Effie Trinket is a Critics United employee. She tags along Marrissa Roberts, Primrose Everdeen and Peeta Peeta Sandwich Eater in the train ride from District 12 to The Capitol, as well as the training preceding the Hunger Games that the three are participating in.
Effie does not appear in the scene where she should have appeared, namely the Reaping. Instead, the names of Marrissa, Prim and Peeta were called by President Curiosity Snow instead.
She does, however, appear in the train ride. She is described as a mad fangirl of Critics United and The Hunger Games, "cryin lick a dum baby" when the train gets blown up and she immediately assumes that she is not going to get to the Games. She is also really excited at Marrissa getting one of the highest scores ever in the history of the Games.
- In THE MARRISSA GAMES, she is only ever referred to as "Effee", without the last name.
- THE MARRISSA GAMES (First appearance)