Differences from the Film
There are a few major differences between the film and Sixth Station. Since SS came into existence before the film did, we are based primarily on the book.
(I'm sure I forgot some things.)
- there are none. In Panem, it's illegal for people to train for the Hunger Games. However, people still do it and the Capitol turns a blind eye for its Career Districts. Careers will train with personal trainers, friends, and at the gym. They are allowed to purchase and use weapons provided it's for training and not for violence.
- the Career Districts are 1, 2 and 4. (In the film, 4 is not included.)
- the Cornucopia is a large golden horn, not a silver spaceship out of a modern art museum.
- the Tributes all sit on the stage in a semi-circle while they wait for their turns; they do not line up back stage. Girls are interviewed before boys within the Districts.
- when a Tribute receives a gift in the arena, they are delivered in little containers with silver parachutes; they do not make a noise, and they cannot contain messages.
- each Tribute may take in a small object to the arena. It cannot be something that can be used as a weapon. An example is Katniss' mockingjay pin.
Training Sessions (private)
- in the private training sessions, boys go before girls of their District.
- in the film, there's a lot of stuff that's explained to Katniss for the sake of the viewer. However, much of it is stuff that an average Tribute would know: how the Hunger Games work, the general idea behind sponsorship gifts, etc. Non-Career Tributes know what Career Tributes are, what the Career Districts are, and they, in general, despise the Careers for being trained and ruthless.