Top Ten Percy Jackson Heroes of Olympus Characters With the Saddest Pasts

Who do you think had the saddest past BEFORE THE SERIES?

The Top Ten

1 Nico di Angelo 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 Trails 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 more.

"hey son open your wall's play with the dead,
Well be a perfect family"
When you walk away is when we really play
You don't listen to me when I say "dad,
Please answer me, where is my mom
And your Daughter had gotten fried because of him"
No one ever listens
The brimstone glistens
Don't let them see, what goes down in the graveyard
Places places get in your places
Throw on your dress and put one your doll faces
Everyone thinks that were perfect please don't let them look through
The curtains.
(this is a parody of the song dollhouse, it makes more sense if you listen to the song while reading the lyric I made up because Nico should be 1#)

I will give you ten reasons why Nico di Angelo has the saddest past. 1 he lost his mom 2 he lost his sister 3 he is the son of the DEATH God 4 he was rejected for like 99 percent of his life 5 he likes Percy 6 he was plucked out of the 1930s 7 almost everyone is afraid of him 8 he isolates himself because he thinks everyone hates him 9 his best friends are ghosts and 10 you didn't even spell his name right. It's Nico di Angelo

He's not son of the death god, who is Thanatos. He's the son of the Ruler Of The Underworld, Hades. - Ultron123

Leo's past is way worse and Nico is so overrated. I hate him the entire time he is in a books he moans about it life and people love him. Like what the heck why not like someone who does something. EVEN PIPER does more than him. And I already know I'm going to get attacked by Nico lovers. But he is overrated and way too hyped. If you read the books, he is by far the most dull and boring character. Leo and Percy are way better. And Nico doesn't have that sad of a past he just whines about it all the time so people make it seem like it's worse.

Neeks we all are sad for you! T-T At least uncle Rick gave him his sister, Hazel, back.

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2 Leo Valdez Leo Valdez

Leo's past has made me cry numerous times. I know Nico's past is sad I agree, but Leo's is depressing to me. Leo's mother died, Hera haunted him when he was young, he was blamed for his mother death, had numerous foster parents, none of those foster parents liked him, he is the seventh wheel, he died and came back to life, and he uses comedy to hide his pain. Leo and Percy are my favorite characters. Leo is an amazing hero and is so brace. His past makes me so sad. He is awesome.

He is my favourite character! His past is so sad, his mother was killed by his grandmother, he had to live in foster homes and everything! He is not even appreciated much, if I would have been in heroes of olympus, I would love to date leo, the fire guy!

He lost his Mom, he was unwanted by his aunt and the rest of his family, got blamed for his mother' s death, blamed himself for his mother's death, ran away from - what six? - foster homes and ended up at a school for "bad"kids, because he was unwanted? That's more than any other character in the Percy Jackson series! I always get mad when people say his past isn' t interesting because it is! - AnnaOfArendelle332

I laugh because it hides the pain - Leo Valdez

I think that is all I can say... sniff

But dude... he had a painful past...

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3 Hazel Levesque

Hazel DIED. And her life wasn't even good to begin with. How do you top that? She was called a WITCH, SEGREGATED, and EXPLOITED BY HER MOTHER AND A CREEPY EARTH LADY. She had is worse than anyone in these books

Hazel had been called a Whitch because she could find Jewels that are cursed! She's been rejected all her life. And Gaia possessed her mother to their deaths. But hazel is a hero she delayed the rise if Gaia and sacrificed herself. Whiteout her Gaia would rise because percy and the others wouldn't be born to stop her. So haters stop

She was SEGREGATED and DIED for Pete's sake! She was abused by her mother, called a cursed child and a witch, and still sacrificed Elysium so that her mother wouldn't get punishment!


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4 Luke Castellan

I agree that Leo Nico and Hazel had it worse, but not Annabeth. Luke had no parental figures in his entire life because basically his mom was insane and it terrified him and I think that's worse than losing your mom. Also, he ran away when he was a kid because of resentment towards his dad who cared for him but he didn't think that, was then tricked away by the bad guy, than got possesed by said bad guy, complete with mind control and forcing him to do things he normally wouldn't do like almost killing ANNABETH which he loves in a brotherely way, than realised he was being evil when he almost killed her, and stabbed himself and died a way more painful death then just normally stabbing yourself because he stabbed himself in his "Achilles heel" and yeah, I think that's about it.

I think I understand why he felt that way. He was rejected by Hermes and his mom's creepy oracle thingy caused him trauma and he ran off. He got a scar in his first quest and tired out by everyone's pity, he went to Kronos.

Do NOT judge a book by its (or his) cover.

Seriously. His life was so unfair. If I were in the books, I would have made sure he never bowed to Kronos.


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5 Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase

Rejected by her father when she was born... Blamed by her stepmother for the bad luck... Forbidden by her stepmother to even speak to her brothers, let alone have an emotional bonding... Shunned by her stepmother from letting her daddy save her from her nightmares and protect her from her fears, making her leave the place she tried so hard to make her home... Living alone on the streets, fighting monsters with a hammer with her mother (athena)'s blessings till she found luke and thalia, a family she could call her own, only to save them single-handedly from a cyclops and lose thalia, her best friend, who, in a last stand battle, and sacrificed her life to save her, luke and grover... Protected percy and put her life on the line to keep him safe and never gave up on him or left his side, even if she almost lost him to calypso and rachel... even when he disappeared after he finally became hers, she never gave up on him and searched the world to get him back... Found her lost mother ...more

At least others got home and someone to help them. She is unwanted since she was born, got hated by her step-mom, ran away from home when she was 5, live in the streets and beat monsters with a hammer (with no powers, unlike almost everone else), met Luke and Thalia, but then Thalia got turned into a tree and Luke 'changed' since his golden apple quest and turn into Kronos, then Luke died by her dagger. Hooray.

She was always stuck with her step mother who didn't't do Squat for Annabeth. Her best friend Thalia was killed by a Cyclops. She has gone through almost as much pain as Leo. She was only 5 when Luke and Thalia found her in an abandoned warehouse.

So rejected

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6 Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano

Percy and Jason both rejected her from their love life even though it was obvious she liked them. Sad.

Reyna is awesome...'enough said

Saddest life ever

First her father goes insane, then she accidentally kills him, then she makes a new life with her sister on Circe's island only to get kidnapped by Blackbeard, escape Blackbeard but get separated from her sister, join camp Jupiter and become Praetor, fall in love with Jason but then Venus tells her she won't find any demigods to love her, then she loses her chance with Jason cause he loves Piper, then she has to kill her pegasus, travel with coach hedge and face her family ghosts, then Rick "the Troll" Riordan sicks my ship (Reynico) by canonizing Solangelo in Trials of Apollo (hated that book). Oh yeah, and she lived with Octavian. Riordan please help Reyna I nearly cried when I heard everything about her in Blood of Olympus.

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7 Zoe Nightshade

She followed her heart and it got her kicked out of her family, just for helping someone - Lexiebutter12

Bob is technically saying hello to his granddaughter...excuse me, I'm going over there to cry now.

1. She was the daughter of a titan 2. She helped Hercules for her own good 3. She was kicked out of the hesperdes 4. She died

Zoe is my favorite character.thanks to atlas she is now in the stars

8 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.

People often underestimate Percy's past. They think he must have had an easy life, being so well-liked. But...Imagine waking up everyday of your life, knowing you were going to be abused. Imagine one day, your world just comes crashing down. Your mother is taken (probably dead), your best friend's unconcious and is not who he said he was, the car crashed and an ancient and powerful monster after your blood and you're there, defenseless. Finally finding a place to be safe, but the first few people you meet try to dunk you in the toilet bowl. Imagine being claimed by your birth father; only because he wanted you to do something for him. Imagine completing the task but when you arrive to inform your father, he acts like you're not there and tells his brother that you were simply a MISTAKE. He doesn't even acknowledge you! And people often forget that Percy was BULLIED at school, just because he stood up for other people. And I'm pretty sure you would not be happy if someone kept on ...more

I don't think he has the saddest part but people really underestimate what Percy went through just look back to the lightning thief his stepfather gabe was most likely abusive towards him was king Percy for money, taunting him, hitting his mother and maybe him when he was only twelve but this behavior is so well hidden because of the humor and sarcasm in the books

All I see sad with his past is Gab (is that his name? ) his stepfather who he only saw in the summer. So... I don't think it's THAT traumatic. Percy's mother that it worst then Percy.

I think it's because of so many other backstories in the series that people forget how percy felt on many points in PJO..there are so many points that show his mental state...and in HoO Rick only gave little hints about his he's clearly suicidal on a few points and then it is never talked about again in the series...after tartarus he almost seems like nothing happened...and one more thing, in my opinion, in pjo, we are reading from his point of view and he always seems to hide his feelings with humor...this is also a reason why people don't consider his past that sad because he waters down his true feelings

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9 Thalia Grace

Thalia may not have had it worse than Hazel, but she DEFINITELY had it worse than Annabeth. She basically lived like a hunted animal until her final stand. She had a bad relationship with her mother, Hera stole her little brother, she ran away from home and lived alone avoid monsters until she met Luke, and then she sacrificed herself to save her friends

Why a daughter of Zeus have bad luck

Thalia is my favorite c. She sacrificed her self for her friends.


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10 Calypso

She never knew the titans were bad, so she just helped them and thought she was on the good side. Then, she was forced to stay on a lonely island forever. Often, heroes would come. She would always love them and they would love her back, but they always left and never came back.

Until Leo got her out of the lonely island at the end of Blood of Olympus. - Anonymousxcxc

Why calypso? Yes her past isn't the best but it's a hell a lot better than other people on this list! - WhoareuCanada

Me and Calypso are cousins you guys know that right.

So sad...

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The Contenders

11 Frank Zhang

No one in the above list have life tied to a burning piece of wood

His mother died in war he was blamed for his great grandfather shun lun and his life was tied on a burnt stick

12 Ella

Ella small. Ella weak. Ella useless. Ella sisters hate her. Phineas wants Ella chained and hurt, and tried to be killed. *sniff, sniff*

She was small and pushed around because she was small and weak. Also, Phineas tries to hurt her for being smart and memorizing the books

Poor Ella

13 Sally Jackson

Domestic violence, sees her son like once a year, kinda died once, and the love of her life left her forever. Yeah, she had a great past.

She really had such a horrible childhood, and a horrible adulthood too.

She definitely had a worse life than percy. Why is he higher up?

She had a very rough life, she should be on the top ten

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14 Echo

Echo is forced not to speak what she wants to.

15 Bob (Iapetus)

Bob's struggle with memory and personal morals was heart breaking and highly relatable. Bob's sacrifice was wonderfully done as was Percy's promise to tell the stars hello for him.


He is my dad


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16 Tyson

Tyson lived on the streets and got attacked by monsters and he was like five.

17 Hades

Why do people hate him? Literally he's the ruler of the underworld! A place where those who died havw their consequences! Evil gets tortured, and good gets rewarded. Honestly, I think people should stop fearing death! I'm fixing to put 99.99% of the fandom in the "least favorite heroes of olympus characters"

Was the loser. Was the outsider. Was the infinitieth wheel. Lost his family. Had no friends. Had to live like that forever.

He made Thalia's life MISERABLE

Hades was lonley and sad

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18 Silena Beauregard

Let me make it clear, that this is a list about saddest pasts, not saddest presents. She ended up in ELYSIUM with her boyfriend!

She died saving olympus from a draken attack, she was tricked into being a spy for luke because he was nice to her and then she got her boyfriend killed

19 Grover Underwood

He had to stick with Polybetes so he could put the fleece on Thalias pine!

20 Piper
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