Top 10 Hunger Games Characters


The Top Ten

1 Finnick Odair

Finnick is an awesome character. He is someone who can not stand for the Capitol. But, if you think about it, ep is also the best warrior. You could make all the other tributes make an alliance against him and he would win. And, he could probably beat Katniss. Finnick for the win!

I love his character, he is so badass and could probably beat any tribute who has ever been in the Hunger Games, but at the same time he is a compassionate guy and a great overall character. One thing I didn't like though was the way his death was handled in Mockingly (the book). But I think they did a really good job of it in the film which made up for it. He died sacrificing himself for the others in the saddest scene in the movie. But if only Katniss had shot that one damn mutant that jumped on him, he could've saved him and he would have saved all of the others later and voted to stop the new hunger games! Curse you Katnip!

Clever, sweet, sexy, smart. Loved Finnick. When he was depressed, I was depressed. When he died, I died inside. He is smart and knows how to survive, amazing character. - dragonfly99

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2 Katniss Everdeen Katniss Everdeen Katniss Everdeen is a fictional character and the protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. She is portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence in the film adaptation franchise.

I love Katniss. She went through so many things and stayed strong throughout them. She volunteered for her sisters place in the games and Katniss thought she had a good chance of dying. She watched Rue die in her arms. She had to deal with the whole Gale/Peeta thing. She found out Peeta had been taken by the the capital. She watched Peeta go through a bad stage. She was shot. She watched Prim DIE! Katniss is loyal and brave to the very end.

She was so brave but she killed less people, that's why I love her. Good peoples are awesome. If she killed too many peoples, she might not awesome. It's good to have her at this movie... And the sweetest moment, the moment she kissed Peeta~

Okay finnick is great and everything but why isn't Katniss above him. She is the most real person in most books I read. She was just an ordinary person until she made herself extraordinary. She stayed strong through so many dark times and overthrew an oppressive government. She also has many deep things to say about some things in real life. Her raw emotion is so true to reality that I just love her character

Katniss is definitely the best character, Finnick is only in first because he's hot.

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3 Haymitch Abernathy

He's the most real character. He's gone through hardships, he drinks, he's not perfect. He has a large heart, though, and really feels pain.

It said in the book that when Haymitch went to the Hunger Games arena, that he was in a large field. Some people stopped to smell the flowers, but the flowers where etched with poison and killed anyone who smelled them. Poor Haymitch. It must have been hard to go to the Hunger Games, kill other people, and then try to survive long enough to win. It also said that he used the arena against the last contestant. - lulu223

Haymitch is, in my opinion, the most vulnerable and relatable character in the books and movies. Despite his flaws and sarcastic/harsh attitude he is still able to play the role of a father figure to both Katniss and occasionally Peeta. He knows when the time is right to fight for what he believes as well as stand up for the weaker man. Plus he won the hunger games when there were twice as many tributes. That's pretty badass

Funny, drunk and grumpy. Most real and important character. Who doesn't love a down to earth, drunk and stupid character who says the truth whether it hurts your feelings or not. A classic.

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4 Peeta Mellark

Peeta Mellark will always be my top Hunger Games character, and for many reasons. As some have already accurately pointed out, he is the embodiment of hope in a book that is full of loss, and heartache, and pain. I have seen many people slate his character, calling him weak or always having to be bailed out of situations.

But think deeper. How is he weak?

In the first games despite having all of the odds against him, and even believing himself that he has less chances of winning then most of the other Tributes, he still stayed true to himself - he didn't want the games to change him. The fact he thought as far to know not to let himself to be a piece in the games makes his strength even more significant. Not only this, but through his love for Katniss (which most people undermine and call pathetic) he put her before himself and through being STRONG, protected her in every way he possibly could from the beginning. He made sure to tell Haymitch what she is capable of even ...more

"If your greatest weakness is love then you are the strongest person on the earth". He is kind yet strong, steady yet fierce, composed yet rebellious. He is self-sacrificing, ready to lay down his life for the lives of others, sometimes for the lives of people he barely knows. At the same time, he is self-respecting, he knows his true worth, and his resolve to stay true to himself holds even against unimaginable odds; he fights against his hijacking and returns to his true self, which was deemed to be impossible. Out of all the Hunger Games characters it was always only Peeta who saw things for what they are, since the starting, and who truly fought back in every sense of the term, refusing to be a piece either of the Capitol or of District 13. Snow tried to hijack him and Coin tried to use him to finish Katniss; both the sides wanted to reduce him to a puppet for their wishes, like they had done with everyone else, they wanted to make him theirs, but he never succumbed: he was his ...more

Peeta has a kind, gentle, and selfless personality. He puts others before himself. Even after the capitol tortures him so brutally, he votes does not want their children to suffer in another games. At the same time, he fights fiercely for what he loves and believes in. He is, without any doubt, the strongest character of the series, as he's been through more than any of the others, but is still sane, gentle, against violence, loving, caring, and self-sacrificing. And he can make others laugh and smile in dire circumstances. No one can parallel that boy.

Peeta is amazing he does everything in his right mind to save and protect Katniss including volunteering to go back into the games for her. Even after the Capitol played with his mind he still eventually loved katniss. His whole family died and he still stayed strong. He's a beautiful husband, ally, friend, son, brother

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5 Johanna Mason

It is very sad when she said "they can't hurt me. I'm not like the rest of you. There's no one left I love." She is different from Katniss in that way, but she understands what matters and what should come first when making choices. She plays a vital part in the rescue from the arena, and sacrifices herself for the others. She fights through the tortures and stays alive, even though she has no reason to. She eventually became a good friend of Katniss, and I really think that they make awesome friends.

She was by far my favorite! With her attitude, and great axe skills, she had it all. She was really underrated, and she deserved more book/screen time. And she definitely (in my opinion), had the best skills weapon wise.

She is very special. When she said "There is no one left I love," my heart nearly broke. She is so lonely. It hurts me a lot. She deserves so much more. She is like a lost piece of life that nobody would bother to find. My beautiful, one of a kind girl

Shes so cool

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6 Rue

She is so sweet in the story and really shows trust and I feel so bad that a little girl like her should be thrown into the Hunger Games. I imagine Rue to be beautiful and sad in real life, and I admire her because she loves music and nature, which shows beauty. I HATE THE GUY WHO KILED HER

Rue is the most inspirational 12-year-old in the hunger games. At her young age, she achieved a 7 in private training (unheard of) and she came 7th in the hunger games. This is an amazing achievement for a girl 5 years younger than me. She was smart, trustworthy, cute, strong and quick.

Youngest contestent, very kind towards the main character, Katniss, and seemed to have traits lots of the readers could relate to. Killing her also created sympathy and made people like her more. By far my favorite character, RIP Rue!

I really liked her. I was REALLY sad when she died. Same with Prim. - Lunala

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7 Cinna

Cinna is my favorite. He lived in the capitol, but somehow managed to avoid the shallowness and sick enjoyment of the games that most capitol citizens have. His refusal to see Katniss and Peeta as just pieces in the capitol's game really makes him special. Also, he has one awesome sense of style!

I love cinna! He was so awesome and cool, I had to read the scene in Catching Fire over and over again, just not registering that he was dead. Unforgivable... - keycha1n

I can't believe poor Katniss had to see those Peacekeepers beat him when she was in the tube. What a terrible thing to see right before your second Hunger Games.

Cinna makes the capitol seem human and I appreciate that. He's also nice

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8 Gale Hawthorne

He was brave, strong and definitely caring but the reason why I stop disliking him is because whenever he needs katniss he used to show her the pain he is in and how much desperate he is. That is the most pathetic part of his character but yet he made the right choice when he volunteers to rescue peeta because deep down he knows that katniss is like her mother without peeta and that night talk with peeta, proves that in the end he was ready to finally let katniss to follow her heart but yet that prims death and all was disturbing and that's make him more hated, which is not all his fault but saying that katniss choose peeta by default because gale wasn't there you should think thrice because in every view katniss was always been in love with peeta from the very first hunger games but yet could not do anything about this because of gale desperation and making her feel guilt, that's why I still hate him

Risked his life for Katniss and others countless times, was a loyal friend, and was a FLAWED character (unlike a certain, charming, kind, romantic, strong, artistic, gentle, witty, good looking baker). Yet does not even have his name spelt right.

I love him. A lot. Love the way he calls "Catnip", the one and only way. Love the way he always stands by her and has her back. But he can just stand there, protect that girl but never reach her. I realize how much I love him. It really hurts me.

He's cool. =)

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9 Effie Trinket

Effie is a character that I personally didn't like when I first read the series, but as you watch the movies and read the books, you find out that she does care about Katniss and her team. She has a loving personality behind that 'scary white grin'.

Effie, at her core is a naive but loving and sensitive individual. Her character hits home the emotional impact on the book and gives the best one liners in the movie.

Effie brings her own energy to the books and movies. She's very funny and has a great attitude, though you can see she cares deeply of katniss and peeta

I love Effie! She always has the best quotes and she genuinely cares for Katniss. Honestly though I prefer Katniss but Effie is a close second besides she needed more votes.

1 Katniss E.
2 Effie T.
3 President S.

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10 Primrose Everdeen

Her death was the saddest. I mean, there were those things falling from the sky that turned out to be bombs, she was helping injured kids, and right before Katniss can get to her she gets blown up again and dies. I hate President Snow. Thank god he died.

Actually it was President Coin that killed Prim and the Capitol children. Sure, Snow is just as awful as Coin, but he wasn't the one responsible for Prim's death. - punyraisin

Prim is amazing, Katniss describes her as having her mother's healing hands, her father's level head and Katniss' fight and an ability to look through the mess of life and see things for what they really are. She's adorable!

It was so sad when she died. She ran strait into battle only thinking of the helpless Capitol children which President Snow so unmercifully sacrificed for his own well being. She is by far the best character in the series.

She was so amazing I hatted the athour for killing her I can't belive she's only tenth

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The Contenders

11 Clove Clove Clove Kentwell is a fictional character in the The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. She was portrayed by 19 year old Isabelle Fhurman in the film adaptation.

Clove is by far my fave. She's the youngest and smallest Career, but managed to get equal odds with Marvel, better odds than Glimmer and beat both of them in training. She got the first kill of the Games - the boy from District 9 she killed right before she tried to kill Katniss the first time. She's like a younger, smaller version of Katniss but with knives instead of bows and arrows and from District 2. Her actress is amazing and so pretty. If she was a bit older Isabelle Furnham might have been Katniss but she's better as Clove I think. I can't believe when I put this she only had 2%. Lower than Foxface. Foxface didn't even kill anyone! She's such a cool character.

Clove is really... Just really... Better than Katniss, Peeta, Marvel Glimmer, Rue, and possibly better than Thresh and Cato. First of all her throwing knife skills are boss, second I love district 2 masonry because a lot of careers are from there, and she killed more than Katniss, Glimmer and Marvel combined. So she was cool. I wish she was in the last of them like Cato Peeta and Katniss.

No offense to those Katniss lovers but I think clove is more awesome than she is. Just because she's the main character doesn't mean she's the best. Everyone is all Katniss this or Katniss that but don't they ever pay attention to the secondary characters? And besides, Katniss didn't kill clove.

I love Clove. I think she is cooler than Katniss and I'm not trying to give thresh a hard time but if it weren't for him she and Cato would have won. She and Cato are my fave even if they are way too brutal.

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12 Foxface Foxface Foxface is a fictional character in the Hunger Games franchise. She was portrayed by Jacqueline Emerson.

She's the best character EVER! Exclamation point! Let's see how do you top smart, sly, elusive, and sneaky. Even the name is thrilling: Foxface. She always hopped around, had a plan, and she trusts Katniss. Her and Katniss sort of made an alliance. Both admired each other and if you watch the movie when they crash into each other Foxface smiled at Katniss and looked to the side like "well, do you wanna be in an alliance? " But they both walked away but neither killed each other and Foxface was cute and had a cool personality that makes you wanna be her for Halloween! Who else practically cried when she died? She was awesome and I wish she got more credit for it.

Foxface is my favourite character In the hunger games too. I really thought she had a very high chance of winning. Lots of people admire katniss and peseta for not wanting to kill anyone but foxface actually hasn't killed ANYONE yet she still was one of the people who survived the longest. Most people only think about katniss and peeta being like that. She was also clever enough to avoid that trap with the explosion. Just because she's dead doesn't mean she can't be the best character. If katniss did accept the alliance with her, I'm sure they would be the strongest alliance ever!

She is sly and clever, outsmarting many in the arena. She made it very far in the hunger games without saying one word and not killing anyone. She should be higher in the list.

She did not die, she did not swallow the night lock, no! instead she stuck it in her mouth, and let the capitol pick her up, she then hid in the capital and turned into tigris.

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13 Mags

Mags is amazing! She was so brave when she volunteered for Annie. She knew that she wouldn't make it out alive, and she knew that it meant life or death. So she gladly sacrificed her life for Annie, and that's what I call a good character.

Mag's was the most amazing character with the most depth and complete character development. Also I have never seen such a savage on a movie such as Mags.

Mags is so awesome and brave especially when she sacrificed herself for Peeta. It was awesome when she volunteered for Annie Cresta. She is probably the most loving and caring person in the book (even if she hardly any lines)

I love Mags so much! - Untildawn8

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14 Beetee

I love beetee! Why isn't he in top 10?

Super smart and kind. Can't believe he wasn't on the list!

Smartest character and brainiest.

He's so sexy

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15 Thresh

He is one of my favorite characters. Here's why:
1) He helped Rue. He felt bad when Rue was in the Hunger Games and wanted to help her because she was so young and small.
2) He killed Clove. I'm sorry, but Clove was a terrible character.
3) He died for Katniss. Right after he killed Clove, Cato was coming and he grabbed Cato's backpack and ran away, so Cato would chase him instead of Katniss. He saved Katniss' life with his own and let Cato kill him. Right after killing Clove, he could've easily killed Katniss. But it turns out that Katniss helped Rue so he made sure that Cato would kill him instead of Katniss. Cato could've easily killed Katniss and the only reason Katniss killed Cato later in the Games was because he was all hurt and weak. At that time he was not and would've killed Katniss, so Thresh got himself killed, so he puts others in front of himself.

Now that, my friends, is a good character.

As I said down there, Thresh is the bravest man ever, but I didn't explain why. He risked his life to help Katniss because of how she was in an alliance with a young woman in his district, Rue. Katniss was very thankful and also, the way he killed Clove was very cool, and I admire the fact that he didn't join the evil young men and women who were careers.

He defied the Games by letting Katniss go. He was also very compassionate on the inside, and did not immediately kill Katniss even though he could have so easily. - officialstudyqueen

Thresh should of won the hunger games, if it wasn't for the mutts

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16 Caesar Flickerman

Awesome and cool, he may be on the capitol but he sure as hell helps the tributes a lot

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17 President Coin

She was ruthlessly power hungry but much more subtle than Snow, which had the potential to make her twice as deadly. She was exceptionally well-cast; who could suspect a soft-spoken, kind-eyed, and pin-straight grey-haired Julianne Moore? She's incredibly tactful; she uses people against themselves. She's so cold that her coldness passes off as warmth - she can execute great evil and manipulation without remorse while feigning compassion and morality. Her coldness to the core enables her to execute her strategy so inconspicuously. She's practically a sociopath with tremendous intelligence and ambition. Very dangerous combination. Incredibly compelling villain.

Your kidding she's the best villain in the series

She and Snow are tied for best Villain of the series they both amazing - punyraisin

A great villain. Definitely better than Snow.
Don't get me wrong, he's a great villain, too, but this bitch was down-right creepy and a lot more personally intertwined with Katniss.

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18 Cressida

She's cool. She should be above Katniss and Peeta.

She is amazing and is badass enough said

She is ticking all the boxes for me

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19 Boggs

An amazing man who sacrificed his life for his squad and Katniss' mission... Also made the brave and wonderful move of assigning the Holo to Katniss instead of Jackson. Oh, yes, and let's not forget his sense of humor, especially in the "Do you find this distracting? " scene. - carolynsnow

He was a brave warrior. R.I.P Boggs. Sacrificed himself and trusted katniss and let her do her personal mission.

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20 President Snow

Who doesn't like psychotic dictators played by Donald Sutherland!?

Hmm, everyone? To each their own I guess...

Most wicked dictator of all time! if he was alive today we all would be doomed!

Very honourable, yet evil!

President Snow = Trump x 2 so why is he above Katniss' mom - Catscatscats

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