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73rd Hunger Games
Type Regular
Arena Ruins
Winning District District 2
Winner Atlas Kentwell
Preceeded by 72nd Hunger Games
Followed by 74th Hunger Games

The 73rd Hunger Games was the 73rd annual installment of the Hunger Games. It took place approximately 2 years before the beginning of the 75th Hunger Games, Arena 01.

Games SummaryEdit

The 73rd Hunger Games was considered, at least by Capitol standards, one of the more boring Arenas staged in recent years. Unfortunately, it was considered "boring", even unpopular, for many reasons. The biggest reason was that many Tributes died due to exposure to the elements, as opposed to in close combat or even any combat. As a result, the Capitol instituted new changes in the rule of the Games, which required the supplying of firewood and other fire-starting supplies in the Arena for the Tributes' use by the Gamemakers.

Atlas won these games by not having any allies and staying in the ruins nearest the borders and only left once the gamemaker forced her to with an unknown creature. She then faced the last tribute besides her who nearly killed her, she managed to live because the tribute died because of blood loss from an earlier attack. Atlas nearly died from blood loss as well then the capitol interfered or else there wouldn’t have been a victor.

The Arena

According to Katniss in canon, it took place in a winter setting. In fact it took place in the ruins of a rock-cut city surrounded by barren mountains, with the cathedral square hosting the Cornucopia. There was little shelter from the bitter cold and snow, as most of the buildings were collapsed or simply closed off to Tributes; those buildings that were accessible had holes in them which prevented proper insulation. There was little in the ways of food and water; it was too cold to heat anything without fire-making supplies in order to turn snow and ice into water, for example. Even the muttations were largely aerial, bat-like creatures that fared slightly better in the elements than the Tributes. Most of the supplies at the Cornucopia were apparently weapons or winter apparel.

The already-high rate of quick deaths among the Tributes, as well as the difficulty of the terrain outside of the city and the temperature making it impossible to go far outside of the city, likely made this year's Games relatively short, perhaps even less that a week to ten days. Another hint that this was a short competition was that there were no stated Gamemaker-engineered ploys used in the Arena on the final Tributes, unlike in the Games in the year before or the year after.Although the arena is said to be a tundra,the film tells us the 73rd Hunger Games was a wasteland of rubbish,and a BOY won by smashing a tributes skull with a brick.

TriviaEdit

  • Had the Capitol not intervened when they did, the 73rd Hunger Games would have been the first Hunger Games without a Victor. It would be the first time direct Capitol intervention prevented this Pyrrhic scenario; it would not be the last.
  • Atlas’ behavior and victory in the Arena would be considered unusual in that she came from a Career District, but didn't participate in a Career alliance, as expected of a Career Tribute. She is certainly first known Career Victor who didn't participate in a Career alliance.
  • She won at 12 years of age and was Clove’s younger sister, a volunteer for Clove.This is probably why clove volunteered the next year.