History Characters / EndersGame

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.
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.
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