Top 10 Hunger Games Characters
Finnick for No1! Sure he's a bit shallow but he's sweet, broken, caring, loyal and just amazing. I too broke down when he died and my friends said that my emotions didn't function properly for at least a week after that. His relationship with Annie showed his vulnerable side which I absolutely loved. Without Finnick Peeta would be dead and I'm sure Katniss would be dead several times over. We love you Finnick Odair.
He's literally THE BEST he didn't deserve to die and his son and Annie shouldn't have lost him, like they just got married, then she gets told that Finnick is never comming back.
He was sweet, kind, caring, shallow, broken, and I loved him until the end. He had been through so much and has his mind, body and spirit broken a thousand times, and after all that was murdered in the quickest, most brutal way possible, alone. He deserved so much better, and may have been an annoying jerk at first but watching him open up and change was what made him special. I remember reading the passage where he died on the train on my way to Germany, I was looking forward to seeing him live his life with Annie, their son, his friends, and thought that after so many tears he could finally find peace, and then his was murdered, just like that. I cried when Rue died, when Cinna died, when Prim died, but when Finnick died I just felt empty, inside. He was the most painful, bittersweet and memorable character, but he slipped away into darkness.
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!
Katniss is very smart and brave. She took her little sisters spot in the hunger games and I thought she might have lost her mind. But hen I saw how much prim means to her. Now w/ the whole Peeta Gale thing. Listen, I pick Peeta. Gale indirectly killed Prim and now Katniss hates him for that. Prim, Cinna, and Finnick shouldn't have died. And Peeta shouldn't have gotten hyjacked bc of President Snow
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's kinda ovius that people wuld put he down as "best person" and "The hero of the hunger games" But that's just because she's the main person. So we always see it from her point of view, not others. But Katniss is one of my faves she is supper brave but stubborn. She's really sklled with hunting, especailly bows and arrows. And, she can be super soft for 12 year olds. She was heartbroken when rue died and I know she will literaly be so MAD when prim dies.
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.
Oh Haymitch is just my absolute fave. He is just so tragic. But he was my bright spots in the book and his lines are just pure gold. His first piece of advice "Stay alive" has come in very useful during covid and deserves to be No1
I love Haymitch. Never will forgive Collins for not pairing him up with effie. In the movies, just watch the way he looks at her.
I feel like by the end of Catching Fire Haymitch is one of the best and most complicated characters. Relatable, tragic, intelligent and with a great connection to Katniss
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.
I just love him! He is caring, sweet and much more and he proves time and time again that he loves Katniss and always will no matter what happens
Peeta is the best character he should be #1. His loyalty is beyond anyone else's and he isn't bad looking either ;);) Peeta is caring, as seen when he purposefully burned some bread so he could give it to a starving Katniss. He is selfless, as seen when he sacrificed himself for the benefit of Katniss. Peeta joins the Careers in order to lure them away from Katniss and battles Cato in order to protect Katniss.
Peeta is one of my favorite characters! He always risked everything for Katniss, and there was nothing her wouldn't do for her, even if that meant torture. I LOVE HIM!
"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
She's an underrated character, and deserves more love. She may not be the nicest person ever, but she does care, and she's a very well written character, she's strong and willful, and really is just awesome.
Johanna Mason is one of the best done characters in the entire series. I just love her entire vibe and she's the most badass of all the characters in my opinion
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.
Johanna is obviously really strong and bold, but as Katniss describes her in the Mockingjay, she doesn't have a very threatening stature. It's her personality that gives her that strength, but you see that image falter at times (e.g. the water after the Capitol tortured her) showing she's human. She's really smart, because she managed to deceive her opponents in her first hunger games, and managed to appear weak. However, she also has a really sad backstory, as she says that there's nobody left that she loves.
So, strong, smart and human. I'll always love district 7, and that's thanks to her. She's an amazing character.
She's the best. Literaly HOW IS SHE IN 5TH PLACE?! She didn't deseve to die and she was literaly the smartest, bravest, and the best person literaly EVER. She's so sweet and soft. She could've killed katniss, but she-didn't she saved her. She could've not agreed to katniss's plan, but she didn't. She light those fires and that allowed the career's food the blow up and the district 3 male to die. And for rue to get killed by marvel. If I could, I would place him at the bottom of the list eve though I know he was just trying to survive ad that he was trained that way. But Marvel, WHY RUE?!
She was the youngest in that arena but she was kind to Katniss and that got her further into the games than most 12 year olds. I loved that song that Katniss sang for her.
Rue was so cute! I literally cried when she died. :( Where she couldn't match the other tributes in muscle, she made up for in intellect. She was the reason Katniss survived from the carrer pack.
Rue is amazing! She's sweet and she and Katniss made a great team. She saved Katniss' life more than once. She is an amazing character, definitely my favorite. She may have been the youngest but she was amazing for a twelve year old! I shed tears when she died, RIP Rue!
Cinna is just an amazing character. Modest, sweet and kind. I love him to death. His personality is perfect considering he lives in the capitol. His death hit the hardest along with Prim's and Finnick's. His dedication and rebel side is hard to beat and I just... I wish he hadn't died.
Cinna had Katniss's back until the end of his end. He risked everything to support what he believed in, and I think that showed a lot about his personality. He was so creative and really cared about Katniss in a way no one else from the Capitol did.
ABSOLUTELY MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER. I love him and his personality. Although he lives in the Capitol, surrounded by so many talented, harsh, cruel people, he still managed to shine. He outdid himself with Katniss's and Peeta's chariot outfits, making them stand out to make them look powerful and hard to ignore. I love how he risked his life to help the rebellion by making Katniss transform into a Mockingjay for the interview outfits. He is selfless, calm and wise, although he sadly died in Catching Fire, I was in tears when Katniss was given Cinna's notebook and inside it said that he was still betting on Katniss. Nothing is going to change my mind for Cinna to not be my favourite character. <33
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.
Not the brightest, but really cared about her tributes, and risked everything for them. She was one of the only Capitol people who cared about them.
She was the only person (from the capitol) (Other than cinna) who cared about Cinna, Katniss, Peeta, and Prim. She really isn't a suck-up and she is really kind hearted.
Effie Trinket was the only Capital Person I knew that cared for Katniss. She didn't like the Hunger Games. She cheered for Haymitch, Peeta and Katniss. They were a great team together!
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'.
She always put others before herself. She cared about them even when they didn't care about her, and I really think that's why she died. She had such a great personality and always supported her sister. I don't think Katniss would've made it so far without her.
She deserves better, she is sweet, and caring, and puts others before herself. She didn't deserve to die, and really just needed a better life
She's so smart and good with herbs. She is also really gentle-I have no Idea why she's number nine! She should be higher! She honestly made it all happen! Katniss volonteered for her and won for her. And, when katniss was reaped, She and some other people did the three finger salute.
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*
He risked everything for Katniss, so many times and they have such a great bind. I really wished that they could've become friends after mockingjay, but I get how they wouldn't become more.
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.
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.
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'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.
Fox face was actually really cool lol. I think it's obvious that she knew what berries were poisonous and ate them on purpose. I guess she just didn't want to deal with the games anymore...
Seriously. Effie is above her? She is my favourite character. It's not fair, just because she isn't the main doesn't mean she just dies. Really, she isn't even bad. She really should be the winner. Go Foxface!
By the way, some people think her real name is Finch.
Very underrated, they look at her and think that she's a bloodthirsty killer, but that's how she was raised. She was chosen to go into the Arena, and was trained to be a killer. But she had a heart and deeply cared for only one person Cato. She spent her last moments with and a few days later they were together again, and happy like they deserve.
Clove is by far the best character. Sure, in some parts of the movie she was portrayed as heartless and bloodthirsty, but I assure you, if the movie followed her instead of Katniss, far more about her would be revealed. In the scene where she almost killed Katniss, sure, she teased Katniss about Rue, but when she died, who's name did she call? Cato's. She called Cato's name. This shows that she cared. She cared about Cato, which means that she was capable of caring for others. In the book, Cato came after her, following her voice or his instinct on where she might have been, and stayed with her until she died. This shows that people cared for her. She was also very tough, intelligent, and tactical. Her abilities with knives was impeccable and she never missed. If Thresh didn't overhear her speech about killing Rue, she might have had a chance of making it out alive with Cato. That would've been incredible to see, a different 'star crossed lovers' story.
13? Come on people! Move her up! Yes, she killed a lot of people and joked about rue's death, but she is skilled with a knife and has good agility. And, when Thresh (almost) killed her, who did she call for? Cato. And what did they do? They sobbed that Clove Kentwell would die. This proves, that she was not a bloodthirsty evil person. She was just trying to survie the games and she was probobly taught to kill anyone (who is not a career) that she sees.
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.
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Super smart and kind. Can't believe he wasn't on the list!
Beetle is rad and I did not know he is still alive!
He is the smartest person there! He and Wiress.
OMG buttercup is so cute lol! Buttercup was always there for prim, and it was so sweet but scary when prim went back to get him when they were going on lockdown in the bunker
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.
Introducing the winner of every Hunger Games. Buttercup was the only character that both didn't die and didn't almost die. True survivor.
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.
Ok he just had a lot of energy and when Katniss was talking on stage I feel like he made her feel better. Just a thumbs up
He was soo hilarious! Every time I read about him I literally did jazz hands!
The second I hear the trumpets playing his theme I get SO excited!
Why is he all the way down here?
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)
Thresh is so underrated. I think he is an amazing tribute. I mean, he cares about Rue enough that he spared Katniss in an act of remembrance for her. Thresh is a hero
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 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!
I think a lot of people here are misunderstanding the list's aim: it's best characters, not best "good guys". I think president snow should be higher because he is a great villain, cunning, cruel and merciless.
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...
Omg I love him so much! He is so brutal yet smart and cunning. Isn't every villain?
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.
I'm sorry, but I have watched all the movie multiple times, and I do not remember this character. Please stop putting your OCs here.
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.
Madge was a kind friend to Katniss. She brought some medicine for Gale in a snowstorm. She sat with Katniss at lunch. And most of all, she gave the Mockingjay pin!
She deserves the world, a world in which FInnick didn't die, and they could raise their son in peace without worrying about the games, I just wish that she could have had a better life, she deserves a life without pain or the Games.
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.
The games made her lose her mind but her heart was always in the right place.
Sure Cato is a terrible terrible person but that's how he was raised. I absolutely despise him but that just shows he's a really well made character.
Cato is one of the characters who for me is in the running for my favorite Hunger Games character of all time. I love the idea of him being raised to be a killing machine, but then by the end of the Games he kind of starts to realize what he's done, and I think the actor did an amazing job portraying him
Yeah, he's my favorite character :) his character, if you think about it, is kinda more interesting than Katniss's, even though most of it's implied and not confirmed. Like, Katniss volunteered for her sister and won and then regretted it. How interesting 😒. Cato was born and raised a killer and HAD to win the hunger games to make his family proud. He probably volunteered since most careers do and had been training his entire life. Sure, he killed people, but it's kill or be killed and Katniss killed people too. Even Peeta, who people treat like some kind of saint, killed people. Katniss killed WAY more people than Cato did, and Cato didn't have a choice. Some of the times Katniss killed, she did.
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?
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.
Cressida was such a fighter! Awesome! Always standing up for Katniss. Not my favorite, but she's up there
She's cool. She should be above Katniss and Peeta.
She is so underrated but awesome!
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.
This man was the only person who wanted Katniss to complete her mission to kill snow he beveled and trusted her.
He was a brave warrior. R.I.P Boggs. Sacrificed himself and trusted katniss and let her do her personal mission.
Such a great character, he died way too soon, I wish we could've seen more of him.
He is very suspicious but turns out to be good when he rescues Katniss and Beetee and is part of the rebellion. I honestly think he is a better game maker than Seneca Crane.
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.
Honestly a great villain.
She and Snow are tied for best Villain of the series they both amazing