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He informed Petra that, since Petra's dragon graphic was the only thing for which Achilles couldn't account, he had deduced that she had engineered the escape and therefore had 'won his contest'. Petra contemplated trying to hurl the two of them out of the plane, but decided against it, as it would have been too easy for Achilles to simply let go and let her fall alone. Whereas the other graduates devised a campaign against Thailand relying on India's massive armies, Petra, confident that the threat of Pakistan in the West would render an Eastern war impossible, designed a brilliant campaign of small, mobile platoons who wouldn't need supply lines.
However, Achilles managed to broker a peace between India and Pakistan; nevertheless, he did not use Petra's plan. Petra helped Virlomianother Battle School prisoner, respond to Bean, but Achilles discovered them. He summoned Petra to his quarters and threatened to kill Virlomi; he struck Petra, and she retaliated, knocking him to the ground and nearly incapacitating him.
Before Petra could kill him--or even thought to kill him--Achilles drew a gun. Petra, in response to the madness in Achilles' eyes as he glared at her, pretended to have been won over by Achilles in his defeat, saying that she liked men who were confident enough not to feel threatened by her.
She kissed him and then he sent her away. Meanwhile Virlomi escaped on her own.
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Achilles, cornered before he could reach transportation out of the base, forced a stalemate by putting a gun to Petra's head.
She tried to signal to Bean that he should shoot Achilles anyway, but a Chinese officer, whose troops were also attacking India in response to the country's Eastern campaigns, incapacitated Achilles. As per the deal that Bean and the officer struck, Bean let the Chinese fly away with Achilles alive, even though Petra seemed tempted to kill him herself.
For three years, Petra and Bean traveled around the globe, avoiding Achilles. During this time, Petra, having discovered Bean's genetic predicament, became determined to marry him and bear his children. Bean persisted in ignoring his reciprocation of her feelings until the two visited Anton ; the elderly scientist convinced him, and Bean agreed to have children only if there was a way to be sure that Anton's Key was not turned in the babies.
Although Ender didn't seem to notice, Bean remarked that this was taking a heavy toll on Petra, as her perfectionism lead her to berate herself for every mistake. Finally, Petra cracked and fell asleep during a battle, causing heavy losses to her troops; her entire army would have been wiped out had Bean not noticed her inattention.
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After that, Ender stopped depending on her so heavily and Petra lost most of her truculence. During the final battle above the Formic Homeworld, Petra's troops provided a screen for the others as they raced 'down' toward the planet, attempting to set off the Molecular Disruption Device and destroy the world.
Immediately following this battle, when the children were told that they had actually destroyed the Formics, Petra was the first to feel horror, for the lives of the humans that had been lost and the extinction of the Formic species; she began crying and several others followed suit. Between Eros and the return to their respective homes, there was a brief period where the jeesh, minus Ender, were able to spend time together.
At that time, Petra and Bean became close, to Dink Meeker's chagrin. He accused Petra of having feelings for Bean, but she felt their relationship was "something else. She re-learned Armenian and picked up the slang; in school, math was far too easy but literature and gym classes provided a challenge.
She was popular for a few weeks, but after the 'popular girls' lost interest in her, she hung out with the 'social rejects,' a cause of concern for her principal. A few months later, she was kidnapped by Achilles de Flandres along with the other members of Ender's Jeesh except for Bean, whom Achilles attempted to kill. The ten captives were put in isolation, where Petra was the last one to break after five weeks.
During their imprisonment, she designed a dragon logo with an encrypted message designed for Bean, which was sent as a chain letter along the email network.
Bean eventually found and decoded the message as intended. He informed Peter Wiggin, then only known as Locke, who managed to get all the children but Petra rescued. Achilles personally interfered with Petra's rescue, killing her two escorts in front of her. He informed Petra that, since Petra's dragon graphic was the only thing for which Achilles couldn't account, he had deduced that she had engineered the escape and therefore had 'won his contest'.
Achilles and Petra flew to India; midflight, Achilles opened the airplane door and ordered Petra to close it while he held her by the arm. Petra contemplated trying to hurl the two of them out of the plane, but decided against it, as it would have been too easy for Achilles to simply let go and let her fall alone. The two producers were fatefully introduced by mutual acquaintances. Being a fan of the book, I thought there was a way to do it.
The key was finding a writer-director who could build the movie from the ground up and carry it to the end, their very own Ender. Pritzker found him in Hood, a South African filmmaker who brought his memories of apartheid and life in the military to the project.
After a turbulent experience on the ill-fated X-Men Origins: He had a vision: That was all Pritzker needed to hear. Essentially, a visible champion and guide.
Orci sifted through the previous drafts from the Warner Bros. And along the way, Hood was enticed by grandeur. Pritzker recalled her immediate response: While Hood wrote, Digital Domain — the effects house behind movies like Iron Man 3 and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button — teamed up with OddLot as an effects provider and a financial partner, a first for the company. Examples can be seen below. InSummit Entertainment joined the production as a co-financer and domestic distributor.
There were more hurdles to jump; finding an Ender was always a frightening prospect for Hood.