|Height|| 5'8" (in the books)
5'3" (in the movies)
|Allies|| Tris † (best friend)|
|Appearances||Divergent , Insurgent , Allegiant|
|Mentioned||Divergent , Insurgent , Allegiant|
|Portrayed by||Zoe Kravitz|
|“||I'm used to saying whatever is on my mind. Mom used to say that politeness is deception in pretty packaging.||”|
Christina is a character in the Divergent trilogy written by Veronica Roth. She transferred to Dauntless from Candor, and was Tris Prior's first and best friend during her initiation into the faction. She was first introduced when she helped Tris onto the train after the Choosing Ceremony. Christina befriends Tris and becomes a vital part in the beginning of Tris' new life in Dauntless. Her last name is never mentioned.
In Divergent, she appears as a Dauntless initiate transfer from Candor. She helps Tris Prior on to the train and later they jump from the moving train together on the roof below. They become best friends. During the first test in Dauntless initiation (the physical strength test), she's paired up against Molly, who brutally beats her up and she forfeits the fight in the end. Eric, not happy with her, demands that she and the other initiates follow him to Chasm. He shoves her towards the railing and orders her to climb over it and hang over the other side for five minutes, if she refuses to do that she will have to leave Dauntless and become factionless, or, if she does it, she could die if she fell off. Despite her injuries, she manages to stay there for five minutes. In a second time, Will is placed against her to whom she also loses. During capture the flag game, she is picked by Four as one of his team members. Tris formulates the plan to capture the flag but Christina takes the flag and later apologizes to her. During the second initiation involving simulation, it is revealed that she is afraid of moths. She also starts a relationship with Will. She is affected by the simulation when Erudite turn the Dauntless into mindless soldiers in order to kill Abnegation. She only wakes up when Tris and Four shut down the simulation.
Christina meets Tris again when the Candor are retraining her and Four. Christina tells Tris of Will's death, and Tris, lying, says she saw his death on a video. But she eventually confesses under the Truth Serum that she killed Will. Tris tries to explain to Christina that Will was going to kill her if she hadn't killed him. At first, Christina can't forgive Tris for killing Will, and tells Cara, Will's sister, that she doesn't understand how Tris could kill Will. Cara, however, says that she can understand, because the simulation completely detaches the person from reason or emotion. Despite hearing this, Christina still keeps her distance from Tris.
Christina eventually goes back to Dauntless headquarters when the others decide to leave Amity in order to escape the Erudite. That night, she wakes up Tris after seeing Marlene, Hector, and Kee walking around in simulation, and the two run to the roof to save them. Christina tries to get them to step down, but Tris says they can't hear her. Marlene says in a monotone voice that "this will happen again" unless the Divergent turn themselves over to the Erudite. They step off the ledge, but Christina is able to grab Kee and is able to help Tris save Hector. Marlene, however, plunges to her death. Christina realizes what happened with Will after seeing how the simulation works, and tells Tris afterwards that she has forgiven her.
The following night, Tris wakes Christina up and tells her that she's going to Abnegation to see her brother, but she actually goes to Erudite to turn herself in as a Divergent. Christina buys Tris' lie, though she tells her to "not do anything stupid." Eventually, Christina joins the other Dauntless at Abnegation to ally themselves with the factionless.
When Tris is rescued by Four and Peter, she is brought to Abnegation and reunites with Christina. Later on, she decides to help Marcus Eaton, Four's father, retrieve information from Erudite headquarters, betraying Four and the allied Dauntless and factionless by going behind their back. Tris includes Christina in on her plan, and the two later meet up with Marcus and Johanna Reyes in order to get into Erudite. Christina, Tris, and Marcus are able to get inside Erudite headquarters while Dauntless and the Factionless are attacking.
During the invasion, Christina and Tris are stopped by Edward, and Christina is shot in the leg while trying to fight him off. Tris goes ahead on Christina's insistence in order to find what Marcus came for. Christina is taken to the front lobby, where Cara helps bandage her wound, and where Tris later finds her after being arrested as a war criminal. Tris tells Christina that she's noticed all the factionless members have guns, and they realize their motives when Evelyn, leader of the Factionless, declares them in control of the city by force. Soon after, the Edith Prior video is played, and Christina watches it along with Tris.
|“||Sometimes life really sucks. But you know what I'm holding on for? The moments that don't suck. The trick is to notice them when they come around.||”|
Christina is a brave, courageous, thoughtful, witty, and somewhat kind person. She was not one of the very best initiates (still making in through initiation), but Christina worked harder than almost all the others. Christina was also noted to have a fear of moths. Christina is usually funny, bubbly and supportive to Tris and her friends, she is very brave and tough. It is noticed by Four in Allegiant that she is cheerful in the morning.
Because she is from Candor, she can be loud-mouthed and blunt, not sugarcoating anything and saying whatever is on her mind. Christina can also be very tough, and does not care what people think of her. She likes to talk a lot too, often teasing her friends or boldly insulting those she doesn't like.
Christina has dark brown skin and eyes. She is said to be tall, with long slender legs and a willowy frame, although in the 2014 film, her actress who plays her is shorter, 5'2" . She is also described to have short black hair. She is considered to be pretty by many people throughout the trilogy.
|“||But Christina and I are not people who cry together; we’re people who fight together.||”|
|“||That's my girl, tough as cotton balls.||”|
–Will to Christina and Tris, Divergent
Christina and Will became friends early in the book. In the late part of stage 2 of initiations, Will kissed Chistina as they were walking near the train tracks, later followed by Christina kissing Will.
Will and Christina started dating just before the 3rd stage of initiation. Their relationship continues through the end of initiations where they celebrate becoming Dauntless members together. At the end of the book Tris is worried if she will ever see Christina again and is terrified to think what will happen when Christina finds Will's lifeless body in the streets. After Christina finds out, she becomes very upset, but later forgives Tris.
Throughout the trilogy, Christina and Four maintain somewhat of a distant relationship. However, at the end of Allegiant's epilogue, Four mentions that Christina had become one of his best friends. Though the two almost constantly bicker, Four finally realized what Tris saw in her, and what kind of person she truly is.
Film PortrayalEditSummit Entertainment bought the rights to film an adaptation of the novel. Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Christina.
- One of Christina's fears in her fear landscape was moths.
- She was ranked seventh on the list of Dauntless initiates who had become members.
- Veronica Roth confirmed that Tobias falls in love with Christina three years after the epilogue at the end of Allegiant.