Marissa Meyer

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Garan Character Analysis

Garan was Cinder’s stepfather, Adri’s husband, and Pearl and Peony’s father. He adopted Cinder when she was 11 years old in Europe, and shortly after returning to the Eastern Commonwealth, he died of letumosis. Dr. Erland reveals to Cinder that Garan was the one who performed the operation to make her a cyborg (human/robot hybrid), and he put a biological “lock” on her Lunar gift (the ability to telepathically control others) so that other Lunars couldn’t manipulate her.
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Garan Character Timeline in Cinder

The timeline below shows where the character Garan appears in Cinder. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
Bravery and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...hundreds of thousands of people have fallen ill and died since. This includes Adri’s husband Garan, who adopted Cinder from Europe when she was 11 years old. Cinder has very few... (full context)
Chapter 6
Power, Greed, and Evil Theme Icon
Adri then informs Cinder that she never wanted to adopt—Garan was the one who took Cinder in. Upset, Adri insists that Garan died because of... (full context)
Chapter 11
Stereotypes and Discrimination Theme Icon
Secrecy and Manipulation Theme Icon
...DNA predisposes her immune system to fight off the disease. Cinder says that her stepfather Garan died of letumosis five years prior, when he adopted her in Europe. She says she... (full context)
Chapter 25
Stereotypes and Discrimination Theme Icon
...but he then reveals that he’s been doing research on her adoptive family. Her stepfather, Garan, designed a bioelectrical security system that ties in with a person’s nervous system. It prevents... (full context)