Favorite Characters From the Percy Jackson Series

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The Top Ten

1 Percy Jackson Perseus "Percy" Jackson is a fictional character, the title character and narrator of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.

Percy is everything that most people want to be- humble and modest, yet a hero. Percy Jackson is the Son of Poseidon, and the strongest character in the book, yet he doesn't seem to care or brag about any of it. Percy is truly the best. - top10master

As much as I love all the other characters, no one would ever top Percy Jackson for me. He started the whole series, making it one of the best I've ever read.

Throughout both series, you could see how he could be funny and sarcastic to strong and determined to kind and loyal. Even though that his fatal flaw was being too loyal, that's really one of the main reasons I love him, because of his loyalty to his friends.

Unlike those other Greek heroes and Greek gods, he may be arrogant but not to the point that he was too proud to care. He turned down immortality, probably because of Annabeth and his friends but to request for something better. He turned down his chance of becoming immortal and made a request for the better of future demigods.

And that was when I knew that Percy Jackson was an even truer hero then Hercules and those other Greek, arrogant, heroes. Not only did he save Olympus a couple of times, saved the world, saved his friends and everyone else, he ...more

Percy has had like the worst life ever. He just had to hustle through childhood, into like adulthood at like 13! That is relatable for kids like me that have "that need to hold up the sky" Did you get the joke? But Percy is like Sassy and upholds everything he needs to. I mean Percy dove into water that could've wiped his memory, to help his friends. Oh did I mention that Percy had to choose between his friend and the gods. He had to make the right choose and give look the knife. Oh did I mention if it wasn't for him the Romans and the Greeks might not have band together to stop Gaea from rising. Percy got his memories wiped to save the world! He really deserves this role!

My absolute favourite fictional character of all time! Super sweet and caring, but also sarcastic and funny. Though others might disagree, I believe him to be the most powerful of the seven (eight including Nico), maybe even the most powerful of the two camps. I absolutely love his rebellious little attitude, standing up to gods and anyone else he encounters. As well as his little knack for getting in trouble. The HOH series really drowned out his personality though, which makes me sad. I first read that as a comment and after being furious I realized it was true. He kinda lost his spunk as other characters were introduced, like that quick temper and quicker wit? I didn't really feel that in HOH. But despite this Percy is pretty much my IDOL I love him too much for a fictional character! I can't stand reading books over again yet I've read this series several times! Can't even express my fondness of Seaweed Brain!

2 Nico Di'Angelo

Nico is just amazing. A one of a kind, really. Personally, I see Nico as character that a lot of people could connect with, I find him more... Relatable than the rest of the characters. Nico has gone through so much: a lost of a family member (s) depression, anxiety, fear of what people might think of him and feels like an outcast. Plus he is homosexual. To be honest, I don't think I would ever take up the role of a "leader" of some sorts, like Nico, I would pretty much do my own thing or follow what others are doing. Nico never really wanted to take the role of the "leader" and most of us would relate to. I think Nico has taught us so much and to overcome our fears. Percy is great, trust me, I'm all pro for percy, but I always found Nico more interesting and, like I said, relatable. Nico's character development is clearly one of the strongest and biggest development in the Percy Jackson series. Must I say, well done Rick, what a beautiful character you created

He is my top favorite. He had gone through a lot of things, and he's still strong. May be a little better than Percy.

Probably my favorite character ever.

Nico is strong and fast I also like that he can scare people away sometimes in my opinion he is strongest and my favorite character in percy jackson

3 Annabeth Chase

She is very smart, I wish I was as wise as her!

She is so smart, I wish I was wise like her!

Who could be wise like Annabeth? She IS a perfect friend for everyone.

Annabeth rules that's life people

4 Leo Valdez Leo Valdez is a character from the book series Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan. He is one of the seven heroes in the Prophecy of Seven. He is a Greek demigod and is the son of Hephaestus, and has the ability to create and manipulate fire (pyrokinesis).

There's no words. Leo is simply amazing. He's funny and impossible to hate. He doesn't like to "burden" others with his problems and never think of himself first. It's heartbreaking that he thinks of himself as the seventh wheel, the one that would never fit in or have a girlfriend. The only reason Leo fell for Calypso is because she was the first girl to ever show any kind of attraction towards him and that is so unfair. Calypso would probably fall in love with the next guy she saw and he deserves so much better than a girl who can't help but fall in love with every guy she meets. Though I feel I'm being unfair to her, even calypso hated leo when he first showed up. He's always smiling and can crack a joke in any situation not to mention how selfless he is. Leo valdez is and will always be just as much of a hero if not more than percy jackson or jason grace

Leo is basically that comic relief. What makes him so interesting is the fact he is purposely comic relief for the group to hide the darkness, guilt, and uselessness. He is such a selfless character, always trying to prove himself, especially since he believes he is unuseful to the others. Not 'hotness', not 'guilt' no, those are not the reasons why. I love Leo Valdez simply because no matter what situation he is put in, he still manages to put a smile on your face.

I love Leo, he is awesome and though he acts dumb he is actually very smart. I feel kind of bad for him because he's the seventh wheel, but how can you NOT love Leo? He always can joke around, no matter the situation. He can lighten any mood, and he's always selfless.
"Welcome to Leo world"

Leo Valdez deserves the earth and the sky. He isn't the character with the most problems, but he may be the most underrated character in the whole series. He is by far the smartest, smarter than Annabeth since he was able to solve math questions that stumped most educated adults. He was able to fix any car by the age of five. He learnt both English and Spanish by three and was fluent in Morse code by age six. He's faced horrible, horrible things. He probably cries himself to sleep at night because he is drowning in guilt and self-doubt. But he is still brave enough to put a smile on every single day. He is still able to crack a joke in dangerous situations, even if the mode doesn't call for it. He is still able to hide everything on the inside from his best friends, and the only reason he told them was that it came up. He would have kept bottling it up until it exploded and someone died by his hand again, by accident of course, unless it's himself. If he didn't smile, he would be a ...more

5 Thalia Grace

Strong woman, and Artemis lieutenant.

Thalia has been through so much, she's such a badarse, and I just love her. She was brave enough to sacrifice herself for her friends, she was brave enough to stand up to 4 different goddesses, she was brave enough to turn down power. And her fighting skills rock, how could anyone forget how she kicked Luke's butt! She developed throughout the story and became more mature, but she still retained her attitude and guts. She's my favorite female literary character. She could take Katniss down with her hands tied behind her back:) Thalia is amazing. Enough said

Thalia is a main character, right along with the seven. She never disappeared. She appeared in the majority of the books, and when she didn't, she was at least mentioned once or twice. The buildup to her arrival was incredible, and she had a major impact on the story. She even replaced Annabeth as Percy's main female companion for a book and a short story. She defeated a major villain, and she and Percy are shown to develop a strong friendship and team. She was proclaimed by Grover and Atlas to be, along with Percy, the greatest hero of the age, and the most powerful demigod. Here's to the original Team Percy Jackson: Percy, Annabeth, Grover, Thalia, Nico, Tyson, and Rachel!

She is literally the best. Thalia is so brave and she has such attitude (in a good way ) I think she is the best character in the whole series.she sacrificed so much and wasn't given enough credit.i personally think that she is as brave as Percy is

Just because she isn't the main character that doesn't mean that she isn't the best

Simply LOVE her

6 Grover Underwood

I love nature. He does too.

Grover is so underrated. He is funny in his own way and cares a lot about nature and his friends. He also wants to save the world but at the same time he just wants to stay out of it and that is so relatable. And he likes food. - PercyJacksonfan

I looove nature, I sure he does too.

Haha, I love this satyr. - RebeccaN123

7 Tyson

I agree. The Stolls are better. But Tyson is awesome too! He's really funny and loveable!

Since nobody added the Stolls on here (and I can't because I don't have an account), I have to go with Tyson. He is so funny and he is the (third) best character in my opinion. I'm sorry, Tyson is great, but I love Travis and Connor Stoll more.

Annabeth was so rude to him in the movie although thailia was killed by a cyclops so she kind of has a point.so funny and great he loves his brother Percy so much

He is the funnest and best character in the series

8 Reyna

Reyna is brave and such a good leader it's so sad she can't get a guy though! #daughter of aphrodite! OH MY GODS I LOVE LEO

Great person and risked so much, always puts her duty first.

Reyna is the best! Curse you, Aphrodite, I would have married her long ago if it weren't for you.

Love Reyna, especially since Blood of Olympus. No matter what comes her way, whether it be titans, giants, ghosts from her past, or stupid boys who don't deserve her, she always handles it and stays strong. Plus, how can you not love someone who has two dogs made out of Gold and Silver?

9 Luke Castellan

It was so sad when he died, I almost cried. *sob*

, luke is like, THE BEST! Vote 4 him or go take a right off the cliff to Tartarus!

I still sort of liked Luke's character even after he became evil. In a way, he's a little like an older version of Percy.
They are both sarcastic and humorous. Both, Luke included, are extremely good swordsman, are brave and kind. I think if Percy had been a bit less loyal or kind, just a tiny bit less, then he might've joined Kronos.

Look, as much as I love some other characters more because they are simply have better personality and are more loveable I gotta admit Luke is literaly looking the best character ever. He is at first a side friendly character that shocks us with his betrayal then he is dangerous enemy you are scared of, then he is a powerful villian you can understand and sympathize and then he is the hero that sacrificed himself to correct his mistake. I read a lot, but I never found a better antagonist

10 Hazel Levesque

She is awesome!

Hazel really showed how brave she is and she is a severely underrated character. She has been through so much, like her mother's death, and let's not forget that SHE DELAYED GAEA THE FIRST TIME. Who knows what would have happened if she hadn't done that? Being Nico's little sister also helped Nico be a better person again since Bianca's death. She is a brave fighter, and she is kind, loving, caring, and all around one of the best characters. She doesn't deserve only #27

Yeah you are right. Plus is is the third best of the seven heroes

She is really cool, but I wished we got to see more of her personality - PercyJacksonfan

Hazel was an awesome character, and I think that she should have gotten someone better than Frank, not that I didn't like Frank, but he was kind of a Pansy

The Contenders

11 Rachel Elizabeth Dare

Wow... She is so cool girl. Rick Riordan DID make the character well.

The hairbrush of doom

This girl threw a plastic hairbrush into the eye of the most dangerous titan lord ever. In the words of Percy Jackson, she has gained my permanent respect.

I loved it when she hit the titan lord with a blue plastic hairbrush

12 Chiron

I like him he's very sartastic but still it's so funny because basically it goes like this camper: Chiron we added a bunch of sheilds and don't use phones for fear of attracting monsters but what color should we make the shirts chiron: let's make them BRIGHT ORANGE!
y did he make them that color?

The Dumbledore in Percy Jackson series

How can you not like this guy and his classical music?

Chiron is so cool especially in the battle of the labyrinth.

13 Blackjack

Pegasus, super nice and loyal!

Best Pegasus ever!

Best pegasus

I wish I had a Pegasus like him

14 Jason Grace

Jason dies a painful death after receiving a prophet that he or piper should die in the Trials of Apollo series. Don't you agree he needs a better ending? Also Piper and he broke up.

He is so brave and handsome and also REALLY powerful. He is one of the favorites.

Why would you put him at 14?!? He is da best

I don't understand how many people don't like him! Its also sad that everyone is comparing him to Percy, trust me, Percy Jackson is an amazing character, but Jason isn't a cold, stern and heartless demigod. He can have fun and has helped everyone in many ways. If it was not for him, many characters that we love (yes Percy, even you) wouldn't be here now. He also helped Nico with the Cupid incident, and was there for him when not a lot of people were. Stop being so mean to Jason! Jason is not a Percy and Percy is certainly not a Jason, both of them are leaders and powerful in their own ways.

I completely agree. Also, there was this incident where Jason was the only demigod who prayed for Nico's happiness to his father. That really made me like him a lot - ObscuredBeauty

15 Charles Beckendorf

Beckendorf is that cool person that isn't one of the main characters, doesn't have an important role and practically contributes to nothing, but the one that everyone secretly loves.

He is like Cedric Diggory (sorry for comparing it to Harry Potter) a sweet guy but never gets the spotlights until they die

Beckendorf and Selena were probably one of the cutest couples in the series

I love him! He is strong, lighthearted, and he achieved elysium! FAVOURITE CHARACTER!

16 Silena Beauregard

Can't believe she died.

She is beautiful

Rick had so much potential with this character. Either Thalia or her should have been in the seven instead of Piper. I mean, think about how interesting it would have been if Silena survived. She lost the love of her life, she owns her sweet girly-girl personality and is still a warrior, and some campers would still be calling her a traitor for being Luke's former spy. This is one of Rick's few mistakes with these AMAZING books that pretty much define me. Silena Beauregard should have survived

I loved her! Sure she was a traitor but first of all, she was tricked into it, and she was promised that Charles would be safe! She did what she did out of love! Plus, what she did before she died was truly heroic! Silena FOR THE WIN!

17 Zoe Nightshade

Such a great character and died to save her friends. She also lived for like 2000 years before dying.

I love her star girl

She needs to get higher! Not to mention how much work she had done to help to save this big old world. She is so loyal and humble, two traits which, if she didn't die, would lead her to supreme success

We love you Zoe!

18 Poseidon

Hey, guys if you can vote for the awesome Percy Jackson can't you vote for his awesome dad...

Come on! Who doesn't love Poseidon? He is one of the best godly fathers.

The waves scratched me on a rock yesterday

He is the best God come on admit it

19 Frank Zhang

Entire roller coaster of emotions top two favorite characters

He is a asian like me!

The most underrated character in the whole series. It breaks my heart that so many people that read the books find him weak or boring, because I absolutely love his character. He is caring, sweet, modest, and bashful (making him even more adorable.) He sometimes will underestimate his abilities, but is always there to back up his friends, especially Hazel (one of my fave ships by the way.) On top of his amazing personality, he can turn into animals. Like any animal. But yeah, that's pretty boring - dig the sarcasm?

Frank is one of my top 3 favorite characters. His backstory is sad, but some what realistic. His character evolves wonderfully and he is tragicly played. He is an outcast, but at the same time people love him. He is a redeemed character that has amazing powers. His past is similar yet different from Leo's. Because while Leo's backstory slowly plays out during his childhood, Frank's story, powers, weaknesses, secrets, and deaths all hit him at once. He is insecure, which explains him being a little bit rude to Leo. His relationship with Hazel is sweet, and wonderful break from the drama of everything. Frank is really nice, sweet, and kind. With deep character flaws, and misjudgments. Which makes him awesome. Also his powers are so cool, but you wish he didn't have them, it's sad to see the fact that this awesome and wonderful characters life depends on a stick. Thanks Rick, for this awesome character.

20 Hades


Hey! Come on! He's Nico's dad! We all love Nico, give his father some credit!

The God of Death, and the father one of my favorite characters Nico. Enough said.

He's Nico's dad. Basically what everybody is saying: he's the father of my favorite character. YES. And come on, you have to feel bad for him that he was excluded from Olympus.

21 Artemis


You gotta love the man hating goddess who, ironically, only respects one man, the main character, which proves my point, the main character can do anything...

I love how she is smart and not hot headed like most of the other gods, and I love how she legitimately cares about her hunters

She's the best goddess of the all, the smartest, bravest awesomest one. Come on, the gods would fall apart if not for her. Totally kick butt and man hating which so proves my point. Plus, she's a huntress and hangs out with immortal girls

22 Hermes

Hermes is definitely my favorite god in the series.

He should be up there - Mayachen2006

Best god ever


23 Coach Hedge

Come on cupcakes! Vote for coach hedge

Amazing guy. He is the coolest. So funny. He just makes me laugh. I think he is hight though. lol!

He's like a more badass grover

"Pokemon, gotta kill 'em all! "

24 Sally Jackson

I've never seen such a cool and clever mother in any other books. She understands her son the best.

She purposely chose to stay with the nastiest, most horrible human on the face of the earth. She remained with Gabe, who abused her. All to protect her son. She deserves to be on her list and you know what? She deserves to be on the top ten best fictional moms list.

When she found love for the second time, I was so pleased. She deserves to have a good man to treat her right. And percy deserves a proper father figure...no offense Poseidon...your awesome but you don't get much time for your children.

Best mom ever. I mean who wouldn't like her. Poseidon was right she is a queen of woman

Sally should be way higher on the list in my opinion, she was very understanding of Percy, and in general a very good mother

25 Will Solace

Um he is amazing

I vote for Will Solace because he not only has helped Nico out of his shell and saved him from pushing himself as far as killing himself MANY times but also saved Annabeth's life in Last Olympian. He is also one of the only people who can calm down Clarise. He is the head of the Apollo cabin, an amazing healer and archer. He has a big heart, works hard and lights up everyones day. Plus he's Nico's doctor and boyfriend whats not to love about the Significant Annoyance!

Uh... I don't have much to say about Will besides that he is kind and helped Nico get out of his shell.

I'm kinda surprised Will is so far down on this list considering that most people love Solangelo

26 Apollo

Haha haha, apollo is literally the sun what's not to love he is like the best god ever he is like my dad I'm a demigod!

He's like the PJO fandom's Sheldon Cooper. You feel sad for him, and you want to smack him in the face at the same time! He's the jerk we all root for, and he isn't that mean toward demigods. I say, at the least, he should be ranked higher than Athena. I mean, I respect her and all, but as she said, "Wise counsel isn't always the most popular counsel." This is a popularity contest. Apollo should be ranked higher.

Apollo my favourite go he really should be higher up. He's a cool. Character being so sassy and he's funny. With the trial of apollo out I hope he gets more liked. I mean he's self-obsessed and always thinking of him self makes it even funnier.

So awesome, and whoever said he should have his own series predicted the future

27 Clarisse La Rue

She is literally the definition of a headstrong woman. I wish she got more credit for being such a good fighter. I know people are generally opposed to children of Ares, but Clarisse isn't exactly daddy's favorite. It is well known that Ares favors his sons, so she always had it rough. All in all, people don't realize how much of a heart she had hidden under all her attitude. Besides being a badass warrior, I also like to believe she looked more like those slim interpretations from fanart. To be honest, there are so many unrecognized heroes in the story, (Travis, Connor, Bianca) but Clarisse really hits home for me.

Though she came off as as a bully at the start, as time went, I began to really respect and even sort of like the daughter of ares. She's headstrong, hot tempered, rude, tough and a leader. Clarrise fights for what she believes in and is just as stubborn as percy jackson. She's very independant and thinks having friends and showing your soft side makes you weak. She puts up a strong wall to hide that she has a heart just like leo uses his jokes to hide the guilt and darkness and insecureness. When she came to avege silena's death, she reminded me of Achilles, who despite being one of the best warriors, sat out the war until the death of a close friend and then joined to avenge their death despite the fact it could have been avoided if they had pushed aside their pride. Despite that, clarisse truly cares for people though she doesn't always like to show it. Though her father's one of the least likeable gods, she's a good person and someone to be respected

My girl yes

She's underrated to be honest

28 Bianca Di'Angelo

Bianca is just awesome. She is smart, she is loyal, she is brave and she sacrificed herself to save her friends. She deserved to live for a longer time

Bianca definitely should have been higher she’s one of my fave characters

Bianca, though only starring in one book of the first series, was very brave and caring, especially to Nico. If Nico is #2, how can Bianca not be higher? She was always careful to make sure everything was safe, and was kind to everyone (who was not a monster)

Bianca could have been a much stronger character, and compared to Nico, she is cardboard

29 Bob

He is very very nice.


In the demigod diaries he lost his memory and became bob and now he is in the second series

He should be higher up. It surprises me why people like KRONOS more than him. How is he even related to kronos?

30 Festus

Everyone would probably be dead without Festus.

He saved leo

Festus was awesome! Plus, you've got to give him credit for being blown up

He sacrificed himself to help his friends. He is awesome. Anyone who is related to Leo, I like.

31 Kronos

He's so evil! I don't like him.

Luke aside, he's a bit more 2 dimensional than some of the other villains.

He's so evil! I don't think he should even BE on this list!

Why is he here

32 Ethan Nakamura

All he wanted was his mother to get credit, and died trying.

I liked him. He shouldn't have died. It would be interesting to see what would have happend if Kronos/luke wasnt immortal.

I like him a lot. It's all the gods fault he died. :(


33 Gwen Madison

Anyone who dies and comes back to life is awesome in my book.

Gwent is kinda cool and she came back to Life?!

SHE was only there fore 2 parqagraphs

34 Athena

Athena's awesome how can you not like her she is the GODDESS OF WISDOM FOR GOODNESS SAKE!

Come on people! Vote for the most amazing God ever

Goddess I mean

How can people not like her she is the goddess of wisdom and battle she is much better then Ares ( in my opinion, and sorry Ares's Fan). She's also Annabeth's mother and Annabeth is awesome. Plus all of her children are awesome (yes I'm mostly talking of the guy that created the labyrinth. )

35 Bessie the Ophiotaurus

Because guy sea cows named Bessie are totally hip.

Bessie was discribed so well in the bookes and sounded so cute

36 Magnus Chase

Honestly I just enjoy his character the most: his unique experiences, understandable wolf phobia, and outlook on life bring a new depth and light to the series. Although admit Percy, Thalia, and Annabeth are tied for close second in my favorite Percy Jackson character list.

WOAH, WOAH, WOAH. HOLD the phone. If I'd seen him earlier, I'd have voted for him!

He's great! I like him more than Percy

I love this character though it was a close call

37 Mr D

Come on, he deserves some credit just for being the only person alive capable of coming up with so many names that start with a P or a J in order to avoid the right one:L Plus you gotta love the man that plays pacman during the end of the world!

Mr. D should be somewhere at the top!
He amuses me and he does show his affection for Percy in the Books. He cared for his sons and he is just a fun character. You HAVE TO give him some credit.

38 Jack

Jack is the best! He isn't reliable, but he's really useful and makes a great character.

Jack is the talking sword of magnus chase


39 Percabeth

Percy and Annabeth are the best characters, and they are always better together!

Percabeth is one of the ships I hate and why is it even on here I mean percy and annabeth are characters but this, this is not

40 Khione
41 Hera


HERa isss he hfrhuhr worst

Hera's kinda like my friend's mom. -_-

Annabitch is stupid.

42 Hecate

Hecate is the goddess of magic, and the mist. She saved Percy and every modern day hero with her magic. Without the most, people would have a modern Salem witch hunt and probs kill all of the demigods. Probably one of the most overlooked. Her titan grandma was Pheobe, and her mother was Nyx goddess of night. She is one of the only descendants of this Titan, and her mother controls space and basically every other universe except our, so take that Zeus. Oh, and Hecate is really the most powerful of all of the gods because she can manipulate anything, confuse anything, and she controls reality, plus she can cast any spell. She is basically filling the UNIVERSE! SHE CONTROLS REALITY, AND DESSISIONS! Without her Hazel and Nico would die, and every demigod alive. SHE COULD EVEN BE ZEUS, SHE IS THAT POWERFUL! So Rick, if you are reading this, Percy Jackson was fantastic, but HECATE DEMANDS MORE ACKNOWLEDGMENT! SHE COULD EVEN ALTER REALITY AND MAKE YOUR BOOKS NEVER EXIST! SO NOT INCLUDING HER ...more

43 Pan

I love nature. I love the wild too. I once wrote a story about Warriors of the Wild.

God of the wild! I love nature!

God of the wild

By far the best God character

44 Damasen

Damasen is so Brave to stand up to Tartarus and buy Percy and Annabeth time

45 Connor Stoll

I think that he plays as good side character.

Stoll brothers are like the Weaselys twins in Harry Potter

46 C.C.

Circe turned percy into a guinea-pig!

Cc is pretty cool

47 Thanatos

Thanatos invites the feeling of remembering that death is still a beautiful thing. Even if we are afraid of it, he does remind us it really is gorgeous.
He also plays an important role in the story, giving everybody a reason to learn more about the plans of our villains

He's pretty cool, with the wings and the scythe. He snapped Frank out of a daze that sorta saved him in a way. Even if He was putting frank in danger of dying in the first place-

48 Juniper

Juniper is sooo sweet and she actuly cared aboute grover

49 Typhon

Beat all the gods at once... Enough said

Shut up you

50 Eros (Cupid)

I hate you for torturing nico.

Love can kill
Love is a weapon
Love can be used for destruction
Love can heal
And the Lovers can be used
I voted for this troll for a reason...
Because he is right about love
It's painful like the thorns on a steam of a rose
But, beautiful and delicate as the rose itself

Love hurts, Nico

Very hot god

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