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For questions about "The Hunger Games", a trilogy of novels by Suzanne Collins, adapted to a tetralogy of films, set in a post-U.S. nation of Panem ruled by the Capitol. As punishment for a past rebellion, the indentured and impoverished Districts must each send one boy and one girl "tribute" from among their children to compete in the annual Hunger Games, a gladiatorial fight to the death with only one victor.

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What is the victory rally?

In Catching Fire (The Hunger Games), Katniss mentions that there is a victory rally in the square on the last day of the Harvest Festival during her Victory Tour. What is a victory rally?
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What is Snow's granddaughter's name in "The Hunger Games"?

Does anybody know what President Snow's granddaughter's name is?
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What would've happened during the 75th Hunger games if one district was missing a victor for a gender? [closed]

I was re-watching the series and I was wondering, what if, for example, District 9 had 2 male victors but no female ones? What would have happened?
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Why did Coriolanus Snow lose the war?

I haven't read the book. From the movie, it seemed like his downfall was swift. Was his military inferior? How is that possible with all the peacekeepers we see. There are a lot of them and they are ...
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Does Peeta care about his family or not?

In the film of Catching Fire at about 2:00:45 when Peeta explains to Katniss why she has to be the one to survive, he says: If you die and I live, I'd have nothing. Nobody else that I care about. ...
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Is "Peacemakers" a mistaken reference to Peacekeepers?

In Chapter Five of Catching Fire we have the following statement from Effie Trinket: "So, I was just having a peek around because district ruins are going to be all the rage this year, when two ...
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Is Maude Ivory Katniss' grandmother?

Close to the end of The Ballad Of The Songbirds And The Snakes, Lucy Gray sings "The Hanging Tree" and, immediately afterwards, she is told to never sing this song again, for it brings up to ...
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What happened to Lucy Gray Baird in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes?

Suzanne Collin’s prequel novel to her Hunger Games trilogy was recently released, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I got the book early and read through it quickly. When I reached the part where ...
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Fan made story of the 70th Hunger Games

I read this story about 2 years ago. It was a fan-made and it told the story about Annie Cresta's victory in the 70th Hunger games. I realize it's not a lot, but the things I remember from it are the ...
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What did the first ever Hunger Games look like?

What did the first ever Hunger Games look like? I'm looking for answers from the movies or books.
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Did the Hunger Games tribute costumes include microphones?

In the Hunger Games arena, the impression is that everything is recorded and televised. As well as technology enabling them to insert new features (fire, mutts, parachutes, etc.) into the arena ...
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When does it say Annie and Finnick had a son?

Okay, so, at the end of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, it says, when Katniss and Peeta were making that book with pictures of their dead family and friends, “Pictures of Finnick and Annie’s newborn son”...
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Can Capitol teenage or preteen citizens participate in The Hunger Games?

What if you were a Capitol citizen who was of the age of the District children who could fight in the games, could you as a Capitol citizen be able to participate in the games if you wanted to? Like ...
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Why was the "bread communication" in the arena of Catching Fire left out in the movie?

In the book, Katniss and her partners received several pieces of bread during the course of the game. The amount and type of bread serves as a countdown for a start of the rebellion. Bread seemed so ...
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Can citizens from the trusted districts move to live in the Capitol? [duplicate]

I understand the other districts can't, because during the dark wars the Capitol thinks those districts were the rebels (and yes, even Districts 1 and 2 had rebels). But would citizens of District 1 ...
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Are there any homeless people in The Hunger Games?

Do hobos exist in The Hunger Games? Or does everyone have a house or shelter to live in?
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What (if any) is the connection between The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner?

Is there any connection between The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner, and if so, are the Maze Runner series prequels to the Hunger Games books? Both are recovering from an/the apocalypse I think the ...
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Are Capitol citizens allowed to move out to live in the Districts?

Like if you wanted to live in one of the districts because of better scenery or something, are Capitol citizens allowed to not live in the Capitol?
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Does music exist in Panem? And if so, what kinds of music?

Does music exist in the The Hunger Games universe? And if so, what kinds of music? Rap, Electronic, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Street performers, etc? Does music exist in Panem?
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Is the Hunger Games society only in America? [duplicate]

In The Hunger Games, is the Hunger Games society only in America or is it happening worldwide?
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Why are the boy and girl from the same district considered enemies, not teammates in the Hunger Games?

In the book "The Hunger Games", it is mentioned many times that the boy and girl from the same district, like Katniss and Peeta from District 12, are enemies, because they eventually have to kill one ...
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Why did President Snow tell Katniss to "let it fly" when she was pointing her bow and arrow at him?

Very related: Is President Snow sadistic or simply ruthless? At the end of the Hunger Games movies when President Snow is facing execution with Katniss's arrow, Snow could be seen grinning ...
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Where in the books does it say the first victor of District 12 was female?

This question is directly related to the other one I asked: Who was District 12's First Victor?. When I was researching about the victors I stumbled across this: Victors Katniss Everdeen Peeta ...
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Is there any reason for Peeta not losing his leg in the movies?

In the book, Peeta's leg is amputated and replaced by a prosthetic. In the movie, he doesn't lose his leg. In the book, Katniss also undergoes treatment for her deaf ear, which is repaired, but this ...
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Who was District 12's First Victor?

In the first book it mentions that Haymitch was the second-ever victor from District 12. Who was the first victor? What do we know about them?
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Why are The Hunger Games called The Hunger Games?

When Katniss destroyed the food stocks of career tributes, she got amused on the idea of the game being The Real Hunger Game because career tributes weren't good at hunting. If the game wasn't real ...
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Why are sponsor supplies so expensive in The Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games, survival in arena depends on how many sponsors (who are rich) a contender is able to woo because it has been stressed so many times that supplies are expensive. I can understand ...
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What are the names of certain characters' children in the Hunger Games?

I have read the books and watched the movies but I can't find the answer.
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Why did Katniss leave Gale for Peeta?

I understand that Katniss left Gale, but why did she let him go so abruptly?
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What exactly changed during the second rebellion in which the Capitol was overthrown?

During the second rebellion, the Capitol was still more powerful than all Districts combined. The difference should be even more because of continuous oppression of Districts by the Capitol. ...
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How could the Capitol use nuclear weapons against District 13 provided that "Mutual Assured Destruction" doctrine was in place?

In The Hunger Games, Capitol nuked District 13 during the first rebellion of Panem. But, we later learned that District 13 also had nukes, but they didn't use it because it would have meant nobody ...
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How did Peeta know what Rue looked like covered in flowers?

In Catching Fire, in chapter 17, after Peeta goes to his private session with the Gamemakers, he tells Katniss and the others that he painted Rue: "Actually, I painted a picture of Rue," Peeta ...
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Where is the ruin in District 13 in The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part I located in real life?

Am watching the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part I and was struck by the beauty of the location where the picture below is from. In the film it's at 59:03 minutes in, where Gale and Katniss get to go ...
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How did President Snow die?

How did Snow die? All I can see is that people rushed towards him. Either stabbing him or what? The book didn't mention if Snow actually died. Even the movies portrayed the same scenario. The point ...
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Title of background music played in Snow's execution

First music is there's a drum beat at the first 5 or 10 seconds of Snow's execution (if I'm not mistaken). While the drums are being played, Katniss walks slowly on the aisle. Second is when Katniss ...
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Why did Madge give Katniss the mockingjay pin?

When Katniss volunteered in the 74th hunger games, her friend Madge, the mayor's daughter visited her and gave her a mockingjay pin and was very insistent that Katniss should wear it in the games: ...
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Why did both Cashmere and Gloss take part in the third Quarter Quell?

In Catching Fire, we see that the tributes from District 1 are Cashmere and Gloss, who are siblings who won the Hunger Games in successive years. But why did they do that? They surely must have known ...
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Who has forbidden Katniss' 'Hanging Tree' song?

In the Mockingjay book in the Hunger Games series Katniss sings a song called 'The Hanging Tree'. She mentions that the song is actually forbidden: I have not sung "The Hanging Tree" out loud for ...
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Is President Snow sadistic or simply ruthless?

Related: How did Snowe's agreement with Katniss not to lie to each other square with him lying about District 13? In the linked question, I asked why President Snow lied to Katniss about the ...
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How did Snow's agreement with Katniss not to lie to each other square with him lying about District 13?

When President Snow visited Katniss in District 12, he suggested that they agree not to lie to each other to speed their discussion along. He becomes very angry when Katniss lies about her feelings ...
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Why couldn't Peeta's tracker have been removed on the way to District 13?

I read the Hunger Games books a long time ago so maybe there's an answer there that I don't remember, but from the movies Haymitch makes it seem like Peeta couldn't be rescued from the arena because ...
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Why was Gale edited out of the propos in the movie version?

There were scenes where Katniss and Gale were filmed together (for example, shooting down the Capital planes in one of the early propos). However, when the propo is shown to District 13, only Katniss ...
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Who decides what weapons are available at the Cornucopia?

In the Hunger Games, we know that: the general setup of the arena (habitat, layout, etc.) is decided by the Gamemakers; the 'gifts' sent in to tributes during the Games (by silver parachute) are ...
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How did North America became Panem? [duplicate]

I think this has happen by some natural disasters like storms, droughts, fires, encroaching, and the seas taking over our land.
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What happens if more than one boy/girl volunteers as tribute? [duplicate]

The Career Tributes from Districts 1, 2, and 4 volunteer for the right to compete in the Hunger Games. What happens if more than one boy or girl volunteers to compete? Say four boys from District 1 ...
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Why did Snow laugh at the end of Mockingjay?

Why does (former) president Snow laugh when Katniss shoots Coin to death? Is he happy because he tricked Katniss into killing her own ally, or does he laugh because he actually seeks a proper ...
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Who called Capitol citizens to the residence to form a human shield?

At the very end of Mockingjay, the Capitol citizens are called to the president's residence where they are promised food, shelter, and medicine. Children are encouraged to the very front. This seems ...
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In Mockingjay Part 2, what pods were in the book but not in the movie?

In the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, some of the defense/ambush pods in the Capital were removed, due to the excessive violence and time consumption. Can anyone specify what type of pods ...
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Why are there so few volunteers in the Hunger Games?

As the first book describes it, volunteering in districts other than 1-2 and 4 is highly unusual and usually done only to save a relative which got chosen. I wonder why that is. There are especially ...
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If Katniss didn't shoot Cato, will the mutts eventually kill him?

In the Hunger Games , when Cato was overpowered by the mutts, it took hours before Katniss shot him. However, if she didn't do that, then will the mutts eventually kill him or spare him?
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