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"There's a pair of sisters in their twenties named Leeg—we call them Leeg 1 and Leeg 2 for clarity—who are so similar in uniform, I can't tell them apart until I notice Leeg 1 has weird yellow flecks in her eyes."
―Description of the Leeg sisters by Katniss Everdeen[src]

Leeg 2 was a soldier in the rebellion from District 13. She served in Squad 451 under Commander Boggs.

Biography

Leeg 2 was a soldier of the rebellion from District 13, and became a member of Squad 451 along with her sister, Leeg 1. The sisters were so identical in appearance that they were referred to as Leeg 1 and Leeg 2 by the squad for clarity. It was never explicitly stated that they were twin sisters, but Katniss Everdeen later remarked that the only way she could tell the two apart was by noting that Leeg 1 had "weird yellow flecks" in her eyes.

Leeg 2 went to the Capitol with the rest of the squad to fight in the final battles of the war to crush President Coriolanus Snow 's regime. Like the rest of her squad, Leeg 2 was angry and disappointed to learn that Squad 451 was never expected to participate in any real battles. They were informed by Cressida that they were part of the "disinformation team" designed to distract the Capitol from the rebels' true purpose, disabling the pods to advance safely into the Capitol. They were referred to as the "Star Squad".[1]

Death

As innocuous as Squad 451's tasks were, on the fourth day in the Capitol, Leeg 2 hit a mislabeled pod. Instead of muttation gnats, the pod released metal darts, which surprised Squad 451. Leeg 2 was hit in the side of the head by a metal dart and killed instantly. She became the first casualty in Squad 451. After her death, she was replaced by Peeta Mellark.[1]

In the film adaptation, Leeg 2 was injured by a pod, and her sister stayed behind to take care of her in an abandoned building while the rest of Squad 451 departed. Soon after, Peacekeepers attacked the building, with the Leegs shooting back. The Peacekeepers' response ended by blowing up the building with a rocket launcher, and the destruction footage was used by the Capitol to imply that Katniss had died.[2]

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