Gale Hawthorne
District 12 symbol

Gale Hawthorne

Liam Hemsworth

AGE

18-19

POSITION

Coal miner; Squad 451 soldier

STORY STATUS

Survived the Mockingjay revolution

APPEARS IN

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

IT’S WAR, KATNISS. SOMETIMES KILLING ISN’T PERSONAL.

Gale as a rebel

Growing up in District 12, Gale always dreamed of a future free from Capitol rule and defied their laws by hunting to feed his family. When his best friend and hunting partner Katniss is sent to the Games, he vows to care for her family.

Katniss returns victorious to great relief for Gale but her growing relationship with Peeta worries him. Uprisings spread and while Katniss is hesitant to join, Gale takes action earning a brutal public beating. Finally, with a kiss, Katniss promises she will join the fight.

In the wake of the Quarter Quell, Gale leads the evacuation of refugees to District 13 where he joins the resistance fighting side-by-side with Katniss in the field.
Gale being taken by Peacekeepers
Gale Hawthorne

While Gale is the first to volunteer to rescue Peeta from the Capitol, his efforts result in Prim’s death. Years of teamwork, friendship, and love between Gale and Katniss unravel as the war finally ends. Victory at any cost was a price too high.