Top 10 Hunger Games Characters
He's pretty great - such a good performance by Sam Claflin and such a compelling and fun to see character. One thing that I didn't like was how in the Mockingjay movies they changed him to just someone who every ten seconds says "yay Katniss you are helping bring me Annie" as in the books he was very helpful to her during times of depression and always a good friend whom cheered her up.
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!
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...
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.
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
Honestly, she's fine ig. But I don't like her much for 2 reasons.
1. This whole peeta vs gale thing. I rlly don't give a crap bro like ugh.
2. And y'all can argue if u want but she spent most of Mockingjay either in the hospital or in an insane mental state, which made the book kinda anti climactic and boring at some parts
OMG amazing I love how she doesn't even know it but she loves Peeta right from the first Hunger Games. Like all she ever wanted to do was keep prim alive. But I just ... in the movie I did not picture her to look like that and it disapoints me a lot.
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
I didn't like Haymitch that much in the beginning of the movie, but when he sent Katniss medicine, I liked him. He approved of what Katniss did, (even when Effie didn't like it).
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.
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
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.
"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
So Peeta is just the sweetest thing EVER and I kinda feel bad for all the things that happened to him. But I think it's so sweet how he tries to save Katniss and that he actually has loved her since kindergarten. Yeah overall I think Peeta is my 2nd favorite on here.
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.
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?!
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!
I LOVE YOU RUE! So strong, so beautiful, so young, yet not vulnerable at all. You shouldn't have died so soon... stupid hunger games killed such an adorable, charismatic little girl :( <3
RUE! YOU ARE THE BEST! You should've lived longer. You died helping Katniss. Thanks to the HUNGER GAMES, you died. You were a little kid. Katniss buried you nicely and held up the 3 fingers for respect to her district. That was the tiny part of the rebellion.
She's the only important person (In the movies) from district 7 (so far...I'm JUST FINISHING THE 2ND ONE) Oof no more district 12? Okay nevermind but she's the best! She's super skilled with a axe, and that means she has good strength. Believe me, I tried to chop down a tree before. Well anyway, she is also fearless and would do literly anything for the rebels. I also love her stradegy, getting rid of Kantiss's traker, (and THAT involves driling a knife into her arm ;-;) and while she does that, she's hurting Katniss so the career pack thinks she's with them. Brilliant.
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.
Johanna Mason was weird at the beginning. But, when they were in the hunger games together, she spoke her mind something like this: "Capital! You can't keep us here forever, we're going to rebel." I liked her from then on.
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
I love him. He cares about Katniss and made her feel like she belonged. His devotion and dedication for Katniss is astronomical!
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.
Cinna made people feel brave and hopeful. Mockingjay dress, fire effects, he is a helpful man. He shouldn't have died right in front of Katniss before she started the hunger games!
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'.
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.
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 was and still is one of my favorite characters. She's so sweet and loving, and no matter what Katniss did or was going through, she always stood by her. Prim is awesome. Wish she hadn't died. Team Prim!
Primrose was a great sister to Katniss. Primrose got picked but Katniss volunteered to do it for her. That shows you there sister relationship. Katniss will die for her.
Prim was so cute especially in the movies like her expressions. <3 Like Prim and Rue are so similar and I don't even have words to say how much I love prim but my favorite line she says is "whatever it takes to break you" in the Mockingjay.
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.
He is an amazing friend and caring person but things started getting weird after the first book. Everthorne does not have the same ring to it. Or is it Ganiss?
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!
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...
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.
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.
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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!
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 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.
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.
He was soo hilarious! Every time I read about him I literally did jazz hands!
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
The second I hear the trumpets playing his theme I get SO excited!
Why is he all the way down here?
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.
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)
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
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.
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).
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.
So sad that he died...
He was awesome
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