Much like any other Career tribute, Gloss was a Capitol favorite to win the Games. However, Gloss is taken out of the running in the Third Quarter Quell by Katniss, who shoots an arrow at his temple.
Gloss Character Profile
- Name: Gloss
- Age: Between 27-30 (75th Hunger Games)
- Gender: Male
- Place of origin: District 1
- Physical appearance: Fair-skinned with caramel blonde hair; classically beautiful
- Height: 5′ 2″
- Skills: Throwing knives, dagger
- Strengths: Physical strength
- Weaknesses: Slow on his feet
- Loyalties: Unknown
Gloss: Before the Games
Not much of Gloss’ background is revealed in the books. The only known member of his family is his sister, Cashmere, who won the 64th Hunger Games. As District 1 is famous for honoring its victors, the brother-sister duo is most likely highly celebrated in their district.
Gloss and Cashmere are Career Tributes, which means that they trained for the Hunger Games their whole lives. They are the only known brother and sister who have won consecutive Hunger Games.
Gloss is described in the books as being “classically beautiful.” Coming from District 1, he is relatively well-fed and, as such, has grown up physically stronger than the rest of the tributes in the Hunger Games.
He is tall, has caramel blonde hair like his sister, Cashmere, and is highly attractive.
Major Events: Third Quarter Quell
Training and Interview
Gloss is reaped from District 1’s existing pool of victors, along with his sister, Cashmere, in the 75th Hunger Games. He is shown wearing a sheer tunic at the Reaping. Gloss is one of the youngest in the Games, having won the Games as a child under 18 just a decade earlier. Thus, Katniss guesses Gloss and his sister to be somewhere in their twenties during the 75th Hunger Games.
During his training, Gloss mostly keeps to himself and his sister, sometimes mingling with other Career tributes and Peeta Mellark. He once invites Katniss to practice making hammocks with himself and his sister. Katniss then observes that the siblings were polite and cool in their interactions with each other. Gloss receives an extremely high training score in his private session with the Gamemakers due to his superior skill with throwing knives.
Gloss is interviewed together with Cashmere in the films, while they are interviewed separately by Caesar Flickerman in the books. Gloss wears a dark silver jacket paired with black pants and boots at his interview. Both Gloss and Cashmere admit in their interviews that they feel extremely betrayed in being called back to the arena, while Gloss expresses his gratitude to the people of Panem for showing kindness towards him and his sister. Both Gloss and Cashmere stand in solidarity with the rest of the tributes, joining hands with each other at the end of the interviews.
In the Arena
In the arena, Gloss and Katniss have an altercation with each other during the Initial Bloodbath at the Cornucopia. Being bigger in stature, Gloss was not as swift as Katniss and was shot in the calf by her. The injury slowed Gloss down. However, he managed to escape to the Cornucopia to meet you with his allies.
During the Games, Gloss forms an alliance with the other Career tributes, including Brutus and Enobaria from District 2, as well as his sister, Cashmere. The Career Pack killed off several tributes at the Cornucopia, while Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Finnick Odair, and Mags formed an alliance of their own and escaped into the woods.
The Career Pack heads back to the Cornucopia on Day 2 of the Games, where Katniss catches Gloss slitting Wiress’ throat while the old lady is singing to herself by the water. Katniss immediately shoots an arrow at Gloss’ temple, ending his life. His body is then thrown into the water when the Cornucopia spins around to mark the end of the hour.
Gloss placed 11th in the Third Quarter Quell while Cashmere placed 10th.
Are Cashmere and Gloss twins?
No, Cashmere and Gloss are not twins. They are siblings from District 1. They are the only known pair of siblings who are victors in the history of the Hunger Games.
Who kills Gloss in Catching Fire?
Katniss kills Gloss in Catching Fire by aiming an arrow at his temple after she catches him slitting Wiress’ throat.
What Hunger Games did Gloss win?
Gloss was the male tribute from District 1, who participated in and won the 63rd Hunger Games.
How old is Gloss in the 75th Hunger Games?
Gloss was either 18 or younger when he won the 63rd Hunger Games. This means that he was still in his 20s when he took part in the 75th Hunger Games (the 3rd Quarter Quell). This makes him one of the youngest tributes in these Games.
Who won the 73rd Hunger Games?
The Victor of the 73rd Hunger Games was Wade Rankin, the 16-year-old male tribute from District 2. The arena of the Hunger Games that year was a ruined city.
What year did Cashmere win the Hunger Games?
Cashmere, Gloss’ sister, won the 64th Hunger Games, right after her brother won the 63rd Hunger Games. The pair are the only known siblings to have won the Games in consecutive years.
Who is Gloss in the Hunger Games?
Gloss is the Victor of the 63rd Hunger Games and the male tribute from District 1 in the 75th Hunger Games. He was killed by Katniss, who shot an arrow at his temple for murdering her ally, Wiress.