Mockingjay

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A young, beautiful, and intelligent champion of the Hunger Games, who competed in the 75th Hunger Games alongside Katniss. Finnick Odair is a rebel who gladly films propaganda and participates in dangerous rebel missions. His experiences in the Hunger Games have traumatized him greatly, and he suffers from being separated from his love, Annie Cresta. Although the rebels rescue Annie from the government, and Finnick and Annie eventually marry, Finnick dies during a mission to the Capitol.
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Finnick Odair Character Timeline in Mockingjay

The timeline below shows where the character Finnick Odair appears in Mockingjay. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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Among the crowd of people waiting in the Collective, Katniss spots her friend Finnick Odair, another contestant in the previous Games. Finnick, who seems frustrated and exhausted, explains to... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...showing them a swarm of hummingbirds he’s captured from the surface. He asks Katniss about Finnick. Katniss, remembering the look of sadness on Finnick’s face yesterday, tells Beetee that Finnick is... (full context)
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...Afterwards, she’s led to an enormous soundstage, where Plutarch is waiting, along with Fulvia and Finnick Odair. Katniss notices a television screen, showing a strong, beautiful-looking woman who she doesn’t recognize.... (full context)
Chapter 6
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...some of which are explosive. Boggs, Coin’s strong, muscular assistant, enters the room, accompanied by Finnick. Beetee tells Finnick that he’s to have a new trident—this seems to cheer Finnick up... (full context)
Chapter 8
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Late in the day, Finnick arrives in Katniss’s wing of the hospital. Finnick has been suffering from mental relapses to... (full context)
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...a point—Katniss doesn’t trust Coin, Plutarch, Haymitch, or any of the other rebel leaders. Hurriedly, Finnick turns off the television. He and Katniss must pretend that they didn’t see Peeta’s interview... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...from the hospital. That same day, she’s given permission to walk into the woods with Finnick. They take the opportunity to discuss Peeta’s broadcast without being observed. Neither Finnick nor Katniss... (full context)
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After talking with Finnick, Katniss returns to her housing and eats dinner with Gale. He doesn’t mention Peeta at... (full context)
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...has hacked the Capitol networks once again. The footage then changes to an interview with Finnick, in which he talks about Rue’s death. The rebel leaders watch all this, delighted that... (full context)
Chapter 11
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Katniss walks through the bunker to the adjacent room, which belongs to Finnick Odair. She tells him her theory about Peeta. Finnick realizes that Snow is probably trying... (full context)
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Later in the day, Boggs calls Katniss and Finnick to the bunker’s Command room. The rebel leaders inform Katniss that she is to wear... (full context)
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...that Katniss seems stiff and uncomfortable, in contrast to her earlier “performances” as the Mockingjay. Finnick explains that Katniss knows that Snow is using Peeta to blackmail her. Katniss begins to... (full context)
Chapter 12
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Finnick accompanies Katniss in creating propaganda videos. In one of these, he accuses President Snow of... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...entertainment—in this way, the people are too distracted to rebel. Plutarch also tells Katniss that Finnick and Annie are to be married soon, and Katniss is genuinely happy about this. (full context)
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Finnick and Annie are married shortly after Plutarch’s visit. The wedding is small but joyful, and... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...is getting better and overcoming his government conditioning. They’re joined by other mission participants, including Finnick, Annie, and Delly. Katniss is happy to see that Finnick is calmer and more stable... (full context)
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One night, the trainees, including Finnick, Gale, Katniss, Johanna, and Delly, have dinner with Peeta. Peeta is improving, but he still... (full context)
Chapter 18
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Katniss, Finnick, and Gale are summoned to Command, where Plutarch shows them what they’ll face in the... (full context)
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...the upcoming mission to the Capitol. She will be paired with Boggs, whom she likes. Finnick, whom she’ll be working with closely as well, tells her that Johanna will not be... (full context)
Chapter 19
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...surprise, by Peeta. Peeta tells Katniss that he doesn’t know who to trust anymore—in response, Finnick walks out from behind the trees. He has been watching Peeta to make sure he... (full context)
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The next morning, Katniss, Gale, and Finnick shoot at a nearby building, filmed by the TV crew for propaganda purposes. Afterwards, Katniss... (full context)
Chapter 20
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Jackson reluctantly agrees to follow Katniss’s lead and head toward President Snow. Finnick, Gale, and the rest of the team (including Cressida’s TV crew) resolve to follow. A... (full context)
Chapter 21
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The next day, the group plans its next move, consulting the Holo for help. Finnick and Gale agree that, since the area above ground is highly dangerous, the best course... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...the Holo, contains a dangerous Pod called “Meat grinder.” As they walk through this area, Finnick pulls Katniss aside, a split-second before he’s captured in a beam of light and killed.... (full context)
Chapter 26
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...only 13 years old. Too many of Katniss’s friends have died, she thinks to herself: Finnick, Boggs, Prim, Cinna, etc. She wonders where Gale is now—the last time she saw him,... (full context)