|Allies|| Tris † (close 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 by Veronica Roth. She transferred to Dauntless from Candor, and was Tris Prior's first and best friend during her initiation into Dauntless. 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.
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. At first, Christina can't forgive Tris for killing Will, but eventually, after talking to Cara (Will's sister), she does.
When Christina and all the other Dauntless including Tris, Four, Uriah , Marlene , Lynn, Hector, and Kee go back to Dauntless Headquarters, Christina is the one who finds Marlene, Hector and Kee delivering a message to the Divergent and about to jump off the Pire. Christina runs to find Tris immediately because she can't seem to snap them out of their daze. Tris tells her that they can't hear or see her, and tells Christina to save Kee while she saved Hector. Christina successfully saved Kee, but by doing that, she let Marlene die.
When the Dauntless and the factionless storm Erudite headquarters, Christina is shot while she and Tris attempt to reveal the Edith Prior video to the city.
|“||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.||”|
According to Tris, Christina is a brave, thoughtful, witty, and somewhat kind person. She was not one of the very best initiates, but (also according to Tris) Christina worked harder than almost all the others. Christina was also noted to have a fear of moths, which Tris finds hilarious.
Because she is from Candor, she can be blunt and very honest, 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.
Christina has dark brown skin and eyes. She is said to be tall, with long slender legs and a willowy frame . She is also described to have short black hair. Tris considers her to be pretty.
|“||But Christina and I are not people who cry together; we’re people who fight together.||”|
They first meet on board the Dauntless train when Christina helps Tris up, and Tris advises her to sit to keep from falling. They go through most of initiation together, and their relationship strengthens during their free time when Christina helps Tris with her appearance. Soon, they are joined by Al and Will. Their relationship hits rough patches quite often, mostly when jealousy arise from Tris' successes in their activities. This is proven in the game of Capture the flag, where Christina interferes and takes the flag away from Tris, who had respectfully earned it. Also, when Will and Christina's budding relationship becomes obvious to Tris, she chooses to distance herself at times.
|“||That's my girl, tough as cotton balls.||”|
–Will to Christina and Tris, Divergent
She 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 Chistina kissing Will.
Will and Christina started dating just before the 3rd stage of initiation when Will punches Christina. 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.