This is the first time I realize the depth of betrayal felt among the victors and the rage that accompanies it. But they are so smart, so wonderfully smart about how they play it, because it all comes back to reflect on the government and President Snow in particular. Not everyone. There are the old throwbacks, like Brutus and Enobaria, who are just here for another Games, and those too baffled or drugged or lost to join in on the attack. But there are enough victors who still have the wits and the nerve to come out fighting.
These are the rest of the Quarter Quell victor-tributes we are introduced to in Catching Fire.
Finnick Odair: The male victor-tribute from District 4, Finnick Odair is a favorite among the citizens of the Capitol. Finnick won the 65th Hunger Games at the age of fourteen, making him twenty-four for the 3rd Quarter Quell. He is tall & athletic, with golden skin & bronze-colored hair. During his Games, he wanted for nothing, and received one of the most expensive sponsor gifts, a trident. Being from District 4, it was only a matter of days before he was crowned victor while wielding that weapon. Since the age of sixteen, wealthy citizens of the Capitol have been desperate to be in his company.
Gloss: The District 1 male victor-tribute, Gloss is a handsome victor who is the brother of Cashmere, the other District 1 victor-tribute. He’s an aggressive Career.
Johanna Mason: The female victor-tribute from District 7, Johanna Mason is a clever victor. She spent most her time in the training sessions and her Hunger Games pretending to be a weakling, but then demonstrated a vicious ability to destroy the other tributes. With her short hair & brown eyes, Johanna is not self-conscious about her appearance. She also has developed a toughness since her victory in the Games.
Mags: The eighty year old female victor-tribute from District 4, Mags volunteered to take the place of a hysterical young woman in order to save her from going back into the arena. She walks with the help of a cane and has possibly had a stroke which left her with garbled speech. Mags is able to make a fishhook out of about anything, and she was also Finnick Odair’s mentor for his Games.
Morphlings: We don’t know their names, but the victor-tributes from District 6 are simply known as the morphlings. They are bone thin with sagging yellowish skin from abuse of the Capitol drug, morphling. They are both fascinated with color and spend a large amount of the training sessions with the camouflage paints.
Seeder: The District 11 female victor-tribute, Seeder is 60 years old but still strong. She looks like she could be from the Seam in District 12 with her olive skin and straight black hair streaked with silver. Unlike most other older victors, Seeder never turned to morphling or alcohol to cope with life as a victor.
Wiress: About the age of Mrs. Everdeen, Wiress is the female victor-tribute from District 3. She speaks in a quiet, intelligent voice, but has a tendency to drop off mid-sentence which Beetee can usually finish for her. She is also an inventor, and was working on a sewing machine that could sense fabric density & adjust accordingly. Even when she forgets to finish her sentences, Wiress is still one of the smarter victors.
Woof: The male victor-tribute from District 8, Woof isn’t always aware of what’s going on around him. He’s pretty old & hard of hearing, and doesn’t always listen to what he’s told.
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