After months of preparation and anticipation, the time has come again for the Hunger Games to commence. In the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012’s tale of a dystopian future and its sadistic form of entertainment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has District 12 heroes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark back in the arena for an even more brutal showdown.

After Katniss and Peeta make history by winning their Hunger Games together, President Snow drags them around Panem on a Victory Tour, touting their bravery and inspiring love story. It’s not all glitz and glam, however, when the duo is forced to compete yet again in the Quarter Quell, another Hunger Games competition that pits past winners against each other in a high-stakes battle to the death.

While it seems like nothing could be more intense than the competition shown in the first film, every tribute this time around is the best of the best – and Katniss and Peeta need to watch their backs even more. Let’s take a look at the talented tributes of Catching Fire.


Cashmere and Gloss – District 1

It’s a terrible shame for any tributes who decide not to take beautiful blonde Cashmere seriously; the competitor and sister to fellow tribute Gloss is one of the strongest in the games after being forced to compete in an unspecified games. Cold and arrogant, Cashmere has a reason to hate Katniss – she killed two tributes that she mentored during last year’s games. Gloss is just as revered as his sister for being forced into the games the very next year after his sister and also surviving, making them Capitol celebrities almost on the level of Katniss and Peeta. While a skilled killer, his sister might be the one calling the shots in their relationship.

Brutus and Enobaria – District 2

Enobaria volunteered to participate in her Hunger Games as a Career Tribute. She quickly gained notoriety as the victor of the 62nd games by ripping out another tribute’s throat with her teeth, and never let anyone forget her accomplishment; she had her teeth cosmetically sharpened and inlaid with gold to create gruesome, deadly fangs that represented her victory. She became a mentor in her district along with the other winners from past games. It’s not clear which games Brutus won, but it’s certain that his enormous skills acquired as a Career Tribute made him a deadly threat in the arena. His brutality and strength are befitting of his name.

Beetee  and Wiress – District 3

Because they hail from District 3, it was believed that both Beetee and Wiress could not win either of their games. Beetee managed to outsmart the other tributes in his competition by creating an electronic trap made from supplies gifted from the cornucopia, and electrocuting his opponents. Crafty and loyal, he’s fiercely protective of Wiress, who may or may not be his mentee. Wiress is a woman of great knowledge, but by the time the Quarter Quell rolls around, her mental deficits are shot; she relies on Beetee and Katniss’ kindness and patience to be understood. And luckily they are willing to be kind – those who aren’t miss out on valuable game insights.

Finnick and Mags – District 4

Finnick is known as much for his startling attractiveness as he is for his skills with a trident. Popular among sponsors and in the Capitol for his handsomeness and charms, Finnick is able to use their lust to his advantage during the games to get supplies. His weapons of choice are a net and trident; he uses the net to entangle the unfortunate opponents who get caught in his snare, and then finish them off with his spear. He was reaped into his first Hunger Games at the age of 14 and became a mentor after surviving. Mags is an elderly woman who has taken her mentee Finnick under her wing. When she sees that his love Annie has been reaped for the Quarter Quell, she volunteers in her place so that she may survive, even though she realizes she has very little chance of surviving herself. A member of the fishing district, she’s able to craft fish hooks out of virtually anything.

Johanna – District 7

Johanna is ruthless and diabolical, a mastermind at fooling others into thinking she’s just another girl to ignore in the game. In her first Hunger Games, she pretended to be weak and sickly, crying out of (fake) hunger and distress. While her competitors discounted her, she used her wit and penchant for axe-swinging (District 7 is the lumber district) to win the games. The snarky and somewhat comfortable murderer is ready to do battle in the Quarter Quell because it is implied that President Snow has killed all of her loved ones.