Top 10 Saddest Deaths In The Hunger Games

The Top Ten


I think it speaks for itself that runs death was sad. It was depressing and it really hits you in the feels. I like rue. And the movie and her actress makes the sence so much more emotional. When I first read the book and her death. I thought it couldn't get worse. The movie did her death justice.

COME ON GUYS, QUIT VOTING FOR CHARACTERS WHO'S NAMES YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW! Rue was my favorite character, her death was so sad...

Everyone loves Rue, she was the youngest contestant and truly showed kindness and immaturity. The death of Rue was also highly detailed with Katniss creating a bed of flowers, and singing her a lullaby. Rue was very young, and many viewers/readers could relate to her. RIP Rue!

I never cry in movies, but at her death I cried so hard. RIP Rue - Anonymous


I personally think this was sadder than Rue, because, hear me out, we had hope of him surviving. Rue was in the Hunger Games, and we knew she was going to die. When we first meet Finnick, heading into another fight to the death, I didn't have much hope for him either. But then, he survived. I then allowed myself to get attached, thinking his character would survive, and I think lots of people had hope he would survive. But, no. He died saving Katniss and the others. Again, from the beginning we knew Rue would die, but Finnick was just so unexpected...

I can't get over Finnick's death.. Seriously! Every time something sad happens, I'm automatically thinking about him! Oh, why did Collins have to kill him off? Of all the characters in the series? He was my favorite. When he died, I did not wanted to complete read the book, and when the Mockingjay part 2 movie came out I had tears in my eyes from the start of because I knew he would die. Finnick was so perfect in his own way. He was so special for me. I've always loved him from the sugar cube scene to now! And forever. So kind, caring, funny, intelligent, strong, brave.. He was killed by lizard mutts and the Holo. Nobody cared about his death in the movie or book (only poor Annie with their unborn child! ) and he was never mentioned anymore after that. He died right after his wedding! I loved Hunger Games so much because of him. (Still my favorite series! ) And I am still so depressed about his death, even I know he just is a character in a series, but for me it feels like missing a ...more

He was my favorite character, if I could bring back one character it would be him. Rip finnick

He loved Annie and he helped katniss why would anyone kill him


Prim dying was sad, but this was the worst written part in the series in my opinion. Rue's death was packed full of emotion with Katniss making her a grave. Rue is sweet, don't get me wrong, but she is a twelve-year-old Katniss knew for a couple weeks. Now Prim is Katniss's sister that she's known all of Prim's life. Rue did save Katniss, but Prim's goat provided the family with a lot of extra money, milk, and cheese. Still, while Rue got an entire ceremony, Prim got "I watched my sister become a human torch." or something with the same words in different places or such. Katniss was trying to survive, but that was true in the Hunger Games as well, and she could have mourned more for Prim later. Prim's death evoked no emotion from me until Buttercup found Katniss at the end of the book, at which point I cried and cried. This was such a weak point in one of the best books in the world.

Prim's death was #1 for me because it was so quick. You didn't even know Prim died when it happened, because Katniss was trying not to be engulfed by fire. You find out in the next chapter, and your just like what the hell. But, her death made me want to cry because it was so tragic the way that she died. I'm not saying that Rue's wasn't tragic, but I think Prim's was sadder.

I also really bad for Katniss after that happened. I mean, she went through the 74th and the 75th Hunger Games, and fought in the rebellion. Why did the author have to do that to her? Katniss describes how she feels nothing for a year, and that just makes me feel so despondent. Believe me, Rue's death was sad, but Prim's was sadder because Katniss was depressed for a year.

Prim died in front of her sister Katniss while trying to save and help all the Capitol children. I do not understand why Suzanne had to do that.

SHE WAS KATNIPS SISTER! she was trying to help the other kids who were hurt! It was so sad man! She didn't have any emotions because she was on fire! also she kind of did because after that she was so sad she barley did anything!


Just why? I don't think he was the saddest death, but I though he would have survived...

I wish Cinna didn't die it should've been Peeta. After all, Peeta did betray Katniss in "Hunger Games" and teamed up with the careers.

He was brutally beaten and later murdered in front of Katniss what’s more to say.

In the movie, this shocked me so much and it was so emotional especially for Katniss, having to enter the games in such an unstable condition after witnessing this cruel and inhuman murder of her best friend and the one who stuck by her and supported her all the way, right till the end.


I always have a soft spot for the elderly in a movie...and she gave herself up for Peeta...and then we also had Finnick's reaction...

The most self sacrificing person ever! Mags demonstrated true bravery and loyalty.

Mags sacrificed herself first by volunteering for Annie (if Annie went into the Games, she could have been killed), then she was so friendly and kind towards Katniss. And in the Games, she walked straight into the poisonous fog to save Peeta and do a part in saving Panem from the Capitol's horrible rule. It broke Finnick's heart to see her do that.

Mags death was just so emotional for me even though we had just met her. She was so kind and cute that when she died I couldn't stop crying. First she volunteered for Annie to save her even though she was sure she won't make it. Then her sacrificing herself for Peeta... That was just so emotional.


Cato I really liked. He may have killed people but he was born for the games. In the books we see he's not completely emotionless when he runs to Clove and begs her to stay. I loved that part and wished it was in the movie. What I loved about the movie that the book didn't have was his end speech. It gave him some more character development. I don't like how it was instead of the feast sence but I think it would of been amazing if we had both in the books or in the movie.

No matter how many people he had killed, he was just a kid in the games himself. He was just trying to survive and get home. Cato and Clove's deaths were the most emotional for me because when Clove died you could see that Cato really did love her when he was kneeling beside her and begging her to stay. They helped each other and never left each other. They trusted each other and Cato was panicking when he heard Clove calling and when he saw her lying in the ground he was terrified because he couldn't bear it and when she died he went and avenged her by killing Thresh. I hope he did it brutally. But even killing Thresh wouldn't bring back Clove so he completely lost the will to live and when the mutts were eating him he was thankful that he'd be able to see Clove again. But when he saw what the Capitol had done to Clove he was really mad but he just couldn't carry on with life without Clove so while he died he was just looking into the eyes of Clove's mutt. It's sick and cruel that ...more

So maybe he was a bit crazy, with his reaction to the supplies being blown up. And yeah, he did try to kill Peeta and Katniss and actually succeeded in killing Thresh, the boy from 3, etc. But nobody deserves to be turned into a human chew toy. Even Katniss agrees: pg 339, "The next hours are the worst in my life, which if you think about it, is saying something... The real nightmare is listening to Cato, moaning, begging, and finally just whimpering as the mutts work away at him. After a very short time, I don't care who he is or what he's done, all I want is for his suffering to end." AND pg 341: "And I think the word he's trying to say is 'please. ' Pity, not vengeance, sends my arrow flying into his skull."

What made it even more agonizing was the fact that he had on that body armor. More armor=slower death

No one deserved to die like that, not even Cato. To me, his death was sadder than Rue's because Rue had love, peace and comfort when she died. Cato was torn apart slowly, knowing fully well he had done the wrong things, chosen the wrong things, and that he was used as a tool for the Capitol's entertainment. To top it, he said "please" way more than once in the book. He died slowly, and alone. That makes it the saddest death in the whole trilogy for me.
(PS: I dare you to listen to the ending of the "Muttations" score from the OST and say you don't feel even a little bit sorry for him.)

I think he deserves to die unlike rue he killed most of the players even though you say that cato sacrificed himself what if he was healed he would try to kill peeta and katniss


Because he tried to help katniss and his last words were you have command

He was awesome, rip boggs

Boggs died?


He spared Katniss, and he cared for Rue, probably would have given up his own life, if it came down to Rue and him...

I don't hate thresh for killing clove. Even though she was one of my favourites. He did what he had to do. Brutal or not. He spared Katness in kindness and some may say he started the rebellion. I read it somewhere and it makes sense that he, Rue and d11 started the rebellion. They light the spark and Katness ignited the flame. Threshs death I can imaFionna was brutal because of cato. But don't hate cato because of it. Didn't thresh kill Clove out of revenge for rue. Cato killed thresh for revenge for Clove.

Even though we don't get to see his death. It was brutal. It was cato. But most importantly it was probably really sad.

He spared Katniss’s life and cared about Rue, how could you not love him.

Thresh was a good boy, he died making his grandmum and sister proud.


I don't think glimmer was bad. I like her. Just not in the movie when she's put with cato. It's just not right and it wouldn't work. Her death is sad because she had no one similar to cato and marvels deaths.but also unlike clove and rues who at leaSt had someone. My opinion on glimmer and the rest of the careers is good. I liked then all. Of course they killed but that's what they were made to do. They had stories that we don't know about. And most likely glimmer and marvel knew each other and possibly trained together like Cato and Clove. Her death was painfull and slow. She was alone. It was one of the sadder and more brutal deaths

I hated that Glimmer had No person to hold on to when she died. She at least deserved a quick death but they gave her a slow and painful one. She was and is my favorite tribute even over Katniss because of the way she died and the fact that she tried so hard to win Catos affection but ended up alone dying.

Glimmer's death was so painfully brutal. Imagine being swarmed by tracker jackers? Also, no one had any grief upon her death, not even her own allies, the careers. She screamed and cried for help, and no one cared to even try to help her and she died a slow, excruciating death.

Glimmer's death was sad because it was by far the most painful and unlike Rue she died alone and was then ripped to shreds because Katniss wanted the bow.


She is my favorite character, and she could have easily killed thresh. If Katniss was not the main character, Clove would have killed Katniss and Thresh.

Clove was awesome. Clove and cato were my favourite characters. Her death was really sad because cato couldn't get there in time. I think she should of been able to kill thresh in the books because she wasent being held against the cornucopia. She should of been able to throw a knife at him. As much as I love bother clove and cato I don't think they should of one because I wouldn't change anything about the books. But it would of been cool to have cato and clove vs Katness and Peeta as the final battle

Clove was the saddest by far, so desperately trying to live, screaming for her loved won to save her, but when he got there it was to late. They loved each other.

Guys.. I know these characters deaths were sad and all, but Clove deserves to win. I would vote for Cato too, but Cloves was way more emotional to me. Clove had trained all her life for the games, and when she finally volunteered she had one of her best friends by her side. I read into things like this. I know Cato and Clove were friends before the games. It's a fact. Clove always stayed by Catos side, and Cato volunteered to keep Clove safe. In the movie, they made it look like he liked Glimmer. This is NOT the Real thing guys. He loves Clove. He used Glimmer as a toy to get spencers because she was the "prettiest tribute" compared to the others. She had no skill, no talent, she only joined because she was full of herself. She didn't love Cato. She wanted him in dirty ways. Cato didn't love her, he used her. When she was attacked by the Tracker Jackers, he didn't go back for her, book and movie. He never brought her up again. The way clove calmed him down after the ...more

The Contenders


She found out the trick to the clock. And her death was so sudden...every time I think of her, my mind goes "and the mouse ran up the clock..." Her dying words...

One of the smartest characters and the first to realize the clock, her death was tramatizing.

Wires is awesome - but if Beetee had died I would be distraught I LOVE Beetee

She was singing and then Gloss came up and slit her throat!


So underrated. Cinna May have thought Katniss was gonna win but I thought foxface was. I am in love with her. Rip foxface.

FoxFace was the smartest and sneakiest tribute, therefor she was my favorite character. I cried so hard at her death

What I think is when she ate those poison berries it was suicide. She knew about plants. And she knew she was up against strong tributes and she rather die a painless death instead of a painful one. It was suicide

Now that I think about it, it makes sense. If I were in the Hunger Games I would probably do that. Hell no am I getting my intestines spilled all over, even if I win. - Silverfroststorm

Foxface's death kinda confused me. She was super smart and stuff. But then why'd she steal the berries, not even knowing what kind they where? If she was so clever and all she should have known better. Maybe because she was so desperate. I feel bad, even though she never said anything.

She was hungry, plain and simple. She didn't know how to hunt like Katniss did, so she had been stealing little bits of food from the Cornucopia or other tributes. She didn't have time to question the berries Katniss and Peeta were planning to eat themselves; she just took them and ran. Unfortunately, that didn't work out too well. Hopefully this helps your confusion. - al1070

Female Morphling

So sad. The flower

I cried when I read this in the novel like her dying action is to sacrifice for peeta. They were friends and also the male morphling. She drew a flower on peeta's face.

This was one of the saddest deaths it should have been in the top ten

She gave up her life for Peeta...


I don't hate marvel for killing rue. It's the games and everyone wants to go home in the film he's aiming for Katness who ducks and it hits rue instead. In the books he Spears her when she's trapped in a net. Both ways I don't hate him for. He wanted to go home and I doubt he wanted to kill a girl so young. He died alone and most people overlook his death because it's at the same time as rue.

He didn't mean to kill rue he tried to kill katniss but katniss moved and rue was behind her so you it was actually katniss fault rue died

Wait,marvel killed rue? isn't hunger games NOT superhero film. if it is why did marvel STUDIOS killed rue? just joking. i think why marvel studios killed rue. she's the reason why their films have been unpopular.

He didn't try to kill rue he tried to kill katniss but she moved out of the way and rue was right behind her - cadespencer

I hate him to the bone. WE LOVE RUE!


It was so out of the blue...I mean, yes they were being chased by mutts, but I didn't think they would kill him. Although I was SIGHTLY, relived when I found out it was him...for a few minutes I thought it was his brother, who I had really bonded with. Now, before you get onto me, I have read the books. I know this doesn't apply with the books, since you know its Castor who dies, but I had watched the movie first, so it took me a bit longer to realize it was him

Castor's death was so sad! Poor Pollux must have been devastated

He was my favourite character and was very nice to his brother when they under ground and ( going by the movie ) he was that brave one along with finnick to take care of Peeta and even during the sewer attack he stayed with Peeta but was still attacked and killed by lizard mutts and it was sad watching Pollux cry over his death

He's not the saddest death. I get that. But it was just so touching how he helped his brother out when they had to go underground, and how Pollux cried quietly after his death. Castor's death needs to be on here, and it's sad that some of these "little guys" are so underrated.

Madge Undersee

I always try to pick a minor character for my favorite character, since-SPOILERS FOR OTHER MAJOR BOOK SERIES AHEAD- all the bigger characters die- Fred Weasly, Lupin, Finnic, Prim... although, minor characters as favorites don't work out that well, either...for Harry Potter it was Collin Creevy, which didn't work out well...for Twilight it was Bree Tanner, which was also a fail, and then for Hunger Games, it was Madge. I always had like her personality...

Madge died during the bombing of district twelve

We never really hear of Madge's death.

Did she die? When

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She got a axe to the chest after watching her BROTHER and fellow tribute get murdered I mean REALLY

She died with her brother dead moments before and it's no wonder she wanted to kill Katniss plus she had to earlier watch glimmer and marvel die


This death is sad because she had her brother with her in the quarter queel and they probely have been thru a lot together and to see your brither die right in front of you that is really sad. Cashmere was killed by a axe after she saw her brother die and she was running at kattness to try and kill her. I just think that it has to horrible to see your brother die like that after all you have been thru together


President Snow's death is less than upsetting and he definitely deserved to die

Snow was an idiot. He deserved it. Haven't you guys forgotten the amount of innocent children he watched fight to the death, and all he thought was: "This ought to keep the districts from rebelling."

He needed to die!

He was the worst character but again I liked him for some reason. Alma Coin deserved it.

The f snow chant was by me aka (Thoress) -Thoress

Districts 8 (74th Hunger Games) Female

Anyone that hates her clearly does NOT think at all. Think if you were her. A little girl, taken from your home and thrown into the woods. You have NO survival skills at all, because your stupid mentor taught you NOTHING. Suddenly, a group of two girls and five guys pulls you down and stabs you. And you spend your last hours in the woods in terrible pain and terror, waiting to die.

Guys, seriously.
Think about if YOU were her. A little girl all alone and scared in a forest and she makes a fire. Suddenly 5 large guys come towards her with a sword and she begs for mercy but they stab her. And she spends her last hours agonizingly stabbed.

She died on day 1 by lighting a fire and getting killed. Not the smartest move. Probably got nothing from the cornucopia. I relate to her on a spiritual level.

Why did the careers make peeta go back and kill her I would rather make her die in agony for days

District 11 Whistling Guy

He was just paying his respects...and, he was the start of the uprising, minus for Katniss's acts. The uprising grew and grew after his death.

It was so depressing I cried when the peacekeepers shot him in the head. LIKE what

The most important character of the series. Started the rebellion, didn’t deserve to die!

He was so innocent

District 4 Female (74th H. G)

This is sad because she was with the carrers as kattness was cutting the tracker jackets down and the girl was also killed by these tracker jackets and she was also screming for help but the other people just ran away and did not help them

I mean, we don't know how she really was died, MAN do I wish there was a scene on her death! The book says she died cause of tracker jackers but in the movie she wasn't even in the career pack! But, I think she survived the first day, saw her in the movie running from Cornicopia unharmed, also had Injured MY favorite character! That's ok cause d.3 female faked death after that...just read my comment on her. -Thoress (this section was also by me, Thoress,)


Cato had a temper tantrum and killed him. Why do you let someone with anger issues into the hunger games? Why?

I love him. Why did he die! Well I guess he is a commonly looked over character but he is still awesome! Also,. I didn't see him in the bloodbath? :3

I wrote a fan fiction where he survives and wins the Games. Wish it could be true in real life! District 3 is awesome!

He is the District 3 male. His name isn't Noah. He didn't have a name.

District 4 (74th Hunger Games) Male

His death was so sad. He was so cute, I wish he could have lasted longer. I loved his curly hair and his face. But stupid Cato had to kill him. I hate Cato and his friends. This has nothing to do with the district 4 boy but I love Katniss and Peeta. They are so cute together, I love them there my favorite characters.

This dude with awesome hair was so young. He should have hid until he heard the canons. Lots of screen time before the games. In the games, 15 seconds. If I was district 4, I would have volunteered for him. This should be in the top 10. District 4 female didn't care. SO SAD!

He was just as old as Rue and didn't even kill anyone in the book or film he also could have told Cato rue stole his knife as he knew she had. He was either killed by suffocation or blood loss. Knock Cato off 2

He died the worst way to die suffocation

President Coin

I laughed so hard. I wanted her dead from the minute I read about her and still want her dead after reading the series 23 times.

Please remove this off the list she deserved to die because she knowingly caused the death of innocent capital kids and primrose everdeen plus some other rebels so she is just as bad as president snow

It would be awesome if she survived because the capital kids would be in a 76 games

This death was sad because coin was going to hold another hunger games for all the capital children and then kattness shot her


He was good friends with Haymitch and was good for a laugh. Him refusing to get a prosthetic hand shows he was modest and he was really nice to everybody.

Chaff was a sad death because he is one of haymithes friends and it must be hard for chaff to go in the hunger games against peopel that he knows that can kill him.

He and Haymitch were drinking buddies. I’m depressed


What? She didn't even die.

So sad


Even though his death was only shown for like two seconds, it was still sad

He was a nice modest guy who just wanted everyone to be safe so it was kinda sad when he was getting killed by the mutts

Cecelia, District 8 (75th Games)

I'm only sad because she had kid.s
(Where was the husband in the reaping? )

She had 3 children. I cried so hard, because they were begging her not to go, but she had to, and she dies. Imagine your MOM having go to a battle, where she had a 99% chance of dying. 😫


Without him Peeta would be dead. Plus it started the rebellion so without him Catching Fire and Mockingjay wouldn't exist either.

If it wasn't for Seneca's rule change Katniss and Peeta would be dead!

O.K. this isn't actually that sad. But please, vote Cato off number 2? He doesn't deserve it. Please, for Rue and I, also vote Marvel off. Marvel killed Rue, you dumbos! Have you forgotten?

Yaaass his beard though

Mr. Everdeen

You'll never get to see him. He'll always be in our hearts r I p Mr everdeen.

Maysilee Donner

Why people she actually started the rebellion in the book

Who du f is this? (The next part is book version) did she give mockinjay in or was that Madge - Thoress

District 6 Girl

Come on, this was so sad when glimmer killed her so violently...


This was a very sad death. All she was was an Avox. And the capitol killed her because she was an district 12's Avox. She also watched her other friend get spearedin the first book. She already went through enough. And then the capitol electrocuted her that easily!

This death is sad because this girl had her tounge cut off and the capitol did not think that that was enough to hurt her. After the quarter queel they killed her right in front of Petta by using eletrifaction.

District 10 (74th HG) - Crippled Boy

It’s not even fair that he got reaped for the games, he has a crippled leg.

I was absolutely shocked. I mean he was on the verge of death. Cato stabbed him in the stomach and left a big wound and he still survived. Sad to see him go. Every step he took, he bled to death and his internal organs fell out in the process and to be disembowled, slit in the throat and stabbed in the chest is absolutely brutal

District 7 Girl (74th HG)

She grabbed a bag then got beaten up by glimmer. The Cato chased her with a machete. Then Marvel grabs a sword and he cuts her leg and she lies down on the ground. Then Marvel spears her. That would hurt.

District 3 (74th HG) Female

Her name was Amber. She was my favorite character of all time. Only 13. But, if you guys were less stupid you could've saw that she faked death. She was one of the smartest tributes to set foot in the Cornicopia. She was raised in the smartest district so, she learned to make her heart stop for a few seconds. She was lifted into the hovercraft, and somehow, with her engeneering skills, escaped back to district three, living a secret, normal life. U think I'm lying? Search up district 3 female didn't die 74 hunger games, this pic will tell you all. And, in that close up scene with her, you could have saw that she was still breathing. Goodbye.

I didn't know her name was amber

Hi guys! I'm back from my last comment (one above this)...just be not lazy and read the damn thing, it's not that hard, I'm sure y'all read in school all the time

All of the stuff below is by me aka (Thoress) -Thoress

District 4 (75th Hunger Games) Boy With Slit Neck

He was too young. -Blizzard

What the hell in the 75th Hunger Games the District 4 male is Finnick and he didn't even die

Umm, this refers to Finnick?

Literally. That kid was sooo young and did NOT deserve that. Anyways AFROS UNITE!

District 10 Female (74th Hunger Games)

Guys she is unknown. But I don't mean like, district 4 Male unknown, I mean she was an extra. They just needed a photo of her and them boom she was done. So it's not sad, because she didn't have a part. Only a picture.

What The Crap I Mean This Girl Is A Badass Enough To Take On Thresh, But Gets Beaten Up And Thrown To The Ground To Be Killed By The Careers Later On. She Was The Last To Die On The First Day I Mean Go Her!

Here Was Her Original Death, The Resean Her Death Was Not Shown Onscreen Was Because Her Stunt Actress/Double Was Hurt In The Bloodbath Scene And Could Not Finish The Death With Her Fighting Thresh After The Bloodbath Ended.

Yass this one is good too, by the way I am the girl who is a major fan of district three female -thoress

District 7 Male

He was innocent Clove came after him and stabbed him in the bag- without that, maybe he could have won?! He's from District 7... a really strong DISTRICT

He was actually slit in the throat, but it was sad. he was trying to defend District 5 Male and he tried to save his own district partner. Sad

Gloss - District 1

I feel bad for gloss. He was in the arena trying to survive. He only killed wiress because he was trying to survive.


So sad


He was turned into an avox after he tried to stop Gale's whipping. Peeta says that it took them a few days of torturing and removing Darius' body parts for him to die.


This is a sad death because these were pettas stylis. The deaths of pettas stylist was on live T.V.. This is sad because she never did anything to get killed like this and to have it brodcasted on live T.V. that is also sad.


Titus was becoming a legend. It's very sad that the capital killed him.

District 9 Male

This was a sad death because in the training he was good friends with district 3 male. I know he tried to kill Katniss but he was one of the youngest tributes so he didn't understand the hunger games. And he died with a knife in his back. Painful!

District 3 Male

he was so cute and smart

District 4 Male
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