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.

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!

He 's amazing. Funny and brave but really relatable. Percy is the reason why the series is so hilarious! You have to admit it, it wouldn't be Percy Jackson without Percy Jackson.

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 breaks my heart. Not like I hate him, but he used to be the bright little kid with olive skin and silky hair and an obsession with a trading card game. He used to be annoying and talkative and wore orange camp shirts and loved his big sis and stood up for her against a manticore even though he had no clue what the Hades was going on. He was happy and bubbly and had this cute kids crush on a heroic, hot kid. Then Bianca died and he went pale, stopped cutting his hair, stopped playing his card game, started wearing black, hated his crush, and became obsessed with all things dark and death.

breaks my heart.

Nico is just this cool kid who used to be so sweet, but as he understands the world more, he began to turn cold, yet in the end, he supports Percy in the war and is still brave, strong, and extremely smart!

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

3 Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase is a daughter of Athena and one of the main characters of both the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus series. She's also Percy Jackson's girlfriend and has no particular powers aside from her brains and tactics.

Annabeth is literally the best character in the entire PJO/HOO universe. She's everything that everyone wants to be when they grow up. She's smart, brave, bold, friendly, sarcastic (in a good way), beautiful (but she doesn't brag about it), patient, etc. Sure, her fatal flaw is pride, but no one is perfect. She is also very similar to Ginny and Hermione, my 2 favorite Harry Potter characters.
Her achievements go without saying:
- She held the sky of the world! Percy and the others who held the sky said it was painful and hard and all.
- She stood up to her mom when Athena disapproved of Percy.
- Percy admitted in the Ship of the Dead that she was the most powerful demigod of her generation.
- Mark of Athena (that should be obvious)
- If not for her, the gods would have never won the Titan and Giant War.

Annabeth is literally the best character you could ever ask for. Not only is she super intelligent, but she's also incredibly brave and she's not afraid to fight. She's also a brilliant role model for girls. Another reason she is my favourite is that she's so relatable you feel like she could be real!

The series is so amazing, every single good character means a lot to me!

Annabeth is by far the best female character in the entire fandom. She went through so much but that doesn't prevent her from reaching her goals.

Her fatal flaw is hubris but that's another reason why she appeals to so many people - such a relatable character.

She ran away at the age of 7. AT AGE 7. She met Thalia and Luke, the first two people who she felt actually knew her. Then Luke turned evil, and she wanted to prove her worth! Chiron didn't choose her for quests. When he did, she was with Percy Jackson for the quest (who Athena forbid her to be friends with). She went through so many obstacles. She held the entire sky for several days, found the statue of Athena & defeated Arachne single-handedly with a broken ankle. She went through so much, and she is a true representation of girl power! Piper, Thalia, Reyna, and Hazel are great too!
But Annabeth means so much to me - her ...more

Annabeth Chase is definitely not a Mary Sue. She is an amazing character and is not the center of attention. She also has many flaws like hubris.

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.

Why is Leo not in the top 3?!?! Leo is the most awesome, most funny, most AMAZING person in the history of books.

"The Doctor is: IN DA HOUSE!

"Now serving: ALL DA LADIES love LEO"

You can't not vote for someone like that.

Leo is so awesome! He's so funny and he made me laugh so hard when I was reading. It's so sad he had to be the seventh wheel!

5 Thalia Grace

Thalia is one of those characters that don't appear a lot in the book, but every time she appears she's in one of the main events. That proves her importance!

I love Thalia, she's so cool and badass... besides I love her quotes:
Hera: Ohh, Thalia Grace, when I get out of here, you'll be sorry you were ever born.

Thalia: Save it! You've been nothing but a curse to every child of Zeus for ages. You sent a bunch of intestinally challenged cows after my friend Annabeth


"You called me a scullion? What the heck is a scullion?"


She's a well-written and entertaining character I really wish she got more time in the spotlight.

She seems so cool and she sacrificed herself for her friends

6 Grover Underwood

SO UNDERRATED Grover is amazing. Rasta cap and reed pipes all the way!

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.

Grover is SOOOOO underrated! He's so sweet and I hate that he's not in heroes of olympus a lot!

Grover is always supported towards Percy and I just love how he’s kinda quirky and awkward. It just makes me love him even more

7 Tyson

Tyson is so adorable and I just love him there are no other words to say

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

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.

8 Reyna

Reyna is amazing. She's brave, loyal, clever and a brilliant leader. She went through so much and is so misunderstood.

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

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?

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

9 Luke Castellan

Luke is a seriously underrated person. I know he did bad things. For starters, he turned against Olympus.
But was that truly his fault?
He only did it because his father, Hermes, ignored him. Hermes had forgotten his son, just another little child of one of his former loves... Hermes didn't care... he didn't love...
Second, Luke invited Kronos inside his own body. But he only did it because of above reason.
Only after a book or so did he realise his mistake.
Do you know what he did to get rid of Kronos?
Just think about it.
A young man, with a seriously evil titan possessing him, whose only choices are to kill himself along with Kronos or let Kronos do the killing

Like is a very controversial character but I just adore him because at the end she did what was right and he should be more appreciated.

, 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.

10 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

Sry, but how is she above Jason? I love Hazel, but at times she wasn't that exciting. You might say the same about Jason, but to me, Jason was amaazing.

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

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

She threw a blue plastic hairbrush at Kronos. That explains itself

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.

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

I have mixed feelings about her. On the one hand, she’s so creative and cool, a perfect Oracle, and sassy. On the other hand, though, she tried hitting on Percy even though she knew he liked Annabeth, and was rude towards Annabeth.

12 Chiron

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.

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?

13 Blackjack

Blackjack is just a whole mood. I love the relationship he has with Percy.

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

I loveeeeee Blackjack! His personality is just so cute, and his obsession for donuts is like, so cool!

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

14 Jason Grace

I cried so hard at his death, and I don't understand why people think he's a copy of Percy. Just because they are sons of the big three? They literally have opposite personalities. Also, why do people hate him because he's serious? We don't need another demigod like Leo or Percy, always cracking jokes. Having at least some serious demigods evens it out. Also, if you were in Jason's place, would you be joking around? He was raised by Lupa, when he was TWO. He grew up most of his life at a Roman camp for demigods, Camp Jupiter, which is like a military camp. And people hate him because he is SERIOUS? He isn't bland at all, and he should be in the top ten.

RIP, he definitely deserves to be #1, sure he's not as funny, but another funny character, and this series wouldn't be action anymore, it'd be comedy. Just because Jason is serious doesn't mean he can't be the best, honestly he should be #1.

Honestly, I've never liked Jason. One word to describe him is BLAND.

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.

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.

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!

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

16 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.

Silena proved that Aphrodite were more than just girly-girls. In fact, she should've replaced Piper, in my opinion.

17 Frank Zhang

WHAT HOW IS HE 17?!?!?!?! Frank isn't my favorite character, but he's definitely in my top 10. He is a son of Ares, yet he's like a cuddly panda bear, and wait, he actually CAN TURN INTO a cuddly panda bear. He should be in the top 10, for sure. I also really don't see why Thalia is so high up. In my mind, she isn't even a main character. She's plays a role in certain books, but besides The Titan's Curse, she isn't really a 'main character ' in any book.

Entire roller coaster of emotions top two favorite characters

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.

18 Zoe Nightshade

She comes off a little chilly at first, but Hercules didn't give her ANY credit for the Golden Apples. I mean, she loved him and thought he did too! Hercules betrayed her trust and love.

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

Zoe is one of my favorite characters. Zoe the Hunter sets out on quest that permits her to save Artemis, her leader and the goddess of the Hunt. This Act shows the danger and adventure that she is willing to take to save lady Artemis even knowing it could mean her death. She has portrayed loyalty to extreme standards. Zoe is a character for whom we seem to root in the book. She takes the story through twists and turns and amazes reader with her past. Zoe can also be thought as the bravest among her sisters.

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

19 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

20 Hades

He is the only one of the Big Three to keep his promise, he found a way to outsmart it, making him smarter than Zeus and Poseidon. He actually loved Persephone, even if he kidnapped her. He actually cared about his children, saving Nico and Bianca and showing Hazel his powers, instead of being like Zeus and just popping up at their deaths to turn them into trees or like Poseidon, who just wanted his name cleared. He got the short end of the stick with everything when it came to his bros. He then somehow became the villain in everything.

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

The best goddess, tied with Athena. She isn't vengeful, usually, and she doesn't want to be married, but she gives SOME boys a chance. SHE EVEN LET TWO BOYS INTO THE HUNTERS OF ARTEMIS! She is very mature.

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 Sally Jackson

The best book mom ever! They're always either not in their kids lives or helicopter parents who are all in their kids business. But Sally one of the only book moms I've even read who is a good mom.

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

23 Hermes

Hermes is definitely my favorite god in the series.

He should be up there

Best god ever


24 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! "

25 Will Solace

So amazing and such a good healer. Nico couldn’t have anyone better.

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

If some one can get close to Nico beside his sister's they have to be good

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