Top Ten Best Rick Riordan Characters

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.

Loved him. Loved his character, he's so funny. Totally ship him with Annabeth forever.

I understand why he is number one I mean like who is better than him?

Percy DUH! If you think that Percy is not the best WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!

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

2 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).

Haha, Leo is so funny but he is definitely the weakest of the seven but he is the funniest.

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

On the favorite character thing leo was number 3, but here he's number 2. Can't say I disagree, though

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.

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.

She is the coolest, smartest, a pretty normal teenager, athletic, and she has the best and most famous guy as her boyfriend

Ok so Annabeth is the best because she just is and not to mention that she is dating Percy Jackosn the best demigod.

I don't have much to say besides : she is the best and you will have to deal with it.

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

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.

5 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

So relatable for the kids that are a little different. plus he is a sun of frey, how can't you love him.

Read to new book this character has so much personality.

6 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 more.

Nico's dedication to save the world and promise Percy even if he didn't end up with Percy is really self-disciplinary. He also kept quiet about the two camps, Camp Half Blood and Camp Jupiter. He was probably the first demigod to know about Juno's plan, as he doesn't admit he knows Percy in the Son Of Neptune. I was really happy to see Nico and Will together in The Hidden Oracle

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.

I love Nico! He's pretty relatable, okay maybe not what he's had to deal with, but his personality is totally! I feel like he is me in book form. My other pick would be Sadie Kane, but I can relate to Nico a bit more than Sadie.

My type of guy(not the wrong way)
he is just so cool. I would not hesitate for even a moment to vote him the best.
the second best is totally leo
he is just awesome

7 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...

Hedge is so funny like going around screaming "Die!"

He is funny

8 Jason Grace

He was ready for anything. He sacrificed himself to save their lives, otherwise Apollo and Piper would've been dead by now.

He is kinda annoying sometimes. Yes, true, but why does everyone hates him? You know even Percy is kinda annoying. Jason sacrifices himself, and he is also courageous & brave!

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!

Percy and Leo could take him down. Percy has better powers. Is a better fighter. Leo is smarter. He can actually make his element appear out of thin air. He also could just build something. Like a lightning rod.

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

9 Grover Underwood

Bruh, I stopped reading Rick Riordan about a year ago and I came back here while doing a book project. How dare you put Grover at 10, He at least deserves a 5!

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

10 Carter Kane

He technically merged with horus and the first in the kane chronicle series to have a ba or soul travel and plus I think the first training between sadie and carter, carter would have simply won.and during the book of the throne of fire, uncle amos was listing top three most powerful magicians and he would have been called second in position and had the choice of merging with horus and become the king of gods

take that you sand paper or sadie

My absolute favorite.

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

The Contenders

11 Thalia Grace

Favorite fictional character ever

Badass. Need I say more.

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

She’s super cool and has had to deal with a lot with her mom then Jason then Bianca,but she’s super awesome

12 Frank Zhang

"If I'm going to burn, it might as well be bright,"
that line changed how I saw Frank. I always liked him, but he was a little bland, but he sacrificed himself and kinda died in ToA, and now I love him.

He can literally be any animal or mythological creature! Need I say more
Also his story is not easy
His mom died
He had to leave his grandma
The god he hated turned out to be his dad
He was placed in fifth cohort
He was made fun of for being a bit chubby
He has his life tied to a burned stub
Hazel almost left him for leo

He's decent, a good character but not suuuper.

13 Alex Fierro

She/he is independent and strong. And she/he has green hair! I mean, come on!

A character with a tragic back story (like about half of Rick Riordans characters) but balancing between trust issues and self-confidence in some way gotten stronger through her pain yet in some way still scarred for life making his life difficult

Alex Fierro is a strong, interesting character. Right when you think Rick Riordan can’t add anymore diversity, BOOM, theirs the amazing Alex.

she/he is the most AMAZING character rick has ever made!

14 Hazel Levesque

Brave, has a creepy past but still strong, and one of the ONLY ones that Nico is comfortable with.

Her past is crappy but I love her and she is such a sweet badass.

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

She's so strong, and brave, and brilliant.

15 Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano

Man, Reyna is strong independent female figure and she don't need no lover. Though it would be nice to see her with someone. Not Jason though bc she deserves so much better.

Out of all of them, she endured the most and yet still stays the strongest. Reyna's had her heart broken so many times, but she still manages to persevere despite the challenges that she faces. Jason, who had been a close friend to her for so long, left her for a girl who's memories of him were fake. She's such a queen, and deserves so much better. Long live Reyna.

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?

16 Zia Rashid

She just plain rocks

17 Apollo

He is actually in my top five favorite Rick Riordan characters. I love him so mucchhhhh

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.

Funny and the best guy ever. Unbelievable development.

18 Hearthstone

He might go unnoticed, but he makes sarcastic remarks so much.

He is amaing, the hardships he has faced plus his selflessness make him so real

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

A deaf rune badass elf!

19 Piper McLean

She is the only one who can control Jason. Although she broke up with his boyfriend and has her father stranded, she is still strong, and unbreakable.

Holy cow! Why is she so low. She's my favourite character. Let's get her higher!

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

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

20 Samirah al-Abbas

She's Muslim and awesome

So brave and always ready to prove her haters wrong.

She is such an amazing and she is also muslim

She is brave and sexy. The complete BADASS

21 Iapetus

Was good in the end.

Well now it is bob sooo

I don't actually think he’s the best character, I just thought he deserved to be higher than #24. Titan Bob really is an amazing character, though, and just about the best part of House of Hades.

22 Rachel Elizabeth Dare

Rachel is so cool and plain, except for the fact that she is an ORACLE. She is unbelievably strong for a mortal!

Ok, I didn't vote her because I think she is the best but because she deserves to be higher. She is brave, kind, artistic and fierce and I love when you have characters who are regular people but still play a part in some fantasy/myth story. Plus she hit Kronos in the eye with a plastic hairbrush.

Okay I understand that she likes Percy. (I love PERCABETH) But she's a good character, in the lost hero she was crying when she though she killed Piper. I still like her.Plus she hit a titan in the eye with a hair brush, pretty awesome if you ask me. Maybe I just like her because I'm a red head too, but whatever

She is the most sarcastic Oracle ever

23 Blackjack

Best guy to call to meet the wine dude.


24 Margaret McCaffrey

A bit annoying but I love her to the depths of my soul

She is annoying. So I love her to pieces.

Annoying but I am too.


25 Will Solace

Will is best boy and deserves Nico

I love you, helped me accept myself

Solangelo for life

Obviously the best charector for the LGBTQ+ community!

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