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This article is about the Hunger Games tributes. For the addictive drug, see Morphling (drug).

"We seem particularly riveting to the pair from District 6, who are known morphling addicts. Both bone thin, with sagging yellowish skin. They can’t tear their overlarge eyes away..."
Katniss Everdeen on the morphlings.[src]

The morphlings were two tributes from District 6 who won previous unknown Hunger Games, and who participate in the 75th Hunger Games. As victors, they were given the responsibility of mentoring other tributes from District 6.


The morphlings.

The morphlings won two unknown Hunger Games. These victors had turned to a narcotic pain killer called morphling to cope with the horrors of their previous games and were thus in very poor physical condition.[1] The morphling had made their skin sag a bit and turn a vulgar, yellow color[2][1].

Third Quarter Quell

The morphlings at the interviews for the 75th Hunger Games.

Female and male morphlings at the reaping.

The two of them were quite fascinated by painting, as they spent most of their time training in the camouflage station painting each other, which is what they most likely used to present themselves to the Gamemakers. This left Peeta with very few supplies left over, and a colossal mess when it was his turn.[3] Before the Games, Haymitch approached Mags, Finnick, Johanna, Wiress, Beetee, Blight, Chaff, Seeder, Cecelia, Woof, and the morphlings to make an alliance and keep Katniss and Peeta alive[4], as he knew he could trust them. He did not tell either Katniss or Peeta about these previous alliances but sent them hidden messages[5]. They later joined hands with the rest of the tributes as a sign of strength and rebellion at the interviews[6].


At the start of the Games, the morphlings reached the Cornucopia shortly after Finnick and Katniss (because Mags swam to Katniss while Finnick was retrieving Peeta)[5]. During the bloodbath, the male was killed but the female escaped[7].

The female morphling dies in Peeta's arms.

Later when Peeta, Katniss and Finnick were attacked by monkey muttations, Peeta was about to be killed by a monkey muttation, until the female morphling jumped in front of Peeta to protect him and received a huge gash in her neck[8].

Male morphling's death portrait.

After Peeta finished off the monkeys, he took her body to the beach where he comforted her by telling her to look at the colors of the sunrise. Katniss observed that she was shaking and didn't know whether it was the shock from the attack, or withdrawal from her morphling, and she soon died in Peeta's arms. After she bled to death, Peeta took her corpse to the water to let it drift off until a hovercraft came to take it away.[1] He later questioned why she sacrificed herself for him[4].


  • The female morphling's death was similar to Rue's[9] and Maysilee's[10], as all were comforted. All three received peaceful last moments due to a District 12 victor (Katniss[9], Haymitch[10] and Peeta[1]).
  • Despite the fact they are extremely disabled from years of morphling addiction, they must have been still capable enough for Haymitch Abernathy to trust them with the knowledge of the rebellion[11].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Catching Fire, Chapter 22
  2. Catching Fire, Chapter 15
  3. Catching Fire, Chapter 16
  4. 4.0 4.1 Catching Fire, Chapter 23
  5. 5.0 5.1 Catching Fire, Chapter 19
  6. Catching Fire, Chapter 18
  7. Catching Fire, Chapter 20
  8. Catching Fire, Chapter 21
  9. 9.0 9.1 The Hunger Games, Chapter 18
  10. 10.0 10.1 Catching Fire, Chapter 14
  11. Catching Fire, Chapter 27
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