While Gohan thought he was doing actual damage and wearing him down, Freza was simply waiting to transform the entire time. In the movie, Frieza defeats him cold with a single punch. It’s this newfound resolve which allows him to fly back into the fray and save his father from Vegeta’s wrath. It’s this lack of strength that allows Shisami to grab ahold of Gohan and nearly snap his spine. Seriously? By trapping him, Gohan can use his Ultimate form to do serious damage, albeit by also placing himself in the cage. After all, he very nearly lost to a man who was a frog for several decades. Against Buu, however, Gohan couldn’t even land a proper hit in. If he would still be as uber as in the buu saga, which is the official "end" of canon DB and the base of BoG and "Frieza Saga II", they wouldn't have a chance to introduce the blue hair god because Gohan would kick ass and call it a day. It’s a look that works well for him in the original series as it’s fairly fresh and always works in benefit of the story, but, take the concept to an extreme, belittling Gohan to a character who exists only to get pummelled by the villains. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. In Gohan's defense, there was really no way he could be perceptive enough to realize he was clearly being tricked. If he was so smart with just homeschooling, why did he attend public school at all? He fails spectacularly in stopping Baby, and he honestly only makes the situation all the worse by giving him a significantly stronger host body. He can beat Buu. One of the things he experienced was the strange, power-ranger-esque antics of the Ginyu Force, who made flashy poses before attacking their enemies. "I know! Only by losing to Nappa can Gohan realize the importance of fighting back. Don't you think he should've grown up to be more like his future counterpart instead of his pathetic nerdy self. Buutenks = Buuccolo - (Goten + Trunks) + Gotenks so surely the power difference from Buuccolo to Buutenks isn't enough to overpower Gohan and Goku seeing as Goku is stronger than Gotenks and therefore makes up for the … Why? "This isn't worth my time," Gohan retorted. In-universe, it’s a reminder of just how low Gohan has sunk. Regardless, this does mean Gohan should have been able to defeat him easily even as a regular Super Saiyan. It's not as though this is unthinkable, but it does raise a few questions. Doubly so for the Baby saga where just about every named character gets possessed by the titular villain. Hard as Gohan might try, there is absolutely nothing he can do in the face of first form Frieza. , he does not immediately transform into a Super Saiyan and gets tossed around like a doll. Luckily, Goku does show up just in time to save his son, but the damage is done. He even gets to beat down on Gohan just like Vegeta! This is an important loss, not just for Gohan, but for the saga as a whole. For the longest time, this was the last time fans could see Gohan in action, and even writing “in action” felt like the world’s biggest stretch. Gohan doesn’t even get the honor of losing to Super 17 on his own. Piccolo appears as well, apologetic that he couldn't stop Chi-Chi. Goten is the first major casualty, but it doesn’t take long for Gohan to fall victim to Baby’s body jacking shenanigans. Every character does it. Gohan’s lack of action in the anime also leads to Piccolo, once again, sacrificing himself to save his pupil. In order to counter Dyspo’s speed, Gohan devices with Frieza a plan where the latter forms a cage of Ki around the Pride Trooper to lock him into place. Gohan might have had the most potential for this upgrade, but that doesn't mean the Old Kai couldn't do the same for all the Z-fighters. Like we said, we know they are there to make him look smarter, but there's no way he actually needs them. It gets go bad that Goku, a fighter significantly weaker than Gohan at this point, needs to head down to Earth in order to lend his son a helping hand. For once, Gohan’s loss ends up leading to victory. The world may never know. When that threat ends, Gohan reverts back to his clothing received from Piccolo when Cooler invades some time later. You know things are bad when you can't even beat discount Cell. Piccolo’s defeat at Nappa’s hand is a reminder to Gohan of the destruction battle brings. As much of a loss this is for Gohan, it’s the kind that really works for his character arc. Gohan initially looked identical to his present counterpart at certain events, though his looks significantly changes the older he gets. Buu is a character visually designed to be underestimated, and his complete triumph over Gohan shows just how dangerous of an opponent he is. But, this is sort of expected, since Akira Toriyama isn't exactly known for filling in every blank of the Dragon Ball lore. Baby doesn't even bother keeping Gohan's body as his personal host. He used a ki blast, trapped Gohan in a triple Galactic Donut, and used the Kamikaze Ghost Attack. Put yourself in Gohan’s shoes for a second. As the only hero who can stand up to them, the Androids keep him alive only as a plaything. From the time first time we saw him at four-years old to his present day family life, here are 15 unanswered questions we have about Gohan. Instantaneous Movement, or Instant Transmission in the Funimation dub, is easily one of Goku’s best techniques, if not his best. It’s a look that works well for him in the original series as it’s fairly fresh and always works in benefit of the story, but GT and Super take the concept to an extreme, belittling Gohan to a character who exists only to get pummelled by the villains. It was said that Ultimate Gohan was stronger than Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks, meaning that he was the strongest he, or any other Z-fighter had ever been. He’s Goku’s son and Pan’s father, but that doesn’t mean anything of value for Toei. Jaffar wrote: Strider Hiryu wrote: Proving his antics quite further that he lets everyone else do the work. Visually, it almost seems like Gohan might do something significant, but we all know how this game plays out. Why didn't he attend public school earlier? If Tree of Might were canon, this would be legitimately scarring. It’s a technique we only ever see him take advantage of in the original series which makes it all the more interesting when Gohan faces off against Jimeze in the Tournament of Power. Just the fact he has to go over anything basic is bad enough in its own right, but it doesn’t even lead to anything meaningful as Gohan does nothing for the next two arcs. Only by losing to Nappa can Gohan realize the importance of fighting back. It had been dreadfully boring, until he and his friends were put up against a … This is a character who fights often, but wins little. All Gohan can do is flee and toss in a few loose punches and kicks while Buutenks has his way with the ultimate warrior. There's no logical reason why Gohan would be nearsighted or would need reading glasses being a half-Saiyan, so why does he wear them? But didn't utilize it in time. It’s a brutal and exceptionally cruel tactic that pits father against son in a way the series proper never explored. Unable to handle Dyspo’s extreme speed, Gohan realizes that the only way to knock out the Pride Trooper would be with a well executed sacrifice. Fan reactions eventually reversed this decision, but Gohan still got a ton of time in the spotlight in the Cell and Majin Buu sagas. In all adaptations Buuccolo is said to be nothing compared to Ultimate Gohan. He tosses him through buildings, repeatedly pummels him, and hangs him off a loose pole. Because Gotenks and TEQ Buu banners are getting close and I'll not have stones for them. So, why did he just let his brother go without this essential skill for warriors. Dragon Ball Z ends with Gohan at the top of the totem pole. I thought he could but people tell me he couldn't wasn't Goku stronger than Perfect Cell Gohan was one of the few Z-fighters who never saw Cell before he fought him, yet the Cell in his dream was an accurate representation of the real thing. shouted Trunks. Did their poses and antics seep into Gohan's subconscious and turn into his idea of what "cool" was? That’s when Gohan was chosen to fight in his place, as Goku understood that only Gohan had the physical capabilities to go Super Saiyan 2 and beat him for good. That’s right, Frieza absolutely crushes Gohan in. Gurd, otherwise known as Guldo in the Funimation dub, nearly skewers both Krillin and Gohan during their first fight against the Ginyu Force. In both Dragon Ball Super and the epilogue of Dragon Ball Z, Gohan is seen wearing glasses. For once, an enemy gets to use the overpowered teleportation technique and it lives up to its reputation. Was it harder to get into college when he only attended one year of high school? Not only that, he has two more transformations that’ll basically heal him up, dragging the fight out even longer. You’d really think Gohan would have learned his lesson in underestimating his opponents by the Buu saga. When he loses, it absolutely should be a big deal. Unfortunately, Frieza can’t handle the keeping his Ki in place and Dyspo breaks free. The Tournament of Power’s exhibition match is particularly interesting considering it’s anime-exclusive content that likely wasn’t in Toriyama’s outline. Come the Tournament of Power, however, and Piccolo is once again pushing Gohan to his absolute limits. It’s this newfound resolve which allows him to fly back into the fray and save his father from Vegeta’s wrath. In the movie, Frieza defeats him cold with a single punch. Gohan’s destiny in. Gohan's worst fears, a world where Cell wins, are realized in this dream, and Goku has to shake him out of the nightmare. At that point, Goku had already been defeated with relative ease. He ended, as the series’ strongest character and now he’s struggling to turn Super Saiyan. This one isn't too much of a stretch, since the nightmare was put in for dramatic effect, but it still left us with an unanswered question. Buutenks is over twice as powerful than Super Buu. 6 years ago. Kid Buu can't possibly be stronger than Buuhan or Buutenks just as Goku can't … Doubly so for the Baby saga where just about every named character gets possessed by the titular villain. If Frieza didn’t show up in time to rescue his fellow team mate, it’s entirely likely Jimeze would have eventually wore Gohan down and eliminated him without breaking a sweat. This especially goes for Son Gohan. His body is limp, nobody’s around to save him, and it’s only a matter of time before his consciousness fades. Some of the stuff you said isn't quite true (I haven't gotten that far in the anime yet, but I own the manga). While other fights use this concept to show Gohan getting defeated by brute force, Lavender uses strategy in order to subdue Gohan. It just goes to show you can’t outgrow your Piccolo. 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I hope you liked Gohan’s fight with Cell because that’s exactly what his fight with Bojack is in. Obviously that doesn’t happen, otherwise, we’d have no film. Or maybe it was because he has frightening memories of these poses and the bad guys who made them and thinks they will intimidate his enemies? Looking at Goten and Trunks, he said, "You two couldn't finish him as Gotenks Super Saiyan Three. Along with the screen time, Gohan also lost the ability to be useful in any meaningful way. The fight against Frieza is a masterclass in psychological destruction. He may have been the strongest character by the end of. The Buu saga is all about him learning to take responsibility and stay in shape, yet the Baby saga shows him fumbling when the time comes to protect the Earth without his father. Even after Kaioshin’s repeated warnings that Majin Buu must by no means be awakened, Gohan tries his luck at fighting the freshly awakened Djinn. This time, he switches bodies with Tagoma and gives Gohan the second of his three. Although Gohan surpasses Piccolo multiple times throughout the course of the original series, most notably permanently by the Cell Games, the Namekian still commands quite a deal of respect from his pupil, especially in Dragon Ball Super where Gohan has slacked off considerably. , but the journey getting there, and the journey after, had him getting wrecked in battle time and time again. Where Vegeta destroyed Gohan and was then defeated by Gohan suddenly turning into an Oozaru, Tullece actually beats Gohan to a pulp in order to weaponize his Oozaru form against Goku. This is Gohan’s last “fight” in the anime continuity. Unable to handle Dyspo’s extreme speed, Gohan realizes that the only way to knock out the Pride Trooper would be with a well executed sacrifice. is a genuinely awful time for Gohan. While he loses a lot in, , those losses serve to develop his character or build tension for the story, sometimes both. It really cannot be understated just how much Gohan gets destroyed in battle. Also Boo threw out the big guns against Gohan yet couldn't kill him. This is an important loss, not just for Gohan, but for the saga as a whole. Piccolo lost his life, the Dragon Balls are gone, and Gohan suffered an emotional and physical defeat. Goten is the first major casualty, but it doesn’t take long for Gohan to fall victim to Baby’s body jacking shenanigans. are his fault and reflect terribly on him, his defeat at Beerus’ hand really isn’t that humiliating. In the Saiyan saga, Piccolo outright beats bravery into Gohan with some seriously intense training and Gohan later trained with Piccolo again during the three-year gap before the Android assault. Realizing just how badly he botched Frieza’s revival, Gohan has Piccolo retrain him the basics. What’s particularly sad about Gohan’s fight against Nappa is that he had the perfect chance to do some serious damage, but he froze and couldn’t act when the time came to attack. Instead of coordinating their attacks accordingly, Gohan simply rushes in with no rhyme or reason hoping that he and 17 can handle the fight on their own. If anything, I'm sure Goku knew of Vegito power level, even if he didn't display it during his fight against Buu and he still knew for a fact he couldn't do anything to Beerus. Gohan thinks of Piccolo like a second father and Piccolo loves Gohan like a son, easily one of the strongest relationships in the series. It’s this lack of strength that allows Shisami to grab ahold of Gohan and nearly snap his spine. It also works as a tool to show just how powerful Beerus is. It’s… weirdly brutal, right up there with Reacoom. Ever since Piccolo first trained Gohan as a kid, the two have formed a deep relationship, one that rivals that of Gohan and Goku. (I think that means that he's referring to the strongest version of Cell, Super Perfect Cell, because Goku tends to refer back to his enemies as their strongest or last seen form). Psychologically, though, he simply didn’t want to fight so he didn’t. Buu annihilates both Kaioshin and Gohan, with the latter almost losing his life. As a result, his match with Lavender can’t really see him winning. Goku loses more than he wins in Dragon Ball Z; Vegeta loses against every single arc villain, and Piccolo didn’t win a single fight between the Buu saga and the Tournament of Power. In the Frieza saga, Ginyu believes that switching bodies with Goku will make him an unstoppable fighter. We have a hard time believing that, since they were very close in the Majin Buu saga. So, how did he know what he looked like? In fact, it would be incredibly useful if all the Z-fighters, especially the Saiyans, could use all of their potential power without having to go Super Saiyan and experience the energy drain that comes with it. Gohan has it rough. He can’t even turn Super Saiyan 2 since he has no emotional trigger to guide him. Why only Gohan? This time, he switches bodies with Tagoma and gives Gohan the second of his three Resurrection F beatings. Where it works for Beerus, however, it doesn’t exactly work for Broly. :LOS GO GOHAN!" Gohan Vs Buutenks Shintani. This time, though, Gohan is making great use of his Ultimate state. Unfortunately for Gohan, he’s the type of fighter who likes to play with his food and Buu ends up fleeing. We know that Mr. Satan gifted him and Videl a house, and he most likely provides financial support for them too, but that still doesn't tell us what it is Gohan does during the day. He and Videl have gotten married and had a child together, Pan, both of whom he supports by... uh... wait, what exactly does he do? Gohan can’t go Ultimate, can’t subdue his brother, and ends up gets his body stolen by Baby. One of the biggest discussions among Dragon Ball fans is the question of wether or not Goku is a bad dad; a conversation that often leads to pointing out Piccolo as the better caretaker of Gohan. If you’re going to be a martial artist in Toriyama’s Dragon World, it’s only natural you accept the fact you’re going to lose. Hirudegarn 2nd form Vs Buutenks Dragon Ball / DBZ / GT Anime/Manga Chat plays so heavily into. Secondly, Gohan was weakened by his other arm, now that's undebatable. Because they like Kid Buu. A good rule of thumb to live by: if you’re in, and your name’s not Goku, don’t bother doing anything. Bojack legitimately almost won. Although Gohan surpasses Piccolo multiple times throughout the course of the original series, most notably permanently by the Cell Games, the Namekian still commands quite a deal of respect from his pupil, especially in. Essentially, it was going Super Saiyan 2 without the power draining effects that the transformation usually had. Maybe he doesn't take up one of the rooms and he just sleeps on the roof or something, but it sure seems like he stays by them as much as possible, which isn't a bad thing. It goes without saying that Bojack beats down Gohan pretty bad, arguably worse than Cell all things considered. He goes into his last fight with so much confidence only to discover the Androids never saw him more than as a way to kill boredom. A five-year-old boy has just had his neck snapped by a grown man and is slowly fading away on the ground. Not only does he have to get beaten into the ground during the actual series, the movies also tend to use him as a battering ram for the main villains. Needless to say, it does not go well by any means whatsoever. Not only is he forced to watch the Z-fighters perish in combat against the Androids, he’s made a fool of by them time and time again. Just like with Nappa, Goku arrives right in time, but there’s an added moment of panic when Goku has to force the Senzu down Gohan’s throat. Psychologically, though, he simply didn’t want to fight so he didn’t. Goku loses more than he wins in. Cell showed up and killed his mother right before his very eyes, easily the worst nightmare Gohan had ever had. If the film followed Dragon Ball’s own pre-established logic, Bojack should have taken Gohan’s life That doesn’t make for a good movie, though, so Gohan gets back up, turns Super Saiyan 2, and wins a fight he should have lost. - SSjin 3 Goku vs Super Buutenks (Full Power) = Fight barely lasts 5 or so minutes, but Goku actually manages to tussle with Buutenks, blast him away with ki (better than anything Gohan managed) and even engage in a super-speed clash. The horror doesn’t end there, however, as Goku doesn’t arrive right away. If Gohan slacked off on his training just a bit more, he wouldn’t be able to turn SSJ and Shisami would have broken him on the spot. without ever transforming. In a moment of foolhardy brilliance, Gohan latches on to the Beerus-look alike and demands Frieza blast them both off the stage. If the film followed. Gohan was only five years old when he was on planet Namek, meaning he went through some of the most traumatic experiences a person could go through before he hit puberty. Actually, this raises another question: why was Goku willing to share a body with his son to begin with? In the manga, Piccolo even brings a bag of Senzu beans with him to train Gohan, implying he’s putting him through the training of a lifetime. level 2. Since his arc in the ToP is tied to relearning how to be useful, winning in the exhibition would mean potentially capping his arc early. Gohan was the strongest warrior they had by far at the time. It doesn’t help Gohan’s case that it this point he’s barely strong enough in his base form to trigger the Super Saiyan transformation. The studio knew there were only two people who wore the suit, yet they didn't realize the VERY agile stuntman was the one wearing it during the fight? Unfortunately for him, he has no clue how to access any of Goku’s techniques and ends up getting destroyed by Gohan and Krillin. , it’s only natural that Omega Shenron outclass Gohan in every respect. Gohan was on death’s door before his dad’s spirit showed up to save him. So then, what exactly is it that Gohan does for a living? It’s even commented on in-universe that Gohan is commiting a rookie mistake by trying to fight in-sync with someone he’s never fought with. Did he not know Goten couldn't fly? My money is on Goku and Gohan which is why I'm saying Goku shouldn't have tried to fuse with Gohan. Were it not for Android 16’s head getting crushed, Gohan wouldn’t have found the will to fight back. Even when Gohan tosses the Genki Dama at Vegeta, the Prince comes back unphased ready to obliterate Gohan. Overall there's a simle reason why Gohan gets downplayed: plot convenience. It also works as a tool to show just how powerful Beerus is. is to keep his head down and lose to the arc villains so daddy can get his precious screen time and save the day. were canon, this would be legitimately scarring. Well, technically it’s Gohan, but the distinction is pretty important. While other fights use this concept to show Gohan getting defeated by brute force, Lavender uses strategy in order to subdue Gohan. 5K Views. We know he's not a professor's assistant, since he turned down that job offer to be there for his daughter, so what does he do? Just like with Nappa, Goku arrives right in time, but there’s an added moment of panic when Goku has to force the Senzu down Gohan’s throat. That means that Gohan most likely only attended public school for his senior year. It's true. Although Vegeta has been worn down, and hough Gohan is fighting with new conviction, Vegeta still manages to maintain the upper hand throughout the fight. And you also shouldn’t be viewing this in the lens of Super until DBS actually gets to this portion of the story, because things have to change for it to make sense. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. He achieved the form of Super … mystic gohan = 150 buutenks = 205 that allows mystic gohan to easily own super buu being 50% stronger and allows buutenks to have a noticeable edge over mystic gohan being 36% stronger. In Dragon Ball Super, Gohan has grown into what his mother wanted for him, to be a scholar instead of a fighter. Unfortunately for him, he has no clue how to access any of Goku’s techniques and ends up getting destroyed by Gohan and Krillin. It’s a morbid dose of reality that really brings home just how terrifying the Ginyu Force, and by extension Frieza, are. Unfortunately, he underestimated his opponent and nearly paid the price. He may have been the strongest character by the end of Dragon Ball Z, but the journey getting there, and the journey after, had him getting wrecked in battle time and time again. Through defeat comes true strength. Come the time of Dragon Ball Super, the two are still close, so close that Piccolo hangs around their house and babysits Pan, becoming an expert at it to the point that Videl calls him Pan's "Uncle Piccolo.". Despite this, Gohan's identity remains unknown. ends with him eliminating himself from the Tournament of Power. Broly absolutely dominates Gohan into oblivion. , it perhaps goes without saying that Gohan is still the strongest unfused character in the series by the beginning of the film. He fails spectacularly in stopping Baby, and he honestly only makes the situation all the worse by giving him a significantly stronger host body. While Super Saiyan 3 Goku didn't stand a chance against Baby Vegeta, upon fighting Uub, Baby was quick to claim that he was stronger than Trunks, Gohan, and Goten combined. We, as an audience, have a frame of reference for Broly whereas we don’t for the God of Destruction: he’s as strong as Perfect Cell. At this point, Gohan isn’t in the tip-top shape he needs to be and he pays for it. is in no way consistent with power scaling, but that’s just humiliating if taken as fact. Gohan’s Oozaru form is mindless, after all, so there’s some natural drama in his father having to subdue him. Or 2 for that matter. Gohan gained his Ultimate form when the Old Kai performed a long and ridiculous ceremony to unlock his full power. For the longest time, this was the last time fans could see Gohan in action, and even writing “in action” felt like the world’s biggest stretch. In Age 764, Gohan wore the Saiyan armor he received on Namek during Freeza and King Cold's invasion on Earth. Then, in the Buu saga, he was a teenager attending high school, eventually growing into an adult with a job and a family in Dragon Ball Super. A good rule of thumb to live by: if you’re in Dragon Ball GT and your name’s not Goku, don’t bother doing anything. Gohan’s defeat also allows Super Saiyan God to come off all the better. Someone like Kid Buu who adapts super quickly, is a great fighter and is unpredictable as hell which makes him more dangerious than Super Buu would have beaten Gohan in that fight. That said, Lavender still nearly defeats Gohan and it’s really luck more than anything that allowed Gohan to tie. The last of Gohan’s three great defeats in, is by far his most humiliating. Remember, he told us that merging with Vegeta wouldn't stop Beerus (and again, Goku didn't get the same treatment Vegeta got, the 10% added power). Gohan went from being DBZ’s deuteragonist to just another face in the ground in the transition to GT. In a moment of foolhardy brilliance, Gohan latches on to the Beerus-look alike and demands Frieza blast them both off the stage. Gohan’s fight with Vegeta, while definitely understated compared to the absolutely stellar Goku versus Vegeta, is an important moment in. Come Super’s adaptation of Resurrection F, Ginyu is back and he’s ready for revenge. After spending an entire anime losing match after match, he finally loses one in style. film, this is the first of three to star someone who’s not Goku as the main character. The least embarrassing, but still embarrassing, defeats Gohan undergoes is against Shisami. . Gohan is only a half-breed and more importantly, not a threat to him. Wait, what? This fight is honestly more sad than it is embarrassing. In the Frieza saga, Ginyu believes that switching bodies with Goku will make him an unstoppable fighter. And Super Saiyan 2 kid Gohan was the beastliest ***** CHARACTER EVER! Through defeat comes true strength. At one point, though, this ends up working in his favor and the two come incredibly close to knocking Toppo off the stage. The least embarrassing, but still embarrassing, defeats Gohan undergoes is against Shisami. It’s only made worse by the fact that Shisami is implied to be around as strong as Dodoria and Zarbon. Gohan can’t go Ultimate, can’t subdue his brother, and ends up gets his body stolen by Baby. film, this movie saw Tullece coming to Earth in a pseudo-retelling of the Saiyan invasion at the end of the Saiyan saga. This time, though, Gohan is making great use of his Ultimate state. DBS, itself, has two instances where Piccolo tries to train the Ultimate back into Gohan. 2: Buutenks have memories of Gohan through Piccolo who is like a second father or older brother figure to Gohan and knows Gohan's Every Move and what makes him tick. Every time he shows up to fight them, they treat it like a game. 3: Buu is a More Intelligent and Have The Creativity of SS3 Gotenks. Gohan does not manage to get a single reliable hit in during his fight against Jimeze. We get that it was a life or death situation, and that Gohan was the only powerful warrior he could chose, but were there no second thoughts that crossed his mind while knowing that he would be permanently fused with his own son? So with a SSJ3 Gotenks, he had the power to beat Gohan. When you really think about it Gohan's got a horrible enough record as is. Why was this? Almost as soon as Vegeta saves him from Gurd, Gohan is thrust into a fight against Reacoom. Come, , Ginyu is back and he’s ready for revenge. It also features Gohan coming incredibly close to defeat multiple times. It’s an embarrassing reminder of the importance of training and one that guides Gohan’s character arc for the rest of the Buu saga. This is a character who fights often, but wins little. In the anime, he delights in torturing Gohan by shooting death beams at his limbs until he collapses. 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