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Because Peeta and Katniss are supposed to love each other even though Peeta actually does love her and for a cover up Katniss had to say that Gale is her cousin.

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Because they are really close and look like each other

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Q: Why do people think gale is katniss cousin?
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Why do people think gale is katniss's cousin?

It was actually a lie from President Snow so that way people wouldn't think that Katniss was "betraying" Peeta since she and Gale hung out so much

What they promote gale as in hunger game?

katniss's cousin

What is the main problem of gale in The Hunger Games?

Katniss feels as if Gale is hers and visa versa and when Katniss is pretending to love Peeta she is always worrying about what Gale will think back home - he is almost a distraction to her. Also, having a handsome man as a best friend was not good for the public for they might think that there is some kind of connection between Katniss and Gale so Gale is disguised as Katniss' cousin

Who is gale in the the hunger games?

Gale Hawthorne is Katniss Everdeen's best friend and hunting partner. In order to not cast suspicion on Katniss and Peeta Mellark's highly publicized strategic romance, Gale is presented as Katniss' cousin. He bears a resemblance to Katniss, which makes their cover believable.

What did Gale wear in the Hunger Games?

Gale was not in the Hunger Games Katniss and Peeta where.

Does Gale walk in on Peeta and Katniss having a moment?

I don't think he ever really walks in. Gale sees Peeta and Katniss on TV though. They had a lot of moments on TV...

Does gale have a crush on Katniss?

Yes he does. In Catching Fire Gale reveals that he loves Katniss.

Why does Katniss finally confide all of her worries to Gale?

Because Gale and Katniss are cousins.

How the relationships of gale with Katniss's monther and prim?

By hunting with Katniss, Gale helps to provide food for Katniss' mother and Prim.

Does Catching Fire revolve around Peeta and Katniss or Gale and Katniss?

Peeta and Katniss.Catching Fire revolves around Katniss's fake pregnancy with Peeta's child and their marriage. There is small Katniss/Gale mentioned, such as Gale's quick kiss with Katniss, but the main pairing is Katniss/Peeta.

Would Gale have been good for Katniss too?

Gale and Katniss... they never really seemed to love each other in the way that Katniss and Peeta does. I think that Gale and Katniss were meant to be best friends, nothing more. But certain people would think otherwise. Gale and Katniss were meant ot be hunting partners. Even though Gale and Katniss kissed, it wasn't the same as Katniss and Peeta kissing. She felt a 'spark' (that's what people in love calls it) with Peeta, but not with Gale. Gale and Katniss met each other in the forest, so their relationship was meant to stay there, never really proceding in the love direction. But Katniss and Peeta met when she was starving and she was loking in his garbage for stale bread or something of the sort, and Peeta burnt the bread so that he can give it to Katniss. Gale and Katniss' relationship was changed when she returned from the Hunger Games because she won and had to move to the victor's house, away from him. There are similarities between them because their fathers were killed in the same mine explosion, and they had to look after their families by hunting illegally and selling their possessions at the Hob. Katniss and Peeta's relationship was also changed when the Hunger Games was finished. Katniss was faking her love for Peeta, but he wasn't faking his for her. He felt hurt when he realized that she didn't love him in the way that he loved her. They never really talked so much when they got back to District 12. To answer your question, Gale wouldn't have been good for Katniss as much as Peeta. They didn't share the loving relationship as with her and Peeta.

Does gale and Katniss have a baby?

No. But Katniss and Peeta have two.