Here you can find out more about the 24 tributes in this year's CanLit Hunger Games. Learn about their origins, skills, strengths and weaknesses! Note: A strike through their name indicates they have been
The rundown: James Alford (The Alford Saga)From:
Gaspé, QuebecCreated by:
former member of the British navy that flees to Quebec in the 1800s,
Alford is a rugged survivalist with some combat training. He's learned
to navigate the harsh wilderness after befriending members of a Native
Xavier Bird (Three Day Road)From: Moose Factory, Ontario
Created by:The rundown:
Former World World I sniper
Highly developed hunting and shooting
skills, Bird is a Cree native with a sensitive soul but deadly
abilities. He tragically lost a leg in the war and struggles with
Mary Boulton (The Outlander)From:
The rundown: This Frontier-era teenage
bride murdered her husband and finds herself on the run from his two
vengeful brothers. As if braving the cold and wilderness weren't enough,
Boulton's greatest challenge may be her own on-again off-again
psychosis. She's definitely one of the more unpredictable tributes.
Cordelia (Cat's Eye)From:
Toronto, OntarioCreated by:
High school student
The rundown: Cordelia
is the meanest mean girl in Canadian literature. What she lacks in supernatural powers or
physical skill, she makes up for in manipulation and ruthlessness. Watch for Cordelia to make strong alliances, then backstab when the time is right.
This amateur is cunning, crafty and cool under pressure. She's also a creative
problem solver (at least when it comes to taunting her
sisters and solving mysteries), and her slight appearance may work in her favour -- others may not perceive her as a threat.
embodies all the qualities of someone who could survive nearly
anything. Independent, intelligent, and iron-willed. She would be a
force to be reckoned with in any scenario.
Joyce Doucet (Nikolski)From:
Tête-à-la-Baleine, QuebecCreated by:
Fish monger/computer hacker
fancies herself a pirate and will do whatever it takes to survive. She
was hacking computers and bank accounts before doing so was cool. What
she lacks in physical strength, she could make up with innovation and
cunning. However, her lack of social skills could prove to be a problem when it comes to forming alliances.
The rundown: His
medical expertise would make him an attractive ally and could mean the
difference between his own life and death in the arena. But his
impulsive and troubled personality could cause him problems.
Armand Gamache (The Chief Inspector Gamache series)From:
Three Pines, QuebecCreated by:
Sûreté du Québec investigator
and compassionate, Gamache has a knack for gaining information from
people through empathy and clever investigation. Unflappable under
pressure. But will his good nature be an asset or a liability in the
The rundown: Angus McLintlock (The Best Laid Plans)From:
The intelligent, but rebellious
teacher-turned-political candidate is a free-spirited, honest man. His
engineering skills would no doubt make him a force to be reckoned with
in the games, though other contenders may find him difficult to align with as he's as quick with the morality lesson as he is with the quip.
A mentally tough woman living in a
totalitarian, patriarchal society, but secretly part of a resistance
movement. Fiercely loyal and steadfast, even in the face of danger and
Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel (Life of Pi)From:
Puducherry, IndiaCreated by:
Has demonstrated incredible survival, fishing, and tiger-taming skills.
Able to function on little food and fresh water. May have phobia of
Scott Pilgrim (Scott Pilgrim series)From:
Toronto, Ontario Created by:
Brian Lee O'MalleyOccupation:
Struggling indie rocker
A martial arts fighter and master swordsman with plenty of battle experience due to numerous showdowns with his girlfriend Ramona's seven evil exes. Fights for love and honour, but prone to bouts of emo angst.
The rundown: Rabbit (The Blue Light Project)From:
Unspecified North American cityCreated by:
A rule-breaking authority-defying
runner who can rig up extensive electronic art installations might have
the right combination of brains and brawn to make it to the end.
Gordon 'Rank' Rankin (The Antagonist)From:
Unspecified Canadian town
Former hockey enforcer, teacher
The rundown: An intimidating hulk of a man with
experience fighting on the ice, bouncing at bars, and working as hired
muscle for a drug-dealer. A serious physical threat, though he lacks
wilderness survival skills.
The rundown: Dora Rare (The Birth House)From:
Scots Bay, Nova Scotia
A tough woman, with a knack
for knowing what potion will cure what ails you. Her medicinal skills will be an asset in the wilderness, but her compassion could get the better of her.
Chloe Saunders (Darkest Powers Trilogy)From:
Buffalo, New YorkCreated by:
a young age, Chloe could see dead people, which isn't much of an
advantage (and got her locked in a group home for unstable teenagers),
but she later develops a remarkable ability to raise the dead. This
makes her one of the games most powerful players and a most valuable
Created by: Patrick dewitt
The rundown: An
expert marksman with highly developed reflexes. Fondness for overindulging in drink is a potential
Has a similar skill-set to his brother Charlie. Is sensitive about his
weight and struggles with his conscious more than his aggressive brother.
Hagar Shipley (The Stone Angel)From:
Manawaka, ManitobaCreated by:
The rundown: One of CanLit's toughest and most self-reliant characters. Would do anything to survive, but potential to join alliances could be low due to cantankerous personality.
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)From:
Bolingbroke, Nova ScotiaCreated by:
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Smart, sociable, and mentally tough.
This chatty but lovable orphan is adept at making friends and making the
best out of difficult situations.
The rundown: Katerina 'Kate' Svetlana (Plain Kate)From:
A headstrong and stubborn girl with an uncanny ability to whittle
wood. She may be able to use her powers of whittling for good (such as
shelter and protection) or evil (weapons, anyone).
The rundown: Ti-Jeanne survived a post-apocalyptic urban wasteland, where its remaining residents were left to fend for themselves until the rich need them. Her instinct to survive at any cost and her familiarity with a combative, dangerous landscape should serve her well.
Chronicled by: John Valliant
Occupation: Freelance man-eater
The rundown: Five hundred pounds of territorial, limb-tearing aggression. An excellent tracker with a taste for, uh, Russian food.