History Literature / Divergent

3rd Sep '17 9:08:00 PM KTera
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* CityInABottle: The people of Chicago, having resided there [[spoiler:for eight generations]] believe that Chicago is the last remaining bastion of humanity, and that what lies beyond the outer gates is desolate wasteland. [[spoiler:Averted in ''Allegiant'', when it's revealed that not only does Chicago is not the only bastion, the US government still exists, albeit as a FallenStatesOfAmerica. Half of the US population is dead, but other peoples still exist in other cities, some of which were also formerly used for experiments to produce more GP population. In fact, Tris' mother, Natalie was a refugee from one of those cities: Milwaukee]].

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* CityInABottle: The people of Chicago, having resided there [[spoiler:for eight generations]] believe that Chicago is the last remaining bastion of humanity, and that what lies beyond the outer gates is desolate wasteland. [[spoiler:Averted in ''Allegiant'', when it's revealed that not only does is Chicago is not the only bastion, the US government still exists, albeit as a FallenStatesOfAmerica. Half of the US population is dead, but other peoples still exist in other cities, some of which were also formerly used for experiments to produce more GP population. In fact, Tris' mother, Natalie was a refugee from one of those cities: Milwaukee]].
10th Jul '17 10:32:49 AM xcountryguy
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%% * CantKillYouStillNeedYou: This is the ''only'' reason that Tris spares [[spoiler: Peter]] at the end of ''Divergent'', although she does shoot him in the arm to make him cooperate.

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%% * CantKillYouStillNeedYou: This is the ''only'' reason that Tris spares [[spoiler: Peter]] [[spoiler:Peter]] at the end of ''Divergent'', although she does shoot him in the arm to make him cooperate.



* CityInABottle: The people of Chicago, having resided there [[spoiler: for eight generations]] believe that Chicago is the last remaining bastion of humanity, and that what lies beyond the outer gates is desolate wasteland. [[spoiler:Averted in ''Allegiant'', when it's revealed that not only does Chicago is not the only bastion, the US government still exists, albeit as a FallenStatesOfAmerica. Half of the US population is dead, but other peoples still exist in other cities, some of which were also formerly used for experiments to produce more GP population. In fact, Tris' mother, Natalie was a refugee from one of those cities: Milwaukee]].

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* CityInABottle: The people of Chicago, having resided there [[spoiler: for [[spoiler:for eight generations]] believe that Chicago is the last remaining bastion of humanity, and that what lies beyond the outer gates is desolate wasteland. [[spoiler:Averted in ''Allegiant'', when it's revealed that not only does Chicago is not the only bastion, the US government still exists, albeit as a FallenStatesOfAmerica. Half of the US population is dead, but other peoples still exist in other cities, some of which were also formerly used for experiments to produce more GP population. In fact, Tris' mother, Natalie was a refugee from one of those cities: Milwaukee]].



%% * FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: George and Amar, done by The Bureau to protect them and bring them to the outside world]].

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%% * FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: George [[spoiler:George and Amar, done by The Bureau to protect them and bring them to the outside world]].



** TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler: Caleb Prior who acts as TheMole for Jeanine in Tris' group.]]

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** TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler: Caleb [[spoiler:Caleb Prior who acts as TheMole for Jeanine in Tris' group.]]



** Molly. To get back at Tris for wounding her pride, she [[spoiler: feeds lies to the Erudite about Tris's father and Abnegation]].

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** Molly. To get back at Tris for wounding her pride, she [[spoiler: feeds [[spoiler:feeds lies to the Erudite about Tris's father and Abnegation]].



** Finally, in ''Allegiant'', she learns that [[spoiler: Chicago is not the entire world; there's much, ''much'' more beyond that. She also learns why the mindset of the Chicago population is engineered to think that they are isolated from the outside world: [[GovernmentConspiracy they're being used in an experimental project sanctioned by the US government.]]]]
* PartingWordsRegret: The last thing that Tris says to [[spoiler:Al]] is that [[spoiler: if he comes near her again, she'll kill him]]. He [[spoiler:commits suicide the evening after]], and Tris wonders if she was too hard on him.

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** Finally, in ''Allegiant'', she learns that [[spoiler: Chicago [[spoiler:Chicago is not the entire world; there's much, ''much'' more beyond that. She also learns why the mindset of the Chicago population is engineered to think that they are isolated from the outside world: [[GovernmentConspiracy they're being used in an experimental project sanctioned by the US government.]]]]
* PartingWordsRegret: The last thing that Tris says to [[spoiler:Al]] is that [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if he comes near her again, she'll kill him]]. He [[spoiler:commits suicide the evening after]], and Tris wonders if she was too hard on him.



* RejectedApology: Al is bawling when he attempts to apologize to [[spoiler: Tris for assisting in an attempt on her life, after she ranked first]]. She says that [[spoiler:if he ever comes near her again, she'll kill him]].

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* RejectedApology: Al is bawling when he attempts to apologize to [[spoiler: Tris [[spoiler:Tris for assisting in an attempt on her life, after she ranked first]]. She says that [[spoiler:if he ever comes near her again, she'll kill him]].



** The Bureau represent '''Gluttony''' as [[spoiler: the Faction system causes a huge waste of human life in their experiment to find 'Pure' beings]].

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** The Bureau represent '''Gluttony''' as [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Faction system causes a huge waste of human life in their experiment to find 'Pure' beings]].



*** {{Subverted|Trope}} when [[spoiler:Al commits suicide following Tris's]] RejectedApology. Four doesn't call [[spoiler:Tris]] out for that, since her anger is reasonable given the circumstances, though he does ask if her anger at [[spoiler: Al is useful after his death]] but for sticking out like a sore thumb and risking trouble.

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*** {{Subverted|Trope}} when [[spoiler:Al commits suicide following Tris's]] RejectedApology. Four doesn't call [[spoiler:Tris]] out for that, since her anger is reasonable given the circumstances, though he does ask if her anger at [[spoiler: Al [[spoiler:Al is useful after his death]] but for sticking out like a sore thumb and risking trouble.



* 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''.]]

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* BigNo: Jeanine is a master of this. She says big nos when [[spoiler: Tris [[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 [[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''.]]



* 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), reveals David as the villain much earlier, 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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* 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 [[spoiler:skips a whole arc from the novel (Nita's rebellion), reveals David as the villain much earlier, 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.]]



** 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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** Peter [[spoiler: gets [[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 [[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.]]



* 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]] [[spoiler:Tori]] in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' but she has to flee soon afterwards.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Said ''word to word, sentence to sentence'' by [[spoiler: one of Evelyn's {{Mooks}}, 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.]]
* SignificantWardrobeShift: Tris starts wearing white in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' when she works closely with David. [[spoiler: After discovering that he's the villain, she switches back to her old gear]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Said ''word to word, sentence to sentence'' by [[spoiler: one [[spoiler:one of Evelyn's {{Mooks}}, 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.]]
* SignificantWardrobeShift: Tris starts wearing white in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' when she works closely with David. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After discovering that he's the villain, she switches back to her old gear]].
25th Jun '17 1:43:40 PM fearlessnikki
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: In ''Insurgent'', Evelyn doesn't look remotely old enough to be Four's mother. Naomi Watts is sixteen years older than Theo James, so their parental relationship in the movie is biologically possible, but the makeup and lighting departments did a damn good job at making her look as old as him, tops.

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: In ''Insurgent'', Evelyn doesn't look remotely old enough to be Four's mother. Naomi Watts is sixteen years older than Theo James, so their parental relationship in the movie is biologically possible, but the makeup and lighting departments did a damn good job at making her look as old as him, tops. Evelyn does at least say she was "very young" when she ran away.


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* PetTheDog: Molly gets a moment like this in the first film, congratulating Tris on standing up to Eric.


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* RageAgainstTheReflection: The Amity simulation in ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' is Tris fighting a double of herself.


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* SignificantWardrobeShift: Tris starts wearing white in ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' when she works closely with David. [[spoiler: After discovering that he's the villain, she switches back to her old gear]].
24th May '17 1:26:35 PM papyru30
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* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Jeanine Matthews the Erudite leader who wants to wipe out all Divergent.
** TheDragon: Max the man in charge of Dauntless that join Jeanine's side and the one that acts as her spokesman to Candor.
** TheEvilGenius: [[spoiler: Caleb Prior who acts as TheMole for Jeanine in Tris' group.]]
** TheBrute: Eric who is more AxCrazy than the others.
** TheDarkChick: Peter, a Dauntless initiate who was chosen to act as a guard inside the compound and later is in charge of guarding Tris.
13th Mar '17 6:57:22 PM talewind
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The movie adaptation of the first book was released on March 21, 2014. It stars Creator/ShaileneWoodley, Theo James, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/JaiCourtney, Creator/ZoeKravitz, Ashley Judd, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MilesTeller, Creator/AnselElgort, Creator/RayStevenson, [[Film/EightMile Mekhi Phifer]] and Creator/MaggieQ. The movie adaptation of the second book, ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', was released on March 20, 2015. The third novel will be divided into two adaptations, with the first part ''Allegiant'' slated for a 2016 release and the second part ''Ascendant'' for a 2017 release.

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The movie adaptation of the first book was released on March 21, 2014. It stars Creator/ShaileneWoodley, Theo James, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/JaiCourtney, Creator/ZoeKravitz, Ashley Judd, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MilesTeller, Creator/AnselElgort, Creator/RayStevenson, [[Film/EightMile Mekhi Phifer]] and Creator/MaggieQ. The movie adaptation of the second book, ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', was released on March 20, 2015. The third novel will be was divided into two adaptations, with the adaptations--the first part ''Allegiant'' part, ''The Divergent Series: Allegiant'', was released on March 18, 2016; the second part, ''Ascendant'', was slated for a 2016 release and the second part ''Ascendant'' for a 2017 release.release, but ''Allegiant'''s underperformance in sales and critical response threw it into DevelopmentHell.
28th Feb '17 10:48:25 PM Sumatris
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: In ''Insurgent'', Evelyn doesn't look remotely old enough to be Four's mother. Naomi Watts is sixteen years older than Theo James, so their parental relationship in the movie is biologically possible, but the makeup and lighting departments did a damn good job at making her look as old as him, tops.
19th Feb '17 9:25:02 PM pepsimax
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The movie adaptation of the first book was released on March 21, 2014. It stars Creator/ShaileneWoodley, Theo James, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/JaiCourtney, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Zoe Kravitz]], Ashley Judd, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MilesTeller, Creator/AnselElgort, Creator/RayStevenson, [[Film/EightMile Mekhi Phifer]] and Creator/MaggieQ. The movie adaptation of the second book, ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', was released on March 20, 2015. The third novel will be divided into two adaptations, with the first part ''Allegiant'' slated for a 2016 release and the second part ''Ascendant'' for a 2017 release.

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The movie adaptation of the first book was released on March 21, 2014. It stars Creator/ShaileneWoodley, Theo James, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/JaiCourtney, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Zoe Kravitz]], Creator/ZoeKravitz, Ashley Judd, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MilesTeller, Creator/AnselElgort, Creator/RayStevenson, [[Film/EightMile Mekhi Phifer]] and Creator/MaggieQ. The movie adaptation of the second book, ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', was released on March 20, 2015. The third novel will be divided into two adaptations, with the first part ''Allegiant'' slated for a 2016 release and the second part ''Ascendant'' for a 2017 release.
26th Nov '16 11:30:05 PM The12thDoctor
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->''Every time I think about the word "Divergent", I hear Tori's warning—and now my mother's warning too.'' '''''Don't tell anyone. Dangerous'''''''.''






Every year, sixteen-year olds must select a faction to be a member of for the rest of their life, lest they become [[CrazyHomelessPeople factionless]].

Beatrice grew up in Abnegation, unable to think of herself. But when she takes an aptitude test to decide what faction she fits in the most, her result is that she is a Divergent, qualifying for more than one faction. Therefore, she rejects her heritage and joins Dauntless, renaming herself Tris. As she takes the highly competitive initiation test, the conflict that threatens to rip apart the society gradually unravels before her.

The second book in the trilogy, ''Insurgent'', was released on May 1, 2012. The third and final installment, ''Allegiant'' was released October 22, 2013.

There are also a series of four ebooks that show Four's story from his point of view: ''The Transfer'' (Sept 3, 2013), ''The Initiate'' (Dec 17, 2013), ''The Son'' (Jan 21, 2014), and ''The Traitor'' (Feb 11, 2014).

The movie adaptation of the first book was released on March 21, 2014. It stars Creator/ShaileneWoodley, Theo James, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/JaiCourtney, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Zoe Kravitz]], Ashley Judd, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MilesTeller, Creator/AnselElgort, Creator/RayStevenson, [[Film/EightMile Mekhi Phifer]] and Creator/MaggieQ.

''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', the movie adaptation of the second book was released on March 20, 2015. The third novel will be divided into two adaptations, with the first part ''Allegiant'' slated for a 2016 release and the second part ''Ascendant'' for a 2017 release.

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Every year, sixteen-year olds must select a faction to be a member of for the rest of their life, lest they become [[CrazyHomelessPeople factionless]].

factionless]]. Beatrice "Tris" Prior grew up in Abnegation, unable to think of herself. But when she takes an aptitude test to decide what faction she fits in the most, her result is that she is a Divergent, qualifying for more than one faction. Therefore, she rejects her heritage and joins Dauntless, renaming herself Tris. As she takes the highly competitive initiation test, the conflict that threatens to rip apart the society gradually unravels before her.

The second book in the trilogy, ''Insurgent'', was released on May 1, 2012. The third and final installment, ''Allegiant'' was released October 22, 2013.

2013. There are also a series of four ebooks that show Four's story from his point of view: ''The Transfer'' (Sept 3, 2013), ''The Initiate'' (Dec 17, 2013), ''The Son'' (Jan 21, 2014), and ''The Traitor'' (Feb 11, 2014).

2014), with these stories being collected in the book ''Four: A Divergent Collection'', released on July 8th, 2014.

The movie adaptation of the first book was released on March 21, 2014. It stars Creator/ShaileneWoodley, Theo James, Creator/KateWinslet, Creator/JaiCourtney, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Zoe Kravitz]], Ashley Judd, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/MilesTeller, Creator/AnselElgort, Creator/RayStevenson, [[Film/EightMile Mekhi Phifer]] and Creator/MaggieQ.

Creator/MaggieQ. The movie adaptation of the second book, ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', the movie adaptation of the second book was released on March 20, 2015. The third novel will be divided into two adaptations, with the first part ''Allegiant'' slated for a 2016 release and the second part ''Ascendant'' for a 2017 release.
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