Luka Couffaine has been akumatized. Luka Couffaine has been amokized. Luka Couffaine is the Snake Miraculous holder.


Desperada attacked my family, and my friends. So if I can help [Ladybug] anyway, I will.

—Luka, "Desperada"

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Luka Couffaine is a character who appears in the second season of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir. He is the older twin brother of Juleka Couffaine, the guitarist of Kitty Section, and a new student at Collège Françoise Dupont, who attracts the attention of Marinette.[4][5][6][1]

In "Silencer", when Bob Roth threatens Marinette after she accuses him of stealing Kitty Section's idea for XY's new song, he is akumatized by Hawk Moth into Silencer, a voice-stealing supervillain.

In "Desperada", after Adrien Agreste gives up being Aspik for not being able to help Ladybug against the titular villain, she gives Luka the Snake Miraculous. When the Miraculous is inhabited by Sass, he becomes Viperion, a snake-themed superhero who helps Ladybug and Cat Noir during "particularly difficult missions" in Season 3.

In "Truth", after Marinette refuses to tell him her secrets, Luka is akumatized and amokized by Shadow Moth into Truth, a three-eyed supervillain that forces people to tell the truth and his betrayal forms the Light Eye, a giant eye sentimonster.

Appearance

Physical appearance

Luka is a tall, slender teenage boy of fair skin. He has a Roman nose, pale pink lips, luminous vivid cyan eyes, and medium-length black hair that has dyed teal blue tips. He is good looking, as even Chloé stated that Luka was cute (though she then goes on to say that his clothes are garbage).

Civilian attire

His attire includes a white shirt with a black Jagged Stone imprint and black jeans ripped at the knee. He also wears a brown leather bracelet, yellow and orange wristbands, and his fingernails are painted black. He has a grayish cerulean jacket with a strong blue hoodie underneath, as well as black high top converse shoes with different colored patterns. He wears a black ring with silver outlining on his left index finger and black gauges in his ears.

As Silencer

He has brilliant cobalt blue skin, vivid emerald green eyes and he wears a purple, yellow, and gold patterned black bodysuit with a jagged mouth on his helmet.

As Viperion

He wears a deep green, dark cyan, yellow, brilliant opal, and dark turquoise superhero bodysuit, appearing to be slender and muscular. His suit has a snake texture along with the same kind of underbelly like a snake and has a brilliant opal and pale, light grayish turquoise mask around his eyes. His eyes change from cyan to brilliant malachite green as does his hair highlights. His weapon is a lyre.

As Truth

He wears a black full-bodysuit with a hidden wedge on his feet which covers all of his body with dark grayish apple green accents on the chest, shoulders and around the eye symbol on both of his knees. He has three pupil eyes on his forehead and carries an eye necklace on his chest.

For more of Luka's outfits and designs, see Luka Couffaine/Designs.

Personality

Luka explains that he tends to make more sense with his guitar.

Unlike his sister Juleka, Luka is a calm boy who has a mixed personality of being playful, charming, mature, and flirtatious. He is empathetic at reading people's emotions and expressing it through music. Luka is very kind and generous, especially towards his friends and family, but also to people he just met as he cheers Marinette up shortly after meeting her. Like Adrien, he is also supportive and encouraging towards others like his sister Juleka. Adrien himself describes him as brave, caring and determined.

Luka seems to be a easygoing and relaxed boy. However, sometimes he can lose his calm if feels that he and mainly his friends are being wronged, like when Bob Roth stole his band's music, dance and outfits and claimed them to be XY's. Despite everything, he tries to retain his cool, only getting really mad when Bob threatened Marinette. According to her, in "Luka as seen by Marinette", he is very intuitive.

As Viperion, most of Luka's personality remains the same like his caring and helpfulness as he tried to save Carapace by taking Party Crasher's attacks. Given his calm disposition, Viperion is focused, observant and not afraid to give suggestions or ideas to others.

As Silencer, his main goal is to make Bob Roth tell the truth regarding the fact he stole the Kitty Section's song as he takes the voices of anyone that could serve his purposes or get in his way. However, he still retains his care for Marinette, as she was the only person whose voice he spared and he reassured her he would make "justice" for her and Kitty Section.

As Truth, he is shown to be desperate to know Marinette's secret, attacking anyone that could possibly know it, like her best friends and her parents. He is shown to get frustrated quite easily, when they keep telling him a secret he already knows. However, he can prioritize other secrets when they have a much bigger meaning to him, like when he made his mother confess to him who was his father, causing him to abandon his search for Marinette's secret to know the truth about his father.

Abilities

As a civilian

Luka is excellent at playing his guitar and similar musical instruments. He is particularly good at creating melodies through people's emotions. He claims to have been playing the guitar since he was a baby. It was also confirmed on twitter that he can play the violin.

In "Frozer", Luka is good at ice skating and fairly strong as he can lift Marinette with ease. As shown in "Heart Hunter", Luka is seen capable of riding a bike while delivering pizzas.

As Viperion

Viperion has much more enhanced skills, such as speed, agility, and strength, and he is almost invulnerable to physical damage. Like a snake, he also has enhanced senses like hearing, smell, infrared vision and possibly the ability to feel vibrations but it is yet to be seen.

His special superpower is Second Chance, with this he marks a moment in time by sliding back the snake head on his Miraculous, the snake head slowly returning to place over the course of five minutes. Then, when needed, he slides the snake's head back again, reversing time back to the point he marked. This gives him the opportunity to change the outcome of a recent event. He is able to go back to the marked moment as many times as he wants before the snake's head returns to its original position. He proves to be more competent than Adrien at using this ability.

As Silencer

Silencer can steal people's voices by touching their lips with his two fingers and making a shushing motion; the voice will then escape from the person as a jellyfish-like entity. Once their voices are out, he can store them inside his mask and then he can talk with them using his hands. He can also use more than one voice at a time. If his power is used on a Miraculous holder, he can render them virtually powerless unless he says the invocations in their place. However the victims can reclaim their voice if they get the jellyfish-like entity before he does.

As Truth

Truth is able to shoot beams from his upper eye, which forces people to tell the the truth. Those hit by the beam have bigger sclera, smaller pupils and white lipstick, and any question asked to the victim will be have to tell the truth.

Relationships

Juleka Couffaine

Luka encouraged Juleka to become Marinette's model.

Juleka is Luka's younger twin sister, whom he is very close to. They are members of the same band, Kitty Section, in which they play similar instruments. He does hang out with her and her friends on occasion by going to the movies with them seen in an Instagram post. Luka is also caring towards her as he wanted to save her by accepting the Snake Miraculous in "Desperada".

He listens to his sister and openly talks about her dreams, including her desire to model Marinette's designs and how insecure she was in asking her and doing it. Luka has shown to be very understanding towards her feelings while also being encouraging, as he encouraged her to ask Marinette to be her model.

Marinette Dupain-Cheng/Ladybug

Luka playing his guitar for Marinette.

Marinette and Luka first meet when his mother sends her down to go get him to rehearse with the band. Still bothered by Adrien not coming and not knowing who Luka is or what he looks like, Marinette is startled by him as he opens his eyes and starts to stutter and mix up her words. He simply teases her playfully about her stuttering, but immediately regrets it when she frowns, embarrassed. Reacting to her frown, he apologizes and begins to play his guitar. Her warming up to him as she listens to him play the guitar, he believes that music is "often simpler than words". As a memento, he lets her keep a guitar pick of Jagged Stone that she admires, leaves her in thought, calling her a "funny girl" with a sweet smile. Luka falls in love with Marinette at first sight.[7]

The two exchange sweet glances to each other when Alya Césaire notices Marinette's interest in Luka immediately and teases her about it. He compliments Marinette throughout the time he has with her, helps her escape and hide, and is worried about her when he talks to Ladybug. Finding out Marinette is safe he calls her "unbelievably brave", and Marinette, as Ladybug, blushes at his comment. Luka spends time with Marinette when she begins to doubt her relationship pursues of Adrien Agreste offering her support while at the ice rink, where the two have fun together. Afterwards, he isn't fazed when Marinette thanks him by kissing him on the cheek.

Luka giving his declaration of love to Marinette.

By "Silencer", Luka and Marinette are part of Kitty Section and pass more time together. Their mutual admiration for their work and care for each other is so strong that both of them enter to a studio to confront Bob Roth about stealing their ideas. When he witnesses Bob threaten her, Luka gets angry enough to be prone to akumatization. Even as Silencer, he retains his care for her, sparing her voice and promising to bring justice for her and Kitty Section. He also gives a declaration of love to her, but Marinette was confused as it was coming from a villain. After his akumatization, Marinette asked if he meant what he said when he was akumatized, but Luka doesn't remember what he said. He said he hopes he didn't say anything mean, and repeats his declaration of love to her, this time as himself, and Marinette is flattered by this.

In "Desperada", he later spends more time with her in their band, where he teaches her to play his guitar. In "Battle of the Miraculous", he continued to work on figuring out her musical tune briefly showing it to her. Luka also helps by giving her lift to Le Grand Paris hotel accepting a thank you kiss. He sees Marinette breakdown in front of him about her incompetence as her alter ego and comforts her letting Marinette know that she can always be herself around him as well as defending her from the Miracle Queen's hornets. After, he goes out with Marinette and her friends for ice cream and plays her a song he wrote especially for her. In "Miraculous New York", he was willing to take her to catch up with the bus, and hoped the trip would help bring her some clarity with her feelings.

In "Truth", it's official that he and Marinette are dating but he grows worried with her constant disappearances and asks Marinette what's going on with her. When she refuses to say he becomes devastated enough that he is akumatized into the titular villain despite him resisting, aware that he has to let Marinette come to him instead of prying into her personal business. Before his transformation is complete Luka tells Marinette to run and as the titular villain becomes obsessively desperate to learn her secrets. After he is deakumatized, Luka understands that with Marinette's secret that the two couldn't be together and therefore decides to wait for her until her secret is gone.

Ladybug blushes at Luka's comment.

Luka appears to respect Ladybug. When Ladybug unties him in "Captain Hardrock", he asks her about Marinette, to which Ladybug tells him that she's safe and was the one who alerted her to the situation. In "Mayura", he participates in the Parisian rebellion in order to help Ladybug and Cat Noir in defeating Hawk Moth.

During "Desperada", Luka was very brave to help Ladybug escape from the titular villain receiving her thanks. Under Adrien's recommendation, he was given the Snake Miraculous by her in order to save his friends and family. As Viperion, like the other heroes on the team, he follows Ladybug's lead without question.

Calmly observing the situation he was open to giving the heroine his ideas and helped his allies devise a plan to defeat Desperada.

As Silencer, he gets annoyed with Ladybug interfering with his plans and has no qualms about taking her voice away.

As Truth, he gets annoyed with Ladybug interfering with his plans and has no qualms about using his powers to learn her secrets.

Adrien Agreste/Cat Noir

Luka helps Adrien up.

Luka doesn't know Adrien too well, but when he meets Adrien for first time, Luka welcomes him into the band. He notices that Marinette seems to have feelings for Adrien and advises her to talk to him.

Luka later attends Adrien's boys only party and helps clean up the mess after it in "Party Crasher".

He does his best to keep Adrien hidden from Desperada after awhile, he got worried about him and was relieved that he was found. Seeing that Adrien wasn't the right choice for the jewel, Luka took his recommendation of using the Snake Miraculous, wondering what he missed. After Desperada's defeat, the two were playing music together.

Despite not meeting Cat Noir in person like Ladybug, he appears to respect the hero and takes in the Paris Rebellion showing his support towards him in "Mayura".

As his alter-ego Viperion in "Desperada", he meets Cat Noir for the first time and the two get along very well and was open to giving him his ideas. He also works alongside the hero following his lead in battling the party villain in "Party Crasher".

As Silencer, he gets annoyed with Cat Noir interfering with his plans and has no qualms about taking his voice away.

Nino Lahiffe/Carapace

Luka doesn't know Nino too well, even though they are both into music, as well as Luka attending the boys only party Nino put together for Adrien, and had stayed behind to help him and the others clear the "aftermath" of it in "Party Crasher". Before Party Crasher, the two had met in "Captain Hardrock" during the music festival on the Couffaine's boat house.

As their alter-egos, Viperion uses his marked position of Second Chance so he could go back in time to prevent Carapace from getting captured by Party Crasher.

Max Kanté/Pegasus

Luka doesn't know Max too well, even though Luka later attended the boys only party that Max and a small number of his friends helped Nino put together for Adrien, and had stayed behind to help them clear the "aftermath" of it in "Party Crasher".

As their alter-egos, Viperion and Pegasus fight beside each other as a team, with Ladybug, Cat Noir, and the rest of their Miraculous holder allies. Pegasus shows concern for Viperion when he gets captured by Party Crasher.

Lê Chiến Kim/King Monkey

Luka doesn't know Kim too well, even though Luka later attended the boys only party that Kim and a small number of his friends helped Nino put together for Adrien, and had stayed behind to help them clear the "aftermath" of it in "Party Crasher".

As their alter-egos, Viperion and King Monkey fight beside each other as a team, with Ladybug, Cat Noir and the rest of their Miraculous holder allies.

Bob Roth

Luka confronting both Bob and XY for stealing Marinette's design.

When Bob steals Kitty Section's idea for XY's new song, Luka goes along with Marinette Dupain-Cheng to angrily confront him. Though he attempts to retain his cool, upon witnessing Bob threaten Marinette, he becomes so angry that he gets akumatized. He was happy when Bob said the truth live on TV without knowing it, and was suprised when he signed Kitty Section their first record deal in order to keep his reputation.

As Silencer, his main goal is to force Bob to admit that he stole Kitty Section's idea on live TV.

Jagged Stone

Luka is a fan of Jagged Stone, even owning a Jagged Stone-themed guitar pic. This is what causes him and Marinette to bond in "Captain Hardrock". In "Truth", he learns that Jagged Stone is his father from his mother while he was akumatized, and attacks him. After Ladybug and Cat Noir have defeated Truth, Jagged Stone finally confessed to Luka, explaining why he was never told about their marriage, followed by a hug. Jagged Stone truly cares for Luka.

Family

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Jagged Stone's mother
 
 
 
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Jagged Stone
 
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Jagged Stone's mother
 
 
 
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Juleka Couffaine

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    = Female

    = Gender Unknown



History

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Sightings

Episodes


Other


Trivia

  • Luka was first revealed in a French synopsis for Season 2 on Le Figaro.[4]
    • He was later revealed to be Juleka Couffaine's older brother in a Brazilian synopsis for Season 2 on O Universo da TV.[6]
  • Lindalee Rose hinted out the possibilty that Luka and Juleka's father is Jagged Stone, which is revealed and confirmed in "Truth".
  • His full name means "light of/from the coffin".
    • The name Luka means "light" in Latin.
      • In the Russian dub, his name is changed to Luke.
    • Luka's surname Couffaine is a combination of "couffin" (French for "coffin") and the French suffix "-aine" (meaning "of or from a place"), ultimately meaning "of/from the coffin".
      • All the Couffaine's names so far end with "-ka".
        • However, it is actually a pun, as a matter of fact in French it sounds like "acouphène" which means "tinnitus".
      • When the official Miraculous Ladybug website got updated on September 2020, the official character description has his surname incorrectly spelled as Couphène.[8]
  • Thomas Astruc had originally stated that Luka is approximately two years older than Juleka.[9] However, he later stated that they changed their mind, and he's Juleka's older twin brother now.[10] However, he is still older than the rest of the main cast as Thomas Astruc revealed that Juleka failed a year of school and thus had to repeat it. At the very least, he and his twin sister are around 15/16.[11]
  • According to Feri González, Luka is a handsome boy and people "are going to fall in love with him."[12]
    • She also noted that both Luka and Kagami Tsurugi are "charming, rounded characters" who are not limited to roles as alternate love interests.[13]
  • Viperion was first revealed in concept art shown at the 2018 Comic Con Experience panel on December 6, 2018.[14]
  • Following Alya Césaire, Nino Lahiffe, Chloé Bourgeois, and Nathalie Sancoeur, he is the fifth person to become a Miraculous holder and akumatized villain, excluding Gabriel Agreste, who akumatized himself.
  • Viperion's name is likely a portmanteau of viper (a family of venomous snakes) and Hyperion, a Titan of Greek mythology associated with the sun and daytime.
    • In Greek mythology, the priestess of the oracle at Delphi was known as Pythia, stemming from the giant snake slain by Apollo (another god of the sun) "in the strength of Hyperion (day)."
      • Apollo is also known to have a lyre.
  • Luka is the second known character to wield the Snake Miraculous, the first being Adrien.
    • He also shows to be a better user for the Miraculous and it's power, as Adrien wasn't able to beat Desperada after 25,913 times, while Luka was able to defeat her after 4 times. Although an exact number wasn't directly confirmed, it was definitely in a faster timespan in comparison to Adrien's attempts.
  • Both Hawk Moth (in Party Crasher) and Ladybug (in Miracle Queen) have said that Viperion is the most difficult superhero to be against because of his superpower.
  • As shown in "Heart Hunter", Luka works as a pizza delivery guy.
  • Luka is the third person to try to resist Akumatization, following Caline Bustier and Chloé Bourgeois, but is unable to prevent it from happening, much like how it happened with Miss Bustier in "Zombizou".
  • Truth is the only villain who still identifies as his civilian identity despite being akumatized, calling himself "Luka Couffaine" in front of Jagged Stone.
    • This may or may not tie in with his line to Shadow Moth, "I always tell the truth".

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References


ve Characters
Miraculous holders and related characters
French Miraculous superhero team

Adrien Agreste/Cat NoirMarinette Dupain-Cheng/LadybugAlya Césaire/Rena RougeKagami Tsurugi/RyukoLê Chiến Kim/King MonkeyLuka Couffaine/ViperionMax Kanté/PegasusNino Lahiffe/CarapaceZoé Lee/VesperiaRose Lavillant/Pigella

Other Miraculous holders

Jessica Keynes/Eagle

Previous Miraculous holders

Adrien Agreste/Aspik/Mister Bug/Snake NoirChloé Bourgeois/Queen BeeMarinette Dupain-Cheng/Lady Noir/Multimouse/Dragon Bug/Lady Bee

Villains

Gabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Kwamis

BarkkDaizziDuusuFluffKaalkiLiiriLonggMulloNoorooOrikkoPlaggPollenRoaarSassStomppTikkiTrixxWayzzXuppuZiggy

Former Miraculous holders

Ancient Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Ladybug Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Bee Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Butterfly Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Fox Miraculous holderAncient Chinese Peacock Miraculous holderAncient Egyptian Miraculous holderAncient European Cat Miraculous HolderBọ rùaCernunnosLa CoccinelleHeraklesHēi MāoHippolytaHua MulanJeanne d'ArcLa Déesse CoccinelleLa MariquitaMicazoyolinMudangbeolleMudekudekuPiáo ChóngPied Piper of HamelinSasuke SarutobiSun WukongTentomushiTomoe GozenWang Fu/Jade TurtleYi Sun-sin

Future Miraculous holders

Alix Kubdel/BunnyxBrazilian Miraculous holderFuture Butterfly Miraculous holderJuleka Couffaine/Tigresse PourpreMylène Haprèle/MultimouseLadyLionLady ButterflyCaprikidCoq CourageMinotauroxTraquemoiselle

Order of the Guardians

Su-HanMonk

Others

Mage

United Heroez
Aeon/Uncanny ValleyAgent BlueAgent RedAgent YellowBarbara Keynes/KnightowlCamilla Hombee/VictoryDean Gate/DoormanHurricaneJessica Keynes/SparrowMercuryOlympia Hill/MajestiaSnowflakeStingThorn
Villains
Main villains

AkumaGabriel Agreste/Hawk Moth/Shadow MothNathalie Sancoeur/Mayura

Akumatized villains

AnansiAnimaestroAnimanAntibugBackwarderBakerixBefanaBubblerCaptain HardrockCat BlancCatalystChameleonChristmasterThe CollectorCopycatDarkbladeDark CupidDark OwlDespair BearDesperada • Destroyer • EvillustratorFeastFrightningaleFrozerFurious FuGamerGigantitanGlaciatorGorizillaGuitar VillainHeart HunterHorrificatorIkari GozenKing CashKung FoodKwamibusterLady WifiLiesMagician of MisfortuneMalediktatorMimeMiracle QueenMiraclonizerMiraculerOblivioOni-ChanParty CrasherPharaohMr. PigeonPixelatorPrime QueenPrincess FragrancePuppeteerQueen BananaQueen WaspReflektaRena RageReverserRiposteRobostusRogercopSandboySanta ClawsSapotisShell ShockSilencerSimon SaysSole CrusherStartrainStoneheartStormy WeatherStyle QueenSyrenTechlonizerTruthTimebreakerTimetaggerTroublemakerVanisherVolpinaWeredadYanLuoShiZombizou

Sentimonsters

Banana Boom-BoomButterfly SentimonsterDormant SentimonsterGuiltripLadybugLollipop SentimonsterLight EyeOptigamiReflekdollRobostus SentimonsterSentialecSentinino

Other villains

CashMike Rochip/Techno-PirateLila RossiBob Roth

Future villains

Apkli • Dr. Sadness • Future Hawk MothIgnoblia • Pain and Tears • Monsieur RatSentibubblerTimetagger

Parisians
Teenagers

Miss Bustier's class (Adrien AgresteChloé BourgeoisIvan BruelAlya CésaireJuleka CouffaineMarinette Dupain-ChengLê Chiến KimMylène HaprèleMax KantéAlix KubdelNathaniel KurtzbergNino LahiffeRose LavillantSabrina RaincomprixLila Rossi) • Ms. Mendeleiev's class (Marc AncielAurore BeauréalMireille CaquetJean DuparcZoé Lee) • Kagami TsurugiLuka CouffaineOndineThéo BarbotVivicaWayhem

Children

AugustBoyElla CésaireEtta CésaireManon ChamackChris LahiffeMrs. Michelle's sonQuentin

Adults

Adrien's bodyguardEmilie AgresteArletteThomas AstrucAugust's motherVincent AzaMr. BananaAndréAndré BourgeoisAudrey BourgeoisCaline BustierButler JeanAlec CataldiMarlena CésaireNora CésaireOtis CésaireNadja ChamackSabine ChengChrisClara ContardAnarka CouffaineMr. DamoclesArmand D'ArgencourtDoormanGina DupainRolland DupainTom DupainSimon GrimaultFred HaprèleFire captain #HessenpyClaudie KantéAlim KubdelJalil KubdelMarianne LenoirMaidMs. MendeleievMrs. MichelleJean-Pierre MonlataingClara NightingalePhilippeRoger RaincomprixXavier RamierPenny RollingMrs. RossiBob RothSanta ClausSarahJagged StoneJean TretiensTomoe TsurugiVéroniqueVincentXY

Animals

EdgarFangMinor animalsWhiskers

Groups

Kitty Section

Characters from the past

Darkblade (ancestor)

Miscellaneous

AlbertMarkov

Future characters

Didier RoustanLindalee Rose

Other characters
Teenagers

AliChungDelmarFélix Graham de VanilyJiaoKang

Adults

Amelie Graham de VanilyCashChun ChengPrince Ali's chaperoneShu Yin ChengWang ChengYen Cheng

Animals

Bastille

Prodigious Related

Fei Wu/LadydragonWu ShifuRenlings (Hou HouMa MaLong LongHu HuShe SheTang TangXiong XiongYing Ying) • Mei Shi

Others

Akumatized person with helmetIron Armor Akumatized Person

Non-canon characters
Adam/ReplayBreakerDany Boon/GagotorFisherman/SilurusGhetto BlasterHowardCharlotte Basquet/SculptiaJørgenKenyaKenya's father/Trash KrakkenKillabeeLibrarianMetal Face DPublic EnemyShaolin SoulUnnamed superheroesUnused Quantic Kids members (GavrocheKid MimeMelodie) • Wealthy woman
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