History Characters / EndersGame

1st Feb '16 5:34:26 AM randomtroper89
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* {{SORAS}}: Inverted. He's said to be around twelve at the beginning of Ender's Shadow, but then somehow stops aging until the beginning of the next book, where he's still twelve and therefore only slightly older than Bean.
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* {{SORAS}}: SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome: Inverted. He's said to be around twelve at the beginning of Ender's Shadow, but then somehow stops aging until the beginning of the next book, where he's still twelve and therefore only slightly older than Bean.
1st Dec '15 1:26:45 PM TheDragonDemands
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* ChronicBackStabbingDisorder: His ''modus operandi'' is to dupe one nation's government into accepting him as an advisor by offering his services as a Battle School veteran (despite the fact that he was actually ''expelled'' from Battle School), so they will entrust him with their high-level military secrets and troop deployment info - at which point he will betray them by defecting to one of that nation's more powerful rivals, using the secret information he was entrusted with to undermine his original host nation. Rinse and repeat. In this fashion he moves from Russia to India, then betrays India in a massive invasion by China. Surprisingly, no one seems to catch on to this - though it's possible he planned to stick with China because their new pan-Asian super-state was at the top of the heap.
1st Dec '15 1:14:42 PM TheDragonDemands
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* ItsPronouncedTropay: His name isn't pronounced "Uh-Kill-Eez" but "Ah-Sheel".
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* ItsPronouncedTropay: ItsPronouncedTropay: His name isn't pronounced "Uh-Kill-Eez" but "Ah-Sheel"."Ah-Sheel", because his native language is French.
1st Dec '15 1:10:51 PM TheDragonDemands
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* BreakTheHaughty: Despite being a prodigal genius, Peter was kicked out of Battle School for being too aggressive. [[spoiler: Then again, it is somewhat implied that this was an ''invoked trope'' - that Peter didn't so much "fail" out, but his teachers realized that if they kept heaping praise on him he'd turn into an arrogant tyrant, so they kicked him out in order to give him a lesson in humility.]]

* DudeWheresMyRespect / TheResenter: Peter was rejected from Battle School for being too vicious, and his younger brother Ender is his replacement - quite literally, as due to strict population controls since the Bugger Wars began, families are usually restricted to having only two children. Given that the Wiggins already produced two genius-level children, both rejected (Peter and Valentine), they were given special permission to have a third child in hopes of producing a perfect candidate the next time. Ender wouldn't even exist if Peter hadn't been kicked out, and Peter sees him as the ''living embodiment'' of his own rejection from Battle School. Peter bullies him mercilessly, though in a private moment (when he thinks Ender is asleep) he breaks down crying and basically admits that he doesn't blame Ender personally, and loves his brother, but he's angry at the situation fate put them in.

* LackOfEmpathy: He only has a superficial level of charm and doesn't gain much loyalty because even at his best he rarely cares about what other think or want. Oddly, it's also what kept his vivisection of squirrels from being the act of a proto serial killer: He didn't care about their pain, but that also meant he derived no real pleasure from it. By the time he's twelve, he adopts the Locke persona to become a more moderate and likable figure.
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* LackOfEmpathy: He only has a superficial level of charm and doesn't gain much loyalty because even at his best he rarely cares about what other think or want. Oddly, it's also what kept his vivisection of squirrels from being the act of a proto serial killer: He didn't care about their pain, but that also meant he derived no real pleasure from it. Peter was feared to be a sadist, but it's more than he's ruthlessly pragmatic, and will do whatever it takes to achieve his goals - but he doesn't ''enjoy'' wanton violence and cruelty. Even so, he never had the likable leadership qualities Ender did. By the time he's twelve, however, he adopts the Locke persona to become a more moderate and likable figure.
1st Nov '15 10:11:16 PM MrZAP
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Ender honestly is one of the nicest people there is, but when a bully pushes him to far he will beat down his attacker to a pulp ''and then some'' just to make sure the bully never comes back. It horrifies Ender himself just how brutal he'll become, when he doesn't want to hurt anybody.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: {{Deconstructed|Trope}}. Ender honestly is one of the nicest people there is, but when a bully pushes him to too far he will beat down his attacker to a pulp ''and then some'' just to make sure the bully never comes back. It horrifies Ender himself just how brutal he'll become, when he doesn't want to hurt anybody.
11th Oct '15 9:49:10 AM PixelKnight
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* KnifeNut: Skilled enough to kill at least two armed soldiers alone with only a knife. He's also incredibly insane.
18th Sep '15 1:43:41 PM Tuckerscreator
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* CombatPragmatist: In spite of being gentle and compassionate, Ender is absolutely merciless in combat and once he's staring down his opponent he throws any sense of honor or mortality out the window until he's won.
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* CombatPragmatist: In spite of being gentle and compassionate, Ender is absolutely merciless in combat and once he's staring down his opponent he throws any sense of honor or mortality morality out the window until he's won.
28th Jan '15 10:35:36 PM Eagal
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If you can't come up with any examples for the character, we don't really need a separate folder for them.

[[folder: Theresa Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Andrea Powell Ender, Valentine, and Peter's mother. She was born in America as Theresa Brown, the daughter of a prominent military tactician. His status is both a blessing and curse to her, as his fame allowed to get into a good college but his opposition to the population laws has caused her to inherit some of the stigma towards him. She teaches a Human Communities class, and one day gets into a provocative debate with a student that gradually turns from sociological values to her own politics, which causes her to get very fed up with him. That student is named John Paul Wiggin, who begins not regretting being forced by the IF to take her class. ---- [[/folder]]

[[folder:Sister Carlotta]] [[/folder]]
18th Jan '15 1:11:41 PM randomtroper89
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!Battle School Students

[[folder: Valentine Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Abigail Breslin Ender's beloved sister. Valentine was considered for Battle School before Ender, but was deemed too compassionate. Valentine loved and was very protective of her little brother, and while he was in Batle School she acted as some sort of mental grounding point, keeping him sane. At first Ender thought he was writing letters to her, until he found out the school was blocking his letters. On the surface, Valentine was informed by her brother Peter of the escalating tensions between nations, and convinced by him that they could make difference to reveal the truth. The two of them became demagogues, Valentine writing anonymously as "Desmothenes" and so managed to warn many about the upcoming world war. Valentine followed her brother into space, and by the events of ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'' has started her own family, so when Ender has to go Lusitania, Valentine has to stay behind. She does follow eventually follow Ender, but TimeDilation causes weird age differences.
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[[folder: Valentine Wiggin]] Bean]] ->'''Played By''': Abigail Breslin Ender's beloved sister. Valentine was considered for Aramis Knight The smallest soldier in Dragon Army. He grew up on the streets of Rotterdam, Germany, until aid from the nun Sister Carlotta helped him get into Battle School before Ender, but was deemed too compassionate. Valentine loved and was very protective of her little brother, and while he was in Batle School she acted as some sort of mental grounding point, keeping him sane. At first Ender thought he was writing letters to her, until he found out School. Bean is the school was blocking his letters. On the surface, Valentine was informed by her brother Peter protagonist of the escalating tensions between nations, and convinced by him that they could make difference to reveal the truth. The two "Ender's Shadow" quintet of them became demagogues, Valentine writing anonymously as "Desmothenes" and so managed to warn many about the upcoming world war. Valentine followed her brother into space, and by the events of ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'' has started her own family, so when Ender has to go Lusitania, Valentine has to stay behind. She does follow eventually follow Ender, but TimeDilation causes weird age differences.novels.

* ChildProdigy: Just like Ender, though she was deemed too kind for Battle School. * CoolBigSis: In deliberate contrast to Peter's abusive, sadistic nature, Valentine is Ender's protector and confidant, and the person he loves most in the world. * GoneHorriblyRight: Graff hoped that she would be kind enough to relate to her soldiers and inspire them to love her. She turned out too good at doing so, and not ruthless enough to fight a war. * [[invoked]]PuritySue: Discussed, but averted. Ender ''sees'' her as the epitome of purity, but Valentine is far more complicated than just being nice and kind to everyone. [[spoiler:When Ender's journey to The Outside accidentally creates a clone of Valentine who ''is'' a Purity Sue, the real Valentine isn't exactly thrilled to find he views her like this.]]
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* ChildProdigy: Just BlessedWithSuck: Bean is so intelligent because [[spoiler:he has a condition that causes his brain to never stop growing. His body has to keep growing to keep up with it, so eventually he will die of giantism before he is 20, yet be the smartest human ever to live.]] * EmbarrassingNickname / OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: He never got a name, having never met his parents. He's dubbed "Bean" by a gang because he isn't worth one bean to them because of his size. He doesn't like Ender, though she the name but figures it's better than nothing. [[spoiler:After being adopted by his biological parents, he gets the name they intended for him: Julian Delphiki II.]] * InformedFlaw: During the assembling of the jeesh at Eros, Bean leads only small squads of starfighters because he's said to be bad at commanding large units but can use a few as precisely as a scalpel. We never see any evidence of this in action. [[spoiler:Which is intentional. Mazer Rackham doesn't want Ender to burden Bean with too much because Bean is his backup, so he lied about Bean to keep him from shouldering too much early responsibility.]] * LastOfHisKind: Bean is the last of [[spoiler:thirteen babies who were genetically altered to be born with the condition Anton's Key. When the scientists scrambled to burn all the evidence, including the kids, Bean was deemed too kind for the only one to successfully escape. Since he views his condition as a major drawback, he prefers to remain the last of his kind, not wanting to pass it on.]] * LittleProfessorDialog: A form of it. Everyone is amazed that he can talk as eloquently as an adult despite being the size of a toddler. * ProperlyParanoid: Having grown up on the streets where every scrap and alley could mean the difference between life and death, Bean applies the same experience to being at Battle School. * CoolBigSis: In deliberate contrast School. Within a day he's already learned to Peter's abusive, sadistic nature, Valentine is Ender's protector go naked to the bathroom (they track you through your clothes), to not play computer games (they give the teachers psychological insight), where to hide and confidant, spy on teachers (the air vents), and how the students' social hierarchy works.\\ \\ This paranoia continues to save him even after he graduates. Several times he exits a building while dragging his incredulous friends along because he's certain he's too vulnerable there... and the person building is bombed each time. * TheSpock: Bean's mindset is ruthlessly logical, with only two goals: learn and survive. * TheStoic: Averted. Bean ''would like'' to be this, but he loves has emotions like any other person. For the most in the world. * GoneHorriblyRight: part he avoids letting them cloud his rational thought, but fear is his biggest weakness. Graff hoped notes Bean tends to panic if he's unprepared for danger, thus doubting his ability to lead. * TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: His first dialogue in ''Ender's Shadow'' has him advise Poke that she would be kind enough to relate to should get her soldiers own bully to protect her gang, and inspire them to love her. She turned out too good at doing so, and not ruthless enough to fight a war. * [[invoked]]PuritySue: Discussed, but averted. Ender ''sees'' her as if the epitome of purity, but Valentine is far more complicated than just being nice and kind to everyone. [[spoiler:When Ender's journey to The Outside accidentally creates a clone of Valentine who ''is'' a Purity Sue, bully doesn't agree then kill him. "Once you see brains you're done." He's only four at the real Valentine isn't exactly thrilled to find he views her like this.]]time.

[[folder: Peter Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Jimmy Pinchak The oldest Wiggin child. Peter was not put into Battle School because of his sociopathic tendencies. Instead he tortured Ender for most of Ender's childhood, and was the thing Ender always feared turning into. When Ender went to Battle School, Peter started taking over the world with his sister Valentine, under the name Locke.
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[[folder: Peter Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Jimmy Pinchak Shen]] The oldest Wiggin child. Peter was not put into first friend Ender makes at Battle School because of his sociopathic tendencies. Instead he tortured Ender for most of Ender's childhood, and was the thing Ender always feared turning into. When Ender went School. They band together due to Battle School, Peter started taking over the world with his sister Valentine, under the name Locke.mutual bullying from Bernard.

* BecomingTheMask: Peter takes on the pseudonym "Locke" and the persona of a kindly mediator who wants international peace. It's partially invoked become because he ''wants'' to start becoming a kinder person if for no other reason than to compensate for his weaknesses regarding LackOfEmpathy. * BigBrotherBully: Oh so very much. * BigBrotherIsWatching: After Ender had his monitor implanted, Peter would avoid beating him because he knew he'd be seen and caught. The very day it's removed, Ender is beaten black and blue again. * BigGood: He eventually becomes Hegemon of the world, and a surprisingly compassionate and wise one. A ForegoneConclusion given that the book his life is the companion text to ''The Hive Queen.'' * CainAndAbel: The Cain to Ender's Abel. [[spoiler: Also Peter united the Earth and the Human Race while Ender obliterated a race of sentient beings. Well, most of the race.]] * ColonelKilgore: Was rejected from the battle school for being too blood-thirsty. * ForScience: After the Wiggins move, Valentine finds dissected squirrel bodies in the woods, thanks to Peter. She knows that he would sit and watch them until they died, assuming it was a way of venting his bloodlust. However, from his perspective, he wanted to study their physiology and simply did not care enough about them as living creatures to care about their suffering ''or'' derive any pleasure from it. * IgnoreTheFanservice: During his campaign for Hegemon, Virlomi, the leader of India, opens their meeting with a kiss and offers marriage for India's ratification of his new constitution. Peter turns it down because he knows favoring India will turn other nations against him. * JerkassHasAPoint: When he tells Valentine about how the New Warsaw Pact is mobilizing for war again. She hates having to cooperate with him, but agrees it's necessary. * LackOfEmpathy: He only has a superficial level of charm and doesn't gain much loyalty because even at his best he rarely cares about what other think or want. Oddly, it's also what kept his vivisection of squirrels from being the act of a proto serial killer: He didn't care about their pain, but that also meant he derived no real pleasure from it. By the time he's twelve, he adopts the Locke persona to become a more moderate and likable figure. * OvershadowedByAwesome: The reason he hates Ender so much is because Peter was denied entering in Battle School and Ender was accepted and became their greatest student. He's determined to flip the tables and make himself the greater hero again. * PetTheDog: Peter's an extremely nasty, mentally unbalanced genius, but he's not inhuman. At one point, unaware that Ender is only feigning sleep, he breaks down and confesses that he loves his brother. Later, he opens up a lot to Valentine... though even being emotionally vulnerable is part of his plan. * TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Peter's mistreatment of Ender goes beyond mere sibling bullying. He strangles him, beats him, swears at him, and threatens his and Valentine's death. * XanatosSpeedChess: Peter decides, at age twelve, to take over the world. And then he does, largely because a lot of top players realized that bad as Peter may be, he's still better than anyone else who could actually manage it.
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* BecomingTheMask: Peter takes on the pseudonym "Locke" and the persona of a kindly mediator who wants international peace. It's partially invoked become EmbarrassingNickname: Bernard dubs him "Buttwiggler" because he ''wants'' to start becoming a kinder person if for no other reason than to compensate for his weaknesses regarding LackOfEmpathy. * BigBrotherBully: Oh so very much. * BigBrotherIsWatching: After Ender had his monitor implanted, Peter would avoid beating him because he knew he'd be seen and caught. The very day it's removed, Ender is beaten black and blue again. * BigGood: He eventually becomes Hegemon of the world, and a surprisingly compassionate and wise one. A ForegoneConclusion given that the book his life is the companion text to ''The Hive Queen.'' * CainAndAbel: The Cain to Ender's Abel. [[spoiler: Also Peter united the Earth and the Human Race while Ender obliterated a race of sentient beings. Well, most of the race.]] * ColonelKilgore: Was rejected from the battle school for being too blood-thirsty. * ForScience: way Shen walks. After the Wiggins move, Valentine finds dissected squirrel bodies in the woods, thanks to Peter. She knows that he would sit and watch them until they died, assuming it was a way getting lots of venting exercise his bloodlust. However, from his perspective, he wanted to study their physiology and simply did not care enough about them as living creatures to care about their suffering ''or'' derive any pleasure from it. * IgnoreTheFanservice: During his campaign for Hegemon, Virlomi, the leader of India, opens their meeting with a kiss and offers marriage for India's ratification of his new constitution. Peter turns it down because he knows favoring India will turn other nations against him. * JerkassHasAPoint: When he tells Valentine about how the New Warsaw Pact is mobilizing for war again. She hates having to cooperate with him, but agrees it's necessary. * LackOfEmpathy: He only has a superficial level of charm and doesn't gain much loyalty because even at his best he rarely cares about what other think or want. Oddly, it's also what kept his vivisection of squirrels from being the act of a proto serial killer: He didn't care about their pain, but that also meant he derived no real pleasure from it. By the time he's twelve, he adopts the Locke persona to become a more moderate and likable figure. * OvershadowedByAwesome: The reason he hates Ender so much is because Peter was denied entering in Battle School and Ender was accepted and became their greatest student. He's determined to flip the tables and make himself the greater hero again. * PetTheDog: Peter's an extremely nasty, mentally unbalanced genius, but he's not inhuman. At one point, unaware that Ender is only feigning sleep, he breaks down and confesses that he loves his brother. Later, he opens up a lot to Valentine... though even being emotionally vulnerable is part of his plan. * TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Peter's mistreatment of Ender goes beyond mere sibling bullying. He strangles him, beats him, swears at him, and threatens his and Valentine's death. * XanatosSpeedChess: Peter decides, at age twelve, to take over the world. And then he does, largely because a lot of top players realized that bad as Peter may be, he's still better than anyone else who could actually manage it.butt gets smaller, though.

[[folder: John Paul Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Stevie Ray Dallimore Ender, Valentine, and Peter's father. He was born in Poland as Jan Paweł Wieczorek, the seventh of nine children. His family's non-compliance with the population restriction laws caused them to be denied public schooling and government aid. When a Captain of the IF came by to test three of his brothers for possible Battle School enlistment, she noticed him reading and decided to test him early. Jan passed with flying colors and reached the attention of then-Captain Graff. Graff offered to enlist Jan for the Battle School, but Jan wouldn't abandon his family. They then made a deal: Jan would enlist if his family was immigrated to the United States with all of their children being cleared of their population violations, letting them get schooling and health care. Graff agreed, but knew Jan was still too attached to his family to leave with them. He decided instead to bide his time, planning for Jan grow up, find a wife who could match wits with him, and so bring in a smarter child who could become his prodigy.
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[[folder: John Paul Wiggin]] Alai]] ->'''Played By''': Stevie Ray Dallimore Ender, Valentine, and Peter's father. He was born in Poland as Jan Paweł Wieczorek, the seventh Suraj Parthasarathy Another one of nine children. His family's non-compliance with the population restriction laws caused them to be denied public schooling and government aid. When a Captain Ender's early friends, who becomes one of the IF came by to test three members of Ender's Dragon Army, and one of his brothers for possible Battle School enlistment, she noticed him reading and decided to test him early. Jan passed with flying colors and reached lieutenants at Command School. He is the attention one that calls Ender's group of then-Captain Graff. Graff offered to enlist Jan for the Battle School, but Jan wouldn't abandon his family. They then made friends a deal: Jan would enlist if his family was immigrated to the United States with all of their children being cleared of their population violations, letting them get schooling and health care. Graff agreed, but knew Jan was still too attached to his family to leave with them. He decided instead to bide his time, planning for Jan grow up, find a wife who could match wits with him, and so bring in a smarter child who could become his prodigy. "jeesh".

* CassandraTruth: His mother didn't believe him when he said he could read. She thought he was just pretending to because he was so young. * ChildProdigy: Intelligent enough that Graff thought he might be the one they'd been looking for to lead the fleet. Ultimately, though, he settled on his son.
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* CassandraTruth: His mother didn't believe him when he said he could read. She thought he was just pretending to because he was so young. * ChildProdigy: Intelligent enough that Graff thought he might be BigGood: After the one they'd been looking for to lead war he becomes the fleet. Ultimately, Caliph of the unified Muslim nations, known as the Crescent League. * TheLancer: To Ender, very briefly before Ender's promoted to Salamander Army. The two try to keep meeting and practicing together but circumstances keep pushing them apart. When he joins Ender's jeesh, though, he settled on becomes his son.second-in-command.

[[folder: Theresa Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Andrea Powell Ender, Valentine, and Peter's mother. She was born in America as Theresa Brown, the daughter of a prominent military tactician. His status is both a blessing and curse to her, as his fame allowed to get into a good college but his opposition to the population laws has caused her to inherit some of the stigma towards him. She teaches a Human Communities class, and one day gets into a provocative debate with a student that gradually turns from sociological values to her own politics, which causes her to get very fed up with him. That student is named John Paul Wiggin, who begins not regretting being forced by the IF to take her class.
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[[folder: Theresa Wiggin]] Petra Arkanian]] ->'''Played By''': Andrea Powell Ender, Valentine, and Peter's mother. She was born in America as Theresa Brown, the daughter of a prominent military tactician. His status is both a blessing and curse to her, as his fame allowed to get into a good college but his opposition to the population laws has caused her to inherit some of the stigma towards him. HaileeSteinfeld Salamander Army's best sharpshooter. She teaches a Human Communities class, Ender how to aim and one day gets into for a provocative debate with a student that gradually turns from sociological values to her own politics, which causes her to get very fed up with him. That student is named John Paul Wiggin, who begins not regretting being forced by the IF to take her class.time commands him when leading Phoenix Army.

[[folder: Theresa Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Andrea Powell Ender, Valentine, * ActionGirl: Petra is a great shot who has much to teach Ender early on, and Peter's mother. who proves to be one of the most competent fighters throughout the book. She was born in America suffers a breakdown later by pushing herself too far, as Theresa Brown, a direct consequence of being so valuable to Ender. * CharacterizationMarchesOn: Near the daughter end of Shadow of the Hegemon she decides she wants [[spoiler:to have Bean's children]] which becomes a prominent military tactician. His status huge part of her characterization from that point on. Babies babies babies. Her original aggression is both a blessing greatly downplayed and curse her original ambition is reduced to her, as his fame allowed to get into a good college but his opposition to some petty banter and occasionally sniping at Peter. * TheLadette: She tested so aggressive and non compliant that the population laws has caused teachers actually performed a DNA test on her to inherit some make sure she's a girl. * MotorMouth: She ''loves'' to talk, and rarely holds back her opinion. * MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:During the assaults on the Formic colonies, Petra blacks out from the strain. Since she commands the bulk of the stigma towards him. fleet, the battle is nearly lost until Ender manages to exploit several flaws in the Formics' immediate scramble to rip apart her ships. She teaches a Human Communities class, and one day gets into to sleep for a provocative debate few days, and afterward refuses to listen anyone who tells her it's not her fault she passed out.]] * TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only girl in Salamander Army, though not the only girl in the Battle School. There are about half a dozen others since they rarely test high enough on tests of ambition and aggression. * YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: She's secretly ashamed when she hears Ender tell reporters that he relied her on the most during the war, and trusted her with a student the body of the fleet. All it does is remind her more and more that gradually turns from sociological values to her own politics, which causes her to get very fed up with him. That student is named John Paul Wiggin, who begins not regretting being forced by [[spoiler:she blacked out in a battle and nearly lost the IF to take her class.whole fleet in the process.]]

[[folder: Shen]] The first friend Ender makes at Battle School. They band together due to mutual bullying from Bernard.
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[[folder: Shen]] Bonzo Madrid]] ->'''Played By''': Moises Arias The first friend head of the Salamander Army, which Ender makes at Battle School. They band together due is assigned to. Ender and Bonzo butt heads over Bonzo's inferior skills. Bonzo gets Ender transferred to mutual bullying from Bernard.the Rat Army, which just gives Ender a chance to prove his superiority.

* EmbarrassingNickname: Bernard dubs him "Buttwiggler" because of the way Shen walks. After getting lots of exercise his butt gets smaller, though.
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* EmbarrassingNickname: Bernard dubs GeneralFailure: Even after Ender prevents him "Buttwiggler" because from losing a battle (for which the rest of the army likes him) Bonzo punches him in the stomach and insults him. Ender can hear mutinous muttering over this from the rest of the Salamanders.\\ \\ He also can't get it into his head that Ender is ''just that good'', after Ender destroys one army after another, thinking that the teachers are rigging things in Ender's favor, when it's clearly the other way Shen walks. After getting lots of exercise his butt around. Even after Bonzo's own Salamander army gets smaller, though.a 20-minute head start to pre-position their forces for an ambush, Ender, once again, destroys them. Unfortunately, Bean makes it worse by telling Bonzo that the teachers have chosen Ender and not Bonzo as their commander. Bonzo goes ballistic and tries to attack Ender. * HairTriggerTemper: Bonzo constantly appears as if he will blow at any moment. * TheNapoleon: In the film, Bonzo is shorter than Ender, so he compensates by asserting his authority at every chance he gets. Unfortunately, he lacks the tactical brilliance of Napoleon, with temper to fill the gap. Averted in the book, where Bonzo is much bigger than Ender and much more of a threat.

[[folder: Alai]] ->'''Played By''': Suraj Parthasarathy Another one of Ender's early friends, who becomes one of the members of Ender's Dragon Army, and one of his lieutenants at Command School. He is the one that calls Ender's group of friends a "jeesh".
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[[folder: Alai]] ->'''Played By''': Suraj Parthasarathy Another one [[folder:Achilles De Flandres]] A low-ranking bully on the streets of Ender's early friends, Rotterdam, who becomes one was forcibly coerced by Poke and her gang to become their thug. He managed to get the gang to follow him instead, and with Bean's advice turned the social structure of Rotterdam's bully hierarchy in its head. This reached the attention of the members of Ender's Dragon Army, IF and one of Achilles became a potential Battle School candidate. Despite Sister Carlotta's best attempts to stop them, Achilles was enlisted and so became desirable to the Russians after the war. He used their resources they provided him to plan his lieutenants at Command School. He is conquests of larger and larger nations, eventually to lead the best one that calls Ender's group of friends a "jeesh".would control the world.

* BigGood: After the war he becomes the Caliph of the unified Muslim nations, known as the Crescent League. * TheLancer: To Ender, very briefly before Ender's promoted to Salamander Army. The two try to keep meeting and practicing together but circumstances keep pushing them apart. When he joins Ender's jeesh, though, he becomes his second-in-command.
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* BigGood: After AGodAmI: He believes the war he becomes the Caliph of the unified Muslim nations, universe works to his will, and will alter its course to suit his desires. * BatmanGambit: Once his neurosis to never be seen helpless is known as by the Crescent League. heroes, it's often exploited to keep him from killing them. At one point, Petra beats him in a fight but then pretends she thinks he purposely lost. Suriyawong rescues Achilles by throwing him a knife to cut his bonds, but insists that he only gave him the knife so Achilles could free himself. * TheLancer: To Ender, very briefly before Ender's ConfusionFu: His strategies aren't really that great. What makes them work is that he always chooses to do something his opponent was not expecting and acting with overwhelming violence in person to demoralize. * CriticalResearchFailure: {{In-universe}}. Achilles thinks that UsefulNotes/JosefStalin was promoted by UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin then imprisoned and killed him, when in reality Lenin died of a stroke while urging his followers to Salamander Army. not put Stalin in charge. It may be due to his own lack of schooling coupled with his desire to become a dictator twisting his memory of history. * EvilCounterpart: To Bean or Peter depending on the scene. He's the other Rotterdam street rat compared to Bean while he's also Peter's greatest rival and the one who makes everyone else see that Peter isn't such a bad choice after all. * EvilCripple: He had a gimp leg during his years on the streets but it was corrected via surgery before he went to Battle School. The two try "evil" part wasn't corrected, though. * EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce: Achilles never stops seeking revenge, but he is ''very'' patient about it. He will only act if he's certain he can get away with it. * FauxAffablyEvil: None of his kindness is ever sincere. But he's very good at seeming compassionate and trusting. * TheFarmerAndTheViper: He has a pathological need to kill anyone who has ever seen him helpless -- including but not limited to a girl who lifted him from low-ranking thug to leader of a prosperous gang, a nun who got him off the streets entirely and enrolled in a good school, and a doctor who dared use anesthesia to help fix his bad leg. * FreudianExcuse: Averted. Carlotta briefly considers whether the harshness of life on the streets of Rotterdam drove him to his crimes, but on consideration realizes that he murders people not to survive but to maintain his pride. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He shoots down an empty shuttle believing that Peter Wiggin is on board, which brings the IF into the conflict. To keep meeting retaliation from being aimed at them, China quickly sells him out and practicing together abandons all defense of him. He's then left alone in the Hegemon compound with only the Thai troops commanded by Suriyawong and, unfortunately for him, they were never loyal to him like he thought.]] * ItsPronouncedTropay: His name isn't pronounced "Uh-Kill-Eez" but circumstances keep pushing "Ah-Sheel". * KarmicDeath: He never wants help from anybody, and will eventually betray those who give him any. [[spoiler:So when he begs Suriyawong to help him before Bean kills him, his aide responds with the words they were introduced with: "I expect you to solve your own problems."]] * LackOfEmpathy: He only understands people's emotions and desires enough to get them apart. When to do what he joins wants. He doesn't understand the emotion of hope at all and has nothing that that he truly desires, leaving him fumbling around looking for some sense of purpose through conquest. * MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: One tactic of his to pass off his murders. * OutGambitted: Achilles follows Bean into the air vents at one point, expecting now is the perfect time and place to murder him. Instead he gets caught in Bean's trap, where he's forced to confess his murders to a recording device or else be left to die. * {{SORAS}}: Inverted. He's said to be around twelve at the beginning of Ender's jeesh, though, he becomes his second-in-command.Shadow, but then somehow stops aging until the beginning of the next book, where he's still twelve and therefore only slightly older than Bean.

[[folder: Bean]] ->'''Played By''': Aramis Knight The smallest soldier in Dragon Army. He grew up on the streets of Rotterdam, Germany, until aid from the nun Sister Carlotta helped him get into Battle School. Bean is the protagonist of the "Ender's Shadow" quintet of novels.
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[[folder: Bean]] ->'''Played By''': Aramis Knight The smallest soldier [[folder:Dink Meeker]] A toon leader in Dragon Rat Army. He grew up on the streets of Rotterdam, Germany, until aid His toon is rather independent from the nun Sister Carlotta helped him get into Battle School. Bean is the protagonist of the "Ender's Shadow" quintet of novels.Rat, comparable to a smaller army within a large one. Dink becomes Ender's toon leader and mentor during his time in Rat.

* BlessedWithSuck: Bean is so intelligent because [[spoiler:he has a condition that causes his brain to never stop growing. His body has to keep growing to keep up with it, so eventually he will die of giantism before he is 20, yet be the smartest human ever to live.]] * EmbarrassingNickname / OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: He never got a name, having never met his parents. He's dubbed "Bean" by a gang because he isn't worth one bean to them because of his size. He doesn't like the name but figures it's better than nothing. [[spoiler:After being adopted by his biological parents, he gets the name they intended for him: Julian Delphiki II.]] * InformedFlaw: During the assembling of the jeesh at Eros, Bean leads only small squads of starfighters because he's said to be bad at commanding large units but can use a few as precisely as a scalpel. We never see any evidence of this in action. [[spoiler:Which is intentional. Mazer Rackham doesn't want Ender to burden Bean with too much because Bean is his backup, so he lied about Bean to keep him from shouldering too much early responsibility.]] * LastOfHisKind: Bean is the last of [[spoiler:thirteen babies who were genetically altered to be born with the condition Anton's Key. When the scientists scrambled to burn all the evidence, including the kids, Bean was the only one to successfully escape. Since he views his condition as a major drawback, he prefers to remain the last of his kind, not wanting to pass it on.]] * LittleProfessorDialog: A form of it. Everyone is amazed that he can talk as eloquently as an adult despite being the size of a toddler. * ProperlyParanoid: Having grown up on the streets where every scrap and alley could mean the difference between life and death, Bean applies the same experience to being at Battle School. Within a day he's already learned to go naked to the bathroom (they track you through your clothes), to not play computer games (they give the teachers psychological insight), where to hide and spy on teachers (the air vents), and how the students' social hierarchy works.\\ \\ This paranoia continues to save him even after he graduates. Several times he exits a building while dragging his incredulous friends along because he's certain he's too vulnerable there... and the building is bombed each time. * TheSpock: Bean's mindset is ruthlessly logical, with only two goals: learn and survive. * TheStoic: Averted. Bean ''would like'' to be this, but he has emotions like any other person. For the most part he avoids letting them cloud his rational thought, but fear is his biggest weakness. Graff notes Bean tends to panic if he's unprepared for danger, thus doubting his ability to lead. * TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: His first dialogue in ''Ender's Shadow'' has him advise Poke that she should get her own bully to protect her gang, and if the bully doesn't agree then kill him. "Once you see brains you're done." He's only four at the time.
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* BlessedWithSuck: Bean is so intelligent because [[spoiler:he has a condition that causes his brain to never stop growing. His body has to keep growing to keep up with it, so eventually he will die of giantism before he is 20, yet be BlackBestFriend: In the smartest human ever to live.]] film. In the book he's Dutch. * EmbarrassingNickname / OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: He never got a name, having never met his parents. PassedOverPromotion: Subverted. He's dubbed "Bean" by refused every offer to become a gang commander because he isn't worth one bean to them because of his size. He doesn't like the name but figures it's better than nothing. [[spoiler:After being adopted by his biological parents, he gets the name they intended for him: Julian Delphiki II.]] * InformedFlaw: During the assembling of the jeesh at Eros, Bean leads only small squads of starfighters because he's said to be bad at commanding large units but can use a few as precisely as a scalpel. We never see any evidence of this in action. [[spoiler:Which is intentional. Mazer Rackham doesn't want to be a cog in the Battle School system. However, he's decided the Battle Room is too fun for him to leave the school for good. * ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In fact, the first ''decent'' leader Ender to burden Bean with too much because Bean is his backup, so he lied about Bean to keep him from shouldering too much early responsibility.]] * LastOfHisKind: Bean is has. He's also (in the last of [[spoiler:thirteen babies who were genetically altered to be born with the condition Anton's Key. When the scientists scrambled to burn all the evidence, including the kids, Bean was book) the only one to successfully escape. Since he views his condition as a major drawback, he prefers figure out Bonzo's plan to remain the last of his kind, not wanting to pass it on.]] * LittleProfessorDialog: A form of it. Everyone is amazed that he can talk as eloquently as an adult despite being the size of a toddler. * ProperlyParanoid: Having grown up on the streets where every scrap and alley could mean the difference between life and death, Bean applies the same experience to being at Battle School. Within a day he's already learned to go naked to the bathroom (they track you through your clothes), to not play computer games (they give the teachers psychological insight), where to hide and spy on teachers (the air vents), and how the students' social hierarchy works.\\ \\ This paranoia continues to save him even after he graduates. Several times he exits a building while dragging his incredulous friends along because he's certain he's too vulnerable there... and the building is bombed each time. * TheSpock: Bean's mindset is ruthlessly logical, with only two goals: learn and survive. * TheStoic: Averted. Bean ''would like'' to be this, but he has emotions like any other person. For the most part he avoids letting them cloud his rational thought, but fear is his biggest weakness. Graff notes Bean tends to panic if he's unprepared for danger, thus doubting his ability to lead. * TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: His first dialogue in ''Ender's Shadow'' has him advise Poke that she should get her own bully to protect her gang, and if the bully doesn't agree then kill him. "Once you see brains you're done." He's only four at Ender and attempts to stop the time.fight from happening.

[[folder: Petra Arkanian]] ->'''Played By''': HaileeSteinfeld Salamander Army's best sharpshooter. She teaches Ender how to aim and for a time commands him when leading Phoenix Army.
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[[folder: Petra Arkanian]] ->'''Played By''': HaileeSteinfeld Salamander Army's best sharpshooter. She teaches Ender how to aim [[folder:Rose De Nose]] The commander of Rat Army. He is slobby, unprofessional, and for a time commands him when leading Phoenix Army.ill-tempered. Despite this his army is one of the highest ranked in the school.

* ActionGirl: Petra is a great shot who has much to teach Ender early on, and who proves to be one of the most competent fighters throughout the book. She suffers a breakdown later by pushing herself too far, as a direct consequence of being so valuable to Ender. * CharacterizationMarchesOn: Near the end of Shadow of the Hegemon she decides she wants [[spoiler:to have Bean's children]] which becomes a huge part of her characterization from that point on. Babies babies babies. Her original aggression is greatly downplayed and her original ambition is reduced to some petty banter and occasionally sniping at Peter. * TheLadette: She tested so aggressive and non compliant that the teachers actually performed a DNA test on her to make sure she's a girl. * MotorMouth: She ''loves'' to talk, and rarely holds back her opinion. * MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:During the assaults on the Formic colonies, Petra blacks out from the strain. Since she commands the bulk of the fleet, the battle is nearly lost until Ender manages to exploit several flaws in the Formics' immediate scramble to rip apart her ships. She gets to sleep for a few days, and afterward refuses to listen anyone who tells her it's not her fault she passed out.]] * TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only girl in Salamander Army, though not the only girl in the Battle School. There are about half a dozen others since they rarely test high enough on tests of ambition and aggression. * YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: She's secretly ashamed when she hears Ender tell reporters that he relied her on the most during the war, and trusted her with the body of the fleet. All it does is remind her more and more that [[spoiler:she blacked out in a battle and nearly lost the whole fleet in the process.]]
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* ActionGirl: Petra is BadassIsraeli: Invoked but subverted. There's a great shot who has much to teach Ender early on, and who proves to be one of legend around the most competent fighters throughout school that Jewish commanders can't lose. Rose encourages the book. She suffers a breakdown later by pushing herself too far, as a direct consequence of legend, being so valuable to Ender. * CharacterizationMarchesOn: Near the end of Shadow of the Hegemon she decides she wants [[spoiler:to have Bean's children]] which becomes a huge part of her characterization from that point on. Babies babies babies. Her original aggression Jewish himself, but really he has no idea how his army is greatly downplayed and her original ambition is reduced to some petty banter and occasionally sniping at Peter. * TheLadette: She tested so aggressive and non compliant that the teachers actually performed a DNA test on her to make sure she's a girl. * MotorMouth: She ''loves'' to talk, and rarely holds back her opinion. * MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:During the assaults on the Formic colonies, Petra blacks out from the strain. Since she commands the bulk of the fleet, the battle is nearly lost until Ender manages to exploit several flaws in the Formics' immediate scramble to rip apart her ships. She gets to sleep for a few days, and afterward refuses to listen anyone who tells her it's not her fault she passed out.]] * TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only girl in Salamander Army, though not the only girl in the Battle School. There are about half a dozen others since they rarely test high enough on tests of ambition and aggression. * YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: She's secretly ashamed when she hears Ender tell reporters that he relied her on the most during the war, and trusted her with the body of the fleet. All it does is remind her more and more that [[spoiler:she blacked out in a battle and nearly lost the whole fleet in the process.]]winning.

[[folder: Bonzo Madrid]] ->'''Played By''': Moises Arias The head of the Salamander Army, which Ender is assigned to. Ender and Bonzo butt heads over Bonzo's inferior skills. Bonzo gets Ender transferred to the Rat Army, which just gives Ender a chance to prove his superiority.
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[[folder: Bonzo Madrid]] ->'''Played By''': Moises Arias The head of [[folder:Suriyawong]] A Thai Battle School student who served in Dragon Army. After the Salamander Army, which Ender is assigned to. Ender and Bonzo butt heads over Bonzo's inferior skills. Bonzo gets Ender transferred to war he becomes a prominent commander in the Rat Army, which just gives Ender a chance to prove his superiority.Thai military.

* GeneralFailure: Even after Ender prevents him from losing a battle (for which the rest of the army likes him) Bonzo punches him in the stomach and insults him. Ender can hear mutinous muttering over this from the rest of the Salamanders.\\ \\ He also can't get it into his head that Ender is ''just that good'', after Ender destroys one army after another, thinking that the teachers are rigging things in Ender's favor, when it's clearly the other way around. Even after Bonzo's own Salamander army gets a 20-minute head start to pre-position their forces for an ambush, Ender, once again, destroys them. Unfortunately, Bean makes it worse by telling Bonzo that the teachers have chosen Ender and not Bonzo as their commander. Bonzo goes ballistic and tries to attack Ender. * HairTriggerTemper: Bonzo constantly appears as if he will blow at any moment. * TheNapoleon: In the film, Bonzo is shorter than Ender, so he compensates by asserting his authority at every chance he gets. Unfortunately, he lacks the tactical brilliance of Napoleon, with temper to fill the gap. Averted in the book, where Bonzo is much bigger than Ender and much more of a threat.
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* GeneralFailure: Even after Ender prevents him from losing BodyguardCrush: For a battle (for which the rest while he serves as Virlomi's protector, pretending to be in constant awe of the army likes him) Bonzo punches him in the stomach and insults him. Ender can hear mutinous muttering over this from the rest of the Salamanders.\\ \\ He also can't get it into his head her so that Ender is ''just her GodGuise seems convincing. He comes to actually love her during that good'', after Ender destroys one army after another, thinking that the teachers are rigging things in Ender's favor, period, but when it's clearly the they see each other way around. Even after Bonzo's own Salamander army gets a 20-minute head start to pre-position their again [[spoiler:his forces for an ambush, Ender, once again, destroys them. Unfortunately, are defeating her army.]] * FaceHeelTurn: After rescuing Achilles on Peter's orders, he serves him faithfully and becomes his [[TheDragon Dragon]]. [[spoiler:But he's doing it all so he's in a position to betray him at a critical moment. When Bean makes it worse by telling Bonzo that the teachers have chosen Ender confronts Achilles for good, Suriyawong doesn't help him and not Bonzo as their commander. Bonzo goes ballistic and tries lets Bean kill him.]] * NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: [[spoiler:Invoked. When Bean pulls out a gun to attack Ender. * HairTriggerTemper: Bonzo constantly appears as if he will blow at any moment. * TheNapoleon: In the film, Bonzo kill Achilles, Suriyawong's only help when asked is shorter than Ender, so he compensates by asserting his authority at every chance he gets. Unfortunately, he lacks the tactical brilliance of Napoleon, to give him a knife, with temper to fill the gap. Averted in the book, where Bonzo is much bigger than Ender and much more of a threat. words "I expect you to solve your own problems."]]

[[folder:Dink Meeker]] A toon leader in Rat Army. His toon is rather independent from Rat, comparable to a smaller army within a large one. Dink becomes Ender's toon leader and mentor during his time in Rat.
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[[folder:Dink Meeker]] [[folder:Virlomi]] A toon leader in Rat Army. His toon is rather independent from Rat, comparable former Battle School student, who graduated before Ender arrived. When Achilles comes to India with promises of making it great, Virlomi sees through his lies and works against him before he betrays her country. Through a smaller army within a large one. Dink GodGuise she becomes Ender's toon the new leader and mentor during his time in Rat.of India, but eventually comes to believe her own claims a little too much.

* BlackBestFriend: In the film. In the book he's Dutch. * PassedOverPromotion: Subverted. He's refused every offer to become a commander because he doesn't want to be a cog in the Battle School system. However, he's decided the Battle Room is too fun for him to leave the school for good. * ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In fact, the first ''decent'' leader Ender has. He's also (in the book) the only one to figure out Bonzo's plan to kill Ender and attempts to stop the fight from happening.
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* BlackBestFriend: In AGodAmI / BelievingTheirOwnLies: She starts out pretending to be a physical manifestation of India, then gradually she starts believing she actually ''is'' India. * DoesNotLikeShoes: She isn't wearing shoes [[BarefootPoverty when having gone into hiding]] and seemingly doesn't wear any again after that. * IAmTheNoun: Zigzagged. Sometimes she refers to herself as India to the film. In the book he's Dutch. * PassedOverPromotion: Subverted. He's refused every offer point of personification, other times she refers to become India as her husband. * IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Attempts this a commander few times to try to secure alliances for her nation. She first tries to lure Peter during his bid for Hegemon, but he turns her down because he knows allying too closely with India would look like favoritism to the other nations. She then visits Alai and ''strips naked'' in front of him and his guards, offering her beauty as the body of India, his for marriage. Alai rebuffs her, until she threatens to leave his palace naked and let the rest of the world fill in the blank. He thinks she's crazy, but goings along with her idea for their marriage unifying India and the Middle East. [[spoiler:It doesn't want to be work. She's bought into her own god story and sends her troops out as a cog mob rather than an organizing army. Worse, she accelerates division in the Muslim high command, which drives out Alai and causes the whole organization to fragment instantly.]] * ManipulativeEditing: When the former President of India meets with her in hopes of regaining his position, she rebukes him for trusting Achilles then has her media men make a slanderous film about him. One clip that's played repeatedly is of him being pelted with dirt, which was actually done not (overtly) to insult him, but to make him seem more like a common man before meeting her. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She feels great remorse after her Indian army overextends into invading China, which causes them to be flanked by Thailand and take many casualties. She vows to live a thousand lives in mourning to make up for all that were lost. * [[invoked]]SmurfetteBreakout: Averted in-universe. Since Virlomi was one of the few girls at Battle School system. However, he's decided and one of the Battle Room is too fun for him best, she expected she'd be famed there after she left. She's disappointed to leave see none of the school for good. * ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In fact, the first ''decent'' leader Ender has. He's also (in the book) the only one to figure out Bonzo's plan to kill Ender and attempts to stop the fight from happening.later students have heard of her.

[[folder:Rose De Nose]] The commander of Rat Army. He is slobby, unprofessional, and ill-tempered. Despite this his army is one of the highest ranked in the school. ---- * BadassIsraeli: Invoked but subverted. There's a legend around the school that Jewish commanders can't lose. Rose encourages the legend, being Jewish himself, but really he has no idea how his army is winning. [[/folder]]
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[[folder:Rose De Nose]] The commander of Rat Army. He is slobby, unprofessional, and ill-tempered. Despite this his army is one of the highest ranked in the school. ---- * BadassIsraeli: Invoked but subverted. There's a legend around the school that Jewish commanders can't lose. Rose encourages the legend, being Jewish himself, but really he has no idea how his army is winning. [[/folder]] !International Fleet

[[folder:Achilles De Flandres]] A low-ranking bully on the streets of Rotterdam, who was forcibly coerced by Poke and her gang to become their thug. He managed to get the gang to follow him instead, and with Bean's advice turned the social structure of Rotterdam's bully hierarchy in its head. This reached the attention of the IF and Achilles became a potential Battle School candidate. Despite Sister Carlotta's best attempts to stop them, Achilles was enlisted and so became desirable to the Russians after the war. He used their resources they provided him to plan his conquests of larger and larger nations, eventually to lead the best one that would control the world.
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[[folder:Achilles De Flandres]] A low-ranking bully on the streets of Rotterdam, who was forcibly coerced by Poke and her gang to become their thug. He managed to get the gang to follow him instead, and with Bean's advice turned the social structure of Rotterdam's bully hierarchy in its head. This reached the attention [[folder:Admiral Jawaharlal Chamrajnagar]] Strategos of the IF and Achilles became International Fleet (and later Polemarch). One of the most powerful men in the military. * FamousNamedForeigner: He shares a potential first name with Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of the modern Indian state. (His surname isn't shared with any real people at all; it's the name of a town.) * InterserviceRivalry: Although he presides over the entire IF, he casually dismisses its regular army in favor of an almost religious veneration for the extrasolar navy. [[/folder]] !Ender's Family [[folder: Valentine Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Abigail Breslin Ender's beloved sister. Valentine was considered for Battle School candidate. Despite Sister Carlotta's best attempts to stop them, Achilles before Ender, but was enlisted deemed too compassionate. Valentine loved and so became desirable was very protective of her little brother, and while he was in Batle School she acted as some sort of mental grounding point, keeping him sane. At first Ender thought he was writing letters to her, until he found out the Russians after school was blocking his letters. On the war. He used their resources they provided him to plan his conquests surface, Valentine was informed by her brother Peter of larger and larger the escalating tensions between nations, and convinced by him that they could make difference to reveal the truth. The two of them became demagogues, Valentine writing anonymously as "Desmothenes" and so managed to warn many about the upcoming world war. Valentine followed her brother into space, and by the events of ''Literature/SpeakerForTheDead'' has started her own family, so when Ender has to go Lusitania, Valentine has to stay behind. She does follow eventually to lead the best one that would control the world.follow Ender, but TimeDilation causes weird age differences.

* AGodAmI: He believes the universe works to his will, and will alter its course to suit his desires. * BatmanGambit: Once his neurosis to never be seen helpless is known by the heroes, it's often exploited to keep him from killing them. At one point, Petra beats him in a fight but then pretends she thinks he purposely lost. Suriyawong rescues Achilles by throwing him a knife to cut his bonds, but insists that he only gave him the knife so Achilles could free himself. * ConfusionFu: His strategies aren't really that great. What makes them work is that he always chooses to do something his opponent was not expecting and acting with overwhelming violence in person to demoralize. * CriticalResearchFailure: {{In-universe}}. Achilles thinks that UsefulNotes/JosefStalin was promoted by UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin then imprisoned and killed him, when in reality Lenin died of a stroke while urging his followers to not put Stalin in charge. It may be due to his own lack of schooling coupled with his desire to become a dictator twisting his memory of history. * EvilCounterpart: To Bean or Peter depending on the scene. He's the other Rotterdam street rat compared to Bean while he's also Peter's greatest rival and the one who makes everyone else see that Peter isn't such a bad choice after all. * EvilCripple: He had a gimp leg during his years on the streets but it was corrected via surgery before he went to Battle School. The "evil" part wasn't corrected, though. * EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce: Achilles never stops seeking revenge, but he is ''very'' patient about it. He will only act if he's certain he can get away with it. * FauxAffablyEvil: None of his kindness is ever sincere. But he's very good at seeming compassionate and trusting. * TheFarmerAndTheViper: He has a pathological need to kill anyone who has ever seen him helpless -- including but not limited to a girl who lifted him from low-ranking thug to leader of a prosperous gang, a nun who got him off the streets entirely and enrolled in a good school, and a doctor who dared use anesthesia to help fix his bad leg. * FreudianExcuse: Averted. Carlotta briefly considers whether the harshness of life on the streets of Rotterdam drove him to his crimes, but on consideration realizes that he murders people not to survive but to maintain his pride. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He shoots down an empty shuttle believing that Peter Wiggin is on board, which brings the IF into the conflict. To keep retaliation from being aimed at them, China quickly sells him out and abandons all defense of him. He's then left alone in the Hegemon compound with only the Thai troops commanded by Suriyawong and, unfortunately for him, they were never loyal to him like he thought.]] * ItsPronouncedTropay: His name isn't pronounced "Uh-Kill-Eez" but "Ah-Sheel". * KarmicDeath: He never wants help from anybody, and will eventually betray those who give him any. [[spoiler:So when he begs Suriyawong to help him before Bean kills him, his aide responds with the words they were introduced with: "I expect you to solve your own problems."]] * LackOfEmpathy: He only understands people's emotions and desires enough to get them to do what he wants. He doesn't understand the emotion of hope at all and has nothing that that he truly desires, leaving him fumbling around looking for some sense of purpose through conquest. * MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: One tactic of his to pass off his murders. * OutGambitted: Achilles follows Bean into the air vents at one point, expecting now is the perfect time and place to murder him. Instead he gets caught in Bean's trap, where he's forced to confess his murders to a recording device or else be left to die. * {{SORAS}}: Inverted. He's said to be around twelve at the beginning of Ender's Shadow, but then somehow stops aging until the beginning of the next book, where he's still twelve and therefore only slightly older than Bean.
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* AGodAmI: He believes the universe works to his will, and will alter its course to suit his desires. * BatmanGambit: Once his neurosis to never be seen helpless is known by the heroes, it's often exploited to keep him from killing them. At one point, Petra beats him in a fight but then pretends ChildProdigy: Just like Ender, though she thinks he purposely lost. Suriyawong rescues Achilles by throwing him a knife to cut his bonds, but insists that he only gave him the knife so Achilles could free himself. * ConfusionFu: His strategies aren't really that great. What makes them work is that he always chooses to do something his opponent was not expecting and acting with overwhelming violence in person deemed too kind for Battle School. * CoolBigSis: In deliberate contrast to demoralize. * CriticalResearchFailure: {{In-universe}}. Achilles thinks that UsefulNotes/JosefStalin was promoted by UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin then imprisoned and killed him, when in reality Lenin died of a stroke while urging his followers to not put Stalin in charge. It may be due to his own lack of schooling coupled with his desire to become a dictator twisting his memory of history. * EvilCounterpart: To Bean or Peter depending on the scene. He's the other Rotterdam street rat compared to Bean while he's also Peter's greatest rival abusive, sadistic nature, Valentine is Ender's protector and confidant, and the one who makes everyone else see that Peter isn't such a bad choice after all. * EvilCripple: He had a gimp leg during his years on the streets but it was corrected via surgery before person he went to Battle School. The "evil" part wasn't corrected, though. * EvilOnlyHasToWinOnce: Achilles never stops seeking revenge, but he is ''very'' patient about it. He will only act if he's certain he can get away with it. * FauxAffablyEvil: None of his kindness is ever sincere. But he's very good at seeming compassionate and trusting. * TheFarmerAndTheViper: He has a pathological need to kill anyone who has ever seen him helpless -- including but not limited to a girl who lifted him from low-ranking thug to leader of a prosperous gang, a nun who got him off the streets entirely and enrolled in a good school, and a doctor who dared use anesthesia to help fix his bad leg. * FreudianExcuse: Averted. Carlotta briefly considers whether the harshness of life on the streets of Rotterdam drove him to his crimes, but on consideration realizes that he murders people not to survive but to maintain his pride. * HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:He shoots down an empty shuttle believing that Peter Wiggin is on board, which brings the IF into the conflict. To keep retaliation from being aimed at them, China quickly sells him out and abandons all defense of him. He's then left alone loves most in the Hegemon compound with only the Thai troops commanded by Suriyawong and, unfortunately for him, they were never loyal to him like he thought.]] world. * ItsPronouncedTropay: His name isn't pronounced "Uh-Kill-Eez" but "Ah-Sheel". * KarmicDeath: He never wants help from anybody, and will eventually betray those who give him any. [[spoiler:So when he begs Suriyawong to help him before Bean kills him, his aide responds with the words they were introduced with: "I expect you to solve your own problems."]] * LackOfEmpathy: He only understands people's emotions and desires GoneHorriblyRight: Graff hoped that she would be kind enough to get relate to her soldiers and inspire them to do what he wants. He doesn't understand love her. She turned out too good at doing so, and not ruthless enough to fight a war. * [[invoked]]PuritySue: Discussed, but averted. Ender ''sees'' her as the emotion epitome of hope at all purity, but Valentine is far more complicated than just being nice and has nothing that that he truly desires, leaving him fumbling around looking for some sense of purpose through conquest. * MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: One tactic of his kind to pass off his murders. * OutGambitted: Achilles follows Bean into the air vents at one point, expecting now is the perfect time and place to murder him. Instead he gets caught in Bean's trap, where he's forced to confess his murders to a recording device or else be left to die. * {{SORAS}}: Inverted. He's said to be around twelve at the beginning of everyone. [[spoiler:When Ender's Shadow, but then somehow stops aging until journey to The Outside accidentally creates a clone of Valentine who ''is'' a Purity Sue, the beginning of the next book, where he's still twelve and therefore only slightly older than Bean.real Valentine isn't exactly thrilled to find he views her like this.]]

[[folder:Poke]] The leader of a small gang of children in Rotterdam. Despite her brashness she's actually very compassionate for all her members, which Bean uses to join it and keep from starving to death.
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[[folder:Poke]] [[folder: Peter Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Jimmy Pinchak The leader oldest Wiggin child. Peter was not put into Battle School because of a small gang of children in Rotterdam. Despite her brashness she's actually very compassionate his sociopathic tendencies. Instead he tortured Ender for all her members, which Bean uses to join it most of Ender's childhood, and keep from starving was the thing Ender always feared turning into. When Ender went to death.Battle School, Peter started taking over the world with his sister Valentine, under the name Locke.

* EyeScream: One of her eyes is stabbed out when [[spoiler:Bean finds her dead body.]] * HeroicSacrifice: Lets Achilles [[spoiler:kill her in secret as long as he promises to not kill Bean. Bean oversees this and is incredibly confused at why she bothered to save his life.]] * PuppetKing: Achilles starts turning her into this. By the time she realizes her authority no longer matters, it's too late. * SweetPollyOliver: She dresses like a boy and keeps her gender secret so she doesn't become a target for rapists. She's not very good at it, though, so most everyone can tell she's actually a girl and refer to her as "she" in private. * TeamMom: Is this to her gang. Bean thinks she's ''too'' compassionate, which makes her easy to push around by bullies.
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* EyeScream: One BecomingTheMask: Peter takes on the pseudonym "Locke" and the persona of her eyes a kindly mediator who wants international peace. It's partially invoked become because he ''wants'' to start becoming a kinder person if for no other reason than to compensate for his weaknesses regarding LackOfEmpathy. * BigBrotherBully: Oh so very much. * BigBrotherIsWatching: After Ender had his monitor implanted, Peter would avoid beating him because he knew he'd be seen and caught. The very day it's removed, Ender is stabbed out when [[spoiler:Bean finds her dead body.beaten black and blue again. * BigGood: He eventually becomes Hegemon of the world, and a surprisingly compassionate and wise one. A ForegoneConclusion given that the book his life is the companion text to ''The Hive Queen.'' * CainAndAbel: The Cain to Ender's Abel. [[spoiler: Also Peter united the Earth and the Human Race while Ender obliterated a race of sentient beings. Well, most of the race.]] * HeroicSacrifice: Lets Achilles [[spoiler:kill her ColonelKilgore: Was rejected from the battle school for being too blood-thirsty. * ForScience: After the Wiggins move, Valentine finds dissected squirrel bodies in secret as long as the woods, thanks to Peter. She knows that he promises would sit and watch them until they died, assuming it was a way of venting his bloodlust. However, from his perspective, he wanted to study their physiology and simply did not kill Bean. Bean oversees this care enough about them as living creatures to care about their suffering ''or'' derive any pleasure from it. * IgnoreTheFanservice: During his campaign for Hegemon, Virlomi, the leader of India, opens their meeting with a kiss and is incredibly confused at why she bothered to save offers marriage for India's ratification of his life.]] new constitution. Peter turns it down because he knows favoring India will turn other nations against him. * PuppetKing: Achilles starts turning her into this. JerkassHasAPoint: When he tells Valentine about how the New Warsaw Pact is mobilizing for war again. She hates having to cooperate with him, but agrees it's necessary. * LackOfEmpathy: He only has a superficial level of charm and doesn't gain much loyalty because even at his best he rarely cares about what other think or want. Oddly, it's also what kept his vivisection of squirrels from being the act of a proto serial killer: He didn't care about their pain, but that also meant he derived no real pleasure from it. By the time she realizes her authority no longer matters, it's too late. * SweetPollyOliver: She dresses like a boy and keeps her gender secret so she doesn't he's twelve, he adopts the Locke persona to become a target for rapists. She's more moderate and likable figure. * OvershadowedByAwesome: The reason he hates Ender so much is because Peter was denied entering in Battle School and Ender was accepted and became their greatest student. He's determined to flip the tables and make himself the greater hero again. * PetTheDog: Peter's an extremely nasty, mentally unbalanced genius, but he's not very good inhuman. At one point, unaware that Ender is only feigning sleep, he breaks down and confesses that he loves his brother. Later, he opens up a lot to Valentine... though even being emotionally vulnerable is part of his plan. * TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Peter's mistreatment of Ender goes beyond mere sibling bullying. He strangles him, beats him, swears at it, though, so most everyone can tell she's him, and threatens his and Valentine's death. * XanatosSpeedChess: Peter decides, at age twelve, to take over the world. And then he does, largely because a lot of top players realized that bad as Peter may be, he's still better than anyone else who could actually a girl and refer to her as "she" in private. * TeamMom: Is this to her gang. Bean thinks she's ''too'' compassionate, which makes her easy to push around by bullies.manage it.

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[[folder:Sister Carlotta]] [[folder: John Paul Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Stevie Ray Dallimore Ender, Valentine, and Peter's father. He was born in Poland as Jan Paweł Wieczorek, the seventh of nine children. His family's non-compliance with the population restriction laws caused them to be denied public schooling and government aid. When a Captain of the IF came by to test three of his brothers for possible Battle School enlistment, she noticed him reading and decided to test him early. Jan passed with flying colors and reached the attention of then-Captain Graff. Graff offered to enlist Jan for the Battle School, but Jan wouldn't abandon his family. They then made a deal: Jan would enlist if his family was immigrated to the United States with all of their children being cleared of their population violations, letting them get schooling and health care. Graff agreed, but knew Jan was still too attached to his family to leave with them. He decided instead to bide his time, planning for Jan grow up, find a wife who could match wits with him, and so bring in a smarter child who could become his prodigy. ---- * CassandraTruth: His mother didn't believe him when he said he could read. She thought he was just pretending to because he was so young. * ChildProdigy: Intelligent enough that Graff thought he might be the one they'd been looking for to lead the fleet. Ultimately, though, he settled on his son.

[[folder:Suriyawong]] A Thai Battle School student who served in Dragon Army. After the war he becomes a prominent commander in the Thai military.
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[[folder:Suriyawong]] A Thai Battle School student who served [[folder: Theresa Wiggin]] ->'''Played By''': Andrea Powell Ender, Valentine, and Peter's mother. She was born in Dragon Army. After America as Theresa Brown, the war he becomes daughter of a prominent commander in military tactician. His status is both a blessing and curse to her, as his fame allowed to get into a good college but his opposition to the Thai military.population laws has caused her to inherit some of the stigma towards him. She teaches a Human Communities class, and one day gets into a provocative debate with a student that gradually turns from sociological values to her own politics, which causes her to get very fed up with him. That student is named John Paul Wiggin, who begins not regretting being forced by the IF to take her class.

* BodyguardCrush: For a while he serves as Virlomi's protector, pretending to be in constant awe of her so that her GodGuise seems convincing. He comes to actually love her during that period, but when they see each other again [[spoiler:his forces are defeating her army.]] * FaceHeelTurn: After rescuing Achilles on Peter's orders, he serves him faithfully and becomes his [[TheDragon Dragon]]. [[spoiler:But he's doing it all so he's in a position to betray him at a critical moment. When Bean confronts Achilles for good, Suriyawong doesn't help him and lets Bean kill him.]] * NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight: [[spoiler:Invoked. When Bean pulls out a gun to kill Achilles, Suriyawong's only help when asked is to give him a knife, with the words "I expect you to solve your own problems."]]

[[folder:Virlomi]] A former Battle School student, who graduated before Ender arrived. When Achilles comes to India with promises of making it great, Virlomi sees through his lies and works against him before he betrays her country. Through a GodGuise she becomes the new leader of India, but eventually comes to believe her own claims a little too much.
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[[folder:Virlomi]] A former Battle School student, who graduated before Ender arrived. When Achilles comes to India with promises of making it great, Virlomi sees through his lies and works against him before he betrays her country. Through a GodGuise she becomes the new !Rotterdam [[folder:Poke]] The leader of India, but eventually comes to believe a small gang of children in Rotterdam. Despite her own claims a little too much.brashness she's actually very compassionate for all her members, which Bean uses to join it and keep from starving to death.

* AGodAmI / BelievingTheirOwnLies: She starts out pretending to be a physical manifestation of India, then gradually she starts believing she actually ''is'' India. * DoesNotLikeShoes: She isn't wearing shoes [[BarefootPoverty when having gone into hiding]] and seemingly doesn't wear any again after that. * IAmTheNoun: Zigzagged. Sometimes she refers to herself as India to the point of personification, other times she refers to India as her husband. * IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Attempts this a few times to try to secure alliances for her nation. She first tries to lure Peter during his bid for Hegemon, but he turns her down because he knows allying too closely with India would look like favoritism to the other nations. She then visits Alai and ''strips naked'' in front of him and his guards, offering her beauty as the body of India, his for marriage. Alai rebuffs her, until she threatens to leave his palace naked and let the rest of the world fill in the blank. He thinks she's crazy, but goings along with her idea for their marriage unifying India and the Middle East. [[spoiler:It doesn't work. She's bought into her own god story and sends her troops out as a mob rather than an organizing army. Worse, she accelerates division in the Muslim high command, which drives out Alai and causes the whole organization to fragment instantly.]] * ManipulativeEditing: When the former President of India meets with her in hopes of regaining his position, she rebukes him for trusting Achilles then has her media men make a slanderous film about him. One clip that's played repeatedly is of him being pelted with dirt, which was actually done not (overtly) to insult him, but to make him seem more like a common man before meeting her. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She feels great remorse after her Indian army overextends into invading China, which causes them to be flanked by Thailand and take many casualties. She vows to live a thousand lives in mourning to make up for all that were lost. * [[invoked]]SmurfetteBreakout: Averted in-universe. Since Virlomi was one of the few girls at Battle School and one of the best, she expected she'd be famed there after she left. She's disappointed to see none of the later students have heard of her.
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* AGodAmI / BelievingTheirOwnLies: She starts EyeScream: One of her eyes is stabbed out pretending to be a physical manifestation of India, then gradually she starts believing she actually ''is'' India. * DoesNotLikeShoes: She isn't wearing shoes [[BarefootPoverty when having gone into hiding]] and seemingly doesn't wear any again after that. * IAmTheNoun: Zigzagged. Sometimes she refers to herself as India to the point of personification, other times she refers to India as [[spoiler:Bean finds her husband. * IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Attempts this a few times to try to secure alliances for her nation. She first tries to lure Peter during his bid for Hegemon, but he turns her down because he knows allying too closely with India would look like favoritism to the other nations. She then visits Alai and ''strips naked'' in front of him and his guards, offering her beauty as the body of India, his for marriage. Alai rebuffs her, until she threatens to leave his palace naked and let the rest of the world fill in the blank. He thinks she's crazy, but goings along with her idea for their marriage unifying India and the Middle East. [[spoiler:It doesn't work. She's bought into her own god story and sends her troops out as a mob rather than an organizing army. Worse, she accelerates division in the Muslim high command, which drives out Alai and causes the whole organization to fragment instantly.dead body.]] * ManipulativeEditing: When the former President of India meets with her in hopes of regaining his position, she rebukes him for trusting HeroicSacrifice: Lets Achilles then has [[spoiler:kill her media men make a slanderous film about him. One clip that's played repeatedly in secret as long as he promises to not kill Bean. Bean oversees this and is of him being pelted with dirt, which was incredibly confused at why she bothered to save his life.]] * PuppetKing: Achilles starts turning her into this. By the time she realizes her authority no longer matters, it's too late. * SweetPollyOliver: She dresses like a boy and keeps her gender secret so she doesn't become a target for rapists. She's not very good at it, though, so most everyone can tell she's actually done not (overtly) a girl and refer to insult him, but to make him seem more like a common man before meeting her. * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She feels great remorse after her Indian army overextends into invading China, as "she" in private. * TeamMom: Is this to her gang. Bean thinks she's ''too'' compassionate, which causes them makes her easy to be flanked push around by Thailand and take many casualties. She vows to live a thousand lives in mourning to make up for all that were lost. * [[invoked]]SmurfetteBreakout: Averted in-universe. Since Virlomi was one of the few girls at Battle School and one of the best, she expected she'd be famed there after she left. She's disappointed to see none of the later students have heard of her. bullies.

[[folder:Admiral Jawaharlal Chamrajnagar]] Strategos of the International Fleet (and later Polemarch). One of the most powerful men in the military. * FamousNamedForeigner: He shares a first name with Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of the modern Indian state. (His surname isn't shared with any real people at all; it's the name of a town.) * InterserviceRivalry: Although he presides over the entire IF, he casually dismisses its regular army in favor of an almost religious veneration for the extrasolar navy.
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[[folder:Admiral Jawaharlal Chamrajnagar]] Strategos of the International Fleet (and later Polemarch). One of the most powerful men in the military. * FamousNamedForeigner: He shares a first name with Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of the modern Indian state. (His surname isn't shared with any real people at all; it's the name of a town.) * InterserviceRivalry: Although he presides over the entire IF, he casually dismisses its regular army in favor of an almost religious veneration for the extrasolar navy. [[folder:Sister Carlotta]]

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[[folder:Admiral Jawaharlal Chamrajnagar]] Strategos of the International Fleet (and later Polemarch). One of the most powerful men in the military. * FamousNamedForeigner: He shares a first name with Jawaharlal Nehru, the architect of the modern Indian state. (His surname isn't shared with any real people at all; it's the name of a town.) * InterserviceRivalry: Although he presides over the entire IF, he casually dismisses its regular army in favor of an almost religious veneration for the extrasolar navy. !Alien Races
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