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Main characters in The Lightning Thief book, analysis of key characters. He was the third god I'd met, but the first who really struck me as godlike" (). "Ah the great Percy Jackson" the man in blue said "hero of Olympus. It is nice to meet your acquaintance." Percy just looked in confusion while. With Logan Lerman, Kevin McKidd, Steve Coogan, Brandon T. Jackson. A teenager discovers he's the descendant of a Greek god and sets out on an adventure.
Olympus, the home of the gods, moves with the heart of the civilization, and now hovers invisibly over the Empire State Building, since America is currently the great power of the West. Percy learns that the gods still have children with mortals, and that monsters naturally seek out these young demigods.
Camp Half Blood serves as a safe haven where these powerful, endangered young heroes can train to defend themselves. Percy meets Annabeth, a daughter of Athena, and Luke, a son of Hermes. He also makes a new enemy in Clarisse, a daughter of Ares. To the astonishment of the other campers, Percy is recognized as a son of Poseidon — the first in three generations.
Soon after this revelation, Percy learns that there is trouble in Olympus. The Lord of the Sky believes that Poseidon used Percy, a human hero, to steal the bolt in a plot to overthrow Zeus. Zeus has given Poseidon until summer solstice — only ten days — to return the weapon.
Poseidon is offended, but he also dreads the thought of war with Zeus. Chiron tells Percy that he must travel to the entrance of the Underworld in Los Angeles by land, since Zeus would blast him out of the sky if he tried to flyconfront Hades, and return the master bolt to Olympus before the solstice passes in order to prevent a war between the gods.
As is customary, Percy consults the Oracle before leaving. He is warned that he will fail to save what matters most in the end, and will be betrayed by a friend. Deeply troubled, but believing that the quest to the Underworld is the only way to see his mother again, Percy sets out with two companions, Annabeth and Grover.
Along the way, the three friends learn to trust one another. Annabeth, whose mother Athena is an old rival of Poseidon, must overcome her doubts about Percy. Grover the satyr must overcome his fear of monsters and underground places.
Percy comes to terms with his anger for his father, who has suddenly declared himself after ignoring Percy for twelve years. He also meets the war god Ares, who gives Percy a mysterious backpack in exchange for doing the god a favor, and a Nereid, who gives Percy three magic pearls from Poseidon — each of which will return one person to the sea from wherever they may be, even the land of the dead.
The friends finally arrive in the Underworld only to discover that they have been tricked. The culprit is not Hades, but the defeated titan Kronos, who is trapped in the depths of Tartarus but is still able to manipulate the dreams of gods and men.
The war god meant to keep the magic items for himself, but Kronos bent his will, and caused the god to give the master bolt to Percy, hidden within the magic backpack, so that the young hero might bring it to the Underworld for Kronos. Hades is sure Percy is the thief who stole the bolt and his helm. As armies of the dead surround him, Percy brings out his magic pearls. With only three, he realizes he must choose between the lives of his two friends and saving his mother. Promising his mother that he will return for her, Percy and his friends escape to the surface, where Percy battles the god Ares for possession of the bolt and the helm.
Percy wins, gives the helm to the Furies to return to the Underworld, and travels back to New York with the bolt in time to prevent a war. At Olympus, Percy meets his father face to face. Poseidon seems distant and sad, but says he is proud of his son. Poseidon tells Percy that his mother is back — returned as a peace offering by Hades — and that when Percy returns home, he will have to make an important choice.
He realizes he has the chance to petrify his stepfather and save his mother from a miserable marriage. His mother implores him not to do it, however. She must break away from Gabe herself. Percy respects her wishes, and thus breaks the mold of what the tragic hero might have done.
The prophecy thus comes true in an unexpected way: Percy fails to save what matters most by allowing his mother to save herself. Upon returning to Camp Half Blood, Percy is betrayed by his friend Luke, son of Hermes, who turns out to be the human hero whom Kronos used for the theft.
Luke poisons Percy, and tells him before leaving that Kronos will rise and destroy the age of the gods.
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Western Civilization is unraveling. He is a hero now, and must fight the rise of the titans. Just not family history. Good i'm going to bring more friends.
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Except Zeus, who had a stern look on his face and Poseidon, who was studying the dark haired boy, noticing a similarity between him and his current lover Sally Jackson. Percy looked at Annabeth, she gave him a reassuring nod and then he cleared his throat. Were from the future. Another flash of light appeared and out came so many familiar faces. Thalia had her spear in her hand like she was going up against a beast before being dragged here. Nico di Angelo appeared startled at what had happened as well.
He turned to see Thalia and Percy. I was on a date. Sunshine is gonna kill me. It was a young girl with copper-colored skin and dark eyes. However, this entrance was different, she was also accustomed by a fog, like that you find in the underworld.
But Leo, Jason and Piper were just thinking who in Tartarus is this? You should ask the others here. Another flash of light, then there was a very familiar, but rather unwanted face for both Jason and Zoe. He was a tall man in purple robes. With a club over his shoulder and a lion pelt tied around his neck. He looked at Zoe, who was glaring at him with animosity, and chuckled.
The Lightning Thief Rationale
Long time no see. As Hercules just watched in amusement Zeus was screaming at Artemis to control her lieutenant. But she was hesitant. But she still gave the "hero" a death glare, that creeped even him out. Then there was another flash of light came too more heroes, Theseus and Perseus. Finally Hades broke the silence. Anyways I was bored so I thought I would bring these demigods from the future.
Plus miss Nightshade from the future slash underworld to read a story. They go to Waterland and find out the ride was set up with a trap by Hephaestus.
They get out with Aphrodite's Scarf and go back to the diner, and Ares shows them a Kindness International truck. He also reveals that Percy's mother is not dead; instead, she has been taken as a hostage by Hades. Immediately, without even having to pay for anything, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover are given a room.
After they enjoy the perks of staying in such a luxurious suite, they decide to go down to the arcade. After a while of playing, Percy finds a boy, Darrinwho thinks the year is Percy asks a few more people what the year is, to which they answer and Percy finds Annabeth and Grover and they immediately leave the hotel.
They are relieved to find out from a newspaper that it is still the same year.
However, 5 days have already passed, leaving only one day to retrieve the lightning bolt. Reaching the Underworld Percy in the graphic novel. They eventually make it to the ocean. Percy walks in and gets a ride from a mako shark to the Nereid.
She gives him three pearlssaying to use them when they were in great need. While searching for the entrance to the Underworld, they encounter Procrustes. He traps Annabeth and Grover using his signature technique — causing them to lie down on a bed while being stretched by ropes until they are exactly the same height of the bed — until Percy tricks him into lying down on one such bed.
Procrustes is killed, and the trio proceed to DOA Recording Studiosthe cover place for the gates to the Underworld, then enter. There, Percy bribes Charon into letting them in. Once inside, they discover that the entrance to the Underworld proper is being guarded by Cerberus. Annabeth then plays with the giant dog by using a little red ball, giving Percy and Grover enough time to pass.
They walk through the Fields of Asphodel and pass by the path to the pit of Tartarus. As they approach the entrance to TartarusLuke's shoes try to pull Grover into it, but he manages to slip free.
They manage to get to Hades' palace. Percy realizes that Ares has tricked him when he discovers the Master Bolt is in his backpack. He and his friends then use the pearls to flee from the Underworld without his mother as he was forced to leave her, thus fulfilling the line in the prophecy that states, "You shall fail to save what matters most in the end".
They reach the shore, meet Ares, and confront him. Percy then challenges him to a fight. He uses Riptide to battle Ares.
Percy eventually stabs him in the heel and Ares starts to bleed ichor.