75th Hunger Games
Gloss was reaped from the pool of existing victors from District 1 to participate in the 75th Hunger Games in Catching Fire. He represented District 1, along with his sister, Cashmere, and wore a sheer silver tunic at his reaping.
TrainingHe was present during training and spent a little time with Katniss Everdeen, when he and his sister invited her to practice making hammocks with them. Katniss described them as polite but cool. He sticks with his sister, and also mingles with the other stronger Career tributes and Peeta. In the film, he showed exceptional skill with throwing knives. Katniss says he got a very high training score, along with Cashmere.
Gloss was also present during the interviews, where he thanked the people of Panem for showing kindness to him and his sister. In the film he called the people of the Capitol his beloved family, and claimed that no one could love him better. He and his sister were among the victors who were trying to show how betrayed they all felt through their interviews. He joined hands with the other tributes as a sign of strength. He wore a dark silver jacket, black pants, and boots.
It is assumed he was a good swimmer, since he and Enobaria were the fourth and fifth people to make it to the Cornucopia. In the arena, it was noted by Katniss that he wasn't particularly swift as he was shot in the calf when he plunged into the waves trying to escape Katniss' arrows. This attack was not fatal, he managed to ignore the pain, and he made it to the Cornucopia with his allies.
In the film, Gloss nearly reaches the Cornucopia at the same time as Katniss, but he trips over a stone; when he reaches the island, Katniss shoots him in the calf, as in the book.
Gloss was one of the members in the Career pack with Enobaria, Brutus, and his sister Cashmere. Soon after Finnick Odair, Peeta Mellark, Mags, and Katniss make their way out of the Cornucopia, Gloss and the other Careers made their way back there to pick off more tributes. After the bloodbath, the Career pack retreats to the jungle.
DeathThe Career Pack later made their way to the Cornucopia on Day 2, where Gloss slits Wiress' throat while she's singing was alone at the waterside, earning him an arrow in the temple, fired by Katniss. This resulted in a quick death, and in a similar way Marvel had previously been killed: by Katniss' arrow, directly through the throat in the book, and the chest in the film. His sister was then killed by Johanna, who buried her axe in Cashmere's chest. In the film adaptation, Katniss fires her arrow into Gloss's heart, killing him. Shortly afterwards, his body is thrown into the water when the cornucopia begins to spin. Gloss placed 11th out of 24 tributes, while his sister placed 10th.
Since Gloss was a Career tribute, he most likely killed many tributes in his original Games and during the third Quarter Quell. On Day 2, he kills Wiress, which led to his death.
Gloss and his sister, Cashmere, were both described as being classically beautiful. He had caramel/blonde hair like his sister. Considering that both were Career tributes, Gloss and Cashmere were physically stronger than most of the other victors, being relatively young and from pampered District 1.
- "There's the classically beautiful brother and sister from District 1 who were victors two consecutive years when I was little."
- ―Katniss on Gloss and Cashmere.[src]
Cashmere, his sister, was the only person mentioned in Gloss' family, both sharing a close relationship. Gloss and Cashmere won consecutive Games, and were presumably highly honored by District 1, as Career Districts honor their victors.
- Cashmere and Gloss are thought by Katniss to most likely be in their 20s because their consecutive Games happened when Katniss was a child.
- Cashmere and Gloss are the only known brother and sister who have won the Hunger Games.
- In the films, Gloss was shown to be the tallest tribute with the biggest build, like Brutus.
- Gloss was one of the youngest males in the 75th Hunger Games, along with Finnick and Peeta.
- It is possible that Cashmere and Gloss were the mentors to Glimmer and Marvel from the 74th Hunger Games.
- Gloss was the last tribute Katniss killed in the 75th Hunger Games, or in any Hunger Games.
- In the film, Cashmere and Gloss were interviewed together by Caesar, while in the book they were interviewed separately.
- The way Gloss was killed mirrors how Marvel was killed. Both Marvel and Gloss kill one of Katniss' female allies (Rue for Marvel, and Wiress for Gloss), only to be killed by Katniss herself.
- Both Marvel and Gloss in the film versions were shot in the chest by Katniss.
- On Capitol Couture it is revealed that Cashmere won the 64th Hunger Games and Gloss won the 63rd.