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* BlueIsCalm: The Erudite faction is associated with the colour blue and each member must wear at least one article of blue clothing per day, as it is a "calming color that helps stimulate the brain".


* 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]].

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* 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.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20170613070752/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]].


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: It's very easy to tell who belongs to what faction based on their attire:

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: ColorCodedCastes: It's very easy to tell who belongs to what faction based on their attire:

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* ShamefulStrip: In ''Divergent'', after {{shower|Scene}}ing, Tris is trying to get dressed, but notices that she's beginning to develop muscles she never had before, and her clothes no longer fit. So she walks back to the dormitory from the showers wearing a ModestyTowel but crosses path with [[TheBully her bullies]] along the way, Peter, Molly, and Drew, who immediately begin taunting her. Peter manages to [[StrippingSnag snag away her towel]], leaving her [[NakedFreakOut naked and humiliated]] and she's forced to go {{streaking}} the rest of the way [[TheFreelanceShameSquad while they laugh at her]].

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* GroupedForYourConvenience: Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue. When the factions were formed, however, each gained a negative and a positive trait. The factions are: Abnegation, Erudite, Dauntless, Amity, and Candor. On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives after taking an aptitude test.


* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:A war caused by a disastrous attempt to correct human genes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went wrong]] claimed half of the US population and turned most of the environment into rough, uninhabitable wasteland. The entire human race is now sorted according to whether [[FantasticRacism they are genetically pure or damaged]], and being sorted into the latter is...not nice. This predictably resulted in violence that erupted in the metropolitan areas, which are practically the only places where people live. The United States is now [[FallenStatesOfAmerica a shadow of itself]], agreeing to a plan by a certain Bureau which necessitated entire cities to be transformed into giant experimental bottles with the intention to produce more pure people. That goal is not noble by itself, but then the Bureau isolated them for eight generations and counting, which resulted in the people inside forgeting why they live there and actually ''flipped'' the racism upside down, so that now the genetically pure (or as they call, Divergents) are persecuted, ensuring that the experiment will go on for a while]].

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* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:A war caused by a disastrous attempt to correct human genes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went wrong]] claimed half of the US population and turned most of the environment into rough, uninhabitable wasteland. The entire human race is now sorted according to whether [[FantasticRacism they are genetically pure or damaged]], and being sorted into the latter is...not nice. This predictably resulted in violence that erupted in the metropolitan areas, which are practically the only places where people live. The United States is now [[FallenStatesOfAmerica a shadow of itself]], agreeing to a plan by a certain Bureau which necessitated entire cities to be transformed into giant experimental bottles with the intention to produce more pure people. That goal is not noble by itself, but then the Bureau isolated them for eight generations and counting, which resulted in the people inside forgeting forgetingt why they live there and actually ''flipped'' the racism upside down, so that now the genetically pure (or as they call, Divergents) are persecuted, ensuring that the experiment will go on for a while]].



* DividedForAdaptation: The novel ''Allegiant'' was to be split into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant'', before the latter ended up getting cancelled.

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* DividedForAdaptation: The novel ''Allegiant'' was to be split into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant'', before the latter ended up getting cancelled.''Ascendant''.


* DividedForAdaptation: The novel ''Allegiant'' was split into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant''.

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* DividedForAdaptation: The novel ''Allegiant'' was to be split into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant''.''Ascendant'', before the latter ended up getting cancelled.


* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:A war caused by a disastrous attempt to correct human genes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went wrong]] claimed half of the US population and turned most of the environment into rough, uninhabitable wasteland. The entire human race is now sorted according to whether [[FantasticRacism they are genetically pure or damaged]], and being sorted into the latter is...not nice. This predictably resulted in violence that erupted in the metropolitan areas, which are practically the only places where people live. The United States is now [[FallenStatesOfAmerica a shadow of itself]], agreeing to a plan by a certain Bureau which necessitated entire cities to be transformed into giant experimental bottles with the intention to produce more pure people. That goal is not noble by itself, but then the Bureau isolated them for eight generations and counting, which resulted in the people inside forgetingt why they live there and actually ''flipped'' the racism upside down, so that now the genetically pure (or as they call, Divergents) are persecuted, ensuring that the experiment will go on for a while]].

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* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:A war caused by a disastrous attempt to correct human genes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went wrong]] claimed half of the US population and turned most of the environment into rough, uninhabitable wasteland. The entire human race is now sorted according to whether [[FantasticRacism they are genetically pure or damaged]], and being sorted into the latter is...not nice. This predictably resulted in violence that erupted in the metropolitan areas, which are practically the only places where people live. The United States is now [[FallenStatesOfAmerica a shadow of itself]], agreeing to a plan by a certain Bureau which necessitated entire cities to be transformed into giant experimental bottles with the intention to produce more pure people. That goal is not noble by itself, but then the Bureau isolated them for eight generations and counting, which resulted in the people inside forgetingt forgeting why they live there and actually ''flipped'' the racism upside down, so that now the genetically pure (or as they call, Divergents) are persecuted, ensuring that the experiment will go on for a while]].


* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:A war caused by a disastrous attempt to correct human genes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went wrong]] claimed half of the US population and turned most of the environment into rough, uninhabitable wasteland. The entire human race is now sorted according to whether [[FantasticRacism they are genetically pure or damaged]], and being sorted into the latter is...not nice. This predictably resulted in violence that erupted in the metropolitan areas, which are practically the only places where people live. The United States is now [[FallenStatesOfAmerica a shadow of itself]], agreeing to a plan by a certain Bureau which necessitated entire cities to be transformed into giant experimental bottles with the intention to produce more pure people. That goal is not noble by itself, but then the Bureau isolated them for eight generations and counting, which resulted in the people inside to forget why they live there and actually ''flipped'' the racism upside down, so that now the genetically pure (or as they call, Divergents) are persecuted, ensuring that the experiment will go on for a while]].

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* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler:A war caused by a disastrous attempt to correct human genes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went wrong]] claimed half of the US population and turned most of the environment into rough, uninhabitable wasteland. The entire human race is now sorted according to whether [[FantasticRacism they are genetically pure or damaged]], and being sorted into the latter is...not nice. This predictably resulted in violence that erupted in the metropolitan areas, which are practically the only places where people live. The United States is now [[FallenStatesOfAmerica a shadow of itself]], agreeing to a plan by a certain Bureau which necessitated entire cities to be transformed into giant experimental bottles with the intention to produce more pure people. That goal is not noble by itself, but then the Bureau isolated them for eight generations and counting, which resulted in the people inside to forget forgetingt why they live there and actually ''flipped'' the racism upside down, so that now the genetically pure (or as they call, Divergents) are persecuted, ensuring that the experiment will go on for a while]].

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* DividedForAdaptation: The novel ''Allegiant'' was split into two films, ''Allegiant'' and ''Ascendant''.


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

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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), with these stories being collected in the book ''Four: A Divergent Collection'', released on July 8th, 2014.
2014. A short story called ''We Can Be Mended'' was also released in 2017 and served as an epilogue to the series.


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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:In ''We Can Be Mended'', Zeke and Shauna are expecting a child. Tobias and Christina fight over who get to name it, but no one end up getting the right.]]


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* HookedUpAfterwards: [[spoiler:''We Can Be Mended'' details how Tobias and Christina move on from their sorrows of losing Tris and Will, respectively, and end up becoming a couple. It's also mentioned that Cara and Matthew hooked up and are planning to marry.]]


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* SecondLove: [[spoiler:''We Can Be Mended'' reveals that Tobias and Christina eventually become this to each other, following the deaths of Tris and Will.]]


* 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.


** Nita in '' The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' [[spoiler:does not try to rebel against the Bureau for mistreating the genetically-damaged like she does]] in ''Allegiant''. [[spoiler:While she does assist Tris and co. against the Bureau's orders, it's because she (and everybody else in the Bureau) knows that David is up to no good, not because of a personal vendetta that Tris is sympathetic with]].

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** Nita in '' The Divergent Series: Allegiant'' [[spoiler:does not try to rebel against the Bureau for mistreating the genetically-damaged genetically-damaged]] like she does]] does in ''Allegiant''. [[spoiler:While she does assist Tris and co. against the Bureau's orders, it's because she (and everybody else in the Bureau) knows that David is up to no good, not because of a personal vendetta that Tris is sympathetic with]].


* 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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