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9th May '16 8:48:34 PM TrollMan
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* ShaggyDogStory: The plot of ''Maximum Security'' was started by the theft of a shipment of experimental Buddy missiles, which were linked to the antagonist of the story. While the antagonist ''is'' captured in the end, it's not clear if she did steal them and they are never recovered.
9th May '16 8:43:35 PM TrollMan
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* ItAmusedMe / ForTheEvulz: Jane Oxford in ''Maximum Security'' is one of the FBI's most wanted and amassed assets worth more than 1.4 billion dollars over the course of thirty years from theft of military technology. She couldn't care less about the money or the notoriety though, she did it purely for the thrill of the chase.
9th May '16 10:22:17 AM TrollMan
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: While "evil" may be pushing it, many of the antagonists have families which they clearly care about because outside of their criminal activities, they're just normal people. CHERUB [[ExploitedTrope exploits]] this fact by having their agents befriend their targets' children and by extension, the targets themselves.
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.
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