Victors are tributes who have won previous Hunger Games. Because of this, they receive income from the Capitol for life, are given a special status in their districts, and are allowed to live in the part of their district called the Victors' Village with their families. In return, victors must act as mentors to subsequent tributes from their district in future Games. They line up sponsors, control the flow of gifts, and have a say in the tactics that the tribute uses. They must not mistreat their tributes. If a victor is considered highly desirable, they may be forced to become a pawn in Capitol politics, as was the case with Finnick Odair, who was used as a sexual bargaining chip by President Coriolanus Snow.
Many victors turn to alcohol or drugs after they have won their Games. Some examples can be seen with Haymitch Abernathy and his heavy drinking, and the morphlings from District 6 with their addiction to morphling. They do this because of the traumatic experiences and memories of the Games. Also, because the chances of winning tend to be skewed in favor of the Career Tributes, victors from poorer districts have to watch the tributes who they have personally trained as mentors die.
In the 75th Hunger Games, past victors are forced to compete in the Games "as a reminder to the rebels that even the strongest among them cannot overcome the power of the Capitol." This was difficult for them because, as fellow mentors, many of the victors knew each other well.
The Victory TourEdit
Six months after the Games, a Victory Tour is held to keep memory of the Games fresh in everyone's mind. They start off in the highest numbered district and count down, skipping the victor's district and saving it for last. In each District, they give a speech and attend a dinner. The Capitol throws a huge feast for the victor's district where all the residents attend.
There have been 75 victors throughout the history of the Hunger Games. By the end of the Second Rebellion, only seven victors are still alive. They are Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Johanna Mason, Beetee, Haymitch Abernathy, Annie Cresta, and Enobaria. Sixteen died of natural causes, 18 died in the 75th Hunger Games, and the other 34 died during the victors' purge and rebellion.
|Victor||District||Fate||Date of the Games||Age||Strategy|
|Mags||4||Deceased||Unknown (7th-13th)||80's||Ability to make fishhooks out of anything. She also lived off of non-poisonous nuts.|
|Woof||8||Deceased||Unknown (12th-18th)||Unknown (Estimated Mid 70's)||Unknown.|
|Seeder||11||Deceased||Unknown (27th-33rd)||About 60||Hunger (able to go without food for longer periods of time, resulting in the other tributes slowly starving to death).|
|Beetee||3||Alive||Unknown (32nd-38th)||50's - 60's||Won using electric traps to fry the other Tributes.|
|Haymitch Abernathy||12||Alive||50th||40 HG
|Used a force field to kill opponent with their own axe in the final showdown, and through an alliance with Maysilee Donner.|
|Morphlings||6||Deceased||Unknown (22nd-28th)||60's||Were very skilled with camouflage.|
|Chaff||11||Deceased||45th||Mid 40's||Unknown, lost one of his arms in the process.|
|Lyme||2||Deceased||Unknown||Middle Aged||Was a Career.|
|District 5 female||5||Deceased||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|District 5 male||5||Deceased||Unknown (37th-43th)||About 50||Unknown|
|District 9 male||9||Deceased||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|District 9 female||9||Deceased||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|District 10 male||10||Deceased||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|District 10 female||10||Deceased||Unknown||Unknown||Unknown|
|Brutus||2||Deceased||Unknown (38th-44th)||Mid 40's||Was a Career.|
|Wiress||3||Deceased||Unknown (48th-49th or 51-54th)||Early 40's||Unknown, possibly using electricity or observations.|
|Cecelia||8||Deceased||Unknown (57th-61st or 63rd-64th)||About 30||Was proficient in hand-to-hand combat|
|2||Alive||62nd||30||Used brutality, hand to hand combat, and her own teeth to her advantage (ripped other tributes' throats out).|
|Cashmere||1||Deceased||Unknown (57th-61st or 63rd-64th, consecutive with Gloss)||Late 20's||Was a Career.|
|Gloss||1||Deceased||Unknown (57th-61st or 63rd-64th, consecutive with Cashmere)||
|Was a Career.|
|Was a Career; he got a lot of sponsors and was given the gift of a trident in the arena. Would use nets to catch other tributes and finish them off later, using his trident.|
Early 20's (20-22)
|Allied with district partner and careers, left the careers when district partner died. Was the best swimmer during a flood in the arena.|
|Johanna Mason||7||Alive||Unknown (most likely 67th 71st or 72nd)||Early 20's||Acted weak to divert attention; when a handful of players were left, she then killed viciously.|
|Bow and arrow skills, used suicide threat to force the Gamemakers to let her and Peeta both win.|
|Camouflage skills and strength, went with the Careers, used suicide threat to force the Gamemakers to let him and Katniss both win.|