List of The Hunger Games characters

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Haymitch Abernathy
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byWoody Harrelson
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Gendermale
FamilyUnnamed mother (deceased)
Unnamed younger brother (deceased)
 
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This is a list of characters in the Hunger Games trilogy, a series of young adult science fiction novels by Suzanne Collins.

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Main characters

Katniss Everdeen

Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of the series. She is sixteen years old at the beginning of the first book, and is normally quiet, independent and fierce. She lives with her mother and her younger sister, Primrose, in District 12, one of the poorest districts of Panem, which is charged with mining coal for the Capitol. Food is scarce in District 12 and Katniss struggles to hunt for and feed her own family. Her looks are typical for someone from the Seam (the slums of District 12): long black hair (which she wears in a single braid down her back), olive skin, and gray eyes.[1] Five years before Katniss became a tribute in The Hunger Games, her father was killed in a mining explosion, and her mother fell into a deep depression. She does not start trusting her mother again until the events of Catching Fire. In order to provide essentials for her and her family, Katniss began to hunt and pick plants in the woods, just as her father had taught her. In the process, she becomes hunting partners and best friends with Gale Hawthorne, who is also from the Seam and whose father was killed in the same mining accident as Katniss's. He later confesses his love for her. She has an excellent talent in hunting with a bow and arrow.

When it comes time to reap the tributes for the 74th Annual Hunger Games, Katniss' sister Prim's name is pulled by Effie Trinket, but Katniss volunteers to take her younger sister's place in the Games. When she is introduced to the Capitol along with the other tributes, her dress is "set on fire" by her stylist, Cinna. This gives her the nickname "The Girl on Fire", which is used recurrently during the trilogy. During the interviews which precede the Games, Peeta, Katniss's fellow tribute from District 12, expresses his love for her on live television. Katniss assumes it is a ploy to gain attention from wealthy sponsors. Later, as they grow closer to each other, it appears that his love is true, though she is uncertain about her own feelings. During the Games, she faces many challenges. She forms a genuine friendship with Rue(District 11 tribute), because she reminded Katniss of her sister (Prim). Halfway through the Games, a new rule is instituted allowing both tributes from a district to become victors, causing Peeta and Katniss to form an alliance. However, when only Peeta and Katniss are left, the rule is revoked, in an attempt to force one of them to kill the other, which will ensure a more dramatic ending. Katniss decides that they should eat poisonous berries called nightlock, killing themselves and ensuring the 74th Annual Hunger Games will have no winner. This is seen by the audience as an act of undying love, but is seen by the Capitol as the start of a rebellion. As a result, Seneca Crane hastily ends the Games, and both Katniss and Peeta are declared winners, humiliating the Capitol. This choice makes Katniss a symbol of rebellion for all of the Districts.

In the second book, Catching Fire, Katniss becomes aware of her conflicting feelings for both Gale and Peeta. It is revealed that her and Peeta's act of "undying love" that helped them win the previous games was seen as an act of rebellion by the Panem's leader, President Snow. Peeta and Katniss compete with each other in the Third Quarter Quell (the 75th Hunger Games) in which Katniss and several other tributes escape from the arena, while Peeta is among those captured by the Capitol. Katniss is taken by the rebels to District 13.

In Mockingjay, Katniss helps the rebels to end the war, but her sister is killed by a bomb that Gale invented. Katniss is left burned in a bombing near the President's mansion, believed to be set off by the Capitol, right before the end of the war. After speaking with President Snow, she realizes that it was President Alma Coin of District 13 (the new president of Panem), who ordered the bombing. Instead of executing President Snow, as had been decided, she kills Coin to avenge Prim's death and prevent someone as brutal as Coin from taking Snow's place. After being exonerated for Coin's death, Katniss is sent back to District 12. In the epilogue, set fifteen years after the end of the story, it is implied that she has married Peeta, and they have two children, one girl and one boy.

Collins has said that Katniss "is a futuristic Theseus."[2] Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in the movie, released March 23, 2012.

Peeta Mellark

Peeta Mellark is the male tribute from District 12, in both the 74th and 75th Hunger Games. He is a baker's son. He's quite charismatic, which helps him in preparation for games. He states in an interview after the Reaping that he has been in love with Katniss since the first day he saw her. His relationship with Katniss grows throughout the novels.

During The Hunger Games, Peeta is certain that Katniss will win because of her experience in hunting. Peeta defends Katniss, and even declares his love for her on public television. Though Peeta is sincere, Katniss does not truly return Peeta's affections; she initially believes he is simply trying to curry favor with the public and with the sponsors, and she still has very strong feelings for Gale. At the end of the Games, they are the last two tributes remaining. The revision to the rules, which allowed two tributes to become victors if they originated from the same district, was revoked in an attempt for a more dramatic, and therefore audience-pleasing, ending. But rather than fight to the death, Peeta and Katniss attempt suicide with nightlock, forcing the Gamemakers to declare both of them victors. After the Games, it was revealed that Peeta had contracted blood poisoning from a wound he sustained in the Arena. Though Katniss had saved him in the Arena, he still underwent surgery following the Games. The damage resulted in the loss of his left leg, forcing Peeta to use a prosthetic leg. Peeta is nicknamed "Lover Boy" by the Careers because of his deep love for Katniss.

Catching Fire opens with Peeta being "icy" and "unreachable", believing that the affection Katniss showed during the previous year's Games were a ploy. When President Snow announces the Third Quarter Quell, Peeta makes a deal with Haymitch to keep Katniss alive and safe - he volunteered himself, in Haymitch's place, in order to protect Katniss. It is his intention to save Katniss's life by sacrificing himself. He lies to the Capitol in an effort to try to save Katniss from returning to the Games by saying that they are married and that she is pregnant. During the Third Quarter Quell, Peeta and Katniss are part of the group that destroys the Arena. While rebels from District 13 rescue Katniss, Peeta is captured by Capitol forces. Katniss finds herself willing to kill him to save him from the tortures he endures.

In Mockingjay, he is tortured physically and mentally in an attempt to reveal information regarding Katniss and her whereabouts. Although he and others are eventually rescued, the Capitol had tampered with his memories by using tracker jacker venom - a process called "hijacking" - which leaves him frightened and unstable. Believing that Katniss is a muttation, and remembering only a twisted version of their experiences in the Games, Peeta attempts to kill Katniss, but fails. With help from District 13 doctors, Prim, and other friends, he slowly begins to regain parts of his real memories, although the process is overwhelming and tedious for him. President Coin sends him on the final mission into the Capitol with the squad of soldiers that includes Katniss, Gale, and Finnick, where he struggles with his memories and mental trauma. It is believed President Coin's intention was for Peeta to become insane and kill Katniss, making her into a martyr. However, Peeta manages to prevent this from happening, even insisting that he be handcuffed constantly in case he loses control and hurts someone. Realizing the danger in which he puts the group and the difficulty he causes them, he asks to be killed when it seems that he will lose control and try to kill Katniss. Katniss fiercely refuses and kisses him, which seems to make him stable. Peeta later votes not to have another Hunger Games (featuring children of the Capitol as tributes) to avenge the children that participated in previous years. When the war ends, Peeta survives and eventually returns to District 12 with Katniss. Later he and Katniss marry, and have two children - a girl, and later a boy - who are able to live in a world without the Hunger Games.

Peeta is 16 years old in The Hunger Games and 17 years old in Catching Fire and Mockingjay. He has strong artistic ability and reveals that his favorite color is orange.

He is played by actor Josh Hutcherson in the 2012 movie.

Gale Hawthorne

Gale Hawthorne is an 18 year old boy who lives in the Seam of District 12. He is Katniss' best friend and her hunting partner. They meet while Katniss is attempting to hunt to feed her family (about 6 months after her father was killed in a mining accident). While she examines the craftiness of a snare made by Gale, he accuses her of stealing from his trap. The two talk and eventually bond, realizing that both their fathers had been killed in the same accident leaving both, as eldest siblings, to assume responsibility for their families. Gale is described by Katniss as muscular and very handsome, and catches the attention of girls in District 12. Both Gale and Katniss bear the stereotypical resemblance of those from the Seam; dark, olive skin, and grey eyes. He has three small, younger siblings and is expertly skilled with snares and hunting with bow and arrow.

In the second book, Catching Fire, Katniss returns to District 12, but their relationship cannot continue as it was, since Katniss and Peeta must play the part of lovers due to threats from the Capitol. Gale confesses his love for Katniss after she asks him to run away with her. Soon after, he is brutally whipped in public for hunting on Capitol land. He and Katniss prepare to fight as it becomes clear that a rebellion is about to begin; however, Katniss (along with Peeta) are selected for the Third Quarter Quell and must leave District 12 to return to the Games. Once again, Gale is forced to say goodbye to Katniss as she fights to the death.

In Mockingjay, Gale fights in the rebellion in an epic war. District 12, is destroyed, and Gale leads approximately 10% of the population to safety. The survivors are forced to move to an underground city, which is what is left of District 13. Once the people of District 13 are aware of Gale's heroism, they reward him with a higher ranking and a communicuff (which is later taken from him as punishment of helping Katniss in the war). Toward the end of the book, his relationship with Katniss deteriorates because he feels responsible for the death of Prim, Katniss' sister (caused by a bomb he had constructed). He mentions that he would always remind Katniss of Prim's death, whch Katniss silently agrees with. Afterwards, Gale decides to remain in District 2.

Gale is portrayed by Liam Hemsworth in the 2012 film.

Haymitch Abernathy

Haymitch Abernathy
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byWoody Harrelson
Information
Gendermale
FamilyUnnamed mother (deceased)
Unnamed younger brother (deceased)

Haymitch Abernathy is a "paunchy, middle-aged man" who was the victor of the 50th Hunger Games (the Second Quarter Quell), which occurred 24 years prior to of the first book.[3] When he was 16, Haymitch was Reaped for the Second Quarter Quell, where four tributes from each district were forced into the arena. He became an ally to a girl named Maysilee Donner, who was the original owner of Katniss' symbolic mockingjay pin, but was later forced to watch her die. Katniss finds this similar to what happened between her and Rue. During the Games, he discovers a wall of shrubbery at the edge of the Arena, concealing a force field with that ricocheted anything thrown in its direction. When the Games came down to himself (who had been eviscerated) and a female tribute, he positioned himself by the edge, knowing that when his opponent flung her weapon at him, he could duck and the force field would hurl it back at her. His plan was successful, leaving Haymitch the victor. Within two weeks of his victory, Haymitch's mother, younger brother, and girlfriend were killed by President Snow, as punishment for Haymitch using the force field to his advantage. Haymitch became an example of what happens to those who defy the Capitol.

After his victory at the Games, he became an alcoholic and has spent almost all of the next 24 years intoxicated to the point of embarrassment. Being the only surviving victor from District 12 (one of only two in the history of the Games), Haymitch was forced to mentor all of its tributes, which consumed him with guilt by being forced to participate in the Games that he hated. He dealt with these feelings with alcohol and openly flouting the dignity of the games. He treats Peeta and Katniss with contempt and is sarcastic, expending no effort to help them. However, when Katniss confronts him, he is stirred from his stupor and emerges as the pair's greatest advocate. Haymitch shows himself to be highly canny as he guides his protégés in a cleverly designed, highly unorthodox strategy aimed at ensuring the survival of both tributes.

At first, Katniss greatly disliked Haymitch to his alcoholism and harshness, Katniss later realizes that he is tired of seeing children placed in his care, only to be murdered. She can also see he cares greatly for Peeta and Katniss. After being in the Arena, she realizes that drinking was his form of escape from the nightmares caused by his experiences as a tribute and as a mentor. In the book Catching Fire, it is said that the liquor supply in District 12 ran out. As a result, Haymitch had gone insane, shaking violently and having visions that only he can see (i.e. having delirium tremens). It is left to Katniss and Peeta to coax him back to health (and get him more liquor). After this incident, Katniss begins to develop a true affection and respect for him. Katniss also realizes that she and Haymitch both think alike, since she was able to understand when he was trying to communicate to her via the parachutes gifted to her in the Arena. When Katniss discovers that Haymitch and his allies from District 13 and the Capitol failed to save Peeta from the arena as they did for her, she claws him in the face. In Mockingjay, Haymitch is forced to go through detox in District 13, as they do not permit the consumption of alcohol. Despite this, he continues to serve as a mentor to Katniss and Peeta.

In the 2012 film, Haymitch is played by Woody Harrelson.[4]

Primrose Everdeen

Primrose Everdeen
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay (Killed in double blast after going into help Capitol children casualties)
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byWillow Shields
Information
Nickname(s)Prim (by everyone)
Little Duck (by Katniss)
GenderFemale
FamilyMrs. Everdeen
(Mother)
Mr. Everdeen
(Father; deceased)
Katniss Everdeen
(Sister)
Peeta Mellark
(Brother-In-Law)
Unnamed niece and nephew

Primrose Everdeen, nicknamed "Prim", is Katniss's younger sister. She was 12 years old in The Hunger Games and 13 years old in Catching Fire and Mockingjay. Like her mother, she has blonde hair and blue eyes.

At the Reaping for the 74th Hunger Games, her name is pulled by Effie Trinket to be the female tribute for District 12. Her older sister, Katniss, volunteers to take her place in the Games. As she leaves for the Capitol, Prim makes Katniss promise to try hard to win the Games. This promise guides many of Katniss' actions in the game.

In The Hunger Games, Prim is thoughtful, sweet, and described as being quite delicate. She is a skilled healer, having been taught by her mother. In Mockingjay, Prim is singled out by District 13 to be trained as a doctor. During Catching Fire and Mockingjay, Katniss sees a change in her personality, as she has become more solemn and mature. Katniss stated in the books that Prim is "the only person I'm certain I love."

In Mockingjay, Prim is sent by President Alma Coin into the rebellion battle against the Capitol to serve as a casualty aide. During this battle, Prim is killed in a bombing, causing Katniss to fall into a deep depression. President Snow later reveals to Katniss that the bombing was planned by the rebels to galvanize public opinion against the Capitol to make people think that the Capitol caused the accident, and then had timed a second explosion to detonate when the medical corps arrived to assist survivors. Katniss had been told by Gale that this was a strategy being contemplated by the rebels. Knowledge of such information leads Katniss to execute President Coin, instead of President Snow.

She is portrayed in the The Hunger Games film by actress Willow Shields.

Rue

Rue
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay (mentioned only)
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byAmandla Stenberg
Information
Genderfemale
Familyunnamed parents, five unnamed younger siblings

Rue is the female tribute District 11 in the 74th Annual Hunger Games, and is known for her alliance with Katniss in the Games. She is 12 years old, with dark brown hair and skin, and "bright, dark" eyes. She is quite similar is size and demeanor to Katniss' sister, Prim, which is a deciding factor in the alliance between her and Katniss. She is the oldest of six children and worked in the orchards for her district, which specializes in agriculture. She excels at climbing trees and is capable of leaping from tree to tree with ease, a skill which earns her a seven from the Gamemakers in training. Her love of music inspires her to teach Katniss a simple four note melody that she used to signal quitting time in the orchards in District 11. Katniss and Rue use this melody as a signal to each other, to alert each other of their safety. Rue also brings attention to Katniss's mockingjay pin— the pin is what led Rue to trust Katniss, because of the mockingjay's symbolic significance as a protest against the Capitol. Katniss attempts to give Rue the pin, but Rue convinces her to keep it. While Rue is serving as a decoy to distract the Careers in order for Katniss to destroy their food supply, Rue runs into trouble with a tribute from District 1, Marvel. He spears Rue through her abdomen while she is caught in his trap, provoking Katniss to kill him with an arrow to the neck (while in the film Rue calls out for help and Katniss gets there in time to free her). Rue requests that Katniss sings her a lullaby as she dies due to the injury inflicted by Marvel's spear. After her death, Katniss covers Rue in flowers, an unconscious act of rebellion, before letting the hovercraft retrieve her body. Katniss actions are rewarded by a gift of bread from District 11 in thanks. This scene is cut from the film, which instead shows District 11 in a riot. Rue's particularly poignant death contributes to the protests that District 11 holds during the Victory Tour. At the 75th Annual Hunger Games, Peeta draws a picture of Rue's body decorated with flowers to send a message to the Gamemakers who are evaluating Peeta's skills. Designed to force other competitors to target him, Peeta received a 12 from the Gamemakers' evaluation.

Amandla Stenberg portrays Rue in the film.[5]

Finnick Odair

Finnick Odair
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceMockingjay
Created bySuzanne Collins
Information
Gendermale
Spouse(s)Annie Cresta (wife)
ChildrenUnnamed son

Male tribute from District 4 chosen to compete in the Third Quarter Quell. Finnick is 24 years old and described as being very handsome and tall with tan skin, bronze hair, and stunning sea-green eyes. He is very popular among the people of the Capitol, and is known for having many lovers in the Capitol, none of whom he stays with for long. At age 14, he won his first Hunger Games by using a trident and a net against other tributes (a skill unique to District 4's trade of fishing). Katniss remarks that the trident given to him by a sponsor may have been the most expensive gift ever seen in the Games. During the Quarter Quell, Katniss is hesitant to make Finnick her ally, because she does not trust him — to her, he appears to be shallow, arrogant, and superficial. However, Finnick soon proves to be trustworthy by saving Peeta by using CPR to resuscitate him (which Katniss notes as, "one of the things I will never stop owing him for"), and using his skills to provide shelter. When jabberjays that make sounds of the screams of loved ones being tortured appear in the Quell, the one made to target Finnick uses the voice of Annie Cresta, his "poor, mad" lover in District Four, who was also a victor of the Games. In Mockingjay, Finnick enters a deep depression, a result of Annie being held prisoner by the Capitol. He assists with the rebellion by appearing in rebel propaganda. He later reveals that victors of the Games are often prostituted to wealthy citizens of the Capitol by President Snow, which resulted in his reputation of many lovers. He also reveals all of the political secrets he learned from clients, including the fact that President Snow only became the leader of Panem through poisoning his opponents. He is reunited with Annie (when District 13 retrieves her, Johanna, and Peeta from the Capitol), and they get married. Finnick is a member of the "Star Squad" that goes to fight in the Capitol during the final stages of the rebellion. He is decapitated by lizard muttations after Gale told Katniss to leave him during the attempt to infiltrate the Capitol. Some months after his death, Annie has their son. Finnick is characterized as being personable, very good-looking, and down-to earth, with a quirky sense of humor. After an initial period of distrust, he and Katniss become good friends.

President Coriolanus Snow

Coriolanus Snow
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byDonald Sutherland
Information
FamilyUnnamed child
Unnamed granddaughter

The main antagonist of the series, President Coriolanus Snow is the autocratic ruler of the Capitol and all of Panem. Though seemingly laid-back, his demeanor hides a sadistic and psychopathic mind.[6] He initially appears in The Hunger Games at the opening of the Games giving the official welcome, but he does not speak to Katniss face-to-face until Catching Fire, when he pays her a visit at home and tells her that he is angry that both she and Peeta were allowed to survive the Hunger Games, as their act of defiance (preferring joint suicide to the prospect of one killing the other) has ignited rebellion in several of the Districts. She is too prominent to kill, but he threatens her family and Gale unless she proves to the Districts that her act of saving Peeta was merely that of a love-crazed teenager and was not related to any desire to defy the Capitol.[7] Later, Snow indicates to her that she failed in this, meaning that some or all of his threats will come true. President Snow is described as having very puffy lips, which are most likely the result of an appearance-altering operation that is very popular in the Capitol. Katniss describes him as exuding a smell of blood and roses.[8] In Mockingjay, it is revealed that the smell of blood is due to mouth sores he got from one of the poisons that he used to kill people in his monomaniacal efforts to control Panem. He drank the poison in order to allay suspicions, then took the antidote, but they could not cure him of the sores. He also smells strongly of genetically enhanced roses, as he always wears a white rose in his lapel to cover the scent of blood. The strong smell invariably makes Katniss gag. He is said to have prostituted winning tributes, like Finnick Odair, forcing them to have sex with wealthy Capitol denizens, under threat of killing their loved ones if they refused. Snow claims he only kills for a purpose, and he promises Katniss he will always tell her the truth. Whether these assertions are true or not is left up to interpretation by Katniss. He dies at the end of Mockingjay, after Katniss shot President Coin instead of him, though the rebels are unable to determine whether it was by choking to death on his own blood from his untreated mouth sores or because he was trampled by the crowd in the panic following the assassination of President Coin.

According to Johanna Mason he has a granddaughter, between the age of 12 and 18.

He is portrayed in The Hunger Games film by actor Donald Sutherland.

President Alma Coin

The President of District 13 and the leader of the rebellion. Described as having eyes "the color of slush you wish would melt away", "gray hair that falls in an unbroken sheet to her shoulders" that is "uniform...without a flaw, a wisp, even a split end." She runs 13 similarly, with no flaws or imperfections. Though she and Katniss are ostensibly on the same side, Katniss greatly dislikes her because of her ruthlessness and her hunger for power. Despite her affiliation with the rebellion, she is even more ruthless than Snow since she, unlike him, is willing to break her word. Her desire for power is such that she orders the killings of a crowd of Capitol children and her own medic—with Primrose Everdeen amongst them—under the guise of a Capitol bombing to undermine President Snow. After the war is over and the Capitol now under Coin's reign, she calls a clandestine meeting of the seven remaining tributes, ordering them to vote on holding one last Hunger Games, using the children of the Capitol as tributes, most likely with those related to the families that held the most power which would include President Snow's granddaughter. The matter is quickly approved with Haymitch being the deciding vote in favor. However after Snow had revealed the truth to Katniss, with Snow having reminded Katniss that they had agreed not to lie to each other, Katniss realizes that Coin is just as brutal as Snow. When Katniss is given the opportunity to execute President Snow, she considers everything and, making her decision, instead kills Coin, presumably to avenge Prim's death. Later Katniss is told that Commander Paylor of District 8 has been elected the new President.

Major Tributes

This is a list of the major tributes that affected the plot or characters from either the 74th Hunger Games and the 75th Hunger Games, also known as the third Quarter Quell.

74th Hunger Games

•The tributes with a red highlight are Career Tribute kills, but the tributes with the blue highlight are regular Tributes' kills, if green it means that tribute was killed by animals with help from humans (ex. Glimmer by tracker jackers by Katniss).

Marvel

Marvel
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceCatching Fire (mentioned only)
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byJack Quaid
Information
Nickname(s)Boy from District 1 (by Katniss until Catching Fire)
Gendermale

Male tribute from District 1. His name is unknown to Katniss until the Victory Tour in the second book; throughout The Hunger Games he is simply known as "the boy from District 1". When only eight tributes remain, he kills Rue by spearing her in the abdomen, and Katniss shoots an arrow through his abdomen in retaliation, while in the book Katniss is shown to have launched an arrow through his throat, causing him to drown in his own blood. He is a Career and Katniss's second kill. In the film, Marvel is portrayed by Jack Quaid.[9]

Glimmer

Glimmer
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceCatching Fire (mentioned only)
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byLeven Rambin
Information
Nickname(s)Girl from District 1 (by Katniss, briefly)
Genderfemale

Glimmer is a career tribute from the seventy-fourth annual Hunger Games. For her entrance in the chariot parade she was spray painted silver but in the film she wore a hot pink headwear and a long pink dress alongside Marvel. In her interview she wore a see through golden dress but in the film it was a short pink dress. Katniss described her as sexy. Glimmer told Caesar Flickerman in the interview that she was prepared. The next morning Katniss cut a tracker jacker wasp nest on the careers while they slept and Glimmer fell behind and hysterically twitched and tumbled on the ground until she died, her body swollen and her face was blue with pus coming from her cheeks. Glimmer once again appeared in the book as a muttation, which was created by use of her DNA by the Capitol.

Cato

Cato
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay (mentioned only)
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byAlexander Ludwig
Information
Nickname(s)Boy from District 2 (by Katniss ,only at the start)
Gendermale

Male tribute from district 2 and the main antagonist in The Hunger Games. Katniss considers Cato to be her and Peeta's most fearsome opponent because of his size and strength, skill with many weapons, and savage pleasure in killing. Like most Careers, Cato has complete confidence in his abilities and expects that he will be the victor. Katniss believes he is not completely sane after seeing his reaction to the destroyed food supply,where he snaps the boy from District 3's neck. He is the last tribute to die. During the finale of the Games, he is pushed off the Cornucopia to the wolf muttations—fearsome creatures created in the Capitol—who prolong his death to the point that, when Katniss finally shoots him to put him out of his misery, he is nothing more than a gnawed and bloody hunk of meat. In the film, he holds Peeta in a death grip and pleads with Katniss to shoot him, having become disillusioned with the games and the Capitol, and finally realizing that their deaths were meant to be nothing more than entertainment. Alexander Ludwig portrays Cato in the film.

Clove

Clove
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay (mentioned only)
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byIsabelle Fuhrman
Information
Nickname(s)Girl from District 2 (by Katniss until Peeta tells her)
Genderfemale

She is arrogant, strong, and can use many weapons, especially throwing knives, and she is known to never miss her target. She makes one of the firsts kills of the 74th Hunger Games by knifing the boy from District 9 in the back while he is attempting to throw an axe at Katniss. Clove's next target is Katniss but her knife is blocked by Katniss's newly acquired orange backpack when she raises it over her upper back. She has a special hatred of Katniss because of her high training score, number 11. Katniss attempts to kill her with the tracker jacker nest. Like Cato, and the rest of the careers she enjoys killing, as evidenced when she pins Katniss to the ground at the Feast and plans to give her the most torturous death possible, by cutting her up, bit by bit. Before she can continue to cut Katniss, Thresh catches her and accuses her of Rue's death. He then dents her skull with a rock, which kills her.

In the film she is portrayed by Isabelle Fuhrman, and is shown to possess similar skills. Moments before she is able to kill Katniss, she meets her demise at the hands of Thresh, who this time around, takes her by the neck and repeatedly slams her against the Cornucopia, crushing her windpipe.

Marina

Marina
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceThe Hunger Games
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byTara Macken
Information
Nickname(s)Girl from District 4
Genderfemale

During the Tribute Parade, she and her District partner were dressed in an aqua-colored gown with starfish pins, representing their district, fishing. She was portrayed to be one of the older, stronger tributes.

She participated in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia when the games began. In the film, the District 4 female was seen standing between Clove and the District 8 male on her pedestal. When the gong rang, she ran to the Cornucopia for supplies and weapons. Katniss spots her running and grabbing a red backpack. Marina ran back to the Cornucopia, due to poor supplies in her backpack. She then used an axe to injure the District 6 male by slicing at his legs. In the book, she made an alliance with the remaining Careers, Peeta, and the District 3 male. She and the other Careers hunted down and killed the female tribute from District 8. After the forest fire the Gamemakers had created, she and the Careers found Katniss in a lake, tending to her burns that she sustained. They chased Katniss up a tree, but since Katniss was too high up and none of the Careers were able to reach her, Peeta suggested that they wait until morning for Katniss to come down. They agreed, and camped under the tree. On Day 5, Katniss saw Rue pointing to a Tracker Jacker nest above Katniss' head. Katniss then saws at the branch and sends the nest down onto the Careers, causing them to flee. Both Glimmer and the District 4 female received numerous stings. Unlike Glimmer who was swatting at the tracker jackers frantically, Marina dropped her stuff and ran out of sight to try and make it to the lake, leaving Glimmer to be stung to death before she could escape. Several minutes after Glimmer died, the District 4 female had collapsed from the many stings she had received, and died. She was picked up by the hovercraft before Glimmer, due to Katniss being in close proximity of Glimmer's body. Katniss then stole her bow and arrows. She later took credit for their deaths. She placed 11th.

In the film, Marina died in the initial bloodbath. She ran towards the Cornucopia when the gong rang. As Katniss watched, Marina ran towards a red backpack and picked it up with ease. Marina ran back to the site of the bloodbath due to her poor supplies. The District 4 female then targeted the District 6 male and used her axe to slice at the tribute's leg, injuring him. She then confronted Cato with the axe and swung it at him, but he easily ducked from her attack and knocked her axe down. Cato then punched Marina, causing her to somersault over a black supply crate.

Foxface

Foxface
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceThe Hunger Games
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byJacqueline Emerson
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Rue

Rue
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay Mentioned only
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byAmandla Stenberg
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Genderfemale
FamilyUnnamed mother,father and sisters

Thresh

Thresh
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games
Last appearanceMockingjay (mentioned only)
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byDayo Okeniyi
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Gendermale
Familyunnamed grandmother and sister

75th Hunger Games

•The tributes with a red highlight are Career kills, the tributes with a blue highlight are regular tribute kills, and the tributes with a green highlight means these tributes were killed by animals (like muttations).Or berries like Foxface was killed with.

Gloss and Cashmere

Gloss
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceCatching Fire
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Gendermale
FamilyCashmere (sister)
Cashmere
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceMockingjay (mentioned only)
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Genderfemale
FamilyGloss (brother)

Brutus

Brutus
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceMockingjay (mentioned only by Peeta)
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Gendermale

Enobaria

Enobaria
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceMockingjay
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Genderfemale

Beetee

Beetee
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceMockingjay
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Gendermale

Wiress

Wiress
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceCatching Fire
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Genderfemale

Mags

Mags
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceMockingjay (mentioned only by Katniss)
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Genderfemale

District 5 Male

Female Morphling

Female Morphling
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceCatching Fire
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Genderfemale

Johanna Mason

Johanna Mason
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceThe Hunger Games (mentioned by Katniss only)
Last appearanceMockingjay
Created bySuzanne Collins
Portrayed byJena Malone
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Genderfemale

Cecelia and Woof

Chaff

Chaff
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceMockingjay (mentioned only by Peeta)
Created bySuzanne Collins
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Gendermale

Seeder

Seeder
'The Hunger Games trilogy character
First appearanceCatching Fire
Last appearanceCatching Fire
Created bySuzanne Collins
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GenderFemale

Seeder embraced Katniss after the chariot rides through the Capitol, assuring her that both Thresh's and Rue's families were safe, as the uprising had started in District 11 during the tour that followed the 74th Hunger Games. During the time between training and the opening to the Quarter Quell, Katniss decided she wanted Seeder as her ally in the arena, but overall decided against having allies as she was getting too close to the other competitors, resulting in her thinking she wouldn't be able to kill them. Katniss mentions that she wanted Seeder as an alliance member but she wasn't sure that she wanted Chaff. During Seeder's interview with Caesar Flickerman, she quietly ruminates about how the people of District 11 all think President Snow is all-powerful and asks, if he is so powerful why doesn't he just change the Quell? Seeder, along with every other victor, hold hands after the interviews as a sign of rebellion.

In the arena, Seeder was one of the tributes who died at the Cornucopia on Day 1, causing Katniss much grief. She was also one of the tributes in the victors' alliance that was trying to keep Katniss alive. However, she died before she could help Katniss.She will be portrayed by Maria Howell in the 2013 film.[10]

Other characters

District 12

The Capitol

District 13

Other districts

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