1. What went into this character's design and why? Be specific!
Over time, I’ve cultivated a little garden of keywords for Tris, some of which I planned at the start, but most of which emerged gradually. Here are a few of the ones that have come into play the most:
Tris is meant to have the kind of personality that makes any room brighter and warmer for her presence, like a ray of sun, and her Sybal and Power is very much an outward reflection of that personality. She is also an eternal optimist, and resolutely chases after even the faintest silver lining. There are few things she loves more than seeing her fellow citizens smile, enjoy life, and spread a little light of their own.
When she was a child, her father called her “pichona arna” (little moth) whenever she got into places she shouldn’t or pulled a reckless stunt. The comparison stuck with her bitterly after the accident that cost h