Viral Hunger Games Theory About Katniss & President Snow's Relationship Has Fans Fuming

Viral Hunger Games Theory About Katniss & President Snow's Relationship Has Fans Fuming
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This idea is so outlandish fans won’t give it the time of day.

Arguably, being a fan involves coming up with theories about one's favorite characters and their stories. However, some fan theories are so outrageous that sharing them with a straight face is probably nearly impossible. That is precisely what's been happening within the Hunger Games fandom.

Based on Suzanne Collins's novels of the same name, The Hunger Games premiered in 2012 and quickly became one of the most successful franchises globally, propelling its cast into stardom. The film series has so far had four installments, with the fifth – a prequel titled The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes – set for release this fall. The series has grossed an impressive $2.97 billion at the box office. With the upcoming premiere, fans have been discussing their beloved story for months, with one particular theory having caused quite an uproar.

Fans Hypothesize a Link Between Katniss and President Snow

Earlier this year, some fans suggested that Katniss's sister, Primrose, was chosen as District 12's contender in the Hunger Games due to President Snow's interference. The theory posits that Snow knew how dangerous Katniss could be to him and sought to break her emotionally by sending her little sister to a potential death.

However, this theory contradicts the overall idea of the book series and is highly illogical and simply absurd. First, Snow's autocracy didn't rely on total surveillance of all citizens, so he couldn't possibly have known about Katniss, an ordinary girl from the poorest district in Panem.

Furthermore, it's ludicrous to believe that Snow was able to anticipate Katniss's influence on the entire revolution but couldn't foresee her taking her sister's place in the Hunger Games. Last, if Snow knew Katniss posed a threat to him, why didn't he just have her killed?

Fans' Reactions

Unsurprisingly, most Hunger Games fans have been taken aback by this theory. As a result, they have been quite vocal in expressing their disapproval of the idea.

'When I want to stop someone from rising up against me, the first thing I would do is give them a motive,' an X (aka Twitter) user wrote sarcastically.

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes is set for release on November 17.

Source: Twitter.