This chapter establishes Ender's superiority to the rest of the recruits. Although he does not deserve to be set up by Graff, Ender sees things that other people do not see, and his ability to visualize is unhampered by any assumptions that others may have. Ender can readily adopt his mind to any new situation and is flexible enough to view it on its own terms. Thus he is already showing the sort of capabilities that the I.F. is looking for in a fleet commander.