|District 3 male|
|Weapon|| Mines (book and film)|
Throwing Axe (film)
|Appearances||The Hunger Games|
|Portrayed by||Ian Nelson|
The District 3 male was a tribute from District 3 who participated in the 74th Hunger Games. As he was from District 3, he was skilled in technology, specifically explosives, a trait often associated with tributes from his district.
74th Hunger GamesEdit
In the film, the District 3 tributes wore silver costumes and silver headresses to represent the workings of electronic devices during the Tribute Parade. In the tribute parade he is the only tribute who doesn't greet the Capitol's people.
The District 3 male was first seen in the Training Center working with the District 9 male to create a fire, and quickly backed away when the fire ignited. He also showed concern when his district partner was injured in training, but laughed reluctantly when Glimmer elbowed him, probably to make the Careers like him. His odds of winning were initially 20-1 after training, and later 22-1. He was the only tribute to have his odds go down instead of improving.
The District 3 male survived the initial Cornucopia Bloodbath. He stationed the left of Glimmer. After arriving at the cornucopia, he grasps on Marvel’s axe. When he refused to let go, Marvel shoves his heavy backpack into his face, which causes him to fall to the ground. He is then later seen fighting the District 7 female over a backpack, while Thresh is running out of the Cornucopia. He somehow managed to survive and escape into the forest.
As shown in The Hunger Games film, at the time of the wild fire, The District 3 Male was outside the northern part of the Cornucopia. By day eight, he had joined the career pack and booby-trapped the area right around the Cornucopia with land mines he had dug up and then re-armed, which Katniss said in the book that he probably knew due to the fact that he was from District 3 which produces technology. Katniss Everdeen discovered the minefield after observing Foxface steal supplies from the Careers, while Rue distracted the other careers with several fires. In the film, he was left behind to guard. In the novel, the Careers told him to come with them to look for Rue.While Marvel, Clove, and Cato were hunting for Rue, Foxface stole supplies from the Careers, jumping around the mines in what Katniss described as a sort of "dance". As Foxface ran away behind the District 3 male, he looked around to see who was there and followed Foxface into the woods to take her down. Katniss blew up the Careers supplies by shooting a suspended bag of apples with her arrows when he left, which in turn set off the mines he planted, destroying everything. After the explosion, the District 3 male came back and saw the blown-up supplies. When the Careers returned, Cato confronted the District 3 male and took the only way of protection he had (a spear) and in a fit of rage he snapped his neck, as Katniss watched on from behind nearby bushes. He placed 9th out of 24.
After his death, the District 3 male, like the twenty other fallen tributes, probably had his DNA mixed with that of a wolf, to form a muttation which had similar characteristics as the deceased tributes. It is unknown if his mutt survived the final battle.
- In the film it is shown that he weighs 120 pounds, same as his district partner. He is 14 years old in the film.
- When all the tributes are standing on their platforms, he is seen standing next to his district partner.
- In the bloodbath he fights with Marvel for an axe and the District 7 female for a backpack and for a spear.
- He was the highest placing unnamed tribute, not including Foxface as she had a nickname.
- In the Tribute Guide, his height is said to be 4'8, but when he is seen fighting with the District 7 female, he is taller; his actual height is 5'7.
- By closely observing the trailer of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" it can be noted that while visiting District 3 on Katniss' and Peeta's victory tour that only a woman is standing on the pedestal, preserved for the family members of a death tribute. The woman could possibly be his mother, meaning the tribute doesn't have a father or siblings.
- He survived for 8 days in the book and for 6 days in the film.
- He had the lowest odds of all the cornucopia survivors excluding Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
- In the novels, he, Beetee and Wiress were all described by Katniss to have ashen skin. This was probably a characteristic of the District 3 people