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The entrance to District 12's Victors' Village.

The Victors' Village is a wealthy neighborhood which is present in every district and is where the past victors of various Hunger Games reside. They contain at least twelve luxurious houses which are given to the victors as rewards for surviving the Hunger Games. The homes each contain an office, a study, multiple bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a fireplace, and a basement. When the victor dies, everyone sharing the house with them must leave and move back to their old house.

Creation

The Victors' Village was the idea of Coriolanus Snow, created after the 10th Hunger Games. Accepted as an apprentice Gamemaker for future games, he quickly began brainstorming ideas on how to get a better class of tributes to volunteer for the Games. One of his first suggestions was the creation of the Victors' Village, which would be the envy of everyone else living in the hovels of the districts.[1]

District 12

In Catching Fire, Katniss Everdeen stated that there are 12 dark and gloomy houses, but the only victors living in District 12's Victors' Village were Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Haymitch Abernathy.[2] The Victors' Village was left standing after the bombing of District 12. Katniss believed that it was left either as a warning, a message, or a place for Capitol officials to stay when they visited the district.[3] Within District 12's Victors' Village, the two houses that Peeta, Katniss, and Katniss's family lived in gave off a warm glow of life, with smoke coming from the chimneys and light from the windows, while Haymitch's home consisted of a gloomy, dark feeling. Katniss also stated that the houses were so large that they could fit around ten buildings the size of her old home with room to spare.[2]

After the Second Rebellion ended, it was revealed that more of District 12's Victors' Village became occupied by normal people. One new resident was Greasy Sae, who cooks for Katniss.[4]

Appearance

Concept art for Victors' Village in Catching Fire.[5]

A victor's house was a huge mansion, made of white marble, but the houses in Victors' Villages never looked the same. Katniss' mansion is white and clean where she lived with her mother and Prim after winning the 74th Hunger Games. Haymitch Abernathy's mansion had wooden windows, and next to the kitchen was a huge dining table with four chairs.

References

  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Epilogue
  2. 2.0 2.1 Catching Fire, Chapter 1
  3. Mockingjay, Chapter 1
  4. Mockingjay, Chapter 27
  5. Peeta's Mural of Rue Featured In HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Concept Art
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