Does The Hunger Games Have Werewolves?
As pretty much every living person knows, The Hunger Games is a HUGELY popular young adult series written by Suzanne Collins, and soon to be a hugely popular movie (the ticket pre-sales have already beat out Twilight’s Eclipse). It’s pretty clear that this series is dominating. What isn’t clear is why I am talking about it here, on a werewolf website. Well, according to an email I recently received, The Hunger Games has werewolves. Hmmm…
According to the book description, the series tells the tale of Katniss, a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, “The Hunger Games.” The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat’s sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.
No mention of werewolves there. But they are kind of mentioned on the Hunger Games wikia page. (warning: mini spoilers below)
According to this, the series has beings known as “Muttations,” also known as “mutts,” and they are animals that have been genetically altered by the Capitol for use as weapons, intelligence, and other activities. The site says that in the books there are wolf “mutts” that are a mixture of wolf and human DNA. “These creatures were able to balance on their hind legs and jump very high, and had four-inch long razor-sharp claws” says the description.
It sounds somewhat werewolf-like, but I am not convinced yet. Since the description isn’t very detailed and I haven’t even read the books yet, I can’t say “YES, these are TOTALLY werewolves!” So instead, I’ll let you decide.
Does that tiny bit of information above sound like werewolves to you? Have you read the books, can you give us a little more insight?
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