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13th May '16 8:17:23 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 likable 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.
18th Mar '16 11:18:44 AM ironballs16
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** On top of this is that, due to time constraints, characterization was dropped in favor of getting the critical details inserted appropriately. It also violates ShowDontTell (ironically, given the medium) by having Ender mention that Command School had been going on for months, where he and his team were going at it every day - so Petra's HeroicBSOD in the middle of one fight is completely omitted, and Ender's reaction at the final simulation was ''vastly'' different than in the book.[[note]]In the novel, it's portrayed as him getting fed up with the vindictive cruelty he sees from the adults in forcing them into a hopeless fight, and ''trying'' to cross the MoralEventHorizon in order to flunk out. In the movie, he cheered alongside his jeesh for overcoming impossible odds in the simulation.[[/note]]

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** On top of this is that, due to time constraints, characterization was dropped in favor of getting the critical details inserted appropriately. It also violates ShowDontTell (ironically, given the medium) by having Ender mention that Command School had been going on for months, where he and his team were going at it every day - so Petra's HeroicBSOD in the middle of one fight is completely omitted, and Ender's reaction at the final simulation was ''vastly'' different than in the book.[[note]]In the novel, it's portrayed as him getting fed up with the vindictive cruelty he sees from the adults in forcing them into a hopeless fight, and ''trying'' to cross ''deliberately'' crossing the MoralEventHorizon in order to so they'd flunk him out. In the movie, he cheered alongside his jeesh [[TrueCompanions jeesh]] for overcoming impossible odds in the simulation.[[/note]]
16th Mar '16 12:36:11 AM PyrosNine
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Ender a misunderstood victim of forces beyond his control, or [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fglacierpeak.sno.wednet.edu%2Fteachers%2Fbjuhl%2Fdocs%2FSci%2520Fi%2FUnit%25202%2520Strange%2520New%2520Worlds%2FEnder%2527s%2520Game%2FCreating%2520the%2520Innocent%2520Killer.doc&ei=o2aSVIbvLYq5oQT9oYGwBQ&usg=AFQjCNGHP13dBYO6JqNHJ5q762BbbWGSQQ&sig2=LbUp-9BM0jTv1iO6virhCg&bvm=bv.82001339,d.cGU&cad=rja Hitler on steroids]]?

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Ender a misunderstood victim of forces beyond his control, or [[http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fglacierpeak.sno.wednet.edu%2Fteachers%2Fbjuhl%2Fdocs%2FSci%2520Fi%2FUnit%25202%2520Strange%2520New%2520Worlds%2FEnder%2527s%2520Game%2FCreating%2520the%2520Innocent%2520Killer.doc&ei=o2aSVIbvLYq5oQT9oYGwBQ&usg=AFQjCNGHP13dBYO6JqNHJ5q762BbbWGSQQ&sig2=LbUp-9BM0jTv1iO6virhCg&bvm=bv.82001339,d.cGU&cad=rja [[http://johnjosephkessel.wix.com/kessel-website#!creating-the-innocent-killer/ce5s Hitler on steroids]]?
15th Jan '16 10:08:05 AM Pren
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** Everyone's shock at Ender killing the giant to win that part of the game hasn't aged well at all, with the massive rise in VideoGameCrueltyPotential. The movie actually ran into trouble here when it largely adapted the scene just as it was in the book despite this.
25th Dec '15 1:03:29 PM MagBas
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* SympatheticSue: Ender. So [[TheWoobie traumatized]] - and yet so brilliant in every possible way.



* VillainSue: Achilles. Come on, how ''does'' he do it?
29th Aug '15 7:55:22 AM deezee
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**This can be justified in that the game's rules rewrite based on the player's mindset. So it's possible that others tried attacking the giant, but it turned out to be invulnerable; only [[FridgeHorror only Ender has enough of a killer instinct for the game to allow him to kill the giant]].
15th Aug '15 5:55:09 PM Iamabrawler
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* {{Narm}}: Soldiers treating it like such a big deal that Ender thinks outside the box while playing a video game. Sure, there are in-story reasons, but with video games becoming such an important part of childhood, and with so many types of video games out there (including those that encourage outside-the-box tactics), it feels silly that no one else ever thought of attacking the giant in the game.
22nd Jun '15 4:28:48 PM Anddrix
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: On Ender, particularly in Ender's Game, see AlternateCharacterInterpretation.
25th May '15 11:11:26 PM tropelion
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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, his lack of empathy is a recurring theme, [[spoiler: even his more benevolent and likable persona Locke and becoming a benevolent ruler of Earth as an adult could be a case of PragmaticVillainy]].

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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, theme. [[spoiler: even Even his taking up a more benevolent and likable online persona Locke and becoming a benevolent ruler of Earth as an adult could be a case of PragmaticVillainy]].PragmaticVillainy]]. On their own they may not make a sociopath the traits appear to add up.
25th May '15 10:27:59 PM tropelion
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Ender's Game, see AlternateCharacterInterpretaion.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: On Ender, particularly in Ender's Game, see AlternateCharacterInterpretaion.AlternateCharacterInterpretation.
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