Gale Gale is Katniss' best friend. She takes pills to calm her pain, which does not seem to work. It is also revealed that she wanted Peeta rescued from the Third Quarter Quell, not Katniss. The book states that Haymitch and Plutarch had some difficulty in keeping her from being executed at the end of the war, but her imprisonment had actually helped in that regard. However, when Katniss confronts him, he is stirred from his stupor and emerges as the pair's greatest advocate, impressed by her determination and Peeta's patience. When Katniss leaves to be a tribute in the Hunger Games, Gale promises to take care of her family for her. Clove A female Career tribute known for her proficiency with knives.
Primrose Everdeen Katniss's younger sister, 12 years old. She had dark hair and olive skin, which made her look like a person from The Seam if not for her golden eyes. Johanna is part of the committee that votes whether to hold one last Hunger Games using the Capitol's children: she votes yes. He was Katniss' first direct kill but not her very first as she earlier killed Glimmer and a girl from District 4 with tracker jackers. They form an alliance in the Games, and Katniss is emotionally affected by her death, which is a major turning point in the novel.
In the film, you can barely hear Cato call Clove's name. Near the end of Catching Fire she removes the tracker in Katniss's arm by cutting it out with a knife. He and Katniss play out a romance in the arena in order to gain sponsors and manage to both become victors by tricking the Gamemakers. He along with Katniss and Peeta are the last to survive the Games. Octavia A member of Katniss' prep team. Katniss is quite surprised at effie being a rebel. The two are thrown together in the Games, pretending to be in love.
He does this on the train home, by telling them to keep up the good job for the cameras until they reach home. She spent the first few days climbing through the trees and hiding. He is often considered rude and can be manipulative so he clashes with Katniss but he understands how to best play the Game and benefit from the celebrity culture around it. Annie has their unnamed son after he dies. Glimmer was also killed because of the tracker jackers. .
He is kind and compassionate, and has a natural charisma and way with words in front of the cameras that Katniss lacks. Chaff was best friends with Haymitch, and they frequently drank together. She only kills out of necessity and shows compassion to others. She also forms an alliance with Katniss, which allows them to blow up the Careers supplies. Katniss Everdeen - The protagonist and the narrator for the Hunger Games. This is not exactly the kind of advice they want to hear from him and Peeta shows his displeasure by punching Haymitch in the jaw. Their relationship shows Katniss as a nurturing character, even in the middle of all the violence.
She was the youngest of all the tributes in the Games, at just 12 years old. He is the one that sends the gifts from sponsors as well. Katniss remembers watching these Games herself, so Johanna is fairly young. As Peeta goes along the tour, he starts to feel angry about just how messed up it really is and how Katniss is right: this is so effed up to have to go around to the Districts and meet the families of the people that they just killed. Despite going through such a life altering event as the Hunger Games, she maintains her integrity.
He was the last tribute to die in the Third Quarter Quell as well as the entire history of the Hunger Games; Peeta killed him after Brutus killed Chaff. She is described as staying in bed all day, shutting away reality. Katniss notices her hiding and darting through the woods, and nicknames her Foxface both for her animalistic features and her ability to stay quiet. Darius does not appear in the film series. Alongside the other stylists and prep teams for other tributes except for Katniss's prep team , Portia is publicly executed by the Capitol after the Third Quarter Quell due to their alleged collaboration with the tributes that facilitates their escape from the arena. He has served as the master of ceremonies since the 50th Hunger Games, but his unchanged appearance leads Katniss to speculate that he had received extensive surgeries to retain his youth. They illustrate the toughness of Capitol laws, though the reader never confronts them directly in this first volume of the trilogy.
Johanna teams up with Katniss, Peeta, and Finnick in the Quarter Quell, bringing Beetee and Wiress with her. Katniss is an outsider to her country of Panem. He was the physically strongest and largest tribute, which lent him an advantage in the Games, and one of the oldest contenders. An extremely large boy who hides in the grassy fields and poses great challenge to the Careers. She is only mentioned a few times in the series. She is described as being from the Seam, so she likely has dark hair and gray eyes, and is likely the same age as Katniss.
Rue is a gentle girl who teaches Katniss how to sing with the mockingjays. In the films, their deaths are modified; the two die together after Leeg 1 chooses to stay with Leeg 2, who is injured in a landmine trap, as the building they are in is destroyed by the Peacekeepers. In the initial bloodbath, she was the first tribute who came close to killing Katniss. The two mourn Prim's death in Mockingjay and end up comforting each other it is hinted they are beginning to love each other. She marries him, but it is fifteen years until she is ready to have children. He treats Peeta and Katniss with contempt, and initially is sarcastic, expending no effort to help them.
She sacrificed herself by jumping in front of a before it could kill Peeta, who afterward comforted her in the book, by telling her stories about colors and letting her paint a flower on his face with her blood, and in the film by having her admire the sky. In these circumstances, hunting to Katniss is always a positive experience. However, Katniss, along with Peeta, is selected for the Third Quarter Quell and must leave District 12 to return to the Games. She also killed President Alma Coin. She fought her way into the Capitol and ended the rebellion. Rooba The butcher from District 12 who helps Katniss get the goat she wants for Prim.