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Foxface
Tribute D5 Female copy
Age 15 (film)
Occupation Tribute
Home District 5
Gender Female
Height 5'5"
Weapon Stealth (book, film, The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide), Knife (film)
Fate Deceased
Appearances The Hunger Games
Portrayed by Jacqueline Emerson
"And she's very clever, Peeta. Well, she was. Until you outfoxed her. "
Katniss Everdeen to Peeta Mellark on Foxface[src]
Foxface was the female tribute from District 5 in the 74th Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen nicknamed her "Foxface" because of her sly, fox-like appearance. Her real name is unknown, but is speculated.

The 74th Hunger Games

District 5 Tribute parade

The District 5 tributes in their Tribute Parade costumes.

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District 5 and 6 at the Tribute Parade.

Reaping

It is unknown whether Foxface was reaped into the Hunger Games, or volunteered as the female tribute from District 5 in the 74th Hunger Games. In the Tribute Parade, Foxface waved nervously to the audience from her chariot, while representing her district's main export (solar power) to the Capitol.

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Foxface during her interview with Caesar.

Training and Interview

During the training session, she tested her knowledge of plants in a matching test, and she was seen completing it fast. Foxface received a score of 5 during her private training session with the Gamemakers. During her interview with Caesar, Foxface was nervous and quiet, only having one line in the interview, which was “I will always analyze the situation and apply myself”. For her interview she wore a light blue strapless dress with a ruffled skirt. She answered her questions fast and short. Katniss described her as being "sly and elusive."

Cornucopia bloodbath

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Foxface and Katniss run into each other.

Like Peeta, Foxface ran away from the Cornucopia bloodbath when she entered the arena as she had no weapons or supplies to help her. In the film adaptation she was stationed to the right of Katniss and to the left of the District 7 male initial bloodbath, Katniss and Foxface run into and knock each other over. However, instead of fighting, the two of them scramble away, running off in different directions with scared expressions.

During the Games

Later on during the Games, she was spotted by Katniss at the Cornucopia near the Careers' camp. After skulking around to make sure she was unidentified by any of the other tributes, Foxface made a variety of movements, which Katniss describes as a dance sequence. Katniss soon discovers that the area was booby-trapped with land mines.

In the book, Foxface had a close encounter with death, as she landed wrong and squealed, but she instantly kept going.

Foxface demonstrated her cleverness by figuring out the path into the Careers' pyramid of useful supplies, then reached the bulk of supplies, takes a small, unnoticeable amount of supplies, and then runs back to the safety of the woods.

Katniss noticed a bag of apples hanging on the pyramid, which could well be some of the apples Foxface took from a burlap sack, and fired three arrows at it; the bag of apples ripped apart, fell, and set off the land mines. It caused a huge explosion after and destroyed all of the supplies. This resulted in the destruction of the Careers' supplies, and the District 3 male's death by Cato's hands. In the ruins of the explosion, Katniss saw Foxface laughing as she was able to find a knife blade and a metal pot. At first, she didn't understand why, but later came to the conclusion that with the Careers supplies destroyed, Foxface realizes that she might actually stand a chance of surviving. At one point, Katniss thought of the possibility of letting her into the alliance she had built with Rue, but quickly dismissed the idea due to the fact if she did, Katniss would only earn herself a knife in the back.

The feast

After several days in the arena, all the remaining tributes needed something desperately. Due to this, it is announced by Claudius Templesmith that there would be a feast. Foxface, as well as the other tributes, prepared herself for the upcoming event.

When the other tributes arrived at the feast, Foxface was already well hidden within the Cornucopia. When the table rose from the ground with the bags containing each of the tributes' items that they "desperately needed," Foxface didn't waste her time with battle; instead, she sprinted out, took her bag, and quickly evacuated the area. She was not attacked, as the other tributes feared confronting each other. Katniss was both impressed and angry that she had not come up with a plan so risky and devious. Katniss pulled out one of her arrows to shoot at Foxface, but let her grab her backpack and flee back into the woods. Foxface's green pack most likely contained food, as her strategy was to stay hidden and avoid any confrontation between any of the tributes.

Death

Foxface placed 4th in the Games. In the movie, Foxface died before Thresh did,
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Foxface after eating the nightlock berries.

making Foxface come in 5th. Katniss and Peeta find her body holding nightlock berries. She died after stealing and eating the berries that Peeta had collected. Katniss believed that if Peeta had known about the poison and was attempting to trick Foxface, she would have known not to eat them and could have won. However it is thought that she knew about the nightlock berries being poisonous and committed suicide, due to the scene in the training centre where she matches up and tests her knowledge of various plants and berries. When her body was then taken away by a hovercraft, Katniss mentioned that her body was emaciated, so she would've died sooner or later from her lack of food supplies.

Muttation

Foxface was one of the tributes who had their DNA used for wolfish muttations. Katniss noticed many mutts, as they had similar characteristics to their fallen tributes. In this case, Foxface was a small wolfish-muttation. She had large razor-sharp claws, fire-red fur and amber eyes, which were strikingly similar to those of Foxface. It is unknown if Foxface's mutt survived the attack at the Cornucopia.

Tactics

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Foxface's profile in The Hunger Games: Tribute Guide.

Foxface avoided confronting the other tributes and kept a reasonable distance between her and anyone else. She intelligently observed other tributes from afar, which allowed her to understand their plans. She took an unnoticeable amount of food from others without their knowledge, and was careful when she was in the Careers' camp, for she knew that it contained mines. She was clever enough to trace a path through the mines where she could step without being blown to pieces. She had no alliances with other tributes and kept completely to herself.

She also demonstrated the attribute of being wily, when she deciphers a path through the explosives to reach the Careers' pyramid of food and supplies, making sure to take enough to survive, but not so much that it would be noticed by the others when they arrived back at their camp. She was independent, always working alone and was sly, elusive, and probably untrustworthy.

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Foxface in the Training Center.

Another one of her clever ideas was demonstrated at the feast. Foxface hid in the Cornucopia, waiting for the others to come. She didn't waste time with a battle — she ran up, snatched her bag, and quickly evacuated the area. No one would follow her in fear of not getting their own bags, containing something they "desperately needed," taken away by another tribute. Katniss was also jealous of her plan, how strategic and risky it was, and how it trapped the other tributes.

Foxface was careful not to make enemies or even to make herself noticed. Remarkably, she managed to get through to the final four tributes without making a single kill, showing either her morals, luck, or her intelligence.

Physical description

Foxface was a sly and sneaky tribute. Foxface was smaller than most of the other tributes in the 74th Hunger Games, she weighs 115 pounds. In the book, Katniss describes Foxface as having amber eyes and sleek red hair. In the movie, however, her eyes are green.

Personality

Foxface proved to be one of the smartest, trickiest, and most clever tribute in the Games. She demonstrated this several times throughout the book by doing various things, such as stealing supplies from other tributes, letting herself to become a forgettable tribute in order to not draw attention to herself, and she could find things that others didn't look hard enough for.

Trivia

  • Foxface-DIP1

    Foxface's Tribute Identification Card.

    Foxface is often confused with the District 9 female because they are around the same size and both have red hair.
  • Jacqueline Emerson stated that she made up a little story in her mind for Foxface so it wouldn't bother her that Foxface never talked.
  • Foxface only had one line in the movie at the time of the interviews. She told Caesar Flickerman, "I find that if I can apply myself to the situation present, I will be able to figure it out."
    • In the Brazilian voiced version of the movie, Caesar Flickerman reponses to it calling her by the name Fynch, as he says "Muito obrigado, Fynch" (Thank you so much, Fynch).
    • In the Italian voiced version of the movie, Caesar Flickerman reponses to her calling her by the name Finch, as he says "Grazie mille, Finch" (Thank you so much, Finch).
  • In the Training Center, she is shown swiftly completing a computer matching test with no problem at all.
  • Although never mentioned in the book, she receives a training score of 5, either having no real skill that could be shown to the Gamemakers, or she was using a strategy similar to Johanna Mason's, which involved appearing mediocre and non-threatening to deceive other tributes.
  • Foxface is the only known tribute to receive a training score that is the same as their district's number in the 74th Hunger Games.
  • In the movie, Foxface wears two animal ear-like braids (that are also known as "fox ears") in the arena.
  • In the film, a scene was added where she and Katniss accidentally bump into each other while fleeing the Cornucopia. Terrified, both girls flee in opposite directions.
  • She never formed alliances so she had always worked alone.
  • Foxface was able to obtain a bag in the games at some point before Katniss destroyed the Careers' food supply.
  • In the movie, Foxface ran from the feast carrying her District 5 pack. But in the book, it is said that Katniss pulled out one of her arrows to try and shoot her, but Katniss let her go at ease.
  • Foxface was the last tribute to survive with a low training score. She later comes in 4th in the book and 5th in the movie.
  • Foxface was the last female tribute to die in the 74th Hunger Games.
  • Foxface is the only tribute from District 5 to have any sort of name mentioned.
  • It was stated that Katniss thought of forming an alliance with Foxface, but this never actually occurred.
  • Foxface is strongly connected with the number 5, in the following 5 ways: She's from District 5, she received a training score of 5, she placed 5th in the movie, is 5'5" in height, and is 15 years old.
The Hunger Games trilogy
Novels The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjay
Main Characters Katniss EverdeenPeeta MellarkGale HawthorneHaymitch AbernathyEffie Trinket
Supporting Characters Primrose EverdeenPresident SnowCinnaMrs. EverdeenMr. EverdeenPresident CoinClaudius TemplesmithMadge UnderseePaylorPlutarch HeavensbeeSeneca Crane
Other Tributes MarvelGlimmerCatoCloveFoxfaceThreshRueMaysilee DonnerTitusGlossCashmereLymeBrutusEnobariaBeetee LatierWiressFinnick OdairMagsAnnie CrestaMorphlingsBlightJohanna MasonWoofCeceliaChaffSeeder
Groups RebellionGamemakersPrep teamTributesVictors
Locations PanemThe CapitolDistrict 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13
Behind the Scenes Suzanne CollinsGary RossFrancis Lawrence
Films The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

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