Ender's Shadow Edit
Later, Nikolai was promoted into Dragon Army in a move orchestrated by Bean, based on friendship more than merit. As Ender Wiggin was pushed at an accelerated rate through Battle School, his army struggled to keep up, with Nikolai confessing to Bean that he thought he should not have been promoted so soon; and with Ender's graduation Nikolai was placed back into a regular army. After Bean's graduation, Nikolai assumed command of Rabbit Army, before the dissolution of Battle School and his return to Earth prior to the Third Formic War.
- Both Nikolai and Bean were of mixed Greek and Igbo descent.
- Nikolai was approximately two years older than Bean.