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Peeta Mellark (Character)
from The Hunger Games (2012)

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The Hunger Games (2012)
Caesar Flickerman: So, Peeta, tell me, is there a special girl back home?
Peeta Mellark: No. No, not really.
Caesar Flickerman: No? I don't believe it for a second. Look at that face. Handsome man like you. Peeta... tell me.
Peeta Mellark: Well, there, uh... there is this one girl that I've had a crush on forever.
Caesar Flickerman: Ah.
Peeta Mellark: But I don't think she actually recognized me until the Reaping.
Caesar Flickerman: Well, I'll tell you what, Peeta. You go out there, and you win this thing, and when you get home, she'll have to go out with you. Right, folks?
Peeta Mellark: Thanks, but I, uh, I don't think winning's gonna help me at all.
Caesar Flickerman: And why not?
Peeta Mellark: Because she came here with me.

[last lines]
Peeta Mellark: So what happens when we get back?
Katniss Everdeen: I don't know. I guess we try to forget.
Peeta Mellark: I don't wanna forget.

Peeta Mellark: I have NO chance of winning! None! All right?

Peeta Mellark: [to Katniss] You know what my mother said? She said "District 12 might finally have a winner," but she wasn't talking about me. She was talking about you.

Cato: [holding Peeta in a rear-arm choke] Go on! Shoot, then we both go down and you win. Go on. I'm dead anyway. I always was, right? I didn't know that till now. How's that? Is that what they want? Huh?
Peeta Mellark: No...
Cato: I can still do this. I can still do this. One more kill. It's the only thing I know how to do - bring pride to my district. Not that it matters.

Peeta Mellark: You definitely smell better than I do.
Caesar Flickerman: Well, I've lived here longer.
Peeta Mellark: That makes sense.

Peeta Mellark: Run! Run! Run! Katniss, go! Get outta here! Go! What are you doing? GO!

Peeta Mellark: I remember the first time I saw you. Your hair was in two braids instead of one. And I remember when you... you sang in the music assembly and the teacher said...
Katniss Everdeen: Shh.
Peeta Mellark: ..."Who knows The Valley Song?" and your hand shot straight up. After that, I... I watched you going home every day... Every day... Well, say something.
Katniss Everdeen: I'm not good at saying something.
Peeta Mellark: Then come here... Please.

Peeta Mellark: Now there's no way I'm letting you go.
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta...
Peeta Mellark: Please. Stay.

Peeta Mellark: Okay, uh, I'll take the bow.
[Katniss looks at him]
Peeta Mellark: I'm just kidding!

Katniss Everdeen: Peeta! Peeta! Oh!
Peeta Mellark: Are you okay?
Katniss Everdeen: I heard the cannon. I thought...
[noticing the berries he's picked]
Katniss Everdeen: That's nightlock, Peeta! You'll be dead in a minute!
Peeta Mellark: I-I didn't know.
Katniss Everdeen: You scared me to death. Damn you.
[hugs him]
Peeta Mellark: I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Peeta Mellark: Together?
Katniss Everdeen: Together.
Peeta Mellark: Okay. One.
Katniss Everdeen: Two.
Peeta Mellark: Three.

Katniss Everdeen: Oh my god! Peeta! Peeta!
Peeta Mellark: Hi.
Katniss Everdeen: Hey.

Haymitch Abernathy: Where's the ice?
Peeta Mellark: I don't... I don't know.

Peeta Mellark: I mean, she saved my life.
Katniss Everdeen: We saved each other.

Peeta Mellark: I think about that all the time. How I tossed you that bread.
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta...
Peeta Mellark: I should have gone to you. I should have just gone out in the rain and...
Katniss Everdeen: Shh.

Katniss Everdeen: We'll just get you some medicine.
Peeta Mellark: Katniss, I don't get many parachutes.
Katniss Everdeen: We'll figure something out.
Peeta Mellark: Like what?
Katniss Everdeen: Something.

Katniss Everdeen: Your medicine.
Peeta Mellark: You're not going alone!
Katniss Everdeen: Yeah. You need it and you can't walk.
Peeta Mellark: Katniss, you're not gonna risk your life for me. I'm not gonna let you.
Katniss Everdeen: You would do it for me! Wouldn't you?
Peeta Mellark: Why are you doing this?

Katniss Everdeen: Peeta, I got it! I got the medicine!
Peeta Mellark: What happened to you?
Katniss Everdeen: I'm fine.
Peeta Mellark: No, you're not. What happened?
Katniss Everdeen: The girl from 2, she threw a knife. I'm okay.
Peeta Mellark: You shouldn't have gone! You said you weren't gonna go!
Katniss Everdeen: You got worse.

Katniss Everdeen: We could go home. We could. We're the only team left.
Peeta Mellark: We could go home.

Katniss Everdeen: You too?
Peeta Mellark: Oh, hey.
Katniss Everdeen: Can't sleep?
Peeta Mellark: No, course not.
Katniss Everdeen: I'm sorry I went after you.
Peeta Mellark: You know, I meant that as a compliment.
Katniss Everdeen: I know.

Katniss Everdeen: Listen to them.
Peeta Mellark: Yeah. I just don't want them to change me.
Katniss Everdeen: How will they change you?
Peeta Mellark: I don't know. Turn me into something I'm not. I-I-I just don't want to be another piece in their game, you know?
Katniss Everdeen: You mean you won't kill anyone?
Peeta Mellark: No... I mean, you know, I'm sure I would just like anybody else when the time came, but I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me. You know, if I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me. Does that make any sense?
Katniss Everdeen: Yeah. I just can't afford to think like that. I have my sister.
Peeta Mellark: Yeah, I know.
[looks at each other]
Peeta Mellark: [sighs] Guess I'll see you tomorrow.
Katniss Everdeen: See you tomorrow.

Katniss Everdeen: So, why are you here, then?
Haymitch Abernathy: Oh. The refreshments.
Peeta Mellark: Okay, I think that's enough of that.
[tries to grab the drink and gets pushed down]
Haymitch Abernathy: You made me spill my drink on brand-new pants!

Peeta Mellark: They have to have their victor.
Katniss Everdeen: No. They don't. Why should they?

Peeta Mellark: Have you ever met him? Haymitch? You know, Katniss, he is our mentor. He did win this thing once.
[Katniss ignores him]
Peeta Mellark: Look, if you don't want to talk, I understand, but I just don't think there's anything wrong with getting a little bit of help.

Peeta Mellark: What was that?
Katniss Everdeen: It's the finale.

Katniss Everdeen: [discovers Peeta painting his arm] Hi.
Peeta Mellark: Hey.
Katniss Everdeen: How did you do that?
Peeta Mellark: I, ah... I used to decorate the cakes down at the bakery.
Katniss Everdeen: Oh.
Peeta Mellark: I'll show you. See?
[He holds his painted arm against the bark of a tree; the match is perfect]
Katniss Everdeen: Wow.
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.

Peeta Mellark: Katniss. Shoot straight.

Katniss Everdeen: What was it?
Peeta Mellark: A sword. It's bad, huh?
Katniss Everdeen: It's gonna be fine.
[Katniss tries to tend to his wound]
Peeta Mellark: Katniss.
[Katniss doesn't reply and just tends to his wound]
Peeta Mellark: Katniss...
Katniss Everdeen: No! I'm not gonna leave you. I'm not gonna do that.
Peeta Mellark: Why not?

Katniss Everdeen: [to Haymitch] Peeta's strong.
Peeta Mellark: What?
Katniss Everdeen: He can throw a hundred pound sack of flour right over his head. I've seen it.
Peeta Mellark: Okay, well, I'm not gonna kill anybody with a sack of flour.

[the Careers observe Peeta falling off a climbing net during group training]
Katniss Everdeen: Throw that metal thing over there.
Peeta Mellark: What? No. Haymitch said we're not supposed to show our skills...
Katniss Everdeen: I don't care what Haymitch said. Those guys are looking at you like you're a meal. Throw it.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
[from trailer]
Katniss Everdeen: Haymitch, please. Please, just help me get through this trip.
Haymitch Abernathy: This trip doesn't end when you get back home.
Peeta Mellark: So what do we do?
Haymitch Abernathy: From now on, your job is to be a distraction so people forget what the real problems are.

Peeta Mellark: See, Katniss, the way the whole "friend" thing works is you have to tell each other the deep stuff.
Katniss Everdeen: The deep stuff?
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
Katniss Everdeen: Uh-oh. Like what?
Peeta Mellark: Like, uh... what's your favorite color?
Katniss Everdeen: Well, now you've stepped over the line.

Katniss Everdeen: You know and I know there's only one person walking out of here, and it's gonna be one of us.
Peeta Mellark: The Careers are still out there. If we stick with these guys till midnight and... and if we hear a cannon, we go.

Peeta Mellark: Katniss, I don't... I don't know kind of deals you made with Haymitch, but he made me promises too.
[Pulls off the necklace from around his neck]
Peeta Mellark: If you die, and I live, I'd have nothing. Nobody else that I care about.
Katniss Everdeen: Peeta.
Peeta Mellark: It's different for you. Your family needs you.
[Opens locket to reveal three pictures - Gale, Prim, and her Mother]
Peeta Mellark: You have to live. For them.
Katniss Everdeen: What about you?
Peeta Mellark: Nobody needs me.
Katniss Everdeen: I do. I need you.

Johanna Mason: You guys look amazing.
Katniss Everdeen: Thank you.
Johanna Mason: My stylist is such an idiot. District 7, lumber. Trees. Ugh. I'd love to put my axe on her face. So what do you think, now that the whole world wants to sleep with you?
Katniss Everdeen: [scoffs] I don't think that the whole world...
Johanna Mason: I wasn't talking to you.
Katniss Everdeen: Okay.
Johanna Mason: [to Peeta] Will you unzip?
Peeta Mellark: Yeah.
[Peeta unzips her dress, Katniss glares at Peeta, Johanna disrobes completely then stares them down boldly, making for an awkward pause till the elevator stops at Johanna's floor]
Johanna Mason: [exiting] Thanks. Let's do it again sometime.
Haymitch Abernathy: Thank YOU. Johanna Mason, District 7.

Peeta Mellark: [Eulogy for the fallen tributes of District 11] Though they fought and lived with honor and dignity until the end, both Thresh and Rue were so young. But our lives aren't just measured in years. They're measured in the lives of people we touch around us. For myself, for Katniss, we know that without Rue, and without Thresh, we wouldn't be standing here today.

Caesar Flickerman: But, Peeta, the wedding, the marriage, never to be?
Peeta Mellark: Well, actually, we got married... in secret.
Caesar Flickerman: A secret wedding. All right, do tell.
Peeta Mellark: We... we want our love to be eternal.
Caesar Flickerman: Of course.
Peeta Mellark: You know, Katniss and I... we've been... we've been luckier than most, and I wouldn't have any regrets at all, i-i-if it... if it weren't... if...
Caesar Flickerman: If it weren't... for what? What? What?
Peeta Mellark: If it weren't for the baby.

Peeta Mellark: They won't touch Prim! All right?
Johanna Mason: Your fiancé's right. The whole country loves your sister. If they tortured her or did anything to her - forget the districts - there would be riots in the damn Capitol.
[Johanna screams at the sky]
Johanna Mason: Hey, how does that sound, Snow? What if we... what if we set YOUR backyard on fire? You know you can't put everybody in here!
[Everyone looks at her in disbelief]
Johanna Mason: What? He can't hurt me. There's no one left that I love.

Peeta Mellark: Remember, Katniss, today's about making allies.
[They enter the training Center which is mostly empty with the male Morphling vomiting]
Katniss Everdeen: So far, I'm not overwhelmed by our choices.

[the morning of the games]
Katniss Everdeen: I don't want to be with anyone else in there. Just you.
Peeta Mellark: If that's what you want.
Katniss Everdeen: That's what I want.

Finnick Odair: Katniss.
Katniss Everdeen: Hello, Finnick.
Finnick Odair: Do you want a sugar cube? I mean it's supposed to be for the horses, but... I mean who cares about them, right? They got years to eat sugar, whereas you and I... well, if we see something sweet we better grab it.
Katniss Everdeen: No thanks, but I would love to borrow that outfit someday.
Finnick Odair: You look pretty terrifying in that get up. What happened to the pretty little girl dresses?
Katniss Everdeen: I outgrew them.
Finnick Odair: You certainly did. Shame about this quell thing. Now you... you could have made out like a bandit in the Capitol. Jewels, money, anything you wanted.
Katniss Everdeen: Well, I don't like jewels and I have more money than I need, so... What did you do with all your wealth anyway?
Finnick Odair: I haven't dealt in anything as common as money in years.
Katniss Everdeen: Well, then, how do people pay for the pleasure of your company?
Finnick Odair: With secrets. What about you, Girl on Fire? Any secrets worth my time?
Katniss Everdeen: I'm an open book. Everybody always seems to know my secrets before I know them myself.
Finnick Odair: Unfortunately, I think that's true. I'm sorry you had to cancel your wedding. I know how devastating that must be for you. Have a good day.
[Peeta walks up to them]
Finnick Odair: [exiting] Peeta.
Peeta Mellark: Finnick. What'd he want?
Katniss Everdeen: To know all my secrets.
Peeta Mellark: Hm. Have to get in line.

Katniss Everdeen: [hearing the door open] I'm really not in the mood for a lecture. I'll apologize to Effie later.
[She turns and sees it's Peeta who's entered the room]
Katniss Everdeen: I thought you were Haymitch.
Peeta Mellark: You don't have to apologize to anybody, including me. I know it's not fair of me to hold you to things that you said in the games - you saved us, I know that - but I can't go on acting for the cameras and then just ignoring each other in real life; so, if you can stop looking at me like I'm wounded, then I can quit acting like it, and then MAYBE we have a shot at being friends.
Katniss Everdeen: I've never been very good at friends.
Peeta Mellark: For starters, it does help when you know the person. I hardly know anything about you except that you're stubborn and good with a bow.
Katniss Everdeen: That about sums me up.
Peeta Mellark: No, there's more than that. You just don't want to tell me.

[looking at the District 2 Female Tribute, Enobaria]
Katniss Everdeen: What's with her teeth?
Haymitch Abernathy: She had them filed into fangs so she could rip people's throats out.
Peeta Mellark: She's committed, I'll give her that.

Haymitch Abernathy: Good news. At least half the tributes want you as an ally.
Peeta Mellark: Well, they saw her shoot.
Haymitch Abernathy: Hm. Well, sweetheart, you got your pick of the litter.
Katniss Everdeen: I want Wiress and Beetee.
Peeta Mellark: Johanna calls them Nuts and Volts.
Haymitch Abernathy: Well, okay, good. Now, who-who else?
Katniss Everdeen: Mags.
[Peeta turns away while rolling his eyes, clearly frustrated]
Katniss Everdeen: All right, fine, then no one.
Haymitch Abernathy: I'll tell them you're still making up your mind.

Peeta Mellark: [after almost dying from walking into a force field disguised as a jungle] Be careful, it's a force field up there.

Katniss Everdeen: You were dead. Your heart stopped.
Peeta Mellark: It's okay. It's working now.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Peeta Mellark: [from trailer] Our lives were never ours, they belong to Snow and our deaths do too. But if you kill him, Katniss, all those deaths, they mean something.

Peeta Mellark: You love me. Real or not real?
Katniss Everdeen: Real.

Katniss Everdeen: Stay with me.
Peeta Mellark: Always.

Peeta Mellark: Your favorite color is green. Is that real?
Katniss Everdeen: Yeah. That's real. Yours is orange. Not bright orange. Soft, like the sunset.
Peeta Mellark: Thank you.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
[from trailer]
Peeta Mellark: I want everyone who is watching, to lay down their weapons now.

Peeta Mellark: They're coming, Katniss. They're gonna kill eveyone. And, in District 13, you'll be dead by morning!

The Starving Games (2013)
Voice: [off-camera] Hey, Phil, stay down there. Put your finger in his mouth.
Peter Malarkey: PETER
[breaking character]
Peter Malarkey: Okay. We're done. We're done with this.

The Best Hunger Games Parody (2013)
Gail: Dang it! Why couldn't that be me? Wait, I volunteer!
Meeta: It's to late for that!