Percy Jackson (Books) (2024)

Am I a troubled kid? Yeah, you could say that.
―Percy's narration

Perseus "Percy" Jackson is one of the main protagonists of the Camp Half-Blood series by Rick Riordan.

Considered to be a very troublesome boy, Percy learns of his origins and heritage from his mother and midway in the beginning of the first book, who learns his birth was forbidden. After successfully returning Zeus' Master Bolt, Percy learns that there is a prophecy concerning him or any child of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, who will be destined to be Olympus's salvation or damnation.

In the film adaptations of The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters, Percy was portrayed by Logan Lerman.

In the Disney Plus series, he was portrayed by Walker Scobell.


  • 1 Role
  • 2 Background
    • 2.1 Physical Appearance
    • 2.2 Personality
      • 2.2.1 Fatal Flaw
  • 3 Synopsis
  • 4 Percy Jackson film series
    • 4.2 Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters
  • 5 Family
  • 6 Trivia
  • 7 Navigation


He is the narrator and main protagonist of Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series, one of the seven main protagonists of the Heroes of Olympus book series, a supporting character in The Trials of Apollo, the narrator of Percy Jackson's Greek Gods and the sequel, Greek Heroes and one of the four main protagonists of the Demigods and Magicians book series (along with Annabeth Chase, Sadie Kane, and Carter Kane). He is also the main protagonist of the film adaptations and television series.


Perseus "Percy" Jackson was born to Sally Jackson and the Greek sea god Poseidon. His birthday was August 18, 1993

Physical Appearance[]

According to Apollo, Percy is said to strongly resemble his father, Poseidon. He has black hair and green eyes, a similar trait he shares with his father and paternal grandmother.


Percy has a brave, sarcastic demeanor. Having a great sense of humor, Percy had earned the respect of all the Olympians including his cousins, Artemis and Dionysus (who hate men and heroes respectively), his deadly uncles Hades and Zeus (both of each dislike demigods and children of Poseidon in general and by the Romans at Camp Jupiter. He sometimes had a bit of a short temper, possibly due to his father's side, as the gods often got hot-tempered when someone offended them. Similarly, he is easily offended by bullies. Incredibly rebellious, Sally Jackson sometimes saw her son as a rebel, having the same rebellious look in his eyes.

He has a strong love and attachment towards Camp Half-Blood and has admitted himself that he does terrible in school due to getting kicked out of many schools, even not getting a grade above a "C." He is also branded a troublemaker, as opposed to these attributions and tendency to get expelled from schools. However, this could mostly be reflected in that he has dyslexia (trouble reading) and his ADHD to remain still. These are part of his demigod heritage, as the dyslexia helps him read Ancient Greek and the ADHD

Percy could also be impulsive on several occasions and reckless. Annabeth points out that while her boyfriend can be brave, he can also do pretty dumb decisions. However, he became less and less impulsive after Heroes of Olympus: The Blood of Olympus. Also, in order to prove that he wanted a better, peaceful life, Percy turned down the idea of going on a dangerous quest with Apollo because Annabeth and his family were more important to him.

His darker side is shown in The House of Hades, where he and Annabeth are trapped in Tartarus and have to escape. Sometimes, he questioned his morality and noticed the people he treated with apathy, Bob (the Titan), Calypso, and Nico di Angelo. Percy was always a good, brave person from the start.

Fatal Flaw[]

His fatal flaw is excessive personal loyalty to his friends and family In fact, several characters point out to Percy that he would risk the life and even the world to save his loved one or even a stranger. It is this type of fatal flaw that is of good intention and is actually one of the most dangerous. Several villains, such as Kronos, used this against Percy in The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titan' Curse.Even his half-sister, Kymopoleia, mentioned that Percy's fatal flaw would cost the Seven the world. However, Hera pointed out in The Heroes of Olympus that Percy's fatal flaw will keep them together rather than make them fall apart like Mars predicted.


Percy Jackson/Synopsis

Percy Jackson film series[]

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief[]

In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Percy is depicted as being sixteen years old and has blue eyes instead of green.

Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters[]



  • Sally Jackson (mother)
  • Poseidon (father)
  • Gabe Ugliano (former step-father)
  • Paul Blofis (step-father)
  • Amphitrite (step-mother)


  • Estelle Blofis (half-sister)
  • Tyson (paternal half brother)


  • Zeus
  • Hades
  • Chiron


  • Hestia
  • Hera
  • Demeter

Great-aunts and Great-uncles:

  • Hecatoncheires (great-uncles)
  • Cyclopes (great-uncles)
  • Several other aunts and uncles


  • Thalia Grace
  • Jason Grace
  • Athena
  • Apollo
  • Artemis
  • Ares
  • Bianca di Angelo
  • Nico di Angelo
  • Hermes
  • Persephone (and aunt)


  • Percy Jackson has had three love interests: Annabeth Chase, Rachel Elizabeth Dare and Calypso.
    • Nico di Angelo also had an attraction to Percy Jackson, as revealed in The House of Hades.
  • Percy sees Hazel Levesque as a sisterly figure, seen when she kissed him on the cheek after he told her his greatest secret and gave him a sisterly smile in The Son of Neptune.
  • Despite Percy and Tyson being distantly related to Frank Zhang, they mostly see him as a brother instead.
  • Percy reflects several heroes in the story.
    • Like Hercules,
      • He strangled two snakes that tried to kill him as a baby. However, the difference is Hera sent the snakes after Hercules while two snakes Percy killed were just an accident.
      • He wields the same sword.
      • They faced the Hydra; However, Hercules killed it while Percy encountered it in The Sea of Monsters with Annabeth and Tyson.
    • His namesake Perseus:
      • Threatened the Gray Sisters by taking their only eye
      • Slayed Medusa, whose head was used to destroy their enemies, Polydictes and Gabe
      • Heroes who had their happy ending by saving their respective love interests, Annabeth and Andromeda
    • He defeated the Minotaur and traveled in the Labyrinth like Theseus, his half brother
    • Like Odysseus, Percy…
      • Encountered witches like Circe and Calypso, the Sirens, Charybdis and Scylla. Percy being turned into a guinea pig and Annabeth tricking Polyphemus by calling herself “Nobody.”
      • While at C.C.'s Spa and Resort, Percy and Annabeth represent two different characters from The Odyssey: Odysseus (Annabeth) and his men (Percy). Like Odysseus's men, Percy was cursed by Circe. Like Odysseus, Annabeth took a drug from the god Hermes that made her impervious to Circe's magic, and rescued the sorceress's victims.
      • Encountered Polyphemus. Additionally, Polyphemus threatened both Odysseus and Percy. However, being that Percy was a son of Poseidon, he doubted their father would interfere in their brotherly squabble.
    • Like Jason, Percy also searched for the Golden Fleece



Percy Jackson (Books) (1)

Main Characters
Percy JacksonGrover UnderwoodAnnabeth ChaseTysonClarisse La RueThalia GraceNico di AngeloChironLuke CastellanRachel Elizabeth Dare

Minor Characters: Travis StollConnor StollMrs. O'LearySilena BeauregardCharles BeckendorfSally JacksonPaul BlofisBlackjackZoë NightshadeBianca di AngeloJuniperMichael YewEthan NakamuraKatie GardnerMiranda GardinerDaedalus
Olympian Gods: Zeus HeraPoseidonDemeterAresAthenaApolloArtemisHephaestusAphroditeHermesDionysusHadesHestia
Minor Gods: AmphitriteAriadneHecateIrisJanusMorpheusNemesisPanPersephoneTriton

OlympiansDemigodsCamp Half-Blood membersTitan Army - Olympian Army
Camp Half-Blood
Characters: Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Clariss La Rue (Percy Jackson Films), Kronos, Hades
TV Series
Main Characters: Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Grover Underwood

Secondary Characters: Sally JacksonChironLuke CastellanClarisse La RueChris Rodriguez
Minor Characters: Nancy BobofitGabe UglianoEddieOracle of DelphiThalia Grace • Ferdinand Underwood • Nereid • Fates • Augustus • Nico di AngeloBianca di Angelo • Charon
Greek Gods: ZeusPoseidonHadesDionysusHermesAresAthenaHephaestus
Titans: Kronos
Monsters: AlectoMinotaurMedusaEchidnaChimeraProcrustesCerberus

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Magnus ChaseAlex Fierro • Blitzen • Halfborn Gunderson • Hearthstone • Loki • Mallory Keen • Samirah al-Abbas • Sumarbrander • Thomas Jefferson Jr. • Annabeth Chase • Natalie Chase • Percy Jackson

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