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The Hunger Games Question

Does ANYONE get why President Snow's breath smelt like blood?

I would also like suggestions to why, at first I thought, vampire but then it would sound completely dumb to add vampires to this type of book. I would also HATE if they did it because those books caused me to snap out of my vampiris and realize hey, not all books have to be vampire books to love them.
 Galesgirl posted over a year ago
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flabaloobalah said:
THE TRUE ANSWER AS TO WHY:
snow had enemies, kay? they were afraid he would try to poison them. to reassure them, he drank out of their actually poisoned cups, which gave him blooody sores in his mouth. the roses were supposed to cover the scent up.
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posted over a year ago 
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According to Finnick Odair in Mockingjay.
rw499 posted 1 month ago
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No one else says anything about it, if I'm correct.
flabaloobalah posted 1 month ago
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that is actually why he isnt a vampire dont worry
katniss4ever25 posted 20 days ago
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everdeen said:
saying his breath smelt like blood is used as a metaphor - saying that he was threatening. but more than that, he may have been one of those crazed power rulers who drank the blood of their enemies as a warning. I may be wrong and i apologise. I hope i helped.
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posted over a year ago 
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i dont think it was a metaphor. katniss literally smelled blood on his breath. maybe it was surgically altered, t make him more threatening or whatever. just like the rose on his lapel.
toradora1017 posted over a year ago
Merlin-Freak-11 said:
Have you finished Mockingjay? If not, thar be spoilers ahead.

Finnick reveals that President Snow became dictator by poisoning those in his way to power. Sometimes to cover his tracks, he would drink/eat from the same cup/plate as his victim, then take an antidote to whatever poison he'd laced it with afterward. These gave him mouth sores that never healed, and he wears the genetically enhanced roses to try and cover the smell of blood.
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posted over a year ago 
Robbie001 said:
It says in Mockingjay that Snow poisoned his enemies and his "allies" so he could rise to power, but to defuse suspicion he drunk out of the poisoned cup himself, wich made his mouth bleed and to cover up the scent of blood he wore the rose in his lapel... only it didn't exactly work!!!! Hahaha hope I helped
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It says in Mockingjay that Snow poisoned his enemies and his "allies" so he could rise to power, but to defuse suspicion he drunk out of the poisoned cup himself, wich made his mouth bleed and to cover up the scent of blood he wore the rose in his lapel... only it didn't exactly work!!!! Hahaha hope I helped
posted 8 months ago 
ChocoLuvr101 said:
Well, Snow poisoned his enemies and drank the poison as well to avoid suspicion. But his antidote didn't work. So that was the effect, the never-healing mouth sores. Which is also why he wears perfume that smells of roses.
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posted over a year ago 
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It did work, its just there were some poisons that could only prevent death, not the symptoms causing mouth sores that when popped (which they did frequently) smelt of blood - and he wore a genetically enhanced mechanical rose to hide the smell of blood.
Merlin-Freak-11 posted over a year ago
Sarah626 said:
It's a combination of the things people have stated. Physically the smell comes from the sores in Snows mouth that are ever-present since he drank poison in order to convince his enemies to drink it. Symbolically it represents Snows "appetite for blood" - his willingness to kill in order to move up in the world. It could also be taken to represent his vampire-likeness in "consuming" everything in his path - the lives and energies of those around him - in order to better his own position. Just as a vampire consumes the blood of other living creatures in order to maintain its own life.
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posted 4 months ago 
deathmaster said:
He is LIKE a vampire. Im not saying he is but he drinks like one at least that is what i think.
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posted over a year ago 
rubykh said:
THERE IS ONLY ONE LOGICAL ANSWER HERE, PEOPLE!

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SNOW'S A VAMPIRE!
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posted over a year ago 
CMxJ2xKA_L0Ve said:
he drank some poison and he has sores in his mouth that bleed
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posted over a year ago 
sophiapetch said:
In Mockingjay (the third book in the Hunger Games trilogy) it reveals how Snow drinks blood.
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posted 8 months ago 
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That isn't true he poisoned his enemies and to convince them to drunk the poison he drank some too, the antidote didn't always work and he got bloody sores in his mouth
Nargles2001 posted 7 months ago
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Nargles is right. Katniss just gave a suggestion that he could drink blood.
FunkyCat posted 7 months ago
Emilypiper said:
President Snow's breath smelled like blood because he would poison his political competition and his enemies and so no one would suspect him he would put small drops of poison in his own drinks thus giving him sores in his mouth that bled.
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posted 8 months ago 
TripleMajestic said:
President Snow's breath smells like blood because he killed people with poison to gain power (according to Finnick). To lower suspicion, he also drank from the poisoned cup, and the poison created blisters in his mouth that would never heal. Again, this is all according to Finnick.
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posted 7 months ago 
maleahs1114 said:
It is said in Mockingjay by Finnick. To keep his power, Snow poisoned the people that seemed to be a threat to his power. To keep the suspicion away from him, he drank a poison cup too. He had attempted to cure it, but it didn't always work. He got mouth sores that bleed constantly. That's why he wears a heavy- scented rose to keep the scent away from his blood breath. Hope this helped!
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posted 7 months ago 
ivolunteer12 said:
Because president snow used to poison his enemies he would drink from the same cup to deflect suspicion. that is how he became president at such a young age. when he drank from the same poisoned cup he got mouth sores that would never heal so he ears roses that reek of perfume to cover up the smell.
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posted 7 months ago 
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ivolunteer12 posted 7 months ago
virgiariza said:
President Snow had poisoned people. He thought they where dangerous for him and just got rid of them. So he used poison. He would drink out of the poisoned cup too so he wouldn´t be discovered.
But he had medicine. He didn´t die. But the medicines didn´t completely work, so it left him with some bloody wounds in his mouth that never healed, because he kept poisoning people.
So he used roses, they where supposed to cover the smell of blood. But well, I supposed they really didn´t.
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posted 6 months ago 
Diancie said:
Because Snow poisoned his enemies, and to not draw suspicion to himself, he drank the poison, too. He had a remedy which apparently did not work. The poison hadn't been completely cured, so it left him with a mouth of bloody sores (and serve him right too). So he has a strong scented rose which was supposed to cover up the smell of blood, but he failed.
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posted 5 months ago 
katniss4ever25 said:
because he has blood ulcers in his mouth which is why he smells of blood

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posted 5 months ago 
dartot said:
President Snow drank poison and they made permanent mouth soars in his mouth and they bleed alot so his breath smells like blood from the soars. Hope i helped!
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posted 4 months ago 
MultiPie said:
I think his breath smells of blood, because in the Catching Fire movie, he spits up blood in his cup. So I think, that he's dying, and one of the result is that he spits up blood. So that would put the smell of blood on his breath. Or maybe I'm just wrong.
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posted 3 months ago 
Tiggerifik said:
Because he used to poison his compatitions drinks, and to hide this fact and eliminate himself from suspicion he used to take a small drink of the poison, this damaged his thought and mouth over the years. To hide the smell he always wears a flower in his jacket.
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posted 3 months ago 
salamander1000 said:
Sick
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posted 3 months ago 
thgmockingjay said:
this question is answeres in the mockingjay book when finnick is making a propo and explaining to all the rebels all of snow's secrets, he explains he tries to poison his enemies and so they wouldn't notice he drank from the same venom, leaving scars in his throat that would never heal that is why he wears the rose, to cover the blood smellm, that is why katniss explains the oddor in the first book
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