Worst Percy Jackson Character Deaths

Which was the saddest character death, whether they came back or not?
The Top Ten
Jason Grace

This guy was perfect, and had a heart of gold, in the first book he was boring, but in the mark of athena he turned out to be caring and such a good friend. If it wasn't Jason trying to convince nico, he would have never met will and left the camp. The way his death was described broke me, he was expecting and was still surprised but didn't try to fight it. He was one of the seven, can you imagine what would be their reaction when someone ask the others about him? Jason was strong but he never let himself become a coward because of power. And Thalia, she suffered so much, and now her brother dies.

Truly one of my favorite characters alongside Percy and Nico. His death was spoiled for me but it didn’t really hurt that much until I actually read the Burning Maze and the events leading up to it and his death scene in the book and the aftermath (I cried). He really deserved more and his death for me is the saddest death In the Rick Riordan universe. I really wish somehow he comes back but it’s a long shot. Overall, he was a really brave and amazing character and deserved way more.

He was one of my favorite characters, Jason and all the heroes in Rick Riorden's books taught us some things are worth sacrificing... I felt so bad for Piper..was really hoping they'd get back together...and I felt so sad because he never got to see Leo after he "died"... R.I.P Jason...you taught us some things are worth sacrificing and you were a true hero...we will miss you...you'll be remembered as a hero...We will miss you...

He was such a great character! I always cry when I read that part. He deserved a better death! I feel so bad for Thalia, just when she might be able to spend some time with her little brother he dies! I just hope that Rick brings he back somehow.

Zoe Nightshade

I love Zoe. She is an amazhang character, and her death made me so incredibly sad. The way she refuses Artemis's attempt to heal her, telling Percy he wasn't so bad after all, apologizing to Thalia... It just makes me so happy that she got turned into a constellation. Bob says hello, Zoe.

She died fighting for what she believed in and for people she found worthy to save. She stopped directing her bitterness about Hercules onto other male heroes, and in her final moments let go of her anger and grief and forgave. Need I say more?

Zoë's death was so traumatizing! Just reread the book and her death was so unfair! Why didn't she tell anyone abt the dragon slash! And how her past words are something abt the stars, and then she becomes a star

Zoës diat made me cry for 2 WEEKS she was my favourite character. Her whole life she was an outcast and had no family until she became a hunter. Her sisters claimed she wasn't anything to do with them and when she finally sees her dad he kills her. I really wished zoë hadn't of died she was a noble and loyal character and deserved to live. she will always be in the stars and in my heart forever and always.


"Bob says hello."
That line RUINED me and I tear up whenever I think about it. He and Damasen were the only ones who gave their lives so that Percy SPECIFICALLY could keep his. Wrecks me every time I read the House of Hades

Bob died fighting for percy. Percy was never nice to him but he still risked his life to buy. Percy more time

Ahh oh my gods I CRIED IN CLASS and after months after reading it, I still cry when I think of him

Bob was like, the best character. In all of the Rick Riordan Books. Ever. Period.

Luke Castellan

Luke, I still have a bit of a grudge against you, but especially after reading Demigod Diaries, I understand more. You felt unloved and unwanted. Unimportant. So you did something about it. You did the wrong thing for the right reason. You didn't like how the Olympians stole the attention from the other gods, and you were a child of one of them! Not even a son of a minor god! But you still acted, and even though you kinda went all evil, it is a tad admirable. Whenever I hear your name I shout or type, "WE FORGIVE LUKE!"

Personally, I think Luke’s death affected me the most. He was a villain at first but died a hero. A year after reading 《Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian》I still cry when I see looks death.

What Luke did was wrong but I understand why he did it. How many half bloods died at the streets because the gods did not help. How many kids died because the gods were screwing around but not taking responsibility. How many kids died because the gods were too prideful to give the minor gods, their cabins. What Luke did was wrong, he tried to stop killing with killing. He did the wrong thing for the right reason.

This dude was amazing.
Even through the series before he died, I loved him, because I knew he would turn away in the end, because h was bloody amazing

Bianca di Angelo

I remember the panic I felt when I first read this... The god statue, telling Percy to tell Nico she was sorry, sacrificing herself... She was an amazing sister, and I wish she were still alive to love Nico. I absolutely adore Bianca. I know it was kind of selfish to join the hunters and leave Nico, but as a big sister I can see it from her view. When I first read the part where she died, and they were searching for her, the line of the prophecy was echoing in my head before they said anything. "one shall be lost in the land without rain," And for a long time, like a year, whenever I re-read that part I would still cry.

imagine what a big and powerful character she would've been if she hadn't die so soon, imagine how Nico would be a happy person.

Honestly, this is the first death in the series that really hit hard for me. The way that she went in there knowing she was going to die and told Percy to tell Nico she was sorry really hits hard

"You've grown."

Bianca--she was my favourite character for a while. Her sisterly overprotectiveness, her desire to please--they reminded me of myself. Yet, the true travesty of her death was not it in itself but the impact in had on Nico. It's somewhat challenging to imagine Nico as the little bean of wonder he was after he lost the second mother-figure in his life--even more devastating as she chose rebirth. I hope Bianca finds peace.

Charles Beckendorf

His death made me so sad... And Percy and Silena's reactions?! Broke my dead heart into more pieces. (I guess my heart wasn't dead yet though.) I don't have much more to say than stating how incredibly brave he was, but of course I don't even need to point that out.

When Riordan was writing this book he just went,OK last book in the series so lets kill as many favourite characters as possible because my life joy is trolling people. sad sad sad

I felt really sad but also proud for Charles. He was the excellent metal forger who found Festus the dragon in the forest and rebuilt him. He also built the dog collar for Mrs O Leary and last but obviously not the least he gave up his life for a greater cause to buy the demigod some time and saved Percy jackson's life.
Also being a good boyfriend to Silena.
3 cheers to that guy.

Sacrificed. One of the best characters.

Silena Beauregard

She truly died a hero trying to reverse all the damage that she had done as a spy. I really want to find Drew and punch her for how Drew trashes Silena every time I read Drew's name. I really hope she achieved Elysium, she deserves it.

I love Silena. She was an amazing and strong character. A daughter of Aphrodite who dressed up like an Ares kid to fix what she broke. Her last words were utterly heartbreaking, and so was Clarrisse's reaction. In the last books we saw a soft side to Clarrisse. "You stupid Aphrodite girl!" Just showed how much she cared for Silena.

All these other deaths were heart wrenching and well written. But this character should have survived! She was what a real strong Aphrodite girl is, not Piper. Silena owns the beauty and girliness, and that's part of what makes her such a wonderful, feminist character. Imagine if she was one of the seven! How interesting that would've been! A sweet daughter of Aphrodite who was a former spy(and people would probably still be whispering about it) who wants redemption. And she lost her boyfriend. Though this death was well written and served as great development for Clarisse, it was a waste of potential

She should not have died! Cried so much, especially when she tried to make up for spying.

Ethan Nakamura

Ethan... where to start? Ethan made the wrong choices, yes, but I understand that all he wanted to do was to knock the Olympians down a peg. I don't believe that he wanted things to go the way they were going. All he wanted was respect for his mother, his mother who had told him his destiny in trade for an eye. And his destiny came true, just not in the way he thought. RIP, Ethan. Have a good time in Elysium.

It was revealed that he received Elysium. When I saw it, I literally burst into tears with relief.

Why did he have to die. I'm happy he's in Elysium, though.

That was the saddest- he wanted to do the right thing...


Alright kids let me teach you something, so as it states throughout multiple series by Rick Riordan; If people start not worshiping/believing in a god the god will "fade away" or die. This is exactly what happened to Pan.
Have I educated you? Good, now goodbye.

Seriously Grover spent almost all his life looking for Pan, and when he finds him, Pans all like "Oh, hey Grover. If you don't mind I'm gonna die right now. Go tell the others.

You can't just die you are a god you do not die if your a god. It unfair to Grover to find and be excited then you just die and break his heart. YYOURR A GGGOOD.

Grover was so sad...
If Grover is sad, I am sad.


You say, "Yes", I say, "No"
You say, "Stop" but I say, "Go, go, go"
Oh no
You say, "Goodbye", and I say, "Hello, hello, hello"
I don't know why you say, "Goodbye", I say, "Hello, hello, hello"
I don't know why you say, "Goodbye", I say, "Hello"

Omg I jewelry cryed I was so sad he broke Leo was so upset

His death was so sad but heroic

He kind died but...

The Contenders
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 did die but she revived thanks to the golden wool

No she' can't be dead.

She did not die. Did she.

She didn't die did she?


Crest was my favourite character in all the Rick Riordan books. If he doesn't become a music god I will personally boot Riordan to Mexico!

#underrated I didn't cry at jasons death (I didn't like jason all that much) but I have read toa like 6 times and crests death made me bawl for like 8 hrs straight 5 times (by the way I am not an emotional person I never cry at luke or ethans death for example but crest.. man this one got me)

He saved the day. Hopefully Apollo will make him a Music God too.

So sad should be ahead of the people who never actually died!

Grandma Zhang

We barely knew her but she was such an amazing character

Seriously,Frank only has her left

we barely knew her RIP

She was the grandma everyone wanted 😂

Michael Yew

He died to save mortal lives. A ferret faced hero.

He sacrificed his life to buy Percy more time.

1 person left in Apollo.

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).

I know that he came back but I still love him. I cried when I thought he died

His almost death made my cry so badly I thought he was gone

Gets killed by Octavian but came back to life

When is he die?

Hazel Levesque

She died then came back through the doors of death idiots

She died in the past dumbbells.

How did hazel die?

I don't think hazel dies


Castor was one of the twins. Imagine losing a friend that haven't been separated from you since you were born. Just imagine, just imagine how hard it would be for his twin, Pollux. Losing a twin was unimaginable, unbearable. I was stunned when Castor was killed. Remember that they were named after the constellation, Gemini. In the mythology, Castor died, and Pollux, being the son of Zeus, was heartbroken, and asked his father to turn them into constellations, which he did. But, sadly, in real life, their father, Dionysus was not able to do that. Pollux was forced to accept the disturbing fact of his twin's death. I just wished that Castor could go in Elysium.

Thalia Grace

She died so Annabeth, Grover, and Luke could get back to camp half blood safely. Thalia didn't have the saddest death but it is forgotten. Thalia was thrown by a cyclops. Zeus saved her by making her a tree. She came back to life by the golden fleece

Hem hem... You guys haven't read the third book? She came back and she became a part of Artemis hunters!

She came back to life thanks to the golden fleece.

She died before the books start


I cried so much when he and Bob died in Tartarus


He died as a hero sacrificing himself to save camp half blood. Destroying the labrinth and the monsters with it

Ciao, I didn't really care but Mrs. O'Leary cared so I sorta care...

Was a little bad, but still, very sad.

Ya sooo sad
but how do they use the laberinth in The Burning Maze

Esperanza Valdez

One of my widgets on my iPhone is a picture of a picture of Leo and Esperanza, slowly burning at the hands of Dirt Face...


It wassn't your fault Leo

Percy Jackson Perseus "Percy" Jackson is a fictional character, the title character and narrator of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & the Olympians series.

What I read the whole series he doesn't die Jason does I the burning mase

He is die, but when?

When is he die?

He didn’t die ! It was Jason, not Jackson

Frank Zhang

So sad when frank dies (kind of dies, anyway) he sacrificed his firewood that tied him to life to kill Caligula and save Apollo and his home. But by using the firewood as an asset he comes back to life!

Even though he didn't die for good, I still cried when I was reading that part.

Since when did frank die?

Frank... didn't die

Lee Fletcher

Why does nobody care about him? He was crushed by a giant for gods sake.


I’m not sad but I would thank him because he accidentally shot himself up to Gaia and killed her along with Leo’s explosion but um glad he died. Doesn’t deserve to live!

Leo should have cursed him that he has to live in tartarus and when he dies he just comes back to tartarus and dies again.

Be honest, who could actually be sad that Octavian died? What a terrible character.

That A-hole deserved to die. Hope he ended up in the fields of punishment.

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