When the Twitterverse erupted on Sunday night during the MTV Movie Awards, two opposing camps quickly (and loudly) emerged: die-hard "Hunger Games" fans rooting for Katniss and Peeta on the one side, and would-be wizards hoping for "Harry Potter" to win big on the other. But for us, choosing between the two fan favorites would be like a parent picking a favorite child. So instead of pitting these two mega-series against each other in a fight to the death, we got to thinking: What would happen if we mashed them up, sorting the "Hunger Games" characters into Hogwarts houses? Would the loyal but survival-minded Katniss be a Gryffindor, like Harry -- or a Slytherin, like Malfoy? Does Rue have the cunning and intellect of a Ravenclaw? Forget the reaping -- it's time to let the 'sorting games' begin!
Click through the slideshow to see how we sorted Katniss, Peeta, Gale and the rest of the crew. Agree with our choices? Where would you place Katniss? Let us know in the comments below or tweet your #HungerGamesSortingHat sorting picks to @HuffPostTeen!
Slytherin might get a bad rap, but hear us out on this one -- it's not always a bad thing. As a tribute, she's ultra-focused on survival, a classic Slytherin trait. If she were a Gryffindor, she might sacrifice herself in the Games so that another tribute could survive (the way Harry was willing to die for the good of others in the final scenes of <em>Deathly Hallows</em>). Instead, she's a fierce competitor with a deep instinct to survive.
Everyone's favorite District 12 cutie is a Hufflepuff. He's kind, selfless, and cares deeply for others (including Katniss!). Even as a child, he saved Katniss and her family from starvation by giving her bread. But it's not all fun and games for Peeta; in true Hufflepuff fashion, Katniss rejects Peeta the same way that Remus rejected Tonks, a Hufflepuff.
Gale has Gryffindor written all over him. He comes from a poor family, but doesn't let that get him down -- family is everything to him. While Katniss is fighting in the Games, he takes over her responsibilities to her mother and sister and asks for nothing in return. We think he's a lot like Ron Weasley, who would do anything for his family and friends.
As the smallest and youngest tribute, Rue faces devastating odds. But what she lacks in size and maturity, she makes up for with intelligence, the mark of a true Ravenclaw. She uses her extensive knowledge of plants to collect food and heal burns.
As a Career Tribute, Cato has trained his entire life for the Hunger Games. He's brutally strong, quick to fight, and loyal to his district. If he was a Hogwarts student, he would undoubtedly be sorted into Slytherin, where he'd be fast friends with Draco, Crabbe and Goyle.
Cinna is smart, driven, and creative, which makes him a Ravenclaw. He's a passionate stylist who does his job well; he creates the "girl on fire" theme for Katniss, including a black unitard representing coal that could be lit with synthetic fire, a jewel-encrusted gown to give the appearance of being engulfed in flames, and a candlelight-inspired Victor dress to symbolize innocence.
Haymitch is a survivor of the Second Quarter Quell and the only living Hunger Games victor from District 12 before Katniss and Peeta won the 74th Hunger Games. His bravery, penchant for drinking, and mentorship of the tributes reminds us a lot of Mad-Eye Moody, an Auror and proud Gryffindor. See the resemblance?