Ready Player One

Ready Player One

by

Ernest Cline

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I-r0k is a gunter who sometimes hangs out in the Basement. Although he has a high-level avatar, Wade dismisses him as an “obnoxious poseur” who doesn’t really know anything about Halliday. I-r0k snitches on Wade and Aech, revealing to the world that they are students on Ludus and inadvertently leading IOI to discover Wade’s true identity.
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I-r0k Character Timeline in Ready Player One

The timeline below shows where the character I-r0k appears in Ready Player One. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Level One: 0003
Nerds, Underdogs, and Obsession Theme Icon
...teasing each other and arguing about Halliday’s interests. They are interrupted by the arrival of I-r0k, a gunter who Wade believes is an “obnoxious poseur.” Although I-r0k has completed a lot... (full context)
Level One: 0012
Nerds, Underdogs, and Obsession Theme Icon
The Individual vs. the Collective Theme Icon
...and Wade refuses to give any; Aech smiles in response, unsurprised. Aech warns Wade that I-r0k has been telling people that Parzival is a student on Ludus. Wade wishes Aech luck,... (full context)
Level One: 0013
Reality vs. Illusion Theme Icon
Nerds, Underdogs, and Obsession Theme Icon
The Individual vs. the Collective Theme Icon
Inequality, Elitism, and Corporate Power Theme Icon
Utopia vs. Dystopia Theme Icon
...The reinvigoration of the hunt means that half of the students and teachers are absent. I-r0k posts on the gunter message boards announcing that Wade and Aech are students on Ludus.... (full context)
Level One: 0015
Reality vs. Illusion Theme Icon
Nerds, Underdogs, and Obsession Theme Icon
The Individual vs. the Collective Theme Icon
Inequality, Elitism, and Corporate Power Theme Icon
Utopia vs. Dystopia Theme Icon
...Aech discusses the Sixers descending on Ludus and says that he is going to kill I-r0k. When Wade tells Aech that IOI blew up Aunt Alice’s trailer, Aech promises: “We will... (full context)