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Sorting ‘Divergent’ Characters into Hogwarts Houses

They chose what faction they would live in, but let’s give the Sorting Hat all the power now.
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It’s been years since the Divergent movies and books blew up, and Allegiant was left unfinished. I wanted to give the characters a finished story in the wizarding world. I’ll be sorting many of the main characters from the Divergent series into their Hogwarts house. I’ll even go into what their lives would have been like if they’d been born into the wizarding world instead of a factioned Chicago.

For those that need a refresher: Gryffindors are brave and reckless, Hufflepuffs are loyal and hard-working, Slytherins are sly and ambitious, and Ravenclaws are wise and creative. Let’s get sorting!

Al: Hufflepuff

Al; Hufflepuff crest
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Al was gone too soon in both the Divergent book and movie. But I loved his character regardless. He’s a Hufflepuff who just got pushed a little too far. He was loyal to Tris until he was convinced she was the reason he wouldn’t make it through Dauntless initiation.

If Al had gone to Hogwarts, he would have loved Care of Magical Creatures. He also would have tried out for the Quidditch team but wouldn’t quite make it until his sixth year. After Hogwarts, Al would have ended up working a desk job in the Ministry.

David: Slytherin

David; Slytherin crest
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Because the movie series was cut short, we never truly got to see how sneaky David, the leader of the Bureau for Genetic Welfare in Chicago, really was. He was a fantastic liar who was able to hide his intentions so well that only a few people were able to see the truth.

Thinking of David at Hogwarts reminds me a little of Tom Riddle. He would have done well in all his classes and eventually would have ventured into the forbidden section of the library. After Hogwarts, David would have gone into the Wizengamot with dreams of becoming Minister of Magic (he would never achieve that dream).

Natalie Prior: Gryffindor

Natalie Prior; Gryffindor crest
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Natalie went into Chicago on a mission to stop Erudite but got sidetracked when she fell in love with Andrew, her husband. However, despite her changing plans, she still ran headfirst into danger if it meant getting closer to achieving her mission and protecting her family.

I see Natalie starting her schooling journey at Beauxbatons before transferring to Hogwarts in her third year. She would have joined the Quidditch team that year, too, becoming the Keeper. After Hogwarts, she would have become a St. Mungo’s Healer.

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Caleb: Ravenclaw

Caleb Prior; Ravenclaw crest
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Of course, the person in Divergent who chose Erudite would be a Ravenclaw. He might not be the brightest or most courageous of the group, but he did seem to want to learn as much as he could. I think he just had a horrible influence that made him lose his way.

Caleb is the Percy Weasley of the Divergent series. He would have been one of the top students in his year. Caleb would also never dream of playing Quidditch, but he would have gone to the games to cheer on his sister for a few years before completely losing interest. After Hogwarts, he would have joined the Wizengamot.

Jack Kang: Ravenclaw

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Jack is the leader of Candor, and while it’s pretty brave to choose to only be truthful in life, I think he valued other qualities that align with Ravenclaw. He was wiser than most of the other leaders and stuck to his rules. I can’t imagine any other house being that rigid (and that’s coming from a Ravenclaw).

If Jack went to Hogwarts, he would have done amazingly in Divination and Charms. He also would have been the Ravenclaw Seeker from his third to seventh years. He would have joined the Wizengamot after Hogwarts but would try his hand at inventing new spells on the side.

Tori Wu: Hufflepuff

Tori; Hufflepuff crest
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It would be too easy (and wrong) to sort Tori into Gryffindor. After her brother’s death, she went on to help other Divergents like him to honor his memory. That’s true loyalty–and that’s what makes her a Hufflepuff.

At Hogwarts, Tori would have excelled in Charms, Transfiguration, and Potions. She also would have been the Hufflepuff Seeker from her second to seventh years. After Hogwarts, Tori would become famous for inventing magical tattoos that move like the portraits in the Wizarding World.

Marcus Eaton: Slytherin

Marcus Eaton; Slytherin crest
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Marcus is one of the sneakiest and cruelest characters in Divergent. From abusing his family to hiding his true intentions as one of Chicago’s leaders, I couldn’t stand him. And while not every Slytherin is evil, this one is. He has all the negative traits from Slytherin with very few of the positive.

If Marcus went to Hogwarts, he would have done well in Defense Against the Dark Arts and Potions. He also would have been one of Slytherin’s Quidditch Team’s Beaters. He would have become an Auror after Hogwarts. However, after messing with some dark magic, he would have been relegated to desk duty.

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Evelyn: Slytherin

Evelyn; Slytherin crest
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Much like her ex-husband Marcus, Evelyn is very sneaky and ambitious. She rose in the ranks of the Factionless in Chicago, biding her time until she could overthrow the city’s rulers. And she did all that while acting like a sorrowful mother.

Much like Natalie, I think Evelyn wouldn’t have started out at Hogwarts; instead, she would transfer there in her third or fourth year from Ilvermorny. She would have joined the Quidditch team as a Chaser in her fifth year.

After Hogwarts, she would have started working in the Ministry of Magic. Over time, she would work her way up to the top of the government. After her divorce from Marcus, however, she would have moved to America and worked as a high-ranking official for the magical government there.

Eric: Gryffindor

Eric; Gryffindor crest
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Yes, Eric was a bad guy in the series. But he wasn’t sneaky or ambitious about it. Eric was just following orders, sometimes letting his anger get the better of him. He was extremely reckless when Tris or Four pushed his buttons, and he constantly ran headfirst into conflict if they were involved.

If Eric went to Hogwarts, he would do well in Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, and Transfiguration. However, he wouldn’t do so well in any “bookish” subjects like History of Magic or Potions. Eric would also be one of the Beaters for the Gryffindor team. He would become an Auror after leaving Hogwarts.

Jeanine: Slytherin

Jeanine Matthews; Slytherin crest
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Jeanine is the perfect example of a woman who fought her way to the top just because she wanted to. She was ambitious and wasn’t letting anyone stop her. Even when she was cornered, she was gaslighting and manipulating her way out of trouble.

At Hogwarts, Jeanine would be the top student of her year, Prefect her fifth and sixth years, and Head Girl her seventh. She would also help come up with Quidditch strategies for her house’s team but never play herself.

After leaving Hogwarts, she would work at the Ministry, quickly rising through the ranks to become Minister of Magic around the time she turned 40. However, it would be short-lived after her dark motivations are revealed to the magical community.

Christina: Hufflepuff

Christina; Hufflepuff crest
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Despite Tris killing Christina’s boyfriend when he was being mind-controlled, her loyalty never wavered. Even when things looked like they were going downhill, Christina stuck with the group. She’s loyal to a fault, and though it caused her more grief than gratitude, Christina never gave up on her friends.

Christina’s best class would be Defense Against the Dark Arts, but she prefers fighting with her fists. She’d also be one of Hufflepuff’s best Chasers. She’d become an Auror after Hogwarts, quickly rising to the rank of Head Auror.

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Peter: Slytherin

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Peter just wanted to be the best, whether that was in Chicago or with the Bureau for Genetic Welfare. He was willing to do anything to achieve his goals, including selling out anyone and lying to save his own skin. I couldn’t imagine him fitting in anywhere but Slytherin.

If Peter went to Hogwarts, he’d be average in all of his classes. And while he puts on a tough front to everyone at the school, he really enjoys spending time with magical animals and flying. He’d be a Prefect in his fifth and sixth years, as well as a Beater for the Slytherin team.

After Hogwarts, he’d start working as an Auror because it’s what’s expected of him. However, as the cases wore him out, he’d change careers to work in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.

Tobias “Four” Eaton: Gryffindor

Tobias "Four" Eaton; Gryffindor crest
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It was a bit difficult to choose between Hufflepuff and Gryffindor for Tobias, but I think he has more Gryffindor traits. Tobias can be a bit reckless – especially when it comes to Tris – and extremely hardheaded.

Tobias would obviously do well in Defense Against the Dark Arts, but he’d also surprise himself and others with how well he does in Divination. Tobias would join the Quidditch team as the Keeper in his third year, and he would then convince Tris to try out in her second year.

He’d become an Auror straight out of Hogwarts but would find he doesn’t care much for the job a few years in. By the time Tris finishes her time at Hogwarts, Tobias would have changed careers to be an Unspeakable in the Ministry.

Tris Prior: Gryffindor

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Though she is Divergent in her series, she’d have no trouble being sorted into just one house – Gryffindor. She’s both reckless and courageous. Divergent is full of headstrong characters, but Tris is the most stubborn of them all.

At Hogwarts, Tris would do well in Divination, Charms, and Potions. She’d also be naturally skilled in Occlumency. In her second year, Tobias would convince her to join the Quidditch team as a Chaser, but in her fifth year, she’d become a Beater.

After Hogwarts, she’d follow in her mother’s footsteps to become a Healer at St. Mungo’s. However, like Tobias, she’d want a career change quickly. So, she’d become a bounty hunter and work closely with Aurors, catching fugitive wizards and witches.