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Shut up, Lucky. In the real world, accidents happen. Strings break sometimes.

– Damien to Chiara in The Hidden Oracle.

Damien White is a Greek demigod son of Nemesis, the minor goddess of retribution, vengeance, balance, and justice. He is in a secret relationship with Chiara Benvenuti and is the half-sibling of Ethan Nakamura.


Damien grew up like most demigods. When Damien was old enough he was brought to Camp Half-Blood by an unknown person. 

The Trials of Apollo

The Hidden Oracle

Nemesis, his mother.

When Meg McCaffrey is claimed, Damien thinks that the symbol over Meg's head is the communist symbol. He is corrected by an annoyed Billie Ng, who says that it is Demeter's symbol.

The next day in Woodrow's music lessons, he breaks the D-String of a guitar. After Apollo starts to play, he and Chiara sob in each other's arms, hitting each other and cursing. When Apollo drops the guitar, he completely destroys it.

While the camp is under attack, he appears with Chiara, Billie, and Paolo setting up ballistae. At the aftermath of the battle, Chiara was a victim to the hay fever outbreak. After Damien learned that Chiara is ill, he got sick as well so that he could have a cot right next to her in the infirmary, and they would be sniping at each other whenever they knew they were being watched.


Damien appears to be sometimes violent. He breaks a guitar's D-String and later smashes it. When Leo, Festus, and Calypso return to camp, he punches Leo (even though he probably doesn't know him) and then gets back into the line.

He is also described to be cunning by Ellis Wakefield in Camp Half-Blood Confidential. However, he displays moments of sheer stupidity such as thinking that the symbol of Demeter during Meg McCaffrey's claiming is the communist symbol.


Chiara Benvenuti

When Woodrow the satyr was teaching music class, Damien broke the D-String of the guitar that Chiara wanted to use, causing her to become angry at him. When Apollo played the guitar, he and Chiara were sobbing in each other's arms while hitting and cursing at each other. After this, Damien also "reduces the guitar to kindling and wires," causing Chiara to call him an idiot in Italian, for she will never get to use the guitar.

During Harley's Three-Legged Death Race, Chiara was partnered with Damien.

When the plague affected the camp, though, Apollo noticed that right after Chiara became ill, Damien fell ill as well, which Apollo found slightly suspicious.


  • Damien is derived from the the Ancient Greek name “Damianos” meaning ”to conquer, master, overcome, and tame”.
  • White is a common surname originating in the British Isles.


  • Damien calls Chiara "Lucky".
  • He is the second known son of Nemesis, after Ethan Nakamura.
  • In The Hidden Oracle, Apollo can't decide whether to flirt with Chiara and steal her from Damien or flirt with Damien and steal him from Chiara.
The Trials of Apollo
Core Series: The Hidden Oracle | The Dark Prophecy | The Burning Maze | The Tyrant's Tomb | The Tower of Nero
Main Characters: Apollo/Lester Papadopolous | Meg McCaffrey | Peaches | Leo Valdez | Calypso | Grover Underwood | Piper McLean | Jason Grace | Reyna Ramírez-Arellano | Frank Zhang | Hazel Levesque | Nico di Angelo | Will Solace | Rachel Elizabeth Dare
Secondary Characters: Percy Jackson | Chiron | Austin Lake | Kayla Knowles | Hemithea | Josephine | Georgina | Lityerses | Trophonius | Gleeson Hedge | Mellie | Chuck Hedge | Medea | Jason Grace | Herophile | Crest | Lavinia Asimov | Don | Tyson | Ella | Tarquin | Luguselwa | Claudia | Janice | Blaise
Minor Characters: Sally Jackson | Thalia Grace | Mrs. O'Leary | Festus | Cade | Mikey | Harley | Connor Stoll | Miranda Gardiner | Cecil Markowitz | Ellis Wakefield | Sherman Yang | Damien White | Malcolm Pace | Paolo Montes | Valentina Diaz | Germani | Agamethus | Olujime | Phillip McCaffrey | Hunter Kowalski | Sssssarah | Prickly Pear | Aloe Vera | Joshua | Naevius Sutorius Macro | Incitatus | Tristan McLean | Bombilo | Aurum | Argentum | Julia | Jacob | Poison Oak | Screech-Bling | Annabeth Chase | Elon | Mamurius Veturius | Mimi
Olympian Gods (Greek & Roman): Zeus/Jupiter | Hera/Juno | Poseidon/Neptune | Demeter/Ceres | Ares/Mars | Athena/Minerva | Apollo/Apollo (Roman) | Artemis/Diana | Hephaestus/Vulcan | Aphrodite/Venus | Hermes/Mercury | Dionysus/Bacchus | Hades/Pluto
Minor Gods: Nero | Commodus | Caligula | Iris | Britomartis | Styx | Terminus | Lupa | Terpsichore | Harpocrates | Cardea
Titans: Rhea | Leto | Mnemosyne | Helios
Monsters and Magical Creatures: Python | Nosoi | Karpoi | Palikos | Myrmekes | Colossus Neronis | Blemmyae | Gryphon | Carthaginian Serpent | Scythian Dracaena | Cynocephali | Centaur | Cyclops | Yale | Satyr/Faun | Strix | Dryad | Dragon | Pandai | Eurynomos | Skeleton Warriors | Zombie | Raven | Amphisbaena | Troglodyte | Tauri Sylvestres
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