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The Skylanders are legendary heroes and champions, protectors of their world, Skylands, as well as the main playable characters in the Skylanders series. Using their powerful abilities, the Skylanders have defended their world for generations, keeping peace and balance.

At one point, Kaos banished many of the Skylanders to Earth, while others arrived by different means. Far away from the magic of Skylands, they shrunk and turned into immobile figures, requiring a Portal of Power in order to return to Skylands and come back to life.

Recruited by Portal Masters or graduated from Skylanders Academy, a new Skylander's image is engraved onto The Book of Skylanders and is bound to it.

Abilities

Each Skylander is aligned to a single element: Air, Dark, Earth, Fire, Life, Light, Magic, Tech, Undead, or Water. The elemental alignment of each Skylander makes them strong against one element and weak against another element in the older games' Battle Arenas: Earth is strong against Tech, Tech is strong against Magic, Magic is strong against Undead, Undead is strong against Life, Life is strong against Water, Water is strong against Fire, Fire is strong against Air, and Air is strong against Earth. This "rock-paper-scissors" mechanic is somewhat offset by the variety of stats and abilities.

History

Fall of the Arkeyans

The original Skylanders, the Giants, prepare themselves for a final stand against the Arkeyans.

It was said that the Giants were the original Skylanders who banded together to fight an evil empire. Ten thousand years ago, the Giants battled against the tyrannical Arkeyans for the freedom of Skylands. In a final battle against the Arkeyans, the Giants were shot to Earth as a form of sacrifice, where they’ve been buried underground ever since. As the years passed, these enormous Skylanders were soon considered as a myth.

There have been hundreds of Skylanders in the past, and today, there are dozens, maintaining their role in protecting Skylands from the forces of darkness. Despite the fact that some of the Skylanders come from different realms/worlds and they each have their own personal struggles, they all know it is their duty to use their abilities and protect Skylands.

For generations, the Skylanders worked with the Portal Masters in keeping peace and balance in their world, battling the forces of darkness, and protecting their signature position (The Core of Light, Cloudbreak Islands, etc). The Skylanders have an unbreakable bond with their Portal Masters. Though they are not servants, the Skylanders chose to serve their Portal Master and do so eagerly. They are also friends with the Fairies, particularly because fairies can turn treasure into upgrade magic that gives the Skylanders new powers and abilities, including fresh breath.

Cloudbreak Eruption

The SWAP Force Skylanders atop Mount Cloudbreak.

A hundred years ago, a group of Skylanders had protected the Cloudbreak Islands and its magical volcano that regenerates the magic in all of Skylands every one hundred years. During the peak of the previous eruption, an evil presence threatened the Ancient Elementals while they were performing the ritual that causes the volcano to erupt and spread the magic throughout the world. This sinister force summoned a swarm of Fire Vipers to attack the Elementals, but the team of Skylanders were able to defeat them in an epic battle. However, those Skylanders were caught in the eruption of the volcano and were banished to Earth, but not before the magical energies of the eruption granted them the ability to swap halves, thus turning them into a special team of Skylanders known as the SWAP Force.

A Purple Dragon's Adventure

Spyro and Trigger Happy joining Master Eon near the citadel's balcony.

The modern-day Skylanders were previously led by the veteran Portal Master, Master Eon, until The Darkness returned one day. Seeing the incoming threat, Eon called the Skylanders, including Spyro the Dragon, to prepare for battle as the evil Portal Master, Kaos, returned from his exile to once again attempt to destroy the Core of Light and rule Skylands as its emperor. By Eon's command, the Skylanders fought valiantly against Kaos's dark forces, but as they were winning the struggle, Kaos released his Hydra, who successfully destoyed the Core of Light in a devastating blast.

Shortly after the Core's destruction, the Skylanders who guarded it were banished from Skylands to Earth, where they were turned into toys as a result of Earth bearing no magic, and waited for a new Portal Master to find them. Although Master Eon survived the destruction of the Core of Light, he became a spirit and was unable to fight Kaos and The Darkness, leaving the duty of leading the Skylanders to the new, young Portal Master. After Master Eon recruited the new Portal Master, the Skylanders made their suprising return to Skylands, arriving on the Shattered Island to save its Mabu inhabitants from a freak tornado that was ravaging their village. The heroes then began their quest to save Skylands from Kaos' tyranny with the new Portal Master guiding them.

After Kaos's defeat in his lair, three of the Skylanders (Spyro, Gill Grunt, and Trigger Happy) returned to the Ruins with the captive Kaos, and Hugo later banished the evil Portal Master to Earth where he was shrunk and turned into a toy. However, Master Eon hinted to the new Portal Master that the journey with their Skylanders was only the beginning.

The Return of the Giants

Five of the Skylanders still frozen in our world in Skylanders: Giants

The Skylanders are still trapped on Earth, frozen as toys. A few of them have been collected and placed inside displays of a toy store called Super Toy Planet where the toy form of Kaos was also housed in. However, Kaos broke free of his statue-like form due to his Portal Master status, and the frozen Skylanders inside a toy display nearby could do nothing but make idle threats to Kaos as the evil Portal Master taunted them before returning to Skylands with the use of a Portal of Power.

Meanwhile, the new Portal Master had recovered a Giant, and Master Eon sought them out in order to save Skylands once again from a new threat. The Skylanders, and the Giants, prevailed in stopping Kaos from ruling Skylands with an army of Arkeyan robots.

The Trap Team

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When a group of most notorious villains called the Doom Raiders terrorized Skylands without mercy, a group of Skylanders called the Trap Team were called forth to track down these evildoers and put to a stop to their plans. These Skylanders wielded legendary Traptanium weapons that allowed them to defeat the Doom Raiders and imprison them in the most impenetrable fortress called Cloudcracker Prison. Many years later however, Kaos destroyed the prison, which not only freed the villains, but also hurled the Trap Team far away from Skylands to Earth where they were found by the new Portal Masters. In the wake of the explosion of Cloudcracker Prison, the foundation of Skylands was fractured, unleashing two new elements: pure light and complete darkness.

The SuperChargers

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Kaos used the power of The Darkness to create a large machine of destruction called The Sky Eater. This massive construct disconnected the portal network between Skylands and other worlds including Earth, at first preventing the Portal Master and their Skylanders from reaching Skylands. To combat this threat, a special team of Skylanders, known as the SuperChargers, was assembled. Piloting vehicles powered by the legendary Rift Engines, these Skylanders were able to travel through portals between Skylands and worlds beyond.

A Ring of Heroes

Skylanders Eon RingOfHeroes.png

Only able to manifest as a spirit, Master Eon once again took over while the Earth Portal Masters were away. During a time of peace, Kaos uncovered the Book of Dark Magic, disrupting the rifts by accident this time and dragging the Earth Portal Masters into Skylands. Once again, many Skylanders were scattered away from their base, but they slowly made their way back with Master Eon's efforts to repair the rifts and the power of the Spring of Souls to call them to the new Academy branch.

Despite having no new groups to guide them towards their new mission, the Skylanders took the time to chase down both Kaos and the Doom Raiders, as well as helping the leaders they met in person for the first time to get used to the strange new realm in the Shattered Islands.

Through conflicts involving both evil and each other and awkward conversations, they defeated the villains and recovered the book with the Portal Master's quick thinking, allowing Master Eon to repair the damage and send the Skylanders' current leader back home. But to their delight, their portal was still working on Earth, allowing them to return whenever for more adventures and to stop new threats. Over time, the Portal Master also recieved visits from Skylanders with incredible skills in distinct fighting styles, as they returned to the Academy from a long trip...

Senseis and Imaginators

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The Senseis are each masters of different fighting styles and secret battle techniques. For many years, it had been their mission to explore the furthest reaches of Skylands, searching for potential heroes to train in the fight against evil. However, with Kaos unleashing Mind Magic to create villainous Doomlanders, Master Eon has summoned the Senseis to return and lead a new generation of heroes into battle – the Imaginators.

The Imaginators are created by the imagination of Portal Masters, using elementally aligned Creation Crystals. After being born from a constellation representing a Battle Class, their appearances and abilities can be changed in numerous ways. Their powers are mainly determined by their class, with only a small selection of elemental abilities. Imaginators are exceptionally powerful against Doomlanders, and every Sensei helps them to grow even stronger.

Alternate History

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In Skylanders Academy's canon, the Skylanders were founded entirely by Master Eon, who opened the Skylanders Academy after the terrible events of the Great War and the growing threats of powerful villains. In this continuity, the first few Skylanders are characters from several different groups of the game's story, including Ka-Boom, Snap Shot, Jet-Vac and Pop Fizz; even after decades they continue to protect the realm through heroic deeds and important jobs as professors or prison wardens. Over the years, many cadets have taken their courses, and those who are prepared enough to suceed in the Skylander Games are honored with their position on the Skylanders team, bound forever to The Book of Skylanders.

The current core team of the Skylanders is known as Team Spyro, being the primary group to answer to missions in nearby regions, both to defend others from evil acts, or offer a variety of services. The group is formed by newly graduated Skylanders, Spyro, Stealth Elf and Eruptor, and by veterans Jet-Vac and Pop Fizz.

As of Season 2, age has started catching up to many of the veteran Skylanders, many who have already retired or do so during the show's events. In Season 3, Master Eon's death would lead Kaossandra to take over as the Academy's headmaster, with the progress of the cadets left unknown.

List of Skylanders

Air

AirSymbolSkylanders.png Air AirSymbolSkylanders.png
Air Strike Icon.png Air Strike
Bad Juju Icon.png Bad Juju
Blades Icon.png Blades
Boom Jet Icon.png Boom Jet
Breeze Icon.png Breeze
Fling Kong Icon.png Fling Kong
Free Ranger Icon.png Free Ranger
Gusto Icon.png Gusto
Jet-Vac Icon.png Jet-Vac
Hurricane Jet-Vac Icon.png Hurricane Jet-Vac
Lightning Rod Icon.png Lightning Rod
Pet-Vac Icon.png Pet-Vac
Pop Thorn Icon.png Pop Thorn
Scratch Icon.png Scratch
Sonic Boom Icon.png Sonic Boom
Stormblade Icon.png Stormblade
Swarm Icon.png Swarm
Thunderbolt Icon.png Thunderbolt
Warnado Icon.png Warnado
Whirlwind Icon.png Whirlwind
Wild Storm Icon.png Wild Storm

Earth

EarthSymbolSkylanders.png Earth EarthSymbolSkylanders.png
Barbella Icon.png Barbella
Bash Icon.png Bash
Bop Icon.png Bop
Crusher Icon.png Crusher
Dino-Rang Icon.png Dino-Rang
Doom Stone Icon.png Doom Stone
Fist Bump Icon.png Fist Bump
Flashwing Icon.png Flashwing
Golden Queen Icon.png Golden Queen
Head Rush Icon.png Head Rush
Prism Break Icon.png Prism Break
Rocky Roll Icon.png Rocky Roll
Rubble Rouser Icon.png Rubble Rouser
Scorp Icon.png Scorp
Slobber Tooth Icon.png Slobber Tooth
Smash Hit Icon.png Smash Hit
Terrabite Icon.png Terrabite
Terrafin Icon.png Terrafin
Shark Shooter Terrafin Icon.png Shark Shooter Terrafin
Tri-Tip Icon.png Tri-Tip
Wallop Icon.png Wallop

Fire

FireSymbolSkylanders.png Fire FireSymbolSkylanders.png
Blast Zone Icon.png Blast Zone
Ember Icon.png Ember
Eruptor Icon.png Eruptor
Lava Lance Eruptor Icon.png Lava Lance Eruptor
Fire Kraken Icon.png Fire Kraken
Flameslinger Icon.png Flameslinger
Flare Wolf Icon.png Flare Wolf
Fryno Icon.png Fryno
Hammer Slam Bowser Icon.png Hammer Slam Bowser
Hot Dog Icon.png Hot Dog
Hot Head Icon.png Hot Head
Ignitor Icon.png Ignitor
Ka-Boom Icon.png Ka-Boom
Small Fry Icon.png Small Fry
Smolderdash Icon.png Smolderdash
Spitfire Icon.png Spitfire
Sunburn Icon.png Sunburn
Tae Kwon Crow Icon.png Tae Kwon Crow
Torch Icon.png Torch
Trail Blazer Icon.png Trail Blazer
Weeruptor Icon.png Weeruptor
Wildfire Icon.png Wildfire

Life

LifeSymbolSkylanders.png Life LifeSymbolSkylanders.png
Ambush Icon.png Ambush
Barkley Icon.png Barkley
Boom Bloom Icon.png Boom Bloom
Bumble Blast Icon.png Bumble Blast
Bushwhack Icon.png Bushwhack
Camo Icon.png Camo
Chompy Mage Icon.png Chompy Mage
Crash Bandicoot Icon.png Crash Bandicoot
Food Fight Icon.png Food Fight
Grilla Drilla Icon.png Grilla Drilla
High Five Icon.png High Five
Shroomboom Icon.png Shroomboom
Stealth Elf Icon.png Stealth Elf
Super Shot Stealth Elf Icon.png Super Shot Stealth Elf
Stink Bomb Icon.png Stink Bomb
Stump Smash Icon.png Stump Smash
Thrillipede Icon.png Thrillipede
Tree Rex Icon.png Tree Rex
Tuff Luck Icon.png Tuff Luck
Turbo Charge Donkey Kong Icon.png Turbo Charge Donkey Kong
Whisper Elf Icon.png Whisper Elf
Zoo Lou Icon.png Zoo Lou
Zook Icon.png Zook

Magic

MagicSymbolSkylanders.png Magic MagicSymbolSkylanders.png
Blastermind Icon.png Blastermind
Buckshot Icon.png Buckshot
Cobra Cadabra Icon.png Cobra Cadabra
Déjà Vu Icon.png Déjà Vu
Double Trouble Icon.png Double Trouble
Dune Bug Icon.png Dune Bug
Enigma Icon.png Enigma
Hoot Loop Icon.png Hoot Loop
Mini-Jini Icon.png Mini-Jini
Mysticat Icon.png Mysticat
Ninjini Icon.png Ninjini
Pain-Yatta Icon.png Pain-Yatta
Pop Fizz Icon.png Pop Fizz
Big Bubble Pop Fizz Icon.png Big Bubble Pop Fizz
Splat Icon.png Splat
Spry Icon.png Spry
Spyro Icon.png Spyro
Star Strike Icon.png Star Strike
Trap Shadow Icon.png Trap Shadow
Voodood Icon.png Voodood
Wrecking Ball Icon.png Wrecking Ball

Tech

TechSymbolSkylanders.png Tech TechSymbolSkylanders.png
Boomer Icon.png Boomer
Bouncer Icon.png Bouncer
Chain Reaction Icon.png Chain Reaction
Chopper Icon.png Chopper
Countdown Icon.png Countdown
Dr. Krankcase Icon.png Dr. Krankcase
Dr. Neo Cortex Icon.png Dr. Neo Cortex
Drill Sergeant Icon.png Drill Sergeant
Drobit Icon.png Drobit
Drobot Icon.png Drobot
Gearshift Icon.png Gearshift
High Volt Icon.png High Volt
Jawbreaker Icon.png Jawbreaker
Magna Charge Icon.png Magna Charge
Ro-Bow Icon.png Ro-Bow
Sprocket Icon.png Sprocket
Spy Rise Icon.png Spy Rise
Tread Head Icon.png Tread Head
Trigger Happy Icon.png Trigger Happy
Double Dare Trigger Happy Icon.png Double Dare Trigger Happy
Trigger Snappy Icon.png Trigger Snappy
Wind-Up Icon.png Wind-Up

Undead

UndeadSymbolSkylanders.png Undead UndeadSymbolSkylanders.png
Bat Spin Icon.png Bat Spin
Chop Chop Icon.png Chop Chop
Chopscotch Icon.png Chopscotch
Cynder Icon.png Cynder
Eye-Brawl Icon.png Eye-Brawl
Eye-Small Icon.png Eye-Small
Fiesta Icon.png Fiesta
Fright Rider Icon.png Fright Rider
Funny Bone Icon.png Funny Bone
Ghost Roaster Icon.png Ghost Roaster
Grim Creeper Icon.png Grim Creeper
Hex Icon.png Hex
Hijinx Icon.png Hijinx
Krypt King Icon.png Krypt King
Night Shift Icon.png Night Shift
Pit Boss Icon.png Pit Boss
Rattle Shake Icon.png Rattle Shake
Roller Brawl Icon.png Roller Brawl
Bone Bash Roller Brawl Icon.png Bone Bash Roller Brawl
Short Cut Icon.png Short Cut
Wolfgang Icon.png Wolfgang

Water

WaterSymbolSkylanders.png Water WaterSymbolSkylanders.png
Chill Icon.png Chill
Dive-Clops Icon.png Dive-Clops
Echo Icon.png Echo
Flip Wreck Icon.png Flip Wreck
Freeze Blade Icon.png Freeze Blade
Gill Grunt Icon.png Gill Grunt
Deep Dive Gill Grunt Icon.png Deep Dive Gill Grunt
Gill Runt Icon.png Gill Runt
Grave Clobber Icon.png Grave Clobber
King Pen Icon.png King Pen
Lob-Star Icon.png Lob-Star
Punk Shock Icon.png Punk Shock
Rip Tide Icon.png Rip Tide
Slam Bam Icon.png Slam Bam
Snap Shot Icon.png Snap Shot
Thumpback Icon.png Thumpback
Thumpling Icon.png Thumpling
Tidepool Icon.png Tidepool
Wash Buckler Icon.png Wash Buckler
Wham-Shell Icon.png Wham-Shell
Zap Icon.png Zap

Dark

DarkSymbolSkylanders.png Dark DarkSymbolSkylanders.png
Blackout Icon.png Blackout
Hood Sickle Icon.png Hood Sickle
Knight Mare Icon.png Knight Mare
Nightfall Icon.png Nightfall
Starcast Icon.png Starcast

Light

LightSymbolSkylanders.png Light LightSymbolSkylanders.png
Astroblast Icon.png Astroblast
Aurora Icon.png Aurora
Blaster-Tron Icon.png Blaster-Tron
Knight Light Icon.png Knight Light
Spotlight Icon.png Spotlight

Kaos

KaosSymbolSkylanders.png Kaos KaosSymbolSkylanders.png
Kaos Icon.png Kaos

Creations

Creation Symbol.png Creations Creation Symbol.png
Imaginators Icon.png Imaginators

Unplayable Skylanders

Some Skylanders introduced or mentioned in Skylanders Academy are currently not playable in the games. It is unknown if some of them are still on the team.

  • Bad Breath
  • Cobalt the Brave
  • Sharon the Victorious
  • Edwin the Meek at First but Eventually Brave and Victorious
  • Cy (Uncreatable Imaginator)

Gallery

Trivia

  • In the series' marketing, Skylanders that do not belong to any specific team are called Core Skylanders.
    • Possibly as a pun, Team Spyro in Skylanders Academy is known as the core Skylander team, both for being the first to be called to missions and for being composed entirely of Core Skylanders.
  • There is at least one dragon Skylander in every element, four of which are hybrids between dragons and another species (Whirlwind, Sunburn, Camo, and High Five).
    • The Light and Dark dragons (Spotlight and Blackout) are the only Core Skylanders of their respective elements, followed by Light and Dark variants of other Core Skylanders in Ring of Heroes.
  • All of the Skylanders originally spoke their own gibberish languages in Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, but as the project went on, Toys for Bob decided to give fourteen of them actual English lines.[1]
    • Since Skylanders: Giants, every Skylander can speak full English lines, though some kept lines in gibberish in their attacks.
  • All Spyro's Adventure Skylanders have at least one (and some as many as four) unique animations that only run when they're getting upgraded. They are some of the most complex and creative animations in the game. However, in recent games, no Skylander has animations when being upgraded.
  • When a Skylander travels through a portal, it is usual for them to yell out a fierce battle cry when they appear. In fact, every year, there is a contest to see whose battle cry is the loudest; the most frightening, and the best for making milk shoot out from people's noses.
  • When Skylanders are defeated in battle, they do not die, but are instantly teleported back home where they can heal and rest.
  • In Skylanders: Swap Force and onward, Toys for Bob and Vicarious Visions used generic names for all the new Skylanders before the final names were decided upon.[2] In newer games, some Skylanders keep these placeholder names in the in-game files even after their debut, though most are eventually updated.
  • With the exception of Spyro's Adventure, each main Skylanders game introduces a new group of Skylanders that are the title characters.
  • So far none of the Starter Pack Skylanders (except for the ones in Skylanders: SuperChargers, which are randomly earned through treasure chests) have their Soul Gems in the first chapters of their respective games.
  • In the Future of Skylands, it is implied that at some point in Skylands' history that the group will be extinguished or suffer an unknown fate, as the Mabu Defense Force will take their role and bring up frequently that the Skylanders are thought to be gone.
  • While guest stars like Crash Bandicoot and Hammer Slam Bowser have relatives in their respective franchises, most Skylanders have no known family or are not mentioned to be in frequent contact with them, possibly for their protection. The only ones known to stay in touch with them are Sonic Boom and her children, Eye-Brawl and the eyeball's brothers including Dive-Clops, Ignitor and his mother[3], and Bad Juju and her son Juju Junior.
  • Though Skylanders are not mentioned to retire in the main series, in Skylanders Academy, many have retired and left their weapons at the Relics Room to make way for a younger generation.[4] Specifically, Ninjini and Snap Shot are known retirees that still live near the Academy.
  • Also in Skylanders Academy, the Skylanders have a holiday named after them.
  • As seen in Ring of Heroes, most Skylanders are on average much smaller than a human. However, as the Giants in the game are not to scale, their true relative size is unknown.
  • Though their fight against evil is constant, Skylanders are allowed small vacations to get away from the heat of battle in small groups, as seen in Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard and when Master Eon allowed them to visit the Meditation Woodland after being invited in Ring of Heroes.

References

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Lightning Rod - Sonic Boom - Warnado - Whirlwind
Skylanders: Giants
Jet-Vac - Swarm
Skylanders: Swap Force
Boom Jet - Free Ranger - Pop Thorn - Scratch
Skylanders: Trap Team
Blades - Fling Kong - Gusto - Thunderbolt
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Hurricane Jet-Vac - Stormblade
Skylanders: Imaginators
Air Strike - Bad Juju - Wild Storm
Minis / Eon's Elite
Breeze - Pet-Vac / Elite Whirlwind
Alt Decos
Egg Bomber Air Strike - Legendary Blades - Legendary Free Ranger - Legendary Hurricane Jet-Vac
Legendary Jet-Vac - Mystical Bad Juju - Polar Whirlwind - Power Punch Pet-Vac
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Buttered Pop Thorn - Gourmet Gusto

Skylanders: Trap Team
Blackout - Knight Mare
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Nightfall
Skylanders: Imaginators
Hood Sickle - Starcast
Alt Deco
Steel Plated Hood Sickle
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Shadow King Pen - Shadow Spitfire - Shadow Spyro

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
Bash - Dino-Rang - Prism Break - Terrafin
Skylanders: Giants
Crusher - Flashwing
Skylanders: Swap Force
Doom Stone - Rubble Rouser - Scorp - Slobber Tooth
Skylanders: Trap Team
Fist Bump - Head Rush - Rocky Roll -Wallop
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Shark Shooter Terrafin - Smash Hit
Skylanders: Imaginators
Barbella - Golden Queen - Tri-Tip
Minis / Eon's Elite
Bop - Terrabite / Elite Dino-Rang - Elite Terrafin
Alt Decos
Dark Golden Queen - Dark Slobber Tooth - Granite Crusher - Jade Flashwing
Legendary Bash - Legendary Tri-Tip - Nitro Head Rush - Steel Plated Smash Hit
Lost Islands Alter Egos
Birthday Bash - Rocky Egg Roll - Sundae Slobber Tooth

Skylanders: Trap Team
Knight Light - Spotlight
Skylanders: SuperChargers
Astroblast
Skylanders: Imaginators
Aurora - Blaster-Tron
Alt Decos
Legendary Astroblast - Solar Flare Aurora
Ring of Heroes Alter Egos
Light Flashwing - Light Hex - Light Jet-Vac

Other Skylanders

Skylanders: Imaginators
Kaos - Imaginators

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