Top Ten Worst Percy Jackson Characters

The Top Ten

1 Piper McLean Piper McLean

I hate that whining little brat! Thank you for putting her in her place. She is constantly drooling over Jason, gets jealous for no reason, fishes for compliments, constantly has to get her butt saved, but only appreciates her savior if it's Jason. And she whines about her life much more than other characters who have WAY more rite to. Percy had an abusive stepfather, Leo's mother died and his aunt Rosa turned his family against him, Hazel was born in segregation and lost her mother and SHE died as well, only to sacrifice Elysium so her mother wouldn't face punishment, Franks mother died in a war, Jason was taken from his family when he was two years old, Nicos mother died, his memory was wiped, and he was plopped out of time for many years, Reyna had to kill her father to protect her sister, Thalia's mother fell off the wagon and Thalia thought she lost her little brother, had to run away, then her mother died in a car accident. And what does Piper whine about? HER FAMOUS DAD doesn't ...more

Well too bad. None of the others got bullied huh? HAZEL GOT SEGREGATED for Petes sake! And tormented by Gaia and her mother at times. Percy got bullied by Nancy and his abusive stepfather in book one, and Matt in book two. Leo would've gotten bullied but he handled it himself. Frank got bullied by pretty much everyone but Hazel and Reyna in the Roman camp. Piper got bullied by a couple snobby girls. That's it. And yes I respect her being a tomboy daughter of Aphrodite, but if you want that title, Pipes, YOU ACTUALLY HAVE TO ACT LIKE A TOMBOY. She doesn't. And sometimes using your head is what's best, sometimes using your heart is. And that's kinda the problem with Piper. We don't need to know how pretty she is every other chapter. Jasper annoys the heck out of me, which is a shame because Jason is awesome. And are you nuts? Of course Piper can't defend herself, because she's a fictional character! Go slap YOURSELF. Then take a hike. A permanent one

First, I am going to say I have not gone through whatever Piper endures, so maybe that's why I can't relate or whatever or judging too harshly. I still find her an annoying, stupid, and horrible character nonetheless. She's flat and 2D and completely, absolutely boring. Her flaws are that she's insecure, and other than that, nothing else. But her insecurity isn't something you can relate too or something you feel bad for or whatever. It's just that she's scared Jason doesn't liek her. Cool, every heterosexual girl has probably wondered if her crush likes her or not, but it's so annoying when that's the only thing in the narrative and the only thing that actually defines Piper.

Also the girl is insanely jealous over everything. And she gets really stupid powers randomly, without even practicing?! What the hell?

Her power is also really stupid. Like, if you get a useless power, at least try to train physically to make up for it. Nope, she obsesses over Jason and complains ...more

Piper McLean? More like Piper McMean! Honestly she is horrible. Constantly whining and drooling over Jason. She is an overall boring, cliché, rich girl who thinks she isn't like the other Aphrodite children even though that's exactly what she is. Why was she a main character.

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2 Drew Tanaka

Nah, Drew is great. Unlike Piper, she has character. She's cool, stands up for herself and has her own opinions and will say it. Unlike Piper, who hides behind Jason and only cares about Jason. And her many insecurities, of course. Drew was the highlight of the Lost Hero.

Am I the only one wondering how Piper is more hated than Drew? I mean seriously. I LIKE Piper. Yeah, she's a bit of a Mary Sue, but not to much to get annoying. Compared to Drew she actually is pretty deep, and her complaining about her father is very normal. Don't compare her reasons to the others in the seven, actually think about why she's complaining. And who says tomboys can't be tomboyish on most occasions but act girly sometimes? She is the daughter of Aphrodite.

Now wait just one darned second! You mean to tell me that DREW TANAKA is behind Piper AND ahead of OCTAVIAN? How the bleeding heck does that work? Octavian was a ' idiotic and psychotic little brat, who deserves to be at least top two. (And he burned OREO the panda! ) Piper doesn't deserve to be first. You all keep going about how she's a Mary Sue and all that. Please, Mary Sue is a term for FANFICCERS! And Mary Sues are confident little ladies with sad childhoods, whom later become beautiful and perfect. Piper? Sure, she's pretty, but people mainly took note of her beauty because she was a friend. All Aphrodite kids are pretty. And the main reason she wears all the, 'dumpster,' clothing is because she feels that people might see her differently and much more one sidedly if she let the other side of her shine through. Thus, insecurity is formed. Also, did you not forgot the things she, 'stole? ' Drew Tanaka was a horrible leader- more of a dictator- and pretty mean to most of her ...more

Compared to Piper,I really like her.She is brave to say HER opinions(I'm not saying they are good,though)and Piper always have to hide behind Jason,she is cool as a character,but I wouldn't support her in real life.

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3 Rosa Valdez

Hate her. Made leo feel bad. Me kill her

Anyone who makes Leo suffer I hate

I hate Rosa. With a burning passion

Hate hate hate - natalily

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4 Octavian

As I read these comments, I face a dreadful decision about how this fan base reacts to Octavian. Nobody really understands that he may actually be calling for understanding from the beginning. His family was one the most highest and respected in the roman communities and imagine trying, to live up to that. Remember people judge and if your family was well respected and people were acting very strange or nicer than they usually are, or treating you better than every one else. It will makes you feel like an outcast and then trying to live up to his family's image

I believe there is more than meets the eye with this character.

I feel like most people just took him for the guy you can always hate right away. There's definitely a lot more to him and there's definitely worse characters. It was sad when he died because maybe if someone had reached out or helped him understand he wouldn't have been so crazy. I think Rick Riodan meant for his death to sad but a lot of people don't feel that way.

... How come nobody put Octavian here before? No one likes Octavian... Except maybe a few people, but most don't.

This is my face when ever Octavian appears 😑No just no he is the worst character ever if he never appeared the heros of Olympus series would be finished MUCH quicker

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5 Jason Grace

Jason is honestly, to me at least, just Riordan trying to repeat his success with Percy. Except all those personality traits, and flaws, and goofs were just taken out and replaced with perfect golden-boy. His flaws are not really addressed, his relationships with other people is half hearted at best, he doesn't have anything that really makes him stand out and be worthy of the protagonist title. Even Piper said that he stuck to the rules to much and he never evolved past it- the reason why Percy is such a great leader is because he 1) new when to break the rules 2) understood imperfection/mistakes because he himself had a lot of flaws 3) he had a legitimate build up to why he was doing what he was doing. Jason was just raised by wolves, dropped off at camp, and became leader because of his daddy. You don't know why he wants to protect or fight for people because he doesn't make connections with any of them.

The book makes him seem like he's an amazing leader but in all honesty, he doesn't seem very special other than the fact that he has strong powers. Piper says "He was the bravest person she knew" blah blah but in his point of view in the first book all he ever talked about was how scared he was and ugh. He didn't have a distinct personality or certain traits that made you like him

I despise Jason. That is simply because of Piper's unfounded adoration of him. How dare he force Percy Jackson out of the camp? How dare he assume he could beat Percy in a battle? Jason is a cold, flat character who understands duty, and that is it. He has no sense of humour, major character flaws or character development, and we are expected to love him, believe he is 'the bravest'. Percy offered to relinquish his praetorship for him, and he DID NOT DECLINE. Excuse me? Did you restore honour to the legion and defeat and army of Gaea's forces? Percy did more than you ever could, all in four days. My hatred is founded in the fact that he competes with Percy, and he does it with unabashed arrogance and expectation. If any hero had to die, I would rejoice if it was him. He offers no entertainment value, except when Percy finds an opportunity to prove how much greater he is.

He's just boring.

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6 Piper

Since the moment I heard of her, I kind of hated Piper. First of all, Piper is always called pretty. Like, we get it. And you can go on saying that it's her fault and stuff but actually, she just TRIES to draw attention to herself. Like she goes and tells everybody her father Tristan Mclean, like if you want to keep it a secret, ACTUALLY KEEP IT A SECRET. Plus she seems a bit narcissistic, don't you think? She also always plays the damsel in distress, like go ahead and actually solve your problems instead of just whining about it. She's literally so insecure, and not the type of insecure you can relate to, like weight issues or anything, she's always just so whiny about everything like everything has to go her way and then an "insecurity" about Jason is thrown in so you can feel sorry for her? No. Stop. The only thing she does is charm speak, I mean you could hire a middle age salesperson to replace her. Oh, and obsess over Jason. And get jealous. Other than that, I kind of just hate ...more

Anybody who is saying piper is bad cause she is whiny clearly just got the story from Wikipedia. Because she is not that whiny. Yes she complains because her dad was captured by Gaia who was trying to force piper to choose to betray and kill her friends, or let her own father die. Oh...yeah. I'm sure that is nothing to cry about. And it certainly doesn't help that her boyfriend forgot about her and she found out all her memories are fake. Yeah of course she has nothing to cry about. And she didn't broadcast her father being famous, it just slipped one time. The other times was with trusted friends. (what you cannot share secrets with your friends? )

And yes she is a bit of the jealous type but anybody who actually READ the series not just skimmed would know that is her fatal flaw and she is Aphrodite cabin so jealousy wouldn't surprise me.

And useless? She got rid of ghosts that possessed Jason and Leo to kill each other and even Percy. She put Hercules in line.

I LOVE Piper. She's strong, brave, she brought someone back from the dead! That was within weeks of finding out she was a demigod. And also, she's the first Aphrodite child we see that doesn't care about appearances. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look fabulous, but Riordan points out that you don't have to love makeup, Jewelry and clothes to be a child of Aphrodite. Piper shows us what it truly means to be a child of Aphrodite. It means to be loving, not breaking hearts. She realizes that Aphrodite is the most powerful god/goddess, that her power trumps ZEUS'. I'm pretty sure if you're more powerful than the so called "King of the Gods", you're pretty awesome. Also, why is she #1 and 10 on this list?

Why are there two Pipers on this list...? - Spino

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7 Hera

Ugh... nobody likes Hera. It's not the demigods' fault for EXISTING!

Used to think she was the worse...until I read the myths about her husband.

I love Hera. She is the only goddess willing to sacrifice anything to save her family. She risks isolation from her Olympus family when uniting the camps, yet she doesn't hesitate. While the other gods are content to stand around and allow the giants to rise, Hera understands sacrifice and makes them. Sure, a few poeple have amnesia and spend a few weeks on a ship, but they are DEMIGODS. They'll get over. You go, Hera.

No one likes Hera. - ThatEmoLoner

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8 Tartarus

Tartarus is a land but he can take a human form.

How is Tartarus not number 1?!

That's a place not a person

He is op. he killed bob small bob hyperion krios damesen and the drakon but he is a evil character

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9 Meg McCaffrey

She is a child, who doesn't understand the difference between good and bad. Also, she had a tragic past (obviously), is a very good fighter (why? ), her stepfather is evil (because why not? ) and she is useless, but everyone worries about her. Really, Uncle Rick? She's a Mary Sue. Definitely a Mary Sue. And I won't say anything more about her.

Poor kid, doesn't deserve all the hate. She's kinda cute, to be honest, with that tough kid demeanor but hilarious cat eye glasses. Probably better as a side character. You know, like Silena.

I honestly feel like Meg did nothing...She was really just a boring character, who was actually pretty ungrateful. Also, her powers are stupid.

I like Meg... - natalily

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10 Gaea

She is a villain, but as character she's pretty well thought - out. She has a personality (unlike, for example, Meg from Trials of Apollo) and she's not overpowered (powerful, yes, but remember, she's a primordial). Well, despite she is evil, in some way... I like her. I mean, not because she did those horrible things to The Seven, just because her personality. And this is a list of THE WORST CHARACTERS (Mary Sues, etc), not the most evil.

She was the villain of the series. This is a list for the WORST characters, not the most annoying (Piper). - Minecraftcrazy530

Leo died to kill her. So she's the most the evil person on the face of this earth.

NO ONE hurts ma Leo and gets away with it. NO ONE.

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The Contenders

11 Kronos

How is Atlas not on this list? Kronos is awesome when it comes to power, but Atlas is a straight-up monster. For God's sake, he effectively killed his own daughter, imprisoned Artemis and acted like an absolute brat

Why the heck isn't he number 1?

Kronos is spelt wrong.

Kronos is my rival. EVIL. how does one like Kronos?

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12 Frank Zhang

Frank is sweet. Although he was mean to Leo, that just proves that he had flaws. And, the guy was hitting on his girlfriend. I don't know one guy who wouldn't be rude about that. Frank is sweet and he loves Hazel- that's all I would ask for. That, and although people are mean, that doesn't make them bad. Frank proved how good he was in SoN. And how could anyone say he's boring? He can turn into animals, he turned into a ' iguana to get out of Chinese handcuffs.

I TRY to respect people's opinions and all that, but... THIS IS COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS. Frank is higher up on the worst characters list than on the best characters list, like no! Frank is a sweet, caring, humble, demigod! People hate him just because he was rude to Leo in the Mark of Athena, but really, who can blame him (can I also mention that eventually he came to become great friends with the guy). Leo liked his girlfriend, and we all know how much Frank loves Hazel. I mean, show him some love already! His mom died in the war, and his father turned out to be the one God that he didn't want to claim him. Later, he watched his grandmothers house BURST INTO FLAMES! How can you say he is boring when he can take the form of any animal he pleases! Sorry... I'm giving up on this website. I can't stand that more people dislike Frank than Gaea, Atlas, Kronos... Octavian for sake! WELL BOI BYE

What's wrong with Frank? He's so sweet!

Frank is just an annoying character he complains about people asking him to use his shape changing powers, he can't take a joke at all, he is mean to leo, he treats hazel like she can't take care of herself, also its weird he is 16 and dating a 13 year old I don't I just really don't like him

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13 Orion

Orion is nothing but a sexist little twit nugget

I honestly can not believe he was not on this list. I also can't believe so many of my favorite characters are on this list.

He's weird, mean, and he tried to hurt Artemis, so duh, he's the worst

14 Gabe Ugliano

I feel like everyone here is thinking about whether a character is good or bad. But honestly I judge a character by their character development, not whether they are good or bad. Yes obviously Gabe was not one of the good characters but he was meant to be bad! Imagine every character being like a tree. They have branches coming out of them which show their personality. You can't hate them just because of one of the branches they have because they are meant to have that branch! But if you don't like a character BECAUSE of it's branches, their personality, then that's fine. Honestly, Gabe is alright for character development. Shame he's dead.

Okay. This makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER. Gabe and Octavion are apparently MORE KIND, WARMHEARTED, and a BETTER CHARACTER than Piper, Jason, and Frank. I don't get this list. Why are people hating on Piper. Yes, the other six have problems, but you're not Piper, and she might be more hurt than what meets the eye. And look. She's not whining. All the other characters are worried too. And Piper's doing the same, but classified as a WHINER. I don't believe this.

Why is Gabe only 21?! Seriously Piper is 1 and 10. Frank is higher and Jason is higher. But, people think Gabe is better? Seriously? - Disneylover

People really need to scroll down more before voting - natalily

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15 Zeus

Dirty, rotten, paranoid king who will even close the doors to Olympus, go against the greater good to keep his own power. Disrespectful to the demigods - Aquaman101

The reason why this is so low on the list...nobody wants to anger him.

But in all seriousness I used to think that Zues was the meanest character in percy jackson (for gods I even put their mythology into consideration) but then I read about his son. :3 Hercules is an even bigger jerk than his own father.

Gees! He is such a retard! He refuses to listen to other people who know best! Like when Kronos was attacking Manhattan he went to fight the big monster instead of be smart and protect Olympus! Poseidon saved his butt!

Let's not forget the fact that he killed Maria di Angelo. He's such a coward! - Tuana123

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16 Luke Castellan

Why is he on this list at all? Luke was awesome. Not only was he a sympathetic character, he was the Hero of the Great Prophecy, he was an amazing swordsman, and, even set in the background of Ares, Daedalus, Atlas, Polyphemus and even Kronos, Luke was a far more compelling villain with true motivations and heroic qualities. Also, except for Percy and Dionysus, Luke was the only character in the films that actually worked!

The fact that he assumed he would be sent to Elysium for dying to destroy Kronos solidified my hatred for him. Without him, there would have been no Kronos in the first place. He exploited innocent characters' love and trust for him, and placed a need for love about the duty of demigods. Perhaps his father did not love him enough, BUT HE WAS A GOD. I imagine he is quite busy. He was a selfish character. He failed to look beyond his own needs and acknowledge the limitations or, I don't know, Ancient Laws, that bound Hermes. I have always hated him for what he did to Annabeth.

He had a terrifying past but that dos't mean that he would make other demigod's life sad too. In the end he did do the good thing by understanding his destiny but till then ha had destroyed many heroes lives like Selina, Ethan, etc.

Why is Luke even here? He's amazing! - pjo

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17 Phoebe

Phoebe was a really minor character that was barely even in the series, so why is she on this list? She didn't do anything wrong and she gave up her life for Reyna and Hylla

The titan or demigod?

Pheobe is artemis

Why? - natalily

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18 Mallory Keen

Literally just a discount, violet, uninteresting Rachel

Who is this character?

Who again?

Uh, who? - natalily

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19 Rachel Elizabeth Dare

Rachel is not the worst character! How can people say that? She is artistic, impulsive, and chooses to live a different life from what her parents wanted.
... I am surprise Jason is not the first one on the list...

Getting in the way of ships is NOT a legit reason to hate someone.

This list is stupid. Rachel is A-MAZE-ING!

Rachel was an incredible character - pjo

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20 Hades

What's your problem! Hades is the bomb! He could kick Zeus's butt any day

WHAT? Why is he in this list? Hades is not that bad at all, I actually feel sorry for him. Remove him off this rediculous list

WHAT THE HELL? Why is Hades on this list. Hades is one of the strongest gods out there and could probably kick all off the other god's butts. Not only does he have amazing children,(Nico Di Angelo, Bianca Di Angelo, and me, I'm a daughter of Hades) he's just plain amazing himself. Remove Hades name off this list at once! This is CRAZY AND UNACCEPTABLE!

I'm out of this list.Hades shouldn't be on this list.bye everyone

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