The Hunger Games

by: Suzanne Collins

Character List

Characters Character List
Katniss Everdeen  - the protagonist and female tribute of District 12. She is an excellent hunter and tremendously resourceful

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Peeta Mellark  - the boy tribute of District 12 and the son of a baker. He is kind and loyal, and he becomes Katniss’s love interest and main ally during the Hunger Games.

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Haymitch Abernathy  - Katniss’s and Peeta’s trainer. He is a drunk and one of only two people from District 12 to win the Hunger Games (and the only one still living).

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Effie Trinket  - the escort of the tributes from District 12. She is very concerned with appearances and her own career.
Gale  - Katniss’s friend and hunting partner. Gale is probably the person closest to Katniss, and he is the only with whom she can ever fully relax and be herself.
Prim Everdeen  - Katniss’s little sister. She is small and gentle, and Katniss volunteers in her place when her name is drawn in the reaping.
Mother (Everdeen)  - Katniss’s mother. After her husband died, she essentially stopped caring for Katniss and Prim, forcing Katniss to become the family’s primary provider.
Cinna  - Katniss’s main stylist. He becomes Katniss’s friend over the course of the story and counsels Katniss to be herself.
Madge Undersee  - the Mayor’s daughter and the only person Katniss is friendly with at school. She gives Katniss the mockingjay pin.
Mayor Undersee  - the mayor of District 12
Venia  - the person who waxes Katniss before she sees Cinna, her stylist
Cato  - the male tribute from District 2. He is a career tribute, meaning he has trained for the Hunger Games his entire life, and he is large, short-tempered, and a fierce fighter.
Rue  - the female tribute from District 11. Katniss and Rue become allies during the Games, and Katniss
Foxface  - a female tribute in the Hunger Games characterized by her wiliness and intelligence. She dies by eating poisonous berries collected by Peeta.
Thresh  - the male tribute from District 11. He shows mercy toward Katniss because of the way Katniss treated Rue.
Glimmer  - the female tribute from District 1. She dies when Katniss drops a tracker jacker nest on her and some other tributes.
Clove  - the female tribute from District 2. She actually defeats Katniss in a fight and nearly kills her, but Thresh intervenes and saves Katniss’s life.
Caesar Flickerman  - the ostentatious television host who interviews Katniss and Peeta before and after the Games
Claudius Templesmith  - the announcer during the Hunger Games
President Snow  - the president of Panem