Template:Quote Template:Character Plutarch Heavensbee is the Head Gamemaker in Catching Fire, taking the place of Seneca Crane. He becomes a commander of the rebel forces of District 13 in Mockingjay.


The Hunger GamesEdit

Plutarch is first seen in The Hunger Games, as an anonymous character. Katniss Everdeen is in her private session with the Gamemakers, and angry at being ignored when her life is in turmoil. When she shot her arrow at the apple in a boar's mouth, Plutarch walked backwards into a punch bowl, knocking the punch bowl to the floor. After the end of the games, Seneca Crane is executed, and Plutarch takes Seneca's place.

Catching FireEdit

Plutarch, however, is formally introduced in Catching Fire, during a feast after the 74th Victory Tour. He attempted to win Katniss's trust, but she dismissed his discreet hints of rebellion, he shows her his watch which in the right position you can see the symbol of the rebellion, the mockingjay. Katniss saw it and ponders what he means but she quickly dismisses the thought and leaves. Later he shows up as head gamemarker and keeps his cover low. Plutarch shows no thought of Katniss in public and treats her like all other tributes. He is surprised when both Peeta and Katniss go in their private training session and they show signs of rebellion.

It comes as a surprise to Katniss when Plutarch is revealed as a leader of the rebellion. Plutarch comes to the Clock Arena in a hovercraft and saves her, Finnick and Beetee. He had already been involved in an undercover group for several years now that was aiming to overthrow the Capitol.


Plutarch is a leader of the rebellion and appears during the meeting held by Katniss when she accepts the role of the mockingjay. Plutarch is happy about her acceptance and that she hasn't changed. Plutarch wishes he could have some coffee and then takes both her and Gale downstairs, but they are stopped on their way by a guard. Gale makes a distraction and allows them to see the guarded room and finds Katniss' prep team being abused. Plutarch is surprised by this and demands that they are freed.

Plutarch goes along with the others to District 8 to shoot their first propoganda. During their visit to one of the hospitals, the Capitol attacks them Plutarch tries to keep Katniss safe by not allowing her to fight. Katniss does not accept this and goes to fight. After the propoganda is finished, Plutarch goes to receive medical treatment. They meet in the command room and discuss the propoganda and after they finish they decide to allow Katniss to go into combat again and film more after she is fully recovered.

Plutarch goes to Katniss's hospital room after Peeta's interview ends because he is worried she is going crazy because of it. When he enters Katniss and Finnick pretend not to have seen it. After Peeta's warning of the bombing on District 13 by the Capitol, Plutarch helps evacuate the entire district to safe bunkers. Plutarch is happy during the bombing because Beetee was successful in hacking the Capitol and airing Katniss' propoganda. Katniss does everything not to slap him. He informs Katniss and Prim of Peeta's condition and that he is receiving treatment for the damage the Capitol has done to him. Later, Katniss asks to go to the Capitol but he refuses because they need all the districts to be on their side first, but District 2 is still with the Capitol. Katniss tells him to send her to District 2.

Plutarch shows up later after she is shot in District 2 and is happy to finally have all the districts on their side. Plutarch explains further about the relationship between the Capitol and the districts. He announces that the next propo they will shoot will be of Finnick and Annie's wedding. Plutarch gives the order of shooting new propoganda in the Capitol. Plutarch also tells her to get ready for training so they can film it.

Plutarch was part of the plan that killed Capitol children, rebel medics including Prim.


Plutarch works as a Head Gamemaker, but is also a leader for the underground rebellion of District 13. He is only revealed to be part of the rebellion in the end of Catching Fire when he reveals that they are heading to District 13, a district believed to have been destroyed when the first rebellion took place. In District 13, he is head of propaganda and makes videos of Katniss as the mockingjay.

Plutarch is given the job of Secretary of Communications by President Paylor at the end of Mockingjay, which means he is in charge of the programing on the airwaves.


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