Juno Phipps was a female resident of the Capitol and a student of the Academy. She was one of 24 top-performing seniors at the Academy selected to be a mentor for the 10th Hunger Games. She was assigned the male tribute from District 8, Bobbin.
Unbeknownst to her, Bobbin was killed by fellow mentor, Coriolanus Snow, late in Day 1 of the Games in self defense after Phipps had left for the night. Bobbin finished in 13th place of the 24 tributes. Which would have been considered successful as a mentor, had 9 tributes not died in the days leading up to the start of the actual Games. Meaning Phipps only successfully mentored her tribute past 2 others, 1 of which was tortured and strung up in the arena prior. This made Phipp's mentorship a failure.
Since Phipps' tribute was not actually seen killed she was shocked the next morning when Lucky Flickerman announced his death with a closeup of his body. No cause of death was given and his memoriam glossed over in lue of the celebration of the Games being halfway through. Phipps is visibly angry and suspects foul play as she remarks the scene looks fishy. She demands to review the tape but there was not one to be seen. As explained, the events of his death happened at night and the arena has no lighting except from the moon. Only a wide angle view is made available for overnight viewing, which was also manipulated even darker. When questioned what exactly is foul play when the game is actually children killing each other until 1 survives, she eventually sits down defeated.
She was snooty in nature and expressed disappointment, both in getting a tiny boy as a tribute and in getting someone from District 8. She felt that being from the Phipps family, a founding member of the Capitol, she was entitled to a better assignment. She stated, however that Bobbin had won her over when he told her he knew five different ways to kill someone with a sewing needle. After Bobbin's death, when demanding answers on the circumstances, she acts pompous by repetitively waving a leather binder with a Phipps family seal, thinking she was entitled to special treatment. This shows she felt superior even among other students with elite family names. She is labeled a sore loser after her poor behavior in exiting the competition.
- Juno was the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth, who was also the wife of Jupiter, the chief god of the Roman pantheon.
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 4
- The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 11