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Glimmer was the female tribute from District 1 in the 74th Annual Hunger Games.

The 74th Hunger Games

Glimmer was the female tribute from District 1, although it is unknown if she volunteered or was reaped. During the parade, Glimmer, along with her district partner Marvel, were spray painted silver and wore tunics. In the film, they were dressed in fuschia outfits covered in shiny sequins and feathers, representing their district export, luxury goods.

District 1 Tribute parade

Glimmer and Marvel in their tribute parade costumes.


Glimmer in her interview with Caesar Flickerman

Glimmer's interview with Caesar went very well, as she did a great job and looked the part wearing a provocative see-through gold dress (Although in the movie it was a short, light-pink dress), and told Caesar that she, "was very prepared." Katniss described her as "sexy and lush", and that her mentor didn't have any trouble coming up with an angle for her. Katniss guessed that she would probably get many sponsors. Glimmer's tribute token was the only one of the Hunger Gamesto be confiscated. The gemstone of the ring she brought, when twisted, revealed a poisoned spike. She didn't get arrested because nobody could prove she had knowledge of the ring being a weapon, but her token was confiscated.

Glimmer was not to be underestimated. Being one of the Career Tributes, she had a good chance of survival and was ready to fight. In the

Cato, Marvel, and Glimmer taken back by Peeta's strength.

film portrayal, during her private session with the Gamemakers, Glimmer most likely showed the Gamemakers her archery skills (in the book, however, Katniss said that "it is immediately evident that she is incompetent with a bow"), and received a score of 9. At the Cornucopia, she snagged a beautiful silver bow and a quiver of arrows that Katniss wanted and helped pick off the remaining fighters not part of the Careers' Alliance. At the bloodbath, Glimmer was able to kill the female tributes from District's 6 and 10. The Careers discovered Peeta and allowed him in the pack so they could get to Katniss. During the first night, the Careers stumbled upon the District 8 female who Glimmer killed, assisted by Peeta and Cato. After the fire havoc, Glimmer and the other Career members were not as fast as before. Later, Glimmer along with the Career pack, found Katniss and chased her up a tree. When Cato decided to go up the tree Katniss was trapped in, Glimmer offered him her bow and arrows, but he refused as he
Cato glimmer

Cato and Glimmer attempt to attack Katniss while she's in a tree.

could do better with his sword. When Cato fell out of the tree, Glimmer decided to try, but she quickly realized that the branches wouldn't support her either. It was obvious that she wasn't familiar with the bow and arrows, as she didn't hold the arrows straight and had a hard time knocking the arrow to the bowstring. However, in the film, she seems to have much more experience with a bow and arrow. When she misses, Katniss teases her by grabbing the arrow and swinging it around to embarrass her for her lack of knowledge. Furious, Glimmer agrees with Peeta that the pack wait for Katniss to come down on her own, as she won't be able to get away without them knowing.


Glimmer was killed by tracker jackers that Katniss, who was originally informed of the nest by Rue, sent down on the Career Tributes by cutting off the branch that held it. Glimmer, Clove, Marvel, Cato, the District 4 girl (in book), and Peeta were camping at the bottom of the tree where Katniss was hiding. Shocked at the sudden attack, everyone but Glimmer and the girl from District 4 escaped to the lake. Cato tried to pull her out of the swarm, but Glimmer tripped and Cato loses his grip on her hand. Glimmer screamed hysterically for help, but no one came back for her. Because of her many stings, Glimmer soon collapsed, and began twitching and moaning from the tracker jacker hallucinations. Unfortunately for Glimmer, her death was not quick, and for several minutes after collapsing, her heart kept beating, and she fell into a coma.


Glimmer after tracker jacker's attack

When Katniss returns for the bow and arrows, she notes that she could not recognize her, as the venom had bloated her body grotesquely, and her plum-sized stings were oozing green pus and bursting. When she touched one of the pimple-like wounds on Glimmer's shoulder, it disintegrated in her hand. However, there is a chance that this did not happen as Katniss had been also experiencing hallucinations. Katniss shielded Glimmer's body from being taken away by the hovercraft and desperately tried to take the bow and arrows from her, breaking many of her mutated, petrified fingers with a stone to do so, and after finally getting her hand on Glimmer's shoulder blade, she pulls Glimmer onto her back to retrieve the quiver of arrows. In the film, there was no green pus, so this may mean that what Katniss saw in the book was a hallucination. Glimmer was placed 11th out of the 24 tributes.


Glimmer appeared once again towards the end of the Hunger Games to kill the remaining tributes as a mutt. She along with Marvel, Clove, Foxface, Rue, Thresh, and the other 15 unnamed tributes all appeared as muttations from the Capitol, which were a combination of the fallen tribute's DNA and a wolf. She was the first mutt Katniss recognized as each had an attribute of the fallen tribute. Glimmer's wolf form was lean with silky-blonde fur, shining emerald eyes which were unmistakably human-like, and the number "1" on its jeweled collar. The mutt's eyes tipped Katniss off that the muttations were the fallen tributes. Katniss killed Glimmer's mutt with an arrow through its throat when it tried to climb the Cornucopia.

Catching Fire

In Catching Fire, Katniss and Peeta go to District 1 for their victory tour and see Glimmer's family. Peeta takes up painting as a hobby, and one of the paintings is of Glimmer's mutt attacking.

Throughout the story Katniss has nightmares, sometimes involving Glimmer's bloated body after the tracker jacker attack and her mutt form.


Katniss described Glimmer to be tall, with emerald eyes and flowing blond hair. She was described as beautiful. Katniss described her interview dress as see-through gold and provocative. Katniss thought that even though Glimmer was smart, she was incompetent with a bow and arrow. She is described as being about 5' 7".

Glimmer showed little consideration in choosing her weapon at the Cornucopia. However, it is not known if the bow would have been her first choice as a weapon, or if she had taken any other weapon from the Cornucopia. As she was keeping guard of Katniss the night of her death, she fell victim to fatigue and passed out beside the base of the tree Katniss was trapped in. As a Career, it can be assumed she was a good fighter with something, possibly a weapon she was unable to acquire during the bloodbath. She was smart enough to know that if she tried to climb the tree after Cato's failed attempt, the branches would break and she would end up injuring herself.

Glimmer was a very intellegent tribute, using her looks to her advantage. She showed some capability with a bow and arrow, and was also showed to be good with a sword and knives, as she used the knives in the Bloodbath to kill the District 6 and 9 Females, and could have killed the District 8 Female with the sword.


It is unknown exactly how many people Glimmer killed. In the novel, Katniss never saw her kill anyone. In the film, it was shown that Glimmer injured the District 6 female (74th HG) by yanking her hair several times, and then killed the tribute by stabbing her with a knife. She killed the District 9 female (74th HG) inside the Cornucopia by stabbing her in the back. She is presumed to have killed the District 8 female (74th HG) using Cato's sword.

All the tributes she killed were females.


Glimmer had no known relationship in the book, other than being allied with the Careers. In the film adaptation, she and Cato seem to have a romantic interest in each other. They are often shown laughing and talking together. After killing tributes, they run around in the woods mocking and mimicking the voices of the tributes. Before Glimmer is killed by the venomous tracker jackers, she is shown sleeping on Cato's arm and hugging it. When the tracker jacker nest falls upon them Cato tries to pull her away from the swarm, but abandons her when the swarm becomes more enraged.


Tribute Glimmer
  • Glimmer has three different hairstyles in the movie, during the tribute parade and her interview she wore her hair down and curly. In the training center, her hair was tied into two fishtail braids, and in the arena she wore her hair in two curly braids.
  • In the movie she earns a 9 in training, suggesting that Glimmer is very talented even though she is tied with Marvel as the least talented career.
  • Katniss killed both tributes from District 1, Glimmer and Marvel.
  • In the book, Glimmer and Marvel are described as being spray painted silver, but in the movie, the District 1 tributes are wearing fuschia and pink feathery costumes.
  • Glimmer was part of a deleted scene in the Training Center, where the girl from District 3 is running onto the gauntlets when she suddenly falls off and splits her lip on the ground. Glimmer, Marvel, and Cato laugh while others take notice and concern, especially her district partner.
  • On Twitter, Kara Petersen (who portrays the District 6 female) confirmed that she was killed by Glimmer; she is seen being stabbed at the Cornucopia before Katniss falls with the backpack.
  • In the Gamemakers' eyes, she is the Career least likely to win with her odds being 7-1, while the other Careers are higher. She is tied with the District 7 female with 7-1 chance of winning. Clove was higher than them both, with a 5-1.
  • Glimmer only killed females.
  • In the Tribute Guide, she is the only career tribute to not have a weapon, even though it shows in the film that her favoured weapon is a bow and arrow.
  • In the movie Glimmer, is the first Career to die, since District 4 isn't considered a Career District.
  • In the movie, the Odds Board says Glimmer weighs 130 lbs.

Film portrayal

Leven Rambin played Glimmer in the film adaption of The Hunger Games.

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
Tributes MarvelGlimmerCatoCloveFoxfaceThreshRueMaysilee DonnerTitus
Past Victors GlossCashmereLymeBrutusEnobariaBeetee 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 GamesCatching FireMockingjay - Part 1Mockingjay - Part 2

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