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13th Jan '16 12:51:21 AM grendalhopper
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13th Jan '16 12:51:20 AM grendalhopper
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In-universe. CHERUB agents wear different colour shirts to indicate their rank. Even visitors have to wear a specific colour (orange). The most distinguished kids get black shirts, and earning your black shirt is a very big deal to the agents.
10th Jan '16 4:37:37 PM phoenix
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* AuthorAppeal: [[TheBeautifulGame Association football]] is frequently mentioned, and even plays a central roll in ''Mad Dogs.'' Several characters, including the main character James, are huge fans of [[BritishFootyTeams Arsenal]], reflecting Robert Muchamore's own personal fanaticism for the Gunners. At one point, James almost [[FootballHooligans starts a fight with fans of an opposing team.]]

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* AuthorAppeal: [[TheBeautifulGame Association football]] UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball is frequently mentioned, and even plays a central roll in ''Mad Dogs.'' Several characters, including the main character James, are huge fans of [[BritishFootyTeams Arsenal]], reflecting Robert Muchamore's own personal fanaticism for the Gunners. At one point, James almost [[FootballHooligans starts a fight with fans of an opposing team.]]
24th Oct '15 1:23:53 AM SetsunasaNiWa
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The ''CHERUB Series'' is a British series about teenage spies, in the same vein as ''Literature/AlexRider'' and ''Literature/YoungBond''. It centres around a secret organisation, only known as [[CaptainObvious CHERUB]], which takes young orphans (usually not older than about twelve, depending on how young they look) and trains them to become spies. The organisation has been in existence since shortly after UsefulNotes/WW2, and at the time of the books, it has several hundred agents.

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The ''CHERUB Series'' is a British series about teenage spies, in the same vein as ''Literature/AlexRider'' and ''Literature/YoungBond''. It centres around a secret organisation, only known as [[CaptainObvious CHERUB]], CHERUB, which takes young orphans (usually not older than about twelve, depending on how young they look) and trains them to become spies. The organisation has been in existence since shortly after UsefulNotes/WW2, and at the time of the books, it has several hundred agents.
3rd Apr '15 9:12:09 PM randomtroper89
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* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: In ''Mad Dogs'', Sash Thompson is dismissive of our hero, James Adams, until he finds out that he was the one who burned Crazy Joe's car back in ''Class A''.

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* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: In ''Mad Dogs'', Sash Thompson is dismissive of our hero, James Adams, until he finds out that he was the one who burned Crazy Joe's car back in ''Class A''.
7th Nov '14 11:05:55 AM erforce
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The ''CHERUB Series'' is a British series about teenage spies, in the same vein as ''Literature/AlexRider'' and ''YoungBond''. It centres around a secret organisation, only known as [[CaptainObvious CHERUB]], which takes young orphans (usually not older than about twelve, depending on how young they look) and trains them to become spies. The organisation has been in existence since shortly after UsefulNotes/WW2, and at the time of the books, it has several hundred agents.

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The ''CHERUB Series'' is a British series about teenage spies, in the same vein as ''Literature/AlexRider'' and ''YoungBond''.''Literature/YoungBond''. It centres around a secret organisation, only known as [[CaptainObvious CHERUB]], which takes young orphans (usually not older than about twelve, depending on how young they look) and trains them to become spies. The organisation has been in existence since shortly after UsefulNotes/WW2, and at the time of the books, it has several hundred agents.



It is also notable for its use of fairly realistic criminals, having drug-dealers, arms-smugglers and animal-rights terrorists instead of the SuperVillain opponents of ''Literature/AlexRider'' and ''YoungBond''.

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It is also notable for its use of fairly realistic criminals, having drug-dealers, arms-smugglers and animal-rights terrorists instead of the SuperVillain opponents of ''Literature/AlexRider'' and ''YoungBond''.
''Literature/YoungBond''.
4th Oct '14 12:21:46 AM Zadia
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* {{Foil}}: Keith "Junior" Moore Jr is this for James Adams. In ''Class A'' he the son of a prominent criminal, Keith Moore Sr a major Cocaine smuggler, like the way Jame's mom was a shoplifting ring leader. In his reappearance in ''Mad Dogs'' Junior is trying to cling on to the title gang, like James did before joining CHERUB. Like James this gets him arrested, though Junior gets arrested because he tried to strike off on his own unlike James who was betrayed by his fellow gang members, and was committing a much more serious crime. Bruce outright says that Junior is what James would end up like if he did not join CHERUB.

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* {{Foil}}: Keith "Junior" Moore Jr is this for James Adams. In (from ''Class A'' he the son of a prominent criminal, Keith Moore Sr a major Cocaine smuggler, like the way Jame's mom was a shoplifting ring leader. In his reappearance in and ''Mad Dogs'' Dogs'') is this for James Adams. Like James, he is the son of a successful criminal (Keith Moore Sr is a cocaine dealer, while Gwen Choke ran a shoplifting ring). In ''Mad Dogs'', Junior is trying to cling on to the title gang, like James did before joining CHERUB. Like James James, this gets him arrested, though Junior gets arrested because after being rejected by said gang, he tried tries to strike off on his own in the most stupid way possible, unlike James who was betrayed by his fellow gang members, and was committing a much more serious crime. members. Bruce outright says that Junior is what James would end up like be if he did not join hadn't joined CHERUB.
26th Jun '14 12:35:53 PM LongLiveHumour
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* TeensAreMonsters: There is no shortage of [[UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish chavs and yobs]] among the CouncilEstate wastelands depicted, not to mention teenage drug dealers, drug users, gangsters etc. Even many of the "good guy" CHERUB agents show a bad streak sometimes.

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* TeensAreMonsters: There is no shortage of [[UsefulNotes/BritishEnglish chavs and yobs]] among the CouncilEstate UsefulNotes/CouncilEstate wastelands depicted, not to mention teenage drug dealers, drug users, gangsters etc. Even many of the "good guy" CHERUB agents show a bad streak sometimes.
14th Jun '14 4:28:43 AM ATK
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* AuthorAppeal: [[TheBeautifulGame Association football]] is frequently mentioned, and even plays a central roll in ''Mad Dogs.'' Several characters, including the main character James, are huge fans of [[BritishFootyTeams Arsenal]], reflecting Robert Muchamore's own person fanaticism for the Gunners. At one point, James almost [[FootballHooligans starts a fight with fans of an opposing team.]]

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* AuthorAppeal: [[TheBeautifulGame Association football]] is frequently mentioned, and even plays a central roll in ''Mad Dogs.'' Several characters, including the main character James, are huge fans of [[BritishFootyTeams Arsenal]], reflecting Robert Muchamore's own person personal fanaticism for the Gunners. At one point, James almost [[FootballHooligans starts a fight with fans of an opposing team.]]



* BeneathSuspicion: The whole point of CHERUB children.



** ''Mad Dogs'': [[WhiteGangBangers Sasha Thompson]] [[BigBadEnsemble and]] [[TheYardies DeShwan "Major Dee" Andrews]]

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** ''Mad Dogs'': [[WhiteGangBangers Sasha Thompson]] [[BigBadEnsemble and]] [[TheYardies DeShwan DeShawn "Major Dee" Andrews]]



** Leonid Aramov, a psychopathic brute who shows no remorse about killing children to gain control of his mother's clan.

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** Leonid Aramov, a psychopathic brute who shows no remorse about killing children to gain control of his mother's clan.children.



* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: {{Subverted}} by many of the enemy gangs. Keith Moore's Gang in ''Class A'' is associated with a boxing club. The "notorious underworld figure" Sasha Thompson is allowed to run a neighborhood football club, complete with teams for children. Also, the titular motorcycle gang in ''Brigands M.C.'' has redeveloped their clubhouse into a popular strip of restaurant, shops and apartments. However, the subversion comes in that none of these groups are above genuine criminal activity like racketeering, selling drugs and murder, and they're the bad guys.

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* NeighbourhoodFriendlyGangsters: {{Subverted}} by many of the enemy gangs. Keith Moore's Gang in ''Class A'' is associated with a boxing club. The "notorious underworld figure" Sasha Thompson is allowed to run a neighborhood neighbourhood football club, complete with teams for children. Also, the titular motorcycle gang in ''Brigands M.C.'' has redeveloped their clubhouse into a popular strip of restaurant, shops and apartments. However, the subversion comes in that none of these groups are above genuine criminal activity like racketeering, selling drugs and murder, and they're the bad guys.



* PoliceBrutality: Michael Patel in ''The Killing''.



* RefugeInAudacity: Michael Patel tends to go overboard when arresting perps. In one instance, he deliberately slams James' head into the top of his police car's door. Patel is smart enough to know that he can get away with any accusations of police brutality by dismissing the claims as racism against an ethnic cop, causing the case to boil down to a policeman's word against a criminals. This gives him the perfect cover to keep doing it.

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* RefugeInAudacity: Michael Patel tends to go overboard when arresting perps. In one instance, he deliberately slams James' head into the top of his police car's door. Patel is smart enough to know that he can get away with any accusations of police brutality by dismissing the claims as racism against an ethnic cop, causing the case to boil down to a policeman's word against a criminals.criminal's. This gives him the perfect cover to keep doing it.



* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: In ''Mad Dogs'', Sash Thompson is dismissive of our hero, James Adams, until he finds out that he was the one who burned Joseph Burroughs' car back in ''Class A''.

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* RememberWhenYouBlewUpASun: In ''Mad Dogs'', Sash Thompson is dismissive of our hero, James Adams, until he finds out that he was the one who burned Joseph Burroughs' Crazy Joe's car back in ''Class A''.



* TheSpymaster: The CHERUB Chairman.

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* TheSpymaster: The CHERUB Chairman.Mac, the Chairman of CHERUB. And then Zara, once Mac retires.
3rd Jun '14 9:46:44 AM Zero85
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