History Literature / Divergent

27th Jul '16 1:47:45 AM foxley
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* KangarooCourt: In ''Allegiant'', the defendants' guilt isn't the issue (the {{truth serum}} reveals that) but the judges are blatantly biased against them and show no mercy. All of them are shot immediately. This is why Tris decides to break Caleb out and flee the city.



%% * PleaseWakeUp: Tris in ''Divergent'' to [[spoiler:her mother]] mere moments after she dies. It's just one piece of her heart-breaking reaction. She briefly tries this with [[spoiler: Tori]] in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' but she has to flee soon afterwards.

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%% * PleaseWakeUp: Tris in ''Divergent'' to [[spoiler:her mother]] mere moments after she dies. It's just one piece of her heart-breaking reaction. She briefly tries this with [[spoiler: Tori]] in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' but she has to flee soon afterwards.
26th Jul '16 4:55:39 PM Fireblood
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* KangarooCourt: In the film version of ''Allegiant'', the defendants' guilt isn't the issue (the {{truth serum}} reveals that) but the judges are blatantly biased against them and show no mercy. All of them are shot immediately. This is why Tris decides to break Caleb out and flee the city.
18th Jul '16 4:11:04 AM fearlessnikki
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** Four decided to call himself Four because [[spoiler:he only has four fears in the fear landscape. His original name was Tobias, but as he was abused by his father that's also one reason he wanted to abandon that identity]].

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** Four decided to call himself Four because [[spoiler:he only has four fears in the fear landscape. His original name was Tobias, but as he was abused by his father that's also one reason he wanted to abandon that identity]]. The prequel novella shows that the nickname was given to him by his Dauntless mentor - and that his using it is a mark of accepting kindness from someone else.


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* SevenDeadlySins: Present within the factions:
** Erudite represent '''Greed''' in their search for knowledge and their eventual seizing of power.
** Dauntless represent '''Lust''' in the form of adrenaline. They're reckless and will do anything for a high.
** Candor represent '''Wrath''' in the form of BrutalHonesty - telling the truth without regard for anyone's feelings.
** Amity represent '''Sloth''' as they try to stay neutral during the conflict, despite innocent people dying all around them.
** Abnegation represent '''Pride''' as they try to live without sin, which is itself a form of pride. Marcus Eaton in particular is very concerned with his public image.
** Factionless represent '''Envy''' as they resent being forced to live on the streets.
** The Bureau represent '''Gluttony''' as [[spoiler: the Faction system causes a huge waste of human life in their experiment to find 'Pure' beings]].
18th Jun '16 1:54:37 AM Dimas28
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** [[spoiler:The whole plot about the memory serum is actually moved to much earlier in the timeline. Because Nita's rebellion is adapted out, Four immediately goes to Chicago following the aforementioned village's rescue, and Tris gets to visit Chicago again (in the novel, she spends her entire time in the Bureau). The battle between the Allegiant and the factionless is thus expanded, not to mention furthering Evelyn's role (she's essentially relegated to the background until Four's visit in the novel, which happens much, much later). David also has a very direct role in the battle. How ''The Divergent Series: Ascendant'' is going to fill the rest of the book's events is yet to be seen, seeing that the only event left uncovered is Tris' death]].

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** [[spoiler:The whole plot about the memory serum is actually moved to much earlier in the timeline. Because Nita's rebellion is adapted out, Four immediately goes to Chicago following the aforementioned village's rescue, and Tris gets to visit Chicago again (in the novel, she spends her entire time in the Bureau). The battle between the Allegiant and the factionless is thus expanded, not to mention furthering Evelyn's role (she's essentially relegated to the background until Four's visit in the novel, which happens much, much later). David also has a very direct role in the battle. How ''The Divergent Series: Ascendant'' is going to fill the rest of the book's events is yet to be seen, seeing that the only event left uncovered is Tris' death]].



** Jeannine appears more often in the film version of ''Divergent'' than the book, where she is only mentioned most of the time.

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** Jeannine Jeanine appears more often in the film version of ''Divergent'' than the book, where she is only mentioned most of the time.



** [[spoiler:Tori's brother, George, and Four's mentor, Amar,]] do not appear in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''. However, since they figure little if at all in the book [[spoiler:(other than serving some TearJerker moments as Tori was killed just moments before, rendering her entire goal to take revenge a ShaggyDogStory)]], it does not greatly impact the plot.

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** [[spoiler:Tori's brother, George, and Four's mentor, Amar,]] do not appear in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''. However, since they figure little if at all in the book [[spoiler:(other than serving some TearJerker tear-jerking moments as Tori was killed just moments before, rendering her entire goal to take revenge a ShaggyDogStory)]], it does not greatly impact the plot.



* BigNo: Jeanine is a master of this. She says big nos when [[spoiler: Tris stops the simulation on Dauntless in ''Divergent'' and when Tris apparently dies during the attempt to open the simulation box in ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent''.]]
** [[spoiler: David utters a big one when Tris manages to prevent the memory serum from being completely released in Chicago in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''.]]



* CanonForeigner: A new character, Edgar, replaces the role that Edward (the Dauntless guy who is forced to go factionless in ''Divergent'') would take in ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' and beyond. [[spoiler:Unlike Edward, though, Edgar survives all the way to the middle of ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' (he's actually the one who kills Tori), while Edward dies just a few pages into ''Allegiant'']].

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* CanonForeigner: A new character, Edgar, replaces the role that Edward (the Dauntless guy who is forced to go factionless in ''Divergent'') would take in ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' and beyond. [[spoiler:Unlike Edward, though, Edgar survives all the way to the middle end of ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' (he's actually the one who kills Tori), while Edward dies just a few pages into ''Allegiant'']].


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* InNameOnly: The third film adaptation, ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' uses some elements and characters from the book it's based on, ''Allegiant'', as groundwork, but it otherwise has ''very'' different direction to the story it takes. Namely, it [[spoiler: skips a whole arc from the novel (Nita's rebellion), gives out the villain too early (David), modifies some backgrounds (Natalie didn't just come from the fringes; she's from another city entirely, an experimental one like Chicago to boot), and even makes up some elements that just weren't there in the novel (the City of Providence). It also has Evelyn and Johanna reconcile, Marcus having his memories erased, and the whole city knowing about the outside world before Tris is able to perform her HeroicSacrifice like she does in the novel. Essentially, it's a full adaptation of ''Allegiant'', but with a decidedly happy ending. It will be very interesting to see how ''Ascendant'' is going to continue where it left off.]]


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* MeaningfulEcho: In ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', "that's what you do for your family". [[spoiler: Tris initially says this as her reason for rescuing Caleb from the prison, though she says it so coldly, you might think she wants to punch him if she doesn't restrain herself. Later in the film, after Caleb helps point Tris to cancel the memory serum, he returns this response to her as his reason for helping her, in a warmer tone and without any hatred.]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: Peter [[spoiler: gets shot in the leg by Tris to shut him down and force him to help her stop the simulation serum. He doesn't bleed and turns up perfectly fine by the end of the rebellion with no indication of a limp at all.]]
** Similarly, in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', [[spoiler: Evelyn gets shot by Peter, again in the leg, so she can't intervene in the release of the memory serum. Barring some limp, she can function normally afterward, and by the ending, can walk unattended.]]


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Said ''word to word, sentence to sentence'' by [[spoiler: one of Evelyn's {{Mook}}, when he realizes that it's futile to go against Tris and Christina's drones in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''. He gets gunned down by Christina for his trouble.]]
30th May '16 2:27:55 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: [[spoiler:David]] being revealed as the true BigBad is a major shocking reveal in ''Allegiant'' and is kept secret until near the end; with most of the first part of the book focusing on [[spoiler:Nita's rebellion]]. However halfway through ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', [[spoiler:David's]] true persona is already unmasked and he spends the rest of the film as the main villain.

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** A meta example is Chicago itself. In the book, it is far bleaker and grimmer. WordOfGod is that the filmmakers wanted to play up the CrapsaccharineWorld trope - initially showing Chicago as a "communal utopia" before slowly revealing all the corruption underneath.
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** Jeannine appears more often in the film version of ''Divergent'' than the book, where she is only mentioned most of the time.
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[[spoiler:David]] being revealed as the true BigBad is a major shocking reveal in ''Allegiant'' and is kept secret until near the end; with most of the first part of the book focusing on [[spoiler:Nita's rebellion]]. However halfway through ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', [[spoiler:David's]] true persona is already unmasked and he spends the rest of the film as the main villain.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the first book, many Dauntless initiates miss the jump from the train and fall presumably to their deaths (or at least are left factionless). In the film, everyone makes the jump.
* TraumaticHaircut: Marcus Eaton in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' is shown in prison with his head now shaved, implying Evelyn had that done to him as soon as she took control.
* VagueAge: The book states that the initiates take their test when they're sixteen, and Four and Eric's generation are eighteen. They are played by late twenties actors, so their ages are left deliberately vague as a result.
27th May '16 12:43:21 AM Morgenthaler
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%% * BlondGuysAreEvil: Edgar, Edward's less sympathetic replacement, is a blond.
15th May '16 8:02:00 AM Anddrix
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* TwoPartTrilogy: A lot of readers feel the trilogy is one of these; the difference being that it's the ''third'' book, ''Allegiant'', that seems to feel out of sync with the other two, to its discredit alternating between two narrators where the first two books were told entirely in Tris's voice, ([[spoiler:Tobias actually concludes the narrative after Tris' death]]) sacrificing the narrative energy of the first two books for a lot of exposition which shouldn't really be necessary at that point. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/the-problem-with-divergent-is-allegiant-veronica-roth A piece]] in ''Buzzfeed'' when the first movie adaptation came out called it "listless, anti-climactic, and you really get the sense that Roth didn't know where she was going with the story," noting that the four top-rated reviews of the book on Amazon share this assessment. It's been suggested that Roth's publisher got her to lengthen the first book into enough for two; the producers of the films have announced they're splitting ''Allegiant'' into two (''Allegiant'' is coming out in 2016, and the final entry - called ''Ascendant'' - in 2017), suggesting they see the same problem.
15th May '16 7:30:15 AM eliaskelham
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* TwoPartTrilogy: A lot of readers feel the trilogy is one of these; the difference being that it's the ''third'' book, ''Allegiant'', that seems to feel out of sync with the other two, to its discredit alternating between two narrators where the first two books were told entirely in Tris's voice, ([[spoiler:Tobias actually concludes the narrative after Tris' death]]) sacrificing the narrative energy of the first two books for a lot of exposition which shouldn't really be necessary at that point. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/kateaurthur/the-problem-with-divergent-is-allegiant-veronica-roth A piece]] in ''Buzzfeed'' when the first movie adaptation came out called it "listless, anti-climactic, and you really get the sense that Roth didn't know where she was going with the story," noting that the four top-rated reviews of the book on Amazon share this assessment. It's been suggested that Roth's publisher got her to lengthen the first book into enough for two; the producers of the films have announced they're splitting ''Allegiant'' into two (''Allegiant'' is coming out in 2016, and the final entry - called ''Ascendant'' - in 2017), suggesting they see the same problem.
22nd Apr '16 8:01:32 AM Anddrix
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* HairContrastDuo: Jeanine the privileged Erudite leader has white-blonde hair. Evelyn the homeless factionless leader has dark brown hair. By ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', Evelyn is in this against Tris - whose honey-blonde hair contrasts her idealism with Evelyn's cynicism.



* TraumaticHaircut: Implied. In ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', we see Marcus Eaton in prison and his head is shaved.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Jeanine wears Erudite blue, but her outfits are of a brighter blue than the others. This is to show her privilege and status. This especially puts her in contrast to everyone else's more rough/casual clothes.
10th Apr '16 5:52:01 AM Anddrix
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* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: [[spoiler:David]] being revealed as the true BigBad is a major shocking reveal in ''Allegiant'' and is kept secret until near the end; with most of the first part of the book focusing on [[spoiler:Nita's rebellion]]. However halfway through ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', [[spoiler:David's]] true persona is already unmasked and he spends the rest of the film as the main villain.



* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler: David being revealed as the true BigBad is a major shocking reveal in the book and is kept secret until near the end; most of the first part of the book rather focus on Nita's rebellion, which would fit nicely in the adaptations. Yet his true persona is already unmasked halfway to ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' and he spends the film (and presumably also ''Ascendant'') as the main villain.]]
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