|Home||Victors' Village in District 3, District 13|
|Appearances||Catching Fire, Mockingjay|
|Portrayed by||Jeffrey Wright|
- "Thinking like your prey...that's where you find their vulnerabilities."
Beetee is the male tribute from District 3 who participated in the 75th Hunger Games, and was the victor of a previous, unspecified Hunger Games. Beetee is an expert with electronics and wiring. He is one of the 6 people who survived the 75th Hunger Games.
Beetee is a past victor of an unspecified Hunger Games. Because he was from District 3, it was assumed that he didn't have as much of a chance in the arena as the other tributes. He got electronic supplies from the Cornucopia and crafted an electronic trap which killed off all the remaining tributes bringing him victory.
Catching Fire Edit
Beetee was reaped again to participate in the 75th Hunger Games. In the Tribute Parade, he and Wiress wore electric bulb studded outfits, which Katniss noted that the District 3 stylists may have taken inspiration from Cinna and Portia's design the year before.
Before the Games began and Wiress became unhinged, she was shy and easily distracted, so Beetee almost always finished her sentences for her. Furthermore, Beetee was the only person who could really understand anything she said after the Games began, leaving her dependant upon him.
Beetee was given the nickname "Volts" by the other victors after he won by using his knowledge of electricity. Together with Wiress, they were called "Nuts and Volts" by Johanna Mason. He and Wiress gained Katniss' trust when they were training for the Games. Wiress and Beetee were two of the many tributes who were enlisteed by Haymitch to protect Katniss and Peeta in the arena, at every cost.
During his interview with Caesar Flickerman, Beetee questioned the legality of the Quell in his nervous, twitchy way and wondered if it'd been fully examined by experts. He, along with every other victor, held hands as a sign of solidarity and rebellion at the conclusion of the interviews.
His companion, Wiress, never left his side during the 75th Hunger Games.
In the Bloodbath, he was seen floating around the water with the flotation belt, trying, but struggling to keep above the water, and then it hits Katniss that the belts are flotation devices.
Beetee, along with Johanna, Blight, and Wiress, experienced the 'blood rain', one of the clocklike dangers of the arena. When they found Katniss, Peeta and Finnick, the trio was taken down to the beach to be cleaned up.. Wiress was killed by Gloss and was then propelled into the water with Beetee's wire when the beach spun. It was almost lost until Katniss saved it and gave it back to Beetee. He then explained his plan to kill off Enobaria and Brutus using the wire, and he sent out both Johanna and Katniss to run the wire through the jungle while Finnick and Beetee readied the fake tree and prepared to destroy the arena. Beetee was wounded by Enobaria, however, and as Finnick chased after her, Katniss came to Beetee's aid and completed his mission to destroy the arena.
Beetee, Finnick and Katniss were taken by Plutarch Heavensbee to safety in District 13, while Johanna, Peeta and Enobaria were all taken hostage by the Capitol. Through the work of the District 13 doctors Beetee managed to survive his injuries.
When Beetee recovered, he started working for District 13 making new weapons for the military and a new bow and arrow for Katniss to use as the Mockingjay. When Katniss and Gale arrived at the meadow built underground, Beetee was studying and observing hummingbirds and asked Katniss if she could shoot one down. Gale said that maybe the hummingbird could be trapped if not shot. Beetee then took them to the special military weapons room where he showed them the weapons he built for the rebels. Beetee allowed Gale to pick a weapon and he chose a bow and arrow. Beetee made Katniss a new bow explaining that President Coin wanted a weapon that was unique to Katniss, and that matched her Mockingjay outfit. Beetee did so, but improved upon that idea by making the bow interact biomechanically especially with Katniss. He also made a new and improved trident for Finnick.
Beetee continued to make weapons and hack into the Capitol's broadcasts to air the Rebels' propaganda propos. Beetee had Haymitch arrange to have Katniss shoot a propo so they could use it as a distraction tol during the rescue mission to free the victors being held in the Capitol. When Katniss visited Beetee and Gale, she was shocked to find that they were making weapons that could hurt innocent people in the process. Gale replied that they were playing by the same rule book President Snow used.
Beetee and Gale went to The Nut in District 2 to assist the Rebels and met Lyme. The group tried to come up with a plan to attack The Nut, which would give them control of District 2. Gale suggested that they blow up the inside of The Nut, which upset Katniss since it would kill the innocent as well as the District 2 Peacekeepers. Beetee supported the plan, calling it "brilliant," which only upset Katniss even more.
During the final battle of the war, a bomb Beetee and Gale presumeably made, killed Capitol children and Rebel medics, which included Prim, who died in Katniss' arms after the bombs went off the second time.
After the Rebels' victory, President Coin gathered the seven remaining victors and asked if they should have one final Hunger Games with children of the most powerful citiizens in the Capitol as final retribution for the tyranny of the Capitol's rule. Johanna, Enobaria, Haymitch and Katniss voted yes, while Peeta, Annie and Beetee voted no. It is assumed that Beetee eventually returned home to District 3.
Physical description Edit
Beetee is known to be older than Wiress, his district partner in the 75th Hunger Games, which suggests that he could have been her mentor in her first Hunger Games. His ability to complete her sentences indicate that they were good friends who shared similar lines of thought, maybe through years of mentoring together.
Beetee and Gale spent a lot of time working on weapons in District 13. It is assumed they got along well as they shared similar sanguine views on fighting and the war. It is believed, though not confirmed, that they helped design the bomb that President Coin used to kill the Capitol children and Primrose Everdeen.
Katniss Everdeen and Beetee were allies in the 75th Hunger Games. During training, Katniss and Beetee were shown to be getting along very well, so that Katniss decided she wanted to become allies with Beetee and Wiress. Johanna Mason and Blight, as Katniss' allies, and part of the Rebel plan to subvert the Games, helped Beetee and Wiress during the Games.
- ↑ Lucas Shaw (2012-09-07). Jeffrey Wright joins "Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2012-09-07.