History Heartwarming / PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians

8th Nov '17 3:35:39 PM MrMaplesyrup1
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* At the end, Percy telling Nico to join in with his birthday party after he realised that he probably hadn't been to one in his entire life.
** Also, the fact that, while Nico blames Percy for [[spoiler: Bianca's]] death, he still protects him by [[spoiler: calling up a giant rock to block Kronos' way]], even though he could've easily done it a second later and got Percy killed.
5th Nov '17 8:11:57 AM akanesarumara
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* Percy repeating what he heard Poseidon say about his mom- to Sally's face, making her blush, and insisting she should break free of Gabe as she deserves better.

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** Related: Percy's only memory of his father before he finds out he's a demigod is Poseidon standing by his crib and smiling at him.
* Percy repeating what he heard Poseidon say about his mom- mom (see below)- to Sally's face, making her blush, and insisting she should break free of Gabe as she deserves better.
24th Aug '17 4:19:33 PM Gaby007
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* Similar to the above, Argos, the 100-eyed-giant is working at the camp. The same Argos who according to the mythology was tasked by Hera to forever guard her sacred grove, also known as the Garden of the Hesperides. The implication being that Hera, forever described as easy to anger and petty in her (rightful) jealousy, lent the best guardsman she could think of to guard demigods, including those who are the fruit of her husband's cheating.

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* Similar to the above, Argos, the 100-eyed-giant is working at the camp. The same Argos who according to the mythology was tasked by Hera to forever guard her sacred grove, also known as the Garden of the Hesperides. The implication being that Hera, forever described as easy to anger and petty in her (rightful) jealousy, lent the best guardsman she could think of to guard demigods, including those who are the fruit of her husband's cheating.cheating.
* Dionysus is constantly bitching and complaining about being at the Camp because he hates demigods, but he actually gets to spend time and have meaningful interactions with his twin sons Castor and Pollux. We may not see it on-screen, but Dionysus' utter devastation when [[spoiler: Castor dies]] shows he really does love his children.
6th Jul '17 3:14:06 AM mythmonster2
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* Calypso letting Percy go. The fact that she loved him enough to let him go, even though she'd spend thousands of years waiting for a new love which would be ripped away again anyways... This also doubles as a major TearJerker.



* Calypso letting Percy go. The fact that she loved him enough to let him go, even though she'd spend thousands of years waiting for a new love which would be ripped away again anyways... This also doubles as a major TearJerker.
3rd Jul '17 9:09:12 AM akanesarumara
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** When Zeus forces himself on Kallisto by posing as her mistress, Artemis, Percy says that Kallisto kept quiet about it out of fear that it was her fault -- then informs the reader that it's ''never'' your fault if someone does that to you, and you should tell someone, even adding that though he knows blaming Zeus is not the wisest choice he could make, he doesn't care of the big guy upstairs hears, "I call 'em like I see 'em".

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** When Zeus forces himself on Kallisto by posing as her mistress, Artemis, Percy says that Kallisto kept quiet about it out of fear that it was her fault -- then informs the reader that it's ''never'' your fault if someone does that to you, and you should tell someone, even adding that though he knows blaming Zeus is not the wisest choice he could make, he doesn't care of if the big guy upstairs hears, "I call 'em like I see 'em".



** He also never excuses the wrongdoings of any demigod (for example he says saying Hera caused Heracles' madness that made him kill his family is letting him off easy as he has a well-documented case of HairTriggerTemper and he killed a teacher in rage when he was 12) or even god (not even the more questionable deeds of his father such as taking revenge on Minos by having his wife fall in love with the sacrificial bull or raping Demeter in horse-form) in both ''Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes'' and ''Percy Jackson's Greek Gods'', and at the end of Arachne's story, he asks, "What's the conclusion to draw? Many say it's to never even think you can be as good as a god and not to even try to outdo them but I think that's wrong. Arachne ''was'' that good."

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** * He also never excuses the wrongdoings of any demigod (for example he says saying Hera caused Heracles' madness that made him kill his family is letting him off easy as he has a well-documented case of HairTriggerTemper and he killed a teacher in rage when he was 12) or even god (not even the more questionable deeds of his father such as taking revenge on Minos by having his wife fall in love with the sacrificial bull or raping Demeter in horse-form) in both ''Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes'' and ''Percy Jackson's Greek Gods'', and at the end of Arachne's story, he asks, "What's the conclusion to draw? Many say it's to never even think you can be as good as a god and not to even try to outdo them but I think that's wrong. Arachne ''was'' that good."
3rd Jul '17 9:01:22 AM akanesarumara
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* Simply the fact that if there is one thing the big royally screwed-up family of Olympians agrees on, it's that nobody messes with Hestia with impunity, and if anyone tries, all the gods will be after that person faster than you can say "Uh-oh."
** There was one time that both Poseidon and Apollo wanted to marry Hestia. Zeus called her over and said she can chose. She broke down in tears saying she will tend to the hearth and do the job she always did but doesn't want to marry anyone at all. Though they don't really understand her reasons, Apollo and Poseidon rescind their proposal and vow to protect her right ''not'' to marry, with Zeus sealing the deal.
30th Apr '17 12:07:08 PM akanesarumara
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* Even with gods he has a rocky relationship with, he at least tries to portray the sympathetic bits while simultaneously being ruthless in calling them out when that is in order. As examples, the two deities at the top of his disliked list:
** He readily admits Zeus could be a fun and charming guy ''when he wanted to be'' and that he had his share of good plans and ideas plus gives him his due during his fights. Doesn't stop Percy from calling him a rapist and outright unfit to rule ("That would be like making ''me'' the god of homework and good grades!")
** He is the first to admit that Hera has it rough, being cheated on constantly as the ''goddess of marriage''. Percy is also the first to call her tormenting Zeus's paramours and children more than unjust.
* When recounting the escapades of Jason and the Argonauts, he comments on the fight of Polydeuces (he of Castor's twin, from the Dioscuri), he says that even if that particular child might not look like much at first glance, underestimating a kid of Zeus is a grave mistake- and gives special props to "my bro" Jason Grace (and presumably also including Thalia in the compliment).
30th Apr '17 11:24:07 AM akanesarumara
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!The Lightning Thief
* Poseidon telling Percy he is proud of him and calling Percy a true son of the god of the sea.
* Percy repeating what he heard Poseidon say about his mom- to Sally's face, making her blush, and insisting she should break free of Gabe as she deserves better.
* After Annabeth opens up about her family ordeal, Percy advises her to give living with her dad and stepmom one last chance. At the end of the book we see she followed his advice.
* Thalia's sacrifice at the border of the camp to get her friends into safety is this with a TearJerker.
* What is the password of the flying sneakers Hermes gave to Luke? "Maia"- [[MommasBoy the name of Hermes' own mother.]]



* It might not come to mind at first, but Zeus's actions after Thalia's sacrificial death for her friends show that there's more to him than just a stubborn and overly-ambitious ruler, not only by preserving her life in the form of a tree, but also by using her to power the monster-repelling barrier around Camp Half-Blood. In doing so, he's provided protection even for demigods whose mere existence he may not approve of, as well as sparing the other gods the loss he ended up suffering. It's a nice way of showing how deep, ''deep'' down, the guy's still not above things like empathy or reasonable sense.


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* It might not come to mind at first, but Zeus's actions after Thalia's sacrificial death for her friends show that there's more to him than just a stubborn and overly-ambitious ruler, not only by preserving her life in the form of a tree, but also by using her to power the monster-repelling barrier around Camp Half-Blood. In doing so, he's provided protection even for demigods whose mere existence he may not approve of, as well as sparing the other gods the loss he ended up suffering. It's a nice way of showing how deep, ''deep'' down, the guy's still not above things like empathy or reasonable sense.
18th Apr '17 4:54:27 AM cryforce
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* At the end of the book, after they have just won the chariot race, Annabeth kisses Percy on the cheek and the cheering crowd goes even more wild in response. Heck, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt even the fish could see it.]]
17th Apr '17 11:48:43 AM akanesarumara
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** Hestia ''being there'' in the first place. She takes the effort to personally visit camp (even if gods can be in more than one place at once), all to improve the atmosphere and create a home away from home (or, Hades, for some even ''a home, period'') to these kids who go through such piles of Minotaur dung in their lives (see the unsorted entry under Tear Jerker) that they celebrate at the end of each summer "yay I didn't die this year either!". Because she is the goddess of the hearth and home and by the Olympians ''everyone deserves to have that''.
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