This worked very well for a girl, Johanna Mason, from District 7 a few years back. She seemed like such a snivelling, cowardly fool that no one bothered about her until there were only a handful of contestants left. It turned out she could kill viciously. Pretty clever, the way she played it.
Can I just rant about Peeta Mellark for a moment, because I'm going to...
Peeta was the boy who…
Was never expected to survive his first games.
…Yet outlived his entire family.
Came from an abusive home
…Yet still managed to be a loving and caring person
Survived two Hunger Games
Survived physical and psychological torture at the hands of the Captiol
Survived a war where he was often a target
Was hijacked into thinking the one person he cared for most in the world was the enemy and tried to kill them
Realized what the Capitol did to him and told those around him that he was a Capitol monster that needed to be killed.
SURVIVED ALL OF THAT PSYCHOLOGICAL SHIT THAT WOULD MAKE LESSER MEN CURL UP INTO A BALL OF CATATONIA FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES
OVERCAME SAID PSYCHOLOGICAL SHIT
Went back to take care of the person he loved most and help them recover.
Went back to a district that had hardly any home left for him and rebuilt an entire life there.
Managed to overcome all of the shit he went through and lead a fairly happy life afterwards
Surviving all of that when even his own family had written him off for dead.
Outlived many of his friends, outlived his family, had his home bombed, was tortured, survived two PTSD-inducing televised death matches and managed to lead a decent life and help someone else with their recovery…
If you try to tell me that Peeta Mellark is weak, you need to reevaluate your life and your choices.