History Characters / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

24th Sep '16 8:29:43 PM JamesAustin
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Played by PierceBrosnan in the film adaptation of ''The Lightning Thief'' [[TheOtherDarrin and]] Anthony Head in ''The Sea of Monsters''.

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Played by PierceBrosnan Creator/PierceBrosnan in the film adaptation of ''The Lightning Thief'' [[TheOtherDarrin and]] Anthony Head in ''The Sea of Monsters''.
27th Aug '16 3:13:04 AM ohwhatever
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** Convinced Annabeth to open up to her family, as well as except that she can't control everything.

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** Convinced Annabeth to open up to her family, as well as except accept that she can't control everything.
24th Aug '16 8:49:41 PM Iris
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* MeaningfulName: Named after the only Greek hero to get a HappyEnding. It doesn't hurt that he slays Medusa (who's hacked-off head is used to get rid of his mother's husband, a "suitor") and hangs out with a pegasus.

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* MeaningfulName: Named Twice over.
** In-universe, his mother named him
after one of the only Greek hero heroes to get a HappyEnding. It doesn't hurt HappyEnding, knowing that he slays Medusa (who's hacked-off head is used to get rid of would need the extra luck in his mother's husband, a "suitor") and hangs out life.
** Meta-textual, "Percy" taken from the Greek root can be translated to mean [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "the destroyer/to destroy".]] Highly appropriate for an antiheroic ApocalypseMaiden
with a pegasus.great destructive power.
21st Aug '16 9:00:00 PM akanesarumara
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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:The only one of the Big Three to take the vow of no children seriously. Or at least more serious than the other two. Zeus being Zeus will screw [[AnythingThatMoves anything at the drop of a hat]], and Poseidon hinted at having many more children than just Percy (Tyson as a case in point). Hades' last set of children were born in the 1920s and his lover got nuked because of it. He had no children since.]]

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* IGaveMyWord: [[spoiler:The only one of the Big Three to take the vow of no children seriously. Or at least more serious than the other two. Zeus being Zeus will screw [[AnythingThatMoves anything at the drop of a hat]], and Poseidon hinted at having many more children than just Percy (Tyson as a case in point). Hades' last set of children were born in the 1920s and his lover got nuked because of it. He had no children since. A smaller example occurs at the end of ''The Lightning Thief'', when, after Percy gets him his Helm of Invisibility back as he promised he would, he promptly takes Sally back to her home- as Poseidon states, the Lord of the Dead knows how to honour his debts.]]
21st Aug '16 8:56:40 PM akanesarumara
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* FreudianExcuse: A non-villainous example. The reason he dislikes demigod heroes is because his wife Ariadne were abandoned by the demigod Theseus.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Often comes across as mean and uncaring, but he genuinely cares about the protagonists and comes to their aid in one crucial moment.

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* FreudianExcuse: A non-villainous example. The reason he dislikes demigod heroes is because his wife Ariadne were abandoned by the demigod Theseus.
Theseus. Probably not helped by the fact that he's TheAlcoholic forbidden from touching anything even remotely wine- or alcohol-related, thus going through withdrawal. (For more information on his backstory, be referred to ''Percy Jackson's Greek Gods''.)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Often comes across as mean and uncaring, but he genuinely cares about the protagonists and comes to their aid in one crucial moment.
11th Aug '16 12:02:35 PM crimsonsnow
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** You can also say that this is an IronicName
7th Aug '16 7:07:50 PM Iris
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* NotSoDifferent: With Luke-see the ForWantOfANail entry below. It takes him a while to acknowledge everybody who tells him this, given how much he resents Luke.



* WickedStepmother: Unlike Nico and Thalia, this is averted for him. While Poseidon's wife Amphitrite understandably acts coldly towards him (Percy was born after Poseidon swore to never have another demigod child), she isn't really the jealous type, bakes him cookies, and doesn't get mad if he leaves his clothes on the floor. Percy says that's all you can ask of an immortal stepmom.

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* WickedStepmother: Unlike Nico and Thalia, this is averted for him. While Poseidon's wife Amphitrite understandably acts coldly towards him (Percy was born after Poseidon swore to never have another demigod child), she isn't really the jealous type, bakes him cookies, and doesn't get mad if he leaves his clothes on the floor. Percy says that's all you can ask of an immortal stepmom. [[DomesticAbuse His stepfather, on the other hand....]]



Son of Hermes and May Castellan. When he was an infant, his mother tried to become the new host for the Oracle of Delphi. It went horribly wrong. May [[GoMadFromTheRevelation went crazy]] [[MadOracle from visions of her son's eventual future]] and became TheOphelia, and spent Luke's childhood babbling at him about his horrible fate. He ran away and met up with Thalia and Annabeth; they eventually made it to Camp Half-Blood, but not before Thalia [[HeroicSacrifice died]]. Luke went on a failed quest and came back with [[GoodScarsEvilScars a scar]].

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Son of Hermes and May Castellan. When he was an infant, his mother tried to become the new host for the Oracle of Delphi. It went horribly wrong. May [[GoMadFromTheRevelation went crazy]] [[MadOracle from visions of her son's eventual future]] and became TheOphelia, and spent Luke's childhood babbling at him about his horrible fate. He ran away and met up with Thalia and Annabeth; they eventually made it to Camp Half-Blood, but not before Thalia [[HeroicSacrifice died]]. Luke went on a failed quest and came back with [[GoodScarsEvilScars a scar]].
scar]]. [[spoiler: He is a major villain in the series, second only to Kronos, attempting to destroy the gods for their manipulation and abuse towards him.]]



** BrokenAce: And by the time we meet him, he's jaded, unhappy, and desperately craves affection from his aloof father.



* BrokenAce: Too bad his TheAce characteristics hide extreme parental issues and resentment.
* BrokenBird: His hatred of the gods stems from his own bitterness after being basically abandoned by his father his entire life.

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* BrokenAce: Too bad his TheAce characteristics hide extreme parental issues and resentment.
* BrokenBird: RareMaleExample. His hatred of the gods stems from his own bitterness after being basically abandoned by his father his entire life.



* DrivenToSuicide: For a good cause. See HeroicSacrifice below.



* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Willingly, if reluctantly, allows Kronos to possess him as the last resort for Kronos's resurrection.]]

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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Willingly, if reluctantly, [[spoiler: Reluctantly allows Kronos to possess him as the last resort for Kronos's resurrection.]]



* ForWantOfANail: He and Percy are this to each other. They're both sweet, compassionate fighters who become highly admired by their colleagues. Both are proficient swordsmen, handsome, and both consider Annabeth to be one of the most important people in their lives. They even have similar [[InnerMonologue narrative voices]], as demonstrated by his first-person short story in ''The Demigod Diaries''. The divergence hits with their mothers. [[spoiler: Luke's mother was tragically driven insane when she attempted to channel the spirit of the Oracle of Delphi and spent most of his childhood babbling at him about [[SelfFulfillingProphecy his awful fate]], leaving him scared, resentful, and starved for affection. His anger towards the gods was only increased by a quest that left him scarred and mostly ignored by the gods, including his father. He lashes out towards the manipulation by trying to unseat them and almost brings about the end of the world.]] By contrast, Percy is closer to his mother than anyone, and it's heavily implied she taught him everything he knows about kindness, morality, and love.



* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a scar over the right side on his face and as the series progresses, his scar becomes more bloody.

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has a scar over the right side on his face and as the series progresses, his scar it becomes more bloody.prominent. Percy states it looks fresh by the last book, [[NothingIsScarier though it's never explained why.]]



* HeroicWillpower: [[spoiler: Throws off Kronos' possession long enough to apologize to Annabeth and complete the above sacrifice.]]



* UsedToBeASweetKid : This is evident in his diary.

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* UsedToBeASweetKid : This is evident Evident in his diary.diary. [[TearJerker He sounds a lot like Percy.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: [[WhamLine "You said they cared about me!"]]



* WillingChanneler: Kronos coerces him into submitting to possession.



* HighHeelFaceTurn



* ShipTease: Played with rather epically. He is depicted as being shy around Annabeth, which [[UnreliableNarrator Percy]] interprets as him having feelings for her. Come ''[[TheHeroesOfOlympus House of Hades]]'', [[spoiler: we learn that he was actually jealous of her, as his true crush was on Percy Jackson himself]].

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* ShipTease: Played with rather epically. He is depicted as being shy around Annabeth, which [[UnreliableNarrator Percy]] interprets as him having feelings for her. Come ''[[TheHeroesOfOlympus House of Hades]]'', [[spoiler: we learn that he was actually jealous of her, as his true crush was on Percy Jackson himself]].



Percy's mother, who can see through the Mist.

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Percy's mother, who can see through the Mist.
Mist. [[MommasBoy A staple in his life,]] she's selfless, funny, and hardworking, and Percy's first and best mentor.



* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Only in the beginning of the third book.

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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Only in the beginning of the third book.book, and lovingly so. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments She tells stories about how cute Percy was as a baby, especially naked in the bathtub, in front of his crush]].



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Uses a ''shotgun'' to fend off a monster in ''The Last Olympian''. [[spoiler:This stretches back as far as ''The Lightning Thief'', where it's heavily implied that she used Medusa's head to turn Gabe to stone]].

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: A trait she shares with her son. Uses a ''shotgun'' to fend off a monster in ''The Last Olympian''. [[spoiler:This stretches back as far as ''The Lightning Thief'', where it's heavily implied that she used Medusa's head to turn Gabe to stone]].stone once his unwitting protection for Percy was no longer applicable.]].



* HappilyMarried: To Paul, after [[spoiler:getting rid of Gabe]].

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* HappilyMarried: To Paul, after [[spoiler:getting rid of Gabe]].Gabe.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Percy notes near the end of the first book that she has a rebellious streak in her too, mellowed by years and circumstance.
6th Aug '16 6:23:37 PM k410ren
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* TheDragon: Kronos' right-hand demigod and primary agent.

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* TheDragon: Kronos' right-hand demigod and primary agent. He also serves this role to Atlas during ''The Titan's Curse''.
2nd Aug '16 7:40:29 AM k410ren
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* InTheBack: [[spoiler: His (literal) AchillesHeel is the lower part of his back.]]



* AdaptationalBadass: In the films. He's adept at CaneFu and personally defeats the Hydra with Medusa's head.



* CaneFu: Quite adept at using his crutches as blunt weapons in the films, as Gabe and some guards at the Lotus Casino find out the hard way.



* TheArcher: Archery is his main form of fighting.




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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Uses a shotgun to send a monster flying in the fifth book.
2nd Aug '16 6:57:07 AM k410ren
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* AwesomeButImpractical: In the fourth book, he unlocks the power to create his own water: Awesome. He then uses it to create so much water he causes a volcano to erupt: Awesome. Doing this brings him to the point of near death and he has to spend two weeks being magically healed just to be able to stand again: Impractical.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: In the fourth book, he unlocks the power to create his own water: Awesome. He then uses it to create so much water he causes a volcano to erupt: Awesome. Doing this brings him to the point of near death and he has to spend two weeks being magically healed just to be able to stand again: Impractical. Not to mention he woke up Typhon.
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