Marvel was reaped for the 74th Hunger Games, as the District 1 male tribute. He trained his whole life for the Games. Like most careers, he has a favored weapon, a spear. During the opening ceremonies, Glimmer and him were spray painted silver and wearing tunics. But in the movie they wore purple feathery outfits that stuck out. Marvel recieved a training score of 9.
Before the Games even began, Marvel allied with the other careers; Glimmer, Cato, Clove, the District 4 female, and the District 4 male. When the Games started they let the District 3 boy in so he could reset the mines to protect the supplies and they also let Peeta in so they could find Katniss.
After the wild fire the careers were slower than before. Marvel survived the attack from the Tracker Jackers after Katniss dropped it on them. But Glimmer and the District 4 girl were not as lucky and they were killed.
After Marvel and the other Careers recovered from their tracker jacker injuries they began to hunt for tributes again. When Katniss and Rue formed their plan to destroy the supplies, Rue made a fire as a decoy to smoke the Careers out and go to the fire to kill the tribute who started it. Marvel and the others set out to find Rue but after the supplies were destroyed by land mines set up from District 3 boy, he watched as his partner, Cato snapped his neck. Marvel and Clove were able to calm Cato down and told him that the one who destroyed their supplies was probably killed as well in the explosion. They wait for night to see the faces of those who were killed and find that the tribute did not die. Marvel, Cato, and Clove then set out to hunt the other tributes.
When Marvel, Cato, Clove, and the District 3 boy went to find out who started the fire, Katniss blew up the supplies with the mines and Cato flew into a rage. He killed the District 3 boy but Marvel and Clove calmed him down. Marvel set a trap, in which Rue fell into. Rue calls for Katniss and she comes running. Marvel also appears and stabs Rue in the stomach with his spear. Katniss shoots him directly in the neck and when he tries to pull it out, he drowns in his own blood.