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* {{Defictionalization}}: The series is a defictionalization of a series of novels (and movie) in the Clarice Bean novels.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: The series is a defictionalization of a series of novels (and movie) in the Clarice Bean novels.[[note]] No, this doesn't belong in the 'trivia' tab. It is the very origin of these books. If Clarice Bean had a page, it could be trivia there.[[/note]]

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* {{Defictionalization}}: The series is a defictionalization of a series of novels (and movie) in the Clarice Bean novels.


* SadisticChoice: 11 years ago, LB was given a choice: [[spoiler:to save 1000+ people or blow up Bradley Baker's ship]]. She chose the latter.

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* SadisticChoice: 11 years ago, LB was given a choice: [[spoiler:to save kill 1000+ people or blow up Bradley Baker's ship]]. She chose the latter.

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* SadisticChoice: 11 years ago, LB was given a choice: [[spoiler:to save 1000+ people or blow up Bradley Baker's ship]]. She chose the latter.


* AdaptationalWimp: While still a interesting guy, Clancy Crew isn't as cool as he is in the books Clarice Bean reads.

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* AdaptationalWimp: While still a interesting guy, Clancy Crew isn't as cool as he is in the books Clarice Bean reads. Here, Clancy is often kidnapped and scared.

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* ShownTheirWork: The books include complex codes, and Child consulted mathematian Marcus du Sautoy on them. There are full explanations included in the back of each book.


The idea for the novels originates from Child's book series ''Clarice Bean.'' In it, Clarice is obsessed with a [[ShowWithinAShow Book Within a Book]] Ruby Redfort, about a smart girl spy. According to Child, she got so many letters from fans asking for more about Ruby, she wrote some.



* AdaptationExpansion: The books are much more complicated than the books Clarice Bean reads.
* AdaptationalWimp: While still a interesting guy, Clancy Crew isn't as cool as he is in the books Clarice Bean reads.
* AdaptedOut: The Count's NumberTwo in the Clarice Bean books, Hogtrotter, doesn't appear.



* BlackBossLady: LB is the leader of Spectrum 8, and was the first female agent. According to the drawings at the end of Book 6, she is modeled after Creator/PamGrier.

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* BlackBossLady: LB is the leader of Spectrum 8, and was the first female agent. According to the drawings at the end of Book 6, she is visually modeled after Creator/PamGrier. Creator/PamGrier.
* BlackTieInfiltration: Subverted. Ruby has to go to many classy events as part of her job (and climaxes often occur at these places) but she's not 'infiltrating' them as her parents are rich socialites, so they would go anyway.


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* TruthSerum: One appears in book 2. It is extracted from a octopus. Ruby is forced to take it, and ends up saying anything she thinks of.
--> '''Ruby:''' Sorry, I gotta say what's on my mind.
--> '''Clancy:''' You always say what's on your mind.


* EmbarassingFirstName, EmbarassingMiddleName, EmbarassingLastName: LB's got the whole set: [[spoiler:'''Loveday Byrd Uggerlimb.]]

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* EmbarassingFirstName, EmbarassingMiddleName, EmbarassingLastName: EmbarrassingFirstName, EmbarrassingMiddleName, EmbarrassingLastName: LB's got the whole set: [[spoiler:'''Loveday Byrd Uggerlimb.]]


* AmnesiacHero: [[spoiler: It is revealed that Bradley Baker has been mushroom expert Mo Loveday, with little remembrance of his past.]]



* BattleButler: Hitch is undercover as the Redfort's insanely capable 'house manager.' The trope is downplayed in that with he's doing the 'battle' part of the trope, he's usual in spy mode.
* BlackBossLady: LB is the leader of Spectrum 8, and was the first female agent. According to the drawings at the end of Book 6, she is modeled after Creator/PamGrier.



** The Escape Watch.

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** The Escape Watch.Watch is a special one, which saves her life multiple times.
* CombatHairComb: Mrs. Digby takes out [[spoiler: Buzz with a pointy hairstick.]]



* DistressedDude: Clancy is taken by the villains so much he's practically the DesignatedDamsel.

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* DistressedDude: Clancy is taken by the villains so much he's practically the DesignatedDamsel.DesignatedVictim.



* EmbarassingFirstName, EmbarassingMiddleName, EmbarassingLastName: LB's got the whole set: [[spoiler:'''Loveday Byrd Uggerlimb.]]
--> '''LB:''' My parents had questionable taste.
** Hitch's full name is [[spoiler:Art Hitchen Zachary]].
** Buzz tells Ruby that her full name is Brenda Ulla Zane, and that's why she shortens it to Buzz (BUZ). [[spoiler:This is revealed to be untrue.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Bradley Baker]], in book six.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Bradley Baker]], Baker and Buzz]], in book six.



* KindlyHousekeeper: Mrs. Digby is a tough version of one. She loves the Redforts, but won't mind calling them out.



* SweetPollyOliver: [[spoiler:Buzz pretended to be male as Casey Morgan to get into the Junior Training.]]



* UnfortunateNames: LB's real name is revealed in ''Blink and You Die''. It's [[spoiler:Loveday Byrd Uggerlimb]]. No wonder she usually shortens it.
** Hitch's full name is [[spoiler:Art Hitchen Zachary]].
** Buzz tells Ruby that her full name is Brenda Ulla Zane, and that's why she shortens it to Buzz (BUZ). [[spoiler:This is revealed to be untrue.]]



* TheWatson: Clancy.

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* TheWatson: Clancy.Clancy asks Ruby a lot of questions.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Look into her eyes.]]



''Ruby Redfort'' is a book series written by Lauren Child, and follows the adventures of TeenSuperspy ActionGirl Ruby Redfort.

The first book in the series, ''Look Into My Eyes'' was released in September 2011. A second Ruby book, ''Take Your Last Breath'' was followed by a third, ''Catch Your Death''. The fourth novel, ''Feel the Fear'' was released in November 2014. A fifth book was released in November 2015 titled ''Pick Your Poison''. The sixth and final book, ''Blink and You Die'', was released in October 2016.

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''Ruby Redfort'' is a book series written by Lauren Child, Child (''of WesternAnimation/CharlieAndLola'' fame), and follows the adventures of TeenSuperspy ActionGirl Ruby Redfort.

The first book daughter of socialites Brant and Sabina Redfort, expert codebreaker and TeenGenius Ruby is recruited by secret agency Spectrum into helping solve codes for a case that resulted in the series, ''Look death of the previous codebreaker. The case turns out to be much more complicated than that, and Ruby, breaking more than a few Spectrum rules and becoming a part field agent, investigates.

Books in the series:
*''Look
Into My Eyes'' was released in September 2011. A second Ruby book, ''Take Eyes''
*''Take
Your Last Breath'' was followed by a third, ''Catch Breath''
*''Catch
Your Death''. The fourth novel, ''Feel Death''
*''Feel
the Fear'' was released in November 2014. A fifth book was released in November 2015 titled ''Pick Fear''
*''Pick
Your Poison''. The sixth and final book, ''Blink Poison''
*''Blink
and You Die'', was released in October 2016.
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* DistressedDude: Clancy gets [[spoiler:kidnapped by the bad guys]] in book three. When Ruby finds him, he's barely conscious.

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* DistressedDude: Clancy is taken by the villains so much he's practically the DesignatedDamsel.
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Clancy gets [[spoiler:kidnapped by the bad guys]] in book three. When Ruby finds him, he's barely conscious.



*** In the fifth book, he [[spoiler:gets kidnapped by the Count Von Viscount himself. He doesn't exactly have the best luck.]]

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*** ** In the fifth book, he [[spoiler:gets kidnapped by the Count Von Viscount himself. He doesn't exactly have the best luck.]]]]
** The Count again finds him near the climax of the last book.


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* SamusIsAGirl: The true big bad of the series, the previously thought to be male [[spoiler:Casey Morgan]] is learned to be the very female [[spoiler: Buzz.]]


* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Ruby Redfort herself is pretty tomboyish being the rough and tough dominant one and refuses to wear anything frilly as stated in the first book while Clancy Crew is rather more on the feminine side being the soft-hearted subservient one and even wore heart-shaped sunglasses that belonged to his sister Lulu in the second book.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Ruby Redfort herself is pretty tomboyish being the rough and tough dominant one and refuses to wear anything frilly as stated in the first book while Clancy Crew is rather more on the feminine side being the timid and soft-hearted subservient one and even wore heart-shaped sunglasses that belonged to his sister Lulu in the second book.


* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Ruby Redfort herself is pretty tomboyish being the rough and tough dominant one and refuses to wear anything frilly as stated in the first book while Clancy Crew is rather more on the feminine side being the soft-hearted subservient one and even wore heart-shaped sunglasses in the second book.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Ruby Redfort herself is pretty tomboyish being the rough and tough dominant one and refuses to wear anything frilly as stated in the first book while Clancy Crew is rather more on the feminine side being the soft-hearted subservient one and even wore heart-shaped sunglasses that belonged to his sister Lulu in the second book.


** Nine-Lives Capaldi loses her last life at the end of the first book.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Ruby Redfort herself is pretty tomboyish being the dominant one and refuses to wear anything frilly as stated in the first book while Clancy Crew is rather more on the feminine side being the subservient one and even wore heart-shaped sunglasses in the second book.

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** Nine-Lives Valerie "Nine Lives" Capaldi loses her last life at the end of the first book.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy Ruby Redfort herself is pretty tomboyish being the rough and tough dominant one and refuses to wear anything frilly as stated in the first book while Clancy Crew is rather more on the feminine side being the soft-hearted subservient one and even wore heart-shaped sunglasses in the second book.


** Nine-Lives Capaldi loses her last life at the end of the first book.



* NineLives Capaldi loses her last life at the end of the first book.


** Nine-Lives Capaldi loses her last life at the end of the first book.

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** Nine-Lives * NineLives Capaldi loses her last life at the end of the first book.

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