Favorite Characters From the Percy Jackson Series

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The Top Ten

1 Percy Jackson 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

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!


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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

Nico is such a great character. Throughout the series he grows in a little kid to a strong brave, confident, man. He probably has the most changed and character development throughout the series then any of the other characters. And I think that character development really makes the character interesting to read about. He may not be the main character or so up in the book as many times as other characters, but when he does show up you can see how truly great and powerful he is especially for being physically younger than everyone else (I know that technically though he is really old, but I feel like that time didn't really count). He has to go through so much more than everyone else. He lost his sister he doesn't really have any family or friends that cares for him. He is an outcast, and left alone for the majority of the books. Yet he still is just as powerful probably even more than the majority of the other characters on this list. Nico is a strong, great, interesting and powerful ...more - FiaFlora

Nico is my favorite character in the series for sure. I find his life very sad because he lost his only sister and his mother. I think he is kinda cute. He is very mysterious in many ways I just find him so awesome. He can shadow travel raise ad control the dead. I also like his dad very much I feel like since hades is an outcast on olympus that Nico is an outcast at camp half blood. He is also a very young boy yet he can fight while handling a sword the can absorb your soul. I was afraid he might have died in the battle of the labyrinth after facing King Minos and summoning so many dead souls

I lovwe Nico so, so much. I feel like he sheds light on the many secret thoughts and insecurities that people have. He is, in all honesty, an inspiration to every girl and boy with and without the similar fears and experiences he has had. Nico proves to be one of the strongest, most relatable and humane characters in the books.

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3 Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase

She's tough and smart, but also friendly and likable.

She's pretty, kind, and super smart but not a Mary Sue. She's so awesome and has to be my favorite character. SHE ROCKS!

Annabeth is trough and has been through a lot. She stood up to her mother, Athena, and protected Percy when he needed it. Like when she took a poisonous dagger/knife for him. Let go of Luke. Fell into tarturus and survived. Her loyalty is strong and greatly improved over the course of the years. Her knowledge is limited but she knows the right stuff. In all she is the best character in my opinion. ( other than Hazel )

Annabeth Is BOSS

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4 Leo Valdez Leo Valdez

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 really love Leo Valdez. He's funny, lovable and just pulls you in. He never likes dumping all of his pain and problems to his friends and is always striving to prove himself to the others. Unlike Percy, Jason, Nico, Hazel, and Thalia, he isn't a child of the big three. I hate the fact he likes Calypso. I mean, one, how does he know he really love her because he falls in love with every pretty girl he meets and the same goes for Calypso. She fell in love with every guy who landed on her island. What'll happen once she meets Jason or Percy or another guy? She'll move on in a matter or seconds. Also, while she immediately loves the other guys, she hated Leo at first. No way would I trust her with his heart.

Leo's just so funny and amazing!

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5 Thalia Grace

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!

Thalia is one of the best female characters in the story. Her personality is strong and independent. She is brave enough to sacrifice her life to save her friends. The buildup to her arrival in story is incredible and she had a major impact on the story. Along with Percy Jackson she is described as the greatest demigod of the age. She defeats a major villain and shows great friendship and Team Corporation. She is headstrong but loyal to her friends. By becoming a Hunter, Thalia gave up her chance to be an adult and have a normal life. This selfless action kept Olympus safe for a while and she showed just as much loyalty to Olympus as Bianca did.

Yep but should be 1 and should not be a hunter

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6 Tyson

I LOVE Tyson! He's such a cute character and I always looked forward to reading about him. - RebeccaN123

Tyson should be number 1 go Tyson and rainbow ponies

Tyson is my favourite character. There is no character that can make me laugh as quickly or as much as Tyson can. He is sweet and innocent and awesome despite his tough childhood.

Lol Tyson has bad grammer but he's funny though. He always sobs and yeah.

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7 Grover Underwood

Haha, I love this satyr. - RebeccaN123

Somebody who eats an apple that you're playing Hackey Sack with (The Lightning Thief) is automatically cool in my book, and throughout the series he's just hilarious

Haha Grover is so funny! I wish he had got a better part in Heroes of Olympus!

Shame he didn't really appear much in the Heroes of Olympus... - RandomUser

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8 Reyna

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?

Love love love Reyna! She's strong, mature, level-headed and beautiful! For me, she should rank higher on this list. She has been through so much, not only on the pressures she has faced as a praetor but what she has been through in her younger years. And for that, she has gained my permanent respect.

Reyna doesn't get enough credit. But, here I'm going to talk about her love life. She has a crush on Jason, he gets elevated to praetor, that's enough for her. They quest and lead New Rome together. Then Jason goes missing. She feels terrible, and yet he comes back with a super pretty girlfriend. After that, even though she is feeling heartbreak, she VOLUNTEERS for a extremely dangerous mission across the world. That is girl power. - skimmet1

Reyna is what you call strong. She makes all of the boys look wimpy! I mean being kidnapped, working for Circe, running from an abusive father AND becoming praetor! She deserves more credit. Poor girl! I wonder if Uncle Rick will let her get a boyfriend. I wish she got more credit though.

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9 Luke Castellan

I always felt kinda bad for the guy, but without him things with the god never would have changed.

I felt so different about Luke throughout the series. At first he seemed like a nice guy, but then we found out that he was a traitor. That really hit me even though I already knew he was one. Luke wasn't a very lovable guy, especially when he was working for Kronos. But when you think about it, you'll probably remember how he seemed different to Percy than the bad guy he thought he knew. Luke tried to go back and admit to Annabeth how he wanted a fresh start, but she refused. Then when the were on Olympus fighting Luke/Kronos, he pulled through and was a hero in the end. That's only a few reasons I love Luke so much.

I mean we all agree that he's a jerk throughout but in the end, he's the hero. We all learn his reasons and why he's the way he is. And even if we may not agree with them, we see where he's coming from and I just... This. This is the kind of villain I love, with backgrounds and weaknesses and depths, not just some mindlessly evil dude like Kronos

I hate him and I hate the way people love him... He's a traitor and will never be in my "like" list - Omega496

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10 Rachel Elizabeth Dare

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.

One does not simply hit the lord of the titans in the eye with a blue plastic hair brush. Gingers are cool, and she is awesome.

She should have popped up more in the second series! She awesome. I know she wanted to date percy at one point but hey, if you met percy and he was single then chances are most girls would want him.

Great oracle

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The Contenders

11 Hazel Levesque

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

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

Hazel's awesome! She has such an interesting background life and how can you not like her?!?!?!

Deserves WAY more credit than she's given.

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12 Jason Grace

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 cannot believe how many people still don't like him! come on, he is represented as a Mary-Sue, but you do have to give credit that he and Percy have some bromance, and that he helps Nico. Even though he acts serious, he's an understanding character that works hard.

I have to admit, I didn't like Jason at first, but after The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus, he gained my admiration and respect. Jason became such a good friend to Nico after he came out to Cupid in front of him. He offered Nico his support and told him that Nico was really brave. And his reaction at the end of the Blood of Olympus, when Nico said he was going to stay at Camp Half Blood...aww, I was so happy that Nico accepted Jason's hug.

Jason is 12th position, THIS is what happens when you give controls to kids who have still not understand the series.So let me clear you about something with Jason
1.he's stronger than percy because he defeated him in third book of heroes of Olympus series
2.he looks good and he is monster killing machine
3...What, oh come on after all he is the son of Zeus
So here you get the Jason Good! now at least he must be in top 3 list

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13 Blackjack

The coolest pegasus ever! And he owns the cover of The Last Olympian!

A horse who has humour, and loves eating doughnuts. What's not to like?

Best Pegasus Ever! He loves surge cubes. How come he's not the number one?!

Is very amazing

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14 Chiron

The Dumbledore in Percy Jackson series

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

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


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15 Silena Beauregard

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!

Underrated! I don't like it, but I think her death has actually made her more popular, because she died a hero and nobody's gonna convince me otherwise.

I'd rather her than Piper

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16 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.

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

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

Yes he's faboulous

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17 Piper McLean Piper McLean

She makes percy look bad! How can you like her?!

I liked her ever since The Lost Hero. I love how Rick made being an Aphrodite kid cool. Aphrodite kids are often underestimated and thought of as shallow but Piper is brave, cool, tomboyish and not afraid to get her hands dirty. She is willing to fight for her loved ones and not arrogant or a snob. In fact, she doesn't like attention. So yeah, she's my favourite female

I like that she doesn't take anyone's crap and isn't afraid to punch you in the face. However, her character completely revolved around Jason and that got old very quickly. She's already low, but I'd like her lower than Frank because Frank is perfect and doesn't deserve this

Dude she should be in the top 7 like she defeated khios and without her gaea would rule over Reyna my names rena but I still dislike her

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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

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19 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

Artemis is great!

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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.

Unlike most of these commentors, I liked him from before I met Nico.

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