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Certified Badass: Katniss Everdeen by elfabella Certified Badass: Katniss Everdeen by elfabella
Not many people would risk their lives in a dangerous battle to the death in place of a loved one. Katniss Everdeen, however, would give up the world for her beloved sister Prim. On top of sacrificing her entire life for her sister, Katniss, i.e. "The Mockingjay," led a rebellion against a corrupt Capitol even when it seemed like she had nothing left to lose. The Girl on Fire can do anything.


This is part of my 8-piece project highlighting some of the awesomest fictional female badasses out there.

River Tam [link] | River Song [link] | Willow Rosenberg [link] | Princess Leia [link] | Minerva McGonagall [link] | Hermione Granger [link] | Buffy Summers [link]


Katniss Photo: [link]

About the timeline: "ADD" stands for "After the Dark Days," referring to the time after the war between the thirteen districts and the Capitol, which began the Hunger Games tradition. More info here: [link]
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I read Hunger games the first book and it scared the shit out of me. Like Leia, there is no sane reason to doubt Katniss's role as a badass.

In fact I like her so much I'd like to nominate her as an ultimate badass
elfabella Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Katniss gets a lot of shit for being kind of empty and bland a lot of the time, but I feel like that's what makes her such a badass. She's able to push her emotions out of the picture while still having them in the background guiding her decisions. Also, hello psychological fuckery! Not sure why, but I always appreciate that quality in my badasses. I'm not sure what that says about myself.
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, Katniss is hardcore. I personally applauded her for not wanting a man and actually stopping to think about he consequences of being involved and pregnant.

Plus my mother grew up in a dictatorship and as a child she saw the midnight arrests and secret police force.

That does fuck you up.
elfabella Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student General Artist
The credibility of Katniss's situation is definitely what makes the Hunger Games such a success. There are points in the book that are over-dramatized for the readers and I feel like Gale and Peeta were totally just pandering to the audience, but tyranny and corruption are something prevalent in the world that goes unrecognized by people in other and even their own cultures. That's really interesting about your mum. Which dictatorship?
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
All fiction is in some way dramatized, but overall the Hunger games was a more powerful experience than George Orwell.

My mother is greek, and when she was a child, Greece was ruled by a Bavarian King put in place to be an anti-soviet puppet. The threat of communism became a free-pass excuse to tyranny.

Actually my grandfather still remembers when the civil war that tore Greece apart after WW2
elfabella Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I hate how fantasy and scifi are so often dismissed as inconsequential and childish when they're able to have such powerful resonations with the reader and often echo history and the human condition, sometimes more effectively than realistic fiction. I've often heard Harry Potter put down for its fantasticality when it has numerous parallels with, most significantly, world war II and is definitely one of the most influential pieces of literature on the planet.
Gibbythesecond Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
This is all kinds of awesome.
elfabella Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! I appreciate that. ^_^
nacklover9 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loplovinglydia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Lol, would you be interested if this was used (with credit) in our hunger games parody? You can check out the details here: [link] We could even use this in one of our scenes perfectly! Thanks! (Sorry, I'm not trying to spam you either)
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