Hi! There are few characters that I have seen lately that were either being shown in a bad light when they are a great character imo, and ones that I just never see talked about who I think deserve more. This is a post to appreciate those characters (in no particular order).
In Lavinia’s case, I don’t see many people talk about her at all, and I think she is a great character. When Apollo and Meg first met her, she was described as tall and her legs wobbled, and she seemed inexperienced. She helped Meg and Apollo with things at Camp Jupiter. Then, at Tarquin’s tomb she saw one of her best friends was turned into a zombie, and was forced to shoot him, putting the mission before herself. While the rest of CJ wasn’t so welcoming towards Lester she was nice to him. She was never happy at CJ, and because of that she left. But she came back, and played a vital role in stopping the emperor. Her character development was great as well: when Apollo and Meg first met her, she was described as tall and her legs wobbled, and she seemed inexperienced. Throughout the book, she gets better with her manibalista, and was a lot more experienced. Also, she is LGBTQ+ representation.
Ethan is one of my favourite characters. Mostly, I see people either saying he was bad or just not acknowledging him. To me, Ethan was one of the most interesting characters in the series. Ethan understood that there was no good or bad side in the war at the beginning; something which Percy and Luke didn’t really seem to realise until later in the series. Before everything spiralled into chaos, Ethan was stuck in the Hermes cabin, feeling alone and like a nobody. He wanted to be recognised, and he wanted balance, as shown when he traded his left eye to his mother in return for the promise that balance would be restored. Finally, one day Ethan got the opportunity to be recognised and remembered, and was promised to receive ‘rewards beyond measure.’ However, later, once he realises the chaos and destruction Kronos was creating, he changed his mind, and sacrificed himself. He had an excellent understanding of morals, one I don’t see acknowledged enough.
Meg is a character I usually see hated on. However, I think she is one of the best characters in ToA. Meg was very close to her father, then he died in a fire, and she had to live with the abusive, manipulative man who started the fire that not only killed her dad, but also burned down the place she used to live in. Even though she already endured all that trauma before she turned 12, she still went with Lester his whole journey and stayed by his side the whole time, even going back to the place where her father’s death occurred with him. She can be annoying at times, but she was a 13 year old girl whose only real parent figure died when she was young. Overall, she has done so many more great things than she gets credit for imo.
I don’t see people talk about Samirah that much, so I will be talking about her here (I’m not going to call her Sam because Samirah is so much nicer imo). She has stayed by Magnus’ side and helped him through so many quests. She brought Magnus to Valhalla at her expense, and if she didn’t who knows where Magnus would be. She went through a lot of pain and endured a lot of bullying, and yet still stayed strong. She is a good representation for the people going through what she did.
Thanks for reading! Sorry Samirah’s was so short, my memory of MC isn’t great. Thoughts?