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Teslee was the female tribute from District 3 in the 10th Hunger Games. Her mentor was Urban Canville.[1] She gained praise by being smarter than she looked.[2]

Biography

Teslee was reaped for the 10th Hunger Games along with her district partner, Circ. Prior to the reaping, Teslee (as the girl tribute from her district) was assigned Capitol-born Academy student Urban Canville as her mentor for the games.[1] Like the other tributes, Teslee was immediately caged, shackled, and transported into the Capitol where she and her fellow competitors were dumped into the monkey house in the Capitol Zoo to be gawked at by Capitol citizens.[3]

Like many of the other tributes, Teslee refused to divulge any personal information about herself to her mentor, remaining distant and hostile. Because of this, she did not appear at the interviews before the Games began.[4]

10th Hunger Games

On the first day of the Games, Teslee and Circ collected drones that landed near Marcus's dead body. While assessing the damage, Teslee reattached some wires on another drone, leading to the lights blinking. When two more drones came in with gifts from Io Jasper, Circ's mentor, they collected them and ran back to the barricade after seeing Reaper Ash appear.[4]

When only seven tributes remained in the arena, Dr. Volumnia Gaul released a swarm of venomous snake muttations into the arena in retaliation for the death of Gaius Breen. Teslee and Circ, who were both running away initially because of Treech, stopped to look at the snake tank. Unlike Treech, who had sprinted away immediately after the tank had burst, Circ and Teslee stayed only for a few moments of confusion, which came at a great cost. Teslee managed to narrowly escape the swarm of snakes by climbing up a pole, but her district partner was not so lucky, and quickly met his end thanks to the muttations' deadly venom.

Because of this, Teslee sobbed in terror. Mizzen, the male tribute from District 4, attempted to leap onto the pole across from Teslee for safety, and the snakes regrouped underneath her. As her grip began to fail, she looked towards Mizzen for help, but he was stunned. However, the snakes withdrew from Teslee's pole upon Lucy Gray Baird's arrival.[5] Teslee shakily slid to the ground and climbed onto a chain-link fence, later disappearing behind the barricade.[2]

Death

Later that day, Teslee appeared with a the drone she had collected earlier, though it was slightly altered. As she flipped a switch, the drone ascended and headed towards Mizzen, revealing a cable that connected it to her wrist. As a different drone gifted Mizzen bread, it swerved and came back at him, and the same thing happened with three other drones. Together, they collided with and trapped him until he lost his balance, falling and snapping his neck on the ground. Satisfied, Teslee reeled in her drone and gave it a hug.

Unfortunately, she was promptly ambushed by Treech, who cleaved through her head with his axe, ending her life. This happened moments after Mizzen's death, and the screens were closed onto Teslee, so no one noticed Treech until it was too late. Her body was later added to Reaper's makeshift morgue.[2]

Physical appearance

Teslee is described by Snow as a small, scruffy girl with dark, frizzy hair.[4]

Etymology

Teslee's name comes from Nikola Tesla, a famous Serbian electrical engineer and inventor.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 7
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 20
  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 14
  5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 19
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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