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Divergent is a young-adult dystopia series. An adaptation of the trilogy has also been developed, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.


In the future, the citizens of Chicago live in a society that is divided into five factions, each one meant to uphold a particular virtue of humanity: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). On a given day each year, all sixteen-year-olds take an aptitude test that will tell them which faction they are best suited for, after which they must decide whether to remain with their family or transfer to a new faction.

Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior was born into an Abnegation family, but selflessness has never come naturally to her like it does her brother, Caleb. She feels lonely and constricted by her environment and feels like she doesn't belong. When the time comes for Beatrice to take her aptitude test, the results are inconclusive: she doesn't fit neatly into any one faction; rather, she shows equal aptitude for three—Abnegation, Erudite and Dauntless. This makes her "divergent" and she is warned never to share this information with anyone for fear of her life.

On Choosing Day, much to her and her parents' surprise, Beatrice makes the decision to leave Abnegation and join Dauntless while her brother Caleb chooses Erudite. She immediately leaves to join her new faction and her new home. Beatrice, who then renames herself Tris, becomes good friends with fellow transfer initiates Christina, Al and Will. Another transfer initiate, Peter, quickly sets out to antagonize her as he does not believe Tris is good enough to be in Dauntless. She is also introduced to their instructor, Four, who explains that they must pass an initiation process before they are accepted as full-fledged Dauntless members. They must rank in the top ten at the end of initiation, or else they will be dismissed and become factionless.


Shailene Woodley as Tris Prior
Theo James as Tobias Eaton
Ansel Elgort as Caleb Prior
Miles Teller as Peter Hayes
Zoë Kravitz as Christina
Kelynan Lonsdale as Uriah Pedrad
Ray Stevenson as Marcus Eaton
Maggie Q as Tori Wu
Suki Waterhouse as Marlene
Rosa Salazar as Lynn
Kate Winslet as Jeanine Matthews
Jai Courtney as Eric
Ben Lamb as Edward
NA as Susan Black
NA as Robert Black
Ben Lloyd-Hughes as Will
Christian Madsen as Al
Amy Newbold as Molly Atwood
NA as Drew
NA as Myra
Ashley Judd as Natalie Prior
Tony Goldwin as Andrew Prior
Naomi Watts as Evelyn Johnson-Eaton
NA as Zeke Pedrad
NA as Shauna
Emjay Anthony as Hector
NA as Fernando



Fernina - the ship between Fernando and Christina
Fourtris - the ship between Tobias Eaton and Tris Prior
Myward - the ship between Myra and Edward
Petris - the ship between Peter Hayes and Tris Prior
Suleb - the ship between Susan Black and Caleb Prior
Tobina - the ship between Tobias Eaton and Christina
Treric - the ship between Tris Prior and Eric
Uris - the ship between Uriah Pedrad and Tris Prior
Urlene - the ship between Uriah Pedrad and Marlene
Willtina - the ship between Will and Christina
ZekeShauna - the ship between Zeke Pedrad and Shauna


Dreter - the ship between Drew and Peter Hayes
Erour - the ship between Eric and Tobias Eaton
Fouriah - the ship between Tobias Eaton and Uriah Pedrad


Beanine - the ship between Tris Prior and Jeanine Matthews
Marlynn - the ship between Marlene and Lynn
Tristina - the ship between Tris Prior and Christina


Frake - Tobias Eaton and cake



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