The 76th Hunger Games were not an official Hunger Games, but the moniker name of a mission carried out by Squad 451. The name "76th Hunger Games" was coined by Katniss and Finnick, and later some of the other squad members came to refer it by this name as well.
Alternatively, the 76th Hunger Games was a final Hunger Games proposed by President Coin in Mockingjay, in lieu of executing all Capitol citizens. They were to be revenge for the suffering of the districts, and would have included only children from the Capitol directly related to those who held the most power. The proposal is voted on by the remaining victors, as directed by President Coin: Beetee, who says it would be a bad precedent; Peeta who remarks, "We can't have another Hunger Games... This is why we rebelled"; and Annie, who says Finnick would have too, voted no on the idea. Katniss votes "yes," saying it was for Prim; Enobaria, who says it was to "give them a taste of their own medicine"; Haymitch, who says "I'm with the Mockingjay"; and Johanna, who says it seems fair to her, voted yes. This was when Katniss realizes how similar she and Haymitch were. However, minutes later, Katniss assassinates President Coin when she was supposed to be executing President Snow, which prevents the proposal from being carried out.
"Tributes" (Squad 451)
- Boggs - District 13 (killed by blood loss due to an explosive pod)
- Jackson - District 13 (killed by mutts)
- Katniss - District 12
- Peeta - District 12
- Gale - District 12
- Finnick - District 4 (killed by mutts)
- Pollux - Capitol Avox
- Castor - Capitol (killed by mutts)
- Messalla - Capitol (killed by pod)
- Cressida - Capitol
- Leeg 1 - District 13 (killed by mutts)
- Leeg 2 - District 13 (killed by mislabeled pod that sent a dart through her head)
- Mitchell - District 13 (killed when Peeta pushed him on top of a pod)
- Homes - District 13 (killed by mutts)
After training starts, the Squad is assembled, and although Johanna was meant to be a part of the mission, she was put into shock after a relapse of her torture she experienced, and she was hospitalized and is deemed unfit to participate. The Squad of "tributes" was meant to travel through the Capitol and assassinate President Snow, while avoiding traps (pods) set up by the Gamemakers long ago. Leeg 2 is killed first when she activates a mislabeled pod and is covered in a wave of metal darts and replaced by Peeta in the "Games."
When they make it further into town, Boggs hits an explosive pod and loses his legs and this activates many pods along the way. Boggs dies after giving Katniss the command, his Holo, and a warning. Peeta goes berserk from the tracker jacker venom and sends Mitchell flying into a pod with a net made of barbed wire, which kills him. They go inside a closer house in the Capitol for a short while then Katniss and the group moves out and finds their way to another safe house where all the activated pods end. There the Squad finds out that the President believes that they are dead, and they use this to their advantage. They travel underground after rallying supplies, with Pollux leading them.
Katniss finally finds out that Snow knows they are alive when a group of lizard-like mutts chases them through the bowels of the Capitol. In the chase, Messalla accidentally activates a pod that takes hold of him and starts to melt his skin like candle wax, killing him. When escaping the mutts, the Meat Grinder pod activates, and Jackson and Leeg 1 stop there to hold off any mutts that can get through and both die in the process. The mutts catch up, and while Katniss, Cressida, Pollux, Gale, and Peeta carry on; Finnick, Homes and Castor lose their lives to the mutts.
Katniss, Cressida, Pollux, Peeta and Gale make it above ground and hide out in an ex-stylists' (Tigris) shop who remains loyal to the Squad until District 13 starts moving in on the Capitol, causing many of its residents to become homeless. Some homeless are forced in with Tigris shortly after the Squad splits up for their plan. Although the pods activate and the Rebels start massacring residents. In the process, Gale is taken hostage by the Capitol. Katniss is knocked out after bombs, from District 13's hover planes, are dropped on Capitol citizens and burn her slightly but kill Prim. This is later found out to be a direct order from President Coin.
Katniss, Gale, Peeta, Cressida, Tigris, and Pollux are released when Snow is apprehended, being the only survivors of the 76th Hunger Games.
- These would be Katniss and Peeta's third Games which both of them survived. While it is also Finnick's third Games, he died in the process.