Your Favorite Characters Scientifically Sorted Into Factions

Here’s how all the book and movie characters you love (and love to hate…and deeply despise) would be divided among the Factions in Divergent.

divergent factions symbols
This based on ~*science*~

Abnegation

Darrel “Darry” Curtis (The Outsiders)
Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
Dobby (Harry Potter)
Hodor (A Song of Ice and Fire)
The Grandfather (The Princess Bride)
Boo Radley (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Jorah Mormont (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Charlie Bucket (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Emily Fields (Pretty Little Liars)
Charlotte A. Cavatica (Charlotte’s Web)
Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol)
Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol)
Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
Snow White
Alfred Pennyworth (Batman)
R2-D2 (Star Wars)
Edward Cullen (Twilight)
Charlie (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Juliette Ferrars (Fracture Me)
Hans Hubermann (The Book Thief)
Genie (Aladdin)
Slinky Dog (Toy Story)
Jack Dawson (Titanic)
Gwen Cromwell Piper (Halloweentown)

Amity

Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)
Primrose Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)
Cedric Diggory (Harry Potter)
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
Ponyboy Curtis (The Outsiders)
Johnny Cade (The Outsiders)
Ned Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
Fezzik (The Princess Bride)
Aria Montgomery (Pretty Little Liars)
Captain America/Steve Rogers
Pooh Bear
Susan Pevensie (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)
Charles Xavier (X-Men)
Superman/Clark Kent
Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
C-3PO (Star Wars)
Adam Kent (Shatter Me)
Lennie (Of Mice and Men)
Aimee Finnicky (The Spectacular Now)
The Magic Carpet (Aladdin)
Pi (Life of Pi)
Charlie Swan (Twilight)
Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)
Barbie (Toy Story)
Rex (Toy Story)
Cameron James (10 Things I Hate About You)
Rose DeWitt Bukater (Titanic)
Sandy Olsson (Grease)
Gretchen Weiners (Mean Girls)
Cady Heron (Mean Girls)
Claire Standish (The Breakfast Club)
Cher Horowitz (Cluesless)
Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Elizabeth Swann (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Chuckie Sullivan (Good Will Hunting)
Todd Anderson (Dead Poets Society)
Sophie Piper (Halloweentown)

Candor

Drunk Haymitch Abernathy (The Hunger Games)
Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
Shae (A Song of Ice and Fire)
The Albino (The Princess Bride)
Deborah Morgan (Dexter)
Newt (The Maze Runner)
Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Hanna Marin (Pretty Little Liars)
Ebeneezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)
Junie B. Jones
Magneto (X-Men)
Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)
John Hammond (Jurassic Park)
Jacob Black (Twlight)
Patrick (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Lily (The Giver)
Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief)
Nala (The Lion King)
Princess Jasmine (Aladdin)
The Tiger (Life of Pi)
Mr. Potato Head (Toy Story)
Hamm (Toy Story)
Bianca Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
Vivian Ward  (Pretty Woman)
Molly Brown (Titanic)
Lilly Moscovitz (The Princess Diaries)
Frenchy (Grease)
Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
Andrew Clark (The Breakfast Club)
Dionne “Dee” Davenport (Clueless)
Skylar (Good Will Hunting)
Knox Overestreet (Dead Poets Society)
Fat Amy (Pitch Perfect)

Dauntless

Gale Hawthorne (The Hunger Games)
Fred Weasley (Harry Potter)
George Weasley (Harry Potter)
Dallas Winston (The Outsiders)
Sodapop Curtis (The Outsiders)
Robb Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Robert Baratheon (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Jaime Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Oberyn Martell (A Song of Ice and Fire)
The Mountain (A Song of Ice and Fire)
The Hound (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Indigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska)
Minho (The Maze Runner)
Daenerys Targaren (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Thor
Iron Man/Tony Stark
The Hulk
Peter Pan
Pippi Longstocking
Wolverine (X-Men)
Bane (Batman)
Han Solo (Star Wars)
Sam (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Kenji Kishimoto (Shatter Me)
Sutter Keely (The Spectacular Now)
Patrick Verona (10 Things I Hate About You)
Danny Zuko (Grease)
Betty Rizzo (Grease)
Kenickie (Grease)
John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
Allison Reynolds (The Breakfast Club)
Chel (The Road to El Dorado)
T-Rex (Jurassic Park)
Marnie Piper (Halloweentown)

Erudite

Sober Haymitch Abernathy (The Hunger Games)
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter)
Sherlock Holmes
Sansa Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Catelyn Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Tywin Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Margery Tyrell (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Vizzini (The Princess Bride)
Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
Scout Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Jem Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Hazel Grace Lancaster (The Fault in Our Stars)
Theresea (The Maze Runner)
Matilda
Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson)
Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)
Bruce Banner
Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
Leia Organa (Star Wars)
Alan Grant (Jurassic Park)
Velociraptor (Jurassic Park)
Aaron Warner (Shatter Me)
George (Of Mice and Men)
Rafiki (The Lion King)
Woody (Toy Story)
Kat Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
Regina George (Mean Girls)
Brian Johnson (The Breakfast Club)
Tulio (The Road to El Dorado)
Will Hunting (Good Will  Hunting)
Dylan Piper (Halloweentown)
Spock (Star Trek)
Beca (Pitch Perfect)

Divergent

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Harry Potter
Voldemort (Harry Potter)
Arya Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Jon Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Westley (The Princess Bride)
Elphaba (Wicked)
Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
August Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
Thomas (The Maze Runner)
Percy Jackson
Batman/Bruce Wayne
The Joker (Batman)
Lucy Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Darth Vader (Star Wars)
Robert Neville (I Am Legend)
Jonas (The Giver)
The Giver
Jason Bourne
Mufasa (The Lion King)
Aladdin
Mia Thermopolis (Princess Diaries)
Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Princess Diaries)
Glenn Coco (Mean Girls)
Anastasia
Dimitri (Anastasia)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)
John Keating (Dead Poets Society)
Neil Perry (Dead Poets Society)
Aggie Cromwell (Halloweentown)
James T. Kirk (Star Trek)
Indiana Jones
James Bond

Factionless *gasp*

Joffrey Baratheon (A Song of Ice and Fire) (fuck you)
Veruca Salt (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Bella Swan (Twilight)
Cha-Cha DiGregorio (Grease)

Divergent: Movie Review

Divergent movie poster

 Movie: Divergent

Director: Neil Burger

Writers: Evan Daugherty & Vanessa Taylor

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ½

 Stars:
Shailene WoodleyShailene Woodley as Tris

Theo James Theo James as Four

Kate Winslet Kate Winslet as Jeanine

Read the book review!

Remind me what it’s about…
Tris lives in a society divided into five factions: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). When children come of age they have to pick a faction to join, they are free to choose any faction they want but once you pick a faction there’s no switching. And if you pick a faction you weren’t raised in, you’re likely to never see your family again. No big deal.

After Tris’ Choosing Ceremony, she begins her initiation and meets Four who is a major babe. Because there’s always a major babe. Major Babe is a mysterious, strict and intimidating trainer/coach for the initiates. His job is to teach the newbies what they need to know about their new faction and look beautiful while doing it. Tris struggles at first but she’s determined to be successful and she just might make it with Major Babe’s help.

What did you think?
Shailene and Theo’s beauty combined is brighter than the noontime sun. I love looking at pretty things, so I was pleased anytime Shailene Woodley, Theo James or Kate Winslet were on screen. But I loved the whole cast for more than just their pure beauty. They were all close to how I imagined them to be when I was reading, which impressed me.

But, Divergent was the tinsiest bit cheesy and predictable at times; mostly concerning a few cookie cutter characters. There was the all knowing mother, the stereotypical arrogant punk who was a jerk for the sake of being a jerk, the endearing speaks-before-she-thinks best friend, and of course the beautiful and strong heroine who doesn’t realize how strong or beautiful she really is and the dangerous, mysterious and beautiful love interest. While not necessarily the most original characters, they appear in movies/books all the time because they work. They make make for a fun and exciting story that people want to immerse themselves in.

The biggest flaw was the music. There were certain scenes that were going well, I was really getting into it and then Ellie Goulding would start playing and it totally took me out of the zone. It was distracting and felt very out of place.

Was it a good adaption?
Yeah, there definitely some things missing and some changes from the book but no movie will ever be exactly like the book. I think the changes were all justified and the movie still stayed true to the book. The only thing that really bothered me adaption-wise was that some things felt a little rushed. Certain things took a lot longer to develop in the book than in the movie but I know that there’s not much you can do about that. The movie is already 140 minutes long, if anything was any less rushed no one would sit down long enough to watch the whole thing.

Should I watch it?
Was it ground-breaking and Oscar worthy? No. Was it fun and did I enjoy watching it? Absolutely. It won’t be the greatest movie you’ll ever see but you should definitely watch it. Find a showtime at a theater near you here.

Here’s the trailer:

Divergent: Book Review

Divergent book cover

Book: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Publisher/Year: HarperCollins/2011

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Who’s going to be in the movie?
Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager and The Descendants)
Theo James (Underworld: Awakening)
Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment and 21 & Over)
Kate Winslet (Titanic and unfortunately Labor Day)

When can I watch it?
It comes out in theaters March 21!

What’s it about?
Tris (Woodley) lives in a society divided into five factions, each dedicated to a different virtue: Abnegation (the selfless), Amity (the peaceful), Candor (the honest), Erudite (the intelligent) and Dauntless (the brave). Now that she’s 16 she has to choose which faction she wants to join — she can either stay with her family in the Abnegation faction or go to a faction that better suits her. Once she decides she and the other initiates must go through a physically, emotionally and mentally grueling initiation. But there’s a hot guy named Four (James) who helps make everything better because it’s a YA novel and there’s always a hot guy. (I don’t hate it.)

What did you think?
This is yet another YA dystopian series with an all-powerful regime and two brave, young, beautiful people falling in love who want to lead a revolution. So, I loved it. Of the many books I’ve read in this genre this is one of my favorites. Although, a lot of the other series started well and then disappointed me as the series went on, so we’ll have to see how this story unfolds.

One thing that separates Divergent from other YA dystopian novels is that there’s no love triangle (yet). So, three cheers for semi-individuality (hip hip hooray! x3). But since tween/teens/college students who refuse to accept their age need a swoon worthy character that will set their expectations for real life guys way too high…there’s a love interest. And, obviously, he is perfect.

Another good thing about Divergent is that Tris is a strong character. She’s strong and brave, but not perfect. Unlike Bella in Twilight or Juliette in Shatter Me, Tris isn’t weak or whiny. She knows what cards she’s been dealt and is ready to play the game. Bellyaching and crying in a corner won’t get her anywhere, so she works hard and does what she needs to do to survive in her faction. Even though she’s a boss, she still has her flaws. Just like everyone she has fears and shortcomings, which make her more believable and easier to relate to. A hero who lacks imperfections is boring (*cough cough* Superman *cough cough*).

It was fun and exciting following Tris through initiation with her fellow comrades (and rivals). Without giving anything away, I loved and was surprised how Divergent differentiated itself again from other YA dystopian novels; it didn’t follow the same plot progression as many of the series I’ve read. Based on other books I thought I had a general idea of what would happen and when it would happen, but Divergent has already departed from the general story line I had mapped out in my head. I can’t wait to read Insurgent!

Should I read it?
If YA series are your thing then I don’t know what you’re waiting for, buy it here or here right now. But if you’re too cool for YA adventures and romance then I recommend you pass on this one.

Your Favorite Characters Scientifically Sorted Into Factions

Here’s how all the book and movie characters you love (and love to hate…and deeply despise) would be divided among the Factions in Divergent.
This based on ~*science*~

Abnegation

Darrel “Darry” Curtis (The Outsiders)
Severus Snape (Harry Potter)
Dobby (Harry Potter)
Hodor (A Song of Ice and Fire)
The Grandfather (The Princess Bride)
Boo Radley (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Jorah Mormont (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Charlie Bucket (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Emily Fields (Pretty Little Liars)
Charlotte A. Cavatica (Charlotte’s Web)
Bob Cratchit (A Christmas Carol)
Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol)
Samwise Gamgee (Lord of the Rings)
Molly Weasley (Harry Potter)
Snow White
Alfred Pennyworth (Batman)
R2-D2 (Star Wars)
Edward Cullen (Twilight)
Charlie (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Juliette Ferrars (Fracture Me)
Hans Hubermann (The Book Thief)
Genie (Aladdin)
Slinky Dog (Toy Story)
Jack Dawson (Titanic)
Gwen Cromwell Piper (Halloweentown)

 

Amity

Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)
Primrose Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Neville Longbottom (Harry Potter)
Cedric Diggory (Harry Potter)
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
Ponyboy Curtis (The Outsiders)
Johnny Cade (The Outsiders)
Ned Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Varys (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
Fezzik (The Princess Bride)
Aria Montgomery (Pretty Little Liars)
Captain America/Steve Rogers
Pooh Bear
Susan Pevensie (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)
Charles Xavier (X-Men)
Superman/Clark Kent
Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars)
C-3PO (Star Wars)
Adam Kent (Shatter Me)
Lennie (Of Mice and Men)
Aimee Finnicky (The Spectacular Now)
The Magic Carpet (Aladdin)
Pi (Life of Pi)
Charlie Swan (Twilight)
Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)
Barbie (Toy Story)
Rex (Toy Story)
Cameron James (10 Things I Hate About You)
Rose DeWitt Bukater (Titanic)
Sandy Olsson (Grease)
Gretchen Weiners (Mean Girls)
Cady Heron (Mean Girls)
Claire Standish (The Breakfast Club)
Cher Horowitz (Cluesless)
Will Turner (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Elizabeth Swann (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Chuckie Sullivan (Good Will Hunting)
Todd Anderson (Dead Poets Society)
Sophie Piper (Halloweentown)

 

Candor

Drunk Haymitch Abernathy (The Hunger Games)
Ron Weasley (Harry Potter)
Shae (A Song of Ice and Fire)
The Albino (The Princess Bride)
Deborah Morgan (Dexter)
Newt (The Maze Runner)
Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Hanna Marin (Pretty Little Liars)
Ebeneezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)
Junie B. Jones
Magneto (X-Men)
Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)
John Hammond (Jurassic Park)
Jacob Black (Twlight)
Patrick (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Lily (The Giver)
Liesel Meminger (The Book Thief)
Nala (The Lion King)
Princess Jasmine (Aladdin)
The Tiger (Life of Pi)
Mr. Potato Head (Toy Story)
Hamm (Toy Story)
Bianca Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
Joey Donner (10 Things I Hate About You)
Vivian Ward  (Pretty Woman)
Molly Brown (Titanic)
Lilly Moscovitz (The Princess Diaries)
Frenchy (Grease)
Karen Smith (Mean Girls)
Andrew Clark (The Breakfast Club)
Dionne “Dee” Davenport (Clueless)
Skylar (Good Will Hunting)
Knox Overestreet (Dead Poets Society)

 

Dauntless

Gale Hawthorne (The Hunger Games)
Fred Weasley (Harry Potter)
George Weasley (Harry Potter)
Dallas Winston (The Outsiders)
Sodapop Curtis (The Outsiders)
Robb Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Robert Baratheon (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Jaime Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Oberyn Martell (A Song of Ice and Fire)
The Hound (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Inigo Montoya (The Princess Bride)
Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska)
Minho (The Maze Runner)
Daenerys Targaren (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Thor
Iron Man/Tony Stark
The Hulk
Peter Pan
Pippi Longstocking
Wolverine (X-Men)
Bane (Batman)
Han Solo (Star Wars)
Sam (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Kenji Kishimoto (Shatter Me)
Sutter Keely (The Spectacular Now)
Patrick Verona (10 Things I Hate About You)
Danny Zuko (Grease)
Betty Rizzo (Grease)
Kenickie (Grease)
John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
Allison Reynolds (The Breakfast Club)
Chel (The Road to El Dorado)
T-Rex (Jurassic Park)
Marnie Piper (Halloweentown)

 

Erudite

Sober Haymitch Abernathy (The Hunger Games)
Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)
Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter)
Ginny Weasley (Harry Potter)
Sherlock Holmes
Sansa Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Catelyn Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Tyrion Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Tywin Lannister (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Margery Tyrell (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Vizzini (The Princess Bride)
Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
Scout Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Jem Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
Hazel Grace Lancaster (The Fault in Our Stars)
Theresea (The Maze Runner)
Matilda
Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)
Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson)
Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)
Bruce Banner (The Hulk)
Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
Leia Organa (Star Wars)
Alan Grant (Jurassic Park)
Velociraptor (Jurassic Park)
Aaron Warner (Shatter Me)
George (Of Mice and Men)
Rafiki (The Lion King)
Woody (Toy Story)
Kat Stratford (10 Things I Hate About You)
Regina George (Mean Girls)
Brian Johnson (The Breakfast Club)
Tulio (The Road to El Dorado)
Will Hunting (Good Will  Hunting)
Dylan Piper (Halloweentown)

 

Divergent

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Harry Potter
Voldemort (Harry Potter)
Arya Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Jon Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Westley (The Princess Bride)
Elphaba (Wicked)
Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)
August Waters (The Fault in Our Stars)
Thomas (The Maze Runner)
Percy Jackson
Batman/Bruce Wayne
The Joker (Batman)
Lucy Pevensie (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Darth Vader (Star Wars)
Robert Neville (I Am Legend)
Jonas (The Giver)
The Giver
Jason Bourne
Mufasa (The Lion King)
Aladdin
Mia Thermopolis (Princess Diaries)
Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Princess Diaries)
Glenn Coco (Mean Girls)
Anastasia
Dimitri (Anastasia)
Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Sean Maguire (Good Will Hunting)
John Keating (Dead Poets Society)
Neil Perry (Dead Poets Society)
Aggie Cromwell (Halloweentown)

 

Factionless *gasp*

Joffrey Baratheon (A Song of Ice and Fire) (fuck you)
Veruca Salt (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Bella Swan (Twilight)
Cha-Cha DiGregorio (Grease)