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The year is 2017. Shun Hao Xuan, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, goes about his peaceful life, observing that everyone, including him, is doing the same thing everyday, and those who change merely replace others. Although he wants a girlfriend, he perceives himself to be inferior and having no redeeming features. Therefore, he contents himself with his normal, repetitive life and comes to the conclusion that life has nothing to look forward to.

That is about to change when his building is overtaken by heavily armed terrorists. They quickly take out police units sent in to get them and demand an artifact/person called ''Child of Eden''. If the police take their time, they will kill a hostage every ten minutes. Hao Xuan turns out to be the first to be shot. Luckily for him, he is saved by a mysterious girl who wears a strange device that resembles a bee's posterior and allows flight, as well as an accessory that resembles a bee's attenna. She turns out to be a new human weapon called ''Vanguard'', which is made by putting nanomachines into a human, greatly enhancing his/her physical abilities and reflexes. The girl, Liu Li, quickly suppresses the terrorists and returns to her base.

That's not the end of the two protagonists' relationship. Liu Li turns out to be a Vanguard who's almost at her limit, and she has to take drugs everyday to keep herself alive. The cost of the drugs is too much hence, the military generals decide to "let her rest". Her instructor, Colonel Lee, objects to this, and begs them to let her to live a normal life for another year like promised by them before. The generals do not keep their word, since they see her as a mere machine which has outlived its purpose. They're willing to compromise however, by letting her live if Colonel Li assigns her a new mission. The promised normal life is not possible, but Liu Li does not want it anyway. She has never had any conception of a normal life, and her "raison d'etre" has always been to finish a mission. Yet, Colonel Lee still tries to give her a normal life, by assigning her to protect Shun Hao Xuan, who, like all OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, turns out to be not as ordinary as he seems, as he appears to be the ''Child of Eden''. Liu Li is hence transferred into Hao Xuan's school and acts as a normal student, and so, the manhua's title is finally justified. Sadly for Liu Li however, her normal life turns out to be short-lived, as new enemies have appeared, and they also seem to believe that Hao Xuan is the Child of Eden they are looking for.

This manhua is written and drawn by Sun Heng, and completed at twenty-three volumes (with an ongoing FanTranslation).
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!!The work provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade : The Mantis-Vanguard sports two of 'em, a large kukri and a arm-mounted one.
** May also be a {{Vibroweapon}} it does buzz.
* AccidentalPervert: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/school_shock/v01/c005/26.html This]]. Nuff said.
* ActionGirl: Liu Li, [[spoiler: Bai Hua as the dark counterpart]]
* ActionSurvivor: Hao Xuan
* [[AFatherToHisMen A Father To His Girls]]: Colonel Lee to Liu Li, up to the point of only opening up to him and getting jealous of Ah-Xuan for all the sudden attention he got. [[spoiler: Not much of a shocker, since he is her dad, unbeknownst to her.]]
* {{Ahoge}}: The Spider Vanguard.
* AlliterativeName: Liu Li's name just rolls out of your mouth.
* AerithAndBob: Cyatheaceae, Cecilia, Malick and Alicia in China or in the case of the latter 3: the friggin' military.
* AnimalMotif: A bee for Liu Li, a praying mantis for [[spoiler: Bai Hua]], a spider (Cyatheaceae) and three ants (Malick, Alicia, Shao Yu) and the Queen of the Moth, Cecilia.
* [[AntiHero Anti Heroine]]: Liu Li… yeah, sometimes the Mantis Vanguard seems more morally upstanding than her.
* ApocalypseMaiden: Inverted. [[spoiler: Ah-Xuan ain't a maiden.]] It is also more implied, [[spoiler: for being a possible trigger of WW3 (on the other hand, many treat this as a given), and only if nuclear weapons like the ones in the background that are shown while all this is being explained to Liu Li are used.]]
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Nanomachines make the Vanguards strong.
* ArmCannon: Zhou Zhong Rong had an ace up his sleeve.
* ArtificialLimbs: Xiao Jiang has a foot prothesis, Rong an ArmCannon.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Since her return to the story, Bai Hua has more or less made it her mission to keep an amnesic Ah-Xuan safe.]]
* AuthorAvatar: White Cat (Sun Heng) and his boss and staff are drawn in the omake section, often making comments on FanArt.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Bai Hua]].
* BadassGrandpa: Zhou Zhong Rong, fought in Vietnam when he was seventeen and hasn't stopped fighting since then. Considering the average age of a Vanguard he definitely is a grandpa.
* BandageBabe: Liu Li at one point.
* BarehandedBladeBlock: Liu can perform this against the AbsurdlySharpBlade of [[spoiler: Bai Hua]]. Since she does it with only one hand, it results in bleeding.
* BeamSpam: Cecilia's weapon use of choice.
* BerserkButton: The Spider Vanguard is very unpleased about the loss of her twice licked popsicle. Liu Li [[spoiler: kills Bai Hua in a completely enraged state crying, after she mortally wounded Sun Hao Xuan.]] Interestingly enough, it didn't give her the usual powerup connected with this trope, but simply resulted in a [[RealityEnsues headshot]], which she could have and would have done anyway.
* BigDamnHeroes: Liu Li saves Xuan's life during the hostage situation just before his lights get blown out.
** [[spoiler: It is subverted with Ah-Xuan's saving Bai Hua, as both get fatally wounded, and played straight with the arrival of the Marching Ant Squad and the Queen of the Moth.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: Liu Li's power source, the Nanomachines, have become more and more detrimental.
* BloodKnight: Liu Li enjoys a good fight.
* BrainInAJar: The spider tank is controlled/powered by a human brain. Liu Li puts [[DeathSeeker it]] out of it's misery.
* BrainsAndBondage: [[spoiler: Wang He has the nick name Prodigy. He also is a masochist and would've loved to do BDSM with Liu Li.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Huai Te did this once, explaining and justifying himself directly into the camera.
--> '''Huai Te:''' “Whaat? You think I´m an extremist? How did you reach the same conclusion as the psychologist I recently strangled?“
* TheBrute: Ju Jiang, a giant with a equally huge siberian hat, who cracks Mecha like peanuts with his bear hands. And seemingly stops bullets in mid-air. Doesn't talk much.
* CasanovaWannabe: Wang He.
* ChekhovsGun: Played with. Huai Te first quotes Chekhov's trope naming line, then explains the bomb he apparently placed might as well blow up now following that line of thinking. It doesn`t do that yet. Unless he was speaking in metaphors.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Wang He. He is a TeenGenius and accquaintance of Commander Li and supervises Ah-Xuan's recovery. Also might be older than he appears.]]
* ChildSoldier: Liu Li, [[spoiler: and Bai Hua]]
* CloseCallHaircut: Rong doesn't quite miss Liu Li, resulting in this trope.
* CompanionCube: B.E.E., Liu Li's propulsion and weapon system, that also provides coverfire, monitoring services and medical equipment. Due to operating mainly over voice command, it at least appears to be one.
* CoolShades: Zhou Zhong Rong.
* CrossPoppingVeins: Tells us how much Wang He just fucked up with Liu Li.
* CurbStompBattle: Boy, Liu Li gets trashed by the spider.
* {{Cyborg}}: There's the question if containing nanomachines makes you an actual cyborg, which then would include any vanguard.. Moot point, since Liu Li and [[spoiler: Bai Hua]] have their electronic sensory antennae implanted and Zhou Zhong Rong has an ArmCannon.
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler: Bai Hua]]
* DefrostingIceQueen: Compare Liu Li in [[http://www.tenmangas.com/chapter/SchoolShockVol01Ch002/218833-6.html earlier]] [[http://www.tenmangas.com/chapter/SchoolShockVol01Ch002/218833-10.html chap]][[http://www.tenmangas.com/chapter/SchoolShockVol01Ch002/218833-11.html ters]] to [[http://www.tenmangas.com/chapter/SchoolShock10/226863-14.html this Liu Li]].
* DisappearedDad
* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2, America, the International Bully. Comes with war threats as default negotiation tactic.
* {{Expy}}: Liu, at the beginning, is an action version of Rei Ayanami. Then there's Alicia. Twin Pigtails. Creepy affection towards her senior whom she calls Onee-sama. Very open displayal of said affection. Being a complete bitch and drama queen about their relationship. This is [[ToAruMajutsuNoIndex Shirai Kuroko]].
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: Female Vanguards.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Yin Hai used to be a good guy and saved his friend's daughter… and at one point turned into the mad, homicidal and megalomanical Huai Te]].
* FacelessGoons: The terrorist in the first three chapters all were black skull masks.
* FishOutOfWater: Liu Li in High School. With greetings to [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Sagara Sousuke]].
* FiveRoundsRapid: Seriously, that'll never work.
* FlowerMotifs: Schoolgirl Bai Hua has backgrounds exploding with these.
* FunnyAfro: President Omina.
* GenreSavvy: Li never takes the elevator. In high school, she's [[WrongGenreSavvy not as]] [[FishOutOfWater efficient]]
** Also, Hao Xuan. [[spoiler: Naturally, if the school idol confesses to you after speaking with you once, something's quite possibly off.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Hao Xuan, although he claims himself to be an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent.
* GenkiGirl: Alicia.
* GirlishPigtails: Alicia. And yes, she is a brat at heart.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: The NPSA or Nation Preservation Special Assault.
* GogglesDoNothing: What's the point of a foot prothesis when you're in a wheel chair?
* GroinAttack: With an improvised weapon, no less. Poor Wang He. Accompanied with a [[SarcasmMode subtle]] [[VisualPun Visual Pun]].
* {{Gunslinger}}: Liu Li.
* HandsomeLech: Malick.
* HealingFactor: Comes with {{Nanotechnology}}. [[spoiler: Ah-Xuan doesn't need those though, his healing abilities are better and faster than that.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Bai Hua, after being revived by Huai Te and healed by Wang He.]]
* HostageSituation: You haven't read the summary at the top yet, have you?
* HouseWife: Shao Yu apparently wants to become one (or, to properly quote: "How To Become A Economic Housewife).
* HumongousMecha: Present but not terribly effictive. Well, apart from being effectively {{Mooks}}. Moreover, they aren't that big. The army has quite a lot of them [[spoiler: and sends them along with four vanguards to stop Huai Te and save Ah-Xuan and Liu Li. It makes him retreat.]]
* IAmYourFather: Huai Te tries to invoke this on Liu Li. In a sense, he made what she used to be, so he's half right, but still: [[spoiler: Bullet to the face!]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Colonel John Lee gave his daughter to the Chineses military, knowing fully well that she'd become a ChildSoldier and not be regarded as a person by her officers. If he hadn't she would have died at 4.]] Also, his superiors understand that sacrifice is a common thing and necessary in the life of a soldier.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Ah-Xuan definitely would prefer a life with less fighting, explosions and murder around him. Liu Li zigzags this trope: first of all, her life belongs on the battlefield and in the baracks, which she's pretty much accustomed to by now, thus making that normal for her. She turns any form of normal life, since she believes she is only suited to fight. She claims she has to fight [[spoiler: but then admits Ah-Xuan is a possible escape route from her previous life]].
* IllGirl: Xiao Jiang
* ImportantHaircut : Inverted, Liu Li's hair grows several inches [[spoiler: after Xuan injects her with healing nano-machines, saving her life. Afterwards, she lives with him and their relationship improves slightly.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Ah-Xuan for Hao Xuan. [[spoiler: Prodigy for Wang He.]]
* {{Joshikousei}}: Liu Li and Bai Hua.
* TheKlutz : Our capable Liu Li fails at almost anything non-military related. Ahem… Picasso bee embroidery. Injured fingers. Gadget repair frustration. Completely misunderstanding the situation.
* LadyOfWar: [[spoiler: Bai Hua.]]
* LargeHam: Huai Te, the Snake Professor. [[spoiler: Formerly known as Yin Hai. That guy was very down-to-earth.]]
* LeotardOfPower: Liu Li's first military outfit.
* LightningBruiser: The Mantis Vanguard, even more so than Liu Li.
* LittleMissBadass: Liu Li.
* LivingMacGuffin: Hao Xuan
* LoveTriangle: Liu Li - Ah-Xuan - Bai Hua.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Beats a spider tank. Nice job, Liu.
* MadScientist : The Snake Professor.
* {{Meganekko}}: Shao Yu.
* MindOverMatter: Ju Jiang. If it isn't supermagnetism that can stop bullets.
* MissingMom: Died in a plane crash. [[spoiler: It was murder, until its revealed she shot herself]].
* [[SirSwearsalot Miss Swears-a-lot]: Cyatheaceae. She likes to drop F-bombs.
* {{Mooks}}: Arab insurgents, terrorists, [[RedshirtArmy soldiers and Public Security policemen]].
* MostCommonSuperpower: Huai Te's Vanguard Troops are stecked with muscles and tits. [[spoiler: Even Liu Li post-OP.]]
* {{Nanomachines}}: AppliedPhlebotinum.
* NewTransferStudent: Liu Li; [[spoiler: apparently, Bai Hua transferred as well, before the story begins]]
* NiceHat: Ju Jiang's siberian hat. Andrew King's … THING.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: President [[BarackObama Onima]]
* NonActionGuy: Hao Xuan
* NoodleIncident: [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/school_shock/v01/c005/27.html Just what was this Ci Xi Vocational School Milk Squeezing Incident?]]
* NowLetMeCarryYou: "This time, let me protect you" [[spoiler: Bai Hua to an amnesic Hao Xuan.]]
* OccidentalOtaku: Andrew King.
* OfCourseISmoke: Hao Xuan fails at smoking at first, but manages to keep it up. Liu Li snarks it'll make him even dumber.
* OneOfUs: White Cat is a fan of {{Gantz}}, Franchise/ResidentEvil and most obviously, {{moe}}.
* {{Oneesama}}: The Moth Queen towards at least one of the ant girls.
* OpeningActionSequence: The first scene shows us Liu Li fighting mujaheddin or arab terrorists somewhere in the near or middle east.
* OralFixation: The Spider Vanguard is fond of popsicles.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Hao Xuan, or so he claims.
* ParentalAbandonment: Ah-Xuan, Liu Li, Bai Hua.
* PeoplePuppet: Liu Li get turned into one (literally by getting attached to wires) for a chapter and remains conscious through out.
* PoliceAreUseless:
* PrettyFreeloader: Liu Li crashes at Ah-Xuans place for a while.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler: The way Bai Hua goes down.]]
* PunchAWall: After a discussion with his superiors gone bad, Colonel Lee does that. Can be easily mistaken for RageAgainstTheReflection, since he actually hits a window.
* {{Puppetmaster}}: The Spider Vanguard does this with her Wire Apparatus and PeoplePuppets, or…
* RazorFloss, but she thinks it's not as satisfying.
* RapunzelHair: The Queen of the Moth.
* RealityEnsues : So there's this injured girl lying on the street and due to spoileriffic circumstances you have to carry her home. Good thing that all girls are light... not, with this one filled up with lil' buddies called nanomachines, no wonder she's heavy.
** A HostageSituation will always call for sniper support.
** Most people don't look cool with their first cig.
** And major fights downtown attract attention.
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: Guess what this is: http://www.mangafox.com/manga/school_shock/v01/c014.2/14.html.
** Answer: [[spoiler: the EEG of the Child of Eden]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: Bai Hua's ultimate technique. Also make the suit plugs change to red in an otherwise black and white medium.]]
* {{Revenge}}: One of Huai Te's motivations. As an apparent developer of nanotechnology, he seems to have been mistreated and robbed of his creation.
* SarcasticClapping: Huai Te's arrival on the battle between Liu Li and [[spoiler: Bai Hua after the latter stabs Ah-Xuan and is shot by the former for that.]]
* SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler: Ah-Xuan stops Liu Li from killing Bai Hua]]. Resulting in impressive backstabbing.
** Also, Zhou Zhong Rong inverts this as he grabs Hao Xuan's hand to prevent him from falling to a very messy death. And subverts the saving by using him as hostage.
* SempaiKohai: Ah-Xuan and Bai Hua (The Senior).
* SensorCharacter : Apparently, Vanguards can sense each other through bio-electrical fluctuations, probably referring to side-effects of the nanomachines.
* SheFu: [[spoiler: Bai Hua]] and Liu Li.
* ShoutOut: A lot.
** The logo Liu Li uploads into the screens of the mall as she takes over the system with B.E.E. is an allusion to GhostInTheShell and the “laughing man“ symbol.
** Huai Te's eyelid holders are taken from ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.
** Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion: IF HE ORDERED YOU TO DIE, WOULD YOU DO IT?
** Didn't you see [[{{ArmyOfTwo}} Salem and Rios]] working with the terrorists in the first chapter?
** You'd probably see some Full Metal Panic references in the first few chapters.
** President Omina's a Trigun fan by the look of things.
** The United Federation logo seems to be like the ESF in the Gundam 00 series.
** An omake in chapter 14 is based on Lucky Star's Lucky Channel.
** Kamen Rider Decade's henshin belt can be spotted on Andrew King's waist in chapter 16.
** As well as his {{K-On}} shirt.
* ShowWithinAShow: {{Kamen Rider}} 555, along with what looks like RL pictures on the tv screen.
* SlasherSmile: Huai Te loves this trope.
* SmokingIsCool: Zhou Zhong Rong.
* SpiderTank: Cause nothing screams overkill like taking hostages with heavy armor.
* StarterVillain: [[spoiler: Bai Hua, [[{{EnforcedTrope}} as enforced by Huai Te]].]]
* StopOrIShootMyself: [[spoiler: Huo Xuan does this to help Liu Li escape]]
* {{Stripperific}}: Cyatheceae's outfit.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Liu Li towards Instructor Li, to the point where she gets enthusiastically [[GenkiGirl hyperactive]]. [[spoiler: She gradually opens up to Hao Xuan as well.]]
* SuperSoldier : What the Vanguards basically are, if you're willing to consider them human and not just a mere weapon. Deconstructed, since they aren't long-lived (Liu Li has to face her death in about a year) and very expensive to maintain, thus a liability, though the earlier models still have it better.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Although it's 2017, the only new thing seems to be only related to the military
* TeenGenius: [[spoiler: Wang He.]]
* TooKinkyToTorture : As Hao Xuan says, sympathy is wasted on Wang He.
* {{Tsundere}}: Liu Li
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Bai Hua stabs Ah-Xuan after he saved her friggin' life]]. The "sorry" may have been sarcastic (or not).
** Though what is said after that heavily indicates that it was thought of as a favor.
*** [[spoiler: Averted later on, however, as [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone something broke]] inside Bai Hua soon after she did this, leading to her becoming TheAtoner after her revival.]]
* UnsoundEffect: Heal, Heal.
* TheVoiceless: Ju Jiang.
* WaveMotionGun: Cecilia's weapon of choice.
* {{Webcomic}}: School Shock is definitely a manhua, but it's still originally published online.
* WaifFu: Liu Li; [[spoiler: to a lesser degree, Bai Hua, since she's older than Liu Li and prefers to dice enemies rather than kicking their asses.]]
* WingdingEyes: Liu Li sports this, surprisingly, as well as her superior officer.
* TheWorfEffect: Mechas provide this.
* WorthyOpponent: Liu Li to Rong. [[spoiler: Bai Hua]] to Liu Li.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Somebody should have told Liu Li that school boys who stalk you are interested in your body, not your organization.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Liu is silver-haired.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Liu Li.