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.

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

Being a BADASS son of Poseidon, he is bound to be loved by everybody. In the Last Olympian, Athena informed him that his greatest fatal flaw is excessive loyalty- he can even sacrifice the entire world to save his friends or a stranger, this is why he appears no. 1 in the series. YOU ROCK, PERSEUS!

Percy is definitely the best. He is so funny and sarcastic it really gives me a good laugh. His story is so amazing to me I love his stupid battle plans and I love his fighting skills. He is so brave and cares about his friends more then anything and does not give up when hope is lost. I also love Percy because he is so loyal like when Atlas took Annabeth and Artemis Percy held the sky for Artemis and got Annabeth out safely. What’s not to like he’s all around the best.

Here is my personal list.
1. Percy
2. Annabeth
4. Apollo/Lester
5. Jason
7. Frank
8. Piper
11. Meg
I have only read pjo, hoo, and toa, so yeah.

2 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 Chase has saved Percy's life so many times. She ran away and battled monsters when she was 7. She survived Tartarus and defeated Arcane with no weapon and broken leg. She still believed there was good in Luke after all the things he'd done and she was right at the very end. She is the architect of Mount Olympus. She's smart,caring, kind, brave,etc. She is my all time favorite character of all time. Go wise girl!

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!

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

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

3 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).

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.

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

Leo, Percy and Annabeth are best, they are all well developed characters, each special for their own reason, but Nico is overrated. I don't hate him, but people say he is the most powerful, coolest, bravest, best character ever, etc. WELL to be honest all he does is complain about not having friends RIGHT AFTER HE REJECTS FRIENDSHIP, he makes his life miserable then complains about it, there is a lot more to being powerful than talking to dead people, annabeth would probably win in a battle againts him in my opinion, because she has the power of knowledge.

Leo is by far the funniest character in the series. He built the entire Argo II by Himself. ONE PERSON BUILT A HUGE SHIP ALL ALONE (with the exeption of Buford the table, but that doesn't count). He is also the only living demigod that can control fire, which is an amazing power. Leo also single-handedly tames Festus the dragon, a big mechanical dragon.

4 Sadie Kane

I mean she’s a good character, but... I don't know some characters below her like carter and frank not to mention JASON are stronger than her! Percy is da best without a doubt though!

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.

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

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.

5 Magnus Chase

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.

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

FINALLY a main character who's better at healing then fighting!

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 was struggling to choose my best character for weeks, and I’ve finally chose Nico instead of Annabeth. He is sooo powerful, yes, but I like him the way he is. He has a dark and sad past, but he struggles for the brighter life, and he’d finally succeeded living a happy life!
Nico is the coolest, and is the most adorable character in the books.
Plus, he has the same dad as mine!
I loved him from the fourth book of percy jackson, where he appeared as a grumpy child. You are the best, Nico!

My favorite. characters:
1. Nico
2. Annabeth
3. Percy

He is the best character in all books I have read. He diserves the first spot. He is a strong demigod that has beem through a lot of brutal times in his life. And in the end the people that vote on this website say that he is what... Sxth. He is the best character. And he is strong, kind, helpful, awesome, unstopable, amazing, and a lot more then those. Nico Di Angelo is the BEST!

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

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

He needs to be higher cupcake...

8 Jason Grace

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.

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

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!

Why is grover last grover is one of the best ( in my opinion grove is number 4) grover is funny, smart, and a great friend to the demigods. Go to the fields of punishment if you don’t like Grover Underwood

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

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

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

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

My absolute favorite.

The Contenders
11 Thalia Grace

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

Favorite fictional character ever

Badass. Need I say more.

Yasss... why is she so lowww? ): ):

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

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

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.

Alex is the most dynamic and interesting character rick riordan has ever made and we still know very little about her, we know enough to give us a picture of what she is but she’s still shrouded in mystery. And I used she/her...oh well

My genderless child~ Alex is probably the Sadie Kane and Nico Di Angelo of The Magnus Chase world. They've made Magnus question his own sexuality(The answer is he's Alex-Sexual) and have made each book they're in even better than the last. This character should be higher on the list.

14 Hazel Levesque

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

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

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

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

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

16 Zia Rashid

She just plain rocks

17 Apollo

Seeing his character growth from selfish jerk, to one of the few gods who really connect with mortals .ade for a fun and interesting story. It also doesn't seem forced, he is still largely self centered by the end of his series but he has much more care for the people around him.

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 is the ONLY favorite character in Magnus Chase. I don’t like the story itself and the characters, except for him. I dunno why, but I do like him... :D

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!

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

19 Piper McLean Piper McLean is a fictional character created by Rick Riordan in The Heroes of Olympus series. She is one of the Seven of the prophecy and is the daughter of Aphrodite.

Why does she get hate for thinking about Jason a lot in the first book because she found out that all her memories of him were fake, but Leo gets no hate for all that 'Calypso this Calypso that' in BoO? And obviously Percy NEVER thinks about Annabeth all the time, and it's obviously not perfectly normal to think about your loved one.

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.

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

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

20 Samirah al-Abbas

So brave and always ready to prove her haters wrong.

She is such an amazing and she is also muslim

She's Muslim and awesome

She is brave and sexy. The complete BADASS

21 Rachel Elizabeth Dare

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

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

She is the most sarcastic Oracle ever

22 Iapetus

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.

Was good in the end.

Well now it is bob sooo

23 Blackjack

Why so low? Blackjack is the ultimate companion. I mean, "You got it boss," is like my favorite line!

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.

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.

25 Luke Castellan

How is he not on this list?

Love him no matter what

Meh he is a pretty much a antihero

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