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Katniss and Rue form an alliance.

Alliances are an important aspect of The Hunger Games, as tributes ensure their survival by having allies watch their back in the arena. Allies usually share food and weapons and help each other stay alive. Tributes that are unlikely to receive sponsors and have no food have to depend on allies to help them. Alliances generally break apart near the end of the Games so the members are not forced to kill each other after. A common alliance in the Games is the one between the Career Tributes of Districts 1, 2 and 4 (in The Hunger Games film, it is only Districts 1 and 2 who form the Career alliance) who work together to take down every other tributes until their alliance is all that remains, and then they rip each other apart, much to the pleasure of the Capitol.

Alliances are most often formed between tributes that are from the same district.

Known alliances

10th Hunger Games

Coriolanus Snow is surprised when he learns about the alliance between the tributes from District 12, suggesting that alliances weren't formed in prior Games. This could possibly be a result of the tributes spending time together before the Games, as in previous years, the tributes were immediately transported from the reaping to the arena. The new nature of the Capitol Arena also provides new opportunities for alliances, as the landscape of the arena is reshaped following a bombing.

District 3 Alliance

District 4 and 10 Alliance

  • Mizzen
  • Coral
  • Tanner - killed by his own alliance-mates - first stabbed by Coral with a trident and then finished off by Mizzen with a knife.

District 12 Alliance

50th Hunger Games

Career Alliance

A pack of 10 tributes which spent the early days scouring the mountain area for victims. Five were killed on the 4th day when the mountain erupted into a volcano. Afterwards, three were killed by Haymitch and Maysilee. It is unclear whether the other two had abandoned the alliance at that point.

  • District 1 female (1) - Tricked by Haymitch into throwing her axe into the force field at the edge of the arena and killed when the axe rebounded, coming in 2nd place.
  • Possibly others from District 1, 2, 4, and other Districts.

District 12 Alliance

65th Hunger Games

Presumed Career Alliance

  • District 1 male - unknown
  • District 1 female - unknown
  • District 2 male - unknown
  • District 2 female - unknown
  • Finnick Odair - Victor
  • District 4 female - unknown

70th Hunger Games

Presumed Career Alliance

  • District 1 male - Drowned
  • District 1 female - Drowned
  • District 2 male - Drowned
  • District 2 female - Drowned
  • Annie Cresta - Victor
  • District 4 male - Beheaded by another tribute
  • Possible others

74th Hunger Games

Career Alliance

  • Marvel - Killed by Katniss via a bow shot to the heart, placing 8th.
  • Glimmer - Killed by Tracker Jackers (set on her by Katniss), placing 12th.
  • Cato - Mauled by wolf mutts, but mercy killed by Katniss via a bow shot, placing 3rd.
  • Clove - Killed by Thresh, placing 6th.
  • District 3 male - Not a Career, used for technical skills, killed by Cato via a neck snap, placing 9th.
  • District 4 female - Killed by Tracker Jackers (set on her by Katniss), placing 11th.
  • Peeta Mellark - Not a Career, used to get close to Katniss, later betrays alliance, joint Victor.

Overall, the Careers placed rather poorly compared with most other years where they place close to first.

Katniss' Alliance

  • Thresh - Unspoken Alliance, killed by mutts (film) or Cato (book), placing 5th.
  • Rue - Killed by Marvel from a thrown spear, placing 7th.
  • Peeta Mellark - Joint Victor.
  • Katniss Everdeen - Joint Victor.

75th Hunger Games

Career Alliance

  • Gloss - Killed by Katniss via bow shot, placing 11th.
  • Cashmere - Killed by Johanna via throwing axe, placing 10th. 
  • Brutus - Killed by Peeta after killing Chaff, placing 7th.
  • Enobaria - Taken into custody by the Capitol.

The Rebellion Alliance

This is the largest known alliance with a total of 14 members. Their goal was to protect Katniss and Peeta at any cost. Five of the tributes (Blight, the male from District 6, Cecelia, Woof, and Seeder) never had a chance to protect Katniss and Peeta, and four of them gave up their lives protecting them (Wiress, Chaff, the female Morphling, and Mags). The rest stayed loyal to their promise, willing to give their life at any moment.