Hunger Games The Saddest Hunger Games Deaths  

Lisa Waugh
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List Rules Vote up the Hunger Games deaths that were the most tragic; vote down the deaths of people who had it coming.

SPOILER AND TRACKER JACKER ALERT: If you’re not completely caught up on The Hunger Games film series, return to your hiding spot in District 13 to catch up while you still can. 
Hunger Games deaths are part of the deal, especially when the whole premise of the story is fighting to the last man or woman in Panem’s cruel replacement of war. Some deaths in The Hunger Games series are necessary, but then there are the ones you really feel. Rue. Killed us. Mags. Tears. Wiress. Choked up. Cinna. Not cool. Finnick. Outrage. Primrose. Heartbreak.
When your characters are facing off with the evil, blood-reeking President Snow or silver shady Alma Coin, you know that there’s going to be a lot of sacrificial lambs on the way to peace. Some of these deaths sting more than they should. As Gamemaker, Seneca Crane may have engineered some horrible fates, but one can’t help but feel sorry for him as he’s left to his poisoned berry fate. Maybe it’s that sweet beard on the handsome face of Wes Bentley. Sometimes it’s terrible when pretty people die.
After each film and book, we’re left with the memories of those who died in The Hunger Games. Did you feel anything glimmer of sadness for Glimmer? Girlfriend totally got jacked up by tracker jackers. Not even a tear? How about Clove? Was she just a little too enthusiastic in her kill kill die die-ness for us to feel much when Thresh ended her?
This list's Hunger Games death order is based on fans felt about each character’s passing. The ones who hurt them the most? Those should be at the top. The people who had it coming? Vote them down to the bottom. Tell us how you feel about each death with your vote.
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How she died: Tribute from District 7 (Marvel) speared her. 
We all fell in love with sweet Rue from the first time we saw her. Marvel (who was totally marveling at that arrow in his chest afterwards) did a totally un-superhero thing and killed a little girl. You suck, bro. Katniss sings to the dying Rue and continues to honor the young girl by starting a revolution.

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Finnick Odair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Saddest Hunger Games Deaths
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How he died: Lizard mutts   

Book fans have long known that Finnick wouldn’t make it to the end. As he makes his way up a ladder, he’s attacked by mutts. Katniss’s reaction is our reaction. NOOOOOOOO!

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How he died: Capitol thugs did terrible things to him, probably.
Cinna has been waiting a long time to take down the Capitol and Katniss is his chance. He helps incite the revolution through his designs, and probably knows his ticket is going to get punched after he designs that Mockingjay dress.

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Primrose Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Saddest Hunger Games Deaths
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How she died: Explosion (and kind of Gale)  

As Prim rushed in as part of a medical team to help the injured during the battle at the Capitol, she is killed in an explosion launched by the rebels which include Gale. Katniss's heart breaks. We feel it. Everything is awful. 

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