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* SupernaturallyValidatedTransPerson:
** The first novel, "Dreadnought", opens with Dannie receiving the powers of a dying superhero, which has the side effort of transforming her into her idealised self. Notably the series was written by a trans woman specifically as a PowerFantasy for young transgender adults.
** The second novel features an inversion, where a transphobe's sense of being "normal" is invalidated instead. [[spoiler: Greywych (an AlphaBitch modelled after "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Trans Exclusive Radical Feminists]]" in the first novel, and an outright antagonist in the second) casts a spell to [[{{Gendercide}} kill off "men"]]; by her definition, anyone with a Y chromosome. It turns out that she's a cis woman with a Y chromosome and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androgen_insensitivity_syndrome androgen insensitivity]], [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard meaning she almost dies as well]].]]


* CharacterTitle: ''Dreadnought'' is named after the hero that gives Danny her powers.

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* CharacterTitle: ''Dreadnought'' is named after the hero that gives Danny her powers.powers, whose role Danny takes on.


* AllThereInTheManual: In-universe, there is mention of an ''ethics manual'' specifically for dealing with Dreadnought's powers, and a general orientation guide for young metahumans. The latter seems like a reasonable thing for a long-standing superteam like the Legion Pacifica to have on hand, but the former definitely overlaps with CrazyPrepared.

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* AllThereInTheManual: In-universe, there is mention of an ''ethics manual'' specifically ethics manual ''specifically'' for dealing with Dreadnought's powers, and a general orientation guide for young metahumans. The latter seems like a reasonable thing for a long-standing superteam like the Legion Pacifica to have on hand, but the former definitely overlaps with CrazyPrepared.



* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Danny and Sarah]] by book two.

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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Danny and Sarah]] by the end of book two.


* AntagonistTitle: Each of the two books:
** ''Dreadnought''
** ''Sovereign''

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* AntagonistTitle: Each of ''Sovereign'' is named after the two books:
** ''Dreadnought''
** ''Sovereign''
antagonist of its book.



* CharacterTitle: ''Dreadnought'' is named after the hero that gives Danny her powers.



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each book is a OneWordTitle, AntagonistTitle:

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each book is a OneWordTitle, AntagonistTitle:CharacterTitle:



* OneWordTitle: Each book has an AntagonistTitle:

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* OneWordTitle: Each book has an AntagonistTitle:CharacterTitle:


* AntagonistTitle: Each of the two books:
** ''Dreadnought''
** ''Sovereign''



* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Notably [[AvertedTrope averted]], for the most part. While superpowers are basically magic, their interaction with the real world pays attention to physical realities: flyers need to worry about wind resistance and atmospheric oxygen levels (as well as G forces when they're carrying baseline humans), metahumans that can shrug off artillery shells will still suffer significant injuries when hit with space debris at orbital velocities, etc.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Notably [[AvertedTrope averted]], {{Averted|Trope}}, for the most part. While superpowers are basically magic, their interaction with the real world pays attention to physical realities: flyers need to worry about wind resistance and atmospheric oxygen levels (as well as G forces when they're carrying baseline humans), metahumans that can shrug off artillery shells will still suffer significant injuries when hit with space debris at orbital velocities, etc.



--->'''Danny''': That was nice good cop, bad cop we did there.
--->'''Sarah''' (blank and confused): We were doing what now?

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--->'''Danny''': That was nice good cop, bad cop we did there.
--->'''Sarah'''
there.\\
'''Sarah'''
(blank and confused): We were doing what now?



* FlightStrengthHeart: [[InvertedTrope inverted]] when Danny shows off her powers to Charlie, and starts by levitating a marble using her lattice manipulation, visibly strained.
-->'''Charlie''': "That's uh, hm. That's... really neat."
-->'''Danny''': (blushing) "I can also bench press a school bus."
-->'''Sarah''': "She saved that airliner last week."

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* FlightStrengthHeart: [[InvertedTrope inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} when Danny shows off her powers to Charlie, and starts by levitating a marble using her lattice manipulation, visibly strained.
-->'''Charlie''': "That's uh, hm. That's... really neat."
-->'''Danny''':
"\\
'''Danny''':
(blushing) "I can also bench press a school bus."
-->'''Sarah''':
"\\
'''Sarah''':
"She saved that airliner last week."



* GPSEvidence: Calamity and Danny manage to figure out where one of Utopia's henchmen lives from a single napkin he used. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because they enroll the help of [[AWizardDidIt a literal wizard]] (Sarah's friend Charlie) to do it.

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* GPSEvidence: Calamity and Danny manage to figure out where one of Utopia's henchmen lives from a single napkin he used. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} because they enroll the help of [[AWizardDidIt a literal wizard]] (Sarah's friend Charlie) to do it.



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each book is a OneWordTitle, AntagonistTitle:
** ''Dreadnought''
** ''Sovereign''



--> '''Danny''': "You're not going to shoot him, are you?"
--> '''Calamity''': "Well, yeah. That's what guns are ''for''."
--> '''Danny''': "You can't kill people! We're the good guys!"
--> '''Calamity''': "I'm loaded with [[StunGun jelly rounds]]. These things have no penetration whatsoever. It'll be like hitting him with a baseball bat."

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--> '''Danny''': "You're not going to shoot him, are you?"
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you?"\\
'''Calamity''': "Well, yeah. That's what guns are ''for''."
--> '''Danny''': "You can't kill people! We're the good guys!"
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guys!"\\
'''Calamity''': "I'm loaded with [[StunGun jelly rounds]]. These things have no penetration whatsoever. It'll be like hitting him with a baseball bat."



* OneWordTitle: Each book has an AntagonistTitle:
** ''Dreadnought''
** ''Sovereign''



-->'''Sarah''': "I'm not going anywhere with you while you're being like this."
-->'''Danny''': "Being like ''what''?"
-->'''Sarah''': "A bitch. Danny, what is up with you?"

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-->'''Sarah''': "I'm not going anywhere with you while you're being like this."
-->'''Danny''':
"\\
'''Danny''':
"Being like ''what''?"
-->'''Sarah''':
''what''?"\\
'''Sarah''':
"A bitch. Danny, what is up with you?"


* BigBad: In the first book, we have Utopia, a cyborg-themed supervillain.

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* BigBad: In the first book, we have Utopia, a cyborg-themed supervillain. In the second, we get Sovereign, a fascist billionaire.


Nemesis is a series of superhero novels by April Daniels.

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Nemesis [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/aprildanielsbooks.png]]

''Nemesis''
is a series of superhero novels by April Daniels.

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* ShoutOut: Danny's internet chat name is [[{{Gundam}} Minovsky_Particle]].

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* {{Gendercide}}: [[spoiler: Greywytch's]] ultimate plan is to kill all men. It comes disturbingly close to succeeding, resulting in the deaths of millions of people, including many trans women and intersex individuals as well as numerous cis women who were killed in the resulting chaos. The total death toll was in the millions.


Before dying Dreadnought, the world's greatest superhero, passes on his powers to a young closeted transgirl named Danny Tozer. As a byproduct of the transfer Danny is transformed into her ideal self, making it impossible to hide her gender anymore.

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Before dying Dreadnought, the world's greatest superhero, passes on his powers to a young closeted transgirl trans girl named Danny Tozer. As a byproduct of the transfer Danny is transformed into her ideal self, making it impossible to hide her gender anymore.

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* FiveManBand: Danny's allies in ''Sovereign'' have this dynamic:
** Calamity is TheLeader
** Dreadnought is TheBigGal
** Kinetiq is TheLancer
** Codex is TheSmartGuy
** Doc Impossible is TheChick

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* TheCavalry: Several times in ''Sovereign''.
** Calamity shows up in the nick of time when Danny's fight with the [[ShockAndAwe lightning]]-throwing Crenshaw is going badly.
** Later, there's Calamity, Kinetiq and Doc Impossible rescuing Danny from [[spoiler:Garrison's Island]].
** Finally, after Danny has been [[spoiler:framed for murder and arrested]], the "superhero community" (but probably mostly Aloe) rally to post her bail.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Not surprisingly for a superhero novel, there are several such moments. In ''Dreadnought'', the stand-out moments (acknowledge in-universe) are Danny's airplane rescue early on, and the successfully averted mecha attack in the climax.

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Now has a [[Characters/NemesisSeries character sheet]]!


* AbnormalAmmo: Calamity has a wide array of ammo for her revolvers (as well as a selection of grenades), some fairly regular, some less so. Her trademark "jelly rounds" are a case in point.

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* AbnormalAmmo: Calamity has a wide array of ammo types for her revolvers (as well as a selection of grenades), some fairly regular, some less so. Her trademark "jelly rounds" are a case in point.

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