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Mega Man X3

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Game Info
File:MMX3 - Box Art
Box Art
General information
Game Title(s):Mega Man X3, Rockman X3
Developer(s):Capcom
Publisher(s):Capcom
Release Date(s):1995
Genre(s):Action, Platformer
Game mode(s):Single Player
Platform(s):Super Nintendo Entertainment System
PlayStation
Sega Saturn
Windows

Mega Man X3 (known as Rockman X3 in Japan) is the third entry in the main X series, released in 1995-1996 on the SNES and ported to the PlayStation, Sega Saturn and Windows at later dates. It is the final X game (though not the final Mega Man game) to be released on the SNES.

The game, developed by Capcom in cooporation with Minakuchi Engineering, sees X go up against a new foe in form of the reploid scientist Dr. Doppler, with Zero becoming playable for the first time. The 32-bit ports add AMV cutscenes and a reworked soundtrack, but are otherwise largely identical.

Characters

Name Sprite Description
X File:MMX3 - X.png
Dr. Light File:MMX3 - Dr. Light.png
Zero File:MMX3 - Zero.png
Dr. Cain File:MMX3 - Dr. Cain.png
Mac MMX3 - Mac.png
Bit MMX3 - Bit.png
Byte MMX3 - Byte.png
Vile Mk-II MMX3 - Vile Mk-II.png
Dr. Doppler MMX3 - Dr. Doppler.png
Sigma File:MMX3 - Sigma.png

Enemies

Minor Enemies

Name Sprite Description HP Damage Stage(s)
Atareeter MMX3 - Atareeter.png Slowly crawls forward and chews open the ground under it, revealing a trail of small spikes. The spikes remain in the stage permanently, but only deal damage rather than killing X/Zero instantly. 10 8 (contact)
2 (spikes)
Neon Tiger's stage
Blady MMX3 - Blady.png A wheel that rolls around slowly until it takes damage, then it extends its blades and speeds up. 6 2 Gravity Beetle's stage
Boulder MMX3 - Boulder.png Starts falling and/or rolling when triggered by X/Zero. If it falls on spikes, it is destroyed instantly. 10 4 Tunnel Rhino's stage
Carry Arm MMX3 - Carry Arm.png Delivery drones that load Dr. Doppler's airship with crates, which are harmful to touch and must be destroyed. If two crates have been placed, no more Carry Arms appear until one has been destroyed and a Meta Capsule emerges from the ship instead. If Gravity Beetle has been defeated, the ship does not appear and no Carry Arms are present. 6 (crate) 2 Blast Hornet's stage
Caterkiller MMX3 - Caterkiller.png Moves up and down on a wall and occasionally charges up two energy shots, which it releases diagonally. The shots fly a certain distance, stop, then return. 2 2 Opening stage, Toxic Seahorse's stage, Volt Catfish's stage, Neon Tiger's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 2
Crablaster MMX3 - Crablaster.png Walks on the ceiling or floor and shoots diagonally downward/upward. After losing 3 HP, its cannons break and it can no longer shoot, but periodically creates an electric barrier around it that must be broken through before being able to hit it again. 4 (Crablaster)
3 (barrier)
2 (contact)
3 (projectiles)
3 (barrier)
Volt Catfish's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 1, Dr. Doppler stage 3
Drill Waying MMX3 - Drill Waying.png A stationary enemy that extends upwards and drills into the ceiling, creating an impassable barrier. X/Zero must shoot at its "head" to destroy the barrier, which starts at the top and slowly moves downwards. 5 3 Tunnel Rhino's stage, Neon Tiger's stage, Vile's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 1
Drimole-W MMX3 - Drimole-W.png Fires its two drills forward individually or lobs bombs in an arc while driving around. The drills deflect shots, and two of them fly out at the same time when the enemy has been destroyed. 6 4 (contact)

2 (drills)
1 (bombs)
Tunnel Rhino's stage
Earth Commander MMX3 - Earth Commander.png Flies up and down until X/Zero comes near, then flies in semi-circles around them. If the propeller is destroyed first, the core pops out and moves along the ground before exploding. 3 (ring)
4 (propeller)
2 (intact)
3 (core)
Opening stage, Gravity Beetle's stage, Toxic Seahorse's stage, Volt Catfish's stage
Escanail MMX3 - Escanail.png Slowly crawls up walls. Once its shell has been destroyed, it can be used as a platform. 3 2 Dr. Doppler stage 2, Dr. Doppler stage 2 (Vile)
Ganseki Carrier (boulder) MMX3 - Ganseki Carrier (boulder).png A version of the Ganseki Carrier that flies in from the side, carrying a boulder. When X/Zero is near, it drops its cargo, then falls down and remains stationary, periodically shooting two consecutive missiles forward. Boulders dropped by Ganseki Carriers break when they hit the ground. 4 4 (contact)

4 (boulder)
2 (missiles)
Tunnel Rhino's stage
Ganseki Carrier (ground) MMX3 - Ganseki Carrier.png A version of the Ganseki Carrier that starts out on the ground rather than flying, where it remains stationary, periodically shooting two consecutive missiles forward. 4 4 (contact)

2 (missiles)
Dr. Doppler stage 4
Ganseki Carrier (spike ball) MMX3 - Ganseki Carrier (spike ball).png A version of the Ganseki Carrier that carries a large spike ball, which it drops diagonally downward, causing it to bounce between walls. After dropping a spike ball, it flies up and off the screen, then a new Carrier appears with another spike ball. 4 4 (contact)

3 (spike ball)
Opening stage
Hamma Hamma MMX3 - Hamma Hamma.png A stationary robot with spike ball fists that throws first one, then the other in X/Zero's direction. The spike balls hang in midair and deflect shots for a while before being retracted. 11 3 (contact)
2 (spike balls)
Crush Crawfish's stage, Neon Tiger's stage, Vile's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 1, Dr. Doppler stage 2 (Vile)
Hangerter MMX3 - Hangerter.png A floating machine that can immobilise a robot under it. It is harmless to touch and can be destroyed to release whatever it is holding. 2 N/A Opening stage, Blast Hornet's stage
Head Gunner customer MMX3 - Head Gunner customer.png A stationary enemy that shoots two consecutive missiles forward, which slightly home in on X/Zero, or lobs three bombs in an arc. All Head Gunner customers in the main Maverick stages (but not in Dr. Doppler's fortress) are replaced with Head Gunner masspros after Blast Hornet has been defeated. 6 (Head Gunner)
1 (projectiles)
6 (contact)
1 (projectiles)
Opening stage, Blast Hornet's stage, Gravity Beetle's stage, Toxic Seahorse's stage, Volt Catfish's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 1
Head Gunner masspro MMX3 - Head Gunner masspro.png A reploid suspended from an energy beam. If X shoots the beam or moves too close, the reploid will drop and jump around. X can also destroy its body while it is hanging, leaving a head that spits projectiles and will not drop by itself. 4 (Head Gunner)
1 (projectiles)
4 (contact)
1 (missiles)
Blast Hornet's stage, Gravity Beetle's stage, Toxic Seahorse's stage, Volt Catfish's stage
Helit MMX3 - Helit.png Follows X/Zero on the vertical axis and shoots missiles forward when at the same height, which can be destroyed. After shooting two missiles, it flies up and disappears. 2 (Helit)
2 (missiles)
2 (contact)
3 (missiles)
Blast Hornet's stage, Blizzard Buffalo's stage, Crush Crawfish's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 2, Dr. Doppler stage 2 (Vile)
Ice De Voux MMX3 - Ice De Voux.png A robotic core encased in ice that drops down and bounces around. When its shell is destroyed, the core stops in midair and will magnetise new ice fragments to it if it is not destroyed quickly. 3 (shell)
3 (core)
6 (shell)
2 (core)
2 (debris)
Blizzard Buffalo's stage
Iwan De Voux MMX3 - Iwan De Voux.png A robotic core encased in rock that drops down and bounces around. When its shell is destroyed, the core stops in midair and will magnetise new rock fragments to it if it is not destroyed quickly. 3 (shell)
3 (core)
6 (shell)
2 (core)
2 (debris)
Tunnel Rhino's stage
Meta Capsule MMX3 - Meta Capsule.png Periodically opens to charge up a shot and fire it at X/Zero. The shot splits in two and briefly travels along walls after colliding with something solid. Can only be harmed while it is open. 2 2 (contact)
2 (projectiles)
Volt Catfish's stage, Neon Tiger's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 1
Mine Tortoise MMX3 - Mine Tortoise.png Slowly sinks in water or swims at X/Zero in bursts. Once destroyed, the invincible shell floats up to the water surface or explodes if it touches a ceiling. 3 2 Toxic Seahorse's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 2
Notor Banger MMX3 - Notor Banger.png Aims the cannon on its back to shoot three consecutive projectiles at X/Zero in an arc, then jumps and repeats. Its projectiles can be destroyed. 3 (Notor Banger)
1 (projectiles)
2 (contact)
2 (projectiles)
Opening stage, Blast Hornet's stage, Blizzard Buffalo's stage, Gravity Beetle's stage, Toxic Seahorse's stage, Neon Tiger's stage, Vile's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 2 (Vile)
Snow Rider MMX3 - Snow Rider.png A stationary robot that periodically shoots a laser forward. 3 3 (contact)
2 (laser)
Blizzard Buffalo's stage
Snow Slider MMX3 - Snow Slider.png A Snow Rider in a sled. It speeds along the ground and flings ice cubes from its rear, which freeze X/Zero in place until they take damage. The player can also free them by rapidly mashing buttons. When the Snow Slider is destroyed, the Snow Rider pops out. 3 3 Blizzard Buffalo's stage
Spark MMX3 - Spark.png Travels up and down along cables and cannot be destroyed. N/A 2 Volt Catfish's stage
Spike ball MMX3 - Spike ball.png Large, indestructible spike balls that fall down quickly and bounce off walls. They may fall out of chutes or be dropped by Ganseki Carriers. N/A 3 Opening stage, Dr. Doppler stage 1
Spycopter MMX3 - Spycopter.png Large, bee-like helicopters. They only appear in the intro (where one is destroyed by X and Zero) and as background details, but are listed as enemies in the ending. N/A N/A Opening stage
Tombort MMX3 - Tombort.png A dragonfly that flies back and forth or swoops down, stopping at the end of its path. It is mostly harmless and can be used as a platform, though it may fire three smalls bombs from its tail whenever X/Zero shoots. 6 2 (projectiles) Neon Tiger's stage
Trapper MMX3 - Trapper.png An indestructible device that creates a laser beam below it, which sways back and forth and turns into harmful energy when X/Zero touches it. The beam periodically deactivates, but can also be passed without taking damage by moving quickly enough. N/A 1 Volt Catfish's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 3
Victoroid MMX3 - Victoroid.png A mostly stationary robot that occasionally fires a laser straight forward, alternating between high and low shots. It will try to jump over the first charge shot fired. 10 8 (contact)
4 (laser)
Toxic Seahorse's stage
Victoroid customer MMX3 - Victoroid customer.png An upgraded Victoroid that shoots faster and can additionally lob small bombs from its back. Once 4 of its HP have been depleted, its armour falls off and it behaves like a regular Victoroid. 14 8 (contact)
4 (laser)
6 (bombs)
Dr. Doppler stage 2
Walk Blaster MMX3 - Walk Blaster.png A walking gun that can crouch while firing and will frequently do so to avoid X/Zero's shots. 5 3 (contact)
1 (laser)
Crush Crawfish's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 1, Dr. Doppler stage 2, Dr. Doppler stage 3, Dr. Doppler stage 4
Wall Cancer MMX3 - Wall Cancer.png A crab that walks up and down on walls and occasionally charges up two shots, which it either fires up and down or forward. If X/Zero is charging or has a charge shot stored, it charges up bigger shots and always throws them forward. 4 2 (contact)
4 (projectiles)
8 (charge shot)
Gravity Beetle's stage, Crush Crawfish's stage, Tunnel Rhino's stage, Vile's stage, Dr. Doppler stage 2 (Vile), Dr. Doppler stage 3
Wild Tank MMX3 - Wild Tank.png Tosses spikes in an arc, which get stuck in the ground and can be destroyed. After it has thrown three spikes, it charges forward, detonating the spikes. Destroying the Wild Tank also removes any stuck spikes. 6 (Wild Tank)
2 (spikes)
4 (contact)
2 (spikes)
Neon Tiger's stage

Minibosses

Occasionally, X may encounter very powerful enemies throughout the stages, which are located behind boss doors and prevent him from progressing until they are defeated. As Zero normally will not pass through these doors, most minibosses cannot be fought as him, with the exception of Mac (who is fought at a point when the player can only control Zero) and Mosquitus.

Name Sprite Description HP Damage Stage(s)
Hell Crusher MMX3 - Hell Crusher.png Drives forward and rams the wall, which causes X to fall down if he is climbing on it. It may also separate its torso from its base, attaching the former to the ceiling and launching a claw forward while the base continues to ram. X can stand on the separated base, though its sides will still hurt him. Only the Hell Crusher's torso can be damaged. 32 2 (contact)
3 (claw)
Tunnel Rhino's stage
Hotareeca MMX3 - Hotareeca.png A robotic jellyfish that moves around and fires three successive torpedoes in an arc, or disperses six mines one by one, which sink and explode. Despite flailing around, its arms cannot hurt X. 32 2 (contact)
2 (torpedoes)
3 (mines)
Toxic Seahorse's stage
Mac MMX3 - Mac.png Occasionally jumps up or across the room, firing many small projectiles at Zero or a single larger one, which deals the same amount of damage. 16 2 (contact)
2 (projectiles)
Opening stage
Mosquitus MMX3 - Mosquitus.png Flies left and right and occasionally dives down at X/Zero. If it misses, it will instead drink from one of the coloured buckets on the floor, becoming that colour, or drain its current colour into that bucket if it is already coloured. By mixing different colours, lasting hazards are created on the ground:
  • Red + Blue creates a poison spout;
  • Red + Yellow creates a tall pillar of flame;
  • Yellow + Blue creates a green puddle that occasionally erupts into balls of slime, which X/Zero can get stuck in.

Unlike other minibosses, Mosquitus can be fought by Zero, which leads to a cutscene that ends in the loss of Zero and X obtaining his Z-Saber.

16 8 (contact)
2 (slime)
4 (other hazards)
Dr. Doppler stage 2
REX-2000 MMX3 - REX-2000.png Walks back and forth, occasionally opening its mouth to fire many projectiles forward while releasing homing missiles, which can be destroyed. During the fight, the ceiling is collapsing; if Zero is alive, he will slow its collapse and stop it when the REX-2000 is destroyed. Otherwise, it collapses faster and a switch must be destroyed to stop it. 11 (REX-2000)
2 (missiles)
8 (contact)
4 (missiles)
2 (projectiles)
Dr. Doppler stage 1
Shurikein and Genjibo MMX3 - Shurikein.pngMMX3 - Genjibo.png A holographic star created by the robot insect Genjibo. It alternates between two patterns, either rolling left and right very fast and jumping when shot at, or scaling the walls and ceiling more slowly. It pauses when changing patterns. 18 3 Blast Hornet's stage
Worm Seeker-R MMX3 - Worm Seeker-R.png A segmented worm that emerges from and disappears into the ceiling, walls and floor in various patterns, dropping two small spike balls, which bounce at different heights and disappear after a while or when shot at a few times. Only its head can be damaged. 22 4 (contact)
2 (spike balls)
Neon Tiger's stage

Bit & Byte and Vile

After the 2nd main Maverick has been defeated, Bit, Byte and Vile Mk-II spread out and can be encountered as minibosses in the Maverick stages. Bit, and later Byte, will appear in a designated room in a random stage and cannot be avoided, whereas Vile appears in his own sub-stage to be accessed via hidden teleporter, which can appear either in Volt Catfish's, Crush Crawfish's or Blizzard Buffalo's stage.

Using a weakness to land the final hit on any of these minibosses triggers their destruction and can prevent them from reappearing in upgraded boss forms in Dr. Doppler's fortress: If both Bit and Byte have been destroyed, the Godkarmachine O Inary boss is replaced with the Press Disposer, while Vile's destruction leads to the Goliath boss being replaced with Volt Kurageil, as well as Dr. Doppler stage 2 being drastically altered.

Name Sprite Description Stage(s) Weakness
Bit MMX3 - Bit.png Any Maverick stage Frost Shield
Triad Thunder
Byte MMX3 - Byte.png Any Maverick stage Tornado Fang
Ray Splasher
Vile Mk-II (phase 1) MMX3 - Vile Mk-II (Ride Armor).png Vile's stage Spinning Blade
Ray Splasher
Vile Mk-II (phase 2) MMX3 - Vile Mk-II.png Vile's stage Spinning Blade
Ray Splasher

Bosses

Main Mavericks

Name Sprite Description Stage Weapon Weakness
Blast Hornet MMX3 - Blast Hornet.png Blast Hornet's stage Parasitic Bomb Gravity Well
Blizzard Buffalo MMX3 - Blizzard Buffalo.png Blizzard Buffalo's stage Frost Shield Parasitic Bomb
Gravity Beetle MMX3 - Gravity Beetle.png Gravity Beetle's stage Gravity Well Ray Splasher
Toxic Seahorse MMX3 - Toxic Seahorse.png Toxic Seahorse's stage Acid Burst Frost Shield
Volt Catfish MMX3 - Volt Catfish.png Volt Catfish's stage Triad Thunder Tornado Fang
Crush Crawfish MMX3 - Crush Crawfish.png Crush Crawfish's stage Spinning Blade Triad Thunder
Tunnel Rhino MMX3 - Tunnel Rhino.png Tunnel Rhino's stage Tornado Fang Acid Burst
Neon Tiger MMX3 - Neon Tiger.png Neon Tiger's stage Ray Splasher Spinning Blade

Other Bosses

Name Sprite Description Stage Weakness
Maoh the Giant MMX3 - Maoh the Giant.png Opening stage N/A
Press Disposer MMX3 - Press Disposer.png This boss is only fought if both Bit and Byte were destroyed with a weakness in their miniboss fights; otherwise, Godkarmachine O Inary will replace it. Dr. Doppler stage 1 Ray Splasher
Tornado Fang
Godkarmachine O Inary File:MMX3 - Godkarmachine O Inary.png This boss is only fought if either Bit or Byte was *not* destroyed with a weakness in his miniboss fight; otherwise, the Press Disposer will replace it. Dr. Doppler stage 1 Ray Splasher
Volt Kurageil MMX3 - Volt Kurageil.png This boss is only fought if Vile was destroyed with a weakness in Vile's stage; otherwise, the Goliath will replace it. Dr. Doppler stage 2 Frost Shield
Triad Thunder
Goliath File:MMX3 - Goliath.png A powerful Ride Armor piloted by Vile. The fight is very similar to Vile Mk-II's first phase in his own stage, but the arena is wider and the boss will create temporary walls that X can climb on.

This boss is only fought if Vile was *not* destroyed with a weakness in his own stage; otherwise, Volt Kurageil will replace it.
Dr. Doppler stage 2 (Vile) Parasitic Bomb
Tornado Fang
Dr. Doppler MMX3 - Dr. Doppler.png Dr. Doppler stage 3 Acid Burst
Sigma File:MMX3 - Sigma.png Dr. Doppler stage 4 Frost Shield
Spinning Blade
Kaiser Sigma File:MMX3 - Kaiser Sigma.png Sigma's second form can only be harmed with charged X-Buster shots (or the Z-Saber if it has been unlocked). Dr. Doppler stage 4 X-Buster (charged)
Sigma Virus File:MMX3 - Sigma Virus.png Sigma's true form floats upwards through a vertical shaft and causes lava to rise up from the bottom. It cannot be harmed and must simply be chased to the top, though it will try to ram into X to make him fall into the lava. Dr. Doppler stage 4 N/A

Weapons

Name Sprite Description
X-Buster File:MMX3 - X-Buster.png
Acid Burst MMX3 - Acid Burst.png
Frost Shield MMX3 - Frost Shield.png
Gravity Well MMX3 - Gravity Well.png
Parasitic Bomb MMX3 - Parasitic Bomb.png
Ray Splasher MMX3 - Ray Splasher.png
Spinning Blade MMX3 - Spinning Blade.png
Tornado Fang MMX3 - Tornado Fang.png
Triad Thunder MMX3 - Triad Thunder.png

Stages

Items

Name Sprite Description
Energy (small) File:MMX3 - Energy (small).png
Energy (large) File:MMX3 - Energy (large).png
Weapon Energy (small) File:MMX3 - Weapon Energy (small).png
Weapon Energy (large) File:MMX3 - Weapon Energy (large).png
1-Up File:MMX3 - 1-Up.png

Upgrades

Name Sprite Description Stage(s)
Heart Tank File:MMX3 - Heart Tank.png
Sub-Tank File:MMX3 - Sub-Tank.png

Ride Armors

Name Sprite Description Stage(s)
Chimera Ride Armor File:MMX3 - Chimera Ride Armor.png Blast Hornet's stage
Frog Ride Armor File:MMX3 - Frog Ride Armor.png
Hawk Ride Armor File:MMX3 - Hawk Ride Armor.png
Kangaroo Ride Armor File:MMX3 - Kangaroo Ride Armor.png
Ride Armor platform File:MMX3 - Ride Armor platform.png Can be stepped on to summon and use any of the available Ride Armors.

Armor Upgrades

MMX - Dr. Light Capsule.png

X may step into Light Capsules to obtain a piece of the Third Armor from Dr. Light's hologram.

Name Sprite Description Stage
Head parts File:MMX3 - Head parts.png
Body parts File:MMX3 - Body parts.png
Leg parts File:MMX3 - Leg parts.png
Arm parts File:MMX3 - Arm parts.png

Enhancement Chips

MMX3 - Pink Light Capsule.png

Special Pink Light Capsules are hidden that allow X to obtain an enhancement chip for one of his parts, assuming he has already acquired the respective Third Armor piece. Only one of these chips can be installed, unless X obtains the secret Gold Armor, which upgrades him with all of the chips' effects simultaneously.

Name Sprite Description Stage
Head chip File:MMX3 - Head chip.png
Body chip File:MMX3 - Body chip.png
Leg chip File:MMX3 - Leg chip.png
Arm chip (Hyper Charge) File:MMX3 - Arm chip.png
Gold Armor File:MMX3 - Gold Armor.png

People

Relation to other games

Ports, Remakes and Compilations

Mega Man X Legacy Collection

Achievements
Icon Title Unlocked by Related Games
File:MMXLC - Fight Fair!.png Fight Fair! Destroy Vile MK-2's Ride Armor (DRA-00) in Mega Man X3. Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - Half the Saga.png Half the Saga Complete Mega Man X1, X2, X3, and X4. Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3 and Mega Man X4
File:MMXLC - Always Believe in Your Soul.png Always Believe in Your Soul Obtain the Hyper Chip in Mega Man X3. Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - He's Actually Called Vava.png He's Actually Called Vava Complete the opening stage of any game in both the English and Japanese versions. Mega Man X, Mega Man X2, Mega Man X3 and Mega Man X4
File:MMXLC - Power Isn't Everything.png Power Isn't Everything Reach Byte without a Ride Armor and win without the aid of special weapons in Mega Man X3. Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - Third Armor.png Third Armor Obtain all four armor parts in Mega Man X3. Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - To Save Mankind.png To Save Mankind Complete Mega Man X3 (cannot be earned in Rookie Hunter mode). Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - All Units Stand By.png All Units Stand By Obtain all four Ride Armor chips in Mega Man X3. Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - Persistence Isn't Everything.png Persistence Isn't Everything Reach Vile MK-2 without a Ride Armor and win without the aid of special weapons in Mega Man X3. Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - Speed Isn't Everything.png Speed Isn't Everything Reach Bit without a Ride Armor and win without the aid of special weapons in Mega Man X3. Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - X-Treme Danger.png X-Treme Danger Defeat Kaiser Sigma without the Hyper Chip in Mega Man X3. Mega Man X3
File:MMXLC - He Wanted You to Have This.png He Wanted You to Have This Receive Zero's beam saber in Mega Man X3 Mega Man X3


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