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La Résistance within the third annual American Battle Royale event. Founded by Anna Rourke, the original eleven members with later additions try to defy the rules of the game and escape the island.

Anna Rourke

Founder and leader of SABRE. Class Representative of the selected group, Anna is pretty much head of the student council. While an Ice Queen, Anna uses her brains and ability to make rousing speeches to give her friends the strength they need to rebel against Battle Royale.

Carter James

A red-headed kid who eventually becomes The Hero of the fanfic. Openly protests against Battle Royale, and has a longtime crush on Katherine.

Ashley Vasquez

The Lad-ette of the group, Ashley has a bit of a bad streak, taking drugs and sleeping with numerous boys. However, when she joins SABRE she has a Heel–Face Turn, coming to appreciate her friendships, particularly with Carter and Katherine.

Katherine Farraday

The Heart of SABRE, an incredibly beautiful, kind and popular girl in school, Katherine likes to be independent but helpful after her detached past and a certain incident.

Doug Rodgers

The Smart Guy of the group, Doug is a genuine genius and computer hacker, able to understand the workings of the explosive belts and how to disable them.

Paul Holt

A horror film buff and Lovable Nerd. Wields a chainsaw in the game, becoming a badass fighter protecting others, particularly girls.

Jenny Reese

Anna's best friend and a bit of a Genki Girl.

Michael Baxter

Openly gay, Michael becomes Jenny's guard during the game.

Lexie Hawk

One of two twins, Lexie is forced to Mercy Kill her beloved sister before becoming a member of SABRE.

Francisco Marquez

A badass Italian with Catholic beliefs. He is the only guy in school to fight and beat Joel in a brawl.

Gus O'Ryan

A redneck who is a fan of Battle Royale, but is good friends with Ashley.

Matt Hunter

A skaterboy, Matt spends much of the game looking for the love of his life Lexie, and goes through a great number of stresses and pains in his quest.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Dora grew to love Matt, but he gently rejected her feelings although she promised to be there if his love for Lexie did not work out.
    • In turn, his love for Lexie would have been unrequited as she already had a boyfriend before Battle Royale.
  • The Chew Toy: Suffers quite a lot in the game, attacked by numerous others and even knocked out by Lexie whom he loves in their brief five seconds together. Take a stand by the time he joins the remaining SABRE members.
  • Expy: Pretty much the Sugimura of the fanfic.
  • Heroic Sacrifice
  • Jumping on a Grenade
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye

Bo Adrian

Initially a member of the wrestling club, Bo abandons Joel when most of the members are killed by Katie Snyder. He joins SABRE upon realising his choice of friends are not the best.

    The Antagonists 

Damien Myers / Charles Lee "Charlie" Voorhees

After being disfigured in an accident, Damien is tormented by the Brat Pack, and uses the Battle Royale to get his revenge on them. It's eventually revealed that he was the winner of the 1st Battle Royale, now under a different identity.

Marie Cooper

An emotionless talented yet arrogant ballerina, Marie is utterly devoted to going to Julliard and she isn't about to let a silly game of Battle Royale stop her.
  • Abusive Parents: Her mother essentially forced her into becoming who she is.
  • Arrogant Ballet Girl: She thinks very poorly of all the students around her.
  • Boring Yet Practical: Her strategy in the game is stay in the control tower with a sniper rifle and pick out people whenever they come.
  • Cold Sniper
  • Determinator
  • Dance Battler: As a ballerina, she falls onto this the few times she is pulled into close combat.
  • Emotionless Girl
  • Freudian Excuse: The brief flashback of her childhood is not very pleasant to say the least. It's been remarked that she lost her "innocence" at a fairly early age as well.
  • Kill It with Fire: How she finally dies.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: She reacts to a graze against her arm very very poorly.
  • Woobie Destroyerof Worlds: She has been slowly stripped of any emotion, personality, and innocence in her childhood to the point where she enters the Battle Royale with just a determination of survival so she can become the best ballerina.

Katie Snyder

A Christian who often quietly hangs around the school library, Katie reveals her sadistic streak on the island, gleefully maiming her opponents and getting aroused by the carnage she inflicts.

Joel Giovanello

The leader of the wrestlers.

Mike Vriess

One of the wrestlers; a guy who is pretty loyal to Joel.

Karen Peterson

One of the wrestlers.


    The Brat Pack 
The Girl Posse who went around making life a living hell for Damien back at high school.

Brynn Sanchez

Ayane Fujikawa

Dora Janovec

Easily the nicest of the group, Dora strives to help anyone out.

Cheryl Palmer

  • Alpha Bitch: Becomes one with Brynn in high school.
  • Ate His Gun
  • Beta Bitch
  • The Load: Becomes this early on after she's shot by Brian. Subverted later when she kills AJ and wounds Damien after they've killed her friends.

Serenity Powers

    Other Students 

AJ Takagaki

An overweight nerdy boy who was also harassed by the Brat Pack. One of Damien's only friends in school. He tried to run for student council president, until the Brat Pack shut him down by making humiliating posters.

Blake Morrow

A boy who has some medical knowledge. He is sickened by the game and commits suicide.

Brian Pavell

Carrie "CC" Collins

Joel's "girlfriend", who clings to him and has basically no personality.

Elena Norris

Eliza Mann

Geiger Anton

Gervase Rockwell

Homer Brannick

Jackson Brent

Jacob Escobar

Josh Peters

Lara Drake

Lindsay Hill

Lisa Pickford

Lori Nicotero

Luke Wesson

Maxine Summers

Naomi Jefferson

Nick Savini

Peter Larkin

Rudy Daniels

Shane Raynor

Sky Hawk

  • Mercy Kill
  • Suicide Pact: Subverted. Brian attacks her and Lexie before they can kill themselves, and Sky is mortally wounded as a result.

Tammy Farrell

Tamyra Carpenter


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