Most Overrated Video Game Characters

The Top Ten

1 Sans (Undertale) Sans (Undertale) Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult more.

I think personally he is underrated, He is really cool, and has one of the best personalities, in gaming, He should be, higher on the toughest boss list, and not on this one at all, then I ask the ever-important question:"why is UNDERTALE not a fad

I personally love Sans, but I have to admit he is pretty overrated. People focus so much on his character that it's like the others barely mean anything at all!

He's so overrated that it's hard for me to like him now. I don't hate sans, but in my opinion papyrus is better.

Oh yeah, there's fanart of him all over the internet and apparently some weirdos find him hot... - CharismaticKat

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2 Gordon Freeman (Half Life) Gordon Freeman (Half Life) Dr. Gordon Freeman is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Half-Life video game series, created by Gabe Newell and designed by Newell and Marc Laidlaw of Valve Corporation.

Gordon Freeman is just a bland character. It's not the fact that he's silent that bothers me, its that he lacks a personality. He has no character traits. He can be replaced with anyone and the game would mostly be the same. Valve said he's silent for immersion, but why give him an official appearance and backstory. Last time I checked, most people aren't physicists. How about making it like KOTOR or Fallout, where you can design your own appearance, and can choose what you want to say. That would be great. Or just give him a voice. And before you go 'Eugh, but when Samus got a voice she became terrible,' just remember, Jak was also a silent protagonist but when he got his voice, he became a much better character. Also, it is possible to have a personality and be silent. Look at Crash Bandicoot for example. We knew what kind of a character he was without him speaking a word, so there is no excuse for this bland, faceless character that can easily be replaced or improved.

Gordon Freeman was once voted #1 on the Top 50 best video game characters of all time. But why? He's just an empty shell of a character and things just happen around him.

I don't understand how people can call him the greatest video game character of all time even though HE HAS NO CHARACTER he's just silent sure Half Life 2 was a great game and the things you do in that game are cool but this guy in no way is the best video game character of all time. - christangrant

We can't see him, we can't hear him but, people very love him. WHY?

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3 Rosalina (Super Mario) Rosalina (Super Mario) Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She first appeared in the popular Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010 . Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games more.

I've had enough with this "Rosalina is overrated and Daisy is underrated" crap. She did not steal Daisy's spot in ANYTHING, she is not a Mary Sue or a hentai, and she is DEFINITELY NOT a Space Peach. She's overrated, but Yoshi and Luigi are even MORE overrated. - DCfnaf

I do not hate Rosalina at all. People just talk about her too much, and she's replacing Daisy's spot.

Daisy didn't have the spotlight BEFORE Rosalina. She has just as much spotlight now as she had BEFORE Rosalina. Stop saying Rosalina is replacing Daisy. - DCfnaf

How is SHE overrated? We hardly knew her as much as the other princesses, she deserves to be at the BOTTOM!

Rosalina is my 2 most favorite Mario character sorry daisy fans.

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4 Foxy (Five nights at Freddy's) Foxy (Five nights at Freddy's) Foxy is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.

This needs to be number 1 on this list because, he gets so much popularity than the other characters in the game. And by the way, why do so many people like this character.

The furry fandom loves this character

He's an ass in the game!

Not only do fnaf fans LOVE this guy but FURRIES also love this guy why? Because he's a fox that's whyūüėí

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5 Master Chief (Halo) Master Chief (Halo) MCPON John-117, or "Master Chief", is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Halo fictional universe created by Bungie.

What is so great about a silent, unemotional playbook soldier boy.

Whoever put the chief at the top is an idiot!

Samus did it first, enough said - xandermartin98

Master Chief is just a silent robot Xbox fans claim he is a deep character they are retards PS4 is better than Xbox One

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6 Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog) Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

Why is Shadow so special? He has no true powers and is rendered useless without a chaos emerald. Everybody loves him for what exactly? His personality?
Well I disagree with that because Shadow is one of the most one-dimensional characters in the entire franchise.

I think the reason why people love Shadow so much is mostly because of his appearance.

I think this should be lower on the list. I mean, he's my favorite character, far and away, but even I know he's a little overrated, just not to a sharp degree. - ThatOneRacer

Also’The Most Overrated Sonic Character Of All Time(Even More Than Sonic Himself)

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7 Herobrine (Minecraft)

He's not even real. He's just an overrated myth.

He not even real

He not real.

8 Charizard (Pokemon) Charizard (Pokemon) Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated more.

I love how when people call out dumb modern pokemon designs, everyone points out some of the, admittedly, lame designs from the first generation like seel. But none of them will dare mention the straight up DRAGON!

If everyone thinks you're overrated, you're not overrated anymore.

Charizard USED TO BE OVERRATED! in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Uhh...charzard deserves to be number #1 on this list. People have the nerve to call out pokemon like klinklang and probopass while no-one will mention the orange lizard..

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9 Yoshi (Mario)

Similar to Sonic and Rosalina, I do NOT hate Yoshi at all. Yoshi is one of my favorite characters. Its just that people talk about him way too much.

Should be higher than Rosalina. He gets too much love.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is NOT the best platformer, just because it has Yoshi in it.

Overrates for being liked only for his apperance. - DaisyandRosalina

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10 Kratos (God of War)

All the character that Kratos has is 'I'm angry. I'm gonna kill everyone'. He was alright in the first game, but lost all personality by the third.

Yes, Kratos is very powerful, but his one character trait is that he's angry, with most characters in the game.

If you take away the fact that he's killed all the gods, he's just an angry ass. - RizaLovato

After the release of the rebooted God Of War (2018) game he really has character trait now.
I think he is not overrated anymore. - Johnalove

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The Contenders

11 Daisy (Mario) Daisy (Mario) Princess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland.

Annoying fanbrats that constantly whine and moan because of Rosalina. - DCfnaf

They cling to her tomboy personality and bash any female character because they're not tomboys

Yes Daisy is overrated thank you everyone for agreeing with me

I’m getting kinda sick of getting screamed at by Daisy fans. I like Daisy, but I also like Rosalina. It seems like you can only like one or the other on this site.

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12 Bendy (Bendy and The Ink Machine)

I really hate the Bendy franchise and fandom.

Another Indie game suck!

This characters suck!

This Game is Terrible

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13 Luigi (Mario franchise)

How is he this low? He should be above Rosalina and Mario! - DCfnaf

Why is Luigi under Mario and Daisy?! - DaisyandRosalina

Everyone pretty much loves Luigi and hates Mario

It should be on the top tens - FrancescoBertini

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14 Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat) Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat) Sub-Zero is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series and one of the original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992. A mainstay of the series, Sub-Zero is the only character who has appeared in every main Mortal Kombat fighting game.

I'm a huge MK fan and I like Sub-Zero but hate when his fans diss other mk fighters in order to make him look good. Let's face it - Sub-Zero is weak without ice freezing. He isn't cool without his power. Sorry, but many mk fighters can do without any power - Magnolia

Sub-zero was the character who started the whole color coded ninja craze. While visually distinctive, it's still just palette swaps until about the 4th or fifth game. Don't really see how ninja= best character in franchise.

The rivalry and revenge between Scorpion and Sub-zero is alright, but since practically every character had some kind of revenge/rivalry (Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung, Sonya vs Kano, Kitana vs Mileena, etc. ), it's just overused so I don't see how the ninja rivalry is much different.

Subs zeros higher than scorpion?

People like him only because he is the mascot, same as Scropion - nintenfan

15 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy) Sephiroth (Final Fantasy)

SEPHIROTH! Ba dum dum dum dum dum dum dum, dum dum dum!

People only likevhim cause he's "hot" but really he looks like a girl

He's hot - ParkerFang

16 Mario (Super Mario Bros) Mario (Super Mario Bros) Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.

How exactly is Mario overrated? He's more like overhated! Every since those stupid theories why Mario is not a hero, people have began to worship Luigi like a god, and hate Mario!

I think he's overhated by fans who believe the stupid "Mario is Mental" theory, but I also think he's a pretty bad character (bland design, annoying voice, no personality) who only gets away with it because he's "iconic" and happens to star in many good games. - Treacle

Mario is my favorite franchise but while Mario is the best hero (He's defeated so many villains throughout the span of his entire franchise) or at least in MY opinion I wouldn't say he's the best character. - HeavyDonkeyKong

I don't think "he's defeated so many villains throughout the span of his entire franchise" is a major point in his favor, considering the sheer number of Mario games combined with the fact that Nintendo would never make a Mario game where the villain wins. Heck, you might even count this AGAINST him - he's rescued that stupid Peach so many times, and he still hasn't figured out that he maybe should take some measures to protect her before she's kidnapped? - Treacle

I thought almost nobody liked him because all of the hate he gets compared to the "Godly" Luigi. Besides, so what if he is? He's super iconic! He's supposed to be!

The people who believe the stupid "Mario is Mental" videos are a vocal minority. With that said, I don't care that Mario is "iconic". It doesn't stop his design from being bland. It doesn't make his voice any less annoying. It doesn't improve his flat personality. - Treacle

He is totally overrated. His games are always the same :The Princess gets kidnapped (mostly of bowser but I am unsure), he saves the Princess and defeats the villain. DUMB.

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17 Tracer (Overwatch) Tracer (Overwatch) Tracer is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

The only reason why people like tracer is because she has a big butt.

This character is for me male because of the short hair and because she has a girlfriend,and I hate homossexual people

18 Monika (Doki Doki Literature Club)

I hate when people do "just monika" jokes everywhere

Just no monika - Dvafan2

19 Toad (Super Mario Bros) Toad (Super Mario Bros) Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He assists Princess Peach in the Mushroom Kingdom and will do whatever it takes to help her. He first appeared in the classic game, USA exclusive Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. Since then he has been a reoccurring more.

Trash character - WendyIsQueen

Toad is UNDERRATED! - KennyRulz244444

20 Geno (Super Mario RPG) Geno (Super Mario RPG)

I never get why people wants geno for smash, he only was playable in one game.

21 Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game franchise Tomb Raider.

I focused more on her Character rather than her accidentally increased breasts. In fact First Time I saw the game. I didn't even realized her boobs were huge until some time later. - Aguythatpeopleignores

Should be number two - yunafreya648

People just won't shut up about her and her 'boobs' or 'sexiness'. Is that all she's famous for? Her looks?! Ugh... typical female protagonists.

22 Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII) Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)

Love this character but he should be higher - ParkerFang

Cloud is a overrated no-personality idiot who ruined Final Fantasy. Zack, from Crisis Core,should have been the protaganist. I do not want a Final Fantasy 7 remake ever!

23 1x1x1x1 (Roblox)

He doesn't even hack. He just bluffed and got banned.

He seems worshipped - Epikrika

24 Aerith (Final Fantasy VII)

How? I like Yuna better to be honest - yunafreya648

25 Kirby (Kirby) Kirby (Kirby) Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

His fans are mostly 13 year old kids who love to brag about how OP Kirby is and they use that unreliable "Death Battle" video and the non-canon anime as their sources, and they spam that he is the best video game character ever.
When in reality, he has as much personality as a sponge, and is the worst character in a fighting game usually considered the best. - Drawbox

26 Freddy Fazbear (Five Nights at Freddy's) Freddy Fazbear (Five Nights at Freddy's) Freddy Fazbear (originally known as Freddybear, as seen in the Kickstarter) is one of four main antagonists of Five Nights at Freddy's, who later appear as variations in the succeeding games.
27 Bowser (Super Mario Bros series) Bowser (Super Mario Bros series) Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first more.

How long since its been since Bowser has had an original idea. He's been doing nothing but kidnap the same princess for 30 years. How has he not at least figured out if he kidnapped a different princess, Mario probably wouldn't care. Also, how the hell hasn't he killed a plumber after 30 years

If he was human and if it weren't for some kind of video game grandfather clause, people would be calling him a stalker and a rapist and calling him on his one-track mind.

Bowser rules, he shouldn’t really be here. Peach should.

I'm kind of sick of seeing Bowser all the time, but at least he's competent and sometimes funny. That's more than you can say about Peach (except for a few games... but those are outnumbered by the number of games that portray her as a useless damsel in distress). - Treacle

28 Jigglypuff (Pokémon) Jigglypuff (Pokémon) Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

I love them, but maybe she is overrated

I don't get it why this thing is everywhere.

29 PaRappa (PaRappa the Rapper)

Whoever put her here did not believe. - Drawbox

Lammy easily kicks this guy's arse every which way from Sunday, both as a character and as a game...need I really say more? - xandermartin98

30 Balrog (Cave Story)
31 Asgore (Undertale) Asgore (Undertale) Asgore Dreemurr is a boss monster and the king of the monsters in the 2015 RPG Undertale made by Toby Fox. Asgore is the portrayed main antagonist who plans to acquire seven human souls and use their power to break the barrier that seals the monsters underground . Aspects of his character are hinted more.
32 Lammy (Um Jammer Lammy) Lammy (Um Jammer Lammy)

Her Fandom is full of Perverted and Furry

It's one thing to be a New Zealander, but it's another thing to actually want to crawl inside a sheep's head and insert your phallic sausage into her BRAIN - xandermartin98

And yes, there is BRAIN-fetish fanfiction of her, extremely extensive at that - xandermartin98

33 Crash (Crash Bandicoot) Crash (Crash Bandicoot) Crash Bandicoot is a video game franchise of platform video games. The series, originally exclusive to the Sony PlayStation, was created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin during their tenure at Naughty Dog for Sony Computer Entertainment.
34 Asriel (Undertale)

I don't care of he is overrated or not. I love this marshmallow stuffed into a tee shirt.

35 Steve (Minecraft) Steve (Minecraft)

His design is terrible - Epikrika

36 MegaMan (MegaMan) MegaMan (MegaMan) Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.
37 Shinobu (No More Heroes) Shinobu (No More Heroes)

I've never heard of this can he be so overrated? - SlimVeggie

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38 Peach (Mario)

LOL I do not like Peach but she seems to be hated by everyone so I wouldn't say that she is overrated... - HeavyDonkeyKong

When I saw Peach on the Wiki site, the critics gave her positive reviews but the most of the people critizied her!? WHY!? - recaller

Yep - yunafreya648

Check out the Reception section of her Wikipedia article:

The amount of praise is frankly baffling. They base it off her looks and some character traits we barely get to see (to be fair, she'd probably be a somewhat decent character if she had more development and less kidnappings). They overrate her because she's so well known. They either ignore her constant kidnappings or make stupid excuses for them. "Think of all the classics we'd have missed out on if she hadn't been captured so many times." NO. We'd still have the classics. Nintendo would just have to spend two minutes coming up with a different plot. The Official Nintendo Magazine claims that "some might view her as being a bit useless", which is an understatement. Her constant kidnappings make her a massive pain in the neck, which is worse than being useless. - Treacle

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39 Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil franchise) Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil franchise)

I love the Resident Evil series, including Leon, but I think a lot of people love him because they liked Resident Evil 4 a lot. My favorite character in the series is Ada.

He's good, but I do prefer other characters in the series like Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine.

He's cool, but he's no Barry Burton.

Chris saved the world four times while Leon just once, Chris was also supposed to be the main character in the serie, however Leon take his place after RE4, most part of Leon fans even know why they Love him, it's just: ''he is badass''

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40 Mettaton (Undertale) Mettaton (Undertale) Mettaton is a character in the popular 2015 RPG game, Undertale. He is a robot with a soul built by Dr. Alphys, and is the sole television star of the underground. Mettaton is a popular character in the fanbase. His notable features include his legs, and his catchphrase "OH YESSSS!"

He's not ugly, he's FABULOUS!

Why are like all Undertale characters ugly

41 The Great Mighty Poo (Conker's Bad Fur Day) The Great Mighty Poo (Conker's Bad Fur Day) The Great Mighty Poo is a fictional character appearing in the 2001 video game Conker's Bad Fur Day. He is a giant, opera-singing pile of feces that appears as a boss in the sloprano chapter.
42 Wario (Mario franchise) Wario (Mario franchise) Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

What? Take him off! He's underrated! - DCfnaf

He can have a weird fanbase. - shawnmccaul22

43 Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.
44 Zero (Mega Man X) Zero (Mega Man X)

In only about 3 games his emotions change, is smile in X5 during death was creepy looking, and worst of all, his death in MegaMan Zero 4 was the reason the Zero series came to end!

Megaman X was a good series until Zero began to take ownership

45 Bayonetta Bayonetta Bayonetta, real name Cereza, is a fictional character and protagonist of the video game Bayonetta and its sequel, developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega and Nintendo respectively.

Everyone only likes her because she flashes her hoo-haw, and I'm pretty sure her fans swarmed the Smash Ballot thinking she'd still do that if she got in or at least wanted to see if she still would. I know they actually censored her for her undeserved Smash appearance but I'm still not seeing anything else about her that would have made her that dang popular.

I didn't think she was overrated at first, but then she not only somehow won the Smash Ballot over literally every other possibility but her fans started saying the other characters in the game were "garbage" and "can't fight".

Dante made female with over-the-top sex appeal. That's all she is.

"Everyone only likes her because she flashes her hoo-haw" No, it's because everyone's so hung up on Strong Female Characters, and her raunchiness and violence apparently equal "strong".

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46 Captain Falcon (F-Zero)

He's actually underrated. We need another F -zero. - Drawbox

47 Ike (Fire Emblem) Ike (Fire Emblem)

What the hell is ike doing this high. He is a go damn badass.

People like Roy better though - yunafreya648

48 Lucario (Pokémon) Lucario (Pokémon) Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing more.

WHAT IS LUCARIO DOING ON THIS LIST! There is no way he's overrated. He's probably the most underrated, and most disrespected video game character of all time. 2nd face of the Pokemon franchise, yet people still complain about why he's getting noticed, and is in Smash Bros. Game Freak, just give him his own game series, take him out of the Pokemon series, and start from there. Pokemon fans don't deserve him.

Lucario is a little overrated because without the mega evolution he's weak when compared to other pokemon. Yet people use him all the time. - Matt3370

How is it overrated?

He isn't even the best psychic pokemon. Wobuffet, alakazam, and others are stronger and deserve to be in super smash bros.

49 Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

No, I do not hate Sonic. I love Sonic to pieces, but he is a bit overrated.

Sonic is not overrated, he is overWANKED, everyone think he can defeat anyone - FrancescoBertini

You know, if anything, Sonic is underrated. Look at how many of his "fans" bashed his games from 2003 to 2009. SIX YEARS OF WHINY BITCHING FROM THEM. The Blue Blur deserves far better than that.

50 Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

Pikachu is cute, but OH MY GOSH! He gets way too much attention. He pretty much just rode the anime's popularity in my opinion.

Pikachu is a really weak Pokemon that somehow beats every other Pokemon on the second try. If I tried to beat a Gym with just a Pikachu I would get my ass destroyed.

This overrated rat doesn't deserve the spotlight. Raichu deserves it so much more.

Guy 1: Oh look, it's the strongest Pokemon ever, Pikachu!
Guy 2: I don't like Pikachu... He's weak... Magikarp is much stronger...
Guy 2: that doesn't mean he's str-
Guy 3: SHUT UP!
Pikachu should be 1.

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