0000031 (by Melissa Lunar)
I’m starting to think Percy wasn’t arrogant necessarily in Mark of Athena, but more…desperate to have control over what’s going on in his life. Now hear me out.
I’m not saying that Percy is suddenly power hungry, that is not what I’m saying at all. When I say control, I mean control over himself…
Gi just shut up and go write a book already. I’m always amazed by how thoroughly you analyze books and the ideas you get from them and the conclusions you come to. You’re an English teacher’s gift straight from God.
This is making me wonder. I mean, it wouldn’t explain how Percy was behaving in Son of Sobek, but, personally, I think that was just Rick being careless. Too many other things I didn’t like for it to be on purpose.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about a scene I want to happen in House of Hades. One where Percy finally breaks and spills everything to someone. I think (actually, it’s more that I hope, really, since I’m not sure what Rick will do) that Percy is going to become very, very open with Annabeth. With everything. His anger, his sorrow, his loneliness, his desperation, everything. All the ugly and all the beautiful. And the same goes for Annabeth.
I really like your take on this. It makes Percy seem so much more human and more himself. Honestly, I wish Rick would wake up and realize that his fans aren’t 9 year old kids anymore. This doesn’t mean I want him to include more descriptive romantic scenes or sex (but, hey, who doesn’t want some percabeth smexy times :D?), but I want him to add more depth to the characters. If he were to show what you’re bringing up more in Percy’s character, I would love that. It’s a great character development.
Anyway. Just wanted to let you know that I really really liked your idea about this.
Back to the books though haha Yeah, Son of Sobek, I have decided to just forget about and move on from because it makes me angry just to think about. I absolutely agree that we need a scene where Percy finally opens up to someone, particularly Annabeth since she’s the person he trusts the most
and is the only choice considering they’re in Tartarus.
We’ve glimpsed many of Percy’s sides throughout the books but vulnerability was never a major one at any point yet, so I think its about time Percy’s character development went as far as revealing that side he keeps mostly hidden, the “darker side”. He is just…such a complex and beautifully written character, with so much emotionally pent up frustration and pain and fear and rage (definitely rage) that makes him so human. In the first series this wasn’t ever really focused on, but now in the Heroes of Olympus we’re starting to see the cracks that have always been there and have widened as time went on and its becoming more apparent that Percy’s control over himself and his emotions is slipping fast. I feel like if he doesn’t release some of that pressure he’s trying to bottle up soon, it’s going to destroy him.
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boys boys please continue