52 Puffins – #33 IKO (The Lunar Chronicles)

What is 52 Puffins – Waiting in the wings? Well, although we love our main characters, in 2013 we think it's time to celebrate the supporting cast: the extras with the witty one-liners, the dastardly villains and the best friend every hero would be lost without. Who's your favourite?  Download 52 Puffins – Questions – Download me! and send your answers to puffinblog@uk.penguingroup.com 

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IkoYour character’s name and the book they star in . . .  
Iko – The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder and Scarlet)
by Marissa Meyer

Famous Friends Being an android Iko doesn’t have the time, nor
skills to make a lot of friends. Her only companion is the female protagonist
Lihn Cinder. Cinder did rebuild Iko after all when the family abandoned her and
left her to rust away. 

Hero or villain? Definitely a hero! As Iko has an ID chip she can
be rebuilt into any electronic system, however big or small. In the second book
of the series she is transformed into a huge spaceship and saves the day on
many occasions. She is a pretty feisty character.   

Why you love her? Iko is funny, courageous and not afraid to give
her opinion. Even during those times when you don’t want to hear it!

What’s hercatchphrase or best quote? 

“Cinder," Iko said after a few silent
minutes of explorations. "I'm enormous.

Iko says this when she realises she has been
turned into a ship! Very funny. It must be a great shock to be transformed from
a normal size human type shape to a massive machine of warfare.   

What wouldn't she leave the house without? Considering her ID chip can be put into any
computer, I would say that Iko doesn’t have to worry about leaving anything at

Tell us something we might not know. Iko was originally going to be sold for parts,
as Cinder’s family thought that she has some sort of “personality glitch”. She
used to forget she was an android and was prone to acting like a human, even
wearing make-up on some occasions. This did not go down well with her

What really annoys her? Being ignored. Iko loves being the centre of
attention, and always puts her two pennies in whenever there is a discussion. 

What does she dream of? All she ever wants is to be treated fairly,
and would most of all love to become a human. She is almost like Pinocchio,
except her nose doesn’t grow if she lies.  

Where would you go to hang out together? In her current state I would ask her to fly us
all over the world. Being such a technologically advanced ship means she can go
as far as space. Wouldn’t that be a thrill? Parking a big flying ship might be
an issue though… 

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