PERCY JACKSON (Percy Jackson)
Brief Summary (spoilers)
Percy Jackson – Son of Poseidon, Hero of Olympus, Praetor of the Twelfth Legion.
Does that sound impressive enough, or should I go on?
Percy Jackson AKA Seaweed Brain is your usual everyday hero…NOT! Percy Jackson is anything BUT ordinary. From firing canons on school buses, to saving Olympus from an all-time-evil-time-lord, Percy is probably the bravest character you will come across.
“He’s actually pretty intelligent, but he acts so dumb sometimes. I wonder if he does it just to annoy me. The guy has a lot going for him. He’s courageous and he’s got a sense of humor.” – Annabeth Chase
Percy started off with being an unsure and hopeless case of ADHD & dyslexia, but transformed into a confident warrior, one who eventually saved the world from destruction.
The most likable thing about Percy Jackson is his sarcastic and smart sense of humor. He has a laid back demeanor about him, which is instantly likable. He is brave, a natural leader, and is willing to risk his life to save his friends, strangers, and sometimes even enemies. Now isn’t that sweet?
He has a strange ability to earn the respect of even those who don’t like him, like, Artemis (who strictly dislikes men), Dionysus (who hates most heroes), Hades (who generally hates people) and the Romans of Camp Jupiter (who don’t usually trust Greeks).
However, he is not one of those perfect, Mary-Sue kinds of heroes. Like every other hero, he too has a fatal flaw.
However, it is one that says a great lot about his character. Percy’s fatal flaw is undying loyalty. As mentioned earlier, Percy is willing to give up everything for a loved one. But as the wise Athena once said, “The most dangerous flaws are good in moderation.”
“You are not going to die while I owe you a favor,” I said. “Why did you take that knife?”
“You would’ve done the same for me.”
It was true. I guess we both knew it. Still, I felt like somebody was poking my heart with a cold metal rod.”
Percy is a very powerful demigod. His natural abilities just add to the fact that he’s the son of one of the Big Three, making him even more powerful. He is a skilled swordsman who can hold his own against even Gods and Titans. With the power of Hydrokinetics which he naturally inherits, he can control water in any way he wants. And what’s more? He can even BREATHE underwater! Wicked, right?
Percy is a great and inspiring character to read about. He is an inspiration to kids who sometimes are under confident and feel they can never accomplish anything in life (especially dyslexic kids).
“What I did next was so impulsive and dangerous I should’ve been named ADHD poster child of the year.”
Percy is the kind of character who makes one want to live his life and experience what he’s experiencing. The bad, the good, the dangerous… all of it!
“Braccas meas vescimini!”
I wasn’t sure where the Latin came from. I think it meant ‘Eat my pants!”
That’s the magic of Percy Jackson.
Why We Like Him
Incredibly loyal to his friends and doing the right thing, Percy is someone you want by your side. He is very kind and funny, not to mention pretty good looking! He is also very talented with his quick thinking on the battlefield, bravery, swordsman skills, and slight recklessness. – jayebirdgirl
You know Percy is almost an anagram for EPIC, now granted you have an extra I, R, and Y, but even those letters are important. I, well because I am going to tell you why Percy is the most epic character to grace YA Lit. Percy is so loyal that is almost kills him (multiple times), he’s not to shabby with a sword either, and he’s the son of a god obviously giving him quite the good set of the genes. Besides all that, Percy is human. He feels and worries just like us. He doesn’t wear a cape like Superman, but he still manages to save his home city. His friends would take a knife for him and he even turned down being a god. That’s why Percy is Epic, not because of what he does for himself but what he does for his friends. Now we come to the other left-over words in our anagram, combined with “I” we get “YIR.” Right now Percy needs “YIR” vote! (Ok, that was lame… please don’t send the cleaning harpies.) – thefandompjadmins
FRED WEASLEY (Harry Potter)
Brief Summary (spoilers)
Fred Weasley (1 April, 1978 – 2 May, 1998) was a pure-blood wizard, a son of Molly and Arthur Weasley, brother to Bill, Charlie, Percy, Ron and Ginny Weasley, and twin brother to George Weasley. He was a toddler during the height of the First Wizarding War and was three when Lord Voldemort fell for the first time. He attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from 1989 to 1996 and was sorted into Gryffindor house. Both he and his twin brother were popular students, known for their sense of humour, pranks, and Beaters for the Gryffindor Quidditch team. In their seventh year, they joined Dumbledore’s Army.
A brilliant prankster and inventor, Fred left Hogwarts shortly prior to graduation to become a successful entrepreneur, alongside his twin brother, George, and opened the joke shop Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley. Fred was also a member of the Order of the Phoenix; he fought in the Battle of the Seven Potters in 1997 and was a commentator for Potterwatch during the height of the Second Wizarding War. In 1998, Fred participated in the Battle of Hogwarts, defending the castle’s passageways with his twin. While fighting alongside his brother, Percy, he was killed in an explosion.
-Courtesy of Harry Potter Wiki
Why we like him (spoilers)
Fred fought alongside his twin during the Battle of Hogwarts. He was brave and selfless and paid the ultimate sacrifice. His death was one of many, but it hit home for many readers because of how much they loved his character. Fred and George provided a constant stream of humour to the books, even in the darkest of times. Their inventions proved useful in a variety of situations. They set much of the plot in motion after giving Harry the Marauder’s Map. Fred was vital to the series development. – artysgirl