Windows login in safe mode

I noticed a new option for "Administrator" when you log in in safe mode. I have that option when I connect normally (this is my first experience in safe mode) is this normal? My usual login has administrative privileges. There was a weird miniature picture of a kid doing Karate beside what I've never seen elsewhere. Is this normal? I'm on XP 32 bit (Yes, I know, it was not much more)

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Yes this is normal.  There is a built-in Administrator account (it actually named administrator) who is visible only in safe mode.  There is no password showing upwards only in safe mode you will ensure that no one can use it unless they are actually on the computer (you can't in safe mode on the network/internet by hacking).

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