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An OriginalCharacterTournament taking place on [[http://deviantart.com/ deviantArt]] and hosted by [[http://iahdo.deviantart.com Iahdo]]. This tournament is set 75 years before the beginning of ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' trilogy. It was completed on February 3rd, 2013.

As punishment for the attempt to overthrow their oppressive government, each of the 12 districts that comprise the nation of Panem are subjected to send one boy and one girl between the ages 12 and 18 to fight to the death in a staged arena. Only one may come out alive...

Your character happens to be one of the 24 unlucky tributes chosen for these gladiatorial games. Blood and tears will be spilled, alliances will be forged and broken, trickery and deceit will be used, but will your character go to such extremes in order to survive? Or will they seek to accomplish something more for their friends, family, or even their country?

A guide of the rounds can be found in the [[{{Trivia/HungerGamesOCT}} trivia page.]]

We now have a [[{{Characters/HungerGamesOCT}} Character page!]]



[[folder: Major spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk! ]]

!Tropes pertaining to this OCT:
!!General Tropes
* AerithAndBob
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: The Capitol fashions include dying your skin various colors. Capitol celebrity Eagle Vasp, also a stylist in the first few Hunger Games, has blue feathers and skin. Her employee, who simply goes by the name "blue", has bright blue skin. Patricia, Rottie Beten's stylist, has purple skin.
* AnyoneCanDie
* BreakTheCutie: Ginger Darton's story is full of this
* ChildrenForcedToKill: Tributes have to be between 12 to 18 years of age.
* DeadlyGame
* HeroesPreferSwords: Many tributes and characters use swords. These include Azlin Bluestone, Garrett Lykke, Rettie Benethe, and Ellie Barmier. Subverted for Aras Duval, since he doesn't actually know how to use it (simply part of the uniform).
** President Kane also prefers swords but few would call him a "hero."
* HeroicBSOD: This happens to MANY people, including [[spoiler: Ginger Darton, Rhona Velaro, and Ame Gater]]
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: For the tributes, at least.
* LeapOfFaith: This caused Icarus to get her scar when she was younger.
* MamaBear: This applies to several tributes, including Ginger, Nara, and Rettie.
* SacrificialLamb: In the tournament, there are 24 people originally chosen. 23 of them are likely to die.
* SnowMeansCold: This happens in the Forbidden City in Round Two. Could also double as SnowMeansDeath
* SoProudOfYou: Tidus says this when Ame is Reaped for the Games. Unfortunatley, it's not very comforting.
* TakeMeInstead: Nara volunteers for the Games so another girl wouldn't have to participate.
* TakeThat: Vinca Sylvestris to Ozimandias Dio. On ''live television.'' "Dio can suck me off; I've got the job he wanted!"
* TeacherStudentRomance: Between Ellie and her mentor Zaneth.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: The Capitol only wants one winner of the Hunger Games.
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: District 13 went boom.
* WeatherOfWar: The Gamemakers can control the weather, from storms to blizzards, to clear skies, to avalanches.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Several Capitol citizens, including Gamemaker Ludus, escort Jupiter Glee, escort Tropaz Periwinkle and, in part, stylist Vinca Sylvestris. In a similar vein, Velma Twipp has purple hair and Titanianus Starr has ''rainbow''.


[[folder:Round 1]]
* [[spoiler: BuryYourGays: Asher sadly was killed by Ginger's Boomerang.]]
* CurseCutShort: Upon realizing that Icarus stole his bag, Ame utters "Son of a-" before the panels cut to the two running.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Icarus dies by falling to her death in an almost bottomless chasm.]]
* FourElementEnsemble: Tress's Round 1 entry involved an arena based on the elements.
* ForeignCussWord: Unfortunately, Garrett understands French, and promptly scolds him for his language in Ame's entry.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Icarus and Ginger]]
* [[spoiler: TheGreatFlood]]: The climax of Round 1 in Ofelia's entry.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Kallen doesn't die by falling off a building, bur rather by stabbing himself with his own machete when he landed.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Azlin]] gets swept away after saving [[spoiler:Ame]] from the water rushing through the Gamemaker's pipe trap. [[spoiler:Ame survives. She doesn't.]]
* LandmarkOfLore: In Ofelia's entry, the arena's "ancient temple in the jungle" setting closely resembles Angkor Wat. The round ends with Ofelia stumbling upon the Forbidden City.
* [[spoiler: NeckSnap: Carsten kills Levis this way.]]
* SymbolSwearing: A variation of this happens when Ame opens his backpack. He swears, but it's replaced by elven lettering. WordOfGod says it fit Ame's theme better.
** BilingualBonus: The elven lettering is from Tolkien and, when translated to common, reads as "Rhachon le!" Which, in turn, translates to "I curse you!" in Forgotten Realms Elven.
* TactfulTranslation: Subverted. In Garrett's round, when Ame acts as the middleman between Garrett and Azlin, he translate's Garrett's claim that Azlin is pretty to "He said you're ugly."

[[folder:Round 2]]
* [[spoiler: AccidentalMurder: Ame didn't MEAN to stab Ginger.]]
* AutomatedAutomobiles: Rottie's Round 2 features A gamemaker trap is a deadly car that drives itself. Doubles as a [[HomicideMachines Homicide Machine.]]
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler: Ginger]] ends up coughing up blood before [[spoiler: her death.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: Deconstructed; Ame's only ''acting'' like a narcissistic, overconfident jerk. This is cemented with Ginger mentioning this and his own hallucinations saying that he's useless and going to die anyway. Though the deaths of other tributes throughout the Games doesn't help either.
* CorruptTheCutie: This occurs in Round 2 when Lunar [[spoiler: teams up with Jack Rackam]].
* CouldntFindAPen: BEWARE OF DOG!
* [[spoiler: DeathByIrony: Ruck's strategy is to hit you with an axe until you stop moving. Which is exactly what Rottie did to him.]]
* FoodAsBribe: Rettie does this to try and ally with Carsten.
* {{Hallucinations}}: Ame suffers from these in Round 2.
* HallOfMirrors: Ame ends up in one of these. It may qualify as a...
** HouseOfBrokenMirrors: Played With; In Round Two, [[spoiler: Ame breaks all the mirrors in a maze because the halucination-induced reflections of his friends, enemies, and allies are telling him that he's worthless.]]
* InvulnerableKnuckles: Subverted; Ame lacerates his hand after punching a mirror.
* LandmarkOfLore: Garrett's Round 2 takes place in the Forbidden City.
* MirrorMonster: One takes the form of [[spoiler: hands that pull Ame into a Gamemaker trap]] and the other takes the form of [[spoiler: Tidus Gater, induced by a hallucination.]]
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: Played With; The reflection is [[spoiler: Ame's brother instead.]]
* OnlyAFleshWound: Subverted; The machete wound on Rottie's shoulder is not only infected, but also painful and prevents her form using her left arm.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Garrett's Round Two features jiangshi, a chinese hopping zombie.
* ReducedToRatburgers: Carsten is so deprived of food, he's willing to eat corn with worms in it.
* TheSwarm: A swarm of unknown insects attacks Lunar and it leads to [[ImpairmentShot hallucinations.]]
* SomeKindOfForceField: Rottie comes across the force field keeping the tributes in the arena. [[spoiler: She then uses it to stop the Gamemaker's trap car.]]
* TheyDiedBecauseOfYou: Ame is told this by [[spoiler: his hallucinations]].
* YankTheDogsChain: They HAD to TAKE AWAY THE ''WATER?!''

[[folder:Round 3]]
* HelpfulHallucination: In Round 3, Ame's father is this and doubles as a SpiritAdvisor.
* ShieldSurf: Garrett and Ofelia do this to survive an avalanche.

[[folder:Tropes found in multiple Rounds]]
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: In the first round, Rettie jams her hairstick into Ellie's eye to make her drop her weapon. In the second, Rhona stabs Caleb through the eye with a Muttation horn.]]
* FriendOrFoe: First, Ginger mistakes [[spoiler: Asher Theorella from district 10]] for a Career Tribute. Then, later, Ame thinks [[spoiler: Ginger]] is a hallucination and [[spoiler: [[SelfOffense nearly stabs her.]]]]
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Rettie died in a flood, and Ginger was stabbed in the stomach.]]
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Carsten does this to Levis after she swallows her own poison dart, and then Rottie attempts to do this to Rucks..]]
* [[spoiler: OffWithHisHead: Played Straight and Played With; In the former, Jack Rackam cuts Jadeite's head off... with an ax, of course. In the latter, Rottie hacked at Ruck's neck with her hatchet as a MercyKill.]]
* SanitySlippage: Lunar and Rottie slowly delve into madness throughout the first two rounds.