Top Ten Heroes of Olympus Characters

The Top Ten

1 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).

Leo is just an amazing character. I think Percy and Annabeth are so overrated and Leo is 100% the smartest demigod on the ship, not Annabeth- he doesn't get enough credit in that regard. He's just an awesome character and though he's a hot mess in Blood of Olympus he's still a great character. I feel like he's also one of the three characters with flaws that actually get called out in the series (Nico, Leo, Reyna) and he's so three dimensional. I love characters who are flawed, because that's what makes them real. That's what makes them characters who are remembered.

I’m a sucker for comedic characters that act stupid, funny, and full of themselves, but are secretly very deep, intelligent, insecure, selfless, and misunderstood. Leo Is the PRIME example of this. He is definitely one of the best written characters in the Percy Jackson universe (not to mention one of the most relatable) and will forever be my one of my favorite book characters EVER.

So it was just sad. Leo's past was sad, and his whole "seventh-wheel" and "no girlfriends until the end but then in the end he died" thing was just sad. I ship him with Hazel since they were incredibly connected, and... how can I explain it? It was just complicated... nobody's past was as sad as his (even Nico's), and he wears a mask of laughter to hide his pain. He was hilarious, but that was just one side of him he created to hide his true feelings, and that was what made me love Leo. Just think of it. He was the only character that (Hazel doesn't count, she's a daughter of Hades... and she ends up in Elysium) ACTUALLY died and caused ACTUAL grief among a lot of people. You know, only Sammy mourned about Hazel death? I'm sure I'm gonna lose my appetite for weeks about Leo's death... a loss of an excellent character! But thankfully he revived

He's my favorite, and YES, I'm a nerd, but I swear he's just like the Top 10 Fictional Character Backstories in Fantasy. It's so sad, and he felt like everything's his fault! ~S

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

He is the best in combat. He can even control blood, poison, and even make hurricanes. He is really powerful, and kind, and helpful.

Ok. We meet Percy and our minds are just blown. Further along the story, we found out more ad more about his story and he just worms his way into our hearts! Percy is powerful but still doubts himself and we can relate to him easily. Percy had problems at school so he feels like he isn’t good enough and a lot of people can relate to that.

Honestly, I have favorite parts in every single book of HOO about mainly him. In the Son of Neptune, I love the way he talks about Arion. And that the only thing that kept him going was just Annabeths face. In the Mark of Athena, I love his little diet coke escape plan, it had me dying. And he sneaks out with Annabeth. Love that part. In the House of Hades Percy is just so caring about Annabeth I nearly cried. And in Blood of Olympus he is just the normal Percy I love. Shame on those who don't vote him, even if he's 1st!

He's a Seaweed Brain. While Leo would be teaching me about making stuff, and Nico would be teaching me to amp up the creep factor, Percy would be teaching me to fight, give me love advise (I'd push him over a sand dune) and show me how to smuggle junk food.

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.

How can you not like Annabeth? Right from the first few lines when we meet her we just know she is a good character. She will do anything to protect Percy’s life and she cares about her friends and family. Annabeth fits really well into the series, she is smart and kind and cares about her friends and will do anything for them. Annabeth is powerful and can somehow keep Percy more or less under control, that takes skill!

Annabeth is such a strong character. All the rest of the seven have supernatural abilities (e.g. flying, charmspeak, shapeshifting) whereas she only has her brains. Yet I feel she is the strongest out of all of them because she uses common sense and logic to win battles, and she outsmarts the enemy rather than beating them in a battle of physical strength. For this she can be underestimated, but she always manages to come out on top. Annabeth is a highly determined and ambitious character, and she will stop at nothing to reach a goal and get what she wants. She has had a hard time trusting people at times (which is probably due to her past relationships with her family and with Luke) and often prefers to work independently. I think for this she is misunderstood by people such as Leo, who find her intimidating and stand-offish. But Annabeth feels she has to do everything herself, for fear if she allows someone else to carry out a task that they will get hurt or won't carry it out as ...more

I love her, but I feel like she mellowed out too much after she started dating Percy. Not that I don't ship Percabeth (I love them). ~S

She is such an under appreciated character, unlike the others, Annabeth is highly dependent on herself. Even though she has no supernatural abilities of her own, her brain makes her the most valuable demigod out of the seven. Let us also not forget what she has been going through throughout the entire series, by far, she has had the most difficult journey, and for the most part, she had to do it ALONE. She deserves more recognition, that's for sure! Annabeth definitely deserves a rank in the top 3 at least!

4 Nico di Angelo Nico di Angelo is a fictional character created by Rick Riordan. He appears in Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Hero of Olympus, and parts of Trials of Apollo. As a son of Hades, the boy is a demigod. He befriended Percy and had many roles in his long time appearance including stopping Minos, fighting ...read more.

Honestly, Nico is hands down my favourite character from the books. He has so much character development, we see him slowly change from the curious, enthusiastic little kid to the survivor of Tartarus. He's strong, capable, cunning and skilled but he's also relatively understanding, relatable and I love the fact that he is gay. Some people insist that it was sudden but I had realised by the end of the Last Olympian I simply could not see Nico with a girl, though I did think he was just going to stay single. He's a well thought out character who is flawed, can be horrible and is quiet, but he's great representation for introverted people, LGBTQ+ people, Italians, goth/emo people and more. Also, the fact that he's so loyal to Percy and Hazel really warms my heart and it seems to me he's just as loyal as Percy is.

He's been through so much. I don't get why the campers didn't really like him at one point. I mean yeah he's dark and scary on the outside but once you get to know him you learn that he is nice and has good intentions but is hurting on the inside.

Nico has always been one of a kind, he always felt like it would be better to act like someone else. He also lost some family members in his life. He also is dark, but always because of good reasons. Being scary to some people might make you feel bad but nico understood other peoples reasons. Now in his life only two people actually care about his life and those people are hazel and percy. So to me dark is not the only to talk about him.

I simply love Nico. He is so full of emotions, pain, sorrow, and, despite this, he is an important presence for the Seven with his powers and his love too throughout the whole series. He can fight everything and he always exits from every single battle - with monster or with feelings - a little bit weakened, a little bit more broken, but still there, with his grin, his tears and a lot of problems he never asked for but anyway has to deal with. Besides, even if I didn't know him, I would love him only for saying that "those who are heartless, once cared too much". A sentence which means a lot to me. If I were a character in any book, I would probably have the way of thinking of Annabeth - curious, smart, a bit brave too - but totally the heart of Nico.

5 Hazel Levesque

She's a badass. She would help Leo teach me about making stuff, and help Percy teach me to fight. then we'd just crash and watch horror movies.

At first I really didn’t like Hazel, she had no backstory that we knew of, we didn’t know really anything about her. However when we got through the story, we find out her backstory, her pain and her joy and she really starts to grow on you

I never understood why people don't like her. She's amazing! She came back from the dead after SEVENTY YEARS. She was bullied and was rescued by Leo's great- grandfather, she had to move away from the one person who actually loved her, after she comes back she runs into a descendant of her old boyfriend but is still an awesome fighter!

Of all the Characters, she has the most interesting backstory. Plus, she has magic, Pluto powers, and crazy gem conjuring stuff. Enough said.

6 Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano

Reyna is such an underrated character. She is such a queen- it's rare for a female to become praetor of the Legion, but once Jason goes missing she manages to run the camp by herself for months. She's strong and smart, but she hides her emotions and will always put other people first. She's an amazing character and I love how Rick makes sure to state that Reyna does have flaws (unlike Percy, Annabeth, Hazel, Frank, Jason and Piper who have obvious flaws that are never touched on in Heroes of Olympus).

She is a strong, independent queen who does not need a man to survive or define her self. (SPQR: Super Powerful Queen Reyna) I love her character and I am glad we got to see her point of view in BoO.

Reyna is honestly one of my favorite characters in the series. Look at her life. Her backstory is one of my favorite ones. She had to kill her father to protect her sister. She then is imprisoned by pirates. She goes to Camp Jupiter. She has such a tough personality. She became praetor along with Jason. She loved Jason. But when she realized Piper and Jason were dating, she didn't let her grief ruin her. And, I think that she and Jason would've actually had a better relationship than Piper and Jason. She is a strong, confident person on the outside, but when you know her better, you realized how damaged she is. Like I said, she killed her father. Because she loved her sister. Then Jason goes missing, leaving her basically in charge of the camp alone. Then he comes back- BUT WAIT! He has a girlfriend. And she really loved him. But she never showed it. Think about if your life-long crush, went missing for almost a year. You are paranoid, but trying to stay calm. But then he shows up ...more

Reyna was strong throughout the entire series. She didn't give up when Jason left her or when Percy refused her, she continued to be determined. I think Jason made a huge mistake when he left her for Piper. Sure Piper is pretty but so is Reyna, not only that Reyna is independent and strong. Piper is just this girl who thinks that Jason is the world(Percy is the better) and is totally dependent on him. She's like a pretty princess waiting for her prince charming but otherwise useless.

7 Frank Zhang

I think Jason and Frank should swap.
In my opinion, Jason is a slightly less powerful Percy with a more serious attitude. And I prefer snarky, sarcastic people like Percy and Leo.
I also really like Frank. His life depends on a piece of wood, and he can shapeshift. Thalia can basically do everything Jason can do. But is there anyone else who can do what Frank can?

Come on. Frank does NOT get enough credit. He connects to a lot of people because he has so many flaws, and yet he's still a hero. And he definitely proves his heroism by saving everyone SO MANY TIMES. He is an ultimate shapeshifter AND a son of Mars. Frank is awesome.

He's so relatable. He's got so many insecurities, but he still moves on and that's inspirational to me. I really love his character and he's pretty amazing with all the powers and abilities he has!

Frank is one of my favorite characters because he is so much like me! Plus he's saved everyone a bunch of times! He even got the blessing of Mars twice! How cool is that!?!

8 Calypso

I love that Rick freed her from her curse and brought leo back to her.

Kind and caring but also tough and don't-you-dare-mess-with-me.

Calypso is pretty cool! She is strong and lovable.

Calypso is best doki

9 Jason Grace

If I'm being honest he wasn't really my favorite at first, but now I like him a lot because of how I can relate to him. I love his idea of expanding/choosing his family and would love to do the same. I also understand why he's so "perfect". I understand what it's like to try your best not to make mistakes that others have made so that you don't end up like them. He is definitely the character that I connect with the most. People say he is a worse version of percy but I think they are looking at the wrong qualities(not saying that jason is better though. Percy>Jason). Jason has definitely not done as much as percy, but he is still brave. His sacrifice helped Apollo and Meg complete that part of there quest and without it, they would probably all be dead. He tries his best to please everyone and keep peace and I admire him for that. R.I.P. Jason.

One of the reasons there are multiple POVs and 7 demigods, is so that Percy is not always the main hero. Don't go saying Jason "replaced Percy", because Percy is no longer the main focus, the 7 are. Other people can be heroes and leader too. Not just Percy.

I really don’t know why everyone hates on Jason. Sure he came in just as Percy left, but that doesn’t make him a replacement. They both have completely different stories and backgrounds, sure they have estuary in common but they are two seperate people. I love Jason as a character and I think he is a great fit into the story. He and Piper make a great couple #Jasper

People think Jason is SO PERFECT with no flaws, and a pretty useless character who is very arrogant. WELL, I'm glad Jason was introduced into the series cause we've already got enough jokers and why would you want another one of them? Jason is serious because he was abandoned by his mom, raised by brutal pack of wolves, and lived in the Roman Camp which was basically like a Military Camp. You can't expect a person that lived like that to be all relaxed and comedic like Percy or Leo. You need some seriousness in life as well, you can't just live your life like it was some kind of joke, because it isn't.

People say that you can't relate to Jason. I disagree, I know some people that CAN relate to Jason, I think most people can relate to him, but because you probably don't have any famous relative or amazing sibling, you feel no connection to Jason. Here is an explanation:

Imagine if your father was a famous musician, and then everyone just expects you to be as good as him, ...more

10 Piper McLean

Piper is a good character. She makes a good fit into the story and I know some people say she is useless but SHE IS NOT! In the lost hero, she stops Leo and Jason from killing each other, and she had only just learnt to charmspeak. Piper is relatable, she is strong and confident, but it takes her time to get there and all she wants is to spend time with her friends and family

To be honest she really does a lot, she is just not portrayed as a badass, so people don't take her as seriously as she deserves. She stopped so many battles within the groups and outside. It's important to know that she takes care of the gangs emotional state, as well as helping them kill the enemies. She is a daughter of beauty, but is also super smart. This is unique and unpredictable. Anna Beth is smart because she is the daughter of Athena. Piper goes against those odds of being a typical daughter of Aphrodite and is clever and down to earth. She is also the only reason Leo stayed at wilderness and didn't run away, its because he found a sister.he found family after a long time of being alone. She also risked her own life to save nico, who she didn't even know at that point.

I feel as if she is really underestimated. Literally everybody would be dead without her charmspeak and she is soooooo loyal!

I honestly don't understand the hate piper gets. she's a really good character. the thing I hate most is people who say 'I hate piper because she said percy was unimpressive' because she didn't say it out loud or anything, and it's literally her opinion? she barely knew him by this point and she didn't openly say anything rude or unkind, and she was really nice to percy through most of the rest of the series, not everyone is going to love percy as soon as they meet him. (of course, I love percy, so don't come at me and say that I'm disrespecting percy. I'm not, I love percy)

The Contenders

11 Gleeson Hedge

Hedge should be higher up. HE's not the best but he's SO funny but also protective and understanding.

He technically counts as a main character, since he is there almost as often.

Hedge is full of spirit and has a funny violent personality

So funny. Definitely stupid but in a funny way

12 Mrs. O'Leary

She is friendly and awesome. I know I want her as my pet.

Lol pol she just sucks to the core of the universe

How dare you! Ms.O'Leary is absolutely cool! Really,a friendly hellhound? That's just so COOL!

I she was my pet

13 Festus

OH MY GOD! I love metal fire breathing dragons repaired by my favorite human in hoo. Festus is just amazing.

Doesn't an awesome Bronze Dragon count as a character?

Ok! Who doesn't love Giant mechanical fire breathing dragons!

Fetus is pretty cool

14 Blackjack

Blackjack is the best thing ever, he is hilarious and caring, he should be above jason

Oh Yeah! Anyone who thinks that Blackjack is not Awesome is Dead!

Blackjack is the best flying horse ever. He is caring and funny.

Blackjack was one of my favorite characters. He is hilarious!

15 Tyson

Tyson is so cool. He is a little clueless but I love him

Tyson is caring and loveable.

Tyson is caring and fun

Tyson is the funniest, cutest, and awesomest.

16 Bob

Bob I said an emotional character who does anything for friends and even when he realizes what had happened he still stays with them and saves Percy and Annabeth’s life.

Iaeptus percy dipped him in the river lethe in the sword of hades and he helped them in tartars '

Bob is cool and awesome! It was sad that he sacrificed himself.

He is such a cinnamon roll and just yeah

17 Small Bob

Small Bob is awesome. I love Bob too of course but Small Bob that little bit more

Best cat ever! Small Bob and Festus are the best.

Small Bob is better than everyone.

He is a good character

18 Thalia Grace

#1 favorite character. She awesome and you can't deny it. She is super badass and one of the best fighters not to mention that she's lieutenant of the hunters of Artemis. Thalia's also so noble, she died to save her friends. How much better can you get? Rick needs to give her way more attention. She deserves her own book if you ask me.

Thalia is fierce,fun and great in battle. She is the daughter of Zeus and the sister of Jason. She joined the hunters of Artemis and is my favorite character ever! You go girl!

Lobe thalia to death. Wish she got to make more appearances. For now I'll just have to settle with the best book in PJO, The Titans Curse.

Why is she no.? She is the definition of awesomeness

19 Will Solace

Will is very caring

He makes Nico happy.

SOLANGELLO EQUALS YEEEEEEEESSSSS
Ok When I first met Will I thought ohhhh I looove you. Then he was gay, no problem! Why? Because he is with Niiiiiiiccccoooo! Will is awesome #Solangelloisdabest

My friends and I were shipping each other with PJ HoO characters and I got shipped with Will. I love Will, and I don't like the people in the fandom that make him gay and like Nico.

20 Dakota

Dudes, it is clear Dakota is da boss.
Not only is kind and hilarious, but addicted to KOOL-AID Y A S
He backed Hazel. He is an awesome friend to her and Frank despite their differences.
HE SHOULD DATE GWEN (yup)
He's the ONLY character than stays true to himself despite being a leadah
HE DUZ NAT dISCRIMINATE dem Satyrs (nop)
'tis clear he is da best

21 Chiron

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Yeah but Chiron is super cool!?!? I mean like,seriously,if it wasn't for him Annabeth wouldn't have really been able to learn how to really wield her awesome fighting skills she already had!

Hate him. Read The Titan's Curse. He said something mean about Nico

He is a strong brave and always knows the right words to say.

Chiron is strong and brave and knows what words to choose.

22 Rachel Elizabeth Dare

She's the oracle of Delphi and deserves more respect X3

23 Grover Underwood

I really think he is cool I was sad when I saw he asn't in the next series

He is awesome

I feel like Grover is too underrated. Like, he kept Percy alive for a year. Not that easy. ~S

Grover deserves so much more than he got. Percy wouldn’t even be at camp half blood if it wasn’t for him!

24 Poseidon

I feel like he has been a pretty good dad to Percy... that’s about it.

25 Damasen

Damasen is just amazing. He was so brave in the face of his father who at the time was very angry. I would not face Tartarus happy or not. He was loyal to Annabeth and Percy by buying them time to escape. Between Bob and him I do not know what to say.

Damasen stood up to his father and that's no small feat

Damasen is brave to stand up to the wrath of his father.

Why is all the way down here? He is a really big hero

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