A hero is a person noted for their courageous actions. Heroes can be anyone and anywhere. They can be anyone from any walk of life, they have just behaved in an extraordinary way, and usually to help other people. They can be a local hero who perhaps helps to save somebody’s animal or saves a drowning child. Or they can be the main characters in books and films. The hero of a film can be a woman or man who the audience is rooting for. For example, Katniss Everdeen is the hero of the Hunger Games trilogy. She is both the hero of the story and the hero in the courageous sense of the word. She is very brave; she nominates herself for the Hunger Games and takes the place of her younger sister.

What are the qualities of a hero?

A hero has various qualities that make him admired by everyone. Some of these qualities include sacrifice for something valued, determination to resolve issues, loyalty to other, and courage to meet danger. Other qualities are dedication, being selfless, compassion for others, and gallantry. A hero should also have perseverance, fortitude, and a vulnerable flaw.

What is the purpose of a hero in storytelling?

Heroes in storytelling are able to serve 3 purposes for readers. They heal physic wounds, inspire readers to action, and promote personal growth. Heroes in storytelling perform actions that are highly valued by the community. The classic hero is the underdog and audiences identify, root, and sees heroes to be inspiring when they triumph and accomplish their mission.

Can ordinary people be heroes?

Yes, ordinary people can be heroes. They can by standing up for what is right and making actions that are good for the world. Also, people can volunteer and join organizations that help others. Everyone has a hero in their personal lives and it can be their family members, school teachers, or mentors. People can also be heroes through their professions like firemen, police, or soldiers.

Heroes Guides
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6’1” | 1.85 m
December 25, 2005
10th Doctor
185.000
2005.00
17000
3D
10th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
April 3, 2010
11th Doctor
183.000
2010.00
13300
3D
11th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
August 23, 2014
12th Doctor
183.000
2014.00
11300
3D
12th Doctor
5’6” | 1.68 m
October 7, 2018
13th Doctor
168.000
2018.00
17800
3D
13th Doctor
5’8” | 1.73 m
November 23, 1963
1st Doctor
173.000
1963.00
5600
3D
1st Doctor
6’3” | 1.91 m
December 28, 1974
4th Doctor
191.000
1974.00
8000
3D
4th Doctor
6’0” | 1.83 m
March 26, 2005
9th Doctor
183.000
2005.00
10700
3D
9th Doctor
5'11" | 1.81 m
1983 (Episode VI: Return of the Jedi)
Admiral Ackbar
181.000
1983.00
38000
3D
Admiral Ackbar
Albus Dumbledore
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-D
Guide-2-A
Guide-2-D
Guide-3-A
105000
6’1” | 1.85 m (Harris); 6’0” | 1.83 m (Gambon)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Albus Dumbledore
183.000
1998.00
105000
3D
Albus Dumbledore
5’11” | 1.80 m
2010
Amy Pond
180.000
2010.00
15000
3D
Amy Pond
6’0” | 1.83 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Anakin Skywalker
183.000
1999.00
93000
3D
Anakin Skywalker
5’1” | 1.55 m
Arya Stark
155.000
190000
3D
Arya Stark
6’1” | 1.85 m
1981
Ash Williams
185.000
1981.00
22000
3D
Ash Williams
BB-8
53000
26.5” | 67 cm
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
BB-8
67.000
2015.00
53000
3D
BB-8
16” | 40.5 cm
2019 (The Mandalorian)
Baby Yoda | Grogu
40.500
2019.00
122000
3D
Baby Yoda | Grogu
5’4” | 1.63 m
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Buffy Summers
163.000
1992.00
39000
3D
Buffy Summers
6’0” | 1.83 m
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Butch Coolidge
183.000
1994.00
350
3D
Butch Coolidge
C-3PO
60000
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
C-3PO
175.000
1977.00
60000
3D
C-3PO
Chewbacca
109000
7’6” | 2.29 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Chewbacca
229.000
1977.00
109000
3D
Chewbacca
5’2" | 1.57 m
2012
Clara Oswald
157.000
2012.00
9700
3D
Clara Oswald
5’2” | 1.57 m
Daenerys Targaryen
157.000
186000
3D
Daenerys Targaryen
Data
23000
5’11” | 1.80 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Data
180.000
1987.00
23000
3D
Data
5’3” | 1.60 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Deanna Troi
160.000
1987.00
39000
3D
Deanna Troi
6’4” | 1.93 m
Dirty Harry (1971)
Dirty Harry
193.000
1971.00
74700
3D
Dirty Harry
Django
127000
5’9” | 1.75 m
Django Unchained (2012)
Django
175.000
2012.00
127000
3D
Django
5’7” | 1.70 m
Feburary 2, 1953
Dog the Bounty Hunter
170.000
1953.00
81000
3D
Dog the Bounty Hunter
5’7” | 1.70 m
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Elizabeth Swann
170.000
2003.00
8800
3D
Elizabeth Swann
5’10” | 1.78 m
Alien (1979)
Ellen Ripley
178.000
1979.00
14000
3D
Ellen Ripley
5’7” | 1.70 m
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Ethan Hunt
170.000
1996.00
11000
3D
Ethan Hunt
Finn
40000
5’10” | 1.78 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Finn
178.000
2015.00
40000
3D
Finn
Furiosa
11000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Furiosa
178.000
2015.00
11000
3D
Furiosa
5’7” | 1.70 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Geordi La Forge
170.000
1987.00
13000
3D
Geordi La Forge
Han Solo
149000
6’1” | 1.85 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Han Solo
185.000
1977.00
149000
3D
Han Solo
Harry Potter
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-D
Guide-2-F
Guide-2-E
Guide-3-A
809000
5'5" | 1.65 m
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
Harry Potter
165.000
1997.00
809000
3D
Harry Potter
Hermione Granger
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-E
Guide-2-F
Guide-2-E
Guide-3-A
107000
5'5" | 1.65 m
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
Hermione Granger
165.000
1997.00
107000
3D
Hermione Granger
6’1” | 1.85 m
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones
185.000
1981.00
266000
3D
Indiana Jones
Iron Man
383000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Iron Man
185.000
1963.00
383000
3D
Iron Man
Jack Ryan
337000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018)
Jack Ryan
191.000
2018.00
337000
3D
Jack Ryan
5’8” | 1.73 m
Jackie Brown (1997)
Jackie Brown
173.000
1997.00
54000
3D
Jackie Brown
5’9” | 1.75 m
April 7, 1954
Jackie Chan
175.000
1954.00
371000
3D
Jackie Chan
6’2” | 1.88 m
Jaime Lannister
188.000
92000
3D
Jaime Lannister
6’1” | 1.85 m
GoldenEye (1995)
James Bond (Brosnan)
185.000
1995.00
7100
3D
James Bond (Brosnan)
6’2” | 1.88 m
Dr. No (1962)
James Bond (Connery)
188.000
1962.00
10400
3D
James Bond (Connery)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Casino Royale (2006)
James Bond (Craig)
178.000
2006.00
15500
3D
James Bond (Craig)
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Living Daylights (1987)
James Bond (Dalton)
188.000
1987.00
2950
3D
James Bond (Dalton)
6’1” | 1.85 m
Live and Let Die (1973)
James Bond (Moore)
185.000
1973.00
3550
3D
James Bond (Moore)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)
James T. Kirk
178.000
1966.00
55300
3D
James T. Kirk
6’5” | 1.96 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Jar Jar Binks
196.000
1999.00
80000
3D
Jar Jar Binks
5’10” | 1.78 m
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Jason Bourne
178.000
2002.00
105000
3D
Jason Bourne
5’10” | 1.78 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Jean-Luc Picard
178.000
1987.00
26300
3D
Jean-Luc Picard
6’0” | 1.83 m
Die Hard (1988)
John McClane
183.000
1988.00
14000
3D
John McClane
5’10” | 1.78 m
First Blood (1972)
John Rambo
178.000
1972.00
9500
3D
John Rambo
John Wick
926000
6’1” | 1.85 m
John Wick (2014)
John Wick
185.000
2014.00
926000
3D
John Wick
Jon Snow
259000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Jon Snow
173.000
259000
3D
Jon Snow
5’3” | 1.60 m
2016 (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Jyn Erso
160.000
2016.00
45000
3D
Jyn Erso
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Hunger Games (2012)
Katniss Everdeen
175.000
2012.00
37000
3D
Katniss Everdeen
6’2” | 1.88 m
300 (2007)
King Leonidas
188.000
2007.00
13000
3D
King Leonidas
6’0” | 1.83 m
1980 (Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)
Lando Calrissian
183.000
1980.00
60000
3D
Lando Calrissian
5’6” | 1.68 m
Tomb Raider (2018)
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)
168.000
2018.00
101950
3D
Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander)
5’7” | 1.70 m
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)
170.000
2001.00
105100
3D
Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie)
Leeloo
82000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Fifth Element (1997)
Leeloo
175.000
1997.00
82000
3D
Leeloo
5’9” | 1.75 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Luke Skywalker
175.000
1977.00
133000
3D
Luke Skywalker
6’2” | 1.88 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Mace Windu
188.000
1999.00
43000
3D
Mace Windu
Mad Max
147700
5’10” | 1.78 m
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max
178.000
1979.00
147700
3D
Mad Max
5’4” | 1.63 m
Back to the Future (1985)
Marty McFly
163.000
1985.00
48000
3D
Marty McFly
6’0” | 1.83 m
Gladiator (2000)
Maximus Decimus Meridius
183.000
2000.00
8900
3D
Maximus Decimus Meridius
4’1” | 1.24 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Maz Kanata
124.000
2015.00
21000
3D
Maz Kanata
5’9” | 1.75 m
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)
Montgomery Scott
175.000
1966.00
10600
3D
Montgomery Scott
6’0” | 1.83 m
The Matrix (1999)
Morpheus
183.000
1999.00
52000
3D
Morpheus
Neo
99500
6’1” | 1.85 m
The Matrix (1999)
Neo
185.000
1999.00
99500
3D
Neo
Neville Longbottom
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-F
Guide-2-E
Guide-3-A
50000
6’0” | 1.83 m
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
Neville Longbottom
183.000
1997.00
50000
3D
Neville Longbottom
Newt Scamander
Guide-1-A
Guide-2-C
Guide-3-C
67000
6’0” | 1.83 m
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (2001)
Newt Scamander
183.000
2001.00
67000
3D
Newt Scamander
5’10” | 1.78 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Obi-Wan Kenobi
178.000
1977.00
21000
3D
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Odo
19000
6’0” | 1.83 m
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Odo
183.000
1993.00
19000
3D
Odo
5’3” | 1.60 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Padmé Amidala
160.000
1999.00
55800
3D
Padmé Amidala
5’8” | 1.72 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Poe Dameron
172.000
2015.00
38000
3D
Poe Dameron
5’1” | 1.55 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
Princess Leia
155.000
1977.00
132000
3D
Princess Leia
Q
14000
6’4” | 1.93 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Q
193.000
1987.00
14000
3D
Q
6’4” | 1.93 m
1999 (Episode I: The Phantom Menace)
Qui-Gon Jinn
193.000
1999.00
39300
3D
Qui-Gon Jinn
R2-D2
77500
3’7” | 1.09 m
1977 (Episode IV: A New Hope)
R2-D2
109.000
1977.00
77500
3D
R2-D2
Rey
67000
5’7” | 1.70 m
2015 (Episode VII: The Force Awakens)
Rey
170.000
2015.00
67000
3D
Rey
5’7” | 1.70 m
2008
River Song
170.000
2008.00
24000
3D
River Song
3’1” | .95 m
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Rocket Raccoon
95.000
1976.00
60000
3D
Rocket Raccoon
Ron Weasley
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-F
Guide-2-E
Guide-3-A
49000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997)
Ron Weasley
173.000
1997.00
49000
3D
Ron Weasley
5’2” | 1.57 m
2017 (Episode VII: The Last Jedi)
Rose Tico
157.000
2017.00
21000
3D
Rose Tico
5’5” | 1.65 m
2005
Rose Tyler
165.000
2005.00
9500
3D
Rose Tyler
5’9” | 1.75 m
Sansa Stark
175.000
123000
3D
Sansa Stark
5’6” | 1.68 m
The Terminator (1984)
Sarah Connor
168.000
1984.00
45000
3D
Sarah Connor
5’8” | 1.73 m
Star Trek Voyager (1997)
Seven of Nine
173.000
1997.00
50000
3D
Seven of Nine
Sirius Black
Guide-1-A
Guide-1-C
Guide-2-A
Guide-3-A
61000
5'9" | 1.75 m
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999)
Sirius Black
175.000
1999.00
61000
3D
Sirius Black
Spock
53000
6’0” | 1.83 m
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)
Spock
183.000
1966.00
53000
3D
Spock
6’2” | 1.88 m
The Terminator (1984)
T-800 Terminator
188.000
1984.00
235000
3D
T-800 Terminator
5’11” | 1.85 m
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
The Bride
185.000
2003.00
5900
3D
The Bride
5’7” | 1.70 m
July 3, 1962
Tom Cruise
170.000
1962.00
617000
3D
Tom Cruise
5’8” | 1.73 m
The Matrix (1999)
Trinity
173.000
1999.00
9500
3D
Trinity
4’5” | 1.35 m
Tyrion Lannister
135.000
93000
3D
Tyrion Lannister
5’11” | 1.80 m
2017 (Episode VII: The Last Jedi)
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
180.000
2017.00
2800
3D
Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
5’11” | 1.80 m
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Will Turner
180.000
2003.00
10000
3D
Will Turner
5’10” | 1.78 m
Braveheart (1995)
William Wallace
178.000
1995.00
85000
3D
William Wallace
Worf
24000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
Worf
191.000
1987.00
24000
3D
Worf
Seven of Nine
Size comparison drawings of Seven of Nine comparing the heights of other related characters from Star Trek

Seven of Nine is a fictional character in the science-fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. Seven of Nine was born a human female but was assimilated by the Borg as a child and adapted with cybernetic technology. Seven was liberated by the USS Voyager in the year 2374. She joins the crew and helps fight for the implementation of justice in lawless parts of the gallery. As a drone, she has high level abilities; acute eyesight, an eidetic memory and super strength.

Seven of Nine is portrayed by Jeri Lynn Ryan with a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Seven of Nine with height measurements
Seven of Nine is a fictional character in the science-fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. Seven of Nine was born a human female but was assimilated by the Borg as a child and adapted with cybernetic technology. Seven was liberated by the USS Voyager in the year 2374.

Seven of Nine is portrayed by Jeri Lynn Ryan with a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Seven of Nine with height measurements
Seven of Nine
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5’8” | 1.73 m
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Species: Borg/Human

Actor
Jeri Lynn Ryan
First Appearance
Star Trek Voyager (1997)

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Seven of Nine elevations (assorted)

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Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
Height comparison diagram of Spock compared to other Star Trek characters

Spock is one of the most well-known characters from the Star Trek franchise, alongside Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy. He has appeared in the television show, feature films, video games and comics. Spock serves aboard the Starship Enterprise first as a science officer, then a first officer and later as Commander. After retiring from the Starfleet, he works as a Federation Ambassador. Spock is half human and half Vulcan (recognisable by their pointed ears), an extraterrestrial humanoid species. In the original television series, Spock was played by Leonard Nimoy.

Spock is portrayed by Leonard Nimoy with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Spock with overall height
Spock is one of the most well-known characters from the Star Trek franchise, alongside Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy. Spock is half human and half Vulcan (recognisable by their pointed ears), an extraterrestrial humanoid species. Spock was originally played by Leonard Nimoy.

Spock is portrayed by Leonard Nimoy with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Spock with overall height
Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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Species: Vulcan/Human hybrid

Actor
Leonard Nimoy
First Appearance
Star Trek: The Original Series (1966)

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Butch Coolidge
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Butch Coolidge in relation to other Tarantino characters

Butch Coolidge is a retired boxer appearing in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction in 1994. He comes from a patriotic, military family and is incredibly proud man. He is very physically strong, and sometimes aggressive and short-tempered. He beat a boxing opponent to death in the ring when he was angry. However, he loves his girlfriend deeply and is a very sweet and loyal boyfriend. Mob moss Marsellus Wallace bribes Butch to lose his final match in the boxing ring. Butch, thinking he can double-cross Wallace, tries to escape with money made from betting on himself but is captured and nearly killed. Butch Coolidge is played by Bruce Willis.

Butch Coolidge is portrayed by Bruce Willis with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Butch Coolidge labeled with overall height
Butch Coolidge is a retired boxer appearing in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction in 1994. He comes from a patriotic, military family and is incredibly proud man. He is very physically strong, and sometimes aggressive and short-tempered. He beat a boxing opponent to death in the ring when he was angry.

Butch Coolidge is portrayed by Bruce Willis with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Butch Coolidge labeled with overall height
Butch Coolidge
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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Actor
Bruce Willis
First Appearance
Pulp Fiction (1994)

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11th Doctor
Size comparison drawings of the 11th Doctor comparing the heights of other related Doctor Who characters

The 11th Doctor was played by British actor Matt Smith for three seasons. The Doctor is an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space. His time machine is called the TARDIS (short for Time And Relative Dimension In Space) and takes the appearance of an old British-style police box. The 11th Doctor is a sharp dresser; he is usually found in a tweed jacket and bow tie. He is known for his old-fashioned, exuberant and eccentric nature. His companions included Amy Pond (played by Karen Gillan), her husband Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) and Clara Oswald (Jenna-Louise Coleman). He is one of the oldest doctors; he begins to die of old age before regenerating in ‘The Time of the Doctor’.

The 11th Doctor is portrayed by Matt Smith with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of the 11th Doctor with height measurements
The 11th Doctor was played by British actor Matt Smith for three seasons. The Doctor is an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space. His time machine is called the TARDIS (short for Time And Relative Dimension In Space) and takes the appearance of an old British-style police box.

The 11th Doctor is portrayed by Matt Smith with a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of the 11th Doctor with height measurements
11th Doctor
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6’0” | 1.83 m
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Last Appearance: December 25, 2013

Seasons: 3

Actor
Matt Smith
First Appearance
April 3, 2010

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10th Doctor
Height comparison diagram of the 10th Doctor compared to other Doctor Who characters

Scottish actor David Tenant took on the role of the 10th Doctor Who. The Doctor is an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. His time machine is called the TARDIS (short for Time And Relative Dimension In Space) and takes the appearance of an old British-style police box. David Tennant’s Doctor was accompanied by Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper), Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) and Donna Noble (Catherine Tate). The tenth Doctor’s demise took place during the 2010 Christmas special; the Doctor saves the life of Wilfred (grandfather to previous assistant Donna), exposing himself to radiation and thus causing his regeneration. David Tennant’s Doctor is one of the most popular Doctors of all time.

The 10th Doctor is portrayed by David Tennant with a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of the 10th Doctor with overall height
Scottish actor David Tenant took on the role of the 10th Doctor Who. The Doctor is an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey. His time machine is called the TARDIS (short for Time And Relative Dimension In Space) and takes the appearance of an old British-style police box.

The 10th Doctor is portrayed by David Tennant with a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of the 10th Doctor with overall height
10th Doctor
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Last Appearance: January 1, 2010

Seasons: 3

Actor
David Tennant
First Appearance
December 25, 2005

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