History Literature / Divergent

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.
* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: AdaptationalEarlyAppearance:
** 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.]]
8th Apr '16 8:34:00 AM Anddrix
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Averted in ''Divergent'' - as it was shot almost entirely on location in Chicago. ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' and ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' were shot in Atlanta for the scenes outside Chicago.
7th Apr '16 11:40:13 AM Anddrix
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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 ''Film/TheDivergentSeriesInsurgent'' 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 ''Film/TheDivergentSeriesInsurgent'' ''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'']].
7th Apr '16 11:38:37 AM Anddrix
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%% * AdvertisedExtra: Octavia Spencer as Johanna in ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' - as she only appears at the start of the film. She has a bigger role in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''.



** And ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' adds Jeff Daniels to the mix.
* ArmourPiercingResponse: When Four guesses that Tris is a Divergent.

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%% ** And ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' adds Jeff Daniels to the mix.
* ArmourPiercingResponse: ArmorPiercingResponse: When Four guesses that Tris is a Divergent.



* BlondGuysAreEvil: Edgar, Edward's less sympathetic replacement, is a blond.

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%% * BlondGuysAreEvil: Edgar, Edward's less sympathetic replacement, is a blond.



** In ''Insurgent'' Jeanine's control room is made up of various shades of blue. The controls on the screen are orange.
** ''Allegiant'' does a similar thing where the screens of many of the machines are blue, and the text appears in orange.

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** In ''Insurgent'' ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' Jeanine's control room is made up of various shades of blue. The controls on the screen are orange.
** ''Allegiant'' ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' does a similar thing where the screens of many of the machines are blue, and the text appears in orange.



* DemotedToExtra: Christina starting in the ''Insurgent'' film. She spends most of the second act of the ''Allegiant'' in the background, but does at least feature in the climax.

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%% * DemotedToExtra: Christina starting in the ''Insurgent'' film. ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent''. She spends most of the second act of the ''Allegiant'' ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' in the background, but does at least feature in the climax.



** Tris's hair is used as a clock to symbolise her character development. When she is part of Abnegation, it's tied up in a modest bun. When she joins Dauntless, it's kept in a ponytail. It only comes down whenever she's at her most vulnerable (usually when she's alone with Four). In the ''Insurgent'' film she cuts it drastically short, showing how she's haunted by what's happened to her. She [[spoiler: forgives herself for everything]] at the end of the film, so it has grown longer by ''Allegiant'' to reflect this.
** Jeanine wears her hair down in the first film when she's merely a BitchInSheepsClothing. When she takes control in ''Insurgent'' she now wears her hair up.
** Natalie's hair was in a bun like Tris's at the start of the film. [[spoiler: When she pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment in the climax to rescue Tris]] her hair is now down.

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** Tris's hair is used as a clock to symbolise her character development. When In ''Divergent'', when she is part of Abnegation, it's tied up in a modest bun. When she joins Dauntless, it's kept in a ponytail. It only comes down whenever she's at her most vulnerable (usually when she's alone with Four). In the ''Insurgent'' film ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' she cuts it drastically short, showing how she's haunted by what's happened to her. She [[spoiler: forgives [[spoiler:forgives herself for everything]] at the end of the film, so it has grown longer by ''Allegiant'' ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' to reflect this.
** Jeanine wears her hair down in the first film ''Divergent'' when she's merely a BitchInSheepsClothing. When she takes control in ''Insurgent'' ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' she now wears her hair up.
** Natalie's hair was in a bun like Tris's at the start of the film. [[spoiler: When ''Divergent''. [[spoiler:When she pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment in the climax to rescue Tris]] her hair is now down.



* HairContrastDuo: Jeanine the privileged Erudite leader has white-blonde hair. Evelyn the homeless factionless leader has dark brown hair. By the ''Allegiant'' film, Evelyn is in this against Tris - whose honey-blonde hair contrasts her idealism with Evelyn's cynicism.

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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 ''Allegiant'' film, ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', Evelyn is in this against Tris - whose honey-blonde hair contrasts her idealism with Evelyn's cynicism.



** When Tris shoots Peter to get information, Marcus asks "did you ''have'' to shoot him?" - which is very hypocritical coming from [[spoiler: the abusive father]].
** This is highlighted with Evelyn too. She claims that she fled Marcus because he was cruel and abusive, getting a very cold look from Tris because [[spoiler: she still abandoned her son]].
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Tori Wu is played by Maggie Q, whose Asian heritage is Vietnamese. No Vietnamese surname begins with a "W". Tori herself is implied to be a Chinese American ("Wu" is one of the most common Chinese surnames in the United States). Tori's last name is never given in the film and she's only credited by her first name, so a minor RaceLift could be the case.

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** When In ''Divergent'', when Tris shoots Peter to get information, Marcus asks "did you ''have'' to shoot him?" - which is very hypocritical coming from [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the abusive father]].
** This In ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', this is highlighted with Evelyn too. She claims that she fled Marcus because he was cruel and abusive, getting a very cold look from Tris because [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she still abandoned her son]].
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Tori Wu is played by Maggie Q, whose Asian heritage is Vietnamese. No Vietnamese surname begins with a "W". Tori herself is implied to be a Chinese American ("Wu" is one of the most common Chinese surnames in the United States). Tori's last name is never given in the film and she's only credited by her first name, so a minor RaceLift could be the case.



* PleaseWakeUp: Tris in the movie 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 ''Allegiant'' film but she has to flee soon afterwards.
* RememberTheNewGuy: A few characters who were in the first book but got left out of the film appear in ''Insurgent'' along with the rest of the Dauntless - such as Uriah and Marlene. As the first film mainly focused on Tris and her three friends, we can assume they were there but we just didn't see them.
* TraumaticHaircut: Implied. In the ''Allegiant'' film, we see Marcus Eaton in prison and his head is shaved.

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%% * PleaseWakeUp: Tris in the movie ''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 ''Allegiant'' film ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' but she has to flee soon afterwards.
* RememberTheNewGuy: A few characters who were in the first book but got left out of the film - such as Uriah and Marlene, appear in ''Insurgent'' ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' along with the rest of the Dauntless - such as Uriah and Marlene.Dauntless. As the first film mainly focused on Tris and her three friends, we can assume they were there but we just didn't see them.
* TraumaticHaircut: Implied. In the ''Allegiant'' film, ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', we see Marcus Eaton in prison and his head is shaved.
7th Apr '16 9:11:03 AM fearlessnikki
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%% * AdvertisedExtra: Octavia Spencer as Johanna in ''Insurgent'' - as she only appears at the start of the film. She has a bigger role in ''Allegiant''.



* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: In ''Insurgent'', [[spoiler:Tori, one of Tris' friends, kills Jeanine near the end of the novel to avenge her brother]]. In its film adaptation, [[spoiler:it's instead Evelyn who does the job, likely to foreshadow the fact that she is much crueler than she appears to be]].

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* ArmourPiercingResponse: When Four guesses that Tris is a Divergent.
--> '''Tris:''' Neither am I [going to pass the final test].
--> '''Four:''' Why do you say that?
--> ''beat''
--> '''Tris:''' You know why. And as soon as the others find out, they're gonna kill me.
--> '''Four:''' I am not going to let that happen.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: In ''Insurgent'', [[spoiler:Tori, one of Tris' friends, kills Jeanine near the end of the novel to avenge her brother]]. In its film adaptation, [[spoiler:it's instead Evelyn who does the job, likely to foreshadow the fact that she is much crueler crueller than she appears to be]].be]].
* BlondGuysAreEvil: Edgar, Edward's less sympathetic replacement, is a blond.
* BlueAndOrangeContrast:
** In ''Divergent'' the orange is dominant during the fear simulations, with blue in the background. This is reversed at the test, where blue is dominant and orange is in the background.
** In ''Insurgent'' Jeanine's control room is made up of various shades of blue. The controls on the screen are orange.
** ''Allegiant'' does a similar thing where the screens of many of the machines are blue, and the text appears in orange.



%% * DemotedToExtra: Christina in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''.

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%% * DemotedToExtra: Christina starting in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant''.the ''Insurgent'' film. She spends most of the second act of the ''Allegiant'' in the background, but does at least feature in the climax.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange:
** Tris's hair is used as a clock to symbolise her character development. When she is part of Abnegation, it's tied up in a modest bun. When she joins Dauntless, it's kept in a ponytail. It only comes down whenever she's at her most vulnerable (usually when she's alone with Four). In the ''Insurgent'' film she cuts it drastically short, showing how she's haunted by what's happened to her. She [[spoiler: forgives herself for everything]] at the end of the film, so it has grown longer by ''Allegiant'' to reflect this.
** Jeanine wears her hair down in the first film when she's merely a BitchInSheepsClothing. When she takes control in ''Insurgent'' she now wears her hair up.
** Natalie's hair was in a bun like Tris's at the start of the film. [[spoiler: When she pulls a BigDamnHeroes moment in the climax to rescue Tris]] her hair is now down.



* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Tori Wu is played by Maggie Q, whose Asian heritage is Vietnamese. No Vietnamese surname begins with a "W". Tori herself is implied to be a Chinese American ("Wu" is one of the most common Chinese surnames in the United States).

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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 ''Allegiant'' film, Evelyn is in this against Tris - whose honey-blonde hair contrasts her idealism with Evelyn's cynicism.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** When Tris shoots Peter to get information, Marcus asks "did you ''have'' to shoot him?" - which is very hypocritical coming from [[spoiler: the abusive father]].
** This is highlighted with Evelyn too. She claims that she fled Marcus because he was cruel and abusive, getting a very cold look from Tris because [[spoiler: she still abandoned her son]].
* InterchangeableAsianCultures: Tori Wu is played by Maggie Q, whose Asian heritage is Vietnamese. No Vietnamese surname begins with a "W". Tori herself is implied to be a Chinese American ("Wu" is one of the most common Chinese surnames in the United States). Tori's last name is never given in the film and she's only credited by her first name, so a minor RaceLift could be the case.



%% * PleaseWakeUp: Tris in the movie to [[spoiler:her mother]] mere moments after she dies. It's just one piece of her heart-breaking reaction.

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%% * PleaseWakeUp: Tris in the movie 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 ''Allegiant'' film but she has to flee soon afterwards.
* RememberTheNewGuy: A few characters who were in the first book but got left out of the film appear in ''Insurgent'' along with the rest of the Dauntless - such as Uriah and Marlene. As the first film mainly focused on Tris and her three friends, we can assume they were there but we just didn't see them.
* TraumaticHaircut: Implied. In the ''Allegiant'' film, 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.
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