Down with the Headcanons
23. President Coin’s niece had been in the Hunger Games. Her sister had stayed in District 4 when she left for 13 and Coin watched the niece that she loved be bludgeoned to death by a pod of mutts.
22. Peeta worked as a baker from home. One night, he flew to the Capitol to do the finishing touches on Venia’s wedding cake. This was the first night Katniss spent without Peeta, but with her children in her arms, her need to protect overrode her need to be protected and she had a nightmare-less night.
21. Katniss thought that District Twelve’s demise was her fault, but in reality, she was the reason it ran as smoothly as it did. The day she left, the Hob began to shut down and the Peacekeepers were more “professional”.
20. Everyone thought that Darius - the loved Peacekeeper of District 12 had been nothing but a jokester. But he wasn;t kidding when he asked Katniss for that kiss.
19. Buttercup died when Katniss’s daughter was 12. Katniss buried him among the primroses.
17. Beetee had never been particularly good looking, so he had escaped being sold and, because of his cleverness most assumed that he was spared the horrors that other victors endured. However it was because of his cleverness that Beetee was tortured. He had been a rebel since he first won the games and the capitol knew it. He had endured soft torture for years, but never gave in. Despite being brainwashed to the point that Snow thought there was nothing to worry about, Beetee’s longing for the rebellion won over and he was an essential part to the operation.

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18. After finding out about what Finnick went through as a victor, Katniss felt that she had to know the rest of the victors stories. She had so wrongfully judged Finnick; bought into what the Capitol had wanted her to see. She wanted to know that truth behind the victors of The Hunger Games. To know the worst of the Capital’s horrors.

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16. After Haymitch lost his family, he fell in love with a fellow victor named Flare. They kept their love secret for three years, but the Capitol always finds out. She was murdered to punish him just as his family had been. It was then that he realized why exactly they had kept it a secret and what he had known since they killed his family: they would never stop punishing him. So he took to the bottle and decided that no one would ever fall victim to his love again.
15. Katniss held on to Gale for as long as she could. But she had always known that he was never going to be him. The love she felt for Gale was as real as the love she had felt for Prim. But it wasn’t right. Once Gale married, he was finally able to see it too.