Saddest Deaths In the Hunger Games


The Top Ten

1 Rue's Death

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

The flowers and the song alone has said enough.

I can’t get over it. A part of Rue will always be with me.

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!

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2 Finnick's Death

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

I will forever hold a grudge against lizards.

Just when I started to like the character

WHY DID HE HAVE TO DIE?!?! He was my favorite character in the entire series and deserved so much more! I mean, after he died, NOBODY CARED! (Except for Annie) He had just gotten married and his wife was pregnant! He never even got to meet his son. He was such an amazing character and I honestly think killing him was a mistake. If Peeta got to keep his leg in the movie, then why didn't Finnick get to keep his life? His death didn't really have any meaning and was quite pointless. Where's his happy ending?

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3 Prim's Death

She was Katniss's sister! Imagine watching your sister die!

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. - pandagirl

The saddest part in both the book and the film was when Katniss took all her pain out on Buttercup. It was so sad because until then, she hadn't really gotten a chance to grieve for Primrose. But Buttercup didn't leave. Although he couldn't have known what had happened, he understood that Prim wasn't coming back. - KilljoyWithAPen

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.

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4 Cato's Death

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

When I reread the books for a second time, (because I had read them before), I couldn't wait for his death. But his death was so bad and slow, I felt really bad for him and I even started to cry. That, "please" at the end almost made me loose it. - Pebblepaw

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

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5 Cinna's Death

Why must my favourites always die? Cinna was so brave. When he designed that transforming dress he must have known that he would die for it, having lived in the Capitol. It was sick how Katniss watched him being dragged off then heard he was "killed during interrogation". This sounds like he was being tortured and I hope he didn't suffer too badly. RIP CINNA. WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. WE WILL NEVER FORGIVE SNOW FOR THIS.

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.

Cinna death was So emotional. He was Katniss' best friend. If Suzanne was going to have him die she should have waited until the last book.

Yea, good boy - Beauty

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6 Mag's Death

Of all the deaths before, I cried the hardest at this one. The fact that she does it to save Peeta, Katniss and Finnick makes it even sadder. - Pebblepaw

So sad. She was so brave to volenteer for Annie, knowing that she would die in the end. Mags also sacrificed herself to save her Group and Peeta in Catching Fire.

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.

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7 Glimmer's Death

I have to admit, I didn't really care for Glimmer. It's just that she called for help and no one came mad it kinda sad. (Great friends, Glimmer.) - Pebblepaw

Glimmer was hot

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.

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8 Clove's Death

Cato begging her to stay with him really got me. He had nothing to live for after she died.

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

She was incredible. I wish I could vote for both her and Cato because they both made me literally bawl like a baby.

I literally bawled like a baby when Cato begged her to stay with him. Clato forever.

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9 Foxface's Death

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. - Pebblepaw

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

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

It was sad that she died if she just stayed in a little bit longer she would of won - dylangerleibold

I think if she hadn't eaten them, I bet she would win. We also never knew her real name, I knew if her parents did name her 'fox face' it would be cruel.

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10 Boggs' Death

Boggs died? - Pebblepaw

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

The Contenders

11 Thresh's Death

Even though we never get to see Thresh's death I still feel horrible for him. I loved Rue, so then I loved him. - Pebblepaw

I absolutely hate thrush. He is awful just a big stupid black boy trying to win. He cracked cloves skull! What a cruel awful and mean thing to do. I hate him and I hope he died cruelly

Katniss would be dead without him. It didn't even show his death in the book or movie and it was still sad. Don't you remember when Katniss said "If me and Peeta don't win, I want Thresh to."

I think thresh's death was sad because he spared Katniss life and was friend with rue who in 1st place for saddest deaths. come on guys threshes death was so sad vote for him

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12 Female Morphling's Death

Was her name Morphling, or did they just call her that because she took Morphling? - Pebblepaw

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. - onggoy

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

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13 Wiress's Death

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

She was pretty awesome and did you see how sad betee was! It must have been a real shock for him and her RIP


I cried.

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14 Marvel's Death

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 - cadespencer

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!

Tragically glanced over. This and Cato made the book for me. Screw katniss and PETA. - q1q1q1q1q1

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15 Madge Undersee's Death

We never really hear of Madge's death. - Pebblepaw

No she didn’t the bombing of 12 happened in mockingjay part 1 she was shown in part 2

In the books she got killed along in the bombings with the rest of her family. Someone told Katniss they had her body. - Pebblepaw

Madge died during the bombing of district twelve

Did she die? When

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16 Cashmere's Death

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


17 Snow's Death

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

How can nobody mention the great president of panem, god rest his soul, down with the revolution!

Panem today, panem tomorrow, panem forever.

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18 Leeg 1's Death
19 District 4 Female (74th H. G)

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,)

20 Districts 8 (74th Hunger Games) Female's Death

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.

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.

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

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21 Noah's Death

His name was Noah? - Pebblepaw

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!

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22 District 4 (74th Hunger Games) Male's Death

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 - MasyMenos

23 Castor's Death

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.

I was probably the saddest moment for me when his brother started crying

24 Homes

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

25 President Coin's Death

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 - cadespencer

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


26 Chaff's Death

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.

27 Seneca's Death

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

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28 Cecelia - District 8 (75th Games)

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

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. 😫 - skimmet1

29 District 7 Girl's Death (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.

30 District 3 (74th HG) Female's Death

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 - TotalEscapeTheIsland

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

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

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

He was too young. -Blizzard

Umm, this refers to Finnick?

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

32 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. - Untildawn8

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

33 District 6 Girl's Death

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

34 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 - Untildawn8

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

35 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.

36 Raven's Death

So sad

37 District 10 (74th HG) - Crippled Boy

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

38 Lavinia's Death (Female Avox)

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!

39 Maysilee Donner's Death

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

40 Titus' Death

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

41 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!

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