Peeta has gotten the short end of the stick both in the Hunger Games books and in real life. After the Catching Fire movie came out, Josh Hutcherson’s character was mocked mercilessly for messing things up in the arena. Not only was the character getting flack, but Hutcherson himself was hated on.

On Twitter, fans protested his casting and said he was the worst choice to play Peeta making comments like, ”Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark will always remain on par with Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan as WORST CASTING DECISION EVER MADE.” But those people are wrong, and the new Mockingjay - Part 1 teaser trailer shows just how perfect Josh Hutcherson is for the role.

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It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people? It costs everything you are.

You could live a hundred lifetimes and not deserve him, you know.

“No one really needs me,” he says, and there’s no self pity in his voice. It’s true his family doesn’t need him. They will mourn him, as will a handful of friends. But they will get on. Even Haymitch, with the help of a lot of white liquor, will get on. I realize only one person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me.