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* NotLikeOtherGirls: Katniss tends to do this a lot, as she was taught everything useful by her father and has a very much rose-tinted view of him, especially compared to her mother, who is too overcome with depression to properly care for her daughters. Prim is too sweet and innocent to hunt, so Katniss is the sole breadwinner in her family and there are no other female hunters mentioned in District 12, so Katniss tends to view herself as the only competent female her age and behaves territorially when another girl is just as competent as her, such as any of the Career girls or Johanna Mason. She only seems to like other girls when they are sweet and innocent so she can protect them (Prim, Rue) or defer to her - she claims in ''Catching Fire'' that she and Madge have become friends, since unlike other girls in the District, ''they'' don't sit around talking about boys and clothes, even though [[{{Hypocrite}} Katniss was just gushing about the new outfits Cinna sent her and angsting over the fact she has feelings for both Gale and Peeta.]]



* ProtagonistCentredMorality: Katniss tends to demonise other people for things that are totally fine for her to do. For instance, she constantly talks about how the Career Tributes are evil murderers, yet in both Games she participates in, she obsesses constantly about how much she wants to kill them and in ''Catching Fire'', ''she'' is the first one to go on the offensive and even mentions that she wants to shoot Johanna merely for snapping at her.
** She also states in disgust that a gold pin owned by Madge could feed a family in District Twelve for a month, but when Cinna gives her a dress covered in jewels, she makes no such protest and instead gushes about how pretty she looks.



** He gets an undeserved bad rep for being this in ''Catching Fire'' as well. He displays these traits the first day of [[spoiler:the Quarter Quell - at the Cornucopia (because he can't swim - and even then, he drowns another tribute in self-defence) and when they're fleeing from the poisonous gas (because he's weak after getting severely electrocuted mere hours before).]] However the rest of the time he's either [[spoiler:fighting monkey mutts with Katniss and Finnick, carrying Beetee around the arena, creating a map of the clock, doing all he can to ensure that Katniss survives at the cost of his own life, killing Brutus who is one of their toughest competitors, or generally contributing as much as anyone else in the party.]] He was also the one who made sure himself, Katniss and Haymitch were prepared for [[spoiler:the Quell by forcing the other two to train with him, both physically and survival skills-wise, and meticulously studying their competition to find out what the other victors' strength and weaknesses were.]]

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** He gets an undeserved bad rep for being this in ''Catching Fire'' as well. He displays these traits the first day of [[spoiler:the Quarter Quell - at the Cornucopia (because he can't swim - and even then, he drowns another tribute in self-defence) and when they're fleeing from the poisonous gas (because he's weak after getting severely electrocuted mere hours before).]] before, though that was his fault for just casually hacking through the plants and not bothering to be more mindful of his surroundings, so he walked right into the barrier)]], and it's Peeta that ends up startling the monkey mutts into attacking himself, Katniss and Finnick. However the rest of the time he's either [[spoiler:fighting monkey mutts with Katniss and Finnick, [[spoiler: carrying Beetee around the arena, creating a map of the clock, doing all he can to ensure that Katniss survives at the cost of his own life, killing Brutus who is one of their toughest competitors, or generally contributing as much as anyone else in the party.]] He was also the one who made sure himself, Katniss and Haymitch were prepared for [[spoiler:the Quell by forcing the other two to train with him, both physically and survival skills-wise, and meticulously studying their competition to find out what the other victors' strength and weaknesses were.]]


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* ManipulativeBastard: He's very good at leading the interviews with Caesar, charming the audience and dropping bombshells designed to make the Capitol sympathetic to himself and Katniss, like revealing he has been in love with Katniss for years or lying and telling them Katniss is pregnant just before the Quarter Quell in hopes they will cancel the games or at the very least pull her out. They don't, but he tried. On a darker end of this trope, he also isn't above exploiting the fact Katniss is supposed to be pretending to be in love with him from coercing her to kiss him or touch him when she doesn't want to because they have to keep up the act and acts all wounded when she is clearly uncomfortable with doing so.


* SubmissiveBadass

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* SweetBaker: He comes from a family of bakers and who Katniss thinks of him "the boy with the bread". He's also a sensitive, empathetic, and idealistic character who truly loves Katniss.


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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is very composed and distant. Lampshaded in the second film.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is very composed has dark hair and distant. Lampshaded in the second film.is rather emotionally distant and closed off from others, due to her numerous trust issues.



* CrucifiedHeroShot: In the second film, as [[spoiler:she is hoisted from the burning wreckage of the Arena by a resistance hovercraft]].



* YouAreTheNewTrend: In the second film, she meets a girl on the Victory Tour who tells her that she wants to volunteer as tribute like her. Snow's grandddaughter also wears her hair in a braid like Katniss, even saying that all the other girls at her school are doing it.



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* AdaptationalBadass: He sees a lot more action in the films than in the books; being able to hold his own against Cato on top of the Cornucopia in the first, and overpowering and drowning another tribute in the second.
** On the other hand, the movies fail to show him fighting at the Cornucopia, fighting Cato after the tracker jacker attack and killing Brutus.



* DisabledLoveInterest: Averted in the films, where his leg is SparedByTheAdaptation.

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* DisabledLoveInterest: Averted Loses his left leg in the films, where his leg is SparedByTheAdaptation.first book, and has a prosthetic for the rest of the series.



* HandicappedBadass: Loses his left leg in the first book yet remains rather badass. Averted in the films.

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* HandicappedBadass: Loses his left leg in the first book yet remains rather badass. Averted in the films.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Didn't lose his left leg in the films.



** Best seen in the film in his brief fight with Cato. Whenever Peeta could manage to get his hands on Cato (a large, well built guy), he'd be throwing him around. However, Cato easily gets him in a lock once he fights back.


* SixthRangerTraitor: He temporarily sided with [[FiveBadBand the Careers]] in the first Games. He later teamed up with Katniss and stayed with her for the rest of the Games.

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* SixthRangerTraitor: He temporarily sided with [[FiveBadBand the Careers]] Careers in the first Games. He later teamed up with Katniss and stayed with her for the rest of the Games.


* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:When he's been hijacked in ''Mockingjay.'']]

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* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:When he's been hijacked in ''Mockingjay.'']]''Mockingjay'' he becomes violently homicidal.]]



* TheBerserker: [[spoiler: Becomes this in "Mockingjay" as he has multiple violent outbursts that causes him to attack friend or foe like the berserkers of the old that flew into a rage and could not tell who they were fighting.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Peeta's kills in the 74th game are a MercyKill and accidentally killing someone who was TooCleverByHalf, not counting any potential kills he had at the Cornucopia. In the 75th game, [[spoiler: Brutus, probably the most dangerous enemy Victor, kills Chaff, and Peeta ''loses his shit'' and kills Brutus in retaliation. This all happens offscreen, so we never get the details of what exactly he did beyond going into a fit of rage.]]



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Peeta's kills in the 74th game are a MercyKill and accidentally killing someone who was TooCleverByHalf, not counting any potential kills he had at the Cornucopia. In the 75th game, [[spoiler: Brutus, probably the most dangerous enemy Victor, kills Chaff, and Peeta ''loses his shit'' and kills Brutus in retaliation. This all happens offscreen, so we never get the details of what exactly he did beyond going into a fit of rage.]]


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* SuperStrength: The closest person to having a CharlesAtlasSuperPower.


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* UnstoppableRage: When truly angered Peeta will lose all restraints and fly into a berserker rage. Played straight when he gets hijacked he becomes homicidal and gets a significant rage boost which increases his strength and his urge to brutally attack friend or foe.


** BewareTheNiceOnes: It is implied that he's willing to kill almost anyone to try and keep Katniss alive.[[spoiler:And this is without going into his BrainwashedAndCrazy period in ''Mockingjay''.]]

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** BewareTheNiceOnes: It is implied that he's willing to kill almost anyone to try and keep Katniss alive. [[spoiler:And this is without going into his BrainwashedAndCrazy period in ''Mockingjay''.]]


* DespairEventHorizon: Toes the line in ''Catching Fire'' when she realizes Haymitch only kept his promise to Peeta. Pushed over the edge after [[spoiler:[[DoomedHometown District Twelve is nuked]]]]. She gets a bit better over the course of ''Mockingjay'', but gets hit ''hard'' again after [[spoiler:Prim's death]].

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* DespairEventHorizon: Toes the line in ''Catching Fire'' when she realizes Haymitch only kept his promise to Peeta. Pushed over the edge after [[spoiler:[[DoomedHometown District Twelve is nuked]]]].firebombed]]]]. She gets a bit better over the course of ''Mockingjay'', but gets hit ''hard'' again after [[spoiler:Prim's death]].


* DaddysGirl

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* DaddysGirlDaddysGirl: While she loved her mother, Katniss felt a stronger connection to her father, who taught her how to survive in the forest.

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* BadassPacifist: While he partakes in two Hunger Games and the rebellion, he is a pacifist by nature and advocates diplomacy over violence. While he is pragmatic enough to take a life when his own depends upon it, he only does so as a last resort. But while he is mild-tempered and gentle, he can definitely hold his own in close combat and even kills Brutus, [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome one of the toughest competitors]], during the Quarter Quell.

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** His father is described in much better terms, alhough being a UselessBystanderParent nonetheless. Still, he does allow his deeply traumatized sixteen-year-old son, whose heart has just been broken and who's just had his leg amputated, to leave home and move into a house in a different part of town, all by himself. If nothing else, Papa Mellark is guilty of abuse via emotional (and arguably physical) neglect.

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* GenreSavvy: Has grown up watching the Hunger Games on television, and is able to think her way out of problems either by recalling past Games or by figuring out what moves would make the most exciting plot.

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* TheSocialExpert: Peeta can play the crowds like a harp, and it's arguably his greatest talent.


* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: Katniss assumes that since Peeta grew up a merchant kid he doesn't know starvation like she does. She is surprised to find out that he rarely had enough to eat either and that the only bread they got to have was the stale, tasteless bread they could no longer sell.


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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: Katniss assumes that since Peeta grew up a merchant kid he doesn't know starvation like she does. She is surprised to find out that he rarely had enough to eat either and that the only bread they got to have was the stale, tasteless bread they could no longer sell.

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