Summit Entertainment has been debuting new character posters for the young adult adaptation Divergent all week, with the latest one-sheets featuring two more members of the Dauntless Faction, Eric (Jai Courtney) and Christina (Zoë Kravitz). Learn more about these tattooed characters in director Neil Burger's adaptation of the Veronica Roth novel.
The Dauntless Faction
The posters highlight the tattoo culture of the Dauntless faction, whose members guard the fence that surrounds the city of Chicago. Dauntless members are known for their fearlessness and teamwork. They are intense, bold risk takers and believe that conquering your fears is essential to the Dauntless way of life.
Author Veronica Roth on Dauntless tattoos
"Most Dauntless get tattoos as a reminder of the past, a mark of progress. There's also the relationship to pain (a true Dauntless doesn't mind the pain!), but mostly tattoos are a sign of overcoming obstacles, for them, a way of marking struggle and progress on the body"
Eric is a brutal force with a damaged moral compass. His cruel training methods and ruthless leadership make him a quick adversary to Tris, the Abnegation transfer and protagonist of the story."
"Christina 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."
In a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities, Tris Prior is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.