Study Guide

Catching Fire Characters

By Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen

When Catching Fire starts, our heroine Katniss is just trying to get her life back to normal. But...

Peeta Mellark

Funny, isn't it, that Katniss is the one who gets all caught up with mockingjay and songbird...

Gale Hawthorne

In Catching Fire, Gale plays the role of a big, fat "What if… ?" for Katniss:What if...

Haymitch Abernathy

Hmm… how can we describe Katniss and Peeta's relationship with their mentor, Haymitch?...

Finnick Odair

Finnick dair is one of District 4's beloved Hunger Games victors. Like Katniss, he's good...

Johanna Mason

Johanna is the living, breathing definition of a loose cannon. You never know what she's going to...

Beetee

Beetee is a District 3 victor who won the Hunger Games long ago. He's a genius with technical...

Wiress

Beetee compares Wiress to a canary in a coal mine, and that's exactly what she is for the other...

The Other Victors: Brutus, Enobaria, Gloss, Cashmere...

We can kind of lump together the other Quarter Quell tributes because that's what the book does....

Cinna

Cinna has a small but important role in Catching Fire. He's one of the people Katniss trusts most...

Katniss' Prep Team: Venia, Octavia, Flavius

Venia, Octavia, and Flavius are Katniss' prep team, and they help make Katniss look pretty for...

Effie Trinket

Effie is the coordinator who organizes events for Peeta and Katniss. Like a typical Capitol...

Plutarch Heavensbee

Plutarch is the new Head Gamemaker for the Quarter Quell. It's ballsy to take up that position...

President Snow

Creepy, crawly President Snow is always a bearer of bad news. His presence casts an evil shadow...

Caesar Flickerman

Caesar is the TV announcer and interviewer who meets with all the tributes before the Hunger...

Prim Everdeen and Katniss' Mother

Prim and Katniss' mom are more important for what they mean to Katniss than for what they do in...

Rue

Rue was one of District 11's tributes in the last Hunger Games, and her sad and memorable death...

Bonnie and Twill

Bonnie and Twill, two runaways from District 8, serve as messengers. They come to Katniss at a...

Darius

Darius is Katniss' nice, good friend, and he pays a terrible price for being, well, nice and...