Top 10 Hunger Games Characters

The Top Ten

Finnick Odair

One word: Perfect. No other words are needed. Finnick Odair is a gift and we should all celebrate him every day. I will never forgive Suzanne Collins for his death. His relationship with Annie was one of the few beams of light in Mockingjay. I loved his friendship with Katniss, Peeta, Johanna, and Mags. He deserved to live a long, happy, fictional life. I cry internally every time I think about how he never got to grow old with Annie. He is such a complex, amazing character. Ok, I'm ranting now...

He is the best character in the whole world. I want to name my future cat after him. I like sugar cubes. The world could use more Finnicks. He is literally the best character in the whole thing. Youngest victor is pretty impressive. He could beat Katniss in a one on one. I cried so hard during his sad and long death scene. He sacrificed himself by throwing his trident at the lizard mutt that was about to kill Katniss.

Finnick is kind, amazing, passionate, sweet, caring and literally the cutest character to ever step foot into the thg trilogy. He went through so much pain and destruction; and died in litterally the worst way possible. I know Katniss couldn't have saved him - he sacrificed his life for the rebelion, BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN ANYONE! GALE! I mean, Katniss and Gale don't even live in the same damn district anymore! They don't talk to each-other! After the death of Primrose - which she blames on Gale - She can't even think about him! GALE SHOULD HAVE DIED - FOR FINNICK!

he's an amzing character- very complex and many scenes w him in it have a lot of tension packed into it- a quality I always look for in books. also he has these strange mos where I have to go "welp he's in my top 5 characters now.. I mean who expects me to not do that after reading/watching this scene sUZANNE COLLINS U EXPECT TOO MUCH OF ME-"

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.

Is there a day I don't wake up ad think I LOVE KATNISS? nope. I also don't just love the character, but Jenifer Lawrence did awesome job acting, just a really awesome person. I even drew a really good picture of her for youtube. I have a bracelet with the Mockingjay on it so

Katniss is super strong and loyal but she also sees her own flaws, and that's amazing! Katniss is also relateble, I mean she sounds real and like she's actually had experiences. She will fight for those she loves. She also isn't a person constantly whining about her situation; she takes action, even when her dad die as she learnt how to hunt to get food. That bow and arrow=GOALS. I was also happy that she saw the true beauty in Peet's. That's another thing she can see true personalities and she's also super intelligent. She's a role model to all girls: Stand up for what is right, Fight for those you love, Don't whine about your situation take action, It's okay to be smart and Eveb though you don't think it you could be the leader of a revolution

It used to be Finnick but honestly, I just relate to Katniss more and I believe any reader of the series can connect with Katniss Everdeen.

She is cold and distant at first, but the Hunger Games broke her. Her character also, as Katniss knows that killing innocent teenagers is just plain cruel. Peeta makes her happier than anyone else could ever try. She also is upset of when she couldn't save the wounded in Mockingjay. That defines the part of her that knows the Capitol is cruel.

Haymitch Abernathy

He is an icon. "Stay alive" is my favorite piece of advice. It gets me some strange looks from my friends, but who are they to question the drunken wisdom of Haymitch Abernathy?

At first Haymitch was the character I forgot about but then when I saw more of him he was a realist and hilarious down to earth guy. Book 2 made him one of my favorite characters and built his backstory. I wish I could’ve known him more when he was younger. He was given lots of depth and relatability and a reason for his drinking. Go Haymitch!

Woody did a great job acting! I love the character, and sometimes I call people sweetheart now. My dog just had babies, I named one Haymitch.

The person who experienced the most, the real teacher or kitness and peeta. The one who suffers the most but came through. The deepest character

Peeta Mellark

"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

You probably just going to read everthing above and below this comment and think 'All the same'. But peeta is almost inhumanly heart-warming, he will put absolutely anyone he cares about before himself. He's been through the most, yet he always comes back around to his kind, gentle and strong self. He's not perfect, neither is Katniss, Gale, Not even Effie. Everyone has flaws, but dare I say that peeta's are just right, just the kind of flaws we want. He fights for whats important, he fights for his personal goal, which is often keeping Katniss alive. I could never be that selfless, but I sure try. His strengths lie with emotions, feeling and bread-making. I'm sure we all want a bread baker.

Peeta is undoubtedly, the best and strongest character in THG. Self-sacrificing, kind, gentle yet strong. He is put through the worst of tortures, and loses almost everyone he loves, yet fights back and comes back to his old self. Inspite of everything the capitol has done to him, taking away his loved ones, blowing up his district, making him lose the one thing he was determined never to lose- his identity; he is against another hunger games with the children of the capitol. His character strength really is unsurpassable. Steady, strong and warm- the boy with the bread embodies the ray of hope in katniss's life and in the series.

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.


Absolutely Best Character, Very deep, independent and not self-absorbed although very individualistic. He managed to become a real person in a sea of people, where every one is trying to be different and special. He managed to avoid shallowness and became a true artist and rebel, could look further than colorful walls of Capitol. All Capitol citizens were very aesthetic, but along with aesthetics, he was very intuitive and emotionally stable, hiding huge amount of emotions. I think he is a true survivor and individualist.

Yes. Cinna was amazing! I hate you Snow. His personality, as you described, is well-balanced and stable. And just, just look at the clothings he designed! Katniss and Peeta were so lucky.

Ok Cinna is the best. Nothing but the best. He is smart, caring, kind, selfless, wonderful, brave, amazing, and so so much more. I have a Cinna shrine in my room I kid you not. When he died, I sobbed, then I Proceed to cry for 30 minutes, and after that I when in my room and threw stuff. Don't judge me but it's safe to say that I'm a Cinna super fan. Recap- CINNA IS THE BEST! He dose NOT disserve death!

Cinna is the best. he risked his life for the rebellion and he literally thought of everything in his cloth! Even pockets where you can commit suicide! He is also just a major cornerstone in Katniss's life. Helping her get through everything. WHY WOULD YOU MAKE HIM DIE :(

Am I the only fan who realises that Cinna designed that dress knowing he would die for it? He lives in the Capitol, he knows how they work. And he sacrificed himself. For the girl who was on fire. Also, he didn't die when the Peacekeepers dragged him off, he was captured and possibly tortured, as we know he was "killed during interrogation" I LOVE YOU CINNA


Rue is the sweetest little girl. She is so kind to Katniss, and she really shows how powerful she can be by making it as far as she did in the games. Rue was a main influence in Katniss' life, and she deserves all the credit that she receives.

For my personal opinion I think Rue is the best character in the Hunger Games, She basically had the ability to win, with her small size she has the ability to climb far high into the trees to keep away from the other tributes since most of them were big, with her knowledge of plants she can tell what is poison and what's not to, she is immune to poverty compared to the careers, is very sly, and is from an agricultural district.

She’s so sweet! I hate that she died but I like that thresh liked her. Everyone else besides peeta and katniss didn’t care About their other tribute from their district, but he did.

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.

Johanna Mason

Johanna Mason is a badass and my role model. She was honest as heck and didn't take BS from anyone. She is such an underrated character.

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.

You know, it’s really great when you like a character that they mentioned in passing that actually showed up and was a GREAT character!

I liked her strategy. Stay low, kill viciously. She was a character who I actually liked, no matter how much Katniss’s narration wanted me to hate her. Her skills in the Arena, and her role in Mockingjay, alongside Finnick was a reminder of why I love the Hunger Games. It isn’t a boring adventure, because the characters and story keep me invested. And Johanna Mason was a huge part of that.

So thank you, Johanna Mason. Thank you for letting me enjoy one of my favorite book series because you were an excellent character.

Thank you.

She's the kind of character that makes you wish she was the central protagonist of the story. She's chararismatic, she has an interesting development, and she's a badass. She and Haymitch are my definitive favourites.

Effie Trinket

She tries her hardest to help Katniss and Peeta. She is so happy and bubbly when she is in a good mood, and it always makes me smile.

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'.

Oh good Arceus... Why is she on the list...
Don't judge me for hating her but...
Besides... Any of y'all that have watched the films, y'all don't know much better the books are! Same goes with Maze Runner! The books will always be better!

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.

Primrose Everdeen

Prim should be number 1. She started the rebellion, pretty much. Who did Katniss volunteer for? Who convinced her to win? Who did Katniss dedicate winning for? What kept her going? PRIM did. If Prim didn't get reaped... No Mockingjay. No rebellion. And if Prim didn't (SPOILER) die... Katniss probably wouldn't've killed Coin. It was so sad when Prim died. I think she's the most underrated character in The Hunger Games.


We'll never forget you.

May the odds be ever in your favor

*does 4 note whistle and salute*

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.

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.

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!

Gale Hawthorne

I'm 110% Everlark, but Gale is not a bad character. I really liked his dynamic with Katniss in the first book, when they didn't have any romantic awkwardness between them. He's smart and tough and a great friend.

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

Gale is the best character, he tries his best on everything but katniss never accepts him, I believe that Katniss shouldn't have gotten so mad at Gale because if she was in charge of blowing up the capital kids and didn't know prom was there she would have done the same. Gale deserves so much better than katniss she goes around kissing Peeta then Gale she, in my personal opinion kattniss should be the worst character and Gale should be one or two, I think Finic is also a great character and I love him equally as Gale but I think Gale deserves more respect then he gets because Katniss treats him poorly even though he helps prim so much and tries so hard. I think people should stop hating on Gail because he would never purposely kill Prim he is like and older brother to her.

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.

The Contenders

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!

My favorite character! I think she killed herself so that she could warn Peeta that the berries were dangerous without telling him, in case he would attack her. She’s so smart.

She is the smartest of the smart, who cares if she did get any killed. AND SHE DID NOT DIE! Instead she out the berries in her mouth but did not eat them because we know that she has berry identification skills, and she tricked the capital to make them think she was dead when she was alive this whole time, living in the capital


Smartest character from Hunger Games. District 3 is the smartest and most intelligent �" district. District are the Asians of the Hunger Games World.

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

He's an amazing character, I would've loved to see him more fleshed out. #teamnerds.

Beetle is rad and I did not know he is still alive!

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.

She is literally the coolest girl tribute in The Hunger Games, I love her. She died such a horrible death. I hate Glimmer though, she isn’t as cool.

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.

Simply the best character in any of the books. Undercooked and one of the more intriguing ones. Always wanted to know more about her. Shame she had to die, and we never got any more backstory on her and Cato specifically

Clove is strong and small but VICIOUS! Oh my god, I love Glimmer way more than Clove but I can, like TOTALLY see y Clove is way higher up than Glimmer!


Buttercup is number one. Even though he is number fourteen, at least give him second! Buttercup could win the hunger games no doubt about it.

We all know who is the real victor is, it's Buttercup. Also cats are way better than stupid tributes who don't even have names! Buttercup was never even close to death expat once(when Katniss almost DROWN HIM). But he was ugly and BUTTERCUP IS A CAT PEOPLE! Last thing there's no twelve only Buttercup THE CAT!

He was the only one who didn't die or nearly die and yet he still gets the depression of prim's death. He also appeared on the first page of the hunger games trilogy. Best character.

NUMBER 23? Okay, I'm kinda going crazy. Buttercup was the best character of them all, and he should be way ahead of some of these people. Like Jackson. Who is Jackson?
(*Number 2)


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.

He was so smart and strong and just a really good guy! He could have so easily killed Katniss but he didn’t he chose to give up his life for her just because she was allies with Rue!

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.

Thresh is one of my favorites! It was so sweet how he tried to protect Rue, or at least kill Clove when he found out the Careers killed her. Hey, I like Clove too, but I kinda like Thresh a lot more. :3
Almost as soon as I got into the part with the Curnicorpia, (I don't know if that's how you spell it lol) I thought "Thresh could be interesting.." and then at the end of the book: " NO! THRESH! NOOO"


She isn't my favourite. But she definitely is in my top 5 favourites in the Hunger Games. She is such a brave character. I mean from volunteering for Annie Cresta to sacrificing for Peeta by going into the poisonous fog. I obviously don't get why FoxFace is higher up. I mean FoxFace never really talked and was just trying to stay alive. Gale? Um, how exactly did he make it into the Top 10? Some few people (like meh), actually wonders what Gale have done and is actually a jerk. So

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.

A lovely old lady who volunteered to take Annie's place in the Third Quarter Quell... And died to save Peeta, Katniss, and Finnick. Was also Finnick's mentor, and he was obviously very attached to her, so she must have been a good person.

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)

Caesar Flickerman

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

He was soo hilarious! Every time I read about him I literally did jazz hands!

I don't know why, but I really like him for some reason

Why is he all the way down here?

Madge Undersee

Catching Fire, and Mockingjay would not have been a thing without her! Rues alliance with Katniss would also not have been a thing

She was one of Katniss’ only friends. She gave Katniss the Mockingjay pin,( which sparked the rebellion) and made Rue trust Katniss.

Explain to me RIGHT NOW why the District 9 Male, why wasn't important to the story in any way, is above Madge? Without Madge, Katniss wouldn't have anyone to sit with at lunch, Gale probably would've died, Rue wouldn't have trusted Katniss, and 90% of the story wouldn't happen. Explain this RIGHT NOW.

Think about it, guys. Who gave Katniss the pin? Madge did. Without Madge, Catching Fire and Mockingjay wouldn't exist, and neither would most of the storyline with Rue.

President Snow

He was fine in the 1st book because he didn't really do anything, but in Catching Fire, right in the beginning when he threatened to kill Gale, I was like, oh hell no!

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

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

I liked him in the first movie but then he became a total jerkwad in catching fire

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

Annie Cresta

A sweet and innocent girl who won the Hunger Games almost by chance... And spent the rest of her life terrorized by it. The fact that Finnick fell in love with her speaks volumes to her true character.

She's incredibly strong, to survive the Games, and even though she was (slightly) insane, she found love, and she raised a child by herself.

UI only like any because she's Finnick's wife. :P

Might be a little bit crazy, but she’s incredibly strong


Cato is one of my favorite characters because I ship him and Clove. I mean sure he looks like a heartless bloodthirsty killer but his district taught him how to control his emotions. If you read the book when clove dies he pleads for her to stay with him. Showing that he has a heart. If you think about it the families and districts of the people killed by Katniss probably thought the same thing about her because she rarely showed her emotions. The only time she did was when Rue died and when she was with Peeta ( which most people thought it was an act).

Cato was absolutely amazing. Everyone says he was a ruthless, blood-craving beast that had no heart; but they were wrong. He had a heart, it's just that... His district taught him to show no affection; and that's how he was raised. We would be like that too if we were raised like that ALL our life. In the book, he ran to Clove's aid; sat there beside her until she died. It even says that his voice sounded pained and hurt when he heard her calling his name. He was determined, focused, and ready; not what you guys put him as. He should have won, think of it this way: All you life, you've trained for an event that comes once a year, and if you won, you'd get money, popularity, and more. ALL YOUR LIFE. Then, some girl who comes from another district ( never trained ) beats you at something you've worked for everyday since you were a kid. It hurts... I'm not going to lie. He should be first, how did a nameless tribute rank higher than him and Clove?

Cato. Yes, he was tough. He was a bad boy, a jerk, just a really bad boy. But he was amazingly well played in the movie. I'm not judging on if he was good or bad, because of course, he had no feelings for others. But his personality was so wonderful. I loved it when Glimmer was sleeping on his chest and he seemed very protective about her, and then the tracker jackers came and he just stood out and not even look back at his suffering 'friend'. Or when he was with Clove. He was just a great character; adding so much more intensity to the film.

But he couldn't help it. He volunteered, because he had confidence in himself that he would win. He was trained his entire life, and he was determined. He was tough, rough, strong and powerful. I loved him that way. I didn't love that he had no feeling to others, but I loved his unique personality, it described him well.

Anyways, Cato's cool.

I hate how they cut the part where he cried for Clove out of the movie. It was one of the only times we saw him show real emotions, and it gave him humanity.


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.

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

Boggs was so brave and loyal

So sad that he died...

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.

I hate her, she used Katniss. Liar. But she is a smart, ruthless, powerful leader, so I respect her.

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

Your kidding she's the best villain in the series


Due to her history, the strength she shows in the movies is incredible. How she continues to cope and support the revolution in memory of her love.

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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Jackson was the “far-sighted’’ person in Boggs’ squad.

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