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The forces of Kronos of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. For the full list of characters, click here.

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Played by: Robert Knepper

The King of the Titans and suitably the most powerful. He has domain over time and harvest.

  • Abusive Parents: He literally ate his children as soon as they were born because it was foretold that he was destined to be overcome by his own sons.
  • Adaptational Superpower Change: In this series, Kronos boasts control over the flow of time due to being erroneously merged with the primordial god of it, Chronos.
  • And I Must Scream: He literally cannot die. The first time, he was chopped into bits and pitched into Tartarus. The second time, his consciousness exploded and was spread so thinly across the world that there's little hope of it reassembling.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To many of the Olympians.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Became King of the Titans through being the most powerful, being the one who killed his father in the original mythology.
  • Batman Gambit: Allowing the Fleece to be returned to Camp Half-Blood so Thalia could be brought back to life, and he could count on her Fatal Flaw to sway her to his side so he could have a chance to control the Great Prophecy. It fails.
  • Big Bad: Of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. His goal is to be resurrected, and the demigods and gods have to stop him because it would mean the fall of civilization.
  • Big "NO!": Lets one lose when he's finally defeated.
  • The Chessmaster: Manipulates people and events to further his goal of reforming and taking over the world.
  • Complete Immortality: Like most divine beings in the series, Kronos simply cannot die. Period. Not even cutting him into numerous pieces will truly do the trick. That said, after his essence gets scattered across the world, other characters theorize that he might never regain consciousness, let alone physcial body.
  • Composite Character: The book series makes the common mistake of morphing the Titan Cronus with the primordial god of time, Chronos. In the myths, they were two separate beings who did not share the same powers.
  • Demonic Possession: Because Kronos never fully recovers from being mutilated, he can come into being only by possessing someone.
  • Karmic Death: The first time around. Given that this mythology version where Kronos chopped Ouranos into pieces rather than merely castrating him, Kronos suffers the exact same fate done with the exact same weapon he used.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Described as such.
  • Jumped at the Call: Percy Jackson's Greek Gods says he was eager indeed when Gaea asked the Titans who will kill Ouranos.
  • Lean and Mean: His original body is described as being far less impressive physically than his fellow Titans, but even back then he had an evil gleam in his eyes and was the only Titan who willing stepped up to the task of killing Ouranos.
  • Sadistic Choice: In the fifth book, Kronos frequently threatens to kill Percy's friends unless he surrenders to him.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Initially, his remains are just in a particularly creepy sarcophagus that gets stronger every time a demigod forsakes the Olympians and joins his side. Later, Luke graduates to being his Soul Jar.
  • Sinister Scythe: His Weapon of Choice.
  • Time Master: Kronos seems particularly fond of slowing time around his opponents to a near stop. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods has Percy state that back when he was king of the titans, he liked to use his powers to speed up time for his victims, causing them to crumble to dust due to aging. (Notably, his powers do not, in fact, include Time Travel, despite being the Titan (and thus personification) of Time.)
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this a bunch of times. Most of them are insincere.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: All the more identifiable considering that he possesses people to function. When he possesses Luke, for example, the latter's eyes turn from blue to gold.
  • You Have Failed Me: Kronos decides to let Atlas rot due to his repeated failures.


    Luke Castellan 

Played by: Jake Abel, Samuel Braun (young)

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 went crazy from visions of her son's eventual future and became The Ophelia, 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 died. Luke went on a failed quest and came back with a scar. He is a major villain in the first series, second only to Kronos, attempting to destroy the gods for their manipulation and abuse towards him.

  • The Ace: Good looking, charismatic, a good fighter, and his cabin's counselor.
    • Broken Ace: And by the time we meet him, he's jaded, unhappy, and desperately craves affection from his aloof father.
  • Always Someone Better: To Percy.
  • Anti-Villain: Gradually revealed to be this as the series goes on and his more redeeming qualities and tragic backstory come to the surface.
  • Broken Bird: Rare Male Example. His hatred of the gods stems from his own bitterness after being basically abandoned by his father his entire life.
  • Belated Backstory: Until the fifth book, all we know is that his dad sent him on the quest where he got his scar, and he hates him for it.
  • Big Bad: He's effectively this for the first two books, as Kronos is at that point Sealed Evil in a Can and none of the higher-ranking Titans show up until the third.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Percy in book one. Implied to have been one to Annabeth too.
  • Big Man on Campus: Seemed to be this before betraying the camp — he was counselor of the Hermes cabin, attractive, relatively popular, and a Big Brother Mentor to Percy.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: He's pretty pissed at Hermes, not gonna lie.
  • The Chosen One: He is "the hero" described in the Great Prophecy, not Percy.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: No matter how he claims otherwise, he keeps hurting Annabeth, the only camper he has protected up until his Face–Heel Turn. Including the time where he poisoned Thalia's tree, tricked Annabeth into taking the sky, and literally wounded her at the end of book five. He doesn't realize it until the last part.
  • Cool Sword: Backbiter. Doubly deadly due its being fashioned out of both celestial bronze and steel, meaning it can kill both mortals and gods.
  • Crying Wolf: Before Kronos possessed him, he ran to Annabeth, begging her to run away with him. This was after he tricked her into taking the sky and then took her hostage. She obviously turned him down and it was probably the right decision at the time, because the boy cannot be trusted.
  • Dark Messiah: Definitely twisted and evil as well as basically Kronos's champion, but eventually saves the world.
  • Driven to Suicide: For a good cause. See Heroic Sacrifice below.
  • Driven to Villainy: His bitterness at his father and the treatment of those in the Hermes cabin drive him to betray the camp.
  • Demonic Possession: Reluctantly allows Kronos to possess him as the last resort for Kronos's resurrection.
  • The Dragon: Kronos' right-hand demigod and primary agent. He also serves this role to Atlas during The Titan's Curse.
  • Dying as Yourself: As Luke, not Kronos.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Goes from friendly, if somewhat aloof, mentor character to Percy to one of the major antagonists in the series. And back again, if only for a few moments.
  • Fallen Hero: After joining Kronos.
  • For Want of a Nail: 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 narrative voices, as demonstrated by his first-person short story in The Demigod Diaries. The divergence hits with their mothers. 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 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.
  • Freudian Excuse: Once you find out his backstory in The Last Olympian. His mother's kind of crazy and his father's distant, driving him to run away.
  • Hypocrite: Accuses the Olympians for their horrendous crimes, yet he sides with the Titans who are no different.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: A special case, in that he can self terminate, he just needs Percy to give him a knife.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Percy describes them as "piercing."
  • "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: With Annabeth during The Last Olympian.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He framed Percy for stealing the lightning bolt and Hades's helm, even though Percy at the time was an Innocent Bystander and an Unwitting Pawn. Then he tried to kill Percy after the latter survived.
    • Tricking Annabeth into taking the sky and then using her as a hostage was not one of his finest moments.

    Ethan Nakamura 

Played by: Danny Le Boyer

Son of Nemesis, the goddess of revenge and balance, Ethan was one of the many residents of Cabin Eleven who went unclaimed or had no cabin of their own because their parents were minor gods. He promised his mother he would make a place on Olympus for the minor gods, and in exchange she took his eye.

  • Anti-Villain: He doesn't desire anything for himself. Instead, he wants to elevate his mother and other minor gods to be on the same level as the Olympians, after being sick of seeing them getting sidelined all the time and receiving no respect from everyone. This is a very, very honorable goal, yet the heroes (including Percy), who are mostly children of the Olympians, are very slow to empathize or catch this up. The only thing that stops him from becoming a Designated Villain is that the side he currently works for, Kronos, is Always Chaotic Evil.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Wears one to cover his missing eye.
  • Eye Scream: His mother took his eye part of the promise that he would change Olympus for the better.
  • Fallen Hero: As a former camper.
  • Famous Last Words: "Deserve better... if only they just... had thrones..."
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Starts out as a hero, then turns to Kronos's side, then turns back to being a hero again at the last second in The Last Olympian, resulting in his death.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: When he tries to kill Kronos, Ethan's blade shatters and one of the pieces spears him.
  • Master Swordsman: While he eventually loses, he fights evenly with Percy in The Battle of the Labyrinth and duels Annabeth in The Last Olympian.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Kronos/Luke's main demigod subordinate during The Last Olympian.
  • Pride Before a Fall: His mother is the goddess that causes the "fall" part of this trope. Ethan himself follows in her footsteps.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In The Last Olympian, he changes sides at the last second when he realizes that Kronos doesn't build, only destroys, and tries to kill Kronos. Kronos, in turn, kills him for turning against him.
  • Scales of Justice: Ethan Nakamura's burial shroud has a set of scales on it. This is because Nemesis is his mother.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: While there are several other factors, Ethan's desperate goal to elevate his mother is basically what pushed Percy to campaign for the rights of the minor gods at the end of the The Last Olympian, something that is duly granted, thus granting 10 and more cabins to be constructed in Camp Half-Blood for The Heroes of Olympus series and beyond.
  • Stealth Pun: He is blind in one eye. His goal is to bring justice for the minor gods. You could say...justice is blind. (Or, in this case, half blind.)
  • Tarot Motifs: 8th/11th, Justice. The card shows a blindfolded woman holding a sword and scales. Ethan has one eye missing and his burial shroud is embroidered with crossed swords and a set of scales.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite Percy saving his life, Ethan pledges his loyalty to Kronos. This is the last demigod needed to resurrect Kronos.

    Chris Rodriguez 
One of Luke's allies and a fellow son of Hermes. For related tropes, see here.

    Luke's Spy 
Luke's spy among the ranks of Camp Half-Blood. For related tropes, see here.

    Alabaster C. Torrington 
Demigod son of Hecate, who fought for the Titans in the last war. He shows up only in Son of Magic, a short story at the end of The Demigod Diaries.


    In General 
Tropes that apply to many of the titans.

The Titan of Strength, nephew of Kronos, and father of the Hesperides and Calypso. For his role in the first Titanomachy, he was charged with holding up the sky.

The Titan of Light.

The Titan of Stars and Constellations.
  • Butt-Monkey: He thinks of himself this way.
  • Cessation of Existence: Absorbed by Tartarus in The House of Hades.
  • The Dark Chick: Feels like his abilities are being Overshadowed by Awesome.
  • The Resenter: To the other Titans.
  • Star Power: Though the extent of his power is not known, since his battles are never described.
  • Villain of Another Story: The Lost Hero reveals he was off defending Mount Othrys from the Romans.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Before The Heroes of Olympus series is released, his fate is left hanging, as he is the only Titan to be introduced but not be faced by the heroes. The Lost Hero clears this up right away by Jason claiming that he personally defeated Krios while the Romans were attacking Mount Othrys.

The Titan of Oceans.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the original myths, he one of the few Titans (other than Prometheus and his brother) explicitly stated not to take part in the Titanomachy. Poseidon takes notice of this and states this only proves how bad things really are, as Oceanus wouldn't have joined forces with Kronos if he didn't feel confident in him winning.
  • Horned Humanoid: Has bull horns.
  • Making a Splash: Part of his domain. He was the supreme ruler of the sea before Poseidon was born.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Mainly takes shape of a merman, though he does able to change into humanoid form.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Kronos' defeat, Oceanus escapes back to the ocean. Why Poseidon doesn't pursue him is unknown, but they may rule different parts of the sea.
  • The Siege: Launches a siege against Atlantis in The Last Olympian. He manages to conquer it after Poseidon leaves to assist the battle against Typhon, but he releases it once Kronos is defeated.

Titan of craftiness and forethought. Sided with the Olympians in the first war, but out of a desire for revenge on Zeus and thinking the Olympians cannot win switches sides to the Titans.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Again, like Oceanus, a Titan who's on the gods' side in the first war is turning their back in favor of the Titans. Although it's pointed out he's at least partially doing it out of revenge for Zeus chaining him to a rock and having a vulture eat his liver every day for centuries.
  • Affably Evil: If one can call him evil.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: He's foreseen that the Titan's will win the war and this is why he's on their side.
  • If My Calculations Are Correct: Implied that part of his foreknowledge is his ability to calculate probability to predict the most likely outcome.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After Kronos's defeat, he went into hiding and sent a list of excuses to Zeus explaining his actions. According to Hermes, Zeus probably won't punish him, as long as he keeps his head down for the next few centuries or so.
  • Revenge Before Reason: One possible interpretation of his defection. He himself doesn't even deny he wants revenge when Percy brings it up.
  • Scars Are Forever: Thousands of years after Hercules freed him he still has the scars from the vulture that tortured him every day during his punishment. Percy compares their appearance on his human-sized form like he was attacked by a very angry hamster.
  • The Smart Guy: Among the Titans who appear, he's the most intelligent and predicts the Olympians' loss this time.

Titan of the North and forethought. He was said to take part in the war but never appeared, so his tropes can be found here.


Goddess (technically Titaness) of magic. For related tropes see here.

Roman god of choices.
  • Foreshadowing: Janus is a Roman god. Among a world that's been so far established to be Greek through and through. Gee, wonder why is that...
  • Multiple Head Case: He has two faces, each of which has its own mind.
  • Sadistic Choice: His favorite kind.
  • Two-Faced: He has a face on the left and right sides of his head.

Goddess of sea monsters.
  • Brother–Sister Incest: Her husband is her brother, Phorcys.
  • Monster Progenitor: She gave birth to Ladon, the skolopendra, the gorgons, and the Grey Sisters. Her most notable child is Echidna, herself an infamous Monster Progenitor, making Keto the proud grandmother to a whole host of nasties.

Goddess of ghosts.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: As the goddess of ghosts, she can take on the appearance of anyone who has died.
  • Sadist: She sided with Kronos because Hades won't allow her to torment mortals during the day.
  • Two-Faced: All the way down her body. One side is pale and bloodless, the other black and mummified.

God of dreams.

Goddess of balance and vengeance. For related tropes, see here.

God of the dangers of the sea.

Roman goddess of plenty.


    The Minotaur 
The bull-headed son of Pasiphae and the Cretean Bull and the first monster Percy ever faces.

    Agrius and Oreius 
A pair of twins born from a union of human and bear. They serve as Luke's bodyguards.

    Dr. Thorn 
A manticore posing as a professor in Westover Hall.

    The Nemean Lion 
A lion with invulnerable skin first killed by Heracles.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Only its skin is invulnerable, not the inside of its mouth. For its part, it's entire aware of this trope and tries to open its mouth and eyes as little as possible while fighting.
  • Battle Trophy: Its pelt is left behind after its death.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Its skin is completely impervious to harm.

An empousai who first served in Kronos's army, but later revealed to have actually been serving Gaea. Her tropes can be found here. For more on empousai go here.

An empousai that posed as a cheerleader in Goode High School. She is Kelli's trainee. For more on empousia go here.

Ancient jailer of the cyclopses and hundred-handed ones.

A giant crab first sent by Hera against Heracles during his battle with the hydra.

    Clazmonian Sow 
A giant flying sow sent against the defenders of Long Island.

    Lydian Drakon 
A giant drakon, fated to be killed by a child of Ares, that was sent against the defending forces of Long Island.

    Queen Sess 
Queen of the Scythian Dracnae.

Monstrous hounds from the Underworld that serve many masters. For related tropes, see here.

    Scythian Dracnae 
Scythian dracanae (singular dracaena) are women with a serpent's body in place of each leg.
  • Cute Monster Girl: When you get past the slit pupils and snake tail legs they are in fact rather beautiful.
  • Mooks: Their role in Kronos's army.
  • Silly Walk: It comes with having snakes for legs. They move like they're perpetually on skis.
  • Snake Talk: They talk like this. One is even named Sssssarah which is explicitly spelled with 5 s-es.
  • Token Good Team Mate: In Trials Of Apollo we meet Sssssarah (yes with 5 s-es) who actually fights alongside the heroes and seems fairly nice.

Spartoi (singular spartus) are skeletal warriors created by planting the teeth of dragons and watering them with blood.
  • Armies Are Evil: Their Mist disguises look like soldiers, fitting with Atlas's military motif.
  • Battle Baton: Their preferred melee weapons.
  • Blood Magic: Part of the ritual that creates them.
  • Color Motifs: Grey.
  • Elite Mooks: They're much more threatening than any of the other monster groups the heroes face.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: The only patches of color on them are their glowing yellow eyes.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: They split up to cover more ground.
  • Muggles Do It Better: Most of Kronos's warriors use weapons from the era of their birth. The spartoi use guns.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: They're immune to the usual methods of monster killing and can only be destroyed by a child of Hades.
  • The Nose Knows: Once they have a scent they can track their prey across a continent.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Unlike the skeletal warriors used by Hades they're their own species rather than animated remains, albeit one with strong ties to the underworld.
  • Perpetual-Motion Monster: They never tire in combat or on the hunt.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: If you smash them apart they'll just pull themselves together and keep coming.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: They never give up once they have a target. The prey can put distance between them through a variety of mundane and magical means, but the spartoi will march after them until the gap is closed. The prey can hide behind magical barriers, but the spartoi will find a way through. In short, the hunt doesn't end without the death of the hunted of the hunters.
  • Truesight: They can't be fooled by illusions or invisibility.

The former blacksmiths of the gods, creators of Posiedon's trident and Kronos's scythe.
  • Aquatic Mook: They have the best maneuverability in the water out of any of Kronos's forces.
  • The Blacksmith: For Kronos's army.
  • The Dog Bites Back: They're bitter about being used and discarded by the gods so they sided with Kronos to overthrow them.
  • Kill It with Fire: They're fireproof, so a favored tactic of theirs is to throw lumps of molten metal at foes.
  • Monstrous Seal: They look like a combination of seals, dogs, and humans.
  • Mooks: Some of them show up as warriors during Kronos's assault on Long Island.

Battlefield spirits of plague and famine.


    Mortal Mercenaries 
Ordinary humans enticed to serve those who would destroy them.
  • Black Helicopter: Their primary form of transport.
  • Blood Knight: Atlas appreciates their violent tendencies.
  • Driven to Madness: Some of them are temporarily driven mad by Mr. D.
  • Mooks: For Atlas.
  • Only in It for the Money: They get paid and they follow orders. Justified, as they don't exactly know about the centuries long mythical conflict and as such can't really choose a cause.
  • Private Military Contractors: Their line of work.
  • The Unfought: They mainly appear in support roles, while any that actually threaten the heroes are dealt with by others. Justified, as the heroes are all carrying weapons that couldn't harm mortals if they tried.
  • Weak-Willed: The Mist and other forms of magical mind control do away with petty moral concerns.

Child of Gaia and Tartarus, one of the most dangerous beings to every walk the earth. While he served a tremendous role in Kronos's war plan he was not truly part of his army, so his tropes can be found here.

Alternative Title(s): The Camp Half Blood Series Titans


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