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Sabyn was the female tribute from District 2 in the 10th Hunger Games. Her mentor was Florus Friend.[1] When bombs exploded during a tour of the arena, she attempted to flee but was killed.[2]

Biography

Sabyn grew up in District 2 and became her district's female tribute in the Reaping for the 10th Hunger Games.[1]

Along with the other tributes, Sabyn was taken to the Capitol in a dirty cattle car. From there, they were dumped into the monkey house at the Capitol Zoo.[3]

Death

During a tour of the Capitol Arena, several explosions planted by the rebels were detonated. The bombs exploded a large hole near the entrance of the arena, and through the chaos, each tribute from Districts 1 and 2 made a run for it. Sabyn made it to the river, farther than Facet and Velvereen had, but leaped over the wall only to die in the fall.

Her body was later draped on the back of a horse and paraded down Scholars Road during Apollo and Diana Ring's funeral.[2]

 Trivia

  • Despite being reaped, Sabyn never competed in the 10th Hunger games.
  • She was implied to be one of the stronger tributes, as Coriolanus Snow repeatedly mentioned throughout the book that with the deaths of the District 1 & 2 tributes, Lucy Gray's odds of winning significantly increase.
  • Sabyn's name may be a reference to the Sabines, an ancient Italian people situated near Rome, whose society existed during Roman times. Legend has it that the Romans abducted Sabine women to help populate Rome; this is analogous to how Sabyn was reaped by the Capitol to compete in the Games.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 7
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 10
  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 3
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Main Characters Coriolanus SnowLucy Gray BairdSejanus Plinth
Supporting Characters TigrisGrandma'amVolumnia GaulCasca HighbottomClemensia DovecoteLysistrata VickersFestus Creed
Tributes FacetVelvereenMarcusSabynCircTesleeMizzenCoralHySolOttoGinneeTreechLaminaBobbinWoveyPanloSheafTannerBrandyReaperDillJessup
Mentors Livia CardewPersephone PricePalmyra MontyFlorus FriendIo JasperUrban CanvilleDennis FlingIphigenia MossApollo RingDiana RingVipsania SicklePliny HarringtonJuno PhippsHilarius HeavensbeeGaius BreenAndrocles AndersonDomitia WhimsiwickArachne CraneFelix Ravinstill
Groups AcademyCoveyPeacekeepersUniversityCapitol Families
Locations PanemThe CapitolDistrict 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13
Behind the Scenes Suzanne CollinsSantino Fontana
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