Can a victor volunteer for the Hunger Games?

I was thinking, that if a victor was in the age range for the games, would they be able to volunteer for another tribute?

So to say, if Primrose was picked again (if she was, the odds most certainly won't have been in her favor), would Katniss be able to volunteer and go into the games again?

This question excludes the 75th Games, as this is under different circumstances.


I don't think they could, simply because a volunteer comes from the pool of candidates.

Think about the reverse happening for the 75th Hunger Games only victors were in the pool of potential tributes so random teenager X couldn't volunteer to protect their victor.

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    Is there anything canon saying that wasn't allowed? – Tom Doyle Nov 17 '14 at 0:59
  • Not that's explicitly given other than the fact that only the potential tributes and the officials are really present at the reaping with tributes to be corralled off separate. – Brouellette Nov 17 '14 at 1:41
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    im pretty sure it says explicitly in the book, that the victors are removed from the pool. therefor them volunteering would be the same as an adult trying to volunteer. – Himarm Nov 17 '14 at 14:09

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