A young soldier in Battle School, whose arm Ender breaks during their shuttle flight. Bernard is a classic bully: arrogant and mean, but also charismatic and persuasive. Bernard, who’s always been jealous of Ender’s success, is one of the students who joins with Bonzo Madrid in trying to attack Ender in the shower.
Bernard Character Timeline in Ender’s Game
The timeline below shows where the character Bernard appears in Ender’s Game. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Games
...the coming weeks, Ender notices that the boy whose arm he broke—a French boy named Bernard—has assembled a gang of followers. The gang begins harassing Ender in small ways—pushing him, jostling... (full context)
Chapter 6: The Giant’s Drink
Chapter 7: Salamander
...Giant in the virtual reality game. They also agree that Ender handled the conflict with Bernard perfectly: he brought peace to his peers without any more fighting. Graff tells his colleague... (full context)
...Ender that he’s finally figured out how Ender hacked into the messaging system and humiliated Bernard: he added a “space” key after Bernard’s name, meaning that he could send messages under... (full context)
...leaves Ender to himself. Ender decides to return to his old barracks. There, he finds Bernard, along with Alai. He invites them to practice maneuvers in the battleroom. Together, Ender, Shen,... (full context)
Chapter 8: Rat
...conversation with Dink, he goes to practice battleroom maneuvers with Alai and some other friends. Bernard isn’t present—word has gotten out that any new recruits caught practicing with Ender won’t be... (full context)
Chapter 12: Bonzo
...is there. Bonzo is accompanied by a gang of other boys, including Ender’s old rival, Bernard. Bonzo insists that he’s going to “graduate” Ender today. Ender teases Bonzo for needing a... (full context)