The Hunger Games (Series) | Study Guide

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The Hunger Games (Series) | Characters

Character Description
Katniss Everdeen Katniss Everdeen is the self-reliant and fierce 16-year-old girl who volunteers to take her sister's place as tribute in The Hunger Games. She returns to the Games in Catching Fire and becomes the symbol of the rebellion in Mockingjay. Read More
Peeta Mellark Peeta Mellark is the kind, compassionate 16-year-old boy selected as the male tribute from District 12 in The Hunger Games. He tries to protect Katniss Everdeen when they return to the Games in Catching Fire, and is used as a weapon against Katniss in Mockingjay. Read More
Gale Hawthorne Gale Hawthorne is a self-reliant and angry 18-year-old boy from District 12. He is Katniss Everdeen's hunting partner and best friend in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, but becomes a rebel soldier in Mockingjay. Read More
Haymitch Abernathy Haymitch Abernathy is the sarcastic and drunken former victor from District 12 in The Hunger Games. He sobers up to mentor Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in the Games in Catching Fire, and reveals that he has been part of the rebellion all along in Mockingjay. Read More
President Snow President Snow is the cold and cunning leader of Panem in The Hunger Games. He targets Katniss Everdeen as the source of the rebellion in Catching Fire, and tortures Peeta Mellark in Mockingjay. Read More
Primrose Everdeen Primrose Everdeen is the sweet and innocent younger sister that Katniss Everdeen volunteers to replace as tribute in The Hunger Games. Primrose matures into an emotional support for Katniss, and a promising healer in Catching Fire and Mockingjay, but she is killed in a bombing in the Capitol. Read More
Finnick Odair Finnick Odair is the handsome and seductive former victor of the Games from District 4 in Catching Fire. He breaks down emotionally and mentally, knowing his true love has been captured by the Capitol in Mockingjay. Read More
Beetee Beetee is a rational scientist and a former victor from District 5 who competes in the Games in Catching Fire. He designs weapons for the rebels in Mockingjay.
Boggs Boggs is a District 13 military leader with a dry wit in Mockingjay. He forms a bond with Katniss Everdeen.
Cato Cato is an aggressive tribute from District 2 and leader of the career pack in The Hunger Games. He is eventually ripped apart by a pack of muttations.
Cinna Cinna is Katniss Everdeen's brilliant but unassuming stylist in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. He is killed in retaliation for supporting the rebellion.
President Coin President Alma Coin is the cold, calculating, and authoritative leader of District 13 in Mockingjay. She leads the rebellion to take over the Capitol, and becomes the new president of Panem.
Cressida Cressida is a talented film director working for Plutarch Heavensbee to create rebel propaganda videos in Mockingjay.
Annie Cresta Annie Cresta is the mentally unstable love of Finnick Odair from District 4, held captive by the Capitol in Mockingjay.
Darius The gregarious and humane Peacekeeper Darius is turned into a mute servant, called an Avox, in Catching Fire for defending Gale Hawthorne.
Enobaria Enobaria is one of the few tributes who survives in the arena in Catching Fire, but is later picked up by the Capitol.
Mrs. Everdeen Katniss and Prim's mother sinks into a depression after the death of her husband. She later regains her strength, works as a healer in Catching Fire, and later establishes a hospital in Mockingjay.
Flavius Flavius is a shallow, silly member of Katniss Everdeen's prep team in all three books. In Mockingjay, he is held hostage in District 13.
Caesar Flickerman The perpetually young-looking Caesar Flickerman is the Capitol interviewer and king of media in all three books.
Foxface Foxface is Katniss's nickname for the sneaky female tribute from District 5 in The Hunger Games.
Hazelle Hawthorne Hazelle Hawthorne is the overworked mother of Gale Hawthorne. She works as a laundress to support her family in Catching Fire.
Plutarch Heavensbee Plutarch Heavensbee is the scheming Head Gamemaker who is secretly working to bring down the Capitol in Catching Fire and Mockingjay.
Jackson Jackson is a soldier who invents a game called "Real or Not Real," to help Peeta regain his sanity.
Mags Mags is an elderly victor from District 4 who sacrifices herself to save Peeta during the Games in Catching Fire.
Johanna Mason Johanna Mason is the angry former victor from District 7 in Catching Fire. She suffers from the mental and physical effects of the Capitol's torture in Mockingjay, but slowly recovers as she recognizes a kindred spirit in Katniss Everdeen.
Octavia Octavia is an emotional and shallow member of Katniss Everdeen's prep team. She is held prisoner by District 13 in Mockingjay.
Commander Paylor Commander Paylor is a straightforward rebel leader from District 8 in Mockingjay, and later becomes Panem's president.
Pollux Pollux is a member of the Star Squad in Mockingjay who spent five years working as a slave in the sewers.
Rue Rue is the shy 12-year-old female tribute from District 11 who forms an alliance with Katniss Everdeen, and is killed in front of her in The Hunger Games.
Greasy Sae Greasy Sae is a resourceful old woman who sells soup in District 12 in Catching Fire. She helps in the District 13 kitchen in Mockingjay, and later becomes Katniss Everdeen's housekeeper when she returns to District 12.
Romulus Thread Romulus Thread is the cruel and strict new Head Peacekeeper in District 12 in Catching Fire. He publicly whips Gale Hawthorne and burns down the Hob.
Thresh Thresh is the large, strong, male tribute from District 11 who saves Katniss Everdeen from Clove's attack in The Hunger Games after learning that she tried to protect Rue.
Tigris Tigris is a quiet former stylist altered by extreme plastic surgery to resemble a cat. She hides the Star Squad in her store in the Capitol in Mockingjay.
Effie Trinket Effie Trinket is the schedule-obsessed chaperone of the tributes from District 12. Despite her Capitol manner, she does whatever she can to support Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in all three books.
Madge Undersee Madge Undersee is the deceptively quiet but brave daughter of the mayor of District 12. She gives Katniss her mockingjay pin in The Hunger Games, and provides morphine for Gale after he is whipped.
Venia Venia is the most mature member of Katniss Everdeen's prep team. In Mockingjay, she is held hostage with the rest of the prep team in District 13 before Katniss discovers them.
Wiress Wiress is the sweet but deranged victor from District 5 who recognizes that the arena is a clock in Catching Fire.
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