Fan Fic / First American Blitz

"The first rule, you will all kill each other until only one remains. This is not a fantasy. This is not a lie. This is a fact and the reality you will face after you leave this room. All but one of you will die before this ends. If one of you intends to be that lone survivor, you will need to accept this fact wholeheartedly and place it at the center of everything else; before everything else. And by that, I mean your friends and family."
— Omatsu Reiko, Program Supervisor

1st American Blitz is a Fan Fiction written by Terryllennium (the pen name of Terryll Preston), an Elsewhere Fic based around the universe shared by the novel, film and manga adaptions of Battle Royale.

This is an Elsewhere Fic using the standard conventions of a typical Original Battle Royale (OBR) such as a Cast Herd of OC's from Eagleland (or any other country of the writers choice) stranded in a abandoned area for a kill or be killed game with a political backdrop of some type. All of these factors vary Depending on the Writer but remain largely consistent throughout the fandom.

The Blitz is the American variant of the BR Survival Act, a regularly occuring government sanctioned act that uses the frequent mass killing of middle school students to lower teenage crime, juvenile delinquency and academic boycotting as a method of behavioural deterrence. The teenagers in question are a group of 29 high school students from across the states, all of whom are finalists for a ' National French Essay Contest'. The Blitz was proposed as a solution to the high numbers of unwanted teen pregnancies, STD's in minors, juvenile crimes including rape, arson, vandalism, theft and murder as well as the future of the nation being flushed down the toilet due to an apathetic generation of drug addicts and aspiring criminals.

The author achieves deep and rich characterization through the use of the A Day in the Limelight method, making each chapter resolve around a certain student and their experiences within the game. It should be noted that this story is not for everyone, containing scenes of violence, death, sex, rape, foul language, drug references as well as numerous characters with politically incorrect stances. Whilst there hasn't been much bloodshed through the story so far, any deathscene is a combination of Nausea Fuel and Nightmare Fuel. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.

Whilst a work in progress, the 1st American Blitz is currently 25 chapters long and has a word count of 149,923 making it a potential Door Stopper. It can be found here.

Now has it's own Character Sheet!

This fanfiction/novel contains examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: Charlene doesn't have the best of relationships with her father.
  • Action Girl: Leslie Thurston and JoAnne Dechon have shades of this, however Charlene 'Charlie' Rae Dolan is a relatively straight example.
  • Action Survivor: At least a dozen, however some are more capable and resourceful than others.
  • Actual Pacifist: Rahdi Patel.
  • A Day in the Limelight: How the author navigates around the 29 competitors.
  • Alliterative Name: Eduardo 'Eddy' Escobar.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Almost all nightmares had by Brenda Hughes involve both herself and best friend Alisia Bennetti being brutally raped and/or killed by faceless boys.
  • Antagonist in Mourning: Omatsu-San admits to finding it hard coping with the death of her own daughter in a past Program, however, she still refers to Junko as her greatest failure.
  • Anyone Can Die
  • Attempted Rape: Trevor Gates to Brenda Hughes, broken up in the Squickiest of ways.
  • The Baroness: Omatsu-San is of the Rosa Klebb variety, although she isn't mentioned to be old or unattractive.
  • Battle Couple: Jimmy Turner and Leslie Thurston.
  • Betty and Veronica: Big Man on Campus Nicholas 'Nick' Lang as Archie, Hollywood Pudgy Victoria 'Vikki' Shaw as Betty and Rich Bitch Alisia 'Lisi' Benetti as Veronica.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Robert 'Bobby' Cheveyo rescuing Brenda Hughes from Trevor Gates.
  • Big Man on Campus: Nicholas 'Nick' Lang, although he'd rather hang out with Victoria 'Vikki' Shaw.
  • Body Horror: The detonation of a PISCES PRC-001XD is this or Bloody Hilarity.
  • Bring My Brown Pants: A handful of students lose control of their bladder during and after the orientation session with Omatsu-San.
  • The Chewtoy: Eduardo 'Eddy' Escobar can't seem to take a break. Every encounter so far with another competitor results in him getting beaten up.
  • Closed Circle: The Kasanagi-Eto.
  • Cold Sniper: Charlene 'Charlie' Rae Dolan is being crafted into one of these.
  • Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are: Rahdi Patel hides from Rob McKean in the Kasanagi-Eto Mess Hall, in his search for her he uses this exact line before moving on to threats.
  • Crapsack World: Although with the exception of the US Government, nobody seems to care.
  • Costume Porn: Whilst not overly excessive, details of each characters outfit are made whenever said character is introduced. The main offenders are Rich Bitches Alisia Benetti and Brenda Hughes who are often written in both present time and flashbacks with designer clothing, including the specific brands of these garments and how they fit the shape of their bodies. Alisia even attempts to use one of her brand new pair of red Tory Burch Buckled Platform Sandals as an Improvised Weapon during her Day In The Limelight.
  • Deadly Game: The Blitz, in case you hadn't realised.
  • The Determinator: Misty Greer is perfectly content with having no social life and being seen as a bitch, just as long as she comes closer to achieving her long term goals. She is quick to adopt the very same mindset when she is released from the Orientation Room on the Kasanagi Eto.
  • Dragon Lady: Omatsu Reiko's role as The Baroness might overlap into this.
  • Dramatis Personae: Around Chapter 20 for some reason.
  • Escort Mission: JoAnne will probably be having to protect her sister Sadie for the duration of The Blitz.
  • Eternal Engine / Pipe Maze: The lower levels of the Kasanagi Eto are these, complete with metallic flooring, twisting dark corridors and the constant stench of oil.
  • The Everyman: Robert 'Bobby' Cheveyo.
  • Every Man Has His Price: Used by numerous competitors in flashbacks to their everday lives.
    • Trevor Gates uses bribes to stay out of trouble with the law as well as hush money to shut the mouths of girls he has raped.
    • Misty Greer stops her coach from cutting her from the varsity volleyball team after threatening to have him fired and his reputation ruined.
    • The father of Jonathan 'Jonny' Chiang throws money at problems caused by his sons constant fighting.
    • Alisia Bennetti uses her extreme wealth to deal with any problems that flies her way, including silencing the witnesses of any of her public outbursts. Subverted when she frantically offers Omatsu-San and the soldiers money in exchange for her freedom, but is instead tossed out the door of the Orientation Room and into the Kasanagi Eto.
  • Expy: Whilst most of the characters are wholly original in their creation, some could be considered an expy from characters in the source material, as well as other fandoms.
    • Battle Royale: The more obvious ones being Wendy Prince and Trevor Gates being based off of Yukie Utsumi and Kazushi Niida respectively.
    • The Hunger Games: Charlene 'Charlie' Rae Dolan shares a number of simularities with Katniss Everdeen.
    • Real Life: Word of God states that Alisia Benetti and Brenda Hughes were based on Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie respectively, pre-breakup.
  • Eye Scream: The poison in the PISCES collar can result in eyeballs nearly bursting from their sockets and Tears of Blood.
  • Fiery Redhead: Leslie Thurston.
  • Filler: The World We Live In, Personal Views & Opinions parts 1 & 2, Blitz Updates and the Dramatis Personae.
  • Foreshadowing: This gem from Nicholas 'Nick' Lang: "Has anyone ever told you, Vikki, that being this happy often hides some sort of deep-seated, childhood trauma that leads to the person going nuts and murdering all of her closest friends?"
  • Fun T-Shirt: Sadie Dechon wears one saying "No, I'm the SMART one!".
  • Gorn: Averted. Whilst there have been some unsettling fight scenes and gruesome death, these have all been spread out over the course of nineteen chapters - This helps in making the rare occurences of bloodshed all the more chilling.
  • Gratuitous French: Averted. Despite being the finalists in a 'National French Essay Contest' none of the competitors have spoken a word of French throughout the entire story thus far.
  • Gray Eyes: Brian Addison.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Jonathan 'Jonny' Chiang IS this trope.
  • Handicapped Badass: Jonathan Chiang may have started the game with a bullet in the thigh, but that didn't stop him from beating Eduardo 'Eddy' Escobar into a bloody pulp.
  • Handsome Lech: Trevor Gates.
  • Hidden Depths: At first Brenda Hughes seems like your average teenage Rich Bitch acting as The Dragon to her equally wealthy friend, but come her Day In The Limelight she is revealled to be a genuinely troubled and conflicted girl with an unstable family background and genuine dedication to Alisia Bennetti.
    • Omatsu-San receives a background chapter that reveals a chilling motive behind her stern views and opinions.
  • Hysterical Woman: Alisia Bennetti is reduced to one of these very early on into the story, it is unknown at this point if she'll get any better.
  • Idiot Ball: Given their situation and it being so early into the game, it's justified, if not a little annoying at times.
  • Ice Queen: Misty Greer.
  • Ill Girl: Sadie Dechon, she also doubles as The Load due to any attack or surprise potentially being able to trigger an asthma attack.
  • I Regret Nothing: Averted with Jonathan 'Jonny' Chiang who allows himself to be beaten up by a gang of guys, the ringleader of which is the older brother of a boy Jonny disabled in a fight. Normally he'd be able to take care of himself in this situation, but his guilt and regrets won't allow him.
  • Jerk Jock: Subverted with Nicholas 'Nick' Lang who turns out to be a nice guy, even preferring the company of Victoria 'Vikki' Shaw as opposed to Alisia Bennetti and Brenda Hughes.
    • Played straight with Misty Greer who believes she was justified in breaking a teammates ankle to win a game of varsity volleyball, then threatening to have her coach fired when he tries to cut her from the team.
  • Joke Weapon: 36in Axe Handle.
  • Kill 'em All: The premise of the Blitz.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Some of the competitors are exceptionally awful in their flashback scenes, and whilst most of them don't deserve to be killed over their past actions, you can't exactly say that they do not deserve what's coming to them.
    • This is also, for a lack of better words, how Omatsu-San describes the Blitz.
    • Even though it was horrible, Trevor Gates got his just desserts.
  • The Load: Sadie Dechon to her sister JoAnne.
  • MacGuffin: Priscilla Barnes offers her virginity to Trevor Gates in exchange for him withholding information that could ruin her sisters reputation. What this scandal is is never explained or elaborated on, only that Priscilla is willing to sleep with her sisters supposed rapist for it to not become common knowledge.
  • Male Gaze: Robert Cheveyo tries not to get caught staring at Peggy Ryman's breasts on the plane.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Robert 'Rob' McKean tries to be one of these and fails.
  • Mood-Swinger: Brian Addison. After sneaking up on Misty Greer he holds her under gunpoint in attempt to reason with her, however when she distracts and trips him he flies off the handle and attempts to gun her down as she flees. However, it is mentioned later on in that same chapter he is Bipolar.
  • My Beloved Smother: It is implied that Misty Greer's mother is partially to blame for her daughters behaviour.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. There's Robert 'Bobby' Cheveyo and Robert 'Rob' McKean, although they come from different schools.
  • Only Sane Man: Rochelle Meyers.
  • Poison Is Corrosive: When a collar detonates the subsequent death of the student can easily be described as a toned down version of what happens to a deadite once the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis is destroyed.
  • Rape as Drama: Trevor Gates is excessively rough when taking the virginity of Priscilla Barnes, refusing to slow down or stop when she screams out in agony. It's not only stated that a similiar scenario happened to her sister, but it's implied that this has happened with numerous other girls in their school.
  • Recap Chapter: Chapter 11.
  • Rich Bitch: The defining traits of Alisia Bennetti, Brenda Hughes and Trevor Gates.
  • Rule of Funny: Alisia Benetti's attempt to wield a pair of designer pump sandals as an Improvised Weapon is either this, or depressing foreshadowing.
  • Scenery Porn: Perhaps not the straightest of examples, but the author tends to go into meticulous detail of each students immediate surroundings, especially the humidity and smell of the air.
  • Slashed Throat: Rahdi Patel narrowly avoids this fate whilst being held hostage.
  • Speak Ill of the Dead: Several years after her daughter's death, Omatsu-San states "She was and remains to this day my greatest failure." for the sole reason of Junko being a wannabe Valley Girl and something of a Bratty Teenage Daughter.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Both Leslie Thurston and the father of her unborn child Jimmy Turner are drafted into the Blitz. Understandably, Jimmy becomes something of a Papa Wolf.
  • Tears of Blood: Of the Squick variety.
  • The Family That Slays Together: Madelyn and Andrew Higgins try to be this, but end up being nothing more than a poor Quirky Miniboss Squad.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: A large fraction of the Orientation & Briefing speech is this, given by Program Supervisor Omatsu Reiko.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Charlene 'Charlie' Rae Dolan and her best friend Rahdi Patel.
  • Toxic Leash: The PISCES PRC-001XD.
  • Trash Talk: Pops up a fair bit.
    • "II was wondering when I was gonna run into the 'baby-oil boy's club'. S'up guys? Too jacked up to lube each other's assholes with your dicks today?"
    — Jonathan 'Jonny' Chiang
  • Twenty-Nine Token Band:If a group shot of all of the competitors were to be taken, the racial and political diversity could possibly rival that of New Directions.
    • No words on any handicapped characters yet.
  • The Voiceless: Robert 'Bobby' Cheveyo. Whilst he's been playing this trope straight so far, it isn't yet known how much longer it will last for.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: The chapter "Awake and Arrival" ends with Robert Cheveyo losing his lunch all over the floor.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Trevor Gates is killed exactly one chapter after his Day In The Limelight, although he probably won't be missed.
  • You Keep Using That Word: *item of clothing*-covered *bodypart*.