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Which Character Are You More Like?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:25 pm
by spanish_rockette
Which Character Are You More Like?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:48 pm
by zeldagirl1234
A mix of Bean and Ender. I am more like Ender, though..

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:41 pm
by spanish_rockette
i dont know really, what esle can a 12/13 year girl can relate to. but i feel more like Petra. in a way. but i dont know.

Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:42 pm
by Janus%TheDoorman
Frankly, of all the things the Enderverse characters are, they are NOT easy to relate to. None of the Battle School kids seem remotely like children, and there's a very distinct lack of warmth and love in pretty much every relationship in the series, except maybe John Paul and Theresa, and their characters are so inconsistent and absent most of the time that they're hard to relate to.

I wouldn't say I'm much like any of them, but I feel like I understand Peter in his Shadow-series personality the best.

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:25 am
by Psudo
If I'm allowed to pick characters from Ender's Shadow, I'd say I'm most like Nikolai. I'm good at things, but it seems like I'm never quite good enough to get by on pure skill. Sometimes I have to make do with social pull, which isn't honorable.

If it's strictly Ender's Game only, I'd say Petra. We share a sense of humor and a hidden fundamental insecurity, but we both genuinely want to be good enough to really help and usually are.

Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:21 am
by spanish_rockette
no, i mean any book from enderverse.

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:27 pm
by Gravity Defier
I am more like Petra than Ender, but I'm really not like either of them. If you mean who am I most like, the answer is Novinha, who seems to be pretty much universally disliked. I find that amusing.

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:45 am
by Psudo
I don't actually dislike Novinha (as others do), I just don't fully understand her behavior.

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:51 pm
by Janus%TheDoorman
In a world of people who are near-perfect ideological representations - the Wiggin children, obviously, but also Jane, the Hive Queen, and the Piggies, and even Novinha's children - almost all the characters in the Enderverse are strongly rational given the information that's available to them. Novinha, however, is insecure and emotionally scarred - her actions don't make sense because they really don't make sense.

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:58 pm
by Gravity Defier
her actions don't make sense because they really don't make sense.
From what I recall, they made perfect sense in the right lighting. They may have been stupid and based on emotion but they made sense.

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:21 pm
by neo-dragon
Almost any action which a sane person takes makes sense in some light, otherwise no sane person would take said action. But that's really not the same as being rational. In other words, I can understand why Novinha did the things she did based on her fears and desires but I still find her irrationality frustrating. Mostly because it winds up hurting everyone around her, which makes her selfish even though she was supposedly trying to protect the people she loved. All she was really doing was protecting herself and saying "to Hell with how miserable it makes everyone else".

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:25 pm
by Gravity Defier
All she was really doing was protecting herself and saying "to Hell with how miserable it makes everyone else".
Sorry, what part of this made no sense to you guys?

Agreed on the selfish comment, by the way.

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:32 pm
by neo-dragon
As I said, I understand her attitude but find it frustrating. The fear of losing people does not justify wreaking their lives to protect them.

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:43 pm
by lennyathena
if ender's game were a soap opera, ender would be the lost-glory-but-settled-down-for-family-guy, novinha would be the jealous-second-wife-trouble-making-annoying-woman, quim would be the martyr-of-martyrs, olhado would be the annoyingly-quiet-observer/stalker, ela would be the super-devoted-to-her-job-xenologer, quara would be the making-waves-cause-i-feel-like-it-though-i'm-a-genius, and grego would be the anger-management-whoops-guy.

novinha's choices aren't central to the plot, they just add some - whoops, i mean A LOT - of drama to the story. it's her past that really adds... but more to the setting and context rather than the plot.

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:02 pm
by neo-dragon
As I re-read the Ender books I really wish I could say I'm a lot like Ender. too bad he's better than me in every conceivable way.

Damn fictional characters giving me impossibly high standards for myself.

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:33 pm
by lennyathena
i think i'm more like olhado than anyone else - the passive observer who sees everything but says nothing.

but does anyone find it odd that all the main characters in the enderverse are brilliant? the battle school kids are selectively geniuses and novinha's children all just happen to be brilliant xenologers/xenobiologists/physicists/philosophers ('cause for Olhado brickmakers just doesn't cut it).


Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:03 pm
by Jeesh_girl15
The first person I thought of was Petra. But no I'm not like her that much, except that I'm smart, slightly arrogant, and sarcastic.
I like thinking I am like Ambul, with the whole "I don't follow stupid commands, but would be an excellent leader" type thing.
I'm not really like Bean at all, nor am I like Peter... I am compassionate like Val, but that's where the similarities end.

I suppose I'm kind of like a mix of a ton of different characters. But what more can you expect when comparing yourself to fiction like this.

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:18 pm
by Kill Devil Hill
I would say that I'm a combination of John Paul, Petra and a pinch of Ender. I'm very much a smart *ss and sarcastic, but I'm also insecure and empathetic. Ender is more like the person I wish to be, though.

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:47 pm
by spanish_rockette
uhh, who doesn't want to be like Ender? :D

Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:03 pm
by Kill Devil Hill
uhh, who doesn't want to be like Ender? :D
Psychopaths like Achilles and Taylor Swift I think. 8)

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:10 am
by Mitchi
I'm similar to a few for certain aspects. Olhado's wife because I'm utterly devoted to my family, Ela because I'm very much the big sister type, but mostly Wang-mu, because even though I may have been seen as inferior for a lot of my life, I'm tough as nails and don't take crap from people, though I know how to hold my tongue as to got be an ass. Also I'm Asian and good at cleaning floors.