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The Hunger Games Characters
Meet the Cast
Ladies and gentleman, a brief statement of the facts: Katniss Everdeen is a teenage girl who lives in District 12, an impoverished coal-mining region in the country of Panem. She's a volunteer trib...
When Peeta Mellark is selected as the tribute for District 12, all we really know about him is that he's a baker's son, a little bit emotional (3.47) – and that Katniss really wishes he hadn't be...
Gale is Katniss's hunting partner and closest friend from District 12. As Katniss tells us, he's "good-looking, he's strong enough to handle the work in the mines, and he can hunt" (1.34). The two...
Primrose "Prim" Everdeen
Prim is Katniss's twelve-year-old sister, of whom she is fiercely protective. As Katniss says, "I protect Prim in every way I can, but I'm powerless against the reaping" (1.63). This turns out to b...
Katniss's Mother and Father
Katniss's Mom is a skilled healer, though she suffered from severe depression after Katniss's father died. For this, Katniss greatly resents her. Katniss's mother is not the survivor that her daugh...
Haymitch is a former District 12 tribute and winner of the Hunger Games who is now a middle-aged drunk. His job is to come out of his alcoholic stupor long enough to coach Katniss and Peeta to vict...
Cinna is Katniss's fabulous – and often brilliant – stylist during the Hunger Games. (Think of Carson from Queer Eye.) He's a new talent, and though he could have chosen another district, he we...
Effie Trinket is the pink-haired prim and proper escort for the District 12 tributes. She's a Hunger Games administrator, and her character represents the wealth and power of the government. She's...
Rue is the tiny, twelve-year-old tribute from District 11, the agricultural district. She can fly from tree to tree and is a wonder with mockingjay bird calls. Despite her size, she scores a surpri...
Cato, from District 2, is the strongest and most threatening male tribute in the Hunger Games. He is Katniss's main competition. Cato is a Career Tribute from one of the wealthiest districts in Pan...
Foxface is the female tribute from District 5, and she's sly, clever, and smart as a whip. She survives by stealing food and supplies from the other tributes, rather than facing them head on. Foxfa...
Thresh is the big, silent guy from District 11 – Rue's district. He spares Katniss's life at the Cornucopia in return for her defense of Rue. He is eventually killed by Cato.
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