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Full name of Character: Katniss Everdeen
Reason, meaning or purpose behind the name: Named after katniss, the plant with arrow-shaped leaves, surname is Cornish (big mining part of England), lifted from Bathsheba Everdene in "Far from the madding crowd"
Nickname: Catnip, Mockingjay, Sweety
Reason for nickname: (1) Real name misheard by Gale (2) Title given as leader of revolution (3) A drunken endearment from Haymitch
Race: Panemian, from District 12, the Seam.
Occupation/class: Officially no occupation, really hunter. Later - Hunger Games Tribute, Figurehead for Capitol, Figurehead for revolution.
Social class: Poor.
Physical Appearance: Dark skinned, lithe, thin, pretty, sullen-looking.
Age: 16 (at start of trilogy) 32 (at end)
How old they appear: see above
Eye Color: Gray
Glasses or contacts? No
Hair color length and style: Brunette, long, usually worn in braid.
Weight and height: No idea - very small, slight and thin.
Type of body (build): see above.
Skin tone and type (i.e., hairy, slimy, scaly, oily, fair, burns easily): Dark.
Shape of face: Thin.
Distinguishing marks (dimples, moles, scars, birthmarks, etc.): Lots of wounds by the end. Missing spleen.
Predominant feature: All-round awesomeness.
Is s/he healthy? (At start of story) yes (at end) no.
If not, why not? Or why are they healthy? (at start) lots of healthy open-air hunting and a sparse diet (At end) lots of physical and mental wounds that between them just about broke her!
Do they look healthy? Why/why not? see above
Character's favorite color: Green
Least favorite, why? I'd guess blood-red, for obvious reasons
Music? Likes singing a capella.
Least favorite music, why? (at start) All music, its use being between a hair ribbon and a rainbow.
Food: Anything that can be shot and cooked, leaves, katniss root, lamb stew.
Literature: Her mom's herb diary (later added to by Peeta)
Expressions: Too sharp a thinker to let herself use habitual expressions.
Expletives (curse): Doesn't curse - "stupid" is about as strong as she gets.
Mode of transport: Feet by choice - occasionally a luxurious train or a hovercraft.
How do they spend a rainy day? Hunting and wishing it wasn't raining.
Are they a daredevil or cautious? Cautious unless she has to be.
Do they act the same alone as when with someone? No.
Habits: Fusses with hair occasionally.
Drinks: Chocolate. Occasionally, wine with honey in it. Coffee only if it has cream and sugar.
How much: Not a lot.
Greatest Strength: Integrity.
Greatest Weakness: Political naivety.
Soft spot: Children.
Is their soft spot obvious, why/why not: Yes. What happened at the 74th reaping?
If not, how do they hide it: n/a
Biggest Vulnerability: Mental instability, lack of self-confidence.
Hometown: The Seam, district 12.
Type of childhood: Poverty.
First Memory: Father taking her to pool in forest.
Most important child hood event that still effects him/her: Being given burned bread by Peeta.
Why? It incurred a debt she felt she could never repay.
Education: School of hard knocks, some minor elementary school.
Religion: None. But believes in truth.
Finances: (at start) trade goods only (at end) presumably did pretty well out of being the Mockingjay.
Family: (at start) Mother, sister, cat (at end) Mother, husband/partner, two children.
Mother: Broken and withdrawn at first - sensible and practical by end.
Relationship with her: Hatred at first. Loving by the end.
Father: Died in mining accident.
Relationship with him: Loving.
Siblings, How many, relationship with each: One, very deep loving relationship.
Children of siblings: No.
Other extended family: Pretend Cousin, Gale Hawthorne.
Close? Why or why not: Do bears defecate in the woods? Reasons are obvious from books.
Attitude: Sullen, surly, mistrusting, feisty, compassionate, fair.
Most at ease when: Hunting.
Most ill at ease when: Wow, how much space do we have. Basically, when someone threatens those she loves.
Priorities: Stay alive. Get something to eat. Protect those you love.
Philosophies: hmm - she'd be an existentialist if she's anything.
How they feel about themselves: at one point, absolute self-hatred, but it passes.
Past failure they would be embarrassed to admit: Failure to save Rue is the first, followed by many others.
Why? Too obvious to answer.
If granted one wish what would it be, why? A world where people are free, and don;t have to send their children as tributes. Reasons obvious.
Optimist or pessimist? Why? Pessimist - learned this from her life.
Introvert or extrovert? Why? Introvert - does not get on well with people, except for a few exceptions.
Drives and motives: Stay alive, protect those she loves, get a full belly.
Extremely skilled at: Archery, survival, feeding family, braiding hair, climbing trees.
Extremely unskilled at: Flirting, Politics, hand-to-hand fighting, controlling her blush at certain times, lying.
Good characteristics: Just, fair, compassionate, takes responsibility, self-honesty, articulate, brave, pretty, all-round awesomeness.
Mannerisms: Can be rude.
Peculiarities: Being Katniss - need any more?
Biggest regret: Prim's death.
Minor regrets: Never being able to get her hair right.
Biggest accomplishment: Bringing down President Snow's evil reign with a handful of berries.
Minor accomplishments: Inventing the game of "Crazy cat"
Darkest secret: If she has one, she chose not to tell us in her autobiography.
Does anyone know? see above.
How did they find out: see above.
Self-perception: Not her own greatest fan.
One word they would use to describe themselves: Alive.
One paragraph of how they would describe themselves: What do they consider their best physical characteristic and why: I'm a skinny, underfed, dark-skinned girl, not especially pretty, always seen with a bow and quiver, and lately with a very nice piece of jewellery. (she wouldn't say too much that was nice about herself)
Are they realistic assessments? no.
If not, why not? Cos she's a BABE!
How they think others preserve them: huh? In vinegar I guess.
(if you mean "perceive" then she thinks they see her exactly as she sees herself)
What four things would they most like to change about themselves: Richer, has a father, hasn't experienced 74th or 75th games, wasn't the Mockingjay.
Why? For obvious reasons.
If they were changed would they be the same person, why/why not: Yes - again, reasons are obvious.
Would changing of number 1 make them more happy? Yes.
Why/why not: obvious.
Interaction with other people:
How do they relate to others:
How are they perceived by strangers: (to all 3 questions) mistrustful, sullen, feisty.
The Hero/Heroin: er, she IS the heroine. (I take it you mean "heroine" - "Heroin" is a concentrated version of cocaine!)
How do they view the Hero/Heroine: see answers above.
First impression of the char: Loved her from the start.
why? It's KATNISS! nuff said.
What happens to change this perception: Nothing.
What do people like most about this char:
What do they dislike most about them: She's the people's champion.
Goals: (answers refer to first book)
Immediate: Feed her family.
Long term: Go on feeding her family, get her mom back to sanity, marry Gale.
How do they plan to accomplish them: Hunt, wait, wait.
How will others be effected by this: Family will stay alive, Sister and mom will be happier, Gale will be ecstatic.
Problems/Crisis: Whew, where do I start? Come on...
How do they react in a crisis: Thinks her way out of it.
How do they face problems: Bravely and intelligently, with the occasional whine when she recalls it in memory.
Kind of problems they usually run into: Nasty people keep chucking her into arenas...
How they react to new problems: Proves she;s stronger and smarter than they are.
How they react to change: Quickly (if she wants to survive)
Favorite clothing, why: Anything green and easy to move in.
Least favorite, why: Dresses that burst into flame - they are scary! Jackets with numbers on them - bad memories!
Jewelry: Er... I think we all know this one!
Other accessories: Bow and arrow, something to keep her braid tight.
Drives: Stay alive.
Where do they live: The seam, district 12.
Where do they want to live: see above.
Spending habits, why: usually barter.
What do they do too much of, why: er, pardon?
Most prized possession, why: Bow.
People they secretly admire, why: no-one.
Person they are most influenced by, why: Her sister - 'cos she adores her.
Most important person in their life before story starts, why: See above.
How do they spend the week just before the story starts:
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