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The Blackbeard Pirates

The Blackbeard Pirates

Founded and led by Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard , the Blackbeard Pirates are comprised of various antagonistic pirates. Made up of 10 fleets in all, this crew is of significant power compared to any other classic pirate crew. In this article, let’s discover the different details and achievements of this crew.

Captain: Marshall D. Teach:

Captain: Marshall D. Teach:

At the head of this crew is therefore Marshall D. Teach who, a few years ago, was part of the Whitebeard Crew quip within the second division under the command of Portgas D. Ace . He took flight after killing Thatch, another crew member and commander of the Fourth Division, to steal his Devil Fruit, the Yami Yami no Mi.. It was from then that he founded his own crew and recruited pirates with such unspeakable crimes that their stories were erased from memory. Pursued by Ace for his betrayal of Whitebeard, he confronted him on Banaro Island and defeated him thanks to his Devil Fruit which could nullify the powers of other Devil Fruits. And it was by delivering Ace to the Navy that he achieved the status of Captain Corsair in place of Crocrodile .  However, he did not keep this title for long as he took the opportunity to recruit other even more powerful members from level 6 of Impel Down Underwater Prison.

Blackbeard is considered the great rival of Edward Newgate alias Whitebeard who is also his former mentor. In addition, it was he and his crew (apart from Sanjuan Wolf) who killed the latter during the famous battle of Marine Ford. The death of Whitebeard notably allowed him to appropriate a second Fruit of the Devil, the Gura Gura no Mi, and to grab the title of Yonkô during the two-year ellipse. He is part of that group of hackers called the Worst Generation and world famous for their crimes. Teach is what we can call the quintessential antagonist in the One Piece series. He was the second antagonist in the Jaya Arc, the third antagonist in the Impel Down Arc and also the third antagonist in the

Tremor Devil Fruit: The Gura Gura no Mi

Tremor Devil Fruit: The Gura Gura no Mi

During the Battle of Marine Ford, when Whitebeard was already badly injured, Blackbeard and his pirates finished him off in a nine-to-one fight. He used a sheet to hide behind the dead body and recover the Devil Fruit of the latter, the Gura Gura no Mi . With his other Devil Fruit, Yami Yami no Mi, Teach therefore becomes the only person known to have two powers from two different Devil Fruits. It is important to note that until then, the series had always announced that this fact was impossible and that whoever ate two Devil Fruits could only die. For the moment, there are several theories which explain the obtaining of the fruit on the body of Whitebeard and how teach was able to assimilate a 2nd fruit.

Thus, Blackbeard has become the new holder of the Tremor Fruit, which transforms him into an Earthquake Man. Indeed, thanks to this power, he is able to produce earthquakes in the form of seismic waves by hitting the air to crack it as well as giant tsunamis. If we are to believe Sengoku the Buddha, the former Admiral Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, it is the strongest Paramecia-type Devil Fruit whose earthquakes and shock waves generated can destroy the world. He even recognizes that the Gura Gura no Mi is, the most powerful Devil Fruit, having a power equal to the Logia type Devil Fruit. In addition, this Devil Fruit seems to have no particular weaknesses, apart from the basic weaknesses of Devil Fruits. Being of the Paramecia type, its user is vulnerable to physical attacks and feels the pain associated with these attacks perfectly well. However, Blackbeard manages to overcome the deadly blows he receives each time thanks to incredible physical and mental resistance.

Dark Devil Fruit: The Yami Yami no Mi

Dark Devil Fruit: The Yami Yami no Mi

Before grabbing the  Gura Gura no Mi, Blackbeard already had another Devil Fruit that he stole from Thatch after killing it. This is the  Yami Yami no Mi or Fruit of Darkness. It turns out that its user is able to generate darkness, to become darkness, to control darkness and therefore also gravity. He literally becomes a Dark Man, able to absorb anything he wants, be it objects or living beings. Even though he is a Logia type, the Yami Yami no Mi is considered unique and his power is considered to be the most demonic.  For Blackbeard, it is the most powerful Devil Fruit that exists. It also allows you to cancel the ability of any other Devil fruit regardless of its type just by touching the target. Its power is such that it allows its user to create a vortex to attract and strike his opponent, even if the latter has a Logia-type Devil Fruit.

On the other hand, if the other Logia-type Devil Fruitsgenerally prevent their users from taking damage from physical attacks, which is not the case with Fruit of Darkness. Indeed, like the Gura Gura no Mi, with the Yami Yami no Mi, the user suffers the full brunt of physical attacks and feels the pain perfectly. However, be aware that in the end, these attacks are gradually absorbed by the darkness, which negates the damage. It even turns out that the user can heal himself faster thanks to the darkness. Blackbeard notably used this ability during his clash with Ace to smother the flames that were burning him. As for the pains, even if they also eventually pass, they are on the other hand more intense since they are also absorbed by the darkness. According to Blackbeard,

The Pirate Flag

The Pirate Flag

The  Blackbeard Pirates’ Jolly Roger features  three skulls with a terrifying look. The first is facing left, the middle one is facing straight ahead and the third is facing right. These three skulls are placed side by side as if they symbolized the three heads of Cerberus, the polycephalic dog guardian of the entrance to hell. Behind these skulls are four crossed bones instead of the two classics that are traditionally seen on pirate flags. If you want to know more about the theories surrounding the hacker Marshall D. Teach, you should read this article which unveils many mysteries .

History of the Blackbeard crew

History of the Blackbeard crew

The first mention of the Blackbeard Pirates took place in the Drum Arc where it is about the sacking of the Drum Kingdom by Teach and his pirates. Their power was such and their attack so overwhelming that even Wapol the Tin Plate , the cruel king who ruled the island, fled without defending his kingdom or fighting any battle. However, it was in the Jaya Arc that the first member of this crew was sighted visually in the person of Laffitte The Demonic Sheriff. He was seen coming to the Holy Land of Mary Geoise in order to recommend his captain Blackbeard for the post of Grand Corsair instead of Crocodile.

Subsequently, the other members were seen on Jaya Island in Mock Town where they were playing various games to test their fate. It was at this point that Blackbeard first met Monkey D. Luffy in a bar and it was found that the two characters have very different opinions, even opposed on many levels (foods and drinks of the bar in particular). After Teach and his crew learned of Luffy’s high amount of Capture Bounty, they attempted to capture him, but, before they could do anything, the phenomenon called Knock-Up Stream propelled the entire Crew. of Straw Hat in the sky.

Teach’s crew is then found in the Post-Enies Lobby Arc when Portgas D. Ace finds them looting a village on Banaro Island. A confrontation ensued between them which ended in the defeat of Ace and his capture. Thanks to this, Blackbeard finds himself nominated for the title of Grand Corsaire. Subsequently, in preparation for the impending war in preparation for Ace’s execution in the Impel Down Arc, the crew traveled to Impel Down aboard a stolen Navy ship to free and recruit the most powerful criminals locked in level 6 of Impel Down prison. During this event, they crushed the Navy rescue team and encountered Jinbe, Bon Clay, Inazuma, Daz Bones, Crocodile as well as Luffy.who had come to rescue Ace. During their foray into Impel Dow, the Blackbeard Pirates were poisoned by Deputy Director Magellan with their Hydra attack but they were saved by Shilliew with an antidote.  The latter therefore agreed to join Blackbeard after saying that he was waiting for someone like him to leave Impel Down.

They are then found in the Ford Marine Arc where we see Blackbeard asking Sengoku for the right to become one of the Shichibukai. He was then brutally attacked by Whitebeard and, just as he was about to be killed, ordered his crew to attack his attacker. Together with his crew, he finally kills him Edward Newgate and steals his Devil Fruit, the Gura Gura no Mi .

He then declared that the new era is now his and that he will destroy Marine Ford. In response, Sengoku attacked him and his crew with an overpowered Buddha-shaped attack. However, the Teach pirates had no trouble resisting this shock wave. Then comes a brief fight – between Monkey D. Garp, the Navy Hero, and Jesus Burgess and between Teach and Sengoku. That’s when Shanks le Roux and his crew arrive to stop the war. Shanks wanted to confront Teach, but the latter made the decision to leave, believing that it was not yet the time for their confrontation.

In the Ford Post-Marine Arc, the Blackbeard Pirates disembarked in the New World and captured Jewelry Bonney and her crew on a burning island in order to exchange it for a new ship with the Navy. Seeing Akainu on his warship and realizing that the Navy would not keep its end of the bargain, they fled, leaving Bonney there. Then, during the ellipse, Blackbeard and his crew experienced what is known as the War of Vengeance , a battle in which they had to face the crew of Marco the Phoenix, commander of the Second Division of the Fleet of White beard.

Unfortunately, the fight very quickly turned in favor of Blackbeard and his family, which allowed the latter to win the title of Shichibukai. They then began to annex all the islands that had been under the protectorate of the former Emperor, Whitebeard. We then learn from Jinbe that the Blackbeard pirates would also be looking for all those who have Devil Fruits to steal their powers. They would even covet Monkey D. Luffy’s Gomu Gomu no Mi as well .

Blackbeard's Ships

One of the members of the Blackbeard Pirates, Jesus Burgess, is next seen taking part in the Coliseum Corrida tournament and arriving in the final phase, the Battle Royale, after defeating all his opponents in Block A under the assumed name. from Mr Store. He then discovers that the other competitor answering the name of Lucy is none other than Monkey D. Luffy by analyzing his fighting techniques. Subsequently, it was finally Lucy (now Sabo) who managed to appropriate Ace’s Mera Mera no Mi , which frustrated Burgess. And in the final confrontation between Luffy and Don Quixote Doflamingo , Burgess attempted to eliminate the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates to retrieve the coveted Devil Fruit.

However, he was stopped by Sabo and the two clashed after Burgess figured out that he was the one holding the Mera Mera no Mi. Luffy’s spiritual brother managed to defeat Burgess aka The Champion and when the latter challenged him by Speaking of the death of Ace (his other spiritual brother), Sabo hit him head-on with the Burning Fist technique to “finish him off”.

Subsequently, we learn during the meeting between the new Admiral Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Sakazuki and the Council of Five Elders (or Five Elders, the highest authority in the World Government) , that the former Navy Admiral Kuzan had allied himself with Blackbeard and his crew. During Arcs Zo and Tougato, the Blackbeard Pirates attacked and destroyed the Revolutionary Headquarters on Bartigo Island after Burgess secretly surrendered there. During the Wano Kuni Arc, we discover Blackbeard and some of his crew (Catarina Devon, Avalo Pizarro and Shiliew) on Pirate Island also called Hive or HoneyComb Island where they have set up Teach’s residence. We then learn from the former Corsair Captain Gecko Moriathat the Blackbeard Pirates are on the hunt for the Devil Fruit holders. It was also revealed that Catarina Devon became the Commander of the Blackbeard Pirates Sixth Fleet and that she consumed the Canid Fruit or Inu Inu no Mi, Kyubi model. As for Avalo Pizarro, he obtained the post of Commander of the Fourth Fleet and Shiliew inherited the Fruit of Invisibility or Suke Suke no Mi after they killed its former holder, Absalom. It was in this arc that Whitebeard made the statement that the terrible final and bloody battle for the title of king had already begun as a large number of legendary pirates were regrouping in Wano Kuni. It is from

Blackbeard Crew Members

Jesus burgess

Jesus burgess

Living up to the nickname Champion, Jesus Burgess has served as both the Helmsman and Commander of the Blackbeard Pirates’ First Fleet since the Ellipse. He has the distinction of having an impressive physical strength to the point that he is able to lift an entire building. In particular, he was able to tear an entire hotel from the earth to throw it at Ace from far away during their confrontation. In addition, during his participation in a tournament at the Corrida Colosseum, he defeated in a single attack (a technique similar to the Haki of the Armament) all of his block A challengers to finish a finalist. Jesus Burgess also has excellent endurance. We could see him when he directly received a shock wave produced by Admiral Sengoku while the latter was in his Buddha form without suffering great damage. It is the same when he was struck with a direct punch from the former Vice Admiral of the Navy  Monkey D. Garp, the Hero of the Navy .

Jesus Burgess stands out for his mastery of two types of Hakis, namely the Haki of Armament and the Haki of Observation. He was notably seen using the Combative Fluid to strengthen his armor and protect himself from the attack of Sabo, Luffy’s second spiritual brother and one of the most important members of the Revolutionary Army, during the final at the Colosseum Corrida. Unfortunately, his Armament Haki was not strong enough to withstand the one that permeated Sabo’s attack. His armor had then shattered. Note also that Burgess uses on the one hand two pistols that we have seen used against Whitebeard and on the other hand a rather imposing dagger which he used to try to kill Luffy and

Shiliew

Shiliew

Became commander of Blackbeard’s Second Fleet after the Ellipse , Shiryu or (Rain Shiliew in the French version) was the former head warden of Impel Down Underwater Prison. Because of his abuse of power, extreme violence and cruelty to inmates, he was stripped of his post and imprisoned by Magellan, the deputy director of Impel Down. It must be said that its power is equivalent to that of Magellan. However, Magellan managed to defeat him and lock him in a level 6 cell. Freed during the riot caused by Monkey D. Luffy and Marshall D. Teach at Impel Down, he joined the latter’s crew. and therefore became an outlaw. Shiliew also showed extraordinary endurance when he took a shock wave directly from Admiral Sengoku in Buddha form and did so without taking much damage.

After the Blackbeard Pirates killed Absalom, the leader of the Zombie Soldiers and Zombie Generals, Shiliew recovered his Paramecia-type Devil Fruit, the Suke Suke no Mi or Fruit of Invisibility . Thanks to the latter, he has the ability to attack with a saber without his opponents noticing. Indeed, the Suke Suke no Mi allows it to be invisible or to make objects invisible by simple direct contact. Note that the powers of this Devil Fruit apply as well to small objects as to large objects such as portable cannons up to entire ships.

You should also know that Shiliew is an expert swordsman. He excelled in particular in the handling of a specific type of sword, namely the Nodachi (large sword wielding two hands). Moreover, he is in possession of a Nodachi which is named Raiu and which is part of the Meito, those legendary swords  which are of excellent quality. He used it to kill several Impel Down guards when they came to free him to fight Blackbeard and his crew, which he did not do but instead betrayed Magellan and joined the Teach crew to become a pirate.

Van Augur

Van Augur

Then comes Van Augur nicknamed Supersonic, who happens to be the commander of Blackbeard’s Third Fleet since the end of the ellipse. He also serves as a lookout and sniper within the Blackbeard Pirates. Her powerful and capable eyesight has allowed her to become a valuable asset to the Teach crew. It is also thanks to this that he was able to spot the Navy battleship led by Admiral Commander-in-Chief Sakazuki alias Akainu. To accomplish his task as a sniper, Van Augur uses a very long rifle by the name of Senriku, which allows him to shoot at long distances. In addition, his shots are so precise that he was able to aim through the bullets of the prison guards of Impel Down to reach their rifle barrels and destroy them. In addition to its incredible precision, it also has extraordinary speed both in shooting and in racing. Its nickname “the Supersonic” certainly comes from this high speed.

Avalo Pizarro

Avalo Pizarro

Avalo Pizarro aka the Depraved King was one of the prisoners held at level 6 of Impel Down Prison who was released by Marshall D. Teach and joined his crew. It should be noted that Pizarro was sentenced to life imprisonment for his atrocious criminal acts. His existence has even been erased from history because of the abomination of his crimes. Today, in addition to being the commander of the Blackbeard Pirates ‘ Fourth Fleet , he is also one of the Ten Titanic Captains.

To date, no information has been released around Pizarro’s powers. However, his background and the fact that he was held at level 6 at Impel Down prove that he is a character of great power. Note also that, when Blackbeard came to free and recruit inmates of this level, he was one of the only ones still alive following a fight to the death between the prisoners in his block. He is therefore inevitably one of the strongest in the prison. In addition, he was able to easily withstand the shock wave caused by Sengoku while he was in the form of the Buddha, which also proves his robustness. It should be noted that this character was not seen with any weapon in the manga. On the other hand, we see him in the anime using flintlock guns during the clash against the

Laffitte

Laffitte

This character nicknamed Lafitte the Demonic Sheriff is not only the Messenger of Blackbeard but also the Navigator of his crew. After the ellipse, he became the commander of the Fifth Fleet of the Blackbeard Pirates. Indeed, he is the one who guides the rest of the crew during their journeys on the seas even if we do not yet know his abilities as a navigator. In addition, it should be noted that it does not have Log Pose, the only reliable navigation device for sailing on the Grand Line. Lafitte also showed different abilities such as having wings in the back allowing him to fly. However, we do not yet know if this power comes from Devil Fruit or otherwise.

Another of his powers is similar to Soru, a technique that allows rapid movement. In addition, he has the ability to hypnotize his victims to manipulate them as he pleases. In particular, he used this ability at Impel Down to have Navy soldiers open the Doors of Justice to them. Like its wings, we also do not know if this power comes from a Devil Fruit or something else. In terms of weapons, Lafitte used a pistol in their clash against Whitebeard. He also has a cane that he uses from time to time when he dances to accompany his tap dance. However, it has not been revealed whether this cane could serve as a weapon or not.

Catarina devon

Catarina devon

The Blackbeard Pirates have only one female; this is Catarina Devon who was also being held at Impel Down before Teach and his pirates freed her. Originally from South Blue, she was also sentenced to life imprisonment for hunting down other women she found pretty in order to behead them and make a collection of their heads.  She has now become the Commander of the Blackbeard Pirates’ Sixth Fleet. Even if we do not yet know the full extent of its power, it is not to be doubted given that, of all the Golden Age of piracy, she is the most dangerous woman. As further proof of her power, she is one of Impel Down’s level 6 prisoners and she was recruited by Teach who only wanted the most powerful in the prison. Like everyone mentioned before, she got up very quickly and with great ease after being struck by Sengoku’s shock wave in Buddha form, which is a testament to her phenomenal endurance.

Thanks to the Inu Inu no Mi, Kyubi model, a mythical Zoan-type Devil Fruit , Catarina Devon has the power to metamorphose into a legendary creature from Asian folklore, the Kyubi, a nine-tailed fox. Additionally, she can take on the appearance of other people as well, and the transformation is successful enough to fool everyone, even those who know her. Usually she uses a whip, but she has also been seen using a spear against Whitebeard. After the two years of the ellipse, Catarina Devon now wields a saber. However, we do not yet know its real level.

Sanjuan Wolf

Sanjuan Wolf

Leading the Blackbeard Pirates’ Seventh Fleet is another level 6 prisoner from Impel Down Prison. This is Sanjuan Wolf, a giant from West Blue  who is known to be the tallest and widest character in the world of One Piece. Moreover, because of its size, it is nicknamed The Colossal Warship  or The Walking Giant Battleship. He joined Marshall D. Teach’s crew after he was released from Impel Down. Note that, like Avalo Pizarro, he has now become one of the Ten Titanic Captains. Although his abilities have yet to be revealed, he is sure he is powerful enough to deserve

Like the others recruited by Blackbeard, he was one of the only survivors of this prison after the battle royale that took place there. Despite his large size and build, Sanjuan Wolf was able to sneak up to the Navy headquarters compound at Marine Ford without anyone detecting him. In addition, he also ate a Devil Fruit which gives him the power to grow up to a height of 180m. However, the name of this Devil Fruit has not been revealed at this time.

Vasco Shot

Vasco Shot

Commander of the Eighth Fleet, Vasco Shot aka The Hooch King  comes from South Blue. He was one of the worst felons imprisoned for life at Impel Down who was freed by Teach and his crew. Just like Wolf, we do not yet know his powers even if we can not doubt his power given that he was locked at level 6 like those mentioned above and that he was recruited by Blackbeard. During the Blackbeard Pirates vs. Whitebeard Pirates, Vasco Shot used two pistols to shoot the latter.

Doc Q

Doc Q

The last commander, that of the Ninth Fleet, of the Blackbeard Pirates is called Doc Q or The Grim Reaper . His catch premium amounts to more than 72,000,000 Berrys.  He is the official doctor of the crew while he himself constantly displays a sick look just like the horse accompanying him. However, to this day, he has not yet displayed all of his medical skills. Note the high sadism of this character due to the fact that he enjoys sharing explosive apples with those he meets in order to test their luck. He congratulates those who are lucky and says he sympathizes with those who show bad luck. Also, he has not been seen fighting yet, but, given his condition, he does not appear to be very combative.

However, Doc Q appears to have great physical strength as he has been seen paddling with Jesus Burgess. He also demonstrated that he possesses considerable speed when his captain ordered them to attack during their clash with Whitebeard. And, like the others, he has proven to have superhuman stamina by getting up without too much damage after being hit by Sengoku’s shock wave. Doc Q carries around in his backpack a double-edged scythe (hence the epithet of The Grim Reaper) that he wielded when he attacked Whitebeard.

The strength of the Blackbeard crew

The strength of the Blackbeard crew

As it was said in the introduction to this article, the power of the Blackbeard Pirates is significantly superior to most other Pirate Crew seen in the series to date. He is even today considered one of the four most powerful crews existing in the One Piece universe.. Their story demonstrates this as when they attacked Drum Island with overwhelming force so much so that the cruel King Wapol had fled without offering the slightest resistance. Their unusual strength was proven especially when their captain quickly rose to his feet after suffering a direct attack from Ace. This was also the case with virtually the entire crew as they had been hit by Sengoku’s shock wave in the form of Buddha. Another proof of their power is that they were able to easily break into Impel Down and make it up to level 4 when this prison is known to be the safest and most secure in the World Government.

It can be said in a way that this crew is the evil copy of the Straw Hat Pirates .  On the one hand, each member has a specific position and, on the other hand, they are both very powerful despite their notable differences. Moreover, these two crews only recruit experts in their field. They even refused to take Jewelry Bonney as a member, believing that she was too weak even though she was part of the worst-generation group of hackers called the Eleven Supernovae., which demonstrates the undeniable strength of this crew. Added to this, we can talk about the four new members recruited to Impel Down and who all turn out to be serious criminals. Indeed, they were locked in level 6 of this prison to be forever forgotten by history, their crimes were so terrible. Additionally, Blackbeard recruited them after they demonstrated their might by surviving the staged fight to the death between the prisoners.

However, the real strength of this crew lies in their captain, Blackbeard. Even if he was not yet very well known when he was a member of the Whitebeard crew, he was the one who had managed to slash the Yonkô Shanks le Roux in his left eye and that without having eaten any Fruit. of the Demon. Recall that he had also succeeded in defeating two of the commanders of the Whitebeard fleet, namely Thatch and Ace. He then became a Captain Corsair and one of the Four Emperors thereafter. He is the only One Piece character to own two Devil Fruits and not die from them.

Also, after the ellipse, the Blackbeard Pirates became even more powerful. The pirates of this crew are constantly on the lookout for pirates with a Devil Fruit pour to grab it and make the crew even more powerful. Today, the crew consists of nine fleets and according to Gatz, Blackbeard now has 10 Titanic Captains . Finally, the crew is all the more dangerous than before, because they have allied themselves with Kuzan alias Aokiji, the former Admiral of the Navy.

Blackbeard’s Ships

Blackbeard's Ships

Before the ellipse, Blackbeard and his crew sailed the seas with a huge raft made of four giant wooden logs which were coiled and tied together. On the sides of this ship are cannons and a mainmast has been placed in the middle with three sails, including the main sail featuring the Jolly Roger of the Blackbeard Pirates and two other smaller sails. The crew’s flag flies high on the mast. Note also that another sail is at the back of the raft with another flag placed on it. This large makeshift raft was destroyed by the  Knock-Up Stream on Jaya Island, but the crew eventually fixed it.However, they grabbed a Navy ship to go to Impel Down. Following the Battle of Marine Ford, the crew wanted to leave with a raft, but Sanjuan Wolf damaged it. They then attacked Jewelry Bonney and her crew and captured it in order to deliver them to the Navy and obtain a ship in exchange.  However, when Akainu arrived on a warship, Blackbeard and his pirates understood that there would be no exchange and they fled. Afterwards, we discover Blackbeard and his crew with a new ship they had named  the Xebec Saber . (to see a theory concerning the why of this name for the ship, see the 

Join the Blackbeard Pirates

As seen in this article, Blackbeard and his crew have enough to compete with the greatest crews in the One Piece world and represent a formidable adversary for whoever wants to oppose them. No doubt they still have an important role to play in the sequel to the franchise as an antagonist for the hero Monkey D. Luffy and his allies.

We would almost envy this crew if we like the dark side of the force and if so, don’t hesitate to join them, but remember Blackbeard only recruits the best of them all . So prepare yourself well and equip yourself with the most useful items that are available on our online store to show them what you really want to be part of theirs.

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