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"Mine's a runt. Wovey, she calls herself. Well, I tried to train old Wovey for the interview, but zero personality. No one's backed her, so I can't feed her, even if she can avoid the others."
Hilarius Heavensbee speaking about Wovey to Festus Creed[src]

Wovey was the female tribute from District 8 during the 10th Hunger Games. Her mentor was Hilarius Heavensbee. She was hidden in the tunnels for the majority of the Games.


Wovey grew up in District 8 and became her district's female tribute in the Reaping for the 10th Hunger Games.[1]

Along with the other tributes, Wovey was taken to the Capitol in a dirty cattle car. From there, they were dumped into the monkey house at the Capitol Zoo.[2]

Her mentor, Hilarius Heavensbee, attempted to train Wovey for the interviews, but wasn't able to as she had "zero personality". Nobody had offered to sponsor her yet, and Heavensbee's family was embarrassed that she was making such a poor showing.[3]

10th Hunger Games

Throughout the Games, Hilarius was concerned whether Wovey was even alive and if she was just dead in the tunnels because she stayed hidden for so long. He referred to her as "no-show Wovey," lamenting that he had been unable to send her any gifts to due to her never showing herself. Probably due to being from a poorer district, Wovey was able to endure her hunger and thirst long enough to survive up to three days (as she died on the fourth day) without any resources.[4]


Wovey was thin prior to the Games, but within a few days of the start of the Games, she emerged from hiding appearing skeletal. Hilarius quickly sent her food and water, but instead she picked up a bottle of water on the ground and drank only a few sips before giving a small belch and dying.[5] In fact, she had been poisoned by Lucy Gray Baird, who had left a bottle of water poisoned with rat poison in the tunnels, and although she had been aiming for Coral, Wovey stumbled upon it and became poisoned instead.[6]

Wovey's death went unnoticed in the arena until Reaper Ash emerged to investigate. He examined her face, questioning the cause of her death, and took her to his makeshift morgue while leaving the food and water she had been sent. Soon after, Mizzen and Coral, the tributes from District 4, arrived and ate all Wovey's food before returning to their tunnel.[5]

Physical description

Before the 10th Hunger Games began, Wovey had been described as a "runt" by her mentor, Hilarius Heavensbee.[3] However, after she had already spent days in the tunnels without food or water, she appeared skeletal, with limbs like sticks and sunken cheeks. Wovey also wore a filthy striped dress.[5]


Wovey's name comes from "wove", the past tense of the verb "to weave."


  • Wovey's death has ironic humor considering its circumstances. Hilarius doubted Wovey, and wanted her to be at least in the Top 12, which happened because 9 of the tributes died before the Games. She received sponsor gifts but died shortly after receiving them. After Wovey dies, Hilarius plainly states that it could have been worse.


  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 7
  2. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 3
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 12
  4. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 18
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 19
  6. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Chapter 24
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