Fridge / Speaker for the Dead

Fridge Brilliance
  • 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) 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.