Hunger Games: Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes thrilled Hunger Games fans when it hit theatres on November 17th. As the franchise continues to evolve, fans are yearning for more tales set in the captivating and brutal world of Panem. With the adventures of Katniss and Peeta over, there is still so much left to discover.
All over TikTok, fans are giving their opinion about the movie and ranking their favourite characters. Fans also share which character backstories they would like to know more about. In these videos. three seem to particularly stand out: Finnik Odair, Haymitch Abernathy and Johanna Mason. Let’s delve further into the stories of each of these characters.
Finnick Odair[Image Creds: Looper]
Fan favourite character, Finnick, has an iconic backstory, being the youngest victor of the Hunger Games. At only 14 years old, Finnik came from District 4 to participate in the games, the coastal arena mirroring the environment that honed his skills. The showcase of his charisma and trident mastery would set the stage for a thrilling spectacle.
Viewers would witness the dynamics between Finnick and other tributes. With intense trident duels, each confrontation would highlight Finnick’s combat skills and ways to adapt to different terrains. Even if he became District 4 victor, President Snow worked to deprive him of his freedom after the games.
Haymitch Abernathy[Image Creds: Digital Spy]
Another film fans have been requesting for years is the one telling the story Haymitch’s Hunger Games. The arena, designed to challenge tributes physically and mentally, would showcase Haymitch’s strategies and cunning.
Haymitch started his journey as an isolated tribute to slowly become a calculating mentor during the quarter quell. The Games would highlight his ability to read opponents and manipulate situations to his advantage.
Flashbacks would delve into Haymitch’s life in District 12, but most importantly would explore his trauma after winning the games. Victorious in his fight to the death, President Snow murdered his loved ones as a punishment for his victory.
Johanna Mason[Image Creds: Wiki]
Finally, the rebel Johanna Mason’s Hunger Games set in an arena designed to test tributes’ resilience. The environment would reflect the harsh realities of her home district, emphasising her connection to the rebellion later on.
Johanna showed off her skills with an axe once in the arena after fooling her opponents into thinking she was weak. Just like Haymitch, Johanna paid the price of her victory as the capitol killed her loved ones. The District 7 winner had nothing more to lose and became a precious ally to Katniss and Peeta in the 75th Hunger Games.
The fans have been wanting to see Flashbacks to Johanna’s life in District 7 and the events leading up to her Games. The narrative would explore her motivations and the seeds of rebellion planted during her tribute-ship.
As the Hunger Games universe expands, the call for spinoffs becomes louder. The desire to unearth the untold stories of Suzanne Collins’ beloved characters drives fans. With the success of Ballad of the Songbirds and Snakes, the Hunger Games legacy remains robust. Fans hope to see their favourite characters on screen again and discover all the secrets of Panem.
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