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Hy was the male tribute from District 5 during the 10th Hunger Games. His mentor was Dennis Fling. He was in poor health and did not even make it into the Games themselves, passing away the night before due to complications from asthma.


Hy grew up in District 5 and became his district's male tribute in the Reaping for the 10th Hunger Games.[1]

Along with the other tributes, Hy was taken to the Capitol in a dirty cattle car. From there, they were dumped into the monkey house at the Capitol Zoo.[2]


Hy unexpectedly died from complications from asthma the night before the Games. The veterinarian had attempted to save him, but wasn't able to.[3]


His name may refer to hydroelectricity, a form of power.


  • Not much is known about Hy, and the only time Hy is mentioned in the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is when he dies and on the list of tributes throughout the book. This is the same for his mentor.
  • Unlike Dill, who was also very sick prior to the Games, Hy dies before the games start.
  • Hy is the only character known to have asthma.


  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 7
  2. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 3
  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 13
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