This 'Hunger Games' Theory Will Blow Your Mind

This 'Hunger Games' Theory Will Blow Your Mind

"That's nightlock, Peeta! You'd be dead in a minute!"


A few years have passed since the last "Hunger Games" movie was released, but I still love the series and always will. My favorite character is easily Foxface, the sly redheaded tribute from District 5. Although only a minor character, she remains the center of a very interesting theory that has captivated me for quite a while. What is that theory, you may ask?

Foxface ate the poisonous berries on purpose.

In the book, Foxface is noted numerous times by Katniss to appear intelligent and elusive. In her training evaluation, it is shown in the film that Foxface scored a modest 5, suggesting that she had no real skill to demonstrate to the Gamemakers. This makes sense, as her intelligence was the primary weapon she utilized and therefore may have been difficult to demonstrate. In addition, she may have purposely obtained a low score in order to appear mediocre and unthreatening to other tributes so they would ignore her.

After the Career tributes plant landmines around a pyramid of supplies, Foxface was able to memorize which ones were activated and which were not, allowing her to steal food from them without being blown to smithereens. Toward the end of the book, Foxface hides in the Cornucopia before the feast and snags her bag without worry. She knew nobody would follow her, as everyone else would be worried about getting their own set of supplies.

While Foxface was insightful and clever, she met her demise when only four contestants remained in the Hunger Games. Peeta made the error of thinking poisonous nightlock berries were edible, and Foxface stole some from him. It is noted in the book that she was emaciated, so with starvation kicking in, it would make sense for her to blindly trust Peeta's judgment.

But wait, then what was the purpose of this scene in the movie?

Foxface is engaging in a computerized game intended to help the player memorize what plants and berries may be poisonous in the arena.

It strikes me as very odd for them to have included this scene, especially since Foxface dies of the exact thing she seemed to be dedicating substantial time to avoiding. In the book, her death is seen by Katniss and Peeta as a foolish mistake, but because of this scene, implications of suicide are thrown in. Why else would this be included in the film, other than to foreshadow Foxface's death?

Okay, but why would Foxface choose to purposely eat the berries? She was in the final four contestants! She had a chance to win!

Did Foxface really have a chance, though? She was starving and therefore extremely weak, both physically and mentally. Also, her competition may have been small, but it was still very much a threat. Cato was as dangerous as ever with his sword and newly acquired armor. Katniss was paired with Peeta, and her bow and arrow rarely, if ever, missed a target. How tempting it would be, in such an exhausted state, to eat the berries and end it all. Doesn't that sound more preferable to being slashed with a sword or taking an arrow to the heart?

Foxface intended to make her death look like a mistake. If she blatantly ate the berries with a scowl while staring into a camera, her family would have certainly been killed by the Capitol. It would have looked like an act of defiance on her part, and she knew that. In order to protect her family and district, Foxface pretended to slip up.

Remember, though, that this is simply a theory and has never been confirmed.

So, what do you think? Was Foxface's death a simple mistake, or did the sleek, red-haired tribute know more than she let on?

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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I Know I'm Late, But I'm Now Obsessed With David Dobrik

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After coming home from the end of my first year of college, instead of unpacking like my parents would've loved for me to do, I turned to YouTube. I've always watched YouTube but I was never one of those teens that watched it so avidly that I would want to go to Playlist Live or VidCon.

Throughout the year, I received many recommendations to watch David Dobrik. Like most people I know, the recommendation went through one ear and out the other. Was he really worth the hype? Well, if you take a look back at the title of this article, you know the answer to that question.

One day, I decided to subscribe to David Dobrik's YouTube channel because I knew that if I saw a video created by him pop up with the rest of subscriptions, one of these days I would end up clicking on a video. That is exactly what happened. I ended up watching maybe two or three videos in total, but I didn't really become a fan. It's not like I didn't enjoy the videos I watched- because I did. I just didn't keep up with them. It wasn't until I came home from school and decided to go all in that I truly hopped on the David Dobrik-bandwagon.

Now, I truly understand what everyone was talking about. Not only is he hilarious, but his vlogs are super short (four minutes and 20 seconds to be exact). In a competition, I'd probably be named the "World's Worst Watcher" of TV shows and movies because I'm so impatient that I skip through the bad or boring parts that I don't want to watch. Contrary to this statement, I can safely say that I have only skipped through a video once only because someone was about to puke. He and his friends are always on the go, which is much more fun to watch than someone just sitting in front of the camera explaining what they are about to do instead of footage of them in action.

Most of the YouTubers I watch create lifestyle videos, like makeup tutorials, clothing hauls, vlogs of college students, etc. David Dobrik's videos are completely different from any of the others that I subscribe to. All of his videos are vlogs that show him doing the most ridiculous, yet entertaining things, whether it be buying his best friends expensive cars, paying them $100 so he can shoot them with a paintball gun, or going on spontaneous trips to Las Vegas. There's not a single moment through any of his videos that don't leave me with a smile on my face.

It's not just that his videos are short and entertaining. It's also that he seems like the sweetest and most down-to-earth human being. He cares so much about his friends so much that the focus isn't entirely on him but on them, which is something that you don't see very often.

I highly recommend that everyone watch at least one of his videos. It may be four minutes of your life that you will never get back but after watching it, you won't want them back.

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