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 the best character he legit has a wholE series to HIMSELF!
Rick Riordan likes him best he is so loyal

He's the best! he has been through so much, his mom being taken away, friends dying, Annabeth getting mad at him even though it works out eventually, (shes still an awesome character though)

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).

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

Leo is the best character not only in the Heroes Of Olympus but in all fictional stories. When Leo almost died and everybody thought he did I was so sad.

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

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

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

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!

4 Sadie Kane

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 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!

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

5 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.

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.

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.

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

1# Nico 2# Annabeth 3# Alex 4# Leo 5# Calipso 6# Sadie Cane 7# Percy 8# Thalia 9# Reyna

6 Magnus Chase

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

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! )

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.

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

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...

8 Jason Grace

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

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

9 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.

10 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!

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

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

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

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 totalt BADASS! My all time favorite character!

12 Frank Zhang

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

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 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.

I love her hair

14 Zia Rashid

She just plain rocks

15 Hazel Levesque

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

So brave and powerful

Why is she so low?

16 Reyna Avila Ramirez-Arellano

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?

She is a beast. And a badass.

17 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.

He's learning.

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

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

A funny character

20 Samirah al-Abbas

She's Muslim and awesome

So brave and always ready to prove her haters wrong.

She is brave and sexy. The complete BADASS

21 Iapetus

Was good in the end.

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 Blackjack

Best guy to call to meet the wine dude.


23 Margaret McCaffrey

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.

24 Will Solace

I love you, helped me accept myself

Solangelo for life

Obviously the best charector for the LGBTQ+ community!

Need I say more? SOLANGELOO

25 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

She is the most sarcastic Oracle ever

26 Bes

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

27 Mallory Keen

Mallory Keen. Need I say more?

Totally badass

28 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!

She is the best

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

29 Jack (Sumarbrander)

Love your humour! very loyal but also sensitive to those you care about.

Dude, he is a singing, talking, annoying, floating, fabulous sword

He can sing pop songs, he is amazing at slashing stuff and is humorous. He should be #1 %100

He’s just plain funny, how many other characters have killer one-liners like “Blades before babes”? LOL

30 Tyson!! Where are you!


31 Poseidon

He is percys dad so ya lets go for poseidon

32 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!


33 Luke Castellan

How is he not on this list?

34 Sherman Yang

Who's sherman?

35 Mrs. O'Leary

Best pet ever

Best girl right here

36 Bianca di Angelo

Ok she died, but:
Is a hunter
Nico’s protector
seriously even as a ghost she’s awesome
Estelle is Bianca reincarnated and you can’t possibly prove me wrong.

37 Halfborn Gunderson

I can't believe he wasn't on my list 'till I put him on. He is such an amazing friend to Magnus. Also, how good is that <3 Flam on his chest in the fight on Naglfar. Also, he took down a giant single-handed. Also, I love Gunderkeen. Also, HALFBORN GUNDERSON ROCKS!

38 Lavinia

She's so awesome.

39 Anubis

He's really cute

40 Blitzen

Funny, humorous, and an expert at fashion

41 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!

42 Zeus

He’s the best god

43 Zoë Nightshade

Gotta go to the DAM restroom

She is the bravest character in all novels. Go Zoë

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

44 Reyna


45 Amos Kane

Come on dude awesome😎

46 Chiron

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

47 Estelle Blofis

Percy Jackson half sister

48 Bessie! (Ophiotaurus)

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

49 Kayla Knowles

Kayla is an underrated queen. Why was she not on here till I added her

50 Lityerses aka Lit

I am so biased I like this guy good with the sword I guess...

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