Lysistrata Vickers 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 12, Jessup.

Biography

Her parents were physicians for President Ravinstill throughout much of the First Rebellion.

When the mentors were requested to gather to a seminar led by Professor Crispus Demigloss, she presumably kept mostly silent as the class discussed ideas to increase the viewership of the games. However, as Sejanus and Livia argued over the very idea of broadcasting children killing one another, Lysistrata rebuked Livia's argument that Sejanus doesn't know who would watch the games by claiming that any decent person simply wouldn't want to watch people suffer.

Lysistrata was one of the few mentors like Snow to develop a favourable relationship with their tributes, as in the van during the ride to the Arena, Lysistrata gave Jessup some cream for his neck, and presumably placed it in his pocket when no one was looking. After the Capitol Arena was bombed, Lysistrata luckily managed to survive supposedly only with minor injuries, as after the bombing she talked to a reporter to make a quick statement that her tribute, Jessup threw his own body over hers to protect her.

The remaining mentors a few days after the bombing, were called into a class led by Dr. Gaul where she discussed warfare between the districts and the Capitol. Lysistrata throughout the class showed discontent and indifference toward the discussions, as stated that she would neither by a loser or victor in a war, implying that she is against the idea of warfare altogether. She also frowned when Dr. Gaul assigned all the mentors to write an essay on what they loved about war, supposedly taken aback by the idea of the assignment.

For the interviews, Jessup lifted Lysistrata over his head to display his immense strength. Lysistrata also whispered to Snow to confess that she felt rather attached to Jessup after he saved her life while arranging the wrapper for baked noodles and cheese presumably to give to Jessup. She also attempted to tie Jessup and Lucy together to look as a pair to win more sympathy, however when Lucy completed her interviews without even a mention of Jessup, Lysistrata was annoyed. She was convinced that Jessup and Lucy were devoted to one another and with Jessup's strength and Lucy's charm, she felt strongly that the victor that year would come from District 12.

10th Hunger Games

As the games were about to begin, Lysistrata yelled at Snow for not playing by the team angle for the District 12 tributes, as Jessup kept calling Lucy his ally. However afterwards as they settled down, Lysistrata confessed that she was angry only due to her frustration for the games, having lost sleep over it the night before.[1] She also revealed that she believed that the celebration of the games was revolting. Lysistrata expressed that she didn't like being used like this and rather have the games over quickly.

Her tribute, Jessup, was bitten by a raccoon before the Games even began and contracted rabies. He began exhibiting signs of it during the Games themselves. Upon seeing this, both she and Coriolanus Snow remembered hydrophobia, or a fear of water, as being one of the symptoms of rabies. Coriolanus readied himself to send in large amounts of water to keep Jessup from killing his own tribute, Lucy Gray Baird, in a crazed fit. Lysistrata, however, stopped him, spending the money to send in the water herself, as she realized that her own tribute no longer had any chance of winning and wanted to leave a chance that if her tribute didn't win, the other tribute from District 12 would. Bombarded by drones delivering water, Jessup fled in a panic and tripped over the seats of the Capitol Arena, falling and breaking his bones. Lucy Gray then told him to go to sleep and he passed away, her standing guard over him. Afterwards, Lysistrata began collecting her things. Although Coriolanaus urged her to stay for dinner with the other mentors, she told him that she just wanted to go home, saying that was a good ally, tearfully wiping her eyes.[2]

Snow considered Vickers, along with Festus Creed, to be someone who liked Sejanus Plinth more than most of his other classmates. He therefore invited her, along with Creed, to a party to celebrate what would have been Plinth's 19th birthday.[3]

Personality and traits

Snow thought of her as a self-contained, efficient person who never drew attention to herself, a quality that he respected and admired in her.[4] She was also described as neat and orderly and had a delicate appearance, although had some grit by Snow.[5] She was also one of the few mentors alongside Sejanus and Clemensia who showed some form of dissent at the concept of the Hunger Games itself, showing that she is also supposedly secretly against the idea. She was also very caring, as she called the hospital to check on Clemensia to no avail and attempted to visit Snow while he was discharged as a peacekeeper in District 12.

Appearance

She had a carefully braided hair and evenly filed nails. She also had smooth, brown skin.

References

  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 13
  2. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 11
  3. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Epilogue
  4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 10
  5. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 6
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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