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Literature / Blue Avenger

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Blue Avenger is a trilogy of young adult novels by Norma Howe.

On his 16th birthday, David Schumacher decides to change his name to Blue Avenger.

  • The Adventures of Blue Avenger (1999)
  • Blue Avenger Cracks the Code (2000)
  • Blue Avenger and the Theory of Everything (2002)

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  • Commitment Issues: Omaha's father could never commit to her mother enough to marry her, even while raising a child with her.
  • Day of the Week Name: In Blue Avenger Cracks the Code, one of Blue's childhood friends is named Tuesday.
  • Ironic Name: "Blue" is a redhead.
  • Meaningful Rename: To "Blue Avenger".
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: The series argues that this is in play with Contrived Coincidence. Unlikely coincidences happen all the time, and Million-to-One Chance events are pretty common in a world with nearly seven billion people. So why is it "contrived"?
  • Spell My Name with a "The": Subverted in the first book, in which the protagonist wants to legally change his name to "The Blue Avenger", until it's pointed out that "The" would end up being his first name, after which he drops the "The" and becomes just "Blue Avenger".
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  • Symbol Swearing: Used in the first book for a comic-book feel, up until the English class where they discuss the word 'shit'.
  • Vanity License Plate: Blue Avenger and the Theory of Everything included this as a plot point: Blue has to figure out how to get the word "suck" past the license plate censor. The end result? SSCHWAK.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: There's Omaha Nebraska Brown, Tuesday, and Tractor Nishimura.


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