finnicks poem

A bit of Finnick Odair headcanon for allthingsotherworldly

In canon, as we all well know, Finnick recites a poem to his one true love during his interview with Caesar Flickerman.

Stemming from that, in my headcanon, Finnick writes songs.  He loves to sing and he plays a mean guitar, ala Carlos Santana or John H. Clarke.  When he won his Games, that’s what he wanted as his “talent”:  music.  But Snow said no, because Snow knows just how powerful music can be and he didn’t want to risk it becoming a weapon in Finnick’s hands.  Poetry was the compromise and the people of the Capitol found poet Finnick to be dreamy and romantic.

As an added bonus, my headcanon for Annie’s talent is that she’s a dancer, and when Finnick plays for her to dance, they set the world on fire.


Finnick mentored Annie and most likely did everything to keep her alive. It is unknown, however, if he fell in love with or even knew Annie before he became her mentor. During the interview with Caesar Flickerman, Finnick recited a poem for his one true love, Annie, although he did not mention her by name. During the third Quarter Quell, he heard Annie’s screams during the jabberjay attack, and worried that the Capitol had tortured her. In Mockingjay, he constantly worried about Annie and could not concentrate on anything else but her. He was out of his mind because Annie had been captured by the Capitol so they could torture her for information about the rebels. Finnick repeatedly tied knots as a way to distract himself. He broke down when he couldn’t handle it anymore. Soon after the rebels rescued the prisoners from the Capitol. Finnick and Annie reunited and later the two got married. After the two were wed, Finnick never let go of Annie’s hand. Later, Annie had a son, however, Finnick died before he could meet him.