Does anyone else ship jack and riptide?
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I know this post can get deleted or something but I'm really excited to share these videos from YouTube.. this guy made kinda-Aegis and kinda-Riptide but AEGIS and RIPTIDE!
In The House Of Hades, Annabeth needed Riptide to write on that napkin to send a note to Rachel, which she sent to Reyna, which made Reyna go to Europe, find the seven, and take the Athena Parthenos to CHB. If that didn't happen, the gods wouldn't have healed, The Seven would've died in Athens, and the giants would've won, meaning Gaea would rise
So if it weren't for Riptide turning into a pen, they would've all lost. Gaea would've won.
Also, there are the countless times Percy would've died without her
Okay. So I got this idea when I was reading House of Hades for the I-don't-know-because-I-love-Uncle-Rick's-books-so-much-th time, and when Annabeth mentions the words 'blade from Athena herself', and that got me thinking. Was there an actual blade from Athena in Greek mythology? The first thing I could think of was actually the legend of Perseus.
In Greek Heroes, it said that Athena appeared to Perseus when he had uncovered the sword and shield. Later, when Perseus had defeated Medusa, he gave his magical items to Hermes. It can be assumed that is sword was celestial bronze, as she was able to kill Medusa with it, and celestial bronze is magical. Therefore, Hermes had retrieved Perseus' sword.
We know that Hercules is a descendant of Perseus, and it is mention in Greek Heroes. We also know that Hercules also possessed Anaklusmos, -which is a celestial bronze blade- as Zoë Nightshade have it to him. And we also know that there are no coincidences when it comes to demigods. It can be assumed that gods, or Hera at the very least, visit the Garden of the Hesperides because of the golden apple tree. As mentioned before, Hermes had Perseus' sword, which means it was on Olympus. If a god was visiting the Garden, it isn't unlikely that Perseus' sword was dropped and recovered by Zoë. But this is only part of my theory, but let it be said that Riptide was indeed Perseus' sword.
Now here's where it gets interesting. We know that there are no such things as coincidences, as stated earlier. And the fact that both Perseus and Hercules wielded the same sword is more than questionable unless Anaklusmos has a secret. That only those with it's first wielder's blood can wield it, and is attracted to those who do have Perseus' blood. (Yes, I know that Chiron also had Riptide for some time, but his father was Kronos, who was also Zeus' father, who was Perseus' father.)
So, what if Percy was one of Perseus' descendants? If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. The demigod heritage in Sally's blood likely helped her see through the Mist, and might've even helped attract Poseidon. Sally's heritage could've even had her subconsciously name Percy Perseus, and not just because he had a happy ending.
What do you think?
Does anyone else get bugged with how good Percy is with weapons compared to people like Reyna, Annabeth, and Jason who have been practicing considerably longer than him? I know he's like the main character but still...
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So, I noticed @RuxALT has been telling facts that NO-ONE ever knew, so thank you to them, because I still don't know how I don't know that Annabeth Chase's name is Annabeth Chase.
But this next fact is a sad one. Because, Percy cannot have Riptide in New Rome. He and Annabeth want to live there together, but in SON, Terminus did not allow him to bring Riptide into New Rome when he was going to the meeting about Frank's quest. So, even when they live there, he can't bring the Sword. I know this doesn't seem very big of a deal, because there probably won't be any threats, (Of course, you never know. The Demigod world is crazy) but still, it's Percy's signature weapon. With him since The Lightning Thief. It will be kind of sad that he will not have it again when he becomes older. So, once again, Percy cannot have Riptide in New Rome.
Hey guys! I’m going to rank three random weapons based on their pros and cons. Hope you enjoy!
1.) Jack (Sumarbrander)
No Need For Skill in Combat
Can help summon the Power of Frey
”Sharpest Blade in the 9 worlds”
Can speak and understand human language (friendship)
Turns into Pendant Form (easy access)
Tracker (tracked Thor)
Can fly the wielder
Can Open Portals to Other Worlds
You feel the exhaustion afterwards
Obsessed with “lady swords” and singing
Destined to kill Frey
I was debating whether or not this should be lower since the cons are cons, like knowing that your sword will betray at Ragnarok or feeling the pain and exhaustion every time you touch him. But researching more about all of the pros, there are way more pros than cons and while the cons may be severe, the amount of stuff that Jack can do is just so much so he’s gonna have to take the top spot.
2.) Riptide (Anaklusmos)
Turns into a Pen (easy access)
Returns to Pocket
Can actually be used as a pen
Good for Close Combat
“Cursed Blade” (Long Bad History)
Can’t hurt mortals
Draws Power from Water
I thought about putting Riptide in third place just because it isn’t very impressive on its own especially compared to the other two weapons. But I decided to put it in second place partly because I really love that we get to go on this journey with Percy and that Riptide is always there. Also, upon further research, Riptide doesn’t have many cons as well and there were more pros than I initially thought. Anyways, the fact that it has been with Percy for so long was just enough to edge into second place. The situationals are also there since if you aren’t a child of Poseidon or have any connection to water, you may have a harder time wielding the sword. And if the offenders are mortals, you basically have no self defense.
Can Turn into a Sword
Can Turn into a Javelin
Can Turn into a Coin (easy access)
Not durable (?)
I wanted to put this in second place because of the fact that you get two weapons in one. But a deal-breaker was definitely that we barely got to see any of it before it got destroyed. I think it was his personal weapon for a long time so it isn’t not durable, it’s just it gets destroyed within the first book that we see it with.
That’s all for the rankings, if you were to rank them, what order would you give them and why?
Also here is a little rant I have
Honestly it kinda sucks that when I first open this wiki, I see posts that criticize so many different characters and even Rick sometimes. I got into the books because I wanted to go into this fun and cool world where we could go on quests and gods and goddesses were alive. Now we’re hating/ criticizing or whatever you want to call it left and right and I get that it’s cool that we have grown and can have different opinions. It’s just kinda sad. I wish that it could be about the magic the books gave us again and not about how “horrible” Rick is at writing. That’s the end of my rant.
Have a good day/night! Also tell me if you want a part 2. 💖