Gale Hawthorne
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Gale Hawthorne (Character)
from The Hunger Games (2012)

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Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) is a seventeen year old male with dark hair and light eyes. He was born to his mother Hazelle and father, in District 12. He is the older sibling to his two brothers Rory and Vick and youngest sister Posy. His father died along side Katniss' (Jennifer Lawrence) in a mining accident when he was twelve years old. Gale and Katniss are best friends and hunt illegally together outside the boundaries of District 12. To support his family Gale often applies for tesserae which costs him his name to be entered into the reaping each time. Gale 'has a crush' on Katniss.

On the morning of The 74th Hunger Games reaping, Gale suggests that he, Katniss and their families should run away into the woods, but Katniss denies stating that they would get caught and killed. They proceed to the reaping where he watches Katniss volunteer in her sisters place. Before Katniss is taken away to the Capitol, Gale comforts her and encourages her to try to win the games. During the Games Gale is forced to watch Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) comfort each other and supposedly fall in love. He looks after Katniss' family while she's in the games, bringing them game and other food. When Katniss and Peeta return from the Capitol, Katniss tries to convince Gale that hers and Peeta's love story was an act but he seldom believes it. Gale turns eighteen years old and is forced to work in the mines six days a week.

He comforts Katniss as she often has flashbacks and bad memories from the games. Before Katniss leaves for the Victory Tour, Gale kisses her saying that he had to do it at least once. When Katniss and Peeta return from the tour she tells Gale that President Snow (Donald Sutherland) threatened to have him killed and that she wants to run away like he previously suggested. She tells him about the rebellion and he refuses to go. As peacekeepers storm into District 12, Gale attempts to fight them off only to be strapped to a post and whipped to the bone. Only once Katniss and Haymitch (Woody Harrelson) intervene, Gale is taken to Katniss' house for medical attention. While he is still half unconscious, Katniss kisses him.

For the 75th Hunger Games Katniss and Peeta are forced to return to the arena leaving Gale to rescue approximately 900 people from District 12 as it is bombed. He retreats to District 13 and joins the rebels. Once Katniss is rescued from the arena he tries to visit but is busy training and preparing for the revolution. He fights along side Katniss for the remainder of the war.

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