The Capitol and related characters would not have been aware of her during “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” but Mags Flanagan (Lynn Cohen) would have been 15 years old at this moment in “The Hunger Games” timeline. A resident of District 4, Mags was only one year away from being a Tribute during the 11th Annual Hunger Games. She was the Victor that year, which was significant for many reasons. After the success of many new amenities introduced during the 10th Annual Hunger Games, Mags would have been the first to go on a Victory Tour. Before this time, Victors were just sent home without any monetary incentives. To bring more pomp and circumstance to the Games, this was also the year that the Victory Village was introduced. Mags would have been the first to live in a house of her own given to her by the Capitol.
In the following years, Mags became a mentor and watched several of the Tributes from her District fall into the violent Games. In the 65th Hunger Games, Mags mentored Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) who was the youngest to win the Games at age 14. Mags did not survive the Quarter Quell after volunteering for Annie Cresta (Stef Dawson). Her legacy remains as one of the oldest Victors who cared for the people she mentored like her own children.