Brief Summary

Effie works as an escort for District 12, particularly to Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark in The Hunger Games trilogy. Her responsibilities include drawing Hunger Games tributes’ names at reapings and subsequently escorting the tributes to the Capitol. She is very well known for her Capitol accent, upbeat attitude for the Games and the Capitol phrase, “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

Effie tries to encourage tributes to be happy about their upcoming participation in the Games, though her efforts are mostly in vain. When Katniss volunteered to take her twelve year old sister’s place when her name was pulled during the 74th Hunger Games reaping, the audience stayed silent and Effie was left on stage clapping by herself in an effort to lighten the atmosphere. During the events of the Rebellion, Effie was said to be taken by the Capitol, and Katniss later finds out that Effie had joined the rebels’ side in the rebellion.

Effie lives in the Capitol, and remains there for most of the year. The only reason she travels to District 12 or the other districts is because of the Games or the Victory Tour.

– Courtesy of TheHungerGamesWiki

Why We Like Her

Effie is so driven when it comes to what she does. She’s like a lovable puppy, running around and yapping all the time. You can tell she actually cares about Katniss and Peeta by how much she wants them to succeed. Sure, maybe it’s because she’s dying to be promoted to a better district, but she’s stuck with them the whole way. – artysgirl (Harry Potter)

Effie is fiercely ambitious and is not as oblivious as she seems.  She is a Capitol citizen and projects that on the outside, but on the inside there is way more going on.  She is intelligent and acts on the Capitol’s behalf mostly as a way to survive, as we learn that is not where her loyalty ultimately rests.  She is not entirely shallow and truly does care for both Katniss and Peeta. Not to mention she is just so colorful, who doesn’t love that!? – Jessi