- "Thinking like your prey...that's where you find their vulnerablilities."
|Appearances||Catching Fire, Mockingjay|
|Mentioned||Catching Fire, Mockingjay|
Beetee was the male tribute from District 3 in the 75th Hunger Games, as well as in a previous Games. Beetee is an expert with electronics and wiring. He was one of the few people to survive the 75th Hunger Games.
Beetee is a past victor of an unspecified Hunger Games. Because he was from District 3, he didn't seem to have much of a chance in the arena as all the other Tributes, but he got some electronic supplies from the Cornucopia and crafted an electronic trap which killed off all the remaining tributes and granted his victory.
Beetee was reaped again to participate in the 75th Hunger Games. His companion, Wiress, never left his side during the 75th Games. Before the Games began and Wiress came unhinged, she was shy and easily distracted, so Beetee almost always finished the sentences that she began. Furthermore, Beetee was the only person who could really understand anything she said after the Games began and she went insane, leaving her extra reliant on him.
Beetee was given the nickname "Volts" by other victors of the years after his victory and his knowledge about manipulating electricity. Together with Wiress, they are called "Nuts and Volts." He and Wiress got the trust of Katniss when training prior to the games. Wiress and Beetee were two of the many Tributes who were called upon by Haymitch to protect Katniss and Peeta no matter what in the arena, but they were also meant to be protected as a means to stop the Games forever.
In the Chariot rides, he and his district partner, Wiress wore electric bulb studded outfits.
During his interview with Caesar Flickerman, Beetee questions the legality of the Quell in his nervous, twitchy way and wonders if it's been fully examined by experts. He, along with every other victor, hold hands as a sign of rebellion after the interviews.
Beetee, along with Johanna and Wiress, experienced 'blood rain', one of the dangers of the clock shaped arena. When they found Katniss, Peeta and Finnick, Wiress and Beetee were cleaned up and the six tributes made their way to the Cornucopia as it was the safest place at the time. Wiress was killed by Gloss and was then propelled into the water with Beetee's wire. It was almost lost to the Gamemakers until Katniss saved it and gave it back to Beetee. Beetee then explained his plan to kill off Enobaria and Brutus using the wire, and he sent out 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 while Finnick chased after her, Katniss came to Beetee's aid and completed his mission to destroy the arena.
Beetee, Finnick and Katniss were all taken by Plutarch to safety in District 13, though Johanna, Peeta and Enobaria were all taken hostage by the Capitol. Their wounds were tended to and 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 arrive at the meadow built underground, Beetee is studying and observing hummingbirds and questions if Katniss can shoot down the bird. Gale says that maybe they can trick it with a trap. Beetee takes them to the special military weapons room where he shows them the weapons he built for the rebels. Beetee allows Gale to pick a weapon and he chooses a bow and arrow. Beetee leaves to get Katniss a new bow and arrow and explains that President Coin wanted a bow and arrow that were normal but matched her mockingjay outfit, though he let his imagination build the inside special for her. He also makes a new and improved trident for Finnick, which Katniss forgets to tell him about. When informed and asked to put some pants on before visiting Beetee, Finnick responds by ripping his hospital gown off of his body, making a ridiculous pose, and saying, "Why? Do you find this distracting?"
Beetee continues to make weapons and hack into the Capitol and air propaganda. Beetee tells Haymitch to have Katniss shoot a propaganda so they can use it as a distraction for the Capitol during the rescue mission. When Katniss goes to visit Beetee and Gale she is shocked they are making weapons that can hurt innocent people in the process. Gale replies that they are playing by the same rule book Snow used.
Beetee and Gale go to The Nut in District 2 to assist the group and meet Lyme. The group tries to come up with a plan to attack The Nut, which would give them control of District 2. Gale suggests that they blow up the inside of The Nut, which upsets Katniss because it would kill innocent people. Beetee supports the plan and thinks it is brilliant, which only upsets Katniss more. Later after Finnick and Annie's wedding, Beetee and Gale meet with Katniss, Johanna, Delly, Finnick, Annie and later Peeta at lunch.
During the final battle of the war, a bomb Beetee and Gale might have made killed Capitol children and later rebel medics, which included Prim. Before President Snow, President Alma Coin gathers the seven remaining victors that survived and asks if they would like one final Hunger Games with children of the most powerful members in the Capitol. Johanna, Enobaria, Haymitch and Katniss vote yes while Peeta, Annie and Beetee vote no. Beetee watches Katniss about to kill Snow but instead kills Coin. It is assumed Beetee returned home in District 3.
Beetee is known to be older than his district partner in the 75th Hunger Games, which suggests that he could have been her mentor in her first Games. His ability to complete her sentences indicate that they were good friends who shared similar lines of thought.