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20th May '16 8:12:56 AM TinMan
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a an asshole to his trainees, but deep down he really does care about and even love Ender, as he admits after the Third Invasion is over [[spoiler:and he sees Ender going through his HeroicBSOD]]. It's just he has to deal with the needs of Ender the child and TheNeedsOfTheMany for Ender, savior of the human race and he can't afford to be sentimental until the war is over.


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* PetTheDog: Subverted for the most part. Ender and Valentine recognize that any kindness on his part are carefully calculated acts to motivate and shape Ender to be mankind's ultimate military commander. He does show a softer side once the Third Invasion is over when he admits to Mazer Rackham that he does care for Ender, but only when he thinks Ender can't hear him.
13th May '16 8:17:49 PM 43110
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* TheSociopath: Peter, though most likely a high-functioning sociopath. During the opening he demonstrates sadistic tendencies, a grandiose sense of self worth, skill at manipulating people and his lack of empathy is a recurring theme. [[spoiler: Even his taking up a more benevolent and likeable online persona Locke and becoming a benevolent ruler of Earth as an adult could be a case of PragmaticVillainy]]. On their own they may not make a sociopath the traits appear to add up.
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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[[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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