|“||A leader with a bit of craze around him, Hamaji is an example of a loose cannon.||”|
–Description of Hamaji, The Hunger Games
Hamaji Nanashi is a character in Faux Paradise: The 77th Hunger Games, where he serves as a primary protagonist. He was a tribute from District 8, and the leader of the Capitol's Bane. He was a crazy, yet brilliant tribute with a tough nature. He participated in the 77th Hunger Games, where he died on the 12th day to Thalia.
Faux Paradise: Tshe 77th Hunger GamesEdit
Hamaji lived with his impoverished mother, living in the slums of District 8. This life hardened him up, making him tough enough to suvive in the games.
The Hunger GamesEdit
|“||Look, just cause they give you a certain set of tools doesn't mean there aren't alternatives.||”|
–Hamaji shows his alternate thought process with Naida Bank., The Hunger Games
In the series, Hamaji creates the Capitol's Bane, with the goal of destroying the careers and later arena. Later on, Hamaji orders Cora to help Denshi get a date with Lucia. Although reluctant, Cora agrees, managing to get Denshi and Lucia together. His training score ends up being a 9, with an odds of 8-1.
|“||Hamaji is an immediate fan favorite, his goofy attitude and strange perspective amusing the crowd immensly.||”|
–Hamaji's interview description., The Hunger Games
|“||Let them come! Today will be the day of their funerals!||”|
–Hamaji rallies his allies to fight the careers, The Hunger Games
|“||The 3 girl only drops her crossbow in horror, as JaKhel throws Sainaru to the ground. Time seems to slow down as JaKhel flees, none of us believing what we had just seen. No one had seen this coming.||”|
–An alliance member's demise., The Hunger Games
|“||A good idea, but a risky one. Which is why I'm only taking 2 people with me on it. The rest, will stay here and protect the resort.||”|
–Hamaji decides on the dive trip, The Hunger Games
Raid at NightEdit
A few days into the Games, the careers attack the Capitol's Bane while three of their members are out scuba diving. When Hamaji returns, he notices his alliance under capture, telling Cora to prepare the muskets. After shooting the 4 male, Hamaji leads Naida and Cora into the resort, scaring off the rest of the careers with the gunfire. After fending off the careers, Naida suggests taking the fight to the enemy, a plan Hamaji agrees with.
Taking the Fight BackEdit
|“||Early in the morning. Before first light. Set the alarm clocks in this resort to 5 AM sharp. We will end them tomorrow.||”|
–Naida about the Careers, Tshe Hunger Games
However, it turns out someone had informed the careers, and they were waiting for the Capitol's Bane. Thalia ends up destroying the boat, stranding the Capitol's Bane on the volcanic island as the careers escaped back to the resort on a boat of their own. Stranded on the volcanic island, Hamaji grows annoyed at the situation, trying to figure out a way to get revenge on the careers.
Return of LuciaEdit
|“||It's so good to see you!||”|
–Hamajireunites with Lucia, The Hunger Games
Building a CanoeEdit
Wanting to retake the resort island back, Hamaji leads the alliance through the jungle of the volcanic island. They find a good tree to carve a canoe out of, the alliance chopping it down with Cora's chainsaw and hauling it to the beach. Soon though, the ground begins to shake, as the once dormant volcano begins to erupt.
|“||That's when a loud howl rings throughout the island. Everyone turns toward the sound, and realize in horror what the volcano had actually done. Hundreds of the wolves were pouring out of the jungle, the lava driving them from their home. Heading straight towards us, looking for a meal.||”|
–The Volcano erupts, Tshe Hunger Games
Ambush of the TraitorEdit
While camped out on the shoals, Hamaji's ally Cora comes under attack by his former ally, the District 11 Male. Although she's held in a dire spot, Cora manages to bite the boy's arm, before stabbing him in the throat with a knife. After the 11 male's death, Hamaji throws his body into the ocean, to be devoured by sharks.
On the 12th day, the Capitol's Bane prepare to execute their plan of destroying the arena with Cora's lightning rod. Hamaji and Naida wait on the careers who were heading towards the shoal, to buy Cora enough time to do the plan. However, Hamaji soon realizes the careers had snuck around the shoals, and captured Cora. He gives a speech to the careers to join them in their plan, though Thalia calls him a liar, killing Cora and kicking the lightning rod into the ocean.
In rage, Hamaji rushes up the shoals after Thalia. He gets in a brief fight with Sarah Copperfield, avoiding her strike and shoving her down into the water below. As he reaches the top of the shoals, Hamaji is booted down onto sharp rocks by Thalia. She taunts Hamaji for failing his allies, and being a general loser in the games. This gives Hamaji a second wind, as he gets up from his grave wounds and attacks Thalia, shouting his deceased allies' names as he struck the girl over and over.
|“||That one was for Sainaru! That was for Lucia and Denshi! ...and that one was for Cora...||”|
–Hamaji yells at Thalia as he strikes her down., The Hunger Games
Hamaji placed 4th out of 24 tributes.
Hamaji is an eccentric, think outside the box kind of guy who was just as crazy as he was talented. He was roughened up by his hard childhood, but didn't show the years of strife to his allies, whom he treated as family. His guilt increases after each ally dies, his rage building up towards the rival careers. When he finally gets ahold of the career leader Thalia, Hamaji unleashes his anger, severely wounding the girl in the process. As he dies, Hamaji feels at peace, avenging all of his dead allies.
In Faux Paradise: Tshe 77th Hunger Games, Hamajiis depicted as a smaller, thin boy. He's tan skinned, standing 5' 7" tall, and weighing 109 pounds. He has slanted shoulders and toned arms, a lean torso with moderate muscle tone, skinny hips, and strong legs. His black hair is short and heavy, with a thick texture. He has an painted face with a pointed chin, and his regular, sharp eyes are brown. His nose is angular and he has modest lips. He usually wears street clothes. His particularly noticeable features are his face paint and thick hair.
- Leadership: Hamaji was a strong leader, keeping most of his allies alive for a good while. He was able to ward off the careers multiple times, proving to be a big threat to them.
- Combat: Hamaji was a strong combatant, able to fight with a variety of weapons during his time in the games. His ability to fight allowed him to overcome injuries and best Thalia, the career leader.
- Greatsword: Hamaji was armed with a greatsword, a bigger version of the regular sword. He used the weapon to fight many tributes, using it to strike down the large District 4 Male.
- Capitol's Bane
- District 11 Male † - Former Ally turned Enemy
Ther list shows tshe victims Hamaji has killed:
During the games, Hamaji trusted Cora the most of his allies, conversing with her more than others. She was special to Hamaji, as he grew very upset and angry when Thalia kills the girl. Hamaji ends up seeing Cora as he dies, showing that he really did trust her the most.
Naida was Hamaji's right hand woman, being Hamaji's best fighter. He trusted Naida to execute enemies in combat, and allowed her to accompany him on the most dangerous missions.
|Appearances for Hamaji|
In chronological order:
- Hamaji placed 4th out of 24 in the games, outliving his district parnter by 12 days.
- He was the final male tribute to die in the games, the final 3 tributes being all female.