SPOILER WARNING: Ender Quintet and Shadow Saga plot details follow.


The emblem of Dragon Army.

Dragon Army was one of the numerous armies at Battle School. At one time, Dragon Army had gained the reputation of losing all of its battles, and it was soon discontinued. However, a few years later Colonel Graff assigned Bean to construct a hypothetical army using a roster of Battle School students. Bean, despite knowing every Battle Schooler's dossier by heart, still had to take sometime to decide who to put in, for he knew that the army would be commanded by Ender Wiggin, and become legendary. At first, Bean decided that no one older than Ender should be in the army, but later did otherwise. After he had chosen 39 students, one last slot was open, so he put in his friend Nikolai Delphiki and submitted the final draft to Dimak.[1]


The members of Ender's Dragon Army in Ender's Game (Film).

When Ender first met his army, he was initially shocked to see none of the veteran soldiers were very experienced. He had all of the soldiers organized into Toons right after the first practice. All of the veterans were either toon leaders or seconds-in-commands. Normally, armies consisted of 4 toon of 10 men, but Ender's army had 5 toons of 8 men. He figured more toons would be better, since they could act for themselves. Ender's army soon took advantage their newly-adopted tactics, and proceeded to win every battle they faced, even if these were numerous or on the same day.[2]

After Ender was graduated to Command School, Dragon Army was disbanded and the toon leaders and seconds were sent to command other armies.[1]

Known Members


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ender's Shadow
  2. Ender's Game
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