|Portrayed by||Bruno Gunn|
- "Brutus, a volunteer from District 2, who must be at least forty and apparently can't wait to get back to the arena."
- ―Katniss watching Brutus' reaping[src]
Brutus was named seemingly perfectly as it mirrors his brutality and strength. He is believed to be very skilled as Haymitch was surprised that even he wanted to team up with Katniss after seeing her skills with a bow. When Brutus came of age, he volunteered to take part in an unknown Hunger Games. He was a Career Tribute, part of the main pack, and won his Games fairly close to the time fellow District 2 Tribute, Lyme, won hers. Both Lyme and Brutus became mentors for later Tributes, possibly including Enobaria.
The 3rd Quarter QuellEdit
When the time came for the third Quarter Quell, the victors were the chosen Tributes once again to show that even they do not have power over the Capitol. Brutus happily volunteered to partake in the 75th Hunger Games, saying he couldn't wait to get back into the arena, along with fellow Victor, Enobaria.
During training, Brutus and Peeta got on each other's good side, and when Brutus saw Katniss' skill with a bow and arrow along with her combined strength and tactile knowledge, Brutus expressed interest in an alliance with the two to Haymitch. Katniss turned down his offer and told Haymitch that they should go into the arena without any allies.
During the interviews with each of the tributes, Brutus reluctantly joined hands with the other Victors as a chain symbolizing their strength.
Inside the arena, Brutus, along with Enobaria, Cashmere and Gloss, approached the Cornucopia, where he had shown a unique way of dodging Katniss' arrows with his belt. However, he, along with the other Careers, were driven off by Katniss and Finnick who got there before the Careers. While Katniss and Finnick left with Mags and Peeta, Brutus and the other Careers stayed and helped massacre the competition, chasing off Johanna, Blight, Wiress and Beetee after Enobaria stabbed Beetee in the back with a knife. At the end of the bloodbath, there were 8 victors killed overall, no doubt some were killed by Brutus.
Together, Brutus, Enobaria, Cashmere and Gloss followed the Rebel Alliance's Tributes in the arena (those left being Wiress, Beetee, Mags, Finnick, the Female Morphling, Johanna, Blight, Chaff, Katniss and Peeta). Over time, the alliance began to shrink with the deaths of Mags, the Female Morphling, and Blight, and the remaining members (minus Chaff who was off on his own) traveled back to the Cornucopia to retrieve any weapons they needed that had been left behind. Gloss killed Wiress and he and Cashmere died shortly after that, leaving Brutus with Enobaria, who attacked, injuring Peeta and Finnick before retreating.
Back in the jungle, the alliance soon learned that, with the death of the District 10 male, the Games were now down to them, Chaff, Enobaria and Brutus. Beetee set up a plan to electrocute the water and cut off Brutus and Enobaria's resources. He sent Katniss and Johanna to run the line across the jungle, pursued by Brutus and Enobaria.
Johanna stops and cuts out Katniss' tracking device to make it appear that Katniss is dead, then leads Brutus and Enobaria away from her. In the chaos that followed, Enobaria stabs Beetee, yet again, but doesn't manage to kill him as Finnick chases her away. Brutus runs into Peeta who had recently met up with Chaff. In the battle that follows, Chaff is killed by Brutus, and Peeta, in a fit of rage, kills Brutus only seconds later (revealed by Peeta in Mockingjay.) Brutus placed 7th out of 24 and was the last tribute to die. Shortly after his death, Katniss destroyed the arena and ended the Games, leaving six surviving Tributes.
- Brutus was the last tribute to die in the 75th Hunger Games. This makes him the last tribute in any Hunger Games to die.
- In the 74th and 75th Hunger Games, both District 2 males (Cato and Brutus) were the last to die.
- Brutus' last kill was the District 11 male (Chaff), and so was Cato's (Thresh).
- Both male volunteers from District 2 in the 74th and 75th Hunger Games were killed by volunteers from District 12. Cato was killed by Katniss, and Brutus was killed by Peeta.