- Will. For bonus points, keeps coming back over and over again.
- Tris's parents. Both sacrifice themselves for her
- Al's suicide.
- Tris's sacrifice.
- "Can I be forgiven for all I've done to get here? I want to be. I can. I believe it."
- Tobias's somber reflection after he comes to terms with Tris's death: "I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last."
- In Allegiant, Christina and Tris have a conversation in which they both agree that they'll always have each other, no matter what. And then, pages later, Tris dies.
- Tris killing Will and the aftermath depicted, with Tris' mother comforting her.
- The death of Tris' mother, full stop. Probably Shailene Woodley's best acting to date - try to hold in the waterworks as this heartbreaking scene unfolds.