Mockingjay

Katniss Everdeen

A strong, resourceful, and principled young woman who is the protagonist of Mockingjay and the other books of the Hunger Games Trilogy. In this novel, Katniss Everdeen struggles with her role as the Mockingjay—the… (read full character analysis)

Peeta Mellark

Peeta Mellark, a handsome, charismatic victor in the Hunger Games, faces more than one kind of torture in Mockingjay. To begin with, he is apprehended by the government and tortured, based on the… (read full character analysis)

Gale Hawthorne

A friend of Katniss Everdeen and a fellow resident of District 12, Gale undergoes arguably the most shocking transformation in Mockingjay. Though he’s known Katniss for her entire life, he displays subtle signs of… (read full character analysis)

Haymitch Abernathy

The former champion of the Hunger Games, a member of the rebel alliance, and Peeta and Katniss’s mentor, Haymitch is a crafty, intelligent, and often deeply cynical man. He blames Katniss for abandoning Peeta… (read full character analysis)

President Alma Coin

The leader of District 13, President Alma Coin cooperates closely with Katniss Everdeen for most of the novel and Katniss seems to trust Coin based on the idea of “the enemy of my enemy is… (read full character analysis)
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President Coriolanus Snow

The tyrannical leader of the government of Panem, President Coriolanus Snow appears in only a few chapters of Mockingjay. Nevertheless, his influence can be felt on every page of the novel: it is he… (read full character analysis)

Plutarch Heavensbee

Plutarch Heavensbee is a double agent who seemed to be working for the government headed by President Coriolanus Snow, but in actuality is loyal to the rebels. A former resident of the Capitol of… (read full character analysis)

Effie Trinket

An employee of the Capitol, the superficial but sympathetic woman Effie Trinket was Katniss Everdeen’s personal escort during both the Hunger Games and the subsequent Victory Tour. She’s seen toward the end of Mockingjay(read full character analysis)

Finnick Odair

A young, beautiful, and intelligent champion of the Hunger Games, who competed in the 75th Hunger Games alongside Katniss. Finnick Odair is a rebel who gladly films propaganda and participates in dangerous rebel missions… (read full character analysis)

Primrose (Prim) Everdeen

Katniss’s beloved younger sister, the person for whom she risked her life by entering the Hunger Games before the events of Catching Fire. Katniss spends time with Primrose (Prim) in a bomb shelter… (read full character analysis)

Johanna Mason

A young, intelligent champion of the Hunger Games, Johanna was arrested by the government after failing to escape from the Hunger Games arena at the end of Catching Fire. After the rebels free her… (read full character analysis)

Beetee

A brilliant rebel and former Hunger Games competitor, Beetee uses his scientific training to design various deadly weapons for the rebel alliance, including flaming arrows and double bombs. While Katniss doesn’t get much insight… (read full character analysis)

Cressida

The head of the TV crew that’s assigned to film Katniss’s propaganda videos. Cressida is a talented director with a keen eye for useful footage. Her desire to film Katniss in action is so… (read full character analysis)

Tigris

A resident of the Capitol who is sympathetic to the rebel cause, Tigris used to be a designer for the Hunger Games. However, she was banned from the profession because she received too many surgeries—now… (read full character analysis)

Delly

A young woman from District 12 who manages to escape and make it to District 13. She is very positive and kind, and serves an important role in helping Peeta to recover from the torture… (read full character analysis)
Minor Characters
Greasy Sae
A resident of District 12 who moves to District 13 after the government bombs District 12.
Venia
One of the attendants charged by the government with dressing and prepping Katniss for her public appearances, both during the Hunger Games and during her subsequent Victory Tour. After being brought to District 13 to take care of Katniss, Venia is imprisoned and starved for stealing bread.
Octavia
One of the attendants charged by the government with dressing and prepping Katniss for her public appearances, both during the Hunger Games and during her subsequent Victory Tour. After being brought to District 13 to take care of Katniss, Octavia is imprisoned and starved for stealing bread.
Flavius
One of the attendants charged by the government with dressing and prepping Katniss for her public appearances, both during the Hunger Games and during her subsequent Victory Tour. After being brought to District 13 to take care of Katniss, Flavius is imprisoned and starved for stealing bread.
Cinna
Katniss’s stylist and friend. While Cinna never speaks in Mockingjay, and is mentioned only a handful of times, he sends Katniss’s old prep team to District 13 to attend to her needs.
Caesar Flickerman
The vain, superficial TV personality tasked with interviewing the contestants in the Hunger Games, Caesar Flickerman is a political puppet. In Mockingjay, he’s seen interviewing Peeta about his opinions on the rebel alliance, essentially prompting Peeta to spout government propaganda.
Enobaria
A former Hunger Games competitor and rebel who is arrested by the government. Enobaria survives the war between the rebels and the government, and ultimately votes for one final Hunger Games competition between the children of the rebels’ enemies.
Annie Cresta
A mentally unstable woman, beloved of Finnick Odair, Annie Cresta is kidnaped by the government in the hopes of weakening Finnick by filling him with despair. The rebels later free Annie from prison, and she marries Finnick shortly before his death.
Katniss’s mother
Katniss’s mother appears in Mockingjay only briefly, but it’s shown that she’s been very useful to the rebel cause as a nurse and a healer.
Messalla
Cressida’s assistant.
Commander Paylor
A strong, clear-headed rebel leader in District 8 who ultimately ascends to become president of Panem after the rebels defeat President Coriolanus Snow, and after Katniss kills President Alma Coin.
Boggs
A rebel soldier and Coin’s assistant. Boggs is a principled man who is protective of Katniss and is less bloodthirsty than many of the other rebels.
Jackson
A rebel soldier who is second in command to Boggs during the mission to the Capitol.
Pollux
A member of Cressida’s TV crew.
Soldier York
The rebel soldier who trains Katniss for her mission to the Capitol.
Fulvia Cardew
Plutarch Heavensbee’s assistant, and an important part of the team responsible for producing Katniss’s propaganda footage.