|“||I’m going to build the greatest monument to the gods, ever. Something that’ll last a thousand years.||”|
–Annabeth telling Percy about her dream in, The Lightning Thief.
Frederick Chase met Athena, the goddess of wisdom, battle, and handicrafts, while he was studying History at Harvard. She helped him get through his studies; consequently, they fell in love. Shortly after, in 1993 on July 12, Athena sent him their daughter, a girl named Annabeth, as a gift. She was considered a "brainchild" like all other children of Athena, which means that they were born from the thoughts of the goddess.
Annabeth appeared on Frederick's doorstep in a golden cradle carried down from Olympus by Zephyros, the West Wind. However, her father asked her mother to take her back to Olympus and raise her there, as he didn't see Annabeth as a gift the way Athena did because he didn't know their relationship would result in a child and wasn't prepared to take care of her. However, Athena refused and told Frederick that heroes were supposed to be raised by their mortal parents and not their godly ones. In the end, he had no choice but to reluctantly take Annabeth in and care for her as well as he could.
Annabeth took the last name of her father. When she was five, her father got married and had two sons with her stepmother, the twins Matthew and Bobby. Since she was a demigod, Annabeth was a target for monsters, which caused constant fighting between her and her parents, who felt that she was constantly putting everyone in danger.
As revealed in The Sword of Summer, when Annabeth was seven years old, she and her father visited her uncle Randolph at his mansion during Thanksgiving and played with her then five or six-year-old cousin Magnus, while Fredrick argued with Randolph and her aunt Natalie. This argument created a rift in the family that caused the separation between Annabeth, Magnus, Randolph, and Natalie for many years.
As revealed in The Mark of Athena, Annabeth was assaulted by a flood of spiders sent by Arachne at night for three days. Her skin was freckled with bites and cobwebs covered her eyes, mouth, and nose. She would subsequently scream for her father, who was always away for work, so her stepmother would see her. Whenever her stepmother came into her bedroom, the spiders would hide, so her stepmother thought Annabeth was making it up to scare her stepbrothers and refused to call Frederick. By the time, she got dressed each morning, the marks of the painful bites inflicted on her had already faded, leaving the cobwebs, which didn't make for a convincing proof.
As a result, Annabeth ran away from home at the young age of seven, thinking her family hated her. She then fought monsters under the guidance of her immortal mother for a few months, using only a mortal hammer.
Traveling with Thalia and Luke
A seven-year-old Annabeth was hiding under a sheet of corrugated iron in Richmond Ironworks, the same alley twelve-year-old Thalia Grace and fourteen-year-old Luke Castellan were hiding in once they escaped the house of monsters. After escaping, Thalia and Luke heard a noise coming from it and investigated the sound. After removing the sheet of iron, Annabeth ran toward Luke with her hammer and almost brained him with it, thinking he was a monster. Upon finding that Annabeth was a demigod, Luke and Thalia agreed that she could run away with them and Luke promised that he wouldn't let anything hurt her and they would become a better family than her old family, a promise he would break years later. Luke gave Annabeth a bronze knife, which he got from Halcyon Green, so she would be able to protect herself with something better than a hammer for monster slaying.
Together, they were on the run, fighting monsters and making hideouts on the East coast (woven from plants, like Native American huts) that still contain sleeping bags, blankets, ice chests, and kerosene lamps, along with Celestial Bronze javelin tips, quivers with arrows, swords, and nectar/ambrosia. They seem to have taken quite a few photos of themselves during this time, as shown in The Lost Hero. They show Luke wearing ragged makeshift leather armor over his t-shirt, enthusiastically pointing to a dark alley, Luke and Annabeth sitting at a campfire and laughing hysterically, and a photo of them together with Thalia. After visiting Luke's old house to get medical supplies for Thalia, the group met Hermes for the first time.
From that point on, Luke was never the same and began to act like he had something to prove, which the young Annabeth didn't see as a problem since Luke was her personal hero. They got into more skirmishes because of his recklessness, fighting more monsters since Luke wanted to pick a fight with each one he came across. They once ran into Zoë Nightshade and the Hunters of Artemis, who tried recruiting Thalia among their ranks, but she refused in favor of remaining with Luke and Annabeth.
Journey to Camp Half-Blood
Eventually, the trio ran into Grover Underwood, a satyr, who was in charge of taking them to Camp Half-Blood. The quartet began to travel to Camp Half-Blood but were chased by monsters sent by Hades, still furious and bitter about Zeus having once murdered his beloved Maria di Angelo for having children, hoping to kill Thalia. Furthermore, Grover took some wrong turns on the way and led them into an abandoned mansion, which was a Cyclops lair. The Cyclopes separated them, using a loved one's voice to lure each person into a trap. Everyone but Annabeth got captured. After wandering around, she found where the Cyclops was keeping Thalia, Luke, and Grover, who were hanging over a pot. The Cyclops tried to lure Annabeth to him by imitating her father's voice, but instead of going to the voice and getting captured as well, she stabbed him hard in the foot and untied Thalia, who then took care of everything else.
Despite their escape, the group was delayed long enough for a pack of Hellhounds and all three Furies to catch up to them. They couldn't outrun them, so Thalia decided to stay behind so Annabeth, Luke, and Grover could make it safely to Half-Blood Hill. While Thalia held back Hades' approaching army with her Aegis shield, Luke was forced to lead a crying Annabeth up Camp Half-Blood. As Thalia was dying surrounded by monsters, Zeus took pity of his daughter and turned her into a pine tree so that she wouldn't die and have to be judged by Hades.
Early Life at Camp
During the next three years, Annabeth would talk to her father via letters, as phones were too dangerous for a demigod. He would occasionally ask her to return home, but she always refused. Her father then sent her his Harvard college ring, in hopes that she would remember him by it and be convinced to come home.
Annabeth was ten years old when she heard the Great Prophecy. She had constant nightmares about it because Chiron told her that she would have a part to play. Every time a new camper came to Camp Half-Blood, she wondered if they were "the one," even if none of them were children of the Big Three. Shortly afterward, Annabeth returned home at her father's request, but promptly called Chiron and returned to Camp Half-Blood before the end of the winter holidays since monsters continued attacking her and nothing had changed in her family.
In The Mark of Athena, it is mentioned that several years before Annabeth met Percy, Connor Stoll had placed a tarantula in her bunk, a prank for which she nearly killed him. At some point around this time, Grover taught Annabeth a wilderness survival course, which while she considered "silly" at the time, would come in handy to her years later.
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Annabeth first appears after Percy wakes up from his fight with the Minotaur the night before. She was nursing him back to health and quickly asked him if he knew anything about the Summer Solstice and what was stolen. However, Percy was still confused and didn't know what she was talking about. When someone knocked on the door, Annabeth filled Percy's mouth with a spoon full of pudding, and Percy fell back to sleep. Percy didn't actually learn her name until Grover took Percy to see Mr. D and Chiron called Annabeth over and asked her to make sure his bunk in Cabin 11 was ready. Instead of commenting about how cool he was like he thought, Annabeth told Percy that he drooled in his sleep before heading off to the cabin. Percy then met her out front of Cabin 11 and saw she was reading an architecture book in Greek. When Percy entered the cabin, he was asked if he was regular or undetermined, to which Annabeth answered that he was undetermined. When Luke Castellan, the cabin leader, welcomed Percy, Annabeth began to blush but hid it when Percy noticed.
Annabeth quickly dragged Percy from the cabin and began to get mad at him. She insulted herself for thinking that Percy was the one she was waiting for and explained that any other demigod would have loved the chance to fight the Minotaur. She also explained to him how monsters never really die, as they will eventually reform in Tartarus. When Percy questioned why he can't just pick a cabin, like one of the empty ones, which are Zeus' Cabin, Poseidon's Cabin, Hera's cabin, and Artemis' Cabin, she explained that the cabin depends on who the demigod's dad/mom is, and how some of them are just honorary. When Percy says that his father is dead, Annabeth says he isn't dead or Percy wouldn't be at Camp Half-Blood. When Percy tries to deny this, Annabeth correctly guesses that Percy had been kicked out of a lot of schools, moved around a lot, had dyslexia, and most likely ADHD. Before she can go on, Clarisse La Rue interrupted and Annabeth introduced her. When she tried to "initiate" Percy into the camp, Percy gave Annabeth the Minotaur's horn, but he was quickly overpowered by Clarisse. Annabeth watched through her fingers as Clarisse almost dunked his head in the bathroom toilets, but Percy controlled the water to force Clarisse out the door. Annabeth was also soaked, but she wasn't forced out. She then commented that she wanted Percy on her team for Capture the Flag. She then showed him the rest of the camp before leaving to train and saying that she would ask Chiron to allow Percy to see the Oracle, showing interest in getting her own quest and having some knowledge of a possible war among the gods.
Later when talking to Luke about people saying he was Big Three material and Annabeth calling him the one she was waiting for, Luke said that Chiron was given a prophecy by the Oracle saying that Annabeth wouldn't be ready for a quest until a certain someone arrived at camp. He also mentioned that Annabeth acted like that to every new camper. Percy saw her later at dinner with the rest of Athena's Cabin. Percy from then on took Ancient Greek with Annabeth and learned other self-defense type classes. While the cabins prepared for Capture the Flag, Annabeth and two of her siblings came in with the banner of Athena as their flag, while Clarisse and her siblings came in with the banner of Ares.
During the game, Annabeth led the blue team and used Percy as bait for Clarisse, knowing she would want revenge on him. After Percy managed to defeat Clarisse, Annabeth took off her invisibility cap to show she had been there. While Percy was annoyed at her for using him, she claimed she was about to jump in, but Percy managed to handle it on his own. When Annabeth notices the wound in his shoulder healing as he stood in the water, she quickly figures out that Percy is a son of Poseidon, but had assumed that Zeus would have been the one to break the oath. Before she can explain it to him, a hellhound attacked. Annabeth stepped in front of the monster, but it jumped over her to attack Percy. The hellhound was quickly defeated by Chiron, but not before injuring Percy. Annabeth told the others to put Percy in the water, which quickly healed his wounds, and Annabeth pointed out the symbol of Poseidon hovering above Percy's head.
Later, after Percy visits the Oracle and gets a prophecy, Chiron explains that the gods are on the brink of war because Zeus' Master Bolt had been stolen and is blaming Poseidon for it. When Grover Underwood volunteers to help in the quest, Annabeth quickly takes off her cap and volunteers as well, revealing she had heard the entire conversation. She claims that while Athena and Poseidon aren't on the best of terms, she is the best person for preventing him from messing up, calling Percy "Seaweed Brain." The next morning, Annabeth got ready for the quest by bringing her cap, her knife, and was given some supplies by the camp before leaving for New York City. Before leaving, Luke gave Percy a pair of winged shoes and gave Annabeth a goodbye hug, which almost made her pass out.
After being driven into the city by Argus, they were quickly found by the Furies while taking a bus to New Jersey. Annabeth used her cap to hide Percy from them in hopes that Percy's smell will hide her and Grover's sent. Percy snuck past them, but the Furies went after Annabeth, violently demanding to know where "it" is. Percy hit the brakes and the bus crashed due to the fighting between the demigods and the Furies. The three escaped and Annabeth wondered what the Furies wanted was, as if they were talking about Percy, they would have said he. However, being tired and without a ride, they found their way to Aunty Em's Gnome Emporium. While Percy and Grover quickly fall for Aunty Em's kindness, Annabeth becomes suspicious and soon realizes that the old woman is Medusa. Annabeth becomes extremely worried because it was her mother that turned her into a monster because she was caught kissing Poseidon in one of her temples. When Medusa (Aunty 'Em') wants to take a picture with the three, Annabeth realizes that Medusa is trying to turn them into stone so she instantly warned them to look away before turning invisible and pushing Grover and Percy down. During the fight, Annabeth convinces Percy to kill her as she knows he has the better weapon and because Medusa hates her and her mother, Athena. After Percy killed Medusa, Annabeth walked up to it and covered the head in a dark veil so they wouldn't see it's eyes. Percy then ships Medusa's Head to Mount Olympus by Hermes' delivery.
While camping in the woods, Percy figured out that Grover was the satyr that tried to get Annabeth, Thalia, and Luke back safely, but ultimately failed. The next morning, Annabeth woke Percy up and made the group breakfast, while Grover found a lost poodle that they could return for the reward money, allowing them to buy train tickets to St. Louis, Missouri. During the trip, Annabeth asked Percy (who had a dream about Kronos) who he won't help, as he said that in his sleep. Percy explained the dream, and Annabeth began to have doubts that Hades was the one that took Master Bolt as everyone had originally thought. She also told him he couldn't make deals with Hades, but Percy asked her what would happen if Hades took her father. This angers Annabeth and she explodes, saying she would leave her dad to rot and revealing a little about her past in the process, saying she hated her family, despite keeping her dad's ring. However, as soon as she sees the Gateway Arch, she brightens up and reveals that she hopes to one day become an architect and building something that would last for a thousand years. Once in the station, Annabeth took Percy and Grover to the Gateway Arch and got to the top shortly before closing time. While at the top, a large woman with a small dog asked about their parents, to which Annabeth told her that they were scared of heights. Shortly after, Annabeth went downstairs with Grover and waited for Percy, not knowing the danger he was in. They watched as Percy fell from the arch in an explosion and landed in the nearby river. Annabeth and Grover ran to him, with Annabeth trying to look mad, but really being relieved that he was not harmed.
After getting on a train out of the city, they arrive in Denver and Annabeth showed Percy how to Iris Message. They get a hold of Luke instead of Chiron, and he informs them that the camp is becoming a battlefield with cabins picking sides in an upcoming war. Annabeth, on the other hand, messes with her hair and tried to make herself look prettier for Luke. However, the connection is cut short soon after. While at a diner, Ares appears before them and offers them a ride west if they get something for him in Waterland. Percy and Annabeth are reluctant because the item is in the Thrill Ride O' Love and neither feel comfortable. Once they are inside, a trap made by Hephaestus is activated and hundreds of thousands of metal spiders flood the room and Annabeth is paralyzed with fear. Percy floods the room with water from the pipes and they sail toward the exit, but the gate is closed. Annabeth uses her brain to figure out when the best time to jump was and they make it out safely (Percy noting that if they jumped when he thought they should, they would have smashed against the gate). When they return the item, Ares allows them to climb into the back of a Kindness International truck, which transported animals.
While in the truck, the find that Kindness International are smuggling animals and they try their best to help the animals. Annabeth and Grover tell Percy the full story of how they made it to camp and how Thalia sacrificed herself. Annabeth also says that she doesn't blame Grover for what happened and neither did Thalia, also calling him the bravest satyr she knew. After Grover fell asleep, Annabeth talks about the beads on her necklace and eventually opened up about her rocky relationship with her father, explaining the ring on it. When Percy asked her if she would side with her mother if she went to war against Poseidon like they did during the Trojan War, Annabeth told him that she would side with him as they are friends. The next morning when Maurice (one of the truck drivers) went to go feed the animals, Annabeth put on her cap and started banging on the outside, distracting the driver long enough for Percy and Grover to free the animals.
While in Las Vegas, they eventually arrive at the Lotus Hotel and Casino where they are given key cards and decide to have spent the night and play some games while they're there. Annabeth gets really into an architecture game and can't bring herself to pull herself away, even after Percy tells her it is a trap. She doesn't budge until the word "spider" is said and she comes to her senses.
Once arriving in Los Angeles, Annabeth, Percy, and Grover are chased into Crusty's Water Bed Palace, where Annabeth and Grover are quickly trapped by a monster called Procrustes, who stretches out anyone to the exact length of the bed. While Annabeth pleads for Percy to help her, he is forced to outsmart the monster and eventually traps him in one of his own beds, freeing Annabeth in the process. Percy then grabs the address from Procrustes' address book and the three head to DOA Recording Studios, the entrance to the Underworld.
Once reaching the Underworld, they couldn't think of a way to get to Hades without passing Cerberus, until Annabeth pulled out a rubber ball and began to play fetch with him and claiming she used to train a Doberman Pinscher. She played fetch long enough for Percy and Grover to pass by and then followed them telling Cerberus she would play with him again sometime and he whined as she left. After passing the large dog, Grover's shoes began to act up and began pulling him toward Tartarus, the deepest part of the Underworld. While thinking he was only messing around, Annabeth quickly jumped to action along with Percy as they pulled him. Annabeth suggested they untie the shoes, but Grover was only saved when his fake feet fell off and the shoes flew into the pit. Annabeth, knowing what the pit was suggested they all back away as soon as possible.
When they arrived at Hades' Palace, Annabeth was respectful to Hades and informed him of a war approaching among the gods, but Percy quickly asked for the Master Bolt back from him. Hades erupts into anger at this, claiming that Percy not only took the Master Bolt, but his Helm of Darkness as well. Annabeth tried her best to figure out what all this meant but failed to see the connections. When the Master Bolt appeared in Percy's backpack, Annabeth becomes even more confused. Percy pulled out three pearls that his father had given him to escape the Underworld, and Annabeth offered to stay so Sally Jackson could go. Eventually, Grover, Annabeth, and Percy returned, leaving Percy's mom behind. Once back on the surface, Annabeth apologizes for leaving Sally behind.
However, Ares soon appeared and revealed that he was the one that hid the bolt in the backpack, and the one that wanted the gods to go to war. Percy challenged Ares to a fight, much to Annabeth's protests, but she gave him her necklace for luck. Annabeth watched the battle with Grover and warned them when policemen had arrived, but Ares caused a wall of fire to appear in front of them. When Percy managed to get Ares to retreat, Annabeth warned Percy not to look at Ares' Divine Form. After taking the Helm of Darkness from Ares and giving it to the Furies, Annabeth and Percy both figured out what was in the pit.
The three flew back to New York and Percy sent Annabeth and Grover back to Camp Half-Blood to tell Chiron what had happened. Also because if the gods didn't believe Percy's story, Chiron would've wanted to keep them away from danger. After the Master Bolt was returned to Mount Olympus and all seemed well, Percy returned to camp and celebrated a successful quest with Annabeth and Grover around the campfire. They even set up a picnic as Grover left to go search for the lost god Pan, with Annabeth giving him a goodbye hug. However, when Percy was poisoned by Luke while he was revealing himself to be an agent of Kronos, Percy woke up the next morning in the Big House with Annabeth tending to him once again, mirroring Percy's first arrival at camp. He explained what had happened with Luke, causing Annabeth to become shocked and then angry at him, cursing his name. Annabeth then spends her time helping Percy recover and admits that she will spend a year with her dad, as she had sent a letter to him shortly after arriving at camp. Percy and Annabeth then say their goodbyes, calling the other Wise Girl and Seaweed Brain respectively.
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|Annabeth returned once again to help Percy save the camp, though this time as friends, the previous tension between them as a result of their parentage was resolved by Percy's offer to put their differences aside. Annabeth arrives at Percy's new school to tell him what has happened at camp, but is wearing her cap so no one notices her. It is also found out that Percy carries around a picture of her which makes some of the other kids pick on him. During gym, a group of Laistrygonians attack Percy, but Percy along with Tyson fight them off and Annabeth stabs the last on the back making her presence known. She then takes Percy and Tyson (reluctantly) with her to camp using the Gray Sisters' Taxi. While at camp, Annabeth and Percy decide to work together to make a chariot (like their parents) for the upcoming Chariot Race, but because of Annabeth's fear of Tyson, they have a fight and work on their own chariots. They do make up after an attack by some Stymphalian Birds because Thalia's tree is dying and the borders are weakening. After a dream Percy has, Annabeth realizes that Grover found the Golden Fleece and ask Tantalus for a quest to get it, but he gives the quest to Clarisse. However, that night they sneak aboard a ship passing by the camp (with some help from Hermes and Poseidon) to search for the fleece themselves.
The ship they arrive on is the Princess Andromeda. A monster ship with Luke on it and they are forced to escape. Annabeth leads them to an old hideout used by her, Luke, and Thalia. She also tells Percy after sending Tyson outside why she hates cyclopes, until Tyson comes back with a hydra nearby. After battling the hydra with little effect, Clarisse arrives and takes them with her on her ship, the C.S.S. Birmingham, to the Sea of Monsters. After entering the sea, Percy and Annabeth are split up from everyone else when Clarisse's submarine explodes and arrive at C.C.'s Spa and Resort. While Annabeth is given a full makeover, Percy is turned into a guinea pig. Annabeth outsmarts Circe and uses one of Hermes' multivitamins to turn Percy back and make them immune to magic for a short time. She then puts her knife to Circe's neck, and threatens her. They escape using Blackbeard's ship. Annabeth hears the Sirens' song while on the boat, and although she'd convinced Percy to tie her to the mast, he forgot to disarm her and she got hypnotized by the song. The song showed her the things she wants most; her parents together, Luke as his normal self, and a redesigned Manhattan. It is confirmed that her fatal flaw is hubris (pride), being a child of Athena.
They eventually make it to Polyphemus' island where Grover and Clarisse are being held captive (and finding Tyson along the way). In order to provide a distraction, she puts on her invisible Yankees cap and tells the cyclops she is "Nobody," angering him to no end as he smashes rocks and stops around, eventually capturing her. She is freed when Percy tells Polyphemus he is "Nobody," since Annabeth was a girl. He lets he go and Percy manages to defeat his half brother and take the fleece. They all eventually sail out of the Sea of Monsters and Annabeth and Percy give Clarisse enough money for a plane ticket back to camp. After she leaves, they are attacked by Luke for the fleece, but when he finds out they don't have it, Annabeth is forced to watch Luke and Percy fight each other. Percy manages to trick Luke into revealing he poisoned Thalia's Tree by sending an Iris Message to Camp Half-Blood behind Luke and getting him to admit he did it, proving that Chiron was innocent. Chiron and the Party Ponies come to their rescue and they return to camp.
Annabeth and Percy teamed up to win the chariot race waged between the cabins of the camp. Following their victory, Annabeth's perpetual facade of calm cracked slightly when she kissed Percy on the cheek. Afterward, while Annabeth is doing patrol for the camp, the fleece's magic works too well, causing Thalia's pine tree to 'give back' Thalia's spirit, causing Thalia to come back to life (though she wasn't really dead).
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Annabeth, Percy, and Thalia enter a school looking for two demigods that Grover had been looking after. They are stopped in a hallway by Dr. Thorn and Ms. Gottschalk, but Thalia uses the Mist to convince them they were students. He lets them pass and the three go to the dance looking for the demigods and Grover. Annabeth and Percy start dancing and Annabeth says she has something very important to tell him, but are interrupted when Nico and Bianca disappear. Annabeth goes to get Thalia and Grover while Percy rushes off to find the demigods only to be captured. When Annabeth and Thalia attack Dr. Thorn, the Hunters arrive to help fight it off. During the fight, Annabeth jumps on Dr. Thorn's back to stab him, but they both end up going over a cliff and vanish. Artemis says she will track down Dr. Thorn as the Goddess of the Hunt and she ordered the Hunters to go to Camp Half-Blood. Percy has a dream that Annabeth sees Luke holding up the sky and pleading for Annabeth to take it from him. Annabeth does so, right before the 'ceiling' collapsed on him, and Luke walks away, leaving her there alone. When he wakes up, Grover tells Percy that Annabeth was asked to join the hunters and that was what she wanted to talk to him about at the dance.
Later, Percy has another dream where Annabeth is still holding the sky and in order to trap Artemis, he tells her that if she doesn't take the sky from Annabeth, she will surely die from the weight. Artemis takes the sky and Annabeth falls to the ground and carried away by Luke who decides to use her as bait for the other demigods.The Oracle of Delphi gave one of her ever-cryptic prophecies, and off went Percy, Thalia, Grover, Bianca di Angelo, and the Huntress, Zoë Nightshade, in pursuit of Artemis and Annabeth and the monster which Artemis was chasing after. Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty, convinced Percy that his love for Annabeth was worthwhile, though she also made it incredibly harder for them to fall in love. Though Percy was originally not included in the quest, Nico di Angelo pleaded to him and convinced him to follow them to protect his sister, Bianca. He was seemingly unable to leave the fate of his best friend in the hands of others. After a prolonged quest, which included the loss of Bianca in the Junkyard of the Gods battle to a prototype of Talos made by the forge god Hephaestus, the group arrived at the ruins of the Titans' palace, Mount Othrys in San Francisco, California, and found Annabeth, with a grey streak in her hair as a result of holding the sky and Artemis, who was struggling under the weight of the sky; both captives of Luke and Atlas.
Upon the re-imprisonment of the Titan General Atlas, the death of Zoë, and the apparent death of Luke (or so they thought, except Annabeth), Annabeth was saved by Percy and the others, along with her mortal father, Frederick Chase who attacked the monsters chasing the group using the celestial bronze bullets that he had made from things Annabeth had left behind when she ran away from home. Also, Annabeth's stepmother shows care for Annabeth in this book when she tells Percy that even though she knows that Annabeth is a demigod and can't live in San Francisco because of Mount Orthys, the Titan base camp, she still has a home with them and can come anytime she wants.
It is strongly hinted in this book that Annabeth was considering to join the Hunters of Artemis at the book's beginning, which is what she might have intended to tell Percy during their dance at Westover Hall, only for her to get interrupted. This theory is further supported by Percy later finding a Hunter brochure in her backpack, and Aphrodite later telling him that Annabeth was close to joining the Hunters ranks. By the end of the book, however, Annabeth has clearly changed her mind on the subject.
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Annabeth is now 14 years old. She and Percy were supposed to go to the movies after his orientation day into his new school, Goode. However, their plans are interrupted when Percy blows up part of the school in a fight with some monsters, Kelli and Tammi, who were empousai in the forms of cheerleaders. Her possessiveness for Percy is revealed when she becomes annoyed at him after she finds him escaping with the mortal girl Rachel Elizabeth Dare. She has a fight with Percy and refuses to speak to him during the Gray Sisters' Taxi journey to Camp Half-Blood. Once back at camp, Percy and Annabeth accidentally discover an entrance to the Labyrinth under the rock pile known as Zeus's Fist while on a camp game designed personally by Quintus. She realizes that Luke can use this entrance to invade the camp at any moment unexpected. Annabeth leads the quest into the Labyrinth, fulfilling one of her many ambitions at last. While studying the Labyrinth, Percy walks in on her. Annabeth was frustrated and held out her arms so Percy could give her a hug. He remarks that her hair smelled like lemon soap.
Later, Annabeth descends into the Labyrinth with Percy, Grover, and Tyson (Percy's half-brother and a very good Cyclops) to find a way to stop Kronos' evil forces from invading the borders of Camp Half-Blood by searching for its inventor, Daedalus. The Oracle of Delphi gave her a prophecy which appears to have scared her and she refuses to say the last line. As they go into the Labyrinth, they face and fight many monsters. Annabeth faces a Sphinx and finds its riddles (which were actually factual questions) not challenging enough and an insult to her intellect. They escape the claws of the Sphinx and continue on to find Hephaestus in one of his many forges so he can tell them about where to find Daedalus and his workshop in the Labyrinth. Annabeth believes that Percy will die when Mount Saint Helens erupts but right before he goes in she kisses him for good luck.
Percy was instead marooned on the phantom island of Ogygia when he tried his best to fight the telekhines, half-dog half-monsters, who were perpetrating Hephaestus's once favorite of all of his many forges, where the sad but seductive Calypso resides. When Annabeth sees Percy return (while she is burning his shroud, believing him to be dead) she hugs him fiercely, but quickly lets go when she realizes she is making a big scene in front of all the other campers. When she finds out what happened to Percy after he tells her and Chiron in Chiron's office in the Big House, Annabeth angrily exits after guessing where he was stranded and obviously feeling jealous. Percy asks mortal Rachel Elizabeth Dare, much to Annabeth's dismay. Annabeth makes several offending remarks toward Rachel, who simply shrugs them off and after a long while, Annabeth accepts her as their guide. The three of them discover Luke, who has become Kronos' vessel. After the Battle of the Labyrinth from the entrance of the Labyrinth under Zeus's Fist in the woods, Luke and his army are forced back into the Labyrinth, leaving after causing many, but only two named casualties.
Annabeth is the captain for the team opposing Percy's in Capture the Flag at Camp Half-Blood. Apparently trying to trick Percy, she tells him that although her team will crush his, he "won't get pulverized too much" if he picks a safe position, such as the right flank. Percy chooses to scout around the left flank with Charles Beckendorf, reasoning that Annabeth must not have wanted him to go that way for a strategic reason. Shortly after Beckendorf and Percy find Ant Hill and Beckendorf decides to try to recover Festus' head from the Myrmekes, Annabeth and Silena Beauregard, who have been following them all along, show up. Annabeth puts her knife to Percy's throat and after saying to him that boys are easy to follow because they "make more noise than a lovesick Minotaur", she disarms him and takes him as a prisoner of her team. Percy, Silena, and Annabeth soon realize that Beckendorf is in trouble and overwhelmed by the Myrmekes, but Annabeth refuses to let Percy run over and help. She leads Percy and Silena to the dragon's head, then the three of them drag it away from Ant Hill. Led by Annabeth, they look for the dragon's body, finally finding it in another part of the woods. Annabeth repairs the dragon to the best of her abilities, then activates it. The three of them lead the dragon back to Ant Hill, where he attacks the Myrmekes and buys time while Annabeth, Percy, and Silena find Beckendorf and get him to safety. They kill several Myrmekes on their way out. The four of them then deactivate the dragon. Annabeth helps Percy (who got a bit of Myrmeke acid through his shoe) limp through the woods, back towards camp. Percy and Annabeth are just starting to talk about the subject of the fireworks on the 4th of July when three of her siblings from the Athena cabin jump out of the bushes and congratulate Annabeth for capturing two prisoners, Percy and Beckendorf. Annabeth puts them in her team's jail, with them protesting all the way. She then asks Percy "See you at the fireworks?" and leaves without waiting for his answer.
Percy remembers his last conversation with Annabeth in a train of positive thoughts to think about something other than a poisonous wound he has.
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Annabeth joins forces with the campers and goes to New York City to save Manhattan and Mount Olympus itself from Kronos' Titan army. After obtaining information from her mother through Hermes, she used the Plan Twenty-Three to call several automatons, increasing the numbers of her side in the Battle of Manhattan. At one point, Annabeth takes a poisoned knife for Percy that Ethan Nakamura was using to try to stab him. If she hadn't taken the dagger for Percy, he would have died because his only weak spot, the small of his back, was Ethan's target. Percy gets Blackjack to fly her away, takes Kronos on, and is forced to retreat.
When Percy checks on Annabeth, he decides to tell her where his Achilles heel is. While she is resting because of the poisoned knife, she tells Percy that Luke had visited her before they went into the Labyrinth, explaining why Hermes was mad at her for not saving Luke when she had the chance to. When it is discovered that Silena Beauregard was Luke's spy, Percy describes Annabeth looking as if "The world had just been pulled from underneath her feet."
After arriving at the Hall of the Gods, Annabeth saves Percy and Olympus by realizing for whom the Great Prophecy is truly meant for: Luke. She tells Percy to give Luke her knife (which was Luke's gift to her when she was seven) so he can stab himself in his weak point, which would spread the weakened Kronos to the wind until he couldn't reform anymore.
After the war, Annabeth is praised by her mother in front of the other gods. She is rewarded by the gods to fulfill her dream of designing a new city on Olympus (as the old one was destroyed by Kronos), along with the new cabins at Camp Half-Blood. However, Annabeth is horrified when the gods offered Percy with immortality, though she looks happy when he declined the offer.
Annabeth and Percy celebrate his 16th birthday in the apparently empty dining pavilion of Camp Half-Blood. He attempts to tell her that he has strong feelings for her, but she is amused up until the point he states that she isn't making it easy for him to admit it. She laughs and warns him that she will never make things easy for him and that he should get used to it before kissing him. Percy said that it felt like his brain was melting through his body until Clarisse and several other campers eavesdrop on the whole episode and throw the couple into the camp's canoe lake. However, Percy creates an air bubble deep under the surface of the lake and share with Annabeth "the best underwater kiss of all time.
Between the Series
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While celebrating their one-month anniversary, Annabeth asks Percy what he had planned for their special dinner on that night. Percy, who never remembered promising something like that, stalls for time just as Hermes arrives. Percy takes Hermes into his truck to talk, where the god reveals that while he was delivering packages to Janus, Cacus snuck into his truck and stole his caduceus. Because Hermes doesn't want to be seen looking for it, as the other gods would never let him live it down, he sends Annabeth and Percy to find it for him. Annabeth takes out her Video Shield and at first when she said 'Let me see Cacus', the shield shows her the city of Seacacus New Jersey. After she rewords the sentence and finds that the giant Cacus is in the meatpacking district.
When Percy and Annabeth get there, they climb down a ladder into the sewers and find an underground cavern. There they meet Cacus and he tries to sell them watches and clothes, which Annabeth quickly notes are fake. When Percy asks for the caduceus back, Cacus claims he will figure out how it works and become the god of traveling salesmen, mostly by forcing George and Martha to listen to him. Annabeth and Percy go on the attack, with Annabeth stabbing him in the back of the knee and Percy stabbing his leg. However, Cacus backs her and Percy into a corner, destroys Annabeth's shield, and is about to turn her to stone when George and Martha turn into a cell phone. They escape the cavern when Percy calls thousands of gallons of New York sewage to him and it pushes them to the surface.
Annabeth then comes up with a plan and runs to a crane, knowing how to operate it as she observed them on Olympus. Percy lures Cacus under the crane's large hook and Annabeth drops it on his head before picking him up and swinging him into the air, where Percy destroys him with the caduceus' Laser Mode. Percy and Annabeth then return the caduceus to Hermes, who is very grateful. When questioned what other enemies the gods have and what exactly Zeus has been threatening, Hermes dodges the question. As a reward however, Hermes transports them to Paris for a special dinner gourmet foods. Their night ends with Percy and Annabeth walking by the river and Annabeth wondering what Percy has planned for their two-month anniversary, which makes Percy happy that she sees a future for them in a month.
At some point in between the events of Last Olympian and The Lost Hero, Annabeth went off to visit her father in San Francisco while Percy was celebrating Grover's birthday with Grover in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
As Percy is about to let go and perhaps fall to his death in New York during a mission to apprehend one of the Chrysae Celadones, Percy remembers his time with Annabeth spent in the Sea of Monsters and how her anger at his death would be way scarier than any monster, which gives him the extra willpower to snap out of the Celadones' spell and come up with a plan to fight back.
Annabeth appears in a chariot pulled by pegasi with Butch, a demigod son of Iris, the carrier of messages through rainbow "Iris-messages" for the gods and the Rainbow Goddess, to pick up the three demigods Jason Grace, son of Jupiter, Piper McLean, daughter of Aphrodite, and Leo Valdez, the son of Hephaestus. It is revealed she and Percy are still dating. Annabeth and Butch, went to the Grand Canyon in search for Percy, who has been missing for three days. Annabeth had been receiving visions from Hera, that a hero with one shoe, which she finds out is Jason, will solve her problems, which is finding Percy. She is also shown frustrated and worried with Percy's disappearance. Before leaving the Grand Canyon, Annabeth yells to the sky, "What do you want from me? What have you done with him?" Annabeth gives Piper a tour of Camp Half-Blood, also letting Piper choose her weapon Katoptris, then explaining that Piper's relationship with Jason at the Wilderness School was an illusion due to the Mist and wanting to give Piper a chance to break down privately when she realized the same thing, though she has been holding herself together as well, it is obvious that Annabeth is equally crushed at losing Percy so mysteriously.
When Jason is given his quest to rescue Hera from the capture of Polyphrion the giant, Annabeth refuses to accompany the quest group, partly because the prophecy states that children of Hephaestus, Jupiter/Zeus, and Aphrodite will go instead, and partly out of her own distaste for Hera. Instead, she uses the time they are gone to continue her search for Percy.
After the quest group returns and relates their findings — the rise of the giants, the attempted return of Gaea, and the fact that Jason was "exchanged" to the Greek Camp Half-Blood — Annabeth puts everything together and realizes, as Jason has, that Percy has been taken to the Roman Camp called Camp Jupiter as the corresponding half of the exchange. She vows to accompany Jason, Piper, and Leo when they journey there to retrieve him.
While Percy Jackson is running away from the gorgons, Stheno and Euryale, he sees San Francisco, which reminds him of Annabeth, the only person he can remember from his past. Also, when Percy talked to Lupa, she told him that if he completed his quest, he would see Annabeth again soon.
Before Percy goes on his quest to free Thanatos, he has a dream and sees Annabeth. She tells him to stay at Camp Jupiter because Tyson and Mrs. O'Leary are close by and are trying to find him. When Percy wakes up, he feels bad that he will have to ignore Annabeth and go on the quest anyway as the Roman campers need him. During his quest, Percy has flashes of memory about Annabeth, as when he looked at Mount Tam, he remembered the fight with Atlas and he told Frank and Hazel he had been their once looking for Annabeth. Later when looking for Ella in a library, he said Annabeth would like this place as it was quiet and filled with books. He later remembers that she loved architecture.
After completing the quest, Hera appears to Percy in his dream. She tells him that Annabeth will cause him trouble in the future. When Percy says that Annabeth is the person he most wants watching his back, Hera says "We shall see," and tells Percy that she will have a hard task ahead of her when he arrives in Rome and that she may not be up to it.
The next morning, Percy arrives in the Senate meeting to discuss the arrival of the Argo II, which they will allow to land. As he goes to meet the ship, he says he knows Annabeth is on board and this could be the best day of his life if everything went right.
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By this time, Annabeth had completed most of Olympus' redesign. As she approaches Camp Jupiter on board the Argo II, she checks the ship to make sure that everything is set up, including the backup plans to the backup plans. She tries her best to keep Gleeson Hedge under control, while watching Piper McLean practice her lines for the meeting. When Piper repeats the line for the Romans to lay down their weapons, as the Greeks only wanted to talk, her Charmspeak almost causes Annabeth to lay down her knife, and have a chat. She also watches Leo Valdez fiddle with the controls of the Argo II.
While watching Jason Grace prepare for the meeting, she could not help but not trust Jason, as he always seems too perfect. She thinks maybe he would turn them in as prisoners once they landed and gave the ship as a gift. Also, whenever she looks at Jason, she remembers how much she misses Percy. She wishes she could talk to her mother for help, but it was impossible after an encounter a month earlier with her, where Annabeth had received a horrible present. Annabeth also mentions feeling a mysterious chill, as if "an evil snowman had crept up behind her and was peering over her neck."
An explosion nearly knocks Annabeth overboard, and Terminus, the Roman God of Boundaries, appears on the Argo II. He shrieks that he will not allow weapons inside the Pomerian Line. Annabeth tries to regain control of the situation and calm everyone down by introducing herself to Terminus, who finds that Annabeth being the daughter of Athena, the Greek form of Minerva, is "scandalous." But before Annabeth can question Terminus on what he means, Jason interrupts and asks for permission to land inside the Pomerian Line.
Annabeth spots Percy Jackson walking with Frank Zhang, "a boy with a black buzz cut" and Hazel Levesque, "a girl wearing a Roman cavalry helmet," like they were best friends. She also notices that he is now a Praetor, which makes her heart do a gymnastics routine.
Annabeth orders Leo to stop the ship as she asks Terminus whether there is a rule against the ship hovering over New Rome. She explains that technically the ship will not be touching Roman soil, and suggests they use a rope ladder to get down to the Forum, promising Terminus that all their weapons will stay on the ship as long as the legion reinforcements will honor the same rules. When questioned by Leo, who asks if this is a good idea, Annabeth clenches her fists to stop them from shaking. She feels a cold presence, which seems to be laughing at her and the bad choices she is making. But she knows Percy is down there, and that she has to see him. She replies, it will be fine and Terminus will make sure that both sides will obey the rules, if Terminus agrees. Terminus sniffs, but agrees to "for now," and allows them to climb down the ladder to New Rome, but pleads them to not destroy his town.
Annabeth descends with the rest of the Argo II's crew where she spots Tyson and Mrs. O'Leary, and Reyna, whom she finds reminding her of herself. Just as Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano begins to give a welcoming speech, both Percy and Annabeth surge forward and hug and kiss each other, before Annabeth flips him over onto his back as she channels all her bitterness and worry about him into her judo flip. Reyna jokingly asks if Annabeth is actually a Roman or an Amazon before inviting them to their welcome feast. But Annabeth still cannot shake the feeling that something is about to go terribly wrong. They all tell stories of the quests they have been on, and Annabeth is surprised at the revelation that Hazel and Nico are related. Annabeth helps in stopping Octavian from taking Ella the harpy, when she accidentally blurts out a prophecy, by ridiculing Octavian's idea that harpies can tell the future.
While Reyna is walking with Annabeth through New Rome, she calls for her dogs, Aurum and Argentum. The girls discuss the differences between Minerva and Athena. Reyna notes there are no children of Minerva at the camp due to Minerva being a virgin goddess, and that if they were to come to Camp Jupiter, they would be artists and not warriors or leaders on quests. Annabeth then realizes that she had met Reyna before at Circe's Island. They walk all the way to the Garden of Bacchus and appreciate the view. Reyna explains that she wanted to talk to Annabeth to learn the truth. Instead of Annabeth feeling bad about her not being able to trust anyone at camp, she talks about her family, growing up, and adventures in Camp Half-Blood.
Throughout the conversation, Reyna mentions that when she was on Circe's Island, she had met a son of Athena who washed up on the shore and was rambling about the Mark of Athena. Then, a large explosion makes a crater in the forum of New Rome. The Argo II then continues to attack the city. Reyna and Annabeth rush down to the Forum. Since Roman's are not allowed any weapons inside the Pomeranian Line, they had started to throw food, rocks, and plates at the Greeks. Piper and Jason try to calm the angry mob by telling them they would never attack New Rome, but fail. Right outside the Pomeranian Line the Roman's were set up catapults to fire on the attacking Argo II.
Annabeth sees Percy using water from a fountain to douse the angry mob of Romans. Octavian comes down the leader screaming that Leo has fired on everyone. Percy asks if Hazel and Frank are coming with them on the ship, and they say yes. Hazel calls for Arion and distracts the crowd by riding straight through it. Frank, in attempt to let Percy and Annabeth climb the rope, changes form into a dragon. Once Percy and Annabeth are up, Leo is tackled to the ground by Percy and falls on his head. Annabeth then takes charge of the ship and leaves Camp Jupiter as quickly as possible.
Annabeth interrogates Leo, but is called down to check on Jason, when she returns Leo tells them that they need emergency supplies to repair the ship and they land near the Great Salt Lake, in Utah. Percy and Annabeth ride Frank, in the form of a dragon, into Salt Lake City to get tar, although they run into some tar monsters, they return safely with a big bucket of tar. The demigods hold a conference in the mess hall, Piper tells them about her visions that she has seen in her knife. Unable to figure out what the visions or prophecies mean, they decide to visit Kansas, where Piper saw a strange man, Bacchus is standing in front of a sign saying 'Topeka 32'.
Leo needs Annabeth to help him repair the hull, but Percy promises to come back to her. When they return, Annabeth and the rest of the crew are surprised when Piper returns on Blackjack with two unconscious demigods. Piper explains what happened; the conversation with Bacchus who told them to go to Atlanta and find Phorcys, the trap sprung by Gaea and the eidolons and both Percy and Jason thank her for saving them. They work out what Gaea wants, the blood of two demigods, one male and one female, to water the stones of Mount Olympus and wake Mother Earth. Piper removes the eidolons from all three boys' bodies, and makes them swear on the River Styx that they will never return to this ship or possess any member of their crew.
In the middle of the night, Annabeth sneaks into Percy's cabin and wakes him up. They go down to the bottom of the ship where the stables are, which reminds her of their first quest when they were traveling in the truck full of zoo animals. Percy asks her why she is nostalgic about that, but she says it was the first time they actually talked, and when she decided to like him. They kiss, and then fall asleep.
The next morning, Frank finds them and is terrified that Coach Hedge is going to kill them for sneaking out, as everyone thought they had been kidnapped. They have a conference, and Percy tells them his dream about the twin giants, Otis and Ephialtes, and Nico di Angelo suffocation in a bronze jar.
Percy and Frank decide to find Phorcys, Percy also wants to take Annabeth, but Coach Hedge declares that she is grounded. He volunteers himself for the expedition. When the trio return, Annabeth was trying to amuse Hazel by telling her about Percy's greatest 'Seaweed Brain' moments. Leo sets course for Charleston, while Percy and Frank tell the demigods what happened, with Hedge interjecting from time to time. They discuss why they are heading to Charleston, to find a map, Percy suggest for 'The Mark of Athena' but Annabeth seems to be projecting an 'I don't want to talk about it' vibe, so Percy doesn't elaborate. Jason tells them that at Charleston, there is a museum full of Confederate ghosts, where he, Leo and Frank volunteer to visit. He also mentions the Battery park near the harbor, where there was a ghost or spirit dressed like a Southern Belle from the Civil War, Reyna went up and talked to it but when she came back she was shaken and never acted the same way around him. Annabeth decides to have a girls' adventure with Piper and Hazel.
Annabeth thinks about the last time she met her mother, in her Roman form as Minerva. Annabeth tries to get her attention by calling her Athena, but the goddess dreamily replies that 'that was my name, before they sacked my city, took my identity, made me this.' Athena tells Annabeth to avenge her, and destroy the Romans because they were dishonorable and copycats. Hera said that they must keep the two camps apart, but Athena wanted them to fight to the death, and for her children to destroy the 'usurpers.' When Annabeth argues back that she understood warfare, and was wise enough not to fight with reason, but Athena replies that now she will never forgive them, and neither would my children. She gives Annabeth a coin that looks like an old-fashioned subway token, but when she looks upon it, it becomes an ancient Athenian silver drachma with the symbols of an owl and an olive branch with a Greek inscription on the other side. Athena urges her to 'Follow the Mark of Athena. Avenge me.', when Annabeth tries to explain that Percy is missing and Hera's plan to bring the camps together, the goddess implores her to kill Percy if he has become Roman, and if Annabeth joins them, then she has failed her mother already. No matter how many times, she tried to throw the silver coin away, it kept returning to her pocket like Percy's sword, Riptide. Annabeth thinks she is beginning to understand what her quest is, but prays to the gods that she is wrong.
Frank comes into Annabeth's cabin asking for help as he wants to know how to get out of the Chinese handcuffs, that he took from the Aquarium. Annabeth feels quite honored that Frank was embarrassed but looked for her help, after Leo teased him. She scans the handcuffs onto her laptop which produces a 3-D model on the screen. She shows him the solution to the puzzle, is to not fight against the handcuffs, and that the best traps are the most simple.
Annabeth, Piper, and Hazel find the 'ghost' who turns out to Aphrodite, who invites her to have tea and chat, even though, according to her, war is coming and bloodshed is inevitable. Aphrodite reveals that the civil war between the Greeks and Romans doesn't affect her as much as the other gods (who seems to have split personalities), as love is universal. She tells them about why Athena was so angry when she became Roman, becoming more of a demure Goddess of Crafts and Cleverness, when they took away her military importance and the Greeks, nor Athena forgave them for that insult. Annabeth realizes that the Mark of Athena leads to a statue which the Romans took, and the children of Athena have been searching for it for centuries, starting civil wars. Aphrodite directs them to a map close by that was left by her siblings in 1861, and that Annabeth will face her worst fear.
Before Annabeth can reply, Hazel spots a pegasus pulling a chariot, and two giant eagles descending to the dock. As they run back to the ship, they are stopped by Octavian and two legionnaires. Annabeth chucks her dagger into the ocean, in a bid for Percy's help, Octavian is confused but orders the other two to lower their weapons. But Percy interrupts by flooding the dock and dragging the Romans into the sea, he tells Annabeth that she dropped her dagger. They run back to the Argo II and Annabeth and Percy pilot it to Fort Sumter. They see Frank as a giant bald eagle carrying Leo, and Jason riding the wind behind them, but Coach Hedge fires a 'warning shot' which knocks out the Roman chariot following them which then crashes into Jason and also singes Frank's wings so he drops Leo.
When Annabeth enters the fort she sees Leo firing at giant eagles, a full grown elephant who was rampaging around the flagpoles and Jason fighting Dakota before knocking him out. Fortunately, there are a lot of tourists which cause chaos but also stop Annabeth from moving anywhere quickly. Annabeth gets shut in a room, only to see it swarmed by tiny black spiders. She panics and has a flashback, when she was little and spiders came at night, her step-mother tells her to stop scaring her little brothers and she's only imagining it. The spider bites fade before she gets dressed and her step-mom thought that the cobwebs were a trick. On the third night, Annabeth ran away from home. Gaea talks to her saying that although she would rather have Annabeth as a sacrifice, she will let the weaver take her revenge.
Annabeth sees a red symbol of an owl blaze on the wall and the spiders disappear. She runs towards an old artillery piece that is glowing red, and using her knife retrieves a small bronze disc, which she stuffs in her backpack. She is confronted by Reyna, with her two metal greyhounds, when she tries to explain, Reyna cuts her off and tells her to come with her quietly, where she will be trialed and then painfully executed. Or Octavian will attack Camp Half-Blood, the location of which she told Reyna, Annabeth pleads that Reyna slows her down. Reyna says she respects her as they are both daughters of war goddesses, but she believes that Annabeth's quest is doomed to fail. Reyna retreats but swears that when they meet again, they will be enemies on the battle field. Annabeth runs for the ship and Piper pulls her onto the deck.
Once in the Mediterranean Sea, Percy has a dream of Ephialtes talking with a shadowy figure about how Gaea prefers using him and Annabeth as sacrifices. Percy wakes Annabeth up and tells her about his dream. However, she makes him promise not to tell the others as it would only worry them, as she has already figured out what is waiting for her at the Athena Parthenos. They can't talk about this more as the Argo II is attacked by Chrysaor and his crew of dolphin-men. The ship is quickly overwhelmed and Annabeth is captured, with Chrysaor planning on keeping her as a sacrifice to Gaea. Percy turns to Annabeth with advise on how to beat him, but not even Annabeth knows any myths about Chrysaor as there are no myths. When Percy does find a way to outsmart Chrysaor and forces him to retreat, Annabeth gives Percy a kiss and explains that he is brilliant.
Shortly after arriving in Rome, Annabeth plans on leaving to start her own quest alone, but Percy manages to convince her to let him go with her, much to her annoyance. They end up going around the city and seeing some of the sites, eventually stopping at a restaurant for lunch next to the Tiber River. During their lunch, Percy admits to Annabeth that he doesn't want her to go because he missed her and because a they were separated for so long. Annabeth tells Percy that he will have to trust her and to believe that she will come back.
Just then, Tiberinus and his wife, Rhea Silvia, appear and tell Annabeth that they are here to take Annabeth onto the next part of her quest, as they have done for other children of Athena. They force Annabeth and Percy to part once more and take her to the starting point of her quest. Along the way, Rhea talks about the city and how it is changed over the years, all the while praising Tiberinus for his role in the founding of Rome (which he considers being no big deal). They eventually drop Annabeth off to an underground entrance and give her what little help they can. Annabeth enters the underground and her thoughts quickly turn to her past; mainly thinking about the last time she was truly along was when she ran away from home, before meeting Thalia Grace and Luke Castellan. As she goes deeper, she finds a room with crates of plastic swords and kite strings. Up ahead she finds a large cliff that she needs to climb down to continue onward.
Annabeth quickly becomes frustrated as she thinks about all her friends and how she has watched them all gain amazing powers. She also thinks about how they could use their powers to get down the cliff or gain help in some way, but she has nothing. A voice tells her that she has intelligence, which reminds her that Odysseus had won the Trojan War and defeated monsters with nothing but his wit. Annabeth quickly uses the kite string and plastic swords to make a rope bridge to climb down with. After safely arriving at the bottom, she places the kite string back in her backpack. As she keeps going, she finds herself in a cavern, with skeletons of other Athena children on the floor. Several ghosts appear and declare themselves to be the followers of Mithras. Annabeth looks around and sees that the cavern is decorated with information about their worship of Mithras, including their ranks and the ordeals they must face. The followers of Mithras believe that Annabeth is some form of all knowing entity when she begins to reveal their secrets. This causes unrest in the group, especially when Annabeth guesses that there is another trial besides dying by fire of dagger. Mithras was born from rock, so Annabeth tries to claim that she has passed their trials as she entered the room through a stone entrance. The leader of Mithras' followers says that coming through a stone walkway and being born from stone is different and doesn't count. Annabeth then claims that for doubting her powers, she can destroy the cavern in one strike. When they don't believe her, she uses her knife to hit a weak support beam that causes the cavern to collapse.
During her escape from the collapsing cavern, Annabeth falls and breaks her ankle. When she looks around the room, she finds a few boxes from the Hermes Express, but the boxes only contain bubble-wrap. She initially curses Hermes, but uses the bubble-wrap to make a cast to hold it in place. As she manages to keep going, she finds that the tunnel she came from is filling with spiders. Annabeth is forced to keep going and finds her next challenge; two small beams of wood over a chasm. Despite the beams being too wide and weak to walk across, Annabeth uses the kite string to weave a rope bridge across. Once on the other side, she burns the bridge so the spiders couldn't use it to follower her. Even though they could climb the walls, they don't go any farther down the tunnel. When Annabeth continues on, she eventually finds the Athena Parthenos, but Annabeth is quickly captured by Arachne, who wraps Annabeth in her webbing.
Despite being incredibly afraid of spiders and especially Arachne, Annabeth starts forming a plan. Annabeth starts to complement Arachne on her tapestries, claiming that they are even better than Athena's. Arachne's pride blinds her to Annabeth's plan, and she listens to what the demigods have to say. Annabeth informs Arachne that she is the new architect for Olympus, and would love to feature her work in the main hall. Doing so would also be a huge insult to Athena, something Arachne would love to do. As a test however, Annabeth asks Arachne to make an abstract piece of art that she could show to the Olympians as a type of audition. She shows Arachne a picture on her laptop of Frank's Chinese finger-trap and tells her that it is just what the gods are looking for. Arachne is unsettled as the silk required to make it to Annabeth's dimensions would require more silk then she could make in a year, but Annabeth suggests using the silk covering the Athena statue. Arachne agrees and makes the design perfectly. Annabeth once inspecting it however, informs Arachne that there is a flaw in the middle. When Arachne goes inside to see for herself, the threading becomes tight when she tries to pull herself out, just as Annabeth had planned. Now with Arachne trapped, and the statue uncovered, Annabeth taunts Arachne by saying that she has helped Athena greatly by keeping the statue safe and that it will be featured on Olympus, not Arachne's tapestries. This angers Arachne, and she starts thrashing around, causing the floor to crack and fall into the entrance to Tartarus below them.
Just then the Argo II arrives, thanks to some advice from Bacchus, after helping Percy and Jason defeat Otis and Ephialtes. Annabeth and Percy reunite as the rest of the crew start to load the Athena Parthenos onto the ship. As Annabeth starts walking toward the ship, she is pulled backward toward the pit of Tartarus and Percy grabs her, but falls in as well. Unable to cut the thread that Arachne had attached to her ankle, and with no one else able to reach them, Annabeth tells Percy to let her fall so he could save himself. Percy, however, promised her that they wouldn't be apart again and tells Nico di Angelo to lead the others to the Doors of Death on the mortal side and that he and Annabeth would meet them. Percy lets go and he and Annabeth fall into Tartarus together.
Back on the Argo II, the crew all feel responsible for allowing Annabeth and Percy to fall into Tartarus. However, with some uplifting words from Hazel Levesque, Leo promises that they will save them, even if he has to build a claw that will go all the way to Tartarus.
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Despite the crew of the Argo II trying to reach Greece in order to hopefully meet with Annabeth and Percy, they run into problems. Hazel Levesque feels that without Annabeth there to come up with ideas and without Percy there to motivate them, the crew is slowly falling apart. Annabeth is seen in Tartarus together with Percy Jackson. Along the way, other than coming across Titans from the past, and having the help of Iapetus, Annabeth and Percy come across the arai, who after killed, will result in the killer getting cursed based on the number of monsters they have previously killed. Annabeth was cursed with blindness, from the fact that she killed Polyphemus in the Sea of Monsters, using her invisibility cap and called herself "nobody." As such, before he died, cursed Annabeth with blindness, resulting in her turning blind after killing one of the arai. Another curse Annabeth had was the curse of despair, which caused Annabeth to think that Percy abandoned her, even though he was just next to her. The curse came from Calypso, who felt alone and abandoned after Percy left Ogygia to return to Camp Half-Blood. However, with the help of Bob after she managed to convince him to change his mind, the trio left to meet Damasen, the gentle giant, in order to get Percy healed. With the help of Damasen, Percy is restored to his original condition and Annabeth's sight is restored. The trio is able to continue their journey to the Doors of Death, which are situated in the heart of Tartarus. The dark hills that loomed in Tartarus, reminded Annabeth of her hometown, San Francisco, but just darker. However, in order to reach the Doors of Death, Percy and Annabeth have to seek the help of Akhlys, the Goddess of Misery and Nyx, the goddess of the night. Firstly, they require the help of Akhlys to get the Death Mist, so that they can easily pass through the hoards of monsters present at the Doors of Death without being noticed. They need the help of Nyx, so that they can pass through the Mansion of the Night, in order to get to the Doors of Death.
In order to reach the Mansion of the Night, Annabeth and Percy have to jump three hundred feet into the pitch-black void, which they fortunately succeed. With that, they reach the Doors of Death, which Annabeth describes looks like a heart. Annabeth is shocked to discover that the Doors of Death look exactly like the Mount Olympus elevator doors, just upside down. They figure out that while the other party escapes to the upper world, someone must stay in Tartarus and hold the button to the elevator door for exactly twelve minutes. Then they must cut the chains to prevent Gaea from having the chance to use the Doors of Death ever again. However, unexpectedly, the death mist covering them soon disappears, exposing them to the monsters. They then come face to face with Tartarus himself, who took on a physical form. Both Annabeth and Percy know that they are unable to battle Tartarus, since he is a class by himself. As such, reluctantly but having no choice, Annabeth and Percy enter the Doors of Death, while the Titan, Iapetus and the giant, Damasen, sacrifice their lives to save them. They meet the other five battling demigods in Epirus, and are weak after their time in Tartarus. They then continue their quest to travel to Athens.
Annabeth and Piper disguise themselves as Greek serving maidens and Jason enchants himself to appear as an old man by the name of Iros. Jason admits that Annabeth's hair look like spider legs but seems wary of admitting it. They are doing this in order to infiltrate Odysseus' palace, where a "gathering of evil spirits" is taking place. After sneaking into the palace, Annabeth repeats their plans before splitting up from the group. She is seen collecting empty plates and goblets, but when Antinous questions Jason about his purpose among the suitors, Annabeth helps to stall by spilling wine down the ghoul's neck.
When Jason's mother appears, Annabeth informs him that it's only a remnant of Beryl Grace. She later fights the attacking suitors with her drakon-bone sword, taking down many, including Hasdrubal the Carthaginian. Sometime during the fight, Annabeth also received a cut on the side of her neck. She appears at Jason's side when he is stabbed by Michael Varus with an Imperial Gold sword, feeding the wounded boy ambrosia and telling him about Luke's problems with his own mother.
As a result of the statue, the gods promptly arrives in Athens to participate in the final battle with the Giants. Annabeth helps her mother Athena (now in her Greek form) to slay Enceladus, after which Hades sends his body back to Tartarus. During the battle, Annabeth receives a cut on her leg and spills blood and Percy gets a bloody nose. The combination of the two bloods awakens Gaea, who is at first restrained by the power of the Athena Parthenos, but eventually emerges from the ground at Camp Half-Blood to get her revenge.
Piper instructs Annabeth to contact Leo through Morse code, so the demigods could form a plan. She returns saying that Frank will change form and fly Jason up to the Argo II, before crafting a litter that will secure him. When Juno appears, Annabeth coldly addresses the goddess, still bitter at her for wiping Percy's memories and taking him away. When the battle is over Annabeth, Percy, Piper, Jason, Frank, Hazel, and Nico meet at the Big House to talk about Leo. Frank and Hazel tell the others about Leo's plan. They are angry at first but calm down when the two cry while explaining it.
Over the next few days, the Greeks and Romans get along and he is present at the campfire before the Romans head back to Camp Jupiter. Reyna and Frank then tell him that he and Annabeth can attend college and live in New Rome as long as they want
After finishing his narration of the book, Percy mentions being late to a meeting with Annabeth, which worries him.
Right after finishing his narration of this book, Percy reveals that after the events of The Blood of Olympus, he, Annabeth, and the rest of the Seven started the tradition of monthly Argo II reunion parties, and he is quite worried about being late to the current one.
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After failing an interview, Annabeth went to the subway to go to Percy's apartment to cheer her up. Suddenly she sees a monster with a wolf and a lion head sticking out of a cone shaped shell. The monster glares at her, and then turns away, as if it has business elsewhere. Annabeth decides to follow the monster, as they normally do not leave demigods like her alone. After this she realizes she doesn't have her knife so she starts making the heads argue with each other. A train pulls in and Sadie casts a few spells on the monster.
The monster starts running away and Annabeth and Sadie introduce themselves. Sadie also has a dog that just appeared in her library that she named "Fido." She asks Annabeth to come walk her dog with her, and they exchange stories, both of them finding out about the other's world. Annabeth also remembers Percy recalling fighting a giant crocodile with Carter. Sadie however, didn't know that and said she'd confront Carter later. Fido then breaks loose and both Sadie and Annabeth are blown backwards.
Annabeth picks up Sadie's wand and it turns into a dagger. Sadie tells her to keep it. Sadie then realizes that Fido was heading straight for the "storm." Annabeth doesn't know what she meant until Sadie rubbed something pink on her eyes and her eyes were able to see the Duat. They then head after Fido, but they come too late because he merges with the monster. They then realize that they see a man on top of the building.
They start figuring out this monster and this man (a god) were both Egyptian and Greek from the time when Ptolomy was the pharaoh. The structure of the building is also changing. Sadie says that they'll split up and that Annabeth could deal with the god that they couldn't remember the name of with her staff creating a forcefield around her.
He keeps ignoring her until she figures the god's name and yells "SERAPIS." Once she gets Serapis' attention she starts talking to him trying to give Sadie enough time "to do whatever Sadie was going to do". She saw that Sadie was drawing chalk circles, and once they were complete she said the spell "tyet" and then said the "ha-di" spell. However Serapis just waved it away like it were a fly. When that doesn't work she yells "Suh Fah!" and the entire wall collapsed on him. (Suh Fah was a loosening spell.)
They get off the building, but then see Serapis again. Annabeth tells Sadie what she learned from talking to him, he was building a new lighthouse of Alexandria, he wanted all the gods to come to it so he could absorb their power and destroy them. They then form a new plan to get rid of Serapis because he emerges from the rubble. Annabeth teaches Sadie some Greek and she starts chanting Egyptian and Greek to confuse Serapis.
Then Annabeth, with the invisibility hat on, destroys the dog head, representing the future on Serapis's staff. (There are three heads on the staff) Serapis then is vanquished, and Sadie tells Annabeth about her speculations that Setne was the one who released the Son of Sobek and Serapis. Sadie and Annabeth hug, exchange phone numbers, and part ways.
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Annabeth goes to Percy's apartment and tells him about a dream that she had from her mother Athena, about trouble brewing in Manhattan. They take a ferry to Governor's Island where a freak hurricane has caused all the mortals to evacuate. While they are trapped on the island surrounded by snakes, they attempt to contact Carter and Sadie, but fail. Annabeth and Percy decide to face Setne, who is reading from the Book of Thoth, by themselves. They make a plan to use invisibility cap to sneak up on Setne, while Percy distracts him. Before running off into battle, Percy gives Annabeth a kiss in case they die. While Percy is sneaking up on Setne, he trips and falls on his butt which makes him noticeable to the magician. Setne knows that Annabeth is using her invisibility cap and captures her, stating that he's been using invisibility magic for as long as the pyramids have been existing. Setne then uses a magic spell that pins Percy to the ground. Setne reveals that he was watching Annabeth and Sadie when they were battling Serapis, and that it was an experiment to see the powers that Annabeth and Sadie possessed.
Setne summons Wadjet briefly so that he can consume her essence and take the Crown of Lower Egypt that she wears. Before he destroys her, he takes a selfie with her to "remember" the moment. Annabeth concludes that once he puts two crowns of lower and upper Egypt that he will destroy the world. Setne claims he learned that a "little" demigod blood is good for starting a war, but Percy stops him by hitting him in the gut with Riptide. With Riptide protruding from him, he absorbs the sword's essence and learns about all of Annabeth and Percy's adventures. Suddenly, Sadie and Carter arrive and attack Setne with a camel, but he manages to escape.
The squad decides to regroup and decide to plan while heading south of the Governor's Island. Carter and Annabeth decide that they need to combine attacks to defeat Setne. Carter gives Percy his wand turning into a kopis and Sadie teaches Annabeth the Egyptian word for explode. In exchange, Annabeth teaches Sadie the Greek word for explode and gives her invisibility cap to Carter.
When the squad finds Setne, he is trying to summon Nekhbet. They all charge in, but fail at attacking Setne. Nekhbet is successfully revived and tries to attack Setne, but Percy and Annabeth pull her away since Setne is trying to consume her essence. Setne drops the Book of Thoth when Carter yells "stahp", and then he disappears with Nekhbet's Crown of Upper Egypt.
Nekhbet decides to stay with the four teenagers to get her crown back and help destroy Setne. She suggests that she merge with Percy since mixing Egyptian and Greek powers worked earlier. Percy reluctantly agrees to it, but only because it's the only way to defeat Setne. After merging with the goddess, they go off to find Setne again. After finding him, the quintuplet go after the crown so he doesn't turn into the ground. Setne talks about Carter's dad, and Carter takes off his hat of invisibility and goes to attack Setne in his avatar form, but Setne blasts Carter to the ground. Setne then rambles on about why he wants to be immortal including getting souvenirs after him such as snow globes. After Carter gets blasted, Percy turns into his vulture avatar form, and Sadie whispers something into Annabeth's ear. Percy grabs Setne and swoops him into the air. While in the air, Setne tells Percy he was a fool for giving up immortality. Nekhbet agrees with Setne that Percy was foolish to turn down immortality, but Percy fights back then plummeting to the ocean. Once in the ocean, Percy regains all of his strength, drops his avatar form, grabs Setne by the throat, and drags him to the island. A newly bandaged Carter greets Percy, along with Annabeth and Sadie who have drawn a circle on the ground. Percy decides to make him suffer for eternity instead of destroying him. While sealing him off, Carter thinks of Setne's snow globe idea and traps him in a snow globe. Sadie reveals that she told Annabeth her secret name earlier, but Annabeth states she's already forgetting all the magic she learned.
Ten years after the quarrel between the three Chase siblings, Annabeth and Fredrick go looking for Magnus in Boston after being notified by Randolph that Magnus has been missing since Natalie's death two years previously. Magnus sees them on the street and goes to Randolph's house to look for answers.
She then sees Magnus at the funeral home and hugs him. She then explains that Randolph said their family was special and attracted attention. She offers to take him to a safe place, but he declines. Hearth then walks in and he and Magnus leave, but not before she gives him a flyer with her cellphone number on it.
She later meets Magnus at Blue Hill to scatter his mother's ashes and they tell each other about their lives.
Magnus mentions that Annabeth told him about the Greek gods of New York. Later, Annabeth responds to a message sent by Magnus through a raven, and they meet up at New London, Connecticut. Magnus asks Annabeth advice about traveling through the oceans, and she responds by saying it is time for Magnus to meet Percy Jackson, her boyfriend.
Annabeth watches Percy train Magnus with Alex Fierro. The four have lunch and talk about their upcoming quest before they leave to watch Percy's sister.
After Loki was captured and Ragnarok was avoided for the moment, Magnus calls her, and she signs the Chase Mansion over to him. She states that when she and Percy reached California, something bad had happened. This is later revealed to be the death of Jason Grace. The ending takes place after the events of The Tyrant's Tomb.
I Play with Fire
Alex mentions Annabeth when saying Magnus is away visiting her.
Percy mentions that Annabeth is in Boston for a family emergency.
Like her mother, Annabeth is an intellectual genius, wise and very witty. Her eyes look calculating, like she is analyzing whoever she is looking at during a first meeting, as if "thinking of the best way to take the person down in a fight". She loves architecture and spends her free time designing new buildings or visiting national monuments. She has a soft side for those who seek knowledge. She sometimes gets too philosophical, which makes the less complicated Percy to glaze his eyes.
Annabeth is very strong-minded and stubborn, showing to be incredibly determined and daring. Much like Percy and Thalia, she has shows many signs of bravery, courage, and dauntlessness. One of her most impressive displays was in The Titan's Curse, where after holding the sky for hours and starting to die, she vehemently protested against Artemis for taking her burden. Even beings like Kronos acknowledged that she is very spirited and understood why Luke wanted to spare her from the destruction.
Though she is very kind-hearted, Annabeth can be very harsh and judgmental during first meetings, but she is very loyal to those who later had win her approval. She isn't quick to give up on those cares about: even after learning Luke was a traitor in The Lightning Thief, she never completely stops caring about him and quickly took the sky from him in The Titan's Curse to save him from death.
According to Sally Jackson, Annabeth is the most level-headed demigod she has ever met. She hardly ever shows her true feelings, often hiding worry or upsetness with raw or teasing anger. When she assumed that Percy was dead in The Battle of the Labyrinth, she said to the crowd "He was probably the bravest friend I ever had", but when he emerged and she figured out that he recuperated on Calypso's island, she said he was "the single most annoying person I've ever met!" Since Percy left the camp for months, Annabeth has become reckless when a situation concerns him and developed a fear of being separated from him for a long time. She is greatly relieved when seeing him, but that quickly turns to anger with her judo-flipping him and threatening him to never leave her again.
Annabeth's fatal flaw is hubris, otherwise known as excessive pride: she thinks she can do anything and do it well, even building a world better than the gods. She believes that she could get her parents back together, build great monuments, and save Luke as shown in The Sea of Monsters. When Percy thinks that a world run by him would be terrible, Annabeth says he is lucky he doesn't have hubris, because she knows it is a really dangerous fatal flaw, which shows that she can recognise her mistakes.
Evidence of how her hubris can be a hindrance is seen during her confrontation with the Sphinx, where Annabeth was forced to answer several random questions from her. Despite answering all correctly, she notices that none of these questions are riddles, just random trivia, and demands a true challenge of her intelligence, though she knew that refusing to answer the riddles can result in her and her companions' losing their lives. Her actions effectively caused the Sphinx to attack them. In The Mark of Athena, Annabeth's arrogance leads her to mock Arachne after the weaver had already been captured. However, her insult toward Arachne leads the latter to thrash about in her prison, causing the floor of her layer to crack and break, weakening the already fragile structures. This ultimately causes both Annabeth and Percy to fall into Tartarus, along with Arachne.
FearsLike all other half-blood children of Athena, Annabeth has immense arachnophobia, freezing up just when she sees a spider or anything bearing a close resemblance to one. This fear is caused by Athena's bad history with Arachne, the mother of spiders who challenged Athena to see who could make the best tapestry. Both works were equal in beauty, but Athena couldn't stand the insult towards the Olympians, so she destroyed Arachne's tapestry and transformed her into a spider. Ever since then, Athena's children have been paranoid that every spider they see is out to get them - which is largely true as spiders are unusually aggressive to them. When she was young, the spiders would attack her at night and hide again when it was morning. Her stepmother would never believe her, thinking that the cobwebs were some sort of clever trick. In The Lightning Thief, Percy said that Annabeth was "screaming her head off" when they were in the Thrill Ride O' Love ride to get Ares' Shield. In the same book, she stated that any spider within the radius of one mile would be able to find her. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, she screamed when the metal spider leading to Hephaestus' forge pops up. In The Demigod Files, she carried a bottle of anti-spider bug spray in her trunk. In the Mark of Athena, Annabeth used her 'Chinese spidercuffs' to defeat Arachne, but it resulted in sending them both into Tartarus, along with Percy.
Annabeth was scared of Cyclopes because of an event in her childhood when Luke, Thalia, Grover, and herself were trapped by one when trying to make it to camp. The Cyclopes used Luke's voice for Thalia and Annabeth's voice for Luke. She states that when she found Luke, Thalia, and Grover, they were tied up and hanging from the ceiling. The Cyclopes used a variety of her friends' voice to try and lure her out into the open, using her father's voice when they finally located her. Annabeth says that she still has nightmares about the Cyclopes's voice and finds it very creepy when a Cyclops mimics another person's voice, such as when Tyson mimicked the voices he heard on the Princess Andromeda. Though not as scared of Cyclopes as she is of spiders, it still takes her most of The Sea of Monsters to be able to get close to Tyson, even though he was Percy's brother and helped her a lot throughout the book. However, she would later accept him along with other friendly Cyclopes.
Annabeth has tanned skin and a slender, athletic body. She has long, curly honey blond hair similar to "a princess." Percy said that she "looked like a typical California girl, except her stormy gray eyes ruined the image." As revealed in The Mark of Athena, she has a belly button despite not being born in the usual way.
Despite being taller than Percy originally, Annabeth is now shorter than him, standing at about 5'8 while Percy stands around 6'0. Although her hair was said to have a streak of gray as of The Titan's Curse due to the pressure of holding up the sky, she already lost it by The Mark of Athena. By The Hammer of Thor, Annabeth has started growing out her hair and the way it caught in the sunlight briefly reminded Magnus of Sif.
Annabeth often wears a ponytail, an orange Camp Half-Blood t-shirt, and/or her magical Yankees cap (though only during a fight, since it turns herself invisible). She also wears her father's college ring and later a coral pendant that Percy gave her on a leather necklace with the clay beads that she earned every year at Camp Half-Blood. Because she came to camp at age 7, she would have 9 or 10 beads.
Abilities and Tools
- ADHD: Annabeth's supernatural alertness and keen senses that keep her ready for, and alive, in battle.
- Dyslexia: Annabeth's brain is "hard-wired" for divine Ancient Greek instead of mortal languages.
- Fighting Skills: As the leader of the Athena's Cabin, Annabeth is a highly proficient combatant. She trained during her long stay at Camp Half-Blood. Though she is more capable with weapons, her hand-to-hand combat skills are considerable. She held off dozens of arai without a weapon, hold off an army of monsters in Tartarus, held her own against the giant Mimas and defeated the giant Enceladus with Athena's help.
- Morse Code: As show in The Blood of Olympus, Annabeth can both understand and communicate with Leo Valdez via Morse code.
- Willpower: Annabeth has amazing will power, as she was shown to hold the weight of the sky in a long period of time and survived Tarturus without going insane.
- Genius Intellect: Due to her heritage as a daughter of Athena (Goddess of Wisdom and Strategy), Annabeth holds outstanding intelligence. She is very knowledgeable in history and Greek myths, which is very useful in journeys and battles. She is the first child of Athena to uncover the mysteries of the Mark of Athena and solve it. Hazel has described Annabeth as being the brains of the Seven.
- Strategic Skill: Like her mother, Annabeth is a master tactician herself. Her analytical skills are extremely sharp, which helps her to try to outsmart her opponents through creative plans. She has continuously proven to be able to formulate effective pre and mid-battle strategies. Her skills are more prominent in The Last Olympian, where Athena and her made numerous battle plans of various lethal degrees. Percy acknowledges that Annabeth is the best strategist he knows.
- Craftsmanship: Because her mother is the goddess of crafts, Annabeth inherited her skill to certain extent.
- Architecture: Annabeth often studies ancient buildings and designs her own works, such as a temple for the gods in Demigod Files. She can calculate the respective weights of several construction materials with few glances. Her skill was enough to actually redesign the Olympus after the Second Titan War.
- Expert Technician: Through her study of Daedalus's notes of flying machines and her father's experience, Annabeth learned to control and maneuver a helicopter. Her skill allowed her to save a falling helicopter at her first try. In The Demigod Diaries, Annabeth supervises actual construction equipment during the reconstruction of Olympus. Besides Leo Valdez, the inventor of the ship, she is the only one who can operate the engine room of the Argo II.
- Weaving: In The Mark of Athena, Annabeth's hands move with "blazing speed" to make a rope with threads, even though it was her first time weaving and eventually stopped thinking about the task.
- Audiokinesis: Being a daughter of Athena (a goddess of the arts), Annabeth has an affinity for arts and music. She has disciplined the following abilities:
- Telumkinesis (limited): Since she is a daughter of Athena (Goddess of Warfare), Annabeth has great control over weapons, though to a much lesser degree than the children of Ares.
- Weapon Proficiency: She can instinctively know how to use any weapon.
- Knifemanship: Unlike most demigods who use mid-range weapons, Annabeth is shown to prefer and fight better with a knife rather than with a sword. She trained in knife fighting since the age of seven. Her skill is great shown enough to fight on par with a skilled fighter of Ethan Nakamura's caliber. She was capable enough to even fight against Kronos' Scythe, a weapon made by Gaea. Percy described this event as only the 'quickest and most skilled knife fighter could have managed', if only for a very limited time.
- Archery: Annabeth is shown to be somewhat skilled combatant with a bow.
- Swordsmanship: Annabeth is very skilled with swords, able to hold her own against larger, stronger opponents at the Parthenos.
- Disarmament: She can easily disarm almost anybody from their weapons.
- Weapon Proficiency: She can instinctively know how to use any weapon.
- Superhuman Agility: Being the daughter of a war goddess, Annabeth has shown countless times her amazing agility. She is able to make incredible feats, such as vault over tall objects with ease and grappling over a railing of a helicopter in mid-air.
- Superhuman Strength: Being the daughter of a war goddess, Annabeth is stronger than the average mortal. Even when battered and exhausted, she was able to physically hold the Titan Kronos (who was inside an equally tired demigod host) to a standstill with her knife.
- Superhuman Durability: Being the daughter of a war goddess, Annabeth is more durable than a regular human. She fell from a great height but only suffered a hurt ankle and managed to keep going with insufferable pain in Tarturus.
- Mystiokinesis (possibly): According to Circe in The Sea of Monsters, Annabeth has potential to perform magic.
- Hieroglyphic Spells: Annabeth could temporarily cast Hieroglyphic Spells. She used this when she, Percy and the Kane siblings fought Setne on Governors Island.
- A Celestial bronze knife that Annabeth uses as a weapon to kill monsters. It is said that the dagger will always protect the person wielding it, though this has yet to be confirmed. This knife was given to her by Luke Castellan, but it was later cursed for his betrayal. It was lost at the end of The Mark of Athena, but she briefly gains another after touching Sadie Kane's Wand, causing it to transform into a celestial bronze dagger.
- Her magical Yankees baseball cap that makes anyone turn invisible when put on. Its usefulness of stealth is an important factor in battle, which along with Annabeth's ingenuity makes it invaluable. It seems to have different levels of efficiency depending on the type of wielder and opponent. The cap was given to Annabeth as a gift from her mother on her twelfth birthday. In The Mark of Athena, it lost its magic after meeting Minerva. It is restored to by Athena in The Staff of Serapis to aid her daughter against the hybrid god Serapis in the Battle of Rockaway Beach.
- A bottle of Medea's Sunscreen, which makes the user invulnerable to certain types of fire, but it doesn't last forever. Annabeth's is tropical coconut scented.
- A waterproof yellow duffel bag from Hermes.
- A light javelin created by Tyson that Annabeth uses in the Chariot Races. It has buttoms to decide if it would explode on impact, make a blunt spearhead, and active a grappling hook.
- A silver coin which leads chosen demigod children of Athena to Athena Parthenos, a 40-foot tall statue infused with their mother's power. Even if Annabeth tries to throw the coin, it reappears on her pocket.
- A Drakon Bone Sword, which Annabeth uses as a weapon to kill monsters. It was given to her by Damasen after she lost her knife.
- A Mechanical Spider that helped Annabeth, Percy, Grover and Tyson find Hephaestus. She is quite scared of it because of her arachnophobia. It is unknown what happened to it after The Battle of the Labyrinth.
- A pair of Daedalus' Wings which will copy the movement of the user's arms and have limited flight or glide. Annabeth received them after the fight in Daedalus' Workshop in the Labyrinth. They were damaged and had to be thrown away to prevent mortals from seeing them.
- A Celestial bronze Video Shield that allows the user to see anywhere once sunlight hits it as long as they concentrate enough. The users might get motion sickness the first time. It was designed by Daedalus and forged by Charles Beckendorf. It was lost in The Demigod Diaries.
- A laptop with Daedalus' several notes and unfinished designs. It can change its size, show schematics, create scans, and produce an emergency credit card. It was given to Annabeth by Daedalus in hope she would improve his own ideas at the end of The Battle of the Labyrinth. Some of her ideas included the redesign of Olympus and 3D Chinese handcuffs inspired by Frank Zhang. It isn't clear whether the laptop was irrevocably lost in Tartarus.
- Carter Kane's Khopesh, a weapon designed to disarm an enemy by hooking the weapon. Annabeth traded this weapon to Carter for her Yankees cap to fight Setne in The Crown of Ptolemy. It was returned to Carter after the battle's end.
|“||Her voice caught on the word friend. Percy was a lot more than that. Even boyfriend really didn’t cover it. They’d been through so much together, at this point Percy was part of her—a sometimes annoying part, sure, but definitely a part she could not live without.||”|
The growing relationship between Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase plays an important role in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. In the beginning of The Lightning Thief, Annabeth first meets Percy after he defeats the Minotaur and collapses outside the camp boarder, seeing this she has hopes that he is "the one" destined to take her on her first quest. Although after Percy makes a fool of himself to the Hermes cabin, she decides he can't be it and yells at him for it. She was shown to be very cold towards Percy and found him annoying at first, which only became worse after finding out his father was Poseidon, her mother's rival. However Annabeth began to open up a little to Percy during their quest, especially after he helped her escape from mechanical spiders. Following this and opening up about their personal lives, Annabeth fully resolved that she considered Percy a friend and was even willing to sacrifice herself to allow him and his mother to leave the underworld. Despite this, she still doesn't like to show her feelings outright.
Annabeth likes Percy, which she hints at, but she still had lingering feelings of kinship towards Luke. At the very end of The Sea of Monsters, she kisses Percy on the cheek after they win the chariot race. In The Titan's Curse, there are suggestions of some romance between Annabeth and Percy, although this is complicated by her continuing belief in Luke despite his attempts to kill Percy numerous times and the fact that her mother disapproves of her "relationship" with Percy. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Annabeth finally expresses her feelings for Percy by kissing him good luck before she vanishes using her magic Yankee's cap. When Percy returns, she is extremely jealous because she suspects he has been with Calypso, who is cursed to fall in love with any hero that lands on her island. In The Demigod Files, Annabeth asked Percy to the Fourth of July fireworks which is "the biggest dating event of the summer." During her interview, Annabeth states that Percy is courageous, has a sense of humor, and is good-looking ("but don't you dare tell him I said that"). She also says that he is oblivious to how people feel even when it is totally obvious. In The Last Olympian, Annabeth is similarly jealous at Percy for hanging out with Rachel and angrily tells him to go on the vacation with the former. In the same book, Annabeth states Percy "looks cute when he's worried" when he first checks on her after she took a knife that was meant for him. When he asks her why she did it, she admits she knows he would do the same for her. Percy trusts her to tell her where his Achilles heel is, his only weak spot. After the defeat of Kronos and saving of Luke's soul, Annabeth confides to Luke as he dies that she always saw him as a brother, but never loved him. When Percy was offered immortality by the Olympians, he saw that Annabeth was very pale and suspected she was having a panic similar to the one he had when he thought she was going to join the Hunters of Artemis.
Later, Annabeth and Percy share their third kiss after he tries to tell her how he feels about her and tells him that she will never make things easy for him. But a raid of campers led by Clarisse snoop on this and throw them into the camp lake. Then comes to a fourth kiss underwater in an air bubble made by Percy under the surface of the lake who says it was 'the best underwater kiss of all time'. They are together as of the end of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. It is hinted that they might be married one day in the future as Annabeth said she wanted "to build something permanent" and Percy states that maybe they were "getting a good start together."
In The Demigod Diaries, Percy and Annabeth celebrate their one-month anniversary in Paris after they rescued George and Martha from Cacus. As a reward for rescuing them, Hermes teleported them to Paris, where they enjoy a dinner, a walk, and a boat ride. In The Lost Hero, it is said that Percy and Annabeth are still dating, but he goes missing for three days and Annabeth becomes very worried. She starts getting visions that telling her to go to the Grand Canyon to find someone with one shoe. Annabeth thought that person would be Percy, her boyfriend, but instead it was Jason Grace, son of Jupiter, Zeus' Roman counterpart. She gets mad at him because she wants to find Percy instead. She yells at the sky saying,"What do you want from me? What have you done with him?" At the end of the book, it is revealed that Percy and Jason are switched because they are both war leaders of each camp, much to Annabeth's dismay. She says that she will join Jason, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez on their next quest to go to Camp Jupiter to look for Percy and find the other possible demigods (the Roman ones who should be on the quest to cooperate with the Greek demigods against the Giants and the earth goddess Gaea on the War. In The Son of Neptune, Percy remembers that Annabeth kissed him whenever he did something stupid. He later mentions that she must have kissed him a lot - also hinting that he did stupid stuff a lot too. In The Mark of Athena, Annabeth appears to be nervous and excited to meet Percy, and she feels she is becoming reckless about her decisions as she is desperate to meet him. It is revealed that she had secretly harbored a crush on him since they were twelve years old, but only last summer had she properly fell for him. Annabeth thinks that her feelings for him seemed to have grown more "painfully intense". Annabeth tells Percy that she loves him, and has a fear of losing him completely and that they need to be together to be truly happy, as she is only at home with Percy.
In The House of Hades, Annabeth and Percy go through the most difficult challenges they have ever faced in their demigod lives, as they journey through the punishments of Tartarus. However, through the challenges and difficulties they faced, their relationship has become stronger. Annabeth even thinks of having children in the future as she promised Iapetus and Damasen that she will tell their stories and goodwill to "our" children. It is highly likely that the "our" refers to both Percy's and her children, and that she sees marriage and motherhood in her future. In The Blood of Olympus, Annabeth and Percy's relationship remains stable, continuing their partnership and romantic relationship during the war. They eventually get ready for New Rome's college and a life there together.
|“||Family, Luke. You promised.||”|
–Annabeth reminding Luke of his promise to her years ago, in The Last Olympian
Annabeth started to like Luke when he gave her his knife on the streets when they travelled from monsters with Thalia. During the events of The Lightning Thief, Annabeth introduced Luke to Percy and acted shy around him. When Grover, Annabeth, and Percy sent an Iris message to camp, Luke appears on the other side of the rainbow and Annabeth immediately tries to clean herself off. After Luke betrayed the camp and almost killed Percy, she took it very hard.
In The Sea of Monsters, Luke offered her a place in the Titan army and says that if Thalia were alive, she would have joined his side too. When Annabeth refused, she escaped and led Percy to a secret hideout, revealing how she met Luke and the promise that he and Thalia would be her new family. Since then, the relationship between Luke and Annabeth becomes a constant source of conflict between her and Percy. During the events of the next few books, she begins to show feelings for Percy, but every time Percy brought up the fact that they have to stop Luke, she would always defend him. Even during the events of The Titan's Curse when Percy believed that Luke was dead, Annabeth had a feeling that he wasn't.
|“||He came under a flag of truce. He said he only wanted five minutes to talk. He looked scared, Percy. He told me Kronos was going to use him to take over the world. He said he wanted to run away, like the old days. He wanted me to come with him... I told Luke there was no way. He got mad. He said - he said I might as well fight him right there because it was the last chance I'd get... Hermes was right. Maybe if I'd gone with him. I could've changed his mind.||”|
–Annabeth talking about Luke, in The Last Olympian
In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy believes that Luke has become completely lost after forcing Percy to fight another demigod and almost kill Annabeth and Rachel Elizabeth Dare, making off handed remarks after they escaped about how evil Luke had become. His words greatly upset Annabeth, who began to yell at Percy for being so cold. In The Battle of the Labyrinth, Luke was the "love" Annabeth had lost to a fate worse than death when he became the host of Kronos.
During the Battle of Manhattan, Annabeth reminded a struggling Luke about his promise to be a family, which led him to decide sacrifice himself with the same knive he gave her. In his dying moments, he asked Annabeth whether she ever loved him while taking her hand. Annabeth told Luke "You were like a brother to me, Luke, but I didn't love you." Luke just nodded, having expected this, and died moments later.
Grover Underwood is one of Annabeth's closest friends. He helped her get to Camp Half-Blood when she was only a child. They remained friends throughout their relationship and fought together often. Annabeth usually showed concern for him.
In the end of The Last Olympian when Percy is fighting Luke, Grover is holding Annabeth to protect her. While searching for the Athena Parthenos under Rome in The Mark of Athena, Annabeth used the survival skills Grover taught her to continue on through her underground quest.
Annabeth met Thalia when she was seven and had run away from home. The two and Luke ran from monsters for years. After Thalia sacrificed herself, to save her, Luke, and Grover, Annabeth mourned her lost. Thalia recovered her original form with the magical powers of the Golden Fleece, so the two re-established their close friendship. Annabeth and Thalia attended the same school for a year in The Titan's Curse. Though Thalia later joined the Hunt instead of staying at Camp Half-Blood, the two still are close friends.
Annabeth was jealous of Rachel not only because Percy would hang out with her whenever he needed an escape from camp, but also because of the fact that she needed a mortal's help on her quest. When the two meet, Annabeth treated Rachel with hostility, due to this reason. She also disliked Rachel's weirdness.
However, two eventually start to connect because of their mutual problems with their parents and interest in arts. After a while, Annabeth starts to like Rachel a little more. Eventually, Annabeth went out of her way to save Rachel from a falling helicopter. Once she realizes Percy and Rachel are only friends, Annabeth gives the two time alone to say goodbye after exiting the Labyrinth. After Rachel became the new Oracle of Delphi, Annabeth and Rachel started to become much better friends as the Oracle is prohibited from dating anybody. In The House of Hades, Annabeth asks for Rachel's help by sending a note to her from Tartarus.
Chiron is a close friend and advisor to Annabeth. She stayed under his care at Camp Half-Blood for almost ten years. The two developed a mutual bond of trust between each other. Chiron shares all his secrets with Annabeth, including her part in the Great Prophecy, which is why she was somewhat offended when he refused to tell her about Camp Jupiter in the The Lost Hero.
Annabeth is close with Percy's mother. Sally treats Annabeth with kindness and believes that Annabeth is the most level-headed demigod to ever to hit the eighth grade. She also believes that she keeps Percy from getting killed. Percy secretly admits to this statement. In The Mark of Athena, Annabeth mentions often visiting Sally to keep both their hopes up that somewhere, Percy is still alive. Annabeth mentions crying together, hinting that the two of them grew close in a trying time.
While their friendship is not mentioned extensively, Nico respects Annabeth and is at times shown to listen to her more than Percy, possibly to annoy him. However, in The Battle of the Labyrinth, his view of her improved to the point of friendship, as he chose to save not only Percy, but Annabeth as well when he named himself the Ghost King.
In The Mark of Athena, it is revealed that Annabeth has always had mixed feelings about Nico di Angelo, and suspects that he had a crush on her. However, Annabeth herself has no feelings for him beyond kinship, since he is too young, too moody, and has a certain darkness in him that makes Annabeth uneasy. Furthermore, she has always found it hard to "read" Nico and his actions. However, Annabeth still admits to feeling responsible for him, and can relate to feeling like Nico did after Bianca's death—a homeless orphan, drifting through the world alone.
In The House of Hades, it is finally revealed that Nico was actually jealous of Annabeth, not in love with her, due to her relationship with Percy (his actual love interest), which is why Nico initially didn't want to be around her. After seeing Annabeth and Percy holding hands, Nico looks pained, showing that his secret crush on Percy is as strong as ever.
In The Blood of Olympus, it is revealed that after her return from Tartarus, Annabeth went out of her way to thank Nico for being nice to Iapetus (even before Percy did so), and telling the Titan that Percy is worth saving. While Nico is still very jealous of Annabeth, and wants to hate her, he cannot bring himself to, since Annabeth's gratitude was genuine and sincere, and she never overlooked or avoided Nico like most people. Hence, Nico admits to himself that it would have been far easier for him if she were a horrible person. Later in the book, when Hades reveals to Nico that one of the Seven is destined to die, the idea of any of them (even Annabeth) dying made him feel empty—like he was back in the dark Giants' Bronze Jar. By the end of the book, Nico finally finds the courage to tell Percy and Annabeth about his past crush on Percy, coming out for the first time. By that point, however, Nico has come to realize that Percy is not his type, and that he is genuinely happy for Percy and Annabeth. While Annabeth is certainly shocked at such an unexpected revelation from Nico, she smiles at the son of Hades and high-fives him.
Nico and Annabeth are on good terms. In the Camp Half-Blood Confidential, Nico, Percy, and Annabeth helps with the FAQ. Nico is also happy that Annabeth is at camp.
Hazel and Annabeth met in The Mark of Athena, and Annabeth was jealous of Hazel and the adventures she had with Percy, and how protective he was of her. Annabeth even thought Hazel and Percy were a couple, but she dismissed the thought when she realized she was dating Frank Zhang. Annabeth was also very curious when she found out Hazel was the sister of Nico di Angelo, when she saw her holding a Ruby, and when she saw her looking at Leo sadly. Annabeth was also suspicious of Hazel when she covered up what Ella was saying, which was clearly a prophecy. However, Annabeth felt a glimmer of hope when Hazel rode Arion to distract the Romans. Later, Annabeth left a queasy Hazel at her cabin door to help Frank and Percy.
That night, the ship had dinner, and Hazel defended Annabeth, saying that she was right, and later got worried when she mentioned the The legend Reyna started mentioning. After, when Annabeth and Percy talked about Nico, Annabeth wanted to immediately talk to Hazel about it, showing the closeness of the two over a short amount of time. Annabeth later tried cheering up Hazel after she got into a fight with Jason and Leo by telling her funny stories about Percy.
Later, when the Argo II reached Charleston, Annabeth went on a girls adventure with Piper McLean and Hazel by following a map to find a ghost, and empathized with Hazel when she saw that she was nervous, thinking about everything she must’ve seen in the Fields of Asphodel already. She didn’t mind hanging out with Hazel, even if she was creeped out by everything there. The two also found out about her falling out with Athena/Minerva from Aphrodite/Venus. Later, Hazel smiled at Annabeth when she saw her hug Percy, being supportive of the couple. Annabeth also promised to find Leo and Frank when Hazel got worried. The two interacted more and more on the ship, becoming close friends by the time they got to Rome.
After Annabeth outsmarted Arachne, Hazel looked at Annabeth with admiration, but was the first person to realize that Arachne’s rope was pulling her into Tartarus and yelled for everyone to cut the rope, and for everyone to help her. The last thing Annabeth heard before falling into Tartarus was Hazel crying for help. Hazel was extremely saddened for Annabeth falling into the pit but still trusted that she could save her.
In The House of Hades, Hazel sobbed when she saw Percy and Annabeth come out from the Doors of Death limp as corpses, and demanded that Clytius let them go, and could feel Annabeth’s life force wane. Hazel was shocked when she saw Annabeth and Percy covered with black smoke and wanted nothing else but to save them from Pasiphaë and Clytius. Annabeth also demanded that Hazel stay with the Argo II because they needed her, and didn’t want her to get lost in the labyrinth.
In The Blood of Olympus, Hazel cried to everyone about giving Leo the cure and manipulating the mist. Everyone was mad at Hazel first, but their anger subsided because they couldn’t stand seeing Hazel cried. Annabeth, Hazel, Piper, and Reyna all became inseparable helping the two camps get along. The two have remained in contact, hoping to monthly Argo II réunion parties.
Annabeth and Leo spent a lot of time together working on the Argo II, and became closer. They bonded over engineering and machinery. Annabeth is the only person, other than Leo, who can operate the engine room. Annabeth is often shown to be in awe of Leo's skills with building. Annabeth is also the person that made Leo change his mind about blondes, and in fact actually scares Leo to a certain degree. Leo blamed himself for Annabeth's fall into Tartarus, and showed how much he cared for her. Ultimately, however, Leo is the one to save Annabeth and Percy in The House of Hades by flinging a screwdriver at the Doors of Death, managing to open them just in time. Like the rest, Annabeth is devastated at Leo's death in The Blood of Olympus.
hough there are few interactions between Frank and Annabeth, it is obvious that Frank respects and trusts her. When Leo teased him about Chinese handcuffs in The Mark of Athena, he went to Annabeth for help in trying to figure out how to beat them. Annabeth later uses his advice to help her defeat Arachne. Frank was upset when she and Percy both fell in to Tartarus. It is revealed in The House of Hades, that even though his father's voices tried to set him against Annabeth, he had ultimately come to trust and respect Annabeth.
In The Blood of Olympus, at Leo's insistence, Frank doesn't reveal the former's suicidal plan to Annabeth. After Leo's death, Frank breaks down crying and reveals the truth to Annabeth, who initially looks furious, but her rage quickly dissipates by the time Frank is done explaining, since she admits that staying mad at him was hard when Frank was crying, and the plan sounded like the exact thing that Leo would have done. Frank, Hazel, and Reyna let Annabeth and Percy know that they can live in New Rome as long as they'd like after completing their senior year of high school
Jason and Annabeth have a somewhat difficult relationship. When they first meet at the Grand Canyon, Annabeth treated him with hostility because she was hoping her boyfriend would be there. After calming down, she treats Jason as more of a problem waiting to be solved, as he has no memory of his past. Before leaving to search for Percy again, she tells Jason a bit about Thalia, the other child of Zeus. After remembering that Thalia is his sister, Jason confides in her that they are related, something he isn't sure Annabeth completely believes. Later, Jason and Annabeth both figure out that Percy is at Camp Jupiter and could be in danger, so Jason allows her to come with them on the Argo II.
By the time the Argo II sailed for Camp Jupiter, Annabeth is still a bit distrusting of Jason, feeling that the trip to the Roman camp could be some kind of trap. She also feels that he is too perfect, as he always acts nobly, does the honorable thing, and even looks too perfect. Some of her dislike of him also comes from the constant reminder of how much she misses Percy. But as the Mark of Athena went further, Piper couldn't help but notice Jason and Annabeth are too similar. When Annabeth falls to Tartarus, Jason regrets not flying back earlier to help her. Annabeth cried when she found out he died.
Reyna first meets Annabeth in The Mark of Athena, and seems to respects her as a warrior and treats her as an equal. When the two talk alone, she is eager to listen to everything Annabeth has to say and they seem to get along well, with Annabeth feeling like she could tell Reyna anything. She even told Reyna, the location of Camp Half-Blood in a token of friendship. After Camp Jupiter is attacked because of the Eidolons (framing the Greek demigods), her faith in Annabeth begins to waver. After the two camps start to fight, Reyna sees Annabeth's life as a fair price to pay for some kind of peace between the camps, but respects Annabeth enough to allow her to leave and maybe find another way. She also trusts Annabeth's word enough to travel across the Mare Nostrum to the Necromanteion, endangering her praetorship in the process, in order to bring the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood to finally heal the rift between the two camps permanently, because of a note written by Annabeth to Reyna while in Tartarus. Towards the end of The House of Hades, Reyna is shown to hug Annabeth, telling her that everything would be okay in the end. Also, they are shown to joke around together. This hints at the beginning of a friendship between them.
They finally reunite in The Blood of Olympus, after the Giants' defeat, just as Gaea had finally awakened. After Gaea's defeat, Reyna and Annabeth, along with Piper and Hazel, become inseparable, as they help the camps get along.
Annabeth has a close relationship with her mother despite meeting her very little, perhaps attributed to her poor relationships with her other family members. In the The Lightning Thief, she states that she had been to Olympus with some other campers at the solstice. There, Athena gave her the invisible Yankees cap as a twelfth birthday present. When the Sirens sang to her, she saw her father and her mother together again and happy.
Annabeth holds her mother in very high regard, often trying to follow her example. She would often carry out her actions in accordance to what she thinks Athena would do, stating "Athena always has a plan". Likewise, her mother trusts Annabeth and seems to see her daughter as "her pride and joy". They seem to discuss many things and have a set of plans in preparation for any catastrophe. Athena made Annabeth the new architect of Olympus after the damage caused during the Battle of Manhattan.
Part of the reason Annabeth disliked Percy when they first met was because she felt that they should hate each other because their parents do, though she later decided she liked Percy enough to be his friend regardless of what her mother would think. Athena disapproved of her daughter's relationship with Percy and claimed that keeping him alive would be dangerous to the gods, much to Annabeth's grief. Though they love each other, Annabeth's unwavering devotion to Percy caused a rift between her and her mother. Athena finally seems to have accepted it in the end, though reluctantly. However, her mother's Roman form refused to help Annabeth find Percy despite her pleas, as Minerva hated the Romans and felt that if Percy had joined them then he should die too. This argument resulted in Annabeth's invisibility cap losing its power for a time.
Annabeth had several issues with her father. Because of her status as a demigod attracting monsters and knowing that he had been reluctant to take her in as a baby, Annabeth felt that he, along with the rest of her mortal family, hated her. This resulted in her running way from home at the age of seven and became a year-rounder at camp. While talking to Percy in The Lightning Thief, Annabeth told Percy that if it was her dad imprisoned by Hades, she would leave him to rot. Although after encouragement from Percy and remembering how her dad wrote a letter asking her to give him another chance, Annabeth decided to go back to him and her step-mother for the school year. When the Sirens sang to her in The Sea of Monsters, she saw her father and her mother together again and happy.
After some time, Annabeth reestablished contact and occasionally met with her father. They tried to make it work three times, with the third try finally working out for the most part. Around The Titan's Curse, it seems her relationship with Fredrick is getting better, especially after her father showed that he does care for her by helping Percy, Grover and Zoe find her.
By The Last Olympian, she seems to be living with him again, though this isn't for certain because she is going to go to a school in New York near Percy's and her family lives in San Francisco.
At first, Annabeth had a terrible relationship with her step-mother. She would see the daughter of Athena as a danger to her children and would accuse her of purposefully endangering them when she was seven. Annabeth would soon run away from home.
Eight years later she would come to regret her treatment of her step-daughter and has her friends tell her she has a home with them. The two would then patch up there relationship.
Annabeth seemed to have good relationship with her cousin Magnus in the end of The Sword of Summer. The last time they saw each other was when they were six at a family reunion. They would later meet again after his first death in the mortal world. She was shocked yet exuberant to see her cousin alive again and was quick to offer him some assistance after realizing his demigod status. Despite the difference in pantheons, the daughter of Athena would help out the son of Frey however she could.
Gods and Goddesses
Dionysus often got Annabeth's name wrong, replacing her name with names such as "Annie Bell" and seemed to care very little for her well-being like he did with another demigods, despite being their camp director. Despite his dislike for demigods in general, Dionysus did provide aid to Thalia, Zoë, and Percy when they were going on a quest to save Annabeth. By going so, he indirectly helped her by helping her rescue party continue in their quest.
Annabeth has a terrible relationship with Hera. In 'The Battle of the Labyrinth, she helped Annabeth and her companions in their quest many times. However, at the end of the book Annabeth accuses her of wanting perfect families and not caring about their 'imperfect' family members. This enrages Hera who curses her after this, sending "intestinally challenged cows" after her. She tries to injure Annabeth with her statue at Olympus, though ends up trapping her stepdaughter Thalia. In The Lost Hero, Annabeth doesn't seem to care if Hera is killed or imprisoned forever, believing that it is a favor for them and that Hera is getting what she deserves. This resentment greatly increased after the "gamble" Hera made by sending Percy to the other camp with possibly no memory.
Annabeth respects Artemis, to the point she considered joining the Hunt but decided against at the end. In the Demigod Files, Annabeth is asked who the wisest god/goddess is apart from her mom and she states, "I've always admired Artemis, too... She spends more time in the mortal world than most gods, too, so she understands what's going on. She doesn't understand guys, though. I guess nobody's perfect."
Annabeth hasn't spoken to Poseidon directly, but in The Lightning Thief when talking about him with his demigod son Percy, she expressed very little respect for him as his mother's rival. She felt that she should dislike him and his children due to his rivalry with Athena, though she seemed to have lost this opinion over time, in part due to her friendship and eventual romance with his demigod son. Unlike Athena, Poseidon has not shown any ill will to his son's relationship with her. In fact, he may even support their relationship considering her and Percy's third kiss was in his domain.
Annabeth was very close to joining the Hunters when she was a kid. Grover found a brochure about the Hunt in her backpack and Thalia stated "Annabeth wanted to join the Hunters. Maybe you should think about why." A possible hint was when Percy and Annabeth were in the military school, they talked about her problems of moving to San Francisco. She said, "It's more serious than that. Percy I...I should probably tell you something." This could possibly mean that she was going to join the hunt to escape monsters and her problems. In the end, Annabeth decides against it because she didn't want to swear off boys forever.
During their only meeting, Annabeth and Alex were friendly with each other.
FilmAlexandra Daddario. Unlike the books, Annabeth has brown hair instead of blonde and blue eyes instead of gray. In the film, Annabeth is seen at Camp Half-Blood after Percy's battle with the Minotaur, fighting several campers at once and beating them all during a camp tradition of Capture the Flag. She later takes on Percy during a game of Capture the Flag and very easily defeats him, until he goes to the water (the camp stream) to heal himself, which he then proceeds to fight her more forcefully and successfully disarms her. Later, Annabeth decides to go on the quest with Percy and Grover.
During the quest, Medusa specifically wants to kill her because her mother, Athena, cursed her. Grover saves Annabeth while Percy distracts Medusa; she drives the car that knocks Medusa to the ground to give Percy time to escape and behead her with his celestial bronze sword, Riptide. Then, after securing Medusa's head for potential further use, Percy and Annabeth have a conversation by a motel pool the night before assaulting the replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee.
They discuss their parents and the conversation seems to be heading towards even more personal subjects, but Grover interrupts them. Annabeth heads to the Underworld with Percy and Grover, then to Mount Olympus where she sees Luke's betrayal for herself. On Olympus, Annabeth meets her mother for the first time. It is assumed that this was one of her lifelong wishes. She is a formidable fighter and shows her book counterpart's ability to react to events that happened in Greek mythology, such as warning Percy about the Hydra in the fight in Nashville (which was in the guise of the replica Parthenon's janitors) and the story of Hercules and Hermes going to the Underworld.
The film opens with a flashback following young Annabeth, Grover, Luke, and their friend Thalia Grace running towards Camp Half-Blood while being pursued by monsters. The group halts to a panicked stop when a tree falls on Grover, trapping his leg underneath. Thalia sacrifices herself for the protection of her friends as she meets her demise by holding off the monsters. Young Annabeth and her friends witness Thalia's growth into a tree and the creation of the invisible borders around the camp created by Zeus.
Cutting to a new scene set present day, Annabeth is cheering on Percy Jackson in his competition against Clarisse La Rue. Percy almost reaches his objective and wins the tournament when he spots another fellow camper in need of help and Annabeth watches as his fatal flaw takes over and he chooses to help out a friend over winning. She and Grover, who had been betting on Percy, rush over to help Percy when he is knocked out. Following his defeat, Clarisse brags about her performance and calls Percy's last quest a stroke of luck. Annabeth and Grover defend him against her taunts and attempt to console him afterwards when he begins to doubt himself. Mr. Dionysus, the god of wine and camp director, and Chiron investigate into the case of a Cyclops somehow making its way through the Camp barriers who is revealed to be Tyson, Percy's half-brother. Upon this discovery, Annabeth treats Tyson with immediate dislike and apprehension.
The campers tease Percy and Tyson, with Annabeth sitting nearby with the Athena campers when the camp is attacked by a Colchis Bull. Annabeth tag teams with Percy, ordering him to distract the bull while she stabs it. The plan quickly falls apart when it does minimal damage and Annabeth flees the scene. Percy finally defeats the monster with the help of Grover, Annabeth, and Clarisse. Luke Castellan confronts Percy who tries to persuade Percy to align with him. Percy declines the offer and Luke disappears. Meeting with the rest of the camp at Thalia's tree, they declare that Thalia's Tree has been poisoned. Annabeth questions who would do such a thing when Percy announces it was Luke's plan to poison the tree. Annabeth, relieved by her friend's appearance and confirmed safety, runs up and hugs him while the campers realize that with Thalia's Tree poisoned it has left the camp and its campers vulnerable to future attacks. Questioning a prophecy that Luke had mentioned earlier in their meeting, Percy visits the Oracle for answers while Annabeth proposes a quest to Mr. D to search for The Golden Fleece, the only object capable of restoring Thalia's Tree. Dionysus originally shoots down the quest idea but announces it later that night, appointing Clarisse to lead it much to Annabeth's dismay and annoyance.
Grover and Annabeth are convinced by Percy to head out and look for the Fleece. The group is accompanied by Tyson despite Annabeth's protests. Realizing that Tyson's eye would be a problem for the group, she sprays Mist on him in order to create the illusion that he has two eyes instead of one. Hailing the Taxi of Damnation, the four of them are ejected from the cab in Washington DC, but not before Percy receives the coordinates for the Sea of Monsters by threatening them with their one eye.
Grover is kidnapped by Chris Rodriguez and friends although Annabeth, Percy, and Tyson attempt to foil the attack and get him back. With Grover gone, the three of them are dejected before Annabeth leads them to Hermes who offers them a thermos that releases the wind from the four corners of the Earth and a magical box sealer that can make anything disappear when taped around any border. George and Martha, two snakes on Hermes staff, give the trio information about Luke's whereabouts, including that he's currently settled on the Princess Andromeda. Tyson asks Poseidon for assistance across the water to get to Luke's yacht and is answered by the arrival of a hippocampus. Percy hesitates, disappointed with his own lack of response from Poseidon whenever he attempts to communicate with him. Annabeth encourages Percy to get on the hippocampi and he does, the two sharing a smile as she glides her hand through the water and looks back at him.
Annabeth is captured along with Percy and Tyson when they find their way onto the yacht where they find out about Luke's plan to resurrect Kronos and destroy Olympus. Annabeth voices Luke about her disappointment in him and his plans to destroy the gods after what Thalia had sacrificed for them. Luke's anger is mutual, not being able to understand why Annabeth would be siding with the gods. The three of them are held in the brig where Annabeth becomes suspicious of Tyson's involvement in their capture. Percy watches as Annabeth holds a piece of Thalia's Tree in her hand and looks over it worriedly. Percy frees them using the magical box sealer by putting the tape over the cell door, retrieved by Annabeth who snatched the bag as Percy manipulated the strength of the waves to knock it over and towards her. The group fights through Luke's men and a manticore to a boat where Annabeth uncaps the thermos to aid in their getaway.
Percy lets Tyson take over driving the boat with the thermos while he sits on the end with Annabeth. She admits that she wouldn't have let Tyson do it if she were Percy. Percy asks her why she hates Tyson so much and Annabeth reveals that it was a Cyclops that had killed Thalia and she hasn't been able to trust one ever since then. The boat is then consumed by Charybdis after Tyson loses the thermos and they discover that Clarisse and her crew have already been sucked in on their travels. Clarisse and Percy work together to concoct a plan to escape the monster's stomach, Annabeth and Tyson wishing Percy luck. The group escapes the monster and they arrive at Circle Island, Polyphemus's lair.
Annabeth helps defeat Polyphemus and is surprised by Luke's arrival who demands the fleece from the group. Luke fires a crossbow at Percy who refused to hand over the fleece but it is Tyson who purposely takes the shot for Percy and falls down to the water below. Following Tyson's death, the four are tied up to posts as they watch Luke use the fleece to begin reviving Kronos. Percy, feeling the situation is hopeless, gives up before Annabeth gives him a pep talk and tells him to create his own destiny instead of thinking about what the Oracle prophesied. Percy uncaps Riptide in order to untie Grover from his post and Percy runs off to fight Luke as the rest of them are left to fight Luke's men.
Distracted by Tyson's reappearance, who explains that since he is a descendant from Poseidon the water healed his wounds, the fleece resurrects Kronos and the five of them work together to defeat him. Luke and Grover are captured by Kronos and swallowed, emitting a shocked reaction from Annabeth and Clarisse. Percy, remembering the lines from the prophecy ('cursed blade shall reap'), uses Riptide to slay the Titan and the others erupt in cheers over the victory. Luke and Grover were then spat out by Kronos during his defeat, Luke falling into Polyphemus's lair. Annabeth, happy about the demise of the Titan, is stabbed from the back by the Manticore who is later killed by Grover and Clarisse. Percy holds Annabeth in his arms as her friends look over her body in tears as she dies but is later brought back when Percy wraps her in the Fleece.
Returning to Camp Half-Blood, Percy and his friends watch as Clarisse is given the honors to return the Fleece to Thalia's Tree and regain the tree's strength and the borders. All is well around the camp, with the campers celebrating their victory, until Grover runs up to Percy during a meal and warns him about something big happening. Percy, worried for Annabeth's safety since she was on duty, runs to the Thalia's Tree and is told by Annabeth that the Fleece had worked "too well". They inspect the tree and watch as Thalia regains her human form and is awaken. Confused, Thalia introduces herself as the daughter of Zeus. The movie ends with a voiceover from Percy talking about how Thalia's relation to one of the Big Three could change everything since he might not be the hero talked about in the prophecy.
Video GameAnnabeth is one of the main characters in the video game. Her attacks are mostly accurate Physical attacks. She also has a move that greatly increases Teamwork. She has no resistance or vulnerability to any type of moves.
Light Physical attack that boosts Teamwork.
Invisibility for one ally. Increases Teamwork.
Accurate Fire attack against one enemy.
Unavoidable Physical damage against an enemy.
Chink in the Armor
Penetrating Physical attack against a single enemy.
Flat of the Blade
Physical damage and Stun against a single enemy.
Fire damage against a single enemy, with Splash Damage.
Major Teamwork increase.
Attack on the Move
Light Physical attack against all enemies.
Weak vs Physical against a single enemy.
Weak vs Fire and Slow against a single enemy.
Very accurate Physical attack against a single enemy.
Three quick Physical attack against a single enemy.
Invisibility for all allies. Increases Teamwork.
Her first name, 'Annabeth' is an anagram of 'Athena' with a few extra letters which are N and B. Annabeth is a variant of the Hebrew name, Anna, and the name means "God has favored me" as this could possibly been seen as Athena, her mother, very much favors her daughter. The third syllable of her name, Beth, is a common shortened form of another Hebrew name, Elizabeth, which means "my God is an oath" or perhaps "my God is abundance". Beth can also be a nickname for Bethany, a female name first used as the name of a town in the Christian Bible, which is believed to mean "house of figs".
Chase is a Middle English surname, the occupational name for a hunter. In Middle English, the word "chase" means "hunt." This may come from that she has similar attributes with a huntress and almost decided to join the Hunters of Artemis.
- When Rick Riordan chose the name Annabeth, he modeled Annabeth after Atalanta, a great Greek heroine with blond hair and fierce eyes.
- Her first name, 'Annabeth' is an anagram of 'Athena' with a few extra letters (N and B).
- According to the Magnus Chase series, Annabeth has Swedish ancestry on her father's side.
- She is the only known demigod to have family with connections to the other pantheons, as her cousin Magnus is the son of the Norse god Frey.
- She could be a legacy of Frey: In The Hammer of Thor, Loki mentions that the sword Skofnung can only be wielded by the descendants of Swedish nobility, an act that her uncle was able to do. In The Sword of Summer, Gunilla mentions that the kings of Sweden were descendants of Frey. Assuming that at least one of his noble ancestors was a descendant from Frey's line of the family, this theory could be possible.
- Annabeth and Percy's partnership mirrors the creation of the chariot - Athena made the body of the chariot, while Poseidon created the horse as a creature to supply the muscle to make it move. Likewise, Annabeth is usually the one who comes up with the plan and Percy is the one who supplies the strength to make it work, even though sometimes this is reversed.
- Circe's offer to help her realize her potential in magic alludes to Athena (and more often Minerva) being recognized as a goddess of magic by some cults.
- She has been asked to leave Camp Half-Blood more than anyone else in the series:
- As of The House of Hades, she, Percy, and Nico di Angelo are the only demigods known to have gone to Tartarus and survive the experience.
- When teaming up with Carter and Sadie Kane against Setne, Annabeth volunteered to host the goddess Nekhbet instead of Percy. However, Nekhbet found Annabeth unsuitable due to her more complicated mind, whereas Percy had a simpler mind.
- Like Percy, Annabeth dreamed of getting her parents back together at one point.
- Annabeth always yearned to visit the Parthenon in Athens, both because she loves architecture and for being her mother's greatest temple.
- As revealed in The Mark of Athena, the most annoying question that she would get from fellow demigods was whether or not she had a belly button, due to her being a "brain child."
- Children of Athena were born from her head, as Athena sprouted from Zeus' head, fully grown and fully armored. According to mythology , Zeus had swallowed Athena's mother, Metis, whole.
- She is extremely touchy about people messing with her stuff. Percy made a joke that she has her knife reserved for two uses: monsters, and people who touch her things. Coincidently:
- She is one of the few people in camp who secretly carry their cellphones.
- She carries a teddy bear in her camp bag.
- Despite her experiences with Rome, she admires the design of New Rome and wants to change her redesign of Olympus based on some of their work.
- She is very fond of animals. In The Staff of Serapis, she couldn't bring herself to kill a statue of a dog with her bronze dagger, even though she knew it wasn't a real dog.
- Strangely, Annabeth said that she didn't know the whole Great Prophecy, but she might have lied to Percy to protect him after being told to do so by Chiron.
- Annabeth is the first child of Athena noted for having a romantic relationship with a child of Poseidon.
- She is the only demigod in the series to encounter a god from every Pantheon that has its own canon series (as opposed to the various pantheons that are mentioned as existing or at least having people that believe in them, such as Apollo mentioning the Hindu god Indra and a man in Alaska telling Percy about the Inuit gods, and not counting the non-canon series of Rick Riordan Presents), as she has met all the Greek Gods, briefly encountered her mother while she was in her Roman state as Minerva as well as meeting the Roman gods without Greek equivalents Janus and Terminus, met the Egyptian goddess Nekhbet during a team up with the Kane siblings, and encountered the Norse god Loki at her cousin Magnus' funeral (though she wasn't aware that this was Loki due to his disguise as the priest conducting the service). She also met the Egyptian-Greek hybrid god Serapis in a team-up with Sadie Kane.
- When Rick Riordan originally told the story of Percy Jackson to his son Haley Riordan, Annabeth had brown hair.
- In the film adaptation of The Lightning Thief, Annabeth has brown hair, which came under heavy controversy from fans and led to the actress dying her hair blonde for the film's sequel. Ironically, in the Mark of Athena, Annabeth states that she wishes she had brown hair, as she believed that people would take her more seriously if her hair wasn't blonde. As The Mark of Athena came out two years after the release of the first film, it is possible this statement was a subtle reference to the film and hair controversy.
- Annabeth is the only character to appear in every book in Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus series to date. However, she only appeared in The Son of Neptune in a dream using Grover Underwood's Empathy Link.
- She also appears in every book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard trilogy.
- She is the only one of the three main protagonists from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series to be seen in The Lost Hero, with Percy missing and Grover out searching for him.
- Along with Percy, Annabeth is one of two characters in any of the series to have their their POV told in both first- and third-person. In her case, she had several third-person chapters in The Heroes of Olympus as well as having her perspective of The Staff of Serapis written in third-person, and a first-person chapter in Camp Half-Blood Confidential.
- Annabeth is the only member of the Seven to have not yet appeared in the Trials of Apollo series(due to her appearances in the Magnus Chase series). It is unknown if she will appear in the final novel.