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Sister Ingalls
Sister
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Season(s)
S1 - S2
Episode count
17
Flashback episode(s)

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Sister Ingalls
Gender
Female
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Status
Alive
Offense
Trespassing on Nuclear Facility
Occupation
Nun
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Sister Jane Ingalls is an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary. Her character is based on real-life pacifist nun Sister Ardeth Platte . She is portrayed by actress Beth Fowler.

OverviewEdit

Sister Ingalls joined a convent as a young woman in the 1960s. Though dedicated to her service to the church, even then she is shown as having an open interpretation of her faith; going so far as to ask an older Sister when God would speak to her, as she had never felt his presence before.

She if first introduced to the pascifist movement when overhearing two fellow young nuns speaking about a rally in Washington DC to protest the Vietnam War. The three attend the rally, but are chastised for leaving the convent without permission. Sister Ingalls claims she "fell in with the bad nuns" and it helped to shape her personal views. 

Continuing her work, Sister Ingalls became a very prolific activist. At some point, she published a ghost-written book called "Nun Shall Pass", that detailed her work and her views on faith and religion. It was after this that she lost support of the church and faced excommunication. 

She is eventually arrested and incarcerated for handcuffing herself to a flagpole at a nuclear testing facility as a form of protest.

PersonalityEdit

While, on the surface, she comes off as mature and rigid, Sister Ingalls is a very kind, well spoken, and accepting individual. She has an upbeat personality, good sense of humor while in prison; however, Ingalls's flashbacks reveal a self centered narcissist, who is a limelight junkie, abusing her position in a crusade of self promotion.

Season two presents a far more sinister (and human) background for Ingalls, who is revealed to be severely flawed. The self interested nature that is revealed in flashbacks grounds the former nun and adds additional dimensions to a somewhat flat character. Ingalls's motives are questionable and she becomes a far more dynamic character through these revelations, in line with her fellow inmates.

Sister Ingalls is still religious, often using scripture and religious ideology when giving advice to other inmates. However, her interpretations of faith and dedication are not always in harmony with the church. As such, she is quoted as considering herself more of the Pope's "homie" than his "bitch". Yet she does not reveal her excommunication to other prisoners

She has a very open attitude, and tends to get along with people of all beliefs and backgrounds, as evidenced by her supportive friendship with fellow inmate Sophia Burset. Because of their religious differences, she is not well-liked by Pennsatucky, who became very religious after her incarceration. 

Physical AppearanceEdit

Sister Ingalls has short, red hair and no obvious makeup, obeying Litchfield's regulations. She is seen more often with a religious medal than a cross, congruent with her Catholic faith.

RelationshipsEdit

FriendsEdit

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Memorable QuotesEdit

"She married a man with a penis, I assume because she wanted to use it occasionally."
— Sister Ingalls
"Inside, you already have the PlayBoy body."
— Sister Ingalls
"I've masturbated."
— Sister Ingalls

Appearances Edit

Season 1 Appearances
"I Wasn't Ready" "Tit Punch" "Lesbian Request Denied" "Imaginary Enemies" "The Chickening"
"WAC Pack" "Blood Donut" "Moscow Mule" "Fucksgiving" "Bora Bora Bora"
"Tall Men with Feelings" "Fool Me Once" "Can't Fix Crazy"
 
Season 2 Appearances
"Thirsty Bird" "Looks Blue, Tastes Red" "Hugs Can Be Deceiving" "A Whole Other Hole" "Low Self Esteem City"
"You Also Have a Pizza" "Comic Sans" "Appropriately Sized Pots" "40 OZ of Furlough" "Little Moustachioed Shit"
"Take a Break From Your Values" "It Was The Change" "We Have Manners. We're Polite."

GalleryEdit

Season 1Edit

"I Wasn't Ready"

OthersEdit

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