It's horrible to go through all this plotting and have no one around to appreciate it.

Ingrid Thompson, known as the Detonator, was an Anarchist and an antagonist in Renegades.

Early Life

Ingrid was a long-time ally for the Anarchists and Nova, but that quickly changed when she realized Nova was becoming more loyal to the Renegades.


Book 1: Renegades

Book 2: Archenemies

Book 3: Supernova


Ingrid had dark brown skin and coiled black hair.

Her Detonator uniform consisted of tall boots, slim khaki pants, and a blue cropped top. She wore metallic blue armbands that spiraled from her shoulders to her wrists.


Shown in the books, Ingrid was a very ruthless person. She never gave anyone the pity they thought they deceived.  She was very impulsive and unpredictable. You could never guess what was going on inside her head. She was also a very dangerous person. Ingrid was shown to be very clever and intelligent. When coming up with a plan to pretend that Nova was dead so they would get off her case, we saw Ingrid planning non-stop over the plan. She took hard work and fought for everything she did. She was loyal to the Anarchists, and when she saw Nova's loyalty, she had no doubt in mind that they should kick off Nova from them. In her mind, if you weren't loyal to the Anarchists, she wouldn't be loyal to you. And this was proven when Ingrid was about to shoot Nova, but Nova ended up killing her instead.  [1]

Description by Marissa Meyer[2]

"As Detonator, Ingrid can create bombs out of thin air and is an explosives expert. Impulsive, ruthless, and volatile, Ingrid is extremely dangerous. You’d better be on her good side if you want to stay in one piece. In Ingrid’s opinion, the Anarchists have been too patient for too long. It’s time to wreak some havoc, and if you disagree, stay out of the way."


After blowing up the funhouse Nova shot Ingrid in the head while trying to maintain her cover. 

Powers and Abilities

  • Explosives: Ingrid had the gift of creating bombs out of nothing.[1]



Other Equipment



"I liked Nightmare. Always have. She was a lot like me in a lot of ways - always willing to do what had to be done. But I could see the writing on the wall. It was only a matter of time before she betrayed us, betrayed all of us."  -Ingrid Thompson, the Detonator, about Nova/Nightmare

Ingrid cared for Nova, but her primary alliance was with the Anarchists. When she saw that Nova's loyalty began to falter, she thought it would be better to get rid of her. Nova reminded Ingrid of herself, but in the end, that similarity was not enough to keep the two loyal to each other.



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