Top Ten Best Rick Riordan Characters


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.

I cannot even begin to say how much of a great character he is. He has sacrificed so many times and would literally lay his life for another person even if he might die, unlike Leo who only sacrificed himself because he had a potion from the god of healing. He has defeated many gods and goddesses such as ARES the god of WAR at the age of 12 even if he barely trained for many years at camp half blood. He has been on so many quests and leaded a war against Kronos and WON. He was offered immortality but refused, showing a noble character he is. He refused it so that many demigods and minor god and goddesses can be treated right. He has done good things despite being treated horrible such as in the sea of monsters when he literally was able to find Golden Fleece but took no credit and many campers ignored him. But Percy did not care and was only happy he came back alive. I can go on and on but he has done to many things to right all of it down. The best demigod there ever was, with such a ...more

Percy Jackson has done so much. He literally got his own series because of it. Also, I hate Jason.

No contest. Percy Jackson is the best.

The greatest hero of the series, who's only fault is being loyal, which says everything

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2 Leo Valdez 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).

Rant coming, be warned... Leo is arguably my favorite fictional character of all time, and I swear he has some stiff competition. I really want to mall all his time the story over and watch all the youtube videos and read all the fan fictions about him again and again. But I can't. Why? Because every time he's mentioned it's like a kick to heart, I want to laugh, cry and smile at the same time. He's so painfully relatable to all the seventh wheels out there, and I feel like I'm reading about myself. And that makes me want to stop because I can't bare it. Sure, he's funny, he has friends, he has good times, but... The main thing about Leo Valdez is pain. People dismiss him as the goofy one, the immature, silly one. But that's not him, he's hurting, trying to learn to laugh again but no one can see it. His humour and charm just hides someone badly damaged, and I can't let him inside because everyone's felt like that and it hurts everyone to read about it. So, thank you to the wonderful ...more

Honestly, Percy honestly is a good character, but he never had to go through what Leo did. Even though Percy thought about sacrificing himself, Leo actually did it (and came back). Sure, Percy has powers over the sea, but that's common for sons of Poseidon - fire powers are rare, plus, Leo is awesome at mechanical stuff! Percy doesn't have that skill. And despite all his awesomeness, Leo had to endure even more pain, watching everyone with their girlfriends and boyfriends. He was single, and when he did find a girlfriend, she was literally supposed to fall in love with every boy she sees (and she even hated him at first! ). Leo is just so awesome like that.

Leo made the series funny, and he was always the character that made me laugh the most. He's always joking even though his past was so sad, and he literally says he kept moving from place to place to keep the pain away, but he's still the funniest, sweetest guy. TEAM LEO


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3 Annabeth Chase Annabeth Chase

Percy would would be dead without her and she defeated arcane without any weapons at all and she did this all with a broken leg so bam

Annabeth is awesome she ran away at age 7 and survived she saw luke get killed with her own weapon made it through tartarus defeated arachnid fights another war and made it home in time for dinner so she's awesome!

Number 1 Annabeth
Number 2 Percy
Number 3 Thalia
Number 4 Nico
Number 5 Magnus
Number 6 Leo
Number 7 Jason
Number 8 Sadie
Number 9 Alex
Number 10 Frank


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4 Sadie Kane

I love Sadie she is so funny and witty. She technically dates anubis who is my favourite god and plus, the kane chronicles is my favourite book series

By far the funniest, quirkiest & most lovable of Riordan's characters

She's not afraid to speak her mind and she's able to cope with the fact that she has a double boyfriend which can be hard to deal with for us girls.

Sweet, funny, smart, quick-thinking and a TOTAL BADASS! She's also a strong and independent girl, sassy and quirky. One of my favorite characters in Riordan's books.

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5 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.

He's definitely my favorite character ever. He should honestly be higher on the list. He goes through so many hardships and pushes through no matter what. First his mother gets killed BY ZEUS then his memory is wiped and he gets put in Lotus Casino for hades knows how long AND has to deal with having romantic feelings towards Percy but not knowing what to do about it AND his sister dies AND Hades treats him like crap AND goes through TARTURAUS ALONE AND gets trapped in a jar AND is hated by pretty much everyone AND almost dies trying to get the Athena Statue back to camp and the list goes on. He in the end decides he won't let fear rule his life and stays at camp and winds up meeting his future boyfriend. THE END.

He's a better character than Percy in my opinion

Nico is great. So is Leo. They need to date.

Nico must be higher in this rank. I love Nico <3 <3 Be happy with your boyfriend

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6 Magnus Chase

Definitely a brilliant and refreshingly original new character - not as popular as percy, yet, but perce has had many more books to get into the fangirls. Magnus's new book will hopefully put him higher up, when it comes out! (Wish I hade two votes so I could vote for Leo - my other favorite character! )

A powerful character that has sense of humour, a bit stubborn but smart and inspiring at the same time. Deserves to be no. 1

Read to new book this character has so much personality. - francesco

Magnus Chase was a refreshing new protagonist in Riordan's, he's powerful in his own way, since he is the ONLY main character that isn't accually good at direct fighting, he still gets by with his witts and with help of his friends, because he is also a great friend. Usually in any fantastic fiction story the healer is not that relevant to the story, but Magnus Chase takes command and his own story. You want to talk power? he is the son of one of the most powerful Vanyrs and wield Jacques. Want talk about sad story? The kid was literally homeless, and still irradiates ligth. Even if you want a good LGBTQ+ rep, he is a least bi, he's not afraid to follow his heart despite the person he's chasing's gender. He is fierce, but definitely not fearless, he didn't even give up after he was dead, all that makes him original, refreshing and awesome. Percy Jackson is still my favorite series but Magnus is my favorite character.

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7 Carter Kane

He is way smarter than everybody else except annabeth. Plus, he has heightened abilities thanks to horus and can match percy in power.

8 Coach Gleeson Hedge

My favourite quote from any riordan books is "Hey I like peace as much as the next satyr". And who says that...Gleeson does. But Valdez tops it off with "You hate peace". So funny lol

He needs to be higher cupcake...

9 Thalia Grace Thalia Grace

Favorite fictional character ever - PineconeFace

Totally awesome baddass! My #1 favorite character in the whole series

She's totalt BADASS! My all time favorite character!

10 Grover Underwood

How is he this low you guys, GROVER ROCKS! He is like the animal-rights activist of the group

Wow. A character that is not full of themselves. A rarity amongst Percy Jackson characters.

Grover is pretty great

The Contenders

11 Frank Zhang
12 Jason Grace Jason Grace

Honestly guys..Jason out of the top 10! YOU Gotta be kidding me..He is the joint strongest demigod in the series(Along with Percy).. Born to be a leader..His leading and military skills are second to one...Even when he was dying he saved his friends...And guys don't forget the fact that he saved Percy in the ocean...His wind manipulating and lightning powers just make him stronger...So In my opinion he's the best demigod there is!

By the way someone said that Jason died for his friends that is wrong Leo is the one who died for his friends.

He died for his friends! He should totally be in the top ten!

13 Zia Rashid

She just plain rocks

14 Alex Fierro

ALEX FIERRO IS AMAZING BEST CHARACTER EVER. She/he had a hard life, but is still an amazing person. She/he is funny, smart, sassy, sarcastic, and I ship FierroChase forever.

Alright. If I'm the only one here who read Hammer of Thor, u should know that Alex didn't have a death in her (his) family, yet had an abusive one, especially since her mother (Loki) only made it worse by opening their eyes to the Norse mythic world. Also anyone who can resist Loki's control to kill her is awesome. She deserves more credit than Piper and Walt and whole ton of others. Also, when Thor AND Halfborn Gunderson said that she/he was unmanly, she/he showed them that they were wrong. She is way more underrated than wut u might think.

Favorite charector! Thanks so much for representing the LGBTQ+ community!

I just absolutely LOVE Alex! She/ He is so strong and such an amazing character. She/ He is the first Gender fluid/ trans person I’ve ever read about in a book and I just think that she/He wasn’t just forced into the book just because Rick wanted a bit more diversity, but that she/he just so happened to be part of the LGBTQ+ community and I just love the way that Rick wrote her/him. She/He is probably my favourite character out of all the books I’ve read (and trust me, that’s a lot )

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15 Apollo

He might be arrogant and somewhat selfish but he still cares about his friends. (Trials of Apollo)

I wonder why he is so high. Don't get me wrong, I think he is actually great.

16 Hazel Levesque Hazel Levesque

Why is she so low, she's the sweetest and very badass, also with a sad past

Why is she so low?

17 Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano

Hell why is she so low? She had her whole childhood taken away from her, had to kill her own father, separated from her sister and got rejected by jason YET she kept on putting the legion first ignoring her broken life REYNA FOR THE WIN

Why, in the name of zeus, is she so low in the list?


Gee feel bad for her first her father died then she got captured then separated from her sister then denied by every boy she likes and her Pegasus Scpio dies and nearly watched her sister die honestly people think about the Pegasus charity It makes my sad R.I.P Scpio

18 Margaret McCaffrey


YEES I LOVE MEG! I think that Meg, Alex, Leo, and Sadie should all meet and be amazing together. And by the way, “Because my brother is Stoo-pid! ” Best quote ever! In case you couldn’t tell, I love Meg.

19 Samirah al-Abbas
20 Hearthstone

A deaf rune badass elf!

Really this guy had to suffer so much go through so much pain. Abusive parents, the death of his brother, running away from home, the thing with rune magic, returning back to the site of his childhood trauma and claiming the inheritance rune. He at least deserves 5th place.
P.S: I ship with Blitzen

I love him so much! Hearthstone has been through so much, but he always stayed strong. He’s my favorite character in the Magnus Chase series!

21 Piper McLean Piper McLean

What! Piper no good! She horrible, first on Worst Percy Jackson Characters. I don't think she should be on this list. - 766925

I personally love leo but piper is the one who stays cool when she was battling a giant Annabeth was shivering no offense to her but piper is such a reliable character you have to admit you can respect her

Piper is very tough, and witty.

A funny character

22 Blackjack
23 Bes

He sacrificed himself for the Kanes, that alone makes him one of the best characters-Therese Erlyn

24 Will Solace

Solangelo for life

Obviously the best charector for the LGBTQ+ community!

25 Iapetus
26 Mallory Keen

Mallory Keen. Need I say more?

27 Sherman Yang

Who's sherman?

28 Tyson!! Where are you!


29 Mrs. O'Leary

Best girl right here

Best pet ever - chubbypanda394

30 Bast

She is so good to the Kane's and she loves Sadie so much she should have a part in this! She is so cool and her skills in a fight are awesome!

31 Anubis

He's really cute

32 Luke Castellan Luke Castellan

How is he not on this list?

33 Calypso Calypso

She has gone through a lot; made a small mistake in chosing the Titans side in the war and her punishment was Ogygia for all time, was awarded with a hero that she was cursed to love but they always ditched her. Also she is the daughter of Atlas, poor girl! But even though all that she is still so kind and has an important part in the Dark Prophecy. Go Calypso!

How is she below reyns, reyna is a loser who killed her own father

34 Rachel Elizabeth Dare
35 Zeus

He’s the best god

36 Blitzen

Funny, humorous, and an expert at fashion

37 Frederick Chase

He was willing to battle the Atlas to protect his daughter! He's mortal! He could have been killed easily, and he knew it, but he still battled a titan to protect and retrieve his daughter!

38 Chiron

He may not be people's favourite but why is he not on this list?!

39 Bianca di Angelo
40 Estelle Blofis

Percy Jackson half sister

41 Bessie! (Ophiotaurus)

I mean, come on guys, you just can't leave out our favorite cow-serpent

42 Zoë Nightshade

She is the bravest character in all novels. Go Zoë

She was in the dam scene.
And she is amazing.
Go, Zoë.

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