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-->''"One choice can transform you."''
-->''"One choice can destroy you."''
-->''"One choice will define you."''

'''''Divergent''''' is a YoungAdult {{dystopia}}n thriller trilogy (2011-2013) written by Veronica Roth, who was a mere 23 years old at the time of the first book's release.

In a dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a different personality trait:

* '''[[BrutalHonesty Candor]]''' values honesty, plain-speaking, and impartiality. Members are extremely social, tactless and see everything in black and white terms. They wear black and white. Most of the Candors work in law and civil administration.
* '''[[AllLovingHero Abnegation]]''' [[IncorruptiblePurePureness values selflessness and self-effacement]]. Members are sombre, reserved, trained to place themselves at the services of others at every possible opportunity, and bear any abuse from others with good grace. They wear gray. The leaders of the city are chosen exclusively from within [[PurityPersonified Abnegation as they are widely considered to be incorruptible.]]
* '''[[FearlessFool Dauntless]]''' values courage and fearlessness. Members are trained in combat and to suppress fear. They wear black. Most Dauntless work as police or as soldiers protecting the city walls.
* '''[[ActualPacifist Amity]]''' values peace and cooperation. Members are much more laid-back than the other factions. They wear bright colors, normally yellow and red. Most Amitys work in farming, and they use a notably different political structure from the rest of the city, as well as being located largely outside the walls.
* '''[[InsufferableGenius Erudite]]''' values intelligence and knowledge. Members are rigorously educated in science and elocution, and the faction's emphasis on reading is almost fetishistic. They wear blue. Most Erudites work in science and to maintain the city's technological infrastructure.

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, Jai Courtney, [[Film/XMenFirstClass Zoe Kravitz]], Ashley Judd, 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.
!!The Books:
* AbsurdlyYouthfulParents: Seems to be pretty heavily implied as the norm in ''Allegiant'', given that Natalie and Andrew [[spoiler:were together before they entered Abnegation together]], and that [[spoiler:the Bureau requires that all persons entering the experiment promise to have a minimum number of children to ensure the survival of their "corrected genes"]].
%% * ActionGirl: Tris and any other female Dauntless initiate. [[TrainingFromHell Or else.]]
* AfterTheEnd: The series is implied to be after a major war. [[spoiler:Subverted with ''Allegiant'' where its revealed that while there was a war, society is still somewhat intact with the US Government still existing but as a shadow of its former self. Though half the US population is dead, many of the Metro areas are filled with crime and fantastic racism. It's also revealed that Chicago is a closed off experiment, one of a few in the Midwest. Itís also implied that the west coast is either uninhabited or possibly isolated. (Itís not clear as the fringe groups don't go there because the terrain is too rough to traverse)]].
%% * AmbiguousDisorder: Fernando in ''Insurgent'', who seems to be ruled by logic more than the average Erudite.
%% * AmbitionIsEvil: The viewpoint held by Abnegation. This puts them at odds with Erudite.
* AncientConspiracy: [[spoiler:The Bureau, responsible for [[{{TheMasquerade}} the constructed, faction-based community in Chicago]] for at least eight generations]].
* AnyoneCanDie: The trilogy kills off major characters in every book, and the last book ''Allegiant'', kills off [[spoiler:Tris the main character]], which was shocking to the fandom. ''Allegiant'' is now regarded as one of the saddest YA books.
%% * AssholeVictim: Anytime something bad happens to Peter.
* AtrociousAlias: Molly nicknames herself "The Tank."
%% * AxCrazy:
%% ** Most of the Dauntless characters at the end, though [[spoiler:they were under mind control]].
%% ** [[spoiler: Except for [[JerkAss Peter]], who was awake during the simulation because the Erudite figured he was homicidal and wouldn't mind killing a few hundred people while awake.]]
* BadassCreed: The Dauntless manifesto from the extra materials.
--> We believe that peace is hard-won,
--> that sometimes it is necessary to fight for peace.
--> But more than that:
--> We believe that justice is more important than peace.
--> We believe in freedom from fear, in denying fear the power to influence our decisions.
--> We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.
--> We believe in acknowledging fear and the extent to which it rules us.
--> We believe in facing that fear no matter what the cost to our comfort, our happiness, or even our sanity.
--> We believe in shouting for those who can only whisper, in defending those who cannot defend themselves.
--> We believe, not just in bold words but in bold deeds to match them.
--> We believe that pain and death are better than cowardice and inaction because
--> We believe in action.
--> We do not believe in living comfortable lives.
--> We do not believe that silence is useful.
--> We do not believe in good manners.
--> We do not believe in empty heads, empty mouths, or empty hands.
--> We do not believe that learning to master violence encourages unnecessary violence.
--> We do not believe that we should be allowed to stand idly by.
--> We do not believe that any other virtue is more important than bravery.
%% * BattleCouple: [[spoiler: Tobias and Tris]].
* BigDamnHeroes:
** In ''Divergent'', [[spoiler:Tris's mother shows up to save her from being executed]].
** In ''Insurgent'', [[spoiler:Tobias leads a counter attack just as Tris is rebelling against her captors]].
%% ** Somewhat subverted in ''Insurgent'' when [[spoiler:Tris tries to save Jeanine from Tori]].
%% * BigBrotherIsWatching
* BittersweetEnding:
** In ''Divergent'', [[spoiler:Tris manages to stop the mind control device and rescues her boyfriend. Unfortunately, many members of Abnegation and Dauntless have been needlessly killed, both of Tris's parents (as well as Will) are dead, she has little chance of befriending Christina again, and Jeanine is still out there]].
** And ''Insurgent'', [[spoiler:Tris and Tobias have reconciled and they got the information, but Evelyn has staged her coup and Tris, Cara and Christine are seen as traitors]].
** And then we have ''Allegiant'': [[spoiler:Tobias negotiates a peaceful resolution between Evelyn and the Allegiant, Chicago rebuilds, and the Bureau are all mindwiped to no longer distinguish between GP and [=GDs=], but Tris dies]].
%% * BlatantLies: Peter, who is from ''Candor'', claims he is not murderous.
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:'''Inverted.''' ''Allegiant'' reveals that the Chicago walled community was an experiment to restore humanity back to normal after years of selective breeding caused what they considered to be "damaged genes" in humans, making them prone to certain vices and violence]].
%% * BrutalHonesty: The Candor faction is all about this.
* BuryYourGays:
** In ''Insurgent'', [[spoiler:Lynn comes out of the closet after being fatally wounded]].
%% ** In ''Allegiant'', played with in the case of [[spoiler:Amar, who admits to having had a crush on Tobias. Needless to say, Amar isn't nearly as dead as those in Dauntless believed him to be]].
* CataclysmBackstory: Of the "no one knows" variety, something has caused Chicago to isolate itself from the rest of the world, turning the society into the five virtue-based factions in the story.
%% * ChekhovsSkill: Tobias mentions early on that he is good with computers. Not surprisingly he uses this in the end.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: ''Insurgent'' ends with an epic one, with the revelation that [[spoiler:Chicago was walled off as part of an experiment to restore humanity to a war-torn world, and that once there are enough Divergent people among them then they should open the gates and reenter the wider world.]]
* ColdBloodedTorture:
** Tris quickly learns that people are more willing to share information after they've been shot.
%% ** Also used by the Erudite on [[spoiler:Tobias]]. Doesn't work until they [[spoiler:force him to watch Tris undergo the torture instead]].
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: It's very easy to tell who belongs to what faction based on their attire:
** Candor typically dresses in black and white, reflecting their [[BlackAndWhiteMorality mindset]].
** Abnegation dresses in grey, rag-like clothing, reflecting their humility and putting others before themselves.
** Amity dresses in bright colors, usually yellows and reds, reflecting their laid-back, free-spirited nature.
** Dauntless members can usually be spotted sporting black combat uniforms.
** Erudite dresses in blue formal attire befitting their intellectual nature.
** As expected, the Factionless subvert this trope; they dress in whatever they can get their hands on, and it's exactly this lack of uniformity that makes them so easy to tell apart from those in a Faction.
* CommonalityConnection: In ''Allegiant'', [[spoiler:Christina and Uriah become very close because both of them lost someone important to them]].
* CreepyCrows: As Tris goes into a simulation designed to emulate her fears she is attacked by a large number of crows. These turn out to be representative of something else as Four points out that she isn't really afraid of crows.
%% * DeathEqualsRedemption: Tris at first refuses to forgive [[spoiler: Al]], but she realizes she should have [[spoiler: after he kills himself]].
* DisapprovingLook: Beatrice mentions her brother has one that she's memorized.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** [[spoiler:Peter]] does whatever he can to get rid of potential rivals in the initiate ranking, from stabbing [[spoiler:Edward]] in the eye to trying to [[spoiler:throw Tris into the chasm]].
** Also Molly, who [[spoiler:feeds lies about Tris's father to Erudite]] because Tris beat her in a fight and ranked higher than her.
* {{Dystopia}}: The city of Chicago has split into five factions based on the virtue they believe needs to held up to stop society falling into ruin again. Everyone who turns sixteen must take a test to see which faction they best fit into, and those who fail the initiation or refuse to join become homeless. Anyone who is considered Divergent is hunted down for threatening the system.
%% * EvilutionaryBiologist: [[spoiler: The Bureau, or at least how they ended up. Which is ironic, considering they exist to correct the genetic manipulation done by a previous group of Evilutionary Biologists]].
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill:
** In this {{dystopia}}, teens are forced to take an aptitude test that matches them with a "faction": Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, or Erudite. The faction they choose, however, is where they end up for the rest of their lives. If they choose no faction, then they become factionless and are forced to be homeless. Also, if their test results do not match with any particular faction, then they are seen as Divergent, meaning they donít necessarily conform to the thought patterns of their respective factions and therefore can't be trusted.
** There are shades of this in Abnegation. Basically, any part of free will that serves the self is prohibited.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Edward]] is on the receiving end of one via a butter knife [[spoiler: [[{{DisproportionateRetribution}} because he ended up first on the initiate ranking]]. Peter does not like being in second place.]]
%% * FaceYourFears: A major component of Dauntless initiation.
%% * FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: George and Amar, done by The Bureau to protect them and bring them to the outside world]].
* FalseUtopia: Meta-Example, Veronica Roth has stated that she only realized after she had started writing that ''Divergent'' was her own personal utopia, and then later realized that her "utopia" was a horrible place to live.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: Invoked and lampshaded. When war breaks out, [[ActualPacifist the Amity sector]] is not given real guns, but stun guns that can just take people down.
* FamousLastWords:
** "Be brave, [[spoiler:Beatrice]]. I love you." [[spoiler:Natalie Prior]]
** "Thank you. For protecting [[spoiler:Caleb]]. [[spoiler:Beatrice]], I-" [[spoiler:Andrew Prior]]
** "Release me. Or I will order my guards to fire." [[spoiler:Max]]
** "What, afraid the Dauntless are going to change their minds about you? Realize that even though you've only got four fears, youíre still a coward?" [[spoiler:Eric]]
** "Thatís right! It is on that computer, [[spoiler:Beatrice]], and only I can locate it. If you donít help me survive this, it will die with me." [[spoiler:Jeanine Matthews]]
** "I didn't come here to steal anything, [[spoiler:David]]." [[spoiler:Beatrice "Tris" Prior]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: Becoming factionless, who live in poverty and are ostracized, is considered this by most of the characters. [[spoiler:Subverted in ''Insurgent'', when Tris gets to interact with them]].
%% * FantasticCasteSystem
%% * FinalSolution: [[This is how Erudite attempt to get rid of the Abnegation in the first book. They fail]].
* {{Foil}}:
** Eric and Four. The former preaches all-out combat with no mercy rules, while the latter preaches fair fights with protective rules.
%% ** Many of the factions serve as this to one another. Amity vs Dauntless seems obvious, (peace vs war,) but Candor isn't too fond of Amity either, as the believe Amity would lie to keep the peace.
* FollowTheLeader: Follows the success of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', being a YoungAdult {{Dystopia}} novel with a female lead and an emphasis on romance. Also holds to a similar structure: 16-year old ActionGirl protagonist, present-tense first-person narration, love interest (though a surprising lack of a love triangle), and angst. The novels also have covers featuring circular emblems reminiscent of the Mockingjay pin.
%% * GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Does this for Tobias in ''Allegiant''.
* GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul: In ''Insurgent'', we learn that one of the reasons members of the Amity faction stay so calm and happy is regular doses of a calming drug. After getting into a fight with Peter in Amity, Tris is given the drug, but because of her slight build, it has a stronger effect, temporarily blissing her out. Also, [[spoiler:the entire Amity compound's food supply (specifically the bread) is infused with small amounts of it]].
%% * GreyAndGrayMorality: Nobody's motives are purely evil or purely good. Candor tends to view everything in terms of BlackAndWhiteMorality, but Tris realizes that this is not the case.
* HeroicBSOD: In ''Allegiant'', after [[spoiler:Tobias]] finds out [[spoiler:that Tris is dead]], all he can do is stand still and say nothing.
* HiddenPurposeTest: The aptitude test. Tris mentions that students don't even know what the test entails, and Tori informs Tris that she cannot tell her what's going to happen during it.
* HopeSpot: In ''Allegiant'', [[spoiler:just when it looks like Tris is going to shrug off the death serum and survive, David fatally shoots her. She still manages to get her HeroicSacrifice off, though]].
* HufflepuffHouse:
** From all of the factions, Amity gets the least mentioned in ''Divergent''. None of the transfer to Dauntless are from it (one tried, but chickened out of the initiation almost immediately), and only one named character is a member of it. They have a slightly more important role in ''Insurgent''.
** Candor also has a minor role in ''Divergent'', although they also get elevated in ''Insurgent''.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The names of the first two books end in 'gent'. Subverted by the last book which ends in 'giant', but is pronounced the same way.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Said word-for-word in ''Divergent'' when Tris [[spoiler:confronts Tobias while he's under the effects of a mind-controlling serum]].
* ILetGwenStacyDie:
** [[spoiler:After Tris shoots a brainwashed Will to defend herself in ''Divergent'', she angsts about his death for the rest of the series after it happens, and never fully forgives herself]].
** [[spoiler:Uriah slips into a coma, brain damaged beyond hope after being caught in the rebellion attack in ''Allegiant''. Four blames himself, since he participated in the attack, and like Tris with Will he never really lets go of his guilt]].
%% * InsufferableGenius: Erudite in general, and their leader, Jeanine.
* IOweYouMyLife: [[spoiler:Why Peter saves Tris' life]] in ''Insurgent''. He claims to only think in term of debts, and couldn't conceive of doing anything for someone unless it was to get them to owe you a favour.
* {{Irony}}: Jeanine is convinced that Divergents threaten society. [[spoiler:As it turns out, Divergents were the ''point'' of this particular society's creation in the first place]].
* JerkAss:
** Peter. He goes out of his way to make Tris's life miserable, from throwing petty insults to outright [[spoiler: sexually assaulting her and [[DisproportionateRetribution trying to kill her]]]].
** Molly. To get back at Tris for wounding her pride, she [[spoiler: feeds lies to the Erudite about Tris's father and Abnegation]].
%% ** With his extreme teaching methods [[spoiler:and betrayal]] Eric is this.
%% ** Jeanine.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:The serum associated with the Abnegation can erase memories]].
%% * LivingLieDetector: Some people from the Candor faction. Tris is worried that Christina, who transferred from Candor, will be able to tell that Tris [[spoiler: killed Will, Christina's boyfriend]].
* MeaningfulEcho:
** In ''Divergent'', Tobias is [[spoiler:mindcontrolled into attacking]] Tris. She thinks that her [[spoiler: IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight]] is failing, and prepares herself to [[spoiler:die.]]
-->''Can I be forgiven for all I've done to get here?''
-->''I don't know. I don't know.''
** Then in ''Allegiant'', Tris prepares for her [[spoiler: [[TheHeroDies real]] HeroicSacrifice]].
-->''Can I be forgiven for all I've done to get here?''
-->''I want to be.''
-->''I can.''
-->''I believe it.''
* MeaningfulRename: This is significant as characters changed their names to abandon their old faction identity:
** The main character Beatrice becomes known as Tris instead of Beatrice. While this is a nickname, it's meaningful because it is significant in the character adopting a Dauntless rather than Abnegation identity.
** 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]].
* MilitaryCoup: In ''Insurgent'', [[spoiler:Evelyn ensures that the Factionless are armed and leads an insurrection, becoming the de facto new leader of the Chicago walled community]].
* MindControlDevice: [[spoiler:The "tracking" chips placed in every Dauntless member controls them and ultimately leads to the Dauntless members, aside from Divergents, being controlled into attacking Abnegation]].
%% * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Tris reacts this way [[spoiler:after Al commits suicide as a result of her refusing to forgive him]].
%% * NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Part of the Dauntless initiate training. Peter utterly serves Tris in one fight, but Tris delivers total ownage to Molly in another.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname:
** Tris and Four - Beatrice and [[spoiler:Tobias]] are their real names, respectively.
** Nita from ''Allegiant''. Her full name is Juanita.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: In ''Divergent'' it is implied that the Abnegation faction (a faction of society that lives much like the Amish) is the only section of society that still believes in God. However, ''Insurgent'' shows that the Amity Faction practices some sort of naturalistic religion.
* TheOutsideWorld: Tris finds the world beyond Abnegation to be completely different from her previous life of selflessness. Further and farther, the Outside world of Chicago offers a crumbling cityscape.
* ThePowerOfLove: In ''Divergent'', [[spoiler:Tobias, under Jeanine's mind-control, becomes horribly close to shooting Tris, but the sound of Tris's voice makes him snap out of it]].
* PretendToBeBrainwashed: Comes up in ''Divergent'', where the Dauntless faction is mind-controlled into attacking Abnegation. The Divergent are resistant to this; Tris and Four blend in while another Divergent, not knowing what is going on, is shot dead.
%% * ThePsychoRangers: [[AxCrazy Peter]], [[ManipulativeBitch Molly]] and [[YesMan Drew]].
%% * RedShirt: In ''Insurgent'': [[spoiler:Fernando.]]
* ScienceIsBad: In the first two books of the series, most of the bad guys come from the Erudite faction, the faction for scientists and knowledge-seekers. Many of the Erudite characters that we see are villainous [[spoiler:even Caleb turns out to be a traitor]]. Most of the bad things that happen in ''Divergent'' and ''Insurgent'' (e.g. the Abnegation Genocide) are a result of the devious scheming of the Erudite leadership, and it's implied they have a hand in corrupting members from other factions to their cause. [[http://veronicarothbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/on-erudite-anti-intellectualism-and.html Even the author admits her book's anti-intellectual slant, though she has rightly pointed out that her portrayal of the Erudite became more nuanced, and even positive as the series went on]].
* ShootTheDog: In ''Divergent'', [[spoiler:Tris has no choice but to shoot Will, who, under mind control, was trying to kill her]].
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Intentionally invoked by the intellectual Erudite. PurelyAestheticGlasses are part of their "uniform."
%% * TheSociopath: [[JerkAss Peter]], [[EvilGenius Eric]], and [[BigBad Jeanine]] all have shades of this, but we see the most of Peter.
%% * TheSpartanWay: Dauntless initiate training. From [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown fights]] to knife-throwing to fear simulations, it's not pleasant.
%% * TheSpock: What the Erudite aim for, especially Jeanine.
* TearsOfRemorse: In ''Divergent'', [[spoiler:after Al almost kills Tris, she next sees him bawling his eyes out with regret]].
%% * TraumaCongaLine: From the ending of the first book onwards, almost every character crosses this.
* TruthSerums: The serum associated with the Candor faction is, of course, truth serum, used for trials, interrogations, and Candor initiation.
* 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 ó 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.
* UrbanSegregation: Chicago is split up in five factions and five corresponding living areas - with the slums left for the [[CrazyHomelessPeople Factionless]].
* VigilanteExecution: In ''Insurgent'', [[spoiler:the Candor Court decided to spare Ericís life, but Dauntless decides, on its own, to kill him for his crimes, and the execution is performed by them. So technically, may count as a subversion, since Eric ''was'' a Dauntless]].
%% * VillainousValor: [[spoiler: ''Jeanine'': (with a knife to her throat as Tris tries to make her shut off the mind-control program) I admire that you're willing to die for what you believe. So am I.]]
%% * VirtualRealityInterrogation: Jeanine tries this in ''Insurgent''.
* WhatTheHellHero:
** In ''Divergent'', Tris's dad calls her out for [[spoiler: shooting Peter in the arm.]] Though she points out that, despite being Dauntless, he is cowardly and borderline psychopathic and lives depended on it. She knows he will give in quickly once he is in pain.
** In ''Insurgent'', Tobias calls out Tris multiple times of being suicidal. In return, Tris calls out Tobias for being a hypocrite. He tells her that she's strong enough to take her scolding, but still tries to "protect" her. He insists she be open and honest with him, while still insisting on the right to keep his own secrets. He says he trusts her perceptiveness, but refuses to listen to her warnings about people ''repeatedly''. Thankfully, the both of them get better. Eventually.
* WorthyOpponent: In ''Insurgent'', Tris might be the enemy, but the Dauntless will still honor her for [[spoiler: walking to her execution]].
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: When Tris loses control and beats Molly bloody during their fight during testing, Eric congratulates her. She decides that she doesn't want to be congratulated for something like that by someone like him.
%% * YourMindMakesItReal: [[spoiler:The second round of testing]] consists of this.
* YouWouldntShootMe:
** In ''Divergent'', [[spoiler:Tris shoots both Peter and Eric, but they doubt she'd do it since she's a Stiff. Both end in [[{{OnlyAFleshWound}} some non-fatal injury.]]]]
%% ** During the events of ''Insurgent'', [[spoiler:Tris injures Eric again, this time with a knife]].

!! The Films:
* AdaptationalAttractiveness:
** In the novel Tris is described as average looking, with a long nose. In the movie she is played by the gorgeous Creator/ShaileneWoodley.
** In the book, Eric is described as having a frightening and repugnant appearance. In the film, he certainly still has an intimidating presence, but is actually pretty good looking.
* AndStarring:
** The first two movies have "and Creator/KateWinslet".
** ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'' also has "With Creator/NaomiWatts".
%% * TheFilmOfTheBook
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the early scenes of ''The Divergent Series: Insurgent'', Tris is told that to be a member of Amity means forgiving others and yourself. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, she passes the Amity simulation by declaring that even if no one else forgives her for what she's done, she will forgive herself.]]
* FollowTheLeader: The film is one of the many film adaptations of YoungAdult books with dystopian settings, spawned from the success of ''Film/TheHungerGames''.
* IronicEcho: The film has Jeanine explain to Tris why Divergents must be eliminated. During this explanation, she says "I must admit, there is a certain beauty to your resistance." After [[spoiler:using Jeanine's own brainwashing drug to force Jeanine to shut down her scheme]], Tris returns the line to her.
%% * PleaseWakeUp: Tris in the movie to [[spoiler:her mother]] mere moments after she dies. It's just one piece of her heart-breaking reaction.