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* GrayEyes: Reid is the second variation described on the trope page. He's the most legalistic of the team, generally stern, and takes the longest to warm up to Benjamin.


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* IcyGrayEyes: Gray-eyed Reid is the most legalistic of the team, generally stern, and takes the longest to warm up to Benjamin.


''Battlecry'' has two prequels, a novel called ''Excalibur'' that takes place in 1994 and follow the exploits of another team, and ''Ignite'', a novella that takes place a month before the beginning of ''Battlecry.'' Two more novels, ''Sentinel'' and ''Mercury,'' will be released in 2018.

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''Battlecry'' has two prequels, a novel called ''Excalibur'' that takes place in 1994 and follow the exploits of another team, and ''Ignite'', a novella that takes place a month before the beginning of ''Battlecry.'' Two more novels, ''Sentinel'' and ''Mercury,'' will be were released in 2018.
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* BilingualBonus: A ton in ''Excalibur,'' where much of the Spanish also doubles as GettingCrapPastTheRadar. Without translations, the book could pass as PG-13. Translated, it's a solid R.


* BadBoss: Patrick, and how. He bullies, beats, and abuses every single teammate, male or female.

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* BadBoss: Patrick, and how. He Patrick bullies, beats, and abuses every single teammate, male or female.

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* The90s: ''Excalibur'' takes place in August 1994.


!! Battlecry contains examples of:

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!! Battlecry contains and its prequels contain examples of:



* BadassNormal: Captain Drummond, the police liaison who calls Jill out on her shit more than once.

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* BadassNormal: Several.
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Captain Drummond, the police liaison captain who calls Jill out on her shit more than once.once.
** Sebastian Gonzales, a fourteen year-old boy who bum-rushes Patrick at one point.
** Miguel ''and'' his parents.
** Lawrence Gonzales.



* BookDumb: The whole team, with the exception of Benjamin. The camps want it that way. They Get Better though, and by the end of the book are making great efforts to educate themselves.
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Jillian is shown coaching Ember in martial arts. The first instance is Foreshadowing [[spoiler:of Patrick's attack on Ember.]]

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* BookDumb: The whole team, with the exception BFS: Heather can produce one of Benjamin. The camps want it that way. They Get Better though, and these from her hand by the end power of the book are making great efforts to educate themselves.
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Jillian is shown coaching Ember in martial arts. The first instance is Foreshadowing [[spoiler:of Patrick's attack on Ember.
thought alone. [[StockWeaponNames She named it Excalibur.]] It can cut through [[AbsurdlySharpBlade just about anything.]]



** Roberto in ''Excalibur.''



* BookDumb: The whole team, with the exception of Benjamin. The camps want it that way. They Get Better though, and by the end of the book are making great efforts to educate themselves.
** Heather is illiterate.
* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Jillian is shown coaching Ember in martial arts. The first instance is Foreshadowing [[spoiler:of Patrick's attack on Ember.]]



* CallForward: In ''Ignite,'' Patrick expresses pragmatic admiration for how the chemistry teacher locked the students into a school and set it on fire. [[spoiler: In ''Battlecry,'' he does just that at a local high school.]]



* DueToTheDead: Heather might be cornered in a room and about to be lynched by a mob, but dammit, she's going to [[spoiler: give Eleazar the hero's funeral he deserves.]]



* GoodParents: The Gonzales parents in ''Battlecry'' and the Alvear parents in ''Excalibur.''
* GratuitousSpanish: Alejandro, a native of Mexico, slips into his native language when he's upset, which also doubles as GettingCrapPastTheRadar since he is incredibly foul-mouthed. [[spoiler: So does his half-brother, Roberto.]]



* HighClassCallGirl: Veronica



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Captain Drummond and Sebastian Gonzales.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Captain Drummond and Sebastian Gonzales. In ''Excalibur,'' Ágata and Eleazar.]]



* MotherBear: Mrs. Trent. She [[spoiler:murders Patrick for supposedly killing her daughter, Eleanor.]]

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* MotherBear: Mrs. Trent. She [[spoiler:murders Patrick for supposedly killing her daughter, Eleanor.]] Leticia Ortiz ''beat a man to death with a meat hammer'' when he broke in to kidnap her son.



* NamedWeapon: Heather cheekily named her BFS "Excalibur."



* RunForTheBorder: How the 1994 San Diego team decide to escape the camps.



* StarCrossedLovers: Jillian is a superheroine. Benjamin is a civilian and [[spoiler:from a supervillain family.]]

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* StarCrossedLovers: Jillian is a superheroine. Benjamin is a civilian and [[spoiler:from a supervillain family.SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: Eleazar, the leader of the 1994 San Diego team.]]



* SoapOpera: Heather is a big fan of both US soaps and Mexican ''telenovelas.''



* StarCrossedLovers: Jillian is a superheroine. Benjamin is a civilian and [[spoiler:from a supervillain family.]]



* TheSuperheroTeam: The main characters are a functioning superhero team in a fictional coastal Georgia city, Saint Catherine. Doubles as a BadassCrew because of their combat abilities. By the end of the novel, they qualify as a BandOfBrothers, and Reid even refers to Marco and Benjamin as his "brothers."

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* TheSuperheroTeam: SuperheroTeam: The main characters are a functioning superhero team in a fictional coastal Georgia city, Saint Catherine. Doubles as a BadassCrew because of their combat abilities. By the end of the novel, they qualify as a BandOfBrothers, and Reid even refers to Marco and Benjamin as his "brothers."


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* TheIllegal: It's strongly implied that Alejandro is undocumented.


Battlecry by Emerald Dodge is a 2018 superhero novel.\\\

Jillian Johnson, known as the mighty Battlecry, was born into a superhero cult. She craves a life of freedom, far away from her violent and abusive team leader, Patrick. With no education, no money, and no future to speak of, she's stuck in the dangerous life...until she meets the mysterious and compelling Benjamin, a civilian with superpowers. When Patrick confronts her, she fights back--and then runs for her life. One by one, her ex-teammates join her until a new team has formed.

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Battlecry ''Battlecry'' by Emerald Dodge is a 2018 superhero novel.\\\

Jillian Johnson, known as the mighty Battlecry, was born into a superhero cult. She craves a life of freedom, far away from her violent and abusive team leader, Patrick. With no education, no money, and no future to speak of, she's stuck in the dangerous life...until she meets the mysterious and compelling Benjamin, a civilian with superpowers. When Patrick confronts her, she fights back--and then runs for her life. One by one, her ex-teammates join her until a new team has formed.
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''Battlecry'' has two prequels, a novel called ''Excalibur'' that takes place in 1994 and follow the exploits of another team, and ''Ignite'', a novella that takes place a month before the beginning of ''Battlecry.'' Two more novels, ''Sentinel'' and ''Mercury,'' will be released in 2018.

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* FantasticRacism: Jill considers a Super (person with powers) marrying a non-Super (a person without powers) to be "unnatural."


* PintsizedPowerhouse: Poor, poor Marco.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: PintSizedPowerhouse: Poor, poor Marco.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: Poor, poor Marco.

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* DeathFakedForYou: Jill and Captain Drummond concoct one of these schemes to protect Benjamin after the library, because in Benjamin's line of work, [[ResignationsNotAccepted one can't just walk away.]]


* AnnoyingYoungerSiblings: Marco flirts with this trope, notably yanking Jill's chain when they're looking for a hideout following a hostage scene, being obstinate and argumentative before and after the school attack, and whining about his job during the flood.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSiblings: AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Marco flirts with this trope, notably yanking Jill's chain when they're looking for a hideout following a hostage scene, being obstinate and argumentative before and after the school attack, and whining about his job during the flood.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSiblings: Marco flirts with this trope, notably yanking Jill's chain when they're looking for a hideout following a hostage scene, being obstinate and argumentative before and after the school attack, and whining about his job during the flood.


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* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]: One of the fastest ways to push Jill into an UnstoppableRage is to threaten Marco.


* CrapsaccharineWorld: Beautiful heroines! Handsome heroes! Everyone loves them! Oh and they're born and raised in cult-like totalitarian camps that starve, beat, and control their every move, don't educate them, and (it's implied) kill the ones who try to escape.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: Beautiful heroines! Handsome heroes! Everyone loves them! Oh Oh, and they're born and raised in cult-like totalitarian camps that starve, beat, and starve them, beat them, control their every move, don't educate them, and (it's implied) kill the ones who try to escape.

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* ChekhovsGunman: Jill sarcastically tells Jasmine, a woman who appears in just one short scene, to tell the world about Patrick's abuse. She does--and it is among the biggest OhCrap moments in the novel.


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* OhCrap: Jill has a mighty moment of this trope when she realizes that Patrick knows she spilled the beans on him. Later, Benjamin and Jill have another when Benjamin's parents show up during the climax.


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* RunOrDie: Jill faces this after unleashing a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Patrick, her commander. Much later in the novel, Benjamin and Jill face this choice on the gym roof.

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