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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.
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.
- Class Representative
- Ice Queen: Actually her nickname in school, Anna is more a Sugar and Ice Girl.
- La Résistance: Founder of the group.
- Rousing Speech: A master at these.
- To Absent Friends: Her funeral.
A red-headed kid who eventually becomes The Hero of the fanfic. Openly protests against Battle Royale, and has a longtime crush on Katherine.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Cultural Rebel: Openly hates Battle Royale.
- Driven to Suicide: Subverted since, he and Ashley, refusing to kill one another, participate in Russian Roulette to see who lives and who dies.
- The Hero
- Redheaded Hero
- Together in Death: With Katherine.
The Ladette 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.
- Battle Couple: With Paul. Made even more so after they made out.
- Becoming the Mask: Ashley started of as a Jerkass but after finding Carter and joining the group she had a Heel Face Turn despite killing two people already, becoming an Anti-Hero.
- Eye Scream: Loses an eye to Damien. Replaces it with a glass eye.
- The Ladette
- The Lancer: To Carter, shared with Katherine.
- Vasquez Always Dies: Averted as Ashley is the overall winner.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished
- The Heart
- Off with His Head.
- Rape as Drama: Katherine was raped a year before the game, prompting her to change her personality and become popular.
- Together in Death: With Carter.
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.
- Catch Phrase: I am invincible!
- The Cracker: In a good example.
- He Who Fights Monsters
- I Did What I Had to Do: After executing Gus.
- Nerd Glasses
- The Smart Guy
- Teen Genius
- Techno Wizard
- Big Damn Heroes: Paul is a master at this, saving Lexie from Brian by chainsawing him in two, and again helps take down Joel.
- Chainsaw Good
- Dying Moment of Awesome
- Genre Savvy
- Lovable Nerd
Anna's best friend and a bit of a Genki Girl.
- Break the Cutie: Suffers one after Anna's death, and asks Michael to save her.
- Genki Girl
- Single-Target Sexuality: Towards Anna.
Openly gay, Michael becomes Jenny's guard during the game.
One of two twins, Lexie is forced to Mercy Kill her beloved sister before becoming a member of SABRE.
- Kill the Ones You Love
- Mercy Kill: Forced to do this to her twin sister Sky.
- Theme Twin Naming: Subverted. Sky is likely named due to her last name of Hawk, but Lexie is not.
- Took a Level In Badass
A badass Italian with Catholic beliefs. He is the only guy in school to fight and beat Joel in a brawl.
- Badass: The only guy in school to stand up to Joel and win in a fight - and this was before the game.
- Church Militant
- Dying Moment of Awesome / Heroic Sacrifice
- Knight in Shining Armour
- Raised Catholic
A redneck who is a fan of Battle Royale, but is good friends with Ashley.
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.
- 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 Sugimaru of the fanfic.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- Jumping on a Grenade
- Never Got to Say Goodbye
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.
- Gentle Giant
- Good All Along / Heel Face Turn
- New Transfer Student: Averted since he's been there for a while.