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Joao Figueira Alvarez, better known as Pipo, was a Xenologer on the planet of Lusitania.[1] He was first introduced in Speaker for the Dead.


Pipo Dead

Pipo's vivisected corpse.

Speaker for the Dead

Pipo was a xenologer who worked with Novinha and Libo for 4 years before being killed by the Pequeninos. His daughter Maria died from the Descolada.[1]



  • Pipo was the first human to be killed by a Pequenino.


"I should have done more for the girl. I'd like to see if it isn't too late to begin."
Speaker for the Dead


  1. 1.0 1.1 Speaker for the Dead