Fans of The Hunger Games have very strong opinions regarding a theory involving Jennifer Lawrence‘s Katniss Everdeen amid renewed interest in the franchise with the impending release of The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes.
If you haven’t seen the movies or read the books in a while, Katniss becomes the face of a rebellion in her home country and the mortal enemy of President Snow (Donald Sutherland) after volunteering for her sister Prim (Willow Shields) to compete in the annual Hunger Games.
She then makes it clear that she’ll play by her own rules by refusing to kill Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), the other tribute from her home district.
Although it has commonly been believed that Prim was chosen by chance, leading to Katniss’ decision to volunteer for the games, some now believe that it was orchestrated by President Snow. And other fans are seeing red about the theory.
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Two screenshots of TikToks made rounds on Twitter earlier this year, both of them perpetuating the theory.
One posits that President Snow “knew who katniss was and feared her possibility of rebelling and causing chaos.” In an attempt to “break” her spirit, he made it so that Prim was guaranteed to be chosen for the games, not expecting her older sister to volunteer.
Another user agreed that it was “NOT an accident” that Prim was chosen.
The Twitter user who shared the tweets made it very clear that they were not in agreement, writing “SHUT UP” multiple times along the screenshots.
Others piled on in agreement.
“not only is this theory dumb, but it also takes away one of the best parts of the trilogy which was that katniss wasn’t some ‘chosen one,’” one user wrote.
“Snow did not know some f-cka-s poor girl from the poorest district in panem lol the point of katniss is that she was a deified, reluctant symbol of the revolution who only ever wanted to save her sister,” another agreed.
Another fan tweeted that the theory “goes against not just her character but the entire theme of the story as well.”
“and i don’t want to call people dumb because that would be mean but both the books and the films are pretty f-cking explicit in how they detail exactly why katniss is not a ‘chosen one’ kinda character,” they added.
“katniss is literally just a random girl. like…. idg how some people completely miss that,” yet another fan wrote.
Another user proposed a different theory that led to the same outcome: “If it is done by design i dont think prims name was there because of katniss but just cause they can see how many times someones name is in the draw and it sends a message if the people in the district see like this is a kid with 1 in there. like dont think youre safe.”
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