby please don't go wo" He's the most adorable little innocent baby! I love him so much!

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4 Kenny McCormick Kenny McCormick Kenneth "Kenny" McCormick is a main character in the animated adult television series South Park, along with his friends Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Eric Cartman.

Kenny is simply adorable! One of the best characters on the show! I loved when in the movie he takes off his hoodie. It's great to finally see his face

Kenny is a really underrated character. He's an amazing big brother to his sister Karen. He's very boyish and cheerful. Hell, despite having practically inaudible dialogue, he's made me laugh more than any of the other characters.

Also, he's the only child character to have a super power, the inability to actually stay dead. I love that Kenny is aware of his power and takes it quite seriously, as he should. Everything about Kenny makes me very happy. Even his silly perverted mind.

Although he dies very often, and isn't exactly given as much attention as the other three main characters, I feel Kenny has a lot deeper character than meets the eye. On the outside, yes he's adorable and continues to make us laugh at his constant perverseness.

Yet, if we look closer we can see he's shown to really show compassion for his friends, he does well as a protective older brother, and we can see how much he hates and feels about his curse. I especially love the more recent episodes where Kenny is no longer so much as a "prop" and more like an actual character. It really shows that Kenny has feelings and it really makes you rethink all the times he's died and how he's had to relive over and over.

Really Kenny is a very interesting character, and a very cute one at that. ^ ^

He dies in almost every single episode in Seasons 1-5 compared to Season 7-present where he rarely dies. - Kid_ethinederland


only ken could go to hell and help satan, the damn devil of all people, out of a toxic relationship.

better yet, he’s a japanese princess cthulhu spawn who can never die and has saved the world at least 3 times.

and don’t get me started on his sacrifices. he’s given his life for the greater good countless times. He might be immortal, but he admits dying still hurts, and he even tried to take his own life FOREVER to get his friends out of another dimension.

What a good, precious child.

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5 Kyle Broflovski Kyle Broflovski


Kyle really had great growth.. When the show first began, Kyle actually was kinda boring, and was a less funny version of stan. But ever since season 5, he really changed as being more determined, standing up to Cartman because it's the morally correct thing to do, and just interesting and funny overall. Kyle is know a bright, able, courageous, and persistent kid who is hilarious when it comes to dry humor and sarcasm. He has great one liners, and is a funny character. I also love Kyle because I can relate to him well, with him always trying to do the right thing. I respect him so much when he gets humiliated by Cartman (who is hilarious, by the way) and is still able to do what's right. He is a phenomenal character and should be higher up on this list.

Kyle is basically the ONLY reason I watch South Park. Honestly, it gets on my nerves that most of the fandom prefers the show's humor more than its moral nature. We need morals, and with that being said, Kyle would be a perfect leader! Also, I'm surprised people call him a hypocrite compared to Cartman. And when he saves Cartman from something, he has proper reasons. Cartman has only saved Kyle for his own SELFISH motives. And even though Kyle's often thought of as the least popular of the four boys (which is a shame), people still call him OVERRATED. Like WHAT THE HELL?! With that fact, he's clearly UNDERRATED! People really need to check their facts and realize that we all need a Kyle Broflovski in our lives!

Kyle is
best b0i

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6 Stan Marsh Stan Marsh

Stan plays the role of the most reasonable and level-headed character from the series. He may not be as outstanding as Cartman or his father Randy, but you've got to admit that his personality is really loveable. He's often described as the most sensitive out of the main four boys and the one with the most moral values.
It's always interesting to see how a normal person would react in ridiculous situations that occur throughout the show all the time. And that's when Stan has to face the stupidity and craziness. You can't not love Stan Marsh.

Stan is reasonable, caring, and adorable. In more detail though, I like Stan the best because he actually cares about all of his friends, though it's not always shown and he does sometimes mark Cartman off as evil (but who really doesn't? Anyone who doesn't recognize Cartman as the (loveable) jerk is blind). I especially find his sensitivity about animal issues cute and nice -- and Stan makes so many good points about humanity and society in general. Stan also has great interaction with characters that don't get much love in both the series and in reality. I really like him, and agree with how Cartman made him the hero in his bloody Christmas story. Stan really is the hero of the show.

The reason why Stan is my favorite is because he's the most relatable character on the show. Most of the decisions he makes are things that most people would do. He's also much smarter and more mature than Kyle, Kenny and Cartman. Having him be the voice of reason is what makes his character the strongest in my opinion. With all this madness going on there has to be somebody normal there too. His reactions to all the crazy things going on is hilarious and relatable. Cartman may be the face of the series, but Stan is the heart and soul of the series. It just wouldn't be South Park without him.

Stan’s the best character in the show forreal

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7 Chef Chef Jerome "Chef" McElroy was a cartoon character on the Comedy Central series South Park who was voiced by soul singer Isaac Hayes.

I loved chef I wish he was still on south park. Chocolate salty balls is the best south park song of all time. Its a shame the guy that voiced him died.

Chef is like real cool! Like esp when he says overly libido sorta stuff all the time, never anything else! So funny! Hey and also like when he says "hey kids how you doing'? " and they say "bad" all the time!.. That's seriously hilarious!

, he's awesome! Unless he's with women, he'll help out the main characters. I also liked his songs.

He didn't deserve to die. - SanicWantsHisSandwich

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8 Mr Garrison Mr Garrison

He's Hilarious. First season hankey the Christmas poo, at the town meeting I laughed my ass off when he stood up at end of meeting said, "Can we also get rid of all the Mexicans" Mayor, "No garrison we can't get rid of the Mexicans.." That just cracked me up but there's so many more underrated great lines of his.

Very funny comments every so often. - ozzydog12

HE was the best character in seasons 1 through 3 but they ruined him in season 20

Yeah I'd say Garrison/Pres. Garrison deserves top 10 they have changed his persona a lot over various season whether there good or not is your preference. For the most Garrison having the equivalent personality of Sir Donald Trump is gold to me. - htoutlaws2012

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9 Timmy

Timmy! thats about all I can say. - ozzydog12

I love TIMMY I run around yelling TIMMY! But I really only like him because he yells his name everywhere and his mental handicapped Turkey GOBBLES!

Timmy is a rlly underrated character. People think it is boring that he can only say TIMMY! or LIVIN A LIE! And some other phrases but I always get excited when he is in an episode. He should appear more. I also love the Timmy-Jimmy relationship - kennymccormick2169

''TIMMEH! '' TIMMEH at 8 seems a bit high for me. - htoutlaws2012

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10 Mr. Mackey Mr. Mackey

Best South Park character ever mkay, and don't know why he is so low on this list mkay.

I love him so much

I love Mr. mackey

''Drugs are bad M'kay.'' Mr. Mackey is my favorite adult character in terms of a school setting I always fought he was great whatever you could do with him. - htoutlaws2012

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The Contenders

11 Jimmy Valmer

Funny stand up comedian, makes you laugh when he tries to tell jokes. - ozzydog12

Its so cute when he calls Timmy Tim-Tim

Super under-rated character. Although disabled, he's hilarious and sometimes badass! Jimmy always has something that makes me laugh or puts a giant smile on my face

There once was a maiden

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12 Craig Tucker Craig Tucker

If I could vote for Craig twice, I'd be so happy

Craig is definitely the best character, he flips off people and he's badass, plus he's actually a fan favourite with Kenny and he deserves the most love, I really love him a lot, he's my third favourite after Butters and Kenny, followed by Pip as fourth, but seriously, how could you not love him? Plus he's gay. If Craig would be number one in this list I'd be so happy

Craig is the most mature out of the boys and really cool and confident, not letting cartman or anybody else crap on him. He has funny moments as well and overall he is the most "normal" character

Craig is just awesome

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13 Tweek Tweek



I'm obsessed with him! He's adorable! No, adorable is an understatement. There is no word to describe how cute he is! I think I love him so much because he's so relatable, at least to me. I also love coffee, twitch, and I'm gay. There is reason why he was the one to replace Kenny. Because he had great character and his development was able to happen in a few episodes. His personality is a great match for the boys. He fits in everywhere. Even though he's a spaz he's just such a great friend.

I loved Tweek since the first episode he was introduced in, yes he's jittery and can't sit still but he's funny and cares for his friends greatly it was great when he was Kenny's replacement for a while until he came back It showed the audience that Tweek isn't a one time character don't get me wrong I love Kenny too and it sucked when he was gone but my top three favorite characters are:
1. Kyle
2. Tweek
3. Butters

Pretty much the perfect character the symbolizes many things we overreact to in today's society insert Tweek its very relatable. - htoutlaws2012

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14 Wendy Testaburger Wendy Testaburger

An EXTREMELY underrated character. All of the characters in south park have shown growths in their personalities but I think Wendy has shown one of the most substantial. In the earlier episodes she was an obsessed at time mentally unstable clinger to Stan and the episode "Toms Rhinoplasty" Is like the Scott Tenorman must die before that episode was even made. It seems after mary kay bergman died and a more mature voice was given to her that her character really began to, mature. The episodes were she takes the main role usually involve her fighting a cause (usually for the greater good) and fighting a bunch of idiots really. Not to mention shes one of the only characters to ever get back at cartman successfully. When shes the main character shes just kind of the underdog you always root for.

I really don't get it why so much hate for her. If it's because she broke up with Stan, well it's true she break up with Stan but although she said he and Stan can still be friends, I hate how stan acted like a jerk (it's obvious that Wendy's answers are mean), also, they're back together since the List when she realized that he has in a really awesome way. If it's because if because she has beat up Cartman, well you must HATE TOKEN TOO, because Token has also beaten up Cartman too. In both case, Cartman really deserve what he get. Overall, Wendy is highly underrated, she's my favorite character anyway.

She'd make a much better central protagonist along with the boys than Butters. She was a major character before he was. And we should be glad we have characters like her and Kyle. Because South Park can't be ALL humor and stupidity! There needs to be SOME common sense in the town, as well!

She isn't in South Park enough. - SanicWantsHisSandwich

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15 Ike Broflovski Ike Broflovski

Whenever I see Ike and the way he reacts to things I laugh out loud every time. And he's super cute too

Funniest simple character! Love how he's the only Canadian main character

Ike is a straight up boss. He has sex with his hot teacher and is smarter than most people in the town.

''Alexa Simon says, I gotta take a stinky poop.'' (repeats back to them) - htoutlaws2012

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16 Towelie Towelie

Don't forget to bring a towel!

A towel that gets high! how random! but OMG he kills my life, he is so god damn funny, it is not funny! lol

how hot would you like yor cheng sauce? - TopTen10

You wanna get high?

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17 Pip

Oh what jolly good fun. Why did they kill off pip. They should bring him back. Him and butters would make a good team

Pip is my favourite south park character, he is really nice, I hope trey parker and matt stone do the right thing and bring pip back to south park.

Pip is my favourite south park character, he is really nice and I hope trey and matt will do the right thing and bring pip back to south park.

Right? pip ruled butters is still my favorite but someone tell the great matt and trey to resurrect pip

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18 Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse

It was so funny when Mickey beat the holy crap out of nick Jonas on the episode "The Ring in season 13 episode 1

A pissed off Disney owner who literally beats the crap out of anybody who doesn't agree with him! Plus, his little "ha ha" between every sentence is perfect!

I like Mickey in general. Haha. But in South Park, he's so crazy and downright greedy that it makes him more likeable. Haha.

Oh what did it for me was when he unloads on the Jonas Brothers that was great, and hysterical. - htoutlaws2012

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19 Tuong Lu Kim, a.k.a. City Wok Guy

Herro welcome to city wok may I prease take your order? - eatmaxeat

AA Fackayou mongorians! I literally ran out of breath from laughing too hard! This guy is like every asian stereotype I've ever encountered in real life.

He's an ill-tempered, hilarious racist that really has an issue with "Japanese Dogs."

''Let's go child labor! '' May I prease take your order, I need mor seasons to be apart of the Town of South Park. What do you say Dennis? - htoutlaws2012

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20 Mysterion Mysterion

Mysterion is so cute when he is saving Karen! He is one of the most mature characters and it always makes me sad how he hates his cure and how everyone else can't understand him. Definitely best character!

I was having a little trouble picking and so I just picked Mysterion because I love Mysterion. So, anyway, yeah Mysterion is pretty awesome. Plus, he's adorable

I can't enough of this little kid knowing its kenny so friken cute

He's badass.

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21 Jesus Christ

Jesus get my vote. He literally dies for saving someone. And when he resurrect, he's the guy you want on your side.

I mean..come on guys, its Jesus.

Should be number one with Eric number two!

Jesus is good I don't know

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22 Herbert Garrison

How this character is not higher on the list dumbfounds me, he should easily be in the top ten. All the episodes where he is the focal point are top drawer.

He is so funny especially the retarded offspring monkey - Ihateschool

He should be WAY further than this.

23 Officer Barbrady Officer Barbrady

Chickenlover is the best episode. - thomwim

He's stupid

T is for turtle
I need to go poopie

''Come with me if you want to leave.'' The dumb cop personality there's only one other show to pull it off, and of course Chief Wiggum from the Simpsons, but Barbrady is probably slightly more idiotic based on the episodes his given match. - htoutlaws2012

24 Jimbo Kern

''That there is a Rocky Mountain Black Bear, one of the last of it's kind...MY GOD IT'S COMING RIGHT TOWARDS US! '' (shoots bear)

''STOP THAT'S DANGEROUS, you're about to spill your beer.''

''Godammit, Ned, this ain't a whore house, it's a horror house.''

Personally I think Jimbo has the greatest one liners in all of south park.

25 PC Principal PC Principal

Annoying (bust designed that way)... Proves a nice satirical point about PC culture, but I'm ready to see him taken out of the show int he most 'South Park' way possible

He's one of the funniest characters - venomouskillingmachine

''PC BRO! '' PC Principal is one of my favorite characters ever, the way his introduced, and than takes no crap from anybody a very intimidating, and fearless character in the series. - htoutlaws2012

26 Mr. Hat

Mr. Hat that wasn't very nice of you

Your drunk Mr hat - Ihateschool

What IS MR. HAT DOING DOWN IN 44? Mr. Hat is SO AWESOME! - invinciblemario99

27 Mr. Hankey

A talking christmas poo, who first appeared in mr hankey the christmas poo, first season. Oh mr. Hankey the christmas poo, he loves me and I love you!

What would south park be without a little toilet humor. They have the the sex, the drugs, the rock and roll, so why not?

28 Scuzzlebutt

You're right, I want him to be my pet. - Yona_db

Scuzzlebutt has a sweet character. (would be great if he or Damien, make another debut back in season 17)

I agree, it's better than damien or scuzzlebutt return in season 17.

Scuzzlebutt is Sweet, Chubby and Tender

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29 Clyde Donovan

"The blood is not on my wiener its on Clyde's! "
-Eric Cartman Season 16
Bebe to Kyle "It was fun while it lasted but we have to break up
Kyle says "Ok... "
Bebe goes to Clyde and Clyde says "Yeah Bitch it"

Clyde is the best SP character!

Minty in three you're kidding right he's awesome

I laugh so hard whenever he cries

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30 Saddam Hussein

You have to laugh at his smile laugh out loud

I can change is so funny - Ihateschool

31 Satan

Despite being the ruler of hell, he's an all-round nice guy with some relationship issues. I was rooting for him in 'do the handicapped go to hell? '

You can't not love the ruler of all things evil actually being a sweet, sensitive guy. I can't understand how he manages to tolerate Saddam. Great singing voice too.

Nobody likes him period

Unlike how Satan is portrayed as the evil, intimidating dark lord, South Park’s Satan is basically a gentle giant.

32 Al Gore

Lets all make him happy and believe in man bear pig. He just needs a friend.

Every time he's on, it's hilarious. I'm super cereal

I'm super cereal guys, come on, man bear pig is real. Why won't anyone believe me?

He diserves more votes, I'm cereal!

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33 Token

How appropriate to call the only black school kid tolkien.

Come on more people should vote token...TOKEN'S LIFE MATTERS

Definitely the smartest kid, besides Wendy

How's he lower than memes and towelie

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34 Princess Kenny

How can you not love princess Kenny. I mean a cross dressing hooded Japanese princess... It's perfect

Princess Kenny should count as Kenny

Kenny is on this list 3 times?

Princess Kenny > Mysterion - venomouskillingmachine

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35 Dr. Alphonse Mephesto

And his buddy kevin...


36 Phillip

I love his cute accent and funny toilet humor - Ihateschool

37 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

HANDS DOWN. Best South Park celebrity impression so far.

My Beyoncé,is not,a hobbit! lol - Nateawesomeness

He like fishdicks. He's a gay fish

38 Rob Reiner Rob Reiner Robert Reiner is an American actor, director, producer, and writer. As an actor, Reiner first came to national prominence with the role of Michael Stivic on All in the Family, a role that earned him two Emmy Awards during the 1970s.

my goo! - jackwoodrick

39 Gary Harrison
40 Ned Gerblansky

Smells like dead fish here... oh man, that is nastyy

41 Heidi Turner Heidi Turner

She's okay I guess I mean there starting to give her more character development now but in a way where it put Cartman more over than anything. - htoutlaws2012

I like how she is now Cartman's girlfriends they are the cutest couple - Ihateschool


Before I talk about the third season of south park, I should quickly talk about why I like Heidi and why I think she's underrated.
While season 20 was disappointing, I didn't mind Heidi as a character and to see Cartman have a girlfriend was honestly sweet (even if it was bizarre at first).
By season 21, Cartman and Heidi's relationship became far more enjoyable and less obnoxious.
Probably the strongest reason why I like Heidi is that it adds depth to Cartman as a character, to see Heidi trying to keep their relationship going and Cartman just bringing it down was honestly quite sad yet it still got a chuckle out of me every once in a while.
Eric Cartman wasn't really in my top 5 until season 21 came around, he's the same evil psychopathic monster we've come to love in the first 19 seasons yet by giving him a girlfriend it added a different dimension to him that prevented his original personalities from getting stale.
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42 Hardly Boys

They give me raging clues

Funniest characters ever can't wait for there return giving me raging clues

They should have been called the hard on boys

I am getting a raging clue too

43 Anal Probe Alien

Who doesn't want an alien anal probing cartman

I lovr how the aliens appear in the background!

44 Pete
45 Terrance

A joint entry, these two fart there way in! They are on a show in a show by the way!

Terrance has a cute Canadian accent and funny toilet humor - Ihateschool

46 Bridon Gueermo
47 Bebe Stevens Bebe Stevens

Bebe is by far the best she stood up and has a great fashion sense

In my opinion she's the best character.

Such a funny chareter she was the first girl to stand up to cart man the funniest episode was when she got boobs I was laughing so hard when she made the boys freak out I love bebe

'' Bebe you have boobs... having boobs sucks.'' - DVD trailer of Season 5 - htoutlaws2012

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48 Stephen Abootman

We want more money internet money to be exact - Ihateschool

We. Want. More. Monei.

49 Member Berries

I member - venomouskillingmachine

''Member the fugitive, yeah I member.'' - htoutlaws2012

50 Michael
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