Study Guide

Ender's Game Characters

By Orson Scott Card

Ender Wiggin

Ender (a.k.a. Andrew Wiggin, or maybe we should say Admiral Andrew Wiggin) is either Jesus Christ...

Peter and Valentine Wiggin

At Shmoop, we like to imagine Ender’s older brother Peter and Ender’s older sister...

Colonel Hyrum Graff

Graff is kind of like an author of Ender’s story – he stands behind the action...

Mazer Rackham

Mazer’s a senior citizen, but he’s basically a kid at heart – by which we mean...

Buggers

The thing you need to know about the buggers is that they’re out to get us, everybody RUN...

Alai

If Alai were a TV character, his catch-phrase would be “Salaam,” which is Arabic for...

Major Anderson

Graff runs the Battle School, but Anderson runs the game that’s at the heart of the school...

Bean

Bean is a mini-version of Ender (who is already small). He’s such a mini-version that he...

Bernard

Bernard may be a genius kid, but sometimes he isn't so sharp. Bernard is in the same Launch group...

Bonzo

Bonzo dies because he’s an honorable guy. Well, at least, for a bully, he’s an...

Carn Carby

Carn is the commander of Rabbit Army, which Ender is briefly a part of. To put it succinctly,...

Admiral Chamrajnagar

Chamrajnagar is the head of Command School, but let’s be serious – Graff and Mazer do...

Dap

Ever been to sleep-away camp? Dap is like the camp counselor there – he takes care of the...

Dink Meeker

Everything you need to know about Dink you can tell by his name. After all, can you imagine a...

Major Imbu

Imbu seems to run the computers at Battle School. The only reason we know his name is because he...

General Levy

Levy is the Strategos – not the board game, that’s Stratego. That means he’s in...

Mick

Here’s a measure of how unimportant Mick seems to be – no other study guide on this...

General Pace

When Dap sends his report to the military bigwigs about Bonzo’s plan to attack Ender, Pace...

Petra Arkanian

Petra isn’t the only girl at Battle School, but she’s the only girl we know about....

Rose the Nose

Rose is the commander of Rat Army who is disordered and nervous. That’s pretty much all we...

Shen

Because Shen wiggles his butt when he walks, he becomes Ender’s first friend at Battle...

Stilson

Stilson’s main job in this book is to be a six-year-old bully for a few lines and then a...

Mother and Father Wiggin

They don’t even get names – that’s how unimportant Ender’s parents are in...

Ender's Uninteresting School Opponents

Pol Slattery, William Bee, and Talo Momoe are all army commanders that Ender observes and beats...

Ender's Platoon Leaders

Crazy Tom, Han Tzu (a.k.a. Hot Soup), Fly Molo, Vlad, and Dumper come back as Ender’s...