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BG2G: The Tributes & Their Mentor

These are the district 12 tributes and their mentor.

I know the audience will enjoy our having fun at Haymitch’s expense. He has been around so long, he’s practically an old friend to some of them. 

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Haymitch Abernathy: Known mostly for his drunkenness, Haymitch is the only living victor for district 12. Over the years Haymitch has become a paunchy, surly, middle-aged man. As a victor, it is Haymitch’s responsibility to mentor all district 12 tributes for the Hunger Games. He must work with them during their stay at the Training Center with the goal of gaining sponsors. Once the Games begin, Haymitch will be in the Games Headquarters signing up sponsors & strategizing the receipt of gifts in the arena. 

Presenting ourselves not as adversaries but as friends has distinguished us as much as the fiery costumes.

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Peeta Mellark: The youngest son of the district 12 baker, Peeta is chosen as the male tribute for the 74th Hunger Games. He has a stocky build with ashy blond hair and blue eyes. He may not have the survival skills of some of the other tributes, but he is strong, with a good heart and talents that could keep him alive. No matter what happens, to Katniss, he will always be the “boy with the bread.”

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Katniss Everdeen: Born in district 12 to a coal miner and an apothecary’s daughter, Katniss is the female tribute from district 12. She’s a sixteen year old girl with black hair, gray eyes and olive skin, all common of Seam residents. She keeps her family alive with hunting & foraging skills learned from her father before his death. Because of her hunting skills, she is mostly liked by the residents of district 12, but when she volunteers to replace her younger sister in the Games, a shift occurs and she gains the respect & admiration of district12. Not everyone is aware, but Katniss has a good chance in the Games because, as Mrs. Mellark says, “She’s a survivor, that one.”

BG2G: Capitol Caretakers

These are all the people from the Capitol that take care of the district 12 tributes.

I know I should be embarrassed, but they’re so unlike people that I’m no more self-conscious than if a trio of oddly colored birds were pecking around my feet.

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Avox Girl: A servant for the district 12 floor of the Training Center, the Avox girl isn’t named in the first book. She has dark red hair, porcelain skin and striking features. We don’t know much about the girl, but we do know that Katniss has seen her before. The Avox girl and a boy were running away (most likely from the Capitol). They made it to the forests outside of district 12 when they were caught. Katniss was the last person to see them before their capture. As a result of her behavior, the girl became an Avox. 

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The Prep Team (Octavia, Flavius, Venia): The 3 members of Katniss’s prep team. Octavia is a plump woman with her entire body dyed a pale shade of pea green. Flavius is an eccentric man with purple lipstick and orange corkscrew hair. Venia has aqua hair & gold tattoos above her eyebrows. These three are responsible for Katniss’s beautification process for all the Hunger Games events.

You see, Portia and I think that the coal miner thing’s overdone. No one will remember you in that. And we both see it as our job to make the District Twelve tributes unforgettable.

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Portia: Peeta’s stylist for the Games, Portia plays a minor role in The Hunger Games. All we know is she is Cinna’s partner, and they came up with the concept for the ceremony outfits together. 

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Cinna: Cinna is a first year stylist for the Hunger Games, and surprisingly requested to style the district 12 tributes. Unlike the rest of the stylists, Cinna has cropped natural brown hair, and his only modification is metallic gold eyeliner that brings out the gold flecks in his green eyes. He has a calm & normal demeanor, but Katniss thinks he might be a little bit crazy underneath.

Effie takes both of us by the hand and, with actual tears in her eyes, wishes us well. Thanks us for being the best tributes it has ever been her privilege to sponsor. And then, because it’s Effie and she’s apparently required by law to say something awful, she adds “I wouldn’t be at all surprised if I finally get promoted to a decent district next year!”

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Effie Trinket: A maniacally upbeat woman, Effie is the escort for the district 12 tributes. She oversees them from the reaping, in the Training Center and up until they leave for the arena. Like most people from the Capitol, Effie’s look is always changing. She may not say the right things, but Effie always means well when it comes to her tributes.

 

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BG2G: Allies & Enemies

These are the allies and enemies of the district 12 tributes.

I can almost hear Haymitch groaning as I team up with this wispy child. But I want her. Because she’s a survivor, and I trust her, and why not admit it? She reminds me of Prim.

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Thresh: One of the giants of this Hunger Games, Thresh is most likely six and a half feet tall and built like an ox. He is the male tribute from district 11, and a solitary guy. He refuses to join the Careers and shows little interest in the training sessions.

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Rue: The oldest of six kids, Rue is the wispy twelve year old tribute from district 11. Named after a small yellow flower, Rue has bright dark eyes and satiny brown skin. She may be young and small, but her cleverness with plants, ability to climb swiftly through the trees and her aim with a slingshot might make her a contender in the Hunger Games. Unlike Katniss, Rue loves music more than anything.

 

There’s something about that sly grin that makes me sure that befriending Foxface would ultimately get me a knife in the back.

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Foxface: The female tribute from district 5, she has sleek red hair and a face reminiscent of a fox. She may not be the most intimidating tribute, but she’s sly & elusive, and may just be clever enough to stay alive.

 

Clove opens her jacket. It’s lined with an impressive array of knives. She carefully selects an almost dainty-looking number with a cruel, curved blade. “I promised Cato if he let me have you, I’d give the audience a good show.”

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Clove: The dangerous female tribute from district 2, Clove is a member of the Career Pack. She is particularly skilled with a knife, and has a vicious streak that will benefit her in the arena. 

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Cato: The monstrous volunteer tribute from district 2, Cato is a ruthless killing machine. he has been trained in all manner of close combat weaponry, but favors a short, heavy sword as his weapon of choice. He might not be entirely sane, and seems to have an unhealthy hatred for Katniss.

 

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BG2G: Career Pack – Followers

Career tributes are overly vicious, arrogant, better fed, but only because they’re Capitol lapdogs. Universally, solidly hated by all but those from their own districts.

There are 6 members of the Career Pack mentioned. There are two leaders and four followers. These are the followers.

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District 3 Boy: Not being from a Career district, the male tribute of district 3 joined the Career Pack. a scrawny boy with ashen skin, the district 3 boy must have some value or the Careers would not allow him to live.

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Marvel: The male tribute from district 1. Marvel is another tribute we don’t learn much about, but we do know he’s a Career tribute and he’s good with a spear.

District 4 Girl: The district 4 female tribute is a Career Pack member. We don’t learn much about her, but being a Career tribute means she has most likely been well-trained her entire life.

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Glimmer: A blonde bombshell with emerald eyes, Glimmer is the female tribute from district 1. After trying (and failing) to bring a poisoned ring into the arena, Glimmer joined her fellow Careers. At the start of the Games she managed to retrieve the silver bow & arrows meant for Katniss. Unfortunately for her, she was never trained in archery.

 

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BG2G: Lesser Known Tributes

We will see how high and mighty he is when he’s faced with life and death. He’ll probably turn into one of those raging beast tributes. The kind who tries to eat someone’s heart after they’ve killed them.

Very few tributes are mentioned outside the main tributes, but these are the few we get to learn something about.

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District 9 Boy: The male tribute from district 9, he has ashen hair and hazel eyes. We are introduced to him when he fights Katniss for a backpack at the Cornucopia during the beginning of the Games.

District 10 Boy: The male tribute for district 10, all we know about him is that he has a crippled leg. That probably won’t help him in the arena.

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Johanna Mason: A victor from a few years ago, Johanna Mason is from district 7. During all the pre-Games events she seemed to be a sniveling coward, which kept her safe until only a few tributes were left. Then she showed everyone what a vicious killer she could really be.

Titus: A tribute from district 6 from a few years ago, Titus went savage during his Games. He began collecting the bodies of the tributes he killed and would then eat them. Before they could remove the bodies, the Gamemakers had to stun him. There was speculation that the avalanche that killed Titus was specifically engineered to prevent him from being the victor.

 

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BG2G: Capitol Citizens

This has all been devised by the Gamemakers to guarantee the most dramatic showdown in history. And like a fool, I bought into it.

These are notable citizens of the Capitol.

Atala: The head trainer for the Hunger Games. In the Training Center, Atala is responsible for supervising the tributes during training sessions.

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Ceasar Flickerman: Known as the face of the Hunger Games, Ceasar has conducted the interviews with the tributes and victors for more than forty years and has remained relatively unchanged. He has had the same face under the same pure white makeup, the same hairstyle dyed differently each year and the same midnight blue suit dotted with a thousand twinkling bulbs. Ceasar always does his best to make the tributes shine, which is probably why he has remained the face of the Hunger Games.

Claudius Templesmith: The legendary voice of the Hunger Games, Claudius is responsible for making announcements during the Games.

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President Snow: A small, thin man with paper-white hair, President Snow rules over Panem.

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Seneca Crane: The head Gamemaker of the 74th Hunger Games, Seneca Crane is responsible for planning and designing the arena. As head Gamemaker, Seneca controls all aspects of the Games from the Games Headquarters.

 

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BG2G: The Everdeen Family

She must have really loved him to leave her home for the Seam. I try to remember that when all I can see is the woman who sat by, blank and unreachable, while her children turned to skin and bones.

These are the members of Katniss’s family.

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Mr. Everdeen: The father of Katniss & Primrose Everdeen, he provided for his family through his work coal mining and his supplemental hunting. Before his death in a tragic mining accident, Mr. Everdeen taught Katniss as much as he could about hunting and edible plants. He even made his own bows & arrows for hunting in the woods. He could have sold them for a lot of money, but he would have been executed for inciting a rebellion. While he was still alive, Mr. Everdeen was known for his beautiful singing voice, and this is what made Mrs. Everdeen fall for him.

Mrs. Everdeen: When she was younger, Mrs. Everdeen lived with her parents as part of the merchant class, and she helped with their apothecary shop that catered to officials, Peacekeepers and the occasional Seam customer. She gave up her relatively easy life when she fell in love with Mr. Everdeen, a coal miner who lived in the Seam. When he died, Mrs. Everdeen went into a deep depression, leaving her two daughters to fend for themselves for a few months. Once she did emerge from the depression, she began a small apothecary business for the people of the Seam.

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Primrose Everdeen: The younger sister of Katniss Everdeen, Primrose (also Prim) is twelve years old with light hair and blue eyes, like her mother. Katniss takes care of Prim in every way she can, but Prim has skills Katniss doesn’t. Prim’s affinity for healing has made her invaluable to her mother’s apothecary business. Named after the primrose flower, Prim has a sweet disposition and a heart full of compassion. 

Buttercup: He belongs to Prim, and is not the most attractive cat with his mashed-in nose, half an ear missing, eyes reminiscent of rotting squash and a muddy yellow coat. Despite his appearance and ill health, Prim cried and begged to keep him. Once in better health, Buttercup became a useful vermin catcher. But, he still doesn’t like Katniss thanks to a near-drowning incident.

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Lady: A gift from Katniss to Prim on her tenth birthday, Lady is a goat that was injured by another animal. Katniss bought the goat, tied a pink ribbon around her neck, and gave her to Prim. After being healed by Prim & Mrs. Everdeen, Lady became a life-changing family member, providing them with milk daily to keep, sell or trade. 

 

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BG2G: District Characters to Know

Who would fill those mouths that are always asking for more? 

These are characters you might need to know who live in District 12.

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Gale Hawthorne: Since meeting her in the woods two years ago, Gale has become best friend to Katniss Everdeen. They share a mutual need to provide for the families, and their combined skills have kept them all alive. At 18, Gale has been providing for his mother, two brothers and little sister since his father died in the same mining accident that killed Mr. Everdeen, Katniss’s father. Like Katniss, Gale has the Seam look with his straight black hair, olive skin and gray eyes.

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Mr. Mellark: The baker of district 12, Mr. Mellark is a big, broad shouldered man with many burn scars from years of working at the ovens. He’s not a very talkative man, but he’s much nicer when is wife isn’t around. He often trades bread for goat cheese from Prim and squirrels from Katniss & Gale.

Greasy Sae: The bony old woman who sells hot soup at the Hob. She’s the only one who will consistently buy wild dog from Gale & Katniss for her soups.

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Mrs. Mellark: The baker’s wife, Mrs. Mellark has 3 sons. She is not a very nice woman, she yells and has a tendency toward violence.

Rooba: A short, chunky woman, Rooba is the town butcher. It’s unwise to try to haggle with her. She may be tough, but her prices are fair.

 

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