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 and Cashmere 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 pair 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 were 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 Hunger Games, a Victory Tour is held to keep the 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. Just before the Third Quarter Quell, 59 victors were still alive. By the end of the second rebellion, only seven victors are known to still be 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 the rebellion.
|Victor||District||Fate||Date of the Games||Age||Strategy|
|Mags||4||Deceased||9th||80||Ability to make fishhooks out of anything. She also lived off of non-poisonous nuts.|
|Woof||8||Deceased||17th||75||Fashioned a makeshift weapon with poison-laced barbs. Killed a few in bloodbath, including two Careers, and remained hidden for remainder of games.|
|Were very skilled with camouflage. Remained hidden until everyone had died.|
|Seeder||11||Deceased||33rd||60||Able to go without food for longer than the other tributes.|
|Beetee||3||Alive||35th||55||Won using electric traps to fry the other Tributes.|
|Wiress||3||Deceased||38th||51||Unknown, possibly using electricity or observations.|
|District 5 male||5||Deceased||41st||50||Unknown|
|Chaff||11||Deceased||45th||46||Recruited to Careers because of size and strength. Turned on them towards end.|
|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.|
|District 5 female||5||Deceased||Unknown||Unknown||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|
|Blight||7||Deceased||Unknown||Unknown||Highly proficient with an axe. He and alliance partner killed remaining careers. Then turned on alliance partner.|
|Cecelia||8||Deceased||58th||About 30||Fast runner. Remained hidden for majority of the games, and lured careers to makeshift trap that contained venemous snakes.|
|2||Alive||62nd||30||Used brutality, hand to hand combat, and her own teeth to her advantage (ripped other tributes' throats out).|
|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.|
|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||71st||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.|