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6th Sep '16 1:58:07 AM Mattster00
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** Additionally, his (possibly low level) sociopathy prevented him from being swept up in the rampant nationalism that took hold of many of the Battle Schoolers/the world, allowing him to take an objective stance on peace instead of one favouring America.
13th Jul '15 12:25:22 PM prystege
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** It's stated in the book that what they want is to make sure Ender feels that no help is coming and he has to be able to take care of problems by himself as soon as they present themselves. They specifically don't choose Peter because he's too aggressive. They don't want cruelty, they want someone who can inspire trust and yet trusts nobody.

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** It's stated in the book that what they want is to make sure Ender feels that no help is coming and he has to be able to take care of problems by himself as soon as they present themselves. They specifically don't choose Peter because he's too aggressive. They don't want cruelty, they want someone who can inspire trust and yet trusts nobody.doesn't rely on anybody else.
13th Jul '15 12:22:21 PM prystege
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** It's stated in the book that what they want is to make sure Ender feels that no help is coming and he has to be able to take care of problems by himself as soon as they present themselves. They specifically don't choose Peter because he's too aggressive. They don't want cruelty, they want someone who can inspire trust and yet trusts nobody.
7th Sep '14 7:21:07 AM fbiuzz
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** Also it's a reference to how technology evolved on Earth. Most of the advance techonology, like GPS, Computers, Satellites, nuclear reactors, medicine, airplanes were originally created for the military before it was given to the public.
12th Jun '14 2:57:05 PM Schismatism
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* As someone who knows about military training, the way the training worked came off to me at first as...very wrong. Making sure Ender was constantly isolated, shifting him to a different team whenever he started to earn one team's respect, insulting his teammates so they would hate him... sure, strife creates strength, but it also creates distrust, and distrust creates disloyalty. It all makes more sense when you take the ending into consideration. [[spoiler:The military never wanted a leader who would make calm and rational decisions. They wanted a psychopath who would pick out a goal and pursue it coldly, with no thought given to cost or consquences - the sort of person who would annihilate an entire planet all in the name of "winning the game." They mention Ender being the next Napoleon or the next Julius Caesar, but what they really wanted him to be was more like the next Vlad The Impaler.]]

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* As someone who knows about military training, the way the training worked came off to me at first as...very wrong. Making sure Ender was constantly isolated, shifting him to a different team whenever he started to earn one team's respect, insulting his teammates so they would hate him... sure, strife creates strength, but it also creates distrust, and distrust creates disloyalty. It all makes more sense when you take the ending into consideration. [[spoiler:The military never wanted a leader who would make calm and rational decisions. They wanted a psychopath who would pick out a goal and pursue it coldly, with no thought given to cost or consquences - the sort of person who would annihilate an entire planet all in the name of "winning the game." They mention Ender being the next Napoleon or the next Julius Caesar, but what they really wanted him to be was more like the next Vlad The Impaler.]]]]
* Graff gives Bean a spool of rounded nanowire to use as a tool. He can then utilize that wire to spin around stars and accelerate. Why is this so important? Because what Bean's effectively using is a crude metaphor for a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_assist gravity assist]], where a ship 'skips off' a planet or star's gravity well to accelerate itself rapidly and efficiently.
10th Apr '14 2:22:15 AM wrm5
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* In the film, during Bonzo's fight against Ender [[spoiler:he slips and cracks his skull against the shower threshhold]]. Ender then starts calling for help. Bonzo had just sent his two thugs to watch the door, so why didn't they come upon hearing him? Possibly because they assumed Ender was ''losing'' and was calling for someone to save him.

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* In the film, during Bonzo's fight against Ender [[spoiler:he slips and cracks his skull against the shower threshhold]]. Ender then starts calling for help. Bonzo had just sent his two thugs to watch the door, so why didn't they come upon hearing him? Possibly because they assumed Ender was ''losing'' and was calling for someone to save him.him.
* As someone who knows about military training, the way the training worked came off to me at first as...very wrong. Making sure Ender was constantly isolated, shifting him to a different team whenever he started to earn one team's respect, insulting his teammates so they would hate him... sure, strife creates strength, but it also creates distrust, and distrust creates disloyalty. It all makes more sense when you take the ending into consideration. [[spoiler:The military never wanted a leader who would make calm and rational decisions. They wanted a psychopath who would pick out a goal and pursue it coldly, with no thought given to cost or consquences - the sort of person who would annihilate an entire planet all in the name of "winning the game." They mention Ender being the next Napoleon or the next Julius Caesar, but what they really wanted him to be was more like the next Vlad The Impaler.]]
10th Nov '13 11:51:40 AM Mullon
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* It was bugging me for a bit that the one person who could come up with FTL travel, and the two people who could come up with a drug to stop the descolada, and the one person who could make the recolada all happened to live on the same Portuguese-speaking planet and then it hit me: they are possibly descendants of Bean and Petra (the five kids who didn't have Anton's Key turned) [[spoiler: or Peter and Petra's five kids after she remarried]]. After all, Petra is implied to live out her life in Brazil, so it wouldn't be a surprise for their descendants to be super smart.
3rd Nov '13 11:54:41 PM Tuckerscreator
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* ''EndersGame'' and the ''Ender's Shadow'' series take place in an Earth with very advanced military and space technology, but otherwise is identical to Earth (technology-wise, the political situation is different). At first I found it strange that a world could be so advanced in the areas of warfare and space travel, but otherwise be very similar to today's technology. Then I realized; the Buggers had attacked Earth and killed a lot of people, causing the first Bugger War, which led to the second Bugger War. Earth has continuously been at war with an alien species that is a known threat, so of course they would put heavy funding into warfare and space travel so we could take the fight to their turf. With such a heavy focus on the Bugger Wars, technology on Earth would have stagnated until the threat was over. This is a believably realistic evolution of technology on an Earth attacked by an alien presence- Gneissisnice.

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* ''EndersGame'' ''Ender's Game'' and the ''Ender's Shadow'' series take place in an Earth with very advanced military and space technology, but otherwise is identical to Earth (technology-wise, the political situation is different). At first I found it strange that a world could be so advanced in the areas of warfare and space travel, but otherwise be very similar to today's technology. Then I realized; the Buggers had attacked Earth and killed a lot of people, causing the first Bugger War, which led to the second Bugger War. Earth has continuously been at war with an alien species that is a known threat, so of course they would put heavy funding into warfare and space travel so we could take the fight to their turf. With such a heavy focus on the Bugger Wars, technology on Earth would have stagnated until the threat was over. This is a believably realistic evolution of technology on an Earth attacked by an alien presence- Gneissisnice.



-->Ender : '' These are a nasty breed, they sting you without [provocation] ''

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-->Ender : '' These are a nasty breed, they sting you without [provocation] ''''
* In the film, during Bonzo's fight against Ender [[spoiler:he slips and cracks his skull against the shower threshhold]]. Ender then starts calling for help. Bonzo had just sent his two thugs to watch the door, so why didn't they come upon hearing him? Possibly because they assumed Ender was ''losing'' and was calling for someone to save him.
2nd Nov '13 10:44:15 PM FordPrefect
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* When Valentine visits Ender at the lake, she notices a wasp as they lay together on the raft. She chooses not to fear it, as she normally would. Instead, she desires live peacefully along side it. At this moment, Ender preemptively destroys the creature. [[spoiler: This is a direct parallel for the Buggers. We could have chosen to live in peace. Instead, Ender brutally extinguishes them. ]]

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* When Valentine visits Ender at the lake, she notices a wasp as they lay together on the raft. She chooses not to fear it, as she normally would. Instead, she desires to live peacefully along side it. At this moment, Ender preemptively destroys the creature. [[spoiler: This is a direct parallel for the Buggers. We could have chosen to live in peace. Instead, Ender brutally extinguishes them. ]]
12th Oct '13 1:27:55 PM theBlind
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* When Valentine visits Ender at the lake, she notices a wasp as they lay together on the raft. She chooses not to fear it, as she normally would. Instead, she desires live peacefully along side it. At this moment, Ender preemptively destroys the creature. [[spoiler: This is a direct parallel for the Buggers. We could have chosen to live in peace. Instead, Ender brutally extinguishes them.]]

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* When Valentine visits Ender at the lake, she notices a wasp as they lay together on the raft. She chooses not to fear it, as she normally would. Instead, she desires live peacefully along side it. At this moment, Ender preemptively destroys the creature. [[spoiler: This is a direct parallel for the Buggers. We could have chosen to live in peace. Instead, Ender brutally extinguishes them.]] ]]
-->Ender : '' These are a nasty breed, they sting you without [provocation] ''
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