129 Votes in Poll
I am rating the names based on their meanings. This is purely for fun and to see some of the meanings. I have no idea if Rick picked the names because of their meaning or because he simply liked them.
4/10 I don't think this suits him as much, reminds me more of a child of Apollo.
Piper (Pipe Player)
Mclean (Servant of John)
2/10 The first might be ok, but the last one no so much
7/10 I think these really suit the later Leo at the end of this series but you might disagree.
Hazel (Hazel tree)
2/10 I don't think either of these go great with her.
Frank (Free one)
Zhang (Stretch open a bow)
9/10 I personally think these two are great, especially the last one
Octavian (Born eighth)
1/10 I couldn't find his last name but I still wanted to include him.
Arellano (the farm or estate of Aurelius)
9/10 The first two are the best so far but the last part is a little weird.
10/10 I think this is really good for his relationship with Nico (I have not read ToA so I could be wrong)
8/10 I think this is pretty good, you don't see too much of him in HoO so I don't know a lot about him
Hedge (Lived by a hedge)
6/10 I have no idea, pretty good I guess
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Probably will do another later with the other series but for now, that's all. If there are any I missed put them in the comments and I'll add them to the list. if there are any disagreements about the ratings go ahead and comment them below but be respectful. This was just for fun.
This was requested so I thought I'd do it. I also enjoyed making the other one so why not?
Brief intro to the Lantern Corps
The Lantern Corps
The Lantern Corps are organizations that are used to channel the energy field that is fueled by the emotions of any living thing (the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum.) The Green Lantern Corps was originally the only one, but it has since grown to include the Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Indigo, and Violet Lantern Corps, along with the Black, White, and Ultraviolet Lantern Corps (but I'm only going to be focussing on the main seven for this segment.)
Green Lantern Corps
Green Lanterns are selected by the strength of their willpower and given a power ring that creates anything made out of energy controlled by will. They are essentially space cops. They patrol parts of the universe and act as peacekeepers. The green light can only be controlled by one who has an indomitable will that can overcome great fear.
Red Lantern Corps
Their power rings channel the emotion "rage," and the Red Lanterns are chosen from the angriest sentients in the universe. They mostly function as supervillains, sometimes anti-heroes throughout much of the DC Universe. A person who has felt great rage is able to tap into the red light.
Orange Lantern Corps
Their power rings channel the emotion "avarice," also known as "greed." The Orange Lanterns are an overwhelming force of evil that is twisted further by the power of a ring that always wants more. It is capable of being harnessed by those whose greed knows no bounds.
Yellow Lantern Corps (The Sinestro Corps)
The Sinestro Corps, also called Yellow Lanterns Corps, is one of several villainous groups found in the Lantern Corps, they utilize the power of fear to enforce their own version of "justice" across the universe, A being capable of instilling great fear in others is capable of wielding this power.
Blue Lantern Corps
The Blue Lantern Power Rings are fueled by the emotion of hope. While an entirely separate corps, the Blue Lanterns are meant to aid other kindhearted wielders of the emotional spectrum rather than replace them. The blue light is capable of being wielded by a being who can bring hope for the future to others. The blue light is one of the most powerful of the spectrum (white light is the most powerful), but it is also the most difficult to wield and understand.
The Indigo Tribe
Their power rings channel the emotion "compassion," and the Indigos are chosen from among the universe's worst killers and sadists to rehabilitate them. The Indigo Light can be wielded by one with great compassion for other beings.
Violet Lantern Corps
This primarily female corps uses the violet light of love, and while they are occasional allies of the Green Lantern Corps, they are primarily driven by their own agenda. Those who are capable of great love, who have lost loved ones, or been rejected are capable of wielding the violet light.
Now the characters (I'm only doing the main ones btw)
This guy was either a Green or Red Lantern. Green because he was said to have had an extremely strong will worthy of a hero. Like, he was able to hold the weight of the sky and fight Thalia head-on despite her Aegis shield. In The Last Olympian, he even fought Kronos himself for the control of his body.
Red could also work for him since it seemed to have been the thing to drive him, especially when he was trying to resurrect Kronos. Luke became crueller and more callous than ever, even willing to send Percy to his certain death into Tartarus.
It could go either way for him, but I'm going to have to settle for Green for his overall character.
Orange Lantern for sure. Octavian was known for being power-hungry and was willing to go to extreme lengths to pursue his goal with complete disregard for others. Orange Lanterns are plagued with an unending hunger, that can never be satisfied. Orange Lanterns also are known for their twisted ways. Without a doubt. Octavian is an Oragne Lantern.
Ethan was a Green Lantern. He was brave and was heavily driven by his goals. He followed his goals and tried to achieve them the best way he could, even if it means betraying those he previously allied with. This could also make him an Orange Lantern, but I think his willpower is stronger than his greed since it was his will that drove him to do the things he did.
I'm not doing Gaea because she has the personality of a wet sock.
You read the title right
Okay, so a lot of people hate Octavian, they call him "the worst" and that he's so evil. Well, while that is slightly true, it really isn't. Let's take a look at why people hate Octavian so much
He blackmailed Hazel
Okay, this one is probably the least justifiable. It was selfish of him to do so. Of course, many people pull the strings to get elected, sometimes in a bad way, but this one was pretty bad.
He killed the centurion
This is also one of the worse, least justifiable ones. He killed a centurion just out of bitterness. This is probably the worst thing he's ever done
He tried to destroy CHB
Come on. Octavian was at war. He did what he thought was the best for the Romans. Also, generals always kill people in war. That's just how war is. Octavian truly thought the Greeks were evil. He was trying to defend his home.
And can you blame the Romans (Octavian) for hating the Greeks? Let me give you a quick mythological history lesson.
So basically, The Trojan War. I won't get deep into it, since I've talked about it in other posts. But basically, there was this big war. Troy got sacked by Greek warriors. Hundreds were killed, including innocent men, women, and children, even babies, who did nothing wrong. Aeneas, one of the Trojans, gathered up a bunch of people, and they fled to Italy. Aeneas's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren Romulus and Remus, later established Rome. Which is why many of the Romans hated the Greeks. Can you blame them? The Greeks must've looked like savage, slaughtering monster demons to them, which isn't far from the truth. They probably had nightmares about Greek soldiers invading their houses when they slept and murdering them, which is what happened to Troy. Octavian wanting to get revenge on The Greeks, is at least somewhat justifiable, and the hate he gets is ridiculous.
Yes, he's evil. But why does no one hate Kronos as much??? Octavian only directly killed one person, with evil intentions, as much as we know of. Kronos, on the other hand... even every other villain... They're far worse.
I understand that Octavian is somewhat evil, but he is very Over Hated. And yes, he is quite a bad book character, but still. He does have some depth, and as a book character, he's not nearly as bad as say, Gaea.
Thank you for reading
I don't agree with Octavian getting shot out of the cannon he did not deserve that.
HE DESEVED WORSE
He should have been tortured by Hades, then dragged into Tartarus then tortured again. Then (In honor of all those stuffed animals he killed) he would get stabbed to death. but the way he would get stabbed would be slowly and painfully.
Is this too violent?
People say stuff like "LeO iS sO mEaN hE cAlLeS GirLs MaMaCiTaS" STOP. "mamacita" is a flirt. not an insult. jeez. also he does not insult people he just tells jokes. there is a big difference between insults and jokes ,plus every book needs a character that's silly/ funny also if we did not have Leo where would Leo Valdiva be? Exactly. we would not have Leo Valdiva. AND I NEED MY LEO VALDIVA. anyway, i can see why people dislike Leo but there is no character that is perfect. and i hate it when people are like "Oh i HaTe LeO" its ok to dislike a character and have opinions. but Hate is a very strong word. I dislike piper but i don't hate her. the only character we should Hate is Octavian, he deserves to be hated oh and Kronos , Hera and those gods and crap.
I don't like it when people say "I HATE LEO" or "I HATE PIPER" sure ya know some character's could use more character development but you have to remember who wrote this book? Rick Riordan. whos Rick Riordan? and awesome writer. and if you really hate a character or a book , write your own book. when ever you are reading a book that you did not write or something ya have remember that its not your book. Everyone is gonna have a different opinion and you have to respect that. my point is, I love Leo, Rick Riordan's books, and all the characters in Rick's books. (Except Octavian but ya know, you got to have a bad guy/ annoying bish.) this is just my opinion. don't kill me.
I’m rereading HoO because I hated it the first time and that was years ago and I love our stabby augur.
But he was literally just evil because Rick needed an evil mortal, I think. He’s not even actually evil, just perceived as such from the 7’s POV. I’m certain that many of the legionnaires agreed with Octavian, because he’s not wrong about the Greeks being a threat if they truly wanted to be.
I mean, Leo was with Octavian when he suddenly fired on New Rome. To Octavian, Leo just suddenly decided to fire weapons upon a city with children and families. As power hungry as he is, I’m positive Octavian cares about his home and would fight to protect it, glory or not.
Pontifex Maximus is overkill. Hiring monsters and buying triumvirate weapons is overkill. But Octavian is Roman, descended from Augustus Caesar. If he wasn’t overkill, he’d be Greek.
He murdered Gaea and nobody recognizes it. Leo didn’t do anything but fake his dam death.
Okay... so I get that everyone hates him... he's arguably one of the most hated characters of the series (next to Hera,) but I have a different opinion of him.
So, I don't like Octavian. He's really stuck up and rude. He is a jerk to a lot of my favorite characters and he was responsible for the war (in my opinion)
I hate Octavian, like most of you.
I like the fact that he exists in the Riordanverse
Hear me out before you start yelling at me!
Most of the characters except for the villains have redeeming qualities. Most of the characters are likeable.
Even Luke redeemed himself (for some people) and he was a major antagonist.
I like that Octavian isn't a main antagonist (more like a minor one or a foil) but he's not likeable, has no redeeming qualities, and an actual personality. He's a good character, but not a good person.
I applaud Rick on making this character.
Just to be clear, I like the fact that Octavian exists as a character, but I don't like his personality. I don't like him as a person.
Does anyone agree with me?
Hi everyone! So I don’t have a ton of unpopular opinions, but I wanted to share the few I do have.
Octavian and Zeus aren’t as bad as people say they are. (That’s kinda 2, but whatev.)
I don’t really like Frank or Hazel. (Once again, 2.)
I really like Athena and Artemis (Not sure if that’s unpopular. And, of course, there’s 2 here.)
Welp! That’s all! Have a good day/night!
RIP Bianca di Angelo, daughter of Hades, Hunter of Artemis
RIP Zoe Nightshade, former Hesperide, daughter of Atlas, Hunter of Artemis
RIP Charles Beckendorf, son of Hephaestus
RIP, Silena Beauregard, daughter of Aphrodite
RIP Luke Castellan, son of Hermes
RIP Ethan Nakamura, son of Nemesis
RIP Jason Grace, son of Jupiter, member of the Fifth Cohort, Hero of Olympus
RIP Octavian, auger, legacy of Apollo
RIP Bob and Small Bob, Titan and Cat
Pls lmk ur headcanons on this lmao