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** On the other hand, those names are apparently usual in this new society, as we can pick up ThemeNaming: Katniss, Primrose, Gale's surname Hawthorne, Rue and Thresh's names, are all derived from plants and agriculture (and even Peeta's is food-related), and the Capitol and Career districts have names inspired from Antiquity: Plutarch, Seneca, Coriolanus, Cato, Effie (for Euphemia), Brutus, Cressida, Messala, Castor and Pollux, or luxury things: Gloss, Glimmer, Cashmere, Effie's surname Trinket.
* AffectionateNickname: Gale calls Katniss "Catnip", though this is really due to her being so shy when they first met that she mumbled her name and he misheard her.

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* AffectionateNickname:
** On the other hand, those names are apparently usual in this new society, as we can pick up ThemeNaming: Katniss, Primrose, Gale's surname Hawthorne, Rue and Thresh's names, are all derived from plants and agriculture (and even Peeta's is food-related), and the Capitol and Career districts have names inspired from Antiquity: Plutarch, Seneca, Coriolanus, Cato, Effie (for Euphemia), Brutus, Cressida, Messala, Castor and Pollux, or luxury things: Gloss, Glimmer, Cashmere, Effie's surname Trinket.
* AffectionateNickname:
Gale calls Katniss "Catnip", though this is really due to her being so shy when they first met that she mumbled her name and he misheard her.



* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Panem is a futuristic, sci-fi version of Rome. The country's name is an adoption of Rome's "Bread and Circuses" motto. The Capitol is an incredibly authoritarian superpower that brutally reigns over conquered territories to feed the decadent desires of its own citizens. The gladiatorial parallels with the Hunger Games are obvious, of course. Parties at the Capitol feature guests who induce vomiting so that they can consume more food, which is popularly thought to have been common at Roman banquets. The Capitol residents almost all have Roman first names.
** As a bit of extra GeniusBonus, the lottery slips that entitle the residents of the districts to free food (at the cost of increasing their chances of being reaped) are called ''Tesserae''. In Ancient Rome, the Tesserae Frumentariae are tokens handed out to citizens of Rome which can be exchanged for free grain. In the districts, bread and circuses [[DealWithTheDevil come in a single package]].

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Panem is a futuristic, sci-fi version of Rome. The country's name is an adoption of Rome's "Bread and Circuses" motto. The Capitol is an incredibly authoritarian superpower that brutally reigns over conquered territories to feed the decadent desires of its own citizens. The gladiatorial parallels with the Hunger Games are obvious, of course. Parties at the Capitol feature guests who induce vomiting so that they can consume more food, which is popularly thought to have been common at Roman banquets. The Capitol residents almost all have Roman first names.
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names. As a bit of extra GeniusBonus, the lottery slips that entitle the residents of the districts to free food (at the cost of increasing their chances of being reaped) are called ''Tesserae''. In Ancient Rome, the Tesserae Frumentariae are tokens handed out to citizens of Rome which can be exchanged for free grain. In the districts, bread and circuses [[DealWithTheDevil come in a single package]].



* FloralThemeNaming: Several characters are named after flowers, plants, or agriculture, with Katniss and Primrose the most central ones (Katniss is a partially-edible water plant, primroses are pretty flowers). In addition, there is Gale ''Hawthorne'', Rue, and Thresh.



* FlowerMotifs: Several characters are named after flowers or plants, with Katniss and Primrose the most central ones (Katniss is a partially-edible water plant, primroses are pretty flowers) and even President Snow reeking of roses. There's also [[spoiler: Rue's death]] scene, which arguably is the beginning of the rebellion that propels the rest of the series.
** Peeta is, to Katniss, strongly associated with dandelions.

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* FlowerMotifs: Several characters are named after flowers or plants, with Katniss and Primrose the most central ones (Katniss is a partially-edible water plant, primroses are pretty flowers) and even President Snow reeking of roses. There's also [[spoiler: Rue's death]] scene, which arguably is the beginning of the rebellion that propels the rest of the series.
FlowerMotifs:
** Peeta is, to Katniss, strongly associated with dandelions.
** President Snow reeks of roses.



* ThemeNaming: The Capitol and District 2 use Roman names to highlight their decadent nature and fondness for gladitorial combat. The nation itself is called Panem, the Latin word for bread. The districts often use names referencing their primary industry.

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* ThemeNaming: ThemeNaming:
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The Capitol and District 2 use Greek and Roman names to highlight their decadent nature and fondness for gladitorial combat.combat -- Seneca, Coriolanus, Cato, Effie (for Euphemia), Brutus, Cressida, Messala, Castor and Pollux. and so on. The nation itself is called Panem, the Latin word for bread.
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The districts often use names referencing their primary industry. For example:
*** District One names evoke luxury -- Gloss, Glimmer, Cashmere.
*** District Four past tributes ''Fin''nick Odair and Annie ''Crest''a have names alluding to water, corresponding to their district's industry being fishing.
*** District Eleven's Rue and Thresh (agriculture).


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* DoubleMeaning: "Quarter Quell" -- To quell means to bring something to peace or subservience, which is the explicit purpose of the Games. However, an older definition of the word is simply "slaughter."


* UnspecifiedApocalypse: The event that caused the fall of Panem's precursor state USA is never stated. It is mentioned though, that rising oceans consumed vast areas of land. Drought, storms and fires destroyed the remaining agricultural land and people waged war over the dwindling resources. Panem rose from the ashes of that war. Some time later, the districts rebelled but lost against the Capitol. During that rebellion, humankind was on the verge of extinction. One consequence is that [[ArtisticLicensePhysics planes have to fly low to the ground, since the upper atmosphere is apparently non-existent]], another that several types of technology got lost, like satellites etc.

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* UnspecifiedApocalypse: The event that caused the fall of Panem's precursor state USA pre-Panem civilization is never stated. It is mentioned though, that rising oceans consumed vast areas of land. Drought, storms and fires destroyed the remaining agricultural land and people waged war over the dwindling resources. Panem rose from the ashes of that war. Some time later, the districts rebelled but lost against the Capitol. During that rebellion, humankind was on the verge of extinction. One consequence is that [[ArtisticLicensePhysics planes have to fly low to the ground, since the upper atmosphere is apparently non-existent]], another that several types of technology got lost, like satellites etc.


* HeroicSacrifice: Katniss takes Prim's place in the Reaping during ''Games''; [[spoiler: Mags]] does it twice in ''Catching Fire'', and every third character tries or succeeds in doing it in ''Mockingjay''.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Katniss takes Prim's place in the Reaping during ''Games''; [[spoiler: ''Games'';
**Peeta planned on protecting Katniss until the end of the ''Games'' and then allowing her to kill him so she could win
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Mags]] does it twice in ''Catching Fire'', and every Fire'',
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third character tries or succeeds in doing it in ''Mockingjay''.


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* BlackAndGrayMorality: This gets especially obvious in ''Mockingjay'', since [[spoiler:the Capitol commits all sorts of war crimes, and some of the rebels are willing to stoop to their level (either for the greater good of defeating the Capitol and/or for revenge). The final straw that convinces Katniss that the Capitol and District 13 are NotSoDifferent is when she witnesses what is probably a FalseFlagOperation targeting children and medics (including her little sister) using a bombing tactic that Gale had thought up, followed closely by District 13's President offering a vote to have their ''own'' Hunger Games. To make it even grayer, Katniss herself votes yes on the Capitol Hunger Games, and President Snow tells Katniss that while he's not above killing children, he would ''never'' have pulled the stunt that had just killed Prim, and they both know he's not lying.]]

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: BlackAndGrayMorality:
** The crew that works The Hunger Games. They obviously live in the Capitol and prepare the candidates to be offered as tribute, and Effie even seems to love the Games, but the genuine horror that most of them feel for Katniss and Peeta's suffering makes things a little grayer. One could even argue that by styling, mentoring, and presenting them, the teams are doing all they can from the Capitol to ensure their survival, since good PR helps a lot.
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This gets especially obvious in ''Mockingjay'', since [[spoiler:the Capitol commits all sorts of war crimes, and some of the rebels are willing to stoop to their level (either for the greater good of defeating the Capitol and/or for revenge). The final straw that convinces Katniss that the Capitol and District 13 are NotSoDifferent is when she witnesses what is probably a FalseFlagOperation targeting children and medics (including her little sister) using a bombing tactic that Gale had thought up, followed closely by District 13's President offering a vote to have their ''own'' Hunger Games. To make it even grayer, Katniss herself votes yes on the Capitol Hunger Games, and President Snow tells Katniss that while he's not above killing children, he would ''never'' have pulled the stunt that had just killed Prim, and they both know he's not lying.]]



** ''The'' Dystopia, in a more meta sense. The Hunger Games kicked off a much larger trend of YA Dystopian novels, borrowing from it in various ways. After this point, nearly all Dystopian novels include forced segregation based on industry or personality (see the factions of ''Divergent'', the circles in ''The Jewel'', and the castes of ''The Selection'', to the extent that ''The Selection'' is dystopian), and many of them circle around a teenaged girl leading a rebellion. Far fewer of them seem to address philosophy and more of them analyze the life of how one or two people survive, see the injustice around them, and decide to act.

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** ''The'' Dystopia, in a more meta sense. The Hunger Games kicked off a much larger trend of YA Dystopian novels, borrowing from it in various ways. After this point, nearly all Dystopian novels include forced segregation based on industry or personality (see the factions of ''Divergent'', the circles in ''The Jewel'', and the castes of ''The Selection'', to the extent that ''The Selection'' is dystopian), in a dystopian world), and many of them circle around a teenaged girl leading a rebellion. Far fewer of them seem to address philosophy and philosophy, with more of them analyze analyzing the life of how one or two people survive, see the injustice around them, and decide to act.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: As cruel and barbaric as the Hunger Games are, apparently even the Capitol draws the line at cannibalism, as proven when they brought a swift end to a District 6 tribute who [[ImAHumanitarian started eating the corpses of his fellow Tributes]].

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: As cruel and barbaric as the Hunger Games are, apparently even the Capitol draws the line at cannibalism, as proven when they brought a swift end to a District 6 tribute who [[ImAHumanitarian started eating the corpses of his fellow Tributes]].Tributes as he tried to avoid starving to death.]]



* EvilGloating: When Clove catches [[spoiler:Katniss]], she decides to give her something to think about. Followed -- as usual -- by a ThwartedCoupDeGrace.

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* EvilGloating: When Clove catches [[spoiler:Katniss]], she decides to give her something to think about. Followed -- – as usual -- – by a ThwartedCoupDeGrace.



* FamilyExtermination: President Snow threatens Katniss Everdeen of murdering lots of her relatives if she doesn't keep her pretended couple with Peta Mallark.

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* FamilyExtermination: President Snow threatens Katniss Everdeen of murdering lots of her relatives if she doesn't keep really sell her pretended couple with Peta Mallark.Mellark.



** The pods in ''Mockingjay'' crank this trope up to eleven.

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** The pods in ''Mockingjay'' crank this trope up to eleven. One of them is called "The Meat Grinder," which should tell you enough.



* FoodPorn: Early on, Katniss describes everything she eats in detail, which makes sense considering she spent a good portion of her life on the edge of starving to death.

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* FoodPorn: Early on, Katniss describes everything she eats in detail, which makes sense considering she spent a good portion of her life on the edge of starving to death.death, to the point that she'd boil a mint leaf in water just to stop feeling so hungry.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first book, Katniss mentions she first met the avox in the train while in the forest with Gale. [[spoiler:She ponders where the Avox could have been headed since there’s nothing beyond the forest of District 12 …]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the first book, Katniss mentions she first met the avox in the train while in the forest with Gale. [[spoiler:She ponders where the Avox could have been headed since there’s nothing beyond the forest of District 12 …]]12…]]



* GenerationXerox: Katniss looks like Mr. Everdeen, has inherited his hunting abilities, singing voice and, like him, [[spoiler: will marry someone from the town]]. Prim looks like Mrs. Everdeen and has inherited her passion for healing. Also Mrs. Everdeen was close friends with Katniss' friend Madge's mother, as a teenager and Peeta's father had a crush on Mrs. Everdeen when they were younger.

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* GenerationXerox: Katniss looks like Mr. Everdeen, has inherited his hunting abilities, singing voice and, like him, [[spoiler: will marry someone from the town]]. Prim looks like Mrs. Everdeen and has inherited her passion for healing. Also Also, Mrs. Everdeen was close friends with Katniss' friend Madge's mother, mother as a teenager teenager, and Peeta's father had a crush on Mrs. Everdeen when they were younger.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Just one fight left. Environment is herding the survivors towards the lake for a final brawl. [[spoiler: SUDDENLY WOLVES!]]

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Just one fight left. Environment is herding the survivors towards the lake for a final brawl. [[spoiler: SUDDENLY WOLVES!]]WOLVES!]] Justified, since the gamemakers can do ''whatever'' they want in the arena (including manipulate animals) and so anything that happens is likely a choice they made to spice things up and make it more dramatic.



** It's implied that the five-star housing of the victors is also like this. Once they've won the game, they're celebrities around Panem and are live in a posh (by their standards) home in a special section of town. However, the Capitol keeps a close eye on them, and they're expected to serve as a mentor to future Tributes.
** The wealthier districts have better living conditions but more brutal and fanatical Peacekeepers. On the other hand, District 12 is one of the poorest districts, but the authorities are far more willing to turn a blind eye to things like poaching and black market trading, or at least until they get replaced by new troops during ''Catching Fire''.
** We come to see as the series progresses that The Capitol is not the {{Utopia}} Katniss thought it was. [[spoiler: Seneca Crane]] was executed for simply [[YouHaveFailedMe failing at his job]]. In ''Catching Fire'', Effie's frightened comment--"That sort of thinking...it's forbidden, Peeta. Absolutely."--implies a ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''-esque society where their lives are physically comfortable, but people live in fear because thought, word, and deed are policed by the State...and free-thinkers are punished in terrible ways.
* GiveMeLibertyOrGiveMeDeath

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** It's implied that the five-star 'five-star' housing of the victors is also like this. Once they've won the game, they're celebrities around Panem and are live in a posh (by their standards) home in a special section of town. However, the Capitol keeps a close eye on them, and they're expected to serve as a mentor to future Tributes.
** The wealthier districts have better living conditions but more brutal and fanatical Peacekeepers. On the other hand, District 12 is one of the poorest districts, but the authorities are far more willing to turn a blind eye to things like poaching and black market trading, or at least until they get replaced by new troops during ''Catching Fire''.
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** We come to see as the series progresses that The Capitol is not the {{Utopia}} Katniss thought it was. [[spoiler: Seneca Crane]] was executed for simply [[YouHaveFailedMe failing at his job]]. In ''Catching Fire'', Effie's frightened comment--"That comment – "That sort of thinking...it's forbidden, Peeta. Absolutely."--implies " – implies a ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''-esque society where their lives are physically comfortable, but people live in fear because thought, word, and deed are policed by the State...State, and free-thinkers are punished in terrible ways.
* GiveMeLibertyOrGiveMeDeath
ways.



* GoodScarsEvilScars: {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''Mockingjay'', when [[spoiler: Katniss]] has her uglier scars surgically cleaned up, but is left with some more attractive scars, because she's got to have ''some'' scars to show how bravely she's been fighting. Averted in the end, however, when [[spoiler: she gets only basic skin grafts and there's no attempt to blend them because Coin has no more need of her]].

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''Mockingjay'', when [[spoiler: Katniss]] has her uglier scars surgically cleaned up, but is left with some more attractive scars, because she's got to have ''some'' scars to show how bravely she's been fighting.fighting for the cameras. Averted in the end, however, when [[spoiler: she gets only basic skin grafts and there's no attempt to blend them because Coin has no more need of her]].



** Several times in ''Catching Fire'', Katniss refers to sleeping with Peeta, but the context makes clear that this is meant to be taken literally, not sexually -- as she simply wants to share a bed with someone for comfort. Peeta, surprisingly for a presumably normally hormonal male teenager, seems to be perfectly fine with this arrangement.

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** Several times in ''Catching Fire'', Katniss refers to sleeping with Peeta, but the context makes clear that this is meant to be taken literally, not sexually -- – as she simply wants to share a bed with someone for comfort. Peeta, surprisingly for a presumably normally hormonal male teenager, seems to be perfectly fine with this arrangement.arrangement, likely due to the fact that he's just as traumatized as she is and needs someone who understands.



* GreatOffscreenWar: One or two of them--the civilizational collapse that led to the founding of Panem (we're never sure just what it was or if a war was involved), and the more-recent uprising (~75 years before the books take place) when the Districts rose up against the Capitol and lost. Most of the fighting in the revolution is also off-screen, up until Katniss gets directly involved in District 2. Even then, the majority of the rebellion is off-screen, with the individual Districts' revolts (sans Two and Eight) and even [[spoiler: the final capture of Snow]] being done away from Katniss and therefore the reader. It helps to emphasize the fact that Katniss is only a tool in the war, not a soldier and certainly not a major player.

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* GreatOffscreenWar: One or two of them--the them – the civilizational collapse that led to the founding of Panem (we're never sure just what it was or if a war was involved), and the more-recent uprising (~75 years before the books take place) when the Districts rose up against the Capitol and lost. Most of the fighting in the revolution is also off-screen, up until Katniss gets directly involved in District 2. Even then, the majority of the rebellion is off-screen, with the individual Districts' revolts (sans Two and Eight) and even [[spoiler: the final capture of Snow]] being done away from Katniss and therefore the reader. It helps to emphasize the fact that Katniss is only a tool in the war, not a soldier and certainly not a major player.



** In the first book: On the female side, Clove uses [[KnifeNut throwing knives]], Glimmer and Katniss use a bow, and Rue uses a [[BratsWithSlingshots slingshot]]. On the male side, Cato uses a [[CoolSword sword]], Marvel uses a [[BladeOnAStick spear]], Thresh uses [[GoodOldFisticuffs brute force]], and Peeta uses a [[KnifeNut combat knife]].

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** In the first book: On the female side, Clove uses [[KnifeNut throwing knives]], Glimmer and Katniss use a bow, and Rue uses a [[BratsWithSlingshots slingshot]]. On the male side, slingshot]], while Cato uses a [[CoolSword sword]], Marvel uses a [[BladeOnAStick spear]], Thresh uses [[GoodOldFisticuffs brute force]], and Peeta uses a [[KnifeNut combat knife]].knife]] and is noted to be strong enough that he ''could'' just use brute force as well.



* HappilyMarried: Mr and Mrs. Everdeen. When he died, she was so grief-stricken that she couldn't look after their children for a long time. Also,Finnick and Annie.[[spoiler: Katniss and Peeta, eventually]]

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* HappilyMarried: Mr and Mrs. Everdeen. When he died, she was so grief-stricken that she couldn't look after their children for a long time. Also,Finnick Also, Finnick and Annie.[[spoiler: Katniss and Peeta, eventually]]



* HollywoodHealing: Due to the advanced medicine available in the Capitol, most injuries sustained by the characters are healed completely. Aversions include Chaff's hand and Peeta's leg, though he gets a prosthetic leg that is rarely referred to again. In the end, [[spoiler:Katniss and Peeta are both covered in skin grafts and burns that the District 13 doctors gave only basic treatment for]].

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* HollywoodHealing: Due to the advanced medicine available in the Capitol, and the need to keep the tributes looking nice, most injuries sustained by the characters are healed completely. Aversions include Chaff's hand and Peeta's leg, though he gets a prosthetic leg that is rarely referred to again. In the end, [[spoiler:Katniss and Peeta are both covered in skin grafts and burns that the District 13 doctors gave only basic treatment for]].



** ''Catching Fire'' describes Annie as hysterical when she's reaped for the 75th games, without going into any sort of detail. This is enough to have Katniss think she's completely insane. Later in ''Mockingjay'', we meet Annie and Katniss seems to think she's just a little quirky, though she occasionally covers her ears with her hands for no apparent reason. In real life, a person covering their ears that way would imply that they are hearing things that aren't there. Being that this isn't a one off (she does it "occasionally") it's a pretty big alarm bell for a psychotic disorder not otherwise specified. So apparently Katniss was right the first time, though at the point in ''Mockingjay'' when Katniss actually meets Annie, she herself has become even more psychologically damaged, either allowing her to relate better to Annie's "quirks", or deciding that she has no right to judge. This change in opinion also happens after her friendship with Finnick develops, whereas before she'd never met him. Her defense of and possible friendship towards Annie might be a result of that, seeing her more the way Finnick sees her rather than how the majority might.

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** ''Catching Fire'' describes Annie as hysterical when she's reaped for the 75th games, without going into any sort of detail. This is enough to have Katniss think she's completely insane.insane, though Katniss has never really understood overly emotional people. Later in ''Mockingjay'', we meet Annie and Katniss seems to think she's just a little quirky, though she occasionally covers her ears with her hands for no apparent reason. In real life, a person covering their ears that way would imply that they are hearing things that aren't there. Being that this isn't a one off (she does it "occasionally") it's a pretty big alarm bell for a psychotic disorder not otherwise specified. So apparently Katniss was right the first time, though at the point in ''Mockingjay'' when Katniss actually meets Annie, she herself has become even more psychologically damaged, either allowing her to relate better to Annie's "quirks", or deciding that she has no right to judge. This change in opinion also happens after her friendship with Finnick develops, whereas before she'd never met him. Her defense of and possible friendship towards Annie might be a result of that, seeing her more the way Finnick sees her rather than how the majority might.



* HollywoodTactics: All over the place, but frequently justified in-universe because the reader only gets to see things the main characters are involved in, and they are being used by the people in charge to make propaganda, not as real soldiers
** When the rebels attack the Capitol, direct siege would have included trying to seize or disable the Capitol's nuclear missiles, or else bombarding the Capitol into submission. The narrator mentions that they can't do aerial bombing because of anti-air defenses — but maybe the rebels could have first attacked the anti-air emplacements, and then bombed the Capitol flat. Or they could have just declared victory and negotiated the Capitol's surrender. All of these options would probably have been easier than block-by-block urban warfare through a maze of boobie traps.

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* HollywoodTactics: All over the place, but frequently justified in-universe because the reader only gets to see things the main characters are involved in, and they are being used by the people in charge to make propaganda, not as real soldiers
soldiers.
** When the rebels attack the Capitol, direct siege would have included trying to seize or disable the Capitol's nuclear missiles, or else bombarding the Capitol into submission. The narrator mentions that they can't do aerial bombing because of anti-air defenses — but maybe the rebels could have first attacked the anti-air emplacements, and then bombed the Capitol flat. Or they could have just declared victory and negotiated the Capitol's surrender. All of these options would probably have been easier than block-by-block urban warfare through a maze of boobie booby traps.



*** Weakly, weakly justified in that Finnick, like Katniss, was in the Star Squad and was not intended to be fighting on the front lines. As someone who is famous for fighting with a trident, they probably just wanted him to have it to be recognizable, the same way Katniss didn't have to get a military haircut and brought her bow. The only time we ever hear of him using it after that point is when he's fighting in close combat against mutant lizards. Otherwise, he's implied to use his gun.

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*** Weakly, weakly justified in that Finnick, like Katniss, was in the Star Squad and was not intended to be fighting on the front lines. As someone who is famous for fighting with a trident, they probably just wanted him to have it to be recognizable, the same way Katniss didn't have to get a military haircut and brought her bow. The only time we ever hear of him using it after that point is when he's fighting in close combat against mutant lizards. Otherwise, he's implied to use his gun. What's more likely is that Katniss and Finnick are trained and experienced with their bow and trident, and a gun at whatever distance is useless if you are unable to properly aim it and hold it steady as you fire. If Katniss and Finnick can make a 100 yard shot with an arrow/trident but not with a rifle, it makes more sense for them to have weapons that they are familiar with and understand, given the lack of time and resources to train them with much else.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Various characters have their moments, but a few from Katniss stand out. One being that she judges Madge for having an expensive pin that could feed starving families, yet isn't bothered when she herself is later clad in incredibly expensive outfits. There's also her judgement of fellow tributes because of their killing, when she doesn't make any attempt to restrain her own killing -- on a few occasions, she even mentions how her fingers are itching for her knife/arrows just because Johanna snapped at her. She also complains a great deal about the wasting of food, when she, in fact, does it herself (when she threw out the gift of cookies from Peeta's father, for example).

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Various characters have their moments, but a few from Katniss stand out. One being that she judges Madge for having an expensive pin that could feed starving families, yet isn't bothered when she herself is later clad in incredibly expensive outfits. outfits, though this one could be because Madge could easily sell hers while Katniss can't do anything but sit there and take it. There's also her judgement of fellow tributes because of their killing, when she doesn't make any attempt to restrain her own killing -- – on a few occasions, she even mentions how her fingers are itching for her knife/arrows just because Johanna snapped at her. She also complains a great deal about the wasting of food, when she, in fact, does it herself (when she threw out the gift of cookies from Peeta's father, for example).



* ImprobableAimingSkills: Katniss is repeatedly shown hitting small game directly in the eye, seemingly with ease. The fact that her arrows have large enough arrowheads to take down humans and deer and therefore have tips bigger than the eyes of some of the small game she's shooting is never accounted for.
** Somewhat JustifiedTrope--anyone who does archery knows with a heavy draw weight, you can kill a person or a deer with a target arrow (i.e. one without a broadhead.) Sharp hunting broadheads are used for bowhunting to do maximum stopping damage quickly, while a wound from a small arrowhead would take a long time to bleed out unless it passed through something very vital (lungs, heart.) Likely Katniss's smaller arrowheads are a tradeoff for being able to take the widest range of game possible with as little damage to the valuable meat and hide as is feasible.

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: Katniss is repeatedly shown hitting small game directly in the eye, seemingly with ease. The fact that her arrows have large enough arrowheads to take down humans and deer and therefore have tips bigger than the eyes of some of the small game she's shooting is never accounted for.
for. Then again, if an arrow goes directly through one side of the skull of a small animal, you can pretty much assume it was the eye.
** Somewhat JustifiedTrope--anyone JustifiedTrope – anyone who does archery knows with a heavy draw weight, you can kill a person or a deer with a target arrow (i.e. one without a broadhead.) Sharp hunting broadheads are used for bowhunting to do maximum stopping damage quickly, while a wound from a small arrowhead would take a long time to bleed out unless it passed through something very vital (lungs, heart.) Likely Katniss's smaller arrowheads are a tradeoff for being able to take the widest range of game possible with as little damage to the valuable meat and hide as is feasible.



* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: Katniss ]]tries to kill herself at the end of ''Mockingjay'', but [[spoiler: Peeta]] stops her.

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* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: Katniss ]]tries Katniss]] tries to kill herself at the end of ''Mockingjay'', but [[spoiler: Peeta]] stops her.



** Peeta ends up becoming this after his leg gets injured. He's helpless, meaning Katniss has to risk her life twice as often to get food and supplies. Even after he heals enough to move around, he's a liability when Katniss fights and even when she ''hunts''--he walks so clumsily that he scares off any prey within earshot.

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** Peeta ends up becoming this after his leg gets injured. He's helpless, meaning Katniss has to risk her life twice as often to get food and supplies. Even after he heals enough to move around, he's a liability when Katniss fights and even when she ''hunts''--he ''hunts''-- he walks so clumsily that he scares off any prey within earshot.



** In Katniss' case it's a nickname but the drama largely boils down to "The Girl On '''Fire'''" against President '''Snow'''.

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** In Katniss' case it's a nickname nickname, but the drama largely boils down to "The Girl On '''Fire'''" against President '''Snow'''.



* MetaphoricalMarriage: Peeta describes to the citizens of the Capitol how he and Katniss have already tied the knot, opting for a simple home ceremony of 'toasting'. During the toasting, the couple make their first fire together and share toast over it as they don't want to wait for the big Capitol wedding. He openly states it wasn't an official ceremony as there was no paperwork, but Katniss notes the ceremony's symbolic value, as "no one really feels married in District 12 until after the toasting". [[spoiler: Peeta's lying though, because they never had any ceremony.]]

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* MetaphoricalMarriage: Peeta describes to the citizens of the Capitol how he and Katniss have already tied the knot, opting for a simple home ceremony of 'toasting'. During the toasting, the couple make their first fire together and share a toast over it as they don't want to wait for the big Capitol wedding. He openly states it wasn't an official ceremony as there was no paperwork, but Katniss notes the ceremony's symbolic value, as "no one really feels married in District 12 until after the toasting". [[spoiler: Peeta's lying though, because they never had any ceremony.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Katniss' main goal through the second book is to find a way to trick Snow into believing she's in love with Peeta. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she does convince him (and everyone else), and therefore manages to give him the leverage to break her during ''Mockingjay''.]] And you can say that the entire series is this. [[spoiler: Prim dies anyway, which was what the instigation of the plot of the first book was trying to prevent.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Katniss' main goal through the second book is to find a way to trick Snow into believing she's in love with Peeta. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she does convince him (and everyone else), and therefore manages to give him the leverage to break her during ''Mockingjay''.]] And you can say that the entire series is this. [[spoiler: Prim this, as [[spoiler:Prim dies anyway, which was what the instigation of the plot of the first book was trying to prevent.]]



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Given the nature of the beast, it's an inevitability. Even outside the arena, [[spoiler: Cinna receives a nasty one as Katniss watches helplessly]]. ''And they never saw him again.''

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Given the nature of the beast, it's an inevitability. Even outside the arena, [[spoiler: Cinna receives a nasty one as Katniss watches helplessly]]. ''And they helplessly, never saw to see him again.'']]



* NoPeriodsPeriod: A possible in-universe explanation is that Katniss spends most of the trilogy either barely eating enough to survive or just past the edge of good nutrition; this could easily cause her cycling to be irregular. A possible real-world explanation is that Collins (or her publisher) didn't want to deal with MoralGuardians howling over references to a teenage girl having her period in a Young Adult book, and simply chose to ignore it.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: A possible in-universe explanation is that Katniss spends most of the trilogy either barely eating enough to survive or just past the edge of good nutrition; this could easily cause her cycling to be irregular.irregular, especially with the stress of the Games and providing for her family. A possible real-world explanation is that Collins (or her publisher) didn't want to deal with MoralGuardians howling over references to a teenage girl having her period in a Young Adult book, and simply chose to ignore it.



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Slowly occurs over the course of the second book, finally setting in for good at the very last line. Taken Up to Eleven in the third book when Katniss' last routine from home, hunting with Gale, [[spoiler: stops when their relationship deteriorates and they go their separate ways]].
** As a companion to ItGetsEasier, several times Katniss makes reference to how her life has changed since she became a killer, and a symbol.

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: Slowly occurs over the course of the second book, finally setting in for good at the very last line. Taken Up to Eleven in the third book when Katniss' last routine from home, hunting with Gale, [[spoiler: stops when their relationship deteriorates and they go their separate ways]].
ways.]]
** As a companion to ItGetsEasier, several times Katniss makes reference several times to how her life has changed since she became a killer, killer and a symbol.



** Haymitch and Katniss: Two abrasive survivalists who withdraw into themselves to cope with the harshness of their lives. Part of the reason they never really get along is that they're too alike. Haymitch is Katniss thirty years later after mentoring sixty-odd children to their deaths.

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** Haymitch and Katniss: Two abrasive survivalists who withdraw into themselves to cope with the harshness of their lives. Part of the reason they never really get along is that they're too alike. Haymitch is Katniss thirty years later later, after mentoring sixty-odd children to their deaths.



* NuclearOption: Discussed. [[spoiler:Both District 13 and the Capitol have nukes trained on each other, but mutually assured destruction of all humanity keeps them both at bay.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Katniss remarks this was Johanna Mason's strategy in her Games: everyone thought she was a sniveling, useless weakling and overlooked her… until she turned out to be a ruthless killer who ended up the victor. And Haymitch counts -- not only is he quite the strategist in the first Games, but he turns out to be a [[spoiler:major figure in the underground resistance by the end of ''Catching Fire''.]] Not bad for someone most people just think of as the town drunk.

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* NuclearOption: Discussed. [[spoiler:Both District 13 and the Capitol have nukes trained on each other, but mutually assured destruction of all humanity keeps them both at bay.bay, especially since the human race is now so small that wiping out the Capitol would endanger it and most members of District 13 are sterile.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Katniss remarks this was Johanna Mason's strategy in her Games: everyone thought she was a sniveling, useless weakling and overlooked her… until she turned out to be a ruthless killer who ended up the victor. And Haymitch counts -- – not only is he quite the strategist in the first Games, but he turns out to be a [[spoiler:major figure in the underground resistance by the end of ''Catching Fire''.]] Not bad for someone most people just think of as the town drunk.



** In ''Mockingjay'' Katniss learns that there's even ''more'' to the world than she knew before: [[spoiler: there is a District 13! She actually gets to go there for the first time, but finds that it is another UndergroundCity.]]

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** In ''Mockingjay'' Katniss learns that there's even ''more'' to the world than she knew before: [[spoiler: there [[spoiler:there is a District 13! She actually gets to go there for the first time, but finds that it is another UndergroundCity.]]



** It starts to dip into PyrrhicVillainy in the third book. Snow states that the Capitol needs the Districts to survive, but [[spoiler: with the people of the Capitol losing faith in their government, the brutal mistreatment of the Capitol's cultural figureheads and multiple districts in open revolt or burned to the ground]] it becomes clear that even if the Capitol wins it's going to have a rough time. This is even pointed out in the motto of the rebels.
-->-- "If we burn, you burn with us!"

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** It starts to dip into PyrrhicVillainy in the third book. Snow states that the Capitol needs the Districts to survive, but and [[spoiler: with the people of the Capitol losing faith in their government, the brutal mistreatment of the Capitol's cultural figureheads and multiple districts in open revolt or burned to the ground]] it becomes clear that even if the Capitol wins it's going to have a rough time. This is even pointed out in the motto of the rebels.
-->-- --> "If we burn, you burn with us!"



** In an example of this trope being beneficial to the heroes, Katniss is able to hunt outside the gates of District 12 at the beginning of the first book, in spite of a clear law against it, because her kills are so prized that even the Peacemakers in charge of enforcing the laws buy the meat that she sells.

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** In an example of this trope being beneficial to the heroes, Katniss is able to hunt outside the gates of District 12 at the beginning of the first book, in spite of a clear law against it, because her kills are so prized that even the Peacemakers Peacekeepers in charge of enforcing the laws buy need the meat that she sells.



* SexSlave: In Book 3, according to Finnick [[spoiler:this happens to a lot of victors, himself included.]]

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* SexSlave: In Book 3, according 3. According to Finnick Finnick, [[spoiler:this happens to a lot of victors, himself included.]]



* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Katniss remembers a boy [[EvenEvilHasStandards who was]] [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident eliminated]] from one edition of the games for cannibalism. His name? [[Theatre/TitusAndronicus Titus]]. There are some other minor characters with names from Shakespeare--Cressida comes to mind, for one and Lavinia, who has no tongue.

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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Katniss remembers a boy [[EvenEvilHasStandards who was]] [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident eliminated]] from one edition of the games for cannibalism. His name? [[Theatre/TitusAndronicus Titus]]. There are some other minor characters with names from Shakespeare--Cressida Shakespeare – Cressida comes to mind, for one one, and Lavinia, who has no tongue.



* SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler:Finnick and Annie]] in "''Mockingjay''".

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* SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler:Finnick and Annie]] in "''Mockingjay''"."''Mockingjay.''"



*** To be fair, by then, Katniss was already a symbol sparking rebellion. Her speech at District 11 on her victor's tour, expressing anguish over [[spoiler:Rue's]] unfair death rather than gratitude to the Capitol, prompted the whole district to riot, and after that every misstep caused more and more impact, to the extent of his own granddaughter modeling her hair like Katniss'. Being docile and submissive to him wasn't enough – she had to prove to the rest of the country that their hope in her was misplaced, and that she wasn't going to be the symbol of the rebellion that they were looking for. He even says outright that to many people, the berries looked like defiance of the Capitol rather than love (especially since, yknow, they were), and then she got away with it. If he HAD just let her live in peace and not reminded her to stay in line, her presence in the Capitol as a victor eventually would have unwound everything anyway.



* TemptingFate: In the first book, Katniss reassures her sister Prim that her name won't be drawn for the Hunger Games … Seconds later, that's exactly what happens. And Katniss realizes that if you're referred to as "the girl who was on fire" enough times, eventually you do get actually lit on fire.

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* TemptingFate: In the first book, Katniss reassures her sister Prim after a nightmare that her name won't be drawn for the Hunger Games … Seconds Games...seconds later, that's exactly what happens. And Katniss realizes that if you're referred to as "the girl who was on fire" enough times, eventually you do get actually lit on fire.



* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Here, there and everywhere given the nature of the Games. Big mention to [[spoiler:Cato, who, having lost all his limbs and skin from being gnawed on by at least twenty wolf-like creatures for hours on end, dies from an arrow to the face.]]

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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Here, there and everywhere given the nature of the Games. Big mention to [[spoiler:Cato, who, having lost all his limbs and skin from being gnawed on by at least twenty wolf-like creatures for hours on end, dies from an arrow to the face.]]



* TraumaCongaLine: By the end, try to count more surviving characters that haven't suffered one without running out of fingers. This is especially endemic amongst the victors of the games as the Capitol torments them to keep them from using their elevated status to foment rebellion. In fact, for Katniss, this series is one entire TraumaCongaLine.

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* TraumaCongaLine: By the end, try to count more surviving characters that haven't suffered one without running one. You won't run out of fingers. This is especially endemic amongst the victors of the games games, as the Capitol torments them to keep them from using their elevated status to foment rebellion. In fact, for Katniss, this series is one entire TraumaCongaLine.



* VillainsNeverLie: President Snow agrees to never lie to Katniss [[spoiler: and as far as the reader is aware he keeps to that.]]

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* VillainsNeverLie: President Snow agrees to never lie to Katniss Katniss, [[spoiler: and as far as the reader is aware he keeps to that.]]



** "President Snow used to...[[spoiler: sell me...my body, that is"]]

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** "President Snow used to...[[spoiler: sell me...my body, that is"]]is."]]



*** Cinna mentioned he thought that the coal miner outfits were weak, tired, and unflattering. It's possible he just wanted to do a better job.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Left ambiguous throughout the series if Katniss will end up with anyone at all. For one thing she doesn't want to fall in love, get married and have babies that might end up in the Hunger Games. For that reason she resists her budding feelings for [[spoiler:Peeta. Gale professing his romantic feelings confuses her and a minor triangle plays out for a few chapters of the second book. Ultimately she chooses to be with Peeta but doesn't start a family with him until fifteen years after the end of the war]]. The movies play it up like a big triangle by adding scenes that allude to [[spoiler:Katniss having feelings for Gale]] and remove the majority of the scenes that [[spoiler:shows she's falling for Peeta]], presumably to cash in on the shipper war hype of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' but it's mostly lead to a negative response and was toned down for the third film.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Left ambiguous throughout the series if Katniss will end up with anyone at all. For one thing thing, she doesn't want to fall in love, get married and have babies children that might end up in the Hunger Games. For that reason Games, so she resists her budding feelings for [[spoiler:Peeta. Gale professing his romantic feelings confuses her and a minor triangle plays out for a few chapters of the second book. Ultimately book, then ultimately she chooses to be with Peeta but doesn't start a family with him until fifteen years after the end of the war]]. The movies play it up like a big triangle by adding scenes that allude to [[spoiler:Katniss having feelings for Gale]] and remove the majority of the scenes that [[spoiler:shows she's falling for Peeta]], presumably to cash in on the shipper war hype of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' but it's mostly lead to a negative response and was toned down for the third film.


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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: District 13 is the odd district out.

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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: District 13 is the odd district out.out, [[spoiler:especially after it got firebombed into oblivion by the Capitol.]]



** In ''Mockingjay'': After Katniss kills the last enemy of the war - [[spoiler:Coin. Snow]], despite knowing he's about to die as well, cracks up laughing.



** On the other hand, those names are apparently usual in this new society, as we can pick up ThemeNaming: Katniss, Primrose, Gale's surname Hawthorne, Rue and Thresh's names, are all derived from plants and agriculture, and the Capitol and Career districts have names inspired from Antiquity: Plutarch, Seneca, Coriolanus, Cato, Effie (for Euphemia), Brutus, Cressida, Messala, Castor and Pollux, or luxury things: Gloss, Glimmer, Cashmere, Effie's surname Trinket.

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** On the other hand, those names are apparently usual in this new society, as we can pick up ThemeNaming: Katniss, Primrose, Gale's surname Hawthorne, Rue and Thresh's names, are all derived from plants and agriculture, agriculture (and even Peeta's is food-related), and the Capitol and Career districts have names inspired from Antiquity: Plutarch, Seneca, Coriolanus, Cato, Effie (for Euphemia), Brutus, Cressida, Messala, Castor and Pollux, or luxury things: Gloss, Glimmer, Cashmere, Effie's surname Trinket.



* AirstripOne: The Districts are numbered and segregated by industry

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* AirstripOne: The Districts are numbered numbered, and segregated by industryindustry.



* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Katniss could qualify. She is aloof and dark-haired, and admired by many, whether it be her "fans" from the Capitol or some of her fellow soldiers and tributes in the Hunger Games.

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* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Katniss could qualify. She is aloof and dark-haired, and admired by many, whether it be her "fans" from the Capitol or some of her fellow soldiers and tributes in the Hunger Games. Then again, she's not really aloof, just traumatized, jaded, and mistrusting after living in District 12, losing both caretakers at once (for a time), becoming the sole provider for an already-starving family, and then volunteering to save her 12 year old sister from being murdered in cold blood in front of a cheering crowd of onlookers.



* AnyoneCanDie: ''The Hunger Games'' is actually an interesting example. Many of the characters are ''guaranteed'' to die, due to the format of the Games; however, as with most other works, main characters are very rarely if ever killed (depending on who you'd be willing to count as a main character), and only in major events. Katniss, as the first person narrator, inevitably survives the entire series. Everyone else, however, is fair game, [[spoiler:especially in ''Mockingjay'', where the country goes into a full-scale rebellion with heavy losses on both sides]].

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* AnyoneCanDie: ''The Hunger Games'' is actually an interesting example. Many of the characters are ''guaranteed'' to die, due to the format of the Games; however, as with most other works, main characters are very rarely if ever killed (depending on who you'd be willing to count as a main character), and only in major events. Katniss, as the first person narrator, inevitably survives the entire series. Everyone else, however, is fair game, [[spoiler:especially in ''Mockingjay'', where the country goes into a full-scale rebellion with heavy losses on both sides]].sides. And that does mean ''everyone''.]]



** "Stay alive"
** Catching Fire has "Remember who the real enemy is." and "Tick tock, it's a/goes the clock."

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** "Stay alive"
alive."
** Catching Fire has "Remember who the real enemy is." and "Tick tock, it's a/goes tock goes the clock."



* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: This trope is deliberately invoked [[spoiler:by Peeta who claims Katniss is pregnant after the two are forced back into the arena for the Quarter Quell.]] Apparently not even the bloodthirsty denizens of the Capitol seem to want to watch a pregnant girl be killed. Subverted in the epilogue as while [[spoiler:Peeta and Katniss do have two children, and this is a sign of hope, the world is still far from a good place, and Peeta and Katniss both retain enduring psychological issues as a result of the events of the books]].

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: This trope is deliberately invoked [[spoiler:by Peeta who claims Katniss is pregnant after the two are forced back into the arena for the Quarter Quell.]] Apparently not even the bloodthirsty denizens of the Capitol seem to want to watch a pregnant girl be killed. Subverted in the epilogue as while [[spoiler:Peeta and Katniss do have two children, and this is a sign of hope, the world is still far from a good place, and Peeta and Katniss both retain enduring psychological issues as a result of the events of the books]].books. This is less 'babies make everything better' and more the fact that the world is finally 'better' enough to have a baby in the first place.]]



* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: This occurs with regard to [[spoiler: Rue]], as Katniss would be rather unsympathetic if she was forced to kill [[spoiler: someone that reminded her of her little sister]], one of the fellow competitors does it for her.
** Indeed, [[spoiler:in the entire trilogy, she never has to do such "dirty work" against any sympathetic character, which is why her murder of the unarmed Capitol woman in the third book is so shocking]].

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* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: This occurs with regard to [[spoiler: Rue]], as Rue.]] As Katniss would be rather unsympathetic if she was forced to kill [[spoiler: someone that a terrified 12 year old who saved her life, looked up to her, and reminded her of her little sister]], one of the fellow competitors does it for her.
** Indeed, [[spoiler:in the entire trilogy, she never has to do such "dirty work" against any sympathetic character, which is why her murder of the unarmed Capitol woman in the third book is so shocking]].shocking.]]



* BeachKiss: Katniss and [[spoiler:Peeta]] share one in "''Catching Fire''". Actually, they're at it for quite a while.

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* BeachKiss: Katniss and [[spoiler:Peeta]] share one in "''Catching Fire''".''Catching Fire''. Actually, they're at it for quite a while.



* [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe Because You Were Nice To My Friend]]: Thresh spares Katniss on one occasion because she helped Rue out before she died.
* BecomingTheMask: Katniss pretends to be [[spoiler:in love with Peeta just to keep them both alive in the arena.]] At the end of the first book, she has begun to question herself whether this [[spoiler:fake romance has become real affection]]. By the middle of the second book, [[spoiler:she is totally prepared to die so he can continue living]]. At the begin of ''Mockingjay'' she lets herself get staged as the fake revolutionary hero "Mockingjay". About half way in the book, [[spoiler: witnessing the heroic sacrifices of ordinary people in a hospital and being asked to fight with them convince her to become the "Mockingjay" hero for real.]]

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* [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe Because You Were Nice To My Friend]]: Thresh Thresh, who is also from District 11, spares Katniss on one occasion because she helped Rue out before and gave her as much dignity as she died.
could in her death.
* BecomingTheMask: BecomingTheMask:
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Katniss pretends to be [[spoiler:in love with Peeta just to keep them both alive in the arena.]] At the end of the first book, she has begun to question herself whether this [[spoiler:fake romance has become real affection]]. affection.]] By the middle of the second book, [[spoiler:she is totally prepared to die so he can continue living]]. living.]]
**
At the begin beginning of ''Mockingjay'' ''Mockingjay,'' she lets herself get staged as the fake archetypal revolutionary hero "Mockingjay". that [[District 13]] wants her to be. About half way in the book, [[spoiler: witnessing the heroic sacrifices of ordinary people in a hospital and being asked to fight with them convince her to become the "Mockingjay" Mockingjay hero for real.]]



* BeeBeeGun: Katniss uses a hive of lethal, genetically-altered wasps to kill some of her opponents. And almost kills herself in the process, since they don't enjoy being used.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Johanna wants to have Capitol children get slaughtered in Hunger Games, she specifically wants Snow's granddaughter to die, although she is super cute and loves Katniss. Peeta in a twisted way, as it's not the torture per se that makes him evil, but his pain and fear gets redirected towards Katniss via memory manipulation.]]

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* BeeBeeGun: Katniss uses a hive of lethal, genetically-altered wasps to kill some of her opponents. And almost kills herself in the process, since they don't enjoy being used.
opponents as well as unintentionally injure herself.
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler: Johanna wants to have see Capitol children get slaughtered in Hunger Games, she specifically wants and more specifically, President Snow's granddaughter to die, although she is super cute and loves Katniss. 12 year old granddaughter. Peeta in a twisted way, as it's not the torture per se that makes him evil, but the way that his pain and fear gets were redirected towards Katniss via memory manipulation.]]



* BigBrotherInstinct: Katniss to Prim, Rue to her siblings, and Thresh to Rue. See the character page for how.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Katniss to Prim, Prim and most other children that remind her of Prim. Also Rue to her siblings, and Thresh to Rue. See the character page for how.



* BigDamnHeroes: In the first book [[spoiler:Thresh saves Katniss from being killed by Clove, on behalf of her relationship with Rue]]. In the second book, [[spoiler:Plutarch and Haymitch evacuate Katniss from the arena before the Capitol gets it's hands on her]].
* TheBigDamnKiss: One per book. In-universe the Katniss/Peeta shippers in the Capitol (and for that matter the rest of Panem) get such a moment when Katniss and Peeta are in the cave in the first book.

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* BigDamnHeroes: In the first book [[spoiler:Thresh saves Katniss from being killed by Clove, on behalf of her relationship with Rue]]. Rue.]] In the second book, [[spoiler:Plutarch and Haymitch evacuate Katniss from the arena before the Capitol gets it's hands on her]].
her.]]
* TheBigDamnKiss: One per book. In-universe In-universe, the Katniss/Peeta shippers in the Capitol (and for that matter the rest of Panem) get such a moment when Katniss and Peeta are hiding in the cave in the first book.cave.



* BirdsOfAFeather: Katniss and Gale, though ultimately inverted when [[spoiler:Katniss decides that she needs Peeta to balance her own personality out.]]

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* BirdsOfAFeather: Katniss and Gale, though ultimately inverted when [[spoiler:Katniss decides that she needs Peeta to balance her own personality rather ruthless and cynical tendancies out.]]



* BlackAndGrayMorality: This gets especially obvious in ''Mockingjay'', since [[spoiler:the Capitol commits all sorts of war crimes, and some of the rebels are willing to stoop to their level (either for the greater good of defeating the Capitol and/or for revenge). The final straw that convinces Katniss that the Capitol and District 13 are NotSoDifferent is when she witnesses what is probably a FalseFlagOperation targeting civilians/children and their own medics (including her little sister) followed closely by District 13's President offering a vote to have their ''own'' Hunger Games.]]

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: This gets especially obvious in ''Mockingjay'', since [[spoiler:the Capitol commits all sorts of war crimes, and some of the rebels are willing to stoop to their level (either for the greater good of defeating the Capitol and/or for revenge). The final straw that convinces Katniss that the Capitol and District 13 are NotSoDifferent is when she witnesses what is probably a FalseFlagOperation targeting civilians/children children and their own medics (including her little sister) using a bombing tactic that Gale had thought up, followed closely by District 13's President offering a vote to have their ''own'' Hunger Games.Games. To make it even grayer, Katniss herself votes yes on the Capitol Hunger Games, and President Snow tells Katniss that while he's not above killing children, he would ''never'' have pulled the stunt that had just killed Prim, and they both know he's not lying.]]



* BloodierAndGorier: ''Mockingjay'' is probably the bloodiest of all the books (though none of them are gory per se), but this applies much more clearly in-universe to the Quarter Quells, which are all extremely violent and made ''even more'' brutal than the "normal" Games.

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* BloodierAndGorier: ''Mockingjay'' is probably the bloodiest of all the books (though none of them are gory per se), but this applies much more clearly in-universe to the Quarter Quells, which are all extremely violent and in-universe intentionally made ''even more'' brutal than the "normal" Games.



* BookEnds: Buttercup [[spoiler: is hated by Katniss in the begin and adopted as protective pet and reminder of Prim in the end]]. Nightmare [[spoiler: wakes Prim in the begin, and Katniss' child in the end]]. Singing to the frightened child [[spoiler: Prim in the begin and Katniss' child in the end]].

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* BookEnds: Buttercup [[spoiler: is hated by Katniss in the begin and adopted as protective pet and mutual reminder of Prim in the end]]. Nightmare end.]] A nightmare [[spoiler: wakes Prim in the begin, beginning, and Katniss' child in the end]]. Singing to the frightened child child: [[spoiler: Prim in the begin beginning and Katniss' child in the end]].



* BreakfastClub: People who have won the Games tend to become close friends and stick together, because only other tributes can understand what they have gone through. In ''Mockingjay'' there's a vote between the Tributes about whether or not to send [[spoiler:high-ranking Capitol officials' children into a last Hunger Game]]; Katniss and Haymitch vote to do it. It seems almost certain that Katniss votes that way only in order to [[spoiler:fool Coin into thinking she's on her side]], and the fact that Haymitch understood that and voted with her makes Katniss realizes how much they really understand each other.
* BreakTheCutie: To a certain extent, any character deemed cute goes through this treatment in the series. Peeta's TraumaCongaLine is significantly longer than that of most of the other characters, though for the most part he takes it all in stride. In addition, [[spoiler:Katniss']] own mental breakdown, and the reasons it comes about, is elaborated on repeatedly throughout the third book, until eventually you have to wonder when the tale of [[spoiler:a recent victor of a brutal tournament acting as the heroic symbol of a rebellion]] ends and [[spoiler:the clinical psychological study on how to utterly break a seventeen-year-old girl's mind]] begins.

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* BreakfastClub: BreakfastClub:
**
People who have won the Games tend to become close friends and stick together, because only other tributes can understand what they have gone through. through.
**
In ''Mockingjay'' there's a vote between the Tributes about whether or not to send [[spoiler:high-ranking Capitol officials' children into a last Hunger Game]]; Katniss and Haymitch vote to do it. It seems almost certain that Katniss votes that way only in order to [[spoiler:fool Coin into thinking she's on her side]], and the fact that Haymitch understood that and voted with her makes Katniss realizes how much they really understand each other.
* BreakTheCutie: To a certain extent, any character deemed cute goes through this treatment in the series. Rue is the first, as she gets shoved into the Hunger Games at 12, and is heartbreakingly resigned to the fact that she can't win. Peeta's TraumaCongaLine is significantly longer than that of most of the other characters, though for the most part he takes it all in stride. In addition, [[spoiler:Katniss']] own mental breakdown, and the reasons it comes about, is elaborated on repeatedly throughout the third book, until eventually you have to wonder when the tale of [[spoiler:a recent victor of a brutal tournament acting as the heroic symbol of a rebellion]] ends and [[spoiler:the clinical psychological study on how to utterly break a seventeen-year-old girl's mind]] begins.



* BrokenBird: Before the storyline of the books, Katniss' father died, which caused her mother to cross the despair event horizon, entering a catatonic state where she could not care for her family anymore. This in turn drove Katniss over the despair event horizon as she nearly starved to death and had lost both parents as nurturing, reliable and relatable people. [[spoiler: Johanna's and Haymitch' family got murdered. Peeta and Johanna got tortured. Annie had to listen to the screams of Peeta and Johanna and got mentally unstable from it.]]
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Gender flipped with Katniss as the brooding one and Peeta as the gentle one.

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* BrokenBird: BrokenBird:
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Before the storyline of the books, Katniss' father died, which caused her mother to cross the despair event horizon, entering a catatonic state where she could not care for her family anymore. This in turn drove Katniss over the despair event horizon as she nearly starved to death and had lost both parents as nurturing, reliable and relatable people. people and was suddenly tasked with keeping herself, her mother, and her little sister alive in a world where she's unable to even get a job. She's never able to fully trust her mother again, and watching her family starve because of her inability to bring in money and food has left her extremely closed off to others, protective of the people in her care, and utterly robbed of a childhood.
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[[spoiler: Johanna's and Haymitch' family got Haymitch's families were murdered. Peeta and Johanna got tortured. Annie had to listen to the screams of Peeta and Johanna and got mentally unstable from it.]]
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Gender flipped Subverted and gender flipped, with Katniss as the brooding one and Peeta as the gentle one.



* BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage: Subverted. [[spoiler:Peeta and Katniss, although not in love with each other,]] plan one to appease president Snow.

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* BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage: Subverted. [[spoiler:Peeta and Katniss, although not in love with each other,]] plan one to appease president President Snow.



* CatFight: Averted. Just because a fight involves two females doesn't make it a sexy catfight. The Hunger Games proves it to a horrible point.

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* CatFight: Averted. Just because a A fight involves involving two females doesn't make it is not automatically a sexy catfight. catfight, which The Hunger Games proves it to a horrible point.especially intensely.



* CentralTheme: Oddly enough, marketing and the power of symbols.

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* CentralTheme: Oddly enough, marketing and the power of symbols. Emphasized by the real-world marketing of the novel, preferring the love story to the social commentary in almost an exact mirror of the Capitol marketing the Games.



* ChildlessDystopia: [[spoiler:District 13]] has very few children, because of a SterilityPlague some time back that rendered many unable to conceive. This is why they welcome refugees with open arms, as they want to increase their population's genetic diversity.
* TheChessmaster: President Snow [[spoiler:, President Coin and better than both of them is Plutarch Heavensbee]].
* ChildrenForcedToKill: A person can be picked for the Games at ''12''.
* ChildSoldiers: In [[spoiler:13]], those over fourteen are granted entry-level ranks in the military and are respectfully addressed as "soldier".

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* ChildlessDystopia: [[spoiler:District 13]] has very few children, because of a SterilityPlague – likely due to radiation, as they're the nuclear power district – some time back that rendered many unable to conceive. This is why they welcome refugees with open arms, as they want to increase their population's genetic diversity.
* TheChessmaster: President Snow [[spoiler:, President Coin and and, better than both of them is them, Plutarch Heavensbee]].
* ChildrenForcedToKill: A person can be picked person's name begins going in the jar for the Games at ''12''.
* ChildSoldiers: In [[spoiler:13]], [[spoiler:District 13]], those over fourteen are granted entry-level ranks in the military and are respectfully addressed as "soldier".



* DueToTheDead: Katniss covers [[spoiler: Rue's body]] with flowers and sings a funeral lament.

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* DueToTheDead: Katniss sings to [[spoiler:Rue]] and cradles her as she dies, covers [[spoiler: Rue's body]] her body with flowers flowers, and then sings a funeral lament.lament. Especially poignant because she's not just paying her dues, she's acknowledging the humanity rather than disposability of [[spoiler:a 12 year old sentenced to certain death just out of spite, and had Katniss not done this, her family never would have recovered the body or ever had the chance to give their dead child any dignity. As it stands, they still don't, but they – and the rest of District 11 – at least got to be sure that ''someone'' cared for and comforted their daughter as she died, and that she wasn't alone when she did.]]



* DyingAsYourself: Before going into the arena in the first book, Peeta mentions that his goal isn't to survive, but to retain his humanity.

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* DyingAsYourself: Before going into the arena in the first book, Peeta mentions that his goal isn't to survive, but to retain his humanity. Katniss doesn't understand him for a bit, but after seeing some of the more heinous things close-up, she begins to feel the same way.



* {{Dystopia}}: Panem's 12 districts are not great places to live.

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* {{Dystopia}}: {{Dystopia}}:
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Panem's 12 districts are not great places to live.live.
** ''The'' Dystopia, in a more meta sense. The Hunger Games kicked off a much larger trend of YA Dystopian novels, borrowing from it in various ways. After this point, nearly all Dystopian novels include forced segregation based on industry or personality (see the factions of ''Divergent'', the circles in ''The Jewel'', and the castes of ''The Selection'', to the extent that ''The Selection'' is dystopian), and many of them circle around a teenaged girl leading a rebellion. Far fewer of them seem to address philosophy and more of them analyze the life of how one or two people survive, see the injustice around them, and decide to act.


* BloodierAndGorier: ''Mockingjay'' is probably the bloodiest of all the books (though none of them are gory per se), but this applies much more clearly in-universe to the Quarter Quells, which are all extremely violent and made ''even more'' brutal than the "normal" Games.



* TheBrute: Cato in the first book, and the aptly named Brutus in the second.

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* TheBrute: Cato in the first book, and the aptly named Brutus in the second. Also implied to have been the case with the never-seen Titus.


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** Wiress and Beetee are known to be capable of making bombs, which helps out everyone in ''Catching Fire'' multiple times when they're able to manipulate the forcefield. Then, Beetee uses his skills in ''Mockingjay'' to kill many civilians.


* ThirteenIsUnlucky: District 13 is the odd district out.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: More like Earn Your Bittersweet Ending.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: More like Earn Your Bittersweet Ending. [[spoiler:The uprising destroyed entire Districts and killed countless people, while Katniss lost many friends, Prim, and temporarily her sanity. But Panem turns out to be better under a new president, the Hunger Games is abolished, the Tributes are honored, and everyone is recovering. Katniss and Peeta have two children and live together for over 20 years.]]



** [[spoiler:There are very few Victors at the end of the series. When Coin calls a Victors' conference at the end of ''Mockingjay'', which pointedly includes everyone surviving, only seven turn up, out of the fifty nine alive before the Second Quarter Quell. Eighteen were killed during the Quell, two (Finnick and Lyme) were killed during the Second Rebellion, and the remaining unaccounted for were killed during the so-called "Victors' Purge" that the Capitol ordered after the Quell was sabotaged.]]

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** [[spoiler:There are very few Victors at the end of the series. When Coin calls a Victors' conference at the end of ''Mockingjay'', which pointedly includes everyone surviving, only seven turn up, out of the fifty nine alive before the Second Third Quarter Quell. Eighteen were killed during the Quell, two (Finnick and Lyme) were killed during the Second Rebellion, and the remaining unaccounted for were killed during the so-called "Victors' Purge" that the Capitol ordered after the Quell was sabotaged.]]



* ThereAreNoCoincidences: That the Third Quarter Quell happens to reap victors, one of whom openly defied the Capitol a year prior and is slowly becoming a symbol of the revolution. Despite the Capitol's insistence that the Quarter Quells' twists have a long history, literally nobody buys it.



* ThirteenIsUnlucky: District 13 is the odd district out.


* ChildlessDystopia: [[spoiler:District 13]] has very few children, because of a SterilityPlague some time back that rendered many unable to conceive. This is why they welcome refugees with open arms, as they want to increase their population's genetic diversity.



* DisappearedDad: Katniss and Prim's father died in the mines a few years before the book begins. Gale's father also died in the same accident. It's concealed in somewhat of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but Haymitch's father might have been this as well. Haymitch has told Katniss that [[spoiler: President Snow had his mother, baby brother, and girlfriend killed as punishment for making the Capitol look bad in the arena]], but a father is never mentioned.
** Also happens with [[spoiler:Peeta's]] father, along with the rest of the family.

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* DisappearedDad: DisappearedDad:
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Katniss and Prim's father died in the mines a few years before the book begins. Gale's father also died in the same accident. It's concealed in somewhat of a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but Haymitch's father might have been this as well. Haymitch has told Katniss that [[spoiler: President Snow had his mother, baby brother, and girlfriend killed as punishment for making the Capitol look bad in the arena]], but a father is never mentioned.
** Also happens with [[spoiler:Peeta's]] father, father at the end of ''Catching Fire'', along with the rest of the family.


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* EverybodysDeadDave: The WhamLine at the end of ''Catching Fire'' is that [[spoiler:District 12 is bombed to oblivion. Gale survives and assures Katniss that her mother and sister are safe, but the others' fates are up in the air until ''Mockingjay'', where we learn that 90% of the population perished, including the entire Undersee and Mellark families (excluding Peeta, who is in the Capitol).]]


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* ParentalAbandonment:
** Katniss' father died a few years ago and her mother was sent into catatonia for quite some time, forcing her to become the family's breadwinner.
** [[spoiler:Peeta]] suffers this at the end of ''Catching Fire'', after [[spoiler:his parents and brothers are killed during the District 12 bombings]].


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* SoleSurvivor:
** [[spoiler:Only 10% of District 12's population survived the Capitol's bombings at the end of ''Catching Fire''. The Everdeen and Hawthorne families, plus Delly Cartwright, made it, but the Undersee and Mellark (except for Peeta) families did not.]]
** [[spoiler:There are very few Victors at the end of the series. When Coin calls a Victors' conference at the end of ''Mockingjay'', which pointedly includes everyone surviving, only seven turn up, out of the fifty nine alive before the Second Quarter Quell. Eighteen were killed during the Quell, two (Finnick and Lyme) were killed during the Second Rebellion, and the remaining unaccounted for were killed during the so-called "Victors' Purge" that the Capitol ordered after the Quell was sabotaged.]]


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* TragicKeepsake: The Mockingjay pin that Madge gives Katniss in the first book used to belong to Maysilee Donner, Madge's aunt and a tribute in the 50th Hunger Games. It later becomes [[spoiler:Madge's own memento when she and her entire family perish during the District 12 bombings at the end of ''Catching Fire'']].


* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:The epilogue of ''Mockingjay'' is set more than 15 years after the end of the revolution.]]

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* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:The epilogue of ''Mockingjay'' is set more than 15 20 years after the end of the revolution.]]


''The Hunger Games'', by Creator/SuzanneCollins, is a trilogy of young adult novels that take place AfterTheEnd in [[MeaningfulName Panem]], a nation in what used to be North America that is divided into numbered districts and a large capital city ([[{{Pun}} the Capitol]]). In the first book, heroine Katniss Everdeen [[HeroicSacrifice takes her sister Primrose's place]] when Prim is chosen to be a contestant ("[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Tribute]]") in the Hunger Games: an annual televised DeadlyGame wherein 24 teenage contestants are [[ClosedCircle locked in an arena]] to fight to the death until only one remains. Her struggle for survival ends up igniting a firestorm that quickly goes beyond her control, until she finds herself embroiled in an all-out war that almost makes the arena look like Disneyland.

The three books are:

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''The Hunger Games'', by Creator/SuzanneCollins, is a trilogy tetralogy ([[TrilogyCreep formerly a trilogy]]) of young adult novels that take place AfterTheEnd in [[MeaningfulName Panem]], a nation in what used to be North America that is divided into numbered districts and a large capital city ([[{{Pun}} the Capitol]]). In the first book, heroine Katniss Everdeen [[HeroicSacrifice takes her sister Primrose's place]] when Prim is chosen to be a contestant ("[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Tribute]]") in the Hunger Games: an annual televised DeadlyGame wherein 24 teenage contestants are [[ClosedCircle locked in an arena]] to fight to the death until only one remains. Her struggle for survival ends up igniting a firestorm that quickly goes beyond her control, until she finds herself embroiled in an all-out war that almost makes the arena look like Disneyland.

The three four books are:




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* Untitled Book#4 (2020)



* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:The epilogue of ''Mockingjay'' is set more than 15 years after the end of the revolution.]]
* DistantSequel: The currently unreleased fourth book will be set 64 years before the events of the series. Presumably, the 10th Hunger Games will be shown.



* ExcessiveMourning: Katniss' mother, after her father's death.

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* ExcessiveMourning: ExcessiveMourning:
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Katniss' mother, for what is implied to be several years, after her father's death.death. By the time the series starts, she has moved on, but Katniss never forgives her the whole time she essentially abandoned her and Prim.
** Katniss herself suffers this [[spoiler:after Prim's death. She undergoes a deep depression and never really moves on from it. Peeta has to persuade her for 15 years before she agrees to have their children.]] Meanwhile, her mother [[spoiler:feels that it's too painful to even return to District 12, so she decides to move to District 4.]]



* FakePregnancy: A variant in which it's the ''guy'' who lies: when forced back into the Arena, Peeta decides to play up his and Katniss's StarcrossedLovers shtick by announcing that she's pregnant, in order to increase sympathy from the Capitol residents.



* FalseFlagOperation: Toward the end of ''Mockingjay''.



* FamilyExtermination: President Snow threatens Katniss Everdeen of murdering lots of her relatives if she doesn't keep her pretended couple with Peta Mallark.



* FamilyOfChoice: Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch for each other (the films also include [[spoiler:Effie]] to a degree). Katniss still has her mother and sister [[spoiler:until the third book where her sister dies and her mother moves away]] and Peeta's family is still around [[spoiler:until the end of book two]] but all of Haymitch's loved ones were killed by the Capitol after the second Quarter Quell. The three of them become very close and at one point in the second book Katniss flat-out calls Haymitch a family member. For Haymitch, Katniss and Peeta seem to be the children he never had. By the end of the series [[spoiler:Katniss and Peeta are married with two small children and Haymitch presumably fills the role of grandfather, since both Katniss' and Peeta's fathers are dead]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
** The books are ripe with this. Not surprising considering how many children have died in Panem for entertainment over the past 75 years. How about being caught in a net and speared by a trident courtesy of a ''fourteen year-old''? Or having an axe essentially boomeranged into your head? Or having a nest of vicious, highly venomous genetically engineered wasps dropped on you while you were sleeping? This happening with the whole world watching you doesn't make it better.
** The pods in ''Mockingjay'' crank this trope up to eleven.
** President Snow tries to inflict one of these on Katniss. By [[spoiler:brainwashing the boy who loves her, and she's fallen love with in return, into wanting to kill her because he fears ''she'' will kill ''him''. Imagine finally being reunited with someone you love and thinking your reunion is going to be super happy only to find that person's hands around your throat trying to strangle you.]]



* FakePregnancy: A variant in which it's the ''guy'' who lies: when forced back into the Arena, Peeta decides to play up his and Katniss's StarcrossedLovers shtick by announcing that she's pregnant, in order to increase sympathy from the Capitol residents.
* FalseFlagOperation: Toward the end of ''Mockingjay''.
* FamilyExtermination: President Snow threatens Katniss Everdeen of murdering lots of her relatives if she doesn't keep her pretended couple with Peta Mallark.
* FamilyOfChoice: Katniss, Peeta and Haymitch for each other (the films also include [[spoiler:Effie]] to a degree). Katniss still has her mother and sister [[spoiler:until the third book where her sister dies and her mother moves away]] and Peeta's family is still around [[spoiler:until the end of book two]] but all of Haymitch's loved ones were killed by the Capitol after the second Quarter Quell. The three of them become very close and at one point in the second book Katniss flat-out calls Haymitch a family member. For Haymitch, Katniss and Peeta seem to be the children he never had. By the end of the series [[spoiler:Katniss and Peeta are married with two small children and Haymitch presumably fills the role of grandfather, since both Katniss' and Peeta's fathers are dead]].
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
** The books are ripe with this. Not surprising considering how many children have died in Panem for entertainment over the past 75 years. How about being caught in a net and speared by a trident courtesy of a ''fourteen year-old''? Or having an axe essentially boomeranged into your head? Or having a nest of vicious, highly venomous genetically engineered wasps dropped on you while you were sleeping? This happening with the whole world watching you doesn't make it better.
** The pods in ''Mockingjay'' crank this trope up to eleven.
** President Snow tries to inflict one of these on Katniss. By [[spoiler:brainwashing the boy who loves her, and she's fallen love with in return, into wanting to kill her because he fears ''she'' will kill ''him''. Imagine finally being reunited with someone you love and thinking your reunion is going to be super happy only to find that person's hands around your throat trying to strangle you.]]



* InelegantBlubbering: During Katniss' breakdown after the announcement of the Quarter Quell, most notably. Even more so when she meets Buttercup [[spoiler: in district 12 which makes Katniss realize Prim's death.]]



* InelegantBlubbering: During Katniss' breakdown after the announcement of the Quarter Quell, most notably. Even more so when she meets Buttercup [[spoiler: in district 12 which makes Katniss realize Prim's death.]]



* KillTheCutie: the series ''loves'' this. [[spoiler: Cuties killed include Rue, Cinna and eventually Prim.]]



* KillTheCutie: the series ''loves'' this. [[spoiler: Cuties killed include Rue, Cinna and eventually Prim.]]



* LotteryOfDoom: The reaping, which selects tributes for the Hunger Games.

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* LotteryOfDoom: The reaping, which selects tributes for the Hunger Games. The only exception is during the 25th Hunger Games (the first Quarter Quell), where tributes are selected ''by voting''.



* NecessarilyEvil: The war-ending plot, seen from two different perspectives. [[spoiler: At first, it seems like the Capitol views the deaths of children by their own weaponry as a necessary evil to lure in and kill rebel medics with a second attack, but it turns out that the deaths of the rebel medics were the necessary evil for 13 to frame Snow for the attack with the enemy's equipment and ruin all faith in the Capitol.]]



* NecessarilyEvil: The war-ending plot, seen from two different perspectives. [[spoiler: At first, it seems like the Capitol views the deaths of children by their own weaponry as a necessary evil to lure in and kill rebel medics with a second attack, but it turns out that the deaths of the rebel medics were the necessary evil for 13 to frame Snow for the attack with the enemy's equipment and ruin all faith in the Capitol.]]



* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:Katniss]] near the end of the third book, after [[spoiler:killing Coin]]. Annie is also presented as unstable at the best of times.

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* TheOphelia: TheOphelia:
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[[spoiler:Katniss]] near the end of the third book, after [[spoiler:killing Coin]]. Coin]].
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Annie is also presented as unstable at the best of times.times. She even has the Shakespearean character's water motif: District 4 specializes in fishing and she survived her Hunger Games because she could swim the longest after the Gamemakers flooded the arena.



* ProngsOfPoseidon: Since he's from the fishing district, Finnick is dangerously adept with a trident.



* ProngsOfPoseidon: Since he's from the fishing district, Finnick is dangerously adept with a trident.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: Gale.



* TallDarkAndHandsome: Gale.



* TrilogyCreep: While she assisted crafting the cinematic adaptations, Suzanne Collins appeared to be done with the series after releasing ''Mockingjay''. In 2019, however, she revealed that a new entry to the series is in the works (although it is a prequel).



* UselessBystanderParent: Mr. Mellark, who never seems to have intervened when his wife physicaly and verbally abused their sons.

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* UselessBystanderParent: Mr. Mellark, who never seems to have intervened when his wife physicaly physically and verbally abused their sons.


* WillTheyOrWontThey: Left ambiguous throughout the series if Katniss will end up with anyone at all. For one thing she doesn't want to fall in love, get married and have babies that might end up in the Hunger Games. For that reason she resists her budding feelings for [[spoiler:Peeta. Gale professing his romantic feelings confuses her and a minor triangle plays out for a few chapters of the second book. Ultimately she chooses to be with Peeta but doesn't start a family with him until fifteen years after the end of the war]]. The movies play it up like a big triangle by adding scenes that allude to [[spoiler:Katniss having feelings for Gale]] and remove the majority of the scenes that [[spoiler:shows she's falling for Peeta]], presumably to cash in on the shipper war hype of {{Twilight}} but it's mostly lead to a negative response and was toned down for the third film.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Left ambiguous throughout the series if Katniss will end up with anyone at all. For one thing she doesn't want to fall in love, get married and have babies that might end up in the Hunger Games. For that reason she resists her budding feelings for [[spoiler:Peeta. Gale professing his romantic feelings confuses her and a minor triangle plays out for a few chapters of the second book. Ultimately she chooses to be with Peeta but doesn't start a family with him until fifteen years after the end of the war]]. The movies play it up like a big triangle by adding scenes that allude to [[spoiler:Katniss having feelings for Gale]] and remove the majority of the scenes that [[spoiler:shows she's falling for Peeta]], presumably to cash in on the shipper war hype of {{Twilight}} ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' but it's mostly lead to a negative response and was toned down for the third film.


* ChekhovsGun: In ''Catching Fire'', Finnick is mentioned multiple times to count the bread they receive as gifts rather obsessively. It turns out that [[spoiler: he was in on District 13's plan to break the tributes out, and bread was a signal. The district the bread came from indicated the day they'd be rescued, the number of rolls the hour.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: In ''Catching Fire'', Finnick is mentioned multiple times to count the bread they receive as gifts rather obsessively. It turns out that [[spoiler: he was in on District 13's plan to break the tributes out, and bread was a signal. The district the bread came from indicated the day they'd be rescued, the number of rolls the hour. Bonus points for calling back to earlier in the book, where Katniss notes that real rebels don't put secret messages on something durable, but on something like a cracker, so that the evidence can be eaten.]]

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