- Jabberjays… Capitol Labs created Jabberjays to spy on enemies.
- Mockingjays… Jabberjays and Mockingbirds got together to create Mockingjays.
- Tracker Jackers… Capitol Labs genetically altered wasps which not only attack a person who disturbs their nest, they follow their target far away from her nests unlike other vespids.
No idea what I’m talking about? Well, then you likely were not one of “Hunger Game” fans who collectively spent $155 million in North America. The fictional animals listed above are part of the books and at least in the case of the Tracker Jacker the movies.
Gary Ross directed “The Hunger Games.” “The Hunger Games” stars Jennifer Lawrence as a 16-year-old who is forced to battle other children to the death for a futuristic society’s televised amusement. The movie is the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’s best-selling novel of the same name for about $80 million.
Other “The Hunger Games” Muttants:
Wolf mutts appeared at the end of the 74th Hunger Games to herd Katniss, Peeta, and Cato into a final fight. The wolf-like creatures mimicked the other tributes, particularly in fur and eye color, but also with collars which match the tributes’ district numbers. One wolf Katniss identifies as Rue, and others as Glimmer, Foxface, and Thresh. They were created by the Capitol to chase after tributes. Although not gone into further in the trilogy, the Wolf Mutts are a result of the Capitol mutating dead tributes with wolves. Peeta later paints the one supposed to be Glimmer, the female tribute from District 1. It took him three days to find the right shade for sunlight on white fur. He “kept thinking it was just yellow, but it was so much more than that.” Katniss hates these paintings, and Peeta describes them to the morphling addict from district 6 as she lay dying from the monkey’s bite.
These mutts are seen in Mockingjay in the underground tunnels of the Capitol, supposedly created especially to hunt Katniss down; They are described as having tight, white skin, long sharp claws and teeth. They also smell of roses, thought to be so because Katniss hates the smell of the Capitol’s altered roses, due to their association with President Snow. They can jump extremely far. Katniss has a Holo device self-destruct by repeating ‘nightlock’ three times, and then throws it into the underground tunnel to kill the mutts. These mutts are responsible for the death of Finnick Odair, Jackson, Castor, Homes and Leeg 1 by decapitation.
There were also muttation monkeys with switchblade claws and orange fur that would attack during the 4th hour of the “clock” in the 75th Games. They attacked the tributes in packs when Peeta glanced up at them in the 75th Hunger Games, but the woman victor from 6, or ‘female morphling’, as Katniss calls her, jumps in front of Peeta to save his life, as she was part of the alliance formed to defend Katniss and Peeta with their lives.
In the 50th Hunger Games, several other muttations are mentioned. These include poisonous butterflies with stingers, “carnivorous fluffy golden squirrels”, and candy-pink birds with skewerlike beaks. One of these creatures killed Maysilee Donner in the Second Quarter Quell. During the third Quarter Quell (75th Hunger Games), an unknown beast occupies the six-to-seven-o’clock zone.