The Capitol Games is a FanFiction written by 'VividlyVisceral' of fanfiction.net and is based on the young adult trilogy Literature/TheHungerGames.

For the Quarter Quell, a shocking twist is added to the Hunger Games: It will be Capitol children who are reaped. For the Districts, it is delicious justice served at last. For twenty-four Capitol children it is a death penalty they never expected to receive after relishing for their whole lives. Now they do something they thought only District children ever did: Fight to the death for the entertainment of the masses.

It is notable for both being longer than the actual published books themselves, and for being the only story of its kind (submit-your-own-character) approved by most of the community. The story can be found [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6091393/1/The_Capitol_Games here]].

Unfortunately it never been finished and may remain unfinished forever. Blame the creator.

Now with its own Character Page!

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbusiveParents: Marshall. Well, one abusive parent.
** Mars Donovan, the mentor from District 2, is exactly the same as Marshall. ''Exactly''.
* AccidentalMurder: Evon never ''meant'' to shoot that Peacekeeper...
* ActionGirl: Natalia.
* ActualPacifist: At least one character, Koriana, has decided not to fight.
* AdaptationExpansion: It's longer than The Hunger Games. And it's only just gotten to the arena.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Natalia mentions it's taking Jasse forever to use the bathroom. It's suggested that he's taking care of other business.
* AdultsAreUseless: Even more so than in Literature/TheHungerGames. Not only do the parents not try to stop their children being taken away, the kids often had to be the "grown-up", strong ones during their goodbyes.
* AerithAndBob
* TheAlcoholic: Vernon, the mentor from District 5.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Played straight with Vinel/Cotton, subverted with Britney whom no one seems to want.
* AlliterativeName: Varro Vociferor.
* AlternateUniverseFic: Katniss and Peeta ''sort of'' did their thing [[spoiler: Katniss was sniped, only Peeta was crowned a victor]], but the Hunger Games still exist.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Laco wants to make sure Ari wins. End of story.
** Brandit takes this attitude toward Natalia as well.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: And how! But this ''is'' the Capitol.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Britney has a few, but she loves them anyway. Several other competitors could be thought of as that little sibling.
** Inverted with Galaxy, who is an annoying older sister.
* AnyoneCanDie: Sort of comes with the territory of being an AU of 'the Hunger Games' trilogy.
* AttemptedRape: [[spoiler:Ferroh saved Ashen from a group of rapists.]]
* AuthorAppeal: The gore, death, rape... Vividly Visceral has a violent set of tastes.
* BackAlleyDoctor: Dr. Galen has never actually provided credentials, persay. But Evon is desperate...
* BandOfBrothers: Marshall, Diego and Montserrat. Their bromance is one of the most singularly ''sweet'' things about The Capitol Games.
* BattleCouple: Natalia and Brandit.
* BearsAreBadNews:
** One District 10 mentor won by riding in on a bear mutt and massacring his opponents.
** The arena sports trees with Bear markings. The tributes are rightfully terrified. [[spoiler: Particularly once Jasse is mauled to death.]]
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. [[spoiler: Only a day in and Natalia's cheek is torn up and the other girls/guys are looking more than a bit ragged.]]
* BeneathTheMask: Ari tries her best to be a good little pop star, but after her reaping, she just can't take it anymore.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Galaxy subscribes to this idea.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Ferroh might not have seemed like the most likely to go off into a murderous rage, but after his training session...
* {{BFS}}: Brandit uses a ''claymore'' during the bloodbath fight.
* BigDamnHeroes: How Cotton volunteers to save her sister Glitz, ending with a loud, confident "-and I'm going to win these games!"
* BittersweetEnding: Guaranteed.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Vince.
* BlackBestFriend: What Ferroh is to Ashe, Quinn and BB.
* BloodSport: The Hunger Games.
* BloodierAndGorier: The gore gets much more [[{{Squick}} squicky]] and descriptive than the cource material, before the Games are even reached.
* BloodyHandprint: Poor Evon is forced to inflict this against Jasse's chest for the chariot rides. With her own blood.
* {{Bookworm}}: Faye-Anna. Heck, her reaping chapter is even titled "Intelligent Reader".
* BreakTheCutie: Several of the kids, notably Liotta, Holland, Britney, Faye-Anna, and Galaxy seem to be going this direction.
* BrokenBird: Several of the female tributes/mentors, namely Ari Saint-Claire.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Faye-Anna's brother and sister are engaged.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Ari tries very hard to please her father for most of her life, but when he brings her agent in with him for their final goodbye, she snaps.
* CampStraight: Holland insists he isn't gay, although admits he exhibits some traits that might suggest he is.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Holland.
* ChekhovsSkill: Pretty much every useful ability the kids have counts as one. They don't ''need'' them to survive in the Capitol, they never ''expected'' to be entered into the Hunger Games. They just picked them up for their own enjoyment.
* CheshireCatGrin: Iilvsea seems to sport one, as commented on by several of the tributes who have met with her.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Both played straight by some of the younger girls, who are too sweet and pure to really do much, and subverted by some of the others. Notably Vince.
* ChildrenForcedToKill: Comes with the territory.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Cotton [[spoiler: to some degree with Vinel around other girls.]]
* ClosedCircle
* CloserToEarth: On average, the female characters are more likely to be the nonviolent, sweet types. Subverted with Natalia, who looks bluntly at the facts and forms a Career group, ignoring the fact that the other girls dislike her for it.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: After the Quarter Quell, the tributes realize they're living in one.
* CreepyChild: Vince is one of the youngest children, but he's also the most eager to kill.
* CreepyTwins: The Gamemakers Winn and Remy.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Sugar the party crasher.]]
** [[spoiler: Whatever disfigured Britney's body made it look like it had been stabbed with a mechanical drill set to full power.]]
* CuddleBug: Francesca and Holland are both happy, cuddly sorts. Especially together.
* DamselInDistress: Laco has decided Ari is one. It seems likely that she is, despite her proficiency with a bow and arrow, but it is yet-unproved.
* DanceOfRomance: Ari and Laco's waltz atop their chariot during the chariot rides.
* DarkActionGirl: Natalia also has elements of this.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than Literature/TheHungerGames, believe it or not.
* DeadlyGame: The Hunger Games.
* DeathFromAbove: The unidentified "sky mutt".
* DepravedHomosexual: [[spoiler: Antony. Oh dear god Antony.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: A Capitol citizen sneaks into the big pre-Games party. The Gamemakers' response? Reduce her to a bloody, inhuman-looking stain on the floor. And from what it sounded like, do it ''very slowly''.]]
* DontGoInTheWoods: Or, preferably, don't go into the games at all. The woods promise a particularly spectacular variety of horrors, however, considering the author's style.
* {{Doorstopper}}: If this thing was in print form, picking it up could probably break your arm.
* DramaticEllipsis: Vivid is fond of these.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Galaxy.]]
* DrivenToVillainy: Natalia.
* DrowningMySorrows: At least one of the mentors, Vernon.
* DuelToTheDeath: For rather obvious reasons.
* DyingAlone: [[spoiler: Julian dies, starving and face down in the mud, alone.]]
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: Jason knows that should he survive he most certainly become a psychopathic murderer like his mentor Antony, so he invokes this.]]
* DysfunctionJunction
* EarnYourHappyEnding: If you want to survive, twenty-three other more-or-less innocent children have to die. Achieving this is a slow and painful process.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Future tributes or their families of the sequel 'the Vicious Games' pop up here and there.
* ElectronicEyes: [[spoiler: Iilvsea has a sniper's crosshair in her right eye instead of a pupil/iris.]]
* EmbarrassingTattoo: Cotton has a nice embarrassing unicorn tattoo on her hip.
* EmotionalFainting: Britney fainted on stage, causing her to miss her final goodbye to her family.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Subverted with Vince.
* EvilLaugh: Vince has one.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Has Iilvsea opened her eyes wider than a crack yet?
* EyeScream: When the bear got [[spoiler:Jasse]], it chewed through his eyeball.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Freaking. One!]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Iilvsea Crane seems to be an embodiment this trope.
* {{Fingore}}: Evon's hands.
* FirstKiss: [[spoiler:Cotton/Vinel]] share theirs during the ShockParty.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Natalia.
** TheDragon: Brandit.
** TheSmartGuy: Jasse was arguably the smartest for ditching that [[AHouseDivided collapsing]] alliance when he had the chance.
** TheBigGuy: All of the men were brought in for this reasoning, but Vinel seems to serve only this purpose to the Capitol Careers.
** TheDarkChick: Cotton.
* FlirtyStepsiblings: Monty and Eresenda, although he's ObliviousToLove for most of it, and it's a rather angsty version.
* ForWantOfANail: [[spoiler:Katniss is killed by a sniper rather than allowed to win with Peeta,]] ensuring that the rebellion failed and the Capitol continues to reign supreme.
* FreudianExcuse: Subverted. Vince's [[spoiler: mother murdered his father]], but he's not evil ''because'' of it. It just makes her the target of his murderous insanity. Hopefully, for the sake of the readers' delicate compositions, [[TemptingFate we'll never learn how ''that'' came about.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: Ferroh makes a point of saying he has a soft spot for younger tributes.
* GenderBlenderName: George the escort. The ''female'' escort.
* GentleGiant: Ferroh is awfully intimidating, but awfully kind, when he's not [[BerserkButton going a bit crazy]].
** Diego is often described as large, but is hardly violent.
* GenkiGirl: Francesca is very energetic and talkative.
* GetItOverWith: [[spoiler: How Jason greets the Career group. They mistakenly think it's a trap.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Jason dies smiling, proud of how 'this is ending'.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Marshall has a nice long one running down the side of his face. Whether it's a good or an evil scar is undetermined.
* {{Gorn}}: The author has professed her deep fondness for violence and gore. If it's not fun for the readers, it's fun for her at the very least.
* GroinAttack: Monty deals one to Vinel while escaping the cornucopia.
** One is also employed against Cotton.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Played with. The majority of the males use swords, lances and poles and at least two of the girls (Ari Saint-Claire and Minerva Nanaia) use bows and arrows, but there are several aversions.
* HangoverSensitivity: Ava comments that Holland struggles through his interview because of his hangover.
* HasTwoMommies: Assorted ones of the characters have lesbian guardians. It must be a Capitol thing.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Francesca.
* TheHedonist: Francesca's only focus in life is being happy and having fun, even in the days between her reaping and the beginning of the Games.
* HiddenDepths: The mentors are slowly, begrudgingly revealing theirs.
* HomeBase: The dome made of roses for the Capitol-career group.
* HornedHairdo: Ares the Gamemaker fashions his hair into ram horn.
* HowlOfSorrow: Markie does this when taken away from Liotta, apparently knowing his master might not coming home. [[spoiler: She isn't.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Ferroh and Faye-Anna, Diego and Koriana.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Some of the kids behave this way towards the Quell, but Sapphire takes honorable mention for crying about how unfair the Games she'd supported her whole life were to her mentor who cut off both his legs to feed his allies back during his Hunger Games.
* IKnowKarate: Most of the tributes have some sort of skill that could potentially help them in the arena.
** Jasse actually ''does'' know martial arts. [[spoiler: Doesn't help him much when he's assaulted by a bear mutt.]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Ari ''really'' would rather not be a pop star, thank you very much.
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: Courtesy of Vince, we have
--> "To be honest I was expecting more ferocious muttations, this being a Quarter Quell and all, but it's been rather quiet so far. Almost too quiet."
* IceQueen: Natalia, probably of the DeadpanSnarker or the AlphaBitch variety.
* InfantImmortality: Very, ''very'' averted. The whole point of the series is killing fictional children (and the odd young adult)).
* IncrediblyLamePun: The escort Boo jumps out on stage dressed like a ghost to make her entrance. Ha. Ha. Ha. Overlaps with PunnyName, for that scene alone.
** The Gamemaker Ares wears his hair style after ram horns.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Idola somehow jumps to the conclusion that the Quarter Quell announcement party was canceled because she fainted.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Several, including mentors like Eden and tributes like Natalia.
* JustFriends: Francesca and Holland.
* KickTheDog: Evon is practically turning into a punching bag for unfortunate events...
* {{Kidanova}}: Julian.
* KillEmAll: Ninety-five percent of the main characters are doomed by default.
* KilledOffForReal: All but one of the tributes.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Liotta.]]
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Allies, romantic interests, etc., all have to die if you want to survive. Even then, your parents and loved ones at home are immediately at risk if you refuse to comply with the Capitol's demands.
* LaResistance: Ari is secretly a member of one.
** There are members of an Anti-Hunger Games group who infiltrate the party. [[spoiler: Two get killed.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Namer]], missing and presumed dead.
* LotteryOfDoom: The reaping.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Subverted. [[spoiler: Vinel says he was waiting to just ''know'' when he met a girl. He tells Cotton that this was the case when he met her, but [[EveryoneCanSeeIt others]] are not shy about informing her he's more fond of his engaged District partner.]]
* LoveTriangle: [[spoiler: Minerva, Vinel and Cotton]]
* LyricalDissonance: Natalia singing a song about loyally standing by someone for the purpose of outdoing Ari Saint-Claire. Natalia's not really big on loyalty that interferes with her agenda.
* MadDoctor: Doctor Galen seems to ''reek'' of this trope.
* MeaningfulName: WordOfGod states that the twin Gamemakers 'Winn' and 'Remy' are named after the gun companies Winchester and Remington.
** Galen is the name of the MadDoctor character, and also an historical doctor and philosopher.
** Ari means ''Lion''. [[spoiler: Namer means ''Leopard''.]] Coincidence?
*** And Laco is patterned with ''Zebra'' stripes. Animal symbolism?
** One of the Gamemakers is named 'Pestil'. Seeing as that particular Gamemaker is a withered old man, it's not much of a jump between 'Pestil' and 'Pestilence' - the name of one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
*** Word Of God confirms it. The Horseman of 'Plague'.
** Vociferor means 'shout'. Naturally, Varro Vociferor is a loudmouth TV presenter.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Brandit finishing off Jason.]]
** And then subverted. [[spoiler:Julian can't bring himself to kill Jasse.]]
* MissingMom: Julian. Though he doesn't seem to really care.
** Also Jason, who ''does'' seem to care.
* MistakenForGay: Holland.
* MomentOfSilence: Brandit has one [[spoiler: for Jason.]]
* MoodWhiplash: The Gamemakers have called Evon up to speak with her about her hands! Yes! They're going to heal her! Now she'll have a chance! Now they- will tell her they will ''not'' be fixing her hands because her status as a human being has been revoked. Uh...
** Ferroh and Faye-Anna are having a fluffy moment for their budding alliance by Ferroh piggybacking Faye-Anna to the training centre for a bandage. What's that moving pile of flesh on the ground...?
* MoralityPet: Faye-Anna to Ferroh. Invoked word-for-word, and quite intentionally.
** Liotta/Lily to Vince. Might have been a MoralityChain, if [[spoiler: he didn't murder her himself.]]
* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Zigzagged. Many of the characters first focus on the fact that Iilvsea's grandfather was Head Gamemaker before her, but she's proven to be a quite monstrous and creative Gamemaker in her own right.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Britney, who only woke up from her faint after she'd been taken away from her family to die. Zig-Zagged in that she hasn't died ''yet'', but probably will, still without saying goodbye. [[spoiler: Played straight, she's dead.]]
** Marshall, whose father forbid the family from seeing him.
** Koriana, whose parents just plain old didn't show up.
** Diego, whose aunt [[spoiler: was killed sometime before/during the reaping.]]
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Don't get on Iilvsea Crane's bad side. Just don't.
* NobodyPoops: Subverted. Vinel explicitly states they're all holding off on going to the bathroom in fear of being attacked while relieving themselves.
* NonActionGuy: Holland.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: The mentor Nikolai cut off his legs to feed his allies when he was in the Hunger Games.
* [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Innocence]]: Vince is not as shy and meek as he seems.
* OddFriendship: Marshall, Montserrat and Diego.
* OhCrap: Ferroh's immediate reaction to realizing just how fast that deer was.
* {{Ojou}}: Ari has this air to her, and is certainly respected by most of the other characters.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Liotta looks to be about eight years old, despite being of reaping age.
* OnlyOneName: Diego.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The narrative makes sure to mention that Iilvsea fully opens her eyes as the Games begin.
* OriginalCharacter: Twenty-four tributes, their friends, families, townspeople, past victors- then Capitolites including escorts, media personalities, gamemakers and politicians. A ''lot''.
* OverlyLongName: Francesca Emmeline von Bardot.
** Montserrat Pierre de Saint-Phillipe.
* PaintingTheMedium: Expect particularly sing-song lines to be accompanied by a pretty little tilde.
* PantyShot: Koriana's costume for the chariot ride has her underwear on full display. Apparently to show her [[FlatWhat 'innocent side']].
* PetTheDog: Natalia gets a moment like this with Brandit towards the end of the party. He even muses that it's interesting to see her vulnerable side.
** Julian to "Julia" the Avox as well, [[spoiler: although he inadvertently causes her execution.]]
* PeekABangs: Evon.
** Koriana as well. Also the only part of her hair that is her natural black. ).
* PerspectiveReversal: Due to the nature of the Quarter Quell, it's the Capitol citizens who are freaking out over losing their children while the Districts sit back, laugh, and watch the carnage.
* PluckyGirl: Francesca. It's an ice cave! They've ''gotta'' check it out!
* PurpleEyes: Sapphire and Holland, although it's quite possible they are unnatural in both cases.
* QuickNip: Idola has one before the Quell card is read out.
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler:The attempted rape of Ferroh's friend Ashen, in his backstory.]]
* RapunzelHair: Liotta's parents make her grow this as part of her angel image.
** Galaxy has this as well.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: To a much lesser degree than in much fiction. While most dialogue between characters is spotless, the narrators' thoughts often include pauses and stuttering, especially when something surprising has just occurred.
* ReallyGetsAround: Vinel and Julian and hinted to be like this.
* RecklessGunUsage: Evon shouldn't have tried to take that old gun along. She ends up [[spoiler: reaped, disfigured, hated, and succeptible to Dr. Galen's offer...]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Cotton pulls one of these after Vinel skips out on her.]]
* ScaryBlackMan: How many of the contestants see Ferroh.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Evon tries to run away from the Capitol on reaping day with her father's antique gun. It didn't end well.
** Jasse tries leaving the careers this way. [[spoiler: on the way, he gets eaten by a bear.]]
* ShipperOnDeck: Laco's stylist isn't insinuating that he and Ari would make a cute couple. Of course she isn't! Don't be ridiculous. But she is ''awfully'' pretty, don't you think, dear?
* ShockParty: As if being forced to attend a party celebrating a BloodSport you yourself have been chosen to participate in, Ferroh and Faye-Anna get the added experience of [[spoiler: running into three of the Gamemakers standing over the mutilated body of a party crasher.]]
* ShutUpKiss: [[spoiler:Vinel pulls this on Cotton.]] It's also their first kiss.
* SignatureStyle: Vividly Visceral is quite fond of tildes, ellipses, and dashes.
* SingleMindedTwins: The CreepyTwins Winn and Remy move in synchronisation and often speak the exact same lines in unison.
* SoHappyTogether: Minerva and Vidar had been planning their wedding. Then Minerva got reaped...
* StalkerWithACrush: Depending on how you look at Laco's interest in Ari, it comes off as this sometimes, especially in the beginning.
* StepfordSmiler: Iilvsea. She's usually polite and smiling, even while she's torturing people to death.
* {{Streetwalker}}: It takes a second to notice, but this is Gleda Raine's profession.
* SlasherSmile: Antony, a District 1 mentor, is described as having one.
** Iilvsea may also count, considering.
* SwitchingPOV: As with most SYOC stories.
* TakingTheBullet: Diego throws himself over his allies and takes a barrage of bee stings for them.
* TearsOfJoy: When Minerva receives a gift of food from a sponsor, this is her reaction.
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler: Possibly Iilvsea Crane after Koriana's song.]]
* TechnicolorEyes: A common Capitol alteration.
* TeensAreMonsters: When forced into it, kids in the Hunger Games are willing to kill. Sometimes eager.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The Capitol-Careers. [[spoiler: It doesn't last long.]]
* ThemeNaming: The stories in the series are all "The *insert seven-lettered word here* Games.
* ThereCanOnlyBeOne
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill
* TooDumbToLive: Ari stops her ally from killing Vince, falling completely from his [[TastesLikeDiabetes overly childish behavior]].
* TrueCompanions: Marshall, Diego and Montserrat's alliance.
* {{Tsundere}}: Natalia toward Brandit, and also Cotton for Vinel.
* TwoFirstNames: Faye-Anna Cholores.
* UmbrellaDrink: Ferroh and his friends have a few of these before the reaping.
* UnfortunateNames: A VERY good portion of the escorts. Special mention goes to 'Quiche'.
* UnnamedParent: Several, including more than a few unnamed siblings.
* WasItReallyWorthIt: Is becoming a murderer and possibly a nightmare-hounded, alcoholic, drug-abusing SexSlave worth winning?
* WhamLine: "-they're sending ''Capitol kids!''"
** An exchange between Iilvsea Crane and Evon:
-->''"...why...-why can't you do something-?"''
-->''"Because you are no longer of human status."''
* TheWorfEffect: How many times has Natalia been beaten? Quite a few.
** Koriana as well, although she dyed her hair (leaving her bangs their original black).
* WingedHumanoid: Liotta. [[spoiler: Briefly Jason, before he ''forcibly rips them out'']]
* WingsDoNothing: Except cause ''great'' pain, as Liotta [[spoiler: and Jason]] know.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Notably Diego.
* WomanScorned: Cotton takes [[spoiler:Vinel abandoning her]] very badly. Like, [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge really]] badly.
* WouldHitAGirl: Marshall makes it clear he will have no problem taking care of Natalia. To be fair, she feels the same.
** Vince certainly would.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Most, if not 90% of the Capitol citizens have this.