✖ Handle: Kacey
✖ Contact: seraphjewel
✖ Are You Over 16: yep
✖ Other Characters Played in Consignment: nobody
✖ Character Name: Perseus "Percy" Jackson
✖ Canon: Heroes of Olympus; end of House of Hades
✖ Character Appearance: Percy has dark hair and sea-green eyes. His hair has a streak of grey from when he held up the sky. He also has the letters "SPQR" tattooed on his arm and wears a necklace of clay beads.
Official Art and PB
✖ Character Age: 16. As it’s roughly June/July, he will be 17 in only a few months
✖ Pick A Number: 314 or 120 I guess
✖ Canon Setting: Percy lives in a world where the ancient gods of mythology are still alive and well. His story largely revolves around the Greco-Roman gods, but he also exists in the same universe as Carter and Sadie Kane, who deal with Egyptian gods. However, Percy has only encountered Carter once so far, and the Egyptian gods so far have no influence over Percy’s story. In fact, he and Carter get the sense they’re not supposed to be near each other.
The Greco-Roman gods move with the Spirit of the West, spreading their influence throughout the world. Since the United States is the current holder of the Spirit, the gods center their power there. The Empire State Building is the mortal access to Olympus, the Underworld can be found under Los Angeles, and so forth. The gods still fall in love with mortals and have demigod children. Percy is one of them: the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon. Mortals are blinded from any unnatural activity due to the Mist, which is a force that cloaks such things from mortals and sometimes even demigods.
Lately there has been a divide in the gods where they struggle between their Greek and Roman personas. And they are indeed different personas, as the Romans changed the mythos to suit their culture. There are two camps dedicated to training demigods. The Greeks and Romans have always been divided, and the split of the gods has made that divide all the more severe. The only gods unaffected are the ones who are the same in both mythologies, such as Hecate.
✖ Character History: Wiki page!
✖ Character Personality: Percy is a very friendly and easy-going person. He's also intensely brave and impulsive, usually running into danger before thinking. Instead of allowing all the hardships of his life weigh him down, he's taken a more humorous look at his situation. He chooses to be sarcastic and wry in the face of danger. Which isn't to say that he doesn't still experience down moments. He realizes that his is a dangerous world and takes every loss very seriously. He carried the guilt of Bianca’s death very heavily on him, as he promised Nico he would watch out for her but failed. It was only after she assured him it wasn’t his fault that he was able to move on.
Percy's fatal flaw is personal loyalty, which means he will do anything in order to save a friend. Kronos has used this flaw in the past to manipulate Percy: first by kidnapping Percy’s mother, then by putting Grover in danger and later trapping Annabeth under the sky. Percy loves his friends and family dearly, and seeing them in danger hurts him. He hates the constant worry his life brings to his mother. Being betrayed by a friend was almost impossible for him to get over but in the end he did see a spark of goodness in Luke, even trusting him to do the right thing and send Kronos back to Tartarus. Percy doesn't get to see his father often and often feels intimidated in the god's presence. But he also longs for acknowledgment and praise from his father. Percy’s shown a willingness to reach out to people, like when he offered friendship to Evan Nakamura despite the boy being on the enemy side. He even extends this loyalty to monsters, risking his life to protect the harpies from Phineas and ending up befriending Ella. However, this personal loyalty isn’t a good thing. His memory of Annabeth kept him going in the months they were separated, but when she was being pulled into Tartarus he chose to fall with her rather than stay with the group.
Being a leader is something that happened as a result of Percy’s bravery and loyalty rather than anything he sought out himself. In fact, he made a comment to Annabeth that if he were running the world it would be a disaster. Yet he’s shown that he is good at organizing people, knowing their strengths and utilizing them in battle. He isn’t proud, and so is willing to accept help when it comes to him. It did annoy him when the Ares cabin refused to fight because of an argument they had with Apollo’s cabin, but when they finally did show up he was happy to see them. Percy’s time spent in Camp Jupiter taught him more about working as a unit, and that the differences between Greek and Roman didn’t mean they couldn’t cooperate. Percy has a special way of getting people and creatures to follow him. Although he didn’t do much to help rescue Blackjack, the black Pegasus pledged his loyalty and called Percy “boss” despite the boy’s protests. Creatures of the ocean also depend on him for help whenever they need it. Being called on can aggravate and annoy him but he always responds anyway.
And although it’s true Percy didn’t initially seek out leadership, he also showed resentment when he was given a back seat to quests. He felt he had a right to go seek Grover and was annoyed when Clarisse was chosen instead. It was only after he saw how much pressure she was under from her father that he realized how important the quest was, and even suggested she take back the Golden Fleece. After Thalia was revived the two fought because they were both natural leaders, and since Thalia was more experienced people turned to her rather than Percy. This was something else Camp Jupiter helped with, as the Romans focused more on the legion working as a whole rather than the individual fighter. So when he meets Jason they get along despite them both being leaders, and even strike up a “bromance” between them.
Percy has never really cared about being popular. Grover is hardly one of the “cool kids” and yet Percy became his best friend. Before he found out they were brothers Percy also stood up for Tyson, who despite his size was a crybaby and timid. Initially Percy was embarrassed once he did discover Tyson was his brother, but they grew close again and when it looked like he lost the big guy Percy was very upset. Percy also ended up in what was considered the “underdog” legion with Hazel and Frank, and although Percy didn’t initially like being stuck there, he made the best of it and even won the mock battle with their help.
His attitude toward the gods is one of grudging respect. He does not shy away from standing against them when he feels they're wrong, and never hesitates in pointing out their flaws. He's at odds with some gods more than others. Ares and Dionysus, for example, get under Percy's skin a lot. Ares bothers him because of the god’s attitude, and his own powerful effect on a person’s aggressive emotions. With Dionysus, Percy gets annoyed with the god’s lack of concern for anyone else. Over the years Percy learned how being neglected or forgotten can lead to disaster, so he is especially careful to acknowledge the lesser known gods. Hestia is the one he sees as most important, enough for him to entrust to her the hope that was trapped in Pandora's box. He doesn't always agree with the gods but they are his family and he will still fight for them.
Like all other demigods, Percy suffers from ADHD. This makes his battle reflexes stronger and makes him more alert to the unusual of the world. However, he does get easily distracted and finds it difficult to concentrate or pay attention. He often needs to have someone like Annabeth explain things to him. On top of that he is the son of the sea god, which means he is restless and finds it even harder to stay in one place. Percy doesn't like being confined or restricted. At its worst, this manifests as claustrophobia. This became most apparent when he was pulled down into the earth and almost suffocated, and later when he was nearly drowned in a trap. Percy is happiest when he is out in the open water. He draws energy from the sea and can always think clearer when near it.
His ultimate dream is to achieve something close to a normal life. No matter how much trouble it causes, Percy pursues in going to school so he can earn his GED. When in the Roman demigod camp Percy got to see a possible future for himself as an adult: living in a community, possibly going to college and raising a family. That future, naturally, included Annabeth. Such a dream seems impossible for a demigod but Percy still wants it for himself.
Annabeth Chase is one of the most singularly important people in Percy’s life, beginning from their very first meeting when he came to Camp Half Blood at age eleven. She challenges him, and though he often worries about saying or doing the wrong thing, he trusts her with his life. It was clear she became important to him when he watched her fall during the battle with Thorn. He was very upset by it and felt a lot of guilt over her presumed loss. And later when he thought she might become a Hunter of Artemis, Percy felt a moment of panic and was fumbling with words to convince her out of it before it turned out to be Thalia who was chosen. This was clearly more than just because they were friends; Percy felt something more for her than that, though he had difficulty expressing it. Over time those feelings only grew stronger.
Even with that said, Percy was often times very annoyed with her. Especially when she talked about things without explaining them, expecting him to just understand what he meant. He also got upset with her a lot concerning her stubborn belief in Luke. Percy insisted the guy was evil but Annabeth insisted on finding a way to save him. It bothered Percy when, after Luke fell onto the rocks, Annabeth said she knew he was alive. Percy couldn’t really express it properly but he was likely jealous of this devotion she had toward Luke. He never mentioned it, but there might have been a measure of relief when he heard Annabeth only saw Luke as an older brother figure.
Percy knows he has to work for it when he’s with Annabeth. He even made that comment to her before they shared a kiss underwater. Even after dating her for a month he didn’t think to celebrate the day and had to scramble to do something special for her. Annabeth is also his anchor. When he went into the Styx and chose a vulnerable spot, it was Annabeth he envisioned pulling him back. She also somehow knew about that vulnerable spot and protected him. Annabeth was one of the few clear memories Percy had while he was wandering alone, and he knew he needed to get back to her. That demonstrates just how important she is in his life. Once they got back together again Percy was so determined to stay with her that he fell into Tartarus rather than let her go. It was said that Percy would sacrifice the world to save a friend, and in no case is that more true than with Annabeth.
When Percy first met Luke Castellan, he was amazed that a cool guy like him would help out a little kid like Percy. He trusted Luke and looked up to him as a mentor, so when Luke turned and tried to kill him it was very shocking and hurtful to Percy. This opinion of Luke only soured: seeing the boy working with Titans and monsters, poisoning Thalia’s tree, tricking Annabeth to hold up the sky, standing by as other demigods fought to the death just so he would get passage through the Labyrinth. Percy went so far as to call Luke “evil” once, and was resolved to kill him when they met again.
However, Percy gained new insights into Luke when he visited the boy’s mother. He saw how Luke had to live alone with an unstable and frightening person, and Hermes never visited him while growing up. After Luke was possessed by Kronos Percy assumed the boy was lost to them, but he saw moments of Luke struggling against the Titan’s power. And in those final moments, Percy made the decision to trust Luke and handed over a bronze dagger. This decision was probably very difficult for Percy after seeing all the terrible things Luke did, but he also saw the struggles Luke went through and believed there was enough of him left to defeat Kronos.
Luke played a pivotal role in Percy demanding the gods recognize their offspring. He saw what not being acknowledged by their godly parent did to the child, and what being ignored could do to anyone, god and child alike. Other demigods he met like Ethan Nakamura likely influenced this, but Luke’s experiences played the biggest part. In spite of everything Percy honored Luke as a hero in the end, and so no kid had to go through the rejection Luke felt Percy called the gods to take more responsibility for their children.
✖ Character Powers: Hydrokinesis. Percy is able to control water. He has, in the past, created: hurricanes, waves, air pockets large enough to cover himself and Annabeth, water spouts, and so forth. Salt water also revives him if he is weak, and he is able to breathe underwater and able to keep himself dry around water.
Connection to sea creatures. Though he is unable to understand them, they do seem to understand him. They obey him when he commands them, and even dangerous creatures
Telekinetic control of boats. Being the son of the sea god, Percy is able to control boats just with his mind. He works best with old sailing vessels, like The Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Telepathic communication with equestrians. Poseidon created horses, thus Percy has a good connection with all equestrians. He has been able to understand not only horses, but also zebras, pegasi and hippocampi. They call him “lord”; the only horses that don’t seem to instantly respect him are the man-eating horses he meets.
Clairvoyant dreams. As a demigod, Percy is often assaulted by clairvoyant dreams. In other words, his dreams allow him to see things that he wouldn’t otherwise know about. Sometimes they transport him to other places and allow him to eavesdrop on conversations. When something big is stirring, his dreams come more frequently.
Human GPS at sea. Not only is Percy able to control water and move ships, but he is also able to detect his exact coordinates whenever he is at sea.
High resistance to burning. Likely due to protection from his godly father, Percy’s body can resist burns. Though he is unable to completely be immune to it like Leo.
Physical strength and battle prowess. Percy is hard-wired to be a warrior because he is a demigod. He is physically stronger than regular mortals and can heal from wounds faster, especially with the help of ambrosia and nectar. What doesn’t come to him naturally he has learned through training with both the Greek and Roman camps. He is most adept at the sword.
✖ First Person POV: (I haven’t done a test drive with him in a while so I hope these are okay. If not, I have plenty of threads of him in another game I can offer)
✖ Third Person POV: There was just never going to be a break, was there? Percy could remember when he had whole months of being a normal kid. Doing things like struggling through Algebra or laughing with Annabeth at the movies. But lately he barely had the time to send his mom an Iris Message before he had to start running again. So when he managed to survive Tartarus and close the Doors of Death, he really wasn’t expecting a break. Still, he didn’t expect some random guy to walk up to him, either.
“Perseus Jackson?” Oh, great, this guy was using his full name. That always ended so well. Percy squinted suspiciously, trying to figure out which god this one was supposed to be. But since they were all still struggling between their two forms, it wasn’t as easy to tell these days.
“I’ve been waiting for you.” The stranger gave him a smile. Percy tried really hard not to groan out loud. “We have a mission for you.” Yep, this conversation was going just about as he expected. But seriously, which god was this?
“Um… I’m kind of in the middle of one, in case you didn’t notice.” He gestured to the Doors of Death. He probably should’ve tried to be a little more polite, but he was tired after literally going through Hell and wasn’t in the mood for the gods showing up at the last minute. “You know: Gaia trying to destroy the world. It’s a pretty big deal.”
“This is bigger than just your world, Perseus Jackson. It’s about every world.” He stared at the stranger, and was struck by the guy’s eyes. Those eyes didn’t strike him as godly, but they didn’t feel normal, either. It was weird, like the Mist was hiding the truth and Percy couldn’t fight through it. “Will you come with me?”
Honestly Percy didn’t want to agree. He just fought every torture Tartarus could throw at him to make his way back to the other side. He and Annabeth were finally together. And they still needed him to beat Gaia. Every world. It sounded huge, too big for him to wrap his mind around. He glanced over his shoulder to where Annabeth or the others were waiting. He didn’t need to think long to figure out what they would say.
“… Yeah. Yeah, I’ll come.”
✖ Pick a Team: Green! Percy likes running right into the thick of things. Though he‘d go for ground assault, since as the son of the sea god he‘s not really welcome in the skies.
✖ Mission Freebie: Since he can’t ask for Annabeth, he’d probably ask for a picture of her or something. He would also probably try asking for the shield his brother gave him back. It was damaged in battle years ago but it was really cool! It could disguise itself as a watch! If he’s really shooting for the stars, he’d ask for his hellhound Mrs. O’Leary or his black Pegasus Blackjack. Percy has the most awesome pets ever.
✖ Personal Item or Weapon: Riptide, of course! It’s a magical sword made of celestial bronze. Because of this, it can only harm monsters, gods, giants, Titans, or the like. When not in use, it can be disguised as a ballpoint pen. Thanks to its magical nature, it always returns to Percy no matter what he does with it. Only mortals with clear sight (like his mother or Rachel Elizabeth Dare) would be able to see its true form. Any other mortal would be blinded by the Mist and would see something like a baseball bat or some other ordinary weapon.
✖ Character Inventory:Clothes (torn from his time in Tartarus)
Necklace with clay beads
And that’s…. literally all there is. He fell into Tartarus, okay, it’s not like he had time to pack.