Ringworld Characters

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Louis Wu

Louis Wu is a 200-year-old human adventurer, with an Asian look about him enhanced by dyes, decorations, and depilatory chemicals while he is on Earth. In actuality, like most humans, he is not noticeably one race or another. He loves new things and alien things. He gets restless with a normal life, and so when he meets and exotic alien who offers him a chance to travel into deep space, he is instantly hooked. Louis is protective, and he tries to protect Teela until he realizes that there is nothing he can do against her luck. Louis is smart, and he ultimately uses his intellect to realize how he can launch the Liar, the puppeteers' spacecraft, back into space.

Louis is also a mediator. He mediates arguments between Speaker-to-Animals and Nessus, two very different beings from different races who often conflict. Louis is content to allow Speaker...

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