Who is Trexler Hoverhound? Thursday 05 April, 2012
If you’re a longtime listener, then you should definitely be familiar with the name “Trexler Hoverhound.” We first noticed his name pop up on the list of characters at the Hunger Games IMDb page several months before the movie came out, along with some other mysterious figures like “Capitol Girl in Yellow Dress,” “Capitol Member Who Wears an Eyepatch,” and “District 11 Farmer.” We assumed that these were all extras who had added themselves to the cast list — since anybody can edit an IMDb page — but the name “Trexler Hoverhound” stuck out to us because of just how unusual it was. (Note: All of these names have since been removed from the IMDb page.)
We first talked about Hoverhound on Episode 24 of the show, and our conversation was so fun and interesting that we turned it into a highlight clip for our YouTube channel. That clip has since been viewed over 2,000 times, which is a testament to the level of intrigue surrounding this character!
During that episode, we shared some personal theories and theories from readers/listeners about what Hoverhound’s identity might possibly be. These theories included:
– the young man who was with Lavinia in the woods
– a Capitol citizen
– a Gamemaker
– a hovercraft pilot
Well…we’ve recently been in touch with Trexler Hoverhound, and we are VERY pleased to announce that this fascinating individual — who actually grew up in District 4 — is now ready to share his story with the world! You can find his website, which is currently still in development, at www.trexlerhoverhound.com. He also has a Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/TrexlerHoverhound
Hoverhound’s website features, among other things, a blog chronicling his life. Here’s an excerpt from the latest entry:
As long as he can remember, he has always been fascinated with sound and acoustics. Music was a beautiful gift that allowed Trexler to escape the dank and oppressive life that District Four could bring. He seemed to notice that there was little laughter and good cheer except for those wonderful occasions of marriage or birthdays. When the citizens of Manos celebrated, the small fishing village exploded with pulsating energy. Traditional dancing of the old days; salted fish displayed alongside buttery breads with spreadable fruits. But of course, with the foods would come the melodic sounds of the local musicians, Paulo and his twin brother, Atemos. Paulo would play his percussion instrument while Atemos strummed the guitar. The brothers would play effortlessly for hours. And sometimes the music would play until the stars themselves tired from the excitement, and the Sun began to peep up behind the sea’s horizon to see what fun was being had. At an early age, Trexler began to experiment with ways that he could incorporate his love and science and music.
We’re especially excited about the “Who is Trexler Hoverhound?” T-shirts he’s selling (modeled by Savanna below), as all proceeds will go to Loaves and Fishes — a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless — and other charitable groups.