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* WomenInRefrigerators: Helen namedrops this trope when Sid opens a refrigerator at a crime scene. He finds [[spoiler: steak]] in the fridge.

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* WomenInRefrigerators: StuffedInTheFridge: Discussed as "Women In Refrigerators". Helen namedrops this trope when Sid opens a refrigerator at a crime scene. He finds [[spoiler: steak]] [[spoiler:steak]] in the fridge.fridge.
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Rated R is the first novel in the exaggeratedly self-aware GenreBusting adventure series The Postmodern Adventures of Kill Team One, by Mike Leon. The series focuses on the everyday exploits of the titular Kill Team One, Sid Hansen. Sid is a teenage super soldier believed to be the deadliest man in the world. In a bizarre act of teenage rebellion, he decided to quit super soldiering and try to live like normal everyday Americans. Unfortunately, his social skills are complete garbage and he seems to have very little understanding of accepted cultural norms. In his defense, he was conditioned to murder people since before he could walk...

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Rated R is the first novel in the exaggeratedly self-aware GenreBusting adventure series The Postmodern Adventures of Kill Team One, Literature/ThePostmodernAdventuresOfKillTeamOne, by Mike Leon. The series focuses on the everyday exploits of the titular Kill Team One, Sid Hansen. Sid is a teenage super soldier believed to be the deadliest man in the world. In a bizarre act of teenage rebellion, he decided to quit super soldiering and try to live like normal everyday Americans. Unfortunately, his social skills are complete garbage and he seems to have very little understanding of accepted cultural norms. In his defense, he was conditioned to murder people since before he could walk...

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* LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub: The video store is one of these.

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* GenreBusting: The book defies classification. It pulls elements from horror, techno-thrillers, superhero comics, science fiction, urban fantasy, all with a strong dose of satire and black humor.


Rated R is the first novel in the exaggeratedly self-aware genre-blending adventure series The Postmodern Adventures of Kill Team One, by Mike Leon. The series focuses on the everyday exploits of the titular Kill Team One, Sid Hansen. Sid is a teenage super soldier believed to be the deadliest man in the world. In a bizarre act of teenage rebellion, he decided to quit super soldiering and try to live like normal everyday Americans. Unfortunately, his social skills are complete garbage and he seems to have very little understanding of accepted cultural norms. In his defense, he was conditioned to murder people since before he could walk...

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Rated R is the first novel in the exaggeratedly self-aware genre-blending GenreBusting adventure series The Postmodern Adventures of Kill Team One, by Mike Leon. The series focuses on the everyday exploits of the titular Kill Team One, Sid Hansen. Sid is a teenage super soldier believed to be the deadliest man in the world. In a bizarre act of teenage rebellion, he decided to quit super soldiering and try to live like normal everyday Americans. Unfortunately, his social skills are complete garbage and he seems to have very little understanding of accepted cultural norms. In his defense, he was conditioned to murder people since before he could walk...

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* CatchPhrase: "I don't have time for this."


* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Victor is that kind of evil turned up to 11. He has "Rape God" tattooed on his chest. He attempts to rape [[spoiler: Lily]] and [[spoiler: Helen]] and is implied to have raped [[spoiler:Lily's mother]] and [[spoiler:Amy]].

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Victor is that kind of evil turned up to 11.UpTo11. He has "Rape God" tattooed on his chest. He attempts to rape [[spoiler: Lily]] and [[spoiler: Helen]] and is implied to have raped [[spoiler:Lily's mother]] and [[spoiler:Amy]].


* Main/Ninja: Yoshida Tanaka is very much this.

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* Main/Ninja: Ninja: Yoshida Tanaka is very much this.


* Ninja: Yoshida Tanaka is very much this.

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* Ninja: Main/Ninja: Yoshida Tanaka is very much this.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Cynicism. So much cynicism. None of the characters are traditionally good people. The best ones are morally ambiguous and the worst ones are beyond vile. Garden variety incompetence leads to some of the most horrific events in the story.


* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: It really is. It really really is.



* MacGuffin: The MacGuffin. Lily calls it that throughout the book. [[spoiler: It is actually a device that rips holes into reality, allowing the denizens of other hellish parallel universes to come pouring into this one.]]

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* MacGuffin: The MacGuffin. Lily calls it that throughout the book. [[spoiler: It is actually a device that rips holes into reality, allowing the denizens of to other hellish parallel universes to come pouring into this one.dimensions.]]

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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Victor does this when he tears a man's beating heart from his chest and shows it to him. Also [[spoiler:when he 'shadow kicks' Sid]].


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* SecretArt: Both Sid and Victor are masters of ansatsuken, the forbidden martial art of the assassinating fist.


* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Victor is that kind of evil turned up to 11. He has the word "RapeGod" tattooed on his chest. He attempts to rape [[spoiler: Lily]] and [[spoiler: Helen]] and is implied to have raped [[spoiler:Lily's mother]] and [[spoiler:Amy]].

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Victor is that kind of evil turned up to 11. He has the word "RapeGod" "Rape God" tattooed on his chest. He attempts to rape [[spoiler: Lily]] and [[spoiler: Helen]] and is implied to have raped [[spoiler:Lily's mother]] and [[spoiler:Amy]].


* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Victor is that kind of evil turned up to 11. He has the word 'RapeGod' tattooed on his chest. He attempts to rape [[spoiler: Lily]] and [[spoiler: Helen]] and is implied to have raped [[spoiler:Lily's mother]] and [[spoiler:Amy]].

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Victor is that kind of evil turned up to 11. He has the word 'RapeGod' "RapeGod" tattooed on his chest. He attempts to rape [[spoiler: Lily]] and [[spoiler: Helen]] and is implied to have raped [[spoiler:Lily's mother]] and [[spoiler:Amy]].

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* DecapitationPresentation: This happens to [[spoiler: Ted's]] head. And a mook early on.


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*RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Victor is that kind of evil turned up to 11. He has the word 'RapeGod' tattooed on his chest. He attempts to rape [[spoiler: Lily]] and [[spoiler: Helen]] and is implied to have raped [[spoiler:Lily's mother]] and [[spoiler:Amy]].

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