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Concerning this entry: "Informed Ability: Peeta is mentioned as being good with a knife and Katniss makes a point of giving him one during the Quarter Quell, yet he's more proficient at being The Load."
Does it really apply? First of all we never see anything that suggests Peeta is bad at using the knife and he used one at the cornucopia on book one with enough skill that even Cato was impressed (and when they're fighting off the monkey mutts). Second of all he may have been The Load in the first book but hardly in the second. Aside from being too slow during the nerve gas/fog events (due to his prosthetic leg and to having been in cardiac arrest a few hours before) he holds is own quite well in the second arena. He even kills Brutus!
To me it seems like the trope doesn't actually apply, but I'm not sure, so I'd rather bring it up here than just delete it.
I forgot to add a reason for deleting my Bi the Way entry for Katniss. I deleted it because I misunderstood the context of the scene I was referring to, and the quote wasn't talking about her being attracted to a girl.
Please settle this on the discussion, not the main page.
(shortened to avoid spoilers) Becoming the Mask: At the end of the first book, she's prepared to kill him [Peeta] to save herself.
Is this a reference to the scene with the berries? I was under the impression that Katniss was prepared to die herself if necessary, even if she didn't really think it would be necessary. Or is this a reference to another part? Please clarify. Thanks!
A very belated answer, but it does not refer to the part with the berries. When the announcement is made that only one of them can survive after all, Katniss' first instinct is to draw her bow and take Peeta out. If memory serves it is his willingness to be sacrificed for her that changes her mind and gets her to think of the berries.
The trope list has to be broken up, with either A to Z, or sections relating to the individual books.
Wasn't there a Chinese /Japanese film with the same basic premise as the hunger games?
Update: Found a forum thread discussing this here
You're probably think about Battle Royale. The only thing that's similar is that the government forces children to kill each other, though.
New page for the movie?
Adaptation Distillation: In the book, she gets her pin from Madge. Madge wasn't in the movie, so it was a gift from Greasy Sae.
All There in the Manual: Some people's names are never mentioned, but you can tell who they are supposed to be.
Limited Wardrobe: Seneca Crane wears the same weird vest the whole time.
OK, thanks to Willbyr for showing me how to make the separate film page. Can be found here.
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Collins' knowledge of basic archery is hurting, and she seems to not be 100% clear on the difference between a crossbow and a flat bow.
Actually, as someone who shoots a bow and arrow frequently, this troper can say that her knowledge/descriptions of archery are pretty spot-on. And unless Collin's described any triggers on Katniss's bows, she's pretty clear on the difference between a crossbow and a recurve bow (note: a crossbow has a trigger mechanism and shoots the arrows horizontally, while a recurve/longbow/flatbow shoots vertically and the shooter manually pulls it back, aims and shoots.)
Copied from the main page—deleted because it's looking to get a little thready, but both are good points. Ways to make it more concise?
I noticed that this:
was removed, with no reason given. I would like to know why. Generally, things shouldn't be removed from pages without community consensus anyway.
For one thing, that example doesn't really have to do with the work itself, and likely belongs on the subpage (I'd say trivia or reviews). I have moved it to trivia for posterity.
It's back on the main page. I'm inclined to agree that it should go on a subpage rather than the main one.
Let's Read is not a trope, the main page is for TROPES.
A fair point, but this does beg the question as to why people seem to feel fit to delete it rather than move it to the appropriate subpage.
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