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"Snooty Juno Phipps admitted she'd been disappointed to get tiny Bobbin. Didn't a Phipps, a member of a founding family of the Capitol, deserve better than District 8?"
―Juno's behavior in the interviews[src]

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.[1]

Biography

During the interviews before the 10th Hunger Games began, Juno admitted that she'd been disappointed when she was assigned Bobbin, a small District 8 boy. However, she stated that he had won her over after describing multiple ways he could kill somebody with a sewing needle.[2]

Unbeknownst to her, Bobbin was killed by her fellow mentor, Coriolanus Snow, late in Day 1 of the Games in self defense after Phipps had left for the night.[3] 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. This meant that Phipps only successfully mentored her tribute past two others, one of which had been tortured and strung up in the arena prior.

Since Phipps' tribute was not actually seen to be killed, she was shocked the next morning when Lucretius Flickerman announced his death with a closeup of his body. No cause of death was given and his memoriam glossed over in lieu of the celebration of the Games being halfway through. Phipps was visibly angry and suspected foul play, remarking that the scene looked fishy. She then demanded to review the tape, but there was not one to be seen, as the events of his death happened at night with the only lighting being the moon and the cameras had been manipulated even darker to obscure Sejanus Plinth's rebellious actions in the arena.[4] After being questioned what exactly counted as foul play during the Hunger Games, she was directed back to her seat with a consoling pat on the back.[3]

Personality

Juno Phipps 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.[2] After Bobbin's death, when demanding answers on the circumstances, she acted pompously by repetitively waving a leather binder with a Phipps family seal, thinking she was entitled to special treatment. This shows that she felt superior, even among other students with elite family names. She was labeled a sore loser after her poor behavior in exiting the competition.

Etymology

  • Juno was the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth, who was also the wife of Jupiter, the chief god of the Roman pantheon.

References

  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 4
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 11
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 16
  4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 15
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
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