~ Contains spoilers ~
The film starts off at the end of the previous film,The Maze Runner
In The Maze Runner,Newt became the leader of the gladers after alby sacrificed himself to the half-machine, bug-insect grievers to save his friends.Since then,Newt has gained maturity and wisdom.A tattoo on his neck read ‘The Glue.’
Teresa was the first girl-and the last person ever-sent to the glade for the Maze Runner.Her connection to Thomas becomes somewhat complicated in Scorch Trials.
A teenage boy who was a Runner in the Glade. He discovered that he had a part in helping WICKED and building the Maze when he was stung by a Griever. He has the ability to speak telepathically with Aris, Teresa, and Brenda. The tattoo on the back of his neck that was given to him by WICKED researchers says “to be killed by Group B”. Thomas struggles with many conflicts throughout the book, such as becoming the real leader, being betrayed by Teresa, and most importantly, surviving the Scorch. This causes him to become confused and hurt. During the trip he falls for Brenda.
A girl from Canada who was turning into a Crank. Both Jorge and Brenda help lead the Gladers through the Scorch. Brenda leads Thomas after they become separated from the rest of the group, and eventually falls in love with him.
Thomas may seem like the leader, but Minho is the real real leader.He is determined to defeat Wicked once and for all, same as everyone else.Minho shows a lot of bravery throughout the film.
Cranks are civilians that are slowly going crazy.The are infected with the flare, which slowly eats their brain.Some Cranks are only half-crazy, like the ones Thomas meets at the party.
Similar to Brenda, Jorge is a Crank who hasn’t quite gone crazy yet. He’s the leader of the sane-Cranks. He’s Hispanic, and he likes to call people hermano, the Spanish word for “brother.” We should probably pay attention to him, seeing that he gets saved by WICKED at the end of the Trials, just like Brenda.
Aris is the kid who takes Teresa’s spot in the dormitories at the beginning of the book. He’s Teresa’s Group B equivalent, as he was sent, comatose, to the Maze that was occupied by girls, just as Teresa was sent, comatose, to the Maze that was occupied by boys.
Winston is the first person to die.He dies whilst collecting supplies after they escaped from WCKD. Where they were looting, what they didn’t know was cranks were stalking them. He gets bitten in the chest which slowly infects him…so he shoots himself(which you don’t see, you hear).
Wicked is the people who are researching on the immunes, to find a cure to the flare.They will do anything to finish their project, they even put them in the glade and made the grievers (spider looking creatures).Teresa even betrays his friends and works for WCKD.
The Red Arm
This is another team, basically the opposite of WCKD.All of the people in Red arm are either immunes or remaining civilians.Unfortunately Teresa finds a way to contact WCKD which basically cause everyone to die there and Minho gets captured.
Benji Birch, 7M