Tributes

Tributes are those children who participate in the Hunger Games. Almost always, 24 tributes in total participate in a battle royale to the death.

The Definitive Glossary for The Hunger Games

Almost always, 24 tributes in total participate in a battle royale to the death in each of the Hunger Games.


What are Tributes?

Children from the districts who take part in the Hunger Games are called tributes. 

Every year, 24 children between the ages of 12 and 18 are chosen for the Hunger Games. Each district is mandated to provide one female and one male tribute for the annual Hunger Games. However, this rule may vary on special occasions. The 50th Hunger Games or The Second Quarter Quell, for instance, mandated each district to send twice the number of tributes as usual, thus bringing the total tribute count to 48. 

Tributes are meant to fight to the death in the arena of the Hunger Games where the winner will be crowned as the Victor. 

Names of the Tributes

74th Hunger Games Tributes Names

The named tributes of the 74th Hunger Games include:

  • Marvel and Glimmer from District 1
  • Cato and Clove from District 2
  • “Foxface” from District 5
  • Jason from District 6
  • Rue and Thresh from District 11
  • Peeta and Katniss from District 12


75th Hunger Games Tributes Names

The named tributes of the 75th Hunger Games include:

  • Gloss and Cashmere from District 1
  • Brutus and Enobaria from District 2
  • Beetee and Wiress from District 3
  • Finnick and Mags from District 4
  • The “Morphlings” from District 6
  • Blight and Johanna Mason from District 7
  • Woof and Cecilia from District 8
  • Chaff and Seeder from District 11
  • Peeta and Katniss from District 12


How Tributes are Chosen

Children between the age of 12 and 18 are eligible to take part in the Hunger Games. Once a child reaches 12 years of age, their name is entered into the Games once. The entries are cumulative which means that once the child becomes 13, their name is entered twice, and so on. Children can also opt for tesserae, which is a year’s supply of grain and oil. In exchange for tesserae, their names are entered into the Hunger Games an additional time for every tessera claimed. 

The entries of all eligible children are divided into two glass balls as per gender before the reaping. On the day of the reaping, an escort chooses a name from each of the balls at random to determine the tributes from each district. The only exception to this procedure was the First Quarter Quell when the people in the districts were mandated to vote for tributes.

Once a tribute has been chosen, any other eligible child from the same gender can volunteer to take their place. Volunteering is common in Career Districts where children train all their lives for The Hunger Games and where the Hunger Games are seen as an opportunity for fame and wealth.

Preparation before The Hunger Games

As a rule, children are forbidden from training for the Hunger Games before they are chosen as tributes. However, this rule is not strictly enforced, as evidenced by the Career tributes. Before the 75th Hunger Games and after the announcement of the Quarter Quell rules, Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch train themselves physically to increase their chances of winning.

Once someone has been chosen as a tribute, they are provided with a mentor as well as a prep team to help them prepare for the Hunger Games. The mentor provides them with the most useful knowledge and skills necessary to survive in the Hunger Games. They also coach them on the best strategies and methods to win. The prep team, on the other hand, works on the physical appearance of the tributes to make them more presentable for Television.

What do Tributes Get for Winning the Hunger Games?

Tributes who win the Hunger Games are called Victors. Victors receive a lifetime income from the Capitol. They, along with their families, are allowed to live in the wealthiest part of their district called the Victors’ Village. 

Here, Peeta and Katniss talk longingly of winning the 74th Hunger Games and living in the Victor’s Village with their mentor, Haymitch:

Ah, that’ll be nice,” says Peeta, tightening his arms around me.”You and me and Haymitch. Very cozy. Picnics, birthdays. long winters around the campfire retelling old Hunger Games tales.”

“I told you he hates me!” I say, but I can’t help laughing at the image of Haymitch becoming my new pal.


FAQs

Who are all the tributes in the 74th Hunger Games?

The tributes in the 74th Hunger Games include Marvel and Glimmer from District 1, Cato and Clove from District 2, “Foxface” from District 5, Jason from District 6, Rue and Thresh from District 11, and Peeta and Katniss from District 12. The other tributes have not been named in the novel.

Who were the tributes in the 75th Hunger Games?

The tributes in the 75th Hunger Games include Gloss and Cashmere from District 1, Brutus and Enobaria from District 2, Beetee and Wiress from District 3, Finnick and Mags from District 4, the “Morphlings” from District 6, Blight and Johanna Mason from District 7, Woof and Cecilia from District 8, Chaff and Seeder from District 11, and Peeta and Katniss from District 12. The other tributes have not been named in the novel.

How do the Hunger Games tributes die?

Some tributes in the Hunger Games die of natural causes, while others are killed by the traps set by the Gamemakers. Most of them, however, end up killing each other.

How many tributes are there in the Hunger Games?

There are 24 tributes in the Hunger Games. Each district is asked to send one male and one female tribute every year.

Who is the strongest tribute in the Hunger Games?

Usually, the strongest tributes in the Hunger Games come from the Career Districts of 1, 2, and 4. For instance, Marvel and Glimmer from District 1, Cato and Clove from District 2 are all strong contenders. However, Katniss is also one of the strongest tributes because of her skill with the bow and her shrewd survival instincts.

Who does Katniss think is the smartest tribute?

Katniss thinks that the female tribute from District 5, whom she nicknamed “Foxface” is one of the smartest tributes. The only way she and Peeta were able to kill her is by inadvertently feeding her poisonous berries.

How many tributes were in the 75th Hunger Games?

As always, there were 24 tributes in the 75th Hunger Games. One male and one female tribute were sent from each of the 12 districts.

Who is the most fearsome tribute?

More often than not, the most fearsome tributes in the Hunger Games come from the Career Districts 1, 2, and 4. These tributes have the strongest instincts to kill. However, tributes with intelligence and shrewd survival skills such as Katniss and Haymitch are also fearsome.

Has anyone ever got a 12 in the Hunger Games?

Yes. Although getting a training score of 12 is very rare in the Hunger Games, both Katniss and Peeta received a score of 12 in the 75th Hunger Games. It is presumed that they were given these scores to put a target on their backs and ensure their deaths in the arena.

Who were the tributes in the 73rd Hunger Games?

The tributes in the 73rd Hunger Games included Marcus Porcius from District 1, two tributes from the Seam of District 12, and Wade Rankine, who was the Victor.

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