|President Alma Coin|
|Occupation||President of District 13, co-leader of rebel forces|
- "I told you we should have rescued the boy first."
- ―President Alma Coin about Peeta[src]
Though she and Katniss were on the same side, Katniss strongly disliked President Coin because of her ruthlessness and hunger for power and absolute control. Despite her affiliation with the rebellion, she seemed even more ruthless than President Snow, since Katniss believed his explanations, but not Coin's. Coin was willing to let Katniss die once she had fulfilled her duties as the Mockingjay, since she saw the girl as a possible threat to her power. Katniss believed her death would incite the rebel force to further Coin's victory. Coin's lust for power was such that she killed Capitol children and her own Medical Corps—with Primrose Everdeen amongst their ranks — to undermine Snow.
She was also very manipulative. According to President Snow, Coin's plan all along was to let the Capitol and the other districts destroy one another, and then step in to take power with District 13 intact.
President Coin is described as being about 50 years old. She has grey hair that falls in an unbroken sheet to her shoulders, her eyes were a pale grey, described by Katniss as being like "slush that you wish would melt away". Coin was described as plain, with eyes that could burn straight through you.
During the execution of President Snow, Katniss remembered the conversation she had with Snow and realized President Coin was behind Prim's death. So instead of shooting Snow, she turned her single arrow from Snow to President Coin and shot Coin instead (partly to avenge Prim's death). President Coin fell off the balcony as the people looked on in fear and horror. It is possible that she didn't die from the arrow but from the fall itself. This resulted in Katniss being taken away and declared mentally unstable.