The primary photo for this character is locked and cannot be changed?

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I was recently updating the image gallery and primary photos for the characters from the TV series ''Vikings''.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2306299/

I updated the data for most of the characters, but I'm having difficulties putting primary photos for some of them.
For example, The Seer:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0399055/select-prphoto
The primary photo for this character is locked and cannot be changed.
or
Bjorn Lothbrok:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0386990/select-prphoto

Why can't I change their primary images, when I can change the others?
For example, The Seer doesn't even currently have a primary photo (but he has an image in gallery), so why can't I set it?
Or Bjorn - his primary photo shows him as a little kid, even though he has fully grown up now, at the end of season 2.
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Hi Drvobradi,

An IMDb staff member will lock a character page if there is evidence of an edit war or vandalism on a character biography and/or the primary photo for a character. It is also possible that the character page has been locked by mistake or at the request of the production company.

I noticed in the biography page for The Seer (Character) is also locked.
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0399055/bio

I did not see any evidence of an edit war, although it is still possible since IMDb could have purged the edit history. More likely IMDb has locked the character page because of vandalism.

Let's hope that one of IMDb's content managers sees your question and can shed some light on this matter.

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Interesting...
Thanks for the info, Dan!
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Hi Drvobradi -

The character page is now unlocked.  Let us know if you have any further trouble adding data to the character page.
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''Michelle, ma belle'', thanks a lot! :-D
There are 9 more characters from that TV series (Vikings) that have the same problem - they do have gallery photos, but they can't be chosed as primary, because of lockdown (what is interesting is that 5 main characters aren't locked):

Jarl Borg:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0386992/select-prphoto

Athelstan:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0337670/select-prphoto

Earl Haraldson:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0337672/select-prphoto

Leif:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0337669/select-prphoto

Eric:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0337667/select-prphoto

Knut:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0399053/select-prphoto

Torstein:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0395002/select-prphoto

Bjorn Lothbrok:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0386990/select-prphoto

Arne:
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0386990/select-prphoto
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It's possible that there was some past abuse on these select character pages, as Dan suggested.  The pages have now been unlocked for the remaining characters.  Cheers!

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