Male tribute from district 2 and the main antagonist in The Hunger Games. Katniss considers Cato to be her and Peeta's most fearsome opponent because of his size and strength, skill with many weapons, and savage pleasure in killing. Like most Careers, Cato has complete confidence in his abilities and expects that he will be the victor. Katniss believes he is not completely sane after seeing his reaction to the destroyed food supply,where he snaps the boy from District 3's neck. He is the last tribute to die. During the finale of the Games, he is pushed off the Cornucopia to the wolf muttations—fearsome creatures created in the Capitol—who prolong his death to the point that, when Katniss finally shoots him to put him out of his misery, he is nothing more than a gnawed and bloody hunk of meat. In the film, he holds Peeta in a death grip and pleads with Katniss to shoot him, having become disillusioned with the games and the Capitol, and finally realizing that their deaths were meant to be nothing more than entertainment. Alexander Ludwig portrays Cato in the film.