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Woof was the District 8 male tribute who participated in the 75th Hunger Games, as well as the victor of the 17th Hunger Games. He was a mentor for District 8 tributes who competed after him even though he is said to be senile due to his old age. He was also the second oldest tribute to participate in the 75th Hunger Games, behind Mags.
75th Hunger Games
TrainingDuring training, Woof stayed close to Cecelia and early on, the pair invited Katniss to join them at the edible bug station. It seemed to Katniss that Woof was oblivious to what was happening, as he kept trying to eat poisonous bugs rather than safer ones. Katniss thought he was hard of hearing thus she decided he would be a bad choice for an ally.
Woof joined hands with the other twenty-three tributes as a sign of rebellion in the interviews.
After the Games, Katniss found out that Woof was part of a secret alliance to keep her alive, along with 11 other victors.
Woof was described by Katniss as being old, much like Seeder and Mags, who was hard of hearing and had started to lose his ability to focus. He was generally not seen as a threat, and was killed quite fast.
- In the film, neither Woof nor Cecelia are seen during the Fallen broadcast on the first night of the Games, as their faces are replaced by the saddened expressions of Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, and Mags' towards the deceased.
- A woof is the sound a dog makes, and dogs typically stand by their owners. This parallels his behavior: always at Cecelia's side. Woof also refers to the threads that run crosswise in a woven fabric. This name meaning makes sense as Woof hails from District 8 which produces textiles.
- Since Woof is in his 70s, he possibly won the 16th-21st Hunger Games.