‘Hunger Games’ 15 Most Memorable Moments: From First Kisses to Last Goodbyes (Videos)
In anticipation of the franchise’s finale, TheWrap looks back at Katniss, Peeta and Gale’s most shocking, heartbreaking and happy adventures
Beatrice Verhoeven | November 20, 2015 @ 7:56 AM
Last Updated: November 20, 2015 @ 8:23 PM
Katniss Shoots the Apple
In the first movie, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is ignored by the Gamemakers during a private session, so she takes up a bow and arrow, which she shoots through an apple in the roast pig's mouth.
Katniss Sings to Rue as She Dies
In the first film, Katniss and Rue team up in the arena, where the latter is killed early. To honor her, Katniss covers her in flowers and sings until her last breath before displaying the District 12 salute.
"I Volunteer As Tribute"
When Katniss' sister, Prim (Willow Shields), is selected as a tribute in the first movie, Katniss offers to take her place, spawning the most famous line of the film: "I volunteer as tribute!"
First Look at the Cornucopia
Katniss and the other tributes first step into the Cornucopia, giving us our first look at the arena in which most are sent to die.
Katniss and Peeta Make Suicide Pact
Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are the last remaining combatants after it's announced that two tributes from the same district can be victors. However, a last-minute rule change negates the first, and the duo hatches a plan to eat poison berries rather than fight each other to the death.
Katniss and Peeta's First Kiss
Katniss and Peeta lock lips in the first film after she discovers him injured and brings Peeta to the safety of a nearby cave.
Katniss And Peeta's Victory Tour
During Katniss and Peeta's return to Rue's home District 11 while on their victory tour, legions whistle the Mockingjay call and raise the District 12 salute before a riot breaks out.
Katniss and Gale Kiss
Giving Gale (Liam Hemsworth) fans what they'd wanted since his true feelings for Katniss became clear, the two finally kiss in "Catching Fire."
Katniss Reveals Her Wedding Dress
In "Catching Fire," Katniss returns to Caesar Flickerman's (Stanley Tucci) TV show to reveal her wedding dress/Mockingjay costume, cementing her as the symbol of the revolution.
Mags, who was Finnick's mentor during his first go at the arena, volunteers to replace his love, Annie, when she is selected as a tribute. When Mags dies in the arena and Finnick says goodbye, hearts break in unison.
Gale Gets Whipped
Gale runs to protect a beaten-down woman from a peacekeeper, and is whipped in a public square as punishment.
Plutarch is Actually a Rebel
Philip Seymour Hoffman's character surprised everyone when it turned out he was a rebel all along.
Katniss Sings "Hanging Tree"
In "Mockingjay, Part 1," Katniss sings a rendition of "The Hanging Tree," when desperate but determined denizens from the various districts blow up a dam and cut off electricity in the Capitol.
Katniss Sees Peeta's Message From the Capitol
While captive, Peeta warns Katniss that the Capitol is coming for her and everyone in District 13. When his video message cuts out, Katniss declares, "We have to get him out of there before they kill him."
Reprogrammed Peeta Attacks Katniss
While he was held captive, Peeta's positive memories of Katniss were replaced with malignant ones. When he's released and sees Katniss for the first time, he tries to strangle her.
"If We Burn, You Burn With Us"
When the Capitol bombs a hospital filled with unarmed men, women and children in "Mockingjay, Part 1," Katniss broadcasts a message to President Snow: "Fire is catching, and if we burn, you burn with us!"