Awesome: Sammy Keyes
- At least one per book. Sammy and her friends are that Badass Normal
- Sammy bargaining a piece of cake out of Hudson for breakfast, using the excuse that it's her birthday the next day and she hasn't liked celebrating it for two years.
- Heather and her pals try to steal Sammy's horseshoe, and she beats them all up and breaks Heather's arm.. Those wrestling lessons paid off.
- Holly bringing her baseball bat when she and Sammy investigate the "abandoned" warehouse where Tony works. It comes in handy, and Sammy admits she wouldn't have thought of it.
- Marissa created an in-universe Ensemble Darkhorse, getting the school to nominate Sammy for "Best Original Style".
- Sammy has an opportunity to punch Heather in the nose, the way she did in The Hotel Thief, but holds back. As a result Heather gets in trouble and Sammy gains maturity.