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Gaius Breen was a male resident of the Capitol and a student of the Academy. He was one of 24 top-performing seniors at the Academy selected to be a mentor for the 10th Hunger Games. He was assigned the male tribute from District 9, Panlo.


Gaius accompanied his tribute, Panlo, on a tour of the Capitol Arena when the arena was rocked by bombs which been planted by rebels. He was hospitalized for critical injuries, having lost both of his legs.[1] He passed away not long afterwards, during the 10th Hunger Games.[2]

His death was announced by Dr. Volumnia Gaul, Head Gamemaker of the 10th Hunger Games. As a special punishment, she sent a drone into the Capitol Arena with snake muttations that she had created.[3] After the snake mutts were released, Lepidus Malmsey collected stories about Gaius from the other mentors, and everybody had a joke or funny story to share.[4]


Gaius was considered a "Citadel brat" and was known for having an endless supply of jokes,[1] having once told Coriolanus Snow a joke about how many rebels it took to tie a shoe.[2] According to Coriolanus, Gaius hadn't had an enemy in the world, and because of this, he was easy to eulogize.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 18
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 19
  4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 20
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Main Characters Coriolanus SnowLucy Gray BairdSejanus Plinth
Supporting Characters TigrisGrandma'amVolumnia GaulCasca HighbottomClemensia DovecoteLysistrata VickersFestus Creed
Tributes FacetVelvereenMarcusSabynCircTesleeMizzenCoralHySolOttoGinneeTreechLaminaBobbinWoveyPanloSheafTannerBrandyReaperDillJessup
Mentors Livia CardewPersephone PricePalmyra MontyFlorus FriendIo JasperUrban CanvilleDennis FlingIphigenia MossApollo RingDiana RingVipsania SicklePliny HarringtonJuno PhippsHilarius HeavensbeeGaius BreenAndrocles AndersonDomitia WhimsiwickArachne CraneFelix Ravinstill
Groups AcademyCoveyPeacekeepersUniversityCapitol Families
Locations PanemThe CapitolDistrict 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13
Behind the Scenes Suzanne CollinsSantino Fontana