Saturday, July 28, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday (15)


This is a weekly meme created to honor the characters that don't always get their voices heard, who support (or work to destroy) our beloved protagonists. This is for the third wheel in the love triangle (can you have wheels on a triangle?), for the BFFs, the family members, or even just the kind and loving (or deceitful and creepy) stranger who shows up and changes the game. We all know these stories wouldn't hold up without support so I'd like to take the time to highlight the best secondary characters I come across. This is an opportunity to talk about what makes these characters special, maybe to speculate what their world would be like without them, or maybe cast them in their own primary roles. If you'd like to create a SCS post leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!

So today it's all about:

Iko from Cinder



I really loved Iko as Cinder's android sidekick. She provided a lot of comic relief and an escape for Cinder from the horrible treatment she receives from her adoptive family. I love her response of "I don't compute" when she doesn't understand a situation...it serves as a reminder that shes a machine, even though she's one of the most compassionate characters.


Iko technically belongs to Cinder's stepmother, Adri, as property, but she's joined at the hip with Cinder as her friend. In a world where there's a definite separation between humans and robots, Iko bridges the gap. She has a defective personality chip that allows her to be more human so that she empathizes with Cinder and does her best to avoid Adri. I especially loved the scene where Iko has taken some of Adri's make-up and pearls and tries to dress herself up just to poke fun. She's a seriously cool robot who acts more human than most humans and always has Cinder's back.

I don't want to give too much away if you haven't read the book yet, but Iko is in a bad way when the book ends, but the story isn't over. She's going to be with Cinder for the rest of the Lunar Chronicles, I'm sure...in one form or another. I'm really interested in what role she'll play in the later books because I know Cinder will need her. 

What did you all think of Iko or any of the other characters in the story?

1 comment:

  1. I loved Iko and I cried like a baby. I can't wait for the rest of the series...great review.

    ReplyDelete

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Secondary Character Saturday (15)


This is a weekly meme created to honor the characters that don't always get their voices heard, who support (or work to destroy) our beloved protagonists. This is for the third wheel in the love triangle (can you have wheels on a triangle?), for the BFFs, the family members, or even just the kind and loving (or deceitful and creepy) stranger who shows up and changes the game. We all know these stories wouldn't hold up without support so I'd like to take the time to highlight the best secondary characters I come across. This is an opportunity to talk about what makes these characters special, maybe to speculate what their world would be like without them, or maybe cast them in their own primary roles. If you'd like to create a SCS post leave your link in the comments and I'll check it out!

So today it's all about:

Iko from Cinder



I really loved Iko as Cinder's android sidekick. She provided a lot of comic relief and an escape for Cinder from the horrible treatment she receives from her adoptive family. I love her response of "I don't compute" when she doesn't understand a situation...it serves as a reminder that shes a machine, even though she's one of the most compassionate characters.


Iko technically belongs to Cinder's stepmother, Adri, as property, but she's joined at the hip with Cinder as her friend. In a world where there's a definite separation between humans and robots, Iko bridges the gap. She has a defective personality chip that allows her to be more human so that she empathizes with Cinder and does her best to avoid Adri. I especially loved the scene where Iko has taken some of Adri's make-up and pearls and tries to dress herself up just to poke fun. She's a seriously cool robot who acts more human than most humans and always has Cinder's back.

I don't want to give too much away if you haven't read the book yet, but Iko is in a bad way when the book ends, but the story isn't over. She's going to be with Cinder for the rest of the Lunar Chronicles, I'm sure...in one form or another. I'm really interested in what role she'll play in the later books because I know Cinder will need her. 

What did you all think of Iko or any of the other characters in the story?

1 comment:

  1. I loved Iko and I cried like a baby. I can't wait for the rest of the series...great review.

    ReplyDelete