This is how many children that died in their Hunger Games, without even being mentioned throughout the three books. All these children were under 18. All these children had parents. All these parents’ hearts sank to their knees during their child’s reaping. All these parents saw their terrified child off at the train station. All these parents heard the sound that signified their child’s death. All these parents received their cold, dead child in a wooden box. All these parents’ lives ended there. All these parents could say or do nothing. All these parents were merely thanked that they gave up their child. Thanked.
And the media focuses on the love triangle.
I’m reblogging this because the number of deaths they have is completely wrong and it really bugs me for some reason, maybe because I have no idea how they came up with it. This is my math:
75 Hunger Games x 24 Tributes = 1,800 Tributes. Add 24 Additional Tributes (From the 2nd Quarter Quell where they doubled the Tributes) and you’re at 1,824 Total Tributes. Now subtract 81 Victors (Counting Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, Johanna, Beetee, and Enobaria twice from the 3rd Quarter Quell) and you get 1,743 Total Tribute Deaths throughout the 75 Hunger Games (Not counting the deaths post-Quell)… Just thought I’d share. -_-
^ in case that math doesn’t make sense to anyone, let’s make it simpler.
72 hunger games x 23 dead tributes each = 1,656
1 hunger games x 47 dead tributes = 47
1 hunger games x 22 dead tributes = 22
1 hunger games x 18 dead tributes = 18
All together: 1,743 deaths