|“||Percy, explaining things to you is like lecturing a gerbil.||”|
Annabeth Chase is one of the main protagonists in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus series. She is a Greek demigod daughter of Athena and Frederick Chase. She is also the head counselor of Athena's cabin and the architect of Olympus. Annabeth is currently in a relationship with Percy Jackson. She is portrayed by Alexandra Daddario in the film version of The Lightning Thief and The Sea of Monsters.
Annabeth's father, Frederick Chase, met Athena, the goddess of wisdom, battle, and handicrafts, while he was studying history at Harvard. Athena helped him get through his studies and, consequently, they fell in love. Shortly after, in 1993, as a gift to Frederick, Athena sent him Annabeth. She appeared on Frederick's doorstep in a golden cradle carried down from Olympus by Zephyros, the west wind. She was considered a "brain child" like all other children of Athena, which means that they were born from the thoughts of the goddess. However, her father asked Athena to take Annabeth to Olympus and raise her there, as he didn't see Annabeth as a gift the way Athena did. Athena refused and told him that heroes were supposed to be raised by their mortal parents and not their godly ones. In the end, he had no choice but to take her in and care for her as well as he could, even though he didn't want to.
|“||Monsters attacked. We argued. Monsters attacked. We argued.||”|
–-Annabeth Chase, talking about her stepmother, in The Lightning Thief
Annabeth was born on July 12, 1993. When Annabeth was five, her father got married. He and his wife had two kids together, twins Matthew and Bobby Chase. Because Annabeth was a demigod, her family was constantly being attacked by monsters, causing constant fighting between Annabeth and her parents, as they felt that she was always putting them in danger. When she was little, she used to be attacked, bitten and covered in cobwebs by spiders at night, and she would scream for her father but her step-mom thought she was making it up and refused to call her father because whenever her step-mom came into the room, the spiders would hide away and by the time she got dressed each morning, the bites had faded. As a result, Annabeth felt that her step-mom thought that she was a freak, so she ran away from home at age seven because she believed that she was not wanted by her family members. She then fought monsters with the guidance of her mother, Athena, for a few months, using only a mortal hammer.
Meeting Thalia Grace and Luke Castellan
A seven year old Annabeth was hiding under a sheet of corrugated iron in Richmond Ironworks in the same alley twelve year old Thalia Grace and fourteen year old Luke Castellan were hiding in after escaping the house of monsters. After escaping, Thalia and Luke heard a noise coming from it and investigated the sound. After removing the sheet of iron, Annabeth ran toward Luke with a hammer and almost brained him with it, thinking he was a monster. Upon finding that Annabeth was a demigod, Luke and Thalia agreed that she could run away with them and Luke promised that he wouldn't let anything hurt her and they would become a better family than her old family. Luke gave Annabeth a bronze knife so she would be able to protect herself with something better than a hammer for monster slaying. Together, they were on the run, fighting monsters and making hideouts on the East coast, like the one Percy Jackson, Annabeth, and Tyson used in Jamestown, Virginia. They also ran into Zoë Nightshade and the Hunters of Artemis, who tried recruiting Thalia among their ranks, but she refused in favor of remaining with Luke and Annabeth.
Eventually, they ran into Grover Underwood, a satyr, who took them to camp, but took some wrong turns on the way. One of these was into a Cyclops lair, and everyone but Annabeth was captured. Annabeth, after wandering around, found where the Cyclops was keeping Thalia, Luke and Grover. They were hanging over a pot. The Cyclops tried to lure Annabeth to him by imitating her dad's voice, but instead of going to the voice and getting captured as well, she stabbed it hard in the foot and untied Thalia, who then took care of everything else.
Despite their escape, they were delayed long enough for the pack of monsters pursuing them to catch up. They couldn't outrun them, so Thalia made the ultimate sacrifice; she said she would stay behind so Annabeth, Luke and Grover could make it safely to Half-Blood Hill. It is unknown whether she actually fought the monsters or not, but it is presumed that she fought them and was mortally wounded. Zeus, feeling sorry for his daughter, saved her life by turning her into a pine tree, later renamed Thalia's Pine Tree. This tree became a barrier for the camp against monsters and mortals unless they were invited over the barrier by someone from inside the camp.
Hearing the Prophecy
Three years later, when Annabeth was ten years old, she heard the Great Prophecy and continued to have nightmares about it. Every time a new camper came to Camp Half-Blood, Annabeth wondered if they were "the one", because Chiron told her that she would have a part to play in the Great Prophecy. Strangely, three years later, in The Sea of Monsters, Annabeth said that she did not know the whole prophecy, but she may have lied to Percy to protect him after being told to do so by Chiron.
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Annabeth first appears after Percy wakes up from his fight with the Minotaur the night before. She was nursing him back to health and quickly asked him if he knew anything about the Summer Solstice and what was stolen. However, Percy was still confused and didn't know what she was talking about. When someone knocked on the door, Annabeth filled Percy's mouth with a spoon full of pudding and Percy fell back to sleep. Percy didn't actually learn her name until Grover took Percy to see Mr. D and Chiron called Annabeth over and asked her to make sure his bunk in Cabin 11 was ready. Instead of commenting about how cool he was like he thought, Annabeth told Percy that he drooled in his sleep before heading off to the cabin. Percy then met her out front of Cabin 11 and saw she was reading an architecture book in Greek. When Percy entered the cabin, he was asked if he was regular or undetermined, to which Annabeth answered that he was undetermined. When Luke Castellan, the cabin leader, welcomed Percy, Annabeth began to blush but hid it when Percy noticed.
Annabeth quickly dragged Percy from the cabin and begins to get mad at him. She insults herself for thinking that Percy was the one she was waiting for and explains that any other demigod would have loved the chance to fight the Minotaur. She also explains to him how monsters never really die, as they will eventually reform in Tartarus. When Percy questions why he can't just pick a cabin, like one of the empty ones, which are Zeus' Cabin, Poseidon's Cabin, Hera's cabin, and Artemis' Cabin, she explains that the cabin depends on who the demigod's dad/mom is. When Percy says that his father is dead, Annabeth says he isn't dead or Percy wouldn't be at Camp Half-Blood. When Percy tries to deny this, Annabeth correctly guesses that Percy had been kicked out of a lot of schools, moved around a lot, he has Dyslexia, and most likely ADHD. Before she can go on, Clarisse La Rue interrupts and Annabeth introduces her. When she tries to initiate Percy into the camp, Percy gives Annabeth the Minotaur's horn, but he is quickly overpowered by Clarisse. Annabeth watched through her fingers as Clarisse almost dunked his head in the bathroom toilets, but Percy controlled the water to force Clarisse out the door. Annabeth was also soaked, but she wasn't forced out. She then commented that she wanted Percy on her team for Capture the Flag. She then showed him the rest of the camp before leaving to train and saying that she would ask Chiron to allow Percy to see the Oracle, showing interest in getting her own quest and having some knowledge of a possible war among the gods.
Later when talking to Luke about people saying he was Big Three material and Annabeth calling him the one she was waiting for, Luke said that Chiron was given a prophecy by the Oracle saying that Annabeth wouldn't be ready for a quest until a certain someone arrived at camp. He also mentioned that Annabeth acted like that to every new camper. Percy saw her later at dinner with the rest of Athena's Cabin. Percy from then on took Ancient Greek with Annabeth and learned other self-defense type classes. While the cabins prepared for Capture the Flag, Annabeth and two of her siblings came in with the banner of Athena as their flag, while Clarisse and her siblings came in with the banner of Ares.
During the game, Annabeth lead the blue team and used Percy as bait for Clarisse, knowing she would want revenge on him. After Percy managed to defeat Clarisse, Annabeth took off her invisibility cap to show she had been there. While Percy was annoyed at her for using him, she claimed she was about to jump in, but Percy managed to handle it on his own. When Annabeth notices the wound in his shoulder healing as he stood in the water, she quickly figures out that Percy is a son of Poseidon, but had assumed that Zeus would have been the one to break the oath. Before she can explain it to him, a hellhound attacked. Annabeth stepped in front of the monster, but it jumped over her to attack Percy. The hellhound was quickly defeated by Chiron, but not before injuring Percy. Annabeth told the others to put Percy in the water, which quickly healed his wounds and Annabeth pointed out the symbol of Poseidon hovering above Percy's head.
Later, after Percy visits the Oracle and gets a prophecy, Chiron explains that the gods are on the brink of war because Zeus' Master Bolt had been stolen and is blaming Poseidon for it. When Grover Underwood volunteers to help in the quest, Annabeth quickly takes off her cap and volunteers as well, revealing she had heard the entire conversation. She claims that while Athena and Poseidon aren't on the best of terms, she is the best person for preventing him from messing up, calling Percy "Seaweed Brain." The next morning, Annabeth got ready for the quest by bringing her cap, her knife, and was given some supplies by the camp before leaving for New York City. Before leaving, Luke gave Percy a pair of winged shoes and gave Annabeth a goodbye hug, which almost made her pass out.
After being driven into the city by Argus, they are quickly found by the Furies while taking a bus to New Jersey. Annabeth used her cap to hide Percy from them in hopes that Percy's smell will hide her and Grover's sent. Percy snuck past them, but the Furies went after Annabeth, violently demanding to know where "it" is. Percy hit the brakes and the bus crashes due to the fighting between the demigods and the Furies. The three escape and Annabeth wonders what the it the Furies wanted was, as if they were talking about Percy, they would have said he. However, being tired and without a ride, they find their way to Aunty Em's Gnome Emporium. While Percy and Grover quickly fall for Aunty Em's kindness, Annabeth becomes suspicious and soon realizes that the old woman is Medusa. Annabeth becomes extremely worried because it was her mother that turned her into a monster because she was caught kissing Poseidon in one of her temples. When Medusa (Aunty 'Em') wants to take a picture with the three, Annabeth realizes that Medusa is trying to turn them into stone so she instantly warned them to look away before turning invisible and pushing Grover and Percy down. During the fight, Annabeth convinces Percy to kill her as she knows he has the better weapon and because Medusa hates her and her mother, Athena. After Percy killed Medusa, Annabeth walked up to it and covered the head in a dark veil so they wouldn't see it's eyes. Percy then ships Medusa's Head to Mount Olympus by Hermes' delivery.
While camping in the woods, Percy figures out that Grover was the satyr that tried to get Annabeth, Thalia, and Luke back safely, but ultimately failed. The next morning, Annabeth woke Percy up and made the group breakfast, while Grover found a lost poodle that they could return for the reward money, allowing them to buy train tickets to St. Louis, Missouri. During the trip, Annabeth asked Percy (who had a dream about Kronos) who he won't help, as he said that in his sleep. Percy explained the dream, and Annabeth began to have doubts that Hades was the one that took the Master Bolt as everyone had originally thought. She also told him he couldn't make deals with Hades, but Percy asked her what would happen if Hades took her father. This angers Annabeth and she explodes, saying she would leave her dad to rot and revealing a little about her past in the process, saying she hated her family, despite keeping her dad's ring. However, as soon as she sees the Gateway Arch, she brightens up and reveals that she hopes to one day become an architect and building something that would last for a thousand years. Once in the station, Annabeth took Percy and Grover to the Gateway Arch and got to the top shortly before closing time. While at the top, a large woman with a small dog asked about their parents, to which Annabeth told her that they were scared of heights. Shortly after, Annabeth went downstairs with Grover and waited for Percy, not knowing the danger he was in. They watched as Percy fell from the arch in an explosion and landed in the nearby river. Annabeth and Grover ran to him, with Annabeth trying to look mad, but really being relieved that he was not harmed.
After getting on a train out of the city, they arrive in Denver and Annabeth showed Percy how to Iris Message. They get a hold of Luke instead of Chiron, and he informs them that the camp is becoming a battle field with cabins picking sides in an upcoming war. Annabeth on the other hand messes with her hair and tried to make herself look prettier for Luke, however the connection is cut short soon after. While at a diner, Ares appeared before them and offers them a ride west if they get something for him in Waterland. Percy and Annabeth are reluctant because the item is in the Thrill Ride O' Love and neither feel comfortable. Once they are inside, a trap made by Hephaestus is activated and hundreds of thousands of metal spiders flood the room and Annabeth is paralyzed with fear. Percy floods the room with water from the pipes and they sail toward the exit, but the gate is closed. Annabeth uses her brain to figure out when the best time to jump was and they make it out safely (Percy noting that if they jumped when he thought they should, they would have smashed against the gate). When they return the item, Ares allows them to climb into the back of a Kindness International truck, which transported animals.
While in the truck, the find that Kindness International are smuggling animals and they try their best to help the animals. Annabeth and Grover tell Percy the full story of how they made it to camp and how Thalia sacrificed herself. Annabeth also says that she doesn't blame Grover for what happened and neither did Thalia, also calling him the bravest satyr she knew. After Grover fell asleep, Annabeth talks about the beads on her necklace and eventually opened up about her rocky relationship with her father, explaining the ring on it. When Percy asked her if she would side with her mother if she went to war against Poseidon like they did during the Trojan War, Annabeth told him that she would side with him as they are friends. The next morning when Maurice (one of the truck drivers) went to go feed the animals, Annabeth put on her cap and started banging on the outside, distracting the driver long enough for Percy and Grover to free the animals.
While in Las Vegas, they eventually arrive at the Lotus Hotel and Casino where they are given key cards and decide to have spend the night and play some games while they're there. Annabeth gets really into an architecture game and can't bring herself to pull herself away, even after Percy tells her it is a trap. She doesn't budge until the word "spider" is said and she comes to her senses.
Once arriving in Los Angeles, Annabeth, Percy, and Grover are chased into Crusty's Water Bed Palace, where Annabeth and Grover are quickly trapped by a monster called Procrustes, who stretches out anyone to the exact length of the bed. While Annabeth pleads for Percy to help her, he is forced to outsmart the monster and eventually traps him in one of his own beds, freeing Annabeth in the process. Percy then grabs the address from Procrustes' address book and the three head to DOA Recording Studios, the entrance to the Underworld.
Once reaching the Underworld, they couldn't think of a way to get to Hades without passing Cerberus, until Annabeth pulled out a rubber ball and began to play fetch with him and claiming she used to train a Doberman Pinscher. She played fetch long enough for Percy and Grover to pass by and then followed them telling Cerberus she would play with him again sometime and he whined as she left. After passing the large dog, Grover's shoes began to act up and began pulling him toward Tartarus, the deepest part of the Underworld. While thinking he was only messing around, Annabeth quickly jumped to action along with Percy as they pulled him. Annabeth suggested they untie the shoes, but Grover was only saved when his fake feet fell off and the shoes flew into the pit. Annabeth, knowing what the pit was suggested they all back away as soon as possible.
When they arrived at Hades' Palace, Annabeth was respectful to Hades and informed him of a war approaching among the gods, but Percy quickly asked for the Master Bolt back from him. Hades erupts into anger at this, claiming that Percy not only took the Master Bolt, but his Helm of Darkness as well. Annabeth tried her best to figure out what all this meant, but failed to see the connections. When the Master Bolt appeared in Percy's backpack, Annabeth becomes even more confused. Percy pulled out three pearls that his father had given him to escape the Underworld, and Annabeth offered to stay so Sally Jackson could go. Eventually, Grover, Annabeth, and Percy returned, leaving Percy's mom behind. Once back on the surface, Annabeth apologizes for leaving Sally behind.
However, Ares soon appeared and revealed that he was the one that hid the bolt in the backpack, and the one that wanted the gods to go to war. Percy challenged Ares to a fight, much to Annabeth's protests, but she gave him her necklace for luck. Annabeth watched the battle with Grover and warned them when policemen had arrived, but Ares caused a wall of fire to appear in front of them. When Percy managed to get Ares to retreat, Annabeth warned Percy not to look at Ares' Divine Form. After taking the Helm of Darkness from Ares and giving it to the Furies, Annabeth and Percy both figured out what was in the pit.
The three flew back to New York and Percy sent Annabeth and Grover back to Camp Half-Blood to tell Chiron what had happened. Also because if the gods didn't believe Percy's story, Chiron woul'dve wanted to keep them away from danger. After the Master Bolt was returned to Mount Olympus and all seemed well, Percy returned to camp and celebrated a successful quest with Annabeth and Grover around the campfire. They even set up a picnic as Grover left to go search for the lost god Pan, with Annabeth giving him a goodbye hug. However, when Percy was poisoned by Luke and revealed himself to be an agent of Kronos, Percy woke up the next morning in the Big House with Annabeth tending to him once again, mirroring Percy's first arrival at camp. He explained what had happened with Luke, causing Annabeth to become shocked and then angry at him, cursing his name. Annabeth then spends her time helping Percy recover and admits that she will spend a year with her dad, as she had sent a letter to him shortly after arriving at camp. Percy and Annabeth then say their goodbyes, calling the other Wise Girl and Seaweed Brain respectively.
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|Annabeth returned once again to help Percy save the camp, though this time as friends, the previous tension between them as a result of their parentage was resolved by Percy's offer to put their differences aside. Annabeth arrives at Percy's new school to tell him what has happened at camp, but is wearing her cap so no one notices her. It is also found out that Percy carries around a picture of her which makes some of the other kids pick on him. During gym, a group of Laistrygonians attack Percy, but Percy along with Tyson fight them off and Annabeth stabs the last on the back making her presence known. She then takes Percy and Tyson (reluctantly) with her to camp using the Gray Sisters' Taxi. While at camp, Annabeth and Percy decide to work together to make a chariot (like their parents) for the upcoming Chariot Race, but because of Annabeth's fear of Tyson, they have a fight and work on their own chariots. They do make up after an attack by some Stymphalian Birds because Thalia's tree is dying and the borders are weakening. After a dream Percy has, Annabeth realizes that Grover found the Golden Fleece and ask Tantalus for a quest to get it, but he gives the quest to Clarisse. However, that night they sneak aboard a ship passing by the camp (with some help from Hermes and Poseidon) to search for the fleece themselves.
The ship they arrive on is the Princess Andromeda. A monster ship with Luke on it and they are forced to escape. Annabeth leads them to an old hideout used by her, Luke, and Thalia. She also tells Percy after sending Tyson outside why she hates cyclopes, until Tyson comes back with a hydra nearby. After battling the hydra with little effect, Clarisse arrives and takes them with her on her ship, the C.S.S. Birmingham, to the Sea of Monsters. After entering the sea, Percy and Annabeth are split up from everyone else when Clarisse's submarine explodes and arrive at C.C.'s Spa and Resort. While Annabeth is given a full makeover, Percy is turned into a guinea pig. Annabeth outsmarts Circe and uses one of Hermes' multivitamins to turn Percy back and make them immune to magic for a short time. She then puts her knife to Circe's neck, and threatens her. They escape using Blackbeard's ship. Annabeth hears the Sirens' song while on the boat, and although she'd convinced Percy to tie her to the mast, he forgot to disarm disarm her and she got hypnotized by the song. The song showed her the things she wants most; her parents together, Luke as his normal self, and a redesigned Manhattan. It is confirmed that her fatal flaw is hubris (pride), being a child of Athena.
They eventually make it to Polyphemus' island where Grover and Clarisse are being held captive (and finding Tyson along the way). In order to provide a distraction, she puts on her invisible Yankees cap and tells the cyclops she is "Nobody," angering him to no end as he smashes rocks and stops around, eventually capturing her. She is freed when Percy tells Polyphemus he is "Nobody," since Annabeth was a girl. He lets he go and Percy manages to defeat his half brother and take the fleece. They all eventually sail out of the Sea of Monsters and Annabeth and Percy give Clarisse enough money for a plane ticket back to camp. After she leaves, they are attacked by Luke for the fleece, but when he finds out they don't have it, Annabeth is forced to watch Luke and Percy fight each other. Percy manages to trick Luke into revealing he poisoned Thalia's Tree by sending an Iris Message to Camp Half-Blood behind Luke and getting him to admit he did it, proving that Chiron was innocent. Chiron and the Party Ponies come to their rescue and they return to camp.
Annabeth and Percy teamed up to win the chariot race waged between the cabins of the camp. Following their victory, Annabeth's perpetual facade of calm cracked slightly when she kissed Percy on the cheek. Afterward, while Annabeth is doing patrol for the camp, the fleece's magic works too well, causing Thalia's pine tree to 'give back' Thalia's spirit, causing Thalia to come back to life (though she wasn't really dead).
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Annabeth, Percy, and Thalia enter a school looking for two demigods that Grover had been looking after. They are stopped in a hallway by Dr. Thorn and Ms. Gottschalk, but Thalia uses the Mist to convince them they were students. He lets them pass and the three go to the dance looking for the demigods and Grover. Annabeth and Percy start dancing and Annabeth says she has something very important to tell him, but are interrupted when Nico and Bianca disappear. Annabeth goes to get Thalia and Grover while Percy rushes off to find the demigods only to be captured. When Annabeth and Thalia attack Dr. Thorn, the Hunters arrive to help fight it off. During the fight, Annabeth jumps on Dr. Thorn's back to stab him, but they both end up going over a cliff and vanish. Artemis says she will track down Dr. Thorn as the Goddess of the Hunt and she ordered the Hunters to go to Camp Half-Blood. Percy has a dream that Annabeth sees Luke holding up the sky and pleading for Annabeth to take it from him. Annabeth does so, right before the 'ceiling' collapsed on him, and Luke walks away, leaving her there alone. When he wakes up, Grover tells Percy that Annabeth was asked to join the hunters and that was what she wanted to talk to him about at the dance.
Later, Percy has another dream where Annabeth is still holding the sky and in order to trap Artemis, he tells her that if she doesn't take the sky from Annabeth, she will surely die from the weight. Artemis takes the sky and Annabeth falls to the ground and carried away by Luke who decides to use her as bait for the other demigods.The Oracle of Delphi gave one of her ever-cryptic prophecies, and off went Percy, Thalia, Grover, Bianca di Angelo, and the Huntress, Zoë Nightshade, in pursuit of Artemis and Annabeth and the monster which Artemis was chasing after. Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, convinced Percy that his love for Annabeth was worthwhile, though she also made it incredibly harder for them to fall in love. Though Percy was originally not included in the quest, Nico di Angelo pleaded to him and convinced him to follow them to protect his sister, Bianca. He was seemingly unable to leave the fate of his best friend in the hands of others. After a prolonged quest, which included the loss of Bianca in the Junkyard of the Gods battle to a prototype of Talos made by the forge god Hephaestus, the group arrived at the ruins of the Titans' palace, Mount Othrys in San Francisco, California, and found Annabeth, with a grey streak in her hair as a result of holding the sky and Artemis, who was struggling under the weight of the sky; both captives of Luke and Atlas.
Upon the re-imprisonment of the Titan General Atlas, the death of Zoë, and the apparent death of Luke (or so they thought, except Annabeth), Annabeth was saved by Percy and the others, along with her mortal father, Frederick Chase who attacked the monsters chasing the group using the celestial bronze bullets that he had made from things Annabeth had left behind when she ran away from home. Also, Annabeth's stepmother shows care for Annabeth in this book when she tells Percy that even though she knows that Annabeth is a demigod and can't live in San Francisco because of Mount Orthys, the Titan base camp, she still has a home with them and can come anytime she wants.
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Annabeth is now 14 years old. She and Percy were supposed to go to the movies after his orientation day into his new school, Goode. However, their plans are interrupted when Percy blows up part of the school in a fight with some monsters, Kelli and Tammi, who were empousai in the forms of cheerleaders. Her possessiveness for Percy is revealed when she becomes annoyed at him after she finds him escaping with the mortal girl Rachel Elizabeth Dare. She has a fight with Percy and refuses to speak to him during the Gray Sisters' Taxi journey to Camp Half Blood. Once back at camp, Percy and Annabeth accidentally discover an entrance to the Labyrinth under the rock pile known as Zeus's Fist while on a camp game designed personally by Quintus. She realizes that Luke can use this entrance to invade the camp at any moment unexpected. Annabeth leads the quest into the Labyrinth, fulfilling one of her many ambitions at last. While studying the Labyrinth, Percy walks in on her. Annabeth was frustrated and held out her arms so Percy could give her a hug. He remarks that her hair smelled like lemon soap.
Later, Annabeth descends into the Labyrinth with Percy, Grover, and Tyson (Percy's half brother and a very good Cyclops) to find a way to stop Kronos' evil forces from invading the borders of Camp Half-Blood by searching for its inventor, Daedalus. The Oracle of Delphi gave her a prophecy which appears to have scared her and she refuses to say the last line. As they go into the Labyrinth, they face and fight many monsters. Annabeth faces a Sphinx and finds its riddles (which were actually factual questions) not challenging enough and an insult to her intellect. They escape the claws of the Sphinx and continue on to find Hephaestus in one of his many forges so he can tell them about where to find Daedalus and his workshop in the Labyrinth. Annabeth believes that Percy will die when Mount Saint Helens erupts but right before he goes in she kisses him for good luck.
Percy was instead marooned on the phantom island of Ogygia when he tried his best to fight the telekhines, half-dog half-monsters, who were perpetrating Hephaestus's once favorite of all of his many forges, where the sad but seductive Calypso resides. When Annabeth sees Percy return (while she is burning his shroud, believing him to be dead) she hugs him fiercely, but quickly lets go when she realizes she is making a big scene in front of all the other campers. When she finds out what happened to Percy after he tells her and Chiron in Chiron's office in the Big House, Annabeth angrily exits after guessing where he was stranded and obviously feeling jealous. Percy asks mortal Rachel Elizabeth Dare, much to Annabeth's dismay. Annabeth makes several offending remarks toward Rachel, who simply shrugs them off and after a long while, Annabeth accepts her as their guide. The three of them discover Luke, who has become Kronos' vessel. After the Battle of the Labyrinth from the entrance of the Labyrinth under Zeus's Fist in the woods, Luke and his army are forced back into the Labyrinth, leaving after causing many, but only two named, casualties.
Annabeth is the captain for the team opposing Percy's in Capture the Flag at Camp Half-Blood. Apparently trying to trick Percy, she tells him that although her team will crush his, he "won't get pulverized too much" if he picks a safe position, such as the right flank. Percy chooses to scout around the left flank with Charles Beckendorf, reasoning that Annabeth must not have wanted him to go that way for a strategic reason. Shortly after Beckendorf and Percy find Ant Hill and Beckendorf decides to try to recover Festus' head from the Myrmekes, Annabeth and Silena Beauregard, who have been following them all along, show up. Annabeth puts her knife to Percy's throat and after saying to him that boys are easy to follow because they "make more noise than a lovesick Minotaur", she disarms him and takes him as a prisoner of her team. Percy, Silena, and Annabeth soon realize that Beckendorf is in trouble and overwhelmed by the Myrmekes, but Annabeth refuses to let Percy run over and help. She leads Percy and Silena to the dragon's head, then the three of them drag it away from Ant Hill. Led by Annabeth, they look for the dragon's body, finally finding it in another part of the woods. Annabeth repairs the dragon to the best of her abilities, then activates it. The three of them lead the dragon back to Ant Hill, where he attacks the Myrmekes and buys time while Annabeth, Percy, and Silena find Beckendorf and get him to safety. They kill several Myrmekes on their way out. The four of them then deactivate the dragon. Annabeth helps Percy (who got a bit of Myrmeke acid through his shoe) limp through the woods, back towards camp. Percy and Annabeth are just starting to talk about the subject of the fireworks on the 4th of July when three of her siblings from the Athena cabin jump out of the bushes and congratulate Annabeth for capturing two prisoners, Percy and Beckendorf. Annabeth puts them in her team's jail, with them protesting all the way. She then asks Percy "See you at the fireworks?" and leaves without waiting for his answer.
Percy remembers his last conversation with Annabeth in a train of positive thoughts to think about something other than a poisonous wound he has.
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Annabeth joins forces with the campers and goes to New York City to save Manhattan and Mount Olympus (over the Empire State Building) itself from Kronos' Titan army army the Battle of Manhattan. At one point, she takes a poisoned knife for Percy, that Ethan Nakamura was using to try to stab him. Even though she does know Percy was invincible, Annabeth jumps in the way and takes the stab, defenseless. It is later revealed that if she hadn't taken the dagger for Percy, he would have died, because his only weak spot, the small of his back, was Ethan's target though it is unknown how Ethan knew about the weak spot it or Ethan may have not been aiming for any spot in particular as he told Kronos. Percy gets Blackjack, his black pegasus, to fly her away, takes Kronos on, and is forced to retreat. When Percy checks on Annabeth, he decides to tell her where his Achilles heel is. Annabeth is the only person that knows where it is besides Percy. While Annabeth is resting because of the poisoned knife, she tells Percy that Luke had visited her before they went into the Labyrinth, explaining why Hermes, the messenger of the gods, the patron of thieves, and others, was mad at her for not saving Luke when she had the chance to, and she also states that Percy looks "cute" when he is worried. When it is discovered that Silena was the spy, Percy describes Annabeth looking as if "The world had just been pulled from underneath her feet."
Annabeth saves Percy and Olympus by finally realizing for whom the prophecy is truly meant for: Luke. She tells Percy to give Luke her knife (that was Luke's gift to her when she was seven) so he can stab himself, which would banish Kronos back to Tartarus though there is no evidence to where the spirit of Kronos went to after Luke sacrificed himself since they were up high above Manhattan in the Hall of the Gods in the Olympian gods throne room on Olympus. Annabeth is rewarded by the gods (actually by her own mother Athena), now being able to fulfill her dream and design for the gods a new city on Olympus, as the old one was ruined by the battle (actually destroyed by Kronos when he invaded Olympus through the Empire State Building, entrance to Olympus). She is also allowed to design the new cabins at Camp Half-Blood.
She and Percy celebrate his 16th birthday privately, in the apparently empty dining pavilion of Camp Half-Blood. Percy attempts to tell her that he has strong feelings for her, but she is amused, up until the point he states that she is not making it easy for him to admit it. She laughs and warns him that she will never, ever make things easy for him, and that he should get used to it, wraps her arms around his neck, and kisses him. Percy said that it felt like his brain was melting through his body, and that he could have stayed like that forever, until Clarisse La Rue and several other nosy campers eavesdrop on the whole episode and throw Percy and Annabeth into the camp's canoe lake. However, Percy creates an air bubble deep under the surface of the lake, because he is a son of Poseidon, and they share, as Percy describes it, "the best underwater kiss of all time." At the end, Percy is relieved that Annabeth is staying in New York and they leave Camp Half-Blood together.
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While celebrating their one month anniversary, Annabeth asked Percy what he had planned for their special dinner that night. Percy, who never remembered promising something like that, stalled for time just as Hermes arrived. Annabeth and Hermes get into a small fight, which is quickly broken up by Percy who drags Hermes into his delivery truck to talk. When they exit, Annabeth quickly figures out that someone stole Hermes' caduceus. Annabeth takes out her Video Shield and finds that the giant Cacus is in the meatpacking distract.When Percy and her get there, they climb down a ladder into the sewers and find an underground cavern. There they meet Cacus and he tried to sell them watches and clothes, which Annabeth quickly notes are fakes. When Percy asked for the caduceus back, Cacus claims he will figure out how it works and become the god of traveling salesmen. Annabeth and Percy go on the attack, with Annabeth stabbing him in the back of the knee and Percy stabbing his leg. However, Cacus backs her and Percy into a corner, destroys her shield, and is about to turn her to stone when George and Martha turn into a cell phone. They escape the cavern when Percy calls thousands of gallons of New York sewage to him and it pushes them to the surface, with Annabeth cursing Percy the entire time.
Annabeth then comes up with a plan and runs to a crane, knowing how to operate it as she observed them on Olympus. Percy lures Cacus under the crane's large hook and Annabeth drops it on his head before picking him up and swinging him into the air, where Percy destroys him with the caduceus' Laser Mode. Percy and Annabeth then return the caduceus to Hermes, who is very grateful. As a reward, Hermes transports them to Paris for a special dinner. The night ends with Percy and Annabeth walking by the river and Annabeth wondering what Percy has planned for their two month anniversary, which makes Percy happy that she sees a future for them in a month.
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Annabeth appears in a chariot pulled by pegasi with Butch, a demigod son of Iris, the carrier of messages through rainbow "Iris-messages" for the gods and the Rainbow Goddess, to pick up the three demigods Jason Grace, son of Jupiter, Piper McLean, daughter of Aphrodite, and Leo Valdez, the son Hephaestus. It is revealed she and Percy are still dating. Annabeth and Butch, went to the Grand Canyon in search for Percy, who has been missing for three days. Annabeth had been receiving visions from Hera, that a hero with one shoe, which she finds out is Jason, will solve her problems, which is finding Percy. She is also shown frustrated and worried with Percy's disappearance. Before leaving the Grand Canyon, Annabeth yells to the sky, "What do you want from me? What have you done with him?" Annabeth gives Piper a tour of Camp Half-Blood, also letting Piper choose her weapon Katoptris, then explaining that Piper's relationship with Jason at the Wilderness School was an illusion due to the Mist and wanting to give Piper a chance to break down privately when she realized the same thing, though she has been holding herself together as well, it is obvious that Annabeth is equally crushed at losing Percy so mysteriously.
When Jason is given his quest to rescue Hera from the capture of Polyphrion the giant, Annabeth refuses to accompany the quest group, partly because the prophecy states that children of Hephaestus, Jupiter/Zeus, and Aphrodite will go instead, and partly out of her own distaste for Hera. Instead, she uses the time they are gone to continue her search for Percy.
After the quest group returns and relates their findings — the rise of the giants, the attempted return of Gaea, and the fact that Jason was "exchanged" to the Greek Camp Half-Blood — Annabeth puts everything together and realizes, as Jason has, that Percy has been taken to the Roman Camp called Camp Jupiter as the corresponding half of the exchange. She vows to accompany Jason, Piper, and Leo when they journey there to retrieve him.
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While Percy Jackson is running away from the gorgons, Stheno and Euryale, he sees San Francisco, which reminds him of Annabeth, the only person he can remember from his past. Also, when Percy talked to Lupa, she told him that if he completed his quest, he would see Annabeth again soon.
Before Percy goes on his quest to free Thanatos, he has a dream and sees Annabeth. She tells him to stay at Camp Jupiter because Tyson and Mrs. O'Leary are close by and are trying to find him. When Percy wakes up, he feels bad that he will have to ignore Annabeth and go on the quest anyway as the Roman campers need him. During his quest, Percy has flashes of memory about Annabeth, as when he looked at Mount Tam, he remembered the fight with Atlas and he told Frank and Hazel he had been their once looking for Annabeth. Later when looking for Ella in a library, he said Annabeth would like this place as it was quiet and filled with books. He later remembers that she loved architecture.
After completing the quest, Hera appears to Percy in his dream. She tells him that Annabeth will cause him trouble in the future. When Percy says that Annabeth is the person he most wants watching his back, Hera says "We shall see," and tells Percy that she will have a hard task ahead of her when he arrives in Rome and that she may not be up to it.
The next morning, Percy arrives in the Senate meeting to discuss the arrival of the Argo II, which they will allow to land. As he goes to meet the ship, he says he knows Annabeth is on board and this could be the best day of his life if everything went right.
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As Annabeth approaches Camp Jupiter on board the Argo II, she checks the ship to make sure that everything is set up, including the back-up plans to the back-up plans. She tries her best to keep Gleeson Hedge under control, while watching Piper McLean practice her lines for the meeting. When Piper repeats the line for the Romans to lay down their weapons, as the Greeks only wanted to talk, her Charmspeak almost causes Annabeth to lay down her knife, and have a chat. She also watches Leo Valdez fiddle with the controls of the Argo II.
While watching Jason Grace prepare for the meeting, she could not help but not trust Jason, as he always seems too perfect. She thinks maybe he would turn them in as prisoners once they landed and give the ship as a gift. Also, whenever she looks at Jason, she remembers how much she misses Percy. She wishes she could talk to her mother for help, but it was impossible after an encounter a month earlier with her, where Annabeth had received a horrible present. Annabeth also mentions feeling a mysterious chill, as if "an evil snowman had crept up behind her and was peering over her neck."
An explosion nearly knocks Annabeth overboard, and Terminus, the Roman God of Boundaries, appears on the Argo II. He shrieks that he will not allow weapons inside the Pomerian Line. Annabeth tries to regain control of the situation and calm everyone down by introducing herself to Terminus, who finds that Annabeth being the daughter of Athena, the Greek form of Minerva, is "scandalous." But before Annabeth can question Terminus on what he means, Jason interrupts and asks for permission to land inside the Pomerian Line.
Annabeth spots Percy Jackson walking with Frank Zhang, "a boy with a black buzz cut" and Hazel Levesque, "a girl wearing a Roman cavalry helmet," like they were best friends. She also notices that he is now a Praetor, which makes her heart do a gymnastics routine.
Annabeth orders Leo to stop the ship as she asks Terminus whether there is a rule against the ship hovering over New Rome. She explains that technically the ship will not be touching Roman soil, and suggests they use a rope ladder to get down to the Forum, promising Terminus that all their weapons will stay on the ship as long as the legion reinforcements will honor the same rules. When questioned by Leo, who asks if this is a good idea, Annabeth clenches her fists to stop them from shaking. She feels a cold presence, which seems to be laughing at her and the bad choices she is making. But she knows Percy is down there, and that she has to see him. She replies, it will be fine and Terminus will make sure that both sides will obey the rules, if Terminus agrees. Terminus sniffs, but agrees to "for now," and allows them to climb down the ladder to New Rome, but pleads them to not destroy his town.
Annabeth descends with the rest of the Argo II's crew where she spots Tyson and Mrs. O'Leary, and Reyna, whom she finds reminding her of herself. Just as Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano begins to give a welcoming speech, both Percy and Annabeth surge forward and hug and kiss each other, before Annabeth flips him over onto his back as she channels all her bitterness and worry about him into her judo flip. Reyna jokingly asks if Annabeth is actually a Roman or an Amazon before inviting them to their welcome feast. But Annabeth still cannot shake the feeling that something is about to go terribly wrong. They all tell stories of the quests they have been on, and Annabeth is surprised at the revelation that Hazel and Nico are related. Annabeth helps in stopping Octavian from taking Ella the harpy, when she accidentally blurts out a prophecy, by ridiculing Octavian's idea that harpies can tell the future.
While Reyna is walking with Annabeth through New Rome she calls for her dogs, Aurum and Argentum. The girls discuss the differences between Minerva and Athena. Reyna notes there are no children of Minerva at the camp due to Minerva being a virgin goddess, and that if they were to come to Camp Jupiter, they would be artists and not warriors or leaders on quests. Annabeth then realizes that she had met Reyna before at Circe's Island. They walk all the way to the Garden of Bacchus and appreciate the view. Reyna explains that she wanted to talk to Annabeth to learn the truth. Instead of Annabeth feeling bad about her not being able to trust anyone at camp, she talks about her family, growing up, and adventures in Camp Half-Blood.
Throughout the conversation, Reyna mentions that when she was on Circe's Island, she had met a son of Athena who washed up on the shore and was rambling about the Mark of Athena. Then, a large explosion makes a crater in the forum of New Rome. The Argo II then continues to attack the city. Reyna and Annabeth rush down to the Forum. Since Roman's are not allowed any weapons inside the Pomeranian Line, they had started to throw food, rocks, and plates at the Greeks. Piper and Jason try to calm the angry mob by telling them they would never attack New Rome, but fail. Right outside the Pomeranian Line the Roman's were set up catapults to fire on the attacking Argo II.
Annabeth sees Percy using water from a fountain to douse the angry mob of Romans. Octavian comes down the leader screaming that Leo has fired on everyone. Percy asks if Hazel and Frank are coming with them on the ship, and they say yes. Hazel calls for Arion and distracts the crowd by riding straight through it. Frank, in attempt to let Percy and Annabeth climb the rope, changes form into a dragon. Once Percy and Annabeth are up, Leo is tackled to the ground by Percy and falls on his head. Annabeth then takes charge of the ship and leaves Camp Jupiter as quickly as possible.
Annabeth interrogates Leo, but is called down to check on Jason, when she returns Leo tells them that they need emergency supplies to repair the ship and they land near the Great Salt Lake, in Utah. Percy and Annabeth ride Frank, in the form of a dragon, into Salt Lake City to get tar, although they run into some tar monsters, they return safely with a big bucket of tar. The demigods hold a conference in the mess hall, Piper tells them about her visions that she has seen in her knife. Unable to figure out what the visions or prophecies mean, they decide to visit Kansas, where Piper saw a strange man, Bacchus is standing in front of a sign saying 'Topeka 32'.
Leo needs Annabeth to help him repair the hull, but Percy promises to come back to her. When they return, Annabeth and the rest of the crew are surprised when Piper returns on Blackjack with two unconscious demigods. Piper explains what happened; the conversation with Bacchus who told them to go to Atlanta and find Phorcys, the trap sprung by Gaea and the eidolons and both Percy and Jason thank her for saving them. They work out what Gaea wants, the blood of two demigods, one male and one female, to water the stones of Mount Olympus and wake Mother Earth. Piper removes the eidolons from all three boys' bodies, and makes them swear on the River Styx that they will never return to this ship or possess any member of their crew.
In the middle of the night, Annabeth sneaks into Percy's cabin and wakes him up. They go down to the bottom of the ship where the stables are, which reminds her of their first quest when they were traveling in the truck full of zoo animals. Percy asks her why she is nostalgic about that, but she says it was the first time they actually talked, and when she decided to like him. They kiss, and then fall asleep.
The next morning, Frank finds them and is terrified that Coach Hedge is going to kill them for sneaking out, as everyone thought they had been kidnapped. They have a conference and Percy tells them his dream about the twin giants, Otis and Ephialtes, and Nico di Angelo suffocation in a bronze jar.
Percy and Frank decide to find Phorcys, Percy also wants to take Annabeth but Coach Hedge declares that she is grounded. He volunteers himself for the expedition. When the trio return, Annabeth was trying to amuse Hazel by telling her about Percy's greatest 'Seaweed Brain' moments. Leo sets course for Charleston, whilst Percy and Frank tell the demigods what happened, with Hedge interjecting from time to time. They discuss why they are heading to Charleston, to find a map, Percy suggest for 'The Mark of Athena' but Annabeth seems to be projecting a 'I don't want to talk about it' vibe, so Percy doesn't elaborate. Jason tells them that at Charleston, there is a museum full of Confederate ghosts, where he, Leo and Frank volunteer to visit. He also mentions the Battery park near the harbor, where there was a ghost or spirit dressed like a Southern Belle from the Civil War, Reyna went up and talked to it but when she came back she was shaken and never acted the same way around him. Annabeth decides to have a girls' adventure with Piper and Hazel.
Annabeth thinks about the last time she met her mother, in her Roman form as Minerva. Annabeth tries to get her attention by calling her Athena, but the goddess dreamily replies that 'that was my name, before they sacked my city, took my identity, made me this.' Athena tells Annabeth to avenge her, and destroy the Romans because they were dishonorable and copycats. Hera said that they must keep the two camps apart, but Athena wanted them to fight to the death, and for her children to destroy the 'usurpers'. When Annabeth argues back that she understood warfare, and was wise enough not to fight with reason, but Athena replies that now she will never forgive them, and neither would my children. She gives Annabeth a coin that looks like an old-fashioned subway token but when she looks upon it, it becomes an ancient Athenian silver drachma with the symbols of an owl and an olive branch with a Greek inscription on the other side. Athena urges her to 'Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me.', when Annabeth tries to explain that Percy is missing and Hera's plan to bring the camps together, the goddess implores her to kill Percy if he has become Roman, and if Annabeth joins them, then she has failed her mother already. No matter how many times, she tried to throw the silver coin away, it kept returning to her pocket like Percy's sword, Riptide. Annabeth thinks she is beginning to understand what her quest is, but prays to the gods that she is wrong.
Frank comes into Annabeth's cabin asking for help as he wants to know how to get out of the Chinese handcuffs, that he took from the Aquarium. Annabeth feels quite honored that Frank was embarrassed but looked for her help, after Leo teased him. She scans the handcuffs onto her laptop which produces a 3-D model on the screen. She shows him the solution to the puzzle, is to not fight against the handcuffs, and that the best traps are the most simple.
Annabeth, Piper and Hazel find the 'ghost' who turns out to Aphrodite, who invites her to have tea and chat, even though, according to her, war is coming and bloodshed is inevitable. Aphrodite reveals that the civil war between the Greeks and Romans doesn't affect her as much as the other gods (who seems to have split personalities), as love is universal. She tells them about why Athena was so angry when she became Roman, becoming more of a demure Goddess of Crafts and Cleverness, when they took away her military importance and the Greeks, nor Athena forgave them for that insult. Annabeth realizes that the Mark of Athena leads to a statue which the Romans took, and the children of Athena have been searching for it for centuries, starting civil wars. Aphrodite directs them to a map close by that was left by her siblings in 1861, and that Annabeth will face her worst fear.
Before Annabeth can reply, Hazel spots a pegasus pulling a chariot, and two giant eagles descending down to the dock. As they run back to the ship they are stopped by Octavian and two legionnaires. Annabeth chucks her dagger into the ocean, in a bid for Percy's help, Octavian is confused but orders the other two to lower their weapons. But Percy interrupts by flooding the dock and dragging the Romans into the sea, he tells Annabeth that she dropped her dagger. They run back to the Argo II and Annabeth and Percy pilot it to Fort Sumter. They see Frank as a giant bald eagle carrying Leo, and Jason riding the wind behind them, but Coach Hedge fires a 'warning shot' which knocks out the Roman chariot following them which then crashes into Jason and also singes Frank's wings so he drops Leo.
When Annabeth enters the fort she sees Leo firing at giant eagles, a full grown elephant who was rampaging around the flagpoles and Jason fighting Dakota before knocking him out. Fortunately there are a lot of tourists which cause chaos but also stop Annabeth from moving anywhere quickly. Annabeth gets shut in a room, only to see it swarmed by tiny black spiders. She panics and has a flashback, when she was little and spiders came at night, her step-mother tells her to stop scaring her little brothers and she's only imagining it. The spider bites fade before she gets dressed and her step-mom thought that the cobwebs were a trick. On the third night, Annabeth ran away from home. Gaea talks to her saying that although she would rather have Annabeth as a sacrifice, she will let the weaver take her revenge.
Annabeth sees a red symbol of an owl blaze on the wall and the spiders disappear. She runs towards an old artillery piece that is glowing red, and using her knife retrieves a small bronze disc, which she stuffs in her backpack. She is confronted by Reyna, with her two metal greyhounds, when she tries to explain, Reyna cuts her off and tells her to come with her quietly, where she will be trialled and then painfully executed. Or Octavian will attack Camp Half-Blood, the location of which she told Reyna, Annabeth pleads that Reyna slow her down. Reyna says she respects her as they are both daughters of war goddesses, but she believes that Annabeth's quest is doomed to fail. Reyna retreats but swears that when they meet again, they will be enemies on the battle field. Annabeth runs for the ship and Piper pulls her onto the deck.
Once in the Mediterranean Sea, Percy has a dream of Ephialtes talking with a shadowy figure about how Gaea prefers using him and Annabeth as sacrifices. Percy wakes Annabeth up and tells her about his dream. However, she makes him promise not to tell the others as it would only worry them, as she has already figured out what is waiting for her at the Athena Parthenos. They can't talk about this more as the Argo II is attacked by Chrysaor and his crew of dolphin-men. The ship is quickly overwhelmed and Annabeth is captured, with Chrysaor planning on keeping her as a sacrifice to Gaea. Percy turns to Annabeth with advise on how to beat him, but not even Annabeth knows any myths about Chrysaor as there are no myths. When Percy does find a way to outsmart Chrysaor and forces him to retreat, Annabeth gives Percy a kiss and explains that he is brilliant.
Shortly after arriving in Rome, Annabeth plans on leaving to start her own quest alone, but Percy manages to convince her to let him go with her, much to her annoyance. They end up going around the city and seeing some of the sites, eventually stopping at a restaurant for lunch next to the Tiber River. During their lunch, Percy admits to Annabeth that he doesn't want her to go because he missed her and because a they were separated for so long. Annabeth tells Percy that he will have to trust her and to believe that she will come back.
Just then, Tiberinus and his wife, Rhea Silvia, appear and tell Annabeth that they are here to take Annabeth onto the next part of her quest, as they have done for other children of Athena. They force Annabeth and Percy to part once more and take her to the starting point of her quest. Along the way, Rhea talks about the city and how it is changed over the years, all the while praising Tiberinus for his role in the founding of Rome (which he considers to be no big deal). They eventually drop Annabeth off to an underground entrance and give her what little help they can. Annabeth enters the underground and her thoughts quickly turn to her past; mainly thinking about the last time she was truly along was when she ran away from home, before meeting Thalia Grace and Luke Castellan. As she goes deeper, she finds a room with crates of plastic swords and kite strings. Up ahead she finds a large cliff that she needs to climb down to continue onward.
Annabeth quickly becomes frustrated as she thinks about all her friends and how she has watched them all gain amazing powers. She also thinks about how they could use their powers to get down the cliff or gain help in some way, but she has nothing. A voice tells her that she has intelligence, which reminds her that Odysseus had won the Trojan War and defeated monsters with nothing but his wit. Annabeth quickly uses the kite string and plastic swords to make a rope bridge to climb down with. After safely arriving at the bottom, she places the kite string back in her backpack. As she keeps going, she finds herself in a cavern, with skeletons of other Athena children on the floor. Several ghosts appear and declare themselves to be the followers of Mithras. Annabeth looks around and sees that the cavern is decorated with information about their worship of Mithras, including their ranks and the ordeals they must face. The followers of Mithras believe that Annabeth is some form of all knowing entity when she begins to reveal their secrets. This causes unrest in the group, especially when Annabeth guesses that there is another trial besides dying by fire of dagger. Mithras was born from rock, so Annabeth tries to claim that she has passed their trials as she entered the room through a stone entrance. The leader of Mithras' followers says that coming through a stone walkway and being born from stone is different and doesn't count. Annabeth then claims that for doubting her powers, she can destroy the cavern in one strike. When they don't believe her, she uses her knife to hit a weak support beam that causes the cavern to collapse.
During her escape from the collapsing cavern, Annabeth falls and breaks her ankle. When she looks around the room, she finds a few boxes from the Hermes Express, but the boxes only contain bubble-wrap. She initially curse Hermes, but uses the bubble-wrap to make a cast to hold it in place. As she manages to keep going, she finds that the tunnel she came from is filling with spiders. Annabeth is forced to keep going and finds her next challenge; two small beams of wood over a chasm. Despite the beams being to wide and weak to walk across, Annabeth uses the kite string to weave a rope bridge across. Once on the other side, she burns the bridge so the spiders couldn't use it to follower her. Even though they could climb the walls, they don't go any farther down the tunnel. When Annabeth continues on, she eventually finds the Athena Parthenos, but Annabeth is quickly captured by Arachne, who wraps Annabeth in her webbing.
Despite being incredibly afraid of spiders and especially Arachne, Annabeth starts forming a plan. Annabeth starts to complement Arachne on her tapestries, claiming that they are even better than Athena's. Arachne's pride blinds her to Annabeth's plan, and she listens to what the demigods has to say. Annabeth informs Arachne that she is the new architect for Olympus, and would love to feature her work in the main hall. Doing so would also be a huge insult to Athena, something Arachne would love to do. As a test however, Annabeth asks Arachne to make an abstract piece of art that she could show to the Olympians as a type of audition. She shows Arachne a picture on her laptop of Frank's Chinese finger-trap and tells her that it is just what the gods are looking for. Arachne is unsettled as the silk required to make it to Annabeth's dimensions would require more silk then she could make in a year, but Annabeth suggests using the silk covering the Athena statue. Arachne agrees and makes the design perfectly. Annabeth once inspecting it however, informs Arachne that there is a flaw in the middle. When Arachne goes inside to see for herself, the threading becomes tight when she tries to pull herself out, just as Annabeth had planned. Now with Arachne trapped, and the statue uncovered, Annabeth taunts Arachne by saying that she has helped Athena greatly by keeping the statue safe and that it will be featured on Olympus, not Arachne's tapestries. This angers Arachne and she starts thrashing around, causing the floor to crack and fall into the entrance to Tartarus below them.
Just then the Argo II arrives, thanks to some advice from Bacchus, after helping Percy and Jason defeat Otis and Ephialtes. Annabeth and Percy reunite as the rest of the crew start to load the Athena Parthenos onto the ship. As Annabeth starts walking toward the ship, she is pulled backward toward the pit of Tartarus and Percy grabs her, but falls in as well. Unable to cut the thread that Arachne had attached to her ankle, and with no one else able to reach them, Annabeth tells Percy to let her fall so he could save himself. Percy however promised her that they wouldn't be apart again and tells Nico di Angelo to lead the others to the Doors of Death on the mortal side and that him and Annabeth would meet them. Percy lets go and him and Annabeth fall into Tartarus together.
Back on the Argo II, the crew all feel responsible for allowing Annabeth and Percy to fall into Tartarus. However, with some uplifting words from Hazel Levesque, Leo promises that they will save them, even if he has to build a claw that will go all the way to Tartarus.
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Despite the crew of the Argo II trying to reach Greece in order to hopefully meet with Annabeth and Percy, they run into problems. Hazel Levesque feels that without Annabeth there to come up with ideas and without Percy there to motivate them, the crew is slowly falling apart. Annabeth is seen in Tartarus together with Percy Jackson. Along the way, other than coming across Titans from the past, and having the help of Iapetus, Annabeth and Percy come across the arai, who after killed, will result in the killer getting cursed based on the number of monsters they has previously killed. Annabeth was cursed with blindness, from the fact that she killed Polyphemus in the Sea of Monsters, using her invisibility cap and called herself "nobody". As such, before he died, cursed Annabeth with blindness, resulting in her turning blind after killing one of the arai. Another curse Annabeth had was the curse of despair, which caused Annabeth to think that Percy abandoned her, even though he was just next to her. The curse came from Calypso, who felt alone and abandoned after Percy left Ogygia to return to Camp Half-Blood. However, with the help of Bob after she managed to convince him to change his mind, the trio left to meet Damasen, the gentle giant, in order to get Percy healed. With the help of Damasen, Percy is restored to his original condition and the trio are able to continue their journey to the Doors of Death, which are situated in the heart of Tartarus. The dark hills that loomed in Tartarus, reminded Annabeth of her hometown, San Francisco, but just darker. However, in order to reach the Doors of Death, Percy and Annabeth have to seek the help of Akhlys, the Goddess of Misery and Nyx, the goddess of the night. Firstly, they require the help of Akhlys to get the Death Mist, so that they can easily pass through the hoards of monsters present at the Doors of Death without being noticed. They need the help of Nyx, so that they can pass through the Mansion of the Night, in order to get to the Doors of Death.
In order to reach the Mansion of the Night, Annabeth and Percy have to jump three hundred feet into the pitch-black void, which they fortunately succeed. With that, they reach the Doors of Death, which Annabeth describes looks like a heart. Annabeth is shocked to discover that the Doors of Death look exactly like the Mount Olympus elevator doors, just upside down. They figure out that while the other party escapes to the upper world, someone must stay in Tartarus and hold the button to the elevator door for exactly twelve minutes. Then they must cut the chains to prevent Gaea from having the chance to use the Doors of Death ever again. However, unexpectedly, the death mist covering them soon disappears, exposing them to the monsters. They then come face to face with Tartarus himself, who took on a physical form. Both Annabeth and Percy know that they are unable to battle Tartarus, since he is a class by himself. As such, reluctantly but having no choice, Annabeth and Percy enter the Doors of Death, while the Titan, Iapetus and the giant, Damasen, sacrifice their lives to save them. They meet the other five battling demigods in Epirus, and are weak after their time in Tartarus. They then continue their quest to travel to Athens.
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Annabeth and Piper are disguised as Greek serving maidens, with Jason enchanted to appear as an old man by the name of Iros. They are hoping to infiltrate Odysseus' palace, where a "gathering of evil spirits" is taking place. After sneaking into the palace, Annabeth repeats their plans before splitting up from the group. She is seen collecting empty plates and goblets, but when Antinous questions Jason about his purpose among the suitors, Annabeth helps to stall by spilling wine down the ghoul's neck.
When Jason's mother appears, Annabeth informs him that it's only a remnant of Beryl Grace. She later fights the attacking suitors with her drakon-bone sword, taking down many, including Hasdrubal the Carthaginian. Sometime during the fight, Annabeth also received a cut on the side of her neck. She appears at Jason's side when he is stabbed by Michael Varus with an Imperial Gold sword, feeding the wounded boy ambrosia and telling him about Luke's problems with his own mother.
Piper instructs Annabeth to contact Leo through Morse code. She returns saying that Frank will change form and fly Jason up to the Argo II, before crafting a litter that will secure him. When Juno appears, Annabeth coldly addresses the goddess, still bitter at her for wiping Percy's memories and taking him away.
|“||She looked just the way she had when she'd faced the Sphinx - like she wasn't going to accept an easy answer, even if it got her in serious trouble.||”|
Annabeth loves architecture, and spends her free time designing new buildings and visiting national monuments. Her fatal flaw is hubris, otherwise known as excessive pride: she thinks she can do anything and do it well, even better than the gods. Percy gains insight into this flaw during The Sea of Monsters, when he sees Annabeth's vision as she listens to the song of the Sirens.
Annabeth can be very caring but possessive of the people she loves. For example, she is very anxious of losing Percy to another girl like Rachel or Calypso. Assuming that Percy is dead in The Battle of the Labyrinth, she speaks to the crowd, saying, "He was probably the bravest friend I ever had". Yet when Percy emerged, and Annabeth figures out that he was recuperating on Calypso's island, she calls him the "single most annoying person I've ever met!"
Annabeth is very harsh and judgmental during first meetings, but after winning her approval she is very loyal. She is very strong-minded and equally stubborn, she is also incredibly brave and daring. Annabeth shows many signs of dauntlessness, courage and determination. She has a lot of nerve. Annabeth is also an intellectual genius, as well as clever and witty. She's also analytical, strategic, and is very wise.
Since Percy left her for months, Annabeth has become reckless when a situation concerns him and she has also developed a fear of losing him to death or being separated from him for a long time.
|“||Don't you ever feel like, what if the world really is messed up? What if we could do it all over again from scratch?||”|
–Annabeth about her fatal flaw, in The Sea of Monsters
Annabeth's fatal flaw is hubris, or deadly pride or arrogance. Annabeth believes that she is able to do anything: get her parents back together, build great monuments, and save Luke as shown in The Sea of Monsters. She sometimes even thinks she could rebuild the world, even better than how the gods did it. She explains this to Percy in The Sea of Monsters, while they try to escape the Sirens. When Percy thinks that a world run by him would be terrible, Annabeth says he is lucky he doesn't have hubris, because she knows it is a really dangerous fatal flaw.
An evidence of how her hubris can be a hindrance (at best) is seen during her confrontation with the Sphinx where Annabeth was forced to answer several random questions from her. Despite answering all correctly, Annabeth noticed that none of these questions were riddles, just random trivia, and when she demands a true challenge to her intelligence. This only annoyed the Sphinx and provoked her to attack Annabeth.
In The Mark of Athena, Annabeth's arrogance leads her to mock Arachne after the weaver had already been captured. However, her insult toward Arachne leads Arachne to thrash about in her prison, causing the floor of her layer to crack and break, weakening the already fragile structures. This ultimately causes both Annabeth and Percy fall into Tartarus, along with Arachne.
Like all other half-blood children of Athena, Annabeth has immense arachnophobia, freezing up just when she sees a spider or anything bearing a close resemblance to one, as she demonstrated in The Battle of the Labyrinth, when the metal spider leading to Hephaestus' forge pops up. This fear is caused by Athena's bad history with Arachne, the mother of spiders. In ancient times, Arachne, a mortal girl who was well known for her weaving skills, challenged Athena to see who could make the best tapestry. Athena, already full of hatred towards the girl's audacity, accepted the challenge, and both goddess and mortal wove a tapestry. Athena's tapestry was of the gods punishing mortals for being too full of pride, while Arachne's tapestry ridiculed the gods. Both works were equal in beauty, but Athena could not stand the insult towards the Olympians, and destroyed Arachne's tapestry and transformed her into a spider. Ever since then, Athena's children have been paranoid that every spider they see is out to get them - which is largely true. According to Annabeth, spiders are unusually aggressive to children of Athena. In The Demigod Files, inside her trunk is a bottle of anti-spider bug spray. In The Lightning Thief, Percy says that she was "screaming her head off" when they were in the Thrill Ride O' Love (Waterland's version of The Tunnel of Love) ride to get Ares' shield. In the same book, Annabeth stated that any spider within the radius of one mile would be able to find her. In the Mark of Athena, Annabeth used her 'Chinese spidercuffs' to defeat Arachne, but it resulted in sending them both into Tartarus, along with Percy. When Annabeth was young, the spiders would attack her at night, and hide again when it was morning. Her stepmother would never believe her, thinking that the cobwebs were some sort of clever trick.
Annabeth is also scared of Cyclopes because of an event in her childhood when Luke, Thalia, Grover, and herself were trapped by one when trying to make it to camp. Grover led them into an abandoned mansion and then the Cyclopes separated them, using a loved one's voice to lure each person into a trap. The Cyclopes used Luke's voice for Thalia, and Annabeth's voice for Luke. Annabeth states that when she found Luke, Thalia, and Grover, they were tied up and hanging from the ceiling. The Cyclopes used a variety of her friends' voice to try and luke her out into the open, using her father's voice when he finally located her. She stabbed it in the foot in the end, and untied Thalia, who took it from there. She also says that she still has nightmares about the Cyclopes's voice. She finds it very creepy when a Cyclops mimics another persons voice such as when Tyson mimics the voices he hears on the Princess Andromeda. Though not as scared of Cyclopes as she is of spiders, it still takes her most of The Sea of Monsters to be able to get close to Tyson, even though he helped her a lot throughout the book.
Annabeth has curly golden blonde 'honey-colored' hair and looks "like a princess," as Percy describes it. She is tall, fit, and athletic. Her eyes have been described as an intense shade of gray and always having a distracted look as if she were thinking of a million things at once. Annabeth looks like a typical California girl, only with a natural tan. She is described as 'cute', 'pretty'. and 'beautiful' many times in the books by Percy. Other characters have said similar things, such as Aphrodite telling her she had "grown into quite a beautiful young lady" and Chrysaor saying she was "lovely".
Abilities and Tools
- ADHD: Annabeth's supernatural alertness and keen senses that keep her ready for, and alive, in battle.
- Dyslexia: Annabeth's brain is "hard-wired" for divine Ancient Greek instead of mortal languages.
- Fighting Skills: As a daughter of Athena, She is naturally very skilled in both armed and hand-to-hand combat (she was trained during her stay at Camp Half-Blood). She fights best with a knife given to her by Luke when she was seven, which she has shown great skill with enough to fend off a skilled fighter of Ethan Nakamura's caliber. She was skilled enough to even fight against Kronos' Scythe for a while. She is also skilled with her sword and a bow as well as her knife.
- Strategy and Battle Skill: Because her mother is the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy, Annabeth is a very skilled warrior in battle and an adept strategist.
- She is a master strategist (like her mother, Athena). She shows her strategic abilities in The Last Olympian where Athena and her were creating battle plans and strategies. Percy acknowledges that she's the best strategist he knows and Annabeth has continuously proven to be able to formulate effective pre and mid-battle strategies.
- She is a very capable hand-to-hand combatant and is skilled with a sword, knife, and bow.
- Unlike most demigods who use mid-range weapons, Annabeth is shown to fight better with a knife then a sword despite the former's smaller size.
- Crafts: She is also skilled with crafts (such as weaving, as shown in The Mark of Athena). While weaving for the first time, Annabeth´s hands move with "blazing speed", even when she stopped thinking about the task and just did it.
- A magical Yankees baseball cap that makes anyone turn invisible when put on, given to her as a gift from her mom on her twelfth birthday. In The Mark of Athena, after Annabeth's fight with Minerva it is said that it lost its magic.
- A Celestial bronze knife that she uses as a weapon. This knife was given to Annabeth by Luke Castellan. It was later cursed when Luke betrayed Annabeth and Percy. It is lost at the end of The Mark of Athena.
- A leather necklace with clay beads from every year at Camp Half-Blood. It also has her father's college ring on it as well as a coral pendant that Percy Jackson had given her when they first started dating.
- Medea's SPF 50,000 sunscreen, tropical coconut scented.
- A waterproof yellow duffel bag from Hermes.
- A spider automaton that had helped her, Percy, Grover, and Tyson find Hephaestus (she is quite scared of it because of her arachnophobia, unknown what happened to it after book 4).
- A Pair of Daedalus' Wings after the fight in Daedalus' Workshop in the Labyrinth. They were damaged and had to be thrown away, to prevent mortals from seeing them.
- A laptop with Daedalus' notes and designs, given to her by Daedalus at the end of The Battle of the Labyrinth after the battle before he died. It was lost at the end of The Mark of Athena.
- A video shield during The Last Olympian, made by Charles Beckendorf, a son of Hephaestus, designed by Daedalus. This was lost in The Demigod Diaries.
- A coin, known as 'The Mark of Athena' with the symbols of Athena on it and leads chosen demigod children of Athena to the Athena Parthenos, a 40-foot tall statue of Athena that was stolen by the Romans.
- A Drakon Bone Sword that she uses as a weapon after she lost her knife. It was given to her by Damasen.
|“||As long as we're together.||”|
–Annabeth Chase talking to Percy as they fall into Tartarus , in The Mark of Athena
The growing relationship between Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase plays an important role in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, as well as the relationship between Annabeth, Percy, and Luke Castellan. Luke is Annabeth's hero and one of her first half-blood friends. Annabeth likes Percy, which she hints at, but she still has lingering feelings of kinship towards Luke. At the end of The Last Olympian, Luke shows some feelings for her, like when he asks Annabeth if she loved him. She told him that he was "like a brother to her," but she didn't love him; to which he nodded like he expected it. These feeling are present despite the fact that Luke and Percy are arch enemies and he has attempted to kill Percy numerous times.
In The Sea of Monsters, it emerges that one of her life's wishes is to save Luke. In the beginning of The Lightning Thief, Annabeth is shown to dislike Percy when she discovers that Percy is the hero of the prophecy. She thinks he is weak and unable to complete his mission, and is influenced by the rivalry between her mother, Athena, and Percy's father, Poseidon. At the very end of The Sea of Monsters, Annabeth kisses Percy on the cheek after they win the chariot race.
In The Titan's Curse, there are suggestions of some romance between Annabeth and Percy, although this is complicated by her continuing belief in Luke and the fact that her mother, Athena, disapproves of her "relationship" with Percy and tells Percy this face to face after the vote to have him destroyed. When asked if they would let him live, Athena was one of the gods that didn't raise her hand (majority ruled, but it is unknown if she would have raised her hand to have him destroyed as Zeus never asked) and had told the other gods that keeping him alive was dangerous, something that caused Annabeth to become aggravated with her mother.
In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Annabeth finally expresses her feelings for Percy by kissing him good luck before she vanishes using her magic Yankee's cap. When Percy returns, she is highly jealous, because she suspects he has been with Calypso, who is cursed to fall in love with any hero that lands on her phantom island, Ogygia.
In The Demigod Files, Annabeth asked Percy to the Fourth of July fireworks which is "the biggest dating event of the summer." During her interview Annabeth states that Percy is courageous, has a sense of humor, and is good-looking ("but don't you dare tell him I said that"). She also says that he's oblivious to how people feel even when it is totally obvious, although she tries (and fails) to hide what she is really talking about.
In The Last Olympian, Annabeth states Percy looks "cute when he's worried" when he first checks on her after she took a knife that was meant for him. When he asks her why she did it, even though he is invincible, she admits she didn't know why she did it, only saying she had a feeling. Percy trusts her to tell her where his Achilles heel is, his only weak spot. It was also Annabeth that tied him to the mortal world.
After the defeat of Kronos and the saving of Luke's soul, the romantic relationship between Percy and Annabeth is solidified. Annabeth confides to Luke as he dies that she always saw him as a brother, but never loved him. When Percy was offered immortality by the Olympians (actually by Zeus himself and voted for by the rest of the gods), Percy saw that Annabeth was very pale, and he suspected she was having a panic similar to the one he had when he thought she was going to join the Hunters of Artemis. Later, she and Percy share their third kiss after he tries to tell her how he feels about her and tells him that she will never make things easy for him. He describes it as if "[he] had the feeling [his] brain was melting right through [his] body." But a raid of campers led by Clarisse La Rue snoop on this and throw them into the camp lake. Then comes to a fourth kiss underwater in an air bubble made by Percy under the surface of the lake who says it was 'the best underwater kiss of all time' because "When you're the son of Poseidon, you don't have to hurry." They are together as of the end of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. 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 "getting a good start together."
In The Lost Hero, it is said that Percy and Annabeth are still dating. Percy goes missing for three days and Annabeth becomes very worried. Annabeth starts getting visions that telling her to go to the Grand Canyon to find someone with one shoe. Annabeth thought that person would be Percy, her boyfriend, but instead it was Jason Grace, son of Jupiter, Zeus' Roman counterpart. She gets mad at him because she wants to find Percy instead. She yells at the sky saying,"What do you want from me? What have you done with him?" At the end of the book, it is revealed that Percy and Jason are switched because they are both war leaders of each camp, much to Annabeth's dismay. She says that she will join Jason, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez on their next quest to go to Camp Jupiter to look for Percy and find the other possible demigods (the Roman ones who should be on the quest to cooperate with the Greek demigods against the Giants and the earth goddess Gaea on the War against the Giants and Gaea) to save the Olympian gods original home of Mount Olympus, the actual mountain sitting in Greece and the Olympian gods' elder roots.
In The Demigod Diaries, Percy and Annabeth celebrate their one-month anniversary in Paris after they rescued George and Martha from Cacus. As a reward for rescuing them, Hermes teleported them to Paris, where they enjoy a dinner, a walk, and a boat ride.
In The Son of Neptune, Annabeth is the only thing Percy remembers from his past. When he is running from the gorgons and he sees San Francisco, it reminds him of Annabeth. Before he leaves on the quest to free Thanatos, he dreams of Annabeth and she tells him to stay put because Tyson and Mrs. O'Leary are close. He also remembers that she kissed him whenever he did something stupid. He later mentions that she must have kissed him a lot - also hinting that he did stupid stuff a lot too. He also remembers the kiss underwater, at the canoe lake.
In The Mark of Athena, Annabeth appears to be nervous and excited to meet Percy, and she feels she is becoming reckless about her decisions as she is desperate to meet him. It is revealed that she had secretly harbored a crush on him since they were twelve years old, but only last summer had she properly fell for him. Annabeth thinks that her feelings for him seemed to have grown more "painfully intense". Annabeth tells Percy that she loves him, and has a fear of losing him completely and that they need to be together to be truly happy, as she is only at home with Percy.
In The House of Hades, Annabeth and Percy go through the most difficult challenges they have ever faced in their demigod lives, as they journey through the punishments of Tartarus. However, through the challenges and difficulties they faced, Annabeth and Percy's relationship have become stronger. Annabeth even thinks of having children in the future as she promised Iapetus and Damasen that she will tell their stories and goodwill to "our" children. It is highly likely that the "our' refers to both Percy's and her children, and that she sees a possible marriage and motherhood life with Percy.
|“||He came under a flag of truce. He said he only wanted five minutes to talk. He looked scared, Percy. He told me Kronos was going to use him to take over the world. He said he wanted to run away, like the old days. He wanted me to come with him.||”|
–Annabeth talking about Luke, in The Last Olympian
The relationship between Luke and Annabeth becomes a constant source of conflict between her and Percy. Annabeth started to like Luke when he gave her his knife on the streets. During the events of The Lightning Thief, before Percy and Annabeth began to develop feelings for each other, Annabeth introduces Luke to Percy and acts shy around him. When Grover, Annabeth, and Percy sent an Iris message to camp, Luke appears on the other side of the rainbow and Annabeth immediately tries to clean herself off and begins to mess with her hair. After Luke betrays the camp and almost kills Percy, she takes it very hard.
It wasn’t until The Sea of Monsters that she and Luke meet again on his cruise ship. He offers her a place in the Titan army and says that if Thalia were alive, she would have joined his side too. When Annabeth refuses, she escapes and leads Percy to a secret hideout, revealing how she met Luke and the promise that he and Thalia would be her new family.
During the events of the next few books, Annabeth begins to show feelings for Percy, but every time Percy brings up the fact that they have to stop Luke, Annabeth would always defend him. Even during the events of The Titan's Curse when Percy believed that Luke was dead, Annabeth had a feeling that he wasn’t. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy believes that Luke has become completely lost to them after forcing Percy to fight another demigod and almost kills Annabeth and Rachel Elizabeth Dare. When he makes off handed remarks after they escape about how evil Luke has become, this greatly upsets Annabeth and she begins to yell at Percy for being so cold.
During the Battle of Manhattan, Luke asks Annabeth whether she ever loved him while taking her hand. Percy looks at her, "drinking in the fact that she was still there" and Annabeth tells Luke "You were like a brother to me, Luke, but I didn't love you." Luke just nods, having expected this, and dies moments later.
In The Lost Hero, Jason says after Annabeth tells him about the pictures on the wall next to Thalia's bed, in Zeus' cabin, that maybe Percy wasn't the only boy Annabeth liked.
|“||Annabeth is very territorial about her friends.||”|
Grover Underwood is one of Annabeth's closest friends, helping her get to Camp Half-Blood when she was only a child. They remained friends throughout their relationship, and fought together often. Grover usually showed his concern for her, too. In the end of The Last Olympian when Percy is fighting Luke, it is shown that Grover is holding Annabeth to protect her.
Annabeth is best friends with Thalia, first meeting her when she was seven and had ran away from home. After Thalia sacrificed herself, to save her, Luke, and Grover her respect grew. Thalia's father, Zeus, transformed her into a pine tree to save her from death after she sacrificed herself. Thalia returned with the magical powers of the Golden Fleece and Annabeth re-established their close friendship, for example, attending the same school together in The Titan's Curse.
Annabeth was jealous of Rachel, partly because Percy would hang out with her whenever he needed an escape from camp, but also because of the feelings that both girls had for Percy. When the two meet, Annabeth treated Rachel with hostility, not wanting to admit that she needed help on her quest, especially from a mortal girl. The two eventually start to connect because of their mutual problems with their parents. While still disliking Rachel mostly for her relationship with Percy, Annabeth still went out of her way to save Rachel from a falling helicopter.
After a while she starts to like her a little more, once she realizes Percy and Rachel are only friends, even giving the two some time alone to say goodbye they dropped her off after exiting the Labyrinth. After Rachel became the new Oracle of Delphi, Annabeth and her start to become much better friends as the Oracle is prohibited from dating anybody. Eventually, the two become very good friends, as shown in The Lost Hero.
Annabeth and Piper McLean seem to get along very well, despite their parents' differences. Piper states that Annabeth would make a cool friend in better times. Before being claimed, Piper hoped that her mom was Athena because Annabeth is a good friend and it would be cool to have her as a sister, something that Annabeth reciprocates, as said to her by Rachel Elizabeth Dare. Their friendship deepens in The Mark of Athena with Piper saying that she "had never had a better friend" while referring to Annabeth. They even have their own inside joke, where the two will steal the other's breakfast.
Jason Grace and Annabeth have a somewhat difficult relationship. When they first meet at the Grand Canyon, Annabeth treated him with hostility because she was hoping her boyfriend would be there. After calming down, she treats Jason as more of a problem waiting to be solved, as he has no memory of his past. Before leaving to search for Percy again, she tells Jason a bit about Thalia, the other child of Zeus. After remembering that Thalia is his sister, Jason confides in her that they are related, something he isn't sure Annabeth completely believes. Later, Jason and Annabeth both figure out that Percy is at Camp Jupiter and could be in danger, so Jason allows her to come with them on the Argo II.
By the time the Argo II sailed for Camp Jupiter, Annabeth is still a bit distrusting of Jason, feeling that the trip to the Roman camp could be some kind of trap. She also feels that he is too perfect, as he always acts nobly, does the honorable thing, and even looks too perfect. Some of her dislike of him also comes from the constant reminder of how much she misses Percy. But as the Mark of Athena went further, Piper couldn't help but notice Jason and Annabeth are too similar. When Annabeth falls to Tartarus, Jason regrets not flying back earlier to help her.
Annabeth and Leo Valdez spent a lot of time together working on the Argo II, and became closer. They bonded over engineering and machinery. Annabeth is the only person, other than Leo, who can operate the engine room. Annabeth is often shown to be in awe of Leo's skills with building. Annabeth is also the person that made Leo change his mind about blondes, and in fact actually scares Leo to a certain degree. Leo blamed himself for Annabeth's fall into Tartarus, and showed how much he cared for her.
Though there have not been many interactions between Annabeth and Frank, it is shown that Annabeth finds him sweet. When Leo teased him about Chinese handcuffs, he went to Annabeth for help in trying to figure out how to beat them. Annabeth later used his advice to help her defeat Arachne.
It is believed by Sally Jackson that Annabeth is the most levelheaded demigod to ever to hit the eighth grade. She also believes that she keeps Percy from getting killed. Percy secretly admits to this statement. In The Mark of Athena, Annabeth mentions often visiting Sally to keep both their hopes up that somewhere, Percy is still alive. Annabeth mentions crying together, hinting that the two of them grew close in a trying time.
Annabeth has had several issues with her mortal family. After her dad remarried, she grew distant from him. She often ran away from home, and succeeded in doing so when she was seven, joining Luke and Thalia. After some time, she reestablished contact, and occasionally met with them. They tried to make it work three times, with the third one finally working out for the most. Around The Titan's Curse, it seems her relationship with them is getting better, and by The Last Olympian she seems to be living with them again (though, this is not for certain because she is going to go to a school in New York near Percy's, and her family lives in San Francisco).
In the The Lightning Thief, Annabeth states that she had been to Olympus with some other campers (Luke Castellan and Clarisse La Rue) at the solstice. Athena also gave Annabeth the invisible Yankees cap as a twelfth birthday present. Annabeth has a close relationship with her mother, despite meeting her very little. Her mother trusts her and seems to see Annabeth as her pride and joy. They seem to discuss many things and have a set of plans in preparation for any catastrophe. Athena made Annabeth the new architect of Olympus after the damage caused during the Battle of Manhattan. She disapproves of her relationship with Percy, and even claims that keeping him alive would be dangerous to the gods, much to the grief of her daughter. She seems to have accepted it in the end, though reluctantly and even helped Percy to escape Hoover Dam without Annabeth's knowledge in the The Titans Curse.
Gods and Goddesses
Dionysus often got Annabeth's name wrong, and seemed to care very little for her, despite being her camp director.
Annabeth respects Artemis, and one point Annabeth had considered joining the hunt but decided against it, because she didn't want to swear off boys forever. Artemis does not seem to hold ill will to her from this choice, however. In the Demigod Files, Annabeth is asked who the wisest god/goddess is apart from her mom and she states, "I've always admired Artemis, too... She spends more time in the mortal world than most gods, too, so she understands what's going on. She doesn't understand guys, though. I guess nobody's perfect."
Annabeth hasn't spoken to Poseidon directly, but unlike Athena, Poseidon has not shown any ill will to his son's relationship with her. In fact, he may even support it considering her and Percy's third kiss was in his domain.
Annabeth has a terrible relationship with Hera. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, she helps Annabeth and her companions in their quest many times. However, at the end of the book Annabeth accuses her of wanting perfect families and not caring about their 'imperfect' family members. This enrages Hera who curses her after this, sending "intestinally challenged cows" after her. She tries to injure Annabeth with her statue at Olympus though ends up trapping her stepdaughter Thalia. In The Lost Hero, Annabeth does not seem to care if Hera is killed or imprisoned forever; she believes that it is a favor for them and that Hera is getting what she deserves (and this resentment towards Hera may have increased from the "gamble" Hera made by sending Percy to the other camp, with possibly no memory of her whatsoever).
Annabeth was very close to joining the Hunters when she was a kid. This is known when Grover finds a brochure about the Hunt in her backpack, and Thalia states: "Annabeth wanted to join the Hunters. Maybe you should think about why." Another possible hint was when Percy and Annabeth were dancing in the military school, they are talking about her problems of moving to San Francisco. She says, "It's more serious than that. Percy I...I should probably tell you something." This could possibly mean that she was going to join the hunt to escape monsters and her problems. But in the end, she decides against it, and in her interview in The Demigod Files, when asked about what other god she thought on the Olympian council was wise, she begins talking about Artemis. She says, "She doesn't understand guys, though. I guess nobody's perfect."
- Main article: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Annabeth is portrayed by Alexandra Daddario. Unlike the books, Annabeth has brown hair instead of blonde and blue eyes instead of gray.
In the film, Annabeth is seen at Camp Half-Blood after Percy's battle with the Minotaur, fighting several campers at once and beating them all during a camp tradition of Capture the Flag. She later takes on Percy during a game of Capture the Flag and very easily defeats him, until he goes to the water (the camp stream) to heal himself, which he then proceeds to fight her more forcefully and successfully disarms her. Later, Annabeth decides to go on the quest with Percy and Grover.
During the quest, Medusa specifically wants to kill her because her mother, Athena, cursed her. Grover saves Annabeth while Percy distracts Medusa; she drives the car that knocks Medusa to the ground to give Percy time to escape and behead her with his celestial bronze sword, Riptide. Then, after securing Medusa's head for potential further use, Percy and Annabeth have a conversation by a motel pool the night before assaulting the replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee.
They discuss their parents and the conversation seems to be heading towards even more personal subjects, but Grover interrupts them. Annabeth heads to the Underworld with Percy and Grover, then to Mount Olympus where she sees Luke's betrayal for herself. On Olympus, Annabeth meets her mother for the first time. It is assumed that this was one of her lifelong wishes. She is a formidable fighter and shows her book counterpart's ability to react to events that happened in Greek mythology, such as warning Percy about the Hydra in the fight in Nashville (which was in the guise of the replica Parthenon's janitors) and the story of Hercules and Hermes going to the Underworld.
- Main article: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Alexandra Daddario reprises her role as Annabeth Chase (also played by Alisha Newton in a flashback) in The Lightning Thief's 2013 sequel Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. The actress had chosen to dye her hair blonde for the role due to the demands of the fans and the desire to be loyal to the original book series.
The film opens with a flashback following young Annabeth, Grover, Luke, and their friend Thalia Grace running towards Camp Half-Blood while being pursued by monsters. The group halts to a panicked stop when a tree falls on Grover, trapping his leg underneath. Thalia sacrifices herself for the protection of her friends as she meets her demise by holding off the monsters. Young Annabeth and her friends witness Thalia's growth into a tree and the creation of the invisible borders around the camp created by Zeus.
Cutting to a new scene set present day, Annabeth is cheering on Percy Jackson in his competition against Clarisse La Rue. Percy almost reaches his objective and wins the tournament when he spots another fellow camper in need of help and Annabeth watches as his fatal flaw takes over and he chooses helping out a friend over winning. She and Grover, who had been betting on Percy, rush over to help Percy when he is knocked out. Following his defeat, Clarisse brags about her performance and calls Percy's last quest a stroke of luck. Annabeth and Grover defend him against her taunts and attempt to console him afterwards when he begins to doubt himself. Mr. Dionysus, the god of wine and camp director, and Chiron investigate into the case of a Cyclops somehow making its way through the Camp barriers who is revealed to be Tyson, Percy's half-brother. Upon this discovery, Annabeth treats Tyson with immediate dislike and apprehension.
The campers tease Percy and Tyson, with Annabeth sitting nearby with the Athena campers, when the camp is attacked by a Colchis Bull. Annabeth tag teams with Percy, ordering him to distract the bull while she stabs it. The plan quickly falls apart when it does minimal damage and Annabeth flees the scene. Percy finally defeats the monster with the help of Grover, Annabeth, and Clarisse. Luke Castellan confronts Percy who tries to persuade Percy to align with him. Percy declines the offer and Luke disappears. Meeting with the rest of the camp at Thalia's tree, they declare that Thalia's Tree has been poisoned. Annabeth questions who would do such a thing when Percy announces it was Luke's plan to poison the tree. Annabeth, relieved by her friends appearance and confirmed safety, runs up and hugs him while the campers realize that with Thalia's Tree poisoned it has left the camp and its campers vulnerable to future attacks. Questioning a prophecy that Luke had mentioned earlier in their meeting, Percy visits the Oracle for answers while Annabeth proposes a quest to Mr. D to search for The Golden Fleece, the only object capable of restoring Thalia's Tree. Dionysus originally shoots down the quest idea but announces it later that night, appointing Clarisse to lead it much to Annabeth's dismay and annoyance.
Grover and Annabeth are convinced by Percy to head out and look for the Fleece. The group is accompanied by Tyson despite Annabeth's protests. Realizing that Tyson's eye would be a problem for the group, she sprays Mist on him in order to create the illusion that he has two eyes instead of one. Hailing the Taxi of Damnation, the four of them are ejected from the cab in Washington DC, but not before Percy receives the coordinates for the Sea of Monsters by threatening them with their one eye.
Grover is kidnapped by Chris Rodriguez and friends although Annabeth, Percy, and Tyson attempt to foil the attack and get him back. With Grover gone, the three of them are dejected before Annabeth leads them to Hermes who offers them a thermos that releases the wind from the four corners of the Earth and a magical box sealer that can make anything disappear when taped around any border. George and Martha, two snakes on Hermes staff, give the trio information about Luke's whereabouts, including that he's currently settled on the Princess Andromeda. Tyson asks Poseidon for assistance across the water to get to Luke's yacht and is answered by the arrival of a hippocampus. Percy hesitates, disappointed with his own lack of response from Poseidon whenever he attempts to communicate with him. Annabeth encourages Percy to get on the hippocampi and he does, the two sharing a smile as she glides her hand through the water and looks back at him.
Annabeth is captured along with Percy and Tyson when they find their way onto the yacht where they find out about Luke's plan to resurrect Kronos and destroy Olympus. Annabeth voices Luke about her disappointment in him and his plans to destroy the gods after what Thalia had sacrificed for them. Luke's anger is mutual, not being able to understand why Annabeth would be siding with the gods. The three of them are held in the brig where Annabeth becomes suspicious of Tyson's involvement in their capture. Percy watches as Annabeth holds a piece of Thalia's Tree in her hand and looks over it worriedly. Percy frees them using the magical box sealer by putting the tape over the cell door, retrieved by Annabeth who snatched the bag as Percy manipulated the strength of the waves to knock it over and towards her. The group fights through Luke's men and a manticore to a boat where Annabeth uncaps the thermos to aid in their getaway.
Percy lets Tyson take over driving the boat with the thermos while he sits on the end with Annabeth. She admits that she wouldn't have let Tyson do it if she were Percy. Percy asks her why she hates Tyson so much and Annabeth reveals that it was a Cyclops that had killed Thalia and she hasn't been able to trust one ever since then. The boat is then consumed by Charybdis after Tyson loses the thermos and they discover that Clarisse and her crew has already been sucked in on their travels. Clarisse and Percy work together to concoct a plan to escape the monsters stomach, Annabeth and Tyson wishing Percy luck. The group escapes the monster and they arrive at Circle Island, Polyphemus's lair.
Annabeth helps defeat Polyphemus and is surprised by Luke's arrival who demands the fleece from the group. Luke fires a crossbow at Percy who refused to hand over the fleece but it is Tyson who purposely takes the shot for Percy and falls down to the water below. Following Tyson's death, the four are tied up to posts as they watch Luke use the fleece to begin reviving Kronos. Percy, feeling the situation is hopeless, gives up before Annabeth gives him a pep talk and tells him to create his own destiny instead of thinking about what the Oracle prophesied. Percy uncaps Riptide in order to untie Grover from his post and Percy runs off to fight Luke as the rest of them are left to fight Luke's men.
Distracted by Tyson's reappearance, who explains that since he is a descendant from Poseidon the water healed his wounds, the fleece resurrects Kronos and the five of them work together to defeat him. Luke and Grover are captured by Kronos and swallowed, emitting a shocked reaction from Annabeth and Clarisse. Percy, remembering the lines from the prophecy ('cursed blade shall reap'), uses Riptide to slay the Titan and the others erupt in cheers over the victory. Luke and Grover were then spit out by Kronos during his defeat, Luke falling into Polyphemus's lair. Annabeth, happy about the demise of the Titan, is stabbed from the back by the Manticore who is later killed by Grover and Clarisse. Percy holds Annabeth in his arms as her friends look over her body in tears as she dies but is later brought back when Percy wraps her in the Fleece.
Returning to Camp Half-Blood, Percy and his friends watch as Clarisse is given the honors to return the Fleece to Thalia's Tree and regain the tree's strength and the borders. All is well around the camp, with the campers celebrating their victory, until Grover runs up to Percy during a meal and warns him about something big happening. Percy, worried for Annabeth's safety since she was on duty, runs to the Thalia's Tree and is told by Annabeth that the Fleece had worked "too well". They inspect the tree and watch as Thalia regains her human form and is awaken. Confused, Thalia introduces herself as the daughter of Zeus. The movie ends with a voiceover from Percy talking about how Thalia's relation to one of the Big Three could change everything since he might not be the hero talked about in the prophecy.
Annabeth is one of the main characters in the video game. Her attacks are mostly accurate Physical attacks. She also has a move that greatly increases Teamwork. She has no resistance or vulnerability to any type of moves.
|Ability Name||Effects||Ability Cost|
|Tactical Strike||Light Physical attack that boosts Teamwork.||4|
|Invisibility Cap||Invisibility for one ally. Increases Teamwork.||3|
|Flaming Sword||Accurate Fire attack against one enemy.||4|
|Careful Jab||Unavoidable Physical damage against an enemy.||5|
|Chink in the Armor||Penetrating Physical attack against a single enemy.||5|
|Flat of the Blade||Physical damage and Stun against a single enemy.||6|
|Explosive Slash||Fire damage against a single enemy, with Splash Damage.||6|
|Inspired Gambit||Major Teamwork increase.||3|
|Attack on the Move||Light Physical attack against all enemies.||6|
|Expose Weakness||Weak vs Physical against a single enemy.||3|
|Greek Tar||Weak vs Fire and Slow against a single enemy.||4|
|Sneaky Assault||Very accurate Physical attack against a single enemy.||4|
|All-out Attack||Three quick Physical attack against a single enemy.||8|
|Superior Concealment||Invisibility for all allies. Increases Teamwork.||6|
Annabeth is a variant of the Hebrew name, Anna, as the name means "God has favored me" as this could possibly been seen as Athena, her mother, very much favors her daughter, seeing her as the pride and joy of her children. Her name may also be a part of Athena's name. The second syllable of her name, Beth, is a common shortened form of another Hebrew name, Elizabeth, which means "my God is an oath" or perhaps "my God is abundance". Beth can also be a nickname for Bethany, a female name first used as a the name of a town in the Christian Bible, which is believed to mean "house of figs".
Chase is a Middle English surname, the occupational name for a hunter. In Middle English, the word "chase" means "hunt."
- Annabeth is the first child of Athena to uncover the mysteries of the Mark of Athena and solve it.
- Although Annabeth is said to have a streak of gray in her hair as of The Titan's Curse due to the pressure of holding up the sky, by The Mark of Athena, she and Percy lost it already.
- Unlike most demigods, Annabeth fights better with a knife than with a sword.
- Her first name, 'Annabeth' is an anagram of 'Athena' with a few extra letters which are N and B.
- Annabeth and Percy's partnership mirrors the creation of the chariot - Athena made the body of the chariot, and Poseidon created the horse as a creature to supply the muscle to make it move. Likewise, Annabeth is usually the one who comes up with the plan, and Percy is the one who supplies the strength to make it work, even though sometimes this is reversed.
- Annabeth's magical Yankees cap lost its power when she had argued with her mother prior to the events of The Mark of Athena, which caused her to be a little irritated at herself because she brought it on her voyage on the Argo II.
- Annabeth is extremely touchy about people messing with her stuff. Percy made a joke that she has her knife reserved for two uses: monsters, and people who touch her things.
- She is the only one of the three main protagonists from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series to be seen in The Lost Hero, with Percy missing and Grover Underwood out searching for him.
- Annabeth is the only character to appear in every book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus series to date, however she only appeared in The Son of Neptune in a dream using Grover's Empathy Link.
- Annabeth is the only person Percy remembers when Hera wiped his memories.
- Annabeth has been asked to leave Camp Half-Blood more than anyone else in the series:
- She is one of the only people in camp who secretly carries a cellphone.
- She is the first child of Athena noted for having a romantic relationship with a child of Poseidon.
- Annabeth's birthday is July 12th, making her almost a month older than Percy.
- When Rick Riordan originally told the story of Percy Jackson to his son Haley Riordan, Annabeth had brown hair.
- Magnus Chase, the protagonist of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, shares her last name. Rick Riordan has said this is not a coincidence.
- Because she came to camp at age 7, she would have 9 or 10 beads on her camp necklace.