Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior – our stunning, sixteen year old protagonist. Tris comes from Abnegation, a faction devoted entirely to selflessness. But Tris desires a better, more exciting life for herself and, during Choosing Day, makes a difficult decision. Turning from her family and the only lifestyle she’s ever known, Tris makes a startling choice when she chooses Dauntless, the brave.
Tobias ‘Four’ Eaton - mysterious and dark, eighteen year old Four ranks first within Dauntless’ trainers. At times seeming almost cruel and tyrnat-like, Tris quickly learns that Four is stronger than anyone she’s ever known…and he may be just what she’s looking for.
Dauntless – The Brave
Eric – our primary antagonist; brutal, cruel, and murderous, Eric plans to take over as the Dauntless leader.
Max – a leader
Peter – originally from Candor, Peter is a central antagonist often seen with his lackeys, Molly and Drew
Christina – originally from Candor, Christina is Tris’ first and best friend throughout Dauntless initiation.
Will – originally from Erudite, Will is strong and clever and eventually develops a relationship with Christina
Albert – a transfer from Candor, Albert is a weak boy with a hopeless crush on Tris
Tori – the tattoo artist of the Dauntless compound, Tori is said to have transferred from Erudite into Dauntless with her brother. She administered and oversaw Tris’ aptitude test. Tori is also the one to tell Tris that she is Divergent.
Abnegation – The Selfless
Andrew Prior – father to Tris and Caleb, husband to Natalie, Andrew is a leader of Abnegation. He may turn out to be Divergent, however as Natalie describes him as being “selfish” when Caleb and Tris leave the faction. And being selfish is a very big deal.
Natalie Prior – mom to Tris and Caleb, wife to Andrew, Natalie is Divergent. She is also in Abnegation because her mother thought Dauntless was too dangerous.
Susan – sister to Robert, Susan has a crush on Caleb Prior.
Marcus – father of Four and a council member of Abnegation.
Amity – The Peaceful
Robert – a transfer from Abnegation, Tris believed she would one day marry Robert – that is until both transferred to separate factions.
Candor – The Honest
Erudite – The Intelligent
Jeanine Matthews – a leader of Erudite based on her IQ, Jeanine writes articles packed with lies about Abnegation simply because she hates that all members of the parliament come from Abnegation. Jeanine becomes a major player when she partners with Eric to develop a serum with the sole aim to destroy all of Abnegation.
Caleb Prior – brother to Tris, son of Andrew and Natalie, Caleb had once displayed himself as the true form of Abnegation. His transfer to Erudite shocked his entire family and almost caused Tris to back out of her decision for fear of destroying their family. Caleb is asked by Tris to investigate Jeanine.