So I really like Rachel as a character but I lot of people on this fandom hate her and I really disagree with that so I thought I should make a rant post looking at some of the main reason that people hate her.
She manipulated Percy:
So I don't really get this one. I mean all she did is crush on Percy and kiss him once. (Just so you know a lot of these are about Percy x Rachel).
She was aware that Annabeth liked Percy but still kissed him:
Okay so this one I have a lot to say about. So people get mad at Rachel for that but no one gets mad at Annabeth for that. You could say the same thing about her. She was well aware that Rachel liked Percy and she still kissed him. Also what gave Annabeth a chance with Percy and not Rachel. I mean Percy and Annabeth were not even dating then.
She only left Percy for oracle requirements:
So what if she did, she liked Percy and wanted to date him. What is wrong with that?
She tried to make Percy kiss her:
This is another so what for me. If you really liked someone you would probably want them to kiss you.
She got in the way of Percabeth:
So first of all when she liked Percy and when he kissed him Percy and Annabeth were not even dating. Also some people say that if Rachel had not gotten in the way Percy and Annabeth might have gotten together sooner. They might have but I think that if they had gotten together before the battle of Manhattan they would not have had such a good relationship because the battle brought them a lot closer, and the underwater kiss is just so iconic.
(Just so you all know I love Percabeth and I don't ship Perachel but I just think it is really stupid for people to hate Rachel because of who she liked).
If you hate Rachel for a reason that I didn't put in here please put it in the comments.