HUNGER GAMES CHARACTER BIOS
Born in District 12 to a coal miner and an apothecary’s daughter, Katniss is the heroine of our story. She grew up fast when her father was killed in a mining explosion and her mother fell into a deep depression. She learned to hunt and forage to provide for her small family. Then at age sixteen, Katniss volunteers to replace her younger sister, Prim, who was chosen as a tribute for the 74th Hunger Games. 16 years old with black hair, gray eyes, and olive skin.
Katniss’ young sister, she is 12 years old in the “Hunger Games” and for the 1st time is eligible to have her name placed in the reaping for the 74th Hunger Games. After her name is chosen to participate in the games, Katniss steps forward to take Prim’s place. Prim is described as sweet and delicate but as Katniss returns from the games she noticeably becomes more serious an mature. In the final book “Mockingjay”, Prim is killed by a bomb during the attack on the capitol.
The youngest son of the District 12 baker, Peeta is chosen as the male tribute for the 74th Hunger Games. To Katniss, he is the “boy with the bread” who she credits with saving her from starvation. He is strong with a good heart. He may not have the survival skills Katniss has, but he has talents that could keep him alive. 16 years old, of medium height and stocky build, with ashy blond hair that falls in waves over his forehead.
Best friend to Katniss; Gale and Katniss met while hunting. He’s a year older than Katniss, but seems older since he’s been taking care of his mother & younger siblings since the mining explosion that killed both his and Katniss’s fathers. He’s very handsome and popular, but likes to spend his time with Katniss. 18 years old with straight black hair, olive skin and gray eyes.
Known to most of District 12 for his drunkenness, Haymitch is their only Hunger Games victor. As victor, Haymitch is the mentor to the new tributes, Katniss & Peeta. It is his job to train the tributes while they are in the Capitol, and get them sponsors during the Games. He’s well-known for drunkenly falling off the stage during the reaping.
The District 12 escort responsible for Katniss Everdeem and Peeta Mallerck. Effie is present in the District 12 tributes journey from drawing the tributes names in the reaping to escorting them to the Capitol to participate in the Games and later escorting Katniss and Peeta on their victory tour through all the districts. Effie is described as the typical Capitol resident who is overly concerned with proper manners, and perfection.
New to the Hunger Games, Cinna is Katniss’s stylist. Admired for his designs, Cinna is a hit at the 74th Hunger Games. Unlike most citizens of the Capitol, Cinna is not a fan of body modifications, much to the relief of Katniss. His only modification is gold eyeliner used to bring out the gold flecks in his green eyes. Lucky for Katniss, Cinna chose her as his tribute.
Peeta’s stylist for the Games, Portia & Cinna shared a vision for their tributes.
A member of Katniss’s prep team, Venia is identified by her aqua hair and gold facial tattoos.
The male member of Katniss’s prep team, he is identified by his orange corkscrew hair and purple lipstick.
The third member of Katniss’s prep team. She’s a plump woman with skin dyed a pale pea green.
An athletic woman, Atala is the head trainer for the Hunger Games.
President of the districts of Panem. A small, thin man with paper-white skin.
Head Gamemaker of the 74h Hunger Games, responsible for planning & designing the arena.
The face of the Hunger Games, Ceasar has conducted the interviews with the tributes and victors for more than forty years and has remained virtually unchanged.
The legendary announcer of the Hunger Games.
A previous tribute from District 6, Titus went savage during his Hunger Games. The Gamemakers had to stun him with electric guns to collect his kills before he could cannibalize them.
The female tribute from District 11, she reminds Katniss of her younger sister, Prim. She has black hair, dark brown eyes, and brown skin. Rue is the youngest tribute at the age of 12. She manages to get a 7 during the private training session in spite of her small size. After helping Katniss during the Games, they become allies.
The male tribute from District 11. He’s very large and has brown skin and dark brown eyes. We don’t see Thresh much during the Games until he saves Katniss from being carved up by Clove.
The female tribute from District 5, we never find out her real name. She’s known for her cunning and sneakiness. She survives through most of the Games by hiding, stealing and watching her competition.
The male tribute from District 1. He was strong and ruthless, until he decided to kill Rue. Out of anger and pain, Katniss kills him without a second thought.
The female tribute from District 1. She tried to bring a poisoned ring into the arena, only to have it excluded. She is one of the Career tributes.
The male tribute from District 2. He’s rather vicious and has an anger problem. During the Games he seems to favor the sword as his weapon, but he’s willing to improvise. He’s one of the last tributes standing.
The female tribute from District 2. Clove has a vicious streak and seems to enjoy the violence & mayhem. She is one of the Career tributes.
A local vendor in the Hob located in District 12. She sells hot soup and often trades with Katniss and Gale with their kills from their hunt. After District 12 is destroyed by the bombing, she goes to live in District 13 and works as a chef.
The mayor of District 12, he lived with his wife and daughter Made. His sister in law was Maysilee Donnor was killed in the 50th Hunger Games.
Katniss friend, and daughter of District 12’s mayor. Madge goes to see Katniss right before she leaves to go to the Capitol for the hunger games and gives her a gold “mockingjay” pin to represent District 12. Madge and her family do not survive the bombing of District 12.
A classmate of Peeta and Katniss. She friendly to everyone and smiles constantly. She’s only mentioned as an excuse for why Katniss knew the redheaded Avox.
CATCHING FIRE CHARACTER BIOS
She is a Hunger Games victor now, and she’s living with her mother & sister in their new house in the Victor’s Village.
Now living in the Victor’s Village, Peeta still works at his parents’ bakery. The relationship between him and Katniss is cordial, at best. Now that Peeta is a victor, he can afford to use real paints, so his “talent” is painting. He chooses to paint the Games to help with his nightmares.
Still a drunk, Haymitch agrees to stop drinking when they are told the 75th Hunger Games will consist of former victors as tributes. Haymitch won the 2nd Quarter Quell by using the Gamemaker’s force field as a weapon.
To the world of Panem, Gale is known as Katniss’s “cousin” thanks to the tribute family interviews during the 74th Hunger Games. He is excited by the thought of District uprisings.
The Everdeen’s cat is still the same. Although, he prefers to be at their old house when Prim is in school.
A small white-haired man with snakelike eyes who smells of roses and blood. The President of Panem, Snow threatened Katniss’s family after her stunt with the berries at the end of the 74th Hunger Games inspired unrest and rebellion in some of the districts.
An older woman who serves soup in the Hob. During the 74th Hunger Games, she was responsible for collecting money from many District 12 citizens to sponsor Katniss and Peeta.
The Head Gamemaker for the 74th Hunger Games. He was killed after the end of the Games because of the berries incident.
Now that Katniss has survived the Hunger Games, she is accepting her mother’s help. Mrs. Everdeen still performs her healing duties when needed, which is more often with the new Peacekeepers, but she also manages Katniss’s winnings and household.
Katniss’s younger sister is forced to grow up a little faster than expected when Katniss is chosen for the 75th Hunger Games. She was excited during the preparations for Katniss and Peeta’s wedding.
Returning member of Katniss’s prep team. Her look has changed a bit with aqua hair styled to sharp points, and her gold facial tattoos curl around from above her eyebrows to under her eyes, giving Venia a shocked look.
Returning member of Katniss’s prep team. She is plumper than last year, and her skin is more of a light evergreen.
Returning member of Katniss’s prep team.
Katniss’s stylist once again, Cinna chooses her outfits for specific reasons. Cinna is also helping Katniss develop her “talent” of designing clothing.
Returning stylist for Peeta Mellark.
Effie is returning as the District 12 escort for the 75th Hunger Games. This year she is wearing a pumpkin orange wig.
Katniss and Madge have become closer since the end of the 74th Hunger Games. Since they both have plenty of empty hours to fill, Madge and Katniss spend some of them together. Katniss has taken Madge out shooting in the woods, and Madge has tried to teach Katniss how to play piano.
Still in charge of the tribute training, Atala begins all of the sessions on time even though half the tributes don’t show up for training.
Still the face of the Hunger Games, Ceasar’s hair and face are now highlighted lavender.
Mother of Gale and his three siblings, Rory (age 12), Vick (age 10), and Posy (age 4). Supported her family by doing laundry for some of the citizens of District Twelve, and then became a housekeeper for Haymitch Abernathy.
A woman who sells liquor in the Hob. She lost one of her arms in a mine accident.
The Head Peacekeeper in District 12. A very loyal customer to Ripper, Cray drinks almost as much as Haymitch Abernathy. People find him despicable because of his habit of paying poor women for their company. No one knows what happened to Cray once the new Head Peacekeeper arrives. He just disappeared.
A well liked Peacekeeper, Darius is usually good for a joke. He’s probably in his twenties, but his smile and red hair that sticks out every which way gives him a boyish quality. He tried to save Gale from more whippings, but was turned into an Avox as his punishment.
The new Head Gamemaker. Plutarch reminds Katniss that he was the Gamemaker who fell in the punch bowl when she shot the pig during the last Hunger Games training.
Hired as the new Head Peacekeeper to keep District 12 in line. His face is hard with deep lines, a cruel mouth, gray hair shaved very short, black eyes, and a long straight nose.
A Peacekeeper who eats regularly at Greasy Sae’s. She saves Gale from being whipped to death, using the excuse of “standard protocol” to stop Thread.
A girl who lives a few houses down from Katniss’s house in the Seam. Mrs. Everdeen kept Leevy’s little brother alive when he caught the measles last year.
Bristol & Thom
Members of Gale’s mine crew.
A 35 year old woman running away from District 8 to District 13. She is last seen in the woods outside District 12.
A 16 year old girl with chocolate brown eyes, also running from District 8 to District 13. She is last seen in the woods outside District 12.
A friend of Mrs. Everdeen’s when she was younger. Maysilee was reaped for the 2nd Quarter Quell and died during the Games. She had a canary that was given to Mrs. Everdeen after Maysilee’s death. Maysilee was the twin sister of Madge’s mother.
A 40 year old volunteer tribute from District 2. He is one of the Career tributes.
He was crowned victor ten years ago at the age of 14. He wanted for nothing during his Games, because of his golden skin, bronze colored hair, and famous sea green eyes. He was given a trident from a very rich sponsor that helped him win in 2 weeks. Now he is one of the most popular victors and desired by many women.
The only living female victor for District 7, Johanna won her Games by pretending to be weak. She demonstrated a wicked ability to murder. She has spiky hair and wideset brown eyes, and a complete lack of modesty.
A thirty year old victor from District 8. Cecilia left her three children when she was reaped.
The male tribute for District 11, Chaff is a friend of Haymitch’s. He’s six feet tall with dark skin, and lost one hand in his Games thirty years ago.
The sixty year old female tribute from District 11. She has olive skin, straight black hair streaked with silver, and golden brown eyes. She almost looks like she could be from the Seam.
District 6 Tributes
They are both morphling addicts, bone thin with sagging yellowish skin and overlarge eyes.
The 30 year old female tribute from District 2. During her Games she killed a tribute by ripping out his throat with her teeth. As an homage, she cosmetically altered her teeth so each ended in a point like a fang and are inlaid with gold. She is one of the Career tributes.
The female tribute from District 3, she is small with ashen skin and black hair. She’s about Katniss’s mother’s age, and speaks in a quiet, intelligent voice with a habit of dropping off mid-sentence. After winning her Games, she became an inventor in District 3.
The male tribute from District 3, Beetee is older and somewhat fidgety. He wears glasses and is also an inventor.
The male tribute from District 8. He’s a really old guy, who’s hard of hearing, and doesn’t really know what’s going on.
The female tribute from District 1. Gloss is her brother. She is one of the Career tributes.
The male tribute from District 1. Cashmere is his sister. He is one of the Career tributes.
The volunteer female tribute from District 4. She has a thick district accent and garbled speech (possibly from a stroke), so she’s difficult to understand. She can make a decent fishhook out of anything.
The archery trainer, Tax was impressed with Katniss’s shooting during the 74th Hunger Games.
The male tribute from District 7.
A District 4 victor, Annie won her Games 5 years ago. She went crazy when her district partner was beheaded. She won her games after the arena was flooded because she was the best swimmer.
CATCHING FIRE TERMS & DEFINITIONS
A dozen fine homes built by the Capitol for the winners of the Hunger Games from that District.
Placed almost midway between the annual Hunger Games. The victor’s go for a celebration in each district and the Capitol. It’s the Capitol’s way of making sure citizens don’t forget about the Games.
Occurs every twenty-five years, marking the anniversary of the districts’ defeat with over-the-top celebrations and, for extra fun, some miserable twist for the tribute.
2nd Quarter Quell
Occurred fifty years after the Dark Days. The Capitol demanded that twice the number of tributes be provided for the Games.
Celebrated on the final day of the Victory Tour. Usually, for District Twelve, it means a meal at home, but this year it’s a public affair.
A strong Capitol painkiller. Most people cannot afford Capitol medication.
Snow mixed with a green, herbal medicine used to treat injuries (such as whippings).
The one day per month in which food packages are delivered to every person in the district. This lasts for one year.
A District Twelve tradition. A newly married couple makes their first fire, toast a bit of bread, and share it.
A cross between a rat and a possum, with gray fur and two wicked teeth protruding over its lower lip. Found in the arena.
A hollow metal tube, tapered at one end, with a small lip curved downward at the other end. It’s like a faucet taped into a tree.