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\n* Credit to the film where credit is due; when Percy returns the bolt to Zeus, we get a shot of thunderous lightning filling the skies outside the moment Zeus has it back in his hands. A pretty awesome way of demonstrating the power he possesses and a sense of how much he's been wanting to show it off since he lost the bolt.





[[!The films]]
* Credit where credit is due; when Percy returns the bolt to Zeus, we get a shot of thunderous lightning filling the skies outside the moment Zeus has it back in his hands. A pretty awesome way of demonstrating the power he possesses and a sense of how much he's been wanting to show it off since he lost the bolt.

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\n[[!The films]]\n* Credit where credit is due; when Percy returns the bolt to Zeus, we get a shot of thunderous lightning filling the skies outside the moment Zeus has it back in his hands. A pretty awesome way of demonstrating the power he possesses and a sense of how much he's been wanting to show it off since he lost the bolt.----


* Rachel becoming the new Oracle of Delphi, despite the fact that it drove the last woman who tried mad.

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* Rachel becoming the new Oracle of Delphi, despite the fact that it drove the last woman who tried mad.mad.

[[!The films]]
* Credit where credit is due; when Percy returns the bolt to Zeus, we get a shot of thunderous lightning filling the skies outside the moment Zeus has it back in his hands. A pretty awesome way of demonstrating the power he possesses and a sense of how much he's been wanting to show it off since he lost the bolt.


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* Percy's battle with [[spoiler: Ares]] in ''The Lightning Thief'', actually badly hurting the God of War. That's right--barely trained 12-year-old against the centuries-old god of war, and Percy not only survives, but lands a solid blow. Admittedly, it's implied that [[spoiler: Kronos was responsible for stopping Ares from carving up Percy after]], but still, ridiculously impressive.

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* Percy's battle with [[spoiler: Ares]] Ares in ''The Lightning Thief'', actually badly hurting the God of War. That's right--barely trained 12-year-old against the centuries-old god of war, and Percy not only survives, but lands a solid blow. Admittedly, it's implied that [[spoiler: Kronos was responsible for stopping Ares from carving up Percy after]], after, but still, ridiculously impressive.



* [[spoiler: Tyson]] and Percy [[spoiler:taking out those cannibals]] in the beginning of the book.
* [[spoiler:Tyson]] in general is a powerhouse in the team being the resident BigGuy of the story for a lot of the early parts, easily taking down bigger opponents with little effort thanks to his brute strength. [[spoiler: Even though he's like 7-8 in age thanks to to him being a Cyclops.]]

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* [[spoiler: Tyson]] Tyson and Percy [[spoiler:taking taking out those cannibals]] cannibals in the beginning of the book.
* [[spoiler:Tyson]] Tyson in general is a powerhouse in the team being the resident BigGuy of the story for a lot of the early parts, easily taking down bigger opponents with little effort thanks to his brute strength. [[spoiler: Even though he's like 7-8 in age thanks to to him being a Cyclops.]]



* Half the things [[spoiler:Tyson]] says to Polyphemus in the last couple of chapters.

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* Half the things [[spoiler:Tyson]] Tyson says to Polyphemus in the last couple of chapters.



* Clarisse pulling a BigDamnHeroes moment when Percy, Annabeth and Tyson having to deal with [[spoiler:the Hydra of the Monster Donut]].
* Dionysus sending Tantalus back to Hades after [[spoiler:Chiron is cleared from his crimes.]] Everyone in camp cheered for the God of Wine that day.

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* Clarisse pulling a BigDamnHeroes moment when Percy, Annabeth and Tyson having to deal with [[spoiler:the the Hydra of the Monster Donut]].
Donut.
* Dionysus sending Tantalus back to Hades after [[spoiler:Chiron Chiron is cleared from his crimes.]] crimes. Everyone in camp cheered for the God of Wine that day.



** Keeping in mind that Zoe has not really been all that nice to him at all, Percy's willingness to stand up to the ''Titan General'' to protect her more than qualify. [[spoiler: Especially as he comes close to being killed doing it.]]
* [[spoiler: Percy voluntarily stepping in to hold up the sky in Artemis's place]].
** [[spoiler: Annabeth held it for far longer than Percy before Artemis showed up. That makes Annabeth beyond awesome]].
* [[spoiler:Artemis whipping out two absurdly long knives (and keep in mind that she has the body of a twelve-year-old) and ripping Atlas a new one long enough to trick him into taking the weight of the sky back]].

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** Keeping in mind that Zoe has not really been all that nice to him at all, Percy's willingness to stand up to the ''Titan General'' to protect her more than qualify. [[spoiler: Especially as he comes close to being killed doing it.]]
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* [[spoiler: Percy voluntarily stepping in to hold up the sky in Artemis's place]].place.
** [[spoiler: Annabeth held it for far longer than Percy before Artemis showed up. That makes Annabeth beyond awesome]].
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* [[spoiler:Artemis Artemis whipping out two absurdly long knives (and keep in mind that she has the body of a twelve-year-old) and ripping Atlas a new one long enough to trick him into taking the weight of the sky back]].back.



* Percy convincing the gods [[spoiler: not to kill the Ophiotaurus.]]

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* Percy convincing the gods [[spoiler: not to kill the Ophiotaurus.]]



* [[spoiler: Dionysus casually appearing on the Chrysler Building when Percy and Blackjack were following after the others and tangling them in vines. It just shows that despite him being a big time complainer, he's STILL a God and he can just kill those two with a thought if he really wanted.]]
** [[spoiler: He even scared Percy in that instance, as his eyes looked like they had violet flames at the time]]
** [[spoiler: There's also what he does to the Manticore, and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation the human mercenaries with him]]...]]

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* [[spoiler: Dionysus casually appearing on the Chrysler Building when Percy and Blackjack were following after the others and tangling them in vines. It just shows that despite him being a big time complainer, he's STILL a God and he can just kill those two with a thought if he really wanted.]]
wanted.
** [[spoiler: He even scared Percy in that instance, as his eyes looked like they had violet flames at the time]]
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** [[spoiler: There's also what he does to the Manticore, and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation the human mercenaries with him]]...]]
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** The fact that it PHASED him is enough to be impressed. And it even got [[spoiler:Luke]] out for a moment to feel the pain of something smacking him in the face.
* [[spoiler:Briares turning one hundred feet tall and killing Kampe by hurling boulders at her. Made even more awesome by the fact that he had been living in fear of her for most of his life.]]
* If it wasn't for the fact that it nearly got them all killed, [[spoiler: Annabeth calling out the Sphinx for her idiotic "Riddles" comes to mind.]]
* Despite it being a TearJerker, [[spoiler:Grover taking some of Pan's essence proved to be a pretty useful thing when he goat bleats an entire army away.]]

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** The fact that it PHASED him is enough to be impressed. And it even got [[spoiler:Luke]] Luke out for a moment to feel the pain of something smacking him in the face.
* [[spoiler:Briares Briares turning one hundred feet tall and killing Kampe by hurling boulders at her. Made even more awesome by the fact that he had been living in fear of her for most of his life.]]
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* If it wasn't for the fact that it nearly got them all killed, [[spoiler: Annabeth calling out the Sphinx for her idiotic "Riddles" comes to mind.]]
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* Despite it being a TearJerker, [[spoiler:Grover Grover taking some of Pan's essence proved to be a pretty useful thing when he goat bleats an entire army away.]]



* [[spoiler:Beckendorf sacrificing himself to destroy the ''Princess Andromeda''.]]
* [[spoiler:Percy ''single-handedly'' defeating Hades' army of Roman soldiers and redcoats, not to mention getting close enough to ''threaten Hades himself, after bathing in the River Styx and achieving invulnerability'']].
* The moment in the battle for Olympus where [[spoiler:Percy (again, ''single-handedly'') turns the tide against a battle between the Apollo cabin and an army of monsters by cutting through most of the army himself.]]
* Percy facing the Minotaur in a DuelToTheDeath. [[spoiler:And [[CurbStompBattle takes it out without breaking a sweat]]]]. He then charges the two-hundred plus army of monsters, all by himself. [[spoiler:He kills all but twenty, who flee in terror, also without breaking a sweat]].
* Percy then taking on Kronos, the Titan Lord himself. [[spoiler:And not only survives, which is a CMOA in itself, but makes ''Kronos'' break a sweat.]]

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* [[spoiler:Beckendorf Beckendorf sacrificing himself to destroy the ''Princess Andromeda''.]]
Andromeda''.
* [[spoiler:Percy Percy ''single-handedly'' defeating Hades' army of Roman soldiers and redcoats, not to mention getting close enough to ''threaten Hades himself, after bathing in the River Styx and achieving invulnerability'']].
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* The moment in the battle for Olympus where [[spoiler:Percy Percy (again, ''single-handedly'') turns the tide against a battle between the Apollo cabin and an army of monsters by cutting through most of the army himself.]]
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* Percy facing the Minotaur in a DuelToTheDeath. [[spoiler:And And [[CurbStompBattle takes it out without breaking a sweat]]]].sweat]]. He then charges the two-hundred plus army of monsters, all by himself. [[spoiler:He He kills all but twenty, who flee in terror, also without breaking a sweat]].sweat.
* Percy then taking on Kronos, the Titan Lord himself. [[spoiler:And And not only survives, which is a CMOA in itself, but makes ''Kronos'' break a sweat.]]



* Grover and the Satyrs also gets a moment here for [[spoiler: beating Hyperion by more-or-less sealing him in a ''tree'']].

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* Grover and the Satyrs also gets a moment here for [[spoiler: beating Hyperion by more-or-less sealing him in a ''tree'']].''tree''.



* Percy manages to defeat the Clazmonian Sow, a monster no hero has ever killed before. He does it by [[spoiler:siccing on it the Hermes statue from the top of Grand Central Station and the lion statues from the New York Public Library steps, since both are automatons created by Daedalus]].
* The Party Ponies [[spoiler: beating back armies of monsters with NERF baseball bats, arrows and paintball guns laced with celestial bronze]]. Whilst screaming insults at each other over who has the better chapter.

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* Percy manages to defeat the Clazmonian Sow, a monster no hero has ever killed before. He does it by [[spoiler:siccing siccing on it the Hermes statue from the top of Grand Central Station and the lion statues from the New York Public Library steps, since both are automatons created by Daedalus]].
Daedalus.
* The Party Ponies [[spoiler: beating back armies of monsters with NERF baseball bats, arrows and paintball guns laced with celestial bronze]].bronze. Whilst screaming insults at each other over who has the better chapter.



* [[spoiler: Silena convincing the Ares campers that she was Clarisse.]] Though it's implied that she didn't exactly have to try to hard.
* Clarisse's RoaringRampageOfRevenge after [[spoiler:Silena dies, which consists of killing a freakin' drakon, and then holding back the entire army while dragging its skin behind her.]] Her father, Ares, practically glomps her in his pride after the battle is done.
--> '''Clarisse''':I AM CLARISSE, [[spoiler:DRAKON-SLAYER]]! I WILL KILL YOU ALL!!

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* [[spoiler: Silena convincing the Ares campers that she was Clarisse.]] Clarisse. Though it's implied that she didn't exactly have to try to hard.
* Clarisse's RoaringRampageOfRevenge after [[spoiler:Silena Silena dies, which consists of killing a freakin' drakon, and then holding back the entire army while dragging its skin behind her.]] her. Her father, Ares, practically glomps her in his pride after the battle is done.
--> '''Clarisse''':I '''Clarisse:''' I AM CLARISSE, [[spoiler:DRAKON-SLAYER]]! DRAKON-SLAYER! I WILL KILL YOU ALL!!



* Nico [[spoiler:showing up with his skeletal army, making the army of Kronos part for him, and pretty much saving the day.]]

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* Nico [[spoiler:showing showing up with his skeletal army, making the army of Kronos part for him, and pretty much saving the day.]]



* [[spoiler:Luke holding off Kronos the [[BigBad king of all evil]] [[GrandTheftMe possessing his body,]] and [[HeroicSacrifice killing himself]].]]
* Poseidon and TheCavalry [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu helping the Olympians defeat Typhon and send him to Tartarus.]]]]
* It's a very brief moment, but after Percy knocks [[spoiler:Luke]]'s sword into the hearth fire, [[spoiler:Kronos]] goes to fetch it, only to be horribly burned by it having become red-hot in the coals--and then an image of Hestia flickers in the fire, frowning at him in disapproval. Yes, she stood up to, wounded, and [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu contemptuously dismissed]] [[spoiler:the wicked father of the gods]] himself. So much for being "the least of the gods", eh?

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* [[spoiler:Luke Luke holding off Kronos the [[BigBad king of all evil]] [[GrandTheftMe possessing his body,]] and [[HeroicSacrifice killing himself]].himself]].
* Poseidon and TheCavalry [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu helping the Olympians defeat Typhon and send him to Tartarus.
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* Poseidon and TheCavalry [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu helping the Olympians defeat Typhon and send him to Tartarus.]]]]
* It's a very brief moment, but after Percy knocks [[spoiler:Luke]]'s Luke's sword into the hearth fire, [[spoiler:Kronos]] Kronos goes to fetch it, only to be horribly burned by it having become red-hot in the coals--and then an image of Hestia flickers in the fire, frowning at him in disapproval. Yes, she stood up to, wounded, and [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu contemptuously dismissed]] [[spoiler:the the wicked father of the gods]] gods himself. So much for being "the least of the gods", eh?



* Percy exacting an oath from the gods [[spoiler:to never let any half-blood children go unclaimed again, and allowing all the gods (and their children) to have seats on Olympus and cabins at the camp]].

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* Percy exacting an oath from the gods [[spoiler:to to never let any half-blood children go unclaimed again, and allowing all the gods (and their children) to have seats on Olympus and cabins at the camp]].camp.


* [[spoiler: Beckendorf sacrificing himself to destroy the ''Princess Andromeda''.]]
* How has [[spoiler: Percy ''single-handedly'' defeating Hades's army of Roman soldiers and redcoats, not to mention getting close enough to ''threaten Hades himself,'' after '' bathing in the River Styx and achieving invulnerability'']] not gotten on here yet? Coming close was the moment in the battle for Olympus where [[spoiler: Percy (again, ''single-handedly'') turned the tide against a battle between the Apollo cabin and an army of monsters by cutting through most of the army himself.]]
* Percy facing the Minotaur in a DuelToTheDeath. [[spoiler: And [[CurbStompBattle takes it out without breaking a sweat]]]]. He then charges the two-hundred plus army of monsters, all by himself. [[spoiler: He kills all but twenty, who flee in terror, also without breaking a sweat]].
* Percy then taking on Kronos, the Titan Lord himself. [[spoiler: And not only survives, which is a CMOA in itself, but makes ''Kronos'' break a sweat.]]

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* [[spoiler: Beckendorf [[spoiler:Beckendorf sacrificing himself to destroy the ''Princess Andromeda''.]]
* How has [[spoiler: Percy [[spoiler:Percy ''single-handedly'' defeating Hades's Hades' army of Roman soldiers and redcoats, not to mention getting close enough to ''threaten Hades himself,'' himself, after '' bathing in the River Styx and achieving invulnerability'']] not gotten on here yet? Coming close was the invulnerability'']].
* The
moment in the battle for Olympus where [[spoiler: Percy [[spoiler:Percy (again, ''single-handedly'') turned turns the tide against a battle between the Apollo cabin and an army of monsters by cutting through most of the army himself.]]
* Percy facing the Minotaur in a DuelToTheDeath. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And [[CurbStompBattle takes it out without breaking a sweat]]]]. He then charges the two-hundred plus army of monsters, all by himself. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He kills all but twenty, who flee in terror, also without breaking a sweat]].
* Percy then taking on Kronos, the Titan Lord himself. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And not only survives, which is a CMOA in itself, but makes ''Kronos'' break a sweat.]]



* What, nothing for Nico? [[spoiler: He was one badass twelve year old when he showed up with his skeletal army, made the army of Kronos part for him, and pretty much saved the day.]]
* Percy's stepdad, who can't even see through the Mist (the stuff that makes monsters and so on InvisibleToNormals) grabs a sword and duels one of the monsters, and his mother blows one away with a shotgun... but what makes this truly awesome is that when Percy asks when she learned to fire a shotgun, she calmly responds, "About two seconds ago."

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* What, nothing for Nico? [[spoiler: He was one badass twelve year old when he showed Nico [[spoiler:showing up with his skeletal army, made making the army of Kronos part for him, and pretty much saved saving the day.]]
* Percy's stepdad, who can't even see through the Mist (the stuff that makes monsters and so on InvisibleToNormals) InvisibleToNormals), grabs a sword and duels one of the monsters, and his mother blows one away with a shotgun... but what makes this truly awesome is that when Percy asks when she learned to fire a shotgun, she calmly responds, "About two seconds ago."



* [[spoiler: Luke holding off Kronos the [[BigBad king of all evil]] [[GrandTheftMe possessing his body,]] and [[HeroicSacrifice killing himself]].]]
* Poseidon and TheCavalry [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu helping the Olympians defeat Typhon and send him to Tartarus.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: Luke [[spoiler:Luke holding off Kronos the [[BigBad king of all evil]] [[GrandTheftMe possessing his body,]] and [[HeroicSacrifice killing himself]].]]
* Poseidon and TheCavalry [[spoiler: [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu helping the Olympians defeat Typhon and send him to Tartarus.]]]]


** Actually Picking up the Golden Apples was Hercules' Eleventh Labor while the stables were the 5th. So they likely didn't forgive her for helping Heracles.
* [[spoiler: Nico's final confrontation with Minos in Daedalus's workshop?]]

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** Actually Picking up the Golden Apples was Hercules' Eleventh Labor while the stables were the 5th. So they likely didn't forgive her for helping Heracles.
* [[spoiler: Nico's final confrontation with Minos in Daedalus's workshop?]]workshop.



* There's Rachel [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu nailing Kronos in the eye with her hairbrush in ''Battle of the Labyrinth'']]. As the Funny page puts it, "Rachel Elizabeth Dare. Kronos. ''Hairbrush.''" That is all.
** The fact that it PHASED him is enough to be impressed. And it even got [[spoiler: Luke]] out for a moment to feel the pain of something smacking him in the face.
* [[spoiler: Briares turning one hundred feet tall and killing Kampe by hurling boulders at her. Made even more awesome by the fact that he had been living in fear of her for most of his life.]]
* if it wasn't for the fact that it nearly got them all killed, [[spoiler: Annabeth calling out the Sphinx for her idiotic "Riddles" comes to mind.]]
* Despite it being a TearJerker, [[spoiler: Grover taking some of Pan's essence proved to be a pretty useful thing when he goat bleats an entire army away.]]

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* There's Rachel [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu nailing Kronos in the eye with her hairbrush in ''Battle of the Labyrinth'']]. As the Funny page puts it, "Rachel Elizabeth Dare. Kronos. ''Hairbrush.''" That is all.
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** The fact that it PHASED him is enough to be impressed. And it even got [[spoiler: Luke]] [[spoiler:Luke]] out for a moment to feel the pain of something smacking him in the face.
* [[spoiler: Briares [[spoiler:Briares turning one hundred feet tall and killing Kampe by hurling boulders at her. Made even more awesome by the fact that he had been living in fear of her for most of his life.]]
* if If it wasn't for the fact that it nearly got them all killed, [[spoiler: Annabeth calling out the Sphinx for her idiotic "Riddles" comes to mind.]]
* Despite it being a TearJerker, [[spoiler: Grover [[spoiler:Grover taking some of Pan's essence proved to be a pretty useful thing when he goat bleats an entire army away.]]


* [[spoiler: Tyson]] and Percy [[spoiler: taking out those cannibals]] in the beginning of the book.
* Really, [[spoiler: Tyson]] in general is a powerhouse in the team being the resident BigGuy of the story for a lot of the early parts, easily taking down bigger opponents with little effort thanks to his brute strength. [[spoiler: Even though he's like 7-8 in age thanks to to him being a Cyclops.]]

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* [[spoiler: Tyson]] and Percy [[spoiler: taking [[spoiler:taking out those cannibals]] in the beginning of the book.
* Really, [[spoiler: Tyson]] [[spoiler:Tyson]] in general is a powerhouse in the team being the resident BigGuy of the story for a lot of the early parts, easily taking down bigger opponents with little effort thanks to his brute strength. [[spoiler: Even though he's like 7-8 in age thanks to to him being a Cyclops.]]



* I'm sure ''HALF'' those things [[spoiler: Tyson]] said to Polyphemus in the last couple of chapters in ''The Sea Of Monsters'' qualifies as well.
** There's a bit in that book, passed over in a single line, where Percy ''cuts arrows out of the air''.
* Clarisse pulling a BigDamnHeroes moment when Percy, Annabeth and Tyson having to deal with [[spoiler: The Hydra of the Monster Donut]].
* Dionysus sending Tantalus back to Hades after [[spoiler: Chiron is cleared from his crimes.]] Everyone in camp cheered for the God of Wine that day.

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* I'm sure ''HALF'' those Half the things [[spoiler: Tyson]] said [[spoiler:Tyson]] says to Polyphemus in the last couple of chapters in ''The Sea Of Monsters'' qualifies as well.
** There's a bit in that book,
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* The part,
passed over in a single line, where Percy ''cuts arrows out of the air''.
* Clarisse pulling a BigDamnHeroes moment when Percy, Annabeth and Tyson having to deal with [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:the Hydra of the Monster Donut]].
* Dionysus sending Tantalus back to Hades after [[spoiler: Chiron [[spoiler:Chiron is cleared from his crimes.]] Everyone in camp cheered for the God of Wine that day.


* Percy's battle with [[spoiler: Ares]] in ''The Lightning Thief''? [[spoiler: Percy defeating Ares, ''god of war'', in a swordfight.]] Can you imagine the strength, skill and savagery it must take to do that? And Ares wasn't even in the movie. And the injury that Ares sustains, remains present throughout the next two books!
** To add to this...this was back when Percy was only ''12 years old''! And he won against a Centuries-old GOD OF WAR!

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* Percy's battle with [[spoiler: Ares]] in ''The Lightning Thief''? Thief'', actually badly hurting the God of War. That's right--barely trained 12-year-old against the centuries-old god of war, and Percy not only survives, but lands a solid blow. Admittedly, it's implied that [[spoiler: Kronos was responsible for stopping Ares from carving up Percy defeating Ares, ''god of war'', in a swordfight.]] Can you imagine the strength, skill and savagery it must take to do that? And Ares wasn't even in the movie. And the injury that Ares sustains, remains present throughout the next two books!
** To add to this...this was back when Percy was only ''12 years old''! And he won against a Centuries-old GOD OF WAR!
after]], but still, ridiculously impressive.



* [[spoiler: Dionysus casually appearing on the Chrysler Building when Percy and Blackjack were following after the others and tangling them in vines. It just shows that despite him being a big time complainer, he's STILL a God and he can likely just kill those two with a thought if he really wanted.]]

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* [[spoiler: Dionysus casually appearing on the Chrysler Building when Percy and Blackjack were following after the others and tangling them in vines. It just shows that despite him being a big time complainer, he's STILL a God and he can likely just kill those two with a thought if he really wanted.]]




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* Percy causing an eruption of Mt St Helens.



** Note that Hyperion is the Titan of the ''Sun.''
*** That would be Helios, his son. Hyperion is the Titan Lord of Light and the East.

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** Note that Hyperion is the Titan of the ''Sun.''
*** That would be Helios, his son.
Hyperion is the Titan Lord of Light and the East.


** What makes it better? According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Hestia has exceptionally good memory. As in, good enough to ''remember being eaten by Kronos.'' Also according to that book, looking at Hestia and being able to tell what she would grow up to be made Kronos feel like an old rotary-dial phone next to the new smartphone models- that is, he knew his days were numbered.

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** What makes it better? According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Hestia has exceptionally good memory. As in, [[NoInfantileAmnesia good enough to ''remember being eaten by Kronos.'' '']] Also according to that book, looking at Hestia and being able to tell what she would grow up to be made Kronos feel like an old rotary-dial phone next to the new smartphone models- that is, he knew [[YourDaysAreNumbered his days were numbered.]]


* The children of Hephaestus are skilled with technology and make fireworks the size of ''Patriot missiles''. Which make for massive, animated re-enactments of the Battle of Thermopylae, Hercules slaying the Nemean Lion, and George Washington crossing the Delaware. And they launch them all off on the 4th of July.


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* The children of Hephaestus are skilled with technology and make fireworks the size of ''Patriot missiles''. Which make for massive, animated re-enactments of the Battle of Thermopylae, Hercules slaying the Nemean Lion, and George Washington UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington crossing the Delaware. And they launch them all off on the 4th of July.



* Zoe Nightshade steals the camp van and drives south "like a crazy person" rather than risk another life unnecessarily. (Also probably to avoid any further delays while choosing the fifth member of the quest group, which is a different kind of awesome/[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]].)

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* Zoe Nightshade steals the camp van and drives south "like a crazy person" rather than risk another life unnecessarily. (Also probably to avoid any further delays while choosing the fifth member of the quest group, which is a different kind of awesome/[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]].awesome[=/=]{{SugarWiki/heartwarming|Moments}}.)



* Speaking of Zoe, taking a quest perfectly aware of the fact that you're going to die horribly (she ''knows'' how much her father hates her, and she must have known that if she was going to die by his hand, it wouldn't be pleasant) because [[TrueCompanions your goddess needs you]] is pretty awesome/[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] on its own.

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* Speaking of Zoe, taking a quest perfectly aware of the fact that you're going to die horribly (she ''knows'' how much her father hates her, and she must have known that if she was going to die by his hand, it wouldn't be pleasant) because [[TrueCompanions your goddess needs you]] is pretty awesome/[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] awesome[=/=]{{SugarWiki/heartwarming|Moments}} on its own.

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**It's implied in The Battle of the Labyrinth that he can at least see a little past it, given that he was able to see past the party line about what happened with the cheerleaders.

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*** That would be Helios, his son. Hyperion is the Titan Lord of Light and the East.

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* Percy manages to defeat the Clazmonian Sow, a monster no hero has ever killed before. He does it by [[spoiler:siccing on it the Hermes statue from the top of Grand Central Station and the lion statues from the New York Public Library steps, since both are automatons created by Daedalus]].


** What makes it better? According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Hestia has exceptionally good memory. As in, good enough to ''remember being eaten by Kronos.''

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** What makes it better? According to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, Hestia has exceptionally good memory. As in, good enough to ''remember being eaten by Kronos.'''' Also according to that book, looking at Hestia and being able to tell what she would grow up to be made Kronos feel like an old rotary-dial phone next to the new smartphone models- that is, he knew his days were numbered.

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* Easy to miss but when Percy asks him if anyone has come back from the Underworld, Chiron mentions Houdini went down there and had himself chained (pretty much for shits and giggles and just cos he could and to see if he could escape). However, nobody ever confirms whether he was a demigod or just a mortal who could see through the Mist, Chiron only calling him a great escapologist and nobody else mentioning him. Either way, CrazyAwesome.

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