Originally born into Abnegation, Tris is idealistic, vulnerable, brave and compassionate. When faced with the biggest decision of her life, she struggles between choosing her family and her yearning desire to discover her true identity.
Strong, mentally tough and emotionally guarded, Four is one of the leaders in the Dauntless faction with a mysterious past. As an instructor, Four becomes close to Tris and helps guide her during her initiation process.
Leader of the Erudite faction, Jeanine is cold, calculating, and wickedly manipulative. Despite her gifted intelligence, Jeanine's unscrupulous desire for absolute control poses a serious threat to the five factions.
Tori is a member of the Dauntless faction. She administers Tris’aptitude test and first discovers that Tris is Divergent. As she continues to provide Tris with advice, thetwo establish a bond that helps Tris throughout her journey.
Eric is a tough, brutal leader in the Dauntless faction who becomes an early adversary to Tris.
Fierce, fearless, and intense, Max establishes himself as one of the premiere leaders within the Dauntless faction.
Born into Candor but aspiring to be Dauntless, Al’s natural kind-heartedness prevents him from fitting in. Big, warm, and at times clumsy, al is constantly torn between friendship and envy.
As a Dauntless initiate, Molly uses brute strength and intense cruelty to compete against her peers.
In contrast to the other Dauntless initiates, Will is able to apply his Erudite intelligence and use teamwork as a strength during their initiation.
Tris’s mother embodies the true meaning of
selflessness and kindness, and carries a
startling secret that shocks and
inspires her daughter.
A leader of the Abnegation faction, Andrew is a loving and devoted father to Tris and Caleb.
Tris's older brother, Caleb is selfless at heart but chooses to leave his home for a life of knowledge in the Erudite faction.
As a council member of the Abnegation faction, Marcus struggles between his family and the responsibility of leading a faction faced with uncertainty.
Originally born into Candor, Peter joins Dauntless and uses evil cunning and cruel violence to advance in the initiation process.
Born into Candor, Christina is kind, empathetic, but also fearless. She instantly befriends Tris as they enter the Dauntless faction together.
In a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.