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"We're not going by choice. You are our family, I don't see how anyone can love us better."
―Gloss in the victors' interviews[src]

Gloss was the male District 1 victor of the 63rd Hunger Games. He also participated as a Career tribute in the 75th Hunger Games, also known as the third Quarter Quell.

75th Hunger Games

Gloss and Cashmere being reaped for the 75th Hunger Games.

Gloss was reaped from the pool of existing victors from District 1 to participate in the 75th Hunger Games in Catching Fire. He represented District 1, along with his sister, Cashmere, and wore a sheer silver tunic at his reaping.


He was present during training and spent a little time with Katniss Everdeen, when he and his sister invited her to practice making hammocks with them. Katniss described them as polite but cool. He stuck with his sister, and also mingles with the other stronger Career tributes and Peeta Mellark. In the film, he showed exceptional skill with throwing knives. Katniss says he got a very high training score, along with Cashmere.

Gloss in the Training Center


Gloss was also present during the interviews, where he thanked the people of Panem for showing kindness to him and his sister. In the film, he called the people of the Capitol his beloved family, and claimed that no one could love him better. He and his sister were among the victors who were trying to show how betrayed they all felt through their interviews. He joined hands with the other tributes as a sign of strength. He wore a dark silver jacket, black pants, and boots.

Gloss running towards the Cornucopia.


He was presumably a good swimmer, since he and Enobaria were the fourth and fifth people to make it to the Cornucopia. In the arena, Katniss noted that he wasn't particularly swift, as he was shot in the calf when he plunged into the waves trying to escape Katniss' arrows. This attack was not fatal; he managed to ignore the pain, and made it to the Cornucopia with his allies.

In the film, Gloss nearly reached the Cornucopia at the same time as Katniss, but he tripped over a stone; when he reached the island, Katniss shot him in the calf.

Gloss after he was shot in the calf.


Gloss was one of the members in the Career pack with Enobaria, Brutus, and his sister, Cashmere. Soon after Finnick Odair, Peeta Mellark, Mags, and Katniss made their way out of the Cornucopia, Gloss and the other Careers made their way back there to pick off more tributes. After the bloodbath, the Career pack retreated to the jungle.


The Career pack later made their way to the Cornucopia on day 2. Gloss was killed by Katniss, but in different ways between the books and movie. In the books, Gloss slit Wiress' throat while she was singing alone at the waterside, earning him an arrow in the temple. On the other hand, in the film adaption, his death began the same but he ended up getting shot in the chest instead of the temple.

Gloss being killed by Katniss, shortly after he killed Wiress.

Shortly afterwards, his body was thrown into the water when the Cornucopia spun. Gloss placed 11th out of 24 tributes, while his sister placed 10th.


Since Gloss was a Career tribute, he most likely killed many tributes in his original Games and during the third Quarter Quell. On Day 2, he kills Wiress, which led to his death.

Physical description

Gloss and his sister, Cashmere, were both described as being classically beautiful. He had caramel/blonde hair like his sister. Considering that both were Career tributes, Gloss and Cashmere were physically stronger than most of the other victors, being relatively young and from pampered District 1.


Gloss and his sister.
"There's the classically beautiful brother and sister from District 1 who were victors two consecutive years when I was little."
―Katniss on Gloss and Cashmere.[src]

Cashmere, his sister, was the only person mentioned in Gloss's family, both sharing a close relationship. Gloss and Cashmere won consecutive Games, and were presumably highly honored by District 1, as Career Districts honor their victors.


  • Cashmere and Gloss are thought by Katniss to most likely be in their 20s because their consecutive Games happened when Katniss was a child.
  • Cashmere and Gloss are the only known brother and sister who have won the Hunger Games.
  • In the films, Gloss was shown to be the tallest tribute with the biggest build, like Brutus.
  • Gloss was one of the youngest males in the 75th Hunger Games, along with Finnick and Peeta.
  • It is possible that Cashmere and Gloss were the mentors to Glimmer and Marvel from the 74th Hunger Games.
  • Gloss was the last tribute Katniss killed in the 75th Hunger Games, or in any Hunger Games.
  • In the film, Cashmere and Gloss were interviewed together by Caesar Flickerman, while in the book they were interviewed separately.
  • Marvel and Gloss, who were both male tributes from District 1, in the film versions were shot in the chest by Katniss.
  • On Capitol Couture, it is revealed that Cashmere won the 64th Hunger Games and Gloss won the 63rd.
  • He and Marvel from the 74th Hunger Games are quite similar. They are both shot in the neck by Katniss in the novel because of killing another female tribute who is an ally of Katniss. In the movie, they are both shot in the chest by Katniss.
The Hunger Games trilogy
Novels The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjayThe Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Main Characters Katniss EverdeenPeeta MellarkGale HawthorneHaymitch AbernathyEffie Trinket
Supporting Characters Primrose EverdeenPresident SnowCinnaMrs. EverdeenMr. EverdeenPresident CoinClaudius TemplesmithCaesar FlickermanMadge UnderseePaylorPlutarch HeavensbeeSeneca Crane
Tributes MarvelGlimmerCatoCloveFoxfaceThreshRueMaysilee DonnerTitus
Past Victors Augustus BraunAnnie CrestaBeetee LatierBlightBrutusCashmereCeceliaChaffEnobariaFinnick OdairGlossJohanna MasonLymeMags FlanaganMorphlingsPorter Millicent TrippSeederWiressWoof
Groups RebellionGamemakersPrep teamTributesVictors
Locations PanemThe CapitolDistrict 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13
Behind the Scenes Suzanne CollinsGary RossFrancis Lawrence
Films The Hunger Games (film)Catching Fire (film)Mockingjay - Part 1Mockingjay - Part 2