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** His granddaughter lives with him. Why not with her mother or father? Snow might have [[MakeitLookLikeanAccident killed them when she was a baby because he felt his power challenged by his kids]].


-> Katniss: [[spoiler: No mutt is good. All are meant to damage you. Some take your life, like the monkeys. Others your reason, like the tracker jackers. However, the true atrocities, the most frightening, incorporate a perverse psychological twist designed to terrify the victim. The sight of the wolf mutts with the dead tributes' eyes. The sound of the jabberjays replicating Prim's tortured screams. The smell of Snow's roses mixed with the victim's blood.]]

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-> Katniss: ---> '''Katniss:''' [[spoiler: No mutt is good. All are meant to damage you. Some take your life, like the monkeys. Others your reason, like the tracker jackers. However, the true atrocities, the most frightening, incorporate a perverse psychological twist designed to terrify the victim. The sight of the wolf mutts with the dead tributes' eyes. The sound of the jabberjays replicating Prim's tortured screams. The smell of Snow's roses mixed with the victim's blood.]]


* There's a deleted scene in Catching Fire where Plutarch goes into a room with lots of little cubby holes, goes to one, pulls out the paper inside, and replaces it with another. That CONFIRMS that the third Quarter Quell was not originally supposed to be a victors game. What makes the scene even worse is that there are HUNDREDS of these cubby holes around. The Capitol had centuries, if not MILLENIA of Hunger Games planned.

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* There's a deleted scene in Catching Fire where Plutarch goes into a room with lots of little cubby holes, goes to one, pulls out the paper inside, and replaces it with another. That CONFIRMS that the third Quarter Quell was not originally supposed to be a victors game. What makes the scene even worse is that there are HUNDREDS of these cubby holes around. The Capitol had centuries, if not MILLENIA of Hunger Games planned.planned.
* '''The Cornucopia Bloodbath sequence from the first film.''' [[spoiler: The 24 Tributes are placed on pedastals as an incredibly loud pounding noise counts down in sync with the clock that signals the start of the games. Some kids look absolutely BLOODTHIRSTY, ready to kill anything and anyone, others are clearly terrified, scared out of their minds. And then the games start. All sound cuts out, save for an incredibly minimalist and tense score up until Katniss sees the bag that is filled with supplies, at which point it turns somewhat hopeful. Oh, and while this is happening, we keep getting shown incredibly quick cuts to scenes of kids being stabbed, sliced, slashed, bludgeoned, and beaten. The film employs shakey cam so to avoid the R rating, but if you look at stills from the sequence, they're quite graphic, with lots of blood flying.]]

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**President Snow has a granddaughter that he dotes on. Imagine what it would have been like for her; she would definitely have been forced to play in the Hunger games. People who hated her grandfather would have made sure that she was humiliated and killed in an absolutely cruel way. Sponsors? Forget about that; unless they want to prolong her suffering, she might not have sponsors on account of the fact that the audience will be people who were wronged by Snow. And IF she manages to survive that Hunger Game, what's to say that she won't be killed by an assassin? Or worse, forced to go through another Hunger Game, or more? Her life will become a living nightmare...and ''she's a child.''

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** Quarter Quells in general. Each one adds an additional, cruel rule to the already monstrous Hunger Games. The fact that they're painted as a ''special festivity'' makes it even worse.


* It's haunting how everything just slows to a halt when in Mockingjay Part II [[spoiler: the parachutes fall from the sky. In the Hunger Games, parachutes mean supplies. The children stick their hands up in the sky, reaching for them, some of them smiling perhaps, it's so sinister because of that hope they gave those kids on top of everything. You can hear them exclaim 'gifts' surprised and elated. Everything looks like it's looking up for them. Then a flash and a bang and everyone's on the ground. Katniss barely stands up and notices her sister amidst the chaos. She calls out to her and her sister notices her and before she can even do anything it goes dark. Katniss couldn't save her sister. None of those people could save their kids. And nobody saw it coming. The entire saga started with Katniss volunteering in the place of her sister to save her from near-certain death and after four movies, after going through all these horrors, the end seemed so close, she was finally going to get vengeance for Rue and for herself and her sister and all the other children. She was there to stop the murder of children. To prevent the Hunger Games from happening ever again. And as she was about to take those final steps... to meet her destiny, when Bam, hundred children dead in a flash. Bam, her sister gone too. She was so close from having the ending she deserved. Everything was so close to being fine.]]

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* It's haunting how everything just slows to a halt when in Mockingjay Part II [[spoiler: the parachutes fall from the sky. In the Hunger Games, parachutes mean supplies. The children stick their hands up in the sky, reaching for them, some of them smiling perhaps, it's so sinister because of that hope they gave those kids on top of everything. You can hear them exclaim 'gifts' surprised and elated. Everything looks like it's looking up for them. Then a flash and a bang and everyone's on the ground. Katniss barely stands up and notices her sister amidst the chaos. She calls out to her and her sister notices her and before she can even do anything it goes dark. Katniss couldn't save her sister. None of those people could save their kids. And nobody saw it coming. The entire saga started with Katniss volunteering in the place of her sister to save her from near-certain death and after four movies, after going through all these horrors, the end seemed so close, she was finally going to get vengeance for Rue and for herself and her sister and all the other children. She was there to stop the murder of children. To prevent the Hunger Games from happening ever again. And as she was about to take those final steps... to meet her destiny, when Bam, bam, a hundred children dead in a flash. Bam, her sister gone too. She was so close from having the ending she deserved. Everything was so close to being fine.]]


* The fact that so many people in the districts immediately wanted to inflict the horrors of the games on children for revenge in just chilling.]] Fortunately, that does not happen.

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* The fact that so many people in the districts immediately wanted to inflict the horrors of the games on children for revenge in is just chilling.]] chilling. Fortunately, that does not happen.


** Another notable trap is the "collapsing street" pod, which causes a large section of street to fold in on itself. Anyone on that street would fall into a pit. If you survive the fall, something, implied to be mutts inside the pit will do who-knows-what to you.

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** Another notable trap is the "collapsing street" pod, which causes a large section of street to fold in on itself. Anyone on that street would fall into a pit. If you survive the fall, something, implied to be mutts inside the pit pit, will do who-knows-what to you.

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* The death of Clove at the hands of Thresh is terrifying to watch, even for Katniss. After strangling her for a bit, Thresh slams her head against the Cornucopia.. once, twice, and on the third time, he cracks skull open, which is heard rather clearly.


* The screams of the girl who lit the fire. And still she gets off easy in the film - in the book she was just dying slowly, probably bleeding out, after the Careers left her. Then Peeta went back to end it.



* The screams of the girl who lit the fire. And still she gets off easy in the film - in the book she was just dying slowly, probably bleeding out, after the Careers left her. Then Peeta went back to end it.

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* The screams of ** Another more terrifying hallucination is the girl who lit the fire. And still she gets off easy death of father. He and Gale's father, along with a few others were working in the film - in the book she was just dying slowly, probably bleeding out, after the Careers left her. Then Peeta a mine. When they went back down the lift, there was an explosion which blasted everyone inside to end it.pieces.


** Almost certainly [[spoiler:she died instantaneously and didn't suffer.]] Still horrible, though not quite as much.

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** Almost certainly [[spoiler:she she died instantaneously and didn't suffer.]] suffer. Still horrible, though not quite as much.

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** Almost certainly [[spoiler:she died instantaneously and didn't suffer.]] Still horrible, though not quite as much.

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** Actually, it's not that bad. They most likely didn't have to literally stay underground all the time, just not to reveal their survival to other districts. And the surface isn't radioactive or anything, it just makes more sense to live underground than among the ruins.


-> Katniss: [[spoiler: No mutt is good. All are meant to damage you. Some take yor life, like the monkeys. Others your reason, like the tracker jackers. However, the true atrocities, the most frightening, incorporate a perverse psychological twist designed to terrify the victim. The sight of the wolf mutts with the dead tributes' eyes. The sound of the jabberjays replicating Prim's tortured screams. The smell of Snow's roses mixed with the victim's blood.]]

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-> Katniss: [[spoiler: No mutt is good. All are meant to damage you. Some take yor your life, like the monkeys. Others your reason, like the tracker jackers. However, the true atrocities, the most frightening, incorporate a perverse psychological twist designed to terrify the victim. The sight of the wolf mutts with the dead tributes' eyes. The sound of the jabberjays replicating Prim's tortured screams. The smell of Snow's roses mixed with the victim's blood.]]


* It's haunting how everything just slows to a halt when in Mockingjay Part II [[spoiler: the parachutes fall from the sky. In the Hunger Games, parachutes mean supplies. The children stick their hands up in the sky, reaching for them, some of them smiling perhaps, it's so sinister because of that hope they gave those kids on top of everything. You can hear them exclaim 'gifts' surprised and elated. Everything looks like it's looking up for them. Then a flash and a bang and everyone's on the ground. Katniss barely stands up and notices her sister amidst the chaos. She calls out to her and her sister notices her and before she can even do anything it goes dark. Katniss couldn't save her sister. None of those people could save their kids. And nobody saw it coming. The entire saga started with Katniss volunteering in the place of her sister to save her from near-certain death and after four movies, after going through all these horrors, the end seemed so close, she was finally going to get vengeance for Rue and for herself and her sister and all the other children. She was there to stop the murder of children. To prevent the Hunger Games from happening ever again. And as she was about to take those final steps... to meet her destiny, when Bam, hundred children dead in a flash. Bam, her sister gone too. She was so close from having the ending she deserved. Everything was so close to being fine.]]

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* It's haunting how everything just slows to a halt when in Mockingjay Part II [[spoiler: the parachutes fall from the sky. In the Hunger Games, parachutes mean supplies. The children stick their hands up in the sky, reaching for them, some of them smiling perhaps, it's so sinister because of that hope they gave those kids on top of everything. You can hear them exclaim 'gifts' surprised and elated. Everything looks like it's looking up for them. Then a flash and a bang and everyone's on the ground. Katniss barely stands up and notices her sister amidst the chaos. She calls out to her and her sister notices her and before she can even do anything it goes dark. Katniss couldn't save her sister. None of those people could save their kids. And nobody saw it coming. The entire saga started with Katniss volunteering in the place of her sister to save her from near-certain death and after four movies, after going through all these horrors, the end seemed so close, she was finally going to get vengeance for Rue and for herself and her sister and all the other children. She was there to stop the murder of children. To prevent the Hunger Games from happening ever again. And as she was about to take those final steps... to meet her destiny, when Bam, hundred children dead in a flash. Bam, her sister gone too. She was so close from having the ending she deserved. Everything was so close to being fine.]]]]
*There's a deleted scene in Catching Fire where Plutarch goes into a room with lots of little cubby holes, goes to one, pulls out the paper inside, and replaces it with another. That CONFIRMS that the third Quarter Quell was not originally supposed to be a victors game. What makes the scene even worse is that there are HUNDREDS of these cubby holes around. The Capitol had centuries, if not MILLENIA of Hunger Games planned.

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