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why did foxface eat the nightlock berries?

it really makes no sense to me. she was supposed to be the cleverest one there. smart and sneaky. i even remember during the training she was doing this thing on a big computer screen where it looked like she was identifying plants and categorizing them or something. anyone else remember that? eating poisonous berries just seems beneath her :( i wish she could have lived.
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Peeta was collecting berries and thought the nightlock was harmless. Because Petta picked them up she thoght they were save to eat but they weren't. Peeta would have died if it wasn't for Katniss.
pinkbem628 posted over a year ago
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soo true it also made no sence to me
Ririsuper posted 8 months ago
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Really simple, she didnt know they were poisonous, and Katniss did.
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pop-corn2012 said:
I think the reason why she ate the berries was because she had a really clever idea, but some one foolish accidently mucked it up. She had followed Peeta to see what food and berries she could eat by watching him. When Peeta picked the poisonous berries, obviously planning on eating them, she assumed they must be safe to eat. So she picked a handful and ate them, which Killed her in less than a minute. Katniss stopped Peeta from eating them just in time before he ate a berry.
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-NoMusicNoLife- said:
Peeta picked them from a plant, mistaking them for being harmless. He lied them down on a coat/blanket? Of some sort. And FoxFace also mistook them for being harmless, because she thought if whoever had picked them would put them down, they were eatable. So, she ate them. And since they were nightlock, she ended up dying. Though it doesn't actually tell you the reasoning, that's my guess xD.
Hope this helps ^^.
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posted over a year ago 
EsmeeMorales said:
I think she could have possibly committed suicide because all the people left were pretty much killers. I believe everyone else in the arena had already killed at least one person on record.
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posted over a year ago 
Nargles2001 said:
Ok so there are two explanations:
1. Peeta was collecting the berries and thought they were harmless and Foxface stole some when his back was turned. The nightlock might not have been mentioned during training and it might not grow in District 5 so this is possible but..
2. Foxface knew what the berries were and ate the berries to commit suicide, she might have known she wouldn't win because even though she was smart Cato would have overpowered her in a fight and Katniss could easily shoot her from a distance. Suicide is obviously not something the Gamemakers want to happen (As Katniss and Peeta prove) so her suicide would have to be sneaky otherwise her family/friends would pay (Like Haymitch's girlfriend, mother and brother did because he used the forcefield.) The nightlock berries would be the perfect opportunity to commit suicide. This explanation is the most likely as Fixface really would be smarter than the rest of them.
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posted 8 months ago 
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Oh and if you don't really understand what I'm saying then read the books.
Nargles2001 posted 8 months ago
shayK said:
If I recall correctly, she saw Peeta picking them so she thought that they were safe to eat, but she was wrong.
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posted over a year ago 
maymay12 said:
well i think that she was desperate for food, and when she saw Peeta picking the berries she must probably wasn't thinking with her hunger taking over, so she ate the berries
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well i think that she was desperate for food, and when she saw Peeta picking the berries she must probably wasn't thinking with her hunger taking over, so she ate the berries
posted over a year ago 
BeastBoyCahill said:
Oh, yeah... Good point. If she was something of an expert in vegetation, she shouldn't have fallen for poisonous berries...
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posted over a year ago 
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she could have easily committed suicide.
TripleMajestic posted 8 months ago
marvel-glimmer said:
Well, as she wasn't planning on killing anyone, she didn't have many supplies (including food). so she stole from other people. in her backpack was food, but she knew it wasn't enough for her to last the whole Hunger Games. as she was following Peeta she saw him collect berries. maybe from desperation, or maybe because she thought Peeta knew his plants, she stole some and ate some. Within seconds she was dead.
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posted over a year ago 
HungerGamesBoff said:
Her way of surviving in The Hunger Games was to pick off little bits and pieces of food from the other tributes- not so that it was suspicious, but enough so that she could live. When Peeta accidentally collected the Nightlock berries, she automatically assumed that they were safe because Peeta was prepared to eat them. I guess that it was a simple mistake not to double check herself, which unfourtanately got herself killed. :(
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posted over a year ago 
Mrs-Mellark said:
I think that she didnt want to kill anyone but still win. When she realized that this wasn't possible, she killed herself. She's the smartest! Why else would she eat em?
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posted over a year ago 
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i never even thouhgt of it like that! interesting.
fanfangirlfan posted over a year ago
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thats not true. she followed peeta and since she assumed he was gonna eat them (he was picking them) she obviously assumed they were safe to eat
mockingjay2 posted over a year ago
breadgirl said:
I think she ate the berries brcause she thought that Peeta would kniw if they were poisionus, and she was very hungry so she decided to eat some right away.
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posted over a year ago 
breadgirl said:
I think she ate the berries brcause she thought that Peeta would kniw if they were poisionus, and she was very hungry so she decided to eat some right away.
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posted over a year ago 
MarlenaLovett said:
Foxface didn't fight, she stole food and stayed out of the others' way. You saw in the book/movie that she was stealing the Careers food when it was still though. She was following behind Peeta, planning to steal his food like she stole their's. She didn't know it was poisonous.
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posted over a year ago 
fanofpigs said:
i think because she was hungry and she needed something to eat and she saw peeta picking thm off the bush so she tht i mmight be ok to eat
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posted over a year ago 
MellarkMadness said:
It wasn't the fact that Foxface thought Peeta could survive on his own by knowing witch berries to eat. Peeta says in the book, " I'm sorry Katniss. I really thought they were the ones you were eating."
And by the ones she was eating, he meant the ones Rue gave Katniss before she died. Nightlock is extreamaly simalar to those.Foxface didnt know.=)
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posted over a year ago 
DramaNut said:
The answer that makes the most sense is that she saw Peeta planning to eat the berries and thought they were safe. However, people have speculated that she knew the berries were poisonous and committed suicide. Those are just two possible reasons; the real reason is never discovered.
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posted over a year ago 
LauraPayne said:
There can be two reasons
1: She didn't have more food and she desparetly need something. We she saw Peeta take the berries, she thought it was alright
2: She wanted to make suicide
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posted over a year ago 
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number 1 is the correct reason.
mockingjay2 posted over a year ago
Sarola said:
Read the book! The movie doesn't fully make sense unless you read the book. The book clearly states that Foxface was killed because she survived by being sneaky/stealing food. She figured the berries were safe because Peeta was gathering them to eat. I didn't like the movie...it felt slapped together without enough thought. They could've done more with it...but oh well. Read the book...it's worth it.
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posted over a year ago 
HumphryOmega said:
she was to smart for her own good
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posted over a year ago 
leinad730 said:
i think she ate the berry since she came to a realization that she wouldnt win because if she didnt eat it peeta wouldve gotten hungry and ate one then katniss wouldve seen him die and place flowers then the mutts wouldve came killed katniss and foxface and cato wouldve won, or cato wouldve killed both of them and she maybe thought it was worth saving two lives than one and she had hope they would defeat cato and and since her death was pain less she said why not
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posted over a year ago 
jtrevino25 said:
In the book: The Hunger Games, Katniss almost ate the berries until a thought came to her(her father warned her about those berries, before he died in the Seam) and she spit them out because they were poisonous, foxface wasn't as aware of the nightlock berries as Katniss was, and no matter what the Capitol would never put those berries easy to find in the training center: on the computer screen and foxface was going to steal their food, which wasn't even meant to be a trap, she ate the berries and she died because she didn't think they would store poisonous food, and in the book Katniss told Rue she would keep them just in case and then after she died, she found Peeta and warned him they were poisonous too, basically anybody could've eaten those berries and foxface was probably low on supplies and was gonna eat everything because of her hunger, she probably didn't even give it a second thought based on her hunger, that's why she ate those berries, hope this helped :)
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posted over a year ago 
QueenHope19495 said:
She was in the finals, I'm assuming she had a wound that she treated but soon realized she would have Katniss at her tail for the final kill (since Katniss was a worthy foe) so she committed suicide ending her life herself, on her time, her grounds. So that Katniss couldn't have her as a kill (which she seemed to see was right around the corner considering all Katniss had done so far) so she's rather have her life ending on her grounds, and with her hands, then on somebody elses ground, with their hands.
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posted over a year ago 
JasmineValdez said:
She stole the berries from Peeta because she thought they were safe to eat.

For all the people saying she committed suicide: if she was trying to kill herself, Why would she steal the poison berries then, and not get her own? Remember, she also took some of the cheese. It just doesn't make sense. Sorry Foxface fans.
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posted over a year ago 
wolfie1212 said:
Well, Foxface was very smart and she must have thought Peeta was quite intelligent. Foxface may even have a crush on him I don't know. Then Foxface assumed that the berries were safe to eat because Peeta was getting them. She probably was trying to find some snacks in case she was hungry. She may have been in a lot of stress and without thinking eaten nightlock.

I thought Peeta turned to berries at first.
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posted over a year ago 
Foxface0409 said:
She was seeing if she could trick Peeta and Katniss into eating something they shouldn't have, or she knew she couldn't win so she killed herself. The answer will never be clear...
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posted over a year ago 
gharley147 said:
I think she did that because she followed Peeta around to see what kind of food he got. So when he picked up the berries she might've thought since he was going to eat them then it was okay for her to have some.
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posted over a year ago 
kikiangel03 said:
Well I think she did it for suicide like katniss and peeta because she knew she would probably be the first to die in the last 5 so she ate the Berries. That's what I think happend because at the training she was doing that computer thingy on the plants and berries and all that stuff anyway im just saying

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hungergames1917 said:
She didn't know it was nightlock berries, so she might have been hungry and died from this deadly berry.
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maci731 said:
she thought they were just regular berries
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Mockingjaymad said:
I wish that she would've lived too. If Katniss and Rue had died, she would have been the girl that I wanted to win. She probably only ate the berries because she had saw Peeta with them and assumed that they were safe, even though she was good with plants. Even Katniss had thought during her almost-thristing-to-death time that they were a berry that she recognized, so Foxface might have thought the same and didn't take a second look at them before eating them.
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catchingfire28 said:
She didn't know they were poison. She was living by eating the other tributes' food supply and thought those were just regular berries that peeta and Katniss were eating
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posted over a year ago 
naonichanchan said:
Because nightlock looks like an edible plant.
Peeta collected the nightlock, so Foxface thought that they were edible, even if it was Peeta who messed up.
PS, if Foxface was alive, that would mean that Katniss and Peeta would be dead and there wouldn't be two more books in the Hunger Game trilogy, unless the Capitol rules in the underworld as well.
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Because nightlock looks like an edible plant.
Peeta collected the nightlock, so Foxface thought that they were edible, even if it was Peeta who messed up.
PS, if Foxface was alive, that would mean that Katniss and Peeta would be dead and there wouldn't be two more books in the Hunger Game trilogy, unless the Capitol rules in the underworld as well.
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devinmil said:
I don't know
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posted over a year ago 
mimie12 said:
she felt like it
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posted over a year ago 
FredWeasleyLol said:
trust me I do too but like 97% of books end up with a happy ending for the main characters
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trust me I do too but like 97% of books end up with a happy ending for the main characters
posted over a year ago 
BoredWithLife said:
I honestly think that she did it on purpose. I mean, foxface was smart, she KNEW they were poisonous.. She also knew what the Capitol was doing was wrong.. She didn't want to win if it meant killing others and she knew she couldn't otherwise, so she killed herself (Just what i think though)
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mockingjay2 said:
she say Peeeta picking them and *obviously* thought he would eat them, assuming they were safe.... so she ate them. not knowing
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posted over a year ago 
electradiamonds said:
So it's a bit complicated, but when Peeta went to pick stuff off the bushes while Katniss was hunting, Foxface had followed Peeta and assumed the berries he had picked (which he had no idea were harmful) were harmless. Peeta left some on his jacket and picked more. Foxface had taken a few from his jacket and ate them and followed him a bit more and died. Hope that helped. :3
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THGFan127 said:
Foxface ate the nightlock berries because she saw that Peeta was collecting them, so she thought they were safe to eat.
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posted over a year ago 
iForgotSorry said:
She Knew She was Defenceless she said, in the book even katniss has responded that, She suicide
(Her original name "Finch")
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posted over a year ago 
emmylou101 said:
hello kitty is right
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posted over a year ago 
PeetnissEver said:
I now came up with a new solution which might help solve this :D
If you look at the amount of berries Foxface had in her hands, you can figure out if she did commit suicide. Howls this helpful? Foxface only took a little bit of her opponent's supply to not make it obvious that she took some. But if she was to kill herself, possibly, she would've had a big handful of berries knowing that she would die. You're welcome :3
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posted over a year ago 
BubbleBella97 said:
When Peeta was looking for food, he found the nightlock berries and picked them up, not knowing they were harmful. Foxface saw the berries, and ate some which killed her. Luckily Katniss saved Peeta from eating the berries :)
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posted over a year ago 
Dolphi267 said:
i think she ate them because she was super hungry and the hunger was messing with her brain and she couldn't think properly.
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posted 11 months ago 
minecraftphil68 said:
I think she ate the poisonous night lock because maybe she didn't know they were poisonous or maybe she sacrificed herself.
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posted 8 months ago 
bubbles_123 said:
Haha well this picture could be true... But I highly doubt it, even Katniss and Peeta were talking about that she must of thought it was eatable cause Peeta picked them. It would just be cool if that was the reason 😊✨
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Haha well this picture could be true... But I highly doubt it, even Katniss and Peeta were talking about that she must of thought it was eatable cause Peeta picked them. It would just be cool if that was the reason 😊✨
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DaisyGal said:
Because peeta was picking them and she thought that if he was picking them they must be safe to eat only peeta didn't know they weren't.
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posted 3 months ago 
Flickerflame said:
To be blunt, I think the film makers messed up by putting in a scene of Foxface excelling at an edible plants stage during training. I can't remember any mention of that in the book.

Her strategy was to hide and to follow the other tributes stealing their food. She saw Peeta gathering the nightlock berries and stole some, along with other food like a bit of the cheese. She had no idea they'd be poisonous. There might have also been similar looking edible berries in the arena, to confuse people.

I don't believe she committed suicide that way. Why would she? If her strategy from the start would be hiding, stealing food and hoping the fighting tributes would kill each other off, that strategy was still possible at the time.
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posted 3 months ago 
thgmockingjay said:
because she trusted that peeta was going to eat them, because he thought they were harmless, so when she sees them she takes some of them and when she eats them she dies.
pd:foxface's real name is marissa or at least that is what they told me
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