What were the creatures in Hunger Games made of? As in were they photonic, organic, synthetic, robotic, siliconic (silicon based), carbonic (carbon based) or ghost (ghost based). ...I made up some words. Also, were nanobots used in their creation? Thanks

  • I've been wondering this myself. The way those dog things just appeared in the arena suggested either teleporter technology or highly advanced nanotechnology, but there were no other indications society was at that level. – SaintWacko Sep 24 '12 at 13:13
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    It was my understanding that the creatures were delivered via an underground transportation system. Since they were located in an arena of the game-maker's design, and the Capital was already shown enough control to shoot fireballs, fell trees, and monitor video cameras in trees, the arena already had to be built with a number of remarkable capabilities in mind. – Joshua Shane Liberman Sep 24 '12 at 19:49
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    TIL that ghosts are made up of ghost and therefor are ghost based. – Ashterothi Sep 24 '12 at 20:03
  • Panem has a number of underground systems (service tunnels, train tunnels, etc), and the hovercrafts have stealthing capability (Katniss mentions several times in the books that the craft seem to appear out of nowhere, and with no warning other than from the birds). It's entirely feasible that the mutts were transported there either via the tunnels or hovercraft. – Shauna Mar 11 '13 at 18:07

The Capital was adept at genetic engineering. The result of their genetic experimentation (as described in the first book) were muttations, known as mutts, which we might call mutants. The dog-like creatures were described as having sharp, metallic plates, and contained the eyes of the defeated tributes in the book. They were specifically designed to either kill the tributes or force them to the center of the arena.

The same genetic process was used to make Tracker Jackers and Mockingjays, although Mockingjays started as birds capable of relaying sensitive information heard from the district populations, spying for signs of rebellion.

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    I could be wrong, as it's been a while, but didn't Katniss realize later that they didn't actually have the eyes of the tributes - and that they had just been genetically engineered to be remarkably/frighteningly similar? – phantom42 Sep 24 '12 at 19:54
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    That's likely, since there would be no real difference from her perspective. In the books, the bodies were removed from the battlefield, however, and this at least gives oppurtunity to use the real eyes. I am not sure if either interpretation changes the creatures' material, though. – Joshua Shane Liberman Sep 24 '12 at 20:01
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    Mockingjays were not created, rather they were the result of the Jabberjays and Mockingbirds mating... thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/Mockingjay_(bird) – Möoz Aug 8 '14 at 2:20

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