Divergent Characters - A List of Divergent Names from Veronica Roth's Book
The Divergent characters are quite memorable, but just in case you have forgotten we have a list of names from Veronica Roth’s book. The list is provided in alphabetical order along with a short description of each character.
If you have not read the book yet, I highly recommend doing so prior to reading this article as I will give away many plot twists in the book while describing the characters. However, the character list below is from the Divergent book only and does not include any information about Insurgent.
If there is a main character that I have missed, please let me know in the comments section below.
List of Divergent Movie Characters
If you were looking for a list of the actors who are going to play parts in the Divergent movie instead, please see my article on the cast below:
Divergent Movie Actors
It has updated information on who is playing who in the film version of this book.
Al is a Dauntless transfer from Candor. In the book, he is described as the largest and broadest of all the initiates. He is first introduced sobbing while everyone is trying to sleep. He ends up not liking the violence of Dauntless.
The Amity boy is the Dauntless transfer from Amity who was too scared to jump from the train onto the roof of Dauntless headquarters. Since he did not jump, he became factionless.
Beatrice's dad, Andrew, is a leader in Veronica Roth's dystopian society. He is an Abnegation member that strongly values sticking to the rules of his faction.
Beatrice "Tris" Prior
Beatrice, or Tris, is the main character of the book. She is the one who is Divergent- meaning she has aptitude for more than one faction (Abnegation, Dauntless and Erudite). We follow her throughout the story as she goes from a timid Abnegation girl to a top Dauntless member.
Caleb is Beatrice's brother. He started out in Abnegation like she did, but shocked everyone when he decided to go to Erudite.
Christina quickly became Tris' best friend when she helped pull her onto the train on the first day of being Dauntless. Christina was a transfer from Candor and always speaks her mind. She is tough and is a good person for Tris to have on her side.
Drew is one of Peter's lifelong friends, so he is one of the people making Tris' life absolutely miserable. He is described as a broad, intimidating initiate.
Edward is a Dauntless transfer from Erudite. He spends most of his time with Myra, his girlfriend, until tragedy strikes.
Eric is an evil leader of the Dauntless. He believes in violence and not showing mercy, causing the initiates to be very scared of him.
Jeanine is the leader of the Erudite. She has been spreading rumors about the Abnegation in order to cause other factions to distrust their members and give her more power.
Marcus is another member of the Abnegation leaders, and a particularly influential one. We find out that he is also the father of one of the main characters.
Max is the oldest Dauntless leader and the most powerful. He was first introduced when he asked the non-Dauntless-born initiates to jump off of the roof.
Molly is another one of Peter and Drew's close friends. She is a bully and loves causing physical and mental harm.
Myra is a transfer to Dauntless from Erudite. She is Edward's girlfriend and she loves to ask questions when she can't believe the Dauntless rules.
Beatrice's mom, Natalie Prior, is a member of Abnegation, but she does not seem to scold as much when Beatrice breaks the faction rules. She is loving and kind and is a good mother.
Peter is the bully in the class of new Dauntless initiates. He especially likes picking on Tris, calling her a "Stiff." Peter, Drew and Molly (his friends) all came from Candor.
Red-Headed Erudite Boy
The red-headed Erudite boy is the first of the new Dauntless initiates to not complete a task. He is short and trying to keep up with the train was difficult for him. He was not able to jump on and ended up being factionless.
Rita was first introduced to us when she looked over the edge of the Dauntless building and saw her comrade laying on the ground lifeless.
Robert is one of the Prior's neighbors. He is the brother of Susan.
Susan is another of the Priors' neighbors and is Robert's sister. She has a crush on Caleb and Caleb has a crush on her in return. They did not act on their love as it was difficult while being in Abnegation.
Tobias "Four" Eaton
Four is first introduced when he helps Tris off of the net and welcomes her to Dauntless. He is the trainer of the transfer initiates and eventually becomes Tris' love interest. He and Tris are the most popular characters from the book.
Tori is a Dauntless tattoo artist that we meet during Beatrice's aptitude test. She hides Beatrice's test results because she discovered that she is Divergent which is a very dangerous thing to be.
Uriah is a Dauntless-born initiate who becomes good friends with Tris. He even seems to flirt with her on several occasions.
Will is a know-it-all as he was an Erudite transfer to Dauntless. He is a very likeable character and ends up being the love interest of Christina.
List of Divergent Names
That is my list of characters in the Divergent book that I felt really helped shape the plot line in the first book. If you feel that there is another main character that I am overlooking, please let me know about him or her in the comments section below!