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!!Katniss Everdeen
->''"If we burn, you burn with us!"''

[[TheHero Our hero]], aged sixteen from District 12, the poorest of the twelve (remaining) districts. After [[DisappearedDad losing her father]] when she was only eleven, she managed to bring her family back from the brink of starvation almost single-handedly by hunting in the woods outside her district. When her little sister Prim's name is drawn in [[LotteryOfDoom the reaping]] to join [[DeadlyGame the Hunger Games]], Katniss steps up to take her place, unwittingly setting off a chain of events that will soon engulf all of Panem.

She's portrayed by Creator/JenniferLawrence in the films.

* ActionGirl[=/=]{{Badass}}: Expected, as a participant in [[spoiler:and winner of]] the Hunger Games. Like all the tributes, she received four days of training on top of being an excellent hunter after learning to provide for her family.
* ActionGirlfriend: Is this to Peeta's NonActionGuy in the second book.
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Averted. For all the detail in which she describes her various dresses, outfits, and hair styles, her shoes usually only get a cursory mention, if that. Well, except for her favorite hunting boots.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is very composed and distant. Lampshaded in the second film.
* [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl Always Save The Boy With The Bread]]: Continuously prioritizes Peeta's survival over what's best for her own survival, the rebellion and her squad. Even after [[spoiler:he's been hijacked into hating her and she believes she can never be with him.]]
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Like Gale, described as "olive-skinned" with black hair. In the movie, [[RaceLift played by the white (and brown haired in the first movie while black haired in the second) Jennifer Lawrence]].
* AngstComa
* AnimalMotifs: From ''Catching Fire'' onwards, she's strongly identified with mockingjays. She received a pin of one early in ''The Hunger Games'' and it became her symbol.
* AnOddPlaceToSleep: In "''Mockingjay''" she'll frequently hide away in closets or storage rooms and end up falling asleep.
* {{Anti Hero}}ine: [[PragmaticHero The pragmatic kind.]] And also an example of the [[NeutralGood good]] kind.
* ArcherArchetype: She relies on her bow to hunt, survive, and lead. Katniss has strong and independent survivalist instincts due to her difficult past and is good at thinking outside the box. She is not socially adept and has a hard time making friends due to the emotional strain on her life which has made her hard and cold. She is usually very logical.
* ArcSymbol: Fire is strongly associated with her throughout the story. Of course, fire usually represents revolutions, even in real life, so it fits.
* ArrowsOnFire
** They can also conduct lightning in the second book.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: As much as she bickers with Haymitch and as angry as she is with him in ''Mockingjay'' they still have moments that show how much they've grown to care about one another. For example it's his arms she cries in over [[spoiler:Peeta's torture]].
* BabiesEverAfter: This was initially planned as part of continuing her and Peeta's ruse for the sake of the Capitol. [[spoiler: When they do have children, it's because they want to.]]
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: [[spoiler: Sort of -- it's less "babies make everything better" and more "babies make life somewhat more bearable".]]
** [[spoiler:Or, from another perspective, "now that things are better, we can celebrate with babies". Katniss had sworn never to have children because she could never see them grow up in the [[CrapsackWorld crapsack world]]. Her choosing to have children means that she believes that things are better now.]]
* BadLiar: According to Peeta. "Never gamble at cards. You'll lose your last coin." [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] later on, when she gradually becomes more effective at fooling people -- starting with Peeta himself in the form of their initial romance.]]
** This also makes her conversations with Snow all the more threatening for her.
* BeautifulDreamer
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: After the games she finds that her hearing in her left ear is restored. Her skin's perfection, smooth and glowing with no burns, scars or anything. Peeta on the other hand has his lower leg replaced with a metal and plastic device.
** Possibly Subverted in Mockingjay, as her mental condition is such that she might just be seeing things through the lens of PTSD.
* BigEater: Katniss appreciates good food due to living on such simple fare at home. She deliberately gorges herself before the second Hunger Game to get some energy reserves.
* BigSisterInstinct:
** She cares about her sister so much that not only did she volunteer to take her sister's place in the games, but she submitted her name into the reaping multiple times to get her family more food so her sister wouldn't have to submit her own name.
** While she was in the games Katniss thought how her sister has multiple people who will make sure she's taken care of but Rue has no one to take care of her. Rue and Katniss teamed up and blew up the other's supplies. [[spoiler:Katniss tried to save Rue but she was too late. She killed the guy who killed Rue, sang to her as she died, and buried her in flowers.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: Her and Gale, both rebellious against the Capitol's regime but still working on providing for their families. Through illegal hunting, of course.
* BraidsOfAction: She wears these a lot, and isn't seen with her hair down during the Games. It's a simple and practical hairstyle for living in a forest.
* BreakTheCutie: Pretty much the gist of the trilogy. Watch as a young girl is given Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and watch as she's forced to keep on chugging as other characters decide that she's too important to whatever is going on to be allowed to recover from her shell shock, exacerbating it at every given opportunity.
** President Snow was planning on making her an Expy of Evits, but her lack of cooperativeness forced him to try to eliminate her.
* BrokenBird:
** She starts out as one due to her father's death and having to be her family's main source of financial support but after the Games it turns UpToEleven.
** Taken to a rather ''[[AnimalMotifs literal]]'' extent several times throughout the series, especially in ''Mockingjay'', which even includes a sequence in which Katniss hallucinates herself as a bird whose feathers and wings are burned off.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: In the first book, [[spoiler:Katniss is blown back by the explosion she sets off destroying the Careers' supplies and is rendered completely deaf in her left ear. Unable to escape, she only survives by hiding right under their noses.]] However, it's completely outdone in [[spoiler:the Quarter Quell, when Katniss nearly kills herself breaking the force field over the arena]].
* CantHoldHisLiquor: She gets dizzy from just half a glass of wine in the first book, and a few gulps of white liquor in the second. Justified as these were her first times having alcohol.
* CelibateHeroine: Seeing the horror of the Hunger Games is enough to make her call off marriage and children, because they would just end up in the reaping and possibly as tributes. And this was before she ever participated herself. Later averted, but it still takes [[spoiler:15 years, the Hunger Games being abolished and a lot of love from Peeta to change her mind]].
* TheChosenOne: Treated this way by the rebellion.
** Unfortunatelyalso the reason why many rebe.s were killed off.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and Peeta wore coal black jackets.
* CombatPragmatist: Increasingly becomes this as the novels progress, though moreso during the games.
* TheComicallySerious
* CommitmentIssues: The reason why she keeps Peeta at arm's length is that she is determined to never fall in love, get married and have children. The reason is implied to be a combination of not wanting to be a parent on Reaping Day and not wanting to end up like her mother, who broke down completely when her husband died.
** In "''Catching Fire''" it's Katniss who suggests that she and Peeta get married but it's not because of romantic desire but rather a desperate attempt at keeping Snow happy. Peeta agrees, but not very happily.
* CoolBigSis: To Prim and Rue.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: In the second film, as [[spoiler:she is hoisted from the burning wreckage of the Arena by a resistance hovercraft]].
* TheCynic: In contrast to Peeta's idealism, Katniss's utter lack of faith in people at the series' start is particularly grim.
* DaddysGirl
* DeadpanSnarker: Has her moments. Especially when bantering with Finnick.
-->'''Finnick''': You can swim, too. Where did you learn that in District Twelve?
-->'''Katniss''': We have a big bathtub.
* DebtDetester
* DeclarationOfProtection: Towards Prim, which sets the plot in motion.
** Towards Peeta in the second book.
* DespairEventHorizon: Toes the line in ''Catching Fire'' when she realizes Haymitch only kept his promise to Peeta. Pushed over the edge after [[spoiler:[[DoomedHometown District Twelve is nuked]]]]. She gets a bit better over the course of ''Mockingjay'', but gets hit ''hard'' again after [[spoiler:Prim's death]].
* {{Determinator}}
* DidTheyOrDidntThey: In "''Mockingjay''" [[spoiler:she and Peeta have a sex scene that's so discreet it left many wondering if they had sex at all.]]
* DisappearedDad: Her father died in a mining accident.
* EmotionlessGirl: In the second and third books, thanks to her trauma from the first.
* EmpathicWeapon: The Mockingjay bow.
* FamedInStory: Becomes one of the biggest celebrities in Panem.
* FamilyOfChoice: In the end her family consists of Peeta and Haymitch, not her parents or her sister. Partly justified in that [[spoiler:her father died when she was a child, Prim died at the end of ''Mockingjay'' and her mother, already struggling with depression since her husband's death, couldn't recover enough from Prim's death to come back to District 12 with Katniss.]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Johanna Mason in ''Mockingjay.''
* [[FirstGirlWins First Boy Wins]]: [[spoiler:She met Peeta first, he declared his feelings for her first and she never did develop romantic feelings for Gale.]]
* FlirtingUnderFire: Builds her romance with Peeta during the Hunger Games.
* FoodPorn: Katniss's narration includes full descriptions of everything she eats, since she's such a BigEater and has spent so long without good food.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Katniss was just another player, facing a one in twenty-four chance of staying alive longer than everyone else, but by the end of the series, she is [[spoiler:the face of the revolution, playing a role in the deaths of two corrupt Presidents of Panem]].
* GenerationXerox:
** Katniss' father [[spoiler:fell in love with a merchant girl,]] Katniss herself [[spoiler:fell in love with a merchant boy.]]
** Not just that, this trope is doubled! [[spoiler:Peeta meets Katniss when they are both children, after Peeta's father points her out to Peeta. Turns out, Peeta's dad wanted to marry Katniss' mother but she ended up falling in love with a miner. Peeta promptly falls in love with Katniss.]]
** She's also inherited her father's hair, skin, eye color and singing ability, as well as his love for hunting and being out in the woods.
* GlassCannon
* GoKartingWithBowser: Regularly sells her rabbits and squirrels to the Peacekeepers at the Hob.
* GrayEyes: Type 2 (characterizing her as cold and strong-willed).
* GrowOldWithMe: Given how long her life-expectancy was when she volunteered to take Prim's place in the first book the epilogue can be seen as this.
* HairContrastDuo: Is the bitter, cynical, stoic brunette to Peeta, Madge, and Prim's kinder, more approachable, sweeter blonde.
* HairyGirl: Katniss is mentioned as having hairy legs, though it's brought up more for the sake of a PainfulBodyWaxing scene.
* {{Hallucinations}}: In her first Games, courtesy of tracker jacker venom.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Oddly, in spite of everything she and Peeta go through, with both having gone through massive amounts of [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction junction]], being saddled with tons of psychological trauma from going through the games ''twice,'' losing almost everyone they are close to, participating in and being the figureheads of a revolution that nearly destroys [[CrapsackWorld what little remains of human civilization]], and, in Peeta's case, [[ColdBloodedTorture cold blooded torture]] and [[MindRape mind rape]], she and Peeta still seem to end up this way. In fact, it's heavily implied that the only reason ''either'' of them is still functional is because of the other. The same goes for Haymitch, in a non romantic way.]]
* HeartbrokenBadass: In "''Mockingjay''" after [[spoiler:Peeta has been hijacked into hating her. She takes the loss of his love so hard that she almost begins to hate him for not loving her anymore.]] Still stays very badass though.
* HeroicBSOD: A minor one towards the end of ''Catching Fire'' that starts to resolve during ''Mockingjay'', only to implode and go supernova with [[spoiler:Prim's death]].
* HeroicNeutral: She really isn't interested in becoming a symbol or sparking a revolution. She just wants to keep her family safe and keep her head down.
* HeroicSacrifice: What volunteering for her sister was intended to be, as she knew her chances of getting out of the Games alive were extremely slim. She does make it out, though.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: They don't actually attend high school but she and Peeta begin their romance at age sixteen. [[spoiler:It lasts for the rest of their lives.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: One of her biggest flaws. Quite simply, she has a nasty habit of always assuming the worst of everyone she meets when these people ironically often end up saving her life and or genuinely caring about her. Her trust issues mostly stem from her childhood trauma of never having anyone to be there for her and in turn having to be there for her younger sister.
* TheHunter: After President Snow in ''Mockingjay''.
* IconOfRebellion: The mockingjay pin, and eventually Katniss herself.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The other tributes saw her as being this in the second Games. Cue Finnick, Johanna, and Chaff trolling her and trying to 'corrupt' her.
* IneffectualLoner
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Once she finds out [[spoiler:she'll be headed for another Hunger Games in the Quarter Quell]]
* InsecureLoveInterest: Believes that she doesn't deserve the love of someone like Peeta. Haymitch agrees with her.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Haymitch, Mags and Effie.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Peeta.]]
** [[spoiler:A second one in ''Mockingjay'', with Plutarch getting her off the hook for killing President Coin.]]
* ItGetsEasier: Trope personified, as she goes from being concerned about killing for the first time, to Mockingjay [[spoiler:in which she kills unarmed people in cold blood while plotting the assassination of Snow; most disturbingly, it gets to the point where she murders an unarmed woman and proceeds to ''forget about it'' until she is finally reminded by a TV image of the dead woman; and even then, she brushes it off]].
* JabbaTableManners: She deliberately starts eating with her fingers and wiping them on the tablecloth after Effie makes an insensitive comment about the previous tributes' table manners.
* JadeColoredGlasses:
** Most people who grow up in the Seam wear them.
** Most victors, too.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She admits herself that she's not very friendly. There are quite a few times throughout the series where she has angry/rude outbursts. But they are often caused by the various stressful situations she's thrown into and the CrapsackWorld she lives in. Regardless, she still has a kind heart and would sacrifice anything in order to protect the people that she loves.
* KnightInSourArmor
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Believes this to be her relationship with Gale in the first book. Turns out it's not quite so simple. [[spoiler:However it remains an unrequited love from Gale's side.]]
* LoveHurts: One of the two main reasons why she's so reluctant to admit to herself that she's falling in love. She ends up being proven right, too. [[spoiler:The loss of Peeta's love in the third book hurts her very deeply.]]
* MakeOutKids: She and Peeta play this trope up for all it's worth during the Victory Tour.
* MamaBear: Towards Prim and Rue.
* MandatoryMotherhood: It's implied that President Snow expects her to bear Peeta's children as a means of being able to control her.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: To both Peeta and Gale. Peeta eventually calls her on it.
* MeaningfulName:
** Katniss is a real plant. Its common name is "Arrowhead" (and its scientific name is ''Sagittaria'', which means 'archer' in Latin).
* MoreHeroThanThou
* NoSocialSkills: Something that Haymitch frequently mocks Katniss over is her lack of people skills.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Spends most of the third book being in talks to get in line with the revolution.
* ObliviousToLove: Cannot see that Gale and Peeta clearly love her until they outright state it to her. Even for Peeta, it took some time for her to realize after he blatantly says it.
* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:After killing Coin in Mockingjay]]
* PregnantBadass: In ''Catching Fire''... or so Peeta would have you believe.
* PluckyGirl
* PromotionToParent
* PunnyName: An archer named after a plant also known as arrowhead.
* RebelliousRebel: She doesn't exactly agree with Coin on a few matters, [[spoiler:to the point where she ends up killing Coin at the end of Mockingjay]]. When asked to become a mascot [[spoiler:for the rebels]], she only accepts after setting some terms [[spoiler:to keep Peeta safe]]. Her inability to follow orders is a major underpinning of the third novel.
* RedBaron: Starting in the first book, it's "Girl on Fire" because of her entrance in the Tribute parade. Afterward it becomes "Mockingjay".
* RoguishPoacher: Illegal hunting to feed starving family and stick it to TheMan? Check.
* [[SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld Save The Mockingjay, Save The World]]: Especially apparent in "''Catching Fire''".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: A different interpretation of the word "connections" in this case, but the reason she hasn't been tossed in a cell for illegally hunting the District 12 wildlife isn't because of any particular skill at evading the Peacemakers. It's because the Peacemakers are also her customers.
* SelfSacrificeScheme: Her goal in "''Catching Fire''" is to save Peeta at the cost of her own life and she's well aware that by martyring herself she might be of better use to the rebellion than if she lives.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Already is one after the events of the first book. Then, she goes through even worse things.
* ShoutOut: Name serves as one to Bathsheba Everdene from Thomas Hardy's ''Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd''.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: [[spoiler:This becomes the reason why she ultimately chooses Peeta over Gale]].
* SmittenTeenageGirl: The role Katniss plays for the cameras. Of course, her true self is nothing like that.
* SoHappyTogether: She and Peeta play up this trope before the Quarter Quell.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: When [[spoiler:Rue, and later Prim, dies]].
* StraightMan
* StylishProtectionGear: Her Mockingjay suit - designed by a professional stylist, no less.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: "Sugar" to Prim and Gale, "ice" to pretty much everyone else, including her mother. But she warms up to her and a few more people over the course of the trilogy.
* SuperCouple: With Peeta, including in-universe.
* SurvivalMantra: In the beginning of ''Mockingjay''.
* SurvivorGuilt
* SympathyForTheDevil: When she ultimately kills [[spoiler:Cato]] in the 74th Games, it's not out of anger towards him or a desire to win, but as [[MercyKill an act of compassion]] and pity for his condition.
* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: In the first book. Inverted in the second. Mad crushingly depressing in the third.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Lamb stew with dried plums. Also Peeta's cheese buns.
* TragicKeepsake: Keeps the pearl Peeta gave her and spends a lot of time holding it in her hand in ''Mockingjay''. She even kisses it at one point, pretending she's kissing Peeta.
* TrueCompanions: With Peeta and Haymitch. She even refers to Haymitch as part of her family in "Catching Fire".
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: By the time she realizes she's in love with [[spoiler:Peeta he's been brainwashed into thinking she's a mutt out to kill him. So he tries to strangle her. Ouch. This leaves her... rather bitter, to say the least.]]
* UnwittingPawn: Present, lampshaded, and part of the symbolism. A mockingjay is a powerful symbol to the rebels, but it's also a bird that can't sing its own songs, relying on what others sing to it.
* UselessSpleen: Loses hers in the third book.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Has no qualms whatsoever killing anyone she perceives to be a threat to Peeta in ''Catching Fire''.
* WeaponOfChoice: What else but a bow?
* WhatTheHellHero: Imposes this on herself a few times, most notably in Mockingjay [[spoiler:when, after killing the unarmed woman, Katniss notes how she's graduated to killing unarmed civilians, and also notes in passing that she's become so accustomed to killing that she forgot all about taking the woman's life]].
* WreathedInFlames:
** Her entire public image is built around fire imagery after her debut at the 74th Games. [[spoiler:It [[ManOnFire backfires on her repeatedly]].]]
** And [[spoiler:literally applied when she is caught up in the explosion that kills Prim.]]
* YouAreTheNewTrend: In the second film, she meets a girl on the Victory Tour who tells her that she wants to volunteer as tribute like her. Snow's grandddaughter also wears her hair in a braid like Katniss, even saying that all the other girls at her school are doing it.
* YouAreWorthHell: Regarding Prim and later Peeta.
* YouGotSpunk: When volunteering for her sister at the reaping, Haymitch announces drunkenly that he likes how she's got lots of spunk.
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!!Peeta Mellark
->''"I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me. If I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me. Does it make any sense?"''

Drawn to go along to the arena with Katniss, Peeta is the baker's son and thus a member of the merchant class in District 12. He also happens to be [[LoveAtFirstSight completely head-over-heels for Katniss]], which, it would seem, is his bad luck.

He's portrayed by Creator/JoshHutcherson in the films.

* AbusiveParents: His mother beats him and outright tells him she believes that Katniss will win the Hunger Games. At one point Katniss refers to her as a witch.
** "Catching Fire" at one point implies that his mother might have whipped him.
* AccidentalMurder: Twice. Picks the nightlock berries that kill Foxface in the first book. In the third he [[spoiler:fights off a member of the star squad, sending him flying into a pod that kills him.]]
* ActionSurvivor
* AdaptationalBadass: He sees a lot more action in the films than in the books; being able to hold his own against Cato on top of the Cornucopia in the first, and overpowering and drowning another tribute in the second.
** On the other hand, the movies fail to show him fighting at the Cornucopia, fighting Cato after the tracker jacker attack and killing Brutus.
* AmnesiacLover: In ''Mockingjay''. He's not completely [[spoiler:amnesiac, but he does forget that he loves Katniss]].
* AnArmAndALeg: Averted. It doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest that his left leg was amputated.
* ArtificialLimbs: A prosthetic left leg [[HollywoodHealing which he learns to walk on within days after amputation and seems to be able to run on with no trouble within a few months]].
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:When he's been hijacked in ''Mockingjay.'']]
* [[TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes The Baker's Children Have No Bread]]: Katniss assumes that since Peeta grew up a merchant kid he doesn't know starvation like she does. She is surprised to find out that he rarely had enough to eat either and that the only bread they got to have was the stale, tasteless bread they could no longer sell.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Just don't mention Katniss to him in the third book. And especially don't leave her in the same room with him.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Gale's Veronica for Katniss.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In ''Mockingjay'', [[spoiler:he gets hijacked while being held hostage by the Capitol]].
* BreakTheCutie
* CatchPhrase: Real or not real?
* TheCharmer[=/=]ConsummateLiar: His strongest quality is his ability to win over the audience, and even his fellow tributes, with his magnetic personality and lies.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Katniss wore coal black jackets.
* CourtlyLove: His affections for Katniss has strong aspects of this. He's deeply in love with her, has no real hope that she'll return his feelings (he thinks she's in love with Gale) yet is still willing to both kill and die for her. He plays the role of lover in public but is remarkably chaste with her in private. Even when she lets him into her bed and sleeps in his arms he never tries to so much as kiss her.
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]NonActionSnarker
* DeathOfPersonality: In "''Mockingjay''". Johanna refers to him [[spoiler:post-hijacking]] as "the evil version of" himself.
* DeclarationOfProtection: To Katniss. Well, until [[spoiler:the Capitol brainwashes him, that is]].
* DemotedToExtra: In Mockingjay. He doesn't really see much action until near the third act.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of the first two books. Gale takes over in book 3.
* DisabledLoveInterest: Averted in the films, where his leg is SparedByTheAdaptation.
* DisneyDeath: Has one of these on the first day of the Quarter Quell.
* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Is taken hostage by the Capitol at the end of ''Catching Fire'' and held prisoner throughout a part of ''Mockingjay'']].
* TheDulcineaEffect: He may have known Katniss since the age of five but he only actually interacted with her once before being reaped with her and never speaks to her until they've become tributes. All the same he's so determined to die for her survival's sake that Haymitch notes it's not even worth trying to save Peeta in the arena.
* DyingAsYourself: Kind of. It's what Peeta wanted. If he was going to die in the arena, he didn't want the Games to change who he was, like they often did with other tributes.
** In "Mockingjay" he [[spoiler:asks the Star Squad to kill him while he's in-between hijack attacks]].
* FakeDefector: When he allies with the careers.
* FakeMemories: After [[spoiler:being hijacked at the hands of Snow's goons most of his memories pertaining to Katniss and the events of the previous two books have been altered. Gradually he begins to be able to tell fake memories apart from real ones but the effects are implied to last to some degree for the rest of his life.]]
* FamedInStory: Becomes a huge celebrity after the 74th Games. According to Johanna in the second movie, "the whole world" wants to sleep with him (though she could be saying it just to annoy Katniss... and it works like a charm).
* FamilyOfChoice: Never seems particularly close with his biological family but forms a very close bond with Katniss and Haymitch.
* FlirtingUnderFire: Builds a romance with Katniss during the Hunger Games.
* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler: After being hijacked by the Capitol, his real self struggles to show through.]]
-->[[spoiler:"How do you think this will end? What will be left? No one is safe. Not in the Capitol. Not in the districts. And you... In Thirteen... Dead by morning!"]]
* GenerationXerox: The story goes that Peeta's father once fell in LoveAtFirstSight with Katniss' mother, and later pointed Katniss out to Peeta.
* GenreSavvy
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan
* GoodIsNotDumb: Peeta is kind, patient, and three steps ahead when it comes to manipulating the on-camera narrative.
* GuileHero: He may be a load physically, but he's saved Katniss a lot of problems by being a big fat liar.
** [[spoiler:As such, he transforms into quite the MagnificentBastard when he is brainwashed in ''Mockingjay''.]]
* HandicappedBadass: Loses his left leg in the first book yet remains rather badass. Averted in the films.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Oddly, in spite of everything he and Katniss with both having gone through massive amounts of [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction junction]], being saddled with tons psychological trauma from going through the games ''twice,'' losing almost everyone they are close to, participating in and being the figureheads of a revolution that nearly destroys [[CrapsackWorld what little remains of human civilization]], and, in Peeta's case, [[ColdBloodedTorture cold blooded torture]] and [[MindRape mind rape]], Katniss and he still seem to end up this way. In fact, it heavily implied that the only reason ''either'' of them is still functional is because of the other. The same goes for Haymitch, in a non romantic way.]]
* TheHeart
* HeroicSacrifice: Practically a basic character trait of his.
* HeroicWillpower: He is the only known case of a person [[spoiler:recovering from hijacking]] and he does it almost entirely on his own, through sheer force of will.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: They don't attend school after the 74th Games, but he and Katniss are 16/17 when they begin their relationship [[spoiler:and they go on to love each other for the rest of their lives.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Subverted for a point, but ultimately played straight.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: [[spoiler:When he's hijacked]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Haymitch.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Paints pretty pictures, decorates cakes, bakes flower-shaped cookies, prefers diplomacy to violence, wears his heart on his sleeve...
* ItMeantSomethingToMe: The made up romance he and Katniss portrayed in the first Hunger Games was very real to him, and it leaves the first novel with a DownerEnding for him.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: His plan in ''Catching Fire'' is to get Katniss through the Quarter Quells at the expense of his own life, so she can be with her family and even marry Gale.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: On a few occasions in the first and third book. It's implied that his crush on Katniss developed into full-blown infatuation when she refused to leave him during the 74th Games even though he was close to dying from sepsis and fully aware that he was TheLoad to her at that point.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Katniss.
* TheLoad: He ends up becoming this after his leg gets injured. He's pretty much helpless, meaning Katniss has to risk her life twice as often to get food and supplies. Even after he heals enough to move around, he's a liability when Katniss fights and even when she ''hunts''--he walks so clumsily that he scares off any prey within earshot.
** He gets an undeserved bad rep for being this in ''Catching Fire'' as well. He displays these traits the first day of [[spoiler:the Quarter Quell - at the Cornucopia (because he can't swim - and even then, he drowns another tribute in self-defence) and when they're fleeing from the poisonous gas (because he's weak after getting severely electrocuted mere hours before).]] However the rest of the time he's either [[spoiler:fighting monkey mutts with Katniss and Finnick, carrying Beetee around the arena, creating a map of the clock, doing all he can to ensure that Katniss survives at the cost of his own life, killing Brutus who is one of their toughest competitors, or generally contributing as much as anyone else in the party.]] He was also the one who made sure himself, Katniss and Haymitch were prepared for [[spoiler:the Quell by forcing the other two to train with him, both physically and survival skills-wise, and meticulously studying their competition to find out what the other victors' strength and weaknesses were.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight[=/=]LoveAtFirstNote: Peeta first took note of Katniss when they were five, when his father pointed her out. Peeta's father originally wanted to marry Katniss's mother, but she fell in love with a miner, because when he sang, even the birds would listen. On the first day of school, the teacher asked if anyone knew a folk song, and Katniss's hand shot right up. When she sang, even the birds stopped to listen -- and at that moment, Peeta was a goner. He's been in love with Katniss ever since.
* LoveMartyr
* MakeOutKids: He and Katniss play this trope up as much as they can during the Victory Tour.
* [[MandatoryMotherhood Mandatory Fatherhood]]: It's heavily implied that President Snow expects him to father children by Katniss as means of controlling them both and keeping them in line. He's no more happy about becoming the parent of a future tribute than Katniss is. [[spoiler:Once the war is over and the Games have been abolished he changes his mind about having children. In fact, the reason why Katniss changed ''her'' mind about children was because Peeta wanted them so badly.]]
* MartialPacifist: A pacifist at heart who doesn't want to see more bloodshed, yet he can be deadly when he feels the need to be.
* MeaningfulName: Two-fold. Peeta sounds like it's an evolved version of Peter, who was Christ's rock. It also sounds like pita bread. Peeta is Katniss' rock and, well, he bakes.
* MindRape
* MindControlEyes
* MoralityChain: [[spoiler:Played up subtlety in Catching Fire. By the end of Mockingjay, Katniss explicitly states this is why she ultimately chooses Peeta over Gale.]]
* MoreHeroThanThou
* NiceGuy: His kindness and compassion for others is his defining trait.
** BewareTheNiceOnes: Although it gets brushed under the rug, he still [[spoiler:kills a defenseless girl in the 74th games (granted, death at his hands would've been preferable to that of the Careers). It's also implied he's willing to kill almost anyone to try and keep Katniss alive. And this is without going into his BrainwashedAndCrazy period in ''Mockingjay''.]]
* NonActionGuy: Played with. He's said to excel at hand-to-hand combat in the training prior to the Games and, in the Games themselves, participated in several fights. However, his physical feats are mostly off-screen and the rest of the time, he's more of a talker and less of a fighter.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Peeta ''did'' stay to fight it out in the opening bloodbath at the Cornucopia in the 74th Games and apparently did some serious fighting- enough to get some bad cuts and a limp. Whatever he did, the Careers did decide to team up with him after seeing him in action and even ''[[BloodKnight Cato]]'' compliments his skill with a knife.]]
** [[spoiler:He also kills Brutus off screen.]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: In the movie, being played by the relatively short Josh Hutcherson. In the books he's taller than Katniss.
* PunnyName: Peeta the baker. Fandom loves to speculate on what his brothers' names are...
* SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld: President Coin feels it's more important to save Peeta than Katniss in the Quell. In the third book [[spoiler:she arranges for Peeta's rescue from the Capitol because Katniss cannot perform as the Mockingjay with Peeta in harm's way]], making this trope apply by extension.
* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Peeta is said to have this.
* SelfSacrificeScheme: Has no intention whatsoever of trying to win either one of the two Hunger Games he participates in, and every move of his is designed to help save Katniss instead.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Katniss begins to see potential loves interests in two guys, Peeta, the baker's son who decorates the cakes and Gale, her hunting partner. Gale is angry with the Capitol for making them participate in the games while Peeta is reflective on how he can maintain his identity in the games despite the Capitol using them.
* SixthRangerTraitor: He temporarily sided with [[FiveBadBand the Careers]] in the first Games. He later teamed up with Katniss and stayed with her for the rest of the Games.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: He's seen playing chess with Haymitch in ''Catching Fire''.
* TheSneakyGuy
* SoHappyTogether: Plays this trope up for all it's worth before the Quarter Quell.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Didn't lose his left leg in the films.
* StealthPun: A guy named Peeta who works at a bakery. [[spoiler:Pita bread]]
* TheStoic: Has shades of this.
* TheStrategist
* SuperCouple: With Katniss, including in-universe.
* SurvivalMantra: Not real, not real, not real, not real...
* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Her Stomach]]: Katniss ''really'' likes cheese buns.
* TokyoRose: [[spoiler:Pressed into this role by the Capitol after being captured]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He takes a keen professional interest in bread.
* TrueCompanions: With Haymitch and Katniss. The third book implies something similar between him, Johanna and Annie but in a quite twisted way.
* WhamLine: Delivering these is pretty much his specialty.
* [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway What Kind Of Lame Power Is Cake Decorating Anyway]]
** Also, [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Cake Decorating Is An Awesome Power]] when it helps his camouflage skills.
* WideEyedIdealist: At first. His idealism gradually erodes as the series goes on.
* Woobie: He is abused as a child, he almost dies in the 74th games (and still loses a leg), then he is captured by the Capitol after the 75 games. While here he is tortured and hijacked brutally.
* UnskilledButStrong: Peeta is the closest character in the series to having CharlesAtlasSuperPower (due to having grown up lugging massive sacks of flour), but lacks the Killer Instinct to effectively use it.
** Best seen in the film in his brief fight with Cato. Whenever Peeta could manage to get his hands on Cato (a large, well built guy), he'd be throwing him around. However, Cato easily gets him in a lock once he fights back.
* [[UptownGirl Uptown Boy]]: A member of the merchant class who's in love with a girl from the Seam. Once they're both victors they're on equal social standing, though.
* YouAreWorthHell: Willingly [[spoiler:goes back into the arena to try and protect Katniss in "''Catching Fire''" even though he still suffers from PTSD and terrible nightmares after surviving the previous one]].

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Other District 12 Residents]]

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!!Primrose "Prim" Everdeen
->''"Just try to win, maybe you can!"''

Katniss' beloved younger sister, a kind, lovely AllLovingHero. When her name is drawn [[MillionToOneChance against all odds]] at the Reaping, Katniss volunteers to take her place in the arena.

Willow Shields portrays Prim in the film series.

* AllLovingHero: Prim seems incapable of bearing any ill will towards anything.
* BreakTheCutie: Averted. Despite all that happens, she manages to remain relatively optimistic and kind. [[spoiler: Later turns into KillTheCutie]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Prim is ''burned alive'' by a detonating bomb.]]
* CynicismCatalyst: Not that Katniss wasn't already on her way there, but [[spoiler:Prim's death]] ''breaks'' her.
* FloralThemeNaming: Primorose is a kind of flower, while her sister's name comes from an aquatic plant.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Animals love her. The family cat, Buttercup, only responds positively to her. She has a pet goat as well.
* GenerationXerox: Katniss looks like Mr. Everdeen, has inherited his hunting abilities and talent for singing and, like him, will [[spoiler:marry someone from the town]]. Prim looks like Mrs. Everdeen and has inherited her passion for healing. Also, Mrs. Everdeen was close friends with Katniss' friend, Madge's mother, as a teenager and the father of Katniss' love interest Peeta had a crush on Mrs. Everdeen.
** Like her father, Prim [[spoiler: dies horribly in an explosion]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Prim is a compassionate young blonde girl with blue eyes who loves all living creatures and becomes a good healer at an early age, often helping her mother with patients. When Katniss leaves her family she doesn't bother suggesting that Prim learn to hunt because her attempts were disastrous, since the woods terrified Prim and whenever Katniss shot something it would make Prim teary and she'd talk about how they might be able to heal it.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Prim is practically like a shining light in the CrapsackWorld she lives in. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this doesn't prevent her from being killed]].
* InnocentBlueEyes: While Prim is WiseBeyondHerYears, her softness, kindness, and sweetness qualify her for this trope.
** Averted in the film- the actress has hazel eyes.
* InSeriesNickname[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Prim's full name is Primrose, but everyone calls her Prim.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:She is killed in the third book.]]
* KindheartedCatLover: Prim; she simply adores her cat Buttercup, who is [[CatsAreMean utterly nasty to everyone]] except her, but then, she's the only one who seems to treat him with kindness.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Gale.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Prim starts out as being this for Katniss. Eventually Peeta takes over the role instead.
* TheMedic: Grows into one.
-->'''Katniss:''' ...What's funny was, Prim, who's scared of her own shadow, stayed and helped [with the man's burnt leg]. My mother says healers are born, not made.
* MoralityPet: Prim, for Katniss and Buttercup; she is one of few people they show any kindness to.
* NiceGirl
* SacrificialLion
* SmallRoleBigImpact: In the first book. She isn't present for most of the plot, but it's because of her that Katniss ends up in the Games in the first place.
** And by extension, Katniss's role in those Games were what ended up sparking the rebellion.
* TeamPet: Buttercup, especially during the rebellion.
* TenderTears
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* WideEyedIdealist: At first. She loses the wide-eyed part, but keeps the idealism.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: In ''Mockingjay''.

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!!Mr. and Mrs. Everdeen

Katniss's parents. As a girl, her mother was a member of the merchant class but fell in love with and married a poor coal miner anyway. Katniss' father was killed in a mine explosion and her mother disappeared under the veil of crippling depression for years, but she's okay now.

Mrs. Everdeen is played by Creator/PaulaMalcolmson in the films while her husband is played by Phillip Troy Linger.

* BrokenBird: Mrs. Everdeen never gets over her husband's death, and after she finally gets over her HeroicBSOD, [[spoiler:her youngest daughter dies and her oldest daughter moves back home, leaving her all alone.]]
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Katniss views her dead father more highly than she does her loving but not-quite-there mother.
* DisappearedDad: Mr. Everdeen passed away five years before the story starts.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Living things just seem to ''like'' Katniss's mother, although moreso before Mr. Everdeen was killed and she fell into a HeroicBSOD.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Mrs. Everdeen is described with blonde hair and blue eyes, the typical merchant look. Katniss is always amazed when her mother brought a wounded or sick patient: "she morphs from someone who calls her daughter to kill a spider to a woman immune to fear", Katniss says.
* HappilyMarried: Mr. and Mrs. Everdeen, apparently, before Mr. Everdeen's death.
* HeroicBSOD: Mrs. Everdeen had one after Mr. Everdeen died that was so bad it left her unable to take care of Katniss and Prim.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In Catching Fire, Katniss said that she was told her mother used to be quite beautiful before her husband's death.
* TheMedic: Mrs. Everdeen runs District 12's apothecary. She ends up teaching Prim.
* OpenHeartDentistry: Mrs. Everdeen is described as an apothecary yet seems to treat any number of medical emergencies. Justified in that District 12 doesn't seem to have much by way of doctors (at least not if you live in the Seam) so they'd have nowhere else to go.
* TheOneThatGotAway: For Peeta's father.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though eventually Mom got better. Though [[spoiler:Katniss would likely have preferred her to still be around when she enters her "exile" at the end of Mockingjay]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Mr. Everdeen.
* RoguishPoacher: Katniss's father taught her everything she knows about hunting and survival.
* UnnamedParent: We never find out Mr. and Mrs. Everdeen's first names.
* UptownGirl: Mrs. Everdeen was born into the merchant class but married a coal miner.

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!!Gale Hawthorne
->''" They just want a good show, that's all they want."''

Katniss' childhood friend, who became the primary breadwinner for his family after his father died in the same accident that killed Katniss' father. She sees him as a big brother/role model due to his proficiency with snares and his loyalty to his family, although there [[{{JustFriends}} could be something more.]]

Liam Hemsworth portrays him in the films.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Olive-skinned and black-haired.
* AntiHero: Cynical and hot-tempered, with a burning hatred of the Capitol.
* AscendedExtra: He doesn't see much action until Mockingjay with smaller roles in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
* AdvertisedExtra: In the movie. Liam Hemsworth was featured in many publicity materials despite being a tertiary character.
* {{Badass}}: The first time he gets in an actual fight he [[spoiler:shoots down two bombers with explosive arrows]].
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Peeta's Betty for Katniss.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Him and Katniss. Both lost their fathers in a mine explosion and became the breadwinners of their respective families. According to Katniss, they're also very alike personality-wise. They even look extremely similar. [[spoiler:In the end, this is part of the reason she chooses Peeta over him.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Explicitly defied by the Capitol highers-up, who think that Gale's TallDarkAndHandsome childhood friend character could damage viewers' opinions of Katniss and Peeta's onscreen romance.
** UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Although he doesn't seem too perturbed by it.
** VictoriousChildhoodFriend: For about a second in ''Catching Fire'', in-between everything going horribly wrong.
* CombatPragmatist
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of ''Mockingjay''.
* DieForOurShip: In-universe. President Snow threatens to have him killed if Katniss shows romantic interest in him over Peeta.
* DisappearedDad: His dad died in the same explosion that killed Katniss's.
* EverybodysDeadDave: At the end of ''Catching Fire''.
-->'''Gale''' (to Katniss): [[spoiler:There is no District Twelve]].
* EntitledToHaveYou: Occasionally behaves this way about Katniss.
* GrayEyes: He and Katniss are supposed to look so alike they could pass for siblings.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* {{Hunk}}: To contrast Peeta's "boy next door" looks.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:He helped create the bombs that killed Prim, which leads him and Katniss to feel guilty about it. This is likely the biggest cause of the shattering of he and Katniss' already fractured relationship as neither feels they could face each other with what happen to Prim]].
* KickTheMoralityPet
* TheLancer: Becomes Katiniss' most trusted ally in Mockingjay. He's even given the CodeName Mockingjay-1.
* LeaveNoSurvivors: When besieging the Nut, Gale suggests causing an avalanche to destroy the fort, a plan ended up killing thousands. He wanted to bomb the entrance to ensure nobody could escape from the Nut, but the others would not agree to this part of the plan. See "WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide" below.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Surrogate big brother to Prim. Katniss thinks of him this way in the first book as well.
* ManlyMenCanHunt: Just like in the days of old, Gale provides for his family by hunting.
* MeaningfulName: He has a stormy personality.
* MrFanservice: He maintains quite a healthy amount of fangirls for someone who was a tertiary character in the first book.
* PromotionToParent: After his father died, Gale took it upon himself to care for his many younger siblings.
* RebelliousSpirit
* RoguishPoacher
* RomanticFalseLead
* RomanticRunnerUp: [[spoiler:In the end, Katniss picks Peeta over him]].
* SatelliteLoveInterest: The film adaptation effectively treats Gale this way. The book was a little more even-handed, but many fans suspect ExecutiveMeddling after the success of ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' being the reason that a secondary-at-best plot in the book turns into a full-fledged love triangle from the first minutes of the movie.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Katniss begins to see potential love interests in two guys, Peeta, the baker's son who decorates the cakes and Gale, her hunting partner. Gale is angry with the Capitol for making them participate in the games while Peeta is reflective on how he can maintain his identity in the games despite the Capitol using them.
* TheStrategist
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Gale shares Katniss' dark hair, olive skin, and grey eyes and is said to be over six feet tall by Katniss. Muscular and good-looking, girls flock to him - Katniss herself says that Gale would have no trouble finding a wife because he's handsome and strong.
* ATasteOfTheLash: After he's caught hunting in Catching Fire.
** Changed in the film to interfering when a Peacekeeper is beating an old woman.
* TheUnfettered: Sort of leaning into this territory in Mockingjay.
-->If I could hit a button and kill every living soul working for the Capitol, I would do it. Without hesitation.
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: During the assault on a Peacekeeper mountain fortress in District 2, Gale comes up with the idea of causing a landslide to trap them inside; he even wanted to bomb the railway leading out of it to ensure there are no survivors (they decide to leave the railway open). When told that there were District 2 civilians inside, he said that he felt they deserved to die as well. The rebels go through with the plan, and hundreds (if not thousands) die as a result of Gale's actions.

!!Greasy Sae
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A vendor at The Hob, District 12's black market. She usually sells and buys food from Katniss. [[spoiler:She and her granddaughter survive the bombings of District 12 and live in District 13 with the other survivors.]]

Played by Sandra Ellis Lafferty in the films.

* BigDamnHeroes: A minor one; Gale mentions to Katniss that it was Greasy Sae who started a collection to help sponsor Katniss and Peeta in the 74th Hunger Games.
* DemotedToExtra: In the films, Greasy Sae doesn't have as much of a role. However, she gives Katniss the Mockingjay pin, instead of [[AdaptedOut Madge]].
* CoolOldLady: Katniss likes her enough, and she seems pretty alright, despite her odd choices in cooking ingredients.


!!Madge Undersee
The mayor's daughter and Katniss's schoolmate, Madge gives the Mockingjay pin to Katniss. She is later revealed to be the niece of one of Katniss's mother's best friends and Haymitch's District partner Maysilee, who was killed in the second Quarter Quell.

She was not in the movie, her role being taken up by Greasy Sae.

* AdaptedOut: She's cut out entirely from [[Film/TheHungerGames the film adaptation]].
** AdaptationDistillation: No Madge = no Maysilee's niece = no meaningful BackStory for the source of the heroine's InSeriesNickname.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up in the middle of a snowstorm to bring medicine for Gale after he was nearly flogged to death... and disappears just as quickly.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: After not being seen for the better part of two books, Madge is killed in the District 12 bombing]].
* ElegantClassicalMusician: A lovely girl who plays the piano.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Young, sweet and feminine.
* LonelyRichKid
* LonelyTogether: With Katniss. The two of them would always sit alone together during lunch at school.
* NiceGirl
* OnlyFriend: For Katniss, along with Gale.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She wears a pink hair ribbon with her white dress to the reaping of the 74th Hunger Games.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:She and her family are the only nominal District 12 residents killed in the bombing. Especially painful for Katniss, as Madge was her only other friend besides Gale]].
* ShipTease: After she shows up with morphling for Gale, Haymitch teases Katniss that Madge and Gale might be involved. Nothing comes out of it.
* SpoiledSweet: The Mayor's daughter is a surprisingly nice kid.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She and Prim are the girly girls to Katniss's tomboy. To drive this home, at one point Katniss teaches her how to shoot and Madge teaches Katniss how to play the piano.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Strawberries.

!!Cray
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Head Peacekeeper at District 12. [[spoiler:Replaced by Romulus Thread in the second book)]]

Played by Wilbur Fitzgerald in the second film.

* TheAlcoholic: Buys the same white liquor as Haymitch.
* DemotedToExtra: Not that he has major role in the second book, but the second film reduces his appearance to a single scene.
* DirtyCop: He turns a blind eye to the activities in the Hob (Distric 12's black market) because its his source of booze and and Gale's and Katniss' poaching because they are his source for wild turkey.
* DirtyOldMan: Cray takes advantage of poor, starving young women of District 12 to get them to sleep with him. Katniss says that if she didn't know how to hunt, she'd have been forced to go to Cray.
* MookLieutenant
* LesserOfTwoEvils: Katniss notes that, despite his preying on young women, Cray is nothing compared to Romulus Thread.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Cray' whereabouts are unknown after [[spoiler:Romulus arrives to 12.]] The film shows him [[spoiler:being arrested and implies he's a victim of Forced Disappearance]].


!!Delly Carwright
Peeta's childhood friend and one of few of the merchant class who [[spoiler:survives the bombing of District 12]]. Like Peeta she is genuinely nice and sweet and she plays an important role in [[spoiler:his recovery from the hijacking]].

She is mentioned in passing in the first book but doesn't actually appear until "Mockingjay". It is unknown as of yet whether she'll be in the movies.

* BigFun: Comparatively. Katniss says that Delly wasn't really fat, but she had a few pounds to spare (in contrast to the majority of District 12). Fittingly, shes friendly, cheerful, and a total NiceGirl.
* ChildhoodFriends: She and Peeta are of the LikeBrotherAndSister variety.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Peeta mentions her in the first book but she doesn't appear until "Mockingjay".
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Appears to like everything and everyone.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Peeta when they were children. They have shades of this in the present as well, to the point that Delly is one of the few people who can calm him down after [[spoiler: his brainwashing by the Capitol]].
* NiceGirl
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents [[spoiler:died in the District 12 bombing]].
* ThePollyanna: Always remains optimistic and upbeat despite the bad things that happen to her.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Peeta and Katniss. Hard.
* SpoiledSweet: Compared to the Seam kids she's lived a comfortable life, and she's one of the sweetest characters in the book.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The books never clarify what happens to her.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tributes of the 74th Hunger Games]]

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!!Rue
->''"So is it all true? Y'know, [[ShipperOnDeck you and him]]?"''

A twelve-year-old from District 11 and one of the younger arena contestants, who develops a sisterly relationship with Katniss. Her special skills include tree-climbing, extensive knowledge of edible wildlife, and outstanding accuracy with a slingshot.

Amandla Stenberg plays her in the film.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the book, she's described as "dark-skinned", but her ethnicity isn't elaborated on. Averted in the film, where she's black.
* AnimalMotifs: Described as having bright, dark eyes and satiny brown skin and standing tilted up on her toes with her arms slightly extended to her sides, as if ready to take wing at the slightest sound. It's impossible not to think of a bird. Her swift and almost invisible movements through the treetops added to the bird-like description. Rue's pre-games interview costume is described as a sheer dress with shimmering gossamer wings. Of course, she can also communicate to the birds through song.
* BigSisterInstinct: She's the eldest of six children and fiercely protective of her siblings. She usually gives her food rations to them, and forages in the fields to provide more food for them even though the peacekeepers are far less lenient than in District 12.
* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Girl Dies First]]: [[spoiler:She's far from the first Tribute to die (in fact, her death marks the point where 3/4 of the Tributes have been eliminated), but she's the first true ally of Katniss's to die in the series.]]
* CombatPragmatist: She's the one who directs Katniss towards the tracker-jacker hive that gets dropped onto the Careers.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and Thresh wore chocolate brown jackets.
* [[DecoyProtagonist Decoy Deuteragonist]]: [[spoiler: Offed before the 74th Hunger Games end]].
* FlowerInHerHair: [[spoiler:After her death, Katniss places a wreath of flowers on her head.]]
* FragileSpeedster
-->"[[TemptingFate I'm very hard to catch. And if they can't catch me, they can't kill me."]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Katniss sings to her as she dies, and she smiles at Katniss.]]
* KidHero
* KillTheCutie
* LastRequest: [[spoiler:She asks Katniss to sing for her. Doubles as a TearJerker.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Rue" means "regret." [[spoiler: Katniss deeply regrets that she couldn't save her]].
* TheMedic: At the very least, she knows which leaf can cure a tracker-jacker sting.
* MoralityPet: Seems to have been this for [[spoiler:Thresh, who is only seen as the one with the silent, deadly power until he kills Clove in a fit of rage for mocking her death, and lets Katniss go for making a burial for Rue]].
* PluckyGirl
* ReplacementGoldfish: To Katniss, who can't help but see her little sister Prim in Rue. [[spoiler:When Rue is dying]], Katniss actually refers to her as Prim in her thoughts, before correcting herself.
* SacrificialLion
* TokenBlack: District 11 has some parallels to the American slave-run plantations.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Especially played up in the film where the entire fight with Marvel is silent: Katniss takes him down, and then turns around and notices that Rue has been impaled by a spear.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Shown to be pretty handy with a slingshot during the training sessions.

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!!Thresh
->''"Just this time, Twelve. [[spoiler:For Rue.]]"''

A tall, powerfully-built young man from District 11. Survives on his own in the fields of tall grass on the opposite side of the arena from Katniss. Asked to join the Career pack, but he refuses the offer.

Dayo Okeniyi plays him in the film.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Like Rue, he's just described as "dark-skinned" in the book. In the film, he's black.
* {{Badass}}
* BerserkButton: Clove found out the hard way that talking smack about Rue when Thresh is within earshot is not a good idea.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Rue.
* TheBigGuy: He is tall, large and strong.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Rue wore chocolate brown jackets.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He completely ''pulverizes'' Clove until she dies.]]
* DebtDetester
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler:In the film, he's mauled to death off-screen by the mutts. In the book, he was already dead before the mutts showed up with Cato being heavily implied as his killer.]]
* {{Hulkspeak}}: Mild example, suiting for a guy of few words like him. [[spoiler:"You better run now, Fire Girl."]]
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He seemed to have taken in Rue, the girl from his district, as a sister [[spoiler:because when she died, he was infuriated by her death.]] During the feast, [[spoiler:Thresh overheard Clove gloating about Rue's death to Katniss. Thresh grabbed Clove off Katniss, strangled her while holding her one foot off the ground, and furiously yelled at her before killing her in retribution.]]
* NotSoStoic: In the movie, he is seen suppressing a laugh at Rue stealing Cato's knife.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: [[spoiler:Until Rue dies, then he finally goes on the offensive.]]
* PetTheDog: Spares Katniss in return [[spoiler:for her making a burial for Rue earlier on]]. He does warn that it's a one-time offer.
* TheQuietOne
* SanitySlippage: Clearly losing it when [[spoiler:killing Clove]].
* ScaryBlackMan: In his interview, he was seen as the one with silent, deadly power. He mostly keeps to himself and it's shown in the arena that he will shout when something matters to him and he will kill.
* TokenBlack: District 11 has some parallels to the American slave-run plantations.
* WildCard
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:His only known kill is Clove]].

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!!Foxface
A tribute from District 5. Extremely resourceful and survives in the Games by stealing from the other Tributes.

She's portrayed by Jacqueline "Jackie" Emerson in the film.

* AnimalMotifs: Foxes, of course, because of her fox-like appearance, which includes red hair and her foxy cunning.
* AntiVillain: The only thing bad about her is that she's Katniss' opponent (though even then Katniss doesn't bear any hatred toward her), and she doesn't do anything bad in the book or the film.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and her district partner wore plum red jackets.
* CunningLikeAFox: Katniss nicknamed her "Foxface" because of her fox-like appearance. She is described by Katniss as sly and elusive. Foxface demonstrated her cleverness by figuring out the path into the Careers' supply pyramid and reached the bulk of supplies, takes an unnoticeable amount of food, and then runs back to the safety of the woods.
* HoldTheLine: Her strategy.
* InSeriesNickname: Katniss, not knowing her real name, referred to her as "Foxface" in her head.
* NoNameGiven[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her real name isn't known, so she's just called "Foxface".
* [[NonActionGuy Non-Action Girl]]: She just couldn't hope to win in a fight against some of the other tributes, which may have been one of her biggest weaknesses.
* NotSoDifferent: In the film, she briefly bumps into Katniss whilst running from the Cornucopia bloodbath, and the look of terror she wears is a reflection of Katniss's own fear.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Only scores a 5 in her evaluation. Based on her caginess in the interview, Katniss realizes that Foxface did this on purpose so the other tributes would underestimate and ignore her.
* TooCleverByHalf: [[spoiler: Had a resourceful and cunning brain, but no skills for foraging or hunting. She assumed that Peeta knew what berries were poisonous -- but ''Katniss'' was the great survivalist. Unless, of course, you think she planned her death...]]
* {{Trickster}}
* WeakButSkilled
* WildCard
* WorthyOpponent: In the book, Katniss is constantly shown to respect Foxface and admire her tactics, often wishing she'd thought of them herself.
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: [[spoiler:Her mutt-version]] is noted to have amber eyes.

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!!Cato
->''"I'm comin' for you!"''

A brutish "Career" tribute from District 2 and one of the deadliest opponents in the arena.

Alexander Ludwig portrays him in the film.

* ArchEnemy: To Katniss in the first book, or at least both he and Katniss seems to consider him as such. [[spoiler:Deconstructed towards the end]].
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Katniss puts him out of his misery instead of letting him die a slow and painful death from the mutts.]] In the sequels, [[spoiler:she realises he was just as much a pawn]] of the Capitol as everyone else. In the film, [[spoiler:Cato realises this himself before he dies.]]
* AxCrazy
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BloodKnight: Enjoys fighting and killing for the sake of it.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Clove wore Rust Red colored jackets.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Thankfully, Katniss helps him out of it.]]
* [EatenAlive: [[spoiler:Happens to him because of the twenty-some Mutts that gnaw at his flesh.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: He's got a short fuse, and Heaven help whoever is in his way when it goes off.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: He and the other Careers spend their entire lives training for the Games, only to be beaten by a relative novice from an outlying district.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:In the film, Cato realizes before his death that he spent his entire life being bred to be a pawn in the Capitol's scheme and whether he lives or dies, he was just a part of the show]].
* HumanShield[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: He ends up using Peeta as a human shield in case Katniss tries to kill him with the bow. Unlike most examples of the HumanShield trope, where it's done to discourage someone from killing them, the way he is talking to her when doing so implies that he wants her to kill him, or at least doesn't care whether she kills him or not at this point.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Katniss.]]
* MotiveRant: In the film. See HeelRealization.
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Does this to the District 3 boy after Katniss destroys the supplies.]]
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Probably (in the novel). When it's [[spoiler:down to the final four]], the narration follows Katniss and Peeta, but we hear the cannon [[spoiler:signaling the death of Thresh]]. Assuming that he didn't off himself or die of natural causes, Cato killing such a powerful opponent definitely counts as this.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:After Clove died, he took a moment to grieve for her. In the film, he was also willing to sleep curled up with Glimmer.]]
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Like the other "Career" tributes, he comes across this way to some extent due to his District's practice of training kids for the Games.
* ShipTease: With Glimmer in the [[Film/TheHungerGames film]], where there's a shot of him and Glimmer curled up together while asleep. And to some extent, with Clove as well, [[spoiler:since he seems to be genuinely anguished at her death]].
* TykeBomb: Raised from childhood to fight and to kill.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Comes across as this in the film, thanks to his MotiveRant.
* WouldHitAGirl: Never actually does so, but he's perfectly willing to hunt down and kill Katniss himself.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Completely loses it near the end, savagely attacking Katniss and Peeta like a wild animal.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:He breaks the District 3 boy's neck after the boy's trap failed to kill Katniss, instead destroying their supplies.]]

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!!Clove
->''"Where's lover boy? Oh, I see. You're gonna help him, right? Well, that's sweet."''

Cato's fellow tribute from District 2, who relishes killing her competitors with an array of knives she keeps in her jacket.

In the film, she's portrayed by Creator/IsabelleFuhrman.

* AgeLift: The scoreboard in the film states she is 15, despite the book heavily implying she is 18. This was likely done as her actress was only 14 at the time of filming.
* AxCrazy: The filmmakers decided to play this up, showing her as unhinged and slightly psychotic, in part to counter how much smaller Fuhrman was to the other characters.
* BloodKnight
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and Cato wore Rust Red colored jackets.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Brutally slain by Thresh after she boasts about killing Rue when he slams her repeatedly into the Cornucopia.]]
* DarkActionGirl
* TheDragon: To Cato.
* EvilGloating
** BondVillainStupidity
** TemptingFate: [[spoiler:Bragging about how your team killed the little girl while her ScaryBlackMan of a partner is nearby isn't the brightest of things to do.]].
* KarmicDeath: She ''really'' shouldn't have bragged about [[spoiler:Rue's death in the presence of [[PapaWolf Thresh]], and receives one of the most violent deaths in the movie, when he repeatedly smashes her into the outer-hull of the cornucopia.]].
* KnifeNut: She's very good at handling knives, and is an excellent shot when it comes to throwing them. In the film, she's even shown to even ''sleep whilst gripping a knife handle''.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: Like the other "Career" tributes, she comes across this way to some extent due to her District's practice of [[TheSpartanWay training kids for the Games]].
* TykeBomb: As seems to be the norm in "Career Districts".
* VillainousBreakdown: She can more than handle herself in a fight, even against the more powerfully-built tributes like Katniss, but after the enormous [[ScaryBlackMan Thresh]] gets his hands on her, she realizes she stands ''no'' chance and immediately goes from smug and sadistic to ''completely terrified and screaming her lungs out''.....[[spoiler:until she dies]].

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!!Marvel
->''"As I try to avoid looking at his family, I learn that his name was Marvel. How did I never know that? I suppose that before the Games I didn't pay attention and afterwards I didn't want to know."''
->''-Katniss on Marvel''

The male tribute from District 1.

Portrayed by Jack Quaid in the film.
* AxCrazy
* BladeOnAStick: His preferred weapon is a spear.
* TheBrute
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Glimmer wore avocado green jackets.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He really should not have killed Rue in front of [[MamaBear Katniss]].]]
* LeanAndMean: The tallest of the Careers, at 6'3.
* MeaningfulName: A "marvel" is something extraordinary or amazing. Indeed, he's from the top Career District and the Gamemakers gave him a score of 9.
* NoNameGiven: Subverted. We never find out his name in ''The Hunger Games,'' but in ''Catching Fire,'' it's revealed. The film sees it mentioned by Caesar when he's called up to be interview, but the non-initiated might just miss out on hearing it.
* TykeBomb
* TheVoiceless
* WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Responsible for Rue's death]].

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!!Glimmer
->''"Are you sure we shouldn't just kill him now?"''

The female tribute from District 1.

Portrayed by Leven Rambin in the film.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Seems to have a little thing for Cato in the film.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[spoiler:Averted dreadfully when she's stung to death by tracker-jackers. After being attacked by swarms of them, she's not a pretty sight]].
* BlondesAreEvil
* BraidsOfAction
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and Marvel wore avocado green jackets.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Dies from trackerjacker stings after Katniss cuts down the nest.]]
* DarkChick
* DeathByDisfigurement: Literally and figuratively.
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:Averted. Katniss, while suffering from the hallucinations brought on by the tracker-jacker stings, has no problem with prying a bow and quiver of arrows from her corpse. Given that Glimmer and Katniss were enemies, this is justified]].
* EveryoneLovesBlondes:
-->'''Katniss's narration:''' The girl from District 1, looking provocative in a see-through gold gown, steps up the center of the stage to join Caesar for her interview. You can tell her mentor didn't have any trouble coming up with an angle for her. With that flowing blonde hair, emerald green eyes, her body tall and lush... she's sexy all the way.
* [[FauxActionGirl Faux Dark Action Girl]]: She's one of the Careers, who are said to have been intensely trained their whole lives for the Games beforehand and are usually the winners if nothing in the arena takes out all their food supplies at once first. However, she doesn't display any notable skills, is noted by Katniss to be an incompetent shot with a bow, and [[spoiler:gets brutally killed by tracker-jackers early on in the Games before she can actually do anything]].
** Averted at least a bit on the film, though, as she can be seen brutally attacking and killing at least a couple of Tributes.
* FemmeFatale
* MsFanservice: In-universe, this is her entire gimmick for getting sponsors.
** There is a bit of FridgeHorror to this. [[SexSlave Given what happens to the more attractive victors of the Hunger Games, and that Glimmer's prep team and mentor probably knew this]], any of her sponsors [[EntitledToHaveYou could have]] [[RescueSex an ulterior motive for helping Glimmer win the games]].
* NinjaLooting: That bow was meant for Katniss, but it doesn't stop Glimmer from claiming it when she gets there first.
* PinkMeansFeminine: In the film. As the girliest of the named female Tributes, it's fitting that her movie interview dress is this shade.
* ShesGotLegs: With its artificially high waist and short, fluffy skirt, her interview dress in the film seems calculated to make her legs look as long as possible. [[HelloNurse It works.]]
* ShipTease: With Cato, in the film.
* TykeBomb

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!! District 3 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 3 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:The girl died in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The boy survives the first day and joins with the "Career" tributes, acting as a supply guard and setting up booby traps around the area. When Katniss blows all of it up, Cato kills him in a fit of rage]].

They are played by Kalia Prescott & Ian Nelson respectively.

* ButtMonkey: The female, in the eyes of the Careers, as they laugh at her in a deleted scene. They even get her district partner to laugh at her as well!
* BladeOnAStick: The male used a spear while defending the Cornucopia.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore mustard yellow jackets.
* EvilGenius: He's not ''actually'' evil, but the boy is still recruited by the Careers to set a deathtrap with his GadgeteerGenius skills, providing a major obstacle for Katniss to overcome.
* GadgeteerGenius: The boy managed to re-arm the mines around the starting area to be used as booby traps.
* NoNameGiven
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Cato kills the boy this way.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Especially the girl.

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!! District 4 Tributes

The unnamed "Career" tributes of District 4 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:The boy died in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The girl survives the first day and joins the "Career" pack but is killed shortly after when Katniss drops the tracker jacker nest on the group.]]

They are played by Tara Macken & Ethan Jamieson respectively.

* AnAxeToGrind: The girl's WeaponOfChoice (film only).
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore seastorm green jackets.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:The girl had a tracker jacker nest dropped on her!]]
* DemotedToExtra: District 4 isn't even mentioned as a Career district in the film, and [[spoiler:the girl is simply killed in the Cornucopia instead of joining the Career "pack".]]
* NoNameGiven
* TykeBomb: Raised from childhood to fight and to kill (in the novel, at least.)
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 5 Male

The unnamed male tribute of District 5 during the 74th Hunger Games. (His partner Foxface has her own section above).

[[spoiler:He is killed in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia.]]

He is played by Chris Mark.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Foxface wore plum red jackets.
* CoolSword: His WeaponOfChoice (film only). [[spoiler:He used it to kill the District 3 female.]]
* NoNameGiven
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 6 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 6 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:They are both killed in the bloodbath at the cornucopia.]]

They are played by Kara Petersen and Ashton Moio respectively.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore tomato red jackets.
* GirlishPigtails: The girl has them.
* NoNameGiven: The male is given one in the movie, Jason.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 7 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 7 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:They are both killed in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia.]]

They are played by Leigha Hancock & Sam Ly respectively.

* AnAxeToGrind: The boy's WeaponOfChoice. (film only)
* KnifeNut: The girl's WeaponOfChoice (throwing knives, film only)
* BraidsOfAction: The girl has them (film only).
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore russet brown jackets.
* NoNameGiven
* RecurringExtra: The female appears the most of all the unnamed tributes.
* TykeBomb: The female, standing at 4'11 and having rather high odds of winning, at 7-1. She was also one of the more capable tributes in defending herself, attacking and almost killing Glimmer in the bloodbath. [[spoiler: And later being referenced as one of the mutts with "dirty blond hair" and "the ability to fight" and survived the attack.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 8 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 8 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:The boy died in the initial bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The girl survives the first day, but due to a lack of supplies, she foolishly starts a fire that allows the "Career" pack to find and attack her. She is mortally wounded, but does not die quickly, so Peeta returns and [[MercyKill Mercy Kills]] her, Katniss is close by and hears everything.]]

They are played by: Mackenzie Lintz and Samuel Tan respectively.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore goldenrod yellow jackets.
* NoNameGiven
* WeakButSkilled: They have the highest chances of winning of all the unnamed tributes. 5-1 for the female, and 3-1 for the male. They are still killed on the first day of the games.
* TooDumbToLive: As Katniss said, when the girl lights a campfire, ''at night,'' which makes her a sitting duck for the Careers who viciously attack and kill her]].
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 9 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 9 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:They are both killed in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The boy is the first tribute killed in the 74th Hunger Games in the novel, stabbed by Clove while he was fighting with Katniss over a backpack.]]

They are played by Annie Thurman & Imanol Yepez-Frias respectively.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore bottle green jackets.
* BloodFromTheMouth: The boy [[spoiler:when he gets stabbed by Clove.]]
* NoNameGiven
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 10 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 10 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:The girl died in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The boy escaped with supplies into the forest, but is killed offscreen later.]]

They are played by Dakota Hood & Jeremy Marinas, respectively.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore grey jackets.
* HandicappedBadass: In a sense, because, despite being crippled, the male managed to survive for quite some time.
* BuryYourDisabled: The boy had a crippled foot.
* NoNameGiven
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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[[folder: Past Tributes]]
!!In General
Notable tributes that participated in Games before the 74th and (with the exception of Maysilee Donner and Titus) won. Winning Games leads to a life of luxury and stability for themselves and their families, or so the Capitol would have you believe. Victors then act as mentors to the succeeding tributes from their district - it's their job to prepare them for arena and line up sponsors for them.

* TheAlcoholic: Many past victors turn to vice due to having too much time, money, and [=PTSD=] on their hands.
* BadDreams
* {{Badass}}: You'd have to be to win a Game.
* {{Broken Ace}}s: Everyone celebrates their triumph except... most of them.
* DwindlingParty: Fifty-nine victors are still alive at the beginning of "Catching Fire." [[spoiler:By the end of the next book, only seven (Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch, Johanna, Beetee, Annie, and Enobaria) are left.]]
* GildedCage: Their five-star housing and life of luxury post-Games is this. [[spoiler:The Capitol can still kill their loved ones if they don't behave.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: They've known each other for many years.
* MentorArchetype: It's their job to mentor the tributes from their district.
* PyrrhicVictory: Majority of them consider their victory as such.
* RetiredBadass: Technically all of them until the Quarter Quell comes around.
* ShellShockedVeteran: To varying degrees. How would ''you'' react if you live well, despite knowing you only got that far due to 23 (or in Haymitch's case, 47) other kids dying (some of which you watched die or killed yourself)? For bonus points, ThereAreNoTherapists.
* {{Zen Survivor}}s: In a degree.

!!Haymitch Abernathy
->''"Remember who the real enemy is."''

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Katniss and Peeta's mentor, a participant in the 50th Hunger Games (and 2nd Quarter Quell) and the only surviving victor from District 12 (the other one is dead). His duty is to give them tips on how to survive the arena, arrange deals with sponsors to get them potentially life-saving items, and other things for which you generally would prefer someone to be sober - which unfortunately is not one of Haymitch's better skills. [[spoiler:Also turns out to be a key member of LaResistance]].

Creator/WoodyHarrelson plays him in the films.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books he's described as dark haired (the "Seam look"), but in the movie he's very blond.
* TheAlcoholic
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Bickers a lot with Katniss and at one point outright tells her he would have rather focused on saving Peeta in the 74th Games but there are also moments that show that him and Katniss care deeply about each other. It's his embrace she throws herself into after winning the Games and in "''Mockingjay''" it's his arms she cries in over [[spoiler:the torture of Peeta]].
* {{Badass}}: In his Hunger Games, he was downright scary, able to take on whole squads of armed careers with a knife and win.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Has a lot of similarities to Katniss. Perversely this often results in them taking out their own self-hatred on each other.
* TheChessmaster: In ''Catching Fire'', [[spoiler:Haymitch helps orchestrate Katniss's escape from the Quarter Quell.]]
* CatchPhrase: Sweetheart.
** "Stay alive."
* CombatPragmatist: How he manages to survive the Hunger Games. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, President Snow doesn't put up with it.]]
* CuttingTheKnot: Spent his Game actually looking for the end of the arena, which probably inspired [[spoiler:the escape plan]] in Catching Fire.
* CynicalMentor: Due to dealing with the trauma from his own games coupled with years and years of watching his charges die in the arena.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: The description of him winning his games involves him outrunning someone trying to kill him while physically holding his stomach to keeps his guts from falling out.
* DrowningMySorrows: Unable to cope with the emotional fallout of having been a tribute in the Games and subsequently having to lead fresh tributes to the slaughter, he dives into a bottle. While he seems to recover somewhat during the course of series, by the end of ''Mockingjay'' he's as much of a hopeless drunk as he ever was.
* DrunkenMaster
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Subverted: He initially appears as nothing more than a drunk and occasionally violent man with little concern for anything but his alcohol, but this is mostly due to the fact that he's never gotten tributes who stood a chance. He sobers up a little once Katniss and Peeta prove they can fight, and he is quite the mentor when he is sober.
* FamedInStory: Pretty much the only celebrity District 12 has, until the 74th Games.
* FamilyOfChoice: With Peeta and Katniss.
* GeniusBruiser: In his games he ultimately won by using a quirk of the arena against his enemies, but until then he got by largely by sheer ass-kicking ability.
* GoodFlawsBadFlaws: His alcoholism, which he is able to overcome at several points in the story only to fall back into the bottle later on. [[AluminumChristmasTrees Commonly thought to be a plot hole but many alcoholics do in fact go through periods of complete sobriety followed by periods of constant drinking.]]
* GuileHero: How he won his Game -- which happened to be the Quarter Quell, where there was ''double'' the number of tributes. His tactic was to not only stay away from the majority of the fighting, but [[spoiler:to use the properties of the arena itself as a weapon.]] He imparts the first bit of knowledge to Katniss right before the games begin in earnest (IE: "get the hell away from the cornucopia bloodbath ASAP").
* HiddenDepths
* InsufferableGenius: Back in the day. Still definitely has traces of this attitude but most of it has been beaten out of him.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Katniss and Peeta. He likes Peeta best, but he and Katniss are so alike that he has an easier time understanding (and manipulating) her.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Katniss is discomfited when she watches the video of Haymitch's Game and realizes he was actually pretty handsome.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's jaded and bitter, certainly, but that's because of how many times where he's watched NonActionGuy tributes get blown up. He becomes a lot more helpful when Katniss gets fed up with his bull and proves herself having more than a snowball's chance in hell.
* KidHeroAllGrownUp: He was a winning tribute of the HungerGames as a teen but has since become a depressed alcoholic, [[spoiler: but eventually returns to heroism as a leader of the rebellion in the final book.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: He's one of the most morally upstanding characters in the setting. It's just by the time we first meet him he is so ''utterly'' broken that he just seems to be nothing more than a useless drunkard who couldn't care less about the fate of the kids under his care.
* NailedToTheWagon: Courtesy of Peeta in "Catching Fire" and of District Thirteen in "''Mockingjay''".
* TheNicknamer: Katniss is "sweetheart" and Peeta is "the boy".
* ObfuscatingStupidity: At first Katniss just assumes (like everyone else in her district) that he is nothing but a useless drunkard with no social skills. Then it's revealed that Haymitch is secretly manipulating the events of the quell to aid the rebel cause and is ''no where near'' as stupid or as useless as everyone assumes him to be... while also being a drunkard with no social skills. Although to be fair, both Katniss and Peeta had already begun to realize this. It's the Capitol who (sadly for them) does not.
* TheObiWan: Non-lethal example.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Katniss, although they both seem loathe to admit it, it is certainly there. Peeta [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by pointing out that how similar the two of them are to each other seems to be the reason they bicker so much.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Katniss and Peeta. At first it seems like he merely supports the idea of them pretending to have a romance but by the second book he seems to support the pairing for real.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: He starts off as this but progresses to CynicalMentor when he discovers that Katniss and Peeta may actually have a fighting chance, and ends up as something of a TeamDad.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: In "''Catching Fire''" he is seen playing chess with Peeta.
* SourOutsideSadInside
* TheStoic
* StoutStrength
* TeamDad: And he is a PapaWolf when you threaten or hurt his two surviving tributes.
* TricksterMentor
* TrueCompanions: With many of the victors but most importantly with Katniss and Peeta.
** [[{{Fanon}} Generally assumed]] to be the [[spoiler: [[HonoraryUncle Honorary Grandfather]] of the Mellark children in the epilogue.]]. Also somewhat of a meta example as both Lawrence and Hutcherson have referred to Harrelsson as [[HonoraryUncle Uncle Woody]] in interviews.
* TryNotToDie: His go-to advice.
* WakeUpFighting: Sleeps with a knife in his hands and if you wake him up you'd best take a step back.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Either plays this or the IndyPloy most days, assuming he's sober.

!!Gloss and Cashmere
The District 1 tributes for the Quarter Quell.
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Played by Alan Richton (Gloss) and Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere) in the film.

* AbusiveParents / MeddlingParents: Cashmere's actor, Stephanie Schlund, states that the siblings parents were extremely hard on them.
* BackToBackBadasses: They won consecutive Hunger Games, being the only known siblings to do so.
* BlondesAreEvil: Not evil, per say, they just want to live.
* BrotherSisterTeam: They're siblings who won back-to-back Games. In the film, they are shown training together.
* HelloNurse: Both are described as beautiful.
* SexSlave: [[spoiler:''Mockingjay'' implies that the stunningly beautiful Cashmere was a victim of this, alongside Finnick.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Katniss didn't spend much time with them, and didn't get to know them well.

!! Brutus
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The District 2 male tribute for the Quarter Quell.

Played by Bruno Gunn in the film.

* BaldOfEvil: Again, not evil. He just wants to get out alive.
* BigBad: Averted. Unlike Cato, Brutus is just another competitor. This is because Katniss has realized that the Careers are pawns in the Capitol's game too, and this time, she has [[PresidentEvil bigger fish to fry.]]
* BloodKnight
* TheBrute
* {{Expy}}: He's essentially Cato MKII.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's a brute.

!! Enobaria

The District 2 female tribute for the Quarter Quell.
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Played by Meta Golding.

* AdaptedOut / DeathByAdaptation: She isn't mentioned in the first ''Mockingjay'' film, implying that she may have died.
* {{Ax Crazy}}
* {{Blood Knight}}: In the film, she shows enthusiasm and gusto for returning into the arena. She's just as upset about it as everyone else, though.
* {{Dark Action Girl}}
* ManBitesMan: Her preferred method of combat -- killing people with her cosmetically-sharpened ''teeth''.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]] In the films.
* {{Token Evil Teammate}}: [[spoiler:Sorta. While never really on the good guys' ''team,'' she and [[TheOphelia Annie]] are the only Career victors still breathing at the story's end.]]

!!Lyme
A former victor from District 2 and [[spoiler:commander of the rebellion in District 2.]]

Played by Creator/LilyRabe in Mockingjay Part 1 and Creator/GwendolineChristie in the Mockingjay Part 2.

* ActionGirl: An older version as she is stated to be middle-aged and muscular.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Is stated to have an unforgettable face, but her beauty is never commented on in the books.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:It is never stated how or if she died. It is assumed she died because she was not called when President Coin called for the surviving tributes.]]

!!Wiress and Beetee
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A pair of former victors from District 3, electronics and explosives. [[spoiler:Like Johanna and Finnick, both are part of the alliance of victors whose job it is to make sure Katniss and Peeta survive the Quell.]]

Played by Amanda Plummer (Wiress) and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee).

* AmbiguousDisorder: Wiress. She acts a lot like a person with severe autism, but she might just be deeply traumatized - or just generally odd.
* BlackAndNerdy: Beetee in the film adaptations.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Wiress.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: "Tick tock." [[spoiler:The Quarter Quell arena is a clock.]]
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Beetee usually finished Wiress's sentences for her.
* GadgeteerGenius: Beetee. See TheSmartGuy. It can be assumed Wiress is this as well.
* HandicappedBadass: In the film version, though his injuries from the Quarter Quell have left him in a wheelchair, he's still every bit the engineering genius, now adding [[TheCracker Systems Cracker]] and Weaponsmith to his list of titles.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Wiress was killed in the middle of her singing "Hickory-Dickory Dock. This alerted Katniss and the others that the Careers arrived.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Called "Nuts," Wiress, and "Volts," Beetee, by Johanna.
* TheLoad: Beetee spends a lot of time in "''Catching Fire''" being carried around by Peeta (and occasionally Finnick). Subverted, though, since it's thanks to him that [[spoiler:they were able to leave the arena at all.]]
* MadnessMantra: Wiress again.
* NonActionGuy: Both Beetee and Wiress.
* OnlyOneName: Their surnames are never given; the film does give Beetee one: Latier.
* SaltAndPepper
* {{The Smart Guy}}s: Beetee in particular is described as having managed to win his Games by building an electrified trap for his competitors; he also [[spoiler:develops new weapons for the rebellion and helps cut into the Capitol's TV broadcasts so the rebels can spread their own propaganda]]. Wiress is more intuitive and able to notice things others would not much quicker.

!!Finnick Odair
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->''"It takes ten times longer to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart."''

A devilishly handsome former victor from District 4, the fishing district. Best known for being one of the youngest victors (he was fourteen at the time) and for the string of broken hearts he leaves behind him in the Capitol. Won his Games by earning so many sponsors that he earned himself an ornate trident that he used to single-handedly destroy the rest of the competition. [[spoiler:He later allies himself with Katniss and Peeta during the Quarter Quell, and turns out to be a rebel who is surreptitiously using his unique position as a former victor and quell participant to make sure the two of them survive so Katniss can become the the figurehead of the second rebellion.]]

Played by Sam Claflin in the films.

* AntiVillain: A "villain in name only" type. He only seems to be potentially villainous to Katniss at first because he's a Career, but he's actually not that bad of a guy.
* {{Badass}}: He's shown to be more than competent with his trident, and can take on opponents as easily as he can gather seafood with it.
* BetaCouple: With Annie.
* TheCasanova: His public persona. He's devastatingly loyal to Annie, though, who loves him back.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Being ripped apart by lizard muttations probably wasn't the best way to go.]]
* CurbStompBattle: His Games became one once he got his shiny new trident.
* EthicalSlut[=/=][[spoiler:HookerWithAHeartOfGold]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At no point are his lovers (besides Annie, his eventual wife) specified by gender. In her narration, Katniss refers to them as "people of the Capitol." Finnick himself refers to them as [[spoiler:"patrons."]]
* FamedInStory: One of the most popular victors.
* GallowsHumor: Literally: makes a noose and pretends to hangs himself for Katniss' amusement.
* HandsOnApproach: How he teaches Katniss how to knot.
* HiddenDepths: {{Lampshaded}} by Katniss in ''Mockingjay,'' where she lists off the various facets Finnick has shown her (smarmy heartthrob, enigmatic ally, broken man). She builds him up as a ruthless manslut, making fun of him for being a pretty womanizer and privately wary of the fact that he won his Games by being irresistible to the audience and merciless to his competitors. She respects him more as she gets to know him, seeing his playfulness when he suggests scaring Peeta awake, how he cares for Mags and Annie, and is further stunned when [[spoiler:he reveals that his 'womanizing' is just the public presentation of the fact that President Snow has been prostituting him to the highest bidder, and if he refuses, someone he loves will be killed]].
* JailBaitWait: He was fourteen when he won his games, so his fanbase had a couple of years to wait before going after him.
* LadykillerInLove: With Annie.
* TheLancer: [[spoiler:To Katniss in the Quarter Quell]].
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Johanna; Finnick is one of the only people Johanna trusts.
* MrFanservice: In-universe example; later {{deconstructed}}.
* FunPersonified: Implied to be his natural personality, when he's not in the midst of crippling depression or otherwise wearing one of his other masks. He's easygoing, likes to tease and play little jokes on people, but also prone to cracking jokes at his own expense, such as when he says he can't leave Mags because she actually ''likes'' him.
* NiceGuy: ''By far'' one of the least flawed and generally likable people in [[CrapsackWorld Panem]] whom we meet. It may seem odd at first because career tributes are typically portrayed in a more negative light, but Katniss eventually comes to realize that they are just pawns like everyone else in the Capitol's sadistic and varied games of control.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:He is killed by having his head bitten off by giant white lizard mutts in ''Mockingjay''.]]
* PrettyBoy
* ProngsOfPoseidon: His weapon of choice.
* ScarpiaUltimatum: Essentially Snow's method of [[spoiler:making sure Finnick plays along with being sold to Capitol citizens is by threatening to kill those he loves if he fails to comply]].
* SelfDeprecatingHumor: According to Katniss, this is one of his ''genuine'' charm points. He mocks his own reputation as a shallow pretty boy a couple times, such as asking Katniss if she finds him distracting after stripping down to his underwear.
* SexSlave: [[spoiler:What President Snow turned him into due to his attractive appearance. Finnick was forced to play ball when Snow threatened to murder his loved ones if he did not. Apparently, this in not all too uncommon among victors who are considered physically attractive.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Averted. Finnick is one of the only victors we meet who seems to be a relatively well adjusted individual. If you're willing to forget the fact he is a ruthless killer, he's actually not too bad a guy at his core. It's justified in that he is a Career, and therefore was not nearly as unprepared for the horror of his games as other victors from say, the lower districts were.[[spoiler:He even seems to handle [[SexSlave what happened after his games relatively well.]]]]
** ZigZagged. His original Games didn't seem to have an impact on him, but he sinks into a terrible depression after Annie is arrested by the Capitol, has trouble focusing on anything, and has a nervous breakdown over what might be happening to her after watching Katniss do the same. He seems relatively able to hold himself together, but it's a fragile thing and he does it mostly for other people's benefit. With Annie gone in "Mockingjay," he's relatively out of it, up until he realizes that he needs to help Katniss hold herself together.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Justified, as it turns out. Apparently being an extremely attractive victor has a bigger downside than you'd think.
* SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler:Gets to marry Annie and then gets to die.]]
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: How he convinces Katniss he's on her side in the film - he tells her [[spoiler:"Remember who the real enemy is."]]
* SpikyHair: Sports an anime-like hairstyle in Catching Fire. In Mockingjay, it's toned down a bit.
* StarCrossedLovers: While Katniss and Peeta are actually an aversion, Finnick and Annie play this straight. They're not allowed to be together because he's far too attractive for Snow to be able to resist turning him into a sex slave and she is too mentally unstable to be considered a suitable partner for him in public. [[spoiler:Once they are both in District Thirteen they are able to get married but they only have a short time together before he leaves to fight in the Capitol which leads to his death.]]
* SurvivalMantra: Non-verbal example: his constant knotting in the third book.
* {{Troll}}: Tries to corrupt Katniss by seductively eating sugar cubes in front of her before the Quarter Quell.
* {{Tykebomb}}: He'd qualify just for being a Career, but while most Careers volunteer at 18, Finnick is specifically singled out for winning his Games at '''14'''. In the books, Katniss says that he's one of the youngest victors ever; in the film, Haymitch says he is ''the'' youngest ever, straight-up.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Befitting his status as MrFanservice, he's constantly shirtless before the Quarter Quell.
* WartimeWedding: [[spoiler:With Annie in ''Mockingjay''. It ends tragically when he leaves [[{{Retirony}} shortly after]] only to die.]]

!!Annie Cresta
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->''"She crept up on me."''
-->-- '''Finnick''' on Annie

A past tribute from District 4, who won her Games by being able to swim to safety when the arena was flooded. Is in love with Finnick.

Played by Stef Dawson in the films.

* AdaptationDyeJob: Her seconds-long cameo in the Catching Fire film (and later confirmed in Mockingjay) shows her with red hair, as opposed to the books' brown.
* AmbiguousDisorder: While she went through a HeroicBSOD during her Games, her symptoms in the books sound an awful lot like schizophrenia.
* BetaCouple: With Finnick.
* BreakTheCutie: Her experience in the Games wasn't pleasant, to say the least, and left her shell-shocked to the point that she almost completely lost her mind.
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Annie is captured and held prisoner by the Capitol at the end of ''Catching Fire'', but she is rescued in ''Mockingjay.'']]
* FamedInStory: As all victors are.
* FreakOut: The loss of her mental stability began when she saw her district partner [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]] right in front of her, and it's only gone downhill from there.
* GreenEyes: They're described as sea-green, like Finnick's.
* HeroicBSOD: Twice: first when she witnesses her district partner being beheaded in her Games, and again when her name is drawn for the Quarter Quell. Luckily for her, [[CoolOldLady Mags]] volunteers to take her place.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Girlfriend]]: [[spoiler:Captured by the Capitol to be used as leverage against Finnick. Fortunately, the rebels save her.]]
* MeaningfulName: Annie ''Crest''a is from District 4, whose main industry is fishing.
* OlympicSwimmer: How she won her games, outswimming the other tributes.
* TheOphelia: She's presented as unstable at the best of times.
* RapunzelHair: Never specified, but twice her hair is mentioned as voluminous and very long.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Not necessarily a more ''extreme'' example than many other victors, who are just as broken after their games, but simply a more noticeable one. Haymitch [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at one point, commenting that Annie is actually ''not'' crazy, it's just that her PTSD manifests itself in a form which makes most people think she is, instead of the typical substance abuse, or reckless, self-destructive, jerkass behavior that comes to define most of the other victors.
* SoHappyTogether: She and Finnick.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:In the epilogue, we find out that Annie has given birth to Finnick's son.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: While Katniss and Peeta are actually an aversion, Finnick and Annie play this straight. They're not allowed to be together because he's far too attractive for Snow to be able to resist turning him into a sex slave and she is too mentally unstable to be considered a suitable partner for him in public. Once they are both in District Thirteen [[spoiler:they are able to get married but they only have a short time together before he leaves to fight in the Capitol, which leads to his death.]]
* WartimeWedding: [[spoiler:With Finnick in ''Mockingjay.'']]
* WeakButSkilled: We never heard of her killing anyone, but she could ''swim,'' so she outlasted everyone when the arena flooded.
** Though it is a safe bet she killed a few tributes before the death of her district partner, given that she was a career tribute.
* [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Does He See In Her]]: Out of all the rich and powerful lovers that Finnick's had, "the mad girl he left behind him" is the only one he truly loves.

!!Mags
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Finnick's partner in the Quarter Quell and previously his mentor. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep Katniss and Peeta alive during the quell.]]

Played by Lynn Cohen.

* CoolOldLady: She's 80, probably the oldest living victor.
* DeathSeeker
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:She simply kisses Finnick good-bye and walks right into the poison fog.]]
* GoOutWithASmile
* HeroicSacrifice: Took Annie's place in the Quarter Quell, knowing that the Games are a death sentence at the best of times. At her age, she doesn't stand a chance. [[spoiler:Then she makes one ''again'' when she walks into the poison fog, since Katniss is injured and Finnick isn't strong enough to carry her and Peeta.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Finnick, Katniss and Peeta, ''especially'' Finnick. Possibly to Annie.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: [[spoiler:Walks into poison fog so that Finnick can focus on rescuing Peeta instead]].
* TheLoad: She is literally The Load in ''Catching Fire'', as she is an elderly stroke victim whom Finnick carries around in the arena. She was his mentor, and volunteered as tribute to save his love, Annie. She eventually [[spoiler:gives up her own life by walking into a poisonous fog, so that Finnick will turn his efforts to protecting Katniss]].
* MoralityPet: She's the first indication that Finnick is a decent guy by the way he cares about her. Despite being a Career, he, like Katniss, values her over the younger, stronger competitors.
* NeutralFemale: Because of her age. Since she was a previous victor, though, we can assume she was an ActionGirl in the past.
* TheObiWan: She is Finnick's mentor.
* RetiredBadass
* TheVoiceless: In the film. She speaks in the book, but her speech is nearly unintelligible and Katniss speculates that she may have had a stroke at some point.

!! District 5 Tributes
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Tributes District 5 who compete in the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:The male is the first person killed in the bloodbath. The female survives, but is killed by the tidal wave the next day.]]

Played by Ivette Li-Sanchez and James Logan.

* TheAlcoholic: The male, like Haymitch and Chaff, was an alcoholic.
* DeathWail: The female screamed rather loud when the tidal wave hit.
* LegacyCharacter: Sorta, the female, like Foxface, survived the bloodbath, whist her male counterpart didn't.
* KnifeNut: The female, with throwing knives.
* NoNameGiven
* RecurringExtra: The male, along with the District 9 female, are the most seen unnamed tributes.
* VomitDiscretionShot: The camera is a too far away in the training center to show the male vomiting.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!! District 6 Morphlings
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A pair of drug addicts who compete in the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep both Katniss and Peeta alive during the quell.]]

Played by Justin Hix (the male) and Megan Hayes (the female).

* BigDamnHeroes: The female saves Peeta in the nick of time.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:The female tribute sacrifices her life to save Peeta. He feels some guilt over being saved by someone whose name he doesn't even know]].
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:Haymitch must have known that they would be able to protect Katniss and Peeta, despite how addled they were.]]
* LethalJokeCharacter: The female.
* MasterOfDisguise: The female's talent. She uses it to appear from thin air in order to protect Peeta. Haymitch said this is how both the morphlings won their games.
* NoNameGiven: Referred to only as the Male and Female Morphlings.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The female.
* WeakButSkilled
* WeHardlyKnewYe: The male is killed in the initial brawl at the Cornucopia.
* YoungerAndHipper: Despite being stated to be among the older tributes in the book, they only look about 20-30 in the movie. Justified as their actors, Justin Hix and Megan Hayes, are around that age.

!!Johanna Mason
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->''"I don't care if you're knocked up, I'll rip your throat out."''

A former arena tribute from District 7, the lumber district, who pretended to be weak and useless before ruthlessly cutting her way to victory. [[spoiler:It is later revealed that she is part of the alliance of victors whose job is to keep both Katniss and Peeta alive during the Quell.]]

Played by Creator/JenaMalone in the films.

* ActionGirl
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Appears more feminine in the film than what she's described in the books.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Can be quite snarky most of the time.
* AntiHero
* AnAxeToGrind: Her WeaponOfChoice, justified by her coming from the lumber district.
* BaldWoman: In ''Mockingjay'', likely a TraumaticHaircut in the Capitol's part.
* TheBigGuy: [[spoiler:In the Quarter Quell.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her gambit in her original Games, but ultimately she turns out to be a...
** BreakTheHaughty
* BoisterousBruiser: Jena Malone's performance has plenty of this.
* BoyishShortHair: In the books, representing her tough and haughty personality. Averted in the film.
* BrokenBird: But then again, aren't all past victors?
* ClusterFBomb: In the second film, she delivers one on live-television.
-->'''Johanna:''' The deal was that if I win the Hunger Games, I get to live the rest of my life in peace, but now you want to kill me again. Well, you know what? [beep] THAT! AND [beep] ANYONE THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT!
* ConsummateLiar: Besides her strategy in her original Games, let's take a look at her (book) interview before the Quell. She gets up on stage and talks about the '''love''' between the victors and the Capitol. If that's not a lie, coming from ''her...''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: How she won her Games. When she actually appears, [[LetsGetDangerous she drops it.]]
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:She's taken hostage by the Capitol at the end of ''Catching Fire'' and held in their captivity throughout a part of ''Mockingjay'']].
* DeadpanSnarker: "At least they'll have a hard time figuring out our plan, since we can't even understand it ourselves."
* DefrostingIceQueen: When she's introduced, she acts as little more than a {{jerkass}}. However, she becomes somewhat nicer later on, as well as more sympathetic, especially when it turns out that [[spoiler:she's one of the tributes in on the operation from District 13 to break out Katniss]].
* DontYouDarePityMe
* EarlyBirdCameo: She's named and mentioned in the first book, where Katniss recounts how she won her Games.
* ElectricTorture: Subjected to this courtesy of the Capitol.
* FamedInStory: Like all other victors.
* {{Foil}}: She's Katniss, if Katniss didn't have a younger sister to care for, right down to being the only female victor in her district. At one point, Katniss wonders if Johanna's treatment of her is what it's like to have an older sister that ''hates'' you.
* GoodIsNotNice: Being on Katniss's side doesn't stop her from being rude, insulting, and harsh.
* HatesBaths: Katniss notes in "''Mockingjay''" that Johanna never seems to shower. [[spoiler:Turns out she was tortured by being soaked in water and then given electrical shocks.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Katniss in "Mockingjay".
* HiddenDepths: Much, much more subtle than with Finnick, due her to comparative lack of attention (and [[UnreliableNarrator Katniss's initial dislike of her]]), but lines like "There's no one left that I love" have been fueling fanficcers ever since. She herself sheds a bit of light on this, when Katniss asks her point-blank why Johanna hates her so much, and she points out just how much special privilege Katniss gets for being the face of the rebellion, while Johanna has gone through ordeals just as bad or worse just to make sure Katniss was ''alive'' to be that face.
* InformedAttribute: Her intelligence and coldness was what made her win the games, but we never actually have the chance to see her use her wit (however, we do see her killing skills).
* JerkassFacade
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears a Lot]]: She dropped the (censored) ClusterFBomb on live TV.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Finnick, to the point that Katniss initially thinks that Finnick is the only reason Johanna agrees to an alliance.
* NakedOnArrival: Not exactly, but the first thing she does on-page is complain about her costume and strip down to her slippers. And then get in an elevator with Katniss and Peeta, chatting casually the whole way up.
** NakedPeopleAreFunny: In the movie this is PlayedForLaughs without any shame.
*** [[MaleGaze Peeta and Haymitch can't stop glancing at her,]] but what really makes it hilarious is [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/618d08d462dbd297d6f2b7c51638e59c/tumblr_mwuushzl0d1qgl39lo1_250.gif Katniss' expression.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Again, how she won her Games. She appeared so weak and harmless that everyone pretty much left her alone. Then she started kicking ass.
* PlotPoweredStamina: Goes nearly two whole days without sleep at the start of [[spoiler:the Quarter Quell.]]
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Usually combined with NakedPeopleAreFunny, playing on the awkwardness or absurdity of the situation.
* SkunkStripe
* TraumaticHaircut: The implied reason why she's bald in ''Mockingjay''.
* {{Troll}}: Her constant stripping off is an attempt at making Katniss feel uncomfortable.
* TwoFirstNames
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water]]: [[spoiler:In ''Mockingjay'', after going through torture at the hands of the Capitol by being soaked and then shocked, she has a fear of water]].
* WillNotBeAVictim

!!Blight
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The District 7 male for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep Katniss and Peeta alive during the quell.]]

Played by Bobby Jordan.

* DemotedToExtra: While Blight never really was important to the story, his onscreen appearance in the film is only in the interviews, and later in a passing mention by Johanna.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Blight is an illness that afflicts trees.
* MoralityPet: Makes [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Johanna]] show an unusual feeling of sadness and empathy.
* {{Perma Stubble}}: Always seen with his scruffy beard.
* RedHerring: He is made out to be a major player, but later dies offscreen.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Katniss never really gets to meet him. [[spoiler: He is later killed when he ran into the forcefield during the blood rain. Thus, he never had the chance to protect Katniss and Peeta.]]


!!Cecelia and Woof
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The District 8 tributes for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep Katniss and Peeta alive during the Quell.]]

Played by Elena Sanchez (Cecelia) and John Casino (Woof).

* AdaptationalBadass: Woof is described to be senile and fragile in the book. In the film, however, he is a lot more physically fit, justified due to his actor being a stuntman.
* BabiesEverAfter: After Cecelia won her games, she had three kids who were seen being torn from her embrace at her reaping.
* DemotedToExtra: Katniss never talks to them in the training center, nor are they mentioned when Haymitch introduces the tributes to them or the bloodbath, only being seen at the interviews and the tribute parade in the film.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:Despite not being seen much, Haymitch must have known that they could protect Katniss and Peeta throughout the quell.]]
* KnifeNut: Cecelia's knack for throwing knives scores her a 9.
* NiceGirl: Cecelia is described as being kind and motherly, which made Katniss want to be her ally.
* RedHerring: Played out to be important characters, but they die in the bloodbath.
* RetiredBadass: Both, as they were both victors. Cecelia is among the last to be killed in the bloodbath in the movie, along with the District 9 and 10 females.
* TakeCareOfTheKids: Cecelia knew she wouldn't make it out of the Quarter Quell alive.
* TooStupidToLive: Woof tries to eat poisonous bugs in the training center. Justified due to him being senile.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Both were killed in the bloodbath.

!!District 9 tributes
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Tributes from District 9, who competed in the Quarter Quell.

Played by Marian Green and Daniel Bernhardt.

* AnAxeToGrind: The female preferred axes.
* {{Badass}}: The female fought and survived against several other tributes, including Careers, before being the final tribute killed in the bloodbath. In addition, she almost killed Brutus, the biggest, strongest tribute in the Games.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Were dressed as BREAD, of all things, at the chariot rides. Justified as their district is grain. Averted in the film where they were gold-colored clothing to inspire a grain design.
* NoNameGiven
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: According to Marian Green, most of the bloodbath was cut from the film. Which mean most people won't get to see her beating the District 5 female to almost death and fighting most of the Careers and almost killing Brutus.
* RecurringExtra: The female, along with the District 5 male, are the most seen unnamed tributes.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Both were killed in the initial bloodbath.

!!District 10 tributes
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Tributes from District 10 whom participated in the 75th Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:The female is one of the last killed in the bloodbath, but the male survived until the next day, where he was mauled by a muttation only refereed to as "The Beast."]]

Played by Jackson Spidell and Tiffany Waxler.

* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: The male had to be retrieved in pieces...]]
* FieryRedhead: The female, being the only redhead of all the tributes.
* LegacyCharacter: Sorta, the male, like the previous District 10 male, survived the bloodbath, whist his female counterpart didn't.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: They were dressed in a ridiculous looking cow inspired outfit, with flaming belts, at the chariot rides, which unintentionally appeared as if the cows were broiling themselves. Averted in the movie where they're wearing Greek inspired gowns.
* NoNameGiven
* WeHardlyKnewYe
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is never shown how the District 10 male died, and his portrait is never shown in the sky in the film. It is assumed he is killed the same way he was in the novel.

!!Chaff
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A competitor in the Quarter Quell, and Haymitch's drinking buddy. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep both Katniss and Peeta alive during the Quell.]]

Played by E. Roger Mitchell.

* TheAlcoholic: ''Haymitch'' thinks he drinks a lot.
* AnArmAndALeg: Lost his hand during his Games, and refused to have it replaced after his victory.
* DirtyOldMan: Drunkenly makes out with Katniss. Haymitch and Peeta think this is hilarious, but Katniss doesn't see the funny side.
* DrowningMySorrows: He's a friend of Haymitch's. They both turned to drinking after their Games.
* HandicappedBadass
* OnlyFriend: Haymitch.
** IntergenerationalFriendship: Seems to have formed one with Peeta in the days leading up to the Quarter Quell.
* RedHerring: Haymitch goes out of his way to introduce Chaff to Katniss, suggests him as an ally, and we see him teasing her the same way her eventual allies, Finnick and Johanna, do. Chaff has absolutely no bearing on the plot despite surviving almost to the end of the Games and dies off-screen with no fanfare.
* {{Troll}}: He's in on Finnick and Johanna's pranking Katniss.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Seeder
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The District 11 female for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep Katniss and Peeta alive during the Quell.]]

Played by Maria Howell.

* CoolOldLady: Is said to be older than most of the tributes, like Mags and Woof.
* DemotedToExtra: Is only in one scene in the film, and she doesn't inform Katniss about Rue's family.
* RedHerring: Seeder seems important, as she informs Katniss that Rue's family is safe, and Katniss wants her as an ally. However, she is killed at the Cornucopia after being set up as important.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She is killed in the initial brawl at the Cornucopia.

!!Maysilee Donner
Madge's aunt, and one of Haymitch's district partners during his games [[note]]Since it was a Quarter Quell, the Capitol's gimmick that year was to reap twice as many tributes [[/note]]. Also the original owner of the mockingjay pin.

* AdaptedOut: The film series cut out the mockingjay pin's backstory.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: She and Mrs. Undersee.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Haymitch finds her just as a flock of sharp-beaked birds are finishing up with ripping out her throat.
* GenerationXerox: She was very close to Katniss's mother, a friendship Katniss and Madge would later replicate.
* PoisonedWeapons: How she got so far during her games; she fought using poison darts. She was good enough with them to be able to kill a Career.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Apparently looked a lot like Madge, her identical twin's daughter.
* TragicKeepsake: She was the original owner of the mockingjay pin, which Madge later gives to Katniss as a tribute token. It later graduates to IconOfRebellion.

!!Titus
A tribute from District 6 who went crazy and ate his fellow tributes before being killed by an avalanche.

* AdaptedOut: Was not mentioned in ''The Hunger Games'' film.
* {{Ax Crazy}}: Went insane during his games.
* ManBitesMan: Which eventually led to...
** ImAHumanitarian
* MeaningfulName: Named for Theatre/TitusAndronicus, the Shakespearean character who killed his daughter's rapists and cooked him, then served him to his own mother.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Capitol]]

!!As a whole:
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: If the story of Snow's ascension to power is anything to go buy.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Panem citizens may not be ''evil'' as much as they are ignorant, but they ''freak out'' when its [[spoiler:(falsely) revealed that Katniss is pregnant and a tribute of the slaughtering Quarter Quell.]]
* FacelessMooks: The Peacekeepers.
** Averted pretty effectively in the Books, where they are much more humanized. Several of the Peacekeepers in District 12 are given deeper characterization and the precise nature of their relationship with the population is explored in the first and second book. Mockingjay goes further and explains where they are actually recruited from.
* SilkHidingSteel: Their bizarre, effete and decadent lifestyle is backed up by overwhelming military force, an absolute disregard for human rights and futuristic weaponry.
* ThisLoserIsYou: On a societal level. Many aspects of the Capitol are satire or social commentary on the contemporary United States.
* WorldOfHam: Aside from Snow and Cinna, everyone dresses and/or acts flamboyant. This may be partly justified as most of the Capitol residents encountered in the book series are directly associated with either the fashion world or the super elite. Those who are not directly associated with show business (e.g. Snow, both Game Makers, the Peacekeepers) tend to be less flamboyant though most have at least one odd fashion or behavioral quirk (Snow's roses and possibly surgically altered lips, Seneca's beard, Cinna's eyeliner).

!!Effie Trinket

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The escort of the District 12 tributes. Though she hates being stuck with the lamest district, Effie still tackles her job (you know, bringing kids to die for the entertainment of the masses) with enthusiasm and gusto, hoping for a promotion to somewhere better.

Played by Creator/ElizabethBanks in the films.

* AffablyEvil: She's very cheerful and friendly, even though her job is, you know, to choose kids to send to their deaths.
* BaldWoman: It is revealed in ''Mockingjay'' that she's been wearing wigs.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite her ditziness she is extremely good at organising Katniss and getting her the sponsors she needs.
* CatchPhrase: "Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be EVER in your favor!"
* CharacterDevelopment: More emphasized in the films, though it's present in the books too. During the 74th reaping, she's excited and completely oblivious to how terrified and beaten down everyone else is. For the 75th reaping she ''tries'' to look appropriately excited, but the most she can manage is relief that Haymitch's name comes out of the bowl instead of Peeta's - and her face crumples when Peeta promptly volunteers in Haymitch's place. Later on, she's on the verge of tears as she hands out gold accessories to the three of them so they'll all match, insisting, "We are a ''team''!" This shows that she's come to genuinely care for Peeta and Katniss, whereas in the first film, she thought that they were going to die just like all her past tributes.
* CostumePorn
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:Effie eventually defects from The Capitol, having grown to love Peeta and Katniss.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Mockingjay''. She isn't seen till much later. Appears to not be the case in the movies however...[[http://www.hggirlonfire.com/2014/05/15/what-we-learned-from-the-mockingjay-filmmaker-roundtable-part-1/]]
* EmptyEyes: [[spoiler:Katniss notes how Effie has a "vacant look" in her eyes in ''Mockingjay'' due to the torture she suffered while being held prisoner by the Capitol.]]
* TheFashionista: Has been wearing fancy dresses in all her appearances. When she had to wear jumpsuits after she defected to District 13, she's obviously pissed off.
* FeigningIntelligence: She's probably dumber than a jar of mayonnaise, but she certainly doesn't see it that way.
-->"Everyone has their reservations, naturally. You being from the coal district. But I said, and this was very clever of me, I said, '[[CriticalResearchFailure Well, if you put enough pressure on coal it turns to pearls]]!'"
** Gets a {{callback}} in ''Catching Fire'' by an amused Peeta when he actually finds a pearl.
** At one point, Effie claims to be something of an expert in architecture. Portia only acknowledges this because the silence was getting too long.
* GenkiGirl: A grownup version.
* HiddenDepths: She seems like a frivolous, apathetic bitch at first, but soon shows that she genuinely cares for Katniss and Peeta.
** At the end of Mockingjay Part 1, [[spoiler: while Coin's giving her speech, Effie eyes her with a look that could be considered suspicious, perhaps cottoning on that Coin is not all she seems.]]
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Katniss and Peeta.
* LargeHam
* ScheduleFanatic: A mild example in ''Catching Fire''.
* SkewedPriorities: In the first movie, she's more upset that Katniss stabbed the table ("That is mahogany!") than that she almost stabbed Haymitch in the hand.
** Leans on CompletelyMissingThePoint: "Careers train for the games until they're 18, but they don't get dessert! And you do!"
* StepfordSmiler: Katniss eventually realizes that Effie's shallowness is a defense mechanism which is her way of coping with her role in the Games.
* TeamMom: To an extent. Seems more obvious in the movies.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[DyeHard Or pink, or orange, or gold.]] Justified in that they're wigs.

!!Cinna

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Katniss' soft-spoken personal stylist for the Games who quickly becomes one of her closest friends in the Capitol. He has a flair for the dramatic [[spoiler:which is in part what leads to his downfall]].

Portrayed by Lenny Kravitz in the films.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the films. His skin tone is never described in the books.
* AgeLift[=/=]DawsonCasting: Cinna is described in the book as being a young man in his twenties. In the film series, he's played by the nearly-50 Lenny Kravitz. (In fact, Jennifer Lawrence insisted on calling him "Mr. Kravitz," given [[Film/XMenFirstClass she worked with his daughter]].)
* CostumePorn: It's his job.
* CulturedBadass: Instigates a rebellion with the [[IconicOutfit power of]] ''[[ImpossiblyCoolClothes fashion]]''.
* TheFashionista: A non-camp version.
* GreenEyes: In the novel, at least.
* {{Guyliner}}: Wears gold eyeliner.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:The original Cinna was a doomed opponent of Sulla the dictator.]]
** Also, the word "Cinna" kind of sounds like "cinders."
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest, sweetest people in the CrapsackWorld that is Panem, so much that Katniss quickly grew to like him.
* OnlySaneMan: Katniss at least considers him to one when she arrive to the Capitol.
* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler:He is beaten by the Peacekeepers as Katniss is being lifted to the Quarter Quell arena, and later killed during interrogations]].
* StylishProtectionGear: The Mockingjay suit he designs for Katniss. Justified in that Katniss the "Mockingjay" is the symbol of the rebellion, and so needs to look suitably iconic.


!!Portia

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Peeta's rather level-headed stylist. [[spoiler:Is later executed on live television by President Snow to scar Peeta.]]

Portrayed by Latarsha Rose in the first film.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the films, like Cinna.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:Disappears midway through Catching Fire and is later mentioned in Mockingjay to have been killed.]]
* CostumePorn: It's her job.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: See photo.
* DemotedToExtra: While never that major of a character, in the film she is only seen in the background, with no lines.
* OnlySaneWoman: She is much more level-headed than other Capitol residents.
* TheUnreveal: It is never stated if [[spoiler:she is on the rebel's side or not.]]
* TheVoiceless: Film only, she has no lines of her own.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Does not appear in the Catching Fire film.

!!President Coriolanus Snow
->''" Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous...[A] spark is fine, as long as it's contained.....So '''contain it.'''"''

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The president of Panem. He has puffy lips and smells of blood and roses. He's not very fond of Katniss.

Creator/DonaldSutherland portrays him in the films.

* AcquiredPoisonImmunity
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: While both Coin and Snow are power-hungry villains, what makes Snow a slightly better person than Coin is that if he makes a threat or promises to do something, [[IGaveMyWord he keeps his word on it]]. Coin, on the other hand, is willing to manipulate others and lie to order gain power. [[spoiler: This led Katniss to realize that is was Coin, rather than snow who was responsible for the bombing of the Capitol's children and the death of her sister, Prim.]]
* AndStarring: The films credits him, Philip Seymour-Hoffman (Heavensbee) and Stanley Tucci (Flickerman) this way.
* AnimalMotifs: He's been described as "snake-eyed."
* AscendedExtra: In the film, although as he's the BigBad (and with all the scenes beyond Katniss' perspective), this makes a lot of sense.
* BeardOfEvil
* BigBad: Of the series. As the [[EvilOverlord leader of the totalitarian regime responsible for organizing the Hunger Games]] , he serves as the prime mover behind all the horrific events that transpire within the story.
** BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With President Alma Coin in ''Mockingjay'']]
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Has secret cameras everywhere, much to everybody's discomfort.
* TheChessmaster
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: At first. He knows that Katniss and Peeta's relationship is a ruse but lets it continue to avoid rebellion, and doesn't kill Katniss because after winning the Hunger Games that would create a martyr. Also see SomethingAboutARose.
* TheDreaded: To all the District's inhabitants in general.....''until'' witnessing Katniss's brazen defiance towards his regime.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In the film version of ''Catching Fire'', Snow eats breakfast with his granddaughter.
** [[spoiler:Of course given his [[WouldHurtAChild later]] [[HumanShield actions]], you have to wonder if he'd be willing to sacrifice her if it meant saving his position.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: A right bastard he might be, but when he gives his word, he ''keeps it''. This clued in Katniss that he [[spoiler:was telling the truth about Coin being responsible for Prim's death]].
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilVsEvil: [[spoiler:In general District 13 and the rebels seem like the grey to the capitol's black (or ALighterShadeOfGrey). But Alma Coin personally is at least as evil as Snow.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He can smile politely and say all the right words but then he will make a remark or threat that reminds you of the pure evil lurking beneath.
* HumanShield: [[spoiler:He held Capitol children in fenced outside his mansion in order to keep people from attacking him. It didn't work out the way he wanted]].
* IGaveMyWord: Unlike [[spoiler:Alma Coin]], if Snow promises to do something, he ''keeps his word''. This is one of the few redeemable traits of his character. [[spoiler:Katniss rewards him by killing Coin instead of him, though he dies from other injuries shortly thereafter.]]
* IHaveYourWife: One of the ways he tries to control [[spoiler:Finnick and Katniss]] in the third book (though it's actually "I have your [[spoiler:girlfriend/presumed husband]]).
* KlingonPromotion: Rose to power by killing his rivals and those in higher rank.
* LargeAndInCharge: In the film. Being played by 6"4" Donald Sutherland will do that to a character.
* ManipulativeBastard: Very much so.
* MeaningfulName: Named after the Shakespearian TragicHero in the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Coriolanus eponymous play.]] He shares similar traits - he cares little about the ordinary folk and wants to maintain a totalitarian state.
** His personality is also cold and icy, like snow. His hair is also white, like snow.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: His go-to solution to pretty much any problem. He needs a compelling reason ''not'' to have someone killed.
* NecessarilyEvil: His conversation with Katniss at the beginning of Catching Fire indicates that he sees himself and the Capitol as this.
* NotMeThisTime[=/=]FrameUp: [[spoiler:He was in fact innocent of the bombing of the Capitol children and then the District 13 medics, even when it seemed as though he did it because the hovercrafts with the bombs (which were really from District 13, as the Capitol had lost all of theirs during the destruction of the Nut) were emblazoned with the Capitol seal.]]
* OutGambitted: For all his talk about destroying Katniss's image so the unhappy districts would have nobody to rally behind, [[spoiler:Plutarch completely played him for a fool]].
* PragmaticVillainy: When he tells Katniss that [[spoiler:he didn't bomb Prim and the Capitol children,]] he says that he would be willing to do so and it isn't a matter of moral squeamishness on his part. He just doesn't subscribe to committing atrocities ForTheEvulz.
* PresidentEvil
* SomethingAboutARose: The smell of blood is natural, thanks to [[spoiler:not taking an antidote quickly enough after poisoning both himself and a rival.]] The smell of roses covers it up.
* SnowMeansDeath
* StraightEdgeEvil: In the movies he's the only character from the Capitol without any bizarre mannerisms or fashion accessories (until Plutarch in Catching Fire). He's said to be "above that."
* SurroundedByIdiots: Takes this attitude towards Seneca Crane during their scenes in the movie. In general he seems to dislike the hypocrisy of the system he runs, or at least get tired of it, and actually enjoys the company of those, like Plutarch and Katniss, who share his cynicism.
* ThisCannotBe: Has this reaction when Katniss [[spoiler:destroys the Arena of the Third Quarter Quell]].
* VillainousBreakdown: See ThisCannotBe above. [[spoiler:After that happens and he finds Plutarch gone, he totally shuts down. For once, he has no options on what to do.]]
* VillainsNeverLie: See IGaveMyWord. He actually ''has'' lied in the past: just never when he says something with a promise attached to it. When he promises something, he feels bound to it.
* VillainsOutShopping: In the second film, he's shown enjoying a cup of tea and having breakfast with his granddaughter.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Lack of freedom notwithstanding, he seems quite popular among the Capitol's decadent inhabitants due to the high standard of living they enjoy under his leadership.
* WorthyOpponent: DonaldSutherland says that this is how he views Katniss after she successfully defies the Capitol in the 74th Hunger Games and sparks a rebellion. Some of his dialogue in the books indicates this sort of attitude as well.
-->'''President Snow''': "My dear, I think we can make this so much simpler, if we agree not to lie to each other."
* WouldHurtAChild: He says so himself that he's not above hurting children to get what he wants. And of course, his government does run the games.

!!Venia, Octavia, and Flavius
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Katniss' prep team from the Capitol. Their job is to pretty her up for public appearances. [[spoiler:After the 75th Quarter Quell, they are the last surviving prep team, as all others were murdered by the Capitol.]]

Played by Kimiko Gelman (Venia), Nelson Ascencio (Flavius) and Brooke Bundy (Octavia).

* AdaptedOut: Venia doesn't appear in the film of ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'', and none of the three appear in ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay''.
* AscendedExtra: With each book, they become more and more prominent, before eventually [[spoiler:being the last surviving prep team after the Quarter Quell.]] In the ''Catching Fire'' film, Octavia and Flavius get much more screen time than in ''The Hunger Games'' film. Averted in ''Mockingjay'', in which they appear to have been AdaptedOut.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Octavia's skin is dyed light green. Averted in the movie, where her skin is normal.
* BreakTheCutie: In ''Mockingjay.''
* {{Chatty Hairdresser}}s: Their chatter actually hinted Katniss on potential uprisings in Districts 3, 4 and 8.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All three.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:They are captured and brought to District 13 and tortured, but their sheer love for Katniss makes them defect against the Capitol, instead of running back and informing them.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In the film. They show up, but their names aren't mentioned and they only have a brief appearance. They have a bit more to do in ''Catching Fire''.
* {{Determinator}}: Venia powers on alone to fix Katniss once Flavius and Octavia are sent away to prevent from upsetting Katniss.
* FacialMarkings: The gold tattoos above Venia's eyes.
* HiddenDepths: All three of them are very enthusiastic to learn how Mrs. Everdeen styles Katniss' hair-- they pay strict attention to her and seem to respect her ability. Flavius and Octavia are very fond of Katniss and can't hide their emotions when Katniss is being sent to the 75th Hunger Games. Venia is, too, but as Cinna absolutely forbade them from crying, once Flavius and Octavia are sent away to keep from upsetting Katniss, Venia powers on through to finish her work alone, then tells Katniss that it was a privilege to make her look her best.
* LastOfTheirKind: [[spoiler:They are the only remaining prep team to survive the Second Rebellion.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Venia strangely doesn't appear in the ''Catching Fire'' film.
* {{Wide Eyed Idealist}}s: Even though they're overprivileged and shallow Capitol residents, Katniss still finds them sympathetic because of their innocent outlook.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Venia has aqua hair, Flavius has orange corkscrews in his. While Venia's roots grow out, showing hers is dyed, Flavius's remains mostly unchanged, suggesting his is natural. Octavia wears a curled pink wig in ''The Hunger Games'' film, but wears her natural brown hair in ''Catching Fire.''

!!Lavinia
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Katniss' Avox (essentially a slave) during the 74th and 75th Hunger Games. [[spoiler:Katniss had met her previously, where she was running away from the Capitol with another boy. While the boy was killed, she was turned into an Avox. After the 75th Hunger Games, she and fellow Avox Darius were taken hostage by the Capitol, and tortured and killed in front of Peeta.]]

Played by Amber Chaney.

* BodyHorror: In the process to become an Avox, she had to get her tongue cut out.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Was electrocuted with extremely high and painful voltages.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In both films. In the first film, she shows up in a single scene in the background. Happens again in ''Catching Fire'', where she is [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140323224423/thehungergames/images/2/23/AvoxCatchingFire.jpg wearing a face mask and white clothing behind Peeta.]]
* MadeASlave: Avoxes are the slaves of Panem.
* NoNameGiven: In ''The Hunger Games'' and ''Catching Fire'' she is simply know as the Avox girl. In ''Mockingjay'', Peeta says her name was Lavinia.
* TheVoiceless: Getting your tongue cut out does that... [[spoiler:However, before she was taken by the Capitol, she screamed the the boy's name that she was with.]]

!!Seneca Crane
->''"Everyone likes an underdog!"''

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The Head Gamemaker of the 74th Hunger Games. He orchestrates everything that happens in the arena except for the actions of the tributes themselves (and even sometimes, he controls that). [[spoiler:He ends up executed because of his allowing for two winners instead of one as planned.]]

Portrayed by Wes Bentley in the first film.

* AscendedExtra: In the film. In the book, he's not identified by name, let alone singled out by appearance; he was first mentioned as the Head Gamemaker in the second book [[spoiler:well after his death.]]
* BeardOfEvil
** WeirdBeard: In the film, he has a very strangely designed beard that became a MemeticMutation.
* DamnedIfYouDoDamnedIfYouDont: He ended up being forced to [[spoiler:let both District 12 tributes become Victors]] because if he didn't, there would be no Victor at all, which would have been a colossal failure on his part. This decision leads to [[spoiler:his execution between the first and second books and his implied forced suicide at the end of the movie]].
* TheDragon: To President Snow in the first film.
* TheHeavy: Of the first film.
* PunchClockVillain: He's not quite as evil as his boss, the tyrannical President Snow, as evidenced when he gives Katniss the top score of 11/12 because: "Well, she deserved it". In stark contrast to his highly sinister appearance, he is little more than a shallow opportunist who views the Hunger Games primarily as a tool for advancing his career.
* SlaveToPR: Most of the decisions Seneca makes regarding the Games is a result of him trying to appeal to what the masses would like. [[spoiler:Ends up being his FatalFlaw.]]
* SmugSnake: WordOfGod states he really has no idea what the true purpose of the games are or the ramifications of what occurs in them. He's just in it for the show biz.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Snow orders his execution over the [=74th=] Hunger Games debacle.

!!Plutarch Heavensbee
The Head Gamemaker of the 75th Hunger Games. He has a fascination with clocks, which becomes a key point in his design of the arena for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:He's later revealed to be an important member of LaResistance.]]
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Portrayed by Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman in the films.

* AndStarring: The films credits him, Donald Sutherland (President Snow) and Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman) this way.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler:Averted.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: He remains nameless in ''The Hunger Games'' as the seemingly random Gamemaker who knocks over the punch bowl when Katniss shoots an arrow through an apple in a roasted pig's mouth. In ''Catching Fire'' he's promoted to Head Gamemaker, and at the end is [[spoiler:revealed to be a ReverseMole and working for the rebels.]] His role is greatly expanded in Mockingjay.
* TheChessmaster: In the films, best summed up in his line about "moves and countermoves". [[spoiler: A deleted scene shows him rigging the 75th Hunger Games[=/=]3rd Quarter Quell, ostensibly to fulfill Snow's desire to have Victors kill each other and defeat the nascent rebellion by shattering bonds between Victors in particular and districts in general. The result is the opposite, as most of the Victors join the alliance set up by Haymitch to protect and rescue Katniss and Peeta and take the fight to the "real enemy".]]
* TheDragon: In the film version of ''Catching Fire'' especially, as he advises Snow frequently and Snow clearly trusts him greatly [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole and wrongly.]]]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:His watch has a Mockingjay on it. He's later revealed to be working for the rebels who have adopted the Mockingjay as their symbol.]]
* TheHeavy: In ''Catching Fire'', being the Head Gamemaker for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Subverted, as he's a ReverseMole]].
* InMemoriam: Phillip Seymour-Hoffman was honored in the CBB of ''Mockingjay'' part 1 (and presumably part 2).
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Despite being on the side of the "good guys", he's ok with sacrificing some lives to achieve the goals of the rebellion]].
* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler:As Head Gamemaker of the 75th Hunger Games.]]
* MeaningfulName: Named after Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus also known as Plutarch, who was an essayist and historian in ancient Rome. This is fitting since Heavensbee is the source of many comments about the old world such as [[spoiler:the plans for the new government being a republic.]] Heavensbee points out that this has worked in the past. Heavensbee also makes several references to ancient Rome, such as when he throws out the phrase "panem et circenses" meaning bread and circuses, when describing the Capitol. It was used in ancient Rome in pretty much the same way, as Heavensbee points out.
* MrExposition: Happens a number of times.
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: He's actually a rebel agent and helps orchestrate the escape of Peeta, Finnick, Johanna, Katniss, Beetee and Wiress. Unfortunately, Wiress is killed and only Katniss, Beetee and Finnick are saved.]]

!!Caesar Flickerman
->''"So Peeta. Tell me. Is there a special girl back home? "''

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Host of The Hunger Games, famous for [[KaleidoscopeHair dyeing his hair a new color]] for each iteration. His main concern is keeping the televised interviews light and upbeat. His co-host and announcer is Claudius Templesmith.

Portrayed by Creator/StanleyTucci in the films.

* AndStarring: The films credits him, Donald Sutherland (Pres. Stone) and later Phillip Seymour-Hoffman (Heavansbee) this way.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Constantly lets out this irritatingly jubilant guffaw in the films.
** EvilLaugh: The man doesn't seem to have a truly ''evil'' bone in his body, but the laugh Stanley Tucci gives him in ''Catching Fire'' sounds like a standard "mwahahaha" kind.
* AntiVillain: Caesar's aggressively feel-good interview style puts emphasis on the strengths of his guests, ultimately bringing out the best in the tributes. Also, Katniss notes her belief that Caesar stays positive so that the tributes don't flub the interview and lose sponsors. In a way, Caesar does his best so every Tribute actually stands a chance of winning.
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: His grinning mug appears on in-universe toothpaste ads used to promote the film.
* FunPersonified: Though by ''Mockingjay Part 1'', he's clearly having a hard time keeping it up, especially in his "[[PropagandaMachine interviews]]" with [[spoiler:Peeta.]]
* TheHost: An amalgam of every obnoxious daytime TV host on earth.
* LargeHam
* ManipulativeBastard: If he wants something out of his guests' mouths, he knows how to get it.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Although 24 years have passed since the Second Quarter Quell, he looks the exact same when he interviews the tributes for the 74th Hunger Games. This is achieved through massive amounts of cosmetic surgery, common among Capitol citizens.
* PerpetualSmiler
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: For the 74th Hunger Games, at least; for the 75th Hunger Games his hair is lavender.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate after [[spoiler:the Capitol falls to the rebellion is left unmentioned]].

!!Romulus Thread
Cray's replacement as Head Peacekeeper. He may hail from District 2, as Roman names are common both at the Capitol and District 2 and most Peacekeepers hail from the latter as well.
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Portrayed by Patrick St. Espirit in the second film.

* ATasteOfTheLash: He reinstitutes whippings as punishments.
* TheBrute
* ChewingTheScenery: In the film:
-->'''Thread:''' ''CLEEEEAR THE SQUAAAARE! YOU ARE ALL UNDER CURFEW! ANYONE ON THE STREET AFTER DARK WILL BE [[PunctuatedForEmphasis SHOT! ON! SIGHT!]]''
* GutturalGrowler: How St. Espirit portrays him.
* MookLieutenant
* ReplacementGoldfish: to Cray
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is unknown if he was present [[spoiler:during the bombardment of District 12, and if he was if he survived it.]]
** In the movie, [[spoiler: Gale mentions that the Peacekeepers left before the bombing.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Hits Katniss across the face with his whip when she tries to intervene during his whipping of Gale.

!!Cressida
A director from the Capitol assigned to document Katniss [[spoiler:once the rebellion begins]].
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Played by Creator/NatalieDormer in the film series.

* BaldWomen: Complete with green vines. In the film only part of her head is shaved
* DefectorFromDecadence: She defects from the Capitol sometime before the events of ''Mockingjay''.
* IntrepidReporter: Has shades of this, although her main job is to create propaganda.
* OlderAndWiser: And she uses this knowledge to try and help Katniss any way she can.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: Of her original camera crew, only her and Pollux survive.]]

!!Messalla
Cressida's assistant. He is described as a young man with multiple piercings.
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Played by Evan Ross in the films.

* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Practically had his skin melted off before he died.]]
* DisasterScavengers: This was his most useful ability, to scavenge food in abandoned houses.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Defects from the Capitol along with Cressida.
* NumberTwo: To Cressida

!!Castor and Pollux
Cressida's cameramen who are both brothers. Pollux is also an Avox.
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Played by Wes Chatham (Castor) and Elden Henson (Pollux) in the films.

* DefectorFromDecadence: They both defect from the Capitol along with Cressida.
* MadeASlave: Pollux worked in the Capitol's underground sewer system during his time as an Avox.
* MeaningfulName: Castor and Pollux are in Roman and Greek mythology. Similar to their tale, Castor [[spoiler:dies in Mockingjay]] while Pollux [[spoiler: survives]].
* TheVoiceless: Pollux, due to being an Avox.

!!Tigris
A former Hunger Games stylist who now spends the rest of her days in a dilapidated fur underwear shop deep within the Capitol. She has altered herself to look like a tiger.

Played by Eugenie Bondurant in the Mockingjay films.

* AnimalMotifs: Her entire face is shaped like a tiger's face, and even acts like one as well, which Katniss concludes is too weird even by Capitol standards.
* FacialMarkings: She has black and gold tiger stripes tattooed onto her face.
* MeaningfulName: Tigris is Latin for Tiger.

!!Fulvia Cardew
A rebel and Plutarch Heavensbee's right hand woman.

It is unknown whether she'll be in the film or not.

* FacialMarkings: She has tattoos of silver flowers on her cheeks.
* NumberTwo: To Plutarch

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![[spoiler:District 13]]

!!President Alma Coin
The [[spoiler:president of District 13]].
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Slated to be portrayed by Creator/JulianneMoore in the Mockingjay films.

* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With President Snow.]]
* TheChessmaster
* DistaffCounterpart: To President Snow.
* GrayEyes: The second type - she's stern, strong-willed, and willing to hurt people to get what she wants.
* GenghisGambit: [[spoiler:In order to rally the people in the Capitol on her side and end things early, Coin blows up a bunch of children and makes it look like Snow is responsible. It works, initially.]]
* IronLady
* LaResistance
* LadyOfWar
* ManipulativeBitch
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:She and Snow are two sides of the same coin. Plus Alma means "soul" in Spanish- further showing that her soul has two sides.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Katniss ultimately decides she's every bit as bad as Snow.
* PunnyName: [[spoiler:President]] Coin. Think about it.
* PresidentEvil
* ShootTheHostage: [[spoiler: She orders a bombing attack on children being used as human shields by President Snow - and makes it appear that the attack was initiated by Snow, in order to destroy any remaining public support for Snow's regime]].
* SmugSnake: Again similar to Snow.
* TheUriahGambit: Tries this. It fails.
* WalkingSpoiler:Discussing her in any way requires giving away that [[spoiler:District 13 is still around and going]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Claims to be one, and goes to very extreme measures, like having children killed, so that she can overthrow the Capitol.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Doesn't do it directly herself, but she has Capitol children ''blown up'' to make it look like Snow was behind their deaths]].
** [[spoiler:It's also implied that she sent Prim to the front lines of the rebel medics, who were allowed past the barricade to treat the injured children and were subsequently blown up as well, just so she could have Katniss's support.]]

!!Boggs
[[spoiler:Coin's right-hand man and leader of Squad 451.]]
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Played by Mahershala Ali in the films.

* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Katniss. It takes a while for her to warm up to him, though.
* NumberTwo: To [[spoiler: Coin's PresidentEvil.]]
* ScaryBlackMan

!!Leeg 1 and 2
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A pair of twin sisters living in [[spoiler:District 13 and are members of the rebels and Squad 451.]]

Played by Misty (Leeg 1) and Kim (Leeg 2) Ormiston.

* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: The group calls them Leeg 1 and 2 because of it. However, Katniss notes that Leeg 1 has "weird yellow flecks in her eyes," making it easier for her to distinguis the two.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Leeg 2's death broke Leeg 1.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Leeg 2 was the first member of [[spoiler:Squad 541 to die due to a poison dart activating accidently, killing her.]] Leeg 1 [[spoiler:died along with Lieutenant Jackson from the Meat Grinder pod.]]

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!!Katniss Everdeen
->''"If we burn, you burn with us!"''

[[TheHero Our hero]], aged sixteen from District 12, the poorest of the twelve (remaining) districts. After [[DisappearedDad losing her father]] when she was only eleven, she managed to bring her family back from the brink of starvation almost single-handedly by hunting in the woods outside her district. When her little sister Prim's name is drawn in [[LotteryOfDoom the reaping]] to join [[DeadlyGame the Hunger Games]], Katniss steps up to take her place, unwittingly setting off a chain of events that will soon engulf all of Panem.

She's portrayed by Creator/JenniferLawrence in the films.

* ActionGirl[=/=]{{Badass}}: Expected, as a participant in [[spoiler:and winner of]] the Hunger Games. Like all the tributes, she received four days of training on top of being an excellent hunter after learning to provide for her family.
* ActionGirlfriend: Is this to Peeta's NonActionGuy in the second book.
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Averted. For all the detail in which she describes her various dresses, outfits, and hair styles, her shoes usually only get a cursory mention, if that. Well, except for her favorite hunting boots.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She is very composed and distant. Lampshaded in the second film.
* [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl Always Save The Boy With The Bread]]: Continuously prioritizes Peeta's survival over what's best for her own survival, the rebellion and her squad. Even after [[spoiler:he's been hijacked into hating her and she believes she can never be with him.]]
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Like Gale, described as "olive-skinned" with black hair. In the movie, [[RaceLift played by the white (and brown haired in the first movie while black haired in the second) Jennifer Lawrence]].
* AngstComa
* AnimalMotifs: From ''Catching Fire'' onwards, she's strongly identified with mockingjays. She received a pin of one early in ''The Hunger Games'' and it became her symbol.
* AnOddPlaceToSleep: In "''Mockingjay''" she'll frequently hide away in closets or storage rooms and end up falling asleep.
* {{Anti Hero}}ine: [[PragmaticHero The pragmatic kind.]] And also an example of the [[NeutralGood good]] kind.
* ArcherArchetype: She relies on her bow to hunt, survive, and lead. Katniss has strong and independent survivalist instincts due to her difficult past and is good at thinking outside the box. She is not socially adept and has a hard time making friends due to the emotional strain on her life which has made her hard and cold. She is usually very logical.
* ArcSymbol: Fire is strongly associated with her throughout the story. Of course, fire usually represents revolutions, even in real life, so it fits.
* ArrowsOnFire
** They can also conduct lightning in the second book.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: As much as she bickers with Haymitch and as angry as she is with him in ''Mockingjay'' they still have moments that show how much they've grown to care about one another. For example it's his arms she cries in over [[spoiler:Peeta's torture]].
* BabiesEverAfter: This was initially planned as part of continuing her and Peeta's ruse for the sake of the Capitol. [[spoiler: When they do have children, it's because they want to.]]
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: [[spoiler: Sort of -- it's less "babies make everything better" and more "babies make life somewhat more bearable".]]
** [[spoiler:Or, from another perspective, "now that things are better, we can celebrate with babies". Katniss had sworn never to have children because she could never see them grow up in the [[CrapsackWorld crapsack world]]. Her choosing to have children means that she believes that things are better now.]]
* BadLiar: According to Peeta. "Never gamble at cards. You'll lose your last coin." [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] later on, when she gradually becomes more effective at fooling people -- starting with Peeta himself in the form of their initial romance.]]
** This also makes her conversations with Snow all the more threatening for her.
* BeautifulDreamer
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: After the games she finds that her hearing in her left ear is restored. Her skin's perfection, smooth and glowing with no burns, scars or anything. Peeta on the other hand has his lower leg replaced with a metal and plastic device.
** Possibly Subverted in Mockingjay, as her mental condition is such that she might just be seeing things through the lens of PTSD.
* BigEater: Katniss appreciates good food due to living on such simple fare at home. She deliberately gorges herself before the second Hunger Game to get some energy reserves.
* BigSisterInstinct:
** She cares about her sister so much that not only did she volunteer to take her sister's place in the games, but she submitted her name into the reaping multiple times to get her family more food so her sister wouldn't have to submit her own name.
** While she was in the games Katniss thought how her sister has multiple people who will make sure she's taken care of but Rue has no one to take care of her. Rue and Katniss teamed up and blew up the other's supplies. [[spoiler:Katniss tried to save Rue but she was too late. She killed the guy who killed Rue, sang to her as she died, and buried her in flowers.]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: Her and Gale, both rebellious against the Capitol's regime but still working on providing for their families. Through illegal hunting, of course.
* BraidsOfAction: She wears these a lot, and isn't seen with her hair down during the Games. It's a simple and practical hairstyle for living in a forest.
* BreakTheCutie: Pretty much the gist of the trilogy. Watch as a young girl is given Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and watch as she's forced to keep on chugging as other characters decide that she's too important to whatever is going on to be allowed to recover from her shell shock, exacerbating it at every given opportunity.
** President Snow was planning on making her an Expy of Evits, but her lack of cooperativeness forced him to try to eliminate her.
* BrokenBird:
** She starts out as one due to her father's death and having to be her family's main source of financial support but after the Games it turns UpToEleven.
** Taken to a rather ''[[AnimalMotifs literal]]'' extent several times throughout the series, especially in ''Mockingjay'', which even includes a sequence in which Katniss hallucinates herself as a bird whose feathers and wings are burned off.
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: In the first book, [[spoiler:Katniss is blown back by the explosion she sets off destroying the Careers' supplies and is rendered completely deaf in her left ear. Unable to escape, she only survives by hiding right under their noses.]] However, it's completely outdone in [[spoiler:the Quarter Quell, when Katniss nearly kills herself breaking the force field over the arena]].
* CantHoldHisLiquor: She gets dizzy from just half a glass of wine in the first book, and a few gulps of white liquor in the second. Justified as these were her first times having alcohol.
* CelibateHeroine: Seeing the horror of the Hunger Games is enough to make her call off marriage and children, because they would just end up in the reaping and possibly as tributes. And this was before she ever participated herself. Later averted, but it still takes [[spoiler:15 years, the Hunger Games being abolished and a lot of love from Peeta to change her mind]].
* TheChosenOne: Treated this way by the rebellion.
** Unfortunatelyalso the reason why many rebe.s were killed off.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and Peeta wore coal black jackets.
* CombatPragmatist: Increasingly becomes this as the novels progress, though moreso during the games.
* TheComicallySerious
* CommitmentIssues: The reason why she keeps Peeta at arm's length is that she is determined to never fall in love, get married and have children. The reason is implied to be a combination of not wanting to be a parent on Reaping Day and not wanting to end up like her mother, who broke down completely when her husband died.
** In "''Catching Fire''" it's Katniss who suggests that she and Peeta get married but it's not because of romantic desire but rather a desperate attempt at keeping Snow happy. Peeta agrees, but not very happily.
* CoolBigSis: To Prim and Rue.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: In the second film, as [[spoiler:she is hoisted from the burning wreckage of the Arena by a resistance hovercraft]].
* TheCynic: In contrast to Peeta's idealism, Katniss's utter lack of faith in people at the series' start is particularly grim.
* DaddysGirl
* DeadpanSnarker: Has her moments. Especially when bantering with Finnick.
-->'''Finnick''': You can swim, too. Where did you learn that in District Twelve?
-->'''Katniss''': We have a big bathtub.
* DebtDetester
* DeclarationOfProtection: Towards Prim, which sets the plot in motion.
** Towards Peeta in the second book.
* DespairEventHorizon: Toes the line in ''Catching Fire'' when she realizes Haymitch only kept his promise to Peeta. Pushed over the edge after [[spoiler:[[DoomedHometown District Twelve is nuked]]]]. She gets a bit better over the course of ''Mockingjay'', but gets hit ''hard'' again after [[spoiler:Prim's death]].
* {{Determinator}}
* DidTheyOrDidntThey: In "''Mockingjay''" [[spoiler:she and Peeta have a sex scene that's so discreet it left many wondering if they had sex at all.]]
* DisappearedDad: Her father died in a mining accident.
* EmotionlessGirl: In the second and third books, thanks to her trauma from the first.
* EmpathicWeapon: The Mockingjay bow.
* FamedInStory: Becomes one of the biggest celebrities in Panem.
* FamilyOfChoice: In the end her family consists of Peeta and Haymitch, not her parents or her sister. Partly justified in that [[spoiler:her father died when she was a child, Prim died at the end of ''Mockingjay'' and her mother, already struggling with depression since her husband's death, couldn't recover enough from Prim's death to come back to District 12 with Katniss.]]
* FireForgedFriends: With Johanna Mason in ''Mockingjay.''
* [[FirstGirlWins First Boy Wins]]: [[spoiler:She met Peeta first, he declared his feelings for her first and she never did develop romantic feelings for Gale.]]
* FlirtingUnderFire: Builds her romance with Peeta during the Hunger Games.
* FoodPorn: Katniss's narration includes full descriptions of everything she eats, since she's such a BigEater and has spent so long without good food.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Katniss was just another player, facing a one in twenty-four chance of staying alive longer than everyone else, but by the end of the series, she is [[spoiler:the face of the revolution, playing a role in the deaths of two corrupt Presidents of Panem]].
* GenerationXerox:
** Katniss' father [[spoiler:fell in love with a merchant girl,]] Katniss herself [[spoiler:fell in love with a merchant boy.]]
** Not just that, this trope is doubled! [[spoiler:Peeta meets Katniss when they are both children, after Peeta's father points her out to Peeta. Turns out, Peeta's dad wanted to marry Katniss' mother but she ended up falling in love with a miner. Peeta promptly falls in love with Katniss.]]
** She's also inherited her father's hair, skin, eye color and singing ability, as well as his love for hunting and being out in the woods.
* GlassCannon
* GoKartingWithBowser: Regularly sells her rabbits and squirrels to the Peacekeepers at the Hob.
* GrayEyes: Type 2 (characterizing her as cold and strong-willed).
* GrowOldWithMe: Given how long her life-expectancy was when she volunteered to take Prim's place in the first book the epilogue can be seen as this.
* HairContrastDuo: Is the bitter, cynical, stoic brunette to Peeta, Madge, and Prim's kinder, more approachable, sweeter blonde.
* HairyGirl: Katniss is mentioned as having hairy legs, though it's brought up more for the sake of a PainfulBodyWaxing scene.
* {{Hallucinations}}: In her first Games, courtesy of tracker jacker venom.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Oddly, in spite of everything she and Peeta go through, with both having gone through massive amounts of [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction junction]], being saddled with tons of psychological trauma from going through the games ''twice,'' losing almost everyone they are close to, participating in and being the figureheads of a revolution that nearly destroys [[CrapsackWorld what little remains of human civilization]], and, in Peeta's case, [[ColdBloodedTorture cold blooded torture]] and [[MindRape mind rape]], she and Peeta still seem to end up this way. In fact, it's heavily implied that the only reason ''either'' of them is still functional is because of the other. The same goes for Haymitch, in a non romantic way.]]
* HeartbrokenBadass: In "''Mockingjay''" after [[spoiler:Peeta has been hijacked into hating her. She takes the loss of his love so hard that she almost begins to hate him for not loving her anymore.]] Still stays very badass though.
* HeroicBSOD: A minor one towards the end of ''Catching Fire'' that starts to resolve during ''Mockingjay'', only to implode and go supernova with [[spoiler:Prim's death]].
* HeroicNeutral: She really isn't interested in becoming a symbol or sparking a revolution. She just wants to keep her family safe and keep her head down.
* HeroicSacrifice: What volunteering for her sister was intended to be, as she knew her chances of getting out of the Games alive were extremely slim. She does make it out, though.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: They don't actually attend high school but she and Peeta begin their romance at age sixteen. [[spoiler:It lasts for the rest of their lives.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: One of her biggest flaws. Quite simply, she has a nasty habit of always assuming the worst of everyone she meets when these people ironically often end up saving her life and or genuinely caring about her. Her trust issues mostly stem from her childhood trauma of never having anyone to be there for her and in turn having to be there for her younger sister.
* TheHunter: After President Snow in ''Mockingjay''.
* IconOfRebellion: The mockingjay pin, and eventually Katniss herself.
* ImprobableAimingSkills
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The other tributes saw her as being this in the second Games. Cue Finnick, Johanna, and Chaff trolling her and trying to 'corrupt' her.
* IneffectualLoner
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Once she finds out [[spoiler:she'll be headed for another Hunger Games in the Quarter Quell]]
* InsecureLoveInterest: Believes that she doesn't deserve the love of someone like Peeta. Haymitch agrees with her.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Haymitch, Mags and Effie.
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Peeta.]]
** [[spoiler:A second one in ''Mockingjay'', with Plutarch getting her off the hook for killing President Coin.]]
* ItGetsEasier: Trope personified, as she goes from being concerned about killing for the first time, to Mockingjay [[spoiler:in which she kills unarmed people in cold blood while plotting the assassination of Snow; most disturbingly, it gets to the point where she murders an unarmed woman and proceeds to ''forget about it'' until she is finally reminded by a TV image of the dead woman; and even then, she brushes it off]].
* JabbaTableManners: She deliberately starts eating with her fingers and wiping them on the tablecloth after Effie makes an insensitive comment about the previous tributes' table manners.
* JadeColoredGlasses:
** Most people who grow up in the Seam wear them.
** Most victors, too.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She admits herself that she's not very friendly. There are quite a few times throughout the series where she has angry/rude outbursts. But they are often caused by the various stressful situations she's thrown into and the CrapsackWorld she lives in. Regardless, she still has a kind heart and would sacrifice anything in order to protect the people that she loves.
* KnightInSourArmor
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Believes this to be her relationship with Gale in the first book. Turns out it's not quite so simple. [[spoiler:However it remains an unrequited love from Gale's side.]]
* LoveHurts: One of the two main reasons why she's so reluctant to admit to herself that she's falling in love. She ends up being proven right, too. [[spoiler:The loss of Peeta's love in the third book hurts her very deeply.]]
* MakeOutKids: She and Peeta play this trope up for all it's worth during the Victory Tour.
* MamaBear: Towards Prim and Rue.
* MandatoryMotherhood: It's implied that President Snow expects her to bear Peeta's children as a means of being able to control her.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: To both Peeta and Gale. Peeta eventually calls her on it.
* MeaningfulName:
** Katniss is a real plant. Its common name is "Arrowhead" (and its scientific name is ''Sagittaria'', which means 'archer' in Latin).
* MoreHeroThanThou
* NoSocialSkills: Something that Haymitch frequently mocks Katniss over is her lack of people skills.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Spends most of the third book being in talks to get in line with the revolution.
* ObliviousToLove: Cannot see that Gale and Peeta clearly love her until they outright state it to her. Even for Peeta, it took some time for her to realize after he blatantly says it.
* TheOphelia: [[spoiler:After killing Coin in Mockingjay]]
* PregnantBadass: In ''Catching Fire''... or so Peeta would have you believe.
* PluckyGirl
* PromotionToParent
* PunnyName: An archer named after a plant also known as arrowhead.
* RebelliousRebel: She doesn't exactly agree with Coin on a few matters, [[spoiler:to the point where she ends up killing Coin at the end of Mockingjay]]. When asked to become a mascot [[spoiler:for the rebels]], she only accepts after setting some terms [[spoiler:to keep Peeta safe]]. Her inability to follow orders is a major underpinning of the third novel.
* RedBaron: Starting in the first book, it's "Girl on Fire" because of her entrance in the Tribute parade. Afterward it becomes "Mockingjay".
* RoguishPoacher: Illegal hunting to feed starving family and stick it to TheMan? Check.
* [[SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld Save The Mockingjay, Save The World]]: Especially apparent in "''Catching Fire''".
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: A different interpretation of the word "connections" in this case, but the reason she hasn't been tossed in a cell for illegally hunting the District 12 wildlife isn't because of any particular skill at evading the Peacemakers. It's because the Peacemakers are also her customers.
* SelfSacrificeScheme: Her goal in "''Catching Fire''" is to save Peeta at the cost of her own life and she's well aware that by martyring herself she might be of better use to the rebellion than if she lives.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Already is one after the events of the first book. Then, she goes through even worse things.
* ShoutOut: Name serves as one to Bathsheba Everdene from Thomas Hardy's ''Literature/FarFromTheMaddingCrowd''.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: [[spoiler:This becomes the reason why she ultimately chooses Peeta over Gale]].
* SmittenTeenageGirl: The role Katniss plays for the cameras. Of course, her true self is nothing like that.
* SoHappyTogether: She and Peeta play up this trope before the Quarter Quell.
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: When [[spoiler:Rue, and later Prim, dies]].
* StraightMan
* StylishProtectionGear: Her Mockingjay suit - designed by a professional stylist, no less.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: "Sugar" to Prim and Gale, "ice" to pretty much everyone else, including her mother. But she warms up to her and a few more people over the course of the trilogy.
* SuperCouple: With Peeta, including in-universe.
* SurvivalMantra: In the beginning of ''Mockingjay''.
* SurvivorGuilt
* SympathyForTheDevil: When she ultimately kills [[spoiler:Cato]] in the 74th Games, it's not out of anger towards him or a desire to win, but as [[MercyKill an act of compassion]] and pity for his condition.
* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: In the first book. Inverted in the second. Mad crushingly depressing in the third.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Lamb stew with dried plums. Also Peeta's cheese buns.
* TragicKeepsake: Keeps the pearl Peeta gave her and spends a lot of time holding it in her hand in ''Mockingjay''. She even kisses it at one point, pretending she's kissing Peeta.
* TrueCompanions: With Peeta and Haymitch. She even refers to Haymitch as part of her family in "Catching Fire".
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: By the time she realizes she's in love with [[spoiler:Peeta he's been brainwashed into thinking she's a mutt out to kill him. So he tries to strangle her. Ouch. This leaves her... rather bitter, to say the least.]]
* UnwittingPawn: Present, lampshaded, and part of the symbolism. A mockingjay is a powerful symbol to the rebels, but it's also a bird that can't sing its own songs, relying on what others sing to it.
* UselessSpleen: Loses hers in the third book.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Has no qualms whatsoever killing anyone she perceives to be a threat to Peeta in ''Catching Fire''.
* WeaponOfChoice: What else but a bow?
* WhatTheHellHero: Imposes this on herself a few times, most notably in Mockingjay [[spoiler:when, after killing the unarmed woman, Katniss notes how she's graduated to killing unarmed civilians, and also notes in passing that she's become so accustomed to killing that she forgot all about taking the woman's life]].
* WreathedInFlames:
** Her entire public image is built around fire imagery after her debut at the 74th Games. [[spoiler:It [[ManOnFire backfires on her repeatedly]].]]
** And [[spoiler:literally applied when she is caught up in the explosion that kills Prim.]]
* YouAreTheNewTrend: In the second film, she meets a girl on the Victory Tour who tells her that she wants to volunteer as tribute like her. Snow's grandddaughter also wears her hair in a braid like Katniss, even saying that all the other girls at her school are doing it.
* YouAreWorthHell: Regarding Prim and later Peeta.
* YouGotSpunk: When volunteering for her sister at the reaping, Haymitch announces drunkenly that he likes how she's got lots of spunk.
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!!Peeta Mellark
->''"I just keep wishing I could think of a way to show them that they don't own me. If I'm gonna die, I wanna still be me. Does it make any sense?"''

Drawn to go along to the arena with Katniss, Peeta is the baker's son and thus a member of the merchant class in District 12. He also happens to be [[LoveAtFirstSight completely head-over-heels for Katniss]], which, it would seem, is his bad luck.

He's portrayed by Creator/JoshHutcherson in the films.

* AbusiveParents: His mother beats him and outright tells him she believes that Katniss will win the Hunger Games. At one point Katniss refers to her as a witch.
** "Catching Fire" at one point implies that his mother might have whipped him.
* AccidentalMurder: Twice. Picks the nightlock berries that kill Foxface in the first book. In the third he [[spoiler:fights off a member of the star squad, sending him flying into a pod that kills him.]]
* ActionSurvivor
* AdaptationalBadass: He sees a lot more action in the films than in the books; being able to hold his own against Cato on top of the Cornucopia in the first, and overpowering and drowning another tribute in the second.
** On the other hand, the movies fail to show him fighting at the Cornucopia, fighting Cato after the tracker jacker attack and killing Brutus.
* AmnesiacLover: In ''Mockingjay''. He's not completely [[spoiler:amnesiac, but he does forget that he loves Katniss]].
* AnArmAndALeg: Averted. It doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest that his left leg was amputated.
* ArtificialLimbs: A prosthetic left leg [[HollywoodHealing which he learns to walk on within days after amputation and seems to be able to run on with no trouble within a few months]].
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:When he's been hijacked in ''Mockingjay.'']]
* [[TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes The Baker's Children Have No Bread]]: Katniss assumes that since Peeta grew up a merchant kid he doesn't know starvation like she does. She is surprised to find out that he rarely had enough to eat either and that the only bread they got to have was the stale, tasteless bread they could no longer sell.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Just don't mention Katniss to him in the third book. And especially don't leave her in the same room with him.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Gale's Veronica for Katniss.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In ''Mockingjay'', [[spoiler:he gets hijacked while being held hostage by the Capitol]].
* BreakTheCutie
* CatchPhrase: Real or not real?
* TheCharmer[=/=]ConsummateLiar: His strongest quality is his ability to win over the audience, and even his fellow tributes, with his magnetic personality and lies.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Katniss wore coal black jackets.
* CourtlyLove: His affections for Katniss has strong aspects of this. He's deeply in love with her, has no real hope that she'll return his feelings (he thinks she's in love with Gale) yet is still willing to both kill and die for her. He plays the role of lover in public but is remarkably chaste with her in private. Even when she lets him into her bed and sleeps in his arms he never tries to so much as kiss her.
* DeadpanSnarker[=/=]NonActionSnarker
* DeathOfPersonality: In "''Mockingjay''". Johanna refers to him [[spoiler:post-hijacking]] as "the evil version of" himself.
* DeclarationOfProtection: To Katniss. Well, until [[spoiler:the Capitol brainwashes him, that is]].
* DemotedToExtra: In Mockingjay. He doesn't really see much action until near the third act.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of the first two books. Gale takes over in book 3.
* DisabledLoveInterest: Averted in the films, where his leg is SparedByTheAdaptation.
* DisneyDeath: Has one of these on the first day of the Quarter Quell.
* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Is taken hostage by the Capitol at the end of ''Catching Fire'' and held prisoner throughout a part of ''Mockingjay'']].
* TheDulcineaEffect: He may have known Katniss since the age of five but he only actually interacted with her once before being reaped with her and never speaks to her until they've become tributes. All the same he's so determined to die for her survival's sake that Haymitch notes it's not even worth trying to save Peeta in the arena.
* DyingAsYourself: Kind of. It's what Peeta wanted. If he was going to die in the arena, he didn't want the Games to change who he was, like they often did with other tributes.
** In "Mockingjay" he [[spoiler:asks the Star Squad to kill him while he's in-between hijack attacks]].
* FakeDefector: When he allies with the careers.
* FakeMemories: After [[spoiler:being hijacked at the hands of Snow's goons most of his memories pertaining to Katniss and the events of the previous two books have been altered. Gradually he begins to be able to tell fake memories apart from real ones but the effects are implied to last to some degree for the rest of his life.]]
* FamedInStory: Becomes a huge celebrity after the 74th Games. According to Johanna in the second movie, "the whole world" wants to sleep with him (though she could be saying it just to annoy Katniss... and it works like a charm).
* FamilyOfChoice: Never seems particularly close with his biological family but forms a very close bond with Katniss and Haymitch.
* FlirtingUnderFire: Builds a romance with Katniss during the Hunger Games.
* FightingFromTheInside: [[spoiler: After being hijacked by the Capitol, his real self struggles to show through.]]
-->[[spoiler:"How do you think this will end? What will be left? No one is safe. Not in the Capitol. Not in the districts. And you... In Thirteen... Dead by morning!"]]
* GenerationXerox: The story goes that Peeta's father once fell in LoveAtFirstSight with Katniss' mother, and later pointed Katniss out to Peeta.
* GenreSavvy
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan
* GoodIsNotDumb: Peeta is kind, patient, and three steps ahead when it comes to manipulating the on-camera narrative.
* GuileHero: He may be a load physically, but he's saved Katniss a lot of problems by being a big fat liar.
** [[spoiler:As such, he transforms into quite the MagnificentBastard when he is brainwashed in ''Mockingjay''.]]
* HandicappedBadass: Loses his left leg in the first book yet remains rather badass. Averted in the films.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Oddly, in spite of everything he and Katniss with both having gone through massive amounts of [[DysfunctionJunction dysfunction junction]], being saddled with tons psychological trauma from going through the games ''twice,'' losing almost everyone they are close to, participating in and being the figureheads of a revolution that nearly destroys [[CrapsackWorld what little remains of human civilization]], and, in Peeta's case, [[ColdBloodedTorture cold blooded torture]] and [[MindRape mind rape]], Katniss and he still seem to end up this way. In fact, it heavily implied that the only reason ''either'' of them is still functional is because of the other. The same goes for Haymitch, in a non romantic way.]]
* TheHeart
* HeroicSacrifice: Practically a basic character trait of his.
* HeroicWillpower: He is the only known case of a person [[spoiler:recovering from hijacking]] and he does it almost entirely on his own, through sheer force of will.
* HighSchoolSweethearts: They don't attend school after the 74th Games, but he and Katniss are 16/17 when they begin their relationship [[spoiler:and they go on to love each other for the rest of their lives.]]
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Subverted for a point, but ultimately played straight.
* InsaneEqualsViolent: [[spoiler:When he's hijacked]].
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Haymitch.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Paints pretty pictures, decorates cakes, bakes flower-shaped cookies, prefers diplomacy to violence, wears his heart on his sleeve...
* ItMeantSomethingToMe: The made up romance he and Katniss portrayed in the first Hunger Games was very real to him, and it leaves the first novel with a DownerEnding for him.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: His plan in ''Catching Fire'' is to get Katniss through the Quarter Quells at the expense of his own life, so she can be with her family and even marry Gale.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: On a few occasions in the first and third book. It's implied that his crush on Katniss developed into full-blown infatuation when she refused to leave him during the 74th Games even though he was close to dying from sepsis and fully aware that he was TheLoad to her at that point.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: To Katniss.
* TheLoad: He ends up becoming this after his leg gets injured. He's pretty much helpless, meaning Katniss has to risk her life twice as often to get food and supplies. Even after he heals enough to move around, he's a liability when Katniss fights and even when she ''hunts''--he walks so clumsily that he scares off any prey within earshot.
** He gets an undeserved bad rep for being this in ''Catching Fire'' as well. He displays these traits the first day of [[spoiler:the Quarter Quell - at the Cornucopia (because he can't swim - and even then, he drowns another tribute in self-defence) and when they're fleeing from the poisonous gas (because he's weak after getting severely electrocuted mere hours before).]] However the rest of the time he's either [[spoiler:fighting monkey mutts with Katniss and Finnick, carrying Beetee around the arena, creating a map of the clock, doing all he can to ensure that Katniss survives at the cost of his own life, killing Brutus who is one of their toughest competitors, or generally contributing as much as anyone else in the party.]] He was also the one who made sure himself, Katniss and Haymitch were prepared for [[spoiler:the Quell by forcing the other two to train with him, both physically and survival skills-wise, and meticulously studying their competition to find out what the other victors' strength and weaknesses were.]]
* LoveAtFirstSight[=/=]LoveAtFirstNote: Peeta first took note of Katniss when they were five, when his father pointed her out. Peeta's father originally wanted to marry Katniss's mother, but she fell in love with a miner, because when he sang, even the birds would listen. On the first day of school, the teacher asked if anyone knew a folk song, and Katniss's hand shot right up. When she sang, even the birds stopped to listen -- and at that moment, Peeta was a goner. He's been in love with Katniss ever since.
* LoveMartyr
* MakeOutKids: He and Katniss play this trope up as much as they can during the Victory Tour.
* [[MandatoryMotherhood Mandatory Fatherhood]]: It's heavily implied that President Snow expects him to father children by Katniss as means of controlling them both and keeping them in line. He's no more happy about becoming the parent of a future tribute than Katniss is. [[spoiler:Once the war is over and the Games have been abolished he changes his mind about having children. In fact, the reason why Katniss changed ''her'' mind about children was because Peeta wanted them so badly.]]
* MartialPacifist: A pacifist at heart who doesn't want to see more bloodshed, yet he can be deadly when he feels the need to be.
* MeaningfulName: Two-fold. Peeta sounds like it's an evolved version of Peter, who was Christ's rock. It also sounds like pita bread. Peeta is Katniss' rock and, well, he bakes.
* MindRape
* MindControlEyes
* MoralityChain: [[spoiler:Played up subtlety in Catching Fire. By the end of Mockingjay, Katniss explicitly states this is why she ultimately chooses Peeta over Gale.]]
* MoreHeroThanThou
* NiceGuy: His kindness and compassion for others is his defining trait.
** BewareTheNiceOnes: Although it gets brushed under the rug, he still [[spoiler:kills a defenseless girl in the 74th games (granted, death at his hands would've been preferable to that of the Careers). It's also implied he's willing to kill almost anyone to try and keep Katniss alive. And this is without going into his BrainwashedAndCrazy period in ''Mockingjay''.]]
* NonActionGuy: Played with. He's said to excel at hand-to-hand combat in the training prior to the Games and, in the Games themselves, participated in several fights. However, his physical feats are mostly off-screen and the rest of the time, he's more of a talker and less of a fighter.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Peeta ''did'' stay to fight it out in the opening bloodbath at the Cornucopia in the 74th Games and apparently did some serious fighting- enough to get some bad cuts and a limp. Whatever he did, the Careers did decide to team up with him after seeing him in action and even ''[[BloodKnight Cato]]'' compliments his skill with a knife.]]
** [[spoiler:He also kills Brutus off screen.]]
* PintSizedPowerhouse: In the movie, being played by the relatively short Josh Hutcherson. In the books he's taller than Katniss.
* PunnyName: Peeta the baker. Fandom loves to speculate on what his brothers' names are...
* SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld: President Coin feels it's more important to save Peeta than Katniss in the Quell. In the third book [[spoiler:she arranges for Peeta's rescue from the Capitol because Katniss cannot perform as the Mockingjay with Peeta in harm's way]], making this trope apply by extension.
* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Peeta is said to have this.
* SelfSacrificeScheme: Has no intention whatsoever of trying to win either one of the two Hunger Games he participates in, and every move of his is designed to help save Katniss instead.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Katniss begins to see potential loves interests in two guys, Peeta, the baker's son who decorates the cakes and Gale, her hunting partner. Gale is angry with the Capitol for making them participate in the games while Peeta is reflective on how he can maintain his identity in the games despite the Capitol using them.
* SixthRangerTraitor: He temporarily sided with [[FiveBadBand the Careers]] in the first Games. He later teamed up with Katniss and stayed with her for the rest of the Games.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: He's seen playing chess with Haymitch in ''Catching Fire''.
* TheSneakyGuy
* SoHappyTogether: Plays this trope up for all it's worth before the Quarter Quell.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Didn't lose his left leg in the films.
* StealthPun: A guy named Peeta who works at a bakery. [[spoiler:Pita bread]]
* TheStoic: Has shades of this.
* TheStrategist
* SuperCouple: With Katniss, including in-universe.
* SurvivalMantra: Not real, not real, not real, not real...
* [[ThroughHisStomach Through Her Stomach]]: Katniss ''really'' likes cheese buns.
* TokyoRose: [[spoiler:Pressed into this role by the Capitol after being captured]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He takes a keen professional interest in bread.
* TrueCompanions: With Haymitch and Katniss. The third book implies something similar between him, Johanna and Annie but in a quite twisted way.
* WhamLine: Delivering these is pretty much his specialty.
* [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway What Kind Of Lame Power Is Cake Decorating Anyway]]
** Also, [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Cake Decorating Is An Awesome Power]] when it helps his camouflage skills.
* WideEyedIdealist: At first. His idealism gradually erodes as the series goes on.
* Woobie: He is abused as a child, he almost dies in the 74th games (and still loses a leg), then he is captured by the Capitol after the 75 games. While here he is tortured and hijacked brutally.
* UnskilledButStrong: Peeta is the closest character in the series to having CharlesAtlasSuperPower (due to having grown up lugging massive sacks of flour), but lacks the Killer Instinct to effectively use it.
** Best seen in the film in his brief fight with Cato. Whenever Peeta could manage to get his hands on Cato (a large, well built guy), he'd be throwing him around. However, Cato easily gets him in a lock once he fights back.
* [[UptownGirl Uptown Boy]]: A member of the merchant class who's in love with a girl from the Seam. Once they're both victors they're on equal social standing, though.
* YouAreWorthHell: Willingly [[spoiler:goes back into the arena to try and protect Katniss in "''Catching Fire''" even though he still suffers from PTSD and terrible nightmares after surviving the previous one]].

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!!Primrose "Prim" Everdeen
->''"Just try to win, maybe you can!"''

Katniss' beloved younger sister, a kind, lovely AllLovingHero. When her name is drawn [[MillionToOneChance against all odds]] at the Reaping, Katniss volunteers to take her place in the arena.

Willow Shields portrays Prim in the film series.

* AllLovingHero: Prim seems incapable of bearing any ill will towards anything.
* BreakTheCutie: Averted. Despite all that happens, she manages to remain relatively optimistic and kind. [[spoiler: Later turns into KillTheCutie]].
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Prim is ''burned alive'' by a detonating bomb.]]
* CynicismCatalyst: Not that Katniss wasn't already on her way there, but [[spoiler:Prim's death]] ''breaks'' her.
* FloralThemeNaming: Primorose is a kind of flower, while her sister's name comes from an aquatic plant.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Animals love her. The family cat, Buttercup, only responds positively to her. She has a pet goat as well.
* GenerationXerox: Katniss looks like Mr. Everdeen, has inherited his hunting abilities and talent for singing and, like him, will [[spoiler:marry someone from the town]]. Prim looks like Mrs. Everdeen and has inherited her passion for healing. Also, Mrs. Everdeen was close friends with Katniss' friend, Madge's mother, as a teenager and the father of Katniss' love interest Peeta had a crush on Mrs. Everdeen.
** Like her father, Prim [[spoiler: dies horribly in an explosion]].
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Prim is a compassionate young blonde girl with blue eyes who loves all living creatures and becomes a good healer at an early age, often helping her mother with patients. When Katniss leaves her family she doesn't bother suggesting that Prim learn to hunt because her attempts were disastrous, since the woods terrified Prim and whenever Katniss shot something it would make Prim teary and she'd talk about how they might be able to heal it.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Prim is practically like a shining light in the CrapsackWorld she lives in. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, this doesn't prevent her from being killed]].
* InnocentBlueEyes: While Prim is WiseBeyondHerYears, her softness, kindness, and sweetness qualify her for this trope.
** Averted in the film- the actress has hazel eyes.
* InSeriesNickname[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Prim's full name is Primrose, but everyone calls her Prim.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:She is killed in the third book.]]
* KindheartedCatLover: Prim; she simply adores her cat Buttercup, who is [[CatsAreMean utterly nasty to everyone]] except her, but then, she's the only one who seems to treat him with kindness.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Gale.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Prim starts out as being this for Katniss. Eventually Peeta takes over the role instead.
* TheMedic: Grows into one.
-->'''Katniss:''' ...What's funny was, Prim, who's scared of her own shadow, stayed and helped [with the man's burnt leg]. My mother says healers are born, not made.
* MoralityPet: Prim, for Katniss and Buttercup; she is one of few people they show any kindness to.
* NiceGirl
* SacrificialLion
* SmallRoleBigImpact: In the first book. She isn't present for most of the plot, but it's because of her that Katniss ends up in the Games in the first place.
** And by extension, Katniss's role in those Games were what ended up sparking the rebellion.
* TeamPet: Buttercup, especially during the rebellion.
* TenderTears
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* WideEyedIdealist: At first. She loses the wide-eyed part, but keeps the idealism.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: In ''Mockingjay''.

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!!Mr. and Mrs. Everdeen

Katniss's parents. As a girl, her mother was a member of the merchant class but fell in love with and married a poor coal miner anyway. Katniss' father was killed in a mine explosion and her mother disappeared under the veil of crippling depression for years, but she's okay now.

Mrs. Everdeen is played by Creator/PaulaMalcolmson in the films while her husband is played by Phillip Troy Linger.

* BrokenBird: Mrs. Everdeen never gets over her husband's death, and after she finally gets over her HeroicBSOD, [[spoiler:her youngest daughter dies and her oldest daughter moves back home, leaving her all alone.]]
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Katniss views her dead father more highly than she does her loving but not-quite-there mother.
* DisappearedDad: Mr. Everdeen passed away five years before the story starts.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Living things just seem to ''like'' Katniss's mother, although moreso before Mr. Everdeen was killed and she fell into a HeroicBSOD.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Mrs. Everdeen is described with blonde hair and blue eyes, the typical merchant look. Katniss is always amazed when her mother brought a wounded or sick patient: "she morphs from someone who calls her daughter to kill a spider to a woman immune to fear", Katniss says.
* HappilyMarried: Mr. and Mrs. Everdeen, apparently, before Mr. Everdeen's death.
* HeroicBSOD: Mrs. Everdeen had one after Mr. Everdeen died that was so bad it left her unable to take care of Katniss and Prim.
* IWasQuiteALooker: In Catching Fire, Katniss said that she was told her mother used to be quite beautiful before her husband's death.
* TheMedic: Mrs. Everdeen runs District 12's apothecary. She ends up teaching Prim.
* OpenHeartDentistry: Mrs. Everdeen is described as an apothecary yet seems to treat any number of medical emergencies. Justified in that District 12 doesn't seem to have much by way of doctors (at least not if you live in the Seam) so they'd have nowhere else to go.
* TheOneThatGotAway: For Peeta's father.
* ParentalAbandonment: Though eventually Mom got better. Though [[spoiler:Katniss would likely have preferred her to still be around when she enters her "exile" at the end of Mockingjay]].
* PosthumousCharacter: Mr. Everdeen.
* RoguishPoacher: Katniss's father taught her everything she knows about hunting and survival.
* UnnamedParent: We never find out Mr. and Mrs. Everdeen's first names.
* UptownGirl: Mrs. Everdeen was born into the merchant class but married a coal miner.

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!!Gale Hawthorne
->''" They just want a good show, that's all they want."''

Katniss' childhood friend, who became the primary breadwinner for his family after his father died in the same accident that killed Katniss' father. She sees him as a big brother/role model due to his proficiency with snares and his loyalty to his family, although there [[{{JustFriends}} could be something more.]]

Liam Hemsworth portrays him in the films.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Olive-skinned and black-haired.
* AntiHero: Cynical and hot-tempered, with a burning hatred of the Capitol.
* AscendedExtra: He doesn't see much action until Mockingjay with smaller roles in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
* AdvertisedExtra: In the movie. Liam Hemsworth was featured in many publicity materials despite being a tertiary character.
* {{Badass}}: The first time he gets in an actual fight he [[spoiler:shoots down two bombers with explosive arrows]].
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Peeta's Betty for Katniss.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Him and Katniss. Both lost their fathers in a mine explosion and became the breadwinners of their respective families. According to Katniss, they're also very alike personality-wise. They even look extremely similar. [[spoiler:In the end, this is part of the reason she chooses Peeta over him.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Explicitly defied by the Capitol highers-up, who think that Gale's TallDarkAndHandsome childhood friend character could damage viewers' opinions of Katniss and Peeta's onscreen romance.
** UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Although he doesn't seem too perturbed by it.
** VictoriousChildhoodFriend: For about a second in ''Catching Fire'', in-between everything going horribly wrong.
* CombatPragmatist
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Of ''Mockingjay''.
* DieForOurShip: In-universe. President Snow threatens to have him killed if Katniss shows romantic interest in him over Peeta.
* DisappearedDad: His dad died in the same explosion that killed Katniss's.
* EverybodysDeadDave: At the end of ''Catching Fire''.
-->'''Gale''' (to Katniss): [[spoiler:There is no District Twelve]].
* EntitledToHaveYou: Occasionally behaves this way about Katniss.
* GrayEyes: He and Katniss are supposed to look so alike they could pass for siblings.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters
* {{Hunk}}: To contrast Peeta's "boy next door" looks.
* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:He helped create the bombs that killed Prim, which leads him and Katniss to feel guilty about it. This is likely the biggest cause of the shattering of he and Katniss' already fractured relationship as neither feels they could face each other with what happen to Prim]].
* KickTheMoralityPet
* TheLancer: Becomes Katiniss' most trusted ally in Mockingjay. He's even given the CodeName Mockingjay-1.
* LeaveNoSurvivors: When besieging the Nut, Gale suggests causing an avalanche to destroy the fort, a plan ended up killing thousands. He wanted to bomb the entrance to ensure nobody could escape from the Nut, but the others would not agree to this part of the plan. See "WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide" below.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Surrogate big brother to Prim. Katniss thinks of him this way in the first book as well.
* ManlyMenCanHunt: Just like in the days of old, Gale provides for his family by hunting.
* MeaningfulName: He has a stormy personality.
* MrFanservice: He maintains quite a healthy amount of fangirls for someone who was a tertiary character in the first book.
* PromotionToParent: After his father died, Gale took it upon himself to care for his many younger siblings.
* RebelliousSpirit
* RoguishPoacher
* RomanticFalseLead
* RomanticRunnerUp: [[spoiler:In the end, Katniss picks Peeta over him]].
* SatelliteLoveInterest: The film adaptation effectively treats Gale this way. The book was a little more even-handed, but many fans suspect ExecutiveMeddling after the success of ''{{Literature/Twilight}}'' being the reason that a secondary-at-best plot in the book turns into a full-fledged love triangle from the first minutes of the movie.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Katniss begins to see potential love interests in two guys, Peeta, the baker's son who decorates the cakes and Gale, her hunting partner. Gale is angry with the Capitol for making them participate in the games while Peeta is reflective on how he can maintain his identity in the games despite the Capitol using them.
* TheStrategist
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Gale shares Katniss' dark hair, olive skin, and grey eyes and is said to be over six feet tall by Katniss. Muscular and good-looking, girls flock to him - Katniss herself says that Gale would have no trouble finding a wife because he's handsome and strong.
* ATasteOfTheLash: After he's caught hunting in Catching Fire.
** Changed in the film to interfering when a Peacekeeper is beating an old woman.
* TheUnfettered: Sort of leaning into this territory in Mockingjay.
-->If I could hit a button and kill every living soul working for the Capitol, I would do it. Without hesitation.
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: During the assault on a Peacekeeper mountain fortress in District 2, Gale comes up with the idea of causing a landslide to trap them inside; he even wanted to bomb the railway leading out of it to ensure there are no survivors (they decide to leave the railway open). When told that there were District 2 civilians inside, he said that he felt they deserved to die as well. The rebels go through with the plan, and hundreds (if not thousands) die as a result of Gale's actions.

!!Greasy Sae
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A vendor at The Hob, District 12's black market. She usually sells and buys food from Katniss. [[spoiler:She and her granddaughter survive the bombings of District 12 and live in District 13 with the other survivors.]]

Played by Sandra Ellis Lafferty in the films.

* BigDamnHeroes: A minor one; Gale mentions to Katniss that it was Greasy Sae who started a collection to help sponsor Katniss and Peeta in the 74th Hunger Games.
* DemotedToExtra: In the films, Greasy Sae doesn't have as much of a role. However, she gives Katniss the Mockingjay pin, instead of [[AdaptedOut Madge]].
* CoolOldLady: Katniss likes her enough, and she seems pretty alright, despite her odd choices in cooking ingredients.


!!Madge Undersee
The mayor's daughter and Katniss's schoolmate, Madge gives the Mockingjay pin to Katniss. She is later revealed to be the niece of one of Katniss's mother's best friends and Haymitch's District partner Maysilee, who was killed in the second Quarter Quell.

She was not in the movie, her role being taken up by Greasy Sae.

* AdaptedOut: She's cut out entirely from [[Film/TheHungerGames the film adaptation]].
** AdaptationDistillation: No Madge = no Maysilee's niece = no meaningful BackStory for the source of the heroine's InSeriesNickname.
* BigDamnHeroes: Shows up in the middle of a snowstorm to bring medicine for Gale after he was nearly flogged to death... and disappears just as quickly.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: After not being seen for the better part of two books, Madge is killed in the District 12 bombing]].
* ElegantClassicalMusician: A lovely girl who plays the piano.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Young, sweet and feminine.
* LonelyRichKid
* LonelyTogether: With Katniss. The two of them would always sit alone together during lunch at school.
* NiceGirl
* OnlyFriend: For Katniss, along with Gale.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She wears a pink hair ribbon with her white dress to the reaping of the 74th Hunger Games.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:She and her family are the only nominal District 12 residents killed in the bombing. Especially painful for Katniss, as Madge was her only other friend besides Gale]].
* ShipTease: After she shows up with morphling for Gale, Haymitch teases Katniss that Madge and Gale might be involved. Nothing comes out of it.
* SpoiledSweet: The Mayor's daughter is a surprisingly nice kid.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She and Prim are the girly girls to Katniss's tomboy. To drive this home, at one point Katniss teaches her how to shoot and Madge teaches Katniss how to play the piano.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Strawberries.

!!Cray
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Head Peacekeeper at District 12. [[spoiler:Replaced by Romulus Thread in the second book)]]

Played by Wilbur Fitzgerald in the second film.

* TheAlcoholic: Buys the same white liquor as Haymitch.
* DemotedToExtra: Not that he has major role in the second book, but the second film reduces his appearance to a single scene.
* DirtyCop: He turns a blind eye to the activities in the Hob (Distric 12's black market) because its his source of booze and and Gale's and Katniss' poaching because they are his source for wild turkey.
* DirtyOldMan: Cray takes advantage of poor, starving young women of District 12 to get them to sleep with him. Katniss says that if she didn't know how to hunt, she'd have been forced to go to Cray.
* MookLieutenant
* LesserOfTwoEvils: Katniss notes that, despite his preying on young women, Cray is nothing compared to Romulus Thread.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Cray' whereabouts are unknown after [[spoiler:Romulus arrives to 12.]] The film shows him [[spoiler:being arrested and implies he's a victim of Forced Disappearance]].


!!Delly Carwright
Peeta's childhood friend and one of few of the merchant class who [[spoiler:survives the bombing of District 12]]. Like Peeta she is genuinely nice and sweet and she plays an important role in [[spoiler:his recovery from the hijacking]].

She is mentioned in passing in the first book but doesn't actually appear until "Mockingjay". It is unknown as of yet whether she'll be in the movies.

* BigFun: Comparatively. Katniss says that Delly wasn't really fat, but she had a few pounds to spare (in contrast to the majority of District 12). Fittingly, shes friendly, cheerful, and a total NiceGirl.
* ChildhoodFriends: She and Peeta are of the LikeBrotherAndSister variety.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Peeta mentions her in the first book but she doesn't appear until "Mockingjay".
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Appears to like everything and everyone.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Peeta when they were children. They have shades of this in the present as well, to the point that Delly is one of the few people who can calm him down after [[spoiler: his brainwashing by the Capitol]].
* NiceGirl
* ParentalAbandonment: Her parents [[spoiler:died in the District 12 bombing]].
* ThePollyanna: Always remains optimistic and upbeat despite the bad things that happen to her.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Peeta and Katniss. Hard.
* SpoiledSweet: Compared to the Seam kids she's lived a comfortable life, and she's one of the sweetest characters in the book.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The books never clarify what happens to her.

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[[folder: Tributes of the 74th Hunger Games]]

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!!Rue
->''"So is it all true? Y'know, [[ShipperOnDeck you and him]]?"''

A twelve-year-old from District 11 and one of the younger arena contestants, who develops a sisterly relationship with Katniss. Her special skills include tree-climbing, extensive knowledge of edible wildlife, and outstanding accuracy with a slingshot.

Amandla Stenberg plays her in the film.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the book, she's described as "dark-skinned", but her ethnicity isn't elaborated on. Averted in the film, where she's black.
* AnimalMotifs: Described as having bright, dark eyes and satiny brown skin and standing tilted up on her toes with her arms slightly extended to her sides, as if ready to take wing at the slightest sound. It's impossible not to think of a bird. Her swift and almost invisible movements through the treetops added to the bird-like description. Rue's pre-games interview costume is described as a sheer dress with shimmering gossamer wings. Of course, she can also communicate to the birds through song.
* BigSisterInstinct: She's the eldest of six children and fiercely protective of her siblings. She usually gives her food rations to them, and forages in the fields to provide more food for them even though the peacekeepers are far less lenient than in District 12.
* [[BlackDudeDiesFirst Black Girl Dies First]]: [[spoiler:She's far from the first Tribute to die (in fact, her death marks the point where 3/4 of the Tributes have been eliminated), but she's the first true ally of Katniss's to die in the series.]]
* CombatPragmatist: She's the one who directs Katniss towards the tracker-jacker hive that gets dropped onto the Careers.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and Thresh wore chocolate brown jackets.
* [[DecoyProtagonist Decoy Deuteragonist]]: [[spoiler: Offed before the 74th Hunger Games end]].
* FlowerInHerHair: [[spoiler:After her death, Katniss places a wreath of flowers on her head.]]
* FragileSpeedster
-->"[[TemptingFate I'm very hard to catch. And if they can't catch me, they can't kill me."]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Katniss sings to her as she dies, and she smiles at Katniss.]]
* KidHero
* KillTheCutie
* LastRequest: [[spoiler:She asks Katniss to sing for her. Doubles as a TearJerker.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Rue" means "regret." [[spoiler: Katniss deeply regrets that she couldn't save her]].
* TheMedic: At the very least, she knows which leaf can cure a tracker-jacker sting.
* MoralityPet: Seems to have been this for [[spoiler:Thresh, who is only seen as the one with the silent, deadly power until he kills Clove in a fit of rage for mocking her death, and lets Katniss go for making a burial for Rue]].
* PluckyGirl
* ReplacementGoldfish: To Katniss, who can't help but see her little sister Prim in Rue. [[spoiler:When Rue is dying]], Katniss actually refers to her as Prim in her thoughts, before correcting herself.
* SacrificialLion
* TokenBlack: District 11 has some parallels to the American slave-run plantations.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Especially played up in the film where the entire fight with Marvel is silent: Katniss takes him down, and then turns around and notices that Rue has been impaled by a spear.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Shown to be pretty handy with a slingshot during the training sessions.

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!!Thresh
->''"Just this time, Twelve. [[spoiler:For Rue.]]"''

A tall, powerfully-built young man from District 11. Survives on his own in the fields of tall grass on the opposite side of the arena from Katniss. Asked to join the Career pack, but he refuses the offer.

Dayo Okeniyi plays him in the film.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Like Rue, he's just described as "dark-skinned" in the book. In the film, he's black.
* {{Badass}}
* BerserkButton: Clove found out the hard way that talking smack about Rue when Thresh is within earshot is not a good idea.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Rue.
* TheBigGuy: He is tall, large and strong.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Rue wore chocolate brown jackets.
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:He completely ''pulverizes'' Clove until she dies.]]
* DebtDetester
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler:In the film, he's mauled to death off-screen by the mutts. In the book, he was already dead before the mutts showed up with Cato being heavily implied as his killer.]]
* {{Hulkspeak}}: Mild example, suiting for a guy of few words like him. [[spoiler:"You better run now, Fire Girl."]]
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He seemed to have taken in Rue, the girl from his district, as a sister [[spoiler:because when she died, he was infuriated by her death.]] During the feast, [[spoiler:Thresh overheard Clove gloating about Rue's death to Katniss. Thresh grabbed Clove off Katniss, strangled her while holding her one foot off the ground, and furiously yelled at her before killing her in retribution.]]
* NotSoStoic: In the movie, he is seen suppressing a laugh at Rue stealing Cato's knife.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: [[spoiler:Until Rue dies, then he finally goes on the offensive.]]
* PetTheDog: Spares Katniss in return [[spoiler:for her making a burial for Rue earlier on]]. He does warn that it's a one-time offer.
* TheQuietOne
* SanitySlippage: Clearly losing it when [[spoiler:killing Clove]].
* ScaryBlackMan: In his interview, he was seen as the one with silent, deadly power. He mostly keeps to himself and it's shown in the arena that he will shout when something matters to him and he will kill.
* TokenBlack: District 11 has some parallels to the American slave-run plantations.
* WildCard
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler:His only known kill is Clove]].

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!!Foxface
A tribute from District 5. Extremely resourceful and survives in the Games by stealing from the other Tributes.

She's portrayed by Jacqueline "Jackie" Emerson in the film.

* AnimalMotifs: Foxes, of course, because of her fox-like appearance, which includes red hair and her foxy cunning.
* AntiVillain: The only thing bad about her is that she's Katniss' opponent (though even then Katniss doesn't bear any hatred toward her), and she doesn't do anything bad in the book or the film.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and her district partner wore plum red jackets.
* CunningLikeAFox: Katniss nicknamed her "Foxface" because of her fox-like appearance. She is described by Katniss as sly and elusive. Foxface demonstrated her cleverness by figuring out the path into the Careers' supply pyramid and reached the bulk of supplies, takes an unnoticeable amount of food, and then runs back to the safety of the woods.
* HoldTheLine: Her strategy.
* InSeriesNickname: Katniss, not knowing her real name, referred to her as "Foxface" in her head.
* NoNameGiven[=/=]OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Her real name isn't known, so she's just called "Foxface".
* [[NonActionGuy Non-Action Girl]]: She just couldn't hope to win in a fight against some of the other tributes, which may have been one of her biggest weaknesses.
* NotSoDifferent: In the film, she briefly bumps into Katniss whilst running from the Cornucopia bloodbath, and the look of terror she wears is a reflection of Katniss's own fear.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Only scores a 5 in her evaluation. Based on her caginess in the interview, Katniss realizes that Foxface did this on purpose so the other tributes would underestimate and ignore her.
* TooCleverByHalf: [[spoiler: Had a resourceful and cunning brain, but no skills for foraging or hunting. She assumed that Peeta knew what berries were poisonous -- but ''Katniss'' was the great survivalist. Unless, of course, you think she planned her death...]]
* {{Trickster}}
* WeakButSkilled
* WildCard
* WorthyOpponent: In the book, Katniss is constantly shown to respect Foxface and admire her tactics, often wishing she'd thought of them herself.
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: [[spoiler:Her mutt-version]] is noted to have amber eyes.

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!!Cato
->''"I'm comin' for you!"''

A brutish "Career" tribute from District 2 and one of the deadliest opponents in the arena.

Alexander Ludwig portrays him in the film.

* ArchEnemy: To Katniss in the first book, or at least both he and Katniss seems to consider him as such. [[spoiler:Deconstructed towards the end]].
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Katniss puts him out of his misery instead of letting him die a slow and painful death from the mutts.]] In the sequels, [[spoiler:she realises he was just as much a pawn]] of the Capitol as everyone else. In the film, [[spoiler:Cato realises this himself before he dies.]]
* AxCrazy
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BloodKnight: Enjoys fighting and killing for the sake of it.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Clove wore Rust Red colored jackets.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Thankfully, Katniss helps him out of it.]]
* [EatenAlive: [[spoiler:Happens to him because of the twenty-some Mutts that gnaw at his flesh.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: He's got a short fuse, and Heaven help whoever is in his way when it goes off.
* HardWorkHardlyWorks: He and the other Careers spend their entire lives training for the Games, only to be beaten by a relative novice from an outlying district.
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:In the film, Cato realizes before his death that he spent his entire life being bred to be a pawn in the Capitol's scheme and whether he lives or dies, he was just a part of the show]].
* HumanShield[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: He ends up using Peeta as a human shield in case Katniss tries to kill him with the bow. Unlike most examples of the HumanShield trope, where it's done to discourage someone from killing them, the way he is talking to her when doing so implies that he wants her to kill him, or at least doesn't care whether she kills him or not at this point.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Katniss.]]
* MotiveRant: In the film. See HeelRealization.
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Does this to the District 3 boy after Katniss destroys the supplies.]]
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Probably (in the novel). When it's [[spoiler:down to the final four]], the narration follows Katniss and Peeta, but we hear the cannon [[spoiler:signaling the death of Thresh]]. Assuming that he didn't off himself or die of natural causes, Cato killing such a powerful opponent definitely counts as this.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:After Clove died, he took a moment to grieve for her. In the film, he was also willing to sleep curled up with Glimmer.]]
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Like the other "Career" tributes, he comes across this way to some extent due to his District's practice of training kids for the Games.
* ShipTease: With Glimmer in the [[Film/TheHungerGames film]], where there's a shot of him and Glimmer curled up together while asleep. And to some extent, with Clove as well, [[spoiler:since he seems to be genuinely anguished at her death]].
* TykeBomb: Raised from childhood to fight and to kill.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Comes across as this in the film, thanks to his MotiveRant.
* WouldHitAGirl: Never actually does so, but he's perfectly willing to hunt down and kill Katniss himself.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Completely loses it near the end, savagely attacking Katniss and Peeta like a wild animal.]]
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:He breaks the District 3 boy's neck after the boy's trap failed to kill Katniss, instead destroying their supplies.]]

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!!Clove
->''"Where's lover boy? Oh, I see. You're gonna help him, right? Well, that's sweet."''

Cato's fellow tribute from District 2, who relishes killing her competitors with an array of knives she keeps in her jacket.

In the film, she's portrayed by Creator/IsabelleFuhrman.

* AgeLift: The scoreboard in the film states she is 15, despite the book heavily implying she is 18. This was likely done as her actress was only 14 at the time of filming.
* AxCrazy: The filmmakers decided to play this up, showing her as unhinged and slightly psychotic, in part to counter how much smaller Fuhrman was to the other characters.
* BloodKnight
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and Cato wore Rust Red colored jackets.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Brutally slain by Thresh after she boasts about killing Rue when he slams her repeatedly into the Cornucopia.]]
* DarkActionGirl
* TheDragon: To Cato.
* EvilGloating
** BondVillainStupidity
** TemptingFate: [[spoiler:Bragging about how your team killed the little girl while her ScaryBlackMan of a partner is nearby isn't the brightest of things to do.]].
* KarmicDeath: She ''really'' shouldn't have bragged about [[spoiler:Rue's death in the presence of [[PapaWolf Thresh]], and receives one of the most violent deaths in the movie, when he repeatedly smashes her into the outer-hull of the cornucopia.]].
* KnifeNut: She's very good at handling knives, and is an excellent shot when it comes to throwing them. In the film, she's even shown to even ''sleep whilst gripping a knife handle''.
* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: Like the other "Career" tributes, she comes across this way to some extent due to her District's practice of [[TheSpartanWay training kids for the Games]].
* TykeBomb: As seems to be the norm in "Career Districts".
* VillainousBreakdown: She can more than handle herself in a fight, even against the more powerfully-built tributes like Katniss, but after the enormous [[ScaryBlackMan Thresh]] gets his hands on her, she realizes she stands ''no'' chance and immediately goes from smug and sadistic to ''completely terrified and screaming her lungs out''.....[[spoiler:until she dies]].

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!!Marvel
->''"As I try to avoid looking at his family, I learn that his name was Marvel. How did I never know that? I suppose that before the Games I didn't pay attention and afterwards I didn't want to know."''
->''-Katniss on Marvel''

The male tribute from District 1.

Portrayed by Jack Quaid in the film.
* AxCrazy
* BladeOnAStick: His preferred weapon is a spear.
* TheBrute
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Glimmer wore avocado green jackets.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He really should not have killed Rue in front of [[MamaBear Katniss]].]]
* LeanAndMean: The tallest of the Careers, at 6'3.
* MeaningfulName: A "marvel" is something extraordinary or amazing. Indeed, he's from the top Career District and the Gamemakers gave him a score of 9.
* NoNameGiven: Subverted. We never find out his name in ''The Hunger Games,'' but in ''Catching Fire,'' it's revealed. The film sees it mentioned by Caesar when he's called up to be interview, but the non-initiated might just miss out on hearing it.
* TykeBomb
* TheVoiceless
* WouldHitAGirl[=/=]WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Responsible for Rue's death]].

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!!Glimmer
->''"Are you sure we shouldn't just kill him now?"''

The female tribute from District 1.

Portrayed by Leven Rambin in the film.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Seems to have a little thing for Cato in the film.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: [[spoiler:Averted dreadfully when she's stung to death by tracker-jackers. After being attacked by swarms of them, she's not a pretty sight]].
* BlondesAreEvil
* BraidsOfAction
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, she and Marvel wore avocado green jackets.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Dies from trackerjacker stings after Katniss cuts down the nest.]]
* DarkChick
* DeathByDisfigurement: Literally and figuratively.
* DueToTheDead: [[spoiler:Averted. Katniss, while suffering from the hallucinations brought on by the tracker-jacker stings, has no problem with prying a bow and quiver of arrows from her corpse. Given that Glimmer and Katniss were enemies, this is justified]].
* EveryoneLovesBlondes:
-->'''Katniss's narration:''' The girl from District 1, looking provocative in a see-through gold gown, steps up the center of the stage to join Caesar for her interview. You can tell her mentor didn't have any trouble coming up with an angle for her. With that flowing blonde hair, emerald green eyes, her body tall and lush... she's sexy all the way.
* [[FauxActionGirl Faux Dark Action Girl]]: She's one of the Careers, who are said to have been intensely trained their whole lives for the Games beforehand and are usually the winners if nothing in the arena takes out all their food supplies at once first. However, she doesn't display any notable skills, is noted by Katniss to be an incompetent shot with a bow, and [[spoiler:gets brutally killed by tracker-jackers early on in the Games before she can actually do anything]].
** Averted at least a bit on the film, though, as she can be seen brutally attacking and killing at least a couple of Tributes.
* FemmeFatale
* MsFanservice: In-universe, this is her entire gimmick for getting sponsors.
** There is a bit of FridgeHorror to this. [[SexSlave Given what happens to the more attractive victors of the Hunger Games, and that Glimmer's prep team and mentor probably knew this]], any of her sponsors [[EntitledToHaveYou could have]] [[RescueSex an ulterior motive for helping Glimmer win the games]].
* NinjaLooting: That bow was meant for Katniss, but it doesn't stop Glimmer from claiming it when she gets there first.
* PinkMeansFeminine: In the film. As the girliest of the named female Tributes, it's fitting that her movie interview dress is this shade.
* ShesGotLegs: With its artificially high waist and short, fluffy skirt, her interview dress in the film seems calculated to make her legs look as long as possible. [[HelloNurse It works.]]
* ShipTease: With Cato, in the film.
* TykeBomb

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!! District 3 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 3 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:The girl died in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The boy survives the first day and joins with the "Career" tributes, acting as a supply guard and setting up booby traps around the area. When Katniss blows all of it up, Cato kills him in a fit of rage]].

They are played by Kalia Prescott & Ian Nelson respectively.

* ButtMonkey: The female, in the eyes of the Careers, as they laugh at her in a deleted scene. They even get her district partner to laugh at her as well!
* BladeOnAStick: The male used a spear while defending the Cornucopia.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore mustard yellow jackets.
* EvilGenius: He's not ''actually'' evil, but the boy is still recruited by the Careers to set a deathtrap with his GadgeteerGenius skills, providing a major obstacle for Katniss to overcome.
* GadgeteerGenius: The boy managed to re-arm the mines around the starting area to be used as booby traps.
* NoNameGiven
* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Cato kills the boy this way.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Especially the girl.

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!! District 4 Tributes

The unnamed "Career" tributes of District 4 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:The boy died in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The girl survives the first day and joins the "Career" pack but is killed shortly after when Katniss drops the tracker jacker nest on the group.]]

They are played by Tara Macken & Ethan Jamieson respectively.

* AnAxeToGrind: The girl's WeaponOfChoice (film only).
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore seastorm green jackets.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:The girl had a tracker jacker nest dropped on her!]]
* DemotedToExtra: District 4 isn't even mentioned as a Career district in the film, and [[spoiler:the girl is simply killed in the Cornucopia instead of joining the Career "pack".]]
* NoNameGiven
* TykeBomb: Raised from childhood to fight and to kill (in the novel, at least.)
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 5 Male

The unnamed male tribute of District 5 during the 74th Hunger Games. (His partner Foxface has her own section above).

[[spoiler:He is killed in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia.]]

He is played by Chris Mark.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, he and Foxface wore plum red jackets.
* CoolSword: His WeaponOfChoice (film only). [[spoiler:He used it to kill the District 3 female.]]
* NoNameGiven
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 6 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 6 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:They are both killed in the bloodbath at the cornucopia.]]

They are played by Kara Petersen and Ashton Moio respectively.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore tomato red jackets.
* GirlishPigtails: The girl has them.
* NoNameGiven: The male is given one in the movie, Jason.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 7 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 7 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:They are both killed in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia.]]

They are played by Leigha Hancock & Sam Ly respectively.

* AnAxeToGrind: The boy's WeaponOfChoice. (film only)
* KnifeNut: The girl's WeaponOfChoice (throwing knives, film only)
* BraidsOfAction: The girl has them (film only).
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore russet brown jackets.
* NoNameGiven
* RecurringExtra: The female appears the most of all the unnamed tributes.
* TykeBomb: The female, standing at 4'11 and having rather high odds of winning, at 7-1. She was also one of the more capable tributes in defending herself, attacking and almost killing Glimmer in the bloodbath. [[spoiler: And later being referenced as one of the mutts with "dirty blond hair" and "the ability to fight" and survived the attack.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 8 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 8 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:The boy died in the initial bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The girl survives the first day, but due to a lack of supplies, she foolishly starts a fire that allows the "Career" pack to find and attack her. She is mortally wounded, but does not die quickly, so Peeta returns and [[MercyKill Mercy Kills]] her, Katniss is close by and hears everything.]]

They are played by: Mackenzie Lintz and Samuel Tan respectively.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore goldenrod yellow jackets.
* NoNameGiven
* WeakButSkilled: They have the highest chances of winning of all the unnamed tributes. 5-1 for the female, and 3-1 for the male. They are still killed on the first day of the games.
* TooDumbToLive: As Katniss said, when the girl lights a campfire, ''at night,'' which makes her a sitting duck for the Careers who viciously attack and kill her]].
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 9 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 9 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:They are both killed in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The boy is the first tribute killed in the 74th Hunger Games in the novel, stabbed by Clove while he was fighting with Katniss over a backpack.]]

They are played by Annie Thurman & Imanol Yepez-Frias respectively.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore bottle green jackets.
* BloodFromTheMouth: The boy [[spoiler:when he gets stabbed by Clove.]]
* NoNameGiven
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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!! District 10 Tributes

The unnamed tributes of District 10 during the 74th Hunger Games.

[[spoiler:The girl died in the bloodbath at the Cornucopia. The boy escaped with supplies into the forest, but is killed offscreen later.]]

They are played by Dakota Hood & Jeremy Marinas, respectively.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the 74th Hunger Games, they wore grey jackets.
* HandicappedBadass: In a sense, because, despite being crippled, the male managed to survive for quite some time.
* BuryYourDisabled: The boy had a crippled foot.
* NoNameGiven
* WeHardlyKnewYe

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[[folder: Past Tributes]]
!!In General
Notable tributes that participated in Games before the 74th and (with the exception of Maysilee Donner and Titus) won. Winning Games leads to a life of luxury and stability for themselves and their families, or so the Capitol would have you believe. Victors then act as mentors to the succeeding tributes from their district - it's their job to prepare them for arena and line up sponsors for them.

* TheAlcoholic: Many past victors turn to vice due to having too much time, money, and [=PTSD=] on their hands.
* BadDreams
* {{Badass}}: You'd have to be to win a Game.
* {{Broken Ace}}s: Everyone celebrates their triumph except... most of them.
* DwindlingParty: Fifty-nine victors are still alive at the beginning of "Catching Fire." [[spoiler:By the end of the next book, only seven (Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch, Johanna, Beetee, Annie, and Enobaria) are left.]]
* GildedCage: Their five-star housing and life of luxury post-Games is this. [[spoiler:The Capitol can still kill their loved ones if they don't behave.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: They've known each other for many years.
* MentorArchetype: It's their job to mentor the tributes from their district.
* PyrrhicVictory: Majority of them consider their victory as such.
* RetiredBadass: Technically all of them until the Quarter Quell comes around.
* ShellShockedVeteran: To varying degrees. How would ''you'' react if you live well, despite knowing you only got that far due to 23 (or in Haymitch's case, 47) other kids dying (some of which you watched die or killed yourself)? For bonus points, ThereAreNoTherapists.
* {{Zen Survivor}}s: In a degree.

!!Haymitch Abernathy
->''"Remember who the real enemy is."''

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Katniss and Peeta's mentor, a participant in the 50th Hunger Games (and 2nd Quarter Quell) and the only surviving victor from District 12 (the other one is dead). His duty is to give them tips on how to survive the arena, arrange deals with sponsors to get them potentially life-saving items, and other things for which you generally would prefer someone to be sober - which unfortunately is not one of Haymitch's better skills. [[spoiler:Also turns out to be a key member of LaResistance]].

Creator/WoodyHarrelson plays him in the films.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books he's described as dark haired (the "Seam look"), but in the movie he's very blond.
* TheAlcoholic
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Bickers a lot with Katniss and at one point outright tells her he would have rather focused on saving Peeta in the 74th Games but there are also moments that show that him and Katniss care deeply about each other. It's his embrace she throws herself into after winning the Games and in "''Mockingjay''" it's his arms she cries in over [[spoiler:the torture of Peeta]].
* {{Badass}}: In his Hunger Games, he was downright scary, able to take on whole squads of armed careers with a knife and win.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Has a lot of similarities to Katniss. Perversely this often results in them taking out their own self-hatred on each other.
* TheChessmaster: In ''Catching Fire'', [[spoiler:Haymitch helps orchestrate Katniss's escape from the Quarter Quell.]]
* CatchPhrase: Sweetheart.
** "Stay alive."
* CombatPragmatist: How he manages to survive the Hunger Games. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, President Snow doesn't put up with it.]]
* CuttingTheKnot: Spent his Game actually looking for the end of the arena, which probably inspired [[spoiler:the escape plan]] in Catching Fire.
* CynicalMentor: Due to dealing with the trauma from his own games coupled with years and years of watching his charges die in the arena.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: The description of him winning his games involves him outrunning someone trying to kill him while physically holding his stomach to keeps his guts from falling out.
* DrowningMySorrows: Unable to cope with the emotional fallout of having been a tribute in the Games and subsequently having to lead fresh tributes to the slaughter, he dives into a bottle. While he seems to recover somewhat during the course of series, by the end of ''Mockingjay'' he's as much of a hopeless drunk as he ever was.
* DrunkenMaster
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Subverted: He initially appears as nothing more than a drunk and occasionally violent man with little concern for anything but his alcohol, but this is mostly due to the fact that he's never gotten tributes who stood a chance. He sobers up a little once Katniss and Peeta prove they can fight, and he is quite the mentor when he is sober.
* FamedInStory: Pretty much the only celebrity District 12 has, until the 74th Games.
* FamilyOfChoice: With Peeta and Katniss.
* GeniusBruiser: In his games he ultimately won by using a quirk of the arena against his enemies, but until then he got by largely by sheer ass-kicking ability.
* GoodFlawsBadFlaws: His alcoholism, which he is able to overcome at several points in the story only to fall back into the bottle later on. [[AluminumChristmasTrees Commonly thought to be a plot hole but many alcoholics do in fact go through periods of complete sobriety followed by periods of constant drinking.]]
* GuileHero: How he won his Game -- which happened to be the Quarter Quell, where there was ''double'' the number of tributes. His tactic was to not only stay away from the majority of the fighting, but [[spoiler:to use the properties of the arena itself as a weapon.]] He imparts the first bit of knowledge to Katniss right before the games begin in earnest (IE: "get the hell away from the cornucopia bloodbath ASAP").
* HiddenDepths
* InsufferableGenius: Back in the day. Still definitely has traces of this attitude but most of it has been beaten out of him.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Katniss and Peeta. He likes Peeta best, but he and Katniss are so alike that he has an easier time understanding (and manipulating) her.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Katniss is discomfited when she watches the video of Haymitch's Game and realizes he was actually pretty handsome.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's jaded and bitter, certainly, but that's because of how many times where he's watched NonActionGuy tributes get blown up. He becomes a lot more helpful when Katniss gets fed up with his bull and proves herself having more than a snowball's chance in hell.
* KidHeroAllGrownUp: He was a winning tribute of the HungerGames as a teen but has since become a depressed alcoholic, [[spoiler: but eventually returns to heroism as a leader of the rebellion in the final book.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: He's one of the most morally upstanding characters in the setting. It's just by the time we first meet him he is so ''utterly'' broken that he just seems to be nothing more than a useless drunkard who couldn't care less about the fate of the kids under his care.
* NailedToTheWagon: Courtesy of Peeta in "Catching Fire" and of District Thirteen in "''Mockingjay''".
* TheNicknamer: Katniss is "sweetheart" and Peeta is "the boy".
* ObfuscatingStupidity: At first Katniss just assumes (like everyone else in her district) that he is nothing but a useless drunkard with no social skills. Then it's revealed that Haymitch is secretly manipulating the events of the quell to aid the rebel cause and is ''no where near'' as stupid or as useless as everyone assumes him to be... while also being a drunkard with no social skills. Although to be fair, both Katniss and Peeta had already begun to realize this. It's the Capitol who (sadly for them) does not.
* TheObiWan: Non-lethal example.
* ParentalSubstitute: For Katniss, although they both seem loathe to admit it, it is certainly there. Peeta [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by pointing out that how similar the two of them are to each other seems to be the reason they bicker so much.
* ShipperOnDeck: For Katniss and Peeta. At first it seems like he merely supports the idea of them pretending to have a romance but by the second book he seems to support the pairing for real.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: He starts off as this but progresses to CynicalMentor when he discovers that Katniss and Peeta may actually have a fighting chance, and ends up as something of a TeamDad.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: In "''Catching Fire''" he is seen playing chess with Peeta.
* SourOutsideSadInside
* TheStoic
* StoutStrength
* TeamDad: And he is a PapaWolf when you threaten or hurt his two surviving tributes.
* TricksterMentor
* TrueCompanions: With many of the victors but most importantly with Katniss and Peeta.
** [[{{Fanon}} Generally assumed]] to be the [[spoiler: [[HonoraryUncle Honorary Grandfather]] of the Mellark children in the epilogue.]]. Also somewhat of a meta example as both Lawrence and Hutcherson have referred to Harrelsson as [[HonoraryUncle Uncle Woody]] in interviews.
* TryNotToDie: His go-to advice.
* WakeUpFighting: Sleeps with a knife in his hands and if you wake him up you'd best take a step back.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Either plays this or the IndyPloy most days, assuming he's sober.

!!Gloss and Cashmere
The District 1 tributes for the Quarter Quell.
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Played by Alan Richton (Gloss) and Stephanie Leigh Schlund (Cashmere) in the film.

* AbusiveParents / MeddlingParents: Cashmere's actor, Stephanie Schlund, states that the siblings parents were extremely hard on them.
* BackToBackBadasses: They won consecutive Hunger Games, being the only known siblings to do so.
* BlondesAreEvil: Not evil, per say, they just want to live.
* BrotherSisterTeam: They're siblings who won back-to-back Games. In the film, they are shown training together.
* HelloNurse: Both are described as beautiful.
* SexSlave: [[spoiler:''Mockingjay'' implies that the stunningly beautiful Cashmere was a victim of this, alongside Finnick.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Katniss didn't spend much time with them, and didn't get to know them well.

!! Brutus
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The District 2 male tribute for the Quarter Quell.

Played by Bruno Gunn in the film.

* BaldOfEvil: Again, not evil. He just wants to get out alive.
* BigBad: Averted. Unlike Cato, Brutus is just another competitor. This is because Katniss has realized that the Careers are pawns in the Capitol's game too, and this time, she has [[PresidentEvil bigger fish to fry.]]
* BloodKnight
* TheBrute
* {{Expy}}: He's essentially Cato MKII.
* MeaningfulName[=/=]PunnyName: He's a brute.

!! Enobaria

The District 2 female tribute for the Quarter Quell.
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Played by Meta Golding.

* AdaptedOut / DeathByAdaptation: She isn't mentioned in the first ''Mockingjay'' film, implying that she may have died.
* {{Ax Crazy}}
* {{Blood Knight}}: In the film, she shows enthusiasm and gusto for returning into the arena. She's just as upset about it as everyone else, though.
* {{Dark Action Girl}}
* ManBitesMan: Her preferred method of combat -- killing people with her cosmetically-sharpened ''teeth''.
* [[ScaryBlackMan Scary Black Woman]] In the films.
* {{Token Evil Teammate}}: [[spoiler:Sorta. While never really on the good guys' ''team,'' she and [[TheOphelia Annie]] are the only Career victors still breathing at the story's end.]]

!!Lyme
A former victor from District 2 and [[spoiler:commander of the rebellion in District 2.]]

Played by Creator/LilyRabe in Mockingjay Part 1 and Creator/GwendolineChristie in the Mockingjay Part 2.

* ActionGirl: An older version as she is stated to be middle-aged and muscular.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Is stated to have an unforgettable face, but her beauty is never commented on in the books.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:It is never stated how or if she died. It is assumed she died because she was not called when President Coin called for the surviving tributes.]]

!!Wiress and Beetee
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A pair of former victors from District 3, electronics and explosives. [[spoiler:Like Johanna and Finnick, both are part of the alliance of victors whose job it is to make sure Katniss and Peeta survive the Quell.]]

Played by Amanda Plummer (Wiress) and Jeffrey Wright (Beetee).

* AmbiguousDisorder: Wiress. She acts a lot like a person with severe autism, but she might just be deeply traumatized - or just generally odd.
* BlackAndNerdy: Beetee in the film adaptations.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Wiress.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: "Tick tock." [[spoiler:The Quarter Quell arena is a clock.]]
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Beetee usually finished Wiress's sentences for her.
* GadgeteerGenius: Beetee. See TheSmartGuy. It can be assumed Wiress is this as well.
* HandicappedBadass: In the film version, though his injuries from the Quarter Quell have left him in a wheelchair, he's still every bit the engineering genius, now adding [[TheCracker Systems Cracker]] and Weaponsmith to his list of titles.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Wiress was killed in the middle of her singing "Hickory-Dickory Dock. This alerted Katniss and the others that the Careers arrived.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Called "Nuts," Wiress, and "Volts," Beetee, by Johanna.
* TheLoad: Beetee spends a lot of time in "''Catching Fire''" being carried around by Peeta (and occasionally Finnick). Subverted, though, since it's thanks to him that [[spoiler:they were able to leave the arena at all.]]
* MadnessMantra: Wiress again.
* NonActionGuy: Both Beetee and Wiress.
* OnlyOneName: Their surnames are never given; the film does give Beetee one: Latier.
* SaltAndPepper
* {{The Smart Guy}}s: Beetee in particular is described as having managed to win his Games by building an electrified trap for his competitors; he also [[spoiler:develops new weapons for the rebellion and helps cut into the Capitol's TV broadcasts so the rebels can spread their own propaganda]]. Wiress is more intuitive and able to notice things others would not much quicker.

!!Finnick Odair
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->''"It takes ten times longer to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart."''

A devilishly handsome former victor from District 4, the fishing district. Best known for being one of the youngest victors (he was fourteen at the time) and for the string of broken hearts he leaves behind him in the Capitol. Won his Games by earning so many sponsors that he earned himself an ornate trident that he used to single-handedly destroy the rest of the competition. [[spoiler:He later allies himself with Katniss and Peeta during the Quarter Quell, and turns out to be a rebel who is surreptitiously using his unique position as a former victor and quell participant to make sure the two of them survive so Katniss can become the the figurehead of the second rebellion.]]

Played by Sam Claflin in the films.

* AntiVillain: A "villain in name only" type. He only seems to be potentially villainous to Katniss at first because he's a Career, but he's actually not that bad of a guy.
* {{Badass}}: He's shown to be more than competent with his trident, and can take on opponents as easily as he can gather seafood with it.
* BetaCouple: With Annie.
* TheCasanova: His public persona. He's devastatingly loyal to Annie, though, who loves him back.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Being ripped apart by lizard muttations probably wasn't the best way to go.]]
* CurbStompBattle: His Games became one once he got his shiny new trident.
* EthicalSlut[=/=][[spoiler:HookerWithAHeartOfGold]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: At no point are his lovers (besides Annie, his eventual wife) specified by gender. In her narration, Katniss refers to them as "people of the Capitol." Finnick himself refers to them as [[spoiler:"patrons."]]
* FamedInStory: One of the most popular victors.
* GallowsHumor: Literally: makes a noose and pretends to hangs himself for Katniss' amusement.
* HandsOnApproach: How he teaches Katniss how to knot.
* HiddenDepths: {{Lampshaded}} by Katniss in ''Mockingjay,'' where she lists off the various facets Finnick has shown her (smarmy heartthrob, enigmatic ally, broken man). She builds him up as a ruthless manslut, making fun of him for being a pretty womanizer and privately wary of the fact that he won his Games by being irresistible to the audience and merciless to his competitors. She respects him more as she gets to know him, seeing his playfulness when he suggests scaring Peeta awake, how he cares for Mags and Annie, and is further stunned when [[spoiler:he reveals that his 'womanizing' is just the public presentation of the fact that President Snow has been prostituting him to the highest bidder, and if he refuses, someone he loves will be killed]].
* JailBaitWait: He was fourteen when he won his games, so his fanbase had a couple of years to wait before going after him.
* LadykillerInLove: With Annie.
* TheLancer: [[spoiler:To Katniss in the Quarter Quell]].
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Johanna; Finnick is one of the only people Johanna trusts.
* MrFanservice: In-universe example; later {{deconstructed}}.
* FunPersonified: Implied to be his natural personality, when he's not in the midst of crippling depression or otherwise wearing one of his other masks. He's easygoing, likes to tease and play little jokes on people, but also prone to cracking jokes at his own expense, such as when he says he can't leave Mags because she actually ''likes'' him.
* NiceGuy: ''By far'' one of the least flawed and generally likable people in [[CrapsackWorld Panem]] whom we meet. It may seem odd at first because career tributes are typically portrayed in a more negative light, but Katniss eventually comes to realize that they are just pawns like everyone else in the Capitol's sadistic and varied games of control.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:He is killed by having his head bitten off by giant white lizard mutts in ''Mockingjay''.]]
* PrettyBoy
* ProngsOfPoseidon: His weapon of choice.
* ScarpiaUltimatum: Essentially Snow's method of [[spoiler:making sure Finnick plays along with being sold to Capitol citizens is by threatening to kill those he loves if he fails to comply]].
* SelfDeprecatingHumor: According to Katniss, this is one of his ''genuine'' charm points. He mocks his own reputation as a shallow pretty boy a couple times, such as asking Katniss if she finds him distracting after stripping down to his underwear.
* SexSlave: [[spoiler:What President Snow turned him into due to his attractive appearance. Finnick was forced to play ball when Snow threatened to murder his loved ones if he did not. Apparently, this in not all too uncommon among victors who are considered physically attractive.]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Averted. Finnick is one of the only victors we meet who seems to be a relatively well adjusted individual. If you're willing to forget the fact he is a ruthless killer, he's actually not too bad a guy at his core. It's justified in that he is a Career, and therefore was not nearly as unprepared for the horror of his games as other victors from say, the lower districts were.[[spoiler:He even seems to handle [[SexSlave what happened after his games relatively well.]]]]
** ZigZagged. His original Games didn't seem to have an impact on him, but he sinks into a terrible depression after Annie is arrested by the Capitol, has trouble focusing on anything, and has a nervous breakdown over what might be happening to her after watching Katniss do the same. He seems relatively able to hold himself together, but it's a fragile thing and he does it mostly for other people's benefit. With Annie gone in "Mockingjay," he's relatively out of it, up until he realizes that he needs to help Katniss hold herself together.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Justified, as it turns out. Apparently being an extremely attractive victor has a bigger downside than you'd think.
* SoHappyTogether: [[spoiler:Gets to marry Annie and then gets to die.]]
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay: How he convinces Katniss he's on her side in the film - he tells her [[spoiler:"Remember who the real enemy is."]]
* SpikyHair: Sports an anime-like hairstyle in Catching Fire. In Mockingjay, it's toned down a bit.
* StarCrossedLovers: While Katniss and Peeta are actually an aversion, Finnick and Annie play this straight. They're not allowed to be together because he's far too attractive for Snow to be able to resist turning him into a sex slave and she is too mentally unstable to be considered a suitable partner for him in public. [[spoiler:Once they are both in District Thirteen they are able to get married but they only have a short time together before he leaves to fight in the Capitol which leads to his death.]]
* SurvivalMantra: Non-verbal example: his constant knotting in the third book.
* {{Troll}}: Tries to corrupt Katniss by seductively eating sugar cubes in front of her before the Quarter Quell.
* {{Tykebomb}}: He'd qualify just for being a Career, but while most Careers volunteer at 18, Finnick is specifically singled out for winning his Games at '''14'''. In the books, Katniss says that he's one of the youngest victors ever; in the film, Haymitch says he is ''the'' youngest ever, straight-up.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Befitting his status as MrFanservice, he's constantly shirtless before the Quarter Quell.
* WartimeWedding: [[spoiler:With Annie in ''Mockingjay''. It ends tragically when he leaves [[{{Retirony}} shortly after]] only to die.]]

!!Annie Cresta
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->''"She crept up on me."''
-->-- '''Finnick''' on Annie

A past tribute from District 4, who won her Games by being able to swim to safety when the arena was flooded. Is in love with Finnick.

Played by Stef Dawson in the films.

* AdaptationDyeJob: Her seconds-long cameo in the Catching Fire film (and later confirmed in Mockingjay) shows her with red hair, as opposed to the books' brown.
* AmbiguousDisorder: While she went through a HeroicBSOD during her Games, her symptoms in the books sound an awful lot like schizophrenia.
* BetaCouple: With Finnick.
* BreakTheCutie: Her experience in the Games wasn't pleasant, to say the least, and left her shell-shocked to the point that she almost completely lost her mind.
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Annie is captured and held prisoner by the Capitol at the end of ''Catching Fire'', but she is rescued in ''Mockingjay.'']]
* FamedInStory: As all victors are.
* FreakOut: The loss of her mental stability began when she saw her district partner [[OffWithHisHead beheaded]] right in front of her, and it's only gone downhill from there.
* GreenEyes: They're described as sea-green, like Finnick's.
* HeroicBSOD: Twice: first when she witnesses her district partner being beheaded in her Games, and again when her name is drawn for the Quarter Quell. Luckily for her, [[CoolOldLady Mags]] volunteers to take her place.
* [[IHaveYourWife I Have Your Girlfriend]]: [[spoiler:Captured by the Capitol to be used as leverage against Finnick. Fortunately, the rebels save her.]]
* MeaningfulName: Annie ''Crest''a is from District 4, whose main industry is fishing.
* OlympicSwimmer: How she won her games, outswimming the other tributes.
* TheOphelia: She's presented as unstable at the best of times.
* RapunzelHair: Never specified, but twice her hair is mentioned as voluminous and very long.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Not necessarily a more ''extreme'' example than many other victors, who are just as broken after their games, but simply a more noticeable one. Haymitch [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this at one point, commenting that Annie is actually ''not'' crazy, it's just that her PTSD manifests itself in a form which makes most people think she is, instead of the typical substance abuse, or reckless, self-destructive, jerkass behavior that comes to define most of the other victors.
* SoHappyTogether: She and Finnick.
* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler:In the epilogue, we find out that Annie has given birth to Finnick's son.]]
* StarCrossedLovers: While Katniss and Peeta are actually an aversion, Finnick and Annie play this straight. They're not allowed to be together because he's far too attractive for Snow to be able to resist turning him into a sex slave and she is too mentally unstable to be considered a suitable partner for him in public. Once they are both in District Thirteen [[spoiler:they are able to get married but they only have a short time together before he leaves to fight in the Capitol, which leads to his death.]]
* WartimeWedding: [[spoiler:With Finnick in ''Mockingjay.'']]
* WeakButSkilled: We never heard of her killing anyone, but she could ''swim,'' so she outlasted everyone when the arena flooded.
** Though it is a safe bet she killed a few tributes before the death of her district partner, given that she was a career tribute.
* [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Does He See In Her]]: Out of all the rich and powerful lovers that Finnick's had, "the mad girl he left behind him" is the only one he truly loves.

!!Mags
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Finnick's partner in the Quarter Quell and previously his mentor. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep Katniss and Peeta alive during the quell.]]

Played by Lynn Cohen.

* CoolOldLady: She's 80, probably the oldest living victor.
* DeathSeeker
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:She simply kisses Finnick good-bye and walks right into the poison fog.]]
* GoOutWithASmile
* HeroicSacrifice: Took Annie's place in the Quarter Quell, knowing that the Games are a death sentence at the best of times. At her age, she doesn't stand a chance. [[spoiler:Then she makes one ''again'' when she walks into the poison fog, since Katniss is injured and Finnick isn't strong enough to carry her and Peeta.]]
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Finnick, Katniss and Peeta, ''especially'' Finnick. Possibly to Annie.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: [[spoiler:Walks into poison fog so that Finnick can focus on rescuing Peeta instead]].
* TheLoad: She is literally The Load in ''Catching Fire'', as she is an elderly stroke victim whom Finnick carries around in the arena. She was his mentor, and volunteered as tribute to save his love, Annie. She eventually [[spoiler:gives up her own life by walking into a poisonous fog, so that Finnick will turn his efforts to protecting Katniss]].
* MoralityPet: She's the first indication that Finnick is a decent guy by the way he cares about her. Despite being a Career, he, like Katniss, values her over the younger, stronger competitors.
* NeutralFemale: Because of her age. Since she was a previous victor, though, we can assume she was an ActionGirl in the past.
* TheObiWan: She is Finnick's mentor.
* RetiredBadass
* TheVoiceless: In the film. She speaks in the book, but her speech is nearly unintelligible and Katniss speculates that she may have had a stroke at some point.

!! District 5 Tributes
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Tributes District 5 who compete in the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:The male is the first person killed in the bloodbath. The female survives, but is killed by the tidal wave the next day.]]

Played by Ivette Li-Sanchez and James Logan.

* TheAlcoholic: The male, like Haymitch and Chaff, was an alcoholic.
* DeathWail: The female screamed rather loud when the tidal wave hit.
* LegacyCharacter: Sorta, the female, like Foxface, survived the bloodbath, whist her male counterpart didn't.
* KnifeNut: The female, with throwing knives.
* NoNameGiven
* RecurringExtra: The male, along with the District 9 female, are the most seen unnamed tributes.
* VomitDiscretionShot: The camera is a too far away in the training center to show the male vomiting.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!! District 6 Morphlings
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A pair of drug addicts who compete in the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep both Katniss and Peeta alive during the quell.]]

Played by Justin Hix (the male) and Megan Hayes (the female).

* BigDamnHeroes: The female saves Peeta in the nick of time.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:The female tribute sacrifices her life to save Peeta. He feels some guilt over being saved by someone whose name he doesn't even know]].
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:Haymitch must have known that they would be able to protect Katniss and Peeta, despite how addled they were.]]
* LethalJokeCharacter: The female.
* MasterOfDisguise: The female's talent. She uses it to appear from thin air in order to protect Peeta. Haymitch said this is how both the morphlings won their games.
* NoNameGiven: Referred to only as the Male and Female Morphlings.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: The female.
* WeakButSkilled
* WeHardlyKnewYe: The male is killed in the initial brawl at the Cornucopia.
* YoungerAndHipper: Despite being stated to be among the older tributes in the book, they only look about 20-30 in the movie. Justified as their actors, Justin Hix and Megan Hayes, are around that age.

!!Johanna Mason
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->''"I don't care if you're knocked up, I'll rip your throat out."''

A former arena tribute from District 7, the lumber district, who pretended to be weak and useless before ruthlessly cutting her way to victory. [[spoiler:It is later revealed that she is part of the alliance of victors whose job is to keep both Katniss and Peeta alive during the Quell.]]

Played by Creator/JenaMalone in the films.

* ActionGirl
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Appears more feminine in the film than what she's described in the books.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Can be quite snarky most of the time.
* AntiHero
* AnAxeToGrind: Her WeaponOfChoice, justified by her coming from the lumber district.
* BaldWoman: In ''Mockingjay'', likely a TraumaticHaircut in the Capitol's part.
* TheBigGuy: [[spoiler:In the Quarter Quell.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Her gambit in her original Games, but ultimately she turns out to be a...
** BreakTheHaughty
* BoisterousBruiser: Jena Malone's performance has plenty of this.
* BoyishShortHair: In the books, representing her tough and haughty personality. Averted in the film.
* BrokenBird: But then again, aren't all past victors?
* ClusterFBomb: In the second film, she delivers one on live-television.
-->'''Johanna:''' The deal was that if I win the Hunger Games, I get to live the rest of my life in peace, but now you want to kill me again. Well, you know what? [beep] THAT! AND [beep] ANYONE THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT!
* ConsummateLiar: Besides her strategy in her original Games, let's take a look at her (book) interview before the Quell. She gets up on stage and talks about the '''love''' between the victors and the Capitol. If that's not a lie, coming from ''her...''
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: How she won her Games. When she actually appears, [[LetsGetDangerous she drops it.]]
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:She's taken hostage by the Capitol at the end of ''Catching Fire'' and held in their captivity throughout a part of ''Mockingjay'']].
* DeadpanSnarker: "At least they'll have a hard time figuring out our plan, since we can't even understand it ourselves."
* DefrostingIceQueen: When she's introduced, she acts as little more than a {{jerkass}}. However, she becomes somewhat nicer later on, as well as more sympathetic, especially when it turns out that [[spoiler:she's one of the tributes in on the operation from District 13 to break out Katniss]].
* DontYouDarePityMe
* EarlyBirdCameo: She's named and mentioned in the first book, where Katniss recounts how she won her Games.
* ElectricTorture: Subjected to this courtesy of the Capitol.
* FamedInStory: Like all other victors.
* {{Foil}}: She's Katniss, if Katniss didn't have a younger sister to care for, right down to being the only female victor in her district. At one point, Katniss wonders if Johanna's treatment of her is what it's like to have an older sister that ''hates'' you.
* GoodIsNotNice: Being on Katniss's side doesn't stop her from being rude, insulting, and harsh.
* HatesBaths: Katniss notes in "''Mockingjay''" that Johanna never seems to shower. [[spoiler:Turns out she was tortured by being soaked in water and then given electrical shocks.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Katniss in "Mockingjay".
* HiddenDepths: Much, much more subtle than with Finnick, due her to comparative lack of attention (and [[UnreliableNarrator Katniss's initial dislike of her]]), but lines like "There's no one left that I love" have been fueling fanficcers ever since. She herself sheds a bit of light on this, when Katniss asks her point-blank why Johanna hates her so much, and she points out just how much special privilege Katniss gets for being the face of the rebellion, while Johanna has gone through ordeals just as bad or worse just to make sure Katniss was ''alive'' to be that face.
* InformedAttribute: Her intelligence and coldness was what made her win the games, but we never actually have the chance to see her use her wit (however, we do see her killing skills).
* JerkassFacade
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KnightInSourArmor
* [[SirSwearsALot Lady Swears a Lot]]: She dropped the (censored) ClusterFBomb on live TV.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: With Finnick, to the point that Katniss initially thinks that Finnick is the only reason Johanna agrees to an alliance.
* NakedOnArrival: Not exactly, but the first thing she does on-page is complain about her costume and strip down to her slippers. And then get in an elevator with Katniss and Peeta, chatting casually the whole way up.
** NakedPeopleAreFunny: In the movie this is PlayedForLaughs without any shame.
*** [[MaleGaze Peeta and Haymitch can't stop glancing at her,]] but what really makes it hilarious is [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/618d08d462dbd297d6f2b7c51638e59c/tumblr_mwuushzl0d1qgl39lo1_250.gif Katniss' expression.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Again, how she won her Games. She appeared so weak and harmless that everyone pretty much left her alone. Then she started kicking ass.
* PlotPoweredStamina: Goes nearly two whole days without sleep at the start of [[spoiler:the Quarter Quell.]]
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Usually combined with NakedPeopleAreFunny, playing on the awkwardness or absurdity of the situation.
* SkunkStripe
* TraumaticHaircut: The implied reason why she's bald in ''Mockingjay''.
* {{Troll}}: Her constant stripping off is an attempt at making Katniss feel uncomfortable.
* TwoFirstNames
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Water]]: [[spoiler:In ''Mockingjay'', after going through torture at the hands of the Capitol by being soaked and then shocked, she has a fear of water]].
* WillNotBeAVictim

!!Blight
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The District 7 male for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep Katniss and Peeta alive during the quell.]]

Played by Bobby Jordan.

* DemotedToExtra: While Blight never really was important to the story, his onscreen appearance in the film is only in the interviews, and later in a passing mention by Johanna.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName: Blight is an illness that afflicts trees.
* MoralityPet: Makes [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Johanna]] show an unusual feeling of sadness and empathy.
* {{Perma Stubble}}: Always seen with his scruffy beard.
* RedHerring: He is made out to be a major player, but later dies offscreen.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Katniss never really gets to meet him. [[spoiler: He is later killed when he ran into the forcefield during the blood rain. Thus, he never had the chance to protect Katniss and Peeta.]]


!!Cecelia and Woof
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The District 8 tributes for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep Katniss and Peeta alive during the Quell.]]

Played by Elena Sanchez (Cecelia) and John Casino (Woof).

* AdaptationalBadass: Woof is described to be senile and fragile in the book. In the film, however, he is a lot more physically fit, justified due to his actor being a stuntman.
* BabiesEverAfter: After Cecelia won her games, she had three kids who were seen being torn from her embrace at her reaping.
* DemotedToExtra: Katniss never talks to them in the training center, nor are they mentioned when Haymitch introduces the tributes to them or the bloodbath, only being seen at the interviews and the tribute parade in the film.
* HiddenDepths: [[spoiler:Despite not being seen much, Haymitch must have known that they could protect Katniss and Peeta throughout the quell.]]
* KnifeNut: Cecelia's knack for throwing knives scores her a 9.
* NiceGirl: Cecelia is described as being kind and motherly, which made Katniss want to be her ally.
* RedHerring: Played out to be important characters, but they die in the bloodbath.
* RetiredBadass: Both, as they were both victors. Cecelia is among the last to be killed in the bloodbath in the movie, along with the District 9 and 10 females.
* TakeCareOfTheKids: Cecelia knew she wouldn't make it out of the Quarter Quell alive.
* TooStupidToLive: Woof tries to eat poisonous bugs in the training center. Justified due to him being senile.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Both were killed in the bloodbath.

!!District 9 tributes
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Tributes from District 9, who competed in the Quarter Quell.

Played by Marian Green and Daniel Bernhardt.

* AnAxeToGrind: The female preferred axes.
* {{Badass}}: The female fought and survived against several other tributes, including Careers, before being the final tribute killed in the bloodbath. In addition, she almost killed Brutus, the biggest, strongest tribute in the Games.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: Were dressed as BREAD, of all things, at the chariot rides. Justified as their district is grain. Averted in the film where they were gold-colored clothing to inspire a grain design.
* NoNameGiven
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: According to Marian Green, most of the bloodbath was cut from the film. Which mean most people won't get to see her beating the District 5 female to almost death and fighting most of the Careers and almost killing Brutus.
* RecurringExtra: The female, along with the District 5 male, are the most seen unnamed tributes.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Both were killed in the initial bloodbath.

!!District 10 tributes
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Tributes from District 10 whom participated in the 75th Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:The female is one of the last killed in the bloodbath, but the male survived until the next day, where he was mauled by a muttation only refereed to as "The Beast."]]

Played by Jackson Spidell and Tiffany Waxler.

* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: The male had to be retrieved in pieces...]]
* FieryRedhead: The female, being the only redhead of all the tributes.
* LegacyCharacter: Sorta, the male, like the previous District 10 male, survived the bloodbath, whist his female counterpart didn't.
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes: They were dressed in a ridiculous looking cow inspired outfit, with flaming belts, at the chariot rides, which unintentionally appeared as if the cows were broiling themselves. Averted in the movie where they're wearing Greek inspired gowns.
* NoNameGiven
* WeHardlyKnewYe
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is never shown how the District 10 male died, and his portrait is never shown in the sky in the film. It is assumed he is killed the same way he was in the novel.

!!Chaff
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A competitor in the Quarter Quell, and Haymitch's drinking buddy. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep both Katniss and Peeta alive during the Quell.]]

Played by E. Roger Mitchell.

* TheAlcoholic: ''Haymitch'' thinks he drinks a lot.
* AnArmAndALeg: Lost his hand during his Games, and refused to have it replaced after his victory.
* DirtyOldMan: Drunkenly makes out with Katniss. Haymitch and Peeta think this is hilarious, but Katniss doesn't see the funny side.
* DrowningMySorrows: He's a friend of Haymitch's. They both turned to drinking after their Games.
* HandicappedBadass
* OnlyFriend: Haymitch.
** IntergenerationalFriendship: Seems to have formed one with Peeta in the days leading up to the Quarter Quell.
* RedHerring: Haymitch goes out of his way to introduce Chaff to Katniss, suggests him as an ally, and we see him teasing her the same way her eventual allies, Finnick and Johanna, do. Chaff has absolutely no bearing on the plot despite surviving almost to the end of the Games and dies off-screen with no fanfare.
* {{Troll}}: He's in on Finnick and Johanna's pranking Katniss.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

!!Seeder
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The District 11 female for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Part of the alliance to keep Katniss and Peeta alive during the Quell.]]

Played by Maria Howell.

* CoolOldLady: Is said to be older than most of the tributes, like Mags and Woof.
* DemotedToExtra: Is only in one scene in the film, and she doesn't inform Katniss about Rue's family.
* RedHerring: Seeder seems important, as she informs Katniss that Rue's family is safe, and Katniss wants her as an ally. However, she is killed at the Cornucopia after being set up as important.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: She is killed in the initial brawl at the Cornucopia.

!!Maysilee Donner
Madge's aunt, and one of Haymitch's district partners during his games [[note]]Since it was a Quarter Quell, the Capitol's gimmick that year was to reap twice as many tributes [[/note]]. Also the original owner of the mockingjay pin.

* AdaptedOut: The film series cut out the mockingjay pin's backstory.
* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: She and Mrs. Undersee.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Haymitch finds her just as a flock of sharp-beaked birds are finishing up with ripping out her throat.
* GenerationXerox: She was very close to Katniss's mother, a friendship Katniss and Madge would later replicate.
* PoisonedWeapons: How she got so far during her games; she fought using poison darts. She was good enough with them to be able to kill a Career.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Apparently looked a lot like Madge, her identical twin's daughter.
* TragicKeepsake: She was the original owner of the mockingjay pin, which Madge later gives to Katniss as a tribute token. It later graduates to IconOfRebellion.

!!Titus
A tribute from District 6 who went crazy and ate his fellow tributes before being killed by an avalanche.

* AdaptedOut: Was not mentioned in ''The Hunger Games'' film.
* {{Ax Crazy}}: Went insane during his games.
* ManBitesMan: Which eventually led to...
** ImAHumanitarian
* MeaningfulName: Named for Theatre/TitusAndronicus, the Shakespearean character who killed his daughter's rapists and cooked him, then served him to his own mother.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Capitol]]

!!As a whole:
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: If the story of Snow's ascension to power is anything to go buy.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Panem citizens may not be ''evil'' as much as they are ignorant, but they ''freak out'' when its [[spoiler:(falsely) revealed that Katniss is pregnant and a tribute of the slaughtering Quarter Quell.]]
* FacelessMooks: The Peacekeepers.
** Averted pretty effectively in the Books, where they are much more humanized. Several of the Peacekeepers in District 12 are given deeper characterization and the precise nature of their relationship with the population is explored in the first and second book. Mockingjay goes further and explains where they are actually recruited from.
* SilkHidingSteel: Their bizarre, effete and decadent lifestyle is backed up by overwhelming military force, an absolute disregard for human rights and futuristic weaponry.
* ThisLoserIsYou: On a societal level. Many aspects of the Capitol are satire or social commentary on the contemporary United States.
* WorldOfHam: Aside from Snow and Cinna, everyone dresses and/or acts flamboyant. This may be partly justified as most of the Capitol residents encountered in the book series are directly associated with either the fashion world or the super elite. Those who are not directly associated with show business (e.g. Snow, both Game Makers, the Peacekeepers) tend to be less flamboyant though most have at least one odd fashion or behavioral quirk (Snow's roses and possibly surgically altered lips, Seneca's beard, Cinna's eyeliner).

!!Effie Trinket

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The escort of the District 12 tributes. Though she hates being stuck with the lamest district, Effie still tackles her job (you know, bringing kids to die for the entertainment of the masses) with enthusiasm and gusto, hoping for a promotion to somewhere better.

Played by Creator/ElizabethBanks in the films.

* AffablyEvil: She's very cheerful and friendly, even though her job is, you know, to choose kids to send to their deaths.
* BaldWoman: It is revealed in ''Mockingjay'' that she's been wearing wigs.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Despite her ditziness she is extremely good at organising Katniss and getting her the sponsors she needs.
* CatchPhrase: "Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be EVER in your favor!"
* CharacterDevelopment: More emphasized in the films, though it's present in the books too. During the 74th reaping, she's excited and completely oblivious to how terrified and beaten down everyone else is. For the 75th reaping she ''tries'' to look appropriately excited, but the most she can manage is relief that Haymitch's name comes out of the bowl instead of Peeta's - and her face crumples when Peeta promptly volunteers in Haymitch's place. Later on, she's on the verge of tears as she hands out gold accessories to the three of them so they'll all match, insisting, "We are a ''team''!" This shows that she's come to genuinely care for Peeta and Katniss, whereas in the first film, she thought that they were going to die just like all her past tributes.
* CostumePorn
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:Effie eventually defects from The Capitol, having grown to love Peeta and Katniss.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Mockingjay''. She isn't seen till much later. Appears to not be the case in the movies however...[[http://www.hggirlonfire.com/2014/05/15/what-we-learned-from-the-mockingjay-filmmaker-roundtable-part-1/]]
* EmptyEyes: [[spoiler:Katniss notes how Effie has a "vacant look" in her eyes in ''Mockingjay'' due to the torture she suffered while being held prisoner by the Capitol.]]
* TheFashionista: Has been wearing fancy dresses in all her appearances. When she had to wear jumpsuits after she defected to District 13, she's obviously pissed off.
* FeigningIntelligence: She's probably dumber than a jar of mayonnaise, but she certainly doesn't see it that way.
-->"Everyone has their reservations, naturally. You being from the coal district. But I said, and this was very clever of me, I said, '[[CriticalResearchFailure Well, if you put enough pressure on coal it turns to pearls]]!'"
** Gets a {{callback}} in ''Catching Fire'' by an amused Peeta when he actually finds a pearl.
** At one point, Effie claims to be something of an expert in architecture. Portia only acknowledges this because the silence was getting too long.
* GenkiGirl: A grownup version.
* HiddenDepths: She seems like a frivolous, apathetic bitch at first, but soon shows that she genuinely cares for Katniss and Peeta.
** At the end of Mockingjay Part 1, [[spoiler: while Coin's giving her speech, Effie eyes her with a look that could be considered suspicious, perhaps cottoning on that Coin is not all she seems.]]
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance
* ImpossiblyTackyClothes
* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Katniss and Peeta.
* LargeHam
* ScheduleFanatic: A mild example in ''Catching Fire''.
* SkewedPriorities: In the first movie, she's more upset that Katniss stabbed the table ("That is mahogany!") than that she almost stabbed Haymitch in the hand.
** Leans on CompletelyMissingThePoint: "Careers train for the games until they're 18, but they don't get dessert! And you do!"
* StepfordSmiler: Katniss eventually realizes that Effie's shallowness is a defense mechanism which is her way of coping with her role in the Games.
* TeamMom: To an extent. Seems more obvious in the movies.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[DyeHard Or pink, or orange, or gold.]] Justified in that they're wigs.

!!Cinna

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Katniss' soft-spoken personal stylist for the Games who quickly becomes one of her closest friends in the Capitol. He has a flair for the dramatic [[spoiler:which is in part what leads to his downfall]].

Portrayed by Lenny Kravitz in the films.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the films. His skin tone is never described in the books.
* AgeLift[=/=]DawsonCasting: Cinna is described in the book as being a young man in his twenties. In the film series, he's played by the nearly-50 Lenny Kravitz. (In fact, Jennifer Lawrence insisted on calling him "Mr. Kravitz," given [[Film/XMenFirstClass she worked with his daughter]].)
* CostumePorn: It's his job.
* CulturedBadass: Instigates a rebellion with the [[IconicOutfit power of]] ''[[ImpossiblyCoolClothes fashion]]''.
* TheFashionista: A non-camp version.
* GreenEyes: In the novel, at least.
* {{Guyliner}}: Wears gold eyeliner.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:The original Cinna was a doomed opponent of Sulla the dictator.]]
** Also, the word "Cinna" kind of sounds like "cinders."
* NiceGuy: One of the nicest, sweetest people in the CrapsackWorld that is Panem, so much that Katniss quickly grew to like him.
* OnlySaneMan: Katniss at least considers him to one when she arrive to the Capitol.
* RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler:He is beaten by the Peacekeepers as Katniss is being lifted to the Quarter Quell arena, and later killed during interrogations]].
* StylishProtectionGear: The Mockingjay suit he designs for Katniss. Justified in that Katniss the "Mockingjay" is the symbol of the rebellion, and so needs to look suitably iconic.


!!Portia

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Peeta's rather level-headed stylist. [[spoiler:Is later executed on live television by President Snow to scar Peeta.]]

Portrayed by Latarsha Rose in the first film.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the films, like Cinna.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:Disappears midway through Catching Fire and is later mentioned in Mockingjay to have been killed.]]
* CostumePorn: It's her job.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: See photo.
* DemotedToExtra: While never that major of a character, in the film she is only seen in the background, with no lines.
* OnlySaneWoman: She is much more level-headed than other Capitol residents.
* TheUnreveal: It is never stated if [[spoiler:she is on the rebel's side or not.]]
* TheVoiceless: Film only, she has no lines of her own.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Does not appear in the Catching Fire film.

!!President Coriolanus Snow
->''" Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous...[A] spark is fine, as long as it's contained.....So '''contain it.'''"''

[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/catching-fire-official-still-photo-president-snow_2_5696.jpg]]

The president of Panem. He has puffy lips and smells of blood and roses. He's not very fond of Katniss.

Creator/DonaldSutherland portrays him in the films.

* AcquiredPoisonImmunity
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: While both Coin and Snow are power-hungry villains, what makes Snow a slightly better person than Coin is that if he makes a threat or promises to do something, [[IGaveMyWord he keeps his word on it]]. Coin, on the other hand, is willing to manipulate others and lie to order gain power. [[spoiler: This led Katniss to realize that is was Coin, rather than snow who was responsible for the bombing of the Capitol's children and the death of her sister, Prim.]]
* AndStarring: The films credits him, Philip Seymour-Hoffman (Heavensbee) and Stanley Tucci (Flickerman) this way.
* AnimalMotifs: He's been described as "snake-eyed."
* AscendedExtra: In the film, although as he's the BigBad (and with all the scenes beyond Katniss' perspective), this makes a lot of sense.
* BeardOfEvil
* BigBad: Of the series. As the [[EvilOverlord leader of the totalitarian regime responsible for organizing the Hunger Games]] , he serves as the prime mover behind all the horrific events that transpire within the story.
** BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With President Alma Coin in ''Mockingjay'']]
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Has secret cameras everywhere, much to everybody's discomfort.
* TheChessmaster
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: At first. He knows that Katniss and Peeta's relationship is a ruse but lets it continue to avoid rebellion, and doesn't kill Katniss because after winning the Hunger Games that would create a martyr. Also see SomethingAboutARose.
* TheDreaded: To all the District's inhabitants in general.....''until'' witnessing Katniss's brazen defiance towards his regime.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In the film version of ''Catching Fire'', Snow eats breakfast with his granddaughter.
** [[spoiler:Of course given his [[WouldHurtAChild later]] [[HumanShield actions]], you have to wonder if he'd be willing to sacrifice her if it meant saving his position.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: A right bastard he might be, but when he gives his word, he ''keeps it''. This clued in Katniss that he [[spoiler:was telling the truth about Coin being responsible for Prim's death]].
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilVsEvil: [[spoiler:In general District 13 and the rebels seem like the grey to the capitol's black (or ALighterShadeOfGrey). But Alma Coin personally is at least as evil as Snow.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: He can smile politely and say all the right words but then he will make a remark or threat that reminds you of the pure evil lurking beneath.
* HumanShield: [[spoiler:He held Capitol children in fenced outside his mansion in order to keep people from attacking him. It didn't work out the way he wanted]].
* IGaveMyWord: Unlike [[spoiler:Alma Coin]], if Snow promises to do something, he ''keeps his word''. This is one of the few redeemable traits of his character. [[spoiler:Katniss rewards him by killing Coin instead of him, though he dies from other injuries shortly thereafter.]]
* IHaveYourWife: One of the ways he tries to control [[spoiler:Finnick and Katniss]] in the third book (though it's actually "I have your [[spoiler:girlfriend/presumed husband]]).
* KlingonPromotion: Rose to power by killing his rivals and those in higher rank.
* LargeAndInCharge: In the film. Being played by 6"4" Donald Sutherland will do that to a character.
* ManipulativeBastard: Very much so.
* MeaningfulName: Named after the Shakespearian TragicHero in the [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Coriolanus eponymous play.]] He shares similar traits - he cares little about the ordinary folk and wants to maintain a totalitarian state.
** His personality is also cold and icy, like snow. His hair is also white, like snow.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: His go-to solution to pretty much any problem. He needs a compelling reason ''not'' to have someone killed.
* NecessarilyEvil: His conversation with Katniss at the beginning of Catching Fire indicates that he sees himself and the Capitol as this.
* NotMeThisTime[=/=]FrameUp: [[spoiler:He was in fact innocent of the bombing of the Capitol children and then the District 13 medics, even when it seemed as though he did it because the hovercrafts with the bombs (which were really from District 13, as the Capitol had lost all of theirs during the destruction of the Nut) were emblazoned with the Capitol seal.]]
* OutGambitted: For all his talk about destroying Katniss's image so the unhappy districts would have nobody to rally behind, [[spoiler:Plutarch completely played him for a fool]].
* PragmaticVillainy: When he tells Katniss that [[spoiler:he didn't bomb Prim and the Capitol children,]] he says that he would be willing to do so and it isn't a matter of moral squeamishness on his part. He just doesn't subscribe to committing atrocities ForTheEvulz.
* PresidentEvil
* SomethingAboutARose: The smell of blood is natural, thanks to [[spoiler:not taking an antidote quickly enough after poisoning both himself and a rival.]] The smell of roses covers it up.
* SnowMeansDeath
* StraightEdgeEvil: In the movies he's the only character from the Capitol without any bizarre mannerisms or fashion accessories (until Plutarch in Catching Fire). He's said to be "above that."
* SurroundedByIdiots: Takes this attitude towards Seneca Crane during their scenes in the movie. In general he seems to dislike the hypocrisy of the system he runs, or at least get tired of it, and actually enjoys the company of those, like Plutarch and Katniss, who share his cynicism.
* ThisCannotBe: Has this reaction when Katniss [[spoiler:destroys the Arena of the Third Quarter Quell]].
* VillainousBreakdown: See ThisCannotBe above. [[spoiler:After that happens and he finds Plutarch gone, he totally shuts down. For once, he has no options on what to do.]]
* VillainsNeverLie: See IGaveMyWord. He actually ''has'' lied in the past: just never when he says something with a promise attached to it. When he promises something, he feels bound to it.
* VillainsOutShopping: In the second film, he's shown enjoying a cup of tea and having breakfast with his granddaughter.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Lack of freedom notwithstanding, he seems quite popular among the Capitol's decadent inhabitants due to the high standard of living they enjoy under his leadership.
* WorthyOpponent: DonaldSutherland says that this is how he views Katniss after she successfully defies the Capitol in the 74th Hunger Games and sparks a rebellion. Some of his dialogue in the books indicates this sort of attitude as well.
-->'''President Snow''': "My dear, I think we can make this so much simpler, if we agree not to lie to each other."
* WouldHurtAChild: He says so himself that he's not above hurting children to get what he wants. And of course, his government does run the games.

!!Venia, Octavia, and Flavius
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prepteam_186.png]]
Katniss' prep team from the Capitol. Their job is to pretty her up for public appearances. [[spoiler:After the 75th Quarter Quell, they are the last surviving prep team, as all others were murdered by the Capitol.]]

Played by Kimiko Gelman (Venia), Nelson Ascencio (Flavius) and Brooke Bundy (Octavia).

* AdaptedOut: Venia doesn't appear in the film of ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'', and none of the three appear in ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay''.
* AscendedExtra: With each book, they become more and more prominent, before eventually [[spoiler:being the last surviving prep team after the Quarter Quell.]] In the ''Catching Fire'' film, Octavia and Flavius get much more screen time than in ''The Hunger Games'' film. Averted in ''Mockingjay'', in which they appear to have been AdaptedOut.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Octavia's skin is dyed light green. Averted in the movie, where her skin is normal.
* BreakTheCutie: In ''Mockingjay.''
* {{Chatty Hairdresser}}s: Their chatter actually hinted Katniss on potential uprisings in Districts 3, 4 and 8.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: All three.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:They are captured and brought to District 13 and tortured, but their sheer love for Katniss makes them defect against the Capitol, instead of running back and informing them.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In the film. They show up, but their names aren't mentioned and they only have a brief appearance. They have a bit more to do in ''Catching Fire''.
* {{Determinator}}: Venia powers on alone to fix Katniss once Flavius and Octavia are sent away to prevent from upsetting Katniss.
* FacialMarkings: The gold tattoos above Venia's eyes.
* HiddenDepths: All three of them are very enthusiastic to learn how Mrs. Everdeen styles Katniss' hair-- they pay strict attention to her and seem to respect her ability. Flavius and Octavia are very fond of Katniss and can't hide their emotions when Katniss is being sent to the 75th Hunger Games. Venia is, too, but as Cinna absolutely forbade them from crying, once Flavius and Octavia are sent away to keep from upsetting Katniss, Venia powers on through to finish her work alone, then tells Katniss that it was a privilege to make her look her best.
* LastOfTheirKind: [[spoiler:They are the only remaining prep team to survive the Second Rebellion.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Venia strangely doesn't appear in the ''Catching Fire'' film.
* {{Wide Eyed Idealist}}s: Even though they're overprivileged and shallow Capitol residents, Katniss still finds them sympathetic because of their innocent outlook.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Venia has aqua hair, Flavius has orange corkscrews in his. While Venia's roots grow out, showing hers is dyed, Flavius's remains mostly unchanged, suggesting his is natural. Octavia wears a curled pink wig in ''The Hunger Games'' film, but wears her natural brown hair in ''Catching Fire.''

!!Lavinia
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lavinia_7598.png]]
Katniss' Avox (essentially a slave) during the 74th and 75th Hunger Games. [[spoiler:Katniss had met her previously, where she was running away from the Capitol with another boy. While the boy was killed, she was turned into an Avox. After the 75th Hunger Games, she and fellow Avox Darius were taken hostage by the Capitol, and tortured and killed in front of Peeta.]]

Played by Amber Chaney.

* BodyHorror: In the process to become an Avox, she had to get her tongue cut out.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Was electrocuted with extremely high and painful voltages.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In both films. In the first film, she shows up in a single scene in the background. Happens again in ''Catching Fire'', where she is [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140323224423/thehungergames/images/2/23/AvoxCatchingFire.jpg wearing a face mask and white clothing behind Peeta.]]
* MadeASlave: Avoxes are the slaves of Panem.
* NoNameGiven: In ''The Hunger Games'' and ''Catching Fire'' she is simply know as the Avox girl. In ''Mockingjay'', Peeta says her name was Lavinia.
* TheVoiceless: Getting your tongue cut out does that... [[spoiler:However, before she was taken by the Capitol, she screamed the the boy's name that she was with.]]

!!Seneca Crane
->''"Everyone likes an underdog!"''

[[quoteright:295:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m11xlrjpao1qfkfj1_5311.jpg]]

The Head Gamemaker of the 74th Hunger Games. He orchestrates everything that happens in the arena except for the actions of the tributes themselves (and even sometimes, he controls that). [[spoiler:He ends up executed because of his allowing for two winners instead of one as planned.]]

Portrayed by Wes Bentley in the first film.

* AscendedExtra: In the film. In the book, he's not identified by name, let alone singled out by appearance; he was first mentioned as the Head Gamemaker in the second book [[spoiler:well after his death.]]
* BeardOfEvil
** WeirdBeard: In the film, he has a very strangely designed beard that became a MemeticMutation.
* DamnedIfYouDoDamnedIfYouDont: He ended up being forced to [[spoiler:let both District 12 tributes become Victors]] because if he didn't, there would be no Victor at all, which would have been a colossal failure on his part. This decision leads to [[spoiler:his execution between the first and second books and his implied forced suicide at the end of the movie]].
* TheDragon: To President Snow in the first film.
* TheHeavy: Of the first film.
* PunchClockVillain: He's not quite as evil as his boss, the tyrannical President Snow, as evidenced when he gives Katniss the top score of 11/12 because: "Well, she deserved it". In stark contrast to his highly sinister appearance, he is little more than a shallow opportunist who views the Hunger Games primarily as a tool for advancing his career.
* SlaveToPR: Most of the decisions Seneca makes regarding the Games is a result of him trying to appeal to what the masses would like. [[spoiler:Ends up being his FatalFlaw.]]
* SmugSnake: WordOfGod states he really has no idea what the true purpose of the games are or the ramifications of what occurs in them. He's just in it for the show biz.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Snow orders his execution over the [=74th=] Hunger Games debacle.

!!Plutarch Heavensbee
The Head Gamemaker of the 75th Hunger Games. He has a fascination with clocks, which becomes a key point in his design of the arena for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:He's later revealed to be an important member of LaResistance.]]
[[quoteright:223:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/plutarch_5370.png]]
Portrayed by Creator/PhilipSeymourHoffman in the films.

* AndStarring: The films credits him, Donald Sutherland (President Snow) and Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman) this way.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler:Averted.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: He remains nameless in ''The Hunger Games'' as the seemingly random Gamemaker who knocks over the punch bowl when Katniss shoots an arrow through an apple in a roasted pig's mouth. In ''Catching Fire'' he's promoted to Head Gamemaker, and at the end is [[spoiler:revealed to be a ReverseMole and working for the rebels.]] His role is greatly expanded in Mockingjay.
* TheChessmaster: In the films, best summed up in his line about "moves and countermoves". [[spoiler: A deleted scene shows him rigging the 75th Hunger Games[=/=]3rd Quarter Quell, ostensibly to fulfill Snow's desire to have Victors kill each other and defeat the nascent rebellion by shattering bonds between Victors in particular and districts in general. The result is the opposite, as most of the Victors join the alliance set up by Haymitch to protect and rescue Katniss and Peeta and take the fight to the "real enemy".]]
* TheDragon: In the film version of ''Catching Fire'' especially, as he advises Snow frequently and Snow clearly trusts him greatly [[spoiler:[[ReverseMole and wrongly.]]]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:His watch has a Mockingjay on it. He's later revealed to be working for the rebels who have adopted the Mockingjay as their symbol.]]
* TheHeavy: In ''Catching Fire'', being the Head Gamemaker for the Quarter Quell. [[spoiler:Subverted, as he's a ReverseMole]].
* InMemoriam: Phillip Seymour-Hoffman was honored in the CBB of ''Mockingjay'' part 1 (and presumably part 2).
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Despite being on the side of the "good guys", he's ok with sacrificing some lives to achieve the goals of the rebellion]].
* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler:As Head Gamemaker of the 75th Hunger Games.]]
* MeaningfulName: Named after Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus also known as Plutarch, who was an essayist and historian in ancient Rome. This is fitting since Heavensbee is the source of many comments about the old world such as [[spoiler:the plans for the new government being a republic.]] Heavensbee points out that this has worked in the past. Heavensbee also makes several references to ancient Rome, such as when he throws out the phrase "panem et circenses" meaning bread and circuses, when describing the Capitol. It was used in ancient Rome in pretty much the same way, as Heavensbee points out.
* MrExposition: Happens a number of times.
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: He's actually a rebel agent and helps orchestrate the escape of Peeta, Finnick, Johanna, Katniss, Beetee and Wiress. Unfortunately, Wiress is killed and only Katniss, Beetee and Finnick are saved.]]

!!Caesar Flickerman
->''"So Peeta. Tell me. Is there a special girl back home? "''

[[quoteright:320:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/caesar_flickerman_9982.jpg]]

Host of The Hunger Games, famous for [[KaleidoscopeHair dyeing his hair a new color]] for each iteration. His main concern is keeping the televised interviews light and upbeat. His co-host and announcer is Claudius Templesmith.

Portrayed by Creator/StanleyTucci in the films.

* AndStarring: The films credits him, Donald Sutherland (Pres. Stone) and later Phillip Seymour-Hoffman (Heavansbee) this way.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Constantly lets out this irritatingly jubilant guffaw in the films.
** EvilLaugh: The man doesn't seem to have a truly ''evil'' bone in his body, but the laugh Stanley Tucci gives him in ''Catching Fire'' sounds like a standard "mwahahaha" kind.
* AntiVillain: Caesar's aggressively feel-good interview style puts emphasis on the strengths of his guests, ultimately bringing out the best in the tributes. Also, Katniss notes her belief that Caesar stays positive so that the tributes don't flub the interview and lose sponsors. In a way, Caesar does his best so every Tribute actually stands a chance of winning.
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: His grinning mug appears on in-universe toothpaste ads used to promote the film.
* FunPersonified: Though by ''Mockingjay Part 1'', he's clearly having a hard time keeping it up, especially in his "[[PropagandaMachine interviews]]" with [[spoiler:Peeta.]]
* TheHost: An amalgam of every obnoxious daytime TV host on earth.
* LargeHam
* ManipulativeBastard: If he wants something out of his guests' mouths, he knows how to get it.
* OlderThanHeLooks: Although 24 years have passed since the Second Quarter Quell, he looks the exact same when he interviews the tributes for the 74th Hunger Games. This is achieved through massive amounts of cosmetic surgery, common among Capitol citizens.
* PerpetualSmiler
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: For the 74th Hunger Games, at least; for the 75th Hunger Games his hair is lavender.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: His fate after [[spoiler:the Capitol falls to the rebellion is left unmentioned]].

!!Romulus Thread
Cray's replacement as Head Peacekeeper. He may hail from District 2, as Roman names are common both at the Capitol and District 2 and most Peacekeepers hail from the latter as well.
[[quoteright:239:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/thread_8383.png]]
Portrayed by Patrick St. Espirit in the second film.

* ATasteOfTheLash: He reinstitutes whippings as punishments.
* TheBrute
* ChewingTheScenery: In the film:
-->'''Thread:''' ''CLEEEEAR THE SQUAAAARE! YOU ARE ALL UNDER CURFEW! ANYONE ON THE STREET AFTER DARK WILL BE [[PunctuatedForEmphasis SHOT! ON! SIGHT!]]''
* GutturalGrowler: How St. Espirit portrays him.
* MookLieutenant
* ReplacementGoldfish: to Cray
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It is unknown if he was present [[spoiler:during the bombardment of District 12, and if he was if he survived it.]]
** In the movie, [[spoiler: Gale mentions that the Peacekeepers left before the bombing.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: Hits Katniss across the face with his whip when she tries to intervene during his whipping of Gale.

!!Cressida
A director from the Capitol assigned to document Katniss [[spoiler:once the rebellion begins]].
[[quoteright:196:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cressida_6652.jpg]]
Played by Creator/NatalieDormer in the film series.

* BaldWomen: Complete with green vines. In the film only part of her head is shaved
* DefectorFromDecadence: She defects from the Capitol sometime before the events of ''Mockingjay''.
* IntrepidReporter: Has shades of this, although her main job is to create propaganda.
* OlderAndWiser: And she uses this knowledge to try and help Katniss any way she can.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: Of her original camera crew, only her and Pollux survive.]]

!!Messalla
Cressida's assistant. He is described as a young man with multiple piercings.
[[quoteright:178:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/messalla_1003.png]]
Played by Evan Ross in the films.

* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Practically had his skin melted off before he died.]]
* DisasterScavengers: This was his most useful ability, to scavenge food in abandoned houses.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Defects from the Capitol along with Cressida.
* NumberTwo: To Cressida

!!Castor and Pollux
Cressida's cameramen who are both brothers. Pollux is also an Avox.
[[quoteright:256:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/castorpollux_178.png]]
Played by Wes Chatham (Castor) and Elden Henson (Pollux) in the films.

* DefectorFromDecadence: They both defect from the Capitol along with Cressida.
* MadeASlave: Pollux worked in the Capitol's underground sewer system during his time as an Avox.
* MeaningfulName: Castor and Pollux are in Roman and Greek mythology. Similar to their tale, Castor [[spoiler:dies in Mockingjay]] while Pollux [[spoiler: survives]].
* TheVoiceless: Pollux, due to being an Avox.

!!Tigris
A former Hunger Games stylist who now spends the rest of her days in a dilapidated fur underwear shop deep within the Capitol. She has altered herself to look like a tiger.

Played by Eugenie Bondurant in the Mockingjay films.

* AnimalMotifs: Her entire face is shaped like a tiger's face, and even acts like one as well, which Katniss concludes is too weird even by Capitol standards.
* FacialMarkings: She has black and gold tiger stripes tattooed onto her face.
* MeaningfulName: Tigris is Latin for Tiger.

!!Fulvia Cardew
A rebel and Plutarch Heavensbee's right hand woman.

It is unknown whether she'll be in the film or not.

* FacialMarkings: She has tattoos of silver flowers on her cheeks.
* NumberTwo: To Plutarch

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Spoiler Characters]]
![[spoiler:District 13]]

!!President Alma Coin
The [[spoiler:president of District 13]].
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/coin_1552.png]]

Slated to be portrayed by Creator/JulianneMoore in the Mockingjay films.

* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler:With President Snow.]]
* TheChessmaster
* DistaffCounterpart: To President Snow.
* GrayEyes: The second type - she's stern, strong-willed, and willing to hurt people to get what she wants.
* GenghisGambit: [[spoiler:In order to rally the people in the Capitol on her side and end things early, Coin blows up a bunch of children and makes it look like Snow is responsible. It works, initially.]]
* IronLady
* LaResistance
* LadyOfWar
* ManipulativeBitch
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:She and Snow are two sides of the same coin. Plus Alma means "soul" in Spanish- further showing that her soul has two sides.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Katniss ultimately decides she's every bit as bad as Snow.
* PunnyName: [[spoiler:President]] Coin. Think about it.
* PresidentEvil
* ShootTheHostage: [[spoiler: She orders a bombing attack on children being used as human shields by President Snow - and makes it appear that the attack was initiated by Snow, in order to destroy any remaining public support for Snow's regime]].
* SmugSnake: Again similar to Snow.
* TheUriahGambit: Tries this. It fails.
* WalkingSpoiler:Discussing her in any way requires giving away that [[spoiler:District 13 is still around and going]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Claims to be one, and goes to very extreme measures, like having children killed, so that she can overthrow the Capitol.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Doesn't do it directly herself, but she has Capitol children ''blown up'' to make it look like Snow was behind their deaths]].
** [[spoiler:It's also implied that she sent Prim to the front lines of the rebel medics, who were allowed past the barricade to treat the injured children and were subsequently blown up as well, just so she could have Katniss's support.]]

!!Boggs
[[spoiler:Coin's right-hand man and leader of Squad 451.]]
[[quoteright:232:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/boggs_181.png]]
Played by Mahershala Ali in the films.

* IntergenerationalFriendship: With Katniss. It takes a while for her to warm up to him, though.
* NumberTwo: To [[spoiler: Coin's PresidentEvil.]]
* ScaryBlackMan

!!Leeg 1 and 2
[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/leegs_5379.png]]
A pair of twin sisters living in [[spoiler:District 13 and are members of the rebels and Squad 451.]]

Played by Misty (Leeg 1) and Kim (Leeg 2) Ormiston.

* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: The group calls them Leeg 1 and 2 because of it. However, Katniss notes that Leeg 1 has "weird yellow flecks in her eyes," making it easier for her to distinguis the two.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Leeg 2's death broke Leeg 1.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Leeg 2 was the first member of [[spoiler:Squad 541 to die due to a poison dart activating accidently, killing her.]] Leeg 1 [[spoiler:died along with Lieutenant Jackson from the Meat Grinder pod.]]

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* [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Prim CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:Prim is ''burned alive'' by a detonating bomb.]]



* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie: She is killed in the third book.]]

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* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]

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Head Peacekeeper at District 12.[[spoiler:Replaced by Romulus Thread in the second book)]]

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Head Peacekeeper at District 12. [[spoiler:Replaced by Romulus Thread in the second book)]]
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* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:He helped create the bombs that killed Prim, which leads him and Katniss to feel guilty about it. This is likely the biggest cause of the shattering of he and Katniss' already fractured relationship as neither feels they could face each other with what happen to Prim]]

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* ItsAllMyFault: [[spoiler:He helped create the bombs that killed Prim, which leads him and Katniss to feel guilty about it. This is likely the biggest cause of the shattering of he and Katniss' already fractured relationship as neither feels they could face each other with what happen to Prim]]Prim]].
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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: She is killed in the third book.]]

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth[[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Prim is ''burned alive'' by a detonating bomb.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:CruelAndUnusualDeath: Prim is ''burned alive'' by a detonating bomb.]]
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* SpikyHair: Sports an anime-like hairstyle in CatchingFire. In Mockingjay, it's toned down a bit.

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* SpikyHair: Sports an anime-like hairstyle in CatchingFire.Catching Fire. In Mockingjay, it's toned down a bit.



* AdaptedOut: Venia doesn't appear in the film of ''CatchingFire'', and none of the three appear in ''Mockingjay''.

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* AdaptedOut: Venia doesn't appear in the film of ''CatchingFire'', ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire'', and none of the three appear in ''Mockingjay''.''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay''.
30th Nov '14 8:05:03 AM maximsk
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* [SexSlave: [[spoiler:What President Snow turned him into due to his attractive appearance. Finnick was forced to play ball when Snow threatened to murder his loved ones if he did not. Apparently, this in not all too uncommon among victors who are considered physically attractive.]]

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* [SexSlave: SexSlave: [[spoiler:What President Snow turned him into due to his attractive appearance. Finnick was forced to play ball when Snow threatened to murder his loved ones if he did not. Apparently, this in not all too uncommon among victors who are considered physically attractive.]]
30th Nov '14 5:12:46 AM IzzieAlice
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* FamilyOfChoice: In the end her family consists of Peeta and Haymitch, not her parents or her sister.

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* FamilyOfChoice: In the end her family consists of Peeta and Haymitch, not her parents or her sister. Partly justified in that [[spoiler:her father died when she was a child, Prim died at the end of ''Mockingjay'' and her mother, already struggling with depression since her husband's death, couldn't recover enough from Prim's death to come back to District 12 with Katniss.]]
29th Nov '14 8:28:09 PM Trogdor
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Subverted: He initially appears as nothing more than a drunk and occasionally violent man with little concern for anything but his alcohol, but this is mostly due to the fact that he's never gotten tributes who stood a chance. He sobers up a little once Katniss and Peeta prove they can fight, and he is quite the mentor when he is sober.
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