History Literature / BZRK

18th May '15 3:16:32 AM erforce
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: When the events of the book actually take place is never really said, but apart from the nanomachines everything is pretty much exactly the same as present day. There are casual references to modern pop culture (the {{Saw}} series of movies, for one) and things like Starbucks, but none of the mentioned heads of state match up with their current real-life counterparts, either.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: When the events of the book actually take place is never really said, but apart from the nanomachines everything is pretty much exactly the same as present day. There are casual references to modern pop culture (the {{Saw}} ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' series of movies, for one) and things like Starbucks, but none of the mentioned heads of state match up with their current real-life counterparts, either.
17th Jan '15 1:11:51 PM MegaJ
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The Armstrong Gift Corporation is pretty evil, but BZRK (the good guys) pretty much do anything in order to defeat them.

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Both the Armstrong Twins and Lear are stopped, but it comes at a terrible price. The only surviving BZRK members are Plath (scarred by losing Keats), Wilkes and Vincent and the Bug Man survives as well and all are shaken to the core of the war and having to ''drop a nuclear bomb on New York City''. Despite the suffering, the world shows signs of moving on and Wilkes and Bug Man actually hook up and live BabiesEverAfter]].
* BlackAndGreyMorality: The Armstrong Gift Corporation is pretty evil, but BZRK (the good guys) pretty much do anything in order to defeat them. Then later the tropes is subverted when the leader of BZKR Lear [[spoiler: is an AxCrazy narcissist who is as corrupt and insane as the Armstrong Twins.]]


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* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Lear, the leader of BZRK and mastermind is a woman, Lystera Reid.]]


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* WarIsHell: Keeping in tradition with Literature/{{Animorphs}}. Both the sides in the conflict are pretty terrible and irredeemable and the soldiers that fight for both BZRK and the AFGC are the ones who suffer the most.
31st Dec '14 11:10:58 AM fishheads121
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16th Dec '14 1:01:08 PM MegaJ
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''BZRK'', written by Creator/MichaelGrant (husband of Creator/KAApplegate, co-author of Literature/{{Animorphs}}, Literature/{{Everworld}}, Literature/{{Remnants}}, Literature/EveAndAdam and author of {{Literature/Gone}}) is a ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids ostensibly]]) YoungAdult series about a group of freedom fighters fighting against the Armstrong twins in a micro-war to save human free will. Teenagers Noah and Sadie are recruited after both are dragged into the war after family tragedies and they find themselves in a high-tech conspiracy where there's even doubt on whether or not the ''good guys'' are all that good.

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''BZRK'', written by Creator/MichaelGrant (husband of Creator/KAApplegate, co-author of Literature/{{Animorphs}}, Literature/{{Everworld}}, Literature/{{Remnants}}, Literature/EveAndAdam and author of {{Literature/Gone}}) is a ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids ostensibly]]) YoungAdult series about a group of freedom fighters fighting against the Armstrong twins Twins in a micro-war to save human free will. Teenagers Noah and Sadie are recruited after both are dragged into the war after family tragedies and they find themselves in a high-tech conspiracy where there's even doubt on whether or not the ''good guys'' are all that good.



** Vincent, who at the end of ''BZRK'' [[spoiler: loses one biot and in the next book he's insane, but since he has other biots, his consciousness is still someone in his head.]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The Armstrong Twins, who run the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Company, a front for their Nexus Humanus cult.



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding:]] [[spoiler: BZRK fails their objective to protect the president. Ophelia has her legs blown off and has apparently gone mad. Vincent loses a biot and falls into a depression. At least everyone is alive, more or less.]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding:]] DownerEnding:
**''BZRK''-
[[spoiler: BZRK fails their objective to protect the president. Ophelia has her legs blown off and has apparently gone she goes mad. Vincent loses a biot and falls into a depression. At least everyone is alive, more or less.goes halfway mad. The Armstrong Twins manage to wire the president with their nanobots and nothing stands in their way of their objective.]]
16th Dec '14 12:54:12 PM MegaJ
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* TheAlcoholic: Burnofsky, and he also does opium. He does drugs to cope with his guilt for [[spoiler: letting his daughter be killed by the Armstrong Twins, and he at least made the death pleasant for her.]]


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* CreepyTwins: The Armstrong Twins, a pair of ConjoinedTwins joined at the body and ''head''. They share one eyeball.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Bug Man finally realizes his targets are human after a bad wire leads to [[spoiler: the President killing her husband. He even de-wires Jessica.]]
16th Dec '14 12:47:39 PM MegaJ
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''BZRK'', written by Creator/MichaelGrant (husband of Creator/KAApplegate, co-author of Literature/{{Animorphs}}, Literature/{{Everworld}}, and Literature/{{Remnants}} and author of {{Literature/Gone}}) is a ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids ostensibly]]) YoungAdult series about a group of freedom fighters fighting against the Armstrong twins in a micro-war to save human free will. Teenagers Noah and Sadie are recruited after both are dragged into the war after family tragedies and they find themselves in a high-tech conspiracy where there's even doubt on whether or not the ''good guys'' are all that good.

''BZRK Reloaded'' is the second novel in the trilogy released Fall 2013, which deals with the devastating aftermath of the first novel. The third and final novel, ''BZRK Apocalypse'', is set for release in 2014.

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''BZRK'', written by Creator/MichaelGrant (husband of Creator/KAApplegate, co-author of Literature/{{Animorphs}}, Literature/{{Everworld}}, and Literature/{{Remnants}} Literature/{{Remnants}}, Literature/EveAndAdam and author of {{Literature/Gone}}) is a ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids ostensibly]]) YoungAdult series about a group of freedom fighters fighting against the Armstrong twins in a micro-war to save human free will. Teenagers Noah and Sadie are recruited after both are dragged into the war after family tragedies and they find themselves in a high-tech conspiracy where there's even doubt on whether or not the ''good guys'' are all that good.

''BZRK Reloaded'' is the second novel in the trilogy released Fall 2013, which deals with the devastating aftermath of the first novel. The third and final novel, ''BZRK Apocalypse'', is set for release was released in 2014.



* AxCrazy: Wilkes, a great twitch who is also very unhinged. Her backstory reveals that it's more or less justified as she was [[spoiler: raped by the football team, and in retaliation burned down the school gym.]]



* ChurchOfHappyology: Nexus Humanus, the Armstrong Twins' own religious cult that promises eternal happiness.



* {{Foil}}: Wilkes and Ophelia, Vincent and Nijinsky.

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* {{Foil}}: Wilkes and Ophelia, Vincent and Nijinsky. Also Vincent and Bug Man; both are on opposite sides and both are great at twitching. However the terrible mind control both do are for different reasons: Vincent does it in order to protect someone and promises to undo it whereas Bug Man basically rewires some poor girl to be his sex slave.



* InnocentBlueEyes: Noah has them, and is so far the least ruthless out of the BZRK crew.



* PlatonicLifePartners: Vincent and Ninjinsky, Ninjinksy is gay and Vincent is straight. Ninjinsky states he loves Vincent as a brother.



* ReallyGetsAround[=/=]AllGaysArePromiscuous: Nijinsky is hinted to be wanton a couple of times in the books. Burnofsky taunts him about that fact and reveals Nijinsky's father kicked him out as a teenager when he saw Nijinsky bent over "entertaining" a cable repairman.

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* ReallyGetsAround[=/=]AllGaysArePromiscuous: Nijinsky is hinted indicated to be wanton a promiscuous couple of times in the books. Burnofsky taunts him about that fact and reveals Nijinsky's father kicked him out as a teenager when he saw Nijinsky bent over "entertaining" a cable repairman.
29th Oct '14 9:31:54 AM Patachou
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* BigDamnHeroes: Caligula [[spoiler:when he runs in on the scene where Sadie and Noah are receiving their biots.]] Wilkes, [[spoiler:when she saves Vincent from having his biots killed in Anya's body.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: Caligula UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} [[spoiler:when he runs in on the scene where Sadie and Noah are receiving their biots.]] Wilkes, [[spoiler:when she saves Vincent from having his biots killed in Anya's body.]]



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}.



* NomDeGuerre: Everyone on the biot side has one, named after famous figures who descended into madness or were mad to begin with; [[Creator/SylviaPlath Plath]], [[Creator/JohnKeats Keats]], [[Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring Nijinsky]], [[Creator/VincentVanGogh Vincent]], [[Literate/{{Misery}} Wilkes]], [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]], [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Renfield]], [[EmperorCaligula Caligula]], and [[Theatre/KingLear Lear]]. We do, however, know most of the twitchers' real names during their point of views (with the exception of Ophelia, Caligula, Lear, and other minor characters such as Dr. Pound). Bug Man's real name is given as well, and the reader learns of Alex Cotton's real name before his identity as [[spoiler: Kerouac]] is revealed.

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* NomDeGuerre: Everyone on the biot side has one, named after famous figures who descended into madness or were mad to begin with; [[Creator/SylviaPlath Plath]], [[Creator/JohnKeats Keats]], [[Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring Nijinsky]], [[Creator/VincentVanGogh Vincent]], [[Literate/{{Misery}} Wilkes]], [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]], [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Renfield]], [[EmperorCaligula [[UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} Caligula]], and [[Theatre/KingLear Lear]]. We do, however, know most of the twitchers' real names during their point of views (with the exception of Ophelia, Caligula, Lear, and other minor characters such as Dr. Pound). Bug Man's real name is given as well, and the reader learns of Alex Cotton's real name before his identity as [[spoiler: Kerouac]] is revealed.



* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Caligula. Another CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry: Caligula.UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}. Another CrowningMomentOfFunny.
13th Jul '14 1:44:17 PM TVRulezAgain
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->''"In this war, there are only two outcomes: [[HappilyEverAfter victory]] or [[WarIsHell madness]]."''

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->''"In this war, there are only two outcomes: [[HappilyEverAfter victory]] victory or [[WarIsHell madness]].madness."''



''BZRK'', written by MichaelGrant (husband of Creator/KAApplegate, co-author of Literature/{{Animorphs}}, Literature/{{Everworld}}, and Literature/{{Remnants}} and author of {{Literature/Gone}}) is a ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids ostensibly]]) YoungAdult series about a group of freedom fighters fighting against the Armstrong twins in a micro-war to save human free will. Teenagers Noah and Sadie are recruited after both are dragged into the war after family tragedies and they find themselves in a high-tech conspiracy where there's even doubt on whether or not the ''good guys'' are all that good.

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''BZRK'', written by MichaelGrant Creator/MichaelGrant (husband of Creator/KAApplegate, co-author of Literature/{{Animorphs}}, Literature/{{Everworld}}, and Literature/{{Remnants}} and author of {{Literature/Gone}}) is a ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids ostensibly]]) YoungAdult series about a group of freedom fighters fighting against the Armstrong twins in a micro-war to save human free will. Teenagers Noah and Sadie are recruited after both are dragged into the war after family tragedies and they find themselves in a high-tech conspiracy where there's even doubt on whether or not the ''good guys'' are all that good.
28th Dec '13 2:37:59 PM LongLiveHumour
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* NomDeGuerre: Everyone on the biot side has one, named after famous figures who descended into madness or were mad to begin with; [[Creator/SylviaPlath Plath]], [[Creator/JohnKeats Keats]], [[Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring Nijinsky]], [[VincentVanGogh Vincent]], [[Literate/{{Misery}} Wilkes]], [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]], [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Renfield]], [[EmperorCaligula Caligula]], and [[Theatre/KingLear Lear]]. We do, however, know most of the twitchers' real names during their point of views (with the exception of Ophelia, Caligula, Lear, and other minor characters such as Dr. Pound). Bug Man's real name is given as well, and the reader learns of Alex Cotton's real name before his identity as [[spoiler: Kerouac]] is revealed.

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* NomDeGuerre: Everyone on the biot side has one, named after famous figures who descended into madness or were mad to begin with; [[Creator/SylviaPlath Plath]], [[Creator/JohnKeats Keats]], [[Theatre/TheRiteOfSpring Nijinsky]], [[VincentVanGogh [[Creator/VincentVanGogh Vincent]], [[Literate/{{Misery}} Wilkes]], [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]], [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Renfield]], [[EmperorCaligula Caligula]], and [[Theatre/KingLear Lear]]. We do, however, know most of the twitchers' real names during their point of views (with the exception of Ophelia, Caligula, Lear, and other minor characters such as Dr. Pound). Bug Man's real name is given as well, and the reader learns of Alex Cotton's real name before his identity as [[spoiler: Kerouac]] is revealed.
21st Dec '13 8:54:23 AM Kif
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''BZRK Reloaded'' is the second novel in the trilogy released Fall 2013, which deals with the devastating aftermath of the first novel.

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''BZRK Reloaded'' is the second novel in the trilogy released Fall 2013, which deals with the devastating aftermath of the first novel.
novel. The third and final novel, ''BZRK Apocalypse'', is set for release in 2014.
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