“We do seem to spend a ridiculous amount of time in the city.”
Marian Hawke used to be a military pilot along with her younger brother, Carver, but after she watched his plane go down over the gulf she was deemed psychologically incapable and given an honorable discharge from service. Now she flies helicopter for the local newstation, putting her talents to good use while filling the hole where her personal life should be with any problem she can make a pass at.
The loss of her brother (and eventually mother Leandra and sister Bethany) will forever haunt Hawke, but with a city falling apart at the seams, she has enough on her plate to keep her mind off the past.
She met her first roommate, Isabela, at the therapist’s office, but they told everyone they met at the pub downstairs. Since then, Isabela has fled and her brother Garrett has moved into her top floor penthouse.
She likes crossword puzzles, pastries, and people puzzles.
“I can fight harder scared than they can angry.”
Indulgently nicknamed Talons by Caesar Flickerman for her unique use of the climbing spikes she wrested from the Cornucopia.
After nine days, starved and sick of running, Hawke abandoned the treetops where’d she’d been keeping above the carnage and made her first kill.If you watch the replays, you can still see the cameras soaring in to capture her wiping the blood from her eyes, leaving a long streak of crimson across her nose which became a hot fashion trend among her capitol supporters — much to Marian’s disgust.
When the only tributes remaining were allies, ‘scrappy underdogs’ like Hawke who were loathe to hunt eachother down, the Gamemakers sent a storm of apocalyptic proportions tearing through the Arena. With the aid of her spikes, Hawke survived by being the only tribute able to hang on from getting blown, screaming, into the tempest. To this day, she is incredibly frightened of thunder and lightning.
As far as Marian’s concerned, being a Victor means keeping her sister alive. Even with the rest of their family gone, she and Bethany can afford the medicine Bethany so desperately needs, and the media that cluster around on occasion aren’t so bad if you know how to butter them like Hawke does. But harsh reality is soon to intrude. Not only has Hawke been called upon to mentor, she’s been partnered with the infamous Kili Durinson. A reclusive, snarling Victor better known to Capitolites as Demon.