Katniss Everdeen, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, has come a long way since she volunteered as tribute in the first Hunger Games film. We've seen her survive the barbaric competition (twice), incite a revolution, inspire hope in the downtrodden citizens of Panem, and ultimately morph into the Mockingjay. No small feat for a citizen of District 12.
With the highly-anticipated release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 less than a week away, we're brushing up on the moments that have defined Katniss thus far. From the first time we saw her wield an arrow to the moment she reveals her wedding dress, relive Katniss's journey from the beginning now.
Catch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 in theaters Friday, November 22.
1. The Hunger Games, 2012
Before she volunteers to fight in the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) shows off her archery skills on Reaping Day.
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Katniss's signature sidebraid and chestnut locks are on full display as she shares a bit of bread with Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) before the Reaping.
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Dressed in one of her mother's best dresses for the Reaping, Katniss forgoes her sidebraid in favor of a more intricate updo.
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The Girl on Fire is born! For Katniss and Peeta's (Josh Hutcherson) debut as tributes, Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) dresses her in an all-black ensemble, but makes sure she maintains her identity by braiding her hair.
5. The Hunger Games, 2012
While training, Katniss keeps her hair back by braiding her long hair and letting it fall over her shoulder.
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Katniss solidifies her identity as the Girl on Fire during her interview with Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci) in this flaming red dress, which was complemented by an intense smoky eye.
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Let the games begin! With arrows strapped to her back, Katniss fights to stay alive in the brutal tournament.
8. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013
While on the Victory Tour with Peeta, Katniss dresses in a neutral navy and black ensemble, which offsets her slightly darker hair nicely.
9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013
Dressed in a shimmering blue dress, Katniss and her signature sidebraid visit the districts during the Victory Tour.
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013
A party in the Capitol isn't complete without a fancy, over-the-top ensemble. Embodying her Girl on Fire moniker with a sexy black dress adorned with flames on the shoulder, Katniss finishes off the Victory Tour in style.
11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013Knowing her fate, Katniss wears a practical navy jumpsuit and tall lace-up boots for her second Hunger Games Reaping.
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Outfitted in sleek training uniforms, Katniss and Peeta gear up for their second go in the tournament.
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Here Katniss shows off her dramatic wedding dress designed by her trusty stylist, Cinna. What can't be seen is that the dress turns from classic gown to political statement with a simple twirl.
14. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013
Katniss keeps her hair pulled back as she gets strapped in to be transported to the Hunger Games site.
15. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Even the rebellion can't hinder Katniss's iconic sidebraid. Here she visits District 8 and prepares to help them fight the Capitol.