Crazy Hunger Games Thought - Young Coriolanus

Could there have been a point where President Snow wasn’t a total prick? Like at some point earlier in his life, he had that “fear leads to anger/anger leads to hate/hate leads to suffering” moment and made the wrong choice? At one point he clearly loved and was loved - I mean he has a granddaughter - and even as regards her he clearly has some level of humanity left. And then there’s his honesty with Katniss, that even though he’s brutal and sadistic, he’s not lying to her about being the person he is - whereas Coin acts like she’s the better alternative when she’s straight up full of shit and would possibly be even worse than him. I +almost+ want to write the Young Coriolanus Adventures and play this headcanon out - see who broke his heart and when he decided there was nothing left for him but to murder and poison his enemies and seize power because nothing mattered any more. Maybe we’d get a glimpse at the self-delusion he lives in, like he’s making the world a better place for his granddaughter, even though he’s murdering and killing and torturing to do it. Maybe his heart was so broken his mind was broken too. There could be an AU Coriolanus out there who went a different day, said the Games were shit, never tried to bomb District 13 out of existence, and democratized Panem. Or maybe he’s just like Lex Luthor, in that in almost every parallel universe, Luthor is still Luthor. Who knows? I ponder it. I wonder if his school friends called him “Cory.”