History Characters / EndersGame

10th Dec '16 7:29:51 AM FordPrefect
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A primitive alien race native to the planet Lusitania. They have a relatively stable peace with the resident humans, and are happy to accept their advanced technology. Their biology is extremely unusual due the descolada, a virus-like organism which rearranges and combines genetic material from different species and inhabits all life on Lusitania.

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A primitive alien race native to the planet Lusitania. They have a relatively stable peace with the resident humans, and are happy to accept their advanced technology. Their biology is extremely unusual due to the descolada, a virus-like organism which rearranges and combines genetic material from different species and inhabits all life on Lusitania.



* AmbiguouslyEvil: They are the creators of the descolada, an incredibly destructive virus that rewrites genetic information and causes mass extinction events on whatever planet they release it on, completely altering the global ecosystem. Why they made such a virus is unknown. When a first contact team approaches their planet, they seem intent on capturing the team. All of this seems to point to a species that doesn't care to get along peacefully, but by this point the human race has learned against assuming hostile intent when dealing with alien morality systems.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: They are the creators of the descolada, an incredibly destructive virus that rewrites genetic information and causes mass extinction events on whatever planet they release it on, completely altering the global ecosystem. Why they made such a virus is unknown. When a first contact team approaches their planet, they seem intent on capturing the team. All of this seems to point to a species that doesn't care to get along peacefully, but by this point the human race has learned against assuming not to assume hostile intent when dealing with alien morality systems.
10th Dec '16 7:28:17 AM FordPrefect
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler: The Formics' understanding of intelligence is so different from that of the humans, they genuinely didn't realize they were killing things that could think and feel pain when invading Earth. Once they realized the truth they retreated and vowed to leave Earth alone. Unfortunately the humans were able to reverse-engineer their technology and launch of a counter-attack that nearly wiped out the entire Formic species.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler: The Formics' understanding of intelligence is so different from that of the humans, they genuinely didn't realize they were killing things that could think and feel pain when invading Earth. Once they realized the truth they retreated and vowed to leave Earth alone. Unfortunately the humans were able to reverse-engineer their technology and launch of a counter-attack that nearly wiped out the entire Formic species.]]



* StarfishLanguage: Their hive mind operates on "philotic" communication, using images, not words. [[spoiler: They eventually overcome this and can communicate in english, though still telepathically.]]

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* StarfishLanguage: Their hive mind operates on "philotic" communication, using images, not words. [[spoiler: They eventually overcome this and can communicate in english, English, though still telepathically.]]
10th Dec '16 7:21:59 AM FordPrefect
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* 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.\\

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* 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.\\
9th Dec '16 3:40:07 PM theknack101
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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: A lot of horror from the book comes from Ender casually committing horrific, disturbing acts that contrast his otherwise-gentle demeanor. Highlights include [[spoiler: beating another boy to death with his bare hands (twice) and wiping out an entire species.]]

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: A lot of horror from the book comes from Ender casually committing horrific, disturbing acts that contrast his otherwise-gentle demeanor. Highlights include [[spoiler: beating another boy to death with his bare hands (twice) and wiping out an entire species. Though the last one probably doesn't count as he thought he was running a simulation at the time and went catatonic when he learned what he had actually done.]]
26th Nov '16 12:14:00 PM MasterHero
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->'''Voiced By''': Fernando Calderón (Latin-American Spanish), Creator/RyotaOhsaka (Japanese)



->'''Played By''': HaileeSteinfeld

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->'''Played By''': HaileeSteinfeld
Creator/HaileeSteinfeld
->'''Voiced By''': Alexa Navarro (Latin-American Spanish), Creator/SatomiSato (Japanese)




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->'''Voiced By''': Edson Matus[=/=]Creator/EnzoFortuny (Latin-American Spanish), Creator/KoukiUchiyama (Japanese)



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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.

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** 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.



->'''Played By''': Abigail Breslin

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->'''Played By''': Abigail Breslin
Creator/AbigailBreslin
->'''Voiced By''': Monserrat Mendoza (Latin-American Spanish), Creator/RyokoShiraishi (Japanese)
27th Aug '16 1:48:08 PM Sumatris
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* KeyStoneArmy: Eliminate a hive queen and her swarm's ZergRush grinds to an immediate stop.




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* ZergRush: They fight their battles by spamming the enemy with nearly limitless numbers of expendable drones.
29th Jun '16 2:58:31 AM DarkHunter
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%% * HiveQueen

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%% * HiveQueenHiveQueen: The only true individuals among their race, and the only ones considered to be "people". The race is often referred to as "the Hive Queens" in later books because of this, since the Queens are the only intelligent members of the species.



A primitive alien race native to the planet Lusitania. They have a relatively stable peace with the resident humans, and are happy to accept their advanced technology. Their biology is extremely unusual due the descalada, a virus-like organism which rearranges and combines genetic material from different species and inhabits all life on Lusitania.

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A primitive alien race native to the planet Lusitania. They have a relatively stable peace with the resident humans, and are happy to accept their advanced technology. Their biology is extremely unusual due the descalada, descolada, a virus-like organism which rearranges and combines genetic material from different species and inhabits all life on Lusitania.



* OneGenderRace: The females of their species are in plant form, and uncommunicative. Thus, all the named characters are male.
%% * {{Planimal}}
%% * StarfishAliens

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* OneGenderRace: Assumed at first, as all members of the village the humans interact with identify themselves as male. Eventually it's revealed that [[spoiler:pequeninos give birth in infancy, and the process kills the mother, and as a result males are much more common than females. The females who survive to adulthood are sterile, are sequestered in their own villages, and form the leadership of surrounding territories.]]
* {{Planimal}}: They metamorphose from animal to plant as part
of their life cycle, just like every other species on their homeworld.
* StarfishAliens: They look vaguely like humanoid pigs as juveniles... but upon reaching full adulthood they
are in plant form, ritually vivisected and uncommunicative. Thus, all the named characters are male.
%% * {{Planimal}}
%% * StarfishAliens
transform into a tree.



[[folder: The Descalodores]]

An unseen species which create the descalada, leading to the evolution of the pequeninos.

%% * AmbiguouslyEvil
%% * InscrutableAliens
* MixAndMatchCritters: The descalada creates them.
* StarfishAliens / EldritchAbomination: The dilemma of the humans is determining their intentions and how dangerous they are. What little interaction there is has multiple interpretations.
* StarfishLanguage: Chemical compounds they presumably ingest, similar to the "darts" transmitted between the descalada.

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[[folder: The Descalodores]]

Descolodores]]

An unseen species which create the descalada, descolada, leading to the evolution of the pequeninos.

%% * AmbiguouslyEvil
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AmbiguouslyEvil: They are the creators of the descolada, an incredibly destructive virus that rewrites genetic information and causes mass extinction events on whatever planet they release it on, completely altering the global ecosystem. Why they made such a virus is unknown. When a first contact team approaches their planet, they seem intent on capturing the team. All of this seems to point to a species that doesn't care to get along peacefully, but by this point the human race has learned against assuming hostile intent when dealing with alien morality systems.
* InscrutableAliens
InscrutableAliens: Next to nothing is known about them, given that they are introduced at the very end of the series and have barely any interaction with humanity.
* MixAndMatchCritters: The descalada descolada creates them.
* StarfishAliens / EldritchAbomination: StarfishAliens: The dilemma of the humans is determining their intentions and how dangerous they are. What little interaction there is has multiple interpretations.
* StarfishLanguage: Chemical compounds they presumably ingest, similar The only meaningful communications that the first contact team got from them were chemical formulae. The aliens apparently expected the team to synthesize the chemicals and ingest them. This leads to the "darts" transmitted between the descalada.theory that maybe injection of chemicals into each other is how they communicate, but this is unconfirmed.
25th Jun '16 9:51:33 AM KizunaTallis
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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.

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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 Battle 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.



* NiceGirl



* 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.
* 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.

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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 others 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 that 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.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: The reason he hates Ender so much is because Peter was denied entering in entry to Battle School and while Ender was accepted and became their greatest student. He's determined to flip the tables and make himself the greater hero again.



* 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.

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* TheSociopath: Peter, though most likely a A high-functioning sociopath. one. During the opening opening, he demonstrates sadistic tendencies, a grandiose sense of self worth, 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 likable online persona Locke (Locke) and becoming a benevolent ruler of Earth as an adult could be a case of PragmaticVillainy]]. On their own own, they may not make a sociopath sociopath, but the traits do appear to add up.
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.
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