VALENTINE WIGGIN (Ender’s Game)
Valentine Wiggin was Ender Wiggin’s sister. Along with her brother Peter Wiggin, Valentine created the pseudonym Demosthenes on The Nets. She often despised her role, but under the guidance of Peter, wrote articles from the controversial Demosthenes, while Peter wrote as the respectful and level-headed Locke.
-Courtesy of Enderverse Wiki
Valentine was the only one who Ender loved dearly and close. Her relationship with him would be the most deep and pure of any other in the book. As his sister she did not forget Ender when he was taken to Battle School. While she took on the role of Demosthenes alongside Peter she would try to use that role to later help her brother return to Earth. When Ender comes to a standstill in his cooperation in the war it is Valentine who is sent to persuade him to play again. Val is seen later in the finale of the book when she decides to embark on a journey of life in space with Ender.
- Courtesy of ausomejen
Why We Like Her
As stories go, I enjoy reading the female heroine that is strong and independent then what her gender makes her to be. Valentine doesn’t particularly fall into that category but I enjoy her character none the less. The relationship she has with Ender, even being apart for so many years, stayed strong and present giving us some relief that Ender is not entirely alone in the universe. She is a catalyst to Ender’s continuance in playing the games but she didn’t win any battles or fight an enemy. Val just persuaded the world by writing. Different from her brothers her power is in words. Young she may be but there was a reason why the Wiggin siblings were top contenders for Battle School. – ausomejen
NICO DI ANGELO (Percy Jackson)
Nico Di Angelo… How do I begin to explain Nico Di Angelo?
Nico Di Angelo is flawless.
Well, apart from his one fatal flaw of holding grudges, inherited directly from his father- Hades.
With black, slightly messy hair, intense dark eyes and a perfect olive complexion, Nico is most definitely worthy of your fangirling.
A truly badass son of Hades, God of the Dead, Nico is capable of raising an army of skeletons whenever the mood strikes him. He can talk to ghosts. He can travel from one shadow to another. Did I mention that it also works if one shadow is in Nepal and one’s in New Zealand?
But there is a slightly darker (no pun intended) side to our young demigod. After losing his sister, the only person who he cared about, at the age of only ten, he lost faith in Camp Half-Blood and Percy Jackson. Once an eager young boy, ready and willing to experience everything Camp Half-Blood had to offer, his sister’s death truly changed him.
It was revealed that Nico was born before the pact of the Big Three was made, and he spent the vast majority of his life in the Lotus Hotel and Casino to protect him from the wrath of Zeus. He and his sister were imprisoned amongst the luxuries for over seventy years without aging, before being released by Alecto, a Kindly One.
Having tasked Percy with ensuring his sister Bianca’s safe return, Nico Di Angelo was enraged when she was not among those returning from the quest. Unwilling or emotionally incapable of hearing Percy’s soothing words and humble apologies, Nico Di Angelo refused to remain at the Camp for a moment longer. Not even undead warriors attacking could cause him to stay. He quickly banished the skeletal mercenaries back to the realm of his father; a place to which he himself would shortly venture.
Nico set off on his own for quite some time, avoiding most living people. Desperate to speak to his sister one last time, he attempted time after time to summon her spirit. But instead of the kind and loving Bianca Di Angelo, Nico summoned King Minos- an infamous mortal man.
When King Minos attempted to raise himself from the grave with an army of dead (and deadly) minions, he made one fatal mistake. He tried to declare himself the Ghost King. He and his army were destroyed single-handedly by none other than our dark hero, Nico Di Angelo, who declared himself as the true Ghost King.
Though he chose to remain away from camp, he did not abandon the other half-bloods. He fought in every battle held at the camp, risking his life to protect them, when his father was not even given the privilege of having a cabin in the name of Hades.
Nico’s heroism did not end there, however. He devised, researched, and executed the plan that led to Percy’s invulnerability. He betrayed his own father, on risk of being sent to the Fields of Punishment, to assist Percy in accomplishing his goal.
Without Nico’s heroism, Kronos would never have been defeated. And with Gaia rising, Nico’s intelligence and power will be essential to the second war.
Funny, an outsider, and a little sarcastic, Nico deserves your vote.
YES YOU sitting there going “I really can’t be bothered voting”
YOU, staring at your computer screen thinking “I would rather vote for *insert completely inferior character here*”
YOU need to sort out your priorities, and vote for the most utterly, completely, fabulously, incredibly, totally, absolutely, and truly most epic character ever to be formed of the written word.
There is only one epic character that deserves the crown. And that, ladies, gentlemen, demigods, shadowhunters, witches, wizards, magical beasts, goblins, ghosts, hobbits, elves, dragon riders, children of the night, moon, Lilith and faerie, is Nico Di Angelo, the Ghost King.
Why We Like Him
Nico Di Angelo, the goth kid that no one understands – or so you think! Yeah, sure he’s got a mean pout face, but deep down Nico is the heart of the operation. It’s Nico that comes up with the plan to make Percy invincible and Nico who unforgettably saves the day with his legions of the dead. Yeah sure, it’s creepy but who’s never wanted hoards of minions to do your bidding… Ok the dead part is still a little creepy. Under that tough exterior is the same kid that used to play Mythomagic, he’s just grown up a little. Nico deals with a lot and that’s why I dub him one of the most epic characters. It’s not about what you go through, but how you handle it afterwards, and I think Nico is doing a mighty fine job. – thefandompjadmins
Poor guy’s been through a lot and all I want to do is give him a hug. – Burdge-bug