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There's nothing patronizing in [Beetee's] voice, and yet I can't help thinking he reminds me of a schoolteacher about to ease children into a lesson. Perhaps it's the age difference, or simply that Beetee is probably about a million times smarter than the rest of us. (25.18)
Each tribute has a skill that's valuable in the arena. For Beetee, it's his technical wizardry. He sees the arena with the strategy of a mechanic, picturing a weapon where others see nothing of value. Put this together with the others' skills, like Katniss' hunting prowess, and you've got a formidable team.