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District 13

    President Alma Coin
Portrayed By: Julianne Moore

The President of District 13 and the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol by the people of the districts of Panem.

  • Adaptational Heroism: She still doesn't get along swimmingly with Katniss, but she does have softer moments here than in the book. Despite her questionable decisions, she does come across as distinctly more human than her book counterpart. Lessened in Part 2 where we begin to see that her better qualities were a ruse used to gather and maintain support for the Rebellion.
  • Big Bad: Seizes control from Snow after his defeat nearing the end of Mockingjay Part 2, and proves herself to be The Chessmaster instead of him and the final villain of the series, bombing Capitol children (including Prim) with a Hovercraft to trick people into believing Snow responsible. She insists on holding a new Hunger Games with Capitol children as an act of satisfying vengeance, but Katniss manages to take her out before her threat truly begins.
  • Big Good: Due to being a Distaff Counterpart to President Snow and the leader of the Rebellion. Cruelly subverted given how it's all an act.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Mockingjay Part 2 reveals that she's even more insidious and power-hungry than Snow. But manages to hide it well enough to con District 13 and the Rebellion at large into granting her power.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: She's not a hero by any means, but she takes this position when Katniss shoots her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her entire family was killed due to one of District 13's pox epidemics, assuming this wasn't a lie she told to try and gain District 13 and the Rebellion's sympathy.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To President Snow.
  • False Flag Operation: How she beats Snow; Coin used captured Capitol bombers to bomb a group of Capitol children and District 13 children (including the protagonist's sister). The fact that they bear the insignia of the Capitol and Coin used them as a Secret Weapon implicates Snow and causes the last of his supporters to turn against him.
  • Karmic Death: Coin's "inauguration speech" as President of Panem is an appeal to Katniss to strike down the great threat to freedom in Panem before the gathered crowd, which she immediately does... by killing Coin herself. Coin, meanwhile, was explicitly talking about President Snow.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Her final strike against the Capitol, killing a crowd of children in front of Snow's mansion with a decoy Capitol bomber, was entirely unnecessary and both Snow and Coin knew it. She had already won, Panem was functionally hers, but she wanted to crush Snow personally, so she ordered the strike anyway.
  • La Résistance: She's the official leader of the resistance battling against the Capitol.
  • Lady of War: As the leader of District 13 and the war effort.
  • Light Is Not Good: She dresses in muted greys and whites, but she's far from a good person. She reveals herself to be just as power-hungry and ruthless as Snow, if not more so, and her clothing gets lighter as her dark morality becomes more pronounced.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Coin was a genuine rebel leader, but she still manipulated all the Districts and the Capitol itself into turning on Snow and placing her in charge as President for Life. Snow, the manipulative bastard's Manipulative Bastard, is very impressed.
  • Meaningful Name: She and Snow are two sides of the same coin. Plus Alma means "soul" in Spanish- further showing that her soul has two sides.
  • Not So Different: Not long after defeating the Capitol, Coin suggests that the best form of retribution is to have the children of the Capitol participate in a Hunger Games. History once again repeats itself.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Her daughter died during the epidemic that struck District 13 a few years before the start of Mockingjay.
  • Punny Name: The faces of presidents tend to be put on United States coins.
  • President for Life: After Snow is brought down, Coin appoints herself interim president with a vague promise that maybe they'll have an election somewhere down the line. Nobody is buying it.
  • The Resenter: More present in the books, but aspects of it are there in the films as well, as she comes to see Katniss as a threat to her growing power, especially in Mockingjay Part 2 and repeatedly tries to sideline and assassinate her by proxy. She ultimately fails, but by that point she has come to believe she has Katniss under her thumb and her own power secure. Katniss then promptly and publicly executes her.
  • Revenge by Proxy: She intends to satisfy her - and supposedly the rebels' - thirst for vengeance by having the Capitol children participate in a new Hunger Games. Thankfully, it never comes to fruition
  • Widow Woman: Lost her husband to the same epidemic that took their daughter.
  • Worthy Opponent: She comes to be seen as this by Snow. It's cemented when she kills a group of Capitol children and frames Snow for it.
  • Would Hurt a Child: As in the book, she doesn't do it directly herself, but she has Capitol children blown up to make it look like Snow was behind their deaths.

Portrayed By: Mahershala Ali

President Coin's right hand man.

  • Bald, Black Leader Guy: He's the leader of District 13's military and personally leads the Star Squad that accompanies Katniss when she infiltrates the Capitol.
  • Bald of Awesome: Bald and badass.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: After having his legs blown off by a mine, he dies in Katniss' arms, giving her some final warnings.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: He settles into this with Katniss, who's much younger than him.
  • Number Two: To President Coin.
  • Sacrificial Lion: He's the first of the Star Team to die; the fact that an experienced badass is taken out so quickly serves to show just how deadly the mission will be.
  • Scary Black Man: Although on Katniss' side and therefore one of the good guys, Boggs still cuts an intimidating figure due to his height, cold professionalism and badassery. It's ultimately subverted as well in that he's ultimately shown to be loyal to Katniss rather than President Coin, warning her of Coin's dark side just before he dies.
  • The Stoic: He tends not to show an excess of emotion.

Star Squad

    Lt. Jackson 
Portrayed By: Michelle Forbes

  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Torn apart by the lizard mutts.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She's not overly personable, but she's a dedicated rebel and courageous soldier.
  • Iron Lady: Jackson is one tough woman, to say the least of it. She's cold and strong.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Despite being a hardass, she shows a considerable amount of patience for Peeta, who is still Brainwashed and Crazy. It's also revealed that she knew all along that Katniss was lying about her orders to assassinate Snow, but decided to put her trust in her regardless.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: Averted. Following Boggs' death, Katniss is reticent to acquiesce to her authority and turn over mission-critical intel and equipment to her out of fear she's a part of Coin's plot against her. Those fears prove entirely unfounded.

Portrayed By: Omid Abtahi

  • Mauve Shirt: He doesn't have much in the way of characterization.

Portrayed By: Joe Chrest

  • Cruel and Unusual Death: He's pushed into an oily substance by Peeta, and subsequently is strung up by a barbed wire trap.
  • Friendly Sniper: Mitchell is described as the best sniper in Panem though he never gets to show off his skill.

    Leeg Twins 
Portrayed By: Misty & Kim Ormiston

Sisters who were born in District 13, and placed in the sharpshooting Star Squad to assist Katniss in her final mission.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: They draw the attention of the Peacekeepers, even knowing they wouldn't survive.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: After being badly injured, one of the Leegs chooses to stay behind so the team won't be impeded.
  • Last Stand: They hold off the hordes of Peacekeepers with no hope of victory, just taking down as many as they can. The Hope Spot of them seemingly prevailing is immediately dashed when the Capitol forces simply level the building with rocket-propelled grenades and tank fire rather than throw anymore Peacekeepers at it.
  • Sibling Team: They're close twin sisters and soldiers.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: They seemingly win a hopeless firefight against Capitol ground forces on their own only for the building they're fighting from to be blasted to rubble seconds later by Capitol heavy ordinance while Katniss and her team watch in horror.

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