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He is confident and decisive, but prone to angry outbursts. He clashes violently throughout the series with J. He is enrolled in the Charting a New Course program after he performs a series of stunts, one more outrageous than the last. By his own admission, he performed said stunts to get his father's attention. For most of the series, he believes that the unfortunate events that have befallen them are an elaborate trick to teach them the error of their ways.

He is shown as being self-absorbed with a quick temper, particularly getting into fights with Luke Haggerty, but eventually comes to take the situation seriously by the end of the second book, and during the third book, ends up being the ticket to his and the other castaways' rescue. At eleven years old, Ian Sikorsky is the youngest member of the group.

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He is revealed to be an incredibly lonely person who spends most of his spare time watching television obsessively, most notably the Discovery Channel. While exhibiting moments of boldness, he is usually timid and shy and is distressed when he is forced to abandon his crutches for the duration of the trip.

Will is the older sibling and Lyssa is the younger sibling. Will struggles with his own self-image, presumably in part due to the way he views Lyssa as being treated, which breeds his resentment towards her.

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Lyssa proves herself to be confident, intelligent, and capable. She appears to resent her brother for reasons that aren't clear, though it is possible she is merely returning his attitude. The captain of the Phoenix. He is shown to be a kind, calm person.

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His personality serves to counteract the meanness of Calvin Radford. Captain Cascadden is knocked overboard during the storm and presumed dead. The Phoenix 's first mate. He appears to take sadistic pleasure in watching the children suffer. Shortly after the storm, he steals most of the ship's supplies and leaves in the night. When he himself is rescued, he insists that the rest of the ship's crew died at sea in the storm, but his true actions are revealed to the world when the stranded group is rescued.

Spokesman for Jonathan Lane. He put a tremendous amount of effort forth to do damage control after each of J.

Lane's father. While he is shown to care very much for his son, he is described as being an emotionally closed-off father, as well as being the only constant parent J.

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