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Annabeth Chase is a fictional character in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. She is played by Alexandra Daddario as "the lead female role in Fox 2000's "Percy Jackson."[2]

Character's backgroundEdit

Annabeth Chase is the half-blood daughter of the Goddess Athena and the mortal man, Frederick Chase. Since she is a daughter of Athena, she was not physically born, but is a literal 'brain child', and was delivered to her father in a golden basket by Zephyr, the West Wind. When she was seven she ran away from home and on her journey she met Luke, Thalia, and Grover Underwood. Together, they traveled to Camp Half-Blood, running from and fighting hordes of monsters. As they were passing through New York, they came across a Cyclops who held them up so that the other monsters could catch up to them which caused a near-death experience for the three. Upon arrival at the borders of Camp Half-Blood, Thalia sacrificed her life so that Luke and Annabeth could safely get into camp when attacked by a monster. She lived at Camp Half-Blood for five years (not including the years after Percy Jackson arrived). She was also given a magical Yankee's cap by her mother Athena, which makes her turn invisible while she wears it, and a celestial bronze knife, which was a gift from Luke.

It has been shown that Annabeth does not get along with her father and step-family. According to her, her father was not very happy when she appeared at his steps as a baby in a golden cradle, and tends to look at her as a nuisance. Her step-siblings appear to dislike her and feel afraid of Annabeth. Her stepmother seems to hate her, and feels that she endangers the family by being only half-mortal. At the end of The Lightning Thief, Annabeth returned to her family to see if she could get along with them. She was able to stay with them for approximately a year, but it is unknown if her feeling towards her family have changed. However, in The Titans Curse, her father and stepmother seem to care for her deeply, and her father helps fight off Kronos's army to save Annabeth.

Annabeth is a very good fighter, and has been shown to be able to think on her feet in high-pressured situations. Despite this, Annabeth dreams of being an architect, and the story has made many references to this. In The Lightning Thief, she enjoys the 3-D holographic Sim City at the Lotus Hotel and Casino, and The Sea of Monsters it was shown that Annabeth’s greatest dream is to redesign the whole world to make it better, make Luke good again, and be accepted by her mother and father.

In the beginning of The Lightning Thief, Annabeth is shown to dislike Percy. This is partly because she is let down from her belief that Percy is the one in the prophecy. She also thinks he is weak, and is influenced by the rivalry between her mother, Athena, and Percy's father, Poseidon.

In the booksEdit

The Lightning ThiefEdit

Annabeth first appears in The Lightning Thief and is twelve years old. She initially was nicknamed "Wise Girl".

She first meets Percy Jackson after he was attacked by the Minotaur and makes his way into half-blood hill. While recovering from battle wounds she fed him ambrosia and nectar in the Big House. The first words she spoke to him were: "You drool when you sleep." though this was once he was conscious, having earlier asked him about the summer solstice when feeding him nectar. Afterward, she heard that he was going on quest and wanted to go along, thinking Percy was "the one" from Chiron's prophecy. Together, Annabeth, Percy, and Grover went searching for Zeus's lightning bolt. Through the book, Annabeth shows her unique intelligence, which she inherited from her mother, and also her arachnophobia that she shared with all her siblings on her mother's side (originating from the story of Arachne and Athena). At the end of the book, Annabeth is deeply hurt by Luke's betrayal.

The Sea of MonstersEdit

Annabeth returns once again to help Percy save the camp, though this time they are friends, as opposed to the tension because of their parents in Book One. Together they journey to the Sea of Monsters (also known as the Bermuda Triangle by mortals) to find the Golden Fleece (needed to save Camp Half Blood) and save Grover from Polyphemus, a huge cyclops. She hears the Sirens' song and realizes that her fatal flaw is hubris, which means "deadly pride". She also learns to accept Tyson, Percy's half-brother, who is a young Cyclops, after having a bad experience with one long ago. When they return back to camp, she and Percy team up and win the chariot race.

The Titan's CurseEdit

Annabeth was kidnapped along with the goddess Artemis by Dr. Thorn and had to be saved by Percy, Thalia, Grover, and the huntress Zoë Nightshade. Unlike other books, Annabeth's role was quite minimal. It is hinted in this book that there will be a romantic future for her and Percy. Aphrodite, goddess of love, also convinced Percy about his love with Annabeth, though she also made it exceptionally harder for them to fall in love. In the end, Percy saves both Annabeth and Artemis and Atlas was given back his burden of carrying the sky.

The Battle of the LabyrinthEdit

By this book, Annabeth is fifteen. Annabeth was supposed to meet Percy for a "date" after his orientation, but plans changed on count of "empousai" (empuses), Rachel, and Percy setting the school on fire. She gets terribly jealous and angry with the fact of Percy being friends with another girl. They cut their afternoon and head to Camp Half-Blood. There, Percy and Annabeth battle gigantic scorpions and find an entrance into the Labyrinth. She realizes that Luke may try to use this entrance to invade Camp.

Annabeth leads the quest into the Labyrinth, and is very excited since this is her first time leading one, and one of her dreams (along with being an architect). She broke the rule of only two companions on a quest, by choosing Percy, Grover, and Tyson. Annabeth descends into the Labyrinth with Percy, Grover, and Tyson to find a way to stop Kronos's evil forces from entering the borders of Camp Half-Blood by searching for its inventor, Daedalus. The prophecy the Oracle gave her appears to have scared her and she refuses to say the last line. As they go into the Labyrinth, they face many wonders. Annabeth faces a Sphinx and finds the riddles (which are actually factual questions) not challenging and an insult to her intellect. They escape the claws of the Sphinx and continue on to find Hephaestus so he can tell them about where to find Daedalus.

They find him in one of his forges and he sends them on another mission to find out who is using one of his forges. Along the way, Grover and Tyson split up from them, to follow a trail Grover is sure that leads to Pan, the missing god. She and Percy discover monsters using the forge to create Kronos's scythe. During an epic battle, Percy tells Annabeth to escape while she can, but she doesn't want to leave him. She kisses him for luck and vanishes under her invisibility cap. She is very distraught after thinking that Percy had died when Mount St. Helens erupted, but when she sees him at Camp during his supposed funeral, she quickly goes from crying to furious. Percy was marooned on the island of Ogygia where a beautiful teenage girl, Calypso, a daughter of Atlas, had been cursed to stay for eternity alone — with exceptions. The curse also causes once every thousand years or so, a new half-blood will wash onto the island's shores, just the sort of the boy she "can't help but fall in love with", but then can never stay. When Annabeth realizes this on her own, she becomes irate. When Percy tells her and Chiron he plans to take along the human Rachel Elizabeth Dare to help them on their way through the labyrinth (Rachel has a rare ability to see through the Mist), Annabeth becomes even angrier, jealous and hurt by the way Rachel and Percy are hanging out together.

The three of them discover Luke and the monster, Antaeus and are able to escape the clutches of the monsters thanks to Mrs O'Leary (Hellhound). They find Daedalus' workshop, but discover he has already helped Luke. They escape once again and head back to Camp. She finds out Luke has become Kronos's vessel and is very sad and cries, making Percy feel bad. With Grover and Rachel's help, they find Pan. He speaks to all of them with the exception of Nico, and gives her a cryptic message about the future. When they return to camp, they battle, with all the camp's help, Luke's forces back into the Labyrinth, leaving two casualties. Annabeth tells Percy that the prophecy she received said that she would lose a love to worse than death, and comes close to saying that she loves Percy by almost saying that she thought it would be him. This seems to make her distrought and she changes the subject. Annabeth plans to stay at Camp a little while longer before heading home to San Francisco, and decides to come back to camp next year. Annabeth is last seen in Battle of the Labyrinth, leaving Percy on the hill, not looking back.

In the Demigod Files, she expresses love for Percy, as shown below in "Romance". She also appears in an adventure of "The Bronze Dragon" with Charles Beckendorf and Silena Beauregard.

The Last OlympianEdit

She is rewarded in the end, being able to fulfill her dreams and design the gods city on Olympus. Her and Percy also end up dating in the end and kiss each other towards the final days at Camp.

Power/AbilitiesEdit

  • Like other half-bloods, Annabeth has ADHD, which is supposed to make half-bloods more aware in battles, and like most other half-bloods she has dyslexia, due to the fact that she is 'hard-wired' from birth to read Ancient Greek and because of her instincts of fighting and being a daughter of Athena.
  • Annabeth is very knowledgeable in architecture, history and Greek myths, which is very useful in her journey and battles.
  • Annabeth is also a master strategist.
  • Annabeth is trained in hand to hand combat during her stays at Camp Half-Blood.
  • Annabeth can read ancient Greek well, even though like other half-bloods she is dyslexic.
  • Annabeth is extremely intelligent, wise, and clever.
  • Due to the fact that she is a daughter of Athena, Annabeth is obviously good at arts and crafts.

RomanceEdit

Template:Weasel Throughout the series, Annabeth has a hard time deciding between Percy and Luke, as mentioned in The Battle of the Labyrinth by Hera and Janus. Her indecision causes her great grief because she knows that she likes Percy, but she still has lingering feelings towards Luke,even though he and Percy are arch enemies and Luke has attempted to kill Percy numerous times. It is mentioned that one of her life's wishes is to save Luke as seen in The Sea of Monsters. Percy is also shown to dislike Luke whenever she brings him up. Annabeth is shown to dislike Rachel because of the way she and Percy spend time together and is jealous. By the end of The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy and Rachel have become close friends, which continues on into the next two books. In The Titan's Curse, there are suggestions of some romance between her and Percy, although this is complicated by her lingering feelings towards Luke and the fact that her mother Athena disapproves of her "friendship" with Percy. However, in The Battle of The Labyrinth Annabeth finally expresses her feelings for Percy by kissing him good luck before vanishing using her Yankees cap. When Percy returns from Calypso's island, it's shown that she had been crying and was distraught. Annabeth hasn't admitted her feelings for Percy, but throughout the series Percy and Annabeth hint at feelings between the two. Romance between Percy and Annabeth has been foreshadowed throughout the whole series. It is implied that Percy has been trying to tell Annabeth about these feelings, as shown in the Battle of the Labyrinth, but Annabeth remains distant due to her lingering feelings with Luke. In the Demigod Files, Annabeth asks Percy out to the Fourth of July Fireworks, the biggest dating event of the summer at Camp Half-Blood. In the later books, Selina (Aphrodite's daughter) and other characters hint a love between Percy and Annabeth. Every time this is mentioned Percy and Annabeth both turn bright red. In an interview in the same book, she gives another hint of her feelings towards Percy. She states:

The guy [Percy] has a lot going for him. He's courageous. He's got a sense of humor. He's good looking, but don't you dare tell him I said that. He's so ...obtuse. I mean he doesn't see really obvious stuff like the way people feel, even when you're giving him hints and being totally blatant. What? No. I'm not talking about anyone or anything in particular! I'm just making a general statement. Why does everyone always think...agh! Forget it.
In the Last Olympian, after the defeat of Kronos and Luke's soul is saved, the romantic relationship between Percy and Annabeth is solidified. Annabeth confides in Luke as he dies that she always saw him as a brother, but never loved him (Part of the prophecy demanding understanding Luke's 'family'). When they're back at camp while finishing the birthday cupcake she and Tyson had baked for Percy's birthday, an amusing interaction between Annabeth and Percy. He, in exasperation demands, "You're not going to make this easy for me, are you?" to which she laughs and drapes her arms around him and replies "I'll never make it easy for you, Seaweed Brain. Get used to it." Upon that they share their second kiss, officially defining their relationship on the shores of Camp Half-blood despite that Clarisse and the other campers (who were eavesdropping,waiting and also expecting this outcome for a long time now) then threw them both, hand in hand, into the lake. Percy holds them in an air bubble and share 'the best underwater kiss ever' They are together as of the end of the Percy Jackson series, and it is hinted that they might be married one day in the future as Annabeth said she wanted "to build something permanent" and Percy states that maybe they were... wait ugh I don't like this stupid stuff lol I feel you are reading this lol fuck u

  • Hubris or deadly pride. Annabeth believes that she's able to do anything: get her parents back together, build great monuments, and save Luke as shown in the second book. She sometimes even thinks she could recreate the world, better than how the immortals did it.

Weapons/Magical ItemsEdit

  • A magical Yankees cap that turns her invisible.
  • A celestial-bronze knife,given to her by Luke, that she uses as a weapon.
  • A laptop with ideas and information from Daedalus.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Emmanuel Beiramar, "Alexandra Daddario à l'affiche de Percy Jackson: Alexandra Daddario tiendra le rôle principal féminin de Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, a annoncé The Hollywood Reporter," Fantasy.fr (19 mars 2009).
  2. "'Lightning Thief' finds female lead," The Hollywood Reporter (Mar 18, 2009).

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